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USS Orion (AS 18) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Orion (AS 18). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 935 crew members registered for the USS Orion (AS 18).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1953 | 1954 – 1961 | 1962 – 1965 | 1966 – 1968 | 1969 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 | 1991 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Laplante, Sr., Francis (Frank)EN31962 – 1965M
Zalieckas, JoeStorekeeper 3rd classJan 1962 – Sep 1963SupplyMet a great bunch of guys.One of 3 ships at peir during the Cuban crisis.Some names that I remember:Billy Rushing,Chief Owens,Todd Leatherman,Larry Scaringe,Tino,.Most of ship was sea sick on trip to Bermuda in 1/62
Vaughan, RonETSNJan 9, 1962 – Oct 2, 1962OperationsFirst ship out of boot, then back to ETA and ECM C schools in the Great Lakes. Worked with Ed Sokel (ET2). Mr Sturdervant (sp) was OPS officer. Chief Scott was ET Chief
Evens, BobIC3Jan 19, 1962 – Sep 10, 1965engineering
Carr, ChuckTM2Feb 5, 1962 – Jun 12, 1965SRLOOKING FOR FORMER SHIPMATES.
Lueck, DonnPN3Feb 12, 1962 – Sep 13, 1963PersonnelI remember working for Ltjg James McMasters. Spent time with Robert Omernik and James Whitehead, Jim played tennis with the admiral at times. Spent time in Norfolk on the strip. I remember being on board the Scorpion, a nuclear sub.
Priller, SteveMay 1962 – Aug 1963R-2TRANSFERED FROM USS BUSHNELL MAY 1962WORKED IN R2 DIV MACHINE SHOP WHAT A GREAT TIME LOOKING FORWARD TO HEAR FROM OLD SHIPMATES
Marx, JohnSF3May 5, 1962 – Aug 4, 1964sheet metal shopdid you know dan opromolla or cheif schultz left the orion and went to the uss oxford and then vietnam. hard to recall everybodys names
Perrupato Sr, NicholasMM-2Jun 1, 1962 – Aug 29, 1966M&AI worked in the engineering department's Auxiliary Gang onboard Orion my entire enlistment. During underway periods I operated the distilling plants in the Fire Room. My shipmates called me Peppy
Garcia, RaoulDC3Jun 15, 1962 – May 4, 1964R1Worked in the Carpenter Shop for DC1 John Driver (big bad John) quite a man. Made a Navy carrear because of him. My first ship out of boot camp. Great memories.
Ballard, Sr, JohnTM2Aug 28, 1962 – Aug 28, 1967MK37-WeapnsMet alot of memorial people. Have many good memories, esp. the trips out of HOME PORT.
Coakley, Victor/ Vicml3Sep 13, 1962 – Feb 11, 1966r6 foundryspent entire tour on orion,enjoyed going to San Juan, St. Thomas every year, good memories
Rocks, TerryICFNOct 1962 – Sep 1964R-3Made a lot of money on the beach. Had a good time. In Va. beach. Drank with the Admirals in the senior officers club main base.Working as an Outside contractor If they only knew. A lowly E3.
Lewis, Michael (Doc)HN/HM3Nov 1962 – Oct 1965"H" MedicalTender duty was the best! (Especially "trop hours" on Springboard).
Makris, JamesRmsn1963 – 1964Radio man
Evens, BobJan 5, 1963 – Sep 10, 1965EIC3 Worked for Chief Lillard Made umpteen trips to the Carribean Puerto Rico St. Johns Etc. Haven't had any touch with chipmates and now that I am older and a little wiser, I think I would like to see some of the (now) old guys. Regards
McClay, JimIM-2Feb 1963 – Aug 1966R-2
Cross, Thomas EGMG3Mar 10, 1963 – Sep 16, 1965Fox DivGuns, Guns, all kinds of guns. Loved every minute of it.
Blackwell, John / J.c.E-5 EnginemanApr 11, 1963 – Jul 11, 1966subrepair I am retired now and enjoying the time with my wife,family and friends. I am looking foward and hope to meet some of my old shipmates for the U.S.S Orion AS 18.
Brown, Phillip (Pt)DP2Sep 1963 –Machine Accounting RoomMac was our leader! Mario, Jim and all the other guys were great to work with. Great times in New York and the Carribean and the Bahamas.
