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USS Franklin D Roosevelt (CV 42) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Franklin D Roosevelt (CV 42). 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 716 crew members registered for the USS Franklin D Roosevelt (CV 42).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1952 | 1953 – 1958 | 1959 – 1960 | 1961 – 1962 | 1963 – 1964 | 1965 – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 – 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 | 1976 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Grant, JimABF31976 – 1977V4 forward pump roomMany memories of putting her to bed, and the final cruise. Rest easy old rosey
Driscoll, JamesADAN1976 – 1977Flight Deck V! Fly2Was A blue shirt.Lived In 120 man berthing under #3 wire,over head leaked,Very loud! Dated Swedish girl in Palma M, You still out there Deseree? Stood F-Deck Ctrl watches with missing A7 pilot, Reggie was a good guy.Bad and good times.The Gut Naples!
Brooks, MikeAA1976 – 1977V-1Made the last Med Cruise in V-1 division.
Mata, Ramon (Ray)EW31976 – 1977OWReported onboard in Sicily during the last cruise and stayed on until the decom. During decom worked in Vents and Voids followed a stint in reissue of equipment for the shipyard.
Slater, KennyBT21976 – Feb 1977Foward EvapsMade hers and my last cruise. Was on watch the night we collided was knocked out off the chair. Was LPO Foward evaps
Sanders, Randall / RandySERGEANT1976 – 1977A I M DShips Master At Arms VMA - 231 AV8A Harrier Sqdn. A I M D G. S. E. Mechanic.
Cunningham, RichardSK31976 – 1977This was my first cruise since joining the navy in April 1976. I had a friend named Gary who also worked as a storekeeper.I remember the Staits of Messina wreck, I also remember getting beaten up in Italy in an alley.
Ellis, JamesBTFA1976 – 1977B. DIV. worked in 1c and 4a fireroomshey" shipmates, the last cruise of the rosie. i came to rosie from sub school early 76, what a ride she was, remember standing on the fantail + bouncing up + down, was there when we landed the 1st harrier jets
Kleber, Joe (Clayborn)BT/FA1976 – 1977unknownHey shipmates: Man I hated the navy. But the price I would pay to sail the sea on one last 6 month med cruise with all of you agian. I think i was in boiler room charlie. I also served in the forward evaperators.
Barr, VictorAO31976 – Apr 21, 1977Ships Company - Aviation Ordnance - AM DivisionMade the last med cruise on the old girl....Wont forget hitting the tanker in the straits that night. Then liberty in Naples Italy was pretty cool too.
Garcia, SilE 21976 – Aug 1977M2 Engine rat I remember all the red necks i worked with. But all the heads were cool. Humpty Dumpty on the wall remember?
McCaffrey, Tony (Smacky)E-21976 – 1977B-Div / 2 Bravo FireroomLast cruise sailor. Got knocked on my ass when we hit tanker... Had a GREAT time on that old girl !!! Looking for old BT's and Evaps....Argay, Swett, Spaceman, Pollack, Mayhew, Backer, King
Malady, MattAA1976 – 1977V4Made the last Med cruise. Was a fuels crew leader until i left on emergency leave.
Hall, TimABH31976 – 1978VOWorked in the safe environment of primary flight control. Got to watch all the action on the flight deck. Man you guys worked hard in a dangerous job during flight opts. Knew a bunch of you proud to serve with all of you
Beck, Josephht3joseph s beck1976 – 1977rdivI was on the Rosey's last med cruise assigned to D.C.shop I also was on the decom. Crew toPortsmouth Va.I am so proud to have served on the Rosey Mr. Barton thanks for keeping me on Decomm. Crew
Hart, JamesABF-31976 – 1977V-4 Flight DeckWas part of last Med Cruise, and on decommissioning crew. Would like to hear from other ABF that were there also
Holland, JimANJan 1976 – Aug 1977V-4
Howard, TimothyAAJan 1976 – Mar 1977V-3 Hangar deckWish to say a "hello" to everybody who was on the "Rosie" I knew and worked with, and that I appreciated every moment; it was a learning experience of a lifetime. I retired from Navy after 20 yrs, in "96".
