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USS Caloosahatchee (AO 98) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Caloosahatchee (AO 98). 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 272 crew members registered for the USS Caloosahatchee (AO 98).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1966 | 1967 – 1972 | 1973 – 1976 | 1977 – 1980 | 1981 – 1985 | 1986 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Vaccare, PaulSEAMAN 2ND CLASSJul 1945 – Jul 1946LOVED MY FIRST SHIP AND SHIP MATES.
Hill, Gene ESSML 3RD CLASSJun 1946 – Jun 1947US NAVYANY ON SERVED DURING THIS TIME
Bordenkecher, JosephunkAug 14, 1947 – Jan 27, 1949unkThis is my father in law. Looking for any one who knew him. He served approx 1947 - 1949. I would love to hear from anyone who knew of him , knew him or knew stories of him.
Trexler, LouisApr 20, 1948 – Feb 10, 1950NAVAL
Peecher, LyndleMM2Sep 1951 – Jan 1955ENGSpent entire time on Caloos. 51-55 guess ther aren't a lot of oldtimer left around.
Bishop, AllenJun 15, 1952 – Mar 23, 19562ndOn the Caloosahatchee 3 yrs. 10 months.Would like to hear from any shipmates that era.Allen W. Bishop. allenk4b@aol.com
Rivera, Ralph profile iconRD1Jan 2, 1953 – May 23, 1956OperationsSaw some names on the crew list I remember. Englund, Volpe and Manzi. There were others whose names I didn't see. Quartermasters, Radiomen and Radarmen & ET's. I enjoyed my time on the 'Hatchee Boat'.
Reiser, Gerald (Pete)ET 1Mar 1953 – Jan 28, 1954OperationsI came aboard while the ship was anchored in Athens Greece. The following morning we sailed for Rhodes to refuel the USS Courier, The Voice of America. I have a few photos of Operation Mariner if anyone is interested.
Englund, RobertRMSNApr 1953 – Jan 1954OperationsLeft the ship in Gitmo for the LST 344. I was the one that rang the GQ alarm by mistake while COMSERVRON 2 was departing just ahead of me . The other RM'S were Green RM1,Volpe RM3, Manzie RM3 and Summerall RMSN. Can not fine any of them .
Gecevich, BobSF/2Apr 1955 – Sep 1960R DIVWENT ACROSS THE ARCTIC CIRCLE.WITH THIS OLD GIRL.FUELED THE FLEET IN THE NORTH ALANTIC.WAVES OVER THE FRONT OF THE BRIDGE.HANGING ON TO OUT SIDE VALAE
Raines, William / WillieMM21956 – 1958ENGThis is my dad (Passed away in 2001) just trying to locate anyone who served with him.
Gecevich, Robert JME-2Jun 12, 1956 – Jan 15, 1960SHIPFITTERSHAD A WONDERFUL TIME MISS GUYS LIKE FRANK REND,DANNY,POLSON AND THE CAPTAIN JACKSON
Willmers, Richard/willy/dickSK2Apr 1957 – Jun 1958S
Carter, Jack ABT2Sep 10, 1957 – Nov 28, 1960Boiler TechnicianThis was my father. I am looking for any Photos or stories, so if you knew him please contact me.
Goetz, Jared JO3Oct 1957 – Jun 1958Ship's CompanyHappiest days my Navy career. Came aboard SN, made JO3 serving as steward in Officer Mess. Fab Liberty in Genoa, Italy winter 57/58 with Bro Phil, RM3. AO98 - Best boat & crew in DESLANT.
Frank, RichardEM 31958 – 1960EI have the honor to have sailed on both the old and new caloos. I am currently the President of the USS Caloosahatchee Reunion Assocation which has over 300 crew members on its roster including plank owners from 1945 and 1968 please join us
Klemm, KeithSMSNNov 14, 1958 – Aug 30, 1959OperationsI came aboard in Nov.1958,and made a Med,cruise in Feb.1959 to Aug.1959 before being transferred.
