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USS Whipple (FF 1062) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Whipple (FF 1062). 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 219 crew members registered for the USS Whipple (FF 1062).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1973 | 1974 – 1978 | 1979 – 1982 | 1983 – 1986 | 1987 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Blue, Orville R BlueDK1Jul 1974 – Mar 1978SupplySpent 20 years in the Navy. Retired in Sept of 1985. Best sea tour of my career.
Cunningham, RichEW2Jul 1974 – Jul 1976OE
Doyle, KevinBT2Aug 8, 1974 – Mar 1978BWas so fortunate to serve on Whipple as my first ship. I was taught well and served with/under great shipmates. Went on to a 28 year career and selection as LCDR when I retired. Helped paint a red "E" slash, too!
McLean, Robert (Peaches)TM2Sep 1, 1974 – Oct 25, 1978AS DIVISIONjUST TRYING TO CATCH UP WITH SPME OLD SHIPMATES TO SEE HOW THEY ARE DOING. I STAYED IN FOR 24 YEARS ACTIVE, AND RESERVE, AND NOW LIVE IN GEORGIA... OLD PARODY FRON SONAR WATCH, AS THE SCREW TURNS
Haburn, RodneySTG21975 – 1976AS
Lattner, Michael A.EW31975 – Apr 1978OE01Was my first ship and what an education I got! Only made one Westpac (77) but learned what it means to have shipmates by your side. Hope some of my of EW/OS CIC buds see and give me a holler. Glad to see she's still steaming!
Bentley, GeneMM21975 – 1977M DivisionGreetings to all my fellow shipmates
Almaras Jr., LuisE51975 – May 1979comm
Tarnowski, Skimr2Feb 1975 – Mar 1978RGREAT SHIP AND GROUP OF GUYS.
Hoelscher, RogerE-5Feb 5, 1975 – Jan 3, 1977Ship serviceman
Munoz, AlbertIC3Feb 26, 1975 – Sep 19, 1977EngineeringSome great years..
Hammond, Glenn HammondSEAMANMar 3, 1975 – Nov 26, 19771st [deck]had some great times on whipple.the west-pac from jan-july 76 was the time of my life.we had a good crew some of the best guys i ever met.sail on whipple.
Chastain, Gerald (Curt)GMG3Mar 14, 1975 – 1977GMSo many good, some wild times with a great bunch of guys! So many of them like Joe "The Cajun", Salazar, Sears, Munoz, Barlow, Torres, Rocky, Kennedy Ruther, Bill Linville, All the Ships Landing Force Crew
Phillips, Gary P. profile iconET2Jul 1975 – Jul 1977OEDrydock days living in Marine barracks..needle gunning "the Mack" and painting. Enjoying life in Paradise on "the Rock" exploring Oahu. WesPac 77 and never got my cruise book. Did one get published? Great memories!
Green, NormanLTSep 20, 1975 – Aug 25, 1978Comm, NAV, MPAServed on Westpac Deployment with the greatest crew ever. Every male in this country should do the same thing. You find out what you're made of, make friends that you trust completely, and serve your country in a way that few can. Great memorie
Avila, DonaldMM31976 – 1979MI am looking for shipmates but none of the old salts are registered. Is there another way to search for these old salty dogs?
Bowles, William (Bill)BTCS/BTCM1976 – 1979BMY LAST REAL SEA TOUR. GREAT SHIP - GREAT CREW. TWO VERY GOOD WESTPAC CRUISES. TODAY'S SAILORS DON'T GET CRUISES LIKE WE DID.
Howard, GeorgeMM21976 – 1979Engineering
Davis, DaveEM1976 – 1978EngMy 1st ship in Pearl, can't get any better. Great times camping on the beach looking at Rabbit Island. Awsom crew and guyse I worked with. Will nener forget the ship or crew.
Rutherford, RogerBT31976 – 1978B DivisionMet a lot of great great people on that Ship. I see a couple of people that I know registered here. To the guy that painted the first E on the Mac. I followed in your footsteps and painted the 2nd hash mark. Great ship
Packard, Arthur profile iconSTG21976 – 1978A/S
Winterowd, KeithEN3Jan 1976 – Jan 1978A gang-Aux 2Great ship and crew. I have many fond memories of being stationed at Pearl and going on West Pac 77. I loved man overboard drills as I was the engineer on the motor whale boat and got to go rescue 'Oscar'.
