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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
Roberts Jr., George F.TM3Jan 1953 – Mar 4, 19544th
Smith, ElwinBM2Mar 1953 – Jul 1955?Member passed away July 2000. He is survived by three sons a wife and a daughter.
Wiley, DonDC1May 1953 – Apr 1956Carpentar ShopLoved my hitch in Orion. Many fond memories, Buddies Tom Holloway, Herman Anschutz, "Squeaky" Sequin
Stabley, ErnieIC2Jun 1953 – Dec 1956Ernie died in July 1998. He is survived by his widow, 3 children and 6 grandchildren. His youngest son served with the Seabees from 1977 to 1983. A grandson is presently (2007) with the US Army in Afghanistan.
Bimonte, SamEMP3Nov 1953 – Apr 195512EGreat tour of duty. Spent most of my time in the Repair Office scheduling work orders. Also, was ships driver. We were berthed at Convoy Escort Piers, Norfolk, VA. Our sea duty was the Caribbean. They called us the Hurricane Ship.
Houston, WarnerHM21954 – Feb 3, 1957corpman
Rooker, Tom RookME 31954 – 195712 thBest ......education....fun....buddies......
Brudvig, NelsMR-2Jan 1954 – Jun 1958Hi, to all the shipmates that served on the USS Orion, I have to say the ship well served her country during the trying times and kept serving in peacetime. The USS Orion had a 51 year commissioned life, and thats something to be very proud of. NB
Wilson, DavidTMSNJun 10, 1954 – Dec 1956Torpedo gang
Spradling, QuentinTM2Sep 1954 – Oct 1956Electric Torpedo ShopNorfolk may have been a bit tame for liberty but who could forget the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Martinique and Cuba. The Navy gave me a good home while I got myself together and then went back to finish college.
Martin, KenEN3Oct 24, 1954 – Jun 29, 1958m&aserved aboard the orion for 4 years.i grew up a lot while serving.made many friends,namely al carter from n j.we worked in the aft engine room,pappy bryant was the 1st class.
Podgorski, RobertETS31955 – Dec 13, 1957R4
Moran, GilFT3Jul 14, 1955 – Mar 19, 19571st
Lagoy, Milton BudDT2Oct 10, 1955 – Sep 2, 1956Dental DepartmentWould like to hear from anyone who might still be out there...
McElya, CareySK2Jul 1956 – Jan 1960Supply
Roberts, CharlesTM3 DVOct 1, 1956 – Feb 2, 1960Mk 37 shop
Roper, Bill profile iconYN3Jan 20, 1957 – Jul 20, 1959PersonnelWorked in the Personnel Office under Chief John Remakis, with Jake Lindstrom, Jim & Tom Gallagher, Tom Brandt, Jimmy Colburn, Woody Woodward, Ronnie Willard, Hal Hudspeth. I have a group photo of all of us taken in 1957.
View 'back then' Photo
Hudson, JimYN3Mar 25, 1957 – 1958NAV OPERATIONS SUBRON 6LOOKING FOR TOM HIGDON
Chapman, JackSNJun 10, 1957 – Dec 17, 1960Dental DivServed aboard the Orion for 4 years, spent most of that time as a dental ass't under Dr. Ted Enger and Dr Donald Whited. Being in the Navy at a young age was great. I owe very thing to a great bunch of people.
Pieper, TomFT2Oct 1, 1957 – Oct 22, 1960Fox or Deck DivisionThe USS Orion (AS-18) Veterans Historical Organization (OVHO), established in 1988 has its 2014 reunion scheduled in Dallas, Texas from Oct 2 thru Oct 7. Please contact John Bellis at ovho@comcast.net.
Durst, HowardEN31958 – 1963M
Todd, LeathermanStorekeeper1958 – 1964UnknownMy Dad, Todd Leatherman, played Fast-Pitch softball and I believe he bowled while on the Orion. He had many funny stories of his time in the Navy. He unfortunately passed away on Friday, July 17, 2009.
