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USS Knox (FF 1052) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Knox (FF 1052). 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 348 crew members registered for the USS Knox (FF 1052).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1971 | 1972 – 1975 | 1976 – 1977 | 1978 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Melendez Jr., PabloMM31981 – 1983MWas Known as The Commodore by the Captain, Because of what Happened in Hong Kong.
Brunke, Joseph ScottRM21981 – 1984OperationsLearned the meaning of "Haze Gray and Underway". Going to the PI everytime we got underway. Sailed the Pacific, IO, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand just to name a few of the ports. Became a real Blue Water Sailor. What a Trip! Great memories.
Polland, JodyHT21981 – 1985
Turner, RichardMM1-MMC1981 – 1984 I was the LPO of M div. and then the CPO of A div.
Slusarczyk, BillSTG2Jan 1, 1981 – Dec 29, 1982ASMt. Fugi road trips rule ! PI was cool and Ausi women made us drool ! Can I get an Amen !
Flowers, Charles (Chuck)GMG2Jan 1, 1981 – Dec 31, 1985WFO1
Benbenek, TonyMS3Jan 12, 1981 – Aug 19, 1984SUPPLYKNOWN BY THE HARBOR MASTERS IN YOKUSKA AS THE "GREY GHOST" THIS BOAT LOVED TO GIVE THE "REDS" A REAL BAD TIME !! HEY GUYS, REMEMBER THE PINK PANTHER THEME ? THANKS FOR REMEMBERING THE OLD LADY !!!
Collins, James "J"stg1Feb 1981 –aswI enjoyed being at sea, but had alot of growing up to do. My apologies to any i hurt. Greetings to my Navy Brothers and best wishes.
Walter, MikeEW2Feb 1981 – Sep 1983ElectronicsWhen I joined the Knox, she was in dry dock, Yokosuka, Japan. I was the first EW to report & excited to use our new gear, the SLQ-32. I became a shellbak & golden dragon on our many voyages. She rests with Davey Jones.
Evans, DeanFTG3Mar 6, 1981 – Dec 8, 1983WEAPONSWE WHERE OUT OF YOKUSKA JAPAN WENT TO 2PHILLAPIENS, 2KOREA, THAILAND, 4AUSTRALIA, HONGKONG, SINGAPORE, GAUM, 2JAPAN
Coache, Raymond JEMCS RETAug 1981 – Jul 1983EShe was a steamer but a good ship. Sorry to see she was sunk as a target.
Coache, Raymond JEM1Aug 1981 – Jul 1983E DivShe was a great ship with a great crew. We cut holes in the ocean from the Aleutians to Tasmania to the IO.
Kelly, MarkMM2Aug 20, 1981 – Aug 20, 1984Main engine room and aux 1Notice boz is the only name i recognized, good times even at diego garcia but times to good.Brig time along with about 15 others.
Rieger, SteveBMSNOct 28, 1981 – Oct 28, 19831stI was the paint Locker man. When I transferred, I never went Liberty on deployment. Saved a lot of money. A senior citizen now & still single. No time for a social life.
Hoye, SteveRM3Nov 1981 – Nov 1983OperationsShe was my 1st command. Had a great tour onboard. we did alot of exercises and got to see alot of great ports, as my shipmate Brunke stated. Met alot of new friends which I still am looking for. I hope they dont scrap her.
Epps, PaulYN2Nov 20, 1981 – Nov 20, 1983EXMy commanding officer was Commander Bustamante. He was a good captain, who brought the morale of the crew up to snuff and expected the ship to be in excellent condition before deployments. Hello former Knox crewmembers
Byrne, TimothyLTJGDec 1981 – May 1985GAMO & 1ST LT
Byrne, TimothyCdr retiredDec 26, 1981 – May 5, 1985Second and First
Nickel, BryceBT21982 – 1984
Polland, JodyHT21982 – 1985I was in the Navy for almost 15 years and she was the best boat I ever served on and I miss her.
