Bateman, Tom, GMM1

Gunner's Mate M (Missiles)
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Petty Officer First Class
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GMM-0986-TERRIER GMLS MK-10 Mods-0 & 7 Maintenance Tech
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Gunner's Mate M (Missiles)
Primary Unit
1985-1989, GM-0986, Standby Reserve - Inactive
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00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
GMM-0000-Gunner's Mate Missiles
GM-0986-TERRIER GMLS MK-10 Mods-0 & 7 Maintenance Tech
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1976 - 1989
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GONZO Station Yacht Club Did the Ditch (Suez Canal) Maritime Warfare Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
National Rifle Association (NRA)Association of Gunner's MatesUnited States Naval InstituteVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
United States Navy Memorial United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
  1982, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  1998, Association of Gunner's Mates [Verified]
  1998, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1999, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2005, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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What are you doing now:
Network Architect for Wayne County Airport Authority, the entity that manages the Detroit Metropolitain Airport and Willow Run Airport.
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I am the webmaster of the USS Preble (DLG-15/DDG-46) website.  Stop on by and visit.

I am also the Cruiser Archive Manager at  An expansive website which provides a photographic history of every United States Navy vessel.
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  1983-1983, GM-0986, USS Wainwright (CG-28)

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 USS Wainwright (CG-28) Details

USS Wainwright (CG-28)

USS Wainwright CG-28
1975 - 1993

General Characteristics: Awarded: May 18, 1961 
Keel laid: July 2, 1962 
Launched: April 25, 1964 
Commissioned: January 8, 1966 
Decommissioned: November 15, 1993 
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine 
Propulsion system:4 - 1200 psi boilers; 2 General Electric geared turbines 
Propellers: two 
Length: 548 feet (167 meters) 
Beam: 55 feet (16.8 meters) 
Draft: 28,5 feet (8.7 meters) 
Displacement: approx. 8,100 tons 
Speed: 30+ knots 
Aircraft: one SH-2F (LAMPS 1) helicopter 
Armament: two Mk 141 Harpoon missile launchers, one Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber gun, two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, one Mk-10 missile launcher for Standard missiles (ER) and ASROC, Mk 46 torpedoes from two Mk-32 triple mounts 
Crew: 27 officers and 450 enlisted

On 30 June, Wainwright  DLG-28 was re-designated a guided missile cruiser, CG-28. 7-8/75; Med ops, one-day stop at Rota. 8/75; arrived Charleston for stand down. 9-??/75; 2d Fleet operations, inspections, and upkeep.

1976: spring; special operations and underway training, Charleston. 7/76; IN PORT New York, the International Naval Review and Operation "Sail," both in honor of the United States' Bicentennial birthday. Wainwright had the signal honor of being the focal point of both events serving as flagship for the naval review and as reviewing ship for Operation "Sail." During her service in those two capacities, she entertained Vice President Nelson D. Rockefeller, Secretary of State Kissinger, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, Admiral James L. Holloway, III, Chief of Naval Operations, and Admiral Shanahan, Commander, 2d Fleet, departed New York for Charleston, special operations and training cruises. Routine tests, inspections, evaluations, and certifications saw her through the Bicentennial year and the first three months of 1977.

1977: 3/77; third deployment to the Mediterranean. She joined the 6th Fleet officially upon arrival in Rota on 12 April and actually entered the Mediterranean the following day. Port Visits and an almost incessant schedule of training exercises-ASW drills, AAW practice, missile shoots, multinational and bilateral exercises - occupied her once again. During the last two months of 1977, typical 2d Fleet operations out of Charleston filled her schedule. Presented the Marjorie Sterett Battleship Fund Award. Battle Efficiency "E".

1978: 1/78; spent grooming for a multi threat training exercise, "READEX 1-78," which too place in February in the southern Florida and Caribbean operating areas. 2/78; Returned to Charleston, entered the Charleston Navy Shipyard on 23 February for the commencement of scheduled 13-month overhaul which concluded in March 1979.

1979: 3/79; Overhaul ended. Wainwright outfitted with the advanced Harpoon anti-shipping missile system. Deployment to the Caribbean. Pacific ocean ops during the Nicaraguan Revolution. November 27 Wainwright departs for Med cruise and black sea ops.

1980: Wainwright returns from Med cruise and Black Sea ops on May 6th. From August to November Wainwright was deployed on a North Atlantic cruise.

