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USS Orion (AS 18) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Orion (AS 18). 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 1096 crew members registered for the USS Orion (AS 18).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1952 | 1953 – 1960 | 1961 – 1963 | 1964 – 1966 | 1967 – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Lokai, JosephENG 3Nov 1061 – Aug 25, 1962m gang= after engine room
Moore, Robert/r.t.TMSNJun 1, 1067 – Sep 15, 1967WeaponsMy first ship. Inter squadron transfer to USS Requin SS-481 in September 1967.
Dickerson, Edgar "Dick"Radioman1942 – 1945radioSorry, not sure of the dates, but my dad was a "plank holder" and served throughout WWII. He talked about the boat all the time. He passed away 5 years ago. Would love to hear from some one who knew him. God bless you
Allen, RobertPETTY OFFICER 1ST CLASSApr 5, 1942 – Nov 21, 1945My Dad is still living, he celebrated his 83rd birthday. He wears his navy cap everyday.
Miller, EarlV6Jul 8, 1942 – Oct 19, 1945Metalsmith 2nd classEarl Miller was my Grandfather. He passed away several years ago. He would never talk about WWII but hopefully someone else's relative may have mentioned my Grandpa.
Etiopia, JosephSeaman First Class1943 – Jan 4, 1946V-6I was a plank owner on this ship and am proud to be a Navy Man! I am now 95 years old and living in Kansas City area. I used to attend all of the reunions each year until it was too hard for me to travel. God Bless
Lamb, Jr, J.s.Shipfitter 2/C1943 – 1946ShipfittersMy Dad was a plank owner. Was on the first shake-down cruise. Was able to attend decommissioning in 1993. He passed away in 2004. He was very proud of service on the Orion.
Williams, JamesSN1943 – Oct 1947Second2nd division ships championship softball team 1944.
Parke, Marion (Pug)BT3Feb 1943 – Feb 1946E divisionMy Dad talked about his time on the Orion all the time when I was a kid. Best time of his life. Pearl. Saipan. Perth. New York, where he met my Mom waiting to discharged from Navy. He died in 2005.
Branes, Gordonmacinestmate 2nd classSep 1943 – Dec 19457th/12th division
Coats, Ray/frizRADIOMAN 2/CLASSSep 29, 1943 – Sep 16, 1946SixMy first day (my18th birthday) on the Orion, we began loading supplies while it was still in dry dock at Hunters Point. Left the Orion in Balboa, Panama to be discharged.
Osborne, DonEM 1CLASSOct 22, 1943 – Oct 19, 1945ships company electrical
Ferguson, Jack LawrenceTM1CNov 1943 – Nov 1945TORPEDOMATETHIS IS MY HUSBANDS FATHER. HE PASSED AWAY WHEN MY HUSBAND WAS 19. I'M TRYING TO PUT TOGETHER INFORMATION AND MAKE A SHADOW BOX OF HIS DADS MILITARY SERVICE FOR A KEEPSAKE.
Huber, HowardF1cNov 22, 1943 – 1945UnknownHoward Huber was my uncle. I have many pictures taken in Hawaii and am happy to share. He passed away in 1985.Would love to hear from anyone who remembers my uncle.
Boerman, HermanPharmacist mateJan 1944 – Dec 1944medicalOn Pelius briefly in 44 before transfer to Orion
Havens, HollisEnsign1945 –NavyMy Grandfather was a proud Navy man throughout his life. He served as an electrition throughout WWII. He was on several ships including the Medusa, Henderson, Orion, Talladega, & Fulton during the war in the Pacific.
Harvey, FrankOM/2CJan 4, 1946 – 1948 Best years of my life, made a man of me
Hiscock, LeroyMOMM3May 24, 1946 – Mar 24, 1948R9served as a motor machinist mate wwII,.recieved victory medal and a shellback.,served 1946-1948 and died on march 27th 2004 R.I.P.
Harris, ErnieF2 ELECTRCIANSep 1, 1946 – Apr 1, 1948Electrical
Lentz, HilbertMMS 2/cOct 1946 – Mar 1949Machine ShopIf David Helwig sees this please contact Hilbert Lentz.
Gibson, Herman R.ME31947 – Sep 29, 1949E & RGood time down in PANAMA
Snow, Dois (Hank)seaman 1st class1947 –deckMy father went by Hank Snow all the time
Eady, William WtSTOREKEEPER 1ST CLASSJan 7, 1947 – 195110thServed in Panama and Norfolk
Kinney, EllsworthEN1Jan 1948 – May 19547th
Simon, JamesIC 21949 – Jul 21, 1952electrial Gyro shop/instrament repair/DRT & DRAIReported aboard in '49 in Panama,pacific side.Returned to Norfolk a short time later. Remained in Norfolk with subron 6 until I was discharged in July 1952.
Citta, JacobTM21950 – 19544th DivisionI am retired and living in Omaha, NE. I am at 3325 S. 60th Street, Omaha, NE phone: 402-558-7519 Stop in any time!
Gallaway, Richard/dickBM31950 – Apr 17, 1953sail loftMy dad always talked about his time and experience aboard the Orion and how much he loved the Navy. He worked as a canvas cover repairman. Dad recently died 02April2020.
Bunce, Neal L. BunceIM 3Jan 15, 1950 – 195212th
Beaauchamp, Anthony CBM 2May 11, 1950 – Dec 21, 1953Deck 1st DivisionWent to graduate school..Commissioned a Captainin ArmyMedical ServiceCorp (Reserve)
Maranto, JosephIC2Nov 1950 – Dec 15, 195312EWould like to contact some of my old mates.
Sterantino, Anthony(Tony)ET 31951 – 1953Submarine Squadron 6I was attached to the SUBRON 6 unit and housed on board the USS Orion in 1951
Anschuetz, HermanEM1Apr 1951 – Jun 1954Repair DivisionJust wondering if there are any of my shipmates still around? I went into the Reserve at Fort Mc Henry in Baltimore MD and retired after 20 years as CWO 3.
Louis, RobertE2Jun 1, 1951 – Dec 1, 1951deckGreat time Port Rica, Haiti & Git-mo Then transferred to SS Tench
Albers, GeorgeME2Aug 1951 – Aug 3, 195511thServed on the Orion for 15 months. Please add me to the list if possible. Thanks, G. Albers Served, NAS Oceania, VA & San Diego, CA 5 months.
Flatley, James/jimET3Sep 1, 1951 – Sep 18, 1954Advanced Undersea Weapons (Torpedo Shop)Lots of fond memories and some not so fond. My ET training set me up for a rewarding career in IBM (34 years)
Albertsen, NormanTMC1952 – Aug 1954
Mort, DonaldDC1(dv)1952 – 1959repairleft Orion and went to sub base in Groton ct for 3 years, then spent 20 years at Kalamazoo,Mi Police Dept
Marchal, FrancisME2Mar 10, 1952 – Dec 20, 195311THWorked in sheetmetal shop main deck
Hoosier, VernonTM2Apr 15, 1952 – May 25, 19554th
Rutledge, WalterTM2May 10, 1952 – Jul 15, 19544th
Rutledge, Walter ( Rut)TM2Jun 20, 1952 – Jun 20, 19544th Great Ship ! Had Some Great Times. Met Some Great Shipmates.
Slimick, ThomasFM1Jul 5, 1952 – Dec 15, 1954Had a good time on the Orion, would like to hear from anyone of my shipmates

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