Temple, CharlieAO3Jan 1976 – Mar 1977Weapons Air Missles Div
Reddick, IvanBmsnJan 1976 – 19772ND division Deck DeptI remember the collision in the straits of messina Was at the helm when one of the Harrier jets was showing off for the Captain, crossing our bow and hovering just outside and forward of the island deck.
Orvis, TerryEWCS/CWO2Jan 1, 1976 – Apr 1, 1977OW DIVISIONBEST GROP OF EW'S I EVER SERVED WITH MADE HISTORY FOR THE EW'S DURING THE ROOSIE FINAL CRUISE WAS HONORED TO STAY ABOARD AFTER MAKING CWO 2 TO PREPARE FOR DECOMMIISSIONING THE BADGER INTERCEPT PICTURES LIVE FOREVER
Vitiello, HenryABF3Jan 7, 1976 – Aug 1, 1977V-4Made last cruise. Worked on Flight deck and would like to hear from other V-4 personel.
Ortiz, FabianE-3/ ABHJan 8, 1976 – Oct 8, 1978
Booth, ReeseHTFNJan 12, 1976 –RHT Shop worked for HTC Randy Kuhn. Hard work, little pay, great ports, drills drills drills, colision at sea, made the best of friends, memories of a lifetime, sad decommissioning. one of the last to leave the Rosie
Griffith, Dan (Griff)e3Feb 1976 – Aug 19772 enggreat memories ,engine room was a challenge but we made it loved the med criuse
Lackey, BillE-3 MMFeb 1, 1976 – Sep 1, 1977M# 4 Engine room.(The Best) Med.Cruise, Naples Spain, France.
Parker, BryneGMT1Mar 1976 – May 1977WHad some very memorable Shore Patrol assignments.
Torsello, LouEM3Mar 15, 1976 – Jul 3, 1977E DIVISIONWas on board for the final Med Cruise. Transfered off two months after we returned
Szumiesz, FrankSN 3Mar 19, 1976 – May 7, 19772nd DivisionI worked on the officers gangway. I also was a helmsman and had just left the bridge when we hit our starboard bow, a Liberian Tanker in the Straits of Messina. Had a great time and have some great memories.
Heck, GordonABH2Apr 1, 1976 – Oct 1, 1977V-1
Gunnels, MichaelAQ3May 1976 – Apr 1977VF-51Served aboard the "Rosie" on its final curise.
Dress, BobAO2May 1976 – Feb 1977VF-51 Ordnance ShopWould like to hear from any 'old' buddies out there. Still work for the Navy here in Jersey
Maltzahn, D.MM3May 3, 1976 – Aug 17, 1977CHILL WATER AC/RI was just 18 fresh from machinest school great lakes ill. The USS Roosevelt CV 42 broke me in the USN. 30 days in naples Maria broke my back, i miss them both as i hit the sack.The days in naples were the best, after being UA 4 days i was S2FS,.
Pasalich, JoeMay 9, 1976 – Apr 18, 1977VF-111 SundownersAssigned to VF-111 Unofficial COD AT from IM3 W/C 610.I think CAG should swim for that ROMU-8 he lost. That was 10 hours of alignment.
Taylor, JamesOSSNMay 13, 1976 –OIMade the final cruise and was aboard till the end as part of the decommissioning crew.
Clinton, MarquisBME3May 17, 1976 – Oct 24, 1978boat crewHi all; been a long time, I was setting here thinking of the old days and found this web page
Mertens, Robertbt.fnMay 28, 1976 – Jul 14, 1977USS Franklin D Rooseveltworked in 4 Charley boiler room as btfn burnerman. put my car on number 1 catapult for last trip up north. did my mess cook in habitability. they thought I was ht .did about 6 months until they found me out and sent me to 4 Charley under bt1 reed.
