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USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN 636) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN 636). 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 236 crew members registered for the USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN 636).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1981 | 1982 – now

Thomas, Don (Dj)E3 Leading Seaman1969 – 1972Seaman GangCareer Leading Seaman. I miss the ole gang U-Rick Jensen, Ace Reeves, Tom Schemanski, Donnie Albert, Lefty, and the rest of the "gang". I can only wish there were friends on the outside like the family on the boat.
Chartlon, Marvin DennisYN2(SS)Jan 1969 – Jun 1970administration
Morgan, CarrollET1(SS)Jan 1969 – Dec 1972NavigationI was the Grielb.
Busch, ChuckET1 (SS)Mar 1969 – Jul 1973NAVETDoug Koenig? Paul Dussalt my mentors on the 2 gokl crew patrols before the yards at out of Charleston NWS. C3 conversion at New News 70 - 72. Blue crew for two runs out of Holy Loch. Good memories!
Timmons, TimMM1(SS)Jul 24, 1969 – Apr 19, 1974MIt was an interesting 4+ years of my life.
Bailey, Robert (Beetle)SK1Nov 1969 – Jul 1972SK
Weaver, JdET3-21970 – 1972NAVET
Anderson, Tom profile iconEM11970 – 1973ElectricalNewport News - Groton - Holy Loch - 3 patrols - Nuclear Instructor in Idaho 1973-1976.
Smith, RickMM2 SSAug 14, 1970 – May 18, 1973A GangI came onboard in New Port News, Shake Down in the Carrabean, 2 runs out of Holy Loch. I our Sail is on static display at the Weapons Station at Cape Canaveral. Can be seen from Jetty Park. It will make you proud.
Patterson, CarlCS3Sep 1970 – Aug 1973Supply
Arrant, Danny1ST CLASS PETTY OFFICERDec 23, 1970 – Jul 23, 1974ElectricalI am his wife, Paula. Dan passed in April of 1999. He always regretted leaving the ship, and leaving the Navy. This is a tribute to him who loved the Greene and missed it as well as all the men of the Blue as well as the Gold crew.
McComis, Okey (Duke)E41971 – 1972Machinist Mate (Nuclear)Only served one patrol, was released on hardship discharge.
Wilson, JuliusE31971 – 1973EngineeringSpent my time between Groton Conn submarine base and Dunoon Scotland on Firth of Clyde.
Hoeppner, BarieE4/TM1971 – 1972SeamanReported aboard as a seaman during conversion in New Port News. Served with the Blue Crew. Rated TM while on patrol.
Flores, Joe "taco"FTB-1Apr 1971 – Nov 25, 1975WeaponsCompleted 7 Gold Crew patrols, Many great times... playing softball, and then killing a keg afterwards. The crew was great through all of those patrols and still remains close after all the years gone by. CU @ Reunion 2008
Welch, Zeromm2 ssApr 1971 – Nov 1973A GangIt's been an interesting life since leaving the Greene. But, not nearly as the time I spent inside of that thing with some of the finest people in the world. Didn't realize how fine at the time. It truly prepared me!!
Bringley, Guy profile iconIC3 (SS)Jun 1971 – May 5, 1975Interior Communications Div.I can see I am in good company, Most important years of my life. I envy those just starting their Navy careers.
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Whalen, ArtET1(SS)Jun 1971 – May 1976NavigationHad interesting times on board and stayed in contact with a few people over the years. No regrets from my time on the Greene.
Kramer, MattTM3Jul 28, 1971 – Dec 12, 1974WeaponsThese were some of the best time of my life. I really mis LT. Hugh F. Glynn. A good man and great officer. RIP
Schemanski, Jerry (G Ski)TM2(SS)Sep 1971 – Aug 14, 1974WeaponsThe first Poseidon missile surface launch Nov 1971 .
Earl, Jim (Jt)STS 2(WHEN I LEFT THE FIRST TOUR)1972 – 1975SonarI did two tours (one Gold, one Blue). The old girl was my first submarine and was "the best". The first one is always the best, right? A lot of fond memories and some names on this list I haven't seen in quite a while.
Woodside, AnthonySN - QM21972 – 1975OPPSmade 5 patrols came on board during conversion in New port News
Hurlburt, Joe/papa Joe And GroundhogSTS31972 – 1973SonarAny time a Deisel Tractor goes past and I smell it's exhaust I'm right back on the deck of the old Nat. Greene. I had a full beard then and hunched over working on the stack in the Sonar shack I looked like a Groundhog.
Fowler, GlennTM1972 – 1974Weapons
Vance, William (Bill)MM1Jan 15, 1972 – Aug 8, 1976M
Eubanks, Lee/cobE7, COBMar 21, 1972 – Nov 3, 1975Chief of The Boat, NavigationHow did my name get removed?
