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USS Southerland (DDR 743) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Southerland (DDR 743). 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 99 crew members registered for the USS Southerland (DDR 743).

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Coates, L DavidHT3 /21977 – 1981Repair Came onboard end of 77 until Decom. It was a good crew, great people. Everyone got along for the most part. It was a very old ship (WW2 vintage) so there was plenty of things to fix. I would not trade my time on her!
Banks, MichaelETN-2Jun 30, 1977 – Aug 1, 1979OE DivisionMet ship in Long Beach in the yards. Worked with Guy Higley and team. Good ship and crew. Had a ball. Got to go back on board when ship was in moth balls in Bremerton. Sure was spooky
Wailes, Richard (Ric Or Josey)SK1Jul 1977 – Mar 1980S-1 Leading SK. MAA import and underway
Johncock, JimSTG1Aug 1977 – Feb 1981WeaponsWas on the USS Southerland at the time of it's decommissioning in 1981.
Schneckloth, RayYN1Jan 7, 1978 – Dec 19, 1979Admin OfficeI remember we were late from coming back from San Clemente with the Reserves after a weekend of NGFS and the Skipper told the BTC to "Give me all you can!" I remember twin screws throwin' a rooster tail. What a ship!
David, KingEM3Jan 14, 1978 – Sep 14, 1980engneeringMAIN CONTROL & E GANG
Guenther, RichardBTFeb 1978 – Feb 1981B remember when we almost went to equador?
Williams, Robert (Will)ETC - EMOJun 15, 1978 – Feb 26, 1981Operations10 am on Thursday, 26 February 1981 was a dark day indeed. We were truly out of FRAM. Best Damn Greyhound in the Fleet.
Hansen, BartMM31979 – 1981mOne of the best ships ever
James, Robert Boe profile iconLT (then, now Captain, USN, retired)Jan 1979 – Oct 1980OperationsGreat Ship. Great CREW. Many happy memories aboard. We used to say "When you are out of FRAMS, you are out of Cans" As an NRF ship we did a lot with a limited crew and our fine bunch of SelRes reserves.
Guy, RichBT3Apr 17, 1979 – Feb 26, 1981BMade a lot of friends, had a lot of great times on the Southerland. Next ship I went to was crap. We were a tight bunch in Engineering, and I never realized how much I would miss it when we all left.
Doherty, StevenE-2Oct 1, 1979 – Oct 1, 1981Engineernig She was over 45 years old and she could still make Battle eficiency. ent to Accopulco, Portland , Remember when we were there for the rose p[arade and Mt St. Helens Blew her top for the second time. If i recall volcanic ash was $5.00.
Unger, JerryBT1Nov 1979 – 1981BJust letting you all know I am still around!
Smith, Robert (Bob)E-3 / MMApr 14, 1980 – 1981mThe Southerland was the best command that I served on. After decommissioning her I went to the Kiska AE-35 man what a difference, too big. Missed the tin can life.

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