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USS Barb (SSN 596) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Barb (SSN 596). 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 107 crew members registered for the USS Barb (SSN 596).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – 1981 | 1982 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Pegram, JackTM1Jul 28, 1960 – Aug 29, 1970Sub pac
McCurry, Tom (Mac)RM1(SS)1961 – 1963RadioGreat sub and Greater crew...I miss them
McCarter, Herb (Mac)IC1(SS)1961 – 1966E divisionBest duty ever. Who remembers "good luck Chuck"? Who remembers what Rickover said to Chuck at the DRT in the control room?
Jarrell, JohnIC1(SS)Oct 1961 – May 1964EPlankowner on USS Barb (SSN 596); left for NESEP at NC State. Retired from Navy in 1978 as LCDR after tour as Nav/Ops on USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN 630).
Kelley, William Thomas (Tom) ,jrEM2Oct 1961 – Sep 1963e
Farrell, Thomas(Tom)ETCM(SS)Nov 1, 1961 – Aug 1, 1964EngineeringIt was a great crew. Good times were had by all
Roche, Bernard "bernie"MM1(SS)Dec 1961 – Sep 1966m barb's commissioning crew was absolutely the greatest bunch of people i have ever been associated with!
Falls, Jerry B.QMC(SS)Jul 9, 1962 – Dec 15, 1964NavigationAfter three Diesel Boats, Barb was like a palace. Best crew ever in nineteen years of Silent Service!
Witham, HowardFTG2(SS)1964 – 1967Weapons
Cowgill, Richard (Dick)SOS2 (SS)Mar 1964 – May 1965SonarAssigned to USS Barb after being trained on the PUFFS system. I was transferred to Sonar B School after the BARB was transferred to Pearl Harbor.
Zeige, Bill profile iconETN3SSMay 1964 – Feb 1966ETMare Island shipyard, Pearl home port, collision with Sargo.
Pearman, JackQMSSAug 1964 – Oct 1965navigation
Dougherty, ThomasIC-# (SU)Aug 16, 1964 – Sep 28, 1965EGreat crew. I was on board with my twin brother John. Made good friends which made for a great experience proving the sub safe retrofit and the new permitt class boat since the loss of the Thresher.
Clark, Richard (Scooter)EM1(SS)Sep 1964 – Jul 1968IC Fwd and Nuc E AftSome of the best years of my life.
Newsom, Sid profile iconET1 (SS)1965 – 1967ENGR - ROHad a lot of good times. Left for Nuclear Power school, Bainbridge, MD for a 4 year tour as an instructor and then got out. Went to engineering school at UMd and then CSULB (BSCE). Still working for SoCalGas Co. in LA
Wooldridge, LouisRM2(SS)1965 – Feb 1967CommunicationsComsubpac Staff deployment..
Wade, John P profile iconMM11965 – 1968M DivisionOn the Barb 65-68. Great memories. Good buddies. Got married on my way to the Bstb. Honeymooned in Hawaii for 3 years.
Keele, RobertMM2(SS)May 30, 1965 – Feb 16, 1971M and AOne of the best times of my life. Not all fun, but certainly not all bad. Still working as the Quality Engineering Manager on the Yucca Mountain Projet.
Schmitz, DavidMM1 SS/DVJun 1965 – Jun 1968First Submarine ... Great People ... That was back when it really was the 'Silent Service'! Those days are long gone. Great reunion in Pigeon Forge ... thanks to Rick, Bernie and JP. Looking fwd to the next one!
Swarthout, Steven profile iconEM2Jul 25, 1965 – Feb 25, 1967E Div
Graybeal, WilliamENC (SS)1966 – 1967A
Beck, DavidFTG-2Jul 1966 – Dec 1967WeaponsMy 2nd boat after the 622. 2 aborted sea trials after the Sargo collision, Puget Sound, WESTPAC, Pollywog to Shellback, How many men to change a bulb in a reactor compartment? and the unplanned Subic Bay stop in Oct '67.
