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USS Merrimack (AO 179) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Merrimack (AO 179). 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 291 crew members registered for the USS Merrimack (AO 179).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1981 | 1982 – 1986 | 1987 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Allie, Frances M.MM30000 –
Fenner, William1957 –
Mears, DennisICC (SW) - ENS.Oct 1978 – Feb 1983E DivPrecomm and commissioning crew.
Wales, RichardBMC1980 – 1982DeckPlankowner It was tough but we made it the greatest oiler in the fleet thanks to a great crew an a great CO
Kirkland, EdwardEM21980 – 1985EPlank Owner, GE Consel School, general pain
Gee, GregMM 21980 – May 1982A GangPlankowner, NEW ORLEANS!!! What a duty station!!! Ralph Dean, Randy Werth, Elphinstone, Wayne Edwards, Merrick Brown, Andy Collins, Tedd Elliott, Made lots of friends. Best duty station I had. g3times@aol.com. Reunion?
Tedd, ElliottQM21980 – 1982opsPlank Owner / What a crew we had and thanks to all guys like Greg Gee, Randy Werth, Mike Cos, And Tim Durant and Dean Grizzle and of course Chief Midget and the CO/XO teddelliott@yahoo.com
Hoggard, DanBT1Apr 1980 – Jul 1983BPlankowner junior BT1 of 6 onboard New Orleans to Norfolk What a ship
Collins, AndyIC1Apr 1980 – May 1983EPLANKOWNER, CCTV,AUTOMATED PROPULSION TECH, DAYTONA GE SCHOOL, SEATRIALS, GITMO, GOT MARRIED WHILE I WAS ABOARD 23 YRS LATER STILL, BS NURSING RN 14 YRS, TWINS 10.5 YRS, LIVE IN INDEPENDENCE MO. I SURE MADE A LOT OF FRIENDS GOOD MEMORIES.
Leviski, DaveET1Apr 1980 – Sep 1983operationsOriginal Plank Owner. There from the beginning, from Avondale on down the line. Still working for GE Medical as Field Engineer here in the Baltimore/Washington area since I left. Married 25 years 2 great kids. ET Bob Savage lives here also
Taylor, WilliamRM3Aug 1980 – Dec 7, 1983OperationsPlankowner... 3rd to report aboard after XO and Sr Chief! Does anyone remember the original Merrimack safety slogan? One spark and Boom! Now live in Salinas, Ecuador where I have a Hotel on the beach www.hostalaqui.com
Dean, RalphMM1Aug 1980 – Aug 1984Plank Owner - Would love to hear from you guys. Would love a reunion in Norfolk, Va. Lots to do and lots of Military History. Retired MasterChief. rcdean9489@embarqmail.com, Enjoyed my tour of duty on the ship.
Stone, ThomasMS3RD CLASS PETTY OFFICERAug 9, 1980 – Jul 10, 1983
Gourd, JohnSN1981 – 1984DeckPlankowner
Diaz, FabioSEAMAN1981 – 1984deckplankowner
Alarie, DaleEN21981 – 1984APlankowner. ENC Gibson, MMC Dean, BTFN FOAD, Yardbirds, Helo crash in the Med, Steel Beach, MR2 Asmo, filter cleaning shop, Welcome alongside, Shellback/Bluenose, Monk, Hercules, What a blast.
Stone, ThomasMS31981 – 1983supplylooking for old friends and I also am a plank owner..and also helped in commissioning the uss monogehela ao-176 e-mail me at thom_stone@yahoo.com!!
Crawford, GeraldSN CRAWFORD GERALD1981 – 1983DeckOriginal PLANKOWNER BE good to hear from old shipmates popsinthebush@yahoo.com
Moore, StevenOS31981 – 1984Ops (CIC)Original Plankowner
Kujak, ScottGMG21981 – Jul 1984Deckplankowner
Kosse, ThomasBM31981 – 1985DeckOriginal crew and Plank Owner
Coslet, MikeQM21981 – 1984Navigationpre-commissioning and Plankowner
Eggert, DonBM31981 – 1985DeckWow, seeing this brings back a lot of memories. I hope to hear from some of my ole shipmates soon. I've been talking to Mark Pugh and Bo Gilder. I hope you all have been staying safe and doing good!!
Rotunda, JimBT21981 – 1985BPLANKOWNER...I remember how much fun we had in jamaica!!!!! i think??hmmmm
Gonzales, Ronnie ( Gonzo )E3/MS1981 – 1985Supply
Harris Sr, GarySMCJan 1981 – Jun 1984OperationsRetired 1989 Live in Athens Ga. WFFO was the best ship I ever served on. Great times with a great crew. Plank owner with the best.
