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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

Steudlein, Terry (Stud)SN AT21958 – 1960R 4Made the 1959-1960 WESTPAC CRUISE...Hawaii, Wake Island, Marcus Island, Collision with the Mitsui Line, Yokosuka Japan...Hong Kong....
Abney, AbbieMM31958 – Aug 1958M div EvapsChief Moore took me off the evaps, and put me in the Fwd Engine room
Brozovich, Joseph (Broz)IMSN-IM2Apr 1958 – 1961R-2Assigned to to office machine repair shop.
Kitchens, HowardBT2May 1, 1958 – May 1, 1962B Division
Andrews, KennethBT 2May 20, 1958 – Aug 20, 1965B
Campbell, VernalIC-2Sep 7, 1958 – May 29, 1960E DivisionI reported aboard on a Sunday morning, Long Beach, CA The ships Telephone Switchborad had caught fire the Saturday night before and was completely destroyered by the Fire. Wow, what a job to replace it IC gang did good
McCann, Harlan ChuckSNDec 1958 – Jun 1962Operations
Clark, Lawson (Sonny)FA1959 – 1959m-divison
Martin, GordonFT2Jan 1, 1959 – Apr 5, 1962R5, Ordnance Repair ShopI just finished my book, "Gone Asiatic" available on Kindle, about my time on Prairie 59-62, the collision, Olongapo, Yokosuka, Hongkong, Okinawa. An honest account of opur lives on Prairie, liberty, the work we did.
Trammell, William (Bill)EN 3Jun 6, 1959 – Jun 15, 1961A DIVBOAT SHOP
Lund, Kennethmm3Oct 1959 – 1963m
Driggers, MorrellE4Nov 1959 – Nov 1963B Division
Church, JamesSFM31960 – Dec 1962R-1
Kinney, David (Dave)EM31960 – 1963E
Henry, Charles Aka Choounsure1960 – Feb 1966unsureI'm looking for anyone who may have served with my dad, Charles "Choo" Henry (from Florence, NJ). He was a member of company 61-509. If you remember him, please email me at Thank you.
Lewis, John LouDC31960 – 1963R1
Spiry, Lynnard (Spike)SFP2Jan 1, 1960 – Oct 15, 1963R1Pipe Shop, West Pac 2 cruises
Shelley, Robert/bobMMFNFeb 1960 – Jun 1960M Division aft Engine RoomI only served on the Prairie for a period of 6 months. My recollection is kind of foggy now but I doubt if anyone will remember me from the short time I was there.
Miller, DelbertEM2Aug 9, 1960 – Dec 30, 1964R3Any Electrical repair out there
Morrison, MelvinSFP21961 – 1966R1I am looking for some of the shipmates of my Dad, Melvin Morrison. Would love to have contact-please email me at
Kenny, TomIM3Jan 1961 – Jan 1966R2Started in 1st Div. then on to the Instrument Shop with Linderman, Parish, Hunt, Davis, Serer, Anderson - can't remember the rest. Drop a line if you were there.
McKenzie, Gerald PNCMMay 15, 1961 – Jan 1, 1966X divisionMy Dad's info , he loved this ship and crew was onWes-pac, Knox of the rocks, Hong Kong . I went abord many times as a kid. Hope you had a good memory of him ty , Kevin
Schumacher, RogerE4 (DM3)Sep 1961 – Aug 1962Repair DeptWas a Draftsman 3rd-assigned to Tech Library. Was also Repair Dept duty driver. Worked for LTCDR Steeves. Came on board just as ship came into Hunters Point for FRAM. spent first 6 months on board in dry-dock!
Harmon, LarrySNSep 10, 1961 – Dec 31, 1963DECKWas boat coxswain for captain &officers had the greatest time with the deck crew guys lost touch with every body I miss the time on board ship
MacKs, LeonardSFM2Oct 1961 – Jun 9, 1965"R" & R-1Worked in sheetmetal shop
Lafeir, BobE-3Nov 3, 1961 – May 5, 1963E DivisionI had a great time would do it over in a heart beat, with a few changes...
Gassie, Joseph "joe"ET21962 – 1965R-4Worked on ECM gear, Metrologist.
Donaway, WilliamSN1962 – 19641st. Divisionlots of memories
Hoskins, Sherwood Ferrell ( Rebel )DT31962 – Jan 24, 1965DentalWent aboard in Yokosuka. Enjoyed my time aboard and miss a lot of my old friends. Dr Richard Gear was a good friend and Dr. Lehman. One of the techs was Harry. Can't remember his last name.
Duncan, Paul "dave"BT E-5Jan 1962 – Dec 1965
Peterson, Byron "Pete"YN E-7Jan 1, 1962 – Jan 1, 1963YoemanThis was my father. He was aboard the Prairie and the Dixie while in San Diego. He retired in 1968 at the University of Notre Dame. He passed in 1991.
Snyder, GailSCPO ENJan 31, 1962 – Apr 13, 1962Repair
Huit, RalphSfm3Feb 1962 – Jul 1965Sheet Metal ShopI was a welder working on the Destroyers that would be tied alongside. Discovered that many were held together by paint and rust. Kept them together to he best we could.
Wilder, JoeYN3Jun 1962 – Feb 19, 1965AEngineering Log Room Yoeman Serving on the Prairie was a good experience. I met some very interesting people and had fun. Floyd Vercher - Bake shop where are you
Lyon, KennethSM3Jul 1, 1962 – Jan 3, 1964OperationsCame aboard the Prairie in Yokosuka. Stayed until discharge in San Diego in Jan 64
Bradler, TomIC3Oct 1962 – Jun 1966Gyro Shop R-3
Shugarman, BillOM3Oct 1962 – Jan 12, 1965R-2I served in the optical shop - did two west pac cruses-in the shop at that time was Tom Reinert, Jim Zagotta, Smitty, Andrews, Al Drews and a few that I don't remember.
Cribbs, Thomas C.IC2Oct 1962 – Nov 1966R3Spent my time repairing gyro's
Schmitt, LarryET21963 – 1964R4Live in Dallas, TX
Smith, RoySK21963 – Apr 1965Supply
Bednarick, BobIM-3Mar 1963 – Apr 1, 1965R-2I was in the Instrument shop except for 3 months compartment cleaning. during my time aboard. I did Westpac Cruise 1964, Live in Cadillac, Michigan.
Lenahan, AndrewBM1Jul 30, 1963 – Sep 26, 1963?I am Andys son Andrew
Burnett, Walter (Walt)DC3Sep 15, 1963 – Mar 10, 1967DCJust curious about the good ship that was such a big part of my life
Williams, JohnMM2Dec 15, 1963 – Nov 7, 1966M

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