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ET2/SS Flynn on board from 86 until She departed for decom. Transferred to the Skipjack (SSN-585)and took her to decom at Newport News.
Lou and Lew, thanks for the dedication to this site and your efforts in getting the reunions together. Unfortunately, I will not be able to make it to this one, even though San Diego is my favorite place in California.
I reported aboard August 28, 1962, and left May 63 for Nuke school. There was 3 or 4 of us that were sent to the Scamp directly from Sub School as an experiment to see if serving aboard a Nuke Boat before Nuke school would increase the odds of making it through School. So we may have been considered auxiliary crew. When we arrived we ran into Rickover's rules of no non nukes aft so none of us worked in rate and were assigned to the deck crew. At 19 I got to drive!! I Still have my original Plaque with the Scamp medallion and my original jacket patch. I also have a picture of me standing topside watch in Naha taken by my cousin who was a corpsman serving with the marines on Okinawa. Additionally, I still have my Quals book with all the signatures needed except 1. (Including the hand stamped MULLET under Scamp on the cover) I ran out of time when the Scamp had to leave early to relieve the Sculpin when she developed a crack in the hull. We were sent to school a month or so early when the Scamp left. (I was one of the many that didn't make it through school.) when my memory is jogged I remember other details such as the phantom Teabagger. the infamous Wags for COB campaign. Almost becoming a Hood (Bow) ornament on the Ticonderoga on our return, and the nervous night passage into or out of the south china sea when they were so concerned with depth control no one had the helm. etc. etc. when I can get a chance I'll send pictures of the stuff. and more stories when I remember more of the details. Thanks! Andy Leight, EMFN
Wow! Great Site! 73-75 Jeff Traci MS3. Hey Al! saw your entry.. Please write back would love to hear from anyone on board that remembers me...btw - on eternal patrol: Mark Reed (who married my sister!!!!) and Roger Fierst..one of the best friends I have ever had...Mark passed in maybe 1992..Roger, Nov 2001. I know they are still partying somewhere! Jimmy Pate? Mike Martinson? Mort? Mark Gnau? Remember Chief Patterson -good guy...Dr Doom? (LCDR Moore) Ziglar? (remember him talkin to "ole blue" in the torpedo room...scary stuff......and freeze-framing Woodstock when the nekkid girls were on haha) please write back.
Don "Rock" LaRoque STS2/SS...served on our fine ship from 10-11/79 to 8/83. Great website for bringing back memories of great friends and great times. People I have told about the things we did call me a liar and say nobody is that crazy...WE were! Miss all you guys and hope to see you at a future reunion!
TM3/SS Thomas A Bordenkecher. Crew member from 12/85-9/87, Decomm Crew.
RM2/SS Gary A Mathison. onboard 82 to 05/85. Unitas 25 and a Med run. Loads of memories there. Anybody remember the time the reduction gears failed off the coast of conn after we did an emergency blow because of flooding in the torpedo rm at 500 ft? WoW Great site just found it today.Later.
I served on Scamp 3 years as a STS2(SS). I think of you guys often...what a great crew! Steve Janney; Beckley, W.Va.
Des Donnelly, MMC(SS), A-Div, 9-74 to 11-76; MMCM(SS), A-Div, 8-82 to 9-83. Good to see familiar names and pictures. Would be happy to hear from shipmates. Thanks
Morgan T. Melton, TMCS(SS), retired Aug.1,1975 after serving 21 years. Served aboard USS Scamp (SSN 588) from Oct 66 to Jan 71. Many good and bad memories with some great guys!!!
Great site. Lots of memories. I see you don't have much from the later years when I was on board. MM3(SS) Keith Roberge; served aboard the Scamp from 1986 throughout decommissioning. I was on board for the at sea rescue of Almer Rances. WOW, what an experience!
Ron Waller says: Great to find old shipmates here. Aboard 61-62. Deck and ET gang. Battle station helmsman back when it was OK to do flank speed at test depth (wow). On watch in control room when the instrumented shaft broke, reactor almost scrammed (yes, we were surfaced). While painting the sail, dumped a Bucket of deck paint on Captain (Buck) Dietzen when he was entering; probably why I never made Chief! Left for Nuke school as ETR3(SS). Did six Bluenoses on the Webster SSBN626, ET1(SS)and RO, then on to S5G, instructor and RC-LPO. Left Navy in 1969 to earn money to raise a family. Wish I had stayed in the reserves, could buy more beer and bait now that I am retired.
