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USS Ashtabula (AO 51) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Ashtabula (AO 51). 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 124 crew members registered for the USS Ashtabula (AO 51).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – 1975 | 1976 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Schuster, BillBM 21976 –
Hervagault, SteveMM31976 – 1980STREAMI live in South Dakota now. So I have nothing but fond memories. Thinking about serving on the bula homeported at pearl. Crusing the pacific rim.
Polecheck, DanIC11976 – 1979E Division and StreamStarted in IC shop and then transferred to the Stream Team.
Schenck, Robert profile iconIC31976 – 1980E DivisonStarted out in the Deck Department, cross-rated over to IC-Man. Running mates were EM2 Tom Sullivan and QM2 Mike Carlin.
Howard, RandyBM31976 – 19771st. Div.AO-51 The Happy Ash, Great Ship and Pearl Harbor was incredible, we had the best dang crew in the whole dang Navy.
Krushe, RonaldQMCJan 15, 1976 – Jan 15, 1980QM NAVIGATION DIVISIONAnybody run across QM 3 Carlin or YNC peoples please let me know , would love to see them again
Hooper, PaulHT3Feb 1976 – Feb 1978R
Ingram, BillRM2Apr 19, 1976 – Aug 20, 1979OCServed as RM from 76 to 79. Made Westpac in 78. Served with the best group of men I have ever met.
Turner, BuckGMG2May 1976 – Dec 19783rdUnsure of dates. Transfered from CRD 21 and GM school, signed aboard the day she returned from WestPac. Aboard through ROH. Transfered off during her next WestPac for GM C school. Ash was good duty, Capt Batzler was an excellent CO.
Crotteau, CliffordMM-1Jun 11, 1976 – May 11, 1980EngineeringGreat times in sailing. Worked with some of the best men I've ever met. Enjoyed our times together.
Morrison, WadeEM3Jun 15, 1976 – Jun 15, 1979EngineeringI served aboard the USS Ashtabula from 76-79 and was a stream team electrician's mate. The stream team was a seperate group of electrician and machinist mates responsible for the 'unrep' stations, oil wenches and weapon elevators.
Ellis, DonNov 1976 – May 1980stream
Ellis, DonMM3Nov 1976 – May 1980STREAMHAVE SOME REALLY GREAT MEMORIES OF WESTPAC 78-79.PROUD TO HAVE BEEN APART OF STREAM TEAM,AND TO HAVE SERVED ABOARD THE FINEST OILER AND CREW IN THE PACIFIC.
Tidwell, JohnEN-3Dec 16, 1976 – Apr 25, 1978ENGHONORED TO HAVE BEEN PART OF HER CREW, DOES ANY ONE HAVE PICTURES OF EN2 JOE RYAN SHOOTING THE MOON TO THE RUSSIAN HELICOPTER
Hochlander, PaulFAFeb 5, 1977 – Aug 10, 1979MP, HOLE-SNIPElove it, was the most exciting time of my life. pango, bubblehead hope your doing good. loved working in that engine room. we din't move then the ship did not hahahahahaha...prhftl@yahoo.com
Castillo, AlfredSK2Jun 1977 – Jun 1979Supply S-1Shellback WestPac 78
Perez, JerryRM2Jun 1977 – Sep 1979OCWe had the best radio gang in Pearl Harbor. BZ
Simmons, Matthew (Pango)FAOct 1, 1977 – Oct 1, 1979M Divsion-Snipe, the "Hole"Worked with Hoch, bubblehead, Larry Shall, Leon, Powenski...was a crazy time. Hope all you guys are doing good
Macdonald, Robert (Axman)OS31978 – Oct 1979OII was onboard for about a year and a half and made a WESTPAC and an EASTPAC and had a great time. I'll always remember sitting AAW stations on the SPA-25 during a fleet exercise. 12 on 4 off. Only time in 20 years that I fell asleep on watch.
Barnett, Robertmm31978 – 1980m
Sullivan, Thomas / SullyEM2Feb 1, 1978 – Feb 26, 1981E
Morris, KurtMM3Jun 1978 – Jun 1980EngineeringGood times, with hoch, powenski, brown, Gregoire, and with doc from sick bay., and the gang. Was initiated with my greasing, got my shell back while on a West pac. Learned much
Ponta, Tom "Buddha"OS1Sep 9, 1978 – Aug 12, 1980OI
Sanchez, MarvinSH3Oct 13, 1978 –Deck/Supply
Barham, Top DocHMC(FMF)Oct 17, 1978 – Jul 14, 1980xPlayed for the ships softball team... I retired on January 31, 1995 as HMC(FMF),USN,ret. Still struggling with PTSD from combat and being wounded in Vietnam. Navy Junior ROTC Instructor 95 to 2000 at Escambia High School Pensacola, FL.
Snyder, JohnOS21979 – 1980OIHello to everyone who sailed the "Bula"
Wendt, RussBT2Feb 5, 1979 – Aug 5, 1982B DivisionHad a great time while on the Ashtabula. Went on 2 west pacs and 1 east pac. Looking forward to hearing from some of the old shipmates.
Crowder, Donald (Big Cheesems3Apr 11, 1979 – Sep 12, 1982supply
Delgrande, Boatsbm2Jun 1979 – Jul 1981deck
Hepler, DougHT2Aug 1979 – Sep 1982R
Daniel, Joseph M. Jr.QM2Aug 29, 1979 – Oct 18, 1979
Rainey, Darryl (Boo Boo)IC2Sep 1979 – Sep 1982E-Div/IC ShopWhere is Tommy Brazil?? Anybody know? He was Tenn.
Powers, David/rickGMG2Oct 1979 – Sep 1982Gunnersmate/3rd
White, MarkHT3Dec 7, 1979 – Aug 24, 1982RepairHello to everyone that served on the bula from 79-82. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.email me at mawhite77@hotmail.com. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Guillot, RickyMS-11980 – 1982S-2hey guys I was the guy who did the birthday cakes once a month. Some of you might remember them but maybe not the fights throwing cake around at night.
Manson, Weediegmg3rd classNov 3, 1980 – May 18, 1982gmBeen looking for you guys.for ever hope 5o hear from all ya mad man Manson.
Matthews, BillyBM31981 – 1982DeckBM3
Clough, SandyOSSN / OS3Jul 1981 – Aug 1982OIMy first tour and definitely a memorable one. Never saw the guys from OI division again....that's what happens though. Wish them all the best. The final Bula deployment...great fun in PI..UA on my first liberty call...
Smith, GrantE-3Nov 1981 –1stMy first duty station after b/t at Great Lakes. My 1st west pac and crossing the line. Was there for the Decomisioning of bula. Lowered the ensign during the cerm. Loved the ship. Skipper was Cpt. Jack Ready
Carlson, Keith "kit"SNJan 1982 – Aug 19821stAshtabula was my first assignment. I only served 8 months because she was decommisioned but they were a memorable 8 months.
Siter, AlbertBTCApr 30, 1982 – Sep 30, 1982B

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