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USS Detroit (AOE 4) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Detroit (AOE 4). 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 1287 crew members registered for the USS Detroit (AOE 4).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | 1970 – 1970 | 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1975 | 1976 – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 | 2002 – 2003 | 2004 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Eberle, GaryYN31970 – 1971Plankowner
Bankston, JamesBM31970 – 19723rd
Robertson, James M.RM21970 – 1973Ops
Rogers, KeithMR21970 – 1972APlank Owner
Ware, SteveRM21970 – 1973OperationsPlankowner. Currently a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry and own S. R. Ware Associates, Inc. (www.srwa.net)
Neu, JackFTG21970 – 1973WeaponsPlank owner, Shellback, Mossback, Bluenose
Carlson, RichardPN21970 – 1972XMy favorite things: Broom Hockey, Walt Alessi, Jim Latta, the Rookie and busting good ole Chief Wilson.
Henderson, Elmer profile iconBT31970 – 1973BGot on board ship in Bremerton Washington while it was in drydock still being built. I'm a plank owner and a shellback.
Weid, RobertBMSN1970 – Apr 1972Third DivisionPlank Owner, Moss Back, Shell Back
Yarolin, Tomsm31970 – 1972communicationsPlank Owner Ships Artist Moss Back
Morris, Ronrd31970 – 1973OIcontact me.
Olmstead, AllenMMFN1970 –MPlankowner
Weidner, BillETN-31970 – 1972OPS
Dennis, William (Bill)EM31970 – Jan 1974Engineering / Electrical3 Med Cruises, Several Gitmo &NATO Exercises, Artic Circle, Took the Fleet to Cape Town South Africa (Pollywog). an excellently designed Fast, Combat Support Ship. Rarely in Port.- Love to hear from fellow Electricians.
Anderson, Carl (Andy)RD3/OS# NOW OSCJan 1970 – Apr 1973OIWe're planning a Detroit reunion this August in Seattle. Email me if you are intrerested...also, if you have shipmates emails, please send to me so I can get the work out my email is cwajr22@yahoo.com
Layng, DonOS2Jan 1970 – Apr 1973RADARPLANKOWNER, SHELLBACK(TWICE), MOSSBACK, BLUE NOSE.
Roth, MikeSH2Jan 1970 – Oct 1973supplyplankowner,shellback,mossback,bluenose. Retired State Trooper
Peloquin, Michael H (Bird)SK3Jan 1970 – Aug 1973Supply S-1 Plankowner Great days and crew, would be nice to hear from some of you.
Narry, Patsk3/2Jan 1970 – Aug 1971supplystarted on balance crew in san deigo then to brem. lived in port orchard. got off in athens on med cruise.
Morgan, RichardS/R 3/8sJan 1, 1970 – Dec 31, 19712nd DivisionPlank owner, shell back, moss back. Can be contacted at silverbullitone@hotmail.com Retired Florida Correctional Officer. Now live in Winchester, Tenn.
Higgins, TerenceE-4Jan 1, 1970 – Oct 6, 1973OperationsHi all from the CIC Gang... Now retired, and well. ..updated: April,2012.
Vasquez, Ronald WBT3Jan 20, 1970 – Sep 1, 1972BPlankowner
Montagnino, JoeBM3Jan 23, 1970 – Jul 1, 1971FirstPlank Owner & Shellback
Jindracek, JimSNFeb 1970 – Jun 19731st & GunnersmatePlankholder, Shellback, Bluenose. I remember standing iceberg watches going around the horn. I was discharged in Newport RI. Still here!
Bauer, DaveBM3Feb 1970 –1stPre Com. till discharge Dec. 1971
Hamm, BillHT-3Feb 1970 – Apr 1973Plank Owner / Shellback I miss a lot of the guys. Still looking for Henry Lee. The burial at sea still makes a good story. Still think of my radio show co-hosts, TBone Hotdog Shaw, Country Joe and Rapping Ray.
Friesen, BobGMG2Feb 1970 – Apr 1973WeaponsPlankowner, Shellback, Mossback, Bluenose
Huff, ArtDC 3Feb 1, 1970 – Dec 16, 1971RPlankowner,Shellback.
Lafferty, Franksm3Feb 1, 1970 – Jul 7, 1971operationsgreat time, I left before the first Med cruise, mistake, went to Alaska instead
Fernandez, DavidSH2Feb 6, 1970 – Oct 6, 1971S-3Plank Owner, Sheelback, Mossback aboard the Detroit, after active duty went Reserves, as a SeaBee with MCB 16 until 1985, Retired as a Police Officer in 2004
Have, Gerald Van DerGMG3Feb 7, 1970 – Jan 15, 1973WeaponsPlankowner
Jackson, VernonE4/YN3Feb 10, 1970 – Nov 16, 1971XPlankowner, Shellback
Botwinik, Marvin-bulwinkleOS-3Feb 23, 1970 – Jul 31, 1971Operations
Campbell, JohnSKSNMar 1970 – Dec 1971SupplyPlankower, Shellback, USNR, Supply Office Clerk. A lot of good times.
