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USS Robert L. Wilson (DD 847) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Robert L. Wilson (DD 847). 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 85 crew members registered for the USS Robert L. Wilson (DD 847).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1963 | 1964 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Annonio, RoccoSC2Mar 1, 1946 – Sep 1, 1947Deck hand fantail
Schaen, WilliamChief Sonarman19471947 – 1951Sonar GangReported aboard Wilson as a Sonarman 1st class. Promoted to Chief October 1947. Departed Wilson 1951 for shore duty New London, Ct. Departed shore duty 1954. Reported aboard Uss Witek DDE 848 in New London. Left Witek 58
McCardle, DonaldFIREMANJan 1948 – Feb 1950
Castle, Richard (Dick)ET2Feb 16, 1948 – Feb 15, 1952DesRon8
Watterson, Charles Floyd "Junior"FCS21950 – 1951Fire ControlmanI'm adding this for my dad. He passed in '00. We talked about his time on this ship and his ship in WWII, the USS Andres(DE-45).
Stephens, Charles (Steve)2ND CLASS SHIPS SERVICEMANApr 29, 1950 – Aug 31, 1953Ship ServicemanServed as ship's barber, laundry and store. Dad now has Alzheimer's but still reacts to seeing the ship's website.
Oaxaca, JaimeELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN 1ST CLASS (ET 1)Apr 15, 1953 – May 20, 1955Flag Destroyer 42Have lots of slides: refueling at sea, heavy seas, med ports, bikini girls beaches in French Riviera, Gibralter, Guantanamo shakedown, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Alicante, Turkey, Greece, Volos, Florence, Norfolk, Phillie, Naples, Capri,
Finkelstein, HarryRDSNJul 1954 – Jun 1958Would like to hear from anyone.
Brennan, TomET 2Jul 1954 – Jun 1957o
Davis, Jack profile iconDC31955 – 1959Damage ControlWould love to contact any of my old buddies
Orndorff, Bob/samRD3Jul 1, 1955 – Nov 18, 1957OI
Sloan, Fredrick { Rick }SNJul 13, 1955 – Aug 19, 1959
Johnson, DonFTA2Sep 1955 – Mar 1958Gunnery
Newsome, CarlIC1957 – 1960My father Carl Newsome was on the willy boat during operation Monsoon in 1958. I'm trying to find a copy of the story that talks about the monsoon. If anyone has it available I would greatly appreciate it. God Bless!
Hayden, RichardCS 3May 1, 1957 – Dec 31, 1961Supply
Haverland, Wayne (Gus)2nd Class CorpsmanSep 1957 – Aug 1959corpsman
Clevenger, GordonSEAMANOct 1957 – Oct 1960ship cook/baker
Walker, RufusJan 1958 – Sep 15, 1960I was aboard in Nov 1958 on operation monsoon where we took some 55 degree plus rolls.
Wragg, Otis O. Wragg IIIYNT3 OTIS O. WRAGG IIIJan 8, 1958 – Dec 19, 1959ships office
Gilpin, NathanTM31960 – 1961Fox
Smith, Robert F.- SmittyBT3Jan 1, 1960 – Mar 20, 1964Engineering
Scully, JackFTG3Jun 1, 1960 – Jun 29, 1962FoxThe 2020 USS Robert L Wilson DD/DDE 847 Association will join Tin Can Sailors at their reunion in San Antonio TX in September. Contact Jack Scully at johnscully@snet.net for more information.
Reilly, LawrenceSOA2Jul 27, 1960 – Sep 28, 1962SonarJust looking for memories
Novak, RogerQM3Sep 10, 1960 – Mar 15, 1963OC DivisionChased the Santa Maria to Brazil in January 1961 Assigned to protect Gitmo Bay during the blockade in October 1962 Discharged 7 days after President Kennedy was killed
Scholl, Jr, Daniel ( Danny)BMSNSep 22, 1960 – Jul 1964
Novak, RogerQM3Oct 15, 1960 – Mar 1, 1963OCchased pirates abord the Santa Maria in 1961 assigned to protect Gitmo during crisis in 1962
Novak, Roger JQM3Nov 9, 1960 – Feb 15, 1963OCI am the Historian for the Reunion association,please send me any stories or incidences that you remember rnovak@watsonfurniture.com
Siedschlag, Charles 'Chuck'RMSNJan 1961 – Dec 1961OC
Babineaux, Billy (Frenchy)GMG3Jan 1961 – Feb 1965GUNNERYTRYING TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT SOME OF THE SHIP MATES.
Stephenson, Kleber/nickname,, REDTM3 & HELMSMANJun 1, 1961 – Jan 1, 1963Desron 36/362I served on the North Atlantic cruise and the Cuba Blockade with Shultz,, DeVault,, & Rihickie.. I think are correct . Shultz TM2, was Master Helmsman, & Devault made Chief before I left. send e-mail to:: red@photoshopuser.com
Guy, Thomas {tom}YN3Aug 31, 1961 – Mar 21, 19630058Retired Bar & Grill Owner and live in Mich. Upper Peninsula. fish and play golf a lot. Would like to hear from Mike Malone,YN2. Mike was the commadors ass't. went trough some trying times in Guantamino Bay, Cuba
Bock, RichieCS3Jan 1962 – Jan 1966SupplyJust a shout out to my old shipmates. I fed you guys for 4 years.
Banahan, JohnMM2Jun 18, 1962 – Dec 11, 1964M DivisionServed aboard fro June 62 to Dec 64. Gitmo several times including blockade and 1 med cruise in 1964
Guptill, TomSeaman to RDII while on boardJul 10, 1962 – Sep 4, 1965OpsCame on board as a seaman from RD A school was underway watch supervisor in CIC in 64 and 65. On board for the cuban missal crisis in 62 went thru the yards in Phil in 63 . Disch from the Med and flown home in Sept 65
Ricks, GeroldSK2Oct 1962 – Jun 1965SupplyThis ship had without a doubt the finest crew that I served with during my 22 Year Career. We had some great times aboard the "Willy Boat" as they called her then. I never knew a greater bunch of Officers and Crewman. Check her Website!!!
Fields, GordonRDC1963 – 1965OIChief Radarman and Chief Master at Arms Went aboard in Philadelphia during FRAM. Memorable tour of duty with fantastic shipmates. Retired 1976 as CWO3. Great career. Wish I could do it all again!
Ray, BobbyRD31963 – Aug 1966OIWorked for Chief Fields
Symons, RobertYN3Mar 1963 – Nov 1963Admin/PersServed onboard while in shipyard in Philadelphia.
Joseph, Morellash3Aug 10, 1963 – Sep 8, 1965SupplyI was the Ship's Barber, and ran the Ship's Store. If you were on board we passed at one time or another. Full Sails and Calm Seas my shipmates.
Scheskowsky, Nicholas /skienfnOct 1963 – May 1964enginering

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