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USS Papago (ATF 160) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Papago (ATF 160). 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 84 crew members registered for the USS Papago (ATF 160).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1974 | 1975 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Weber, LouisYN21975 – 1977
Weber, Louis1975 – 1977
Pennock, BobIC2Oct 1975 – Sep 1979EngineeringWhat an experience. B2 watch, Holy Lock Scotland, ship yard, target towing, and the people!
Shay, MichaelseamanNov 15, 1975 – Aug 27, 1979bmn/a
Frye, WilliamEM 2Jan 1976 – May 1977EngineeringReliving the old Navy memories as my youngest son Justin serves on the USS Ronald Regan CVN 76
Gruvman, GabeSep 1976 – Aug 1978BMHope your all doing well. Had a great time in Scotland. Rocky.
Clark III, A.j.BM2Nov 1976 – Jul 1981DeckYou never forget your first ship! My time on the Papago is my most memorable and exciting time in the Navy. Fun times, great shipmates, WONDERFUL MEMORIES! My sons have shared my stories in their military experiences.
Porter, JohnYN1Mar 1978 – Feb 1981OPS
Porter, JohnYN1Mar 1978 – Mar 6, 1981Ops Have many great memories while aboard the Papago...The trip to Portland Maine and Newport Rhode Island and serving with great shipmates.
Van Vliet, RichardSM1Apr 1, 1978 – Apr 1, 1983OCRetired CWO4 Bosnr/LCDR Feb 1999
Attridge, RobertLTJGMay 1978 – May 1980
Bullock, RalphSN1979 – 1981DeckMy first ship assignment. Great crew and shipmates. Worked my way back to "HM" A school" so the tour wasn't that long of a tour. Thankful for what I learned.
Yoworski, Roberte51979 – 1982engineering
Thompson, RandyENGINEMAN THIRD CLASSSep 1980 – May 1982Engineering
Boutwell, Brockboatswain mateDec 26, 1980 – Apr 14, 1983deckwhat a life forming adventure. I remember fondly.
Duffy, KorySA - EM2Jan 1982 – May 1985Deck and EFirst ship, seemed like forever ago. Served with some great crewmates. Those 3 days off the north wall after anchor recovery was alot of fun :)
Kelley, BarryQM2Mar 1982 – Jun 1984NavigationJoined the reserves and found this ship home-ported in Little Creek, VA. The Papago was a very old, but well maintained fleet tug. This tug towed the USS Iowa to New Orleans and Pascagoula Naval shipyards for retrofit.
Pedersen, Steve. Nickname PeedyQM 2Jul 14, 1982 – Jul 14, 1985Bridge
Almy, Gideon W. IIILieutenant CommanderSep 1983 – Jan 1984Commanding Officer (Interim)One of the biggest & most rewarding challenges of my career...great crew, extremely responsive & loyal
Pick, MichaelHTFN1984 – Jun 1985HTSpent most of my tour assigned to the mess deck. Scullery Queen.
Lassiter, JoeEN21987 – 1989EngineeringI was part of the Re-Comissioning crew, alot of hard work but we made the best of it
Taibbi, MichaelRM2May 1987 – Aug 1990OperationsTook a lot of work to re-commission the ship. Looking back we had some good times. The salvage Navy was an experience.
Bengela, EdEM3Mar 14, 1988 – Sep 30, 1992NONELoved the guys I served with. The small tug boat that could. Panama Canal, Bermuda, Puerto Rico. Caribbean Sea, Cuba-nah too hot even in the shade. Thanks to the men I served with.
Oxley, "Ox"SNMay 15, 1989 – Oct 18, 1992Deck ApeI had the best of time with the best family, guy's like BM 1 Jones, BM 3 Cuzzort, Cook E, Green, radio "Hooch" . Now in the Army I really do miss the Navy. Bye my old friends
Dallas, Michael profile iconBMSNAug 15, 1989 – Jul 28, 1991Deck Dept .The '' Good Ship Papago '' had a great crew in Port and underway . I made friends that after 20 plus years we still stay in touch . If I could do it all over again , I'd do it in a flash . But with better Shippers .
Rooks, KevinEM3Sep 1990 – Feb 1993Engineering
Harris, AdamEM31991 – 1992E-div
Mathis, ChadDC2Jan 1991 – Jan 1992RepairGreat crew..........rust bucket!
Frawley, JaysonFNJan 10, 1991 – 1992B2No one knows what I am talking about when I describe this boat. Can't say i miss waking up to a rack filled with F76 after fuel transfers.
Russo, CharlesSA/SNMay 5, 1991 – Jun 1, 1992Deck
Santos, Lawrence / LarrySNJun 1991 – 1992DECKGreat group of Shipmates, although some names have slipped away from the memories most have not. I really miss the family bond you get with a great crew. A shout out to the BM's, and GM's.
Vensland, KentET2Jun 23, 1991 – Sep 30, 1992OEBattle Tug Papago
Miller, Stephen, SteveCAPTAIN BLIGHAug 1991 – Aug 1992mutineersThanks for the memories. Nothing like cruising the seas on a vintage, WW II, ocean-going tug! Ed Bengella is my hero! Sean Selby, come out of hiding already! And for all of you who stayed in the Navy, civilian life is GREAT!
Bartels, RichardHT21992 –EngeringDo not rember date 1st coming aboard but was on thru last trip we went thru panama canale and deco mooned ship

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