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USS California (CGN 36) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS California (CGN 36). 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 629 crew members registered for the USS California (CGN 36).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Brantner, TimMM21974 – 1977A GangA sad ending for a Lady who has had such an impact on my life. Politics ended the Nuke Cruisers while we all know they were the logical choice to serve with Nuke Carriers.
Morrell, KevinSMSN1974 – 1976CommunicationsWe had a small crew on the Signal bridge, but it was a tight group....
Bonsanti, AnthonySH31974 – 1978Supply
Boyd, MichaelSTG3 - STG2(SW)Feb 1974 – May 1980ASFrom commissioning to the Iranian Hostage Crisis - what a ride!
Hartley, ScottE5Feb 4, 1974 – Jan 4, 1980RC DivGreat friends - great times. I went on to work at the Idaho National Laboratory and retired last fall.
Ring, Elmer/busterIC3Feb 19, 1974 – Jul 1976E
Windham, RobertRM2Apr 1, 1974 – Jul 1, 1976CGreetings shipmates. I was a shift supervisor in the radio shack. Many trips to Carribean, Halifax, etc. I remember CPT Miller, MC Ekardt, Chief Wyman, Charly Richard, Ron Redmon, Jimmy Donnelly, and many others. Good times, good memories.
Lilly, JamesMM2May 1974 – Jun 1978A-GangSorry to see the Hotel California is gone. Had some great times.
Lausin, MichaelDS2Jul 1974 – Mar 30, 1979ONAlways remember the good times!
Thomason, JohnETN2Nov 1974 – Feb 1978OEHave great memories. Was bass player for "Zac" the only "real" band onboard at the time. Great cruises and great parties on the fantail. Had a blast on return from Queens Silver Jubilee with Montel Williams singing lead.
Clark, JohnEW21975 – 1978OASURE MISS GOOD TIMES AND GOOD FRIENDS
Thomas, EverettPN3Jan 1975 – Nov 1977x- division
Davis, WayneEW2Jan 1975 – Jul 1979OA
Duncan, John profile iconEMCJan 24, 1975 – Nov 20, 1977E DivCapt Floyd Miller, If I ever had to go into battle, let him be my leader. Wabbat, Chase Bank, Bone
Stevens, RussellSNFeb 10, 1975 – May 30, 19751stLeft to soon got sick on leave from outbreak of Hepatitis B on leave for memorial day w/e sent to a private hospital wound up in Phola Naval Hospital for 6 months .heard ship had to be quarantineed
Dullnig, JohnMM1Feb 13, 1975 – Sep 10, 1978M
Schramm, RobertGMG2Mar 1975 – Jul 1978G- divisionIf anyone sees Galban or Stabline, tell them Rosie wants to "see them down the armory"....I fondly remember my time on the California and all i can say is....Wait, this really happened?
Burton, MitchMM2Apr 1975 – Jul 28, 1979LGreat times overseas. Many trips abroad. Good memories.
Back, RobertSHSAApr 4, 1975 – Feb 4, 1976SupplyThere's a @#%# cook on the weather deck dumping trash. get the #@*& below. Mr. Jaffin lay to the bridge
Biller, JerryMM3/MM2Apr 14, 1975 – Jun 5, 1980A-Gang1st and BEST ship I ever served on. Met some of the best professionals ever. Fair winds and following seas to all my shipmates who served on Hotel California!!!
Garoutte, DennisOS2May 1975 – Sep 30, 1979OISpecial Time! Best ship in the fleet at the time!
Lapergola, AnthonySK2Jun 28, 1975 – Oct 11, 1977
Smithey, LarryDS2Jul 1975 – Apr 1979OEEnjoyed the ports, the rest was seaduty
Cripps, EdwardRM2Jul 1975 – Jul 1977comm
Reilley, KentEM2Jul 1975 – Aug 1979ENuke EO. No. 1 ER. Worked in rewind shop, RE01, and tech pubs PO. Remember rough north Atlantic throttle watch with 30 degree rolls. Also on throttles when we had a near miss with South Carolina. Dreams still.
