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USS Claude V. Ricketts (DDG 5) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Claude V. Ricketts (DDG 5). 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 395 crew members registered for the USS Claude V. Ricketts (DDG 5).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1965 | 1966 – 1969 | 1970 – 1972 | 1973 – 1975 | 1976 – 1978 | 1979 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Spickler, RichardFTM20000 – Jun 8, 1979WeaponsSpent a significant amount of time away from home, but visited 17 countries on 5 continents. I truly did join the Navy and see the world.
Pfeiffer, Richard T.SNFeb 1962 – Oct 19643rdTwo time Plankowner on the same ship! Once in May of 1962 and again in July 1964!
Hughes, TomETN2/ET1Apr 1962 – Sep 1964OI/OE
Owen, Reggie OwenSNMay 1962 – Oct 1963Plank Owner
Parker, IraSeamanMay 1962 – Oct 19631st DivisionPlank Owner USS Biddle DDG-5, this is before the Mixed Man Crew.
Guckavan, JoeE3 FIREMANMay 5, 1962 – 1963R then BMy general quarters station was telephone talker for repair5
Jacobson, James/"Jake"ETR21963 – Jun 20, 1966OE
Sterner, ChrisRMSN1963 – 1964OCFirst ship after "A" school. Lucky enough to serve on the Biddle with my brother for our first Med. cruise. great memories, great ship.
Turrell, BrianMMC1963 – 1963EngineroomRetired
Nash, LarryIC3Apr 1963 – Aug 1964E DIVISIONBest Ship and Crew I ever served with. A lot of great memories.
Gould, GeraldRDSAJul 1963 – Aug 1964OI
Grant, EdETR21964 – 1966OIMixed Manning Demonstration Crew & sang(?) with Deutsche Singen Chor
Knaak, RobertSN1964 – Sep 1965supplyI was abord durring the mixed manning NATO cruse.
Zapp, Wolf DieterFTM3/FTM21964 – 1965FoxMember of Mixed Manning Demonstration (German Part)
Brown, Donald "charlie"RD11964 – 1967OIMixed man deal
Krebs, HeikoRD21964 – 1965OIMember of Mixed Manning Demonstration (German Part)
Morris, GeorgeBT31964 – 1966B I WAS A FIREMAN ASSIGNED TO BRAVO1 (FORWARD BOILERROOM I WAS ASSIGNED TO THE SHIP, FOR 19 MONTHS, AND DUE TO CUTBACKS WAS RELEASED EARLY AND BEFORE I LEFT, MADE BT 3. IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE !
Grant, EdETR21964 – 1966OIMixed Manning Demonstration
Bourdaghs, RobertYN3Jan 10, 1964 – Jan 10, 19662nd
Falbe, TonyHMJan 10, 1964 – Nov 10, 1964MedicalWorked with Chief Ostrander. I was called "Little Doc"
Shield, AlbertETMay 1964 – Dec 1965OEOne of the Royal Navy members of the crew on USS Claude V Ricketts
Knowles, Skip2000dsdp2verizon.netRM2May 17, 1964 – Dec 6, 1965ELoved the ship and the places we were able to visit as well as being with the men from othr countries
Burt, BobSNJun 1964 – 19663rdgreat great memories of the mixed man days lots of old photos
Wellbrock, Eckhard MartinQM2Jun 15, 1964 – Dec 20, 1965NavigationGerman member of the Mixed Manning Demonstration crew and Plankowner. Contact me at wellbrock@hagen-cux.de!
Graham, Roy C.SK 2Jun 15, 1964 – Jun 15, 1965SupplySend me names of old shipmates to tpapro@earthlink.net
Neuman, KirkRD2Jul 1964 – Jan 1968Mixed Manning Demonstration. Lots of good memories. Made some good friends and had lots of fun.
Raines, Patrick Buffs Aka Spider.FN, USN or ME(1) RN.Jul 10, 1964 – Dec 20, 1965R DivisionMy eighteen months on board USS Claude V Ricketts was the highlight of my naval career. The training on diesel engines set me up for a future career with Mirrlees Blackstone Diesels.
Wilson, WilliamE3Sep 14, 1964 – Sep 27, 19661st on board during mixed crews
Dodgion, CarlBT2Nov 3, 1964 – Oct 23, 1968BLooking for those who knew my son on the USS Simon Lake AS-33
Toye, William (Bill)IC31965 – Aug 23, 1968E
Gallivan, William (Bill)E-51965 – 1967Postal ClerkI was postal clerk and remember a few names like Charlie Brown, 1st class, and Dallas Shawkey, Lt, were aboard the ship when I was on it. It was a memorable almost two years of my life right out of high school.
Gillispie, Gill profile iconFTMCMay 1, 1965 – Aug 22, 1970F
Miller, WayneBM3Jul 5, 1965 – Jul 5, 1968Came on right out of boot camp and left when I made BM3 to another ship. Made many friends and had many great days at sea, or the Med trips.I wouldn't trade them for anything.
Ice, Larry/lawrencessnAug 1965 – Aug 1966shpservice
Antrim, BenCDRAug 25, 1965 – Mar 15, 1967Damage Control Ass'tMost beautiful destroyer I've ever served aboard.
Steil, AlanMM3Sep 3, 1965 – Dec 22, 1967Loved going to sea and still do but for pleasure only.We spend our winters on our trawler in southern and carribbean waters.Own a bakery,are semi retired,have two sons and married for 33 years.Live in Montauk New York.
Swift, Ronaldboilerman 3 classOct 16, 1965 – May 19, 1969boilermanit was fun
Dodgion, CarlBT2Oct 24, 1965 – Oct 23, 1968BWorked in both Firerooms. Two Med cruises and GITMO
Peel, BennyBT3Oct 24, 1965 – Jun 26, 1967engineeringBT3 after fireroom med cruise mid shippmen cruise Gitmo Trainning 7 weeks cruise. Best time of my life,
Truchanowicz, Edward / TruckBT-3Oct 27, 1965 – Oct 27, 1967B
Truchanowicz, EdwardBT-2Oct 27, 1965 – Oct 27, 1967B
Timm, DannyRD 2Nov 1965 – Apr 1968OI
Jones, Michael DGMG 3Nov 29, 1965 – Mar 13, 19692nd
Margeotes, MichaelFTM-2Dec 10, 1965 – Apr 30, 1970FoxHistorian - DDG-5 Crew Members Association
Derouen, AmosRM3Dec 15, 1965 – Sep 24, 1968OCMany great memories - would like to hear from fellow shipmates....

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