Rice, GroverOS1982 – 1984
Dille, Harold E.ENS, LTJG1982 – 1985Weapons, Engineering
Wilborn, JoeRM3Jan 15, 1982 – Dec 15, 1984Deck/OS DIV Left as RM3Just found this site and was curious to see if any shipmates remember me when I was onboard. This was my first ship and had many memories and good friends. I started as a deck seaman and worked my way up leaving as RM3.
O'Brady, Scott (Shady)OS3Feb 1982 – Dec 1984OI
Evans, RichardSAMar 1982 – Sep 19821stMy time aboard the almighty Knox was short lived due to a case of mistaken identity by crew members upon my arrival to serve Brother Duty when my brother and I had a delay in our arrival due to being in Medical Hold.
Walker, DavidBM/E1Apr 8, 1982 – Aug 17, 19831st
Brown, JamesOS3May 10, 1982 – Aug 21, 1983OI
Allen, GregBT3Aug 1982 – Aug 1984B
Langston, MarkSTG3Oct 1982 – 1984AS
Brunke, ScottRM2Oct 15, 1982 – Oct 15, 1984Going to the PI every couple of months....Playing spy during SURVOPS. SEEING THAILAND,HONG KONG,AUSTRAILA,SINGAPORE..... GOOD TIMES WERE HAD BY ALL !!!!
Neal, MikeET2Dec 1982 – May 1985OE
Studebaker, DavidE3Dec 1982 – Mar 15, 1985weapons
Prater, RobertBT3Dec 1982 – Jun 1984BWorked as an Oil King.
Meredith, MitchellHT3Dec 3, 1982 – Aug 5, 1983AR&EHEY KNOX BROTHERS LOOKING FOR MY BUDDYS
Deatherage, Thomas (Tom)IC1/ICC1983 – 1986EAlot of good memories on this ship
Potts, HughRM11983 – 1984OCHad a great time on board, especially the Phattya stops.
Atkinson, Jon /jyHT31983 – 1985r divya I sang the song we (fight to win) with some great shipmates Jody and Moe. I still keep in touch with Jody Polland and have been to colorado and florida to see him and him to WI to visit ( world travelers I guess ).
Prater, RobertBT3Jan 1983 – Jun 1984EngineeringOil King
Brockmeyer, Richard(Rick)BT3Jan 1983 – May 1985B
Jackson, CarlEN 3Jan 1, 1983 – Dec 18, 1984EngineeringJust retired with DOD for a total of 32 years
Boettge, PhilLTJGJan 6, 1983 – Aug 1, 1983OIOI Division Officer, Secret Controls Officer, Ship's Intelligence Officer.
Searls, BillICApr 1983 – May 1985E
Gilvey, BrianSR~BM2(SW)Apr 1, 1983 – May 10, 19861stFirst ship! Met many a good shipmate while onboard. Plane guard for the Midway, 121 days at sea w/o a port, PI, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Australia and more ... fun times all. Having the Russians chase us off the coast of Vladivostok!!!
McKeown, AndrewPC3Apr 5, 1983 – May 28, 1986AdminThe Knox was my 1st ship. I went on to serve on afew others over my Naval career, but will always remember that 1st Knox cruise. there's a magic about being "haze grey and underway" that no civilian will ever understand.
Merriweather, TerryPN 3May 1983 – May 1986Deck and PersonnelThe USS Knox was the first and only ship i was able to be on and I would not change a thing
Couts, GaryFF 1052Jun 1983 – Jun 1986
Brown, BobbyEN3Jun 1983 –A-Gang
Vann, Timothy WayneBT 2Sep 1983 – Oct 1986B
Zakula, Jeff E-5/HT2Oct 1983 – Aug 19861st/R-1This was by far the best crew that I served with. Miss most of them and hope you will touch bases. Started out in deck as a BM and left as HT2. The last time I saw the Knox was in Chinhae I was stationed on the Proteus.
Landaker, John [gundecker]os3Nov 1983 – Dec 1985OI
Widdicombe, Paul/big RedMSNov 1983 – Jun 1986SupplyGreat friends(Brothers) and great times! Some of the best times of my life! Truly miss it!

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