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Visitor_Name: Joe McMillen
Email: jpmcmillen@yahoo.com
Where_From: North Ridgeville, OH
Date: 12/30/03   Time: 07:02 PM
How_find_us:   From a friend
Comments:   It looks great! Thanks to all for keeping the memory and Pride alive. I think that my "Sea stories" and Pride probably was a contributing factor in my son signing up for a 6 year hitch last Aug. He's a Third Generation Sailor. Both Granddads and three older brothers!


Visitor_Name: George V. Martin
Email: courage@rof.net
Where_From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Date: 12/28/03   Time: 03:22 PM
How_find_us:   Search on the web
Comments:   Glad to find a site that has information about the USS Newport News. I served aboard from 1961 to June 1963, when I was discharged.


Visitor_Name: Andy Angelo Mancini
Email: sgtandymancini@aol.com
Where_From: Hazlet ,N J Monmouth 07730
Date: 12/28/03   Time: 05:32 AM
How_find_us:   Served on it
Comments:   Greeting to all my shipmates wishing everyone a happy and prosperous 2004 new year, great site to view always Andy


Visitor_Name: Douglas Cook
Email: douglastcook@bigpond.com.au
Where_From: Canberra, Australian capital territory
Date: 12/11/03   Time: 05:35 PM
How_find_us:   Thunder mates (buddies)
Comments:   Any other NN (CA148) THUNDER boys out there who can remember your "shotgun" Perth ( GUNPOWDER) around October 18, 1967 ? Regards, Doug


Visitor_Name: DeLano
Email: Barzilla@msn.com
Where_From: Michigan
Date: 12/05/03   Time: 08:30 PM
How_find_us:   Websearch
Comments:   Served as Artillery spotter with 1st ARVN. Had many opportunities to witness devastating supporting fire from USS Newport News along the eastern DMZ. Thanks and a BIG SALUTE to ship and crewmembers.


Visitor_Name: Walter Jerry Mentzell
Email: Mentzell@nb.net
Where_From: Apollo,PA
Date: 12/02/03   Time: 06:52 AM
How_find_us:   Was crew 64-66
Comments:   Was a great ship, and a great time, keep up the good work on the web page Jerry Mentzell ETR


Visitor_Name: Karen J. Horne
Email: slavekaren@comcast.net
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Pt. Charlotte, FL
Date: 11/18/03   Time: 05:24 PM
My brother was stationed on USS Newport News
Comments::   Am trying to find someone who might have known him, it is going to be a Christmas Present for him


Visitor_Name: shuang
Email: homeofsoap@yahoo.com
Where_From: San Francisco, CA, US
Date: 11/18/03   Time: 02:41 PM
How_find_us:   Browsing the net
Comments:   Love your website. These ships look really gigantic! I love the pictures that you have to offer and am going to tell one of my friends whose husband happens to love ships ~ he will have a GREAT Christmas this year! Thanks so much! -Shuang.


Visitor_Name: Deborah R. Burgess
Email: deb1949@famvid.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: Springfield, IL. USA
Date: 11/16/03
Time: 06:19 PM

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I looked for your site because my dad ( Jim A. Triplett, Sr.) serviced aboard the Newport News in 1949 for about 18mos. We have several family pictures taken aboard. My dad is 84 years old and is a Pearl Harbor servivor. He is currently working on a scrapebook of his 20+ years of service. I would be interested in purschasing a crusie book but something in print ( he's not into CD's) if this is possible please let me know via e-mail.


Visitor_Name: Samuel J. Benny
Email: skypilot39@hotmail.com
Where_From: Evans City, Butler County, Pa.
Date: 11/15/03   Time: 11:55 AM
How_find_us:   Former crew member
Comments:   Boarded the ship in Gtmo. Bay during the "shake down"cruise, and assigned to the 7th Div. On board from 1949 thru 1951, changed my rate from SN to AN. Departed the ship in Naples, Italy. Assigned to Squadron VX2 in Chincoteague, Va. Discharged from the Navy in 1962 as ADR2, joined the Pa. Air National Guard and retired as a Tech. Sgt. with a total time of 28 years. Still LOVE the NN.


Visitor_Name: Jeannie Galligan
Email: jeannie@wcnet.org
Where_From: Ohio, U.S.A
Date: 11/09/03   Time: 04:23 PM
How_find_us:    Looking up info on the ship my father served on, for her homework project

I was hoping to find any photos of my father Roger Perkins who served between Jan. 1955 - Jan. 1957 Or anyone the served with him and knew him. My father is still living and maybe I can find some of his old buddies and surprise him with some names and phone numbers for Christmas May God Bless you and your families And God Bless America Jeannie


Visitor_Name: Bob Jones
Email: RobertAllanJones@bigpond.com
Where_From: New South Wales, Australia
Date: 11/07/03   Time: 07:43 PM
Comments:   I have just accessed the 'graveyard' of Thunder/ Newport News and was saddened to see the demise of a great ship. I still have memories and photo slides of that day on the 18th October '67 when we transferred our wounded to NN. We saw the end of our ship, Gunpowder/HMAS Perth, but at least she is serving a purpose of sorts as an artificial reef in West Australia.


Visitor_Name: Eryca
Email: eryca_07@hotmail.com
Where_From: OHIO, UNITED STATES
Date: 11/07/03   Time: 08:39 AM
How_find_us:   Looking fir pictures for my history project
Comments:   You need to have more pictures or a picture page so if some students have to do a project on the USS  Maine  then they can find a variety of pictures to choose from so please get some more pictures or a wabite pagr of it


Visitor_Name: Fred Owen
Email: phred229@juno.com
Where_From: Lafayette, Oregon
Date: 11/06/03 Time: 08:24 PM
How_find_us:   curiosity,surfing the neet
Comments:    Through this web site, I've been able to renew some very old friendships and even make a couple of newer ones. I'd like to ask anyone with any information about the Newport News CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL TEAM111 I am particularly interested in finding a copy of the team roster and aa team picture.


