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USS Leahy (CG 16) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Leahy (CG 16). 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 486 crew members registered for the USS Leahy (CG 16).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1965 | 1966 – 1970 | 1971 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Pettit, JohnE-5/61966 – 1969U/KMy father, John Pettit served aboard the Leahy, know he was aboard when she went through the Panama Canal. He passed away in 1998, but his fondest memories were of this ship and her crew.
McHam, SmalleySK31966 – 1968SUPPLYWENT ON LEAHY IN 1966. STAYED WITH SHIP AT PHILADELPHIA NAVAL SHIPYARD UNTIL HER RECOMMISSIONING IN 1968
Ray, ErnestSNMay 1966 – Feb 1967SUPPLYSAILED ON THE UNITAS CRUISE VII AND WENT WITH SHIP TO PHILLY YARD, TRANSFERED NEXT TO USS SELLERS,EARLY OUT APRIL 1968.HAVE HAD REASONABLY GOOD LIFE,SEEMS LIKE IT WAS ONLY YESTERDAY.THINK ABOUT THAT PERIOD OF TIME QUIET OFTEN.
Conger, AlbrechtUSS DLG 16Aug 1966 – 19671st DivMade UNITAS VII cruise on her
Corpuz, LeoSD2Jan 20, 1967 – Mar 10, 1970Supply
Deshaies, KenFTM1Feb 1967 – May 1970MissileTerrier Missile Checkout --- SKQ-1 Telemetry Station
Hickford, FredFTM3Nov 1967 – Mar 1971MissileHad good time on Leahy both in SA and the Med went to UT and worked for G E Eng power and control for 28 yrs
Schoeffler, JohnFTM2Nov 1, 1967 – Jun 15, 1971After RadarLoved the time aboard, started in Philly ship yards, left before the ship went to Russia. Was aboard 4 years. Knew Lynn Short
Burkhart, LennySM21968 – 1971OCGreat ship, Leahy was my favorite ship of the many I served on during 41 years of USN and USNR service. I'm in touch with several of our shipmates. Would like to hear from more of you.
Jack, BooteSTG21968 – May 4, 1970ASWPhilly plank owner, UNITAS X, Capt Putman, and our ASW Chief Jack Cox (who is no longer with us). Had a great time on a great ship with a great crew.
Gormley, JoelFTM11968 – May 31, 1971ODUnitas X was a once in a lifetime experience, especially our extended stay in Rio. I'd like to hear from shipmates in OD Division.
Snouffer, RichardLtjg1968 –1st
Piker, JamesE21968 – 1970EngineeringI was a machinist mate in the aft engine room. Looking for others who worked in the engine room
Seagrove, GaryOI3Jan 1968 –OIDLG 16
Beaty, JenningsFTM1Jan 1968 – May 1969FC
Wyant, TerryRD1Jan 11, 1968 – Jul 3, 1970OIFrom NavSta Philly - to PreCommissioning this was 2 quick years, We all loved the "UNITAS X" cruise of '69. I have the Cruise Book, and will send your photo to you if you email a request. I enjoyed this group of excellent shipmates.
Ridberg, Jeffrey J.RM2 (RM3 ON THE LEAHY)Feb 1968 – Aug 1970OCPlank owner 2nd time around. Unitas X - great cruise.
Murphy, RichardET1Mar 1968 – Aug 1970OEWould like to hear form anyone from the Unitas Cruise or earlier fromthe time we were in the shipyard in Philly for the overhaul
Leahy, Michael ECS2Mar 17, 1968 – Jun 18, 1969
Messina, John JBM3Mar 30, 1968 – Mar 30, 19701stUnitas cruise was great.Great Captain and crew.
Short, LynnFTM2Jun 15, 1968 – Sep 6, 1972Fire Control MissilesSevered under Capt Hoffman, Putnam, and Murray. After leaving the Navy, entered VPI&SU, graduated BSEE. Been working ever since, and still am. I now work as a Lech. Professor at VPI&SU.
