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USS Coral Sea (CV 43) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Coral Sea (CV 43). 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 858 crew members registered for the USS Coral Sea (CV 43).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1959 | 1960 – 1963 | 1964 – 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1975 | 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 | 1980 – 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Reeves, TrailOSSN1980 – 1983OIMy first ship, my first Westpac, my first time away from home. Coral Maroo was where I grew up and where I served with some of the best sailors in the Navy.
L'etoile, Bob LetoileHT21980 – 1983RepairWorked in lightwater and sheetmetal shops, and proudly served on the flying squad. Had a great time!
Watson, RichardCorporal1980 – 1983Weapons Div
Paguio, LarryABE51980 – 1982V-2 A/Gi never tought that i would miss those days aboard
Moneypenny, ScottCPL1980 – 1983MARDET
Dinatale, Edwin (Dino)ABE31980 – 1982V2 Bow catsBest ship I was ever on and I was on 5. Joe Wessling, Kevin Gould, Ken Epling , Kent Brisbin and mr. Langmaid. All good people.
Arnold, MelvinYNSA1980 – 1982V-2 DivisionHello shipmates, just looking to chat with my crew of V-2 Cats. Hit me up at: navyretired12@gmail.com
Chavez, Manuel L JrEM-2Jan 1980 – Sep 14, 1982PROUD TO HAVE SERVED WITH SOME OF THE SHARPEST PEOPLE I'VE EVER MET. MADE LIFE LONG FRIENDS. I'LL NEVER FORGET THE TIMES BRO'S. NECCCK.
Tolvtvar, DanDS1Jan 1980 – Jul 1983OE (NTDS)
Quiroz, CaesarABE-3Jan 1, 1980 – May 24, 1982V-2LOOKING FOR MY OLD BUDDIES, DO ANYONE HAVE PICTURES OF THE V-2 DIVISION FROM THE 1983 YEARBOOK?. caesarq2001@yahoo.com
Nickle, DavidEM2Jan 3, 1980 – Jan 13, 1983ElectricalSpent 2 years on this great ship in Alameda and met some wonderful people there. Worked with some of the best people in the world. That is why she was called Best in the West for several years. I have since retired from the Navy as an EM1.
Basso, Paul "Pineapple"E-6/AME-1Jan 11, 1980 – Sep 18, 1983VA-196 Milestones/X-2M Master-at-Arms ForceOf all the ships I cruised aboard (USS America, USS Forrestal, USS Enterprise, USS Coral Sea) the Coral Sea was by far the best and cleanest. Plus, she was proud of being at sea, and so were we.
Tiltges, BernardET2Jan 30, 1980 – Mar 1983OEMy first and only ship. I learn a lot and matured a lot. Served under Capt. Dunleavy and ETCM Baumann. I treasure the memories of the liberty ports we visited. I went on to get my 20 years, 13 in the reserves.
Mallard, JoeFeb 1980 – Oct 1981E
Turner, PaulE-5Feb 1980 – Oct 1982V-4Any surviving shipmates still kicking out there?
Evans, MitchE5Mar 1980 – Aug 1982RM
Young, AlanRM3Mar 5, 1980 – Jun 15, 1980CR
Ferguson, John profile iconAT3Apr 1980 – Jun 11, 1980VFP-63Assigned VFP-63 Det5 USS Nimitz early 1979 & deployed 09/10/79; April 80 cross-decked to Coral Sea prior to US Embassy/Iranian Hostage Rescue attempt to make room for HM-16 & Special Forces completing total of 172 continuous days at sea.
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Brown, J.m. (Mike)HT-2Apr 26, 1980 – Aug 17, 1981REPAIR DIV PIPE/D.C. SHOPSCROSS DECKED AFTER RESCUE ATTEMPT FROM USS NIMITZ ASSIGNED TO PIPE SHOP TIL AFTER YARD PERIOD . FLYING SQUAD/ON-SCENE LEADER IN-PORT FIRE PARTY.ASSIGNED TO D C SHOP W/ HT-1 BANNELL
Babcock, Rowland/rollyCommanderMay 1980 – Aug 1982OWI enjoyed serving with a very special group of EWs while TAO/OW Division Officer. I hope everyone did well in life and in the Navy. Among my associates, I wonder what became of Ens. Willy Wright and LCDR Tim McCoy.
