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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
Hamilton, RobertFTGCJul 1978 – Mar 1983Weps/2nd (Guns)I was one of the first 5 personnel assigned to Belknap when she was in the Philly yards. Industrializtion team, Pre Com team and Commissioning crew. Best ship I ever served on.
Ward, RichardDSCAug 1978 – Apr 1983OD
Cole, KeithMM1Aug 1978 – Oct 1980M
Acevedo, WendellBM31979 – 1982Fresh out of boot camp, i was sent to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, to serve on the Belknap. The Belknap was still awaiting recommissioning. A lot of good memories.
Lee, Rudolph(nick)DS21979 – 1982OD
Decamp, ChuckDS11979 – Oct 19, 1981OD
Winters, MichaelRMSN1979 – Jan 1981communicationsELITE OF THE FLEET 1980. BOOTCAMP,ORLANDO .FL. RM"A"SCHOOL"79".SAN DIEGO,CA.HOMEPORT,NORFOLK,VA. PRECOMMISION TRAINING PHILLY,PA.WOULDN'T MIND HEARING FROM SHIPMATES.-"mwpriest7@aol.com".
Wynn, RandyDS11979 – Nov 23, 1981ODAssigned to Belknap while in shipyard. Served throughout shakedown and qualification cruises. Completed enlistment 8 days before first Mediterranean cruise.
Grainger, BruceMS31979 – Jul 10, 1981S1 SUPPLYI havent been able to find any of my fellow shipmates since i seperated would like to be able to say hello.I havent found my best friend ms3 charles lockaby,i am a plankowner on the belknap.We had a great crew.
Reilly, JimJimJan 1979 – Jul 1981BMember of number 2 fire room commioning crew to
Reed, Os1`OS1Feb 1979 – Jun 1984OION BOARD FROM SOUTH AMERICAN CRUZE IN1974,GOT OFF BEFORE THEJFK DISATER,RECOMM AND DID ABOUT 4 YEARS AS LPO OI DIV.
Johnson, BamaBT2Feb 1, 1979 – May 10, 1985BGlad to hear from all I served with,outstanding crew, great memories like another said miss crew not navy
McMillian, Anthonyyn3May 1979 – 1981adminWho remembers those bad storms on the Caribbean sea after leaving St. Thomas., Mack, Plank Owner, but I guess I cant get that seeing that it has been sunk. The Belknap was the baddest thing afloat at that time.
O'Connor, BrianOS2(SW)May 10, 1979 – Apr 25, 1985OI
Froehlich, BobET1May 10, 1979 – Jun 1, 1984oe01
Sasser, JimFTM1Jun 1979 – Aug 19814thFire Control Missle Tech. I was part of the origional 4 man team that re-built Belknap. I am a plank owner. Fired the first successful SM-2 missle from a sea launch platform (Belknap).
Devlin, PaulMM2Aug 1979 – Jun 1981M DivisionAft Engine room. Good times!!!!
Wright, Jack DFTG2Aug 1979 – Aug 1981WeaponsMy month and days for when I arrived and left are foggy. Old age setting in.
Campbell, Tony R.BM3Aug 4, 1979 – Nov 18, 1981FirstSpent bootcamp in florida and then transfered to phillidelphia naval shipyard to join the crew of uss belknap due for commisioning in 1980. lots of good time and some great freinds. wish we were still together. hello gang. send an email.
Kearns, JoeMS3Sep 27, 1979 – Sep 27, 1983S2Haze gray an underway
Aldrich, StephenBT3Sep 29, 1979 – Sep 29, 1983EngineeringServed USS Belknap 79-83. It was a wonderful time of travel, learning and growing up as a young man.
Putnam, DanielET-1Oct 1979 – May 1982OE01
Ponce, ChristopherMM2Oct 10, 1979 – May 15, 1981A-GangIt was a couple of special years with some great guys.
Olsen, David (Tick)E-3Nov 1979 – Aug 31, 1983DeckHi all I am the youngest plank owner of the Belknap recommissioned on may 10 1980. I still have my certificate signed By Captain RR Hatch. I miss it Dearly!! And the Fellows
Hipsher, CliftonICCNov 10, 1979 – Apr 1, 1985EPlank owner for second commissioning, I made ICC, I have a ton of stories, and I wear a Belknap ball cap almost daily. She was a good ship with a good crew. She taught me a lot and I miss her to this day. May she rest in peace.
Tomas, NoelBT1Nov 15, 1979 – Mar 29, 1985BB division on the Belknap was the best times in the Navy, except when I was flying LCAC's.
Ferguson, KitFCCSDec 1979 – Mar 1983weapons/4th
Teague, GaryRM3Dec 1979 – Jan 1981OCThis was my most influential duty station bring my first. I remember more of these shipmates than pretty much all my other commands. I remember them fondly.
