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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
Peterson, NormanFTM11968 – 1971T-6I worked in the aft Talos Missile House.
Powell, FurmanET 11968 – 1970OESPS 30 Radar CIC Radar Section, Repeaters, Switchboard, IFF etc. Xferred to USS Turner Joy DD 951 West Pac Disabled Bosnia Vet INARNG
Masons@stny.rr.com, William (Mace)STGSN1968 – May 19705th sonarPlayed drums for the ship's rock band "the 25th hour"
Potts, JamesGMM31968 – 1970Starboard Tarter Missle Systerwould like imfo on shipmares in the tarter systems
Lasorella, JerrySN1968 – 1969Signal BridgeLike to chat with anybody who was on signal bridge then. Was also in NSA DaNang 65-69.
Fox, JackDC21968 – 1971R
Wall, ArtRM11968 – 1969Radioserved as Teletype and offline crypto repairman. discovered the Ham radio and got it working. made many phone patches for the Crew. Helped Jim Sears get his license and he continued using the radio system
Eugene Tutko, GinoE51968 – 1972T4
Geis, ThomasETR21968 – 1971OECurrently a technical writer at Hanscom AFB in MA. Married with 4 adopted sons. Home phone in NH is (603) 365-0420 Happy to hear from any shipmates. Made ET1 in reserves. Always interested in renewing old acquaintences!
Chapman, JimmyMs3Mar 8, 1968 – Sep 1, 1970S2
Fox, JackDC 2Apr 1968 – Jan 1971RSpent most of my time in DC central. Ran the carpenter shop and pumped iron in the hanger bay. Worked for Chief Cates, Ltjg Liles and DCA Lt. Lewis.Made 3 Med trips and a Gitmo.
Harvey, LarryGMM3Apr 6, 1968 – Nov 1, 1968Aft Talos
Rawlings, FrankRadarman 3rd ClassJul 1968 – Jun 15, 1969OperationsWas assigned this ship after deployment to Vietnam on swift boats
Mangus, FrankPCSNJul 1, 1968 – Sep 1, 19701st and personalI was in 1st division the first year aboard. I took the PC coarse and became a postal clerk.
Sichler, WilliamEM 3Jul 18, 1968 – May 15, 1970E Div2 med cruises, best time of my life.
Murphy, Thomas JSKSNAug 10, 1968 – Mar 21, 1970S-1HAD A GREAT TIME WITH SKI,WADE,BOB STEVENSON AndOTHER STOREKEEPERS.. REMEMBER KIBY HENRY WO-2?
Hatton, GlenSK2Aug 25, 1968 – Dec 17, 1971S-1Would like to make contact with any of the guys I served with.
Bell, James / Petemm3Sep 1968 – Aug 1970a div
Garland, BobE5 MM2Sep 10, 1968 – Jun 10, 1972A
Brodie, WalterBt2Sep 10, 1968 – 1970B
Sears, JimE-3 RADIOSep 29, 1968 – May 1, 1970CRTom Geis and I ran a lot of phone patches for the crew in two cruises. Currently retired from the intelligence community and working as an OSHA safety trainer
Leach, BobETR3Oct 1968 – Aug 1969OEServed on the Columbus prior to nuke school. Did a med cruise. Not all fun then but great memories.
Nines, James (Mickey)SEAMAN E-3Oct 1968 – Oct 1970I was a tadpole when I first boarded, but after (2) Med crusies and (2) christmas"' away from my home in N.C., I had truely received salt in my veins. I still think about my family of shipmates. Sweeny if you're out there e-mail me. SMOOT
Sedlacik, MikeRD-3Oct 1968 – Jul 1971OIIt was the best of times
Evans, Earl JE-3Oct 1968 – May 1, 1970MI REMEMBER JAMES MICKEY NINES WE WERE IN THE SAME COMANY IN BOOT CAMP. SERVING ON THE COLUMBUS WAS LIKE A WORKING VACATION.
Nines, James (Mickey)SEAMAN E3Oct 1968 – May 1970Deck OfficeIt was an Honor to have served aboard the "Tall Lady". A lot of good memories and good friends. Made 2 Med Cruises, both during Christmas. I do remember you Earl Evans. Good days in Company 474. E-mail me, would like to talk about old tim
Walraven, LloydFN / IC3Oct 1968 – Mar 1972E-Division IC ShopWent on to retire at 20 Years. I have retired in civilian life with Olan Mills (Photography Company), American Electrical (Wire and Cable MFG), Worked four years with the state of Tennessee, Six years as a Maint. Elect
Lasorella, GeraldE-3Oct 15, 1968 – Oct 20, 1969SignalmanGreat to have found this site. Brought back a number of good memories. Have been telling my bud about the "Tall Lady", and couldn't find much on the Navy's website. Med cruise was great.
Nines, James/mickeySNOct 25, 1968 – May 27, 19702ndI was proud to have served on the "TALL LADY." made lots of friends. Via, even after 40 years you're still in my thoughts, RIP old Friend. I was a Deck Ape 4 awhile then tfr to deck office with YN3 Yeaton & SN Sweeny
Arkell, Donald/arkySFP2Oct 30, 1968 – Aug 27, 1971R
Dennis, BrimleyFtm2Nov 1968 – Dec 2, 1972T-1Had many good memories of the Tall Lady. I saw places most people only read about. I will always remember my fellow shipmates that I was friends with. If I had to do it all over again I would, the good and the bad of it
Rodewald, DickCYN3Nov 20, 1968 – Jun 10, 1970CommunicationsHope to hear from some of my shipmates!
Raustadt, Dan (Underdog)E4Dec 1968 – Jun 1970CommunicationsServed as Radioman. Also, played lead guitar in the ship's rock and roll band... for the 68-69 med cruise and the 69-70 med cruise.
