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USS Ortolan (ASR 22) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Ortolan (ASR 22). 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 241 crew members registered for the USS Ortolan (ASR 22).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1974 | 1975 – 1979 | 1980 – 1983 | 1984 – 1987 | 1988 – 1991 | 1992 – now

Micket, Terry ( Ed )EM31975 – 1978EngineeringHi shipmates, yes I am still alive. Trying to find info on oxogyn fire onboard,don't remember year.CPO Starcher injured.Looking for old shipmates from electric shop or others.Retired AEC Feb 96, my best to you all..cheer
McVehil, JohnRM21975 – 1975Radio
Ferrara, AlfredE-51975 – Jun 1981EngineeringLiving in Brick Township on the Jersey Shore. Used my IC training to stay in Telcom. Semi-retired now. Active in the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ... thanks to crewman and buddy; ET2 Jeff Hosman. Gimme a shout Jeff
Channell, Steve (Clutch)EN3/EN2Mar 1975 – Sep 1979A-GANGHad a great time while onboard, learned a lot about engineering. Was out for 6 yrs and went back in the Reserves and stayed for 20 and retired as an ENC. I am an industrial chiller plant operator for a major DOD Plant.
Sweeney, DennisE3Apr 14, 1975 – Sep 18, 1977deck handi'll write more if i can log on
Bussler, Rowland / BuzzET2Aug 1975 – Jul 1979Ops / EngGood times, great friends, some major disasters. Some of those friendships have stood the test of time. The wife and I are both USN Ret. Would love to hear from old shipmates. Currently reside in Tennessee.
Maxwell, Wayne (Max)ET2Sep 1975 – Jun 1977Ops / EngBridge crane operator / ET. Made two Caribbean cruises. Settled in Titusville, Florida
Quinn (Now Sletten), JamesAN/SN/HMSN/HM3Oct 1975 – Jun 1978Deck Dept./ Medical Dept.
Martinez, DaveNov 1, 1975 – Jun 1, 1979I was a mess specialist. work in supply mostly, with Mike devino, Remeber LT. kenupel (German) Mike Devino
Ferguson, GarySTG-3 /Bridge Crane Operator /ETNov 27, 1975 – Aug 22, 1976ET/BCR/STHad an awsome 9 months seasick filled stay on the floating tennis court. All we did was sunbath and fish!! When we weren't sinking motorboats or stealing golf carts.
Bachenberg, PhillipEM31976 – 1979EE01Now Living in Omaha NE Things are going Ok. I work for Omaha Public Schools now. I wish I could have a beer at Paulette's again.
Gordon, HillSK21976 – 1981SUPPLY
Hunt, GeneSNJan 1976 – Jun 1976DeckMy first ship. Amazing storm, March '76. Left Ortolan to attend GM 'A'. On to CV-61
Hosman, JimETR2Feb 13, 1976 – Oct 17, 1977Bridge Crane Crew & Radar MaintenanceDoes anyone know what happened to PO Gasper??? I cmpltd my 6 yr enlstmnt & left the Navy & the infamous "Ortabird" fiasco in Oct 1977. Whew! What an ordeal! Apparently they never did get the BCrane system to work .<jjeffrey1@adelphia
Kavanagh, MichaelEM1(DV)Mar 1, 1976 – Aug 28, 1978DivingInteresting time
Hill, II, GordonSK2Apr 1976 – Apr 1981Supply
Waterman, StevePHC (DV) (PJ)Apr 1, 1976 – May 13, 1977XI was a Diver, 1st Class, and ran the photo lab on the USS Ortolan. Also worked in the dive gang. Helped the Navy decide to trash this piece of junk. It was never intended to be a sub rescue ship, but was a funnel to send money to specops.
Flynn, JerrySK1Apr 18, 1976 – Jun 17, 1977SupplyWould like to hear from some of the shipmates
Chism, LeeEN2May 1976 – Dec 1979EngineeringStumbled across this site. I recognized a few names. Thought it would be interesting to hear from old crew members.
Hallas, JeffEN2May 1976 – May 1979A-gangEnjoyed serving on the ship, it was a one of a kind vessel. Great people and great times.
Beach, LeslieET 2Jun 1976 – Jun 1979OPS ENGAlways sea sick. Still talk about driving the bridge crane. Got out after my six years. moved back to Indiana Still live there. Still married after 33 years.
Roemer, BrandenMRFA / MR2Aug 17, 1976 – Dec 21, 1979A Gang / Machine Shop"Now stand by for heavy rolls while the ship is coming about." What a ride. Living off the ship for a year with Pratt, Cyr, Bach, Findley, Chism. Too much time at Silver Saddle/Purple Onion & Paulettes.
