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USS Kawishiwi (AO 146) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Kawishiwi (AO 146). 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 152 crew members registered for the USS Kawishiwi (AO 146).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1973 | 1974 – 1979 | 1982 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo, Facepack51OSSN1974 – 1975OI
Deal, GaryRMSN1974 – 1975operationslike to hear from Santacruz , my friends from Texas, A wave I meant in San Diego, I often wonder How your doing. And any of my Ship mates on the board Special K
Theune, PhilippMM3Jan 2, 1974 – Sep 6, 1975M
Hille, RichardQM/SNJan 17, 1974 – Jul 1, 1977OPSRandy "mad -dog" Williams. this is your old friend Richard Hille , contact me at -Richard
Williams, Randy (Maddog)E-2Aug 1974 – Aug 19762nd divisionJust wanted to say I had a blast on the Kawishiwi, the westpac was fun, made a lot of good friend's and went a lot of places that I could have never afforded on My own. Vietnam still sucks,,,,,,,,,,,,
Williams, Randy ( Maddog )SANov 1974 – Apr 1976What a ride What a ride
Finney, ThomasLCDRNov 1974 – Jul 1977Deck/Ops
Parker, GeorgeBMSANov 1974 – Jul 19761st DivisionHawaii, Wespac cruises, Subic bay, Manilla, Hong Kong, Hitting the Hancock, and the Fuel Piers at subic, taking Vietnamese Refugee's onboard (Frequent Wind) then on to Grande Island in Subic. Oh the life of a Sailor.
Nadzieja, KennethMM2Feb 12, 1975 – Oct 1979A div / K divDecon crew, Great memories of the ship and the guys I worked with,
Conger, DennisE3Apr 19, 1975 – May 8, 1975BTLooking for crew members that served from April 19, 1975 - May 8,1975 on the Kawishiwi AO 146 Tom Witt, Joey Mead, Mike Watson Mike Cornwell & Ed Palahang
De Paz, ArtemioBT2May 1975 – Jun 1977B
Silva, Armand. E5Sep 1, 1975 – Jun 30, 19771st
Spinks, William (Bill)MM3Oct 11, 1975 – Oct 9, 1977M DivisionBest Time of My Life at the Time. On my way to growing up.
Gregory, Robert (Rico)FTG11976 – 1977Fox
Blessing, Dick E.HMC1976 –XWas a great ship. Sorry I had to leave so soon.
Drury, John BM31976 –i beleve 1ST under BMC Starkwas in the decom crew was abord when ship still had steam winches and slack wire rigs
Thorp, JohnBM11976 – 1978Ist DivisionLove the long refueling days and night. Great Coffee
Bridges, LoydEM21976 – Oct 5, 1979E DevisionEnjoyed my time on the Kawishiwi. Loved Hawaii, was on the de-commissioning crew.
Ponsford, RossMMFNJul 12, 1976 – Dec 14, 1979What a great ship,I miss the old gal.What a great time we all had.
Fritsche, ThomasGMG3Sep 1976 – Feb 1978
Metz, William (Bill)SHSR, 1976: SH1(SW) 2017Oct 1, 1976 – Sep 30, 1978SupplyA good time to be on the Special K. My first ship.
Pratt, Harry profile icone1Dec 30, 1976 – Apr 30, 1977decksongwriter
Fussell, GaryYNSN1977 – 1979XIf you want to contact me, you can reach me at or send me a letter to 9201 E. 64th Terr., Raytown, MO 64133
Harris, DaleHM31977 – 1979Medical (X-Division)My very first ship in the Navy! Hawaii was great! Drop me a line if anyone can remember me.
Goodnight, EricIC3/21977 –E DIV
Ludovicy, Richard/lukeBM 31977 – 1979BM/IC
O'Dell, ScotQM3May 1977 – Nov 1979OperationsHad some great times in Hawaii and on West Pac. Lost contact with some good friends.
Gregory, NathanYNSNMay 6, 1977 – Apr 1, 1979XHave broke away for to long. Our break away song was from Hawaii Five O
Vincent, ArtFNOct 1977 – Jun 1979E - DivisionI remember seeing the ship for the first time . She was in dry dock . Hawaii was so nice to young to enjoy it. Made some real good friends on the Special K.
Taylor, W.P. (Sonny)OS1Oct 6, 1977 – Feb 14, 1979OPSHawaii !!!
Bennett, KennethE-3Oct 9, 1977 – Oct 10, 1979R-Leading Petty Officer HT 1 Burke, Shop Supervisor HT 3 Landua, HT 3 Bruner, HTFN Carr, and other's
McDonald, RogerBT3Dec 27, 1977 – Oct 1979BHad a great time with all the guys in B and M division especially. On WESTPAC. Was also on decomissiom crew
Tucker, BruceSA/E2Aug 1978 – Oct 1979S2
Painter, Mark Battmane-3-supplySep 1, 1978 – Sep 1, 1979supplyhey there ship mates this is the batman if any friends want to get in touch my e-mail is < my phone#1-423-579-0002.its been along journey from our time in the service.
Dunn, SeanSNOct 1978 – Oct 1979Deck department, 2nd Div. I was the one who spotted the liferafts on the horizon flashing their lights at us while on starboard lookout around midnight. we rescued about 16 people in two life rafts whose small ship had sank. Westpac 78/79
McKinstry, JohnVariedOct 1978 – Oct 1979Supply
Stearns, DougGMGNov 1978 – 1980gunners mate
Klamer, RichardMM2Dec 1978 – Oct 1979MDecommissioning crew. Finished at Alameda.
Lara, RickQMSNJan 1979 – Jan 1980NavigationWas on board from 1979 till 1980. My first ship out of 4 in my naval career.
Dudley, HectorOS 2Mar 1979 – Mar 1980Opslots of great memories. Made one westpac and we spent some time in Guam, Japan, and Subic Bay. Love to hear from some old friends.

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