Peck, Richard/jg/boats/bingSNFeb 1981 – Jan 1984Deck DepartmentHey everybody! Let me jog my brain a little bit. Scott Preston where are you? Sparky, where are you. John Gourd, what's up? Gonzo! Avellino! Tony D!Hurricane(Kevin Hunter)Capt's Cook, what a job, second off the ship.
Ford, JeffreyseamanFeb 1981 – Jan 1984DeckPlankowner
Santamour, JoelE3Feb 1, 1981 – Feb 28, 1985
Durant, Tim FredIC 2Feb 9, 1981 – Feb 9, 1985EPLANKOWNER GOOD TIMES LONG HOURS WHAT A BLAST HEARD FROM JOEL ? ANY BODYELSE E MAIL Durant_70@hotmail.com
Zimmerman, RogerMS2-MS1Mar 1981 – May 1984Food ServicePlankowner
Peterson, WillieBM3Mar 18, 1981 – May 28, 1984RASEWHAT A GOOD TIME WE HAD WAS A PLANLOWNER WFFO DECK AND RASE WAS THE BESTS
Edwards, WayneE-5Apr 5, 1981 – Aug 31, 1985Engineer in Unrep Div.Plank owner, Spent way to much time in a wet suit. It is great to here all the stories. I remember NONE.lol.
Sinclair, LarryApr 10, 1981 – Feb 1, 1983Had a lot of good times. Anybody remember losing fires off the coast of Cuba. Every time the hatches were closed or opened going to main control it would kill the fires. Sure made things interesting.
Watkins, RaoulSA/E2May 10, 1981 – 1900decklooking for my old salt dogs willie peterson bm1 dilliard lonnie chipp and arnold foster miss u guys
Austin, Jimbt2Jun 1981 – Dec 1985b divtoo much fun!!! still laugh about our trip to jamaica
Avellino, DominicMS2Jun 1, 1981 – Jun 14, 1984MSI am one of the original plank owners. I was one of the cooks on the ship, worked for the Captain. Still keep in touch with Gonzo, Tony DiPasquale and Jimmy McKnight. Would love to here from old friends. Avellinod@aol.com
Gonzales, Ronnie "Gonzo"MS3Jun 5, 1981 – May 5, 1985SupplyI am one of the original plankowners. I was one of the cooks on the ship. I worked for the Captain. I talk to Tony, Doc & Jimmy McKnight. Recently met up with Steven Moore & John McMullen. Would love to hear from my old shipmates.
Coe, William JrSNJul 1981 – Jun 1984plankowner
Myers, RonaldSK2Jul 1981 – Jul 1984SupplyStill alive and well. Living in New York
Valenta, DavidLCDRJul 7, 1981 – Jul 1983Deck Department HeadA great 3 years on the finest ship with a proud and very professional crew.WFFO is the best. Looking forward to our reunions.
Stanley, TomGMGAug 1981 – 1985DeckPlankowner
Earley, RodSH3Sep 1, 1981 – Aug 1, 1985SUPPLYI was 18 it was a blast, I had alot of fun! I had to try to sell those ugly WFFO t-shirts in the ship's store, yes a plankowner
Jewett, MichaelMM2Sep 15, 1981 – Mar 10, 1986Cargo/ A- GangPlankowner. New Orleans, 2 Meds.,North Atlantic,Bluenose, Shellback,Oslo,tattoos,WFFO always,copter crash on pad, twisted bow from hurricane, Gitmo twice, keep those floors waxed,watches-6 on, 6 off,WE WERE THE FIRST AND THE BEST.
Jewett, MikeMM2Sep 15, 1981 – Mar 10, 1986A / Cargo
Sigmon, JeffreyEM3Oct 1981 – Nov 1984eoriginal crew and plankowner
McNutt, Kenneth profile iconHTFNNov 1981 – Jan 21, 1983RPlank Owner
Mondul, StevenCDRNov 14, 1981 – Feb 14, 1984Plankowner and Commissioning CO. WFFO Forever.I know it was a lot of work guys, but we were the best!!
Bolinger, Rob (Pc)PC2Nov 14, 1981 – Jul 21, 1985AdminPlankowner, some of the best guys I ever worked with and some of the best times I ever spent in the military.
Lamb, KennethBM2Nov 16, 1981 – Aug 3, 1985DeckKenneth Lamb served on WFFO,

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