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USS Dixon (AS 37) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Dixon (AS 37). 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 1083 crew members registered for the USS Dixon (AS 37).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1975 | 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Simmons, William F. (Frank) profile iconSH11972 – Jan 1, 1973Supply ?Frank was my father and he passed away in Aug. 1990. The Dixon was the last ship that he served on. I even had the pleasure of coming aboard the Dixon on a few occasions, to include his retirement . (i must have been 5 or 6 at the time).
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Gilliland, Jim (Gill)HT 31972 – 1974Carpenter Shop It was a good ship, and a great command to be assigned to. Lots of great people....Andy Thompson, Steve Mason...Hey Larry! Off ship livin was great! San Diego was a blast then!!!!!
Brecht, Robert/bobPN21972 – Apr 19, 1974Admin
Beitman, BruceSK3Jan 1972 – Dec 1973Supply Admon Office S7 Enjoyed the shipmates on this ship. Sea duty to Mexican waters a couple times a year wasn’t too hard to take. Looking for good friend LCDR Bill Magrogan.
Pleshe, LouSKCS(SS)Jan 1, 1972 – Oct 10, 1974S1What an experience to serve the Submarine Community. Achieved WO2 and went on to serve in the SSN community. Highlight of my career was when I entered Submarine Service in 1963. Was a real honor to serve with the Navies best.
Skahan, SteveYN3Feb 1, 1972 – Apr 1, 1974Admin Captian's OfficeGreat memories from the Dixon, even though I had to mess cook for 128 days! ;-) Made some great friends while on board....Joe Apiado, Lou Monarez, Carlos Fortin, Bruce Brown. Can't believe AS-37 was sunk.
Johnson, LarryML 2Feb 10, 1972 – Apr 11, 1975R-1
Smith, JeffTM2Feb 28, 1972 – Feb 28, 1976WeaponsLooking for Tom Smith somewhere in Fayetteville NC and Roger Kaufman in Utah.
Lomax, RobertMR2Feb 28, 1972 – Oct 14, 1975main machine shop everybody walked thru iti got great training in the machining trade in that shop i worked another 21 years at keyport torpedo station till i retired at 44yo in 1997 havent worked since only went to san fransisco santa cruz and bremerton the big cruises were late
Gramza, RichardMM2Mar 16, 1972 – May 17, 1974M DivisionAhh the good ole days. Had a blast on Dixon. Met many fine guys and thought it was great duty. After a tin can on a west pac cruise this place was heaven.
Lopez, TomSHSNApr 1, 1972 – Jan 21, 1975I was the Barber w/the beard
Kowalski, David SkieffnApr 14, 1972 – May 25, 1975r2 shop 38hi i was on dixon in shop 38 im trying to find old mates from shop 38 . i found my best bud from dxon steve olson.looking for more of then do yoy rember bov ricr.or mr hoff.i ran into shellby wooten ark at a truck stop
McDannel, Richard profile iconE5Jun 1972 –EngineeringI served on the uss dixon from 72 to 76 , my friends called me mac. Loved my time on that ship and hate that she sits on the bottom of the ocean. Can't seem to find any record of me being there but I most definitely was.
Johnson, JimEM3Jun 1, 1972 – May 23, 1975Eng/ Ship's Company Electrical ShopWished I could of seen more than S.D. and Wa. Glad I departed before it became the Navy's newest target!
Stout, JohnHT2Jun 1, 1972 – Jun 30, 1974Carpenter ShopServed proudly in the Carpenter Shop with a great bunch. Can't believe she's at the bottom! Hey John Ornellas -I used to carpool with you - Where's Bob McField (foundry)Gene Schurr (Carp Shop), Larry Spoo & Randy Durham (Sheet Metal Sho
Moore, GaryTM3Jun 15, 1972 – Feb 8, 1975weaponsI am looking for david patrick wayne martin .we were in the weapons dept in 1972 to 1975 .get in touch with me asap like to talk and see you .we had a great time.
Sargeant, RobertSK3Jul 1972 – May 10, 1975S-7I WAS SURPRISED THE SHIP WAS SCUTTLED I HAD SOME GOOD TIMES ON THAT SHIP.
