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USS Flasher (SSN 613) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Flasher (SSN 613). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 178 crew members registered for the USS Flasher (SSN 613).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – 1976 | 1977 – 1982 | 1983 – 1987 | 1988 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Townsend, John G.MMFN(SS)1971 – 1975DECK/A-DIVAS I GROW OLDER AND REFLECT ON MY LIFE I AM THANKFUL FOR ThE TOLERANCE KINDNESS AND PATIENCE OF THE MEN I HAD THE PRIVILEDGE TO SERVE. WITH. YOU WERE ALL BETTER MEN THEN I. GOD BLESS EVERY MAN
Mike, Campbell (Face)MM2Apr 1971 – May 1973AuxiliaryJust wanted to reach out to the group of sailors I had the privilege to serve with on the Flasher, what difficult but fun times we had. Thank you all for your service and your friendship!
McCullough, JohnRM3(ss)May 5, 1971 – May 2, 1975Radiotrying to contact (Lurch). My nickname was Homer.
Bowers, JerryEM2(SS)Jun 1971 – Apr 1973ElectricalRetired July 1993. Living in Modesto, CA. Still married to Karen, two grown children and two grandchildren.
Hyvonen, Chris "gump"LIEUTENANTJun 10, 1971 – Jun 10, 1974Reactor Controls then WeaponsI still tell people today that I am proud to have served with the best submarine crew in the fleet. We steamed hard and played hard. We were a tight-knit bunch then, and today I call them my friends.
Teeters, Mark (Spud)SDSN(SS)Sep 8, 1971 – Mar 1, 1974Supply/Steward
Wankowski, John (Ski)STS3(SS)Nov 16, 1971 – Nov 24, 1973sonarThe Flasher crew was the best. Had great times with the guys playing b-ball and flag football. Great crew to be on patrol with.
Peters, Bil 'little Pete;TMO2 (SS)Jan 1972 – Apr 1973Weapons - LPO DeckTorpedo room with Big Pete, Hog, Wilson Writer and Editor "The FID"
Stevens, StevenMM1Jan 1, 1972 – Mar 15, 1977AuxiliaryMy first Boat and after 35 years of service I can honestly say she was the best. Will always have fond memories of FLASHER and all the great shipmates I served with onboard her. We worked hard and played hard.
Hughey, Slick2nd class petty officerFeb 1972 –Reactor OperatorAs much as I hated it then, I STILL hate it... What a waste of my best years. Spent with a bunch of mostly pottheads. Still managed to have time to totally screw up my life since then. Guess it didn't matter after all
Weinfurter, Larry (Hotdog)MMCM(SS)Apr 2, 1972 – Jul 17, 1977"A" also COB
Stott, BillST1(SS)Jun 1972 – Jun 1978ST/DeckSailed with Captains Cobb, Bacon, Henderson and Rothert. Quals PO, Sonar Sup, Section Leader, Seaman Gang LPO, Chief of the Watch, In-Port Duty Chief. Best crew/boat in the Navy, bar none. See you at the reunion in May 2010 (Seattle).
Crouse, JohnMM1-SSJun 1972 – Sep 1976M Div - EWSMM-3 to MM-1. Leading 1st. Refueling ovhl in Mare Island. Great boat and crew. My first Battle E Boat. SINCE 1996 I manage the St. Marys Submarine Museum in St. Marys, GA. Collecting boat command brochures and photos.
Morgan, Tom ("Gorman")LTJGAug 1972 – Aug 1974SupplyThanks to all of my shipmates for making my Flasher experience one of my most treasured memories. You guys are my heroes! Thanks to "Pete" Beltran for creating my nickname by calling me "Mr. Gorman" by mistake when I reported aboard.
Huber, Bruce E-3Oct 1972 – Dec 15, 1973Nuclear LaundryWhere's that tall Texan Bobby out of A Gang, and Ike? No Washington either? Honest XO the water was not "hot!" Has anyone seen my Quals sheet?
Gardner, Lloyd (Leroy)MM1(SS)Oct 2, 1972 – Sep 23, 1976Nuclear Operations
Shehorn, MarlinETN2Dec 15, 1972 – Feb 15, 1976RCNone
Majeske, RonEM1ssFeb 10, 1973 – Aug 11, 1976E-Div
Lockwood, Newton (Norwood)STS2(SS)Mar 1, 1973 – Sep 29, 1977SONARThis was my one and only boat while I was in the silent service. It was the best time of my life.
Liden, Tim "Lurch"STS2Jun 1973 – Sep 1975SonarMy first boat and the best. Enjoy working with you all.
