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USS Nautilus (SSN 571) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Nautilus (SSN 571). 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 77 crew members registered for the USS Nautilus (SSN 571).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1972 | 1973 – now

Booth, OscarSgt. First class1953 – Nov 1956USNMy grandpa has a signed picture of the 1st nuclear submarine.. I know he Was an engineer. I would appreciate any information anybody has about him
Degnan, Joseph profile iconEM 1 (SS)Dec 17, 1956 –E DIVIn August 1954 volunteered for Submarine Duty, Subsequently serving in and earning his Dolphins on the Diesel/Electric submarine, USS SARDA (SS 488) [1955] and then the first Nuclear Powered Submarine, USS NAUTILUS,
Price, ClarenceTM31957 – 1959Atlantic subI would like to contact any other Panapos.
Parshall, CharlesEMCS SS1957 – 1968EngineeringServed on Eight and qualified on Seven submarines. I was in for 20 years, from 1950-1970. I can honestly say I enjoyed every minute of those 20 years.
Waldron, RonaldAUXJul 1957 – Jan 1958EngineeringMy Dad served aboard the Nautilus and am trying to leave a lasting legacy for him
William, GumSenior ChiefJan 1, 1958 – Jan 1, 1968PortsmouthI'm hoping to find any information on my father William "Ben" Gum; a submariner of 20 years. I know he worked on the Nautilus, but I'm hoping to find out if he was part of the crew. He retired as an EMSC "Nuclear:
Brown, Gary JSN - ET3 - ET2 (SS)1959 – Jun 10, 1962Operations ElectronicsLost contact with so many friends! Fred Knouse, John Krawczyk, Mike Harmody, Boyd Cohenour, Wayne Hock, YN "Moon" Mullins, "Robbie" Roberts, ... LT Frank Slattery, the best Officer I ever knew, later CO of Scorpion, lost when she went
Ross, DavidSN(SS)Dec 26, 1959 – Jul 11, 1961DeckThe expeience of my life.
Tinkham, George "tink"EN1 (SS)Oct 18, 1961 – May 11, 1967 "A "Me and the "chimp" Ray Sanborn, with " Doc " Bonner. Good times in Portmouth NH on overhaul. Still can't believe I'm still kicking. Still as wild as every.
Ingraham, GaryMM 1(SS)Nov 15, 1961 – Dec 16, 1965MachineryServed with SO MANY great people on a great submarine!
Ziller, ErichETR2(SS)Sep 22, 1962 – Dec 17, 1962OPERATIONS A great ship & great crew. Went to USS Ethan Allen SSBN-608B. Returned to 571as a USNR ETC(SS) 3 or 4 times. Now reside in Mishicot, WI as a Retired Reserve. Worked 34 years at Point Beach Nuclear Plant. My first boat was USS Sago SSN-583.
Weeks, BobSOS2 (SS)Nov 15, 1962 – Dec 19, 1963Sonar GangGreat times - full of sea stories. First Nuke to Med...What a trip..YN1 Warobe..and Ken Phister! Days that will never be forgotten. ASDIC was a popular Hangout. Even for non-Sonar types
Robinson, Tommy "Robby"RM1(SS)1963 – 1967OPS/RadioOperated out of the "Bat Cave" (Radio room) with Lenny Scherer, Kenny Shelton & Richie Burke.
Shook, JohnSTS2 (SS)Jan 1964 – May 1967OpsStill around, hope my old shipmates are doing well. Tommy Robinson and I still communicate. Great first boat of my 20 yr career. Retired and living in Eastern North Carolina.
Varela, AlfredQMC(ss)Jul 3, 1964 – Dec 31, 1983QMsSSBN 640 SSN 571 SSBN 641 SSN 650 TI San Francisco SSN 664 The Ohio State University NROTC
Grover, CharlieEN2 SSNov 1, 1964 – Jun 29, 1968AGOOD TIMES , GREAT MEMORIES
Halstead, Dennis/roseyE4 ELECTONIC TECH.Mar 13, 1965 – Mar 4, 1967OperationsNautilus my first and only ship. Proud to have served on her.
