USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633)

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Reply JOHN (JACK) HINKLE
12:40 PM on November 5, 2018 
REPORTED ABOARD AUGUST 1963, PLANKOWNER, MADE THE ABBREVIATED FIRST PATROL AND LEFT THE BOAT AS FTB3 (SS) IN SPRING OF 65. BACK TO 'EB' TO SERVE ONBOARD THE 655 BOAT COMMISIONING CREW, AGAIN IN THE BLUE CREW. LEFT THE SERVICE IN MARCH 1972 AS FTB1 (SS) WITH THE DISTINCTION OF BEING A RARE DUAL BOOMER PLANKOWNER. REGARDS, JACK HINKLE
Reply WillisFlino
8:52 AM on October 29, 2018 
Hello. And Bye.
Reply Vito Altamura
1:24 AM on October 11, 2018 
Thank you for this site.
Reply David Clark
5:57 PM on September 25, 2018 
JDM is that you JD Moss? TM I think? Hope you are doing fine! Can hardly wait to read your book!
I was an FTB down there in MCC. Came aboard in Nov 63 during New Construction and made the first 3 Gold patrols.Qualified in 65 on the first Gold patrol. Cdr Tom Brition was CO and Norm Harper was WEPS. Rota, Spain was an adventure after our first patrol! Let me know if you want me to forward my story about drinking my dolphins! What a night!
Reply John Downey
5:01 PM on September 14, 2018 
Steve and Paul I servered on the CP Gold from November 1972 to July 1974 got an ulcer. I was a nuc ET. I well remember Lt Prestero - I was log room yeoman and worked for him. I went out to prototype as staff and stayed for a short time. I was medically discharged in June 1975.
Reply Steve Andreu
6:36 AM on September 11, 2018 
Hi Paul - great to see a familiar name from our days on CP Gold, I was aboard from April 1973 to July 1977 and like you have many good memories of those days. I retired in Feb. 1990 and afterwards finished college with an engineering degree. Currently work for Draper out of their Cape Canaveral Air Force Station facility supporting a Navy program. BTW do you remember the engineer LT Prestero - he worked for awhile at the Draper headquarters in Cambridge MA and I did hook up with him a couple of times while I was on travel there. I did attend the third reunion in June 2010 and saw a number of guys from our crew, we all had a great time catching up. Hope all is well with you and your family and do stay in touch.

Paul R Lucas says...
I served on the Gold Crew from mid-1973 to June 1976. Pulaski was by far my favorite boat. Hope to catch up with shipmates at the next reunion. I recently moved from Silverdale, WA to Smithfield, VA so reunions on the east coast will be easier to attend. I went to EOD Group TWO after 633 where I made YNCS and LDO two weeks apart. I chose the LDO route and retired as a LCDR in 1993. I have been in phone contact with some 633 shipmates, but would love to see more. Hopefully soon. I have a whole lot of good memories of Holy Loch and our patrols. If anyone from my crew reads this, please get in touch. Maybe we're not too far apart.
Reply Steve Andreu
6:26 AM on September 11, 2018 
Paul - having trouble replying so testing to make sure.

Paul R Lucas says...
I served on the Gold Crew from mid-1973 to June 1976. Pulaski was by far my favorite boat. Hope to catch up with shipmates at the next reunion. I recently moved from Silverdale, WA to Smithfield, VA so reunions on the east coast will be easier to attend. I went to EOD Group TWO after 633 where I made YNCS and LDO two weeks apart. I chose the LDO route and retired as a LCDR in 1993. I have been in phone contact with some 633 shipmates, but would love to see more. Hopefully soon. I have a whole lot of good memories of Holy Loch and our patrols. If anyone from my crew reads this, please get in touch. Maybe we're not too far apart.
Reply Paul R Lucas
2:32 PM on September 5, 2018 
I served on the Gold Crew from mid-1973 to June 1976. Pulaski was by far my favorite boat. Hope to catch up with shipmates at the next reunion. I recently moved from Silverdale, WA to Smithfield, VA so reunions on the east coast will be easier to attend. I went to EOD Group TWO after 633 where I made YNCS and LDO two weeks apart. I chose the LDO route and retired as a LCDR in 1993. I have been in phone contact with some 633 shipmates, but would love to see more. Hopefully soon. I have a whole lot of good memories of Holy Loch and our patrols. If anyone from my crew reads this, please get in touch. Maybe we're not too far apart.
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Reply Samuel Yates
11:12 PM on February 22, 2018 
I served on Pulaski (Blue) in 1977-78. Pulaski was my first submarine and my final duty station. I completed two "Deterrent Patrols" out of Holy Loch and earned my "Dolphins" in the middle of my second and final patrol. I reported to Pulaski as a Chief Radioman (RMC) and was proud to have retired as RMC(SS). That was one of the most satisfying accomplishments of my 20 year naval career. I am now long retired, both from the Navy and from my civilian career and reside in Reno, NV.

Thank you for an uplifting experience reading and reminiscing the final tour of my Naval Career.
Reply MT2/SS Frampton
11:12 AM on January 15, 2018 
I was topside on the Pulaski when it occured. I was a linehandler and no one sounded the collision alarm. I was on the offgoing crew, so we missed the drydock period.
Reply David Frailing
3:26 AM on January 14, 2018 
I was aboard the USS Daniel Boone when we met in the river, topside line 5. After the tug failed to keep us upstream we ended up backing down the side of the Pulaski with our screw. Both boats when to the floating drydock for repairs.
Reply Paul Smith RM2(SS)
2:51 PM on January 10, 2018 
Great site! Lots of work went into this.
Reply James E. Uilkie
10:09 AM on December 4, 2017 
I proudly served on CP from 68-73, made 3 patrols out of Rota on the Blue crew, went through conversion to Poseidon at EB, then did 4 more patrols out of Holy Loch on the Gold crew. TM2-(SS).