Visitor_Name: Powell A. Lein
Email: Onlein2@aol.com
Where_From: Port Saint Lucie, Fl 34986
Date: 10/30/03   Time: 02:17 PM
How_find_us:   Friend
Comments:   Served from 7/17/52 till 12/15/53. Was in A- Div. MMR3. Was in A/C gang. Would like to hear from some old shipmates.


Visitor_Name: Andy Angelo Mancini
Email: sgtandymancini
Where_From: South Jersey shore Hazlet N.J..
Date: 10/28/03   Time: 06:08 AM
How_find_us:   www.navsource.orghi
Comments:   Hi this is a great web site enjoy it a lot. I'm a plank owner on the USS Boston cag-1 sister ship USS Salem CA 139 my brother Ugo Tony Salerno was on it from 1946 to 1948 went to Shanghai's, China on it.


Visitor_Name: John Morrissey
Email: wjmorrissey@hotmail.com
Where_From: South Burlington, Vt.
Date: 10/26/03   Time: 10:21 AM
How_find_us:   "searched" USS NEWPORT NEWS CA148
Comments:   Served aboard 7/69 - 3/70 as SK2 in supply. Enjoyed those months on the ship, had a great N. Atlantic cruise, and would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.


Visitor_Name: Randy Kelley
Email: rhk@earthlink.net
Where_From: Bowling Green Ky
Date: 10/21/03   Time: 09:48 PM
How_find_us:   friend
Comments:   I was in the MP Customs Unit in germany and Customs Cleared her in the 60s. Still have the plaque they gave me.


Visitor_Name: William H. Teasley
Email: Devdog409@aol.com
Where_From: Grand Bay Alabama USA
Date: 10/18/03   Time: 08:14 PM
How_find_us:   Just got this puter and surfing the net
Comments:   Aug 66-Aug 68 some of the most memorable times of my life. Could not have went to war with any better group of men.


Visitor_Name: Daniel Hyde
Email: Cj7danh@aol.com
Where_From: Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
Date: 10/16/03   Time: 08:33 PM
Comments:   I am the youngest son of James A. Hyde, Which served aboard the Newport News during his service. I was getting some information. Thanks


Visitor_Name: patricia lenhartz
Email: paddel.l@freenet.de
Where_From: Germany
Date: 10/13/03   Time: 01:48 AM
Comments:   hallo, my name is patricia lenhartz(gaul) i live near Bad Kreuznach and i was born in 1961, my parents are Annemarie and Josef Gaul. I am looking for the porter family, Mrs. porters name is vera and they have 4 children one of them is ava carol, they lived in bad kreuznach for any years and theitr last adress, i know was: newport news, rexpod drive in 1969. our familys were friends in this time. please help to contact this family it is very important for me, thank all of the people which could help myself.. sorry my english is no perfekt. i hope somebody send an e-mail to me. many regards to virginia patricia


Visitor_Name: John S Galla
Email: johnca74@comcast.net
WebPage: http://www.ca134.org
Where_From: Malden Massachusetts
Date: 09/25/03   Time: 02:14 PM
How_find_us:   On The Computer
Comments:   Hi This Is A Awesome Web Site Enjoy It A Lot I Am A Plank Owner On The USS Des Moines .CA-134 A Sister Ship Of The USS Newport News CA-148 And The USS Salem.CA139


Visitor_Name: Ralph Fisher
Email: rfisher101@aol.com
Where_From: Orlando, Fl
Date: 09/20/03   Time: 10:38 PM
How_find_us:   Surfing the web
Comments:   Was Hospital Corpsman aboard NN from Jun 63 to Jun 66


Visitor_Name: william heeps
Email: wilheeps@yahoo.co.uk
Where_From: carmarthenshire,s.wales.uk
Date: 09/20/03   Time: 10:36 AM
How_find_us:   checked the net for info
Comments:   I was crewman aboard HMS Hermes early to mid 1970s we were on exercises in the arctic circle. Cant recall if we were tied up alongside in Hamburg or Copenhagen? Met up with some of crewmen from Newport News and swapped Zippo lighters. can I get a replacement with ships silhouette and pennant no. From this period? excellent website


Visitor_Name: John R. Ingman
Email: none
Where_From: Central Massachusetts
Date: 09/12/03   Time: 10:49 AM
How_find_us:   Served on the Newport News. Just looking for old friends.
Comments:   I was on the Newport News 1972-1973. Was a Seaman (Gunner's Mate) in the Weapons division. Web site is well done. I didn't know about the reunions or the memorial.


Visitor_Name: John Switzer
Email: Arizonaferrets@netscape.net
Where_From: Mesa AZ
Date: 09/05/03   Time: 05:24 PM
How_find_us:   Surfing around
Comments:   I was onboard the Ranger '7/71 to 3/74 Crash Crew V-1 div am looking for the movie " Family Flight" in which Ranger was involved in. also I remember a couple days before X-mas in '73 when the first launched plan (A-2) whale was lost with all (3) hands.


Visitor_Name: Ford Swanson
Email: ford@wf.net
Where_From: Lakeside City, Texas
Date: 08/29/03   Time: 03:50 PM
How_find_us:   Surfing
Comments:   Served on the News from Sept 68 to Dec 69 as a Radarman RD3.


