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USS Fort Snelling (LSD 30) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Fort Snelling (LSD 30). 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 309 crew members registered for the USS Fort Snelling (LSD 30).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1962 | 1963 – 1967 | 1968 – 1972 | 1973 – 1975 | 1976 – 1978 | 1979 – 1981 | 1982 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Mueller, JimGM 31954 – 1956
Wiebelhaus, JackE 61954 –
Grasso, Salvatore (Sal)Seaman1954 – 1956deck forceI was aboard i n1954 when ship was commissioned at Pascagoula Miss.In 1956 I was transferred to the Naval Support Activity Naval Base in Naples It .In 1961 I left the Navy to be assigned as Enlisted Men's Club Manager
Tumey, Edward-jerrybt31955 – 1959btlooking for raymond york and thomas upchurch
Poklemba, StephenDK2Jan 24, 1955 – Jun 16, 1957SUPPLYGLAD TO SEE NAMES OF FORMER SHIPMATES
Matteson, MaxLt(jg)Jul 10, 1955 – Jul 14, 1957Operations DepartmentIt was a great ship and I sailed with two great commanding officers, Capt. Marvin-Smith, on board when I arrived, and then Captain DuBois was the captain when I left the ship for civilian life.
Melvin, BursteinLTJGOct 12, 1955 – Apr 29, 1957Supply
Burstein, Melvin/melLTJGOct 12, 1955 – Apr 29, 1957Supply, Stephen Poklemba, thanks for trying to locate me. When I saw your name you immediately came into my mind's eye. It was a privilege to serve with you. My time aboard the Fort Snelling is among my fondest memories.
Anderson, Charles E. "Andy"IC1Dec 19, 1955 – May 15, 1959ElectricalServed as IC Electrician - Thanks to EC Brown CWO our Division Officer for setting a good example for us.
Rhodes, Jerry profile iconEN3Mar 27, 1956 – Aug 13, 1959A gang (boat/cranes/boat shop)First ship, had a great time, ran south alot, At 75 I'm trying to get my records in order. NOTE I'm looking for a ships patch anyone have one to sell???
Ward, Robert (R.d.)IC 2Apr 1956 – Nov 1958engineeringThe Navy gave me a field that was able to convert to a professional carrer.
Upchurch, ThomasJul 1956 – 1959
Shirosky, StevenSEAMANApr 1957 – Apr 1959Deck Force
Dennis, WilliamUSS FORT SNELLINGJan 1958 – Feb 1961
Fuller, Lyleskn2Oct 1958 – Oct 1958supply
Martin, William Robert (Bob)FT2Mar 24, 1959 – Jun 26, 1961GunnerySenior Gunnery petty officer under Captains Greene & Brookings. We received the E for Gunnery Excellence. Trained in caribean with marines shooting at Viegas. What ever happened to the gunnery division guys? Great time on a great ship.
Walker,jr., GeorgeLtjg.Jun 9, 1959 – Apr 10, 1961GunneryTransferred from Fort Snelling to TACRON-22 in April 1961. Separated service July,1962.
McKee, Daniel MacBSNAug 16, 1959 – Aug 16, 19632edcoxwain sea detail healmsman, gun captin, cuben blocked, med cruise, 3 space shot pick ups,wild times from greese to virgen islands to halafax. miss pop crowder and joe fagone. spent some good years on the dirty thirty.I still think of her
Lawson, TedFTG 2Sep 1959 – Jun 1962FC/3RDA GOOD SHIP,GOOD SHIPMATES,GREAT TIMES
Todd, RayMM2Sep 10, 1959 – Aug 15, 1961MSure would like to hear from some of the guys that are still around. Some of the greatest times in my life were there on the FORT.
Ford, PaulEM2Dec 1, 1959 – Jul 23, 1963EngineeringGreat Ship!
