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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
Landing, EricSGT. USMCJan 1994 – Aug 199424 Marine Expeditionary UnitMy first Deployment was aboard this ship , traveled to Somalia all over the Med ,Black sea and Haiti , Shelbacked south of Mogadishu.
Janssen, JamesLCPLJan 1994 – Aug 1994T 5/10 (attatched to 24th MEU)Shellback, Somalia Vet Some great and not-so-great memories etched in my brain from my time on that floating hunk of metal.
Branine, BrianE-1Jan 1, 1994 – Mar 5, 1996Deck
Pennington, Donnie (Doc)HM3Jan 4, 1994 – Aug 30, 199424th MEUDeployed to Somalia
Johnson, DarrenE-3Jan 22, 1994 – Jan 4, 1996Its been along time since I've been on the old grey lady, it willbe truely will be missed. Horn,laboard,saddler, simp, lockwood ,I miss all my homies.
Kline, ChadDC2Mar 7, 1994 – Jul 7, 1997RepairWhats the hell; its sunk??? Where is DCCM Ed Walton Droelle whats up? lots of fun on that ship.
Tolliver-Bey, William A.IC2Mar 17, 1994 – Feb 10, 1997E
Doyle, LarryE-6/SH1 (SW)Apr 10, 1994 – Apr 10, 1998Supply-S-3Hey shipmates...yeah I'm still alive and kicking...retired back in 2000. Had alot of fun on the sweet-p...may she rest in peace....she served and kept us safe while underway.
Young, TonySN-BM3 NOW BMC(SW)May 17, 1994 – Mar 19981stThe realest ship i've ever been on... The best Deck Department ever....... Hate to see old girl go but I will always remember tearing up every port we hit.
Davenport, AlanSN TO BM2May 19, 1994 – Oct 20, 19981stIt was definitely a challenging experience!! Made lots of memories. Sorry the P-land had to deep six!!
Deputy, JamesMM2Jun 1994 – Jan 1996MHad some good times and bad times, however it was a rewarding experience working with some of the best people and great mentors like MMCS Mayberry, MMC Forrest, and SMCS Kingery
Wallach, KevinYN2 (SW)Jun 28, 1994 – Dec 1995XI came onboard Portland after decommissioning the Saginaw (LST 1188). I left for Bupers in December of '95.
Loss, Charles (Chuck)SM1 (NOW SMC RET)Jul 1, 1994 – Dec 12, 1996Great crew!!
Weaver, MikeMM2Aug 1994 – Aug 2000P-2Learned alot on that POS. Had some good times, but also plenty of bad times, too. Begley, Horn, Wilson, Worley, Gunther, all great guys.
Worley, GregMM2Aug 1994 – Jun 2000The HoleHated to see her go.She was the best in the fleet,made a lot of good friends,wilson, milburn, maddog,swofford,weaver,gunter,and so on and so on
Gould, James ABM3Aug 1994 – May 1997Deck/Boat/2nd
Lopez, SamuelSh3Aug 1994 – May 1997Deck/supplyHad a great 3 years on her.Sad to hear that she got snuck. Had a great time on cruise even if we went on gator squares for 4mts. I was the ships barber.
Brannen, MikeOS3Aug 1, 1994 – Dec 30, 1997operationstrying to get in touch with the os crew I served with. What is up Bardo P!
Hammack, JayBM3Oct 1, 1994 – Nov 1, 1996BoatNot a bad ship kind of sorry to hear it decommissioned.
Vigil, MikeDC3Dec 1994 – Jun 1998DCHad fun most of the time. Got to know some cool people.
Neese, EricBT31995 – 1997MI had a great time steaming the plant as BTOW and as one of the OIL KINGS...Shout out to Brian Mimken for getting me qualified in the Oil Lab...
