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USS Ticonderoga (CV 14) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Ticonderoga (CV 14). 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 Ticonderoga (CV 14).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1954 | 1955 – 1958 | 1959 – 1962 | 1963 – 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 – 1970 | 1971 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Stover, DannieAEC1971 – 1972AIMD
Duncan, JackADR31971 – 1972IM2
Nord, LarryCPL1971 – 1973Marine Guard/ Orderly for Captain Boydwas on board during the appollo 16 pickup. Worked for captain Edward Boyd as a orderly. Met allot of great navy and marines. Many great times in Japan, Olongapo, Hawaii,Became a shellback and will never forget that. Great Navy food.
Setzer, Walter (Wally)ADJ-21971 – 1972HS-8 Power PlantsI made two WestPacs, 71 and 72, on the Tico and had a great time. Got to see some great ports and work with some great people. The stop in Singapore was my favorite. Also enjoyed the flyby of the Russian Bears.
Smith, Michael "S***ty SmittyE31971 – 1973B
Heller, Kennethsm11971 – 1973SM
Johnson, Bob profile iconfn1971 –MLooking to get in contact with the guys of after engine room. robert.g.johnson.jr@ gmail.com
Freeman, JessSH-3Jan 2, 1971 – Jul 26, 1973S-3First duty station. Loved being aboard the Tico. Made good friends and enjoyed recovering the apollo and skylab missions.
Nelson, John(Jack)EM1Jan 12, 1971 – Jul 1973EBecame shellback in April 71 and was aboard for Apollo 16,17 and Skylab 2 pickups. Best ship I was on with tropical hours in states and overseas and Tico Cabana every day in port overseas and on weekend in San Diego.
Koehler, JohnCorporalJan 21, 1971 – Nov 27, 1972Marine DetachmentWe have had a couple of reunions over the years with Don Sorrels, JP McKittrick ( Recon) and Bill Phillips remembering old times on the Tico. We have another planned next year. If interested , let me know !
Martinez, AlfredEngineman E4Jan 25, 1971 – Jan 25, 1975A Gang- Dieselslooking for anyone in A-GANG who served during this time
Anderson, Thedore /tedIC2Feb 1971 – Jul 3, 1973E
Windau, William profile iconrd2Feb 1971 – Oct 1972OI divreport to ship , left next day for 9 months west-pac cruise, hawaii, guam , philippines, hong kong, singapore, shellback, ceremony for uss houston, japan, russian bear fly over, kodack, to pick up admiral crab legs.. ha!
Bell, TomAZ2Feb 9, 1971 – Oct 31, 1971VS-38Reefer Rat - Bad canned milk from singapore, dumping same off fan tail. As we sailed into Hong Kong Harbor, lots of milk remaining, pouring risidual into toilets which resulted in a huge milk halo around the Tico. I remember Brooks, Marcus & Zink
Bihary, JoeABFANMay 19, 1971 – Jan 23, 1973V4Fuel crew leader
Park, LarrySHIP SERVICEMANJun 20, 1971 – Feb 15, 1973SHIPS STORE OPERATORRan the Luxury Store. Crossed Paths with most of You Guys. Appolo 16 - Appolo 17 - First Skylab - WestPacs - Friends and I found San Diego.
Marino, JoePH-3Jul 1971 – Oct 1971HS-8 - PHOTO LABI'LL NEVER FORGET THE GREAT TIMES WE HAD ON THE TICO SO MANY OF US RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL GREW UP ON THE SHIP.WHAT A THRILL IT WAS TO MAN THE RAILS AS WE PULLED INTO PORTS.
Moore, RonMM1Jul 1, 1971 – Jul 1973M-DIVLOOKING FOR GUYS THAT WERE IN M-DIV.AND WORKED IN AFT.ENG.RM
Sharp, ThomasRM 3Jul 19, 1971 – Jun 4, 1973CRThe time spent on the Ticonderoga was extreemly rewarding and memorable including WESTPAC , Apollos 16 and 17,and becoming a Shellback.
Kerley, KerleySH3Aug 10, 1971 – Aug 15, 1973S3Apollo 16,17, Skylab were great. I was ship's barber,operated luxury store . Same hometown as Cernan (Bellwood, Il.) Anyone hear from Marty Eggars?
