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USS Klakring (FFG 42) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Klakring (FFG 42). 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 227 crew members registered for the USS Klakring (FFG 42).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1984 | 1985 – 1990 | 1991 – 1995 | 1996 – 2000 | 2001 – now

Chaffee, JimGSE1(SW)1982 – 1987E-1next to last plankowner to leave
Husta, PeterCAPT/RETMar 1982 – Apr 1984Engineering/MPANeed all Plankowners to contact me re decommissioning in MARCH 2103 in Mayport. 305-437-0813.
Belcher, KennethBM1Apr 7, 1982 – Sep 14, 1986Ship Control(SC-3) Div. LPOHey miss you all, It was the best crew I ever had work for me... We all were one big family and loved to party. Had a great time down in the caibean and in bath maine as well. hope to be able to hear from you all feel fr
Wahlig, Leonard O.CDRJun 1982 – Dec 1985Plankowner, Commissioning and first Commanding Officer of the "Special K." The Skipper passed away on Thanksgiving Day, 2003. A burial at sea was held onboard the Klakring on May 26,2005. The CO cherished his time at sea with his shipmates.
Hunt, Doug ( Bear )BM2Jun 10, 1982 – Jan 9, 19861stI precommed this ship, and became one of her first master helmsmen. I loved it there, wished i would have stayed.
Eidel, GeorgeSKSN/SK2Nov 1982 – Jun 1986S-1Precommed in Norfolk, I remember the first person I met was YN2 Dennis Dove. The parties in Brunswick air base. A great time of my life, hope all are well, sorry to here about the CO.
Barcomb, WayneENSDec 1982 – 1985Combat SystemsPre-Com and Commissioning ERO. Also did tour each as DCA and ASWO.If you couldn't drive the Cooper River at 22 kts, you weren't a ship driver....
Funk, WilliamLCDRDec 1982 – Sep 1984XOPRECOM XO. Good times in Bath. Quick to learn crew. Miss Captain Len Wahlig. He passed on too young.
McKey, Kenneth B.E-6/GMM11983 – Mar 17, 1985Combat SystemsPlankowner. Had a great time while serving on the Klakring. Fired the first missle off the ship. Howdy to my good beer buddies, Al Parker, Mike Berry, Casey Turner, Joe Kuhns, John Brazil and all! Kenny Take care all! Kenny
Harshman, JonGS1983 – 1986E-1
Weinberg, BillGSE1(SW)1983 – 1985SnipePlank Owner: Still miss being haze gray and underway.
Etchison, J.F.ETC(SW)/CWO21983 – 1986Combat SystemsPlankowner..ERO...Miss you Captain..Fair Winds and Following Seas
Brazel, JohnFTG3/E-4 FOR LIFE!1983 – 1987Combat Systems - CIWSPlankowner,video pirateer, chess phenom,may still hold the record for most UCMJ violations without being punished.Maine was cold,the Gulf was hot,XO cussing us out when we almost got banned from Lauderdale,ah yes goodtimes.LOL JB.
Bloomer, AdamEN21983 – 1985A GangPlankowner
Warner, MichaelQM21983 – Dec 1985Ships Control - PlankownerHad a great time on that ship. Party animals "Bear" Rodgers, Prentice, Foss and Mickey. Capt'n. Wahlig was a great man. Even saw Eddie play the drums a few times. Tore up Bath and Brunswick. Anybody in SE F
Clyde, DavidGSCS(SW)1983 – 1988E-!Plankowner- 1st EOOW , Started #4SSDG in Bath. Retired in Oregon missing the haze grey and underway
Hadden Jr., WilliamOS 31983 – Nov 11, 1986
Edwards, DennyFCC1983 – 1985CS3Plankowner. Split toured to Halyburton in 85.
Brian, JobeEN21983 – May 1985A GangPlankowner..Miss the good old days..Rest in peace Skipper..It's good to see all of your names and remember all we went thru from pre-com to Gitmo..And a few parties along the way :)
Turner, TomGSM31983 – Mar 22, 1986E-1I was proud to be part of the PRECOM crew for the ship. Enjoyed my time onboard and the friends I made.
Smith, Mark (Mr. NTDS)OS1Feb 1983 – Aug 1986CS 1Plank Owner - Anyone know if them pricks Chief Mahaffy and Chief Plante are dead yet. It would make me very happy.
