The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Henderson (DD 785). 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 98 crew members registered for the USS Henderson (DD 785).
|Eaton Jr., Nathan||SN3||Jan 1, 1977 – Sep 19, 1980||Deck Division||Reported aboard after Navy decided not to decommission her, continuing role as reserve training ship. Weeks after I left, she was decommissioned and sold to Pakistan. Looking for Mike Waterman and others from period.|
|Rangel, David||Seaman E-3||Jan 30, 1977 – Dec 29, 1979||Capt. Office||Loosing power off trhe coast of California and ending up in Newport Oregon was something else.|
|Williams, Phillip||E3||Feb 19, 1977 – Nov 19, 1980||a gang||I was a reserve at that time but put active again down in eng, and boiler room for test run before ship was to be sold. All I know is I spent a lot hours down in the hole trying to fix leaks.|
|Kelly, Rick||LTJG||Jun 1977 – Dec 1980||1st LT / Gunnery||First ship; BEST ship. Was blessed with fantastic CPO's (GMGC Harris, BMC Moore, BMC Garcia, FTGC Holz) and hard-working men. Tight-knit wardroom, many are still good friends 35+ years later. Loved every minute!|
|Laurin, Tom||STG2||Nov 29, 1977 – Dec 19, 1979||WA||I learned a lot about the futility of source level measurements in a reserve can's sonar transducer, but made the best of it and made some good friends along the way. Rotated to shore duty @ NAB Coronado for my final 18 months.|
|Holl, Kenneth||SH||1978 – 1980||S-3 division||I ran the ships store and filled the vending machines. Was|
|Lopez, Steve||E-4||Jan 1978 – Oct 1979||M Division||Those were the good old days working hard, playing hard and taking care of business. Took her out of Bethlehem Steelyard and traveled the coast from Acapulco to Seattle and everywhere inbetween.|
|Biggs, Gene||MM3||Mar 1, 1978 – Jun 30, 1978||A-Gang||Temp duty to 785 at Terminal Island overhaul. Rode around the harbor with C.W. Williams in the motor whale boat. Went to Catalina Island with Ron Hearn. Rode around San Pedro with John _? on his red 1977 Suzuki GS-750|
|Enault, Rich||MM2||Aug 1, 1978 – Nov 1, 1979||A gang||Best of times. Still keep in touch with Bob Natchwey.|
|Rueber, John||LT||Sep 1978 – 1979||Weapons||The best time in the Navy. Great ship, great wardroom, 9 out of 12 ex-enlisted. The XO Bob Goff the best officer I ever met. A happy crew that worked hard and played hard ordered by the skipper Cdr Siemer.|
|Barnes, Chuck||LT.||1979 – 1981||Engineering||Turned Henderson over to the Pakistan Navy, she steamed out of Long Beach proudly. I was borned the day she was commissionsed. She held up better than I did.|
|Sloan, Jim||MM||1979 – 1979||M Division||My first ship. From Long Beach, CA, we went from Acapulco Mexico to Yakima Bay, Oregon and everywhere in between.|
|Sinnott, John||GMG3||Jan 1979 – Sep 30, 1980||WG01||This was my first command out of A school. Loved the tight knit crew and the ports we visited. Was part of the team that trained the Pakistanis when the ship was decommissioned and sold to Pakistan.|
|Coggins, Anthony (Tony)||SKSN||Jan 2, 1980 – Apr 10, 1981||I joined the Navy after H.S. in 1979. I arrived at the Naval Station in Long Beach, Ca. in Jan. 1980 and stepped aboard The U.S.S. Henderson. 18 years old and in the Navy, what a shock! But what a good time. I|
|Ebert, Steve||BT3||Feb 1980 – Oct 1980||B||was there when pakastan came to kick the tires i think they paid scrap price :>)|
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