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USS La Jolla (SSN 701) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS La Jolla (SSN 701). 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 203 crew members registered for the USS La Jolla (SSN 701).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1982 | 1983 – 1989 | 1990 – 1994 | 1995 – 2002 | 2003 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Brown, JerryFT1978 – 1980Fire Controlon launch crew
Kenyon, JimMM1 SS1978 – 1980M division
Melvo, Milton/ CobMMCM/SSDec 19, 1978 – Apr 1, 1983Chief of the BoatHello Plankowners, life is great in SE Texas.
Ashton, LeeEM1(SS) USN1979 – 1981E
Gordon, Paul profile iconEM1 (SS)1979 – Feb 28, 1981ElectricalPre-commissioning unit / Honorable discharge prior to commissioning
Schiavoni, MarkEM1 (SS)1979 – 1981E
Giese, RandallEM1(SS)Feb 1979 – Jun 1983EPlank owner
Wells, John A.EM2Mar 1, 1979 – Jul 1, 1983E
Ashton, LeeEM1(SS)Apr 1979 – May 1981E
Nelson, TerryEM1May 1979 – 1983ElectricalLaunch crew, plankowner
Mills, KeithMM1/SSMay 1979 – Jul 1981ALaunch Crew
Occhino, EarlSTS2(SS)Jun 1979 – Jun 1982SonarFirst Sonarman assigned to the La Jolla. Skid Rider, Plank owner. Sonar suite integration. Met Admiral Rickover- the Father of the Nuclear Navy- during sea trials- pretty cool...
Andrews, AndyTMC(SS)Sep 9, 1979 – Jan 18, 1982TORPEDOMiss the COB of the MOB, and the YNC, as well as WEPS AWEPS.
Cheh, RichardSTS2/SSSep 27, 1979 – Nov 28, 1983Sonar
Bailey, BertMM2Sep 28, 1979 – Sep 28, 1982A
Dooley, PatMM2/SSOct 1979 – Feb 1980ALeft the Boat in Nov of 83
Chucta, DaveE 5Oct 31, 1979 – Oct 31, 1981TM House burned down. Looking to replace Com.Crew book. And find Com.crew members.Plankowner
Grebasch, RobertNA1980 – 1983General Dynamic ship yardAs the ship yard Nuclear Ship Manager during construction, I have great memories of working with this crew. Remembering that shakedown cruise!!!
Witt, WendellMM3Jan 1980 – Jun 1981A-GangThe turning point in my career.
Kroeplin, JamesFTG2(SS)Jan 2, 1980 – Aug 18, 1983FT/DS WEAPONSLOTS OF FUN,GOOD FRIENDS AND ALL THAT.
Ollendorf, AllenSTS1(SS)Jan 2, 1980 – May 4, 1982SonarPlankowner
Patterson, Wayne (Pappy)Feb 1980 – Oct 1982Torpedo
Anderson, TonyMM1(SS)Apr 1980 – Oct 1983M/RLPlankowner. Hardest sea tour of my career with new construction, certification, & missile testing but still very rewarding and many fond memories. Retired from USN in 1995 and now an Idaho State Trooper & loving it.
Tallman, BlaineMMC (SS)Jul 1980 – Nov 1983Auxiliary divisionLa Jolla was the best submarine I served on. I was very lucky to have one of the best "A "gangs to ever terrorize the seven seas. they were somewhat infamous but always professional.
Shaw, Jr, FrankMM3Jul 1, 1980 – Nov 15, 1982A
Shaw, Jr, FrankMM3Jul 15, 1980 – Nov 10, 1982A
Phillips, TerryMM1(SS)Jan 1, 1981 – May 15, 1984MGood crew of Men I worked with, seems so long ago now.
Jaker, JonEM1/DV/SSFeb 1981 – Mar 1987Electrical - Ships2222 days on board and 1278 days under way, Countless watches and always serving with pride... When she wasn't hitting something...
Garrett, BrianTM2/SSFeb 1, 1981 – May 3, 1985TorpedoPlankowner. To those of you who knew me, would you believe I retired as a Navy Chief? I'm the guy that spent more time UA than underway! Ret: Jan 1st, 2004, TMC /SS. WOW! What a ride!
Lasch, MichaelET2SSMar 1981 – Aug 1984RCPLank Owner. I enjoyed my time. Good experiences and good people.
Neugent, BasilMM2/SSMar 1981 – Jun 1986MPlank Owner. Won't forget the nose dive on Alpha Trials, and remember...The Permit's really your buddy.
Tawil, TyroneET2Apr 1981 – 1983
Burton, ChetEnsignJun 1981 – Mar 1982SupplyProud to have been a Plank Holder. Retired as an O-5 in 2000
Cold, Robert "Bubba"TM3Sep 1, 1981 – Aug 28, 1985TorpedoWhen I got out I asked myself, "What kind of jobs are there for guys who know how to shoot torpedos and missiles?" I am launching Sounding rockets for NASA and get to travel all over the world guys. Thanks for the training.
Cold, Robert / BubbaTM3/SSJan 1982 – Aug 1985TorpedoMany more good memories than not, looking back. Working for NASA now, launching rockets and still working with ordnance at Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA.
Wilson, SteveLTJan 10, 1982 – Aug 1, 1984MMI was onboard when LaJolla was moved from Groton to San Diego. It was a fun trip. Our skipper was Commander Beard.
Altman, BrianMS3(SS)Feb 1982 – Aug 1985mess specialistThe Wild and Crazy fight in Purto Rico....all the partying on the 1st WestPac
Muralt, Mark (Murry)RM2(SS)Feb 1982 – May 1985Radio"Fortes Fortuna Juvat" (Field Day Follows Drill)
Morris, DorianLTMar 1982 – Nov 1984Supply
Salisbury, JeffEM1Apr 1982 – Apr 1984EGot on La Jolla just as many of the plankowners were leaving. Spent most of our time shooting tomahawk missiles for testing off the coast of San Diego.
Sandell, WilleyMM2(SS)Apr 1982 – May 1986M DivI was a great time with a great Crew. Stromin Norm and I go to the boat the same day and left the same day. Made many friends for life. Would do it again. Got out and go my degree and now still work in power
Corts, NormanMM2Apr 4, 1982 – May 20, 1986MAlso: Norman.Corts@FedEx.com Edited: 10Nov2004
Corts, NormanMM2(SS)Apr 4, 1982 – May 23, 1986Mechanical - Nuclear
Corts, NormanMM2(SS)Apr 4, 1982 – May 20, 1986
Rigutto, RickyPETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASSMay 10, 1982 – Oct 10, 1982Machinist Mate ELTGreat Experience that affected me for a lifetime!
Bonney, David "bugs"ET2/ET1 (SS)Jun 18, 1982 – Jun 18, 1985RCGood ship, great crew. I thought I hated it then (especially "Flangehead"), but it looks a lot better in hindsight.
Frazier, Bob "the Geek"ET1(SS)Sep 28, 1982 – May 16, 1986RCI was there for the 1st wreck [La Jolla vs Permit, Dec 1982], 1st tommyhawk [1983], 1st WestPac [1984-1985], 1st 1/3 EFPH on the 1st Rx core, and all the fun from ETC Flangehead and EMC Killer. As for ETC Thorpe, you are missed
Cole, JimLTOct 1982 – Oct 1985Elec/Comm/MPAThose were good years. Learned alot.

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