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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
Bransky, FrankE31980 – 1983suppy
Newton, GregE-5 Quartermaster1980 – 1983Navigation
Cahoon, KenHT21980 – 1982repair
Garneau, BobRMCJan 1980 – Apr 1983OPSGreat Ship andShipmates,especially RM"S and CPO Mess. Please contact me via E-Mail if we had any associations during my three years onboard. Would like to hear from all my buddies onboard
Galambos, LaszloHT2Jan 1980 – Aug 1982R- DivWas agreat crew and had a great time at Sun Shipyard, GTMO and Med Cruise. To many hours at flight ops. May Sweet Pea rest in peace. Are you out there Muncey.
Covato, Frank "Chuckie"BT1Feb 1980 – Mar 1984The greatest group of men I ever knew. They were responsible for everything I have and have become. I will always remember the Beruit cruise and the outchop OPPE
Denver, MattMM3 / MMFNFeb 1980 – Sep 1983A GangWhen people ask me what I did in the Navy I tell them I was on LSD for 4 years, always good for a laugh. The Portland was a great learning experience for me. I am glad I had the opportunity to grow and learn in the Navy.
Griffith, LloydMM/EM3Feb 1980 – Dec 1985EngineeringServed her for 5 years, great memories and had some great friends, Mark Klatt, Ron Wilbanks (Phily Cheese Steak Hogie) Ed Stoutzenburger, Tom Bont, we were awesome. Boarded her when she was in Chester PA in 1980 until 1985. Never forget 83
Gilroy, DennisEM3(SW)Mar 26, 1980 – Dec 24, 1983ERED
Ewens, BiffMM3Jun 1980 – Aug 1981MRIP SweetPea
Adams, JoeOS2Jun 21, 1980 – Nov 26, 1984OperationsCIC and Ops port Berting, I still remember. Bravo Zulu and Whisky Foxtrott Oscar ?
Hill, RichardMMAug 10, 1980 – Feb 10, 1984Hole SnipeDifferent time, different life. SLO, heard the news John Lennon died at your house. Remember Cannes, hitchhiking back to the ship about a hour too late to make a difference. Marty A. still have picture of you chugging Southern Comfort :)
Duff, JohnDK2Sep 1980 – Jun 1984SupplyWhat a good ship 4 years there traveled the world Does anybody remember the bar Casino ?
Robinson, Eric/ Robbiepn 3Sep 19, 1980 – 1982DECK
Duff, JohnDK2Oct 1980 – Jun 1984SupplyWhat fun traveling the world
James, JohnBMC(SW)Oct 1980 – Aug 1984SECONDI can't believe they sank the ship that I worked so hard to be the best looking ship in the Atlantic. I had great friends on PORTLAND. There were tough times during my time onboard (Oct83), however there were a lot of great times.
Stone, Kevin profile iconMM2Oct 1, 1980 – Feb 28, 1984EngineeringI had a great time serving on the Portland. It's hard to believe she's on the bottom somewhere off the east coast. Bummer! I look back on those years and remember the good times with friends. If you remember me, shoot me an e-mail.
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James, JohnBMC(SW)Oct 3, 1980 – Aug 17, 19842NDWhat a ship! Hard work, tough times, but great crew and great friends. I remember the guys in deck dept as some of the best friends I've ever had. PORTLAND made a sailor out of me. I had some really good times in some very exotic place
Leonard, AlfredSNOct 10, 1980 – Aug 20, 1982Deckanybody that was in the deck department 1980-1982 I would like to hear from you. a.k.a.lenny-b from n.y.c.
James, JohnBM1Oct 10, 1980 – Oct 2, 1984DeckIn memory of the Sailors and Marines lost Oct. 23, 1983 in Beirut Lebanon. We will never forget you! After leaving PORTLAND I continued my navy career. I retired Oct. 31, 1997 while serving onboard USS COWPENS CG-63 as deck div LCPO.
Allman, MartyMM3Nov 1980 – Apr 1984THANKS FOR THE RIDE SWEET PEA.FOR CHEIF ROSE GO TO HELL.FOR THE REST OF THE CREW HAPPY VETS DAY.
