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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 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Luera, Juan J. (Aka - Ponch )MM 31985 – 1989Engineering - #2 Engine Room#2 Engine Rom rocked! GOOD TIMES! It was an honor serving with all you guys.
Bagby, JohnRM1(SW)1985 – 1989OCOne of the best commands and crew I have ever worked with. Not a day goes by that I don't think about my time onboard, and about the shipmates we lost.
Peterson, Michael Pistol PeteBM 21985 – 19871 stI enjoyed my time aboard the Iowa. Between the Batlic cruise, Liberty week in NY. What better President Regan, the Beach Boys. So many great memories and great shipmates.
Moray, MichaelMM31985 – 1989M Engine room 2
Kurtz, WilferdBT2 SWJan 5, 1985 – Apr 8, 1989B
Evans, JamesBM3Feb 13, 1985 – Apr 10, 19874th DivisionAwesome crew and got to see the rest of the world, except that South Pole. Many fond memories of my tour aboard the ship, especially when the Beach Boys / President Reagan were on the fantail for the celebration.
Robinson, Rick / BubbaDC2Mar 1985 – Nov 1989RepairI was aboard the Iowa when Turret 2 exploded. I served as On scene leader in Ward room. Those were some of the best years of my life. Poker in the pipe shop. RIP Iowa 47
Morgan, RodFC3Mar 9, 1985 – Mar 22, 1987Weps
Meldrum, Michael (Muddrum)BT2Mar 12, 1985 – Mar 25, 1990EB04/Oil Lab/Gage CalI hope to see you all at the Reunion in Sept.
Seed, TedEN1(SW)Mar 26, 1985 – Oct 11, 1990A-GANGNot to bad there, ret. from the USN 7/12/2000 with 22 years ENC(SW). Now living in San Diego,ca with a big IOWA ClASS sticker on my tail gate..
Rementer, Anthony / TonyFC3Apr 1985 – May 1988FMAft Plot, Forward Plot, Spot 1,2 worked em all at one time or another
Gustafson, Mark "gus"MM3May 1985 – Mar 24, 1989MI'm proud to have been a battleship sailor. i'm currently the 1st VP and editor of the USS IOWA Veteran's Association. Check out the website at ussiowa.org.
Chambers, DaveYN1(SW)/YNC(SW)/ENSMay 1, 1985 – Sep 1, 1988X-1Reported aboard as a YN2. Made YN1(SW), selected as YNC(SW), and commissioned as and LDO Ensign 1 SEP 1988. Turned down promotion to LCDR and retired in 1998.
Allbritton, JohnBM3May 10, 1985 – Dec 17, 19862ndIm proud to have serve on two battleships, NEW JERSEY and the IOWA.
Farrell, DavidLANCE CORPORAL E-3May 11, 1985 – May 16, 1987MARDET
Barger, WayneE-4Jun 5, 1985 – Feb 2, 1988NAVIGATIONHELLO EVERYONE. I HOPE THAT EVERYONE IS WELL
Joseph, JackPN3/PN2(SW)Jun 15, 1985 – May 20, 1987X2
Bankord, Todd profile iconFC2 (SW)Jun 25, 1985 – Jul 14, 1987FAAndrew J Gropp where are you
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Judd, MarkHT1(SW)Jun 26, 1985 – Mar 17, 1988good ship. ret. usn 4/10/1999 HTCS(SW) with 22 years. Now in Reno,Nevada as of 7/28/2003
Floerke, GregGMGSNJul 1985 – Jul 1986WeaponsI remember Crook, how we had to do temp duty in Philly and then on the way to ship we had to make an emergency landing in Madrid.
Faulk, LarryE5/BM2Jul 7, 1985 – Oct 1, 19904th DivThe Iowa was the best duty station I had in my 20 year career
Hawes, SteveBM2Jul 15, 1985 – Apr 2, 19891ST & 2NDProudly served 3 yrs. & 9 months. accom. ladder, anchor detail, unrep detail, underway watch, turret 2 projectile hoist operator, mount 52 magazine captain. Master of holy stoning, painting, steering shining bright work. Heres to Iowa 47.
Jerome, EdwardIOWASep 1, 1985 – Apr 1, 1990a-gangTHAT WAS THE BIG BANG THEORY.HOPE EERYBODY IS GOOD
Jerome, EdwardIOWASep 1, 1985 – May 11, 1990A-Ganggood boat.nothing else like her or will ever be.
Marquis, Davidbt2Sep 5, 1985 – Sep 4, 1990b divisioni served 7 yrs onboard uss iowa,i was very proud to serve on her ,we lost 47 souls that i will never forget,i worked in the oil lab,in charge of all fuel operations
Reid, Michaelbm2Sep 6, 1985 – May 25, 1989master-at arms
Laliberte, MikeE-3Sep 9, 1985 – Sep 9, 1989Div 2, Div 4
Kubelt, RichardGMG3Sep 15, 1985 – Sep 15, 1988G-1 Div.