Tom Beckage ET2(SS) in RC Div from 6/74-10/77. Great to see so many names from the past. Great site.
Many thanks to the Scamps who shared their stories to me regarding my father James M. Carle, MMC(SS)(mid-60s). I'm forever grateful.... Darlene H.
Tim Ayers MM1 M-Div, Nov 1981 to June 1982.
who are the dinosaurs? I see that whitey finally showed up here, how about the rest of the gang?
STS 1 Jeffrey E. Lewis, served '82-86 some of the best years of my life (what I can remember of it; too many nights out steamin') but many other fond memories and people I'll never forget.
Edward C. Terney, YNC(SS), USN(RET) Served on Scamp 30 JAN 70 to 31 JAN 71. Redesigned the ship's office.
Where are all the guys that rode Scamp during the mid 60's. I was aboard from 67 to 70. seems as if most entries are pre 1967 or after 1970. Let me hear from the mid 60's guys so we can communicate about the up coming reunion.
John H. Castner - Great site! See a few names I recognize. I was only 17 at the time I was on the Scamp. I doubt anyone will remember me, I was only onboard for about 6 months. Then transferred to USS L.Y. Spear, and then onto USS Butte. David Comer may remember me, I believe we were about the same age and used to run around with some other guys named McKee, Beauchamp, and Willy. I was only on Scamp during '81 while in drydock. Have a good new year everyone!
(Webmaster note: Almer Rances told me he is very happy to be alive and is still sailing! He thanks all the Rescue Crew for saving his life! LM)
David Comer MS3/SS 80'-84'. Came upon the web site tonight while online-what a great time I had while looking back on my days as a Scamp crew member. These memories can never be replaced with anything. I am going to pull out some pictures and try to get them posted on the web site soon. We ought to try to get a early 80's reunion some time in the near future-it would be a blast. Take care ship mates and lets get together. Remember B.O.H.I.C.A.
What a great Site!! I rode Scamp from 1981 or so until 1983 I would like to hear from some of the ole' gang. IC2SS Robert "Whitey" Turner
Mark Struloeff, IC2(SS), served 1972 to 1975.
Jim Welbourn STS3(SS)
On board Scamp from mar 72 till mid 76. ET2 when reported aboard, dug up some great old pictures will try to get posted. Hope all Scamp alumni doing ok ..... Robert Clark ("BC" to most while on Scamp)
Pete Borchert, MM1(SS). Served 1979 thru 1982.
Hello All !-- Charlie Matras -RM3(SS)- spent the most entertaining 3yrs of my life onboard the Scamp.. got off the Boat in Dec of 1978.. love to hear from anybody i didn't piss-off (too severely).. thanx..
RM2(SS), Ted Wolski. Served on board the Scamp 12/1963 to 3/1966.
Gordie Lustila ETN3(SS). Hello to all the ex-Scampers. Great site! Served on Scamp during second half of WestPac 76, UNITAS 78 and left in January of 81 during the overhaul in Virginia. Have fond memories of my service and fellow shipmates. I've enjoyed seeing all the old names and faces surface again on this site - keep up the good work! Tolland, CT. Go UCONN Huskies!
Kenneth A. Byers MM1(SS) M-Div/ELT 75-78 Thank you to whom ever put this web site together.
Great site, even though I was never in the military I spent a year in Groton visiting the crew of the Scamp. I see many names that I remember. Thanks for sharing the memories with everyone
My name is Sheri Hauge and my brother, TMC(ss) Paul Conway served on the Scamp in 1987 and played a part of the rescue of the Balsa 24 crew member, Almer Rances. Paul is suffering from terminal brain cancer and my family and I are planning a benefit for him on April 9, 2004. If anyone remembers Paul and would like to write any memories of him in an email to me, we are trying to put together a "this is your life" scrap book for him. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any memories or fun stories (he loves to be embarrassed!) Thank you, Sheri Hauge
Tom Palzewicz, EM2(SS) 1984-88 Decom Crew Great to see some familiar names on this site. We had a mini reunion with some Decom crew last summer (2003). Great site!
