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USS Denver (LPD 9) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Denver (LPD 9). 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 536 crew members registered for the USS Denver (LPD 9).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 – 1978 | 1979 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1989 | 1990 – 1992 | 1993 – 1995 | 1996 – 2000 | 2001 – 2004 | 2005 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Jones, James/jjMM 31973 – 1975Main ControlAnybody out there that worked main control. I made 2 westpacks with George Walker/Wes, Chief Clydesdale, Chief Linstrom, Stebbins MM1
Stevenson, George/peeweeMM31973 – 1975A Division
Cashin, PatrickEN31973 – 1975AOperation Frequent Wind was the big event the got me started in photography. Changed my life.
Hill, DaroldSeaman1973 – 19742ndThe ole ship wasn't the fastest but she always got to the next port. A ton of memories
Simmons, WillieE-3Jan 12, 1973 – Apr 19731st marine divisionI enjoye the times i was aborad.but i would like to find my friend Thomas garcia
Stawniak, JimOS3Feb 1973 – Dec 1975Best memories--Richardson's barfometer, Dwight, Frank, Sweeny, Bird, Mr. Parks, Mr. Woo; my 1st camera from Hong Kong. Worst--port/starboard, marines everywhere like ants. We were so low tech. Would love to see a CIC now.
Hendryx, Paul (Tex)BM-3Feb 1, 1973 – Aug 20, 19751st DivisionWhat a ride the USS Denver was!! Made some great friends, that I would love to reconnect with! Link, Frenchy, Malloy, Bennett and really too many to mention.
Kiger, GarrySNFeb 15, 1973 – Jul 15, 19742nd DivisionI left the Denver to go to Midway with Darrel Hill and Danny Parsons. I owe alot to the Denver as it hauled me half way around the world and back safely. Would love to hear from my ole shipmates.
Armstrong, James H. "Army" profile iconEN3Mar 1973 – Feb 20, 1975A GangArrived in Long Beach where she was in dry dock. Made one WESPAC '73-'74. Met my best friend. David Warner. Fond memories of the ship and my buddies. She was referred to as the "Dildo" in those days.
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Arnett, William "Tex"MM3Mar 1973 – Sep 1975M/P2Made two West Pacs, I remember hitting the pier at White Beach and having our compartment open to the elements. The fire in aft engine room and Mumbo Jumbo land.
Womack, TerryE-3Mar 1, 1973 – Oct 1, 1974aviation boatswainsLots of old memorys,dry dock in long beach,okinawa,subic bay taipaie korea...chip paint and paint.
Kamberger, Joseph (Berger)BT3Apr 1973 – Aug 1973BA short timer, I was only on her for 4 months.
Arnett, TexMM3Apr 1973 – Sep 1975P2
Ryan, Richard profile iconE3Apr 17, 1973 – Oct 15, 1976Special ServicesLoved the ship, I was just a kid, they spoiled me. As a boxer for the 7th fleet, I could not have had it better
Sapp, George (Dale)IC2May 1973 – Oct 1974Engineering
Forestieri, Tom CPN2May 3, 1973 – Sep 9, 1976XApril 1975 Fall of Vietnam...DENVER is flag ship for operation...super humid and hot days, hot bunking and long, long, mess lines. Wouldn't trade a day of it.
Gebbeken, BruceEM3Jun 1, 1973 – Sep 29, 1975EThough, during this time, I had the hardest time of my life on this ship, I still have some good memories. I served under Capt Jenkins as was on her in Vietnam during the evacuation. My division officer was CWO2 Ingram, a demon of a man!
King, JerryOS2Jul 1973 – Jun 1975OPPS/OI LOOKS LIKE THE OLD DENVER TOOK A FEW LICKS SINCE I LEFT HER , I REMEMBER MESS COOKING----OS3 TO OS2 TOLD MYSELF ID NEVER SHINE MY SHOES AGAIN ,THE EVACUATION IN VIETNAM , EATING A WHITEBEACH SPECIAL IN OKINAWA, WE HIT THAT PIER AND CUT A 27 FT TEAR
Miller, RonBMCSAug 1973 – May 1976Deck DEPTGREAT SHIP,MANY GOOD TIMES . BMC BMCS ENS. RETIRED 1980 AS A LT.
Hawkins, Lord profile iconSMSN-SM2Aug 1, 1973 – Oct 1, 1975OCHi Guys, I am still steaming around, holla back. Had a great time with William Smith, James Yancy, Jackie Thompson, Andrew Gonzales, Gary Turner, Ronnie White, Stanley Brown and other great sailors, holla back.
Smith, William "smitty"RM2Aug 18, 1973 – Aug 7, 1977CommHated when I was there, but wouldn't give up the memories and great people I met for the world. Yancy, Hawkins, Doucet, DT2 Brousard, Ronny White, Sullivan, Vernon Edwards, Witcher, Chief Jones, Lt W. L. Williams, God Bless you all.
