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USNS Rigel (T-AF 58) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USNS Rigel (T-AF 58). 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 80 crew members registered for the USNS Rigel (T-AF 58).

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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Martinez, Joseph3rd class e41970 – 19721stmany many cruises to mediteranian sea
Musch, BobS/nMay 19, 1970 – May 19, 19723rdWent to Italy,Spain,Port,Africa,Azores Islands,Guantanamo Bay Cuba,Jamaica,New York.Went into dry dock at one point.Best friends were Gary Hagan and John Surber .Had some good times.I'm on Facebook.
Kish, JohnMM@Jan 1971 – Jun 1973A GangLearned alot about life and repairing equipment. I was Sea Sick everytime we went to sea.
Miller, Ed / SkipCSJan 5, 1971 – Oct 10, 1973I was aboard the USS rigel from 1971 to 1973
Quinn, JamesAF-58Jun 26, 1971 – Sep 26, 19742nd
Dills, JoelDP21972 – 1973
Cooper, BobBM3Jan 1, 1972 – Nov 10, 19732nd.Great Med. Cruises.... Great Friends... Ibiza, Rhoda, Palma, Naples, etc...
Felton, DwightETR2Jan 1, 1972 – Feb 1, 1972Served on AF 58 for a brief period when it was in dry dock in Philadelphia.
Christie, JimDP2Mar 1972 – Dec 1973Supply S1Served in the Cargo Office with SKCM Briggs, DP2 Joel Dills and SK3 Michael O'Hara.
Hoover, GeorgeDPJun 1, 1973 – Aug 1, 1976MildetI remained onboard Rigel after it was transferred to the MSC and went with the ship to Baltimore for its overhaul. I made several cruises to the Med and had a great time. I highly recommend MSC ships. Looking for any old shipmates of mine.
Mickle, GaryFTG3Jan 1974 – Jun 1976GI served onboard until the time she was turned over to MSCS. I was then transferred to another command.
Strickland, LarryMMFNMar 13, 1974 – Jun 8, 1976MMy first sea going command, one I will never forget
Shaw, JeffreySK3Sep 1974 – Jun 1975Supply
Black, RonRM3Jun 1975 – Aug 1976CommunicationsI loved the ship. Enjoyed having my own stateroom. The chow was wonderful. The crew was great, including the civilians. All and all, it was a wonderful tour. Best friend was DP3 Nolan. Love to hear from you guys.
Berryman, PeterSM11976 – 1977MilDet SignalbridgeI thought the crew (civs and sailors) were fantastic.
May, William (Bill)RM2Jan 3, 1976 – Jan 10, 1977MilDetGreat shipmates. Not so fun in GITMO but outstanding liberty in the Med.
Drob, ThomasRM 3Mar 1976 – Aug 22, 1978
Foster, Justin (Albert)MEDICAL STAFF OFFICER1977 – 1980medicalI am trying to locate Peter Cooper who was a second officer on the USNS Rigel. I was the ship's nurse from 1977 to 1980 (est).
Chinigo, MikeRM2/RADIOMANFeb 1978 – Mar 1979CommoI loved the duty on the Rigel, 3 mons in the Med 3 wks in the states and back again. what a rotation.
Smollon, MikeCOOK1980 – 1981MSCLooking for Shipmates who remember the dry dock in Subic Bay in the early 80's aboard the USNS Rigel. I was a member of a fine group of men who lived at the Marymount Resort rented a compound with 4 other shipmates and we had a blast.
Terry, Mikesm2Jan 6, 1980 – Feb 2, 1981communications
Vellucci, AnthonyLTNov 1981 – Dec 1982OICEnjoyed my time aboard; two back to back Med deployments of five months each; got married on the one month interlude. Enjoyed the Med MSC family.
Lannan, TomCook/BakerAug 1983 – Aug 1984Steward Dept.Great ship! Had lots of good times and ports while sailing on her.
Stromberg, Darryl (Stromy)ET2 Apr 17, 1984 – Oct 28, 1985Mil DetLife long friends and unforgettable memories during my time. For my shipmates, fondly remember our times in Palma, Malaga and Naples. I keep a picture of our crew on my desk to reflect on the good times we had and prof accomplishments.
Blowers, DeeRM2May 4, 1984 – Aug 4, 1986CommunicationsWas the first military female onboard. All and all had a great time on this ship. Made alot of friends and seen beautiful places
Pieper, KennethRM2Jul 11, 1984 – Jun 30, 1985Mildet Radio CentralReported as RM3, promoted to RM2. Served with Dee Blowers, John Swain, Brian Lobaugh, John Mays...many others. It was a great time!
Lacey, QuinnRMSNApr 1985 – Mar 1986Mil Det - Radio CentralMet a lot of great people. Catch me on Facebook.
Nobles, EddieET3Aug 1986 – Sep 1988Mildet
Carlson, JayET2Apr 7, 1987 – Mar 24, 1988MilDetNothing worked when I ran the ET shop, but man we had some great liberty!
Glover, MichaelET21988 – 1990Club Med or on RestrictionDates estimated - Rank as it was on Rigal - Had so much fun in Spain!! - Looking for my best friends Heather Rexford and SM2 Teddy Johnson It is now 2009 I live in Florida and have a 10 year old son Andy!
Penland (Rothrock/neumann), CandyYN11990 – 1990MILDET SHIP's SECRETARYMy first ship and what a great time! I left right before the decom to deploy with SIRIUS. Really sad to see her go. Our ship's master was the best! Now retired YNC(SW) since Jan 2002 and civil service Norfolk VA Dec 2006.
MacKie, AudreyRM1Jan 1990 – Jan 1991Great assignment. Best Food.
Torres (Gronski_, MarleneRM1/IT1Dec 1990 – Nov 1992Radio CentralLoved working with the crew.. truly enjoyed this ship. It is where I met my husband who was a merchant seamen (AB).
Snelling, JohnOSCS1991 – 1992Mil DetVery fortunate to have a great group of sailors. Proud to see some of them advance to Chief and Senior Chief. Well wished to them all.
Davis, GregET3Mar 3, 1992 – Jun 28, 1992OE Mil Det.This was my first ship, and what a great time I had with some good friends. I was sorry to see the old girl get decommed, but I am glad I had the opportunity to serve on her, if only for a short time.

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