Allman, MartyMM2Dec 22, 1980 – Jun 29, 1984M-DivWas on the Sweet Pea for four years. Miss the guys and the Sweet Pea at times. Done alot of parting around the world and in the Creek.Haze grey and under way. She was the best. Thanks for bringing me home.
Stoutzenberger, Ed (Stout)EM1Dec 27, 1980 – Mar 1, 1989I served on The Portland for 9 years, nearly half of my career! I saw many wonderful people come and go. I will never forget them or the great times we had. I will miss her!
Cox, ChesterEN3Dec 29, 1980 – Jul 14, 1984A Gang
Peszynski, Mark (Ski)E-1 - E5Jan 4, 1981 – Aug 1984A - GANGYOU GAVE ME SOME OF THE BEST MEMORIES OF MY LIFE , AND LET ME SHARE THEM WITH THE BEST CREW IN THE FLEET!! (MY COMMRADS, MY BROTHERS FOREVER!!) I'LL MISS YOU SWEET PEA!
Banks, JohnE3 GUNNERSMATEJan 9, 1981 – May 9, 1982gunnerytom famularo, rock miss all you guys. i guess i should have enjoyed my time on board more than i did but im very happy for the memories that i have. we had alot of fun and as i look back now i learned alot mostly about becoming a man. turn2
Rifenbury, WilliamMS-2Jan 18, 1981 – Oct 12, 1984S-2Sure Miss her remember some great times on her.
Villa, MarkMM2Mar 1, 1981 – Oct 10, 1985MSpent a lot of time on this boat. Anyone seen Smitty? Larry Smith? Great bunch of nuclear waste on this boat (nuc dropouts). Some of the brightest people I ever met.
Kiser, TerryMMCS SW/DV1Mar 1, 1981 – May 5, 1983MSecond ture and boy was I blamed for a lot of thing, they didn't think I would return if you remember me then email me
Bill, ShepherdMM2Mar 15, 1981 – Oct 1, 1984EI'll miss her, but not that hot damn engine room! Great bunch of guys, lot's of great memories (except Beiruit - Won't ever forget it).
Brown, Mark (Doc)HNMar 20, 1981 – Mar 20, 1983MedicalThese were the wonder years
Zalinka, StanLSD -37Apr 28, 1981 – Apr 26, 1983DeckHad some really good times on board and some really bad ones also.Cannes was the best stop to date.Anyone remember Matadi Zaire? Big bridge 28 cars go figure. I will miss her and hope to make a reunion soon
McArthur, DaleFRMay 4, 1981 – Feb 20, 1982Didn.t think I would miss it so much,but man it was great.what's up Chuck(mullins)?Don't use the washclothes between the bunk and bulkhead!
McArthur, DaleE2May 4, 1981 – Apr 1982HT
Hardin, PhilMidshipmanJun 1981 – Aug 1981Deck, Eng, CICWhat a summer! Met up with Sweet Pea in Venice. Got off on the French Riviera - Cannes was best. Learned to work hard and love the SEA. Thanks to the guys in Deck for showing me the ropes and The Movies!
Hotra, JimMR2Jul 23, 1981 – Feb 10, 1984RSome of the best years of my life. A really great bunch of shipmates. I'll miss the Ol' Sweet Pea and never forget the brave Marines of October 23rd 1983.
Mullins, Jim profile iconBTFNAug 1981 – Jun 1984B
Godbey, DanielSK2Aug 8, 1981 – Aug 6, 1983SupplyEven though it was long ago, I still think about the time I served onboard the boat. Looks like no going back for a visit!!
Taylor, WillET3Oct 1981 – Mar 1983Hey to all. Face, you out there? Marty? Mike are your sure?
Burnell, RussellE-1 Thru E-3Oct 1981 – May 1984BServed in aft pit(fireroom)W/Larry(Ky)Sturgill,Ronnie Carter &others
Brehler, MichaelE5/HTOct 10, 1981 – Jun 6, 1985"R"UNITAS XXIII Haze gray and underway.

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