Rose, Dan (Rosebud)MM3Sep 1973 – Dec 1974#1 Engine RoomThe Air Conditioning in #1 hole left a little to be desired. I painted the condenser on the #1 Evaporator to resemble a Coors can. Guthrie and I had to sneak it past Chief Linstrom until the Chief Engineer could approve
Bennett, BobE-4Dec 5, 1973 – Nov 15, 19752nd divisionSuch great memories and friends I would love to reconnect with. Tex... Danny....Frenchy..... and numerous others. Such a great ride. The Evacuation was amazing and we were all so young.
Belham, PaulABF31974 – 1978V-4
Powell, DougEW-31974 – 1977OIWent on a couple of WestPacs but Operation Frequent Wind (Evacuation of Saigon) has to be the operation that stays with me.
Calhoun, GeorgeSEAMAN1974 – 19781'ST DeckGreat Ship, Great Guy's, Really Injoyed Being A part of the flag ship Denvers Crew :}
Paulman, BillMM31974 – 1979(also known asFirst worked with MMC Clydesdale. Was married by ship's chaplin LCDR Brogden (sp?)
Elmore, Mike (Elmo)ETN41974 – 1976ETOn the Ship for Frequent Wind. Now working at LBNL Berkeley Ca.
Dodson, PaulRM3Jan 10, 1974 – May 10, 1978CommunicationsI went on several Westpacs and remember being on board with: Alphonso Allen, Michael Reese, James Hill, Stanley Benson, Hicks. Remember several crazy trips to the Philippines and how the natives KNEW we coming B4 we did
Dendy, AllenBTFN/CSSNJan 15, 1974 – Aug 15, 1975B & SupplyWorked Aft fireroom and then switch to Cook.
Hampton, EdFTG2Mar 1974 – Oct 19773rd"Operation Frequent Wind"......Dumping the helo's over the side!! Dan getting seasick when they announced shifting colors. The tear at Okinawa, the fire off of Japan.....some good memories, some not so good. No pictures of her with guns!
Koeninger, RickOS3Mar 1974 – Jan 1978OII served from 74 to 78, great ole ship, we went to the reunion a few years ago and got to go out on her again, she was very much like I remembered her. Saigon evac, hitting the pier in Oki, the fight with the Prairie crew on the pier at Oki
Mitchell, PaulRMCMar 1974 – Mar 1975I'm writing for my dad, he retired off the USS Denver in San Diego (I was 6) & past in '84. I don't know anything of his Navy time except he was a radioman and Cpt. Jenkins liked him. Any help/pictures is GREATLY appreciated. Thank
Wienke, RandyEM2Mar 1974 – Jul 1977ElectricalServed in E Div... enjoyed the WesPac cruise of 75... even with the time in Vietnam, the accident in Okinawa, and the fire off the coast of Japan. Good duty. Spent my last couple years in the tool issue room.
Jones, RayBMC (SW)Apr 1, 1974 – Aug 3, 1976x divlookig at the site
Goode, Carle-2Jun 9, 1974 – 1977medicalmedical deptment grew list during operration frequent wind 1975
Dowell, RoyGMG-3Jul 5, 1974 – Jul 5, 19783rd
Davison, Rolland, Aka DavyDK2Aug 1974 – Apr 1978Supply (disbursing)Worked in the disbursing office with Ens Williams and Ens Palenshus. Many good memories and fun times.
Koeninger, RickOS3Sep 1974 – Jan 1978OII was onboard during operation frequent wind the evac of Saigon, pushing the helos off the flight deck, boat loads of refugees, rice being cooked by hundreds on the flight deck, White beach, SUBIC , oh yeah! Great times on the ol dildo.
Koeninger, RickOS3Sep 1, 1974 – Jan 24, 1978OIServed under Captains Jenkins, and Jones , both fine gentlemen. Time of my life I will always remember, would'nt trade it for anything.
Hollman, NylesQMSMOct 21, 1974 – Jun 17, 1977OPS/COMI OWE HICKS MY LIFE.ALSO NEVER FORGET THE FIRE ENROUTE TO JAPAN
McCloud, ShorndenMA1Nov 1974 – Nov 1977XCame aboard as a BM2 and learned a lot from my "Sea Daddy" BM1 Henry Pierce. Made MA1 before I left. Retired as a MACM(SW)in 1992. The Denver was my favorite tour of duty.
Hill, JamesSM3Nov 10, 1974 – Mar 23, 1979CAI came aboard the Denver with SR Stanley Beason. We were in 1st division with BM1 Peirce,and BM2 McCloud.Peirce called us "slip knot." I enjoyed this command the most.
Hill, James-mackSM3Nov 10, 1974 – Oct 4, 1981Ops/ComI had the distinguished honor to serve under the command of Capt. Harry T. Jenkins. It was on our way to vietnam when he displayed more thana seasoned military man. He became a father. "Operation frequent wind." 1975
Stoutenburg, DanaBTFNDec 1974 – Sep 1977"B" After EngineeringServred with Captains Jenkins & Jones. Went on one WestPac Operation Frequent Wind (Evacuation of Saigon) . Last year was the best working as B&M Divisions supply Officer next to DCC. Best Buds "John Boy" Whatley, Alan Cardoza, Dwayne J
Bass, BruceMM1Dec 1974 – Mar 1980M and A DivGood times, bad times........... Hey Mike, JJ, Smitty.

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