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USS Proteus (AS 19) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Proteus (AS 19). 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 1270 crew members registered for the USS Proteus (AS 19).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1945 | 1946 – 1960 | 1961 – 1962 | 1963 – 1964 | 1965 – 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1975 | 1976 – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Schell, KennethET31972 – 1974Loved my time on board.Yard in Vallejo real eye-opener. Cruise to Guam via Hawaii, Sidney was the greatest adventure in my life. Loved Guam and would like to return. Worked in welding shop (even though I was an ET! Go Figure!) Contacts welcome.
Smith, Robert (Schmiteye)MM31972 – 1973DeckI was only aboard a short while during the overhaul at Mare Island while awaiting Nuke school. Between 1974 and 1978 I visited several times while assigned to SSBN601 and SSBN608.
Gallant, JosephE31972 – 1974Ships Armory
Baltazar, AlanHT11972 – 19743M Coor.Vents and Voids Div. during overhaul at Mare Island
Brown, RonnieE-31972 –Engineman
Stanley, MikeDK31972 – 1974PAYROLLEnjoyed my time on the old Pro. Great friends and good times mostly.. Golden Shellback not so much. No love from the Guamanians that i can remember. Played on the ships football & baseball team.. and paid you guys..
Compagno, JoeET2Jan 1972 – Jan 1974R4 Antenna ShopRepaired Electronic Warfare equiptment (WLR1C)
Wallacker, LeeMRFNFeb 1972 – Jan 1973R-2 Machine ShopFirst duty station out of MR "A" school. Ship was at Mare Island. Made the transit to Guam. Became Golden Shellback. Some poor guy had his Olds convertible dropped on the pier in Guam. Swapped to Hunley for trip to PSNY.
Heesen, DonMM3Mar 1972 – Jun 1972DeckTAD waiting for Nuke School start, in the yard, Vallejo,CA. W/ Mike Dunbar(Medfored,OR), Bob Hamilton(married Dunbar's smokin' hot lil' sister), and Mike thanks for 1st buzz Lawler(Santa Rosa,CA). Hope all is well w/you guys.
Schindler, RichardETN3Mar 30, 1972 – Dec 20, 1973R-4Times were tough on the Proteus, but it helped me grow up. Chief Patrick, how did you ever put up with me? Kerry Schaffer, good to see you still kicking! Thanks you guys, for my first hard lessons in leadership!
Grubbs, ChuckE5/EN2Apr 1972 – Apr 1974Shop 38, R-5 and M-Div (Aft Eng Rm)
Danley, DennisCplApr 1972 – 1974Marine DetachmentI served on the Proteus from 72-74. My time on board will never be forgotten. The Island was beautiful. I truly enjoyed life aboard ship. Time spent in Australia and Hawaii were great. Lots of sailor friends.
Jay, StevenPNSNApr 15, 1972 – Mar 29, 1973Personnel office / Chaplain's office / Librariandiscovered photography while only on Guam for 3 weeks. Bought a Minolta SR101 in the ship's store and the rest is history. Crossing the equator was bad. Need a Proteus cap, where can I get one?
Rheaume, RichardEM3May 1972 – Aug 1972DeckAnother TAD waiting for NUC School @ Mare Island. The time I was aboard the ship was in dry dock. Stood watches, chipped a lot of paint but was a good way to be indoctrinated into the Navy. I will never forget it.
Darwin, TedSeamenMay 1972 – 1974Deck DivisonGiving a shout out to all of my brothers on the Proteus stationed in Guam....Texas Derrick where are you?? Chicago Kenny where are you?? Eugene where are you??? Holler back!!!
Morton, Harry (Benny) , IITM2Jun 1972 – 1973Weapon'sLoved the ship and our voyage to Pearl where we blew a boiler and then on to Austrailia for two weeks and on to Guam. Golden Shellback ceremonies were something else...scared the heck outa me!
Brooks, JimmieWO1; CWO2Jun 1972 – Mar 1975PersonnelProteus was my first command after my appointment as a Warrant Officer
Atkinson, JohnFNJun 1972 – Apr 1974Engineering
Bader, ClaudeMT2Jun 1972 – Sep 1975W4
Weidinger, Steve (Wingdinger)HM1Jul 1972 – Aug 1974HMemorable trip from Mare island to Guam. Many friends. Great time on Guam!
Hammond, DavidSH3Aug 1972 – Mar 1974SupplyOperated vending machines. Played on the ships football team. Someone write. Loved the time we spent in Sydney. I will never forget the shellback initiation. Someone write.
Conner, PhilDP3Aug 1972 – Apr 1974Data ProcessingI'll never forget the times in Mare Island, my first trip to Hawaii, Sydney (we put our phone number on the ship for the girls...did not go over well with the locals). Guam was an adventure.
Shaffer, Kerry "Shaf"ETN3Aug 25, 1972 – Sep 30, 1973R-4 Cal Lab & Antenna Shop. Remember Andy's Hut, Living off ship with Schindler,& Dino. Having fresh chicken ( caught in the yard) on the grill.
Milmine, ArthurSH3Sep 15, 1972 – Sep 24, 1974S3 supply Iwork in the officer barbershop my boss was a SH1 john i for got his last name his home is in INARAJAN he work in the ship store
Van Hoose, RonCPLOct 1972 – Jul 24, 1974us marine detachmentlike to hear from all people who had a great time on the proteus. worked a lot of hours on the supply of the subs,, like the trip to pearl and sidney, then to guam, . the glassey waters near the golden shellback , to the waves higher than the ship
Baird, MalcolmFTB2(SS)Oct 1, 1972 – Dec 1, 1974Fire Control ShopArrived a couple weeks before departing Mare Island NSY for Guam via Hawaii and Sidney. Enjoyed my two years on Guam surfing, sailing and scuba diving and classes at the University of Guam.
