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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
Cooper, PaulQM3/SS1973 – 1974NavigationLooking for Tom Hawkins
Matheny, DennisEM1(SS)1973 – 1977EI was there for all the good stuff Kelly Ray mentions. Loved playing guitar during 1/2way night.
Parker, RayET1(SS)1973 – 1976RCServed as Reactor Operator on Gold Crew, made 5 North Atlantic patrols out of Holy Loch, made the extended refit and the Atlantic transit to tie up at Charleston Weapons Station.
Plotz, CharlieMM1(SS)1973 – 1978Mchplotz@yahoo.com
Tipton, RonET2Jan 1973 – Jul 13, 1976
Hoover, ThomasMM1(SS)Feb 1973 – Sep 1976"M"- Machinery
Clise, RaymondMM1SSApr 1973 – Oct 1977Machinery
Sadlowski, NeilET!(SS)Apr 1973 – Jan 1978NavigationGreat blue crew! worked for Lt. Fisk (dirty Al) and LT Micket. Greased by Glenn Fleming and his "A" gang.(I'll get even.) Anyone looking for Mike Street, he's still alive and kicking. Hey weaponeers!...where's Steve Wellinghurst
Fisk, AlanLTJun 4, 1973 – 1976NavigationJack Anderson said the collision was because of navigation errors. I am proud to say that my guys knew exactly where we were and that we were exactly where the squadron ordered us to be. This was my best tour.
McKeon, Kevin/macET1/SSSep 1973 – Jun 1978NAVETMade 9 patrols (all Holy Loch runs) with Doug Jordan, Gary Hout, Mickey Hartman and others! Would love to locate any and all NAVET guys from that period!
Leonard, JeffreyTM2(SS)Oct 1973 – Jul 1977TMFirst boat. Went from SR(SU) to TM2(SS). Jerry Price was my LPO. Retired after 30 as TMCM(SS). Got tagged with the nickname of Layback (a long story).
Goble, JeffreySK2 (SS)Nov 15, 1973 – Mar 30, 1977Supply
Adams, KenMM2 MACHINIST MATE (NUCLEAR)Dec 15, 1973 – Nov 15, 1977Machinery6 FBM patrols, then transferred to SSN 686 L Mendel Rivers for a Med run in 1978.
Garner, James (JD)MM21974 – 1978A GangEnjoyed the time aboard, and meeting friends like Lear, Blue, Kelly Ray, Parker, Chip, the JD's (Taylor, Walton, Whitmire) Mini, Fleming and the rest that haven't been named, Charlie Shunk you were the man
Bryant, MarshallRM3/SS1974 – 1977Radio
Garner, JamesMM2 (SS)1974 – 1978A Gang
Bland, GordonMT3(SS)1974 – 1977Weapons
Anderson, PaulEM2Mar 1974 – Aug 1976E
Fellingham, RobertMM2(SS)Mar 4, 1974 – Feb 24, 1978MAlso known as MS-1. Had to pen then reopen MS-1 while still in dress blues first day on board in Holy Loch.
Bell, Harry/randyETN-2May 1974 – Nov 1976RC5 patrols from Holy Loch
Clements, Robert/bobMM1Jun 1974 – Jun 1979M
Yates, JimMM1/SSSep 1974 – Sep 1979AServed with the late MMCM Mott and his replacement "No Shit Johnson".Lookin for Archie, Ernie, Melvin.
Ray, Kelly JoeMM1/SS RET.Sep 4, 1974 – Dec 1979A-GangI'm proud to have served on The "Jolly Dolly" I qualified on this Boat June 15th of 1975. I was there for all the good stuff. 1st ERP, The Victor Crash, Two MT's, 1st MK 48 cert, Flooding in the fan room, The XO incident, you name it.
