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USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Emory S. Land (AS 39). 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 1307 crew members registered for the USS Emory S. Land (AS 39).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1978 | 1979 – 1979 | 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 – 2004 | 2005 – now

Whitehill, ArchieLT1979 – Jun 1981OPS/NAVJoined AS-39 in Norfolk, VA shortly after its arrival from the West Coast.
Loyd, Michael ( Mike)1979 –
Whisnant, HalE31979 – 1981Repair
Cheek, DavidET11979 – 1984OPS / 67C
Barr, JimHT 2(DV)1979 – 1980Locker
Thixton, WillTM2 TORPEDOMAN1979 – 1985
Lee, Gilbert/gibHT 31979 – 1982R-9Looking for past shipmates.
Camacho, Eliu (Tony)HT1 /HTC1979 – 1981Carpenter ShopCarpenter shop during Pre-com then transfered to Sub Squadron 6/8 Maintenance Document Office
Woolsey, Rogerbtfn1979 – 1981engineeringRoger Woolsey. Part of origional crew. Worked in the boiler room and oil tech lab. Would love to catch up with some of my old buddies. Origionally from Louisiana but now living in Pennsylvania.
Comeau, Timmm1979 – 1982mBeen a long time!
Snipes, DavidHT FR1979 – Aug 1980machinist mateWhere is David DeWitt...or Gibb Lee.
Peterson, StevenE11979 – 1980libraryI was stuck in the technical library upgrading pages on classified tech manuals. Very boring in a tiny room and the Lt who was cool used to come in and wake me up. Not a very good fit for an electrician!
Griffith, PaulDP2Jan 1979 – Jul 1982S-8Had a good time onboard the Land. Met a lot of great people. Would like to here from some of you from ADP and S-6.
Brown, GeorgeHTFA-HT2Jan 1979 – Apr 1984r1/11ahad a lot of fun on the Land. Got in a lot of trouble there too. Had lots of fun on all the trips. contact me if you remember me.
Watts, RonaldSnJan 1979 – Dec 1980RSn Watts . plank owner looking for mnsn diver agapito garcia. saying hello to all old ship mates
Nielsen, Steve (Father Harry)DS2Jan 1979 – Oct 9, 1981S-8
Broome, CharlesHT2Jan 1, 1979 – Sep 5, 1982R-1, 11AServed with a great bunch of men and women. I'm a plankowner!
Johnson, Gregory WPN2Jan 1, 1979 – Sep 24, 1982PERSONNELGood times with the precom guys. Jim Brookshire, Joe Dulak, Jim Hollers, Rusty Watson, John Barber, Danny Reeves, Dwayne "TV" Horner, Jim Service, Ron Schutte, Mark Dickey,
Cullins, StevenHT-3Jan 1, 1979 – Aug 10, 1982R-1 R-5 MAA I will never forget the life and times on board LAND There are so many of my shipmates I still wonder about . LTJG Mike Dickert CMAA Wade Smith TM2Shaub And many more Proud Plankowner ,Shellback We should all get together and remember
Cullins, SteveHT-3Jan 1, 1979 – Aug 10, 1982R-1 R-5 MAAI will never forget the life and times on board LAND. There are so many of my shipmates I still wonder about, LTJG Mike Dickert, CMAA Wade Smith, we should all get together and remember...
Cullins, SteveHT-3Jan 1, 1979 – Aug 10, 1982R-1 R-5 MAAsorry for my computer illiteracy. would like to hear from old friends. hope to have my computer soon.
Anders, Jonathan "Andy"YN2Jan 1, 1979 – Aug 24, 1982AdminHad a great time onboard AS 39 from Pre-com in Seattle '79 till Aug. '82. Made a lot of friends and good memories during that time. Especially enjoyed stops at Acapulco, Palma, Israel, Malaga, and Halifax. The pics still bring the laughs!
Johnson, GregPN2Jan 1, 1979 – Sep 24, 1982PERSONNEL OFFICEIt's been a long time, but sure do miss those days. Great crew and great shipmates. Retired CWO2 in 2001.
Reith, JimDP2Jan 1, 1979 – Sep 29, 1981ADPHad a blast most of the time! Met some great people, some of whom I still keep in touch with. Plankowner/Shellback. Would love to hear from of the people I knew onboard.
