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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
Albert, Lawrence LarryHT21979 – 1981ship company repairHad some good times on the ajax and hard ones as well got over them if i may say thanks Chief Bacon.
Haight, Gerry "Charlie"OM1 (SW)1979 – 1980R5Made one WestPac...good ship
Hudson, Robert1979 – 1983
Hochlander, PaulFN1979 – Aug 1980MPGOOD TIMES ONBOARD, GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD TRAVEL. WEll except for diego garcia anyways.. hole snipe and proud of it. west pac was sure fun, work hard and played hard at times. woring in the evaps at least i always had a shower...lol
Morgan, RonaldQMI/C1979 – 1984NavigationAjax was alot of fun filled with unique challenges as female Officers and crew were introduced to the fleet. That said, our female sailors worked shoulder to shoulder with their male shipmates. Great QM crew.
McCluskey, Dan (Mac)BM 21979 – 19821st division deck departmentGreat ship, great crew, many friends. Would love to be able to relive those days.
Gerow, LarryHT2Jan 1979 – Apr 1983C&R Repair Shop / Ship's CompanyI had some of the most memorable times of my life on the Ajax. Diego Garcia as well as Sydney, Austrailia will be forever a part of my life. I still keep in touch with some of the people I met on the Ajax. I am looking for Dan Nichols. Good times
Fisher, FrankDK2Feb 1979 – Jan 1981S6Relaxing out on deck inthe middle of the Pacific. No cares, no worries. Just the ocean air blowing by.I remember my shipmates well, but that is my most vivid memory.
Renholzberger, MichaelHT3 / HT2Feb 24, 1979 – Oct 23, 1982R1 Lagging Shopmet my wife on this command and a lot of good good friends on there. melhorn ,stoops , ba ,cwo4 watkins ect...
Petersen, PeteSNMar 1, 1979 – Feb 23, 19841st 2ndI was on the Ajax for 4 years, Got to be a bowhook for a admirals barge with my buddy Mike Miller. I had alot of fun in deck division and made two westpacs.
Beauchesne, MichaelMM2Apr 1979 – Jun 1981MP DivisionI would love to contact any old buddies from the Ajax that went to Diego Garcia in 1980
Capece, JoeHNApr 15, 1979 – Mar 8, 1980medical
Juskiewicz, SkiPM2May 10, 1979 – Feb 2, 1981R1
Johnson, TomBT3Aug 1, 1979 – Jul 31, 1981MPHad a great time during my tour of duty on board the Ajax! The "Chili and Cheese" was the real deal in Diego Garcia!
Slater, DavidDP1Sep 1979 – Oct 1982S-5 ADPDuring my tour Ajax went from an all-male crew through the first group of 100 enlisted women and a half-dozen female officers. I can still hear shouts of "Female on Deck!" in the berthing area when they barged in. Quite a change in Naval histor
Erickson, KevinSK3Sep 1979 – Apr 4, 1982SupplyGreatest expierence of my life. Went on Westpac in 1980 Australia was the best. Left the ship in 1982 from Pearl Harbor. Worked for Supply Office CDR Kaufman.
Hirzel, MarkGMG3Sep 15, 1979 – Oct 15, 1980OrdinanceEnjoyed my tour to the IO. Proud to be a part ov it.
McGrogan, EdwardE-3Sep 15, 1979 – Dec 11, 1981FirstOld instant IBM still doing the do. Where are my guys? check on youtube for our old movies. Pettersen, is that you? Mister tattoo?
Hoston, JeffreyRM2Sep 17, 1979 – Feb 28, 1982RADIO SHACKHad a terrific time onboard the Ajax. The gang in the Radio shack were terrfic. Thanks RJ for all your help. I was coach to a great basketball team on the Ajax. Curtis Butler you were a true friend.
Roffey, Et2E5Sep 28, 1979 – Dec 1982R4Two west packs and two thousand years on Diego Garcia! A lot of great memories!