MM3(SS) Alan T. Parent Stationed aboard USS Scamp SSN-588 July 1976 - August 1977 Machinery Division Nuclear Power Operations Served on the WestPAC 1976 Captain Groth, C.O. Ballast Point, San Diego, CA
John "Gumby" Marsden MM2(ss) m-div. oct 1987 thru decom. Hi PC, GW, Keith, Herbie, Meathead, Jungle, Pete, Steve, and the rest of m-div. I live in San Diego. I would love to see any of the old guys.
I was on Scamp 1986; MS Irven "Curly" Kearney. Scamp was my time to become a man. I only served on scamp under Capt. Duma for about 6 months. I would like to find some old friends that may notice my name here. I was very well liked on scamp. GOD bless America, and may our troops come home soon. Irven Kearney, 6604 Plum Ln., Clarkston, MI 48346.
Enjoyed visiting the Scamp web-site. Particularly enjoyed Adm Smith's photo album. Brought back many memories. Served aboard Scamp from Dec 1967 to May 1970, and attended the decommissioning ceremony at Puget Sound several years later. Dan Greeson Captain, USN (Ret.)
Lonnie Harden FTG2 '86 to decom. Hoo ya!
MM2/SS Ray Kochert 79-82
I had the honor and pleasure to be on the commissioning crew of the USS Scamp under CDR. Walter Dietzen from 1960 t0 1964. I will try to get to the next reunion to see all you old guy's. P. R. King, EM1(SS).
I read the list of deceased crewmembers. could you please add my fathers name to the list. ROBERT H. ALLEN EMC Thank you and with the greatest of respect Douglas Allen. (footnote to Doug's request - we already had Bob Allen's name to our list, but have now added him to the Eternal Patrol page.- LM)
Douglas Allen, proud son of Robert H. Allen (deceased). What a great man he was and I am very proud of him. I wish I could get a picture of the Scamp. Douglas R. Allen (footnote: we sent him an 8x10 of Scamp-LM)
Cary Andrews (Archie), EM1(SS), 2/74-2/77. I remember the shipyard overhaul in Pearl, everyone on board getting swine flu in Westpac 76, the 76 typhoon in Subic, and Fat Daddy, Buff, Shorty, Dugger and the rest. That time was too easy to forget, but nice to remember.
Bob McIntyre-served aboard Scamp '68-'71 as IC2[SS]. Many fond memories.
Just wanted to say how wonderful it was to go back and remember. My name is Michael Phillips I arrived on Scamp in Jan 1979 and left sometime in 1981. STS 3(SS). I will go thru my photo's and see what I can post.
Hi- I am Jeff Traci. I served on board under CDR. Branch from spring '74 until late in '75, as a commissaryman and then mess management specialist. Anyone interested in a reunion from that time period, please write back and let me know. Rich Marlar , another shipmate, has contacted me and informed me of a possible reunion in 2004. hope everyone is doing fine.
MM3(SS)Bradley "Bull" Buller - Sorry I didn't make the reunion, but that's life. One phrase I remember well "Air in the Banks, S__t in the tanks, No water in the people tank, I had it you got it see ya later bye!" Not too many people in the civilian world understand that phrase, If you were a below decks watch or an A-ganger that's pretty much the turn over you got each time you took over the watch! Well, maybe a little more than that. Great site Lou keep up the good work. Thanks Bull
Wayne Boyjins, MM2(SS). 1976 reported aboard Scamp. I really love this site! It brings back numerous memories.