Toms, DavidSTG2Jun 1976 – Mar 1979A/S
White, TimGMG3Jun 10, 1976 – Sep 15, 1978WEST PAC, DEATH OF ELVIS, MY GOOD FRIENDS, SALAZAR,TERREL,KUFAL, BURWELL, SMALL FIRE, FELL INA WELL OUTSIDE SUBIC GATE, SNOW SKIING MNT. NIKO JAPAN JUST A FEW MEMORIES I WOULDN'T TAKE A MILLION 4.
Stanford, Jon profile iconSTG1Aug 30, 1976 – Aug 14, 1978A/S
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Summers, EdYNSep 15, 1976 – Oct 20, 1980NAV/XThe greatest moments in a 20 year Navy career were from the USS WHIPPLE. Great crew, terrific friends that I've missed all of these years. Ron Lingard and others are doing a fantastic job keeping the memory alive.
Hughes, MikeBM2Oct 2, 1976 – Jul 22, 19801stSpent my 4 yrs on board. have lots of great memories. Still think about Fi, Ski, Franks, Tree, Vinnie, Ebby, Johnny B, Adams, Roney, Rhodes, Boats, Chief, I know there are more.
Desjardins, AlbertOSCNov 1976 – Mar 1980OIAug. 78 rescuing a small craft with 126 Vietnamese aboard attempting to flee to Malaysia
Fiorino, BobBm3Nov 20, 1976 – Jul 26, 19801st DivisionI would like to know if there is another reunion coming up, next year marks 40 years since I was a part of the Vietnam refugee rescue on August 21, 1978, I was with Bm1 Renner .Uss Whipple FF- 1062.
Matthews, DanFTG11977 – 1981G Div. / Weps DepartmentGreat Command, Crew & Ship. Made 2 West Pacs. Learned & grew allot during my 4 1/2 years on board. What I learned, & the philosophy of the Whipple, at that time, I carry for the rest of my life. Honored to have served.
Greig, JimSTG21977 – 1980A/S
Hastings, JamesGMT2Jan 1977 – Oct 1980Anti Submarine WarfareReally enjoyed the 3 years I spent on the Whipple.
Powers, PaarrsOSJan 1977 – Sep 1979OperationsGoing up river to Bangkok was a little sketchy but nothing compared to being on the helm going through the typhoon that damaged our sister ship the USS Holt. West Pacs were awesome!! CDP
Halverson, MichaelOS1Mar 1977 – Sep 1977OII was known as OS1 "Doc" because I had been a corpsman for 15 years and had just gotten out of OS school. I had the OOD watch twice when that guy tried to start fires onboard.
Cook, Michaelbt3Apr 22, 1977 – 1979bwas just a kid but sure partied hard. Own a detailing business in Fond du Lac Wi. now. Don't party anymore. Must have got it all out my system back in the 70's!!! lol Miss all the guys from back then.
Hastings, JamesGMT2Oct 1, 1977 – Oct 29, 1980ASW
Flores, AndyHT2Nov 21, 1977 – Oct 31, 1979R d I'veHT's rule lol
Hofmann, Thomasbt3Jan 15, 1978 – Jan 1, 1980bretired after 40 years as a machinist, trying to connect with old shipmates.
Clayton, DanGMG2May 1978 – May 1980GBanville singing RICKEY ROUSE , great times on westpac, the fire of '80
Lane, MichaelEW3Jun 1978 – May 1980OE
Coates, JimSTG1Jun 1, 1978 – Jun 1, 1981AS
Ustick III, Robert W. (Trey)LTOct 1978 – Jul 1980Great ship...Super memories...My first DEPT Head tour...Was CHENG then OPS Officer...Joined ship deployed in Japan...Now Retired CAPT in San Diego
Oneil, JayOS2Oct 30, 1978 – Jun 30, 1981OIGreat memories. Mr. Fermoile, OSC MacCauly, Sossamon, Dove, Womack.
Trott, Brian (Doc)E4Nov 1978 – Aug 1, 1980MedicalGreat crew and memories on the Whipple.
O'Donnell, KevinMM2(SW)Dec 1978 – Dec 1982MGreat ship! Great crew! Great WESTPAC's. Thirty years later I'm still sailing with MSC as Chief Engineer. So many great shipmates on good ship Whipple I wouldn't know where to begin.
Kluss, MitchellFTM3 then FTM2Dec 5, 1978 – Jun 12, 1981G Div. WSO1Worked on Basic point Defence Missils System and Harpoon Missile System

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