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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 416 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
Cunningham, Ron H.BM31987 – 1989Boats
Spencer, BradleyE-5 / ELECTRICIANS MATE1987 – 1988E
Wells, BoomerBM31987 – 1989Boats/DeckI ain't chipping no more paint or shining any brass but I'm proud as hell to be one of the deck apes ... even though I wanted to be a SM. Now an award-winning newspaper journalist.
Boone, ToddEN21987 – 1988MMIGHTY MANNY! THIS IS WHERE I LEARNED A SOUND WORK ETHIC THAT HAS HELPED ME IN LIFE THANKS PALMOS CHILDRESS AND TRAMMEL.
Gardner, RaymondE-5 (FC2)Jan 18, 1987 – Apr 24, 1991GunsLots of good times: lots of bad times. Memories I will never forget. Much happier where I am now.
Quinn, TonyEN1Jan 28, 1987 – Oct 1992MThe hardest yet most rewarding years of my career, i learnt more in 5 years on there than most people learn in a career. The only British guy was tough at times, especially on the old 2JV, or talking to the bridge. lot of good freinds
Nelson, MichaelE3 E4 NEVER KNEWFeb 1987 – Jun 1990deck ape classicMed cruise, UNITAS, loaner to Boulder (what an excitement she was!) too many goofy crew to list. Captain wasn't fond of me, that;'s the reason for the unsure rank...seemed to toy with that to me
Allison, Brian ( Ali )EN2Feb 14, 1987 – Jul 11, 1990#3 engine room / oil kingI grew up on the mighty manny, I was 17 when I first walked onboard, its almost 20 years later and I still work on 16- 645 engines, only on locomotives instead of the ship. I think of Manny and her crew often.
Nelson, MichaelSNFeb 19, 1987 – Jul 24, 1990deck/boatsWent on Med 97-98, went to USS Boulder for loan on North Sea trip, went on Turtleback cruise at end of 89, drydock beginning of 90. Wanted AG or JO training, didn't get it so I left. Plenty of memories and "wrestling tourneys" to remember
Mel Crafton, MelET1(SW)Mar 1, 1987 – May 4, 1991OpsWhat a ride...I'm a better person now because of the people and and things I learned while I was on the Manny.
Higdon, Shawn profile iconHt3Mar 23, 1987 – May 20, 1991R div
Simpson, JohnApr 1987 – Jul 1990m
Fisher, George profile iconEN3Apr 1987 – Nov 1990MPGreat ship and crew. Good times in the Med 87-88 and the UNITAS 30 in 1989. I am looking for Walter T. and ENCS Chapman. I retired 09/2006. Feel free to e-mail me.
Eckert, Edward "ed"EN2Apr 21, 1987 – Sep 19, 1990M - Oil KingThe Mighty Manny - Rotz, Allison, Trammell, Norwood, Fisher, Boone, Wojzic, Ross, Martin, Domonte, Webb, Archino, Venske, Oporto, Palmos, Childress, Helman - My fellow M Division brothers! Snipes for life! The best gator freighter ever!
Borne, KeithIC3May 1987 – Nov 1990EI WAS ON THE MIGHTY MANNY FOR 3.5 YEARS. MADE A MED.,UNITAS, AND WENT TO SAUDI IN 1990. HAD SOME GOOD TIMES.
Domonte, Louis/louielouganisEN3/E-3/E-2/EN#May 1, 1987 – Sep 19, 1990M-DivI remember Archino - The Chisler, Ed Eckert, Norris, Trammel, All The Chiefs I pissed off. Lima Peru when its was under Martial Law. Ed & I went out there not knowing. Leo Wojick, Simpson Breaking his nose on my face.
Bridges, GregEN1Aug 4, 1987 – Aug 17, 1989A- GangHad some good times and bad time also.
Messerian, John MarkYN2 - LEGALNov 1, 1987 – Oct 1, 1991XHAVE TO SAY BEST TIME OF MY LIFE HAZE GRAY & UNDERWAY, ALL OF MY SHIPMATES WERE GREAT-MED.CRUISES-UNITAS XXX-CROSSING THE EQUATOR-BOTH CANALS-OPERATION DESERT SHIELD/STORM-"GITMO"-BEST AMPHIB IN LITTLE CREEK-LOVE OF MY LIFE "MONICA"
Gates, Scott Aka (Gator)CPL1988 – 9091Track Rat-AAVDid a float for a Unitas\ Did the Storm tour-ws born in Manitwoc,Wi Now in Nat.Guard. Steel beaches, and tank deck smokers were great. To many memories to list. SEMPER FI
Scott, Antonio/scott La Rockms31988 – 1992supplyI truly enjoyed serving with a great group of sailors.
Staton, Donnie profile iconEN11988 – 1993Engineering
Grant, JulianE31988 – 1990MLoved the time spent on the Manny met a lot of great friends.
Pritchard, Thomas W.SKCJan 10, 1988 – Jan 17, 1991SupplyTwo Supply Blue "E"
Kuonen, Chris ScooterBT3Feb 1988 – Sep 1990 I was one of the 5 boiler techs. on this ship. unitas in 89 was awsome. snipes do it in the hole
Swift, MikeOS2Mar 1988 – Nov 1990OperationsHome of the Great Spirit, The Mighty Manny UNITAS XXX, Operation Desert Shield
McDaniel,jr., AnthonyQM2Apr 1988 – Nov 1991X-DIVGreat period of time in my life learned alot. Served on the Mighty Manny during Operation Desert Shield & Storm, Unitas XXX. Miss the 45 to 50 degree rolls that only a flat bottom ship can deliver.
