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USS Columbus (CG 12) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Columbus (CG 12). 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 351 crew members registered for the USS Columbus (CG 12).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1962 | 1963 – 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Hartman, EldonETN21963 – 1965OEPre Commisioning Crew, Plank owner. Maintained SPS 39A and SPS10 Radar. Many fond memories of Hobbick, Stella, Susa, Shaffer, and many more. Brother also served with me on Columbus
Castillo, Gerald JcE-4/BM3Feb 1963 – Mar 1966Boat Coxswain
Bohnert, JohnMTSNFeb 1963 – Aug 1965T-6
Hague, JulianFTM2Apr 1963 – Mar 1971T1I served 2 tours of duty on CG-12. Worked on the Tartar Radar System. Great ship and lots of memories.
Rigg, ThomYN3Apr 1963 – Aug 1965X
Rigg, TomYN3Apr 10, 1963 – Aug 15, 1965XWorked for YNC Paul VanDecar in the Captains Office then in the Legal Office. Spent time in 4th Div with BM1 Chenault and Bosn Cedarstaff.
Rigg, ThomYN3Apr 10, 1963 – Aug 1965X Legal OfficeReported aboard the day the USS Thresher sank. Scared to death. Worked for Bos'n Cedarstaff for a couple of months then YNC Paul VanDeCar. Great Ship and very fond memories.
Haynes, RobertFTM3Jun 14, 1963 – Oct 22, 1965T-6First ship, also served on CG-11 and CG-10
McCall, JohnE-3Jun 20, 1963 – Jul 15, 1966H & DI served as a Dental Technician under 3 dental officers. Did one West-Pac cruise and one cruise thru the Panama Canal for re-assignment from homeport of San Diego. CA to Norfolk, VA.
Brown, DonFTM2Jul 1963 – 1967T2Tall Lady in New Orleans. What a trip!!
McGovern, Neal (Mac)SGT. E-5Sep 26, 1963 – Jun 1966MARINE DETACHMENTJoined in Bremerton...WestPac and Panama Canal...left ship in Norfolk. Was Capt.Boyd's orderly for a long time. Great guy. Marine CO at the time was Capt. Dale Dorman.
Ellington, Bill EllingtonETN2Nov 3, 1963 – Aug 3, 1964OEI was an Electronic Technician in the OE division. Was discharged just before the ship left on it's WESTPAC cruise in 1964
Ybarra, Joe /yogiE3Nov 15, 1963 – Jul 21, 1967BBoiler Tender. Fired the boilers
Waggoner, Robert (Bob)EM2Feb 1964 – Apr 1967EMy first ship. Had 2 brothers in A division, Ron and Tom. If you remember us I would love to hear from you.
Edwards, TerryFTG2Mar 1964 – Dec 19656thGreat time. Left for Westpac (Yankee Patrol) in Tonkin right after I just returned from Dixie Patrol on another ship. Many memories ( and photos see other CG-12 website at http://www.usscolumbus.org/).
Hunter, SamMM 3Mar 13, 1964 – Dec 8, 1967Mthrottelman, generator, aft engine room
Davis, BobMM2Mar 25, 1964 – Jul 8, 1966mAfter engine room.
Vancil, A CSFP3Apr 3, 1964 – Jan 9, 1966RLooking for old friends that are still around and served on the Tall Lady from 1964 to 1966
Ganus, James [jim]BT-3Apr 15, 1964 – Dec 15, 1967Bwent aboard from boot camp made wes/ pac 64/65 went to east coast through canal then med cruise and a few midshipmen cruises had allot of fun retired in 1984
Hope, Allen (Al)FTM1May 7, 1964 – Jan 10, 1969T-1/T-7If your interested in the USS Columbus Veterans Association for annual reunions contact me hope4391@frontier.com. will be holding 29th reunion in Rapid City, SD goto MLRSinc.com for details Was in Tartar 51 radar gang
Hamilton, Colin Kelly (Hambone) profile iconRD3Jun 1964 – Jun 1965OI
Richardson, KenGMM 3Jun 1, 1964 – Jun 17, 1967T-4One of the best times of my life.
Wolcott, ChrisDK2Jun 6, 1964 – Aug 17, 1967Supply DepartmentBeing a pay clerk I remember a lot of the guys as we paid you every 2 weeks. I felt 1964-1967 was a very interesting and exciting time on the Columbus. Remember the Gulf of Tonkin Incident? They say it didn't Happen!
Caplin, DaveFTM3Jul 1, 1964 – Jan 10, 1966T5Great ship, great crew, lots of ports, great time
Mays, DonSK3Jul 28, 1964 – Oct 22, 1965S-1I was on the Annie during the westpac cruise in 64 and has a great time. I wonder if anyone out there remembers the Gulf of Tonkin incident in Aug 64? If you do please email me as I need some info.
Rudolph, MichaelMM3Aug 1964 – Dec 5, 1967MServed in M Division and generator gang San Deigo and Norfolk
Thackerson, TexBT-3Aug 5, 1964 – Feb 1967ENGINEERINGMISS ALL THE GUYS , GOOD DUTY
Fodor, Paul Aka FoddsFTG3Sep 15, 1964 – Nov 14, 1967T-1Hello to all former "Tall Lady" crew members. What a thrill it was to sail on this magnificant Show Boat. Should have "Shipped Over" and stayed aboard but at 22, you're too smart to do things like that.
