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USS Kamehameha (SSBN 642) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Kamehameha (SSBN 642). 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 337 crew members registered for the USS Kamehameha (SSBN 642).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – 1972 | 1973 – 1976 | 1977 – 1980 | 1981 – 1984 | 1985 – 1989 | 1990 – 1995 | 1996 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Sommers, RobertMMC(SS)1963 – 1967A GangI was one of two Chiefs that stood Diving Officer watches .I was on the Commishing crew and was on her when she was launched. Made four patrols. Was the A gang chief on my last patrol. Retired Jan 1975.
Weller, DennisSTS2 SS1964 –I think Sonar was part of Deck Division or was that on diesel boats?Left the boat shortly after we returned from Florida launch test.
Felton, DentonETCS(SS)1964 – 1968Navigation
Baker, Richard C. (Pappy)Jun 1964 – Sep 1970Leading Weapon CPOI put the Kam in Commission, made 4 patrols. made TMCS while on board.
Davis, LouisRM1(SS)Aug 1, 1964 – Nov 1, 1967OCGreat memories of being a member of the precommunit and first two patrols made by the Blue crew
Hartstern, Robert (Bob)MM1Aug 10, 1964 – Sep 10, 1967M Division (Nuclear)I am a Plank Owner and a member of the commissioning crew. I went on all the sea trials with both the Blue and Gold Crews. I was the first man to qualify on the boat and received my dolphins at the same time. I became the Lead ELT and made the first two
Adamson, JerryMT2 (SS)Nov 1964 – Mar 1967MIssilePlank owner. First gold crew member to dive off Port sail plane on swim call coming back from DASO, March 1966.
Smith, Aubrey A.IC/FNDec 27, 1964 – May 15, 1967IC GangHad a wonderful time and would not trade it for a thing. Great Crew , Great Boat. Did go back in 2001 for the VIP Trip with some of My old Shipmates and had a Great Time with the Old and the New. Like a trip back in Time.
Condo, RichardMM1(SS)1965 – 1969NUCLEARI WAS ON THE COMMISSIONING GOLD CREW MADE 6 PATROL
Morgan, WalterMMI(SS) MMC(SS)1965 – 1967Auxiliary Division (A-Gang)Enjoyed my tour aboard her . Would enjoy hearing from anyone still alive.
Means, RobertFTB2SSJan 1965 – Nov 1966Weapons
Eddleton, HenryseamenJan 1965 – 1966seamen gang
Huffman, MarshallMM1Feb 22, 1965 – Mar 16, 1967
Wild, Sam profile iconYN3 SSMar 6, 1965 – Nov 17, 1967Yeoman
Huffman, MarshallMM2Mar 26, 1965 – Apr 20, 1967RTBasic at Vallejo - then S5W at Idaho Falls. Was at ship yard when it was being built.
Mugrage, Michael A MugrageMM1(SS)Jun 9, 1965 – Jan 6, 1969M1965-1969. 5 patrols with Gold crew, M DIV
Lopiccolo ( Loopie ), CiroMM3Jun 25, 1965 – Apr 10, 1967AUX
Earley, DanETN 2Oct 16, 1965 – Jun 21, 1970ROI am getting ready to visit Hawaii and I am sure it will bring back many memories of my crewmates on the Kam!
Cunningham, ClayFTG2(SS)Dec 4, 1965 – Apr 19, 1970WEAPONSFirst submarine USS TENCH SS 417. Second, commissioning crew USS KAMEHAMEHA SSBN 642. Plank Owner, Shellback, bridge telephone talker, torpedo room watch, MK 45 Qualified, sonar watch, BCP watch. BEST DUTY/ CREW EVER!
Struttman, RichardSN1966 – 1968I was with the Blue Crew and qualified in 1967 as helmsman and sonar technician striker. Recieved medical discharge in 1968. Went to the Reno, Nevada reunion. Will there be another reunion? Would like to hear from anyone.
