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USS Somers (DDG 34) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Somers (DDG 34). 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 249 crew members registered for the USS Somers (DDG 34).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | 1970 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Stark, TimFTG21970 – Sep 1974WD3 tours and a lot of miles. I remember having to clean spilled oil from the gun director in the middle of a typhoon. Found a dead albaros up there so what were we doing out in the storm? A lot of great people on this ship.
Merrilees, JimEN21970 – 1971A GangThe best time of my enlistment was the period I spent on The Somers. Lots of fond memories of all the great liberty during WestPac cruise and crossing the Equator. I was mess deck master of arms and had my own liberty schedule!
Lane, Charles (Chuck)FTMC1970 – 1982This is his daughter - he died in 82 but served on the Somers. I'm looking for anyone that may have known him. Please email me. Thank you!!
Lane, Charles (Chuck)CPO-FTMC1970 – 1982I'm his daughter, looking formen who may have served with my Father. Please email me.
Nazarenus, LarryFTM31970 – 1974WM3 deployments in 4 years, always on the go but looking back it was some of the best times of my life!! Have joined the USS Somers crew members assoc. / If you have not done so you really should!!
Frederickson, JohnE4Jan 1970 – Nov 1971EngineeringI was assigned to the aft boiler room. Many of my crew mates in that boiler room were great guys. I hope they're all doing fine nearly forty years later. After leaving the Navy, I went to college, got a Ph.D. and have been a geneticist.
Callahan, MichaelLN2Jul 13, 1970 – Apr 11, 1974Personnel (Ship's Office)Got out of the Navy in 74, and went to the University of Montana. Got commissioned in the Army, retired in 89 and work for the Army as a Leadership Specialist conducting Leadership Seminars all over the world. Live in Kansas City Metro area. Later!
Johnson, DouglasBTCMAug 1970 – Aug 1972Senior Enlisted Advisor/3M OfficerGood ship, good crew, good times , excellent co's, Good CPO's(for the most part)
Alexander, Tom STG3Aug 1970 – Aug 1972SonarI would welcome anybody who served with me but would especially like to hear from Monte Breeden, Michael Boeking, and Mike Quinn. I am already in touch with Michael Zematis
Sloan, MikeBM3Aug 5, 1970 – Aug 10, 1973WDServed on board for 2 VN deployments
Hiatt, RobertSMSNSep 15, 1970 – May 19, 1971DECK/SIGNAL BRIDGELeft Somers to serve on USS England until 1974. Went to College taught school for 7 years and now work for the Dept of the Army at Ft. Leonard Wood Mo. Have worked for the Dept of Army for 20 years. Retired from the Naval Reserve.
Navarro, JoeBT2Sep 23, 1970 – Jul 7, 1976BThat was one long boat ride 5 years eight months and twenty five days to be exact!
Grisham, JackIC1Nov 1970 – Dec 1971R
Driscoll, BruceETR3Dec 20, 1970 – Oct 28, 1973OEEnjoyed my time aboard the Somers
King, DavidLTJG (SC)Dec 27, 1970 – Feb 28, 1973SupplyI was Asst. Supply/Disbursing Officer. I was aboard when SOMERS was homeported in Long Beach and was aboard for the WESTPAC cruise in 1972.
Ben Tucker, BenLtApr 1971 – Nov 1973Missle Officer, NavigatorI joined the Somers in Westpac in the Gulf in April 2001 for the rest of that deployment. We had a yard period upon return and then deployed early in 72 extended gun line periods a GREAT crew and wardroom . I was priveld
Faultersack, DavidETR-2Apr 2, 1971 – Jul 15, 1975ElectronicsThe USS Somers was a great ship. Being a Radar Electronics Technician onboard the Somers was one of the best jobs I have ever had. Hello to all that served!
Smith, Joseph (Ray)BT2May 15, 1971 – Aug 30, 1974B
Berglund, Phil (Cat)STG31972 – 1974ASWFirst Ship, First WestPac, Great Ship, Great Crew
Griffin, DennisSK2Jan 1972 – Dec 1973Supply
Trujillo, Rudy (Seapup)E-3Jan 1, 1972 – 1973NavyLooking to reconnect with old Navy buddies
Delaurentis, MikeENS-LTJGJan 3, 1972 – Apr 1, 1975SupplyAssistant Supply and Disbursing Officer. First ship, lasting (good) impression.
Ferrino, MichaelE-3Feb 2, 1972 – Dec 26, 1973Gunners MateRemember, when someone stole the Captain's cap ... I knew who took it !!!!! Had the best time in my life!
Brown, WayneSK-3Mar 18, 1972 – Jun 24, 1974SupplyServed with an exceptional group
M Urchison, Scoobieabh-2Mar 19, 1972 – Mar 23, 1979v-1 div
Tull, Michael "mike"Apr 1972 – Sep 1972Navigation
S. Musgrave, S. MusgraveE1May 1972 – Nov 1972I was on board for a short time. I had a lot of trouble I didn't want. I served as best I knew how and I think the Navy was very shortsighted in not trying to help new members more.
