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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 696 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
Koen Jr, HowardSN1965 – 1966communications
Allen, LarryPC11965 – 1968Leading Postal Clerk
Lippman, StephenSFM 31965 – 1967SHIPFITTER METAL
Evans, Karate JoePO31965 – 1967SECONDFRESH OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL. ENJOYED SASEBO FOR THE 2 YEARS THERE.
Davis, Jim Brig RatSeaman. Bm31965 – 19712nd divisionEverybody GREAT bunch of guys
Tournear, GaryE-31965 – Sep 16, 19672ndI remenber you Don
Eblin, Jims3Jan 1, 1965 – 1966conservgroup3worked on barge for adrimal and played a lot of tonk
Hight, JohnETC (USN RETIRED)Jan 15, 1965 – Jul 29, 1968R4My first assignment out of Cryptological training in Mare Island. It was one of my best tours in my 21 years of naval service.
Sertich, MarkEngineman 2nd classFeb 1, 1965 – Jun 1, 1966Engine room
Hight, JohnETC USN (RETIRED)Feb 10, 1965 – Jun 30, 1968R4I recognized all of the R4 names. Brought back fond memories of Sasebo and the P.I. Paul Claypoole and I keep in touch. He has tried to locate/contact ET1 Marshall Still. I retired fron navy in 84; retired from US Foreign Service in 06
Kerr, JimDC 3Apr 1965 – Apr 1967Damage ControlLoved every minute, being aboard the Ajax. Some of the best sailors where there.
Quick, RobertMLCMApr 1965 – Jul 1968Repair OfficeThis was my second tour in Ajax. The first was 49 to 51. Fondly remember the 18th hole with my golfing buddies LCDR McBride & HMCS Hazelton. Retired 1970 as OIC PM&ML Schools. Worked as Foundry Supt. after retiring from the Navy.
Deakyne, BarryE-3May 1965 – May 1966DeckWas on the Ajax about a year 1965 to 1966 when I was transferred to NAS Atsugi Japan & USAFB Tachikawa Japan as part of the trans-shippment command (NOACT). I did enjoy my time aboard the Ajax great ship and crew.
Arner, JamesE6Jun 1965 – May 1969medic-dentalbest time of my life
Neal, HughEM-2Jun 1, 1965 – Oct 31, 1968Ships Company - ElectricianMany fond memories of the Ajax and Sasebo -drank way to much!
Mallett, JimPM1Jun 15, 1965 – Aug 15, 1967R-1Best of times. Introduced to my bride on 1 Jan 66 and she is still letting me hang around. Akiko hope to see you @ Branson this summer for the reunion
Marshall, KenMR2Jul 1965 – Feb 1967R2A very good time of my life.
Smith, EdBT-3Jul 1965 – Jul 1967MP
Forcht, GaryShipfitter Metal 2nd ClassJul 1, 1965 – 1967R-1 Sheetmetal ShopWhen I finished Boot-camp and Shipfitter school, my first set of orders said USS Ajax- Sasebo, Japan. I was one nervous puppy but after 2 days onboard the Ajax and beach time I knew that it was going to be great It was!!
Kelly, SeanHN-HM2Aug 1965 – May 1968H & D Truly one of the best times of my life. Worked hard but played harder.
Vaught, Calvin (Sonny)I MR2Sep 1965 – Oct 1967R2came aboard after A school upper machine shop and tool room. Left to go to school for Vietnam then to Vietnam got wounded and sent home. Got married finished college and I have 6 kids 8 grandkids and 3 great grand kids
Bottone, John (Shawn) WharfratSeamanSep 18, 1965 – Oct 30, 19672nd. Div. Deck Force
Sanders, DanCS 4Oct 1965 – Sep 1967CommisaryI was in the laundry rm the ship store and than went to K P duty and ended up being a cook did more baking than anything else all those pies I had to make. Had a lot of fun
Browne, RobertHT_1Oct 1965 – Sep 1969R-1Good ship, Good crew! Happy sailors but a few.
Bethel, BillETNOct 20, 1965 – May 19, 1967R-4contact me guys from et shop
Diluzio, DonaldBM/3Oct 25, 1965 – Oct 2, 19672ndGreat ship,great shipmates,great officers. Was looking to go to vietnam and ended up in heaven.
Adams, Melvinmm2Nov 1965 – Apr 1968out side repair and mp
Smith, MichaelBM3Nov 11, 1965 – Dec 5, 19672nd division
Smith, Frederick William ( Bill )BM3Nov 11, 1965 – Dec 5, 19672nd divI REMEMBER DON BM3 FROM N.J. AND HIS MOTORCYCLE AND OUR DIVE TRIPS. GOOD COFFEE ON THE FAN TAIL , GOOD SHIPMATES , DO YOU REMEMBER RON KELLY FROM CALIF , TAKE CARE GUYS , SMITTY
Adams, Richard/rickBM3Dec 1965 – Dec 19671st Div.Enjoyed being on the Ajax. Especially home port of Sasabo, Japan. Served on the boat deck and the Forecastle (Fo'c'stle). Also was the Coxswain on the Captains Gig, 1967
Sanchez, BenYN3Dec 1965 – Jan 1967XGreat experience with a great crew.
