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USS Howard W. Gilmore (AS 16) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Howard W. Gilmore (AS 16). 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 491 crew members registered for the USS Howard W. Gilmore (AS 16).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1954 | 1955 – 1960 | 1961 – 1965 | 1966 – 1968 | 1969 – 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Finley, GaryFTG 30000 – Aug 29, 1974Fire control shopServed on the Howard W. Gilmore in Key West Florida and stayed on the ship for about three years and was discharged for Italy. Served in the Navy for 4 years and looking back had a great time and saw a lot of things. Go Navy Beat Army
Isle, GarySN0000 – Oct 25, 19631st divisionSki,I remember you from the machine shop area.I think you helped me get a Gilmore brass plaque from the Foundry.I think their was also a subron four brass plaque they made also.I would love to get one of those also.Do yo
Weinberg, LennySnJan 1924 – Jan 31, 1964Boat deckAnyone here in California?
Gochenour, Albert "Guch"Seaman ApprenticeJul 7, 1942 – 1967Ships TaylorIm writing for my father Albert He passed away March 2009 He was 82 He was soo very proud of his service in the Navy If you remember my dad please write me a few things that you can remember I have hammer from ship 1950
Healey, ShermanSHSB2Aug 1943 – Mar 1946Ship servicecame aboard in Mare Island navy yard & was a plank owner- spent the whole war on the Gilmore. Was the ships barber known as "Shorty"
Williamson, BillSF 1st classAug 30, 1943 – Mar 25, 194611 th came aboard in Mare Island navy yard & was a plank owner- spent the whole war on the Gilmore - i took the Honor Flight & was moved by it - married my war time sweetheart- 4 children - was a watchmaker am retired
Wright, RoySep 1943 – 1945
Gray, J.d.S1 ClassFeb 26, 1944 – Dec 7, 1945SV-6Electrical School APP. / NYA MACHINE WORK (14 WEEKS)
McFayden, Verle (Mac)UnkMay 1944 – Nov 1945UnkMy dad was so proud to have served during this time, he was part of the original crew, will update his rank and division when I find his papers. He passed away in 1984 in Orange County, California. Daughter Verla
Hamilton, WilliamLT. JG1945 –
Geer, WilliamELECTRICIANS MATE FIRST CLASSFEBFeb 9, 1945 – Oct 13, 1945Engineering (Electrical Repair)
Marko, Geraldf/2nd classJun 1946 –M/MM
Klindworth, Gustave (Gus)sn1947 – 1948communicationMy father-in-law always spoke very proudly of his service aboard the Gilmore. Sadly he has passed away.
Manss, Henry (Hank)WelderJun 1, 1947 – Jun 1, 1951not sure, for my dadSigning up for my dad, he's very proud of his Navy time and speaks fondly of his service aboard this ship and time in Key West.
Block, AndrewYNCJan 19, 1948 – Dec 3, 1953Deck ForceYN3 Deck Office
Smith, O.c. (Smitty)SK3Feb 18, 1948 – Feb 13, 1952Supply / Disbursing
Childers, RobertFiremanAug 1948 – May 1950repairI worked in the Foundry. I would like to hear from anyone during this time period.
Lapidakis, Nicke51949 – 19538th
Hayden, JackRMSAAug 12, 1949 – Jul 25, 1951Radio Shack-Operations DepartmentFirst ship, learned a lot, Part of SUBRON 4, standout person was RM1 Billy Monroe Ward.
Setterberg, GlennTM3Jan 1, 1950 – Nov 195412th Division
Velasco, Gregorio {greg}tnJan 1, 1950 – Jan 1, 1954???Posting here for my Father. He came from the Philippines thru Cuba. Was with PI Airforce and was stationed on the Gilmore, then went to the 'Subs' in 1954 - USS Sea Poacher & USS Odax. Dad has since passed.
Enyart, JoshTM3Nov 1950 – Jun 1954TMWould like to hear from any shipmates onboard from 50 to 54 .
Stocker, RaymondMR2Nov 17, 1950 – Mar 15, 1952Machine Shop/Repair
Hilton, Jimmie1951 – 1953
Simms, Jimtm31951 – 195512thAny old shipmates out there? If so, send me an email.