Bell, JohnnieE-3 SeamenSep 28, 1963 – Sep 28, 1964Deck Crew
Gerda, MichaelFN (E3)Oct 29, 1963 – Dec 10, 1967MR-4400Passed away on friday July 18, 2008. At the West Haven Veteran Hospital after a long illness. Mike is survived by His daughter and grand daughter a brother and neice and nephew. GOD BLESS HIS SOLE. AND GOD BLESS AMERICA....
Watkins, JohnSH-31964 – 1965s-3worked night laundry crew
Myre, WilliamIC31964 – 1966R3PET Shop ~ with John Beasley, Jim Payette, Donnie Hutson, Bobby Guy, and others when we left Norfolk and went to Guam passing though the canal. Left to go to IC "B" school - from there went to USS Observation Island EAG 154 Cap Canaveral
Blank, BillYN3 Discharged YN21964 – 1965Engineering/Weapons RepairServed in the Engineering Log Room and Weapons Repair Department. Also served aboard the USS Sirago and Cutlass, Would like to hear from anyone I served with, especially Ernie Olinger, Jim Johnston.
Boles, RaymondIC2Feb 13, 1964 – Jun 17, 1967RWorked on gyro’s and periscope E&E adoptor
Kennedy, JimTM3Nov 1964 – Aug 1967
Warner, William /billEN3Dec 24, 1964 – Dec 2, 1966ENGTHOSE WHERE THE DAYS, BUT WE DIDN'T KNOW IT THEN. I HOPE THAT I HEAR FROM THOSE GUYS I KNEW THEN & THINK OF SO OFTEN NOW.
Lillard, BillE7/ICC1965 – 1970
Froloff, Orvell (Orrie)MACHINIST MATE 3RD CLASS PO1965 – 1967Auxiliary GangLooking for all my shipmates? Some of us are still here. A lot of great memories aboard the Uss Orion AS-18. Hope to hear from some of you soon.
Leaich, NormanE5 / ENGINEMAN1965 – 1967EngineeringAft engineroom was a great place to work / had control of almost everything on board
Crawmer, ArthurETR31965 – 1966ETThis was my first ship after ETA school. I worked on ECM in the ET shop. I was transferred to Thule Greenland for the "summer" base resupply in 1966.
Becker, Stephensfp21965 – 1967r divisonworked in pipe shop with paul ream robert batson howard ruby a guy named pell would like any contact from anyone who remembers me or any of these guys
McNicholas, Tim/macsfm-3Jun 1965 – Jul 3, 1967R-1 I live in Whithall, pa, retired and have a son & daughter and 6 grand kids. The Orion Veterans Historical Org puts out the SCUTTLEBUTT 3 times a year, to sign up e-mail Dave at ( orionvets@comcast.net ). tim ( mac )
Froloff, Orvell (Orrie)Jul 1, 1965 – Oct 9, 1967I'll never forget my tour aboard the Orion. Met some great guys and enjoyed being a member of the Auxilary Gang. I really miss those days and the men I served with. Great memories!
Brewer, DonaldSHIPS SERVICEMAN 3RD CLASSOct 1965 – May 1967S-3 SupplyI worked in the crew's barber shop and then was sent to work in the Officers barber shop, great job in officers country, Anyone who remembers me send me an e-mail. After leaving the Orion I went on to the submarine base in Holy Loch Scotla
Aliano, Bob (Guinea)ET-1(SS)Nov 1965 – Dec 1968R4Some of the most technically challenging years of my carreer. Prepared me for 38 years as an aerospace engineer. Made some great friends, especially the CIC maneuvering team.
Saldana, Tomas (Tom)SeamanNov 1965 – Jun 1966OperationsAfter arriving in Norfolk I as assigned as a mess cook and then a deck ape. From there I worked in the Radio Shack until I left the ship to go to Class A school in Brainbridge Maryland.
Greenwell, JoeSNDec 1965 – Jun 1966CommunicationsA great 7 months. Would like to hear from anyone from the radio shack from that time.
Gill, Willam, BillRM2Dec 1965 – Oct 27, 1969radio shackwould like to hear from my friends that i served with during this period
Greenwell, JoeSNDec 7, 1965 – Jun 30, 1966Communications/Radio ShackA great 7 months. Would love to hear from anyone during this same time frame, especially from the radio shack.
William, BillCyn 3Dec 23, 1965 – Aug 1, 1968Radio DepartmentHad a great time during my years aboard the Orion, left in 68 and was assigned to NAS Sigonella Sicily. Best four years of my life..

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