Pomrenke, Walter, BTCS

Boiler Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
BT-4503-Main Propulsion Steam Generating Plant Inspector
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Boiler Technician
Primary Unit
1992-1993, BT-4503, USS Lockwood (FF-1064)
Previously Held NEC
BT-4512-Automatic Combustion Control (Hagen) Maintenanceman
BT-4513-Automatic Combustion Control (General Regulator) Maintenanceman
Service Years
1975 - 1995
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Neptune Subpoena
Cold War
BT-Boiler Technician
Four Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Post 5890, Rio Rancho PostPost 43
  1986, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1996, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 5890, Rio Rancho Post (Member) (Rio Rancho, New Mexico) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, American Legion, Post 43 (Member) (Homestead, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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  1990-1992, BT-4503, USS Prairie (AD-15)

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USS Prairie (AD-15) Unit Page

Senior Chief Petty Officer

BT-4503-Main Propulsion Steam Generating Plant Inspector

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 USS Prairie (AD-15) Details

USS Prairie (AD-15)

Hull number AD-15 Dixie Class Destroyer Tender:
Laid down, 7 December 1938, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Launched, 9 December 1939
Commissioned USS Prairie (AD-15), 5 August 1940, CAPT. John B. W. Waller in command
During World War II Prairie was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
During the Vietnam War Prairie participated in the following campaign:

  • Vietnam War Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Vietnam Ceasefire Campaign, 16 t o17 March 1973
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 26 March 1993
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Title transfer to MARAD, 1 April 1993
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 2 April 2 1993 (some sources indicate 6 April 1993) to "Nishant Import & Export" of the United Arab Emirates for $960,000. Towed to India in April 1993 and scrapped
  • USS Prairie earned one campaign star for Vietnam War service
Displacement 18,000 t. (lim) 
Length 530' 6" 
Beam 73' 4" 
Draft 24' 5" 
Speed 19.6 kts (trial) 
officer 123
enlisted 1,576 
four single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts
four single 40mm AA gun mounts
two 3pdr gun mounts
Aft two 5"/38 mounts and all 40mm gun mounts later removed, and helicopter platform added 
Largest boom capacity 20 t. 
Ship's Service Generators four 750Kw 450V A.C. 
Fuel Capacity
NFSO 24,555 Bbls.
Diesel 2,705 Bbls. 
two New York Shipbuilding Parsons-design steam turbines
four Babcock & Wilcox "A" (three drum expansion type) boilers 485psi 720°.
double De Laval Main Reduction Gear
two propellers, 11,000shp

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit

Tender/ Repair Ship

Created/Owned By
MM Summers, Nicole (minnie mouse), MMFN 105

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2008
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217 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Prairie (AD-15)