Wills (Parcell), Chris "Possum"AMH3Jun 1976 – Apr 1977VA-215 Barn OwlsRemember the night we collided with the freighter in the Straits of Messina! Anxious to hear from anyone who served with me, particularly from VA-215 airframe shop. My rack was 1 deck below #1 wire, those Harriers shook the whole compartment!
Schulze, Don "Dutch"AMH3Jun 1976 – Apr 1977VF-111 Sundowners (the BEST fighter squadron)Proud member of the infamous Sundowners of VF-111, as part of the even more infamous Crud Crew (also known as Corrosion Control). We made those birds shine! Anybody remember the girl who mooned the ship as we left the states? (I still have that pic)
Kyzer, GeorgeJun 1976 – Apr 1977va215 line turd shirtsremember the hit well. cut that ship from the waterline to the superstructure.krazy
Singletary, EmmettEMCJun 1976 – Sep 30, 1977eI made the last med cruise and then was on the de commishing crew
Troche, Pedro E. (Pete)E3Jun 6, 1976 – Aug 27, 1977R DivisionLooking for any old buddies from my time on the Rosie . Such as R J Wilson, Upshaw ,Hicks, Varner, Garcia , Al Shaw and any others . Would love to hear from you guys .
Martin, JohnCorporal/E-4Jun 14, 1976 – Apr 21, 1977VMA-231 OrdnanceI served on Rosey's last Med Cruise, in VMA-231 Ordnance Shop, it was my 1st cruise, but not my last, but it was the BEST ! Semper Fidelis!
Johnson, DaveEM1Jun 16, 1976 – May 5, 1977EI was LPO for the Aft Engineering spaces
Soto, JulioAEAAJul 1, 1976 – Sep 30, 1977AIMD IM3
Hamilton, PeteFTG3Jul 11, 1976 – Jun 10, 1977FOX/BATTMy first ship. Spent the entire final Med Cruise scrubbing rubber mats, painting a CASREPT MK 56 radar director, and hiding from Chief Hicks. Rosie had 2 remaining 5" 54 gun mounts that were like tits on a bull.
Riden, JeffAT3Aug 1976 – Mar 1977RVAW110 Det4Decommissioning cruise to the Med and the excitement of 'meeting' the freighter in the Straits of Messina. I remember that night very well.
Williams, BenjaminSKSNAug 12, 1976 – May 15, 1977S-1Reported aboard in 1976 shortly before she left Mayport for her final Med cruise.
Richardson, ChristopherMS3Aug 22, 1976 – Apr 22, 1977Flag Staff
Wilson, Michael C.EM-3Sep 1976 – Oct 1977E"NOE CEAMO NUMERO UNO" "we are number one" CAPT. Bordones favorite saying
Falkenberg, Dale FalkAASep 1976 – May 1977V2 Cats
Porr, RichRM3Sep 1976 – Jul 1977communicationRosie was the first ship I served on after C school...I also remember the collison with the Oceanis grain tanker as well as when the Test polit for the Harrier flew on board the wrong way...bow to stern...
Cash, Jeffrey AllenE4 MMSep 14, 1976 – 1977engineeringCaught ship in Naples Italy,onboard when we had a collision at sea.Finished last med cruise,returned to Mayport Florida.Loaded cars onboard,to decommision ship in Norfolk Virginia."NUMERO UNO"
Honey, DavidMSSNSep 15, 1976 – May 1977Supply VA-215 Barn OwlsGot married the 3rd of September and orders to be on "Rosie" ASAP. Had my first Med Cruise and Rosies last.
Ortiz, Fabian (Brooklyn)E-3 ABHSep 18, 1976 – May 15, 1977V-1rememer nights on flight deck and that good old BUG-JUICE,
Roberts, Robert "leo"ATAASep 26, 1976 – Apr 1977HC-1 DET 3Reported aboard on my 19th birthday. Assigned to Ships Store for the first half of the last cruise running plane parts at night. Was standing on the hanger deck during the Messina collision. Short timer when we got back to North Island.
