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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
Perkins, RogerE-31978 – 1981BHad the time of my life. Looking to reunite with friends.
Yarick, Todd (Rusty)BTFR-BT-21978 – 1984She was my first ship and man did I have some fun on her 26 knots comin outa gitmo !
Farley, CurtGmg1978 – 19813rdHey "mouse"! Remember the epic/expensive dime a point spade games? Good times,tho couldn't wait to get "out"
Willis, CarrollMMCSJan 1978 – Jul 1982Mone of the best ships I was ever on .Does anyone Remember MACS Smith I need to find him.It's very important
Bird, Dougms3Mar 1978 – Aug 1980supplysome of the best times of my life. remember th gut in naples! lots of fun in termolenis.
Hughes, Jay profile iconBM3Mar 1978 – Nov 19811stwas a great time in my life,just wish i would have known it back then!hope everyone is well...i can be found on facebook...
Shanks, RobertSNApr 1, 1978 – Jan 3, 19802nd;X2I use be the editor for "the chatter" went on to photomate "a" school
Harris, GlennGMG2Apr 14, 1978 – Jul 10, 1981the old man of gunnersmate better known as bedbug-- hung mostly with dennis burns and ernie cullop.
Ekstrand, MikeMay 1978 – May 1982
Vandegraft ( Vandy ), JimEM3Jun 1978 – Nov 1982EGreat Ship ! Fun Times ! Drop me a line.
Caravaggio, Anthony ( Meatball )HT-2Jun 1978 – Nov 28, 1980Repair Division
Pfister, Stephen snJun 1978 – Aug 1981RACE and BOSUNSeems like it was along time ago when I served on boad.But I remember a lot. It was an interesting experience to say the least.I see some names here I remember Childers,Maloney and Eckstrand.
Sides, JackIC2Aug 16, 1978 – Dec 19, 1981EHaze grey and underway, Did 3 Meds had a blast. Ran CCTV operations after IC2 Coleman and IC shop LPO after IC1 Leffler transfered.Where's ICCS Roush & EMC Short? Anyone remember IC2 Williams? Hey Rick Bolton! Remember Pizza in bearing ove
Durgin, Bradht3Sep 2, 1978 – Mar 2, 1980r division
Voorhees, SkipSep 8, 1978 – Sep 7, 19802nd
Voorhees, Greg SkipBM3Sep 8, 1978 – Sep 7, 19812nd
Voorhees, SkipBM3Sep 9, 1978 – Sep 8, 19802ndskipvoorhees@yahoo.com
Linder, StephenEM2Sep 16, 1978 – Feb 16, 1982EWow, seeing some of the names bring back some awful good memories. B. Durgin told me about the site, glad he found it. J Sides, R Bolton, M Motisi, J Vandergraft saw your names. Whats up???
Brant, James profile iconLT - BMCMSep 18, 1978 – Sep 22, 1980Deck DepartmentGreat Crew!!
New, WesleyMM3Oct 1978 – Oct 1982R.A.S.E.I have lots of memories,met alot of great people.I am looking to hook up with some old shipmates.
Mathison, Rich WermMM2Oct 1978 – 1982M & A divisionsGreat to see some old crew members names again
Perkins, DougPC3Oct 20, 1978 – Feb 12, 1982Adminstarted as a deck ape in 1st div. was a 1st loader on one of the 3inch 50's during gq.moved on up to become your favorite mail man in the early 80's.looking for tim vest,jody long,or any of the guys from 1st div
Keeling, DonGM2Dec 10, 1978 – Feb 8, 19813rd
Keeling, DonGMG3Dec 27, 1978 – Feb 7, 19813rdFirst Navy Ship.... Interesting times. Many Good Shipmates Still sevring ...GMCS in USCG Maybe I'll retire someday.
Henry, Chrisqm31979 – 1982qm
Bronfenbrenner, KenLT1979 – 1983X, A, E"Fun & Zest!" PS: Has anyone been in touch with David Mullins?
