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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
Doyle, MikeSK21976 – 1980Anyone out there give me a buzz sure would be nice to hear from some one . Had alot of good times Africa South America
Thomas, Roscoe (Tom)OS21976 – 1979OI
Hess, James (Jim)EM 21976 – 1979EHad a lot of good times with the Electricians Mates and the I C Men.
Cross, DanEM-31976 – Oct 1978Egineering
Sommer, SigfriedOscs FGNFeb 6, 1976 – Jul 1977oiFederal German Navy Exchange Chief
Clarke, LarryEM3Feb 15, 1976 – Feb 15, 1978EFine ship. Retired in 1994 as Senior Chief Gas Turbine Systems Tech.
Spickler, RichFTM2Mar 6, 1976 – Jun 9, 1979Weapons
Bailey, RobertMM3Mar 8, 1976 – Aug 26, 1976engineeringshort stint while in between training schools in norfolk va. too many memories of sleeping in my top bunk getting burned by a steam pipe. countless soundings, best memories- firing asrocs!!
Cross, Dan /dan-oEM3Mar 29, 1976 – Oct 29, 1978enginering /electric shopworked with a great bunch of guys, we worked hard & played hard. glad I went in,
Clay, MarshallEM2Apr 15, 1976 – Aug 25, 1979ERetired in 1995 as a Senior Chief Gas Turbine Technician
Cerka, BennieE8Jun 1976 – Jul 1981BGood ship.....great shipmates!!!!
Amundson, MarkIC2Jul 3, 1976 – Sep 25, 1979EWas part of E Div. worked with some great people Jeep Jim Dano Skate and Ben would like to talk with them if I ever get a chance
Emmert, Big BirdBT 3Sep 19, 1976 – Aug 3, 1979B divisionIn joyed working in forward fire room drank to much on days off
Muncher, David A.GMM3Oct 1976 – Jul 1978WeaponsI still haven't got all the oil out of my hair from the Rainforest. But I've never been tighter with any group of men before or since.
Hayden, CarlMS2Oct 1976 – Oct 1978S2
Montry, BruceOS1Oct 1976 – Aug 1979OI
Montry, Bruce0S1Oct 15, 1976 – Jul 1, 1979OIGood ship and some great times
De Perio, Rudy (El Flippo)OS21977 – Sep 1980OIWho still has their Iranian Crisis patch. What happened to all the trouble makers???
Rhodes, DustyOS21977 – 1980OI
Harris, SteveE31977 – 1980lost the cruise book from the med/gulf/iranian crises in a fire.if anyone knows how to replace it,please e-mail me thank you!
Featherston, RonFTG31977 – 1979GWould love to hear from some of the old gun plot crew. Lewis, "Scooby", and others that my memory has failed me. But the memories of time on the CVR are strong.
Lowe, CurtisMS 31977 – 1980supplywas a great experience I was in 1st division to start off with and became a cook I miss the guys I wouldn't mind getting a hold of some of the cooks and first division GOD BLESS you all
Hackett, TimothyFTM2Jan 11, 1977 – Aug 25, 1981Fox/ weapons i do remember the old claude V. I made a few cruises on her. I have a a lot of memeories from those days , cruise books, and photos
Turner, RichardFTG1Apr 1977 – Jan 4, 1979Gserved as FTG1, remember my old Chief Brumbeloe
Baldenegro, Michael M.HT3Jun 7, 1977 – Jun 14, 1981A & R
Welch, AndyEW2Aug 1977 – Nov 1979OI
Zobrist, DanGMM2Aug 15, 1977 – May 15, 1980FoxJust found this site, would be nice to talk to some of you old salts (ha ha ) from fox division. Like to see if anyone has any pictures from our crusies. Hey Muncher remember me, we sure did some parting
Coffman, Mike "Bones"BM3Sep 1977 – Jul 1981First DivisionLoved the cruises and time in port at Norfolk. Med.cruise, Guantanimo, Virgin Islands, The Suez 4 times, Indian Ocean, Canada, Scandinavia and Europe. Long weeks, but love the memories
Mcfaddin, RobertETN3Oct 1977 – Jul 2, 1980
Altfilish, Jr, James RSNOct 20, 1977 – Jul 19781st"She was my first duty ship. I served her while she was in dry dock in the City of Brotherly Love, Phillie PA."
