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USS Blakely (FF 1072) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Blakely (FF 1072). 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 199 crew members registered for the USS Blakely (FF 1072).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1972 | 1973 – 1978 | 1979 – 1983 | 1984 – 1988 | 1989 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Collins, JamesOSMC1969 – 1971OEI served on the Blakely during pre-com /// Retired after 26 yrs .
Rose, KenAug 1969 – 1972SupplyPre Commission out of Newport, RI Plankowner
Naylor, BillGMG3Sep 1, 1969 – Feb 1, 1973Weapons
Brunson, WilliamPC21970 – 1971Admin Came on board with most of the new crew in Charleston,S.C. Went on sea trials and shakedown cruise to Guantanamo.
Huntley, ArthurBm31970 – 19731stServed pre com Newport R.I, plank owner,met ship in S.C., July,1970, served on board till Aug.,73.. A lot of great times. The Blakley,was my family away from home.
Anderson, KennethE4 SF/HT1970 – 1973EngineeringPlank owner. I had a great time and made a couple of good friends. I'm retired now. I lost all my Navy uniforms in a fire and would like to purchase a USS Blakely DE-1072 ball cap if anyone has one available.
McMurray, BruceLT1970 – 1972ASWAnother plank owner - she was a great ship.
Naylor, WilliamuGMG3Jan 1, 1970 – Feb 1, 1973Weapons andEnjoyed my time aboard. Other shipmates my contact me. I live in Michigan
Smith, DonRM2Feb 1970 – Apr 1972RadioPlankowner. Joined precomissioning in Rhode Island. Met up with Ship is Charleston. Lot of good memories.
Wankowski, WalterETN3Feb 7, 1970 – Jan 27, 1972OperationsWent to the Blakely right out of the Vietnam Brown Water Navy. Served with the Pre-Com Detail in Newport, RI and then on to Charleston, the Caribbean and Northern Europe. Great ship, great crew and great memories.
Rowland, BillSTC/STCSMar 1970 – Aug 19743rdBest ship I ever served on. I will never forget her.
Librera, ThomasMM3Mar 1970 – Oct 1971MBefore picking up the Blakely, I was assigned to "Pre Com" school in Newport RI, where I met my wife. Gitmo for Shakedown Cruise, homeport Charleston, SC. Left for a North Atlantic Cruise, and upon return, left the Navy
Schmidt, RobertSTGCMar 1, 1970 – Sep 20, 19743rdShe was my last sea duty. Saved the best for last.
Jeanfreau, Lucien (Lou)EM3Apr 1970 – Jan 1971ENGR.I TOO AM A PLANK OWNER. WORKED UNDER LT. MARTINEAU AS THE LOG-ROOM YOEMEN. NEW CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL IN NEW PORT. MET HER DOWN IN CHARLESTON.
Borowski, CaseyLTjgApr 1970 – Mar 1972Electronics / CICI'm a plank owner. Was an Ensign when the Blakely was commission 18 July, 1970
Plowman, Georgemm3May 1970 – Mar 1973mi'm a plankowner precom in R.I.boarded blakely in S.C.
Carter, GeorgeST1Jun 1970 – Jun 19743rdJoined the pre-commissioning crew in Newport, RI in early 1970, met the ship when she arrived in Charleston for outfitting/commissioning. Lots of great memories from those years. Truly a great crew.
McCullough, MacSK2Jun 1970 – Sep 1971SupplyPlankowner
Risinger, ValSTGSN TO STG2Jun 13, 1970 – Jun 19753rdFirst ship, fondly remembered. Lots of good memories with shipmates too numerous to name them all. Finally retired as a CWO4 in 1999.
Fotia, RichBT2Jul 1, 1970 – Jul 15, 1973BServed on board Blakely for 3 years, I'm a Plankowner. I served 9 years in the Navy but The Blakely was the best comand I was with. A lot of great memories.
Bronson, LynnEM3Jul 1, 1970 – May 1, 1972E divisionPre-com Newport,R.I. plankowner charleston,S.c. Ediv. under EM1 Sansaver,LT Martineau great tmes Looking to contact Rudy Ogden
Bob Armstrong, ArmsHT2/DC2Jul 2, 1970 – Dec 24, 1973EngineeringHad a hell of a good time growing up on the North Atlantic, Caribean, and our super High Pacific Cruise's
Vitarello, Lawrence(larry)BMSNJul 28, 1970 – Jan 27, 19721stI served on the Blakely from pre-com till Jan 27 1972 and met some great guys my time on her were the best times of my life only I didn`t know it then go to www.uss-blakely.org
Erb Sr., Harold (Wyatt)IC1Nov 30, 1970 – Nov 12, 1971EA short year on board between school and shore duty, but a very enjoyable one.
