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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
Whitmer, EugeneSF31967 – Jan 16, 1969ShipfitterWent aboard the Orion after 1 year of duty at Solomon's Island Test Facility at Solomon's Island,Md. Was discharged on Jan.16,1969. I now have 5 children and 4 grandchildren. Time Flys.
Wilkey, GregSK31967 – 1968S-1 Procurement
Werry, Charles M. (Mike)CYN31967 – 1969Radio ShackWe won the Atlantic Feet Softball Tournament in 1968. I was on watch in radio when the Scorpion went down.
Custer, GaryYN31967 – 1973R3Worked in the Repair Office with Jack Beaston, J.J and Perry Smith. Had lots of good friends aboard the Orian, hope to hear from some.
Snyder, Jr, RegisET11967 – 1969Us Navy security classified
Raphael, GaryE51967 – May 1969Machinist mateShore duty in Jacksonville, Florida, straight out of boot camp. Then to the Orion.
Schiavo, MichaelSK2Jan 26, 1967 – Oct 31, 1969subsatenjoyed my tour of duty greatly. was subsat nuclear parts person
Meeks, Robert profile iconYN2Feb 17, 1967 – Jun 27, 1968PersonnelServed under L.D. Buttery CW4 and PNC Pridgen. Two names I remember were PN Pippen and PN Fred Nason. Was on duty when Scorpion was overdue. Was on the shakedown cruise to Gitmo.Trans to USS Observation Island and SP.
Ball, DennisDK2Jun 26, 1967 – Oct 26, 1969DISBURSINGSTATIONED ABOARD THE ORION AFTER A 13 MONTH TOUR OF DUTY IN VIETNAM SERVING IN SAIGON AND CAM RAHN BAY. GOT BACK IN JUNE OF '67, GOT MARRIED THE SAME MONTH & MOVED TO NORFOLK WHERE THE ORION WAS TIED UP. I NOW HAVE 4 CHILDRED & 4 GRADKIDS
Podlas, JohnDM3Aug 1967 – Jan 1970R6Great memories of a lot of good friends. I ran the repair technical library
Kerr, Thomas (Tommy)PN3Aug 5, 1967 – Dec 3, 1968PERSONNELPROBABLY THE BEST EXPERIENCE IN ANY YOUNG MANS LIFE. WORKED IN THE PERSONNEL OFFICE UNDER W2 L.D. BUTTRY DOING ALL TRANSFERS AND RECEIPTS FOR THE SHIP. GREAT DIVISION GREAT SAILORS. WAS ON BOARD WHEN THE SCORPION WAS LOST.
Doyle, PaulEM4Sep 10, 1967 – Sep 21, 1969E DivisionI fully enjoyed my time serving aboard Orion. Working daily with Williams, Nixon, Kelly, Hansbrough and others was a lot of fun.
Harper, Dennis L.SF1DV1Oct 12, 1967 – Oct 12, 1970LockerIt was the best of times... It was the worst of times!!
Hillis, LarrySK3Oct 15, 1967 – Jul 12, 1969Came in from Naval Support Danang VN. Was put in charge of the famous "SUBMART" right under the gee-dunk. Served with some great guys. Now retired 30 years UPS man and am Deputy Sheriff..
Schimmelmann, CharlesFIREMAN E-3Oct 22, 1967 – Oct 22, 1969I remenber never going to sea even when we lost a submarine at sea. It seems like we were the only ship that did not go out and look for it. They use to say it was shore duty when I was on it.
Distefano, EdmundE-#Dec 1967 – Dec 1968MechCame aboard in Dec 67. Was assigned to the boiler room. Had a great time with all my shipmates and Chief Bostic and 1st Class Toy.
Van Zander, AllanSTS21968 – 1970R4 Electronics RepairCame to the Orion from Fleet Sonar School Key West. Transfered to USS L. Y. Spear when she replaced the Orion in Norfolk.
Murphy, Robert Murphy Sr.EN21968 – Oct 11, 1969shop 38served with a bunch of great guys under mm1 John Lockwood.We got the jobs nobody else wanted or could do.It was Navy at its best.
Cummings, Carle3Jan 1968 – Dec 1968bridgewashed dishes for 3 months then quartermaster striker good bunch of guys on the bridge loved the florida and new york city cruise there for scorpion and helping families on the pier dont miss chief love one bit
Lusky, JayRM2Jan 1, 1968 – Jan 16, 1970Operations (Communications)Communications supervisor of sub tender. Manned the CW circuit during the lost submarine in 1968.
Farmer, Jr., Heath "Farmer John"CS-3Jan 13, 1968 – Oct 6, 1968SUPPLY
Jett, RonBMSNFeb 1968 – Sep 1968Deck
Gump, RonaldBM3Feb 1968 – Oct 10, 1969DeckI enjoyed our trip to New York and my last trip to Florida. It was a very sad time when the Scorpion went down. We never even got under way to go help with the search.
