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USS Dewey (DDG 45) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Dewey (DDG 45). 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 349 crew members registered for the USS Dewey (DDG 45).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1971 | 1972 – 1975 | 1976 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Johnson, Brent Aka ChickenE3 OS0000 – Aug 30, 1990operationsmy first ship got the nick name chicen because i got the chicken poxs when we were on our last 6 mounth deployment.
Rickey, WestermanE4/BT3Jun 10, 1079 – Apr 6, 1981Unitas cruse was one of the best times I ever had. I made many good friends. If anyone remembers me, E-mail me at. rw0483@yahoo.com
Vestal, BillCS 3Nov 1, 1959 – May 15, 1961SupplyMy brother Darrel Vestal also served on the Dewey, coming aboard right after I put her in commission on Dec.7,1959. I still have my Plank Owner Certificate hanging on the wall in my office.
Strogen, PaulET21960 – 1962OEI went aboard Dewey after graduating from ET'A' School and left Dewey to go to ET 'B' School after re-enlisting nfor 6 years to qualify for the school.
Fifield, BruceFTM2Feb 10, 1960 – Dec 2, 19624th - FT'sWent aboard the Dewey (DLG-14) as a GSSN converted to FTSN. Was on board for all the early shake-down stuff (Boston, Gitmo, etc.), '60-'61 Caribbean Cruises and the '62 Cuban Missile crisis. Would like to hear from old shipmates.
Lucot, JackFTM2Jun 10, 1960 – Dec 20, 19624thI thoroughly enjoyed my time on the Dewey. Especially the Northern European and numerous Carribean cruises. I would like to hear from any shipmate that remembers me
Strogen, PaulETR2Aug 1960 – May 1963OEI still remember those cruises to the Carribbean and the 27 knot runs into port with Cmdr. Zumwalt in command. The warm nights on deck, watching the wake and the stars...liberty on the Riviera, La Spezia and naples. What a life that was!
Jarrell, TomETN2Aug 1960 – Aug 1962Like to find the other members of the ET crew. I see Paul listed.
Hanes, RobertRD31962 – 1963OIWas aboard DLG 14 Dewey during the Cuban crisis and blockcade in 62' and made a few cruises
Larson, CharlesRM21962 – May 1964OCMany trips to the Caribbean. Remember the Cuban missile crisis and the 63-64 Med cruise. Lots of great memories of a fantastic crew and ship.
Rubin, LawrenceGMM 21962 – 19632NDGREAT FRIENDS AND MEMORIES
Curry, James A.RMSAApr 1962 – May 1963OC1st ship..reporte on board right out or RM "A" school at Bainbridge, Md. (CLASS 9-61)..on board for 1 year and then transferred to the U.S.S. Long Beach (CG(N)-9..major memory was the Cuban Missle Crisis....
Kreger, RobertBT 2Jan 2, 1963 – May 3, 1963BCAME ABOARD JUST BEFORE YARD PERIOD, GOT OFF JUST BEFORE GITMO AND GOING TO THE MED. WORKED IN FORWARD FIREROOM.
Leonard, JimSNApr 1963 – Sep 12, 1966com
Kovach, GeorgeMM3Aug 30, 1963 – Dec 9, 1966MaintenanceI was on the DLG_14 for 4 years and am looking to see if any of my crew mates are still around. If so contact me to say hi.
Porter, PhilMM21965 – 1967Made one Med cruise and many trips to Carribean. Worked in forward engine room. Downey MMC and Blackell MM1 Engineering officer was Brookshire, Ltcd We had a great bowling team.
Odonohue, TroySM31965 – 19673rdAfter Discharge became A Police Officer in New York City and retired fm that job as a Lieutenant in 1988. Went onto an acting career and played Eddie Gibson on NYPD Blue for a number of years .
Belden, Denny  NEWFT31965 – 19663" gunPicked up the ship in San Remo during Med cruise, Italy. Great ship. Looking for Pete Peterson. Chief Starcher, Captain Bradley, Ralph Diamond, Bill Bolden, Bob Dawson, Don Olwig were some of the names I remember.
Anzalone, EdwardSTG3Mar 1965 – Oct 19683RDLive and learn!
Hardy, Bill "Hatch"GMM2Aug 4, 1965 – Aug 6, 1966GM Div Terrier Guided MissileLast year of 4yr hitch, in the Real Navy! lol Life on a Destroyer, diff from the CLG-7. Rec'd an 89 day "Cut" to attend Fla State Univ. Enjoyed my year in Norfolk. Luv'd the Ace-Duce Club & the TopHat Club on beach!
Harper, FredFTM 3Sep 1, 1965 – Jan 27, 1967FoxDid one cruse in the Carribean then to drydock in Portsmouth, VA
Smith, Richard "smitty"SNSep 4, 1965 – May 9, 1966FT (4th?)Came to the ship right out of boot camp waiting FT A school. 3 months in 1st Div. under BM1 Douglas, awful experience. Last 4 months in 4th Division, some of the best guys I ever met: Weckerle, Record, Mcilwane. Am now an attny for NLRB.
