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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 697 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
Pena, RickHT-21977 – Aug 30, 1979R-6Time in NDE Lab was a time of Grouth for me. Helped to group up. Want restablish ties with old ship mates.
Khan, FarzilE41977 – 1980Engine RoomHeadaches due to working in asbestos insulated engine room.
Keil, DavidMR21977 – Feb 10, 1980R-2
Harvard, Bob / HarveyENFN1977 –Engine Shop
Haile, GregE11977 – 1979Adoes anyone still remember the nail guns i was one of them doing that all day long and i just happen to still be using one today that i found at a flee market had to have it boy does it bring back memory s lol.. and all the asbestos ???
Howard, RandyBM31977 – 1979DeckPlayed on the Deck Devils softball Team vs. the Blue Meanies. We broke the Guiness Book record for the longest played softball game. We started playing Oct 27, 78 at 0800 and finished playing at 1006, Oct 30, 74 hrs. 6 m
Berskow, RickHT 2Jan 1977 – Oct 16, 1981R-6 NDT LabRick Pena remember you well. Two west packs with Ajax I still have stories to tell my children.
Hayes, DonHM3Jan 1, 1977 – Jan 1, 1979MedicalLooking for anyone who might remember Mark Hall, a corpsman who was stationed onboard the Ajax during this time. Even if you didn't know him but have a cruise book with his picture in it I'd like to hear from you.
Springer, MarshallHt 3Jan 20, 1977 – Mar 21, 1979weld shop 56AHad a great time. Big Ed Sessler was chief.
Palmere, ChrisMANYFeb 1977 – Sep 24, 1979R3Was on Ajax right from schools. Had many a good time in Sandiego or where ever we were. Mostly too good of times.
Enloe, JohnEM3Feb 1977 – Oct 1980R3
Collins, BobIM2Feb 1, 1977 – Aug 5, 1979R5After experiencing a Westpac, Change of command and lastly the National Steel & Ship Builing yards I am sad she is gone. She was a great ship which supported the fleet with pride
Francis, JohnEMFNFeb 2, 1977 – Oct 11, 1979R-3My first ship from Boot Camp. My First memory is that i was volunteered to 3 months working party. Then i was given the choice of Department to work in. So that's how i became Electrician's Mate.
Burroughs, TimE3 FIREMANFeb 14, 1977 – Jul 26, 1979DC ShopDoes anybody have for sell a Westpac Cruise Book for the 77-78 years? Where's Dan Hart, Jake "the Snake" Anybody from the DC Shop? Herb Johnson, Turtle, and Frank (Fonz) how are you guys?
Pownall, PaulSNApr 1977 – Feb 1980deck
Penny, GaryMM3Apr 9, 1977 – Jun 6, 1979Valve ShopI could lap valves with the best of them!
Meyer, Mark Timothy MeyerJun 1977 – Sep 19781st
Kay, RandyHT-1Jul 1977 – Aug 1980
Campagna, Anthony (Loos)USS AJAX AR6Jul 24, 1977 –ENGINE ROOMI HUNG OUT WITH JIMMYJENT MIKE CUNNINGHAM JIMMY ASBRIDGE THEGUITAR PLAYER ROME ROSS DONNIE BLUE WE ALL SANG THE YOKUSKA CORRECTIONAL FASILITY BLUES. ITS BEEN A LONG TIME. DONT FORGET CHIEF GUMBALL.
Looker, DaveBTCAug 1977 – Sep 1981R-2 BOILER REPAIR SHOPONE OF THE BEST SHIPS I SERVED ABOARD, GOOD TIMES AND GOOD SHIPMATES.
Hill, DenisMM2Aug 1, 1977 – Dec 31, 1978A Gang Aft Engine RoomLearned a lot there, AC/R. Last of the steam ships for me.
Guerrero, RaulMM2Sep 10, 1977 – Jul 12, 1981ENGINEERINGJanuary 2015. Worked in Aft Engine room and Evaps. Time is passing to fast. Would like to hear from any Ajax shipmates that remember me. Contact me at rguer41@yahoo.com.
