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USS John King (DDG 3) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS John King (DDG 3). 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 353 crew members registered for the USS John King (DDG 3).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1962 | 1963 – 1968 | 1969 – 1973 | 1974 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Gordon, Gary W.QM10000 – Nov 30, 1989NAV-XDID A THREE YEAR TOUR OF DUTY WITH THE LIKES OF QM'S SMITH, MARTINEZ, NICHOLAS, HAMMER AND OTHERS. FRIENDS INCLUDED OS1 HARTLEY, HM1 LANE, BT1 STEELE, AND YN1 OTIS. LEFT THE SEA SERVICES WITH 7 YEARS SERVED W/O REGRET. PHILA AREA CPA-BUSINESS
Howard, Donald(don)1959 – 1965passed away Sunday April 24, 2005 in Biddeford after a short fight with lung cancer. Info entered by his oldest son, Jim
Lucyshyn, PeterRD 31960 – 1963OI
Vigo, JosephRD21960 – 1963OI
Bratier, BobMACHINIST MATE1960 – 1964I am Bob's son Kurt. He would have loved to have known about you all. I would be honored to have his name on this list. My father spoke highly of his fellow plankowners, the cruises to the Med / Carrib. He passed peacfully 4/8/05. sincerely, KB
Brewer, LyleSN1960 – 1964
Thomas, ColenTD1Jan 1960 – Dec 1962OperationsCommissioning crew and plank owner. I remember the disabled sailing yacht we took in tow in heavy seas during a return trip from Gitmo, Cuba until the Coast Guard could get a Cutter out to take over the tow. Date unsure.
Elgin, RayfordBTCJan 10, 1960 – May 15, 1964
Ide, JimSTG1 - CWO3Jun 1960 – Jun 1962Precom detail, Bath, Me and Plankowner at Boston, MA commissioning
Shaw, FrankSNJun 1960 – Jun 1962
Shaw, FrankSNAug 1, 1960 – Jun 30, 1962OPERATIONSPLANK OWNER WORKED IN SHIP'S OFFICE FOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER PICKED UP SHIP UPON ITS ARRIVAL IN BOSTON
Jerry, RunyanEM3Sep 1960 – Sep 1962RJerry Runyan 5152 WHIPLE lAKE rd. cLARKSTON, mI. 48348
Bach, LouisETN3(MADE E5 AT DISCHARGE)Oct 1960 – Apr 1962OPERATIONWill never forget our first cruise, a Good-Will cruise, including Dublin, Ireland, John King's home, where we were treated like royalty.
Kovar, PaulEN 3Oct 3, 1960 – Oct 25, 1963A DivisionPlank Owner
Elgin, RayfordBTCNov 1, 1960 – May 29, 1964BPre Commissioning crew in Bath Maine Plank Owner
Madyda, WalterMR 3Nov 16, 1960 – Oct 16, 1962RPlank Owner
Applegate, RichardFTM-2Nov 16, 1960 – Jan 21, 1964GGreat ship - Great crew - Many Great memories
Slee, Thomas (Tom)GMM3Dec 1960 – Mar 19646th fleetI am a friend of Toms. He speaks highly of the John King Tom is an original Plank Owner. Tom is looking for Jimmy Dow, and a guy named Moritz. Tom was on two med tours, Cuban blockade. I can get messages to Tom.
Webster, Rodney (Rocky)FTM-31961 – 1963G
Cunningham, TomRM31961 – 1962OperationsPlank Owner
Holbrook, Donaldsa1961 – Nov 7, 19632nd and 1st div. deck crewwas in paint locker for the most part, had 4 other guys there first, but they all went crazy and had to be removed. me, i was crazy before i was in paint locker. loved the smell of paint. good duty
Fischer, Louisfn1961 – 1963M divisionReally proud to be a plank owner ot the John King DDG3 The best crew members ever.
Rudicill, ChuckBT 2Jan 16, 1961 – Jul 6, 1962BI am an original plankholder. I was in pre-com from August 1960 to January 1961 when this ship was commissioned. Commander Sackett was C-O.
