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USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). 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 1062 crew members registered for the USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 – 2003 | 2004 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Shoemake, BrianBM30000 – Dec 15, 1993NAVGreat yrs on the Ridge! Worked TAD to NAV as QMOW, Master Helm, CO's Driver. Shout out to: KingDog! J. Schultz, Roger Ray , E. Detweiller, J.Edwards, QM1 Carter, G.Harrison,QMC Rice, BMC Andy, Bosun Reilly, CMDR Nylander, CO Heisig! You all ROCK!!
Stevenson, KentSecond classJan 1903 – Jan 1906Navigation
Bryan, ClaytonRADARMAN1944 – 1945I am the daughter of Clayon Bryan who served during WWII on the U.S.S. Blueridge. I would would love to hear from any of my father's shipmates. Jeanne Bryan Insalaco
McInturff, GaryRM2Jun 1960 – Sep 1972CommunicationsAboard when Vietnam's DMZ was moved south by the bad guys, and during troop landings by the South Vietnamese.
Howard, ClydeSM1969 – 19741STPlankowner
Mamone, Lou profile iconSN1969 – 1971DeckI had a great time on the maiden voyage around South America. Lots of life long experiences and lots of good friends along the way. Captain Carol was cool, I enjoyed being his orderly and boat coxswain. Great Memories !
Mulhall, JasonYN31969 – 1972INTELLIGENCEWas Precomm member. : Decided to join the group after seeing so many former ship mates (Ron, Rob) etc. I still have the photo that we took inside the center after the pueblo incident. Fond memories Plank owner.
Caruso, JosephETN-3Jan 1969 –OE (CLG-5)Greetings, I am the webmaster for the USS Oklahoma City (CG-5). Many of our crew crossed the deck to the Blue Ridge in 79 and I wanted to provide a link back for those who did. Our address is http:www.ussokcity.com All visitors are welcome. Thanks
Webb, KenGMG3Jan 1969 – Nov 1971Gunnerylove to find some of the guys like Hank or Max's had a great time on the ship going around the horn and partying with every one was great bunch of guys mis them all.
Smart, Max (Herbert)GMG 3Jan 15, 1969 – Dec 22, 1972GunsLoved the crew and the people i met, I have talked to Henery Plone on a number of ocassions but no one else, would like to find webb, Had a ball comming around the Horn and our visit to Limi and Rio< I was the GM who faked a leg injury on a GQ drill
Ackel, CharlesDS2Aug 1969 – Oct 17, 1974ODI am a plank owner and was the sixth sailor assigned to the first ships company, pre-commissioning. The Blue Ridge was the only ship I served on.
Moulder, JohnRM3Oct 1969 – Jul 1972CommunicationsPlankowner and first crew assigned while still in the yard before sea trials.
Holland, JRD21970 – 1971
Anthony, Morris D. (Tony)DPC1970 – 1972Storage and Retrieval (Intelligence)I am Tony's wife, Pat: Tony died on April 1, 1979 of Agent-Orange-related cancer, contracted when he was a Boatswain's Mate in Viet Nam. Tony's last ship was the Blue Ridge, and he loved serving aboard her. We had an extended WestPac cru
Moen, SidPT21970 – Nov 1971Photo IntelPlankowner. Great times in the south Philly area, enjoyed the cruise aroung S.A. Especially Rio and Lima. Anybody else "float test" used junk while outfitting in the yard?
Becker, William BillDN1970 – 1971DentalPrecom crew
Platt, RandyQM31970 – 1972
McDonough, MacYEOMAN YN21970 – Aug 28, 1972XServed on commissioning crew in San Diego and then flew to Phily for commissioning. Work in administration office for Peck.
Lesczynske, AdolphBOILER TECH1970 – 19723RD CLASS PETTY OFFICERRETIRED SUPERVISOR ENJOYING LIFE
Zecher, WilliamBT2 -boiler tech 21970 – 1972B - DivisionI was a Plank era crewman, we came to Philly n afterward we took ship around South America to San Diego. I was on first West-pac cruise and made BT2 and was transfrd, now retired Power Plant supervisor.
Wall, RobertBT31970 – 1972Boilerman
Randall, RobertE-51970 – 1973BOILERI'm posting this for my father. He joined in 68 and served aboard the Platte then the Blue Ridge. He is alive and well, he just isn't computer friendly. Feel free to email me if you knew him.
