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USS Thomas Jefferson (SSBN 618) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Thomas Jefferson (SSBN 618). 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 203 crew members registered for the USS Thomas Jefferson (SSBN 618).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1966 | 1967 – 1970 | 1971 – 1975 | 1976 – 1977 | 1978 – now

Martin, GeraldTM2 (SS)1971 – 1973Weapons5 patrols made with the Gold crew Rota Spain. Arrived aboard with a broken leg. Captain Purdham, Captain Darby
Gluck, HowardET2 (SS)1971 – 1977NavetGood times were had by all - and yes to long in one place - patrols out of Spain, Charleston , and Guam remember the houses in Charleston and Horse and Cow in Vallejo and who could forget the enormous hamburgers across the way in vallejo
Meyer, GeorgeMM1(SS)Jan 2, 1971 – Oct 12, 1975
Meyer, GeorgeMM1(SS)Jan 2, 1971 – Oct 15, 1975
Yeo, MasonFTB2Apr 1971 – Jun 1974Weapons
Turkington, Artem 2May 15, 1971 – Jan 1973dont rememberadvise when and where reunion wilkl be
Smith, Daniel (Dan)MM2(SS)Jul 1971 – May 1974MGood memories of the great Engineering parties during offcrew. Good crew!
Degroot, Wayne DegrootSK3Aug 1971 – Jun 1974
Mullins, Art / MoonMT2 (SS)Sep 1971 – Aug 1977WeaponsWas on both crews. Qualified, went through the yards at Mare Island and the Missile shoot at the Cape, then on to Pearl Harbor.
Visalli, JoeIC1(SS)1972 – 1974IC
Brazee, Kevyn1972 – 1975Navigation
Stonestreet, Jim / Stoney1972 –M
Kinder, EliHM3Jan 20, 1972 – May 25, 1974Hospital CorpHave some great photos of the crew and Sub. Capt. Darby, master chief Smith, great men. Loved the food. Eo a good man too.
Conklin, TerryIC2(ss)Feb 1972 – Sep 1975Foward ICGreat Crew Great Friends. Oh Yes the Horse & Cow.
Nickels, RobertMM2 /ELTFeb 1972 – May 1974M
Byrne, ChrisMM1(SS)Mar 1972 – Feb 1977M-Div / ELT
Smith, GarySKC(ss)Oct 10, 1972 – Aug 1, 1977SupplyLong time on one SSBN_Went through overhaul at Mare island and multiple DASO's; included stop in Bremerton for drug-bust and on to Hawaii while Blue Crew trained in San Diego.
Scott, AlanMM1(SS)Oct 15, 1972 – Oct 31, 1975Machinery
Balent, TomEMDec 1972 – Dec 1976E
Korineck, ChuckTM1973 – 1975weapons
Weidner, DaveFTB-3 SSMar 1973 – Jun 1974WeaponsWas on the last 3 blue crew patrols prior to the second retrofit. I was transfered to USS Proteus AS-19 in Guam from the Jefferson. Test Evaluation Crew from AS-19 on SSBN-601 Gold 10/74.
Fuller, Rt(Wizzard)TM3(SS)May 1973 – Aug 12, 1976Wepons-Deck Div.
Piper, Gregsn/ssJun 1, 1973 – Sep 1, 1974deck division
Mitchell, RobertFTG3/FTG2Dec 1973 – Jan 1978Tropedo Fire ControlFirst ship, started on the Gold crew, shipyard, and Blue crew in HI. I got married while on board and still with her. Retired in 94 as a Senior Chief. Great times and a lot of hard work.
Hawes, HerbertIC1(SS)1974 –IC
Salas, ChrisMT21974 – 1978Missile
Key, Edward / HueyMT21974 – 1976Weapons
Balders, DaleTM2/MT21974 – Oct 1977WEPSQualified as we traveled through the Panama Canal for DASO in Florida. Mid Patrol break in Pusan Korea.
Hodges, Jimmy/gritTM1(SS)Jan 1974 – Aug 1978Missle / TM
Hodges, JimmyTM1Jan 1974 – Aug 1978Torpedo/Missle
Carter, JamesMM2Feb 27, 1974 – Apr 23, 1979Augsilary gangServed on the blue crew.good buds,doug billsback,ben dietz,cal hanley,mcgovern,mad dog.miss all those yesrs of my life.
Hanes, Paul (Mad Dog) profile iconMT1(SS)Jun 1974 – Nov 1978WeaponsMT LPO
Walker, Randal (Randy)ET1 (SS)Aug 1974 – Sep 1976NavETReported during overhaul at Mare Island. Assigned to Gold crew after yards. Relieved Blue crew at Charleston completed DASO at the cape and returned ship to Hawaii. Went to GM destroyer upon return to Pearl. Seperated service on 8/1/1977
Stephens, MichaelMT1Nov 1974 – Jul 1980Launcher
Rossiter, LeeETN2ssDec 1974 – Jan 1978RC
Hanley, KalRM21975 – 1980RadioBest of times, Hey to all me runnin mates, ya'll know who yah are....
Monette, LowellMM2(SS)1975 – 1977AuxiliaryMy first Submarine. I did one patrol and one off crew then take a swap to the USS Haddock on her way to the shipyard at Mare Island
Whetton, GaryEM2Jan 1975 – Nov 1977E-Div
Balders, Dale  NEWTorpedoman TM2(SS)Apr 1975 – Jun 1977Missile LauncherI had a secondary rate of Missile Launcher Technician worked and slept in the missile compartment. I served with Tom Bingel, 1st Class Missile Technician, who was best man at my wedding. He will be missed.
MacCormack, DavidTMSN/SUJun 1975 – May 1976TM/MissleSHipyard at Mare Island with Maddog, and Grit, thru shakedown and Torpex with Uss Chicago thru the Canal, and DASO at Port Canavaral. Hell-of- a-crew
Svejkosky, John S-9SK3Oct 1975 – May 1979SupplyWhat a great bunch. If all crews had the same great experiences and people then yes indeed the Submarine community is number one!!
Nelson, DonRMSNOct 10, 1975 – Jun 6, 1976Radio
Thygersen, Steve (Baby Doc)HM2(SS)Oct 23, 1975 – May 26, 1977MedicalStill have a bar bill at the Horse and Cow...
Billesbach, DougMM1 (SS)Dec 20, 1975 – Sep 10, 1979Auxillary GangBest experience I ever had! Wish I had kept up with my Buds!

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