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USS Conyngham (DDG 17) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Conyngham (DDG 17). 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 Conyngham (DDG 17).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1965 | 1966 – 1969 | 1970 – 1974 | 1975 – 1978 | 1979 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Corbin, SteveSTG 21970 – 1974A/S Division
Arnold, PhilGMM11970 – 1975G Div
Harrison, DanielYN3Jan 1970 – Sep 1970R
Fry, ChuckSH3Feb 1970 – 19721st
Fernandez, RichardBT 3Mar 1970 – Feb 1972B
Eshleman, MichaelSK2Jul 5, 1970 – Sep 9, 1973Supply
Willis, RichardFTMCOct 1970 – Apr 1972FC
Willis, RichardFTCSOct 31, 1970 – Apr 15, 1972MissileGreat ship with great leadership. Gus boat had a proud heritage which the crew tried to enhance. Proud to have served on her.
Eves, DaveRM2Dec 20, 1970 – Apr 20, 1974OCLeft gus as RM2 retired many years later RMCM
Howard, ThomasEN 21971 – 1972Rgood med trip,& trip to north pole ,largest war ship up the mississippi river
Durbin, ThomEM3Jan 1971 – May 1973E/R DivisionLeft ship as EM2; Re-enlisted by CHENG
Mumm, ThomasMM3Sep 1971 – Mar 1973RI had a good time on the Med cruise. Also got a blue nose on the North Atlantic cruise being in the Arctic Circle. Was a great experience that I think of alot. My career was HVAC the same thing I did on the Conyngham
Smit, EdET3Dec 1971 – May 1975OE1st ship, 1st command. Great memories of the MED and North Atlantic. Miss those days. Not so great of those days in the shipyard. Retired 93 ETCM.
Blankingship, Roy1972 –
Westbrook, DavidMM31972 –Engineering/A GangI enjoyed the time I served on The Old Gus Boat. Hope to catch up with some of you old Salty Sea Dogs.
Kuhr, Richard profile iconMM31972 – 1973Machinery DivisionFirst time PMS was introduced to the ship. Hull crack and all still deployed for combat.
Barton, CharlesBT31972 – 1974B DivisionThis was my first ship, Also served on USS Iwo Jima LPH -2 and USS Inchon LPH-12
Knudson, Terry (Tk)YN2Feb 24, 1972 – Nov 24, 1974ONXGreat crew, great OPS in Mediterranean, North Atlantic, and fun times at Sandbridge house while at Portsmouth and apartments in Oceanside area.
Farina, MarioSEAMENFeb 25, 1972 – Feb 25, 19751st BMLooking for any old pal`s.
Redburn, KenFTM2Mar 1972 – Dec 1976GMissile Radar My first and only boat. 4+ yrs on the ol Gus boat!
Pealer, DavidETSNMar 1972 – Jan 1974OEI have lots of memories of my time on board. Met a lot of great people and remember the skipper Fernald. Two med and north Atlantic cruises. I remember Gibson, Steel, Dague, Smitty, Long, Barnes, Privatelly (sp) Doane.
Meyer, DavidOS2Mar 1972 – Aug 1975OITwo bluenose and 3 med deployments while on board and served with a lot of good people.
Waits, JamesOS3Sep 1972 – Jun 1974OperationsWas on board during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Found a great picture by googling the ships name, that's allegedly taken by the Soviet tattletale.
Tramp, RickRM2Sep 15, 1972 – May 16, 1974OCMed Cruise, north Atlantic,
Beccue, Lloyd Aka profile iconBm 3rd Class Petty OfficerOct 1972 – Aug 1975First
Decuir, David ("dj")YEOMAN 3RD CLASSNov 16, 1972 – Jan 20, 1975Engineering LogroomI was logroom yeoman under the direction of Lt. Robert Meintzer, Ltjg Mitchell, Ltgj Heisick, and WO Robert Davis. My XO was "KJ" Raye who was replaced by Mack C. Gaston (LCDR).
Chase, Dave "Codder"SM21973 – 1977Communications
Morrison, Steve (Hud)RD21973 – Aug 2, 1975AROUND THE WORLD , UNITAS (SOUTH AMERICAN) MED , NORTH ATLANTIC ENGLAND,KEEL-GERMANY AND LENINGRAD-RUSSIA . 4 OUTSTANDING CRUISES TO YOUNG TO TRULY APPRECIATE. WE DID SOME TOURS WHILE IN PORT , BUT MOST WERE OF THE RED LIGHT DISTRICTS , TRUE SAILOR.
Choroshyliw, NickSTG31973 – 1976A/S2 Med Cruises, 2 North Atlantic, a UNITAS, and a bunch or other evolutions. Good ship with good spirit and a good crew. We still get together every year although some of our shipmates have passed. Gusboat was my first.
Coble, Richard  NEWseaman e-11973 – 1974boiler techmiss a lot of the guys one for sure ( frank alessio) this guy could sleep any time and anywhere. great memories. accept the new sailors welcome took for days to get the grease,metal shards,coffee, and so on.
Reckner, William L. Reckner IIOS 2Mar 1973 – Jul 1976OIRemeber lot's of good people, lot's of good time's,miss all of `em. CIC was a great place. House at Sandbridge Beach during yard work at Portsmoth
Mills, Ran profile iconYN2Mar 1, 1973 – Dec 31, 1976OperationsGreat Officers and Crew! So many friends I was lucky to have onboard GusBoat! Playing softball in Italy and Venezuela, Liberty in Naples - and coming back to Norfolk (even for a short time)
Puls, JoeFTG1Mar 9, 1973 – Feb 17, 19752nd2nd Div LPO and Leading FTG. Thanks Chief Gray for setting me on my way to making Master Chief. Believe me I passed it on to others. Lt Hess you were the bomb, GREAT Dept Head. Many fond memories of work and play.
Schaefer, Cliff Aka GmanOS2Apr 15, 1973 – Aug 16, 1976OIDidn't know until recently the Gusboat was broken up 20 miles from where i now live.
Thornburg, ChuckE3Jun 1973 – Oct 1975commissarydone 3 med cruises. worked in galley with pappy, guys named hill & english, had a buddy in the hole named sam middleton. would like to hear from others. looking for ball cap or other items from that era. sam if you read this email me.
Odom, RaySNDec 1973 – Sep 1975!stmed cruise 74 overhall 75 remember bm chief caldwell billy d, curly, david downs,gary vincent,od,bm1 yeager,farino,rat,and others if you were on gus in 73to75 get in touch
Pfau, Richard Rich)SM21974 – 1977OS
Jones, Richard L.HT2May 1974 – Jul 1975RMy second DDG, fourth dry dock activity. Keith Fields, are you out there?
Pflug, CarlMS3Jun 14, 1974 – Dec 16, 1977Supply
Owens, TonyFTM2Jul 1, 1974 – Mar 1, 1978Weapons
Lousley, JonHT3Nov 1974 – Jun 10, 1977R

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