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USS Dewey (DDG 45) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Dewey (DDG 45). 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 407 crew members registered for the USS Dewey (DDG 45).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1970 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Coleman, SteveOS21982 – 1984Operations I hope this finds all my shipmates well, I'm proud to have known and served with you all. A 19 yr old kid couldnt have had a better group of guys watching his back, Thanks! And i'd like to hear from any of you
Like, RogerOS31982 – 1983OII live on my 60acr ranch in KETTLE FALLS,WA. rogerlike@ymail.com &facebooks Im building a non-prof kids ranch ''KIDS CHOICE CHOPPERS' in ass. w/ ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS of NY. & THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL. love to talk ol&new
Ferrari, KenBT31982 – 1984BGuys keep in touch my email is geturbineman@yahoo.com, and I have a facebook page. Hope to hear from all my good friends.
Cook, Robert ( Cookie)MS31982 – 1986S-2If anyone remembers me MS3 Cook (Cookie) please feel free to drop me a line or two.
Cooper, DwightIC11982 – 1984E DivGreat crew, good times and good memories. Worked with Chico, Dupe, Smitty, Miller, and Robbie.
Joffrion, DavidBM E-3Jan 6, 1982 – Jan 6, 1986boats I'm the crazy coon ass that used to work in the paint locker. Before I got out .Still don't know how I got through without ever seeing the old man. Still talk about the 40 foot waves we took mrvoodoozombie1313@yahoo.
O'Malley, John profile iconMM2Mar 1982 – Jun 1987M DivisionFound this site and saw some great folks I used to know so I joined. Back home in Cleveland Ohio.
Pena, RayYN3Mar 12, 1982 – Nov 9, 1984NavigationWell what can you say, she had classic ship lines thru good times and bad. Funny, I can only remember the good times...2 Med cruises, STANAVFORLANT (North Atlantic), GITMO, and Grenada. Just want to say HEY to members of the DEWEY DDG-45
Moonen, ScottBT1Apr 1982 – Mar 1985B
Evans, RalphBT2May 1, 1982 – Jul 1, 1987Foreward FireroomJust stumbled across this site searching for some old Dewey stuff to collect. It would be great to hear from some of you guys, especially the BTs and MMs. Ralphy
Delles, DouglasMMCMay 6, 1982 – Aug 8, 1988FORWARD ENGINEEROOMWHERE THE HELL IS EVEYONE...ALL AWOL GET ON THE LIST. TRANSFERRED TO NAS KINGSVILLE AM NOW IN NIAGARA FALLS
Finkbeiner, Eric Calif. BurnoutOSSN,OS3Jun 8, 1982 – Jan 29, 1986OI/opsCharts/DCPO/Gitmo/Med cruise'82,spring break Ft. Lauderdale ,mardi gras in Mobile bay Ala. Bahamas, Puerto Rico,St. Lucia,Key west,STANAVFORLANT '83,Med cruise'85. Big "H" if you buy I'll fly. The best cruise ship ever!
Thomason, JimHM1 & HMCJun 10, 1982 – Jun 15, 1985NXShip's company/Independent duty Corpsman. Rewarding experience serving as the ship's "Doc". Can't get anymore "real Navy" than the Dewey. Put my medical training to good use: Treated a lot of "drunks".
Benninger, RichRM2Jul 5, 1982 – Jan 12, 1985radio
Muehlberger, Don.....(mooseturtle)OS2Sep 1982 – Jun 1986OIIts hard to believe thats its almost 20 years since I walked off that ship for the last time. Were the bad times really that bad, or have I forgotten them? When I think of the good times, it brings a smile to my face. Hope to hear from some of you
Smelley, TommyE3Sep 1982 – Aug 4, 1984GGrew up fast.Had some good times..like to hear from anyone willing...
O'Rourke, BrianLtSep 1982 – Apr 1986OI and NavThe men I had the privilege of serving with on Dewey are the characters that populate the stories that I tell to my civilian counterparts today. Civilians never do understand. Dewey and her crew were the best.
