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USS Hepburn (FF 1055) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Hepburn (FF 1055). 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 343 crew members registered for the USS Hepburn (FF 1055).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – 1974 | 1975 – 1978 | 1979 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Candy, DavidHT 1Mar 1968 – Mar 1970RWas the best ship I was ever on and Captain Landersman was the greatest. Was on pre-commissioning detail with LCDR Vic Perry, the a plank owner.
Reed, Ph.d., PaulBT21969 – 1974Great Ship, Great Crew. Looking forward to hearing from my former crewmates. Special Thanks to BT1 Plocica for helping to locate Hepburn plankowners.
Lucia- Gurr, RalphSK31969 – 1970SPlankowner - Served between 1969-1970
Piatt, Gary profile iconSKC1969 – Jul 1970SupplyServed durimg pre-commissioning. Disappointed that the Hepburn was suck by target practice.
Richert, TonyFTG31969 – 1971weaponspart of precom crew. Got out just before first westpac cruise.
Kelley, Josep "Joe"LTJGJan 1969 – Mar 1971SupplyMember of the Pre-Comm crew through first deployment to Viet Nam. "The" best DE in the fleet. BZ to first crew and its CO
Mehnert, DaveMM2Jan 1969 – Aug 1972MGreat memories of friends and time served on the Hepburn.
Julka, ArlynDC2Feb 22, 1969 – Dec 8, 1970RBack in Wisconsin retired and enjoying it.
Miles, LarryQM3Apr 1969 – Nov 1971OCI was a Plank Owner. Started out in San Pedro at Todd Shipyard. Great Ship and a Great crew.I think about the Bridge gang of Kerns, Cooper, Leaf, Littrell and Mr. Peri often. I hope all are well.
Wetzel, DonaldBT3Apr 1969 – Jan 1973ENGWorked at LBNSY for 22 years and never saw a BT gang as dedicated and hard working as we were..
Godfredsen, LarryCS- 3Apr 2, 1969 – Sep 2, 1970SupplyCook
Reilly, TimSK3Apr 10, 1969 – Feb 18, 1970SUPPLY,COMMISARY RECORDS/ MESS M@ATHE GREATEST SHIP AND THE GREATEST MEN YOU WOULD WANT TO BE WITH. ALL LIKE BROTHERS. BEING A PLANK OWNER WITH THEM IS VERY SPECIAL TO ME. THANKS GUYS !!!
Yother, JoeRM3May 15, 1969 – Sep 6, 1972OCLooking back, Being a member of "The finest crew in the Navy" was quite an honor. Our radio gang was a tight knit group. I have been in contact with several RM's since then, Bill Barnes, Chief Underhill, Rich Huges, "Marty" and lo
Weisswasser, BarryRD3May 15, 1969 – Jan 16, 1971OPSI TRULY ENJOYED MY HITCH ON THE HEPBURN. BEING A RADARMAN WAS THE BEST POSSIBLE DUTY. A GREAT CO AND XO BOTH. WORKING WITH BILL BANKS, DOUG HARTENBURGER, SKATES WAGNER, SMITTY AND THE REST OF THE GANG WAS THE BEST. THANKS GUYS
Wise, PaulFTG2May 17, 1969 – Nov 5, 1970WeaponsGood ship excellent crew
Banks, BillRD2May 20, 1969 – Jul 6, 1972OIPlank owner. Came aboard out of of RD school and left as division LPO. The Hepburn and I grew salty together. It was a sad day when I heard of her sinking.
Plocica, EricBT1May 28, 1969 – Jun 11, 1974MServed as Oil King.
Barnes, BillRM3May 30, 1969 – Sep 1971OCFirst ship that I served on. Was a plankowner and left for the Admirals staff in Hawaii. My last two and a half years in the navy was much better.
McCarthy, Jim (Big Mack)SM3Jun 1969 – Jan 4, 1971I was a plankowner. I was knows as Mack or Big Mack.
Gutierrez, RichardBT2Jun 1969 – Mar 1973EngineeringGreat ship and crew. I offen think of my friends,its been 32 yrs..Hope I can contact some of you guys.
Emmond, SteveEM2Jun 1969 – Sep 1972EVery happy to say I was a plankowner and there for the first 2 WESPAC's. Had a great time with a great crew.
Emmond, SteveEM2Jun 1969 – Sep 1972EOne of the original plankowners of the Hepburn.