Poitras, PaulPN2Oct 1985 – Apr 1986ADMIN/PERS
Harris, Rodney profile iconGMG3Oct 1985 – Oct 1989G-4Mount Capt of 5"38 Gun Mount 53. On board when ship exploded,lost friends I'll never forget. Loved playing b-ball (I was best point guard) and Tunk (cards) afterhours. Bros we laughed & cried together-GOD BLESS SHIPMATES
Rider, JohnQM3Nov 1985 – Jun 19891st Div & NavigationMiss the crew and the ship. Deck was a great time plus Nav Team was a blast too.
Garlitz, JoeMM2Nov 1985 – May 1989A-Gang
Bailey, JackPN1(SW)Nov 6, 1985 – Jan 1989X-2As I write my sermon for Memorial Day, I was inspired to write about the massive armor that protected us from outside, yet despite that heavy armor we weren't protected from the inside. Adorn the Armor of God!
Kral, ThomasOS2(SW)Nov 10, 1985 – Jun 10, 1990OII loved my time in the Navy. Best ship ever!
Drowns, MikeE3Dec 1985 – Aug 19892nd, BoatLoved serving on board lots of memories.
Johnson, JamesE3Dec 1985 – Apr 1988DentalWould be good to hear from former shipmates from dental and medical depts. GO NAVY
Cremeans, JoemssnDec 1985 – Apr 1988S-2USS Iowa was and still is the best ship ever in the Navy! Learned a lot and had some the best times with Liberty we had in all the many places we went to. I would do it all over if I could!
Kovacs, AndreMR 3Dec 27, 1985 – Apr 9, 1988A DIVISIONWHERE IS CHIEF SMITH? (SMITTY) He was machine shop boss.
McGuire, KeyBT31986 – 1989BWondering whatever happened to the nerds of #4 fireroom.
Daniels, LarryGMG21986 – Jun 16, 1990G-4 Small Arms and 5"38 Gun MountsI was the mount captain and in charge of mount 54 portside. I was on the ship at the time of the explosion. Five of my best friends were killed in the explosion, including my best friend, John Rodney Young.
Keebler, KellyMM-31986 – 1989Engine Room #2Enjoyed every minute aboard the USS IOWA, Capt. Mosally, you are my hero, God Bless
Valdez, RomuloBT31986 – 1989B-Div
Bower, Jeffreygmg21986 – 1986weapons
Brod, Davidsh21986 – 1986ships serviceman sh2Was discharged after ships Dr examined me my eyes were not responsive
Wilber, TimHT 21986 – Jun 23, 1990R-DIVWas aboard during Turret 2 explosion a day that should of never happened. It took a well trained crew to save that ship that day im very proud to have served with everyone of those sailors that day
West, Kenneth/ KenFC2 (SW)Jan 1986 – Feb 1991FAI only served 11 years in US Navy, but that was long enough to know that I served on the best ship (USS Iowa) and the best crew ever while on board Iowa.
Richard, BaldwinE5Jan 1, 1986 – Sep 5, 1989X1i would like to hear from you guys its been along time i was in deck 6th division before working in the post office...my email is baghdadrichie@yahoo.com
Marshall, DerwinBM 3Jan 3, 1986 – Sep 19892nd/5thLoved my time there.Would'nt trade the experience for anything.Much love and memories for my fallen shipmates.
Leff, KenET1(SW) (ETC(SW) RET)Feb 1986 – Apr 1988Repair
Beshear, DavidEM2Feb 10, 1986 – Dec 6, 1988E-DIVISIONBEEN SUCH LONG TIME,DONT REMEMBER ALOT OF ALOT OF GUYS ON BOARD. GREAT DUTY STATION BEST OF MY 2 SHIPS
Bruce, KeithGMG3 (SW)Feb 18, 1986 – 1989G-4Hello, To all my brothers that were part of G-4 Division, and the crew of the USS Iowa BB-61. God Bless you and I hope that all of you are doing well. I pray that you know Christ Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
Calero, JorgeSH3Mar 1986 – Oct 1989S-3All is going well look forward to talking to old friends
Boxwell, JayHM3Mar 1986 – Mar 1989H - MedicalGreatest Ship I served on.... Best Shipmates in the NAVY!!
Singleton, Lawrence / SingMM3Mar 3, 1986 – Oct 20, 1989M / #4 Engine RoomSeeing this site brings back many memories, I hope to talk to old friends some day.
Bronson, CharlesMM3Apr 1986 – Oct 7, 1988A GANGhey Guys, Charles Bronson From A- gang division miss you guys from the gang so much. I had got an early out a couple a months before the explosion. My heart goes out to the fallen sailors. if you remember me email me.
Tooke, RoddE-4Apr 13, 1986 – May 14, 1989supplyIm trying to locate a few friends that I met in the military. these guys are friends and I would like to catch up with them to see how they are living there lives today. one of the guys name is Stanley Clark and the othe
Courson, KennethIC 3Apr 16, 1986 – May 10, 1988- division_Any body that was elctricians or Ic Shops, Richard cleveland, brain chumeta, henry dixon, ron chapman, scout cockburn A big shot out to all my old friends.
