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USS Davis (DD 937) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Davis (DD 937). 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 213 crew members registered for the USS Davis (DD 937).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1964 | 1965 – 1968 | 1969 – 1973 | 1974 – 1977 | 1978 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Groves, CurtisRM31974 – 1976DESRON20
Levitt, TerryETN21974 – 1976ELECTRONICS
Wade, JohnnyOS3Jan 9, 1974 – Jul 22, 1977OperationsGreat ship, Great Personnel, Great times. I have a lot of great Davis memories.
Katzenberger, MichaelEM2Jan 15, 1974 – Aug 31, 1978E
Watson, BruceRM1 - RMCMar 1974 – Jun 1977OCJust found this site. Retired as RMCS in 1986 - went to work for US NAVY as a contractor at SPAWAR in Portsmouth, VA. Married, bunch of kids and grandkids. Still working for SPAWAR.
Bond, JimossnApr 1974 – Jan 16, 1976oi operationsgood times enjoyed the company of some fine shipmates. wishing the best for all those i served with -----JB
Morello Jr, TonyE3May 1974 – Jan 1976ElectricianSo many years have past.So many things have changedI.I hope everyone is well and maybe get to see a few good friends
Brown, DavidFNSep 1, 1974 – Oct 16, 1975B Aft FireroomGood times with good people. Have been with TVA as a Senior Instrument Mechanic since I left the Davis.
Sanford, MartyQM3Dec 1974 – Aug 1978NavigationThe Captain told me when I left, "You will only remember the good times".
Beard, RichardRM31975 – Sep 1977OC NAVBest memory was meeting my newborn baby girl on the fantail when we returned from Unitas XVII and of course I had the duty that first night. Liked working aloft and still laugh about RMC H throwing hot coffee on Bartley.
Woods, WilliamLTJGFeb 1975 – Jun 1978ASW, CIC, NAVI served as ASW Officer, CIC officer and NAvigator from 1975-1978. Tours in carribean, South America UNITAS XVII, and East and West Africa Middle East cruise 1977-78. CDR Flanagan was a great CO.
Paull, TomSNMar 1, 1975 – May 19, 19761stReally small Deck Div. compared to my previous command. I had lots of fun and made several good friends.
Andrews, Ross (Andy)SAApr 7, 1975 – Dec 17, 19761stOut of boot camp only ship,went to gitmo, huge bar fights sp's chase us back to the ship. also cliff diving,sp's stopped that too. great times
Griffin, JamesMMFAJul 12, 1975 – Oct 8, 1975mediterannian
Hannigan, ThomasBM2Sep 28, 1975 – Sep 28, 1979
Nash, LesterTM 3Nov 1, 1975 – Mar 1, 19783rd/WepsGREAT SHIP/ NOTHING BUT GREAT TIMES/ MY FIRST TRIP TO GITMO!!!!!!
Kemp, NeilmmfaDec 1975 – Apr 1976Engineering-Aft engineroomhad some good times on the ship but was greatful to get off.
Elkins, R. Joseph (Joe)PN21976 – 1979Great Time, Great Friends - Remembering the Djibouti Shuffle.
Brown, ThomasBM21976 – 19781st Division
Hartney, John profile iconBM21976 – Nov 15, 19771st.UNITAS XVII. Sank a Chilean boat we rescued in the Straits of Magellan . Provided medical and provisions for the family. Boat in tow, DESRON14 ordered bridge to increase speed. Not enough canter in line boat sank. So sad
John, Herbert LGMT/SNJan 1976 – May 1976SONARJUST OUT OF BOOTCAMP, FIRST SHIP BEFORE "A" SCHOOL. REMBER GOING TO GITMO, THE BIG FIGHT AT THE BAR,HAULED BACK TO THE SHIP BY SP. THE DOG (TM) COONEY, AND THE GUY LOOKED LIKE FIDEL CASTROL. GMT1 TYLER? ALSO WOULD LIKE ANY INFO ON JOHN GARCIA (
McGuire, StevenBT3Feb 10, 1976 – May 12, 1977B
Bankard, WesSTG2Sep 1976 – Jun 19813rdFirst ship
Sawicki, JamesETN2Sep 1, 1976 – Jul 23, 1979OpsGreat Lakes, South America & the Med. Crossed the Line 8 times. Only kept the old man from falling over board once.
