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USS John Hancock (DD 981) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS John Hancock (DD 981). 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 507 crew members registered for the USS John Hancock (DD 981).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Webster, AmbroseYN3 (SW)1984 – 1986Engineering Logroom YeomanI came aboard the John Hancock after Yeoman A school in Meridian, MS at Charleston, SC. While on board, we went to the Tall Ship sailing at Boston, Jamaica, Porto Rico, and Gitmo Bay, Cuba. Then Desert Shield ramped up.
Seay, LarryOS1(SW)Jan 1984 – Mar 1989OPS/OIBest tour I had in the Navy. Great bunch of guys to serve with, Pirates everyone but knew the job better than anyone I served with. Pugs, Kurt, Clem, Joey, Vern, Huggy, Jim, Ken Roy. Fair Winds and Following Seas guys.
Parisi, JoeOS1 (SW)Jan 13, 1984 – Jun 15, 1987OIRocked the 80's on the Johnny H ---- married my best friends little sister 24 yrs ago (Vicious Vern - Larry Vincent). Had a blast and have kept up with Dave, Larry, Clem, Kirk, Patterson, Chris Roberon, and David Noble.
Lowry, RichardFeb 1984 – 1986
Guy, JasonRM2Mar 1, 1984 – Aug 30, 1987OC RadioLooking for any Radiomen that served during '84 - 87 years. Made the Persian Gulf and NATO cruises.
Cole, Kelley DavidDS2Jun 1984 – Jun 1988CSE2I remember many friends and many good times and sad times. Good cruises and bad.
Cole, KelleyDS2Jun 1984 – Jun 1984CSE2
Schaeffer, KennethET1(SW)Jun 1, 1984 – Jul 26, 1986ET ShopGood times, Still looking for a good friend that I served with (Patrick Shawn McGlynn). If anybody knows how to get up with him, let me know.
Fortunato, PeterQM2Aug 1984 – Jul 1986NavigationBoy did I have fun. sorry she is gone but she will never be forgotten
Benfield, ChuckLTJGAug 1, 1984 – May 1, 1987CSA/NavigationA fine ship. I earned my SWO designation there. Persian Gulf and STANAVFORLANT 2-86. Made a lot of great friends.
Delaney, Terry (Clayton)IC3Aug 5, 1984 – Oct 23, 1987Garbage Barge in the Gulf in 84,Nato Cruise 86. Raising money to shave the XO's head. I say hi to Rich,Sammy.Timmy Regan,Nate Hale and many more. Remember the Lazy B.
Corley, SteveTM2Sep 1984 – Oct 1985Combat Systems
Corlee, DaveFC1Sep 1984 – Jan 1989Fox
Cotten, TimothyBMSep 1984 – Jun 1987Deck DivisionMany of my favorite memories are from my days on the USS John Hancock. Still have the pic of the crossed anchors shaved in my head.
Moses, Dave AmosSM3Sep 15, 1984 – May 15, 1988OPSHad a great 4 years aboard ship. I still have many fond memories.
Jacobs, Timothy/ JakeSN/E3Sep 16, 1984 – Jun 20, 1986FIRST DIVISIONLOOKING FOR SN ELIJAH GETHERS, BMC JENKINS, BM3 DELANEY EVANS
Shanahan, MikeYN3Nov 1984 – 1986NavigationGreat Ship! Great Times! NATO Cruise - Never to be forgotten STANAVFORLANT
Brock, William / BillOCSC (SW)Dec 1984 – Oct 1986OI OPSBest ship that I served on Capt. Garrison was the greatest. This command really help in making OSCM
Jewett, WilliamDC2 SWDec 1984 – Apr 11, 1998Repair DivisonThese were the best days of my life, The times in the Persian Gulf, the fantail cook outs and the brotherhood. If anyone has pictures of me please let me know.
Dimaria, JohnHM31985 – 1987NAVIGATION/MEDICAL 1986 NATO CRUISE
Pierce, GerryET11985 – 1989CSEreally enjoyed my time on Hancock, now doing my last ride on Halyburton.
Patterson, Rob "Atomic Dog"DS2 SWFeb 1985 – Apr 1989CSEGood Times..Better People, The NATO Crusie, 2 Gulf Cruises. LTjg Prasad Murder and all the people who got busted for smokin. Raiding the Beer Locker. All the Great DSs and ETs and those crazy OSs in CIC.
Sibley, Stephenew2Mar 1985 – Oct 1986operations/combatgreat seeing familiar names of shipmates
Giddings, James D.BM3Mar 10, 1985 – Mar 10, 1993DeckWould like to find some old friends
Grant, MikeEWSNMar 20, 1985 – Feb 16, 1988OS
Bowman, TimSM3Apr 1, 1985 – Apr 22, 1992OC02I remember Ruben Colon's trial, flying back to the Persian gulf. The Nato cruise, and Tony Kimsey had to hit every brothel in every port.
Medwig, MikeBM3Apr 4, 1985 – May 15, 19881stI remember Tommy Lawrence and Ruben Colon's trial, man it was fucked up that year a lot of good people got kick out because the navy f*ck up in handling that case.
Murdock, JohnFC1May 1985 – Jan 1990FOXSeeking brown bag singers video MEF 88
Baiocco, JosephSTG3May 2, 1985 – Jun 12, 1987Combat SystemsMy first ship out of A school. Where I got my sea legs.