Snow, AnitaLCDR1966 –don't knowI am Anita Snow, the daughter of the late Lcdr. James Snow, who was briefly assigned to the Kamehameha in 1966, but had to take a medical retirement. Appreciate any information about him for a memoir I am writing
Hyman, CharlesMM2SSJun 10, 1966 – Dec 12, 1969AwHERE ARE ALL THE BLUE CREW AUXILIARY MEN? IF YOU KNOW SEND ME AN E MAIL PLEASE.
Elledge, SteveSTS2 SSOct 1966 – 1969Sonar
Couser, RobertETN4(SS)Dec 1966 – Apr 1969Seaman Gang/ElectronicsI made four patrols from age 18-20, got dolphins in 1st patrol. Following discharge, I received a degree in Electrical Engineering but eventually became a physician, practicing newborn intensive care in Minneapolis.
Steinke, ArtFTB 21967 – 1971WeponsWent south of the equator for test launch. I was King Neptune Put this entry in Sept. 9, 2011.
Gillespie, JerryEM2(SS)1967 – 1971EGold crew. Made 6 patrols out of Guam, 2 patrols out of Chas. SC. Great crew and good times.
Sauer, William (Bill)RM2Feb 1967 – Nov 1969CommHad a great time on the Kam. After getting back to civilian life, I realized just how good I had it.
Sammons, JohnEM1Jul 1967 – Jul 1970EMade 6 patrols out of Guam. Most memorable was the missile shoot. Most emotional moment was seeing those birds take off in the videos when we got back to port.
Logsdon, Robert (Bob)E6Aug 13, 1967 – Nov 19, 1974Navigation Electronics
Flannery, PhilipMM3(SS) D2VNov 9, 1967 – Jun 30, 1969A
Taylor, JohnET1 (SS)Dec 1967 – Jun 1970NAVET
Taylor, JohnET1(SS)Dec 5, 1967 – Jun 8, 1970NavET
Baker, MikeSK-3(SS)1968 – 1970SupplyServed on Kam Blue, 4 patrols out of Guam, spent last year on USS Proteus (Guam). Served under Capt. Kelly and LCDR Koening. COB was Seaver. Best bud was YN3 (SS) Richard Stanard. Drank my dolfins at "Angies Hut".
Salazar, GeorgeEM2 (SS)Jan 1968 – Jan 1970E NUKEGold crew 4 patrols out of Guam
Biemiller, Eric (Nickname 'B')MM1 (SS)Jan 8, 1968 – Jun 15, 1970M NukesI also doubled as Leading ELT. Back then ELT work was done after the watches and M Division work.
Dudley, PeteQM2Apr 1968 – Jun 1971NavigationFour patrols out of Guam and two out of Charleston. Not sure how I accomplished that since the thought of it today brings on a severe panic attack. Above water is good.
Land, Bob profile iconIC2 SSApr 1968 –EngineeringKam Blue, 3 patrols out of Guam as forward IC. Served under Capt. Kelly and LCDR Koening. Best bud - Ron Ortega who was also IC. Went on to serve on other boomers but none as good as the Kam. Proud to have served on her!
Beal, KerwinCS2(SS)May 1968 – Jan 1974Commissary/SupplyPatrols out of Guam, HP change to Chas,SC. Over-haul EB, Patrols out of Spain. First Boat, will never forget the great shipmates of the Kam. Retired in 93, MSCM(SS). 60-70 Goldies where are you?
Paul, AlldredgeMM2 SSJul 1968 – May 1970AUXILLIARY REPAIR
Engle, GlennET1Jul 1, 1968 – May 1, 1971RO
Bitten, ErnieLtAug 1, 1968 – Aug 1, 1970RC
Smith, Jerome F. (Jerry)YN2(SS)Sep 11, 1968 – Feb 19, 1970AdministrationThree patrols out of Guam with Gold Crew.
Grace, DanYN2(SS)Oct 1968 – Dec 1970Administration - Yeoman OfficeLooking for former Gold Crew members to give me a shout if they get the time especially my good friend, Jerome F. Smith (Jerry/Smitty).

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