Wallace, Dan..."Gomer"MM3Feb 6, 1966 – Jun 6, 1968MBIG FUN WITH #2 engineroom pals in Puerto Rico, Jamaica, St. Thomas, Ft. Lauderdale, Norfunk, Gitmo"the pier brawl", Subic, attempting to rescue the Pueblo, Sasebo, Nagasaki and Beppu. Fond memories of the steamin demon.
Gavelek, JohnETN2Sep 14, 1966 – Nov 1, 1969OEThe Dewey took me to see a lot of the world and brought me home safely. I am on Facebook. There are also several USS DEWEY groups. Email me at: aka_searogue@hotmail.com
Bohannon, Joseph Bogmm3Jun 14, 1967 – Nov 17, 1970gm
Finnerty, Jim profile iconSNOct 18, 1967 – Dec 3, 19681st Division
Mueller, Walter (Ted)RD31968 – 1970Radar
Smith, Dennis (Smitty)GMMSN-GMM2Jan 5, 1968 – Jul 19692ndI was helmsman when we hit the anchor buoy and went in Toulon dry dock.
Munn, VicFTMJul 1968 – Jun 1969FoxWas aboard during the boiler explosion while anchored in Toulon, FR.
Steward, GarySH-3Jul 10, 1968 – Jul 30, 1969Ship Serviceman I was on the U.S.S. Dewey DLG-14 in Toulon ,France when the captain blew up the forward fire room after the boilers had only been on cold iron for less than 8 hours . Three sailors lost there lives needlessly .
Clemens, Clark (Clem)IC1Aug 1968 – Nov 1969E Div
Steward, GaryE-4Sep 15, 1968 – Sep 5, 1969Supply Looking for all crew members that was on board the day of Boiler Exsplosion\Fire ( 9-04-1969) I have a problem VERIFYING I was on board that day ; I was ; they say I wasn't ??? HELP Please reply I need help on this . Gary A. Steward S
Fritz Jr., Harry "rick"SNOct 1968 – Nov 1969
Moser, Billqm1970 – Dec 22, 1972navcame aboard in philly had a great time in subic bay became a shell back boy that was fun use to play guitar they called me moe got out the day we got back look me up on face book William moser sunrise fla
Deweyreunion, MacsETCMJan 2, 1970 – Dec 14, 1972OE
Clark, FredEM3Aug 1, 1970 – Aug 30, 1972R DivisionAssigned to PreCom detail in Norfolk out of A school, then sea trials out of Philly and finally commissioned, home port Newport.
Witte, SparkyDLG 14Sep 1970 – Nov 1972SINGLEMANI worked signal gang.Tilly,Gene Suggs,John Garceau, Tom Bacon,Charles Winchell,Charles davey I mess cooked Looking for Mike Irwin, Gary Maddox, Q Pine, Charlie Ringled, Donald Bacon, Lewis Longo,Jerry Bissonet, and more!
McGovern, James SeamusOS2Nov 16, 1970 – Dec 22, 1973OPS
Feliciano, Efrain (Paco)SEAMANJan 15, 1971 – Nov 16, 1972Boatswain matePlank Owner 1971 Shellback 1971 Escorted the USS America to Vietnam1971
Miller, RichardOS3Feb 28, 1971 – Jan 24, 1974OSDewey was a great ship, loved the relationship with my shipmates. Taps to a great OS John (Jack) Grace. Any Dewey members of my era always welcome to contact me.
Ray, FrankHMCMay 1971 – Oct 1973Admin
Minestra, Mike(Minnie)OS3Jun 10, 1971 – Aug 15, 1974OperationsLooking for any old shipmates, especially operations and first div. I have a lot of stories with missing pieces would like to catch up with my buddies and compare notes.
Worster, Roland (Ron)FTM1Sep 1971 – Dec 1972Lead FTM and MK 119 Computer Supervisor. Put "Dewey" back into commission after overhaul at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.
Waller, MikeFTM2Sep 1971 – Apr 1974FOXServed in the Missile Weapons Computer Room. Great time onboard from Pre-Com till separation in '74. Two cruise, WesPac in '72 and Med in '73. Wouldn't trade the experience for anything.
Lamphere, MarkOSN TO OS2Oct 10, 1971 – Oct 10, 1975radarman/operations specialistHad a lot of fun, learned to drink to well ( sober 22 years). Survived martial law in subic bay and Athens Greece.Would like to find info on Randy Learch, mark nicholy, jim ratay an John Kirby. My phone # listed in Milton Vermont
Worrell, BillyMM3Oct 20, 1971 – Jun 20, 1974MI was in the forward engineroom (Main Control).

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