Knapp, GeorgeMS-21977 – 1981Supply/food serviceTrying to find friends. Find me on facebook george edward knapp or Gmail is
Pilson, Bill PillyEN2Mar 1, 1977 – Sep 20, 1981ENGZEVON, BROCCOLLI, OR BROZ ANY OF YOU GUYS AROUND? Remember the party house in Norfolk, Civilian yard in Ft. Lauderdale, Bahamas, Bermuda, Novia Scotia. But of course we spent more time tied to the pier then underway!
Finley, Garfield/fishEN3Apr 1977 – Aug 1979EngineringLooking for Tom Pratt any ideas
Fazzino, Thomassh-2May 17, 1977 – May 19, 1979supplylooking for gordon hill
Heintz, BillPNCJun 1977 – Oct 1979X PersonnelDoes anyone out there know what happened to the Ortolan? She was my last oand most favorite ship.
Merton, MarkET-2Jun 21, 1977 – Jun 1, 1980REHD, Engineering, OpsI'm glad to see this page here. What memories! I went on to become a defacto engineer and am now finalizing my degree in Information Systems Management. I also changed my gender! Surprise! I am well and hope everyone I knew is well.
Finley Garfield, FishEN3Oct 23, 1977 – Aug 26, 1980STBD ENG RMWHATS UP PILLSON , BOB? KICKED BACK IN KY.
Stommel, Robert (Stormn Stom)EM1Oct 28, 1977 – Jul 8, 1980EI spent a lot of time in the battery locker. But it wasn't easy to get to in a storm.
Stanton, Robert / RobbyBM3Dec 26, 1977 – Jun 15, 19801stThe Ortolan was my first ship, I had just turned 18 and I must say it was a very interesting experience. I am glad to see this site. I've already made plans to touch base with one of my best friends from those days.
Clarkston, CoryEN21978 – 1980Engine Room, AUXMain engine room, Aux division
Broadnax, PaulEm3Jan 1978 – Sep 1979eng
Mahoney, Kenneth profile iconQM2Apr 1978 – Feb 1980OPS
Calvanico, RichEN3-4Jun 12, 1978 – Sep 17, 1979EngineeringEngineroom
Frazier, MikeSTG2Jul 1978 – Aug 1980Sonar/ Bridge CraneI remember running the bridge crane Norfolk, Ft.Lauderdale,Bahamas, Nova Scotia, Charleston
Hylla, FrankBM3Aug 9, 1978 – Sep 25, 19802nd Division Deck DepartmentAny one who was on the ship like Knapp George
Anderson, Donald Po AndyE-4Oct 1978 – Apr 1982enginering1st boat arrived Ft Lauderdale Fl wet dock broken rudder 2 months latter underway. rode like a shoebox on the water. hurricane in 79 over a wave under a wave, went out port side rode 2 waves came back in earned my DAWG
Mayo, Joefn/icDec 1978 – Feb 1979Ei ran ships entertainment system (grateful dead ect.) looking for Bruce hullson from IC shop.
Kirk, DonENFN1979 – Sep 1981ENGdeck dept 1st year or so then starboard eng room
Finsel, Stephen profile iconEN3Jan 1979 – Nov 1980ENBeen a long time since I stepped off of the ship and got into the real world. The Ortolan was my second ship, I had been on the Los Alamos in Scotland pulling subs out of the water and wanted to ride, and what a ride!
Schall, MichaelEN2Jun 1979 – Nov 1982Main PropulsionUpper and Lower Engine Room, DCPO, RPPO, FOWK, MCS Operator. 28 years later, still remember coming aboard for the first time. Cory, Wally, I hope you guys are doing well; if my hunch is correct, you're both retired lifers.
Schall, MichaelEN2Jun 1979 – Nov 1982Main
McLean, PatrickEN2Jul 1979 – Jun 1981M-DIVSchall, Clarkston, Pilson, Spann, Jackson, Nichols, Warren, Brock, Brazzo, McCauley, Finley, Chaffin, Kupko, Anderson, Coffee, Allen. I often think of you guys and too many other names to name here. Hope this finds you well.
Hudson, ScottEN2Dec 1979 – Jul 1981A Gang, upper level watchWow what a load of memories!!! Waving a hand at Cory,Fitz,Stamp,Pilly,Brock, crazy anderson... Hope you guys are all doing well! Hate to think of the O as decom'ed., give me a shout sometime

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