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USS Nereus (AS 17) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Nereus (AS 17). 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 264 crew members registered for the USS Nereus (AS 17).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1954 | 1955 – 1960 | 1961 – 1964 | 1965 – 1967 | 1968 – now

Blakeman, GaryETN31965 – 1968
Chalfin, JohnEM21965 – 1967Weather Decks Electric Shop
Robert A. Tullis, Bob profile iconETR2Mar 1, 1965 – Mar 1, 1968R-4Was TAD first to ComSubFlot 1 to install cable tv system at Ballast Point, Then was TAD to FAAWTC up on the hill. Would like to contact Dave Westphal and Dave Essad
McDade, William B. (Bill)CYN3Jul 1965 – Apr 1967OperationsI served as the Operations Department Yeoman. I have fond memories of my time on the Nereus.
Miller, EllisIC-3Aug 4, 1965 – Jun 20, 1967ENGI went on board when the Nereus went into the Vallejo shipyards. Went to Alcapoco and then to Hawaii. Got out and joined the Los Angeles Police Dept. I retired from there 6-2006.
John Gray, Johnsm3Aug 9, 1965 – Sep 9, 1967quatermaster
Burek, StanCTSANov 1965 – Jun 1966S-2Assigned to the Nereus awaiting ET "a" school. Worked as one of the ships bakers, I was the dumb %$# that tried to wash a hundred pounds of rice down the sink!!! Also remember the ramming by the USS Shiields..
Love, Shannon (Rocky)Dp2Nov 1965 – 1967pamilant fleetAm looking for former shipmates who were in the Data Processing Department where I worked. Would Like to see what they are up to these days. Also would like to see John Gilliam SK2 from Chicago.
Sorenson, JimSN, PNSN, PN3Nov 1, 1965 – Aug 1, 1966"X" (Personnel Office)Shipmate; LT "Skip" Hall (Personnel Officer), LCDR Gowan (Admin Officer); PN3 Tom Finn; PN3 Al Church; PN3 Robert Sharpe.
Puls, JoeSA/SNNov 18, 1965 – Jul 14, 1966DeckWas put in charge of Berthing Compartment, PSI waiting to go to FT school. I stood Boatswains Mate of the watch and still have my pipe. Also stood "crows nest" watch underway, wow. Ended up retiring as a FCCM (SW),in89
Burek, AdakchiefCTMSNNov 29, 1965 – Jun 1, 1966S-2Baker
Metzger, DonETN2Dec 2, 1965 – Dec 7, 1967R-4Submarine antenna repair, General Electronic maintenance. After leaving ship retired in 1986 as ETC
Tinsley, MichaelCSSN1966 – 1967CommissaryHi guys, just found this. came from boot camp as a cook. worked for Chief Parrish. spent a year in da nang then back to Sperry. cooked on the TR3. but never on the boats. did vallejo time on both ships. went to portland and alcapoco.
Coulter, JimEN 3Jan 10, 1966 – Nov 8, 1967MI remember fire in forward engine room/ Vallejo ship yard/cruise to Accapulco and Hawaii / Tin can that hit ship in San Diego bay
Jansen, SkipETCS(ss)Jan 10, 1966 – Aug 10, 1966R-4Was an ETR-3 then. ^ month TAD awaiting Nuc School in Vallejo.
Dinesen, Bob (Denny) profile iconDP2Jan 25, 1966 – Mar 1, 1968SupplyLooking for shipmates from Data Prossesing and others I knew from the ship and the Navy in general.
Leeder, DanOMSNMar 1966 – Feb 1967Optical Shop - PeriscopesFresh out of boot camp straight to deck force -then to Mare Island for overhaul-Whew! Decided to find a job a little cleaner. Found it in the Optical Shop - great duty!!! Went on to Guam and the Proteus AS19 - Became OM2. Learned a lot!!
