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USS Forrestal (CV 59) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Forrestal (CV 59). 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 1897 crew members registered for the USS Forrestal (CV 59).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1955 | 1956 – 1958 | 1959 – 1960 | 1961 – 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

O'Neill, EugeneAOC1971 – Nov 4, 1974G - Assembly and Magazine CrewRetired and piped over the side on 4 November 1974
Davidson, James/daveFIRST CLASS PETTY OFFICER1971 – 1971Radarman OIThe Dectectors 1971 Mediterranean Cruise This is my father he was also on the Iwo Jima,and the Hunington in for 9 yrs spent last 8mo as SP in N.F.BASE
Shanks, RobertE-4/CPL1971 – 1971VMCJ-2/ USMCSpent the frist 6 months on her before crossdecking to the Sara. for a full 11 month deployment Had a great time in the Med. Seen alot and Done alot and proud of it.
Andersen, David AndersenDAVID ANDERSEN1971 – 1972OC
Lawson, DannyAO31971 – 1972AIMDServed with CPO George Hale and AO1 Sam Goodlet, Pat Pascal, Ted Newton, Bob Tooley and more. I was proud to be part of Uncle Sams Canoe Club
Madden, MikeE-31971 – 1973A Div. YeomanI remember being 18 walking aboard.... First assignment was "kitchen" making salads. "What a bowl". Ended up in Engineering "A": Div. as yeoman. Had my nose broken in a smoker by an airdale. I hope everyone is doing well
O'Dower, JohnMM21971 – 1972MSpent the tour in Portsmouth then got stuck aboard because of the fire in the Admiral's Quarters
Cowley, RickCS-31971 – Aug 1973S2I wish the ship was going to be a museum and not turned into scrap.
Covey, Dave profile iconAT-21971 –AvionicsProud to have served on the Forrestal. I made some good friends and had some very interesting times. It seems as if we were in dry-dock for a very long time.
Brockhoff, KimADJ3Jan 1971 – Mar 1974VA-85Did two Med. cruises with VA-85 working in powerplants and the flightdeck troubleshooters. Great ship and good times!!!!
Theroux, WayneAQJan 1971 – Dec 1973GM DivisonWas the best time of my life, Loved everything plus my friends that I made Frenchi, Fred, Pete (god rest his soul) I still miss seeing everyone. I miss playing guitar in the nytro locker just off of the hang deck.
Theroux, WayneAQ Seaman 1stJan 1971 – Dec 1973GM Division
Breslin, William Billadj-3Jan 1971 – Jul 2, 1971Hs-3I made the 1971 Med cruise, got out on arrival in Norfolk. Good times.
Scott, AlanAC1 (Retired ACC 12/82)Jan 1, 1971 – Mar 1, 1973OCLPO - 2 Med Cruises. Met my bride in May 1973 in Athens, Greece, visiting fm Ireland w/2 girl friends. Retired 1982 ACC to a wonderful managerial career as an HR Manager. Two children & wonderful memories of CVA-59.
Potter, KennyMU2/E5Jan 2, 1971 – Jun 30, 1971XI served in the ship's band. The band was assigned to the ship's X Division.We played at ship functions, taking on supplies, change of commands, parades and social events all across the Mediterranian Ports. We also helped with CIC watches.
Grienenberger, JohnABH- ANJan 14, 1971 – Mar 8, 1974V-3Hung around with Jose Lopez, Ed Habrack.. others. Was ABH Weatherburn still a sorry jerk after I left ? And.... Who was that midget Chief ? No.. seriously, Some damn good times. Retired San Diego PD Homicide, now living in Scottsville, KY.
Lynn, TommyAT3Jan 17, 1971 – Sep 1, 1972HS-3Short time, but what an expeience. I remember the 1st F-14 Launch
Smothers, Curt profile iconCWO-2Feb 20, 1971 – Sep 30, 1974XForrestal was my first sea duty as a newly appointed warrant officer. I served as Engineering Department Admin Assistant and later as Personnel Officer. The big fire that delayed our Med cruise by 6 weeks was exciting.
