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USS Blueback (SS 581) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Blueback (SS 581). 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 112 crew members registered for the USS Blueback (SS 581).

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Ayers, JesseEN 2 SSSep 1971 – May 1974Engineering
Lewis, HarveyFTG 2 (SS)1972 – Sep 1975Weapons
Wilson, Jeff (Willy)YN3(SS)1972 – 1974Ship's YeomanHave great memories of friends on Blueback! If you can, go see her in Portland.
Diehl, RobQM2(SS)May 1972 – Sep 1975Quartermaster
Butler, ScottIC2/SSMay 15, 1972 – Jul 13, 1975IC GangDBF Best boat - best crew - best times ! WestPacs Forever ?
Selby, William "w.c."RM3Aug 6, 1973 – Nov 1974RadioServed with Sid Robbins (RM), Greg "Buds" Liggett (EN), Gary McCabe (RM). Prior duty aboard USS Trigger (SS564), sold to Italian Navy (SS Livio Piomarta) in July 1973.
Montague, DavidQM3Dec 1974 – Jan 1976westpac
Morrow, ChrisSonar Tech1975 – 1978SonarGood times. A long time ago.
Clary, DavidSTS1May 1, 1975 – Jul 15, 1979SonarGreat boat, Hawaii and San Diego as home ports, Unitas to South america and Westpac, think of it often
Giblin, TomIC2Jun 1, 1975 – Dec 28, 1977IC DivsionI was an IC man on the Blueback from 1975 to 1977. We completed a bunch of local ops and torpedo firings early on, went to Pearl harbor shipyard and eventually went to San Diego. Went on a UNITAS deployment to SA.
Greenberg, AlanEM2/SSAug 1975 – Nov 1977E Division
Wardlaw, Michael PEN3SSSep 1975 – Feb 12, 1980ENSome of the best times of my life. I worked on Submarines for 20 yrs. at PSNS S38 when I got out.
Provins, Robert "Bob"COB1976 – 1978unkownMy father, Bob, passed away in 2003 from cancer. I thought I might post his name in hopes that if you remember him might share any memories for the grandkids. Thanks. Please call 619.851.8683 or email. Doug Provins.
Smith, RobinPO 2nd Class/Interior Communications1976 – 1979Interior CommunicationsI have many good memories... a good boat... a great crew... and many ports (foreign and domestic). Served with Tom Giblin, Bill Lavery, John (Mooker) Schmidt, Mike Wardlaw, Bob Provins... and many other great guys!
Lavery, WilliamE3/ETMar 9, 1977 – Jun 17, 1979electronic radar I still have dreams serving on the Blueback and we have not aged a year. I got on board when she was in dry dock in Hawaii then sea trials. It was the most fun time in my life.
Marr, Alfr/ssMay 8, 1977 – Sep 19, 1979fr/sswant to see if some of my old crew is still kicking like we did while on the boat.saw mike wardlaws name engineman extrordinair alsohad a great time while in south america and our westpac so much fun so much trouble=bilg
Patterson, James ETC (SS)Sep 1977 – Jun 1981ElectronicsMy husband, James R. "Pat" Patterson, ETC (SS) Oct. 8, 1943-Nov. 16, 2016. He served on many subs, the USS Bonefish, the USS Sea Leopard, the USS Scamp & the USS Blueback.
Talbott, JosephLTSep 1977 – Oct 1, 1978SupplyServed as afloat supply officer during our South America cruise Unitas XVIII. I currently live in Homer, Alaska. I would love to connect with my former CO Robert A. Kamrath.
Beatson, JamesIC1/ssOct 28, 1977 – Jan 16, 1982IC/EMBeen a while. Went to the last reunion in Charleston, only Shakir and Joe Wallace were there from the time I spent on board. I hope there will be more next year in Portland
Stein, JohnSTS1May 22, 1978 – Aug 22, 1982SonarHad a great time. Three West Pacs and much more. Met a lot of great people.
Miller, Don EM1/SSJul 1978 – Mar 13, 1987Electrical2 tours and lifelong friends...3 westpacs in 4 years. Would not trade my time for anything.....DBF
Vadala, JosephPN21979 – 1981Ship's Yeoman/PersonnelmanRuben Colunga are you out there?
Hughes, KimE5/EM1979 – 1982ELECTRICALGreat friends and travel- Would not trade it for anything DBF
Cobern, DennisEM3Mar 1979 – Oct 1982Elcetrical
Wallace, Joseph And/or WallyEM3-1/SSJun 15, 1979 – Dec 18, 1983ElectricalSeems like good times now. Have visited the old girl in portland a few times. Sharky says he never thought he's see the day he payed to go aboard. Had some good N. runs and westpacs 80 & 82. Reunion 5/28-30/09
Nurmi, KennethFTG1(SS)Sep 30, 1979 – Mar 15, 1981Fire Control
William, Speichert (Spike)EN3 ssNov 1979 – Jun 1983MHad a great time that ended too soon. Lessons learned have stayed with me all this time.
Pearson, DaveMM11980 – 1991A-Gang
Paulson, Gerald "Pulse"EN3SSJun 1980 – Dec 1981engineeringGreat experience,Great men I served with and in hindsight should have stayed ! DBF
Green, KyleEn2ssOct 13, 1980 –egineering
Lozano, Paul /gonzoMM11981 – Aug 25, 1985
Lief, MikeRM2(SS)1981 – 1985Gonzo, Benny Boo-Boo, MS1 Carver in the galley like a samurai, Greene chasing Duborow, yelling, "I just want to give you pleasure!" The CO earning his brown dolphins. The COB screaming at me to throw the line, as I pretended to not hear.
Douglas, James (Kelly)TM3/SS1981 – 1983TMA visit to the boat at OMSI brought back a flood of memories (mostly good). My first WESTPAC was the boats last. Got into loads of trouble, but was never alone. Had the best shipmates anyone could ask for.
Ratti, RobertE4/STS3Jun 1981 – Jul 1984SonarPufs Tech Qualed December 81
Dorsey, JayET21982 – 1983NAV
Goughenour, MichaelEMC(SS) Ret.Apr 1982 – Aug 1986E-DivSome of my best memories of the Navy were during time on this boat. DBF
Brown, ScottRM2/SSJun 2, 1982 – Dec 1, 1986CommunicationsWhat's up, my bruthas?? Too many memories to list in the limited space here. My email is, if anyone wants to contact me. DBF!!!!
Marler, Kish (Fasu Or Styx)EN2/SSOct 15, 1982 – Apr 6, 1986"M"I am trying to put together a mailing list of all of the guys that I served with please e-mail me at I would love to find the whole crew, I know that we have lost a few guys but it would be great to hear from many.
Marler, Kish (Fasu Or Styx)EN2 (SS)Oct 15, 1982 – Apr 20, 1986M DivisionHey all, looking to reconnect with all of the great guys that I served with on the Blueback, my e-mail is
McClelland, William BarneyEM2 (SS)Feb 1983 – Dec 1986E-DivThe most job satisfaction I have ever had in my life was when I was a part of this crew. Thank you gentlemen for giving me the proudest memories of my life.
Glover, ArtieLt (Jg)Aug 23, 1983 – Feb 1986WardroomI was Food Service Officer, Assistant Engineer, (Engineer by Default) :-), Communicator and Weapons Officer
Bagwell, Robert (Bags)MS2Sep 1983 – Oct 1983Supply
Bagwell, Robert (Bags)MS2Oct 1983 – May 1984Supply

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