Stewart, Guy (Stu) profile iconTM2 (SS)Mar 1966 – Oct 1967Weapons W-1MK 14 shop lead torpeodman
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Lathem, RobertSEAMANMay 1966 – Apr 1968boat
Ball, BillyMRCMay 1966 – May 1969R-2Made Chief in 1967
Weiss, WalterEN 3May 1, 1966 – Dec 31, 1967MI worked in the After Engine Room. I was the guy who put out the fire in the Forward Engine Room. I remember Mare Island drydock and overhauling our engines. Cruises to Hawaii and Acapulco. Great shipmates.
Gdonski, AndyDP2Jun 1, 1966 – May 15, 1968SupplyGreat ship & duty! Came aboard directly from boot camp. Went to Hawaii for change of command ceremony. Ate pineapple with every meal on the way back to San Diego. Went to Mare Island and Acapulco. Still have ashtrays from El Presidente.
Ferrell, LarryMM1(SS)Jul 1966 – Mar 1968R-5Rad Con Shift Supervisor, Oil Test Lab Supervisor, Rad Con school instructor
Foreman, BartonSFP2Jul 1966 – Oct 1968EngineringI made some great friends in the CR Shop like Dan Cruz and Frank Swift. I wish I knew where they were.
Meier, JerryEM2Jul 10, 1966 – Jun 28, 1968EGreat duty - beat WesPac cruise. Enjoyed manning the propulsion switchboard. Made EM1 in the reserves while earning my BS & MS at the University of Illinois.
Harward, George But With 3 Other Georges Became " Charlie Brown"ICFA THROUGH IC2Aug 1966 – Oct 1969R3 - Gyro Repair ShopThe senior "George" thought I looked like a "Charlie" and with the luck of "Charlie Brown" most thought I was Charlie Brown. Also known as "GDU" (Garbage Disposal Unit) - max ice ream at a meal - a little
Johns, MichaelSNSep 1966 – Sep 29, 1967deck forcethis was one of the best years of my life
Sluss, LarrySK-3Sep 1966 – Feb 1970SUPPLY/COMMISSARY
Hall, MarvinICFNSep 1966 – Jan 1967NuclearJust a stopping point from A school waiting for Nuclear Power School to start in January. Did have fun in the Nuc division doing just about nothing.
Howard, Doran (Little Howie)ML3Nov 1966 – Aug 1968Repair - FoundryServed under Herlbert (MLC), Wetzler (ML1), Howard (ML2 - My brother), Harris (ML2, ML3, ML2) and Holmes (ML3)
Meyer, Raymond ( Oscar )fnNov 1966 – Dec 1967mAfter overhaul at Mare Island I was on watch in Forward Engine Room during Sea Trials at night when engine exploded. No records found. I see comments about it would like to hear from person commenting on it.
Colvin, EdwardEN3Nov 6, 1966 – Dec 26, 1968Pusser boats and the boat shopMy first ship in the navy and really enjoyed my time here and our trip to Acapoco,mex. and my best friend GM2 Melvin Quinney. The pusher boats was a great time also
Nitz, Tom Ernie profile iconSNNov 27, 1966 – Apr 17, 1967deck forceAssigned Boatswains locker I was the guy who got hand crushed when hatch came unlatched as I climbed up ladder in boatswains locker. Chandler lowered me with paravain crane into whale boat after we anchored off Pt Loma.
Henderson, DaveEN21967 – 1969R2Outside Machine Shop (X38A); Hydraulic Shop (X31H)
Cassel, SteveML21967 – 1971R-1Worked in foundry. Loved the trip to Portland. Duty on the Nereus was great the people made it that way.
Quinney, Melvingmg21967 – 1968GunneryLove & miss the old girl. I shudder to think that part of her is now a Sucrets can. Great crew, good friends, especially Ed Colvin. Fondly remember trip to Acapulco. First boarded her at Mare Island naval ship yard.
