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USS Nereus (AS 17) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Nereus (AS 17). 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 264 crew members registered for the USS Nereus (AS 17).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1954 | 1955 – 1960 | 1961 – 1964 | 1965 – 1967 | 1968 – now

Koschnick, Alan1955 – 1955Served 1 year then volunteered for destroyer duty
Haas, RayENC Chief Engineman1955 – 1958Engineering
Summers, JohnJan 1955 – Jun 1957boat Cox. deckI spent most of my time in my boat or drinking beer in Mexico.I was 17 yrs. old when I went aboard. Young and stupid. In 1957 I went to Subic Bay for another boat and more shore duty.Then Oakland Calif. mothball fleet,and more shore duty..
Ashton, LarryEM3Mar 1955 – Oct 18, 1957E and R4worked in E Div and later photo lab
Ashton, Lawrence ( Larry)EM3Mar 20, 1955 – Oct 18, 1957
Ealey, Vernon ---- SpookDC3Apr 1955 – Oct 1958R-1Transfered from USS Raton SSR 270...Worked in carp- enter shop. Made alot of great friends. Good food-fresh produce daily. Enjoyed my stay on the Nereus. Hit the beach have a few beers.
La Clair, ClaytonYN3Apr 18, 1955 – Dec 7, 1957SRAs a divison yeoman I gained a lot of experiance. It was the best duty. the crew was great also the officers were great. Lt A.R.Savon WO James d. Manning and WO Andy Devine
Howell, JohnDC 3Dec 4, 1955 – Sep 2, 1957R 1
Anderson, Raymond ISA1956 – 1957radioLooking for players on Nereus basketball team.
Kenner, ThoralSeaman 2nd classJan 1956 – Jan 1959machinist mate
Contreras, Anthony (Tony) P.MS 3rd ClassJan 1, 1956 – Sep 11, 1958R-2Had a great time in San Diego and Tijuana. Memorable things were the shipmates , shore liberty, working on the USS Nautilus and being part of the early launching of Missiles from the boats.
Wasilewski, Leonard - SkiOM1Apr 11, 1956 – Dec 17, 1959REPAIRWORKED IN THE OPTICAL SHOP
Longtin, DannySHIP FITTER 3RD CLASSOct 1, 1956 – Jul 22, 1960RepairAnyone who remembers Danny or Larry Longtin (pipe fitter) please respond.
De Laere, RobertMR3Nov 1956 – Aug 1959R-2
Sylvester, WesSFMEFNDec 31, 1956 – Dec 1958R-1What a time we had! Have found Tony, Tibo, Marty, Chuck, Manual and Don. Still looking for Longton and LaCour. Was accused as being part of the budda incident on the Remora and Diodon.
Raveling, PhilMR-31957 – 1960
Ray, HaroldOPERATIONSFeb 1957 – Dec 1958SubRon 25
York, JimBMSNMar 1957 – Nov 16, 1960DECK FORCEEnjoyed serving with the Hester brothers, Ross Walker, Cleveland Vann, Pat Wilson, Abe Welch. Still in touch with Wilson and Welch. Ralph Falconberg and Jimmy Copeland have passed away. Like to hear from anyone.
Crutchfield, DawseyET2Aug 1957 – Jan 1959R4
Reynolds, DaveYN 2Sep 29, 1957 – Sep 3, 1959Ship's OfficeI remember trip to San Francisco. Chief was Chambers (I think) and Ensign Pentz. I have pictures of office personnel.
Perea, Jim J (Jj)EM 3Oct 15, 1957 – Jan 21, 1960Electrical RepairChief Warrent Officer Hentz was our Division Chief. Great person to work for. I liked every part of being in the Navy. Went on to serve on the Tioga County LST-1158, until discharge in August 1961.
Hern, WilliamEM2Feb 14, 1958 – Jan 15, 1961SHIP'S COMPANYI was assigned to the Boats and Battery gang, had several working with me through that responsibility. Looking for anyone that was also assigned to that duty'
Fish, Marv (Mick)YN2Jun 1958 – Jun 1960Great duty. Especially enjoyed cruises to Seattle, San Francisco, Santa Monica, and to Long Beach for refit.
Tresner, Oodie JSN, DKSN,SN, BM3Jul 20, 1958 – Aug 10, 1962SDeck, Supply, Deck,& SubFlot One Staff
Wilbur, DickGM3Aug 1958 – Jun 1961GUNNERY
Klippenstein, GordonSeaman 1st ClassOct 1958 – 1961Boatsman mateCrane operator while on the Nereus. Liberty transport.
