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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
House, HarveyBM21979 – 1982Deck 1stI look back now and then and think of all of the great times that I had on the Large Sitting Duck,miss all of the guys from deck division. I especially miss going over the side to knuckle bust the paint. I also miss operating the helm.
Jones, WayneIC21979 – 1983EI still remember two things, vividly! Being cursed by an officer (skipper?) of the USS Raliegh and flying covers for shore power pier boxes. At least we got Turkey for Christmas in 1982. Sure do miss you guys.
Allen, KeithENGINEMAN - ENFN1979 – 1981"A"-GangSwim calls in the well deck and after hours fish frys. Not to mention Sardines in the shop to get our TV back from the Marines. Man I miss those days. GOD BLESS AMERICA and SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
Wheby, JoeEM3Jan 12, 1979 – Apr 30, 1981EE Division RULED!! The work was hard, but we played hard too! I remember Swanson, Haggerty, Bishop, Pickering, Krueger, etc. I am Lead Electrician/Traffic Engineer at Quantico MCB, and a VA Master Electrician. Married 25yrs. (as of Apr. 2005)
Long, RonBM3Jan 21, 1979 – Jan 21, 1983deck
Babin, JamesMM3Apr 4, 1979 – May 30, 1981M-1Does anyone remember when MM2 Covington threw a mall hammer up in the air and it hit him in the head twice?
Phillippe, Sheldon (Cowboy)BMSNJun 1979 – Sep 29, 19821st (Boatswain's Mate)I have a lot of good memories of my time aboard the Fort! "Oh Lord, it's Hard to be Humble" Best ship in the Gator Navy!!
Phillippe Jr., Sheldon (Cowboy)BMSNJun 1979 – Sep 29, 19821st (Deck)
Wilhelm, Donald "big Don"HT3Jun 1979 – Oct 1984Hey shipmates. I found this site on 08-19-08. Thanks for all the good times. I'm back home in Portland, OR. now. A Journeyman Machinist at an aerospace Co.
Hilton, BarryMM3Jun 13, 1979 – Apr 25, 1982Aft Engine Room topwatchBest time of my Life should have stayed in.
Stephens, RandyBT1(SW)Aug 1979 – Sep 1984EB01/Oil LabPut alot of time in on this ship !!!
O'Brien, TomBT2Sep 1979 – Aug 1982B Division
Goonan, BillE2Sep 1, 1979 – Sep 2, 1981emhahaha i found this just messin around whats up guys ...been a long long time
Bromme, ButchMM3Sep 15, 1979 – Mar 15, 1983MEnjoyed my time on the ship-good 4 years of my life--remembering having fun with the PALS
Collett, StephenBTFNNov 1979 – Apr 1980'B'Came to the Snelling prior to 'A' school. Glad I had been to the fleet before heading to Great Lakes. The winter in the inner harbor was pretty bad, but Baltimore was a great town. Man has ut changed!
MacHt, WillLT JGNov 22, 1979 – Feb 28, 1982Communications Officer/Navigator/Admin OfficerA great ship. Lots of memories from the Baltimore Shipyard to Arctic Circle.
Serfoss, Steve Father SerfossMM1Dec 10, 1979 – Jul 2, 1984MTwo tours of Bierut, Grenada, South & Central America, Med,IO.Aft engineroom Top Watch
Rankins, MichaelOS11980 – 1983OI
Franklin, DavidMM1980 – 1984MUpperlevel and as the Engineering Yeoman. Have thought many times of the gang and the move to the Log Room when I was asked "can you type". Wonderful memories...thanks, Woods, Serfoss, Tranbarger, Berry, and many others.
Galluzzo, MichaelEM21980 – 1983ESome of the best years of my youth was spent on the FORT (THE DIRTY 30) I Miss the crew still see and talk to O'B,CHASE,AND TIEDE some of you should rember them and me. Later Ship Mates..........
McLellan, John(abbott)MS31980 – 1984
Bain, Mark (Beaner)htfn1980 – 1981r-divhowdy to wild bill, willy, juan, saw the 'fort' in beruit after steve laube and i went to the new jersey, couldnt believe it still floated.
Chase, EddieMMFN1980 – 1982MThe PALS ! Me, OB, Mike(CHOOCH)Galluzzo, Butch Bromme, Brian ( the Big Guy ) Tiede, Webster, Hennessy, Todd Riesen, Roland Hernandez,etc..Some off the Best times of my Life ! If I left ya out ! My Bad !
McGovern, Mike (Mac)IC2Jan 1, 1980 – Jan 1, 1982ICOf the Mac and Hac P.... Possy
Spagnola, RobertE2 BTJan 3, 1980 – Aug 10, 1980Not on to long, but had a good time. Hay, Bird I'm still cat fishing.
Davis, Daniel / Cousin ItBMSNMay 13, 1980 – Jun 20, 1986First & SecondWhen I was in first we were first. When we second we were second to none MY MOTTO
Gray, KeithGMG2Jun 1980 – Jun 19843rdI began my career in 1st division while the Dirty 30 was in overhaul in Baltimore. Became a Gunner's Mate. Oh what times we had! I retired as a GMC in 1999. Wish I could go back and do it all again!!
