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USS Gearing (DD 710) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Gearing (DD 710). 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 27 crew members registered for the USS Gearing (DD 710).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Baker, ElmerCOOK, BATTLE STATION FORWARD 40MM1945 – 1946unknownI'm adding this for my father. He seved on the New Jersey and the Oklahoma City prior to the Gearing. He fought in several campains, including Okinowa. His last ship was the Gearing. He passed away from cancer Thanksgiving 1999.
Hebert, ConradMM2Oct 1948 – Jun 1952EBest four years spent on the Gearing
Boehmke, Peter1952 – 1955E
Boehmke, PeterBT1952 – 1955E
Rizzo, SandyGUNNER MATEAug 20, 1952 – Aug 18, 1955
Overton, Richard "Ovey"BT-2Jan 1953 – Nov 9, 1956EngineeringRequested small craft to strike for engineman. Navy's idea of small craft was the destroyer Gearing. Only opening was for BT striker in #1 fireroom. Made the best of it, passed PO 1st class test. Great crews no regrets!
Benchoff, DonaldSO2Dec 1, 1955 – Aug 15, 1959DeckI recall falling overboard in January 1958 while bring up a bathythermograph on a winch. I was in the water off of the coast of Crete for about an hour in 50 degree water before they found me and pulled me aboard again.
Fisher, TroyBT2May 1959 – Feb 9, 1963EngineeringGreat 4 years, Some hard times but many great memories.
Eddie, Fred (Cowboy)TN/E3Aug 1959 – Nov 1960"S"I was a member of the crew for a Med tour and visited the port of Beriut, Leabanon when the first American appeared on Lebanese TV. I also witnessed the first successful Polaris Missell from a submarine.
Nickerson, RandallSNJan 1, 1960 – Jan 7, 19632nd DivisionRandall Nickerson- Registering for my deceased father in law, my husbands father. My husband doesn't know much about his dad due to him dying at such a young age. Hoping that someone would have remebered working with him
Stokes, JamesBM3May 27, 1960 – Apr 27, 19621StDoes anyone remember the SOLANT AMITY cruise to Africa & South America?
Kenneth, BlankenshipMM21961 – 1962After engineroomGQ station: main feed pumps lower level after engineroom : Cuban blockade :very tense time
Dirmeir, GuyIC31962 – 1963Engineering
Kapeghian, JohnSN / GMM3Sep 1, 1962 – Feb 2, 1964deck/aswdeck, kept hearing the firing alarm on asroc deck, became a striker ( for next 23 years). 6 ships, GM "C & B" school, 2 shore duties, 4 1/2 yrs. hospitalization (leg,hip, & back). looking for anyone aboard at that time frame GMTC RET.
Ackley, AllenRDSA1964 –OI
Pachter, ErikE3Aug 28, 1964 – Sep 1, 1966Operations
Cummins, PaulLTJul 1965 – Oct 1966OperationsOperations Officer, Senior Watch Officer, Sea Detail Officcer
Liposchak, BobETR3Jan 6, 1966 – Aug 10, 1966Worked on DASH and radar
Lewis, BobEM STRIKEROct 1966 – Jun 1967A-GangCame aboad just after EM-A School and awaiting Nuclear Power School. Just after I came aboard we made a Med Cruse. We were suppose to go to Red Sea but Gyro broke crossing the Atlantic and we had to stay a month in Naples. Great Memories.
Perry, DavidIC21967 – 1968E
Roberts, Dave (Robbie)TM2Jan 1967 – Oct 19673RDShort stay but sweet. Came aboard in Athens as Lead TM. The Gearing kept us in Port most of the time and that was OK with me coming from DD873 who volunteered for every duty. I loved the summer of 67 at Satellite Beach.
O'Reilly, RonLTJG. SUPPLY OFFICERJun 1967 – Oct 1967SupplyMy time on board was a brief but interesting experience. We spent most of the time in Newport and and several weeks operating out of Port Canaveral.
Garceau, RaymondQM21968 – 1971Operations
Garceau, RaymondQM2Feb 1968 – Oct 1971Operations
Davis, ThomasSK3Dec 30, 1968 – Apr 1, 1972SUPPLY1st TOUR OF DUTY
De Santo, Frank DD7101971 – 1973BT Engineering Foward fireholeMy first ship out of A school. was transfered when she was scrapped in 1973. Spent over 2 years on her.
Minor, WilliamEM31972 – 1972ETemporary Duty prior to Nuclear Power School.

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