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USS Rathburne (FF 1057) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Rathburne (FF 1057). 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 368 crew members registered for the USS Rathburne (FF 1057).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1978 | 1979 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Rudd, DaveCS21970 – 1975SupplyCame onboard shortly after the ship was homeported in Pearl. Made the first WESTPAC. Left the ship just before she went into drydock in Pearl.
Satterfield, BryonMM21970 – 1971M DivisionPre Com Detail, Sea Trials, Commissioning, steamed to Pearl. Separated before 1st deployment.
Hunt, Don Aka. RipperSM31970 – Dec 1972CommunicationsPlankowner 1970. Hi Sigs, Al, Nubs, Artie, Hairy Mad Dog, Ziegler, and all you other kd's which I am no longer. Miss you and all the good times. God bless and maybe see you again!
Ziegler, HarryBM31970 –1ST DivsionPlankowner--made first Westpac cruise with Nubs, Bogey, "Ripper", Devoe, Dave Bruck aka DB-and let's not forget Chief Brooks and 1st class Joe Forte!! Great times and memories. Ron Shinault are you out there?
Odekirk, BryanOS2Jan 5, 1970 – Jun 10, 1973OIStarted in Sand Point NAS with the pre-commissioning crew, completed 2 Westpacs . Great times and still about you guys often. After leaving the Navy went to the dark side, got my commission in the Army, retired as LTC.
Janet, KeithSH2Jan 16, 1970 – Nov 4, 1971Supply2nd member of PreComm Crew at NAS Sandpoint, PlankOwner. Senior Supply PO under Division Officer J.M. Basso. Ship's store operator.
Frisk, TimBT2Feb 1970 – Aug 1971EngineeringPlank Owner-Retired Looking for people who served when we were anchored in Da Nang Harbor. Exposure to Agent Orange.
Binney, CaryCs2Feb 1970 – Nov 1971SupplyLooking for Christopher B Avery, gunners mate. I enjoyed being the baker on the ship.
Richerson, Gerald (Jerry) profile iconE3Feb 1970 – Nov 1972USS RathburnePlankowner. First sea trails was a bust, sucked half the jelly fish out of Puget Sound. Sat DIW for days waiting on the tug, back to dry dock. Arrived on station Pearl Harbor, proceeded to the beach, great times.
Ransom, ReidFTG2Feb 5, 1970 – Mar 15, 19732nd / GunneryPrecomm Plankowner. Best ship, best crew of 3 that I served on. We worked hard, played hard and were a tremendous success! Still in contact with many of the old guys. Check reunion news.
Rowe, RobertYNCFeb 9, 1970 – Jun 28, 1971OEPlankowner
Salo, Eric profile iconFTG2Feb 17, 1970 – Feb 11, 1972WeaponsPlank owner & crew member on 1st cruise (April 14, 71 - late October / early September 71) - stops included Japan, Philippines, Singapore, India, New Zealand, Australia, & Vietnam.
Branch, SteveSh 2Mar 1970 – Sep 1972supplyPlankowner, I have many Photos of 3 west pacs on face book, so far only about half posted, all are welcome to take a look and\or contact me, stevebranch38@yahoo.com facebook steve branch, lives in Lake Havasu Arizona.
Williams, GarySIGNALMAN 3RD CLASS P.O.Mar 15, 1970 – Aug 18, 1970
Horn, Robert L.STG1Mar 25, 1970 – May 22, 1975ASFrom Precomm at 32nd Street, San Diego with XO C.T. O'Neill through Commissioning and last plank owner to leave under CO H.B.Russell.
Batzek, NickGMT2Apr 1970 – Apr 1973Weapons
Vandermolen, GeneMM2Apr 1970 – Apr 1973"A" Gang plank owner, commissioned in Washington, rough ride to Hawaii, even rougher docking, eh ??
Noblin, Larry (Nubs)RD2\OS2Apr 1, 1970 – Jul 5, 1972Radar GangRipper, Brian, hope u guys are still alive. Harry and me, stay in touch. Love to hear from everyone. I'm still in NW ARKANSAS...Devoe I know u are close.
Ward, Michael(Mike)BM3Apr 15, 1970 – Feb 6, 1973!st DivisionPlank owner..Boarded in Bremerton..Long 7day cruise to Pearl.. and then the first 2 westpacs.. Olongapo home sweet home Hey to all the Golder shellback...
Mason, DougDC2/HT2Apr 17, 1970 – Sep 19, 1972RPlankowner. Best experience of my life! Was on the 1st WestPac and left the ship during the second cruise, departing in PI. Lots of great people onboard: Twombley, MacDonald, Antrican, Chance, Weaver, Franklin, Larson, DeLappa and Tingle.