Cahan, AlPN1Aug 18, 1971 – Nov 15, 1973XIN MY 20.3 YEARS TICO WAS THE ONLY I WAS ON. MY PRIMARY JOB WAS REENLISTMENTS. I WAS A CREWMEMBER WHEN WE PICKED UP APOLLO 16 & 17 AND SKYLAB 1.
Vandeveer, DennisAO2Sep 1971 – 1973GThe Tico was my first ship. I will never forget her or the many friends I had on board. Bacame a Shellback on our West Pac, Great times and memories.
Bissey, Dennis (Biss)BT3Sep 1971 – Aug 1973B divison (oil Lab, #2 fireroom)Looking for Ernie "frenchy" ST. Pierre, did you ever get that lobester boat "Where the hell are you friend"
Mazza, ThomasE3 FiremanSep 12, 1971 – Nov 1973ALooking for people in A division hydrolics. James Varner are you out there somewhere?
Moore, GaryIC2Sep 21, 1971 – Feb 3, 1973E
Stanley, DavidE-3Oct 1971 – May 1973AdminstrationI worked in the post office, hung out in the print shop. Anybody remember Crawdaddy, Costello, Smoke, Ladet, Dawson, the Johnson twins, DeCort?
Jacobson, Vern/ JakeDM3Oct 22, 1971 – Mar 30, 1973ASW Group 3Great memories of riding the Tico- WestPac in 1972 we took a train from Sasebo to Nagasaki for a great weekend. I will never forget Olongopo City!! Any one know or remember Mike Klusczinski? He was a PN2 when I left in 73.
St Pierre, Ernie / FrenchyBT3Oct 23, 1971 – Jul 3, 1973B oil shackGreat ship Great crew Apollo and Sky Lab recoveries were fun and the westpacs were even more fun!
Gebbie, GarySMS3Nov 15, 1971 – Jun 9, 1973CS COMMUNICATIONS SIGNAL GANGFrom my respected leader SM3 WIggins to our Master Chief Welch, this is were I learned about friendship, respect and leadership that lasted me the next 20 years! I retired in 1991 as a SM1(SW) Deputy Director.
Sharp, GilPH3Dec 1971 – Aug 1973OPStarted out in Deck (2nd) and landed in OP as Photo
Smith, Gael EdwardSS CLERKDec 1971 – Jan 1973I don't knowLooking for Ron Napolitan, Don Hull, Smiley - USS Ticonderoga 1972 north island Coronado California
McCullough, PaulOS3Dec 8, 1971 – Apr 13, 1973OI
Gow, RandallMM31972 – 1973MWorked in Forward Engine Room and Generator Gang. Where is Randy Carnley when you need him for reville? I still miss the liquid lunches over at the EM club.
Sola, Vincent J. SolaAMS 31972 – 1973VAW 111 DET 3Went TDY 90 days as Messcool in the CPO Galley and later became Plane captain on E-1B's and worked AIRFRAMES. When de-commisioning took place in 93, was transferred back to Memphis for schooling and then to RVAH 6 in late summer of 73. Retired AF.
Whitehall, WesleyAE-31972 – 1973AIMDHaiphong '72, Apollo17/skylab II recovery, Decomission crew
Myers, David profile iconE-21972 – 1974Flight DeckMy time on the TICO was the best time of my Navy career. I met some really good navy buddies on the TICO. The worst time was serving off the coast of Viet Nam. The bomb's and the plane's being shot down.
Dyjak, PaulSN1972 – 1972G
Heard, ChuckE-31972 – 1973V-3Some of the best crewmen and times were on the TICO.Great people.
Laabs, Brianen31972 – 1974A divWestpac 72 Apollo 17 and skylab 1 recovery crossed equator decommishing crew
Gordon, WrightE31972 –bosensmateThere for Apollo 17 Skylab recovery looking for palmer and porter, randy powell. Geting old guys come say hello.
Hinchley, MarkE31972 – 1973Fuels
Anderson, MichaelE4 AVIATION BOATSWAINFeb 1972 – Feb 1973I became a shellback during Apollo 16 recovery. Worked with fantastic guys in Catapults and Arresting Gear.
