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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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Daniels, DonaldEM3c1945 – 1945Engine roomI was one of the original crew members >>>we were station at Mare Island Calif. while waiting for the ship to be finished at Napa Calif.>>>After being commissioned we made a couple of shakedown cruises to San Jose Calif
Hurt, WallyQM21951 – 1955NavyLooking for shipmates that served with me on the USS Reclaimer ARS 42. Would like info and possible reunion with crew.
Bettencourt, FrancisRM21951 – 19557TH FLEET PACIFIC AREALooking for shipmates to check up on.
Hose, JakeEN3Apr 1952 – Nov 1955EngineeringI was the log man in engineering. I enjoyed my time aboard the Reclaimer very much. I am looking for shipmates, especially one man named Clifford A. Crawford (from Waco, TX). Do you all remember Captain Smith?
Dyas, DaveMR3May 14, 1952 – Nov 14, 1953ENGENEERINGONE HELL OF A RIDE
Vandiver, Williamrm3Dec 8, 1953 – Jan 1955operationsI WAS THE RADIOMAN ON BOARD WHEN WE WAS AT ENTIWETOK IN THE MARSHALL ISLANDS THE SUMMER OF 1954. REALLY ENJOYED MY TIME ON BOARD MET A LOT OF GREAT GUYS AND WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY OF THEM.
Virgilj, JackieSEAMANFeb 8, 1956 – Dec 18, 1959deck forcelooking for fellow shipmates who remember the good ole days
Hubbs, EarlEN2Dec 15, 1957 – Aug 5, 1960motor room
Tucker, CandyEN31958 – 1962surfpakLooking for all folks who knew Bill Hogue, from Polk City, Iowa. I was on board during the filming of the Ricky Nelson movie and was a diesel engineman in the engine room. I was on Tizzard Reef.
McSherry, Davidic1960 – 1964eng
Brown, RogerHTCS(DV) retMar 1960 – 1961Deck Force SeamanThis was my first ship out of boot camp. I made two West Pac trips and we did one movie with Ricky Nelson also helped put in some tracking equipment off Midway Island.
Turpin, JimE3Sep 9, 1960 – Sep 9, 1963EnginemanReally loved my job, duty, the friendships made, the cruises, being on board during the Atomic Bomb testing in the Christmas Islands, crossing the equator, becoming a Shellback and wishing my back hadn't ended my career.
Brown, Michael3RD CLASS ENGINEMAN1961 – 1964
Kirkpatrick, RonE3 ET Communications1961 – 1963OperationsMade multiple trips to Wespac. We participated in the nuclear tests off of Christmas Island, went on shore in Beppu Japan as part of JFK's program to enhance the U.S. image overseas. Rode out two typhoons.
Weseli, Bob - "Wes"E-4,Third Class RadiomanJan 6, 1961 – Sep 20, 1964communicationsWould like to hear from any old shipmates:e-mail is RPWWES@gmail.com-phone #317-786-0250. Living in Indianapolis, IN>
Thomas, Keithengineman 3rd classFeb 1, 1962 – Nov 20, 1964engineering
Day, JamesBT3-BT2Oct 22, 1963 – Oct 5, 1964EngineeringI had lot of fun on the Reclaimer went upthe Sigon River Helped raise the USNS Card seen smokey have a melt down went thru a typhoon spent many hours keeping smokey running during that time as well as the evaporators .Lots of memories
Strock, DonaldDC21964 – 1967REnjoyed the time and the liberty ports. Best liberty Darwin Australlia after salvaging Gertrude Therese. to Terry Underwood " two goddam its and a tennis shoe" Donstrock@juon.com
Santino, RoyETR3Dec 7, 1964 – Jun 1, 1966OPERATIONSCAME ABOARD AS SEAMAN STRIKER-PROMOTED TO ETR3 IN MAY '65 AND SERVED ABOARD FOR TWO WESTPAC CRUISES WITH TOURS IN VIETNAM. SALVAGED USNS LST550 AND SS SEA RAVEN. ONE OF 3 SERVPAC SAILORS SELECTED FOR NESEP COLLEGE PROGRAM IN '66
Castaneda, Cass profile iconRM2May 1965 – Sep 1968OpsGot Uss Relaimer Crew Photos from ETR 3 Santino & some from 66' Cruise Book available at: http://picasaweb.google.com/UssReclaimer/USSReclaimerShipmates196566
Wright, WayneQM1Aug 1965 – Jun 1967Operations/NavigationMarket Time Vietnam 1965, Floated SS Sea Raven, Chu Lai, Re-floated SS Excellency, Triton Island, South China Sea, Cockatoo Island, Australia, DaNang Harbor 1966, Operation Jackstay, Vietnam 1967
Hazel (Johnson), DavidEM 3Dec 1965 – Oct 1969EngineeringLooking for Flix and Picts of Nam and Ports of call. Want to say Hello to all my Shipmates and Greetings to all the "Reclaimers". E-mail me at <teekeetop@yahoo.com> God Bless and stay well!
