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USS Sylvania (AFS 2) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Sylvania (AFS 2). 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 457 crew members registered for the USS Sylvania (AFS 2).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1966 | 1967 – 1970 | 1971 – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – 1992 | 1993 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Johnson, RogerRM 31963 –OPSCame on board at GTMO during the trials.
Aregger, Richard (Pete)sn1963 – 1965eng & personallooking for bob gonzales & jim wolf
Anderson, Henry. JSN1963 – 1966First
Howard, WilliamEN3Jun 30, 1963 – Sep 15, 1966PLANKOWNER captains Lineharts driver in San Diego Norfolk Gitmo ans naples, Gig Engineer, Shortstop on sofeball team.
Anderson, Henry J.SNJul 11, 1963 – Nov 23, 1966FIRSTPLANKOWNER*
Freedman, William/ MousieBM31964 – 1965DECK FORCEYO! WHO'S OUT THERE? REMEMBER ME!? I USE TO DRIVE THE CAPTAINS GIG. HEY DINO WHERE ARE YOU?
Doolan, CharlieSk-21964 – 1965SupplyPlank owner
Dell'Anno, DomenicBM 31964 – 19672 DIVISIONI AN A PLANK OWNER .LOOKING FOR F.W.(MOUSIE) JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO
Smith, WilliamSK31964 – 1965Supply S26 mos San Diego CA before to Long Beach CA to commission her departed her in Portsmouth, VA in 1965 to Service School Command Great Lakes, Il. then to USS Little Rock CLG4 Gaeta, Italy June 1967 to March 1970
Scott, James (Jim)MA2Feb 1, 1964 – Apr 1966S-3?I'm a member of the original crew. GQ station was on the forward, starboard side gun. Can't remember anyone except gun captain McKnight. . Anyone remember me? I welcome contacts, from plank owners who might remember me
Maguire, Kenneth profile iconMMFNFeb 6, 1964 – Jan 31, 1967mI'M A Plank Owner reported to san diego and we lived in the barracks and went down to the ship and helped put it together with the yard workers and then floated her out.Then went to Long Beach for to commission 7-11-64
McCullough, DennisMA2Feb 22, 1964 – Feb 22, 1966Supply DepartmentI was also a Plank Owner for the Sylvania. Panama Canal, Guantanamo, Naples Italy what a ride. I remember it as clearly today as if it was just yesterday.
Robertson, Robert (Robbie)EM3Apr 1964 – Nov 1966e plankowner I saw on another site a few days ago that the Sylvia might be taken from James River fleet to florida and sunk as an artificial reef. That is better than being used for target practice like the concord was. Hi to all friends.
Ellis, JohnnySNApr 1964 – Aug 1965deck 4Hiya all,nother plank owner here.I was a deck ape under Montaperto. I had the gear locker aft port side.Do any of you remember when we took on stores the first time?Boxes piled 10 ft high on the starboard.Seems it took 2 days to put em away
Snyder, DavidMM/2Apr 5, 1964 – Dec 15, 1966B/MHad a great time on the sylvania, lots of beer drinking. This was the best time of my life. Mr. Nutt passed away last year, 2005. Good luck to all.
Plonka, Gene (Slick)SK-3May 1964 – Feb 1967S2 - SupplyI would do it all over again if I could. Loved the Med. Looking for shipmates.
Lacy, RonnieSNMay 1964 – Nov 19652ND DECKPLANKOWNER
Stillson, TomSNMay 1964 – Oct 19662ndI should have stayed on board the sylvania instead of rotating back to the states. I transfered to the vulcan ar5, in norfolk, va. it was an old tub.
Ferris, JohnYN3May 3, 1964 – Mar 15, 1966EngineersPlank owner- 1st cruise incl shakedown. Great ship and crew. Sorry about Lt. Nutt- whata guy. Threw a lota boxes - Enjoyed Naples and the West Med. Crew- please contact me - you're the best.
Ross, FredricYN3May 19, 1964 – Oct 7, 1966worked in the office typing and doing the legal stuff. typed up the POD, etc. Worked with Walter Stark and Ron Gregory, and Bob Padgett.
Miller, SamuelMM2Jun 1964 – Nov 1966Mcame aboard in Long Beach in 64 left in Dec. 66 worked in damage control central and lower level of the engine room. looking for old shipmates
Evans, JamesSK2Jun 1964 – Aug 1966SupplyLooking for any plank owner in Supply. email: qualitee_jevans@hotmail.com
Lucas, Ervin (Duke)SnJul 11, 1964 – Dec 17, 1967Gunnery/FT Division
Morgan, DarylQMSNJul 15, 1964 – Nov 15, 1964NAVIGATION
Statti, PeterLT. MEDICAL OFFICERJul 18, 1964 – Aug 20, 1965MedicalHello to all my shipmates! Best year of my life aboard the Sylvania.
