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USS Nautilus (SSN 571) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Nautilus (SSN 571). 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 67 crew members registered for the USS Nautilus (SSN 571).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1973 | 1974 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Tamsett, GaryE5 machinist mateJan 15, 1974 – Oct 20, 1975Gold crewAfter I left the Navy I entered show business as a magician/comedian in Las Vegas. Also worked for the Bureau of Reclamation , Remote sensing and engineering physics.as a tech. Flying around taking photos for mapping
Visalli, JoeIC1(SS)Dec 1974 – Jul 10, 1976ElectricalSome good memories.
Heesen, DonMM21975 – 1976Poker w/Chiefs and some close games of Chess w/ALL NAVY CHESS CHAMPION on the mess deck. Bluenose, Under the Ice Periscope Liberty, and Jammed Dive. Hey, MM2 Nash...thanks for your Dolphins, man. Melvin, I still got sumpin' for you,chump
Mercer, GregGreg Mercer, MM1(SS)Apr 1975 – Mar 1980A-GangGreat place to grow up, best crew in my entire career!
Wright, RobertTMSNMay 1975 – Oct 1976Weapons/DeckI enjoyed my tour onboard the Nautilus even though I had some personal problems that effected my life. Am looking for anyone who have been exposed to levels of radiation & having medical problems. Please contact me ASAP
Sills, LarryIC2(SS)Jun 1975 – Dec 1978EngineeringNever forget, whether you where a Plank Owner or crew member at decommissioning. The current state of the Naval Submarine Engineering force, started, and was proven through your endeavours.
Frazier, MikeSTS3Jun 5, 1975 – Sep 15, 1976SonarI remember the Med deployment Ft.Lauderdale at spring break Dan Ellerbrock Tom Lyons Lance Turner Lenny Powers Chief Ashe
Carpluk, FrankTMSNSSJul 1975 – Jul 1976weapons
Christopher, Karl (Propay)MM1 (SS)Nov 1975 – Mar 1980MachineryDecommissioning member
Christopher, KarlMM1(SS)Nov 15, 1975 – Mar 3, 1980"M"Still have the Shim handle from the last shutdown and the Engine Room Upper Level Workbench Vice.
Burgess, David profile iconMS2/SSMar 1, 1977 – Nov 20, 1977Food ServiceThe best 8 months of my 20 years in Submarines. It's hard to believe it's been 32 years since that 5 month Med Run where we proved we really were "THE FIRST AND FINEST". I remember all you guys, and hope you all are well.
Sutter, FredMM2(SS)Jul 3, 1977 – Feb 3, 1980engineeringDeomissioning Crew
Layman, Thomas ( T Squared )IC2 (SS)Aug 25, 1978 – Mar 3, 1980Interior CommunicationsDecomissioning Crew Sideboy-Earned my dolphins on trip thru Panama Canal-Was walking across the brow when an earthquake moved Nautilus 3" on the blocks in drydock at Mare Island the day after we arrived-could have won Olympic Long Jump Gol
Paul, DoucetteSTS3 (SS)Sep 23, 1978 – Mar 3, 1980SonarThe Bus stops here
Tupps, John/ WhistlepigET2-SSNov 1978 – Aug 1979RO/ EngineeringFixed the condenser level controller once that a machinist had broken with the spring from a government issue ball point pen. When the CO asked how it was repaired, I told him "You don't want to know."
Shattuck, JohnSTS-1Dec 1978 – Nov 1979Weapons - SonarJoined the crew of short timers in Grotton, CT. Took boat thry the Panama Canal. Decomissioned the boat in Vallejo, CA
Garza, DavidSTS3/SSJan 1979 – Mar 1980Sonar
Hooker, DavidIC3 SSMar 20, 1979 – Jun 5, 1979Interior CommunicationsPart of the final crew to take her from Groton CT, through the Panama Canal to her decommissioning in CA. Fun and exciiting.
Wayne S. Williams, WillieICFN/SSApr 15, 1979 – May 25, 1980IC DivServed on the Decommissioning Crew, and this was my first setting sail. enjoyed visiting Cartegena, Columbia, Panama, and even Guantanamo (Gitmo) Bay. Earned my Dolphins and Mess Cranked while working with IC1 Hartzel.
Anderson, John "Souppie"MMFNJun 1979 – Nov 1979A Div.Check out my FB page
Knapp, DennisMM1/SSJun 1979 – Apr 1980M Div.Best stint in my entire career! It was a honor to have been a part of the decommisioning crew. I think I was the last one to recieve a "schooner" but at least I wasn't duct taped and hung from the rafters of the barge.
Smith, MikeQm31984 – 1988Deck
Penner, Henry (Hank)MMCM(ss)Aug 1991 – Jun 1993COBRetired in June
Cooper, JohnnyMMC(SS)Jun 1992 – Sep 1995RCAGREAT MEMORIES.
Barton, Lawrence 'Bat'LCDRMar 1, 1993 – Jun 30, 1995XOHistoric Ship NAUTILUS (SSN 571)
Kelledes, JackEM11994 – 1997EPart of the Historic Ship crew where she sits in Groton. Had some fun times there and worked with some great guys. Fishing off the deck at night is pretty neat. It's just kind of hard to land a fish up the side of the hull.
Thomas, BrianSK2(SS)Dec 1994 – Feb 1998Supply OfficerLots of great guys at the museum. Missed the new addition. Keep up the good work.

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