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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
Anders, RobertGMG21984 – 19873rdI WAS ON THE PORTLAND FROM 7/1984-11/1987.
McGinnis, ShawnHT31984 – 1986RI think about all the fun and hardships and friends i made,it was the best of times. I really miss that old ship.
Rodriguez, Eric-jon (Hot Rod Or Papo)IC3 / E-41984 – 1988E DivI'll never forget my brothers on board Sweet Pea, Joey, Ski, Fig, Lamoso, Mendoza, Yates, Stahl, Beavers, McClean, Theeby, Brown, Camba. I had the best time with these brothers. I laughed so much and learned even more.
Scharlow, MarkSN1984 – 1985EUnfortunately I was on the ole girl when she was going through overhaul. Good times, bad times but would do it again.
Macke, DavidEN3Jan 3, 1984 – Jun 9, 1986A-gangMy only ship, spent most of the time working for ENC Holmes in the engine shop. I just found out she is gone. I guess no one will have to worry about fixing those cranes anymore. I'll miss her.
Miles, David profile iconMS2Jan 10, 1984 – Jun 1, 1987S-2Have great memories, look to hear from any of the crew that remembers me.
Watts, LarryEW1Apr 1984 – Mar 6, 1989OPS
Beavers, PaulHT3Apr 1984 – Sep 1985ELoved the ship, hope I get to hear from william blue andrew and the rest of my b-ball friends
Turk, TimET3/2May 1984 – Jul 1987OELots of great memories...
Figueroa, RayRM3May 9, 1984 – Dec 17, 1987OPSMISS GOOD TIMES WITH, JOHNSON,CRAIG,MENDOZA, LAMOSA,SEGURA, RODRIGUEZ,YATES,VEAL,C JONES,R GREEN,C HALL,STEELE,L SOTO,STAHL,J WELLS, L HILL,CARLOS MARTINEZ, PC GRIFFIN, CRAWLEY, BLUE, BEAVERS, CALVERT,COLVIN LAUGHING IN B-SHOP WITH CRAIG,
Phillips, BradleyBM3Jun 1984 – Sep 19872ndI came on board not knowing anyone. When I lleft, I knew almost everyone. I'm glad it was sunk to be used as an artificial reef. I had some really good times and a few days that were not so good.Enjoyed the sea time.
Turney, MichaelPN3Jun 7, 1984 – Oct 27, 1987XI started out in Deck Department and then transferred to Personnel. I still think about the Portland. Those were some great days.
Figueroa, RayRM3Jun 9, 1984 – Dec 16, 1987OPSHANGING OUT WITH RM'S, JOHNSON,GREEN,CALVERT,CRAIG,HAIRSTON,VEAL,LUIS SOTO,ERIC ROD,JUAN SEGURA,YATES,CRAWLEY,LL IS IN THE HOUSE. 732-881-3111
Colletti, FrankET2Jun 22, 1984 – Feb 21, 1988OE01
Ellison, WayneE5Jun 25, 1984 – Apr 1, 1988A GANGThere was a lot of life lessons over my 4 years and it was the true meaning of brotherhood. The navy was a great stepping stone for my future. I will always miss the great time onboard the USS PORTLAND.
Gailhouse, DanHT 2Sep 20, 1984 – Apr 20, 1987RGreat ship and great times, The Sweet Pea. Howdy Kasal, Dan Cronin, Brian Knight, Tim Nielsen and many others. Anyone seen Scott Weaver or Tony Hardy? Thanks for the memories.
Warden III, CarlSH-3Sep 27, 1984 – Apr 8, 1988Supply
Wells, Jason / SweetpeaQM1Oct 15, 1984 – Apr 1, 1988NAVMiss the Steel beach picnics and the boxing smokers on the flight deck. Ops starboard was the place to be!
Nadell, Tony / PupEWSNNov 1984 – Jan 1988OPSSome good times, some bad times. Happy it's over and happy to have been a part of it. Made friends that will last a life time. Va. Beach!!!
Sadler, TomET2Nov 15, 1984 – Sep 15, 1987OE01Division shipmates included Frank Colletti, Tim Turk, Ron Shanahan, Chief Benjamin, and Brian Reeder. Also very good friends with Tony Nadell.