Bennett, WilliammmfaJan 1, 1979 – Jun 1979a gangwas in precom in Norfolk va was called boats by roy culver hung around with him a lot
Becker, DanaML 2Jan 5, 1979 – Jun 28, 1982RepairPlank Owner and Shellback, Worked and ran the Foundry for awhile. Too bad they had to shut it down. I always wondered what happpen to all the stuff from the Foundry. Would like to hear from anyone other Plank Owners. Indian Ocean cruise was great.
McHugh, MikeSH1Jan 5, 1979 – Aug 9, 1982S-3I was in S-3 Div and worked in the laundry,ship's store,vending machines and records. Looking for Plank Owners and Bowling team mates and Softball team mates. Also Supply shipmates. We were great in Softball and Bowling Bowling we couldn't be b
Watson, RustyPN1Jan 5, 1979 – Aug 15, 1983Personnel Office/AdminCan't believe it's been this long. Hell, ended up working for Jim Hollers @ the last of my career @ TPU/PSD Norva. Always wondered what happened to the rest of the office rats. Jim, Joe, DJ, Danny, TV. Great misfits we R
Ball, KevinDS2Jan 8, 1979 – Jul 14, 1983SupplyI was a plank owner and spent 4.5 yrs onboard before getting out of service. Would like to hear from anyone that was onboard during the same time.
Melton, ChuckE5Jan 9, 1979 – Aug 26, 1982
Hippey, RichardETSA / ETSN /ET3 / ET2Jan 10, 1979 – Oct 30, 1981Repair 4I did it all. The only "Non-Rate in a division of all "Crows". Mess Cranking, Compartment Cleaning (Twice), Repair Locker 2, And every other shit-job because I was the most junior. I did beat most of the ET3 to ET2 however.
Madrazo, GasparGMG3Jan 15, 1979 – Oct 18, 1981W-2G GunneryAfter getting out I went into law enforcement. I did 10 years in a small town Police department in NY before going to the federal government as a 1811 Criminal Investigator and completed 16 1/2 years and retired on a diability retirement.
Schaller, TomHT2Jan 15, 1979 – Aug 22, 1982R1Started in Radcon and finished in R1 Shipfitters Shop. Met some really good guys and had great times on the Land. Winning the Atlantic Fleet Soccer Championship in 1980 and playing for the ships baseball team. Awesome!
Shade, SamuelSK2Jan 16, 1979 – Apr 28, 1982S-6/S-1Was a Plank owner and Shellback. Had a great time on the Land. Got to meet some great people and go to some great places. E-mail me, would love to hear from you.
Waldner, LarryTM1Feb 1979 – May 31, 1981Weapons I am a plank owner, sailed with the ship from seattle to norfork,went to Gitmo and Diego Garcia. Was one of the weapons department's oldest PO1's retired in May of '81 just before ship left on a crouse. live in Or. love to hear from any of
Love, TimE4Feb 1979 – Nov 1981R-8R-8 division was a great group of guys. Wish we would of kept in touch. If anyone wants, please contact me. The Navy gave me a great career, a love of the sea, and a desire to travel and experience other cultures.
Newman, BillHT2Feb 1979 – Aug 1980HT Shop
Weiss, JeffreyHT-3Feb 1979 – Aug 28, 1980R-5 RADCON AND SHEETMETAL SHOPI still remember you guys like tom schaller and chew cullins ,sorry steve .
Roberts, StephenSH2Feb 1979 – Jun 18, 1982S-3My youngest daughter has earned shellback certificate for the second time and I was able to relate my experiences (2) with her. One my good memories was on the white beach of Diego Garcia and making "figures " in sand!
Broome, CharlesHT2Feb 1, 1979 – Sep 5, 1982R-1, 11APlank Owner, Shellback, Loved my job and the people I served with. Contact me shipmates!
Melton, ChuckE-5Feb 9, 1979 – Jul 26, 1982R-5worked in radcon with the best group of guys i ever meet now or then. PLANK OWNER
Meil, BjornHT2Feb 16, 1979 – Apr 15, 1984Ship fittingI board the ship in march 1979 in Bremington. I was assigned to the R-1. I am a plankowner. Sailed through the Panama Canal. of the Suez canal. I made many friends and had a great time. Hope to hear from you.
