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USS King (DDG 41) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS King (DDG 41). 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 207 crew members registered for the USS King (DDG 41).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – now

Clark, BobIC2Jul 1959 – Jan 15, 1962EngineeringIcame to the King, Then DLG10 When she was still in dry dock in Bremerton. Served through two west pack tours prior to the end of my enlistment. Still have the shake-down book
Luppino, MichaelBT2May 9, 1960 – Jun 15, 1963B Visit
Hailey, MartinDS1May 1, 1961 – May 15, 1965OEThe VA has given me hearing aids because the ship gave us all opportunities to fire weapons off the fan tail while at sea. They did not provide ear protection and the fellow next to me was firing a 45. I could not hear
Thiel, JohnFTM2May 16, 1963 – Sep 8, 1963Fox
Clinton, Robert HDS1Jul 26, 1963 – Nov 1965NTDSWestpac 1963-64 & 1965
Price, David DDC -3Aug 1964 – Aug 1967EM ~ ERI remember being in Da Nang Harbour Viet Nam. I welded the machine gun mounts in place on both port & starboard side 4 total, before we could enter port. Not sure if anyone left the ship. 3 tours on the "King".
Price, DavidDC3Aug 1964 – Sep 1967ERThanks for all the memories! Good and not so good.
Ditton, Gary/ Ditty BagbmJul 25, 1965 – Oct 25, 1968WDI would like to find John W. Sawaffar. I retired in 2009, I live in Green Ridge Mo. my e mail adress is
McCullough, SteveRD3Apr 1966 – Feb 1967OI
Ball, JerrRM21967 – Sep 15, 1970OCI was on the USS King DLG10, later changed to DDG 441) Looking for Fred Messmann, (RM2) Doug Shipley, (RM3) and a number of others associated with OC Division that was on the ship between 1967 & 1970, 3 Vietnam Cruises.
Carroll, FrankBT1May 1967 – Jun 1968ENG - BHardest 13 months of my career, but it balanced out, went to 'THE LAND UNDER' & morphed into a SHELLBACK
McCullough, SteveRDE2/RDE1Nov 1967 – Apr 1971OI
Heili, DonaldBT3Mar 1, 1968 – Aug 30, 1972EB
Kelleher, Bruce/kobeRD2May 19, 1968 – Apr 1, 1971OILooking for shipmates to add to my directory. I am not a spammer! Check the USS website. Over 500 shipmates listed. It's just a quick reference guide. Email anyone in the guestbook. Most received it. Ask Dalton, McCullough or Lewis
Dalton, JamesRD3Jun 1968 – Apr 1971OILooking for fellow crew members
Dixon, EdwardFAJul 1968 – 1970BThello to all who i served with
Nafzgar, DougSA/SN/ET3Sep 15, 1968 – Dec 20, 1969OEAssigned to USS King from boot camp as an SA on the deck force and was onboard in Westpac when we had the fire. God Bless those in the fireroom that lost their lives that night. Departed King on return from the cruise as ET3 for USS Gray.
Lewis, GlennRD 3Dec 26, 1968 – Mar 22, 1971OIWe had 3 skippers, Capt Jackson was my last and he was the BEST. I had 3 great cruises including Australia.
Wright, FredMM2May 27, 1970 – Apr 15, 1973M & AEnjoyed my time on the King
Colquhoun, BruceLTJGSep 1970 – Aug 1972weapns
Miller, PatbmsrNov 20, 1970 – Nov 22, 1972weponsmy name is pat miller, does anyone remember me?
Zimmerman, Clarence (Zim) profile iconSNMay 1971 – May 1974WGlooking for anyone who can verify the king being docked in Da Nang harbor anytime between 1971 to 1973
Cole, WillieDS2Jun 15, 1971 – Dec 17, 1972OpsNone
Miller, PatrickE2Jul 1, 1971 – Feb 1, 1972Boilermaker
Stoughton, Williammmfn1972 – 1973M Div Aft EngineroomRe up after 11 years out
Stoughton, WilliamMM3Mar 1972 – Oct 1972M DivisionWorked in Engineroom
Hatcher, WaynesaApr 1972 – 1973staff
Dalke, DouglasMM2May 1, 1972 – Apr 30, 1974M
Johnson, Gary E.ETR3May 10, 1972 – May 20, 1974OEThis was a great ship to grow up on. Great crew, great cruise, great officers.
Bell, RonaldSk 2Sep 17, 1972 – Jun 19, 1973Special Services(storekeeping)
Ladd, ChristopherSNAug 30, 1973 – Apr 30, 1974deckloved the times on board, especially the decommission cruise. love to hear from shipmates , from when it was dlg-10
Wohlrab, JamesFTGCOct 1973 – Apr 19743rd
Hatcher, WaynesnApr 15, 1974 –deckwent thru the decom. cruise
Huelbig, MartinGMM21975 – Jun 1980WMI had alot of fun, met some of the best people in the world. Really hated it at the time. How things have changed.
Price, DanielGMM3Nov 1975 – Jan 1977GM
Crismore, NoelEM3Jul 1976 – Feb 22, 1980E DivHi all Noel here, this was a cool ship. Saw alot of cool places on it. Glad I served with some really great people. 1976-1980
MacK, RichardYoeman 3rdJul 7, 1976 – Jul 3, 1980Ships Office
Hanley Jr, James (Jim)RDCAug 1976 – May 1979OIWithout a doubt the finest radar gang I ever had the pleasure of being a part of. See you in Baltimore. Some of you May remember OCCS Freeman, He and I work for Northrop Grumman in Va. Beach
Porter, MarkRM2Sep 1976 – Aug 1979ocGood times, good memories. Didn't seem so great at the time.
Dill, MarkSK2Sep 1976 – May 1979SupplySK-3, served on the Re-Commissioning Crew, and transfered to the USS Independence CV-62 while on the 79 Med Cruise.
Boltz, RichardYN3Sep 1, 1976 – Sep 1, 1977adminplankowner
Crismore, NoelEM3Sep 10, 1976 – Feb 22, 1980ElectricalIt was really nice at times. Loved the places I went on this ship. Serving in the United States Navy is the most honorable thing I have ever done. I am still an Electrician. I tip my hat to the Navy for that.
Reeves, RussellMM2Sep 14, 1976 – Jan 16, 1981Main Control. Top Watch
Sibley, JohnSK2Sep 27, 1976 – May 2, 1980s-1Enjoyed my service onboard the King. Looking to contact several personnel from the S-1 department which I served with. Tom Perry, Joe Ling and Carlos Echevarria. Anyone else whom I have served with can also feel free to contact me.
Darley, David "dinky"OS2Oct 1976 – Jul 1980OIAny crewmembers who remember me, feel free to contact.
Watts, JohnOSSN - OS2Oct 1976 – Aug 1979OIPre-Comm through 1st Med Cruise as DDG-41. Plankowner
Darley, David "Dink" Or "dinky"OS2Nov 1976 – Jul 1980OIAnyone on the King '75-'80 that remembers me feel free to email. Be glad to hear from ya.
Hall, Bill (Hobbit)MM3Dec 1976 – Sep 1979MSure did enjoy my time on the King. Great bunch of guys and we really had some good times as well as some rough times. Would really like to hear from any of the crew as well as JJ Langley, Steve Bracken, etc.

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