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USS New Orleans (LPH 11) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS New Orleans (LPH 11). 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 845 crew members registered for the USS New Orleans (LPH 11).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Mead, Kevin B.HT1973 – 1975REPAIRMade wespac to PI and 2 Skylab Recoveries and other memorable things on board became a SHELLBACK DURING WESPAC that was an experiance in it self. would like to hear from r-div or anyone onboard during that time. I am now retired.
Stanphill, GregRM Seaman1973 – 1975CommunicationsI was not a very good sailor; young, dumb and immature!
Volesky, Darrel / SkeeterPH31973 – 1975OAI had a tremendous cruise. Unfortunatly I lost all my valuable Sky Lab photos in Hurricane Katrina (2005). I still see many NASA documentary photos and movies of the Recoveries. Many great friends and memories.
Lapp, ChrisBT31973 – 1974BHi to all, wierd after forty years thinking about all this stuff again.
Clemins, Daniel profile iconMT3/YN2/YN31973 – Apr 27, 1975Admin
Spatholt, JohnEM2Jan 1973 – Nov 1976Fantastic Duty
Albers, RandyCS3 COOKFeb 3, 1973 – Sep 10, 1976S-2Did it all, Apollo/So, Sky Labs, Mine Sweep, Broken Prop, Shellback, Nam Was a galley Cap and jack-o-the dust. Played guitar in the band, Still Playing music in LA area. Miss guys from 5thOhmSwadoHerb (Ed, Mike,Tony,Cleeve) Keep Rockin'
McNally, StephenRM1Mar 1, 1973 – Dec 10, 1974CRTech Control LPO
McLane, RichardSh3Apr 4, 1973 – Aug 16, 1975SupplyNa
King, MaxEM2Apr 7, 1973 – Apr 17, 1976E-divIt was interesting and a lot of work. I worked in the lighting shop, all the way forward on the second deck. I remember some pretty good guys in engineering and particularly E-division. Stacy Twete, Don Higdon, Canfield.
Warren, Blake (Tater)MM2Apr 10, 1973 – Nov 22, 1975M
Warren, "Tater"MM2May 1973 – Nov 22, 1975M
Dierker, CameronASM3May 1, 1973 – Apr 5, 1975aswlike to hear what happend to the guys in combat cargo.
Weimer, Kevinabh3/2May 2, 1973 – Jun 29, 1979v1just looking for abh chief henderson and anderson any my buddys
Sjostrom, Garyabf3May 5, 1973 – Sep 10, 1975v-4Had a great time
Togans, PaulRM3May 12, 1973 – Jun 7, 1974Radio CommunicationsThoroughly enjoy my tour of duty aboard ship during the recovery mission of Skyab 2 and Skylab 3. Hello to RMC Dial and Casey. Shout out to RM3 Hayes and all my other shipmates that I have not been able to contact yet.
Ross, DavidENSIGN/LIEUTENANT JGJun 1973 – Feb 3, 1975AdminI was legal officer on the USS New Orleans from 1973-1975 under captains Carius and Neiger.
Twete, StacyEM2Jun 3, 1973 – Aug 16, 1976ElectricalJR, Higdon, Litzner, Dennis, Max, The Boss, Sanchez , Canfield, Smith, Reichter and Leis. I can't remember all but a damn good bunch of guys...
Shockley, MikeRM3Jul 1973 – Sep 1973RadioTAD from BMU-1 for SkyLab 3 pickup. Great ship, Great crew! It was a privilege to serve on her, so sad to see her go. Regards to RMC Dial. Bravo Zulu New Orleans!
Pytlak, JosephIC1Aug 1973 – Oct 1974E
Lehman, Steve 'Frag'AG3Oct 1973 – Apr 1, 1977OAGreat memories, Made great friends Doug, Willie, Mup, Harry, Peter. I'm still in touch with some of them. Two Westpacs one Skylab and the Apollo/Soyez recovery.
Lane, Lawrence (Larry)ABF3Oct 10, 1973 – Jul 11, 1976V-4Just wanted to say Hi to everyone. I re-enter the Navy in 1989 and now I am an ABFC beleave it or not. Planning on retirering Feb. 06 . If you remember me or would just like to drop a line my e-mail is askthechief2000@yahoo.com. Virginia Beach. Va.
Apley, ChuckPN4Nov 1973 – Jun 1977Adminboy, were the 70's tough. i had to apply both working brain cells to come up with answers to those questions! i know i got my birthday right, though, 'cause that was the end of the ice age!
Fleming, RobertABH3Dec 1973 – Nov 1976Combat Cargo/ Flight DeckGreat times with Pete ,George, TEX and Sarge in Combat Cargo.Then good times with Andy,and Chief Henderson on the flight while I was Fly One PO
McNeil, KevinAC3Dec 29, 1973 – Dec 13, 1976OCHighlight of my Navy Career. Enjoyed Skylab 2, 3 & 4 Recoveries
Blachly, FredSH31974 – 1975S-3I ran the ship's store.
