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USS Lake Champlain (CV 39) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CV 39). 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 208 crew members registered for the USS Lake Champlain (CV 39).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1952 | 1953 – 1957 | 1958 – 1960 | 1961 – 1963 | 1964 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Bennett, AlSK31961 – 1963S 1 SupplyThe best time of my life.
Felt, Douglas. Lt.jg.Jan 3, 1961 – Feb 1965First divisionLooking for guys in JO bunk room from March 1962 to Feb 1965
Zaccagnini, Francis,(Zack)BMSNFeb 27, 1961 – Feb 28, 19631 st. divisionAssigned to boats. Kingston, Halifax,Alan Shepherd, Cuban Blockade. Great days with good mates, the petty officers with us shared a different idea, but that's Navy.
Donahue, JosephADR-2Mar 1961 – Apr 1964Plane Captain HS-5Helicopter Squadron 5 Assigned helicopter # 64..Maintain mechanics of aircraft...preflights / postflights...Aircrewman SAR/SONAR/ASW/Engineering
Cook, Bruce profile iconSRMar 23, 1961 – Mar 24, 1963NINTH NAVEL DISTRICTBOILER TENDER ALSO WAS AT BLOCKADE IN CUBA
Baker, RobertltjgJun 1, 1961 – Apr 1962gDuring tour aboard worked with midshipman cruise, cuba activity and education and training officer. Stood bridge watches as OOD including GQ.
Leonhard, LeeETN2Jul 1961 – Dec 1962OEEXTENDED 2 MONTHS FOR CUBAN BLOCKADE.
Strieter, JimAN, SN, YN3, YN2Sep 1, 1961 – Sep 15, 1963G (ARMORY) & CAPT OFFICE1st ship and learned a lot. Used to be the guy that untangled the shot line after a refueling. I also checked the lot numbers of expired/damaged ammo because no one else wanted to do it . I retired in 1981 as YNC.
Thornton, TimABE3Oct 1, 1961 – Apr 4, 1966V2 Aresting gearWould like to talk to anyone in "gear" that served with me or remembers me!!
Short, TomAE2Oct 5, 1961 – Dec 28, 1963cuban blocade,plane captain,59 continuous days at sea,mostly gq 28 knots max vs20,vs32 vs22
Lawicki, Jim/"ski"/"lazik"TORPEDOMAN\'S MATE TM3Nov 1961 – Nov 6, 1963 WMy supervisor's: Chief Scarborough, TM1 Ray Parker, TM1 David Sessler, LCMDR Ausbrooks,
Heilner, KenairmanNov 1961 – Dec 31, 1964v-1cuba 1962 , 1961.1964 v.1 div. anyone remenber me ?
Lawicki, SkiTM3Dec 1, 1961 – Nov 6, 1963Weapons "W"Served during Cuban Blockade. Spent two great years aboard the "Champ".
Hendricks, TerryATN21962 – 1964HS-5
Chauvette, RichardSeaman1962 – 1964G
Moore, OziasAIRMANJan 4, 1962 – Nov 1963VR-32I was a member of the fleet tactical support VR-32 Air squadron doing temporary duty abord the carrier when she leaves the port. For the express purpose of air anti-submarine operations.
Sims, MichaelE-3Jan 13, 1962 – Mar 24, 1965Hospital CorpsmanI was there for Astronaut retrieval (Apollo) Guantanomo Bay Cuban Crisis, 2 collisions @ sea & beautiful trips to the Med. i.e. Spain,Morrocco etc.
Matthews, JohnAZ 4Jan 15, 1962 – May 6, 1966V 4 FuelingJust wanted to say hi to everyone and if anyone knew me or my brother Eddie, E-Mail me and we can get in touch.
Harp, WilliamE2Feb 1, 1962 – May 1, 1962torpedo shoptransferred to Lake Champlain from Wasp(went on N atlantic cruise) waiting on start of guided missile A school
Weaver, James LeePH2Mar 1962 – Jun 1963Photo LabVS-22 Quonset Point and assigned to USS Lake Champlain when underway.
Miller, Cecil WayneADJANApr 1962 – Mar 23, 1964V6 Transportation ShopHad a wonderful time, many years have passed.
Neve, TonyATApr 11, 1962 – Mar 16, 1964AT shopBest 2 years in the Navy, Hope all you are doing well
Simko, JohnIC3Apr 15, 1962 – Oct 19, 1965electrical
Ellis, MannyAC3May 1962 – Mar 23, 1964V-6 PRIFLYMANY YEARS HAVE PASSED
Perera, Claude3RD CLASS MACHINIST MATEMay 1962 – May 1965ENGINE ROOMI'M RETIRED FROM LOUISIANA LIVING IN OKLAHOMA. I AM LOOKING FOR A VERY GOOD FRIEND OF MINE, LARRY CHESSER. FROM OHIO. I ENJOYED MY TIME ON THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXCEPT THE VERY COLD WINTERS IN RHODE ISLAND.
