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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
Ambrosecchio, ReneeML21981 – 1984RepairHi, One of the first 2 USN female molders...searching for the other,ML Carol Gross(Brewer) email me: renee5255@aol.com THANKS
Blakeley, TimDP31981 – 1983Data ProcessingI visit the Bahamas often, and every time think of our r and r there. The McDonalds still looks the same as it did in the 80's http://members.aol.com/tblakeley/Marthas_Vineyard
Sullivan, Jeff(moto)1981 – 1983R2BI was invited to leave(kicked out)in 1983.
Heberling, MaryPM21981 – 1984R-6Was my first ship and met a lot of great people. Looking to reconnect with some of my Navy buddies.
Foote, BillET21981 – 1984R4The USS LY Spear was a great ship to work on. On worked submarine radar and radio repair. I even got to got to CICLANTFLT Admiral Trane's house to fix his TV on my off hours. I remember steak and lobster on the fantail.
Greer, Richardseaman, Torpedoman1981 – 1984Weaponsi remember Tayne Magnison , Jim Putney, Richard Long, Benny Clarkson, Chief Gillis.
Stolte, RogerHt-E31981 – 1984R-1Worked in the ship fitter shop and in the sheetmetal shop.
Castle, BruceENFN/EN3/EN2Jan 1981 – Oct 1984A-GangBoat shop and A-Division
Sullivan, Jeff(moto)Jan 1981 – May 1983
Pennington, Terry LeeEN2Feb 1981 – Sep 24, 1984Weapons
Thompson, WinstonMM2Feb 8, 1981 – Apr 15, 1984ENG & REPI FIRST SERVED IN THE ENGINEERING DIV AND THEN REPAIR DIV. LOOKING FOR THELLUM, K YOUNG,GUIERRA, SMART, RUDY RIOS AND ANY OF MY SHIPMATES OUT THERE.I AM NOW RETIRED AND WORK FOR THE US GOVERNMENT.I ENJOYED MY TOUR ON THE SPEAR AND MISS ALL MY MATES.
Prince, SheriTM3Mar 1981 – Mar 1982Weapons
Reese, Greesebt 2Mar 1981 – Oct 1984boiler roomI am still out here . any one else out here?
Christiansen, MarkET1Mar 1981 – Dec 1983R5Learn a lot about people on the Spear some good some bad. Overall it was one best times I had in the Navy
Annear, William (Brett)EN2Mar 7, 1981 – Mar 30, 1983A gang
Kane, ShaunBM3 DOWN TO BMSA (LONG STORY)Jun 11, 1981 – Dec 26, 1984Second and Third in DeckIrene, you still around?Where's Frenchy? How boutcha Ellen? I miss that old ship. I'm in the merchant marine and passed her in the dead fleet at St. Julian's Creek while aboard an old tramp tug. Had a lump in my throat. Reserve "B
Haig, DonHT2Jun 18, 1981 – Mar 24, 1984D/C
Brunelle, RogerHT 3Jul 1, 1981 – Apr 13, 1984Rubber and Plastics
Carlo, Adrian (Chico)BM/MSJul 10, 1981 – Jan 25, 1983Deck /SuplyI met up witht the Spears on a WestPac, so much to say, some of the best times of my life. I fondley remeber Marci from NY, Mama Boats, so many others. Mark Schmidt or Smith I woul love to hear from him. Bm Sutton. Sonny the craziest MS
Kane, ShaunBM3Jul 18, 1981 – Dec 26, 1984ThirdStarted in 2nd Div with Chief Mac. Worked in the Deck Office for a bit. Went to 3rd Div with M/Chief Leavesly. Went from BM3 to BMSA but got my honorable. Back in the reserves now as a BM2.
Carlisle, LeonMM2Sep 1981 – Sep 1985R-8 shop 95A
MacKintosh, Dan MackintoshHTFNSep 1, 1981 –Repair 9Worked the rigging loft under BM1 Kimball who taught me how to survive in the Navy and recieve high evals. Also as a Div. Chief Sr Chief Evans made sure I knew what I was doing as a Fireman/Damage Control.Learned what it meant to work on the Spear.
Shoup, DougHT3Oct 1981 – Oct 1983DCGeneral Workshop
Smith, Jonathan (Smitty)HT3Nov 5, 1981 – Jun 26, 1983R1 pipe shop
Jones, DannyBMSN1982 – 1984deckcome on the jones who stole helen clark from everyone...
