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USS Curts (FFG 38) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Curts (FFG 38). 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 298 crew members registered for the USS Curts (FFG 38).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1984 | 1985 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1993 | 1994 – 1997 | 1998 – 2003 | 2004 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Donnelly, RobertGSE0000 –E-1
Rose, RonRM1981 – 1986
Powell, JamesE31982 – 1983SonarDon't know if very many PLANK OWNERS remember me because I had a bad motorcycle wreck and paralized my right arm shortly after our Ref Trai and before going back into the yard.
Adams, DougEW2Apr 1982 – Dec 1983Combat SystemsPlankowner.
Rountree, RafeBM3Apr 1982 – Jul 1984FIRSTI ANSWERED ONLY TO BM1 CASTRO BUT I SURE LEARNED ALOT FROM THAT GUY. I WISH I WOULD HAVE STAYED THERE AND BEEN SINGLE
Foster, Wilson (Blake)GMM 3Sep 1, 1982 – Sep 1, 1984WeaponsMy 2 years on the Curts were some of the best of my life. The guys I worked with were the best of the best. If any of you remember me, please email me at blake_foster47@yahoo.com
Riley, Michaelms3Oct 10, 1982 – Sep 16, 1986msI had the time of my life when i was on the ship with my friends at that time.
Logue, DavidHT21983 – 1987E-2PLANKOWNER: served from early 1983 pre precomissioning crew until 1987. WOW that was a long time ago. Hope some of my old friends see this and that some of my old enemies will forgive my mistakes.
Ketterman, GeorgeBM31983 – 1985DECKPLANKOWNER
Dorsey, CharlesSM1/SMC1983 – 1985SCO1This command was some of the best years of my life and some of the best people I ever had the opportunity to meet and work with.
Brennan, Francis XE51983 – 1985supplylooking for shipmates when ship was commisioned
Palardy, CraigFC21983 – 1986WeaponsNow live near Rochester,NY. Miss the good times with my shipmates of that time. Maintained the CIWS. Swapped to USS Missouri in '86. Not the same as being on a small tight knit ship.
Dwyer, JamesOSSN1983 – 1985Operations
Lesher, Randall profile iconICFN/IC21983 – 1985Combat EngineeringHad a good time being a plank owner sure like the three card guts and all the good times we had on that ship
Kendrick, JackGSEFN - GSE2Jan 1983 – May 2, 1986MPI was the 7th person to check into PCO Curts, Plankowner Oil King, qualified up to EOOW befor transfer. Went on to retire as a GSCS(SW) in 2002. Would love to hear from fellow plankowners.
Gorecki, ChuckOS2Feb 1983 – Sep 1987CS-1Had a great time at Oakwood Gardens with the precomm crew. Left ship while in the PI on the way to the gulf. Still keep in touch with Mueller (OS), Rogers (OS) and Johnson (GMG). Living in WI with wife and two kids.
Ringeisen, WilliammssnFeb 1983 – 1986MESS SECTIONPlankowner had a great time on the curts and good freinds to
Woodbury, JohnLCDRFeb 1983 – Jun 1986Combat Systems Dept
Rogers, KyleOS2Feb 7, 1983 – Jul 1986CS1Retired from NAS Brunswick Maine as an NC1 (SW) in 2002. Had a great time seeing those who went to the decommissioning!
Waters, TroyQMSA-QM1Mar 1983 – Nov 1987SC01Plankowner QM, worked with Schwing, Ferris, McGuire, Dorsey. Had a great time at Portland Rose Festivals. Would like to hear from any of the guys from "THE MOTHER FRIGATE"
Thomas, DionE-4Mar 1983 – Dec 27, 1985GMM
Doyle, JohnltjgMar 25, 1983 – Aug 6, 1984disbursing/supplyI am currently retired from the us postal service and live in new jersey.
Melton, RayEW2Apr 1, 1983 – Aug 1, 1984OPS
Melin, KevinSTGCSApr 15, 1983 – Sep 29, 1987CSGreat ship!
