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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
Bellis (Bmc(sw) Ret), Steve1985 – 19861stLoved my time aboard. It was my 1st as a CPO & 1st Div. had a top notch crew already in place. All I had to do was not screw it up and stay out of Burgess's way. All my old ships have been sunk now. A sign of old age! God bless you all
Gyenes, Robert/bobIC21985 – 1989E divisionGreat times, great sailing.
Ruder, CliffRMC(SW)1985 – 1988CommunicationsGreat crew. Professional and excellent performance. Good times had by all.
Shaffer, MartinSTG21985 – 1986ASI stayed in the Navy for some 20 years then received a medical discharge. The Hepburn was my first ship and I remember it fondly. I am now married with children, living in San Antonio Texas.
Richardson, CalvinBMSNMar 1985 – Jun 1985
Glass, Paul (Pablo)QM3Mar 1985 – Dec 1989I am honored to have served with so many good men on the Hepburn. 3 west pacs and many memories.I see Doug and Shane signed on, two guys who helped me get back to the ship when I could not have found it if my life depended on it.
Denson, FredSTGSNMar 2, 1985 – May 13, 1988WEPSREMEMBER HER VERY WELL AND THE 3 WESTPACS MADE HONORABLE SHELLBACK AND PARTIED WITH THE ENGINEERS IN SUBIC EVEN REMEMBER THE BICHELIN MAN HUMMMMMM (TM1 BISHOFF) NOW I'M STUCK AS A MINEMAN ON ITTY BITTY BOATS YES I REJOINED TO RETIRE.
Longmire, TonyOS3Mar 14, 1985 – Mar 31, 1989OIHey, Shane Bertch you goffy momback. I am retired in Jax Fl. after six ships and 20 long years where is Jerry Gear, are you still tearing up Miller S.D. My email is tonylong7140@yahoo.com cell, 904-338-6228 call me!!! Cates you to!!!
Cates, EdOS2Mar 20, 1985 – Jun 5, 1987OPSWhat a blast 2 west pacs (Crossed the equater 3 times) and spent 30 days off the coast at Vlad. I also remember loosing 4' of 1200 psi steam line to # 1 STG Just out of PI.
Melone, Victor Aka MugsQM3May 3, 1985 – Feb 6, 1988NavigationCame aboard in Japan and served with the greatest crew in the history of the Navy.
Buxton, JerrySSMay 9, 1985 – Aug 5, 1989boatsnmate
Sanders, JodyBMIJun 1985 – Aug 19891st / WeaponsHey there shipmates. Anyone out there from my time on the old tin can? Had lots of good friends and good times in the Navy. I'll never forget our loooong stay in Subic Bay. Long live the "Shipmates Bar" Let's try and connect.
Previte, TonyOS3Jun 1985 – Oct 1987OII've had so many people contact me on Facebook, figured might as well put my info out here too!
O'Connor, TimothyBNSNJun 1985 – Aug 19861st Div /Deck
Hughes, Ron "Puppy Chow"BM3Jun 1, 1985 – Aug 10, 19881st DIVWOW the Might HEP, I learned so much on this ship, so many great friends all trying to figure life out. It was an opportunity to meet some good people from all walks of life. Thanks *My crew get at me chowlyyn@yahoo.com
Bertsch, ShaneOS2Jul 1985 – May 1989OPS3 West Pac's on the mighty Hepburn. To the dedicated shipmates I served with - Thanks for the memories! Where is Zoom?
Egbert, Timothy (Eggy)FC3Jul 4, 1985 – Jan 10, 1990FOXMiss the good times we had with a great crew, did three deployments and had three great times, getting drunk with that goat in the Phillipeans at our Christmas party was one of the best, heres to you Uncle Lewey
Lew, Tom (Tommylew)bt3Jul 10, 1985 – Jan 10, 1989b-div
Flores, Luis / LuieIC2Jul 16, 1985 – Sep 16, 1988ENG. / FIRMANTHE TWO WEST PAC'S WERE AN EXPERIENCE THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET. ALL THE BOYS PEREZ,KRUG,CRAWFORD,GOODY, HOOD,PUPPY CHOW,HAM .... ETC. WE HAD SOME GOOD TIMES. FREDDY PEREZ REACH OUT MAN, I DONT HAVE YOUR NEW INFORMATION
Bischof, JamesTM1Aug 1985 – Feb 1990ASGood memories and great fun. I'll miss her. Love the WESTPAC's Freddy: You never could spell my last name?
Potanko, David/tankMM2Sep 1985 – Nov 16, 1989M DivThe times and travel we had what a way to go from being a kid to a man, lessons learned good and bad that can be taught no where else. At least she didn't become 10,000 toyotas clogging the road.
Moore, RobertET2Sep 20, 1985 – Mar 8, 1988OENever will forget the many unwilling people that were taped to the pole. Loved the ET shop "you know what" log! Many great entries by literary unknowns. I retired after 20 yrs and kept in touch mostly with the ex-Hep guys. What a group!
Egdahl, BrianBM3Oct 1985 – May 10, 19911STDoes anyone know what happened to QM2 Perez? Had a blast on the ole Hepburn. Got there when I turned 19. Got drunk for the first time in Vancouver. Bm1 Agape thought I would marry a bar girl from P.I. Nope didn't happen. Went on 2 WestPacs.
