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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 383 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
Coven, RoySK3Jan 10, 1964 – Jan 15, 1965Supply/Ships Stores
Greer, LarryMM3Apr 1964 – Apr 27, 1965Damage Control
Johnson, Thomas profile iconMM3Jun 6, 1964 – Jun 22, 1966R2I was in the rubber and plastics shop Chief Barnes was our boss. Norman Ralph Barns ship fitter 1st., James Barns MR3, John Crawford, Karl Warner, My self Thomas Johnson MM3, and 6/4/1963 USS ELY PCE 880 Sheboygan Wisconsin
Merry, RobertBM3Sep 1964 – Oct 19663rdSpent first year of my tour on Sperry running ship's liberty boats. Second year, ran the Captain's Gig until I made BM3, then transferred to a destroyer to spend the rest of my hitch bombarding the coast of North Vietnam.
Bruce, JoeSNSep 26, 1964 – Sep 25, 1968Ship serviceWas a barber aboard the ship from 1964-1968. would like to hear from other barbers from the same time frame. looking for pictures of the barbershop and the men who worked there.
Reed, JohnSNNov 1964 – Jul 1965H
Hammer, JosephDT31965 – Sep 3, 1966Dental
Lardas, Steven M.E21965 – Feb 22, 19671st DivLooking for the yearbook for 1965 thru 1967 for the Sperry please contact me at 330 762-9370
Woodward, WilliamSM3Feb 1965 – Feb 1967O&N
Smith, GarySK2Feb 1965 – Oct 1967SupplyFirst US Navy ship-loved the experience and the few trips we made to relieve the ship of coffee grounds and cups from alongside the pier.
Thomas, Robert Pork ChopSFM3Mar 15, 1965 – Oct 13, 1967damage controlCame on board at Pugent Sound Navy Shipyard. I was onboard when we went aground on the Columbia River after the Rose Festival in Portland.
Dubose, John CharlesPN3Apr 1965 – Dec 1969XO'swent on board ship in Bremerton Washington as a mm designte assigned to fire room.changed rate to SA and went to deckforce.transferred to personnel office XOs division.made 3rd class PN. got out 12/1969.
Smith, Gary W.SK3 - SK2Apr 2, 1965 – Aug 29, 1967Supply S-1Acted as Class 207 Accountant & Alternate Imprest Fund Cashier - Work in main office for most of tour. Participated in 1967 Rose Festival during which Sperry crashed into Columbia River Bank, Washington side & Hawaii visit to COMSUBPAC.
Gustafson, James/ Gus!MSNMay 14, 1965 – Jul 15, 1967R2
Stucky, JimQM2Jun 10, 1965 – Oct 18, 1965OperationI remember all of the fun with friends i met. left there and went straight to Nam for my 2nd tour
Gustafson, JamesSeamanJul 14, 1965 – Jul 15, 1967R-2Looking for any Instrumentmen who I served with. Especially Mr Pope my division commander, Robert DeMoss, Mr Chappell, Sal Rosano, and anyone else aboard at that time.
McKechnie, James profile iconSNSep 13, 1965 – Jul 29, 1966Supply DivisionIt was said the only time she got underway was to remove the coffee cups from her keel, because sailors would "shitcan" their cups over the side rather than bring them back to the galley.
Plotner, Ronald/ EarlSK3Oct 23, 1965 – Jun 26, 1967S1First two years of Navy life was on the USS Proteus AS-19 then the last two on the Sperry. Would like to hear from anyone who was in the Supply divisions.
Koops, EdE2Nov 1965 – Jul 1966DeckWaiting for ET School with best friend George Lake.Chipped paint.Holystoned teak.Became Coxswain Officers Motorboat.Cruised to SFO/Acapulco.Met my dad in Acapulco.He was proud of me.Learned a lot from the BM's.Gr8 ship.
Kumosinski, Robert Aka SkiTM31966 – 1968Weapons Mark 37 Shop
Kelton, SteveE31966 – 19681st division leading seamanI was standing on the focsle coming from the rose fest. I noticed the ship was starting to go sideways. Looked at the bridge, one looked panicked. And then we hit the mountain. Cut into it like a hot knife in butter.
