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USS Olympia (SSN 717) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Olympia (SSN 717). 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 223 crew members registered for the USS Olympia (SSN 717).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1984 | 1985 – 1989 | 1990 – 1994 | 1995 – 2001 | 2002 – now

Taylor, StephenET2/SS1985 – Oct 19, 1987
Cherrix, NormanMM3 SS1985 – 1987A GANGGreat crew lots of good friends. I would do it again right now if it were possible. A GANG
Murphy, DanielMM3/SS1985 – 1988Auxiliary
Vandeneede, DanielET1/SSJan 10, 1985 – Jan 29, 1989Reactor Controls
Gentry, ScottSTS2/SSApr 5, 1985 – Mar 12, 1990Sonar
Ingram, Isaac JrMMCM(SS)May 1985 – May 1988COBFirst operational Chief of the boat, we set the tone!
Seavey, DaveMMC (SS)May 1, 1985 – Oct 1, 1988ABest tour of my career. Great crew, great chiefs quarters. Best bunch of A-gangers I ever served with. Commissioned LDO. Many, many good memories.
Gentry, Scott (Orbit)STS2/SSMay 9, 1985 – Mar 12, 1990SONAR
Hamilton, PaulICJul 5, 1985 – Feb 1, 1987ICPlankowner, Now retired after doing just 20years 5 days.
Hanson, PaulMM2/SSJul 10, 1985 – Oct 4, 1989m
Vandeneede, PatrickMM2/SSSep 3, 1985 – Sep 5, 1989MFirst ever BTCOB
Robinson, Frederick "ROBBY"RM2/SSOct 1985 – Jan 1990NAV/OPS
Perry, DaveIC 3 (SS)Oct 11, 1985 – Jun 26, 1989EngineeringI served from 1985 to 1989 with many great men, and have fond memories of my time on the boat.
Cherrix, Norman Pig_______mm3Oct 14, 1985 – May 15, 1986A gang
Wilkinson, Brian / WilkyRM2/SSOct 28, 1985 – Jan 23, 1990NAV/OPSIt will get batter after PSA. It will get better when we get to the Pacific. It will get better after we get to Pearl. It will get better after our 1st Westpac. We didn't know how good we had it
Webb, David (Super Dave) profile iconMM2/SSNov 1985 – Oct 1989M-DivFirst & only command. Trained by the best plankowners the Navy had. It's hard to believe that the Navy actually paid me to have that much fun. Great crew from start to finish!
Irvin, PaulQM11986 – 1987NavPlant Owner / transfered to USS Bergall.
Revelette, TroySTS1/SSJan 18, 1986 – Mar 1, 1989SonarFirst Fast Boat great crew, Retired in July 2000 Live in Az
Miller, CarlET1 (SS)Mar 1, 1986 – Nov 13, 1989Reactor Controls
Edlin, GlennMM2/SS NUCMay 1986 – Jun 1989MM Nuclear
Isham, Randy / BeavisMM2Jul 4, 1986 – Jul 3, 1990A-GANG
Martin Jr, Charles ButchMM1/SSSep 1986 – Aug 1989Ike You were my leading first on the 584 and then my COB on the 717 Also your my second daughters god father. It's was an honor and a privilege to serve with you.
Poland, ForrestMM1/SS/DVNov 1986 – Sep 1990RL/M/DVMet the boat soon after she got to Pearl Harbor. Worked with a great bunch of guys.
Ware, JayMM2/SS1987 – 1991A-Gang
King, Gerry KingmanTM31987 – 1990TMThe USS Olympia was my first boat. I loved almost every minute. You guys were my family.
Bartlett, JesseE31987 – 1987DeckI'm in Woonsocket Rhode island and am 54. Hope others try to contact me.
Bostic, RobertHMC(SS)Jan 1987 – Apr 1990DocFirst Boat, BB Scot had to be the best XO. Any one seen Bird>?
Parra, Antonio 'Paranoia'ET3Apr 1987 – Apr 1989Reactor ControlsBitter sweet times! Nvr forget Billy Gist, BigDaddyDon,E.Finlayson,Ewok,Hankster,SUPER Dave, IC3 D.Perry, IC3 'Gonzo', Jiroudek,Chernell,EMC Mig,MMCM Ingram(COB),ENG 'Skippy', CO Comm. L.B. Taylor saved my butt!!
