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USS Canberra (CAG 2) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Canberra (CAG 2). 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 303 crew members registered for the USS Canberra (CAG 2).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1957 | 1958 – 1960 | 1961 – 1962 | 1963 – 1964 | 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Kingery, EldredE21966 – Aug 25, 1966Robert was my "little brother" and was killed in an automobile accident while serving aboard the Canberra. I Would like to hear from anyone that remembers him. He was on the Deck Crew I think.
Turner, GaryIC21966 – 1968EGreatest IC gang I was ever in or had!
Skelly, JimFN1966 – 1968A DivisionMade 2 westpacs aboard her. Became shellback on her and Golden Shellback. Those were the best times I had while in the Navy. Remember a few of the guys, Dave Wiggins, Charles Brewington, Richard Sheitinger.
Swindle, KennethBT31966 – 1969B
Freibolt, JayBM21966 – 19693rdwould like to contact other shipmates
Hall, Laverne (Scott)SK2Jan 1966 – Feb 1968S1Picked (protective custody)up in Subic Bay, along with a couple of friends in civilian clothes. Thanks to Mike Horn for getting our uniforms back.
Riml, RonFTM2Mar 1966 – Jun 1968FMMade three Nam deployments on her. Worked up in Director #10, then Weapons Control. Great ship!!
Freibolt, JayBM2Apr 1966 – 19693rd
Gazinski, LouisSeamanMay 1966 – Oct 19693rd divisionHope to connect with old shipmates.
Huntington, EdwardPH2May 8, 1966 – Mar 7, 1968Made three Nam cruises as Photographer,Got some great action shots during Sea Dragon ops.I did twenty years usn but Canberra and Rosenbeg as CO was The best part of My Navy days. I went on my forth Nam cruise on Uss Galveston CLG3.
Smith, John E. ( Snoopy )EN-3May 20, 1966 – Jun 21, 1968A GREAT TIMES IN AND OUT OF PORTS. ROUGH TIME WENT THE PUEBLO WAS TAKEN. MISS ALOT OF GUYS. LOOKING FOR TOM GOODALL, BENTLEY THE COOK, GOZZER AND ANY ONE ELSE THAT MAY HAVE CONTRACTED SOME UNUSUAL ILLNESES.
Scheitlin, PeteGMM2Jun 1966 – May 19688Would enjoy hearing from fellow shipmates.
Fritsch, DougSeamanJun 1966 – Mar 19694th divison and Bos'n divison
Sheffield, FrankBM3Jun 1966 – Jun 19694th/ 2nd
Tofte, DavidGMG2Jun 1966 – 19696 thCAG 2&70.Mt.Capt.- 54. Yes on board when we took rounds off of DMZ & when LST came along with dead & wounded. Left on way back from last West Pac with orders to River Boats. Served 12 mo. in country on river boats dis-'7
Smith, Gregorycs3Jun 28, 1966 – Jun 28, 1968supply
Horn, MikeDK3Jul 1966 – Jun 1, 1967S-4 Disbursing OfficeI came aboard with Dave Woody from my first ship.
Cresci, AnthonyMM2Jul 1966 – Dec 10, 1969AServed in the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Gang of A-Div. Marched in the parade in Melbourne as part of the Navy detachment. Ultimately made three Westpacs and worked through most of the decommissioning. Got out in San Francisco.
Black, Jerry (Jj)FTM1Jul 1966 – May 1968FMServed a second tour Dec-68 to July-69. Helped in the removal of the AN/SPQ5 radars. Enjoyed my time aboard. Worked with an outstanding bunch of shipmates.
Hanley, FrankGmm 3Jul 1966 – Aug 19698th
Forsyth, BillQM3Jul 1966 – Jul 1968NI would like to hear from anyone who served with me
Price, James Garyem3Aug 1966 – 1967e divisioncame aboard after one year tour in viet nam as translator
Terence, BrownlowSnAug 1966 – Aug 1968XI worked in PAO. Also I did the jazz show at KANG radio "Soul Time".
Lynn, Milton O. (Mo)ET3Aug 10, 1966 – Jun 19, 1957ORReported Aboard In Philly Navy Yards under construction. C. T. Muro Commanding Officer. Was On the Cruise to Bermuda when The Canberra Too President Eisenhower to Bermuda during the Suez crisis.
