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USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29). 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 240 crew members registered for the USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1981 | 1982 – 1987 | 1988 – 1992 | 1993 – 1998 | 1999 – 2004 | 2005 – now

Thomas, ClarenceDKC1982 –S4Plankowner
Warner, Glen1982 – 1983EPLANK OWNER After reading some of the comments I can see that her Motto should still be Haze Gray and Under way.
McNelley, HarryRM2Jan 12, 1982 – Jun 15, 1984CR
Ocker, StuartTM1 (sw)Feb 1982 – May 1985CS-2Plankowner
Ott, MatthewHT3Mar 1982 – Feb 1984e2plank owner / certified welder / turd chaser ... had some great times onboard and is liberty ports with my shipmates (best ship in the fleet) if only i could go bact to those days if you know me drop me a line at
Cyr, RobertRM3Apr 1982 – May 1984CommI enjoyed my tour aboard USS Stephen W Groves
Kraft, ChristopherGSE2/GSECApr 1, 1982 – Apr 1, 1987E-1This was the best battle frigate in the U.S. Navy, The "Fighting 29" Too many change of commands. We never had more than 3 SSDG's running at once due to "class malfunctions" Good Engineering Department.
Wells, JimPN1 (SW)Jun 21, 1982 – Jun 13, 1984AdminSaw some names I recognize. Just checking in
Hayes, KenGSE2Sep 1982 – Apr 5, 1985MPReported aboard during PSA. First ship, great time. Living in Bristol, RI.
Alexander, Charles (Alex)HT1 (SW)Dec 1982 – Feb 1986EngineeringHa! I remember most of you guys, Best crew ever. So many stories,I live in Australia now :) Email me at
Haley, RandySN to HT21983 – 1986RepairAwesome first seagoing command, I definitely grew up on the "Steaming Stephen"! Absolutely the finest crew in the Navy. Retired now, enjoying my grandkids. Drop a line!
Ferrell, JeffOS1Jan 1983 – Jul 1987CS-1Had a GREAT TIME!!!!!!
Shelton, LyleSKCMar 1983 – Oct 1985S1GOOD SHIP.
Poole, Michaelsn to SM2Apr 20, 1983 – Aug 16, 1986deckHad a great time, miss the days "haze gray and underway", miss most of the people I met onboard, a few not so much..Halifax, Boston, Naples, Gaeta, great memories..if you want to get in touch,
Brown, OrlandoGSE1May 1983 – Jul 1987MPMaiden Cruz 1st liberty port Naples. Only for one day. You know why?
Nelson, OswaldSm1Jun 6, 1983 – Jun 12, 1987OcLeft ship in persian gulf.wasLpo during Starks attack,outstanding time with my boys.
Jahn, PeterET2Oct 1983 – Jan 1988CS4Had alot of good times
Jackson, DaveE-3Dec 1, 1983 –S-3 DeckThis was a temp. assignment for me before OS "A" school but I had a lot fun and met some cool people. I liked Rome and Gaeta (Naples not so much). I remember mess duty, painting, learning semaphore and flaghoist.
Campbell, DanielPN1Apr 1984 – Mar 1987
Gentile, MichaelE6/ET1Aug 1, 1984 – Nov 1, 1987CE
Smith, JoeFC11985 – 1989Combat SystemsShip's Sailor of the Year 1989
Muehter, PaulE-11985 –Comms
Toczek, GaryEW 3/2 SW1985 – 1989CombatGood Times but also remember the sad times.
Hasse, EdGSM2 - GSMCJan 1985 – Dec 1989MPMy first sea tour and what great memories. 3 trips to GITMO, 2 trips to Persian Gulf, SNFL Cruise and the Stark and Challenger tragedies. Oh Yeah, 19 months in Boston.
Senecal, James SenecalET2 ET1Jan 1985 – Aug 1988CS4Who can forget UNITAS XXXI and Shellback; and the Gulf after the Stark was hit? The only KY-8 tech for a while until superceeded. Who knew?
Sean, Maxwell "Max"SNMar 1985 – Dec 1987DECKGOOD TIMES!! loved nato cruise! the germans can drink some beer & they had a bar on they're ship. Gitmo was hot as hell and GQ drills made it feel just THAT! The persian gulf and THE STARK! RIP to our 37 lost shipmates.
Frazier, Wesley DeanSNJun 14, 1985 – Apr 1, 1988was aboard for snfl bluenose stark atack and dry docks.
Gonzales, GuyBM2Jun 26, 1985 – Jun 26, 1989DeckGood Times
Davila, NelsonRM3Jul 1985 – Apr 15, 1988SC-2Good experience with CAPT Kirkpatrick. Everything was good until CDR Cornett got onboard. Loved the NATO cruise and the 32 days at Den Helder. Hated the Persian Gulf deployment, specially our "babysit" duty of USS STARK.
Haas, MarkGSE1 SWJul 1985 – Aug 1987E1I came aboard while the ship was in Mayport durring the SNFL cruise. Lots of great memories and good times.
Kressbach, John (Jj)E5/ET2Aug 1985 – Sep 1987CS4
Keeling, DonAug 10, 1985 – Dec 7, 1987CS-3GMG1 Good Crew and Times GMCS in USCG now
Stone, Donald W.EW3Oct 10, 1985 – Aug 9, 1987COMBATMADE SOME GOOD FRIENDS ABOARD
Richard, PaulMSSNJan 5, 1986 – Dec 15, 1987Supply/Kitchen
Cheseldine, NickSM3Jan 9, 1986 – Aug 9, 1989CommunicationsGTMO twice, Persian Gulf, several Carribean getaways and a 1 1/2 years in the yards. Remember the Magnificent Seven in Duval County. Young and Dumb = Some pretty wild times.
Tipolt, AnthonySTG1Mar 1, 1986 – Jan 15, 1991CSThe Mighty Tipster!
Wilson, BrianMR SONARJul 9, 1986 – Apr 9, 1991SONAR BABY!!!!Best times of my Naval experience!!!
Elliott, MackFC2Sep 1986 – Oct 1988
Waddell, DavidEW31987 – 1987combatleft ship with knee injury when we arrived in Persian Gulf in 87
Steck, James D.OS3Jan 28, 1987 – Jan 3, 1991OperationsThe Boston refit, The Gandino incedent, Mayport, Gitmo, Hugo, Unitas...What a ride! Thanks Doc, Steve, Scott, Travis, CJ, Tom Sawyer, Chad, Fishcel, Theys, Thread, Andy Anderson, Chief Heath and Howie Hatley! Long Live Capt. L.L. Cool Dick!
Milleson, SteveBM3Feb 1987 – Nov 1989I regret the lack of repect given to my fellow crew members, I would have done it differently if I had a chance to do it over again.
Murphy, StephenGSE3Mar 1987 – Jul 1988mpthe better of the two ships I served on.
Eads, Dave BisonET3 (SW)Aug 1987 – Aug 1991CS4Before or after nobody and I mean nobody partied like the REGULATORS!!! Fritz,Tip, Beagle, RJ, Spero, Siko (yea you to dickhead) Brian. Unitas XXXI good times. WTFO people whats up?

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