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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 678 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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Shane, GeraldMT31966 – 1967weapons
Robinson, RoyE-51966 – 1968EMy first sea duty after boot camp. I was an E Division motion picture film inspector for about four months.
Burkett, EugeneENC1966 – 1969Dad was stationed aboard the Canopus . We enjoyed living in Rota Spain as his family. I am his son. He was statioed aboard the Canopus from 1966-1969. We enjoyed our many associations with the crew and families of the Canopus. Dad has passed on.
Therrien, DanMR21966 – 1970R-2Went with her from Charleston to Rota, stayed with her, and brought her home again. Got off in Bremerton.
Shaw, WilliamSH11966 – 1967S-3Plank Owner
Pezzullo, Tony(Pizza)mm31966 – 1970m division
Meek, MaxSFM2Jan 20, 1966 – Apr 18, 1969R1Come aboard in Jan. 1966 working on the Boat deck,went to R1 division working in the teflon and lag shop.Lots of good memories aboard ship and in Rota,Spain.Left for discharge in April 1969 just after the USS Holland arrived.
Carlough, TomEN2Feb 1966 – May 1970A gangMany found memories of a great ship and shipmates. Rota-Root'n to Bremerton.
Costine, EugeneET1Mar 1966 – Feb 1967W5
Sellers, TedMM2Apr 2, 1966 – Jun 1, 1971R-2Spent some of the best days of my life on board the Canopus. I picked her up in Charleston-sailed to Lisbon then to Rota. I left her 5 years later when she was in Holyloch. Worked in shop 38. Hey to Dennis and Larry. God bless you all.
Sweet, PaulDC3Jun 15, 1966 – Jun 20, 1968R3 Hull Repair Carpenter/Pattern ShopWent aboard in Charleston, S.C.- at NAD. Then to Rota, Spain, 16th Sub Sqd.6th Fleet. Alot of good times. Last one off the Scorpion USS 589 ssn June 67.
Thompson, SamYN3Jul 4, 1966 – Sep 7, 1970COMSUBRON16, Capt. Office, Personnel OfficeBest Duty ever!! Lived in Chipiona with other Canopus/COMSUBRON16 friends. Have pictures of Chipiona as it is today. email for pix.
Ford, LarryMM3Sep 1966 – Aug 1968R-2 Outside Machine ShopTDU, ASW 619, 617, Shaft Seal, PL Valves, Missle Flood Valve, Lead Accumulator...sound familiar? Best to all my shipmates during those great years, especially in ROTA!
Farling, AlanSN TO DM2Oct 1966 – Oct 1968RT & RSWorked in the Chem Lab and then the Drafting Shop. Life ashore was great, made frequent trips to the Costa de Sol in the summers.
Grandy, BenET1Nov 2, 1966 – Apr 28, 1969RT R4
Duncan, LarryRM2Dec 14, 1966 – Jul 14, 1969OperationsRadio room watch supvervisor. Worked with Cam Yates, Paul Kimsey, Roger Lampher, Dennis Altobelle, Doug Haas, Tom Recker, Jerry Connors, Ed Eck, P A Proch, G E O'Donnell, O H Sowell, Gordon Pippin, R P Nelson, Jack Stewart, H E Flick, etc.
White, RobertEM-31967 – 1969E
Smith, JackCORPSMAN1967 – 1967SickbayI came on board for only a few months before they sent me to Camp Lejune to switch me over to the Marines. I didn't meet many people on the Canopus, just the ones that went through sickbay and the other Corpsman
Albright, James profile iconETN21967 – 1969RTWorked in the Cal Lab. Also served a short period as mess decks MAA.
Robinson, JohnMR21967 – 1969R2First Duty Station Rota, Spain
Nerf, GregPetty officer 3rd ClassApr 11, 1967 – Jul 26, 1969EngineeringWas DJ on radio station. Nerf D' Surf, on ship's softball team for 2 years. Was Administrative Petty Officer for engineering. Loved Rota Spain, great duty.
Robbins, TedIC2Apr 17, 1967 – Oct 22, 1969ECanopus in Rota, Spain was an unforgetable experience that will remain dear to my heart for the rest of my life.
Reed, Chris "Brooklyn Benny"E3 (GUNNER\'S MATE)May 1967 – Jan 1969ArmoryWSTC and so many good people helped me out back then. (Any WSTC tapes out there?) I was miserable on that "ship," the one that never sails. I was a USMM, already sailed halfway around the world and I ended up on a floating hotel. Oh well.
Quatse, RonaldEN2May 15, 1967 – Aug 19, 1969R2hydraulics and neumatics shop,lived off base with my wife, had our first child born in the base hosp., member of the rota rod and gun club on base.
O'Connor, ChuckEN 3Jun 1967 – Jan 1969ARota was wild.Tokyo Bar,Florida Bar ,Trips to red Light Dist. of Jerez.San Migual and Cruz Campo beer.15 P.wine(good) 25 P. Wine (best). Can't forget $.25 Heineken's at the E.M. Club. Wild Times !
