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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
Caldwell, Patrick Big"C"DC31988 – Aug 1990repair
Churchwell, JoeDS21988 – 1990OPS
Rake, KellyCTOC1988 – 1990COMSIXFLEET
Reece, DavidMM31988 – 1991MM1
Myers, Jamessmsn1988 – 1992owGreat friends and great times,I partied more during those years than I have since.Really hold those years dear.
Gotay, OrlandoLt. JG1988 – 1990M, A/EGlad to find this site....complements Facebook well.
Walker, JosephOSN/OS31988 – 1989Operations - CIC
Younger, JamesSK11988 – 1990S1After 20 years of service and 9 different commands I can honestly say the Belknap was by far the best command. Those guys were my family away from family and will always be. My brothers: Rick Grantham, Rick Crowell
Dreer, SeanE4/ MM31988 – 1991M-DIV
Jeffrey, BigelowMS21988 – 1991S2Retired from Navy in 2000 Now living in Georgia
Holmes, CharlesCTO1 SW/ACWJan 1, 1988 –N2 IntelligenceLiving in Gaeta and serving with Dell Meritt, and Commander Deruso were some of the best years of my life. Commander Deruso, thanks for all your help. I know you can hear me ...God Bless you!
Grisham, HoustonOS2(SW)Feb 1988 – Feb 1990flag plotEnjoyed the tour of duty ment some fine people and friends, would like to visit Gaeta again
Reitzel, JohnPN3Feb 2, 1988 – Feb 1990XMy first and favorite ship. Gaeta (and all of Italy was incredible) Visiting Dubrovnik, Palma, Benidorm, Istambul, Izmir, Toulon, Canne, Nice/Ville Franche, and all the other places made serving aboard her special.
Howard, MichaelSN/TM2Mar 6, 1988 – Apr 10, 19901st/3rd?Donot remember Stg's/Tm's div it was hehe..
Razo, HectorSHC(SW/AW)Mar 16, 1988 – May 1, 1991S-3My best tour so far. Currently stationed onboard REAGAN. Worked as an SH3 in the ship's store and barbershop. Also took care of your skivies in the laundry.
Williams, Willy (Monty)BT3Apr 1988 – Aug 1991bI miss all the good friends I made on belknap
Bruton, CliffordMM3May 24, 1988 – May 15, 1990M
Edwards, JimMMCS(SW)Jun 1988 – Aug 1991MOne of the best tours of duty I had in the Navy! I sure miss those times and good friends.
Bailey, ToneyET2Jun 12, 1988 – Jun 13, 1990OE
Grantham, Richard (Rick)E1-E4Aug 2, 1988 – Aug 2, 1990SupplyThis was by far the best command I served in while in the Navy. Although I didn't fully appreciate it at the time, Gaeta and all the ports we went to were one of the best times of my life.
Taylor, BryanSM/ANAug 8, 1988 – Aug 9, 1989DECK/HELOTHE BELNAPK WAS AGREAT SHIP AND ALL THEPORT OF CALLS AND THE GUYS ON THE SHIP
Derenthal, GregorySTG2Aug 22, 1988 – Oct 15, 1990WS02Went to the ship because my brother was there. I loved it and am really sad they sunk it. The Gut was awesome there and never gone more than 2 wks.
Butts, Keithmm3Aug 24, 1988 – Jul 20, 1991ship companyGreat tour of duty. Made alot of great friends there.
Ortizcruz, WilliamRM3Sep 11, 1988 – Aug 7, 1991OCGreat ship! Worked in Radio Central under Master Chief Archabold and RMC McKay. Gaeta rocks, especially Vic, 8 1/2, and the great R&D subs.
Hart, EmmettSep 29, 1988 – Mar 10, 1991whats up guys
Thompson, MatthewYN3Oct 1988 – Oct 1990Admin/PersonnelSpain: Palma de Mallorca, Cartagena, Rota, Barcelona Turkey: Izmir, Istanbul France: Villefrance Italy: Venice, Pisa, Rome, Naples, Trieste, Augusta Bay, Malta Yugoslavia: Dubrovnik Israel: Haifa Russia: Sevastopol (cancelled)
Hackworth, ChrisET2(SW)Oct 1, 1988 – Oct 1, 1991OE
Elking, David ElkingEM21989 – 1992E
Houck, EdOS 31989 – 1990OPS
Saylors, ToddE-31989 – 1993EReally enjoyed my time in Italy and all the great ports we visited.
