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USNS Santa Barbara (T-AE 28) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USNS Santa Barbara (T-AE 28). 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 301 crew members registered for the USNS Santa Barbara (T-AE 28).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1972 | 1973 – 1975 | 1976 – 1980 | 1981 – 1985 | 1986 – 1989 | 1990 – 1993 | 1994 – now

Mc Cartin, William2nd Class Petty Officer Deck ForceJun 10, 1968 – Nov 21, 1969Special AssignmentPlank Holder Original Crew, Other Crew Members remembered-Edward Hess-1st Class Petty Officer Slate- First Class Petty Officer Carter Commander Lundstrom---Other Crew Members, Keith Corrbin-Charlie--Chief Stewart-- Hard to remember any nore
Kiska, Tom1969 – 1972EPlankowner 2nd electrician to report for duty at Sparrow's Point Maryland shipyard, lived at the YMCA.
Day, MichaelHT21969 – 1971Plankowner
Paul, Thomassn1969 – 1971deck(2nd)She was the last ship I served on as a deck seaman. I am a plank owner.I believe I was a mess cook when she was commissioned I also served in the paint locker. I lived in Pa then.
Kuhar, Michael D.MM31970 – 1972MPlankowner
Mcgee, Charles1970 – 1972RepairPlankowner
Varmette, ScottGM1970 – 19723rdPlankowner
Daniel, (j.d.) JohnPO21970 – 1973communicationsGood ship.
Malley, JohnMM31970 – 1972M then APlankowner; spent first year in M div then moved to the "Stream" shop in A div. Did 2 Gitmo cruises and the first med cruise. Left when we were in Athens
Webb, JamesDC21970 – 1972RepairPlank Owner/Sea Trials/Gitmo/Med Cruise
Lester, JackYN21970 – 1971XFirst Med cruise, got out half way through Nam. Good friends, Tom Cray and Dave Cove and even you Dale. We spent most of our time trying to drive Sprinkle nuts. Not sure but I think we actually did it! Miss Dave who passed away.
Chambers, GarySN1970 – 1972DeckPlank Owner
Farley, MichaelPN31970 – Dec 20, 1971Personnel XdivisionPre com halfway through med cruise ran ship office for several months
Connolly, TomOS31970 – Aug 3, 1973operationsPlankowner
Giamona, SalvatoreBT2Mar 1970 – Jun 1972Top Watch B div.PreComm crew, Bethlehem Steel Corp. Sarrow Point Baltimore Md. Plank owner, first Gitmo cruise and first Med cruise.
Campe, JimMar 15, 1970 – Jul 25, 1971AdminPlank Owner, PN1, PreComm Crew Norfolk, Retired June 1981. email
Collins, Kelly [ Kc ]EM-2Apr 1, 1970 – Apr 23, 1972I'm a proud Plank Owner and really enjoyed my time aboard the USS SANTA BARBARA. Went to Gitmo and won the Engineering "E . I have many fond memories and have been in touch with my Shipmates.If you remember me, send me some mail!
Taft, Clarence EMR2Apr 2, 1970 – Jul 17, 1972aplank owner 1st med cruise for ship vietnam tour lots of good times and memories
Kane, JimEM 2May 1970 – Sep 1971Plankholder Looking for info that AE28 may be going to be stricken Has any one else heard ?
Jenkins, EarlSN/E3Jun 1970 – Sep 1971I amaplankowner. went to gitmo with her.
Dobson, JoelLTJGJun 10, 1970 – Dec 6, 1974EngineeringSanta B. was the first and best ship I served on. Reported just after ship's commissioning. At different times was B, M, R, E, and A Div Off, and MPA and DCA. Went on first Med dplymt followed by WestPac (Nam) plus GITMO twice.
Rausch, Terry (Boot)EN3Jun 15, 1970 – Aug 22, 1972Aplankowner, great ship, got out active duty went naval reserve to get my EN2 stripe transferred Air Force Reserve Retired Master Seargeant in 1992
Schneider, PeteEM2Jul 1970 – Dec 3, 1972APlankowner, Stream shop, helluva time, a lot of work but I am glad to have had the opportunity to have served on her.
Therrien, RobertFNJul 1970 – 1972RepairPlankowner... I was happy to see the names of some of my old crewmates.
Sellati, ValPO 3RD CLASSJul 11, 1970 – Dec 6, 1971RepairPlank Owner
Rausch, Terry (Boot)ENGINEMAN 3RD CLASSJul 11, 1970 – Aug 17, 1972AWas plankowner.Got out while in Viet Nam as Engineman 3rd class. Went in Naval Reserves to get my 2nd class stripe. Transfered Air force reserves retired Master Sergeant 1992. Nicknamed Boot
Nelson, Donald R. (Donnie)Aug 15, 1970 – Jun 15, 1971WORKED SHIPS OFFICE AND LIBRARY. HOME PHONE 205-755-8382.
Falkenmeyer, HarryRMSADec 25, 1970 – Jul 31, 1971?
More, TerryRM31971 – 1974opswas on SB from 71 to 74 see alot of people i recognize. Will be in touch or email me. Retired now, living in Arizona and gonna start doing some traveling. Would like to touch base with old friends.
