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USS Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN 631) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN 631). 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 247 crew members registered for the USS Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN 631).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – 1975 | 1976 – 1980 | 1981 – 1985 | 1986 – 1989 | 1990 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Brigham, William (Bill)EM2 (SS)1963 – Jun 1966EngineeringJoined crew while in building ways, Groton, Ct. Made 3 patrols from Guam.
Rowe, Glenn profile iconRMC(SS)1963 –Operations/Radio
Johnson, RonETR1(SS)Jul 31, 1963 – Dec 1966reactor controlnew construction and plank owner. Took part in many "firsts" including the infamous "silent SCRAM"
Fritz, RaymondEM1(SS)Aug 1963 – Jun 1965EngineeringBlankowner. Made first patrol.
Pollock, GaryMM1(SS)Sep 1963 – Jul 1965EngineeringELT, Protestant Lay Leader. Plankowner. Qualified during 1st Gold Patrol. Life Member LA/Pasadena Base and USSVI.
Hnizdil, JohnET1(SS)Sep 1963 – Mar 1967NavigationArrived on Grant 2 months prior to Launch. Plank Owner. Cape Missile shoot. Panama Canal. Hawaii, Guam. Did 4 patrols. Instructor at FBM trainer in Groton.
Witherow, ThomasSANov 21, 1963 – Sep 1964DECKCANNOT REMEMBER EXACT DEPARTURE DATE WAS WHILE ON SHAKEDOWN IN FLORIDA TRANSFERRED TO COMSUBFLOT 6 IN CHARLESTON, SC WHERE I WAS MEDICALLY DISQUALIFIED FROM SUBMARINE SERVICE
Webb, Theodore (Ted)MM1(SSN)Dec 12, 1963 – Jan 16, 1967EngineringLLAMR2 Watchstander
Lloyd, JackEN11964 – 1966M
Gould, Lloyd (Gouch)ET3 SS1964 – 1965navagation tech
Manning, JamesMT3(SS)Mar 1964 – Mar 1969WeaponsPlankowner. Made 9 patrols out of Guam
McKinzry, Robert (Bob)MM2(SS)Apr 1964 – Mar 1966EngineeringPlank owner took boat from New London to Pearl Harbor Enjoyed my short stay aboard. Discharged early to attend college
Jacobs, KennethMM1(SS)Jan 1965 – 1967MPicked up Grant in Pearl Harbor when Gold crew brought her to Pearl. Made the first 5 blue crew patrols.
Jordan, LarryMTC/FTCS(SS)Jun 1965 – Apr 1969WeaponsCame aboard about the 3rd Gold patrol. Great ship with a great crew. Served on 5 other boats. Although I commissioned the 640 and was COB on the 657, the 631 was "THE" boat. Retired as E-9 in '76. DAMN!! I'm getting old!
Ross, WayneETR2SS1966 – 1967Reactor Operator
Florey, KenFT 2 SS1966 – 1969WeaponsMade 5 patrols on the gold crew out of Guam
Scott, Terry (Scotty)MM1(SS)Apr 1966 – Apr 1972M
Hinks, GaryRM3(SS) - RM1(SS)Apr 28, 1966 – Mar 31, 1972Radio GangMade six blue crew patrols out of Guam, yard overhaul in Bremerton, DASO out of Port Canaveral, and 3 blue crew patrols out of Holy Loch. RMC(SS) Marvin Munger and his 55 chevy hot rod was my true mentor.
Hinks, GaryRM3(SS) - RM1(SS)Apr 28, 1966 – Mar 31, 1972Radio GangMade six blue crew patrols out of Guam, yard overhaul in Bremerton, DASO out of Port Canaveral, and 3 blue crew patrols out of Holy Loch. RMC(SS) Marvin Munger and his 55 chevy hot rod was my true mentor.
Vichko, BobIC1(SS)Jul 1966 – Dec 1968ElectricalWhile the Grant went to Bremerton, I was assigned back to S1C for instructor tour, The Grant then got assigned to Charleston, SC, after my instructor tour I got assigned back to the Grant, same crew!! 1972-73
Hendrix, BillET1SSAug 1, 1966 – Apr 1969Engineering Reactor Controls
Hudnall, JohnIC1 (SS)Sep 1966 – May 1973Made 6 Pacific patrols out of Guam, 1st yard period at Bremerton, Posiedon conversion, DASO out of Port Canaveral, and 4 patrols out of Holy Loch
Turner, Jim profile iconLieutenantSep 27, 1966 – Jul 8, 1968Engineering
Dugan, Ernierm3 ssNov 1966 – Aug 1968radio divserved under capt CAK Mcdonald and cmdr RE Engles qualified october 1967, made three patrols out of Guam.
