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USS Reclaimer (ARS 42) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Reclaimer (ARS 42). 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 134 crew members registered for the USS Reclaimer (ARS 42).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | 1970 – 1982 | 1983 – now

Grindle, JeffET2Apr 1983 – Dec 1986OperationsFirst and best command of my career!
Hopson, HopEM2Jul 8, 1983 – Dec 20, 1986EE01one of the best ships in the Navy.
Quayle, John / BoatsBM2Dec 1983 – Nov 1988What can I say? Nothing but good times and good people. Sure do miss her and the crew I served with.
De Jesus, Elias "eli"EN3Dec 1983 – Jul 1985EngineeringI had a great tour onboard the "42 Can Do" & I always remember all those crazy "snipes"
Fricke, ScottEN1May 1984 – Jul 1988"When I grow up, I wanna be a ship." The "Rusty R" was a small package with a big punch. Tows to Bremerton and Japan, "Red Dawn" on the fantail and scoutin' ruskies near Adak. Good shipmates made for good times. Party on
Daves, TroyEN3May 3, 1984 – Apr 7, 1987M Division
Schimmel, Al (Riff-raff)EN2Oct 15, 1984 – May 7, 1988b-1,b-2,a-gangthe best beer we ever drank was brewed in cubic bay does anyone remember the 85 west pac sound track, TARZAN BOY AND ONE NIGHT IN BANG COCK one of you sapes drop me a line.
Sistrunk, Richard (Dickie)bmDec 1984 – Mar 1986boat mateI enjoyed the short time I spent on this boat. made some great friends and alot of memories. got out and went into law enforcement and now chirf of police. Had alot of great leadership back then.
Alvarado, EricRM21985 – 1988Operations
Herrington, NormanRM2Mar 1985 – Oct 1988don't remember
Cunningham, DavidEN1Apr 1985 – Aug 1989M-Div
Wallace, WallyET2Jun 1, 1985 – Mar 1, 1988OperationsHad some great times on the Rusty R. Really cool ports of call and great team. Also had some great runs with the divers and the CO.
Walund, KenBM3Sep 15, 1985 – Sep 15, 1989DeckFond memories on a great ship and of PI, Guam, Adak and Bremerton. Some memories are a little fuzzy if you know what I mean. Hi to Ellis, Ski, Perkins, Halekola, Buffy, Cook and Ozark. Anyone know where Ozark (Carl Smith ) is?
Townsend, ChristopherE-5/EN2Jan 22, 1986 – Jan 1, 1990EngineeringAlot of great times and good friends! Buffy,Perkins,Battle,Wilson,Schimmel just to mention a few alot of memories hard to believe it has been 22 years!!!!
Honer, Steve Aka BuffyEN3Apr 1986 – Oct 1989Engineering A-GangThese were the best days of my youth. The places we went from Japan, Vancouver, the Bremalo's in Bremerton to the "Machage Parlors" in Guam. I saved no money in Hawaii. I miss all of my buddies an . Fair Winds and following seas.
Powell, Gary (Moves)IC1Apr 1986 – Nov 1989E-Div20 yrs, 4 ships, 2 shore duties. The Rusty R was the best of all. Great times with guys like Andy, Chung, Drew, Battle, Buffy, Cummins, Goins, and all the rest. Beer on the Pier! Best years of my career. Miss you all.
Perkins, PaulHT3/DV1987 – Jul 1990Hull Shop and Dive LockerSeems like a vacation in hindsight. Many unspeakable good times with the likes of Sprout, Skeeter, Goins, Ozark, Buffy, Cook, Smartt, Westbrook, Wilson, Halekoa, Battle, Cunningham, Murph, Osborne, ah, hell, who else?
Boerner, BradHT2Jan 1987 – Apr 5, 1988She was a good ship and had a pretty good crew.
Adkins, MelSKCJan 5, 1987 – Nov 15, 1989SupplyI was the senior SK in charge of the Supply Dept., Food Service and Ship's Laundry. I worked with a great group of guys that were responsible for the ship winning the Supply Blue "E" by their hard work & dedication.
Heinzman, Paul Aka Heinze5May 1987 – May 1991b-1 b-2Lotta fond memories on that ship, never figured out why all the bars in Bremerton were named after farm animals. Hope everybody is doing well.
Peck, ArtMS1Jun 8, 1987 – Oct 21, 1990Food ServiceOf all my ships I served on the Reclaimer was the times.
Perkins, PaulHT3/DVAug 1987 – Jul 27, 1990Engineering and LockerGood friends, good times, what happened while stationed on the Reclaimer, stays on the Reclaimer: Sprout, Scam Man, Buffy, Cooke, Battle, Crazy-ass Goins, Apana, HaleKoa, Smartt, Skeeter, McNamara
Donovan, Dan LTSep 1987 – Sep 1989SupplyAs I prepare to retire after 30 years in the Navy, I look back at the Reclaimer as the best command I was a part of. I have great memories of the Supply Dept, Dive Locker, and the CO, LCDR Paul Bruno.
Halkola, JimmyEM2Nov 1987 – Nov 1991Engineering
Mason, Robert "doc"HM1 (SW)Jul 10, 1988 – Jun 16, 1991OPSHey gang! She was a great ship and we had a lot of good times in Bremerton!