Wilson, Ernesten31966 – 1967r
Coss, RobertEM3Jan 1966 – Jan 1967RStationed in San Diego, CA
Mahouski, KennyETN-3Jan 1966 – Dec 1967Electronics RepairWill always feel pride in my tour of duty aboard the USS Sperry. I felt the historical accomplishments of this fine tender while walking on her wooden deck. Was aboard her when whe ran aground in the Columbia River. Thanks USS Sperry.
Nantz, TonyDCFN / DC3Jan 24, 1966 – Oct 30, 1967EngineeringI reported on board and was assigned to the Carpenter shop. later sent to DC Central, then DC-A school at TI SanFran, I was on board during the Columbia River Damage South Of Portland OR. After The Rose Festival. June Of 1967 I
Vera, Arturo (Pancho)DP3Feb 25, 1966 – Nov 3, 1968SupplyHad some great times. Great bunch of guys to work with. Playing football,softball,basketball and bowling. All the RR trips we made. Running aground on the Columbia River. And who can forget Tijuana nights.
Randall, Charles RandyRM1Mar 1966 – Mar 1968Communications
Craig, Donald (Don)SMApr 1966 – Jan 1967DeckKept my nose clean and worked hard to get to "A" school. One cruise on the Sperry to Seattle Seafair - turned "21" at sea. We enjoyed San Diego and the many friends made at this first tour of duty.
Scott, LarryBMMay 1966 – Jan 1968deck 3had a good time,went to Pearl,Portland,Seattle,and was aboard when we ran into highway along Columbia River.Crazy times
Ilson, JeffreySeamenJun 13, 1966 – Jun 13, 1968R2 DivisionI was on Sperry from 6/66 to 6/68. First few months on was on deck force. Then I got into the optical shop. Spent last three months on mess deck. I was on board when we ran aground coming down the Columbia River.
Warren, Alfred R.TM2Jun 30, 1966 – Oct 30, 1969astor shopHad a great time on board the Sperry. Many great memories.
Tarwater, ChuckSH3Jul 1966 – Jul 1968S-3BOARD SPERRY IN SAN DIEGO.WAS ABOARD WHEN SHE RAN A GROUND AFTER THE PORTLAND TRIP
Tarwater, Chucksh3Jul 17, 1966 – Jul 1, 1968S-3Would like to hear any one I served. With
Russell, Daniel (Dan) profile iconEM3Aug 1966 – Jul 1968R5Enjoyed working with some good people, and learned a lot about subs.
Weber, Michael / MikeDC3Aug 13, 1966 – May 25, 1968R3Damage Control Carpenters shop. Also made the Portland / Pearl cruise. On board for a major fire where we almost lost the ship. Fire started down below shen a shipfitter was welding on or near a ventilator shaft.
Stoner, Stanley L.DK2Aug 15, 1966 – Aug 31, 1968S4 (Disbursing Office)The summer of '67 started with a cruise to San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Hawaii. Never forget running aground. Also watching the filming of "Ice Station Zebra" scenes. Snow on Dec. 15, 1967. Anyone remember?
Swientek, JoeEM2Oct 1966 – Jul 1968E DivOne of teh best tours that I ever had. Great camaraderie and experiences, particularly in and around San Diego and when we visited Portland for the Rose Festival. Made some great friends in the Battery Shop! :-)
Wooley, GaryDP2Oct 1966 – Jan 1969SupplySpent several years with some great guys in the computer room--Cecil, Poncho, Fred, Harry. Would love to hear from you.
Stoneham, JoeET3Oct 19, 1966 – May 19, 1967R6My first ship out of A school before reporting to nuclear power school. Only one tender then so we serviced both fast attack and conventional subs. Fascinating experience, I loved it!
Blazina, BillET3Nov 1966 – Mar 1967R 4a short tour on USS Sperry before going to PME school at Lowery AFB Denver. We went out once to dump nuclear waste from a nuc subs. I wonder how that worked out?
Byrne, DaveEM3Dec 20, 1966 – Oct 12, 1967ETemp duty waiting for Nuke school. I was in the engineroom when we ran aground in the Columbia river following the Rose festival in Portland, Or.

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