Upton, DennisBM3Dec 20, 1976 – Aug 10, 19791 stA lot of memories.
Borg, Joe "stomper"FTGSN1977 – 19802ndBeen to Djibouti too many times! Gotta love Captain Flanagan for letting an FT steer through the Suez! Also for the fishing poles and "Davis Days". Nothing beats the Great lakes Cruise! "Black outta one!"
Wilmath, TimHT-21977 – 19792ndI served on the Davis during a Mideast Cruise and a Great Lakes "recruiting" cruise. Went through the Suez Canal several times and visited Kenya, Djibouti, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Greece. Served under Captain Flanagan, a great C.O.
Brockman, MichaelET31977 – Sep 10, 1981OEHi, all. Doing well. Miss those days sometimes. Kuppenbender is in Cali., Schroeder is in Ct., Burt is in Va.(VMI), John Hahn is in Wisc. Have talked or emailed all and ate dinner with the Schroeders 'cause I'm in Ct.
Loughlin, JohnYN2Jan 6, 1977 – Aug 23, 1979NAVWhat a great ship, great crew, great time.
Dorsey, Terry profile iconE5Feb 1977 – Jun 1981OE
Melvin, KeithSTG2Feb 1, 1977 – Apr 1, 1979ANot sure if that was A/S Div or A Div, but a great ship and a great bunch of shipmates. Made the Persian Gulf Cruise and a Great Lakes Cruise on her. Good memories of good times!!
Gaines, JohnGMT2Feb 1, 1977 – 1981WeaponsMy first ship. I'm glad I got to experience the old Navy. Hit a lot of ports and did a lot of independent steaming. Made 3 deployments on her. She was a hard life but worth the experience. Love the Navy.
Cossey, RexBT3Mar 1977 – Feb 14, 1981B DivisionWhen I first came aboard the Davis I got the pleasure of being in the mud drum of the boiler while punching tubes. When we were done the only thing white was my eyeballs, hence BT2 Evans gave me the nick name SLUDGE! HA
Rice, AHM3Apr 1, 1977 – Jun 15, 1978OC-NAVDid the Mideast force deployment, Saw Bahrain when it was still a hole in the wall.
Dalzell, John MS3Apr 1, 1977 – Jun 14, 1980SupplyBaked bread and desserts at night.Great schedule while underway. Remember impressive night skies on fantail "breaks". Nothing matches the light from the stars and moon on a darkened ship. Port visits were cool. Fun crew.
Kuppenbender, Keith (Koop)EW2May 1977 – Jan 1980OIMade two Med/Mideast cruises and of course the Great Lakes Cruise. Crossed the equator and became a shellback in 1977. Looking for the old gang. Brockman, Hahn, Schroeder, Nelson, Zoeller?
Johnson, JohnBTCJun 1, 1977 – Jun 1978BDavis was in bad shape, the capt. got a crew and we worked hard and trained harder and made a med cruise without a break down. I retired on Davis.
Sleeman, GaryTM3Jul 1977 – Jan 1979WeaponsBecame a Shellback on that Ship. Good Times
Wofford, JohnnieRM2/RM1Aug 1977 – Aug 1979OC/NAV Operations Communications/NavigationResponsible for internal and external shipboard communications systems. 3 MED cruises to include Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Haiti, Djibouti, Kenya, transited the Suez Canal, and visited several other countries.
Heywood, RickeyBT2Sep 17, 1977 – Sep 18, 1981B - Bravo1Great times and fun all around .Still miss the smoke and open ocean.Also miss the fun of crossing the line.
Mulhall, DanLTNov 1977 – Mar 1979Ops OfficerOne "great" GLAKES cruise sandwiched in between a MIDEASTFOR and a MIDEASTFOR augement, but still great memories of a great crew and wardroom. Poker nightly with "Father Al" Flanigan during deployments.
Brenwald, MikeBT/FNDec 31, 1977 – May 1981BWorked in Bravo one

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