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1952 - USS Cusk (SS-348) Year by Year History

 

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Click here to see a list of the Cusk crewmembers who came aboard in 1952

Avalon Bay, Catalina Island, California

As seen through the Cusk's periscope

Clay Gatlin goes overboard

(Photo courtesy of Clay Gatlin)

Avalon Bay, Catalina Island, California

As seen through the Cusk's periscope

Avalon Bay, Catalina Island, California

As seen through the Cusk's periscope

 

Removing a wing section from the hanger

(Photos courtesy of National Archives)

Main body of missile being removed from the hanger

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Next out is the JATO (Jet Assisted Takeoff Assembly) pack and skid

(Photos courtesy of National Archives)

Attaching the main body to the JATO and skid

(Photos courtesy of National Archives)

Completing the wing assembly

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Assembling the nose cone and guidance equipment(Photos courtesy of National Archives)

Pulse Jet engine attachment

(Photos courtesy of National Archives)

Completing the nose cone assembly and making attachments for testing

(Photos courtesy of National Archives)

Final Nose Cone assembly

(Photos courtesy of National Archives)

Missile assembly is almost complete

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Pre-Launch testing

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System testing

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More testing of guidance system

(Photos courtesy of National Archives)

Pulse Jet engine test

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Missile is assembled, tested and ready for launch

(Photos courtesy of National Archives)

 

Crewmembers who served aboard the Cusk in 1952:

Last Name, First & MI City State Rank/Rate Years on Board Eternal Patrol Date Comments
Anderson, Ralph Walter La Mesa CA TM3(SS) 50 - 51 30 May 2012  
Baker, Garrett E "Lightning" Ft. Worth TX RM2(SS) 50 - 55    
Bangal, Francisco     TN(SS) 52    
Barry, Robert O     SN(SS) 50 - 52    
Bauman, Joseph W     ENC(SS) 50 - 53    
Bateman, Arnold Frederick Kansas City MO TM2(SS) 50 - 52  1 August 1987  
Baxley, Ben     LT 52    
Bell, Robert L Clovis CA EMFN(SS) 49 - 52 Date Unknown  
Berry, Ralph T     EMFN 52 - 53    
Blevins, Burl C     CS3(SS) 52    
Borchardt, Charles O     ET1(SS) 50 - 52    
Boushley, Jr, Charles "Charlie" Mesa AZ EM2(SS) 48 - 52    
Brinkerhoff, Jack O Traverse  City MI SOSN(SS) 50 - 53    
Bucknell, III, Howard LaJolla CA LT 49 - 52 1 October 1986 Guided Missile Officer
Budlong, John W     TMC(SS) 52    
Clark, Tom North Logan UT   52 13 March 2010  
Comperini, Robert Dominic Appleton WI EN3(SS) 49 - 52 1 December 2015  
Dedrick, Walter Eugene     LTJG 46 & 52 - 55 28 September 1997 Plankowner, Executive Officer
Dixon, Harold "Doc"     HMC(SS) 50 - 52 6 April 1975  
Donovan, Emmett William "Pappy"     ENC(SS) 50 - 53 31 January 1974  
Fischer, Robert L Hayward  CA SN(SS) 51 - 53 4 November 2008  
Fouts, William L     CS2(SS) 50 - 53    
Fraga, Frank Zamarron Roanoke TX EMC(SS) 47 - 52 & 61 - 63 25 June 2007 Chief of the Boat on his second tour aboard Cusk
Franklin, Gordon Scott San Diego CA ENFN(SS) 50 - 52 7 August 1982  
French, John Marrion     CSC(SS) 49 - 52 Date Unknown  
Gatlin, Clayton N Brandon MS EN2(SS) 51 - 54 6 September 2012  
Ghiselin, John Shankland "Red" Bremerton WA END1(SS) 50 - 53  18 July 2000 Received commission later in career and retired as LCDR
Gilbert, Ted C     FN(SS) 48 - 52    
Goodman, Robert Burnley     EN1(SS) 50 - 52    
Graham, Herbert William     RM1(SS) 46 - 53 Date Unknown Plankowner
Guarasci, Silvio Frank Port Orchard WA TM2(SS) 49 - 52    
Hanau, Walter F     QMQ2(SS) 49 - 52    
Hannon, Robert E     TM2(SS) 49 - 52    
Harlow, George Urban Ash Flat AZ SO2(SS) 49 - 53 16 September 2014  
Hervey, Roy A     CSSN(SS) 50 - 52    
Hirt, Dave P Glendale CA QM3(SS) 51 - 53 22 August 2016  
Hord, Paul O     QM1(SS) 47 - 52 Date Unknown  
Huckings, Joseph Q     EMP3(SS) 50 - 52    

Humphries, James M "Hump"

