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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

Shultz, John BSTG31988 – 1991ASDownes was my first ship. I have alot of good memories of that time. I was onboard for PACEX 89 and 90.
Hann, JasonIC21988 – 1991ECapt Pine - Amazing leader. Garcia, McClain, Stuhler, Boyd. Many in E division are all-star people. Everyone tips their hat to BM1. He's probably still playing with the mermaids near Japan. Godspeed.
Wood, GarySM21988 – 1991Operations
Kinsman, Scurvey DogE41988 – Dec 4, 1991MMWhat where we?
Weidner, ScottGMG3Jan 1, 1988 – Jan 1, 1990WeaponsLots of memories from the old ship...I was sorry to hear they used her as target practice. I still talk to Dave Purdy, haven't heard from anyone else. I got back in the Navy 12 years after I got out the first time.
Hann, JasonIC2Mar 1, 1988 – Oct 6, 1991ECapt. Pine made us go from worst to best. Great to see both sides of the fence. IC2 Hector Garcia was the second person I met and the last crew person I saw when I left. Lots of good friends at the time. Safe travels everyone.
Durst, DaveBM3Jun 1988 – Nov 19911stGreat ship, great crew, great C.O. I Had a great time for 3 1/2 years, wish I could do it again. Hope to hear from some of you guys
Prayer, Curtisbt3Jun 23, 1988 – May 18, 1991BI can truely say that it was a pleasure service on this ship with my shipmate. I had some much fun. Capt Pine was one of a kind.
Ricker, DaveBT 3Aug 18, 1988 – Sep 18, 1991BThese were the best 3 years of my life filled with alot of memories and some of the best guys to work with miss talking to all hope everyone is doing well and enjoying themselves until we meet again thanks for the great time.
Schlittler, Robert (Bob)OS1Oct 10, 1988 – Aug 11, 1990OIMiss the crew, miss the captain. LT Isom was the best damn officer I EVER served with. I stayed connected to Parungao. Haven't heard from Riall in a while. Hope you are all safe and well.
Green, LarryE-4/IC3Dec 1988 – Oct 1991EI Look forward to hearing from my shipmates!
Helms, William ScottSTG31989 – 1991AS
Banks, JeffersonRMC1989 –
Bongaard, Jim "Bon"OS1989 – 1992USS Kirk FF1087The officers and crew of the USS Kirk want to thank the effort of Clayton Lendrum in providing photos and information of our departed comrade Cmdr John Pine. Visit us at, John's first ship. Memorial coming soon. Contact us with in
Swainston, DanielBM31989 – 1992DeckDownes was one of the best experiences of my life. Great crew and the best Captain in the Navy. Good to see some of you guys on here. Feel free to email me
Dykstra, RobertSTGSN1989 – 1992ASNot realizing it then, but later in life, it was a great experience being on the Downes. Capt. Pine made it that way along with the shipmates I had. I will never forget that ship or the crew.
Bjerke, Mark profile iconSTG31989 – Jun 5, 1992ASCapt. Pine ROCKED! Reading his "Captain's Log" from West Pac still makes me smile. AS Division, well...what can I say. I think of you often.
Hayes, MatthewBT 3Jan 1989 – May 1992B
Kirkland, DavidOS2Jan 1989 – 1992OICapt. Pine was the best Capt. I ever worked for. He knew his crew and how to get the job done and still make time to enjoy the navy. Only man I heard of that welded a fishing chair on the ship. Swim call Panama canal.
Maxwell, John "Max"OS3Jan 1, 1989 –OI
Jarmon, Sheldon (Fatjack)RM2Jan 2, 1989 – Apr 23, 1993Radio Central
Allen, DavidOSSR-OS3Mar 1, 1989 – 1992OI/OPSI came onboard in '89, left just before decom and have yet to serve under a better Cpt that Cpt. Pine. Please feel free to contact me: dallen825@msn/dallen825@yahoo
Cistrunk, Rodney(mississippi)BT2Mar 3, 1989 – Jun 5, 1992Engineering1st of all [R.I.P BM3 Yanders;MM3 Walker 2 GREAT shipmates] It hurt my heart to hear the(DIRTY DOWNES)had been sunk.I didn't miss it until after I left. CO.Pine was one of a kind. No rm. 2 list all the grt. memories of the best SHIPMATES
Hatcher, DavidMM2Mar 29, 1989 – Jun 5, 1992"Frigate from Hell" "Main Control, Fantail-back 2/3." J.S. PINE. I am still active and deployed. Lokking for someone with an extra cruisebook for the South Pac to Panama.
Selberg, JohnLCDRApr 15, 1989 – Oct 30, 1990Executive OfficerGreat ship. Hoping to be at the reunion next year.
Shurlow, BrianE-4/OS3Apr 15, 1989 – Jun 5, 1992OIThe Downes was a great place for memories. Capt. Pine was awesome as was most of the crew.
Shurlow, BrianOS3Apr 19, 1989 – Jun 5, 1992OPSIt was a pleasure to serve on such a vessel. I only served on the Downes. However, I will never forget her.
Widner, RodneyBM3May 1989 – Feb 1992DeckThe USS Downes was a great ship with a great crew. CDR Pine was a leader on many levels and I would died for that man if he told me too. The Frigate From Hell will live forever in his memory !
Pollard II, CalvinOS3Jun 1, 1989 – Jun 5, 1992OI
Lyles, John (Big L)E-4 / RM3Jun 10, 1989 – Jun 5, 1992OCWas a part of the Decomm Crew. Thanks to RMC Banks, RM1 Sajecki and Rice, RM2 Terry, Fultz, & Campbell, and to my boys RM3 Jarmon, Taylor, and Wise. This is where it my career started. Had so much fun with this crew. Miss the Dirty Downes !
Croft, DouglasEN1/E-6Jul 1, 1989 – Jun 5, 1992ABest ship I was ever stationed on and Capt. John Pine was the best CO I have had the privlidge to serve with. You can reach me at or by phone at 316-215-2147.
Senda, JohnSTG3Aug 1, 1989 – Jun 1, 1992AS
Bates, PhilMM2 (SW)Aug 1, 1989 – Jun 5, 1992MFrigate From Hell - FFH-1070. - Capt. Pine - One of a Kind... - MM1 (SW) Cherry - Your passing was shocking and heartbreaking. Fair Winds and Following Seas My Friends... My email= philbatesny-at-hotmail-dot-com.
Payeur, ThomasNC1Sep 2, 1989 – Jun 3, 1992AdminCommand Career Counselor of the DECOM Crew. "Frigate From Hell"
Lund, MarkOS3Oct 30, 1989 – May 30, 1992ops/oiAwsome ship and even more awsome CO capt Pine
Wiseman, TerrySTGC(SW)Dec 1989 – May 1992ASI served on the Downes during the time of, Cmdr John Pine's tour as CO. He made the Downes an experience not to forget.
Witt, WendellMM1Dec 1989 – Jun 1991A-GangA very memorable experience serving under Cmdr Pine
Szwec, BrianHT2Dec 1989 – 1992Repair
Watson, DavidLTJGDec 1989 – Jun 1991Supply/Disbo Swim calls, Walking the plank, smashing other ships! Great memories.
Aagaard, JohnMM3Dec 1, 1989 – Aug 10, 1991M - Engineering

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