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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
Mickelson, JohnETN2Jan 1972 – Jun 1974OERptd in Newport, Dpd in Mayport. First ship. Iberian cruise with 47° rolls. Africa cruise, Iran and Pakistan. Left via NESEP, SWO, retired after 25 years as CDR. Sevadus, Green, Vaugn, Boyette, Cross, CWO Frazer
Fields, MikeE4/MM3Jan 5, 1972 – Mar 2, 1974M divisionNew Port, Med cruise, gitmo, and drydock in Charleston.
Goodrich, DavidBT3May 1, 1972 – Oct 10, 1975BNow lives in Pembroke Pines, FL
Deutscher, AlfredRD1Jul 1972 – Mar 1973Operations
Brumfield, Wayne  NEWIC3Jul 1, 1972 – Jan 24, 1975engineering
Vickers, LeonardTMSNAug 1972 – Jun 1976Many fond memories for the Koelsch and the journey that I was able to take. Enjoyed the crew, AFRICA..(a little too much) and the interactions with the different internal and external cultures,Learned loads,Should have gone to OCS though.
Davis, MichaelDS1Aug 1972 – Aug 1976Ops OIWent to the Indian Ocean long before it became popular and crossed the Equator at the GMT Line. We became Golden Shellbacks then.
Kenney, MichaelHM3Nov 27, 1972 – Mar 29, 1974OperationsWas a Corpsman. Worked with HM1 Bob Fox. Went on deployment to Middle East Nov. 73. Got out went to college and went back in. Now a CDR with 27 years-mostly Reserve. Went to first Gulf War
Libby, Jr., Richard (Rich)YN2Dec 18, 1972 – Jun 28, 1976XWas assigned to Ship's Office. Worked with YN1 Platt, YN1 Prudhomme, YNC Deremer, PN1 June, PN3 Brault, CTRSN Moore, PN2 Oconnel, PNSN Watchus. Retired in August 1994 as YNCS(AW). Made Indian Ocean cruise (1973-74)1/2 Med Cruise 1976.
McKenzie, MacQM3/QM21973 – 1975
Booker, RickSTG21973 – 1975WeaponsIndian Ocean Cruise 73-74 Had a great experience on the Koelsch. Great crew and Captain. I remember a whale making a bee line for the ship and hitting around the fan tail. Golden shellback. Lost my certificate. Darn!
Tallant, WesleyMMFA-2Jan 1973 – Aug 1975engineeringWas a member of A-gang. Made Indian Ocean cruise in 73-74. Was discharged at the end of GITMO cruise in 75. Spent next thirty years fighting fires with San Marcos Texas Fire Department and Paris Texas Fire Department. Am now an author.
Gilmor, Bill (Bubba)MS-3Feb 1973 – Nov 1976Engineering / SupplyCame aboard in Newport, as FA in the boiler room, changed to MS. Made the Indian Ocean Cruise. Great memories of Doc Fox, Bob Veasy, Mark Newman, Ensign Self, Kevin Wright,, Rich Cyphers and all the guys in engineering & the ST's.
Yerman, DukeBM1/MACFeb 1, 1973 – Sep 19781STServed with BM1/C Joe Reign and BMC Close. Also with BM1 'shaky Jake' Jacobson. Made BM2 and BM1 while on board. Golden Shellback.
Poster, DavidEM2Mar 1973 – Oct 1976
Ferrer, Felix F.QM3Mar 1973 – May 1975OpsIndian Ocean cruise 73-74. Had diabetes upon leaving with developed into kidney failure. Had transplant in 2005. Doing well now. Post Navy 27 years of law enforcement. SM1 Roger Spinks passed on 12-21-07 of cancer
Boyette, MikeETR2Apr 1, 1973 – Jan 14, 1976OEFirst time overseas. What an experience.
Boyette, MikeETR2Jun 1973 – Jun 1975OE
Rushin, DanarmsnOct 1973 – Jan 1976operations loved the times we had.the long conversations with my buddy leonard vickers.I sure miss talking to you bro....dana.
Crosby, GuySK2Nov 15, 1973 – May 12, 1974SUPPLYINDIAN OCEAN CRUISE73-74:SHIPMATE,SK1 PARKER,DK2 BRADFORD,SKSN VEASEY,CS2 VILLUAN,ENS SELF,HAD GOOD CRUISE,AND GOOD TIME,ONE OF THE BEST SHIP,AND SHIPMATE IN THE NAVY, I WAS THE ROYAL BABY ,GOLDEN SHELLBACK.
Paul, Harvey (Harpo)BT3Dec 15, 1973 – Sep 15, 1977B
Klasing, StephenHT21974 – 1978R
Leap, RonQMSN1974 – 1976qm
Schilling, Michael(dubbie)BT1Feb 1974 – Dec 1979BBEST DAMN CREW I EVER SERVED WITH.RETIRED IN '95 BTCS(SW)
Esmond, TomEMCFeb 1974 – Jan 1976RRet in76
Dobbs, JerryRM2Feb 2, 1974 – Apr 14, 1975Communications/OperationsArrived onboard during a Middle East Cruise in the port of Massawa Ethiopia. Great Ship. My first experience of sea sickness too.
Lewis, BillDK3May 1974 – Aug 1977
Miller, HarrySNJul 1974 – May 19761st
Terenzi, MikeHT-31975 – 1977
Sainz, Patrick (Taco)hT21975 – Jun 27, 1979r-DIVISIONI went in as a machinest mate & switched over to hull tech.
Watson, StephenSKSN1975 – 1977supplyI was assigned to the Supply Office. My fingers still hurt from typing out all those request chits! Saw many places, met some terrific folks. Does anyone know where to get a ball cap for our ship? Carry on all.....
Scanlin, JosephDS2Jan 2, 1975 – Jan 1979OED
Fresh, Gary profile iconHT3Mar 1975 – Nov 1977RBEST TIME OF MY LIFE , HECK OF A HT CREW
McClung, Bob (Mac)OS2Apr 1975 – Apr 7, 1976OI
McClosky, GabeRM2May 1975 – Jun 28, 19787th fleet
Goss Jr, JosephE-6May 15, 1975 – Jun 10, 1980
Patton, RobertSH3Aug 1, 1975 – Oct 29, 1976SupplyI served as the Shipboard Laundry Supervisor. Ran the barbershop for a short period. Assigned to forward 51 for GQ
Mordente, MarcFTG 2Dec 1975 – Dec 1978FOXShe was a great ship to serve on. Alot of good memories. I retired in 94 as a FTGC SS. Wish I could turn back time.
Berres, KeithSTGJan 1976 – Oct 1976Operations
Berres, Keith  NEWSTGFeb 1976 – Oct 1976Sonar
Mallory, Jeffrey LeeBM2Feb 1, 1976 – Sep 28, 19791stHi Victor
King, Albert (Al)ET2Jun 1976 – Oct 1978R4Maintained the AN/SPS-40 Radar, SRC-31, AN/SPA-25 repeaters
Huffman, David (Huff)BT-3Jul 1976 – Jan 1980BSure like to hear from any people who remember me.
Stanwick, VictorBM2Oct 1976 – May 19801stHello everybody.
Grinage, MichaelOSOct 13, 1976 – Apr 1, 1980OPs/CICI was the first person of color, as an Operations Specialist, assigned to the USS Koelsch after graduating first in my class at Great Lakes Operations Specialist "A" School in October of 1976. I was retired from the Navy, now an IT Spec.

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