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USS James Madison (SSBN 627) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS James Madison (SSBN 627). 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 274 crew members registered for the USS James Madison (SSBN 627).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1972 | 1973 – 1977 | 1978 – 1982 | 1983 – 1986 | 1987 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Januszewski, Charles "Ski"YN1(SS)1963 – 1965Com-Sub Flot 6
Blessing, BenETN21963 – 1965Where is my piece of the plank?
Knight, BillETI(SS)Jan 1963 – Jan 1967RC
Bromwell, WayneTM3Feb 26, 1963 – Jan 3, 1965Torpedoman/WeaponsPre-commissioning crew. Great ship, Great people. Came aboard as a stiker out of Sub School. Love to hear from shipmates
Dowd, William/billQM3/2/1/CHIEFMar 25, 1963 – Dec 6, 1967navigationMade 17 Patrols . 6 blue,11 Gold served with Doc Hendricks,Bill Reynolds George Bissett,Cob,T.I Scott,Tom Hawkins, Cadenoff,Jimmy Dean Taylor,Many good friends. Left Dec 67 shore duty,return Feb 71 departed Sep 76 Please conta
Beck, DonRM2(SS)Apr 10, 1963 – May 17, 1966
Pease, RaymondTM1 (SS)May 1963 – Feb 1972WeaponsLeft as a COB. For duty in Key West Florida. Delores and I retired in Charleston, South Carolina
Schmitt, RogerET1(SS)Jun 1963 – Jan 1968NavigationPlankowner, 7 patrols, retired from USNR as a LCDR (LDO).
Schmitt, RogerET1(SS)Jun 10, 1963 – Jan 15, 1968Navigation
Cantrall, ThomMT 1 (SS)Jul 1963 – Apr 1968WeaponsPlankowner... if I'd have known then what I know now.... I thought this was great duty. Left the boat to go to shore duty in Washington state... they wanted me to go back to SC... and I didn't remember any elk in SC, so got out and stayed in
Evans, DonMT1(SS)Aug 1, 1963 – Jun 1, 1969Weapons, MissilePlank Owner and about #15 qualified on Madison. Departed after 3 patrols and went to Dam Neck to "B" school then reassigned for 3 more patrols.
Loughery, AlETR2 SSAug 3, 1963 – Aug 1967NAV ETPlank Owner . I enjoyed the characters I met and worked with on the Madison . Made patrols in GOLD crew Went to the JACK for its sea trials before discharge in Oct 1967.
Kreher, BillSK2(SS)Sep 1963 – Jun 1966SupplyCommissioning Crew. Served with the greatest bunch of guys ever.
Haigh, FredTM3 (SS)Sep 1963 – May 1966Weapons Plank Owner of "Jolly Dolly" with first Qual. Nice memories!
Lewis, TomIC2Sep 10, 1963 – May 10, 1966Nuke electrical/welderGold commissioning crew
Nugent, James NugentMT1(SS)Oct 18, 1963 – Mar 2, 1969missilePlank owner Blue Crew. Pre-commissioning, sea trials, missile shoot at Cape and first nine blue crew patrols. Rode boat back to yard at EB for Posiden conversion then leftt navy.
Hunt, JeffEM-2 (SS)1964 – 1967E-gang
Phillips, Carlos (Phil)(yeo)YN1(SS)1964 – 1966XOBest crew (Blue) and best submarine in the USN.
Whittaker, WaltMM2SSJun 1964 – Nov 1968Good times in Rota and Charleston.
Phillips, Carlos (Phil)(yeo)YN1(SS) LATER: YNCM(SS)Jul 1964 – Jul 1966XOI remember Keiffer well...really a great person. I also remember LT Holder (he had to cancel his post-patrol ski trip...) My time onboard James Madison were the very best of my Navy days. The crew was tops.
Keiffer, Glenn (Erik)FTB 3(SS)Jul 1, 1964 – Apr 1, 1967WeaponsCommissioning Crew Blue
Cote, RaymondET1(SS)1965 – 1966Navigation
Suman, Atwell 'Skip' profile iconTM1(SS)Jan 10, 1965 – Sep 24, 1971WeaponsBlue crew 65-67, AUWC school Key West 67, Gold crew 67-71, Poseidon conversion 68-70. Instructor FBMSTC 71-74, discharged active duty 74, reserves 74-95, retired TMC(SS) 1 Feb 95.
Holder, James B.LIEUTENANTApr 1, 1965 – Feb 10, 1966Medical
Waddell, DonaldMTISSJun 8, 1965 – Feb 4, 1969WEAPONSMADE FIVE PATROLS ON THE MADISON, BOTH OUT OF ROTA SPAIN, AND HOLY LOCH SCOTLAND.
Wilde, WillET1(SS)Sep 1965 – Mar 1969Navigation
Walsh, RichardMM1(SS)1966 – 1972
Huwe, FredMMCS1966 – 1973
Battista, JoeMM3SS1966 – 1968A GangWhat a GREAT ship!!!!!!!!
Ptasznik, AlFTB1(SS)Apr 1966 – Jan 1972FT
Campbell, BruceMT1 (SS)Apr 1966 – Dec 1971MissileCame aboard in 1966 as a MTSn (SU). Made 6 Polaris A# Patrols on Madison Blue. Onboard for entire C3 Shipyard Conversion and made 3 C3 Patrols including the First Ever C3 Patrol as the Leading MT. Left as a MT!(SS).
Fosnaugh, Daniel (Fuzzy)EM2(SS)Jul 11, 1966 – Sep 7, 1973EAboard the dolly gold crew during the good old days rota-holylock- yards-charleston.left went to ly spear, ray and sturgen finished with 8 years in the reserves at groton on the waterford dock./.
Eldridge, JimSTS1/SSOct 1966 – May 1972SonarGold Crew into the yards, Gold Crew out. Enjoyed the reunion at King's Bay just before de-comm.
Kelly, BobLT.Dec 1966 – Nov 1968WeaponsFour patrols: two as AWEPS, and two as WEPS.
Whitam, AndyRM31967 –RadioTook ship to shipyard at EB, then transfer to Will Rogers
Kennedy, EdMM21967 – 1972"M"
Wells, DonETN11967 – May 1971ReactorOn board for Poseidon conversion at EB; seatrials; launch at Cape; and the first patrol. Made 5 runs plus the extended conversion. Fond memories of Charleston, Rota, New London and a nice leave trip to Germany.
Pock, MichaelFN1967 – 1968WeaponsCame aboard as NQP, Mess cooked, Got Qualified mid way into my 2nd patrol. Made 3rd class , got married, transferred to the George Bancroft. Went on to retire from the reserves as a MM1(SS). Still married (43 Yrs)
Bonney, DavidE3 and E4 MM1967 – 1968Deck and a gangGood memories and fun times learned a lot and met a lot of wonderful people,went on to serve on ssbn 608 and ssbn 635
Ludwig, DanielMM1(SS)(DV)Apr 1967 – Jun 1972
Rowin, DaveQM3(SS)--BLUEJul 1967 – May 1968Deck Gang(Seaman Nothing)Great ship for a Boomer!
Fielden, PrestonYN2(SS)Jul 13, 1967 – Mar 30, 1971Lead Yeoman
McDermott, GeorgeMM3/SSAug 15, 1967 – May 21, 1971A GANGQualified ships on this one. First patrol Poseidon. First launch Poseidon. Drove for second launch with interseption by ussr ship.
Morren, ChrisLTOct 8, 1967 – Jul 5, 1970Communications OfficerCommunications Officer during our shipyard overhall was the capstone of my brilliant naval career,

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