Carter, John, CPO

Data Systems Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Data Systems Technician
Primary Unit
1997-2000, DS-1615, Fleet Technical Support Center (FTSCPAC)
Previously Held NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
DS-1684-CG/CGN/DDG CDS Upgrade Data Display Technician
DS-1636-AN/UYK4 Computer Maintenance
DS-1622-CDS Upgrade Computer/Peripheral Maintenance Technician
DS-1615-Shipboard Tactical Data Systems Technician
Service Years
1969 - 2000
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Magellan
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Emerald Shellback
Panama Canal
DS-Data Systems Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Navy Chief Initiated

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Providing technical support to the Fleet in the areas of CDS/ACDS, AEGIS Link, and CEC.
Other Comments:
Not Specified
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  1970-1972, EM-0000, USS Prairie (AD-15)

EM-Electrician's Mate

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USS Prairie (AD-15) Unit Page

Petty Officer Third Class

EM-0000-Electrician's Mate

San Diego, CA

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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 26, 2007
Memories For This Unit

Best Moment
Liberty in Hong Kong

Worst Moment
Shellback Initiation


Other Memories
We were allowed to have beards back then. Prairie had wood decks which were easier on the knees during our Shellback festivities.

My Photos For This Unit
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92 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Prairie (AD-15)

Mitchell, Daniel, PO2, (1970-1978) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Milligan, Richard, PO3, (1969-1975) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
CABBETT, DAN, PO2, (1968-1972) EM EM-0000 Fireman
Milligan, Richard, FA, (1969-1975) EM EM-0000 Fireman Apprentice
Norlund, Lewis, SCPO, (1969-1992) EM EM-4615 Petty Officer Third Class
Scappaticci, Paul, PO3, (1970-1974) EM EM-4621 Petty Officer Third Class
Copley, Donald, (1967-1971) WT WT-0000 [Other Service Rank]
Clayton, LeRoy, CWO4, (1957-1983) OFF 751X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Liput, Greg, CPO, (1971-1991) HT HT-4956 Chief Petty Officer
Adams, Arnold, PO1, (1966-1972) ET ET-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Allen, Jerry, PO1, (1957-1976) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Allen, Larry, PO1, (1966-1972) FTG FTG-1127 Petty Officer First Class
Barraza, Jesus, PO1, (1963-1985) 00 9512 Petty Officer First Class
DiMaggio, Donald, CWO3, (1963-1987) RM RM-2319 Petty Officer First Class
Whetten, Dennis, PO1, (1972-1992) HM HM-8404 Petty Officer First Class
Adams, Dennis, CPO, (1967-1990) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Brown, Carey, PO2, (1967-1975) ET ET-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ciciotti, Andrew, PO2, (1970-1975) 00 00E Petty Officer Second Class
Colton, Don, MCPO, (1967-1992) DC DC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Coons, Dana, PO2, (1968-1974) ETN ETN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Dickinson, Martin, PO2, (1972-1976) OS OS-0326 Petty Officer Second Class
Johnson, Kenneth, PO2, (1967-1976) TM TM-0746 Petty Officer Second Class
Lovel, Clyde, PO2, (1972-1976) 00 00E Petty Officer Second Class
Martino, Robert, PO2, (1972-1979) SK SK-2829 Petty Officer Second Class
Mattie, Joe, PO2, (1965-1976) GMG GMG-0872 Petty Officer Second Class
Medina, Richard, PO2, (1969-1973) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Raymond, Edwin, CMC, (1963-1985) ET ET-1588 Petty Officer Second Class
Schrupp, Duane, PO1, (1967-1977) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Amith, Ricardo, PO3, (1972-1981) MM MM-3302 Petty Officer Third Class
Ashcraft, John, PO3, (1966-1970) TM TM-0718 Petty Officer Third Class
Backstrom, Dennis, PO3, (1971-1975) DP DP-2702 Petty Officer Third Class
Bienstock, Allen, PO3, (1967-1970) LI LI-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Billingsley, Charles, PO3, (1972-1974) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Canterberry, Ed, PO3, (1972-1976) TM TM-0718 Petty Officer Third Class
Gorman, Charles, PO3, (1970-1978) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hamilton, Festus, PO3, (1967-1970) CS CS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hicks, Rodney, PO3, (1966-1970) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hill, Danny, PO3, (1969-1973) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hill, Earnest, PO3, (1968-1972) TM TM-0718 Petty Officer Third Class
James, Frank, PO3, (1972-1975) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kametz, John, PO3, (1969-1973) FTG FTG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
KENDLE, JEFF, PO3, (1969-1975) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
McManus, Keith, PO3, (1966-1970) AK AK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
McNair, David, PO1, (1968-1989) PH PH-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Morton, Robert, PO3, (1970-1973) MR MR-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Richards, Larry, PO3, (1969-1973) MR MR-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Sikora, Rick, PO3, (1972-1975) ET ET-1503 Petty Officer Third Class
Slater, Gary, PO3, (1968-1971) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Smith, David, PO3, (1969-1973) RM RM-2318 Petty Officer Third Class
Tillotson, George, PO3, (1972-1975) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Tracy, Peter, PO3, (1966-1970) IC IC-4711 Petty Officer Third Class
Williams, Rett, PO3, (1969-1971) FT FT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Moretta, Giovanni, SN, (1968-1970) BM BM-0000 Seaman First Class
Bowling, David, SN, (1972-1975) BM BM-0000 Seaman
Bowling, David, SN, (1972-1975) BM BM-0000 Seaman
Brees, Jim, SN, (1972-1977) BM BM-0000 Seaman
David, Criss, SN, (1972-1978) QM QM-0000 Seaman
Egert, Richard, CPO, (1968-1988) QM QM-0000 Seaman
Farran, Robert, SN, (1972-1978) PC PC-0000 Seaman

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