Welcome To The Official Website For The
U.S.S. RICHARD B. RUSSELL (SSN-687)
"There is a port of no return, where ships
May ride at anchor for a little space
And then, some starless night, the cable slips,
Leaving an eddy at the mooring place…
Gulls, veer no longer. Sailor, rest your oar.
No tangled wreckage will be washed ashore."

- Leslie Nelson Jennings ("Lost Harbor")
Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will

This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.

~ Robert Lewis Stephenson
Dan Cianci
FC (SS), USN
Passed: 14 Nov 2004
John Landis
EMCM (SS), USN
Passed: Unknown
Michael Patrick Keane,
MMC (SS), USN,
Passed: February 1998
Mitchell Lint
MM2 (SS), USN
Passed: Unknown
If anyone has a favorite or other picture of shipmates who have passed, or if you can supply date of birth, date of death and final rank for
individuals you see appearing here, I would appreciate that information in order to properly honor our shipmates who have gone on before us.   I
can be reached at
webmaster@ssn687.net .


HMCS (SS) Richard T. Doc MacDonald,  USN, Retired,  (Request written March 27, 2005)