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USS South Carolina (CGN 37) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS South Carolina (CGN 37). 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 950 crew members registered for the USS South Carolina (CGN 37).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – now

Drexelius, BobMM21986 – 1988LServed aboard as Engineering Laboratory Technician
Kidd, Max profile iconHT1(SW)1986 – 1989RThis was the best command I had the chance to serve under, Captain Ernst was the CO.
Marshall, Ami profile iconunknown1986 – Dec 16, 1989unknownMy Brother Alan D. Marshall was on this ship from 1986=1989. He died in 1989. I was 5 yrs old. I was wondering if anyone on this page knew who he was. Thank you all for your time Ami Marshall
Johnson, JonMM21986 – 1990RL
Dejesus, CecilioMS31986 – Feb 16, 1989Mess SpecialistMy name is Cecilio and I was a Cook aboard the USS South Carolina...I quite a few Snelling...Cooke...D'andrea...Miele...etc...I had a beautiful time in the Navy...are any one that remembers me
Brown, DennisRMCS(SW)Jan 1986 – Aug 1989OCI rmember great times and great people on this ship and I miss all of it. Retired in 92 as RMCM(SW) CMC at COMNAVCOMTELCOM. Please contact me if I served with you.
Schupp, Al/big AlE3/STGSNJan 1986 – Jan 1990CAmaster seaman of the navy...yo sven, spike & eugene...drop me a line
Moran, Richard (Big Edd)SR-BM3 CPO (ret)Jan 1986 – Dec 19891stFirst Command lots of fond memories.
Elliott, JohnSTG3Jan 6, 1986 – May 4, 1988CAA short but memorable stay. Will never forget Hurricane Charlie and all of the fun in the North Atlantic.
Bonilla, Luis,ET2Jan 13, 1986 – Aug 5, 1990CEMy only ship but I'm sure all others would pale by comparison. Great shipmates in all divisions. Capt Ernst was #1 CO of the 3. Worked with a bunch of fine Chiefs! Mitch,Snell,Dick,Supply Pagan,Big Nieves,Sam What up!?
Laroche`, RodneyE-3 BMMar 1986 – May 1987It was one of the greatest times of my life............
Adams, LennyOS2(SW)Mar 1, 1986 – Dec 1, 1989OII sure miss Chief Jackoby and Master Chief Mason.
Matthews, DanMM3Mar 9, 1986 – Jan 9, 1990AHad both good times (41 degree roll in port in Palma, Spain!) and bad times, remember the good times the best. Wouldn't mind hearing from other guys on board.
Munford Jr., Eugene / TcE-5/STG2Mar 10, 1986 – Jan 17, 1991CAAfter 24 years and 2 mobilizations(Reserves), It's been real from the Socar,MIUW, NAVELSG,and AOC. Met a great many friends and plenty of adventures. Now all good things must come to an end as of July 1st 08. God bless to the men of SOCAR
Norton, BruceOS2 (SW)May 1986 – Nov 1989OI
Hill, MartinET 2May 1986 – Jul 1992CEJeff Varga, Mike Dangerfild I am looking for you. Send a email
Figo, JamesNCCS(SW)May 1986 – Jul 1989XThis was probably the most rewarding shipboard assignment that I had in my 26 years of service. Capt Ernst was a fantastic CO and CPO mess was great.
Barry, SteveOS2 (SW)Jun 1986 – Dec 1989OIMy first shipboard duty station. I was unimpressed with the shipyard but soon was enjoying all that time underway. I did have the chance to learn from THE best OS's I ever worked with. (you guys know who you are)
Martinez, WayneE-3/RadiomanJun 1, 1986 –RadiomanMiss all of you guys, wish we had more time. I'll never forget how you guys helped me out. Thank you
Thomas, DavidHM3Jul 12, 1986 – Mar 1, 1987MedicalA shout out to my old shipmates and musicians who spent so much time at sea. I thought it would never end, but in retrospect, it was probably one of the most incredible times in my life. Where are my old friends?
Owens, RandyET2 (SW)Aug 1986 – Jun 1990RCGood (and bad) memories but overall worth the ride. Would love to hear from fellow RC guys. Always fun stories to tell! Still amazes me to think about some of the things that went on in that Control Room!