Erb, HaroldIC1Nov 30, 1970 – Nov 12, 1971E divI was on board for one year. I could not go to shore duty from Ischool, so I had to serve a year at sea. glad it was Blakely. It was a wonderful year.I got to make a North Atlantic cruise, the only N.Atl. trip I made.
Hamm, RonaldOS-3Dec 1970 – Apr 1974Operations1st and only ship did some great cruises -- caribbean, north atlantic, thru the panama canal, westpac (vietnam)
Cutright, GeorgeGMG3Dec 1970 – Feb 1973Weapons. ASROCCame on board after Vietnam Brown Water Navy tour. Great ship. Remember the north Atlantic cruise, Norway, Denmark, Germany and France. Great cruise. Left the ship off the coast of Vietnam. Highlined to an oiler, AO 107.
Byce, Stevensn1971 – 1900deckI,m retired BMC looking for shipmates
Byce, Stevensn1971 – 1974deckI'm now ret BMC Enjoying life
Garcia, TomE-31971 –bmIf anyone remembers me I was a BM-seaman on board the USS Blakely DE 1072 from 1971 thru 1973. please feel and email me. This is very important.
Ealy, KenGMTCJan 1971 – Jun 19763RDLeft and went to MOTU-10, retired in 1979. Great ship and crew.
Hamm, RonaldOS3Jan 1, 1971 – Apr 4, 1974OperationsI remember Chief Perry, OS3 Collins, OS3Erdahl --- great ship, great cruises in Caribbean, N Atlantic and WestPac.
Collins, Tommyen2Mar 15, 1971 – Mar 8, 1974a-gang
Dunn, Raymond "Wendel"STG3Oct 24, 1971 – May 31, 1974WeaponsBlakely was my first ship and I can honestly say was the the finest ship in the Navy. To STGCS Bill Rowland, finally got my feces amalgamated. Thanks for all your help ATCS Wendel Dunn USN(RET)
Bennett, GaryEM3Nov 12, 1971 – Oct 10, 1974EngineeringWhat a great ship! I got to meet some wonderful people and see most of the world. Would love to hear from some of the old crew.
Serna, LewisETN2Dec 1971 – Mar 25, 1975OEReported aboard in December of 1971. Met some of the best people I've ever known on the Blakely. Only the good memories are left now. She was a great ship!
McMinn, RodneySM31972 – 1973operations Have alot of memories from the Blakely good and bad.Would like to hear from some of the crew from that time. I was on several cruises including GTMO,Swan Island,West Pac, Viet Nam,etc. If you remember drop an e-mail.
Akers, StephenBMSN1972 – 1974Weapons
Daryl Border, DarylRm31972 – 1977operations
Simpson, DouglasFTGCMar 1, 1972 – Nov 1, 19772ndGreat crew. My favorite tour of sea duty. I served under Captain John Bitoff and had the pleasure of serving under him again during a subsequent tour of duty at FCTCL Dam Neck, VA.
Hamby, BobbyMMJun 1972 – Dec 1972MI was on board for a shot time in 1972, I got off just as she was pulling out for Viet Nam. It was a good ship.
Adams, Jerry profile iconEnsignAug 1, 1972 – Mar 1, 19741st DivisionUrgently looking to contact any shipmate, enlisted or officer, who went to Vietnam on Blakely.
De Bruijn, PieterMM3/MM2Oct 1972 – Jun 1976M Division
Kinser, MikeQM3Nov 1972 – Oct 1974
Kinder, Harold HalTM1Dec 1972 – Feb 1975WEAPONS
Kinder, Harold HalTM1Dec 1972 – Feb 1977WEAPONS
Emerson, GaryBMSNDec 1, 1972 – Apr 2, 19751st Division WeaponsSome good times, but not the Capt's Mast resulting in 250 days restriction to the ship and the crap that went with it. AND, missed all the good liberty on that WestPac. Now retired county detective - 31yrs. SWEET!!!
Schwab, DanBTFNDec 31, 1972 – Oct 30, 1974B divisionRetired and enjoying it. I am amazed with the impact the time I spent in the Navy had on my life. Didn't know at the time what a life changing decision I had made when I was 18.

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