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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 492 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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Del Campo, YvonneDon't know1975 – 1976Don't knowMy Brother, William (Bill) Sanchez was on the USS Belknap when it collided. I believe he then was in the Navy until 1976.
Geesey, DougSK2Jan 1975 – Aug 1975S-1
Namen, SamSTGMar 1975 – Dec 1975
Lindsey, TimEW2Mar 1975 – Nov 1975Electronic Warfare CrewBelknap was the best ship I served on in my 6 yrs Navy service. The crash of 11/22/75 changed my life and the lives of many others. My very good friend, Gordon St. Marie died in the fire - God bless his memory! I live in SE Ohio.
McCoy, JeffsaMar 1975 – Nov 30, 1975Deck I was aboard during the crash with the JFK
Budd, MichaelSEAMANMar 10, 1975 –Sonarwas aboard during collision
Preston, RichardOSSNMar 15, 1975 – Dec 28, 1975OI
Preston, RichardOSSNApr 1, 1975 – Jan 22, 1976ops
Thomas, SheltersMSSNMay 1975 – Dec 1975supplyI was on board to Sicily
Burman, JosephICFAMay 1, 1975 –EBest and worse of times... Anyone interested in contacting me...71 Brackett Ave Peaks Island Maine 04108 (207) 766-2565
Lange, JohnICFAMay 5, 1975 – Dec 21, 1975EI turned 19 during my short tour of duty. I will never forget the experience.
Decker, JonathanQMCJun 16, 1975 –NavigationServed through the collision and was involved in all events through the final decommissioning . Retired on October 1 1991 as CWO4 currently residing in Bessemer Michigan.
Hug, MaxBTFAJul 1975 – Feb 1976B
Ackley, AllenEWCJul 1975 – Dec 1975OE
Niblack, NiteliteRMSAJul 1975 – Nov 1975CR - CommunicationsI have never forgotten Belknap. I wish we had gone to NY for the big party. She was one great ship. It was a rough cruise before the collision. We were one fantastic crew.
Mitchell, BubbaRM2Jul 1, 1975 – Nov 18, 1975ocserved signal bridge
Plowman, WilliamBT-3Jul 17, 1975 – Dec 21, 1975BMeeting the Kennedy was a lifetime eye opening experiance
Hurder, DavidQMSNAug 1975 – Dec 1975Navigation
Chenault, Robert (Dale)mm2Aug 12, 1975 – Nov 29, 1975a gangON BOARD A SHORT TIME DUE TO THE COLLISION WITH THE USS JFK
Goins, Kenneth "Tom"IC 2Sep 1, 1975 – Nov 1975EOnly on board a short time before the collision, but what a great crew. Capt. Schaffer was the best.
Burger, DennisOSSASep 9, 1975 – Dec 20, 1975OI
Wilson, PaulRMSNSep 15, 1975 – Dec 15, 1975CRI reported and was in berthing when the world shook and a sound like a huge metal ball falling down a metal ladder alerted the Sailors in the Comm Berthing and then the sound of collision rang we were trapped by smoke.
Huddleston, HudGMMOct 1975 – Feb 1976MissleI was onboard during the collision, fought the fire mid-ship from the helo deck, traveled back to Palermo Sicily and Naples for load out and stripping and was on the ARS Hoist for tow back
Cribb, TerryGMMSANov 1975 – Dec 1975Missile House/Temporary Mess HallAfter the collision, I stayed aboard as 1 of the "Hard core 100" as we were towed from Augusta Bay, Cicily to Naples, Italy. I grew a lot from that. I am filing for disability and I am writing. I have Agent Orange.
Gray, LarryOSNov 22, 1975 –I need to remember,please help me. I have totally put the collision out of my mind for 30 years. It now haunts me. I was on watch when it occured and remained onboard through naples. Please taslk to me if you remember.
Hamilton, RobertFTGCJul 1978 – Mar 1983Weps/2nd (Guns)I was one of the first 5 personnel assigned to Belknap when she was in the Philly yards. Industrializtion team, Pre Com team and Commissioning crew. Best ship I ever served on.
Ward, RichardDSCAug 1978 – Apr 1983OD
Cole, KeithMM1Aug 1978 – Oct 1980M
Acevedo, WendellBM31979 – 1982Fresh out of boot camp, i was sent to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, to serve on the Belknap. The Belknap was still awaiting recommissioning. A lot of good memories.
