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USS Downes (FF 1070) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Downes (FF 1070). 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 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
Salato, Leopold "Pops"BT21982 – 1984BReunion was so much fun! Living in Illinois state. Like to hear from all the "OLD" BT's. E-mail me when you can! porsche911duo@yahoo.com
Koenig, RobertLTJan 1982 – Oct 1984G
Day, RobertFTM3Feb 1982 – Feb 1983GMy first ship. Some good memories from this ship. Typhoon heading to P.I. to start deployment w/10 inches of water in the carrier room. A typhoon in Hawaii to end the deployment. Tiger Cruise w/a lot of sick Tigers. Oh what fun!
Roberts, DavidMM3Mar 1982 – 1985West pac 82 was a learning time but a great time. looking for old friends from the same time.
Harris, "Harry"FF 1070Mar 15, 1982 – Dec 17, 1983OCCame onboard as an RM2. Advanced to RM1. CDR Coshow was the Captain. RMC Williams was OC leading Chief. Downes was a good ship
Wingett, WesleyE-3Aug 15, 1982 – Sep 27, 1983engeneeringMy time aboard the Downs still sticks with me. I joined the Downs while it was in Tokyo,thanks to all the knowledge passed on by my instructors at that time! I am still going strong!
Connell, BrianSTG2Sep 10, 1982 – Oct 1, 1986ASGreat Ship. Sorry to here she was sunk. Not a fitting end for the old gal.
Bell, JimmieDECK SEAMANOct 1982 – 1985firstI remember the skipper WILD Billl, he was No Joke
Bell, JimmieSNOct 1982 – Oct 1985FirstI worked for BM1 Horton, swithed to DC when the rate opened and made DC3. The Dirty "D", Wild Bill as CO. Remember: Slick Rick Harris, Dana Brack, and Watson. We had a blast in Seattle at the ship yard. The Steak Express Later days
Holder, MikemssnOct 1982 – 1984supplyMade some good friends,Don carson,Jim sheffer,Randy lovelet.just to name a few,and sam who was my 1st class i worked with.I worked with some of the best guys,served under some of the best officers.thanks for the memories
McCann, BillSTG2Oct 2, 1982 – Dec 20, 1984AS
Wise, JohnIC2Nov 1982 – Sep 1984EMAN THEY FINALLY SUNK THAT SHIP
Irmen, MatthewBT3Dec 1982 – Sep 1984B divI recognize a few of the names on the list in and outside of b-div.
Alexander, KenENS/LTJG1983 – 1986OI
Richenberg, ToddRM31983 – 1986We had some great times on board the Down.The Radio shack under cheif Hubbard was a great group of guys. Those are days that I will never forget.
Fairbairn, AdamSM31983 – 1986OPSIn a different life time. Now tell the stories to my children - The clean ones of course.
Dulaney, RobertBT1Jan 1983 – Sep 1989(Those are approx dates) Had some good times on her
Dulaney, RobertBTJan 1983 – Oct 1989B
Fowler, John, Aka "Jc" profile iconBM2Mar 1983 – Dec 19861stWestPac 84-85. Some of the guys in deck at the time: BMC Singleton,BM1 Gilley,BM1 Horton,BM2 Venini,BM3 "Wavy" Davey, Widman, Wurtz, Collins, Kimbrough, Flye, JW Wright, Williams, Conway, Bennett. Steam On! HG&UW
Wurtz, TimBM3Mar 1983 – Dec 19851stWow!!! Great to see a few guys from the Ole' Crew on here. Alan Moreau, Rob Collins, John "JC" Fowler, were just a few of my party Buds. All I can say is "Think Woody" haha some may remember that. Live in Boise, Idaho
Moberly, KennyFC1Mar 30, 1983 – Aug 12, 1987WeaponsStarted as a FTG and was changed to FC. Finished while ship was in drydock in San Diego. We had a great WestPac in 1984 and 1985. Great bunch of guys. Fire Control and Gunner's Mates were outstanding.
Hawthorne, HughEns (O-1)-Lt (0-3)May 16, 1983 – May 20, 1987Comms/Deck
Smith, KevinBT3Jun 1, 1983 – Jun 1, 1985BHOPE YOUR ALL DOING WELL I'M STILL IN THE SEATTLE AREA I'VE BEEN A TOP WEALTH MANAGER FOR 25+ YEARS OFFERING A VARIETY OF FINANCIAL COMPANIES TO MY CLIENTS.MY CONTACT INFO IS 1-800-275-3846 rockbandpromotions@gmail.com
Matan, Davidbt3Jun 7, 1983 – Jun 7, 1987bHad a lot of fun with a bunch of good guys , hope everyone is doing good,would love to do another west pack on a cruise ship,
Duncan, DavidRM2Jul 1, 1983 – Nov 30, 1986OCLoved serving on this ship and especially enjoyed the shipmates that served on her with me.
