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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
McIntyre, Kenneth B. "Doc"HMC(SS) RETIRED1971 – 1974Medical Represenative (Boats' Corpsman)
Kobaly, MartinEM1 SS1971 – 1973ElectricalI was the LPO of EDIV during my time on the Barb during theresucue out of Guam if the downed airman during the hurricane. My rate was EM1 SS Thanks, Martin Kobaly Email hiyoooosilvet@att.net
Smits, Tim/smittyTM21972 – 1975Weapons
Zylkowski, Peter (Ski)FTGC(SS)Jul 1972 – Jun 1975Fire ControlAn exceptional blend of Captain, Wardroom, CREW; all with talents, traits, foibles and weird inclinations that made this the best combination of pukes and nukes with whom I ever had the pleasure to serve! THX-NCCM(SS)
York, Charles "Chuck"YNC(SS)Aug 1972 – Jan 1974Admin
Gard, Roger G. "gary"MM3(SS)Oct 15, 1972 – Dec 15, 1975"A"Good bunch of guys to serve with.Learned more than I realized at the time.
Donovan, JamesSTS3(SS)Apr 1973 – Jun 20, 1976SonarAlot of great guys and a shipyard overhaul. My first boat out of "A" school. I am sure I remember somethings better than they were but still some great memorys
Diehl, RobertCTM3Jun 1973 – Dec 1973Best of boat, best of crew-best of time. I remember taping hours of off-the-air television and bring the tapes and monitors on board so the crew could have a little tv at sea. And always great coffee.
Donovan, JamesSTS 3 (SS)Jun 1973 – Sep 16, 1976SonarGreat bunch of Guys. Good times and bad. A few of the guys I still wish I was in contact with !
Moss, DanQMCMay 1974 – May 1976NAVIGATION
Weihert, DocHM1Jun 1974 – Jun 1976Medical Representative
Arnott, Bruce / ArnieMM3(SS)Jul 1974 – Feb 1976"A" GangShipyard at Mare Island was a good time, it's sad what is today. The old gate is gone that the Barb's numbers was on.
Myers, Glen (Texas Red)LTSep 1975 – May 1978IC, RC, SONAR, ALots of good memories about this ship. Hope all you guys are doing well.
Hallas, AndyIC1(SS)1976 – 1978IC Division
Smith, SmittyMM3Feb 18, 1976 – Oct 20, 1979A-GangI love that old boat, I grew up on her I was on 17 when I got there, I remember Murph the surf he was a good friend of minds and Grif
Hansen, CraigMM1Jun 1, 1976 – Jun 1, 1981M ELT
Culleney, Stu profile iconMMC (SS/DV)Sep 1, 1976 – Sep 1, 1979"A" Gang2 fun trips to westpac. 2 patrols out of Guam.
Staton, SamET2Nov 1976 – Jan 1980ET
McArthur, RobertRMC(SS)1977 – 1979Radio
Allen, James/jimSTS-21977 – 1980SonarThe desert run signup is on the OPSUL passageway bulkhead, across from Sonar. BYOB. Be there or be square.
Smetana, Richard (Rick)MMCS (SS)Apr 1977 – Oct 1980Mechanical (Nuclear)
Herring, William (Skinny)SSN 596Aug 1977 – Jul 1978ICSNI had a lot of good times on this sewer pipe. Went on one west-pac and got to see a lot of new places. I have thought about going to a re-union, but I can't recall any of my old buddies names......
Hranac, ChuckQM3/SSNov 1977 – Apr 7, 1980Navigation/QuartermasterRoad trip!!!!
Menard, GlennMMCS(SS)Dec 7, 1977 – Sep 1982M-DivGreat memories and great friends. Would love to attend a reunion.
Hickman, JohnSSN-596Dec 12, 1977 – Jun 23, 1982NAVOPSRetired and living in south central Tennessee. Still maintain contact with several Barbarians via Facebook.
Setter, FrankSK2 (SS)1978 – 1979
Brooks, GregoryRM2/SSMar 1978 – Mar 1982RadioWhere the hell did everybody go?
Ripsch, NeilRMC(SS)Aug 5, 1978 – Oct 8, 1981RadioHad a great time on Barb. Great crew, lots of memories, and grateful that some members stay in contact.
Murphy, Rodney "murf" Or MurphMS1(SS)Sep 9, 1978 –MS/supplySan Diego and Mare Island. Went on to retired in !998 after 4 Boats.
Ross, Chucksts21979 – 1981weapons
MacKay, JohnEM1(SS)1979 – 1982EHad some great times and worked with some great people on board, especially the great guys in my division.
Karkosky, LarryTM1(SS)1979 – 1982weapons
Dwight, FrankMS3 SSApr 1, 1979 – Jan 25, 1980supplyLooking for all the guys that remember me: Greg Brooks and I are getting a reunion together for March 2021 in Sebring Florida. (Greg's place). Have contact with Hickman and Hranack so far. Call me @ (360) 592-0645
Elliott, MarkEM1(SS)Jun 14, 1979 – Jun 14, 1982ELot's of great memories and great shipmates. Went on to Submarine NR-1 and then got out. Now Engineering Quality Manager for GE-Hitachi. Missed the last reunion as we were moving to North Carolina. Would have loved to have been there.
Johnston, PaulTM2Jul 1980 – Jun 19, 1981Weapons
Martin, BobMM2 (SS)1981 – Apr 1983A
Bacus, TomMM1(SS)Jan 1981 – Jan 1986M DivGreat group of guys and old submarine -no better (or more demanding) combo for building good foundation for successful career. Made MMCS(SS) in 1990, LDO in 1991. Last tour was COMSUBPAC QA Officer. Retired 1999.
Madsen, Dane IC1 (SS)May 15, 1981 – Jun 18, 1985E-DivHad a great time with the best guys I ever met. Still hang with some and even work today with 2.
Noell, JamesMM2 - MM1(SS)Aug 1981 – Jul 30, 1985ELTA year at Mare Island and a total of 23 at Point Loma aboard the Barb and the NR. Retired with 26 1/2 years total service on 1/1/2006 as MMC(SS) -- what a slug!!!
Fultz, ScottEM1(SS)Nov 23, 1981 – Dec 28, 1985E Division

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