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  • Served 1962-1966 Posted on May 19, 2011 07:39 pm Name: Nick Garcia
    Homepage: google
    Location: PA

    Comments: Nice to know USS Canberra is remembered.
  • Oct. 13. 1944 Posted on May 17, 2011 08:52 pm Name: Pat Watson
    Location: MA

    Comments: My father was a mail clerk on the Canberra when it was torpedoed. My mother said he was so shaken by the experience that he couldn't hold a cigarette when he came home. His name was Harvey Messier. If anyone has any information about that day, I would love to hear from you.

    Thanks to all the servicemen and women.
  • Shipmate Posted on May 12, 2011 03:29 pm Name: Warren Holcomb GMGC retired
    Homepage: na
    Location: Ft. Smith, AR

    Comments: Served aboard 1966-1969, made chief on board.
  • USS Canberra Posted on May 6, 2011 01:54 pm Name: Brent Peterson

    Comments: My Grandfather, William (Bill) Richmond, was on board the Canberra when it was partially sunk in WWII. He spoke of how scary it was during those times. I would love to see photos any of you may have to see if my grandpa was in any of them.
    God Bless
  • Checking in Posted on April 26, 2011 04:05 pm Name: Julius M Weller
    Location: Honolulu, HI

    Comments: My father was the captains gig coxswain in the late 1950's. He was on board when Dwight D Eisenhower came to visit. And when they had a burial at sea. My father passed away on 4-15-06, he was a great dad.
  • Naval Review 1957 Posted on April 25, 2011 09:48 am Name: John Tucker

    Comments: Does anyone know if the Canberra was in the Naval Review in 1957?
  • World Cruise Posted on April 24, 2011 10:35 pm Name: Gary Fuller
    Location: Syracuse, NY

    Comments: I was aboard this fine ship from 1960 to 1963. Best of times with many good buds.I was transferred to the Newport News just before she left for the '63 med cruise.
  • Father Posted on March 21, 2011 01:19 am Name: Kent Brouwer
    Homepage: Father
    Location: Chicago

    Comments: My Father, Peter Brouwer, was aboard the USS Canberra during the Cuban Missile Crisis, does anyone remember my father?
  • Does anyone know my Grandfather? Posted on March 20, 2011 09:35 pm Name: Jason Raymond
    Location: Massachusetts

    Comments: My grandfather, who passed away in 1972, used to tell a story of the torpedoing of Canberra. The way he told it, he just left the engine room to get candy bars for the guys...Does anyone know Elbert Chester "Joe" Raymond? James Snead, you may be one of the few living survivors, are you out there?
  • World Cruise 1960 Posted on March 18, 2011 09:15 pm Name: Chuck Roeder
    Location: Davenport, Iowa

    Comments: I was a YN3 attached to fox div.
    The gunnery office was my duty station.
    Loved my time aboard this mighty ship and the memories of the world cruise.
    One of the many highlights would have to be attending the summer Olympic games in Rome. I would love to hear from anyone who was on board from July 1959 to July 1961.
  • Canberra 63-67 Posted on March 14, 2011 11:57 pm Name: James E. Painter
    Location: Fort Myers, Fl

    Comments: Comments:
    Served aboard Canberra in FOX Division working on the SPQ-5 missile radars from the time the ship left Norfolk, VA in 63 till I was discharged in June 67. Condition 3, four on and eight off. Harassment and interdiction fire. The collision with the USS Buck. The typhoon during transit in 66. Than Hoa, North Vietnam. Chiu Lai, DaNang-Marble Mountain, Hue. The DMZ to the Delta - gunfire. Sunshine- lots of sunshine. The greatest guitar players in the world are at Subic Bay in the bars in town. Shore patrol on the night the Roosevelt Roads couldn't relieve the Kitty Hawk and 3000 sailors turned Subic Bay into the Friday night fights. The Chaplain telling us not to do it followed by the ships doctor telling us how to do it. To those who survived, a cup of coffee. I stopped drinking in 71, drank my share in Subic and some of yours. Wouldn't have missed a minute of it but wouldn't do it again for a million bucks. Worked hard, partied hard. Loved hard! No scars and eternally grateful for those who gave their lives so that I live free and sleep safely at night. "God Bless You"! To those who served and survived "Welcome Home"! Wonderful ship! Fantastic crew!
  • My dad Posted on March 9, 2011 04:22 pm Name: Pete

    Comments: My father was an officer on the Canberra when it was refitted as CAG-2.
  • John L. Barber Jr Posted on March 9, 2011 01:37 pm Name: John L. Barber IV
    Location: New Mexico

    Comments: I just noticed this web page.

    My grandfather, John L. Barber Jr., served aboard the USS Canberra during WWII, and was a plank holder. He was a radio operator on board the ship, and spoke often of his service there.

    Here on the desk next to me, I have the Morse key (a J-37) which he carried with him throughout the war, and which he continued to use afterward as a ham radio operator in civilian life.

    John L. Barber Jr. died in 2005, and his obituary can be found at the following link:
  • Eternal departure Posted on March 8, 2011 09:02 pm Name: Peter Jelito
    Location: Tuolumne, CA

    Comments: Byron Beebe and I served in E Div. on the Canberra in the early 1960s and with sadness did I learn in the last newsletter that he had passed away. My heart goes out to his family.
  • new address Posted on March 8, 2011 04:25 pm Name: Victor Santiago

    Comments: Hi....any of my shipmates....I have a new e-mail address in case you all need to communicate with me......and it is as follows:
    will welcome all your mail.....fair winds and following seas. Victor Santiago
  • My Father Posted on March 5, 2011 08:12 pm Name: Daniel J Lizotte
    Location: Massachusetts

    Comments: My father was on this ship when it was torpedoed in WW2. Just want to thank crew of the ship for their service.

    God Bless America
  • Francis T. Kleber, Cdr. USN, Retired Posted on February 28, 2011 03:14 pm Name: Fred Kleber (son)

    Comments: Gentlemen,

    I regret to inform you that my Father, Francis T. Kleber, Cdr. USN Retired passed away on 22 FEB 11. I have an obituary if anyone is interested.

    Frederick Kleber (son of Francis T. Kleber)
  • Retired Posted on February 21, 2011 07:51 pm Name: Lonny Miller
    Location: Belleville IL

    Comments: 67-69 S-3 Div. Laundry and anything else to make money. I retired on a disability in 1973.
  • Brothers on board Posted on February 20, 2011 09:31 pm Name: Sneads; Robert and James
    Location: Sobo, VA

    Comments: My brother an I served on the Canberra 16 years apart, James was aboard Oct.13 1944 when it was hit off the coast of Formosa. I went aboard Sept. 1959 left 1962. James is 84 now and I'm 70.
  • 1957-1960 4th div Posted on February 12, 2011 06:47 pm Name: James Kelly BM3
    Location: Virginia Beach, VA

    Comments: Looking for anyone that served in the
    4th Division on USS Canberra 1957-1960.
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