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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
Bodeker, WilliamRM31973 – 1974OPERATIONSI HAD GREAT TIME. DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE MORNING, THE TWO RUSSIAN MIGS FLEW OVER THE DECK OF THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER WE WERE REPLENISHING?
Brown, Douglas BrownieYN3Jan 6, 1973 – Jul 3, 1975B DivisionCame aboard in Subic Bay; rode out with new CO - Keep Humpin. Was Engineering Yeoman and Gig Engineer. Homeported Davisville - departed Earle, NJ. Lot of good memories and a lot of bad ones too!
Gauthier, FrankHT2/HT1Mar 1973 – Apr 1974RepairCame onboard after she came back from West Pac. made a couple of meds and a Cuba cruise on her. Was there for the big move from R.I. to Jersey
Hale, Dennis Roy Hale Mmcs (Ret.)MM1Apr 1973 – Apr 1975M & JReported onboard in Davisville R.I. Made a couple Med. cruises and trip to GITMO was there for the move to Earle N.J. Best Buddy was Frank Gauthier HT1
Woosley, Tommye-3Apr 4, 1973 – Feb 23, 19753rd divison gmwent on nitro in april 73 at davistown R.I. did cuba then med. had good times and bad. loved pamler spain .we had crap scared out of us went we went into a turkis shooting range .that was wild for a bit. we got side tk
Chase, KevinSAApr 14, 1973 – Feb 1974Second deck div/sidecleanersOne of the most memorable times in my life! I miss being able to play Tarzan hanging from a Boatswains chair, painting hull numbers,Crawling all over the gun tubs&making a general pain in the butt to BM3 Donald Hess ha
Zwirn, DonnMM3May 1973 – Dec 1973MCame aboard at Dville Out the first night with div mates got drunk. Horseback riding locally that weekend, fractured wrist. Left after getting to Earle. Great times.
Moore, SteveRM2Nov 1973 – Jun 1974OperationsShort timer onboard but still remember the 'Duke of Earle', familiar names and the good times had.
Rea, OscarFA 3Nov 10, 1973 – Nov 19, 1975Electriction gang
Ripley, BuddyBM3Nov 13, 1973 – Aug 28, 19752nd DivisionLived in Nitro West Virginia before being assigned to ship. 3-med cruises - what a great time.
Mascellino, ThomasE2Nov 18, 1973 – Oct 3, 19751st DivisionNaval Weapons Station was a good HP and the Nitro AE-23 left me good memories, I'll always miss my Shipmate and great friend Sixto DeJesus may he rest in peace.
Lowe, TomOS3Jan 5, 1974 – Jun 21, 1977OII did 3 Med cruises and 1 GTMO cruise on the old rustbucket that always seemed to break down. I worked in CIC with Rick & Ron Henderson, Tom Acquaro, Al Voss and others. It was a good time.
Dial, Robert (Bob)HT2Jan 15, 1974 – Aug 13, 1977RMade 3 Med cruises, Chief Ski, Gauthier, Keys, Courville, Hatch...to name a few.
Davis, OthaMS3Mar 14, 1974 – May 18, 1977S-2I was assigned to the wardroom, working with "Smokey", he was always singing Smokey Robinson's songs. They called me "OJ". The Nitro was the start of my career. I also knew SH3 Jackson and SN Patrick Edwards.
Medvetz, MichaelmrfnApr 1974 – Nov 1974a
Dial, RobertHT2Apr 1, 1974 – Aug 13, 1977RMany memories aboard the Nitro.
Jacques, Michael ( Snake )E3May 14, 1974 – Jul 26, 19762nd DivisionServed with Foss, Panek, Henry, Mac, Rip, Megee, Gene, Bob, Hopkins, had a great time. New Jersey was our port. Served which a great group of men. Drove liberty boat. Miss them all.
Courville, MichaelHT21975 – 1979R & JI REMEMBER THE LAST MED CRUISE IN 78-79 WITH D.HATHER,HT1 SCHMIDT, G. FIORE, P. JASANY, T. HOGAN, W. HODGE
Miller, JohnPN31975 – 1976X
Teti, Tonyem21975 – 1979e
Feraci, JoeIC21975 – 1978E
Sheehan, DenisMM3Feb 6, 1975 – Apr 6, 1976MI remember having a lot of fun on the Nitro with a bunch of great guys. This ship was a pleasure compared to my previous duty on the USS Newport News.
Wildfeuer, Bruce (Red)EM2Mar 1975 – May 1978E and JThe Navy ... it's not just a job .... it was definately an adventure. Looking to reconnect with some old buddies from way back when. Made the Med Cruise of '76. Spent much of staying ahead of MA Capello.
