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USS Hoist (ARS 40) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Hoist (ARS 40). 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 172 crew members registered for the USS Hoist (ARS 40).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1964 | 1965 – 1975 | 1976 – 1984 | 1985 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Brown, TimMM2/DV1985 – Nov 1986The Hoist
Calleja, JohnBM2/DV1985 – Jan 1987DeckA great piece of history, Great to see this ship in the movie, "Men of Honor". A special Hey to the divers of the Hoist. Great serving with you.
Spencer, BradleyEM2Jul 1985 – Nov 1987E
Spaugy, MikeAug 1985 – Sep 1991Engineering B-1, B-2, A-GangLearned more on this Ship than anywhere ever served. Great ship, great crew except for those that all know about. too many great stories to be retold over and over. Some of the worst/best times of my life were spent associatted with ARS-40
Slavinsky, RichSM3Aug 1985 – Feb 1987Operations
Mason, Donald (Mack)RM3Aug 29, 1985 – Dec 10, 1988OPERATIONSWHAT MEMORIES..MED CRUISE, VIRGIN ISLANDS, BERMUDA...CAPT. BAFFORD, A REAL GOOD SKIPPER...WE KEPT THE GREEN C...RM3 HOLT, RM2 GUINN, RM2 BRADSHAW(LEARNED EVERYTHING FROM YA.).ET1 HALL, ET2 LARAMIE. BM3 HOOD. .WWW.DAGRTMASE@YAHOO.COM..
Thompson, MarkEN21986 – 1990Engineering B-1There's something to be said for being on one of the smallest ships of our navy, the best by far being able to have been such a close nit crew. Some good times, some bad but I'd do it all over again.
Knox, BrianHT3/DC3Apr 1, 1986 – Aug 31, 1988ENGLearned so much from HTC Bucknam, HT1 DeAngelo and HT2 Stednets Left command after breaking my leg playing softball for the command. Miss being Haze Grey and underway sometimes...
Houser, DocE-6Jul 1, 1986 – Jun 1, 1989DeckWhat a great tour...like Spaugy said, some of the best and worse times. Most memorable was the rescue of the US Bonefish, the last deisel boat in operation that suffered a battery fire loosing 3 crewman.
Lovette, SamQM1/QMCJan 1987 – Dec 1989NAVMost formative tour of my career! Tight crew, salty ship, and exciting operations. Too bad she's gone.
Roberson, James (Robie)DC2Jan 1, 1987 – Aug 31, 1990EngineeringHad some good times and learn much about the Navy and life. Thanks to LT. Jerry Davis and EN1 Mike Spaugy. Feel Free to contact me.
Langla, PerryEN2Sep 1987 – Jan 1989A-Gang
Davis, JerryLTOct 15, 1987 – Nov 19, 1990CHIEF ENGINEERGreat ship and finally a great engineering crew, especially, believe it or not, ENCM Spaugy The Eng.
Qualich, Silvio "Q"ET2/ET3Nov 1988 – Jan 1993OperationsThe only ship of my Navy career. Two Med cruises, one transatlantic escort, GITMO are just a few of the things we did. Great Ship Great Crew. I would do it again in half a heartbeat!
Mealy, JeffEN2Dec 1988 – Jun 1989M Div
Binzer, KeithBM3/DV1989 – 1993Deck/Dive LockerWhat an Honor to be stationed on the HOIST, what a great group of people. The time spent on the HOIST are some of my best memories.
Williams, StanleyRM2Mar 1989 – Oct 1990OPS/Radio1 Med cruise
Cordova, WesleySM2Jun 1989 – 1991OPSHad a great time and it is good to see some of these names I remember. I even see the tasmanian navigator! And Qualich... I was thought to have fallen overboard because of you. Well, sort of anyway.
Iskra, DarleneLCDRJul 1989 – Jul 1990Executive OfficerGreat Ship! Great Tour. Wonderful deployment to the Med. Officers and crew were wonderful
Thorpe, BillEN2 (sw)Jul 15, 1989 – May 25, 1993Deck/Engineermet alot of good people and some friends ill never forget,the whole crew was like family and a few of them guys were so inspirational in my life and i give all the credit in the world to the crew of USS Hoist i miss all
Cormier, DanSN/DVJul 15, 1989 – Dec 15, 1990Dive LockerI joined the HOIST right before a Med cruise from 89-90..Haze Grey and underway,departing Little Creek heading into Hurricane Hugo. Christmas in Naples getting blessed by the Pope. NYE Cowboy Bar Palma de Mallorca.Hooya!