Schelper, StevenBT3Nov 1977 – May 1981"B" divisionMake'n hot water! Some of the best years of my life. In hind site I truly believe USN as employer is wasted on the young. Back then 4 years was an eternataty, now 20 years was like only yesterday.....
Evans, GregoryBT3Dec 9, 1977 – Sep 9, 1981"B"TRYING TO CONTSCT M.C. RAGLAND
Sheets, MarkGMG31978 – 19812ndWant to say hi to all my fellow shipmates. Hey Pappy and Jack read your posts man does this take us back a while.
Walker, JamesBTC1978 – 1980BRETIRED OFF RICKETTS,MY BEST SHIP
McFaddin, BobETSN1978 – Jul 2, 1980OEwhat's this about a reunion in may??? in '07?
Coleman, JacBMSN1978 – 1980Norfolk Navel Weapons Station Navcom7I was a BMSN on the Claude V just wondering if any of you remember me, 1978-1980
Preston, JimHT3Jan 1978 – Aug 1980miracle workers
Testen, GeorgeRM3Jan 1, 1978 – Jun 29, 1981OCgeorget@ptd.net
Watson, John (Jack)gmg1Mar 4, 1978 – Dec 18, 19812ndas a member of the gun gang we worked hard and played hard. Claude v was a steamer, as i remember those days names like Pappy, Al Louis, Mark Sheets, and Bruce Wetzel come to mine. And to all the others, it was a great crew.
Clyne, ClyneQM2Mar 17, 1978 – Dec 21, 1982OCI met some of the greatess people in my life during my 4 years on the Ricketts. We sailed from Norfolk to the Med 3x. Saw Africa, Norway, Pakistan, Germany, England, Italy, France, Scotland, Cuba, I will remember always serving aboard DDG-5 (CVR)
Moore, Clark (Pappy)GMG1Apr 1978 – Aug 19792nd
Greg Lauver, Greg (louie)STG2Apr 1978 – Jul 28, 1981ASGlad to here from any old shipmates.Very memorable time in my life.
Holland, TomFTM1Jun 1978 – Aug 1983Fox
Krause, FredMMCSJun 1, 1978 – Jul 1, 1979ENGINEERINGCOMMAND SENIOR CHIEF WHILE ASSIGNED.
Ragland, M.c.BT2Jun 1, 1978 – Apr 23, 1983BAlthough it didn't seem like it at the time, I think this was the best of my 20+ years. I tell more stories about this time than any other, some good, some bad. I try to concentrate on the good though.
Tallman, KevinFTM3 FTMSN FTMSA FTMSN FTMSA FTMSN FTMSA FTMSN FTMSAJun 20, 1978 – Jun 20, 1982foxIt was great lifting weights in ammo room.Senior chief warehime was my best buddy.It was a real pleasure making life difficult for him.I dont understand why he never sent me a christmas card. I had to sign,not recommended for reenlistment
Coffman, Mike (Bones)E4Jul 1, 1978 – May 30, 1981Any crew member that wish to contact me are more than welcome.
Turner, DavidRMCAug 1978 – Jan 7, 1981OC
Moulton, Paul Chandler "Moe"RM2/3/2Nov 1978 – Jul 1983OCReunion in Maine? Worked winter of 04-05 at NAS Brunswick on an air traffic control tower beside the new hanger next to the new indoor gun range. Then they decide to close it down. INT WTF. That question cost me 1/2 a month for 2 months once.
Watson, JackGMG1Dec 1978 – 19812nd5"54 Gunners Mate. Pappy Moore where are you?
Hanna, ShaneOS3Dec 1978 – Jan 1982oiwanted to say hey to duby, rudy and dusty...still have my cruise patches...and still remember me and duby getting jumped in san juan......

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