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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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Kerslake, DougEMC(SW)1985 – 1988EE01
Taylor, RickieQM11985 – 1988NavigationFacebook
Franck, John profile iconseaman/E31985 – 1988dec kBEST TIME OF MY LIFE SEEN THE WORLD, I REMEMBER U TIM JIMENZ , PICKING UP THE SPACE SHUTTLE USS CHALLENGER IN 85 WAS ONE OF THE BEST EXPERINCES OF MY LIFE DOWN IN COCO BEACH WE WERE DOWN THER FOR A GOOD 3 MONTHS PICKING
Crabtree, Chrise3Jan 1, 1985 – Jan 1, 1987deckstill remember all the crew franck carpenter justiss green, meels simone kellum snipes cpohodges denniscorl king, pinkney,greenwalt,andy, good times on the ship... shuttle recovery, coco beach, pulling targets, the med
Carpenter, StewEN3Mar 1985 – Nov 1988MPI have some pretty good memories from that old tub! Still in! Ah Naples, that place was always fun.
Green, BarryMS3May 1, 1985 – Jan 1, 1988SupplyRemember cooking in the Mess 1 &1/2 Med cruises Space shuttle recover pretty good crew
Pinkney, Mark/pinkYNSNMay 5, 1985 – Feb 23, 1989Ships OfficeWhat an experience. Served in Deck for a minute with Master Diver Bruering, CWO Gillman and Chief Hodges, Cmd McAffee and Scott, YN1 Usery PN1 Haneline XO Nolte. France, Italy, P. Rico, Rome, Challenger Mission.
Johnson, Dana profile iconQM3Jul 15, 1985 – Jul 15, 1989OperationsHello to all, just stop by to add my name to history and see if anybody i served with was on here
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Williams, FredDC3Feb 1986 – May 1990R Div
Campbell, TimothyOS 2Aug 1, 1986 – Aug 1, 1989operations
Gates, DarrellHT2/DVSep 30, 1986 – Oct 1, 1988Engineering I saw Hugo and Fred on here & couldn't resist. underway was damage control and welding rust, keeping the sea from squirting through the hull. In port, which ghost would you meet on midwatch, B1 or aft steering?
Castellanos, HugoSeaman1987 – 1991DeckWhat an experience, I serve for about 2 years and made good friends & had the opportunity to make a med cruise. I’m still in the Navy as Selres.
Neidrauer, JimEM2(SW)1987 – 1990EngHad an awesome time on that old ship. Met a lot of good people, good memories.
Guinn, JohnDCFNJan 1987 – Sep 1989ENGENEERING As I get older I think about the Oppy alot hello and good luck to all I served with
Neatrour, KevinBMSNApr 1987 – Sep 1991DECKCame on board and withing the first year went to Captains Mast 3 times, I had lots of fun times on Oppy. ended up doing 20 years and retiring in August of 2011 with 20 years and it all started on the Opportune.
Cramer, KeithSM2Jun 1987 – Aug 1990OpsHad a nice time on the Oppy. Met a lot of guys I'll never forget.
Jakstis, GregoryJun 9, 1987 – Jul 10, 1989
Jimenez, TimSK3Nov 1987 – Nov 1989SupplyHad a great time on that old rust bucket. Had even a better time broke down for eight weeks in Italy. Looking for anyone that served during this time.
Stellacie, SonPN3Mar 8, 1988 – Jul 31, 1990PersonnelGlad to see old names, brings back memories of my favorite ship. Had many perfect storm moments on this ship!
Zimmerman, Robert (Bob)QM3(DV)May 1988 – Jun 1990Dive Locker/OPSWhat an incredible experience! Been in the Navy for 28 years now but my time on the OPPORTUNE is without a doubt one of the most memorable i've ever had. Thanks so much to all those who took care of me during my time.
Rahatt, OrbrinE3May 3, 1988 – Sep 30, 1989deckwOULD LIKE TO FIND ALOT OF MY BUDDIES THAT I SERVED WITH IN THE NAVY.
Del Valle, JoseHM1(AW)Jun 1988 – Jan 1990MedicalThis was my first tour of duty as an Independent Duty Corpsman, it was a challenge and a learning experience.
Ryniak, GeorgeEN3Jul 1988 – Nov 11, 1991Engineering/A-GangGood old ship with a great crew. Miss playing guitar with Tedricks and doc Johnson and miss the old hole snipe crew in B1 and B2. It was a pig boat but it would tow anything. RIP Opportune It was fun serving on her.
