Last Name :   Howard
First Name :   Dwight
Years served :   1983-1987
Division :   FT
Favorite Port of Call :   Vancouver, BC
Favorite Memory :   3. My brother riding back from BC to San Francisco. 2. Getting kicked out of Pearl. 1. Tie: DeBoer wrecking on way back from the cow.. or.. IKE blowing cig smoke in the MCPONs face. (DOC: You were no angel either.)
General Comments :   Nice site, nice to see some familiar names. Hope all are well. Especially nice to see the memoriam. Its was sad to see Seans name there again. But nice he and others are remembered.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   monrcar@yahoo.com or www.myspace.com/monrcar
Last Name :   Sarver
First Name :   Shawn
Years served :   1992-1994
Division :   M
Favorite Port of Call :   The only port of call was San Deigo and Mare island
Favorite Memory :   Coming home after the last mission in 1993
General Comments :   Looking for Rick Kosey if anyone knows where he is
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   shawnsarver@hotmail.com
Last Name :   Crowder
First Name :   Dennis
Years served :   1991 - 1994
Division :   Exec
Favorite Port of Call :   Vallejo
Favorite Memory :   San Diego
General Comments :   Love the site.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   ynss@hotmail.com
Last Name :   Shiver (RMC SS ret)
First Name :   Nelson
Years served :   74-76
Division :   radio
Favorite Port of Call :   R.B.RS First Med Cruise
Favorite Memory :   First Plank Owners Reunion
General Comments :   Great web site, the photos are great, brings back lots of memories
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   nelsonshiver@bellsouth.net
Last Name :   Brodhag
First Name :   Bill
Years served :   81-85
Division :   JO
Favorite Port of Call :   There were SOOO many.... Esquimalt... Pearl.... San Diego....
Favorite Memory :   Again... too many.... How about... We know this is the Officers pool -- WERE Officers!! told to the Pearl SP, by Moyer, Dietrich, Coughlin, and Nance! Milton and Stathos got away!
General Comments :   Very nice site - Doc!
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   bill13576@yahoo.com
Last Name :   Nichols
First Name :   Carl F. (SHORTE)
Years served :   Aug. 1980-Feb 1984
Division :   Supply (MS-DIVISION)
Favorite Port of Call :   Alot happened in Holy Loch Scotland Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. and SFO
Favorite Memory :   Becoming a Bluenose alongside XO Theodore Rice ,Barracks life at Mare Island,and keeping Danny Davis out of trouble or at least trying to!!!
General Comments :   What an awesome sight to see Dickey B on this website. My hats off to you guys.So many memories of friends and shipmates came flooding back.Always wondered what if I had stayed in, but am content with life as it is now.Im in Fresno, Ca. E-mail me if inter
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   ericarl4@sbcglobal.net
Last Name :   Buccieri
First Name :   Tom
Years served :   76-78
Division :   NAV-QM
Favorite Port of Call :   Gibraltar, LaSpezia, Naples
Favorite Memory :   Too many to pick just one
General Comments :   For the most part enjoyed my time on board RBR
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   cptnTomB@gmail.com
Last Name :   Otto
First Name :   Paul
Years served :   88-90
Division :   ET
Favorite Port of Call :   San Diego
Favorite Memory :   The look on Macs Face while on the Matterhorn at Disneyland and the constant sreaming to let him off. Tony, thanks for all the pics down memory lane.
General Comments :   I had some great times while serving on the boat with a lot of great friends.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   deepcdvr27@yahoo.com
Last Name :   Horner
First Name :   Jonathan
Years served :   1989 - 1992
Division :   QM
Favorite Port of Call :   What port call
Favorite Memory :   Being apart of a great Division and Department
General Comments :   Has anyone heard from Curtis Becker
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   Renroh2u@aol.com
Last Name :   Breslin
First Name :   Tom
Years served :   
Division :   
Favorite Port of Call :   
Favorite Memory :   
General Comments :   Chris Brenner was a friend of mine, we went through EM A and Nuc School together. I just found your memoriam page for Chris and just wanted to say nice job. Chris was a great guy, and he is missed.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   tom_breslin@yahoo.com
Last Name :   Rother
First Name :   Robert
Years served :   92-94
Division :   Supply
Favorite Port of Call :   Hawaii
Favorite Memory :   arriving to the boat and getting the name checker
General Comments :   
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   rehtor2000@yahoo.com
Last Name :   Mahaffey
First Name :   Michael
Years served :   1985-1989
Division :   NAV
Favorite Port of Call :   Japan
Favorite Memory :   Just having such great people on the finest sub ever!
