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USS John Hancock (DD 981) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS John Hancock (DD 981). 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 514 crew members registered for the USS John Hancock (DD 981).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – now

Farmer, Anthony B.EMC(SW)1990 – 1995ETough tour but good memories. Seems the Navy got tired of trying to keep her together. Will miss her.
Scofield, JoeyGM21990 – 1995StrikeGoing to Mayport isn't the same since they decommed her. She was the easiest ship to find in the basin. Just look for the ship listing to starboard! I made some great friends. I had some of my fondest moments of the Navy onboard.
Cantu, DannyBMSN1990 – 19921stGreat times! North Star '91 Stavanger, Norway and England! Blue Nose in the Arctic Circle. We had some great times!!
Carolino, CyrusHN1990 – Jul 12, 1992MedicalStill living in Jacksonville FL. Married with 3 Kids. Working as a Consultant for Philips Respironics for the past 7 years.
Tucker, GregDC 21990 – 1993RLooking forward to hearing from anyone I served with and talking about those old days!
Kikngdom, RooseveltE3/Fireman1990 – 1992R Division
Franck, ArronGMG3Feb 1990 – Jul 1991GUNSGlad to have found this site abd here from some old shipmates. The Johnny H was my first ship and the best. Good times with great people!
Messer, LarryOS3Feb 1990 – Jun 1993OPSLiving back in kentucky; married in 04
Franck, ArronGMG3Feb 1990 – Jul 1993CG5" gunner in charge of Mount 52. Looking for Mitch. Are you out there?
Steimle, KitRM2Mar 1990 – Jan 1993OPSLife long Great memories onboard the Johhny H....Sgt. on Louisville PD for 16 years now...
Farquhar, FrankFCCS(SW)Mar 1, 1990 – Jan 1, 1992Strike
Lockaby, JeffE-2May 7, 1990 – Mar 9, 1993Radio ShackHad many great times Stavanger, Plymouth,, Mayport even underway wasn't that bad with our crew (well North Atlantic)
Cruz, RonaldEM2May 10, 1990 – Feb 12, 1993It was a great ship! Great memories with Big ALVIN...Learned a lot from this ship. EMC (SW) FARMER was my LCPO.
McMinn, BobbySM3May 19, 1990 – Dec 10, 1993OperationsGreat bunch of fellas served on this boat during my time. We had good times and hit alot of nice ports. I always will remember the USS John Hancock and its crew.
Lucey, Tim / LooseGMG3Jun 1990 – Jul 1992GunsGlad to see the names on this site. I am a physician now and a Neurology Resident as of 12/04 Married to my wife Kristina w/ 2 kids Caity (7) and Joe (1). Hope to have a reunion sometime.
Buck, KeithOSCJun 1990 – Nov 1996OIGood times and good people on this ship.. Retired to D.C. as an OSC..
Sams, JeffJul 7, 1990 – Dec 21, 1993Combat SystemsWent back to the Army National Guard and currently E8. Left the Navy as a DS2. This was the best group I've had the pleaseure of working with. Currently in Minnesota.
Rauch, CecilRC2 (SW)Jul 20, 1990 – Sep 13, 1994GUNSHad too much fun, but there's no such thing.
McCullen, AnthonyE2Aug 15, 1990 – Nov 2, 1992deckhated the job loved some of the people i met,still good friends with a few OS3BULLOCK,BM3WESTMOORELAND.Only job I ever had where i got paid to skate!
Hemphill, Doug (Os2 Big Daddy) profile iconOS2Aug 28, 1990 – Aug 5, 1995OPSWas my only ship. Had a great time. Made lifelong friends. Johnny H crew was a great bunch! Shout to my boy L.J. and OPS. Got my MBA 2005. Working for the Fed Govt and live in MD. Starting my PhD. in 2010.
Bates, Nicholas/nickE3Aug 28, 1990 – Aug 28, 1994Comm...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Davidsen, DrewTM3Sep 4, 1990 – Jul 3, 1992Combat SystemsI play guitar full time. I am a session musician for alot of new records coming out. I just fnished my new CD, "This Journey." I am now doing some BIG radio promo. Lets connect. Visit for my music.
Stafford, TomSTG2(SW)Nov 1, 1990 – Dec 16, 1992CSThe Hancock had its good times (Jamaica and Stavanger) and bad (Gitmo and Bahrain). I think I still have a headache from the beer in Israel!
Moore, MattLTDec 1990 – Dec 1993Auxo/Missiles/Strike
Moore, MattLTDec 1990 – Dec 1993Auxiliaries, Strike, MissilesServed as Auxo from Dec 1990 through about June 1992. Then served as Strike Warfare Officer and for about 6 months I was also divo for the Missiles division. I detached the week before the 1993 Med cruise to go to post grad school in Monterey, CA.
