ROSTER OF MEN AND OFFICERS WHO SERVED ON U.S.S. SABALO  SS-302
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ENLISTED  A-E
ENLISTED  F-L MYSTERY MEN
  Names of men not found in our limited official records, but reported by shipmates or other clues.    See if you know of any of them.
ENLISTED M-R ROSTER HEAD COUNT
ENLISTED S-Z NOTATIONS USED ON THE ROSTERS
ALL OFFICERS DATA CONTRIBUTORS, SOURCES & UPDATE HISTORY

ALERT- 1970 and 1971 Sabalo Sailors
   Beginning in 1970, the Navy starting using social security numbers instead of Navy Service Numbers for ID.  Because of possible identify theft concerns, records using SSN's are not publicly accessible.  These records have not been released to the National Archives and remain at the Naval Historical Center.  Until such time as these might be consulted, the only listings which appear on the site come solely from crew submissions.
PLEASE SUBMIT ANYTHING YOU CAN REMEMBER ABOUT YOUR SHIPMATES TO HELP COMPLETE THE LAST YEARS OF THE ROSTER DATA.

ALL SABALO CREW AND OFFICERS
- Please check your personal listing for correctness, and submit any new or missing personal info, for yourself, your relative or any Sabalo shipmate.
You can use the Crew Registry & Personal Data Update Form
ONLINE FORM - CLICK HERE
or send a regular email to: Jeff Owens-    owensjatSignepix.net

Thanks for your help and cooperation.
HELP NEEDED TO LOCATE SHIPMATES
1. Check the roster pages to see if you remember anything about the possible whereabouts, or other info for anyone listed and submit it. 
OR
2. If you're a good internet detective, or can help out with phone calls to find men,  then contact the webmaster,
Jeff Owens   owensjatSignepix.net
In case you want to pass along my postal address to someone not online, or to just shoot the bull:
273 Pratt Hollow Rd, Nicholson, PA 18446    570-942-4622






HEAD COUNT ON ROSTERS

TOTAL MEN LISTED
AS OF 16 JAN 2013
TOTAL MEN LISTED
AS OF 30 JAN 2007
KNOWN AND PROBABLE
DECEASED
as of 25 Apr 07
TOTAL
KNOWN WHEREABOUTS
living and deceased
as of 23 Mar 07
KNOWN AND PROBABLE DECEASED
AS OF 27 JAN 2012
ALL MEN
1406
1285
244
671
481
ENLISTED

1166
215
588
383
OFFICERS

119
29
83
48



NOTATIONS USED ON THE ROSTERS
Nicknames while onboard are shown in quotes in the 'first name' column
Rank/rating may indicate promotions while on board. Highest rank achieved in later service is noted in the 'Notes' column if known.  The standard of these notations was changed by the Navy over time, e.g. a Seaman, rank E-3 was designated with 'S1c' in earlier times and later was 'SN'.  Numerous rating codes were also changed or abandoned.  The designations as observed in the official records are listed as found.
Period on board The tilde ' ~ ' is used to indicate approximate dates
Current Address If the character '#' (pound sign) appears in this field, a more complete address or phone number is available
An index card file has details of search in progress
Search Inactive -
Unable to find due to one of the following reasons:
1. Not enough info
2. Name too common, too many possibilities
3. Tried all possibilities found, but did not locate the right man
4. Original address originally on file is no longer good & unable to recontact.
5. The most likely man identified by searching failed to respond to message left on answering machine, or mailing received.  

Search will resume if more info is discovered or reported.
with Gray background for listing indicates: deceased, reported deceased, or clues with some corroboration indicate possibly or probably deceased
EMAIL NG -NEED UPDATE address on file is no longer working.  If you have a correction, please send it.
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(n)
no middle initial or middle name     (as indicated in records or by individual)
need first name
Some of the 50's & early 60's official muster lists did not use full names, only initials.  Searching for someone, especially with a common surname, requires first name.
atSign Email addresses as posted on this site use an icon for the "at" @ sign to prevent them from being harvested by spammers.  To send email to anyone with a listed address you must retype the address using the correct character on your keyboard.
poe
place of enlistment
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additional info obtained in Jan 07
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new man added in Jan 07
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(in current address column) = too many possibilities, common name, need more info to narrow search.
An 'E-FILE' has been created to track search progress and record attemted communications.  To better track the search to a conclusion, all details are noted in a separate file kept for each man to record each element of the search effort, and to focus on what might be further needed to locate a man.  For those already found communications and address changes are tracked. These files are for admin purposes, and are not accessible on the web site.



CONTRIBUTORS, SOURCES, & UPDATE HISTORY

The task of assembling the rosters, ship's history, and all of the information on the Sabalo web site has been a learning experience.  It would have been nearly impossible without the power of the internet, and the contributions of many who have submitted their recollections of shipmates.

