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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

Timberlake, BruceGSM21992 – 1993Main PropulsionWorked in the Oil Lab for GSE2(SW) Sinclair. Made a Med Cruise, including some almost action off Bosnia.
Pack, Scott (Packman)e31992 – 1993deckremember all the damn cheifs mass xoi.s and captains mass that I was sent to loved every minute of hell raising with the guys it was all worth it even the fights. best dam duty ever. except when on restriction.
White, RichDC3Jan 1992 – Sep 1994EngI liked the formaldehyde beer in Jedda better Joe, STELLA!!
Cole, DarrellENC (SW)Feb 17, 1992 – Jan 25, 1996A-Gang
Lucas, MarkEM3Mar 12, 1992 – Jun 15, 1995
Conroy, ChrisGMM3Apr 1992 – Sep 28, 1995CS-2
Avey, JimMS 2Apr 1992 – Dec 1996S-2I remember the good times, like Corfu,Ville France, Italy etc. Being homeported in Newport was cool. Try not to remember the crap like showers on the main deck cause the C.O. was too scared to ask for water, powdered milk, GQs at midnight etc.
Conroy, ChrisE4/GMM3Apr 1992 – Oct 1995CS-2I live near Milwaukee WI. Guys I hung with get in touch with me.
McVey, MikeMay 30, 1992 – May 30, 1996SK
Williams, RobertSHJul 25, 1992 – Sep 27, 1997S-3I am interested in all correspondence. Positive or negative. I miss what I have lost. Best wishes to all my fellow shipmates.
Emmons, PeteSM2(SW)Aug 1992 – Oct 1993SigsWow, what a great time. I had some times that I will never forget. Does anyone remember Tom Ponder? I need to contact him. He owes me a beer.
Ames, GinoSH3Aug 1992 – Aug 6, 1993Who could forget The BABONES? We rocked the Med so hard and all but destroyed Club 3's. Had a great time on the ship with every one.
Gonzales, Robert/ SpeedyE3Aug 7, 1992 – Aug 7, 1992Deck ApeSpeedy in the house!
Grover, RickOS2Sep 1992 – Mar 1995O-4
Santiago, JesseSNOct 15, 1992 – Jul 1, 1994O-3 DivisionHey guys! It is good to hear from you. Remember the midrats, anchor watch, the Black, Med , and Red deployment of 1993. Mess cooking! I sure ate a lot. Anyone seen Robby? Deck apes rule. Where's Babs, Rodriguez?
Wartenbe, JimSK21993 – 1997S-1
McKay, Gregg (Doc)HMC(SW)1993 – 1995XGreat 95 Med. Cruise. Retired now and miss the ships.
Bell, JeffreyE9 / OSCM (SW/AW)Jan 5, 1993 – Feb 5, 199504Ah, the mighty KAUFFMAN! I miss the good 'ole days of a small, but close-knit crew. Hello to all my former Shipmates. I hope that the Navy has been treating you well and I wish you all the very best of luck in your careers.
Schuette, John RSH3Feb 15, 1993 – Aug 15, 19950-3 and S-3A great ship and two great deployments to the med. I made a lot of great friends I wouldn't mind hearing from again.
Kohls, TimHM3Jul 1993 – Dec 1994MedicalGood Times! This was a great bunch of guys.
Dow, Erik "Nitz"OS2Aug 10, 1993 – Jul 15, 1996OpsThe people that I worked with and the experiences that I had form the person that I am today. I miss the Mighty Kauffman
Young, ChuckQMC(SW)Oct 1993 – Sep 1998NavigationLong 5 years but learned a lot. Made some great friends.
Anderson, Wade "cooter"SNNov 1993 – Aug 1995O-3Two trips to Haiti, Guantanamo, St. John, and the 95 med cruise. What a wonderful time in hell, but I'll never forget it or those i served with. Good luck to all those who have served after and that will serve on board USS Kauffman FFG-59
May, ErnestPN1Dec 17, 1993 – May 31, 1995Admin
Cayce, ChristopherSTG2Dec 30, 1993 – Jul 8, 1996CS1I can be reached at Put "shipmate" in subject heading.
