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USS California (CGN 36) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS California (CGN 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 625 crew members registered for the USS California (CGN 36).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Anderson, Steve "Andy"MM21981 – Jan 1985M
Allen, Anthony (Tony)OS31981 – 1985OIEnjoyed my time on the Golden Grizzly. Met some awesome mates in OI and other divisions. Fancy the "Around The World Cruise" of '81 and Panama Canal transit of '83 to NAS Alameda.
Riordan, PatrickMS31981 – Jul 1983SupplyI cooked for the good crew of the USS California for a while, then I was a Damage Control Petty Officer.
Battaglia, MarkMM31981 – 1983A
Alls, CliffordOSJan 1981 – Aug 1985OI
Izzo, John (1220, Gizmo, Scaley)MM1 (SW)Jan 31, 1981 – Nov 3, 1986MLots of great memories and stories. Still in touch with some. I got back into the Navy Reserve as a Seabee retired Oct 2006 as a Chief.
Rock, JoeET1Feb 1, 1981 – Apr 30, 1984OE
Ferback, KevinMM3Feb 13, 1981 – Feb 1986A- GangWOW!! We had some great times in A-gang. We ran the boat. And we ate well. Brooks, Nardeccia, Porter, Wynne,Schaefer. Alot of good memories.
Stagers, MikeCTR3Mar 1981 – Sep 1981
Leigh, DavidDS2Apr 3, 1981 – Sep 1984ONGreat memories on the World's finest warship, Navy finestcrew Just 21 & made my 1st around the world cruise which led to me visiting many countries and nearly ever state in the US as I could., became a shellback,etc
Cole, JeffreyDK3May 22, 1981 – Apr 30, 1984SUPPLYFOLLOWING THE ADVICE OF MY TRUSTED ENS FAULKNER (DIV LEADER) FOR ME TO ACCEPT MY 2ND SET OF ORDERS FOR CRYSTAL CITY DC, I DEPARTED THE GOLDEN GRIZZLY AS A DK3 FOR THE LAST TIME. I LOVED MY TOUR! NOW LIVING IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, EMAIL ME!
Fairfull, RichardMM2May 30, 1981 – May 30, 1985M
Kasinger, DennyE4STG3Jun 1, 1981 – Sep 15, 1986WS
Boyer, JohnEN 1Aug 1981 – May 1984A
Velasquez, ArmandoOSAug 1981 – May 1984OIMiss those blue waters.
Geer, John profile iconET1Sep 1981 – May 1985Reactor ControlsRetired Deputy Sheriff living in San Antonio, Texas. Looking for friend and shipmate EM2 Jason Sapp. Anybody know about his whereabouts?
Stepanek, CraigIC2Oct 1981 – Oct 1985REGreat bunch of guys all around. Vladivostok, Russia for the summer of '84, what an adventure. Westpac '85 was great with Capt Paulson: Pakistan, Phillipines, Perth, Singapore n more!
Williams, Donald (Chill Will)OS2Oct 1981 – Jul 1986Oi Just looking to get re squinted with old friends
Inskeep, Robert (Bob)MM2Nov 1981 – Mar 1983M.Returned back to sea from 18 months of LimDu aboard the California. Left her while she was in the yards for Overhaul. have some good memories from her my oldest boy was born while serving on her. Hard to believe he is 21 now.
Johnson, KarlNov 1981 – Jul 2, 1985LI arrived in November 1981. The drew was just coming back from the round the world cruise. Some good times were had to be sure, but probably just a lot of good company during bad times.
Henderson, BobbyDS3Nov 15, 1981 – Sep 8, 1985ONAlways remember the "PIG"
Gilles, JeromeEM31982 – Aug 26, 1986REInteresting times with people I would have gone to battle with. Karachi, Singapore, Australia and lots of sea.
Beard, DarrellE-51982 – 1986RCCurrently an ET working for Post Office. Never knew the P.O. used the best cameras and electronics in the industry. Always look back at what I learned and experienced in those Navy days and apply it every day, DB.
Leone, PaulSM2Jan 1, 1982 – Aug 14, 1986OCI enjoyed my time on the ship.
Hughes, KennyFTM2Jan 6, 1982 – Aug 15, 1984Forward Missile/WEPSI don't see many FTs here. Whatever happened to Luttrel, Miskowski, Wilson, Timm? When I came on board I had Pusiferri and Cash to deal with.
Alward, AlanSTG2Mar 1982 – Aug 1983AS
Smith, JosephIC2Jul 16, 1982 – Apr 6, 1986EGreat Ship, great friends
Sreffen, ShaneGMM3Jul 29, 1982 – Jul 29, 1985GI miss the great guys I served with and the great times we had! Drop me a line, love to catch up, call me Smurf..you know who you are! Shane
Walters, JimCTTC(SW)Oct 1982 – Jun 1985OTOutboard/EW LCPO from NNSY through IO '85. Best tour in 26 years! Thank you Capt Paulson.