Owensby, Dean "buster"EM3=EM2Feb 28, 1979 – Feb 14, 1981EOf 9 commands in 21 years of service, this is the only one I sincerely despised. I even had to ring my own damm self off the quarterdeck when I left! There were some really fine folks, in spite of it all, though.
Keller, JohnSK3Mar 1979 – Sep 25, 1982S1/S7Plank owner
Gwyn, Steven GwynEN 5Mar 1979 – Feb 13, 1981boat shophello crew
Cornelius, EdSRMar 1979 – Dec 1981DeckPLANK OWENER Diego Garcia was a Great times, I ran the LCM-6 Never served with a better crew.
Martin, John SMar 1979 – Mar 1985John passed away 10/23/05. We the sisters would like to hear from anyone who served with him. He was proud of his service in the Navy, as was his family. My email, our sister Flo,
Spinks, RossMR2Mar 1979 – Aug 1983R-2 MACHINE SHOPleft the navy in 1993, joined the national guard, went to NYC after 9/11, spent a year at west point military academy and then 14 months in iraq, aint the military great!
Peterson, RobOM2Mar 1979 – Jul 1982R2Great Times, Friends and Adventures. Started in Bremerton, through both Canals, Nova Scotia, Diego Garcia and everywhere in between. Even Married a DK2 /Tug Boat Princess. Got the most outta those 4 years.
Duffy, PaulSK3Mar 1, 1979 – Jun 15, 1981S7 / S1Plank Owner, I enjoyed my time on the Land had a lot of fun.
Cardwell, LeeHT-3Mar 1, 1979 – Jan 10, 1983DC Plank Owner,I signed off on P-250 training in your handbooks. also on the at sea fire party,I had a good time on the Land.
Denomme, PeterGMG 2Mar 1, 1979 – May 15, 1982Weapons Department / Ships ArmoryBeen a long time but I remember it like it was yesterday. She was a good ship and a Great Crew. I enjoyed my days on her.
Hawthorne, Kenneth profile iconMM3Mar 1, 1979 – Dec 15, 1981A-Gang & M-Divlocking for other crew members i served with?
Edwards, Jeff/jjMM2Mar 3, 1979 – 1981MHey all you origional M-div. snipes! Master chief Larry-congrats!So remember partying in Norfolk w/ some BT's,Archie, Boaz and Betts,and who can forget Max Brand? Anyone ever hear about Kenefick? Any or all please contact.
Kincaid, DonGMG2/1Mar 6, 1979 – Aug 18, 1981Weapons/20mm/Pre com crew Washington to Norfolk Reftra on to Dieago Garcia. "Paradise Island"(Plank owner)
Crosby, LennyMRFA-MR2Mar 8, 1979 – Sep 3, 1982R2
Osborne, RickSK2Mar 10, 1979 – Oct 20, 1981Stock Control - S6Hated it at first, tolerable when I left. Made some good friends in supply I still keep in touch with.
Cirasa, JosephOM2Mar 10, 1979 – Jun 10, 1982R2AWorked in 35A the Optical Shop
Keipe, Tom- TommyhawkET-2Mar 12, 1979 – May 10, 1982R-5Plankowner, Shellback, and RadCal guy. Remember the great trip to Diego Garcia. Where's Hector? Used to be part of the BOHICA brothers. Fond memories. Live in VA Beach, retired. Work for Cox Business Services. Love the 1st of each month!!
Diehl, Gregory profile iconET2Mar 12, 1979 – May 1982R4 67G and 67BI was one of the plank owners and the leader of the crew that designed & installed the CCTV system so the Captain could have his fireside chats. Also involuntarily put in the sonar shop for 6 months. Started E4. Left E5.
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Miller, Richard / RickE5Mar 15, 1979 – Jun 18, 1981R4Looking for a buddy Rick Hippy and the guys of the R4 Cal Lab.. too old to remember names.
Semenske, DavidRM3Mar 16, 1979 – Jun 15, 1981opsHad a great time on board and miss the people I served with.
