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USS Austin (LPD 4) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Austin (LPD 4). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 891 crew members registered for the USS Austin (LPD 4).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1999 | 2000 – 2001 | 2002 – 2003 | 2004 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Sportelli, James- GjoE31962 – 1966V-1
Moses, CarlCS2-CS11962 –S1I am creating this for Carl Moses. I am his son Shane. I am hoping some of his old shipmates might be able to lift his spirits. I also served on the Austin.
Sipolino, RamonE5Jun 7, 1962 – Jun 8, 1976R
Knopp, JohnETN31963 – 1966OE
Knopp, Johnetn3Jul 25, 1963 – Jun 29, 1966OE DivisionUSS Austin
Knopp, JohnETNNov 20, 1963 – Jul 20, 1966OEPlank Owner
Rothhaus, Jr., Christian L. (Chris)SH11964 – 1966SupplyI am a Plank Owner and served in the Supply Division as a buyer and accountant. Looking for Lt. Art Emde.
Garner, Charles (Chuck) GarnerLCDR1964 – 1966OperationsPlank Owner
Callaway, CurtisMM11964 – Dec 1965MTrans to the Thuban AKA-19
Grzyb, TonyMM31964 – 1966mPlank Owner, would like to talk to other plank owners.
Buddock, PaulEN31964 – 1967E DivisonPlank Owner - Precom to 12/97. At Decommissioning.
Houck, Robert/bobET21964 – 1967Best watchmaker out to sea! Plankowner. Spent time onboard for many Carribean trips as well as packing up the Apollo crews. Enjoyed every minute on board. Best ship in the Navy! (Posted for Dad)
Thomas, BobCS31964 – 1966CSI was on the Austin from pre commission to 1966. I am a Plank Owner. Looking to make contact with Jay Strayer ,B. Hall ,E. Larkin M. Nason if possiable.
Wade, J.p.BM21964 – 19681st&2ndPlank owner. Buddies- Ozzy; B Cox;J J Skahan; E. Walters; S. Karazinski. Mooch
Parent, AlbertE31964 – 1968R
Schott, FredEM3Jan 19, 1964 – Jan 19, 1967ELOOKING FOR PLANK OWNERS PH2488791219 MICH
Sportelli, JimmySEAMANFeb 1, 1964 – Feb 1968v1hank the jank hello G JO
Dupuis, William / StewCS3Mar 1964 – Feb 1966Bakery I am a plank owner we were the newest of the fleet and kind of sassy one any one know the whereabouts of Chief Garcia
Carraghan, Wayneqm/3cApr 1, 1964 – Jul 4, 1967quartermaster
Moran Jr., William T. (Bill)ET1Jun 1964 – Feb 1967OEAUSTIN (LPD-4) IS SCHEDULED TO BE DECOMMISSIONED SEPT. 27, 2006. CONTACT THE SHIP AT EMAIL ADDRESS suppo@austin.navy.mil for an invitation to the decommissioning ceremony asap.
Kersey, JimFTG2Jun 1, 1964 – Nov 1, 1967ThirdPlank Owner
Turner, James SLTJun 6, 1964 – Jun 6, 1964Gunnery
Bassett, BobSF-1Jun 9, 1964 – Nov 8, 1968RPlank Owner- Lots of fun swimming off the Stern Gate. Remember when The Marines set off the Foam System and made a mess of their vehicles?
Catlin, EdwardMM3Jul 1964 – Dec 1967MPLANK OWNER and proud of it
Prouty, FredMM3 E-4Jul 1964 – Jun 1967engieering I am aplank owner
Packwood, Richard, DickE-3, ELECTRICANJul 8, 1964 – Feb 26, 1968EI'm a Plank Owner, Part of the Original Crew that Put The USS Austin in commision. I know we are getting old, but where are the other EM's & I&C men from that crew? We were told that we were hand picked for the commisioning crew. SO?
Bierbrodt, Robert ME5Aug 1964 – Feb 1968AMachine Shop and I am a Plank owner. I'm retired from Funks/John Deer mfg. Married-three girls and six grandchildren.
Paulin, Leo "Rick"SN, GMG3, GMG2Aug 23, 1964 – May 28, 1968gunneryprecom, plankowner
Felix, Rivera3RD CLASS PETTY OFFICER-MACHINIST MATESep 27, 1964 – Oct 27, 1967MI am a Plank Owner
Thomas, DonaldRM1Oct 1964 – Jan 1968OCPlank Owner
Davis, Robert E. Sr.E4/SHL4Nov 1964 – Aug 14, 1968SupplyI am looking for anyone that was on the Austin during this period, esp. "Mac" Gordon from Ga., "Shelly" , or the "Kimberly brothers" from Pa. I am looking, also for anyone that knows the next reunion date, time, place.