Wonch, DalefrOct 1976 – Oct 1977MDid my mess cooking then was put into #4 Eng. Rm and #4 Generator room, MM1 Roberts was my LPO, Got a Decommissioning Coin when left the ship my very first command in the Navy was 17 !/2 years old.
Evans, FrankAMS3Oct 1, 1976 – Jan 17, 1977VF-111 AIRFRAMESMISSED SHIPS MOVEMENT AND GOT BACK ONBOARD IN ROTA. FIRST LIBERTY IN NAPLES AND WAS WASTED. I REMEMBER THE TANKER HIT, WAS IN FORWARD BEARTHING WHEN IT HIT. FLEW OFF IN GENOA AND WENT BACK TO THE STATES.
Nye, KevinAAOct 1, 1976 – Oct 1, 1977DentalWas the short dental striker on the last Med Cruise.Was my first duty in the USN. Stayed in until 12/89 as was a corpsman with the FMF. I am a Maine Guide and now married and live in Opp, Alabama. John 3:16
Steve, MillerAOAAOct 3, 1976 – Jul 1977Weapons Bay ShopI checked on the day before we left for the med. then when we got transfered to norfolk, I got transfered to the John F. Kennedy but the best memories are of the Rosie
Sheets, JohnSA/SROct 4, 1976 – Jun 4, 1977SecondFirst Cruise
Ponder, RickCPL E-4Oct 10, 1976 – Apr 26, 1977VMA 231I WAS ON THE USS ROSIE AS A HARRIER MECHANIC WHAT A TIME WE HAD I TELL MY 3 KIDS ABOUT THE GREAT PEOPLE I WAS AROUND THAT MEANS NAVY AND MARINES I REMEMBER RUNNING INTO THE TANKER SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ME
Bright, ClaudeanOct 17, 1976 – Nov 17, 1977hangarwhats up looking for frinds and coworkers on the rosie
Coates, PaulAANov 1976 – Jul 1977V-3 Hangar DeckTo my former Division Mates on the Rosey. I was V-3 Division and came aboard the Rosey on her final cruise. I too remember the impact of that Liberian Tanker. I was doing Hangar deck sprinkler head checks.
Williamson, Garry profile icone-1Nov 13, 1976 – 1977A-DivisionI was in the chilled water shop and had the privilage of being on the last cruise, still have the last med cruise patch. Hard to believe it has been so many years.
Wareham Jr, JamesL/CPLDec 15, 1976 – Sep 22, 1977MARINE DETACHMENTLAST CREW TO SERVE,CAUGHT THE SHIP IN NAPLES ITALY AFTER THE COLLISION WITH THE TANKER.HAD TO GUARD THE ITALIAN WELDERS BY GUNPOINT.
Keane, JohnQM/3Dec 24, 1976 – May 1977NavigationI most remember the night of the collision in the Straits of Messina. I was a young QM/3 onboard for less than a month. I was the stbd wing bearing taker that night and had a birds eyeview as the Liberian grain hauler ran into us.
Saldana, G.YN31977 – 1978I served on The Roosevelt when it made it's final Med-Cruise and then returned to Portsmouth, Va. where it decommissioned.
Barr, VictorAO3Jan 1977 – Apr 21, 1977Shipboard OrdanceWould have to search the exact dates I was onboard. But only did the last med cruise, at the time thought I was in hell, but looking back it was some of the best times of my life. Left with early out on the day we came back from the cruise in '7
Petrie, JohnEM1Mar 1977 – Aug 1977e
Rigg, Terry (Chrome)PN2Jun 1, 1978 – Jun 1, 1983X Division
Thoma, Robert (Combat)OS21979 – 1981OI
Bradfield, Jeff1984 – 1987
Bradfield, JeffE4 BTMay 15, 1984 – Sep 27, 1987boiler tech
Wilson, Patrickf3Jul 1995 – Nov 7, 1997a gangvalve / fire pump shop with mm6jones and mm2 smitty

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