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USS Opportune (ARS 41) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Opportune (ARS 41). 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 179 crew members registered for the USS Opportune (ARS 41).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1974 | 1975 – 1984 | 1985 – 1990 | 1991 – now

Smith, RobertSN to GMG31968 – 1969Deck Division to Gunnery divisionfriends with Imre Komarome, Dennis Liken, Michael Denny many others
Campbell, VictorEns/LtjgAug 1968 – Jul 1970Operations OfficerGood ship with a great crew.
Ulmer, JimRM2Oct 17, 1968 – Dec 21, 1971operatonsServed entire enlistment onbd the 41. Served under LCDR Gagne and Craft. Two Med cruises and several shorter cruises. Onboard during the raising of NASA payloiad from 1 mile down was a record. Great shipmates for 4 yrs.
Reed, JimEN31969 – 1971Engine manLot of good memories a board the opportune. Hello to Barney and mike from Jim Reed. Live in alliance ohio.
Bartholow, Paul DouglasSK31969 – 1973opperationsBarney wruble and i came aboard in malta, the last two months of med tour. Being the newbies we got the full initiation. All in all the crew was great! glad to have served
Ricci, Mike A.k.a. Rickyen3Apr 1969 – Feb 1972main engine roomlooking for wally warren dc2. we spent a weekend in rome 1971 . he has photos I would like to see. visited j.a. reed en3 and en1 fouch in ohio in 73 or 74. em3 gene Johnson married my sister,now divorced
Fouch, DavidEN1May 1969 – Jul 1971Engineering
Ronald R Wruble, Barneye3May 28, 1969 – Apr 28, 1971bupersman matelooking to hear from some of the guys on the ship with me?
MacDermid, BruceLTJGDec 24, 1969 –
Bails, JohnMR21970 – 1973RSerching for crew members that served under LTCDR Don C!
Morgan, Richard/rickSM21970 – 1971OCTransferred from COMSERVRON6 Naples, to Oppie just before she left for the Med. Had the best division officer LTJG McDermid. Had some unreal experiences on Oppie. Capt Craft was great.
Enlow, JackIC3Mar 1, 1970 – Aug 24, 1972EngineeringLoved my time on board, wish I would have changed a few things in my life to have stayed. But alas..
Mody, PeterHT2Apr 10, 1970 – Aug 25, 1972engeneringGood ship with great shipmates, A lot of good memories
Sutcliffe, Herb (Mocliffe) profile iconETR 2/ET1Jun 19, 1970 – Dec 19, 1972OPSA couple of Med cruises, Caribbean, and Key West I remember LTCMDR Craft
Morgan, RichardSM2Aug 1970 – Jul 1971OCGreat crew. Crazy QMC, but replaced by a really great one after the Med. Wish I could remember his name. Enjoyed my short time on her.
Long Jr., JohnE3Aug 5, 1970 – Aug 5, 1973AtlanticUSS Opportune ARS 41 years 1970-1973
Ihde, RickYN3Sep 1970 – Oct 1971
West, PierceHM1Sep 1970 – Sep 1972Medical Department Rep/Medical Deep Sea DiverGreat tour of duty with CDR Craft as CO
Littlefield, WinstonBT2 (DV1)1971 – Feb 20, 1973Scuba lockerI was on board from 1971 until Feb 1973 then to sat. diving school .HTCM (MDV) Bennett was the master diver the best master I ever dove for.
Legare, ThomasSN1971 – 1972Boatswain mateSpent about a year on USS Opportune. I'm looking for John Reynolds who also served on same ship.
McDonald, JohnIC21971 – 1971EI spent the last months of my duty on the USS Opportune, I pick it up at Rota, Spain to Little Creek, VA.
Lang, Henry (Kandi) HnHN1971 – Nov 1972sickbayI miss the crew and the friends that were onboard ...any one wishing to contact me 404-405-0068
Trammell, William HEN1Apr 1, 1971 – Jun 5, 1973M This ship was the best, The CO was a leader of men, I would have followed him to hell and back. The crew worked hard and played even harder The Oppy did alot of good work
Phinney, AllanElectrician Mate 3rd ClassApr 30, 1971 – Nov 6, 1972EngineeringHad some interesting experiences aboard the "Oppy", some good, some not so much. All in all a great learning experience for a young guy.
