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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
Gomez, MarioMM11986 – 1991A-Gang, XWhat a tour of duty this was. Big challange with the CHENG Geanuleas and DCA. I enjoyed working with everyone onboard. I'm enjoying retirement now. Thanks for all the experineces!
Henson, William "Floyd The Barber"RM31986 – 1988OCwas on again and off again here and wished I hadn't missed the world cruise.
Schumm, Dave (Pops)FC11986 – 1988I don't rememberI remember Scott Young, Sam Turner, Greg Moncrief,Alan Hafner, Tracy Watts, Bob Powers to name a few.
Boyles, JayOS31986 – 1989OILiving life to its fullest and enjoying my 5 boys.......
Snell, BrianPN3Jan 1986 – Feb 1988XLost of work, lots of time at sea - but lots of things to see and do! Teaching for past 20 years, married with two teenagers and living in the hills of Massachusetts. Miss the fun times on the pig! All my best to X Div!
James, RonET2Jan 4, 1986 – Mar 27, 1989RCNow an Ensign (USNR) serving as an EDO at NSWC Crane, Indiana.
Lynch, Brian LynchSm3Jan 4, 1986 – May 13, 1988Communication Looking back on time served it seems like ages ago. Met a lot of great people in first division and then later struck into signal division. The experiences were awesome with many different cruises along with a world cr
Domby, Michael (Mike)CTM2Jan 9, 1986 – Nov 21, 1989OTReally enjoyed my fellow sailors and the friendships that developed. God Bless you all.
Groshong, DaveQM2Jan 19, 1986 – Jan 19, 1988NavigationWorld Cruise, with Captain Ranger Rick, XO Woering even wanted off the pig boat, good times.
Rich, Roger profile iconBM1(SW)Mar 1986 – Jan 19901stWould like to contact old shipmates
Taylor, WilliamOS3May 28, 1986 – Sep 15, 1989OISaw a whole lot of the world on this fone ship. Mostly coastline!
Williams, KenCM/CJun 1986 – Dec 1989Command Master ChiefGreat crew from 86 to 89 to be a part of. The Chief's always supported me as their CM/C and I will always be thankful for their support.
Marshall, FredBM3Jun 19, 1986 – May 15, 19881stmarried, two small children.
Cheechov, ChetOS 3Aug 1986 – Apr 1988
Keil, Dan 'The 3M' ManETC(SW)Aug 1, 1986 – Oct 1, 1989CEMade Chief on the California, made 2 cruises, and left one month before the big earthquake, probably would have been heading home on the Nimitz freeway that afternoon. I was the racquetball player, now retired in MN and am the state 45+ Rball champ.
Rocky, SeelbachLTJGAug 1, 1986 – Dec 1, 1989EMOFabulous tour. Round the world in 86-87. Some of the finest people I have ever worked with. Best wishes.
Lawson, KevinMM3Sep 1, 1986 – Aug 15, 1990A GangBest time in my LIFE !!! Had some amazing times with some great guys !!!! Has really helped me out in all facets of life. Happily married & live with family in Vancouver, WA.
Collins, Cedric (Most Only Knew My Middle Name "dwayne"GMM3Sep 9, 1986 – May 13, 1988WSI see most of the guys listed here are from the 90's. I miss the guys I was aboard with: Robert Morse, Robert Paxton, Keith Higgs, Chief Beldin. We were all GMT's before they changed the rate to GMM's.
Adames, Kenny (Rico)STG2(SW)Dec 6, 1986 – Apr 7, 1988WSHad a great time on the world cruise lots of laughs with all y'all. Shut out to all from WS Div and the rest of the former crew. I'm retired and just enjoying life.
Richardson, JohnOS1Dec 20, 1986 – Apr 19, 1989OI
Olive, JamieMR1987 – 1989Hoping to find reunion information from this time frame. All feel free to reply. The Cali was the best assignment of my career.
Pizarro, Roberto / BobMM21987 – 1992Machinery #2Glad I got out but have some good memories.
Reihl, MichaelET31987 – 1990WEWorking for Varian Medical Systems as a technical instructor.
Holt, DarenYN31987 – 1990AdminThere were some great times aboard the California. I did not realize it then but, great times while on Westpac.
Keith, RohloffSK2Jan 1987 – Jan 1989S-1/Supply
Roche, MikeMM2Jan 1, 1987 – Oct 15, 1990MOnboard for the '87 Westpac and the World Cruise. Got out while at the Bremerton Shipyard. Went to college to get a BSEE and a MSCpE. Got Married, have 3 kids, and live in Southern California. Work for Northrop Grumman as a Research Engineer.
Belford, BradMM2/ELTJan 17, 1987 – Nov 25, 1990RL (Radioactive Lab)The experience forever hardened me againt what civilians would call challenges. The coffee was not coffee, the food was barely edible, and the work hours were not human. All bearable though. It was the smell. The smell. What was that god-awful smell?
Schwab, DaveMM3Jan 17, 1987 – Jul 10, 1987AServed on the Califonia for a short period at the end of my enlistment.The guys in a gang were great.I was fortunate to be on her for the world cruise.I live in Portland Ore.I have two daughters,lovin life!
