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USS Lafayette (SSBN 616) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Lafayette (SSBN 616). 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 191 crew members registered for the USS Lafayette (SSBN 616).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – 1975 | 1976 – 1983 | 1984 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Spires, DonaldMS1Jan 1984 – Nov 1985Food ServiceMy first submarine, a great experience. Had a lot of great friends there.
Hirsh, EricTM1/ssJul 1984 – Aug 1986TMLPO#3 of 7 boats, had alot of fun on her, and Cdr Dodge was one of the best
Suttey, Davide5Jul 1984 – May 7, 1988supply
Hartsog, TommySNAug 4, 1984 – Sep 25, 1986DeckThis boat set the course for my Navy career. Now a HMCS with 20 years in, I am very proud to be part of this crew, even though Esp worked my ass off.
Russell, GaleQM2/SSNov 15, 1984 – Feb 11, 1988NAVOPSGood ship, Great friends! I sure would like to find Jeff "Seaweed" and Travis Dubay. I wonder if Travis is still mad about the TDU weight I dropped on his head? Actually, I wonder if he even remembers it?
Kelleher, TimMS2Dec 7, 1984 – Jul 15, 1988SupplyAwesome experience, made some great friends I have met up with later on in life. Good to seems friend Don at one point, looking forward to catching up with you again as well as seeing how our friend Jeff has been.
Brule, RobertMM1/ssJun 1985 – Jun 29, 1987ELTShort time great memories
Petersen, PaulLCDRJun 1985 – Sep 1987NAV/OPS
Liepke, Fritz, Mark.MT2/SSJun 5, 1985 – Sep 10, 1987Weapons/Launcher.
Wood, GeraldMM1Jun 29, 1985 – Sep 30, 1987M/L
Browder, Jeffrey / "Doc"HM1(SS)Aug 1985 – Aug 1988MedicalBest 3 years of my 25 year Naval career.
Pfenninger, JerryFTB2Sep 1985 – Apr 1989Weapons
Cox, Brian "Deptydawg"IC3/SSNov 1985 – Nov 1988Eng
Baker, ScottYN31986 – 1990YN
Gray, RichardET2Jan 1986 – Aug 1988navigation
Jacob, Mark / Jake profile iconFN/ IC Stryker/ SN/ Corpsmen StrykerJan 1986 – Apr 1988IC/ Deck/ Medical
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Fitzgerald, BartholomewLTJan 3, 1986 – May 31, 1989E/RC/COMMOEnjoyed serving with CDR Dodge and the officers and crew of the Gold Crew.And Walter Deany Downy Baumgardt.The Dali Lama and Sky Fitzgerald live on in a more boring civilian existence.Saw One Adam Brown a couple of years ago,with Porche.HI BB!!!
Wilmoth, Jeffrey/willMS2/SSFeb 1986 – Feb 1988MS
Kupietz, KevinMM1/SSApr 1986 – Dec 1989
Biebrich, JosephFTB2/SSApr 6, 1986 – Feb 6, 1989FTBFirst boat out of "C" school, sorry I was such a shit, young ya' know. Had a good time in any case, even though I didn't realize it at the time. Hated it then, wax nostalgic now, can't believe the Highland Mary is gone,another pin
Pietlukiewicz, MichaelE-4/MT3Jun 1986 – Jun 1988Weapons
Bellantoni, MikeMM3/SSJul 1986 – Sep 22, 1989A-GANGno regrets, only great memories. looking for any old shipmates. hope all are doing well. especially looking for the COB, harold buzzell
Toresen, Kris Aka Love BeastMM1/SSDec 1986 – Aug 1991Those who remember know me.
Blevins, DaveMM1/SS1987 – 1991Wondering how some of my old pig pile buddies are these days.
Glazier, RandallET2/SS1987 – 1989NAVHello All
Malaki, JeffreyMM3/SSFeb 17, 1987 – Feb 17, 1989Hi all, Long time since those days. Anyone still in the military? I am in the coast guard now.