G, J profile iconE41970 –IOICETERNAL SHORTTIMER https://www.youtube.com/user/spooksxintel https://www.facebook.com/spooksx.intel ................. For BR nicknames search NICKNAMES.FOR.US.NAVY.SHIPS
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Shiffer, CraigE-4 Photographer1970 – Aug 18, 1972Dark Room Black and White Photo LabI had one of the best jobs in the Navy. As a photographer, we develop film for other sailors and in return get night watch double cheeseburgers, free laundry service in exchange for developing film etc.
Huntington, Thomas (Snake)RD21970 – Jul 1972OI DivisionGreat times but I'm glad to be home in Cannon Beacg, OR. When I was assigned to Philly I thought I'd be going to Europe but no such luck. Drop me an e-mail
De La Cruz, Andres1st Class Steward1970 – 1973Officers' GalleyMy father has served for our country for 20 yrs, & his last command was on the USS Blue Ridge. He was a cook for the officers & still cooks for his family, at home. May God bless him, & all who have served our dear USA.
Delgado, HenryQM31970 – 1972NAV
Boyle, Joseph profile iconSCPO1970 – 1974?Past away in October 2006. Family members can be contacted at this email address.
Fulton, GibbyRM2Jan 1970 – 1978CRServed two tours on Blue Ridge, Precomm thru 73 and again 75-78....missed fall of Sigon by three months
Gardner, PaulRmsnJan 1970 – Jan 1974CommunicationsOriginal plankowner.picked up ship in philly,brought around horn to san diego 2 westpacs. DW Plumb, Benji Workman, David "rosy" Rosenthal,Bob Bushy Welker,Wendell Long.Love & miss all of you.Paul Gardner
Brown, WilliamSA/SN/OS3Jan 14, 1970 – Dec 12, 1973OS/OIPlank Owner, Maiden voyage Philly to San Diego via The Horn, two WestPac cruises.
Plumb, DavidE5Jan 26, 1970 – Jan 25, 1974RMORIGINAL PLANK-OWNER. MADE LIFE LONG FRIENDS/MEMORIES. LOOKING FOR SKATE WORKMAN, JON S. BUSHY WELCHER, WENDEL LONG, PAT TILLEY & TOM CUMMINS. I REMEMBER WHEN BEN PHENIS RE-UP'D AND LET ME HOLD HIS RE-UP $$$..
Bush, John1STFeb 1970 – Oct 1971I wasn't a good sailor, but I was very lucky to serve on Blue Ridge, nearly brand new & the sharpest, cleanest ship in the fleet. Had no idea how clean until I went over to see a buddy on a LST!! Hope the kids on her today appreciate the experien
Long, WendellRM3Feb 3, 1970 – Dec 23, 1973Communications
Pflug, RickRM3Feb 8, 1970 – Dec 28, 1973com
Phenis, BenRM3 NOW RET. RMCMApr 1970 – May 1972CommsAn original plank owner on the Blue Ridge. Picked her up in Philadelphia after precom schools in SD. Rode her around the horn then to Westpac. LCC 19 was my first ship but not the last ship, retired in 95 as RMCM.
Burlingame, RogerSNApr 1970 – May 19741stI hated it then, but now look back fondly. I was with BR from pre-com SD thru 2nd WesPac tour (I have a photo of the Tiger Island shell splash in our wake!). Have alot of memories: philly, south america, wespacs, kent carroll.
Altomare, Ron (Pirate)DP3May 21, 1970 – May 12, 1972IntelligenceAt the time I hated it. I look back now and feel that serving my country is what Im most proud of.
Whitt, JackRM1Jun 1970 – Jan 1973OC X
Metz, DanielE3Jun 1970 – Jan 1972RI am a plankowner and shellback, worked damage control ,engine room, DC central. Looking for Joe Drackus, Carl Janz, Glenn Griggers, Chuck Malenfont & Morris Landrum.
Malenfant, Charles (Mel)E3Jun 1970 – Jun 1972electrician
Ominski, JosephGMG1Jun 11, 1970 – Sep 10, 19713 rdGOOD SHIP, GREAT CREW, LEARNED A LOT.........
Armstrong, DavidFTG1Jun 25, 1970 – Sep 9, 19723rdPhiladelphia pre-com. So.American thru Strait of Magellan to San Diego. First West-Pac Jan to Aug 72.
Peek, Thomas L.CWO-2Jun 25, 1970 – Aug 15, 1973X-1Plankowner. Balance crew member.
Sharp, Larry D.ETN-2Jul 1970 – Oct 15, 1974OperationsI'm the guy who built KBLU & KBLU-TV. Currently working as an audio system & loudspeaker design engineer in New Jersey.
