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USS Kamehameha (SSBN 642) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Kamehameha (SSBN 642). 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 348 crew members registered for the USS Kamehameha (SSBN 642).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – 1972 | 1973 – 1976 | 1977 – 1980 | 1981 – 1984 | 1985 – 1989 | 1990 – 1995 | 1996 – now

Harvey, TimLTFeb 1985 – Feb 1988MMade 2 patrols from Holy Loch, the second abbreviated due to lack of fuel, then took her into the yards at PNSY. M Div guys were some of the best I've ever worked with.
May, RobertMM1(SS)Feb 12, 1985 – Oct 29, 1989M-DivGreat times in Scotland and Portsmouth (shipyard). I often think of the many wonder friends that I made while aboard the Kam. I hope life is treating you all as wonderful as I have been blessed.
Hoskins, BradMMCSMar 1985 – Jul 1991A GangHad a blast on the Kamfish! Lots of good memories and met many of good people. IMUA!!!!!
Cortell, James (Brutus)ETCS/SSJul 1985 – Aug 1986Nav/OpsSixth and last Ship Great Guys made my last year and last two patrols enjoyable Retired now back in hometown Sacramento, CA in the phone book
Maines, JamesMM1Sep 1985 – Jun 1989Aux
Colgan, MarkMM2/SSSep 15, 1985 – Jul 26, 1989A-GangSome of the best memories of my life. Hard to believe it' been 27.5 years since I left the Kam! Sad to hear about Don Menke. Hope everyone is doing ok.
Hedden, Brent (Hedbone)MM3Oct 10, 1985 – Oct 9, 1990A-GangLooking back over all of my commands, the KAM was the tightest crew I have every been associated with! These guys were the best! Even the "wet" crew were a decent bunch... I can still see Captain Jacobi running around with his stopwatc
Harris, FrankET2(SS)Oct 18, 1985 – May 6, 1989RCMan did we have a softball team or what!!
Chandler, Robert "Bob"EM1/SSDec 1985 – Mar 1991EBlue [dry] crew prior to shipyards; took the boat through the yards, then Gold crew coming out. Fun things done in Holy Loch, extended time in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Port Canaveral.
Difusco, Joseph (Vinnie)STSSN(SS)Dec 1985 – Nov 1988Sonar/deck (HM striker)Such a scared little boy. Thanks for looking out for me, guys! Miss you all!
Pendleton, JamesFTBC(SS)Dec 1985 – Mar 1986FTBCompleted my first Poseidon Patrol TAD to the Blue Crew; As a new CPO, I was very cocky, I needed a reality check and humbling experience, thank you all for halfway night - LOL
Margetts, PhilET2(SS)1986 – 1990RCMost of the time at PSNY. All 3 rounds of sea trials. 'Muscle Duck' Comire, 'refueling division', yardbirds trying to burn up the boat with weld soaking heaters, bomb scare in drydock. Oh, and blasting Greenpeace with firehoses.
Hollingsworth, JonMM2Mar 1986 – Jun 1987LSome good and some bad memories. The ship herself was great but I had some conflicts with a few M-Div folks that didn't like that I had arrived with a surface warfare patch on my shirt. Big mistake.
Storey, JamesFTB2Apr 1986 – Nov 1992WeaponsGosh I had a great time with you guys. Met the love of my life in Portsmouth and still married 19 years later.
Banasiak, DwayneMT2May 1986 – Jan 1989MissileGreat Experience
Spor, FredET1Dec 1986 – Aug 1989Reactor Controls
Fredrickson, ArtSTSCS(SS)Dec 1986 – Aug 1990SonarIt was cold in PNSY shipyard but we had a great time. Great crew, great parties.
Johnson, RobertEM1(SS)Dec 17, 1986 – Oct 13, 1991ElectricalLots of memories from the yards and Scotland.