Quinney, Melvin profile iconGunner's Mate Guns1967 – 1968GunneryWhen I first boarded the Nereus, it was in dry dock at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. We were home ported at Ballast Point in San Diego. While aboard, we took a great trip to Acapulco.
Maggard, KennySeaman 3Jan 1967 – Oct 19682nd Division (Pier Crane)My first ship after Boot Camp. I joined the Nereus in Valejo while in the shipyard. I met lifelong friends there and loved the experience!
Baker, Tommiesk2Jan 10, 1967 – Apr 14, 1969s1 I worked in supply in warehouse 108 at 11 naval headquarters got supplies to point loma by truck an barge .if anyone rembers that contact me
Landeck, PerSN/QM3Feb 1967 – Apr 1968ONLT Bob Whitten rounded out my education as a navigator. Tough but fair mentor. Thanks to LT Fred Wagner I skipped deck force & went straight to ON division.
Marlow, MichaelFnFeb 1967 – Oct 1967M
Leinenweber, Chris profile iconE3Feb 15, 1967 – Oct 31, 1968Print ShopI was very ok with my duty on the Nereus. Better than Nam. Chief Trytek was my immediate superior. He was a cool old salt. October 31, 1968 (the day I got cut loose) was just about the happiest day of my life
Verbracken, LouieMM2 / DVMar 1967 – Oct 1969LockerGreat Duty
Dickey, DrewTM2Mar 15, 1967 – Jun 26, 1968ASW Torpedo ShopNice place to have fond memories of. My sons had a rather large photo of the Nereus escorted by a tug in SD Harbor framed and now she's a constant reminder of how great our Navy truly is. Sadly she no longer shows up on Google Earth.
Gruber, ThomasLI 2May 1967 – Sep 1969Repair - Print ShopGreat ship. Worked for Master Chief Ed Trytek. I miss Mike Weeks and Jim Buffalo.Think of them ofetn.
Cramins, LarrySF/P 2ND CLASSJun 1, 1967 – May 10, 1969hull repairLearned to be a sailor on this ship. Great crew an great times ! Did not ship over,left for home 10 may 1969. I remeber you Shecknieder! Larry.
Farrar, EdJun 11, 1967 – Aug 7, 1968ICI remember the trip to Mexico and the fun times. We had this odd E-7 over the IC locker who had a strange arm twitch.
Akin, JamesEN 3Jul 1967 – Dec 1967MWas in the fire in forward engine room never gorget it
Phillips, BuddyTM3Jul 1967 – Oct 9, 1968WeaponsI worked in the steam torpedo shop below the after mess deck
Holland, JustinETN3Jul 1967 – 1968OperationsTAD to Engineering doing BM work, then to Electronics. Played 8-man tackle football for SubFlotOne. Great time in my US Navy career
Arnold, JohnSFT3Aug 1, 1967 – Jan 15, 1969Hello shipmates!
Woody, GeneRM3Aug 23, 1967 – Jun 30, 1969communicationsI was TAD to Comsubflot one and crossed the pier when the old lady got underway and worked on the Sperry. I think the Nereus got underway three times in the two years there. I retired in 1983.
Moore, DavidIC 3Sep 15, 1967 – Apr 15, 1968
Gill, WilliamSnOct 9, 1967 – Oct 10, 1969Crane operatorI was nineteen Frist time away from home
Kelly, SeanMM3Nov 5, 1967 – Aug 1, 1968MLooking for shipmate that served with me on USS Sanctuary AH-17. Name: Danny Pierce. We were shipmate first crew not plank owners- M div. Skippers (ship) Collingwood, medical Dufner. We became "Shellbacks". Email,95660
Kelly, SeanMM3Nov 20, 1967 – Aug 1, 1968Evaps/ 150 # BoilersDanny Pierce and I both served on USS Sanctuary AH 17- transfered to USS Nereus AS -17. Performed both Water and fireroom cleaning. We were both on board when the boiler blew fire out relite, oil never secured.

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