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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 455 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
Miles, Dwight [dave]MM31967 –MGood ship to be on, but not long enough. Where did Blackwell go?
Paxton, RichardEN3Jan 1967 – Feb 1969ECaptain's boat (boat shop)
Lubahn, DarrellSK2Mar 1, 1967 – Jun 22, 1968S 2
Weinberger, JohnSNMar 23, 1967 – Feb 2, 1969FirstWorked are butts off, but the ports of call were great!
Brewer, RonDP3Jun 7, 1967 – May 14, 1969S1Fond memories of Naples, all the ports of call, great friends and good times. Would like to hear from Don Harmon (TN), Louis Smitty Smith (NJ) who were cooks. Remember The San Francisco and El Morraco bars?
Morgan, BillFtg3Jun 22, 1967 – Jun 15, 19693rd divisionI must have had a good time, if I only could remember it!
Kunning, DaveBT2Oct 6, 1967 – May 19, 1970BEnjoyed serving on the Sylvania, lots of long hrs and hard work. I worked down in the fireroom, I think I can still steam those boilers in my sleep. Would like to hear fom any snipes that remember me.
Landowski, LeeSNNov 1, 1967 – Oct 29, 1969FirstBeing a boat coxswain in the Mediterranean sea was like a paid vacation courtesy of the U.S.Navy,nothing but fond memories of my ship and crew.
Paiz, Ascensio PatBM1968 – 19691ST DIVBest time of my life and great company
Sheldon, Glenncs31968 – 1971S3enjoyed seeing all the ports in the Med. Great Ship and crew and the best cooks in the Navy.
Akeson, AllanGMG21968 – 19703rdGreat ship, many great ports, many more good friends. Wish the best to all my old shipmates!
Spencer, CarlEM31968 – 1972EStill this side of the grave!
Laraby, William RSN/EN3Jan 15, 1968 – Jul 30, 1971EVERYBODY SHOULD REMEMBER THEIR FIRST TOUR WITH FONDNESS. I KNOW THAT I DID. AFTER MY TRANSFER TO ENG DEPT, I PROBABLY SPENT AS MUCH TIME WORKING FOR M-DIV AS I DID A-DIV. I SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON THE FLIGHT DECK WORKING FOR THE SUPPLY DEPT.
Nelson, SteveFTG3Feb 1968 – Apr 27, 1969thirdRan ships radio station "WAFS"
Jenkins, EarlE3Feb 1968 – May 19701stlike to hear from anybody
Hipp, Antone 'Tony'Storekeeper 2nd Class SK-2Feb 1, 1968 – Aug 29, 1969S-1 DivisionEnjoyed my tour and reported to Lt. (later RAdm) Ray Sareeram.
Smelker, Tom (Smiley)ETR-3Mar 1968 – Dec 1969Looking for "DOC" HM3 on board at same time I was. And also randy Foster (ETR6). Anyone know how to reach them?
Maybery, PhillipSNApr 1968 – Oct 19691st DivisionI started out in Navigation Dept. with SN John Pierce and after a while, my drinking got the best of me and I was transfered to Deck, 1st Division. I worked for BM1 Pulley and Chief Brown. I loved her.
Knierim, CurtRD 3May 1968 – Dec 19711st & Ops
Bush, EddieDK2May 1968 – May 1969SupplyReally enjoyed the different port of calls. Malta and Rock of Gibralter, 2 of my favorite. Palma also great. I have some great movies of the Russian destroyer that circled us.
Gregorek, Mark R.FTG-3May 1968 – Oct 19703rdGreat shipmates, especially remember fondly Jim Gallo FTG-1 who took care of us like we were his kids. Playing "tonk" till all hours of the morning and selling our cigarettes to Luigi in front of the Blue Bird USO
Barany, MichaelSK3Jul 1968 – Feb 1970S-1 Supply Dept. - OfficeNaples was a nice home port.