Quinn, Phil PsychoMS 3Dec 1984 – 1987S
Nystrom, ChrisLT1985 – 19893RD and OE
Durst, Howard LeroyMMFN1985 – 1987MI was in A-gang when I reported. I couldn't stand my ENC. Went to M-Div being in M div was the greatest thing I could have done. There is a lot of great memories there. Took my family to visit Portland in 2002. She was looking tired.RIP LS
Burris, EdgarDCCM1985 – 1988R
Warchol, MikeRMSN1985 – 1986 OPS Wasn't on her long but remember her well.
Williams, Richen21985 – 1989a-gangmiss aft steering watch
Schroeder, MichaelMS31985 – 1989MS
Araiza, WilliamBM1985 – 19871stLooking for a few old ship mates. Portland was my first ship, fuel crunch and weeks in France, line of death and Beaches in Palma is all I remember. Retired in 2010.
Kasal, JayDC2Jan 1985 – Sep 1988R
Koch, FredE3Jan 1, 1985 – Jul 31, 1986Deck
Reynolds, Shawn "The Eskimo Guy"RM2Feb 5, 1985 – Sep 27, 1988OCMy first command in the Navy. I saw the world on this girl. I had alot of fun times times on this ship. But became a man none the less. Good 'ol Sweetpea
Alston, Quan (Qdog)Rm3Mar 4, 1985 – Mar 6, 1987OPSBest part of my military career wad serving onboard the Portland and the crew.
Durst Jr, Howard ((leroy) Crazee)MMFN / E-3 LEADING FIREMANMar 21, 1985 – Oct 10, 1987(Main Control)Was in A-Gang, for a month or so, but HATED my ENC. Went mess crankin'and came back. So I transfered to M-Div. I loved it. That was one of the best moves I made onboard. If I had to do it all over again I would go straight to "The Hole" &am
Durst, Howard LeroyMMFNMar 27, 1985 – 1987MI was in A-gang but that sucked. I went to M-Div. it was the BEST move I made.
Shirkey, K.B.BM1(SW)Jul 15, 1985 – Jul 15, 19891ST@2ND
Brown, ErnestMM2Aug 9, 1985 – Jul 31, 1988
Mirarchi, AnthonyNCCS(SW)Aug 31, 1985 – Apr 16, 1988adminAdmin, navigation, medical LCPO
Harris, DannyE5Oct 1985 – May 19, 1989This was my first and only ship. I became a man, because of the Navy and enjoyed every moment I spent on the USS Portland. I made friends and wish to this day that i/we would have stayed in touch. Home phone 901-795-2437 cell 901-508-2828.
Godbout, JeffMM3Nov 1985 – May 1990MTook me long enough to look for this site. Was shocked to see so many Non-Life'r dogs checkin' back. Would love to hear back, most of ya anyways! HAHA......Bless your hearts guys.......
Sigur, MatthewFC21986 – Aug 1, 1990I had plenty good times aboard this ship and often reflect back on the memories both good and bad and never once regreted my time spent in the U.S. NAVY.
Nielsen, TimMR31986 – 1989RLooking to reconnect with old buddies. Had some great times!!
Booth, JamesBM21986 – 1990!st divisionMany great memories
Woodruff, Joey/woodyGMG31986 – 19923rdBest crew in my Navy! Would serve with any of them again
Tosh, John H.OS2Jan 1986 – May 1988OINever thought she'd make it that long either. Always seemed like she was having a weld x-rayed. Ops port forever!
Henson, Jerry profile iconBM2(SW)Feb 1, 1986 – May 31, 19901st and 2nd and BoatWorked in both 1st Division and 2nd Division was the LPO of Boat division. Worked with people like CWO 4 Briskie, LT Graves, Lt Christ, BMSC Clair, Bm1 Howel, Bm2 Livingston.
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Alvarez, JohnEn 2Apr 1986 – Mar 1989A - GangI was on board for Sweat Pea's maiden voyage into the Persian Gulf. I still remember first night in General Quarters, General Quarters all hands man you battle stations, Iraqi Jet Inbound. This is not a drill!"
Pelou, ChristopherPN3Apr 1, 1986 – Oct 15, 1989(Admin)It was a great ship with the last CO and Master Chief Steadman. ' Had a lot of fun during those European port of calls. A great crew. ' Started my career in Deck Dept! I miss the Portland and her crew. CP
Knight, BryanGMG2May 1986 – Jan 19903rdGood Ship, Good Crew. The Ole Girl deserved better than to become a training target. Sleep Well Sweet Pea.
