UNDERSTANDING CREW MUSTER AND MUSTER ROLLS OF THE USS SIGSBEE DD-502 COMMISSIONING CREW, JANUARY 23, 1943

Normally all hands muster on the ship by divisions at 0800 except those on watch. Each Division roll caller has a list of crewmen who are on watch. When a man is lost overboard all crewmen are mustered on station immediately to determine who is missing or unaccounted for.

 

When a crewman was received on the DD-502 his name did not show on the Muster Roll until the following day when he answered his first roll call.

 

The Muster Rolls for the USS Sigsbee Commissioning, January 23,1943 list the crew at muster 0800 on that day and five crewmen at 0800 musters through January 26, 1943. This was the Commissioning (plank owners) crew, published 3/8/43 including the following crewmen.

 

                                      0800 Muster Date (All were on board the DD-502 the previousday)

Hicks, C E, CY                  1/27/43

Roberts, W K, Jr, S2c      1/24/43

Sciberras, W, F2c             1/24/43

Shockley, E J, CM2c       1/25/43

Woods, W E, F2c             1/24/43

 

Commissioning Muster Roll Crew

Total             307

Loss                 7 due to medical or other reasons

Forward        300

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By Webmaster, Billy Roberts November 28, 2008