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  • WW II Serviceman Posted on December 16, 2013 09:38 am Name: Fred Cavaness

    Comments: Looking for any shipmates from WWII.
  • Looking For Dan Morris Posted on December 15, 2013 10:18 pm Name: Angela
    Location: Melbourne

    Comments: I'm looking for Dan Morris, he served on the USS Canberra CAG-2; service number 7935591. I met him in Melbourne when the ship docked in 1967. I have his sailors hat that he gave to me when he was on R & R and I would love to return it to him or his family. Please, if you know him, get in contact with me. Thank you.

  • Gunners Mate Posted on December 11, 2013 11:50 am Name: David Tofte
    Location: North Dakota

    Comments: Just found web site. Looking for any shipmates on board from 1966-1969, 6th div. Left in 69 for river boat duty. Remember a few names, any other names would be great. BM Loren Kjorstad and I were one of the two who painted our hull # on the Bosten the night before she left the harbor in Hong Kong. After they put their # on our ship. Got a few other memories, too.
    Will share. GMG2 Dave Tofte
  • my dad Posted on December 11, 2013 10:03 am Name: david
    Location: ct

    Comments: Hi, my father, Evan Irving Jenkins, served on Canberra from commissioning to-"45" he was in the engine room during the attack. He passed in 2000. He carried a pic the rest of his life of another crew member that saved his life at that time. I don't know his name, but "THANK YOU" my mom still has the pic. I will try to find the name.
  • History Posted on November 22, 2013 12:25 am Name: Billy J Martin
    Location: Clarksville, TN

    Comments: I came aboard on Oct 10, 1962, and departed on Oct 16, 1964, My brother came on board in 1963, San Diego, CA. I left on Oct 16 1964, my brother remained on board until sometime later.
    Our Mother was married twice, during WW11, she had sons by both. Our Fathers were each KIA, in France and Belgium. Only one man ever revealed that he knew about our relationship.
  • 1966-1970 Posted on November 11, 2013 09:39 pm Name: Vernon Huse

    Comments: Shellback
  • Visiting Posted on November 7, 2013 09:50 am Name: Kevin Peterson

    Comments: Remember seeing Canberra pierside at Mare Island in 72-73. Even then, she was a good looking ship.
  • Information Posted on November 3, 2013 12:22 pm Name: Mark Landon
    Location: Erie, PA

    Comments: Looking for anyone who may remember my father and time he spent on Canberra. Lynn H Landon, late 60's
  • Face Book page Posted on October 23, 2013 10:53 am Name: kenny vaden sr

    Comments: If you use face book we have a page for Canberra veterans. If you are interested contact me @ the email address shown and be sure to insert Canberra veteran in your subject line. I will gladly add you to the group.
  • Mare Island & Agent Orange Posted on October 15, 2013 03:02 pm Name: Angie schoonmaker
    Location: Sacramento, ca

    Comments: Looking for any information about Agent Orange & Mare Island...
  • Commissioned CAG-2 Posted on October 13, 2013 08:38 pm Name: George Cleveland
    Location: VA Bch VA

    Comments: Served on Canberra 56 and 57 4th division and OS division.
    Made the presidential cruise with Pres Eisenhower to Bermuda.
    Had dinner with Pres Eisenhower in enlisted mess hall.
    Retired from US Navy in 1974 IC1 USN.
  • Ship list Agent Orange Posted on October 11, 2013 07:20 pm Name: Peter Jelito
    Location: Tuolumne, CA

    Comments: In today's edition of our local news paper under the heading "Vet's Corner" is the website listed that lists all currently known US Navy ships that were involved in Agent Orange. The website is: www.publichealth/shiplist/list.asp
    This question came up several times during the reunion convention in Reno and even so I was not on board during the deployments in the PACIFIC, I thought it might help those who were.
  • Agent Orange Posted on October 5, 2013 05:47 pm Name: John E Dorsey
    Location: Florida

    Comments: Please contact your local DAV office for help filing your paperwork. It took two years to be determined eligible, but all funds were retroactive back to the first time filed. Please note that I was denied the first time, but my wife insisted that I not give up. I say the same to each of you, pray and do not give up.
    Bless you
    John E Dorsey
    USS Canberra 1961-65 and 1967-69
  • My Dad Posted on October 1, 2013 12:50 pm Name: Lisa Cole
    Location: Kent, WA

    Comments: My dad was Barnard 'Barney' Kelley. I know very little about his time on the Canberra, only that he was on. On his DD214 it is listed 2nd but I am not even sure if that means anything. I do know he was on the USS Arizona until 11/7/41 and then got sick and was sent to the hospital. He missed Pearl Harbor. If anyone out there knows him or has pictures that they would like to share, I am interested in talking to anyone.
  • CA-70 1968 Posted on September 24, 2013 03:12 pm Name: Mike Pennick

    Comments: I served in 3rd Division during her last cruise to Vietnam. We began decom at Hunters Point, San Franciso. I was transferred at that time.
  • Canberra 62 65 Posted on September 23, 2013 02:44 pm Name: Johnny Jones
    Location: Summerville SC

    Comments: Just happened upon the site. Been looking for BM3 Andrew B Sides who was in fourth div. Anyone know him please let me know.
  • My Father Posted on September 18, 2013 04:12 pm Name: Cindy Huhtala Ellena
    Location: Nampa, ID

    Comments: My father, Loren Huhtala, served as an EMI on the U.S.S. Canberra CA70 in 1944-45. He was aboard during the attack. In doing research of his military history for a memory book I am putting together for my son I came across this site. What a great site! My father passed away in 1995. Would love to hear from anyone that may have known him. I also found in my mothers possessions the newspaper clippings of the torpedo attack upon the ship dated 1945. Would love to share with anyone interested. Thanks.. God Bless America
  • Crew Member Posted on September 6, 2013 07:59 pm Name: Donald Pickett
    Location: Virginia Beach, VA.

    Comments: Served From 1963 to 1968 in Supply. Hope I can make reunion in RENO. Tell all The Roundman is Coming. Hahaha
  • captain 1945 Posted on September 5, 2013 07:16 pm Name: sylvesta lopez apolino
    Location: United States

    Comments: my father Howard D. Hill served on board ship. he was the radar man. The cook made him an interesting drawing. would like to talk to him. year 1945
  • USS Canberra Posted on September 3, 2013 07:35 pm Name: Leroy Johnson
    Location: Paris, TN

    Comments: My stepfather is Leroy Johnson. He served on the USS Canberra from 62-66. Does anyone know if they were exposed to Agent Orange during this time during the same tour and have they made a claim that was accepted by the VA?

    I would appreciate any feedback and I will give you my stepdad's (Leroy) phone number if you would care to contact him.

    Thank you,

    Jeff Dowdy
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