Cross, CecilDS-1Jun 1980 – Jan 1985
Rigney Jr., William John profile iconADJ1Jun 1980 – Dec 1980HC-1, DETACHMENT 3
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Buffington, GregE-5Jun 1, 1980 – Dec 1, 1981ATC ( Air Traffic Control)Great Ship, a lot of good memories on board with day and night flight ops sailing in South China Sea.
Coggins, RogerABH- 3Jun 6, 1980 – Sep 26, 1982V-3One of the greatest times of my life....
Trotter, KevinhtfnJun 12, 1980 – 1982r divLightwater shop 80-82
Aragon, BobAK2Jun 26, 1980 – Feb 4, 1984S-6 DIVISIONI was aboard USS Coral Sea CV-43, made three WESTPAC CRUISE with her and after my last WESTPAC cruise we crossed the SUEZ CANAL to the Mediterranean and made the final World Cruise. I was so grateful to be part of it.
Smothers, Curt profile iconLCDRJun 30, 1980 – Jun 30, 1982AdminI was the Admin Officer under the command of Captain Jerry Johnson and Captain Bear Taylor. Enjoyed the round-the-world cruise and serving on a really great ship.
Calef, GregMM3Jul 1, 1980 – Jan 27, 1984Engine Room #2Good times past, a rainbow over the Arizona in Pearl, Westpac, shell backing ceremony, then even better the world cruise. Crossing the equator is more fun the second time... God bless you brothers...
Arnold, MelvinE-3Jul 11, 1980 – Jun 13, 1984V-2 CatsI was V-2 Admin Yeoman back then. I remember most of the guys. If anyone have anymore info on the guys from V-2, get at me. melvinarnold2000@yahoo.com
McCabe, JoeENFNAug 1980 – Dec 1981ACompressors - Bong Buncab, Barclay
Goff, TimOS2Aug 1980 – 1984OILooking to conect with old shipmates
Lee, Bruce  NEWSMSN E-3Aug 1980 – Apr 1981Signal BridgeA defining time in my life as I had embarked on a planned 20 year Career. Unfortunately, it was cut way short by my so-called fellow sailirs that falsely targeted me after finding a Marijuana blunt on the signal bridge.
Morris, BruceHT E-3Sep 1980 – Sep 1981
Stafford, Markbt-3Sep 1980 – Oct 1983b-4I remember buck, rich, wedgehead, mike, and many more, what a good time, sorry got kicked out for pot, what a bullshit deal, worked my ass for the gov't, and all I got was a kick in the ass. still well worth it.
Moore, TimABH2Sep 1980 –V-3
Hendricks, Scott (Shorty) profile iconAO 3Sep 1980 – Sep 1983GI now live in Pensacola FL.
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Cooper, ClaytonPHANSep 1, 1980 – May 5, 1984Operations/PhotoTo all my brothers from the Photo Lab. We have seen the world romancing the EYE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER...
Mitchell, ScottAE2Sep 11, 1980 – Sep 11, 1984IM3Whats Up Coral Canoe Crew ?
Hunt, RobertHT2Oct 1, 1980 – Oct 1, 1984R-1/RepairWorked in the DC shop, had repair locker 5 and 7 port. Then spent the rest of my time in the sheetmetal shop. Retired HTC. Sorry to see the old gal go. Many Many hours of hard work but lots of fond memories.
Salisbury, BrianEW2Oct 11, 1980 – Oct 18, 1983OWPart of the Around the World deployment.
Yelvington, MickE3/AMSAN-E5/AMS2Oct 15, 1980 – Aug 4, 1984AirDrop V1/ AIMD IM2Worked fly2 blue shirt/tractor King/Yellow shirt fly 2 transferred to IM2 during cruise.
Bourgeois, KennethMMFNOct 19, 1980 – Mar 17, 1985M2Anyone interested in contacting me through this site?
McKenzie, DeanHTFNOct 24, 1980 – Mar 16, 1983RI had worked in the metal shop from 80 to 83, and went on the 81 82 westpac. My nick name was MAC! I sure miss my shipmates. Thanks Coralsea!.
Royce, GarrettAE2Nov 1980 – Jan 1984AIMD
Franceschini, Charles "Frenchy"PNSNNov 11, 1980 – Apr 1983AdministrationSome really great memories and friends are jammed into my mind from this period of my life.

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