Devito, RichardBTFNDec 29, 1979 – Jan 3, 1983BI had a blast around the world with some of the crazziest guys I have ever met
Grinsell, KeithBMSN1980 – 1982DeckRecommisioning crew out of Norfolk. We aced Gitmo, and headed for St. Thomas with our bragging rights firmly established.
Newberry, James R.RM31980 – 1984CommunicationsWelch, you are still a bumm, you forgot Beach,(LOL). Belknap was the best time of my Naval life. Served aboard the Enterprise as well...then spent almost 15 years in the Coast Guard. Fair winds and following seas to all in Communications.
Smith, Smittymm31980 – 1983m-divforward engineroom with kevin and al, best of time, had a great time with the crew.
Lee, NickDS21980 – 1982ODPlank owner,2Med cruises,Christmas in Palma Majorca,endless GQ,more Caribbean than a human can stand,water hours at least once a week because they couldn't keep both evaps running at the same time. Great times.
Case, JamesMse11980 – 1981Ward roomWent on to be a chef, thanks to the officer that pulled me into the ward room, from the galley, because he loved my scallops! It was an experience, went to gitmo 3 times! Never seen anything weird in the triangle!
Welch, LawrenceRM3Jan 1980 – Aug 1982CommWinton mordawg teague lambert barrett falk Barnes powers these were just few of the guys I worked with
Condon, Jim gmm 2Jan 1980 – May 19814 thProud to have served on Belknap Good memories and had lots of fun in the missile house I would have liked to made a Med cruise, but being seasick all the time sucked would like to hear from Bob F and mis. house crew
Ribera, JuanE-4Jan 2, 1980 – Jan 2, 1982First DivisionI meet some great guys while I was on board the vessel. I remember as true Sailor's.
Simpson, CarlYN2Jan 8, 1980 – Jul 23, 1983AdminI served with YNC Phillips, YN2 Williams, PSC Strickland and a few others. Loved that ship. I wish everyone the best. We were on the best BATTLECRUISER every.
Flores, IsaiasBM1Jan 15, 1980 – Aug 24, 1982FirstHad alot of good times and meet alot of good sailor.
Bowler, JohnEW2Feb 1980 – May 1982OB"Re-plank owner" in May 1980. Looking for ET Jeff Hillman.
Ingram, JohnLTFeb 1980 – Apr 1983B, M, MPAGreetings Shipmates; 1200 psi steam-today's sailors have NO IDEA! Cheers to Ross Hatch and my CPOs/LPOs who taught me - Shorty, Chuck Johnson, Ron Walsh, Phil Clay, Den Hawk, Chris Grimes, Bob Mrazik + more. Great Ship!
Lane, Joanthanms3Feb 10, 1980 –S-2we had the best crew in the fleet; like a family we had our rough spots but we were the original battlecruiser gang.
Power, MichaelRM2Apr 1980 – Nov 1981OCBest comm shack layout & gear (except for piece of junk Savin copier). Shipmates: Cook,Barrett,Faulk (passed),Holub Jackson,Lambert,Morgan,Newberry,Poole (LT),Rhodes, Searcy,Walker,Welch, Winters,Winton. ETs Putnam,Rioux
Kunkle Sr, DavidMM-3May 1980 – Apr 1982Worked main engine room,Messenger,drill worked the aft.wheel bearing.I was always drinking wine and alot of coffee.
Locke, GaryEM2May 1980 – Sep 15, 1981A&E
Taliaferro, RussellSH2May 1980 – Dec 1983S-3Served a great tour on board. I arrived on board right around recommisioning. She was a great ship to serve on. Battlecruiser lives on in the hearts and minds of all who served on her!
Cooper, PhillipE5May 10, 1980 – Sep 26, 1983MM
Kamps, SteveFTM2Jun 1980 – Jun 19844th/WepsGot aboard 1 week before leaving Philly. Did cruises with a great group of people. 4th Div was the life of the ship during SM2 shoots. 2 Med cruises, 1 NATO, a lifetime in the Carribean. Backgammon on the 08 level during BECCE's.
Sturts, Randal TutE-4 GMM3Jun 1980 – Feb 1984E4/GMM3
Hamilton, Waynebt-3Jun 1980 – 1983b
Wells, KennethFTM2Aug 1980 – Apr 19834thGot aboard too late for Plank Owner, but made it for CSQT and firing first SM-2 as standard loadout, as well as first deployment (Med) since the collision. Worked with a great crew, especially the 55B bunch.
Lanzo, Alex  NEWSH2Sep 7, 1980 – Sep 7, 1984S3I serve on this cruiser have plenty of friends would like to see or hear from some of you guys thank you
Sanchez, EugeneMSSNOct 1980 – May 1982S2Best GITMO and Med cruises I ever did in my life. Will never forget the BTs. Its me guys the one who use to sneak yous the food and drinks at all hours. Served on her when she was a flagship. Cant believe the Navy used her for target practice!

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