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USNS Spica (T-AFS 9) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USNS Spica (T-AFS 9). 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 90 crew members registered for the USNS Spica (T-AFS 9).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1993 | 1994 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Guardado, MichaelSM11981 – 1981mildetPlank Owner
Guardado, MichaelSM11981 – 1982mildetPlank Owner,where have all the old guy's gone...do you rember the palm tree,(mr. lyons) also being told when we hit port Diego Garcia we had to get a Dam hair cut....mike
James, RichET3Jan 10, 1981 – Jan 1, 1983OperationsHey where are all the other plank owners? I was one of the original crew members. Sipped a few brews with the Limies when the Tarbateness was delivered to Norfolk. Best dutie ever! Stayed at the Ramada Inn Savana Georga 2 months while ship was refit.
Reams, JamesRM2Oct 1981 – Nov 1982Mildet
Atkins, Russell (The Scribe)OS2Oct 1981 – Jun 1982Mil DeptLooking forward to hearing from some of the plank owners. Now I'm an ordained minister.
Lyons, MarkLT, OFFICER IN CHARGENov 1981 – Jan 1983MilitaryPlankowner OIC. Now a teacher. Hope to hear from more plankowners
Rosenfeld, DanDP2Nov 1981 – Dec 1982SupplyPlank Owner! Set up the original Burroughs computer. Had a blast with a great military (and civilian) crew. Saw the world in a year. The best stateroom and a/c in my (private) office. sweet duty. Savannah was good, but Subic was better
Brown, Tim (Timothy)SMSNNov 1981 – Nov 1982MILDET (Communications)Plank Owner. SM1 Guardado was my LPO. OIC was Lt. Lyons. RMC Cartell was our AOIC. Stayed 2 months at the Ramada Inn in Savannah, GA during a small overhaul period and then underway to PI. Great crew! Had the time of my life!!
Atkins, RussellOS2Nov 1, 1981 – Jul 1, 1982MilDept
Hammett, SteveE-5 RM21983 – 1984MILDET COMMUNICATIONS SUBIC BAY, BAREO BERRETTO, SINGAPORE, NEED I SAY MORE
Ehrich, TimothyCHIEF REEFER1983 –EngineeringPI, Singapore, Diego Garcia, Muscat. Royal Navy reefer gear was junk and a pain to maintain in USN supply system. Nice Chiefs quarters from Royal Navy days. Had a great stay in Singapore at Singapore Cricket Club. Paid off at S'pore
Ferrara, ClintABM1984 – 1984DeckJoined in Diego Garcia. Payed off in San Francisco.
Burton, OrvilleE-3Feb 2, 1984 – Jan 2, 1985computer operationslooking for information on the spica fire...
Hayes, DuaneDPCAug 1984 – Apr 1986ADPRemember all the great times. Starting in Alameda, Vancouver, Guam, PI, Hong Kong, Singapore, Diego, Misera, etc. Like to forget the fire at sea.
Vorse, KeithE-6/PN1May 1, 1985 – Jun 15, 1986ADMINPLANKOWNER & 1st PN aboard when SPICE in conversion to U.S.Navy. Designed and laid out office, Brought Helo squadron aboard from GUAM, survived our onboard fire, and transferred via Diego Garcia. LOTS of memories.
Sorenson, JimCAPTAIN, U.S. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICEJul 1985 – Jan 1988I WAS THE SHIP'S NIURSE. I LEFT IN 1988 AND RECENTLY MADE CAPTAIN IN THE U.S. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE. I CURRENTLY WORK UNDER HOMELAND SECURITY.
Mohr, EdDP2Aug 1985 – Oct 1990Supply (ADP Shop)Great Ship... Underway safeway
Conroy, MikeYN1Nov 1, 1985 – Nov 30, 1988Operations/AdminWhat wonderful memories I experienced on the Spica, including the best cuisine I have ever experienced. Would love to reconnect to old shipmates that were on the Spica at that time. Would do it all over again.
Timbers, RickyRM2Dec 5, 1985 – Feb 1, 1987COMMS/OPS
Naklicki, TideDP21986 – 1989MILDEPT, ADPMy first sea duty assignment. Great tour of duty in the Pacific.
Fritsch, NickET2May 1986 – Jun 1990OPs
Camp, JohnLTJun 1986 – Jan 1989AOICNow Retired. Married my Philipino sweetheart...10 years later. What can I say, she was patient.
Pena, AlexRM1Aug 10, 1986 – Jun 10, 1989OCO1GREAT SHIP! I visited her in the med in 2004.
Bleck, EdOSCSSep 1, 1986 – Sep 30, 1990Mil Det OpsThis was great tour of duty and I had the best Ops department in Westpac. I am currently retired in the Philippines.
