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USS Cambria (APA 36) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Cambria (APA 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 37 crew members registered for the USS Cambria (APA 36).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Ferguson, DaleF1CDec 6, 1944 – Dec 18, 1946Black Gang
Callan, Johnradio operatoMay 1948 – Dec 1948us altantic fleet
Collings, BillET31950 – 1953Electronics
Binkley, MartinQM1Sep 1950 – Mar 1952
Boxlietner, Fred LuckyMM/2cNov 10, 1955 – Aug 13, 1959engineringI enjoyed my 4 yrs on board .would like to email some of the guys I served with.
Brandt, HowardET3Jan 1, 1956 – Feb 24, 1958oe
Winick, BernardDK3May 1956 – Jun 1957S-1I was a disbursing clerk and worked under the disbursing officer, LtJg Jensen. My most memorable cruise was the Med cruise that we made in 1956.
Jackson, Richard ( Jack)en3Nov 22, 1957 – Aug 23, 1960A divisionI was the dude who hated working on engines, so I kept volunteering for mess cook for almost 2 years. Then, I made EN3, by mistake,lol, and they took me off and sent to the evaporators. I miss the guys I met aboard.
Dodd, GeneYN3Nov 1958 – Jun 1961XI was originally assigned to the 1st Division Deck Crew. After a year on board I went into the ship's Post Office as a Yeoman and remained there until I left the ship for Washington D.C. in 1961
Partin, JohnYN3Aug 1960 – Apr 1963XI also was attached to COMPHIBRON SIX staff aboard CAMBRIA when detached from Ship's company. After a break in service until 1969, I reentered the Navy and finished my career in 1985 as a PNCS.
Kenneally, NormLTNov 1, 1960 – Oct 20, 1962DeckToday I have the same beautiful wife that I had when I reported aboard, and she saved all the letters written to her during our Caribbean and Med cruises. I am currently self publishing a book about our experiences.
Vinton, Wilbert1961 – 1963Bill was my father. He passed 6-4-97 and I am looking for info. on his ship. Thank you.
Campbell, MitchMM2Oct 1, 1961 – Aug 9, 1966M Division.Reported aboard as a greenhorn Fireman Apprentice and left as a Machinist Mate 2nd Class. Went on to retire as a Master Chief Machinist Mate ( E-9 )
Pearson, KennethSNJan 18, 1962 – Sep 11, 19633RDI boarded the ship in GetmoJan 62 an joined my Brother Ron (deceased) who was 3RD class Radio Man,I became a Deck Ape and 1st loader on the aft port side 40 mill for the 20 months ,included a Med Cruise, Cuban Blockade
Sweeney, JerryPC3Sep 1962 – Jul 1966Ist. and XServed as a deck ape for about 2.5 years. The Postal Clerk finished his enlistment and I took that slot. Just a slight adjustment from deck to the Post office. I almost served 4 years on the Cambria.
Dashnaw, RaymondBM31963 – 19652nd. (boatgroup)two med. cruises, & alot of good memories. would like to hear from other crewmembers!!
Kirk, ChuckBM3May 10, 1963 – Sep 20, 1966Boat Group
Falcone, NickEN2Aug 1963 – Nov 1966AI was young .Looking back, some aventure. Stood watches in evaporator room. Walked short patrol duty in Spain. Lost an LCVP while trying to evacuate American Embassy personel form the island of Cyprus.
Greco, TomRD3Sep 24, 1963 –OI2 Med cruiser trips some good years I remember some the the crew names
Smith, John SmittySF1Oct 1963 – Oct 1964RGOOD TIMES. GREAT CREW. STILL IN TOUCH WTH SOME INCLUDING MY BROTHER WHO CAME ABOARD THE DAY AFTER I LEFT.
Kraus, BobLTJGJun 1964 – Jun 1967coJust diagnosed with Mesothelioma resulting from exposure to asbestos aboard ship (including in the Phila Naval Shipyard when Cambria was in a dry dock for upgrades). Recommend annual CT chest scan for early detection.
Foy, ScottMM SNIPEJun 1, 1964 – Oct 13, 1967B&MLots of work but I will always remember the Guys I served with.
Trusty, RonaldBT3Jun 21, 1965 – Jul 10, 1967B
Smith, Paule 3Aug 14, 1965 – Aug 25, 1967boat groupI liked the Med Cruises and seeing different ports andhaving fun with my navy buddies
Reid, RichardEN21966 – 1970A division
Sokolik, RichardSNAug 1966 – Feb 19683rdWould like to locate shipmates.
Hague, BillYN2 LEGAL YEOMANAug 1966 – Apr 14, 1970ADMIN - BOATSTARTED OUT IN BOAT DIV AFTER BOAT SCHOOL IN NORFOLK. WENT TO NAVAL JUSTICE SCH IN NEWPORT RI IN 1968. MOVED TO ADMIN DIV. WAS COXSWAIN IN CON 1A WHILE A YN2. VERY UNUSIAL. REMEMBER CRASH OUTSIDE OF MALTA.
Kaminski, Leonard (Ski)MR3Sep 1966 – Mar 1969ENGTwo Med cruises. One Apllo recovery cruise. Often think of the guys I served with and wonder what there doing. I left the Cambria in 1969 for a tour on the USS Valcan AR5.
Taylor, JamesBM3Sep 29, 1966 – Apr 14, 19703RDIT HAS BEEN 40 YEARS SINCE GETTING OUT.i'M IN MERIDEN C.T.SEMI-RETIRED AND LOVING IT.I'VE HAD CONTACT WITH VINCENT BRADFORD 3RD DIVISION AND RICHARD TAYLOR OVER THE YEARS BUT THATS IT.I THINK I'VE BEEN BLESSED TO BE HERE
Carlson, RichardE-41967 – 1969R
Prouty, JackBM21967 – 1969boat grouphad mike boat #1 then the commadors gig made to med cruises
Smith, David / SmittyLTMar 1967 – Aug 1969NavigatorMade 3 Med cruises, watched scenes of Patton being filmed, Got married. Never ran aground. Great times.
Paci, SebastianMM 3Nov 1967 – Dec 1970Engine room
Treants, GeneETN3Nov 9, 1967 – Oct 16, 1969OCAssigned as Radar Tech in spite of being trained as Communications Tech plus Assault Boat Radio Tech. Climbed many masts & worked in a basket at end of Crane Hoist Gitmo, Carrib, & Med Cruise. Apollo 7 Recovery. Won Green C.
Jones, Robert / BobETN@Feb 1968 – Jan 12, 1969Communications/ Electronics RepairOne Med cruise. Apollo 7 Recovery ship #4. Won Green C during Med cruise. In charge of communications ET's while on board.
Buchbinder, IrvingHM21969 – Sep 13, 1970DivI worked as a Hospital Corpsman for the Cambria. I can't remember our Chief but Dr. Baker was ship's doc while I was onboard. We served with sailors and marines. Some of my fondest memories are of USS Cambria
Smith, SmittyRM3Apr 30, 1969 – Sep 1, 1970CRServed on USS Cambria in Radio shack. I'm in touch with quite a few of the shipmates. I was trying to get ahold of Ron Carlson, as he served in my Radio dept. I see that Ron Carlson is signed up with this US Navy crew.

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