USS Canberra (CA-70)


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Entry: 93051
Subject:

Keith Nettleton wrote on April 22, 2016

Email Update Needed



City and State: BATTLE CREEK MI

Unit: DIV 1

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 85813
Subject: USS CANBERRA 1948

Barbara Eggleton wrote on March 27, 2013


City and State: MELTON CONSTABLE, NORFOLK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: August 1948 my Father was on the USS Camberra I
cannot read from his records just where the vessel
was heading and just why he was on it. He would have
been 18 at the time and was awarded the World War 11
Victory Medal. It also states on his records that he
was a rifleman with the 2nd division marines I can
find no history for the 2nd division. I would be
very grateful if you could contact me if you have any
information.

Keywords: Robert Allen Wilson



Entry: 77258
Subject: 1943 USS CANBERRA

Loretta Ratliff wrote on December 27, 2010


City and State: CADET MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: looking for friends



Entry: 75403
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY GRANDFATHER WHO WAS ON THE USS CANBERRA CA-70 WHEN IT WAS HIT IN 1943

Jennavieve Brausen/LeLoup wrote on July 9, 2010


City and State: BUFFALO MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm searching for information on my grandfather,
Lawrence Brausen. He was a 3rd Class Gunner's Mate,
Navy on the USS Canberra (CA-70) from 1942- until the
torpedo in 1943. He received a Purple Heart on that day
and he NEVER told us anything about it not even his son
(my dad) who went on to also be in the Army and serve
in Vietnam and has his VERY important Purple Heart
Metal. I just recently by chance had some VERY good
luck and found his records and hit the jackpot! I'm
not about to let this amazing story die!! I want to
document everything so I can give it to my children and
on and on so that they have it to be proud of!! So if
anyone out there could let me know if they knew him, or
could recommend other places to look for more
information?? I would be GREATLY APPREACIATED!! Thank
you in advance!!

Sincerely,

Jennavieve Brausen/LeLoup

Keywords: Lawrence Albert Brausen, Third Class Gunners Mate, Navy -
Minneapolis, MN, Joined in August of 1942 and came aboard
the USS Canberra CA-70, He was aboard when the ship came
under attack by the Japanese.



Entry: 54549
Subject: CANBERRA CAG 2

Richard McLaud SR. wrote on December 8, 2005


City and State: CEDAR RAPIDS IA

Unit: UNKNOWN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: That was the Last ship I seved on in the 60's.I served on three others since the 50's,the USS Los Angeles,the Everette F Larson,The Wilkinson and The CANBERRA.

Richard McLaud

Keywords: I dont remember the Canberra 70 but was aboard the Canberra CAG2 in Korea,unless someone is Mixing up the 1st US Vessle intermixed with the 1st Ship,named after a Foriegn Power of AUSTRALIA. Ours was a Heavy Guided Missile Cruiser.

1953-55 In Vietnam .......Ngo Digh Diem Came abord during this time



Entry: 53189
Subject: ELOY MAES

Paul Maes wrote on September 17, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: USS CANBERRA

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Does anyone remember my father he died on September 11, 2005 from a heart attack he was the ship from 1963-1965. Please e-mail me if you knew him

Keywords:



Entry: 50738
Subject: USS CANBERRA

Raymond Gurule wrote on May 11, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: ALBQ NM

Unit: S1

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords: peice mission



Entry: 33054
Subject: SIS AND I WANT INFO ON OUR DAD

Gina Puebla wrote on March 25, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I would like info on my Dad Jorge Puebla aka Mireles as his last name, I believe he was in the Korean WAr Please let me know.My dad is 65 years old and is From Texas

Keywords:



Entry: 28882
Subject: SON WANTING TO KNOW MORE ABOUT USS.CANBERRA FATHER WAS A SAILOR ON THIS SHIP.

Paul Materna wrote on October 16, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: MONTGOMERY AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would like to know more about the
USS.Canberra.My father was a sailor on the
ship but does not like to talk about the war that
much in detail.