Mundt, JerryHT 2Jul 1972 – Feb 197556 A Pipe ShopLots of good times and good friends on the Dixon. where are ya chief Joe Sampley? we need a reunion Kuryla,May, Lockett , Hefley. Curly, I remember the Drum, how bout Prishmont's bike in the elevator shaft! 3195091973.
Vanpelt, John Jacke-3Jul 7, 1972 – Jul 6, 1975r-1
Mosher, Tim3rd class emJul 10, 1972 – Jul 6, 1974e-divisionJust thinking of past aquaintence. Brito Valdes, Dino, Kowalski. Lou Monarez, Jimmy Johnson with his GT6 Trimuph. Ernie Glasgow from Michigan. Soto at Ocean beach bars. etc. Like my time there in San diego and those
Johnson, JimEM3Jul 10, 1972 – May 23, 1975E DivisionI had a great time and made some great friends. Reading Tim's post brought back some good memories. I will try to contact.
Truckley, JohnSHSNJul 14, 1972 – Jun 14, 1975SHIP SERVICEMAN
Riggs, JimMM2Aug 1972 – Jun 1973MI was the Main Engine Room Work Center Supervisor from 1972-1973 My brother is CPO (ET) C. E. Riggs [retired] former Dixon ET Shop Supervisor. Shawn Lee HT3 & plank owner was from my old neighborhood. He had an Oregon Flag over the HT Shop
Zavarelli, Rockomm3Aug 1972 – Jun 1975repairi see some of the best times of my life are still kicking, randy watkins,jack vanpelt shelby wooten,lw smith and mike andrews
Hisaw, StanHM2Aug 10, 1972 – Oct 10, 1974MedicalNot sure of my dates but the Oct. 1974 s/b real close. I remember Rob Grimm and his twin brother, Brad Blanchard, McGowan, Dr. Bell and Dr. Langencamp, Capt. Bernie Kauderer, Larry White, Will Hiltz and Bob Cornish, Dennis Cowan, Duffey, Hopper.
Walker, LarryPM2Aug 10, 1972 – Nov 22, 1975R1/ Pattern shopI was sad to see they sunk her. I hoped it would go to mothballs so I could show my kids. It was a great ship. Had alot of GOOD friends on board.We had great times.
Love, CurtisE-4 MM3Aug 11, 1972 – Jun 1, 1975Engineroomanyone else out there that was in the hole from 72-74?
Clapp, RodgerTMT1Aug 14, 1972 – Mar 10, 1978SPECIAL WEAPONS DEPT.NOW LOCATED IN DELTONA,FL AFTER A 26 YEAR CAREER WITH GENERAL DYNAMICS, MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MARTIN MARRIETTA, THEN LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP MANADER/DIRECTOR OF ALL MISSILE PROGRAMS.
Silva, HectorIC3Sep 15, 1972 – May 15, 1975R-3Great memories. Served under the best damn Chief ever, Chief Don Lewis.
Watkins, RandyMM3Sep 15, 1972 – Jun 28, 1975Outside Machine Shop 38What a party it was to be working out of Shop 38. I have talked to Jack Van Pelt, Mike Andrews and Rocco Zaverrilli. We had a kickass basketball team. What a great tour of duty - the USS Dixon!
Kuryla, MikeHT 3Oct 1972 – Aug 1974R-1 57A Pipeshop/Lag ShopGreat time - many memories, she still had 5in guns. Should have never volunteered for Operation Deepfreeze. Mundt, Walton, Bonogosky,Barnhardt - where are you guys?
Barnes, Ed (Hillbilly)RM3Oct 1972 – Jul 14, 1975CommunicationsThe Dixon was the one and only ship that I was stationed on.
McCartney, Dennis (Mac)faOct 1972 – Mar 1974engineringworked in the hydrolic shop. alot of great memorys.
Andrews, MichaelE-3 SEAMAN, FIREMANNov 1972 – Jun 27, 1975deckforce, messcook, engineeringon board for two +one half years.ac+rshop,hydraulicshop, messcook,deckforce, did post-one roving watch,with time clock,painted the hull on bosn chairs. remember,watkins,zavarelli,bryon,smith,vanpeltshop38 david boyce,larrycarl,SD.CAL
Curtis, Glenn (Curly)HT1Nov 1972 – Nov 1977Pipe Shop, QA Office, NDT Shop, NSROI came on board after Bremington. Spent 5 years on board. I was one of the ones called in after the Russian sub incedent. Does anyone remember the Drum main coolant pump replacement? Nuclear repair is still tops on my list.
