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1956 - 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 1956

Cusk memorabilia and crew pictures from 1956 (Click on any item to see its full size):

Cusk crooners on stage during Ship's Party

in Port Hueneme, 1956.  Cusk sailor in foreground with cigarette is Clarence "Ed" Brenke.

It is a little known fact that it was Cusk crewmembers who actually invented Karaoke many years before it became popular.

Jim Tow & Ted Ridolphi at the Top Deck in Port Hueneme, 1956

(Photo courtesy of Jim Tow)

Swim Call, 1956

Richard Clark & Harry Cook in foreground

Michael Johnston diving during

Swim Call, 1956

Shark watch from the bridge

during Swim Call, 1956

Sunset on Deck, 1956

Article about the Cusk in the Oxnard Press-Courier,

May 14, 1956, Page 1

(Article courtesy of Bill Vincent)

Article about the Cusk in the Oxnard Press-Courier,

May 14, 1956, Page 2

(Article courtesy of Bill Vincent)

Article about the Cusk in the Oxnard Press-Courier,

May 14, 1956, Page 1

(Article courtesy of Bill Vincent)

Article about the Cusk in the Oxnard Press-Courier,

May 14, 1956, Page 1

(Article courtesy of Bill Vincent)

 

Crewmembers who served aboard the Cusk in 1956:

Last Name First & MI City State Rank/Rate Years on Board Eternal Patrol Date Comments
Alvis Terrell H Linden TX BM1(SS) 56 - 57 8 April 2001  
Bearse Barrie H "Bucky" Uncasville CT EN3(SS) 55 - 57    
Berg Carl "Bud" Seabeck WA ET1(SS) 56 - 57 19 March 2016 Achieved rank of LT prior to retiring from the Navy.
Brenke, Clarence E   Lafayette LA ENFN(SS) 54 - 56    
Brown Charles Edwin "Scurvy" Albuquerque NM CSC(SS) 56 - 57 13 May 2014  
Bufford J C "Buddha"     QM1(SS) 54 - 57 15 December 1994  
Carpenter Jim L Commerce City CO TM3(SS) 53 - 56    
Carr J H     LTJG 56 - 57    
Castro Esteban       56    
Clark Richard Martin "Dick"     LCDR 55 - 57  2008 7th Captain of the Cusk
Cook, III Harry E Redwood City CA ETR3(SS) 55 - 57    
Dalton Bob Woodland CA ICCS(SS) 56 - 58    
Godfrey Richard S Union City CA HM1(SS) 56 - 57 22 February 2009  
Herring E. B. "Monte" Los Angeles CA LT 56 - 58    
J W Hickman   Biloxi MS IC2(SS) 54 - 57 5 September 2014  
Hukill Henry D "Hank" Elizabethtown PA LTJG 55 - 57 13 July 2006 Retired as a Captain
Hume James F Stilwell OK TM1(SS) 56 - 61 15 January 2015  
Johnston Michael O'Neill Tucson AZ ET3(SS) 53 - 56    
Kelley Jessie L Castro Valley CA EN1(SS) 54 - 60 1 September 2004  
Krist John L   HI EN1(SS) 56    
Kunkel  Leo Paul Jacksonville FL ENCS(SS) 45 - 48 & 52 - 58 18 February 2015 Plankowner
Lange Robert G Bellingham WA EN3(SS) 54 - 56    
Lubbes Charles "Chuck"     QMC(SS) 55 - 56 1966  
Lyons Sammie E Ash Flat AR EMCS(SS) 53 - 59 5 October 2004  
Maltsberger Jacob William "Jake"

Portland

OR SN(SS) 55 - 56    
McNay William L Tucson AZ EMC(SS) 55 - 57    
Meuse Carl Concord MA QM3(SS) 56 - 58    
Melton Paul O Miller's Creek NC EMC(SS) 53 - 57    
Moran Patrick J     ENFN(SS) 54 - 56    
Moritz Robert L "Rigger" Virginia Beach VA GM2(SS) 55 - 57    
Nease Jack Walter Hot Springs Village AR SO2(SS) 54 - 57 28 June 2014  
Nix Billy R LaGrange GA EN2(SS) 56 - 59    
Ornburn Marvin James     EM2(SS) 55 - 57    
Oxrider James Santa Maria ID TM1(SS) 55 - 62   Retired as LT
Perry Robert L Lindsay OK ENFN(SS) 56 - 57    
Pritzl Gerald "Jerry" Marshfield WI RM3(SS) 55 - 56 17 Aug 1998  
Redolphi Ted       54 - 56    
Rowe Glenn H Santee SC RM2(SS) 53 - 57 2 September 2014  
Sauk Anthony "Tony" Pascagoula MS FT1(SS) 54 - 56 Date Unknown  
Scairpon Jack Midway AR EN2(SS) 55 - 57    
Shrope Frank Oliver Las Vegas NV CSC(SS) 51 - 56 11 November 2009  
Smith Lyle W Lewiston ID EM2(SS) 55 - 56 2013  
Smith Wayne E Sicklerville NJ YNC(SS) 54 - 56 26 June 2008  
Sylar William R "Bill" Georgetown TN EM1(SS) 56 - 59    
Tow, Sr. James D "Jim" Richland WA ETRSN(SS) 54 - 56   Retired as CDR
Toynton Mervyn "Merv" San Francisco CA LT 56 - 57 1983  
Vincent William E "Bill" Cupertino CA

EN2(SS)

55 - 57 27 June 2016 Cusk Newsletter editor and publisher
Waller Joel A Gig Harbor WA EN3(SS) 56    
Weaver William H Cross SC CS2(SS) 56 - 58 10 September 2016  

If you have any information, pictures, history, or crewmember names/information from the Cusk in 1955 (or any year), please contact the Cusk Webmaster. Thanks!


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