Skrbin, DavidMM3Dec 1968 – Sep 1971engineersMed x cruise crossing the equator wild times.lots of sweat in engine rooms.
Ramsey, TerrySTG21969 – 1971AS
Shinholser, BillEM2Jan 1, 1969 – Jun 1, 1971Stayed in the Navy and retired as a LCDR in Oct 91
Harper, Geldon R.RM3Apr 1969 – Apr 1971OC
Fallon, BarryIC3Apr 1, 1969 – Jan 1, 1970ELooking for anyone from E Division that served on the UNITAS X cruise around South America in 1969
Krug, FrankIC2May 1969 – Jun 1971EWhat a great ship! Shipwide entertainment system failed near Jordan, we built an audio mixer started "WDLG" in Fwd IC and had 3 DJs broadcasting music, news, sailor-of-the-day interviews, menus, movie reviews, etc. Great crew, fun and beautiful
O'Brick, JohnET5May 15, 1969 – Aug 10, 1973OEJust wanted to say hi to all my old ship mates!
English, PeteBT3Jun 1969 – Oct 1972EngineeringJust looking for anyone the ship. With an hope that it is some of the old gang from the boiler room.
Thomas, RogerSKCJul 17, 1969 – Jul 20, 1971S Div
Noles, JohnnieQM2Nov 1, 1969 – Sep 1, 1971NXCaptain Putman was great. He was quiet but confident. We missed him when he left. I hope he had a good career and is enjoying retirement somewhere.
Mc Guire, Bill1970 – 1973M
Womble, CurtLCDR1970 – 1973Ops OfficerGreat ship and crew, very professional .
Bell, ArlieET51970 – Jul 1973OEGreat ship. Great cruises. I get the urge to go to Greece every time I see Hydra in a travel show. Capt. Hoffman was, er, entertaining.
Wilke, TylerBT1970 – 1973EngineeringLooking for anyone who served with Wayne Skipper
Baxter, CharlieSN/E3Jan 1970 – Aug 1972Deck DivisionThis was a great ship. Made a lot of friends from all over the US. Will not forget them or the Leahy.
Inman, JimFTM2Feb 1970 – Sep 1974FOX - Fire ControlServed aboard about 4yr 9mo, FTM3 to FTM2, Served under Capt. Putman and Capt. Hoffman
Crowley, DennisETCFeb 1, 1970 – May 14, 1972OEGreat ship and great crew. OE division rocked.
Rains, Robert (Bob)IC3Mar 21, 1970 – Aug 5, 1971EI really enjoyed my time on the Leahy. While on the 70/71 MedCruise I put in a "chit" for Sub School. I went on to qualify in Submarines on the JA (SSBN 620) G. I switched service branches and retired from the U.S. Army as MSG/E8 on 01Oct96
Spencer, GaryGMM2Apr 29, 1970 – Oct 18, 1973missile/2nddiv.came aboard a baby but left a man.got to go to a lot of places and do a lot of things. met some very good people that i still think about a lot.
Minners, JohnBM3Jun 1970 – May 1, 19711stJordanian Crisis Med Cruise. Great Crew -- Great Ship -- Great Times
Wenner, WayneIC2Jun 1970 – Aug 1973E
Zobel, ChrisSTG 2Sep 1970 – Mar 1972ASWCapt. Hoffman was instrumental in my getting accepted into the University of Pennsylvania. I remember his cigars and his "passion for excellence". At the time I thought he was overly tough but upon reflection he was just being a great leader!
Duncan, FreddieFTM3Sep 1970 – 1973Gunners
Vickrey, GregoryHM2Oct 1970 – Jan 1972XGreat crew, great Captains great friends. We were Hoffman's Heroes.
Lalone, GaryFTMCDec 1970 – Feb 1972foxcaptain Hoffman was tough but fair.

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