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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 381 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
Peterson, JohnDK31970 – 1973supplyI worked at Admiral Cooke's orderly for a while. Then made DK3 and worked in the disbursing office under WO Ryan. That was a great time in my life.....met my wife......traveled California.
Laywell, BobFTG11970 – 1974Weapons
Turberville, LarryBM1970 – 1972DECKI THINK ABOUT MY TIME ON THE SPERRY A GREAT DEAL AND THE PEOPLE WHO SERVED WITH ME. I REMEMBER THE CRUISES TO SAN FRAN AND PORTLAND BUT LEFT THE SHIP BEFORE PEARL.
Ellison, Raymond profile iconRMC1970 –CommunicationsI am doing volunteer work on the San Salvadore and often days look across the harbor toward Ballast Point where I spent time in SUBFLOT ONE and later on the Chanticleer. I see the Chanticleer was scraped in 1974.
Maltas, TerryEM31970 – 1973Ships electrical shopLooking for shipmate George Sparacio.
Riggert, TerryETR31970 – Aug 1972R-4I worked in the R-4 ECM shop. Had a great time on the trip to Portland. The chow line was always long on the Sperry Surf and Turf days. The R-4 bowling team was great. Had a great 2 weeks in Pearl. EM club was fun.
Mudrovich, Tom (Mud)E-4Jan 1970 – Feb 1973R-4The phrase was that we were welded to the pier. Except when we went on those cruises to Potland and San Francisco plus the shakedown cruises preparing for duty off shore in Vietnam--which was cancelled. Loved San Diego
Dotson, GeorgeEN 3Feb 15, 1970 – Apr 15, 1974ENWent from fireman to boat house working on support boats.Riding around San Diego Harbour all day what a gig. Made it to dive school and returned to Sperry dive locker.Moved dive locker to degaussing station Party was on.
Gordon, DonFNMay 1970 – Nov 6, 1972EngineeringI remember that there was a Captains Mast every week, 2-6-8 people each time. I remember sitting around on the helo deck at night out at sea and passing pipes and joints and whatever.
Lorenz, Patricksk3May 15, 1970 – Jan 22, 1974Capt.'s orderly, S-1, S-2, S-4I was in charge of "O" storeroom, the one that caught fire at Pearl. The fire was started by faulty wiring , my buddy and I,J.J. Machan were across the bay and watched the fire while we sat on the grass drinking Beer.
Sasser, PaulEM1Aug 17, 1970 – Dec 6, 1972EngineerigWonderful ship and good shipmates. Would love to be able to find Eddie Knight and Robert 'Bob" Mehrling!
Peck, JimSK2Sep 12, 1970 – Apr 15, 1971SupplyGreat duty in beautiful San Diego. Enjoyed my friends, the crew, the beaches, the weather and the day of my discharge!
Dean, TylerMR3Oct 1970 – Jul 1974Eng. M/A Div. Repair BenchEnjoyed my tour on the Sperry, worked with some great guys. remember the fire in Pearl. Also the sabotage fire in store room below the steering compartment before leaving for Pearl.
Morris, JimSK2Oct 15, 1970 – Dec 22, 1972SUPPLYHI TO ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH ME. EVERYONE CALLED ME COMSHAW. I AM THE ONE WHO WON THE BETS ON THE OKLA. FOOTBALL GAMES. I ALSO PLAYED BASEBALL AND BASKETBALL FOR THE SPERRY.
Carrasco, Ernesto/ernieIC3Nov 1970 – Apr 1974E DivisionI came on board as an FN undesignated striker and requested to strike for IC. I was assigned to E-Division in the IC Shop after I did my turn at compartment cleaning. Enjoyed my time on board and made some good friends
Orr, GuyYeoman 2nd ClassNov 4, 1970 – Jun 11, 1972X Division (Captain's Office)The SPERRY was my assignment after an in-country tour in Vietnam. It's a great old tub and allowed me to "de-compress" . Our short trips to San Francisco and Portland have always remained a fond memory.
Ocampo, ArtPN2Dec 1970 – 1974deck, and X divisionI started on deck force, worked as yeoman for torpedo retrievers, educational services and reenlistments and seperations in personnel office.
Cornelison, JohnHT31971 – 1973R1 Servad in the sheetmetal shop. Made the cruise to Hawaii. Saw no reason to ever go back. After discharge lost contact with everyone except Jim Johnson.
Spotts, GlenDP21971 – Apr 11, 1974ADPMADE THE TRIP TO SAN FRANCISCO, PEARL, AND A COUPLE OF FLOAT AROUNDS. FOUGHT THE FIRE AT PEARL LOST CONTACT WITH EVERYONE FOR OVER 30 YRS. FOUND THIS SITE JAN 2008
Bowers, James R. "J.r."FA1971 – 1971Photo Lab
Rux, Mikee31971 – 1973r3
Dale, Ronnieen-21971 – 1973boat shop
Cooper, SteveHT1Jan 1971 – Jan 1975R-1looking for shipmates, particularly B. C. Ward HT1
Veres, Paul J.BM-2Jan 1971 – Jul 14, 19722nd.I came aboard as a 3rd. class & made 2nd. class while on board. It sure cranked Chief Shirley, who tried to stop the promotion. He couldn't do it, I had a clean record & just came back from a Wes-Pac cruise w/4 Medals.
Birnbaum, Bruce profile iconPH3Jan 1971 – Apr 1972Photo Lab
Clemans, DouglasMR2Jan 1971 – Sep 22, 1972R2
Gailey, DaleDP2May 1971 – 1974ADPGood times in Hawaii, Bremerton and Portland. Some really great friendships!