General Comments :   this is a great website! Thx Doc for all your hardwork on the site.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   mailmanmike04@yahoo.com
Last Name :   Durham
First Name :   Donald
Years served :   1974 - 1978
Division :   RC
Favorite Port of Call :   St. Croix
Favorite Memory :   We were in Cuba. Rick Walleman and I had duty the first night in and of course we got to hear all of the stories. We went out the second night and had a few as the two of us were known to do and on the ride back to the boat on the bus Rick decided he want
General Comments :   
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   Don_durham39@hotmail.com donald.durham@siemens.com
Last Name :   Brown
First Name :   Kevin
Years served :   1979-1981
Division :   SK
Favorite Port of Call :   PCAN
Favorite Memory :   trying to keep up with yn1 slater and sk2 markus when they went out drinking.
General Comments :   russell was a great boat with a very intersting crew,in my 20 years in it was the best boat i was on.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   kevinbrownm@aol.com
Last Name :   Gonzales
First Name :   Carlos
Years served :   1981-1983
Division :   Sonar
Favorite Port of Call :   Horse and Cow
Favorite Memory :   My first Boat, Sad to see her gone but Glad shes not forgotten.
General Comments :   
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   anhaux@hotmail.com
Last Name :   Redgate
First Name :   Billy
Years served :   1979-1980
Division :   sonar
Favorite Port of Call :   La Mad
Favorite Memory :   anytime I wasnt on restriction
General Comments :   I was young and a punk,but the crew were some of the best guys Ive ever met.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   
Last Name :   Ross
First Name :   Wayne
Years served :   1978-1981
Division :   NavET
Favorite Port of Call :   Trondhiem Norway
Favorite Memory :   Throwing up in an EAB bag while driving the boat on the surface. The Cob, as I recall was FTCM ? Thompson and he wouldnt get me a relief...
General Comments :   Great times and crew.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   wayne.ross@siemens.com
Last Name :   Gaither
First Name :   Andy
Years served :   1990-1993
Division :   Sonar, RC Div
Favorite Port of Call :   
Favorite Memory :   
General Comments :   
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   jag6x642@yahoo.com
Last Name :   Delagasse
First Name :   Mark
Years served :   1984 - 1987
Division :   OE
Favorite Port of Call :   Vallejo
Favorite Memory :   First time at watch as DOOW. I cross decked from the USS Drum, and the Captain waived my quals as a diving officer, so everyone was watching the first time I dove the ship...
General Comments :   A wonderful ship, I wonder why it had to be decommissioned?
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   n6hyf@elltel.net
Last Name :   Toby
First Name :   Richard
Years served :   83-84
Division :   MS
Favorite Port of Call :   
Favorite Memory :   Several months in Hawaii spending a couple of days at sea and a couple in port.
General Comments :   Love this site, I wish I had found it sooner. (When I first joined the crew my last name was Denison, I had it changed while we were in Mare Island) Being on the chubby side of Navy fitness standards, most of the crew called me Tubby instead of Toby. No h
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   rickt1144@yahoo.com
Last Name :   Guy
First Name :   Tim
Years served :   3.5
Division :   FT/DS
Favorite Port of Call :   Gilbralter, The Med of 80, Ft Lauderdale
Favorite Memory :   Many,Many good menories, they erase any of the bad ones.
General Comments :   The site puts me back 30 years, how are my friends, Teller, Faulkner, Andy Masters,Nick Steyer and the Magician Kent?? and my best to everyone else. Living submerged and undetected in Charleston SC
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   Guys9171@aol.com
Last Name :   Schmoe
First Name :   Christopher
Years served :   1988-1991
Division :   RC
Favorite Port of Call :   Port of Call? Whats that? Didnt really get them when I was onboard but I remember, kinda, Tijuana :)
Favorite Memory :   Qualifing Subs and EWS.
