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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
Wiltman, KimMM21973 – 1975eng roomwas there for the bump in the night as lefty put it. did two meds and getmo
Thompson, MichaelEM31973 – 1976R
Glazier, DougMM31973 – 1974She was my first duty ship. I served her while she was in Norfolk, VA. I worked in Engine Room 2.
Glazier, DouglasMM31973 – 1974Forward Engine Room
Smith, Charles SnuffyEM2Jan 5, 1973 – Sep 30, 1976E
Caruana, Gerald/jerryEN3Apr 1, 1973 – Mar 26, 1976A-GangJoined the Navy With Tom Morgan on the buddy plan and we both left on the same day. Had a lot of fun on the 2 Med Cruises and Gitmo. Seen Gary Bollard a few times over the years.
Morgan, TomBT2Apr 2, 1973 – Mar 26, 1976EngineeringWorked in both firerooms. I enjoyed our cruises to the Med. and especially GITMO. Was on the firehose the night of the Belknap. Was Top Watch before I got out. email me if you served at the same time. I would enjoy hearing from you
Thornton, StevenPN3Apr 10, 1973 – Apr 12, 1976Admin/Personnel
Laferriere, Dan(Frenchy)HT3Apr 16, 1973 – Oct 15, 1973R Div.Good times and bad times!
Sandy, LesterCSSNMay 1973 – Jan 1977Cook
Shaw, Robert PMM3Jun 1973 – Jan 1974EngI was a push button 3rd in the lower level of the after engine room. I did a single Med cruise while waiting for Nuc. school slot.
Dupre, Roland {dupes}IC2Jun 1973 – Sep 30, 1976ENGINEERINGREMEMBER BELKNAP/SHIP'S BAND/MED CRUISES
Kersten, BobOSSNAug 1, 1973 – Aug 1, 1973USS Claude V Ricketts DDG 5Operations Specialist. Shipmates 1973 to 1975
Thompson, RobertIC2Oct 1973 – Sep 1976E
Luis, RiveraBT 3Nov 1973 – Aug 23, 1976BI was so young and during my time on board the Ricketts was the most exciting time of my life and carrier. The best was during the Belknap accident because we all were taking care of all sailors that night to remember.
Wuebker, GarrySEVERALJan 1974 – Nov 1975FirstAhoy mateys ! I'll always have a smile on my face when I think about my time on the Ricketts. It may be to all the time that I was in charge of the paint locker. Any one remember when we hit the bauxite pier in Ocho Rios ? I was at the wheel
Mallette, TimBT3Jan 28, 1974 – Feb 1, 1978B divisionI WAS THERE ON THAT FATEFUL NIGHT
Morris, Steven C.MM3Feb 1974 – Feb 1976M Aft Eng RmContact me at scmorris@libcom.com
Bowen, Jimossn-os2Jun 1, 1974 – Jun 1, 1977OIHey Im still KIcking out here, how is everyone. Had some wild times and yes we all remember the Belknap. and freezing in earl new jersey. lot of good times. Hard to believe, made the navy a career. retired LDO/LT.
Otto, BillMS2Jul 1974 – Oct 1975supply
Steurer, George (Stu)FTCSAug 1974 – Sep 1975FOXI completed my Navy career on the DDG5. I was assigned as the Senior Chief Enlisted Advisor. It was a great ship with a great crew.
King, RoshonSN/BM/YNAug 1974 – Aug 1977DECK/ADMINI served aboard the USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS DDG-5 and I never forgot November 22, 1975 and I was in Repair 5, and great Captain, great crew. Very proud to have served aboard her and the U.S. Navy.
Hawkins, MarkHTFNAug 20, 1974 – Dec 20, 1975EngineeringHello everyone, I was there that night, when the Belknap collide with J.F.K. Our ship is never mention but i was the radiation monitor for the fire team on my ship. Which was the USS Bordelon, we were picking up survivor, & jp5 all around.
Chatman, Gary (Chit-chat)SEAMANSep 8, 1974 – Oct 8, 1975supply shipserviceman
Robinson, Willard M.MS-3Sep 23, 1974 – Sep 22, 1978SupplyII remember serving on the Ricketts, finest ship and crew, I live each day of November 22, 1975 the Collision between the Belknap and J.F.Kennedy I was proud to help my fellow crew mates. I relive it every day in my mind. you can reach me by E-mail
Tyack, JoeyBT3Dec 1974 – Sep 1977
Hooker, JeffEW11975 – 1980OE/OIHow much fun can one person have?
Woodward, MontyYN31975 – 1975AdminOnly onboard for Med cruise where Belknap collision occurred. The professionalism and courage shown that night will always be remembered along with the members of the Belknap.