Perry, William (Bill)w1. w-2May 6, 1971 – Mar 10, 1974chief engineerEnjoyed my tour. lots of great people. Don craft. bob fred(RIP re engined with cats 3 med cruises includung recovering jfk anchor and chain. I was OOD when we found it.
Trammell, William (Bill)EN1Jun 6, 1971 – May 6, 1973MGood ship, good crew. Worked hard and played hard.
Haubert, PhilipRM5Jun 10, 1971 – Aug 10, 1972CommunicationsIf you were on board when I was, please contact me at e-mail " Thanks.
O'Hara, KevinEN-3Dec 1971 – Feb One of the greatest times of my life. Served under some of the best Petty Officers, Chiefs and Officers in the US Navy. Mr. Perry was the best. Many good times, good port calls and friends.
Pierce, SteveENS1972 – 1975Communications Officer/Salvage Diving OfficerMy first ship. Great Med cruise, including recovering USS JFK's anchor and chain off Cannes, France. BMCS Okey Southers took me to USS Recovery to meet Carl Brashear. Many great memories. Looking for John Mulkeen.
Hutchinson, Eric (Hutch)EM3Feb 1, 1972 – Dec 14, 1974engWas on the Oppy for the JFK lift in the Med in '72. Hell of a lot iron to get off the bottom.
Werneke, Robert (Bob)EN2Oct 15, 1972 – Jun 6, 1975SalvageAwesome time aboard the Oppy. Interesting time in History coming out of Vietnam. Always busy, Robert Fred CO, Bosn Ryder Salvage Officer, Okey Southers Master Diver. Absolutely a great time of my life. Cheers
Duncan, WilliamLCDRDec 1972 – Jun 5, 1975XONever boring. Best C.O. ever, Bob Fred. Last job before departure, clearing & reopening Suez Canal. Other adventures: Picking up tug in Coney Island Channel, Yonkers parade; KENNEDY anchor recovery, CYCLOPSE search.
McVehil, JohnE5/RM1973 – 1976COMMUNICATIONS
Lucas, David ( Luke )YHT2Jan 1973 – May 1976EngineeringWow its been 40 years since I left the Oppy and the navy. I wonder where Mike Tipton, Ricky Johnson, John Flaherty,Abe Snelson, Mike Van Winkle and HTCM Gruber are now. I'm retired from Goodyear and enjoying life.
Hanes, RobertOS1/OSCJan 1, 1973 –OperationsWould like to say hello to all my shipmates. Was promoted to chief while on a Med cruise in early 73' .I continued my career and retiring as Chief Warrant.
Engelhardt, Gary profile iconIC2Jan 1, 1973 – Mar 1, 1975Only IC man on boardGitmo cruise, Shore leave in Ocho Rios Jamaica, pulling targets and floating drydock from Quonset Point, RI. Left the Oppy just before the Suez cruise. Remember going to VA beach and party with Mike Gourlie and gang.
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Tonkin, DonBM1 (DV)1974 –Dive LockerSuez canal was fun, but busy. Glad I found the bicycle that RJ threw over the side that I was blamed for. Lagging for choice of sea rats meal on Egyptian crane got a bit intense at times. Good deck crew to work with.
Gourlie, MikeEM1Jul 1974 – Apr 1976Electrical DivisionServed aboard the USS Opportune during its deployment to the Suez Canal Zone area in 1975 as an adjunct to Task Force 65. The Opportune was the first ship to travel the entire canal after its closing in 1967.
Gourlie, MikeEM!Aug 1974 – Apr 1976ElectricalWas on board for the Med Cruise to the Suez Canal. First ship to traverse the Suez Canal since 1968. Go Oppy! Retired LTC (O-5), Wisconsin Army National Guard. Active duty combat tour in Afghanistan, Aug 2004 - Aug 2005.
Brummett, CarlARS 41Nov 23, 1974 – Jul 3, 1977EngineeringAboard the Oppy during the Suez Canal Tour. Met a lot of good men and friends.

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