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USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Vandegrift (FFG 48). 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 264 crew members registered for the USS Vandegrift (FFG 48).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1984 | 1985 – 1988 | 1989 – 1992 | 1993 – 1997 | 1998 – 2001 | 2002 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Alcantar, Alex profile iconDS1Jan 1998 – Apr 1998CSwasn't aboard very long, only 4 months but I apparently made quite the impact there. Came aboard in San Diego before the homeport change to Yokosuka and spent 2 months getting CIC ready. Did training with OS's too.
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Whitman, MarkCWO2Jan 1, 1998 – Jan 1, 2001CE
Clause, ChadGM1(SW)Jan 9, 1998 – Sep 21, 2002CS1 or CS3 take your pickMK 13 was a piece of junk....
Holguin, DavepncFeb 1998 – May 2000xx01
Harris, JoelSH2(SW)Feb 19, 1998 – Aug 13, 1999S-3I homeport shifted the ship from San Diego to Yokosuka. The crew and the ship was great - the best ship I have served on.
Lopez, JosePN3Feb 28, 1998 – Jul 16, 2001Enjoying life with my life partner pn3 Lara and our adopted asian children fuki & yuki.... yeah right!
Mayhugh, DanaDC2Apr 1998 – Jun 2000RepairThe Booze cruise who could ever forget that one.
Robertson, GregoryDS1(SW)Apr 10, 1998 – Jun 1, 2001CS3GREAT TOUR, Booze cruise '99 was the bomb !!
Haslam, Lakeith "Big Has"ET2May 1998 – Apr 2001CS-4Wassup to all of my Vandy cats/ Kelly, I see you man! Slimmy T, Moe, Pac, Big Muss, Allison, Baby Chi, Mr Shelton, N.J. Kusomoto, Fontana, Chief Batiste, Booker, Jolla, and Taco. The Nation, and the 48 Boyz! Good memories!!!
Allison, Chris "canuck"SM2 (SW)May 20, 1998 – Apr 20, 2001Deck/Signal GangDandyvandy sailors, past and present, fair winds and following seas. God bless all of you!! -Chris AKA Canuck.
Thomas, FredGSE3Jun 1998 – May 2001EM01The only ship that i have had the pleasure of serving. Could not imagine a better ship and crew to serve with. We really did our thing on this boat!!!!South Korea, Thailand, China, Singapore, the Marianas Islands, RIMPAC
Smith(Kaeseman), SteveSK1(SW)Aug 15, 1998 – Apr 15, 2000S-1AWESOME ship, GREAT CREW, really miss Japan.
Tobias, AnthonySKCNov 16, 1998 – Oct 15, 2002S-1Jim you are right, Booze Cruise 99 was the best ever. I don't think that will ever be duplicated again.
Lu, KangEM2Nov 20, 1998 – Aug 30, 2001EM03I had a very memorable tour on the Vandy. It was great to know and worked with some of you onboard. I was very lucky to meet some of you back at home in CA - EM2 Nguyen, PN3 Lara, YN3 Riccidelli in CSUF. Keep in contact if we can.
Dariano, VirgilioSHC(SW)Nov 21, 1998 – Nov 26, 2002S3I served onboard the Mighty Warship
Hedge, JimSK1(SW)Dec 1998 – Dec 2001S-1Booze Cruise '99 was the most memorable cruise in my career. That was the best crew, with the greatest CO/XO on the whole waterfront. Work hard / Play hard!!!
Shoemaker, NathanSTG 2 (SW)Jan 7, 1999 – Feb 10, 2003CS-2Forget the rest, Vandys the best!!! 48 boyz
Harris, LevarSM3Jan 9, 1999 – Oct 12, 2002ON0148 BOYZ GOOD MEMORIES EVERYWHERE IF YOU EVER IN NORFOLK AREA 443-739-9781
McFadden, PaulHMCSFeb 9, 1999 – Feb 2, 2002MH01Greetings fellow Dandy Vandy crew. Great ship, great crew, I had a blast on the Booze Crew and driving the Straits for OEF.
Velez, JavierE-5Feb 15, 1999 – Sep 20, 2002REPAIR EMO4PUERTO RICO'S FINEST WAS HERE.GONE BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. BIG JAV AKA DC2(SW)
Wilkerson, FrederickOS2(SW)Jun 23, 1999 – May 20, 2002OI
Charlie Tuason, CharlieEMCJul 1, 1999 – Jul 1, 2002EMet lots of hard working individuals on this ship and I enjoyed my tour here. Japan was nice and there are lots of money to be saved.
Blakeslee, EdEWCAug 1999 – Apr 2002OEWassuuppp! Dude, life on the Dandy Vandy was hard but sure worthwhile. Memories for a lifetime. Friends forever!
Dasmarinas, RenatoDK1Aug 1999 – Sep 2004S4 (Disbursing)The best sea tour I have served on. It had it's ups and downs but mostly ups Who would forget the port visit to Vietnam or China? Vandy warriors worked hard but party hard too.