Holcomb, WarrenCGMCAug 15, 1966 – Oct 15, 19697th
Kelley, TommyPNSNAug 19, 1966 – Oct 1967X DivSpent 10 years in the Navy, assigned to 5 different ships, and Can Do was absolutely the very best. Always fondly remember my time aboard.
Mathews, DonGMG-3Aug 25, 1966 – Aug 31, 19687th.Started out in 4th. Div. on the WesPac on 1966/1967. Transfered to 7th. Div. before the next WesPac of 1967/1968. Received transfer orders to PBR's and left ship just before she left fot the 1968/1969 WesPac.
Frederick, Michael profile iconSNSep 1966 – Aug 19686THReported aboard the day before we left for WestPac. I thought she was the finest looking ship I had ever seen. I remember having a gun fight with the coastal batteries. They hit just above the 3" just above my 5" gun.
Di Sarno, JimGMG3Sep 6, 1966 – Oct 10, 19695THI was very proud to have served aboard the Canberra. She was a special ship and I did my best for her while aboard.
Spruill, Don (Dawg)EM2Sep 15, 1966 – Nov 9, 1969E Division
Cox, DennisSNOct 1, 1966 – Aug 1, 1968S-3I started in the crews barbershop and shortly after, went to the Officers shop. On gun line was in 8-in. turrets. Made two Westpacks to Nam.Became Shellback on line crossing to Melbourne, Australia, in April 1967. Enjoyed time spent on ship.
Price, CharlesFTG-2Oct 3, 1966 – Jan 5, 1970Fire Control Technicianwanting contact with guys I served with
Hartley, GaryDec 1966 – Feb 1968Served on the Canberra Dec 66 thru 68 as a cook.
Herrold, Donald E.LTJGDec 25, 1966 – Aug 14, 1968ExecutiveServed as X-DIv, legal, CICWO, & Op-Intel Officer 2 West Pac cruises and Sea Dragon Ops in '67 and -68 under Capts E. M. Rosenberg & O.D. Compton. My bosses were Cdr. R. L. Brabant & Provost, XOs and Cdr Ted Manduca, Ops Officer
Brown, Olia/phillipGMM31967 – 19698
Buckley, Everett T. "Tom"DC3/E-41967 – 1968RI was on duty when a landing craft with only one survior came along side of the ship, and the Boatswain jumped from the ship to the landing craft and helped us get the bodies aboard and bagged. Do any of you remember?
Kincaid, ScottFTM21967 – 1969FoxAssigned to Weapons Control
Park, ThomasFTG-2Jan 1, 1967 – Jan 1, 1969 THOMAS PARK BHAM ALA LIKE 2 MEET GUYS I SERVICE WITH DURING THESE TIME E-MAIL tpark@charter.net
Attaway, Stevensm3Jan 1, 1967 – Jul 18, 1969sm divi was on there when we were shot at in 68 two rounds also when landing craft came along side with dead and hurt men on board,also im the one that found tofelee dead in his bunk in hong kong harbor
Brown, Byron/butchGMGSNJun 1967 – Jan 19687 THGREAT SHIP AND FANTASTIC CREW
Phillips, Raymond / DutchGMSMJun 1967 – Jan 19696THI AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ON THE CANBERRA DURING THE TIME I WAS ON HER
Kimble, BobFTM3Jun 1967 – Jul 1969FMLooking to connect with any shipmates who were on board or in FM division.
Butchko, RobertFTG-2Jul 1967 – Jan 18, 1969FG
Yon, Larry JFTG-2Jul 22, 1967 – Dec 7, 1968FTGVery interesting experience with a great group of men. It will be encouraging to hear from any that might still be around ?
Ritter, Robert/bob/texFTG-2Aug 1967 – Jan 1969FGI am looking to find any or all of the guys of FG division I served with during the time I was assigned to the Canberra.
Omura, TakFTG2Aug 18, 1967 – Jan 18, 1969Fire ControlSearching for CAG2/CA70 buddies
Kasak, RobertPN3Oct 1, 1967 – Mar 1, 1968personnel
Babb, CharlesENS/LTJGOct 20, 1967 – Oct 24, 1969Supply Disbursing / food service
Peter, RichSK3Oct 25, 1967 – Jan 16, 1968Commissary I am trying to get VA benefits. If anyone was on the deck force port side fwd, in fwd cntr 5" gun mount, or in the commissary division, when I was on board I’d like to hear from you.

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