Schuler, GeorgeBT3May 1986 – Jun 1989BMe and my best friends on the ship: Earl Lee, Jerry Lambert and Chuck. all BT's. Best memory w/them was when they came home to NJ on leave with me and of course all the partying..anyone welcome to send me email.
Ballentos, ButchSR-BM2May 1986 – Dec 19902nd DivI reported onboard somewhere in the Med in 1986...Loved all the places I've been; Med Cruise was my 1st oppportunity to explore the bars and clubs....Awesome experience...
Aul, MarkMs2May 1986 – Jun 1993Supply S-2Hi all it's been a long time I am searching for two old shipmates I am looking for Warren craiglis and leigh deuter , please e-mail with information at mda2172@yahoo.com what happened to marvin weaver and Frank myers?
Simpson, VanMM3May 15, 1986 – Jun 15, 1990MUSS Portland was the epitome of "haze gray and underway". I am proud to have been a part of her history. The memories of our ship will be with me the rest of my days. God bless all who have served on her.
Scott, Earl A ScottMay 15, 1986 – May 14, 19903rdGood ship, Good crew, good times. shout to 3rd Div I see you, Froggy and Don F. Hey to DCA, Randy V.
Eaton, BillEW1Jun 1986 – Nov 1989OIHello ALL, just found out she was made into a reef - Ah the best of times, the worst of times. Here is a tipped glass to all you Gents.
Cronin, RichMR2 (SW)Jun 9, 1986 – Dec 17, 1990R(epair)Some familiar names here. I remember earning many LOC's from PHIBRON 10 for all the damn repairs we made to the boilers....I don't miss the midwatches in DC Central, I do miss going out to sea. SALUTE!
Veasley, RandyCW04Jun 15, 1986 – Apr 22, 1990"R" Damage Control
Howell, David R.QM3Jun 16, 1986 – Jun 16, 1990NAV XN
Martinez, CarlosLTJul 1986 – Aug 1989BBest ship I ever served, It was the sailors that made it the best ship in the gator Navy. We were haze gray underway, Med cruise, Persian Gulf, Blue Nose, Gitmo... I was proud to serve with the best engineers in the Navy. They kept the ship moving
Hogg, Jonathan JdEN3Jul 1986 – Feb 1990A GangI met a lot of good crew members on board this ship, the best four years in the navy for me. I will never forget this ship and the sailors who served on board during the time I served
Trangata, PeteMM3 TO MM1Jul 17, 1986 – Dec 8, 1991MAIN CONTROL / AFT PIT / AMan, that was the longest and most ardous sea duty ever, but what I learned while on board PORTLAND set me up for what I am today. A POWER PLANT MAINTENANCE boss at one of Kimberly Clark's CFB Plants. Lots of good folks on her. Later!
Ritchey, JohnCWO2/MPAJul 17, 1986 – Jun 20, 1989Main Propulsion AssistantHad many good times, to many long hours and to much underway time, But would do it all over again.
McCartney, RandyET3 (SW)Aug 1986 – 1990OEHad some very good memories and friends there. Tim Cale, Rob (Bucky), Ken Barry? Tim Turk and many others.
McFarland, ToddMM3Sep 2, 1986 – Dec 16, 1988M DivisonGoogled USS Portland and this was the first site I clicked on and Im glad I did. Lot of good memories lot of good times I will remember for the rest of my life. I miss all of you guys and would love to hear from you.
Crawford, DuaneBM2Nov 1986 – Sep 19891STBEST MEMORIES OF MY CAREER WERE ON THIS SHIP.
Isaak, RickEN 3Nov 1986 – May 1990A GangCant believe they sank her
Crawford, DuaneBM2Nov 1986 – Sep 19891st
Woodruff, Joey/woodyGMG3Nov 1986 – Mar 19913RDSome of my best memories were on board here and many friends were made. HAZEGRAY AND UNDERWAY!!!!
Zenick, JohnBM2Nov 6, 1986 – Jun 5, 19902nd DivsionI got onboard the day they got back from the Med, and was bummed I had to wait to get underway. deck was wild in 86, but it soon changed. Loved being underway until i got married but that last med was a blast Carl and Dan made it the best!
Beard, WayneMM1(SW)Nov 15, 1986 – Oct 1, 1989A-Gang & Main Control/Aft EngineroomWould have loved to see her before she went down. The best bunch of guys I ever worked with. Lost touch with MMCM(SW) Guidry, but learned a lot from all the guys. Wished I had retired now. LOL

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