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This is a list of  (382)Princeton Shipmates from 1945-1970 signed on to THIS Website.
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7 Responses to "Membership list"

  1. dgrita@aol.com

    Fresh out of Boot Camp (Great Lakes), I reported aboard in November 1956 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. I had typing in high school so when the chief in the personnel office asked if I could type, I said I could and went to the Supply Department, S-3 Division. LTjg Andrews was the division officer.
    In my time (through 1958) “Sweet Pea” made two Far East cruises, the second one including a rescue mission to Sri Lanka (then Ceylon). We crossed the Equator, had ports of call at Singapore and Columbo, Ceylon. I saw a map in an airline office and realized I was half way around the world from Central Illinois.
    About 20 years ago, I attended a Princeton (CVS-37) reunion in Charleston, S.C.
    D.G. Schumacher, Little River SC

    • Robert Hall

      Hi, Mr. Schumacher,

      You beat me to the Princeton but not by much. I went aboard in Long Beach, as a Photographer’s Mate 3rd. I am sure we crossed paths, as I did the cruise book photography for both cruises, visited Sri Lanka with you, Japan, Hong Kong and all the rest. Yeah, a great start for teen-agers, wasn’t it?

      I have been to a couple of reunions and enjoyed the memories. Coming to Great Lakes later this year?
      Hope to see you there. Let’s laugh a little.
      By the way, I come to Charleston off and on to visit relatives. Always enjoy Patriot’s Point.

      Bob Hall, then of California, now of southern Illinois.

      • michael newman

        hey robert hall, i was also a photographer aboard the princeton on that cruise… was attached to hs-8 and worked in the photo lab. one of my pictures is in the 57 cruise book… made pha3 on that cruise… we also stopped in trincomalee in northern ceylon… i remember that we lost a helo in ceylon… i was never much good as a ph, changed over to radioman in ’63… retired in ’75… haven’t been to any princeton reunions, but have been to a uss tattnall reunion as well as a couple of naval training center bainbridge reunions… always fun to talk about old times…

    • James Green

      I reported for duty in nov of 1956 also. And was assigned to S-2 division. First duty assignment was a fire watch on top of the super structure when they welded on the antenna mast! I was a storekeeper. Mainly electronic store room on the 0-2 deck. Remember Randy Sparks? The Christy minstrel singers? He was 2 doors down. Spent 2 years and went to instrument school in 1958. Have been trying to remember you. Haven’t attended any reunions. I should though!

      Jim Green, Montrose, CO (originally from Chagrin Falls, Ohio)

  2. sextonjw111@gmail.com

    Fresh out of Boot camp San Diego 1951, reported on board USS Princeton CV-37 at age 17 and off to Korean war. My fellow ship mates and leaders were mostly ww2 Vet’s and I was taught old school Navy, I was also the youngest and only new kid in my division of V3G and I took many licks as many jokes and pranks were played on my young dumb butt. But Today in all of my three years on board it is my fondest memories and I retired after 24 years of service having served on other carriers and many squadrons the Sweet P is my number one.

  3. sextonjw111@gmail.com

    CAG 19 and CAG 19 XRAY were the Princeton’s Primary Air Groups in the Beginning of operations in Korea, But the last Air group to finish the campaign was CAG 15, For which you don’t see much written about. I served with both while on the Princeton and they both did a great job. I was still on board when we became a ASW ship but l transferred off the morning of her deployment as a CVS Going back to the Fleet and Far East..

  4. artw@reagan.com

    Reported aboard Sweet Pea” in November of 1956 in Bremerton, straight out of AB”U” school as as an 18 year old ABUAN. One of the few advanced to ABU-3 as the rate was pretty much closed at that time. If I remember correctly, out of a hundred or so taking the test, seven of us got rated. Thank you “A” school! Left the ship after 19 months for change of rate program and AT”A” school in Memphis.
    On the Princeton I was assigned to the port catapult crew – ran hold back, then deck edge operator, finally port cat captain. H4B Mod 1 hydraulic cats – never forget it – still remember the pig pressure! Retired from the Navy in November 1974, in VP-8 at NAS Brunswick, ME.

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