Davis, JamesSEAMAN1959 –
Lefler, Bob/robertQMSNJan 1959 – Aug 1959OperationsMy first ship after QM C-School in Newport. I felt like Ishmael going aboad, but on a very cold Jan eve at Melville. We left for the Med two weeks later. Scotty/Pangburn/Walton/Bugbee/Hebert-we were all QM's and Special Fueling helmsmen.
Weitman, BobSEAMANMar 10, 1959 – Jan 16, 1960Deck
Blackburn, TomQM2Jun 24, 1960 – Mar 15, 1964OPERATIONENJOYED, THE TIME AND MY SHIPMATES.HAVE A LOT OF GOOD MEMORIES.
Breyer, FrankEM1Jul 15, 1960 – Sep 28, 1963EI remember the Independence Day visit to to Eastport, ME. I think it was in 1963.
Bower, WilliamsnSep 1960 – Sep 1963ops
Montross, GaryIC-2Oct 1960 – May 1963EngQuite an experience for an 18 yr. old. Remember the Med. cruises, standing watch on the generator flats, the bum boats in Haiti, Cuban Missle Crises, Naval blockade off Cuba, 2nd. burns from sunburn in Cuba, and all the nice guys I met
Sonnier, Ronney "frenchie"BOLSON MATE1961 – 1963Wonderful days aboard the ship, would like to talk to anyone on ship in this period
Youmans, Craig / CyIC 3Feb 1961 – Apr 1963EGood and bad memories. I choose to recall the good. The bad ones were mostly my doing anyway.
Violette, PaulIC3Apr 14, 1961 – Aug 2, 1963EMed Cruise 61-62. Dominican Republic uprising in 62. Cuban Missle Blockade in Nov 62. North Atlantic & Norway in 63. Great experiences.
Mandeville, ThomasSep 1961 – Oct 1962
Johnson, EverettSNApr 15, 1962 – Feb 15, 19652ondI am looking for different names of persons who were aboard the USS Caloosahatchee AO-98 from 1963-1965 and try to contact them.
Hyatt, FrankBT2Apr 22, 1962 – 1964b divisionlooking for shipmates phillip jones BT2 and howard clark CPO boiler tender that served on the caloos the same years as i. both are from the state of maine i thank arounk franklin maine.
Belanger, RichardIC3Dec 4, 1962 – Aug 12, 1966Looked after the Gyro-compass, telephone system, etc. Experienced numerous Med and Caribbean cruises. I have many fond memories of the ol' caloos.
Faye, JamesETR3Dec 19, 1962 – Nov 13, 1964Ops
Askew, JerrySep 4, 1963 – Sep 8, 1964Deck If any one remembers me e mail me! Sanjurgo,Pennypacker, Jim Miller , Stockes and etc
Morris, ButchBM3Feb 15, 1964 – Feb 15, 1965Deck dept.Looking for fellow crew members I served with during 1964-1965 aboard the AO 98. Would like to talk with some old navy buddies.
Coffey, DavidRD3Nov 12, 1964 – Jul 9, 1968OperationsNeed information from anyone who can remember the dates the ship was near Santo Domingo? Was around 1965/66.
Busic, Gerald "jerry"FN1965 –Boiler RoomRight out of boot camp - put me in boilers to scrap tubes - was covered in black for months - went to Cuba
Bettuchi, FrederickBM1966 – 1968DECK
Hurd, GregSM31966 – 1968OPSWas on board as ET and went to SM A school, did Med cruise and South America refueling of Forestal before going into Boston Shipyard for jumbo refit
Price, FredBT/FNMar 31, 1966 – Sep 13, 1967B 41 yrs. and I can still feel the old girl under my feet.
Domst, WilliamCS3Sep 1966 – Jan 1968NavyThis was a great ship to serve on. All those days & nights refueling. I was discharged because she was going in to become a super tanker.
Roske, BobRM3Nov 1966 – Apr 1968Operations

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