1981: 2/81; Med deployment. 7/81; returned to Charleston

1982: 6/82; deployed to Med as a key participant in Lebanon Contingency Operations. Escort duty during the P.L.O. evacuation from Beirut. Transited Suez canal, Indian Ocean ops for 1 month. 11/82; arrived Charleston Wainwright received the prestigious Arleigh Burke Award for fleet excellence.

1983: 3/83; entered Charleston Naval Shipyard for regular overhaul. Systems upgrade to SM2-ER Extended Range missile, 1st ship in the fleet. 12/83: Shipyard period completed.

1984: MED CRUISE 1-84 9/84; Departed Charleston for Med cruise. Exercises typical, operated in the Black Sea, Aegean Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Ionian Sea, and others. Port calls included Toulon France, Catania Sicily, Naples Italy. Haifa Israel, Barcelona, Spain, Villefranche France. Miles steamed; 39,399. 5/85; Arrived Charleston

1986: Med cruise 2A-86. USS Josephus Daniels Major Engine room Casualty; Wainwright moved up in rotation. 6/86: Departed Charleston Arrived Med for 8th Med Deployment. Operation Sea wind with the Egyptian navy. Typical Operations & exercises. Ports visited; Gaeta Italy, Palma de Majorca, Naples Italy, Marseilles France, Toarmina Sicily, Genoa Italy, 10/86; Arrived Charleston Wainwright awarded prestigious 6t Fleet TOP HAND.

1987: 9/87; Wainwright operates in NATO exercise OCEAN SAFARI 87, North Atlantic, with ships of the Navies of Canada, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, as part of Striking Force Atlantic Fleet NATO.

1988: 1/88; Departed Charleston as lead ship of Middle East Force 1-88. 2/88: entered Persian Gulf with Samuel. B. Roberts, Jack Williams, Simpson. Wainwright served as command ship. Samuel B. Roberts hits a mine. 4/88; Operation Praying Mantis, Wainwright, Simpson & Bagley destroy SIRRI gas-oil separation platform with naval gunfire. Same ships sank Iranian gunboat JOSHAN with missile and gunfire attacks after unsuccessful missile attack on Wainwright. Then Wainwright fired long range missiles on an Iranian F-4 Phantom for a kill. Wainwright awarded C.A.R., J.M.U.A., A.F.E.M. 6/88: Arrived home at Charleston "BATTLE TESTED - BATTLE PROVEN"

1989: 4-6/89; Operation Checkmate, Caribbean sea law enforcement operations. 9/89; in port Charleston for hurricane Hugo rebuilding and repairs. 10/89; Departed Charleston for Med 1-90. Supported Presidential Summit at Sea, at Malta, President Bush & Soviet President Gorbachev. 12/89; Helo crash. Port calls; Dubrovnik Yugoslavia, Monaco/Nice France, Rome Italy, Naples Italy, Valencia Spain, Palma de Majorca Spain, Toulon France, Barcelona, Spain 4/90; arrived home at Charleston

1990: In port Charleston 8/90; regular overhaul, with New Threat Upgrade installation at Metro Machine Shipyard, Norfolk, Va., 13 months.

1991; Metro Machine shipyard overhaul continues. 9/91; shipyard overhaul completed, operation testing.

1992: Wainwright assigned to USS John F. Kennedy Battle Group under the navy's new command structure realignment. 10/92; Med deployment. Adriatic Sea support for NATO Operation Provide Hope. Wainwright serves as AAW commander for a multi-national battle group.

1993: Spring; Wainwright is awarded the Battle "E. Also awarded her second Arleigh Burke Award. Named winner in the Capt. Edward Ney Memorial Award. 11/93; Decommissioned at Charleston with Vadm. Paul Reason COMSURFLANT as guest speaker. DESRON four Commodore Gnerlich informs those attending that at the time of her decommissioning Wainwright is the most decorated surface ship in the Atlantic fleet. Wainwright has earned the title of "World Class Cruiser". Wainwright tugged to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.

1993 - 2002.. Wainwright remained in mothball in Philadelphia until June. On June 12th, 2002 the ex-USS Wainwright DLG/CG-28 was sunk after having been used as a live fire target. Wainwright was struck by two Harpoon missiles on the previous day. She remained afloat overnight and was finally dispatched by two torpedoes. Wainwright rests at approximately 36 47 32N 071 37 44 W. This location is approximately 254 miles from land.


