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USS Belknap (CG 26) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Belknap (CG 26). 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 516 crew members registered for the USS Belknap (CG 26).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1966 | 1967 – 1970 | 1971 – 1973 | 1974 – 1975 | 1978 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1992 | 1993 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Nichols, ToddLTJG1974 – 1975ASW Officer
Bird, SteveRM31974 –ORAnybody remember the UNITAS cruise.....Best ship I served in...
Snyder, "Lee"SK21974 – 1975SupplyWas one of the last of the collision crew to depart at Philly.
Camden, VicOS31974 – 1975opsI was released from the Navy a few months before the Belknap and the Kennedy collided in the Med. I'm presently a dentist living in Wytheville, VA.
Khan, Abdul KHM31974 – 1975NXWas corpsman on the Uss Belknap -homeported in Norfolk, Va.Was picked up from airport by sonarman Lassen for my first shipboard assignment early 74.Was on Unitas 15 cruise. Left ship while drydocked in Portsmouth, VA 1975.I knew MM1Cass,
Khan, Abdul KHM31974 – 1975NXWas the ships doc with CPO Archie l. Grant.Always rememberENS BRIZEE,Lt SENECHAL,WO WHITTAKER,CPO CLOW,LASSEN, CASS,BRAMER,TIMAS,PEREZ,RENFRO,the snipes,quartermasters.et's and all others on Unitas15 cruise.I was there doc.God bless all.
Henne, ChristopherRM31974 – Jul 1975CommunicationsSeparated July 1975. Navy wanted me to extend for upcoming Med Cruise. No thanks. I did love that ship though. Proud to have served
Buras, Markenfa1974 – 1975engineeringI will never forget the night of Nov. 22 1975
Poey, Thomas/tommmJan 1974 – 1976engine deptMY middle brother was below deck during the collision and I was 14 i remember my dad waiting for the call that he was all right. i was so scared. Iove all ya`ll for serving and god bless the ones that did nomake it.
Travers, BruceEM2Feb 1974 – Feb 1976EngineeringGreat crew, great times! One of the last to walk off her in Philly after the long tow home.
Mockapetris, PeterBT2Feb 25, 1974 – Dec 20, 1975BI never did like carriers
Roberts, DavidOS1Mar 1974 – Jul 1975OI
Wrieden, Artnc1NC1Apr 1, 1974 – Oct 1, 1975NXHad not seen this website before today. Left shortly before the collision but lost a good friend and good shipmates on that night. She was a great ship and had a wonderful captain and crew.
Milnes, JeffMMFNApr 15, 1974 – Jan 31, 1976M, EngineeringHave photos of ship in flames from 22Nov75. Have on CD.
Hawkins, MarkHTFNApr 20, 1974 – Dec 20, 1975EngineeringHey everyone, My ship was one of the ships that night, that gave rescue and support. And i remember the collision like it was yesterday. I setup a decon station, and montior the men for radiation. My recording & report were surppress.
Whelehan, JoeQMSNMay 1974 – Apr 1975NavMy most memorable time in the Navy. Great ship, greater people. Thank you all for the life-long memories.
Fleming, MarkOS3Jun 15, 1974 – Dec 1, 1974Admiral Staff/OISailed on Unitas 15
Bores, KennethSNJun 16, 1974 – Jan 22, 1975decki was on the bridge during the collision
Umbriaco, MikeQM2Sep 14, 1974 – Jan 15, 1976Ops NavigationBelknap was one of the most significant life experiences, in many ways, for me. I get to see our CO Capt Shaffer every year at the Belknap Reunions .It is a real treat for all of us whom we credit saving our lives.
Mennel, ChrisET3Oct 1974 – Dec 1974OE - communicationsOnly on board a short time between ET schools and Nuc School - But made some good friends who I regret I have not kept in contact with - crossing the equator with my friend Tim is a memory I still enjoy with all the pictures.
Mira, RalphSeaman signalmanNov 15, 1974 – 1975Communications Naples Italy--Peroni beer was horrible--the BlueBird club-- Mystery meat burgers on the pier---no, I don't want to buy a Cameo---cabbies in $200 suits with jaded, dead, predatory eyes. Holy crap, that woman is a man.
