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USS Princeton (CV 37) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Princeton (CV 37). 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 108 crew members registered for the USS Princeton (CV 37).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1955 | 1956 – 1965 | 1966 – now

Grentzer, John (Jack)LCDR1956 – 1958OIC Special weaponsMy Father served as the Special Weapons Officer on CVS-37 for two cruises. WesPac 1956 and 1958. My father passed away in 1988
Shields, Grady O.seaman1956 –cv-37My father is now deceased, looking for any one that may remember him.
Barrera, FrankANJan 1956 – Apr 1957V1Do you remember dropping off Marines in Bangkok Thai in Mar/Apr 1956 and patrolling the Vietnam coast for 30 days afterward? I was on the flt deck crew. Thanks, Frank
Gatlin, Marcus SAO3Jan 1956 – Oct 1956VS-20 OrdnanceFirst Navy Deployment
Ragan, Robert (Bob)SEAMAN FIRSTJan 15, 1956 – Feb 13, 19592nd.
Fernau, Robert D. (Bob) Rm3/rm2RM3 / RM2Sep 1956 – Aug 1957OR (Radio Comm)Enjoyed the time aboard....sorry to see her scrapped
Utes, RonQM3Jan 10, 1957 – Jan 21, 1958Flag Division
Pritchett, James W (Mutt)SeamenFeb 1957 – Nov 1957AdminLooking for crew members from USS Princeton CVS 37. Morris D O'Hearn from Oklahoma, Limnel O'Dell from Oklahoma and Paul Floyd from MO.
Composto, MichaelairmanApr 1957 – 1959v2Would love to hear from some of my shipmates from V2 division. Joe Volpe, Jay Supek and anyone else that remembers me.
Hruntas, JohnPetty officerSep 1, 1957 – Oct 1, 1958NavyI was lucky enough to spend 4 months In Tokyo working on the cruise book as a proofreader.
Chisum, JohnAIRMAN1958 – 1959Air Group HS 4I Served Aboard The U SS Princeton CVS 37 with Helicopter Squadron 4 out of Ream Field, Imperial Beach California and was in the South China Sea in 1958 and was A Plane Captian on TA 15
Wilke, TylerBT1958 – 1959EngineeringLooking for anyone who served with Wayne Skipper.
Goens, DavidMM1Mar 9, 1958 – Jul 8, 1959navy
Irish, RalphSNMay 1958 – May 19592nd later OEWas aboard during the '58 WesPac cruise, and upon return, we were converted to the LPH-5. Interesting times!
Udell, StephenRMSNJun 1958 – Apr 1959CommunitionsServed in the USS Princeton (CVS-37) and (LPH-5) during the WestPac cruise of 1958 and the redesignation to LPH-5 in March 1959. Transferred to the USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) and subsequently made CWO-4. Retired in 1977.
Baumstark, BlakeEnsignJun 1, 1958 – Mar 1, 1959air groupI've lost my cruise book for the westpac cruise. I'd really like to buy one. Anybody have one they would be willing to sell? I'd even pay to borrow one so I could have it copied. Blake at: 360-775-8830
Wilke, TylerBT1959 – 1961EngineeringLooking for anyone who served with Wayne Skipper
Lewis, W TFNJan 1959 – Jun 1960M worked in foward motor room
Crosby, ClaytonE-5Nov 10, 1959 – Feb 7, 1963
Prothro, ThomasHM21960 – 1962
Ingram, ThomasEM3 - EM2Dec 1960 – Dec 1962E-DivisionWorked in Power Shop above #2 Engine Room. #2 Switchboard was GQ Station. Re-enlisted on board for 6 more for B School
Hoak, RonaldCorporal1961 – 1963V-1Hello Shipmates of the Marine Aviation Detatchment. My name aboard Princeton was Ron Yoder of V-1 Div., (long story) would love to have all shipmates join me in the USS Princeton Vets Inc. Reunion Association.
Blake, BobSM1961 – 1965S1Bob Blake, my stepfather, served on the Princeton from 61 to 65. His two brothers also served on this ship at the same time. I am looking to connect him with old shipmates. Looking for 64 cruise book info also.
Nicol, Ken (Scotty)EM31961 – 1963E DivTransferred to USS PRESTON DD795 1963-1964 E Div.
Milby, RobertL/CplApr 12, 1961 – May 15, 1963S-2Was a L/Cpl, 1961 we rescued survivors of merchant ships grounded on Daito Shima . 1962 delivered HMM-362 to Vietnam. 1962 joined Task Force 8 and observed several atomic tests during Operation Dominic
Lord, WilliamSNFeb 1962 – Feb 19633rdWatched 10 atomic detonated while setting on the flight deck of the Sweet-P from Sept '62-Nov '62. Almost went through the canal to join the Cuban Blockade while on the way back to Long Beach from Johnston Is.
Cox, DallenJOSNNov 10, 1962 – Oct 26, 1963administrative
Cerveny, RonMM-2Dec 10, 1962 – Aug 8, 1965A-DivAny guys that was in A-Div HYD on line?
Young, SteveEM-31963 – 1964E divisionAnyone in E gang from same time, contact me
Shipe, RollandFTG-3Dec 1963 – Oct 28, 1966Fox
Lykins, GaryADJNJan 1964 – Jul 1966V-4
Parra Jr, William Alberte-3Jan 1, 1964 – Jun 15, 1966flight deck v-1 divI am looking for scott olsen olson from the twin cities mn
Snook, Robert / BobABFANApr 8, 1964 – Sep 24, 1965FuelsOn board during the Viet Nam flood and also for the landings at Chu Lai
Crowley, DavidRM-1Apr 15, 1964 – Jan 5, 1967OC
Huckans, Phillip PH-2Jun 1964 – Aug 1967Operationsworked in Photo Lab.
Miller, E.bE-4Oct 9, 1964 – Feb 1966v-2no, not at this time
Lebrecht, FrankE4Dec 1964 – Jun 9, 1968E DivisionMaintained switchboard and all electrical maintenance in Fireroom #4
Reid, EarlRadarmanJun 17, 1965 – Jun 1968Operations Intelligence
Rhynes, JoeBT-3Jul 1965 – Jul 1, 1968Boiler fireroom number 4
Olson, ScottE3Jul 1965 – Jul 1967v1looking for V-1 crew from 1965 to 1967
Schnell, DennisAirmanSep 1965 – Sep 1967V-2 & V-4Originally was in V-2 division (Hangar Deck) then transferred to V-4 division (aviation fuels)

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