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USS Pomodon (SS 486) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Pomodon (SS 486). 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 49 crew members registered for the USS Pomodon (SS 486).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Bolton, Herb "Bo"EN2(SS)Jan 1947 – Sep 1951ENGINEERING
Talladino, Pasquale "Pat"end 21951 – Aug 1955submarine I served in Korea. I was on the sub in 1955 at Hunter's point when it blew up. Five of my sub buddies died. I was sent down to retrieve them. I was a navy diver. I would like to find other shipmates. E-mails are welcome
Vurpillat, VictorSOG3SSApr 1952 – Dec 1953sonarI was a sonar operator and Torpedo Data Computer. I remember Tallidino well
Makibbin, MacET3 SS1953 – 1955ElectronicsI was also on the Ship when it blew up at Hunters Point in 1955. Lost some very good friends then.
Ganey, JosephEMP3(SS)Jan 1953 – Dec 1954ElectricianMy father Joe Ganey served from 1/53-12/54. I am his son Steve. He unfortunately passed away in 1998, but he was very proud of his service and had some great stories. Please email me if you served with him.
Weiss., BillDec 29, 1954 – Jun 20, 1956Electroniccs TechnicionI'm not sure of the dates. only the years. I have ALS and was wondering if anyone of the crew has ALS.
Hames, RondellElectricians mate 1st class1955 – 1958USS Pomodon SS486Fred (Gil) Rothweiler and I were good friends. The Taylor family in San Diego were like a family to us. I was a Mechanical Contractor in Norman, Oklahoma for 39 years. Retired in 2007.
Graves, HalQM3Feb 20, 1955 – Jun 26, 1957QUARTERMASTERi WAS PART OF THE NEW CREW AFTER THE SUB EXPLODED AT HUNTERS POINT IN FEB.1955i MADE A WEST-PAC TRIP THROUGH PANAMA TO TAHITI AND UP TO JAPAN.I LEFT THE BOAT IN JUNE 1957 TO ATTEND COLLEGE.
Rothweiler, Fred (Gil)YN3Mar 20, 1955 – Mar 15, 1958OFFICEReported to boat after decommission. Made shake down cruz all over the Pacific. Worked in the Squad 3 office, made West Pac Trip on Razorback, discharged Mar 1960. Worked in const. as a Master Mechanic for 50 years, Ret
Fiscus, WilliamTM3/SSFeb 14, 1956 – Oct 23, 1957After RoomLooking for crew members who served the time noted. I made WesPac tour, on discharge I joined Penna State Police.
Wardlaw, Bill ('cromer')IC2Dec 1956 – Nov 1958
Leonard, RogerCPO/QMAug 1959 – Jun 1961This is for my dad who has passed. I am Roger junior and used to eat on the boat with him in San Diego. Anyone remember Roger?
Legg, HenryTM-21960 – 1962
Matthews, DavidEN-3 (SS)1960 – 1962Forward Engine Room & Bow PlanesWhat a wonderful family with which to grow up as a youngster! I remember my friends Jack Broderson, Ray White, Apolinario Reyes, Johnny , "Mule" and all the others. The beer-ball games on Midway and beautiful "Yoko."
Prendergast, Terrence (Terry)E 3 Engineman1960 – Jun 19625I'm retired and live in Sun Lakes, Arizona, by my Daughter and Son. I would like to contact people I served with on the Submarine between 1960-1962.
Cook, DonCSC SSJun 5, 1960 – Feb 17, 1961CookI was a CS3 SS when on board
Eakes, JimSEAMAN FIRST GSMAug 1960 – Sep 1961Came aboard at Pearl Harbor on the way to home port San Diego, then to Mare Island for special engine refit/new sail, followed by trails between Canada & Mexico. I 'rescued' the old ships bell before the captain could!
Koca, RonaldIC2(SS)Oct 1960 – Nov 1965Electrical
Legg, HenryTM2 SSOct 14, 1960 – Jul 18, 1963
Sheckler, RichardEN3Oct 1961 – Sep 1962
Lynch, MikeSOS2(SS)Oct 1961 – Sep 25, 1963SonarJack Powell was my cribbage instructor, would be up at night when I came to the ftrm, asked how much I won ,then would take me for $5-10 more.Jim Lahr damn good COB,Ayers best manifoldman, Becker & Fox good loony cooks.
