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USS Vancouver (LPD 2) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Vancouver (LPD 2). 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 638 crew members registered for the USS Vancouver (LPD 2).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1963 | 1964 – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 – 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Blair, Michaelrm31975 – 1976CommI served with some very special people.
McNamee, Big MacABF1975 – 1977V DivisionWhat a Great Ship.. a really great time.
Bellemore, DarwinOS21975 – Jun 1978Operations OIWhat an incredible journey. We made our mark in history!
Michelson, Steve / MickBT3Mar 14, 1975 – Oct 21, 1977Bsnipe firerooms 1 and 2
Alvarado, WillieBM3Aug 1975 – Aug 1979DeckBoth divisions work well with BM1 Stone at the helm and then he became the chief. Well I also became a chief in the reserves and now I am retired. We had the Van-Can-do philosophy.
Alvarado, WillieBM3Sep 1975 – Aug 19791st and 2ndI still remember by buddies from 1st and 2nd. The preacher Case, Herrera from Salinas and my mentor BMC Stone. I retired as a USNR Chief.
Dhaenens, TimHT 2Sep 10, 1975 – Sep 1, 1980R DivisionLoved the ship and crew so much I spent 5 years on board. Our division motto: We can weld anything from the crack of dawn to a broken heart. And if we can't fix it, it isn't broken!
Enger, RichMM2Oct 15, 1975 – May 7, 1980M DivVery good experiences with the ol' Vancouver. Sad to see she's been decommissioned. I had always hoped to show her to my kids & Grandkids. Cheers to her crew!! Excellent sailors, One and all!! An honor to serve with you all.
Tutterrow, BrianSH2Oct 16, 1975 – 1976S-3
Tutterrow, Brian (Tutt)SH2Nov 1, 1975 – Sep 1, 1976S3
Stephens, RonSEAMAN E-31976 – 19781st & OEHow did the Officer's boat come loose from the boat boom? What a time in Australia.
Cherry, StephenLT1976 – 1978First LtVanCanDo; Great Ship, Great Crew
Franklin, MarkE4 YN31976 – 1979XWorked with Senior Chief Carroll. Close friend was the postal clerk Davy Perez from the Bronx. Had some good times during Operation Eagle Pull and the trip down under. Wish I would have spent more time with shimpates from other divisions
Lindley, Bill "burl"JO31976 – 1977Deck snf Public AffairsServed with a bunc of great guys like Mike Dragoo, Don Banta and many more.
Derisi, PaulABH31976 – 1980VHey shipmates, how's everybody doin?e-mail pderisi79@yahoo.com
Bremer, MichaelE- 21976 – 1977Boatswain Mate/ NAST/ Boat deckVancando was my first ship I did a west pack and and when we got back state side I went TAD to the Uss Tarawa LHA- 1 for Shock tests Then transferred to the Uss John S McCain DDG- 36 until she was decommissioned.
Madron, MikeBT31976 – 1977B Division
Feazell, ThomasASE21976 – 1979v div
Morgan, Jack profile iconABF31976 – 1978VGreat time and great memories of LPD2
Jennings, JohnETR3Feb 15, 1976 – Jun 20, 1977OEServed with Dwight Cox, Bill Stanfill, Roy Crunk, Doug Lange, Bruce Campbell, Gary Ferguson, Ron Stephens, Bob Uehling maybe others. Division offcier CWO4 Thomas, and Chief Seagraves, and Millison, also ET1 Bonomo. Love to hear from anyone.
Wentworth, Scott H.EM 3Mar 17, 1976 – Jun 22, 1979Saw a few names than I served with, The Cheng, Ron Jon from Texas. I still tell my boys the memories from the engine rooms. Hope everyone is well.
McClymonds, SamLTMar 24, 1976 – Apr 1979Chief EngineerGreat ship and crew.
Johnson, CurtisGMG3Apr 1976 – Aug 19793rdFond memories of some of the guys, some of the other guys, well when my 4 years were up I was gone. Does anyone remember the guy jumping from the fantail swimming back to San Diego as we deployed for WestPac?
Williams, JefferyGMG3May 1976 – Jan 19793rd DivMade one and a half West-Pacs on her. Made a trip to her namesake in 76. Great memories.
Jones, VictorFTG2May 1976 – May 19773rdGreat Westpac, great crew. Enjoyed my time and travels with the Van-can-Do. Last 3 months of Westpac I was assigned to the CCTV station.
