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USS Mississinewa (AO 144) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Mississinewa (AO 144). 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 156 crew members registered for the USS Mississinewa (AO 144).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1962 | 1963 – 1969 | 1970 – 1974 | 1975 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Guigliano, LouCS21954 – May 1, 1956SupplyServed sometime in 54 until May 56. Plank Owner...We stole whatever we could from the Philadelphia Navy yard prior to putting her in Commission.. It was a lot of fun for a young kid. Learned a great deal from my older mates. Fond Memories.
Kiskaden, William (Phil)CS21955 – 1957SI was very honored to service on the Missy..Being as I was cook & baker I met & made some great friends and shipmates..I will always be very partical to the Missy... I Have been to 2 reunions & enjoyed both of them....GOOD BLESS....Phil
De Millio, RoySNJan 18, 1955 – Dec 16, 1955Plank owner, it was a great honor to have served on the Mississinewa,and to this date I still keep in touch with quite a few shipmates.
Clemente, RonSK3Dec 1955 – Jun 1959SupplyBoarded the Miss. Dec 1955 at Newport R.I. Survived two Med cruises. My now 68 year old mind can still recall the Naples night life. Snake Pit, Moulin Rouge, Peroni(s?)Shack just off fleet landing, and the many numbered houses. AND Sonya!
Wood, DonMM2Dec 1955 – Dec 1958MRon, I laughed so when I read your post, Sonya I believe that was house 80.Best time of my life those 3 years with the engineroom crew. Chief Turner,Clark, Mckinny,Mcneely,Mccauly,Fritchman,Harrell,Vanbovan where the original group.
Leftin, MichaelSM3Dec 1955 – Nov 1957OperationsI remember vividly the experiences we had in the Med. I also remember going on Liberty with "Fry". Had a good time in Cannes. Great ship, great comrades.
Frydrychowski, Ronald "Fry"ET3Dec 15, 1955 – Dec 5, 1956OWas a great ship for an ET, had many great friends in "O" division. Naples was our first home port and we visited many great ports from there. Evacuated civilians during the Israel/Egyptian war 56 from Cario.
Clemente, RonSKDec 27, 1955 – Jun 15, 1959
Ellison, John/jackSEAMAN1956 – 1958
Marr, ThomasES-31957 – 19592 - Section 2The Good and the Bad & the Ugly. The memories have lasted my lifetime, and the stories I still share with friends. After the Navy, I spent 14 years as a tugboat captain - those you doubted me should have given me the chance. - Amen!
Stephens, William(Bill)SFP31957 – Oct 1959R DivWent aboard after pipe fitter school in norfolk. She was in the yard. After shake down went to Med Home port Naples. Enjoyed the guys and ports. Got out Oct 59. Like to contact guys.
Amberson, PeteSH-3Jan 5, 1957 – Sep 21, 1959supplyI served aboard 144 from early 57 to late 59 in ship service. I did two Med cruises and have very fond memories of Naples and all the Med. ports. I went back to Naples in 2006 on a tour and found it quite different. All things change.
Maersch, SteveSNFeb 1957 – Dec 19581st and 3rdTwo trips to Med. Boarded ship in Naples, left ship in Naples. Crew right out of "Mr. Roberts." During Lebanon crisis 1958 put in 117 hours in a week on fueling stations and watches.
Frechette, Leo (Butch) (frenchy)E3Mar 1957 – 1958radio communicationsserved with some of the best guys in the navy. jean pariseau signal man, smiley,jake,raymond etc etc etc minds going on names but my visual mind is still there.
Vanlandingham, JohnSK2Sep 1957 – Jun 1960Supply
Laxton, Thomas, C.BM11958 – 1960IstI remember working 15 hours a day.
Duclos, Art1958 – 1961
Doyon, NormandBMSN1958 – 1962SecondRemember lots of good guys and lots of hard work fueling various ship and maintanance of the rigs. I was assigned to fueling station #7 starbord side. Remember BMC Jones. Transfered to the Neosho with Staff (TAD). Reenlisted on the Miss, retired 77.
Mc Kenna, CharlesMM3Jan 8, 1958 – Feb 8, 1960M
Gillespie, Ron DocBM SNApr 14, 1958 – Feb 10, 19602nd 3rd SectionAboard 5 April '58. To the Med 7 April.. Deck ape. Ran #2U boat W/Theil, Then Coxsun.'till Paint Locker job.. I realy had a GREAT Cruise. 'Till off Ship 5 Feb '60.. Was just at 1st Reunion 10 June.. Next one in Mass. 2006. E-Mail me.