Hill, MikeMS2Jun 7, 1988 – Jun 23, 1990
Hill, Big MikeMS2Jun 24, 1988 – Jun 24, 1991MessThe flat bottom navy is the best navy
Dorset, DavidEN-5Aug 1988 – Jun 1990A GANGRemember the UNITAS of '89. Memories I will always have!
Tolman, PatrickPN3 / E4Sep 1988 – Apr 1991X-DIVServed on this boat during Operations: Desert Shield & Storm. We sailed through the straights of Hormuz into the Gulf with "Sunday Bloody Sunday" jaming on the loud speakers and Fredy Cruger strapped to the front !
Bohnsack, MichaelSH3Oct 1988 – Sep 1991SupplyIt was great times
Auger, BradyQM3Oct 1, 1988 – May 13, 1992
Irwin, BrentFC31989 – 1993G
Olson, SteveCpl1989 – 1989Marine Detachment Unitas 30
Irwin, BrentFC31989 – 1993GUNS
Smith, Kevinen31989 – 1993mhad a lotta fun on the manny at times i wounder how everone is doing hope that the are well have many i would like to talk to again
Charbonneau, DerickEN3Jan 1989 – May 1993MMiss the old navy and all the friendships...anyone ever hear from Bodoh? I will always remember the bridge, starboard quater deck, and the gun mount...Still married of 15 years...and oh yeah, Chief Archino, if you are reading this, no hard feelings.
Walker, Randy (Luke)PC3Jan 7, 1989 – Feb 7, 1992AdminLove the time on the might Manny
Tolman, PatrickPN3Feb 1989 – Apr 1991XWhat a long strange trip it was.
Wilson, Jeff "Willy"RM3Feb 1989 – Jun 7, 1992OCAnyone need any Wind Tunnel Keys? I'm selling them for $3 pc. I had a great experience on the Manny but I don't miss walkin on the bulkhds 4' up. Unitas XXX,both canals, North Atlantic in FEB, & Gulf War. Can't believe the Manny is
Kinzey, BullEN3 Mar 1989 – Aug 1992Mshellback,emrald shellback 2 order of the ditches and blue nose looking to reach out to the crew see what up 2 now.
Bennett, JimmyE-4Mar 9, 1989 – Sep 15, 1992M-divLooking for all my Navy Buddies Bam, yo-yo, Keith Blair, She ray,Bernard, Puez,Kelvin Smith, Case, Derrick Charbenau,Chief Archino, crazy as Wogick., My desert Storm crew.
Matson, MikeLCDRApr 10, 1989 – Dec 15, 1991DeckI had the honor to serve with the very best of the best in Deck Dept. Thanks for all the hard work, support, and friendship. Remember the rescue of the AV-8 pilot? From receiving the call to getting him back safe-18 minutes!!!!!!!
Morrison, MikeE5/DCMay 11, 1989 – Aug 19, 1992R
White, LonnieRM1(SW)Jun 30, 1989 – Dec 1, 1992OCSorry to see her go. Two UNITAS crusies, North Atlantic in Feb, yahoo on a flat bottom, GULF War 1, I went on to Wallops Island VA, USS Enterprise and COMSUBLANT to finish my career. Memories let's see: I remember drinking some green stuff in Rio.
Bonds, William D.EN3Jul 1989 – Oct 9, 1992A gangmissing the life
Ahumada, TonyCPL/USMCJul 1989 – Dec 19892nd MarineAlthough I was only on ship for six months with Marine Detachment Unitas XXX I will say that all of the sailors on the Manitowoc were always cool. Thank you for a very good and enjoyable cruise out to South America.
Loveless, WilliamCplJul 1989 – Dec 19892nd Mar DivI had a great time. I met, and had some fun with some really good people. The only bad thing to happen to me was that the head exploded on me while I was taking the Browns to the super bowl.
Haynes, KenCPL/USMCJul 1989 – Dec 19892d Mar DivI was on board for the Unitas float July - Dec. 1989 a Marine Detachment out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. South America was great, the crew was great and I'll always have those memories.
Harrell, DanMAC(SW)Jul 1, 1989 – Aug 1, 1992X DIVSOME OF THE BEST CREW I WAS STATIONED WITH. HOPE YOU ALL ARE DOING WELL
Sarment, SteveGMG 3Aug 1989 – Jul 22, 1992Guns
P. Yamil Perez, Naval Call Sign "cowboy"1180Aug 1, 1989 – Jan 1, 1990Liaison USCG/ Mardet (Marine Detachment) 18Great time underway with USS Harlen County on WATC and the Manitowoc for UNITAS XXX with the Mardet crew in quarters and Seal Team Two and Six conducting host nation training in almost all of the countries in South America (Sec. Com/ TACSAR
Young, Tharin "yungenater"EM3 ->EM2Sep 15, 1989 – Jun 20, 1992EThis was my first ship and she made me a man. Miss the times.Miss the crew. Gotta love those trax, right Skeemo?. Swore I'd take my DD-214 on the fly. but I'm retiring in july 2008. Who knew. Cloud forever.
Welch, Tim/rookieMSSNDec 1989 – Sep 1991SupplyThe all night Nintendo on weekends

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