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USS Dixon (AS 37) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Dixon (AS 37). 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 1083 crew members registered for the USS Dixon (AS 37).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1975 | 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Ramsey, EddieMR20000 – Apr 29, 1993R2/R5THE REAL NAVY , and ftn really means FUN TIME NAVY
Lee, BrianTMSNJan 5, 1193 – Jul 15, 1994Weapons
McGraw, DougHT31902 – 1905R 1
Haight, Gerry "Charlie"OM11970 – 1973R2Periscope shop...
Dopson, Melvin MelRM11970 – 1972communicationspre com crew Like to here from any original raidomen
Stclair, StephenTM21970 – 1972W 1Plank owner-shake down in Gitmo- Panama Canal trasit to San Diego
Fraser, Michael profile iconE41970 – 1973R1Was a ship fitter hull technician. Had lots of good times on the ship. One of my friends on the ship was Dave Clark, I have trouble remembering a lot of the others names but many good memories.
Ferris Ht3, Lynn  NEWHT31970 – 1974HTJames Bertrand Taylor I really need to contact James. I lived with his family for awhile and they are family to me. Please contact me . Greatly appreciate your help. Thanks
Pleshe, LouisSKCS(SS)Jan 1, 1970 – Oct 1, 1974Nothing but good memories aboard the Dixon. Prepared all Subs for their next mission. Made Warrant Officer onboard what a shock when I left the Chief's mess and joined the officer's mess.
Shier, BobE5Jan 1, 1970 – 1973repairLooking for PH Jim Bowers
Shaffer, GaryBM2May 1970 – Dec 1974Deck
Smith, William (Bill)EM3Jun 1970 – Oct 1973EngineeringChanged name to Adam Sunshine in '74. Living in Phoenix, AZ. Would like to find Brent Struve if possible. On board while still being built at South Weymouth, MA, till I left Navy in Oct. '73.
Houchin, Henry HouchICCJun 1970 – 1972R3
Meyers, Jerome [ Jerry]TM 2Jun 10, 1970 – Aug 28, 1972W -3Looking for old W-3 shipmates from years 1970 to1972. Like to find Roger C. Clapp we came in the service together.
Torres, Guadalupe (Lupe)MR2Jun 20, 1970 – Feb 28, 1973Deck/Engineering-MR ShopReported on board as SN in the Deck department transferred to Engineering department working in the MR Shop as an MR2. Plank owner.
Burns, GeorgeE3Jul 10, 1970 – Jul 10, 19722nd Decklooking for Dennis Jonqust
Wendhausen, RichardMM2Jul 20, 1970 – Jun 22, 1976AC&RPlank Owner, enjoyed my tour and especially the Shake Down Cruise off of Cuba during unsettled times there. I made many friends and still know where many are. Any other plank owners still out there?
Meyers, Jerome JerryTM 2Aug 28, 1970 – Aug 28, 1972Weapons
Lantz, JohnMM3/MM1Sep 12, 1970 – May 8, 1976A 02N2 Shop
Snyder, StevenBT2Sep 20, 1970 – Sep 21, 1974B divisionI missed being a plank owner by 1 or 2 days but managed to BS my way onboard in March 1995.. Can't believe they sank her! Had great duty onboard thanks to Steve Damewood! He could work the system like a magician!
Boyce, DaveET-E41971 – 1976Ops/ComPlank owner/shellback. Liked walking the main deck by starlight, and the time they fired the 5" inch guns. Liked working aloft. Zumwalt a life-saver. Enjoyed on-board college classes, race relations workshops, comshaw & M1 routines by BOTW.
Waldner, LarryTM11971 – 1974WeaponsPlank owner would very much like to hear from members of the weapons department. I had some great times on Dixon
Ortega, LeeTM 1 (SS)1971 –W-3Pre com till Dec 1975 then 1979 tii1982
Erickson, John EricksonDP21971 – 1973S7Retired as DPCM July 1988
James, GaryE41971 – 1972Carpenter ShopHow come in such a short span of time the memories are still so vivid. There are so many memories. From kissing that Fat chiefs belly to blowing up the head with the 5 inch gun. We need a reunion. Who here has enough brain cells for it
Bowers, James R. "J.r."PH31971 – 1973Photo LabPlank owner, Shell back, part of crew bringing her from Norfolk to San Diego, then to Bremerton. What a great tour of duty!! Transferred to Pensacola, FL then got out December 1974. What ever happened to Lt. Hansen??
Thompson, WayneE-21971 – 1972Deck HandOriginal Plank Owner.
