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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
Tilletski, John E.RM21977 – 1979Comm
Monroe, PatrickE-31977 – 1979HStanley King was HMC with Dr. Craig and HM1 Crews, Rentz was CO.
Pasquale, JohnET 21977 – Dec 19, 1980RCWelcome to the Hotel California!
Johnson, David 'Bubba"MM1977 – 1981M/Aeff tee enn
Johnson, David 'Bubba"MM1977 – 1981meff tee enn
Salazar, JayFTM21977 – 1978Aft MissileThe Captains theme song was California Girls. He played whenever we left home port. Our theme song was Hotel California.
Howard, ErnieMM21977 – Dec 1979MI have many good memories of the time on her. I think it's a crying shame they scrapped her. Tons of great people on board.
Stone, RichardDSC1977 – 1978ON
Dewaters, DaveTM2Jan 1977 – Sep 2, 1980AS
Brand, ChuckSTG3Jan 1, 1977 – Jul 20, 1981AS
Diller, TonyFTG2Jan 8, 1977 – Jun 19, 1980
Wietzke, DouglasET3Feb 10, 1977 – Nov 15, 1978OEIt was an experience I'll never forget --- strange to look back and realize how much fun we had.
Turner, BryanSH2Feb 12, 1977 – Oct 12, 1980S-1Best Ship, Best Crew one could have ever served with. Miss all you guys a lot. Feel free to email me if you remember me.
Johnson, David 'Bubba"ERSFeb 15, 1977 – Jun 15, 1981Meff tee en never again, i got out, you stayed in.
Brys, ThomasPERSONNELMar 1977 – Aug 19786 week cruise to England, Scotland, and Norway - great ride! Med cruise, and Caribbean.
Sciannamea, StephenMM2Mar 1977 – Nov 1980A GangIt was and education and experience that shapped my life! I boarded ship a boy an departed a man!I thank all those who served on the Hotel Califonia!
Madden, RussellSK2Mar 1977 – Oct 4, 1980SUPPLYNever thought i'd be so curious about my past service on the "world's finest warship" .. an interesting period of my life .. some of u i have long since forgotten (and u know who u are !) and others i'd like to locate.
Brown, DavidE-1Mar 10, 1977 – Feb 25, 1979Deck Certainly did a lot of partying with the Hotel California. Interesting memories.
Buddenberg, JohnET2Apr 1977 – Jul 1980OE Division ET Shop
Edmunds, DavidPN3Apr 10, 1977 – Apr 10, 1979xmemories
Bingham, BobEM1May 1977 – Apr 2, 1979EEnjoyed working with the guys in E Div. Made some great port calls.
Koesy, Clark/ KozSTG3May 1977 – Oct 28, 1977ASI was on the Hotel with my guitar down in sonar 3.Todd we were in Nixie at GQ. does anyone remember 8 hr. liberty in Puerto Rico? or north atlantic cruise england scot ,Norway. Where is TM3 Kennedy AS division?
Mullins, Gary (Moon)GMM1-GMMCMay 3, 1977 – Mar 27, 1981Tgreat buch of guys in t-div. anyone know where ed bruce is? remember our rides to abingson, va.?
McMillan, DaveIC-2May 16, 1977 – Jun 1981Got to come aboard for my birthday, 1977. Got the next 4 years in the "Hotel"
Frost, BrianMM2Jun 1977 – Jul 1981M DivisionGreat group of guys, had some good days and bad days but mostly good. Became a civilian Reactor Operator at Fort Saint Vrain Nuclear Power Station, so I did finally get out of the bilges and into the control room.
Eggemeyer, NickMM1Jun 8, 1977 – Sep 30, 1979LLots of memories. Made many good friends and enjoyed the many places we visited around the world. It was a growing up time for me.
Kayler, JohnGMM-2Jul 1977 – Oct 30, 1980T-Division's ALL-STARSI met great people like V.T.Kahl, Joey Mc. Don-O, Hal POP Warner,and most of T,G,and AS, Divisions. In reflection I can honestly say my time on the Calif. is "now" a fond memory
Benfield, JohnMM2Aug 1977 – Feb 1981M divisionlookinlookin for Mongo, Marty, Tom Mayfield, Brad or any of old M div gang
Nelsen, ArlenET1Aug 1977 – Apr 1981RCUnderway a lot - she loved to be at sea. Like a working vacation with all the ports visited.. I enjoyed our visits to Israel the best.
Fischer, Michael 'Mike'MM1Sep 1977 – Jul 1978EngineeringThe California was a great experiencce. I particularly enjoyed the Show-boat cruise to England, Scotland, and Norway
Myers, Craig "Buzz"MM2Sep 1977 – Oct 1981MStill many fond memories of people & places. Hope everybody's O.K.
