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USS Manitowoc (LST 1180) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Manitowoc (LST 1180). 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 415 crew members registered for the USS Manitowoc (LST 1180).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Garaboa, PhilipOS2Jan 21, 1966 – Nov 24, 1971OpsThe best time in my life. Where's old Cary?
Davis, StanLTJG1969 – 1972Deck/Gunnery
Brown, JamesE31969 – 1972EngineeringPRECOMMISIONING CREW COMMISIONING CREW PLANK OWNER. SAILED THE OL SHIP FROM PHILLY TO LONG BEACH GOING THROUGH THE CANAL. LOTS OF STOPS BETWEEN. STATIONED ON THE BRIDGE WHEN ENTERING AND LEAVING PORT. GOD THAT WAS FUN.
Pointer, RobertFTG21969 – 1971Gunnery Fire Control GangPlank Owner and pre-commissioning detail. I grew up on this ship.
Bozeman, RichardRD-2,OS-21969 – 1971OperationsPlankowner, CIC
Kirwan, William/billEM31969 – Feb 1972EngineeringJoined the pre-commissioning crew in Philly. Quite an experience going through the Panama Canal. Sure played allot of cards. Spent my time in engine room, throttle and switchboard watch. The electrician thing stuck I'm an elec. engineer.
Moss, RayE-31969 – 1971Boatswain MatePlank Owner
Jones, LawrenceBMC1969 – 1971DeckI thought passing through the locks in the state of Oregon going to the Dalles was an experience I would never forget, but passing through the Panama canel locks was a sight to behold . I'm also a plank owner,
Bennett, JoeLTJG1969 – 1971EngineeringParticipated in pre-commissioning in Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Commissioning and then Deployments to DaNang and Chu Lai Vietnam. In contact with LTJG's Phil Janik & Ed Odachowski. Fondly remember EMCS Sarver.
Todd, LarrySK31969 – Apr 1972SupplyI was on the Commissioning of the ship,went through the Panama canal, and did 2 tours of duty in Vietnam.
Pink, MarkETN2Apr 1969 – May 1971OC
Dyer, TomCDRJun 1969 – Jun 1971COMMANDING OFFICERCommanding Officer Pre-commisioning crew. First CO upon Commissioning. Load Ammo/fuel East Coast. Transit Panama Canal to Home port Navsta Long Beach, CA. PHIBRON 7, Shakedown Silver strand. Round trip to Vietnam set speed record for LST transit PAC
Maxwell, TimothyETR2Jul 1969 – Oct 1973OperationsAfter being assigned to the precomm. crew, I went to 2 crypto schools in Norfolk. Does anyone remember the Ensign was raised upside-down and the cerimony! 4 trips to Nam, 2 to the Med. Flown back from Turkey.
Aksland, Thorsecond class damage controlAug 1969 – Jun 1973repairPlank owner of USS Manitowoc
Bridge, SteveOSCS RETSep 1969 – Jan 1973OII was present at the commissioning, and the decommissioning. What a ride.
Moyer, L. MichaelSNSep 1969 – Jan 19731st DivisionJoined ships company in Norfolk. Barracks in Philly. Panama Canal. Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan,Phillipines, Okinawa. Plank owner.
Bissonnette, JohnQMCSSep 1969 – Sep 1971NavigationPre-commissioning... Plank Owner.
Schroeder, DennisSH2Sep 1969 – Jul 1973SupplyPlank Owner, pre-commisioning crew Philadelphia
Dixon, TerryLTJGSep 1969 – Feb 1971OICIC/EMO,Plank Owner, Pre Com Norfolk, Commissioning Phila NS, transit to Long Beach through Panama Canal; deployment to Vietnam, with stop in Hawaii to repair shaft, DaNang Harbor stop in Subic Bay, PI on return.
Winger, DouglasFTG-2Sep 2, 1969 – Sep 7, 1971When I first say the Manitowoc, it was just the keel in the bottom of a drydock in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. I enjoyed being a part of the plankowner crew and watching the shop tak shape.
Berg, BruceYN2Oct 1969 – Jun 1972OI DivisionPre-Com in Norfolk, Va. and Plankowner in Philly.
