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USS Ray (SSN 653) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Ray (SSN 653). 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 86 crew members registered for the USS Ray (SSN 653).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1977 | 1978 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Hardin, William (Bill)MM1/SS LELT1978 – 1980MRemember Lt. Moose? What a Richard. We were a good crew with shackels on one leg due to Captain Dunsel (Charlie Tuna).
Hutchison, George (Hutch)MM11978 – 1979A-GangI was only aboard for one year, but what a year!
Dan, BoyleET3/ESM1978 – 1979OpsI couldn't stay as long as I wanted, but it was still one of the best times of my life.
Potts, DocHM2-HM1(SS)Feb 1978 – Jun 1981MedicalThis was my qualification boat
Gregoire, GeorgeMM1 SS1980 – 1983A
Harris, KennethSTS2/SSMar 15, 1980 – Sep 15, 1982Sonar
Morgan, DannyE3Jun 10, 1980 – May 17, 1984quartermaster
Roberts, BillFTGNov 1980 – Aug 1983Fire ControlBob Holy - what an LCPO! LT Don Timms - Navigator hiding his smoking from Charlie Tuna. Bob Buehl on guitar and me with my banjo. Jim Williams, the red-headed wonder! Somebody stole Ransdell's rack! BUF the ICman!
Tidwell, David (Opie)EM1/SSMar 20, 1981 – May 29, 1985Electrical
Jones, John (Jonesy)STS1(SS)Apr 1981 – Aug 1986Sonar
Thompson, MikeRM1[ss]Aug 1981 – Sep 1985communications
Williams, James (Willie)FTG1/SSOct 1981 – Feb 1985FireControl
Osborn, Ed (Ozzy)MM2/SSNov 1981 – Aug 1987
Underwood, Jeff "Underpuppy"QM2/SSJan 1982 – 1985There ain't no slack in Fast Attack!! E-Mail me.
Hall, CarneyTM3/SSSep 6, 1982 – Sep 6, 1986Torpedo
Cox, RobertMM2/SSDec 29, 1982 – Mar 13, 1986M
Roberts, James. Kevinmm3Apr 10, 1983 – Oct 15, 1989auxilliaryLookin for Anyone onboard during that time and all my mm shipmates. Nathan shropshire. Smitty. Etc
Null, JimEMCM(SS)Aug 1983 – Jan 1986Chief of the Boat I would love to see some of the survivors of that time. jnull1@sc.rr.com I have been thinking about my tour as Chief of the Boat. I did my best considering CO SJ & XO JH. I tried to protect the crew and failed.
Eubank, TroyET1 SSSep 4, 1983 – Jun 16, 1987RC
Roberts, SamET/5 SSNov 1, 1983 – Nov 1, 1986ETWhere is everybody
Berry, RoyMMCS(SS)Jan 15, 1984 – Jan 15, 1986Machinery and EDEAHard yard period but a good bunch, hard fast attack bunch, I made 27 years, heard you had a bad northern run, should have purchased that R-12 tester, hope all are well.
MacAtantan, DarrylEM2Jul 7, 1984 – Jul 24, 1987ELECTRICAL
Newman, Russell (Buck)MM2/SS1985 – Mar 25, 1988AuxiliaryMy time on the Ray was one of the best times in my life. I would give almost anything to be able to serve again with so many fantastic men. Thank you all for so many memories.
Foster, RichardSTS2(SS)Jan 1, 1985 – Aug 25, 1987Weapons
Bernhartd, KeithEM2Jan 9, 1985 – May 1989E-DivisionMy first boat. Good times. Married my wife I still have today while on this boat, over 32 years ago.
Parker, Dennis DioET1(ss)Jan 12, 1985 – May 22, 1987RC - Reactor ControlsReported after RAY overhaul of 1983-1984. Promoted ET2 to ET1. ICEX-86, North Pole 5/6/86, Northern Wedding-86, Tomahawk TLAM & TLAM-N trials. Puerto Rico x2, St. Croix x2, Scotland x2, England.
Coleman, JefferyMsc/ssMar 5, 1985 – Jun 7, 1989Supply msCaptain. Lawless ya out there also Kevin Roberts you use to live right down the street from me. Where's Jimmy Gates or Dave fish looking forward to hearing from some of you. Jeffery Morgan you said Kenny Chesney was gonn
Trahan, ChuckCdrOct 1985 – Jun 1988XO
Grant, StuartMM2/SSOct 15, 1985 – May 15, 1989Aretired in 2004.
Gamble, ChrisTM2/SSJul 1986 – Sep 30, 1988Weapons
Salas, HenryMM2(SS)Aug 1986 – Dec 1988A-Gang
Weis, RobertQM2/SS1987 – Dec 1990
Byers, ChuckMM1(SS)1987 – 1991A-Div
Azevedo, DougETCS/SSMar 1, 1987 – Jun 1, 1990OPS/NAVGreat to See Everyone last weekend (21 AUG 10). Thank you guys, Doug, Mike, Stu, Henry, Brian, and Chris, for the suprise visit, love you guys.
Stephen, St. LaurentET2Apr 2, 1987 – Mar 30, 1990Electronics Technician Forward
Mullin, DrewLTApr 4, 1988 – Nov 15, 1990SupplyGreetings, all. After 25+ years I still have some vivid memories of the Mighty Ray, some better than others. Glad I had the opportunity to serve with you. Hope life is treating you well. Take care, Chop
Seay, William (Doc)HMJun 20, 1988 – Feb 2, 1992MedicalWhat a life... Did not know how good I had it. What a great time.
Sester, MatthewRM2Apr 1, 1989 – Apr 18, 1992RMStill in the Navy, Although left the Sub service in 92. Currently at Special Boat Team Twelve Coronado CA and I'm not getting out until they kick me out.
Crilley, Paul (Crillmonster) profile iconEM1/SSJun 1989 – Nov 1990Nuclear Electrician
Van Remmen II, RichardQMSNSep 1989 – Jul 1990QuarterMasterAssigned just before Hurricane Hugo. Survived the 89-90 Med run...Also known as the 'Cancelled Port Tour'. Hello to all who may remember me.
Lamb, BillMM1(SS)Sep 1990 – Apr 1993M
Mook, DonaldEMCMSep 1990 – Oct 1992EDEAOperation Desert Storm, Great Northern run, clean sweep.
Schneider, JohnMM3/SSDec 1, 1991 – Apr 2, 1993A-GangerI'm always looking to talk to old shipmates. E-mail me and let me know how you are doing.
Bussard, Dusty (Buzz)RM3Feb 1992 – Oct 1992RadioStill in the Navy, still on submarines.
Adkins, HerbertSK2Apr 1, 1992 – Jan 15, 1993SK
Smedley, JonETCMApr 1, 1998 – Oct 10, 1999DISPLAY

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