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USS McInerney (FFG 8) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS McInerney (FFG 8). 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 251 crew members registered for the USS McInerney (FFG 8).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1979 | 1980 – 1985 | 1986 – 1990 | 1991 – 1997 | 1998 – 2003 | 2004 – now

Maestas, Tonyft 3Jul 10, 1978 – Jul 10, 1981combat systemsYea I was there when Kenny Jording died still looking for Phil Monje
Holmes, MichaelLTSep 1978 – Dec 1980Repair/Aux/ElectI can be contacted at
Morris, RockyEN31979 – 1981Love to hear from Plank owners. My website is
Littlefield, RichRM2/RM11979 – 1981Radioman/Career Counselor
Smith, JonET11979 – 1981Electronics gangSome our gang was Mike Burns, Jim Stablein, Robert Banker, Keith Dalhke, and Mike Raab. I got hit by a car on my motorcycle and went to shore duty.
Garcia, JoeSK21979 – 1981S1Plankowner. Retired 1993 SKC(SW) I living in Idaho e-mail address:
Eliassen, KentFTG21979 – 1982CS3Did 2 other FFG Precom's after MacInerney, but she was the best. Left active duty in 1988 and then did 14 years in reserves. Retired in 2003 as a Senior Chief. Live in Bath Me, and work at BIW.
Yates, MichaelDS1/DSC1979 – 1981Combat SystemsI remember reporting to the Pre-comm without a nickel to my name. Had to do acceptance testing on UYK-7's the next day. Remember JS Berg our first CO. Remember nearly all the ET/RM/FT/DS guys.
McCowan, CharlesCWO31979 – 1983M
Spain, DougFTG31979 – 1982CS4Great memories from the Bath Iron Works days to the Lamps helicopter testing in the Carribean
Atwood, GeneEM31979 – 1981EngineeringI was proud to have served on the Mac. Great crew! I think of you guys often!
Griefenhagen, RobertRM2Jan 1979 – Jan 1984
Baroni, MarkFTM2Jan 1979 –Fire ControlPlank Owner - there in Bath Maine the Mayport some really good memories, especially the "week ends" in the Bahamas.. Left in 1982 to commission PHM-6 USS Gemini in Seattle WA then to Key West Fl.
Nakroshis, RichardEW1Mar 1979 – 1981OIPlankowner, was on pre-comm crew for several months in Bath, ME prior to commissioning.
Trieloff, PatrickSM1May 1979 – Dec 1980Plankowner - left after about a year on board - retired from the Nav in Sept 93 as a SMCS(SW)
Schaeffer, GeorgeLCDRMay 1979 – Mar 1983CHENGThe Mac Attack tour was very rewarding and the crew exceptional. Fond memories include "We lost our ass in Bath," many trips to GITMO, " furry teeth and eyeballs" Club 21, etc. a Med/IO cruise, etc.
Waterman, JereRM1/RMCMay 15, 1979 – Jun 1983PLANKOWNER. Have many fond memories of my 4 years onboard. Does the term contagious enthusiasm bring back any memories. Retired in July 1991 as CWO3 (Communicator)
Paine, RayQMCSJun 1979 – 1981SC1Met a lot of great guys whouldn't mind hearing from them
Young, WilliamET3Jun 1979 – Jun 1982CS04I remember most of the crew. My boys SM3 Mack, SH3 Anthony and others. Much respect for all the officers, especially Mr. Harvey. ICC Foster, your talks change my life. Thanks! Retired as CPO in 2002. God bless you all!
Letourneau, StevenEN3Jun 15, 1979 – Aug 15, 1981Engineering/AUX 2I am interested in hearing from any of my crewmates. Where are all you guys and what are you up to ? You can reach me at my e-mail add. which is: I live near BIW in Bath,Me.
Daley, JackHT2Jun 30, 1979 – Feb 21, 1981Engineering 2I am a Plank Owner & Founding member of the Mac Attack , founded in the Azalea Garden Lounge in Norfolk Va. Served with Captain J. S. Berg. LTCDR G. Schaeffer : CHENG. LTJG. Mike Holmes : DCA Best crew Ever!!!
Blakeslee, Jr, Edward RSTG2Jul 1979 – May 1980CS-2PLANKOWNER I still remenber that cold December day standing on the pier in the snow at BIW atthe commissioning. I was the first to transfer off to FFG-7
Plankey, PaulRM3Jul 1979 – Dec 1980
Stablein, JimET2Jul 15, 1979 – Apr 20, 1983Combat Sysremsback in my hometown, chicago, and working as a union technical engineer. we make sure high-rises are where they're supposed to be and are plumb. (think surveyors)
Moore, Samuel (Scott)STG1/STGCAug 1979 – Oct 1983CS2Most rewarding tour of duty, with a lot of hard work and just as much fun.
Riddlemoser, ScottOS1Aug 5, 1979 – Dec 20, 1980OPSPreCom Crew Member, long winter in Bath....Took the boat down to the heck out-ta dodge....