Goodwin, Bob2nd class ICOct 1, 1958 – Oct 31, 1961Engineering
Peden, HenryEM 1ST CLASS1959 – 1963EM
Griffin, BobJan 13, 1959 – Jan 12, 1963S-1Was SK in commissary division and supply division.Will never forget. Grew up on that ship and saw sights a southern redneck would never have seen. Long live the Nereus.
Hills, EldonMR-2Feb 1959 – Feb 23, 1962R-2Looking for Larry Kirk, a Machinery Repairman and worked in the Machine Shop !! I still keep in touch with several former Ship Mate's Remember will being in Long Beach Ship Yard and trip to Seattle - La Paz - and my last trip to Hawaii
Stallings, BillET5Jun 15, 1959 – Aug 15, 1961I was an ET on the Nereus. good duty. traveled to Seattle, San Franscisco, and La Paz and to Long Beach shipyards while stationed aboard. email
Bonenberger, LorenFT2Jul 27, 1959 – Jun 22, 1962S/R Division - Ord RepairGood times on Nereus. Played a lot of cards, drank a lot of beer in La Paz, Hawaii, San Fran & San Diego. Spent time on MAA force. Enjoyed knowing Hughes, Palmer, St. Germaine, Barker & many others. Never forget them.
Hughes, BillFT 2Aug 14, 1959 – Sep 28, 1961Fire Control/TorpedoGreat fun had by all. Recalling our Long Beach Refit, La Paz, MX trip and the Frisco excursion well! Played enough pinochle to last a lifetime.!
Wetnight, RichardMR 2Sep 1, 1959 – Jan 3, 1963R-2Great experience! Technical training and its' shipboard application the basis of my civilian carrier. Member of the Nereus and All Navy Rifle team. Lasting memories and a great bunch of shipmates. Would enjoy hearing from anyone.
Crane, Jim profile iconMM2Nov 7, 1959 – Feb 17, 1967Engineering,A, O2N2 Operator
Junker, LotharMRFNDec 28, 1959 – Dec 20, 1963Machine ShopSan Diego Boot Camp 1959 1960, Machinery repairment school 1962
Horwath, Francis (Frank)FN/SNJan 1960 – 1961Repair DepartmentReported on board right out of boot camp(San Diego)
Kelso, Lesbm3Jan 1960 – Oct 28, 1963deck 7 small boats 60 days mess cooking ,Went to 1st division small boats on Capt's gig till 62 ran sidecleaning spray paint team. served with Ed Furay,Carl Drake.
Lacroix, Wayne-SMJan 1960 – Nov 1961NavigationsMess cook, deck force, side cleaner, signal school (TAD)then to signal gang.
Meghinasso, DaveSK3Jan 1960 – 1964SupplyGood duty in Supply Bay of Pigs fiasco was memorable for the ship and the boats
Heins, Leland ChandlerRM2Jan 1, 1960 – Apr 29, 1963Communicationsfresh out of boot camp, as a mere child, I made friends and became a man while I was here. How I would love to see my grandkids have the learning experiences that the Navy gave me. I never regret one day I spent in the Navy.
Daley, RonLTJGFeb 15, 1960 – Jul 15, 1961Supply
Wooley, DonaldMR2Apr 1960 – Jan 13, 1964R2
Vawser, TomEM3Apr 1, 1960 – Nov 1, 1961Electrical RepairWhat a great ship and good food too. Anyone remember Samson or Comstock?
Grady, PeteLTJGAug 1960 – Jul 1962SupplyI was the Stores Officer for one year and the Ships Store Officer for the remainder. Great people, shipmates and an experience that set me up for a career in industry.
Hall, DonTMSA - TMSNAug 20, 1960 – Feb 28, 1962W-1 and 2nd91 days messcooking - Steam shop 3 months, then torpdeo transfer boat 5 months. Transferred to 2nd Div, made leading Seaman. Stbd airplane crane. Stood BMOW Sea detail with Capt Street out of San Diego and into Pearl. One of best skippers!
Dimartino, RussellSNDec 1960 – Sep 1961SupplyMy first ship out of boot, because I did a good job on a store room the supply officer put me in charge of 11 didn't know how well off I was. I joined the Navy to see world, but got only sub stories ask for sub duty but got } canned to a destroyer
McDew, DarrellSeamanDec 1960 – May 1965S1Assigned to Supply SK (Storekeeper) Dvision right out of boot camp San Diego. Enjoyed all the years I served on board, have many good memories.

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