Jacobs, JerryEM11982 – 1984Motor rewind shopThey didnt call it "The Love Boat" for nothing.Those that were there know what I am talking about. And WTF did a movie theater and a Baskin Robbins have any business on a War ship? The cruises were fun though, if you know what I mean!
Baker, MargaretSN1982 – 1983looking for old deck hands.
Temple, JoeEM31982 – 1984R5
Gillespie, Danemfr1982 – 1984repairtring to contact joe guinasso
Porch, MarvinHT31982 – 1984R6Carpenter shop
Garcia, Steve profile iconMS21982 – 1984SupplyI served as a cook on the L.Y. Spear and would like to find others who served on her also, especially others who serves in the mess section and the first guy I met when I reported aboard Lou Landurer
Rush, PatIC11982 – 1984Repair 3
Longman, TomMR2Jan 1982 – 1986R-2
Larry, McComasHT2Jan 15, 1982 – Feb 15, 1984R-1Was only on there for a couple of years but had a great time
Loyst, MelTM3Feb 10, 1982 – May 5, 1984Weapons Department W-2 SubrocPam Cruz running mate.Hung out with FT's ,Mac, Wilsey.THE GUYS W-2 Subroc Div. were absolutely without a doubt a bunch of insane gentlemen.I work for Veteran's Affairs as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist for our Homeless Vets.(AK)
Ward, KevinIC2Feb 22, 1982 – Dec 20, 1984R3IC Repair; Tour as Chief Mess Deck Master at Arms. Went on to be a Saturation Diver. Retired 30 Sep 03. Working toward becoming a professional helicopter pilot.
Perry, MikeDPSNMar 1982 – May 1985I did have a heck of a time while on board.... obviously chose wisely getting into the field of computors. Now my wife and I are video game designers launching our first game soon..... what a world.... anyway, thanks for the memories....
Solomon, TerryHTMar 1982 – Aug 1983
Brennan, Christopher (Chris)BTFNMar 1982 – Aug 1984Fireroom
Heading, BjEM3Mar 13, 1982 – Aug 29, 1984R-3
Baker, MargaretApr 1982 – Dec 1984
Cyphert, DavidBT2May 1982 – Oct 1986B
Heuschkel, MarkMM3May 1, 1982 – Sep 30, 1982RL or Radcon(?)Temporary duty after A school pending Nuclear Power School in Orlando. Had a blast that summer in Norfolk!
Christopher, Gary profile iconMM1 (SS)Jun 1982 – Jun 1984R-5RCM/RCSS/LELT. Numerous PET hookups, Steam Generator inspection on USS Lipscomb, couple of boats in drydock.
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Williams, WillieHT2Jun 1982 – Jun 1984DCDid 2 tours. 78-80 and 82-84.
Taylor, ChristopherMR2Jun 1, 1982 – Dec 28, 1985R2 31AI remember it being a good time onboard Building 36.
Richard Nee Grotsky, Doreen Or DoriHT2/E5Jun 2, 1982 – Mar 10, 1984RepairADNavy fm 1980-89 obtained Bachelor degree in nursing joined Air Force now Captain (03E) at Tyndall AFB. Happily married for 18 years, 2 children. Kristine 18 and Donny 15 Total active suty time in 14 years. Reserve time 3 years.
Smiddy, LewisHT1(SW)Jul 1982 – Jul 1987R-1, S-9, R-6First and BESTcommand I had in my 20yrs service.
Ritter, StuartET3Jul 1982 – Sep 4, 1984RepairWorked in the antenna shop for about a year before moving on to the calibration shop. Played on the ship's soccer team and the softball team.
Ritter, Stuart ("Red")ET2Aug 1982 – Sep 1984R4I played ALOT of soccer while on the Spear,would love to hear from any of the guys who played as well. Looking for Everett Mitchell, Don "Zippy" Saphore (diver), Dave Ernst, Rick Daigle, and any guys that worked in R4 division.
Thon, JoeMM3Oct 17, 1982 – May 10, 1985A GangStarted out in M-Div. but transferred to A Gang. After leaving the Spear in 85 I served in her res. unit out for Baltimore for 2 years. Made some great freinds onboard and hope to see them all again!!!
Connelly, Terrie profile iconTM3Oct 20, 1982 – Jun 23, 1986W-1,W-3,W-6
Clarkston, FranklinMM3Nov 1, 1982 – Jul 30, 1985A GANG
Harris, EddieEM3Dec 1, 1982 – Aug 26, 1986E and 3rdI enjoyed my time on the ship. After I left I went on to become an construction electrician until an injury forced me to other jobs. After 26 years in the volunteer fire dept, I am now an emergency services photographer.

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