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USS Blakely (FF 1072) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Blakely (FF 1072). 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 185 crew members registered for the USS Blakely (FF 1072).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1972 | 1973 – 1979 | 1980 – 1984 | 1985 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Kane, David G.i. JoeMM31985 – 1989Engineeringnow living in kansas city ks
Presley, Robertfn1985 – Jul 21, 1985bwas on the ship for my reserve training, the only name I remember was holis, we went to Honduras and then I got dropped off in panama, this was my first ship, had so much fun I went active duty, hey holis !!!!!!!
Johnson, Gregory ToddYN2Feb 1985 – Jun 1988AdminWOW!! Those were the days... 3 years 4 days of sea service onboard. I was there when the ship broke lose from the pier. Busted the sonar dome. Endless GQ. Sometimes that thing came out of the water. We took a 24degree roll.Luv'd it
Henry, PatrickLTApr 13, 1985 – Jun 1, 1988Auxiliaries Officer / Main Propulsion AssistantI enjoyed standing EOOW in Main Control and OOD at sea. I am now a Maintenance Engineer at a Ford Motor Co. manufacturing facility. I think I could still conduct a Boiler Lite-Off or run ECCTT drills. It's weird what you retain in long term memory
Foster, MichaelCDR- CO OF RESERVE UNITMay 1985 – Oct 1987Great ship but better yet great crews. Charleston reserve crew with my NY reserve crew and the active crew were a seamless fighting machine.
Randall, JoeLTMay 1985 – Oct 1987Supply OfficerI was bless to have had a great bunch of guys in the Supply Department during my time onboard. I retired in 1995. After working for Panasonic Corporation for 5 years my wife and I moved to the Philippines in 2001.
Randall, JoeLTMay 1985 – Oct 1987SUPPLY
Rubiano, Bolivar (Boley)LT JG / LTMay 20, 1985 – Apr 30, 19881st / DCAMy only ship. I'm not the sailing type but I did have a great time onboard. I remember working with an outstanding BMSC Boozer. (Sp?) and BM2 Sammy. Time slips by. I retired from the reserves in 2001. G-d bless the U.S.A.
John Wiegman, WiggyENFNJun 10, 1985 – Aug 25, 1987A gangIt was a great ship great crew and a great time
Hays, JackGMM1Jul 1985 – Oct 19892ndHad a great time on this ship. Have to agree with Sammy. Was a home away from home. Met a lot of good people on the Blakely.
Schinall, TonyHM3/HM2/HN/HM3/HM2Aug 1985 – Sep 1988ADMINI miss each and everyone of you and I miss the SHIP real bad.
Johnson, AndrewBT3Nov 1985 – May 1989Engineering
Adams, Timothy CBT3Dec 1985 – Jun 1989engineeringcurrently serving aboard uss denver lpd-9 san diego ca
Street, DannyMM2Dec 1985 – Dec 1989Engineering 9Aux 10
Mitchell, HaroldFTM 1 SW1986 – Aug 31, 1988FOXJust wanted to say hi to all my Shipmates and wish them all a Very Happy Holidays. Mitch
Andrus, KennethSTG31986 – 1988Sonar
Stanczak, DennisLTMar 1986 – Oct 1987EngineeringMPA
Pilato, VictorMM1Mar 3, 1986 – Jan 15, 1989EngineeringCurrently serving in the reserves
Miraglia, Mike ( Rags)ET2May 1986 – May 1989 I had a great time with this crew. The Electronics crew with ET1 Dotson, ETC Mellot, ET2 Whitfield, ET3 Keith Helgenson - If you know any of these guys and can get ahold of them let me know?
Tucker, JohnRM2Jun 1, 1986 – Jul 1, 1990
Sampsell, Garymm1 (sw)1987 – 1991agood memories retired in mississippi now currently a diesel mechanic.
Ross, John / HacksawMMFR IIMar 1987 – Aug 1990EngineeringRetired as an Auto Mechanic, now working as a Paramedic in Curtis Michigan
Nielsen, StephenCDRMay 1987 – Jun 19891st LT/EWOShe was my first ship, great crew; Remember Nassau and the parties...I have been recalled again (p) and am in the middle east. e-mail sniel96250ataol.com
Harris, JayBM3Jul 28, 1987 –Physical Security Group
Perry, Winston // The HamMM3Aug 8, 1987 – Sep 30, 1990AgangThis was my first ship and i can say, the best 4 years of my life. I made alot of friends. This ship had the best food in the navy, and nobody who served on that ship can forget our famous softball team. never been beaten.
