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USS Portland (LSD 37) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Portland (LSD 37). 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 706 crew members registered for the USS Portland (LSD 37).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1996 | 1997 – 1999 | 2000 – 2001 | 2002 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Hope, JamesMM11967 – May 4, 1974M
Achor, Deanetsn1969 – 1969oe
Stallings, LeoMM3Oct 5, 1969 – Mar 28, 1972MI was a young man with little experience but gained alot while serving.
Minges, GeorgeFTG2Dec 16, 1969 – Sep 15, 1973GunneryPlank owner (hey, where's my plank!) First and only ride for me. Like some others have said, a great ship that got all the "haul & drag" jobs. Great crew and a few decent officers too (couldn't resist). I'll never forget t
Mannering, GaryE-31970 – 1973DeckPlank Owner Good Times Lots of good friends
Douglas, BillQM31970 – 1974NavigationPlank Owner! Wasn't a big fan of the military, but made the best of it. Lots of laughs and met a lot of good people and of course some not so good ones. Strange how the good memories seem to surface the most!!!!!!
Amber, Pete profile iconSN1970 – 1971deck apeArrived on ship after serving in Nam, was on first shakedown cruise and was there with the NR-1.
Achor, Deanetr31970 – 1973oe
Aldrich, Maurice/moe profile iconBM21970 – 19732nd DeckPlank Owner!, Shell Back
Benton, CurtisGMG3 E-41970 – 1973GUNNERYPLANK OWNER AND SERVED PROUDLY AND MADE MANY GREAT FRIENDS does anyone remember going down the Columbia River Columbia in Barranquilla Colombia .We were going so fast i thought we were going to go aground
Stoler, John profile iconSFM31970 – Jul 13, 1973R-DivisionSometimes I wish I could turn back the old wayback machine and revisit some of thse days. Young, dumb, and full of (it) Our ships motto. Have Stern Gate --- Will Travel. Get drunk. NR1 and more.
Muldoon, MoonEM3Jan 1, 1970 – Jan 2, 1971EI don't recall the dates. I was a plank owner.
Ypma, BillET1Feb 1, 1970 – Oct 7, 1973ETPLANK HOLDER, MET THE SHIP IN DRYDOCK. "YOU CALL WE HAUL" WE DID THE PORTLAND SQUARES IN THE MED WAITING FOR THE MINI SUB. NORT ATLANTIC CRUISE.. NORWAY, GERMANY, HOLLAND. IT WAS QUITE A TRIP.
Campbell, CurtHT2Mar 8, 1970 – Dec 22, 1972R
Collins, Jack EBTFNMay 1970 – 1971B
Konosky, JohnEN3May 1970 – Mar 1973APlank Owner,
McGuffin, RobertBT1May 14, 1970 – Mar 17, 1974b
Sanborn, Gerald (Jerry)SH-3Jun 1970 – Jul 28, 1972SupplyPlank Owner. Many great memories. Became a Machinist/Inspector, Areospace parts. Now Retired.
Kegyes, GeorgeRD2Jun 1, 1970 – Dec 15, 1971OIPlank Owner. Reported aboard at NAS S.Weymouth, Massachuetts Part of Nucleus crew at General Dynamics shipyards in Quincy, Ma..
Rieger, John/jackSFM3Jun 1, 1970 – Aug 30, 1971rplank owner repair division. any plank owner contact me at rieger_3@msn.com. had a great time. miss the crew.
Bass, Danny profile iconGM3Jun 26, 1970 – Nov 1, 1973GunneryPlank owner. Started out in deck force and later transferred to gunnery. Responsible for the starboard aft gun mount with twin 3" 50's. Built by AMF the bowling machine manufacturer. Hey they worked quite well.
Bast, Alan/ernieIC 3Jul 1970 – Apr 1972EngineeringAh the good old IC shop and those wonderful watches. Remember Captain Crunch
Cocking, KentBT2Jul 1970 – Nov 1973BAs part of the original crew in Norfolk, we had a good time. Too much time at sea in 1973, especially that 6 month med cruise. Enjoying life now as a retired nuclear inspector.
Osenton, Denny L. SrSKCSJul 1, 1970 – Jan 2, 1974S-1Reported aboard at NAS South Weymouth,Mass.on 1 Jul 1970. Transferred Jan 2, 1974 at Little Creek, VA. To my knowledge there were only two sailors from the original crew left, SKC Grunawalt and SK1 Beane.
Spano, JoeMM3Jul 20, 1970 – Feb 12, 1972mplank holder,remember what a great crew and what a wonderful life experience.would like to be part of any gathering of the original crew .I had the opportunity to go on board when she visited n.y .2002 .
Weiss, EdYN3Aug 1970 – Apr 1972x
Kenyon, PhilQM2Aug 1970 – May 1972NAVIGATIONPlank Owner - Raised the flag at commissioning ceremony. Remember great navigation group which always managed to have a good time-- Allerton, Calvert, Doane, Douglas, Workman, Aldrich and of course Lt. Flarhety.
