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  • Just want to say hi Posted on October 28, 2010 10:37 pm Name: Ken Hanson
    Location: Duluth, MN

    Comments: Boiler Tender, aft. B Div. 1963-1964, just wanted to say hi and see if anyone I know is around.
  • Infomation, stories, 'pics Posted on October 25, 2010 10:44 pm Name: Ted H Robertson
    Location: Newport News , Virginia

    Comments: Hi; I'm looking for any information or pictures or funny stories about my dad, MMC John B. Robertson. Not sure when he was aboard the Canberra. If you have any of the above, I would like to here from you. Thanks
  • Great Site Posted on October 22, 2010 10:12 am Name: David White BM3

    Comments: Served '67 to '69 Bosn Div. then went in country Vietnam, DaNang
  • Shipmates Posted on October 21, 2010 04:04 pm Name: Bob Buffington
    Location: Harrisburg, Pa

    Comments: Was aboard 1966-1968, in 3rd Div. Any others aboard at that time, I would like to hear from you.
  • Joined Posted on October 20, 2010 06:56 pm Name: Joe Bevilacqua
    Location: Lodi, NJ

    Comments: Joined the Vietnam Vets this week, 1963 til 65. Worked in the laundry, welcome home.
  • Panama Posted on October 19, 2010 11:03 pm Name: Rich Gaffney
    Location: Vancouver, WA

    Comments: Was on the Canberra from just before her last Med cruise was over in 1963, until Dec 1964. Worked in the Operations office and then the Weapons office. It was fun going through the Panama Canal and flushing out the atomic wash down system in the middle of the fresh water lake. Then to Long Beach and the yard for several months.
  • Former crew member Posted on October 14, 2010 03:08 pm Name: William Watts
    Location: Joplin, Missouri

    Comments: I served on the ship in 1966 and returned 1967 to 1969 as a BM3 in 4th Division. Now I am retired as BM1(SW).
  • Trying to find friends Posted on October 13, 2010 11:55 am Name: Edward Peek
    Location: Gloversville, NY

    Comments: My father served on the Canberra in 63 he's trying to get in contact with shipmates and friends.
  • USS Canberra added to Agent Orange List Posted on September 19, 2010 12:11 am Name: Ron Riml - FM Division, '66-'68
    Location: East Boothbay, ME

    Comments: Just a note that the Canberra was recently added to the VA's 'Agent Orange List' as follows:

    "USS Canberra (CAG-2) [guided missile cruiser] operated on Saigon River from March 31 through April 1, 1966, on Cua Viet River during December 15, 1966, and on Mekong Delta Ham Luong River during January 15, 1967"

    I joined the Canberra as an FTM3 in late March of '66 at Subic Bay and remember when we entered the mouth of the Saigon River. I worked on Director #10 (Spook-5 Radar) and then up in Weapons Control as an FTM2 and left her in June of '68. Damn fine ship!!!

    Here's a web link that shows a radio-controlled model I've built of the Canberra -
  • John R. (Jack) Ballman Posted on September 17, 2010 07:19 pm Name: Donald Dent
    Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

    Comments: For all of Jack's friends and ship mates, Jack passed away from cancer on June 8, 2010. Jack, GMM3, served in the 8th Division from 1961 to 1965.
  • Veterans Memorial Posted on September 13, 2010 07:26 pm Name: Peter J. Jelito
    Location: Tuolumne, Calif.

    Comments: September 11, 2010: Sonora, CA. An all veterans memorial, recognizing all US services, Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine was unveiled at a 6:30 PM event, serving as the base of the flag pole of the new VA medical clinic, which opened six month ago. One of the speakers was the daughter of a sailor, who served on the USS Independence in WW II in the South Pacific. When I talked to him after the event closed, he told me that he vividly remembered the HMAS Canberra, which was sunk by the Japanese Navy at Iron Bottom Sound.
    I have been told, that in our County of 55,000 that there are more than 10,000 veterans; beside myself one other being a former Canberra sailor.
  • Water King Posted on September 13, 2010 11:41 am Name: Rick Hill
    Location: florida

    Comments: Hi;
    I'm looking for someone who was or knows
    a Water King on the Canberra in 1969.
    Rick Hill
  • Looking for old shipmates Posted on September 10, 2010 02:42 pm Name: Mike Vaughn
    Location: San Diego

    Comments: Any OE division members from 1965, 1966 cruises to WestPac? I was ETN3.
  • Pictures? Posted on September 9, 2010 08:19 am Name: Rick Hill

    Comments: Hi Shipmates;
    Does anyone remember Zumwalt using the
    helo and the 4th div for agent orange
    spraying? Pictures? I heard it was in one of the cruise books.
    Rick Hill
  • Looking for shipmates Posted on September 6, 2010 05:50 pm Name: Bob Goedert
    Location: Okemos MI

    Comments: I was on 1960-1964 B div. #4 fireroom
  • Don Lehan Posted on September 6, 2010 01:50 pm Name: Harry Lehan

    Comments: My brother Don Lehan served on the Canberra starting in 1956. I don't recall if he was there for his full hitch. I write in case anyone remembers him, he passed away on Sat. Sept. 4, 2010 of cancer.
  • USS CANBERRA CAG-2 Posted on September 5, 2010 12:12 am Name: Joe Roberts

    Comments: I served in both 1965 and 1966. I was the editor of the Cruise Books for both the '65 and '66 deployments. Would love to hear from some of you that served with me! Thanks and Welcome Home!
  • My Dad's Ship 56/57'-61/62' Posted on September 3, 2010 09:46 am Name: James Lewis (Louis) Smith
    Location: Lillington, NC

    Comments: I am looking for information for my father James L. Smith, he's not that fond of computers, so I told him I would search a bit. He served on the Canberra in the late 50s to the early 60s. He STILL tells AWESOME stories about his time aboard the ship. Large Baby dolls from Italy, sound familiar, hehe? People may remember him because of his piano playing and singing. He still has NOT changed. Please contact me if you have any info or if you know him.
  • Looking for Shipmates Posted on September 1, 2010 07:28 pm Name: Carl J. Pash
    Location: El Cajon, Ca.

    Comments: Served on the USS Canberra, "A" Div. EN3, Oct. 1962, Aug. 1966
  • 4th Div Posted on August 31, 2010 01:23 am Name: Mike Mears
    Location: Pampa, TX

    Comments: Served on board from 67-70. Was with Sheffield, Bloodworth, Aldrich, Meany, Ferris and many others.
    I have had trouble with prostrate cancer and other things. Can hardly walk. Have RLS.
    If anyone knows anything about Henry Aldrich? please let me know.
    Good to see all the posts from the guys!
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