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USNS Butte (T-AE 27) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USNS Butte (T-AE 27). 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 434 crew members registered for the USNS Butte (T-AE 27).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1993 | 1994 – now

Covey, KenRM21978 – 1981operationswhat's the difference between a fairy tale and a sea story?
Clemons, Greg (cookiejar)MM 3Jan 1978 – May 20, 1981EngineeringI can't believe they sunk her. Dry dock episodes: Rivets in hull falling out when struck with ball peen. Someone liberating pumps from a nearby ship cause ours were the wrong ones. Hiding other liberated items in bilges. Any others?
Doty, RandySK1Jan 1978 – Apr 1979S1 Division & Supply Dept LPO
Garth, DavidSM3Jan 7, 1978 – Sep 19, 1981OCI did 3 Med cruises and 1 yard overhaul in the Brooklyn Naval Ship Yards. My tour on the Lonely Bull was one of the best in the 20 years that I have served in the Navy.
Cruse, BoyceSR THROUGH BM2Jan 26, 1978 – May 12, 19831st and 2ndI think about my shipmates and great liberty ports often. I've been retired now for 6 yrs. I made it to Command Master Chief. The Butte is where it started. If any of you old farts out there remember me, bump me at
Bruce, RussellBM2Jun 9, 1978 – 19812ndI'd like to hear from any of my old shipmates. Looking for Brian Keefe or anyone from the ship at that time. ie quote unquote.Email me at
Rutledge, GaryMM2Jul 1978 – Nov 1979WINCH
Smith, RodneyHM3Aug 10, 1978 – Aug 10, 1980MedicalThe best years of my naval career were aboard the USS Butte AE 27, indeed an honor and pleasure to serve with such a great group of men. Rodney Smith CDR ( USNR RET )
Bash, BillFNAug 31, 1978 – Aug 30, 1982StreamI had a lot of good memories onboard the Lonely Bull.
Edsberg, DaveBM2Nov 1978 – Aug 1982DeckWas sent to her when she was in dry-dock at brooklyn navy yards in '79. Had alot of good friends and good times aboard her, 2 MED cruises, Athens,the Pyramids,21 days in Lisbon Portugal.Things I would'nt ever have seen without her. Thanks AE-27
Pueschel, JamesSNNov 1978 – May 19813RDHad a great time for a first tour of sea duty. This crew was very good and we all had a blast. Learned many things from people that knew what they were doing. No regrets.
Bash, BillFNDec 1978 – Aug 1982StreamA lot of good memories on board that ship. Experienced 3 med cruises and wouldn't trade those memories for anything. My mouth still waters for the pizza served in that place in Naples
Vance, RayBT 3Dec 7, 1978 – Aug 15, 1980boiler roomLooking for any fellow shipmates who served between 1978 & 1980 aboard the USS Butte AE27
Bottitta, Vincent ///vinnySN31979 – 1981deck /osnot a lot of people sighned up ? but the day after I reported on the butte she took off for the MED , It was a good cruse. that was about 1980 or so can't rember the first Lt name on the security force that I was on had some good friends ,
Craig, RandyET21979 – 1982opsJust curious about what happened to the old girl. Saw a lot of familiar names. Brought back some memories I had either buried of just forgotten
Greg, SullivanMM31979 – 1980M
Holland, KevinHT2Feb 19, 1979 – Aug 15, 1981RHad a lot of good time on board. MR2 Brodowski, and OS2 Slain and I have remained great friends all these years.I now live in Tx. RM2 in Ma. And OS2 lives in NY. Our kids grew up as family. They are my best friends.
Strong, LarryFNMar 25, 1979 – Sep 10, 1981mwas in m. div. till 81 than went to a gang did a/c work
Avella, RichieBM2Apr 22, 1979 – Oct 17, 19811st/Stream To any of my old shipmates out there who want to drop a line email me at "Go Lonely Bull"
Johannesen, RoyHARD TO SAYJun 15, 1979 – Jan 15, 1981& A-GangTo all who served aboard the Butte, I salute you. During my service, I was privileged to receive the finest education available from all the officers and crew of this ship. Thanks Dave, for keeping us off the rocks at GTMO. RJ
Riley, TimothyIC3Aug 13, 1979 – Aug 13, 1982E
Eaton, Raymondmm2Aug 18, 1979 – Nov 13, 1981m divisionhad a lot of fun good bunch of guys
Rudenga, GarySNSep 10, 1979 – Dec 31, 1981Deck-1stI came from a sub... so going to the Butte was a big change for me. Met a lot of good people, went to some places I never will be able to go to again. I think we were a part of one of the first task forces sent to the Persian Gulf in '80.
Champion, Kenneth/sparkyGMG2Oct 15, 1979 – Jun 4, 19803rd DivisionTo all my shipmates I served with on the" Lonely Bull" and especially in 3rd Division I had a great time with you all and would do it again. We did some crazy shit.
Gonzalez, EddieGMG2Dec 6, 1979 – Apr 14, 19853RD DIVISIONA true experience of great meaning in my life. I will never forget the good times and the bad times. Would never change a thing.
Seyfarth, KennethMM21980 – 1981????Med and IO cruise. I don't remember the MMCM I worked with but he was a great, great guy.
Taylor, MichaelRMSN1980 – Dec 1983OperationsI was part of the gang from radio until youth got the better of me and I had to transfer to The Technical Course Library. Great times and Great Memories - Remember playing Dungeons and Dragons all night in the Library.