Sheriff, SteveMICSHIPMAN 3CJun 1962 – Aug 1962Embarked Quonset Pt. for summer cruise to Halifax, G'tmo and Kingston, Jamaica for indep. ceremonies. Great cruise. Sunburn on flt deck in Kingston harbor. Recall evaps sucking sand in harbor.. too shallow.
Wood, Harry (Woody)ADJ 3Jun 20, 1962 – Mar 30, 1964V-6 TRANS SHOP Jet Engine test cellGreat ship and crew
Chase, BobRM2Jul 6, 1962 – Mar 15, 1966Radio CommunicationStill remember the impact the officers had on my life after the Navy. 2 great sons who are successful today, worked for such companies as Motorola, General Electric and consulted in defense industry.
Walkup, PhilMR3Jul 17, 1962 – Jul 15, 1964A Machine shopgood times on liberty,cuban missle crisses,collision with Decater & norweagen freighter
Haley, TomSEAMANJul 19, 1962 – Jun 12, 1964Public Information OfficeOnly three of us during the time I was aboard.
Horne, MerrillBT 3Aug 21, 1962 – Feb 21, 1966BAny one out there from # 3 Fireroom
Williamson, William/billBMSNSep 1, 1962 – Oct 11, 19632ND One of the best years of my life was the one I spent on the Champ. Great Ship, Great Memories
Sawdey, Ken SawdeySH3Sep 24, 1962 – May 4, 1964S 3
Sullivan, Richard (Sully)airmanOct 31, 1962 – Oct 7, 1964v-4John matthews, I remember you working as a yeoman and I remember your brother Eddie also.
Carmel, Lawrencesn ElectricianNov 17, 1962 – Aug 17, 1964Plane CrewBest duty and friends. Pilots were Great.
Hawkins, HawkAZ3Dec 1, 1962 – May 15, 1965Aircrew
Barnhouse, RogerBoiler technition 2Dec 8, 1962 – Oct 26, 1966BLooking forward to the reunion in Chicago in Sept 2016 and talking with some of you about the times aboard ship. I live in Bellingham, WA now.
Newbegin, Edward C.LT, JG1963 – 1965This entry is in tribute to my father, who passed away on 31 January 2005. Sailor rest your oar.
Weeks, Kkbm 31963 – Apr 19661sthaiti relief,gemini 2 and 5 and 2 collsions would have loved 20yrs on her.great ship and memories .
MacY, RobertPETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS1963 – 1966V6My job was in the V6 metal shop. Ship's Company. I was there during the astronaut recovery; the Gemini series. I was also onboard during the USS Decatur collision and Norwegian Freighter collision.
Coggon, Robert (Bob)ATN31963 – Aug 1965V4
Henry, JackSNMar 1963 – Jun 29, 1966"G"Was in a great division, greate crew. Always wanted to be a radio operator.
Henry, JackSNApr 1963 – Jun 29, 1966G
Seyfert, Harry G,ETN2Apr 18, 1963 – Mar 19, 1965OEThe "Champ" was a very enjoyable experience and especially one of deep learning for me. Getting to see parts of the world I would not have been able to experience any other way was most rewarding.
Brown, JamesYN3May 1963 – May 1966OP
Printy, John (Jack)AOCSJun 1963 – Oct 1965"G""G" Division (AvOrd Section) 'Chief" and Air Gunner (from May '64)
Brittingham, RobertBM2Jun 10, 1963 – May 2, 1966SecondLPO Second Division
Copeland, DavidE-3Aug 7, 1963 – Aug 7, 1965Deck/Ships ServicemanI made the Med Cruise, Haitian Relief, Two collisions, Two NASA Missions, Gitno, PR, Carribean, Norfolk, Quonset Point, Boston.
Wright, HaroldATN3Sep 1963 – Sep 1965V-4
Sawdey, Ken SawdeySH3Oct 1963 – Aug 1964S 3
La Bruyere, RonaldANOct 10, 1963 – Sep 22, 1965V-3I am Secreatry of the USSLC Association, Come and join us att www.usslca.org.
McClintock, LarryAE-3Nov 4, 1963 – Aug 6, 1965V6
Harrington, Charles (Chuck)AZ3Nov 18, 1963 – Jul 15, 1965V-4

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