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USS Iowa (BB 61) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Iowa (BB 61). 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 490 crew members registered for the USS Iowa (BB 61).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1943 | 1944 – 1951 | 1952 – 1957 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – now

Scharer, MarkHTFN1984 – 1986R-
Joyner, Raymond W.HM31984 – Jun 30, 1986HOSPITAL CORPSMAN(SICKBAY)
Fetchko, MarkSM21984 – 1988OS
Munoz, FrankFrank Munoz1984 –5th
Collette, ThomasBM31984 –5th BoatOnly did 4 years in the navy. Currently married and living In Ga. as a self employed painter.
Garr, JeffMR31984 – 1986Repair
White, TomAG31984 – 1986OA
Scott, WayneE3/MS1984 – 1986S2
Heisler, JeffreyYN21984 – 19861st DivisionWhen I first reported aboard the USS Iowa, I was assigned to 1st Division in the Deck Department. I have very fond memories of learning basic deck seamanship, although I knew I wanted to learn other things beyond that.
Mims, HerbertBT3Jan 1984 – Oct 27, 1987Plank Owner, BoilerLove to feel all that horsepower at my fingertips !!!!!!!!!
Alferos, LorenzoE-3Jan 1984 – Oct 1986Division 4 ReplenishmentMiss the good ole ship and the crew members of 4th division.
Richmond, S.w . SA to BM2Jan 1, 1984 – Jul 1, 19871st DivUSS Iowa was my first ship. I was on six more after her and NOT one could come near what is was like to be apart of the Iowa crew,Great ship and Great tour nothing but the BEST. Plank Owner !
Edwards, Marcusrm3Jan 1, 1984 – Jan 1, 1986radio
Frost, JackQM3Jan 1, 1984 – Jan 31, 19885th Division/NAVReported aboard in Pascagoula after boot camp in Jan 1984, completed Pre-Com and Anchors Aweigh, striked QM and made QM3 in 1987. Spent 2 years general billet in NCO/RTC/NROU then transferred to NSGA NORTHWEST as a CTR2!
Rolph, SteveLTJGJan 3, 1984 – Aug 31, 1986S-3 / S-5I'm proud to have been a battleship sailor. I'm currently the Membership Recruiting Chairman for the USS IOWA Veteran's Association. We're looking for 80's crew members to join! Check out the website at
Martin, TadGM1 RETIREDJan 3, 1984 – Sep 10, 1990G-3I am always proud to tell people that I was a Battleship Sailor, and a 16" 50 cal Gunners Mate. I was stationed on her from 1984-1986, and again from 1988-1990. I will never forget our fallen shipmates.
Dehning, Ronald BlairSH3Jan 6, 1984 – Mar 28, 1989S3Ive always been proud, to be part of the best sailors in the entire Navy.
Morrison, DarrenPC3Jan 10, 1984 – May 15, 1987ADMIN I arriver aboard IOWA as a18yr old knowing nothing but left with a new out look on life. some of best people and friends i will and ever met.BEST COMMAND EVERY.
Fast, JonathanL/CPLJan 13, 1984 – Apr 26, 1985MarDetI was part of a small group of Marines that reported before the recommissioning. We were assigned to the Navy 5"/ 38 gun school along with the Navy G-4 Division. I would have stayed 20 years if they would have let me. Great duty!
Larson, ToddHM3Jan 15, 1984 – Nov 30, 1985H-DivisionI have very fond memories of serving onboard this fine ship.
Grieser, KevinOS1Jan 27, 1984 – Feb 20, 1987OI
Gatton, JamesCSCSFeb 1984 – Jun 1987S-2Awesome memories I have of my time on this Ship!!
Waters, James P.DM3Feb 1984 – Oct 19841st Div, X-Div.Very Honored to know and serve with such a Great Plank Owner Crew...especially Capt. Gnecko, and Capt. Cherneski, but most notably Bob Allen, Tom Hargraves, and Lou McCaslin. I would love to get back in touch with them.
Ashley, DonaldFC2(SW)Feb 1984 – May 1986FA
Hubka, DavidSgtFeb 10, 1984 – Apr 28, 1986MARDETBest ship I had ever served on. I miss her.
Dugan, DanGMGSNFeb 23, 1984 – Apr 5, 1987Weapons Dept / G3 DivWould Like To Hear from Jeff Beanblossom GMG2, Walt Reynolds BM3. Good Times Were Had.
