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USS Briareus (AR 12) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Briareus (AR 12). 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 27 crew members registered for the USS Briareus (AR 12).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Marshall, ArgleCHIEF PETTY OFFICERMar 1942 – Aug 1945Diesel Repair ShopI started on the ship as a First Class MMC in charge of a group to do repair work on the ship. Then I was promoted to Chief MMC and we moved around the harbor repairing ships which had been damaged. I was proud to serve my country.
Norton, JimmyCHIEF PETTY OFFICER1943 – 1945 Supply Corps
Donaldson, Earl/mike1943 – 1945My dad passed 2/08. He was 17 when he joined and had a tattoo of Briareus on his arm. He told many tales of his time onboard during WWII. I have an orig. transcript of the ship's history and many pics during WWII if anyone is interested.
Giese, GeorgeCivilian1943 – 1945CivilianMy father served on the USS Briareus. He is looking for others that served as well.
Condi, Leonard1944 –
Webster, Ermal Maxwell (Max)?1944 –?My grandpa Max Webster was on this ship during world war 2, he died in 2008. It wasn't till as recently as august 2011 that i finally found his old scrap book from his navy days. He never told us much unfortunately.
Gayton, JohnLT.Jan 1, 1944 – Oct 29, 1945Hull Repair - Also, Navigator
Quinn, William P.two stripesMar 12, 1944 – Jul 12, 1946don't knowDad served working with sheet metal. He is still alive and writes maritime history books, his most famous is Shipwrecks Around Cape Cod.
Davis, Sidney Eugune (Nickname Duck)e5May 7, 1944 – Mar 10, 1946NavyThis membership is in honor of my dad who served aboard the Briareus in WWII . Dad was from Macon GA . Tow headed and skinny. Nicknamed Duck .
Baxter, James RobertSeaman Second Class1945 – Nov 1945Navy ReserveThis was my father. His discharge paperwork says he was a V-6 with USNR. He was a mechanist I am trying to find ANYTHING to do with his service on this boat. I would love to have group photos if anyone has them.
Buncie, DonaldS1cMay 31, 1945 – Dec 11, 1945Pacific Fleet
Del Mauro, ArthurSlcFeb 3, 1946 – Apr 1, 1946XXXVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
Coy, HowardETSN1951 – 1955Repair Division
Maida, Bill3RD CLASS PETTY OFFICER / ELECTRICIANJul 26, 1951 – Apr 16, 19556th
Vandigriff, JohnET11952 – 1954Electronics Repair Division
Davis, Beverly (ColonelSEAMANJan 10, 1952 – Jan 1, 1953PostmasterServed aboard the Briareus AR 12 about two years 1952 to 1953 as Postmaster. My nickname was Colonel Davis. The Captian at that time was Obrien
Fabrizio, Robert/bobFP2Apr 1, 1952 – Dec 31, 1955Construction & RepairLooking for shipmates of Robert Fabrizio. Served as a pipefitter on the USS Briareus from about 1952-1955. Trying to get more information about the work of the Briareus and his role on the ship.
Skinner, DonaldME3Oct 12, 1952 – Aug 12, 1955
Wenner, Edward JLT. (JG)Aug 1953 – Aug 1955OperationsOperations-Communications-Personnel Officer
Benson, JohnJan 1, 1954 – Dec 31, 1955Hospital Corpsmanserved as hospital corpsman for approx. two years would like to hear from anyone .jb42543@frontiernet.net
Joseph Thomas, JoeYN1Aug 3, 1954 – Jun 3, 1958OperationsOn board USS Briareus 1954, a Yeoman striker with LTJG Wenner & Andrew Jack in Capts Office. Decommissioned in 55. Xfer to USS Chukawan till '57. 3 Med cruises. NAS Mayport FL. Made YN1 in Reserves.
Richard, JoeMR31959 – 1960M DIV I was assigned to the machine shop along with a friend from MMA school Ray or Steve Cochran I believe. We both passed our exames and became MR3. Soon after I was transfered. I'd like to hear from him if he reads this.
Schietinger, Richard.....(rick)MM1Feb 2, 1959 – Feb 2, 1960MACHINERYWORKED IN ENGINE ROOM. ALSO MAINTAINED AND REPAIRED LARGE NUMBER OF MOTHBALLED NAVY SHIPS. ALSO WORKED IN MACHINE SHOP.
Miller, ThomasFA-SFM3Oct 1959 – Oct 1960R DIVIWAS SENT THERE FOR ON THE JOB TRAINING. WORKING OUT OF THE SHIPFITTERS SHOP ON THE SHIPS IN MOTHBALLS. I LEARNED A LOT FROM LOCKLEAR SF1 FARREL SFM2 AND OTHERS. IT WAS A GREAT YEAR IN MY NAVY LIFE.
Gall, JoeFNNov 20, 1960 – Jul 10, 1961DH unitI was NOT a member of ships' company. I lived aboard while serving at ResFltLant. We were caretakers of the mothballed ships and worked out of the motor rewind shop. Great duty.
Harrelson, JohnMM2Feb 1963 – Mar 1965SecurityUSS Briarus was listed as IC/OS and permantly docked at Portsmouth Virginia and used for personel berthing quarters for mothball fleet. I was Stationed there for my shore duty rotation
McCoy, GeorgeYN3Mar 8, 1966 – Jan 8, 1968Maintenance OfficeI was stationed at the NAVINACTSHIPMAINTFAC in Portsmouth when the Briarus was used as an office and birthing for the crew. Our job was to supply other navy ships with replacement parts taken off the mothballed ships th

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