Merris, PatrickMM3Mar 1971 – Jul 19742MMR and A AC&R shopMade 3 cruises. Was let off on Corfu and hitch a ride back from there to states via Souda Bay, Siganelli, Naples, Rota, and Madrid. Next time I saw her was from a plane flying into Baltimore in 97. Hope she does better than the America.
Lancia, Ralph/ratE3Mar 1971 – Feb 1973EANY shipmate can contact me if they desire at
Mummert, Davide-4/5Mar 22, 1971 – Jun 9, 1974bhad a blast saw the world just like they said met some great folks norm haley ormo mike patten bobby himeral me at
Solbakken, SteveOS3Mar 31, 1971 – Jul 4, 1974OIServed with a great bunch of guys who worked and played hard together. I joined the FID midway thru the 71 cruise, endured a year in drydock/ the fire of 72, then did the 72-73 marathon cruise. I left when we were in Palma in July 74.
Smith, DanAB3Apr 7, 1971 – Apr 11, 1975V2LOOKING FOR JOE DURA FROH PHILLY
Cox, Conny Raye-3Apr 8, 1971 – May 12, 1974s-2looking for old crew mates
Goodacre, DavidPO3Jun 15, 1971 – Dec 17, 1973NavigationI worked with a lot of good people during my time om board.
Haynes, Jr., EmmettHNJun 21, 1971 – Dec 12, 1971medical
Shelby, James DavidAAJul 11, 1971 – Mar 3, 1975V1Worked flight deck crew Fly 2 10-71 till 3-75
Blatt, MikeHM3/HM2Aug 1971 – Nov 1974MedicalExcept for being in ship yard when I got to the ship it was a great experience.
Esposito, TonyPT3Sep 1971 – Jan 1975OZ IOICLooking for shipmates, drop me a line at
Johnson, RjAkanSep 1971 – Feb 1974S6I served on board the USS FORRESTAL from 1971 74 in S6 division. I met some of the best friends. Some of us has gotten together for a reunio . We've had 2 so far. Our next reunion is August 18 19 20 21 -2016 I. N.O.La. .
Edwards, PierreAX-2Sep 1, 1971 – May 1, 1974AIMDHS-3 deployed on the Forrestal many times. I loved the ship and have many fond memories of my time on board.
Rose, RobertAO3Sep 14, 1971 – May 31, 1973g divisiong division training petty officer; berthed with main deck shop crew.
Cannon, GlenAKANSep 20, 1971 – Dec 7, 1972AIMD
Smith, Eric SmithE-4Sep 22, 1971 – Jun 10, 1974S-3
Tryon, PatrickE-3Nov 1971 –VT-9 NAS Meridain
Lanuto, RalphFNR E-3Dec 1971 – Nov 1973BGood times #4mmr great Med cruise. Still working for the Navy 2007
Banks, BillLI-3Dec 5, 1971 – Aug 1975X Div.Work in the Print Shop from Jan. 71 to Aug. 75. I was there during Peoples Day that was a great day off from work. Made 3 meds one was 10 months long after the fire on JUly 10th 1972 03 level.
Nutter, JackET1Dec 16, 1971 – Dec 6, 1972OEI came aboard the night the second fire started in the Admirals quarters and spread to CIC. It was an interesting time...cutting holes in the ship to get radar consoles out and training school consoles in...
Schaub, DavidGMT21972 – Aug 20, 1975WHad a great time on the FID. I was there for the second big fire. I still remember the 36 hour shifts on fire watch in the yards after. I went on to become a paid Firefighter and am now retired.
Cassidy, Gene ( Hoppy )CS21972 – 1973S2
Horton, James R. (Bob)AO21972 – 1973HS-3Loved Med Cruise. Sang in ships choir. Ron Hazen (Marine Detachment directed), Brian Dunn (Ships Education Accompanied). Looking for LTJG Jim Petersen, LTJG "Ram" Hawley, AO3 Mike Mosca, AO3 John Roberts, AO3 Richard Bell & others in cho
Lopez, Danielcpl1972 – 1973supplyhatd friends from laredo texas
Desmond, Bill profile iconCT-2 (Radio)1972 – 1972CommTDY Norfolk NAVY Base
Murdock, GeorgeE-41972 – Dec 1975V2anyone from V2 division from 72 to end of 75
Onie, KeithHT31972 – 1974Damage ControlWould like to hear from all I was serving with.
