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USS Knox (FF 1052) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Knox (FF 1052). 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 324 crew members registered for the USS Knox (FF 1052).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1971 | 1972 – 1975 | 1976 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Randolph, MichaelRM3Apr 3, 1978 – Mar 3, 1980Communicationsthe Radio Shack
Taylor, ChadHMT E4Jun 1978 – Jun 1981Eng
Gorby, SteveBT2Jul 1978 – Aug 1981
Ferguson, GlenSTG3/STG2Sep 1978 – Oct 1980ASMy first ship after "C" school. I left the day the ship was placed in the Yokosuka drydock for overhaul. Never could catch a yard period. Always haze gray and underway.
Hanske, JohnEW2Sep 1978 – Sep 1980OEMy first and best ship! Remember Biggs, Greier, and Hanson? Geraldton, Santa Claus during Xmas Unreps, and hey Wickert, I have a pic of you,Greier and Murphy at the Korean NBC triangle bell alarm! Thanx CO Hartman for your gig at Pataya Beach Thai.
Alonzo, Larry (Gonzo)BM2Dec 1978 – Jun 1982DeckStill recall the day I reported cold and gloomy all of my %$$%$ on my back,20 yrs later departed with the same %^%^ on my back sunny and bright Mayport,FL. (Humbling) Had a damn good time!
Fabian, DavidEM21979 – 1981ESeems like so long ago. It was kind of fun though when I think back on it now. Got out after 4 years.
Vega, ReyHTFN1979 – 1981
Vega, ReyHTFN1979 – 1981RI just want to say hello and thank you to HT1 Huffman and FTG Steven Fuller.
Thompson, JohnSTG3 Thompson1979 – 1981SonarFirst Ship, Underway many a Day and Many a night. Fond memories, Learned to be a leader, served me well over the years. I ended up working for many Electronic companies all over the world. 12 years With AUTEC, Florida.
Larson, MikeBM3Feb 1, 1979 – Jan 19, 19811stFirst ship, what a beautiful start to 10 very fine years in the U.S.N.
Gugel, Barny profile iconE4Mar 1979 – Dec 1981CICYeah I served when the captain was Hartman and the last one was Bustemante had a lot of cool ports and even becsame s a shellback on this ship.Kept in touch with guys like Bobby Sovil from texas But does anyone have Info on Shane Star ?
Depriest, Stephen MHM2Apr 29, 1979 – Mar 9, 1982Unique experience, I am still telling sea stories.
Morris, EbbFTG1May 1979 – Jul 19842ndLots of good time on this boat.
Fears, JimFTG1Aug 1979 – Dec 19812ndWhat a ship and what a crew. Served with Steve Fuller, Mark Ogg, and Ebb Morris. They were great shipmates and we had a blast. Remember getting stranded in Diego Garcia (Dodge City)?
Rose, Ron profile iconE5 HT2Sep 1979 – Sep 1982RHull Maintenance Technician - HT-4954 and HT-4955 Welder - Yokosuka, Japan Retired DOJ FBOP Senior Officer Specialist 2010.
Stubbe, Michael E.STG2Sep 10, 1979 – Aug 4, 1981AS
Hackett, ThomasMMFNSep 17, 1979 – Mar 16, 1981engine room
Kilpatrick, BrianEM3Oct 30, 1979 – Apr 30, 1981Electricalshe was on of the best times of my life. We saw Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea, Phillipeens, Australia, India, Guam, Diego Garcia, And Japan was my home port. We also saw the launch of the USSR Minsk-12 miles off the coast of the Soviet Union
Landry, Georgee-4Nov 1979 –R divisionserved TAD as hull maintenance tech 3RD class from USS MIDWAY ,only served 3 months or so and transferred back to Midway41
Kulhanek, Charles (Chuck)IC2Dec 31, 1979 – Sep 17, 1981ElectricalLike many others, there were many wonderful memories. It seems like yesterday that I step foot on board the USS Knox. I can't believe it's been over 25 years.
Bostic, John "Boz"STGSN1980 – 1983weps/asI remember the pink panther break away tune and cj bustamanaday was the old man
Hillyard, ChuckMSSN1980 – 1983supplywas the first ship i served on loved being stationed in yokosuka and the the IO tour P.I. hong kong singapore korea australia & tasmania and all the other places we went it was the best time of my life great crewmates and good times
Davis, Steve DavisSM31980 – 1983operationsI too remember Bustamanaday.. seems like he had my number.
Judge, KenHT21980 – 1982R-Div.I miss all the good times together.
Laforte, Tomos3Jan 1980 – Dec 1983opsGreat time while on board, crossing the line and hitting all the ports when deployed.Shouts out to everyone who served aboard. For me the "don't ask/don't tell came too late. Proudly "Out" and proud to have served aboard
Scheffer, CraigEM2Jan 15, 1980 – Jun 12, 1983EngineeringLots of great times and great memories.