Poise, CharlieIC3Dec 13, 1965 – Sep 1, 1967I worked in the ships company IC shop
Willard, ThomasSM 3Dec 20, 1965 – Jul 15, 1967OPS Did time in Ships Service ( laundry) and was trsfrd to Operations on the signal Bridge as an E-3 , made E-4 until my transfer off the Jax
Troesch, Jerome-jerryE-3Dec 20, 1965 – Dec 1967S-3 divisionworked in ships laundry sasebo was great and lots of good friends
Cokos, JohnYN1966 – 1968R1 Repair OfficeWhere's everybody at? I know that since the the old "Benjo Maru" was rusted to the pier at Sasebo, there should more shipmates than us three !
Watkins, Earl profile iconFTG31966 – 1967G
Hayes, Paul Dean / GabbySNJan 1966 – Oct 1967Deck Dept.
Stanford, Sammy Joe "Stan"SK2Jan 31, 1966 – Jul 16, 1968S-1 and S-2Best duty I ever had in 20 years in the Navy. The Ajax had a fantastic crew. Sasebo was the best homeport on earth literally. I ended my career as Senior Chief of The Command at Sasebo in 1983.
Steptoe, JackEM2Feb 1966 – Feb 1967EWas aboard on a one year unaccompanied tour. Great crew , great ship . Sasebo was fun. Subic Bay was something else. Retired 12/74. Life is GREAT.
Ohrns, GlennETN 2Mar 1966 – Jun 1968R 4Great first ship.
Still, MarshallET1Apr 1966 – Mar 1968R4I saw Mike Crampton's post and recognized most os the names. Charlie Frazier and Vern Bullenger are acouple more from that time.
Wilder, TomDK3Apr 1966 – Sep 1967supplyI was so glad to finally be able to make my grade, after the 6 months on the USS WRANGELL ammunition ship running along Viet Nam coast. I did appreciate my shipmates and officers I served with on both ships.
Zeruth, GarryCS2Jun 1966 – Aug 1970CommisarryIf I had a chance I would serve again. It was the best ship that I was ever on
Borden, SteveE6/MRJun 15, 1966 – Oct 15, 1969I love the internet. I have been looking for Tony Verdusco for years and finally found him. Sasebo was great duty. Had to ride out a hurricane one time. Loved the duty on this ship. Great bunch of guys in the lower machine shop.
Suckerman (Now Shay), RobertPH3 & JO3Jun 20, 1966 – Jun 15, 1968R-5I am looking for shipmate Al Stein CS1 (cook in the Chiefs Mess 1968) Know him?, contact me. Great ship, home port and park (Ku Ju Ku Shima - 99 Islands). Bad flood (Sasebo) & bad Typhoon out of Kaoshung. I have 1000's of photos 1966 -
Shubert, James (Jim)SFM2Jul 1966 – Jul 1968R-1Best Repair Ship in the 7th Fleet & best home port in the Navy; USS Ajax & Sasebo, Japan. Hello to my Ajax Shipmates. I retired from USNR as HTC in 1988 @ Spokane, WA.
Crampton, Mike (Cramps)ETN3Aug 1966 – Aug 1968R4Great memories of the group! Hight, Thompson, Ladd, Magri, Glessner, Fountain, Malcolm, Hulen, Still, Shealy!, Bethel, Heusser, Crytzer, Quillen, Claypoole, C. Brown, Hosterman, Crabtree, Weaver. Hope to see at 2008 reunion!
Lueschen, JohnMM/MR-3Sep 4, 1966 – Sep 6, 1968Engine Room / Lower Machine ShopGreat bunch of guys on both ships. Had a good time.
Deutsch, WilliamFN-BT3Oct 1966 – Oct 1968E DivisionWas onboard 66-68 very good memories. Worked in boiler room. If anyone remembers me or just wants to exchange memories feel free to email
Larry, SwordDC1/HTCMOct 13, 1966 – Aug 26, 1969DC Shop / C&RServed in DC Shop untill relieved by DC1 Robert L Duke when I assumed the 3M Coordinator duties on the Eng half deck. Best ship and crew in the US Navy. My best duty station ever. I would have stayed forever.
Netreba, Nickdc3Oct 16, 1966 – May 20, 1967repearhad a good time but after ajax went to vietnam not very good time
Bemak, Jr., AndyE-4, SECOND CLASS PETTY OFFICEROct 21, 1966 – Oct 21, 1968Machinest RepairHOME PORT SASEBO, JAPAN. TWO YEARS OF SERVICE, UPPER LEVEL,MACHINESHOP,MACHINEST.
Hardtke, RichardMR3Nov 1, 1966 – Jun 11, 1970R2Shoulda coulda woulda stayed in. I'm glad I was part the Navy for a while, it taught me to be a better person. Sometimes I miss the Navy, maybe more of seeing different places. I recognized all of the R2 names. Brought back fond memories.
Litton, LarryMR2Dec 20, 1966 – Dec 20, 1968Repair

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