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USS Charleston (LKA 113) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Charleston (LKA 113). 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 401 crew members registered for the USS Charleston (LKA 113).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Cooper, ArianefiremanJan 2, 1966 – Jul 1, 1988dont remember
Pfannenbecker, John PfannenbeckerGMG2Mar 1, 1966 – Jun 1, 1970I was a Plankowner on the new construction crew at Newport News.
Young, HarryRM21968 – Aug 11, 1970OpsPlank Owner - I designed the ships plack and still have the original. Loved the ship, but got tired of the trips to Gitmo. We had a great crew in the radio shack.
Wall, Donniefn1968 – Oct 28, 1971R/div
Wehner, DouglasYN21968 – 1970XPlankowner. Got out just before round the world cruise. Kind of wish I'd gone, but it was the right thing to do at the time. Good ship and crew.
Porto, SamICCS1968 – 1969EI do not recall the exact dates, but I was part of the commissioning crew.
Ivans, DennisE41968 – 1970boat
Pruchniewski, GeorgePN21968 – Apr 1, 1970PersonnelOriginal commissioning crew and plank owner
Fisher, Charles/chuckBM3Jan 1968 – Jan 1970Boat Served from day 1 until my separation date in January of 1970. Boat Coxswain of LCM6 number 8. Plank Owner. Shake down cruise to Gitmo and visited city of Charleston, S.C. Looking for Dennis/Spanky Ivans from Queens
Pieler, JamesEN-2Mar 1, 1968 – Oct 16, 1970Repair AC&R
Workman Jr., Lonnie M.MM2May 1968 – Aug 1971EngineeringAssigned to LKA 113 while still being built in Newport News, VA. Plank crew member. Commissioning, GITMO shakedown, first around the world cruise and Viet Nam. Remained until discharged on 9/1/71. Looking for fellow ship mates to correspond with.
Withers, FayEM2May 1968 – Oct 1968On pre-commissioning crew- medically discharged before being commissioned.
Pomponio, RobertSNMay 1968 – Apr 1, 19702ndplank owner gitmo bay
Lombardi, OzzieLKA 113May 1968 – Feb 10, 1972SupplyI was an original plankowner I worked with Mike Brisco
Groont, RichardSN TOO CS3May 1968 – Jan 5, 1970SUPPLY-COOK-ORIGINIAL PLANKOWNER. LEFT ACTIVE DUTY TO RETURN IN USNR TO RETIRE AS SK1 (SEABEE), WORKED WITH TAYLOR AND CHIEF DAVIS., WILSON FROM NC.
Pfannenbecker, John PfannenbeckerGMG2May 1, 1968 – Sep 1, 1970Was a Plankowner on New construction in Newport News VA.
Goodman, Walter "skip"RMSNMay 1, 1968 – Apr 1, 1969CommunicationsMy first Plankowner assignment after BC and BE&E School. Not my most pleasant experience but a turning point in my life, as it's where I leanred what would be my trade for the next 40 years. RM1 Lloyd MacBay, RM2 David "Bucky" Wehr
Wheatley, Davidem2May 1, 1968 – Feb 29, 1972e
Taylor, GlennIC1Jun 1968 – Feb 1972I am a plank owner, and made the around the world cruise on her.
McMillan, FrederickQM-1Jun 5, 1968 – Sep 9, 1970NAVPlank owner along with a group from the New Jersey
Lyman, RaymondBM3Jun 20, 1968 – Apr 18, 1970THIRD DIVISIONI AM A PLANKOWNER AND SPENT 23 MONTHS ATTACHED TO THE SHIP WENT T VARIOUS PRECOM SCHOOLS. ENJOYED BEING IN THE BOAT CREW AS AN ASSAULT BOAT COSWAIN ON ALL THE LANDING CRAFTS. DISCHARGED IN 1972 HONORABLY GO NAVY!!!
Cyphers, Jim profile iconSMSN - SM2Jul 1968 – Feb 1971OperationsDriving that school bus in downtown Norfolk wasn't very easy! PreComm you did it all.
