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USS Saratoga (CV 60) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Saratoga (CV 60). 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 2113 crew members registered for the USS Saratoga (CV 60).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1956 | 1957 – 1958 | 1959 – 1960 | 1961 – 1962 | 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 | 1993 | 1994 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Wentzel, RichardE1959 – 1962H DivisionMy Dad, Richard A. Wentzel, served aboard the Sara in H Division from 59 to 62. He is alive and well and living in Massachusetts.
Bentley, JamesAirman1959 – Aug 1960V2 Division #2 catI have met two shipmates. But would like to find more
Mondello, FrederickE-31959 – 1961S-6Looking for shipmates, G O Diffen, Joey Long, Francis t Hutchinson Mario Demaris, and "Gentry " my card playing partner" Wayde towery and any others. Miss you all.
Rice, JimABH-11959 – 1963V-1Made 5 Med. Cruises, loved the Saratoga. Some of the best friends served with me. Hard and dangerous work survived some close calls, Now I'm 76 years old and still have many fond memories. May God rest her soul. Jim Rice
Bell, Frederick WaldoSailor?1959 – 19614th DivisionHello, This is Frederick Waldo Bell's Grandson. I was trying to find anyone who might remember him from his time in service. He was a crew member during the Fire and drove landing boats. He just passed on 08/15/2018
Johnson, Richard We-3Apr 1959 – Apr 1962v-1WAS ABOARD DURING THE CUBAN MISILE CRISIS, AND DURING THE GREAT FIRE IN ENGINE ROOM. WE LOST 7 CREW MEMBERS IN THE FIRE, INCLUDING OUR CHAPLIN. MADE 2 MED CRUISES. AND LEFT FOR STATES FOR MY DISCHARGE ON THE THIRD.
Wright, SamSeaman 2ndApr 1959 – Jan 10, 1962EngineeringAir Conditioning, O2N2,
Hobbs, Davidab3May 1959 – May 1960V-1 #2 CatsWOW! What an experience for a kid barely in his 20's. Never forget the '59 Med Cruise. Never forget the danger on the flightdeck, and almost "buying the farm" a couple of times. Love to hear from some of my buds.
Leclere, LeoSH SNMay 1, 1959 – May 1, 1962S3
Reed, Teddph-3Jun 1959 – Aug 1961ops phoho lab
Lambert, DavidEMFA TO EM2Jun 5, 1959 – Jun 23, 1964EThe longest five years of my life! A memorable experience.
Usher, Ogden BillyAGANJun 16, 1959 – Aug 10, 1962OAThe Navy prepared me for a good job. I retired from the National Weather Service after 36 years service. Was stationed in Nashville Tn, Cold Bay Ak, Jackson MS and Bristol TRI Cities TN.
Kelter, JimYN3Jun 18, 1959 – Mar 21, 1961X-ADMINI WAS ASSIGNED TO CHAPLAINS OFFICE. HEAD LIBRARIAN FIRST YEAR. YEOMAN 2ND YEAR. ASST. CATH.CHAPLAIN WITH TOUR SALES/LISTS WHILE ON MED CRUISES. WAS WORKING FOR PROT.CHAPLAIN WHEN HE DIED IN FIRE OF 60. I ENJOYED NITE OPS. & MED TOURS
Gatens, Thomas R.YN3Jul 1959 – Apr 1961X-Legal Office, CAG3 StaffWe served under and with lots of heros. Capt. Hyland, CDR McWhorter, LTjg's Shumaker and Coffee. Many others. Capt. Mehle, "They'll be a boatd leaving for Mayport in 5 minutes." Departing Gibralter in Feb. 1961. Good memories. Gr
Childress, Ron (Chilly)AirmanJul 1959 – Jun 1962V-1Too many unforgettable memories to list. However a few are: Arctic Cruise, 3 Med cruises, 2 Gitmo Shake down cruises, 62 face down of Kennedy/Khrushchev, and played for ships Basketball team. Many unforgettable buddies.
Lanigan, RichardabJul 1959 – Aug 1961v4Was wondering how many of us still alive. Shout out to budnick and wayne overton. How bout mousie?
Player, R LMM1Jul 1959 – May 1962MI was in charge of #3 engine room when we had the fire in 1960 during the Med cruise.
Grafton, John K.GF3Sep 1959 – Aug 1960GMRemember the collision off Hatteras? Too bad we were too young to appreciate what we saw on the cruise. Our GF only lasted 4 years and were made AT'S. Remembering going to school inside compounds. Seems we were always locked up.
