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USS Topeka (SSN 754) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Topeka (SSN 754). 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 153 crew members registered for the USS Topeka (SSN 754).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1990 | 1991 – 1996 | 1997 – 2001 | 2002 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Ristau, Larry1986 – Aug 1992mIntial manning I was here for most of 6 yrs hated some of it loved being part of it, servived the rest. The most I miss is talking to the guys may some of us from the original crew talk some more some day
Nettles, AlanEM1/SS1986 – 1989EInitial manning for the Topeka. My second 688 commisioning crew and last of 3 boats. Good people tough times in the shipyard
Glen, GliddenET2/(SS)1986 – 1990Reactor controlsPlank owner, initial manning at EB. Had a blast, miss the guys. Hated the long cold walks thru the shipyard to stand testhead watch though. Took the reactor critical the for the first time.
Wiley, DonaldET1(SS)Nov 1986 – Oct 1989RC Division
Burns, BlaineMM1/SSDec 1986 – Dec 1988RL
Summers, Henry (Taterhead)MM1/SSDec 5, 1986 – Aug 25, 1990M DivI believe I was the fourth person to reoprt to the pre comm crew. Was the best 4 years of my navy time, and would gladly go back and do it again. Say hey Billy Ray Jim Bob. Good to see all your names again.
Nichols, Greg1987 – 1991Torpedo
Engelmann, Edwin profile iconSTS2/SS1987 – 1989SONAR/WEAPONS
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Klekotka, JohnLTJan 1987 – May 1990supply officer
Frank, Mike (Franko)RM2(SS)Jan 1987 – Aug 2, 1991We were some of the tightest guys in the Navy. I miss going out and chugging down some barley water with you creamshitters!
Burke, Anthony (Walrus)MM2, MM1Mar 1987 – Jun 1990A-GangGot to serve twice aboard the ship and see it change, 87-90 and 95-Dec 98 Retirement. Don't miss field days. Hope everyone is making back their rack time now.
Roberts, RickSK2/SSMar 10, 1987 – Aug 15, 1991SupplyHad a good time and met some friends for life. Miss the crazy times.
Harris, BillYN2(SS)Apr 25, 1987 – Sep 14, 1990YeomanAll I want to say is "Topeka Wheat Subase Champions". You know who you are.
Tomasso, LouisSTS3Jan 1, 1988 – Apr 17, 1992SonarEnjoyed my time while there, had a few issues with the COB though
Tomasso, LouieSTS3/SSJan 1, 1988 – Apr 17, 1992Weapons/SonarHad fun during my time there Sonar guys were all first rate. rest of the crew lots of fun too. I enjoyed my time aboard
Russell, DonaldTM2(ss)Mar 1988 – Jan 1992TM
Schmidt, Mattms3ssMar 15, 1988 – Sep 29, 1991msI had a great time. I think it may have been the best in the fleet when I was onboard. I went to sea on others, Topeka was the best. I missed the crew when I left. The exprience was invaluble in later life.
Shattuck, JeremyIC2/SSApr 1988 – Jan 1991Didn't realize for years how important my time on Topeka was to me. Amazing how even 13 years later I find myself thinking about the guys and the experiences.....
Johnson, MichaelMS3May 1988 – Oct 1990MESSCame onbaoard the PCU Topeka in the ship yard and became a plank owner. Left before the ship left for CA. We had a great ship with a good crew. Great time
Pitkin, StevenSTS1Jul 1, 1988 – Oct 22, 1994SonarGreat boat with great people!!
Kenyon, WillTMSNSep 1988 – Jun 1989WeaponsAlthough I was on the boat a short time, I really enjoyed guys-TMC Berns, TMI Mills, Tomasso, Shattuck, Russell just to name a few. Good memories...
Fiebich, JohnEM1/SS/DVSep 1, 1988 – Jul 15, 1992EMGreat experience for a kid. I sure couldn't do it again - I need the sleep.