General Comments :   Brought back some memories of my first boat. Even recognized some of the people and places.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   crschmoe@yahoo.com
Last Name :   Witcher
First Name :   Jay
Years served :   1979-1982
Division :   Sonar Gang
Favorite Port of Call :   La Maddalena
Favorite Memory :   Swimming in the Panama Cannel
General Comments :   
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   j2112@bellsouth.net
Last Name :   Lacell
First Name :   James
Years served :   1978-1981
Division :   RC
Favorite Port of Call :   Bergen, Norway, and Lauderdale, and back in Groton when we got there.
Favorite Memory :   Swim calls in Carribean, Getting stuck on overboard discharge watch the first day/night I reported while flooding drydock in Portsmouth. BLUENOSE ceremony during the northern run.
General Comments :   The RBR was my first sub and a great learning experience despite ending the first marriage. Hats off to Chief Davis for saving my butt a few times.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   Drop a line if you remember ETN2 from RC Div. I retired in 97 and work a civilian gas turbine plant now. jimfrenchman@yahoo.com
Last Name :   Lundin
First Name :   Roger
Years served :   1974 -1985 (3 tours)
Division :   Sonar
Favorite Port of Call :   All were good.
Favorite Memory :   Everything we, as a crew, did.
General Comments :   When I joined the Navy I it was so I didnít have to go into the Army. I spent my first 12 years on surface ship and then volunteered for Submarine duty. My first submarine was the pre commissioning crew of the USS Richard B. Russell, SSN 687. We spent a f
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   Asubsailor@gmail.com
Last Name :   Goebel
First Name :   Dan
Years served :   1978-1980
Division :   M & A
Favorite Port of Call :   Antigua
Favorite Memory :   When the door to the XOs stateroom was removed, he was a little upset and secured the midnight movie.
General Comments :   Anybody know whatever happened to J. J. Laplatney, AKA Flange?
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   GSCMSW@comcast.net
Last Name :   Jones
First Name :   Rob
Years served :   1984-1989
Division :   A-gang
Favorite Port of Call :   Esquimalt
Favorite Memory :   Watching Jimmy Fox attempt to repeat the oath of enlistment while under the influence in the wardroom while at Esquimalt Canada
General Comments :   Retired as a Master Chief in Jan 2006. Managing a Submarine software development project at NUWC Keyport, Wa
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   rjones726@yahoo.com
Last Name :   Cardwell
First Name :   John
Years served :   2
Division :   Supply
Favorite Port of Call :   all the carribean islands
Favorite Memory :   being in port in FT. Lauderdale in 76 for all the bicentenial celebrations.......lots of Tom Foolery went on there !
General Comments :   
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   JCard53542aol.com
Last Name :   Jones
First Name :   Jimmie
Years served :   83-85
Division :   Radio
Favorite Port of Call :   Honolulu
Favorite Memory :   Receiving my silver dolphins in November 1983. Officers removing the Comsubpac plants and disposing of them in the Commanding Officer stateroom in the wee ours of the monrning. (training was held by CDR Peterson)
General Comments :   A great submarine with many great crews. It is an honor to have the USS Richard B. Russel (SSN 687) on my resume and a past memory.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   mjones202@cox.net
Last Name :   Gray
First Name :   Richard
Years served :   91-94
Division :   IC
Favorite Port of Call :   
Favorite Memory :   
General Comments :   
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   reachme@chipgray.com
Last Name :   Saenz
First Name :   Bob
Years served :   75-76
Division :   QM
Favorite Port of Call :   Any port
Favorite Memory :   All memories of the RBR are good memories. Cant really remember any bad days.