Larue, JeffBM2May 17, 1985 – Jul 18, 19871st/DECKGreat People, Great Times, Awesome Memories...STANAVFORLANT '86 was one of the best deployments I had during my 24+ Year Career!
Lawrence, ThomasBM3Jun 2, 1985 – Feb 3, 1989First
Percival, AaronFC3Jul 1, 1985 – Jul 1, 1988
Adler, KevinDS3Aug 15, 1985 – Mar 21, 1988cse
McKinney, Jerome Aka Jay MoneySH3Aug 19, 1985 – Jul 12, 1989SUPPLYI Had some fun times on the hancock I worked in the barbershop most of times. I remember the Colon, killing I cut his hair a day or too after and you wouldn't have ever guessed he was the killer.
Adler, KevinDS3Aug 25, 1985 – Jun 1987cse
Guderjohn, MikeFC2Oct 20, 1985 – May 30, 1989FoxNato Cruise, Persian Gulf cruise with all the drug ops in between. Ensign Prassad's death, the search, trial and the murdering bastard that got away with it.
Whitt, JamesFC3Dec 1985 – Mar 1987FoxLiked seeing the different ports around Europe and the Med
Ovitt, GeorgeSeaman1986 – 19881stHey they let me run the paint locker ha ha
Burk, JimBMSNJan 1986 – Apr 19881st
Neil, DavidET2Jan 5, 1986 – Jun 8, 1990CSEIt is amazing that I'm alive after all the stupid BS we pulled. Just goes to show that a good ol' American liver can take all that the world can dish out.
Roby, JamesSH / 3Feb 20, 1986 – Oct 20, 1989SUPPLYI STARETD IN 1ST DIV AND BECAME A SHIPSERVICEMAN, AND I ENJOYED MY TIME ON THAT SHIP,CRIED WHEN I FOUND OUT IT HAD BEEN DECOMMISSIONED AND SCRAPPED.I'M A SGT IN THE ARMY NOW!
Greene, JoeGSM3Mar 1986 – Dec 1988MP
Smith, Michael/smittyEW1Mar 1986 – Aug 30, 1988Electronic WarfareJust re-retired from the Ophthalmology field. Wondered what ever happened to the guys in my division. Hope to hear from some of you guys. I still keep in touch with Joe Lictenberger who was my replacement after I left
Barringer, RonGSM3Mar 1, 1986 – Nov 1, 1988The best 3 years of my life were spent on the Johny Handjob. Living in Lincoln Ca. Look me up!
Pearl, EmilGMT2Mar 6, 1986 – Feb 1, 1989CALoved 86' NATO and 88 Gulf. Swenson, Andujo, contact me. Anyone else too. Does anyone have extra crusie books for 86 and 87. Miss going out to Sea.
Swenson, BillyGMT1Apr 1986 – Jan 1990CA
Barringer Jr, RonGSM3Apr 16, 1986 – Nov 11, 1986MPI had a lot of good times and good friends on the Johnny H. and my best friend was HT2 Scott Gerding. I sure miss him and I think it's sad that the ship is no more.
Sanderson, Sandy (Royal Navy)CPO (COOK)May 1986 –not really a crew member but part of STANAVFOLANT WHERE WE WERE ALL MEMBERS OF OUR RELEVENT MESSES WITH IN THE GROUP. fond memories of a great tour just found my CPO's coffee mug presented by HANCOCK CPO's mess 22 years after leaving
Keith, WilliamsYN2May 4, 1986 – May 1, 1989NAV/ADMINi was the Ship Secretary on the USS JOHN HANCOCK(DD981). I remember the good times is Pascagoula where 1 of my daughters and granddaughter resides. I had numerous good time in Mayport alot of good shipmates.
Oler, StephenE-5Jun 1986 – Jan 1989Supply
Janssen, ScottET2Jun 6, 1986 – Nov 30, 1989Electronic ET shopGood times, fun places, and a crew looked out for one another. I was glad to be apart of that.
Murray, JohnE3 1ST DIVISIONJun 7, 1986 – Jun 9, 19891STGOOD AND GREAT TIMES IT WAS GREAT BEING A MASTER HELMS MAN AND DRIVING INTO MAYPORT AFTER THE FUN IN THE GULF.
Trammell, LarrySTGC(SW)Aug 1986 – Jun 1989AS
Hensley, KenOS2Sep 1986 – Jan 1990OPS OIGreat memories of Jumpin Joe and Viscious Vern shaving the XO's head. NATO, GTMO, Philly, Boston, and Persian Gulf. Seay, Roy, nerd-Dave Kennett, Tater Head, Cain, Gordon, Keyes, Till, Murphy, Cruz and all the rest. I will never forget.
Allen, BuzzDK3Oct 1986 – Sep 1990SupplyEnjoyed meeting a lot of folks.
Hutchinson, DavidGSE2 (THEN)Nov 1986 – Mar 1990MPThere are names that I remember and alot I don't know. I was surprised to find out my best ship was decomm'd. Where is everyone else?
Byrd, Jeff/byrddogQM2Nov 1, 1986 – Jul 7, 1990NavigationGreat times! Great friendships! Great memories! I miss it all.

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