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USS Safeguard (ARS 50) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Safeguard (ARS 50). 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 118 crew members registered for the USS Safeguard (ARS 50).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1993 | 1994 – 2001 | 2002 – now

Ramos, ShellyEN31984 – 1988Plankowner
Phipps, KathyMS 21984 – 1986SupplyProud Plank Owner
Bryan, Steven profile iconET11984 – 1987OPSPlankowner - I was part of the precom unit that worked out of a house in Sturgeon Bay that the Navy leased - to be close to Peterson Shipbuilders, where the USS Safeguard was being built. Lots of work and fond memories!
Ellington, Duke Or DanE5Jan 10, 1984 – Oct 1, 1988RADIOPlankowner: I grew up on the Safeguard. I met wonderful and interesting people. I will never forget Ron who was killed while serving on ARS 50. You were a great friend and teacher.
Biggs, L.m.d.d.PN3Aug 12, 1984 – Sep 22, 1988ADMINHello to all my plankowner friends. I learned alot i still keep in touch with esposito and gaderon. i do miss the navy sometimes.i wouldnt change a thing. i still miss ron and kemp they served with honor.
Franklin, KellyBM2(DV)Sep 1984 – Aug 1986DeckPlankowner
Berget, ScottEN3Sep 1984 – Jun 1986A GangPlankowner... Looking for others from that period have been in contact with a few.. look me up on Facebook or Email me at
Larkin, RolandSNSep 19, 1984 – Jan 17, 1987DeckI miss all the nice people, and the fine ladies !!!
Kabase, LeeIC2Nov 1984 – Dec 1987Plank Owner
Moorhead, JoeYN1Dec 1984 – Apr 1988Plankowner
Arneson, MikeSM3Dec 1984 – Aug 1987OPSPlankowner as undesignated SR. Lots of good memories, some bad ones too. Best of the three ships I've been on.
Johnson, Johnny/jjSEAMAN/GMG2Dec 1, 1984 – Aug 1, 1988DeckI am a plankowner who was a deck seaman. This was my first ship. I served on 2 others after the Safeguard giving me a total of 8 years straight sea duty. After a year on shore i became a weekent warrirer for one more year making it ten yrs.
Preston, MichaelE-31985 – Sep 1987DeckPlankowner. Although I was not the model serviceman, I am very proud to have been part of this wonderful ship! I am sorry to all of my former shipmates, It was an honor serving with all of you!
Smith, MikeMM1(DV)Jan 1985 – Dec 1987DeckPlankowner
Chappell, Elvin Marie (Chap)E6/MS1Jan 9, 1985 – May 9, 1986SupplyCOMSERVRON FIVE PEARL HARBOR JAN 85- APR 85, PCO SAFEGUARD(ARS-50) ARP 85-AUG85, USS SAFEGUARD (ARS-50) AUG 85 -MAY 86 . Retired FLEET TRAINING CENTER NORF 15 SEPT 1995 AS MSC.
Frei, Karl R.MR1Sep 1985 – Feb 1988RepairPlankowner
Stilley, PeteBM 3Jan 1987 – Oct 1990first
Currier, JordanEN2May 1987 – Sep 1990EM02Great ship! Awesome crew! My deepest thanks to Chaz and Graser.
Dolton, Roberten1Aug 5, 1988 – May 3, 1991engineeringWhat up crew of the safeguard came in as a e1. Left the navy as a e6 had great freinds stan doc kelson jj the gunner.
Brown, Aliscia/fireman BrownFireman BrownNov 1988 – Jun 1991A GangSafeguard will always hold a warm place in my heart. Shari, Mary, Gail god bless you guys thanks for memories nothing like Panama, Exxon Houston, First Communist ship in America, LA Riots, National Geographic cruise
Swanson, Diane G.ET3Jan 1989 – Sep 1991Ops
Dewitt, JoettaE3Jan 1990 – Aug 1992EngineeringWhat an experience! I really enjoyed my time on this ship and made alot of good friends. I was married while onboard so some may know me by Wheeler. I am now in Virginia Beach and would love to hear from those who new me.
Guidry, Trevor/ ScooterEM3Jun 1990 – Jun 1993EEO1WOW! What memories onboard this ship, this is my only ship since I am now a SEABEE...hope to hear from some ol shipmates who knew me, my email is
Sadler, Pamela1991 – 1993SUPPLYHad a great time met some good sailors and great people
Cliff, CarrieDeck handJan 1, 1991 – Aug 6, 1992Deck crew
Sandell, ChristopherEN3Jul 3, 1991 – Jul 3, 1994EngineeringWhat an experience the Safeguard was for me. A lot of hard work but many good times.
Bertsinger, RobertEN3Nov 21, 1991 – Nov 24, 1994ENGINEERINGFIRST SHIP! LOTS OF MEMORIES.
Smythe/duncan, ToriE-4/sk3Feb 11, 1992 – Oct 11, 2006Engineering
Best, DavidIC3Mar 1992 – Jul 1993EngineeringEven though my time there was brief, I had a great time and often remeniss about the days on board. The only thing I don't miss is pulling the "Balls to 4 watch" in the engine room while underway! I would love to chat with some old shipmat
Smythe, ToriE-3 FIREMANJun 1992 – Mar 1994To bad we know all her secrets!! LOL! Say Hi anytime.
Hertz, JerryHT1/DVOct 1992 – Apr 1994Engineering
Peterson, Lancebm3Nov 1992 – Mar 10, 1994Deck
Groat, Alan (Big Al)Dec 1, 1992 – Feb 28, 1996Loved it, hated it, will never forget it. To all that remember FYBM. Big props for all that keep her running.
Bradstreet, ScottmssrFeb 1993 – Aug 1995supply1st and only ship but one that gave me lots of memories that i dont forget and still talk about to this day. had a great time with a lot of different people.
Corey, RichardIC1Mar 1993 – Aug 1996ENGWould like love to talk with people I was stationed with
Fells, JillQM 3RD CLASSOct 14, 1993 – Apr 19, 1997OperationsThe best ship in it's Class. Go Team-50. Who-ya
Channel, MonaSn E-3Oct 24, 1993 – Feb 8, 1995Deck DepartmentMost hated by some but loved by all...KMSL
Bowers, ChristieYNCDec 1993 – Dec 1996AdminMiss the old days on SAFEGUARD! We really had a great time. Worked hard and played hard.
Perry, KimDec 10, 1993 – Dec 15, 1994What a great ship, I had a lot of fun and made great friends, we were like family. I think thats what makes a small command great. For me the Safeguard was the best year I had in the navy.

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