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USS Moinester (FF 1097) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Moinester (FF 1097). 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 275 crew members registered for the USS Moinester (FF 1097).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1975 | 1976 – 1978 | 1979 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1989 | 1990 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Fallon, MarkEM21979 – 1983ElectricalEM2
Benkelmann, MarkSTG2(SW)May 1979 – Dec 19823rd - ASWBest damn ASW ship of it's time! Served for the best CO of my career, Capt. TJ Colavito.
Johnson, Alan (Jj)BT2Jun 1979 – Sep 1983BFive years in the hole with the "MULE", what else is there to say?????
Gear, RandyBTFNJun 8, 1979 – Jun 8, 1990navsinkHAY YALL GLAD I FOUND THIS SITE HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOME GOOD FRIENDS AND MAYBE GET TOGETHER.
Veale, BrianSMSep 1979 – Sep 1980WeaponsGreat ship. Great bunch of guys. Where Is MSSN Marty Maroney from J.C. N.J.?
Hall, MikeFTG2Sep 17, 1979 – Feb 28, 19842ndServed under Glenn Whistler, TJ Colavito, and F.A. Horton. Great memories (Med cruises '81 & '83). Palma!! Played bass in ship's band "Triangle" with Bob Huston, Brian Drennan, Andy Crosswell, and Ray Fryer. Brooklyn craz
Reed, JimBM3Nov 1979 – Apr 1981first
Ramsey, LawrenceE5/OS2Nov 26, 1979 – Dec 3, 1982OI
Drennan, BrianSN1980 – 19811stI was only with the ship a short while; NYC drydock and Norfolk after refit.I was a member of the ships band with Bob Huston SN3. I left for the BOOST program while we where in GITMO. TJ Calivito was an awesome CO. He recomended me for OCS.
Wilder, DonET11980 – 1983OEIn 12 years the only command that truly made me feel like a true sailor. The best OE shop I ever had. I would finally like to apologize to the GM's for our painting the Jack-O-Lanter on the gun mount. LOL Loved my time on FF-1097!
Shannon, PatrickSTG11980 – 19843rd
Reber, Raymmfn1980 – 1984m
Kelly, DavidMMFN /MM3Jan 1980 – Jun 1983MI remember Ray and the MULE!! I worked in Aux 1. Remember Sadat's assasination, the broken fire room console window and Beruit Gun Line? First ship, didn't like it but ended up staying and retiring after 24 years as an MMC.
Jordan, RogerET3 / ET2Jan 1980 – 1983OE DivisionDefinately good times!! I have missed the ET gang! I especially remember Lisbon Portugal overnight liberty!!! ummm what year was that.... 82? I pray everyone is doing well more than 20 years later.... Wow!!
Paradis, TonyIC2Jan 5, 1980 – May 1, 1983AEMost memorable time of my 10 years in the Nav. TJ Colavito was by far the best skipper I ever had
McNeeley, Gordon / GordyFTG2Jan 5, 1980 – Sep 17, 19842ndGreat Ship and The crew was the tightest one I saw In my entire career. I agree with Mark Benkelman TJ Colavito was the finest Captain I Served Under.
Peterson, Robert "Fritz"E2Jan 5, 1980 – Apr 8, 1982FIRSTHELLO TO ALL WHO SERVED ON THE MOINESTER
Epps, ThomasOS3May 1980 – Nov 1985OII've served in two frigates, a Spru-Can, an Aegis cruiser, an LCC and an oiler, and of them all I have the fondest memories of FF-1097. Moinester was one-of-a-kind! Anyone remember "Sub-Busters"?
Villanueva, Roy profile iconMM3Jul 1980 – Oct 1984MDCPO ENGINE ROOM. HAY RAY I DO REMEMEBER THE DIRTY 30 AND WILL NOT FOR GET IT. THE GOOD TIMES WE ALL HAD ON BOARD THE MICKEY. MET A BUNCH OF GREAT GUYS TO WORK WITH AND PARTY WITH GREAT TIME OVER SEAS....