William Oldread, Space ET; late 70's early 80's. Don't remember too much from those years but those of you who know me can understand why. Space
Hi, my name is Alex Mines. I was on Scamp from 71-73. I think I made QM2 while onboard. I am beginning a cross country trip next week and would love to meet up with any old shipmates along the way. I will be traveling from San Francisco to San Diego then east along Hwy 10 to Georgia and returning to San Francisco heading West along Hwy 40, so if you live in the southern half of the country and would like to swap a few lies drop me a note. Alex
Donald L. Ard MM1(SS/DV) new email address
Keith Bennett FTG2(SS) Fire Control Technician 1976-1980; Was there for WestPac 76, UNITAS 78, and NNSY overhaul in 79/80 - I live in Baltimore, MD
FOR: JAMES EDWARD KILLIAN - 1977 - U.S.S. SCAMP/ SAN DIEGO, CA. PLEASE CONTACT ME .......
Arthur G Ortiz , ETR3,On board from Sept 1968 to April 1969 I was a forward ET along with a chief named Krana. I stood ECM and Sonar watches and repaired navigational equipment. This site has really jarred memories that I thought were gone as farts in the wind but, names and events have started returning. I got off the boat to get married. The best memory was of the Chief of the Boat that was very goosey when touched. Some very wonderful memories!!!!
Mike Morrill, was onboard only for Unitas 19. Was an RM3 at the time, but spent most of the cruise mess crankin'. Nice to see some familiar names: Mike Hull, Eric Johnson, Jim Stred, Mr. Brevig. Still remember the swim calls in South America, interrupted by jellyfish, the plane crash in San Diego while we were gone, the Shellback initiations, and the Officers Auction for field day....the XO cleaning the head. LOL All great memories. Retired in '96 as an RMC(SS/SQ). Living in Reno NV and working for a Cable TV contractor. Thanks Chief Tietz for the great pics of the cruise.
MS3/SS Don Rich, served from early 1974 to mid 1978. I have a load of fine memories of this grreat boat and the people that I served with. Capt Groth, say the word and I'm there. Mr. Stark, Mr. Matheny, XO Raggett. . . man, if I could only go back and relive the Mid-Pacific mail buoy run! What a hoot that was (yours truly staring). Lou, I can't thank you enough for this site. Please except my profound appreciation. BOHICA! I hope to be in Reno.
MM1(SS) George W. Helms (Nuke-trained) served from Feb. 1969 to June, 1973; "M" Div. Was aboard when Capt. Smith took over and was there when he left. Great skipper! Felt we had a competent leader at all times.
Richard L. "Bump" Moore arriving! This site is great! Where are all the early 70's mates . . . .Toad, Tommy the Perv, Dickey, Labolle? Jeez.....is anyone going to the Reno reunion?
I'm just updating some of the people/things I remember aboard the Scamp 1969-71. I just stumbled upon the new entry of photo's that Capt. Smith presented (CAPT. SMITH'S 1969-1972 PHOTO GALLERY) I found my face in a photo, I was a storekeeper, I'm standing right behind Capt Smith, as he is helping an elderly gentleman aboard during the Sec. Navy guest cruise. Does anyone remember me? I came aboard as an SN, and left for a boat on the east coast as a SK3(SS). I made a mail call run at sea during one short cruise and I also was sent to retrieve water slugs back in the engine room, but what's funny is I was sent back fwd. to ask if they should be chlorinated or not! I remember names like Gillette, a cook; Percy Bowser and Gene Ray Davis, who were stewards, a guy nicknamed Buddha, and Lindroth, and Von Lurthe who were torpedomen. Crazy Mike Gamble, a yeoman, Lt. Copenbarger (nicknamed Crash), and I could go on, but I can't hog up all the space. I won't be able to make the Scamp reunion, BUT THANK YOU FOR THIS WEBSITE! ..... Bob Brand
Great site as has been stated. It really shoots back some great times, also some trying times, but all of it time well spent. Its great to see so many people who are as proud as I am to have served on her. To all the Crew of 84-88, especially the DeCom Crew, I just want to say to all who know Charlie Grandin, QMCM(SS), C.O.B - USS Dolphin - the Boy did good! Great job! Tom Conmay, MM3(SS) 84-88
Gary Daugherty Smith IC2(SS) crew member from Bettis Lab, Feb60 to 13 Feb 64. Retired school teacher 1994; now work in a gun store.
JOHN E. MCCOLLUM, RM3(SS)-3/67 Through 4/70. I have really enjoyed this website. I hope to be in Reno in 9/03. Would like to hear from other "Cold War Espionage Scampers" (re: Blind Man's Bluff ... they didn't go back far enough back!!!!)
