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1960 - USS Cusk (SS-348) Year by Year History

Crewmembers, Pictures and Memorabilia

1960 found the Cusk on the first of several "WestPacs" (cruise to the western Pacific) trips she would take over the next few years.  Her commanding officer that year was LCDR W. T. Mawhiney and LCDR F. M. Murphy was the Executive Officer (XO).

Cusk memorabilia and crew pictures from 1960.  Click on any picture to see its full size:

Richard McKenzie being helped into

the escape trunk in the Cusk's

Forward Torpedo Room

Christmas Menu- 1960

Christmas Menu (inside) - 1960

"Honorary Submariner"

Card presented to Sgt. Russell Shephard

for his service aboard the Cusk.

(Card courtesy of Russell Shephard)

Custom US Submarine Mail USS Cusk Envelope

dated 12 December.  Embossing stamp says

"USS Cusk  Department of the Navy"

(Card courtesy of Unknown)

 

RFUQ (Rig for Ultra Quiet) Patch

Patch created in Yokosuka, Japan, Fall, 1960

(Photo courtesy of Bill Hrbacek)

 

Crewmembers who served aboard the Cusk in 1960:

Last Name First & MI City State Rank/Rate Years on Board Eternal Patrol Date Comments
Alcantara Emmanuel L Goose Creek SC SN(SS) 59 - 61    
Atchinson Les Auburn CA RM2(SS) 60 - 62 9 April 2016  
Atha Vernon Rhodell     TMC(SS) 59 - 60 16 September 1991 COB
Barnwell Ralph     RM3(SS) 58 - 60    
Bearse Barrie H "Bucky" Uncasville CT EN3(SS) 58 - 61 4 June 2010  
Berryman William R     RM1(SS) 59 - 60    
Bradford Ralph W Augusta GA EN2(SS) 59 - 60    
Bradley Dale Randell Seattle WA QMC(SS) 59 - 61 27 July 2006  
Breaui, Jr. Ralph M     EN2(SS) 59 - 60    
Brittain Richard A "Dick" Snowflake AZ EN2(SS) 58 - 61    
Canfield         60    
Carnes Jimmie R Fallbrook CA EMC(SS) 60 - 62    
Caudill Jim D Glade Valley NC FTG2(SS) 60 - 62    
Celebrado Felipe A     SD3(SS) 59 - 60    
Charles Richard N     LTJG 59 - 60    
Chunn Kenneth E Cypress CA CS1(SS) 48 & 58 - 62    
Clark John Allen Lansing MI EM3(SS) 59 - 60    
Coleman Charles L Pinehurst NC LT 59 - 61 19 January 2005 Operations Officer
Cooper Donald R     IC1(SS) 60    
Crawford Robert Elliot Port Royal PA LCDR 59 - 60 20 December 2003 9th Captain of the Cusk
Crowe Ray A Bullhead City AZ ENCS(SS) 59 - 60 20 October 1994  
Cunningham Jack "Fish"     TM1(SS) 58 - 63 April 2008

Retired as TMCS(SS)

Daunie John G     CSSN(SS) 59 - 60    
Dixon Edward H Rehoboth DE ET1(SS) 59 - 60    
Duback Clyde L Vancouver WA TM3(SS) 60 - 63    
Edens Lloyd E     YN2(SS) 60    
Ewing Thomas D "Tom"     ETRSN 60    
Fallatt Mike F Bella Vista AR STS2(SS) 58 - 61 12 November 2006 Retired as STCM(SS)
Fellingham, Sr. Robert W Roswell GA LT 60 - 62 7 January 2014  
Foshee Frank Morgan City LA SOSN(SS) 60 - 61    
Foster Idell R "Dad"     EN1(SS) 59 - 62 Date Unknown  
Foster, Jr. Harold D     EN1(SS) 60 - 62    
Gabel Richard L     EM3(SS) 58 - 60 Date Unknown  
Gaito Eugene     ENC(SS) 60 - 62 31 December 1991 Chief of the Boat
Geary Robert J "Little Mo"     EM2(SS) 59 - 62 14 September 2014  
Gibson, Jr. Robert Bryan "Bob" & "Hoot" Tionesta PA LT 58 - 62 & 64 - 66 26 March 2013 Supply, Weapons, Engineering & Navigation Officer
Gile Roger H Chino CA EN3(SS) 59 - 60   Twin brother to Ron
Gile Ron T Bridgeport CT EN2(SS) 59 - 60   Twin brother to Roger
Goldstein Lawrence B "Larry" Annapolis MD LT 59 - 62   Navigation Officer
Green Arthur M     TM2(SS) 60    

Charles F "Chuck" Harner, Jr.

