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USS Estocin (FFG 15) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Estocin (FFG 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 336 crew members registered for the USS Estocin (FFG 15).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1989 | 1990 – 1992 | 1993 – 1996 | 1997 – 2000 | 2001 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Sturgis, KennyOS-21983 – Jul 1987CS-1THANKS FOR THE BEST TIMES IN MY LIFE .CHRISTMAS 1984 IN THE SONAR CONTROL ROOM . NEW YEARS IN THILAND (THANKS TO RONALD REAGAN CALLING)THE PANAMA CANAL THERES TO MUCH TO SAY AGAIN THANKS
Rekowski, TomHT21983 – Apr 1987EngineeringBeen thru the Panama and Suez canals, New Orleans during Mardi Gras, Africa and Thialand, twice to(Gitmo, Jamaica, Spain and Puerto Rico) and more that I can't remember! But C'mon, running aground in Key West - the Ultimate! Thanks Skipper!
Fernandez, StevenPO 3rd Class - Radio and Satellite Communications1983 – 1985RM3 - CS - RadioI hope all my old friends are doing well !!! Many of the crew are now on Facebook. Just look up Estocin.
Sherman, KarlRM3Jan 1983 – 1988RadiomanHEY THERE ARCHY AND STANLEY. HAD A GREAT TIME ON THAT SHIP!REMEMBER THAILAND AND I KNOW STANLEY REMEMBERS PANAMA AND CROSSING THE EQUATOR. LATER GUYS!
Pickett, JohnSH2Jan 1, 1983 – Jul 3, 1989S3I miss the great chow & mail bouy watches! Aft Lookout for Sea & Anchor detail was fun!
Boyd, BrianRM2Feb 1983 – Jul 1986SC2Retired USNR 2004
Archuletta, EricRMMar 1983 – Jan 1987OC2
Sackmaster, JeffBM 2Mar 20, 1983 – Nov 25, 1988Deck
Hughes, PorterCTI 2Apr 1983 – Jun 1983Specops/SSESJust wanted to let you guys know that in 8 years of TAD's the "E" was the only trip I actually enjoyed and felt truly welcome on board. Sorry she went to Turkey, shud still be cruisin fer us! Thanks.
Thibideau, Tibem3Apr 8, 1983 – Apr 8, 1987engwelcome butts i won the shiny contest
Thibideau, TibEM3Apr 27, 1983 – Apr 27, 1987EngineringI was there with ski how did we survive thank god for the navy good times and good people
Weldon, Mark DocHMCMMay 1983 – Jun 1986AdminRetired in 2002 after 30 years , but count my time on ESTOCIN as the highlight of my career. I never sailed with a better group of guys, and every shipmate on this page helped me become a better Sailor. THANKS
Young, JohnIT2Jun 1, 1983 – Dec 1, 1986CS - RadioThose were the good Ole days...
Swartz, TerryDS2Jun 18, 1983 – Jun 18, 1986Anybody know where Octavus Willams is? I found out I have MS about 7 years ago.... anybody else?
Johnson, KentOS2Jul 1983 – Nov 23, 1987CSA lot of great memories. Thailand, Spain almost running into the USS Constition, ruuning aground in Key west ,having the anchor pierce the hull and even Gitmo.
Tuckett, AndrewGSM3\EN3Aug 1983 – Jul 1986EngineeringFAIR WINDS & FOLLOWING SEAS TO ALL I SERVED WITH ABOARD THE TENACIOUS HUNTER.
Oldenkamp, RickOS2Oct 1983 – Sep 1984Just another Cave Rat.
Schaller, KurtGSM3Oct 1983 – Jan 1987Engineeringlooking for any of the guys from the engine room
Schaller, KurtGSM3Oct 21, 1983 – Dec 29, 1987EngineeringPanama, Honduras, Key west, Mardi gras, the Eastern sea board, Med, Indian Ocean, Both Canals, Thailand, Bahrain, Djabuti,Spain, Portugese Azores, through to Reserve fleet in Philadelphia. Had some great times .
