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USS Nathan Hale (SSBN 623) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Nathan Hale (SSBN 623). 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 387 crew members registered for the USS Nathan Hale (SSBN 623).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1964 | 1965 – 1968 | 1969 – 1970 | 1971 – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – now

Corley, SteveRM21975 – 1977OpsMade 3 patrols, will always be proud.
Giles, JohnEM2(SS)1975 – 1977E
Ruckman, JosephQM21975 – Jul 1978Quartermaster
Cooper, KenMM21975 – Jul 1978Machinist
Eison, CharlieET1 SSJan 1975 – Apr 1976NAVET
Meyer, ChuckMM1(SS)Jan 1975 – Oct 1978M
Hacia, AndySTSC(SS)Jan 5, 1975 – Jul 1981SonarSplit tour; went to C-school & rtrn. E-4 to 6. Thx to my shipmates who helped me qualify & Mr. Crist for the 4-day walk-though! Anybody remember "The Fox & The Hound?" Thx Capt Coulter, Jeff Parrish. Take care guys.
Evans, JeffreyMM2/SS NUCLEARMar 1975 – Sep 1978Nuclear Propultion (Nuclear)
Lewin, BobMM2/SSMar 1975 – Feb 1980A-Gang
Meinhardt, Michael D.MTMay 1975 – May 1979Missile
Primm, GlennQM2 (SS)Aug 1975 – May 1979Navigation/Quartermaster4 years, 9 patrols, and over 100,000 miles, boys! Believe me, I counted every one. Come visit me at: or
Stank, EdMMC(SS)Aug 10, 1975 – Apr 10, 1979Auxiliary
Stank, EdMMCAug 15, 1975 –AFirst boat as a CPO and boy did I hit the jackpot. Great crew and Wardroom and CPO quarters. Best boat I ever served on even though I am a fast attack sailor by nature.
Bessler, MichaelSK3 SSSep 1975 – Dec 1977Supply
Cormier, Alvin (Al)ETN2Sep 1975 – Jul 1978NAVETHonest guys! I wasn't trying to get out of a patrol. I really was sick :o) And, Don, I'm still alive...
Kopczynski, DonMS3(SS)Sep 1975 – May 1979Supply/Food ServiceMost memorable time of my career. Best crew I ever served with. Refits in Holy Loch (Best Fish n' Chips, miss um). Port calls to Cape Canaveral, Ft. Lauderdale, Faslane.
Weissert, DonET1Oct 10, 1975 – Sep 4, 1978NAVETCurrently living on southern Oregon coast.
Shannon, PerryE-6Oct 12, 1975 – May 8, 1979supplygreat time the best was discharged from navy June 15,1987 served on four Subs. Joined the U S dept of Justice in Sept 1988 Retired in March 2012. Would love to hear from Chad Phelps USS Nathan Hale SSBN623
Reed, MiloFTB-2 (SS)Oct 15, 1975 – Jul 28, 1978WeaponsRemember Puckett sleeping with a baseball bat? And the sorry nukes that tried to grease him because of his statement?
Thompson, BobE61976 – 1978Reactor OperatorEnjoyed a good couple years with a great crew. Didn't see much of the world except Scotland, but it was nice there. Great homeport of Charleston SC.
Ballard, RoyRM3Jan 1, 1976 – Sep 15, 1977Radio
Crews, JimMM1(SS)Feb 14, 1976 – Feb 14,
Crews, Jim (Grits)MM1(SS)Feb 14, 1976 – Feb 14, 1979Served with Gary Penne, Ron Nelson, Mike Hupp, Mike Hickman, Jack Chantry, Owen K. Wheeler, Mike Price, Steve Matern, Fred Bohnet, MMC(SS) Darbyshire, Dave Eaton, CO was Adkins, Eng was Ganthner and Needham, M-Div Ensign Turner and Poppy
Carignan, Joseph (Joe)MM!Mar 1976 – May 1978Machinist ELTA great crew.. Jay Cohen was a great leader to his men
Adams, DaveEM1Mar 1976 – Mar 1980ElectricalJanuary 2015, It has been a very long time since I left the boat. My time on board shaped me in many ways. I no longer remember the tough times but I do cherish the good times. I am thankful to have been part of the crew
Alligood, CliffSKC(SS)/ENSJul 15, 1976 – Sep 20, 1977SupplyGreat experience,great crew, great ship. Unique for me serving one patrol as a Chief and the next patrol as an Ensign.
Woodley, FredIC1(SS)Aug 30, 1976 – Jun 22, 1980ICAll of the Great shipmates, SS Quals and all of the Hard work to keep our minds off home. Great ships parties and the best food on the planet . Did We do Faslane up right or what?
Morawiec, StevenETN2(SS)Oct 1976 – Jan 1980NAVET
Williams, Mark (Willy)IC/2Nov 29, 1976 – Jan 29, 1980ICJonesy did pick out the Movies
Thorsten, John (Doc)HMC1977 – 1980MFirst boat, great crew, great support from the "salts", won't ever forget it.
Stevens, Mark/ RabbitMM1/SSJan 1977 – Sep 1978
Johnson, William D (Jr)MT 2 SSMar 1977 – Nov 5, 1981missleHope to hear from members of the Blue Crew .During this time. JR
Kruzensk, Bernard (Krunch)QM Mar 1977 – Mar 1985QMEnjoyed every moment, Went from here to ComSubPac Pearl Harbor HI, Then USS Puffer SSN-652, Retired from recruiting in 1995 . Still working though. I have some great memories some of the best Screamin Dave Middleton, and the best CR Lindell
Arnold, DeanSTS2/SSMar 1, 1977 – Dec 10, 1979Sonar GangAn amazing experience working with a gifted crew of professionals during a challenging and remarkable period in our history.
Huebbe, BryonMM1May 1977 – Jul 1983A GANG
Randal, RandyFTB1/SSMay 1977 – Sep 1981WeaponsSome of my best and closet friends were my friends from the Navy.
Gaston, RonEM1SSJul 1977 – Aug 1981One heck of a crew and many life long learning experiences. I am continuing my career in nuclear power at the Fermi Nuclear Plant.
Brock, RonMM1 NukeJul 1977 – Jul 1981M-DIVHad some great times and met alot of great guys.
Gaston, Ron Gaston profile iconEM-1st ClassAug 1977 – Sep 1981E-Division
Woomer, PatrickET1 (SS)Sep 1977 – Jun 1980RC
Romig, TerryMM1 (SS)Oct 1977 – Mar 1981Aux. I had two brothers on the Hale also, MT Tom and TM Glen. I was there when we lost the Capt. over the side during a helo-vac when Steve Canfield and I could not open the capsule loading hatch, was caught on the superstructure. In KS now.
Farnsworth, TomMS2(SS)Nov 15, 1977 – Mar 15, 1983MS DivisionLooking over the names and comments brings back a flood of memories. Were we really that young in those ports? I ended up doing 30 years. I made Master Chief in 01. I keep in touch with RM2(SS) Jim Rickard.

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