Ybarra Jr, Lorenzo/larryE-5/RM 2Dec 21, 1986 – Jan 3, 1990ops/communicationsjust looking for my buds. you know who you are.
Preedom, JohnAMH2Apr 1987 – Dec 1987HC-5 DET 105This was the cruise we crashed A/C 12 during a vertrep. Lost the helo but very minor injuries to the aircrew. Also met a lot of great people. Civilians and MILDET alike. Jesse Fruget, you out there somewhere?????
Reasol, PoncianoPNC(SW)Apr 10, 1987 – Apr 23, 1990My most enjoyable tour ever. I had my own stateroom and delicious food served at CPO mess. Admin/training officer/SW facilitator.
Sanders, AllenSK31988 – 1992S-3 S-1
Gary, WilcoxRM-31989 – 1991What a ride
Erickson, DouglasET1Mar 1989 – Jul 1993OE01Had a great time onboard and served with a lot of good sailors. Just like everyone else says the only bad thing is we always seemed to be gone. The saddest part was leaving our homeport in Subic Bay
Anderson\, KennethDP1(SW)Jun 1989 – Jul 1992S-7 ADPFirst MSC ship and had a blast on that ship homeported in the Philippines, Subic Bay.....Yes Sir!
Homan, KevinDP2Jul 1989 – Jul 1991Supply Office (ADP)Remembering all the pier parties during Desert Shield/Desert Storm and the "fun" of shoveling off all the ash when Mt. Pinatubo (PI) erupted after returning from the Gulf.
Perry, Joseph  NEWDP2Jun 1990 – Jul 1993AdpHad a great time on this ship, so many memories and friends I wish we stayed in contact. Best liberty ports ever.
Sanders, Chris profile iconSNJul 1, 1991 – Jul 14, 1993Supply
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Trudell, Michele/trudiSK21992 – 1994SupplyLiving in Illinois now....working in Wisconsin...could have swore I saw Runyon's twin today!!! Miss you all!! Burns ---- where are my pics of my nephew???
Boblet, KeithRMSNFeb 1, 1992 – May 29, 1992Operations, radio shackWent TAD to assist in war games with Tailand's navy, but there were riots in Bangkok, so we ended up just cruising between Olongopo and Pattaya Beach. What a freakin time we had; ole "cherry boy" had the time of his life - hey Sheron Bir
Mohr, EdDP2Aug 1992 – Aug 1995Supply (ADP Shop)Best ship in the fleet. Underway Safeway..
Jerry Buckley, BillyET2(SW)Nov 19, 1992 – Nov 28, 1995I WAS OE01ETC now. Still love her to death, saddened me to see her leave her 7th Fleet last lib port (Phuket) in '01. The crew the ship-they all rocked. Never forget u all Jimbo, Mac, Schim, Howard, Bo, Burnt, Renee, Tom, CAPT Bob, Steve, Lew, Sue- BIG 9
Bohling, Edward2ND ELECTRICIAN AUTOMATEDDec 7, 1992 – Jun 15, 1993ENGINEWierd Ship Saw it come into Norfolk when I was on the Aeolus in1981. Not good quarters for Civmars. We were not used to community heads and showers. Fat Jap was Chief Electrician
Oberembt, TomOSC (SW)Jan 1993 – Mar 7, 1995OIThis was a memorable tour for me. I think it is somewhat Charles Dickens-esque. It was the best of times and the worst of times. The beer on the pier at Jebel Ali sure conjures up memories of comradrie, & isolation.
Burns, LauraDP2Feb 1993 – Nov 1995SupplyI miss you all so much! I had the best time of my life with you. Blake, Betsy, Junior, Bo, DP1 "the Sheriff", Freemyer, Trudi, Gina, BILLY!, Scott, Fogel, Bixby, Leonard....the list goes on. A reunion? I miss you all and wish you well
Bobak, Derek "Bo"DP2Feb 10, 1993 – Feb 10, 1996OperationsThe crew I served with was the best in the Business. There is no other way to put it. Lots of good times and good friends. A part of my life I will never forget. "Billy" Buckley, Mac, Schim, "O", Leonard, MA, Laura, JR., and all of the
Vamvas, JamesDP3May 1, 1993 – May 10, 1995SUPPLYHI ALL. HERE IN WASHINGTON STATE.
King, Luis/the MexicanIT3 NOW ITCOct 10, 1993 – Oct 1, 1995Radio CentralThe best ship I ever sailed on. We went everywhere, did everything and the crew was the greatest around. Haffner, Step, Runyon in supply, Billy Buckley, Chief Harpin, kevin black and myself in comms. What about those crazy poker games?

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