Donald Wilken, RedMM2Oct 1964 – Aug 1968ALooking for old friends
Cartwright, DanQM2Nov 1964 – Jan 1968NAVIGATIONSORRY TO SEE CMDR DOONAN PASSED,HE WAS A REAL HERO AND GOOD MAN.I SERVED UDER CAPT BOYD AND CAPT JOSLIN AND WAS CAPT JOSLIN HELMSMAN FOR ALL SPECIAL ACTIONS I STEERED COLUMBUS THRU THE CANAL ONLY ONE THAT COULD KEEP HER ON COURSE,ALOT OF HR
Phillips, RobertYN3Dec 1964 – Jan 1965XReported aboard in Yokosuka. Transferred to the USS Shields (DD596) when the Columbus was transferred to the East Coast.
Johnson, James (Jim)E-21965 – 1966cookserved with a great crew. saw panama canal, gitmo bay, rosie roads, ran the north sea in war games, got sunk three times the first night lol, had some soon to be officers on board, miss my friends from the mess decks where I worked
Jackson, Hugh (Nickname: "Jack"YN31965 – 1969S-6Most of my best buddies were in S-6 division while mess cooking. "Mac" McClure, "Robby" Robertson, Riggs, Schumacher, "Doc", and more. Miss you guys. Hope you all are still around and have had good lives. contact me.
Wildin, DougRD31965 – Jun 15, 1967OIBest friends, Jim Toft and Dennis Weaver.
Murray, William D profile iconEN21965 – 1969ALooking for A division and boat shop shipmates.
Hussell, RobertIC3Jan 15, 1965 – Aug 16, 1967E
Rutt, JohnET3Feb 1965 – Aug 1967OEWorked on radar and radar displays, TACAN. 1-1/2 yrs on the west coast (Seattle, San Fran, Oahu, Acapulco) prior to transferring through the Panama Canal to the east coast. NATO (43 degree roll) and Med cruises.
Young, Leonard L. PeteFTM2Apr 1965 – Jun 24, 1969T-3greatest experience of my life
Bramich, LarryFTM3Apr 21, 1965 – Feb 16, 1968T-1I did not know this site existed this is great, Fodds Durham and Hague, I remember you all. Wish more of the guys would have signed up. I remember alot of good times and people.Proud to have served on The Tall Lady
Minsel, PeterSK3May 6, 1965 – Apr 1, 1966supplyLCDR Krukin was supply officer.
Kinney, LarryFTM2May 24, 1965 – Sep 19, 1969T-1Lots of good memories and friends. I was pleasently suprised to find forgotten names listed on this site.
Andrew A Lovato, JbjSH3Jul 1965 – Jul 1966S3SHIP SERVICEMAN 1965- 1966, WITH BILL WALSH OF WISCONSIN, BOB COLUSA BROOKLYN NY, & ANDRE HODGES, PHILADELPHIA. LIVE IN ELK GROVE, CA RETIRED STATE OF CA CAL TRANS AS ARCHITECT, MUSICIAN, RETIRED NAVY, CORP ENGINEERS
Durham, ThomasFTM3Aug 15, 1965 – Jan 15, 1970T-1I find it remarkable that I saw a name in here that I recognize. This means not everyone my age is dead yet. I was on Med cruises,came from the west coast in '66 to Norfolk. I and some others were flown back from the Med in Jan '70.
Beatrice, AnthonyRM2Oct 1965 – Oct 1967operations
Nordseth, DeanYN3Oct 15, 1965 – Oct 15, 1967XWorked in ships office (captains office). Worked with Lt Al Smith, CWO R. Webb.
Nordseth, DeanYN2Oct 15, 1965 – Oct 15, 1967XWorked in Ships Office. Captain Stecher, Jr., Commander VG Warriner, Lt. Smith, Rufus Webb, Chief Morrow. Med Cruise, North Atlantic, several Carribean cruises. Also, Adm Buckley & Adm Calvert. Many friends &memorys
Suchand, David EMM3Nov 1965 – Sep 1968AWorked in Ac&R
Mul̩, MikeENDec 1965 РSep 1967A Division - boats engineersGreat comraderie, loved seeing the world! I am proud to have served my country.
Davis, FernandoE3Dec 1965 – 19681stCox'en 1st Division Liberty Boat. Real Good Times.
Haskett, JosephFTM1Dec 1965 – Oct 1967T-3
Rose, Jessie profile iconmm3Dec 1965 – Aug 1967m division
Lowe, WilliamE-5Dec 1, 1965 – Oct 2, 1967Was a GMM in the forward missle house
Bates, Robert (Bob)BM2Dec 10, 1965 – Jul 31, 19694TH DECKREPORTED ABOARD OUT OF BOOT CAMP AND SPENT 4 YEARS ON HER. GREAT SHIP AND THE BEST SHIPMATES. RETIRED AFTER 26 YEARS.
Cosgrove, HankSHB2Dec 16, 1965 – Oct 18, 1966S3 - Supply ships serviceofficers barber.
Gillespie, Wade profile iconTM3Dec 23, 1965 – Dec 6, 19665TH DIVISION
Bates, Robert 'bob'BM2Dec 29, 1965 – May 1, 19694THGREAT SHIP LOVED THE MED. RETIRED IN 1991 AS A BMC(SW) NOW LLIVING IN SAN DIEGO, CA.

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