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USS Prairie (AD 15) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Prairie (AD 15). 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 564 crew members registered for the USS Prairie (AD 15).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1957 | 1958 – 1963 | 1964 – 1967 | 1968 – 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Lindley, RichardTM21059 – 1963
Barber, HerbertE-41900 – 1901Deck, Navnn
Verret, DanielMR3Jun 28, 1900 – Mar 1, 1993R-2THE BEST YEARS OF MY NAVY CAREER WAS ON THE PRAIRIE. I MET MY BEST FRIENDS THERE! MM3 PRUDEDA, MR2 WICKMAN, MR3 BOHATY, AND MR3 CONLEY. I KEEP IN TOUCH WITH ALL EXCEPT CONLEY, AND BOHATY. I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE!
Robbins, Evan Earl "Robbie"1940 –Plank Owner
Brown, Joseph profile iconRM3Sep 25, 1942 – Oct 15, 1945COM
Musgrave, RexChief Petty OfficerMar 4, 1944 –Chief TorpedomanI posted this for my Pop Pop...he passed years ago. But he loved his Country and the Navy. He participated in World War 2. And was a member of The Realm of the Golden Dragons...
Poe, VincentUnknown1945 – 1947UnknownLooking for others who served during 1946 with my grandfather Vince Poe. Also interested in pictures, stories, history etc...
Claytom, GeorgeCM21945 – 1946Carpenters mateMy Dad George Clayton was aboard during WWII, Seen one photo of him and his mate playing cards smoking cigars! He died in 1975
Sears, Charles, Chuck, Charlie, SheriffET1Oct 1945 – Apr 1946ElectronicsI joined the Prairie just before she left Japan for the U.S. carrying 1500 Army troops returning home for discharge. I was Acting Chief Master at Arms. She then returned to Pearl to take on the COMDESPAC Flag.
Wootton, JackS1 - YN31946 – Mar 1949O Div Captains Office - CO YeomanCame aboard in X Div 1946 sent to Yeoman school then returned in 1946 to O Div in Execs office then moved to the Captains office under Captain Forrest Close. Good duty! Lots of good friends, most dead by now. (2009) It was cold in China!
Drake, FrancisS1(CR TO S1Mar 20, 1946 – Oct 24, 1946Looking for a picture of my father in his Navy Uniform
Pelton, Herbert MSO-1Jun 1946 – May 1948LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO COME TO THE REUNION THIS YEAR BEING HELD NEAR THE GREAT LAKES NAVAL TRAINING STATION IN ZION ,IL PLEASE CONTACT ME AT MPELTON613@ALLTEL.NET ASAP FOR INFO
Cole, JimSK#Sep 15, 1946 – May 10, 1948SupplyGreat ship and great crew. Tsingtao China was a good and bad place. Great memories....
Burnett, Paul MFN TO SF11948 – 1955worked for chief smithson (old shitwonk) in shipfitter shop repairing "galvinized greyhounds" anyone serving those years give me a hollar
Kent, Rochelle - Daughter Father Emmett Cecil KentEm2 (t)Feb 2, 1948 – Feb 2, 1953ElectricalMy father was aboard the uss prairie during Korean conflict. He died 40 years ago and I am wondering if anyone knew him. Champion boxer. His name is Emmett Cecil Kent
Burnett, PaulSF2May 15, 1948 –repairi served on Prairie from late 1948 to 1950, came aboard fireman 2nd and made sf2
Nelson, GarryBM-3Nov 16, 1948 – Oct 11, 1952
Myers, Herman “sparky”EM21950 – 1952Electricial
Moore, Bobby Odell (Daughter J'Nell Smelley)Store Keeper 2nd ClassSep 21, 1950 – Aug 1953SupplyI am looking for anyone who was on ship btw 1950-1953. I have abt 60 photos that were taken aboard ship & on shore that I would like to share. My dad died when I was 2 and we don't know who the people are in the photos
Ussery, Lawrence(Useless)ME-2Oct 13, 1950 – Apr 19545th DivisionWorked in Shipfitter Shop
Feltz, LeoSK1Oct 14, 1950 – Dec 12, 1951Supply
Breton, Robert....(Hambone)FN1 Shipfitter R Divisioni.Feb 12, 1951 – Dec 8, 1953R Division Ships CompanySadly I've lost total contacts with old shipmates. Robert Leon Smith (CA.) Donald E Smith( CA).brothers) Raymond J Canty (Mass). Chief Nygaard, Clement Boehm, JImmy Moore, Ken Rutherford (Galveston)
Bernu, JohnMR3Mar 1, 1951 – Jan 1, 19554thStill in touch with good shipmates Lee, Hugh, Don, Spano. Lots of good of memories. Good crew, good duty.