Damewood, SteveMR21971 –Chem Lab
Ochoa, RichardHT31971 – 1974Dont rememberplank owner flew from San Diego to Norfork to pick her up did all the sea trails then cam back to San Diego home port Had alot of good times on the ship
Mohler, EdwardTM1 (SS)1971 –weapons
Thompson, RobertGMT11971 – 1974W3commissioning crew till 1974 w assist security officer,
Hogan, GreggHT31971 – 1972R divisionI was on the commisioning crew and stationed with John Blanor, Robert Sysckowski, and Richard Swartz. It would be good to know how they are doing.
Claassen, BrentEN21971 – 1973Boat shopEnjoyed the Dixon. Was on commissioning crew. The voyage from Norfolk to San Diego was great. Retired now and enjoying life!
Grissom, DavidSTS31971 – Jan 1973electronics
Jenkins, TerrySeaman1971 – 1972CommissaryPlank owner, decommissioned the Narrius and commissioned the Dixon. Live in Indiana, married. Would love to hear from the guys who were on the ship
Brown, HankETN31971 – 1974R4Precomm crew Plank Owner Shellback initiation September ‘71
Doyle, TerryFN 31971 – 1972Hull Tech.Crossing the equator and going through the Panama Canal were the most vivid recollections of my time on the Dixon. Met a lot of great people onboard. The Summer we spent in Bremerton, WA. was a great time.
Kendrick, DonaldE4 PETTY OFFICER 3RD1971 – 1972ADMINPLANK OWNER, SERVED IN 1971, Don Kendrick, 1580 Hwy 115, Deville, LA 71321 318-446-2521
Patterson, GeorgeFIRST CLASS MACHINIST MATEJan 1971 – Feb 1974This is not George Patterson, this is his son. The real George Patterson Passed away on March 8th, 2007
Jorgenson, LarryIC3Jan 1971 – Jan 1973R3Looking for other R3 crew who served 71-73
Scott, JohnMR3Jan 15, 1971 – Sep 12, 1974R2served in the machine shop, crossed equator, remember tiger lou?..........fish in the office vent? steve, are you still around?....drilling hole through the book shelf to get the shaft out from the drill grinder
Setzer, TonyHT-1Feb 1971 – Dec 1974RCame aboard while ship was in Boston (Orginial Plank Holder)as a Damage Controlman, went to NDE School and worked in NDE Lab rest of tour. Transfered from Dixon to FMAG, Charleston.
Jung, DavidRM3Feb 1971 – Aug 1972Ops/ComI am an original Plank Owner and came aboard at General Dynamics. During the Commissioning Ceremony in Norfolk,Va(Aug.7,1971),I had the honor of raising her colors for the first time.I also crossed the Equator on her way to San Diego. Great Memories!
Motsinger, JohnEM4Feb 1971 – Dec 1972ElectricalOriginal Plankowner. Shellback. San Juan, Puerto Rico,Panama, TAD Torpedoe Retrievers. Great ship,great memories. Where is my Plank? Dixon used for target practice in 2003!
Jemison, SamMMFN - MM1Feb 1971 – Feb 1975M - DIVISIONFIRST LIGHT-OFF WATCH, JOHN LANTZ, BRAD BOWLIN REMEMBER THE BEACH HOUSE? TALK TO MARK ESSELMAN OFTEN. I RETIRED WITH 30 YEARS AS A CWO4
McDowell, TimFN E3Feb 1971 – Dec 1972Shipfitters/CarpentersWas on shake down cruise, lot of interesting ports and people, really had a good time on the Dixon. Sad to see that she was sunk for target practice. Guess that 'plank' is at the bottom somewhere!
Muniak, LeonardPM2Feb 1, 1971 – Aug 1, 1972ENGINEERINGOriginal Plankowner. Shellback. Had a great time in the following ports. San Juan, Puerto Rico, Panama (loved going thru the cannel) Acapulco, Bremerton, Washington (to much rain). I had a lot of good memories from my cruise. Worked in Patt
Gilmer, BillE3 seamanFeb 15, 1971 – Dec 7, 1972First DivisionI was a two year active duty reservest.I got my discharge in 1976,
Meredith, RichardBT1Feb 16, 1971 – Sep 11, 1973BJust happen to do a search for the old gal. To bad she is gone already. Had a great time on her.
Lindgren, Richard / DickFN-MR2Mar 1971 – Feb 1973R2Worked in machine shop. Remember crossing equator, San Juan, Panama, Acapulco. Too much drinking!!! Lots of great friends. Willier, Forbush, Garcia, Johnstone, Schwartz and on and on.
