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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
Pittman, DaveETCM(SS)1991 – 1993EngineeringWestpac 1
Herrera, RafaelYN2Mar 5, 1991 – Sep 10, 1995AdminFirst and best command. 2 West Pacs and 1 NORPAC. But the best was the 2 RIMPACs. Great crew and best of friends!!!
Cousins, Allen J. , IIEM1(SS)Apr 1991 – Apr 1993E
Wickstrom, MichaelICC(SS)May 1991 – Jan 1994ICThe very best IC division I EVER served with: Ryan Higgins, Dan Rogers, Jeremy Shattuck, Anthony Walker, Tim Kanturek (and Tom Malone who I relieved). Tied for the best CPO quarters with USS Portsmouth 1996-2000.
Huber, ThomasSTS1/SSJun 15, 1991 – Jun 10, 1996Sonarhad a Blast on the old girl. Loved the West Packs. Crew was one of the best ever.
Schultz, LarryMM11992 – 1996MThe best Machinery Division EVER. Retired 2002 after 5 subs. No more field days ever. We survived the CO whose name we cannot ever repeat. BTW, Captain Haines was the absolute best!
Fau, ChrisSN/SSJan 1992 – Jul 1994DeckMany great memories of the people and events while serving aboard the Topeka. Been out of the Navy for over 10 years and still talk about my time on the Topeka all the time. The ships 1st West-pac was a blast, really enjoyed all the ports.
Essenfeld, TedMM2(SS) - NOW A LIEUTENANT COMMANDERFeb 1, 1992 – Jun 1, 1994Some of my fondest memories of the Navy were on TOPEKA. I left the boat in '94 for a commissioning program. I'm now a Lieutenant Commander and am the CO of USS Guardian (MCM 5) based in Sasebo, Japan.
Angelo, JamesTM#Mar 1992 – Feb 1997TorpedoLots of great memories and some of the best people
Allen, KeithMS2(SS)Apr 15, 1992 – Apr 8, 1994msI enjoyed my time on board the topeka,and yes Iremember bill smelsers "stew foot" incident.Iwish you all well.
Morgan, MarshallSTS2Apr 20, 1992 – Aug 4, 1995SonarTopeka was, and probably still is, the best built submarine in the Navy! She had a crew that was equally outstanding! Im now a schoolbus driver, the kids love my stories about Topeka and her exceptional crew. Fair winds and following seas, Thankyou!
Brandt, DavidMM2(SS)Aug 1992 – Sep 1998Machinery
Lopez, GilbertTM3 (SS)Aug 10, 1992 – Jun 13, 1994Weps TMI remember too, when I used to sleep in the torpedo room.I left the Topeka in 94, graduate BOOST in 95 and became an Officer 5 years later. I decided to become a Surface Warfare Officer until I left the Navy in 2005. I'm now in Law School.
Gill, Travis J.EM2Aug 15, 1992 – Feb 15, 1996ElectricalWho knew that just 10 years ago I was sleeping in the topedo room and fixing (i.e. breaking) electrical gear. Now I've moved up to the air as a E-2C Naval Flight Officer (NFO).
Claassen, EricEM11993 – 1995ElectricalI got out of the Navy in 1999 and have been working at Boeing in information systems for the past 5 years. I'm married now. I have some good memories of the Topeka. I saw on this board that Gill is an officer now. Congrats.
James, AllenSK31993 – 1996Storekeeper
Sanchez, Jason "Sanchmo"QM 3/ET 3Jan 11, 1993 – Jun 23, 1997NAV ET Great memories westpac 94 and 97. Learned alot, Excessive drinking. The honch in Yokuska, Perth, Chin He SK and don't forget Hong Kong. Working on Masters degree in Criminal pyschology. Also working on a commission in the USAF Reserves. Craz
Milliken, MichaelMS2Apr 1993 – Jun 1996MessStill cooking an awesome chocolate chip cookie in Jacksonville, FL, just down the street from NAS Jax. Still filling the stomachs of sailors at Orange Park Ale House. Stop by when you're in town!
