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USS Rochester (CA 124) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Rochester (CA 124). 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 41 crew members registered for the USS Rochester (CA 124).

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NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Land, JoeE3Sep 10, 1941 – Sep 13, 1951
James, Bernard (Bernie, Cookie)COMESARYMAN SEAMAN APPRENTICEAug 9, 1946 – May 4, 1949My dad was a 17 y/o HS dropout when he enlisted. He went on to Cook Training in San Diego. Service record says he served on the USS Rochester as well as the USS Toledo between Aug. 1946 and May 1945 He passed away -his daughter Amy posting
Enoch, Edward U.FT SNApr 17, 1950 – Feb 17, 1954FOX
Collins, RobertFC 3Apr 28, 1950 – Aug 3, 1952Fox
Williams, Henry DaleEnlisted1951 – 1960EngineeringWelder in the Engineering "R" Division.
Dugan, CarrolGM21952 – 19553rd Division
Kemp, Earl (Baby Kemp)GM2Jan 1952 – 1955
Gough, JimJOSNJan 1954 – Dec 1955Operations DivisionI enjoyed my service on the Rochester. She was a great ship with lots of history!
MacIas, LuisSA1955 – 19574th DivisionI registered my father, Luis Macias. He's the Sailor playing the guitar. He had some great memories from the Rochester. He passed at the age of 60.
Borchers, FrederickSNDec 1955 – Aug 19581stServed on the deck force 1 year and then transfered to the "Gunnery Section" until the remainder. I was the left gun pointer in turret number one.
Iba, JackRD21956 – 1960OIBest ship I served on in a 25yr Carreer
Carlson, Garycorporal1956 – 1956Marine Detachment
Mitchell, John / Jack / MitchRM31956 – 1958StaffPedro N. colazo pete I still rember you. Ensign Snysic crazy watch officer. Lots of sea time great ships. No cleats on you shoes or you Holy Stone that bleached deck. Discharged at Treasure Island Ca.
Nichols, NickPetty Officer 3rd Class1956 – 1959OE
George, James (Jimmy) M.seamanApr 26, 1956 – 1958Don't rememberGreat ship, great memories!!
Lawler, Jerald W. {jerry}SK2nd classDec 12, 1956 – Jun 29, 1959S2Iloved the navy and the crew from the time I was aboard. What a great time we had. I sometimes wish I had shipped over. I went to Raken Trade School and graduated as an Electrician in which I spent the next 45 years doin
Backstrom, EinarENSIGNOct 1, 1957 – Jun 1, 1960OEelectonics materiel officer
Perez, TonyPFC1958 – 19597First ship, we had a hell of a Marine Corps. birthday party in Subic Bay, November 10, 1959.
Putman, SterlingMM21958 – Jul 10, 1961MikeI boarded in Vallejo, CA during an over haul and left as she was decommissioned in Bremerton, WA
Engling, LeonET31958 – Jul 1961OE
Scharf, EarlE5Jan 1958 – Jul 1961Fox
Warner, JackYNSNMar 1958 – Jan 1959XAssigned to Rochester from YN"A" school, SDiego. Transferred to USS Toledo (CA-133) in Jan 59. Made Navy my career, 31 years, retired in 1988 from SEAL Team TWO, LCreek, VA as YNCS.
Davidson, KeithGMSNMay 15, 1958 – Dec 22, 19614thI was a deck ape at first and then struck for gunner's mate. I believe I was assigned to mt. 53,the forward port side 5" gun. I believe a San Marco was the Chief. I remember names like Chance,Hashaw, from Texas.
Russell, Harold Captain, USN (ret)Aug 1958 – 1961E and FoxRochester was my first ship after USNA commissioning with class of 1958. 35 years service and, finally, destroyer command. Would like everyone to know, there is a Rochester Association...we have reunions every 2 years.
Pihlman, DeweyMMFNDec 15, 1958 – Mar 3, 1961M divisionMy stations were Fwd Engine Room and No3 Fireroom Turbo Generator ..In port generator watch on #1 or #2 ...at sea always #3 turbo generator....
Chaloka, Raymond JohnSN1959 – 1960Engineering
Phillip M Howard, Mike HowardFT31959 – 1961Fox
Schnirel, DonaldFT1Jan 1959 – Apr 1961FOXLooking for members of 3" batteries
Olvera, AlbertRD3Mar 1959 – 1960OIMet some of the best people here, until it was decommisioned..
Braquet, TommyrmsnMar 15, 1959 – Jul 29, 1961or div.was discharged after putting the Roch out of commission in Bremerton, Wa. in 1961.Am living now in Lumberton, Tx. and retired from fire dept. and also spent 24 yrs. in reserve and retired as E7.
Hensley, DickSK3Apr 1, 1959 – Oct 1, 1960S1I served aboard the Rochester in 1959 and 1960. Prior to that time I served as a liason with Navy ATCO stationed at Tachikawa Air Force Base in Japan. I am looking for others who may have served with me during this time
Jones, MikeFT2May 25, 1959 – May 14, 1961FOXI WAS ON UNTIL IT WAS DECOMMISSIONED IN BREMERTON
Shoop, KenSNJul 1959 – Apr 19614th Division I was transferred to the USS Bryce Canyon -- then went aboard the UssEverret F. Larson (Tin Can). Got out in March 1963.Live in Oregon.I remeber Tomosello, Simpson, Baxter, Palmor, --and of course BM "Boxer"
Sinclair, LairdSeamanJul 1959 –2nd DivisionAfter leaving Rochester served on USS Ranger CVA 61 then reminded in Navy and retired as Chief Yeoman
Wood, RonNov 19, 1959 – Oct 10, 1961XYN3; Legal Office for one year then transferred to personnel as diary yeoman, stayed in personnel through decommissioning in 1961. WestPac Cruise.
Voris, CodyseamanJan 1960 – 1961thirdleft the ship on at Bremerton, Washington
Depue, GlennRD3Mar 1960 – Apr 1961OI
Johnston, Sterling sn/E-3Mar 3, 1960 – Jul 5, 19613rd DivNow living in St Helens, OR
Sylmon, JosephSNNov 23, 1960 – 1961Ist division
Herbst, PaulSNNov 25, 1960 – Aug 4, 19614thWent aboard as a seaman on the deck force, transferred to strike as gunners mate. transferred August 1961 to USS Oriskany then to USS Sandonal. Go out in Dec 63.Went in Naval Reserve from Dec 83 to Dec 01
Weber, Jack profile iconFA/FNDec 1960 – Jun 1961AFirst ship out of boot camp, Homeported in Long Beach, CA Assigned to A Div, Made FN. Placed Rochester out of commission in Bremerton WA and transferred to MM 'A' school at Great Lakes. July to October 1961.

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