Thorpe, ThomasEN 3Nov 1983 – Jun 1987Engineering
Brien, PatrickGSM2Nov 1983 – Sep 1, 1985MP
Zimmermann, TimSTG1(SW)Nov 29, 1983 – Jul 22, 1987
Hickey, BillLT (O-3)Dec 1983 – Sep 1986CS-3The Modiggers!
Larson, PeterSM2Dec 1983 – Dec 1987SC
Morrow, SkipGMG2Feb 1984 – Aug 1988CS3Also decommed ESTOCIN in April 2003
Greenwood, MichaelMR2 E5Feb 15, 1984 – Mar 6, 1986EngineeringLoved the ship and the duty. Miss the HT's and the other Engineers I worked with. Wish I never got out when I got married to HT1 Vostad's Step Daughter.
Whitton, BretQM2Mar 1984 – Nov 1989OpsI will never forget my tour onboard The Tenacious Hunter. I met some great people and had the start of a grand career
Sanor, Thomas (Hogg)FNMar 1984 – Jan 1986E-1Found this site and saw many names of guys I would like to see how life is treating them.
Hume, DavidE-3 SEAMANMar 10, 1984 – Sep 20, 1995SCHey fella's!! I see a few familiar names. Best time I had was on this ship and the IO cruise. Phuket was the bomb!! Sucks about the sunami there.
Pinette, DougIC2Apr 1, 1984 – Jun 15, 1985CS3Anyone remember the mishap of the missle onload? I have after pics. Looking for Octavius as well Terry and you and anyone else from that era. Did Brooks finally acquire a taste for umm, fish? LMAO!! Thank you IC Chief for you support then.
McKee, Augustus (Gus)DSMay 1, 1984 – Jan 3, 1986EWLIKE TO HEAR FROM OLD SHIPMATES FROM EITHER USS ESTOCIN OR FCTCL, DAM NECK, VA4
Ryzkiewicz, Kevin Aka The RockHT2May 1, 1984 – Jul 31, 1987EMO4HAD MANY GOOD TIMES & SERVED WITH THE BEST CREW THE NAVY HAS EVER SEEN
Ferguson, BrianE- 4 BM 3Aug 11, 1984 – Jul 22, 1986deckI 'am the or was the best damn boatswain mate the Estocin has ever seen.....lol...... I loved shouting orders @ the mooring and anchor detail. OOH GA DA BAH ....LOL... Hey Sackmaster and duane. I love you guys and miss the good times.
Diffenderfer, SteveGMG2Sep 1984 – Nov 1989CS05I was in the Modiggers division. I had a lot of fun and a little bit of trouble. Talked to Dan Hamlin, Jim Henry, Skip Morrow, Shawn Halferty, Larry Wilson, Jeff Vitulla and Dean Barr; still looking for a few. In Brookeville, MD look me up.
Pitt, DennisAD3Sep 1984 – Apr 1985HSL-36 DET 8 HELO CREWPersian Gulf sucked,Phuket was great. Lots of memories good and bad. I remember the missle mishap, thought we were gonners.
Fontenot, BradleyE-4 BOATSWAINMATEOct 15, 1984 – Oct 15, 1987DeckI enjoyed the good and Hardtime aboard the ship. Most of the crew was realmen. I'm trying to find all my old shipmates and talk to any new mates. I'm trying to find Christorpher Thomas who was a BM-3 and the later a RM-3 doing our tour.
Barr, DeanET2Nov 2, 1984 – Jun 6, 1989That's right, 4 1/2 years on this fine ship. Made ET1 before I left, but got out before I got frocked. I have so many memories of my time on board, Med-IO in 84-85, moving from Mayport to Philly, and so much more. My god, the humanity.
Sanders, CurtisEN2/ENCSDec 1984 – Sep 1988EM02GREAT FIRST FFG, I HAVE SINCE BEEN ON 2 MORE AND AT GL7 HOTPLANT. I guess EN1 Everson taught us something.