McDowell, GregFTB2(ss)1987 – 1992WeaponsNothing like seeing a ship completely torn apart in the yards, then going to sea on it. Doing the DASO in Florida was one of the best things in my life. IMUA
Hoovler, PaulMT2Jan 1, 1987 – Jul 10, 1991MT
Deneui, SteveMM2Jan 4, 1987 – Apr 19, 1991Came aboard at the beginning of refueling overhaul at Portsmouth Navel Shipyard. Scheduled to be a 18 month refueling thaty stretched into a 3 year ordeal. I subsequently went on three patrols, the last one was during desert storm.
McComiskey, MacKTM3Apr 1987 – Jan 1991TMLooks like I left just before all the real adventure. But it was either get orders or my LPO was gonna have a weapons accident.
Lynn, MarkerSTS2/ss1988 – 1992Sonar
Kenderdine, DanEM2Jan 1, 1988 – Sep 10, 1991Ahh the good old days! I am starting to forget the bad things.
Dalton, BryonMM2(SS)Apr 1988 – Oct 1989MPNSY was not a nice place, especially when going through a refueling overhaul. I have many fond memories of the boat/crew. Crab & lobster fishing off the living barge with Brian, Shawn Sommerkamp, Dave Sangid, Dean Welshans, Dave Santana, & othe
Shoemaker, JeffEM1Jun 1988 – Jun 1992ElectricalNever thought I'd sign up on a site like this. Seems like so many days all I thought about was getting off that old can.
Agnew, PatrickICC (SS)Jun 1988 – May 1993ICReported aboard as IC1(SS), for Gold crew, end of refueling overhaul, Last C3 DASO Launch, 2 BOOMER patrols. Advanced to ICC (SS), conversion shipyard to SSN. Great CO and and crew.
Simmons, EricET2(SS)Oct 1988 – Jul 1993NAVET
Ackermann, BillMMCSDec 1988 – Jun 1991M Div
Sommerkamp, ShawnMM21989 – 1992MM2
Samms, Jeff (Skillet)MM31989 – 1992A-GangMemories! Got qualified, getting DOC to bondo a lost filling in one of my teeth with an emergency dental kit, using a wool blanket during angles and dangles from the mess decks to torpedo room ... Oh yeah, barge fishing & playing 8 ball-LOL
Moore, Ron/ronaldIC/31989 – 1992ICI still have dreams about that (edit.)Some of the best days where there. We all carry a piece of those days. Never more alive till you're living on the edge. And whether we want to admitt it, it was the edge. Glad i did.
Cox, ThomasMM31989 – 1992A-GangGood times my friends good times
Secrest, ShayneMS31989 – 1993supply
Riddle, Bob profile iconIc31989 – 1996IcGetting the crew together with fb. Come find us there. Two sites with lots of pics and memories.
Bennett, WesleyEM1Jan 11, 1989 – Jun 20, 1992Nuke ElectricianI agree Frank, we had an awsome softball team. If anyone else from this time frame remembers me, look me up.
Riddle, RobertIC3Mar 1989 – May 1994ICFrom New hampshire Shipyard, through trials, last ever C3 missile launch, missile load(and following unload), Puerto Rico, Panama Canal, Mare Island Shipyard and on to Hawaii. Shellback and Order of the Ditch
McAloon, DanMS2/SSMay 1989 – 1991Supply
Hitt, BillyE5/IC DIVMay 29, 1989 – 1992IC
Gardner, Richard(Dick)MM2/SSJun 1989 – Jun 1993A-GANGbest time of my life.....thanks guys......i love that old boat....WTFGF!
Reeves, TimothyMM1(SS)Jul 1989 – May 11, 1992RL
Hall, Warren (Doc)HM1Aug 1989 – Jan 1992MedicalI miss everyone except the COB
Tower, CraigFTBCDec 1989 – Oct 31, 1993Missile Fire Control / DeckSaw the end of one life and the beginning of the next. Many good times and mistakes.

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