Biddlecome, RichardIC3 (SS)Aug 1966 – Nov 1967EngineeringFirst boat to quaify on and probably this crew of all of them.
Hayes, RickMM1SSOct 1966 – Apr 1969- NukeGreat ship - great Navy - traded the navy for a wife - oh well !!!! Next reunion - East TN - October 2007 - call us now.
McCargo, Carl W.ETR-1 (SS)Apr 1967 – Jun 1970Reactor ControlWhat a wonderful experience. This was my first submarine and I was so happy to be assigned directly out of nuclear power school. My SS qualified submarine.
Wang, DennisSK31968 – 1972SupplyRetired. Full time rving. My time on the Barb was ...interesting. Great to meat and work with the crew.
John, LarryIC2 (SS)Mar 1968 – Dec 1970
Harrison, RexYN2Apr 1968 – Jul 1969ADMIN
Moss, Richartd (Dick)FTG1/SSMay 1968 – Jun 1972Weapons/Fire ContolI have good memories of my four years on the Barb and being homeported at Pearl. Good shipmates, good times, good liberty on West Pac, exciting patrols. I enoyed standing Diving Officer watches.
Boatright, Bill (Boats)MM3SSMay 1, 1968 – Jul 16, 1971A Div
Farmer, D. WayneMM1(SS) nucJun 1968 – Aug 1971M-DIVMust be old with these dates. 1st yard period (Pearl) non-refuel. 1st wes-pac for 85% crew. Had 12 sea-lands when return. Best CO ever, trailed first Soviet FBM on west coast run. Would like reunion dates. MMCM(SS) RET.
Heide, DonETR2Aug 1968 – Sep 1969Forward ETLive in Big Sky Country repairing MRI and CT scanners.
Vancor, JohnTNDec 30, 1968 – Sep 23, 1970stewardhad a short tour on board,mostly in dry dock,stationed in pearl harbour over to bremerton for weapons prior to westpac.had some good times.
Atwater, RichardEMC SS1969 – 1971Electrical
Short, RoyETR-2 (SS)May 1, 1969 – Jun 1, 1971Reactor Control
Neely, MikeQM2May 10, 1969 – Jan 10, 1973NavigationI enjoyed my 3.5 years on the Barb
Sikes, GaryIC1(SS)dvJun 1969 – Jun 1970E DivisionTransferred from QueenFish to Barb in overhaul. Served on Barb during remainder of overhaul & after till I left for Seattle to be discharged in June of 1970. Very bitter when discharged. Now am interested in reconnecting
Cooper, JimTM3Jul 8, 1969 – Jan 3, 1973had some good times with good people on the barb
Block, SteveETR2(SS)Sep 1969 – Apr 1974Forward ET's
Holborow, Emil/ AbeTM 2 (SS)1970 –
Tufts, RichardSTS1(SS)1970 – 1972WEAPONSA ride of a lifetime!
Lawrence, Dan Lawrence (Squirrel)STS21970 – Feb 8, 1974Sonar
Workman, LarrySTS II SS DVJan 1970 – Sep 1971Operations / Sonar
Spaulding, GaryET 2 (SS)Feb 12, 1970 – Oct 1972operationsMost important period of my life. What I learned on the boat stood me in good stead the rest of my life. We pulled off the first air/sea rescue since WWII & recovered 4 B-52 fliers in the middle of a typhoon. No SOP
Clark, Dick (Dob)ST1(SS)Apr 1, 1970 – Feb 14, 1974SonarMost memorable event on Barb was the B-52 rescue. Also the beer ballgames in Guam
Guillette, DennisIC3 (SS)Apr 15, 1970 – Jul 10, 1971
Rossow, DonRM2 (SS)May 1970 – Aug 1971RadioLeft the Navy after the Barb and earned a BS degree following (Lt) Bob Holly’s advice. Returned to the Navy reserves and flew as aircrew communications on P-3B’s for nine years. Retired RMC(SS)/(AC). The flyboys had it figured out.

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