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USS Sierra (AD 18) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Sierra (AD 18). 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 570 crew members registered for the USS Sierra (AD 18).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1958 | 1959 – 1966 | 1967 – 1970 | 1971 – 1973 | 1974 – 1975 | 1976 – 1978 | 1979 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Watkins, Tammy0000 – Aug 23, 1987
Miller, KennethMACHINIST MATE 2ND CLASS1943 – 1945My name is Robert Miller. My grandfather was Kenneth Robert Miller. He served on the Sierra in ww2. He was killed by a drunken teenager in phoenix az. on june 12 2006. I had never seen an honor guard before. He was one real good man.
Fontana, Emilioseaman 2c1943 – 19452ndlooking for Nick Rodano
Garzione, PatsyBoatswain's mate1943 – 1946don't knowMy father, Patsy Garzione, was boatswain, during WW11. He kept a scrapbook of pictures and ship memorabilia. Would love to share if there is a forum to do so!
Scholes, GeorgeUnknownJan 1943 – Mar 1946UnknownMy father (same name) served on the USS Sierra
Hecklinski, ErnestSEAMAN 3RD1944 – 1945Ernest is deceased
Herberger, JosephNot sure1944 – 1945Not sureMy dad served on the USS Sierra during WWII. Still living in East Amherst (Buffalo), NY.
Varcoe, StanleyElectrician 3cMar 19, 1944 – May 1946E divisionI'm still living...! Anyone else out there???
Kotoff, RoyMACHINIST MATE 2ND CLASS1945 – 1946My dad served on the USS Sierra. He passed away June 27, 1990. He was always proud of his Naval service.
Frost, EwSeaman 1c1945 – 1946UnknownMy grandfather, EW Frost served on the USS Sierra during WWII. He is very proud of his time in the Navy and always refers to being stationed at Tsingtao, China.
Lyman, CharlesF1/CDec 24, 1945 – Aug 26, 1946B Fwd FireroomThese dates are roughly approximate- I joined Sierra at Port Chicago in 1945, and went into dry dock at Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul-- then took her to Tsingtao, China, where I was transferred to Shanghai, COMSERDIV 101- boatpool
Gallimore, Claris (Clay) profile iconSeaman 2nd ClJan 1946 – Mar 19463rd
Barrera, AlfredSH31947 – 1951Supply
Hicks, Robert???1947 –SecondMy Father Robert L. Hicks served on the USS SIERRA AD 18 Mediterranean Cruise June-Nov 1951.. He helped pic up Bodies from the French Dakota Crash. He was a Gunners Mate.. I would love to hear from anyone on that trip..
Tearney, JohnMM3Apr 12, 1948 – Jan 20, 1952?worked in the evaporaters. 1 trip to China 2 trips to theMed.
Juarez, Luis BBT31949 – Jun 7, 19524thI was on two Med cruises, Jan. 1950 and June 1951. I worked in the boiler room and in the boiler shop. My watches were in the boiler room. I will be happy to communicate with any shipmate or friend.
Bergthold, RaymondIC3May 14, 1949 – Aug 11, 19523rdTransferred from USS Samuel N. Moore DD747 in San Diego;Worked in Gyro Compass Repair Shop; Transited Panama Canal to Norfolk;to Cuba 7/49; to Med 1/50; Philadelphia Naval Shipyard/drydock 9/50; to Med 6/51
Gilliland, R.jackHM 11950 – 1952Med cruise.Recovered bodies from crash of Dakota aircraft
Nelson, WilliamEM2Nov 1950 – Jun 1954EGreat experience!
Dunston, Leonard1951 –
Wolfe, Christopher. Wolfie  NEWF1951 –F
Scroggs, HarryEMFNFeb 7, 1951 – Jan 15, 1954repair
Chaney, Ralph /chunkyMM2Nov 1951 – Jun 1955MAfter engine room
Ellis, ChesterGM11952 – 1952Ordinace Repair
Roberson Jr., TommieB.M3Mar 15, 1952 – Aug 17, 1955Seaman Guard Would like to here from shipmates in this time period
Erickson, Paul M.DT21953 – 1954DentalA good experience for a young guy. I went aboard in late 80's as a visitor. The Capt. wasn't even in the Navy during my tour of duty. They all looked soooo young. I am now a retired dentist and proud to have served in the U.S. Navy.
Meyer, Stanseaman 3 rd classJan 12, 1953 – 19561 FIRST
Driggers, Robert (Bob)RD SNFeb 21, 1953 – Jan 1, 19573rdThis ship was my home for a long while.I made a lot of friends while i was aboard.I stay in touch with one that i was close friend to Roy c. Hearn Clote ,Texas
Chapman, LynnDM2Jun 1954 – Jan 6, 1955EngineeringMember of USS Sierra 1954 DESLANT (Destroyer Force-Atlantic) Touch Football Champions-ATLANTIC FLEET Runners-up....Rode-out Hurricane Diane (115 knot winds) at sea.
Byrnes, RobertLTJGMar 20, 1955 – Jun 20, 1956Personnel OfficerMany fond memories of cruises to Gitmo, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. Otherwise sat in the CE piers in Norfolk and serviced Destroyers. Thoroughly enjoyed my time aboard.
Steinbrecher, Robert/steinySFM3Jan 1956 – Aug 25, 1959Repair Division 5thWould like to hear from old shipmates from Sheet Metal and Ship Fitters Shop.
Erbe, RichardYN 3Feb 1956 – Aug 1957R
Thompson, EdwinSN1957 – 1958PERSONNELASSIGNED TO SHIPS ROSTER, ACTUALLY WORKED FOR DESLANTPERSREP.
Smith, Charles Kennedy / Tex3cpo enginemanAug 1957 – Aug 1958engeneringboatshop served with jerrington, j a palmer, the ship had 3 5inch gun mounts on it then
Kerkemeyer, JamesRM31958 – 1961AdmiralsAfter radio school in Norva I went aboard the Sierra and was attached to ComDesFlot4. I, along with others was involved in Project Mercury at Cape Canaveral handling communications for the recovery of the Astronauts. Great duty.
Sheets, Ralph ( Brad)3rd Class1958 – Mar 19621st division
Baumunk, Walter---------munk profile iconFn1958 – Jan 10, 1960R-3Just that I served on the Sierra, made the 1959 Med Cruise
Swirsky, Charles???Jan 1958 – Jan 1964My father Arthur served on the ship. Any information about him please let me know. He died when I was a young boy Thank you.
Tyler, JohnRM3May 1958 – Jan 1960Operations
Rash, RjSNJul 1958 – Jul 19601st ForceGitmo and Med Cruise,from June til Dec. 1959...Probably the only ship in the Navy to have special sea detail drills,because most of the crew had never been to sea before..I was on the Officers Motor Boat Crew in the Med.
Reynolds, ByronET3Sep 22, 1958 – Nov 4, 1960Electronics!st & only enlistment. After Bainbridge Boot camp served 7 mo on the Harve, PCE 877 on Lake MI. E&E at Great Lakes then to the Sierra & discharged 11/60.
Curtiss, Paul K.MMFNOct 1958 – Feb 1959machinest mateLEFT THE SIERRA AND WENT TO THE MORTON DD948

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