Kleinhans, KeithMM2Feb 1987 – Feb 1987RLOnly on-board for a short time in the Persian Gulf, but I am proud to have been there.
Cole, BillyBMMar 1987 – Jul 19941st
Franklin, RaymondOS 2Mar 1987 – Apr 12, 1991OperationsThe best command I served with and the best crew.
Klein, JeffEM3Apr 1987 – Jun 1989REWorld Cruise (yeaaahhhhh Rio!), RimPac, WestPac. ORSE Preps ad nauseum. Some bad times, some good times, some great friends. Now an engineer in Ohio. Married, one kid so far, wrote a book (baseball of course). Drop me a line!
Davis, JerryEM2Apr 1987 – Feb 13, 1992RELooking back I actually have a lot of good memories from being on the ship. I didn't think so at the time but now I can look back and remember the good times. I am still married and teach math at a small high school in Alabama.
Giannone, LouisRM3Apr 5, 1987 – Sep 20, 1990OPS/OC
Graves, MichaelEWC(SW)Apr 15, 1987 – Dec 10, 1991OTRetired in 1998. Living in central OK. I agree that the the pig had her own smell. It had the best crew I ever served with. I would still follow Capt Barry Vail Burrows though the gates of hell and back.
Harper, BrendanFC2(SW)May 13, 1987 – Aug 13, 1991WCI got out of the navy in 1991. Affiliated with the navy reserves. I have about 3 more years til retirement
Mingus, RalphFC3May 13, 1987 – Jul 1, 1990CFEnjoyed my time on the California(CGN-36). Retired from the Navy in 2005.
Gonzales, GonzoRM3May 18, 1987 – Oct 23, 1988ops
Giannone, LouisRM3Jun 1987 – Sep 1990OC
Stewart, Scott profile iconEM1Jun 1987 – Jun 1992REHated it while I was there. Port & Starboard duty in the shipyard at Hunters Point and Bremerton. RimPac, WestPac, ORSE x 2. But I look back and have some good memories. Liberty Ports in Korea, Hong Kong, Subic, Thai.
Belvin, PatrickRM3Jun 8, 1987 – Jul 10, 1990OCFirst Deployment 1988, EARNEST WILL Operations in The Gulf. Of that deployment let us not forget the memory of those lost in the HELO crash from the USS BARBEY. God bless them! I am a Senior Chief now stationed in CA.
Gress, ToddICC(SW)Jul 1987 – Jun 1992ERetired and lovin it
Levinson, JamesOS2Jul 1987 – Feb 1991OIGreat Site...Killer Pics of the old girl. Too bad they scrapped her. After a multi-million dollar refueling, of course. Hello to all my shipmates...email me, I'd love to hear from you !
Kennedy, MitchellMM1Jul 1987 – Oct 29, 1990M Been working in chemical plants and burning coal ever since. WASUP Snipes?
Waldrip, Adam (Wally)FC3Jul 4, 1987 – Jun 23, 1989WeaponsCIWS local control, home of fc2 scott young's special brew coffee.
Maxwell, GregLTJul 5, 1987 – Jun 6, 1990EngineeringM Division Officer, Acting MPA, Reactor Training Assistant, SWO, Qualified Engineer. RIMPAC 88, WESTPAC 88-90, Earnest Will Operations, Reactor Refueling Overall, Bremerton Washington
Welch, BillMM1Aug 1987 – Oct 1988RL Hello, is this thing working?
Vogt, StevenFC2Aug 1, 1987 – Jan 3, 1990Fox Division3rd Command, two trips to the Straights of Hormuz and once around the world.
Johns, TonyMM2Sep 1987 – Mar 1990MGood times, bad times, it was all there. The bad fades after a while and only the good remains.
Sondag, JoeMM1(SW)Sep 1987 – Jun 1990M-2
Bortmas, WesBM2Oct 1987 – Apr 19911stLooking to reunite with some of the people I served with on the USS California. Back in my hometown working in the Ironworker Union.
Romo, AlexSTG3Nov 1987 – May 1991WSWhats up ya crazy mo-fo's. Yeah, I admit it, I miss the good ol days too. Wus up Tom, Johnny, Derrick, Gilbert. Hit me back with an e-mail. Peace
Lamb, TimET2Nov 1, 1987 – Aug 12, 1991RCArrived in the yards in Hunters Point San Franciso, departed in the yards in Bremerton, Washington.
Evans, E-luvSK#Nov 29, 1987 – Jul 27, 1991S-1
Cave, Winifred (Keith)PC3Dec 1987 – Nov 1989AdminTo me this was the best ship that I was ever on in my 20 years of service, we had a awesome Captain and the crew was just as great!
Gilbert, StevenSTGSNDec 5, 1987 – Aug 9, 1990SonarGood Times... Living well in Dallas Texas... Best Regards.
Alcaraz, AlfredE3Dec 31, 1987 – Sep 7, 1990Emiss the traveling, but hate being out to sea for a long time. miss the good friendship , and good times on the ship with everybody

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