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  • Pictures Posted on October 24, 2017 01:14 pm Name: Rob Charubini
    Location: Boston MA

    Comments: My Grandfather David Charubini served in WWII on the Canberra. I believe he was a pipe fitter, I am still trying to find out more. I have several pictures that I am going to have made digital to share with everyone. A few are pictures of the guns firing. I would like to get in touch with any other veterans of WWII.

    Any help is appreciated Semper Fi.
  • remembering Posted on October 6, 2017 09:48 am Name: Robert E. Hammersley
    Homepage: remembering
    Location: Florida

    Comments: Reaching out to all of my dad's shipmates, hopefully they are still with us, my dad passed away in 1995 he served on the canberra CA70 from 10/14/43 to 46
    respectfully, Steve Hammersley
  • remembering Posted on October 6, 2017 09:47 am Name: Robert E. Hammersley
    Homepage: remembering
    Location: Florida

    Comments: Reaching out to all of my dads shipmates, hopefully they are still with us, my dad passed away in 1995 he served on the canberra CA70 from 10/14/43 to 46
    respectfully, Steve Hammersley
  • James N Swisher Posted on September 30, 2017 01:15 pm Name: James N Swisher
    Location: Hanover, PA

    Comments: I'm posting for my Father, James N. Swisher. He's in Hospice and I was reaching out to possibly some of his old shipmates. He was aboard the USS Canberra from 59-62. Ended his service on the Bache in 63. Honorable Discharge.
  • Shipmates Posted on September 18, 2017 12:22 pm Name: Tracie Baird
    Location: Boston, MA

    Comments: I'm trying to locate other shipmates who knew my grandfather, Richard E. Baird from Lynn, Massachusetts. He was aboard ship when they were hit in 1944. He died in 1984 when I was a toddler and I don't know much about his life.
    Thank you in advance!
    Tracie Baird
  • John D James Posted on August 21, 2017 11:22 am Name: Jonathan James
    Location: Knoxville, TN

    Comments: My Grandfather John D James served on the Canberra during WWII and I was trying to see if anyone could tell me more about his time aboard. I know he received a presidential citation and served as a signalman on the bridge. He never spoke a very much about his time in the war but I would like to know a little more so that I may be able to let my children know about the sacrifices he made for their freedom.

    Thank you,
    Jonathan James
  • Abram B Manogue Posted on August 18, 2017 07:00 pm Name: Barbara Kushnirov
    Location: Collingdale, Pa

    Comments: My Father served on the USS CAberra in 1956-7. I believe.
    He was in WW11 and Vietnam, Korean war. He was on the Formosa Islands also. Is anyone alive who may remember my Dad.
    He is deceased now, but I still take great interest in his life because he did get medals for his outstanding service for his service.Please notify me at 267-597-8908 or by email at
    Thank You
    Barb Kushnirov
    If you need his service number, I have that also and his records.
  • Looking for shipmate. Posted on August 16, 2017 11:22 pm Name: Fred Hall

    Comments: Looking for Frank Valles, RM3, who was in the Canberra's cruise book of 1966. We served together aboard USS Oriskany CVA34 in 64/65. I remember that he was from San Jose, Calif.
  • Passing of Shipmate- Herman R. Brammer Posted on July 24, 2017 12:37 pm Name: Shannon Lloyd
    Location: Marion Ohio

    Comments: I just wanted to take a moment of your time and let you know of the passing of a former shipmate. My father-in-law Herman Brammer passed away July 14, 2017 in his home. Attached is a link to his obituary.!/Obituary

    Herman served on the Canberra in the south Pacific and was on-board when she was torpedoed. He always said the Friday the 13th was his lucky day......Herman spoke often of his service on the Canberra and the grandsons and family enjoyed hearing the stories of his service in the Navy. Herman was a proud veteran and was buried with military honors performed by the local post. He will be missed by friends and family.

    Thank you all for your Service!
  • USS Salem Posted on July 17, 2017 07:42 am Name: Harry W Spencer
    Location: Ozark, MO

    Comments: I visited the USS Salem yesterday in Quincy Mass. The USS Canberra model that J. Whitmeyer built (that was in San Pedro, CA) is now in the Cruiser Room of the Salem. As well as the painting by DeRosset
  • My Dad aboard WWII Posted on July 8, 2017 06:47 pm Name: Roland W. Corwin
    Homepage: No Title

    Comments: I was wondering if anyone knew my father or anything about his service on the USSCanberra in World WarII?
  • Robert E. Scholari Posted on July 4, 2017 10:11 am Name: JR Allas
    Homepage: Bob's obituary
    Location: Joliet, IL

    Comments: My father-in-law, Robert E. Scholari served on the USS Canberra. I don't know what years he served, but he loved having served in the Navy and attending the annual ship reunions until he became too ill to travel. He built a model of the USS Canberra and it sits in his home. Sadly, Bob passed away, peacefully, on Saturday, July 1, 2017. He will be missed.
  • Served 1961-1962 Posted on June 20, 2017 07:19 pm Name: James Hamilton

    Comments: Served aboard as Corpsman. Living in Myrtle Beach. Love to hear from anyone who served with me.
  • Torpedoed WWII Posted on June 19, 2017 06:11 pm Name: Tom Wood
    Location: LakeSt Louis,MO

    Comments: On board from the cuban missile crisis until after 1st deployment to Vietnam. 1962 - 1965. Stationed in the aft engine room. MM3. Mike division. I believe the aft engine room was the compartment that was torpedoed in WWII.
  • CA-70 USS Canberra Posted on June 11, 2017 01:21 pm Name: Jim Seitz
    Location: Cleveland, Ohio

    Comments: Just a shout out to let you all know that my dad, John Seitz (who is still living at age 92 )was on board the CA-70 USS Canberra as a Marine from August of 1943 to after January of 1945. There is a book telling of it's exploits from WWll to Past Vietnam. "The Battered Remnants of the Blue Fleet" by Walter J. Raczynski. I was thinking if you could somehow get in touch with this author or his family he might be able to answer some of your questions.
  • Calvin Nowlin Posted on May 27, 2017 07:57 am Name: Pamela Priar

    Comments: It is my understanding that my uncle, Calvin Nowlin, served on the USS Canberra during WWII at the time the ship was torpedoed and was one of the survivors. Uncle Cal died in 1976. I am interested if anyone has a memories of him to share.
  • shipmates Posted on March 31, 2017 03:48 pm Name: Robert Buffington
    Location: harrisburg pa.

    Comments: Looking for old shipmates I served with, I was in 3rd division from 65-67.
  • My time aboard (1962-1966) Posted on February 26, 2017 09:44 am Name: tom Rigby aka Roebuck
    Homepage: the Ice Cream Man
    Location: Paso Robles, CA

    Comments: Fellow survivors:
    Any of you who may still be around:
    Feel free to contact me, especially if you served aboard the CAG-2 between '62 and 66. See you at the reunion this coming fall!
  • Catching up Posted on January 29, 2017 08:44 am Name: Gary Hanna
    Homepage: Care for old ship mates

    Comments: Prayers for my ship mate Carl Jones
    We served together 1964-66
    I was aboard 64-67
  • The passing of my dad Posted on January 17, 2017 11:18 pm Name: Brenda Clark

    Comments: My dad is Larry Botts. He passed away on December 24,2016. My mom Rose Botts wanted me to let his fellow shipmates to know. As a family we would like to attend the reunion in Harrisburg this year in recognition of our Dad and her husband. Harrisburg is only 1 hour 45 minutes from us.

    I hope to hear from you soon. Brenda Clark
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