Halkola, JimmyEM2Oct 1988 – Nov 1991EngineeringGreat ship with a Solid crew... Couldn't beat her
Desvignes, IanE-4Oct 1988 – Jun 1992QuartermasterLooking, back...I learned a lot and had a great time...This has contributed to my success today.
Osborn, DouglasHM1989 – 1991DeckHad a lot of great times and met a lot of great friends while on the ship working in deck department. Would have stayed longer if I had not gone to HM "A" School.
Johnson, EricEM2Jun 1989 – Jun 1992EMWe could save, find, and recover anything that was lost. The only easy day was yesterday and the best beer was any shared with another shipmate of the "Rusty R" after a successful mission! I miss those days!!
Logan, GregDC2Jun 6, 1989 – Mar 5, 1993"R"What a ship, what a crew. Man we had some fun times. You are right Doc, we did have some fun in Bremerton. And Panama, and Molokai. Good times, sure do miss it...
Cleven, JimSKCM(SW)Sep 2, 1989 – Jun 30, 1993Command Master ChiefBeing stationed in Hawaii was a real treat. Extended one year in order to retire. Stayed in Hawaii for another 4 years and then moved back to the mainland.
Brian, BaxterE-5Apr 1990 – Sep 1993DeckThe best damn duty a one-tour-pig could ever ask for - but of course, it was in Hawaii, too. I am in Longmont, Co right now, lotsa microbreweries here...
Graff, RichICC(SW)Nov 1990 – Nov 1993E-DIVIron Men and Iron Ships. Work - Party hard. Best crew of dedicated professional's I ever served with.
Baker, Grante-2Nov 8, 1990 – Mar 1, 1994engine room 1 & 2Loved that ship! Sorry to all that had to constantly watch me do extra work while on restriction!!! Hate to say this but I had fun and wouldn't have changed a thing. What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger....
Whitfield, EricBM2Nov 10, 1990 – Aug 20, 1994Deck Diving and SalvageGreat ship and greater crew miss the good times and miss them all with that 42 can do spirit.
Bridges, GeorgeCWO-3Dec 1990 – Sep 1994Chief EngineerThis was by far the finest tour of duty out of the 26 years I spent in the Navy. Great ship, great crew, great homeport, it was a real shame to have to decommission her.
Hafer, FredHT1-ENSDec 1990 – Dec 15, 1993RepairGood ship, GREAT CHENG!!!!!!! Thanks Mr. taught me a lot!! Norman Tourville; my sponsor when I made Chief. Another great guy!! Mike Marceaux; You rocked! Mark Helmkamp....Thanks! Nuff said! Tony could
Coleman, Timothy E-3Dec 1990 – 1994EHello all. I hope life is treating you well
Hayward, BryanGMG2 SW/DVDec 23, 1990 – Jan 13, 1994DiverWhat's up people
Rigsby, MichaelTM2/DV1991 – 1993Deck, Diving and SalvageBest damn pirate ship in the navy and we acted like it too! Sorry to see her scrapped.
Brazil, Jeff "Daddy-b" "braz"EM1(SW)1991 –EBest Engineers in the Navy! Camping this weekend? Best sea-stories ever! Miss that boat.
Williams, Kenney "Big Will/ Big George"EM3May 1, 1991 – Jun 20, 1994EngineeringI learned so much about being a good and honorable man from many of my shipmates. The years on this ship helped to shape who I am today. The CHENG is a great man with a lot of wisdom. Thank you all.
Smith, RobertET2(SW)Dec 4, 1991 – Oct 1994OperationsMany fond memories of the Rusty R
Moore, Darrell "red"EMCS (SS)Jan 3, 1992 – Jul 15, 1994Command Senior ChiefOutstanding Ship. She was getting old, but still one hard steamer. Was a shame , that her last cruises were to tow all those decommed ships to the moth ball fleet. Fair winds and following seas old girl....
Moore, Darrell "red"EMCS(SS)Jan 3, 1992 – Sep 30, 1994Command Senior ChiefOutstanding ship......she was getting old, but still hard steamer. Was a shame, her last cruises were to tow all those decommed ships to the moth ball fleet....fair winds and following seas old girl.....
Riggins, ReginaldRM3Jan 20, 1992 –OpsI loved the ship and the close friends that I made while serving aboard. I still have dreams to this day that I am still aboard and having adventures that we never had in reality! That should tell you the impact that tour had on my life!
Veasey, MarkEN 3Feb 1992 – Sep 1994EVery fond memory's while serving on the reclaimer.
Gibbs, JerryQM2Mar 1, 1992 – Oct 4, 1994NavigationHey guys,, glad to see your all alright.. Great times and great crew.. Like when we pooka'd HT1 Thrower in the IC shop... Miss it alot.. Take care to all..
Rivera, VictorRMSNApr 12, 1992 – Sep 16, 1994OperationsThe last of the "True Pirate Ships" in the NAVY!!! the memories and friendships made aboard have lasted me a lifetime!!!! Love n miss all of you!!! P.S. Morales, can i use ur I.D. to go 2 da club?? lmao!
Gross, DanIC2Aug 30, 1992 – Sep 14, 1994EE01Best ship I ever served on with the best dam crew.
Clark, GaryE7Dec 14, 1995 – Dec 14, 1997EnginemanHello, I want to meet all my friends before in the Navy! You can email me at, that's my contact. I'm looking forward to meet all my shipmates! Good Luck and God Bless!

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