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USS Grayling (SSN 646) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Grayling (SSN 646). 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 215 crew members registered for the USS Grayling (SSN 646).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1971 | 1972 – 1977 | 1978 – 1984 | 1985 – 1989 | 1990 – now

Rauckhorst, James R Jr / RockyIC3(SS)1972 – Apr 1975IC FWD
Buckman, Bill (Buck)STS 2Jan 2, 1972 – Aug 9, 1974Weapons, SonarHaven't thought about this in years and now it is all starting to come back. Had some great times with the crew of the Grayling in many places.
Lambert, Darrell (Butch)ET1 (SS)Jan 10, 1972 – May 15, 1973OPS/NAVBack for the second tour after ET"B" school. More MK48 testing and COCO beach. The new guys proved to be a lot of fun. The Green house will never be the same after the night we saw the Appollo 16 launch for the moon. The trip under ic
McCunn, DouglasETN-3Mar 1, 1972 – Jun 1, 1975Navigation/Communication
Dietz, DonMM1Jun 1972 – May 1977M-Division
Tossey, IraIC2(SS)Jun 7, 1972 – Sep 26, 1973Worst morale of any command I ever saw during yard period at Kittery. Great crew made up for it!
Leonard, Francis, DutchSep 22, 1972 – Mar 25, 1975Weapons
Haney, JimMM3 SSOct 19, 1972 – May 15, 1975Aux. Division Had the BEST crew and Friends on board. Always had the Battle E displayed because we were good.
Thrash, GaryMM1Dec 23, 1972 – Mar 15, 1977Machinist Mate NuclearThis boat is my boat, this boat is your boat, from the bow comparment to the anchor house light, from the diesel gen room to the purifier bay, this boat was made for you and me. Anyone remember this theme song? Hi to the Fearsome Foursome in M-Div
Hutchins, William (Bill)MM1(SS)Jan 1973 – Sep 1977Nuclear EngineeringIf it ain't broke, fix it anyway, nothing else to do for six months!
Gorman, BarryETR2SSJan 4, 1973 – Jul 30, 1977NavigationSINS Tech.
Fleak, WalterSTS2 E5Jul 1973 – Dec 1977Sonar4 1/2 years on one Boat is a long time, good boat and good crew. Did two Med trips and one under the ice(what a trip).
Underwood, DonQMCS (SS)Aug 15, 1973 – Sep 10, 1974Navigation
Vergere, JohnMM1 (SS) E-6Dec 1973 – Mar 7, 1977M divThe Grayling was a great bunch of guys, the Brotherhood, and I am blessed to have served with them.
Nuzzo, Frederick <rick>rm3/ss1974 – 1976radiomanthe best time of my life. wish i stayed in navy 20 years. would not trade them for anything
Greene, BenSK2 SS1974 – Sep 1975OperationsI served on the USS Sunfish and the Grayling with no regrets just great crews and great memories
Drew, RonMM1(SS)Jan 1974 – Apr 1978MTwo med runs, Bermuda Triangle, Yards in Kittery Maine, Too much steam.....
Martin, ChuckEMC (SS)Jan 1974 – Oct 1982Anyone having more time on board, please contact me.
Petersen, JohnETR2 SSJan 7, 1974 – Aug 15, 1977Reactor ControlChuck Martin. Looks like you almost made a career out of Grayling. BZ 2 U. Contact me. Ron Drew. Anyone who handled AEA Night Orders.
Martin, ChuckEMCM(SS)Jan 15, 1974 – Oct 1982E-DivLooking for all shipmates onboard between 01-74 and 10-82. Contact me Enty updated 01-02-12.
Leimbach, Jeff profile iconYN2 (SS/DV)Feb 1974 – Jun 1977The OfficeLots of memories, but not enough pictures. Portsmouth, Charleston, St Croix, 1 1/2 Med runs, 1 Northern. Took leave starting in Italy w/ Bill Hill.Got lots of help getting my Fins. Good Food. We took care of each other.
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Marcucci, TomMMCS/SSMar 12, 1974 – Sep 1, 1981AuxiliaryTwo Med runs... Northern run in 1976...almost getting kicked out of St Croix for running the Diesl.... Nukes were called back off leave to steam the whole time ... waaa waaa!!