Inman, MichaelE-3Oct 1969 – Jun 10, 1970DeckPlank owner, starboard lookout Panama Canal,leading seaman-helmsman at sea.After canal we hit huge swells over derrick arm and bridge,45 degree rolls,called to bridge to man the helm CO Dyer said Inman this is your ship
Cerrillo, MauricioE-5Oct 15, 1969 – Oct 22, 1971engineeringOriginal Oil and Water King
Laugeness, OlieBM2Oct 15, 1969 – Jun 10, 1973!st and 2nd
Dornfeld, Richard L.EN2Nov 1969 – Dec 1972ENGINEERINGPRECOMMISIONING CREW, COMMISIONING CREW, PLANK OWNER, OIL and WATER KING, AUXILIARIES, #3 MAIN ENGINE ROOM
Frana, JerryGMG 3Nov 1969 – Feb 1973GunneryPlankowner, maintained port side mount, stood underway watches(who didn't E3 ) I remember the jumper, only it was after we left Okinawa at about 2000 hrs. since I had to ride in the boat looking for him as shark guard. Fun times some bad
Dornfeld, Richard (Ritch)EN2Nov 1969 – Dec 1972M DIVISIONPlank Owner, Precommissioning Crew, & Commissioming Crew. Boat engineer for Capt's gig and LCVP. Bow Ramp Hydraulics Tensioner Room for landing and ramp use. Auxiliary and Main Engine Room #3.
Manzitto, Art "doc"HM1Nov 1, 1969 – Aug 10, 1971Operations (OI Medical
Laugeness, OlieBM2Nov 10, 1969 – Jul 20, 19721at and 2ndPlank owner -
Schimmel, ShortyRM3Dec 1969 – Oct 11, 1971communicationsHad some great times on liberty. Thank god we were never under fire, but it was tough and fun at the same time.
Teter, DormanE 31970 – 1971
Teutsch, MichaelFTGSN1970 – 1973Fire controlMike Waldrip e-mail me.
Wiley, RonYN1(SS1970 – 1970SHIP'S OFFICEHAD A GREAT TIME ON PRECOMM CREW ESPECIALLY TAKING HER FROM PHILLY TO LONG BEACH VIA PANAMA CANAL. SWEET MEMORIES.
Curry, RonQM21970 – 1971OC
Wiley, RonYN1(SS)Jan 1970 – Jun 1970Ship's OfficeShort Tour - put her in commission and took her from Philly to Long Beach. Had a lot of fun.
Crady, MichaelCorpman 3rd classJan 1970 – Aug 1972OpsI made all 4 deployments to Vietnam. I to have nightmares of loosing the marine overboard also being on recue boat. He was spotted and could not get him in time I always felt I didn't do my job. Shell slowly opening Doc
O'Donnell, Dan/odem2Jan 26, 1970 – Apr 17, 1974repair division first replacement after plank crew,8 weeks in the deep sink.some adventure!saw the world,made some good friends.memories some good some not so good.valley of the sun phoenix now!
Phillips, James profile iconE-5Apr 8, 1970 – Dec 15, 1971S-2
Dorman, LarryRM3Sep 1970 – Nov 10, 1971
Miller, Bayard W.SM21971 – 1972OC
Cameron, VinceSN / FN IC STRIKER1971 – 1973Deck / RMet a lot of great guys, and made a bunch of good friends. Had a great time on and off the ship.
Kurtz, SteveRMSN1971 – 1973CommunicationsSome of the best times of my life were spent onboard the Manitowoc and with the shipmates I had...great guys. The radio shack was a hoot...if you guys are out there, I'll never forget you. Hope you're all alive and well.
Bohanon, KenEN FN1971 – 1974MHad a great time onboard
Springston, DennyETN2Jan 1971 – Nov 1971
Fields, DanielE-4Jan 18, 1971 – Jan 17, 1975DeckServed on USS Manitowoc entire time served. From 1971 thru 1975.
Bollinger, Dave/boEM2Mar 1971 – Aug 9, 1974RThe 1972 WesPac...Hong Kong, Subic Bay, the trip through the P canal...the ship getting put on restriction as soon as we got to Little Creek...The Med...Spain....Italy...Turkey. Friends and memories...not forgotten.
Theder, JohnE-4 BM3Jul 1971 – Aug 18, 1973Deck Second
Oliver, WayneOS2Oct 1971 – Dec 1974Ops
Dineen, Patrick Dineen (Pat)EN/2Oct 1971 – Oct 1972ENGINEERINGI WAS ASSIGNED TO #3 ENGINE ROOM. i CAME FROM A MINESWEEPER (USS PIVOT-MSO-463) AFTER THAT DUTY THE MANNITOWOC WAS BEAUTIFUL. I ENJOYED MY TIME ON THE SHIP.
Bohanon, KenE-3Nov 1971 – Feb 1974M DivWhere is everyone from M div? Had some great times aboard the Mighty Manny

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