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USS L. Y. Spear (AS 36) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS L. Y. Spear (AS 36). 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 909 crew members registered for the USS L. Y. Spear (AS 36).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 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
Randall, H. BruceML31970 – 1972R1 FoundryServed with R.C. Lutz MLC B.N. Paul ML1 C.R. Lefferson ML2 W.C. Spence ML3
Welch, TomSN1970 – 1972Deck
Van Zander, AllanSTS11970 – 1972RepairTransfered to Norfolk pre commissioning crew late in 69. Worked out of Repair Office till my discharge in June 72
Sandstrom, LesPO31970 – Aug 1971Boatawain's mateI reported for duty while she was still in Quincy, Ma..I roomed with 2 guys not far from the pier where she was tied up. We learned the ship from top to bottom and stem to stern. She was huge compared to the sea going tug I came from.
Sweeney, ThomasLI3/21970 – 1971RSServed in the Ship's Print Shop,Plank owner,had a great time assigned to Reapair 1A for GQ
Decanio, VictorE31970 – 1972R3JUST WANTED TO SAY I SERVED ON BOARD THE SPEAR WITH A GREAT CREW ....I WOULD HAVE STAYED IN THE NAVY IF I DIDNT HAVE A GOOD JOB WAITING.....I WAS PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE CREW AND SERVED WITH PRIDE......................
Pittman, LeonMMFeb 1970 – Nov 1972R2Worked in the AC&R shop. Lived 50 min from the base. Great duty
Warrick, DavidE5-DP2Feb 1, 1970 – Mar 1, 1973Data ProcessingWorked in the data processing group running a Univac computer and key punching a lot of cards!
Day, DavidHT3Feb 6, 1970 – Jul 12, 1971Shipfitter ShopPlank Owner and served on her for a year and a half before being transferred to the USS DIXON AS-37 for commissioning.
Durko Jr., AnthonyMR3Feb 28, 1970 – Dec 1, 1971Machinery RepairPlank owner of a fine ship. I had a lot of fun and made many good friends there!
Schairer, JamesOM1Feb 28, 1970 – Oct 30, 1979R-2
Yates, StevenETN 3Mar 1970 – Aug 1973Repair shopCIC was waaaaay to high when in rough waters. A great ship and a great crew. I made some lasting friends there.
Bentle, NormanSM#Mar 1, 1970 – Aug 11, 1972
Breunig, RogerTM3Mar 10, 1970 – Feb 5, 1971WeaponsReported aboard the day we left for Gitmo on shake-down cruise. Only on board for about 11 months. Once back to Norfolk, lived at 1319 E. Oceanview Av. till Feb. 1971. My Navy days were over.
Gwaltney, MikeIM2Apr 21, 1970 – Aug 10, 1973R-2Would like to here from any ship mates that servered with me.
Oswalt, LarrySNJun 16, 1970 – Mar 2, 1972Deck First She was my first ship and good training.
Jenkins, DonPH2Jul 26, 1970 – Sep 29, 1972RSStarted out in Quincy shipyard on precom crew and took her through trial in Gitmo and beyond. Helped design he ships logo.
Bell, JosephPN3Aug 5, 1970 – Aug 6, 1972PERSONNEL WAS ON SHAKEDOWN CRUISE TO GITMO
Myers, RaymondSK3Aug 26, 1970 – Nov 10, 1972S-1
Monaghan, Robertelectrcian mate second classSep 2, 1970 – Aug 15, 1974EngineeringWorked for Master Chief Olsen.
Dold, StephenHT3Oct 3, 1970 – 1974REPAIRDC DIVISION CARPENTER SHOP & SHEET METAL SHOP
Rouse, DanielE 4 PatternmakerNov 16, 1970 – Aug 28, 1974Repair DepartmentPatern Shop Served with (POP) Cheif Bryant and Cheif Rhoads Rusty Pm2 Towards the end Cheif Paul. Spence' (Smilly) Dan Fuller
Milatz, JohnFTG1Dec 1970 – Dec 1972Torpedo Fire Control Repair
Scarberry, Jr., Wm. G. (Bill)DM3Dec 18, 1970 – Dec 12, 1972At first XO shortly tererafter R-1My only regret about getting out is that if I had stayed in I'd be drawing a nice comfy retirement these days! Was proud to have served. God Bless The USA!
Blunerbill@gmail.com, 23*skidooDM3Dec 18, 1970 – Dec 11, 1972RSWas a good time for me. Spent some time in the XO Division working in the Xerox Room beside the Post Office then finally got into the Drafting Department working with H. Wayne Barrett and Dennis Allis. I'm retired.
Scalise, PatrickETN21971 – Jan 1975R-4 Shop 67 (Ant. repair Shop)
Kreitzbender, Chief "K"YNC1971 – 1975X Legal Office
Evans, DanMR31971 – 1973R21st. ship out of "A" school.
Bellomo, Frederick (Rick)HT 31971 – Dec 1972Radiation Control
Asche, Gary L./ GaryHTE31971 – Dec 7, 1972Carpentary ShopServed aboard the USS LY Spear from Feb of 1971 to Dec 7, 1972; lived in Norfolk, VA near the Giant Open Air Market, which is no longer there...
Litsheim, TedSK31971 – Oct 1974S1I had the best time on the Spear. It was my only Sea Duty and loved it. New York, The Play Boy Club had to be the best. And so was Halifax Nova Scotia. Fishing off the fantail for Flounder and having the cooks make it.