Hayes, WayneEM3Jul 1970 –E-DivisionI'm a Plank Owner. I Remember the cold working parties and the Ports of Rio,Lima and Acapulco. It was nice duty,compared to my 1st duty year was spent in ,Vietnam. But mostly the friends I made. J.C. Towner, Ott Boswell
Buchanan, LarryYN2Jul 1, 1970 – Mar 1, 1972OPSHad a great time with wonderful memories.
Whitt, JackRM1Jul 10, 1970 – Jun 1973
Terrian, MikeRM3Aug 1970 – Mar 1971CommOriginal plankowner, too. So I was on the shakedown around S. America. Rio, Acapulco--good memories! Left her for the Defense Language Institute along with Doug Chevrier and Ricardo Jaso, after which we all went to VN. Talk about memories!!!
Grant, StuETN2Aug 1970 – Oct 1974OEHad to fix the Univac 1004 (Fat Albert) in the Circuit Control Room. Best ET Gang in the Pacific. Remember Tiger Island and many days at sea. Actually, I had a good time overall.
Hunt, AlanPN3 - PN2Aug 1970 – Aug 1971Admin. X-DivisionI remember WO Tom Peek, PNC's Groh and Garcia, oldest son born the day before we got into Rio! Looking back, the best times of my life, plank owner and shellback. Ah, to be young again. God bless our young sailors!
Ploenhploen, Henry (Gus)FTG3Aug 1970 – Dec 8, 19723rd divisionThank you Blue Ridge and all my "plank owner" shipmates for the great tour of duty I had while serving!!!
McInturff, Gary /c-moreRM@Aug 1, 1970 – Sep 28, 1972
Lowe Jr, Fred DBM2Aug 3, 1970 – Nov 9, 19711st Division
Morgan, Michael/mikeRMSA-RM2Aug 11, 1970 – Dec 13, 1971CommunicationsOriginal Plankowner. I was proud to be a member of the crew. Would love to hear from fellow crewmembers. I see Ben Phenis on the list who I remember. Where is Ray Kaiser? Joe Cooper? Good Ship to be on when I was young.
Gilbreath, DanDK2Sep 1, 1970 – May 1, 1973SupplyPlank owner, came aboard before commissioning in Philadelphia. Served first two westpacs. Great ship, worked with Chief Hernandez and Lt. John Ackerman in the disbursing section. Recently retired in San Diego from careers at SDSU and UC San Diego.
Metz, DanielE-3Sep 3, 1970 – Jan 10, 1972Damage Control - EnginneringI am a Plank Owner of the USS Blue Ridge LCC 19. I served as a Mechenist Mate then tranfered to Damage Controlman. I was head of the nuclear warfare team and also was part of the crash and salvage - rescue team. I still have my Zippo comish. lighter.
Hinrichs, ArtEMCSep 10, 1970 – Jan 21, 1972EPlankowener
Youngberg, RobertOS1/OSCSep 15, 1970 – Apr 15, 1972Operations/ OI/ Computer SystemsPre Commission detail, Took ship from Philidelphia around South America to San Diego, via Rio, Lima. Panama, Acapoulco. First crewman promoted to CPO on board. April 1972 departed ship White Beach Okinawa while on first WestPac
Miller, EarlCWOSep 15, 1970 – Jan 4, 1974EElectrical Officer
Dozier, JamesDS1-- DSCOct 1970 – 1974ODGreat ship great time. Would like to hear from any DS I served with
Yerby, JohnnySN-QM2Oct 1970 – Nov 1974navigationplank owner. best time in the navy. learned so much. remember QM1 Tuttle? i finally retired in 92 after 22 yrs. still have the orginal quartermasters notebook with the commissioning ceremony entry.
Garabedian, Ed (Gabby)SH2Oct 1970 – May 1974Deck and SupplyThe BEST ship, and the BEST shipmates a sailor could ever find or want. From hoagies from the Blind Man to Tiger Island, and White Beach. The best CPO, Fonte, and SH1 Smith. Harkleroad, Bloomer, Terry Spencer,???
Robinson, Bobby (Robby) profile iconYN2Oct 1970 – May 1972IntelligenceI am a plankowner, having reported to the Blue Ridge at Philly NS, with Barry Wistey and others. Enjoyed the So Amer cruise, as well as San Diego and West Pac. I met many good people. God blessed us.
Jacobs, Mike/jakePN3 E-4Oct 1970 – Jul 1973Admin X-1 Div.Enjoyed my Time on the Blue Ridge. Great bunch of guys that I worked with and for. PN2 Allan Hunt, CPO Mancilla and Tom Peek.
