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USS Ajax (AR 6) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Ajax (AR 6). 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 695 crew members registered for the USS Ajax (AR 6).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1950 | 1951 – 1955 | 1956 – 1961 | 1962 – 1964 | 1965 – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 – 1970 | 1971 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 | 1985 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Pedersen, LouisIM1Jan 1951 – Nov 1954SUBGRU TWO, SAN DIEGO GROUP, PACREFLTServed on the USS Laertes (AR-20) and the USS Ajax (AR-6) Would like to hear from any of my old buddies.
Harkleroad, JerryYN-3Feb 1, 1951 –Personnel
Fountain, EuelTE2Mar 1951 – Mar 1954CommunicationsWorked on deck force, in post office and in communications. Pitched for ships baseball team 1951-52. Great experience and She was a great ship.
Reynolds, Major L. (Lee)QMSNMar 7, 1951 – Oct 1954Quartermaster/signal bridgeAssigned to Ajax out of boot camp and served till discharge in Oct 1954. Spent a lot of time in Japan and cruised off the coast of Korea. Home ported in Yokosuka and Sasebo..
Breene, JimSK2Mar 15, 1951 – Oct 30, 1954SupplyWorked in Deck Div. for awhile in 1951. Caught for ships softball team in Japan in 1951-52. Supply Div. '51-54. Enjoyed my entire time aboard the Ajax. Learned that people with education gave orders and people w/o did grunt work. Worked IBM 35
McGilvray, Raymond (Mac)SK1Aug 1951 – Dec 1954SUPPLYTrying to find Larry Hilliard SK2, AJAX 1952-54. Worked for TWA and originally from Pratt, KS. Graduate of Boston Univ.
Leupp, FranklinEM-2Sep 15, 1951 – Feb 6, 1954EngineeringMissing old friends: Walter Bell, John Shown, Ed Atkinson, Patterson, Carnes, Armor, Earl Hebert...and many more. Currently retired from lifetime in computer science.
Kenison, OrvilleMM2Oct 20, 1951 – Jan 24, 1954fwd eng roomI still have friends I served with. we communicate often dd mooney and delmer neuman also jim holloway. We were aboard when the ashtabula blew. spent 13 mo on first cfuise to japan,and 11 mo the 2nd cruise. These were the good ole days
Kenison, OrvilleMM2Oct 20, 1951 – Jan 24, 1954fwd eng roomI still have friends I served with. we communicate often dd mooney and delmer neuman also jim holloway. We were aboard when the ashtabula blew. spent 13 mo on first cfuise to japan,and 11 mo the 2nd cruise. These were the good ole days
Medlock, BillPIPE FITTER 1ST CLASSNov 26, 1951 – May 1, 1955repair pipe shopa great ship. Great crew.
Henderson, Steven M.ME11952 – 1953Deceased. Reported AJAX from USS KERMIT ROOSEVELT. One of first to weld aluminum underwater. Installed baffle system in fresh water storage tanks. Saw Sasebo, Korea, Pearl. Son, Steven, served aboard AJAX 1971-72.
Wyatt, ArthurMM3Jan 19, 1952 – Jan 19, 1956MachinistDoes anybody remember the whale net and the Mighty Mo in the Sasebo Harbor?
Combs, RichardRICHARD COMBSMar 1952 – 195410thI worked in the photo lab with MM Anderson, & Jim Gayle.
Combs, Richard E.PH-3Mar 1952 – Nov 195410thI worked in the photolab with MM Owens, & Jim Gayle. Saw duty in Sasebo, Yokosuka, French Indo-China, San Diego, etc...
Sahnger, JimMay 12, 1952 – Nov 22, 1952
Coleman, KpBM2May 16, 1952 – May 20, 1956Second, Deck ForceYes, I remeber the mighty Mo & the Net? Does anyone remember the day the Tanker " Estabula " blew up along side of us while in Sasebo? Maybe Bobby Hubbard May know?
Gupton, JimMM3Jul 10, 1952 – Jan 18, 19566th
Johnson, MaxSNSep 1952 – Jun 1955Ship ServiceI was in the laundry, comissary, tailor shop, running clothes in small store.
Sumrall, DuaneEM-3Sep 1952 – May 19546I had some good friends aboard the Ajax that Ioften wonder about: Jim Higgenbottom, Garth Landtroop, John Weller, John Cassidy, John Seymore, Albert Montoya.
Brown, DanMLFN - ML-3Sep 1952 – 1956R-2I served in AJAX from '53 to '55 . I went aboard MLFA and left as MLFN . I took discharge as MLFN in June of '55 . I re-entered the Navy in November of '55 , and was sent right back to the AJAX . Picked her up in Sasebo
Anderson, C. R.ME2Sep 1, 1952 – May 29, 19567THDoes anyone remember the Ashtabula AO52 exploding along side of us? Does anyone remember R.J. Marlier, from Hollywood Florida? Any Crew Members that served on the Ajax from 1952 - 1956 can contact me @ capttucker55@hotmail.com (subject C.R
Gates, Carl "acey"BT1Sep 12, 1952 – Dec 1, 1955RepairI would like to get in touch with Henry Walker, Rex Jackson, Donald Trest, and any others who served in the repair department. Later retired from the USPHS with the rank of Captain.