Tom Gorman, MM2(SS), ELT. Nice page. I remember every name Don Jones listed. Good memory Don. Bob Gamble was the name you were looking for (Oscar Bob). He's posted on this page. I live in California, so a short trip to Reno in September will have to be made.
CTTCM William Lockert, USN (RET). Myself and about 14 other spooks were with Captain Smith and Scamp in 1972, and you had a damn good patrol. I remember Captain Smith always cautioning everyone to be careful and not to lower the scope when the camera was attached. Guess who lowered the scope with the camera attached? Control was soooo quiet. I remember Chief Foote and his "battleship" play with my Division Officer LT (Captain) Chris Reiber (great battleship genius). There was Laboole, and a seaman by the name of Royaltey. Mr. Raggett (the eng), we had a guest officer aboard Mr. Partlow (John Wayne), Mr. Woehl, Mr. Coughlin. The crew was just fabulous, and made the spooks feel welcomed. You had a good Captain, a really good crew, a good boat. Many thanks for the ride.
Hi all: E-Mail address change for Charles "Smitty" Schmitt. New e-mail address is email@example.com. Keep the calls coming! We're loving hearing from old shipmates.
Kenneth (KC) Ward, MM2/SS Denver, Colorado I served on Scamp from Feb. 1977 until Apr. 1980. Shocked to see pictures of the UNITAS deployment. Old shipmates that I hadn't thought of in years. Hey anyone remember Fritz the cook chasing Max the Yeoman with the meat cleaver. Remember how Max would tease Fritz? Made Fritz go crazy! Last we saw of him he was dangling from a helicopter heading for Diego.
John Luce EM2(SS); aboard Scamp 83-87
Clark Fletcher, ET1/SS 82-86 Great site. I see lots of names here I remember.
MMCS(SS) Carl Stillwell - A gang 1973 to 1975
Frank Spina, TM1(SS) - 1981-1983 My E-mail address won't be active until April,4th.'03. I hope to see everyone in Reno in September. I will bring pictures from our '82 UNITAS. Later, Shipmates!
Served as machinist mate on SSN 588 from 1972-1975. Will be attending the 2003 reunion in Reno. Feel free to send me emails! Chris S Gandy
Site brought back many memories. After spending time on another SSN, I can say the Scamp crew was the best. Bill Stover, ET2/SS (Nuke) 2/77 to 3/79
Web site brought back a lot of great memories. I was the decomissioning engineer and fondly look back at the three great years I had on Scamp. There was never a dull moment on the old girl! Joseph L. Barnes (LCDR, USN, 85' - 88').
I'm 53 yrs old and just learning how to use a computer. I stumbled upon this site - ITS GREAT! I qualified aboard the Scamp 9/18/69 and left while we were in Bremerton and went to the USS Clamagore, SS343 in Groton. I got out of the Navy in July 1972. The site brought back memories. Thank you - Robert Brand
Gil Cropper ET1(SS) 1974-1980
Conn, Radio - we're in sync on the osub broadcast. Haven't had a chance to say that in a while. RM1(SS) Stred here. Served onboard from July 76 till April 79. Was leading radioman during Unitas XIX. Great website. Much thanks to my sea son, Paul Crotty, for sending me the link.
Alan D. Nabors, ETR2(SS); served on Scamp from Sep 1972 until Nov 1976. Looking at some of these names brings back a lot of memories! BOHICA!
Mark Byers, MM3 on Scamp 12/86-Decom, later MM2 on SSN-673.
Thank you for sharing your experiences!!
Roger M. Rackley IC2/SS, Mar76 thru Feb79, Great Website, saw a lot of names that I have forgotten, Ret. from USN Sept 95 as ICC/SS
Really cool web site~! I have heard from a couple of shipmates and still have been in contact with my Sea Daddy: RM1 (SS) James Stred, I was a radioman aboard the Scamp July ' 77 - Jan - 81 Was also the battle stations helms/planesman. UNITAS XX under CDR/ Groth. Run Silent --- Run Deep~!
