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USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3). 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 349 crew members registered for the USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – 1971 | 1972 – 1975 | 1976 – 1980 | 1981 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – 1993 | 1994 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Money, Mike1969 – 1970looking for crew list or ships log for that year on the USS Niagara Falls (AFS-3)
Brensinger, KenE-41969 – 19701 In charge of Boatswains Locker then Canvas ShopI never sweat so much unwrapping ships off the coast of Viet Nam. I had a great time though. I still think about some of the guys like Maggie, Bojo, Dvorak, Kuhfeld, Hemeon, Hope, Mack and all of the others.
Martin, RonDP31969 – 1971SupplyWorked in computer room most of the time but had assignments around ship at various times.
Hodge, WayneSN1969 – 19703RD. Sure do miss those days and all of the places we went. Miss all my buddies and still reminisce over the friends and what that ship meant to me. I was sure disappointed when I heard they sunk her. Living in North Carolina
Owens, RaySK!1969 – 1973Supply Dept.Was on the precom detail. Great ship. Sasebo home port was the best out of my 20 yrs. Been retired from the USN for 32 yrs. now but I still remember the Falls.
Epperson, VernE31969 – 1973AI am looking for any information regarding the calling of General quarters during 1971 and 1972.
Satterfield, DonaldE21969 – 1970Machinist mateI took care of all machinery in the engine room.
Wilson, MikeRD3Jan 1, 1969 – Apr 16, 1969OpsFirst Ship was USS Castor AKS-1 67-Oct.68, TAD Ajax for 6 weeks & then USS Mars until the Falls arrived in Sasebo.
Portugal, Guillermo AntonioSEAMANJan 9, 1969 – 1971The best ship a ever been, I find a good friend in the years that I was in service. Now I live in Bolivia South America, and it will be good if som of may sailors friend can get in touch with me, I serv in the ship the year 1969 thro 1971. Thank ve
Fennern, RobertE 3Mar 1969 – Aug 1969DeckHad a great time sasbo,was looking forward to crossing the equatior but fell off the foward m frame when we were in denang and was sent back to the states ! miss you all.
Hope, RoySA TO PC3Mar 10, 1969 – Aug 1970Canvas Shop (1st and Post Office (X)Hey Sasser.... You told me I'd never get out of Deck Heh Heh.... Remember the good times DeCosta, Hogan, Swift, "Scroady" in deck.... Joey Galvan, Jim Beyer and my favorite "Romeo 3" spot....... Asleep on the mail bags in the
Scala, ThomasSIGNALMAN E4Mar 27, 1969 – Mar 27, 1973OperationsStill think about all those unreps and vert reps. Shellback initiation. Homeport of Sasebo, numerous trips to Hong Kong, Thailand, Subic, Taiwan, Vietnam, N E X J, Chief Clark and Blue.
Christian, Robert (Chris)BT3 E4Apr 1969 – Aug 1972BParty girl contracts and the New Empress Hotel/monkey meat and San Miguels/50 hr workdays and pounding 46s/finger bars and party tags/the Tin Roofs and Nikka Black with a Kirin chaser/enough said?
Mc Poyle, Daniel (Dan)RM-3Apr 20, 1969 – Oct 20, 1970OCGreat Memories of being a radioman...excellent crew and memories of you all!!!
Ireland, RegisSNMay 2, 1969 – Oct 18, 1969First
Ashbey, RichardPN1May 20, 1969 – Jun 10, 1971X - ADMIN/POSTAL/MAAI was the LPO for the division fro May 69 to Jul 71. Stayed with you in Sasebo when I left in July of 71.
Gartland, Dennis Gartland GarSEAMAN GUNNERSMATEMay 25, 1969 – Oct 29, 1970SECOND Had a great time , made alot of friends aboard that ship . any of you guys remember when I jumped off the ship in the philipines , that was fun, havent heard from any body since i got out except for john echenbaugh.
Burner, GaryYN3Jun 1969 – Dec 1970X
Shaffer, PatchETN2Jul 19, 1969 – Nov 10, 1972OEHome ported in Sasebo when I joined and back in CA when I left.
Jones, William P. , M.d.LT, MCAug 1969 – Aug 1970MedicalWe steamed 78,000 miles during my year on the "Falls". I have many fond memories of my time on board.
Smith, RodSK2Sep 1969 – Jan 1972Cargo
Rice, RobertDP1Sep 1969 – 1971SUPPLY COMPUTER ROOMMy only ship in 20 years but the most exciting of all my duty stations. Best crew anywhere.
Nelson, BillSH2Oct 1, 1969 – Jun 29, 1970S-3Worked in the Shp's Store
Dray, WillieFNJan 1970 – Oct 29, 1970BStill looking for the old B Div gang. Does anyone remember Robert "Chico" Alverodo from B Div. A crazy man from St. Louis.
Hyland, BrucesksaMar 1, 1970 – Feb 15, 1972s2it was an adventure, in culture and in life
Dephillips, MiloETR 3Mar 1, 1970 –OE
Fryzel, StanleySK3Mar 4, 1970 – Jan 25, 1973S-1
Chavez, Ramon---chevy Chavez (For Awhile)BM-2Apr 4, 1970 – Apr 4, 1974FirstLooking for Thomas Danaher, from Cape Cod Mass. Or anyone else. Would like to here from any and all.
