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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
Albanese, TonyFTB21975 – 1979WeaponsMany fond memories of the time I spent on board.
Allen, TerryRM1(SS)1975 – 1978OPS/RadioInterested in talking to anyone who remembers me.
Stier, CurtissMM21975 – 1977EngineeringGreat time!!
Rogers, BobbySTS2(SS)Feb 1, 1975 – Sep 20, 1977SONARAlways looking for Shipmates.
Kirkwood, SkipHM2(SS)Apr 1975 – Dec 1976MedicalMy Navy service started a 40-year career of emergency medical service. Hope that all of my former shipmates are well! skipkirkwood@nc.rr.com
Messier, PierreMM1 (ss)Apr 1975 – Sep 1979A-GangRetired sailing a 45 ft. Ketch were ever my wife and I desire, and choose what liberty ports to pull into and how long we will be there.
Berry, DavidMM2/SSApr 1, 1975 – Nov 28, 1978A Gang Gold CrewI would like to hear from old shipmates and how they are doing.
Rapple, KenMT2 SS/DVMay 1975 – May 1977WeaponsOnly made two patrols but this was the best crew that I ever served with. Still in touch with quite a few.
Naudin, AlbertSEAMENMay 1975 – Jan 1977yoeman strikerflying ace remember when I flew a kite outside the torpedo room when submerged
Taylor, MichaelETN2 (SS)Jun 1, 1975 – Jan 1, 1979Nav
Spaulding, Brian "Bud"MTC(SS)Aug 1975 – Dec 1977Missile
Weaver, RoyalMT2(SS)Oct 1975 – May 1980Weapons/MTMy first and Best Boat.
Milatz, JohnFTG1(SS)Oct 1975 – Jan 1980Torpedo Fire Control
Shane, DanMM1 (SS)Nov 1975 – Sep 1979Reactor-MHad a blast, now that I look back. Made a total of 7 patrols. Just recently found my Blue Nose certificate, the wife framed it up for me. Sill in contact with a few folks. Still work in Nuclear, although in a non-Navy world.
Cunningham, AllenMT-3 TO MT-1Dec 1975 – Jun 1980MissileThe best crew that there ever was. I learned how to be An MT there...
Samuelson, MartinMM2Dec 21, 1975 – Jul 21, 1979A gang
Sadlik, RayRM21976 – 1979RadiomanWhere is Brule,Royston,Hogan,Whitehead,Voland,Kirsch,all blue crew members mid 70's.
Rawson, JackFIREMAN1976 – 1978ONLY ABOARD FOR THREE RUNS. I REMEMBER GOING THRU THE BLUENOSE & DOING ANGLES & DANGLES
Stitt, PhillipElectrician's Mate First Class (E6)1976 – 1980Not sure
Rogers, BobbySTS2 E-5Feb 1976 – Sep 1978SONAR
Casey, KevinSSBN616Apr 1976 – Apr 23, 1980A SORRY I MISSED YOU GUYS AT THE REUNION
Eslick, RonSTS2/SSMay 15, 1976 – Jul 20, 1979SonarBest boat and crew in the submarine community. Great memories, many dear friends. Contact me
Bell, LawrenceSTS1Jun 1, 1976 – May 1, 1980SonarLeading ST with the best crew the boat ever knew
Royston, JoelIC3Jun 1, 1976 – 1979IC
Drain, Timothy1977 – 1979
Follmer, MarkICFN/SS1977 – 1980ic/sonarwho is out there from blue crew mid 70's
Streiff, JoeSTS2(SS)1977 – 1980weaponsMy First Boat, My Best Boat
Coleman, TimothyMM21977 – 1981A DivHey, learned a lot on that old boat, i was 17 when I reported aboard, lots of good friends, crazy times. anybody heard from A gangers JW or Chief Thomson (Scotty)
Rodriguez, Michael RodTM2(SS)1977 – 1981WEAPONS
Navarro, JosephMT2/SSApr 15, 1977 – Oct 20, 1980WEAPONS/MISSILELOOKING BACK..IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES ON A FINE OLD LADY,WITH VERY OFTEN THOUGHT ABOUT FRIENDS.
Classen, TerryMIDSHIPMANMay 1977 – Aug 1977I was one of the three midshipmen on the cruise.
Pilypaitis, Bernard / BennyMT2Aug 8, 1977 – Sep 23, 1979Weapons
Lamborn, Richard W.RM2/SSNov 1977 – Dec 1981RadioHad great times, at times? Would love to hear from any of the Blue Crew during these dates that I served with. Gold Crew is OK also! God bless the "Laff-a-Lot! May she rest in peace.
Pacheco, JosephIC3 SS1978 – 1980IC
Diviacchi, ValerianoEM2(SS)1978 – 1979E-Div
McDonald, JosephQM31978 – 1980NAVSub's were not for me, although I have a lot of fund memories. Remained in the Navy after leaving Lafayette, and retired in 1999 as a QMC (SW).
Wire, DarrellET1/SSMar 1, 1978 –Nuclear
Burdick, EdYNC(SS)/LDO ENSIGNJul 5, 1978 – Apr 2, 1982AdminBlue Crew Leading YN, Qualified COW/DOOW, Commissioned as LDO Ensign, retired as LDO Captain. Lafayette was a great ship
Lamborn, Richard A/k/a/ DickRM1/SSOct 1978 – Dec 1983Radio - Nav/OpsWhen I left the command I was the LPO (RM1/SS) The Chief was Robert Kennedy
Smith, KirkSTS2 SS1979 – 1982Sonar
Voland, CraigRM2 (SS)Jan 1979 – Dec 1980Can out of Radio School as seaman left RM3 (SS)
Martin, Peter profile iconSTS2 (SS)Feb 1979 – Jun 1983Weapons/Sonar4 patrols (2 Gold patrols, 2 Blue patrols) out of Holy Loch, overhaul in Newport News. Met good people and had some interesting times. God bless to all.
Speake, Farroll "Chip"RM2 (SS)Feb 26, 1979 – Oct 5, 1980CommunicationsMade some great friends on the boat and miss them all. Worked as a civilian contractor with the DoD for over 20 years after I got out
Ford, MikeSNSSMar 1979 – Mar 1981deck4 patrols blue nose alot bigger list at hullnumber.com
Skivington, Mike profile iconMM1 (SS)Mar 1979 – Aug 1983M DivisionMy first and only boat... The very best!
Christopher, Gary profile iconMM2/MM1(SS)Apr 1979 – Jun 1982M/ELTGold Crew 79-81, four patrols, overhaul at Newport News; transferred before initial crit. on new core.
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Collins, BobSKCM (SS/DV)May 14, 1979 – Aug 1, 1984SupplyThe best crew there ever was. It was the best. Living in Florida, retired.
Kelly, TimothyIC1 (SS) NuclearJul 15, 1979 – Nov 20, 1982Engineering2 - Patrols and refueling overhaul - in sunny Newport News
McFadden, HarveySTS1(SS)Nov 1979 – Oct 1983SonarGold Crew/Shipyard Overhaul/Blue Crew Server aboard 5 boats but on 616 the longest.

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