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USS Koelsch (FF 1049) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Koelsch (FF 1049). 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 218 crew members registered for the USS Koelsch (FF 1049).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1971 | 1972 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1983 | 1984 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Tyson, LarryST-1Jun 1966 – May 1971ASWON THE PRE-COMM CREW BAYCITY MICH. ARRIVED IN BAYCITY JULY 1966 AS ST-3, DEPARTED MAY/JUNE 1971. RETIRED 6/30/86 AS ATC (AVIATION ELECTRONICS) CPO. LIVE IN MIDDLEBURG FL
Eckman, JerryGMG2Sep 6, 1966 – Sep 6, 1968Gun Mount # 2Anyone remember Bill Stafford, John Stewart, Dick Perez?
Carnell, ClaudeDS2Dec 15, 1966 – Aug 1970OEI WAS A PLANK OWNER, PRE-COM CREW IN BAY CITY MICH
Dole, FredSO1967 – Jul 1969Plank Owner. Commisioning was in spring of 1967, I think!
Considine, KenSN1967 – 19681stplank owner 67' pre-com in new port, R.I. shake down at gitmo bay.
Ciaramitaro, Tony3rd class1967 – 1969shipfitterI was a shipfitter on board.. I think it was 1967 or 1968.
Deal, CarlYNSN1967 – 1968OC DivisionI was a Plank Owner. John Addison Buck was the first Commanding Officer. A.A.Moore Jr. was the XO. I worked in the ship's office.
Locker, WilliamST11967 – 1971Weapons W3Was a member of the precommision crew in Bay City and a plank owner. Served on board to April 1971.
Somerville, JamesET31967 – 1968OEPlank Owner, enjoyed the time working with the crew getting the ship ready for sea.
McMullen, Gerard (Gerry)ST3Feb 1967 – Jun 1968WeaponsPlank Owner - Served in the Sonar Division with "Pete".. Lt Bayless was our division officer. Lifted weights in the hangar bay. Great crew.
Paplow, DaveENG 4Feb 5, 1967 – Dec 31, 1968A GangI'M LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON A REUNION.MY EMAIL ADD. IS dpsnipe@earthlink.net I SAW CHIEF ZUCCO AT THE FIELD DAY ON THE USS JOESPH P KENNEDY LAST OCT.I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE FROM A GANG.
Saccavino, EdQM 3Mar 1967 – Dec 24, 1968OC Would love to hear from some of the plank owners of Koelsch. I've been told a reunion is in the works for 2007 in Newport. It will be the 40th anniversary of her commissioning.
Foss, CliffordMR3Mar 1967 – Dec 23, 1968R Under Lt GraberPlank Owner. Looking Forward to a Reunion. Have Commissioning Book etc.
Taylor, JosephEM 3Mar 1967 – Dec 24, 1969RPlank owner, I would love to hear from any body that served 1967/1969 . I served in r division under Lt. Graber.
Tate, RichardBT3Mar 1967 – Dec 1968MLooking for any Plank Owners
Polizzotto, FrankBM3Mar 1, 1967 – Dec 24, 1968W1I am a plank owner and served with a bunch of nice guys. Looking forward to hearing from anyone! No Helsinki!
Delzer, MelQM3Apr 1967 – Oct 1969OCPlank Owner Good ship Good friends Vick, Parsons, Saccavino,Kelly,Pellitari,Johnson,Means(Strawberries in CIC) Good times Shakedown cruises dry docks at South Boston.Hope life has treated you well. Contact me meldelzer@comcast.net
Schlehr, BobETN2Apr 1967 – Apr 1969OEPlank Owner/Great North Atlantic & MED Cruise in 1968 / Loved the Boston EM Clubs
Parsons, BillQMSNJun 10, 1967 – Jul 10, 1968OperationsPlank Owner. Went to Gitmo on the shakedown. Hung out drinking coffee in the signal shack. Hello Kelly, Delzer, Vick, Powers, Young, Torres, Butch and Wilkie (you carried my sea bag when I got out)
Pierce, CharlesBT3Jun 10, 1967 – Oct 1, 1969B
Andrews, StanBT2Jun 10, 1967 – Jul 28, 1969M DivisionI was a Plank Owner on the Koelsch. Served on her for two years. My Captain after Buck was WT Crawford. My engineering officer was Mr. Richards.