Pigmon, ScottEW2Dec 8, 1990 – Dec 7, 1993CSI
Reynolds, Raymond "Rice"FC2 (SW)Dec 9, 1990 – Dec 15, 1995CSG2Two 6 month deployments and untold MIF-OPS and let's not forget that 6 month dry dock, what a great time!! MT51 and MT52, where are you? Email me folks.
Beck, MikeFC31991 – 1993never have i worked with more spineless,backstabbing brown nosers. ltjg moore especially
Brobst, JeffFC2(SW)1991 – 1994Strike'61 Birds of Freedom' should bring back some memories for those who served aboard duing the Desert Storm / MIF ops!
Baker, KevinPNC(SW)1991 – 1994NAV/ADMINGreat enlisted crew - mediocre wardroom. CDR Stone was worst CO I served in 20 yrs service. BZ to my enlisted shipmates for putting up with all the BS.
Dermody, EdwardGMC1991 – 1993StrikeGlad I got the hell away from Rogers...What a miserable time he must have had.
Lowe, RickSTG11991 – 1992CSA
Hutcherson, JamesGMG31991 – 1994GunsConsidering where I am now, Afghanistan, living on a ship is looking pretty attractive these days. Hope everyone I knew back then is doing well.
Mobley, JamesE3 Radioman1991 – 1992OperationsHad a lot of fun overseas with the crew and my shipmates. Life long memories.
Ellis, MichaelSM3Jan 8, 1991 – Jul 30, 1992I really enjoyed the Hancock. We stayed underway alot, but I am glad to have met some of the guys I did meet. I hated to hear it was decommed in 2000. I would like to hear from some of the ole SM's, QM's and others that I met way back when.
Counce, RobertHT3Mar 1, 1991 – Dec 1, 1994RI could not wait 2 get off of this ship & now cant believe its gone/scrapped! I can B reached thru my wife's email addy, which S listed w/my profile. I look forward 2 talk 2 others that have served on this ship & those I served w/1990-1994.
Ruppe, JosephFC2Mar 15, 1991 – Jul 28, 1997CSGHad a great time, met a lot of good friends and saw a lot of the world(sea). One of the best moves I ever made. Hello Rice and Jesse, you guys were the best. Those were the good'ol days. Fair winds and following Seas......
Martinez, Rudy “vato”RM3Jun 1, 1991 – Jun 1, 1993RadiomanHad a Great time on the John Hancock it’s been a while but I still remember the Good Times God Bless All and God all Squids. John Hancock “First for Freedom” RM3 Vato
Lawrence, GaryJun 14, 1991 – Nov 14, 2000
Miller, KevinGSE2(SW)Jul 25, 1991 – Jan 15, 1996MPI had some of the best and worst times of my life while on the John Hancock. Served with some of the best people on earth. Now living in MD. Married w/ child + 1 soon . Look me up when you're in the DC area. I work with Terry Batten.
Cassidy, Tim "booter"OS2Aug 1991 – Jun 1995Ops/OIThey call me Booter and I still don't know why.
Lingis, Sean (Buckaroo)EW2Sep 5, 1991 – Nov 5, 1993CSI
Haggard, Kevin C.GMG3Oct 1991 – Mar 1993WeaponsI couldn't believe it when I heard they Decommisioned her! I hope to contacts some good friends I made while I was there!
Rieker, TonyFN / GSMNov 1991 – 1994MP / ENG RM #2WOW what memories we all had. It was good to have known you guys. good times, better friends. cant believe she is gone. our mobile trailer, cowboys truck, to many times in egypt, unreps, drinking with friends, everyone take care.
John, "Sarge"GSENov 1991 – Oct 1994EngineeringHad a great time !!! Looking for DC2 Robert Moore, & GMG2 Todd Smith. Still married to my 'Queen' that I met in Virginia. Feel free to contact me !!
Wilson, JackMA3Nov 1, 1991 – May 1, 1993Master-at-Arms Hung out in the MA office doing piss tests for all you drunks that came to the ship late. Can't remember that many people. If you remember me, hit me up!
Brown, TimothyDS1Nov 27, 1991 – Nov 27, 1995CSEI have some wonderful memories
Lenhart, JeffATCSDec 1991 – Aug 1992AirHSL-42 Det 10 Leading Chief.
Perry, MichaelMS2Dec 1991 – Apr 1993S2My favorite ship of all. Loved the Proud Warriors of HSL-42. CDR Stone, helluva CO. Great experience. MedCruise '92-NOT!, remember that?! 61 Tommies, the only ship in the Navy sailing fully loaded. Good stuff, miss my 'mates.
Eichstadt, JasonBM3Dec 1991 – Jun 1993DeckHad alot of great times sailing the old girl. Too bad she's gone.

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