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USS Princeton (CG 59) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Princeton (CG 59). 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 351 crew members registered for the USS Princeton (CG 59).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1993 | 1994 – 1998 | 1999 – 2002 | 2003 – now

Cheatham, AlbertBMCDec 7, 1981 – Dec 31, 20041stHad a blast!
Rutledge, BrianCTO3Aug 1986 – Dec 1990OTGood times! Can't believe it has been over 20 years now. It was great to see all you plankowners. It would be great to hear from you guys.
Jackson, JamesRM2Aug 8, 1986 – Oct 8, 1989OCWhat shipmates... & Plank Owners... I am still here... will retire soon... but if you want to catch up to me...
Caldwell, LonnieFC31987 – 1992CF / Combat SystemsLots of great memories. If you served with me send me an email. Fair winds and follwing seas.....
Savage, JohnHT1987 – 1990Had lots of great times... hope to hear from some of you!!
Shealy, Bryson (Bryce)FCC(SW)1987 – Dec 1991CFBest ship to serve on & Best Captain to serve under. Reaching out to all to see if you’re going to the Reunion in San Diego June 9-11, 2023! Pass the word! You can contact us at
Huff, JeromeFCCJan 1, 1987 – Mar 10, 1991CSI am a Plank Owner
Berdan, MichaelIC1Aug 1987 – May 1990CE
Henkenberns, Ron profile iconOSC(SW)Sep 1987 – Oct 1992OIEmail if you remember me. Like to hear from any of you guys.
Pacheco, GilbertYN2Oct 1987 – Dec 1991NX/AdminPlankowner - One of the most memorable times of my Navy career was our mine hit and how we all pulled together and we realized our countless hours of training paid off. Retired May 2011. My email is
Stewart, PaulLTOct 1987 – Sep 1989CICOPreComm thru pre deployment work ups…One of my favorite times in my life. Great shipmates.
Anderjack, StephenENS, LTJG, LTOct 1, 1987 – Apr 15, 1992CS-0Commissioning STO. Onboard during mine blast of Desert Shield/ Desert Storm
Schwind, SteveGMM1Oct 15, 1987 – Mar 3, 1992COPlank Owner. My time on Princeton included pre-commissioning, the Soviet port of Vladivostok (before the end of the Cold War) and of course to war and back. As MSS I fired 7 SM-2 and turned the LE key that helped send 3 Tomahawks downtown Baghdad.
Rosbolt, PaulLCDRNov 1987 – Jan 1990Combat Systems
Woltersdorf, KeithSTG2Nov 15, 1987 – Apr 20, 1992CAWhat an adventure. what a learning experiance. The pre com crew was more like a family than any other command I have been with. It was all about the ship not the individual or the department. It was a pleasure.
Hannum, JackOS2Dec 12, 1987 – Dec 11, 1991Operations
Fedor, Michael JBM31988 – 1993Deck
Chambers, RaymondEN31988 – 1991ENGINEERINGI would like to get in touch with some of my shipmates
Marshall, D1988 – 1990
Pfeiffer, MarkSTGC1988 – 1990CAPre-Com
Hamm, Jeffdc21988 – 1991r
Jones, Michael /jaySm31988 – Oct 1991SingalmanJust would like to say hello to all.these names bring up so many memories.we been through so much together,I will never forget you guys.
Bauman, FrankRM11988 – 1992OCPlankowner
Gallagher, BillEWCM (SW)1988 – 1992OTPlank owner. Was onboard for the 18 February 1991 incident. Had a great tour - came aboard as EWC and left as EWCM. Great memories of fantastic crew.
Raab, ChristopherGSMC1988 – 1990E-1Plankowner. Vladivostok port visit. Very inspiring. Awesome experience.
Abrahamson, TimEW3-EW21988 – 1990OTPlankowner Does anyone remember playing Guts in the ET shack for paychecks?
Marston, LouSTG1(SW)1988 – 1990CAPlankowner
Fett, RonaldE1 - BM21988 – 1991DeckFirst command set the tone, no body did it better. I had a great time, Desert/Storm, Mine Blast, Reunion - look forward to hearing from members of the best crew ever assembled.
Youngblood, RoySTGC1988 – 1991CARetired from USN 2002. Retired from DHS in 2022. Currently living outside Denver Co.
Rogers, Theodore (Ted)FC2Jan 1988 – Mar 1990CFI am a plank owner. I was the second or third person to report aboard in Pascagoula. Left after the transfer to Long Beach. Retired in 2002. Enjoying life, riding motorcycles and driving old cars and doing it all in the sunshine state.
Roeder, ErichLTJan 1988 – Dec 1991ASW/AUXLearned a lot, and met some great folks!