Lee, GlennPO2Mar 1, 1951 – Nov 14, 19549Loved it and learned a lot. Stayed in machine shop work my whole life. I remember the rough ride through Hurricane Carol. Now living in Shelby, Iowa with my wife of 61 years who was with me in Key West.
Sabol, PaulSKT 3/CApr 1951 – Oct 195313 SupplyWas the "turnover storekeeper" in the general stores department. Was also Custodian of the Squadron Recreation Fund which provided all sorts of recreational gear, fishing tackle, baseball and softball equipment.
Sardella, Victor [ Sye ]SK1Jun 15, 1951 – Oct 29, 195413thMy entire Navy enlistment was aboard the H.W. Gilmore. When I look back, it was one of the best experiences of my life. Just returned from a visit to Key West. Had to get into tyhe HW site. Fond Mems,,Graffords, Habben
Nundahl, GerhardMetalsmith ApprenticeAug 1951 – Aug 1961Submarine Tender
Toman, Andrew (Coach)ET2Oct 1951 – 195311I boarded Gilmore in Norfolk as ETSN. Left as ET2 when assigned to Naval Instructor's School in fall of 1953. I was, without bragging, one of the top ET's fixing submarine radars, sonars and communications gear.
Munjas, Bob {moon} profile iconDC2Dec 1, 1951 – May 5, 19556thSome of the best times of my life. Served with many great shipmates and met many more at reunions.If you have not attended a reunion, you are missing out on a lot. The next one is in San Diego in 2015. Check website.
Blachowicz, MikeET3Feb 5, 1952 – Jun 20, 1953Radio 2She was known as Bldg 16 in Key West. Stuck hard on coffee grounds. 16 days at sea in my 16 months aboard. Hated it then, love it now. Wish I could go back to that simple life. Bunk was in Radio 2 on the 01 deck, starboard side..
Haynes, GusQM3May 5, 1952 – Aug 15, 1954OClEFT GILMORE AND WENT ABOARD USS THREADFIN SS 410.PUT IN 23 YEARS AND RETIRED AS A CWO 3 WARRANT BOATSWAIN IN 1975
Yavaniski, SkiTM3Jun 1952 – Jun 195612th divisionTo Jim Simms, I would love to hear from you after ALL these years. It has been years, hasn't it? We're both OLD men now!!!
Van Sciver, DonaldPI3Nov 1952 – Apr 12, 19551stLiving in lower Delaware and retired.
Grafford, FrancisSK31953 – 1955Supply,Sub Spares & Electronics Storeroom2 brothers were with me in Supply. Roy & Al. Worked with Papa Rains & Victor Sardella
Henry, James / JimEm2Jan 1953 – Apr 195410/th RepairI remember being in huricane Carol for about 12 hours, our trip to the Artic and some others.
Youngman, William (Bill)DC-2Apr 1953 – Dec 19566Thank God For the navy
Birdwell, LesOM2Oct 4, 1953 – Feb 3, 1957R-9served in the optical shop from oct 1953 went aboard in Boston ship yard. have ships photo book from that era.Discharged in Feb 1957 joined reserves retired Oct 18th 1993 as Command Master Chief reserve ctr Houston TX
Brooke, Leslie DeanCWO4Feb 1954 – Feb 1956SupplyI was the commissary officer and submarine spare parts officer. I was on there when we ran into a hurricaine off of Boston Harbor. We had the Admiral on Board when Hurricaine Carol Hit. The seas were pretty rough.
Kauffman, Kenneth K.FP2May 1954 – Sep 19558th. - Submarine RepairWorked in "Pipe Shop". Attended 2nd Class HH Diver School.
Kneipl, LeeTM2May 18, 1954 – Aug 16, 1957sri think i go to the top of the list for oldies.
Hansen, CharlesIC1STSep 1954 – Sep 1958IC ShopMy four years on the Gilmore were the best because of the frinds and work environment. My wife Pat and I were married in 1957 and lived off base for our final year. We are retired and live in the Dallas Texas area.

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