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USS Ponce (LPD 15) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Ponce (LPD 15). 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 569 crew members registered for the USS Ponce (LPD 15).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – 1994 | 1995 – 1998 | 1999 – 2002 | 2003 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Goff, Jackrm20000 – Sep 30, 1977ops.ocseeing the names bring back alot of memories. larry, brad,dino, shipman, the med cruise, the muntiny and so much more. little did know back then. but i would never had changed anything.
Bordelon, Wayne profile iconE-3Mar 24, 1969 – Dec 29, 19723rd Division Gunners MatesPlankowner; Original Seattle crew.
Pilcher, JamesLieutenant JG1970 – 1973Supply Corps/dispersingI'm looking for people that I served with on the USS Ponce
Ledbetter, RogerSK3Jan 1970 – 1972SUPPLYPLANKOWNER, 1ST TO SUPPLY AT BREMERTON, DID COMMISSION BOOK AND PHOTOGRAPHY, TOUCH BASE PLANKOWNERS, HAVE ORGINIAL PICTURES
Collinsworth, DannyE-4 BT-3 OIL LABJan 13, 1970 – Dec 19, 1974Wanting to hear from anyone,that was on the Ponce during the commissioning or through 1974.
Leonard, BoEt-3May 1, 1970 – Aug 23, 1973ElectronicsI would like to hear from friends
Osborne, DavidE5Jun 3, 1970 – Oct 3, 1972OIPlank Owner, Skeleton crew member sent to Seattle/Lockheed.
Dalmau, Jose...aka PonceBTAug 1970 – Dec 14, 1972Bt
Poltowicz, Frederick ME2Nov 30, 1970 – Jun 11, 1974SHIPFITTER LOOKING FOR SOME OF THE CREW MEMBERS WHO WENT TO SEATTLE TO GET THE SHIP AND OUT FITTED IT WOULD LIKE TO GET SOME PICTURESOF THE SHIP FOR MY COMPUTER AND SCRAP BOOK
Luebke, KurtBT31971 – 1972Engineering Plankowner, part of skeleton crew flown to Bremerton, Wash. to accept ship from Lockheed. Stationed in forward boiler room. Hi to Flank Farris
Schenk, Tim/docHN1971 – 19731st Bat. 8th Mar. 2nd Mar.Served with the Marines and trained in Puerto Rico and Panama. Enjoyed being on the ship and working sick bay. The ship had a very proud crew.
Hartley, RaymondBT31971 – 1973SnipeThanks For The Shot Ken I was surprised 'WELLS YOU KNOW YOU MISS IT JUST WANTED TO SAY HI TO ALL THE GUYS I SERVED WITH oor
Adams, JohnBM-SN1971 – 1972DECKI transfred to the ponce from the uss springfield as she was getting ready to sail for the Med, I took over as the captians gig coxwain-aka (waive guide one)I sailed her to the med, had a great time.
Odom, CharlesE31971 – 1973eng.
Tyson, Markmm31971 – 1974engineeringplankowner
Dirga, PeterLTJG1971 – 1973Deck and EngineeringPlankowner. Had a great crew and memorable experiences on the first Med Cruise.
Ouellette, James (Frenchy)sm31971 – 1973SignalsPlank owner and part of the balance crew from NOB. Still have a commissioning pennant from the day we were commissioned. My time on the Ponce was a formative experience. I have fond memories of my time onboard.
Wells, Christopher JBT3Jan 5, 1971 – May 20, 1974BPlank Owner/Skeleton Crew. Wonder how "Teddy Tubes" is doing. Good times that I'm glad are behind me. Hey Kurt, give ya a buck for that plankowner's lighter. I think mine's in the bilge of #2. Ken Garabedian, where the hell are
Knight, WayneFTG1Jan 21, 1971 – Sep 15, 19734thLead FT. Nucleus Pre-COM and Plankowner. I enjoyed my tour on board Ponce. My fellow FT were great people as were all of the Ponce crew.
Andersen, DanielHTFNFeb 1971 – Dec 1972HtWas in Bremerton Waiting to board the ship when it was new. Took the 1st cruise on it Wooo Hooo
Garabedian, KenMM3Feb 20, 1971 – Feb 20, 1973engineering
Priester, Richard D.PN2 to PN1 [PLANKOWNER]Mar 1971 – May 1972PlankownerPlankowner - Reported Pre-Comm Unit in Seattle, Washington. Captain Farris and CDR Daniels were great officers to work for. Great Ship and Crew!
Halverson, RipMachinist Mate First Class /Plank OwnerMar 5, 1971 – Apr 29, 1973M DivisionI am glad to see the ship is still doing her thing after 36 years of being retired. I would like to see you in Norfolk
Ladd, Garold (Gary)IC3Apr 1971 – Aug 1972ENGINEERING
Thaxter, JohnCWO2Apr 1971 – Jun 1974OEI would like to hear from other plank owners.
Goodwin, RolandE5Apr 1971 – Dec 1972Plank owner
Brinker, WalterFTG2Apr 1971 – Apr 19713rd DivisionPlank owner. Served onboard Ponce from April 1971 (pre-com training) to 10 July 1971. Then worked on the MK 56 and MK 63 GFCS. Left the ship in April 1973.
