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USS Assurance (MSO 521) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Assurance (MSO 521). 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 39 crew members registered for the USS Assurance (MSO 521).

Norton, Kerryunknown1958 – 1962unknownMy step-father served on this ship from 58-62. He can only remember a few crw members last names. They are:Boyles,Stokes and QM-"Pappy" Sneltzer. Robert Thomas is his name. PLz contact me if his name rings a bell.
Maurer, PerryPO3 / E-41958 – 1960SignalsThis is PO3 Perry Maurer's son, Perry Jr, LtCol USMC ret. He would want to wish all his shipmates, fair winds and following seas.
Bryant, NeilSNNov 1958 – Sep 1960com mine div 81
Tilley, Edward////dougENFN/ EN-3Nov 21, 1958 – May 10, 1961Would like to hear from any ship mates.
Francoeur, Robert / FrenchySNNov 28, 1958 – Dec 15, 1960DeckLooking for shiopmates from that time frame...
Tilley, Edward ( Doug )Enfn1959 – 1960engine room
Cartwright, EdwardRM3Oct 25, 1959 – Aug 23, 1961RadioI am researching for my father who served on this ship.
Cox, Everett (Buddy)RM21960 – 1961RadiomanI left the Assurance just just before the Med cruse in 61. I went for Operation Deep Freeze in the South Pole, a real experience...The Assurance was a great experience..
Clodfelter, Thomasen3Jan 1961 – Sep 1963engine roomlooking for Tilley to respond as shipmate of uss assurance or anybody else from that time period
Childs, DavidQMCOct 1961 – Sep 1967Operations/Navigation Six years/several Med / carribean/ shipyard periods plus daily ops. Over all a great ship and crew. I enjoyed PC (when we were there).
Willis, DonaldSFP21963 – Jan 1966EngineeringMed cruise was fun, retired now, retired with 33 yrs of service in educ, taught Hi School 9 years, Elem. Principal last 24. Would love to hear from old shipmates. Married with twin boys 41 years old. 3 grans, boy11, giirls 8 & 7
Williams, Raymond (Willy)ETN31963 – 1964operationsAttached to Mine Defense Lab in Panama City, Fl. Did a cruise in the Caribbean. Inez ran the local bar! Doug Boucher was my striker.
Leyendecker, BillRD2Jul 20, 1963 – Feb 15, 1966OIReported aboard as a seaman deuce in "63 and left a RD2 in '66. I met some interesting people in three years on the Big "A". Chief Ponds and Ron Mc Sally influenced me the most, You too, Hutch !!!
Smith, Daniel (Dan)RD3 (RET DPCS)1964 – 1965OISmall ship, great crew. Loved being homeported in Panama City, FL. Made a Med cruise on her. 19 days across the Atlantic.
Brown, George T.GUNNER MATEJan 1964 – 1966Trying to locate others who were stationed in Panama City, Florida on Assurance and Vital 64-66. 707-655-6007
Purden, HarryEM1Mar 15, 1967 – Nov 24, 1971Engineering Department/ElectricalGreat crew and times. A tight family. Looking for BM1 Ingle and LDCR S.J. Snuffer.
Phelps, RonEM2Feb 1968 – Oct 1969E DivMed cruise I'll never forget.
Pierce Jr, RichardSK3 E-4Aug 1968 – Nov 1970Supply CorpsPreviously made contact with shipmates. Change of email address had to reinstate myself. Retired four years ago doing volunteer work in public library, high school and national park in Georgia last winter
Pierce Jr, RichardSK3Aug 24, 1968 – Nov 1970SupplyStarted in Deck later into Supply. becoming SK3. Great Mediterranean cruise in 1969 seeing European ports and sights as well as Charleston, S. C. A great life experience with many rewards being enjoyed today.
Whitaker, DanielIC1Dec 15, 1968 – Nov 15, 1970E-Div.Great Two years. Worked with great Sailors for those that remember Jug,Cuppa, Big Mike ( T ), Squirrel,Sparks ,HP
Bocook, JohnEnJan 1969 – Oct 1970ElectricalAny one
Rossano, Joseph (Joe)SNJul 9, 1969 – Oct 1970OperationsI had good times in Panama City. We had a great crew. The only bad time I can recall was Mess Cooking during Mid-Rats off the coast of Cape Hatteras while the cook decided to clean the steam tables with dry vinegar.
Inverarity, David profile iconGMG3Jan 1970 – Nov 1970Mine Division 81
Morris, Reid (Moose)ET3Jan 21, 1971 – Apr 16, 1975OEFirst of many, definitely the best. A family environment? Naw. Just a very tight crew! We had fun.
Smith, Hal SmittyBm3Mar 14, 1972 – Mar 1974Deck DivisionIf any one remembers the Bahamas, that was a big shark down there.Tony ,Steve and myself diving under the ship to undo that cable.
Crotteau, George Cave Man Or FrenchySNJun 1972 – Jan 1973
Willis, ClarenceEnsignJun 20, 1972 – Feb 1973OpsIron men on wooden ships we were.
Sanders, Steve (Tex)EM3Sep 25, 1972 – Sep 23, 1974EngineeringThe best duty I ever had. I miss it alot, had a great time and learned alot about what is important in life (besides liberty ports). Fresh water, good chow and ICE CREAM!
Wilmoth, JamesLtjgMay 1, 1973 – Nov 2, 1974TASS
Wise, ThomassnJul 1973 – Jul 1975bmThe USS Assurance and the many men that helped me grow up.So many great memories.
Kachurka, PatrickRM3Sep 15, 1973 – Jun 1, 1975COMMUNICATIONS
Steiner, D.OT1Jun 1974 – Jun 1976OTMy first and last ship as an OT. Had alot of fun in the TASS van with a great bunch of OT's! The Med Cruise was fantastic! The skipper, Lt. W.B. Tirrell, turned out to be an okay guy once we got out of Charleston!
Willis, ClarenceLTJGJul 1, 1974 – Sep 1975OpsReturning for Med Deployment on AG-521.
Harris, Paul (Horrace )EN 2Oct 14, 1974 – Apr 14, 1975Eng.Still looking for several people I served with I hve loacated 7, I am still looking for Wayne Harper and a couple of others that made life a bit more fun!
Miller, ClintOT21975 – 1977OTOnboard AG-521, after duty on an aircraft carrier - what a change. I see a few here that I remember, I trust all is well. It was a sad day when she was sold for scrap, a most unbefitting end to a grand lady indeed.
Masters, BruceOS3Jan 1975 – Sep 1977OIWas on board after her conversion to AG. My first ship, what a long strange trip it was. We had a great time. The one ship I truly miss.
Fretschel, EdwardHM1Jan 1975 – Sep 1977No one believes the stories I tell. It definitely was an adventure.
Pearson, ChalieE-4Jan 15, 1975 – Aug 15, 1977
Walsh, MarkE'2Aug 4, 1976 – Jun 7, 1978deckafter decomissioning went to uss Edson dd946.assurance was my first ship. remember ridding out hurricane with willy and the capt on the bridge and look out. that was a long night. took a look at the sea bat ha ha.

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