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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 | 1971 – 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
Heintz, WarrenSN1971 – 19733rdUSNR.Two Years active duty.Sure glad I failed that Quartermaster A school and had my duty station changed to the Detroit! Honestly.Hello to all my friends. What a great bunch all hands were. P Boat Coxswain. Shellback/Blue Nose
McCool, Trevis (Gunner Mac)FTG21971 – 1974weps
Keating, EverettE-31971 – 1974B Division
Dodge, Billgm1971 – 1975Wepons
Hardman, JohnDP31971 – 1974S-1Great times and fond memories. Many fabulous friends. Would love to have a reunion with all the guys that were there when I was.
Dalton, Bobby RayE 41971 – Apr 1975EEnjoyed my time on the USS Detroit. Meet a lot of good people, made a lot of memories. Now retired from coal mines after 31 years as an electrician. Member of Rockcastle Baptist church. Would love to hear from friends.
Ross, RonaldAK21971 – 1973S-6
Freeburger, ThomasENS/LTJGJan 1971 – Aug 1973ELike to hear from any of you who remember me. Particularly like to find Bud (Chip) Gear.
Rakers, CharlesQM2Jan 1971 – May 1974NAV
Rakers, Charlesqm2Jan 1, 1971 – Jun 1974navigation
Vaz, RonnieSM2Jan 2, 1971 – Jul 1971communicatonsreported jan 2, 1971 and promptly set sail for gitmo. it was quite an experience especially stops in daytona beach and jamaica. great group on the signal bridge and radio. capt hollywood bob was quite a show.
Murrell, BobbySNFeb 1971 – Dec 19723rd
Schipmann, SchippyOS3Feb 1971 – May 1974OILiving in NJ and living well., Saw ship was missing from the pier . Wondered what happened to it.
Hoffman, JaySNFeb 10, 1971 – Feb 10, 1972SecondWas young, wish I would of know then what I know now. I would of stayed.
George, DaveRM-3, SHELLBACK, BLUENOSEMar 1971 – Jun 26, 1974OCHello to all. Many great memories and friends. More fun than a person should be allowed to have. Two Meds, North Atlantic, and wonderful Capetown. dav3gr@aol.com
Sprague, DavidBT3Mar 10, 1971 – Mar 10, 1974Bwas aboard when homeported in newport would like to hear from old shipmates
Morain, Kenneth KenSNMar 29, 1971 – Oct 19721 stReported while Detroit was in Boston. Shellback (Capetown) Blue Nose (Norway). I was at the helm through the Straits of Mesina. Alot of great memories.
Sweeney, DanielSNApr 1971 – Apr 19733rd
Odess, Dennis seaman E2Apr 1, 1971 – Nov 30, 19731st division
Anderson, RoyceSH 2Apr 14, 1971 – Mar 10, 1975Supply3 Med Cruise You may remember me as Andy the Gedunk Man
Bertrand, Pete Jr.MM3Apr 15, 1971 – Jan 4, 1975MASSINGED TO FORWARD EVAPORATOR IN FORWARD ENGINE ROOM.MMC BILLY JACK RATLIFF WAS CHIEF IN CHARGE. OTHER CREW WERE STEVE WIGO,MOUSE,JERRY SHAW,MM1 FLEETWOOD,FRANK DISHMAN,TOMMY MOODY.NEWPORT WAS HOME PORT.
Laenger, Chuckdc3May 1971 – Jun 1, 1973rgood duty.floating hotel.where are you hamm shaw real hurtiua,timmer.john handcock
Mitchem, ThomasgunnermateMay 1, 1971 – Nov 22, 1972weaponsI was a 18 year old kid from Detroit, everyone called me MITCH, I went on the first MED DEPLOYMENT, had a great time, living in Dallas, Tx. now, i have lots of pictures email me and i will share what pictures i have.