Slinski, PaulET1Apr 10, 1971 – Oct 15, 1974OEPlankowner The yards in Bremerton to commissioning to Norfolk to GITMO to Med and back.
Black, EdOS2May 1971 – Oct 1972Operations-CICPlankowner, part of skeleton crew flown to Bremerton, Wash. to accept ship from Lockheed. Stationed in CIC. Hey Dan, Gene, Steve send me a E-Mail
Bolton, BenSNMay 1971 – Jul 1972DeckPlankowner,part of skelton crew flown to Bremerton in 1971. From Moss Point, Mississippi. Left ship in Gitmo in 1971.
Herget, GeorgeOS3May 1971 – Apr 14, 1974OII was assigned to the pre-commissioning crew, right out of EW school. Flew to the west coast with the crew and was an official Plank Owner on her from the start. Went to Norfolk with her and made the first Med Cruise-73.
Dolata, EdDK3May 1971 – Jan 1973Supply S-4Thinking of USS Ponce crew members when I served.
Griffin, DanielSM3May 1, 1971 – Jun 15, 1974OPERATIONSRECENTLY RETIRED CIVILIAN FROM DOD. PONCE TIME COUNTED FOR PART OF THE 30 YEARS. I VISITED THE PONCE ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO. THE OOD TOLD ME TO WAIT FOR AN ESCORT. I TOLD HIM I KNEW WHERE EVERYTHING WAS.
Sanders, RobertETN2May 1, 1971 – Sep 15, 1973OEPlank Owner part of the balance crew from Norfolk.
Wilkes, WallyYN3May 10, 1971 – May 1, 1973XI was on board in Bremerton the day before commissioning.
Moore, DavidRM3May 18, 1971 – Aug 21, 1972CommunicationsPlank Owner, Nucleus Crew Went to Bremerton and Seattle, - After discharge did my Ph D at Umass Amherst in Marketing taught At Umass, College of William & Mary, LeMoyne College, Warsaw U, Peking U and ESSEC Paris, FA&MU
Moehring, Donald (Don)PETTY OFFICERJun 1971 – 1976I am listing my fathers name on this board in hopes of finding some old friends of his. If you remember him please contact me so I can put you intouch with him.
Shaw, FrankET1Jun 1971 – May 1972OCI am a Plank Owner! I was in the comissioning crew in Bremerton WA. Then we brought her around to the East Coast. I was the 1st petty officer to retire from the Ponce!
Wilson, DaveMM2Jun 1, 1971 – Apr 20, 1974MGreat Crew. Would like to hear fron anyone from my time on the Ponce
Gleaton, MikeseamanJun 12, 1971 – Dec 9, 1972cookWould like to hear from someonel.
Allen, Delbert ( Wideback)E2Jun 22, 1971 – Dec 7, 1972DeckLooking for a crew list for that time
Andrews, BobE2Jul 1971 – Dec 7, 1972DeckforceOriginal member of crew that was sent to Bremerton,Wa and picked up ship in Seattle. Left ship with many others before it left for Med in Jan 73.
Brown, DeanE2Jul 1971 – Sep 1972DeckI was part of the original crew flown to Bremerton, WA. I, along with Manny Subda, worked in the Sail Locker.
Bush, Joseph profile iconMM2Jul 1971 – Sep 1974M Div Then A DivWorked in Aft. engine room then in the A/C&R shop
Garabedian, KennethMM3Jul 1, 1971 – Jul 1, 1972MPlankowner, part of skeleton crew flown to Bremerton, Wash. to accept ship from Lockheed. Stationed in aft engine room and main control. Hey Gandy, Tyson, Bourne, Hartley ET. AL. Give me a holler if you see this.
Pappeliou, Gus (Pappy)E3Jul 1, 1971 – Dec 15, 19721ST. DECKPlankowner, part of skeleton crew flown to Bremerton, Wash. to accept ship from Lockheed. L.C.Brown get hold of me. I keep in contact with Ed Bowen, Curt Albright and Joe Attardo who passed from lukiemia R.I.P. my Brother - Lets all have a reunion
Romand, JimRM2Jul 1, 1971 – Dec 7, 1972Operations"Plank Owner" After the Navy I attended Siena College in Loudonville NY. I am a retired Chief Accountant. My two sons were aboard the Ponce in August 2008. Thanks CO, CWO and HMC for welcoming us aboard.
Obermeyer, MichaelDT2Jul 10, 1971 – Jul 14, 1972HospitalI was the first Dental Tech on the Ponce. I'm a Plank Owner
Sawyer, TimRM3Jul 10, 1971 – Apr 10, 1973OCMember of the original crew on a brand new ship We had a larger crew 27 officers and 447 men Captian G. W. Farris commanding Commander W. D. Daniels xo I am sure radio has changed some from the teletype we had.
Clark, RobertE-3 anJul 10, 1971 – May 20, 1972aviationplankowner im from west virginia alot the guys called hillbilly had a lot good times on the ponce
Dalmau, PonceE2Oct 23, 1971 – Dec 14, 1972Engineering, Boiler room AftI was from the city of Ponce, and thats why I was called :"Ponce":
Halaparda, RickQM2Nov 1971 – Sep 1975NavigationHad a great time although nice to get out. Glad to see the ship is still afloat. Obviously not making alot of LPD's as the NY just came out and only a few numbers from 15.

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