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Date of Passing Dec 10, 1990
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Last Known Activity John retired in Olongapo with his wife, they adopted a lovely Filipina girl and settled into a wonderful life. John was an early riser and one morning his wife awoke to find the bedroom door blocked. After considerable effort she finally was able to get the door opened only to find her dear husband had passed away sometime earlier. His son contacted me while I was recruiting but I could not get him in the Navy from my office. Eventually another District got him in and he was able to sponsor his mother and sister to the US as his dependent.
Other Comments: A wise and salty Chief I can not tell you how much I learned about Leadership and the honor of being a Chief Petty Officer from him. Men like John Weinel should always be remembered and honored for a life time of service and sacrifice for his country and the Navy. I wish that the Chiefs, Officers and Junior Enlisted of today's Navy could have had the chance to meet this kind of warrior.
Propulsion: Two DeLaval steam turbines - 85,000 shp; 2 shafts Four 1200 psi Combustion Engineering boilers Two Six-bladed constant pitch props, Single rudder
Crew: 418 (31 officers, 387 enlisted)
Missiles: One Dual railed Mk10 Mod7 launcher Terrier/Standard-ER SAM Magazine Cap: 60 combined Terrier and ASROC): Guns: One 5-inch 54-caliber Dual purpose Mk42 Two 3-inch 50-caliber single barreled
ASW Weapons: ASROC launched from Mk 10 missile launcher Two triple tube Mk 32 torpedo mounts
Radars: SPS-10 Surface search (replaced by SPS-67 in 1991) SPS-40 Air search radar SPS-48 3-D search
SQS-26BX bow mounted sonar
Fire Control: One MK 14 Weapons Direction System One MK 114 ASW fire control system One Mk 76 Mod 9 missile fire control system using 2 SPG-55B radars One Mk 68 Gun Fire Control System with SPG-53F radar (5" gun) Two Manual visual directors for 3" 50 caliber guns
One SLQ-32 electronic Warfare Suite
SLQ-25 Nixie towed torpedo decoy
Chaffroc - rocket deployed chaff dsipensers
Decommissioned 24 March 1994 at Naval Station, San Diego, CA.
CAPT Christofferson Jr., Edward A. - 08 Apr 67 to 29 Nov 70
CAPT Tyler, Claude L. - 29 Nov 68 to 13 Aug 70
CAPT Hilton, Jack - 13 Aug 70 to 06 Mar 72
CAPT Reichert, Herbert E. - 06 Mar 72 to 26 Apr 74
CAPT Collins, Phillip K. - 26 Apr 74 to 9 Oct 75
CAPT Farnham, Charles G. - 9 Oct 75 to 1 Feb 78
CAPT Donnell III, John S. (retired VADM) - 1 Feb 78 to 6 Feb 80
CAPT Richardson, Daniel C. (retired RADM) - 6 Feb 80 to 13 Feb 82
CAPT Sullivan III, Geroge E. - 13 Feb 82 to 15 Feb 84
CAPT McCoy, Jimmy H. - 15 Feb 84 to 10 Oct 85
CAPT Lockett III, Joseph L. - 10 Oct 85 to 6 Aug 86
CAPT Bailey, Fred W. - 6 Aug 86 to 27 Sep 86
CAPT Genet, Richard P. - 27 Sep 86 to 19 Aug 88
CAPT Plott, Barry M. - 19 Aug 88 to 10 Sep 90
CAPT Blount Jr., Thomas E. - 10 Sep 90 to 17 Dec 92
CAPT Dorsey, Gordon O. - 17 Dec 92 to 24 Mar 94
Best Moment When he caught an eight foot shark and we ate it!
Other Memories When he made Master Chief he still had Senior Chief FT on his dress blues. He was actually an FT called back from retirement to work on the USS New Jersey. The only way the Navy could get him to change to an FC was to promote him to Master Chief!!!!!!!!!