Lueth, DennisFTG 3May 15, 1976 – Jun 6, 1977GunnersGreat crew. We were always on time. Took another ship's duty to Australia (kangaroo ll) Shellback two times. Close to a golden Shellback. Awesome ports Syndney Hong Kong Tiapai Kelong Subic Bay and Singapore.
Ortoski, Dan "ski"E 5Jun 1976 – Aug 1980OEI have many grea memories of my years on the Vancouver.
Brown, MikeABH 2Jul 1976 – Apr 1980Air Vancouver was a good time in my life. It was the only ship I worked on.The flight deck was exciting enough without being as fast as a carrier.I hope to find the friends I lost track of, I just found this site 06-18-06 .
Blair, BarryAIRMANAug 1, 1976 – Aug 1, 1980Aviation FuelsHad a great time, West Pac, friends, Phillapines. Went to Kitty Hawk in 1980, wanted and tried to get back to LPD2, oh well. Anyone remember me, email.
Wickwire, William WhiskeyOS2Aug 22, 1976 – Feb 10, 1978operations OI
Porter, KevinE-3Sep 2, 1976 – Sep 3, 1979worked in no1 fire room larry davis(the black giant), fenton, porter kd.
Brown, MikeMM2Sep 15, 1976 – Nov 15, 1980#1 Engine RoomJust made aware of this site and thought I would join and see who was out there.
Tedin, Winston "turk"HM2Sep 27, 1976 – Oct 27, 1976Embarked MarinesRode the Vancouver with 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines to Australia for "Operation Kangaroo 2".
Baird, RoyHT2Nov 12, 1976 – Oct 27, 1979r division
Hetkey, ScottET-3Nov 15, 1976 – Mar 10, 1980OEThe Van Can Do, I had some good times and have great memories.
Henthorn, Ronnie JohnICFNNov 22, 1976 – Sep 25, 1979EVan-Can-Do Moving Service You Call We Haul
Henthorn, Ronnie JohnICFNNov 22, 1976 – Jul 10, 1979Eemail ronhenthorn@yahoo.com
Reed, Ted W.E-31977 – 1981air
Bechert, MichaelMMFM1977 – 1979Machinist Mate
Phayre, GregHT2Feb 19, 1977 – Aug 8, 1980RHello shipmates. Where has the time gone?
Papworth, MikeGMG2Feb 24, 1977 – Dec 11, 1979
Short, BradE-1Apr 1977 – Mar 1979bt-snipe hole no. 130 years and i still remember alot of peoples names
Papworth, MikeGMG-2Apr 10, 1977 – Dec 11, 19793rdDid two west pac and would like to hear from anyone from the same time.
Witt, MarcBMSNMay 21, 1977 – Oct 15, 19892ndhmm 2nd div....what a time hey guys drop me a line mwitt58714@aol.com
Vig, TonyMS3May 30, 1977 – Apr 30, 1981S2Met alot of great guys wish we could of kept in contact and greatest time ever had. everyone should be lucky enough to of had that experence and a cherished life long memory u had to have lived it to understood thanks
Reed, Ted W.Aug 1977 – Jul 1980Air
Russo, StevenBM3Sep 1977 – Sep 19812ndwhats up? found this site thru johnny herrera. lots of great memories.now livin in arizona.lookin for old shipmates. contact me at molsonsr@aol.com
Herrera, JohnnyBM3Sep 15, 1977 – Sep 17, 19812ndWhat's up to all my shipmates in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and all other divisions! Alive and kicking!! Can't forget all the good memories!!
Reighard, ScottE-2Sep 29, 1977 – May 5, 19801st
Stukel, Mike (Stook)BMSNOct 1977 – Oct 19811stI wish I knew then what I know now! I'd love to have a reunion at the Hole in the Wall,Wouldn't that be fun? I wonder if Magsaysay dr. is still a happenin place. I could sure go for a pitcher of Mojo and some monkey meat
Walton, JohnieEW1Oct 1977 – Jan 1980OI
Riley, DavidE-4/YN3Nov 1977 – Jul 29, 1980Admin
Starr, BrianBM3Nov 1977 – Aug 19802ndwould like to hear from anyone who served on vancouver 77-80 especially 2nd division shipmates,email me at myratsnest@adelphia.net,best wishes to all,thanks,brian starr
Hall, DexterE-3/DMSNNov 1977 – Feb 1983ADMINCame on board, when ship was at Bethlehem Steel, outside Long Beach, made 2 West Pacs , used to work with J02 Leggat on CCTV and KLPD2 in studio two...any one remember when we crossed the equator and the date line?

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