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USS Sam Houston (SSBN 609) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Sam Houston (SSBN 609). 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 228 crew members registered for the USS Sam Houston (SSBN 609).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1964 | 1965 – 1969 | 1970 – 1974 | 1975 – 1978 | 1979 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Dow, David AIC2(SS)1970 – 1972EPatrols 28-32
Lennox, Byronmm1(ss)1970 – 1972amade 3 patrols left prior to charleston shipyard
Goodwin, DougSTS2 (SS)Feb 1970 – Nov 1972SonarMade 6 patrols I think, then transferred to USS Skipjack. Left the Navy in Nov 1973.
Hammack, PatTM2(SS)Feb 4, 1970 – May 13, 1974WeaponsI remember the poker games, quals and a MM that sampled the water flooding the missile compartment from the #5 sanitary tank. Six patrols, two in N. Atlantic and the last one was from Rota, then transited to the States. Never will forget!!!!!
Bube, Douglas profile iconEM2 (SS)Feb 16, 1970 – Oct 8, 1971Electrical (Nuclear)Big Sam Gold Crew; made last run from Holy Loch; 2 from Rota before XFER to EM-B School GLAKES. Last 3 years of enlistment as LPO E-Div/EO/EWS USS Pargo (SSN-650)
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Powell, FrankYN2Mar 8, 1970 – Oct 15, 1972AdminSome of the best time. Just had our 1st reunion great to see some of crew after 38 year. hopeto see more at the next reunion in 2012l
Sullivan, Arthur J. Jr. (Sully)MT1(SS)Mar 9, 1970 – May 25, 1975MissileMade 5 patrols (Holy Loch and Rota); Missile Launch and overhaul at Charleston. If I had it all to do over again the ony thing I'd change is to stay longer!
Lofgren, Altorpedoman third classMay 1, 1970 – Nov 3, 1972weapons
Hurley, JohnSeamanSep 15, 1970 – Oct 8, 1972CommasarymanLooking for bill mayer
Bloomer, RobertET2 (SS)1971 – 1975NavigationServed as sins/cnc tech on two patrols out of rota then went to the overhaul and made transit to west coast
Middleton, DaveFTB-21971 – Aug 11, 1975Fire ContolServed from 1971 until August 1975, including 2 Polaris Deterent Patrols, and 28 months in Overhaul at Charleston. Gold crew at sea, and Overhaul (Blue Crew). Served with my Chief and COB "Red" Burdette, LPO Sam Backus.
Bloomer, BobEt21971 – 1976NavigationServed two patrols as Gold crew, went through overhaul 072, assigned to blue crew for transit to west coast. Left the ship in Bangor ,wa
Stewart, Ronald (Ron)SK31971 – 1972Storekeeper
Whitted, KennethETN2(SS)Jan 5, 1971 – Aug 7, 1976NavigationNAVET -- SINS Tech (3324) and Radar & ESM Technician. Qualified Navigation Supervisor, Below-Decks, Radar/ESM, and Tracking Party; Made 2 patrols in Atlantic/Mediteranean before the shipyard and 2 patrols in the Pacific after the yards.
Harman, JayMM1(SS)Jan 15, 1971 – Sep 20, 1972MRemember the great times at the Acey Deucy Club in Rota, calamari. onion rings and beer. Nobody could beat RB Anderson at shuffleboard. Cartoon strip "Jake & JC". Everyone thought I was "Cheyenne Raincoat"....It was Hilmer!
Hermens, JohnETN2(SS)Nov 1971 – Jul 1976Navigation2 Rota patrols, Charleston, 2 Guam patrols. Hanging out in Hawaii during Gold patrols was tough.
James Robertson, RobbieETN2SSNov 1971 – Jun 1974NavRan two patrols out of Rota on the Blue crew; brought boat over to the yards in Charleston, SC; On blue crew in yards for about a year & a half
Bostwick, RickMT2(SS)Nov 15, 1971 – Mar 15, 1976MissileTwo patrols before the 27 month overhaul in Charleston, and one patrol out of Guam. Wouldn't extend for another 609 patrol and was sent to Patrick Henry for a back-to-back patrol on the gold crew.