Oscar Gamble, MM2/ELT. July 78 -- Sept(?) 79. Hi Folks. Anyone have any UNITAS pictures to share? I do -- Email me.
Thanks for maintaining this website! Erik Johnson here ... former MM2(SS/DV). Served aboard SCAMP from Mar '77 - Apr '79. I suffer from the same condition described by Don Jones, namely, have many fond memories, however, most of the names escape me. A few more to add to the M-Div list ... Al Parent MM3(SS) ... left the boat in '77. MM2(SS) Steve a.k.a. "Arf" Keopke left the boat right before UNITAS in '78. MM1(SS/DV) Ed Fitzpatrick believe he was onboard from '77-'78. Hope to hear from some of you and look forward to the reunion.
My son Joseph J. DiFiore was on the Scamp in 1980-81. I was in WW2 in the pacific. I was a GM2c, with the 7th Fleet, Amphibious Force, LST 452. At Leyte landing one of 14 assault landings, we were hit from stem to stern. Anyway one day after my son finished school, he said "I joined the Navy".
Joe Collins IC2(SS) (nuke); served from 1969 to November 1971. Left the boat during WesPac, while in Japan and went to NPTU Idaho. Served on Teddy Roosevelt as E-Div Chief, and was discharged in Jan. '77. Currently manage cattle ranch in eastern Oregon. Hope to make the upcoming Reno reunion!! Terrific job on this site. Best regards.
ET1(SS) Mike Hull (Nuke) From late 1976 Through May 1979 UNITAS 1978. If anyone e-mails, please state in your title that you were a shipmate on Scamp so it will not be blocked. Thanks.
Photo at the helm (23 New Images - All Years) is David Schmidt in the background and Gerald P. (Jerry) Dickey ET3 in the foreground.
ENS Cliff Whitcomb, USN - 1984-1986. Scamp was where I earned my gold dolphins - and I loved it! I was Comm Officer and CMS custodian. Had a tremendous crew working for me in the Radio room - we won the Squadron 2 Green 'C'. I remember bunking in hanging gardens, putting her 'on the step' as surface OOD, and the great port calls in the Med - and the Rook House, too! I'm retired now after 23 years on active duty - thanks for keeping her alive in this web site!
Awesome trip down memory lane. I got the web address from Joe "Momma" Difiore. MM2(SS) Steven K. McKee, 1979 to 1984
My ex-husband was on the USS Scamp in 1977. Went on the Dependants Day cruise - at about 6-7 months pregnant.......... !!!
I served in 66 and 67 as the Operations Officer and Communications Officer. My rank was Lt. I presently live in CA. I do intend to be in Reno for the 03 reunion. Richard Oubre', 8640 Fruitwood Ct., Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Mark Struloeff, IC 2nd Class, 12/71 to 7/75 current address: 15305 S. Carus Rd. Oregon City, Or. 97045 (503)632-7209
It’s a great site. Thank you for the many hours of labor. A review of the names here opens a floodgate of memories of events and friends. Just a few of the things I’ve remembered: •Long chow lines in the TR waiting for my favorite, “Scamp in the Box”. •My own personal cleaning space. The little space just fwd of Maneuvering. •Trim Parties. •Sight Glass watches. •Brown Ice in the ice maker. (Leaking Ball Valve) •Chasing glass balls around the ocean. Kudos for the torpedoman that finally shot and sunk them. •Convincing a New Div Officer that if he stood close enough the forward bulkhead of Lower AMS you could actually hear Steam Generator chemicals return to solution. •Shaft Alley Vise Contest: I rated only an "ELT Moan".
W. L. (Willy) Wilson MM1 (SS) 1973 - 1976
Charles Schmitt MM2(SS) 1976 thru 1980. Was an "A-Ganger".
George H Scott EN1 served aboard from 2/64 to 12/67 I am currently living in Fort Collins CO
Don Jones MM1/SS M-Div,Welder 1978 to 1982
Glad I stumbled upon this site! Oh the memories! I would like to add a few names to your crew list. I wish I could remember more but here's a start. These were aboard the Scamp while I was there:
Richard "Pigpen" Ehrler. MM/M-Div He is probably doing stand-up comedy somewhere. He kept us laughing through the scram drills.