Visitor_Name: Jerry Mentzell
Email: mentzell@nb.net
Where_From: Apollo ,PA
Date: 08/29/03 Time: 02:45 AM:   
Comments:   Great page keep up the good work served 1964-1966 etr/sn


Visitor_Name: Patrick Heim, SKC Ret
Email: pheim@qis.net
Where_From: Baltimore, Maryland
Date: 08/19/03   Time: 08:00 AM
How_find_us:   Link from USS F. Sherman DD931 Site
Comments:   Site is very interesting. I was onboard the USS Newport News during the NATO cruise and Cuban crises as a member of the Flag Allowance of COMSECONDFLT as a SK2. I remember the transfer from the Little Rock to the Newport News in the shipyard at that time I was the only SK on the Flag Allowance.


Visitor_Name: Elaine Fouts
Email: Elaine.Fouts@ccitpa.com
Where_From: London, Ohio USA
Date: 08/13/03   Time: 09:58 AM
How_find_us:   Doing a speech for Toastmasters & needed to know how many were killed.
Comments:   James D. Fouts, SM1 was aboard the USS Newport News when the turret exploded. I was his wife at the time and lived in Norfolk, VA. Jim died this April. Recently I have joined Toastmasters and have been requested to do a speech. I have incorporated my personal experiences and the story of the USS Newport News while in Vietnam. What a wonderful tribute the memorial marker is. Jim would have been so pleased had he known before he died. Thank you. Sincerely Elaine Fouts


Visitor_Name: Gary L Schneider
Email: leadfoot_gs@yahoo.com
Where_From: Oneonta, NY
Date: 08/12/03   Time: 06:59 PM
How_find_us:   Just lucky, even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.
Comments:   On board 1968 to 1971 Echo Division. I have been trying to contact JD Rhodes for thirty years, would appreciate any help in locating him.


Visitor_Name: Dick Seggerson
Email: seggman@wcoil.com
Where_From: Ohio
Date: 08/08/03   Time: 01:34 PM
How_find_us:   Crewmember
Comments:   Message to Jim (Slim) Whitman. I found the picture and tried to email you but your address (email) is no good anymore - contact me. Segg65 Dick Seggerson, Weapons Office YN3


Visitor_Name: Buck Lanier
Email: none at this time
Where_From: Long Beach, California
Date: 08/03/03   Time: 07:08 AM
How_find_us:   Surfing with a friend who was a gunfire support, Marine
Comments:   Was aboard 1968-69 off Viet Nam. Was invited to reunion number of years ago, but unable to make it. Have been retired as Long Beach Press Telegram, Military Editor, since 1994. Good luck for the 05 Reunion---I might be able to cash Delta miles to drop in. Buck Lanier


Visitor_Name: Nelson Combs
Email: DrJazzCom@aol.com
Where_From: San Francisco, CA USA
Date: 08/02/03   Time: 09:47 PM
How_find_us:   A Plank Owner friend referred me.
Comments:   Roy Johnson, SK1 aboard CA 148, relieved me as Supply Officer on the USS Bauer DE1025 in 1959. We only just made contact again after all these years (2003). We hardly had time to get acquainted then, but getting in touch again has been wonderful. He is such a good guy, I had to check out the site. It is not that I would mistrust his information, but you know how sea stories among us old timers can be. You have a wonderful site. Makes me envious.


Visitor_Name: Mike Cleamens Seaman.
Email: robert_cleamens@msn.com
Where_From: Naples Florida.
Date: 07/25/03
Time: 12:03 PM
How_find_us Came to the reunion,
Comments:   Served Oct 59 To Sept 60 7th & 8th & OL Division IV. My nick name was Clem I really enjoyed the Web Site. I net some good people at the reunion and had a great time. Would like to hear from some of the old gang. I retired from the Teamsters. See you in 2005.


Visitor_Name: Joseph J. Lupo
Email: J.LUPO@COMCAST.NET
Where_From: Taunton, Ma.
How_find_us Under Newport News CA 148
Date: 07/22/03   Time: 11:02 AM
Comments:   Reported on board 01/55-0856


Visitor_Name: Tony Pitt
Email: psailorboy@rcn.com
Where_From: Easton, Pa USA
How_find_us: A friend told be about it
Date: 07/17/03   Time: 07:23 PM
Comments:   Awesome website, As a Cruiser Sailor we releaved the Newport News in the Med, in 1960. I am proud to have served aboard the USS Canberra CAG-2. Keep up the good work I enjoyed being aboard and will return for another tour.


Visitor_Name: james h simmons sh-2
Email: jhsimm05@aol.com
Where_From: Somerset NJ  08873
How_find_us: My Division officer told me to go here.
Date: 07/16/03   Time: 07:32 PM
Comments:   I recently changed my e-mail address and would like to receive info again on thes news. I was aboard from 1963-1966


Visitor_Name: William S. Givens
Email: givmetal@ktc.com
WebPage: http://www.givensmetalcrafts.com
Where_From: Ingram, Texas
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 07/16/03   Time: 10:49 AM
Comments:   I was stationed in transit aboard NN going to the USS Providence (CLG-6) back during Linebacker 2 in 1972. Spent about 2 weeks aboard. Made some good friends. I remember the october turret 2 disaster and visited the site today after visiting the mobile "Wall " (vietnam memorial ) which is here this week. I went to the wall for those guys but didn't know their names. I found your site and now I know their names. Thank you.I wanted you to know that other cruisermen remember as well,.....it was a landmark moment in my life. I remembered your buddies for you today. I had good times on NN during my short stay with you before airlift to Providence. This is a great site. Thanks guys .


Visitor_Name: Chris DeVeau
Email: cdeveau@freesurf.ch
How_find_us: Please select one
Date: 07/16/03   Time: 05:51 AM
Comments:   My father Robert J. Deveau was a marine and served on the Newport News some time between 1954 & 1957 and was part of the 1956 Mediterenean Cruise. I would like to hear from anyone who knew him and would be greatfull to see any pictures of him and the Marine team. I'm also looking for the 1956 Mediterenean cruise book if anyone can help me find one. Great site!!!