Battjes, Terrymm31995 – 1999M
Vera, CarlosEM3Mar 1995 – Dec 1999EHAY WAZ UP TO ALL MY BUDS IN E DIV AND ALL MY AMIGOS IN THE SHIP GOOD TIMES
Coates, DamonMR2Mar 15, 1995 – Aug 5, 1996RepairLook back at serving with you boys with a lot of pride! Time spent on board has benefited me for all of these years! Gimme a shout... coatesclan10@yahoo.com
Clark, SeanMM3Mar 21, 1995 – Dec 18, 1995#2 MMRJust saw that it is at the bottom of the ocean. Could not believe it! Worked with Chief Mayberry, MM1 Butler, MM3 Lino. I was the one that blew my knee out in portside shaft alley Dec 18, 1995 when we came back into port. Yeah, that was me!
Christian, PhilIT1(SW)Jun 24, 1995 – Jul 25, 1997OCPortland was an old ship and very hard to keep clean but it was done with dignity and pride.
Lansford, ScottMM1(SW)Jul 1995 – Oct 1999A-Gang
Mattey, JamesMM2Jul 15, 1995 – Jul 15, 2001P-1Screw Becces, I eat them for breakfast
Wingo, John N.OS2Aug 28, 1995 – Feb 28, 1997Ops / OIShe was old but she never let us down. The engineers kept her together with spit and bailing wire. Had some good shipmates. Sorry to see her de-commed - I wanted to see how long she could go.
Deerman, KyleMM2Sep 2, 1995 – Sep 10, 2000P-2I hated that piece of crap
Dupee, JohnBM1Sep 25, 1995 – Oct 22, 1997BoatI always liked her. Good bunch for great Med.
Ortiz, EricIC3Oct 17, 1995 – May 10, 1998E
Hale, EldonE-5/BM2Nov 1995 – Jun 1998DeckWhat's up to all my crew? Dang I miss the ship... I never thought I would say that, but anyone who knew me, give me holler.
Miller, StanleyCS1Nov 1995 – Aug 1999s-2
Daniel, CliffE-4Dec 1995 – May 19981stYa know my dad was upset that I didn't get stationed on a carrier but I'm glad to have served on the P-Land. Made some cool friends and was the best thing that ever happened to me. She was an old ship and HELL to keep up but some great memori
Lantier, LanceENS (THEN), LCDR (NOW)Dec 1995 – Feb 1997MP, then AMy first tour. No doubt, we'll always remember this ship. Will never forget MMC Long or Senior Chief Mayberry, two of the hardest working, most knowledgable Chief Petty Officers I have known to date.
Scameheorn, Gabe "Scam"E3Dec 2, 1995 – Feb 28, 1998P1This ship is the reason I got out and joined the ARMY!! Wish I could have been there to see her put down. If any of my old friends happen by here, email me and say HI!!
Bednarz, PeterFN/MMJan 1, 1996 –ENGINEER DIV.Wooow... What memories! Great crew and I had a blast. But, the ship was a total rust bucket. Should have decomm'd her earlier then later...
Hatchett, James/ KennyEM2Apr 1996 – Dec 20, 1999
Alford, RobertE-6/BT/MMMay 1996 – Jun 1999P-1Very interresting tour. Forward pit was the @#%$! Sorry for leaving the ship unexpectedly for the surgery I needed. I wonder what ever happened to our pshyco BT1. The Portland was my last ship before retiring.
Watson, BruceMM3May 25, 1996 – Oct 2, 1999P-1
Droelle, DonDC3/2Jun 1996 – May 8, 1998R firewhat up shipmates of mine! its been awhile since ive even thought of the portland but i guess i miss all that crap and was surprised to hear that she was sunk. anyhow i learned alot on that hog and made some good friends..peace out..navy power.ohyeah
Selby, Brianew3Jun 15, 1996 – May 18, 1999opssure dont miss the navy, but often think of my friends and times aboard the portland.
Lawrence, DavidCWO2 (SW) (Ret)Sep 16, 1996 – Sep 16, 1999Engineering (MPA)
McLamb, Brian (Mac/slamlam)E-5Nov 1, 1996 – Jun 25, 2000ENG/ P-1When I heard the news of the Portland's sinking, I was sad I didn't know about it earlier, so I could attend the decom ceremony. While I don't miss the navy, I certainly do miss the many great memories and great friends I made in that swea
Hall, ChrisENCDec 1, 1996 – May 28, 2001A-GangA-gang backbone of the Portland

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