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USS Canopus (AS 34) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Canopus (AS 34). 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 691 crew members registered for the USS Canopus (AS 34).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1965 | 1966 – 1968 | 1969 – 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – now

Goodlett, William " Bill"Gunners mate1964 – 1975gunner matesMy dad was a gunners mate aboard the Canopus. He was in Rota, Spain and Holy Loch. If any of you remember there were many party off base and my parents house.I think we were the only family that lived off base.
Hogarth, Robert (Bob)EM21964 – 1965E DivisionWent on board as part of the Nuclus crew in Mississippi. I was transfered to shore duty in California the day the ship left for Spain. I worked with the IC gang most of the time as they were shor of IC's
Buckley, DanielSF21965 – 1968I was at the commissioning.
Burton, PhilPN31965 – 1966PersonnelI was part of the pre-commissioning saff stationed at the Main Base, Norfolk. We later moved to Little Creek before joining the ship in Charleston. The Canopus was the nicest ship I served on and had some of the best people--and food!
Roland Jr., WalterBT31965 – 1969BThis is my father. He passed away on 2/19/09 and I wanted to find out if anyone knew him. You can contact me at
Jarman, Lonniee51965 – 1968r2 pipeshop
Jones, BobSFP31965 – 1966R-1I am a plank owner ,was in Charleston waiting for ship. Was assigned to the Shipfitter shop. Was injured shortly after ship arrived in Rota. Was sorry to leave because was making some good friends.
Vona, LouE31965 – 1968Weapons
Huber, DennisEN 21965 – 1967Engineering
Johnson, Kenny EN 2nd Class/E51965 – 1967EngineeringI was a member of the commissioning crew and a plank owner. Would love to be in touch with some long lost friends. I live in Columbus, Ohio and can be reached by email:
Love, Paul2nd class1965 – 1969Damage control man
Hawk, FloydML31965 – 1968R1Plankowner, right out of A school in San Diego. Assigned to ships foundry. Worked with Wass, Greys, O'Brien, Mitchell and Pappy East. Lots of Shipfitter buds. Loved Rota, Guardia Civil not so much.
Levine, Joseph profile iconMR31965 – 1966R2PLANK OWNER . CAME BACK ON USS HOLLAND TO THE GOOD OLD USA.
Darfler, Jamesjo3Feb 1965 – Dec 1967admin
Lawson, BrentEM3Feb 1965 – Dec 17, 1967E DivisionPrecom Norfolk, went TDY to Little Creek for the Dominican Republic adventure, back to precom and Commissioning at Pascagula, then on to Charlston. Loved Rota, loved the Navy sorry I ever got out.
Boots, PaulSK1Feb 12, 1965 – Aug 25, 1968SUPPLYS1 Supply Division. I am a plank owner. I helped to put the ship in Commission in PASCAGOULA.
Brown, LawrenceET1, ETCFeb 24, 1965 – Oct 21, 1967W5 Nav Repair
James, JonesETCMMar 1965 – Aug 1971OperationsServed beginning with precommissioning detail in Pascagoula then on to Charleston, Gitmo, Puerto Rico, Lisbon, Rota, Montego Bay, Panama, Acapulco, Bremerton, Panama, Holy Loch and then departed to Hawaii in the summer of 1971. Great tour of duty.
O'Neil, Stephen/steveRM3Mar 1965 – Aug 1967OPSLooking for CYN3 Joe Casey. From Upstate New York, Troy area.
Lathan, ClintonMM1Mar 1, 1965 – Sep 1, 1967R-2plankowner..
Raum, JohnFTCSApr 1965 –W2Was part of pre-com crew in Pascagola MS and member of crew till I transfered to USS Holland when they relieved us in Rota Spain
Toledo, JoseIC3Apr 7, 1965 – Sep 17, 1969Best duty I ever had
Nabors, Theron / GeneSF1 / SFCMay 1965 – May 1968R-1Assigned to R-1 Division as Shipfitter Shop supervisor.
Martin, Jim profile iconRM2May 1965 – Jun 1968Ops/CommWas on the original crew. Plank Owner. Was a hull when I first reported to Pascagoula Shipyard, Pascagoula, MS. Helo crashed on helo deck during shakedown cruise to Gitmo.
Recker, TomRMCJun 1965 – Feb 1970CommunicationsThe best duty I ever had
Hornkohl, EdwardLI 3Jun 1, 1965 – Mar 26, 1967RS Print ShopPlank Owner
Boyles, JamesSF2Jun 21, 1965 – Oct 25, 1966DCAssigned to ship company in as a SF3 made 2th in Chas.S.C. for Commissioned in 65 Rode her to Rota Spain. Was good duty for me Retired in 83.Would like to contact old shipmates.
Jagielski, Ronald "ski"QM 3Jun 23, 1965 – Feb 26, 1968NAVIGATIONI went on board as a Seaman, working on the deck force. Bow hook on life boat. 1st. loader on anti-aircraft guns, assault boat coxswain. Worked with EOD on occasion. Promoted to QM 3 and worked on QM/SM duties until departure from ship.
Ostrander, MikeHM2Jul 1965 – Jul 3, 1967Medical
Surprenant, J. PaulLTJul 1, 1965 – Oct 8, 1968Operations Officer / Navigator / Legal OfficerCO of the Balance Crew in Norfolk. I did a lot of Court Martial duty as Defense Counsel, Trial Counsel, and President of a Special Courts Martial Board.
Johnson, CharlesMR2Jul 22, 1965 – Dec 27, 1967Repair , Machine shopI am a plank owner , aboard the as-34 , When left ship was assigned to MCB1 , and sent to vietnam in 1968.
McGrath, Franksk2Aug 15, 1965 – May 20, 1967SupplyPlank owner, my shipmates were a good bunch. I had many good times aboard but better times on the liberty..
Plock, StewLtJgSep 1965 – May 1968Supply CorpsAS-34 was commissioned in the fall of 1965, 50 years ago this year. Look for information about a reunion in Charleston in mid-September, 2015.
Hines, DennisMM2Oct 1965 – Sep 1969rad conlike to here from guys in the div
Plock, StewLTJGOct 1965 – Mar 1968Storerooms, Ship's Store and DisbursingArrived right before commissioning and lived in Charleston and Rota, first son born there. Exposure to the inventory control system led me into a career in information technology.Canopus was a great experience.
Greenop, EdwardFMNov 4, 1965 – May 15, 1967ERI was a plank owner and very proud of the ship . Till this day I have great memorys of my time onboard.
Wisniewski, Lloyd ThomasFTB1Nov 4, 1965 – Jul 6, 1967W-2Plank owner. Made first deployment to Rota, Spain
Heston, Earl (Pawho)CPLNov 10, 1965 – Oct 29, 1967MARINE DETATCHMENTHad a great time in Canopus, went to RVN from there.. Fell in love at least ....that many times while in Charleston and Spain.....enjoyed Torremolinos....and "Bar good place to stop" while driving to Torremolinos. I
Iehle, DarrellE-5Nov 21, 1965 – Aug 16, 1968
Retin, RichardPH2Nov 22, 1965 – Jan 6, 1968Repair Services Photo LabCommissioning crew Photo- grapher's Mate. Currently secretary, historian and 2004 reunion coordinator to the USS Canopus Association. Go to for more ino.

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