Hill, Jeffrey L.IC 3Jan 1975 – Jan 1977EA great experience! From the end of the shipyard period, thru Gitmo, and two full Med cruises, including the rescue of the Belknap in November, 1975.
Wallace, TomMM3Jan 4, 1975 – Jul 10, 1976Engineering
Don, Chapa ChicoEN3Jan 11, 1975 – Nov 14, 1978A-gangGOOD SHIP. want to hear from anyone still around.
Hawkins, Wayne (Hawk)SH3Mar 1975 – Jun 1978SupplyLooking to contact old shipmates. Dave Viti, "Philly" dog, Don Haviland, Rick Hancharick and others
Priestly, MarkHT2Mar 27, 1975 – Aug 14, 1978"R"HELLO FELLOW SHIPMATES.
McLawhorn, LeftyMM2Apr 1975 – Jun 1976EngineeringWe were there the night the Kennedy and the Belknap went "bump in the night"...Med cruise '75...Looking for Dave Marshall...
McCombs, MarkGMT2Apr 16, 1975 – Jun 24, 1978ASWSome of the most incredible times of my life. Looking to reunite with some of the people that impacted my life during this time.
Reel, Greg profile iconOS2May 1975 – Sep 29, 1978OperationsPlease contact me. I think about all of you, all of the time
Linn, Claude(mel)EMCMay 12, 1975 – Jul 9, 1976R
Farthing, DerekOS3May 25, 1975 – Feb 25, 1977OIBelknap/JFK on 22NOV1977; med cruises galore,+ Kenya!! OI division was the greatest...Dolan TD, Jimbo, Reel, Jeff and more!! I remember they hung LT. Telesmanic from the bunny-tube pipe in a mailbag. Thayt was an Awesome Crew!!
Corcoran, KevinMSSNJun 15, 1975 – Sep 9, 1976SupplyEnjoyed the Med cruises.
Beaudoin, Richard A. (Bo)RM1Jul 9, 1975 – Aug 10, 1978"O"Beautiful MED Cruises. Belnap & Kennedy colliding,1st Night on board. Suez Canal, Rid De Janiro (sp), twice a Shell-back. What more could you ask for? Shipyard in Philly. Not enuff space to mention all the good times.
Corcoran, KevinMSSNJul 15, 1975 – Sep 7, 1976SupplyTrying to find old shipmates that served with me on the Ricketts.
Griffin, BlairOS3Jul 27, 1975 – Jul 20, 1977OIHad fun, saw a lot. Left DDG 5 for a Westpac on an AOR.
Moore, Duby JOS2/E5Aug 20, 1975 – Oct 1, 1979OIJust looking for old buddies, lots of great memories in OI division.
Fickett, StephenOSSAAug 30, 1975 – Jun 3, 1976OIWas wondering what became of other crewmembers on board the night of the Kennedy / Belknap collision.
Petry, RandallEN2Sep 1975 – May 1978RA-Gang
Boyd, JoelPNSN, PN3, PN2Oct 1975 – Jul 1979ADMIN/PERSONNELGood memories of travel and camaradarie. Remember some of the names on crew list, hard to remember all of the faces after all these years. We were young then!
Barker, DaveOSNOct 1975 – Aug 1977OIGood Times, Good Friends, Good Places. Especially Mombasa, Rio, Athens, Split, Haifa and Bizerte. Skated through most of it haha with my good shipmate Karl. Got out and got my BSEE and worked on computers for 15 years
Tuck, MikeSM2Oct 1975 – Jun 1980OCHad a great experience aboard our boat, loads of fun, made alot of friends, traveled to over 25 countries, crossed The Line 3 times, we had the best tin can signal bridge, and always made our commitments.
Kepner, MikeFTG 2Oct 15, 1975 – Sep 29, 1976G
Hawkins, MarkHTFNNov 1, 1975 – Nov 29, 1975EngineeringHi, I'm looking for crew members that were on the Ricketts, during the rescue at sea. Nov. 22, 1975 USS Belknap,
Salomon, DavidYN2Nov 1, 1975 – Jun 1979Nav
Keeffe, DonaldQM3Dec 9, 1975 – Aug 18, 1978OS2 Meds-Mombasa-Suez Canal-Rio de Janiero-2 Timesa Shellback Who Remembers Shellback Initiation Philly Drydock Floating Barge NGST TrainingBloodsworth ILAND Delaware River Transit To Philly Great Times Great Shipmates
Bailey, DavidSM3Dec 31, 1975 – Sep 30, 1978

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