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USS Nitro (AE 23) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Nitro (AE 23). 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 337 crew members registered for the USS Nitro (AE 23).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – 1972 | 1973 – 1977 | 1978 – 1982 | 1983 – 1986 | 1987 – 1990 | 1991 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Marrero, Eileen (Marty)FNFeb 5, 1900 – Jan 17, 1992RASLots of great memories
Brown, Wilbur :jim"SN - QM3Jan 1, 1959 – Mar 1, 1961navigationserved from precom till i left for another ship. remember crew getting very sick in gtmo and most liberty ports cancelled. we took dependents from gtmo to dominican republic for r&r. on 60 med cruise we had a "problem" with the forrestal c
Keiler, BillQM3Feb 1959 – Jun 1960PLANK OWNER---GIVING THE PLANK TO MY DAUGHTER WHO IS GOING INTO THE NAVY JAG
Antellas, GeorgeENFNApr 1959 –AWHAT A GREAT SHIP, MY TOUR WAS NOT LONG ENOUGH, WAS TRANS IN GTMO TO A SMALL SHIP THAT HAD BIG TIME BREAK DOWN, NOT MANY ENGINEMEN ON BOARD, USS KIOWA ATF 72, OUT OF LITTLE CREEK VA., WE GOT HER UNDERWAY THO.
Tinsley, Jr, LawrenceYN2May 1959 – Jun 1960THIRD DIVISION (GUNNERY)MADE THE MED CRUISE ON OUR MADEN VOYAGE. AM A PLANK OWNER.
Land, Earl WMM2May 1, 1959 – Jan 22, 1962A DivisionI was on the comissioning crew, [A PLANK OWNER], but I never received my plank, too late now. I was an original member of the "Fighting A Divison. The USS NITRO (AE23) has provided some lasting memories.
Carrico, JosephSK31960 – 1961SUPPLYWENT ABOARD IN 1960 IN FRANCE DURING A MED CRUISE. WORKED FOR MR. SEPI IN SUPPLY. MADE 3RD CLASS SK AND WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE USS SAN PABLO AGS-30
Labonte, RaymondBM SNMar 4, 1960 – Dec 4, 19621st LtsWe had good day's and we had bad day's where ever we went but we made the best of it. We served prouldly with dignity and pride and accomplished our missions.
Cahill, JimYN2Mar 12, 1960 – Jun 30, 1962Ops/NavServed w/Lt Jennings/LCDR Burnett and QM Fluder who all smoked pipes. The 1st week aboard they told me to go get one at the ships store. I still have it in my collection
Robert McFeeters, BobRDSNMay 15, 1960 – May 15, 1962Operations
Thomson, Bernard (Tom )EM3Jul 10, 1960 – Sep 24, 1962Electricalnew a Skip Geppner Tom Brown Charlie Hodge a Pane etc. went to Electrical school in Ill. then on the USS Escape out of Saun Jaun Puerto Recco
Soderstrom, Oscar ( Sode ) profile iconCS 31961 – Oct 4, 1963supplyI do remember Doc, DiSadti, Alan Gross from NY, Vince Carleano Lodi NJ, Tex Loveless and the good times we had Gitmo, Med, Va, RI etc. Re-enlisted as a Seabee BU 2. 12 yrs total. Also served on AO 39 an DE 749
Haydu, Rick "Doc"HM 3Apr 1961 – Jan 1963XEnjoyed Med Cruise, cruise to Nordenham, Germany. We were part of the Cuban blockade.
Masingale, DonQM3Apr 1, 1961 – Feb 1, 1963OperationsEnjoyed my tour of duty in the Nitro. Crew and officers were good to work with and know. Loved all of the ports of call we made (sometime more than once. would love to hear from some of my shipmates.