Carroll, FrankFA - BT2Sep 1959 – Mar 1963ENG - BInitially assigned to #4 MMR. Finished tour of duty on SARA as LPO in steam catapult shop. 3 Christmas/New Years in a row on the French Riviera. I must have been one squared away Blue Jacket to get that from Santa!!!
Ranney, BillPN2Nov 24, 1959 – Sep 1, 1961X-DivisionI worked in Personnel/Admin Department. Many fond memories of being aboard Super Sara. Was aboard the night of the fire off the coast of Greece when we lost too many crew members.
Renninger, JohnSHL-3Dec 1959 – Oct 1962S-3In charge of dry cleaning plant when I left.
Phelps, DonaldSK-31960 – 1962S-3 divisionI would like to here from anyone who served with me during this time. I worked in the Sales Office aand ordered all the foreign merchandise for the Shipstores.
Inman, KenQM@1960 – 1963Navigation (COM CAR DIV 6)
Rickert, Terryam1960 – 1962op
Klaum, TerryAO31960 – 1962G DivisionAboard the Sara was the best years of my life. What a chance to see the world and enjoy the company of many new friends. Go Navy
Gaccione, JamesABFAA1960 – 1962V-4CAUGHT THE SHIP IN THE MED & LANDED ON BOARD IN A "WILLY FUD" MAIL PLANE. PRETTY SCARY FOR A 17 YEAR OLD KID. SERVED W/A GREAT BUNCH OF GUYS. WAS ON BOARD FOR THE FIRE AND WAS WORKING THE AVGAS FILTER ROOM AT THE TIME.
Doersch, GeorgeEm2/cJan 1960 – Mar 1961E
Gentry, NormanE-3Mar 1960 – Sep 19613rd divisionI AS ASSIGNED TO THE THIRD DIVISION I WAS ON THE MED CRUISE 1960-1961 I WORKED ON #5&7 SPONSONS ALSO WAS ON THE BRIDGE UNDERWAY THE FIRE IN THE MED IN #2 MAIN I WAS ON A REPAIR LOCKER HANGER BAY TWO PORT SIDE
Hudgins, Edward NelsonAE3Mar 1960 – Mar 1963V1Worked Fly1,2,and3 areas. Was catapult 3&4 spotter. Day and night. There were no shifts back then. Will never forget 1st class petty officer Gilbert. He ruled with an iron fist. He made men out of us boys. Made us proud.
Antrim, TomSM3Mar 1, 1960 – Apr 1, 1963CSCame aboard at Brooklyn proceeded to run over a German Freighter on our way to Mayport. Shake down cruise at Gitmo. Drank alot of beer making pyramids. Sure had fun.....
Antrim, TomSM3Mar 1, 1960 – Apr 1, 1963CSChanged ISP
McLaughlin, RobertBT3Apr 10, 1960 – Feb 15, 1963B
Brandon, James (Jim)PN2May 1960 – Oct 1961X DivisionAboard May 1960 - Oct 1961 I left Saratoga in Oct 1961 for VS42 at NAS Quonset Point, RI ETS ' in Apr 1962. Went on to join Army and retired in Oct 1994 as Col (06)
Boyd, TerrySAMay 15, 1960 – Dec 21, 19623rdAny of you deckhands remember me, drop me a line.
Reese, NoelE2Jun 3, 1960 – Mar 27, 1964seventh fleetI worked in # 2 auxilary. made fresh water out of salt water. served in Sara from Dec. 1963 to March 1964.
Love, William (Tony)BT3Aug 4, 1960 – Aug 4, 1962Engineering I was on the ship during the boilerroom fire just off the coast of Athens Greece. We were anchored out for three days to clean up the upper decks and paint from the smoke soot. All this before we pulled into Athens.
Hollenbach, ThomasSeamanSep 15, 1960 – Aug 15, 19631st Division
Kulikowski, Gene / SkiAT2Oct 1960 – 1961CAG 3 / VF 32
Larsen, RobertBT1Oct 20, 1960 – Aug 15, 1964B
Gonzalez II, JoeADJ2Nov 16, 1960 – Sep 3, 1963VF 32, CAG 3, Flight deckBittersweet memories. Overall, would do it again. 3 med, 2 gitmo cruises. Disembarked at leeward,with 1/2 of CAG 3.Castro to invade base in 61. Had air cap over their bases 24 hrs.Xed his dream.Slept on plane wing when possible Part of bloc in 62

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