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USS Boulder (LST 1190) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Boulder (LST 1190). 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 311 crew members registered for the USS Boulder (LST 1190).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1972 | 1973 – 1976 | 1977 – 1980 | 1981 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – 1990 | 1991 – now

Pickett, James/mikeE3Aug 10, 1968 – Aug 5, 1972SupplyWould like to make contact with other crew members from 1971 to 1972. I was a plank owner and was on board when we went through the Panama Canal to Little Creek, Va. Send email.
William Fahr, BillBT3Jun 1969 – Jan 1971enginerI was on the Boulder when it was commissioned and was on it for it's de-commissioning cerimony. I lost my commissioning book through the years and would like to find a copy. This had the names od my crew mates.E-mail me at
Mitchen, RichardBM3Nov 1969 – Nov 1973
MacChiaverna`, GregLST-1190Aug 1970 – Hi my name is greg and I serverd on the USS boulder lst-1190. I'am one of the orginal plank owners and commisioned the ship in california
Courchaine, GrantCOMMISSARYMAN 2ND CLASSAug 24, 1970 – Aug 24, 1976I Just came across this page a little while ago and thought I would log on to see if any old shipmates were around
Kelley, LawrenceE-2 thru BM-3Aug 24, 1970 – 1973First DivisonPlank Owner Brought ship from Ca. to Va.
Brown, EdwardEN3Oct 6, 1970 – Sep 9, 1976EngineeringOriginal Plank Owner, In Charge of 3 Auxilary Engine Room and Division Supplly Petty Officer
Hummel, DavidEngineman Second classDec 27, 1970 – Jul 24, 1972engineering
Schmidt, Joe Schmuck The MidgetEn2/E51971 – 1972Engine Room 3Plank Owner
Delany, Charles PatrickE-4 Damage Control1971 – Jul 24, 1972R DivisionCame aboard at Gitmo during an ORI
Federowicz, RichardE3 BM1971 – 1972DeckI worked the sail locker , plank owner . Got a transfer to the east cost to the LST1195
Walters, James LCWO21971 – 1973Operations/RadioPlank Owner was an RM2 at this time.
Fahr, William profile iconE-41971 – 1973engineringHi to all who served on the Boulder. I was a plank owner and would like to be contacted by all Boulder shipmates especially plank owners. Thanks
Abshire, KennethBM3Jan 5, 1971 – Dec 18, 19731st DivisionReported aboard as a CSSN. Cooked for the first year then put into deck force as a SN. Joined the Naval Reserves in Jan 1974 and retired in October 2002 at the rank of BMCM.
Williams, Gordon Or WillyBM2Feb 1971 – Jul 1972FirstJust want to say hello to some old but ot forgotten friends
Barich, JohnETR2Mar 1971 – Aug 1975OperationsWas part of precomm, crew, did 2 meds and Suez canal trip, one of the last plank owners to leave, I think BM1 Killian was the only one left left when I got Discharged.
Disabato, RonCS3Mar 8, 1971 – Jul 24, 1972SupplyHi, I am an original plank owner and cruised from Long Beach, Ca., through the Panama Canal to Little Creek Va. I graduated from Penn State, am retired and living in Almonte, Ontario, Canada.
Bradford, Larry ( Sly )BoatswainmateApr 1971 – Sep 19731stWe made three Med cruises and had the fun of our young lives.
Cox, PaulBM/E-3Apr 1971 – Nov 19712ndplank owner. Shake down cruise @ GITMO. Recognize some names from boot camp @ Great Lakes. Fond memories and even got to tour her and get whistled aboard in Oswego NY before she was decommissioned. Now living in AZ.