O'Neal, BurniceE-6Aug 1, 1986 – May 15, 1990A Div.I am looking for anyone that can help me out. I am looking for the cruise books for the two cruise that the ship was on from 1986 - 1990. Please free to contact me at
Nunez, Miguel (Mike)AOCMAug 10, 1986 – Jul 8, 1988xI was the first airdale to serve as CMC of a usnavy cruiser.socar was my last duty station and the most memorable. My thanks to the socar crew for a great retirement ceremony. After 45 years of naval service the two in socar were the best.
Shippy, KenPNCAug 11, 1986 – Oct 31, 1988NXSOY FOR 1997 Excellent time and memories still charished. Captain Ernst was my best CO in 27 Years.
Vero, AlPN3Sep 1986 – Nov 1989X
Woods, DannyOS2Nov 15, 1986 – Nov 14, 1989OIWill never forget guys in my division or being that young... I wonder what everyone is doing and where you are all at these days. I remember leaving SOCCAR from yards in 89 watching that Virginia sign pass in rear view
Warren, Burle "Dean"ET2Dec 1986 – Nov 1988RC
Iverson, KeithBmSnDec 5, 1986 – Jul 15, 19891st
Rider, Allen "Red" profile iconE6/SKDec 27, 1986 – Jan 8, 1989S1Best Crew I ever served with. Made some great friends and some pretty awesome enemies....would love to meet those guys (the enemies) today a settle a few scores. Best deployment...1988.
Hancock, Stephen E.ET21987 – 1992CE
Anwiler, John / Johnnie AcidSEAMAN1987 – 19891stRemembering Harley Creek air guitar up in the Bosun's locker - frickin' hilarious. Bubba working out and wrestling everyone to the ground. Good times - learned to drink like a sailor and still haven't forgotten.
Curran, BuckYN31987 – Sep 1990Yeoman Engineering
Steenbeke, BrianOS2/E-51987 – 1992OI
Vidal, RaymondDS21987 – 1989CDI came onboard a DS3 with problems. DSC Ken Rickey straightened me out and set my sails straight. I got out of the navy on my second deployment onboard but came back on active duty 3 months later and retired as an FCC.
Sitka III, JohnQMCJan 1987 – Sep 1989NAVCaptain Ernst was one of the best Captain i ever worked for. Also I worked with some of the gifted shipmates in the Navigation Department
Dobiac, JamesET1Feb 1987 – Jan 17, 1988RC
Desouza, Reynold  NEWE4 (EN)Feb 1987 – 1988A
Maxwell, Christopher "Rasta"E-4Feb 1, 1987 – Oct 1, 1989OSLoved the Socar.
Williams, JtMM 1Feb 15, 1987 – Oct 1, 1990Engineering LaboratoryLong, hard three years aboard the SoCar, good memories now, though.
Neeley, CurtisCT03Feb 22, 1987 – Aug 12, 1989OT
Peterson, Re-peteEW3Mar 1987 – Oct 1988OT
Peterson, EricEW3 (SW)Mar 1987 – Oct 1988OTWell lots of memories from my first of two ships. Bearthing was with ETs, CTs and EWs
Maxwell, Christopher "Rasta"Mar 1, 1987 – Oct 31, 1990COMMThe shack was the best workplace I've ever been in.
Peterson, EricEW3Mar 15, 1987 – Oct 15, 1988OT
Harrity, DavidMM2(SW)Apr 1987 – Aug 1989M2Med Cruise '87; NATO Northern Wedding exercise and Med Cruise '88.
Davis, BillFC 2 (SW)Apr 1, 1987 – Oct 3, 1991FOXServed as Mk 86 Gun Fire Control Tech. Looking for any fellow shipmates from that time. Would really like to contact Geronimo or Wilhelm.
Harris, BillDC2 (SW)May 1987 – 1989RThis was my first command, and I couldn't of asked for a better one. Made alot of friends and had a ton of fun.
