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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
Johnston, KurtSTS21982 – 1984SonarWent on to serve with the USS Casimir Pulaski SSBN 633 (Blue) and got out after 6 years (STS1). Served on SURTASS vessels for 11 years and now work with Raytheon on the Aegis weapons system. Hiya there Dennis Vanroy!
Snider, BruceFTB31982 – 1985Weapons
Johnson, LarryEM11982 – 1985Electrical DivisionGreat experience and good times. I'm still working in the Nuc world; power generation this time. Always wondered where my shipmates ended up.
Scott, PatrickSTS2Apr 10, 1982 – Oct 10, 1984SonarHey Fella's-and you know who you are-Has anyone ever to talked to EB Joyner?
Scott, PatrickSTS3Apr 15, 1982 – Oct 1, 1984Weps
Ford, DavidIC3May 1982 – 1984IC DivisionNow living near Moscow, Russia
Terry, ScottSTSJun 1982 – 1984sonarhi i miss the bolivar show boat of com sub gru 6
Johnson, Stanley (Stan)SKC/SSJul 1982 – Jun 1989SUPPLY-SKIts not a mis print. I did seven straight years on the Simon B. Many great memories with some super guys. Great time in the yards in Kittery. Finally retired in 1998,currently working for Boeing at KSC in Florida.
French, NormanET2Sep 1982 – Dec 16, 1986Nav ETWondering how the guys put up with me? Great bunch of guys... Miss the MT division for sure
Russell, DjMM2/SSOct 10, 1982 – Oct 30, 1984OpsThe Bolivar paved the way to a successful career in nuclear power. Today, I only hire Navy Nukes, because I am aware of their desire and dedication. SRO GE BWR-2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and Westinghouse PWR
Loftis, MichaelHM1Nov 2, 1982 – Dec 15, 1983Medical
Franks, Rick profile iconStriker, submarine qualified.Dec 17, 1982 – Sep 16, 1984QuarterMasterSome of the best times in my life have turned out to be on board the USS Simon Bolivar. I was one of the 13 who got busted on the urine test unit sweep when we got to Kings Bay. Worst mistake I made. I'll never forget.
Ochoa, RichFTB21983 – 1986What the hell was up with our XO-that guy was an idiot
Mysinger, MarkIC21983 – 1986ICGreat ride. Had a great division. Fun times in the shipyard.
Taylor, Scottem2ss1983 – 1989E-divGreat time, Great crew, "redrum" for Charlie Fishlips
Thompson, MarkSTS1(SS)Jan 15, 1983 – May 30, 1986Sonar
Dayley, ChrisEM2Apr 1983 – Apr 1987Served as a Nuc EM on the Blue Crew. Did 3 patrols and then to Portsmouth to end my tour. I think about all the guys I served with quit often. Absolutely the best bunch of guys. I could call all a freind. I will always miss the camaraderie.
Wayner, EdYN2May 13, 1983 – Dec 12, 1986AdminServed 3 patrols on the Blue Crew out of Kings Bay, GA then went to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard until I left active duty in 1986. Moved to Texas, stayed in Reserves for 19 years until I retired in 2005.
Connelly, DanE-6Jun 1983 – Sep 1989AuxiliaryWithout Fear Without Reproach, without a doubt the best tour of duty in the fleet
Rearer, TomLTJun 23, 1983 – Dec 31, 1987Weapons
Delaney, TedET1SSSep 9, 1983 – Oct 27, 1989RCMy one and only boat. I worked for the best chief in the Navy under McNinch. Worked with the best bunch of guys, Jackque, Jymm & Lindy. Had two of the best throttlemen next to me, Gene (Gene the dancing machine) Perkinson and Victor Lamoyne Jackson.
Colegrove, ChuckMM1/SSNov 1983 – Oct 1986m
Loftis, Mike (Doc)HMCDec 1, 1983 – Dec 1, 1984MedicalFond memories - made Chief and earned my dolphins - it was great tour - one I'll never forget
Plaunty, WilliamE41984 – 1987A Gang
West, PerryMT3/SSJan 1984 – May 1984MissleGreat experience, I received my Dolphins with the Blue crew.
Harper, JohnQM3(SS)Jan 1, 1984 – Sep 7, 1987QUARTERMASTERI WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SHORTY SMITH, CHRIS BRIGGS OR JAMES SZABO
Jon, LingerfeltMM3Mar 1984 – Nov 2, 1987AuxiliaryBest bunch of guys I ever worked with.
Jon, LingerfeltMM3Mar 1984 – Nov 1987AuxiliaryBest bunch of guys I ever worked with.
Pettigrew, DaveMM3/SSMar 1984 – Sep 1987a-gang
Braman, Royce  NEWMT2SSMay 30, 1984 – Dec 15, 1989Weapons
Kutz, TommyMT2/SSJun 1984 – Feb 1989MissileSome of the greatest learning experiences of my life. Had the best people to work with and around who helped shape my life. Remember the softball days well and the Shipyard
Miller, DonMM1/SS (ELT)Jul 17, 1984 – Jul 12, 1988RadconMemories of this time have good and bad connotations. Overall a very positive influence on my life.
