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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
Hunn, MichaelE31966 – 1968radarman CIC
Faust, JohnLTFeb 16, 1966 – Feb 21, 1968Supply OfficerA great ship and an outstanding wardroom.Remember the CO/XO all too well, and some of the crazy "talks I had with the XO.
Swanberg, Charles M.FTG3May 1966 – Jun 1969G
Booth, RogerRM2May 1966 – Oct 1968OCBest time of my Nav y career. Best crew I e ver served with.
Mathews, JoeMM 2NDMay 1, 1966 – Aug 9, 1968My friend new me as Sugar Bear. KD Matthews was a good friend
Zimmer, AlanYN-3Jun 1, 1966 – Jun 1968DeckGreat shipmates,loved the two Med cruises
Faudree, Robert - Bobrd3Jul 1966 – Aug 1968radar gangseveral med cruises and a tour around gitmo
Thomka, CharlesET2Jul 1966 – Jun 1968ElectronicsAboard just after the Mixed Man NATO experiment
Lease, BarryBM1Jul 30, 1966 – Dec 11, 1967DeckBusted from BM1 to BM2 this Ship,I guess I was having to much fun!
Chalmers, RobertFTG2Oct 1966 – Jul 1970G
Morgan, Robert Daniel (Dan)EM 3Nov 28, 1966 – Nov 27, 1967eMy first and only Med. cruise, had 364 days to go before getting out.
Lambert, GeneSK2Jan 1, 1967 – Nov 1, 1968SupplyOne of the best times in my life, in particular the Med cruise in 1968.
Barnhart, Jim (Barney)FTM3Mar 8, 1967 – Jun 8, 1970FOXI ejoyed sailing on the CVR and will never forget the good times with my shipmates.
Gordon, DickGM-2May 1967 – May 1970A/S
Ferrera, BillSTG-2Jun 1967 – Feb 1970A/S
Le Borgne, William ( Bill )CS 3Jun 1967 – Nov 1968SupplyMED. CRUISE 1968 BEST PORT CALL FINALE LIGURE ON THE ITALIAN RIVIERA bus to Monaco and Monte Carlo casino awould like to connect with galley crew.Steve Pirtz, Edge, And all the others i cant remember call 630-956 -3096
Hammonds, JimRM3Nov 10, 1967 – Sep 12, 1969
Chapman, LarryEM21968 – 1970EHad a great time on board a great ship.
Merritt, FrankLTJan 1968 – Sep 1969Supply OfficerGreat, fun ship and Supply Department. 2 Med cruises, plus St. Thomas, VI. Missed our Vietnam deployment due to? A mystery! A lot of poker games in Chief's Mess and First Class Mess.
Ziegler, III, BrandtGMGSNJan 1968 – Nov 1969My Navy career was cut short by an accideent while on leave that Thanksgiving.
Garthee, RobertSNJun 19, 1968 – Jun 14, 19711st Sail Locker
Middleton, Riley MoonE3Jun 26, 1968 – Oct 30, 19691stBetween chipping and painting I really enjoyed my time with you all, I,am here in colorado with jerry roach..Isack cambell
Rogers, DanSTG 2Oct 1968 – Oct 1969A/S
Butcher, WendellFTM3Oct 1, 1968 – Sep 1, 1972FOXGREAT SHIP...ALOTOF FUN....ALOT OF GOOD MEMORIES...WON THE CRUDESLANT FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP...LOOKING FOR TERRY FIELDER - LENNY ABEITA-
Vaughn, Bobby JoeCS 3Oct 13, 1968 – Feb 15, 1972Supply
Drueschler, RichardsnDec 1968 – Apr 1970g
Lerner, TomFTM2Dec 3, 1968 – Mar 3, 1973FOX
Lund, DalePN31969 – 1970ONWas Personnelman. Worked for YNC Damron. Went on Nato cruise. Remember a Yeoman by the name of Vibbert from Wyoming. Had a great time with the crew and shipmates of the Claude V. Retired with 28 years in the Reserve component (US Army) as Captain
Baker, DennisGMM2Jan 14, 1969 – Apr 15, 1973FOX
Rattenborg, DennisBM3Jan 15, 1969 – Jan 5, 19701ST DIVISIONI am forever thankful to have served with great boatswains mates and deck seamen of the Ricketts. My dad passed away, we were at Portsmouth England, they collected money to help me with travel expense. Shipmates forever!
Edwards, Jerry "Pete"RM3Feb 1969 – Nov 1970OC - Radio ShackHi shipmates. I just found this web site. I'm also registered at the destroyers.org - Tin Can Sailor web site. I've been to a few Ricketts reunions. Next is in Fall River, MA. Contact is Bob Haner. I'm at jedwardsva@aol.com
Coon, BruceCS3Feb 20, 1969 – Nov 27, 1972fssome ship
Sprague, CharlesGMMSNMar 1969 – Jul 1969Launch Control Operator, Mk-11 Missile System
Jarest, JakeRM2Mar 1969 – Jul 1972OC/Radio ShackI see a couple of former shipmates 'Pete' and 'Revak', Paul. I agree with Paul, the Navy let me grow up and at the same time we had a ball.. Malta, Athens, Tunisia, and definitely Finale Ligure, Italy. Unforgettable!
Sprague, CharlesGMMSNApr 1969 – Jul 1969
Flasche, Lee / FlashFTG-3Jun 1969 – Apr 1972G and FLearned more about engineering in the 39 radar room than almost anywhere else.
Smith, Tanis RBT 3Jun 14, 1969 – Sep 20, 1971Eng.
Neally, Charles "Pat"ST1Jun 19, 1969 – Sep 10, 1969
Maye, LarryBM3Jul 7, 1969 – 19721st DivisionHad a lots of friends on the entire ship. some name are, Robert Russell work in the engine room. Youngblood, Miller, Green ,BM3 James Coleman. Sure would like to get in-touch with some of those guys.
Butler, Richard HarcourtSAAug 1969 – May 1971Uss Claude v Ricketts ; Naval Atlantic fleetWould like to connect to guys who remember me. I was shy, had red hair. I fell off the ship once while flapping lines at dock side. I fell down forksole. hurt my legs, I was in sick bay alot Bruce Bravetts , hello
Chapman, RogerSNAug 1, 1969 – Feb 1, 1971supplyi worked as a store keeper

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