Paul Roggemann

This information was sent to me (Bob Meli) by Paul Roggemann
on August 12-13, 2013 after he had viewed the web site.
Paul Roggemann authored a website for the Submarine
he served aboard and the crews that manned her. 

The website can be found at:


E-Mail sent August 13, 2013:


I was basically a River Edge guy, doing all the usual stuff...Scouts, Explorers, Little League, etc.

I attended Don Bosco Prep freshman through junior year, then was NOT invited to return for my senior year. As I lived three doors away from River Dell, I started my senior year there. My family relocated to Hackensack and rather than pay $25/month for me to stay at River Dell, I switched schools with 3 months left.
There was no college.

My formal education consisted of Navy training and hand's-on experience. My work career was split between jobs as a
Field Service Engineer for several semiconductor manufacturing equipment companies. I did some foreign travel in those pursuits.  I also spend about 15 years with IBM, initially as a technician but advancing to programmer in an engineering group that designed automation equipment for their semiconductor testing line.

I have been retired since 2003 and mostly spend my time keeping in touch with my submarine buddies, organizing reunions, and managing my web pages.  My wife and I also do volunteer work at a local nursing home and were awarded Sr. Volunteer Couple for New York State in 2013.

Attached are hi-res photos of the two ships I served aboard.

Paul J. Roggemann, Jr.


Click here to see the photos Roggemann sent of the ships he served on.


E-Mail sent August 12, 2013:

I attended HHS for only a couple of months in my Sr. year, 1960, so I did not get in the yearbook. I AM in the River Dell yearbook for that year...LOL I also spend 3 years at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey.

My family lived at 331 Lookout Ave and remained there until 1972.

In 1961, I enlisted in the NAVY, ultimately serving for 6 years active duty. My first duty was aboard an ASSAULT TROOP TRANSPORT USS ROCKBRIDGE - APA 228 for a period of 6 months before entering ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN School.

I volunteered for SUBMARINE DUTY in 1963 and was assigned to the diesel submarine USS SEA ROBIN SS-407 for almost 4 years before my honorable discharge in Aug of 1967.

My final rate was ETN2(SS). The (SS) signifies Qualified in Submarines, which I achieved in OCT 1964. I addition I was award the GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, and the NATIONAL DEFENSE MEDAL for my service.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Thanks for doing this service for all veterans. My service never
really in a hostile environment, if you ignore my service on a 20+ year old WWII submarine.

Paul J. Roggemann, Jr.


Background image of The USS Rockbridge obtained from: