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USS Gray (FF 1054) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Gray (FF 1054). 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 234 crew members registered for the USS Gray (FF 1054).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1972 | 1973 – 1976 | 1977 – 1982 | 1983 – 1987 | 1988 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Inness, TheadoreHTFNJan 9, 1973 – May 9, 1974RepairGreat ship most of my shipmates were plank-owners.
Spencer, JimHT2Mar 7, 1973 – Jan 19, 1977metal workerI have many health problems and was hoping another crew sailor would help me remember what I did on the ship and tell me more information where our ship was during the war. I have Alzheimers which makes remembering hard.
Ferguson, DanielHT 3Apr 1973 – Jul 1975RepairLooking for friends from USS Gray who I knew and knew me.
Tata, JohnLTJun 12, 1973 – Jun 4, 1975Cheng
Hartzell, VernonETR 2Jul 1973 – Sep 1976Operations
Packard, KeithGMG3Sep 1973 – Apr 19762nd DivisionBest ship in the Fleet good people
Bailey, Michael BeatleCS3Sep 2, 1973 – Jun 24, 1974Supply Galley
Skinn, JimIC-2Mar 19, 1974 – Apr 12, 1977EGood Sailing,Great West-Pac....Outstanding Ship Mates. Live in Oregon now. Time does not stand still,where does it go? Working for Verizon now was GTE for 28 Years.
Nitsche, SteveIC3May 15, 1974 – Nov 15, 1976EngineeringHad fun with my guys on our November 1975 to July 1976 Westpac.
Leach, KentFTM/FTGSNJun 1, 1974 – Sep 7, 19772ndNext reunion is supposed to be summer 2004. Hope to see you there. Write. KENT
Jensen, JerryHT2Jul 1974 – Dec 10, 1979REPAIRGray was my first and only ship. Had great friends and went to great places. it was life changing.
Murdock, JohnMMFNJul 1974 – May 1975Mach 1Wow What A Trip. Some Great Times And Not so great times. Cade,Gum, Slick, Stoval, Sheperd, Mosher. Want to Party you still drunk ?
Murdock, JohnMMFNJul 12, 1974 – May 19, 1975MWOW Some Great times and not so great times. Cade,Gum,Sthoval,Shepperd,Mosher You Guys still Drunk ? I hope alls well.
Sterchi, SimonE3Nov 16, 1974 –engineering
Miller, Keith profile iconBT 31975 – 1976B DivI worked in the Oil Shack with BT 1 Batista And FN Guy Caddel I knew a lot of people in different Divisions I would like to hear from anyone that reminders me.
Bonwell, WendellMR11975 –Repair
Navarro, RudyEM3Jan 1975 – Jun 1976Repair
Astad, JohnGMT 3Jan 10, 1975 – Mar 11, 19783rdHowdy eveyone from WestPac 1975-78. Hope evertone is doing fine. Where did the last 3 decades go? Sure miss the awesome scuba diving during WestPac
Chase, DanQM-3Feb 1975 – Dec 1975Navigation
Schmidt, Edward (Smitty)MM/FNApr 1, 1975 – Feb 3, 1978MHa Ha..You funny Joe all ships Grey,buy me drink. I'm still an an Engineer USCG licensed unlimited horse power.30 years. Was even a Captain once.
Couture, MichaelRM1Apr 10, 1975 – Feb 1, 1980OC DIVISIONlIFE WAS INTERESTING AT TIMES ABOARD THE GRAY WITH DUST BUNNIES EVERYWHERE AND LIBERTY HELD UP UNITL THEY WERE FOUND
Kestner, MarkSNMay 1, 1975 – Jun 1, 1976Deck
Himes, RickGMG2Jun 15, 1975 – Jul 15, 1979WeaponsGreat ship, great friends, great times. Haze Gray and Underway.
Himes, RickyGMG2Jun 15, 1975 – Jul 15, 1979WEAPONS
Jensen, JerryHT 2Jul 1975 – Dec 1979R DIVISIONI have great memories of my time of the Gray. The people I served with are the best. It was a time of growth for me that I won't forget.
Johnson, KennethSHSNSep 1975 – Oct 1976SupplyLooking back, the times and the friends were great. I was proud to serve my country on the 200th birthday of the Navy. Anyone who remembers me running the store, please write back.
Jackson, James TEMFNSep 1975 – May 1977EWhat can I say, the Gray was my first and last ship and it provided great memories. It was a great time to serve.
Ogden, JerryQM3Oct 1975 – Jan 1977NAVIGATIONIf anyone still knows me, they are welcome to contact me via FACEBOOK, i.e. "JERRY L. OGDEN" (Redding, CA), or simply e-mail me at "jerryogden@hotmail.com"... Thanks shipmates!
