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  • Looking for shipmates Posted on August 21, 2011 12:06 pm Name: Waldo G Williams [Guss]

    Comments: I was in #4 fire room from 1961 thru may 1963. Would like to hear from anyone serving during this time.
  • 1962-1966 Posted on August 18, 2011 07:52 pm Name: Dennis Knight
    Location: Jackson, GA

    Comments: Served aboard USS CANBERRA from the Cuban Missile Crisis until 1966 in San Diego.
    Was in 4th Division, then ESO until my transfer. Retired PN1 in January 1984.
    Would love to hear from others of that time.
  • Service Posted on August 17, 2011 12:32 pm Name: Alan Cramer

    Comments: I served on the Canberra as a electronics tech from 65 to 67, including two tours to Nam. Can never forget Subic and all the times I had as a young man. Would love to hear from old buddies like Hart, Duffy, Ken Costa, Ficcardi, Bushong, etc.
  • Excrew member Posted on August 14, 2011 05:15 pm Name: Robert Cantrell

    Comments: Served on USS Canberra From New Years Eve 1965 to Aug 1968, E Div, EM1 Cantrell, retired from Navy CPO USN in 1976.
  • Liberty San Francisco late '64 Posted on August 14, 2011 01:22 pm Name: Richard Gaffney

    Comments: I know we had liberty in San Fransico in late l964 for the Cal/Navy game in Berkley before leaving on a WestPac cruise in Jan. 1965.
  • Liberty San Francisco 1965 Posted on August 14, 2011 07:30 am Name: Raymond Hammond

    Comments: I am looking for anyone who can verify that we had liberty in San Francisco late 1965 prior to departure WestPac Cruise 1966.
  • Old Friends Posted on August 5, 2011 05:56 am Name: Leslie (Les) D. Morris
    Location: Salem, Oregon 97302

    Comments: Came aboard Oct. 11, '66. Made 2 cruises to Vietnam in 6th Div.. Would like to locate old friends; some names: Ken Watts, Rockwell, Liscom, Anaya, Martinez, Robinson, The Dorsey Brothers, Smitty, Turk & many others. Released about June 16, '68 when ship returned to States. Back home, began attending monthly drills at my USNR. Was studying to become a Dental Technician with the USNR, and also was trying to regain my SN rank.
  • Westpac Deployment - 1965 - Marine Detachment Posted on August 3, 2011 02:15 pm Name: Brian Duda
    Location: D.C.

    Comments: My father, Maj Ed Duda, served as a Marine officer on the USS Canberra CAG-2 (WestPac Deployment 1965). He passed away in 1993, but I would love to hear from anyone that served with him.
  • In search of sailors Posted on August 1, 2011 08:02 am Name: Peter May
    Location: Melville Western Australia

    Comments: I am searching for some crew members who were on board ship in May 1967 when it spent some R&R in Melbourne Australia. I showed them around & would like to make contact again.
    2nd class Petty officer Dick Powell his brother Fireman Don Powell & Fireman Apprentice Mike Avise
  • CA-70 Posted on June 23, 2011 12:19 pm Name: Steve Stone

    Comments: My dad, Boatswain's Mate William "Bill" E. Stone, was on board when she was torpedoed. He passed away 5/31/06 and is, and will, always be missed.
  • CPO Cook Posted on June 15, 2011 11:00 pm Name: Donald Bledsoe
    Location: Alabama

    Comments: I served on the USS Canberra from '63-65 as a CPO Cook. If anyone knows me, contact me at my email address.
  • Young & Dumb Posted on June 9, 2011 11:50 pm Name: Ray Jones
    Homepage: none
    Location: Watts, Oklahoma

    Comments: I served on the Canberra from Dec 60 to Sept of '62 in FM Div. Would like to locate Chief Lyons and Jack Lederer, who later went LDO.
  • Young & Dumb Posted on June 8, 2011 11:29 pm Name: Ray Jones
    Homepage: none
    Location: Watts, Ok 74964

    Comments: The "Can Do" was my first ship. I was 17 when I walked aboard. I was in FM Div. I served on her from Dec 1960 to Oct 1962. It was a great ship and helped me become a man.
  • My Father Posted on June 8, 2011 03:13 pm Name: John G. Williams, USMC
    Location: Massachusetts

    Comments: My father was also aboard this ship when it was torpedoed in WW2.
    Any pictures?

  • Please Help Posted on June 8, 2011 12:28 pm Name: John F. Lalima

    Comments: I am looking for any of my shipmates that served between 1967-1970 and can help me prove to the Veterans Administration that I did in fact preform MedEvacs from the ship. Is there anyone out there that has knowledge of this and any proof that the ship was in country. I have numerous illnesses due to exposure to Agent Orange, but my service records have been destroyed in a fire.


    God Bless
  • My Dad served on Canberra Posted on June 6, 2011 04:32 pm Name: Dee Lynch
    Location: Denver, CO

    Comments: My Dad served on Canberra, I believe, in the 1955 - 1957 time frame. His name was Lloyd B. Howe. He was a Radioman.

    I just wanted to let any of his buddies know that he passed away in November of 1987. Mom, LaQuita, died in 2003.
  • Needing Proof That My Husband Went Inland On Vietnam Soil Posted on June 4, 2011 07:52 pm Name: Valerie Hawkins
    Homepage: Does anyone know my husband Jimmie L. Hawwkins?
    Location: Vietnam

    Comments: Hi; I am a widow. My husband, Jimmie L. Hawkins, was on the Canberra from 1966 to 1970. Does anyone remember him? I need to find out if he was on land from the ship. Can anyone be of any help to me? Please contact me if you have any info to help me prove he was on land from the ship. My e-mail is

    Valarie Hawkins

    Thank you and God Bless.

    PS: I have 11 grand children.
  • Served USS Canberra Posted on June 3, 2011 01:22 pm Name: Dick Seppala
    Location: Maplewood, Minnesota

    Comments: I served on her 1967 to 1968. I was an FTG2 and worked mostly on system 34 and 37. I was beaten my last day in the Navy and spent 3 months in Balboa Naval Hospital recovering.
  • Today Posted on May 30, 2011 11:41 am Name: Joe Bevilacqua
    Location: Lodi, NJ

    Comments: Welcome home buddies, enjoy.
  • CA70 - 1943-45 Posted on May 26, 2011 10:51 pm Name: Betsy Chick Muenyong
    Location: California

    Comments: My Father was on the USS Canberra from 10/14/1943 until 7/1/1945. His name was James E. Chick. He passed away in 1965. I'm just finding out all of this through I knew he was on a ship in the Pacific that was hit but I never knew the details. If anyone remembers him, let me know.
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