Visitor_Name: Tom Jackson FT2
Email: grandpaj14@yahoo.com
Where_From: Old Bridge, NJ
How_find_us: From the NN Web Site
Date: 07/11/03   Time: 12:40 PM
Comments:   Made my 2d reunion (1st in '99). Had a wonderful time thanks to the FANTASTIC logistics of the reunion planners. Re-donning the whites to MAN-THE-RAIL was a hoot. Everything went off like clockwork. Kudos to Al Siegal (etal) and the work parties for their efforts. CU in '05 (Good Lord willin').


Visitor_Name: Jeff Danos
Email: navalson@testube.com
Where_From: Omaha, NE
How_find_us: From a search engine
Date: 07/09/03   Time: 01:02 AM
Comments:   Great site your have here. My father, Warren Danos, was an officer on the Newport News from 71-74. I'll have to pass on the URL for this site to him. It was neat to read your history of the ship and tie it into stories that my father has told me. I remember the tragic story of turret 2. I remember him telling me how they raced across the ocean to be home for Christmas, too. If anyone out there knows my Dad and wants to get in touch with him, feel free to shoot me an email and I'll forward it to him. He's not the biggest internet fan, but I'm sure he'd love to hear from you. Thanks!


Visitor_Name: Hobie D. Johnson
Email: hobiedj@mnteverest.net
Where_From: Mansfield Mo. USA
How_find_us: From the NN Web Site
Date: 06/23/03   Time: 10:55 PM
Comments:   Went to school with several of David Lee Scotts cousins. Still remember the day of his funeral watching it go by from history class at Mansfield Jr. high. H.D. Johnson MA1/PJ USNR Ret.


Visitor_Name: Ron Hovis QM3
Email: HOVRON@AOL.COM

Where_From: Hagerstown Maryland
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 06/18/03   Time: 07:13 PM
Comments:   I was on the U.S.S. Des Moines from 1954 -1957. I remember operating with the News very well. I'm sorry that they had to deep six your ole gal. I hope that we can save the Daisy Mae, we're working on it.You have a great web site. job well done. Take care. Ron Hovis, QM3, 54---57


Visitor_Name: Arthur W. Millhouse
Email: am_pm_93@yahoo.com
Where_From: Allen Hillsdale, Co. Mich.
How_find_us: From the NN Web Site
Date: 06/16/03   Time: 10:25 AM
Comments:   I was a boiler tech. on the USS. Newport News from 1973 to 1975. I do miss her.


Visitor_Name: Michael R. Fehlberg
Where_From: Born 1947 New Haven CT
How_find_us: From another guest book
Date: 06/11/03   Time: 08:41 PM
Comments:   I served on this great carrier Essex CVS 9 in the mid late 60's I came out as a cook and was very proud to be a part of a grand lady of the sea. I would like to hear from other mates that served her well. .I enjoyed.
I remember mishaps while serving on the mighty Essex, she was a grand carrier in all she had been through both peace and war. Man and women spirits were lifted with pride while she sailed the high seas, I know, I felt the energy of this great vessel as she plowed each wave with grace and dignity. If possible I would do it all over again.....God Bless all who sailed her.............. .....


Visitor_Name: Robert Gouin
Email: tiny0173@msn.com
Where_From: Chicopee Ma.
How_find_us: A friend told be about it
Date: 06/08/03
Time: 04:59 PM
Comments:   I served aboard the USS-Newport Newsfrom 1957 to1959 served with a lot of wonderful guys and had a lot of fun seeing the world.


Visitor_Name: Bill Walker
Email: william.r.walker@us.army.mil
Where_From: Point Pleasant, New Jersey
How_find_us: A friend told be about it
Date: 06/05/03   Time: 06:22 AM
Comments:   A lot of memory's while I was on board (68-70). I was a YN2 in the weapons dept. wish I could remember everybody's names..


Visitor_Name: Edwin Brathwaite
Email: Edbrat@aol.com
Where_From: Palm Bay, FL USA
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 05/28/03   Time: 11:52 AM
Comments:   I am so glad that I found this web page. I have been able to make contact with some of my former ship mates and review events that took place more than fifty years ago.


Visitor_Name: Craig J. Baird
Email: bairdcb@aol.com
Where_From: Naches, Washington USA
How_find_us: A friend told be about it
Date: 05/26/03   Time: 05:17 PM
Comments:   I served aboard the NN during the Vietnam cruise of '72. I'm also one of the few survivors of the turret 2 explosion -- what a night! Years later, approximately midway through my law enforcement career, I learned that one of my fellow officers, & good friend, was on the USS New Orleans, the helicopter carrier/hospital ship that received the injured NN crewmen, after the explosion. What a small world! Anyone wishing to get in touch with me, feel free. Best of luck to all!


Visitor_Name: Loretta
Email: Loretta9@gmx.de
Where_From: München, Germany
How_find_us: Please select one
Date: 05/26/03   Time: 03:12 AM
Comments:   Hello, I was with my friend Birgit in March I think 28 or 30 - 1993 in Almeria - Spain, met we two there friends Tom and Doug from a USS warship, Tom was 1993, 22 years old. We would stand gladly again with them in contact. Who can help us to find the addresses. Made a photo of us for it, I would like to get this photo gladly, thank in advance. Maybe someone knows the name of the warship in March 1993, in the port of Almeria - Spain was. Please help me all. Yours sincerely Loretta E-Mail Loretta9@gmx.de


Visitor_Name: Tommy Lawson
Email: tlaw360@msn.com
Where_From: Indianapolis, In.
How_find_us: From the NN Web Site
Date: 05/25/03   Time: 03:39 PM
Comments:   I was on board with COMSECFLT from 1973-75 , Looking back they were some of the best times of my life, it is hard to imagine that the gray  from the east coast would ever be scrapped, I am thankful for the memories of her, and the friends I knew on board, thank you for this wonderful site.


