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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
Bullock, BobSM31970 –OPS
Barkhurst, DannyENGINEMANJan 1970 – Nov 10, 1973Any photo's of the Higbee April,1972? They forgot we kept them from sinking.
Witz, StevenHT2Apr 9, 1970 – May 1970engineering
RIIppa, Mike -- (Willpower)RM21971 – Jan 1974OPSJust came across the site. See a bunch of former ANIMALs here. Like Chico said in one of his postings. THis was a great group!!! We had the best OLD MAN. B.B Savage was the best. Great group fo STEAMIN BUDDIES !!
Thomas, DavidETR2Sep 1971 – Sep 1974OPS
Jones, Johnny MackEN 2Oct 1971 – May 1973EngineeringSpent many long days and nights on the old 42. Worked hard, and had lots of fun, too. Still in contact with Mike Riippa, RM2, from those days. Never forget the times!. I remember you Barkhurst, and the Higbee. We saved her!
Thibodeaux, Tibbsrm31972 – 1974radiomanRadiomam 72-74 under Mike Rippa. Would like to get in touch with any shipmates.
Paremski, Mike?skeeRM31972 – 1973OPS
Gress, LarryE31972 – 1976engineeringMet some of the greatest people, JC Rose, Mac, Danny Barkurst, Steve Hoffman and many others. The experiences will always be remembered, Subic Bay, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, crossing the equator and many more.
Cerda, CharlieE3Jan 1972 – Sep 1975Engineering and commisary
McManus, Mac McManusFNJan 25, 1972 – Jun 25, 1975EngineeringThe longer it's been, the better the memories! Did not realize what a great time we had - three West Pacs, lots of ports, lots of friends and lots of memories: Higbee, Warrington, Quang Tri, Typhoons, beach gear to bottom of S.China Sea.
Lambert, JohnEM2Oct 1972 – Oct 1974E DIVOne of my most memerable tours, great bunch, hard working shipmantes. Had a lot of fun, and many "42 Can Do" moments
Nunley, Jack profile iconseaman1973 – 1975boatswain crewlooking for anyone served from 1973-75?
Maaninga, Curtcs3Jan 3, 1973 – Sep 10, 1975cswe are on facebook as uss reclaimer ars 42 email is onevikefan@hotmail.com
Robertson, RobbieSN - RM2Jan 3, 1973 – Nov 1, 1974DeckShort time on the Reclaimer, but remember many of my old shipmates. My email is robbierobertson@live.com contact me anytime.
Hoffman, SteveEN2Mar 1, 1973 – Aug 1, 1976EngineeringMy tour on the USS Reclaimer was one of my proudest adventures in the US Navy. Sorry about being held responsible for burning up #1 Main Engine during one of our West Pac deployments and having to stay in Subic 30 days.
Ayers, RandyE-3May 18, 1973 – May 26, 1975worked Herrick and Hoffman in machine shopWhat a great time I had, met alot of fella"s that were good friends, wish I could hear from all of you that I served with
Barnes, BruceE-5Mar 1, 1974 – Jan 1, 1980EngineeringWorked as an Enginman in the Main Propulsion room and was the "Fuel and Water King." Did a few westpac's :) I've kept in touch with a few buddies and trying to find a more. Some have pasted away. But great times....
Lonitz, KennethYN21976 – 1977AdminServed as Ship's Yeoman. Enjoyed the close knit crew. Got my first and only view of the Aleutian Islands when we went to Adak.
Morton, Mike (Mort)endv21976 –diverdoes anyone remember climbing the face of diamond head with me?
Kaupe, MarkE-31976 – 1979supplySee some familiar names here, I can still place the faces. I cooked and have great memories.The Reclaimer rocked. That lil' ship went everywhere. Was on two W-Pacs, H.K., P.I., Alaska, Hickam, climbed DHead too. Mike?
Prabel, JonBM2/DVDec 7, 1976 – May 15, 1977& DeckGood ship with a good bunch of guys. Lots of great times.
Gleichsner, TerryHTC/SWDec 12, 1976 – Jun 10, 1979ER01/Weld shopGreat memories aboard 42, couple WESPACs, great crew. Good times when in home port of Pearl, mostly tied at Hickham AFB. Was on many ships in my navy career but the best after 22 years was the old 42.