Pistek, JanSNOct 19, 1967 – Dec 31, 1968Weapons 3My brother Tom was a plank owner of the Koelsch. I joined the crew after the commissioning. We had I think at the time I was on the ship 5 sets of brothers. I would attend a reunion if they were to have one.
Jahnke, Julius (Tom)FTG 31968 – Jul 29, 1969Fire ControlSpent my final year in the Navy on this ship. I was seasick every day we were at sea. Heck of a way to find out you have inner ear issues. So much for my plans for a career in the Navy.
Mallory, Glennbm2Apr 1968 – Oct 1969deckWhere are you Louie Earle?
Szuplat, Stach profile iconSFM3May 13, 1968 – Jun 30, 1970R DivisionLooking forward to a reunion
Lockwood, MerrittE-3Dec 1968 – Sep 1969deck and then transferred to radio gangI was injured and sent to the naval hosp. in newport and never saw the ship again.I missed seeing some of the guys like b.j. stach and POTTS
McPherson, MacMR2Jan 1969 – Feb 1970R gang
Bessinger, William (Bill)YN2Jan 16, 1969 – Apr 10, 1970Admin. Ships Office -Commander was R.W. Trimble, X0: J.R. Duckworth, LCDR. Served VQ-2 Rota, Spain Prior. wbessinger@yahoo.com - LIves Galion, Ohio
Cersosimo, Robert (Satch)RMCM USN RETMar 1, 1969 – Mar 10, 1971OCRM1 OC Division LPO Best buddies MM1 Mummert and MM1 Spivey Had some great times on the NATO Cruise Reitired in 1988. Living in Corpus Christi TX.
Cox, BillETR3Apr 1969 – May 1970Operations
Morrison, JerryYN2Jun 1, 1969 – Jun 1, 1970
Hulbert, LeeYN2Nov 1969 – Mar 21, 1971Was is ships office during my time aboard
Hulbert, LeeYN2Nov 15, 1969 – Mar 24, 1971Worked in Ships Office during most of my time aboard and made several trips to Burmuda and the GITMO Cruise.
Bessinger, William (Bill)YN2Dec 1969 – Apr 1970YN2 USS KOELSCH (DE-1049)
Lowes, RickRM2Jan 1970 – Aug 1972Radio
Durand, BruceHT2Feb 1970 – Jun 1972Damage ControlI was a Hull Technician. While onboard Koelsch I went to Maine, Canada, Portuguel, Spain, Cuba, Virgin Islands (St Croix), Puerto Rico. Would love to hear from anyone that was onboard with me.
Bright, FloydDSCFeb 1970 – Aug 1973OE, OD
Thomas, PhillipGMG 2Feb 14, 1970 – Jul 18, 1972WeaponsWill state up front not sure of the dates but I was on board when Bill Locker and Greg Luce were there. I ran the small arms locker and was Koelschman of the month, November '70. (Still got the plaque)
Fowler, LeonardDC31971 – 1972R
Fate, MichaelMM2Apr 1971 – Nov 1973M
Demers, Robert (Bob)SeamanSep 1971 – Jun 19721st DivisionBefore leaving the Koelsch, I was the Weapons Yeoman for Lt. Moss.
Ferguson, BobbyLTJGOct 1971 – Aug 1973SupplyDisbursing Officer and Supply Division Officer. Med cruise, couple of IBERLANT cruises. Loved chasing those Russian subs. What a change from CDR Kingsley to CDR Huckabee! Had great shipmates, especially GM-2 Posmoga!

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