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USS Kauffman (FFG 59) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Kauffman (FFG 59). 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 290 crew members registered for the USS Kauffman (FFG 59).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1995 | 1996 – 2000 | 2001 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Gibson, DemetriusE-3/FN0000 –EMI'm proud of what I've learned off the ship. From the people to the contraption itself, good or bad.
Tegeler, William (Bill)MACS(PJ/DV) SWFeb 4, 1971 – Jun 30, 1992SupplyPlank Owner
Berger, Donald L BergerET1(SW)Mar 1, 1984 – Mar 9, 2000CS-4Plank Owner, AN/SPS-49 Tech, NavMacs tech. HF, UHF and Satellite tech. , CCTV operator, Designed and put together orginal damaga control manal for CS-4. Snap2 operator. And many other qualifications. Nothing to bragg about but I was first Capt. Mass
Connors, FantailE31985 –EnFantail here,sorry to hear it's out of service. Good tmes on that tub
Dunn, John (Jack) Qmc(sw) RetQMC (SW) RETFeb 24, 1985 – Feb 24, 1990NAVIGATIONBEST TIME OF MY LIFE DO IT ALL AGAIN RIGHT NOW IF I COULD MISS ALL YOU CRAZY GUYS ALWAYS LAUGHING, OR WORKING
Dunshie, JamesE3Dec 26, 1985 – Dec 25, 1989Deck/EwPlankowner, I miss the times in Maine the most . Any of the deck crew want to talk email me. hay Larry Bowling that means you.
Robbins, JonGMM2(SW)1986 – Jul 7, 1989CS3Plankowner
Ducette, Ed "Duce"SM3(SW)1986 – 1990SC1 SM/QMPlankowner - TopNAV baby !!! send e-mail if ya wanna catch up. kronick1964@yahoo.com The best damn ship & crew ever!! kinda wish i'd stayed in .... check out the new ink i got in Laconia, N.H.
West, MarkFCC(SW)1986 – 1991CS-3Plankowner
Richardson, DennisGMCS(SW)1986 – 1988CS-3Great Times, good memories!
Lill, ChrisEM21986 – Jan 26, 1989EPlankowner. A real good crew and ship. Looking forward to getting in touch with some old friends.
Eliassen, KentFCCS(SW)1986 – 1988CS3Great ship and crew
Christensen, KyleEM1 (SW)1986 – 1991E DivisionPlank Owner, Had some good times, and some bad times. The Plankowner crew was the best I ever had the pleasure of sailing with.
Guyet, JamesMS11986 – 1988SupplyPlankowner
Wendell, JonnyGSE 21986 – 1988E-1Great cruise to the U.S.S.R. Loved being on the ship with a great crew.
McVay, StevenSKCS/SW1986 – 1988S-1Support Department LCPO, Command Senior Chief, Plank Owner.
Oxton, JeffreyQM/SM E-31986 – Sep 23, 1988qm/smJust wanted to catch up on my past...hello everyone... the navy was the best experience of my life, and I see that some people have registered and a lot haven't. we are all plank owners, and I want my piece of FFG-59
Montoya, Dwane. TubesTM1986 – 1988DECK SC-3 / ASWPlankowner
Barber, TimothyOS31986 – 1987Combat Systems****PLANKOWNERS*****If your interested in planning a reunion for the DECOMMISSIONING of our SHIP in SEPTEMBER 2015, let me know...We were there in the beginning, we need to be there in the end. E-mail me.. maxpld@att.net
Cossman, MarkGSM21986 – 1988ENGINEERING PLANKOWNER.GOOD TIMES.
Crutchfield, HarryLT O3E1986 – May 1989Chief EngineerRetired
Walsh, AndyHT 3Jan 1986 – Jan 1988EngineringThis is HT3 Walsh, anyone that is a Plankowner can write me at Walshakal@aol.com
Rainwater, Buz (Duh!!!!!!!)GSM1(SW)Feb 1986 – May 1989E-1LIVING HERE IN THE F-ING DESERT OF ALBQUERQUE NM, PLANKOWNER
Shipton, RobertGSM-2Feb 1986 – Apr 1988EngineeringFeels pretty good after all these years to the names on the list, want to contact you guys to see how you been doing. The 59.....BEST BOAT AND CREW OF ALL I SERVED.