Jose Luis Mejia MM/M-Div. I did my engine room watch quals with him.
Jimmy "JJ" Jackson EM/EM-div. One of my roommates in the Virginia Beach while we were in the Shipyard.
"Flash" Stinson. My other roommate. "Flash" because the Wiggins blew up in his face while testing shore power cables. Can't remember his first name.
Ron Legg MM/M-Div LPO. I think he made Chief before he left the Scamp.
? Eich MM1/M-div LPO after Ron Legg. Can't remember his first name either. He painted cars with Rich Stark (Eng. Officer)
Tom Gorman MM/ELT We hit the beach together in many ports.
Roger? Gamble MM/ELT Maybe Tom can verify his first name.
Pete Borchert MM1/M-Div
Bernie Pella MM/M-Div
Jerry Forbes MM/M-Div
Jim VanBuskirk MM/M-Div Left shortly after I arrived
Jack Bruni MMC/M-Div He showed me how to turn brass bar stock into ashtrays, miniature submarines, etc. The lathe in AMS upper level was always running.
Ken Byers MM/ELT Hated me ever since my "M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-E-L-T" joke when I first arrived on the Scamp.
Bruce "Bravo Zulu" Zollner. I think he was RC-div officer.
I remember more faces than I can put names to. I'll try to dig up some of the photos I took during the 2 UNITAS runs while I was aboard.
Keep up the good work!
May 1980 to 1983, ICFA(SU) to IC2(SS)Non-Nuke Frederick N. Lucci, Jr.
I served about while CDR. Schlichter was CO, and was there for the change to T.P. Guilfoil. I left shortly afterwards. I noticed my name is not on the ship's rolls. That's just wrong! I look forward to seeing my old shipmates as I keep in touch with about 5 of them now.
Joey Kidd; aka Grandpa; aboard from Jan 31, 71 to Mar 14, 77. Great Experience - wish it had ended differently. Remember BOHICA? Also, CDR Groth, I didn't make it in your Navy but I did make it on the outside. Thanks to all of y'all.
Robert C. Barnes, Capt, MC, USNR. Previously USS Scamp, LT 11/70-4/73
Taylor K. DeMun, LT-USN, E & RC Officer, commissioning crew.
Maurice (Ed) Morgan EM2 when reported to Scamp in 68, left as EM1/SS in 74. Moved to Lancaster, PA in 78. Hope to see you all in 2003 in RENO. If any of you recognize my name, please drop me a line. Ed
Lou, Every time that I check out the Scamp website, I am amazed at how much you have done to it. I recognize that this is not an easy task and we all owe you a tremendous debt of gratitude, not only for the site but for being so instrumental in getting us all back together again. Semper Submarinus Scampi, Lew Ross
Alex Marrero (Al) EM1(ss) E-Div, served from Dec. 71 until May 75 . Nice to see so many names from a great period of my life.
Commissioning Crew: YN2(SS) Retired USN as a LCDR (LDO program) Retired as a school administrator. We will attend the Scamp reunion in Reno
Floyd and Helen Fry 5247 Ocala Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89122 702-456-9355 CELL: 702-373-0610
Mark Hogan, ETR2 (SS), 64-68 Transferred off ship while she was in Guam after famous grounding. Attained the temporary rank of ETCS in 1981 aboard USS Haddock and retired shortly thereafter.
Does anyone have address for David Ranniger-commissioning crew or his wife (at that time?) Diane? We have lost contact. Hello Lew- Vinnie McNeil
We are eager to see the reunion plans and hope to attend. Bob McNeil-commissioning crew
Richard Hust. I reported to the in Scamp 2359 in San Diego, August of 1977, to Mr. Mathiny (sp?) as an IC nothing - conner and left the Scamp from Portsmouth. 3/81. I managed to get E-5 somehow. I just found your sight and it brings back some "glad there behind me" memories. Your web sight is nicely done except, were am I ???. I think I have a few pictures. Thanks, Hust.
Ray Gaddie ETR2 Served on Scamp 1971-1975. The names I see here are a blast from the past.