  Vienna VA LT 60 - 63 1 March 2017

Supply Officer

Harrison Gay L R     HM1(SS) 59 - 60    
Harton Charles W     TM2(SS) 57 - 60    
Hathaway Roger F Santa Fe NM EN3(SS) 60 - 61 11 December 2016  
Heath Clyde D Vallejo CA ENC(SS) 60    
Heidigger Ed Pueblo CO SO2(SS) 58 - 61   Retired as STC(SS)
Hopf Roy E Jacksonville FL EN3(SS) 60 - 61 17 March 2013  
Hrbacek Billy P Shelton WA ETR2(SS) 59 - 63    
Hume James F Stilwell OK TM1(SS) 56 - 61 15 January 2015  
Johnson Carl A     TMSA 60    
Johnson Dale Clark Coronado CA LT 59 - 60 1 September 2011  
Jones William D "Bill"   AZ ETN2(SS) 58 - 60 13 August 2006  
Joyner, Jr. James A Falls Church VA MT3(SS) 59 - 60    
Kelley Jessie L Castro Valley CA EN1(SS) 54 - 60 1 September 2004  
Kimball Edward A Minneapolis MN IC2SS) 59 - 60 Date Unknown  
Kirsch Nelson Pepper Pike OH EM2(SS) 60    
Kreitzberg Richard Anthony     LTJG 59 - 61   Electrical Materiel Officer
Krilowicz Thomas J     LTJG 60 - 61    
Lanouette Norman Gilbert Rahway NJ QM1(SS) 58 - 61 10 April 1963 Lost at sea aboard the USS Thresher (SSN-593)

Loewenhardt

Joseph H Honokaa HI EM2(SS) 60 - 63 7 August 2016 Died in an glider accident in Minden, Nevada
Long Gary Klamath Falls OR EM2(SS) 59 - 61    
Mawhiney William Thomas "Tom" Fallbrook CA LCDR 60 - 62   10th Captain of the Cusk
Mayfield, III Standwix G "Stan"     LCDR 59 - 60    
McGowan John B     SA(SS) 60    
McKenzie Richard M "Mac" Port Orange FL QM1(SS) 59 - 62    
Meassick James V Cincinnati OH EM1(SS0 59 - 60 21 July 2005  
Mallery, Sr. Daniel S Walla Walla WA QM2(SS) 60 - 62    
Mar Robert     EM1(SS) 59 - 60    
Marcum Claud "Mark" Wayne WV QM2(SS) 58 - 62    
Moore John W     HMC(SS) 60 - 61    
Morelli Joseph A     EM1(SS) 60 - 61    
Muller Joseph Patrick "Joe" Port Charlotte FL EN3(SS) 58 - 60    
Murphy, Jr Frank M     LCDR 60 - 61 Date Unknown Executive Officer
Odell Arthur William "Bill" Nevada City CA IC2(SS) 57 - 60    
Oxrider James Santa Maria ID TM1(SS) 55 - 62   Retired as LT
Pagden (Barkel) Craig Ernest Vineland NJ EM2(SS) 59 - 61 5 December 2014  
Patterson Ronald E Pascagoula MS EN3(SS) 59 - 60 19 March 2009  
Penrod, Jr. William J South San Francisco CA EN3(SS) 60 - 62    
Pippen, Jr. Merrill Damon     LTJG 60 - 62 1 January 1975 Supply Officer
Preston Melvin R     HM1(SS) 60 - 62 24 August 2002  
Quick Roland "Ronnie" J Franklin IN CS3(SS) 59 - 60 25 November 2015  
Ratliff Larry     TM3(SS) 60 - 61    
Rhodes Richard C "Dusty" Wheatfield IN EN3(SS) 59 - 62    
Ruthenberg Donald E "Root" San Diego CA   60    
Sagmaquen Modesto S     TN(SS) 59 - 60    
Savion Vincent E Elk Grove CA CS3(SS) 60 - 61 26 March 2001  
Shephard Russell     SGT. 60   USMC Cusk Rider
Shook Ronald H Hermitage PA SOS2(SS) 59 - 60    
Shuck Razz Versailles KT EM3(SS) 57 - 60    
Smith Richard Ludlow Ware Kaunakakai HI EN1(SS) 58 - 61 9 November 2009 Retired as LT
Specht Richard A Grand Junction CO ETR2(SS) 59 - 60    
Spielman Gerald "Jerry" Yellville AK EN1(SS) 60 - 66 30 December 2015 Left Cusk in 1966 after volunteering to serve ashore in Vietnam.
Spivey James H "Jim" Goose Creek SC EN2(SS) 60 - 62    
Standridge Stinks     EN1(SS) 60 - 61    
Stratton Gerald C "Jerry" Alturas CA EN1(SS) 58 - 61 19 February 2013  
Thomsen Arthur R "Art" Lansing IL FTSN(SS) 59 - 60 13 July 2016 Retired in 1979 and from the Navy Reserves in 1993
Tucker Richard Gary Oldtown ID MM1(SS) 60 - 62 31 December 2014  
Walker William R Jacksonville FL EN3(SS) 60 - 61    
Weberski Edward L Merlin OR CSCA(SS) 60 - 63    
Webber Ronald C     ICFA(SS) 59 - 60    
Weberski Edward L Merlin OR CS1(SS) 59 - 60    
Whitehead Hershel     EN1(SS) 60 - 61    
Wilson John C     RMCM(SS) 60 - 64 2 January 2013  
Witt Harold D Acadia CA TM3(SS) 59 - 60    
Yngve Robert H     TM1(SS) 59 - 60 11 May 1982  

If you have any information, pictures, history, or crewmember names/information from the Cusk in 1950 (or any year), please contact the Cusk Webmaster. Thanks!


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This page was last updated: 01/31/17