Hill, KenML3Jan 1971 – Nov 1973R-1 FoundryMet and hung out with a lot of good folks during my time on the Spear. Went back to the Spear on a Reserve active duty in 1980 for two weeks. It was the people who made the experience on the ship "a trip".
Peterson, EricSKSNJan 1, 1971 – Dec 17, 1972repair officeI worked in repair office from 1971 to 1972. Spent the whole time in Norfolk! Worked with a great bunch of guys. Got out and have worked at the phone company ever since.
Gray, JeffreySEAMANJan 5, 1971 – Jul 26, 1973Radiation ControlIt was a interesting period in my life and had many good friends.
Patterson, RickCYN3Feb 1, 1971 – Aug 15, 1973RadioshackLot of good memories.
Asche, GaryE3Feb 28, 1971 – Dec 7, 1972Carpenter ShopsServed on the Spears for about 22 months, met many friends there. We weathered a huge storm off Cape Hatteras was Thankful to make it! HELLO to all those I served with!
Edgil, BertisEM3Apr 8, 1971 – Nov 1, 1971RepairFun duty. Actually did repair work on the USS Nautilus Spent many hours with my head stuck in MG sets..
Carlisle, JessePH2Apr 22, 1971 – Sep 26, 1972RSServing on the Spear was a great experience. After leaving the Spear, I earned a B. S. in Electronics Engineering from CSULB and follow that up with a M.S. from UCLA. Got married had a daughter and now a grandson.
Stumhoffer, MichaelPERSONNELMANMay 1971 – Jun 1972
Vance, WilliamMM3May 1971 – Oct 1971R-9Awaiting NUC School
Gibb, HaroldETR2May 15, 1971 – Aug 23, 1973R-4 Cal LabWorked with ET1 Jacks, ET1 Sharp, ET1 Donatelli, ETR3 Burns, ETR3 Allred and many others. Great ship..Great Times with all of R-4 Div WP McLoughlin as Div Off.
Warmbrodt, PhilIC3Jun 15, 1971 – Jun 10, 1973IC roomBoy was growing up fun.Trips to GETMO, port everglades,haiti.I was 19 yrs old from small town Oregon.Lots of fun and glad I was there.Cobb, Rose and other EM's IC's were great roles to follow.Would love to here from someone.
Burby, Ronaldene2Jun 18, 1971 – Feb 9, 1973engineeringlots of great times, met alot of great people, and the food was the best,espeasialy in the chiefs mess
Bergstrom, RonSK3Jul 1, 1971 – Jul 1, 1972SubsatI worked for submarine supply and assistance team as an expeditor. Really liked my job, my shipmates and the food served onboard the tender was great. Towards the end of my time I was apply to tour of the subs tied alongside, the USS Skipjack. Great.
Bergstrom, RonaldE4/STOREKEEPERJul 5, 1971 – Jul 5, 1972SUBSAT
Rolshouse, JamesTMT3Jul 31, 1971 – Dec 8, 1972WeaponsI am still kicking How about uncle alberts boys are you out there
Bittle, DavidE3Aug 1971 – Feb 1973DeckRemember spending hours in the crane and over the side painting. And our trip up to New York
Hartsoch, DavidTM2Aug 1971 – Feb 1973W3MK 45 torpedo shop under Chief Smith
Quinn, DennisSK3Aug 1971 – May 1972SupplyGreat duty station.......coming from Iceland. Fondest memory was accidently locking a Warrant Officer in a store room while weapons being loaded onboard! Do not remember his name, but was a "good sport" about it.
Turner, CarlENFNAug 24, 1971 – Aug 23, 1974AEnjoyed my three years aboard the Spear. I finally made it back to Norffolk in December 2011. Seeing the old girl before she goes on her last voyage - even though from a distance - brought back some good memories.
Whorley, KenHT-3Sep 1971 – Sep 1974DC / General Work Shop - Pipe Shop.First Duty Station , First Ship and only Ship. Worked under HT-1 Theodore Noel and HTC Macon Brown.Learned a lot and had a great time.
McWilliams, TomHT3Sep 1971 – Jul 1974Repair 1Came aboard in late 71 and left in 74
Allen, JohnTM3Sep 19, 1971 – Dec 10, 197414/16 ShopI retired in Orlando in 1990. It was my first ship and I made many friends there. Had a great time on our trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Fuller, DanML2Oct 1971 – Feb 1975FoundryI worked in the foundry for Chief Barry Paul for 3+ years. It was a great experience with many fond memories of the people that I worked with in the foundry, carpenter shop and other areas.
Craven, KennethRD3Oct 1971 – Dec 10, 1973CRLooking for Gary Gardner, Springer and Ken Zimmerman. Would love to get in touch with them and others as well. Have lost touch. Thanks for any info.
Turner, RalphNov 1971 – Jun 1974deckJust seeing who is out there.
Baker, DaleEN3Dec 1971 – Dec 1974Engineering A
Jones, Thomas H.FIREMAN (E-3)Dec 6, 1971 – Nov 26, 1973A (O2 N2 Plant)Glad I served aboard. Saw the Spear in 2002 whn we were sailing down the intercoastal waterway. Brought back a lot of good memories
Strickenberger, TomE3Dec 30, 1971 – Dec 15, 1973Rad Con (Radiation Control)I met a lot of great people while on the Spear. Spent many cold days/nights on the pier while hooked up via goosenecks to the boats. Best food in the Navy was on this ship.

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