Cordini, FredDM2Nov 15, 1972 – Aug 15, 1976RS
Olson, TimE3Dec 10, 1972 –Pipe ShopAlthough my memory is a bit foggy with details and names. I lost all my gear and papers in a move. My experiance with the guys were fantastic. We had some great laughs! I ofton think about the lesson I learned in the Navy.
Gillespie, MarkPN31973 – Aug 1976PERSONNELStunned they sunk my ship!! I loved her strength and size. She always glistened and everyone I knew on it was proud to be there. Loved to roam the repair shops, the foundry & pattern shops. Topside as we sailed beneath Golden Gate Bridge. WOW!
Slinkard, LarryEN21973 – Aug 24, 1976A-Gang
Hopper, StewartHM11973 – 1976MedicalA great medical team!
Sauer, BobYeoman1973 – 1976Engineering
Manning, RayTM31973 – 1974WesponsWas part of the crew that installled the MK-48 torpedo test and maintenance shop on board.
Wright, MelSK31973 – Aug 23, 1974SupplyGood Duty. My last command before getting out of the Navy. Went back to northern CA. and worked for the Navy until 2005 and retired.
Schmidtmann, WarrenMR-21973 – Aug 13, 1976RSD CONI had a great time working with great people. Working on Nuc Subs.
Christiansen, Dwayne (Chris)TMT21973 – 1976W-1Okay guys,time to check in, where is Chief Cobb,John Lyman ,Motown Stash,J Miller.J.Ramer, J. Noland,Herbo,Smitty,Clapp,,and any other of you clowns in weapons dept.Great memories of a bunch of great guys,thanks to all.
Marks, SteveSK2Jan 1973 – Jun 10, 1975S7Great experience working with fine people
Marks, SteveSK2Jan 1973 – Jun 1975S7Looking to contact onay of my old shipmates. Wes Hamilton, are you out there? I saw another guy looking for info on Chief Ortiz, one of the best men I ever met. Let me know what is up with Chief Ray.
Thompson, William (Billy)E-3Jan 1973 – Nov 29, 1975Deck-1 Started in Deck-1, Moved to Engineer Div. before returning to the deck-1 to finish out Active Duty, with friends: William Taylor, Lamont Harper, and other friends
Rice, LarryMR2Jan 1973 – Aug 1975Machine ShopGreat duty on this ship. Spent 23 more years as a machinist in the oil industry. I was from Texas and I remember my first day translating Shelby Wooten, from Mississippi, to the guys.
Blaskowsky, David BlaskowskyTM2Jan 7, 1973 – Sep 16, 1976weaponsoften wondered what old buds were up to, seems like yesterday sometimes, hard to believe it's been over 30 years!
Mitchell, DannySNJan 15, 1973 – Oct 15, 1974DeckWorked in the riggers loft and was crane ops and dir. Loved all my jobs on that boat. Yes mess cooking too! BMC Compton could not get me out of that!
Clarke, DaveFTG2Jan 20, 1973 – Dec 2, 1976WeaponsWorked in the Fire Control shop with Chief Scott, Sadbury, Hasse, Benham, Slaughter and the torpedomen of the 37 and subroc shops
Urquhartrickiec0@gmail.com, RickieTM3Jan 28, 1973 – Jan 28, 1974Weapons
Hallowell, RickE4Feb 1, 1973 – Nov 26, 1975R-4 Electronics Calibration ShopServed in the electronics calibration lab with Greg Dow, Andy McDonald and Gary Valdez (any of whom I would like to get in touch). Remember Deepthroat?
Cook 3rd, Lawrence LE1Feb 7, 1973 – Feb 10, 1973Was only on the ship 3 days and was sent to cooking school in san diego and then to the uss shark ssn 591 sub duty was great.