Collins, RobBM3Sep 1, 1983 – Aug 31, 19871stI had a great time on the Downs and in Southern Cali during the 80's...Fun Times!! I sure do miss everybody I served and partied with, especially at the Scuttle Butt. I do miss my partners in crime, Scotty, Buddy S. and Doug-o (R.I.P.)
Richardson, Fred profile iconMSCSep 10, 1983 – Feb 28, 1986S2It was a great ship for my last command. Now American Legion Veteran Service Officer Alaska VARO. If you need help on a claim, frederick.richardson463@va.gov Maybe I can help ..
Lurker, Howard (Howie)BM 3Sep 12, 1983 – Jul 25, 1987DeckHad a great time with my time on the Downes and fondly remeber all that I served with. Thanks for the good times, the bad times and the times in between.
Msmills, BuddymssnSep 23, 1983 – Sep 23, 1987mess specialistHAY EVERYBODY FORGETS WHO FEED YOU I WAS NIGHT BAKER COMON HOW ABOUT THOSE CINNOMON ROLLS HAY SCOTTSHAKLEBEN,RANDY,CORDOVA. WOODY YOUR FOOD SUCK- WESTPACK LOV IT GO HORTON ,GOD BLESS OUR COMANDER DIED BRAIN ANURISUM
Waller, ChrisOS2Oct 1, 1983 – Jun 1, 1987OPERATIONSAwesome 4 years hanging with Dan P and Kenny C! Fun times traveling around the world.
Dennis, TimothySTG2 TO STG1Oct 2, 1983 – Oct 2, 1984ASWWas LPO of Division, Captin Clark.
Matan, Davidbt3Dec 4, 1983 – Jun 17, 1987bwhats up
Palmer, Rick (Louie) profile iconBT21984 – 1990BBest boat I ever searved on
Shackelford, EdwardGMG11984 – 1989G DivisionGreat Friends! Great Times! Mostly
Flye, Robert profile iconBM31984 – 19881stHey it's great to see some of the old crew in here! I had a fantastic time serving on board her with you guys. I always look back on it as a wonderful time in my life. I hope to be in touch with you and swapp some stoies
Colon, EmilioYN3Jan 1984 – Apr 1987XGood times and Bad times. Met some very good people and some not so good. All and all, it was an experience that I will never forget.
Stern, ChrisBT2Jan 1, 1984 – Jan 1, 1988BHave served on 7 ships thus far and the Peary is still my best ship. bcnstern@comcast.net
Hopp, RustyOS1/OSCJan 11, 1984 – Jan 8, 1988OIMade Chief here and still think KNOX buckets were the best platform the NAVY had. Great bunch of people.
Fairbairn, AdamSIGNALMAN E-4Jan 15, 1984 – Aug 15, 1986OPS - Communication Signalmen
Bishop, RandyEN1Mar 1984 – Dec 1986A-GangNever will forget the time we went to GQ at mid-night to find all the pine oil to throw it over the side.
Paredes, DanOS2Mar 1984 – Jun 1987Operations /OIFirst ship, great crew, small enough where just about everyone new eachother. Good memories...
Davidson, MarkFC2May 1984 – Nov 1986G
Sliger, Harlan (Bud)BM3May 15, 1984 – Jan 17, 19871stbudsliger@ymail.com Great command and crewmates made shellback 84 85 westpac pilot rescue swimmer lots of painting &parties miss rob c. scott k. doug z. went to vulcan ar5 88 90 now in Arkansas god bless all.
Price, RodneyBT3Jun 1984 – Jun 1986B
Gay, Bobbm3Jun 1, 1984 – Nov 1, 1986deckif anyone out there let me know. currently in SC. been wondering how all is doing. feel free to get in touch @ westerndraft@yahoo.com hard to believe going on 30 years
Leach, FloydGMG1(SW)Jun 24, 1984 –3rdAnyone onboard can email or phone me. Askingsuperdad@yahoo.com or phone#858-277-0345. Would like to here from some old shipmates.
Kirckof, ThomasSTG1Jul 7, 1984 – Jul 7, 1989ASBest years of my life. Been posing as a normal person since, but the demons still come in the night.
Damian, TonyRM3Sep 25, 1984 – Jun 2, 1987OpsWe had some good times down in Raido. Duncan Reyes Richenberg Clev even cheif Hubbard but he didnt like me. Whats up with you guys anyone around anymore still in san diego today.

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