Visitor_Name: Rick Mather
Email: rmather50@comcast.net
Where_From: Bridgeton, New Jersey
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 05/24/03   Time: 02:06 AM
Comments:   I had the honor of serving aboard the Newport News as a member of the Com 2ndflt band. I was aboard for the '73 Nato cruise. Looking back, I realize that it was one of the greatest adventures of my life. I'd sure like to know what ever happened to MUCS Chief David Blair. He was quite a character. I'm also trying to find an address for Rick Holdsworth who was in the band and retired a musician senior chief (so I'm told). What a wonderful site!


Visitor_Name: Jason Lawler so of James Lawler '72 crew
Email: FourPoints75@aol.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From:
How_find_us: From the NN Web Site
Date: 05/18/03   Time: 06:49 PM
Comments:   I just wanted to say how much of a great time My father, my two brothers and I had working on the ship during the Sept. 2002 work party. It was a great learning experience as well as a ton of fun. I hope to continue with the work parties as much as possible and I know my father and brothers feel the same


Visitor_Name: Helen K. Reitan
Email: hk_reitan@hotmail.com
How_find_us: From a search engine
Date: 05/10/03   Time: 02:46 AM
Comments:   My cousin, James Leslie Van Elsen, who served on your ship died August 23, 2001. Thought you would like to know.


Visitor_Name: Bruce Hevner
Email: scramblr@bellsouth.net
Where_From: Anderson, South Carolina
How_find_us: From a search engine
Date: 05/09/03   Time: 05:58 PM
Comments:   Was HT2 aboard the USS Mispillion AO-105, 7th Fleet ,1971-1973


Visitor_Name: Elmer Hamann
Email: navyboyl9013@yahoo.com
How_find_us: From another guest book
Date: 05/08/03   Time: 04:28 PM
Comments:   My dad served on the USS Newport news 1958 - 1963 and I was wondering if there was anyone who can me any information on how I can get some Newport news items like a hat


Visitor_Name: Seth Edwards
Email: edfamily@ttlc.net
Where_From: USA Lebanon, ME
How_find_us: A friend told be about it
Date: 05/06/03   Time: 02:58 PM
Comments:   I like your website. I am 10 and I'm coming to visit the ship, USS Salem, in June.


Visitor_Name: Blair Edwards
Email: edfamily@ttlc.net
Where_From: USA Maine
How_find_us: A friend told be about it
Date: 05/06/03   Time: 02:46 PM
Comments:   Good website I am 12 and I like your ship.


Visitor_Name: Douglas Cook
Email: douglastcook@bigpond.com.au
Where_From: Canberra, Australia
How_find_us: From another guest book
Date: 04/15/03   Time: 10:06 PM
Comments:   G'day, Served on HMAS Perth off Vietnam with USS Newport News. Great site and if anyone from CA-148 would like to get in touch with me would be pleased to hear from you. Regards, Doug Cook ex CPO, RAN, Vietnam 1967/68


Visitor_Name: Andrew
Email: info@authenticpapers.com
Where_From: USA
How_find_us: From another guest book
Date: 04/09/03   Time: 09:02 PM
Comments:   Excellent site, liked the design of the buttons as well as overall functionality


Visitor_Name: Ed Zajkowski
Email: edz765@hotmail.com
Where_From: Pennsylvania
How_find_us: From a search engine
Date: 04/09/03   Time: 08:11 AM
Comments:   I am in possession on the turret 3 handwritten log for 1973/75. Many names and entries. Here is the final entry, "12 June 75-closed out booth of T-3. The end of an era!" George Rhan GMG2. Also a list of the final crew of T-3. "Rhan, Howell, Arcangle, Gowacki, Kowalski, Steele, Sanchez. I served aboard USS Keppler DD-765 1963-66. Also restore USS Kennedy in Fall River, Mass. visit our website at www.ussjpkennedyjr.org Removed many items from NN in July of 91. May consider a loan of logbook for your 2003 reunion.


Visitor_Name: Tom Erickson
Email: thomas-erickson@santa-monica.org
Where_From: Van Nuys California
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 04/08/03   Time: 01:16 PM
Comments:   I found a shipmate who was trying to locate me by the name of Sam Ferguson SK2. I have been trying to locate him also for years, so if he should see this message or anyone that knows him please have him contact me. Was on the NN-148 from 1968-1972.Have a lot to talk about.


Visitor_Name: Kayla DiGiacomo
Email: citino@rcn.com
Where_From: w\Watertown ma
How_find_us: From the NN Web Site
Date: 04/04/03   Time: 05:40 PM
Comments:   I worked with my dad DJ2 at the 3/15/03 work party. Where are the pictures of that work party?? Thank You, Kayla DiGiacomo


Visitor_Name: Susan Loveday-Gibson
Email: Gibsonranch@aol.com
Where_From: North Myrtle Beach, SC
How_find_us: From the NN Web Site
Date: 03/25/03   Time: 07:05 AM
Comments:   It's day six of the war. I haven't spoken or heard from my son in two months or so. For those of you who don't know the feeling of a single mom without any information or word from her only child, believe me when I say it compares to living in a parallel life where nothing really matters until you know he's coming home. Finding this web-site today made me feel closer and connected again. Thank you and God Bless each of you. All of America is praying for your well-being. Love & Peace, David's Mom.


