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USS Blue (DD 744) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Blue (DD 744). 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 19 crew members registered for the USS Blue (DD 744).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Hansen, HaroldFire Controlman 3rd Class1946 – Feb 1947gunnery dept.
Holman, CurtisEM 3Sep 1959 – Aug 1961ElectricanI made one trip to West pack on USS Blue and was station on the Blue while it was in dock dock for conversion in San Francisco.
Sayer, DavidPOI2Nov 1960 – Nov 1962MHooked up with Blue at Hunters Point SF. Fram was underway. Left her at Formosa. Thanks to Lt Bergfeld for his leadership when we lost the number one spring bearing.Good chow and a fine Engineering Dept. Brave Sailors.
Whetstone, JosephBT1Sep 1961 – Dec 1965B DivisionThis was the best ship I ever served on. Our tour when we were homeported in Japan was a blast. Best bunch of shipmates you could ever hope for. I just hope they had a good future ahead and wish them all the very best.
Dalton, GerardENS/LTJGDec 1962 – May 1964OPS
Berrong, FredETN2Jan 1, 1963 – Feb 19, 1966OEI enjoyed almost every minute that I was aboard. I remember Lt. Dalton quite well! He was an ENS before he needed to shave! But was also a damn nice EMO!
King, LutherSH3Jul 1965 – Aug 1967SupplyJ.Bulter Thanks for help me to grow in life
Maxwell, JohnnieSTG 21966 – 1967GUNNERY
Walden, WileyEM1Jun 1966 – Apr 1967EI received orders to USS Blue (DD-744) due to a crossdeck request to stay in Japan when the USS Rupertus (DD-851) returned to the USA. I later swapped with EM1 Pittman to USS Mansfield (DD-728) I returned to USA on DD-728.
Holmes, W. D.RD1Jun 1966 – Jun 1968OI
Wiggins, JamesRD 3Feb 1967 – May 1969OITonkin Gulf, Vietnam; Operation SeaDragon 1967-1968. Living in Bakersfield, CA
Miller, AlanGMG3May 1967 – Jun 1970G
McCandless, StephenSF 3Jun 15, 1968 – Jun 15, 1970R DivisionI stayed with the Blue until just before it's sinking and was transferred to USS Impervious / Honolulu, Hawaii
Schuyler, SteveFTG-3Dec 1968 – Jan 1971GMade the 69/70 WestPac on the Blue Maru! Spent a lot of it up in the Director, on the Gun Line.
Hatcher, Raymondstg-3Dec 1968 – 1970aswHey to all my old shipmates.
Faubion, EarlSTG2Jun 1969 – Mar 1970A/SMade Blue's final WestPac
Kearns, DennisMMFNJul 1969 – Jan 27, 1971 MOn the Blue for her last cruise, went through the mothballing and was onboard until the last day
Schindler, RichardETN3Aug 1, 1970 – Dec 20, 1970OpsMy first ship out of boot/tech school. Wish I'd have made a WESTPAC on her; she was decommissioned instead, just 3 weeks before we were to sail.
Jones, DavidHM11977 – 1978NavigationI left the Blue and in 3 weeks was back in Da Nang as the senior corpsman for MCB9. I am a retired dentist living at Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury in Winchester, VA 22603

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