Meloni, Stephenrm3Apr 10, 1971 – Aug 17, 1974operationsplank owner picked upship long beach commissioned 2 med trips gitmo panana canal Ship photographer
Pasch, Edwarden1Apr 24, 1971 – 1973m div
Acosta, RamonBMMay 1971 – Dec 1973deck crewCame on board in 1971, am an original plank owner, left while on first med cruise to attend hospital corpsman school. I can be reach at or call me at (915) 355-7964.(RAY, Ramon Acosta)
Posillo, TimothyYN2Jun 1971 – Jun 1974Operations/AdminHello, All! I served first an Engineman striker and ended up migrating to the Log Room, then finally into the Ship's Office. I made Yeoman First Class while on shore duty at the Fleet Audio Visual Command at the Naval Air Station, Norfolk.
Chumley, MikeE-4Jun 3, 1971 – Jun 3, 1973Amphibious FleetI served under Burl Troutman as a Signalman on the USS Boulder LST 1190. We did a 6 month Med Cruise and 2 Carribean Cruises.
Wetzel, KennethSHSNJun 4, 1971 – Apr 14, 1972SupplyI am a Plank Owner of LST 1190 and was the Ships barber. Brought her back from Long Beach Naval Ship yards to Norfolk, (LittleCreek) VA. Hope more Plank Owners will list. Would like to receive emails at,
Rentfro, GarryFTG3Jun 4, 1971 – Aug 30, 1974Gunnery (Radar FTG3)Plank Owner Served on this ship when she was commissioned June 4th 1971 until Aug 1974. Made several Meds, North Atlantic, and Carib trips.
Paul Klink, Col. KlinkE-4Aug 1, 1971 – Sep 3, 1973EngineeringI was Yeoman 3rd class assigned to Engineering office. Think about some of my old buddies and good times we had. Worked for state of PA. until 2007 - then retired .Email is if you want to email.
Orluk, RickBM2Nov 30, 1971 – May 23, 1975Deck
Pennell, Bobgmg31972 – 1973deckbest ship of the three i was on in my three years ten months two days in the usn.
Clegg, KennySH31972 – 1975Ship ServiceI am currently a retired teacher and coach. I cherish the days that I spent on the Boulder (never thought I would say those words). Hello to all my ship mates.
Ramirez, Joe/chicoSH3Mar 1972 – Nov 1975SupplyGreat duty, memories of old friends never to be forgotten. Toured the Med several times, Operation Nimbus Moon in Egypt. Departed ship in England. Send email.
Palmer, DavidFTG3Mar 1, 1972 – Jun 1, 19742ndI came aboard by helo off the coast of Greece. Shipmates were Garry Rentro, Keith Olsen, Ben Marchincowski, Perry Hitt, etc. Looking to find in particulay Keith Olsen and Gary Rentro
Krzywowiaza, FrankSH3Apr 8, 1972 – Apr 8, 1975wow 30 yrs gone bye anybody remember me
Fluck, MichaelSK2May 1972 – Jan 1976S1Boulder was a great experience in my life. The beginning of a great Naval career. Made 1st Med deployment and other cruises while there. I have had contact with many of the Boulder Sailors through the years.
Caffiero, Jimhm3Jun 6, 1972 – Jan 4, 19732nd MArine DivisionThis ship brought many memories. What happened to Dennis Turner from Florida???
Considine, TomL/CPLJul 1972 – Jan 1973USMCDid a Med cruise and had a great time. Hung out with the SeaBees. Anyone remember Mac the SeaBee who had a full beard and wore glasses? His partner in crime was another SeaBee named Juan. GREAT GUYS!
Heard, DavidSNOct 1972 – Feb 19742ndReally enjoyed my time onboard as part of the deck crew. The mini-med cruise that lasted for 6 months. HA! Breaking down in the middle of the Atlantic. Remember Master Chief Vinson? BM1 Cromer?
Dickinson, SteveEN3Oct 5, 1972 – Jul 12, 1975M
Walker, JerroldE4Nov 1, 1972 –BWorked in the # 2 engine room running AUX boilers and Evaps Hello all
Dickinson, SteveEN3Nov 15, 1972 – Jul 11, 1975Main PropulsionWorked in #3aux eng rm. Div supply PO. Have many fond memorys of frends and adventures while serving aboard Boulder. She won the engineering E and a hash mark. We had an outstanding crew and ship. Boulder was good duty and I had a great time.

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