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Argonauts (VA 147) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Argonauts (VA 147). 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 36 crew members registered for the Argonauts (VA 147).

NameRank/RatePeriodRemarks/Photo
Williams, Edgarams11966 – 1967i was a plank ower also was selected as the first man of the month at the comission cer.
McDougall, John E.SFC1967 –Highlites of cruises VA-147 USS Ranger N Korea captured the USS Pueblo. 2nd cruise VA - 146, USS Enterprise had a fire due to accident of rocket being fired thru a fully loaded AC. I decided to quit after that.
Boldridge, BobYEOMANFeb 20, 1967 – Oct 22, 1968I was the first enlisted man in VA-147. We were initially assigned to VA-122.
Moore, JohnAZANMar 9, 1967 – Oct 10, 1970
Spicer, DougAO2May 1967 – Sep 15, 1969Enbarked on two Wes-Pac cruises with VA-147 during 67-69 to the Gulf of Tonkin. Also visited North Korea during these 68 & 69 when the USS Pueblo was captured and the EC-121 was shot down.
Roettger, MikeAO3Jul 27, 1967 – Jul 29, 1968I was there the day the Argonuats were commissioned. Went on the first cruise to West Pac. The first crew was both Navy and Air Forse menbers,
Garska, Rich (Ski) profile iconAQ2Sep 1969 – Nov 14, 1972Sailed aboard the USS America for an around the world cruise with a tour in Vietnam, both shellback and Golden Dragon. Sailed on the USS Constellation, was head flight deck troubleshooter for newly formed Int Weapons Tm.
Scott, James profile iconAT-3Oct 1969 – May 1972I was TAD to AIMD at Lemoore and on both the America world cruise in 1970 and the Connie in 71-72. Still have good memories of the America.
Hull, LarryAQ 1Nov 29, 1969 – Jun 2, 1975IWT shop made cruise on USS America and several cruises on USS Constellation.
Jones, DannyAZ31970 – 1972I had an excellent tour with VA147 on board the USS America. Would like to stay in contact with some of my ship mates.
Shannon, William ( Billy)AMH-2 (E-5)May 1970 – Apr 1978FOR THE GENTAL MAN IN VA 165 LOOKING FOR PTSD INFO ON THE CONNIE, I REMEMBER THE AIRMAN FROM 165 BURNED ON THE HANGER DECK AND IT WAS THE VA 146 PLANE NEXT TO MINE THAT INGESTED THE TWINBALL OPERATOR RIGHT BEFOR MY EYES.
Clarke, AlanAD3Sep 14, 1970 –Had a hell of a good time in Australia, found my first wife there. still have a soft place in my heart for the America.
Stanley, Robert/bob/stanANJan 20, 1971 – Jun 10, 1974Remember good friends. wish I could find Barry Kane. Whoa the P.I.
Webster, JimAME2Mar 1971 – Aug 1972Worked in the Seat Shop at night. Made the 71-72 Connie cruise and it was my only Navy cruise. Had a great time and knew a lot of great people. Everything I heard about Olongapo was true.
Yaksich, MikeE-4Apr 1971 – Aug 1974enjoyed being of va147. I remember enlisted man Shannon I made two west pac 1971 and 1973 we losted are skipperwhen aircraft was losted at sea.
McEntee, John/mackAO3Jan 1972 – May 1973Hey, would love to hear from some old shipmates.
Powell, Lonnie profile iconE-4Jun 1, 1975 – Jun 1, 1977Reside in Fort Wayne, IN
Ruzicka, RickE3Sep 7, 1975 – Jun 12, 1977LOOKING FOR BUNK MATE LONNIE POWELL
Morrison, Jon (Mad Man Moe)AMH11976 – 1979Of twelve years of service, this was the best squadron and most memorable time in my life. Did two WESTPACS aboard USS Constellation, the finest ship in the navy.
Mercer, MikeAQ2Feb 1, 1976 – Feb 1, 1980
Kelley, JohnPetty Officer 3rd ClassApr 1976 – Oct 11, 1977
Brown, DavidAMH-3Apr 1976 – Aug 1979w/c sup AMH 1 Capili Silas Sunday, Phillip B Custer Ray Schaeffer Dave Hewson
Anderson, Ronald D (Ron) (andy)AO2Jun 1976 – Mar 1978Made one cruse on the USS CONSTELATION. Some pretty wild guys in Ordnance Division. Harry's Headhunters
Spencer, DaleE4Jan 1, 1977 – Dec 8, 1980Worked Crud Crew during the CIA marijuana experiment with VA-147 ... was E3 in the shop until they busted all the 3rd classes to E3 and promoted me to E4 and expected me to run the shop!!! :)
Lebeter, Ralphe-2Jun 16, 1978 – Jun 28, 1978had great times on and off ship and in lemoore
King, RandyAD31979 – Aug 15, 1980Served as nite check supervisor Power Plants
Somers, RobertPO3Jan 3, 1979 – Jun 6, 1982
Durossette, JerryAE3Dec 19, 1979 – May 21, 1983I joined SQ. in P.I. after completing FRAMP with VA-122. Where I was told that VA-147 would be off-loaded and based in Cubi Pt. for remainder of cruise, in order to make room for a EA-3 SQ.
McSparren, Jack "Jumpin Jack" profile iconAO11980 – 1984Made 2 cruises with the Argos, 1 beach det in the PI. Many friends that I still try to keep in touch with. Yesterday Wild Bill Ireland called me at work (been 35 years since I talked to him). Bill get me your phone#
Quidort, GaryAT2Apr 10, 1983 – Jun 10, 1986
Todd, StoneJun 1983 – Apr 1985
Knott, MartinYN1Jun 1, 1983 – Jul 1, 1987
Abilla, JamesE21984 – 1986Westpac on USS Kitty Hawk. Based in Lemoore
Cole, GaryPN1Jan 1984 – Dec 1988Enjoyed all time spent herre.
Leinen, JamesAd/E-3Sep 28, 1985 – Mar 5, 1989Looking for Mark Wilson & or Earl Myers. I noticed Cole on here I remember him in admin. Just looking for old friends.
Thompson, JamesAD3Jan 31, 1986 – Sep 30, 1986

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