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  • HMAS Canberra Posted on March 8, 2008 11:51 pm Name: Bob Preston
    Email: bugman199@aol.com

    Comments: Does anyone know how to contact our honorary member, Mackenzie Gregory? We will be going to Australia at the end of March with some friends. Please let me know. I'm a shipmate from 1958 to 1962. Don't know if you guys are aware of our Commissioning Lady, Lady Alice Dixon, she commissioned the CA-70.
  • CREW MEMBER Posted on March 5, 2008 03:36 pm Name: JOHN TUFELE
    Email: itl_lfp@yahoo.com

    Comments: I was wondering if anyone knows anything about my uncle. I don't know much, he was a boxer and he died while serving on the Canberra in Dec.1967. I would love to know more about him. If you know anything please email me. Thank You!
  • WWII/Formosa attack Posted on February 29, 2008 08:24 pm Name: Janelle Reagan
    Email: jreagan6@yahoo.com
    Location: Massachusetts

    Comments: My grandfather, Walter F. Churchill, was serving on the USS Canberra when it got torpedoed in 1944. He survived the attack and was discharged from the Navy in 1945. Just wondering if anyone here has/had relatives who might remember him? He was born and raised in Lynn, MA. He was discharged with the rank of EM3/c.
  • CREWMEMBER Posted on February 28, 2008 11:25 pm Name: DENNIS VINCENT
    Email: DENBECK50@INSIGHTBB.COM
    Location: MT. VERNON, IN

    Comments: I WAS A CREWMEMBER IN 1969 AND WAS ABOARD DURING DECOMMISSIONING. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OLD SHIP MATES.
  • Looking for lost soul Posted on February 28, 2008 06:12 pm Name: Peter Jelito
    Email: highlandoaks@bigvalley.net
    Location: Tuolumne, CA

    Comments: Looking for Herman Smithberger, EM2, 1961-1963. Address in directory not good. Anyone knowing his whereabouts? I have some pictures for him.
  • 61-64 OE Division Posted on February 26, 2008 11:02 am Name: TED LACK
    Email: tendalid@hargray.com
    Homepage: CREWMEMBER

    Comments: I was an ET on the Canberra from Nov. 1961 to Oct. 1964. I now live in Bluffton, South Carolina. If any shipmates are still alive you may contact me, if you're not alive don't bother.
  • Navy Chaplain Maurice S. Sheehy Posted on February 21, 2008 09:47 pm Name: Jeff Todd
    Email: jtoddmusic@kc.rr.com
    Location: Kansas City

    Comments: Msgr. Maurice S. Sheehy spent Easter week at sea aboard the USS CANBERRA in 1957. He was my great Uncle. He was the first three star chaplain in the history of the armed services. He was the first priest selected by the Navy for the rank of Rear Admiral in 1958. He served 33 months in the pacific during the war. He was also an author and published 6 books. I'm always looking to learn more about him.
  • Lt. Russell I. Posted on February 20, 2008 12:27 pm Name: Richard A. Stauffer, Phd
    Email: dimcrdsd5759@peoplepc.com
    Homepage: Mustang Marine Officer

    Comments: While I served with the First Marine Division in Korea, my cousin, a Marine Officer, served with the Marine Detachment aboard this excellent ship. I'd like to find someone who served with him!
    Former USMC Drill Instructor (1957-1959, and Marine Sea School Instructor at Sea School San Diego 1959-1960.
  • World Tour Posted on February 9, 2008 08:21 pm Name: John Cignetti
    Email: jcignetti@aol.com

    Comments: I was a member of the USS Canberra from 1960 thru Sept. 1961 at which time I was discharged from the Navy. Had a great time on this ship, especially the trip around the World as a People to People cruise. I was an Electrician's Mate 2nd Class (EM2). Maybe some of you remember me. While in Italy, I went on leave at Livorno and went home up in the mountains, while the ship proceeded to Rome for the 1960 Olympics. I rejoined the ship in Greece and while there Jane Mansfield came aboard ship with her husband and daughter. I think the daughter is now a star on television in the Law and Order series.
    Hello to all.
    John Cignetti
  • Cruisers HO! Posted on February 5, 2008 05:24 pm Name: Martin J. Stich
    Email: mestich@ameritech.net

    Comments: On board 68-69 all the way to Hunter's Point in Frisco. RM3 in OR Division. All good memories!
  • 1968-1970 B division Posted on February 4, 2008 10:18 pm Name: Mike Emard
    Email: memard@live.com
    Location: Washington

    Comments: Served as a BT in #2 fireroom during the last WESTPAC and decommissioning.
  • Fond memories Posted on February 4, 2008 03:34 pm Name: Peter J. Jelito
    Email: highlandoaks@bigvalley.net
    Location: Tuolumne, CA

    Comments: Transferred onto the Canberra as an FA in Nov. 1960 right after the around the world cruise.Transferred off as EM2 (E-Div) to the William V. Pratt DLG-13 sometime in late 1963 prior to the Canberra being transferred to the west coast. Made two Med cruises and chased mail around Cuba during the missile crisis (1962)
  • 1960-1961 IC3 E Division Posted on February 1, 2008 04:32 pm Name: Lou Richardson (Rich)
    Email: loushar14@verizon.net
    Location: Ventura California

    Comments: Looking for Henry Medina & William Gilford
  • crewman Posted on January 30, 2008 01:34 pm Name: Tom Wallace
    Email: tom.wallace@sbcglobal.net
    Location: oklahoma

    Comments: Served on Canberra as BT3 prior to decommissioning and right up to the end.
  • Formosa attack of 1944 Posted on January 29, 2008 11:46 pm Name: Louis LaFleur
    Email: loulaf0516@aol.com
    Location: New York

    Comments: My dad served on the ship the day of the attack and was injured. He received the purple heart.
  • SAILOR ON CAG-2 Posted on January 20, 2008 08:24 pm Name: JOHN R. TAGLIONI
    Email: JLT918@AOL.COM
    Location: NEW YORK

    Comments: NO COMMENTS
  • 1960 to 1963 Posted on January 19, 2008 02:11 pm Name: Jerry Hoefling Sr.
    Email: jerryclubdoc@ameritech.net

    Comments: Was in 1st Division, Bos'n Division, and
    4th Division 1960 to 1963.
  • World War 2 Posted on January 16, 2008 10:40 pm Name: William Hoppe
    Email: pieper03@hotmail.com
    Location: MOBILE, AL

    Comments: My Grandfather, John H Lewis, served on the U.S.S. Canberra during the time it was torpedoed. He always said he worked as a radar operator. The stories he told about his time on board spoke of the excitement and harrowing experiences he went through. He passed away in 1992.
  • Vietnam Posted on January 14, 2008 04:44 pm Name: Jerry Gorman
    Email: j.gorman.16@verizon.net
    Location: Pittsburgh, Pa

    Comments: I served in 3rd div.as a boat coxswain from 1962-1965. Remember the good times, especally at the Quality Bar. Miss my friends and would like to hear from anyone of them.
  • Vietnam Posted on January 11, 2008 11:43 am Name: Jay Freibolt
    Email: Jay.f@suddenlink.net

    Comments: I served on board from 1966-1969. I was in 3rd Div. Looking for old shipmates. NO RIG TO BIG!
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