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USS Fort Fisher (LSD 40) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Fort Fisher (LSD 40). 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 612 crew members registered for the USS Fort Fisher (LSD 40).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1972 | 1973 – 1975 | 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Azevedo, Jim/azzyMM31973 – 1975
Kahle, Mark MMM31973 – 1974EMO5
Lipe, RodneyE51973 – 19751stI helped to commision the Fisher and bring her to San Diego from Boston, MA. I was an assualt boat coswain and the gig coxswain.
Rubin, JeffreyBTFN1973 – Oct 4, 1976B DivisionLooking for Billy Wilds from B Div. Who was my best friend. Also Wilber "Charles" Sells. Last but not least, my best "BUD" Jimmy Stewart. Are you still married to Monica? Remember my 64 GTO you helped me get a deal on?
Ottobre, JoeJan 1973 – Dec 1975DeckTime flies ...........joeyo11@cox.net
Angelbeck, BruceMACHINIST MATE 3RD CLASSFeb 1973 – Jun 13, 1976Bruce was my husband. Met in Boston and I flew to Long Beach. Sloan, Newcomb, would like to get back in touch. Linda
Goodwin, JimEM-3Mar 1973 – Oct 1974Electrical
Beatty, MichaelMM3Mar 4, 1973 – Jun 10, 1973On Board while waiting for Nuke School - but we did a cool WestPac with a group of Midshipmen. Had a great time.
Kendall, GregoryGMG-3Mar 4, 1973 – Jan 10, 19763rd 2 years deck ape worked for big red and roads--master chief sims---and the boatswain---the tuffest man in the navy at the time---one year gunnersmate under creswell---2 wespacs-----kangaroo one and two--became shell back on the fort fisher
Lindsey, WalterE3Mar 14, 1973 – Nov 1, 1975Machinist MateWent on board in Long Beach 1973, made a Midshipment cruise and one Wes Pac. Worked the Main Engine Room on the throttle under Cheif Pray. Lots of fun and parties currently living in the Dallas Tx. area.
Mendenhall, DavidOS2Apr 1973 – 1976Operations
Prescott, Gary A.GMG 3Apr 20, 1973 – Dec 27, 1975DECK-1 YR GUNNERY-2 YRSSpent 1 yr as "side cleaner" painting the ship, then 2 yrs painting the 3" 50's... Lost track of everyone...Fowler & Kendall where are you? Anyone else??!!
Humiston, Jim.[ Hum ]E2Apr 28, 1973 – Apr 5, 19751 stI worked on the LCVP.I heard they will sink her to make a reef for FISH ? If you want see her again go to Google Earth. Benicia Ca. S.W Corner outboard closet to the bridge. fourty6ndastx@q.com
Hone, BertMS 3Sep 1973 – Jun 1977SUPPLYCAME ON BOARD IN LONG BEACH FRESH OUT OF BOOT CAMP. BIG TOM TURNER WAS THERE WORKIN WITH YATES IN THE OFFICERS MESS. I WAS IN THE MAIN GALLY WITH RED AND MURPHY. WHAT A BLAST WE ALL HAD IN THE PI.
Adams, Buford (Buffy)RM3Sep 1973 – Jul 12, 1977OCSome of the best times I can remember. Two Westpacs and a lot of San Miguel.
Brown, HarryMM/FMNov 1973 – Aug 1974M DivisionInteresting hearing the water above us in the well bay.
Last, BobQM3 / QM21974 – 1976XI'll never forget QM1/Chief Chapman, QM's Zoeller, Fields, Nissen. Learned how to play spades and hearts from those guys. Great WestPac. Had a blast.
Field, Darryl D.QM31974 – Sep 1975NavigationI was not there long but I enjoyed it. I had fun playing cards and learning to play pool .
Waters, A JBT2Jan 1974 – Aug 1977Bworked in #1 fire room & was Oil King from mid 75 to leaving in 1977.
Thomas, EricQM2Jan 1974 – Aug 1977NavigationMade 2 West-pacs. Became a Christian on Okinawa which turned my life around. Where are Geisel, Chapman, Buttrey. Bruce, and all the rest from the house of filth? Commander Thompson, thanks for putting up with me.
Fort, Michael Doc SanchezHOSPITALMANMar 1974 – Aug 1974embarked with MarinesWorked in Sick Bay with ship's HMs; embarked with Marine Corps infantry units; visited Okinawa, Philippines, Taiwan, Gulf of Thailand, Hong Kong; have photos to share, DocSanchez@juno.com
Brown, RandyE3Mar 1, 1974 – Aug 19743 rd Mar. Div.