Schlehuber, ChrisEM2/SSApr 19, 1993 – May 21, 1997ElectricalBroke the six figure mark in salary 7 years after i left the service, currently buying 11 acres to build a house and raise horses. In other words, if you haven't yet, GEDDAFUGGOUT!
Covelli, Todd CovelliSTS2May 5, 1993 – May 4, 1996sonarTopeka showed me how to live, I am greatfull to have served with such awsome people! I have been a tv photographer at KUSI for 6 years, I hope you guys are doing great,
Anderson, TonyMMC(SS)Jul 1993 – Oct 1995M/3MServed as MLPO & ship?s 3M Coordinator. Retired in 1995 and now an Idaho State Trooper and loving it.
Bryan, WinchesterSTSC(SS)Aug 1993 – 1996SonarBest Submarine crew! Great Co (Dennis Haines). Sonar guys: Huber, Dankic (Sp?), Casas, Covelli, Owen, Owens, Morgan, Buck, Pitkin, Shipman, Trayhan, King, I know I'm forgetting some of them. Sorry guys. Great Chiefs quarters. Weps!
Smith, ChadMM2/SSNov 1993 – May 1997ALOT OF GOOD PEOPLE
Haines, DennisCommanderDec 1993 – May 1996Wardroom
Blando, GregMMC/SSDec 16, 1993 – Feb 1, 1996AOne Fine Boat!
Owen, LanceE6Feb 1994 – 1997Sonar
Jaqua, ScottMM2May 1994 – Jun 2000RL/MM
Hinsley, Michael (Cooter)ET2(SS)/E-5Jun 10, 1994 – Dec 6, 1998converted to NAV-ETAlot of good memories aboard the Topeka. Great friends, some pretty good port visits. Never will forget "Wild Bill Sebrof", "Blondie", Scott D. and "Kornuts", Chief "Big Jim Bowie" Hill, and all the rest!
Sallinger, Chris "Sal"MM3/SSOct 10, 1994 – Jan 19, 1996Great crew and great boat. Not a man on board not willing to give 100% to his boat, country and fellow crew members.
Humpel, DavidLTJG/02ENov 10, 1994 – Nov 4, 1999
McDonald, JamieET3 / SS / DVFeb 1995 – Mar 1998RM changed to ET - Communications under Cronin, Cirillo, Daugherty and HeidenescherThe best and worst years of my life! I forgot most of the bad. My mistake,I'll never forget standing 6 hours of topside watch starring at nothing. A good below decks watch made all the differnece-hey bring me a beer next time instead of bug juice!
Martin, Eric (Mellon)FT2(SS) / LTJun 20, 1995 – Oct 23, 1999WF01-Fire ControlBest time in the Navy so far. Good friends, long underways, and lessons learned that are still in use today. Spencer, RON BLAKELY, and all the rest
Deranleau, ScottFT2Jul 1995 – Aug 1999FT
Simpson, EricEM2Aug 1995 – Sep 1998EAh yes, the infamous midnight commando incident
Kreiling, DanielMM11996 – 1997M Div
Hayes, RyanSTS3(SS)Feb 6, 1996 – Feb 5, 2000SONAR
Green, TonyET2Mar 23, 1996 – Mar 23, 2000Reactor ControlsAfter all the Bull#### what remains is what is important, the good guys you served with and lessons about manhood that serves us all well. Currently I am in Silicon Valley trying to convince my emplyer to promote me now that I have finished my MBA.
Jones, Ken (Chicken Bone)ET3/SS , ETSN/SSApr 1996 – May 1999NAV-ETSome of the best years of my life. Thanks Chief Hill and LCDR Alldredge for the lessons.
Green, TonyE-5Apr 1, 1996 – Mar 22, 2000Reactor ControlsAfter I left the boat I moved to the S.F. Bay are where I have been ever since.
Forbes, WilliamET1Oct 1, 1996 – Mar 1, 2001Communications

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