Mike, TaylorDP2Jul 8, 1968 – May 15, 1970Computer SystemsJoin the Navy to see the world and I say all of the Med. Great memories. Especially the time we borrowed the gig to go to Capri Island
Mueller, RobertSEAMAug 1968 – Sep 1969Interior CommunicationsI was the dude that manned the film projector most of the time. Medical discarge due to a bit of pot.
Akins, Robert W.BM2Aug 21, 1968 – Nov 12, 1972second deckIn charge of boat, crews
Zeitner, DougEM2Sep 1968 – Jan 1972EI enjoyed my 3+ years on the ship and all the friendships that were made
Jones, CharlesY4Sep 8, 1968 – Jun 4, 1972First all4yearsLooking for guys who served in 1st division during this time.contact me at knothead 888@outlook.com
Gompertz, EdmundSK-3Oct 1968 – 1971SUPPLY S-2
Avelino, Fred profile iconCS3Oct 1968 – Jul 1971Food Service
Badon, PaulAFS2Oct 15, 1968 – Dec 19, 1971ewould like to hear from anyone from the ship i am living in ga retired raising goats and veggies am from slidell la my spot on the web is at yahoo groups then search for natureez join the group. looking to relocate pete roiz
Casey, DannyIC31969 – 1971Interior CommGood memories but I cant find anyone in the E div that I served with would like to know about IC1 Carter and IC2 Robert Bathke
Hockemeyer, LarryDP3Jan 1969 – Apr 1970Data ProcessingI enjoyed by tour very much. It ended when she went into the yards in 1970 for the first time since her initial deployment to Naples, Italy for 5 years. I still have my piece of that deploy flag, longest in history.
Peavler, HanleyMR3Apr 16, 1969 – Feb 14, 1970R-2I worked in the Machine shop Had a great time & have some good memories Looking for DC-3 Mickey Newber we sure did some Hard steaming
McCoy, HarleyE3Apr 24, 1969 – Apr 13, 19713rdI was 3 inch. 50 operator and boatswain mate. Loved my time on ship. My favorite port was England. Loved it so much --wish I had stayed in. Retired now under medical conditions.
Twomey, JimOPS YEOMANJun 1969 – Oct 1970OPERATIONSI STILL CAN RECALL EVERY INCH OF SYLVANIA, AND FIND MYSELF SMILING AT THE MEMORIES.IF I HAD REALIZED AT THE TIME THAT I WOULD FONDLY THINK OF HER, SO MANY YEARS LATER, I WOULDN'T BEEN SO ANXIOUS TO LEAVE....
Brown, Thomas/tomDC3Oct 1969 – Oct 1971RI feel horrible about not staying in touch with my best Bud's , Dave Scanlon & Wayne Young.We had some great times together.Remember the ''American Bar'' in Marsailles,France?
Cole, SteveRM2Oct 24, 1969 – Nov 25, 1971CommGreat Ship, Excellent Duty, Fine Crew
Jeson, ThomasPN3Nov 19, 1969 – Aug 19, 1971x divisionwondering if C.L. Tillman (LTJG) is still around
Sparkman, DougYN31970 – 1971X Was underway alot in a short time, but really enjoyed the ports o call and the friends. Re-upped and went to the Submarine Navy in Charleston, SC. Best memories. Still enjoy being on the water.
Shepherd, AnthonyHT31970 – 1973R
Nadelberg, Alasne-3Mar 20, 1970 – Oct 30, 1971deck handsthe best time of my life vloved every where we went
Frei, EdwardMR3Jun 1970 – Jun 1972AWhile on board I had a great experience and visited many ports I would have never seen. Worked with a great group of men.
Reed, LarryFTG3Jun 10, 1970 – Jul 2, 19733RD
Jefferies, DickLTJGAug 1970 – Jan 1972Communications Officer
Torres, RalphE3Sep 1970 – Dec 1973Sick BayGreat times and made some great friends.
Peters, Ralph (Tim)BM3Nov 11, 1970 – Jun 6, 19742nd
Spencer, EddyMS2Nov 27, 1970 – May 29, 1972Supply S-3Enjoyed ship and cruises to the Med. I broke sneeze guard on chow line

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