Greene, RickQM1(SW)Apr 11, 1994 – Apr 1, 1999NavAdminWow it was a very long 5 years of my life did two med cruises alot of memories good and bad 4 Co's 5 xo's 3 Navigators and alot of maturing grew up on this ship meet alot of good people thanks for the memories.
Fanton, MikeGSM3Sep 1994 – Dec 1997EM01
Holder, BryanRM3Sep 2, 1994 – Jul 6, 1996OperationsShort stay, GREAT memories. QM1 Green, you know... Life's lessons learned on O'l 59. I'll never forget.
Cumber, DaveOS1(SW)Nov 4, 1994 – Jan 1, 1997OIMissing the ports of call on the '95 liberty cruise.
Wade, JasonSTG 2Dec 22, 1994 – Jan 14, 1998Combat SystemsSeems like a lifetime ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. Hope everyone is doing o.k. (Josh, Kev, Jess, Joe, Chris, Paul, Rick G.) Drop me a line sometime
Gloria, BrianE-7/ENC (SW)Dec 29, 1994 – Jun 10, 1999EM02Great ship but I don't miss it, I miss the people.
Taijeron, Gabriel "Tj"SN/RM31995 – 1999Deck/RadioWell, I learned more there than anywhere else I have ever been or since. Thank you to all the folks there, you all have made me a better person by all the experiences. Still running into Kauffman guys. God bless you all.
Nipper, MichaelEM2(SW)1995 – 1999EM03Great times. Good experiences. Made me the person that I am today. Miss the people not the Navy. Back in Florida now still in the electrical field.
Dunn, JasonSA1995 – 1996deckboy if i had only knkow then what i know now i would love to go back on that med cruise 95
Leeds, DavidQMSA1995 – 1996S2While aboard, I met and served with some great people. I wasn't always invested and for that I am truly regretful. To this day though, I am thankful for the time I served and am proud to say I did so with a great crew.
Hornbostel, StevenSN1995 – 1997Deck
Hughes, GlennRM3Jan 3, 1995 – Jun 8, 1997OperationsLots of fun but I still have my Paper Clip on my hat, (it's not a cover anymore).
Baines, Matthew (Snickers)gsm3Jan 5, 1995 – Apr 1996Em01 oil kingsMed cruise '95 I will never forget my time on the kauffman ended to early for me gsm1 ketner hell of a guy, miss the guys will always have the memories
Kauffman, BillOS2Feb 1995 – Aug 31, 1998O3Got a lot slack for having the same name as the ship. Everyone thought I was related to the name sake.
Nordling, DanielSTG1Mar 1995 – Dec 1999CS-1Was a great almost 5 years. Still haven's met a crew quite lite we had.
Kirlin, MikeET2Mar 1995 – Mar 1997CS3Cocktail Cruise '95. I remember some of that. I remember some of you guys, too. Where are my drinkers: Jack Albert, Jim Barrick, Harry Ballou? Where's One Man and the rest of the CS3 crew?
Dawson, ScottBMSNApr 1995 – Oct 31, 1997ENG/OCO3
Dawson, ScottBMSNApr 1995 – Oct 1997OCO3The best frigate out there. I'm looking for Brian Gliem and Cliff Desso. If you know where they are e-mail me At
Jennings, KevinPN3Apr 1995 – Dec 1998ADMINI can't believe I'm going to admit it, but all that time on that grey hunk of metal did me some good after all. Of course I'd never go back for a million bucks though.
Leeds, DaveQMSAApr 1995 – Oct 1995The Kauffman, and a few REALLY close guys made me realize who and what I really was. Anyone know where Jesse Painter is?
Morrison, William (Big Mo)SNApr 14, 1995 – Sep 20, 1997DECKLots and lots of fun (and not so fun) memories aboard the 'Special K'. At times I find myself drifting back to those days and dont regret a thing!!
Richey, RickEN3May 1995 – Apr 1998
Green, DavidRM1Jun 1995 – Jun 1999OC02Radio LPO
Carter, KennethEM1Nov 1995 – Jun 1999E2A hard command but help me obtain E7 at my next command which was ATG

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