Jones, RonaldTM3Jun 1969 – Sep 1970weaponsThe Hepburn was my second enlistment. I had served 4 years prior to coming aboard the Hepburn. Was on the pre-commissioning crew and a plank owner. I have fond memories of the crew and ship. John Rex, & Stubby
Westbrook, LarryBT3Jun 1969 – Apr 1973BGreat ship and great crew! DE 1055.
Wallace, JerryMM3Jul 1, 1969 – Oct 1, 1970mmade 2nd class on her. thought i had found a home. cried when i left her. my previous assignment had be USS Vesuvius (AE15) built in 1944. the Hepburn was like a cruise ship in comparison. air conditioned control
Dornhoffer, DennisSNJul 3, 1969 – Jul 31, 1970Supply This was a time where young boys became Sailors. Capt Landersman was like a father figure to all of us young men and our ExO Mr. Peri was always greeting us with a warm smile I was real sad to see that they deep six her in the middle of no where
McArdle, Jon MacBM1Jul 3, 1969 – May 6, 1971task rorce
Howshall, Charles (Chuck)ET1Sep 5, 1969 – Jul 23, 1973OEThe Happy Hep was a great lady with a fantastic service record. Her ultimate demise (sunk at sea as a target) was heartbreaking.
McArthur, DonTMSN1970 – 1974WeaponsTorpedoman's Mate, and I enjoyed both WestPacs we did.
Trout, JimRD21970 – Mar 2, 1973OI
Davidson, Gerg Aka Hot DogE3Mar 12, 1970 – Sep 11, 1972supplyhad the best times of my life on th hep. to much to list but, great memories.anchors awiegh mates. HOTDOG
Davidson, Greg (Hotdog)E-3Jun 1970 – Sep 1972WEAPONS 1I WAS 19 YEARS OLD.DID NOT KNOW JACK SHIT. BUT I WAS ABOUT TO GROW UP FAST. IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW I WOULD HAVE STAYED IN THE NAVY.I WOULD BE 50 YEARS OLD & RETIRED WITH A GOOD PENSION.AHOY MATES,DOG
Restoff, CarlSTG3Jun 1970 – Oct 26, 1973ASWI reported aboard out of Fleet Sonar School in Key West...Our first cruise was a middie cruise to Monterrey, San Francisco, Vancouver, BC and then to Pearl before returning home to Long Beach. We were the "Showboat" for the Knox Class!
Durrenberg, RoyETR2Aug 1970 – Feb 1974OE
Piper, AdamE5Aug 10, 1970 – 1972Deck ForceI came aboard days after the ship was commissioned as an E4 Boatswains Mate. I was transferred off to the USS Blue about 2 weeks before the Hepburn left for it's first Westpac.
McEvoy, Mark (Mac)MM2Aug 14, 1970 – Aug 7, 1973MHad a Great time, on a Great ship, with a Great Crew.
McArthur, DonTMSNSep 1970 – Feb 1974WeaponsWell, it has been quite some time, hasn't it? I'm 53 now, I was 19 when I reported aboard. Some fond memories...
Eckert, KenBM3Sep 1970 – May 1973First
Blackmon, Prather (Pete)OS3Sep 6, 1970 –OperationsRemember first West PAC deployment. Loved Subic Bay. Played in ship's band with Stanley Manusko. Great guitar player.
Verba, Andrew J.MACHINIST REPAIRMAN 3RD CLASSOct 3, 1970 – Jun 20, 1974BT-FIREMAN-TRANSFERD TO A-GANGMAY BE A FRIGATE , BUT IT,S STILL A DE-1055. LIVE IN OHIO, AT THE VETERANS HOME IN SANDUSKY,OHIO.
Verba, Andrew---- BubbaMR-3Oct 3, 1970 – Jun 20, 1974ENGINNERINGI WAS ABOARD WHEN SHE WAS DE-1055.I MADE TWO TOURS OF NAM.I WAS FIREMAN IN THE HOLE OR BOILER ROOM.I KNOW LIVE IN A VETERANS HOME IN SANDUSKY, OHIO.
Bryde, John3RD CLASS BOILERMANOct 10, 1970 – Mar 26, 1974BTHi to all of my shipmates. Drop me a quick note if any of you see this! liljohn@gci.net Best to you all from Anchorage Alaska

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