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USS Barbel (SS 580) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Barbel (SS 580). 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 147 crew members registered for the USS Barbel (SS 580).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | 1970 – 1978 | 1979 – 1986 | 1987 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Long, BillMS3Jan 1901 – Jun 1984Food ServiceBest time I had, watching everyone eat what I cooked. The memories I will never forget. Thank you all....
Lawrence, Wallace (Pete)QM1(SS)1958 – 1961NAVIGATIONASSISTANT TO THE NAVIGATOR. HAVE MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF THE CREW AND THE BOAT ITSELF. SUPER CREW AND WISH I COULD RIDE HER AGAIN..
De Lude, John R.Aug 1958 – Jun 1960Navigation
McLaughlin, Tom (Mac)IC 3 SS1960 – 19611st boat out of sub school. Survived near sinking ? 61 of Norfolk VA
Stockton, BobSNFeb 15, 1960 – 1961Topside - sonarGot into a lot of trouble in Hamilton Bermuda and was invited to continue my Navy Career on the surface.
Breight, GaryQM31961 – 1962?OUR CAPTAIN WAS GREAT TO EVERYONE ON BOARD. CAN YOU TELL ME HIS NAME?
Driscoll, JohnEMFN (SS)Mar 1961 – Feb 1962ElectricalBarbel was in Portsmouth for overhaul in 1961. Homeport was Norfolk. Assigned to San Diago for homeport in 1962. Route taken was through the Panama Canal. Later served on Commissioning crews of USS Jonn C Calhoun USS Frances Scott Key.
Venable, BruceEM2 (SS)Apr 1961 – Dec 1961ElectricalWonderful summer in Portsmouth New Hampshire Shipyard before returning mto Nuc Pwr School for 2nd attempt -graduated
Capitano, Anthony (Cappy)IC2 SSJun 17, 1961 – Jun 1963IC/ElectricanThe first Boat out of Sub School Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. came as ICFN two great years left IC2 SS
Rawleigh, James (Jim)ICFNAug 1961 – Jul 1962Deck Went aboard in overhaul, portsmouth NH Drove thru Panama Canal in 62. Qualified and was transfered to "Nuke" school. J.J. Meyer was Skipper. A really good time in my life. Wound up on Skipjack SSN 585.
Meyer, GarySOS2(SS)Dec 12, 1961 – Nov 1, 1963
Brooks, Richard C.SM2 SSJun 10, 1962 – Sep 10, 1963Conn/QuartermastersHad a great ride and enjoyed my tenure during the same time we had Commander Harry Train. Looking for RM2 Cook
Ballard, JohnSK1Jul 15, 1962 – May 29, 1964Storekeeper
Turner, John. TjEM2SS1963 – 1966EngineeringLooking to contact and say hello to Woody Where are you now? Also hello to first class quarter master (63 to 66)
Willows, MattSN(SS)Feb 8, 1963 – Feb 7, 1965operations
Stewart, Guy (Stu) profile iconTM2 (SS)Mar 1963 – Mar 1966TMDiesel Boats Forever.
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Hart, RoswellSTS2/SSMar 1963 – May 1966Sonar
Hart, Roswell profile iconsts2/ssMar 1963 – May 1966sonar3 of my best years
Godboldo, DaleTM3(SS)May 1, 1963 – Jun 15, 1966TORPEDOMANAssigned to the boat while in the ship yard in Bremerton, WA. Served with John Ubel, Guy Stewart, Don Hall, Zempzer, Larry Bard (call me @ 214-403-8019). I live in Plano, Tx
Zemser, MichaelYN2(SS)Oct 11, 1963 – May 17, 1966Leading YNGREAT SUB, GREAT CREW, GREAT MEMORIES
Wallace, John WallyCS3Mar 1964 – Jul 1967FRIST SUB OUT OF SCHOOL, SPENT SOME TIME ON USS STERLET SS392 THEN BACK TO THE BARBEL FOR WEST PAC IN1966 GREAT CREW AND BOAT.
Hall, II, DonFTG1(SS)May 10, 1964 – Sep 29, 1970weaponsin the six years I spent aboard BARBEL, I said hello and good bye to many shipmates. I am constantly reminded that the bonds of shipmates have no equal in the civilian world. Hana Ho
Carey, WagarIC2 (ss)Oct 1964 – Nov 1967IC/ElectricanGreat boat and great crew. A fun time in my life.
Rounke, RichardEM3Oct 1965 – 1966ElectricalDeployed to Westpac within a week after reporting. Became a Golden Shellback on the way to Australia. The whole trip was exciting to say the least. Came back to Pearl minus one sail plane.
Payne, Kenneth (Ken)RMSA - RM2(SS)Nov 1965 – Jul 1968RadioI know of 3 times that the boat was not suppose to be able to recover for an incident. I think I cheated death more times while on board that the remaining 20+ years of Navy life. I retired in June '88 as a RMCM(SS).
Payne, KennethRM2(SS)Nov 1965 – Jun 1968RM
Ackerman, Thomas (Lurch) profile iconEMCS (SS)1966 –Eng Divjoined Navy in 1966 Uss Barbel first sub. others was USS Omaha, USS Omaha, USS Tunny. Prresently I work for DOD PWC Pearl Harbor HI
Smith, Doug profile iconEMCM(SS)Jun 1966 – 1980E Div to COBWas on board twice for 7 years total, went from EM3(SS) to EMCS(SS). Relieved Jerry Jacks as COB in 1978. Served under several Captains and many many great shipmates. Retired EMCM(SS) C/MC Subase San Diego
Jauernig, CarlEN2SSJun 2, 1966 – Jul 15, 1966Enginge room
Reid, JoeSK2SS1967 – 1967Supply
Stafford, ChrisMM2 (SS)Apr 1967 – Dec 1968EngrGreat boat and great crew.
Gjerde, DaleEN2 (SS)1968 – 1970Engineroom
Reinheimer, DaveET!/SS1968 – Aug 1971ElectronicsWonderful boat that did things those nukes can only dream of doing. Our allies have realized how valuable a good diesel/electric sub can be and they still use them. We should also.
Miller, Larry / MuskratQM3 SS1968 – 1970Navigation
Carter, RobertSM3Nov 1, 1968 – Dec 16, 1968Great ship, great crew!
Wantland, BillQM3 (SS)Dec 7, 1968 – Jun 1971QMFirst boat of 5 submarines
Weaver, Thomas1969 – 1972
Heron, JohnTM3Feb 1969 – Sep 1970DeckI was a "reserve"...from Chicago. WestPac in1969. Mike Pusch still have that bug-eyed Sprite?
Steinke, BillEN1 (SS)Jul 1, 1969 – Aug 2, 1972MAINPOWERBest Boat with the best and hardest working crew
Britaion, MelOct 1969 – Dec 1971Best class of boat I ever sailed on

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