Visitor_Name: John Dohmann
Email: johnvdoh@msn.com
Where_From: East Grand Forks, Minnesota
How_find_us: From a search engine
Date: 03/23/03   Time: 04:55 PM
Comments:   Great site full of all the info. A person would want, I was on the USS CANBERRA CAG_2 from 1960-61-62 We thought of the NEWPORT NEWS and THE SALEM as our sister ships, I was on board each ship many times for a visit........Thank You John Dohmann


Visitor_Name: Ron Telford
Email: rstelford@ntlworld.com
Where_From: Grimsby Lincolnshire U/Kingdom
How_find_us: A friend told be about it
Date: 03/18/03   Time: 11:48 AM
Comments:   Always been interested in naval history


Visitor_Name: Thane S Hoyte
Email: dthoyte@msn.com
Where_From: Southworth, Washington
How_find_us: I have no earthly Idea how I came across this page.
Date: 03/16/03   Time: 03:48 PM
Comments:   Went on a tiger cruise on the USS Newport News (CA 148) in 1974.


Visitor_Name: Joe Espinoza
Email: Spidersavage@aol.com
Where_From: San Jose Ca. USA
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 03/12/03   Time: 11:27 PM
Comments:   I was on the Newport News in 67-68 with ComCruDesFlat11 with Admiral Kinney. I was one of five staff Marines assign to him and his staff.


Visitor_Name: Christen K.
Email: littlekrazed_13@yahoo.com
WebPage: http://www.geocities.com/littlekrazed_13/Christenshot_page.html
Where_From: USA, Virgina
How_find_us: A friend told be about it
Date: 03/08/03   Time: 03:41 PM
Comments:   Well first of all, I've always wanted to be in some sort of armed forces. And hopefully when I get out of High School I will. But the page was very educational about it. I liked the pictures and information on here.


Visitor_Name: Frank McCoy Case SR
Email: fmsloride@hotmail.com
WebPage: http://
Where_From: West Springfield Pennsylvania
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 03/07/03
Time: 11:02 AM


Visitor_Name: Bill Truesdale
Email: barnacle0527@aol.com
WebPage: http://www.barnaclesworld.com
Where_From: Glenwood, IL
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 03/06/03   Time: 02:50 PM
Comments:   Check out www.barnaclesworld.com and select from navy ship image link. A unique web site dedicated to the Damato dd-871.


Visitor_Name: Venice Higgs
Email: veniceh634@aol.com
Where_From: Frankfort, Kentucky USA
How_find_us: A friend told be about it
Date: 03/06/03   Time: 12:21 PM
Comments:   My cousin, Wayne Woods (1962-1965, USS Newport News), disabled veteran, gave me the website. Our family is very proud of his courage.


Visitor_Name: Buster
Email: beachendbuster@lineone.net
WebPage: www.BEACHENDBUSTER.homestead.com/home.html
Where_From: Aberdeen, Scotland
How_find_us: From a search engine
Date: 03/04/03   Time: 06:40 PM
Comments:   Excellent website for a tremendous warship. I am ex- Royal Navy myself and appreciate your efforts here.


Visitor_Name: Joe Balint
Email: hemifearical1@yahoo.com
Where_From: Taylor, Michigan
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 02/28/03   Time: 09:11 AM
Comments:   I would like to thank military people, and wish God Bless.


Visitor_Name: Codrina Ogrin
Email: codrina@gocottage.com
Where_From: Uden . Holland
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 02/27/03   Time: 06:38 AM
Comments:   Perfect


Visitor_Name: Doris Jenne Edwards
Email: deejayed28@ttlc.net
Where_From: Lebanon, Maine
How_find_us: A friend told be about it
Date: 02/24/03   Time: 06:56 PM
Comments:   My son, David Edwards, served aboard the ship for some time. When he went with it to Vietnam his father who was in the Army was spared a third tour to Vietnam. We were on the dock when the ship returned to Norfolk from Vietnam. We also attended the award ceremony that followed some time later.


Visitor_Name: Kelly Dunning
Email: kedunn@surfside.net
Where_From: Corona, CA
How_find_us: My Division officer told me to go here.
Date: 02/22/03   Time: 05:21 PM
Comments:   I was aboard the "Fighting Saint" (CA-73) 1967-68. Saw the News in Subic when we relieved her in '68. Great site, wish the Saint Paul had one comparable. "on station and ready over"


Visitor_Name: Bruce Russell
Email: brussell472@attbi.com
Where_From: Follansbee, West (BY-GOD) Virginia
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 02/22/03   Time: 06:40 AM
Comments:   I received a disturbing e-mail. There is word afloat that the Salem may loose her birth at Quincy, is that possible? Much work lies ahead to preserve this piece of history.


Visitor_Name: Mark
Email: f
Where_From: UK
How_find_us: From a search engine
Date: 02/21/03   Time: 10:00 AM
Comments:   As a web designer, I appreciate good Web design and I wanted to say well done to you guys for a great website that is both useful in terms of information and from a web design perspective


Visitor_Name: James & Joan Tucker
Email: Jtucker3@twcny.rr.com
Where_From: Clay, NY (USA)
How_find_us: A friend told be about it
Date: 02/15/03   Time: 08:07 PM
Comments:   I'm sorry to here about Rags. he was a good man and fun to party with, lots of laughs. I hope we can have a service for him at the reunion. If anybody has picture of Rags and his wife or anything to do with the both of them at any of the reunions bring them and we will make a collage and dedicate it in their memory. Please contact me at the web site above my name is Joan Tucker and I'll bring what I have and the board to display the pictures. The web site is great, good job. Thank You Joan & Jim


Visitor_Name: Lyle Schmidtka
Email: lschmidtka@cox.net
Where_From: Chesapeake, Va.
How_find_us: From a search engine
Date: 02/14/03   Time: 06:37 PM
Comments:   I have pictures of the ship off Vietnam coast 1972 I was on the OKCITY CLG-5 Just outboard of CA-148 and got a few good shots. I can send them if you like.


