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USS New Jersey (BB 62) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS New Jersey (BB 62). 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 465 crew members registered for the USS New Jersey (BB 62).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1956 | 1957 – 1968 | 1969 – 1981 | 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – now

Thomas, TomJO11983 – 1985X-3
Andino, DavidSN1983 – 19851stHello fellow shipmates, looking for past friends to contact. Good memories during my tours of duty. please contact me at
Watts, RandyBM31983 – 19853rd
Black, RickMM11983 – 1988ABEST THAT I HAVE BEEN ON
Ward, DonE-51983 – 19882nd/G-4Had a hard time adjusting to NAVY LIFE at first, Lots of good times in 2nd Div. Finally, Seen the light at the end of the great gun barrel. G4 Div RULED ! Battleship sailors are the best. Big Nasty !
Evans, JamesSN1983 – 19843rd DivisionGreat crew and a memorable tour of duty
Shimko, MarkSH21983 – 1986S3wish i can go back think of all the friends i had and fun miss u all
Cox, StevenPO31983 – 1985weaponsI miss are Gray Lady, Have visited her once after she was Decommed She'e in Camden NJ. Highly recommend going to see her if you can.
Garcia, DavidOS3Jan 4, 1983 – Mar 1985OPS/OI
Wilsford, Regg (Will)PETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASSFeb 1983 – Dec 1985quartermaster
Shaver, DougMM2Feb 18, 1983 – Jul 8, 1985MI was an honor to have served with my ship mates and to having been a part of making history on the Big J
Shaver, DougMM2Mar 3, 1983 – May 10, 1986mI am proud to have served with great bunch of guys on such an historical ship
Craw, BillMACM(SW)Apr 1983 – Jul 1985X4Best tour ever. Great crew and division.
Boyle Jr., David L.GMG3Jul 1983 – Oct 1985G-3
Bugg, Jerrye5Jul 1983 – Oct 1986g3
Johnson, GaryMidshipmanJul 1983 – Jul 1983n/aI was very fortunate to have my summer "cruise" on board the USS New Jersey in 1983. The crew took us middies under their wing and taught us many valuable lessons.
Rankin, JohnE3Aug 3, 1983 – Mar 30, 19841st"Had a great time aboard the New Jersey. Hope to hear from some of you guys like Bowler, Carper, Markowitz, Camacho, and Foley". Remember the Q-Balls?
Monica, RussGMG2Aug 17, 1983 – Jul 5, 1985G-1I may be the one who sent Scully down the 16" barrels. Gun captain on turret one (PETE)
Gordon, ThomasBM3Sep 3, 1983 – Mar 1, 19861st
Addison, RobertE4Sep 7, 1983 – Apr 7, 1987B
Andino, DavidSNSep 13, 1983 – Jun 13, 19851st DivisionSeaman on the USS New Jersey BB-62 from 83-85.. Member of Softball team.
Broughten, ShaneBM2Sep 19, 1983 – Sep 19, 19872nd Division WeaponsWas assigned to 2nd Division/Weapons. Assigned to Turret II left gun both as primmerman and powder hoist operator. Proud to be a Battleship Sailor.
Distefano, FrankSHSNOct 20, 1983 – May 24, 19872ND S-2
Holk, GordonMM2Oct 24, 1983 – Feb 1, 1987M / EMO2Thanks for the ride and all the all the experiences and the people I met.
Beard, ChristopherBM2Oct 28, 1983 – Jul 11, 19862nd DivisionMaster Helmsman, Master Lookout and Rigging Team lead. Great time aboard the "Big J"
Skarsvog, KirkMM2Nov 1983 – Oct 1987MEnjoyed my tour on the Battleship.I teach my children that the freedom we have comes with a price. Thank you to all who serve and defend the United States of America
Nelson, Ericgmg3Nov 1983 – Jul 1987started 3rd ended G-3nothing like chipping paint in 3rd division to relaxing in the turrets after a rough night in thialand send a e-mail if you remember
Scott, JohnBT3Nov 1983 – May 1988BWorked in 3 fire room. Looking for BT shipmates from the 80’s.
Dahlager, MarkE-4Dec 8, 1983 – Jun 17, 1987FMThe best time of my life. Miss my shipmates and hope all is well with all.
Costelli, DavidHn E-3Dec 15, 1983 –MedicalGot aboard the New Jersey to relieve the crew so they could go home for the holidays.
Showells, BrianE-2 TO FC31984 – 19875th/GMI served on 3 ships in the navy, but the best was the biggest BB-62!!! There is no sailor like a battleship sailor!!! Serving on this ship makes all my shipmates who came before me and after me a part of history, that noone can change!!
Post, WilliamE-3 MM1984 – 1985
Palmer, CharlieNC11984 – 1986XGreat ship & topnotch crew at all levels, E-1 thru CO. Favorite port - Hong Kong. Fantastic port & beautiful women. That's why I now live in China.
