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USS Preble (DDG 46) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Preble (DDG 46). 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 159 crew members registered for the USS Preble (DDG 46).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1975 | 1976 – 1981 | 1982 – 1987 | 1988 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
O'neal, SidneyFC20000 – Nov 19, 19915thGreat Ship!! Great Crew. FCC Almon now LCDR thanks for showing me how to be a CHIEF!!! I'm still active stationed at CSCS Dahlgren. All take care and drop a line if you want to chat.
Rogers, Deveil (Butch)IC 21962 – 1964R
Eurbin, RonaldMMFNJan 9, 1963 – Feb 22, 1964M
Moser, GaryEN-2Jul 8, 1963 – Jan 10, 1967A-Gang
Goetz, Peter (Pete)snDec 24, 1963 – Jun 1964Torpedo DivisionViet Nam here we come!
Schmelzer, JeffRD21964 – 1966OI
Ellis, LarryMMCM1964 – 1969M DIVcrew members serving during this time frame
Albarado, Roy CurtisE5Mar 18, 1964 – Apr 18, 1968RadiomanLooking for Jackie Ackerman and Joe Hauser!
Mayfield, GraysonIC31965 – 1966REnjoyed my time on board
Showman, JimFTG2May 1965 – Aug 1968G
McFarland, LyleMM3Jul 1967 – Nov 1968MLife on the Preble was mostly good. As I sit here I can think of several things that I remember. Lt Gomes was always ready to challenge you to pull up in the stair well.
Stevenson, JimJul 1968 – Feb 1969R
Smith, H. LeeRD2Sep 15, 1969 – Dec 10, 1971OIGreat Ship.... WESTPAC '71
Niggemeyer, WalterE61970 – 1979radiomanWalter Niggemeyer passed away June 2010, but wanted to add him to this list. I am his daughter. He was radioman while stationed in Pearl Harbor. We lived at Wheeler AFB.
Horn, KennEMFN1970 – 1972RCame aboard in Pearl Harbor.
Tinoco, Frank profile iconSR1970 – 1972USS PrebleVietnam Korea
Irizarry, ReynaldoSEAMANFeb 17, 1970 – Feb 17, 1972
Gibson, KimballETN#Jan 1971 – Oct 1975OEGreat times, Great Crew, Great Memories!
Baldwin, MichaelBM3Oct 10, 1971 – Jul 15, 19751st
Jones, George/ BubbaBTFN1972 – 1975EngineeringBeing on the Preble was a great time for me . I still live in Hawaii , family , grandkid's , now great grand kid's Doc .Bobby c. ,Zarbo , Wally , Roberson , Lee Belknap are just some of the gang . We had a lot of great
O'Brien, MichaelBM3Apr 14, 1972 – Jan 28, 19761st
Owens, KenRM2May 1972 – Jul 1, 1975OC
Wilson, Stan "Willy"MM3Jun 1972 – Jul 1975M#1 Engineroom crew. Was on the throttles of #1 engine both times we were hit in Viet Nam. Where is Craul, Carrier, Mauchley, Barber, Blue, Brown,Balleu, Who am I missing?
Cohrs, FredENSAug 1972 – Jan 19762, 1, 3First assiged as Gunnery Asst, then First LT, then ASW Officer.
Cohrs, FredENSAug 1972 – Jul 19752nd, 1stLots of memories of people and events!
Blados, Edwin(Skip)BladosE3Aug 1972 – Aug 1975BStill hanging in there,I guess I learned something being a BT seeing that I ran boilers for the next 12 years! Would love to hear from anyone from them good old days! Memories I'll never forget!
Dierkes, RonBTFNAug 18, 1972 – Aug 18, 1975B division#2 Fire Room/ Plankowner.
Valcho, FredRM2Jan 19, 1973 – Mar 26, 1978OCServed on her as DLG-15, and DDG-46 after the 1976 shipyards.
Adkisson, PaulMMCMAug 1973 – Jul 1975MThe most modern ship on which I served. Good duty and a great crew. As with every command, those hard-charging snipes never failed in their engineering duties. They never knew how much their efforts were appreciated - no one ever told them.
Driscoll, Ernest (Ernie)GMM1Oct 1973 – Oct 19764thLeft Preble went to Jouett (CG29) for a year. Went to shore duty but that was abbreviated when I got commissioned. Retired in 1994, and have been teaching college for the last 15 years. My "preferred sea duty" now has a Volvo-Penta propulsion.
Heddleson, JackSK 3Jan 1, 1974 – Sep 23, 1977SupplyPlank Owner WESTPAC76
Fugitt, TomQM3Jun 1974 – Jun 1976NX
Andrada, Steve (Andy)SK21975 – 1977S-1WESTPAC'76.
Schutz, WilliamPN21975 – 1977NX
Murphy, JamesOS3Jan 15, 1975 – Feb 15, 1977OIPlankowner from DLG-15/DDG-46 switchover
Flanders, Norman "stormin Norman"MSSN / BMSAApr 1975 – Apr 1977First and SupplyMy first ship, HONOR to have served on her, enjoyed my tour on the USS Preble DLG 15/DLG 46. Started out as BM transferred to MS shortly after. Plank Owner Re-commisioned Preble DDG 46. Shell Back WestPac Cruise 1976. Thanks 4 the memo
Henline, RickEN3Apr 1975 – Aug 1977APlank Owner , Westpac 76
Walker, CharlesseamanJun 22, 1975 – Sep 4, 1977QUARTERMASTER
Cohrs, FredLTJGJul 1975 – Jan 1976 3rdLots of memories and lots of good people!
Eldridge, WayneHTCAug 1975 – Sep 1978RR Div CPO / R Div Officer

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Reunions

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Joe PattonMar 20, 2020Washington DCActual date for the DC reunion hasn't been set yet but is planned for 2020. Please join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/usspreblereunion to learn more about future reunions and meet ups.

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