Lee, Rudolph(nick)DS21979 – 1982OD
Decamp, ChuckDS11979 – Oct 19, 1981OD
Winters, MichaelRMSN1979 – Jan 1981communicationsELITE OF THE FLEET 1980. BOOTCAMP,ORLANDO .FL. RM"A"SCHOOL"79".SAN DIEGO,CA.HOMEPORT,NORFOLK,VA. PRECOMMISION TRAINING PHILLY,PA.WOULDN'T MIND HEARING FROM SHIPMATES.-"mwpriest7@aol.com".
Wynn, RandyDS11979 – Nov 23, 1981ODAssigned to Belknap while in shipyard. Served throughout shakedown and qualification cruises. Completed enlistment 8 days before first Mediterranean cruise.
Grainger, BruceMS31979 – Jul 10, 1981S1 SUPPLYI havent been able to find any of my fellow shipmates since i seperated would like to be able to say hello.I havent found my best friend ms3 charles lockaby,i am a plankowner on the belknap.We had a great crew.
Reed, Os1`OS1Feb 1979 – Jun 1984OION BOARD FROM SOUTH AMERICAN CRUZE IN1974,GOT OFF BEFORE THEJFK DISATER,RECOMM AND DID ABOUT 4 YEARS AS LPO OI DIV.
Johnson, BamaBT2Feb 1, 1979 – May 10, 1985BGlad to hear from all I served with,outstanding crew, great memories like another said miss crew not navy
McMillian, Anthonyyn3May 1979 – 1981adminWho remembers those bad storms on the Caribbean sea after leaving St. Thomas., Mack, Plank Owner, but I guess I cant get that seeing that it has been sunk. The Belknap was the baddest thing afloat at that time.
O'Connor, BrianOS2(SW)May 10, 1979 – Apr 25, 1985OI
Froehlich, BobET1May 10, 1979 – Jun 1, 1984oe01
Sasser, JimFTM1Jun 1979 – Aug 19814thFire Control Missle Tech. I was part of the origional 4 man team that re-built Belknap. I am a plank owner. Fired the first successful SM-2 missle from a sea launch platform (Belknap).
Devlin, PaulMM2Aug 1979 – Jun 1981M DivisionAft Engine room. Good times!!!!
Wright, Jack DFTG2Aug 1979 – Aug 1981WeaponsMy month and days for when I arrived and left are foggy. Old age setting in.
Campbell, Tony R.BM3Aug 4, 1979 – Nov 18, 1981FirstSpent bootcamp in florida and then transfered to phillidelphia naval shipyard to join the crew of uss belknap due for commisioning in 1980. lots of good time and some great freinds. wish we were still together. hello gang. send an email.
Kearns, JoeMS3Sep 27, 1979 – Sep 27, 1983S2Haze gray an underway
Aldrich, StephenBT3Sep 29, 1979 – Sep 29, 1983EngineeringServed USS Belknap 79-83. It was a wonderful time of travel, learning and growing up as a young man.
Putnam, DanielET-1Oct 1979 – May 1982OE01
Ponce, ChristopherMM2Oct 10, 1979 – May 15, 1981A-GangIt was a couple of special years with some great guys.
Olsen, David (Tick)E-3Nov 1979 – Aug 31, 1983DeckHi all I am the youngest plank owner of the Belknap recommissioned on may 10 1980. I still have my certificate signed By Captain RR Hatch. I miss it Dearly!! And the Fellows
Hipsher, CliftonICCNov 10, 1979 – Apr 1, 1985EPlank owner for second commissioning, I made ICC, I have a ton of stories, and I wear a Belknap ball cap almost daily. She was a good ship with a good crew. She taught me a lot and I miss her to this day. May she rest in peace.
Tomas, NoelBT1Nov 15, 1979 – Mar 29, 1985BB division on the Belknap was the best times in the Navy, except when I was flying LCAC's.
Ferguson, KitFCCSDec 1979 – Mar 1983weapons/4th
Devito, RichardBTFNDec 29, 1979 – Jan 3, 1983BI had a blast around the world with some of the crazziest guys I have ever met

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