Retzlaff, RonGMT2(SW)Oct 15, 1982 – Nov 11, 1986ASWorkcenter sup for the ASROC system. WESTPACs, Carribean runs, that Darn trip to Petropavlask Russia sure was fun. Great to see familiar names. Drop me a line if you want to.
Harnois, JoelCTT1/E6Oct 18, 1982 – Jul 3, 1985OT01Worked in the Outboard Spaces. Member of the first permenant goup of CT's to be assigned to the California.
Parker, DonOS3Nov 1982 – May 1985OISome of the best times of my life.
Hampton, Christopher Or ChrisMS2Dec 1, 1982 – Jan 1, 1986S2Caribbean '83 Spec Ops '84 WESTPAC '85 Jack of the dust 83-85
Menice, AlCTRCDec 26, 1982 – Aug 28, 1985OTOne of my best tours in the Navy. Kennel Freelance was a highlight. Great crew. Working as a contractor for the U.S. Marine Corps. Drop me a line.
Ryan, JerryGMM1Dec 29, 1982 – Nov 18, 1985WepsSome great times, some not so great times. Miss alot of the Old Shipmates.
Hernandez, HenryBM-21983 – 19861st
Killman, LeonardMM21983 – 1987M-DivWent from working on the water to working with water. Currently drinking water Superintendent in plant in Southern Illinois. Did get to see the world, just wish more of it would have been from shore!
Jannasch, Mark (Moon Unit)MM3Jan 1983 – Jul 9, 1987MFlashbacks of past memories and a time of growth. Good friends, hard times, would not change a thing. Wonder and curious about old friends; all the times we had. The adventures that only few knew.
Ruegsegger, David (Rudi) profile iconMM1Feb 1, 1983 – Jun 15, 1986M DivisionI remember changing home ports, going through Panama Canal, WestPac of '85 and the Siberian Summer Fest. Actually spent my birthday in Siberia off the coast of Petropavlosk. You know, the secret soviet sub base.
Kervin, DanCTM2(SW)Feb 14, 1983 – Feb 20, 1986OT
Moore, ShawnFC2 (SW)Feb 17, 1983 – Jun 24, 1985CSIt is amazing how much time passes. Its seems like only yesterday we were going thru the wog ceremony on our 1st wespac in 1985. Drop me a line if ya remember me.
Lister, ChrisHM3Mar 1, 1983 – Oct 29, 1983HOnly spent a short time (waiting for courtmartial, no less). Out and doing GREAT!!! Can't say I have many fond memories of my time on CGN-36, except for the people...especially HM1 Dave ??? (can't recall last name)
Boucher, DaveJO2Apr 15, 1983 – Sep 15, 1985XColor photo copies of the cruisebook put out while I was aboard the ship can be purchased from the Dept of the Navy.
Roniger, DanEM2May 1983 – Apr 1985RE
Finiak, Charles profile iconSM2May 1983 – Jul 1983raoido /sigs
Knittle, PaulMM1Jun 11, 1983 – Aug 14, 1987MBad command. The worst. Captain Paulson was OK but every officer below that was a derelict. Perfect Adm Rickover scenario in that 2 year officer turn over lead to instability in leadership, failed justice and low moral.
Smith, GaryYN3Aug 6, 1983 – Apr 5, 1986XI worked in the Legal Office of the mighty CALIFORNIA. Great crew, great times traveling the world! Look forward to hearing from anybody during that time.
Stepp, Jim profile iconET1 / ET2Sep 1983 – Apr 1985Reactor Controls
Korndoerfer, DonaldIC2Sep 1983 – Jul 1987E DivMade some good friends, met a lot of characters and saw the World, all in 4 short years!
Clark, MichaelRM1Sep 6, 1983 – Oct 10, 1984OCI was removed from the ship for medical reasons. Went to shore duty and retired. CGN-36 was the worst ship I was on and was glad to get off. I hated it. Living peacefully in Northern Ireland.
Vasquez, LouisSK1Oct 7, 1983 – Mar 31, 1985S1Being from California and serving aboard the California was extra special to me. I felt nothing but pride during my tour. Great shipmates throughout the ship.Retired in 1988 as a SKC. Miss the Navy and all my shipmates.
Fileppi, VictorMM1(SW)Oct 23, 1983 – Aug 8, 1986L
Tindall, RobertET2Dec 1983 – Jun 1986RCLife begins at 40. Finally realized why I had so much trouble in uniform, but I'll never forget 7 DPM in the IR or 1 DPM in the PR. Scary how much I remember.
Williams, Willismm3Dec 10, 1983 – Jul 28, 1988a gangjust thinking about all the "fun" we had on the ship and all the cool people that I met.

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