Parks, Skip, SCPO, (1974-1994) BT BT-4503 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Ansel, Albert, PO1, (1976-1994) BT BT-4513 Petty Officer First Class
Hubbard, Kevin, PO1, (1985-1994) BT BT-4505 Petty Officer Second Class
Jenkins, Ed, PO1, (1985-2005) BT BT-4505 Petty Officer Second Class
Mahle, Kendrick, PO2, (1980-1990) BT BT-4502 Petty Officer Second Class
Padilla, Michael, PO1, (1980-2002) BT BT-4505 Petty Officer Second Class
Raines, Kenneth, PO3, (1984-1990) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Wenzel, Dustyn, PO3, (1987-1991) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Garza, Rolando, PO3, (1988-1992) BT BT-4502 Fireman
Huffman, Thomas, CDR, (1967-1993) OFF 220X Commander
Morgan, Frank, LCDR, (1963-1993) OFF 613X Lieutenant Commander
Mosley, Samantha, MCPO, (1988-2014) DT DT-0000 Other Service Rank
CALICA, ROMULO, MCPO, (1968-1995) MM MM-4294 Master Chief Petty Officer
Potter, Laurie, CMC, (1977-1998) YN YN-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
[Name Withheld], (1972-2000) BM BM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Gonzales, Ron, MCPO, (1977-2007) HT HT-4955 Chief Petty Officer
Hopping, Katherine, CPO HM HM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Hopping, Randy, CPO, (1973-1996) TM TM-0746 Chief Petty Officer
Liput, Greg, CPO, (1971-1991) HT HT-4956 Chief Petty Officer
Martin, Peter, CPO, (1971-1991) BM BM-0164 Chief Petty Officer
McElroy, Eumikia, CPO, (1979-2000) RM RM-2318 Chief Petty Officer
Shannon, Patrick (Mike), CWO4, (1978-2008) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Vogel, John, CPO, (1971-1991) RM RM-2313 Chief Petty Officer
Wyatt, Kenneth, CPO, (1979-1999) GSM GSM-4124 Chief Petty Officer
Alexander, Kenneth, CPO, (1982-2003) HT HT-4946 Petty Officer First Class
Anderson, Gary, PO1, (1980-1995) MS MS-3538 Petty Officer First Class
Arbogast, Thomas, PO1, (1978-1998) HT HT-4946 Petty Officer First Class
Bump, Karen, CPO, (1983-2007) EN EN-4291 Petty Officer First Class
Callahan, Mike, PO1, (1978-1998) ET ET-1588 Petty Officer First Class
Clayton, Rose, LTJG, (1983-1999) ET ET-9526 Petty Officer First Class
Cohen, Bruce, PO1, (1982-1992) DC DC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Cowell, Nick, CPO, (1983-2007) GM GMT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Davis, Carlton, PO1, (1980-2000) MR MR-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Dolengo, Shirley, SCPO, (1981-2003) IC IC-4718 Petty Officer First Class
Dopp, Diana, PO1, (1982-2002) DP DP-2731 Petty Officer First Class
Farmer (Jett) (Holl, Donna, PO1, (1982-1992) DP DP-2755 Petty Officer First Class
Fema, Jeffrey, PO2, (1975-1995) GM GM-0812 Petty Officer First Class
Ferguson, Michael, PO1, (1982-2003) GS GSM-4126 Petty Officer First Class
Grant, James, CPO, (1972-2002) DC DC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Greenwald, Evan, PO1, (1978-1994) DP DP-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Imes, David, CPO, (1978-1999) ET ET-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Jamerson, Daniel, CPO, (1979-2004) DC DC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
McKenna, Lauren, PO1, (1981-1996) SH SH-3111 Petty Officer First Class
Noll, Gary, PO1, (1982-1992) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Patterson, Terry MM MM-4204 Petty Officer First Class
Robel, Russell, SCPO, (1983-2006) LI LI-3601 Petty Officer First Class
Smiciklas, Pete, PO1, (1984-1999) ND ND-5342 Petty Officer First Class
Thompson, Donita, PO1, (1983-1992) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Vidal, Vinci, CPO, (1980-2004) HT HT-4955 Petty Officer First Class
Whitworth, John B, PO1, (1962-1974) IC IC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Campbell, Timothy, PO2, (1984-1992) IC IC-4716 Petty Officer Second Class
Carlson, Dustin, SCPO, (1988-Present) ST ST-0459 Petty Officer Second Class
Chavarry Jr., Pablo, PO1, (1982-2002) GM GMG-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Davis, Henry, PO1, (1987-2011) ML ML-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Dennis, Daniel, SCPO, (1986-2006) GS GSM-4128 Petty Officer Second Class
Eckert, Gregory, PO2, (1988-1997) ET ET-1444 Petty Officer Second Class
Edwards, Dee, PO1, (1988-2010) LS LS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Fields, Alan, SCPO, (1982-2005) HT HT-4943 Petty Officer Second Class
Francis, Edward, PO2, (1984-1992) MM MM-9348 Petty Officer Second Class

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