Thomas, RonDP3Feb 15, 1968 – Apr 10, 1969SupplyData Processing Tech
Wogan, TomET1Mar 1968 – Aug 1972R-4Looking back it was a great time. Don't know it until its gone. Anyone remembers me give me a shout.
Johnston, ChipEM2May 1968 – Aug 1969Nucleonics (Radcon)Right out of A school to mess cooking to Nucleonics. Love to find Chief Phelps. Transferred to AS 36 till 1971. Love to hear from somebody. Sorry to see that CWO 2 Lutz passed away. He talked me into trans. to Spear with him.Great Man.
Esterline, John "bullwinkle"TM3Jun 15, 1968 – Nov 28, 1969W-1 MK37 shopI remember the first cruise right after I came on board. Shipped out for New York City, spent my watches setting in the crane towers. I still miss the guys in the 37 shop even TM1 White. Anybody remember the hurricane in 1969 at sea.
Esterline, JohnTM2Jul 15, 1968 – Nov 15, 1969Weapons
Martin, LarryETN-2Oct 1, 1968 – May 19, 1970R-4 Electronics RepairInteresting and memorable times on the Orion. Sea duty was great - moving from one side of the pier to the other so coffee grounds could settle.
Hinton, RichardDT3Oct 9, 1968 – Sep 5, 1969Dental Clinicnot a bad place to be for a 20 year old kid in the late 60's
Anderson, William "Bill"YN3Nov 15, 1968 – Nov 15, 1970Repair Office
Carter, JoeEM21969 – 1970
Wildermuth, DanDP21969 – 1971Supply
Ward, Clomer / CdE51969 – 1971Medical
Hogarth, Robert (Bob)EM11969 – 1971R3One of my best duty stations. A great ship with a great crew.
Moschella, WilliamTM3Jan 1969 – Dec 1971WeaponsGreat old sea dog looking for forer mates
Goudy, PaulLISNJan 4, 1969 – Oct 10, 1970PRINT SHOP
Meurer, JohnEM3Jan 12, 1969 – Aug 5, 1970R-5 NucleonicsDidn't think so at the time but it was the good old days while I was on board.
Tracey, RonaldCT/SK2Jan 19, 1969 – Aug 10, 1970UnknownServed as storekeeper in tech library. Loved it! Served on sub tender but drove a battleship...a 1959 Cadillac convertible...black with the old bullet taillights. Norfolk police loved to stop me!
Fingerman, David (Fingers)DC-2Feb 1969 – Sep 1970Damage Control
Sedelow, Robert / MouseFTG3Mar 1969 – Apr 1970Wepons / Fire Control shop
Griffiths, TomEN-2Apr 1969 – Sep 1970
Perkins, RichardDM3Apr 1969 – Dec 1970R-6What good times when you're 23 years old and don't have a care in the world!
Ferrini, LarryDP2Apr 1969 – Sep 1970Supply
Dempsey, DouglasETR-2Jun 1969 – Sep 1969R-4 Electronics RepairShort stop between boot camp and sub school
Tesky, MichaelETN2Jun 1969 – Jul 1972R-4 Cal. LabGrand old lady She Was.
Weyant, Gerald NRadioman 2nd class POJun 6, 1969 – Jun 6, 1971RadiomanI was Communications Supervisor COMSUBRON SIX from June 1969 to June 1971. Stationed in Norfolk, then we moved to Charleston in 1971.
Smith, James (Jim)SNJul 1969 –E
Howard, DavidPN3Jul 1969 – Nov 1971PersonnelServed onboard from July of 1969 till November 1971. Remember the trips to Ft. Lauderdale and switching homeports from Norfolk, Va. to Charleston, Sc. Would love to hear from anyone who was onboard and served with me.
Jasinkowski, MikeEM 3Oct 1969 – May 14, 1971
Evans, JamesFAOct 1969 – Mar 1970mess cookI remember Thanksgiving dinner 1969, we had a vat of whipped cream and I dipped my hand in it and like a pie I smashed it in my buddy's face. then it was on we had whipped cream all over the mess deck.
Steding, MarkFTG1 (SS)Dec 1969 – 1972WeaponsLPO Fire Control Shop
Greene, RonaldTM3Dec 1969 – Jul 1971WeaponsEnjoyed working in the weapons dept...great bunch of guys! Looking to hear from others crew members from l970 to 1971.
Redemann, CarolEN3Dec 15, 1969 – Aug 15, 1971engineering
Foster, MichaelIC-3Dec 29, 1969 – Dec 29, 1971'E'Walked on top of Mk37 torpedoes stacked outside the IC shop. Hanging shore power to the sub that came in with port plane hanging by hydraulic lines and swapped crews with the import sub, changed numbers and left out!!
Johnson, CraigTMSA-TM2Dec 30, 1969 – Apr 1972W-1

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