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USS Thomas A. Edison (SSBN 610) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Thomas A. Edison (SSBN 610). 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 177 crew members registered for the USS Thomas A. Edison (SSBN 610).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1966 | 1967 – 1971 | 1972 – 1976 | 1977 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Brody, SamEM1/SS1967 – Nov 1970EM Gang (NUC)
Ling, DavidETR2(SS)1967 – 1970Reactor ControlCame on during Charleston overhaul and made patrols out of Rota Spain
Baron, Robert (Red)RM21967 – Nov 1970Radio GangSailed with Blue Crew out of Charleston Navy Yard and took Edison to Rota Spain in preparation for first Med patrol. Got the nickname "Red Baron" after the popular record of that time period. Made 5 or 6 patrols?
Armitage, RobertQM2Jan 2, 1967 – Jun 1, 1970QMCame aboard during 1967 yard period. Made 4 patrols. Converted to AC rating.... made E-8 and retired as CDR.
Baron, Robert G. (Redbaron)RM2 SSApr 1967 – Nov 11, 1970RadiomanCame aboard the Edison during shipyard overhaul in Charleston, SC. (Blue) Crew spring/summer of 1967. Made 6 patrols and served with Larry Huhn, Pete Villalobos, Bernie Freeman, Bob Nixon among others. Nickname was "RedBaron" from song.
Knight, Rosssn/fnMay 1, 1967 – Aug 1970sn gangsn gang striking for A-gang
Husbands, DavidMM2(SS)Jun 1967 – Feb 1971ACame on during Charleston shipyard period. Made 5 Gold patrols. Transferred to Army (Marine Engineer) in 1975. Retired as CW4 in 1991.
Baker, Russell (Skip)EM2Jun 1967 – Apr 1969
Wilder, MichaelMM2 SSJul 1967 – Jan 1971
Surprenant, Chris (Sup)ETN2(SS)Jul 1967 – Apr 1971NE (Navigation Electronics)
Maly, GeraldETR2Aug 1967 – Aug 1969navigationMade 2 patrols and was in the nav div with Pete Theis, E. Bentley, Dave Fausett,Chris Suprenaut. Uncle Ben passed away of cancer about 5-6 years ago
Robert Busk, BobMT1(SS)Oct 5, 1967 – Feb 1, 1973WeaponsCame aboard during the Charleston Yard period. Made 8 patrols out of Rota. Made some life long friends during that time. Enjoyed the reunion in Pigeon Forge.
Thompson, MartinSTS3(SS)Nov 1967 – Jul 1969Sonar
Sigmund, William J.ETCS(SS)1968 – 1971NavigationHope shipmates that remember me will get in touch.
Anson, Roger W AnsonMM31968 – 1972Served out of Rota Spain and New London Conn. Would like to hear from old members of crew.315-487-3123 sterrilecoocoo@twcny.rr.com
Lucas, Roger1968 – Jan 1970
Anson, Roger W AnsonMM 31968 – 1972Out of Rota Spain and New Londen Conn Would like to hear from old crew members. 315-487-3123 or sterilecoocoo@twcny.rr.com
Pendergast, TimMM2/ELT1968 – 1969ELTEnough that I knew David Husbands
Mattoon, BillSK2Jul 1968 – Apr 1970SupplyA long lost Sub sailor that is now land locked in Vermont.
Rev. Ronald E., Davis, Jr.YN2(SS)Sep 13, 1968 – Oct 19, 1969Admin.The boat I qualified on. I made two patrols out of Rota. It was a great crew and a good time. A true band of brothers. After the Edison I was transferred to UN and Staff of Vice Admiral Arnold F. Schade (COMEASTSEAFRON)
Coughlin, AlET-2(SS)1969 – 1973NavigationCame aboard Gold crew, after five runs transfered to Blus for two more. Went on to ET"B" School and eventually to retire in Florida.