Birecree, Tim (Tj)MS3Oct 1977 – Dec 1980S2Went through alot while on board...made some good friends...annoyed some also
Andre, DavidSK2Oct 1977 – Sep 1979Supply
Scruggs, SteveMM1Oct 1977 – Jul 1981L-DivI guess I hated every minute of my time aboard the California (despite the good friends I made) but, strangely enough, if I hadn't been married I might still be there. It held a strange attraction...
Barney, LloydGMM3Oct 10, 1977 – Jun 16, 1980Thad alot of fun aboard ship and knew alot fo good people
Bruce, CharlesSM3Nov 1, 1977 – Feb 1981CLOOKING FOR CREW MATES FROM INDIAN OCEAN 1980 SHELLBACK INITIATION DURING IRAN CRISIS
Orme, NeilDS21978 – 1981OE
Martinec, ThomasHT31978 – 1982REOS 1982 Hell, rocks don't live that long, well, I'm still kick'n. Altho, I'm still takin orders, except its from the wife. If any of ya remember me its probley because you had to take a dump and I had your shi-er tore down. If so, giv
Skopetos, Michael/scoobyMS31978 – 1981S2I was proud to be part of a very sharp crew. We sure earned those battle E's. I invite any and all of my fellow shipmates to contact me. I salute you all!!!
Furman, GregHTFN1978 – 1982R Division
Hale, BillySTGSN1978 – 1979sonar
MacK, Peterftg31978 – 1981GHad good times and bad on my stay at the hotel California, mostly good. Made lots of great friends whom I do miss, some days I wish someone would take away my birthday and send me to sea. RIP cali !
Collins, Lonnie "pc"PC2Jan 1978 – Jul 1979XHad a great time on the Med Cruise. It was a great ship. Most exciting time - when we had to scram the reactor, with the other one down, during a hurricane in 90 foot seas. Hell of a time to be without power!!!
Nolan, Mongoe6Jan 1978 – Jun 1980M-Div #2ER
Burnham, RockyOS2Jan 19, 1978 – Apr 7, 1980OIThe absolute best time of My Life on-board the "Golden Bear"......now it's " paparoc" to the grandkids...would love to have a ships' cap and full-size Zippo, if anyone has one for sale....paparoc1@yahoo.com..where are t
Kline, Scott ScooterOS 2Mar 1978 – Jul 1981OIAfter growing up in Michigan the St Thomas port visit in March 1979 ruined me for life for ever living in cold weather again. Resident of Winter Haven, Florida ever since leaving the ship in 1981. Did you see my look alike in TOP GUN?
Behm, RickEM3Apr 1978 – Jun 1982EWhat a long, strange trip it's been.
Wiles, JesseMM1Apr 1978 – Jul 1981L-DivFor those that went to Prototype at Idaho Falls, remember the immortal initials OES
Birmingham, MarkOS2Apr 3, 1978 – Aug 6, 1981OIHAD A GREAT TIME. GREAT PEOPLE TO WORK WITH. LTCDR COLEMAN(OPS) GAVE ME LOT OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO SEEK POSITIONS OUT OF MY PAYGRADE.. A LIFE ALTERING EXPERIENCE. RAN MY OWN FUGITIVE EXTRADITION SERVICE FOR OVER 15 YEARS.
Simmons, RandallBM1Apr 10, 1978 – Oct 15, 1981FirstLooking for BM1 Tony Warrick 1 div. Deck Crew
Gill, DavidEM1Apr 20, 1978 – Jun 15, 1982ESadly, we lost a good shipmate in Dan Gildow, in an air accident last year
Sulla, JeffEM1Jun 1978 – Sep 1982Great experiance, great people, great way to serve the USA!
McCullough, SteveEWCJun 1978 – May 1982OAGreat crew great ship Capt. Smith best CO i Had in a 26 years.
Huinker, David profile iconEW1/EWC (retired EWCS (SW) in 1988)Jul 1978 – Mar 1979OTMade chief on her. Something I'll never forget. (my fifth ship).
Mata, BillyFTM2Aug 1978 – Aug 1980T Division All StarsMade some great friends on the California. Would enjoy hearing from any of them. Over all had a good time.
Mata, BillyFTM2Aug 1978 – Aug 1980T Division All StarsMade some great friends on the California. Would enjoy hearing from any of them. Over all had a good time.
MacK, PeterFTG3Sep 1, 1978 – Aug 20, 1981G
Weaverling, EdwardMM1Oct 1978 – Oct 1980M
Akins, JamesGMM3Oct 1978 – Mar 1981THello, Michael Buonaiuto, this is James "Chetly" Akins it has been a long time, ran across a letter you had sent to me after I had left the ship recently and was wondering how you were doing. Please contact me.
Christiansen, MarkET1Oct 31, 1978 – Mar 5, 1981RCTwo tours on the California. A break on tender. California was a steaming demon. Top memory is when I check aboard the 2nd time the line going through my head "You can check out anytime you want but you can never leave"
Crews, DonHMCNov 1, 1978 – Feb 1, 1981HServed 3 very good years on California. Great skippers and crew.

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