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USS Downes (FF 1070) Crew List

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There are 302 crew members registered for the USS Downes (FF 1070).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1974 | 1975 – 1978 | 1979 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Richmond, DavidBTFA1975 – 1976BI have many fond memories of "B" Division. Chief Morrison was the best Chief I ever had. I was out for 20 years ,but I am in the USNR now as a PS1. I miss you all and I hope we can get a reunion soon.
Megert, MikeMM31975 – 1975MM Division Engineering Yeoman, Throttles when underway. First time to Hawaii for MIDPAC in 75 Still remember GQ 1/2 way there in the middle of the night. Stuff stored on top of boilers caught fire. What a ride!
McCarthy, KevinEWSN1975 – 1977ElectronicsBeen working/writing about everything from B-2s and F-117s to Titan-4 rocket to Preadators and Reapers and even the drones we shot at at Pt. Mugu (AN/BQM-74E).
Aguilar, John "Aggie"BM2Jan 15, 1975 – Jun 15, 19771ST-DECK
McCullough, MarkHTFAFeb 1975 – 1976RI have fond memories of my time aboard.
Broskey, TonyEW2Feb 8, 1975 – Jun 10, 1977OE
Roesch, T.(JG)Mar 1975 – Mar 1978M & B'75-'78 were good times, good people and a boatload of fond memories. Was running Test/Trial Dept. @ Todd when overhauled in early 80's - lucky to meet some of you then. Resting peacefully @ sea better than rusting away @ IMA. TR
Gilpin, Lendon (Gipper)GMM2Jun 1975 – Dec 1979GI see a lot of names I recognize from my four and a half years on DOWNES. Worked on NATO Seasparrow. I retired from the Reserves as a GMC and work at Texas State University-San Marcos.
Burke, Mike (Wino)BM3Aug 1975 – Jun 1979WEAPONSI SERVED THE "D-DOWNER BETWEEN 75-79 WHILE ON WESTPAC. LOOKING FOR SKI(NO), OTIS, FAT FRED, SOB OR ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS US GUYS FROM THE MIDWEST. HOW ABOUT DUANE BROWN?
Deviney, ChuckOSCSep 10, 1975 – Jan 20, 1978OIThis was the finest Ship I was privileged to serve aboard. This was also the ship where I I made CPO and went through initiation.
Chaffee, ChristianSN3Sep 23, 1975 – Oct 1, 1978Deck ApeMany Good times, and great memories. Always like to hear from old friends. I deal in antiques and fine art, and collect good Japanese swords. I can't say I miss the Navy, but do miss my good buddies. Where is the Mary Hartman fan club?
Hank, RandyFTM3Oct 1975 – Dec 1975WEAPONSI was on the Downes for 3 months to train on the NATO Seasparrow system while my duty ship, the USS Kansas City was in dry dock in San Francisco.
Cloutier, Richard (Rick)MM3Nov 1975 – Jun 3, 1979AUX 1 / AUX 2West Pac was great. The crew were 1st rate.
Cloutier, RichardMM3Nov 1, 1975 – Jun 10, 1979Aux One
Walton, RichardMMFNDec 1975 – 1978Engineeringgood group of guys. Hi to all the Iowa guys
Salato, Leopold "Pops"BT31976 – 1979BMiss all the old BT's. Can't wait to hear from you! porsche911duo@yahoo.com. Living in Illinois. Leo
Collins, JohnBM3Jan 1976 – Aug 19781stSorry to see such a great ship go with the way she did, hello to all fellow deck apes
Province, CurtisMM2Feb 1976 – Aug 1979MHole Snipe. Spent some of the very best times of my days onboard. Fine ship, fine crew. "Ready Now"
Browne, RussSTG2May 10, 1976 – Aug 10, 1979Weps 3rd division SonarBert, Goat face, Fat Fred, Joe Uggs and many more all great people..great ship mates. Sonar Supervisor when the IVDS hit a pinnacle in the wee hours. Error console lit xmas tree. Gyro repeater searching in vain
Schroerlucke, Bebomm2Jun 1976 – May 1984m
Urfer, DonaldBMSNAug 15, 1976 – Aug 15, 19781stdidn"t get to know her much. wason her during drydock in Long Beach. got out in 78
Flores, SergioEMCNov 1, 1976 – Oct 31, 1982RepairThis brings back memories. Ruben, remember me?
Durbin, DannyMMFNDec 9, 1976 – Nov 5, 1980AUX IIHow abt Mike Saraf, Dave Kibler, Turner, Terrell Dean, Dickinson, Harvey(hey dick), RD Wallace, and soo many more... Our 1st westpac, subic bay, Little orfan annies in pearl harbor
Halley, StevenMS3Dec 27, 1976 – Oct 11, 1977Spent most of my time in Dry Dock at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, released from Active Duty in Long Beach, still reside here.