Meade, FredSK3 to SK2Jul 1975 – Aug 1978S1
Craft, MaxMM1Sep 20, 1975 – Jan 5, 1980A-DivisionServied as an ex-nuc among a lot of men like me in the A-gang animals
Whetsel, Chris (Weasel)OS2Oct 1975 – Aug 1979deck/ operationsspent first six months in deck div next 3 1/2 yrs in ops
Holt, LarryMM3Oct 1975 – 1978A-Gang
Pitt, JackDS1Dec 1975 – Apr 1979on
Gunnison, TomMM21976 – 1978M L
Ross, DavidIC21976 – 1980What a ride! Now an electrical engineer in natural gas and coal fired power plants.
Hoffman, KurtRM21976 – 1977C
Dow, JimEM21976 – 1981E
Autenrieth, DannyOS11976 – 1977OIGreat Crew and Great memories, she was a beautiful ship!
Daly, ThomasMR-1Jan 1976 – Jan 1978R
Kingsley, JeffreyET2Jan 1976 – Aug 1980OE
McDonald, Joey profile iconFTM2Jan 10, 1976 – Mar 18, 1980T - TARTAR - T Division All-StarsAmazing and life altering time of my life. A great group of guys who definitely changed my world view. Hope some of you remember our times as fondly.
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Skaggs, Cecil "Lee"OSC, AIR INTERCEPT CONTROL SUPERVISORFeb 15, 1976 – Feb 14, 1978OI, OPSCalifornia was my last tour of duty before retiring. The CIC team were a great bunch of guys. I enjoyed working with them. Thanks again, for the wonder retirement watch. We all didn't get much sleep when we worked with Air Groups.
Pitaro, Steve (Taz)ETN3 - ET1Mar 3, 1976 – Sep 27, 1979OEEnjoyed cruising aboard, great sights and great friends. Did NOT enjoy Tender Availability - Augusta Bay, Sicily. Alberobello Pizza was good though - NO PEAS! right Charbie?
Morris, TimET2Mar 17, 1976 – Mar 17, 1979RC
Charbonneau, PaulET1Apr 1976 – May 1980OE
Bruner, EberhardEM1Apr 9, 1976 – Apr 9, 1979EMonths of cruising with no destination in sight
Cook, VernonDK1May 1976 – Nov 11, 1977S-1Enjoyed the trip and those aboard.
Bradford, EarlRM-2Jun 24, 1976 – Oct 1979Satellite Communications (Radioman)All shipmates that is around,now is the time to communicate. I surely do miss the navy and the crew on our ship the USS California (CGN-36). I need to be on the list as crew member....
Kahl, VernGMM2Jul 1976 – Jan 25, 1980T-Division All StarsAnd they said a Gunner's Mate could never make it on the outside
Steward, Elaina----(inservice Went By Chuck)RM2Jul 4, 1976 – Dec 11, 1979CommunicationsThe California was an experience that I can never forget, I worked with some of the best people I'd ever met. I've made big changes in my life which most of the crew wouldn't understand but life is good for me.
Weischedel, Brian profile iconGMTSNJul 6, 1976 – Jun 30, 1978ASI DO MISS EVERYONE
Jackson, ToddGMG2Jul 19, 1976 – Jul 18, 1980Glooking for john pennington and peter mack
Compton, ToddSTGSN - STG2Aug 1976 – Feb 1980antisubmarine warfareLooking for all of you who might remember me, Todd.
Bednar, AndrewSTG-3Oct 1976 – Sep 1979ASSpent my Time on THE HOTEL CALIFORNIA!
Trend, Timothy profile iconBMSANov 1976 – Jul 1977BM
Nugent, LeonardET2Nov 10, 1976 – Aug 22, 1980RC
Webber, Kurt (Woober)MM2Dec 1976 – Jan 1980M
Webber, Kurt (Woober)MM2Dec 1976 – Jan 1980M Division
Goldsberry, MartinMM2Dec 1976 – Sep 1980MJust a distant memory now

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