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USS Henderson (DD 785) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Henderson (DD 785). 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 96 crew members registered for the USS Henderson (DD 785).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – 1976 | 1977 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Eaton Jr., NathanSN3Jan 1, 1977 – Sep 19, 1980Deck DivisionReported aboard after Navy decided not to decommission her, continuing role as reserve training ship. Weeks after I left, she was decommissioned and sold to Pakistan. Looking for Mike Waterman and others from period.
Rangel, DavidSeaman E-3Jan 30, 1977 – Dec 29, 1979Capt. OfficeLoosing power off trhe coast of California and ending up in Newport Oregon was something else.
Williams, PhillipE3Feb 19, 1977 – Nov 19, 1980a gangI was a reserve at that time but put active again down in eng, and boiler room for test run before ship was to be sold. All I know is I spent a lot hours down in the hole trying to fix leaks.
Kelly, RickLTJGJun 1977 – Dec 19801st LT / GunneryFirst ship; BEST ship. Was blessed with fantastic CPO's (GMGC Harris, BMC Moore, BMC Garcia, FTGC Holz) and hard-working men. Tight-knit wardroom, many are still good friends 35+ years later. Loved every minute!
Laurin, TomSTG2Nov 29, 1977 – Dec 19, 1979WAI learned a lot about the futility of source level measurements in a reserve can's sonar transducer, but made the best of it and made some good friends along the way. Rotated to shore duty @ NAB Coronado for my final 18 months.
Holl, Kenneth profile iconSH1978 – 1980S-3 divisionI ran the ships store and filled the vending machines. Was
Lopez, SteveE-4Jan 1978 – Oct 1979M DivisionThose were the good old days working hard, playing hard and taking care of business. Took her out of Bethlehem Steelyard and traveled the coast from Acapulco to Seattle and everywhere inbetween.
Biggs, Gene profile iconMM3Mar 1, 1978 – Jun 30, 1978A-GangTemp duty to 785 at Terminal Island overhaul. Rode around the harbor with C.W. Williams in the motor whale boat. Went to Catalina Island with Ron Hearn. Rode around San Pedro with John _? on his red 1977 Suzuki GS-750
Enault, RichMM2Aug 1, 1978 – Nov 1, 1979A gangBest of times. Still keep in touch with Bob Natchwey.
Rueber, JohnLTSep 1978 – 1979WeaponsThe best time in the Navy. Great ship, great wardroom, 9 out of 12 ex-enlisted. The XO Bob Goff the best officer I ever met. A happy crew that worked hard and played hard ordered by the skipper Cdr Siemer.
Barnes, ChuckLT.1979 – 1981EngineeringTurned Henderson over to the Pakistan Navy, she steamed out of Long Beach proudly. I was borned the day she was commissionsed. She held up better than I did.
Sloan, JimMM1979 – 1979M DivisionMy first ship. From Long Beach, CA, we went from Acapulco Mexico to Yakima Bay, Oregon and everywhere in between.
Coggins, Anthony (Tony)SKSNJan 2, 1980 – Apr 10, 1981I joined the Navy after H.S. in 1979. I arrived at the Naval Station in Long Beach, Ca. in Jan. 1980 and stepped aboard The U.S.S. Henderson. 18 years old and in the Navy, what a shock! But what a good time. I
Ebert, SteveBT3Feb 1980 – Oct 1980Bwas there when pakastan came to kick the tires i think they paid scrap price :>)

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