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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
Scudder, RobertMM3Jan 1968 – Sep 1971
Scudder, BobMM-3Jan 1968 – Sep 1971M
Vaughn, TadTMO2Mar 1968 – Jul 1971ASWIt was an interesting experience.
Adams, DanielSK2Oct 1968 – Dec 1970SUPPLY
Lopez, LeonHT2Nov 20, 1968 – Mar 28, 1972Damage Control/ ShipfttingSome great memories some not so great, lost touch with crew I served with. Started working at paper mill 12 days after leaving ship been there ever since.
Mason, GaryBT 2Dec 14, 1968 – May 1972Bworked for gm in the powerhouse from 72 to 09 when they shut the plant down.does anybody know where jim cox bt is living.spent most of my time onboard in the afterfireroom
McDonald, BobBT 2Dec 22, 1968 – Nov 1970EngineeringForeward Fireroom,
Christner, EdDk2 (E-5)Dec 28, 1968 – Dec 15, 1970SupplyGreat experience. Enjoyed the people I served with and made some good friends
Gannon, RobertSM3Jan 24, 1969 – Aug 8, 1972OperationsCurrently in SC.Married to Beth with 3 children
Rath, PhilGMG3May 1969 – 1971ASWGreat time, ship, and crew. Learned alot and met alot of different people and this experience helped me become a better person and lot at things with an open mind. On board when accident happened in Naples,
Kysor, VicSM2May 1, 1969 – Oct 20, 1972
Hart, Harold E.RD2Jun 1969 – Oct 1970
Ratcliff, GlenE3-FNDec 23, 1969 – Jul 1, 1971after engine roomI served with a bunch of great guys! And it was the best ship in the fleet, I had a great time. And the memories will never leave me, I wish I could see everybody again.
Ellison, MaxieBMC1970 – 1975DeckDDG-18 was the best ship I served on.
Thompson, MyronSTG 31970 – 1973ASW
Meynard, AlanE3Mar 19, 1970 – Jan 15, 1971bm
Koon, DennisPO3 GMGMay 1970 – Dec 1972GunneryHad some good times on board this ship, Remember shooting Maxie with red grease when he was in his dress whites.
Garrison, RonaldE3May 10, 1970 – Aug 1, 1973SUPPLYI WAS IN DECK FORCE AND ALSO SERVED AS POSTAL CLERK ABOARD THE SEMMES I RAN MOSTLY WITH THE GUYS ON THE SIGNAL BRIDGE, I ENJOYED MY TIME ABOARD THE SEMMES AND THE MANY FRIENDS I MADE WHILE I WAS THERE. I MET MR ALEXANDER IN AN ELIVATOR IN COLUMBIA,MO
Jones, LaverneFTG3Jul 1970 – May 1974Gunnery
Pollock, RandallRM2Jul 1970 – Oct 1971
Jones, LaverneFTG3Sep 1970 – May 1974Gunnery
Sutherland, Carl M. (Mike)FTM1Nov 21, 1970 – Nov 28, 1977
Jones, Johnnye3Mar 1, 1971 – Jul 1, 1972btwhere is lee baker. had a great ride.
Royer, ElamFTG2Jun 1971 – Dec 5, 1976GunneryOhhh, Yes, that burial at sea, and the thee days of 50 ft seas on the way home to Charleston. Remember the "Striker"?
Jes, TomFTM2Jul 1, 1971 – Nov 25, 1975MIRemember the red tug boat painted on mount 52? The truth can now be told.
Madera, Miguel (Mike)E-3Oct 1971 – Mar 1973DECKLive in Puerto Rico.
Neary, Kevin T.EM 3Nov 20, 1971 – Jan 25, 1975Egreat times life long friends M I & E COMPARTMENT WHAT FUN NOW LIVING IN MAHOPAC NY NATO CRUISE IN 73 STILL GREAT PLACES TO VISIT
Neary, Kevin T.EM 3Nov 24, 1971 – Jan 25, 1975EGreat times great crew some nice places to visit hoping to see some old friends up in grand island n.y.
Schuchman, Mike (Snook)SM1972 – Dec 1973decklooking for John Wooley,Mark Blount, Dan Barwick many good times on her mightymike56@comcast.net
Buchanan, JamesPC21972 – 1973NXI enjoyed the time spent on the Semmes and the cruises that we made.Running the post office(best job on the ship) with Ron Garrison was a blast.Great times on the Signal bridge too.
Austin, GeorgeBM3Jan 18, 1972 – Feb 15, 1974Deck
Mathews, MatYN2Feb 1972 – Aug 1975AdministrativeWorked in Ships Office with a great group of guys.
Stephens, CharlesOSCJun 2, 1972 – Oct 12, 1975OI
Petersen, William (Pete)sa,sn,Bm-3, Bm-2Jun 18, 1972 – May 20, 1975deck div.the very best ship that i have been on if i was any younger and they had ddg back in the fleet i would have not retired.
Petersen, William/petersenBM 2Aug 11, 1972 – Feb 7, 1974deck dept.
Vollman, Greg profile iconBT3Dec 1972 – 1976B
Coots, RogerBM3Dec 7, 1972 – Jun 6, 1975DeckWould like to make contact with any of my shipmates. I remember most of the entire crew of the Semmes. I'm still close friends with SN Yonts, everybody remembers the "Blade" Attended a Semmes re-union in 08. Great time.
Spencer, Gerald profile iconEM31973 – 1976ElectricalI wouldn't (in hindsight) trade my time and travels on the Semmes for anything! The Med, Indian Ocean, Seychelles, Mombassa, Montego Bay, Naples, etc. Being at sea & loved the storms!! Proud to be a Shellback & Sailor!!
Williams, TomIC2Mar 1973 – Jul 1976EThe Mideast Cruise was one of a lot of great experiences, had a lot of fun with some great people.
Wiles, MikeSEAMANMar 14, 1973 – Jul 20, 1973SupplyI remember NATO '73, The fight in Bermuda @ the British EM Club were Poohbear knock around a few British Marines. I am a grandfather of 6 now and running for the Ohio House of Representatives. I really miss the Semmes, some of the best times I'
Sater, Tony (Lil Bit)FA3May 30, 1973 – Jun 30, 1975Machinist Mate - A GangLookin for Charles Bernard and/or Benjamin Dagle, and John Dinsmore. Served with all three.
Eaton, LarrySTG2Jun 14, 1973 – Aug 12, 1976ASWBest times of my life
Eaton, LarrySTG-2Jun 19, 1973 – Aug 12, 1976ASWYes, I remember running aground in the Suez Canal! And steaming in circles in the Med, And crossing the equator in the Indian Ocean
Valero, RobertSNJul 1973 – Feb 1975Deck
Thomas, TommieMMCAug 15, 1973 – Oct 12, 1976M
Bickleman, JosephGMG 3Aug 15, 1973 – Jun 1, 1976GunneryI remember the good times in Gitmo, and the Middle East Cruise, and the good times in Charleston, SC, with former shipmates.

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