Woods, StanleyME2Sep 17, 1952 – Aug 9, 1955Repair 8She was a great ship to be part of. After I finished the welding shool in San Deigo I spent the rest of my time in the weld shop.
Rendon, RayMM3Sep 21, 1952 – Apr 21, 1954Eigth Div.
Pechal, Jerome1953 – Jun 1954I would like to get in touch with old shipmates in the supply division. Please email me with your phone number and I will get in touch.
Jorgensen, JorgDM 21953 – Sep 1954Repair Div.Draftsman. Worked with Photo Lab and Print shop. Tour incld: San Diego, Sasebo, Yokosuka, Kobe, Subic, Indo-China, Hong Kong.
Agee, KennethMM31953 – 19556
Pechal, JeromeSK2Aug 1953 – May 1954
Hatton, Homer (Steve)IM-2Oct 10, 1953 – Dec 14, 1955RepairIworked in the watch shop and the gauge shop, I was aboard when we went to Frenc Indo China, Aug. 1954 I swapped and went aboasrd the Jason, ARH-1, 10/55.
Schulte, DonaldMR 1Nov 1953 – Mar 1955repair
Kirby, BenHM21954 – 1954Hospital CorpsmanI ran the laboratory, and got to know many of the crew members. Many friends in the dental dept, altho I can't remember names. Plan to attend the reunion in Charleston, SC in June 08. Really enjoyed Japan.
Judge, ThomasBT 2 Jan 1954 – Jan 22, 1957Boiler Maker Worked in the after fire room 6 B Division. Buddies on Ajax were Frank Butkovic, Billy Flynn and Jack Kay. Looking for shipmates who served on Ajax. 2009 Reunion to be held in San Antonio - website is ussajaxassociation.org.
Weisser, JohnP.O. 1ST CLASS.Jan 23, 1954 – Jan 23, 1954NOT SUREITS BEEN A LONG TIME AGO. I WAS DICHARGED OFF THE AJAX AFTER 4 YEARS OF KOREA AND GUAM.ANY BODY FROM THE EARLEY 50S STILL AROUND?
Samstag, Dick (Sam)RADIOMAN 2NDFeb 1954 – Sep 1954Comservron 3Spent a few times aboard the AR-6, transferring between the Hector, Ajax, Prairie, & the Dixie with CSR-3, either in Sasebo or Sdiego.
Willoughby, ThomasPO3Mar 1954 – Jul 7, 19576th Division or E Division
Craig, JamesSeamanSep 13, 1954 – Jul 28, 19582nd div
Roach, ZaneET2Sep 29, 1954 – Sep 25, 1957ELECTRONICSANYBODY KNOW MORLEY JONES OR MIKE SAVARIO ??????
Silbert, HerbSK2Oct 25, 1954 – Feb 15, 1955SupplyLooking for email address for Ray McGilvary
Hail, JimmyPetty Officer Third Class1955 – 19562I was Hot Shellman on a 5" gun mount on the 02 deck. Another duty was to be helmsman when at sea and I did a lot of chipping and painting.
Riley, BillIC 2Jan 15, 1955 – Sep 24, 19576ATrying to locate anyone from this time period from 1955-1957 in 6A Division
Schrader, Jack A.FT1Feb 1955 – Sep 195710th/R5
Winsor, ChuckFA - IC3Mar 1955 – May 1956A IC Shop
Brown, James "Brownie"FiremanMar 1955 – 1957ToolroomRotated between San Deigo & Yokosuka every 6 months. served on the USS Luzon ARG2 and Naval Reserve Center, Durham, NC until discharged. Made many new friends. Haven't seen any since discharge. Loved the sea.
Cheney, CharlieMR3Mar 5, 1955 – Mar 2, 1957MWorked in A Shack -- First under Freddy Faron . Next under Redman (1st ?) Marven Besgrove in log room Mr. Maxom Warrent , Mr. Betcher Div Off. Haven't seen anyone since 1957 . Hope to see someone soon .
Ferguson, Bill (Dax)BT3May 5, 1955 – May 28, 1958I would like to get ahold of Howard Parks from Kansas circa 1957-1959. Have been in contact with Leo George, Billy Flynn, Jack Frost, Pres Serrano & George Sellman.
Cook, RichardMM2 E5Jul 8, 1955 – Jul 2, 1956USS AjaxMy father served aboard the Ajax 55 -56, would love to get in touch with anyone that may remember him. Plenty of photos to share! He passed away 05-02-09...
Grace, ChasFNSep 30, 1955 – Mar 14, 1956I am adding my brother's name to this crew list posthumously. He passed away of cancer in October of 1978. He loved his time aboard the USS Ajax and spoke highly of his crew mates. He always talked about the great times in Sasebo & Yokosu
Atzenhoffer, Edgar WayneTHIRD CLASS PETTY OFFICERNov 4, 1955 – Aug 21, 1957welding shop, shipfitter, pipefitter

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