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USS Shangri-La (CV 38) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Shangri-La (CV 38). 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 642 crew members registered for the USS Shangri-La (CV 38).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1944 | 1945 – 1954 | 1955 – 1957 | 1958 – 1959 | 1960 – 1961 | 1962 – 1963 | 1964 | 1965 – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 | 1970 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Essen, John C.AN1955 – 1957V1 Repair 8Boarded the Shang after AMP school in 1955. Served 1955,1956 with brother Delbert G. Essen and 1956-57 with brother Benard A. Essen. 1956-57 three brother served together aboard the Shang.
Harrington, Kenunknown1955 – 1959unknownLooking for information on my father who passed away in 2006.
Haskell, RobertEM11955 – 1964US NavyAdding my father.
Ditolla, Jamesseaman 1st class1955 – 1956boatswain mate striker- Deck Hand
Weakland, Richard profile iconSN1955 – 19571stThis is my father. He always talked about his time on board. Trying to find anyone who remembers him. He passed in 2006. We got to see the "Shang" for the last time in Philly before she was scrapped.
Sellers, Fred (Pee Wee) profile iconFT3Jan 6, 1955 – Sep 11, 1958FoxMy brother and I served almost two years together abroad the (SHANGRI-LA),had a wonderful time together. His name was PERRY SELLERS HE"S WITH THE LORD TODAY.
Simon, JamesEM2Jan 7, 1955 – Jan 5, 1956Elictrical shop
Rogers, DonaldSK3Jan 10, 1955 – Dec 5, 1956s1Worked in gsk storeroom. Left ship at Pearl Harbor,to be discharged at Long Beach. Went aboard at Bremerton Jan. 1955.
Holmes, CarrollETN 3Sep 1955 – Jul 1957OE
Staples, RobertAT3Sep 1955 – Apr 1957V6Anyone know what Atom Bomb test we were in? I went on as a Navy Tech Rep with NOSSOLANT/PAC. Retierd from FAA ATC.
Nason, GilbertPvtDec 15, 1955 – Nov 1957Marine Detachment
Grace, James (Jim)DK2Dec 25, 1955 – Jun 1956SupplyRepor on board the Shang in December 1955 departed for the far east in Jan 1956, carried the flag.highlight transfer of sailor from a destroyer to the Shang by hi line for medical reasons Honer ship Fiestia Del Pacifico
Coon, FrankAB31956 – 1958V4I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE IN THAT DIV.
Plaggenburg, DeniseAN1956 – 1957VF-24Looking for anyone who served with my dad on the Shangri-La 1956-57
Barton, ClarenceAM21956 – 1958VF 24would like to talk to some of my ole shipmates.
Fries, DanAO 31956 – 1957VF 24
Long, DearlMMFNJan 1956 – Mar 10, 1959AWOULD LIKE TO TALK TO ANYONE IN ENGINEERING
Ridings, RonsnJan 1956 – Apr 1959Operations/signalmanCould not have wanted a better ship other than the "SHITTY SHANG" !! Signalmen had " WATCH STANDERS LIBERTY CARDS" which made it nice for overniters in foreign ports !!
Mitchell, RobertUNKNOWNFeb 25, 1956 – Jun 22, 1961Grandfather served, I am looking for anyone who may have known him.
Heiser, Arlen ( Woody)BT3Apr 1956 – Dec 1958Oil ShackThe time spent on the Shang was a turning point in my life. I met some really great people and have a host of wonderful memories. I am proud to have served in the US Navy
Paschal, RobertIC3May 1, 1956 – Dec 22, 1959E-DIVISION
Staples, Robert StaplesAT3Jun 1956 – Mar 1957V6Got aboard in Japan, off the next year in the Philipines. Worked in Pri-Fly and had aviation electronic shops.
Harvey, BeverlyANJul 31, 1956 – Oct 1958Aviation V4Retired and living the good life :). Looking for Sam Brown, Jerry Verlin Highsmith & Donald (Ace) Weaver. Also Frankie Lee Mullins.
Smith, DonETN3Aug 1956 – Mar 1959OEMade 2 WESTPAC cruises. Was the last Shangri la sailor to walk her decks before she was towed from Philadelphia Navy Yard to Tiwan. Retired after 32 years Naval Service as a CWO4.
