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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
Ipock, JimmyMR21974 – 1977R DivFound some lifelong friends and a couple of brothers. The last thing I said to one brother was," I'm not going to say goodbye but, see you later." I'll see you later! RIP MC Lyle A. Davenport!
Bouch, James JimmyE-3Jan 15, 1974 – Aug 1, 1975rstarted out in the mr shop with harris , wound up hangin with Lamonica Klein Fell weigelt , Oman those caribean cruises
Bouch, James JimmyE3Jan 15, 1974 – Sep 16, 1975RWhat a trip . what memories.
Davenport, LyleEM2Mar 1, 1974 – Mar 1, 1978EFirst ship of 25 year career. Worked and played hard, with some of the best sailors that ever stood on a steel deck. Took alot of memories with me from her, some I still remember!
Wynn, GaryE-4/MACHINIST MATEApr 1974 – Dec 1975Engineering
Barth, MikeBT-3May 4, 1974 – Jun 28, 1975EngineeringLong time since I have thought of the Portland, Only ones I can remember are Chip, Joe and Jeff Nelson.
Maldonado, JereMM3Aug 1, 1974 – Oct 30, 1975ENGINERING/FRWDEGNRMHELLO MATES.NEED HELP WITH VA CLAIM.NEED WITNESES 2WRITE NOTARIZED ACCOUNT.CONTACT ME-FACEBOOK-JEREMALDONADO 814-833-5486-OR JERE07821@HOTMAIL.COM..SMOOTH SEAS AN FAIR WINDS!
Simpson, JohnIC 2Sep 1, 1974 – Dec 17, 1977E DivisionMed cruises, hot cars, hotter girls, good friends.
Simpson, JohnIC2Oct 14, 1974 – Dec 17, 1977EThe Portland was a great experience. We were underway a lot back then. Many great memories. Still living in Tidewater. Best wishes to all who served on her.
Beeks, TristumemfrOct 28, 1974 –E-DIV
Reed, DavidOS2Dec 1974 – Aug 1978Opswe spent a lot of time rock climbing in the Appalachians. Those port visits were a lot of fun too. Remember the BM who grabbed the shark by the tail in Onslow Bay?
Coyle, Mike / ScoopBT31975 – 1977BWOW WHAT A PARTY! IT WAS USUALLY 4 ON AND CARRY ON AS WE WERE SHORT HANDED, BUT WE MADE UP FOR IT WHEN WE HIT THE BEACH ... FROM WHAT I REMEMBER!
Hill, BillHT21975 – 1977repairGreat memories from a time long ago.Couldn't have served with a better crew especially Dave, Jimmy, Fred,and Bo, only to mention a few.I got to see her in NYC before she was decommishioned,she still had the HT emblem we welded in the shop deck Dav
Mattson, Stevesn/SH31975 – 1976DeckFirst didviion was a real pain with BM1 Brandy and BM white, was asigned to S-3 and followed thru on my carreer move and became SH-3. later hums transfer too AS-12 Sperry due to family problems ( HUMS) Retires SH1 (SW) Reside in VA
Poats, EugeneEM21975 – 1980ELots of great fun
Frazier, MikeMM#1975 –MWhat a ride!
Stanley, SteveBM1975 – 1976DeckDoes anyone know where I can find Steve Lynch?
Eliassen, KurtBM31975 – 19792ND
Elbrader, RogerBT2Jan 1975 – May 1979BWow had some good times with great people. Worked some long hard hours, shifts of 6 on 6 off, punching boiler tubes, boiler firesides sucked. And lots of great partying and touring other countries.
Segovia, Miguel AngelE-1Mar 10, 1975 –shipmateEnjoyed keeping the ship maintained. Assisting the gunner's mate. Steering the ship. Visiting Guantanamo Bay the Bermuda triangle and sailing the Atlantic Ocean.
Waldrop, DonaldEMCMar 15, 1975 – Jun 15, 1977EGreat times.great crew,and a hell of a sendoff when I RETIRED
Roebuck, Bill / BuckFTG3Apr 1, 1975 – Jul 15, 19783rd Fire Control/GunnersMatesHave fond memories of the guys in 3rd Division. Dave Parent, Carl Link, Orrie Brauer, Jim Lee, Dutcher, Chief Margum... Barnie Barnhouse... and others... Had a great time during our med cruise in '76 I remember the 4th of July party
Kiser, TerryMMCS SW/DV1May 1, 1975 – Feb 6, 1979MGood times, good friends. If you remember me, email me. Bob, Andy, Art email me
Knowles, RonBM E-3May 13, 1975 – Jul 14, 1977deck apeHad many great times aborad this great ship even during the times we spend in the med and while we did do the evacuation of Beirut it was a great ship to service on ! would love to hear from others looking for Steve lynch from Tenn
Kosirog, JamesEN E-3Jun 15, 1975 – Nov 5, 1976Enginemenjust transfered on board after being stationed on the USS piedmont yr and a half in Naples Italy after 30 days left for the evac of Beirut Lebanon and the med cruise does anyone remember first class Chrenshaw
Thompson, YogiOSJul 6, 1975 – Dec 5, 1979opswhat a ride
Masten, BarryQM1Jul 23, 1975 – Apr 25, 1980NAVBest ship I was ever on while in the Navy. The only ship but still the best. Sure had a good time on the old gal and had a lot of good friends. At the decommissioning. Saw Rizzo and Chief Halter.Miss you guys. You too, Lewey the Lens.