Edminster, Phillip (Ed)ETR3Mar 1, 1961 – Aug 5, 1963OCWould like to hear from any of the crew especially the plank owners.
Gross, RalphRM1Mar 2, 1961 – Oct 20, 1963OC
Bridge, DonaldFTG2May 2, 1961 – May 2, 1962
Morrissey, JonENSIGNSep 1961 – Jun 1962WeaponsPlank Owner - now deceased
Prentice, JamesRM 2Sep 9, 1961 – Mar 10, 1964OCStill Looking for some nice pictures of the King ? Currently live in Nokomis, Fl email: prentice at canton.edu
Spreng, EdwardETN2Oct 1961 – Jan 1963OperationsGreat northern Europe cruise that I'll never forget. I was hoping to make the next cruise to the Med after the Cuban blockage but was transferred to another destroyer because of my Feb. 63 discharge date.
Walters, William H.MM3Oct 9, 1961 – Oct 9, 1963engine room
Perry, LinwoodFMBTNov 26, 1961 – Jun 20, 1962B & M
Bridge, DonaldDec 1, 1961 – May 20, 1962I was on her for her commissioning. Anyone out there remember that?
Bridge, DonaldFTG2Dec 4, 1961 – May 25, 1962
Wilkerson, FredFTG31962 – 1964WeaponsAuborn, Applegate, Wilky, Geng alive and well. Dec. 2003
Richards, Curtis "rich"RD 31962 – 1965OI
Bertine, BrianMM41962 – 1964engineeringlooking for Paul Dodson
Johnson, LloydRM2 made 1st class in RMB school1962 – 1966ocsuper ship lots of fun and hard work, wonderfull places we visited. three Meds, Kiel Germany,Narvic Norway, Cuban Blockade. i'm now retired and live in Boring Oregon. Looking to find Ronald Biagini and Gordon Schiebarth
Ressler, ClairE7Jan 1, 1962 – Oct 1, 19651st and 2nd deck divisionFrank Quiggley- how are you doing.
Porter, TomEM 2Apr 1962 – Jul 1964RAny R division people from 62- 64 out there in computer land ??
Smith, Rod "Smitty"PN3May 10, 1962 – Feb 28, 1964OC
Yowell, RobertLt (MC) USNRJul 8, 1962 – Jul 1, 1963medicalMD for Des Div 182 Commodore McCauley Cuban Missile Blockade Med Cruise Kiel week Narvick Norway. Roomed with Bill Kelly Weps. Crandall Capt Coiner XO
D'anna, Salvatore (Sam) (dee)SNAug 1962 – Jul 4, 1964I loved the KING!!AA, BS, MS from Hopkins Ended up assistant Prof of Ophthalmology Plan to retire next year.
Auborn, Richard G.FTM-2Oct 1962 – Jun 5, 1965GNice site - good luck sailors!
Scherbarth, Gordon (Sage Brush)RM2 WHEN TRANSFERREDOct 1962 – Dec 1965OC
Jones, RobertGMM3Oct 6, 1962 – Jun 25, 1966Weapons
Powell, JohnBT2Oct 14, 1962 – Sep 10, 1964Mdiv
Turenne, Emile profile iconE3Oct 22, 1962 – 1964BTC
Archer, Richard/archRDSA TO RD3Nov 1962 – Aug 1964OICame on board knowing squat about he Navy. Learned fast from Hank Allain, Greg smith and the other Brothers there. I recall that dummy in the yacht off NC! He almost messed up my getting home for my Mom's b'day party!
Willis, LarryMM2Dec 1962 – Dec 1965#2 ENGINE ROOM
Sagan, Ed (Ej)BT3Dec 1962 – Feb 1965Forward Boiler RoomAnyone remember the 1st class BT forward fireroom, Ozzie full name and any Idea where he is now? think it was R Osborn.
Minick, KennethTD1Dec 2, 1962 – Sep 27, 1963OE2nd and last TD aboard

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