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USS Belknap (CG 26) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Belknap (CG 26). 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 494 crew members registered for the USS Belknap (CG 26).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1992 | 1993 – now

Taft, William (Bullwinkle)RM31972 – 1975radiomany good memories from my time aboard Ma Bell and working with great rm gang
Backowski, John (AkaRM31972 – 1974Communications DivisionFresh out of Radioman A school in Bainbridge, MD, I received orders to report to the USS Belknap DLG-26. The few years I spent aboard Ma Bel were formulative" years for me and I cherish those years spent w/ my shipmates!
Zak, TomSM31972 – 1975signalmanI am from Rural Valley pa.drove to and from Norfolk Va.with my best man Denny Pollock had alot of good buddies on the Belknap I would enjoy chatting with again such as Mac Rick Mclaughlin,Steve Register,Denny Pollock Etc
Bourque, LeeLTJGJan 10, 1972 – May 10, 1974SupplySaw Belknap with my 2 sons just before decommissioning. Served under LCDR Kowalski & LT Schuck on 2 Med cruises. Great memories of Thanksgiving dinner during 30+ degree rolls in Atlantic returning from Med in '73.
Chamberlain, DonIC2Jan 24, 1972 – Apr 14, 1975E DivisionI am both proud and grateful to have served my country on this beautiful and awesome ship. It was a thrill to see so much of the world. The IC gang was a great bunch of guys. I was sad to lose those shipmates in 1975.
Shumate, DanielRD/OS 2Feb 1972 – Nov 1975OI
Hennessy, PeteFTMCFeb 15, 1972 – Oct 15, 1975FOXWas in charge of WDE and the 48 Radar. Worked with J.D. Keyes, Miles Herndon, Sr. Chief Bob McKee, Chief Devlin. Remember the guys in the 55B Radar and Missile Plot. Good ship, Great Crew!
Angle, MarkOS-3Mar 1, 1972 – Dec 23, 1973OIWorked in ECM with Gary "Wally" Walton and Paul Mason, both great guys. Still think a lot of the friends we all lost. I was PO of the Watch and logged MM1 Cass on board as a new shipmate.
Hevel, AllenRM3May 1, 1972 – Aug 1, 1975OCLove the med, love south america and i love the caribbean. Lets take another cruise!
Kleaver, DaveHM3Aug 1972 – Dec 1973NXHad a lot of great experiences onboard. Would like to hear from my old shipmates.
Hewitt, Freeman / FreddyOS2Aug 1972 – Nov 1975OILoved Ma Belle. I was on my third deployment the night of the accident and was below CIC with Ketcham and St. Marie shortly before the collision. That night changed my life.
Elledge, Joe (Steve)PC3Nov 1972 – Aug 1975NXWonderful experience having served aboard the Belknap and being part of such an awesome crew. I was discharged just before the Belknap sailed for the Med in Aug 75.
Heisel, WilliamEM31973 – 1974
Perry, DavidIC11973 – 1975E
England, TerrySTG21973 – 1975Weapons/AS
Gambrell, GaryOS31973 – 1974OIWas on board during UNITAS cruise in 1974. Left in Lima, Peru.
Lambers, MikeE5/ETR21973 – 1974OEMade the Med cruise and got tapped to go on WBL TV with Bill Kelly (Kelso Kool). Had some great times doing the show and creating those crasy commercials. Looking for Bill and Dave Lassiter.
Perry, DaveIC11973 – Nov 1975E Div
Jones, Robert "Bob"MM1(SS)Jan 1973 – May 1973MI was fresh out of "A" School waiting for Nuclear Power School my short time on the Belknap. It was a real learning experience. I left the day before they went out for a Med run.
Farrow, JimRM1Feb 9, 1973 – Dec 20, 1975OCBest ship and crew I ever worked and sailed with.
Popadak, MikeETN2Mar 1973 – Aug 1974OEMany thanks to all those shipmates who helped me on my first sea tour. Glascock, Gettler, Carpenter, Flash, Tom Walters.
Good, JohnOS2May 1973 – Dec 1975OII served from 73-75 & was on duty in CIC during the collision with the Kennedy. What a horrific night. I thank God for all who survived +those who helped us from other ships. I pray for those who died & who still suffer.
Fournier, MikeMM3May 8, 1973 – Sep 4, 1975Eng.Left the ship in Rota just a couple of months before the accident. Lost some great friends and miss them. Best ship in the fleet
Kelchner, DvaeFTG3Jun 1973 – Nov 1975GHad fond memoories of the Belknap. Med cruise when I met her in Rota, Spainin 1973.Next year 1974 Unitas cruise.Great women in South America and then deadly Med cruise in 1975. But had a great time.