Griffin, William ( Bill)EN1977 – 1979engine roomlooking for some old shipmates: Wayne Fisher, Steve Scott, Mike Morton, Tony Pereci,
Ceccarelli, RayEN21978 – 1980A-Gang & EngineroomGreat times. Went on a couple of Westpacs, also to Australia. Went thru a complete overhaul in Hawaii at a private shipyard.After the overhaul I left the ship while we were in Philippines(almost missed my plane after drinking too much Mojo)
Marrow, DavidTM2/DV1978 – 1979Dive LockerWhat the hell is a Torpedomans Mate suppose to do on a salvage tug?
Antoniotti, JamesE- 3Mar 5, 1978 –Boatswain mateI was a 19 year kid and the Reclaimer was my growing period. I enjoyed all our crew and West Pacs.
Cash, JeffreyYN2Jun 4, 1978 – Oct 21, 1979AdminDates are approximate. I can aboard to fill a YN billet because the previous YN could not make the WESTPAC. I had just return from WESTPAC on the USS BADGER. PN1 Gwinner and then Mac were the PN's. Buds: Parham, Bartlet, Vic, AB
Brown, LaytonMM2 Diver2Jan 12, 1979 – Mar 12, 1980SalvageHad a great time in Hawaii. Also PI
Maranki, JamesRM2Apr 22, 1979 – Dec 10, 1982OperationsAn unforgettable experience with an unforgettable cast of characters. It was a blast. My wife is continually intrigued
Maranki, JamesRM2Apr 24, 1979 – Dec 10, 1982OperationsAn unforgettable experience with an unforgettable cast of characters. My wife is always intrigued whenever I talk about ARS-42 or some of our crew members like R.L. Owens.
Duncan, DenisETR2Aug 1979 – Mar 1980OperationsI was assigned on temporary duty to the Uss Reclaimer from the Uss Ouellet.It was in the civilian shipyard in Honolulu.I was responsible for getting all of the electronic equipment re-calibrated and re-installed.
Cusmano, PaulEM3Nov 1979 – Jun 1980ElectriciansArrived in Hawaii while the USS Reclaimer was in drydock. Stayed on until June 1980. Assisted in the rescue of a Greek freighter. Good times and good friends. Looking to hear from some old shipmates who were onboard from 1979-1980.
Natale, Cookiems2Nov 19, 1979 – Jul 31, 1983sso2
Ball, BryanLtNov 21, 1979 – Dec 21, 1982OperationsStarted out as COMO, then Ops, then Supply and finally Diving Officer. 2 Westpacs under Bruce Banks and Richard Owens. Both great COs. Best 3 years of my active duty career. More crew members need to sign up.
Brigham, MarkBM2/DV1980 – 1980lockerwanted to say hello to fellow shipmates. Hope this message finds you all in good health ~ fair winds and following seas
Thompson, LarrySK3Dec 15, 1980 – Jan 15, 1984SUPPLYLooking for the Sailors of the USS RECLAIMER (ARS-42) SK Thompson(BOO)
Tucker, SteveRM3Apr 1981 – Feb 1, 1985OperationsGood to see a place like this. I hope some crewmembers see this and add their names to this list. Spent a lot of time in the PI. People have a hard time beleiving the stories I tell from those days.
Dahlman, NickQM3Sep 1981 – Sep 1984OPsJust wanting to see who is still out there, Would love to get a beer and see what happened to everyone. I'm in Tarpon Springs Fl these days
Scheer, VictorEN31982 –a-gang, b-2
Blanco, DonRM2Jan 1982 – Feb 1985OperationsGood Duty. Crew of Characters but tight knit. Good friends with Steve Tucker in Operations Dept. Almost lost my life on that ship during Westpac Cruise!
Blanco, Don profile iconE-5Jan 1982 – Feb 1985RadioWas on board with Robert McPaul, Charles Buzzell, Vinnie Maranki, Steve Tucker, Dan Woody and Jim Payne. Good Duty and Great Crew!
Petersen, PeteE-5/SM2Mar 1982 – Apr 1985OPSBest Times of my Life without Question! Great group of guys!

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