Campbell, Roger (Buzzsaw )BT31989 – 1992BBest times ever.
Torres, Manuel/ Manny profile iconMM31989 – 1991MThe best and most memorable times in my life came from the Belknap. Moved on to USS Capodanno; out in '92. Joined CB's as reservist as E4 from '93 to '04. Out due to HYT. Now MSgt (E7) in USAF Reserves. Still in..
Lager, MichaelMMCM SW/AW/MTSJan 1, 1989 – Aug 10, 1993M
Wilson, JimIS2Jan 15, 1989 – Sep 1, 1991Sixth Fleet Staff (N2)
Benitez, JohnEM1 (SW)Feb 15, 1989 – Mar 28, 1992LPOReally enjoyed Belknap and the coolest port visits. EM1 Lapatra send me your phone number by e-mail, I lost it. MS 2 Diaz Medina, I and Louie Colon are searching for you.
Medina, CesarE-4/RP3Mar 1, 1989 – Apr 1, 1991Enjoyed very much my tour onboard the USS BELKNAP. It was my best tour during my 20 years in the Navy. I hope to hear from some Belknap's friends. Blessings, Cesar Medina, RP1(SW), Retired
Spazafumo, Spaz (Mike)FCApr 1989 – Apr 19914thGreat time onboard, and loved Gaeta. I have been back to Gaeta 4 times while on business trips and family vacations. My kids love Gaeta as they see it as visiting a real Italian town. SPAZ
Kotras, David "Kody"FC3May 1989 – Oct 19934thBest times of my life. Gaeta and the Med couldn't be beat for a young man in the navy. If you know me, drop me a line. Looking for more 4th div. buddies.
Blake, James (Shakey)BT2Jun 1989 – Jun 13, 1992BBEST SHIP I EVER SERVED ON!
Juarez, Louiee-5/gmmJun 29, 1989 – Jun 29, 19914thwas a cool ship, went to a lot of really cool places and met some cool people, went on lots of cool runs around gaeta with etc russ jackson..great time there..
Zimmerman, Mikebm3Jul 1989 – Jul 1993bm
Schermerhorn, DennisBMSNSep 1989 – Sep 1991DeckThose were some of the best times over there.Wish I could do it all over again,smarter this time.I look over stuff collected from all the ports...good times.Hope things are good for you guys..man I was a punk back then.
Crenshaw, William (Bill)BT1Sep 1989 – Sep 1992B DivisionThe best ship in the fleet. I sure do miss those times in Gaeta. Great port visits. My best tour in the Navy. My son grew up to be a Gunner's Mate and used her as target pratice.
Perrone, Joeht2Sep 11, 1989 – Oct 8, 1993repairgreat ship&crew. 5 years of some of the best times in my life. man we worked hard on that old girl , sad to see her go.
Strick, TJSKOct 1989 – Jun 1993supply
Staten, Michael (Lil Val)e3Oct 12, 1989 – Oct 15, 19931stI was boat division after first division . My division officer was ensign Banks . Experienced alot of great ports and met alot of great people . I remeber hangin out at rendevous with monica in gaeta . What a place to be
Price, EricSN/HNOct 27, 1989 – Dec 20, 19911st / XGreat tour of duty!
Lapatra, PatEM2Nov 1989 – Jul 1993EWorkcenter supervisor for the electric shop most of this tour. Designed and installed the infamous one-switch dress ship lighting system.
James Byers, Lit'L RichE3 SeamanDec 1989 –DeckThis is where I learned how to drink and talk the most crap, and have the most fun. I regret ever leaving the Navy. Capt. Zig, Stullar, Heavy D, Charlie Spoons, Red Head Kingpin, Goldie, Big John Alday, Brother Knowledge
King, JamesBM2Dec 8, 1989 – Dec 19, 1992DeckReported aboard as a BM3, was frocked to BM2 a few days later. Reenlisted for orders back to the west coast. Now I am a BMC stationed in Sardinia.
Skillrud, MatthewET2Dec 15, 1989 – Dec 15, 1991OPS/OEThe begining of an Adventure...still going on today.

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