Benton, CurtisBT2May 15, 1974 – May 24, 1978B aftre fire room
Anderson, AndySM3Nov 26, 1974 – Dec 17, 1976
Varney, RobertOS3-OS1Dec 1974 – Jul 1979OIThose days seem like yesterday, What great friends and a great boat. sometimes I miss being at sea....
Carr Sr., WilliamE-4 MMDec 12, 1974 – Sep 8, 1978MMet a lot of good guys while i was on board, looking for Paul Beaulieu from B division who was on the same time. Love those West Pac's.
Sonn, WayneRM31975 – 1978OCStill remember the bus ride from Clark AFB to Olongapo to meet the Fort for the first time. Was not sure I would survive the trip! Regret not making it to Hong Kong on my second WestPac due to the thankless crew of the yacht Brillig.
Carsner, JimE51975 – Oct 1978Rfourcars@midrivers.com
McCaffrey, ArthurOS21975 – 1977operations
Buttrey, AllanQM31975 – 1978nAVIGATIONgREETINGS OLD FRIENDS. hOPE LIFE HAS BEEN GOOD TO YOU. lOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
Leon, Thomasbm31975 – 1979deck
Hall, Mike (Moose)SNJan 1975 – Nov 1977deckyoung and wild---but good at our jobs; thanks to bm1 joe height and cwo ware
Bills, LuiseMM2Jan 1, 1975 – Jan 26, 1979A ganga gang
Sanchez, InocencioEM2Jan 2, 1975 – Jun 11, 1979ELong Hours and good friends, from this tour. Hope to hear from fellow ship-mates from this time frame. The memory of "Fort Field-Day" lives on.
Hill, BobbyBTFNJan 15, 1975 – Dec 7, 1977B
Geisel, ToddQM2Mar 5, 1975 – Jan 9, 1979NavAs we said a long time ago...only "Four-O" ship in the Navy. Best of times, thanks to my fellow "Knights of the Chart House" Best regards to all my old "steaming buddies".
Rice, BillYNSA-YN2Mar 15, 1975 – Nov 23, 1978NavMy best tour in the Navy. Looking for old shipmates
Roy, CarrEM3Apr 8, 1975 – Nov 28, 1978E DIVISIONits been a long time.Had great times with all you guys would like to here from you, Dog johnson,sanchez,wright,eichelberger, email roy92@verizon.net phone 951-845-6496
Humphrey, BobbySH2May 20, 1975 – Aug 27, 1979S-3
Valdez, AlejandroRM3Aug 1975 – Jul 1978OC
Ewing, JohnHT1Aug 1, 1975 – Mar 14, 1979R77-78 WestPac. Remember the Brillig?
Burke, PatETN3Sep 1975 – 2023OI/ET shopThis was my first and best ship. The best bunch of guys I ever sailed with. West Pac 75, shipyard, West Pac 78. We partied hard and had some great times.
Forrester, DaleE2Sep 1975 – Aug 1977deck
Carsner, JimE5Oct 1975 – Oct 1978RHey, any of the guys that were on the Fort Fisher from '75-'78, we had some great fun! Dennis Richards are you out there somewhere?
Schaafsma, TimothyE2,E3Oct 11, 1975 – Apr 15, 1976OC I was a Postal Clerk,guy by the name of Truesdale trained me before he had to leave. I remember a lot of really good people on that ship, and a lot of good times. There was a guy we called OD who showed me around Subic the first time.
Rathbun, Ken (Cowboy)EN2Oct 20, 1975 – Jun 10, 1979A-GangHad lots of good times abord the fort and made a lot of friends.I do remember the Brillig and making wine from welches grape juice and having a party in the engine shop with E-Div.
Dingman, LorenE3Nov 1975 – Jan 1980M
Bolding, Daniel LE-4 BM 3Nov 1975 – Aug 1977Deck
Pitman, LarryRM2Dec 19, 1975 – Apr 10, 1979RadiomanSpent my 1st Xmas away from home, standing on the bow of the Fort, mid watch in Subic Bay...Made many stops here and had a blast.
Hopp, RustyOS2Dec 30, 1975 – Feb 12, 1980OI/OPS DeptMy First Ship ... The start of my adventure

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