Laures, Michael...aka MikeeeTMSN - TM2/SSMar 1987 – Mar 1991WEAPONS - TORPEDOCame on board a nub and left her in the yards ready for decom as a ship qualified TM2/SS. Miss the old girl alot!!
Grossinger, RoyMM2May 1, 1987 – Jun 7, 1990ELTTime flies... Still making home brew.
Patrick, BradSTS2Jun 1987 – Jul 1990SonarWas fun while I wa there, but glad to be out.
Blose, MichaelMM3Sep 1987 – Jan 1990A-Gangit was fun and it was real, but it wasn't real fun! FTN!!!
Mills, HughMS1Dec 31, 1987 – Oct 10, 1990Food Service LPOStill my best tour yet!
Sam, BaronIC2(SS)Jan 1, 1988 – May 1, 1990IC
Regert, KevinET2(SS)Mar 5, 1988 – Oct 10, 1990Reactor ControlsJust looking for some old shipmates who remember me.
Potthast, StephenMT1(SS)Apr 1988 – Jun 1990Missile
Baumgardt, WalterLTApr 1, 1988 – Sep 1, 1991E / IC / COMMO / DCAI was part of the decommisioning crew, and it was sad to see her cut apart. I remember my time serving on USS Lafayette fondly. Left the Navy shortly after.
Affronte, Michael (Alf)ET2May 1988 – Aug 1991RCLooking to find some old crew, reconnect.
Dalton, BryonMM2(SS)Jun 1988 – Nov 1988Fun ride. Remember the Killer B's, Dunoon, Bluenose, and others.
Grieco, JosephET1(SS)Aug 1988 – Aug 1991Navigation ElectronicsRode her to Decom
Grieco, JoeET1(SS)Aug 1988 – Aug 1991NAV-ETStill have a lot of good memories about the boat, Site 1 and Bremmerton.
Butch, GermainMS2Sep 1988 – Oct 1993Mess DecksI worked a bunch of great guys. Breast France was great.Thanks Del, Pat and Scott
Dancy, KevinRM2Sep 1988 – Nov 1990CommunicationsHey all you salty sailors!
Schwertfeger, DavidMM1/SSOct 6, 1988 – Aug 15, 1991MACHINERY ! ARE THERE OTHERS
Nicholas, GregSK2Dec 1988 – Nov 1989SupplyLooking to reconnect with those I served with onboard Lafayette
Burke, ChristopherIC3 (SS)1989 – Aug 1991ICDecom Crew
Davis, RickLTJG1989 – 1990ReactorGreat crew. We had lots of fun on our route to and at the shipyard.
Fryer, Thomassts3(ss)1989 – 1991SonarDecom Crew
Walter, ScottMS3(SS)1989 – Aug 1991MessThe two plus years on board as part of the Blue crew then as part of Decom crew were a blast!!
Elkins, GeoffreyMM3 (SS)Mar 1989 – Aug 1991A-Gang (is there another?)So many memories from this boat don't know where to start. Nice to see familiar names on this list. MM2 Price my hero and sea dad. Bells, Bodz, Tucci, Strip, LJF, Johnny Morgan- endless watches with my boy Sudds, Rick M,Joey V I still tell our sto
Kinlaw, PhilipIC3Apr 10, 1989 – Sep 20, 1991ICDecomissioned her in WA. Looking back, I had some really good times. Its to bad that when you are there, you let the business of the Navy get in the way.
Garcia, GeorgeSTS3/SSJun 1989 – Oct 1991SonarDid a few patrols out of Danoon and was there till she got cut up. Sad Day! Best boat and crew in the fleet. Those were the best years of my career. Miss the friends I made.
Kneeland, EricSTS3(SS)Nov 1989 – Apr 1991SONAROriginally Blue Crew, then the combined DECOM Crew.
Canter, ThomasEM1(SS)Jan 1, 1991 – Sep 15, 1991E-Div (Nuke)Much enjoyed the short time from Groton to Bremerton.

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