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USS Sperry (AS 12) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Sperry (AS 12). 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 382 crew members registered for the USS Sperry (AS 12).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1955 | 1956 – 1963 | 1964 – 1966 | 1967 – 1969 | 1970 – 1972 | 1973 – 1975 | 1976 – 1978 | 1979 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Baker, MelvinTM31956 – 1959Fireman
Panks, Tom profile iconSNFeb 21, 1956 – Sep 12, 1957OperationsWorked under Chief Moody in Transmitter Room after short stint in Radio Shack
Miller, HowardIC third classJun 1956 – Apr 1960Interior communicationsJust want to be listed as a crew member
Palmaffy, MichaelET 2 (SS)1957 – Nov 1958Et Gang Radio RoomGreat duty on a great ship. Adm. Grenfell during inspection saw my dolphins and asked if I liked duty on Sperry I replied it was OK but I'd rather be back on a sub. Captain was pissed but I was Xfered that week to USS Bugara in the nest.
Beissel, JerrySH31957 – Dec 1960s3divisionI was a captian's orderly for Lityle and other admirals.Then on deck force as a side painter. Then to S3 division- ran wash deck and the soda fountain(gedunk) .I spent the last year and a half running the tailor shop.
Hedrick, BobbyHM3Feb 10, 1957 – Oct 20, 1957Medical Sick BayEnjoyed my time on the ship. Hello to all my shipmates in medical and dental. Enjoyed all the man over board drills. Battle station was forward gun turret. Fired the big gun prior to them taking them off.
Compton, Lee profile iconRMSNJul 1957 – Jan 1961Radioman
Upham, JerryDM21958 – 1960
Reid, TomML 3Apr 1, 1958 – Dec 1, 1960R1Worked in the ships foundry
Moffett, ThomasYNT3Jul 1958 – Oct 1959Captains OfficeGreat ship, great shipmates. Got moving off the Coffee grounds and went to Acapulco, then a trip to Long Beach.LOL So help me.
Flock, Vernon profile iconET(R)3Aug 1958 – Jan 1960R4Spent about 9 months in R4 (Electronics) Div., the 9 more in Communications Div. in radio transmitter compartment with Harry White and Marvin Beluso. Really good friends with Tom Moore (Lithographer).
O'Brien, JosephOM31959 – 1966subtenderI AM STILL LOOKING FOR AT LEAST MY FATHER GRADUATION PICTURE FROM THE NAVAL ACADEMY IF ANYONE HAS ANY PICS OR INFO REGUARDING MY FATHER PLEASE SEND INFO TO THE EMAIL LISTED UNDER HIS NAME THANK YOU
Wright, JohnEM2Apr 5, 1959 – Oct 4, 1961EI was in E div. main power.
Jones, RichardE31960 – Aug 1961DECKWORKED IN PRINTING AND CRANE OPERATOR
Sarrault, Clifford/ CliffICFN/IC31960 – 1961R3
Lachance, ClementE41960 – 1964not sureDoing this for my dad. He was in the Navy from 1960 to 1964. He was on the Sperry. Just wondering who he was with on the ship etc. Maybe share some pics. I found a few of him from that time. Not many though.
Tompkins, MartinE5/IC1960 – Sep 1962Eng
Lofton, JamesHM3 Medical CorpsmanMay 31, 1960 – May 30, 1966MedicalMy Dad Has passed away HN3 James Lofton. I am trying to find out if the USS Sperry was in Vietnam during this tenure 1960-1966.
Girtman, Charles GirtyEN2Jun 1, 1960 – Sep 29, 1962AFTER ENGINE ROOM, Cruthfield, HILL, RIOS, THOMAS
Barr, Jerryem3Aug 10, 1960 – 1963ships service electricianloved the trip to aculpoco/ and vancouver island seeing Orcas as far as u cud see and the manoverboard drill amidst them/ working the control boards for ships service and the propulsion controls ,
Sinnes, HaroldRM2Sep 1960 – Mar 1962CommunicationsReal nice ship, crew and officers. Longbeach navshpyrd apr-sept 61, afterwards trips to Mexico, Worlds fair and Hawaii after shake down.
Baker, Willie J. "Bill"IM1Sep 2, 1960 – Oct 11, 1962R4Server as ships LPO of Instrument Repair shop.
Bartlett, Davis (Bart)SM2Oct 9, 1960 – Jan 24, 1963communicationswhen i 1st saw site look like everyone is a boot. good duty, was aboard when took sub dependants to pearl. 1st mistake navy made having females on ships. made 2 cruises to mex. looking for e.m. giblin sm2 & smsn dillon.
Young, David W. YoungYN3Dec 11, 1960 – Jun 20, 1964Captain's Office - can't remember name of theNever forget dry dock time. Trips to Acapulco, Hawaii. Seattle for worlds fair. Made friends with many men. Have renewed friendship through email with some shipmates I served with. Looking forward to attending reunion someday. Best to all the men.