Coombs, DonaldRD3Nov 1964 – Aug 1968OPSARRIVED STRAIGHT FROM BOOT CAMP SPENT THE NEXT 4 YEARS ON HER. PLANK OWNER AND SORRY I MISSED THE DECOMMISIONING. STILL KEEP IN TOUCH WITH BILL MARKHAM. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM BOB BELLANGER AND OTHER RADARMEN FROM THOSE YEARS
Porstman, Robert M.FTG2Nov 1964 – Nov 3, 1967GUNNERYReported aboard USS Austin prior to commissioning in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in late 1964, but can't recall exact date. When first reported we lived in barracks on Flushing Ave. Met my wife-to-be in Phila. Best buddy was Warren Plympton GM2
Fjetland, ConradLTJGNov 1964 – Sep 1967CommunicationsGreat experience. I still tell stories to my grandchildren.
Strayer, John "Jay"LtjgNov 1964 – Jul 3, 1966Supply
Duhe, NolanMM 3Nov 4, 1964 – Jul 23, 1968MPLANK OWNER
Vardell, SteveEN3Nov 7, 1964 – Aug 7, 1967EPlank owner. Had more fun than the law allowed. e mail hracer@midwest.net I was there when it all started .
Zabst, PhillipMM3Dec 1964 – May 1967M
Daniels, Stuart1965 – Jun 1969I am the daughter of Stuart Daniels and I'm trying to find out any information or contact anyone who served with my dad. If you have any information please contact me.
Pitkat, Richard profile iconsh31965 – 1967supply divisiongood times in N.Y. Texas and P.R.
Bentfeld, William (Tom)GMG21965 – Dec 19, 19683rd Div
Chaisson, AlanSN1965 – 1966QMI COMMISSIONED THE SHIP STAYED FOR A YEAR THEN WENT VIETNAM I AM A PLANK OWNER AND WOULD LIKE MY PLANK. DOES ANYONE KNOW WERE I CAN GET IT?
Dieckmann, WalterETR3Jan 1965 – Mar 1968OEPlank Owner - I remember the GITMO shake down cruise, many visits to San Juan, visits to Panama, Jamaica, Dom. Rep. Curacao, Corpus Christi, Ft. Lauderdale,Dry dock in Philly(new turbine)& yard work in Portsmouth.Like to be invited when she is Decom.
Misdom, Robert "Bob"SNJan 1965 – Dec 15, 1966first/thirdplank owner
Meron, RichardABH2Jan 1965 – Feb 1968V divisionI really enjoyed the USS Austin. Wish we could have more reunions.
Hulen, Donald (Huey)SF1Jan 30, 1965 – Jan 30, 1967Repairreported aboard in Brooklyn during precom
Clark, Terry (Doc)HN - HM3Jan 31, 1965 – Feb 2, 1967H - MDEICALPLANK OWNER
Gottlieb, CarlSN (SHL)Feb 1965 – Jul 1965Supply (Ship's Service)Plank owner. Anyone hear from "Limey", "Big Ski" and "Little Ski"? I hear the Austin is still in service but is scheduled for decommissioning.
Stanis, Michaelmm3Feb 6, 1965 – Dec 15, 1967m divisionI am a plank owner.
Hamilton, DannyE-3Feb 13, 1965 – Jan 30, 1967ONE YEAR 2ND AND ONE YEARPLANK OWNER. SPENT MANY GOOD TIMES ABOARD THE AUSTIN.
Bounds, DavidPC3Mar 1965 – Jul 1966XPlankowner
Cook, RonnieBM3Mar 8, 1965 – Apr 15, 1968DeckThanks for great memories.
Acklin, CharlesMACHINIST MATE 2/CLASSApr 15, 1965 – May 15, 1966ENGINEERINGDUKE DELANEY,MASSDIN THADDEUS ST CYR ALLCREW MEMBERS AT THIS TIME.
Tumbleston, MarionMMFNJul 9, 1965 – May 10, 1967MJoe Duhe and Rocco meliante where are you?
Okon, GeorgeE3Sep 7, 1965 – Jun 20, 1969boson matemy husband was a boson mate on the austin.. i fyou remember him or would like to contact him pls email me. betty007boop@yahoo.com would love to surprise him for xmas cruise book 65-69,, would pay to have copied.
Moss, CharlesE3Sep 15, 1965 – Sep 13, 1968RHad a lot of good times.Would like to here from some of you guy's
Douglas, CliffordMM2Oct 1965 – Oct 9, 1969M-Div.Looking for Willie Massden. Looking for Anthony Grygb.
Johnston, Lonnie profile iconpo 2Oct 12, 1965 – Sep 9, 19691st divisionIm looking for Joseph P Gonzalves "speedy" who was a shipmate on the uss austin lpd 4. Anybody with any information PLEASE contact me through navy buddies.
Sherley, Jr., RobertE5Dec 23, 1965 – Dec 23, 1969R

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