Raines, Elliotte- StretchBT-3Aug 1970 – Jun 23, 1972 Plank owner. I had a good time with The gang.Under Capt.Martin Zinni's command. We had a lot of good times,and a lot rough ones.mor good than bad.
Doane, DavidQM2Aug 7, 1970 – May 10, 1972NavigationPlank owner
Raymond, JeffIC-2Aug 12, 1970 –ElectricalI was part of the commissioning crew, also know as a plank owner.
Maki, RichardHT 3Aug 19, 1970 – Feb 4, 1974Plank owner never cared for the navy was to structured for me but met some great people woulded do it again for a million dollars wouldnt trade some of the expierences for a million either
Scott, Craig R.QM3Sep 1970 – Dec 1973ONPLANK OWNER-STARTED IN DECK FORCE, THEN BECAME A QM.WITH ALLERTON, WORKMAN, CALVERT, DOANE, AND DOUGLAS. BILL YOUNG WAS THE NAVIGATOR WHEN I GOT OUT.LOT OF GOOD TIMES, LOTS OF GOOD FRIENDS. STILL IN CONTACT WITH MANNERING, GLIDDEN, AND DOUGLAS.
O'brien, MichaelEM3Sep 1970 – 1972EPLANK OWNER-Sad to see she's gone, who can ever forget the shakedown cruise, GITO, and when we rammed the pier and split our side in the carribean,Wonder if anyone ever found my photo's that were lost when I was hospitalized, Ski,Okaley H
Doane, DavidQM2Sep 1970 – Apr 1972NavigationPlank Owner, helped to copy the station bills and general orders before the ship sailed. Had the great pleasure of shooting stars with Capt MM Zenni in the Altantic. I now inspect commercial ships on the Great Lakes
Bass, DannyE-4 GunnersmateSep 1, 1970 – Nov 1, 1973Gunnery
Wright, FreddieEN 3Sep 20, 1970 – Dec 10, 1972A GangPlank owner. Boy, looking back had some great times. Only plank owner to attend the decommissioning ceremony on Oct. 2003. Actually received a piece of the well deck.
Brooks, RickieSnSep 20, 1970 –DeckFrom Port land ME. I cut the cake at the commission on Oct. 3, 1970.
Young, William F.LTOct 1970 – Jan 1974Communications; Navigation
Giambrone, James (Gram)SF3Oct 1970 – Jul 1972RReported Oct.1970,Quincy.The Portland received one of the highest marks for her class at GTMO shakedown.Proud to be part of that crew.Carribean & NR1 cruses.Didn't know it at the time but Chief Nixon & Mr Offenbacker taught me a lot about lif
Blazer, JoeBT-3Oct 1970 – Jan 20, 1972B-DivisonPlank owner. Had a great time playing cards with Freddy, Kitz and Ski in our spare time. The shakedown, hauling all the junk to Rosey Roads, and that thing to the Med I can't believe they used her for target practice Rest in peace ol girl
McGill, Jimmy profile iconBT3Oct 1970 – Apr 1, 1974BPlank Owner Still remember the long Hrs & the good times on the Portland.The Men in B- Division were all good to serve with.
Doyle, WilliamEN2Oct 1970 – 1971Engineering / auxiliaryAssigned to Nucleus and Shakedown after service in TF116 Vietnam. Stayed aboard for that strange deployment to the Mediterranean . Remember virtually sinking her twice. Left to commission USS Lamoure Co. (LST 1194)
Silva, FrankSFM2Oct 1, 1970 – Mar 15, 1971RepairI am a Plank Owner. I enjoyed my time on the Portland. Capt Zinni & CWO Offenbacker ran a tight ship. my e:mail hcetlluh1@aol.com
De Vito, JoeRM2Oct 2, 1970 – Dec 8, 1972CommunicationsProud to be a plank owner on USS Portland. I had a wonderful time on Portland from commissioning to departure. Hope to see fellow sailors at a reunion some day.
Allerton, David (Big Al)QM2Oct 3, 1970 – Nov 10, 1972NavigationServiced w/great people: Lt. W. Young,Lt. Flaherty, G.Calvert, C. Scott, B. Douglass, J.Wood, and others. Great exp.Plank Owner, Arctic Circle Polar Bear, Commissioning, GITMO shakedown, St. John's, NR1, MED, CAR, and NA
Lentz, StephenBM3Oct 4, 1970 – Nov 24, 19712ndReported on board at Quincy, Ma. Plankowner Onboard for shakedown cruises, commissioning ceremony, several Carribean cruises and the "NR-5" cruise to the Med. Qualified Assault boat coxwain. Still keep in contact with Lt. Gary Hoffman.
Haywood, PaulSHSNOct 8, 1970 – Aug 25, 1972SUPPLYLooking foreward to the reunion in Sept
Barrett, Josephsn e3Oct 10, 1970 – Jul 7, 19721St Division Deck
Walesheck, Paul "Wally"HT2Dec 1970 – Dec 1972RShip's carpenter. I remember making important things like entertainment centers, chess boards, and Kites! Even tho, I was awarded the Very First "Sailor of the Quarter Award". All of my hard work now lies on the bottom of the ocean?

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