Everyone had a nickname like Mungi Moto Ross; Hog Heinrick, Mockaleen Oflin-Carter just to name a few. Mine was Bluto. Larry Patterson IC3(ss)
John Whittemore, ENCS(SS) 1969-1972
How to get our old shipmates to surface? Tell all those sea stories about them! Donny Keene was the only person who could sleep so much that every time I got off watch I would find him asleep in the hanging gardens. One day he was late for his watch and said his watch had stopped, so from that day on I would stop by his bunk and shake his arm to keep his self-winding watch wound. I'll bet he wears a battery powered watch today! Bill, take warning - I have many good "this ain't no-____ stories" and I'll tell all of them. Mr. Clinton P. Harris III Esq., you're next!
STS1 Marc A. Dube Served on her from May 82 to June 87 (the best years of my life)
GREAT SITE!!! A tribute to each and every shipmate who served on this boat. This site has steamed me back in time. I can still smell the scorched steam pipes, feel the rattle and hum of a flank surface transit, and hear the piercing sonar of some skimmer puke/buoy during war ops while trying to crash after port and starboard watch. AND I WOULD GO BACK in a heartbeat if i could! To all scamp shipmates, peace be with you, to all crewmembers who served with me, I MISS YOU ALL! To CAPT T. P., I would go to war under your command anytime! Just give the order CAPTAIN!! Thank you LOU!!! Peace and Health to all of you and your families!!!
Great site. Keep up the good work. Don't get here as often as I would like but always find something new and interesting. Dave Farran ET1(SS) (Reactor Operator and Tech) March 63 - may 66
Bob Smith ET1 and ET1(ss) from 1971 to 1974. Where are Pigpen (Will Hanson), Donny Keene, Denny Campbell, Gary Lester Blows Frogs (the pneumonic device for S5W Core 4 rod groups) Tom Reed, Mr. Spilker (I KNOW we loaded turkeys before we left!). Where are you guys? How about Stan (the man) Westover, and Gary Sudman, Rollo Weeks, Bruske (the rock crusher, crusher) By the way Scotty Young, I believe it was a Bronica that got "crunched" in the periscope well, and a Nikon that fit down the well ok. Miss you guys, miss submarines, miss the Navy. Bob Smith
Donald S (Scott) Young, ET1/SS, 1970-1972.
Great web site!! Not many members except Rod Stark from that time. He worked in my gang, nuke ET'S.
We had going away party for previous ET1/SS in Yokusaka (?) but he wasn't invited - great party.
Some other site had a comment that they thought that "Captain Crunch" referred to Cpt. Kellog and the cereal. NO!! We had two cameras which were used on the scope. The Topcon could fit down the well, but the Leika Flex would not! One day the Leika was on the scope and the CO ordered "Down Scope" and the photo officer cried NO, NO. But down it went and there was a Crunch and tinkle as parts of the Leika fell to the bottom of the scope well. Our newspaper headlined "Capt Crunch, or how the LeikaFlexes".
Someone please send address of Sea Story site which guessed (wrongly) about Cpt. Crunch. Thanks Scott
Randy Kohout, MM2/SS (Nuke Snipe and ELT) July 1971 - June 1975 Currently living in San Ramon, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
I served aboard the USS Scamp from September 1962 until September 1964 when I was discharged from the Navy. Enlisted in July 1960 in Gary, IN. I was a TM2(SS) at the time of my discharge. I had pride in my service aboard the Scamp and came very close to making the Navy a career. The Scamp was an exceptional Sub with an exceptional crew. I served under Dietzen, Crispin, and Adkins.
Keith Boger, Encinitas, CA
YN2(SS) Pat Carrigan, Junior YN, YNCS(SS) Gordon Hanson was Leading YN. I was on SCAMP from 79'-81 before being transferred to COMSUBRON SEVEN's Correspondance YN/Acting Administrative Asst before being selected as Flag Writer for COMSUBPAC, RADM A.B. SCOTT, USN.
i am very proud to be the son of Robert H. Allen, EMC. He is on eternal patrol and I miss hem very much. He loved the Navy and his submarine service. I am now a professional pilot for a company in St. Louis, MO. I salute the men who served to protect this great nation. Thank you. Capt. Doug Allen