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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 908 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
Cobb, GeneE31972 – Jul 1974!st
Lonnecker, DavidAS 361972 – 1974ICIt was a good time. After riding a sub it was kind of nice to have a"regular" job. WE did have a great trip to Nova Scotia. The trip back was a little hairy. If anyone reads this and recalls the "deployment" please respond.
Barnhart, Gale ( Barney)BT31972 – 1974BoilerGreat chow! They invented buffets. We had some great softball games at lunch, won't get into what we did after we knocked off! The explosion was amazing, we really showed them what sailors were made of.Thanks to all of you that kept us g
Grover, JimHM31972 – Aug 1974MedicalReally enjoyed my time on board with crew and fond memories of all the corpsmen and Drs. Sacks and Lipsky.
De Leur, NicolaasMR31972 – 1974damage control
Gray, JeffreySEAMANJan 1972 – Jul 1973RadconWorking in Radiation Monitoring was demanding and unique experience in my life. During my time we were 3 qualified monitors instead of the staffed 12 required. We worked a lot. Working on the Subs was the best part along with the people.
Kreceman, Bill profile iconDA - DT2Feb 20, 1972 – Oct 1, 1975DentalFirst duty station after DT "A" School. Made two underway periods to New York City and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Would love to hear from those whom I served with. Looking for any of the Dental Crew. Retired as LCDR.
Kincaid, WarrenBT3Apr 15, 1972 – Oct 11, 1975Boiler / Oil LabSeems like a long time ago. I was there when we blew up #1 boiler but steamed back to Norfolk on #2. I still have a piece of that boiler in my old service folder. Who knows how much of her will remain after the sinking. It was a good crew in B-Div.
Springer, DonRM2May 1972 – Aug 1973Radio (CR)
Green, Glen profile iconsupplysk2Jul 14, 1972 – Apr 15, 1974supplyhad a blast on the spear just like shore duty
Bishop, RichEM3Aug 1972 – Nov 1973EOne of the tours I really liked in my career. DC drills were a bummer - wearing those yellow suits.
Barron, ThomasBT2Sep 1972 – May 28, 1976BOn Board when the #1 boiler exploded underway - no serious casualties. In Oil Lab most of time.
Lynch, Robert (Bob)OM2Sep 1972 – Mar 1976RepairAs an Opticalmen, worked / repaired the sub.'s periscopes, binoculars, etc. The old L. Y. was a good ship to serve on. I look back on those days with pride. Would love to hear from those who served during my time: rlynch@connecttime.net
Waldrip, StephenFASep 1, 1972 – Sep 1, 1973Shipfitter Shop/Sheetmetal Shop
Hughes, DanielMM3Sep 10, 1972 – Jul 8, 1975Rad/ConBest guys and crew around.
Carlson, DeanBM3Oct 13, 1972 – Aug 13, 19762nd
Jarrell, RickETR-2Dec 1, 1972 – Sep 15, 1976R-4 / Shop 67B (Calibration Lab)I still keep up with a few of my Navy buddies. I swap email with Phip Russell (ET1) on a regular basis.
Buckley, PatrickTM21973 – Nov 1, 1976WeaponsI was stationed on the Spear from 1973-1976.I worked with and made many friends-Keith Shank,Dennis Chandler, Richard Warden, Art Huntley & Frank Gladczuk. Would love to hear from these guys again. I am a NYS correction officer with 25 years service.
Shropshire, KeithHT31973 – 1976Damage ControlThe most best experience of my life Chef Jonny Hunter, Smitty in supply, and Peat
Ruppel, TomEM31973 –lighting shop
Phelps, RonSTS-21973 – 1977R-4 SHOP 67H & 67G
Howard, DavidBM3Jan 1, 1973 – Nov 30, 1974DeckGreat Duty, Great People, Halifax Nova Scotia was a great time. Served during #1 Boiler Explosion, First Lt. Snyder was my mentor, Boatswain Jackson was my immediate supervisor and made all of us tow the line.
Baker, DonHT 3Jan 1, 1973 – Jun 9, 1973RI was a short timer , My Last 6 mo were served on the Spear
Roberts, MichaelENFNJan 6, 1973 – May 11, 1974A
Blevin, RobertBMJan 8, 1973 – May 15, 1974deck
Conover, TimothyTMSNJan 29, 1973 – Nov 15, 1975W-4 14/16 Steam Torpedo ShopMy time with my shipmates taught me many things. My work in the shop still benifits me today. The French toast was my favorite and the messdecks were the best in the world. The mid watch. Checking the torpedo magazine.
Redford, IvanHT2Feb 1973 – Jun 1976EngineringEnjoyed serving on the Spear. Looking for Mike Powell
Lindberg, RobertHT1Apr 6, 1973 – Apr 15, 1975RI Shiped Over on the LY Spear And was sent to Sub Base New London CT.
Morris, Terrybt3May 13, 1973 – May 13, 1974boilermanmade some good freind on this ship was also there when the boiler blew was just going on watch
Mason, JerryMM1Jun 1973 – Aug 1976Shop 38Learned a lot about repairing fast attack boats. It was a great tour in that it was pretty much welded to the pier and for me it all counted as sea duty.
Varney, RickHT2Jul 1973 – Dec 18, 1976R-1 SHOP 64A
Batchelor, LarryMM2Jul 1973 – Aug 1974Repair/Outside Machine ShopMy last duty station in the Navy and a great way to end an enlistment.
