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USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). 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 352 crew members registered for the USS Mobile Bay (CG 53).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1997 | 1998 – 2000 | 2001 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Perales, RickDCFN0000 –ER
Chacon, DavidGSM21985 – 1988mphey guys if you get a chance drop me a line wanna hear from anyone in commisioning det
Bingham, ArthurGSMC(SW)1985 – 1990MPHello to my fellow plankowners! the best time of my life on the MOB hated to see her leave mayport without me!!
Hood, Ping PingOS11985 – 1988Operations
Farrow, Tom profile iconLT1985 – 1987Fire Control Officer
Merritt, RickOSC1985 – 1991OIPlank Owner. Mob was a good ride.
Dille, Harold E.LT. MPA1985 – 1988Engineering
Floyd, LarryOS21985 – 1987OperationsPlankOwner
Dinken, HerbETC1985 – 1988OEWill always remember the ship that ended my career.
Herron, Seab HerronOSCM(SW)Feb 1, 1985 – Oct 1, 1991OI
Carmack, StephenGSM1May 1985 – Jun 1989MPThe best time I had was at Shock trail and Passing OPPE 18 Days after Commissioning
Rivera, GregGSE1(SW)May 28, 1985 – Apr 12, 1991MPAmazing Ship, Great People, and an Unforgettable tour. Norfolk barracks, Pre-Comm. Pascagoula Ms, Commissioning in Mobile, Shock Trials Cocoa Beach,Mayport Fl, and Yokosuka Japan. Just how big was Husky`s shark?
McLendon, DonaldEWCS (SW)Jun 1985 – Jul 1990CS / OTPlankowner - The first EWC on board. Install and setup SLQ-32 system and quilafied as first enlisted OOD on the ship and in Mayport for an AEGIS CG.
Warden, Melvin DGSCSSep 30, 1985 – Jul 3, 1993MPLast plankowener to leave MOB. When from GSM1 to GSCS. Five OPPE no Failure 2 outchop OPPE.
Parks, PaulGMM3Oct 1985 – Oct 1987COThe MOB was the only shipped that I was privileged to serve on. Being a plank owner was a high light of my time in the Navy as was the sea trials.
Hippey, RichardET1 / ETCOct 20, 1985 – Apr 5, 1989CEPlankowner - Worked at Ingalls shipbuilding until commissioning in Mobile Alabama 1987. A great ship, a great crew, but Lousy Officers. I never understood how a Surface Officer could ever consider him/herself as "Tip of the Sword".
Hippey, Richard profile iconET1 - ETCNov 16, 1985 – Apr 7, 1989CEActing ETC Advanced to ETC September 1988
Navalta, FrankEMC(SW)Dec 7, 1985 – Nov 9, 1987E DIV.HI OLD SHIPMATES DURING PRECOM. I'M HERE IN SO.CAL. RETIRED1990 AND NOW FULLY RETIRED,JUST TAKING CARE OF GRANDKIDS
Pfuntner, Gary LeeOS21986 – 1988OIPlankowner.
Scott Kemp, ScottCTO2 (SW)1986 – 1989OTProud Plankowner begining during the early days of the West Bank at Ingalls.
Perna, Richard (Buddah)GSM21986 – 1988MPFIRST CREW IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE BEST CREW SNIPES RULE I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY PLANKOWNERS
Durr, MikeCTRCS(SW) (PLANKOWNER)1986 – 1989OTLCPO OT Division, transferred to U.S. Central Command as NCOIC Cryptologic Support Group, Central Command and Senior Naval Enlisted Advisor to the Comander U.S. Central Command. Retired from active duty while at CENTCOM in 1991
Peterson, DougSN31986 – 1988dcHI, just came across this and wanted to see if any of my old friends where on here,contact me
Hautau, MichaelET1(SW)1986 – 1988CE04
Hopkins, MikeEW31986 – 1988OTPlankowner
Koch, John / JokerMR21986 – 1989RepairPlankowner
Corder, RoyalE-5 (at ETS)1986 –SignalmanI am filling this out for my brother Royal Corder. He was so proud of being a plank owner on the MOB. He is no longer with us, we still think of him and The MOB often. Fair winds and calm seas bro!