Barry, MarkEM2(SW)Sep 1, 1988 – Aug 1, 1991EngineeringSent to engineering upon arrival. Worked in B1 and B2 engineering spaces. Electrical shop was home until I left in 1991. Lots of good memories.
Wright, MarkHT21989 – 1993ENGI had a great time aboard Opportune. She was a good ship. The crew over the years that I was aboard were a great group of people! We saw so many things and I had a chance to see the world. I have been retired for two years now.
Murphy, RussEN1(SW)1989 – 1993Oil Lab
Allen, ClintEM21989 – Feb 1992Engineering, Electricians shopI really enjoyed the chance to see places I never would have visited otherwise. Worked with some great shipmates.
Novak, VictorE51989 – 1992COMMUNICATIONSGreat time. Saw many places and things while stationed onboard. Served under Commanders Jones and Iskra. I can be reached at j60novak@yahoo.com
Barr, DavidEM2Mar 1989 – 1993E
Walker, Robert/ BobHT2Apr 5, 1989 – Oct 2, 1992ER04/ welding and damage controlFound some pics of Panamal canal and films of Med cruise for Desert Storm, lots of memories. See some names i remember, hope all is well. Did 3 years in Army after leaving Oppy.
Holmos, RobertMay 1989 – May 1991Came aboard and Capt Jones was in charge and unfortutely he got sick then came Captain Darlene Iskra. Served 22 yerars in the active Navy and she rates at the top of all the CO's I had.
Merritt, Jr., Eddiee3Jun 6, 1989 – Jun 3, 1992radiomanHad its good moments,enjoyed nearly all of my crew. Tried to reconnect with a few but only found one. Guess it just wasn't my thing at that time. Hope everyone is doing well and GOD bless................................
Laurie, BruceSM3Sep 9, 1989 – Mar 30, 1993operations
Lindsey, NickEN2(SW)Nov 1989 – Aug 1991B-2, Logroom Yomen
Provencio, JoeRM3Dec 1989 – Apr 1993Deck & OperationsMy time on the Opportune was a lifetime experience. I met a lot of great people and enjoyed going to all the places we went. The Med Cruise, Panama, Virgin Islands, Bermuda and the experience of Hurricane Andrew.
Smith, MarkEM31990 – 1993Engineering
Stuckey, DioneE31990 – 1993Outlaw CrewHad some good times aboard this ship. Dyer, Marshal, Merritt, Hardin, Martin, Willis, Blackwell, Carriere, Kay. Oh my word! Boy did we have some fun. I came aboard from ET school, just b4 Jones got sick.
Parks, StanfordBM2Jan 4, 1990 – Jan 9, 1992DeckLoved every moment on while on board. We had a tight crew....May God Bless You Mr. Jones! Made Navy History with Darlene Irska running the show!
Martin, MichaelRMSRJan 4, 1990 – Jun 4, 1992OPERATIONS/ Radioman/Teletype RepairmanThe USS OPPORTUNE was a great experience. I enjoyed every moment spent on board. I loved the opportunity and the crew was spectacular! Great experience and some of the greatest memories of my life was spent on that ship!
Schmidt, RobGMG2(SW)Jun 1990 – Jan 1992WEPSOn board for the famous Desert Storm Med Cruise with the whirlwind stops in Taranto, Italy and Gibraltar...
Crow, ChrisEM3Aug 19, 1990 – Jan 11, 1993Engineering
Fickes, ScottE-7 ENCOct 1, 1990 – Aug 1992A This was my last command and served as MPA, I was honored and proud to have served under the first female combat captain, CDR Darlene Iskra. she was an inspiration and a professional leader and commander. good luck
Magary, IanQM3(DV)Nov 1990 – 1993OPS / lockerMy first ship out of Second Class Dive School. Lots of memorable times
Perry, TerrenceRM3Nov 3, 1990 – Jun 20, 1993RADIO
Iskra, DarleneCDRDec 27, 1990 – Mar 1993Commanding OfficerI enjoyed most of my time on the Opportune. Took over in the Med during Desert Storm, worked the Hurricane Andrew Relief Ops in Miami. The ship did good things.
Iskra, Darlene profile iconLCDRDec 27, 1990 – Feb 1993CommandGood ship. Great crew. Lousy chain of command support. Nice to see all my shipmates on this site. Thanks for your service in making Opportune great til the end.

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