Jones, Robert "Bob"MM1SSOct 1, 1974 – Jul 31, 1978Engineering MMade two Med. Runs and many Caribbean trips.
Nardelli, MichaelMM1(SS)1975 – 1977A-GangMany long Northern Runs. One Med Run. Great Crew! Many Good friends. This was a great boat!
Slag, DougEM1(SS/DV)1975 – Jun 1, 1979EGreatest experience. Couldn't wait to leave at the time. Fondest of memories (Port & Starboard watches, steaming in port, ... but seriously, it was the crewmates). The boat will always be a part of me!
Dienst, DilligaffE6Jan 31, 1975 – Jan 31, 1979A GangThe Grayling was the best thing that ever happened to me. I'd love to do it all over again! Good skipper, good friends and shipmates, and a purpose that only those that served aboard her can ever truly appreciate.
Herring, DaveMM1(SS)Mar 10, 1975 – Jan 8, 1979NUC - MMADE MED RUN , Carribean RUNS, NORTH ATLANTIC.
Stone, DuaneMM1 SSJun 15, 1975 – Nov 3, 1977AGood memories, can't believe its been 31 years since serving on that great boat. Don't remenber to many names now, DILLIGAF I'll never forget, Tom Marcucci -Hi.
Herman, KeithSTS2(SS)1976 – 1978WepsFound new opportunities on the Grayling. Great captain, Caribbean, duty free booze, swim call, advancement, etc.
Wojczynski, DaveEM1 SS/DVJan 1976 – Aug 1979Made a Northern run and Med run while on board
Smith, Edwin O (Smitty)TM2 SS/DVJan 10, 1976 – Nov 12, 1979Weapons I miss the crew and boat . Hump is in long wood Fla. Gary Shering in Sanford. I am in Fitzgerald Ga,
Correll, JohnET1(SS)Mar 1976 – Dec 1980Ops/NavTwo Med runs; Too many Northern runs; Spring break in Ft. Lauderdale - what more could one ask for?
Canitz, KennethE6Jun 1976 – Jul 1980
Hallett, Martin "Emi Kid"STS-1/SS1977 – 1983SonarA ton of runs, I did two tours on the Grayling. I enjoyed getting qualified - Yah right Chief Grover Wahoo... The torpedo room bilge lovely memories, and The ADiv hotel with Ron Gladney I should've known better :)
Thurman, RickYN2(SS)Apr 2, 1977 – Dec 15, 1979AdministrativeI left the Navy in 1982 and received a Commission in the Army 1983. I retired a Cavalry Captain in 1996 after fighting in Desert Storm in an M1A1. I can be reached at
McLaughlin, JoeMM1(SS)May 1977 – Dec 1979M DivGood boat. Good crew. Reported aboard the night before leaving for the 77 Med run. Bishop got to stay back. AUTEC and Mk 48 testing with Sandlance. Got chased by our own torpecker. Yards. Retired MMC(SS)
Farmer, D. WayneMMCM(SS)May 1977 – Aug 1980M-DivGreat ship, great people. Med cruise, got on board in LaMod, MK-48 trials, yard period. Re-tired living in Tn. Hope to see more crewmembers at next reunioun. Anyone know where Doug Campbell or Don Ostander at? Help!!
Ryland, Mark (C. Roach)QM2SSMay 8, 1977 – Nov 20, 1980Operations/NavigationA Med Run, 2 AUTEC runs, a Southern Run, a TAD to the USS Seahorse, and a stint in the yards. I pissed and moaned a lot, but in retrospec it was one of the most amazing times of my life. Good people, Great Boat. HOORAH
Hool, TomSTS1/SSJul 1, 1977 – Aug 1, 1981SonarMember of the Class of 81 -- looking for Chuck Harvey, Reuben Fox and some of the other members. Hope to see you at the reunion 2015!!!
Burgess, JerryPN2(SS)Aug 19, 1977 – Oct 20, 1980AdminWhat a thrill ride
Mason, DonRM2(SS)Sep 10, 1977 – Feb 2, 1980CommunicationsI loved this boat and all my crew mates. We started out with a captain called "killer ken" that kept us out to sea 7-10 months a year and then came TR Eckart and he was really cool. My communications officer, LT. Timms, Smitty and Blackie

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