Trier, RobertYN1Oct 15, 1965 – Jun 24, 1966radio room and helmI can remember Ray H Sanborn (chimp) and tink and the corsman bonner. the first two were good men
Keller, TerrenceMM2(SS)1966 – 1968M-DivGreat crew and a lot of memories from a long time ago.
Barham, LonnieSK3(SS)1966 – 1968Control/SupplyGreat years! Great shipmates! Northern run, Bermuda, the Owl, collision with Essex, Portsmouth shipyard, a “million” hours on the helm/bow planes/stern planes/lookout. A great experience. Would love to do it again!
Neaves, JamesEM1 (SS)Jan 1966 – Jun 1969ElectricalCheck out this.
Trafka, TedETR2(SS)Aug 1966 – Jul 1969E/RCIt was a long time before I qualified but the guys finally got me straightened out. GREAT CREW
Keller, TerrenceMM3(SS)Sep 1966 – Sep 1968Machinery
Kinne, BruceMM1(SS)Feb 1968 – Mar 1971MEWS/EOOW
Witherspoon, DavidFTG2 (SS)Apr 11, 1968 – May 19, 1969WEAPONS DEPTFire Control Division. Sonar/Radar/ECM Watch Stander. First Boat and Qualified. Transferred to USS Skipjack. Reunions every 2 years (even number years) with great turnouts!
Marsh, DaveET1 (SS)Oct 1968 – Dec 1970RC Div
Salts, ThomasE51969 – 1972E-DIV
Pike Tm3 Ssbn, JohnTM3 SSN/SSBN1970 – 1971served as forward auxillary man at sea , weapons division in port
Vettovalli, Johnmm31970 – Dec 1972A gang
Hayes, KennethEM2(SS)1970 – 1972Electrical
Lewis, JohnETR21970 – 1974Reactor OperatorA sea gull blown all over the engine room. Got to close to the elephant trunk bringing air in through a red devil blower. Emptying the entire chill and freeze box overboard due to no AC working. ASR coming out
Carlo, Pedro (Pete)MS1(ss)Jan 7, 1970 – Jul 1, 1972supply (food serviceI rt from navy in jan 86 work in nyc nypd rt from their living in fl
Travis, GlennMM2Mar 1970 – May 1970MTAD while waiting for my boomer to come in. First boat I rode and made my first dive on.
Wilson, RossETN2(SS)Nov 1970 – Dec 1971Engineering - Reactor Operation
Harrington, RickETR2Jul 1, 1971 – Jun 5, 1975Electronics
Sassone, JohnETCS(SS)Nov 3, 1971 – May 28, 1975Electronics
Lawson, RobertSNDec 1971 – Nov 1973Supply DepartmentI was a ships storekeeper along with Ltjg Sweet and Chief Johnson.
Smith, DonaldETR21972 – Dec 1974Engineering
Jackson, MatthewE5Jan 1972 – Sep 1974NavigationAKA “Jet”
Hilton, BobTM3Apr 12, 1972 – May 15, 1972Weapons
Talipsky, RayMidshipman 1cJun 1972 – Aug 1972FirstCommanding Officer Duke Cockfield worked for 1st Lt Jim Briscoe
Silvernail, DennisRetired in 1991 as an E9 MMCM (SS)Aug 1972 – Oct 1972MM3 AuxiliaryThis is Dennis' wife, Nancy. It's with sadness that I report his death on April 28, 2011 from a very rare disease, PML, developed after a double lung transplant in April of 2010. He was buried with full military honours.
Reynoldes, KeithMM-3 TO MM2(SS)Sep 28, 1972 – Sep 4, 1975Machinerycompleted the 72-75 overhaul at EB, and the 75 Med trip

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