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USS Simon Bolivar (SSBN 641) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Simon Bolivar (SSBN 641). 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 378 crew members registered for the USS Simon Bolivar (SSBN 641).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1978 | 1979 – 1981 | 1982 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – now

Costa, StevenFTG (SS)Mar 8, 1975 – Mar 13, 1977Weapons
Babb, Perry (Bubbles)MM3May 1, 1975 – Oct 29, 1978My first love, we had some great times,charleston,goose creek, holy lock, i look back and remember a simple time in my life. times have changed. working on cv in newport news, retired a mmc(ss) 1994. live in suffolk virginia, JESUS IS LORD
Sexton, John David (Seagoon)MM2 (SS)Jun 1975 – Dec 1978MDoesn't it suck that boat was not just decommissioned, but scrapped? Yeah, I hated it when the Goldies brought the boat back, but I'd enjoy trading sea stories.
Krpata, Thomas (Tom) profile iconMM3 / MM2(SS)Jun 30, 1975 – Mar 17, 1981A Gang1st Boat, best crew and boat I ever served on and with. It was because of this boat that I stayed 20 yrs. Retired in 94 and have lived in SC for last 20yrs.
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Costa, StevenFtgsnJul 17, 1975 – Jul 18, 1977Weapons
Bailey, Robert (Beetle)SKC(SS)Sep 1975 – Jul 1977SK
Webster, SteveEM-1(SS)Sep 1975 – Oct 1981Electrical
Webster, SteveEM-1(SS)Sep 1975 – Oct 1981ElectricalSometimes it seems only like yesterday. 9 patrols, nonrefuel overhaul in Kittery Maine, Blue Nose and Shell Back.
Hinks, GaryRM1(SS) - RMC(SS)Sep 2, 1975 – Aug 31, 1978Radio GangMade Chief on this boat and was initiated at sea. Thanks RMCM(SS) Lookabill, and fellow FRA 269 shipmate, for making that a memorable experience.
Lucas, Ronald MseamanNov 1975 – Mar 1980quartermaster
Delgado, DouglasMM3Dec 1975 – Mar 1978AuxiliaryI still smell and remember the paper mill in Charleston, Fish and Chips in Holy Loch Scotland, and the watch cat in Rota Spain. Retired as MMC in 1998.
Hall, Richardms3Dec 1975 – Jul 1979supply
Thompson, CharlesIC2(SS)1976 – 1979EE01Great crew, alot of good memories, anyone remember the BZN?
Carpenter, JohnET1 (SS)1976 – 1982RC8 patrols with great friends; couldn't have gone through it without them. I remember the good times and am proud to have served on this crew.
Austin, Colonel JimSSBN 641Feb 1976 – Feb 1980I'd like to hear from those that remember me.
Groome, LewisRM3(SS)Apr 16, 1976 – Apr 16, 1979RadioHad the time of my life and would do it again if I had the chance. Age has no preference. I want to thank the Uss Polaski for the port calls we got for refitting out of Holylock in 1976 or 1977. Fort Lauderdale Fla was an experience I won't forget
Durst, David/dustyLCDRJul 6, 1976 – Mar 6, 1980WeaponsSimon Bolivar was always regarded highly and assigned challenging missions.
Green, MichaelET1(SS)Aug 1976 – Aug 1982RCI look back and can only remember the good times and good friends.
Veach, ThomasMT-1(SS)Sep 9, 1976 – Mar 22, 1982MissileMade eight patrols on Blue Crew and the Trident C-4 conversion overhaul. Conducted one OT/FOT. Collected the locks that got turned into the brass floor tiles. Still have the Holiday Colors flown on the Bi-Centenial Fourth of July.
Bolger, BillET2 (SS)Oct 1976 – Mar 1979Reactor ControlsRetired in 1995. Living in Huntsville, AL.
Michael, KirkLTOct 1, 1976 – Aug 31, 1978DCAEnjoyed days on Simon Bolivar; now a finance director for utilities in Texas; love to hear from Shipmates.
Plaggenburg, RalphMT1(SS)1977 – 1981Missile
Teter, RickYN2(SS)1977 – 1979Nuc AdminBlue Zoo News
Gallagher, LawrenceFTGC(SS)1977 – 1978weapons
Meadows, Jim Aka JimbobQM2 SS1977 – 1981QMShaped me for life! Would do it again and glad I did it once. People that know me ask me about being on a sub often. Best and closest friends I ever made and I look forward to spending a lot more time with them in eternity! The Jimbob!