Muller, RayMACHINST MATEApr 1958 – Oct 1961
Staten, JayDK3Apr 10, 1958 – Dec 20, 1961S4
Meisel, TomPH2Jun 1958 – 1959Photo LabMy memories of the Orion are all very good ones, I would have shipped over if I could have stayed on board her. I have several good photos of the ship as well, one I especially like is her docked at Norfolk in the snow
Young, DonSNJul 15, 1958 – Mar 13, 19593RDBM3 WILSON taught me everything I knew about leadership. Using this knowledge, I had a wonderful career, retiring as a LDO (MUSTANG) LT. Great guy.
Poole, Alex (Dave)ET-2Sep 1, 1958 – Oct 1, 1962R4Fascinating Duty.Overhauled many a GRC27 and TBL on the boats. Good friends:Larry Ritchie, Jim Richards,John Longenderfer, Ed Sokol
Martin, Frederick profile iconFT3Sep 15, 1958 – Jun 30, 1961FoxHad a great time on "building 18". Specially remember Ray Crites FT2, Frank Rockne FT1 & WO "Gunner" Johnson. Great learning experience, many good memories.
Meredith, William S FT3Oct 1, 1958 – Sep 1, 1960Fire Control Shop
Kenneally, Frank "Spud"Master Chief Petty Officer (ret)1959 – 1961UnknownThis is to advise you that my father MCPO Frank V. Kenneally passed away in 1986. Dennis M. Kenneally Major General (ret) United States Army
Beebe, FrankMachinists Mate Second Class1959 – 1961Submarine Squadron 6, Norfolk, VA
Wyrick, DannyEN3Mar 21, 1959 – Jan 21, 1962ENG.Spent so of the best time of my life on this ship. Would like to hear from some of the man who were onboard when I was. I worked in both engine rooms & also in agang.
Happer, HapDraftsman 2nd ClassJun 15, 1959 – May 25, 1962R-2
Lampl, AndyETR3Sep 1959 – Apr 1961R4
Dort, FrankMMFA-MM3Sep 20, 1959 – Sep 19, 1961R2 Shop 38
Shackle, RogerIC2Oct 1959 – Jul 7, 1962EMJust to say that I'm glad I was there. Learned a lot. Met some great guys
Miller, Robert EnochENCS(SS)1960 – 1963EngineeringDeceased 1995
Bailey, Robert Dale (Beetle Bailey)MR-3Jan 1960 – Oct 1963R-2Those were the good old days, some real good ship mates. I now reside in NC. Continued a career in machine work until retirement. Would like to here from you,e-mail me.
Smith, RoyIC 2Jan 2, 1960 – May 26, 1962EMWish I could have seen Her before the scarp yard..
Tacker, LesterDC2May 1960 – Jun 1962Carpenter shop Good ship then went to the USS Huntley AS31
Adair, JimmieMay 4, 1960 – Feb 5, 19702This is his wife Jimmie dies Aug.14,1999
Kennedy, James ( Speedy )FNJun 10, 1960 – Jun 10, 1962m3 By choice spent most of my two years on the permanate working crew, loading stores.
Aichele, JonEN2Aug 16, 1960 – Sep 3, 1962Worked A division, Outside Repair
Salko, JimETR3Sep 1, 1960 – Mar 1962R-4Worked in Cal lab and left to become a plank owner on Hunley AS-31
Irwin, WayneSNOct 1960 – Feb 1962S-2Was in S-2 division for about 15 months. I remember fellow shimates such as Dan Rayha, Glenn Hornicker, Mitch Gearhart, Chief Brandon, Les Metcalf, Hal Gabriel, Bill Clemmons, Bill Grau and many others. It was my best years on active duty
Gerstenschlager, GaryE2Dec 10, 1960 – Sep 1, 1961SupplyTAD waiting for ET school

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