Leikis, DavidET1(SS)May 1972 – 1975Reactor Controls
Peterson, John (Pete)TM2(SS)May 22, 1972 – May 1976WeaponsGruder was the Room LPO when I reported to the blue crew in 1972. Ski was in the Mouse house. I reported the same time as 3 other newbies Peter Jones, and two others I forget at the moment. 7 patrols before going to DamNeck to change to MT.
Hardy, JohnMM2 (SS)Jun 1972 – Apr 1977A - GangStill hangin' after all these years. Great time with a great bunch of guys.
Ricard, SteveIC 2(SS/DV)Sep 1972 – Apr 1975ICGreat starting point for a long career. Learned what it meant to be a Sailor and how to take care of Shipmates.
Fowler, GlennTM3 SSSep 1972 – Aug 1974WeaponsI enjoyed the time I served on the Greene. It was the best of times.
Yaeger, JohnMM1(SS) ELT1973 – 1976Engineering
Johnson, Johnnie (J.j.)LT1973 – 1975Supply
Burwell, JamesMT11973 – 1978
Stubbs, JimIC11973 – 1975Electrical.
Stone, JimMM2/SS/DV1973 – 1975MFirst boat assigned and qualified aboard. Still have lifelong shipmates from Nasty Nat to share a few sea stories with. Had tours aboard Sandlance and Ohio prior to commissioning. Retired 2009 from NAVIMFPAC, Bangor.
Recoy, KenRM2/DVJan 1, 1973 – Sep 30, 1974Radio,All Gave Some, Some Gave All. Remember Lost Boats. Protect those who cannot protect themselves. The best of times, the worst of times.
Carr, TomEM2Jan 15, 1973 – Jul 27, 1975ENow retired keeping busy with the Nat Greene Reunion Assoc. Web-page = or email at
Dickerson, JayRADIOMANMar 1973 – Apr 1976OperationsI might have been the guy delivering you your Family Gram!
Roberts, HarveyE3 SKMar 1, 1973 – Jun 17, 1976Supplythis was a good crew and only a few were bad, I wish I could do it all over again and wish I would of stayed in and retired in the Navy and in Subs..
Pless, PatQMSN(SU) TO QM2(SS)Mar 10, 1973 – Feb 25, 1976QuartermasterBest fo the 3 boomers and 3 fast attacks I was on. Good foundation for my career.
Vinton, HarryMM2 (SS)May 28, 1973 – May 15, 1975ACan't believe its been that long ago!
Brozenich, PaulET1(SS)Jun 1, 1973 – Jun 1, 1976RCRetired ar 55 from Entergy
Pappenheim, John "pappy"ET1(SS)Jul 1973 – Sep 1976Navigation
Barney, DarrylETR2Jul 1973 – Jan 1977Reactor Controls
Gaines, ChuckMM2SSJul 10, 1973 – 1975M DivServed 4 patrols last 2 as the LELT. Went on the S3G qualified EOOW/EWS/PLELT. Served as training EOOW reassigned to D1G tube ruptured/loose parts shutdowns as leading ELT for the non plant work for 9 months.
Malone, MikeIC 1Sep 1973 – Jul 1977Electrical7 refits, 6 patrols. It was an experience I will never forget.
Morningstar, DavidMM2Sep 1973 – Sep 1975M
Schroeder, SteveMT-3(SS)Sep 1, 1973 – Oct 3, 1974Weapons, MTTwo patrols. At Newport News Shipbuilding 1980 [Test Engineer] during last C-3 overhaul period and for inactivation along with Nathan Hale. Am Project Engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding with Submarine Fleet Support [Attack Subs]. WETSU!
Schwartzel, Mark SchwartzelTM2(SS)Oct 1, 1973 – Nov 1975TORPEDO/DECKGreat boat.3rd of four in 10 year enlistment...ending in 1981 as TMC(SS). Now still serving as reserve Commander in command of Pacific Submarine Force unit ..Great shipmates. Allman Brothers music See you at the reunion in Groton in 2008...
Schwartzel, TmcTM2 SS)Oct 23, 1973 – Nov 15, 1975Torpedo Division /MIssile Launcher DivisionGreat boat. Did four patrols...all out of Holy Loch Scotland. Good liberty in Scotland. No flex ops. Did visit Rosyth Scotland Subase one time in 75.. Selected TM1(SS) when I left the boat. Music: Allman Brothers
Budd, EldonET2Nov 1973 – Nov 1976Reactor Controls
Ransom, MikeTM@Nov 1, 1973 – Nov 1, 1977WeaponsI didn't appreciate it so much at the time. Looking back, I'm happy for having had the experience.
Welling, RichardMM2(SS)Nov 1, 1973 – May 18, 1977A-GangServed during 1973 to 1977 on the blue crew. Greatest bunch of guys I ever served with.

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