Leggett, JamesBMSNMar 1970 – Nov 19712ndPlankowner, Shellback
Scrivner, JohnSEAMANMar 1970 – Oct 22, 1971Ship ServiceI came aboard While The aoe was still in dry dock in Bremerton. after comissning we sailed to Newport R.I. I am a Plankowner and a Shellback.
Mayer, TomSK3Mar 1970 – Nov 1971SupplyPlank Owner
Flores, JohnBM3Mar 1970 – Nov 6, 19723rd DivisionPlank Owner, Blue Nose, Shellback, 1 Med Cruise, Gitmo. Coxswain, Crane Operator, Underway Replenishment crew, Sailed around South America to homeport in Rhode Island. Great crew.
Bishop, TomFNMar 1, 1970 – Dec 21, 1971MPlankowner, Shellback
Telford, Wayne C.LTJGMar 1, 1970 – May 8, 1971EngineeringPlankowner & Shellback
Brandon, DaveSNMar 1, 1970 – Jul 1, 1971CommunicationDoes anyone know if you can go aboard the Detroit in Philly ? I'm retired and living in Hattiesburg, Ms. after 25 years in the lounge business. Does anybody know how to get in touch with LTjg. John Giles ( Radar ) ?
Richardson, BruceHTMar 1, 1970 – Jul 1, 1971R-1PLANK OWNER, SHELLBACK, MOSSBACK TRANSFERRED TO USS GRAND CANYON 1971, THEN TO FTC MAYPORT FIREFIGHTING INSTRUCTOR UNTIL 1977
Ryan, BillEN3Mar 1, 1970 – Jul 25, 1973EngineeringA Gang
Wakelin, DavidLTjgMar 1, 1970 – Jul 1, 1972Supply departmentPlankowner and Shellback. I enjoyed the ship immensely and had many wonderful friendships. I learned a lot of valuable lifetime lessons serving on the Detroit. LTCDR Bob Rumpf was a patient boss, with high expectations.
Mabee, HowardbmsnMar 1, 1970 – Nov 30, 19711stplankowner,shellback,mossback,med cruise 1st div what a grest bunch of guys to serve 7 sail with, will never forget any of them !
Padgett, StephenMM2Mar 10, 1970 – Jul 21, 1972M
Story, CharlieSEAMAN E3Mar 17, 1970 – Sep 17, 1972Supply
Abildgaard, DavidBMSNMar 27, 1970 – Sep 15, 19731stplankowner
McCubbin, Rodger Fat Macsk3Mar 28, 1970 – Jan 13, 1972S-1retired from ford motor co. after 34 years
Dyer, RonaldSNApr 28, 1970 – May 24, 1972X DIVI crossed the equator on her 5 times,2 med. cruises
Taylor, PrentisE-3May 1970 – Jun 3, 1971Supply S-3I learned a lot about life as a young man by serving aboard the USS DEtroit.
Jones, TerrySeamanMay 6, 1970 – Dec 17, 19712ndI was a Boatsmate, sailed across the Mediterranean sea when the USS Detroit made its first Med Cruise in 1971.
Porter, Sr, MikeMM3Jul 20, 1970 – May 1, 1972MAft Engine room - Fwd. & Aft Evaps.
Arnold, Steven W.QM3Aug 1970 – Apr 1974navigation
Schindel, Richard W.MMFNAug 1970 – Jan 17, 1971mi left on 1/17/71 my 21 st birthday on emergency leave. i never returned. got hurt myself and ended up great lakes hosp. new ship DD699 USS WALDRON.
Hinsen, RickMR-2Aug 1970 – Jul 1971AI got on the ship in Long Beach,Ca. and made the cruise around So. America to Newport. I made the Gitmo trip (my 2nd time in 2 yrs.) I was to short to make the med cruise and was transferred to Grand Canyon.
Frenette, MichaelRM3Sep 1970 – Jan 1974CommunicationsCaught the ship in Newport and stayed with her until her change of port (Norfolk) in 1974. frenettem@hotmail.com
Sumter, Michael/cookieCS3Sep 20, 1970 – Oct 19, 1973Just found this list and would like to contact some old ship mates my E-mail is mkmomike@earthlink.net
Domask, Robert (Bob)RM3Dec 20, 1970 – Nov 11, 1973Radio CommSales Training and Development manager for Sysco Foods of Philadelphia. AOE 4 is moored two block from my office.

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