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USS Castor (AKS 1) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Castor (AKS 1). 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 31 crew members registered for the USS Castor (AKS 1).

Sanders, Newton(Newt)MMFN1955 – Mar 4, 1959USNI’m looking for anyone that was active with this sailor Newt Sanders. I am his daughter and need someone that knew daddy to contact me. Daddy went on to be a police officer however lost his battle with Mesothelioma
Rigdon, Braswell ( Bill ) profile iconEngineman 2nd Class1956 – 1958EngineeringI really enjoyed my time on this ship. Good people ! I was on the USS LEAGUE ISLAND AKS 30 before being assigned to the CASTOR.
Carl, RussellSK3Sep 1957 – Jul 1959S-1
Finch, Ronnie MFireman -E4Mar 5, 1958 – Aug 5, 1959engineeringlooking for navy buddies
Enni, AndySEAMANMay 1958 – Feb 1960CommissaryLooking back now, it was the best time of my life,great shipmates great officers, great duty. I was also winch operator on # 2 hole and replenished many ships during "Police Action" Recall my purple scrambled eggs??
McMillen, James R "Mack"SK3Sep 1960 – Dec 1961S-1My first permanent ship; I learned a lot of storekeeping from these guys. I stayed in and retired in 1983 as an SKCM.
Queen, J Dem3Dec 1960 – Jun 1962engineer electrical
Rohr, Ron profile iconBT 31961 –EngineeringI spent 18 months aboard the Castor, it was my first ship, I was 17 at the time and am now 78. I am looking for the ships history, if anyone can help me find a website to obtain that information, please let me know.
Roberts, RonSK3May 1961 – Sep 1961S-1Short but good tour. Ran into Sloan @ UNL in '65
Hollis, Jamesqm2/ e5Apr 1962 – Mar 9, 1965operationslooking for daniel dillan or any other mates!
Hargrove, Bobby profile iconMM1Nov 1962 – Apr 1964M DIV ENGINEERING
McCauley, DennisSK3Dec 1963 – Dec 1965S-1
Rassier, JohnSK 2Dec 31, 1963 – Jul 5, 1966S-1Looking for Dennis McCauley, Timothy Mcafee, Kenneth Campbell, Roger Vogt, Howard Basham. I have been in contact with Don Clasen over the years. Saw him in 1993.
Abacano, LeviTAFeb 12, 1964 – Jan 26, 1966SupplyIn 2007, I was diagnozed with prostate canceer, I believe my cancer was caused by agent orange while serving on board the USS Castor operating in Vietnam. I applied for compensation but was continuously denied by the Va.
Justice, Bobby (Bj)GM1Jul 1964 – Jul 1967X, RichardE/7Dec 1964 – Mar 19682ndChief boatsmate US Navy retired
Knuckles, RickSK11965 – Sep 1967SupplyHad two years of great times on the USS Castor, 66' & 09/67', even when crossing the equator and becoming an a shell back. I will looking forward to hering form old polly wogs.
Bland, JimSKSA-SK2Mar 1965 – Mar 1968S-1Great tour homeported in Sasebo Japan.
Debish, Mike profile iconRD3Mar 1965 – Feb 1967CICLots of memorable experiences and happy to get in touch with any former crew members. Would have never thought of calling Sasebo Japan my second home.
Vandemark, DanielE3 BMJul 1965 – Mar 14, 1967BMLooking for my old friend, Mike Verdugo Michael Wright and a few more old ship mates.
Verdugo, MikeE-3 BMSNJul 28, 1965 – Aug 23, 1966Deck OpertionsI am looking for anyone including officers, that remember going ashore with supplies while in Da Nang waters. I was diagnosed with Cancer. I was denied a claim from VA due to insufficent ships records. Please help me.
Stearns, MichaelSK3Nov 20, 1965 – Aug 5, 1967SupplyCastor reunions are great
De La Rosa, RudyE-3Dec 1965 – Dec 1967engineeringI encountered hipititas C and I truly feel from ships barber since he used the same razor on all shipmates. The V.A.has denied my claim. If any other sailors contacted hipititas C it would help prove our point.
Normand, MichaelSK3Jan 9, 1966 – Apr 25, 1968S-2 Food ServiceI was the Jack-of-the-Dust. Currently live in Fayetteville, NC. Retired in 1985. Married 49 years to wife from Sasebo, Japan. Getting 100% VA from military service.
Collins, James profile iconE-4Oct 16, 1966 – Jun 14, 19671
Kelley, RayRM3Dec 12, 1966 – Oct 31, 1968Operations / RadioPresently Reunion Planner along with wife Susan. 2012 Reunion Savannah Ga March 22 - 25, 2012 email or
Williams, RickMM3Jan 1967 – Jan 1969machineist mateHas anyone from 67 to 69 got disability for diabetes type2 or vascular problems. please reply in a post
Wilson, MikeRD3Aug 1, 1967 – Oct 28, 1968OPS
Nicholson, Brent "Nick"FAAug 5, 1967 – Aug 1, 1968Boiler Room TechnicianI would like to get in touch with anyone that I was on board with. Stanford Robinson III, Ebon Flow "Cool Breeze", & Sean Patrick McAlary are a few guys I remember. If you see this, it would be great to hear from you.
Waters, GlennSKSNMar 1968 – Aug 1968SupplyGreat duty, too short
Cheatle, JohnET2Jun 1968 – Dec 1969CommunicationsGreat duty, . Was an ET but had been assigned radio watches. Had some exceptional RM's

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