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USS Newport News (CA 148) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Newport News (CA 148). 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 85 crew members registered for the USS Newport News (CA 148).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Vega, Gabriel3RD CLASSJul 1948 – 19523rd maybe Was a plank owner when commissioned.
Anderson, James C. "JC" or AndyBOATSWAIN MATEAug 1, 1952 – May 15, 1954
Deveau, Robert (Bob)CPL1954 – 1956Marine Det (Flag)I would like to hear from anyone who remembers my father and would have pictures of him or his friends. He was assigned to the Marine Det and met/married my mother in Villefranche/Nice. My father passed away in 2010.
O'Heren, William (Bill)MM3Dec 30, 1955 – Dec 21, 1958AdivWorked in Aft Steering
Rebfri, Joe1956 – 1957PERSONELLWANT TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS ME
Patrick, Miltongmsn [e-3]Mar 30, 1957 – Sep 24, 1959navy
Joseph, AlexE 3Apr 15, 1959 – Mar 21, 1961CTo contact former shipmates
Joseph, AlexE 3Jul 15, 1959 – Mar 22, 1961Csign crewlist
Adair, Ralph (Sid)fnAug 1959 – Sep 1960enginering
Muse, Charles (Chuck)PNCMDec 1959 – Jun 1962EXLAST SHIP AND BEST I SERVED IN. AS A FORMER "TINCAN" SAILOR I DIDN'T KNOW CRUISER DUTY COULD BE SO GOOD. RETIRED OCT 1968 AFTER 24 YRS.
Angrisani, DennisRDSNMar 2, 1960 – Apr 1, 1962LOOKING FOR OLD SHIPMATES,ON THE USS SIERRA,LOUIS PIRO E/M ME
Leasure, James L.leasureE3Mar 15, 1960 – Feb 23, 1962I was a throttleman in the #3 engine room. I served under Chief Martinez and Chief Lathrope. Engineering Officer was Lt. JG Swanson. 2 Med. cruises & 2 Carribean cruises. Sent to Cuba 6/1961. Ship in dry dock when I left the ship.
Essel, Richard (Dick)SNOct 1, 1960 – Oct 30, 1962THIRD
Ragan, JamesPN3Dec 1960 – Dec 1962EX
Merritt, WaltRD3Jan 15, 1961 – Dec 11, 1962OII will never forget the great times and the guys i served with Mac Joe Dick great guys
Caneen, John profile iconSNFeb 15, 1961 –FoxI caught up with the News in the med landing by helicopter after several weeks being TDY. Got my 3rd class stripe in a few months. I would like to know what ever became of my friend "Tex". We shared a lot of good times.
Eckels, GaryBM 3Jul 1, 1961 – Sep 1, 19633rd
McGraw, Walter C., JrRD3-RD2Aug 24, 1961 – Oct 22, 1962Great Ship. We carried Flag for CRUDIV2. I left in Oct 62' transfered to COMPHIBLANT Staff just in time for Cuban Missle gig
McMullen, John McMullenSA-GMG2 (RETIRED LCDR)Dec 18, 1961 – Dec 3, 19646th,5th,3rd, FOXBeautiful ship. wonderful memories
Conover, ButchRD3Oct 17, 1963 – Nov 22, 1966OIBeing on board the Newport News was an experience i will always remember and was a time in my life that i am proud of. i made many friends on board ole Thunder and think of them often.
Parker, BillBT2Jan 15, 1964 – Jul 20, 1966B DivisionI loved the time I served aboard the Newport News, I served 6 months with my brother and I am looking for Dennis Wolfenburger, if you are out there please respond back.
Boon, Robert profile iconSNMar 1964 – Jan 1966OIProud of my time aboard the Thunder with Gridley, 2ndClass Thompson who loved giveing everyone a neck name. Mine was "Cloud 9", he said my mind was always in the clouds
Steinbacher, JamesSK3Mar 1, 1964 – Feb 7, 1966S1I enjoyed my 2 years on the ship
Diffendal, ThomasSN DECKJul 22, 1964 – Jul 21, 1968Side Cleaners - Ship's Sailmaker
Hurd, CharlieLT1965 – 1967SecondFrom the visiting the port of Hamburg, Germany to fighting the enemy off the NVN coast, my 2 years aboard will never be forgotten. Amazing skipper/amazing crew!
Elliott, Bill profile iconEM2/CMar 5, 1965 – Jul 19, 1968E DivisionMy enlistment started as E-2 to EM2/C. Great duty on the great lady USS NEWPORT NEWS CA-148 1965-1968.
Hilliker, LenMACHINEST MATE 3RD CLASSMay 1, 1965 – Dec 30, 1966Worked in enginr room 1. Great ship to serve on. Email me and say hello.
Craven, MelvinDK1Jul 5, 1965 – Jun 3, 1966DisbursingEnjoyed only cruiser assignment and East Coast duty.
Doe, RalphCmdr1966 – 1968Weapons
Noll, JohnETN-2Sep 1966 – Jan 1970OE
Carrigan, PatrickSN/E3Sep 11, 1966 – Sep 1968EXWorked in Captain's Office.
Wesselhoff, Thomas TomEN-3Nov 1966 – Feb 1970A Division Diesel GangI am Interested in hearing from anybody I was ship mates with especially A Division Personnel Nov 1966- Feb 1970.
Moore, Edwin/edRD31967 – 1968STAFF/COMCRUDESFLOT 11One of the finest cruisers I ever sailed on, great ships company. This was my first tour in Vietnam on Sea Dragon missions.
Kiely, BernardBT31967 – Aug 4, 1969B DivisionI became a man on the Newport News
Cole, Carl W.RMSNMay 1967 – Aug 1968CRServed on first Vietnam deployment. Vietnam trip website at http://www.TranHungDaoTrip.com (aka http://he2k0005iis.hostelements.com/cwcole/Default.html) personal website at http://www.carlwcole.com
Melick, Ronald (Ron) profile iconPN 3rd classJun 1967 – Aug 1967Admin
Denatale, JoeQM3Jul 19, 1967 – Nov 14, 1968NANLooking for old shipmates
Crouch, John Lboilerman 3rd classJul 20, 1967 – May 23, 1968b division
Stai, Paul/ JerryMM2Aug 1, 1967 – Feb 1, 1971ALooking for guys I served with/knew.
Howe, Lawrence LarrySNAug 8, 1967 – May 13, 19683RD DIVISIONHard to believe it's coming up on 50 years since I came aboard the "Gray Ghost" and served in Vietnam '67-'68!! I still miss my Navy days and the days aboard the Newport News. Email me!!
Rayburn, CarlHTCSep 1967 – Nov 1969RAll remembering Newport New's first Viet Nam trip, I am Sorry that I did not make the second trip, for I had to report to shore duty alate December 1969, which was, I worked in the Shipfitter and Pipefitter Shops.
Henry, GeronimoGMG-3Sep 1, 1967 – Nov 30, 19695THANY BODY THAT CAN REMEMBER HERB RIDER CALL ME 281-323-9401
Shaffer, DavidRD1Nov 1967 – May 1968STAFFCOMCRUDESFLOT 11 Radarman.
Cheek, Mikerd3Nov 1967 – Apr 1968flagI liked the time spent on the Newport News.
Todar, BarryRD3Nov 12, 1967 – May 30, 1968FLAG

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