Saunders, Duncan Reid, YNC

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Chief Petty Officer
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1982-1984, YN-0000, USS England (CG-22)
Service Years
1969 - 1989
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Sioux City
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Florence, AZ

Date of Passing
Jan 15, 2016
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US Navy Retired 20

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US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated Cold War Veteran

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  1971-1972, YN-0000, USS Saratoga (CVA-60)


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USS Saratoga (CVA-60) Unit Page

Petty Officer Second Class


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 USS Saratoga (CVA-60) Details

USS Saratoga (CVA-60)

(later CV-60)

Displacement 56,000 Tons, Dimensions, 1039' (oa) x 129' 1" x 37' (Max)
Armament 8 x 5"/54, 100 Aircraft.
Armor, Unknown.
Machinery, 280,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 34 Knots, Crew 3800 - 4280.

Operational and Building Data

Ordered as a "Large Aircraft Carrier", hull number CVB-60. Contract awarded to the New York Naval Shipyard, New York City, N.Y., 23 Jul 1952. Reclassified as an "Attack Aircraft Carrier" (CVA-60), 1 Oct 1952. Laid down 16 Dec 1952, launched 8 Oct 1955, commissioned 14 Apr 1956.

Reclassified as a "Multi-purpose Aircraft Carrier" (CV-60), 30 Jun 1972. Modernized at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Oct 1980-Feb 1983 under SLEP (Service Life Extension Program). Decommissioned at the Naval Station, Mayport, Fla., 20 Aug 1994, and stricken from the Navy List the same day; towed to Philadelphia, PA, in May 1995, then to Newport, RI, in Aug 1998 (upon deactivation of the Philadelphia Navy Yard). First placed on donation hold, her status was then changed to "disposal as an experimental ship." Returned to donation hold on 1 Jan 2000.


Status: Stricken. Navy approved the removal of ex-Saratoga from donation hold and authorized that she be scrapped in a SECNAV-signed letter dated 2 Apr 2010. Ex-Saratoga left Pier 1, NAVSTA Newport, 21 Aug 2014, under tow, en route to her final destination at a dismantling facility in Brownsville, TX. Scrapping to be completed in December 2018.


CVA-60 (later CV-60) was named for the Battle of Saratoga, September and October 1777. It was a decisive American victory resulting in the surrender of an entire British army of 9,000 men invading New York from Canada during the American Revolutionary War. The Battle of Saratoga was actually two battles about 9 miles south of Saratoga, New York (NS020351a), namely the Battle of Freeman's Farm and the Battle of Bemis Heights, and is related with the earlier Battle of Bennington, about 15 miles east of Saratoga. The surrender of General John Burgoyne, who was surrounded by much larger American militia forces, took place after his retreat to Saratoga. The capture of an entire British army secured the northern American states from further attacks out of Canada and prevented New England from being isolated. A major result was that France entered the conflict on behalf of the Americans, thus dramatically improving the Americans' chances in the war. The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point in the Revolutionary War.

The first Battle at Saratoga, generally referred to by historians as Freeman's Farm, began with John Burgoyne's offensive (19 September), the British lost two men for every one American casualty. In terms of ground gained, however, both sides fought to a draw. In the second Battle, otherwise known as Bemis Heights (7 October), British losses were four to one. The rebels' victory was overwhelming. After negotiations, Burgoyne officially surrendered on 17 October. He returned to England in disgrace and was never given another command. When news of the American victory reached Europe, France entered the war on the side of the patriots. Money and supplies flowed to the American cause, providing Washington's Continental Army with the support necessary to continue its fight against Great Britain. Britain's loss at Saratoga was disastrous because it showed the European powers that the rebels were capable of defeating the English on their own. More than any other event, it would prove decisive in determining the eventual outcome of the War and the victory of Patriots.

American warships that had previously borne the name:

  1. A Continental Navy sloop-of-war.
  2. corvette.
  3. sloop-of-war.
  4. cruiser.
  5. An aircraft carrier of World War II fame.


