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USS Recovery (ARS 43) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Recovery (ARS 43). 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 176 crew members registered for the USS Recovery (ARS 43).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1966 | 1967 – 1977 | 1978 – 1984 | 1985 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Mitchell, MarkRM1985 – 1987
Hallisey, MarkEM31985 – 1987EGo Steamers! Chewin Tabacco, Chewin Tobacco, Chewin Tobacco,Spit...If You Aint Salvage You Aint...
Bridges, Wileyos21985 – Jul 1988oiService onboard was most likely the best time I had in the navy wish I could find some of my old ship mates
Patterson, GlenE5Mar 7, 1985 – Mar 7, 1987S3
Almy, Gideon W. IIICommanderMay 1985 – Jul 1985Commanding Officer (Interim)Great Ship...Good Crew...My time with them was too short
Ray, DavidE-4Jul 13, 1985 – Aug 4, 1989DeckI had a pretty decent time on the USS Recovery... It was an interesting time in my life. Now I am a Sr. Unix Engineer for Aetna. I enjoy ham radio, symphonic Metal and electronics.
Masut, LarryEN3Jan 4, 1986 – Jan 6, 1988AC&RI remember serving under CMDR Honey for a short time. I also shared a house with Senior Chief Overstreet and Jim Childers. And OH yes, Chief Heller
Muehlbauer, DanEN2Jan 4, 1986 – Jan 6, 1988Eng.Gotta love a small ship
Taylor, AllanE4May 1986 – Nov 1989BM
Melendez-santiago, WinfridDC3Sep 1986 – Apr 1988Engineering (Damage Control)This was my first command. had to fly to the Mediterranean to meet the ship and it was so far the best time I had in the Navy. After leaving the Recovey I did not see any more ports of call like the ones that I visited.
Kimbrell, RandyHT 3Dec 29, 1986 – Sep 1, 1990WE HAD THE BEST CREW THAT OLD TUG EVER SEEN. YOU CALL WE HAUL BABY
Chamberlain, JeffJul 4, 1987 – Feb 20, 1991
Cotter, JeffHT3Oct 1987 – Jun 1990xRandy Kimbrell, Joe Lorenzo, Jeff Cotter. Best 3 years of my life.
Cowart, JeromeBMC1988 – 1991DECKGreat Ship Always a Great Crew. Loved my time Retired in 95
Rodriguez, MiguelRM3Jan 1, 1988 – Dec 23, 1989CommunicationI really grew up on the recovery my last 2 years in the Navy. Worked with Captain Honey, who also from New York like myself. I'm also still friends with a few of my fellow ship mates till this day. RM Wytch, Myron Watkin
Shelley, JosephOS31989 – 1991opsHad a great time on the med cruise and Panama canal
McNelly, Jason (Mack)RM3Oct 15, 1989 – Mar 23, 1993OPSI CAME ON BOARD W/LCDR MORRISSEY AS CO. SERVED W/ET3 STEVE NELSON, WADE, RM1 MILLER, BRATSCHI, LAWIN, CACOMO, GANTT, GREEN, PLUMMER, WHITING. HAD A GREAT TIME. DID 2 MEDS, 2 PANAMA CANAL TOWS, DRUG OPS IN CARRIBBEAN, SEVERAL TOWS.
Wade, JamesRM31990 – 1993OpsGood times! Enjoyed the Med cruises and Panama Canal.
De Los Santos, Andres (Andy)E-41990 – 1994ENG
Mallonee, MattE3Jan 13, 1990 – Sep 22, 1992UA01Just lookin for some old friends If you know me give me a holler.
Durrstein, StevenGMG3Mar 15, 1990 – Aug 31, 1991Deck
Brabant, ScottEn2Dec 1990 – May 1994Engineering a gangMany crazy times . Lots of long nights ! But we were young.
Reynolds, ShawnRM21991 – 1994OC01Great ship, decommed this old girl, great crew
Durkee, MarcSM 3Jan 1, 1991 – Sep 29, 1992OpsBecker, Ferguson, Nelson...All good folks..
Westbay, KeithEN3Mar 1991 – Sep 1992
Schmidt, JimEM1May 10, 1991 – Sep 30, 1994EWorked with McKean, Martinez, Warner, Waller, Chaulk, Smith Had a great time on the Med. The tour was rough being an EM on an electric ship but the crew was tight. I later served on the Grasp with several old Recovery crew members. Fun time
Whiting, Shane/whitemanRM3Jun 17, 1991 – Feb 15, 1994had a ball on this ship, met some good people and had some good deployments. steve nelson or steve martin, look me up in Dover Arkansas
Whiting, Shane/whitemanRM3Jun 18, 1991 – Feb 15, 1994operationsmartin or nelson, look me up in dover arkansas
Gookin, ChrisGMG3Aug 1991 – May 1992DECK
Fernandez, CarlossrOct 24, 1991 – Jun 24, 19921i proudly served the U.S. Navy on board the uss recovery for 8 months. i was just a kid then, i prepared for everything, before joining the navy. The only thing i was not ready for was sea/motion sickness.i was med.disch
Sanchez, AndrewOct 25, 1991 – Oct 25, 1993I am had a great time with you guys
Uptain, ErikE41992 – 1993Engine RoomWhere are all you guys. Dickerson, Knipp... everyone from back then look me up in Vegas.
Jones, GregHT2/DV11992 – 1994DB01
Nelson, StephenET2 (ESWS)Jan 4, 1992 – Sep 9, 1994OPERATIONSGreat ship to serve on. Very interesting deployments
Clark, BrianBM3Sep 15, 1992 – Sep 30, 1994DeckWhat a blast I had on this ship. Sanchez, what's up? Tons of great memories. Anyone know where Bos'n Hodgson is?
Beasley, William profile icone-31993 – 19941stFirst ship,junk boat..was really happy to go to another modern ship,lol
Van Deusen, DougHT1/DV/SWApr 1993 – Sep 1994SalvageHard Work, Great times, Learned Tons!
Proctor, DavidSMSRSep 1993 – 1994OPSUSS Recovery was my first ship. I was a signalman, worked in radio and have lots of great memories from that ship. I retired from the Navy in 2016.

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