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USS Orion (AS 18) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Orion (AS 18). 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 1096 crew members registered for the USS Orion (AS 18).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1952 | 1953 – 1960 | 1961 – 1963 | 1964 – 1966 | 1967 – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Miller, DavidTM11970 – 1975Weapons & TWR2
Isbill, MichaelE41970 – 1972Supply - Laundry & Ship StoreGreat times. Would like to hear from some of the guys I worked with.
Marze, CharlieEM21970 – 1973EngineeringEnjoyed my time on the Orion. Would like to hear from anyone who served with me.
Crumpton, DannyE-51970 –BoilerI enjoyed my time on this great ship. I learned and experienced alot while on board.
Fleckenstein, PeterDp 31970 – 1972ADP
Gabriel, GeorgeEM31970 – 1971E Division
Stasko, JohnFN1970 – 1971Carpenter Shop
Lemlyn, Hubert (Butch)SK31970 – 1971Supply
Woldberg, Carl profile iconDS1Jan 1, 1970 – Mar 20, 1974ADPRepaired, operated, and programmed the AN/UYK-5 data processing system. Designed and programmed the shipboard "Equipment Calibration" system. Very much enjoyed my time on the Orion.
Broshofske, KennySF2 [E5]Feb 1970 – Aug 1972Damage Control
Filoon, BobSK3Feb 1970 – Nov 1973S-1It was a great time in my life with good friends. I currently live in Atlantic City, N.J.
Coates, JimETR2May 5, 1970 – Aug 7, 1977R4Spent my entire time on the Orion. On board both in Norfolk and Charleston. Looking for those who worked with me.
Behrent, CharlieIM-2Jun 1970 – Oct 20, 1972R-2Transferred from the HW Gilmore in '70. Worked in the Instrument Shop and Repair Office.
Campbell, BillSK2Jul 1970 – Feb 1972supplyWas Leading Petty Officer of S-1 division
Johnson, GarySn 2/ HTSep 9, 1970 – Sep 9, 1974RepairMany good times,I will never forget Pat Waddel jumping overboard to go swiming,on our way to Cuba for training,Pat was locked up for a couple days if I remember right.
Gray, JohnBMSNNov 5, 1970 – Oct 20, 19722nd Div. Deckhow are all of you doing? Hope all is well!!Anyone hear from Harry Smith or Virgil Crowe? They were in 2nd Div. also. Well all I got to say is God Bless all of our Sailors and Soldiers and God Bless us Vets!! Thanx!
Compton, Wes-boats-bos'NBm1,BMC,WO-1Nov 12, 1970 – Jul 15, 19751st-2nd-1st LT. AdminReported on board at NWS North Chas. on her arrival from Norfolk. A great bunch of professional sailors in Deck Dept. and at all levels of the COC. Great CO's/XO's. I would like to go back in time and do it all again.
Baker, Joseph (Bob)BM2Nov 27, 1970 – Oct 25, 19722nd
Jim, StewartDS2Dec 15, 1970 – 1974ADP
Bellmyer, JohnHM31971 – 1973sick bayHad a good time aboard the ship. Went to Ft. Lauderdale once and most of the rest of the time in dry dock in Charleston, S.C. Any other hospital corpsmen out there?
Bellmyer, John1971 – 1972
Jorgenson, RobertSK21971 – 1972
Frost, Bill / FrostyCS31971 – 1973suppyFlorida a few times--Gitmo--Jamaica- dry dock Charleston. Great fun --love to do it again!!!
Kelley, LarryE-5 (Radioman)1971 – 1973CommunicationsI had a great time during my tour and would like to visit the ship again, it it's still around.
Cline, TerryLeutenant, J.G.1971 – 1973Supply CorpsLooking for anyone I served with. Especially wondering what happened to the XO, O'brien.
Hanson, GregETR2SS1971 – 1971SUBRON4 EngineeringI am trying to locate the men from the USS Orion's deck department who sand blasted the steel covers for the pier 4 service connections in 1971. Please contact me gregoryjhanson@gmail.com
Smith, WayneEM31971 – 1973E divisionHad a great experience on board and while stationed in Charleston. Good friends like Charlie Marze and Larry Gilbert. Getting too old to remember everyones names now. Good times in Ft. Lauderdale also .