Steve, AdkinsSNFeb 25, 1984 – Oct 26, 19866th Division
Gross, AlanFC2Feb 27, 1984 – Feb 27, 1986
Allen, RobertGMG2(SW)Mar 1984 – Aug 1985G-3
Evans, CarlBM2 (SW)Mar 1984 – Mar 19884thBest time of my life alot of Unreps and then flight deck divison Rig Captain and LSE great FAMILY
Reppert, BryanCorporalMar 1984 – Mar 1986Marine Detachment
Henry, DavidBM 2 SWMar 8, 1984 – Jul 4, 19862ND DIV. BOAT CREWPLANKOWNER USS IOWA BB-61, 04-28-1984, I started out as SN, in 2nd. Div. And ended up in 5th.div. Former Shipmates, All years, Check out my new Website: Visit the New Virtual Home of USS IOWA BB-61,
Vanmaele, MikeMM3Mar 13, 1984 – Mar 13, 1987EMO4Best Ship in the Fleet
Price, Edward H profile iconms2 (sw)Mar 21, 1984 – Sep 21, 1987supplywhat an honor to be a handpicked plank owner..A great command,
Bradley, DavidMM2Mar 24, 1984 – Dec 28, 1988MANYBODY OUT THERE, LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Snyder, FrankGMGCMar 30, 1984 – Oct 17, 1988My husband was recalled to active duty from Fleet Reserves to help in the recommissioning of the Iowa in 1984. I lost my husband to cancer in December, 2005.
York, LynnBT1Apr 1984 – Jul 1985Boiler
Mosley, CharlesE1Apr 1984 – Oct 19863rd DivisionInteresting experience
Umpierre, KenFC3Apr 1984 – Jun 23, 1987FMThe "pig" was a very good ship to serve on. Fast, sleek, powerful and pulled into every port she could fit in. Plenty of chickenshit rules but overall a very sweet ship.
Mathews, MarkETC(SW)Apr 1984 – Sep 1987OE
Guerriero, JamesBm3Apr 1, 1984 – Jul 20, 19855thWow alot of Crazy things, I remember being in the whale boat and looking over the side when a shark was finning by. the ship started to carvitate then go astern the XO came running down the stb side shooting his pearl handle 45 at the shark
Califano, CarmineHt3swApr 9, 1984 – Aug 22, 1986RepairA real blast! Nothing compared to the absolute honor and exhilirating experience to be a part of this awesome crew from boot camp school to battleship. Never wanted to leave my wife did lol so I did SMH so then I cry😭
McDivitt, BoatsBMCSApr 16, 1984 – May 16, 19861stlooking for LT. Jeffries and Ens Graves
McDivitt, RickyBM1Apr 16, 1984 – May 30, 19861st DivLooking for Lt. Jeffries 1st Div Officer and Ens, Graves
Hankins, GregoryYN2(sw)Apr 28, 1984 – Jul 10, 1986Deck Admin/Capt's Off
Simmons, RodSEAMANMay 1984 – Jun 19855th/X-3Wow! First ship right out of boot camp! What a great crew and fabulous time onboard!
Seals, RobertL/CPLMay 1, 1984 – Aug 1, 1986Mar Det
Bryant, John/ JayBT2 SWMay 22, 1984 – Oct 20, 1989 Oil Lab Master-At-Arms
Jennings, PatGunners Mate Guns 2nd classJun 30, 1984 – Jun 1, 1987G-2 Division Pre-Commissioning crew and I left in June 1987.
Liberatore, John profile iconE4Aug 11, 1984 – Nov 11, 1993BDivisionLooking for Pictures and records of USS IOWA, and USS INDEPENDENCE. Does anyone have any or know how to get them?
Singletary, DavidHT3Aug 15, 1984 – Aug 17, 1986Snipes RuleVery proud to have served on this beautiful and powerful ship.
Cruz, Angelboiler tech 3rd classAug 15, 1984 – Jun 1987B DIVISIONProudly became part of an elite hand picked crew to represent the United States Navy. There I can say that it was the beginning of a wonderful career as an Electrician and the man I am today as the father and family man
Hillgen, ThomasBM3Sep 1984 – Jun 1986deck 2 divisionas member of d-2 I was turret 2 hoist op.for two years along with the rest of my buds in 2nd div. april 19, 1989 was a sad day. always in my thoughts prays! plank owner Hey dave you left me out
Ellenburg, Donald profile iconDC2Oct 1984 – 1988R divisionbest group to work with an worlds best shipmates , Jerry Thayer, David Fox to name just a couple, enjoyed the fireparty an duty section but miss being at sea
Chapman Jr, Kenneth profile iconLTOct 1984 – May 1986MMain Engines Officer
Tarwater, DavidSM2Nov 4, 1984 – Aug 16, 1989OS

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