Nemeth, ChuckMM1(SS)Jul 31, 1967 – Apr 18, 1969Rad Con
Downs, BillBM3Oct 1967 – Jun 21, 19691STI HAVE A LOT OF FOND MEMORIES OF ROTA AND ALL OF MY FRIENDS ON CANOPUS. IF ANY OF THE CREW WHO TOOK HER TO BREMERTON IN 69 WANT TO CONTACT ME I CAN BE REACHED AT BMCSW@HOTMAIL.COM
Smith, CharlesSFM3Oct 1967 – Apr 1969R1
Villarreal, MikeYN3Oct 15, 1967 – May 3, 1969XI served as Yeoman in the Captain's Office, and also worked as a part-time DJ in the ship's radio station.
Villarreal, MikeYN3Oct 15, 1967 – May 3, 1969XI served as Yeoman in the Captain's Office.
Manning, DonSN/DMEOct 15, 1967 – May 6, 19691stI operated the starboard forward travel crane/coxswain/signalman/deck maintenance engineer(swabbed the decks)
Gillespie, Hyde "gil"CPLDec 10, 1967 – Jul 30, 1969Marine Det.I reported aboard Canopus from duty with 1st Battalion 4th Marines in Vietnam - spit polish and all, the duty and Spain were a delightful change.
Bowers, Dallas "big D"YN3Dec 15, 1967 – Apr 20, 19693RDI was the yeoman for the Deck Department, working for Lt. Whitaker, and Bosn Gainey. Man, what a great time that was there is Rota. Lots of travel and good friends.
Huntington, FredTMC1968 – 1970missile handlingfine tour of duty
Elliott, DavidSA1968 – 1972Deck ApesI'd like to shout out to "Willie the Boats". My best wishes to all our armed services....
Busch, DennyEM-31968 – Apr 1971Electrical Repair
Harris, Hairy1968 – 1969got on in rota spain off in panama canal still getting paycheck from fall
Wise, Francis Sonnyen31968 – 1970a
Morris, RobertEM31968 – 1971R3 Division
Stclair, StephenTM 21968 – 1970W 1MK 45 Shop
Keith, GregBM31968 – Jun 19712nd DivisionBest time of my life. Was a crane operator in Second Division and small boat coxswain. Made some lifelong friendships.
Keith, GregBM-3Mar 1968 – Jun 1971SecondHad a great time while serving on board. Oh Rota,what a place. Then on to Bremerton then Gitmo and on to Holy Loch. Best 3 years of my life. I would like to hear from some of my shipmates.
Ron Peck, QuickdrawSFM-3Mar 1968 – May 1970R-1
Antosy, JimDPSN - DP1May 1, 1968 – Feb 17, 1980XD and S8This was my first ship and my last ship. Remeber the trip from Rota to Bremerton and then to Holly Loch. Came back on board in Rota in 1976. Lots of great memories of Rota and Scotland and the rain in Bremerton.
Shingara, TimRM2Jun 1968 – Jan 1970
Wilfred, Mikeos1Jul 1968 – Oct 19711st
Hopkins, WayneML2Jul 1, 1968 – Dec 1, 1971R1Supervisor of Foundry in R1. Had a great time in Spain and Scotland. Would like to hear from some of the guys that served in R1 during this time frame. Be proud of and support our servicemen/women, some are giving the ultimate sacrifice.
Kirby, JerryTMSNJul 1, 1968 – Dec 31, 1970w1looking for old shipmates
Burke, WilliamMT2Aug 10, 1968 – Apr 4, 1971MISSILE/LAUNCHERFirst of two tours aboard Canopus. This one covered Rota and Holy Loch.
Chisholm, RobertMT2Sep 1968 – Feb 1970WeaponsI served aboard Canopus in Rota and was on board for the great journey to Bremerton for retrofit to Poseidon. Great times- much better than 2nd tour aboard Proteus in Guam that followed.
Boyett, MikeEN4Sep 1968 – Feb 9, 1972R-4 Antenna ShopWhat a great experience I had in rota to bremerton to A-school and back to Charleston for the trip to Holylock Married a girl from dunoon nad have 3 kids and 4 grandkids e-mail if we served together
Beyer, MikeMM2Sep 10, 1968 – Apr 5, 1972RCDENNIS HINES RINGS A BELL. I THINK HE WAS SUPPLY P.O. ROTA AND HOLY LOCH WERE GREAT.
Harris, HairySep 10, 1968 – 1969r1rota spain you just had to be there to know
Leverich, RichardIC3Sep 15, 1968 – Apr 6, 1970E
Kahoe, JohnTM1Sep 15, 1968 – Dec 15, 1970W-1Promoted to TMC in 1978, promoted to CWO-2 in 1984. bum knee required I retire from Naval Reserve in 1987 as CWO-3.
Hill, DanielE3Oct 1968 – Jan 1970Ops
Dunkle, JamesSNOct 1968 – Sep 19703Rd,XCPO,1STGot on board in Rota went to Bremerton, Gitmo and Holy Loch
Walton, LarryBM3Oct 1968 – May 19713rd Division Boat OpsLooking for old shipmates
Read, Steven "Steve"ET1Dec 18, 1968 – Aug 3, 1971RTArrived on USS Canopus in 68. Worked in RT division, Electronics Calibration Lab (FECL). Tour lasted from Rota, Spain, Bremerton, WA for overhaul, Holy Loch, Scotland. Also on USS Enterprise (65-67). USS Canopus (68-71). Schools Command, New London,
Read, Steven M.ETR1Dec 18, 1968 – Aug 3, 1971R4?Like to hear from others in the division and the Metrology lab.

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