Castle, William, CDR

Limited Duty Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Naval Communications
Current/Last Primary NEC
619X-Limited Duty Officer - Surface Communications
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Limited Duty Officer
Primary Unit
1995-1996, 000X, NCTS Cutler ME
Previously Held NEC
23CQ-Submarine Combined Cryptographic Equipment Maintenance Technician
719X-Warrant Officer - Surface Communications Technician
719X-Warrant Officer - Communications Technician
712X-Warrant Officer - Operations Technician - Surface
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Service Years
1961 - 1996
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Naval Communications

 Official Badges 

Allied Command Atlantic Joint Chiefs of Staff US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

Persian Gulf Yacht Club Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon

Persian Excursion LDO/CWO Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

Diesel Boats Forever Enlisted GONZO Station Yacht Club Excellence Award for the best Communication Departments Maritime Warfare Excellence Award

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  1981-1983, 619X, USS Midway (CV-41)

Lieutenant Commander

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USS Midway (CV-41) Unit Page

Lieutenant Commander

619X-Limited Duty Officer - Surface Communications


 USS Midway (CV-41) Details

USS Midway (CV-41)

(later CVA-41 and CV-41)


Displacement 45,000 Tons, Dimensions, 968' (oa) x 113' x 35' (Max) 
Armament 18 x 5"/54AA 84 x 40mm, 68 x 20mm, 137 Aircraft. 
Armor, 7.6" Belt, 3 1/2" Flight Deck, 2" Deck, 6 1/2" Conning Tower. 
Machinery, 212,000; SHP, Geared turbines, 4 screws 
Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 4104. 
Operational and Building Data

Built by Newport News. Designation changed from CV 41 to CVB 41 15 July 1943. 
Laid down 27 Oct 1943, launched 20 Mar 1945, commissioned 10 Sept 1945.

Named for the Battle of Midway, USS MIDWAY was the lead ship of her class, three of which were completed, with another two ships cancelled. Serving her country for 47 years, more than 200,000 American veterans served aboard her. During that time, the USS MIDWAY saw service off Vietnam, in the Persian Gulf and in a number of other conflicts and crises. After being the first aircraft carrier forward deployed for 17 years in Yokosuka, Japan, she returned to North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego for decommissioning in April of 1992. In over five decades of service, she received the Presidential Unit Citation; Navy Unit Commendation; U.S. Navy & Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal; Navy Occupation Service Medal; China Service Expeditionary Medal; and Vietnam Service Medal.

Commissioned as CVB 41, the MIDWAY was redesignated as attack aircraft carrier CVA 41 on October 1, 1952, and multi-purpose aircraft carrier CV 41 on June 30, 1975.

Today, the MIDWAY is serving as a floating museum in the city of San Diego. There are two Photo Tours of the USS MIDWAY Museum available. Click 
here for a Photo Tour with photos from 2007 or click here for photos from 2008 and 2010.

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit

Aircraft Carrier

Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Nov 5, 2009
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USS Midway (CV-41)

McGrail, Charles, RADM, (1957-1991) OFF 111X Captain
Detchemendy, Edward, CDR, (1963-1990) OFF 131X Commander
Eschenbaum, John, CDR, (1968-1996) OFF 000X Commander
Bois, John, LCDR, (1974-1994) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Bois, John, LCDR, (1974-1994) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Hargrave, Bobby, CDR, (1973-1995) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Lamey, James, LCDR, (1965-1985) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Mally, Patrick, LCDR, (1980-2002) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
McPheeters, James, CAPT, (1970-1994) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Anderson, Charles, LCDR, (1978-1993) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Higgins, Gary, LT, (1978-1987) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Mitchell, G D, LCDR, (1967-1988) OFF 161X Lieutenant
Reusser, Samuel, LT, (1959-1990) OFF 638X Lieutenant
Sproule, Stuart, LT, (1982-1986) OFF 113X Lieutenant
Stanczak, Dennis, CDR, (1982-2010) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Stone, Mark, CAPT, (1980-2007) OFF 152X Lieutenant
Martone, Stephen, LTJG, (1980-1983) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Murihead, John, LTJG, (1978-1981) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Schomburg, Paul, LCDR, (1980-1994) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Edwards, Michael, CAPT, (1978-2009) OFF 130X Ensign
Delgado, Anibl, CWO4, (1959-1990) OFF 734X Chief Warrant Officer 4
Ellis, Elton, CWO4, (1960-1990) OFF 751X Chief Warrant Officer 4
Palmer, Michael, PO3, (1982-1988) OFF 1710 Petty Officer Third Class
Starry, Jon, SCPO, (1982-2002) OFF 000X Airman
Braxton, Russell, AN, (1980-1985) OFF 1710 Airman Apprentice
Crothers, Richard, SCPO, (1959-1982) CT CT-9124 [Other Service Rank]
Derus, Richard, CWO4, (1964-1988) AO AO-0812 Chief Warrant Officer 4
Eveland, James, CWO4, (1980-2010) AB ABH-0000 Chief Warrant Officer 4
Ritter, Ken, LCDR, (1960-1991) AT 9521 Chief Warrant Officer 3
Huth, Willie, MCPO, (1959-1984) HT HT-4954 Master Chief Petty Officer
Bair, Gregory, LT, (1965-1992) OS OS-0319 Senior Chief Petty Officer
BROWN, TERRY, SCPO, (1964-1993) EW EW-1781 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Cottingham, James, SCPO, (1962-1986) ET ET-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Gage, Walter, CNOCM, (1963-1993) YN YN-2526 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Malone, John, MCPO, (1959-1996) SH SH-3111 Senior Chief Petty Officer
McCord, John, SCPO, (1972-1993) AB ABH-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Newton, Walter (Nick), SCPO, (1982-2003) BT BT-4502 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Roberge, Robert, SCPO, (1973-1993) OS OS-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Stark, Clyde, SCPO, (1958-1983) RM RM-2318 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Swientek, Joseph, LT, (1964-1989) CTO CTO-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Achilles, Reginald, CPO, (1965-1985) AD AD-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Bachman, Dennis, SCPO, (1962-1990) 00 8241 Chief Petty Officer
Beaver, Joyce, CWO4, (1970-2000) AT AT-6673 Chief Petty Officer
Beck, John, CPO, (1965-1990) EN EN-4333 Chief Petty Officer
Beltran, Romeo, CWO3, (1967-1991) DK DK-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Carver, Al, CDR, (1975-2010) OS OS-0318 Chief Petty Officer
Hanford, Stan, CPO, (1973-1993) MM MM-4204 Chief Petty Officer
Hopkins, Steve, CPO, (1973-1995) EW 1761 Chief Petty Officer
Hower, Dale, SCPO, (1968-1988) ET ET-1510 Chief Petty Officer
Hubbard, B.K., SCPO, (1956-1986) IS IS-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Jackson, Roderic, PO3, (1981-1985) PN PN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Luansing, David, CPO, (1965-1991) MA MA-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Ludington, Harrison, SCPO, (1974-1997) MM MM-4204 Chief Petty Officer
McCash, Greg, CPO, (1981-2002) AT AT-6633 Chief Petty Officer
McCreary, Norman, CPO, (1964-1984) DP DP-2741 Chief Petty Officer
Metzger, Anthony, CPO, (1966-1992) YN YN-2514 Chief Petty Officer
Morris, Reid, CPO, (1969-1991) ET ET-1438 Chief Petty Officer
Morton, Richard, MCPO, (1970-1998) AB ABF-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Nimocks, Dean, CPO, (1970-1990) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer

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