Timmons, James (Jimtim)EMMar 29, 1979 – May 30, 1982Eenjoyed washington and bethlehem. had good times with shipmates. the rest was work and standing watch
Feemster, ScottMM1Apr 1979 – Jul 15, 1981R5Last tour of duty, from Bremerton through the Panama, the original RCPE, Indian Ocean/Diego Garcia, and out. Seems like so long ago....gues it was ;)
Harrison, Gary PappyBM 3Apr 1979 – Feb 8, 1982DeckI had Great times on the Land,
Seskey, RayBM3Apr 10, 1979 – Nov 26, 19811st, 3rd
Gorski, LloydQM2Apr 14, 1979 – Jun 15, 1983NavigationSeen allot of places, met allot of people. Had allot of fun. Those that remember me drop me a line.
Knight, JesseHTFN / DCCMay 1, 1979 – Oct 31, 1982DCGreat start to retirement after 24 yrs. Hello to all engineers, especially Mac, Lee & Rocky. I remember all engineers signing a letter thanking DC Div for an assist with a big inspection, best award I ever got!
Braziel, Haroldmm2May 6, 1979 – Jul 17, 1981agangwould like to hear from dave thompson or rich finley
Loyd, Michael ( Mike)Jun 1979 – Jan 1982S-3Remember the shellback initiation? What a great time. I miss all the friends onboard the boat. I would like to here from you.
Grey, Robert (Bob)CWO3 BOSNJun 2, 1979 – Aug 13, 1982Deck Ship's BosnBoarded in Long Beach, Commissioning in July. Diego Garcia in support of Iranian hostage rescue attempt. Qualified: Surface Warfare Officer Capt. DY Sloan command. Look forward to hearing from some old shipmates. Retired from Kings Bay Ga. 1986
Finley, Richard / RichEN3Jul 7, 1979 – Jan 7, 1982A (A-gang)I would like to hear from anybody in the original A-gang.
Cechman, MarkHM3Aug 1979 – Jun 1982MedicalLooking back on my time on the Land, it wasn't so bad. It gave me a simi-safe environment to grow up.
Baker, Robert Aka AnimalEM3Sep 1, 1979 – May 1,
Schrock, JohnHT2Sep 21, 1979 – Jun 22, 1983R-1A great ship and crew
Mauldin, EdselBT 1Oct 10, 1979 – Jul 30, 1981BFIREROOM LPO
Schutt, RonPN1Oct 12, 1979 – May 6, 1982PersonnelOne of the best experiences I had in my entire Navy career. Greg Johnson if you see this, look me up.
Martin, Mikeaul GDM1Oct 17, 1979 – Mar 15, 1984ROAn experience i'll not soon forget, lots of friends, and more over respect for all . I learned alot from everyone adn wish ALL my old shipmates well.
Hathaway, LynnHTNov 1979 – Oct 31, 1984R-8 93A NDT LabYou can observe alot just by watching! LAGNAF!
Pienkosz, MikeDP3Nov 1979 –S7
Potter, TomEN2Nov 1979 – Oct 1984R2B 31E Worked in the boat shop and Captain's Gig Engineer.
Turner, RichardEM 1Nov 1, 1979 – May 1, 1981R-3 ,,,SOUND ANALYSIS
Chase, ChevySK2Nov 19, 1979 – Jul 29, 1983SupplyI was really close friends with a handful of people that shared my dislike for the ship and Navy, but didn't see any of them on here. Raced motocross the whole time I was stationed there.
Potter, TomEN2Dec 1979 – Nov 1983R2B 31E I.C.E. ShopSmall Boat Engineer
Dubaz, GeorgeHM2Dec 1979 – 1981HPart of pre-commission and commisioning crew. Went with her on shakedown cruises, Gitmo, and Diego Garcia.
Allen, BrianHTFNDec 3, 1979 – Jul 7, 1981R-1I was in the Pipe shop and had a lot of friends.
Goodall, MilesETDec 27, 1979 – Jul 7, 1982
Tober, NormHT 2Dec 28, 1979 – Jun 15, 1983Repair (R-1)Enjoyed the Land very much. Order of the ditch Suez canal, shell back. Diego Garcia, and helped build accomodations for the first females on board. Anyone wanting to contact me, e-mail me at

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