Cook, MichaelMM31961 – 1962
Turegano, GeorgeEN31961 – 1963Engine roomLooking for old buddies
Young, DavidYN2Jan 10, 1961 – Jun 14, 1964Admin DivisionHad many good times aboard the ship. To date I am in contact with 5 men I served with while on board the ship. I had orders to go to Hawaii while on board the ship I had them changed to the Pentagon.
Durick, Michael (Mick)ICFN, IC3Mar 1961 – Feb 1962RWorked in the Gyro Shop with Angelo, Klopenstein and several other good shipmates. Swapped off to the Kitty Hawk to get some sea time. Didin't appreciate the great duty on the Sperry until after I left!
Stull, Robert Cmr3Oct 20, 1961 – Aug 17, 1964Ribew local 1 electrican journeyman wireman
Lovato, Rudolph [rudy]IM21962 – 1965repair [R2]many memorable times, but would like to hear from anyone from the instrument or optical shops. if anyone knows of bill michaels or jim johnson, of that period, let me know!
Larry Eldredge, ElrodEN31962 – 1966Fwd & Aft engineroom, boat shopRemember the 16-278A GMC, cleaning the Delvalve (lube oil pufier), riding the liberty boats as an engineer. Went to Mexico, Avalon, Bremerton. leldredge9759@sbcglobal.net
Goodnow, PaulFN1962 – 1963SHOP 38-OUTSIDE MACHINE SHOPI was 19 and skinny. One of my jobs was to disconnect the hydraulic lines on the masts and scopes in the subs before they pulled them aboard the SPERRY for repair. I will never forget the R&R Acapulco cruise!
Murgo, PaulOM-31962 – 1964R-2Worked in the Optical Shop, X35. Good crew and we turned out 1st class work. Underway to Pearl Harbor, Acapulco, & San Francisco. Tom Phillips, Griff, Backlund, Joe O'Brien and Wild Bill Selbe, Chief Torrance, T. Iverson
Elvin, JohnSeaman appretice1962 – 19651st divhad fun in accapolco MEX
Gerhardstein, LeonardMR 2Jan 20, 1962 – Mar 22, 1968MACHINE SHOPTHIS IS MY FATHER ( PASSED). WORKED IN THE MACHINE SHOP. HE TOOK ME ABORD WHEN I WAS 3 YEARS OLD. I STILL REMEMBER THE SMELL OF FUEL, FLUID AND STEEL. HE WAS VERY PROUD OF THE SPERRY, AS AM I. JERRY
Wilson, RussBM3Mar 1962 – May 13, 19663rd DivisionI spent 4years plus on board the Sperry. Was a Rigger, Crane operator, and spent a lot of time under the deck plates on various subs alongside. Remember Bos'n Patoke (Sp) saved my bacon one day from an angry sub officer
Summers, ElwinTM-3Jun 16, 1962 – Nov 16, 1963TORPEDO
Nixon, Tomem3Sep 9, 1962 – Feb 15, 1964r-3 div
Christopherson, David, ChrisSNOct 15, 1962 – 19641stJohn Elvin, Bil McCrory, Bill Jordan,Ski,Mac, Pope I was one of the Captain's gigs coxswains. I got to pick him up every morning, from North Island and take him back. Got to race the Admiral's gig once(we won) Acapulco!!
Fitzpatrick, DanE31963 – 19651st and 3rdfirst command out of bootcamp(sandiego)Reported aboard @ Bremeton Washington, Sperry was in Drydock at the time,left June 66 for duty in Danang Vietnam
Christopherson, David (Chris)SN1963 – Jul 10, 19641st Division Captain's Gig CoxswainTook over gig from McCrory and Bill Jordan.We were the first US Navy ship to go to Mexico! Hilton Hotel threw a party for our crew, free drinks for two hours! They must have had to reorder rum and tequila! Good Times!
Christopherson, David (Chris)SN1963 – Jul 10, 19641st Division Captain's Gig CoxswainTook over gig from McCrory and Bill Jordan.We were the first US Navy ship to go to Mexico! Hilton Hotel threw a party for our crew, free drinks for two hours! They must have had to reorder rum and tequila! Good Times!
Christopherson, David (Chris)SN1963 – Jul 10, 19641st Division Captain's Gig CoxswainTook over gig from McCrory and Bill Jordan.We were the first US Navy ship to go to Mexico! Hilton Hotel threw a party for our crew, free drinks for two hours! They must have had to reorder rum and tequila! Good Times!
Christopherson, David (Chris)SN1963 – Jul 10, 19641st Division Captain's Gig CoxswainTook over gig from McCrory and Bill Jordan.We were the first US Navy ship to go to Mexico! Hilton Hotel threw a party for our crew, free drinks for two hours! They must have had to reorder rum and tequila! Good Times!
Beagley, Floyd (Monk)TM3May 1963 – Aug 30, 1966WeaponsIt was an adventure
Johnson, WilliamIC3Jul 1963 – Sep 1965R3My first ship and the best.The guys in the IC shop were great as was the whole crew. Worked mostly the older diesel and a few of the newer nukes.

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