Duvall, DavidBT1Oct 1, 1985 – Oct 1, 1990B
McAuliffe, MichaelbtfnOct 12, 1985 – Jun 27, 1987B DIVKNOR, SKI, PINKY, HAHN, PISCZ, STARCHER, ELRAY, MONTIEL, DUMP, YOU GUYS WERE A BLAST, i RELLY MISS THOSE DAYS AND i'M OUTRAGED THAT THEY SANK HER. WHAT A WASTE OF STEEL,
Miller, Tim "T.j."BM2(SW)Oct 25, 1985 – Apr 5, 19891stYou guys were the best,By far the best days of my life. When are we all going to have a reunion?
Jones, Pat "Pappy"GMG2Nov 1985 – Sep 1989FOXSmall arms instructor. MK42 5", West Pac 86 and 88. Had fun training the .50cal crews, shootin' stuff up, 'n screwin' with the officers. Live by chance, love by choice, Kill by profession! Best Crew in the fleet!
Lynch, DonaldSMSNDec 13, 1985 – May 3, 1989OC
Probst, PatrickGMM21986 – 1988ASFond memories of time on Hepburn. Currently reside in WI, married, kid, etc. Anyone heard from any of the other GM's, like Randy "Moose" LaMarsna?
Wolniewicz, David "Wally"DC31986 – 1989RI always remember the days on the Hepburn! I am still serving the Navy...but I spend my time at the Pentagon. You guys where the best.
Duncan, ScottOS21986 – 1990OII saw all the names listed here and just had to join. Still keep in touch with a few guys. Those were some very interesting days indeed. I remember the time we were doing a special op with NTDS ships, positioning, etc. and blew'em away! Great crew
Wendlowsky, MichaelMSSA1986 – 1988Supply
Armbruster, Tom (Arms)HT31986 – 1989RRan into Hayes in Arizona, Mr Killoy in Maryland, Hoey in Virginia, Mc Donald in the desert. Oldest son in Navy. I made Chief in Reserves. Living on the Chesapeake.
Hutchison, Martin "Hutch"E-3, then E-2 again, dangit1986 – 1987FoxIf only I could have learned to shut my mouth with the boss(es). But I had some good buddies, and some crazy times. In Phuket, I learned from a bargirl" If you ain't got no money, I ain't got no heart". That's a lesson.
Hawthorne, NamonSH2(SW)1986 – 1990SupplyGreat times!
Heaps, Daryn "Heaps From Hell"STG3Jan 1986 – 1989WeaponsBest times of my life. Never been with a tougher bunch of stand-up guys EVER. Proud to be a part of this crew and speak of the Mighty Hep almost every day even now.
Izatt, JamesEW2Jan 1986 – Jan 1990OW01Great ship..Made many friends and had many of the best times of my life there. Think about the ship and friends often. Thanks to all who I had the pleasure of serving with.
Krug, DarinIC2Jan 1986 – Aug 11, 1989E DivisionGreat to see familiar names on this list. Great memories of our Westpacs and extra curricular activities in the Philippines. I never left San Diego. Why leave paradise? Look me up we'll have a couple beers.
Berger, KenSK2Feb 1, 1986 – Dec 8, 1988supply
Hoey, TerenceBT1(SW)Mar 1986 – Jun 1989BServed onboard Hepburn as BTOW, EOOW, Oil King, Repair V Locker Leader. As of Feb 04, MMCM(SW) USNR, USN SEA Class 94 Brown Grioup Hoinor Grad. Operating security consultancy in NYC. www.hoey.com
Pinto, BillLTMar 1986 – Mar 1989M MPA, CICO, CHENG, 1st LTHappy Jappies rock on! Another vote for the best tour in my 21 year career - tightest crew I ever served with. Anyone hear from MMC Andy Anderson?
Meoni, BillET2Apr 1, 1986 – Sep 22, 1989OE01Great ship! Made many good friends whom I think about often. Would love to see you all again sometime.
Shepherd, WesleySTG3Jun 1986 – Dec 1988ASI have a lot of great sea stories from the Hepburn and a lot of laughs about the guys on her especially in AS division. The boring watches, the Ping jockey log, raising hell in port and have to do field day to get off the boat!
Rankin, Charles (Okie)RM2Jun 1986 – Dec 1990OCSee lots of names of good people...lots of good memories...
Golden, ChadSTG3Jul 1986 – Aug 1988ASWFirst ship and only WESTPAC. Never forget the friends and family of that boat...
Sandy, CliffET3Aug 1986 – Aug 1989OEGreat crew. Many memories, most good.
Hayes, WesleyGMG2Sep 1, 1986 – Jul 15, 1990FOXLMFAO!! Wow!! What up?!?! Shout out to all my Bros! And yeah I was up in the helo tower!!! Snap yeah what now:)
Allers, PrestonQM2/SSSep 15, 1986 – Jul 15, 1987
Jones, Charles (Chef)MS1Oct 16, 1986 – Mar 1, 1991Supply/FoodserviceMy 1st and only ship/2 Wpacs/best crew in fleet/loved meditating alone on fantail at sea/loved port calls& Sheila's/Shellback 4-11-87 Lost only son after Navy/Any1 seen Scully/No booz since2001/Got God! "Yep,I got God! Hard 2 believe huh
Isham, Todd "ice"PC2Nov 1986 – Jan 1991NAV/ADMINHepburn was my first duty in the Navy and by far my favorite. Tons of fond memories.
Brady, ChristopherE5Dec 9, 1986 – Oct 10, 1989CommunicationsSome of the best times and friends would like to reconnect with Ol Clem, Clyde Townsend, Anthony flucker, Paul Martin, Keith godley. If u have any contact with any of these guys contact me.

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Point of ContactPlanned datePlanned locationRemarks
Alexander ChingApr 5, 2019Branson, MOReunion to be held 5-8 April at the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing

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