Thomson, AlLCDRSep 1979 – 1982Combat Systems OfficerGreat ship, great crew!
Hollan, JimTM1Sep 1979 – Jun 1981CS2Was very glad to find this list of plank owners. I was also sad to hear of decommission and final fate. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. Only tm on board at time of commission. Email is
Griefenhagen, RobertRM2Sep 1, 1979 – Jan 24, 1984radioman plankowners - wassupp
Ferguson, DennisETCS(SW)Sep 1, 1979 – Jul 24, 1982CS-4John Berg First CO FFG-8 Pasted away Dec 15, 2004, after a long illness...God Speed John Berg.
Willmore, Robert DocHMCSep 14, 1979 – 1983MedicalPick up the Mac Attack with you guys after commissioning in Bath. Rode her for 3 more years. Made HMCS and eventually commissioned a CWO2 in 1984 as a Navy Physician Assistant. Retired in 1994 as CWO4. Doc Willmore.
Garland, RobertSAOct 1979 – Mar 1981E1I was apart of the original crew that commissioned the Mc. in bath, maine the Co berg, Xo bankhardt, Lt. harvey, Ltjg Lustig. Ens, holmes and a few others. I was on the Mc. 2 years, I left to Hm school.
Garland, RobertSAOct 1979 – Mar 1981crew listMember of original Commissioning Crew in December 1979, under CO J. Berg.
Hill, GeorgeFTGCOct 1979 – Nov 1982CS3FFG-8 was my favorite, the crew was the best. Retired as FCCM in 1991 and went to work for COMNAVAIRLANT as Combat Systems Maintenance Coordinator for aircraft carriers, still doing it 19 years later.
See, CraigGSM2Oct 10, 1979 – Jun 5, 1984MPMy email is Would like to plan a Plank Owner party maybe at the decommisioning of the Big Mac Attack
Yankowski, Michael (Ski)GSM1(SW)Oct 22, 1979 – Feb 24, 1984Main PropulsionI'm a Plank Owner. The Mac was the best ship I was ever on. Had the best times of my life on the McInerney. (so far) The commissioning crew was my family while I was there. We all looked after each other.
Kelley, Raymond/spiceGSE2Nov 1979 – Jan 17, 1983E-1Served with the first and best crew the Big Mac ever carried. Super Snipes Forever!
Waldron, Gary (Wally)GSM2Nov 1979 – Jan 1982Main Propulsion Engineering (EM01)Plankowner, and proud of it.
Grover, GaryEN3Nov 1979 – Jul 1981ENGPlankowner, Didn't have enough fun the Big Mac so I got out at the end of my tour, but after 3 years of being a sandcrab I decided to come back in and finish my 20. The navy decided to put me on FFG-16 where I spent 6 years. Miss the gang
Smith, JonET1Nov 1979 – Sep 1981Combat SystemsI got out of the Navy in 1982. I worked for Philips Medical Systems for twenty years. I now work for Baptist Hospital in Nashville fixing x-ray equipment.
Oefelein, Tom (Oaf)EN3Nov 1979 – Jun 1981A-GANGI am looking to establish contact with any members of the Engineering group of the pre-com and early post-com periods. contact me at: I am currently living in North Carolia; hope to hear from you soon. Tom
Oefelein, Tom (Oaf)EN3Nov 1979 – Jun 1981Aux gangI am living in N. Carolina and looking to establish contact with the Engineering crew of the pre-com and early post-com period. Contact me at: Hope to hear from you. Tom
Kelley, RaymondGSE2Nov 1979 – Jan 17, 1983E-1Proud to see her commissioned, sad to witness her decommissioning and being turned over to another country. But the old girl still lives on in spirit.
Bossardet, ThomasEM2Nov 1979 – 1981engineeringpre comm shipmates were the best, just looked at the calendar and I left the ship 40 years ago today. time flies
Shultz, MartyGSM1Nov 1, 1979 – Aug 23, 1984EngineeringPlankowner on the Mac. Worked hard - Played hard - Still do.
Ferguson, DennisETCM(SW)Nov 15, 1979 – Jul 30, 1983CS04
Nakroshis, RickEW1Dec 15, 1979 – 1981Combat SystemsLeading EW, and ran the ship's Post Office for the first 9 months.
Oefelein, Tom (Oaf)EN3Dec 15, 1979 – Jun 27, 1982Aux GangI would like to hear from any body that was on the ship when I was please write me at 3834 So Olivers X rd Newton NC 28658 hope to hear Soon!!!!!
Marshall, JosephGSM 1Dec 15, 1979 – Apr 28, 1982E-1Plankowner..great about that storm off of Hatteras, and our port visit for the BB-55 Anniversary!
Waldron, Gary (Wally)GSM2Dec 15, 1979 – Jan 5, 1982EM01Plankowner, and proud of it. The best Frigate crew ever.

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