Figone, Edwardmm3Oct 1979 – Jun 28, 1983engineering
Morrison, KevinOct 18, 1979 – Oct 18, 1981R
Williams, GlennEN3Nov 1979 – Nov 1980A GANG
Laughlin, BillE2Nov 2, 1979 – Aug 20, 1981R1Had a great time on the Ajax, did 2 west pacs, Golden Shellback, Wroked in the weld shop and the pipe shop. Great friends and fun times. Evans you still out there playing guitar.
Holmes, BenjaminE4Nov 24, 1979 – Oct 16, 1983R-2 & R-1 FOR 4 YEARS I SERVED ABOARD THE JAX , DID TWO WESPAC AND HAD A GREAT TIME WITH GOOD SHIP MATES I FIRST WORKED IN THE ENGINE SHOP AND THEN IN THE LAGGING SHOP! LONG LIVE THE (JAX) AJAX (AR6)
Fowler, LeonardLIEUTENANT1980 – 1982EngineeringI served aboard the Ajax on two occassions, the first time as the MPA then the Engineer, the second time as the assistant Repair Officer and then the Repair Officer and decommisioning crew. Made several WestPacs which were great.
Davis, GaryMS31980 – 1983S2Made 2 WesPac's on this old tub. The repair ship that couldn't repair itself. Did they ever get a new starboard shaft after 1983?
Hamby, PhilIC3Jan 1980 – Mar 1981ESome of the best times of my life were on the Ajax. Boarded in San Deigo, sailed to Deigo Garcia and back. Good Crew and Officers
Butler, CurtisEM2Jan 1980 – Jun 1982I had the best time of my life onboard the old girl. I'd like to know if there is anyone from the basketball team (1981-82) out there. If so, contact me
Huddleston, BillBT2Jan 1, 1980 – Jul 12, 1983MPFond Memories, Sad to see her go. Forward Engine Room and Oil Lab....Wainright, Kemp, Petterson Mac good fellas
Bauer, RandyBT3Jan 3, 1980 – Jan 7, 1982R-2Member of Boiler Repair Shop (41) & Watchstander Fireroom #2 when underway.
Butler, CurtisEM2Jan 4, 1980 – May 30, 1982E DivisionThe old girl was, hands down, my favorite command.
Patterson, DanFN E-3Jan 10, 1980 – Jul 5, 1981MPWow its been a long time since I was on this ship. I remember the wastpac to the IO and how hot it was.lol I also remember the Great friends that I still think about and miss like Jim Williams and Charley Duer.Hope you both are well.
Selzer, Paul.selzer@av.abbott.comE6/ET1Jan 14, 1980 – Mar 1, 1982RepairLast day of service was March 28, 1982.
Rankin, ScottFN / HT3Jan 23, 1980 – Sep 23, 1982R1, Pipe Shop 56A, Shipfitter Shop 11AHey Jack, choke anyone lately? Good ship for first time @ sea, she didn't sail. Learned many things, how to fix just about anything, life lessons. Made many good friends and would like to get back in touch!
Moss, KenEN2Feb 1980 – Jul 1982A-GangI have been thinking a lot about my time with the Ajax latey, I have been telling my co-workers about the memories. I found this site thru Google Earth by clicking on a ship. How awesome to find this & to see Sowry & Harmon on the crewlist.
Wann, Ben (Ob 1)E3Feb 1980 – Mar 1980E-2 (IC) I came aboard for a very short time but it provided me with a lifetime of memories. I hope all that served her are well...
Washington, William CrayPETTEY OFFICER 3RD CLASS IC3Feb 2, 1980 – Feb 2, 1983INTERIOR COMMUNICATIONS ICMENI REMEMBER OFFICER NORRIS ONE OF THE FIIRST FEMALE OFFICER ON BOARD! I ALSO REMEMBER THE FIRST ENLISTED FEMALE. CAPT.CONWAY WAS IN CMMAND DO NOT REMEMBER THE XO. HERE SOME OF THE CREW KENNY JACKSON MICHEAL CAMPBEL.