Weber, Jack profile iconMMCMar 1971 – Aug 1972MPlankowner CPO in charge of M-Div. MPA CWO Crooks. Took ship from GD SY in Quincy MA, thru canal to Pt. Loma, CA. Shellback initiation. Departed for ADCOP at Southwestern JR College in Chula Vista to complete AS mngmt.
Bowlin, BradMMFN-MM2Mar 16, 1971 – Jul 29, 1974A-O2N2 Shop
Haacke, J. CraigSKSNApr 1971 – Dec 1972SupplyAssigned to the ship in Quincy, Mass, and remained on board until returning from Brimmerton Wash. Am a Plank Owner/ Shell Back
Duncan, FranklinHT 1Apr 1971 – Feb 1974RTWent aboard in Quincey, Mass. Served the entire time in RT division. We accomplished a lot of work but also had many good times.
Hines, BobDM2Apr 1971 – Jan 30, 1973Repair
Kelly, GarryTM 2Apr 1971 – Nov 14, 1972WeaponsMade me sad when I saw she was sunk.
Willis, JayIC3Apr 1, 1971 – Nov 29, 1974Repair - Rubber & Plastics shopLots of good memories. San Juan, Puerto Rico. Panama Canal. Promotion from pollywog to shellback. Then on to Acapulco.
Purcell, TedINSTRUMENT MAN 1/CApr 10, 1971 – Oct 29, 1976R-2Started in Quincy Mass on to charleston for supplys off to Panama (Boy o Boy) Acapulco (good not great) crossing the equator (my cert is hanging in my office!) All those fielday's !! Gallons of paint ! Re arranging of equipment !
Medbury, JohnSK3Apr 10, 1971 – Jan 26, 1973Supply 7Enjoyed the commissioning process and trip to San Diego, then to Bremerton, WA. Left the Navy for College.
Stratton, LeroyEN3Apr 14, 1971 – Dec 6, 1972M DivisionMy time on the Dixon carries lots of fond memories. The engine room crew was the most fun and had a very likeable team. I think of my friends often.
Ornellas, JohnHT2May 1971 – Apr 1976R1Plankowner.Flew to Norfolk from SD AS-17 as a E2. Spent most of my time in R1 Office & Shipfitter Shop. Remember helping rebuilding HTC Myers (Squirel)WW11 Jeep in Shipfitter Shop. Played softball for ship & SubFlot1 & TAD to base Special Se
Noyola, PaulBM2May 1971 – Dec 1972DECKOriginal crew from Norfolk, Va sailed to Puerto Rico, Panama, shellbacked, Acapulco, San Diego, Bremerton. Great memories. I always hung out with Solomon Rangel.
Garcia, Steven-steveMRFNMay 1, 1971 – Jun 23, 1974R 2looking for all the want to be hippys john studt tim mcdowell dale scharts dave moe remember the apartment in the ghetto in san diego
Gradisher, BruceFNMay 5, 1971 – Feb 6, 1973R 38Miss you guys anyone remember JR Martin?
Claassen, BrentEn2May 5, 1971 – Feb 2, 1973Boat shopEnjoyed my time on the Dixon. Lost track of everyone. Retired now and enjoying life?
Mann, David (Dave)EN2May 17, 1971 – Jan 1976Boat Shop / TAD Torpedo RetriversWent on Ship in Norfolk Yards. Worked in Boat Shop and assigned to Torpedo Retrivers last 3 yrs. Plank Holder & Shell Back. Went to first Yard period in Brermerton, WA.
Grier, TonyEN3May 25, 1971 – Nov 24, 1972
Doyle, TerryFNJun 1971 – Dec 1972CARPENTER SHOPORIGINAL PLANK OWNER, ONBOARD WHEN SHIP COMMISSIONED;SHELLBACK;PANAMA,PUERTO RICO AND BREMERTON,WA. WERE GREAT TIMES. LOOKING FOR GREG GOSCH, DARRELL PETERSON, JOHN STUDT, AND TIM MCDOWELL.
Gingles, KeenanSNJun 1971 – Apr 1972Deck/AdminI was on the USS Nureus upon going acdutra in Feb. 1971. Decommissoned Nureus, then to NSTA San Diego; flew to Portsmouth, commissioned Dixon. Worked deck and later admin. Plank Owner Shellback 1971. Great Memories!
Nash, PatrickIMSNJun 1971 – Sep 1974RepairServed in the Mircs Lab (Mechnical Instruments Repair & Calibration ). One of those draft dogers that joined up. Loved what I did and who I did it with. Military just wasn't for me. Finally Proud of my service. Peace!
