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USS William H. Bates (SSN 680) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS William H. Bates (SSN 680). 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 141 crew members registered for the USS William H. Bates (SSN 680).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1976 | 1977 – 1985 | 1986 – 1993 | 1994 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Parnell III, Robert L.EM2Feb 1970 – Jan 1972EM
Robinson, George "Robbie"E6Mar 1970 – Jul 1974SupplyOne of the first of the Bates PCU crew to report aboard at the shipyard in Pascagouls, MS. Excellent crew. Capt. Glenn Arthur was the best captain I ever had the pleasure to serve under. Nickname - DoughBoy.
Clark, Bob (Ernie)EM1(SS)1971 – 1975ENGINEERINGPRE-COMMISSIONING CREW IN PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI. PUT HER ALL TOGETHER AND MADE HER SAIL. DURING INITIAL CRITICALITY, WE PLAYED DELTA DAWN BY TANYA TUCKER OVER THE HEAD SETS. BIG AL WAS THE ENGINEERING OFFICER.
Glenn, William "bill"EM1 (SS)Jan 1971 – Dec 1975ENGPart of the commisioning crew. Have lots of good memories of ol' Pascagoula. Enjoyed the "mid week festivals"!!
Saul, Phillip WMMCS (SS)Dec 1971 – Jan 1977A Gang
McKinley, Albert (Doc)HMC(SS)Dec 10, 1971 – Dec 20, 1975MidicalI was the 6th man to report to PCU. Great times, The best crew . Worked hard and played harder. After 4 SSN'S, 1 SSBN, DeCom the USS WAHOO (SS565).
Wright, Billem1/emcDec 20, 1971 – Aug 10, 1974electricalI was the 7th crew member to report. I rode the ship down the ways. Made emc aboard in 1974. Remember Bob Parnell, Joe Congdon, Bill Glenn and howard newton. Others also.
Farmer, D. WayneMM1(SS)1972 – 1975M-DIVPlank owner,13th person to report. Remember stepping on CO's hand on wooden ladder to RX. Compt. Re-united with 'Big Al' at Grayling reunion. Fun sea trials with Rickover. MMCM(SS) RET. Let me know of any reunion. In TN.
Owen, RichardSTS1(SS)1972 – 1974SonarReported aboard early in 1972 and was the only sonarman with AN/BQS-13 sea experience. Made E-6 shortly after reporting and two months before getting my first hashmark ("slick arm" STS1(SS)). Plankowner.
Crosby, KenMM1 (SS)Jan 1972 – Jan 1976MachineryCongratulations to Vice Admiral Al Konetzni, who was the Engineering Officer on the Bates, on his retirement in 2004. He is a good man.
Dusenbery, RickMM1(SS)Jan 1972 – Jan 1976M DivisionReported to the Bates during new construction in Pascagoula, MS. Am retired now, but have many good memories of my time aboard and a great crew to serve with.
Arthur, JohnSTS2Feb 1972 –WeaponsI was on the commissioning crew and was the topside watch when Rickover came aboard for sea trials. I spent about three years on this ship. I don't remember when I was transferred.
Burks, DavidE-6Feb 1972 – Aug 1976A GangLast "raghat" plankowner to leave the ship. I have the plaque that was posted in the crew's mess. Great memories of a GREAT sub and a GREAT crew. Always nice to hear from all of you.
Martin, JohnnieSTS-3 TO ST-1(SS)Feb 1972 – Sep 1975SonarPlankowner. Enjoyed great sonar div with Juda,Patterson, Searer, Arthur, Ezyk, Hertsch,Lossau, and Senior chief Dick Witte. Came aboard STS-3, made ST-1 before the rate was split, then STS-1(SS).
Pressly, Richard J. "rick"MM1(SS)Feb 4, 1972 – Feb 24, 1975AuxillaryPart of the commissioning crew and survived the back to back patrols in 74/75! Learned everything I knew from Shacky Jak! :-)
Pitcock, MichaelET1 SSMar 1972 – Aug 1974EngineeringOne of the most difficult but rewarding times of my life. Long days getting to initial criticality and some scary times during sea trials but I loved the thrills.
Keller, BobTM2/SSJun 1972 – Mar 1975weapons
Lachance, PaulIC1(SS)Jul 9, 1972 – Oct 19, 1974E-DivisionGreat tour on Bates. Pascagoula was most interesting .
Everhart, NormanE4Jul 31, 1972 – Aug 22, 1975EngineerHey Guys, Is there anyone in NC?
Van-y, MarkIC31973 – 1975ElectricalBig Al was Eng., Commie Killer Davis on the Conn. Chasing Russians for fun in the cold north Atlantic. Got Busted back to ICSN for being 24hr late back to the boat.Started over on the strips again.