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Guided Missile Cruiser

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Last Updated: Feb 28, 2012
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
Two week ACDUTRA - August 1983. She was in the ship yard at the time receiving her New Threat Upgrade (NTU).

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54 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Wainwright (CG-28)

Trask, Marty, SCPO, (1971-1996) GM GM-0876 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Merrell, Tom, CPO, (1982-2003) GM GM-0986 Petty Officer Second Class
Maltbie, Charles, LCDR, (1977-1999) OFF 163X Lieutenant Commander
Thomas, Winston, LCDR, (1968-1998) OFF 612X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Broadnax, Larry, CWO3, (1971-1994) OFF 713X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Reinhardt, Brent, SCPO, (1972-2013) IT IT-9588 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Baylis, Ronald, SCPO, (1972-1999) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Potter, Randy, CPO, (1971-1993) SK LS-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Schumacher, Arnold, CPO, (1970-1991) HM HM-8425 Chief Petty Officer
Tarbox, Marvin, CPO, (1978-1992) BT BT-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Adams, Jeff, CWO3, (1978-2002) OS OS-0318 Petty Officer First Class
Johnson, Antonio, PO1, (1974-1994) IC IC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Kaminski, Lou, PO1, (1978-1984) FT FT-1165 Petty Officer First Class
Mann, Joe, PO2, (1979-1984) HT HT-4951 Petty Officer First Class
Miller, Rodney, CPO, (1972-1992) QM QM-9502 Petty Officer First Class
Miller, Rodney, CPO, (1972-1992) QM QM-9502 Petty Officer First Class
Porter, Ron, PO1, (1976-1987) OS OS-0318 Petty Officer First Class
Turbyfill, Walter, PO1, (1979-2000) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Zanders, William, PO1, (1969-1992) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bernards, Richard, CPO, (1978-1999) BT BT-4502 Petty Officer Second Class
Buchner, Steve, CPO, (1975-1998) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Chiappetta, Jerome, PO1, (1980-2002) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Clark, Daniel, PO2, (1980-1984) ET ET-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Coogan, Chris, PO2, (1980-1986) FC FC-1116 Petty Officer Second Class
Gagnon, John, PO2, (1980-1984) BT BT-4533 Petty Officer Second Class
Martin, Raymond, PO1, (1980-2002) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
McBride, James, PO2, (1982-1986) GMM GMM-0986 Petty Officer Second Class
Moore, Jim, PO2, (1981-1987) OS OS-0318 Petty Officer Second Class
Neely, Fred, CPO, (1979-2003) RM RM-2318 Petty Officer Second Class
Ray, Alfred, PO2, (1979-1993) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Swaggerty, Wayne, PO1, (1979-1989) BT BT-4513 Petty Officer Second Class
Talley, John, PO2, (1981-1986) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Abney, Ron, PO1, (1982-2002) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Brooker, Leon, CPO, (1983-2005) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Donohue, Neil, CPO, (1977-1997) FT FT-1165 Petty Officer Third Class
Hackman, Richard, PO1, (1970-2010) DS DS-1623 Petty Officer Third Class
Heberer, Fred, PO2, (1980-1988) ET ET-1473 Petty Officer Third Class
Hempfield, Phillip, SCPO, (1982-2004) FC FC-1127 Petty Officer Third Class
Hinnant, Patrick, SCPO, (1983-2005) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Martin, Tony, CPO, (1978-2002) DS DS-1616 Petty Officer Third Class
Mervin, Johnny, PO1, (1979-1999) DK DK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Ricklefs, Daniel, PO2, (1982-1990) GMM GMM-0986 Petty Officer Third Class
TAPIA, PAUL, CPO, (1982-2004) PC PC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Ingersoll, Tony, SN, (1981-1983) BM BM-0000 Seaman
Brown, Arthur, PO2, (1981-1986) HM HM-0000 Hospitalman
Davis, Glen, SA, (1983-1985) SN SN-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Anderson, Steven, LCDR, (1974-1994) Lieutenant
Dodderer, Timothy, CPO, (1971-1996) Petty Officer First Class
Nieri, John, PO1, (1981-1987) Petty Officer First Class
Crase, Scott, PO2, (1981-1985) Petty Officer Second Class
Stevens, Larry, SCPO, (1982-2004) Petty Officer Second Class
Bohmer, John, PO3, (1981-1985) Petty Officer Third Class
Steed, William, CPO, (1982-2006) Petty Officer Third Class
Cole, Larry, PO2 Petty Officer Third Class

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