Erickson, John EricksonBM3Nov 1966 – 1969DeckRetired as DPCM July 1988
Winston, PatrickYN3Dec 19, 1966 – Oct 10, 1968Ship's Office In 11/09 we held the 1st Mini Reclaimer Reunion In Las Vegas @ Nafts Reunion.ATTENTION ON DECK: RECLAIMER REUNION @ CALIFORNIA HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS 10/6/13-10/9/13. GREAT RATES. CONTACT: PAT WINSTON@GMAIL.COM(808)924-3332
Luchenbill, Ray And/or LukeE31967 – 1970Seaman Deck DeptRemember our time in dry dock spent in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii ‘68. Rented a house w/ 4 other guys from Ship. Having trouble remembering names, have photos, anyone else remember dry dock in Hawaii ‘68
Felten, JohnSH3Feb 1967 – Jan 1969SupplyEnjoyed West-Pac, Subic Bay, And the fellows on board.Remember the good times in Pearl And the Apt. By Tripplar Hosp. Would like to communicate with Any shipmates from this time period.
Schwieger, DennisEMAug 1967 – Apr 1970ENGINEERINGWestpac is the best place I can think of to spend your 19th, 20th, and 21st years. Don't remember a lot of the names, but there were some amazing times in amazing places I have never seen again.
Steinbach, MaxE41968 – 1969
Davis, MyronSN (on Reclaimer)1968 – 1969DeckTime aboard helped me develop character, rough start, but I had no choice, some were helpful, others saw a chance to show their character as well. Cook, quit hiding you old dog, come out and play, Respected BMC Villasen
Kilburn, MichaelSignalmanJan 1968 – Dec 24, 1970OperationsLooking for old buddies
Yaeger, WalterE2Mar 9, 1968 – Jun 14, 1968EngineeringCame aboard straight from boot camp. Got my taste of mess cooking and put request chits in for 30 days straight before the XO got tired of seeing them, and approved my transfer to Machinery Repairman "A" school.
Dorff, Kennarden3May 1968 – Oct 1969engineering
Bargas, John T.seamanMay 28, 1968 – May 27, 1974USS Reclaimer (ARS 42)
Collins, St SheridanEnginemanJul 5, 1968 – Mar 19, 19706th and 7th fleetI had some really good times with the guys and especially Danny Hooper and Tommy Comuzie. Comuzie and I still keep in contact. Hooper and I kept in contact until he passed on just before his 40th birthday. Miss it all.
Pacheco, Chicoen 11969 – Dec 1971engineeringlot of great memories ,beer ball games.west pac trips,kaushung,kennedy hotel party,mr Johnson a/o engineer officer,capt savage.best skipper ever.
Edwards, CharlesIC21969 – 1970Eng.dates uncertain, lone IC man onboard, good duty tropic hrs Sailed with a great group of men when the Navy was still the good old non-pc Navy in retrospect, great days.
Wonderlin, ShermanSm31969 – 1970OpsGreat times.
Scott, RickyBM2Jun 25, 1969 – Jan 9, 19701stDoes anyone remember me getting knocked out by a polehole glass and cover? It was off the coast of Nam during the mid watch and rough seas. Please contact me if you dd, thanks.
Sutton, BillBM2Jul 28, 1969 – Apr 3, 19701st divisionI made one cruise on the Reclaimer. This was my 4th, I made three on the Ponchatoula also of Pearl harbor.I'm glad for the experiences I had on the reclaimer. It was interesting and exciting work.
Chernikoff, HowardSNSep 1969 – Apr 1971Deck Forcen/a

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