Muse, BenjaminEN-1Jan 1988 – Jun 1992Engineering-A GANGPlankowner R A S T tech.served with Lt.Roeder;ENC.. Holloway;ENC.Leyerle,EN1.Screen; EN2 Valencia EN2 Johnson and for a brief period ENCS Jaynes
Paradis, RandallET2Jan 1, 1988 – Feb 22, 1993CE01I watched it get built and then watched it blow up. Enjoy some of my pics at:
Roeder, ErichLTJGJan 1, 1988 – Dec 1, 1991ASW / Auxiliary Officer
Lewis, TomFCFeb 1988 – Aug 1991CFPlankowner. 2 tours (88-91, 98-02).
Karoly, SteveLTFeb 1988 – Feb 1991Deck and OrdnancePlankowner. Good to see some old familiar names. Still in the Navy Reserve (Capt) and working as a Gov't Civilian (Air Force) on a Joint Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP) Program.
Reeves, Charles profile iconFCC(SW)Feb 1988 – Nov 1991COMy most memorable Navy years. Hello Bill and Joel and thanks.
Bauer, RichardRm1Feb 1, 1988 – Jun 1, 1992ocWas a plankower. Ship had a great tight crew and it made the tour great for me .. Anyone wanting to get in touch my email is May the sea's be with you ...!
Samsal, JessupsnFeb 8, 1988 – May 8, 1991deckto the crew of the Princeton great time
Pincheck, DanE-4Feb 11, 1988 – Feb 11, 1991deckNice to see some of those names again. Get a hold of me guys.
Halley, Shane ChristopherHT2Feb 15, 1988 – Feb 15, 1992RepairPlankowner. I miss the guys I worked with I hope you find me.
Owen, RobbyBM3Mar 1988 – Mar 19911 stPLankowner.....i'll remember all the memories...i'd like to keep in touch with Troyer,Biggs,Pincheck, hell all of the original 1st division
Ellis, MarkFCMar 9, 1988 – Dec 24, 1991CF
Tenny, DrewCTR1(SW/AW)Mar 12, 1988 – Feb 24, 1992OT01
Bauman, FrankRM1Apr 1988 – Mar 30, 1992OC
Patten, RobFC1(SW)Apr 1988 – Mar 1993CO (CIWS)Still one of the highlights of my life. To have a group of guys to pull together like that time after time, I have yet to experiance anything that is remotely close. Thanks Guys.
Sandoval, DavidYN3Apr 1988 – Dec 1990ExecutivePlankowner had a great time, was part of that special visit to Vladivostok, USSR.
Morrill, RickSMC(SW)Apr 6, 1988 – Jun 1, 1990NXGreat ship, even grater crew. This was my last command, retired off USS Princeton. When the ship is de-commissioned, would like to see all the Plank Owners there.
Klimek, TerrellCTR3Apr 11, 1988 – Jun 17, 1990OTIf any of you happen to remeber the tall CT. drop mwe an e-mail, Also looking for CTRC Bob Adams if any know how to contact him please let me know.
Graham, MichaelSTG1 (SW)May 1988 – May 1993CA (CA03)
Hibbard, Jason profile iconGSE3May 1, 1988 – May 1, 1992MPHello, hope all is well...reach out
Sandoval, DavidYN3Jun 1988 – Dec 1990AdminHope to hear from some old shipmates.
Covington, DarrenSM2 CovingtonJun 1988 – Nov 1991NXSignal Gang: SMC(SW) Morrill, SM1(SW) Skinner, SM3(SW) Jones, SM3(SW) Amador, SMSN Green, deck striker SM3 Rhim. Whats up to the fellows
Hermanson, MikeFC2Jun 1988 – Dec 26, 1991CS01
Tindle, ChrisIC2Jun 1988 – Mar 1991CEPlankowner, Vladivostok, Desert Shield/Storm
Miller, GregOSC (SW)Jun 6, 1988 – Jun 1991OIBest ship I ever served in. 25th REUNION 20-22 Feb 2016. SAN DIEGO CA. Please contact me at
Montoya, Mark1C2 1C3 RECRUITJun 10, 1988 – Mar 13, 1990combat systems
Adams, BobCTRC(SW)Jun 15, 1988 – Jun 15, 1991OT
White, BryanHT2 (SW)Jun 24, 1988 – Jun 18, 1990ReapirI saw some very interesting names on the list. Hope to talk with some of you soon. Plankowers forever!
McGuinn, MatthewQM!Jul 1988 – Jul 1990NavigationServing on the commissioning crew is still one of the proudest moments of my life.
Grabow, JackMSCJul 1988 – Feb 1, 1991S-2 Food ServiceBest sailors to serve with. From pre-com and the with into the Gulf. I have many memories that I will never forget. Thanks.
Caulkins, Bob profile iconEMC (SW)Jul 1988 – Aug 1990EXEC/NXGreat ship, crew and CO. Best regards to those who serve in her now. Teaching history at the University of North Dakota now, drop me line, Miss the chief's mess and all my comrades.
