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USS Lapon (SSN 661) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Lapon (SSN 661). 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 85 crew members registered for the USS Lapon (SSN 661).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1975 | 1976 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Young, MarkQM20000 – Dec 10, 1984NAVBEST 4 YEARS OF MY LIFE ALSO, MISS ALL MY FRIENDS
Hess, FredMM1(SS)1967 – 1970Plank Owner
Noonan, James - JayRm3 ss1967 – 1969RadioRetired from the State of Delaware in communications.
Mitchell, PeteRM2SS1967 – 1970Comm RadioGreat time. Plank Owner. Just a kid. Worked for the BEST RMCS Billy Burchell, and the BEST Capt. Mack. What a time to serve.
Thompson, WilliamLTJan 1967 – Aug 1970WEPSWe did our share. Visit www.usslapon.com
Zieverink, RaymondSTS2 (SS)Jan 1967 – Jan 1970SonarPlank Owner
Jones, SteveQM 2 (SS)Jan 2, 1967 – Jan 1, 1970NavigationPlank owner lived in Newport News with Nick and Mo. Until we went to sea served with a great bunch of guys transferred to Sirago SS 485 to serve out enlistment prior to going back to college. 843-206-4094 Lake Toxaway.
Petterson, ChuckMM1(SS)Feb 23, 1967 – Oct 1, 1971MPlankowner
Brecht, Dalests3 (ss)Mar 8, 1967 – Apr 5, 1970sonarjust wanted to see if anybody remembered me
Dawson, MillardFTG1Oct 1967 – Jun 1969Firecontrol
Johnson, Jamessts1Feb 1968 – Feb 1974sonar
Baker, ThomasSTS 2 SSMar 1, 1968 – Mar 1, 1971Sonar
MacDonald, LeoET1Apr 1968 – Oct 1972RCImpressed and trained by the Commissioning Crew. That level of knowledge in the plant formed the basis for the rest of my career - thanks guys. The first boat is always the best – especially with Capt. Mach and this crew.
Corey, Richard, "Dick", "Rich"IC3(SS)Aug 1968 – Dec 1971Chief Duck was determined to make me a MMI would do it again in a heartbeat.......
Bolling, DonnieTMCS (SS)Sep 1968 – Aug 1971Executive (COB)Serving as COB under Capt. Whitey Mack & XO Charles Brickell & with an outstanding Weps. Off. Bill Thompson alongside an all-star crew selected by the Captain was indeed a pleasure & adventure at the same time!
Archibald, JohnSTS1 (SS/DV)1970 – 1974Sonar
Dorn, DavidETR2 (SS)Nov 17, 1970 – Feb 28, 1974Forward ElectronicsHad a great time while on board. I have never been around a greater group of guys. I ended up retiring from the US Army (imagine that) in 1996 as a sfc (E7). I am now a member of Subvets & American Legion
White, James (Whitey)MM31971 – Sep 1974A GANG
Edward J. McCarthy, CharlieSKC(SS)Jan 4, 1971 – Jan 16, 1977Supply DepartmentMy first submarine duty, but not my last. Was a workhorse of the fleet. Seemed like we were never home. Met some of the greatest sailors im my 27 year career (20 yrs) on submarine duty. Treasurer of USS LAPON ASSN.
Jim, NortonMMC (SS)Apr 1971 – Jul 1973
Bou, Jose [bo]MM3 [SS]May 20, 1971 – Oct 23, 1974A - GANGMY DUTY ON BOARD WAS THE BEST EXPERIENCE I'VE EVER HAD. IT SEEMED THAT WE WERE ALWAYS OUT TO SEA. I BELIEVE THE CREW WAS THE BEST THE SUBMARINE SERVICE HAD. WHO WERE DEDICATED TO GETTING THE JOB DONE.I'M VERY PROUD .
Cobb, GregMM1 SSAug 1, 1971 – Sep 5, 1974M Div.Check in with the Engine Room first then with the Yoeman. My first LPO was Author Hoag. Chief Bing was the MDiv CPO. Alot of good friends were made on this boat.
Nitschke, RandallSTS21972 – 1974
Sabin, James/jim profile iconEM2(SS)Jan 3, 1972 – Sep 21, 1973EI sure didn't want to give LTjg Cadlick back his mattress before I left the boat to go back to the states for separation. I really enjoyed serving with my fellow crew members.
Thornton, RobertEM1 (SS)Feb 1972 – May 1978EBest and worst times of my life. I was happy to make EM1 because my cleaning assignment went from the bilge in AMS2 to the deckplates. I hated working on the CoH2 scrubber. I loved the crew. We were a great team.
Earley, Johnmsi ssJul 10, 1972 – Jul 8, 1978supply
Hinkson, Harold/ Horrible HaroldMM3Sep 4, 1972 – Jun 1976A Gang2 Mediteranian runs. I was machinest mate in A gang but not very good at it. After discharge went into nursing where my strengths really were but I love my time on Lapon. I was too young to fully appreciate it.
Ashley, ThomasMM1(SS)Dec 24, 1972 – Aug 18, 1976MCame aboard during a movie marathon on Christmas eve. Bobby Dunn had me in dungarees swapping spool pieces in minutes. Became Leading ELT in a great crew, ship's diver and two Med runs before overhaul and refuel.
Rickards, ReeseQM3 (SS)Dec 28, 1972 – Jul 1, 1976NavigationCheck out the Lapon Memorial at www.usslapon.com The boats sail is now on display at an American Legion post in Springfield Missouri.
McDaniel, Tillman (Mac)Jan 1, 1973 – Jan 12, 1974IC
Talbot, JohnSTS2Mar 15, 1973 – Oct 25, 1974SonarA women did me in but it ended up okay. When I have to take a leak in a hurry to this day I still think flooding in the engine room. I cant believe its been almost 40 years.
Redford, Earnest / EarnieSSN661Aug 1973 – Mar 14, 1978MTWO TOO MANY MED RUNS
Hinkson, HaroldMM3Nov 1973 – Jun 1976
Gardner, Michael profile iconSTS2 (SS)1974 –Sonar
Henderson, Lonnie (Lower Level Lonnie)MM2 (SS)Aug 1974 – Aug 1978MachineryLots of Friends and Memories. Lapon Ruled. Remember "Steely Eyed Killers of the Deep" in "Rosie Roads" and the "Party in Canaveral. Miss you all.
Vogt, StevenRm2Aug 15, 1974 – Nov 10, 1976OperationsLooking back I wish I had re-upped. Really enjoyed serving. Great ship and crew.
Williams, MichaelPN3(SS)Oct 1974 – Dec 1977Ships Office (Executive)First question everybody asked me when I reported on board was "What in the hell is a PN?"
Morgan, RandyFTG1 (SS/DV)Dec 1974 – Jan 1979WepsIt's really strange how some of the "stuff" that you go through on the boats can become some of the most memorable events that you look back on and remember with such pride. (I don't miss port & starboard mid-watches!!)
Davenport, Delbert (Dex) profile iconIC 3May 1, 1975 – Sep 15, 1978Interior commicationsLooking for a friend on board named Roger mosher
Burris, Stephen, SteveE-6/MMAug 1975 – 1977Engineering

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