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USS Simon Bolivar (SSBN 641) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Simon Bolivar (SSBN 641). 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 370 crew members registered for the USS Simon Bolivar (SSBN 641).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1978 | 1979 – 1981 | 1982 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Ballard, HowardSTS3(SS)Jan 1, 1979 – Nov 28, 1983Weps
Stokes, ChristopherMS3/SSFeb 1979 – May 1982Blue crew worked under Mr ferraro (ens) best boat in the fleet
Baggott, MichaelMT2/SSFeb 1979 – Oct 31, 1984Missile
Bolger, BillET1 (SS)Mar 1979 – Oct 1981Reactor ControlsRetired in 1995. Living in Huntsville, AL.
Kenney, Michael (Mike)RM3Jun 1, 1979 – Aug 1, 1981Operations
Pierce, JonMMFN(SU) - MM2(SS)Jul 6, 1979 – Mar 15, 1983A-GangerGreat Boat - Super Crewmembers, Fond Memories!!! First Boat & Best Boat. Squat, Lippy, Tip, Dud, Krapata, Gerhart, Skip, Malone, TM Golz, Roger Pierce, Art Townsend, Bobby Miller & many oths all great shipmates/friends
Barlow, PeterIC1Nov 1979 – Apr 1981ICPNSY Gold Crew Daso
Brown, GlennQM2(SS)1980 – 1984Nav/OpsGreat bunch of guys. We shook down the east coast, Portsmouth to Kings Bay and had a great time doing it all.
Giunta, VinceMM3/SS1980 – 1985A-GANGLOVED IT . THINK ABOUT IT OFTEN. BEST A-GANG IN THE FLEET. WILL REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES FOREVER.GO GOLD!
Jennings, EricMS21980 – 1981SupplyGreat memories. Great bunch of guys. Was released Honorable medical. Regretted not changing rating but being 19 at the time, just silly choices. Was hoping to contact Clark Thompson.
Avery, MikeMM1/SSJan 1980 – Oct 1984ELTBest boat in the Navy.
Padgett, JamesET1SSJan 1, 1980 – Mar 1, 1984RCThere was nothing like standing 18-24 SRO watch, Pre Crit 00-04, starup RO, maneuvering watch RO, 12-18 watch RO, only to hit the rack at 1800 and the first fire drill to suck rubber at 2000 on the mess decks, but it was worth it to be able to work with
Irvin, KevinMM2/SSJan 10, 1980 – Sep 16, 1984A-GangThe most talented men I have or will ever know, think about yall alot . Now I live in Texas ,self employed with a pump shop to repair po po pumps fitting for a old A-Ganger Don't you think.
Wilson, Kevin "kj"ET2Jan 20, 1980 – Mar 25, 1984NAVETMy experience on the Simon Bolivar has shaped my life. I grew up so much during those years. When I went to college afterward, I was so much better prepared. I applied much of what I learned as a NAVET to get my Computer Scient degree.
Van Roy, DennisSTS2/SSFeb 1980 – Oct 1984SonarRetired at my 20 year mark and am now a GS (Computer Specialist) for the Department of the Navy...
Grimes, ZackIC2Feb 1, 1980 – Jun 1, 1983Forward IC
Lang, JerryTM3Apr 12, 1980 – May 25, 1981WEAPONSWAS QUITE A RIDE BACK IN THE DAY! YOUTH AH! WELL REMEMBERED.
Graham, JoeMM1May 1980 – Jun 1985ALarry Shyner or Douglas Robinson contact me
Hickman, WilliamYN2Jun 1980 – Mar 1983AdminGreat boat, great crew, great times
Dudley, SteveMM2(SS)Jul 1980 – Apr 1983A-GANGServed on SSBN-641 (BLUE)from 80-83; Henry M. Jackson SSBN-730 (BLUE) from 83-88; Trident Refit Facility 88-92; Gurnard SSN-662 92-95. Retired as an MMC. Glad to have arrived alive!!!
Snyder, BruceMMC(SS)Jul 1980 – 1984AuxiliaryShe was a very good boat. Some of the best people I served with in the Navy. Remember Irvin, Rizzo, Dobson, 'Daddy" Lou(Chief Louthan), and so many more I cann't list them all. Hope the years have been good to all.
Olson, Len "oly"ET-2(SS)Aug 1980 – Jan 1985Nav-OpsThere was a reason she was called "showboat of the fleet". Still have the best friends made on that boat. Where in the world is Keller and C.D. Hughes? Now, I'm a DA. Capt. Johnson helped make that happen.
Culbreath, ErnestPNSN - PN2(SS)Aug 1980 – Feb 1983YN DivisionMy first boat! What n introduction to the Navy and the Submarine Force. Overhaul PNSY to CHS to refits in KBays. Learned a lot from PN1 (Big) Bob Miller). RM Tony Sutton and MS Kevin Josinger off crew room mates..
