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USS Safeguard (ARS 25) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Safeguard (ARS 25). 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 29 crew members registered for the USS Safeguard (ARS 25).

Bloom, GlenDCFN1952 – 195311-37Just looking to see what any of the old crew are doing, and if they are still alive. I especialy would like to find out how my friend Jim Gillete is doing. And I was glad to find out the ship is still being used.
Stewart, John C.PN 2Aug 1958 – Feb 1960ClaricalDid one westpac tour winter of 58. Was qualified as a diver onboard DVS(later Navy did away with Salvage was uped to DV 2. Will correspond with any shipmates who was aboard when I was.
Green, RobertFIREMAN DC1959 – 1961shipfitersLooking for Joehandson Chief enginer and Eward Meinsor GM3
Allen, RonaldICFN1961 – 1962E DìvNot one of my brightest moments in my Navy Career.Transfered to USS Ponchatoula (AO 148)
Morey, BillBM3Jan 1961 – Jan 1965DVI came to the Safeguard straight out of bootcamp...For the most part enjoyed my time aboard, except when I had to work under BMC Jones...he was a jerk.....enjoyed the trips the the far east each year...
Homicz, HenrySNApr 1961 – Aug 1962Make my 1st WesPac cruise on the Safeguard. I enjoy the tour very much would not mind dueing it again. I'd liketo hear from anyone that was in the Deck Dept and Supply Dept. I started out in deck then went to Supply.
Frederickson, JoeSM31963 –OperationsThis is an update in June, 2019. I'm 73 now and living in Olympia, Washington. If you were aboard on 12/8/1965 you are presumed for Agent Orange exposure. Prostate cancer in 2016, was approved for VA disability.
Frederickson, JoeSM3Sep 1963 – Dec 1965OperationsChecking in for the third time over the years on this site. Now 75 years of age, living in Olympia, Washington and in Yuma, Arizona. Flags still flying.
Frederickson, JoeSA-SM3Sep 8, 1963 – Dec 18, 1965OperationsFrom deckape to Signalman Third Class, two WestPacs with Vietnam service. In touch 2004 with former CO, XO and division officer. CO now in his 80s,living in Texas. Would never trade my two years in Safeguard at age 18. Now at 58, flags still flying.
Thibodeaux, BrianEM 3Oct 1, 1963 – Feb 1, 1967Prop ControlEnjoyed time and crew members
Cravens, CharlesBM3 DV21964 – 1965DeckWhile I'm not sure about the dates it was the best command I was ever on. Being a DVR was one of the greatest expiences of my life. Great ship great crew great friends. Hey Fischer!
Hooper, LeslieGunners Mate 3rd Class1964 – 1968Gunners MateI served aboard Safeguard ARS 25 from 1964-1968, gunners mate 3rd class,good times, real good times, made a lot of friends. Best years of my life. Would like to hear from Dick Genobels or David Anges.
Fordyce (Hays), Monty (Mike)EN3Nov 1964 – Aug 1967EngineeringI liked most of the people I worked with, particularly Jim Howard. But, I have no love for that ship or the hole I worked in, I bare the scars to this day.
Genobles, DickSM(dv)Nov 1, 1964 – Sep 1, 1968OperationsWas aboard 64-68 sure would like to hear from anyone that was aboard during that time.
Genobles, RichardE-5Dec 12, 1964 – Sep 21, 1968OperationsStarted as a deck ape them went to the bridge and when Joe got his crow I became a sm striker. Also was a diver.I have to say those were the best years of my life. After Safeguard I had to get serious.
Flores, Augustin Monteclaro1965 –GalleyI am very old now and I dont remember exactly what dates I was aboard the Safguard. I was aboard while I was in Viet Nam. If you were aboard during Viet Nam, please say hello.
Lofgren, DonaldRM1965 – 1967OperatiomsThe Safeguard was good ship to be on, but being a young, dumb punk of a kid I was not the best sailor on her. Stopped drinking in 79, had a real good life since then. Pray that all you Safeguard sailors are doing well., ThomasBMJun 21, 1965 – 1969DECKDOUG MCQUIRE BM3
Jones, DavidE-3Aug 16, 1965 – Dec 13, 1966Galley/DeckNeed info about our Vietnam experiences email me We were on land in DaNang..but when?
Harris, Mason profile iconCT3/QMMar 15, 1967 – Jul 1968OperationsMy being part of this crew was a great experience. I was doing what I was supposed to be doing in life. I really miss the friendships that were forged. I would enjoy hearing from any of my former shipmates.
Schem, John (Bosn)CWO2Dec 1967 – Jan 19681st Lt. & Weopons OfficerHated to leave her. Would like to hear about boatswains Fisher, Davis and Lt. Bob Foster.
Isley, Stephen (Steve)Nov 1968 – Apr 5, 1972SF-2 DV-2
Wilkins, LoganFN1969 – 1971R- Div.I came aboard The Safeguard when it was in dry dock in Pearl Harbor in 1969 and left after completing the West-Pac tour in 1971. Spent time on the diving operation in the Qua Viet River and rode out Typhoon Betty Taiwan.
Pennebaker Sr., William E.BM31970 – Mar 1971Deck Division
Gardner, Louis J. (Jim)BM1Jan 1970 – Apr 1973DECK
Van De Mark, PaulBMNov 1970 – Dec 1971DeckServed on USS Safeguard ARS 25 1970-1971 & USS Grapple ARS 7 1968-1970. Approved for Agent Orange benefits on Safeguard 1971-Cam Ranh Bay.
Christianson, MarkSN1972 –Deck
Baker, DavidEN21975 – 1976A and M
Crout, KeithEN3Sep 1975 – Mar 1979B-1 andB-2 fuel and water kingjust wonder about shipmates

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