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USS Coral Sea (CV 43) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Coral Sea (CV 43). 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 857 crew members registered for the USS Coral Sea (CV 43).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1959 | 1960 – 1963 | 1964 – 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1975 | 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Townsend, Donald Aka Whitey1st Class1945 –CommissaryI'm registering my father Donald Miller Townsend, who is now deceased. He was a "proud" plank holder of the Coral Sea..As a child, I had attended a number of Christmas parties aboard. interested in hearing from anyone.
Poniente, RobertMS21947 – 1948SUPPLY...LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO WERE PART OF THE MASTER COMMISIONING PARTY... : )
Giannini, John (Jack)LT(jg)1947 – 1949navigation??He was my dad and I believe he served on the first or 2nd Med. cruise. Would like to hear from anyone who may known him.
Kennedy, BillSK3Jul 1947 – Dec 1949S1Pre-Commissioning Detail at Newpost News. Ships's company after commissioning.
Young, JoeBT2Jan 1, 1948 – Dec 31, 1951boiler roomI am looking for old ship mates.
Perez, AlbertSNApr 1948 – Nov 28, 1950First
Farkas, PaulAD 2Feb 16, 1949 – Apr 16, 1952V2Greetings!
Dillon, RedAD 2Dec 1949 – Apr 1952V2I wrote a lot of Coral Sea stories on this site. http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=61697 You might have to scroll down a bit to find them but the're good other yarns about livingaboard a 27'sail boat for 11 years.
Farrell, VincentAN1950 – 1950
Moore, Robert(Bob)CPO1950 – 1955unknownI am deceased and this is my grandson looking for info on any crew members . He would also like info on where to find any pictures of the ship and crew from the yrs I was on her.
Doernbach, HermanEM2Jun 20, 1950 – Dec 17, 1952EStarted out on 4 Switchboard and was in charge of 3 Switchboard. Learned my trade aboard. Enjoyed 3 Med Cruises
Hollander, William/billAB2Feb 1951 – Jun 1954V3G
Neall, Earl M. Jr.EM 2Jan 1952 – Oct 17, 1955EGenerator switchboard operator.I was able to video her scrapping and collected many pieces of her. GOD BLESS!
Neall, Earl profile iconEM1Oct 1952 – Oct 17, 1955ETransferred from USS IOWA BB61 to Coral Sea, Norfolk, Va. Oct.52. Made 3 Med. cruises. Loved this ship. Was great duty with a great crew. Made E-6 two days before I left her to be discharged. GO NAVY!
Consiglio, SalPIPEFITTER 2ND CLASS PODec 10, 1952 – Jun 1955RBeing aboard the ageless worrior was the best duty of my time in the Navy.
Linnekin, JerryRD 2May 1953 – Aug 1954OICORAL SEA RE-DESIGNATED CVA 43 WHILE I WAS ON BOARD. ARAMAMENT WAS 5-5INCH 38. I SERVED BEFORE CANTED DECK ADDED. NO ACCIDENTS WHILE I WAS ON BOARD
Tabor, Aubrey Charles1954 – 1955FireMy dad is looking for some old buddies.
Robinson, FrankLTJGAug 1954 – Aug 1956OperationsAny of us old guys left?
Brusina, JosephAIRMANDec 1954 – 1957V-1-FI was very proud to serve aboard her,long nights of night flights on the flight deck It was an exciting time for a 17 year old I hated to leave her It really broke my heart when I found out she was scrapped
Winston, William J.AT-2Dec 1954 – May 31, 1957V-2AT shop, O2 level, good time were had! Hope to hear from someone. (LT. Swan) Divison Officer (CWO Mc Cammey) Asst Divison Officer
Ferm, HarrySeaman First ClassDec 15, 1954 – Sep 1956Fox DivFor a 17 year old it really was a experience on those Med cruises that you never forget.All the countrys that we seen.
Grimes, DonaldBT-2Jan 1955 – Feb 1957B
James, CharlesSeaman 1st ClassETNov 1, 1955 – 1956Electronic Repair
Evans, ArnoldYNTSN1956 – 1957XWorked in the Captains Admin. Office.
Goldsmith, James R"Goldie"AB1Jan 1956 – Apr 1957Hangar Deck POI was one of the few guys in Air Dept to take her around the horn. If any one remembers there was a prop aircraft we had in hangar deck broke loose in the several weather encountered going around Cape Horn!
Rendine, JoeTE3Jun 1956 – Jun 1957ORI was a dispatcher in operations and have great memories . Would like to hear from some of my old buddies if your around. Etulas.
McDonald, ThomasAMS-3Jul 1956 – 1957V-6Worked in Para Loft & Flt. Gear Locker For Lt. Swan
Bramble, Mike profile iconET 2ND CLASS PETTY OFFICER1957 – 1959OPSI am trying to locate a picture of my dad, William Bramble from when he was in the Navy on the Coral Sea in the late 50's. My mom had one but it was lost in a fire. Can I get one from navy records?
Streine, DonaldRM21957 – 1960COMM/OPSi WAS PART OF THE RE-COMMISSIONING CREW, LIVING IN THE BARRACKS IN BREMERTON WASHINGTON BEFORE MOVING ON BOARD, WE HELPED ORGANIZE THE RADIO SHACK AT LEAST THAT IS WHAT I THOUGHT WE WERE DOING, GREAT SHIPMATES
Rhoton, Tim (Guns)GMG21958 – 1987G-3Hello to all my old shipmates. I hope life has been good to you. Tom from Nav where is my 50 bucks? hahaha. Greetings Rodney Dyer. Miss you old friend.
Ellsworth, Lloydemfm1958 – 1960electrical
Butler, Bruce, DocDT21959 – Jun 2, 1961DThe shipmates on board with me & to 1963 need to have their DD214 updated to a DD215, it effects your VA Benefits. I am helping all vets withtheirbenefits,health,medals,docs, pensions
Harper, John profile iconBT3Sep 15, 1959 – Apr 4, 1963'B' Division - Water & Oil Testing Lab (Oil Shack)Served on the Nucleus Crew prior to recommissioning. I worked in the Water & Oil Lab (Oil Shack). The most exciting 3 1/2 years of my young life were spent serving aboard the U.S.S. Coral Sea, CVA 43.
Norris, Frank/texSNOct 1959 – May 19631st/2nd/S3it was fun love to do it one more time
Rutledge, Orville (Wayne)MM2Oct 1959 – Aug 1962M DivWorked in 2 group .Last year or so in #2 Generater Room Good ship.
Eddy, ElmerMM2Oct 1959 – Apr 1962M
Hillis, Thurman (Ted)SMSNNov 1, 1959 – Jul 17, 1962SignalI was part of the recommissioning crew. Great Ship, Great Time.
Reed, Robert DaleFT 1Dec 1959 – Apr 6, 1962Fox
Humbarger, DanielDCFNDec 1959 – Sep 1961R Division
Vanden Bosch, Glenn "Smilin' Dutchman"E-4 PersonnelmanDec 1, 1959 – Jul 30, 1962XHad a great time serving the office of the Chaplain, in charge of the library and the radio station on board
Crosslin, ThomasFNDec 14, 1959 – Oct 8, 1961AWas in the recommissioning crew in 1960 and attended the decommissioning.Made the first west-pac cruise of the viet nam era.Great people to serve with and a great ship to serve on.

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