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

Jacksonville

FL LT 54   Retired as CAPT
Williamson, II Robert F 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