ANY HELP IN FINDING MORE SABALO SAILORS  WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

The methods employed to date are outlined on another page.  SEARCH NOTES AND INSTRUCTIONS
If you think you can assist in some way, or have other methods to suggest, please communicate.  


30 Jan 2007 - The microfilmed copies of the quarterly muster rolls at the National Archives II in College Park, Maryland have been reviewed.  During 3 1/2 days of difficult reading and interpretation of some poor quality microfilms a large quantity of material was copied.  Although not every single quarter was checked, no year had less than 2 quarters checked and copied for later data extraction, most had all quarters checked and names extracted.  All of the data has now been extracted and included on the roster lists.  With the possible exception of a few short timers or TAD's, the web site rosters now contain nearly every man who served in Sabalo**. 

17 Nov 2008
Some recollections of various men, and other sources, have supplied some names of men reported to have served on Sabalo that have not to date been found in the official records.  A list of these names is now collected on the MYSTERY MEN page.  Please check out the list and see if anything rings a bell.          CLICK HERE

21 Apr 2009 - As a result of intensified searching over the past six months for men listed on the rosters, but not previously located, many additional men have been located, and also much additional personal information has been added to the rosters and personal 'bio' pages.  Unfortunately, there are many cases of finding that our shipmates have passed away.  Some were determined to have died a number of years ago, but, sadly, even the number since our April 2007 reunion includes many names.  Be sure to review the rosters, if you haven't done so in some time, and check on your old friends.  If you see anything that might be added, please be sure to communicate.
  The very initial list was composed from my memory (getting weaker by the day), persons signing off on my qual sheet, the memory of John LeConte, EM3, and searching at these few sites and elsewhere on the internet.
The Directory of Online Submariners is found at:
http://www.rontini.com

Submarinesailor.com
To view Sabalo crew member listings on this site:
http://www.submarinesailor.com/boats.asp?bt=ss

The Deep Domain's Announcement and Shipmate Message Center
http://www.deepdomain.net/

Note: Many email addresses found on these sites are no longer good.
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Many men have provided various information about their shipmates.  Below are listed some of the major, early contributors to the ship's rosters.

26 Jan 01 - Don Nelson, STS2(SS) sent me a scan of a list of autographs of 58 crew members, ca. Sep '69. A few illegible, but all those readable are now included.

9 Feb 01 - Jim Palmer, ET3(SS) has supplied a copy of his compiled list of 70+ shipmates. Some are duplicates of those found elsewhere, but all have been included.
2 Mar 01 - Jim additionally supplied me with two sailing lists, one from '51 and one from '53.  All of these names have been included.  His first list of 70 was of men whom he had located.  The sailing lists are what he started with, and for many men nothing further is known at this time.

19 Mar 01 - Bob "Dutch" Schultz, EN2(SS) sent a copy of the onboard Thanksgiving meal menu from 27 Nov 1958.  It contains the names of 8 officers and 79 enlisted men.

8 Jul 01  A list of 71 members of United States Submarine Veterans Inc. who served on Sabalo was received and cross-checked against the existing roster.  21 new names were added.

26 Jul 01  "Ned" Heistermann sent a scan of a photo of the crew taken in early 1966. The identification listing on the back contained the names of 59 enlisted men and 9 officers.  About half of these were not previously listed. Also received was a promotion announcement from Feb. '65 which mentioned 14 names, most not previously listed.

28 Jan 02  Dennis Costarakis, last XO of Sabalo, provided a list of the last group of officers in the wardroom.(Dec 1970) 

11 Aug 02  Charley Odom supplied a list composed from a page of the original commisioning party which contains the complete list of officers and enlisted plankowners from 1944. It contained the names of 9 officers and 74 enlisted men.

26 Oct 02  Doug MacCabe sent a scan of menus from Thanksgiving and Christmas 1957 that had complete crew lists.  There were 2 officers and 16 men included that were not previously listed.

22 Feb 03  Larry Hall sent a Christmas menu from 1968 which included 2 officers and 7 enlisted men not previously listed along with additional info on about 20 other men.

25 April 04 Larry Douglas provided copies of the complete patrol reports for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th "simulated war patrols" for 55-57 which included the sailing lists.  These provided approximately 30-40 new listings, and corrections and additions to approx. 40-50 other men.

15 May 04  The patrol reports for the 1st and 2nd patrols, i.e. the Korean war patrol and the Northern Run of late 54-early 55, were obtained from the SubForceMuseum at SubBaseGroton.  At least a dozen new names were included, and corrections/additions to the info on about 20 more men.




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