Williams, JohnLT1989 – 1990Supply Officer
Kanturek, TimE-5 / IC1989 – May 22, 1992IC we had the best crew and i worked with the best division on the boat. had some great times at the horse and cow. Ft lauderdale the best.hope everyone is healthy/blessed i wil never forget DAN RODGERS or RYAN HIGGINS
Churchill, MichaelET2/SSApr 1989 – Apr 21, 1993RCThe good old days
Higgins, Ryan (Higgy)IC1(SS)Jun 1989 – Jun 1992IC DivisionServed onboard for 3 years. During my tour I made some good friends and gained experiences which have helped me through out my life.
Hostettler, PaulSTSSep 19, 1989 – Oct 1993SONARBest people I ever met, to this day I compare every one and every thing to what we did on that boat.... we were always beter
Tomasso, LouieSTS3/SSOct 1989 – Apr 1991weapons sonar
Pindell, William (Bill)CMCDec 1, 1989 – May 24, 1991EXCReported onboard as the First COB for this command. Great boat had a goor tour. sailed the boat the the west coast and was xfered to the SSN 755 as COB.
McKinley, JustinMM2 (SS)Dec 12, 1989 – Jul 22, 1992Machinery Engineering
Myers, Billy Ray Joe Jim BobMM2(SS)Dec 28, 1989 – Jun 1992MI donot miss the the long hours, but I do miss the brothers I grew up with.
Peters, Chad (Dink)SN(SS)1990 –DECK/ Corpsman apprenticesaw the largest penis in recorded history..... His nam was Gordo Jennings sts1(ss)
Hare, Alan (Rabbit)SR / SA /SN(SS) /SK3(SS) /SK2(SS)1990 – 1994Deck/SupplyYou don't realize at the time how important an event in your life will be, but looking back on my time onboard the Topeka, it was a monumental time in my life. With good people such as TMC Berns, TM1 Mills, Price, Tomasso, Shattuck, Fau & many mo
Welch, RonMM21990 – 1994RL & M
Mausteller, Neil "mow"MS21990 – 1994Wow. reading this brought back a lot of memories. Hope everyone is well.
Reeves, StacyRM2/SS1990 – Sep 1994RADIOThis was one of the most exciting time in my life. It was a great learning experience.
Farrington, BrianRM2/SSJan 1990 – May 1994Radio
Hieronymi, MartyMM2/SSMar 1990 – Feb 1993MGreat memories, incl. shipyard PSA, advance party on homeport move, and westpac
Smelser, Bill (William)MS2Mar 10, 1990 – Aug 9, 1992SupplyHey Everyone, remember "stewfoot" Smelser. Got burnt in the galley on the way to Japan on very first WestPac. Hope all of you are well. Find me on Facebook or wsmelser826atyahoodotcom. www.billsmelser.com ~~~Bill
Hutchinson, LeeYN3(SS)Apr 5, 1990 – Jan 28, 1991YNMy first boat. A nub YN that spent most of my time on the "dinq" list. Even though only onboard a short time, I learned alot and enjoyed my time. Nice to see some of the old crew on here. No regrets. :)
Smelser, William (Bill)MS2Jun 1, 1990 – Aug 26, 2002Food ServiceI served Topeka for 2 years until my sudden "stewfoot" angles/dangles mishap in August 1992 on way to Japan. I later served aboard USS Louisville until EAOS 12/94. Please contact me if you wish. I wish you all well. Don't be a stranger.
Meade, StevenMM2(SS)Aug 1990 – Jan 13, 1992A-Gang
Castillo, CarlosQM2Aug 4, 1990 – Mar 4, 1994Quater MasterGodamn those were some good times!!! From Peters and Odonnell tyring to convince the COB they were gay, to taking a turbin off some guys head in Saudi Arabia!! Great times!! Okane, Ofarrell n Pup May he rest in peace...we miss you brother!
Mitchell, Robert A.EM2 (SS)Oct 1990 – Nov 1994Electrical
Herman, BryanRM/ET 2Oct 1990 – May 1993RadioServing on the Topeka taught me more than I ever could have imagined.

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