Szalo, Steve profile iconSH2Feb 15, 1980 – Jan 15, 1982S-3
Weber, JeffMMFR-MM3Mar 1980 – Feb 1982M
Hillis, Jesse "jd"BT2Apr 20, 1980 – Jun 16, 1985BHaze Grey and underway. It's a pity they sunk her.
Leal, ErnestHTFNJun 1980 – Jun 1980R Div
Pratt, JimBT1(SW)Aug 1980 – Jul 1982BServed 2 times on the Knox aside from the previous listed I also served 1984-1987
Hawalka, Hawk MikeET2Aug 16, 1980 – Jan 16, 1983OEFirst and last ship. We did ALL the ports, crossed equator, pink panther, great shipmates and experiences, great time of my life.PI, Korea, Civies think I make stories up. We Lived em, made em! Miss radio central.ET now with Postal whimps.
Hixson, GregOSSA-OS2Sep 19, 1980 – Sep 19, 1983OIMy first command in the Navy. Forward Deployed Naval Forces, Yokosuka Japan. I had a great time.
Crowley, JamesHTFNOct 20, 1980 – Nov 26, 1982R DIV
Nelson, Wayne/"Nellie"bm3Dec 30, 1980 – Feb 13, 1983weaponshad a great time tearing up all the ports over there. but i loved every minute of it. and bustamante really enjoyed my times at captains mast. i think i was the only one to go to captains mast,so many times. great fun.
Melendez Jr., PabloMM31981 – 1983M
Brunke, Joseph ScottRM21981 – 1984OperationsLearned the meaning of "Haze Gray and Underway". Going to the PI everytime we got underway. Sailed the Pacific, IO, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand just to name a few of the ports. Became a real Blue Water Sailor. What a Trip! Great memories.
Polland, JodyHT21981 – 1985
Turner, RichardMM1-MMC1981 – 1984 I was the LPO of M div. and then the CPO of A div.
Slusarczyk, BillSTG2Jan 1, 1981 – Dec 29, 1982ASMt. Fugi road trips rule ! PI was cool and Ausi women made us drool ! Can I get an Amen !
Flowers, Charles (Chuck)GMG2Jan 1, 1981 – Dec 31, 1985WFO1
Benbenek, TonyMS3Jan 12, 1981 – Aug 19, 1984SUPPLYKNOWN BY THE HARBOR MASTERS IN YOKUSKA AS THE "GREY GHOST" THIS BOAT LOVED TO GIVE THE "REDS" A REAL BAD TIME !! HEY GUYS, REMEMBER THE PINK PANTHER THEME ? THANKS FOR REMEMBERING THE OLD LADY !!!
Collins, James "J"stg1Feb 1981 –aswI enjoyed being at sea, but had alot of growing up to do. My apologies to any i hurt. Greetings to my Navy Brothers and best wishes.
Walter, MikeEW2Feb 1981 – Sep 1983ElectronicsWhen I joined the Knox, she was in dry dock, Yokosuka, Japan. I was the first EW to report & excited to use our new gear, the SLQ-32. I became a shellbak & golden dragon on our many voyages. She rests with Davey Jones.
Evans, DeanFTG3Mar 6, 1981 – Dec 8, 1983WEAPONSWE WHERE OUT OF YOKUSKA JAPAN WENT TO 2PHILLAPIENS, 2KOREA, THAILAND, 4AUSTRALIA, HONGKONG, SINGAPORE, GAUM, 2JAPAN
Coache, Raymond JEMCS RETAug 1981 – Jul 1983EShe was a steamer but a good ship. Sorry to see she was sunk as a target.
Kelly, MarkMM2Aug 20, 1981 – Aug 20, 1984Main engine room and aux 1Notice boz is the only name i recognized, good times even at diego garcia but times to good.Brig time along with about 15 others.
Rieger, SteveBMSNOct 28, 1981 – Oct 28, 19831stI was the paint Locker man.I was sent TAD to the USS Reeves (CG-24) FOR 3 MONTHS and it sucked.
Hoye, SteveRM3Nov 1981 – Nov 1983OperationsShe was my 1st command. Had a great tour onboard. we did alot of exercises and got to see alot of great ports, as my shipmate Brunke stated. Met alot of new friends which I still am looking for. I hope they dont scrap her.
Epps, PaulYN2Nov 20, 1981 – Nov 20, 1983EXMy commanding officer was Commander Bustamante. He was a good captain, who brought the morale of the crew up to snuff and expected the ship to be in excellent condition before deployments. Hello former Knox crewmembers
Byrne, TimothyLTJGDec 1981 – May 1985GAMO & 1ST LT
Byrne, TimothyCdr retiredDec 26, 1981 – May 5, 1985Second and First

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