Foster, Allan profile iconSM2Feb 2, 1983 – Jan 2, 1987Ships Control 1Pre-com & plankowner, signalman 4 life. Great bunch of guys, my service was only too short. Scott D. Pearl, great guy, can't 4 get those blanket parties lol. Wayne D, Kerry (Kool-Aid), Da Party Animals, miss u guys. USN.
Jones, John T.OS 2Feb 26, 1983 – Nov 28, 1986CS 1Plank Owner, was a great ship and looking back on my time was a lot of fun.
Burrough, Anthony (Tony)GSE1Mar 1983 – Jun 1987E-1
Reid, John JGSM2Mar 1983 – Aug 1985EngineeringLong time does anyone look at this site John J Reid just thinking about the old crew mates reach me at
Ramirez, Domingo (Don)EW3Mar 1983 – Apr 1986CICI remember pre-comm in Norfolk then going up to Bath. Had family @ the commissioning & enjoyed running up the gangplank to “man my station.” Had a blast @ our first port of call in Newport, RI. Drunk Aussies everywhere.
Thompson, Craig profile iconSNMar 28, 1983 – Apr 1, 1985DeckPlankowner. CO Wahlig & LCDR Funk hand selected me from RTC Orlando. Service at NTC Norfolk prior to commissioning and was at the helm upon commissioning. I PQS'd & awarded Gas Turbine Electrician A & C schools
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Fletcher, ChuckGSMCApr 15, 1983 – Aug 15, 1986E-1Plankowner \, Attached E-1 division from commisoning thur 1986 Left as a GSM1 Currently retired in South Carolina
Morrison, RayOS3Apr 20, 1983 – Jun 12, 1986CS
Stevenson, Wilsonsh2May 1983 – Sep 1985s-3was one of the plank owners
Young, DennisQM2/E5May 1983 – May 1985ships controlPlankowner, Oh, what times we had.
Harris, JeffITC(SW)May 4, 1983 – Nov 1, 1985SC-2 RadioPlankowner, USS Klakring was one of the best ships I have served on.
Dickinson, Eric 'Dicky'ET2Jun 1983 – Oct 1987Combat SystemsPLANKOWNER.......Reminiscing about the camaraderie I enjoyed aboard the Special K. Sad that I did not know she was being decommissioned and missed attending, but Happy to have the fond memories.
Sauls, StephenBM1Jul 5, 1983 –DeckServed two tours on Klak Attack.
Thompson, MichaelBM3Aug 1, 1983 – Jan 4, 1987Deck
Folk, RogerOS-2Aug 15, 1983 – Dec 16, 1987CS-1Plankowner. One of the last to leave. Served with some great sailors like: Ingemi, Morrison, Jones, Hill, Oakley, Hadden, Wallace, Chief Plant, Powers and Mahaffey and many others. Couldn't have survived without each other!
Ambrosini, Mark "Ambro'ET3 / ET2Sep 16, 1983 – Oct 27, 1986CS07I just missed being a plank owner, but was still original crew. Had a great time in the Gulf, considering where we were. Alot of great times with all the guys I served with.
Bill Canter, Bill (Splash)BM3Nov 1983 – Jun 19871stBest crew I ever had the pleasure of serving with. Special K 1st man-overboard.
Boudwin, Rodney/rodRM2Dec 24, 1983 – 1987OC02I will never forget my shipmates, Homer Payette, Buddy Taylor, Jeff Harris, Steve Gaudet, David Early, Matt Mann, Kent Johnson, Wink, Frank Varner, so many more just don't have the room on here. Love all you guys.
Mandelbaum, Mark/ RedEN3Mar 1984 – Jun 1987E-2I have some great memories of being onboard the Special K. Met some cool guys but never kept in touch with any one except PN3 Quinn/ Runkle
Davis, ReedSTG1(SW)May 17, 1984 – Jun 2, 1987CS-2My first ship. Greatest crew I ever served with.
Thompson, EddieSM2(SW)Jun 1, 1984 – Jan 1, 1989SC1if you cant remember me i was the ships drummer for the band. hope all of you are well. sorry about the captain, he was a hell of a guy. would love to know where foss and dunham are.
Kinney, Leonard (Joe)EM2Jul 1984 – Jun 1986E-2Loved being at sea on the Special K
Ward III, FrankHT2-SWSep 1, 1984 – Mar 11, 1988E-3 DivisionI came aboard in Portland, Maine Labor Day Weekend 84 and it would be the start of some of the most memorable friends and times in my entire life. I would not trade one moment I experienced. May God Bless each one of you
Illig, Leonard/iggyGSM3Dec 1984 – Jan 1987E-1

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