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USS Simpson (FFG 56) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Simpson (FFG 56). 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 312 crew members registered for the USS Simpson (FFG 56).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – 1994 | 1995 – 1998 | 1999 – 2002 | 2003 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Buehrle, MikeOS21986 – 1989served during praying mantus. have some great photo's of the burning oil well somewhere. anyone else have any ? served as watch sup in cic during my time onboard. any other os's out there ?
Carroll, TimothyOSC1986 – 1988OIHey guys, how is everyone?
Levesque, PaulSK2Jan 6, 1986 – Aug 20, 1989SupplyAre they still doing Simpson Triplets? Remember the song? "Glory, Glory Captain Howard...he's turnin' 30 knots and doing Triplets like a fool...the Simpson won't slow down" I'm originally from Fall River, MA but I'm livi
D'Avignon, AllenMS1(CURRENTLY CSCS)Feb 1986 – Oct 1989S-2Served onboard 1986 - 89. I am curently on my 24th year, finishing my career in great lakes. Had the time of my life onboard Simpson. I am looking to here from an old shipmate by the mame of SM1 Jim Brown. If anyone has any info let me know.
Yocum, Robert (Bob)EW2Feb 1986 – Mar 1990OIJust wanted to see if anyone remembers me! I remember Mike Buehrle and his Ford Mustang. EW2 Bill Blain had 1 too. Married now w/4 children living in Alaska. I also remember Operation Praying Mantis. Alot of good memories and some bad too.
Buehrle, MikeOS2Mar 1, 1986 – Jun 27, 1989cs-1
Scarlotto, JoeHM2Apr 1, 1986 – Jan 15, 1987SupplyPlankowner, where is everyone! lets get a reunion going,
Cone, BrianSTGSNMay 1986 – Mar 1988CS1Looking to contact any of my old buddies in CS. WHere is everyone. I am currently living in Enfield CT.
Eaton, KeithEM2May 1986 – Apr 1988AHi guys, Brent, Brad, Dino. I live in W. Bridgewater, Ma.This is pretty cool. I miss the good old days also.My email is eatonmechanical117@yahoo.com. Take it easy Keith
Gruener, JohnRM-3Aug 10, 1986 – Aug 3, 1988OPERATIONSPLANKOWNER
Wilson, DennisOS1Oct 1986 – Oct 1989OI
Matsakis, JamesQM3Dec 1986 – May 1988QuartermasterHad a great time in Maine, and newport now coaching football
Chilton, JefferyGMG31987 – 1989CSWhat a great ship with a great crew. I would love to take one more cruise on her before she is decom.
Somgynari, PhilIC21987 – 1990CS-3Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of Brass Monkey! Simpson was my favorite ship. Had so many good times partying at the house in Newport. It was a tight crew that worked hard and partied harder. Hope the "Purple Helmeted Warriors of Love" are doing well!
Price, EarlGMG21987 – 1990CS-2
McGinley, TerenceRMC1987 – 1989OC01Great ship! Lots of memories. Aboard during Operation Preying Mantis (April 18, 1988). Big shootout in the Gulf (when Iraq was on our side). Simpson sank an Iranian patrol boat via 4 missles! Wow.
Dariah, AlleyQM2Jan 1987 – Jul 1989NAVWhat's up fellas? I was part of the second crew...I arrived in cold Portland, Maine. I used to live in Hartford but am now in Norfolk, Virginia.
Easterbrooks, PaulSK1(SW)Jan 1, 1987 – Jan 15, 1991S-1
Peters, RobertBM2Jan 1, 1987 – Jun 1990DeckI became Masterhelmsman, LSE; and supply for division and department
Wheeler, FrederickBMSNFeb 1987 – Jun 18, 19901stCaptain's Mast 4 times and I'm not in prison yet.
Tony, DavisRM2Feb 1987 – Aug 1990OCWhat a great ship. I am currently station in Florida. Anyone no where RM3 Augustine Miti is? Take care.