Conrad, John "jack"MM3(SS)Aug 1973 – Feb 1977I was perhaps the most unsuccessful sailor ever to complete his enlistment. I'm sure I still owe apologies to Chiefs Bradley/Dye and Cmdr Bacon. To Cmdr Bacon, thankyou for not sending me to the brig (tho I'm sure you often wanted to)
Majeske, SkiEM1(ss)Aug 4, 1973 – Jul 7, 1976E- Division (NUC)Greatest adventure of my life. I often remind myself of time spent in manuevering, underway with Morris & Hamrick. Soul Pig was a great mentor. I remember hitting the ocean bottom and the fog off Adak. We did it ALL.
Jones, Larry -SK3 - SSDec 1973 – Apr 1974Vic Annilino's slaveGot to Flasher just before the last Spec Op before she entered the yards at Mare Island. Qualified under Roger Bacon in only 4 months - served with Buddy Ballard, Pete Brenna and many more. Hated the yards and left to join the Swordfish.
Chang, HowardEM11974 – Apr 1, 1977Nuclear ElectricianHi Everyone! The boat was in the yards at Mare Island for most of the time I was assigned to her. That was exceedingly hard work! My best to all my Flasher shipmates!
Joe, Larry 'Joe'MM2 to MM1Jan 1974 – Apr 1976MM / ELTTo the Flasher from the USS John Adams. Flasher experience was remarkably different and definetly a performance brand. Thanks to John Crouse and Steve Stevens. Now I'm online at Larry Joe's New England FirePit.
Larner, AlanEM3(SS)Feb 1974 – Sep 1977
Burns, TerryMM3Jun 1, 1974 – Sep 1, 1976A gangIt seems so long ago.
Chappelle, Tom "chap"ST1/SSAug 1974 – Jun 1979SonarHullo shipmates ! Live in Portland, OR with wife. Kids all grown and serving our country. Been a cop ever since I got off active duty. Hope to see all of you at one time or another.
Miller, DanielET21975 – 1979ElectronicsThis was my first submarine. I thought I would never qualify. It took me longer than most people. I was thankful I stuck it out. I went on to retire as chief. I made chief at my 10 year period.
Lenox, JackSTS2Oct 15, 1975 – Sep 19, 1977SONAR Back Living in Florence, Oregon Married with no kids. I would love to hear from some of you guys. I travel up to Seattle area and all over the state of Oregon, South West, and California. I would love to hook up for a beer or 2.
Tornbom, Jeff (Boomer)MM 3 (SS)Nov 3, 1975 – Apr 23, 1979A gangJesus, guys its been a long time. Dust ball, seaman nibbler,where are the rest of you. Himmy-travis, bubba rock weiser, rolo, big bird, fat jack.
Robertson, MichaelRM2(SS)Nov 11, 1975 – Nov 11, 1979RadioStill alive, still working. Living in Sierra Vista, AZ now with my wife and dog. Kids are grown and doing their own thing. Spend a lot of time in Afghanistan working with the US Army and other nations. A good job working with good people.
Poland, TimRM3Dec 18, 1975 – Sep 12, 1978RadioLiving with family in Helena Montana. Would love to hear from other crew members. Rollo, Knipper, Sharra, Tomlin,Taft, Robinson just to name a few.
Shook, JohnSTSC (SS)1976 – 1979SonarStill kicking and living in Chocowinity, NC (don't laugh). Hope all old shipmates are doing well.
Butler, John "Buff"EM3 TO EM1 (SS) ON BOARD EMC(SS) USN Ret1976 – 1982ElectricalTHE best boat and crew ever!! I miss all who served on her. Get in touch with me if you remember me. Fair winds and Following seas to all.
Fleming, DaveFTG11976 – 1981Fire ControlFlasher was the high point of my time in the Navy. Really happy to see so many at this site! My Navy career did not go (end) too well. (Those who know understand) Now am a Technical Writer at a Biomedical company.
Goodwin, JohnET2(SS)Jan 15, 1976 – Jul 18, 1979Forward ETFlasher was my first and best boat experience!
Knipper, Mark (Krispy)SN (SS)Mar 1976 – Jun 1979Radio/SeamanI have been blessed to live many parallel lives, earned my Masters in Social Work in 98 and I have worked with homeless veterans ever since. Unfortunately, I have good job security. Yeah no one but ourselves can ever comprehend what we did.
Hyland, Travis HylandMM3Aug 24, 1976 – Sep 15, 1979auxillary
Campanale, NicholasYNC(SS)Dec 1976 – Feb 1978
Campanale, NicholasYNC(SS)Dec 31, 1976 – Feb 1978Ship's Clerk

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