Watson, GeorgeFTM1May 1, 1972 – Apr 15, 1973Fox
Colbert, DeanMM3Jul 1972 – Feb 1974M Div. EMO2
Kissler, LeroyEM2Aug 1972 – May 1974E
Olson, JeffFTM/E3Aug 1972 – Jun 1975WMGreat tour & a Great crew! Crossing th Equator was a trip to say the least. I'm a Shellback!!!
Diaz, Samuel/ SamE3Aug 21, 1972 – May 23, 1975BMThis is sammy to all my shipmates, hello and hope all is well in your lives and that you are all in good health. fill free to drop me a line if you'd like. call me at (909) 461-5205. god bless and take care always.....
Diaz, SamuelE3Aug 21, 1972 – May 23, 1975BMHello this is sammy, hope all my shipmates are well and in good health. Take care and god bless. Fill free to call me at (909)461-5205
Kauppi, DanBT2Sep 10, 1972 – May 11, 1976I served with the best. Had a lot of good times with a lot of fine people from all walks of life. Its something I still miss today. Subic Bay,do I have to say anymore. Anyone up to go to Jolo's.
Lemmermann, Robert (Bob)SNSep 20, 1972 – Oct 15, 1973WD
Boudreau, ChuckYN2Nov 1972 – Feb 1974Ships OfficeWas taken off the ship by helicopter after Operation Eagle Lift. Spent my last year in Washington DC with the SeaBees. Was in the office with Callahan, Hinkle and Stillman.
Vanderlip, FredRM2Nov 27, 1972 – Aug 31, 1973CommunicationsLooking for any RM's who might still be out there.
Cochran, De FordLT1973 – 1975Weapons OfficerI came aboard in 1972 while Somers was homeported in Long Beach. I was the Weapons Officer. We had our homeport changed to Pearl Harbor in 1974.
Delaurentis, MikeLTJGJan 1973 – Apr 1975SupplyDisbursing and Assistant Supply Officer
Engel, JohnSTG2Jan 1973 – Oct 1976STGreat Ship, Great Crew. I made the flag for the equator initiation. The court wasn't kind to me. Played a little golf in my time, made the all Navy finals just before departing the ship and the Navy in Oct 76.
Adams, JerryBTFNFeb 1, 1973 – Dec 11, 1974EngineeringWent a lot of places, had a lot of fun. Worked hard.
Baker, Albert (Al)BT3Feb 1, 1973 – Apr 1, 1975Forward FireroomMiss the times, Places and above all the Friend's. Tough Hot Job but looking back... Loved it all
Couch, JamesMM3Apr 12, 1973 – Sep 26, 1976m
Chism, RichardHT2Apr 20, 1973 – 1975EngeneringOK everyone the VA states I was never aboard the Somers, I guess I must have been smoking that hash from Pakistan with my favorite IC Man for 2 1/2 years, anyone have the 1974-75 Westpac cruse book? chismrick@yahoo.com
Ollendick, TonyE3Jun 1, 1973 – 1975A GANGREMEMBER RUNNING A GROUND COMING OUT OF PEARL HARBOR
Rash, GeoreMM2Jun 4, 1973 – Jun 16, 1977Engineering
Petersen, KarlRM3Jul 1973 – Jun 1975CommunicationGreat Ship and the Best Crew would do it again. Hong Kong Singapore and who can forget Karachi Pakistan. We crossed the Equator and became Shellbacks.
Wilmer, BobFTM2Aug 1973 – Nov 1976WMWorked on the WDS missle system
Webster, RichardLTJGSep 1973 – May 1974NavigationI was Navigator on DDG-34 for six months prior to my release from active duty. Will never forget typhoon evasion on trip back to Pearl.
Freyholtz, LowellMMFNOct 1973 – May 1976MDAZED AND CONFUSED most of the time. Great West-Pac's. Dry dock, SUCKED. (except when all of Engineering walked off the ship aka. Mutiny). Lets do it again. Great bunch of guys.
Jeans, ThomasYNSN-YN3Nov 1973 – Aug 1975Navigation Division (Ship's Office)I reported aboard SOMERS when the ship was at Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines, enroute to WESTPAC. Served as admin correspondence and Legal Yeoman. Good ship! I learned a lot and grew tremendously as a Sailor.
Heinen, KurtIC3Nov 20, 1973 – Dec 4, 1975EDidnt realize until much later how much fun I was having. Wish I could do it over!
Pragl, Daniel JFN/BT2Dec 7, 1973 – Oct 13, 1975"B"I MAY HAVE FOGOTTEN NAMES BUT NOT FACES I CAN STILL REMEMBER MOST IF NOT ALL.BEST TIME OF MY LIFE US NAVY.

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