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USS Newport News Web Site Home Page (Main Page for web site)
Listen to sound and see video of life aboard the USS Newport News, including recordings of our ship in Combat
Web Site Awards; Our web site has received more Awards than any web site dedicated to a Military Ship
This is where you will find information on your former shipmates.
Cruise Books On CD; Replace your lost Cruise book here!
Up & coming events for the "Three Sister Ships";  USS Newport News, USS Salem, USS Des Moines
Sign our guest book and read what others have to say about the web site.
Over 120 web pages covering the 26 year history of the USS Newport News
History of our web site. Information on how you can get involved. Income and expense report for the web site
Links to other related web sites.
Information about the USS Newport News Mailing list, and USS Newport News Newsletter membership.
Web pages dedicated to those who lost their life while serving on the USS Newport News.
Want to build a model of the USS Newort News? Here is a collection of information to get you going.
USS Newport News Museum and Memorial Foundation; dedicated to help keep the memory of our ship alive.
Pictures of our Ship and crew over the years gone by.
Information on our next USS NN Reunion and memories of past Reunions.
USS Newport News Ship's Store, Great Place to shop. Large selection of products.
Web Site Map; Showing you what is available and who takes care of each section of our web site.
Web Site Map; Showing you what is available and who takes care of each section of our web site.

 Other Links of Interest to our shipmates

  USS Newport News Research Web Sites   Our Sister Ships USS Salem and USS Des Moines Where Can I buy Navy Memorabilia?
Searching for Ship Mates? Links to Other Navy Sites  Visit personal web sites of our Shipmates.


Researching the USS Newport News
The below web sites have additional information about the USS Newport new. Great research web pages.

Ray Kopp's Book "Thunder in the Night"  Ray Kopp, who was a member of the CR division during the 1972 Vietnam cruise, has written a wonderful book about the USS Newport News.  The book tells the story of what we all felt being in combat situations and living aboard a military combat ship during wartime.   This Book is highly recommend to anyone interested in Navy History.  This is a "Must Read book for anyone who served on the USS NN during any of the Vietnam cruises.
 
Dexter Goad's My Love of Thunder Web Site
Dexter served on the USS Newport News on 2 different Periods, First from 1961 -1964 and then again from 1966 - 1969. Dexter was a Chief Petty Officer in charge of the Main Battery Fire Control Equipment that controlled the aiming and firing of the big 8in guns. This web page has some great pictures of the NN that can not be found anywhere else on the Internet
Carl Cole's USS Newport News Information This is Carl Cole's "Vietnam Trip Website". At the top middle of the page you'll find "Thunder Research" a wonderful source of information about the USS Newport News. Deck Logs, Deployment Records, Ship's plans plus a ton of other subjects of interest to our crew.
Jim Peden's Thunder Site Jim has some good information about the weapons department and systems an the NN. I f you want to make a contribution to the information  on the web about the NN  here is your chance.
Bill Gowacki's "Thunder CA148" This is Bill Gowacki's "Thunder CA-148" web site. Lots of information about the USS Newport News on this site. Bill served on the USS Newport News from 73 to 75.
Servy's USS Newport News Web Site   Servando Pardo's collection of "Old Thunder's" History during the 1972 tour of Viet Nam. The article "A memoir and a Prayer" is a touching Memorial the Oct 1, 72 Explosion and must be read by anyone who served on the NN during this Disaster. Servy's articles will Touch your heart and bring back many memories.    
A Dicey Night Up North Here is a very good article about the raid on Hiaphong in Aug. of 72. It is written by Chuck Packer of the USS Rowan (DD782). Check this out to see what sailors on other ships thought of the fire power of the NN.
Navy History This page has a short and incomplete history of the USS Newport News.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships This is a copy of the entry in the "Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships" for the USS Newport News that is on the Haze gray site.
Model of the Newport News A 5 Foot long, Radio Control Model of the USS Newport News made by our shipmate Chuck Zendner. (Just another shameless plug for my model boating web page!)

Our Sister Ships: USS Salem & USS Des Moines

USS Salem CA-139 Museum Sister ship of the USS Newport News. Great Site with lots of pictures and Navy Information. Make sure you check out the "History Center" and their section called "Links of Interest", if you are doing research. You can get lost for hours here!
USS Des Moines Home Page USS DES MOINES REUNION ASSOCIATION and other information about our sister ship the Des Moines.

Our Guys (USS NN Shipmate's personal web sites)

Dexter Goad's My Love of Thunder Web Site Dexter served on the USS Newport News on 2 different Periods, First from 1961 -1964 and then again from 1966 - 1969. Dexter was a Chief Petty Officer in charge of the Main Battery Fire Control Equipment that controlled the aiming and firing of the big 8in guns. This web page has some great pictures of the NN that can not be found anywhere else on the Internet
Neil R. Gordon Web site for Neil's company. Neil was aboard from 70 to 72.
Bill Gowacki Bill's "Husband-Father-Veteran" web site. Bill was on board from 73 to 75.
John Harper Web site for  John's business. John served onboard from 55 to 57.

