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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:

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

Retired as TMCS(SS)

Clyde L Duback Vancouver WA TM3(SS) 60 - 63    
Mike F Fallatt Bella Vista AR STS2(SS) 58 - 61 12 November 2006 Retired as STCM(SS)
Robert W Fellingham, Sr. Roswell GA LT 60 - 62 7 January 2014  
Frank Foshee Morgan City LA SOSN(SS) 60 - 61    
Idell R "Dad" Foster     EN1(SS) 59 - 62 Date Unknown  
Harold D Foster, Jr.     EN1(SS) 60 - 62    
Frank Zamarron Fraga Roanoke TX EMC(SS) 47 - 52 & 61 - 63 5 June 2007 Chief of the Boat on his second tour aboard Cusk

Larry Bruce Franklin

Louisville KT LTJG 61 - 62 18 January 2018

Retired as Rear Admiral

Eugene Gaito     ENC(SS) 60 - 62 31 December 1991 Chief of the Boat
Robert J "Little Mo" Geary     EM2(SS) 59 - 62 14 September 2014  
Jon C Gehrt     SOS1(SS) 61 - 62 11 April 2002  
Robert Bryan "Bob" & "Hoot" Gibson, Jr. Tionesta PA LT 58 - 62 & 64 - 66 26 March 2013 Supply, Weapons, Engineering & Navigation Officer
Don Gill Daly City CA TM3(SS) 61 - 62    
Lawrence B "Larry" Goldstein Annapolis MD LT 59 - 62   Navigation Officer
Arthur M Green     TM2(SS) 61 - 62    

Charles F "Chuck" Harner, Jr.

Vienna VA LT 60 - 63 1 March 2017

Engineering Officer

Roger F Hathaway

Santa Fe NM EN3(SS) 60 - 61 11 December 2016  
Ed Heidigger Pueblo CO SO2(SS) 58 - 61   Retired as STC(SS)
Roy E Hopf Jacksonville FL EN3(SS) 60 - 61 17 March 2013  
Billy P Hrbacek Shelton WA ETR2(SS) 59 - 63    
Douglas Huber     TM3(SS) 61 - 63    
Huer     EN1(SS) 61 - 62    
James F Hume Stilwell OK TM1(SS) 56 - 61 15 January 2015  
Ollie Johnson     SN3(SS) 61 - 63    
Donald E Johnson Fernley NV RMC(SS) 61 - 64    
Gary Kelly     ETR2(SS) 61 - 62   Qualified in less than six weeks
Jack S Kimball Sun City West AZ SOS2(SS) 61 - 64 20 August 2011  
Thomas H "Tom" Knox Wickenburg AZ YN1(SS) 61 - 62    
Richard Anthony Kreitzberg     LTJG 59 - 61   Electrical Materiel Officer
Thomas J Krilowicz     LTJG 60 - 61    
Norman Gilbert Lanouette Rahway NJ QM1(SS) 58 - 61 10 April 1963 Lost at sea aboard the USS Thresher (SSN-593)
Norman G "Little Les" Leslie     TM1(SS) 61    
Frances E "Huey" Long Port Orchard WA EN1(SS) 61    
Gary Long Klamath Falls OR EM2(SS) 59 - 61    

Joseph H Loewenhardt

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

10th Captain of the Cusk

David "Nasty Mac" McCormick Murphysboro IL SOS2(SS) 61 - 63    
Gary McCrae     QM2(SS) 61 - 63    
David A McGrath     EM3(SS) 61 - 62    
Richard M "Mac" McKenzie Port Orange FL QM1(SS) 59 - 62    
William Pat Meagher Weaverville CA TM2(SS) 61 - 62    
Jerry Mitchell       61 - 63    
John W Moore     HMC(SS) 60 - 61    
Joseph A Morelli     EM1(SS) 60 - 61    
Frank M Murphy, Jr.     LCDR 60 - 61 Date Unknown Executive Officer
Warren B Nichelin     QM2(SS) 59 - 61    
Alfred M Nonato Ft. Washington MD EM1(SS) 59 - 61    
James Oxrider Santa Maria ID TM1(SS) 55 - 62   Retired as LT
Craig Ernest Pagden (Barkel) Vineland NJ EM2(SS) 59 - 61 5 December 2014  
Selwyn Sid Paskowitz Willow Street PA LTJG 61 - 63    
William J Penrod, Jr. South San Francisco CA EN3(SS) 60 - 62    
Merrill Damon Pippen, Jr.     ENS 60 - 62 1 January 1975

Electric Materiel Officer

Melvin R Preston     HM1(SS) 60 - 62 24 August 2002  
Larry Ratliff     TM3(SS) 60 - 61    
Jim Rebuck     ET1(SS) 61 - 62    
Richard C "Dusty" Rhodes Wheatfield IN EN3(SS) 59 - 62    
Richardson       61    
Carl D Saunders     EM1(SS) 61 - 62    
Vincent E Savino Elk Grove CA CS3(SS) 60 - 61 26 March 2001  
"The Kid" Schimel     TM2(SS) 61 - 62    
Thomas Franklin Sessions, II     LT 61 - 62   Communications Officer
Richard Ludlow Ware Smith Kaunakakai HI EN1(SS) 58 - 61 9 November 2009 Retired as LT
Gerald "Jerry" Spielman Yellville AK EN1(SS) 60 - 66 30 December 2015 Left Cusk in 1966 after volunteering to serve ashore in Vietnam.
James H "Jim" Spivey Goose Creek SC EN2(SS) 60 - 62    

Michael King "Mike" Stevenson

Lakeport CA ET2(SS) 61 - 63 22 November 2016  
Zeldon L Stamp     ETR3(SS) 61 19 February 2013  
Gerald C "Jerry" Stratton Alturas CA EN1(SS) 58 - 61 19 February 2013  
William Vincent Surman, Jr.     LCDR 61 - 62 Date Unknown Executive Officer, Became CO of USS Tiru
Charles Justin Swift, Jr. Yacolt WA LT 61 - 65    
Jack Trommer Bedford NH ET2(SS) 61 - 63    
Richard Gary Tucker Oldtown ID MM1(SS) 60 - 62 31 December 2014  
Mark Francis Vergot     HM2(SS) 61 8 September 1991  
William R Walker Jacksonville FL EN3(SS) 60 - 61    
Hershel Whitehead     EN1(SS) 60 - 61    
John C Wilson     RMCM(SS) 60 - 64  2 January 2013  
Len H Younker San Diego CA EM1(SS) 61 13 September 2014  

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