Acquaro, TomOS2Apr 1975 – Apr 1976OperationsServed with Ron Henderson and Big Tom
Perry, MichaelHT3Jun 1975 – Jan 1977R
Essex, Steve1976 – 1977
Hodge, BillEM-2Jan 5, 1976 – Jul 3, 1979JUST LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS
Behan, JimSNJan 15, 1976 – Mar 1977RadioI came aboard in January 76 assigned to Deck divison ship was still in the yard (Phili). Ship then went to a Med cruise - shake down, did my scullery and then went to the Radio shack. Very interesting time in my life.
Toohey, BillETCApr 1976 – May 1979Operations
Kindl, RichardEM3Apr 8, 1976 – Aug 16, 1979J2 Med cruises, Scotland, Philly, Gitmo. Worked on forklifts, elevators, stream system with Bill Hodge, Rich Tanner, Joey Anez, Phil Weatherford, Aaron Shaw, Darby, Besco & others.
Goode, DavidBM3Apr 9, 1976 – Dec 10, 19792ndWorked in aft bosun hole for Lt. Masters/Lt. Kitts from July '76 till June '77, then on deck when made P.O. Made 3 Med. cruises & 1 Gitmo. Stationed out of Earle, N.J.
Ball, CharlieBMSNMay 1976 – Sep 1979FIRSTWhat a Wild Ride!
Burke, BryanBM3Jul 5, 1976 – Oct 5, 19802NDI WAS IN 2ND DIV WITH DAVID GOODE BILL YALE DOUG BELLAMARE MADE THREE MED CRUISES GITMO ONCE
Musumeci, JamesBTFNJul 10, 1976 – Jan 10, 1978B
Mullen, Mike/sparksRM2Aug 16, 1976 – Mar 17, 1978Operations/RadioBeen quite a few years. Really miss the great times and great shipmates. Had many adventures sneaking onboard all the mothball ships in Philly while in the yards 77-78...Will always be a part of my lifes memories. Good bye to a great old ship
Johnston, BrianGMG3Sep 6, 1976 –deckI was a gunners mate working in the cargo holds through 13 months in drydock then to cuba and then finishing my time in the 1978 med cruise. I would like to talk to people i knew from the ship during the same years that i was stationed on it.
Jones, DarrellMR 3Oct 22, 1976 – Oct 22, 1980MWould love to hear from anyone i served with.
Defino, RichardEN3Nov 1, 1976 – Aug 15, 1980b & eServed with Jimmy Nye, Moose, Smitty, Nelson, Speedy, Daniel Parr, AND MANY MORE.
Parr, DanielBTFNDec 1976 – Jul 1980BMy sister found this web site and she added my name so maybe I will hear from some of my shipmates.
De Husson, MarkSN1977 – 1978OperationsSpent less than a year on the Nitro...came aboard during her overhaul and left after Gitmo...but enjoyed the time, enjoyed the friends, and the experiences of Philly, NYC, Virgina Bch, and even Gitmo.
Graf, Alfred (Chuck)OS3Jan 1, 1977 – Jun 29, 1980OIPart of the CIC crew.
Travis, RandyFRFeb 1977 – Sep 1977BMy first ship. Came aboard in Yards in Philly. Ended up breaking my leg in auto accident. after Limited Duty they sent me to OS "A" school. Retired 1995 as OSC
Swindell, JamesEN1Mar 1, 1977 – Jun 7, 1981A-Gang
Clarahan, RichardMACHINIST MATE 3RD CLASSMay 1977 – May 1980Was it all a dream?
Stryker, TimA-23Jul 25, 1977 – Jan 13, 1979E-GangWhats up guys? Where is everyone?
Maess, AndrewBM3Sep 22, 1977 – Jun 5, 1980DeckRemember great times in First Div with Chaz, Carp and thanks to Dave Goode for teaching me how to be a "real Coxswain". Two Med Cruises, Gitmo and nothing beat the "Gundeck" at the end of the pier!
McGovern, Stephen G.MM2Nov 22, 1977 – Apr 22, 1985MWHERES ALL THE HOLE SNIPES? MITCH, JOE POWELL, JOE GENTELMAN, SANTO ARCE,PIPE WRENCH? DINK? ESQUERRA, ISENACHER, CLARAHAN (KILLER LOW LIFE) JAMES DAY NICE BUSTED NOSE! SO HOW DID THE NAVY IMPACT YOUR LIVES? WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW?

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