Sowder, BillyPN2Jan 4, 1972 – Mar 23, 1974AdminReported for duty and she was in the shipyard in Portsmouth. Educational Services Office.
Medeiros, RichardOS3Jan 10, 1972 – Feb 15, 1974OIHad a great time on the ship, remember the fire in 72 at the pier, and fighting the fire on the 03 level forward working aft with a fire team. Then that long cruise that lasted for 10 months or something crazy like that.
Watson, StevenDATA PROCESSING TECHNICIAN / 3RD CLASS POJan 15, 1972 – Aug 3, 1975S-7Served in Supply - Computer Dept. Loads of Memories, and collected giga-bytes of photos over the years. Been living in U.K. since my dischange (Honorable). Wife - Welsh, Two grown up children - Welsh, and I am STILL a Yank ! ( From Texas ! )
Medeiros, RichardOS3Jan 27, 1972 – Feb 16, 1974OIGot my degree, became a pilot and retired from federal civil service, still work and fly and have a small bus to kep me busy.
De Vore, GeneAQ2 - E5Feb 21, 1972 – May 1, 1975AV-WEPS
Antonio, RalphAO3Feb 28, 1972 – Feb 26, 1976 worked 2nd deck bomb assembly and weapons elevators. then got transferred to flight deck crew.
Guethlein, DaveLI3Mar 1972 – Dec 1975ExecutiveBest friends in the world, many fond memories in the print shop. Would love to re-connect with some of them. Remember printing the P.O.D's?
Trowbridge, PatHT3Mar 12, 1972 – Jan 7, 1974Had a great time with a lot of good people. Hope all is well.
McKay, Gary G.E3 BSMNMar 30, 1972 – Mar 4, 19754th3yrs and 5 days of hell
Laboy, RobertABE3Apr 1972 – Feb 1975V-2
Cassidy, Gene ( Hoppy )CS2Apr 1972 – Feb 1973S2What great memories! The sailors aboard this ship ate pretty darn good and alot!!
Claborn, JerrellAO3Apr 1972 – Sep 1975G-Division Elevator crewI made 3 Med cruises. It was quite the experience for a small town Texas 18 year old. Gene ,Ralph, Rick, Tiny, Gary, Robo, I hope you are all doing well.
Jennings, MichaelDP3Apr 1972 – Feb 1974S-7Made two Med cruises and have lots of good pictures and memories. Reenlisted once and was assigned to China Lake. Retired from IT and Teaching. 4 grown kids, lots of grandkids. Married to My Lovely Bride for 42+ years.
Edgil, BertisEM2Apr 6, 1972 – Mar 30, 1975ETwo Med Cruises. Many long 10 hour work days. Met and made many good buddies.
Barrett, MikeOSApr 9, 1972 – 1975OIThree Med cruises and only 1 night in jail (hey, all charges were dropped!!). Love to hear from anyone who remembers me (Springhead? Fishman? Labella? )
Vogt, KarlElectricians Mate 2nd class EM-2May 1972 – May 23, 1975Engineering
Wright, LawrenceABF 1May 1972 – May 1976V4
Thomasson, R. SandyRMSNJun 1972 – Jul 1972CRI was assigned to the Forrestal TAD to ride the ship to the Med and transfer to the Kennedy. I was onboard when the fire on the 10th was set and assisted in putting it out and some cleanup before being flown to the Kennedy in the Med
Mashek, RickAC2Jun 1, 1972 – Nov 15, 1975OCx
Sanders, Anthony L {grit}mm2Jun 9, 1972 – Sep 19, 1975A3 vent gang
Dunham, James D. Jr. "snuffer"AIRMAN 3Jun 21, 1972 – Aug 9, 1974GI gladly served onboard her for two years in G Division. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Two "Med" tours CVA-59 should be a museum for all of the nation to appreciate.
Bettencourt, PhilipPH3Jun 25, 1972 – May 28, 1975OP Division - Photo LabAlso served aboard the USS Constellation (CVA 64) 1971-1972.