Gregory, ThomasIC2 SSNov 10, 1961 – Dec 29, 1963Electrical
Jacobs, KenMM3 (SS)1962 – 1963A-gangLearned more from George Ayers in a year than the rest of my 20 years.
Jepson, Ken profile iconET3(SS)1963 – 1965ELECTRONICSWas a great time of my young life
Baye, PaulEM3(SS)Mar 1963 – Jul 1964ElectricianAbsolutely the best boat to qualify on. Worked for Pappy Norris, great man...learned more than I thought I could from him. The crew, the officers and the Captain were above and beyond,I am a Submariner because of them.
Schermer, Jeffrey / Jeff1964 – 1965
Hunt, KeithMM2 (SS)Sep 1964 – Apr 1967EngineeringCame aboard September 1964 to the AER with Yopp EN1. Left April 1967 from the FER as fuel king and MM2. Best time of my young life and proud to be a Submariner. Greatest Crew on the West Coast!
King, Dick (Gooney)EM1(SS)Oct 1964 – Dec 1968ElectricalCame on board EM3, left as EM1. Great boat, great crew!! Made 3 WESPAC trips. Jack Powell & Charlie PMS took everyones money playing cards. WETSU. JT Lewis was the best Commanding Officer ever!! Willie Trautman, VT=1!
Lawler, GeorgeMM2Feb 1965 – Apr 1966A GangQualified on Pomodon (Dolphins at Hong Kong), turned 21 in Yokosuka; manned skeleton crew Christmas '66. Great crew and many happy memories! Was in 'A' Gang. Started Pomodon group on Yahoo- come visit us
Snider, TerryYEOMAN1966 – 1967I joined the boat in Yokosuka. Worked under Robert Pangburn. Got to go ashore once in Hong Kong and once in Yokosuka after qualifying. Enjoyed my time there. Trans to B Franklin while in dry dock, SFran.
Platfoot, Ralph (Foot)EN3Jan 21, 1966 – Aug 7, 1967Best time ever! Proud to be a Submariner. Great group of guys & lots of memories.
Bracy, CraigSeaman TorpedomanApr 10, 1966 – Feb 14, 1968Weapons
Lemaster, Richard (Lurch)STS2 (SS)Apr 23, 1966 – Jan 24, 1969SONAR / OPS The fun all started on the Seaman gang with Jack Powell as boss, for whom multiple coats of paint followed many days with a chipping hammer. Parted company with the "Sunburn Boys" when SONAR had an opening. Great boat! Grand crew!
Durant, DonQM2(SS)May 1966 – Apr 1968NavigationGreat learning experience. Came aboard as a QMSN & within 2 years was a QM2(SS) & the Asst. Navigator. Best CO, XO & COB in the fleet! Learned a ton from my leading POs & parlayed it into a Master's license.
Groninga, Mike (Grunt)QM 2 SSNov 1966 – Mar 1970QuartermasterLt. Gene Shirley saved my ass several times. We all worked hard & had a hell of a lot of fun. WETSU!!!
Millman, KenQM31967 – Jun 1970NavigationCapt. J.T. Lewis was the best skipper a pig boat could ever have; his replacement, Capt. Jobe, was the worst.
Henninger, WalterETC(SS)1967 – 1968OPS
Sanders, Jim Or SandyCS 31967 – 1968supplyWant to say hi to David Ray from East Texas!
Ray, DavidTEM3Jan 1967 – Jun 1970WeaponsWETSU
Munden, LarrySTS2Mar 1967 – Apr 1969Started out on seaman gang, under Jack powell. seams like we painted the boat six times a year. Worked with Lurch, David Ray,Mike Kovac. Made STS3 and though away paint brush. Enjoyed my time on the Pomodon.
Nadaud, TimYNSNMar 10, 1967 – Dec 10, 1968YeomanSeaman gang with Jack Powell as boss, Love that gray paint. Qualified during 1968 West Pac. Capt Lewis was the best. Gooney, remember the Hunters Point softball games. Hello Sandy, Lurch, and David Ray.
Kotler, MichaelTM2 (SS)Sep 7, 1967 – Dec 18, 1968WEAPONSCURRENTLY EMPLOYED AS A VETERANS SERVICES SPECIALIST WITH THE GA. DEPT. OF LABOR ASSISTING VETS.

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