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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
Millspaugh, BrianETN21963 – 1964OPSA fine, fine ship with a Jim-dandy, cracker-Jack crew. On my watch from 1961 thru 1964: cold war with Russia, Cuban Missle Crisis, JFK assassination, Thresher nuclear sub sank (we found her), NATO war games and start of Vietnam war.
Meiners, DeeEM-4Jan 3, 1963 – Aug 5, 1965ELOTS OF MEMORIES - GREAT GUYS IN EM DEPT WAS FUN BEING AROUND AND WORKING WITH THEM - LOOKED FOR AND FOUND THE SUNKEN SUB THERSER - DRY DOCK NEW YORK CITY - CARACUS - CARIBBEAN - SPAIN - THE SHIP GOT AROUND
Catton, RobertDC 3Aug 1963 – Aug 1966RReported onboard on Sunday in Aug. Next morning we were underway to Boston to pckup supplys to search for Thresher Sub. That was the begining of many crusies. One of these years I want attend our Ships Reunion.
Vitale, PhilipEN3Sep 1963 – Jan 1967AA mixture of utter boredom and extreme excitement. I still have dreams/nightmares.
Schuler, DougET21964 – 1966CommMcHales Navy realtime - the Crib, Med, Steel Spike, Santo Domingo Crisis, Alvin/Alumimanaut (sunk the rear end), North Atlantic Storm, blown off the Quay Wall, punched a hole in the Captains Gig (stuck on the divit) ect
Mahaffey, Thomas profile iconBT 31964 – 1967Boilerman # 1 fireroomhad one heck of a time. to bad I had the watch when hinge got hinged. Best bunch of people I ever knew. But keep that to your self.
Ortiz, Eugene (Gene)BT2Jan 1964 – Dec 1966BoilermanLearned a lot, great guys, wonderful experience.
Shaffer, LyleMM 2Mar 1964 – Dec 16, 1967MLots of fond memories
Dyson, FredBT4Apr 1964 – Dec 1967BAs a young man I made many friends and traveled the Caribbean Ports, South America, Mederatain Ports, Paris, France, and crossed the equator. I have many fond memories
Martinek, MartyDC-3Jun 1, 1964 – Dec 20, 1966EngineeringGood Ship, Last ship's Captain I servered with was great. Steel Pike 2 was some kind of exercise, very exciting, Mr.Kuno(Division Officer)was a good officer to work for.
Neumann, RayQM3Jul 29, 1964 – Jul 25, 1966Had a great time aboard her. Spain with Alvin and its adventure will always be with me.
Cuccaro, Frank1965 – 1968BBeing on the Fort was a growing up and learning period for me.As I get order I think of the good times we had.
Cordell, DavidE-21965 – 1966Boats & DeckIf anyone remembers the med cruise of 1966 & the recovered Air Force cargo that we brought back please contact me at grandma-papa@sbcglobal.net
Galton, RodneyYN31965 –adminenjoyed the fort very
Smith, DouglasQM31965 – 1968NavigationWas onboard The Fort when we had the Alvin and looked for the bombs in Spain. A shellback, what fun that was. Was mostly on TAD with the Navy baseball team out of Little Creek as well as on Shore Patrol in Norfolk.
Ferguson, HarryYN21965 – 1968ADMINVery exciting experience.
Williams, DeanEMFeb 12, 1965 – Aug 12, 1965E
Parton, JohnMM 2Apr 1965 – Feb 1967M My most memorable times on board was ; 1. returning from 1966 med cruise and getting extended to help locate two Air Force bombs and carrying the sub... 2. Being associated with so many great people...
Maybach, Gerard (Gerry)RM5Aug 1965 – 1968CommServed with great guys on the "Dirty 30". Med cruise in '66 was an awesome experience with Alvin and Aluminaut. I have pix. Cribbean cruises were great too. Would love to hear from shipmates. Many good memories.
Hottenstein, RobertLTjgAug 1965 – Dec 1967Deck
Dzienius, Matthew (Dizzy)BM3Sep 3, 1965 – Sep 22, 19681ST DIVSION
Fenical, GaryFTG31966 – 1967GunneryIt's been a long time ago, but I remember some good times and adventures in the Caribbean. I was the Captain's talker at sea and anchor detail. A job I really enjoyed.
Schipper, Wayne ( Schip )BM31966 – 19681stA good Ship and Crew not to forget. Thanks all.
