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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
Allen, DavidFTG11973 – 19752ndGreat ship. Earned battle E with Chief Doug Simpson.
McAlpin, DannyPC3Feb 15, 1973 – Apr 20, 1975Admin1st ship. Lot's of good memories, esp the '74 Med Cruise.
Osburn, Richard "ozzie"BTCMApr 1973 – Oct 1976Eng. BBlakely was my 6th and last Destroyer Escort. Served in DE 1006; DE 1022; AGDE 1; DEG 4; DE 1068. Retired in Oct. '76. Good ships, good crews, and good friends. Also served on CVA. 60. Good ship too, but too much underway time.
McCullough, JerrySM3Sep 1973 – 1975OCHad a blast came aboard during the re fit at Charleston shipyard met many that I will remember forever. And one lifelong friend Roy Gelwicks in OC div we still visit regularly although 480 miles apart.
Paschal, DonaldEM3Sep 1973 – Jan 1974E Division
Johnson, SteveOct 15, 1973 – Aug 21, 1976Deck & PersonnelUSS Blakely was a good crew to be with and I'll never forget the life lessons I picked up onboard.
Steinberg, RobertEMFNNov 25, 1973 – Jan 28, 1976EngineeringI'm looking for some of the shipmates I served with and lets get together at some point.
Empie, RamonBTFN1974 – 1976EngineeringHad a lot of problems in the Navy, but I always look back with fond memories of the guys I did time with.
Akers, StephenE31974 – 1974Weapons
Holbrook, DarrylBTFA1974 – 1976
Morris, JamesRD-3Mar 1974 – Aug 15, 1975OperationsLot's of good memories learned an awful lot & grew up a lot. My fellow crew mates are unforgetable. Lot's of drinking & other things great times.
Irwin, KeithOS3Apr 1974 – Sep 1977OI
Glados, BernieENFNApr 1974 – Apr 1976A-GANGMade a lot of good friends and had an excellent time on the Med Cruise
Cotton, GaryICFNMay 1, 1974 – Jan 3, 1976R divisionMy first ship. Came aboard prior to the 74 Med cruise and left during the ROH. Was transferred to the USS DuPont (DD 941) who just completing an ROH in the Portsmouth Naval Shipyards.
Cotton, GaryICFNMay 24, 1974 – Jan 10, 1976RFirst ship - she was a good one
Oralls, ChuckHT 3Sep 1974 – Aug 7, 1978engieering i am proud to have served with everyone on board i am thankful to have known you all.
Sullivan, Wesley (Sully)QMSNOct 31, 1974 – Jul 8, 1976NavigationAlmost every day I think of something experienced during my time of service aboard the Blakely. I would not trade that time for a million dollars. Thanks, guys!
Snyder, RayGMG31975 – 1979WeaponsThe time of my life
Johnson, David/ Possumstgsn1975 – 1979weapons/ sonar
Davidson, BrianETN2Jan 1975 – Jan 1977OEWent through Blakely's first major overhaul at Chas'n Shipyards. Also showed the flag throughout the Carribean during the 1976 Bicentennial.
Howland, Jim "Jim Bob"STG3Apr 1975 – Oct 1976Weps/SonarMy first ship. I cut my teeth on this lady. Great crew and excellent sonar gang. Fair winds, my friends.
Biggs, WalkerMM2May 1975 – Sep 1976MYards in Charleston in 75. Good times with great shipmates. Left due to surgery in 76.
Roberts, Martin / MartyE-2Aug 29, 1975 – Nov 24, 1976Boiler TechThe ship was great.I experienced wonderful things aboard this ship. Being a crew member aboard this made a man of a young boy.
Zimmerman, JerryEM1Jan 16, 1976 – May 10, 1979EMy first ship and she was a good one. Out of the shipyard we went to Gitmo and Two Med cruises. I was assigned to her again in 1992 as a reservist. She was in mothballs at that time.
Czajka, Charles (Chuck)PC-2Mar 15, 1976 – Oct 28, 1978Operations28 years later, I feel the same but I kow I am getting older. The memories that I have of those years can never be repalced. I served my country and am proud of that fact. To all my shipmates that served with me....I miss you and hope your lives
Hendrix, Mark (Spanky)STG2Jun 1976 – May 19793rd
Bashline, TerrillBTCAug 1976 – Mar 13, 1978B DivisionBTC in charge of the fireroom and B Division. Retired from the USN onboard 13 Mar. 1978
McKenzie, MichaelFTM-2Aug 1976 – Oct 28, 1979Weapons DivMining Engineer, projects ranging from Prudoe Bay to Patagonia Searching for too long absent shipmate: FTG3 Charles Wright, a.k.a Georgia Bulldog Ahoy LtJg Henry!! Glad to see you're doing well! ;-)
Peterson, CurtBt21977 – 1980B
Leonard, EricEM2Feb 1977 – Mar 1979RLucky enough to work for Chief MacKinnish. Med criuses and Cape Hatterus in winter can make you appreciate those Isle of Palms week-ends
Knapp, LarryHT2Apr 9, 1977 – Oct 5, 1980RThere are two catagories of people in our country; there are Citizens and Passengers. Those who serve are twice the Citizen. God Bless the USA.
Staggs, Jodie (Sauce) (jb)BT1May 1977 – Jun 1988BHey did two tours on her. Talked to Bubba the other day also Johnny Boy. Had alot of good times with both crews. Would like to hear from more people. Tom,Mark,Dave,Joey and Elf.
McSpadden, Kenneth profile iconSTG2May 1977 – Feb 19793rdWho would have thought that my tour on the BLAKELY was the beginning of a 20-year career. Starting as a white hat STG3 and retiring as a LT LDO Electronic Material Officer in 1996 off USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN CG 57.
Helip, BrianE1Jul 12, 1977 – Dec 8, 1978weapons departmentGood day, wasn't on the ship long and just talked to. Radio man that is also a plank holder. The shipmate told me that all shipmates had passed on due too either car accidents or cancer. Tell me it's not so. Just updated
Justin, ChrisBT3Aug 1977 – Feb 1979BLiked my first ship better (USS LaSalle AGF-3).Lots of good memories of my buddies though; Dave Golemba,Tom Nosek,Jody Staggs,Mondo Jaramillo,Joey Branley. I'm sure I'm forgetting a few...I hope you guys are all well and healthy!
Gunter, JoeyMM3Aug 1977 – Nov 1979MLots of good memories, some which are really out there, still talk to a few of the guys. Proud to have served, God bless America!
Lipka, ChesterMMCAug 1, 1977 – Jul 15, 1982M
Packard, Arthur profile iconSTG11978 – 19793rd
Klaers, John (J.d.)HT2Apr 1978 – Apr 1980DC
Klaers, JohnHT2Jun 1978 – Apr 16, 1980Damage ControlI don't want my E-mail address posted on a web site, it's the best way to get spammed to death. If you would like to get in touch with me, I'd like to hear from you. Call 407-647-2721. The one I gave here basically gets ignored, but you can
Runnels, BillOS3Jul 28, 1978 – Jan 24, 1982OIAn outstanding crew when I served aboard her
Little, RichFTG3Aug 10, 1978 – Aug 13, 1982secound div i thinkgreat crew and alot of fun
Coban, MichaelOS3Sep 1, 1978 – Sep 1, 1980Operations

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