Visitor_Name: Bruce Russell
Email: brussell472@attbi.com
Where_From: Follansbee, West (BY-GOD) Virginia
How_find_us: From the NN Web Site
Date: 02/11/03
Time: 11:06 PM
Comments:   It is always good to come back here and see who signed on board the past year. The site still maintains the high standard that our ship deserves, thank you all. B. Russell HT3,1969-1971


Visitor_Name: Peter 'Tibbo' Tibbett
Email: tibbs@austarnet.com.au
WebPage: http://geocities.com/vwdi2/index
Where_From: Cooroy, Queensland Australia
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 02/10/03   Time: 10:05 PM
Comments:   Great website enjoyed my visit here very much. Hoping that you will return the visit to ours.


Visitor_Name: Debby Robertson
Email: memawandpapa@aol.com
How_find_us: Please select one
Date: 02/09/03
Time: 09:33 AM
Comments:   Just one comment. My name is Debby Robertson and I am proud to say that I am the daughter of a shipmate of yours, the founder of the USS Newport News Association. His name was Franklin Delano Ragland, better known has Rags. My comment to all of you who know my Dad is this: His last request was that he have with him the following items: 1. His tall Bud, which he did, I opened it and put it to his lips moments before his death. 2. His picture of my mother. 3. His last pack of pall mall smokes with his Newport News lighter. 4. His Newport News hat on his head. These requests were all granted with in a few minutes before his depart from this earth to join my mother on New Years Eve. That was his final request that was met by God himself. Dad passed away 4 minutes before the hour of Midnight to be with my mother on the dawning of the new year. To all of you that knew my father well you will relize that this was the way he wanted it to end. Please have a toast to him at the next reunion and remember that he was the one who helped make the Newport News Reunion what it was and never will be again!! Sincerely, Debby Robertson


Visitor_Name: Sean
Email: nettech@shaw.ca
Where_From: Canada
How_find_us: From a search engine
Date: 02/08/03   Time: 01:03 PM
Comments:   Very cool site, good work


Visitor_Name: Rich Hacku
Email: RichaHac7@aol.com
Where_From: Sewaren (Woodbridge) N.J.
How_find_us: A friend told be about it
Date: 02/03/03   Time: 06:39 PM
Comments:   I spent two years aboard the Newport News - '56 to '57. Communications Division - radio shack. Great experience! Met some fine people.


Visitor_Name: Ed Walters
Email: DaBaldGuy@aol.com
Where_From: Broomfield, CO
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 02/03/03   Time: 04:57 PM
Comments:
   I have an uncle who served on the Newport News in the early '50's. The ship was on station in the Med. and Caribbean from what I understand. He gave me a beautiful photo of the ship with the ports of call listed as well as the ribbons earned.


Visitor_Name: Edward Barnhart
Email: usabubba2002@cs.com
Where_From: Frankfort Ky ---- USA
How_find_us: A friend told be about it
Date: 02/01/03   Time: 04:39 AM
Comments:   I was on this ship from 1966--1970. 6th Div..3' 50 cal. I have wanted a site like this for a long time, and a good friend, sent it to me. Keep up the good work everyone, and remember the good ole days !!!


Visitor_Name: Karin N. Douglas
Email: Kdouglas@fluids.ittind.com
Where_From: Stratford, Connecticut
How_find_us: From a search engine
Date: 01/29/03   Time: 08:23 AM
Comments:   Rear Admiral Sheldon H. Kinney, featured on this web site, is my brother-in-law. He lives in Maryland and still is physically and mentally in excellent shape. I informed Sheldon about the USS Newport News web site. My compliments to the people who set up this site and maintain it. A great job!


Visitor_Name: Gwen Phillips
Email: gwenemily10@hotmail.com
Where_From: USA, country
How_find_us: From a search engine
Date: 01/28/03   Time: 08:08 AM
Comments:   My father served on the U.S.S. Newport News during Vietnam. He passed away a couple years ago from a long illness as a result of an aneurysm. I know limited information on this ship and for a project this site came in handy. Thank you for posting information about the ship and what it did because I can no longer find out from my father. I was very interested. I was told I did see the ship when I was young before it was scraped.


Visitor_Name: Kimberly Grant - Bartlett
Email: jkbartlett@wcnet.org
Where_From: Northwest Ohio
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 01/23/03   Time: 07:02 PM
Comments:   Like many other's, my father too served on the Newport News and I would like to hear from anyone that may remember him, Al Grant from Toledo, Ohio. My father past away October 1996. He was onboard as a Gunner's Mate during a Mediterranean tour and can be seen in one of the sites pictures as he and three other crewmen were site seeing in Hamburg, Germany.


Visitor_Name: Teresa Lemmo Facello
Email: facello@alltel.net
Where_From: Ashtabula, OH
How_find_us: From the NN Web Site
Date: 01/23/03   Time: 12:30 PM
Comments:   My former husband, Nicholas A. Lemmo, served aboard the NN app. 1969-1972. My uncle, C. G. McCartney served decades earlier. I have to find out if they know about this page and get them to log on and sign in. I know my husband was aboard on the Oct. 1 when the explosion took place on the Nam cruise - he was a radar man.


Visitor_Name: Bjorn Rambekk
Email: bjoramb@online.no
Where_From: Norway
How_find_us: From a search engine
Date: 01/22/03   Time: 02:47 PM
Comments:   I will never forget USS NN I was staying onboard when she was in Norway 1971 as courier I spend most of the time on the bridge, Vincent de Poix was there. I had a Zippo lighter from the ship who was stolen from me, I buy a new one. Now I knew everything about the ship. Thank you.