Glasheen, Michael profile iconIC3Feb 8, 1973 – Dec 12, 1975829 Electricians
Tommaselli, WilliamIC3Mar 1973 – Oct 4, 1975R3Was a unique experience. Met some interesting people, Was on an FBM sub, fast attack, and other nuclear powered subs. It was a unique experience.
Brock, RickDM3Mar 14, 1973 – Mar 14, 1975hated to hear she gone RIP looking for friends i once knew
Stauffer, Larryic3Mar 24, 1973 – Jan 16, 1976Rad controlWhat great memories, The San Francisco and the Santa Cruse Liberty shakedown cruises were a blast. 6 section duty was great. 25 cents to ride the bus to town, Life was good
Zeitlin, GregoryMM3Apr 1973 – Dec 1974RL
Couture, RickEM-3Apr 1973 – Dec 1975RC
Cooper, AnthonyTM2Apr 1973 – May 1976W-3
Kay, RandyHT-3/HT-2Apr 1973 – Jul 1975R-1Worked in the pipe shop and really had a good time. Great ship.
Hereford, ElbertE3Apr 5, 1973 – Apr 5, 1975electrical motor rewindi would love to reconnect with some of with some of my old crewmates.
McKenzie, DavidDC3Apr 20, 1973 – Nov 29, 1975Damage ControlEnjoyed my time aboard the Dixon-now living in California and enjoying the land life.
Groves, Bill (Bm3 Groovy)BM3May 1973 – Jan 1976DECK (1st & boats)looking for any deck dept crew members from this time. jimmy crosby, dave weed, mark orme, mike marks, bm1 williiams, etc.any and all responses will be answered.
Dyckman, JohnOM1May 1973 –R-2Lots of funa nd hard work, putting the scope shop in work order and installing the second rail.
Schaefer, WilliamMM3May 1973 – Nov 1973EngineeringMain engine room while waiting to start Nuke power school. Great times.
Stewart, MartinTM2May 25, 1973 – Aug 25, 1976W441 years since I left the Navy - remember the people and the good times - not the bad ones like loading MK48 torpedos on the boats on a Friday night in the dark. Think they did that just to piss us off!
Dow, GregoryET-2Jun 1973 – Oct 1978R-4
Goodwin, Jimml3Jun 10, 1973 – Jan 26, 1976r1wow great to be on this site and see the names of old shipmates.
Surprise, MarkHTCSJun 15, 1973 – Mar 31, 1986RTServed two 5 yr tours on board. 1973-1978 and 1981-1986. Retired in 1986. Would like to hear from any one who may remember me.
Nelson, AllenMM2Jul 1973 – Jul 1975RC RadconServed with a lot of great guys who I have lost contact with. Anyone from RC division at this time please contact me by e-mail. San Diego was a great town.
White, LawrenceEM3Aug 1973 – Jan 5, 1974Main Power Div.
Miller, StanHM1Sep 1973 – Sep 1979Hospital/Dental H&DAssigned to Medical Department while ship was known as Building 37 Med Moored at Ballast Point in San Deigo, CA.
Mayberry, HerbTM2Sep 1973 – Sep 1976w-1Great times on a great ship. Would like to hear from the Weapons guys if any of them are still around.
Overstreet, H. Wayne (Wayne)SK2Nov 1973 – Jul 1975S-7 and S-1 Supply OfficeMy first DIXON tour, 71-73 then 9 months broken service in 1973, then back to the Dixon in Nov 73 to Jul 75. Hello SK2 Ron Pfeifer , SK2 Mayberry ,SKC Ray Ortiz.,SK2 Alan Angus Cameron and SKCS/Mr Pleshe. I live in Barling, AR now, say hay
Blanc, LarryIM3Nov 1973 – 1977ENGINEERING
Flores, Roberto (Bob)SKSA-SK2Nov 7, 1973 – Mar 20, 1977Supply DivisionTime goes by fast! This career path started in 1973 and ended in retirement in 2011. The USS Dixon was the best start anybody could ever have working for the government (active duty and civil service). Bless you all!
Jurand, GeorgeLTDec 1973 – Apr 1976RC - RADCONWhat an experience! I worked with great guys - proud to have served with all of them - they were the first to get an Excellent on an RCPE.

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