Skerstad, GarySK3Feb 6, 1980 – Feb 15, 1983Best time of my navy career. Where are all you old SK's.
Skerstad, GarySK3Feb 8, 1980 – Feb 15, 1983S-1First WESTPAC was memorable. This was by far my best experience. Where are all the old SK's
Soucek, RandyBM3Apr 1980 – Jan 1983FirstI made two trips to Diego Garcia on the old girl. I hauled alot of you guys back and forth to Island on the liberty boats there.Great times, Great Crew, I hope all of you are doing well.
Hambly, FredE-3Apr 1980 – Jan 20, 19821stBoy those were the days. I made the west pac of 1980. fun days. What a great bunch of guys to sail with. Pray all is well with all.
Ron, TallmanLTJGJun 1980 – Jun 1983Admin Legal OfficerEnjoyed my two WESTPAC's on AJAX. A great crew and a lot of great memories.
Fowler, LeonardLT.Jun 6, 1980 – 1982MPA, R-1 Office, Engineering Office
Reekie, DouglasBT3Aug 1980 – Jul 1983MPWe had some great times on the west pacs and swinging on the hook in D.G.
Burch, CraigDP2Aug 1980 – 1981S-7 ADPWhere is everyone at now?
Nygren, RussHT2Aug 11, 1980 – Aug 23, 1983R-6AHOY SHIPMATES, WHAT'S UP? IF ANYONE OUT THERE REMEMBERS ME, SEND OUT AN E-MAIL OR CALL AND SAY HEY! I WAS ASSIGNED TO THE NDT LAB FROM 8/1980 TO 8/231983. IT WOULD BE GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU.
Moffat, Paul J "Moff"HT2Sep 1980 – Nov 12, 1982R1 17A Sheetmetal ShopSome of the best memories include going down under to Sydney in 1980 and getting underway and hanging out at the bow watching the flying fish and dolphins glide with the ship. The R1 party on Diego Garcia Playing in the band and softball games.
Harmon, Diarmaid "Irish"ENOct 1980 – Apr 1984A-GangVery fond memories
Bohannon, Michael (Bo)FN-HT2Oct 1980 – Jun 1985Repair 56-A
Hillman, JesseE-3/YNSNOct 1, 1980 – Jul 3, 1985Admin
Bristow, Milton (Cat)MMFNOct 10, 1980 – Oct 17, 1984A-gangfond memories good to see a few guys from a-gang on the list . Working in the oil fields now reminds me of wes-pac 7/12's would like to hear from Jay Aldridge 907-776-3743
Boatwright, DavidHT2Oct 13, 1980 – Oct 13, 1982R-1
Keeler, LynnEN2Nov 1980 – Nov 1982Engine ShopDon't remember the exact dates, but I was among the first women on board ship, the only female in my shop. I remember my shopmates fondly. I don't miss being seasick, the second trip across the equator was a killer!
Tremaine, TedHTFR-HT2Nov 1980 – 1984R-1My first command after boot camp and HT "A" school. Brother duty, worked in the Lagging Shop, Carpenter Shop and Pipe Shop. Met my first wife on the ship.
Duignan, JamesHT2Nov 20, 1980 – Jul 27, 1984R-1 Sheetmetal ShopHad a good time there,I meet alot of people
Bates, JohnHTCDec 1, 1980 – Nov 20, 1985R-1 and R-7I was the LCPO for the weld shop and shipfitter shop. I met a lot of nice people during my tour on the ship.
Bates, JohnHTCDec 5, 1980 – Nov 1, 1985R-1/R-7
Sowry, CressENE4Dec 8, 1980 – Jun 10, 1982DC A-Gang
Perez, JuanMMC/E-7Dec 20, 1980 – Sep 30, 1982R-2Left USS Tripoli to AR-6. Assigned to R-2's Valve Shop and then a year later to the Pump Shop. Worked for Ltjg Frazier.

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