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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 174 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

Picha, Leonard Butchem11976 – 1979egreat ship,great crew
Rand, RobertE3Jan 6, 1976 –mssn
Ashcraft, RayEN2Mar 10, 1976 – Dec 15, 1981B-2 and A-GangWho could forget the Belknap,recoveries or beach gear
Eck, KenBM3Mar 16, 1976 – May 16, 1979 I would like to thank everyone for their help and friendships. I was able to see her again in 2008. She was in a scrap yard, It was somber but still great to see her again. What great memories it brought back.
Eck, KenBM3Mar 16, 1976 – May 16, 1979Deck
Wallace Wally, CornellEnginemanAug 1976 – May 1980B-1 main engineroom A-GangThe best duty with he best shipmates ever a true band of brothers we worked hard and played hard the entire world waited in wonder for the Hoist to pull into their ports
Dorenkamp, TedHT-2Jun 1977 – Jul 15, 1979RWorked hard and played hard!!! We had a great crew. Anyone know where Skip Morgan is?
Goldman, MarkBM1Aug 1977 – Aug 1979DeckBest crew and team I had the pleasure of working with! I wish them all the best.
Freedman, Frank Aka ZiggyEM21978 – 1981EngIf I had to do it again, including the NSDD brambleton plant shipyards, no question. Never had more fun than on this thing. We worked our asses off and we played pretty hard in some exotic places like Menzel Bourgiba and Monaco. Extremes?
Griffin, RonE2Jan 1978 – Jan 1980EngineeringUse to work for PO3 Roush, Played gutiar and painted the lady in the engine room...
Frazier, PatrickEM 4Apr 3, 1978 – May 6, 1980EngineeringThe absolute best time of my life. I often think of my shipmates and wonder how they are doing. I have never felt such close friendship before or after my tour on the Hoist. Man, almost 30 years ago. I heard Soup had made LDO!
Frazier, PatrickEM2May 1, 1978 – May 1, 1980Eng
Baker, SteveEN3Aug 1, 1978 – May 1, 1981EngineeringWas the best crew I served with in 22 years
Rubenstein, Gary (Rube)e4Dec 20, 1978 – Dec 20, 1978Deck and MSBest ship and friends I've ever known.. Send me a line and let's keep in touch.
Klos, TerryBM1Feb 9, 1979 – Oct 9, 1983DeckIt was a type navy that would make you or break you...
Fleming, TomIC2Apr 24, 1979 – Apr 24, 1981engineeringThe best tour I served with the best crew. Great memories.
Saunders, RickEN2Jun 1979 – Nov 1982ENGThe time served aboard this vessel was definitely one of the BEST times in my life. Great boat, wonderful crew, exciting travels, and they actually paid me to ride along. We'll be hosting a reunion in Salina KS in June 2009.
Campbell, DarrellSH1Aug 1979 – May 1981SupplyLove the Ship and crew , had alot of good memories. Still remember the ship we lost in the devils trangle and the U352 job. Towing the Indy.
Fredette, GeneE3Sep 1979 – Aug 1981DeckHiya shipmates. Hope life is good for ya...
Sorenson, JohnQMSNDec 19, 1979 – Aug 1, 1981OPSThe worst Mess Crank in the Navy. Remember "The Hoistage Crisis."
Swacky, RichardEN 3Jun 10, 1980 – Sep 11, 1982engine room b 1nice ship really miss it
Dougherty, CharlesEN2Sep 1980 – Sep 1984EngineeringNot a day goes by that I don't miss the guys I trusted with my,youth and (at times) very life and I hope they felt that same trust in me.I know,Iknow pretty melodramatic. I've never felt as much respect for anyone more than you guys.
Darryl Self, DarrylSM3Dec 15, 1980 – Jun 1, 1983Great ship, and unforgettable memories. Please contact me at
Davis, Mavisbm31981 – 1985deck
Kitchen, Robert (Bob)BM3 BM2Mar 15, 1981 – Jun 6, 1983DECKStarted as a mssn, switched to BM Looking for photos aboard ship from around 1981-1983 lost mine in flood.
Almy, Gideon W. IIILieutenant CommanderJul 1981 – Jul 1983Commanding OfficerBest "little" salvage ship in the US Navy (at the time)...Great crew, good times!
Sandberg, KurtHT2Aug 1981 – Mar 1985eng
Sandberg, KurtHT2Aug 1981 – Feb 1985
Laramee, MichaelET1Jan 1, 1982 – Jan 1, 1987OpsMy first Sea Duty. I liked it so much I extended my tour - twice! I still remember most of the time onboard her, and my Navy appointed friends! I was proud of having served on her when the movie "Men of Honor" came out. Thanks - MJL
Harrington, NorrisHT2/DVApr 8, 1982 – Apr 8, 1983Deck
Good, DavidSK3Nov 20, 1982 – Jan 10, 1984SupplyFirst Sea tour. Great crew
Baker, JeffRM1Mar 12, 1983 – May 31, 1985OpsMy 4th ship but the best one by far. We chalked up some serious awards. Great crew & great friends. I think about you guys often. Wondering how you're doing.
Frey, DonGMG2Jun 15, 1983 – Sep 15, 1986DeckMany great guys on that ship enjoyed all the had lots of rocking & rolling on 2 meds good times and enjoyed it most days
Peters, BrianOS-3Oct 1983 – Dec 1986OperationsAfter all these years... If I stayed in (and I should have) I'd have 25 years. Two Med cruises and honorably discharged 12/19/86.. Thanks for the memories...
Higgins, RichardEN21984 – 1986ENGINEERING,AFT ENGINE RMIs there any body out there?? Remember the C.H.U.D.S., canalbalistic-huminoid-underground-dewhelling -snipes!! What a adventure, apart of my memeories that continue daily. Thanks to all who served on this historical vessel.
Marcus, DaverickMM3/DV1984 – 1986B2 Lower LockerTwas the only place on Gods earth where the nick name "Buck Wheat" was a compliment.I will always remember that dive crew; the "Gang". Fun Meds...thanks, Bill, Mac,Tim,Spauggie, Lewis,Donovan,Griswald,and all the others faces I sti
Hayes, RaymondEN21984 – 1985B2 lower levelMiss all the Chuds and buckwheats that I served with in the engineering dept. I will always remember you guys. Great med cruise.
Dunn, WayneEN FA1984 – Apr 25, 19856th fleet
Martin, Craig/cujoeSM/SNMar 14, 1984 – Nov 8, 1986Deck/Signal gangto Marcus,Mac,holt, banks,Moe,Pete,Willie, Master Diver, Barnes,Brown,Chief Harmon skalsky, Mavis LTJG Ballinger and Capt DK Wallace, you guys were such great part of my life you were my family. and miss you all the those times.
Gerres, Lawrence / LarryEMCMay 1984 – Jul 1986E
Wiseman, William / BillQMSN - QM2May 1984 – Dec 1986NAV ON01
Wiseman, BillQM2May 1984 – Dec 1986ON01
Mobley, PhillipSNOct 1984 – Jan 1986Deck/SalvageWhat an experience this ship was for me Master Diver Ryan got me dive school and I went on to have a great time in the Navy should have stayed in but oh well becoming a diver is still one of my proudest accomplishments!
Williams, Kevin WilliesnNov 7, 1984 – May 11, 1988deck depthello ship mates this is Willie SN Kevin Williams just saw the sight so give me a call 706 614 0249 I will never forget what a great bunch we were the Hoisty boys and especially craige martin my main little fat buddy

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