Keenan, WilliamBT3Jun 10, 1973 – Nov 25, 1975BTrapped below decks B&M division compartment for what seemed a long time. smoke got thick,hard to breath. X division compartment on fire above us. What a night.Still think alot about guys who did not make it.
Webster, JoeMS/3Aug 11, 1973 – Apr 10, 1976supply
Gambrell, GaryOS3Oct 1973 – Nov 1974OIShe's an equal part of my sweet dreams and my nightmares. The friends I made and the friends I left behind are the foundation of my soul.
Richard, Carl PEM3Dec 1973 – Nov 1975EWas on watch with Kawalo, Freeman and Case. Matter of fact the only reason Im here today is because Kawalo ask that I swap watch, aft to forward, with him. (God's plan) I live and dedicate my life to their memory. These were topnotch MEN.
Horner, JohhMSSNDec 1973 – Nov 1975S-2i was in the galley as night baker on the night of nov. 22 1975 and went through all of that night with the rest of the brave crew to save ship and lives.
Nichols, ToddLTJG1974 – 1975ASW Officer
Bird, SteveRM31974 –ORAnybody remember the UNITAS cruise.....Best ship I served in...
Snyder, "Lee"SK21974 – 1975SupplyWas one of the last of the collision crew to depart at Philly.
Camden, VicOS31974 – 1975opsI was released from the Navy a few months before the Belknap and the Kennedy collided in the Med. I'm presently a dentist living in Wytheville, VA.
Khan, Abdul KHM31974 – 1975NXWas corpsman on the Uss Belknap -homeported in Norfolk, Va.Was picked up from airport by sonarman Lassen for my first shipboard assignment early 74.Was on Unitas 15 cruise. Left ship while drydocked in Portsmouth, VA 1975.I knew MM1Cass,
Khan, Abdul KHM31974 – 1975NXWas the ships doc with CPO Archie l. Grant.Always rememberENS BRIZEE,Lt SENECHAL,WO WHITTAKER,CPO CLOW,LASSEN, CASS,BRAMER,TIMAS,PEREZ,RENFRO,the snipes,'s and all others on Unitas15 cruise.I was there doc.God bless all.
Henne, ChristopherRM31974 – Jul 1975CommunicationsSeparated July 1975. Navy wanted me to extend for upcoming Med Cruise. No thanks. I did love that ship though. Proud to have served
Buras, Markenfa1974 – 1975engineeringI will never forget the night of Nov. 22 1975
Poey, Thomas/tommmJan 1974 – 1976engine deptMY middle brother was below deck during the collision and I was 14 i remember my dad waiting for the call that he was all right. i was so scared. Iove all ya`ll for serving and god bless the ones that did nomake it.
Travers, BruceEM2Feb 1974 – Feb 1976EngineeringGreat crew, great times! One of the last to walk off her in Philly after the long tow home.
Mockapetris, PeterBT2Feb 25, 1974 – Dec 20, 1975BI never did like carriers
Roberts, DavidOS1Mar 1974 – Jul 1975OI
Wrieden, Artnc1NC1Apr 1, 1974 – Oct 1, 1975NXHad not seen this website before today. Left shortly before the collision but lost a good friend and good shipmates on that night. She was a great ship and had a wonderful captain and crew.
Milnes, JeffMMFNApr 15, 1974 – Jan 31, 1976M, EngineeringHave photos of ship in flames from 22Nov75. Have on CD.
Hawkins, MarkHTFNApr 20, 1974 – Dec 20, 1975EngineeringHey everyone, My ship was one of the ships that night, that gave rescue and support. And i remember the collision like it was yesterday. I setup a decon station, and montior the men for radiation. My recording & report were surppress.
Whelehan, JoeQMSNMay 1974 – Apr 1975NavMy most memorable time in the Navy. Great ship, greater people. Thank you all for the life-long memories.
Fleming, MarkOS3Jun 15, 1974 – Dec 1, 1974Admiral Staff/OISailed on Unitas 15
Bores, KennethSNJun 16, 1974 – Jan 22, 1975decki was on the bridge during the collision
Umbriaco, MikeQM2Sep 14, 1974 – Jan 15, 1976Ops NavigationBelknap was one of the most significant life experiences, in many ways, for me. I get to see our CO Capt Shaffer every year at the Belknap Reunions .It is a real treat for all of us whom we credit saving our lives.
Mennel, ChrisET3Oct 1974 – Dec 1974OE - communicationsOnly on board a short time between ET schools and Nuc School - But made some good friends who I regret I have not kept in contact with - crossing the equator with my friend Tim is a memory I still enjoy with all the pictures.
Mira, RalphSeaman signalmanNov 15, 1974 – 1975Communications Naples Italy--Peroni beer was horrible--the BlueBird club-- Mystery meat burgers on the pier---no, I don't want to buy a Cameo---cabbies in $200 suits with jaded, dead, predatory eyes. Holy crap, that woman is a man.

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