Grant, Keithmssn1973 – 1977mess management specialistWow What a total jerk I was in regards to rules and regulations.(too young; Just turned 17 when I enlisted) Great times with Joe Ramsey, Rick Gagne, Frank Beardsly Dan Potter and David Frease. Married ; 3 kids 5 grand ki
Lossau, JeffSTS1Feb 1, 1973 – Dec 1976SonarPlankowner. Artie, send me a note and let me know what you're doing these days
Manley, JimMIDSHIPMAN SECOND CLASS (USNA CLASS OF 1976)Jul 10, 1973 – Aug 30, 1973SonarQualified as Diving Officer during midshipman training while deployed from Groton, CT, to Port Everglades, FL for about 30 days.
Clark, BobbyMM1(SS)1974 – 1977Machinery
Morriss, GaryETN2(SS)Jan 1974 – Apr 1976RC
Emmitt, Robert (Bob)MM1(SS)Jan 24, 1974 – Oct 20, 1977M - ELTIt's been a long time. I had to cancel my plans to go to last reunion (Mo.) Hopefully I'll make the next one.
Trombley, Jay (Troll)MM2 (SS)Jun 1974 – Oct 1977A Gang
Sands, George profile iconMM/1Aug 11, 1974 – Sep 11, 1979A DivisionI am looking for my brother A Gang I served with! Six Pack Shack, Jay Trumbley and the others who stay at Marges house!
Smith, Carl (Gator)ET1(SS) / E6Sep 1974 – Jun 1978FWD ETGreat to see the names from the past and recall all the great memories of the "Billy B" prior to it's move to the west coast. To all I served with, thank you for some of the greatest memories of my life.
Sands, George profile iconmm1/ssSep 1974 – Jul 1979A DivisionThe best boat ever, the best people to serve with and was my first submarine, first A Division and the boat I think of ever day. The best A division people in the world. The end was bad yet I have lost that thought.
Schultz, JonETN3Oct 4, 1974 – Aug 1, 1980ETGreat ship, great crew. Gator, this is the first time I've seen your name on a roster since I saw you in Pearl in 1979. Hope you're all doing well. Seven kids, 18 grandkids and counting.
Bourgeois, RobertRM2(SS)Oct 15, 1974 – Jun 15, 1979Operations
Ramsey, Joe1975 – 1978A GangGreat Times
Estrada, Melvin (Mell In The Well)ICFN (SS)May 5, 1975 – Oct 21, 1976Electrical (IC)I often recall found "Billy Bates" memories; a great boat with a great crew. The time here helped launch my technology career. I toured FLA, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Scotland and known by my mates as 'Mell in the Well'.
Tucciarone, JamesTM2Jun 25, 1975 – Sep 22, 1978torpedojoust call me wolfpack
Haines, RayTMO3Nov 8, 1975 – Apr 19, 1977WEPSWhat we did only made a differance to those who where there. Where we had gone is only known by those who where there. Why we went only matters to those who were there. How we ever survived only matters to those there.
Haines, RayTM3 (SS)Nov 10, 1975 – Apr 6, 1977WEAPONSTO RICK, HOLTZ, BARROWS, DIRTY DAN, DEETS, NEAL, OBRIAN, PETERSON, CARL, SCOTT, SWEATPUMPS, TM1KELLY, JERRY, JONESY, McCARDEL, GRANT, ROBBIE, MONZA, BARNS, WINGNUT, RED, RODEO, DARREO, CPT HOULEY.THE PICTURES AND THE MEMORYS COULD NEVER TELL THE TALE
May, Keith (Boy)MM1(SS)Jan 1976 – Oct 1979Hey guys,it's been a long time. I'll never forget the times I had and people I met on the Bates. The 'ol girl must be razor blades by now, what a shame! There was none better. Hope to hear from you.
Healey, KarlYNSN(SS)Mar 1976 – Dec 1976Admin
Maier, JimMS2(SS)Jul 1976 – Dec 1980MSHey to all my former shipmates. Great times in Europe and the PI. Wheres Hogan,Tally Freewheelin Frank Mike D Dan Maes and LT. Don Kline and Scott Perry and many more Four crazy young years of my life
Fessner, TerryEM1(SS)Jul 1976 – May 1982Nuclear Electrician
Allen, Frank (Freewheelin)STS1/SSJul 1, 1976 – Mar 31, 1980SonarAMOEBA RACES!!! It's time again to reach that protoplasmic nirvana that we've all been missing! Think reunion near Kansas CIty, MO summer 2007. Contact me (or Terry "Wasted", Dave "Gordy" or Mark "Grayback") for
Scholle, Mark (Doc)MM2Sep 1976 – Oct 1980M
Vellat, MarcET1(SS)Oct 18, 1976 – Jan 18, 1978RCDischarged in `78. Now retired in Seattle

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