Berry, James / JimboEM21960 – 1962E
Pace, JohnApr 1, 1960 – Sep 15, 1969
Merritt, KenQM2Apr 2, 1960 – Dec 19, 1963NavigationGreat times in the Caribbean and one trip to the Med. Retired living in the Chicago area and winter in Arkansas.
Sollman, EugeneYN2Jun 20, 1960 – Mar 21, 1963NServed with some good sailers. Carribean cruises, Med. cruise, Cuban Missile Crisis. Would like to make contact with men who served during the same time I served. I went to college and earned a B.S. Degree in Agric.
Miller, GeraldFTG3Aug 19, 1960 – May 9, 1961Gunnery
Goff, Wardsfp2Aug 20, 1960 – Oct 7, 1962R divI remember the hurricane in the north atlantic,when the ship took a 51 deg roll. I was in the ballast shack & watched the gages record the roll. the ship was rated for a 50.5 deg max. we though it was going over.
Dennison, DavidPC3Sep 8, 1960 – Sep 20, 1963NXPost Office -----knew most all the ships crew
Leonard, MichaelSEAMAN1961 – 1962deck (boat coxswain)drove lcvp
Hill, HermonE4Jan 1961 – Jun 1963Deck
Lawson, KendallRM2Mar 15, 1961 – Jul 3, 1964OI I came aboard just before our med. cruise. Made several Carribean cruises , what stands out the most was the searcs for the uss thresher, which we were the flag ship. met a lot of good friends , and still in contact tk
Plouffe, EugeneE-3Jul 19, 1961 – Jul 19, 1963DeckHad a great time.I ran the deck dept. office.Have many good memories.Left active duty and spent the next 35 yearts in the Naval Reserve.Retired SKC
Boyle, DennisET3Sep 1961 – Oct 1963OI DivisionThe Fort was a Going Machine. In my two years it was from the Yards in Portsmouth to Gitmo for shakedown, followed by a Med cruise, the Cuban missile crisis, and New England for Thresher search.
James C, J CRadarmanOct 4, 1961 – Apr 4, 1966IC Different Cribe cruises, Late 1995 Med Thresher sub search,
Liska, JamesE=4Jan 3, 1962 – Jan 1, 1965eThe best ship in the nav, Loved the trip to Nam and the last transit thru the canal. Wish to hear from any of the crew during the trip from '64 to '65. Will reply to all
Edwards, GeorgeHNJan 3, 1962 – Jun 15, 1963Deck force than SIck bayTransferred to Sick bay as a e3 stiker. Than sent to Hospital Corps school at Great Lakes. Enjoyed Med. cruise.. Gitmo.. Several Carribean cruises and then the block aide. Got out and went to college and grad. school.
Skokowski, StanRD2Jan 22, 1962 – Feb 2, 1965OI DivisionTime well spent on a great ship. Had two Med cruises. Was on the cuban blockade. Several trips to the Carribean. Trip to North Atlantic to search for sunken sub.
Hunt, Georgee3Feb 1, 1962 – Feb 12, 19651 st div.
Fitzhugh, ClintonBT2Feb 15, 1962 – Jul 25, 1965B Division I grew up and out grew all my buddies who stayed home and went to collage.I cannot express the advantage that an 18 YO gains away from home under such trying conditions.Having to solve problems in those fire rooms.
Wheeler, BillENSIGNApr 15, 1962 – Oct 1, 19631stEnjoyed the ship and the deployments including the Cuban Crisis and the USS Thresher search. Spent my last tour at the Naval Missile Facility, Point Arguello CA. Stayed in the Reserves and retired as a Commander.
Casey, Joe profile iconYN3Oct 1962 – Oct 1963OC/OITransfered from Keywestevdet to the Fort for the Cuban Crisis. Assigned as Operations Yeoman. Operations in the Caribbean except for recovery missions to the USS Thresher site. Presently VFW Post 3460 Adjutant.
Peterson, Dan Or PeteFiremanOct 5, 1962 – Feb 20, 1966MMet a lot of good people during my time on there. From the cuban blockade to the search for the nuclear bombs off of Spain.

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