Del Campo, YvonneDon't know1975 – 1976Don't knowMy Brother, William (Bill) Sanchez was on the USS Belknap when it collided. I believe he then was in the Navy until 1976.
Geesey, DougSK2Jan 1975 – Aug 1975S-1
Namen, SamSTGMar 1975 – Dec 1975
Lindsey, TimEW2Mar 1975 – Nov 1975Electronic Warfare CrewBelknap was the best ship I served on in my 6 yrs Navy service. The crash of 11/22/75 changed my life and the lives of many others. My very good friend, Gordon St. Marie died in the fire - God bless his memory! I live in SE Ohio.
McCoy, JeffsaMar 1975 – Nov 30, 1975Deck I was aboard during the crash with the JFK
Budd, MichaelSEAMANMar 10, 1975 –Sonarwas aboard during collision
Preston, RichardOSSNMar 15, 1975 – Dec 28, 1975OI
Preston, RichardOSSNApr 1, 1975 – Jan 22, 1976ops
Thomas, SheltersMSSNMay 1975 – Dec 1975supplyI was on board to Sicily
Burman, JosephICFAMay 1, 1975 –EBest and worse of times... Anyone interested in contacting me...71 Brackett Ave Peaks Island Maine 04108 (207) 766-2565
Lange, JohnICFAMay 5, 1975 – Dec 21, 1975EI turned 19 during my short tour of duty. I will never forget the experience.
Decker, JonathanQMCJun 16, 1975 –NavigationServed through the collision and was involved in all events through the final decommissioning . Retired on October 1 1991 as CWO4 currently residing in Bessemer Michigan.
Hug, MaxBTFAJul 1975 – Feb 1976B
Ackley, AllenEWCJul 1975 – Dec 1975OE
Niblack, NiteliteRMSAJul 1975 – Nov 1975CR - CommunicationsI have never forgotten Belknap. I wish we had gone to NY for the big party. She was one great ship. It was a rough cruise before the collision. We were one fantastic crew.
Mitchell, BubbaRM2Jul 1, 1975 – Nov 18, 1975ocserved signal bridge
Plowman, WilliamBT-3Jul 17, 1975 – Dec 21, 1975BMeeting the Kennedy was a lifetime eye opening experiance
Hurder, DavidQMSNAug 1975 – Dec 1975Navigation
Chenault, Robert (Dale)mm2Aug 12, 1975 – Nov 29, 1975a gangON BOARD A SHORT TIME DUE TO THE COLLISION WITH THE USS JFK
Goins, Kenneth "Tom"IC 2Sep 1, 1975 – Nov 1975EOnly on board a short time before the collision, but what a great crew. Capt. Schaffer was the best.
Burger, DennisOSSASep 9, 1975 – Dec 20, 1975OI
Wilson, PaulRMSNSep 15, 1975 – Dec 15, 1975CRI reported and was in berthing when the world shook and a sound like a huge metal ball falling down a metal ladder alerted the Sailors in the Comm Berthing and then the sound of collision rang we were trapped by smoke.
Huddleston, HudGMMOct 1975 – Feb 1976MissleI was onboard during the collision, fought the fire mid-ship from the helo deck, traveled back to Palermo Sicily and Naples for load out and stripping and was on the ARS Hoist for tow back
Cribb, TerryGMMSANov 1975 – Dec 1975Missile House/Temporary Mess HallAfter the collision, I stayed aboard as 1 of the "Hard core 100" as we were towed from Augusta Bay, Cicily to Naples, Italy. I grew a lot from that. I am filing for disability and I am writing. I have Agent Orange.
Van Hoy, BillLTNov 1975 – Dec 1975Prospective CIC OfficerReported aboard in Augusta Bay Sicily, four days before the collision with USS JFK. I was an observer in CIC+pilot house during the collision event. Spent hours fighting fires alongside brave sailors in that area.
Gray, LarryOSNov 22, 1975 –I need to remember,please help me. I have totally put the collision out of my mind for 30 years. It now haunts me. I was on watch when it occured and remained onboard through naples. Please taslk to me if you remember.

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