Perez, CarlosRM1Jun 1987 – Jun 1990OCWork with some great Radioman first classes....RM1 Bearden, RM1 Patient and RM1 Jackson and let me not forget RMC Brown.. (all mentioned have most likely all retirewhich probably all have retired as Radioman Master Chiefs. Miss working with you all!
Paffel, Steve(rocko)E4Jun 1987 – Nov 1989decklong ago and far away but not forgotten
Peterson, Mark "zeke"CTM2(SW)Jun 1987 – Feb 1, 1991OTThe ship was a lot of work and fun. I met the greatest people I have ever met. Mr. King, Bobcat, Dimp, James, just to name a few.
Burgess, JackFC1(SW)Jun 1, 1987 – Oct 30, 1989FoxWas There, Did That ...
Yingling, StephenCGN 37Jun 5, 1987 – Jan 8, 1990
Hancock, Stephen (Steve)ET2Jul 1987 – Apr 1, 1992CEGreat Crew. If anyone knows where Mike Snelling, Ken Conaway, Lou Bonilla, Ken Harris or Joseph Podbielski is or know someone who does, please let me know. Thanks
Schilp, WilliamMM1Jul 1987 – Feb 27, 1991ELTSpent way too much time at sea. The times in port were, with the exception of Jiddyah Saudi Arabia, GREAT. Proud to have served.
Krukauskas, Tom (Kru) profile iconMM2Aug 1987 – Aug 1991M-2I think about my friends almost every day.They say you only remember the good times. If I forgot the bad times; I would have forgotten I was aboard this old pig. I just wish the nightmares would end,18yrs later I still have them daily.
Pruitt, Michael0S2 (SW)Aug 1, 1987 – Mar 9, 1991OPERATIONS / INTELLEGENCESome of the best days of my life spent on the Socar. Anyone for the Gut in Toulon and a cold Kronenburg? Living in Indiana now....
Pruitt, MichaelOS2(SW)Aug 1, 1987 – Mar 1, 1991OISome of the best times in my life were spent on SOCAR. I miss all the guys and keep in touch with a few. FYI Barnard is still the same ole man whore we once new. Scooter is still in OK. Morton is still in NC and Lenny is an officer....WOW.
Lieberherr, Bret profile iconRM2Aug 15, 1987 – Feb 21, 1992OCThe radio shack was the best place to work. We had some great times! I'll always have wonderful memories. Sure miss trading sports for food with the mess deck late at night.
Paradis, PaulET2Sep 1987 – Jul 26, 1991NukeThe good old days. would like to hear from some of the Nukes.
Buckley, MichaelSTCMSep 1987 – Nov 1990CMCCommand Master Chief for the 1989 Med cruise
Barnard, BradleyOS2Sep 1, 1987 – Feb 22, 1991Operations IntelligenceWhat a great period of life. I felt invincible with my crew. Served with a great bunch of guys. "The Regulators", "Cornfed", Morton, Scooter, Pruitt "The Rooster", David Cotton, Chris, Whiteside, Mugsy, Bub, "Jugh
Steenbeke, BrianOS2/E-5Oct 1987 – Sep 1992OILooking for others who served on the Socar around this time. Just want to say "what's up"!
Ballerstein, BobEMOct 1987 – Oct 15, 1991RE
Steenbeke, BrianOS2/E-5Nov 1987 – Jul 1992OII think alot about my time aboard and there were so many great memories. They definitely out-weighed the bad memories. Looking to get in touch with a few shipmates from OI Div.
Rosel, BradMM2Nov 30, 1987 – Aug 13, 1990MGot some great memories of the '89 Med Cruise, but it was hell (the temperature in the engine room) during the last year of operations in the Caribbean.
Cavender, BradOS2Dec 1987 – Jun 1992OIWent through a lot on the SOCAR. Had some fun, had some not-so-fun but some good friends helped to make it through. Left with a scar and without my appendix to remind me.
Williford, WarrenTM2Dec 1987 – Feb 1992UPDATING MY EMAIL ADDRESS
Williford, Warren "Cooter"TM2Dec 10, 1987 – Feb 10, 1992Came on as a Deck Seaman and left as a TM2. I had a great time on the SOCAR.

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