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USS Simon Lake (AS 33) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Simon Lake (AS 33). 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 1273 crew members registered for the USS Simon Lake (AS 33).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1964 | 1965 – 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Allen, RobertFN1972 – 1975Boilers
Ellis, Kenyon (Ken)ETN31972 – 1974Radar ShopThe XO hated me... Thought I was a drug dealer! I wasn't...
Doll, WlIIam ( Bill )EM31972 – 1974E DIVTook the Lake from Charleston to Rota Spain. I was an innocent lad until I met Dave Budsey and Dan McCollum. Infamous Streakers ? I believe I was in the Chapel that day !
Leonard, Richard (Lenny)MM31972 – 1974M DivisionI have nothing but good memories while I was aboard the Lake. If I could do it all again I would. Came aboard in Goose Creek,S.C.and left in Rota,Spain.
Allen, JerryHM11972 – Dec 1973Medical Enjoyed Rota Spain so much. I transfered from USS Holland. Swapped orders with the Lab Tech on Simon Lake. He went back on Holland and I stayed in Spain. Best time of my life. I totaled about 4 years in Spain.
Carpenter, DavidETR2Jan 1972 – Mar 1973R4 Electronics Cal LabJoined ship at Charleston Naval Weapons station, rode across to Rota, Spain. Never forget Thanksgiving in mid-Atlantic. Loved time in Spain.
Kurpakus, Greg (Paky)HT3Jan 1972 – Feb 1975repaircouple of years in the shipfitter shop . Hope all the old shipmates are doing well. Back home in pa.,married (30 yrs.) . Grandpap 6 times.
Nelson, ArtMMCS/MASTER DIVERJan 1, 1972 – Nov 1, 1975Served two tours .Put her in commission BREMERTON-CHARLSTON-HOLY LOCH(3 yrs). Went back aboard when she came to Spain.Great tour!! Now in Deadwood S.Dak.
Cantu, FernandoBM3Jan 1, 1972 – Jan 1, 19751st div.
Mooney, TerryEN3Jan 2, 1972 – Sep 12, 1972repairI was assigned to the ARRS office, I worked for CDR.FLOW for the short time I was there. I went on leave to get married before the ship was to transfer to rota. I was involved in a vehicle accident in moncks corner and missed the deployment
Feary, CarlIC2Feb 1972 – Dec 1972R3
Carr, JcTM3Feb 1, 1972 – May 1, 1975W-1Worked in Mk48 and Mk14 shops. Onboard while in Charleston, then homeport change to Rota, Spain. Was a non-lifer, but wound being one and retired in 1993 while stationed at SSC/NTC in Orlando just as it was being "brac-ed".
Craig, JohnHT-2Apr 1972 – Jun 1975R-1Worked in R-1 Div. Carpenter Shop Mess cooking Lagging shop Sheetmetal shop as supply po,always helping Chuck Gundelfinger in the foundry. Hello SWEETHEART you know who you are! It was a good time , with good friends .
Lirette, Charles (Chuck)RM2Apr 3, 1972 – Aug 10, 1973Radio Shackboarded her in Charleston, enjoyed the stay in SC. Loved the cruise and the stay in Rota Spain.
Cardona, GaryHTFNMay 1972 – Jun 1974R-1Started out in the Carpenter Shop, then went to the Lagging Locker. Did a tour of mess cooking and ended up in the Shipfitter Shop under HT1 Joy. Last time I saw him, he was HTC on a "CAN" in Norfolk. Calback and Gephart was at SIMA.
Ivester, DanielHT-3May 9, 1972 – Sep 28, 1973R-1Got on the Lake in Charleston, SC. Was assigned to the sheetmetal shop. I was trasfered to ACU-2 Sept. 1973 while in Rota, Spain. Should have stayed on the Lake. Now live in Choctaw, Oklahoma and work at Tinker AFB on the B-1 Bomber.
Redding, PaulRM3Jun 1972 – Dec 1972OCThis was my first ship and will always remember the smell of the paper mills. Left the Navy in 1973 and returned in April 1975. Retired in September 1993 as the CMC of Naval Space Command, Dahlgren VA.
Bernt, Danielp m 2Jun 6, 1972 – Sep 8, 1976r 1I really enjoyed my time on the simon Lake while it was stationed in Rota Spain. Met my wife there. We got married in Gibralter. Still married 44+ years later. I'm still in touch with my buddie Dwain Mcclure in Iowa.
Bernt, DanielA S 33Jun 22, 1972 – Sep 21, 1976R-1Worked out of carpenter shop. Didn't do much pattern-making mostly worked flooring and formica down on the submarines. Spent a lot of time in Rota drinking.Mostly at the California Bar. Met my wife in Rota, got married in Gibralter in 1975.