Andrews, JerryDP31979 – 1982SupplySome of most exciting times of my life!!! Didn't see it then, but as the years have passed all of the bad memories fade and only the good times remain. It was an hornor to have served with each of you!!!! Fairwinds and following seas shipmates
Larson, Timbm1979 – 19811st divI had the party car,played a lot of Grateful Dead, Hendrix,etc. Cruised every day. Like to here from you. Scott Ante,Rick,Zeke,Chris,Blaze,etc.
Ante, ScottBTJan 12, 1979 – 1982Boiler Tec.Great times with excellent ship mates .
Bolton, RickEM-5Jan 15, 1979 – Oct 20, 1982ELooking to hear from Mike Motisi, Steve Linder, Eddie Hahn, Loy Evors, Smedly, Jack Sides
Richard Bolton, RickEM2Jan 29, 1979 – Oct 1, 1982E DivisionGreat Tour And Great Friendships that last a lifetime!!!!!
Forbes, MichaelOS 2Feb 20, 1979 – Sep 28, 1982Operation specialistGreat ship (sylivanna arriving) thats what we used to say when we went to naples, italy and spain. If you recongnize my name email me- forbesm75@yahoo.com.
Roush, RonICCMar 6, 1979 – Sep 30, 1983EThe last ship I served on before my last command FTC Norfolk. Retired Aug. 31, 1986. 22 years. So many crew members I have known. Hoping to find. Working now Norfolk Public Schools as computer tech.
Hayden, BobCWO2/3Apr 1979 – Sep 1983MPAI had to be dragged kicking and screaming off that Lovely Lady.
Perle, JohnsksaApr 10, 1979 –cargo S-2Was on board for 1980 Med cruise. Lt. Courter was Div. officer. served with Chris Werwine Eddie Perez,Glen Neeley, Tiebout .Capt.Cargill wasC.O.Alot of cool SK's.Hope to hear from someone
Walker, JohnHT1Jul 1979 – Aug 1980RHope everyone is doing great
Lilla, LynnETC (SW)Jul 1, 1979 – Oct 1, 1982Ship's 3M Coordinator/Ham Radio Operator (Did Phone-Patches for the Crew)Best tour of my 30 year career. A Chief's Mess that knew how to get business done within its bulkheads. I was "Mess Caterer" of the Mess during my tour also, had "open door" to the refers, thanks to the Cargo Chief. We sure ate
Heimann, WalterGMG2Sep 1979 – Jan 19813RD
Steighner, HaroldGM3/GMA31980 – 1981
Parisi, ArtieQMSN1980 – 1983
Wagner, KevinSH31980 – 1984S4I kept the books for the good ole ship store. Ah yes, back when you could get a pack of smokes for 35 cents. I also worked the barber shop for a bit. Hey, you boswains mates want to wash your hair before you come in here. Good times, good times
Motisi, Michael / MoIC31980 – 1982E
McIntire, Robert M. (Mac)YEOMAN1980 – 1983X & EngineeringMet a lot of great people onboard the Sylvania. Would love to hear from anyone that may remember me. Hope to see alot of you at this years reunion in Wilmington, NC.
Crum, MichaelMMFA1980 – 1983M Div.
Bard, Ricky profile iconDP31980 – 1981S-1I am Chief Health Administration Service, Department of Veterans Affairs for the last 29 years. Live in southern California (Beaumont) enjoying quiet life in the desert. be fun to contact old shipmates.
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Dalton, RonMar 1980 – Aug 1982Repair
Muller, Chris/mouseE 3Mar 1980 – Oct 19813rdI was known as "mouse" I served under Chief Hickman&GMG2 Hienmann . I remember Gut, Hess, Michels, Farley BMC Hale. BM2 Homer C BM2 Pinky, and many others. I was a wild kid but I wouldn't change it for nothing
Rider, Allen "Red" profile iconSK2/E5Mar 4, 1980 – Sep 11, 1983S2/Cargo, S1/StoresVery first time away from home, learned tons from old salty dogs. Best times and worst times...Wouldn't trade those days for anything. Recognize lots of names and have fond memories. Retired from Navy in 2000.