Kempinski, RonRm3Jun 1987 – Dec 1990OC-01
Brauer, OrrieGMCSAug 1, 1987 – Aug 30, 1989
Dye, ShaneGSM3Aug 15, 1987 – Aug 15, 1989What a great bunch of guys, you would'nt believe the great time I had on Simpson.
Dunn, DrewSTG1Sep 17, 1987 – Jan 14, 1992CS1Great ship, great crew. Two MEF deployments and one MED. We were homeported in Newport, RI.
Thomas, WadeET2Oct 10, 1987 – Oct 18, 1991CS3There are so many people I'd like to get in touch with. What a great ship, great crew and what a great time of my life. I'd do it again in a second. The memories are overwhelming. Fair winds, Shipmates.
McBride, BillRM3Nov 1987 – Feb 1991OC-01
Church, JamesSNDec 30, 1987 – Dec 1991DeckSimpson was a great ship with a great crew. I learned alot and did alot of growing up onboard. Would like to visit her again for a dependents crew and possible reunion.
Jodun, Bill1988 – 1990ALSO LOOK!!! At Classmates.com, Military service section Simpson, and Military.com where you can register as serving aboard Simpson. Served during time of Operation Praying Mantis, and Coast Guard drug interdiction operations in the Caribbean...
Johnson, JimGSEC1988 – 1992
Molen, FrankSTG31988 – Jun 22, 1992
Smith, GeorgeYN1(SW)Jan 6, 1988 – Oct 23, 1990XBest ship and crew in the Fleet. Hope to make contact with former crew members. Medically retired and living in Florida
Joudrie, GeorgeMS3May 1988 – 1991s3Hey former shipmates Hope all is well from Boston
Ryan, BillRM3May 1988 – Nov 1991osgreat times! To bad she moved from RI. Anybody want to go to the V for cheap pitchers!
McGowan, ArvinPETTY OFFICER/GUNNER\'S MATE GUNSJun 1988 – May 1992Combat Systems
Davis, KeeveyOS1Jun 16, 1988 – Jun 25, 1991CICHEY FELLOWS HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF YOU.
Davis, KeeveyOS3Jun 19, 1988 – Jun 18, 1991CICShipmates, I hope all is well with each and everyone. I now live in St.Louis,Mo with my daughter. Currently, I am a OS1 in the Navy Reserve, with six years to go before I retire. I hope to hear from some of you,especially my road dog OS1 Teddy Baker!
Houghtaling, HootE5/MS2Jul 4, 1988 – Jul 3, 1992S2Not knowing it then, but now since it is 20 years later, My four years on the Simpson were the best years of my life, i was a young sailor in my early twenties, and had the best experiences!! home port was newport, RI.
Orlikowski, BrianM.S.3Aug 5, 1988 – Sep 9, 1990M.S. ANY BODY OUT THERE WANT TO CHAT? I WAS ONE OF THE COOKS ABOURD THE USS SIMPSON ONE OF THE BEST ONES AT THAT I MUST SAY I WAS THERE BETWEEN 88-90 MY E-MAIL IS settheeaglesfree@yahoo.com HOPE TO HERE FROM SOMEONE SOON
Helms, DonaldHM3Sep 8, 1988 – Jan 1, 1989Admin I loved my time on board her, she has a great history and even a better future for her.. I left the Marines to be xferd. Want not my 1st choice, But what can I say. She grew on me big time !!! I came on in E. Boston.
Mann, Johnos1Oct 1, 1988 – Oct 1, 1989oiThe greatest ship I ever served on. Combat action when it wasn't so common. The mining of our sister ship Samuel B Roberts and our action in Praying Mantis. PROUD to have served with the ship,its crew and CMDR McTigue
Taylor, Joe/SN/GMMDec 18, 1988 – Jun 28, 1991Combat SystemLife is Good!

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