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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 – 1981 | 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Passacantando, Mike :pasta"ET11981 – 1983R4 Cal LabI miss the old girl in LaMadd. Great times! I don't miss the Liberty boats to shore! They were hell when you had a little too much!
Schmidt, Gary / DustyET11981 – 1982Radio/Repair/Tech LibraryHad some great times in La Maddalena, Olbia, Cannigionne, etc. Will always remember the ride out to the ship every morning and home again in the evening. And of course the clothes optional beaches. Fair winds and following seas to all.
Watson, Mike profile iconRM31981 – 1982OCafter getting over the shock of getting sent to a rock I had never heard of for my first duty station. I meet some great people both shipmates and locals anyone on Facebook there is a new Uss Orion group if you want to join
Zerbonia, JohnHT21981 – 1985R1Best duty I ever had. Would like to get in touch with my buds from the Toga Parties.
Cary, PatHTFN1981 – 1983R pipe shopnever forget
Soliz, David Garzask31981 – 1983port servicesit's been sometime ago...would like to hear from you... i ran a 6 mile race in la madd...placed 19 out of 270 runners
Callentine, Mikerm31981 – 1983communicationsLooking for old buddies!
Baker, CarlDP21981 – 1984S-8ADP Bad Boys, Enjoyed the Tour Best Ever. Ain't that right Tulips! Currently, In Washington, DC "Census Bureau".
Smith, KeithTM21981 – 1983W-3Didn't really like it at first but the place grew on me. My oldest daughter was born while we were there. Miss the people and the culture.
Clark, ThomasRM31981 – 1982CR
Svitak, RayE3/E4Feb 1, 1981 – May 1, 1982ADPWhat a blast; good memories.
Smith, Charles D SmithHT-3Feb 5, 1981 – Jun 10, 1982
Smith, Thomas P.HT3Feb 10, 1981 – Mar 15, 1982R-1You guys called me 'TP' and I had a great time working with you all. My first mentor C.D. Smith, Chuck Thornton, Eddie Roque, Beef, Terry, Bobby L., Jimmy Ray, Andre T. and so many others made it a memorable experience. I hope all's we
Collins, SeanDPSNMar 1981 – Jun 1982S8Great times in a truly beautiful location Made many very good friendships there. I have many fond memories of La Madd and the Lighthouse Christian Fellowship with Hector & Brunhilda Martinez.
Chotain, DanielTM3Mar 1, 1981 – Apr 1, 1982Weapons W2Anyone who served with me can contact me at Chtain644@gmail.com. Ed Sullivan you out there. Any of the New Hampshire guys out there. Met up with Bill Hinkle awhile back
Tarini, RobertSHSR-SH3Mar 5, 1981 – Oct 1, 1984S-3My first ship ever on and the BEST. The crew was exceptional. LA Madd, IT was the absolute best place to be stationed.
Tyson, DanielSR- BM3Mar 5, 1981 – Dec 20, 19842nd DeckThis was my 1st tour the 2nd tour was Feb 91-June 95, I was on Orion, crossdecked to the Simon Lake, Port services, then Tad to NSA La Madd Security, Harbour Patrol.
Colomban, OrrieMS2Mar 19, 1981 – Aug 28, 1984SupplyLaddMad the best, Dean, Jeff, Ron, Alex and Lt. Jio great friends and Kelly J.
Allen, NormanDPSNMar 22, 1981 – Jun 19, 1982s7
Chase, StevenSN/PNSNApr 1981 – Jun 1982PERSONNEL OFFICELA MADD WAS A TRIP. SOME OF THE BEST FUN IN THE NAVY WAS PARADISO AND THE BIG CLUB..... PNCS PURCEL, CWO-2 WROBEL PN1 DALE BENNETT PN2 BILLY WAGNER PN2 TOM MAHUNDRO, PN3 JEFF LITHGOW PN2 DAVID WHITE TO NAME A FEW. GREAT TIMES
Lindsley, StevenEN3Apr 1981 – May 1984EngineeringWorked with David Flynn in AC&R shop, O2N2 Plant with PO1 Ryan, Aft Engine Rm, Boiler Rm. Also was Captain's Gig Engineer & Coxswain. Loved those late night emergency runs to Palau from La Maddalena
Perrotti, NickEN3Apr 1981 – Aug 1983A GANG
Remone, Roy (Eddie)SR/ SHSNApr 1981 – Jun 1983DECK AND TRANSFERRED TO S3THE BIGGEST MISTAKE WAS LEAVING THE ROCK. REMEMBERING THE PARTIES IN THE LAUNDRY. THANK GOD FOR THE DRYER EXHAUST. TRANSFERRED TO AMMUNITION SHIP IN SAN FRANCISCO DRY DOCK. TRIED TO GET BACK TO ORION IN 84 NAVY SAID NO.
