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USS Gato (SSN 615) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Gato (SSN 615). 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 149 crew members registered for the USS Gato (SSN 615).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1972 | 1973 – 1981 | 1982 – 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Herrington, RonMM2Jul 1932 – Sep 1983
Pitts, ColieMM1(SS)1965 – 1969mpart of the pre com crew
Riggs, CharlieMM1965 – 1969M
Egbert, Harold (Hal)MM1(SS)Jul 1965 – Jul 1969Lead ELT, lead First in M-Div. GREAT GREAT time. I try to have a small reunion for Gato each year at USSVI National Convention. Check out www.ussgato.org
Adams, DavidSTS3(SS)Jul 1965 – Sep 1965SonarVery short time aboard.
Williams, DaveMM21966 – 1967M Plank owner
Wright, BillEM1 (SS)Jan 5, 1966 – Oct 1, 1968just another Nuc. Happy to remember c. pitts and Just another "Hole in the wall" bar in San Juan. Ha.
Townsend, JamesET1(SS)Feb 14, 1966 – Nov 7, 1969ElectronicsSINS tech, Commissioning Crew
Cerasoli, RayStsc (SS)1967 –Sonar
Kirby, Clydestcss1967 – 1970sonarGood crew.
Short, DenisSONAR TECHJan 19, 1967 – May 1970SONARFond memories of many a fine adventure, good friends and a lot of shenanigans.
Sharpe, Robert profile iconSTS1Jun 1967 – Jun 1969Sonar
Ritter, GeorgeMM1SSDec 1967 – Sep 1970MGood fishin' in VI
Schlueter, RichardETR21968 – 1971Reactor OperatorMet so many great characters. i am writing a book about my Navy experiences and it is bring back so many interesting memories
Lavender, SteveEM1(SS)1968 – 1971E
Lavender, SteveEM1(SS)1968 – 1971EDischarged while at Pascagoula for overhaul
Burd, Dennis(Tweety)IC2/SSMar 1968 – Dec 1969Engineering/forward ICBest time of My life Cutting holes in the ocean. Got my BS (Penn State '74) and spent 33 years as a Salesman - currently retired in Plainwell MI - Married with two children- Email is wb3lhu@gmail.com
Shaw, Ken "Bead"ETN2Mar 2, 1968 – Feb 14, 1972Reactor ControlCrazy Ray, Dennis Short, Dave Maxey, Doug Schultz, Paul Kenard, Ron Holt, Schluter, Callahan,LaPierre, Loopy Laret, Pappy Hunt, Paul Kenard. Like to hear from any of you guys.
Hergert, EdwinMM2(SS)DVApr 4, 1968 – Aug 11, 1971Auxiliary A-GangStill the best boat I ever served on and the best crew. Had nothing but good times. Went on to retire in Nov 1989 as MMCS(SS)DV/DS
Pumphrey, ArlieMM2(SS)May 1968 – Sep 1970MFond memories with a great crew.
Vaughn, Harold Stephen (Steve)MM2(SS)Aug 1968 – Aug 1970A GangSome of the best times of my life! Great Boat and great people! Retired in 1996 as MMCM(SS) live in Greenville SC.
King, Ralph1969 – 1971
Gainey, H. Rodger (Yo) profile iconYN1 (SS)1969 – Jan 1971Admin
Wright, DavidRM2(SS)Feb 14, 1969 – Sep 1974RMServed with Les Adam, Doug Flagg; Retired 6/30/90, Dennis Naill is brother-in-law. Vescovi(was first COB) and Norm Mains was last. Reside in Indiana
Van Heel, RichardSEAMANMar 4, 1969 – Apr 3, 1971
Holmes, DonET2Aug 1969 – Sep 1969RCVery short time on board
Maxey, DavidET 1Aug 15, 1969 – Jun 29, 1972RCRemember our brush with Greatness. (K19)
Lapierre, Dennis (Pete)ET1(SS)Oct 21, 1969 – Apr 15, 1973RCServed with great guys like "Loopy" Laret, "Rat" Northway, "Micky" Gates, "Bead" Shaw, "Crazy Ray" Blumenthal and a host of other characters
Kenard, PaulET1Nov 1969 – Apr 1972RCGood guys, Dave Maxey, Ron Holt Pete, Ken Shaw, Crazy Ray, Loopy
Ledbetter, BruceET11970 – 1973Reactor Controls
Edmiston, GroverSTS11970 – 1973Sonar
Gleason, Dwaynest-11970 – 1973Sonar
Rowe, Robert F. Rowe Jr.IC2Jan 1970 – Oct 1975ElectricalServed with many fine people. Ken Hirt, Chief Callahan, Roger Toma, Scotty Furgeuson, Marc Gutman (aka Heavie), D.G. Harscheid, Ect. Endured two "Med" runs, one Southern run (ah, St. Croix), and one overhaul in Pascagoula, Mississipi
Grillo, JoeMM1Apr 1970 – Sep 23, 1970MCame from a boomer => totally different navy
Mutkala, DonSK2 (SS)Aug 1970 – Nov 1971SupplyHad a great time while on board. Worked with a fantastic crew. I stayed on in the navy and retired as a LCDR (SC) in 1994.
Elmore, DaleMM2Nov 1970 – Sep 1974Nuke Machinist Mate
Johns, NevinIC2(SS)1971 – 1974ICMet lots of good people - best thing I did. Joined GE in 77, 37 years. Last 15 installing, maintaining, teaching PET scanners, cyclotrons, chemistry. IC LPO's Zortman, Gangloff, Smith. COs Burkhart/Harsheid.
Arens, DennisRMCFeb 1971 – Jul 1974OpsGreat times with great crew on Gato. Did the Pascagoula overhaul, east coast exercises and tests, and Med in 73-74. Retired as CWO2 in December 1982.
Foley, DanMM1 SSSep 1971 – Jul 1972M-DivTook her into the yard in Pascagaula, MS. Separated before she came out.
Luther, SamuelMm3Jan 22, 1972 – 1974Nuclear mm
Subora, WalterETR2Feb 10, 1972 – Jul 15, 1976Nuclear Reactor OperatorWas on 1 Med Cruise, 2 North Atlantic cruises and a Caribbean cruise where we tested the MK-48 torpedo and went in and out of Gitmo all the time. Also, spent several days on Saint Croix.
Craw, DanET2(SS)Apr 1972 – Jun 1974NAV/OPSLooking for Mark Gill.
Elmeier, Terry (Fudd)TM2 (SS)May 1972 – Jul 1975Weapons
Reid, JimMM2Aug 1, 1972 – Dec 1973M DivisionFriend of Harlan Swendsen. We had a lot of good times together with Sam Luther. RIP
Palmer, Duane / DpTM 2Oct 1972 – Oct 1975Torpedo

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