Thomas, GregMT2(SS)May 16, 1972 – Nov 1, 1976MissileStood watches as Launcher Supervisor
Schirmer, Rick profile iconMM1(SS)Jul 1972 – Jan 27, 1976M DivDid last blue crew patrol before Charleston shipyard and the first blue crew patrol out of Guam. Looking for all my fellow shipmates. Any body remember Andy's hut?
France, Robert T. "Tim"LCDRAug 1972 – Jul 1976Navigation/OperationsRefueling Overhaul at Charleston NSY 1972 - 1975. Shakedown including Polaris Missile firing in April 1975. Homeport change to Pearl Harbor. Two FBM patrols from Guam.
France, Robert T. "Tim"LCDRSep 1972 – Jul 1976Navigation/OperationsReported aboard just before Refueling Overhaul at Charleston Naval Shipyard. Made shakedown, including an A-3 Launch in April 1975 and two patrols from Guam.
Koeppen, DavidETCS(SS)Oct 1, 1972 – Feb 1, 1974RC
Noble, ChristianTMOct 18, 1972 – Apr 3, 1975Topedo Group
Devillier, FrenchyTM 3Nov 1972 – Apr 1975Weapons DepartmentSeved mostly through the ovrhaul at Charleston naval Shipyard.
Devillier, FrenchyTM 3Nov 1972 – Apr 1975Weapons DepartmentSeved mostly through the ovrhaul at Charleston naval Shipyard.
Jones, BobTM2 (SS)1973 – 1975Launcher
McLuskey, Michael (Mac)TM2 (SS)1973 – 1975TorpedomenPut Houston through shipyard in Charleston and rode it through the canal to Hawaii.
Lapalme, JoeFTB21973 – 1976WeaponsOverhaul in Charleston - DASO - throught the Canal, Bremeton and 2 Patrols. LPOs Sam Backus, Arnold Bentley, and Knight
Moran, RobertEM31973 – 1974Electrical - NuclearServed on her when it was in dry dock in Charleston.
Richardson, RussellMM1(SS)Mar 1973 – Mar 1978MRepoted on board in the shipyard in Charleston, SC. The big same was a great boat and had fun serving on her.
Rutherford, JimQM2(SS)Apr 1973 – Oct 1975QM
Hollingsworth, Paul HollySTS1 (SS)Dec 1973 – 1975
Hollingsworth, Paul HollySTS1 (SS)Dec 15, 1973 – Jul 4, 1975
Williams, SteveMT31974 – 1976Missile Division
Clark, Russell "rk"TM 3Feb 15, 1974 – Jun 12, 1977TorpedomenWorked for Harvey Williamson and Chief Remmel Made 6 patrols from Guam - Based in Pearl Harbor Friends: Harvy Carlock Steve Williams,
Woechan, FrankMM1 (SS)Mar 1974 – Oct 1978MDoes any one know the whereabouts of: John Petro, John Harman, Jack Wilson, Ron Everson, J.P. Hayter ?
Atkinson, JimEM1Mar 15, 1974 – Apr 15, 1978E Division, EngineeringEnd of the yards then in Hawaii, tried to convinve Cpt. Rich to run drill on hostage takeover. Best friends Don the Dugger, Floyd Webb and family. Amos Augana 5, drug bust. Lt. Stevenson doing mess on my poker $
Campbell, DavidFTB2May 1974 – Oct 1978Missile Fire ControlEnd of the shipyard, DASO, transit the ditch, Missile loadout, 6 patrols, trip to Korea, Arnie Bentley, Renfro, Korf, Scholtz FTG2, so many good people wish I could remember them all.
Hodom, RichardMM2 SSMay 1, 1974 – Dec 23, 1977AUX Machinist MateI wished I had the names of all the crew that I served with. We had a lot of good times, and when a lot of places. Korea, Gaum, Pamama Canal and of course South Carilina Ship yard.
Sauer, William profile iconMT2 SSDec 1974 – Aug 1977Weapon /missleNext reunion is in Omaha Nebraska Sept 2020 wsauer3481@cox.net

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Reunions

Point of ContactPlanned datePlanned locationRemarks
William H SaucerSep 8, 2020Omaha NebraskaDetails at www.usssamhouston.org

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