Doze, DentonE71986 – 1989CTOC Plankowner on MOB and enjoyed my time there. Retired in 1997.
Hoferkamp, DanielEW31986 –OperationsPlankowner - Color Guard detail for commissioning.
Wooddell, JeffJO1 (E6)Jan 1986 – Jun 1988Ship's AdminOne and only Journalist this ship ever had. Set up photo lab in the battery shop. Reserve security force.
Capuano, PaukQM3Jan 1986 – May 1989NavShow Boat, disliked the crew, the ship and the Station although I was a Plank Owner.
Page, ErnestDC2Jan 9, 1986 – Sep 24, 1992RepairPre-com Plank owner. Got out, came back in, now a HT2 on the USS Peleliu! And old as hell!
Wooddell, JefferyJO1Jan 14, 1986 – Jul 15, 1988AdminI was the only Journalist ever assigned to the Mobile Bay
Carmack, StephenE6/GSM1Feb 28, 1986 – Jun 10, 1989MPShakie Jake is in the House
Nelson, RobertFC2(SW)Mar 1986 – May 1989COTomahawk/Harpoon precom unit
Greenan, ScottEW2Mar 1, 1986 – Aug 5, 1988OWPlankowner
Martinez, TomGMM3Apr 1986 – Apr 18, 1988CSPlankowner
Snowdy, Tom (Snowman)STG1(SW)Apr 14, 1986 – Aug 25, 1990CAGreat crew... Plankowner, Blue Nose, Shell Back, both ditches, MED/IO 89, whatever exercise in 88 when we went to Norway, and it seemed like 50 trips to the Carribean. CAPT Bill was the best, a sailors CO. GO MOB!!!!!!!!
Griffin, WillieOS1 (SW) PlankonwerMay 1986 – Nov 1992OIHey Mobsters! Good to know some of y'all are still out there. I moved back to Moss Point, MS after I retired and still run into a few shipmates that live in the MP/Pascagoula area. email is bgriffjr@yahoo.com.
Smith, DarrenOS2May 1986 – Nov 3, 1989OI
York, Randall D.STGCS (SW)May 1, 1986 – Jul 21, 1989CA then CS
File, ChesleyEN3May 10, 1986 – May 22, 1990A GanGI was a plank owner from 1986-1990 and enjoyed all of the deployments live now in Kansas City Kansas got out in 1994 and work for the department of justice in leavenworth Kansas federal prison
Ware, MichaelSM1May 16, 1986 – Dec 29, 1987OC
Smith, DarrenOS2Jun 1986 – Nov 1989OIPlankowner of the Mighty MOB Any reunion plans in the future? Any fellow OS's out there? Now located in Quincy, Illinois
Heanue, JohnET2Jun 1986 – Dec 1988CEJoined Precom unit in Norfolk. Onboard around 10/86. Maintained IFF, Test Equipment, SNAP2 and other stuff. If you were onboard for commissioning, let me know. I have requested that there be a 20th anniversary event. Current CO & XO like the idea.
Powell, MikeGSM2Jun 1986 – Jan 1990MPHello to everyone from the past. I hold on to the good memories, and I would never ever trade. Somehow being a plankowner for Mobile Bay carries a sense of pride that can only be explianed or understood by the few who helped build her.
Saffell, TerryE-5/GSM2Jun 1, 1986 – Jul 1, 1988MP/AFTProud ship,great crew,great friends,my proudest days were spent on CG-53.Hey guys remember shock trials,what a blast!!!
Booker, JeffSTG1(SW)Jun 1, 1986 – Jul 1, 1991CSOne ship, entire career. 4 1/2 years of fun!
Leary, DanFCCMJun 10, 1986 – Jun 29, 1989Combat Systems
Schloss, BrianOS2Jun 15, 1986 – Oct 14, 1989OIPlank Owner on the best ship the NAVY has ever produced.