Visitor_Name: Bob Langill
Email: langillr@atmc.net
Where_From: North Carolina, USA
How_find_us: From a search engine
Date: 01/20/03   Time: 03:45 PM
Comments:   I remember visiting the USS NEWPORT NEWS back in 1963 while attending OCS under what was called ROC II program at Newport, RI. I distinctly recall one Saturday afternoon wandering over to the Destroyer Piers where the ship was moored; saluting the national ensign and OOD & requesting permission to come aboard to tour the ship. Permission was granted and we set off to tour the ship for the next few hours. It was quite impressive as is this website. That Monday morning, the ship was underway and presented quite a site rounding Coddington Point and heading out to sea...and of course I was the CO. Four years later found me assigned to a Seabee battalion in SE Asia. At least they called it "sea duty" but not the kind I anticipated. Great site.


Visitor_Name: Michelle
Email: jordylass@yahoo.com
Where_From: UK
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 01/20/03   Time: 06:50 AM
Comments:   Thanks, great site


Visitor_Name: Scott Saveleski
Email: ksaveleski@medhelpinc.com
Where_From: Manchester, Maryland
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 01/14/03   Time: 08:43 PM
Comments:   My dad served aboard the USS NN around 1958/9-to 1961? I am trying to locate anyone who knew him. he always spoke of his judo instructor Stan Kunimoto? who he kept in touch with over the years. any information (pictures etc.) would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all for your service to our great country. Scott Saveleski


Visitor_Name: Daniel M. Doka
Email: shore400@msn.com
Where_From: Tuckerton,N.J. U.S.A.
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 01/14/03   Time: 10:09 AM
Comments:   I served aboard the Newport News for 2 yrs. My tour of duty included Viet Nam. I was wondering where she was and what is going to become of her? If you have any information please let me know at my email.


Visitor_Name: Rob Marlatt
Email: rrmarlatt@netscape.net
Where_From: Howell MI
How_find_us: A friend told be about it
Date: 01/11/03   Time: 07:29 PM
Comments:   I am not to sure when my dad served but his name is Reggie Marlatt. He passed away on January 11 2003. I would like to hear from anyone who served with him or knew him.


Visitor_Name: Amanda (Wilder) Arcand
Email: amanda.arcand@us.army.mil
Where_From: Charlottesville, Va
How_find_us: From the NN Web Site
Date: 01/10/03   Time: 06:02 PM
Comments:   My grandfather (papa) James A. Wilder served on the Newport News from its commissioning until Sept of 1951. I am currently TDY here in Newport News (I am in the Army now) and wanted to find something special for him. He has a scrapbook with pictures and letters from his friends while aboard and cherishes it! If anyone knew him, feel free to contact me and I will give him the message.


Visitor_Name: Dennis Walsh Jr.
Email: angie3@adelphia.net
Where_From: Chillicothe Ohio
How_find_us: From a search engine
Date: 01/10/03   Time: 05:46 PM
Comments:   I am trying to find someone who new my dad? He was on NN from 1960 to 1962. His name is Denny.


Visitor_Name: Ed Ellston
Email: edbud125@hotmail.com
WebPage: http://www.geocities.com/eellston/
Where_From: Bath, PA 18014 Northampton County
How_find_us: From the NN Web Site
Date: 01/08/03   Time: 12:50 PM
Comments:   I am semi-retired now but work as a college professor at Northampton Community College. I teach Introduction to Computers and Microcomputer Applications. I am looking forward to seeing all of the E Division crew in June. Any of my old shipmates please feel free to e-mail me at the above address. Also, take a look at my old 49 Ford pickup truck on the homepage above.


Visitor_Name: Robert Schott
Email: bob@formsandsuppliesdorect.com
Where_From: Philadelphia
How_find_us: Please select one
Date: 01/08/03   Time: 11:28 AM
Comments:   If anyone who served aboard the News during 1974-75 (and perhaps some while before, as I don't know exactly when he came aboard) remembers a Journalist Third Class named Eckerson, I'd appreciate it if you would drop me an email if you remember what his first name is. I just wanted to say hello, and knowing his frst name would make an internet search easier. I believe he was the only journalist aboard during this period, and that his office was inside the hangar bay. I believe his on shore roommate was a PN named Harvey Larsen. That might make him easier to remember. Thank you. Bob Schott 3rd Division 5/74-6/75 bob@formsandsuppliesdirect.com


Visitor_Name: Ronnie Smith
Email: catmanrsmith@yahoo.com
Where_From: Odessa, TX. United States
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 01/06/03   Time: 09:43 PM
Comments
:   My 17yr. old son was on this website looking for a picture of the NN to give to me as a Christmas gift. This encouraged me to check out the information it contains. I was impressed to see that someone had taken the time to provide information regarding the USS Newport News. Maybe someone who served during the same time I did, April 1968-November 1971 will contact me. I appreciate what you have done Sir. Keep up the good work. Ronnie Smith EN3


Visitor_Name: Charles Sanfilippo
Email: csanfi7927@aol.com
Where_From: Pittsburgh Pa
How_find_us: From a search engine
Date: 01/04/03   Time: 12:19 PM
Comments:   Served on board 1959 1963 S 3 DIVISION.


Visitor_Name: Roy Cowden
Email: randrcowden@attbi.com
Where_From: Monongahela, Pa.
How_find_us: Just surfing and found it
Date: 01/03/03   Time: 02:43 PM
Comments:   I served aboard U.S.S. America. Oct. 1, 1972, we came along side to render assistance. I was shocked to survey the damage as seen from the hanger deck. I left the Navy Dec. 72 and never knew the outcome of the `News'. Great website!


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