Ronald Loos, RonRM3Oct 1, 1970 – Apr 10, 1972CommunicationsWorked in the message center as an inrouter/outrouter
Stickney, DonRD2Oct 4, 1970 – Jul 31, 1972Operations - OWPrecom detail, plankowner, shellback, South America, 1st West Pac. I learned a lot. We had a great group of guys! Left in Okinawa July 70 to be discharged and attend college. Good memories. Thanks, Go Navy!
Galloway, VicRD1Oct 4, 1970 – Jan 6, 1972OILeading Radar man for OI Division. In charge of CIC, underway, and training. In charge of helping compile, training a complete Air-Sea ground forces set up, which included Air Force, Marines, Army. Supervisor of CIC.
Purtell, GregFTG2Oct 7, 1970 – Aug 4, 1973GunneryI am a Plankowner. I recall Blindman's sub shop at the naval base in Philly. The first cruise around the tip of South American. Rio.... GMG3 Smart, FTG3 Ploen, E-3 Salazar, E-3 Goodloe- where are you guys?
Ploen, Henry "gus"FTG3Nov 1970 – Dec 8, 19723RDI remember when we cornered Max (Smart) down by the armory on polywog day the first time we crossed the equator. I enjoyed the times with GMG3 Ken Webb, FTG1 Armstrong, FTG2 Purtell, GMG3 Chambers, to name a few!!
Slemp, CharlieDS3 through DS1Nov 1970 – Sep 1974ODI came aboard while the ship was still being fitted out in the Philly shipyard, before she was commissioned. I'll never forget the great hoagies from the blindman's shop at the head of the pier there.
Croy, Robert (Bullet Bob)DP3Nov 1970 – May 1972Intelligence
Carver, RickHT-2Nov 1970 – Jun 1974R-DivisionI had a lot of good experiences.
Cooper, JamesRM2Nov 1970 – Jun 1973CommunicationsOriginal Plankowner....became a Shellback. Will never forget the "Royal Baby" and having to kiss his belly button. Would love to hear from you guys. New name ... Ashton Barrington (long story ha ha) Get ahold of me.
Jimeson, John L.CPL.Nov 1970 – Apr 1971Marine Detachment1 of the 12 original Marines, Plankowner/Shellback. Communications & Colors. Contact johnlj@q.com
Hayes, SteveRD/OS1Nov 1, 1970 – Apr 15, 1974OIPlankowner. Great memories of transit around S. America and first two WestPac deployments. Got first insight into systems end of NTDS which led to good post Navy things.
Jones, MarkE-3Nov 1, 1970 – Feb 28, 19721st
Boyer, TomSGTNov 9, 1970 – Nov 10, 1972Marcomdet1 of 12 original marines who started out in philly and went around the horn to our home port San Diego. Had the distinction of being a plankowner and double shellback. Best duty of my four year enlistment. Semper Fi!!!!!!
McKirchy, GaryPFCNov 14, 1970 – Apr 1971USMCI was 1/12 marines out of many sailors. One of the most memorable times not only in the service but my whole life. Went from Philadelphia, initiated at the equator :), around South America to San Diego. Ken Dawson was my best friend and many sailors.
MacKey, Robert / BobQMSN - QM2Nov 14, 1970 – Oct 17, 1974NavigationPlank Owner - Best ship I ever served on. Made QM3 and Shellback coming around the horn and thru the straits of Magellion to San Diego. Later spent many days off Yankee Station, South Vietnam.
Jones, MarkE-3Nov 14, 1970 – Feb 27, 1971firstHello Crew Mates
Jones, MarkE-3Nov 14, 1970 – Feb 27, 1971
Cowson, AmosShb3Nov 20, 1970 – Feb 22, 1973supplyi was a deck ape but got tried of watching most other dept going on liberty while we chipped sand and painted the ship so i became a ship serviceman ( barber )
Wilkinson, KevinSNNov 22, 1970 – Sep 1, 1971Deck/Ship's OfficeI have great memories of my enlisted days on Blue Ridge, but have some regrettable experiences back there, too. I am still in the military, serving as a Chaplain (Colonel) assigned to 1st Army at Rock Island Arsenal.
Mc Cann, SteveBT3Nov 23, 1970 – Jul 25, 1974bfirst group of boiler tender fa's on the blue ridge. cold time in philly-hot time in rio.
Sanchez, MichaelBT 3Nov 27, 1970 – Jun 4, 1974B

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