Greenia, DennisMT21969 – 1972
Gordon, Steve / FlashCS31969 – Mar 14, 1972SupplyOnce I was watching a movie and forgot about the bread I was baking and when the Captain came down to ask what I was doing, They smelled it in Control. I told him, "Burning the bread." Not the right answer.
Britton, ScottMM21969 – 1972EngineeringThe culinary aboard this sub was outstanding. Thanks Guys.
Jones, GaryETN2(SS)Jan 1969 – 1973NavNine patrols then out after seven years, but continued working in FBM Program as a civilian for thirteen more years. Edison years were great!
Vandewalle, Larry (A. K. A.ETR3/2/3Jan 7, 1969 – Dec 1971Operations/NavigationIn Nav Gang. Served with E. J. Maly, Jerry Osbourn, Chris Suprenant (who screwed me over-BIG TIME!!!), Paul Bauer, Bruce Gilbert, Ed Muntz, Pete Keilty, Larry Stubbs, Bruce Farley and many others . GREAT guys, mostly!!!
Klein, Jr, Ernest (Ernie)ET1May 7, 1969 – May 7, 1975Nav divisionMade 8 patrols and yard overhall. Now living in Kuna, Idaho
Zapolski, MikeET1(SS)Aug 1969 – Jan 1972RC Division5 Patrols - great crew - not a fan of ORSE. Chief Wright was one of the finest people to work for... Would like to know how Larry Nelson & LTJG Giffin made out.
Garrett, Kenneth F.MMCM(SS)Aug 4, 1969 – Sep 6, 1972
Baird, MalcolmFTB2(SS)Nov 1969 – Oct 1972Fire ControlEdison was my qual boat. Made six Polaris Patrols out of Rota, Spain on the Blue Crew. Home port was Groton, CT. Enjoyed traveling around Europe on a Rail Pass on R&R after patrol. Missile Control Center Supervisor.
Mueller, ChuckMM1(SS)1970 – 1974A
Lerner, TomMT21970 – 1972WeaponsSome of the best memories of my life. Anyone else have sub dreams for decades after? I enjoyed old and new friends at the Pigeon Forge reunion. Completed my enlistment in Guam on the Proteus AS-19.
Finley, JimFN (SS)1970 – Jan 14, 1972DeckMy time aboard the Edison was one of the best experiences of my life. I made a lot of friends on the ship and still communicate with one of them on a regular basis. One thing this 19 year old learned was TEAM WORK!
Kallen, Eric (Krazy K)SK 3(SS)1970 – 1973Supply7 Patrols. First was very bad. Lots of Navies looking for a sub. Running fast and deep. TDU jammed and stored our trash. The next 6 were pretty easy. Number 7 came home across the Atlantic to Groton. Miss the crew.
Kitchen, JamesTMSN1970 –WeaponsGold then blue.GREAT FOOD Roving patrol missile compartment. Launch control panel when"needed"Trash ejector broke,stored canisters in missile compartment-horrible.Bunked in missile compartment. Private head/shower,nice.
Burke, JoeSTS1(SS)Feb 1970 – May 1975SonarCame aboard after serving in Patrick Henry SSBN599. Deployed from Rota, Spain. Advanced from sonar striker to STS1, mostly under the command of Capt. W.P. "Skip" Chase. Completed Mare Is. overhaul + homeport change to Pearl. Retired 7/92 STSCS
Effinger, JimMM1Mar 1970 – Sep 1972"M" DivisionBlue crew on five patrols out of Rota
Schoenknecht, RobertMM1Oct 1970 – Apr 1972Served on the Blue crew for three patrols. I got my dolphins on my second patrol and was lead ELT on my second and third patrols. Bunked in the missle compartment next ot my lab.
Ballard, Don  NEWFNOct 19, 1970 – Sep 21, 1972IC
Hales, JohnMT21971 – 1975WeaponsOnboard late 71, 3 patrols then yard at Mare Island, transfered to NSTPAC until seperated in Feb 1976
Congden, DanMM3(SS)1971 – 1974"A" Gang
Martin, PatrickQM2(SS)Sep 15, 1971 – 1972Operations

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