Stanley, CraigEW1Jul 25, 1988 – Oct 10, 1990OT02Plankowner. Hope some of you shipmates recognize the name and send me a note. For some reason I can't send messages using this site. If you remember me then send an email to
Etgeton, Chris (Edgeman)EN3Aug 1988 – Jun 5, 1992looking for old shipmates to shoot the crap with like to know how you all r doing
Ben, Darwin "Tony" "big Ben"PN2(SW)Aug 12, 1988 – May 12, 1993Deck/ AdminWhat's up Princeton Posse'. Hey guys it's been awhile would love to get in touch with my ole Shipmates...
Johnson, RandyOS1Sep 1988 – Jun 1992OIPre Commissioning Crew Pascagoula. PlankOwner. Vladivostoc Trip. First Gulf War. Mine Strike.
Biggs, JdBM1(SW)Sep 10, 1988 – Jun 1, 19931STPlankowner,Op Desert Shield/Storm . Keep the proud tradition up. NO ONE DOES IT BETTER !!! Would like to hear from my old shipmates ,
Davis, JoeMS1Oct 1988 – Jun 1992S2plankowner,stewburner,late night galley raider,late night poker player in the boats locker, good times came to an end to soon
Scothorn, ScottyRM2Oct 1988 – Mar 1992OCMan, Sweet memories. And you all said I was going to be a lifer~~~ LOL
Woolhiser, Eric "Wooly"ET2Oct 1988 – Jul 1989Combat Systems
Landry, JohnOS1Oct 1988 – Oct 1989OIPrecommissioning crew Pascagoula, Plankowner, got out in the yards in San Diego Oct 1989.
Goodman, RodCTM2Oct 1988 – Nov 1991OT01I sometimes think it is strange how often I look at Navy and USS Princeton sites these past few years. I think I miss the camaraderie that only seems to be found in the military, and between people who have gone through.
Peacock, RandyCTO1Oct 1988 – Jan 1991OTGreat time as Plank Owner. Still think we (enlisted) should have been allowed on liberty first night in Acapulco Mexico.
Hannum, JackOS2Oct 1, 1988 – Nov 15, 1991Operations
James, StevenE-3Oct 1, 1988 – May 1, 1991deck
Solomon Jr, Antonio E.RM3Oct 1, 1988 – Nov 1991Deck OPS/ OCPlankowner- It's good to see shipmates again! I was wondering when will our REUNION take place? Please someboby e-mail back...
Lowell, Faulkinbury profile iconDC2 (SW)Oct 1, 1988 – Jun 1, 1992R
Troyer, Chad (Senior)BMC(SW)Oct 4, 1988 – Jul 1, 19941st and RLast Plankowner to leave PRINCETON. Ran 1st Division until 1992 and then ran R Division until I left. Great crew that really came together especially after Desert Storm events. Retired now living in Sacramento CA.
Hibbard, JasonGSE3Oct 15, 1988 – Jan 3, 1992MPMy first Ship ...Had Some GREAT times...miss all the westpac's and rimpac's. Retired 2008, GSEC, Now work for Mckean Defense Group in Millington, Tn. .
Gutierrez, Daniel "Gut"GSM3Nov 1988 – Sep 3, 1993MPHey Plankowner Putos!!! It's me Gut!! So glad to see familiar names again. I'm now living in Texas near GSM3 Escudero and GSE3 Leyva. Give me a holler at Miss the friends I had on the Princeton, you're like family!
Nist, Chuck profile iconSTG1(SW)Nov 1988 – Nov 1990CAPlankowner. Best sea duty I had. Reenlisted in Vladivostok, USSR in 1990 by COMNAVSURFPAC. Princeton commanding officer Capt. Hontz was the best skipper a crew could ask for. Good times...
Puffer, StefanGSM2Nov 1, 1988 – Dec 21, 1991EngineeringIf your remember me...send me an email. Would like catch up with other shipmates who are plankowners.
Goodwin, MarkBM3Nov 1, 1988 – Jan 10, 1990DeckPlankowner, great travels and good memories, thanks for the ride.
Hazel, BillCWO2Nov 15, 1988 – Mar 15, 1989OTBest tour in the Navy
Provencio, StephenE-5/EW2Nov 18, 1988 –OTReally enjoyed the people and great weather in CA. Hope to hear from some of the ol' boys.
Spear, StevenOS 2Dec 1988 – Dec 1990OIPre Comm Vlad
Distad, ToddPC2Dec 18, 1988 – Dec 22, 1992Executive
Hightower, RobertGMG1Dec 27, 1988 – Jun 15, 1993COGreat to see some plankowners names on here!! If you remember me..send me an e-mail It was a great ship and a great time...miss you guys. Be safe!

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