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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
Heffington, Binnie1970 – 1973
Burle, Robert (Bob)En31970 – 1973RLot of good memories
Anderson, Thedore /tedIC 2Jan 1970 – Feb 1971
Cooper, GaryQM-2Mar 15, 1970 – Oct 20, 1973NavigationMiss my ole buddies Bill Duncan, Les, Rich and Mark. Wild memories of seeing the world and will never forget the collision with an oil tanker while pulling into Norfolk after a 6 mo. cruise. I was on watch on the bridge
Hall, Phillip (The Goat)E3Jun 1970 – Jun 1972SupplyThe Goat from North Carolina is trying to make contact with Steve Allen. Where R U Steve?
Jones, GarySTG3Jun 1970 – Aug 1973AS
Wilson, RodneySH 3Jun 5, 1970 – Oct 4, 1971?operated Ship Store sold everything from toiletries to electronics, watches, candy.
Murphy, TomLTJGJul 1970 – Dec 1971FirstMet some great people I still think of today.
Revak, PaulRM3Aug 10, 1970 – Mar 3, 1973OCBEST TIME OF MY LIFE, ELMO ZUMWALTS NAVY. GITMO, MED, NATLANTIC, AMERICAN SPY SHIP #5 IN THE BLACK SEA WITH THE RUSSIAN NAVY. BULLARD, JAKE, LUCCHI, I REMEMBER IT LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY.
Allen, SteveDK3/2Oct 15, 1970 – Nov 14, 1971SUPPLYGood ship - great times. Would love to hear from Woody from California or "Billy Goat" from North Carolina. (You know who you are-HA!)
Hearne, MikeGMM2Nov 1970 – Jan 1972Fox
Nycz, EdEN2Dec 1970 – Dec 1974A-GangAbsolutely loved this ship, great crew, good cruises, esp North Atlantic, remember the "Rag" Retired as CWO3
Miller, James/docHM31971 – 1973It was a great ship and I had many good times on her. I miss the comraderie of those years. I always wondered whatever happened to Chief Estep HMC. Had many friends and many good memories.
Kartchner, LloydSM3Jan 1971 – Nov 17, 1973SignalGreat two years, still think of you guys,
Kartchner, LloydSM3Jan 1, 1971 – Oct 1973signalgot to see the world
Walton, Robert EGMG2Jan 8, 1971 – Jul 23, 1973ASFirst Med Cruise and First North Atlantic. Interesting tour but not always a pleasant command climate.
Walton, WillieE-2Jan 18, 1971 – Nov 24, 1974Gunnery/ BoatsHey Guys,Had a lot of fun,met a lot of great guys. Wish I could go back and do it again.I might change a few things,mostly about me.Any way I miss a lot of you guys,Drop me a line sometime. YOUR SHIPEMATE WILLIE
Frisce, LarryETR-3Jan 31, 1971 – Jul 18, 1971I served with the beach jumpers special warfare group. We were TAD to the Ricketts. Went to the med with you guys in 71! Remember the "gut" in Naples? The Ricketts was accused of being a spy ship by the Russians while in the Black sea.
Hinkley, SteveBT3Feb 1971 – Sep 13, 1974 After FireroomHad some good times and some bad times on board the Tricky Ricky. I did enjoy the cruises and seeing the different country's. Been looking for Troy (sam)Bass. or any shipmate from 71-74 email me hinkley@adelphia.net
Shea, MarkGMG3 E-4May 11, 1971 – Nov 21, 1973G DivisionReally miss those great times, Willie Walton, Sugarbear ( Robert Cruse), Randy Blanchard, Chief Bonnin, Chief Esteps, Chief Teachout, so many good people,Oh forgot Ens. Hill..
Stensaker, OscarPN3Jun 1971 – Oct 1974ONI have a lot of great memories, and not so great ones, and met a lot of shipmates I will never forget.
Sanders, JerryetnsnJun 20, 1971 – Jan 6, 1972oelooking for friends
Plantenberg, Thomas "Tom"PN2`Jul 1, 1971 – Dec 30, 1972XServed in PERS OFF under Chief Marvin Montgomery. When we left for a North Atlantic cruise, he bolted and I ran the office. I later got a commission and have advanced to the rank of 06. To those who knew the "Ricketts Rag" that will be amazin
Canas, RodGMG3Sep 10, 1971 – Sep 11, 1974G
Tingley, CalLTJGOct 1971 – Jun 1972BEnjoyed my time on the Ricketts. Got to meet a lot of people and see a lot of new olaces, especially in th Med.
Jensen, RichardfnNov 1, 1971 – Feb 19, 1972Rthis was my first ship
Gatto, DanielSK2Nov 2, 1971 – Nov 2, 1975storekeeperlooking for old buddies.
Merz, JohnSEAMEN1972 – 1973First
Geyer, StevenGMG31972 – 1976GMG
Zandstra, RandyOS2Jan 1, 1972 – May 29, 1974OI
Hicks, James (Jim)tmo3Feb 1972 – Feb 1974ASGreat Shipmates...great times
Lirette, KirkMM3Feb 11, 1972 – Sep 25, 1974fwd. engine roomgreat memories , looking for my buddy clayton jones from arkansas
Dayton, DonaldE3Mar 12, 1972 – Oct 15, 1975BmI was a baker along with coon & bridges and after a north atlantic went and worked on deck with 1st class grogan super guy don't know if any of you guys are checking this out if so email me like to hear from you
Moffett, ThomasEN2Apr 1972 – Jan 1975A
Houk, ZekeMidshipmanJun 1972 – Aug 1972FirstWe escorted the Fighting I from Norfolk to Copenhagen.
Cruse, JimEW 2Jun 20, 1972 – Jan 24, 1974OILooking to contact any of my old shipmates. Retired in 1985 as OSCS Cruse
McKay, KenENSIGNJun 28, 1972 – Sep 25, 1973First, Then NavigatorNATO Cruise, Jul 72-Nov 72; Survived Insurv Board of March 73. Left to become a Seabee, never forgot CVR and the REAL NAVY
Nelson, FrankRM2Jul 1972 – Apr 1975OC Two Med Cruises, a North Atlantic, a GITMO tour and two shipyard overhauls. Life was great. Although I was't there in November of 75, I was mighty proud to say I served aboard the CVR. Looking for the were-abouts of RM2 Scott Wangberg .
Entrot, DavidE4Sep 1972 – Jul 1974EngineeringNow living in NM.
Foley, LesQM3Sep 1, 1972 – Mar 15, 1974NavigationMOD Squad Says it all. Great times.
Witmeyer, BruceSTG2Sep 5, 1972 – Apr 3, 1974WEAPONSHEY JONESY,JOE RIVAL, TROUT,ETC...
Snyder, JohnSM3Sep 7, 1972 – Jun 6, 1974OCThiry years have passed but the memories are still fresh. Worked with a good crew then. Glad I had the experience.
Smith, Charles (Snuffy)EM2Oct 19, 1972 – Nov 30, 1976E
Reid, JohnSK2Nov 25, 1972 – Aug 30, 1975SupplyGreat med cruise and a couple of good trips down south. Would love to hear from someone.
Affonso, Joseph FonzBM3Dec 12, 1972 – Dec 10, 1977FIRSTWORKED WITH CHIEF ADAMS AND PLAYED IN THE SHIPS BAND ALSO WAS THERE THE NIGHT OF THE BELNAP HELPED GET SHIPMATES OUT OF THE OCEAN.

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