Smart, EdwardSK3May 15, 1971 – Jan 20, 1973SkI would like to have some of my old ship mate e-mail me at smarted52@aol.com
Nichols, WilliamYN2May 21, 1971 – Jun 30, 1972I served as the Deck Department Yeoman, a Yeoman in the Captain's Office and as a Legal Clerk and Court Reporter. I was in the precommissioning detail in San Deigo and at Bremerton, Washington.
Moore, JosephSEAMANMay 24, 1971 – Dec 14, 1972WeaponsI had some of the best times of my life while on this ship. I enjoyed the 1st med. cruise the Detroit made. I made many friends while on the Detroit. I also enjoyed having Newport for a homeport. I was proud to serve aboard the Detroit.
Moss, TerryseamanapprenticeMay 30, 1971 – Dec 1, 19723rd divisionBow hook on Captain Gig.Winch check or on light cargo at sea station.Crossed the Arctic Circle Sept 17th.Shellback, crossed the equator.Best time ever had in Spain, Italy,and Rhode Island.Where I was stationed.Steve and I had alot of fun.
Jim, JamesFNJun 1971 – Nov 1972BI had good time and made a lot of friends> I have been keeping in touch with Elmer Henderson. I was the only full Native American Indian aboard during the time I was I was aboard. Sure like to hear from alot of you.
Johnson, DanielFTG-3Jun 1, 1971 – Sep 27, 1973WeaponsI flushed the commode on the plane when it flew over the ship in Palma when I was discharged (ha ha)
Milt Williams, PappySNJun 3, 1971 – Feb 2, 19733rdShellback Sept 17th, L.S.E for HC6 support . push P.boat an that big butt 50feeter U bout we had!!remenber get that thing in an out of the water.
Stacey, MichaelbmsnJun 15, 1971 – Feb 27, 1975first division
Gorham, Douglas J/butchGMG 2Jun 18, 1971 – Jan 15, 1975Weapons
Williams, MichaelSEAMAN E-3Jul 1971 – Dec 1972DECK DIVISIONLOOKING FOR SHIPMATES FROM JULY 1971 TO DECEMBER 1972 WHO CAN VERIFY MY SERVICE AT THE TIME, VERIFY A RACE RIOT ON BOARD THE SHIP, AND THE NEAR COLLISION OF THE USS DETROIT WITH A CIVILIAN SHIP FOR A PENDING V.A. CLAIM.
Dowhaniak, ConradSK3Sep 1971 – Feb 1974SupplyServed under RB MClinton, Charley Smith, and Masters. Would like to hear from anyone who was in supply at that time
Faison, StevenBT3Sep 24, 1971 – Jul 31, 1973B
Toczylowski, Edmund SkiE2Oct 7, 1971 – Sep 6, 19722
Skorski, MikeE3&2&1Nov 1971 – Nov 1972Aft BoilersI wish i could remember more of those days! Anyone have photos? I have none at all!
Wilhide, DougQM2Nov 1971 – Aug 1972navigationCame aboard in Naples, to relieve QM Henry. Survived hurried trips to Gitmo and trek across equator on way to aborted tour in Vietnam. Wrote poems -- "From the Port Wing" -- and left a couple copies in the library. Still writing.
Wertheimer, George Wert.BM E3Nov 19, 1971 – Nov 15, 1973FIRST DECKBEST TIME OF MY LIFE. A LOT OF HARD WORK . GOOD LIBERTY SHELL BACK & BLUE NOSE
Pew, AlanPN3Dec 1971 – May 1973Executive
Del Gatto, BobE3Dec 1971 – May 1973A Gang/Diesel shopHi all, maybe we can make some contacts here. I had some really good times on the Detroit
Combs, GregHNDec 1971 – May 19732div-->H2Div-->H Div (Stryker)-->Tr'd to HCSGLKS-->Tr'd to NRMCGLKS-->Tr'd to DMO COM 9--> HOME! What a ride...

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