Starbeck, RoyBT3Apr 15, 1970 – Jul 23, 1974BGood Times on the Falls. 3 WESPACS is just right. Ended the last one with the USA Club Kevin Johnson is planning a "Snipes" reunion in Durango, Colorado last weekend of March 2020. Everyone is invited!
Fenton, William (Bill)HM2Apr 28, 1970 – Aug 15, 1972H (Medical)Spent a lot of time on the flight deck under way. The fire in Hong Kong and the helo mishap in Da Nang.
Richardson, NealETN3-ET1Aug 1970 – Aug 1974OE
Nicholson, Kennon (Nick)DC 3Aug 1, 1970 – Jul 1, 1972RI enjoy the many friends that I made onboard. One friend everyone should have remembered, was Mike Pluto DC 1 at the time. Hope everyone that served onboard are doing will.
Landry, Rockyftg-3Aug 17, 1970 – Jun 6, 19743rd
Verrall, Richard (Bear)ETN2Sep 1970 – Sep 1974OEI did 3 cruises to 'Nam abord the Falls. Played fast pitch softball all 3 cruises. I was known as Bear & Hoagie Bear while I worked in Radio Centtral
Knutson, Normanbt 3Oct 1970 –B
Beard, ThomasRM3Oct 1, 1970 – Jul 10, 1973OC
Williams, PhilSK21971 – 1973supply
Williams, PhilSK21971 – Mar 1973Supply
James, BillyBT31971 – 1975B
Morgan, Easy MoneyE4/etr1971 –Radar and univocal 1040 repairNeed deck logs for 1971 starting in July. Trying to get agent orange disability. Need to prove where we were. Ran dice game I front of my locker. Stuck on stern watch and supply runs
Louy, DavidSRFeb 1971 – Aug 1971Supply/DeckOriginally Ship's photographer (Built photo lab for crew) Threw Lt. Cmdr out of lab Transferred to Deck Div. Worked with great guys! Transferred to brig. Honorably promoted to civilian One-upped Mad Max & survived.
Moser, Brucebm3Feb 15, 1971 – Feb 24, 1973deckI was a boatswainsmate on the ship.Iam looking for other people who were onboard with me.Does anyone know a paul hagerty?
Rehling, Michael "Mike"Mar 1971 – Apr 19732ndI remember the work, the laughs and friends, like Bob May, Frank Kapitz, Marshal Pierson, Kilo, Feger, Dan Chaney, Bobby Oldham, Head, Pickenpaugh, Moe,Moore these are just a few of the 2nd Div. Deck Apes
Coffman, David "troop"E3 SEAMANMar 1971 – May 19731stLoved Olongapo City! Cant wait to go back.
King, TomE3Apr 1971 – Jul 1974AWas aboard for lots of good times and lots of great memories. Looking for some of the guys that hung out together. USA club?
Greer, KevinDP2Apr 1971 – Sep 1974Supply (S-1)Looking for anyone that remembers the helo going down after we left Japan in 1974.
Conrado, GeorgeE 3Apr 1, 1971 – Dec 29, 19732Looking for a reunion or mates from my period
Pierson, MarshallE 3May 1971 – Sep 19722Went on two westpac cruises on the Falls. Ran the winches during unreps. Had my 21st birthday at the Sampagita Club in Subic, still have the picture. Remember Mike Rehling, Killough, Feger, R.D. Smith, Dave Coffman, David Louy, Pickinpaugh.
Wolter, HerbertFTG2Jun 1971 – Jul 19743rdCame on board as a seaman left as an E5. Made 3 Westpac cruises with the ship during the the Viet Nam War era. I was a draft dodger who served a four year enlistment doing PMS on two ancient fire control systems.
Carter, DonIC2Jun 1971 – Sep 1974ELotsa good times in the IC Room! Remember the radio show Once Over the Falls Lightly? How about Capt Cocke-got drunk on liberty, came back & fell down ladderwell, and broke his arm--he became "Capn Crunch" after that!
Martin, TomLtJun 1971 – Mar 1974Ops
Verzani, JamesYN3Jun 1, 1971 – Apr 2, 1973AdminI was ship's Lithographer and Legal Yeoman. I was also librarian. Dan Walker from Walnut Creek,CA was my best friend. Where's Gatsen at. Sand's? Ken Page? Ammerman? I now live in Largo, FL (727)642-7298
Mickle, ThomasSK3Sep 1, 1971 – Feb 1, 1973SupplyI was a storekeeper aboard her and we supplied the 7th fleet during the Vietnam War. We resupplied in Subic Bay Phillipines and fresh vegetables from Kaoshung, Tiawan. We got combat Pay since we were in the war zone. Good ship and crew.
Jablonsky, Ken ("kj")RM3Oct 1971 – Jan 1975OPS/RADIOMember of the USA Club. Sailed (3) West PAC crusies with Schultz, Barrett, "Sky", "Clamos", "5-O", "Snake", Willie, "Hoagie".
Frontera, MikeE-3Oct 12, 1971 – Mar 3, 1973E-Div.Did 1 West-pac was a great time hung out with cooks mostly Bill Steffens, Pete Zampalas, Dave Tamguma from Hawaii. Bought 49 ford Woody w/ Ken Jablonsky.

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