Cunningham, Richard / RichieEN3Apr 5, 1981 – Jun 4, 1983A Division Boat ShopJust trying to find shipmates
Mehrlich, Pat profile iconMM1 Petty OfficerApr 6, 1981 – Apr 30, 1983R-5I just wanted to say that my Husband Pat and I were stationed in La Maddalena for two years, He received an accommodations award from the Captain of the Orion in special recognition of outstanding performance while there
Desouza, William profile iconEMFN/EM3Apr 15, 1981 – May 14, 1983E-Div, Power ShopLooking for old shipmates, Mendoza, Duzon, Parillo, Duke, Clemmons, Maher, Dow, others My Sardinia GF, well she did find me after her college & 3 years after I left Orion she did. Thanks John Dow, she found me, oh boy.
Schreckenghost, Dave (Ghost)E3/E4Jun 1981 – Dec 1982
O'Brien, PerryICFNJun 1981 – Nov 1982EStarted in A gang went to E Div as an IC man.
Balcom, RobertHT2Jun 1, 1981 – Aug 15, 1983R-1 Pipe Shop/Flex Hose ShopI served 22 years and Orion was my first and by far the best ship ever. We worked hard, but had many great times. My R1 division shipmates included many colorful characters, but they were all good guys. I miss you guys, Orion, and The Rock.
Blanchard, Mark profile iconRPSNJul 1981 – Jan 1983X DivLoved my job - met every one in the ship. Now a craftsman.
Oost, JamesDP2Aug 1981 – Aug 1983S?I "Survived the Rock"
Skala, MarkE5Aug 1981 – Sep 1984QAOrion was towed to Baltimore July 2006 and is waiting to be dismantled. There will be one last opportunity to see it. Let me know if interested. mskalla@ec.rr.com. Wouldn't mind hearing from other shipmates.
Behrens, Don (Nod)EN2Aug 1981 – Oct 1983R-9, 38 Alpha shopThe best duty I ever had. Even though the shift work was never ending
Ayer, DarrylEMFNAug 1981 – Oct 22, 1982EWORKED MAINLY IN FORWARD ENGINNERING COMPARTMENT. I WORKED ALONG SIDE EM3 CHARLIE MAHER. I REMEMBER MASTER CHIEF JONES,DUKE,EM2 DUZON AND OTHERS ONCE I LOOK AT MY PICTURES.
Guarino, Larry (Marv)EN/E-4Aug 1981 – Nov 1984A Gang/AC&R ShopHad a great time on the Rock.Still keep in touch with some of the guys.E-mail me if you remember me or want to get in touch larryguarino3@yahoo.com
Eldridge, FrederickEM1Aug 1, 1981 – Mar 15, 1984R-3
Maher, CharlesEM3Aug 11, 1981 – Sep 9, 1982Great time on LaMad and some wonderful liberty ports in France, Tunisia, Italy and Monte Carlo.
Duquette, Ronnie (Duke)HT2Sep 1981 – Dec 1983R-1 Div Shipfitter / PipeGreatest experience, Truest shipmates you could have. Really learned the rate (HT)
Kohl, BradDPSNOct 31, 1981 – Jan 10, 1983S-8/ADP
Cammarano, Anthony (Tony)E5 FiremanNov 1981 – Nov 1983RepairI had a great time aboard the Orion, got to see lots of europe and made lots of friends!
Jones, Gregory Smm3Nov 1981 – May 1983R9 38 shopthe 8th wonder of the world 38 shop we did one hell of a job, worked hard parted even harder
Ward, MartyDPSNNov 1, 1981 – Jan 22, 1983ADPWill never forget Rome with David G. and Paris with Mark W. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.... I was so young and didn't appreciate the gift we were given to live in such a unique place.
McCra, JeffSKCDec 1981 – Apr 1984S7 SUBSATLPO WAS ROGER SWARTFIGUER BEST FRIEND WILLIAM BEAMEN "CHICO" I SURVIVED THE ROCK AND THE GREAT PARTIES
Polzin, RonaldHT3/HT2Dec 1981 – Dec 1983Engineering / DCHad a great time on the Rock, Wish I could go back there
Talaga, Steve profile iconIM2Dec 1981 – Mar 1984R-2ALarry Grisham saw your name on the list and thought of you and DeeDee and the good times we had in Sardinia. Rose and I are still together-30 years how time flies! Drop me a line at dataz63@aol.com See ya, Steve
Kosinski, Mark profile iconDKSNDec 1981 – Mar 1983S-4 Division/Supply DepartmentA great experience aboard the Orion and assigned to the Disbursing Office
Pinette, DougICFNDec 1, 1981 – Apr 1982EngineeringThis was one of those places that you couldn't appreciate until you left and to think those of us that left gave up the 30 additional days leave on an extension?? Where are the "Alley Cats"??
Walls, Ronald/bulkheadEN3Dec 6, 1981 – Jun 1, 1984/ a-ganghad lots of great times in italy still stay in contact with several old shipmates

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