McKeon, MacETN2 (SS)Nov 1974 – Aug 1979Navigation ET
Willett, ThomasIC 4Nov 30, 1974 – Aug 30, 1977ICLooking for Chris, Steve, Archie, Seymore, George Brown Jr, Jim Alexsander
Bryant, MarshallRM2/SS1975 – 1977
Roberts, Clifton (Munchkin)MM1Jan 1975 – Feb 1981A Gang
Terry, ChrisSTS2Mar 1975 – May 1976On the Gold crew, I Made 2 patrols aboard the Madison out of Holy Loch. I was Sonar Technician and remember my Chief was Chief Glenny
Hartman, Michael (Mick)ET1 (SS)Apr 1975 – Apr 1979NAVET7 patrols out of Holy Loch. Lots of good memories. Served with a great bunch of guys including Chief Lemons, Kevin McKeon, Kenny Loar, Doug Jordan, Gary Hout, John Lomax, "Moe" Davis III, and many others. Hope everyone is doing well.
Chavis, MichaekEM1 (E6)May 1975 – May 1979(Engineering, Electrical)Eight patrols from '75 to '79. Last patrol just before scheduled refit in 1979. Initially served with Chief Spivey, then Chief Nevells(?). Lt(jg) Honnecutt and Lt Rhodes were Division Officers. Dave Mueller (Muctuck), Don Cambell (RO)
Wadleigh, GeneMM2Jun 10, 1975 – Mar 3, 1978
Porter, Clyde (Chip)MM2Jul 1975 – Oct 1978MMade 6 patrols...What ever happened to Charlie Plotz?
Grantham, BradET/E-6Jan 1, 1976 – Feb 16, 1979Engineering/RCMade it through 5 patrols. First patrol was memorable. The first four weeks were Bermuda torpedo trials(sun), midshipmen cruises(angles-dangles), and last 4 weeks were drying out from a ship-wide saltwater rinse.
Thompson, CurtisMM2/SSMar 1976 – Jun 1979Auxiliary
Kadinger, JosephQmsnJun 1976 – Jan 1, 1980QmBeginning of the adventure
Stewart, JeffSTS/E-4 earned in reserves. PNA'd 7 times on the boat.Sep 1976 – 1979SonarMy First Boat. Turned 18 in Sub School. Drove my motorcycle to Charleston. I remember that we had an excellent crew and friends. I just wish my memory was better. If you remember me, please contact me.
Williams, JackMT1(SS)Oct 1976 – Nov 1981Missile
Malone, Shawn / Bugsy/ MaroniET3(SS)Nov 1976 – 1979NAV
McClure, BarneyELECTRONIC WARFARE (EW)1977 –
Todd, FrankSSBN 6271977 – 1982
Hackett, Charles profile iconIC2 (SS)1977 – 1980ICWould like to hear from Big Hue (Steve Houston), Swanney, Bayou Bailey, Little Ed, Mike Hammond (Joseph?), Wally Gator (VLEET), Darrel Lesh and any other trouble maker from back then. It was all in fun.
Taylor, LarryMM2/SSJan 6, 1977 – Jul 29, 1980Served under comander Larry Vogt cheif Nevels in A gang like to hear from of the old crew
Taylor, GarySTS3Jan 17, 1977 – Aug 7, 1980SonarServed with Chief Thomson,Gary Lance,Jose' Whitmire,Tommy Stites
Lesh, DarrelIC3/SSMar 1977 – Mar 1980IC/DECK
Wood, Lawson (Woody)QM1Mar 13, 1977 – Jun 14, 1979QUARTERMASTERTHIS TOUR DEFINITELY MADE ME STRONGER
Bleecker, JimRM2/SSMay 1977 – Jul 1981CommunicationsServed under CDR Larry Vogt, best CO ever. Worked with Roy K, Smitty in the shack, great mentors. Fond memories of walking hills of Scotland with Gary Taylor and others. Playing thirdbase on a GREAT softball team with Cunningham and others.
Hammond, JosephTM3/SSAug 1, 1977 – Feb 1981WeaponsWhere are RMMC Jim Hair, Tim Bailey, Larry Swanson, Chuck Hackett, John Pennington TM1, Dennis Jones TM1,

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