Scofield, MikePostal Clerk Second ClassAug 15, 1975 – May 29, 1979PersonnelStarted as a deck ape, and then striked for postal clerk. Made 2nd class 6 months before getting out. Brother came onboard before I got out in May 1979. He was SK2 Earl Scofield my youngest brother. He died November
Scofield, MichaelPC2Aug 30, 1975 – May 21, 1979PERSONNELI WAS THE POSTAL CLERK FROM 75 TO 79. MY BROTHER EARL SCOFIELD CAME ABOARD IN 79 AND SERVED AS SHIPS STOREKEEPER UNTIL 82. JUST WANT TO SAY HI TO OLD SHIPMATES !
Sweatt, Randye4Sep 1975 – Jun 16, 1977deck divisionwas young at a great time and seen alot of the world
Connor, Dan/gusBM3Sep 1975 – Jun 19771stIt was so many years ago, but still think of my time on the Portland.
Dinnigan, Tim (Dinny)(LSD-37)Sep 10, 1975 – Sep 10, 1977Deck ape!! 2ndWow!!! Ronnie Knowles! How the hell are you!!! Yeah we did have a lot of fun, Remember what happen to me and Joe Lynch,with volly ball and the Russian Ship! All hell broke lose! Kept the ball away from the damn Russians!! LOL!!
Parent, DavidGMG E3Nov 1, 1975 – Aug 1, 1977ThirdGreat memories!! Great friends! Miss you all.
Woodward, BruceE4Dec 1975 – Sep 19792ndAfter 22 years in the Navy my fondest memories are of the "Sweet Pea".
Rizzo, ChristopherRM21976 – 1979OCMEMORIES ETCHED INTO MY HEART AND SOUL. TOURED HER AND DECOM'D HER IN 2003. NEVER WILL FORGET THE BEST TIME OF MY LIFE.
Fischer, RichardBTFN1976 – 1980b
Kurz, RichET21976 – Oct 8, 1980OPS Was on board my whole tour, met al ot of people and saw a lot of sights. Hey Doug, how's life been treating you, I'm sure LTJG KALLMAN remembers the parts books in his lap.
Myers, Craig "Buzz"MM31976 –Was only aboard for a few months...flew back from Med. just before evacuation of Beirut...good job! Still remember some faces, but names are--well, what do they say about getting old?
Urban, DonBT21976 – 1980B
Ianucci, Cap'N I profile iconCommander - CO1976 – 1978Commanding OfficerGreat ship! We did it all and in style. Finished MED cruise in Nov '76 and got recalled from Caribbean Ops in July '77 to deploy in Plymouth Rock's slot. Sailed with 100% crew aboard and had a great back-to-back deployment.
Houck, Nathan Lewey The LensQM21976 – 1980onavBest damn ship, best damn skippers, best damn crew
Woodward, BruceBMC (SW)Mar 1976 – Oct 1979Sweet "P" was an awesome ship. I loved my time aboard. Its a shame the old girl had to become a fishing reef.
Zimmerman, HarryE-3Mar 1976 – 1978Medical/
Lightell, PaulE-3Apr 1976 – Oct 1976Marine on a 6month cruise, thanks for the ride boys.
Zimmerman, HarrySNApr 1976 – 1978M
Cash, RockyOS2(SW)/E-5Apr 1, 1976 – Aug 20, 1979OIWhen I was on Her, she was a relatively new ship. Hard to believe it's been24 years ago.
Reyes, Johnnyic2Apr 14, 1976 – Oct 30, 1980E DivJust looking for old crew buddies
Hickey, John profile iconGMG3Apr 15, 1976 – Aug 17, 1978Gun
Curnutt, RayE-3May 5, 1976 – May 25, 1978Looking for David (yogi) Thompson please e-mail rc1157@hotmail.com Had a good time on the old girl. Good friends and good times.
Huska, Steve/HTJun 1976 – Dec 1978REPAIRGREAT MEMORIES OF SHIPMATES, 2 MED CRUISES, GITMO & N ATLANTIC. REMEMBER BLOWIN OUT THE SHITTERS? BILL HILL,WILSON,FRED GALLOP,DAVE BAKER,WO KING,MIKE MORETTI,DOUG LINDNER, KEVIN POWELL,EDDIE GRIGGS,SKIP GOODWIN,ZUBIC...
Vavra, Mike Aka FossilBTFNJun 20, 1976 – Apr 10, 1980engineering boiler techI joined up right after a messy divorce,and stayed drunk for four years.But i couldnt have done it with a better bunch of alkies.We sweated through some rough seas on that tub .Maybe i can hear from some of you who are still able to write.
Houck, Nathan (Lewey The Lens)QM2Sep 1976 – Apr 1980ONFondest memories of Sweet Pea. Best crew, best ports. The DDG I served upon afterwards couldn't keep a fire lit.
Laforty, GeorgeMMCMOct 1976 – 1979M&BGreat ship and crew Would like to hear from any crew members that were on board . E-mail me at glaforty@aol .com
Yeakel, TomFR-MM2Oct 29, 1976 – Feb 2, 1980A Gangwas a haze gray and underway pig with good memories and real nightmares.
Kincaid, SteveMM 2Nov 6, 1976 – Feb 15, 1980M Division Aft Engine RoomThe Portland was my first taste of Naval Life.... There was good and bad times. But It was all GOOD. I had many good times on and off this ship. The crew was an incredible bunch of guys!!!!!!

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