Joyner, EdwardSTSCS(SS)Aug 1, 1980 – Oct 14, 1984SonarThe best boat and sonar gang in SUBGRU 6. I still have the "wings" Pat Scott made during my innagural flying at PD. Sea state 7 and weaps kept saying "Get me down". Of course I had to reply "NO, I like it here".
McKenzie, D. Scott [doc]HMC (SS)Sep 1980 – Jun 1983Medical RepresentativeFantastic tour of duty. Made chief and earned dolphins same day. Super crew. Great CO and XO - CDR J. B. Johnston and CDR D. Powell. Went on to SUBLANTMEDICAL then to SSN 575. Retired in 91. Currently a school teacher in Virginia Beach, VA.
Lucas, Gregory (Luke), LukeIC1Sep 8, 1980 – Jul 11, 1983ICHad a lot of respect for CO. Johnston. Section 1 was really fun. Rizzo, Braun, Grimes, Giunta, Barlow, Bieber, Vince, KJ, Highsmith,and my very first division officer Mr. Hinkley, I will never forget those guys. We made standing watch fun.
Thompson, Tommy (Fred)EM1Oct 4, 1980 – Sep 11, 1987ElectricalI enjoyed my time. I would like to find out how things turned out for other people.
Robinson, DouglasMM2Nov 29, 1980 – Jul 29, 1984A GangLearned allot about life with crew and great leaders aboard time on Simon Bolivar. Still use Bolivar motto "Without fear; Without Reproach" Retired from Navy in 96. Graduate degree in Management . On "linkedin"
Marcell, RonaldFTB2(SS)Dec 1, 1980 – Oct 28, 1984FTBEveryone remembers their first boat like almost like a first love. There were good times and bad times, but six patrols on the Simon B helped me to come of age in the Navy.
Thompson, MarkSTS1(SS)1981 – 1986Sonar
Braun, JeffFTB2 SS1981 – 1984
Thompson, ClarkMS2/SSMar 1, 1981 – Jun 1, 1986SUPPLYMy first boat, at 18yrs old. Capt. Johnson is an inspiration. Lots of great memories to hold on to. Doc Mckenzie, Chief Baloyne, Cabby, Highsmith, Lt. Ferraro. Great boat, great crew.
Lee, RockieIC2(SS)Apr 1, 1981 – Aug 20, 1984ICFirst of 4 boats, 2 tenders and 1 shore duty. Lot's of GREAT memories. I'd do it all again.
Lyons, TomIC3/SSMay 1981 – Aug 6, 1985ICHAD A GREAT TIME ON THE BOLIVAR. I WAS YOUNG, BUT LEARNED ALOT, AND MADE MANY GREAT FRIENDS. NOW IN COLUMBIA SC AND DOING WELL.
McClellan, JonMT1Jun 1981 – Mar 1988FTB
Mike McClellan, MacIC2SSAug 1981 – May 1983IC3 PATROLS OUT OF KINGS BAY , GOOD BOAT & CREW
Roos, JimE-5/ET2(SS)Aug 1981 – Oct 1984NAVETBest Unit or Command that I served at; Great Crew and Division. Young Men doing a huge job for our Country! Miss you all! Fair Winds and Following Seas.
Dover, EdMM2/SSSep 1, 1981 – Jan 15, 1983A GangEarned my fish on USS Henry L Stimson SSBN 655. Transferred to the Simon B when Stimson went into the yards in 82. Charleston was great in the 80s. I will always be proud of my time aboard Simon B. She was my last ship.
Smith, Lester (Lee)MM1Oct 1981 – Sep 24, 1984MLast sub served on. Remember the people most of all. Hadn't thought about guys in a while. My life is totally different now, believe it or not I'm in the Ministry as a Senior pastor In Hartwell Ga. Best of luck and prayers to you all.
Lingenfelter, DavidMM3/NUKEOct 1981 – Apr 1983EngInjured before I could serve for very long. Worked for Adm. A.J. Baciocco in COMSUBGRU 6 until medical discharge.
Karas, RobertMM1 SSOct 1981 – Jun 1987MM/ELT
Skaggs, Eric / NubSNOct 1981 – Mar 1983Non Designated Striker
Shepherd, KevinMT2/SSOct 1, 1981 – Mar 1, 1984Missile
Warren, RichardMM1Oct 23, 1981 – Oct 30, 1984M&LGood memories, good men
Brown, EdwardYN2(SS)Nov 30, 1981 – Apr 15, 1983AdministrativeQualified during second SSBN deterrent patrol. Attended YN "A" School Apr/May 1983. Served onboard USS Archerfish (SSN 637) from May 1983 to July 1985. Served at COMSUBGRUSIX from Aug 1985 to Aug 1989.

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