McGhee, MarkMM3Apr 30, 1986 – Sep 13, 1989M- Division
Combs, FrankBT3May 1, 1986 – Aug 11, 1986
Starkel, LeeBT3May 1, 1986 – Jan 5, 1990B#2 fire room rules. Miss you guys!
Workman, TommyBM3Jun 5, 1986 – May 6, 19891stServed with pride.
Zeringue, Charles (Manny)BT2Jun 6, 1986 – Oct 10, 1988B
Hyatt, AndrewIC 3Jun 13, 1986 – Jun 26, 1987EIt was a great year on board the Iowa. Proud to be in New York for Centenial of Liberty, in Eurpoe for first time since WW2 and pounding the crap out of the island in West Caribbean. I have my plaque in my office.
Dicus, JosephE3Jun 17, 1986 – Jun 18, 19894Th
Oleary, JohnHM3Jun 20, 1986 – Sep 29, 1988H
Watson, BrianSH3Jul 17, 1986 – Jan 1, 1990S-3What's up "IOWA FAMILY" ! SH1 Watson (Ret. Mar 06) I'm quite sure I've cut most of my shipmates hair and or washed and dry cleaned your uniforms. Mount 51 Right Gun Captain & SSDF! We were a unique family!
Watson, BrianSH3Jul 17, 1986 – Jan 1, 1991S-3IOWA 47/ GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN !!!
Barnes, DarrenBT2Jul 26, 1986 – Mar 23, 1990EBO3Was BTOW of Fireroom No.3 and was the Youngest Petty Officer in the History of the Iowa to Qualify as BTOW. Nice to see this Crew list here :)
Kelly, CarltonSN E-3Aug 1986 – Jan 1988Deck Dept.I left at the tail end of the Persian Gulf deployment. MANY hours spent at GQ stations, First was turret 2, center gun. I was the cradle operator. Later, they switched me to Mount 51, where I was gun capt.
Sweeney, TimPO3/ LI3Aug 21, 1986 – Aug 12, 1990Public AffairsWorked in Printshop
Marrero, IsraelE-1Sep 17, 1986 –BoilerI would like to find shiomates with the last names Medina, Cruz, Maldonado, and Concepcion.
Smith, Rodneyyn3Sep 23, 1986 – Sep 27, 1990admin officeI served during the time of the explosion. I lost some friends (Rodney Johnson, PO2 Helton, and a couple of more buddies. I went to the Iowa as a boy and left as a man. Whatsup Daniels, Washington, Hester, Walker, Ed
Strozier, KarlFC3Oct 1986 – Apr 1988FMI worked in Spot 2 primarily, also worked in Spot 1 for NGFS and was in Turret 2 for several local control shoots with FCCM and FCSA Honig. Iowa was the best of 3 ships I was stationed on.
Snyder, WilliamDK3Oct 17, 1986 – Feb 17, 1990S-4The time served on board went so slow and the time since separating has raced by. I wouldn't trade the Iowa experience for anything.
Meier, MikeGMGsnNov 1986 – Dec 1987G1
Burken, PatrickBT2(sw)Nov 1986 – Apr 1989EB01Many of my best memories in my navy career!
Harris, WillieHT3Nov 1, 1986 – Jul 13, 1989REPAIRTHAT WAS MY FIRST AND BEST SHIP I EVER SERVED ON
CULP, JERRYBT2Nov 1, 1986 – Apr 4, 1988B FIREROOMI SERVED ON BOARD THE USS IOWA DURING DEPLOYMENT TO THE PERSAIN GULF. I WAS ASSIGNED TO EBO1 #1 FIREROOM. B DIVISION. SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL SHIP AND SERVED HER COUNTY WELL. ALL I HAVE NOW IS THE MEMORY OF THE HONOR OF SERVING ON SUCH A GREAT
Moore, MattMM3Nov 4, 1986 – Dec 13, 1988
Hodges, JamesBM3Nov 12, 1986 – Nov 11, 1990Deck
Wilkerson, KevinE3Nov 15, 1986 – Jan 17, 1989 i took great pride in serving on the uss iowa, the shipmates that i met there will always be in my hearts and in my prayers my thoughts go out to those who served the same time i did and to those who lost their lives it was an honor.
Sweeney, TimLI/3Nov 21, 1986 – Aug 21, 19905th,2nd,PAOI worked in 5th div. then went to 2nd. I ended up as a lithographer working in the print shop
Brock, DanGMG2Nov 27, 1986 – Jun 8, 1990G4
Graham, JohnE-3 / BMSNDec 1986 – Aug 19894th"Deck Tech.", Side painter, Line handler, Sail locker (engraving), MT 51 (Rgt. gun capt.) Any old shipmates... please E-mail me.
Graham, JohnBMSNDec 4, 1986 – Aug 4, 1989Deck (4th.To the crew of Turret 2, may you sail in calm seas, my friends.
Shelton, Kelvin profile iconE-4 MM3Dec 7, 1986 – Mar 20, 1990M-Div. Engine room 1 and the Shaft Alleys.
Robinson, ClydeBT3Dec 10, 1986 – Jan 1990B DivisionThe best ship I ever served on it changed my life.
MacKey, PaulBT3Dec 28, 1986 – Jun 16, 1990B

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