Utterback, JohnFTG-31966 – 1968ThirdGreat times on the Dirty 30. Got a goood education about the world.
Hanner, Mickeypc31966 – 1970nx
Thorp, JohnBM21966 – 19711st DivisionI had the best time of my life on the Fort Snelling. Nice way to start out
Cook, James (Jim)Ship's Serviceman 3rd Class SH3Jan 12, 1966 – May 12, 1969ServiceRan Ship's Store, Laundry, barbershop, Gedunk bar, Sea Store cigarettes
Parry, KenYN2Jan 30, 1966 – Sep 30, 1967DeckBeing aboard the Fort Snelling was a wonderful experience, even if I didn't realize it then! I made a lot of terrific friends, and then spent about three years in the reserves in Brooklyn, NY, and was an actor and college professor
Gadell, MikeRM3May 1966 – Dec 1967OpsDominican Republic, Ascension Island, Aruba, Trinidad, lots of stops in San Juan, PR . . . all great places to fight the Vietnam war.
Gunn, Ronaldbm3Jun 1966 – May 19681ST divisionenjoyed my two years on the fort. learned alot about life just comming out of high school.
Greene, Raymond "Ed"RM3Jun 1966 – Nov 1967CommunicationsCarribean Cruises, RM2 "Buck" Clarey (A Great RM & sailor), Cheif Morrison (Jackie Gleason of the Dirty 30), Became Shellback 29 Oct. '66, Ens Leary stood mid watch for "Mail Buoy", 2ndry recovery ship for Gemini 11
Garrett, JohnSK2Jul 1966 – Aug 1968SCame on board July 1966; worked in Supply in ship's parts supply, kept the books for the mess decks and ran the ship's store and soda fountain. Great guys in the crew and I have many great memories. Recognized Wayne Schipper's name.
Stringfellow, Jim (String)EM3Sep 1966 – Oct 1968ESome great memories. Got to see parts of the world that I never would have.
Higbee, Hinge ManBT2Sep 2, 1966 – Aug 28, 1968B (snipe)The tatoos that I got at Ace Harlans Tattoo Parlor in San Juan will always bring back memories of the crazy SOBs that partied together for a lot of the time I served with them. HAPPY TRAILS old friends
Woodbery, RobertYN2Nov 1, 1966 – Oct 29, 1968NXExcellent duty with dedicated officers and men. Never will forget Commander L.G. Shaw. Good leader, but never smiled; always had a cigar in his mouth.
Cook, JimE41967 – 1969Ship Service
Gary, DamianoMM3Mar 1967 – 1969MFirst duty right out of A school to the Fort. Life was great there, Duty was good, people were good, ports were good.I learned a lot. Woulod love to go out on her again, one last time
Miles, Brian profile iconRM1Apr 1967 – Aug 1968OPSHad some interesting times onboard the Fort. Saw some names on the Crew List that I would like to make contact with to see what happened to them, and to see if we can put other names together during that time.
Kohtz, LarrySH2Aug 1967 – Aug 1969SUPPLYI WAS THE SHIPS BARBER AND RAN THE SNACK BAR AMONG OTHER DUTIES IN SUPPLY... IF YOU WERE INVOLVED IN OPERATION SHAD & HAD PHYSICAL PROBLEMS PLEASE COMTACT ME lkohtz@alltel.net
Biskner, Larry3RD CLASSAug 7, 1967 – Aug 31, 1968Deck force and 'G'I spent about a year on the ship before being shipped off to FTG school. I wound up on a DLG (W.V. Pratt) never realized how much I missed the Gator Navy..
Koffroth, DaveDC2Oct 1967 – Feb 1970EngineeringThose were some of the best times in the service and a lot of times that I can't remember. Many times in San Juan that I'm glad that I don't. I'm worried about our Project Shad cruise.
Adkins, Isaac / RockyMM3Nov 29, 1967 – Nov 15, 1969MMany vivid and fond memories of my time on the ol' Fort. Especially those I met and worked with. I think of you guys often. The things we did, places we went, and the fun we had.
Crowley, BillMM2Dec 1967 – Jun 1970M-1Lots of hard work, good memories of the ship and crew. I can still light off the main engines I'll bet. Where is that electrician?
Miller, JohnSH 3Dec 1, 1967 – Apr 30, 1971SupplyI remember Pat Preble Lynch They called me JJ because of my first and middle names I was in charge of the retail and confectionary stores on the ship from 1970 to 1971

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