Osborne, Jeff/ OzzyMS3Sep 20, 1982 – Jun 20, 1986SUPPLY
Kerr, DaleBT3Oct 1982 – Nov 1984#1 fireroom
Taylor, DonaldLtjgOct 1982 – Jun 1984A&EAuxiliaries and Electrical Division officer
Jacobs, Arthur B. "Jake The Dyke"EM2Oct 12, 1982 – Aug 10, 1985Just another fresh air snipe.
Jacobs, Arthur B. "Jake The Dyke"EM2Oct 12, 1982 – Aug 10, 1985EHope all my old shipmates are doing well.
Moore, JohnDS1Nov 5, 1982 – Jun 5, 1986OEI MADE A LOT OF GOOD FRIENDS ON THE DEWEY. FRIENDS FOR EVER!
Duplechain, DupeIC2Nov 15, 1982 – Feb 15, 1987E divisiongreat friends and great times, the miles we logged together!!
Celestino, RobertEM2Dec 1982 – Sep 1986My first ship. Great learning experience.
Dean, MichaelHT3Dec 1982 – Feb 16, 1986"R"I miss all my old shipmates and The Dewey. Barcelona, The Mardi Gras in Mobile Alabama, Israel(Clink and Nitro remember the $10 chick in the park!) The good old navy days. Tack care all and have a GREAT life.
Coble, Arthur Dewey (Pappy)HT 11983 – 1983R
Williams, KevinMM3Mar 1983 – Oct 1985EM01-MServed under Ronald Lassiter. Nuff said. Made brothers on that boat. Paid unfortunate witness to her scrapping in Wilmington NC, Managed to talk the scrappers out of the Throttle handwheels and the ship's whistle. Sad event.
Capel, EdwardOS1Mar 1983 – Aug 1987OIwhen i came aboard i was an cv sailor and did not know much about ddg my friends helped me alot and we had some of the greatest times i could remember we went to so many places and loved them all wish i was young again
Freeman, LarryBT-E-4Mar 12, 1983 – Oct 14, 1986BBOILER OPERATOR
Davis, CalvinRM3Apr 12, 1983 – Apr 12, 1984communicationsHad great time on med and north atlantic cruise. I wonder where Shelley,Locke, MItchum, Glover,Harrison and That crazy postmaster that we had is now.
Duncan, Walter profile iconMM2 (SW)May 1983 – Jun 10, 1988M / AI spent 5 solid years on the Dewey and saw many things. Experienced many things and many a "variety" of people. It would be nice to share photos from year books and personal pix. Feel free to contact me through this site
Siska, John Aka CcslusherBT3May 15, 1983 – May 23, 1985Boiler TechThere are a lot of good memories aboard the ship. I hope all who have seved have done well.
Elliott, RobertBT1(SW)Aug 1, 1983 – Dec 1, 1988BDDG 45 was the best ship with the best crew of the 3 ships I served on. Enjoyed every cruise. I was discharged from USN 6/1/95 due to injury. Now working for VA.
Weissinger, RickOS 2Sep 13, 1983 – Jul 16, 1987OperationsHard to believe its been over 20 years. ( I could have been retired by now). Would like to hear from some of you guys and chat about some of the good times we had.
Hawk, TommyOS3Oct 21, 1983 – Mar 23, 1987OIWow, where do I start ? I wouldn't trade it for a million dollars though. Chewey, Booger, Y-Zinger, Brian, Steve. I've stayed in touch with a few guys, but I'd love to here from more of you. Cheif Moore is probably still a Dick ! What'
Millward, KevinDS2Oct 28, 1983 – Nov 16, 1987OEJust checking in...
Dean, MichaelHT3Dec 1983 – Feb 16, 1986RepairI had a blast on the Dewey. A-Gangers, you still suck!
Nipper, RobertEMFNDec 1983 – May 1987ElecI still think about all the great people I met and the friends I made. I hope all of you are well.
Knight, DonIC2Dec 3, 1983 – 1988ELooking for some old ICmen. I see Nipper logged on. Where's Hodge?

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Reunions

Point of ContactPlanned datePlanned locationRemarks
James Spires Sr.Sep 17, 2021Charleston, South CarolinaBREAKING NEWS-REUNION POSTPONED Due to the current COVID19 concerns, the reunion coordinator James Spires, Sr for the USS DEWEY 2020 reunion has postponed the reunion until the spring of 2021. POSTED 4/7/2020

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