Valor, MichaelGMG21984 – 1989G2 AND G4Two Years in G-2 Div Served as 16" Turret Layer, and Damage Control (A.K.A. DC Ghost)., Two Years in G-4, 5"38 Mount Captain, Painted Rodger Rabbit on the Mount. 1 Year in the Armory.
Beringer, BobHt31984 – 1987R div
Baldwin, ToddHM1/RET1984 – Jul 1986Medical1982-1986 1988-2004
Zajac, JoeLT1984 – 1988OI DivisionThe peak of my career!
Small, JamesSH21984 – May 1986S-3
Largent, RandyBnsn1984 – 19864thSome of the best years of my life. Miss being behind the helm.
Ramsey, JimE41984 – 1986A Gang Machine ShopBest time of my life hit me up
Richards, JimBm2Jan 1984 – Aug 1986!st
Dozier, DavidGMG2Jan 1984 – Aug 1986G1
Bachelder, JimOS1(sw)Jan 1984 – Feb 1984OII'm a reservist who volunteered to relieve crewmembers during Multinational Peace Keeping Force off the coast of Beirut, Lebanon. Served in lower CIC during 16" shore bombardment.
Krager, EddiePN3Feb 1, 1984 – Apr 15, 1986X=1Best time ever!!!!!
Laduke, JimFC2Mar 1, 1984 – Feb 13, 1988FA
Gutierrez, NickSM3Mar 3, 1984 – Mar 3, 1988OSGreat memories...
Sweet, SteveBTCMMar 17, 1984 – Dec 5, 1984BMET SHIP OFF COAST OF BEIRUT
Underwood, JeffRM2Apr 1984 – Oct 1986OCAwesome ship and awesome crew. I am still friends with a lot of those guys.
Sanchez, HugoE4Apr 14, 1984 – 1988OC RadioMy 1st ship cant complain one hell of a ship, great crew ship always attracted attention made good friends some I still keep in touch from the radio shack , Dawson/ Downtown Brown. BZ..
McCurdy, WilliamMS2May 1984 – Oct 1985S-2Was only on her for a short time but it was a great time and am proud to have been on her.
Dwyer, MichaelMACHINIST MATE 3RD CLASSJun 1984 – Jun 1988Assighned to M division EMO4,It always a pleasure to see a picture of the Big "J". I could not have been on a better ship than her for one term!Fire Power for Freedom!
Plucinski, David Aka-skiSH3Jun 6, 1984 – May 10, 1989S-3what a ship, anyone remember the austrailia tour "rolling thunder in the land down under" what an awesome ship, e-mail me at
Bayne, MarkBm3Jun 6, 1984 – Jun 10, 1985First divisionMark Bayne
Ken, SweetOS1Jul 1984 – Jun 1986OIDitto on Randy Sweets' remarks. The brother serving in Korea was USAF.
Tierney, SteveBM3Jul 3, 1984 – Jun 6, 19881st
Anderson, IanBT3Jul 20, 1984 – Mar 22, 1988B
Davis, JohnLCplAug 1984 – Aug 1986MARDETStill breathing if anyone is looking.
Ferguson, RichardOS1Aug 19, 1984 – Jul 1, 1988OIHeavy Hitter
Ferguson, RichardOS 2Aug 21, 1984 – Jul 1, 1988OINever forget "Heavy Hitter." 9 guns main armament; 20 guns secondary armament, Ready for call for fire." Awesome, totally awesome!
Graves, EricLI-3Sep 1984 – May 1987X-1Had a lot of good times on board the "Big J". Hey Mike dwyer sure would like to get in touch with you.
Chavez, DavidE-5Sep 20, 1984 – Oct 26, 1986Aux
Perez, JerryRM1Sep 20, 1984 – Sep 29, 1986OC DIVIt was a interesting journey.
O'Neill, Kelly "Pk" profile iconHM2(SW)Sep 20, 1984 – Sep 23, 1987H-DivI was the Pharmacy Tech and had a radio show, "PK the Flattop Doc." West-PAC 86 with my buddies, Fred Burgos and Rodney Gravenor, was pretty amazing. Best duty station I had in the Navy. Great serving with you all.
Rankin, Christian "Skateboard"E-4Oct 1984 – 1990S-3I loved the Jersey!!! all my buddies I left behind, me always being in trouble... the soda working parties!!!!! I loved supply!!!! Skateboarding on the nuclear tomahawk decks was the best!!!!!
Rogers, Theodore (Ted)Nov 1984 – May 1987FM (Sixteen Inch Gun Fire Control)Recently visited the ship in NJ. Asked if they had found any time capsules. I showed them the one in the FWD Mk-48. To see all those names again brought back alot of memories. Best expeience of mt Naval career.
Moran, Paulbm2Nov 1984 – Nov 1988first div and sixth divbest crew ever
Ramirez, ArgemiroBt 3Nov 15, 1984 – Jul 18, 1987BOILER TECI'm very proud to serve. my duty in this magnificent ship. I have great memories from it.
Barnes, NileBT3Dec 12, 1984 – May 11, 1988B

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