Young, JamesIC21977 – 1980INTERIOR COMMSSERVED ON THE INDIAN OCEAN EXPEDITION.... YOU GUYS REMEMBER .......OVER 90 DAYS STRAIGHT AT SEA !!!!!!! MAN NEW ZEALAND LOOKED NICE AFTER THAT!!!!
Cole, Johnbm21977 – 19801stwow how the hell is everyone ? so long ago i went to work as an auto tech for volvo did that for 16yrs. after 6yrs in the navy then 10yrs in dent repair . i hope everyone is fine. wow so many yrs!!
Esquibel, RussellPC31977 – 1980NavigationWhat a great site! Lots of good times. Hi to all my good buddies Johnny Cole, Greg Gore, Philip Ostler, Lee Monroe, Scott Mullins, Bergman, Louwigi. Anybody remember the big brawl in the Chief Petty Officers lounge?
Monroe, LeeBM3Jan 1977 – Jan 23, 1980DECK ONBOARD FOR THE 1ST WEST PAC, ENS. MILNER, LT. SMITH. SAW A RUSSIAN FLEET IN THE I.O., WENT TO THE YARDS IN LONG BEACH. ESCORTED THE CARRIER FORRESTAL BACK TO SUBIC BAY. I AM NOW A 27 YEAR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
Bradford, BruceFTG2Feb 1, 1977 – Feb 1, 1980WeaponsWorked test and development Target Acquisition System interfacing with NATO Sea Sparrow. Great time on WEST PAC 1979
Cunningham, KevinGMM3Mar 1, 1977 – Jul 31, 1980G - Sea Sparrow techMade first WESTPAC in 1979. Lucky enough to hit Auckland, New Zealand, the Seychelles, and of course the Philippines. Still have fond memories of the place even 30 years later. Will never forget! Great ship, Great Shipmates.
Johnston, MikeSNJun 1977 – Nov 29, 19791 STSO MANY MORE NAMES. ANYONE REMEMBER THE NIGHT WE LOST THE IVDS? NEVER DID FIND THE WHALE THAT ATE IT!!! QUACK, QUACK! wE HAD LOTS OF FUN, A LOT OF MEMORIES. MISS YOU GUYS. LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY OF YOU.
Booth, KevinHT3Sep 1977 – Jun 1980rhey all good times.looney?papa k? anyone in tn?
Ibarra, AlbertE-5Sep 10, 1977 – Jul 28, 1981I am now currently working for NASA/JPL as a satellite compatibility test engineer. Tests includes the Mars Rovers, MRO, New Horizon, STEREO, ST5, Deep Impact, and many others. I would like to hear from some of my old shipmates just to say hello.
Turner, Robert (Gwonga)(orca)QM11978 – Apr 1980NAVI WAS ON ABOARD TO TIME WENT IT WAS DE AND FF I TOOK IN ON IT FIRST WESPAC AND WHEN IT WAS A TEST SHIP. GOOD SHIP AND GOOD CREW
Simmering, TonyEM21978 – Nov 1981R-GangReading all the names, it's like it was yesterday to me. I still have the recipe for the brew that came out of AUX 1 (111) does anyone remember all the purple pillow cases. How about Charlie O and his pea shooter.
Flores, SergioEMC1978 – 1982R DivisionCame onboard as an EM1 and made Chief, left the Downes on route to westpac at Pearl Harbor.
Ayers, SteveSMSNJan 1978 – May 1981OC
Korp, DanBM 2Jan 1978 – Aug 19811 st
Baker, CliffordDKSN/BMSNJan 1978 – May 5, 19801st/SupplyHung out with 1st Division @ PC3 Russell Esquibel
Baker, MarkE-3Jan 1978 – 1981M
Castle, MarkRMSA Retired as RMC(SW)Jan 15, 1978 – Feb 10, 1981Ops OCMy first ship, lots of lessons learned. Especially that dang BT Punch to re-hang the door in Radio. Argh!
Hudson, JohnBTCFeb 3, 1978 – Sep 15, 1979BWas a plank owner of the Downs 1st WesPac. Kenny, reunion sounds good.
Ayers, StevenSMJun 22, 1978 – Mar 10, 1981OC
Harvey, DickMM2Jul 1, 1978 – Mar 2, 1982MJoe Basler, Alan Hall, Rockin Ronnie, Chuckie Richardson, Smokin Jo Speiss, Storman Norman, Danny Durbin, Who could forget.
Wilson, TheodoreOS3Sep 1978 – Apr 1980OICANT REMENBER EVERYBODY NAME I WAS THE BLACK GUY CATCHING HELL ALL THE TIME I REMENBER MIKE BILER CAME OUT OF THE ARMY CAUSE HE GOT TO TAKE THE TEST FOR THIRD CLASS THAT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE ME SAME WITH LONNIE LEAKS
Lee, JohnSK2/SK1Oct 1978 – Apr 1980S-1 SUPPLY
Harthan, RichardBT 3Oct 10, 1978 – Oct 10, 1981BStill surviving working a power plant,got the BT bug? the reunion idea sound great.the ship is gone?

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