Oldham, CharlesQM2Sep 1989 – Apr 1993Ops/DeckMy first command. Had an awesome tour. Came on board as a non-rate. Left as the A-Nav and a diver
Spencer, TrevorE-6/EN1Oct 10, 1989 – Sep 23, 1990A-gangNice ship,alot of things to keep you busy, first African American to get surface warfare pin aboard her.
Lee, MichaelBM31990 – 1993Deck
Lipert, BradHMCS (SW/FMF)Feb 1990 – Feb 1992Medical
Spiegler, MichaelEN3Jun 15, 1990 – Sep 30, 2004EngeneeringWonderful memories. Decommission Day was a sad day. Miss keeping the fuel tanks in B-2 from leaking into the bildges
Thomas, RayYN3 YeomanJun 15, 1990 – May 15, 1992AdminRusty ship.. Great Crew! My first command. Came abourd while ship was in dry dock after med. Left for "A" school and returned as YN3. Left for new duty station immediately before ship left for last med cruise. Argh!
Evans, JeffEM3Dec 2, 1990 – Jul 2, 1992ELECTRCIANSGreat times with Thorp, Lily, White,Lazary, Schostak, we had an awsome ball team together !
Pettengill, LarryEN 31991 – 1995
Bodyke, MatthewEN31991 – 1993A-Gang
Hoyuela, RamonEN-FIREMANJan 14, 1991 – Nov 6, 1994ENGINEERING AWSOME MEMORIES AND UNFORGETABLE SHIPMATES, B1 AND B2, THE DIVE TEAM , GOD BLESS. . MIKE CASTILLO (EN3), DAVID ORTEGA (DV),BILLY THORPE (EN2), NASH (MM1), AND THE REST OF THE CREW. REMEMBER SHIPMATES 4.0 TILL WE DIE!!
Osborn, Darren OsbornE4/RM3Jul 1, 1991 – Jul 1, 1993OpsIt was great to find this site and see some people and names I haven't heard or seen for years. I see Lt. Cullen on here. BM1 Thompson and ET2 Whalen. Great to see other divers and BM's here. We had some good times here.
Cullen, ShawnLTAug 1991 – Dec 22, 1993OperationsGreat ship. I was Suppo and Ops Officer. An honor to serve on HOIST.
Nash, HenryMR11992 – 1994EngineeringI can proudly say that it was the best and most rewarding duty in my 20 year career. If it were not for LT. J.P. Davis (Cheng) and ENC Spaugy I might not of had a chance to excel. 4.0. Like to hear from old shipmates.
Wood, Barry / Woody profile iconMS31992 – 1994S-2
Hold, WalterEM11992 – 1994E DIVISION
Fuchsgruber, ThomasEM31992 – 1994E-DivI remember so much about my time on the Hoist, but mostly the great guys I had the honor to work with. The best and tightest crew ever assembled. "Every day's a holiday and every meal's a feast!" & "Four-F----ING-0!!"
Escobar, JosueEm21992 – 1994Engineering
Smith, James profile iconE31992 – 1994DeckLooking for a few people that served through final decommission.
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Seekman, MikeIC3/DVMar 1992 – Sep 1994
Myers, PhilBMCM (MDV)Mar 1992 – Jun 1994Dive LockerTruly an honor to serve with this unbelievable crew. The highlight of a 30 year career.
Harris, DavidEM1/DSW/SWMar 13, 1992 – Mar 15, 1994DIVING / ENGINEERINGI HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING IN BOTH MY RATE AND DIVING DEPTS. I DEFINATELY EARNED MY SEA LEGS ON BOARD THIS SHIP.
Whalen, PatrickET2Jun 1, 1992 – Sep 30, 1994Ops
Lodwick, BobOS11993 – Aug 20, 1994OPS
Hughes, JeffSNNov 5, 1993 – Sep 30, 1994DeckThe Hoist was my first duty station. I met the ship in Spain at the beginning of its last Med cruise. I have nothing but fond memories of the boat and her crew. I still consider those guys my family.

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