Cahill, BillRM2(SS)Nov 1, 1984 – Dec 15, 1984OPSI didn't walk onto this ship but was instead lowered onto it from a helo. Completely missing the first time and was drug up the side and relowered onboard to support a medivac. Will never forget this patrol, crew or experience.
Woods, RobertMM2/SS1985 – 1989a
Woods, Robertmm2/ss1985 – 1989AuxillaryWas on the Sub in the shipyard in Portsmouth, NH. Worked with a lot of really great guys during my time aboard.
Warley, PatrickSTS3 (SS)Jul 1, 1985 – Aug 10, 1987SonarHad some good times Back home in England
Lewis, EricFTB 2(SS)Aug 1985 – Dec 1989FTB / WEAPONSBolivar was a great boat with a great crew. Many Bolivar Sailors were very successful in their careers as all of you were a significant part of ending the cold war! 2007 and I am still serving in the Reserves as ISC at USSOUTHCOM.
Ostrander, JayMM1/SS1986 – 1990MFirst boat - favorite command
Lester, EdMT3/SS1986 – 1991MissileSorry I was a jerk. Got my ASN/Rn Degree. Attended Rush Medical School for BSN. Now a practicing Nurse Anesthetist CRNA.
Davis, JoelSTS11986 – 1990SonarRecruiting duty in Daytona Beach from 1990-1993, now working as registered respiratory therapist in Atlanta. Would love to hear from any shipmates!
Elmore, DavidMT21986 – 1991MissleGood memories with a great bunch of guys.
Horton, Philllip profile iconMT2 (SS)1986 – 1990MissileHello Everyone. Hope you are doing well.
Spangler, HayesMT2(SS)Jan 1986 – Oct 1990Missile
Wymer, PaulFTB2/SSJan 20, 1986 – Dec 19, 1989FTBHello All, Glad to see so many old shipmates in our crew list. I'm still on active duty out in Washington State.The Simon "B" was a great boat with a great tradition.All of you can be proud that you all were part of that. Take Care.
Hughes, Robert "rob The Slob"MTCS(SS)Feb 1986 – Jun 1990MTOutstanding boat. Outstanding crew. Best MT gang I ever had. Irv Blankenship, Jimmy Williams and Randy Burgess had a lot to do with that. Hope everyone is well.
Finley, DavidMM3Feb 1986 – Feb 1989A-gangFrom Portsmouth Shipyard to Charleston, SC to Kings Bay, GA
Wilburn, TerryMM1Feb 4, 1986 – Oct 28, 1988M (ELT)Autec was a blast; Ft. Lauderdale even better!!
Hunter, DuaneMS2(SS)Mar 1986 – Jun 1990MSMy first boat, great crew
Smith, GerryMT2/SSMar 1, 1986 – Sep 1, 1989MissileHey fellas! After Bolivar, went to Bangor on the HMJ. Got out in 92. Did time as a network admin, computer programmer, and Realtor. Got bored, so now am a career Fire Captain on the fire department in my old home town.
Hoots, Ray / HooterSTS2(SS)Apr 1986 – Jun 1990SonarI have good memories of my service onboard. I wish that I could have kept in touch with my comrades. Drop me an email, rayhoots@yadtel.net.
Miller, Glenn/woodstockMM2/SSApr 10, 1986 – Jun 1, 1991AThe best boat in the fleet! We have reunions every two years please join us for the next one in 2008 tentatively scheduled for Las Vegas
Bowman, DavidMT2(SS)Jun 14, 1986 – Jun 20, 1990Missile DivisionI have been in touch with my very first Chief in the Navy, MTC Eddie Powers. I am on Facebook if anyone want to find me. Gerry Smith - Find me! I am now a MACM bound for Mayport.
Duell, WilliamET2Jul 1986 – Aug 1990DeckDid my time as a non des and then went to SWSE A, then became a SINS Tech. Went to FS Key as my 2nd boat, and then back to DamNeck for instrucor duty. Got out in January of 94. Am now a technician in a galvanizing plant in Pennyslvania.
Johnson, AlvinFTCM(SS)Jul 1986 – Jun 1990Chief of the BoatCame on Board during the Yard and stayed until June of 1990 Great ture on board
Deluna, ThomasMM1Jul 1, 1986 – Jul 1, 1991MachineryGreat bunch of guys.
Walker, ToddEM 1 (SS)Aug 1986 – 1989ElectricalHello to all my shipmates. Would love to get in touch with some of you guys. Got out in '92, after 3 yrs. as instructor @ MTS in Charleston...moved back home to Alabama...am a full-time pastor. Ted, where's Vic or Gene?
Wells(dreyer), RobertTM3SSAug 1986 – Sep 1989TorpedoHello everyone, you remember me most for being part of the duty van shooters. The Bolivar was my one and only Sub duty. I won'e ever forget the good and bad times lucky there was more good then bad. Son has even joined the navy now.
Hansen, Mark profile iconMM2Aug 10, 1986 – Jan 7, 1988ELT
Gillett, ChrisIC1(SS)Sep 29, 1986 – Sep 2, 1990ICAwesome Times / Fantastic Crew
Maule, Sam MauleET2Dec 10, 1986 – Aug 10, 1991Nav ETLooking back was a great time in my life. Served with a great bunch of guys.

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