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USS Robert A. Owens (DD 827) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Robert A. Owens (DD 827). 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 83 crew members registered for the USS Robert A. Owens (DD 827).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1966 | 1967 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Dykstra, Lionel Nickname "Dyke"YN2Nov 4, 1949 – Sep 30, 1951"A"Put ship in commission at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Mass. on 11/4/49 (Plank Owner) and departed on Shakedown Cruise to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1/50. Reported for shore duty, South Boston Naval Shipyard 9/5l & discharged from Navy l954
Dykstra, Lionel Nickname "Dyke"YN2Nov 4, 1949 – Sep 5, 1951AdministrationWas Plank Owner on R A Owens. Commissioned on 11/4/49 and in 1/5/50 left for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for Shakedown Cruise. Left ship 9/5l for 3 yrs. shore duty at So. Boston Annex & discharged from Navy on 7/54.
Clapper, DavidET3Jul 1950 – Jul 1951operationsshipmate Stan Cotchen
Lennerton, RichardSO3Oct 1, 1951 – Jun 15, 1955SONAR GREAT SHIP GREAT CREW MISS THE GOOD TIMES BUT FORGOT THE BAD TIMES
Meeker, Charles P.SEAMAN1952 – 1954
Sciarratta, RaySO3Sep 1954 – Sep 1957SONAR
Lloyd, KenRD 21956 – 1959C.I.C.ALSO KNOWN AS "BIG KEN FROM CAL"
Kopec, RobertFNJun 20, 1956 – Oct 29, 1957
Haynes, Gus E HaynesQM1Sep 15, 1957 – Sep 15, 1961ocadvanced from qm3 to qm1 on the bobby o
Little, RonaldMM31958 – 1958Machinist mateBecause of you My 56 Buick was totaled. I ended up paying for a car that was taken to the scrap yard,Missed ships monement was in the brig for awol In was suppased to go to Key west and asigned ti the USS PERRY DE 1034
Stewart, TerrySO2Feb 12, 1958 – Oct 28, 1959Fire Control
Williams, BobbySM3Apr 16, 1958 – Oct 10, 1961OCI reported aboard as a deck seaman,worked in CPO mess on mess cooking duty and went to signal bridge in l 1959. Worked for Vester Ellis, SM1.Under Ellis supervision, I made SM3 in April 1960. A great time with a bunch of Great Men.
Smith, DarrelcssnsAug 1959 – Jun 6, 1961supply
Barbee, GeorgeEM-2Sep 15, 1959 – Jan 28, 1963EngineeringI was on board for several deployments which included a Med. Cruise and the N. Atlantic. The strongest memories are from the Cuban quarrantine where the Owens intercepted the first Soviet freighter coming out of Cuba.
Copes, GeorgePN31960 – 1962OPSNow retired living in Yorktown, VA
Hassler, KennethGM/3Aug 1960 – Jan 1963GunneryI was assigned to the forward weapon alpha rocket launcher.
Davis, BillRD3Oct 1960 – Jan 1964O1The most enlighting time of my life. Great ship and crew.
Deppe, BobRD2Jan 1, 1961 – May 1, 1963OI
Walton, Eugene (Geno)RD2Feb 1961 – Oct 1962CICOrig. from Mn, now in Florida
Deppe, RobertRD2May 1, 1961 – Apr 1, 1963OITrying to locate Bill Davis, was aboard same time period as me.
Weatherby, Eugene JamesETN1962 – 1963Operations
Bloxom, Warren (Butch)RM2Jan 1962 – Mar 1963OperationsOnboard for Med cruise and for the cuban crisis. When transfered attended B school. Retired in 1978 as RMCS. Retired to Winchester Va.
Gigliotti, Ronald "Ronnie"SEAMANAug 22, 1963 – Aug 18, 1967WeaponsLooking for old buddies. Best crew members.
Roland, DerwoodETN3Jun 1964 – Jul 1966OI
Williamson, JamesIC2Jul 4, 1964 – Oct 7, 1966R
Baker, TomQM21965 – 1967OPSMany great memories from the Bobby-O, crossing the equator, 2 Med cruises and shipmates.
Artiga, MilciadesMR31965 – Jun 20, 1968RMy last cruise on the Owens was on 1968. Searching for the SS SCORPION ,lost around the Azores..
Averill, GaryBT2Feb 5, 1965 – Aug 17, 1968dngeering
Britten, PaulRD 3Aug 1965 – Aug 1968OI
Knaak, DavidMM21966 – 1969engine room
Davey, TomQM21966 – 1968OpsGreat memories. Trying to find crew who served during this time: Dickman SK3, Stafford RM3,Baker QM2, Swanson QM3, Gwynn SM3, Kilmer, SM3, Nick (1st name)PC3, Serrano YM3, Parks QM1, Crocker LT & anyone who remembers me, that I forgot.
Kimble, James(Curtiss)SH 31966 – 1968Supply DivisionI was the Ships Barber. Took over for Bunk Chain
Simpson, John (Skip)MM21966 – 1969Engineering
Lewis, JimETN2Apr 1966 – Aug 1968I never regretted not staying in the Navy. But now as many others, I look back with fond memories.
Cross, MyronEM-3May 1966 – Sep 11, 1969RAt the time I hated every minute of my time aboard. But being much older and wiser it was an interesting and generally good experience. I will obviously never forget it and some of the absolutely truly great people that I had the privilege
Hebert, RonET3Jul 1966 – Jun 26, 1968Electronics
Hoffman, Jim HoffmanRM3Jul 16, 1966 – Sep 2, 1967CommsAn enjoyable year in my Life
Alessio, DennisETN2Sep 1966 – Feb 1970COM
Marker, Harry Buden3Oct 1966 – Sep 1968engineeringgood memories
Rush, JamesDec 1966 – Jul 1967RGood memories - Great friends/Sailors. Med Cruise
Rush, JimDC-3Dec 1966 – Jul 1967R - Div

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