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USS Rowan (DD 782) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Rowan (DD 782). 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 69 crew members registered for the USS Rowan (DD 782).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Stein, Frank EFC31944 – 1946CF DIVMy Grandfather Frank stein was a plank owner on the USS Rowan DD782. He was drafted into the navy in 1943 and separated in 1946. He passed away in 2008 at the age of 83. My name is Chris Stein his grandson..
Lynch, Bud (Lawrence)Seaman 1st ClassApr 1945 – Oct 1946DESTROYER DIVision 129Hello friends, remember the typhoon. Greetings especially to Medore, George Pantellie,and McGloughlin and family. Please any crew members send a note, it will be replied to. I am willing to share crew and ship pictures.
Melton, LorenFT1Mar 15, 1949 – Jan 15, 19532nd
Dowd, JimPFCOct 19, 1953 – Oct 18, 1954FOXONLY MARINE BILLETED ON DD750 DURING KOREAN WAR
Palmer, JohnFP1Dec 20, 1954 – Mar 1, 1957USS ROWAN 782
Akins, RichardBMSN1956 – 1957
Moore, BobbyGM31956 – 1960Weapons
Shaw, JerryMM PO2/C1957 – 1959EngineeringMade 2 West Pac cruises, including becoming a Shellback en route to Australia. Made One cruise to the Cape (South America to escort the Ranger to San Francisco. Rode out Typhoon Frieda. (not fun)
Lapine, GarySonarmanDec 1958 – Jan 1961Gunnery
McClure, RichardBM21961 – 19661st division
Martin, Thomas (Tom)BM31961 – 1964Deck CrewLooking for crew members that was aboard for the 1962 Nuclear tests at Christmas Island.
Brown, JamesEM31961 – 1962EWhat a great old lady she was...
McClure, RichardBM2Jan 23, 1961 – Apr 6, 19661st divisionI served aboard the USS Rowan DD782 from 1961-1966. I did (2) WESPAC cruises 61(Australia) & 65(Vietnam) I went through "FRAM II from 63-64 I am looking for shipmates for the years I served aboard the Rowan
Pearson, MauriceETN2Apr 1961 – Oct 4, 1963OE
Shelton, LarrySeamanJan 1, 1962 – Jul 1, 1962FoxWent here right after boot. We went over the equator, took part in Operation Dominic (Atomic Tests). From there went to Fire Control A school.
Pomeroy, RichardSMSNJun 1962 – Jan 10, 1965CommunicationsWent on goodwill tour to take ship to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Many countries in Cen Amer thru the Panama Canal and many in caribbean to Mayport,Fl and onto Newport,RI and finally Philidelphia, Pa then back to SD,Ca
Tutton, Dwighte3Jun 9, 1962 – Dec 17, 1964commseriermaniam looking for a Richard Mculre
Smith, RobertRD2/1Nov 1963 – Nov 16, 1964O divGreat time on this ship
Stahl, Eric (Rick)STG2Mar 4, 1964 – Jan 4, 1967FOXServed in Rowan from Fram conversion in Philly yards till 1st of 1967.Joined when 17 w/parents consent,grew up in Rowan.Looking to rekindle memories with crew members on 1st 3 trips off coast of Vietnam.
Stahl, Eric (Rick)STG2Mar 4, 1964 – Nov 30, 1966FoxJust looking for shipmates that were on the 1st two Vietnam tours
Taylor, RogerE2Nov 1964 – Feb 1965R DivisionJust looking to see if any of my shipmates are around. This was over 65 years ago, so my memory is a bit foggy. I do remember a few names though.
Miles, JonathanETN21965 – 1967DASHLooking for Webster, Strong, Davis, Mr. Johnson, pictures of DASH ops.
Gisel, GlenSNFeb 1965 – Apr 1967DASHFound many friends aboard ship and did a lot of "growing up".
Peckham, Robert (Bob)E-71966 –A/S DivisionMy father served aboard the USS Rowan. All I have is his discharge papers that state he served aboard this vessel. I am seeking the men who may have served with my dad. He passed many years ago and I am searching for who
Gunn, LarryST1Oct 1966 – Nov 1971ASW was on the Rowan 5yrs 1mth. 3 Wespacs.
Fritz, RussellGMG2Nov 1966 – Sep 1968GunneryServed under Lt. Cmdr. Pliss. Made the West Pac 67/68 Looking for Darrel Williams, Torpedoman 2nd class
Hanson, RichardQM2Nov 1966 – May 1970OperationsLiving in Bend, Oregon with wife Georgie
Stiffin, FranklinIC-21967 – Oct 6, 1969RWas on board during the pubelo incident, I,m retired now, journeymen printer for 32 years. Miss the old days but not getting sea sick . If you see this e-mail me
Ahlberg, AlanRD2Apr 1967 – Jun 1970OIRetired Captain USNR
Holz, EvRM2Jun 1967 – Feb 1969commWorked in radio most of my life. Now retired.was aboard the morning we met (up close) with a Russian merchant ship.
Hamilton, RussellE5Jul 1967 – Jul 19697 th fleetlooking fpr shipmates, and information about the DMZ area and namrs of "inland waterways".
Reuter, KeithDK2Dec 25, 1967 – Feb 9, 1970Supply
Margheim, William/dougRM/E5Feb 1968 – Mar 1970CommunicationRetired living in Aurora, CO with wife Gloria.
Walker, RonaldRD3May 1968 – Oct 1969OI
Orias Sr., Eugene (/banzai)DK1Dec 28, 1968 – Dec 29, 1970SupplyHello All, Am the Disbursing Clerk AKA Banzai. looking for SH2 Norman Bloodgett. . We had lots of fun on the WestPac Cruise:1968-1970. E-mail Welcome. Eugene Banzai Orias, DKC Los Angeles
Holloway, VernonGMG3Feb 15, 1969 – Sep 15, 1971A/S, G
Serratt, Johnny ( Searat )mm21970 – 1971m / aM div when l first went abourd then transfered to A div.
Nelson, RossMM3Jan 1970 – 1971Machinist MateI am looking for other's on board during the Westpac of 1970 to 1971.
Hahn, DanielHMC/HMCS`Jan 10, 1970 – Nov 26, 1973H Div
Spicer, Richard (Dick)ETN2Feb 7, 1970 – Dec 12, 1974OEWas part of the Forward Deployment crew that first went to Yokosuka with DESRON 15 home ported at Yokosuka, Japan.
Steve Cline, CrevasETNSNJul 1970 – Jan 1973OEGQ after ECM RED EYE, mount 52 magizine and merry goround during combat ops. Retired Jan 1989 Naval Reserve Readiness Center Great Lakes

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