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USS Lafayette (SSBN 616) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Lafayette (SSBN 616). 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 218 crew members registered for the USS Lafayette (SSBN 616).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – 1974 | 1975 – 1979 | 1980 – 1986 | 1987 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Doares, MikeLT1969 – 1971Supply
Reilley, Tom ReilleyE21969 –
McDonald, David / Duck / MacKMM2(SS)1969 – 1971M / ELT
Woods, SpudETR2-SSJun 1969 – Oct 1972Navigation7 patrols made for a lot of friends amd stories that are still worth telling. Glad to have done it, but also glad I won't be going back!
Blackburn, JosephET(R)FIRST CLASSAug 1969 – Aug 1972NavigationSINS Technician - Watch Station Supervisor - Ships Diver - Command Photographer - Five Patorls - Two Meritorious Unit Commendations
Stephenson, EstenNAVETAug 1969 – Aug 1972NavigationDid 6 patrols out of Rota. I eventually retired in June of 89 after 21 patrols but the 6 I did on the Lafayette were the best.
Walden, JohnFTB1(SS)1970 – 1975Weapons
Jordan, Randy (Isreal Quick)SDSN1970 – 1972OperationsWas in the Miss Lafayette contest, would like to find Leo, or Robles
Krause, Mike (Lester)MM1(SS)Feb 1970 – Jul 1972M-NUCLEARMade 5 patrols summer and winter in Charleston, what a time we had Boat was a good one.E.J Toupin was C.O.Danny Black where are you?
Beaman, PatMT2SSMar 1970 – Mar 1974Missile
Eubamks, ClaudeMM1 (SS)Jun 1, 1970 – Apr 9, 1975A GangWhen I got out I got a Chief Engineer License any HP and Captain Lisence 100 Ton. I got my Degree as a ME and am retired.
Cowan, RickETN21971 – 1975NavigationSome good times, a few bad, made some real good friends. I was a Nav-et on the gold crew.
Leech, KennethCS3SS1971 – 1972SupplyShips Baker under Captain Foster
Ernette, DanielETR2(SS)Jan 2, 1971 – Jul 10, 1976Reactor ControlsMoved inland after discharge. Great experience with a great crew.
Kaczmarek, DennisRM1(SS)Feb 1971 – Sep 1975CommunicationsRetired and own a horse ranch in Arizona.
Althaus, HankSTS 3 (SS)Apr 1971 – Oct 1972Sonar2 patrols out of Rota, enjoyed Bob Hope, transit to Groton and Midshipmen rotation. Went to A2/C school in San Diego and served on West Coast for balance of service. Served with STSC (SS) Ed Bell, STS1(SS) Joe Dye, STS2 (SS) Blackwell. Great Times!
Brown, GeorgeYN3Apr 1971 – Jun 1972Ship's Office - Mess cook, sternplanesI remember the Bob Hope Show in Rota. I also remember Stackhouse (and a little messeage that came over the 4MC to the XO very early one morning). Made two patrols and got qualified shortly after I turned 19. Leftin 1972 and went to COMSUBLANT
Brown, GeorgeSSBN 616Apr 12, 1971 – Apr 12, 1972COB's Special ForcesDid whatever the COB told me to do. If he was happy with my job he'd let me get some sleep, if not he'd have me stand another watch.
Zak, PeteMM3 (SS)Jun 1971 – 1974A DivisionI had the pleasure of serving with quite a group of characters. great memories and great friends.
McGriff, Don (Grunt)TM2(SS)Jul 1971 – 1975
Barnhart, Jerry ,sarahTM3Sep 1971 – Sep 1972launcher techThe Bob Hope show Rota Spain,Pete Zack summer in Charleston running Mid Shipmen out of New London.
Brown, CarlRM2(SS)Mar 10, 1972 – May 6, 1976CommunicationI am presently in the reserves after being out 18 yrs and is now an ET1(SS). I was really sorry to hear that the boat was no more. Would love to hear from anyone from the boat.
Dean, CraigMT1Sep 1972 – Jun 1976Weapons/MissileWas on ship from retrofit/DASO and two patrols with Blue Crew. Interested in hearing from anyone from that time. Anyone remember Chief Robert Stackhouse?
Manuel, Allen WayneSK (SS)Sep 1, 1972 – May 1, 1975SupplyI remember Stackhouse. What about Bob Howell TM2(SS) anyone know were he is. My E-Mail is papawaynemanuel@yahoo.com
Allen, MichaelMT2(SS)Jan 1973 – Jan 1977Weapons
Brule, KevinETN-1Mar 1973 – Aug 1978What happend to David Flemming - The BIG BOPPER, Ray Sadlick, David Whitehead, blue crew mid to late 70's.
Barry, James (Jim) profile iconSKSN to SK2 (SS),Sep 1973 – Jan 1977SupplyWe had a great crew, from SKC Miller to Dr. Ross & Santos at sick Bay to Manny, Uson & Chief Charvez in the Galley. I can almost remember the whole crew. The Mann brothers, Daddy Miles, COB-Stackhouse, still have pics
Santos, JesusHM3(ss)1974 – 1976MEDICALI remember Chief Stackhouse. Still keep in touch with curt nunier MM3. DOES anyone REMEMBER MIKE WILKINS or leslie ross?
Ormsby, FrederickPN2(SS)1974 – 1977AdminServed on the Blue Crew during my tour. I was assigned onboard during our refit at Electric Boat.
Ball, ErnieMM1Jan 10, 1974 – May 1, 1977M DivisionAfter the Lafayette I was on the Ohio SSBN 726, then the shark SSN 591. Retired June 30, 1993. Lived in westminster Colorado for 27 years now in Jamestown Tennessee.
Musshorn, MikeET1(SS)Jan 15, 1974 – May 24, 1977Navigation
Carey, BobEM2Feb 10, 1974 – Aug 1976E
Lookhoff, JeffreyQMCMar 24, 1974 – Jun 10, 1977NavigationThis is sent in by Jeff's widow, Zaida. Jeff passed away on June 18, 2002 from Aneurysm of Aorta. He retired in 1978 but continued to serve in the Merchant Marines until his death. He always had fond memories of the crew and ship.
Pantola, Brian FelixQM2(SS)Apr 1974 – Sep 1977Quartermaster Gold CrewThanks to all my shipmates for their generosity when my sister was murdered while we were in Holy Loch, Scotland. I have never forgot you all. Brian
Porter, BobEM1(SS)May 1974 – Oct 1977
Jones, William/jonesy profile iconMS1May 1974 – Nov 1978MS
Hartman, GordonMM3Jun 24, 1974 – Dec 5, 1974EnginneringGreat Shipmates, ist Sub I servered on.
Blanchard, PhilSTS2Sep 1974 – Jul 1979SONARToo many memories, so many friends, where are you? If anybody's still out there please contact me
Thomas, DannyMT2/SSNov 20, 1974 – Jul 11, 1979Weapons / MissleCame on board after refit, made DASO and 9 patrols. Great time and great friends. She was a fine boat, I am sad that she is gone.
Sosenko, ThomasMT1(SS)Dec 1974 – Jul 1979Weapons / MissileBlue crew, 7 patrols,DASO/OT I'am currently the X.O. of the local SUBVETS INC. Southern Tier N.Y. I remember "THE HAD IT, LOST IT" games and "EGOR". Rest well old girl you were a fine ship in NEPTUNE's fleet.

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