Brown, Richard "Rick"ET-11977 – 1981NavigationSome of the best years of my life, although I didn't realize it then. Been wondering whatever happen to Lamont, "Bones", Kermit, RM Owens, and others. Get in touch folks! Scotland, Portsmouth, N.H., awesome times.
Nuehring, Steve "O-ring"IC31977 – 1981ICAnyone remember the Halfway nights we did?
Horn, GeneET1/SS1977 – 1981RC
Nuehring, SteveE-5Jan 1, 1977 – Oct 31, 1981IC/ET
Britt, LeeSTS3 (SS)Mar 1, 1977 – Aug 1, 1979Weapons
Saylor, William (Bill)MS3 (SS)Mar 15, 1977 – Sep 15, 1980MSMISS THE PIZZA NIGHTS
Gulley, Clark (Buddy)MM1Aug 1977 – Oct 1980M-DivGreat times, but some really difficult times as well, Served with some outstanding individuals.
Umphrey, KevinMM1Aug 1977 – Oct 1981Machinery (M Div)Certainly enjoyed my time on both crews. Blue crew prior to the shipyard and gold crew after.
Fike, DonaldMS3Aug 15, 1977 – Feb 1, 1979Supply
Parsons, MarkRM3/SSSep 28, 1977 – Dec 2, 1979OperationsWhere's my coffee where's my tea, get some time on the Simon B.....
Lohmeyer, ChuckFTB1(SS)Nov 1977 – Aug 1981Missile Fire ControlThe best time of my life. Everything you need to know in life you learn while on a submarine. Met Jesus, my wife, and my best friends. Can't ask for better. Switched to Gold crew after leaving shipyard in Jan 1981.
Meunier, Rick (Monyo)MS 3 (SS)Nov 11, 1977 – Jun 14, 1981SupplyGreat times, got qualified on this boat, only spent 4 years in navy, all on the 641. Remember PNSY, and Charleston SC. Correctional Officer in RI since 1985. Got saved, went to bible college, and now I am a preacher.
Esteves, BretSR-MS3(SS)Dec 1977 – Aug 1982supplythanks for the great memories "THE ANIMAL BOAT"
Esteves, BretSR-MS3(SS)Dec 1977 – Aug 1981supplywas also on the GOLD crew after comming out the yards in Portsmouth N.H.
Liepold, CarlFTB2SS1978 – 1982fire controlloved my job, loved the submarine. I was a kid, what a heck of a lot of fun! They paid us for that! Today, you can't pay to do it.
Teter, RickYN2(SS)1978 – 1979EngineeringGreat time - Great Friends forever
Sexton, RalphEM31978 – 1978EngineeringI arrived in July 1978, I think I was on the blue crew. The crew was the off crew at the time. I enjoyed some leave and liberty time & training. Injured my knee and transfered to NOB transient barracks. Discharged 10/31.
Stolting, GaryMT31978 – Nov 1979WeaponsSimon Bolivar what a great crew we had. Trident Backfit
Tabscott, Jim (Tab)SK2 (SS)Jan 20, 1978 – Jan 20, 1980SupplySome of the best times in my life where spent on the Bolivar, both Blue and Gold Crew. Patrols 38-39-40-41. Yup I was a little nuts back then, so who wasn't?
Waters, MikeLTFeb 1978 – Dec 1980AWEPSGlad to see so many shipmates here, especially those who went through PNSY. Got command of USS FLORIKAN and AUTEC. Now running a Navy IT contract in New Orleans.
Burns, DannyIC2 (SS)Apr 1978 – Aug 1981ENG
Dickey, PaulSTS 2 (ss)May 1978 – Jun 1983SonarFound that time to be a unique experience in my life. Glad to have done it.
Taylor, MikeFTB1 (SS)Jun 18, 1978 – Aug 1, 1980WeaponsBest job ever, great shipmates, did the overhaul thing in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, learned a lot there. Got caught up on the crane one Saturday night taking in the awesome view from aloft. Oops.
Goudreau, PaulRM2(SS)Jul 1978 – Feb 1981RadioWay too long period of my life.
Newton, RandyET1(SS)Aug 1978 – Mar 1982RCNow living in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Did the Trident backfit in Portsmouth, NH. I remember hard work, long hours, best friends, great memories, dedicated people. Find me at or

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