Faddis, JoeIMCSNov 1973 – Dec 1974Standards Lab Shop 96 AExcellent Duty. My last Command. Retired from her in 1974. Was piped over with full ceremony. Thanks, Shipmates
Wilson, Donald F.MR2Nov 1973 – Jan 1976R-2Only FMAG MR... Transferred to R3 Div.... Made MR1 . Transferred to AS-33
Kempland, TomSK-3Dec 1973 – Feb 1976S-1Was outside storekeeper worked for SKC GOOCH CP-126 and Pier 22...also submart for SKC Lamb..Made trip to Halifax Nova Scotia..Ocean View Thirsty Camel
Fuller, GaryIM21974 – Aug 9, 1977Repair
Fulk, Vaits, ForrestAS-361974 – Dec 15, 1975ship fitter
Hendriks, GeorgeHMC/HMCS1974 – 1977Medicalah loved the SPEAR best shore duty I ever had :)) I was assigned to the Rad Health office. In all that time I was aboard only made one 2 week cruise. Remember when Rickover started the "whale list" everyone in Sublant had to loose weight
Ponder, SimonDK3Mar 1974 – Feb 1976Disbursinglooking for the lights of James Barber - PO1; Leonard Stinson; Louis Cabarra of New York City, NY; copeland from Pensacola, Florida
Roam, ChuckSK2Apr 7, 1974 – May 25, 1975SubSatI worked in SubSat /submarine supply as an expeditor. I came to the Spear form the Uss Canopus - Holy Loch, Scotland. I wasn't on the Spear long, (only a year) but I enjoyed my service abord her.
Coffey, Pat CoffeyEM 3Apr 16, 1974 – Jun 12, 1976EHad A good time playing with the subs.Tender sailors do it more often,
Wachoski, Michael CETRSNMay 1974 – Jan 1976OperationsMy first duty station out of A school. Met some real good people.
Karish, CraigIm3May 1974 – May 1977R-2would love to hear from ship mates pat noonan,doug frantz, skip burnner, bill kelly ,ken carpenter, and of coarse richard petty, have heard from gary fuller
Bean, BrentEM3May 15, 1974 – Jun 21, 1975
Herron, Jim / TinyEN3 / DV2Jun 1974 – Jul 1977LockerI had the honor of working with some of the greatest people I have ever met. Carl Brashear, the guy the movie (Men of Honor) was done about, was our Master Diver for a time. Wish I could go inboard one more time.
Bennett, JerryEM3Jun 1974 – Feb 1977E Both lighting and power shopsTook the trip to Nova Scotia. Bent the after stick. Enjoyed climbing those mast to change light bulbs!! Remember pulling out the fire control wiring after the aft gun was removed because it buckled the deck.
Bergeron, Joseph A.E-3Jun 10, 1974 – Jul 10, 1978Rad Con and Machine ShopThe Greatest guy's I ever worked with. Lots of fun to be around.
Erb, BlairMM3Jun 19, 1974 – Jul 19, 1979Such miss all the nooks and crannies
Spangler, GaryMR1Aug 1974 – Aug 1978R-2 Shop 31-AI was in the Machine Shop first time as E-4/E-5 from 1974 to 1978. Served a second tour 1980-1982 as E-5/E-6. Second tour worked in QA in the best Machine Shop in the fleet. Best crew I ever worked with. Would like to hear from shipmates.
Willis, CarrollMM1Aug 1974 – Jul 1976Repair
Felton, JoeHT3Aug 1974 – Aug 1977Hull Techniciangood times with Weaver, Creamer and many other I seem to forget
Beane, JohnPM3Aug 8, 1974 – Dec 12, 1977R-1 Pattern ShopBest duty, great memories & experiences! Worked with Dennis Shaffer, Dan Brown, Scott Sutton,Rusty Q.& more in the Pattern Shop and MLC Barry Paul and his crew of the Foundry to produce top quality Spear Castings. A great ship and crew.
Highfill, KennethBM3Sep 10, 1974 – May 28, 19782nd/3rdMet some really good people. Have many great and some not so great memories. Wouldn't trade them for anything.
Pickrell, DennisSK2Sep 14, 1974 – Jun 10, 1975SUBSAT...BPA CONTRACTSI We got Supply E that year.was in subsat with Bees and LT. Bondurant.
Gilmore, DennisPN2Oct 1974 – Jun 1977PersonellGreat times aboard LY Spear. Especially Liberty Launch in Port Everglades in 76! Ended up in Portsmouth shipyard in 77! Worked for a great guy PNC Jerry Bozeman!
Emmons, LarryMS3Nov 1974 – Sep 1975food serviceDeveloped desire to join the Navy's Silent Service.
King, WayneE-2 BMNov 1, 1974 – Jan 1, 19761stLooking for Dennis Thomas ,D Hinojosa, Mitchell from2nd div also Schroeder, Bob Huey any of my party buds from the good ole days!
MacKenzie, MacSTS 5Dec 1974 – Oct 1978R-4 - 67H Antenna Shop & 67G Sonar SopLooking for J.L. Joe McCorstin, the best man at my wedding and all my other good friends from the old R4 Division like Tim Fissette, Duncan Ray,Chiefs Carter, Wolf & Maclaren and many others whose names I can't recall at the moment.

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