Crosier, JonOM2Jun 1971 – Dec 1974R-2 Optical ShopPlank owner, Shellback
Quarnberg, VictorPN-1Jun 1971 – Jun 1975X DivisionI worked in the Personnel Office and the Educational Services Office. Met a lot of great people and loved our trip from Norfolk to San Diego via the equator. Retired from the Navy in 1980. Live in Boise, ID
Zeoli, Ronaldmr3Jun 1971 – Feb 1973R2Plank owner. Remember all the guys from the main machine shop. The ship's first cruise from Norfolk VA to San Diego Calif. Also the time spent in Bremerton Washington. Some of the best times of my young life.
Upton, JayHT 3Jun 1, 1971 – Jul 2, 1974 repair I served in sheetmetal then the shipfitters shop anyone remember my '59 AJS chopper? steve stagger? Bob Young? I'm serving on a hospital ship now in Liberia West Africa. relativity_jay@hotmail.com
Nurmi, KennethFTG1(SS)Jun 1, 1971 – Oct 15, 1973Fire Control RepairPrecomm Unit
Burt, StevenTM2Jun 9, 1971 – Mar 24, 1972Weapons Mk 28 SubrocWent from Fulton AS-11 to Boston to be on Dixon's pre-commisioning crew and helped set up the Subroc shop. Lived with buddies out at a huge beach house on Nantasket Beach and commuted in. Virginia, equator, San Diego.
Potts, BillETN3Jun 10, 1971 – Apr 3, 1972R4Great times. PreComm in San Diego (32 Street), Comm in Norfolk. Back to San Diego (Point Loma). Looking for Sonar Tech "Beeps" Huffman or Dusty ?.
Charlton, BruceEN3Jun 12, 1971 – Dec 27, 1972A/ AC&RWas part of pre-commission and commissioning. Met a lot of good people that worked hard. Shellback initiation was a hoot. Retired now.
Stimmel, Robert / SteamerSF3 - HT2Jun 19, 1971 – Aug 6, 1973R1Shipfitter shop/Pre.Commissioning Crew/Plank Owner/Shellback/One of HTC Myers crew
Mikesell, Gary (Mike)YN3Jun 20, 1971 – Dec 14, 1972XI served on the pre commissioning crew and left on 14 December 1971. I reported to Cheif Emmitt Reed and YN1 Bruce Browne. I would like to hear from any of the crew that I served with.
Peterson, Merrell (Pete)SN/E-3Jun 26, 1971 – May 15, 1972Second DivisionI am a plank owner. i crossed the equator at 86 degrees 30'. I left the ship to go overseas and do traveling while i was in the Navy
Kendall, Jeffrey KendallTM3Jun 29, 1971 – Aug 13, 1971Worked in W2 Division as Supply Parts Petty Officer. Also mess cooked and worked in laundry. Plank owner.
Chase, CoreyE5/DP2Jul 1971 – Sep 1974Executive/Supplypart of the commissioning crew in the DP department for all the punch cards and carboned printer paper. left the ship for A school command at NTC and then discharged on October 10, 1976
Overstreet, H. Wayne (Wayne)SK2Jul 1971 – Jan 1973S-7 and S-1 Supply OfficeWith CWO2 Bell Naval Supply Center PreCom/Pre arrival team in San Diego. SubSat in S-7 with SKC Ray Ortiz, tech & Hot List. Supply Office w/ CDR Hall and Capt Fran.Derby. "Blue Goose" SK2 Schneider,SKC Phillips,Hello SK2 Pfeifer
Schurman, BobMM3Jul 1971 – Jul 15, 1974MPlank Owner . Decommissioned the Nereus before reporting to the Dixon. Sam, can't believe you did 30. Four was four too long for me.
Queen, StevenE3/HT1Jul 2, 1971 – Jun 24, 1982deck 2 and repair 1, RT and S1I was a side painter with BM2 Hodge, and later a SNFN Where I worked in the shipfitter shop with squrrel HTC meyers before I became SF3 and then HT2, I went to NDE school and then in 1975 I made HT1 and in 1982 MDMAA.
Wooton, ShelbyE3Jul 5, 1971 – Jun 10, 1974SHOP 38Loved the people an the after work always something to do Watkins,graves bruse gradisher williams ted had a lot of good friends. IT WAS ALL GOOD
Nentwig, RichTM1-TMCJul 6, 1971 – Nov 6, 1972W1Short stay but a good time
Burchett, DaveHT 3Jul 12, 1971 – Jun 18, 1976Shipfitters shop, Damage controlI am a Plank Owner, and was the LAST plank Owner to be transfered from the ship. I became a Shellback when we crossed the equator. So did Captain Boyd.