Kelly, The MoleE4Sep 28, 1977 – Nov 11, 1979FIREMANDOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE REAR BOILER ROOM ,,ON FIRE ,,IF SO WHERE WERE YOU I WAS ALONG YOU ALL RAN OFF
Demski, EdwardHT2Nov 1977 – Sep 1981R-1Started in the sheet metal shop and ended up in the carpenter shop. Looking to hear from Ski, PM2, Crawford PM3, Oconor PM 2? I still remember Australia returning from Diego Garcia. What ever happened to B D Myers?
Colucci, CharlieLI-2Nov 7, 1977 – Aug 1, 1980R-5
Clay, JosephMR1Dec 1977 – Aug 2, 1979R-7I worked in the Repair office as a ships planner.
Pressler, BillIC-2Dec 16, 1977 – Jan 6, 1982I Div / R-3Fantastic 5 years 2 Wes-Pac's Made many friends. Left Ajax and went to the CAAC Center 32nd St. Retired and moved to Pensacola Fl in2004. Now living in the country,in Tennessee.
Melillo, RalphMM3Dec 28, 1977 – Aug 4, 1981Hi t Johnson T Burrel and my old friend Paul Farzil Ahmad Kahn those were great days and a lot of fun
Farmer, GaryHT 31978 – 1981REPAIRI WAS ON THE AJAX AS AN HT IN 11-A SHIPFITTER SHOP. I MADE THE FIRST INDIAN OCEAN CRUISE ON HER IN 1980. WORKED WITH REAL BUNCH OF LIKABLE CHARACTERS IN 11-A. LOST MY CRUISE BOOK IN A FIRE AND MISS LOOKING AT IT AND REMEMBERING MY SHIPMATES . SAY HI.
Dodson, NeilMR-31978 – 1980R-2My first Ship out of MR-A School, San-Diego. Spent nearly two years in lower machine shop. Would like to hear from BT-3 Scott Apling. Swapped early in 1980 to the Sperry, AS-12, didn't make Westpac after overhaul.
Adams, RobertE-3 PATTERNMAKER FIREMAN1978 – 1979R-1 RepairI came abord just in time for a west pac, aprox 6 mos. in japan, then back to sandiego, shortly after arriving we went to dry dock, and prep for the 1st women crew members. Favorive person? Bob Farr
Daack, RonSM21978 – Jun 1980Communications had some exciting times on board and will remember them too. To all who served with me good luck in future. And may the rest of your life be the best of your life.
Culbertson, DavidE-31978 – 19811st DivisionHey shipmates, if anyone out there was in the Deck Dept. please feel free to contact me, or for that matter even if you were not contact me anyway. it would be nice to hear from you.
Segebrecht, DaveHT 21978 – 1982R1
Timmons, LeeSHSM-SH21978 – 1980supply 3Barber shop, ran Laundry, Ship Store, and Records Keeper. Remember first cruise after refit for women to come onboard, SOS San Fran.
Richardson, MarkMR21978 – 1980EngineeringWent aboard and started in R-2 Division. Ended tour as "A" Shack Machinist for Engineering Division
Sim, Ferdinand (Andy)MM2Jan 1978 – Aug 1980R2Purchased the cruise book for the 1980 Indian Ocean cruise but did not received it when I was transferred to recruiting duty, really wish I can get a copy to relive the fond memories.
Radcliff, JosephfnJan 1978 – Nov 1980R1 CARPENTER SHOP AND LAG SHOPWENT ON WEST PACK IN 1980 .HAD SOME GOOD TIMES WITH MYERS AND SKI AND THE BOYS FROM THE FOUNDRY ..KNOCKS SOME GUY OUT ON WIKIKI BEACH .SOME GUYS FROM NDT LAB WAS WITH ME .. GOOD TIMES
Miller, CharlesLI2Jan 1, 1978 – Sep 20, 1981R-5best time ever ( i met the people that broke the ajax before we got there, you have to meet them at the next reunion go to uss ajax reunion to fine out when an where the next reunion is an have a lot of fun) anybody seen SK2 Ricky Parker
Van Cleve, RobertDP1Jan 1, 1978 – Feb 1, 1982Supply (ADP)Great group of people. John, Don, Jimmy, T.J. and all the names I can not remember.. Night shift up in smoke in the computer room... what the hell was with that?
