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USS Roark (FF 1053) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Roark (FF 1053). 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 311 crew members registered for the USS Roark (FF 1053).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1971 | 1972 – 1975 | 1976 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Williams, JayOS21980 – 1984operations
Rick Robbins, RobBT31980 – 1981BoilerMy apologies to the people I called friends. Obviously I had not developed a sense of honor and integrity yet and was still thinking only of myself. If I could do it again I would finish the job the right way. I had some very good times on this boat.
Mochimaru, EugeneQM31980 – 1984N & XThose were the most wonderful years. Reagan in charge, Stallone as Rocky or Rambo. Those years onboard the ship were formative years of my life. Proud to wear the crackerjack. The westpacs were great
Myers, DanBT11980 – 1986BWhat memories, will never forget when somebody put cock hairs in Lawhorns coffee, oh and his diamond in a goats ass. Contact me on facebook if you want, I live in San Diego or www.danmyersracing.com
Parent, BruceE 51980 – 1984A divisionGreat time met some great friends saw some great countries
Pittman, MichaelBT2Jan 1980 – Jul 1981BTodd Ship yard 1980 wonderful time as a young man it was the best time of my life
Katzmann, Kyle "Kat"E4 MR3Jan 1, 1980 – Nov 12, 1983M & RWorked as an MM, then took MR test. Stood watch in AUX 1.
Pullen, Dave/hoosierICE E-4Jan 1, 1980 – Jan 1, 1983EngineeringI will alway remember the great guys from the USS Roark! Crazy times!
Reyna, RichardE-4 ICJan 3, 1980 – Sep 20, 1982E-I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE,TO THE CREW,THANK YOU
James, DennisGMG3Jan 14, 1980 – Jan 14, 19832ndHi guys. Anyone that was aboard from 80 to 83 I'd like to hear from you. Those were some great times!
Costilla, FrankE-4Jan 29, 1980 – Jan 29, 1984A-GangHad the greatest time of my life in those four years that I was on board the greatest ship. Met alot of great guys that became best of friends. Would like to hear from old buddies and how lifes been treating them.
Gabbert, Steven L.MR3Feb 28, 1980 – Jan 19, 1981R
Clark, RobertEN2Mar 1, 1980 – Oct 9, 1984EngineeringMade Two crusies 81.82 2/83 This was the best command of all. Captl Webb was great Had a picture of the "Duke in his stateroom. We had a gold "E" on the stack with three gold hash marks and three silver stars above it.Best eng.crew ever.
Thompson, RandyEW3Mar 5, 1980 – Jul 13, 1983ETHenry Watts was a friend of mine.
Shaw, DaveHM2Apr 6, 1980 – Apr 15, 1981NXWorked with HMC Babb and HMC Arzola (?). Tended bar at Pigs and Rowdies in Seattle during overhaul there, when it took how many tries to leave there when the Safeties wouldnt set right ? lol and one time when they unloaded them, crane dropped in h20
Horn, DavidBT3Jun 1, 1980 – Jan 31, 1985BWhat a great bunch of guys I served with. We worked hard and played hard. I believe I could still steam the the boilers and port of calls today. Hello to all my shipmates. fell free to contact me anytime.
Sanchez, RobertYN3Aug 1980 – Sep 1982AdminHad a fabulous WESTPAC with some great friends. In particular RMSN Hector Garay and MMFN Frank Costilla. YNC Valdivia, the greatest salty Chief who taught me how to be a sailor.
Neal, TimET2Aug 1, 1980 – Sep 1, 1983OECame on just before leaving shipyard and made 2 westpacs. Remember the 18 days in Sasabo in 1981?Some of the names here ring a bell. Who remembers EW2 Watts, SH Andrew, IC2 Mitchell, RM2 Burns,MM1 Washington?
Mayes, Stanley ( Steamer )BT3Aug 8, 1980 – May 23, 1983BGreat times. Seattle Shipyard, West Pac, Mission Beach.
Pittman, Richard (Pitt)SM-3Sep 1980 – Aug 1984OCRemember the Port and Starboard watches up on the Signal Bridge? What a great time! Love get to the flagbag!
Matz, GaryE-4Sep 9, 1980 – Jul 1, 1984M.M.
Davison, PaulBT2Oct 1980 – Feb 1982Bjust a line to all you who served during this time was great, wished i would have stayed longer, never forget lawhorn saying "make it look like a diamond in a goats ass".
Love, MichaelSM2Oct 1, 1980 – Oct 10, 1985OpsMelvin!! Get on that deck grinder! Where the hell did Vargas go? Kelley... close your bible and practice your semiphore!
Dayton, SteveGMG2Oct 9, 1980 – Nov 13, 1983weps BPDSMSPlease feel free to contact me, if you served during my time on the Roark
Coghlan, ChrisMM2Dec 11, 1980 – Aug 26, 1984M
Clause, ClydeMM1981 –Not sure which years I was onboard. But I enjoyed it all and don't remember anyone I didn't like.
Abair, RickSTG21981 – 1984WEAPONS
Mardis, StephanBTFNMar 1981 – Jul 1982b
Difederico, Anthony (Tony)RM3Mar 2, 1981 – Mar 11, 1985ocIt has been a real privledge to have served in the US Navy and aboard this special ship.
Boetticher, Carlos ( Betsy )BTFNMar 18, 1981 – May 9, 1984BOILER (B)WHAT A CRAZY BUNCH WE WERE. LOTS OF GOOD AND BAD TIMES. I BET I COULD STILL FIRE UP THAT PLANT 20 SOME YEARS PAST. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IM A NURSE NOW. WHO WOULD HAVE KNOWN..
Harrison, MikeQM2Apr 1981 – Feb 1983NavigationStill active as of 2004... on my twilight tour, finishing 30 years and still remember Roark and my shipmates well.
Kandis, NicholasE4Apr 1981 – Aug 30, 1984BWhat memoir of my experiences in B-Division could be complete without BTC George Wayne Lawhorn, USN (Ret.)? All BTs and MMs contact me.
Cartmill, Spikeqm2Jun 1981 – Mar 1984nxsome of the best times of my life.would do it again50th anniverssary of ship reunion apr 24-26 2019 in council bluffs iowa where roark is buried
Musshorn, EricMR2Jun 3, 1981 – May 1, 1982Hull tech shopwest-pac 81-82 is burned into my memory. Good times,bad times you know I had my share!
Wright, JohnHT-2Jul 1981 – Dec 1983R-Div.Does anyone else remember the collision with the USS Bronstein?
Kelly, ChuckSTG2Jul 10, 1981 – Dec 23, 1982ASW
Wilson, Keith Lil WilMMFNAug 1981 – Mar 1985ENGINEERINGJust a shout out to all crew members I served with aboard the Mighty Roark ! Remember the 82 , 84 west pac . I worked in engine room 2. under MM1 WASHINGTON. anyone Remember Chuck Wilburn aka chucky cheese MM1 JOHN SMITH
Reed, PeterMM3Sep 25, 1981 – Sep 25, 1985
Polk, MichaelOS3Dec 1981 – Dec 1983operationswWhen I sit down with my sons and they ask me about my life on the Roark every story I tell them is about friendship and brotherhood.Thats what I learned traveling the world on Her.
Purdum, JamesENSDec 30, 1981 – Aug 1984Navigator/DCAServing on USS ROARK was the dream come true. CAPT Webb - I would follow you to hell and back.

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