Wiles, DavidMT-3Jul 6, 1972 – Sep 13, 1973Weapons:handling shop; then Missile MagazinePlayed softball for weapons both in Charleston and Rota; mess cooked in Charleston; Bridge phone talker for the trip across the Atlantic to Rota.
Dwain P. Mc Clure (Mac), MacHT 3Jul 8, 1972 – Jul 5, 1974R1I worked in the sheet metal shop and made a lot of good friends there.
Dwain P. Mc Clure (Mac), MacE4Jul 10, 1972 – Jun 5, 1974R1I woked in the sheet metal shop
Smith Jr, James TCPLJul 15, 1972 – Jul 15, 1974MARINE DETACHMENTGOT ON BOARD IN CHARLESTON,SC AND HEADED TO ROTA,SPAIN FOR 2 YEARS. ENJOYED ROTA AND ALSO BEING ABOARD THE SIMON LAKE. JIMMY
Turbin, Jerry LI1Aug 4, 1972 – Dec 28, 1975RSLPO Ships Printing plant in Rota Spain. Worked our butts off but we had to keep those (Boomers) going. Loved Rota, had a nice Apt. in town.I did a radio show over at AFRTS. They called me Country Jet. Retired in 1985.
Beebe, FredHT3Sep 1972 – Dec 1975DC
Himes, RickyGMGSNSep 1972 – Jul 1974WeaponsGot on in Charleston and went to Rota. Enjoyed the experience.
Atchison, Larry JoeE4Sep 1, 1972 – Jun 2, 1975Special Services-DraftsmanI worked on the pier providing local, tours, for military personnel and their families. Worked with John Gray, Ricardo Torres, and Roberto Segura in a group Specia; Services. I. want to find John Gray if he is still in Jerez? call me 800-630-4677
Gonzalez, WilliamSNSep 1, 1972 – Mar 1, 1974Deck (1st)
Baker, Willie J. "Bill"DS1Sep 2, 1972 – Oct 11, 1974R4SERVED TWO SEPERATE TOURS ON SIMON LAKE, FIRST IN HOLY LOCH SCOTLAND, 67-70, SECOND, ROTA SPAIN, NOV. 74.
Courtien, ThomasMT2 (SS)Sep 5, 1972 – Aug 29, 1973WeaponsJoined crew in Charleston; then crossed in Nov. to anchorage at Rota. Lived on the beach with my new wife until discharge Aug 1973. It was a real family of MTs and TMs while in Rota.
Balante, BillPN3/E-4Sep 7, 1972 – Aug 10, 1974Personnel/AdminPicked the ship up in Charleston. Took here across the big pond to Rota. Good group of PN's. One on my best tours. Ran around with shipfitters playing street hockey on the pier. Hanging out at the German Club and Hong Gong Bar. Retired as PN
Travis, TerryHT3Oct 1972 – Oct 1974R1This was a great duty station(Rota,Spain) had that best time of my life there learned alot that has carried me through life
Burkhart, DavidGMT2Oct 1, 1972 – Jun 1, 1974W-REB
Gillie, EarleyLCDROct 10, 1972 – May 16, 1975X divisionLots of great memories of great guys in a great location - Rota. Would love to hear from the guys that I served with.
Stein, BillEnsignNov 3, 1972 – Mar 9, 1974AdminHomeported in Rota, Spain. Great place to be during the Vietnam War! Spain was wonderful, saw lots of europe. The XO was a great man, CDR McCleary, cared about everyone! A great mentor.
Lungaro, RonEM2Nov 25, 1972 – May 15, 1975
Garcia, RaoulHT1Dec 1972 – Dec 1976DCRETIRED IN 1982. LIVING IN TAMPA, FL. TEL. 813 843-6820
Douglas, KenPN3Dec 1, 1972 – Oct 16, 1974AdminI served on the USS Holland AS32 in Rota, Spain from June 72 to Dec 72. Then transferred to the USS Simon Lake AS33 in Dec 72. I worked in Personnel. Any one remember losing our mooring chains? I had duty that night.
Patrick, SteveETR2Dec 8, 1972 – Dec 30, 1976R-4 Electronics Cal. LabGreat Duty. Loved Spain. Miss all the guys: Baca, Maury, Golembiewski, Stackhouse, White, Thompson, Rasmussen...
Bresina, JamesMR2Dec 9, 1972 – Apr 10, 1974R-2Looking to find anyone station at the same time that worked in the X-31-A Machine Shop

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