Desnoyers, AlanMS3Feb 1, 1986 – Dec 12, 1987S2I am one of the orginal crew when the USS Kaufman was commisioned I have some good memories and some not so good
Armstrong, RickEN2Mar 1, 1986 – Dec 15, 19871stStill have dreams filled with memories of the great times while onboard...GREAT CREW/GREAT SHIP?....Was a great honor to be a plankowner......Lt. Crutchfield was best of the best Engineering Officers I ever served with!!
Alba, BrianBM2Mar 15, 1986 – Apr 2, 1988LSE/ rescue swimmerI loved my time I served on the Kauffman. I'm a plank owner.
Ziegler, SteveETApr 1, 1986 – Nov 30, 1990CS-4Great Ship, Great Crew. It was the adventure they promised. Success of crew in follow on tours was indicative of the successful "hand-picking" of the crew. Retired and back in Minnesota now after 6 years on exchange duty in halifax, NS, Cana
Walker, BeauEW2/EW1/EWC (SW)Apr 1, 1986 – Apr 1991CS2Handpicked Plank Owner - Mighty K, of all I served on this was the finest. Still brings back many many fond memories.
McAnally, GreggOS1(SW)May 1986 – Oct 1991CS-1Plankowner, best ship in the navy, best ship BIW ever built!
Roberts, JoeEN3May 15, 1986 – Aug 15, 1989ENG.BEST CREW EVER JAYHOO13@YAHOO.COM
Chestnut, JeffEM3May 19, 1986 – May 19, 1990EngineeringPlankowner
Grimes, Leslie/tyEN3May 19, 1986 – May 30, 1990E-2
Rutherford, Jackos2May 21, 1986 – Nov 21, 1989cs1Plankowner
Velez, Josee4May 26, 1986 – May 21, 1996SCO 3HELLO TO ALL YOU PLANKOWNER SPECIAL TO ALL DECK DIVISON IT WAS AN HONOR TO SERVE WITH SUCH A EXCELLENT CREW FOR THE HISTORIC PORT VISIT TO SEVASTOPOL RUSSIA ,WICH WELL TO EVERY BODY . RIVERA,DURAN,MUNOZ SALUDOS.
Penley, BrianDS3Jun 1986 – Dec 26, 1988Data SystemsPlankowner Had a great time during the shock test and shake down cruises down in Gitmo
Biser, DougOS2Jun 1986 – Dec 24, 1989CS01Great memories with a great crew. The trip to U.S.S.R., (when it was the U.S.S.R), was outstanding. I've been sober for many years now... it's great, also reside in W.Houston area.
Bowling Sr., LarryBM2Jun 2, 1986 – Nov 2, 1994OS3Plankowner, I think of the family I left behind often and it always brings a smile.
Yates, BruceSTG1Jun 4, 1986 – Sep 13, 1989CS2
Bates, RandyQM/2Jul 1986 – Apr 26, 1990NavigationPlankowner Think of you guys often. Remember when the X.O. was drunk and fell in the bushes in Marsailles and scratched his face all up? How about the old man being drunk on the bridge when we got underway from Sevastopl.
Dickson, PerryFC2Jul 1986 – Nov 1990CS-3Original hand picked Plankowner.Great experience, would not trade it for a minute but I would not do it again either.Sailor of the quarter and best Phalyn in the fleet.Met up with XO Weddel on a flight in 2005.
Namanny, RonDS1Jul 1986 – Jul 1990CS4WHATS UP!! Nummer here great times on that girl!
Barber, PaulOS3Aug 1986 – Jul 1987CS-1Plank owner, great times in Maine remember the yardbirds in Bath.What ever happened to os3 weimer. remember os3 Paul McCoy..What about the seaman that slit his Wrist in the Barracks in Maine? Great time in Bermuda. How about Gitmo and San diego.
Jasso, RickHM1Aug 1, 1986 – Feb 1, 1990S4
Studmire, MarcusBM3Aug 12, 1986 – May 27, 1989SC3Plank Owner
Salyers, MarkOS2/OSC (SW) RET.Aug 15, 1986 – Oct 1, 1988Cs1Plankowners, drop me a line, this was a good tour of duty.
