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1961 - USS Cusk (SS-348) Year by Year History

Crewmembers, Pictures and Memorabilia

1961 saw the end of the Cusk's 14 years of historical contributions to the U. S. Navy's missile programs as well as her more recent participation to the Regulus Missile program.  It was in September of this year that her Regulus Missile guidance equipment is removed from the old Missile Center below the mess deck, and the Cusk was redesignated SS-348.  After the missile control equipment was removed, it was replaced by the ECM (Electronic Counter Measures) equipment from its previous location portside aft in the Control room.

Click here to see a list of the Cusk crewmembers who came aboard in 1961

Cusk memorabilia and crew pictures from 1961 (Click on any item to see its full size):

Cusk at sea - unidentified location

(Photo courtesy of Jack Trommer)

Dependents Cruise

Cusk family members pose with the Captain Mawhiney (far left) and the COB (John Wilson on far right) after getting some quality sea time with the crew.

(Source of photo unknown)

Jim Caudill near the front of the sail

(Photo courtesy of Jim Caudill)

View of the Cusk's bow at sea

(Source of photo - Jim Caudill)

Pier Ceremony

(Photo courtesy of Jack Trommer)

Cusk moored at unknown location

(Photo courtesy of Jack Trommer)

 

Crewmembers who were aboard the Cusk in 1961:

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    
Alkire Richard R Ladson SC FT2(SS) 61    
Atchinson Les Auburn CA RM2(SS) 60 - 62 9 April 2016  
Baker Robert G Las Vegas NV RM2(SS) 61    
Bearse Barrie H "Bucky" Uncasville CT EN3(SS) 58 - 61 4 June 2010  
Berryhill Bob     ET3(SS) 61 - 63    
Boak Jerry Detroit MI EM3(SS) 61 - 63 2002  
Bolen Roger Corona CA SOSN(SS) 61 - 62    
Bradley Dale Randell Seattle WA QMC(SS) 59 - 61  27 July 2006  
Brittain Richard A "Dick" Snowflake AZ EN2(SS) 58 - 61    
Buchanan Buck Charleston SC ICFN(SS) 61 - 62    
Carnes Jimmie R Fallbrook CA EMC(SS) 60 - 62    
Caudill Jim D Glade Valley CA FTG2(SS) 60 - 62    
Chunn Kenneth E Cypress CA CS1(SS) 48 & 58 - 62    
Christensen Chris     ET2(SS) 61 - 63    
Clarke Reginald A Beverly Hills FL ET3(SS) 61    
Coleman Charles L Pinehurst NC LT 59 - 61 19 January 2005 Operations Officer
Crosby Stuart W Keizer OR IC3(SS) 61 - 63    
Cunningham Jack "Fish"     TM1(SS) 58 - 63 April 2008

Retired as TMCS(SS)

Duback Clyde L Vancouver WA TM3(SS) 60 - 63    
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    
Fraga Frank Zamarron Roanoke TX EMC(SS) 47 - 52 & 61 - 63 5 June 2007 Chief of the Boat on his second tour aboard Cusk
Franklin Larry Bruce Louisville KT LTJG 61 - 62    
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
Gill Don Daly City CA TM3(SS) 61 - 62    
Goldstein Lawrence B "Larry" Annapolis MD LT 59 - 62   Navigation Officer

Charles F "Chuck" Harner, Jr.

  Vienna VA LT 60 - 63 1 March 2017

Engineering Officer

Hathaway

Roger F Santa Fe NM EN3(SS) 60 - 61 11 December 2016  
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    
Huber Douglas     TM3(SS) 61 - 63    
Huer       EN1(SS) 61 - 62    
Hume James F Stilwell OK TM1(SS) 56 - 61 15 January 2015  
Johnson Ollie     SN3(SS) 61 - 63    
Johnson Donald E Fernley NV RMC(SS) 61 - 64    
Kelly Gary     ETR2(SS) 61 - 62   Qualified in less than six weeks
Kimball Jack S Sun City West AZ SOS2(SS) 61 - 64 20 August 2011  
Knox Thomas H "Tom" Wickenburg AZ YN1(SS) 61 - 62    
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)
Leslie Norman G "Little Les"     TM1(SS) 61    
Long Gary Klamath Falls OR EM2(SS) 59 - 61    

Loewenhardt

Joseph H Honokaa HI EM2(SS) 60 - 63 7 August 2016 Died in an glider accident in Minden, Nevada
Mallery, Sr. Daniel S Walla Walla WA QM2(SS) 60 - 62    
Marchwinski James C Wyoming MI ETR2(SS) 61 - 63 30 December 2002  
Marcum Claud "Mark" Wayne WV QM2(SS) 58 - 62    
Mawhiney William Thomas "Tom" Fallbrook CA LCDR 60 - 62  

10th Captain of the Cusk

McCormick David "Nasty Mac" Murphysboro IL SOS2(SS) 61 - 63    
McCrae Gary     QM2(SS) 61 - 63    
McGrath David A.     EM3(SS) 61 - 62    
McKenzie Richard M "Mac" Port Orange FL QM1(SS) 59 - 62    
Meagher William Pat Weaverville CA TM2(SS) 61 - 62    
Mitchell Jerry       61 - 63    
Moore John W     HMC(SS) 60 - 61    
Morelli Joseph A     EM1(SS) 60 - 61    
Murphy, Jr. Frank M     LCDR 60 - 61 Date Unknown Executive Officer
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  
Paskowitz Selwyn Sid Willow Street PA LTJG 61 - 63    
Penrod, Jr. William J South San Francisco CA EN3(SS) 60 - 62    
Pippen, Jr. Merrill Damon     ENS 60 - 62 1 January 1975

Electric Materiel Officer

Preston Melvin R     HM1(SS) 60 - 62 24 August 2002  
Ratliff Larry     TM3(SS) 60 - 61    
Rebuck Jim     ET1(SS) 61 - 62    
Rhodes Richard C "Dusty" Wheatfield IN EN3(SS) 59 - 62    
Saunders       EM1(SS) 61 - 62    
Savion Vincent E Elk Grove CA CS3(SS) 60 - 61 26 March 2001  
Schimel "The Kid"     TM2(SS) 61 - 62    
Sessions, II Thomas Franklin     LT 61 - 62   Communications Officer
Smith Richard Ludlow Ware Kaunakakai HI EN1(SS) 58 - 61 9 November 2009 Retired as LT
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    

Stevenson

Michael King "Mike" Lakeport CA ET2(SS) 61 - 63 22 November 2016  
Stratton Gerald C "Jerry" Alturas CA EN1(SS) 58 - 61 19 February 2013  
Surman, Jr. William Vincent     LCDR 61 - 62 Date Unknown Executive Officer, Became CO of USS Tiru
Swift, Jr. Charles Justin Yacolt WA LT 61 - 65    
Trommer Jack Bedford NH ET2(SS) 61 - 63    
Tucker Richard Gary Oldtown ID MM1(SS) 60 - 62 31 December 2014  
Walker William R Jacksonville FL EN3(SS) 60 - 61    
Whitehead Hershel     EN1(SS) 60 - 61    
Wilson John C     RMCM(SS) 60 - 64  2 January 2013  

If you have any information, pictures, history, or crewmember names/information from the Cusk in 1961 (or any year), please contact the Cusk Webmaster. Thanks!


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This page was last updated: 01/31/17