Melton, RandyEW2May 1983 – Oct 1984OSPlankowner. rmelton@armp.org
Tompkins, PaulEN2May 1983 – Jan 6, 1987engineeringPlankowner couldn't have worked with a better group of men to get the ship ready for its journey in the navy
Ponzo, RickOS2May 1983 – Oct 1987CS1The 8th Plankowner to arrive about the same time Mueller arrived. Wasn't sure I was in the Navy when we would BBQ and play water volleyball 6 hours every day at Oakwood PB.
Gibson, DewayneOS2Jun 1983 – Sep 1987CS-1Served onboard Curts from commissioning to late 1987. She was my first and only permanent duty station. Living in Portland, Oregon since 1993. Decided to live here when we visited in 1986 and 1987 for Rose Festival.
Blanchette, B.SNJun 1983 – 1986DeckPlankowner-Two of my friends from bootcamp ended up on the same ship with me. Peter Andrach and Vicent Valenti. If you guys ever read this get in touch. GM1 Blanchette Retired USN. defensivetech@gmail.com
Vain, BillBMJun 1, 1983 – Jun 1, 1986DeckPlankowner - Happy to see some of my old shipmates and fellow Plankowner's still around and kicking. I still have many photo's of the original crew and the ships commissioning. Drop me a line anytime if interested.
Barnes, FredGSM2Jun 1, 1983 – Aug 31, 1986EM1
Minimo, OliverSN-PN2Jun 3, 1983 – Jun 4, 1986DECK/EXECSN MINIMO. PLANKOWNER, STARTED ON DECK WITH BM1 CASTRO, BM3 MARTELLI, BM3 ROUNDTREE AND I STILL REMEMBER QMSN WATERS, OSSN GIBSON. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS THAT REMEMBERS ME (minimoo@lhd6.navy.mil). I'M STILL ON ACTIVE DUTY
Swaby, CliffordEM3Jul 1983 – Mar 1987I would like to hear from the plankowners from the Curts. i now lives in california about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, EMail me at ceswaby@sbcglobal.net
Valenti, VincentBM3Aug 1, 1983 – Apr 4, 1986DeckA plankowner I am and proud of it. like my dad it will make a man out of you and it did. Any body know where john moore and cliff swaby are
Andrach, PeterET3Aug 16, 1983 – Jun 7, 1986deckcrewsome of the best yrs. in my life. blanchiette, duhart, swaby, sabala, gonzales,bmsc little, gmsc goeffe,martelli,and many others if you get this message drop me a line take care and God Bless!!!
Wamsley, RobertYN3Sep 10, 1983 – May 9, 1986CS-4Plankowner. My first military tour of duty.
Wulzen, GaryFC2Oct 1983 – Jul 1987WEPSPLANKOWNER - Living in N.Cal with wife I met while on Curts and have 2 sons. Discharged day Curts headed to Persian Gulf and watched her leave port.
Ghent, PhillipHT2Oct 8, 1983 – May 14, 1986E-2Any reunions in the future?
Bond, BillFT1(SW)1984 –CSPrecomm and trying to locate our former XO, "Big Jim Clark" Finished 21 years (7 of it forward deployed) and fleet reserve in 2001. If you know of Lcdr (then) Clark's whereabouts, please send an email.
Harper, David/trapENFNJan 1984 – May 1986A/M Good times and bad, but had a blast anyhow
Ferguson, D. ToddGSM2Jan 1984 – Dec 1988EngineeringAlmost had five complete years onboard, Great Crew. Most of my time was spent in the oil lab, Aux 2 & Mistys downtown Long Beach!!!
Gardner, BobbyE3Jul 2, 1984 –ENPeter Andrach, Clifford Swaby, Larry Hamilton, Chris Sabala, Kenneth Spurr and any other shipmates. bobby.gardner918@yahoo.com Feel free to contact me .562 335 2526
Kelley, KendallBMOct 1984 – Mar 1988DeckWildman heard from any of the rst of the gamers? Drop me a line at magilagorilla@yahoo.com
Harper, David/trapperENFNNov 1, 1984 – May 17, 1986king

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