Briggs, DennisRM2Jun 1971 – Jan 1974OperationsGreat ship. Trips to Portland and Pearl. Also TAD to COMSUBFLOT 1 aboard the Dixon.
Picazo Jr, JoeDP2Jun 1971 – Mar 18, 1975ADPBest and most memorable time. Lot of great guys working together. Not much sea time except occasional sea exercises every 3 mos or so to keep sea duty status and pay. We went to Pearl for 3 mos to help out -great time
Otreba, LarryTM2Oct 1, 1971 – May 13, 1973W-1Served in Exploder Shop and Mk37 Shop
Upton, AndyFNDec 1971 – Jul 1974Mess Deck, Deck, EM shop, HT shopJack of several jobs master of non
Hammersmith, William R. Sr.BM21972 – 1975Actually my father "Bill" served on the Sperry. I visited him aboard her a few times. He passed away in 1994
Ortiz, JoeHTC1972 – 1974R-1 Weld ShopJust found out about this sight and hoping some that knows me will contact me.
Dean, GreggorySeaman 3rd class1972 – 1974DeckI'm a friend of Gregs, he doesn't have a email address but he would like to get in contact with all of you that served from 1972 to 1974. He'd also like to talk to any shipmates having VA issues. #1-850-510-5930
Ostrander, MikeHMCJan 1972 – Oct 1975Medical
Hughes, George Vernon (Speedy)seamanMar 3, 1972 – Aug 15, 19743rd deckserved on sperry went to Hawaii and Portland. Discharged in Portland
Elaster, KennethICFNMay 19, 1972 – Nov 10, 1973R5I WENT TO PORTLAND AND HAWAII. WHERE WE ALL FOUGHT THAT DAMN HUGE FIRE ON BOARD SHIP. I SERVE WITH R5 DIV. THE NUCLEAR REPAIR DIV. FOR SQUADRON 5. TRANSFERRED TO THE USS HARDER SS564
Masterton, AlbertBM3Jun 1972 – 1975DeckKick myself in the backside for not being the sailor I should have been.
Smith, Terry (Dirt Farmer)SN BEFORE LEFT THE SHIP HT3Jun 1972 – Jul 1974R-1 17 Alphaenjoy working in the sheet metal shop. Good team to work with.
Ward, David Rhull tech fireman e3Jun 1972 – Jun 1973damage controlhome port was sandiego, california in 1973 I was stationed at ford island oahu, hawaii
Aros, AlfredEMCMJun 1, 1972 – Aug 1, 1976E-Div
Patten, SandyEM3Jun 20, 1972 – Sep 15, 1975ElectriciansGreat time on the Sperry , i worked in the electricians shack for 3 years . I drove the chiefs nuts . Went to portland and hawaii . Portland was the coldest I've ever been and never worked so hard in my life .
Hughes, George(Speedy)seamanAug 15, 1972 – Sep 10, 19743rd division decksearching for justin craig skinner
Lasiter, OrvilleHT-3Aug 20, 1972 – Aug 22, 1975damage controlLooking for anyone who was in the carpenter shop from 72-75 we had a great bunch of guys that could turn out great work of course most of it was com-shaw
Lambert, CalPN2/PN1/NC1Sep 1972 – Oct 1974ADMIN/Career CounselorServed 26 years retired in 1993 as a Command Master Chief. Teach NJROTC in high school since then. Let me hear from anyone that remembers me. Thanks.
Thatcher, JerryIm1Sep 1972 – 1982r4 repair
Hutton, MerittMM3Sep 1972 – Dec 1972R-6Tech Library awaiting NPS
Stewart, JohnnyHT3Sep 8, 1972 – Sep 7, 1975R1Contact me Cornielson
Kuder, DennisSH2Oct 1, 1972 – May 1, 1975Supply
Melancon, RaymondEN3Oct 1, 1972 – Aug 13, 1973Division 2Had many friends on board the Sperry. Last trip was to Hawii to work on sub. Had great Petty officer to work for.
Miller, Jim "butch"EN2Nov 1972 – Jun 16, 1976R-2 Shop 38Made the cruse to Hawaii and yard period in Portland. Loved Portland but wasn't that impressed with Hawaii.
Reigle, Stephen (Steve) profile iconDP1Nov 1972 – Nov 1975Supply/DP"Cruises" included 3 months in Pearl Harbor and nine months overhaul in Portland, OR. and a few day-night-day "outings."
Swangel, MichaelHT3/HT2Nov 1972 – Jan 1976Repair (Pipe Shop)I remember going to Hawaii. I was on the SOAP team in Bremerton, Wa. when the ship went to the Yards in Portland, Or. I had a Clowning Unicycle routine I did for the Ship's Christmas Party. Contact leoclown52@yahoo.com
Boyles, DanMR2Dec 1972 – Jul 1974R 2Made alot of good friends.
Delisle, SteveETR3Dec 1972 – Jun 1973Reactor Controls
Jackie, ReynoldsE-6Dec 1972 – Nov 1976S-2
Barker, Mikebm3Dec 23, 1972 – Sep 3, 1975frist deck Hi my nane is mike barker I served with BM2 hammersmith the whole time I was on the ship he was a great guy I would love to talk to any one in he's family . 1-714-397-4263
Runyan, Joseph (Joe)TM3Dec 26, 1972 – Jun 16, 1973weaponsWorked in steam torpedo shop. Looking for Wayne (SNATCH) King TM2. Sperry was my second ship' good crew,made some good friends. Call 704-875-0053 anytime

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