    EN3(SS) 50 - 52 24 October 1987  
Jerbert, Arthur H     LT 52    
Kane, James R     EM2(SS) 49 - 53 Date Unknown  
Kaze, Leonard S     YN3(SS) 51 - 52    
Kelley, Jr, Thomas O     EN1(SS) 52    
Knoche, Eugene Alfred St. Louis MO EN2(SS) 51 - 52 20 February 2004  
Kokeas, Christopher L "Nick" San Diego CA EN1(SS) 50 - 52 2 July 1996  
Kunkel, Leo Paul Jacksonville FL ENCS(SS) 45 - 48 & 52 - 58 18 February 2015 Plankowner
Lawless, Mike L Glendale AZ ET3(SS) 51 - 54    
Lawrence, Orsen S     ENC(SS) 52 - 53    
Marcum, Claud "Mark" Cottage Grove OR QM2(SS) 52 - 53    
Markham, Jr, Carl Robert Cottage Grove OR TM1(SS) 52 - 53    
Maxon, Vernon P "Barney" Des Peres MO LCDR 51 - 53    
Maynard, Mark John Long Beach CA QMC(SS) 52    
McBriar, John A Lynwood WA TM3(SS) 52 - 54 28 March 2015  
McDonald, Robert F Charlotte NC EN3(SS) 51 - 53    
McKenzie, Jr, William W "Mac" Silverdale WA LT 50 - 53    
McGaughey, Earl L Klamath Falls OR QMS3(SS) 51 - 52 19 September 1998  
Maxon, Vernon P "Barney" Des Peres MO LCDR 51 - 53    
Miller, Robert F El Cajon CA EM3(SS) 51 - 52    
Mitchell, Jerry     EMFN(SS) 52    
Momsen, Jr, Charles Bowers "Swede" Goleta GA CDR 51 - 53 21 October 2002 5th Captain of the Cusk
Munson, Clair W. "Bill"     SN(SS) 50 - 52 4 March 2016  
Murray, Jr, Earl A     SO3(SS) 46 - 52 Date Unknown Plankowner
O'Halloran, William Joseph "Bill" Ft. Collins CO ET1(SS) 51 - 52   Retired as LCDR
Peckenpaugh, Ray M Cottage Grove OR EN3(SS) 50 - 52 4 November 2014  
Pierson, Irwin Bruce Bremerton WA EM2(SS) 50 - 52   Retired as LCDR
Quinlivan, Jr, Frank B El Cajon CA TM1(SS) 49 - 53 1 December 2009  
Richard, James E     END1(SS) 52    
Rives, John L     SD3(SS) 49 - 52    
Rowe, William N     RM3(SS) 52    
Rowley, Robert R Sequim WA ET3(SS) 51 - 52    
Roseth, Ralph T     ENFN(SS) 52    
Rutherford, Charles B J     EN1SS) 52    
Salveson, Robert J     END2(SS) 52    
Sanchez, Panfilio     YN3(SS) 51 - 52    
Schoenberger, Herman Henry Pascagoula MS TM1(SS) 51 - 52 22 December 1995  
Schulze, Edward Thomas Alexandria VA IC2(SS) 52 14 January 2007  
Schurr,  Kenneth M     RMSN(SS) 49 - 52    
Senior, Harry B Orange Park FL SDC(SS) 46 - 52   Plankowner
Sheets, Kirby L     TM3(SS) 52    
Shippee, James Kenneth     GM2(SS) 50 - 52    
Shrope, Frank Oliver Las Vegas NV CSC(SS) 51 - 56 11 November 2009  
Smith, Eugene Edgar "Smitty" Vallejo CA ENC(SS) 48 - 52 29 June 1980  
Southern, Theodore C "Gunner"     GMCS(SS) 52 - 53    
Speed, Laverne Wright "Vern"     TM1(SS) 49 - 52 11 March 2006 Later commissioned and retired as Lieutenant
Stahl, Douglas "Doug" Honolulu HI LT 52 - 55    
Stewart, Gregory G     SA(SS) 48 - 50    
Stillahn, Donald J     RM2(SS) 52 11 March 2006 Later commissioned and retired as Lieutenant
Stowe, Edward M     QM3(SS) 52    
Talago, Jr, Joseph     LTJG 52    
Toni, Alfio San Francisco CA EMFN(SS) 50 - 53 4 June 2010  
Tracey, John J Bradenton FL TM2(SS) 52 - 54    
Vestal, Jack M     QMS2(SS) 52    
Walther, Peter E Polson MT ET1(SS) 51 - 55    
Webster, Douglas Alan     FCC(SS) 47 - 52 5 August 1988  
Weyenberg, Richard J "Dick" Kimberly WI FN(SS) 48 - 52 20 September 2003  
White, Jr, Lloyd R     LT 52    
Wiley, Edward James "Jim" Auburn CA SN(SS) 49 - 52  Date Unknown  
Wilson, Waldo W Encinitas CA LCDR 51 - 52    
Yates, William K     LTJG 52    

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