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Aircraft Carrier

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Last Updated: Feb 19, 2019
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183 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Saratoga (CVA-60)

Spratt, Connie (Jack), SCPO, (1956-1975) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Norton, Larry, PO2, (1969-1975) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Plante, Albert, PO3, (1968-1972) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hagerty, Vincent, SN, (1969-1971) YN YN-0000 Seaman
Trebino, Charles, SN, (1970-1974) YN YN-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Collins, Mark E., PO2, (1972-1974) YN YN-2505 Petty Officer Second Class
Paine, Ralph, PO3, (1969-1973) YN CYN-0000 Seaman
Richards, James, SA, (1969-1971) YN CYN-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Cruise, William, CDR, (1939-1971) OFF 131X Commander
Earnest, Charles Milligan, CDR, (1956-1972) OFF 131X Commander
Davis, Francis John, LCDR, (1962-1972) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Wright, Frederick Williston, CDR, (1958-1972) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
McRaney, Lynn, LT, (1968-1971) OFF 110X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Schoonover, Robert, LTJG, (1956-1976) OFF 647X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Collum, Billy, MCPO, (1970-1992) MS MS-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Elk, Joe, MCPO, (1955-1973) ET ET-1441 Master Chief Petty Officer
Clark, William, SCPO, (1968-1990) HT HT-9508 Senior Chief Petty Officer
McLeod, Charles, CPO, (1963-1984) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
McLeod, Charles, CPO, (1963-1987) EM EM-4615 Chief Petty Officer
Pingry, Rick, MCPO, (1959-Present) MM MM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Taylor, Paul, CPO, (1962-1982) SK SK-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Bryant, Garlond, PO1, (1965-1985) 00 90LG Petty Officer First Class
Davis, Raymond, PO1, (1963-1972) AD AD-6422 Petty Officer First Class
Fowler, Gene, CPO, (1959-1978) AE AE-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hoffman, Evan, CPO, (1960-1976) CS CS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hogle, Paul, CPO, (1967-1988) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Lachapell, Edmund, PO1, (1960-1971) EM EM-4671 Petty Officer First Class
Poortvliet, Albert, PO1, (1951-1973) AT ATR-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Reno, Frank, CPO, (1957-1980) DS DS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
SEEKER, JAMES, PO1, (1952-1971) AO 8286 Petty Officer First Class
Spearman, William, PO1, (1966-1981) AC AC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Sump, Harry, PO1, (1969-1975) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Watson, Jerry, CPO, (1962-1984) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Avery, William, PO2, (1967-1973) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Beaudoin, Robert, PO2, (1970-1974) AE AE-7133 Petty Officer Second Class
Bogue, Edward, PO2, (1967-1971) AQF AQF-8324 Petty Officer Second Class
Brassine, Larry, PO2, (1967-1972) MR MR-4401 Petty Officer Second Class
Clark, Fred, PO2, (1968-1972) GMG GMG-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Curran, Frank, CPO, (1968-1989) DC DC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Daniel, Robert, PO2, (1967-1975) PR PR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Dickens, Steve, PO2, (1968-1972) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Donahue, Richard, PO2, (1970-1976) AQ AQ-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Edwards, Buddy, PO2, (1970-1978) AK AK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ennis, William, PO2, (1967-1971) CYN CYN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Flair, John, PO2, (1968-1972) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Franklin, Richard, PO2, (1968-1972) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
HAGARTY, MICHAEL, PO2, (1968-1972) AE 8345 Petty Officer Second Class
Hale, Allen, PO2, (1969-1974) IC IC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hargis, Gerald, CPO, (1969-1989) AM AM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Kleinmaier, Guenter, CWO4, (1970-2000) AD ADJ-8309 Petty Officer Second Class
Krueger, William, PO2, (1968-1972) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Linville, Lewis, SCPO, (1966-1989) ET ET-1436 Petty Officer Second Class
Mark, John, PO2, (1964-1972) ADR ADR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Nelson, Dave, CPO, (1966-1997) LI LI-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Payne, Douglas, PO2, (1967-1971) RD RD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Pommerening, Keith, PO2, (1971-1975) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Quinn, Donald, PO2, (1967-1971) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Richter, John, PO2, (1965-1971) RD RD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Roberts, Tommie, PO2, (1961-1971) CS CS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class

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