Griffis, Bruce (Griff)RD2Sep 1956 – Dec 17, 1959OI4 of the best years of my life. I had great times with my division shipmates as well as many of the pilots and marines.
Whittington, Joseph(Gator)ANSep 1956 – Aug 1958V5O
Jessup, Jimelectricans mate 3rd classSep 1956 – Jun 1, 1958E DivisionI would love to hear from any of the guys that I knew on the Shang. Mainly E Division but also anyone that spent time down in the fire rooms. I'm now an architect and live in Seattle, Wa. (grew up in Walla Walla)
Moffett, James/ ProffesoranNov 1956 – Jan 1958v 4 divwould like to hear from harley sharpe or evans
Eltzroth, James profile iconSF-3Nov 1956 – Aug 1957R
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Curt, RonaldAOANNov 10, 1956 – Jul 10, 1957V5OAssigned right out of boot camp 1956 San Diego. Left from Bremerton Washington to school in Norman Oklahoma.
Leatherwood, CharlesGF3Nov 15, 1956 – Sep 8, 1957V5Mlooking for ship mates
Tong, RogerA-O3Dec 2, 1956 – Jun 15, 1958V5-OThe ship just came out of major re-model with a new angle deck, Harricane bow, steam cats, Met some great guys in my division, had great times.Liberty in Japan was great, HK too... in 1956-57. HomePort, SanDiego.
Jones, Jim profile iconAT2 (E-5)1957 – 1958V-6I came aboard mid cruise in the Philippines 1957 worked in Pri-Fly and the Av Electronics shop till late 1958. Anybody from V-6 division still around? gimme an e-mail jjones_07@hotmail.com
Lavon, Donairman1957 – 1960V-6
Miller, LeighRD21957 – 1961OIReported aboard in San Diego after graduation from RD "A" school. Served all my time on board until 1962. Was aboard for 3 Wes Pac cruises, navy yards in Bremerton and sailed around cape horn to Mayport Fla.
Tate, RobertJan 1957 – Nov 1957WOrked as a PN in the captain's office.
Hill, GroveRM2Jan 9, 1957 – Jun 15, 1960FlagServed on Admiral's staff on BonHomme Richard, Hancock, Midway, Shangri-la, Lexington, Ranger, and Oriskany.
Perez, FrankAO3Feb 3, 1957 – Feb 12, 1960V50My name is Frank Perez from Gilroy, CA. I served on the USS Shangri-LA from 1957-1960. I have been looking for more information on the shangri-la from the years i served.
Thomas, William [wild Bill]MM3Mar 1957 – Mar 1959engineeringWould like to talk to anyone that served on board in that time frame from engineering.
Fletcher Jr, Silas L. profile iconE3Jun 1957 – Nov 28, 1960BT #1&#3 fireroomsI would like to know if there are any one out there from 1957 to nov. 1960
Songer, JackRM3Jun 15, 1957 – Aug 1958OR/FLAG-CCD-7WAS A GREAT WAY TO START A CAREER...
MacKay, AllanFNAug 1957 – Jul 1959R DivisionI came aboard in Bremerton WA during a yard period. I mad to WestPac cruises.
Sliger, Haroldlithographer-3rd classSep 20, 1957 – May 25, 1960x-divisionlooking for kenneth jones-yo-1(called k-9). we had a band called "the offbeats". aboard the u.s.sshangri-la from 57-60 kenneth played the saxaphone.
O'sullivan, JimANOct 1957 – Jun 1958 Was on the ship during the Formosa shelling. China was shelling Matsu and Kemoi.
Schackman, JoeAirmanOct 1957 – Oct 1959V-26 yr Reserves program, reported aboard in Bremerton, WA, no boot camp, Starboard Catapult deck edge operator. Left ship in Yokosuka, Japan.
Williams, ClAB3Oct 7, 1957 – Jan 10, 1961v2
Smith, William Presley (Bill)YN2Nov 1957 – Jan 14, 1960X Div.I was honored to have served on this great ship. Anyone who served in X Div. during this period contact me. It saddened me to see photos of the Shang after she was scrapped. Wish I could have had a piece of her.

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