Wovoris, Bob (Wovy)RM3Jun 1958 – Dec 1960comserforsixthflt (radio ops)was not ships company but served on the 144 only in the 6th flt (naples italy home port when the 144 went back to the states in 59 or 60 for 7 months the flag transferred to yellowstone ad27 & the tidewater ad31
Hirsch, EdwardBT3Aug 9, 1958 – May 1, 1960EI stood watches on #2 boiler
Banton, Larry profile iconGM31959 – 1960GUNNERS MATENONE
Camillo, JohnRM3Aug 1959 – Jun 1961Radio Ops staffserved on the 144 as a staff member for Comservforsixflt. The 144 was the flag ship home port in Naples Italy.
Parker, Melvyn RMMFASep 5, 1959 – Nov 1961Engineering DivisionI have been diagnosed with a Asbestos related Disease and would like to know if anyone else that served in the Engineering Division aboard the Mississinewa has been diagnosed with any.
Dietrich, RonFT 3Sep 20, 1959 – Jul 18, 19611 GunsI came aboard as SA in Lebanon. Went to the Gun crew as a GM stricker and made Ftl 3 out of the book.. Transfered to the USS Caloosahatchee in Naples July 1961.
Romano, TonyQM2Oct 1959 – Dec 1961N
Smith, GeorgeENS/LTJG1960 – 1963ENGMy father passed away in Jan 2005. As a child I remember living in Naples where the 144 was stationed. I know for a fact he loved his time aboard her.
Bates, CharlesBMSNJan 1960 – Sep 19631sthad i great time in the Med. Was a lot of good ship mates.You groud up fast in the Navy.
Patros, Spiro "speedy"BT2Feb 10, 1960 – Aug 12, 1963Boilerman2 Cruises in Med. I was aboard the Mississinewa the entire enlistment. Great Times. I went to both reunions 2004 & 2006. If you didn't make them, you missed alot.
Rhensley6@gmail.com, EcirailETR2Mar 1, 1960 – Mar 1, 1962ETWhat was the radio call sign of the Mississinewa?
Tobin, PhilipBT31961 – 1963FireroomEnjoyed serving on the MISS. Made some close and lasting friends.
Fiebig, JacobBM31961 – Dec 1963
Clemen, DonaldYN31961 – 1963UnknownI am listing this on my dads behalf, he passed away in 2001. He always spoke of his time in the Navy as being the most exciting time of his life. His memories of the night sky were always my favorite. Thanks.
Werner, Richard ( Dick )EM3Jan 1961 – Dec 1962ENG.I came on board in Naples Italy.I saw most of the Med.while refueling the sixth fleet. Watches were in the boiler rm. or gen.
Haber, Paul (Eddie)AO 144Jan 15, 1961 – Aug 15, 19632nd I was C.Os. driver for one of the best captains in the whole U.S. Navy. We had a good time, both in port and out a sea.
Moran, James W MoranMACHINIST\'S MATE 2Jul 1, 1961 – Jan 11, 1965Auxiliary (A Gang)Came aboard AO144 via highline from AO26 (Salamonie) in the Med. and left at Dry Dock #2 in Boston Naval Shipyard. It was a fine three and a half years. Met some outstanding and unforgettable people.
Renaud, DavidSK3Nov 2, 1961 – Nov 15, 1963Storekeeper (Supply)Reported on board when I was 17. Grew up in a hurry, had a good time & met great people. Only regret is Ken Wock (SH3) who I ended up going to college with, was in my wedding, etc. till he passed in 05. "The best is yet to come."
Schultz, DavidBM 31962 – 19661stHello everybody im still here and kicking
Shriver, NoelEN31962 – 1964Staff ComservronsixI am hosting a Mississinewa reunion 7-24-26-2008.Doubletree Hotel Independence Oh 44131. Email dicastr@roadrunner.com.Phone 1-330-659-4341.
Marshall, PhilipQMSNAug 18, 1962 – Nov 8, 1963signalmanI was assigned to ComServForSixthFlt as QMSN but they didn't need me and I worked as a signalman. My rate was changed by the Commodore to SM. I enjoyed the Duty: Great Ship, Great Crew. Enjoyed the Med. the whole time on board.
Hoek, DaveDT 3Oct 1962 – Nov 1964Dental Served aboard the Missy while home ported in Naples, Italy. Traveled to all the main ports in the Med from Lebanon to Girbraltar. The time of my life!!!!
Masters, GeneIC 2Nov 1962 – Aug 29, 1965E IC Shop
Pravel, JamesSHIPFITTER 2 CLASSDec 14, 1962 – 1963R

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