Henderson, Mark profile iconMM1(SS)May 1987 – Jan 14, 1991MBest bunch of guys I've ever worked with. Can't say as much for who we worked for. Have some great memories!
Dooling, TroyTM3 (SS)Aug 1987 – Aug 1990TM
Ward, Richard "Wally"SK3Aug 1987 – Jun 1991SUPPLYI remember SK2 Lake "Puddels" as we called him and SK1 Brier... I miss SKCM Lowery and My first C.O. CDR L.B. Taylor. I still have his card he gave me when I checked onboard.
Hartford, Bill (Harpoon)TM2(SS)Sep 1, 1987 – Dec 24, 1990TorpedoGreat boat and great time. I really enjoyed my service on the Oly.
Groves, Robert "Grover"STS3 (SS)1988 – 1992SonarYou guys were the best! Scott Gentry, Doug Benson, Oz, Diver Dave, JJ, Mac, Marco Tapia, Alex Zoghlin, Chris Melody, James Gilly, and all the other guys, not listed, but still remembered, both coners and nukes, we were one crew, no one could touch.
Taylor, Bill, T-boneIC 3Jan 10, 1988 – Sep 10, 1991IC DivisonWow, been a long time now. I don't miss the crap, but I sure do miss my friends. Harvey Greene, and Gerry King, I have been looking for ya. Farron Young, I still keep in contact with.
Young, Faronqm3Apr 1988 – Sep 20, 1991quartermaster
Greene, Harvey (Hoogus)EM1 (SS/DV)Jun 1988 – Oct 1991ElectricalGood Times -- Miss the good and even the bad. A lot of good friends!!!
Melody, Leo C. (Chris)LTJun 10, 1988 – Jan 2, 1992ESMGreat boat and crew. Made ET1 and ETC on board.
McDonald, MatthewEM2/SSSep 1988 – Jul 19, 1992ElectricalLotta fun, boyos. Hope all is well with everyone.
Treat, LanceFTG21989 – 1993Fire ControlIt's great to see you guys out here. Awesome crew - good times... Hope everyone is doing well.
Newton, Rob/neutronMM2/ssJan 10, 1989 – Jun 10, 1993A
Swisher, ToddET2/SSFeb 1989 – Dec 1992Reactor ControlsI miss being around such a great and talented group of guys. What I don't miss, however, is scrubbing those stainless steel crappers, and barfing into a garbage bag while sitting at the panel. I never did get over that sea-sickness!
Webber, CurtRM2(SS)Feb 15, 1989 – Apr 18, 1992NAV/OPS
Neason, JohnEM1(SS)Mar 12, 1989 – Apr 20, 1993EGreat memories of the Oly. Todd, Barry, Timmy, Matt, Desrock, Hoogus, Hanky-Stank, Jiroudek just to name a few! Email me at
Westfall, Thomas profile iconEM2(SS)Apr 1989 – Aug 1993E
Long, TimmyMM2Apr 1, 1989 – Jul 26, 1993MEnjoyed the job but just could not tolerate the traditions.
Tapia, MarcoQM3Apr 26, 1989 – May 22, 1992NavigationGot to meet some great people.
Maestas, AnthonyMM1May 19, 1989 – Dec 17, 1994MFirst sub. Best sub. Learned the most from this ship and crew.
Acton, EricMM2/SSJun 1989 – Aug 1993Engineering/Machinery
Johnson, Timothy "J.j." (Junior Johnson)STS2 (SS)Aug 7, 1989 – Dec 1, 1995Sonar717 was my first of two subs. I preferred it to the 724, even though I was more than anxious to detach toward the end of my tour on Oly. Could you blame me? I was there for 6.3 years :)
McKendree, JeffSTS2/SSSep 1989 – Apr 1992SonarFirst sub. remember when we went sky diving and Febo broke his leg? I still jump to this day. Was a great Boat.
Chustz, Vincent (Doc)HMNov 1989 – Aug 1992X
Hall, Joe FlameSTSC(SS)Nov 15, 1989 –Sonar LCPOSonar, COW, Qualifications guru, Training coordinator. A good tour.

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