Casazza, GordonSFP3Aug 1961 – Jan 1963RCame aboard in Naples and stayed until I made 3rd class the went to USS ARD16, also in Davisville, RI
Thompson, JohnRMSNNov 1961 – Apr 1962OperationsServed only part of a Med cruise. upon return to Norfolk went on to Radioman A school. From school, orders to FOCCPac, Hawaii for remainder of enlisted. Now living in Minneapolis, MN
Symoens, Richard (Sy)RM3Nov 16, 1961 – Oct 10, 1964Radio RoomA couple of Med crusies as well as Germany and of course the Cuban Missile Crisis. Now living in Watertown, WI
Rumold, Robert2nd Class POJan 1, 1963 – Nov 1, 1964Navy
Di Santi, JohnSH3Nov 28, 1963 – Jul 21, 1965Ship ServiceBarber on board from when I came abord in Bklyn Navy yard till I got out in Davisville RI. Became an Actor and wore my NITRO hat on the showER. Had a great time on HER .
Smith, WaynesignalmanJul 13, 1964 – May 20, 1966OGreat ship, good times. Anyone remember the can of worms flag
Frost, JefferyYN2Nov 1, 1964 – May 1, 1966X DivGood ship and crew. Enjoyed serving under the Skipper, Capt A.L. Stickles.
Papsodero, TomMM31965 – 1966M - DivisionBest engineering crew, hard work, good times & fond menories.
Knouse, KurtMMFNJan 1965 – Sep 1965m
Marien, RogerCommander, SC, USNR-RJun 1, 1965 – Jun 1, 1967SupplyI served aboard the USS Nitro with Chief Trusty, John Heijl (DK3). John and I still correspond but I've lost track of Chief Trusty. The last time I visited him, he was in California. Great ship great crew.
Odell, DoyleEN-3Sep 1965 – 1966A-gangBest ship that I served on, Best crew, Best Captain and Officers.
Tieger, TigerFASep 15, 1965 – Jul 18, 1966BHad a great time serving on the Nitro as a teenager and the time. Then served aboiardthe USS Cadmus that helped me get the basics for a great trade. The Nitro had an amazing crew
Emory, JohnBMSNJun 1, 1966 – Jul 3, 19682ndWe ran aground in Cuba, also rammed the pier.
Taylor, Randall / RandyPN31967 – 1969OperationsIt's funny how all I remember is the good times!
Gipson, Mike / Gip / BoatsBM21967 – 1969First DivisionGreat memories.....Gitmo mishaps.....Great crew
Hupp, DonCS2Jun 1967 – Oct 1969Supply
Durocher, GordyMM2Jun 1967 – Jan 1970Had some great times onboard the Nitro.Had some bad ones too?
Dion, AlbertSK2Jul 1967 – Feb 1969SupplyLooking to hear from other supply division people.
Tyas, StephenMM/2Jul 1967 – Jun 1969M
Brugh, DavidSNJul 1, 1967 – Feb 1, 1969Supply
Gingrich, RonaldDC3Aug 1967 – Sep 1969R
Timmons, JamesYN31968 – 1969OperationsPresident of the USS Nitro Association. Operations Yeoman, served with John Holland, Peter Scott.
Scaggs, RoySF31968 – 1970R
Kovar, RussCYN31968 – 1969Radio
Jones, NormanseamanJun 10, 1968 – Dec 20, 1968Laundry / Deck crewIf any one remember on the med cruise of 68. I was working in the laundry room and had two small fires while we was at sea. Got kicked to deck crew my last 68 days.
Marino, EdwardQM 3Oct 1968 – Jun 1970OperationsServed with Bertrand, Pauwels, Wilhide, Clark on navigation team under Lt Scott
Richardson, TerryETN2Oct 15, 1968 – Jan 8, 1973OperationsRemarks???? Way too many to mention. Multiple cruises to the Med and Caribbean. 1 cruise to the South Pacific. For 4 years and 3 months it was a thrill to be part of her voyages. There are so many memories.
Shanahan, PatrickFNNov 19, 1968 – Mar 26, 1969BFirst ship. Some fond memories. Now live in Chicago.

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