General Comments :   QMCM(SS) Retired 1993
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   COB702@cox.net
Last Name :   Isaacson
First Name :   Ike
Years served :   1/84-1/88
Division :   IC
Favorite Port of Call :   Honolulu
Favorite Memory :   Working with all of the guys, Sammy Epps, Scarface DeBoer, The Whacko Quack - Doc Ezzell
General Comments :   Tough job under difficult circunstances - hey guys send me a kite
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   ike1950@comcast.net
Last Name :   Seiter
First Name :   Jeff
Years served :   1987-1991
Division :   E-Div
Favorite Port of Call :   Hmmm there were so many.... Uhh Not *LAUGHS*
Favorite Memory :   Too many memories. My favorite thing about the Russell was the people!
General Comments :   You would have thought I had learned my lesson about nucs but that is what I am still doing only and a commercial power plant (Arkansas Nuclear One)
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   jams723@cox.net
Last Name :   Krauss
First Name :   Bill
Years served :   79-82
Division :   ET
Favorite Port of Call :   Holy Loch
Favorite Memory :   Liberty in Israel and getting to know the people and seeing most of the places I had hoped to see.
General Comments :   My time on the Russellfish was the best time I had in my Navy career.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   krausswe@netscape.net
Last Name :   TALERICO (RICO)
First Name :   DAVID
Years served :   84-87
Division :   MS
Favorite Port of Call :   PICK ONE
Favorite Memory :   HORSE & COW (WHAT ELSE) UPSIDE-DOWN MARGARITAS ALWAYS A GOOD TIME HANGIN OUT WITH A-GANG....TOO MANY TO COUNT !
General Comments :   HAD ONE HELL OF A TIME ON THE DICKY-B. NOW I HELP HOMELESS VETERANS HERE IN SAN FRANCISCO.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   dtalerico@stp-sf.org
Last Name :   Jones
First Name :   Ferdinand
Years served :   1978 to 1979
Division :   Medical
Favorite Port of Call :   
Favorite Memory :   
General Comments :   Sorry Doc Collins, (not Roberts) Glad your doing well, you really looked out for me. I ended up as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 6 years after I got out in 1988. Im looking to study Molecular Physics soon.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   fjones637@yahoo.com
Last Name :   Jones
First Name :   Ferdinand
Years served :   1978-1979
Division :   Medical
Favorite Port of Call :   Norway
Favorite Memory :   Blue Nose Ceramony
General Comments :   It really depresses me that the Dicky B was decomisioned. I wish I had not ever left that boat. Dirty Earl, Big Ed, Doc Roberts I really miss you guys. I wish I would have taken more picturs when I was on the boat, maybe I would be on the web site.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   fjones637@yahoo.com
Last Name :   Don
First Name :   Koeppe
Years served :   
Division :   
Favorite Port of Call :   
Favorite Memory :   
General Comments :   Hey, Trying to find an old shipmate of mine named Pruitt E. Henery III or HAMMER he served onboard in about 87-90 anybody have an adress or E-Mail or just an idea???? Don Koeppe ET2/SS U.S.S. Greenling ssn614 donandlu@alltel.net
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   donandlu@alltel.net
Last Name :   Amposta
First Name :   Joey
Years served :   1974-1976
Division :   Auxiliary
Favorite Port of Call :   Fremantle, Australia
Favorite Memory :   Commisioning crew camaraderie in Newport News, Virginia and the commisioning night party when we went swimming in our tux.
General Comments :   Thank god, I left while Salmon is the XO.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   justjoey3@msn.com
Last Name :   Galle
First Name :   Charles
Years served :   25 years Fed.service
Division :   shipyard Rigger
Favorite Port of Call :   Mare Island
Favorite Memory :   Having the ships COB tell me: the only way I could get a tie tac lapel pin, with the RBR USS 687 insignia, was to serve a complete tour on her, and then re-up for another 4 years on her.
General Comments :   Of all of the ships I worked aboard durring my 25 years of service the Richard B.Russell had to have had the most strictest (tighest)set of rules for its crew to live with. (at least while she was getting twice re-fitted at M.I.N.S.Y.)Her officers were ex
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   chuckhoo1@yahoo.com
Last Name :   Pearson
First Name :   Gene
Years served :   3 hrs
Division :   N/A
Favorite Port of Call :   
Favorite Memory :   I road topside from dry dock 2 to the quay wall during the one of her many undockings, hence the 3 hrs served.