Andrew, KapolkaRM2Jun 14, 1980 – Aug 1982Remember GITMO reftra after overhaul in Balt? most of us knew more about "red lead" and a needle gun that ops.Remember being 5 hours DIW after GITMO on our way to Carrib? I got pics of our north atlantic in 82 recall the 40 foot swells?
Vaughn, Mike (Beaver)BM3Aug 6, 1980 – Feb 13, 19841stI miss all my shipmates from the Fort. We had alot of great times and saw alot of beautiful places, We were all blessed.
Hernandez, RolandMM3Oct 1980 – Jun 1984A-Gang &Made First Class, came back in 1987and got out of the Navy in 1999. Got 6 kids (4 boys & 2 girls).
Hernandez, ErnieOS3Oct 2, 1980 – Jul 25, 1984OII remember the day I reported aboard the Fort. It was in the yards at Bethlehem Steel, Baltimore. I was handed a paint scrapper and a hard hat and told to "Turn To". I have a lot of fond memories being on that ship!
Verona, DougEMFNOct 20, 1980 – Sep 5, 1984EI got on board the Fort while she was in the shipyard in Baltimore. I got out 1 hour after she was decommissioned.
Huff, JamesRM3Dec 7, 1980 – Sep 5, 1984CommunicationThe "Dirty 30" never missed a cruise, enjoyed going Israel
Blachly, FredSH21981 – 1984S-3I ran the ship's store and drew the daily cartoon "Frank Frye" for the crew.
Bigelow, PaulSKSN1981 – 1983deck, 1st , S1GUYS IT WAS GREAT TO SERVE WITH YOU.
Sorah, ElmerRM31981 – 1982CommunicationsRemember gitmo, seals got this kid from deck, shaved his eyebrow, XO flipped out had the Colt from watch, had everyone on flight deck ranting. We made the inlay of the sparks in the radio shack floor, simular to the tile work in front of the store.
Zebra, RobertGMG1 (SW)1981 – 1984Guns
Walsh, JimmyHM31981 – 1983MedicalNever a dull moment. I still miss my shipmates on the fighting fort.
Pettitt, MikeMMFN1981 – 1984M1 Main ControlWhat's up! Just happened to find this site. I'm still in MD. 1st Class Stationary Engineer (Chief Engineer for CBRE TS ). Married 1 boy and 1 girl. Joppa, MD.
Tranbarger, RichardBT31981 – 1983BHad a great time on the fort, Woods and Webster lets get in touch
Peralta, Peter profile iconSM21981 – 1985DeckThe dirty 30 was my first command and yes the most memorable. If anyone remembers an SN who later was promoted to BM3 by the name of Brian (Butchy) Adams, please ask him to drop me a line. Thanks,
Pritchard, TomPC2Jan 1981 – Sep 1984XProud to have sailed on the fort. Awesome crew. Hope all my shipmates are well.
Bembas, RichardMMFNJan 7, 1981 – Mar 25, 1983M had great times working in main control the pits 6 on 6 off the best
Bembas, RichardMMFNJan 10, 1981 – Mar 12, 1983Main control engine roomMiss those battles against aft engine room and the 120 degrees temp's in the pits
Newell, Chrisen3Feb 3, 1981 – Sep 30, 1983a gang
Mortemore, KimLTMar 20, 1981 – Sep 28, 1984OPS/COMMOI had some incredible experiences aboard the Fort. Watching NGFS from the New Jersey in Beiruit. Sailing off the coast of grenada 83 invasion. Served with some good men.
Eminger, JohnHM3May 1981 – Apr 1982MedicalGitmo, Panama, Virgin Islands, Royal Order of the Blue Nose, Norway, Holland, UK, Good crew
Martin, RobRM2/RM1Jun 1981 – Sep 1984OCLooking for SCPO Aumock and BOSUN Grey
Messner, Joe (Crazy Doc)HM3Jul 1981 – Sep 1983MedicalYou men were a absolute riot. There was never a dull moment for me with you guys on board. Every time I talk about my naval career the "Gator Freighter" and her crew always takes center stage. From the XO, to the Seals "Real Men Dont Eat Q
Kelly, RayBMJul 1981 – Mar 19851stHey Mike (Beaver)
Alvarez, JohnEN 2Aug 1, 1981 – Sep 5, 1984A - GangLots of Memories came back after reading the list. I had the best time of my life with you guys! I learned alot from all of you! Bill Hagar where are you? Jeff R remember Teasing Gary Stopka!
Blachly, FredSH2Aug 28, 1981 – Jun 27, 1984SupplyRan the Ship's Store, did the "Frank Frye" cartoons for the crew. Was onboard in Beirut. Was there for the Bob Hope USO Show.
Nickerson, Robert///nickRM1Sep 1981 – Aug 1984OCThe Dirty 30! Lot of fun and the best CO I ever had in "Wild Bill" Taylor. Will never forget RM3 Sorah out on the back porch jumping and waving his hat trying to catch a freq that would work for bcst. Especially when Capt Taylor saw it.
Frye, FrankSH 2Sep 22, 1981 – Jul 22, 1984S-3
Hackett, JimIC1Nov 1981 – May 1985If you would like to see some of the 8mm movies I took while aboard, or the JO2 Hyatt's interview with Charlton Heston (Bob Hope's Christmas in Beirut pending) copy and paste http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=irreverentjim&view=videos
Spatz, DavidRM2Nov 1981 – Sep 1984OCGood memories.

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