Wentz, PaulHT1Jan 1980 – Nov 1982RepairSome great times before I got out
Hendricks, JefferySNBMMar 11, 1980 – Sep 16, 1982Deck DivisionI just want to say that I am very proud of my time aboard the Butte and all the friends I made. I really miss all the guys like Fenty, Cortese, Wells, Cribb, just to name a few. I have gone and looked for wells and Cribb
Cribb, PhillipE2May 5, 1980 – Jun 7, 19822nd BM
Bach, KarlMMFNMay 10, 1980 – Feb 12, 1983MWhat memories!!!! Great time on board a cool ship.
Osborne, Joe (Ozzie)EM3Sep 1980 – Jan 1983EArguing (and laughing) with Rashid,. McGraw my Homey from Ansted. Joey Miles, 21 shots of schnapps and passing out in my wonton soup. NYC, Athens, Naples, Nice, Karachi...and Diego Garcia. DG was paradise. Left the Butte to go back.
Lemaster, SamSKSNSep 26, 1980 – Jun 2, 1984S-1I won't ever forget the Butte and the guys I served with. I miss them. The Butte took us half way around the world. When in port at Earle, I was lucky enough to get to know New York City and the nearby N.J. communities.
Kelley, EdSM3Oct 1980 – Jan 9, 1984OCWorking parties, Russians, mid-rats, asteroids in the lounge. Who turned down the heat in ops?!
Nolan, Darrell C.ENFA1981 – 1983
Pizzino, JoeBT31981 – 1985B/MSo some of you snipes know how to use a computer.
Shea, GaryBT-31981 – 1985ENG
Taylor, MichaelRMSN1981 – Dec 1983OC
Badillo, MemoE-3Jan 20, 1981 – Aug 28, 1985BJust want to know if their are any reunions coming up.
Compton, AlanGMGSNFeb 1, 1981 – Apr 27, 19843rd
Love, EverettEM3Mar 18, 1981 – Mar 10, 1985Haze grey&underway.Rushed to leave & didn't realize how good it was.Good friends&Great days in life! Beaudet,Al Brown,Cogliano,Defazio,Drayton,Gaston,Mcgraw,Parks,Rashid,Excell Sims,Bernard Wilson,Whitaker,all my friends.God Bless all...
Smith, JohnSNMay 9, 1981 – Mar 16, 19841stI searched for a site for my old ship in early 90's Finally she made it.If you found POD's hidden in strange places I did that. If only they had tied off more sanders i dropped in earl hanging over the side :P Never Again Volenteer Yourself. bu
West, KenET3Jun 1981 – Dec 1984OEDid I ever just take a memory laden trip back in time to Leonardo, Keanesburg, Long Branch, the pier and of course the ship after reading so many recognizable names from 1981-84. Sure were a lot more fun memories than not!
Skufca, ScruffyhtfnJun 10, 1981 – Mar 7, 1984repairI am looking for ht3 Jeff carlson
Irvin, ChrismmfnJun 11, 1981 – Oct 12, 1982streamI always had fun with the guys that i had the honor to meet
Daley, DavidHT3/HT2Jul 1981 – Oct 1984RepairGeneral Workshop, CO2 Transfer, Repair 5, At-sea Fire Party OSL... Great ship, great crew.... For anyone on here that served aboard Butte, be sure to find Michael Taylor's facebook page for info on the upcoming reunion.
Jones, RobertOS3Jul 3, 1981 – Dec 10, 1984OI
Lynch, DennisHT2Aug 16, 1981 – Jan 25, 1984Rits funny how we all couldnt wait to get out.those were some of the best days of our lives there are no bonds like the bonds we forged in service
Mulroony, MikeBMSN, BM3, BM2, BMSNAug 28, 1981 – Sep 14, 19832nd deckas evryone knows we ran the ship and had the most fun!!! Master Cheif Straugh was the best even if he busted my chops constantly..
Mulroony, MikeBM2Sep 1, 1981 – Oct 15, 19842nd
Cogliano, AlEM3Oct 1981 – Dec 20, 1984Engineering
Armentrout, DanSeamenOct 1, 1981 – Jul 30, 1982DECK
Maher, GeraldE3Nov 1981 – 1982E
Cox, BrendanQM2/E5Nov 1981 – Feb 1984Navigation
McGraw, JimEM2Nov 6, 1981 – Nov 24, 1985EWhat Jeff Muchard said hit the nail on the head. I miss hearing Rashid yelling at Osbourne. Will never forget Osbourne locking his keys in the trunk and Beaudet and all the fun we had.
McGraw, JimEM2Nov 6, 1981 – Nov 24, 1985EWhat Jeff Muchard said hit the nail on the head. I miss hearing Rashid yelling at Osbourne. Will never forget Osbourne locking his keys in the trunk and Beaudet and all the fun we had.
Cox, BrendanQM2Nov 21, 1981 – Feb 1985Ops
Cox, BrendanQMSM-QM2Nov 22, 1981 – Feb 10, 1985NavigationWOW... while visiting P.A this last week I drove by I-95 and there she was! I have missed the old girl and would really like to get in touch with all who served on her. Please e-mail me!
Allen, GeorgeSKCS (SW-AW) USN RETDec 1981 – Jun 1985SupplyWe made it count when it mattered. The finest crew I can recall. From the Saudi Transit to the Air Head Ops in the IO we delivered. Finally got a boat of my own (310 Sea Ray) no more taking the MWB from the boom.
Cosby, Spyder profile iconET3Dec 1981 – Mar 1984OPSHopefully I will hear from some of the people that I served with on the USS Butte.

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