Dunnam, Daniel GuyEW11985 – 1986electronics warfare
Willis, James profile iconMS11985 – 1992S-2Supply LPO
Bacchetta, Anthony BuckyET31985 – 1987ETCame aboard the Estocin as a reservist, served with Chief W. Dietz, T Marshal EW, had great time and did the 2 wks in Caribbean and Halifax cruise, many memories.
Knowles, JeffMS3Feb 1985 – Oct 23, 1986SupplyI remember going into the yards in Jacksonville and living on the floating barge. Had one hell of a time. And yes, we had the best chow around. Ask Big Johnny Pickett, he`ll tell ya!
Myott, BryanEW2Mar 1, 1985 – May 15, 1989
Fagan, RandyFC1 (SW)Mar 2, 1985 – May 27, 1990CS 3My First Ship, I have found a few of you recently, drop me a line. Would love to hear from more of you guys.
Johnson, BryanE5Apr 10, 1985 – Nov 20, 1988EngineeringI wouldnt have missed it for the world. Met some great people. Saw a little of the world and a lot of the good life. Rock, Ski, Tib and Armetta, hope your still kickin. Life is good in Idaho but I miss the sea.
Wakefield, StanleyIT2 (RM)May 1985 – Dec 2, 1988SC2serving on board ESTOCIN was the best years that ive spent in the navy hello to all my old shipmates
Hentrup, MarkIC3May 14, 1985 – May 29, 1987COMBAT SYSTEMSJUST HAPPY TO KNOW ALL YOU GUYS ARE STILL KICKIN' RAN INTO RANDY FAGAN ON RESERVE DUTY IN IRELAND, BUT WHERE IS DEAN BARR, JEFF DAGGETT, & MCCOMAS?
Babcock, BruceLT (O-3)Jun 1985 – Apr 1989ORDO, CICO, OPS (Acting)
Green, KevinBM2Jun 7, 1985 – Mar 15, 19891stSeems like just yesterday. I retired in Mar 05. Man, this was back when we all watched each others back. You were all great people. send me a line at greensnavy@hotmail.com Anybody know the where abouts of Frank Pierce. Whats up Rude Puppy? hey Whitt
McCain, RobOS3Jun 7, 1985 – Jul 9, 1987CS1How about the extra time spent in Key West what a blast that was, Kirk Green how about the Phillies games.
Porch, Jim/front profile iconPN3Jul 1985 – May 1987AdminIt's great to find this site and see some names that bring back great memories. The extended stay in Key West, St. Croix, Veterans Day in Boston. Missed the Phucket trip, heard lots of stories.
Folz, LarryOS1Aug 1985 – Jun 1988OI/OPSHi, I was an engineer that made it to be and OS, I am retiring this next year with 24. Anyone hear from Rich Simmons, or David Merrit? I reported onboard with Steve Diffenderfer, Skip Morrow and Shawn Hafferty in 1985. Been everywhere!!!
Reynolds, BruceDK5Aug 1, 1985 –Supply Department
Thomas, ChristopherAug 10, 1985 – Aug 10, 1987Deck
Kuhn, Lewis/ Aka Mutt, Kuhndog, Purple Pup, profile iconEn3Oct 1985 – Apr 1988Emo6 Oil king, Emo2Had many good times and some sad< When Reggie and Doc were killed in auto accident.
Stokes, KellyFNOct 10, 1985 – Oct 10, 1988ENGINEERINGTO ALL OF THE FELLAS! WHAZZZZ UP!
Stokes, Kellye-4 GSMOct 10, 1985 – Oct 10, 1988ENGINEERINGe-mail me at chesnorfolk@yahoo.com
Case, JohnHT2Nov 1985 – May 1989htGreat to see some names from the past and parties in St. croix and Puerto Rico. heard from Vinnie a few years back lost his number, lost track of Billy Cobb the good cook. I will always remember the good times.

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