Hargreaves, GaryEM2Jul 1, 1968 – Nov 1, 1971EPlank owner, shellback, was fun
Zavada, DavidFTG2Jul 11, 1968 – Feb 4, 19704thCommissioning crew Norfolk, VA we had a good group. One of the high lights of my service time.
Bowman, KenRD2Aug 1968 – Apr 1972OPSPlank owner, Gitmo, World Cruise, Leading Petty Office Radar Section 67-68.
Richard, SmittyRM2Aug 1968 – Jan 1971Radio
Wheatley, DavidEM2Aug 20, 1968 – Aug 22, 1972ETyler' Give me a call..would like to hear from anyone who servied with me .. .. 731 593 3905
Aguiar, Robert (Bob)YN 3Sep 1968 – Jun 1970Engineering (yeoman)I was the engineering yeoman under LT. Majors. We spent 6 months in Portsmouth shipyard right after our shakesdown cruise to Guantanimo. I still have our commissioning program, photo album and some of the early photos of the ship. I am a plankowner.
Hosea, Larryic1Oct 1968 – 1970e divison
Bell, RonaldE3Oct 1968 – May 19701stPlank Owner
Guthridge, DavidRD2Oct 20, 1968 – Apr 20, 1971OPSI was on the commissioning crew of the Charleston. went to Gitmo, world cruise, Diego Garcia (Initial expeditionary force to construct air base), Da Nang, Hawaii, Accapulco, Panama Canal, and home. Trip of a lifetime. I was proud to serve.
Given, JackBT1Dec 10, 1968 – Sep 1970BOn the original commissioning crew. BTCS Lawson and BT1 Dietz first bosses. Left as BT2 later made BT1.
Tyler, JohnEM3Dec 20, 1968 – Aug 1, 1970EServed in "E" Division under CWO Herb Halpern. Had a lot of good times in St.Thomas, St. Croix, San Juan and Panama. We pulled a lot of pranks and got away with them. Keep in touch on Facebook.
Hill, RichardE-31969 – 1971Need medical records sent to Newport News Hopitial in virginia. Also need to know the name of the port we docked in 1970-1971.
Hicks, Dan profile iconBM31969 – 19721stshakedown cruise to Guantanamo.Bay Cuba, Was a Boom Operator,Golden Shellback, . Visited Monrovia Liberia, Capetown S Africa, Port Louis, Mauritius, Singapore, DaNang Vietnam, Hawaii, Acapulco Mex, Panama, lots of crui
Barton, Clegg(Bart)ETR31969 – Aug 1974OPSWorked on the radar and spent a lot of time with the radarmen. Remember cooking popcorn during all the cruises. World cruise was the best- remember Diego Garcia. Fresh water washdown water fight going through the Panama
Mermoud, RobertSH-2Jan 1969 – Jan 1974SUPPLYSHIPS BARBER MOST OF MY TOUR ALSO RAN SHIP'S STORE. SPENT ALOT OF TIME IN THE CARRIBEAN AND CHARLESTON, SC.
Kane, Philipbt3Jan 17, 1969 – Apr 8, 1971b
Bilbo, ShermanSMSNJan 18, 1969 – Jul 23, 1971Deck/opsI lived the dream. Went around the world. 3 days in Nam, Almost eaten by a shark in the Indian Ocean, a typhoon in the Pacific, The Panama Canal. A living hell, but loved every minute. All should be so lucky. Looking for Bob West.
Acosta, RubenBMSNJun 30, 1969 – May 19713rd. Div.I was only 17 yrs. old when I was aboard, the ship was in Portsmouth Va.
Berry, LloydSNBMDec 1969 – Sep 1, 19712ndIwent around the world and to vietnam Iwas a boom operator.
Brase, CharlieHT-3Dec 13, 1969 – Mar 2, 1973RLots of good times along with a World Cruise and a Med. Cruise
Elliott, MikeBT2Dec 23, 1969 – Sep 23, 1970Boiler Room

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