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USS Bowen (FF 1079) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Bowen (FF 1079). 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 348 crew members registered for the USS Bowen (FF 1079).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1971 | 1972 – 1976 | 1977 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – 1992 | 1993 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Hubert, HaroldETN31970 – 1977OperationsI am Harold Hubert's daughter, Elizabeth. My father died this year on July 14.
Walsh, JoeMM21970 – 1971I was a plankowner in M div .lot of memories of a good crew.Like to hear from any of the old crew. Retired now in florida.send an email MMCMSWJOW@aol.com
Garza, ReynaldoQuartermaster1970 – 1972Navigator
Manry, JamesE4Jan 5, 1970 – Jul 15, 1973Suppy
Thoma, PaulCS2Feb 1970 – Aug 4, 1972SUPPLYJUST WANT TO SAY HELLO TO ALL MY FELLOW CREWMATES AND PLANKOWNERS. I NOW LIVE IN EPHRATA(LANCASTER COUNTY) PA. I STILL THINK OF THE BOWEN ON MANT OCCASIONS. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME.
Bergen, BarryRD3Apr 1, 1970 – Feb 1, 1974OPSPlank Owner. Great Times. Semi Retired now in Quincy MA. Would love to hear from some of the old crew.
Allen, JohnENFNJun 1970 – Mar 1972RPRE COM BLANK OWNER
Eakman, TomLT.Jul 7, 1970 – Feb 20, 1972OPSMember of the nucleus crew in New Orleans - I remember those who have signed in so far (Homer,Craig,Barth, and Randy - who kept John Souza out of trouble. I was proud of all who served with me. I regret those of us in the wardroom didn't stand up
Haywood, William (Bill)RMSN/RM3/RM2Jul 16, 1970 – Mar 1, 1973OperationsGreat times and sorrows. Overall it was simply the "BEST" crew ever. Proud to have been one of the 276 members..
Williamson, Chris (Willie)FTG1Aug 1970 – Jan 21, 1976WOW, the ship I was on Nucleus Crew/PreCom is now in TURKEY!!!!!! Hello to all old shipmates and especially Kerry, Whitey, Dan, BR, and the Wagon Burner (you know who you are)
Flaherty, Steve profile iconIC2Aug 1, 1970 – Nov 29, 1972RepairProud plank owner. Well, proud that we never got towed all the way back to the States. Also proud to have been part of a crew that successfully kept the Red Peril from taking over the Caribbean!
Osborn, RandySK3Aug 24, 1970 – Apr 2, 1972SupplyProudly served on the Bowen's initial "skeleton" crew in New Orleans, La. Plank owner upon commissioning of Bowen @ Charlestown Naval Shipyard, Boston, Ma. One GITMO cruise, then a serious accident with another shipmate ended our tour on
Burrell, Barth R.FTG1Sep 1970 – Mar 1975WeaponsCame on board as FTG3 and left as FTG1. Two Med cruises including the Hurricane we ran into on the way back in 1973.
Edwards, Charles "big Ed"SF3Sep 1970 – Jan 1973Rplank owner. worked with terry taylor. around repair 5 and engineering areas. remember being towed? has anyone heard from wayne lawerence??
Erenzo, RalphRD3Oct 1970 – Oct 1972RadarmanLiving happily in the Hudson Valley, at Tuthilltown. Professional climber. Biz in NYC. Visit website: www.tuthilltown.com or www.extravertical.com. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by and say hi.
Richardson, RickSK-3/2Nov 1970 – Oct 1972SupplyMy PLANKOWNER plaque still hangs on the wall in our den. Remember all of the old gang from Avondale to the Med and all places in between -- Good times! Stay happy and safe!
Cannon, JohnSNDec 1970 – Dec 1972deck cook & cookremember Lt Souza,& cooks, Chet Miller, Yesso, Canty, & Thoma. deck crew sternberg, schneider, gundy & D'amato. Also SK3 Jerry Jones.