Holtzclaw, Travis (Clem)EM1Jun 1952 – Oct 10, 19554thWould like to hear from the guys from the elect repair shop that I served with.
Lovelace, DennisMolder First ClassApr 12, 1953 – Mar 12, 1957Believe it was Divison 4We had a ball in the old Foundry, but we kept them old Destroyers going.Lot of the others too. Burgess,Hanks,Johnson,Burbe,Smith,My little Arkensaw buddy,your name I can't remember.Just made secound class.
Roberts, JamesMR1Jun 1953 – Dec 1956RepairWorked in Machine Shop- Friends with Bruce N Anderson-Billy J Parker- William Holder. Left ship in Persian Gulf 1956. Anyone rember me I would like to hear from you. E-mail jamesandjewellr@yahoo.com
Hoy, EarlSK1954 – 1957S-1I served aboard the Prairie 1954-57 and 1962. I was in S-1 Division SK3 and came back in 1962 as SK1. I saw a list for Larry Dilts & would like to hear from him & shipmates. My email is fastee4@hotmai.com.
Moore, Richard (Dick)ETR2Mar 9, 1954 – Aug 15, 1957RepairMany good times in the round the world cruise. Lost track of most, but relocated my mentor, Lee Wagner in the San Francisco Bay area. We stay in touch. Would like to hear from old friends.
Dilts, LarrySK2Nov 10, 1954 – Jul 30, 1957S1Would like to hear from shipmates especially storekeepers from 1954-57. I hated the Navy when I was aboard ship but that was because I was too immature. I had lots of great experiences and learned a lot. We made a world cruise in 1956-57.
Henderson, JackDT1Apr 15, 1955 – Apr 17, 1957DGlad to find this webpage. Hope to find some old shipmates.
Mansell, Robert / BobFa1956 – 1957RepairLooking for any old ship mates who may have known my grand father robert travis mansell might have gone by Bob would love to hear the stores I wish he could of shared with me while he was on the world cruise
Monaghan, DennisFT2Jan 1956 – Sep 11, 1957Repair
Grenz, ClydeFeb 10, 1956 – Aug 15, 1957S-1
Dozier, RossOM3May 1, 1956 – Jan 28, 1959R3Looking for others who made the World Cruise
Armor, Thomas (Tom)E1?1957 – 1961UNKNOWNMy father passed away in March 2010. He served on the USS Prairie from 1957 to 1961. Discharge papers misplaced; awards unknown. Do you remember him? We'd like to make contact with anyone who remembers him. Thanks!
Wilson, Alfred (Willie) profile iconsn1957 – 19602nd divlooking for anybody in 2nd div or on board 1957 to 1960 remember wilson a.m. herbet pugh e.f.johnson etc.etc.or on the boxing team with me great memories..happy sailing al wilson..541-227-6851
Lyon, Jay (Bigfoot)FT2Jan 10, 1957 – Sep 10, 1960Ships CompanyAnyone out there from this era?
Erdman, William / BillET2Apr 1957 – Jun 30, 1960Electronics RepairI remember Tom Ellis,Michalsky, Ernie Middleton( who bought my motorcycle had an accident and married his nurse), Paul Reams,Pat Reynolds and Robert Shinn. I retired after 41 years as a electronics engineer at ANL in Ill
Dorough, WayneQM2Jul 1, 1957 – Sep 23, 1958O
Shinn, RobertET2Dec 10, 1957 – Sep 10, 1960RepairOne of my sons and a grandson continued the Navy tradition. Wonder whatever happened to Al Bearden, Ernie Middleton, Ed & Robert Barela, etc.
Newman, MikeDec 19, 1957 – Mar 25, 1960Wonder how many of the old R3 Div people are still around from the late 50s.
Newman, MikeEM3Dec 20, 1957 – Apr 25, 1960R 3
Newman, MikeEM3Dec 20, 1957 – Mar 25, 1960

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