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USS Taylor (FFG 50) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Taylor (FFG 50). 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 270 crew members registered for the USS Taylor (FFG 50).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1984 | 1985 – 1989 | 1990 – 1993 | 1994 – 1999 | 2000 – 2003 | 2004 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Posey, Ben (Catfish)ET3 (SW)0000 – Jun 26, 2006CEIt's been a UPHILL BATTLE the whole time without end!
Cogburn, JoshuaE-3Dec 24, 1906 – Jul 11, 2008ODO1!!!SHELLBACK!!! all the way M!F! ANCHORS AWAY! MY BOYZ! Aye aye CAPTN ! Sir My Rudders are Left Full Comming to Coarse Zero! Nine! Zero ! MAN OVERBOARD!GENERAL QUARTERS!GENERAL QUARTERS!MAN YOUR BATTLE STATIONS!
Sockwell, Ray profile iconMR31982 – 1985A gang
Elam, Thomas (Crooked Willis)GSM2Sep 17, 1982 – Nov 17, 1987E1Plank Owner. Are we having fun yet? You know we are!
Ryll, JonQM21983 – 1987SCOPlankowner. Looking to get in touch with my bridge shipmates from the commissioning crew. Please email me.
Hatchell, TimothyEN-11983 – 1987AuxillaryThe start of a mechanical journey. Met a lot of great minds, good and bad times in good and bad places.The journey is still ongoing and still making memories everyday,CRS.TN@frontier.com
Richman, AllanET11983 – 1986CS4Plank owner. It's been over 30 years since I've heard from anyone. Email me Jerry Rivers
Lorenzen, JamesEN2Jun 1983 – Jun 2, 1986auxPlankowner:I was one of the original crew assigned to ship in Bath, ME at Bath Iron Works.
Van Wert, Mike (Werty, Vanny)OSC (SW)Jun 1, 1983 – Jun 1, 1988OIPreCom Crew, one of many Taylor Sailors who enjoyed those Middle East Cruises. OS's are dogs who have rabies, but they can scream with the Eagles at night and scratch with those chickens in the morning. M. Van Wert OSCS (SW) USN Ret.
Elkins, SteveSTG3Aug 3, 1983 – Jun 16, 1986CS-2Very good first ship (and precom unit). I learned a lot. Many, many great memories of the Taylor.
Gallopo, TonyMSSNOct 5, 1983 – Feb 15, 1985 She's a GREAT SHIP! With the BEST crew I ever worked with. I'm A PLANK OWNER and PROUD of it. I had a great time putting her together. I was a mess cook and have great memories of my times in Norfolk and Bath.If anyone remembers contact.
Taylor, Gerard (Jerry)IC2Dec 26, 1983 – Feb 1987CS4Plank Owner, reported after Christmas in Norfolk for PCU Taylor. The base had not even heard of the ship. Thanks to Mr. France for getting me out of the Base X-Division when he reported in January. Met a lot of great people and glad to have served.
Glenn, SamOSC(SW)1984 – 1990CS-1 before change to SC-4Plankowner. Taylor was my most memorable experience yet!
Rampey, MikeGMG31984 – 1986cs3Plankowner
Tyler, John PQM31984 – Mar 12, 1988SC1PLANK OWNER
Wech, BobQM31984 – Mar 10, 1988Plankowner.It was the best of times and it was the worst of times. Has it Really been 20yrs since commisioning???
Gonzalez, Timothy (Gonzo)OS31984 – 1987Ops
Hegarty, SeanBM31984 – 1987SC32 1/2 year blackout and a plank owner.
Mohrbacher, Evan Allis MoeOS1SW1984 – 1988CS-1The Taylor...wow now there are some memories. Van Wert almost killed me in his home when the chair I was sitting on caught fire and we threw the cushion out on his snowy deck only to fine the deck burnt the next morn.
Heller, PaulSMC1984 – 1989OC01Funny how the toughest time of my life, I can now remember as the best of times. Thank you all for sharing these years.
Jones, TimEN21984 – Mar 5, 1988ENGINEERING A GANGWell here it is 27 years later Im old fat and happy . back in the day is how I describe my ship time sure would like to see some of you guys still live in the BUCKEYE STATE ciderbug@yahoo.com
Smith, Harvey/j.d.CPO(SW)(AC)Jan 1, 1984 – Nov 1987SPreCom Det, PreCom Unit, Plankowner, CPO(SW)(AC) USN, Retired in Ohio. Hey Soupy! Whats up!
Green, MarkSH3Jan 11, 1984 – Jan 11, 1988SupportPlankowner and SH for all 4 tears on the Taylor.. Had some great times, especially in ports of call. Hung out with a bunch of great guys. Still think about those nites on watch on the fan tail and all the stars and how dark it was.
Reger, BobQM2Feb 1984 – Nov 1986SC-1Plankowner
Pancino, JohnGMG1Mar 1984 –cs3PLANKOWNER i have many great memories of her and the crew. but the best memories were of the nato cruise. fairwinds and following seas. GMG< USN (RET.)
Demuth, LarryFC1Mar 1984 – Oct 1988CS-3
Rivers, JeromeET1Mar 1984 – Mar 1988CS4Plankowner
Demuth, LarryFC1May 1984 – Aug 1988CS-3Plankowner. What an experience, glad it ended! :) We had a great crew, and a lot of fun.