Guernsey, Robert /bobBT3May 1970 – Jul 1973
Breeden, GeneRD-1/EW-1May 1970 – Apr 1972OI/OECommisioning crew and 1st West Pac. Transferred to USS Chicago CG-11 Retired 1982
Witthuhn, GaryRM3May 1970 – Sep 1972commThat ship made the rounds. Wespac-Danang,Phil. Guam,Singapore, India, New-Z, Aust. saying Hi to CPO Reeves& Pierce. RMs Hugh P. Dan T. Rick G. Terry M. Terry K. Al L. Larry C. Tim R. hope your all still cruising
Kluber, RichardSTG2May 1, 1970 – Nov 1, 1971ASPlankowner and participant in 1st WestPac.
Irwin, LarrySTG 3May 5, 1970 – May 10, 1972USS Rathburne DE 1057I noticed an entry from an ol shipmate, George Elliott. I'm pretty sure it's the same George who once rode his motorcycle from Key West to his home in the north. Same one ? Best wishes from a co plank owner.
Elliott, GeorgeSTS3May 16, 1970 – Jun 1973SonarPlankowner Saw the surface radar bounce off the deck into the ocean off Taiwan. Was in the Sonar dome when that hotshot tried to dock without a tug in Portland. Never saw Chief Johnson move so fast before or after. Great times.
Moses, TerryDC/HT PO3Jul 1970 – Jan 1974RWill complete later.
Ruiz, RaulE2Aug 10, 1970 – Feb 2, 1972Boat’s matLooking for the corman during that time
Cook, JohnSNNov 1970 – May 19741st
Smith, MichaelMM3Nov 1970 – May 1972M Div AC&R ShopWas on first WESTPAC, shore bombardment around the DMZ, repairs in DaNang during night rocket attack, rode out typhoon off the coast of N. Vietnam, served with some great shipmates
Codell, WilliamGMG2Nov 15, 1970 – Aug 15, 1973Looking for old shipmates
Massey, TommyOS3Nov 22, 1970 – Nov 11, 1973oimiss all the guys.Laromatis,Sanders,Odekirk, Kamler, Nubs, Casey. Hated 6 on 6 off shifts. Loved cinnamon rolls traded by the cooks for our sodas.
Breth, CarlIC3Dec 1970 – Nov 1971RWas on the First Westpac Cruise...Shellback Initiation etc. Looking for MM2 Phil Lewis, Mike Tingle, Rick Chance, Roy Wessel Worked for Chief Billy Townsend, Lt. George Huntington and Lt. Tom Wright.......Good Crew
Al Devoe, AlETR21971 – 1975OEHowdy all you Rathburne buddies. Anyone been back to Pearl lately? Hi Ripper-I've been wondering about you. Give me a holler, I'm still in Kansas.
Mitchell, Mitch profile iconEM31971 – May 1973RI WAS AN EM ON RATHBURNE ON FIRST TWO WEST-PACS. SERVED WITH HULSEY AND MEAD , BALBA AND CHIEF BILLY TOWNSEND .REMEMBER COOK SHELTON,GUNNERS MATE "GREEK"AND OTHERS. REMEMBER OUR SHELLBACK INITIATION,GREAT CREW!
Tucker, William (Bill )E2Jan 1971 – Mar 19731 I worked the paint locker
Riley, PatrickPC3Feb 4, 1971 – Dec 19, 1972
Kerr, EdwardRM2Mar 1971 – Dec 1971octhe radioshack and equipment was better and newer. Great people
Mayberry, DougFIREMAN e-2May 1971 – 1974r DIVISION
Taylor, Greg TaylorOS 3Jun 1971 – Dec 31, 1972cicI served on Rathburne for most of the first and second West PAcs.
Williams, RobertGMG /E3Jul 1971 – Jul 1974I am looking for anyone that served with me in Vietnam,that can prove I was there. the va denied my claim and told me there was no proof I was ever there, or on land. my address is 801 merrill ave. loves park,il.61111. Riley and I went for gun parts.
Millhollin, MichaelOS2Jul 1, 1971 – May 1, 1975OIGood memories...
Ryan, Jim / AjSTOct 1971 – Jul 19733rd DivThe Rathburne AKA:Grey Ghost will always be remembered with fond memories ,as it was the start of my Navy adventure that would last over 20 years.
Edwards, Wayne (Fast Eddy)SK2Oct 20, 1971 – Jul 13, 1974Supply
Crowther, JackieLTjgOct 31, 1971 – Oct 15, 1974ASW & 1ST DIvWow! Seeing all these posts by everyone brings back such great memories. Served with the finest Weapons Officer ever while on the Burn. Ray Anderson was my first and best "boss" in the Navy.
Hollenbeck, JackEN2Nov 1971 – Nov 1973R division in port M underwayfun times
Overby, FredCS3Dec 1, 1971 – Dec 1, 1973SupplySecond WestPac
Potts, HughRMSN/RM3Dec 22, 1971 – Mar 1973Good times and good memories.
Davidson, RonRM3Dec 28, 1971 – Jul 13, 1973ComunicationsSorry to hear they sunk our ship for target practice.Had some good times in that radio shack. Got away with Ming's captains hat during the radar loss before Xmas of 72.Hope all fellow radioman are still kickin from 71 73

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