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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
Carlson, ScottLT1987 – 1991ASWO / NavigatorI was the ASWO and ultimately the Navigator on the Hepburn. I was the Navigator on the last "under steam" trip by the Hepburn up to British Columbia. I had the honor of conning her in on her last entry into San Diego (it was my last cruise as
Engen, DerrickOS-21987 – 1991OPSSome of the best and craziest times in my life
Struba, DavidBT31987 – 1988B
Nordstrom, JohnBT2(SW)1987 – 1991B-DIVServed for four years with some of the best people I have ever known. I was very glad to have chosen this option in comparison to returning back to an aircraft carrier. Some very salty dogs served here.
Heaps, Daryn "Heaps From Hell"STG3Jan 1987 – 1990WeapsI can't believe they sunk her...I will never forget the crew of the Happy Hep; they were the meanest, unruliest, take-no-prisoner bunch I have ever had the pleasure of serving with anywhere. We ruled the entire globe.
Hough, ClemRm 3Jan 1987 – Jul 1990communications
Ford, JesseMM-3Jan 1, 1987 – Jun 23, 1990
McDonald, RoyOS2Jan 11, 1987 – May 22, 1990OIThe greatest crew in the greatest Navy in the whole world. I sure miss those old time days on WESTPAC. Roy.mcdonald@q.com
Vasquez, Dave profile iconPN2(SW)Feb 7, 1987 – May 15, 1990NXI worked in ships office from 1987 to1990. I will have a retirement ceremony in San Diego 12 Jan 2007. Our former CO, Captain Charles Carey III is my guest speaker. I would love to invite my shipmates from the HEPBURN. Please contact me.
Leavitt, BruceFC3Mar 1987 – Aug 1991FoxSure do miss the WesPacs
Wright, JeffOS3Mar 10, 1987 – Jul 14, 1990OpsThis is Zoom. How is everyone? The USS Hepburn was a great ship. The memories will last forever.
Walsh, JonMS3Apr 10, 1987 – Feb 23, 1991supplyThis site is really cool, just found out about it:)
Ogilvie, GregLTJun 1987 – Oct 1991Chief Engineer
Kist, DougOS2Jun 1, 1987 – Dec 20, 1991OPSSome of the best Days of my life, and some of the worst. It was a great ship with a great crew. I think about it all the time.
Sangster, MonteMS3 PETTY OFFICERJun 27, 1987 – Jan 27, 1990Supplydoes anyone remember the name of the Oil Tanker we rescued and got an Expeditionary Medal for...Also Agapy works At Wal-mart or Target in Chula Vista
Chavez, Gerald (Chevy)BT3Aug 1987 – Mar 17, 1991BThis brings back memories. I think west pac was the final fairwell to the Happy Hep. It was a great crew with lots of good times and bad. Sometimes I even miss fireing those old boilers. Hey B boys, keep me in mind!
White, RobertHM2Aug 1, 1987 – Aug 1, 1989MedicalExtreme Character Building & Growth: WestPac '88 ... Christian Military Outreach, Christian Servicemen's Centers (OCSC), and some of the greatest men I have ever had the privilege of serving with in any capacity.
Long, Danny LongNC1/NCCAug 15, 1987 – Dec 3, 1990AdminCommand Career Counsler. Made chief on the Mighty Hep. Out of 17 years of sea duty the 3 years on the Hepburn was the very best. It was a home and a way of life to many people through the years. I think of her often with pride.
Potter, Tim "sherman T. Potter"EW3Aug 15, 1987 – Feb 1989OWWe were some of the most alcohol drinking, tail chasing, hell raising group of guy's that I ever had the pleasure to serve with. I will always have fond memories of the "Happy Hep". Proud to have served with you!
Wright, JeffOS2Sep 1987 – Jun 1991OPS
Clariday, Stephen (Mr Gagit)Bt1 (sw)Oct 1, 1987 – 1991B-Div EB01-EB13Of all the ships i served ,she and her crew were my best. aday dont pass that i dont remember the ship and crew
Nordstrom, JohnBT2Oct 15, 1987 – Nov 15, 1991EBO1 and EB14Was the best ship I ever served on. Although old and hard to work on, was the best time in my life. Shipmates don't hang out like we used to then, and they always had your back. Remember BTCM Hudson, Big Dave, Dude, and all those crazy guys from M
Trayer, ToddOS2Dec 15, 1987 – Dec 20, 1991OIMany good times on the Hepburn. Anyone recognize my name send me an email.
Barrows, Leroy - RoyFCCM1988 – 19901st.
Torres, FrankIC11988 –E-Division
Trayer, ToddOS1Jan 11, 1988 – Dec 11, 1991OISome of my best years were spent on the "Mighty Hepburn". Westpac in 1988-89 was awesome. Where are all the OS's, EW's?
Gallagher, FrankET2Mar 1988 – Jun 1, 1990OPS / OEIt was my pleasure to serve with so many great men. I think about my time at sea often. Feel free to email me at gallagher921@aol.com
Nickerson, George MBM2Apr 15, 1988 – May 14, 19911stWhen I was assistant lpo I probably had one of the best crew of seaman ever! Wish you all best of luck and hope to catch you at a reunion.
Degrazia, John (Graz)STG1 (SW)May 1988 – Mar 1992ASHey Shipmates! I may not have the dates above correct. But I was on the ?decom crew?. Greatest friends are made in the most arduous conditions. It?s great to read some names I've long forgotten. I?m still in San Diego and LOVING it! Drop me a line
Nickerson, George MBM2May 1988 – Jan 19911stBest damn ship I was on with a great first division of the best seaman i ever worked with. That was the best ammo offload i ever experienced.
Engen, DerrickOS2Jun 1988 – Jun 1991OPSSome of the best and craziest times of my life.
Nichols, TroyOS2Aug 16, 1988 – 1992OIwas just remembering all the good times I enjoyed while stationed aboard ole hep.you guys were like brothers
Olivas, JohnYN3Aug 20, 1988 – Dec 10, 1990NX
Villanueva, Robert "v"Sep 1988 – Dec 20, 1991Hope everyone is doing ok. Part of the decom crew. Westpac 88-89 was a blast. Currently living in Long Beach,Ca and having fun. Feel free to e-mail.
Murphy, MatthewLTNov 1988 – Dec 1991Gunnery, CIC, NavigationI will never forget my time on the Hepburn and feel honored to have served with my shipmates.
Bush, ErikET2Nov 1988 – Aug 1991OperationsOne of two E-5 to hold officer of the deck qual. The first was Shaun Stone.
Ackerman, Vincent (Ack)STG3Nov 1988 – Apr 1990AS DivisionGreat time as a young Sonar Tech, quad zero. Worked in hello hangar and forward sonar
Naeve, MarkMM3Dec 1988 – Dec 20, 1991M
Vogel, ChrisMM2(SW)Dec 1988 – Jul 14, 1991A-Gang andSad to hear of Audrey hitting the bottom. Really do miss the times we spent partying overseas and chipping paint till we ran low on air. (not) Still friends with a couple of the M-Div guys. Email me if you want.
Pendergist, DennisLTDec 15, 1988 – Oct 15, 1990EWO/EMO/FirstFun ship to serve on. Still have friends from that wardroom. A sinkex is a sad ending for the mighty Hepburn.

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Alexander ChingApr 5, 2019Branson, MOReunion to be held 5-8 April at the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing

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