Kamradt, CarlFTM-2Dec 1968 – Jun 1972T-1Mk 118 Computer Room, the REAL Main Battery Plot
Raustadt, Dan (Underdog)RM2Dec 1968 – Jul 1970Radio CommunicationsWish they hadn't chopped her up. The Columbus would have made a great floating museum.
Soleto, ChetFTM2Dec 8, 1968 – Mar 17, 1973T-1I left the Tall Lady in March of 1973 for Tartar Systems School in Vallejo (Mare Island) California. I took four Med cruises and several Caribbean cruises on the "Bus" with some of the best sailors in history.
Wright, Robert (Aka Bob) profile iconGMM-31969 – 1970T-4In memory of a true sailor. Via you are not forgotten. RIP. I was a t-4 Forward Talos. My cell phone number is 610-780-2235. Don't be afraid to contact me and see if we knew each other. Our paths may have crossed.
Brown, JackYN31969 – 1972OperationsStarted as mess cook, transfer to weapons, ending in ops
Staten, JayDK21969 – 1971S4Best duty a sailor could have had
Kitchen, GaleGMGSN1969 –6thNice ship. A great med cruise.
Sands, WarrenGMM21969 – 1970T6 Aft TalosAft Talos Missle house.
Tamulevicius, Joseph profile iconGMM31969 – 1972T6 AFT TALOSGreat group in the Aft Talos Missle house.
Wrigley, ArthurFTM11969 – 1973T5Worked on the 49b Radar
Melanson, PaulGMM31969 – 1971t4
Lussen, TomFTM2Jan 1969 – Jun 1973T-1
Masons@stny.rr.com, William (Mace)STGSNJan 1969 – May 19705th SonarPlayed drums for the ship's rock band, "the 25th houir".
Fletcher, MichaelSNJan 1969 – Jan 1971X-Div...WCOL RadioGood Times, good friends. Mail me nozmo61@yahoo.com
Edelman, TedFTG3Jan 22, 1969 – Dec 1, 1972T-5 & 6thNavymen and the sea Fore we were together amist the waters to see
Schulz, RomanFTMSAMar 1969 – Dec 1, 1972T 3INTERESTING TIME. ENJOYED LIBERTY IN FOREIGN PORTS.
Hite, EugeneRM1/RMCApr 15, 1969 – May 15, 1973Communications Radio (CR)Of all of my duty stations, CG-12 was my favorite. I entended twice. Great bunch of chiefs and the guys that worked for me were the best.
Staten, JayDK2Apr 26, 1969 – Apr 16, 1971S 4This is without a doubt the best duty a sailor could have, I enjoyed every day i was aboard
Patten, JohnMM2Jun 1969 – Oct 1972A
Black, Stanley EugeneRM3Jun 1, 1969 – Jun 2, 1971Radio CommunicationsI went on board as a Mess Hall worker... Just before the cruise to the MED I was lucky to go to Communications. Work under CHIEF Hawkens and Chief Hite. Have great memories of the two cruises in 1969 and 70. Like to hear from anyone.
Jones, DouglasFTM2Jun 8, 1969 – Jun 16, 1974
Knight, HarveyE3Jun 20, 1969 – Jun 26, 19713rd
Tindal, DougIC 2Jul 1969 – Aug 1972EThree Med. cruises. Great ship, being my home for 3 years. Met a lot of great men on that ship. And I learned a lot. Hard to believe Columbus is gone.
Baxter, Johne3Jul 1969 – 19712nd2 great med cru living in gloucester va
Kamradt, MichaelRM-3Jul 3, 1969 – Aug 15, 1971Communications RadioI served aboard the Tall Lady from 69 till 71 and I miss the feel of her under my feet every day. The only thing I don't miss is eating cold bacon sandwich's for mid-rats..oh, and steralized milk. God but that stuff was awfull.
Jones, DouglasFTM2Jul 16, 1969 – Mar 15, 1974tT-5Nice cruser
Hull, HarryCYNSNSep 1969 – Apr 1971CRGreat Times I will always remember the two Med cruises and the great card games. RM3 Kam and all the other great guys.
Heller, RussellE3Sep 1969 – Dec 19723rdI want to thank all the ones I came in contact with in the 3+ years. Mid CPO quarters duty was great!!!! Thanking all of you
Nagel, RichardRM/3Sep 1969 – Dec 1, 1972CRI had a great time on board the Cruiser and good times on liberty. Great Hitch Hiking up/down rt 95 from Breezewood Pa just to get back on board the ship for am/Mondays. Cheers.
Berger, RonaldETR3Sep 20, 1969 – Jun 19, 1970I served on the Columbus between school commands. Had a great time.
Bill, CollickGMM2Oct 1969 – Apr 1973T2I was the guy who loaded live missiles while in port (Athens Greece). They called General Quarters This is not a Drill so I got to the Tartar launcher and loaded 2 live ones got Capt. Mast for that.
DIImmel, TerryELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN RADAR 3RD CLASSOct 1, 1969 – Aug 2, 1971Operations Electronics (OE)I came from the USS Robert L. Wilson DD-847 to the Columbus after I had gone to IFF School at MOTU-2. I replaced a tech named Archie. I cruised the Med in 69-70 and 70-71. It was the best ship/duty and I feel honored to have served on the Columbus.
Van Pelt, JamesDec 1969 – Jun 1973T 7Hope to hear from t 7 div. people.
Van Pelt, JamesFTM 2Dec 1969 – Jun 25, 1973T-7
Bogard, JohnETN2Dec 3, 1969 – Dec 10, 1970OEOverall, a pleasant cruise.

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