General Comments :   I worked on the Richard B. many times at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. I was in shop 31 (machine shop) and worked in the hatch crew. I was one of two persons to overhaul the the bridge trunk upper hatch for the last time. I visited the Richard B. in 1995 wh
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   Gene.Pearson@dm.af.mil
Last Name :   Nolter
First Name :   Roger
Years served :   1984-1990
Division :   Electrical
Favorite Port of Call :   HI
Favorite Memory :   Being awakened in the barracks for my birthday that first year on the boat! The 3 masted scooner was especially nice!!
General Comments :   One of the best times in my life. 6 years on board seemed like an eternity; however, good memories and life changing events that have shaped my life for the best. One of my good friends Chris Brenner, Ill never forget! Replacing him on the last mission
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   rnolter@yahoo.com
Last Name :   Saleda
First Name :   James
Years served :   81-84 and 89-93
Division :   MS
Favorite Port of Call :   Holy locke Northern run 81
Favorite Memory :   Still deciding
General Comments :   Great website
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   
Last Name :   Kruger
First Name :   Charles
Years served :   74-76
Division :   IC Fwd
Favorite Port of Call :   Subic Bay
Favorite Memory :   My Chiefs initiation in HMS Rook Club in Gibraltar on way to 1st Med cruise!
General Comments :   member of Pre-commissioning crew Newport News to mid-way through 1st Med cruise. Departed for IT School and them Great Lakes. IL. Great Boat, Wardroom, COB & Crew!
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   cwkdbf@juno.com
Last Name :   Anderson
First Name :   Mike
Years served :   82-84
Division :   M div
Favorite Port of Call :   I enjoyed Hawaii except for having to scrub the condensate bay getting ready for the ORSE.
Favorite Memory :   Many-but I always had a good time hanging out(usually golfing or having a beer)with Michael J Nestor.
General Comments :   Great site. Thanks. I was sitting at work on the backshift and just found it. Keep up the good work.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   redwingmike@redwing.net
Last Name :   Brubaker
First Name :   Mike
Years served :   1988 to 1990
Division :   RL/M
Favorite Port of Call :   San Diego. When I was on the RBR we only called at Bremerton, San Diego, and Pearl. I HATED Pearl.
Favorite Memory :   The day after we got an Average on ORSE the COB (Master Chief Witteford) going from berthing to berthing yelling get your average ass out of your average racks, we have an average day ahead of us!
General Comments :   Great site. I hated the SPAMMERS and its sad they ruined a great guestbook. Currently working as a Shift Manager at the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant for TVA.
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   fermi2@msn.com
Last Name :   Jacobs ETN2
First Name :   Thomas M.
Years served :   1978
Division :   ET NAV
Favorite Port of Call :   Bergan, Norway
Favorite Memory :   Running around Scotland and Norway with all the guys, and all the fun time on the boat. What a great bunch of people!
General Comments :   I wasnt aboard long, one north run. Got out early because of a divorce and kept custody of my two year old daughter. Still in the submarine business w/Lockheed Martin, Port Canaveral. It would be great to hear from any of the guys that remember me. Wha
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   tjacobs3@cfl.rr.com
Last Name :   Williams
First Name :   Pete
Years served :   1975 to 1994
Division :   Second Submarine Squadron in Devonport, Plymouth, England
Favorite Port of Call :   Port Canaveral and Coca Beach Fla.
Favorite Memory :   Too numerous to mention but many of them involve the USA and operating with the USN submarine service - including the RBR.
General Comments :   SPAMMERS - do they get paid to make a mess of a persons hard work and effort. Get a life!!!!!!
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   ThirdbornNo1son@hotmail.co.uk
Last Name :   MacDonald
First Name :   Richard
Years served :   1980-1985
Division :   Medical HMCS(SS)
Favorite Port of Call :   Pearl Harbor
Favorite Memory :   Transiting the Panama Canal
General Comments :   I had to change guestbooks to limit the spammers. Sorry for the change. I liked the other book, but it had no anti-spam features that were effective
e-mail address and your website (if any) :   rick at mac-donald.com www.ssn687.net