Budeshefsky, JeffreyE6/MA11974 – 1976XIN MY CAREER, SHE WAS THE BEST AT SEA COMMAND I HAD THE PLEASURE OF SERVING. HAD SOME GREAT LIBERTY PORTS, AND GREAT TIMES WITH THE CREW.
Jones, DanaMM11974 – 1975M
Conlon, Joe (Phantom)1ST LT.1974 – 19743rd MAW HMH361flew CH53D remember most crossing equator. Loved my time on the ship.
Karnes, RandyAC21974 – Sep 1975OCCame aboard in Taiwan and departed in Okinawa enjoyed the ride and adventures - now in steel fabrication business - I have now been on 32 cruises but not grey ships
Deguzman, Cesar OrSN1974 – 1979From Deck to S3Line handler during splash down of the Apollo-Soyuz. Great time in Subic & Cebu & Perth. Bar fights w/ Grunts in Singapore. Flew toward Taiwan to evacuate US citIzens but turn back to Subic again. The good old Navy days.
Stutzke, Harry (Steamer Stud)BMC (SW)1974 – 19781st divisionMy first ship, and forty years later I still have fond memories!
Vunderink, CarlMMS 21974 – 1976USNRGreat deck picnics on deck. Smoking on the fantail. Swim call. Spades on the mess deck. Too much fun on leave.
Chenevey, JosephBT3Jan 1974 – Dec 1977B
Magee, TurkeyAN4Jan 1, 1974 – Feb 12, 1975airATT. ALL HANDS: USS NEW ORLEANS was towed out to sea and was sunk of the coast of pearl harbor july 10th 2010 during a sinkex operation conducted by the united states navy,you can view the final moments of the NEW ORLEANS on the web site
Salter, JohnnyRM2Feb 1974 – Mar 1974RadioWas not a permnant crewmember. Came TAD to the New Orleans from the USS Tolovana to augment the Radio Gang for the recovery of the Skylab II astronauts, Carr, Gibson, & Pouge. Really enjoyed the TAD, except for the arrogant news media.
Seti, GarySMSAMar 1974 – Mar 1977cs
Lavake, LaverneRM2Mar 1974 – Sep 1977CommunicationsI have no regrets. It was a period of my life that was full of great friends and great memories.
Burmeister, DanDP3Apr 1974 – Sep 1977S-7Served aboard during the Apollo-Soyus pickup and when the ship "tripped" over the international dateline and broke a blade off the screw.
Rittman, PeterMS2Apr 13, 1974 – May 28, 1978S-2
Aff, JohnPH3May 10, 1974 – May 15, 1976OAIncredible duty, Shellback, so many great times, memories and photos. Never had so much fun or excitement since. Had a lot of great friends to hang with. Been over every inch of that ship, even where I shouldn't be.
Nihiser, DaleRM2May 15, 1974 – Aug 7, 1977CommunicationsFondly remember marine officers kicking us out of our private quarters across from the radio-shack only to be kicked out by our CO a few days later. Heh heh heh pesky marines.
Gittings, RonAC2Aug 1974 – Oct 1975OClast part of westpac 74...first part of westpac 75 appolo-soyeuz and san diego in between. went on to a brief time with the FAA..fired in the PATCO strike of 1981. college professor since 1987. What a ride!
Jones, RobertAMS3Sep 28, 1974 – Oct 15, 1975combat cargooh, Olongapo!!!!!!!
Dutton, Jr, Joseph H / JodyABH-3Oct 1974 – Nov 8, 1978V-1 & V-3Had many great times and some great friends while on board for 4 years. Wish I could do it again.
Wagner, SteveDK3Oct 1974 – Dec 1976SupplyLost contact with everyone toured the US in 2007 looked for Bob Summers, if you know him email steve65gt@gmail.com Hi Chuck Apley
Preston, NormMM3Oct 1974 – May 8, 1978M Div and A gangI started out in the engineroom. and transfered to A div.. Had a lot of good times and experiences onboard. I hung out with the HT's a lot. Greg Mays, contact me. Or anybody that knows where to find him.
Drozd, Andrew (Andy)E-4Oct 5, 1974 – Oct 15, 1975DECKREMEMBER THE WEST PAC AND THE APOLLO SOYUZ SPACE PICKUP AND THE TIME WE DID THE VERT REP AT SEA AND ALMOST WAS SUNK BY THE CHINESE MERCHANT SHIP, ONLY HAD 34 DAYS LEFT. EO DID A GREAT JOB GETTING US OUT OF THAT JAM.
Preston, NormanMM3Nov 1974 – May 8, 1978M and A-GangHello to anybody serving aboard at the same time. Would like an e-mail from anybody that knew me then. I hung around the HT's the most. Hey Greg Mays, if you read this write me. I have a lot of good memories from being on board.
Taylor, Billy JackBT 2Dec 8, 1974 – Jul 17, 1979B
Giddens, JamesPC3Dec 17, 1974 – Nov 7, 1977ADMINhad the pleasure of knowing and working with PC3 Dave Young and PC2 Billy Gardner also with PC1 Larry Stout. It's been along time and would go it all over again, miss you guys.

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