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USS Gato (SSN 615) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Gato (SSN 615). 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 158 crew members registered for the USS Gato (SSN 615).

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Luther, SamuelMm3Jan 22, 1972 – 1974Nuclear mm
Subora, WalterETR2Feb 10, 1972 – Jul 15, 1976Nuclear Reactor OperatorWas on 1 Med Cruise, 2 North Atlantic cruises and a Caribbean cruise where we tested the MK-48 torpedo and went in and out of Gitmo all the time. Also, spent several days on Saint Croix.
Craw, DanET2(SS)Apr 1972 – Jun 1974NAV/OPSLooking for Mark Gill.
Elmeier, Terry (Fudd)TM2 (SS)May 1972 – Jul 1975Weapons
Reid, JimMM2Aug 1, 1972 – Dec 1973M DivisionFriend of Harlan Swendsen. We had a lot of good times together with Sam Luther. RIP
Palmer, Duane / DpTM 2Oct 1972 – Oct 1975Torpedo
Walworth, DouglasMMC (SS)Jan 10, 1973 – Aug 5, 1976M division
Welch, Pete "suppo Or Slick"LTJ.G.May 1973 – Jul 1975Started with Harscheid as CO and finished with Partlow
Duke, BrianIC2(SS)Jul 9, 1973 – May 11, 1976E-Div
Struck, StephenYN3(SS)Oct 1, 1973 – Aug 1, 1974AdministrationLast minute transfer to make the 73-74 Med run. Good crew, liked Chris Nichols as XO. Left Gato and the Navy in August of 74.
Ledgerwood, LenICFN1974 – 1976IC DivReported as an ICFN non-qual and earned my dolphins by learning from the finest teachers in the fleet.
O'Neill, JosephFTC(SS)1974 – 1979Fire ControlBest command I ever served on. Crew was tight, professional, and fun to run with.
Andrews, Charles AndrewsTM2 (SS)Aug 1974 – Jun 1976WEPS/TMServed with Terry (FUDD)Elmeier, Chunky Campbell, Lt Hornberger, Ltjg Auckland, Chief Schindler, Big Andy, "Murch", Bob Astle, and so on.
Johnson, ErickMM1 (SS)Sep 1974 – Nov 7, 1978\"A\"
Gutman, MarkMM-3Nov 1974 – Nov 1975AHeevee
Rackle, WilliamET1SSDec 1974 – Dec 1977
Boos, RandyTM2/SSMay 15, 1975 – Dec 1, 1978WEAPONS / TM
Johns, CliffE6Sep 1975 – Nov 1, 1979Elecrical NuclearI grew up in the Navy having joined at 17 w/parent's approval. Frotunate to have great leaders and a good crew. Blue Nosed Ditch Digger This boat kicked.
Cole, Arthur3rd class petty OfficerDec 6, 1975 – Sep 15, 1979Sonar weapons divisionLooking for old shipmates on USS Gato 615 1975-1979
Burnett, StanMM1 (SS)Dec 20, 1975 – Oct 16, 1980M DivWow! What a ride!
Wiszniewski, FrankQMSNDec 31, 1975 – Oct 2, 1976navagation
Platt, DavidET1(SS) E-6Mar 1976 – Jun 1979Reactor ControlsSome of the best times in my life. Got married while onboard, went on 1976 UNITAS trip completely around South America and refueling/overhaul in Pascagoula, MS.
Smith, DougET1 ( SS )Jul 4, 1976 – Aug 8, 1980OE01Great boat and crew. Served in the Overhaul from Hell, Pascagoula, 1977 to 1980. Twidget power!
Jenkins, DavidE-3Oct 16, 1976 – Jan 20, 1977Deck
Christianson, Ben (Chris)MM2 - MM1Nov 1976 – Sep 1979AHeck of a boat to earn my dolphins on. Drink, Drink, Drink.....
Giddeon, RichardMM2Dec 26, 1976 – Aug 28, 1980MBest time I ever had. Just wish I knew it when I was there.
Galayda, MikeEM2 SS1977 – 1980E DivJoined the boat in Pascagoula, MS, learned all about Mississippi-Mexican Food at Chico's, went to Marti Gra during a police strike, weathered two hurricains, learned to fly, and would gladly do it all over again!
Basara, Brent profile iconSTS1(SS)Feb 1977 – Mar 1978Sonar
Morris, StanET2(SS)May 1977 – Sep 1980Forward ElectronicsWay too much time in overhaul - too little time at sea.
Fjellstad, MichaelET 1 ssJul 15, 1977 – Dec 27, 1980Foward Electronics
Means, Russell, "r.d."MM1Sep 1977 – Apr 1981MServed under Cmdrs Partlow and Asher. Div chiefs, Irwin, Edmunds, Hotstream
Adams, AnthonySTS1Jun 1978 – Apr 1982SonarTell Mike Doughtery Hello!
Harding, ScottLTJGDec 1978 – Jan 1980
Keller, TravisMM3 / SS1979 – Jul 1981A-GangReported to the Gato the day after Hurricane Andrew and had a blast in the ship yard! Hello Jim and Mark I still remember the bikes - the police - Patty rafting
Shepard, JohnQM2Jan 10, 1979 – Dec 21, 1981QM NavigationPart of the greatest submarine navigating team there ever was!
Duczkowski, Brian (Dutch)SEAMANFeb 18, 1979 – Sep 3, 1980weaponsthe best friends,great food,and the most fun i ever had in my very best to all of you
Adams, Anthony (Tony)STS1May 1979 – Jul 1981SonarBesides the Sonar Chiefs, the other crew and officers were great!
Putman, Lee profile iconMM1May 1, 1979 – Jul 23, 1983MachineryStill looking for a few shipmates: Mike Gailida EM1 nuke, Captain Ascher, Dough Boone MM1 ELT, I have a number for Brian Bowers. I found Mike Galayda and Brian Bowers. Also located Capt Ascher on Linked In.
Johnson, FlemmingEM1 (SS)Jul 1979 – Apr 8, 1983EJoined Gato at the shipyard in P'goula, MS. Was here long enough to meet the girl that became (and is still) my wife - 33 years ago. Onboard was hard work but best, funniest and longest lasting friendships ever!
Malloch, Wayne (Doc)HMCAug 1979 – Sep 1982Medical Department-CorpsmanFirst submarine. Got my Dolphins on "The Black Cat". Great crew. Served with some crewmembers again on SSN-687.

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