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1954 - USS Cusk (SS-348) Year by Year History

Crewmembers, Pictures and Memorabilia

Click here to see a list of the Cusk crewmembers who came aboard in 1954

Cusk memorabilia and crew pictures from 1954 (Click on any item to see its full size):

"SSG" version of the Ship's Patch

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Cusk entering Mare Island to have

missile ramp and hanger removed, 1 July 1954

Cusk being moored by two tug boats at Mare Island after sea trials, 30 June 1954.  She was under repair at the yard from 15 February to 12 July, 1954.

Alternate version of Ship's Patch

Note the "SS" designation instead of SSG-3

(Photo courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Ship's Party

Around the Christmas Tree in the "Hollywood by the Sea" near Port Hueneme are

(L to R) Robert Lange, Clarence Brenke, unknown and Darrel G Miller

(Photo courtesy of Robert Lange)

Fishing on deck, offshore near Pt. Huenene, CA. are C. B. Stark, Robbie Robinson & Jimmy Carpenter

(Photo courtesy of Robbie Robinson)

Fishing on deck, offshore near Pt. Huenene, CA. are C. B. Stark (Standing left), Robbie Robinson  (Standing left center) & Joe Demay  (Standing Right)

(Photo courtesy of Robbie Robinson)

Jessie Kelly in the Forward Engine Room

 

Crewmembers who served aboard the Cusk in 1954:

Last Name City State Rank/Rate Years on Board Eternal Patrol Date Comments
Garrett E "Lightning" Baker Ft. Worth TX RM2(SS) 50 - 55    
Brenke, Clarence E Lafayette LA ENFN(SS) 54 - 56    
J C "Buddha" Bufford     QM1(SS) 54 - 57 15 December 1994  
Donald C Call Pensacola FL CS2(SS) 53 - 54 19 February 2012  
Jim L Carpenter Commerce City CO TM3(SS) 53 - 56    
Morris A Christensen     LT 54 - 55    
Charles Willott Crofts Greer SC IC3(SS) 53 - 54 22 November 2010  
John A Davidson     EN3(SS) 53 - 55    
Walter Eugene Dedrick     LTJG 46 & 52 - 55 28 September 1997 Plankowner, Executive Officer
Robert O "Bob" Gary Hixson TN YN3(SS) 53 - 54    
Clayton N Gatlin Brandon MS EN2(SS) 51 - 54 6 September 2012  
John W Green     TM1(SS) 54    
Max Alan Harrell Sebring FL FCC(SS) 53 - 54 1 November 2011 Retired as LCDR in 1969
J W Hickman Biloxi MS IC2(SS) 54 - 57 & 64 5 September 2014  
Michael O'Neill Johnston Tucson AZ ET3(SS) 53 - 56    
Jessie L Kelley Castro Valley CA EN1(SS) 54 - 60 1 September 2004  
Donald K Klinger Wabasha MN YN3(SS) 53 - 54    
Leo Paul Kunkel  Jacksonville FL ENCS(SS) 45 - 48 & 52 - 58 18 February 2015 Plankowner
Robert G Lange Bellingham WA EN3(SS) 54 - 56    
Mike L Lawless Glendale AZ ET3(SS) 51 - 54    
Joe R LeMaye     TM1(SS) 53 - 54    
Sammie E Lyons Ash Flat AR EMCS(SS) 53 - 59 5 October 2004  
John A McBriar Lynwood WA TM3(SS) 52 - 54 28 March 2015  
Richard A "Dick" McGuire San Diego CA SO2(SS) 53 - 55    
C J McLellan     EM3(SS) 53 - 54    
James McKinley Covington KY RM3(SS) 54 - 55 16 November 2012 -
W R Jr. "Maggy" Margelot     GM3(SS) 53 - 54    
Paul O Melton Miller's Creek NC EMC(SS) 53 - 57    
David D "Dave" Meyer West Richland WA EN2(SS) 53 - 55    
Darrell G Miller Pittsburg PA ICFN(SS) 53 - 54 21 May 2008  
Patrick J Moran     ENFN(SS) 54 - 56    
Robert L "Rigger" Moritz Virginia Beach VA GM2(SS) 54 - 57    
Jack Walter Nease Hot Springs Village AR SO2(SS) 54 - 57 28 June 2014  
Jim Oxrider     TM 54 - 55    
Eugene "Gene" Pridonoff Yorba Linda CA LCDR 53 - 55 6 November 2011 6th Captain of the Cusk
Theodore "Ted" Redolphi     SN(SS) 54 - 56    
Bob E "Robby" Robinson Nashville TN EN3(SS) 54 - 55    
Stephen Anthony Rogers     EMC(SS) 54 31 December 1992  
Glenn H Rowe Santee SC RM2(SS) 53 - 57 2 September 2014  
George Willis Rutledge Julian CA CS1(SS) 54 26 September 1999  
Anthony "Tony" Sauk Pascagoula MS FT1(SS) 54 - 56 Date Unknown  
Frank Oliver Shrope Las Vegas NV CSC(SS) 51 - 56 11 November 2009  
Wayne E Smith Sicklerville NJ YNC(SS) 54 - 56 26 June 2008  
Douglas "Doug" Stahl Honolulu HI LT 52 - 55    
Herbert Earl Thompson     EMC(SS) 54 22 January 1994 Retired as CDR
James D "Jim" Tow, Sr. Richland WA ETRSN(SS) 54 - 56   Retired as CDR
John J Tracey Bradenton FL TM2(SS) 52 - 54 11 November 2017  
Peter E Walther Polson MT ET1(SS) 51 - 55    
Donald B Wikeen

Jacksonville

FL LT 54   Retired as CAPT
Robert F Williamson, II San Diego CA LT 53 - 54 9 July 2003  

If you have any information, pictures, history, or crewmember names/information from the Cusk in 1953 (or any year), please contact the Cusk Webmaster. Thanks!  


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This page was last updated: 01/31/17