Cornell, Vic "HadjII"MS2Dec 1975 – Jun 1980weapons later supplyEverybody Knew the "HAJ"!!
Branam, TimBM3Dec 15, 1975 – Aug 15, 1979First
Penza, RickMM3Dec 24, 1975 – Apr 10, 1976MMain Control (ER Messenger) Mistakenly assigned overseas duty while awaiting a slot at NPS Vallejo, to my benefit.
Wood, JackIC 3Dec 29, 1975 – Oct 17, 1975EI was an IC-MAN and i'm looking for Jim Burchett, Bobby Waguspac and Jerry Hatley
Jaquez, Manuel (Bener)GMG 21976 – 1980WepsGogd times
Hamrick, JeffSTG31976 – 1979Sonar gang
Champagne, LeeLT1976 – 1977EngineeringThis was a great tour, The CO was the big "O" Roger Onorati, XO was known as "Alpha Mike." Great crew and Wardroom. We did a terrific "SouthPac" deployment to Fiji, NZ, Aus. Senior Chief BT, Weldon Carper saved my bacon.
Cantrell, FrankE51976 – 19792ndI am a truckdriver now and live in Kentucky with my wife of 23 years. Looking for old shipmates and friends from the Gray. Does anyone know what happened to Pat Finn aka PJ?
Portanova, John "Port"MM2Jan 6, 1976 – Aug 6, 1979MHaze Gray and underway. 30 years later still working for the Navy. Gray was the best and so was her crew.
Portanova, JohnMM2Jan 10, 1976 – Aug 15, 1979MCame aboard as MMFN, messender of the watch. Left as MM2, top watch and engine room supervisor
Weeks, SteveOS2Jan 15, 1976 – Aug 15, 1976OperationsWas on the ship for about 7 months in 1976. Enjoyed the whole thing. Started in Subic in January the evening before we got underway for the Indian Ocean.
Polizzi, LennySM3Mar 1976 – Aug 1979still in contact with a few shipmates
Phagan, LanceST2Mar 1976 – Aug 19803rdJoined theGray in the Indian Ocean, finishing WestPac4 and WestPac5 onboard her. Went thru the Long Beach Harpoon install and the overhaul in Seattle in '79. Made great friends and still in touch on Facebook with some.
Bourke, James, "Doc"HM1/HMCMar 8, 1976 – Nov 18, 1978OPS/medicalThe GRAY was a fine ship and the crew was a great bunch of sailors. She was a model for "haze gray and underway" Sea duty was the norm with the only exceptions being yard time.
Mason, AlexanderBT2Mar 18, 1976 – Aug 30, 1980EB01
Cantrell, FrankGMG2Apr 1976 – May 19792ndafter leaving the Gray, I became a long haul truckdriver and can also be found on FB
Parker, Ben--(bird Dog)FTG/SNMay 1976 – Sep 7, 19772NDHEY PEOPLE!! I JUST FOUND THIS SITE. I SURE WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME OF YA'LL! I READ YOUR NOTE,,PETERSON! I AM IN FL. I CANNOT SEEM TO GET IN TOUCH WITH FUTRELL.
Grimsley, GregMM3May 15, 1976 – May 8, 1980MI served aboard the Gray in the engine room I stood lower and upper level watches. Looking for Al Farrington, Maurice Merryman, and any M-Div shipmate that served from 1976 1980
Gray, Curtis (Cj)STG3Jul 1976 – Sep 1977WeaponsMade some life long friends You know who you are :)
Wydra, RayEM2Jul 10, 1976 – Jul 10, 1978E
Burch, KennyQm3Oct 1976 – Apr 1980NavLife onboard the Uss Gray was like being home with all the great guys westpac/ southpac 1977-1978 was aone of akind crews for the Qm. on the bridge
Neff, PeteHM3Nov 1976 – 1979OPSBest WestPac I ever went on.
Rynearson, MarkQM2Nov 1976 – Nov 1978navGreat times aboard the Gray. I left when it first went into dry dock at the Todd shipyards
Burkhalter, ScottSH3Nov 1976 – Jun 10, 19801st DIV./S-3 DIV.
Acuna, LeonSM3Nov 1, 1976 – Sep 15, 1978OC
Peterson, KevinFTG3Dec 10, 1976 – Sep 28, 1979WeaponsChristmas in Newcastle had to be my favorite Westpac port!! Where is Birddog?
Folkes, BobQM_1Dec 15, 1976 – Sep 18, 1978Navigation

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