Powell, BillSN1971 – 1973CSThe good old days Hind site is 20-20
Doyle (Deceased), RichardSCPO DC1971 – Jan 1972R DivI am Dick's widow. He passed in 2010. Searching for anyone who remembers serving with him. Need info for Vet. Admin.
Person, BillLt.Apr 12, 1971 – Jul 13, 1973CICHave met with Dave Dankenbrink and Brian Dahl in the last year. Tried to find the family of Elmer Bevins who was killed in the transit to Vietnam. No luck. I believe he had a child. I see Captain Paige died in 2016.
Cray, TomE3Jul 31, 1971 – Feb 27, 1973Personnelserved with "Buz" Sawyer initially in ship's Personnel Office with Dale Steinke, Jack Lester, and some other "suck ass" creep and then moved onto the "gunner's" Div. under a dynamite CWO Hansen. What was name of mat
Davis, SteveHHT-3Aug 25, 1971 – Sep 29, 1972Damage ControlI served on the Santa Barbara from the time it got back from Cuba until her second tour in Viet Nam, I was transfered off while we were at sea the second time. I will post pictures in the next couple of days.
Steinke, Dale AllenJO3Oct 6, 1971 – Jun 17, 1975Operations/EntertainmentI was AE 28's 1st Journalist, trained at DINFOS in '73 to manage and operate the ship's then-new CCTV system. Earlier, I served as PN in Ship's Office & was Ops YN for Lt. Dan O'Brien
Bateman, RobertFTG1Oct 17, 1971 – Nov 3, 19753rd3 Meds, 1 WP(Nam), Gitmo, Panama Canal, PR, St. Thomas. Member - Tonken Gulf Yacht Club
Nicholls, RodIC21972 – 1975EThe BEST ship & crew ever!!! Saw NAM, Subic Bay, Old West #1, GITMO, & the MED.
Murray, OttisMM31972 – 1974Vietnam, Med .. who could forget Sicily ... miss you guys!
Dunn, Mike (Bone'S)CS1972 – 1974Cook on in westpac hell of a time for a 18 year old from Baton Rouge LA.
Kokotek, KenOS21972 – 1975OperationsMember of the "Church Key Club" ? Heck guys ~ do you remember who made those targeted T-shirts !! LMAO
Doolittle, JimEM 31972 – Apr 14, 1974EngineeringWe left on a WESTPAC cruise my 2nd day aboard. Great working with Kram, Watts,Crannel,, Dave Karsten, TWilson, Banyas,Hoover, Uebelacker,T Long, Lewandowski,Chips, SeaDaddy,Vic, Subic City, Charlston, Good Times
Amsler, DouglasHT3Jan 1972 – 19751st assignment out of boot had some great times with alot of great guys toobad the world is so messed up now better days are coming !!! i remember working for ltjg dobson good luck and godbless to all
Grafton, John/fingersQM2Jan 1972 – Sep 1975NavigationProud member of the "Santa B church key club". Remember...the 4th of July party at the "Voice of America" beach? I started a MSN group for shipmates.Check it out.
Slade, TonyFNJan 24, 1972 – Mar 15, 1975Rthis was a grat time
Fox, SteveEN3Mar 1972 – Sep 1975A GangSpent 2 yrs. stream shop, the rest in the boat shop. Did Westpac and two Med cruises. A lot of memories, line swings, Olympics , R+R ports , Typhon off the coast .etc. Hope to hear from shipmates from that era.
Daigle, RayPN2Mar 16, 1972 – Aug 22, 1975NAVIGATIONGreetings old sea dogs. If you remember me I would love to hear from you.
Bushy, GeorgeBM3Apr 1972 – Feb 19741rst got on board in R.I. was on board a few days and we got under way, ran boson locker during Nam cruise . i remember the sparky getting the movie Woodstock movie, and about 20 of us had a Woodstock festival down there.
Rieger, SteveSNApr 9, 1972 – Dec 13, 19752ndWESTPAC 72-73 GITMO 74 & 75 MED 74 & 75 I was on stations 5 & 8 alot. On the u-boats in the Med and hanging over the side on side cleaners on WestPac.
Rieger, SteveSNApr 9, 1972 – Dec 13, 19752nd DiviionI got to go to Viet Nam and 2 MED Cruises. It was a great ship
Daigle, RayPN2Apr 15, 1972 – Aug 15, 1975Personnel30 + years, Lot of Grandpas' on this list I bet. I reside in Mesa, Arizona since 1989. I am also a member of the church key club.
Goddard, MikeBMMay 29, 1972 – Mar 12, 1973Deckrearming station 2.dureing vietnam cruise-sea and anchore duty was great till i forgot to dog in the bottom and the old man fell.didnt go over well.good times with mitchell,hill,nadasky,perry,winggren.hated mess cooking.
Sedelow, Robert / MouseFTG 2May 31, 1972 – Apr 15, 1974Weapons
Donham, Marty (Tex)ETR2Jul 1972 – Dec 1974The best ship and crew ever, saw the world aboard her. looking for shipmates
Dankenbring, DavidOS2Jul 1972 – Sep 1973OICame onboard from the USS warrington DD843 after decom in P.I. Had a great crew for Vietnam tour.
Hargrove, BobbyMMCAug 1972 – Aug 1974ENG.This was my last command as I retired from the NAVY from the ship

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