Santoni, VincentSNDec 1970 – Aug 1972DeckI was at Newport R.I. then went home to Boston while we were getting the ship ready for commissioning, I was a deck hand then went on to Chief Mess Cook, looking forward to anyone that remembers me or hung around with,
Katz, Jerry profile icon  NEWRD2Dec 1970 – Dec 1972OperationsBest time of my military career. The crew was great and had lots of great stories after our (my) first two years! Cuba, Rosy Rhodes, a Med Cruse! Currently working in Sales & Marketing for a Canadian Software Company
Carroll, TomRD2/OS2Dec 20, 1970 – Dec 23, 1972OIPlankowner. Served with Jerry Katz, Bobby Arrington, Terry Allen, Reggie Banks, Ralph Erenzo, Frank Curtis, Normand Chatterly, Donnie Meeks and the world's largest RDC and RD1, Kuhn and Bunn. Remember helo 55. GTMO and Med cruises.
Kass, JoeBT21971 – 1974Mwould love3 to hear from shipmates and old friends
Yancy, DaveBT2-3-21971 – 1972Hello, drop me a line.
Jancewicz, TedSM31971 –I am a plank owner,having served on Bowen from pre-commission to August,1972.
Price, TomETN21971 – Jun 14, 1974opsgreat ship and crew
Pat Downey, PatRM3Jan 1971 – May 1973OperationsPart of pre-commisioning team. Radio included Gene McCann, Ron Ellis, Arlyn Engel, Rick Moss, Bill Radue & others. Great experience.
Jones, Jim (James)IC3Jan 1971 – Nov 1972REPAIRi am a plank owner of the bowen.was onboard for the first med. deployment.would like to hear from fellow plank owners or other crew during that time.
Burgos, AlE3Jan 1971 – Jun 1974A-GangI am a Plank Owner looking forward to meeting with A-Gang Crew Members. Let me know of future reunions.
McCann, GeneLTJan 2, 1971 – Aug 1, 1972OPSOn the precommissioning detail stationed in Newport. Joined Tom Eakman and the others from New Orleans at our commissioning across from the Constitution in Boston in May 1971.
Dahlin Sr, GregSF3Jan 20, 1971 – Nov 25, 1972RepairI worked for Jimmy Byrd SF2, also for DC1 Barber, and SFC Fuentez was our Chief. Would love to hear from some of you guys that were on the Bowen at that time.
Covino, BobBT3Feb 1971 – Oct 1972BTPlank Owner. Joined Bowen precom crew in Newport R.I. in Feb 71 until she arrived in Boston for outfitting and commissioning. Med cruise in 72 was my last one. Still have many great memories of the initial crew and time we served together
Rahn, DougBTFNFeb 1971 – Dec 1972I was on the commisioning crew with Bob Covino and Chief Hogberg and who can Forget Moon Mullins.
Imperato, Robert KCSSNFeb 1971 – Jun 1971SupplyPlank Owner
Cerasoli, CraigSH3Apr 1, 1971 – Jun 20, 1973Ship's ServiceI was proud to be a Plankowner and the ship's barber.
Whitman, RichardSH3Apr 1, 1971 – Jun 6, 1973SHIP STOREI HAD A BALL BEING A PLANK OWNER GOOD TIMES.
Whiteman, Lester (Whitey)FTG1Apr 1, 1971 – Apr 1, 1976SecondWhoa! Could this have been that long ago. Hey BR, how are you doing. Dan, Kerry and all - Hello.
Fandl, Markmm3May 22, 1971 – Apr 27, 1974mGreat ship the best crew
Harris, Bill Aka "Harry"RM2May 28, 1971 – 1973OCMissed out on being Plank Owner - was in school, enroute. Incredible Radio Gang; part of a crew of superstars. Can compare - served in 7 more ships in 23 year career. North Atlantic "Perfect Storm" bucket brigade unreal.
Kerry, ThompsonFTM1Nov 1971 – Jan 21, 19762ndHello to all my 2nd division buddies: Willie, Whitey, Dan, Gados, Hulsebus, Ernie, BR, and a shout-out to that famous novelist, Dave Poyer!
Crank, HomerMM3Nov 11, 1971 – Sep 14, 1974Engine Room MM3Reported on board the Bowen up at Boston shipyards. Made 2 Med cruises. Remember going to the Artic Circle and having russian subs tracking us and going dead in the water, making them surface and firing a simulated attack on them. The XO gave us a we
Larson, RussellETSNDec 1971 – Sep 1973Served aboard the USS Bowen with Rich Rooney (ET3)and Kenny Lenz (ET3). Had a great time on the Med Cruise!

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