Ray Kopp

 Ray Kopp, Author of the book, “Thunder in the Night, a Sailor's Perspective on Vietnam”.  A book about the USS Newport News in Combat.  More information about his book can be found on his web site.
William (Joe) Mackey Joe's personal page. Joe served on NN 69-71.
Charles Mitchell Gunner Mitchell served on the NN during the 67-68 Viet Nam tour. Gunner was instrumental in fine tuning the bore ware and range tables for the 8 in. guns on the NN.  Gunner maintains the web page for the USS WILLIAM H. STANDLEY  CG-32 Guided Missile Cruiser.
Servy's USS Newport News Web Site  Servando Pardo's collection of "Old Thunder's" History during the 1972 tour of Viet Nam. The article "A memoir and a Prayer" is a touching Memorial the Oct 1, 72 Explosion and must be read by anyone who served on the NN during this Disaster. Servy's articles will Touch your heart and bring back many memories.
    Lost your 1972 Cruise book? You can find it here "On Line".
James A Peden Welcome to my personal web turf! Jim was aboard from 60 to 62.
John Poulos John webmasters this site that is dedicated to the Studebaker automobile. John was aboard in 67 and 68, making the first Viet Nam tour.
Tom Ryals Tom's Television Production company website. Tom was aboard 67-69, first two Viet Nam tours.
Mike Singleton Mike and Nanette's Koi fish store site. Mike was onboard 72-74.
Chuck Zendner Web Site Administrator for the USS Newport News. Chuck served aboard in 72 and 73.

    Where Can I buy Memorabilia and Navy goodies? 

USS Newport News Association Ship's Store The NNRA has a selection of Coffee cups, Hats, T-shirts, Windbreakers and other assorted items for the Crew Members of the USS Newport News. Some Items are available all year but some are only available at Reunion time. Contact store@uss-newport-news.com  for availability of supplies and details.
Atlantic Fleet Sales Lots of Navy items including postcards with the NN on them.
Richard's Military gifts If you can't find what you need in the USS NN Ship's store, then this Company will make you what you want  our Ship's Name Engraved onto it. They also have a large selection of other 'Hard to Find" Navy Items.

   Searching for Ship Mates

military.com
Good search engine for finding military people. Many other good features. The free membership to military.com brings you many great features that former and current military people will enjoy 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Dedicated to providing the most up to date and accurate information regarding the Names on The Wall in Washington DC. Every effort is made to display the info in the dignified manner that it deserves.

Looking for some old friends who did not make it back to the world with you? Here is a data base of those names listed on "The Wall" Viet Nam Memorial. Database is in alphabetical order and is broken down by Name, Rank, Branch of Service, City, State, Date of birth, Date of Incident, and panel and line numbers corresponding to the Wall.

No-Quarter

No Quarter
The Vietnam Casualty Search Page
Milam County, TX-List of Honor  Individuals Who Have Given Their Lives in the Defense of Their Country from World War I through Vietnam.  This site list our shipmate Charles W. Clinard, who lost his live aboard the USS Newport News on Oct 1, 1972.
Vet Friends This site is set up to assist in locating veterans of all services and all eras.

  General Navy/Other Links

Make the Connection provides personal video testimonials and resources to help Veterans discover ways to improve their lives. The site also provides informational resources on mental health conditions such as PTSD and traumatic brain injury, symptoms of problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, and life experiences such as transitioning from service and dealing with family and relationship challenges.
USNSM Web Links A great collection of Naval & Maritime Web Sites provided by the US Naval & Shipbuilding Museum Online (Home of the USS Salem)
United States Military Medals   Ever Wanted a Place to answer questions about for ribbons, Metals and Decorations?   Well, this site will answer all your questions. 
Place to purchase US Military Medals  Need to replace a lost medal or ribbon? Well, this site can get you what you need. 
The PX  The PX features items of interest to Vietnam Veterans, their family and friends, and the public at large, available for purchase from a variety of sources.
USS WILLIAM H. STANDLEY This Page is web mastered by our shipmate Gunner Mitchell.
Naval History Center Naval History and links to other Military related sites.
Navy Site This is a links page to other Navy sites.
Military Hotline This is a Links site to hundreds of military sites worldwide.
Warships1 "The anchor page for the worlds warships". Lots of information on warships and links to other Navy related sites.
Congressional Medal of Honor Might find this of interest. Contains a history of the award and a list of the recipients and how they earned it.
US Navy Cruiser Sailors Association Organization for all who served onboard any US cruiser.
Google Cruiser Directory This is a page of links to other cruiser sites. It can also be used to get to any of the other Google links pages.
U.S. Navy official Web Site Just about anything you want to know about the modern Navy can be found here. Contains links to all active Naval units web sites.
USS Newport News CA-148 Division of the United States Naval
Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC)
Concord, New Hampshire
Web Site for the Concord New Hampshire Sea Cadets, USS Newport News (CA-148) Division. The best youth leadership program available. Here you'll find general information about the unit and our activities as well as copies of our press releases. While we also use this site to keep unit members and their families informed about unit activities and training topics, it's open to the public, so please feel free to explore.

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