Elliott, DennisEN2Mar 24, 1980 – Sep 24, 1983A GangLike to hear from David Mullins or Richard Mathison.
Ames, TimothyDP2Apr 1980 – Apr 1982SupplyThis was my second ship in my Navy career. I have a lot of fond memories on this ship. Had some awesome shipmates
Lawlor, WilliamMR3Apr 1, 1980 – Jul 3, 1983repair
Lawlor, WilliamMR3May 2, 1980 – Jun 22, 1983Rsome day's i wish i could have that time aboard back again
Wheeler, RichardBMJun 19, 1980 – Oct 22, 1981Cargo hold 2Eddie Parez Ill never forget you, and all the partys on post. The Gut gutowski and all the fellas in that time in my life.
White, Arlie (Aj)SR-BM2Aug 9, 1980 – Jun 20, 1984First DivisionAfter almost 23yrs. in the navy(retired CWO), the first ship is always the best. This ship and the people are what made me who I am today. BM2 Mike Houston, BM2 Andy Nelson, BM2 Bobby Jo. Pinkerton, BMC Carpenter.
Wheeler, RichardSA / SKAug 24, 1980 – Nov 8, 1981Cargo hold 22nd class Eddie Parez was in charge of me, I hung out with the gutt gutowski, and Parez. Norfolk Va, Now live in Michigan, and currently a SSG E-6 in the ARMY serving my second tour in Iraq.
Wiggins, Lloyd "Kenny"OS 2 (SW)Sep 1980 – Jun 1984OIGreat Ship...great bunch of guys
Arnold, Larry profile iconFR1Sep 2, 1980 – Apr 2, 1981EngineeringHull Tech
Rice, TimmmfnOct 1980 – Oct 1985a ganghello shipmates i still remember the good times i had on the light bulb. they were great years w/ very goo friends!! hope to see all of u on next reunion !! for now fiar winds & calm seas guys !!
Carr, LeronRM3Oct 10, 1980 – Jun 24, 1984OCENJOYING LIFE IN CIVLANT!
Ford, BradMM3Nov 4, 1980 – Apr 30, 1984I look back at that time in my life and say I had a great time. Met alot of great people and had alot of fun
Ford, BradMM3Nov 7, 1980 – Apr 30, 1984M
Ford, Bradmm-3Nov 11, 1980 – Apr 30, 1984M-Div
Price, ThomasGMG1SWNov 18, 1980 – Jun 10, 19853 rdGREAT SHIP AND GREAT FRIENDS
Gresham, DaleENGINEMANDec 1980 – Dec 1982Auxillary (A-Gang)Had the time of my life,through good and bad
St Louis, EricSNDec 1980 – Mar 1982Deck
Jones, MarkBMSNDec 9, 1980 – Sep 10, 19842nd2nd Div / Deck Dep. I remember the old crew well magby, Nelson, White, Chico, Crime DOG G Douglas, McCain would not trade it for nothing, Chief Glissme, Freddy G. Made it to petty officer 2nd class, got married and out
Nelson, AndyBM2Dec 26, 1980 – Sep 3, 19841st, 2nd, Boat, and RAS DivisionI could not have asked for a better first tour. Three Med cruises (6 months each), met some good people, had my brother Chris on board for 3 of the 4 years I served. Good times. Drop me a line if we served together.
McLaughlin, PeterBMC(SW)Dec 27, 1980 – Oct 1, 19841st & 2ndThe first is always the best and that is certainly the case when it comes to Sylvania and her crew! Twenty three years later and I just can't seem to forget how special the exprience was! Thanks for the memories!

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