Apling, ScottBT2Jan 14, 1978 – Aug 16, 1981R-2
Benninghoff, BennyML3Feb 1978 – Jun 1981R1 Divisionworked in the foundry with a good bunch of guys: Chief Audette, Chief Ross, Fred Provance, Dave Wells Jim Siedel, Ray Carpenter, Bollinger, Burkiett, Chavez, Doctorman, Juskiewicz, Pierson, Racich
Dicristoforo, Paul (Chris)HT2Feb 1978 – Jan 1980RIStarted in the pipe shop and then transferred to the shipfitters shop after C1 weld school
Beer, ScottBtfnFeb 14, 1978 – Feb 1980Forward Fire RoomBrock, Melillo, Colucci, Fish, Montoya, Mac, Griffin, Shaw, Wentz, Perry,
Drobitsch, TomMS2Mar 1, 1978 – Aug 1, 1981S-2
Shaw, Bernard (Bernie)MR2-MR1Mar 11, 1978 – Jul 15, 1979R2 31ASpent whole tour in 31A lower and upper machine shops. Was transferred during stop in the Phillipines. It was so quick I didn't get address from friends in the machine shop or other shops in repair.
Williams, KevinMM3Mar 15, 1978 – Sep 15, 1978Valve & Pump RepairJust one of those dang temp Nukes waiting for assignment to power school. Learned a lot from Chief Williams, great guy and a great crew.
Rys, William (Bill)MM1Apr 1978 – Jan 1980R-2 38AWorked in the Outside Machine shop; had some good times at 32nd St. NAVSTA. Worked some, played some, etc; great port visit to San Francisco after spending a few months at Nassco for an overhaul.
Dow, StevenHT-2Apr 8, 1978 – May 6, 1981SHE WAS A FLOATING SHIPYARD. THIS WAS THE WORKING NAVIES SHIP. TOP SPEED 14 KNOTS.LAST NAVY SHIP TO BURN BLACK OIL. I REMEMBER OIL SPILL IN SHIPFITTERS SHOP FLOODED OUT SUPPLY SPACES. I WORKED IN THE SHEETMETAL SHOP 17-A.
Rys, William (Bill)MM1Apr 15, 1978 – Jan 20, 1980R-2I came aboard the "Foaming Tender" upon her return from a Westpac; spent some time at NASCO for the overhaul and refitting of all the berthing compartments. Transferred to FTC SD after San Francisco port visit in 1979.
Richardson, Mark S.MR 2May 1978 – Sep 1980R-2I remember Bernie and is great relationship with the disbursing office on the ship
Heath, MikeMR2May 1978 – Mar 24, 198031A, Lower Machine ShopWorked the yards. We ended up rebuilding our valves. Nothing like sleeping in berthing while they sand blast a hull or a big red devil dust blower whining with a soda can tossed in there. How about chipping gun action
Ash, JimRM2May 1, 1978 – Aug 25, 1981O&N
Miller, MikeBM3May 10, 1978 – May 10, 19822ndHave had great times on the ole girl. Miss being out at sea. If anyone remembers me be free to contact me on my email.
Doctorman, HughML2May 15, 1978 – Jun 15, 1980R1Worked in ship's foundry-- played, albeit badly, for the ship's soccer team. Was fortunate to have known many outstanding people, and would like to hear from some of you.
Davis, Dana Sweet Dana The Ladies SayBM2Jun 1, 1978 – Aug 1, 1982First and Secondi served on the ajax after i left the uss tuscaloosa for four years untill i seperated in 1982
Baker, BrianEM2Jun 2, 1978 – Oct 31, 1981R3Any repair department electricians around?
Drobitsch, Thomas (Tom)MS2Sep 1978 – Aug 31, 1980S2
Adams, John HenryHT2Sep 15, 1978 – Nov 15, 1980R1 / 17-AGOOD TIMES, GOOD GUYS, HI TO STEVE,GARY,GEORGE,BOB,MIKE,KEHKE, I NO THERES MORE SORRY OLD AGE.
Albertson, TimothyHT-2Nov 1978 – Sep 1981R-1Hay shipmates, glad i found this site. I'd love love to here from anybody i served with on the Ajax . I'll never forget that westpac to the IO & 90 days @ Diego Garcia and the hot girl i met in Sydney!

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