Singletary, GeorgeMM1Aug 11, 1987 – 1991
Rogers, Michael (Bunny, Easter Bunny)FC2Sep 1987 – Aug 15, 19912ndRide of my life, great life experience, better and better as time went on. da.fezda@gmail.com mrogers@arinc.com
Groover, MartyFC2Oct 28, 1987 – Aug 28, 19912nd
Pressley, JoeMR2Jan 1988 –Repair div
Aul, MatthewMS3Apr 1988 – Nov 1991SupplySay Hello to all of my shipmates from the Blakely. I made it for 20 years. I retired as a Chief. I hope to hear from all of you.
Nutgrass, RobbieRM2Jun 1988 – Nov 1991OPSWow! What to say but a great time. I still think about the people on this ship all of the time. RM2 Mo Young, MM3 DUKIE Brown, PN2 Brown, MM3 Kangas, EM2 Danny Vivian, RM2 Big Jay, RM2 Tucker, Spades in Radio all night.
Underwood, BuddyE7Aug 1, 1988 – Aug 1, 1991M & RGreat Ship, Great Crew, Great Times, we survived Hurricane Hugo
Shakesnider, ShakeTM3Dec 1988 – Dec 1991WEAPONSTHE BLAKELY WAS MY FIRST SHIP, I GOT THERE A SEAMAN AND LEFT TM3. I MADE LIFE LONG FRIENDS WITH SOME PEOPLE WHO I STILL STAY IN CONTACT WITH TODAY. THE BLAKELY IS A PART MY LIFE I WILL NEVER FORGET.
Conn, Thomas "Rick"ETN2Feb 4, 1989 – Oct 19, 1989EShould have named her FFF1072 for the Finest Feeding Frigate in the Navy. Loved those midrats.. Great duty , enjoyed serving onboard her. Was transfered off and to the Military Sealift Command at NavWepSta, Charleston Oct 1989
Moore, TomPNCM(SW)Mar 1989 – Nov 15, 1991NavAdminHad a great time on the best FF in the Navy!
Zebley, DanET1Apr 1989 – Nov 1991OE01
Elliott, Jeff/old GoatFC2Jun 1989 – Sep 19912ndWow what a great time I had on this ship. I wish i could remember everyone. I do remember Groover, Thrift and FCCM Miller. Would be nice to hear from you all. Decommed the ship right after I had to transfer. I did get part of bridgewing, thanks.
Piaskowski, RobertSTG-2Jul 1989 – Nov 1991Weapons
Kovach, Georgemm2Oct 5, 1989 – Apr 6, 1991m-divAboard this ship, the finest frigate in the fleet, is where I found out what the navy was all about. although not my only duty station , it was the best, I would join this crew in battle anytime, twice on Sundays
Weavers, Jeff (Skippy)GMM31990 – 1992ASROC
Gibb, BillMMFN1990 – 1992E Been so long ago.
Edwards, JackSN- PO21990 – 1991Weps Deck SupSad to hear that the Blakely was scrapped in 1996. We steamed a lot of miles and bounced through a couple of hurricanes..
Terrill, WilliamSMSNFeb 1990 – Jul 1990
Roderick, John / Hot RodMM3Feb 1990 – Nov 15, 1991engine room
Hughes, SteveIC3Mar 1990 – Nov 15, 1991E DivisionThe time on this ship will never be forgotten. The friends I made and the experience while out to sea and ports we visited. I would like to get intouch with some old shipmates.
Roeske, KenSTG2Apr 1990 – Oct 1993stationed aboard FF1072 & FF1097
Peters, JohnLCDRApr 1, 1990 – Nov 15, 1991OPSBlakely was a great ship
Keith, ReeseETCS(SW)Sep 1, 1990 – Nov 15, 1991OE Leading Chief Petty OfficerUSS BLAKELY was the Greatest warship to sail the seas. I enjoyed my service in her and only regret that my tour on board was cut short by her decommisioning.
Starkes, Eddie (Doughboy)OSSNJan 1, 1991 – Aug 4, 1992OIPretty cool guys for my first ship. Whitty, Summers, Rankin, Walters, Reynolds. The Radio guys, Jackson, St.Hill, Will and even 6 from Detroit. Hanging out in Arizona Hall, Aloha gym, BZ's, the base club and of course drinking the 40's
Holt, MarvinApr 1991 – Nov 15, 1991EI wasn't on the Blakely long, but had a great time. Went to USS Jesse L. Brown after Decom (with a lot on other Blakely crew. Would like to get back in touch with the crew. Still talk to Jody Higgins (EM) and Karl Gressan (HT). marvholt@msn.com

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