Roberts, Sidney(Stone)sm31965 – 1968operationshi to all of the great signalmen that served with me
Cefalu, Joe CefaluBM2Feb 6, 1965 –
Deloffi, TomETN-3Mar 1965 – 1966OEThis tour of duty taught me much about growing-up. I have many wonderful memories of the friends and shipmates I grew to know and work with. Our ship was the best re-supply ship that sailed the Med!!!
Wasser, JosephBT 2Apr 1965 – Jan 1967B/MAboard the AFS-2 on her first trip to the Med and homeported out of Naples, Italy. Had the best of times with a great bunch of guy's. Hell liked it so much I got married in Naples in 1966 to wonderful lady.She passed after 41 yrs of fun.
Smith, Thomas MSM2May 1965 – Jun 1966OCSwapped off the Altair to Sylvania in Naples on Sylvania's arrival in the med. Needed AFS-2 CO's permission to relieve the SM1 on board. Spent nearly 4 years altogether with Altair & AFS-2 in the med.
Bossetto, Dominic { Barney}MM-3Jun 1965 – Nov 1967MWent on board in Naples. Trans to USS New Jersey BB62 in 67. The Med was great.
Giotopoulos, ChristosLTJun 6, 1965 – Nov 15, 1967Communications OfficerSome wonderful memories and I am proud to have served with some of the finest Americans I have known. The Navy is one of the highlights of my life and I "grew up" on Sylvania.
Bresnock, Paul / DavidEM-3Jun 10, 1965 – May 10, 1967great memories of the med./naples.good ship good times great friends
Cappadona, JohnDP3Jul 11, 1965 – Sep 11, 1967S3Worked in the computer room. Great duty, great memories of the Med
Burmeister, RobertMM3Jul 21, 1965 – Jul 6, 1967MMy division officer was LTJG Nutt. I got on here looking for an old shipmate.
Brolsma, BobSK2Sep 25, 1965 – Sep 13, 1967S-2Served in Hold 1 then to Supply Ofiice and then to Ship's Store Office, relieved Trahan. Great Duty. Wish I could go back to Med on another cruise.
Greene, Jollyftg3Oct 1965 – Dec 19673best time of my life (except sea duty) meet me at the flamingo club. or the Cactus Club! Wish I could get one more beer in the "Gut" in valleta! Best wishes to all GM and FTG shipmates!
Hill, Thomas (Mike)BT2Jan 1966 – Dec 1967BI was a BT2 aboard the Sylvania. My brother Danny also served with me. He was a BT2 also. He served from mid 1966 till mid 1968.
Hall, Roger/eric Von ZipperETR-3Feb 1966 – Oct 1967SHIPBOARD RADAR/COMMUNICATIONSI WENT TO ELECTRONICS SCHOOL ON TREASURE ILAND FOR SURFACE SEARCH RADAR. I LEARNED TO FIX THE AIR SEARCH,GIVING RADARMEN A CHANCE TO DO AIR WATCH FOR THE CARRIER. MUSIC WAS ADDED BY CREW TAPES ON ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM.FUN
Roberts, KennethEN3Mar 1966 – 1967Deckforce and Engineering
Hamm, CarlRD 2Apr 1966 – Jun 1968
Schaaf, JohnMM 3Apr 1966 – May 1968musn retired. bet you all didn't see that coming. remember the swiss bar?
Bagatti, Gerald (Jerry)SM2Apr 1, 1966 – Apr 1, 1968O/COh to be eating a Pizzacata pizza right now.
Esposito, RobertSEAMANApr 14, 1966 – Dec 7, 1968FirstGig Coxwain, Saxaphone player Sylvania Playboys
McDonald, Marvinen e-4Apr 16, 1966 – Mar 12, 1968boat shop
Browning, MikeSM2Jun 1966 – Jun 1968OperationsThe best ship, the best crew, the best tour. I do miss it all. Greeting and best wishes to all my crewmates.
Bozek, MichaelBM3Jul 2, 1966 – May 20, 19681st division Deck Force
Casebeer, GeorgeSNJul 27, 1966 – Jul 27, 1967OPSWill never forget Naples, or the great guys on the Signal Bridge
Wyeth, Jerry DonHM3Oct 1966 – Jul 1967Great memories! Naples was a great home port. Met some of the best shipmates a sailor could have. Thanks for the memories!
Simmons, Garry DanSK3Oct 1966 – Sep 1968S-21st Med Cruise 66-68
Brolsma, TomSK 3 /2Oct 1966 – Apr 1968S-1 & S-2 DivGreat Memories of my time on her. Went back to the med on a cruise ship, damn I was young then, missed a lot sitting in bars!
Collins, JosephSFP3Oct 1966 – Sep 1968RI boarded the ship in Malta in 1966 I became Captain's Driver Remember the day we gave aid to USS Liberty Went to some great ports and went to the worst parts of them Just young
Combs, RandyDC-3Nov 1966 – Aug 1968R - Division
Sturgill, BobE3Nov 1966 – Dec 1967S1/S2Great ship. Great tour. What ever happened to Tom Fanelli?

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