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USS Semmes (DDG 18) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Semmes (DDG 18). 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 279 crew members registered for the USS Semmes (DDG 18).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1962 | 1963 – 1967 | 1968 – 1973 | 1974 – 1978 | 1979 – 1984 | 1985 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Scott, Eddie JRM11963 – 1965OCGreat Ship, Great crew
Verdino, VicMM31963 – 1967Engine Room
Camann, TomETR3Jan 1963 – Mar 1966OpsGreat crew that began a proud tradition of excellance.
Daily, Gerald (Jerry) Aka CrocagatorRD2Jul 14, 1963 – Jul 14, 1967OperationsGreat experience, got to see the world and meet many interesting and fun people
Ortiz, Oscar G.Seamen3Jul 17, 1963 – Jul 16, 1967StorekeeperI would like to know where the ship is at where's the home port also to look for the my crew
Warner, Jackie (Jack)BMSNOct 1963 – Oct 3, 1965DeckAny old shipmates that remember this old farmboy, fell free to contact me.
Miele, JoeBM3Apr 1964 – Feb 17, 1967DeckI served under three COs on the Semmes, and they all agreed that if they could keep me on board the ship, I would be a 4.0 sailor!
Demuro, JoeMM2Apr 5, 1964 – Jun 10, 1965Mworked main engineroom made 64-65 med cruise
Gerrich, RobertGMCSMay 1964 – Jun 1966MIServed two tours on the Semmes in 1964-1966 and 1970-1972,retired in 1975.Great ship and crew
Hayden, Thomas J.STG-3Jun 15, 1964 – Apr 15, 1966ASGood ship, good crew! Does anyone remembering losing our sonar transducer coming back from our first Med Cruise? Also tearing out both fueling pipes!
Lindsay, Jr., Walter RaleighYN3Aug 1964 – Sep 1966NXSpent many days at sea during those years. 2 Carribean, 2 Med, Santa Domingo, New Orleans,
Bogard, Terry P.IC3Aug 10, 1964 – Nov 21, 1964RBest DDG in the Navy!
Flores, Joe FloresGMG-3Aug 16, 1964 – Aug 15, 1966SonarYes, I remember the two cruises to the Med. Sea in which we lost the whole sonar from bottom of ship plus two re-fuel pipes due to stormy weather. We took a 59 degree roll; our ship was built to take a 62 deg. roll
Geick, Glenn RoyRM3Aug 26, 1964 – Sep 5, 1966OCBest ship in the Navy,best Radio shack. Won the Big E
Barnes, Edward L. profile iconBT 3Oct 10, 1964 – Sep 10, 1967BThe best ship on the east coast. The best crew with the best cooks.
O'Dower, JohnMM21965 – 1969M"Back in the Day"
Leonard, RichardFTM2Feb 5, 1965 – Jul 3, 1969MIHad a great time. Three Med cruises, one North Atlantic (NATO) cruise, and several Caribbean.
Willingham, WadeBM2Feb 6, 1965 – Sep 3, 19691stGreat ship, great crew!!
Hubbard, RichMM3Mar 1965 – Jul 1968MIt was quite an adventure
Miller, Vernon LeoFTM3Jun 1965 – Jun 1967E-Mail: n7750864@yahoo.com
Swanzy, ScottYN2Jun 1965 – Mar 1967X DivisionLots of memories still fresh in my mind. I served with the best sailors in the navy. The Semmes was the standard of Excellence.
Jones, Lee Roy SFP2Aug 30, 1965 – Aug 30, 1969 R I AM PROUD THAT THE NAVY GAVE ME THE CHOICE TO SERVE ON BOARD THE SEMMES. AS A YOUTH IT GAVE ME A CHANCE TO GROW UP, AND LOVE THIS COUNTRY. I STAYED IN THE NAVY RESERVE AND RETIRED WITH 27 YRS AS A HTC.
Desposito, PeteETR2Sep 1, 1965 – Nov 25, 1968OE
Ernsberger, Daniel L. "Ernie"RM1Oct 1965 – Jan 1967OperationsSemmes Standard
Hendricks, JohnGM3Nov 1965 – Sep 1969GUNNERYI Had a great time on the semmes if I had it to do all over again I would make a career out of the NAVY Good times Good friends
Canavan, James/jjETR21966 – May 1968OPS
Hunstein, RalphSNJan 1966 – Aug 1966OI
Personett, ByronSTG2Jan 7, 1966 – Aug 15, 1969SONARGlad to find this site. I 'm hosting our 4th SEMMES reunion in Nashville TN in June 2008. I will be putting the info on this site & the main site, www.semmesddg18.org shortly. Please come & enjoy 3 or 4 days with your old crew members.
Johnson, GregRM3Jan 20, 1966 – Dec 12, 1968Communications
Leader, MichaelETN2Apr 1, 1966 – Dec 13, 1968electronics materialCame aboard valletamalta as etr3 served aboard the uss semmes until dec 13 1968 ubtained the rank of etn2 primary assignment in radio central and cic combat center worked on comm and radar and repaters and tacan and all other equip insidel,
Hutson, OthalGMG3May 1966 – Jul 30, 1967GLots of fun
Zieserl, JohnFTG-3Jun 1966 – Dec 1968GGreat ship! Great crew! Lots of good memories. Would love to see her again.
Sieloff, TomRD2Jul 1966 – Apr 1968
Barrentine, EarlRD2Jul 1966 – May 1968
Miller, Charles A.RD2Jul 1, 1966 – Mar 31, 1970OI
Berscheid, Jim profile iconSNSep 21, 1966 – Sep 25, 1968DECK DIVISION
Cozart, JimEM-3Oct 1966 – Aug 31, 1969R My brother Charlie (EM-2) was a crewmember from about 1964 til 1968. What great memories of the Med cruise in 1967, and the Northern Europe/Med cruise in 1968. The best friends I've ever had were all Semmes sailors. Dare To Excel !!
Doherty, RichardBMSNApr 2, 1967 – Jan 1, 19681stvery fond memories of Semmes, glad to know it is still steaming as Kimon
Baker, Archibald Hinton , JrRM2May 1967 – Dec 1, 1968Operations
Buchanan, BuckMM2May 1967 – Oct 1970M & A2nd Ship of my 27 year Navy Tour. Served 2 tours on Semmes enjoyed both. Great crews, good times a lot of hard work and a lot of fond memories.
Ogburn, BennyE3Jun 10, 1967 – Nov 11, 1967DECK FORCEI CAME ON BOARD THE DAY BEFORE WE PULLED OUT FOR A MED CRUISE.WENT TO THE AZORES,KEIL GERMANY, ALBORB DENMARK,NAPLES,ATHENS,ROTO ETC.
Mason, MichaelYN3Jul 15, 1967 – Dec 17, 1968Administrative

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