Tyler, TerryPC31971 – 1975X
Sherrill, EdFTG3 (Guns)1971 – 1972Fire Control
Deal, WaltTM1(SS)Jan 1971 – Aug 1975Weapons W-1LPO-SLJPO
Parker, LynneTM2Jan 1971 – Mar 1973WeaponsWeapons Division Supply Petty Officer
Currier, JonSK3Jan 7, 1971 – Jan 3, 1973SupplyServed in general supply, supply office, and SUBSAT
Fisher, StevenEnJan 10, 1971 – Nov 5, 1971Engine roomJust looking for old shipmates. Give me a holler.
Shireman, GaryTM3Mar 1, 1971 – Dec 8, 1972W1On board in Charleston SC
Tyler, MikeBM2Mar 5, 1971 – Jun 2, 1977
Holland, John profile iconDP2Mar 7, 1971 – Aug 16, 1974ADPLooking back on my experience I won't trade it for anything.
Holland, JohnDP2Mar 15, 1971 – Aug 16, 1974ADPA lot of my old ship mates are on Facebook. Thought I'd enter some information here to see if I can find more.
Kelley, David (Seaman Skate)DM3Apr 1971 – Feb 2, 1972X division I think The Divers, Photographers & draftsmenOur drafting shop was under the helo deck at the top level aft. I was put in charge of the drafting shop...boy was that a mistake! We were next to the Photography shop.
Tuttle, StevenIC3Apr 1971 – Dec 1971RepairCalibrated meters in IC shop until I crashed my Harley and ended up in the hospital.
Davis, StephenEM2Apr 11, 1971 – Dec 31, 1973ElectricalCame to the Orion as a FN. My only real experience was as a small boat EM. As it turns out I had some valuable skills because I had more experience with them than any of the existing members of the electrical division.
Griffin, GaryML3Jul 7, 1971 – Nov 1, 1974Had a great time, Would like to see everone again
Bennett, WarrenEM3/EM2Aug 1971 – Aug 1975E/TWR This was my first permanent ship. I learned a lot and the TWR was a real cross-rate experience. I retired as an EMCS IN 1995 to the hills of Virginia.
Day, JackOM3Aug 3, 1971 – Nov 27, 1974Optical Shop
Sporney, JoeBM3Sep 1971 – Dec 19732ndCrane operator; captains driver 1973; In Charge of clean up crew for Pier November; played on slow pitch softball team when they won '73 Charleston championship and played on ships football when Charleston champs in '72
Holinsworth, JohnEN2Sep 8, 1971 – Dec 29, 1972Repair Shop 38
Chappell, GarySeamanSep 9, 1971 – Sep 20, 19721st Division
Smith, FrankE2-E5Sep 10, 1971 – Feb 10, 1977M Div.This was my first command.From mess cook in 1st class mess to boilerroom and finally aft eng rm.Couldn't have picked A better one.ENC(SW) Retired.
Craig, RogerEN3Oct 1971 – Mar 1975forward engines
Helmer, HansE3Oct 1971 – Jul 1972Boatswains MateGreat ship to serve on.
McCurdy, JimRM2Oct 31, 1971 – Dec 1, 1974CRAlways looking for old navy buddies... Orion was my first duty station. Went on to make a career of the navy and retired in 92. BMC Compton was one of the leaders and a fine chief and an inspiration.
Kenney, JimDP3Nov 1971 – May 15, 1975Data ProcessingI sure did hate mess cooking
Ohlsson, RogerML3Nov 15, 1971 – Mar 12, 1973R-2Worked in the foundry and did Yeoman's duties in R-2 Division office.
Dickinson, DavidSK2Dec 28, 1971 – May 14, 1975SUPPLYIT WAS 3 1/2 OF THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE. I SPEND MOST OF MY TIME AS A STOREKEEPER WORKING IN THE REPAIR OFFICE. I HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF BEING IN FLA. AND GITMO.

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