Melo, JamesFC2Aug 1999 – Jun 2003cs3
Platil, Zimuelsk2(SW)Mar 15, 2000 – Mar 15, 2002supply S1spent 2 years in the mighty vandy in Yokosuka and got my ESWS pin and have a great time in those port visits meeting beautiful women in various ports overseas :)
Lising, LarryCSCMar 23, 2000 – Oct 19, 2003S-2I am proud to have been a part of this mighty warship's history...HOOORAH VANDY!!!
Jeno, TomSN-GM2May 6, 2000 – Jan 1, 2004CS1 OR CS3 U PICKTo the good old boys in the div we had some awesome times. Chado S...
Kane, DustinSR-BM2May 21, 2000 – Apr 21, 2004OD01Im the hardest hardcore boatswain you'd ever meet!
McCullough, Old Mangm3Jun 10, 2000 – Jun 4, 2004gmwhats up vandy boys this is old man hollaring at ya been a while
Klobukowski, MattLTJul 2000 – Mar 2002NavGreat time on Dandy Vandy. Lucky to be OOD for the famous Missile Launch photo. Still trying to figure out how I ended up w/ Admin. Straits of Malacca here I come! - Navistrator
Horton, JasonGM2/MA1Aug 1, 2000 –OD01/CS0176mm techs were retards.
Bonilla, DanielOS2(SW)Sep 2000 – Sep 2003OIWuz up to all the vandy boys. Being on the vandy was like being in heaven and hell , but I made some good friends. Wuz up javier and shoe.
Kanwit, Matthew "Bullet"SN-EM3Sep 2000 – May 2002IstDont miss living onboard, drilling, or Japan, but miss all the good friends and good times. Regret not staying in touch with ya'all better, so drop me a line Fool!
Chavez, MarkDC3(SW)Sep 1, 2000 – Sep 21, 2003RepairHad some great times with you guys. it was an honor serving with you all. i am out now but would do it all over again. contact me at chavezmark@live.com SEE YOU ALL ON THE OTHER SIDE....
Herrera, JuanDC3Sep 21, 2000 – Mar 6, 2004EM04 General WorkshopWhat's up Vandy crew. Had some good times and bad times onboard the Vandy. But I made it and I'm doing very well for myself for those who care to know. Wish you all the best and if your in my area send a message. jpherrera241982@aol.com
Herrera, Juan (Young Buck)DCFNSep 21, 2000 – Mar 1, 2004DAMAGE CONTROLHello everyone, This is Juan Herrera and the Vandy brings back tons of memories. Anyway I live in Sacramento, CA if anyone is ever in the area hit me up. Juan.p.herrera12@gmail.com.
Linnell, Micheal DavidSH E/4Jan 9, 2001 – Jan 2004S-3
Smith, Clifton "Smitty"O3/LTMar 17, 2001 – Mar 1, 2003ASW/1STWhats up to the Vandy Crew. Still the best ship in the fleet.
Donley, EricIT1(SW)Apr 9, 2001 – May 13, 2004OCTo the BEST DAMN COMM SHACK on the waterfront always remember our motto..."YOU CAN TALK ABOUT US BUT YOU CAN'T TALK WITHOUT US!!!!" Take care and remember in the words of the great CDR Bonner..."If your gonna be a Bear be a Grizzly Bea
Voelker, RonENFA-EN3May 4, 2001 – May 1, 2004lots of hard work but great friends
Reyes, DavidLTMay 7, 2001 – May 2, 2003ELO/ CICO/ ADMINO/ MWRDamn, I loved this ship and her crew!! Nothing but good times!! Always remember, "If you are going to be a Bear, be a Grizzly Bear!!!"
Peterson, Nathan "Pete"GSM3May 21, 2001 – Oct 16, 2004EM01I had some good times and bad but I'll never forget the friends I had. Any Vandy sailor is invided over for a beer if your ever in the northern Minnesota area. In the words of CMDR Bonner, "Bea a bear, strap it on, get liqueredup and kill somet
Ramirez, Jorge "Remy"ET2 (SW)Jun 1, 2001 – Jun 4, 2004CS-4What's up, I'm chillin in San Diego now. Hope you guys get off the ship soon.
Sturman, RichardIS3Jul 14, 2001 – Jul 18, 2003OD01/ OE01There will never be a ship quite as intersting
Hayes, JustinENFA-EN2(SW)Aug 18, 2001 – Sep 5, 2004EM02/ "A" GANG (ALMIGHTY A SENOR!)LOVED THAILAND, SINGAPORE, AUSTRALIA, HONG KONG, PI, SAIPAN, HAWAII, ETC... BUT, THE CHAIN OF COMMAND MADE IT UNFORGIVING FOR TO LONG! "ILL TAKE CARE OF THAT SHIT" -"ALL I KNOW IS THAT RED IS BAD!"-GSM1(sw)BALKO "GOOD NEWS, CHR
Rogers, Anthony "rog"OSCOct 1, 2001 – Nov 3, 2003OI
Sanchez, JoseLCDRDec 2001 – Nov 2003Supply
Layton, BryanFR-CS2Dec 13, 2001 – Jun 15, 2005SSO2
Dawes, KevinSN-YN3Dec 20, 2001 – Dec 20, 20031stRed hats Only Vietnam Hon Kong Austraila Singapore 4 floors We did it all

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