King, ThomasSH1Jun 16, 1986 – Mar 4, 1989S3PLANK OWNER
McPherson, TobyBM2Jun 24, 1986 – Dec 31, 1988ODWhat a busy, exhausting, wonderful over all, two year trip my stay was. My E-mail addy is attached. contact me if ya know me.
Saffell, TerryGSM2Jul 1, 1986 – Aug 1, 1988MP/AFTHEY MP DIVISION PLANKOWNERS,CONTACT ME,WOULD LIKE TO SEE HOW EVERYONE IS DOING
King, ThomasSH 1Jul 10, 1986 – Mar 4, 1989S3PLANK OWNER 20 YEAR ANNIVERSERY
Mueller, JeffFC2 (SW)Jul 10, 1986 – Sep 23, 1989Combat SystemsBest time fishin' I ever had was off that boat. Hope the new guys are taking good care of my 2 CIWS mounts. We never missed!!!!!
Brooks, MichaelBM 53Jul 25, 1986 – Jan 28, 1990Plankowner
Davenport, RossLTJGAug 1986 – Aug 1989S-3 / S-4Plankowner Disbursing Officer
Sprague, DavidE-3Aug 1986 – Apr 1988OPSWas with the pre-com crew from the early days in Norfolk! Remember most of you and had a great time! Hit me up on e-mail if you want!
King, PaulSTG2Aug 1986 – Apr 1990CAPlankowner
McKinney, EricBoatswains Mate (Plankowner)Aug 12, 1986 – Jun 25, 1991Deckwhat's up "MOBSTERS" "jinxy-Felton-Pedro-Alderman-Roach-Clip-McPherson-Viso-Matt J-"T" -Fricker-HEAVY-"D" you all know who you are. contact me @ em_lilljoe@yahoo.com We are the best. mayport still talks about us
O'Hara, GeneFC2Aug 15, 1986 – May 15, 1989CFPlankowner. Shock Trials was the highlight. Great crew.
Fleming, JamesGSM2 (SW)Aug 31, 1986 – Jan 31, 1988MP
Brown, RaymondGMG 1Sep 1986 – Jul 1990cg combat systems (guns)plankowner
Canuel, BrianRM3Oct 1986 – May 1989OC
Bailey, ArtSM2Oct 1, 1986 – Apr 5, 1988OC/OPSAFTER 20 YRS THE MOB WAS STILL MY BEST TOUR. WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM ANY PLANK OWNERS OR OLD SHIPMATES. MY OLD SIG BUDDYS, WOW DID WE TEAR IT UP!!!
Jennings, MichaelPN2Oct 1, 1986 – Jun 20, 1989NXPlankowner USS Mobile Bay CG 53. Got out 1992 after serving on USS Normandy. Love to hear from any and all plankowners
Ward, DevorisDC3Oct 27, 1986 – Jun 20, 1991r
Gruwell, GrantRM2Nov 1986 – May 1989OPSJust checking in with my fellow MOBsters. Had an awesome time seeing the world with you guys. Living on Mobile Bay now. Feel free to look me up on FB or email me.
Ashcraft, JamesOS3Nov 1, 1986 – 1989Deck divwhats up plankowners ! Doug peterson, you dog where you been hiding,get ahold of me, anyone seen brooks ? my home address :29318 Tamarack Dr Flat Rock MI 48134 or email me.
Mueller, Jamessk2Nov 1, 1986 – Apr 1, 1988supplyMiss the days of being a plank owner - hoping to reconnect
Brooks, RichardGMG1(SW)Dec 1986 – May 1989CO/CGHello to all plankowners. Drop me a line.
Tutt, ChristopherFC2 (SW)Dec 1986 – May 1991CO/CG
Fagner, ErnestMS2Dec 8, 1986 – Apr 8, 1988Supply/DCPOWhat a ride, being stuck in Pascagoula during the buliding, shock trails in Florida and long days in Cuba. Wouldn't have trade it for anything. More great friends and a Great ship. Just wish I could have seen the world through her eyes.

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