Witman, ThomasLT1967 – 1970Comm and Sonar OfficerGreat crew back in the day.
Manning, Duane (Pig Pen)TM3Aug 1967 – Jun 1969Launcher Control (missle room)
Iaquinto, ThomasYN2(SS)1968 –
Goins, James (Jim)ET2May 15, 1968 – Jun 15, 1972Reactor ControlMade 3 patrols, did overhaul Bremerton. Married wife, went to Gold crew, 1 patrol, Holy Loch. Made ET1, become instructor at NAVSUBTRACENPAC, Ford Island. Made ETC. Left Navy in 75 to teach flying full time. Retired HP as Engineering Mgr.
Von Luhrte, Richard (Dirty)TM3(SS)Jun 1968 – Jul 1969WeaponsFirst assignment out of Sub School. Made 2 patrols and extended to go through yard period in Bremerton, but ended up being transferred to Scamp (SSN 588).
Gray, MabenPO1Aug 1968 – Oct 1971NAVET
Poths, Ken profile iconFTG3Sep 1968 – Jun 1969WeaponsArrived just a day or two before the 15th patrol, 2 patrols - qualified, transferred to SBN 620 for 8 patrols. Jerry went to work in Puget Sound. Hatch and Pickle?
Straw, Eugene/geneMT1(SS) - MTC(SS)Sep 18, 1968 – Jun 3, 1973MTOn blue crew 9/68- 9/69 then yard then gold crew 12/70-6/73
Ferguson, CharlesET-1SSDec 15, 1968 – Apr 6, 1974Reactor ControlMade the last patrol in the Pacific then Bremertion for new power unit and missil conversion then around to make 6 more patrols out of the Holy Lock.
Stoner, BillIC-11969 – 1973Electrical1 patrol in Pacific, overhaul in Bremerton, 4 patrols in Atlantic.
Woodruff, MichaelET-11969 – 1971Reactor ControlsLeft Grant in 72 for ETB school, then on to Nathan Hale back in Bremerton. Out of Navy in 1976 and in Gainesville, FL. Until present. Hi, Jim Goins, Dave Carr, Tom Deplonty!
Brannan, Eddie / BuckSTS3SSJan 1969 – Apr 1972Sonar Made the last patrol out of Guam in 1969 the overhaul in Bremerton and 2 patrols out of Holy Loch. Still in touch with some of my shipmates.
Jenson, William (Jeff)SAJan 9, 1969 – Jun 1, 1969
Wilcox, ThomasMM21970 – 1974M
Boedeker, Bob / (Boe No C)MT31970 – 1971Missle TechJoined boat during missile conversion in Bremerton, sailed through Panama Canal on the way to Charleston. Got off in Charleston. At 6'6'' was actually too tall, kept banging head on guidance trolley.
Fay, Joesn/ss1970 – 1972seman gang
Izatt, RonaldLT1970 – 1972Engineering, Sonar, CommArrived on Grant in overhaul in Bremerton in 1972. Made 2 patrols in the Atlantic. I have fond memories of LCDR Ted Delgaizo, Chief Radioman Dan Tucker, Sonarman 1C Wayne Orbisson, and especially MMC Herb Coulter.
Conklin, TerryFN(ss)Aug 1970 – Jan 1972Seaman GangThe beginning of life and freindships still today
Patrizio, NickIC3 (SS)Aug 1970 – Jun 1973ICReported to the Grant at the end of refit and made 4 patrols out of Holy Loch
Scherf, TomCS2Sep 1970 – Sep 1973Came on board in Bremerton. Took it through Panama to Puerto Rico. Made 5 runs. Still in the reserves as SK1. Would like to hear from any of the old gang.
Scherf, TomCS2Sep 15, 1970 – Sep 5, 1973SupplyHappily retired and enjoy working on my classic car. Would like to be able to track down Larry Parker....Blue crew back in the early 70's
Wilson, WilliamET2Oct 1970 – Jul 1973NAVIGATION
Denis, LaurienRM3Nov 1970 – Nov 1972Communications2 patrols & a DASO. Served well, liked by most: I didn't "tell" but I was pegged & given a hard time by a few, nicknamed "Alice". Went to Minesweeper Esteem: Operation End Sweep Vietnam via Hawaii,Guam,Philipines,Taiwan;

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