Houston, CurtisBM2Jul 15, 1971 – Dec 18, 1974DeckI am a Plank Owner,on August7 1971 it was commissioned. I was also on board when we cros-sed the Equator on September 16,1971 at Long. 86 degree 30". I was TAD to SUBROM 3 for about a 1 1/2 years operating a the mobile crane on the pier.
Swarthout, Steven profile iconEM1Jul 15, 1971 – Jun 15, 1972Outside Electrical RepairPlank owner. Putting the shop together and getting the equipment was fun. Rebuilding a HP Drain pump 5 times before the boat figured that it had to run at more than 500 rpm was not.
Johnson, Thure profile iconEN 3Jul 15, 1971 – May 15, 1973DeckWorked in the Boat shop and injector repair Shop
Hutchison, William HutchTM1Aug 1971 – Aug 1973W-3Did a Second tour from 1976 to 1978
Gilmer, BillE3Aug 1971 – Dec 19721st deckI was a 2 yr reservist going active feb71 and starting on the Nereus then to transit baracks and then to Portsmouth for the commissioning in Aug of 71 of the USS Dixon.I was port lookout on sea and anchor detail.
Queen, Steven profile iconE3/E6Aug 1, 1971 – Jun 24, 1982D2/R1/RTI workek in deck 2 as a deck ape r1 shipfitter shop RT as an NDT INSPECTOR LEVEL 2 S2 AS THE MESS DECK MASTER AT ARMS. UNDERWAY I WAS THE SEAN LEADER SECTION 3. ISPENT TEN YEARS ON THE DIXION.9496890528 AS 37..:
Hyatt, LynnTORPEDOMAN'S MATE E-5Aug 7, 1971 – Jul 21, 1974WeaponsOriginal Plankowner. Shellback. Great times, great memories, great people. San Juan, Puerto Rico, Panama, Acapulco, Bremerton, Washington. We started it, shook it down, got it going and kept it there. None better anywhere.
Day, DavidHT3-HT1Aug 7, 1971 – Sep 20, 1983Shipfitter Shop-Nuc.Weld Shop-P&E-QA-Ship SupPlank owner, served 2 tours, 7/71-3-75 and 1/79-8/83. Great tours and great ship, hated to see her go.
Edwards, LouisBTCAug 7, 1971 – Feb 21, 1975Boiler
Smith, FrankE4 BoatswainmateAug 7, 1971 – Dec 10, 1972Forward Deck I boarded in Norfork and went through the canal to port at San Diego. We did sea trials to Brem WA and back to SD. Most memorable moment was leaving Bremerto. Does anyone remember "Attention Yardbirds", the XO was upset! Love it!
Vespasian, William (Ski) profile iconEM1 (DV1)Aug 15, 1971 – Jul 25, 1975Diving lockerSay hello to old buddies,Delk, Nyer, Klien,Frazier and the rest of the diving gang from 1971 to 1975 when I retired.
Mitchell, CraigPN2Sep 1971 – Mar 1975PersonnelI would love to hear from some of the old PN or YN crew during my tenure on the USS Dixon. I returned to San Diego in the mid 90s and got a tour, brought back good memories.
Hurley, RichardE2Sep 1971 – Dec 3, 19732ndI would like to find, Doug Hanson, Haron Cornell, Terrence Douglas, Gary Mathews, David Reed, Tom Schier
Giron, Ronald C. GironEM2Sep 1971 – Aug 1973
Lego, CalvinTM2Sep 1971 – Aug 25, 1972Weapons W2I was on the commissioning crew and also crossed the equator on our shakedown cruise after going thru the Panama Canal and down to Acapulco.
Dayton, JimTM 2Sep 8, 1971 – Aug 14, 1974W 2Great to see Blaskowski on the site. Wondering about other guys I served with. Glad to see this site exists.
Clementson, Gary "Clem"SK2Oct 1971 – Jan 1974SupplyOne of first to report aboard after ships arrival to her homeport in San Diego after commissioning. I was one of the taller sailors at 6' 6" aboard ship at that time.
Prishmont, JamesHTFNNov 14, 1971 – Nov 15, 1975Pipe Shopwhen was the last time you saw a bicycle in an elevator shaft
Rozeboom, GerryPN3Dec 22, 1971 – Dec 14, 1973PERSONNELAll the comforts of the Educational Services Office and the Personnel office with Mitch, Beasely, Chief Bigenho, Vic Quarnberg are fondly remembered. Loved those trashcans in the Post Office:)

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