Rivera-collado, EdmundoBM3/NOW CTICAug 17, 1986 – May 15, 1990SC-3Hello! Any one knows Larry J. Bowling e-mail? Man it's been a long time. I was with the crew since pre-comm dates In Essex Hall in VA. I always hung around with BM3 Velez who now lives in PR as well as BM3 Duran. My email eriveracollado@yahoo.com.
Bussing, Billy /busSH/SN Aug 20, 1986 – Aug 20, 1989supplyEMAIL billy.bussing@comcast.net PLANKOWNERS RULE!!
Cumber, DaveOS2(SW)Aug 22, 1986 – Aug 12, 1988CS-1Good ship and crew. So good, did it twice.
Frady, GarySM1Aug 26, 1986 – Feb 28, 1989NAV/SIGS"Hand Picked, Clean Sweep" Plankowner
McAnally, GreggOS1(SW)Aug 26, 1986 – Oct 31, 1991CS-1
Jones, JamesSHSep 1986 – Jan 1988plankowner
Maselli, Tim "Moose"E 5Sep 1986 – May 1989S-2Plankowner, part of the "handpicked" crew. We ruled! Spending winter in Maine and drinking in GITMO,our second home port, in July. If it were possible, I would do it again,minus a few GITMO visits! Welcome any contacts from other plankowners.
Munoz, RafaelEM3Sep 2, 1986 – May 29, 1990ETO MY ELECTRIC SHOP BUDDIES AND TO MY HISPANIC BROTHERS ON BOARD THE BEST SHIP EVER BUILT IN SUCH A COLD PLACE IN MAINE, THANKS FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP.MY EMAIL NYPDBL201@AOL.COM
Bolinger, Marc (Bolo)STG1 (SW)Sep 11, 1986 – May 18, 1989CS1Plank owner, Best ship in on the East Coast, great crew, and good cruises, and awesome liberty ports. I loved this time of my life!
McCoy, KevinOS2Sep 14, 1986 – Mar 19, 1987CS-1Proud Plank owner!!
Arnett, CharlesMSCM(SW) RETIREDSep 30, 1986 –S2I enjoyed being on the Kauffman. We had a great crew.
Moseley, TomSM2(SW)Oct 1986 – Mar 1989sigs/navPlankowner great ship , great crew.
Beaudry, WayneOS2(SW)Oct 1986 – Feb 1992CS-1PlankOwner
Duran Nunez, RafaelBM3Oct 18, 1986 – Nov 29, 1989DeckBOATSWAINSMATE FROM HELL. THE PUERTO RICAN SQUAD. WHO SERVED WITH SENIOR CHIEF CUDDIHY.PLANKOWNER. ACE IN THE HOLE
Walter, Johnnysh3Oct 18, 1986 – Jul 2, 1990supply
Deshais, GregoryGSE3Oct 19, 1986 –E1Plank Owner
Reardon, ShawnEM2Oct 20, 1986 – Apr 21, 1989EPLANKOWNER
Lineweaver, StevenDC2Nov 1, 1986 – May 1, 1988E-3plankowner-uh it was built in maine not california
Rogers, KyleOS1Nov 1, 1986 – Jan 1989CS1There will be a Plankowners Reunion the weekend of July 18, 2014 in Bath, Maine. Please contact me at dylkyle@gwi.net or 207-841-5953 for more information
Culliver, David (Flash)E-5Nov 3, 1986 – Apr 1, 1990Engineering E-1Loved the kauffman and we won east coast navy basketball league in groton, conn. go 59,,,, go dawgs i played with jeffery chestnut , miles , washington i would love to hear from all the guys aboard the kauffman, go , go
Truitt, TomBM2/ BMC(RET)Nov 15, 1986 – Nov 15, 1989First (and finest)Here is to the best damn deck division I ever worked with!!!!! There was nothing that you all couldn't do!!! Best ship!!! Best Crew!!! Most lasting memories!!! The tightest knit crew ever served with (shot glasses up! Here's to you all!!)
McGath, DouglasSM2Nov 28, 1986 – Mar 23, 1989NavigationAlways had a great time in Worcester Mass. Remember Cape Code Randy Bates?

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