Dixon, DaveQM1Aug 1980 – Feb 1985NavAdI can only dream of my past, and live my future. I will never forget the years upon the Moinester QM Dixon, my ship's website I have written http://ff1097.dancom.com Hope to hear from you soon! ~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~
Russell, Thomas E.PN2Sep 1980 – Nov 1983NAVADMy nickname was "Dirt". The Moinester was without question the "Fleets Finest Fast Frigate". Both ship and crew were top notch.
Hughes, DaleET2Oct 1980 – Jul 1984OEI enjoyed my time there and will always miss the fun at sea.
Griffin, ChrisGMG2Oct 15, 1980 – Jul 15, 1983secondGreat ship! I think the first is always the best!
Gray, DavidSM3Dec 1980 – Aug 20, 1984Operations
Turpin, Rich (Cy)MMFN1981 – 1984A
Wright, Jack DFTG1Jan 2, 1981 – Oct 1982Weapons
French, LarryMMCSJan 26, 1981 – Jan 13, 1982MMy last year in the navy was spent on this ship, wasn't the best duty I had during my 20+ years but wasn't all that bad.
Lockwood, CurtEN2Feb 10, 1981 – Aug 16, 1982agood times
French, Richard (Sam)STG2Mar 1981 – Apr 19833rd
Epps, ThomasOS3Apr 14, 1981 – Nov 22, 1985Operations/IntelligenceMy first ship--and the beginning of a forty+year career at sea!
Epps, ThomasOS3May 1981 – Nov 1985OIThey say that the first ship is always your favorite. In My case they are right. My time in 'Moinester' was the start of a career which, today, is just winding down, and I remember those days as the most satisfying. Still got my "sub-bus
Hobbs, StevenET3Jun 14, 1981 – Nov 14, 1984Ops/electronicsI think I'll take a trip to Egipt to see the Rasheed
Knisley, Joseph Chip profile icone4Aug 27, 1981 –mm3looking for shipmates
Nave, JeffreyQM2Sep 1981 – 1985Navigation
Reber, RayMM2Sep 17, 1981 – Jun 29, 1984Min charge of aux. one...supply po for m div..i'm the one who caused the "dirty thirdy"!!!!!anybody remember that??
Wood, Richard ( Woody)EW2Nov 4, 1981 – Jun 6, 1986OPS
Stokes, LawrenceRM3Nov 11, 1981 – Aug 5, 1985OCO1My first command. I had a great time. My first 4 years was a blur because I partied overseas. Met a great group of people. worked in the best radio shack. A good group of guys that were family. Haze Grey and underway!
Raffaelo, RichardE11982 – 1983Seaman/DeckTerry Adams if your alive and out their, drop me a line..living in Fl.
Wilson, RayBMC(SW)1982 – 1987DeckGood Ship Good Crew Good Time
Bannister, LonBT21982 – 1984BHas anyone kept in touch with Mark Waxler? I would like to contact him.
Waxler, MarkBT21982 – 1984B
Clark, KeithOS2 SWJan 1982 – Jul 1985oiwhen we were young what else was there? the best of times. I remember alot of the names on this list. gagnon you still got that bike?
Gagnon, JamesOS2Feb 14, 1982 – Feb 14, 1986O1
Disbrow, Gale / DizSTG3Feb 18, 1982 – Dec 19843rdMade some good friends, met some I didn't like ... a LOT ... 1 chief in particular ... been looking for some friends ... BM1 Dave Morgan especially
Gillespie, BryanHTApr 22, 1982 – Feb 27, 1984Hull TectGood times during the Med. cruise, with a stop @ Granada
Winstead, MikeMM2Aug 1982 – Feb 1986Aux 1Just looking for old shipmates. Had a good time on the Moinester. Lots of good friends.
Kitchenman, JohnBTFNAug 9, 1982 – Sep 5, 1983Bit was a 40 ship with a 40 crew we had the best snipes in the navy
Deal, AndyOSCNov 21, 1982 – Mar 10, 1987OIMy first ship as LPO and LCPO. grew up on Moinester. Had a great group of OSs and EWs. Always enjoy talking about my days aboard Moinester.
Groveau, MarkMS3Nov 23, 1982 – Sep 17, 1986CookGreat time, started out painting and ended cooking. Great group of guy's. E mail me if you remember me.

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