Jamieson, Hugh profile iconABE-3 Petty Officer 3rd Class / E4Jun 27, 1972 – Jul 18, 1975V-2 Launch and RecoveryHugh A. Jamieson and this is his Memorial page moderated by his Daughter Jill Jamieson-Lamb. We are looking for shipmates from every era of the Forrestal for reunions. For more info
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Carver, James/jimAE2Jul 1972 – Feb 1976AIMD/IM3Steamed to the Med 3 times .Miss the friends. i made Bob Ready Jay williams Norm Norman had the best time in my life.
Giles, RaymondAQ3 / AQ2Jul 11, 1972 – Aug 3, 1976AIMD / IM3Spend the 1st week and a half on a roving fire watch, and lost. Looking for Forrestal sailors. e-mail
Dixon, DavidAT2Aug 1972 – Sep 1975AIMD - PMEGot on while still in dry dock after fire. 3 Med cruises as ship's company in Precision Measuring Equipment (PME)
Ormond, Jeremiah (J.j.)MM 3Aug 20, 1972 – May 13, 1975MIt was a great time as I look back. you only remember the good times!!!!!!
Thomas, DaveCPL.Sep 1972 – Jul 1973VMFA-531I worked in the hyd shop for vmfa 531, the gray ghost, we were chosen to go on a med cruise on the uss forrestal.
Malkowski, AlbertRM3Sep 1972 – May 1974CR DivChecking to see if there is anyone from the CR Div. during this time period that I may have served with.
Morrison Jr, Art {morey}ASM 3Sep 10, 1972 – May 26, 1973AIMDHad a good time on the FID. Can't wait for her to go to Baltimore, MD. Met alot of good ole boys from all over. Good times in the Med. If any of my old shipmates or any one else wants to get in touch,feel free. Now I live in Mayfield, NY.
Barros, AgustinE-3Sep 10, 1972 – Jul 10, 1975V-1I would like to have contact with my old pals, e-mail me
Hatfield, StanAME2Sep 10, 1972 – Jul 9, 1973va-81 sunlinersi made two med cruises on her enjoyed the first,hated the second.i did learn a lot about life in the navy.any old sunliners out there? email me at fourcolnago@yahoo
Harsch, BobHT3Sep 15, 1972 – Apr 10, 1975RThe times for me on the ship are now mixed with both good and bad, but mostly good. I would love to hear from anyone that was on board with me. D. Sutfin, C, Griggs, M Richie, Hovey, all the guys from the Pipe Shop. I wish all of you well.
Vickers, Johne2/SAOct 1972 – Sep 1974deck 4th divisionHelmsman, boat coxswain, bowhook
Beaudion, HerbertE3Oct 10, 1972 – Jan 6, 1976S5Because it is veterans day 2011, I was just sitting thiinking about my time aboard the Zippo, and the experience I had will last my lifetime. Happy Veteran Day to all levels of veterans and their survivor Herbert Beadion
Striano, AnthonySIGNALMAN E-3Nov 1972 – Apr 1976I did two med.
Levoy, Robert E.SNNov 1972 – Mar 1974MedicalI started out as a mess cook, then went to deck department and then to medical as a corpsman striker
May, GlennYN3Nov 18, 1972 – Aug 30, 1975Xstarted out in Public Affairs office, working on the newspaper "Forrestal Flyer". Did some time working in TV station WFOR, helping out as DJ, and production dept. Finished up doing mainly officers fittness reports for Capt. Scott, in Capt
Cullom, D.MMFN, MM3, MM2Dec 1972 – May 1981M, P-4, A, E-Xfrom USS Furse DD-882 and USS Sierra (AD18), made 6 Med cruises in 4MMR, Cat shop, Eng Admin, 3MMR retired as CWO-2 USAR/NMARNG
Wood, MikeAT2Dec 1, 1972 – Aug 4, 1975hs-3great experience.. where else could you see the world at age 18. wouldn't trade the experience for anything
Beabout, Earl (Tom)HT 3Dec 5, 1972 – Aug 5, 1975 RHad a good time made lots a friends would like to contact some my brother charlie served in pipe shop with me

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