Keywords: UCC.Canberra



Entry: 26301
Subject: DOES ANYONE REMEMBER DONALD DYCHE

Melanie Ratcliff wrote on June 16, 2002


City and State: MOUNT VERNON KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for a list of the crew that served with my Dad. He served on the USS Canberra from 1959 to 1961 or 1962. I would like to find out the exact dates if possible. If anyone remembers him would like some comments about him while he served on the ship. I am trying to put some memories of him in a book for him.

Keywords: Nickname: Don
Battles: none
Ship: USS Canberra
Division Assigned: Boilerman
Rank: Fireman
Served from: 1959-1961



Entry: 22467
Subject: LOOKING FOR: ROBERT L. BRUCE

Pamela Howe wrote on January 21, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Would like him to contact his son or daughter
FL Bruce living in St. Louis, MO. area.
Our mother is living near Pensacola, Fla. herlast name Warner.

Keywords: Looking for Robert L. Bruce (Bob) USS Canberra
1956-1958



Entry: 21183
Subject: WONDERING ABOUT INFORMATION OF A CREW MEMBER

Steve Cardona wrote on December 3, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I believe that my grandfather William Hames was a member of the USS Canberra and wondering if you could verify this for me. I would appreciate it if you could possibly send me a crew list with his name on it or something- Thank You

Keywords:



Entry: 20391
Subject: DID ANYONE KNOW CHIEF KENNETH BOGGS

John Boggs wrote on November 6, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My dad was on the Canberra, as well as the Coral Sea and the South Dakota

Keywords:



Entry: 17730
Subject: USS CANBERRA - DO YOU REMEMBER

Amanda Carr wrote on July 4, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for anyone that may have been on that ship with my grandfather William H. Carr Sr. He was an amazing man that I never got to know as he passed away on July 4th many years ago when I was too young to remember. If anyone has stories or memories of the ship or him I would love to hear them.

Keywords: William Carr Sr.



Entry: 12833
Subject: REUNIONS, ETC

Andrew Kelly wrote on November 9, 2000


City and State: VIBURNUM MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 5046
Subject: SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE - UNKNOWN SOLDIER OF THE KOREAN WAR

Craig Rothhammer wrote on November 17, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: LA CRESCENTA CA

Unit: USS GRASP (ARS-24) USS BOLSTER (ARS-38)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:


USS CANBERRA (CA-70)


Displacement: 13,600 t. Length: 673’5” Beam: 70’10” Draft: 20’6” Speed: 33 k. Complement: 1,142 Armament: 9 8”; 12 5” Class: BALTIMORE


“...carrying the unknowns of the Pacific Theater and the Korean War...”


Reclassified CAG-2, 4 January 1952, CANBERRA was towed from Bremerton to New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J., where she was converted to a guided missile heavy cruiser. Her after 8" turret was replaced by Terrier antiaircraft missile launchers and she was otherwise modernized.


CANBERRA was recommissioned 15 June 1956, part of the sweeping revolution that is increasing the United States' seapower for peace. Local operations from her home port of Norfolk and Caribbean exercises were conducted until 14 March 1957 when she carried President Dwight D. Eisenhower to Bermuda for a conference with Prime Minister Harold MacMillan of Great Britain. On 12 June, she served as a reviewing ship for the International Naval Review in Hampton Roads, with Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson embarked. After a midshipman training cruise to the Caribbean and Brazil (13 June-5 August), she departed Norfolk 3 September to participate in NATO Operation "Strikeback," sailing on to the Mediterranean for duty with the 6th Fleet before returning home 9 March 1958.


In the spring of 1958, CANBERRA was designated as ceremonial flagship for the selection of the unknown servicemen of World War II and Korea to be buried with honor at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.


The cruiser rendezvoused off the Virginia Capes 26 May with BLANDY (DD-943) carrying the Unknown of the European Theater, and BOSTON (CAG-1) carrying the unknowns of the Pacific Theater and the Korean War. After BLANDY had transferred her Unknown to BOSTON, all three caskets were highlined to CANBERRA, where the selection between the two Unknowns of World War II was made.


The selected casket along with the Korean Unknown was returned to BLANDY for transportation to Washington, D.C., and the unselected Unknown was buried at sea with military honors by CANBERRA.


From: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS

Keywords: UNKNOWN SOLDIER OF THE KOREAN WAR







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