Wallin, GarthLtMay 1984 – Nov 1986DCAA couple of the most difficult years out of almost 30... but also a couple of the most rewarding. So many excellent shipmates. Snow Angels on the flight deck in BIW & fried at RefTra. 1st of the 4th, Number 50.
Robinson, TomFC1May 10, 1984 – Aug 16, 1988CS-3Great ship, learned how to walk on walls during rough seas. Great crew, we kicked ass...
Gallopo, AnthonyMSSAMay 25, 1984 – Jan 15, 1985Ship Services I'm a Proud Plank Owner serving as a Mess Management Specialist.
Newcom, GarySK1/SKCJun 1984 – Feb 1985Supply/AdminPLANKOWNER. Really learned a lot during the PRECOM. Helped me make SKC. I wish I could have stayed aboard much long because we have a great crew.
Frulla, EricGSM 3Jun 1984 – May 1986MP
Fonseca, Eddie/LI2Jun 1984 – Apr 1986SC3It has been almost thirty years since I first boarded the Taylor - time is flying by! I would love to hear from any of the original crew! Fonz.
Deline, MikeHT2Jun 1984 – Jan 1987EMO4It was my honor to serve with some of the best people that I have ever met.
Graham, ToddEN2Jun 1984 – Mar 1988ENGPlankowner. Great time on the Taylor many good times!! With some great crew members / friends! The North Atlantic cruise was one Hell'va good time!! toddgraham1417@gmail.com
Matthews, AndyBM2Jun 1, 1984 – Nov 23, 1985SCOPlankowner
Schwartz, Mike ( Small Animal Willis)MR 3Jun 1, 1984 – Mar 18, 1987ENG.Hell of a time. Miss ya'll, drop me a line.
Sayan, ChuckFC1Jun 2, 1984 – Nov 7, 1988CS-3Plankowner
Sayan, ChuckJun 2, 1984 – Nov 7, 1988CS-3Plankowner: Great division. Better workcenter! Miss all you guys.
Thomas Vickerson, TvickGSM1Jun 8, 1984 – Dec 1, 1986EngPlank owner. Had a great time in Bath and Charlestown, SC.
Campbell, Dudrow "Soupy"DK1Jun 10, 1984 – Mar 1, 1988S-1Plankowner.... Besides the OS's (led by VanWert) had a great time with ya "shipwrecks" Retired here in Charleston...same trailer and Customized Van tooo!! Email me would like to hear from you all!!
Sockwell, RayMR3Jun 12, 1984 – Jul 16, 1986One of the first PLANKOWNERS assigned. Had some great times with some of you fellas. retired and collecting classic cars now. Miss ya'll alot.drop me a line sometime.
Miller, MarkET2Jul 1984 – Mar 1987PLANKOWNER!
Green, MarkSH3Jul 1984 – Jan 1988support
Green, MarkSHSNJul 1984 – Jan 1988SupportStudent at Saint Petersburg College, Pinellas County, Florida
Jones, ChuckSTGJul 1, 1984 – Dec 1, 1989CS-2Made all my rates but Chief on FFG-50. Great Crew, lots of good times.
Jesme, Gordon D JesmeSTG1Jul 15, 1984 – Jul 15, 1989CAPLANK OWNER. Great bunch of guys. NATO booze cruise was a foggy memory, but a great hangover. Retired in 2003.
Duplesis, ErrollDS1(SW)Jul 15, 1984 – Aug 15, 1989CS-4Plankowner
Scotto, MichaelRM2Jul 24, 1984 – Apr 24, 1988SC-1I had some great times on the ship, even before it was commisioned. Miss some of the friendships I made on board.
Thornton, ErikHT1Aug 1984 – Jul 1986engPlankowner
Fillingim, WilliamRM2Aug 1, 1984 – Sep 30, 1987Combat Systems
Thornton, ErikHT1Sep 1984 – Jul 1986
Murphy, GregoryGSE1(SW)Sep 7, 1984 – Jun 26, 1985E-1Plankowner and the original short timer and aka Big Willis. 10 months that marred an otherwise wonderful 6 yr hitch. Hey Engineering- keep in touch
Pacchioli, PaulHT3Sep 15, 1984 – Apr 1987Plankowner, Best time I ever had. Anyone remember send me an email pacchioli@att.net
Denis, GaryQM-2Oct 1984 – Mar 12, 1988One of original crew assigned to ship in Bath, ME. at the Bath Iron Works. Deployed on NATO cruise in '87. Looking to get in touch with other plankowners--Say hello to Bob Reger from PA if anyone knows where he is????????
Wright, DerekENFN-EN3Oct 8, 1984 – Jun 6, 1986E2Plankowner Had fun while there Bradley was a jerk
Gillaspie, DonGSE1Dec 1984 – Jul 1988E1No fun to go through but fun to remember!
Ackley, DavidSTG2 (SW)Dec 1, 1984 – Apr 19, 1988CS-2Plankowner; It was great serving with the best crew the Navy ever assembled
Ackley, David "The Ackattack"STG2 SWDec 1, 1984 – Nov 15, 1987CS2plankowner -- served with the best crew ever assembled. Had a blast with STANAVFORLANT 1/87 TO 7/87
Burgess, KerryFC3Dec 19, 1984 – Feb 1, 1986

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