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USS Buffalo (SSN 715) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Buffalo (SSN 715). 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 183 crew members registered for the USS Buffalo (SSN 715).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1984 | 1985 – 1990 | 1991 – 1996 | 1997 – now

Taylor, DennisRM1(SS)1981 – 1987CommunicationsPlankowner
Black, GaryET1 / NUKEJan 1, 1981 – May 1, 1984Reactor ControlsPlank Owner
Peavey, EdRM1(SS)Jun 1981 – Sep 1985RMPlankowner. Trip through the canal was great.
O'Gara, KeithFTG21982 – 1985WeaponsPlank owner! Lots of fond memories. Would love to here from John Lucia, John Abraham, and Chevy.
Scholten, SteveSTS3(SS)DV1982 – 1985SonarPlankowner
Hernandez, Roberto1982 – 1985hello to yall lucio, victor , gronsky , o'gara, snyder
Sweney, SteveET2(SS)1982 – 1984Reactor ControlsPlank Owner. Best thing I ever did, it set the stage for my career. I have several commissionings of large commercial power plants to which I have been a member of. Buffy set the stage for my career. Great commissioning crew, the best.
Behnke, JamesFTG11982 – 1984WeaponsCommissioning Crew
Tarnowsky, Keithmm31982 – 1984m
Grigsby, TomSTS1/SS1982 – 1986SonarPlank owner
Thompson, ShaneET1 (SS)1982 – 1986Forward ET Div.I was one of the first six crew members (Plankowner) to arrive at the shipyard in Newport News. Had many good times and friends aboard.
Cottrell, Rick D profile iconE-51982 – 1987TMProud Plank Owner, Still married to the same woman I married in 1986. Looking for fellow sailors to email me @ So many great memories
Shoemaker, TomMM1/SSMar 1982 – Mar 1984M/RL
Warner, Bill (Pops)EM1 (SS)Apr 10, 1982 – Oct 10, 1984Electrical
Karnos, JohnETC(SS)May 1982 – Jun 1984Reactor ControlsPlankowner. Best experience of my Naval career.
French, MarkEMC(SS)May 1982 – Oct 1984ElectricalWould love to hear from Plank Owners.
Morgan, PatrickEMCSMay 1982 – Mar 1984E DIVGreat Crew.
Pella, Bernie profile iconMM1 (SS)May 15, 1982 – Jan 3, 1986M-Div (Nuke)Plankowner, Shellback, Order of the Ditch,
Brock, TimYN1(SS)May 24, 1982 – May 24, 1984ExecHello there shipmates.
Todd, DaveET3 (SS)May 24, 1982 – Apr 22, 1984Forward ETFirst crewmember to report/plankowner.
Hamm, ShawnMM1/SSJun 7, 1982 – Dec 17, 1985RLPlank owner, shell back, order of the ditch, order of the spanish main.
Cole, SteveRMC(SS)Jul 8, 1982 – Jun 9, 1984COBFine Ship, Great Crew
Patrick, CurtisSTS2/SSJul 10, 1982 – May 29, 1984SonarHell of a ride...great ship...proud to be a plank-owner
Seipel, RobET2(SS)Jul 28, 1982 – Mar 10, 1985Reactor ControlsPlankowner
Hanson, StevenETC(SS)Aug 1982 – Nov 1984ET/NAVStill miss shipmates and roll of the deck.
Friese, MarkSTS2/SSAug 1982 – Aug 1984Sonar DivisionIt all started here. Got the bug, retired as an Acoustic Intelligence Specialist. Now teach Math
Smyth, GlenMM3Nov 1982 – Jun 1986MCommishing crew, Sea triles, Spring break in Jacksonville, St Croix Puerto Rico Curisal, Panama Canal, Hawai, First west pack.
Dowling, DennisDS2 SS/DVNov 13, 1982 – Oct 15, 1985FT
Coffee, RobertE5/E61983 – 1986EWhat's up Plankowners? Best boat I served on in my career, well best crew and best expeiences is what I mean. Email me!!
Chevrette, Bob (Chevy) profile iconTM2 (SS)1983 – 1986TM DivisionGreat crew!
Hester, Stephen (Steve)MM2(SS)Jan 1983 – Mar 1987A
Lucio, JohnRM1Mar 1983 – Jun 1987Radio20+ years in commission, am I still the only one who's puked in the XO's drill bag??? God, I use to get sick in sea-state 1. My recommendation for the reunion: Gussie L'Amour's.
Ahlgrimm, JimLTMar 1983 – Oct 1986Electrical, Reactor Controls, SonarPlankowner
Cottrell, RickTMC/SSJun 28, 1983 – Mar 30, 1987TorpedomanE-5 Chief of the Watch.
Patrick, CurtisSTS2/SSJul 1, 1983 – Apr 1, 1985Weapons/SonarProud to be a plank-owner
Segrest, JackMM@/SSAug 1983 – Nov 1986RL/ELTPlankowner first westpac
Warner, .EM1/SSMar 1984 – Jun 1990E
Zimmer, RichardSN (SS)Jun 1984 – May 1986Deck / RadioProfessional Mess Crank. 116 days not including days off. Made cool photo of her backing away from pier at St. Croix (Nov. '84). Email me at for a copy.
Edwards, MarkSK1/SSJul 14, 1984 – May 15, 1986SKLPOBest Boat and crew did make CPO in the USNR go cargo handlers CHB-12 went to a lot great places
Ferguson, Billy "Crash"STS2(SS)Jul 21, 1984 – Jun 21, 1988SonarThe best boat in Squadron 1 hands down, the best boat I ever served on. Great Crew, Great Memories. There was never a dull moment in the Sonar Div. Shoot me a message sometime.
Travers, Joe profile iconTMC (SS)Aug 1984 – Jul 1988Torpedo/ First Lt.
Debolt, BryanSep 1984 – Sep 1987What a great time! Every young sailor should have the opportunity to have the times our crew had.
Biggs, KenMM2Sep 1984 – May 1988A-gang
Staska, Mike (Otis)EM1(SS)Oct 1984 – Oct 1989EMemories of the "PI" are the only ones I wish to remember.
Lawrence, TimFTGC (ss)Oct 1984 – May 1, 1987FTI'm still alive!
Lawrence, TimFTGC(SS)Oct 1984 – May 1, 1987FTRetired: Panama City Beach FL
Staska, Michael (Otis)E-6Oct 15, 1984 – Oct 15, 1989ElectricianLooking for shipmates that may still live in Hawaii . Want to go back for bucket list and could use help. 402-419-0503.
Robinson, RogerET2/SSNov 1984 – Feb 1989ET
Drinkard, SteveET2/SSNov 1984 – Aug 10, 1988RC

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