Bowerman, GrantQMSNOct 5, 1972 – Sep 10, 1973Nav/OpsCame aboard at Mare Island, sailed to Pearl, Sydney, a late night stop in Brisbane to let off a stowaway, and then on to Guam. Loved the island and the WWII history everywhere. The Golden Shellback initiation was unreal.
Weber, JohnYN3Nov 1972 – Dec 17, 1975R-4 - SUBRON 15 - WEPS - ENGWhat a first tour. Great ship and great experience. Met some great people. Would like to hear from any of them.
Misonznick, RoyETN 3Nov 1972 – 1973R4 electronics repairI also worked at the special services sailboat dock (fire coral) pushing sunfish sailboats out and retrieving them. As a motorcyclist I also remember Guams 3 seasons (frog, coconut crab and flying termites) which made for interesting rides
Eugene, AlENNov 1972 – Mar 1974BOAT SHOP, A-GANGBOARDED SHIP IN PEARL HARBOR, THEN CRUISED TO SYDNEY BEFORE DOCKING IN PROTEUS POINT GUAM. ANY BROTHERS OUT THERE?
Gile, RickDTNov 3, 1972 – Nov 3, 1972Dental DepartmentI remeber going on a shake down cruise and having a burial at sea. Then headed to Hawaii and Sydney, then on to Guam. Someone snuck a girl on board in Sydney and was taking her to Guam and get married.
Dick, LarryETN3Nov 3, 1972 – Mar 12, 1973Personnel
Olson, Doug "Oly"ftb 3Nov 17, 1972 – Nov 9, 1976W2Reported aboard day before left the yards, Crossing the equator/golden shellback. Weapons Tech library and QA. #71 on football team 4 years. Tent city. supper typhone pamela. Left island day after tv returned
Lamont, DavidEM3Dec 1972 – Apr 1974R-3 - Repair and W-4 - Missle Handling ShopI'll never forget the boiler explosion my first night aboard in Pearl Harbor, and maintaining the missle handling crane.
Lamont, DavidEM3Dec 1972 – Apr 1974W-4Missile Handling Shop. Worked on Polaris Missile Handling crane.
Mauch, MichaelPH2Dec 1972 – Dec 1973Photo LabCaught the PRO in Pearl Harbor after reporting to Mare Island and she had left port early. Loved my time on Guam and the trip to Sydney was great. Wrote articles and took photos for the ships newsletter.
Ault, CharlesE41973 – 1977
Thomas, RobertFIREMAN1973 – May 25, 1975BoatshopPetty officer Hammond was in charge at that time. Looking for people who was there at that time.
Mitchell, DavidEN2Feb 1973 – May 1974X-38AGuam for an 18 year old was quite a shock. Mid Pacific Model Railroad Club was fun and kept me busy. How small is this world? One of my best friends was a crew member from 1968 to 1972. Our kids grew up together.
Chappell, RoyE5Feb 1973 – Aug 1976oil king shack/ boiler roomSpent 3 1/2 years on board the Proteus. Met and worked with some great guys. Terry, Kurt, Alan Rumbaugh, Andy Anderson.
Thornton, StevenRM3Mar 1973 – Jun 1974COMM DIVHad a great time on the Proteus. Would like to hear from old shipmates who remember me.
Earls, DouglasRM3Mar 28, 1973 – Jun 10, 1974OperationsHad some great times and met some great people on the Proteus
Casey, Lawrence (Larry)BMApr 14, 1973 – Jul 17, 1974DECK APEI AMSO GLAD I LEFT THAT OILER IN HAWAII AND WENT TO GUAM, MET A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE AND HOOKERS THERE. REMEMBER KOREAN VILLAGE AND BARE ASS BEACH???????? ANYONE KNOW WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO CHIEF CASTRO, FAMILY CRUISES ECT.
Roth, Loren (Doughboy)MS3May 1973 – Nov 1976SUPPLYREMEMBER THE SUB THAT HIT ANOTHER SUB, REMEMBER RECEIVING THE "E" SUPPLY AWARD, REMEMBER ONLY BEING TO SEA FOR ONE FAMILY DAY CRUISE AND ONE WEEKEND DUE TO TYPHOON, ONLY SEA TIME AND ONLY SHIP I SERVED ON. FOUR YRS.
Northey, KentET3May 15, 1973 – Aug 15, 1973R4
Ault, CharlesE4Jun 25, 1973 – Mar 29, 1977
Violette, JohnMT1Jun 27, 1973 – Oct 25, 1975W-4Second tour...went aboard at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco (what a friggin' mess) then back to Guam via Pearl Harbor and Sidney Australia Guam sure different this time than from the 60's
Plaisance, Etienne (Paul) profile iconRM3Jul 10, 1973 – Jan 11, 1975Communications
Plaisance, PaulRMSA - RM3Aug 1973 – Apr 0005OPS/COMMSA wonderful experience for a dumb, young kid. Beautiful island, fond memories, great shipmates, great snorkling...............
Sappington, RobertRM2Sep 1973 – Nov 1974CommsProteus was a unique experience. I made a lot of friends. I've been in contact with Steve Thorton, Doug Earls and just recently made contact with Dave Plotner. I hope I can get in touch with some more shipmates.
Jack, RiedleETR3Oct 1973 – Apr 1977R4I thought I would hate Guam, but met some locals and enjoyed the island.
Albert Kagler, KagE2Oct 10, 1973 – Oct 15, 1974SK/RMStarted out working as storekeeper and struck for Radioman. What an experience in Guam at 17.

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