Rogers, Thomas profile iconE2/cookFeb 1972 – Dec 1972GalleyWas in 2nd Div (BM) then transferred to the Galley (Cook) Crossed equator twice! Witnessed both Apollo recovery's! West pack! Had good time and bad time!
Rivera, JoseEW3Mar 1972 – Jul 1973OperationsIt was the best time that I had while in the Navy. Crossing the Equator, Apollo 16, Apollo 17, Skylab 1, and the frequent trips to Peral Harbour, the trips to Tijuana and camping with my EW friends.
Stevens, Terrell "terry"RM3Apr 1972 – May 1972CommunicationsHonored to volunteer from NAVCOMSTA Kodiak, with my buddy RM3 Mark Humphrey, for temporary duty during the Apollo 16 recovery mission. Assigned to the transmitter shack. Became a Shellback during that same mission. Great memories. Thanks.
Nacoste, LawrenceCorporalApr 1, 1972 – Aug 21, 1973Marine DetachmentTimes on the Ticonderoga were great. The Apollo 16, 17 and Skylab. Crossing the Equator April 11, 1972 and later crossing again were great. CO orderly was my last assigned duties. Lots of good memories.
Torgerson, PaulMMFNApr 15, 1972 –MHas anyone ever found Duck, Carney, or Worden, from M Division.
Carpenter, RobertE3May 1972 – Nov 1973mwould like to here from the old crew,
Heyd, FrederickE-3May 1972 – Jul 7, 1974Anti Submarine Warfare Division
Strickland, RobertLCpl/E-3May 1972 – Aug 1973Marine DetachmentReally enjoyed my duty as a sea-going Marine. Met a lot of great Marines and Sailors. Also enjoyed my duty as CAPT Hemler's Marine Orderly. Great times at sea and at different ports o' call.
Willess, WalterAEANMay 1972 – Nov 1972VS 29Looking for anyone that was in VS 29 or anyone that was on the Tico during the 1972 WestPac (departed NAS North Island - May 17, 1972) that cares to share info about the cruise.
Snyder, JackSM3Jun 1972 – Dec 1973signalsmy 1st ship. apollo 17 and skylab 1, unbelievable. hated shellback day but glad i did it. loved working above the flight deck. still smell the stacks, still see the planes landing. loved watching the airdales. bmu-1 after decommish.
Stokes, John "butch"EW2Jun 1972 – Jun 1975OperationsStill have the original photos of the Apollo recovery missions on my office wall. All whom see them are amazed.
Smith, RogerENSJul 1972 – Oct 1973Public AffairsLast public affairs officer for Tico. Picked up Apollo 17 and Skylab astronauts! Line officer with many bridge watches under my belt! Today, I prefer cruise ships!
Vargas, JohnnyEMFNSep 1972 – Aug 1973EWas aboard Tico when picked up SKYLAB 2, Served with Buddy Diehl, Bob Zayas E-Div
Benton, MarkE-1Oct 1972 – Oct 19733rdI became a shellback during apollo 17 pickup mission and enjoyed every min of it.
Galusha, FranklynE3Oct 1, 1972 – Sep 1, 1973Ship's company
Galusha, FranklynE2Nov 16, 1972 – Sep 10, 1973Ship's crewJust like to say hi to everyone and hope life has been good to you... Does anyone have any Apollo picks they would like to share
Bryceland, FrankE-3 /BMDec 20, 1972 – May 20, 1973Deck Division 3I manned the 3 inch Gun the port side
Baxter, DavidEMFN1973 – 1973EngineeringI was an EM during the time we picked up Skylab II. I served with Gary Dye and Pete Sutchon, (not sure of the spelling).
Hulse, StephenFA1973 – 1973B
Jones, JeffMM3Jan 1973 – Jun 1973MThis was my first ship, and though I have served on other ships (USS Fulton, USS Nimitz), the Tic will always hold a special place in my heart.
Patzke, Al profile iconMM3Jun 1973 – Sep 1973B

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Reunions

Point of ContactPlanned datePlanned locationRemarks
Steven CoddingMay 16, 2018New Orleans, LAReunion will be at Crown Plaza Hotel, near airport, from May 16-21, 2018. The cost will be $119.00 per room to include a free breakfast.

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