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USS Florida (SSBN 728) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Florida (SSBN 728). 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 241 crew members registered for the USS Florida (SSBN 728).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1982 | 1983 – 1986 | 1987 – 1991 | 1992 – 1997 | 1998 – 2002 | 2003 – now

Trotter, JoeETC / ENS1980 – 1983RCInitial manning and commissioning
Spindler, DavidET1(SS)1980 – Jul 1983RC
McCloskey, DanielMS-1/SSMar 19, 1980 – Nov 14, 1984SupplyThanks for the fish guys!
Foos, FoosballMT-2/SSMay 10, 1980 – Jun 17, 1983strategic missilePlank Owner, COB Padgit, DASO,Gumbi and Poki, Steve Young WEPS, Ripple Launch,Boning the brainless by Bob Saunders.Best crew ever. No Name patch.
Rich, DonaldMS2(SS)Jun 5, 1980 – Jun 9, 1984SupplyPlank Owner....Great memories. Your welcome for the fish Mac.
Frank, DonMMJul 1980 – Jul 1983MPlank owner
Kraper, TerryMM1(SS)Jul 1, 1980 – Sep 14, 1983MPlank Owner
Trapp, MikeET1(SS)Jul 1, 1980 – Jul 14, 1983Reactor ControlsInitial Manning, Plank Owner
Knight, GaryMM1(SS)Jul 10, 1980 – Dec 15, 1984M
Brocksmith, Christopher G.YN2(SS)1981 – 1984AdminPlank Owner
Osborne, ArthurFTCS(SS)1981 – 1984FTG/TMLast boat, best, need to have a reunion.
Crowley, TerranceLT1981 – 1983Strategic WeaponsSo enjoyed my time onboard and we had an outstanding crew. I learned a lot from both Officers and Enlisted. Would enjoy meeting some old friends sometime. I currently live in Hilo.
Vallieres, MarcEM1(SS)Jan 1, 1981 – May 1, 1985E DivisionPlank Owner Pre Commissioning, Sea Trials Two Patrols Hi Tom Rice!!! Hi Jeff!!
Fullerton, AlanMM1 (SS)Jan 6, 1981 – Dec 16, 1985AUXPlankowner.
Vera, Curtis [rat]mm1/ssJan 20, 1981 – Sep 15, 1985auxenjoying life as a workcamper moving and working around the country. would like to hear from old shipmates from the florida
Arnone, CharlieMM!(SS)Apr 23, 1981 – Sep 13, 1985MachineryPlank owner
Reed, DouglasSTSCS SSSep 1981 – Dec 1986SonarI remember when we called it the USS No Name! I have a cup to prove it! Any other Plankowners out there?
Garrison, PeterSTS1 (SS)Dec 7, 1981 – Jul 1986SonarPlank owner Gold Crew. Retired from the Navy in 1994. Went to work for Immigration. Retired in 2020.
Francis, ThomasDATE SYSTEM1982 – 1986commissioning crew and blue crew.
Dolinger, DanielRM2/SS1982 – 1988RadioGood to see alot of us PLANKOWNERS are still verticle!!!
Boylan, RichardMS2/SS1982 – 1986MSPLANK OWNER
Walker, KevinRETIRED AS ETC1982 – Oct 21, 1985ICmiss the people and some of the sea time ,call the doc!
Lewis, Robert (Cob)MMCM(SS)1982 – 1984Gold crew COB at commissioning We need a reunion. Com crew should have been invited when they redid the Florida
Blank, WilliamSK2/SS1982 –STOREKEEPER
Dyer, KeithMS2/SS1982 – 1985SupplyPLANKOWNER - Where is Willy?? Hov you out of lockup yet?
Pantenburg, RaymondQM2/SS-QMC/SS1982 – 1988QUARTERMASTERlot of good memories.thank you dave chmielewski and zippy pierson for being such a good friends and brothers. RED PAGETT they broke the mold when he was born.thanks RED for being you.
Melssen, GaryLT1982 – Dec 1983DCA/MPA
Kolar, Robert (Bob-ginsu-wildman)MM2|1|2 (again!)1982 – 1986MachineryPre-com unit, qualifying, partying my ass off, field day, patrols from hell, Chief Holsomback, weed flashbacks, captain's mast, maturing late, community college/pharmacy school, pharmacist, married, kids, grandkids.
Hovey, CarlMS1(SS)Feb 1982 – Sep 1984supplyLooking for MS2(SS) John Williams (Willie)
Mitchell, MikeFTG-1(SS)Feb 1982 – 1984Weapons / Op'sMike Mitchell, FTG-1(SS), Plankower, Looking back to the wonderful time spent aboard. Pre-com to 1st strategic patrol. Looking to see who is on here. am willing to share communications with any former crew member.
Dyer, KeithMS2/SSMar 1982 – Mar 1985SupplySure was a good time, where the Hell is Willy? Hov you out of Lock up yet?
Shirley, JeffMM2/SSApr 1982 – Jul 26, 1986EngineeringPre-initial crit, pre-commisioning, commisioning, sea trials, DASO, Panama Canal, Pearl, Bangor. Nice to see some of the old crew.. COB, Arnone, Daley, Mahle, Porter, Cronin, etc. COB is right, we need a reunion!
Schultz, MichaelRETIRED AS AN ETCMay 1, 1982 – Oct 14, 1985Interior CommunicationsFond memories of the precom crew and blue crew days
Daley, GeoffMM/ELTJun 1982 – Mar 1986EngineeringPlankowner, Loyal Order of the Ditch, Shellback; reported to the Florida while in new construction (EB) before the crew split. Remember the Trident Nein? LOL, they painted the hull with the name USS Auschwitz!
Frees, BobFTBJun 1982 – Dec 1984WFPlankowner
Diez, ChrisMM1/SSJun 1982 – Aug 1984EngineeringPlank Owner, Pre Com through first patrol
Butler, PaulET2/SSAug 1982 – Sep 1987NavigationFirst boat with loads of great memories
Sullivan, BrianE-5/TMAug 1982 – Nov 12, 1986Torpedo
Apple, JimET1Aug 1, 1982 – Sep 1, 1986NavPlankowner
Cronin, JeffEM1 (SS)Sep 1982 – Jul 1985Plank owner
Cronin, JeffEM1(SS)Sep 1982 – Jul 1, 1985E-DivWe need a reunion
Fawcett, MikeETCSep 1, 1982 – Aug 1, 1985NavETPre-Comm and Commisioning crew - My first Chief's Quarters. Lots of good memories...
Mahle, TomMM2(SS)Oct 1982 – Feb 1985RLPlankowner
Rice, TomEM1(SS)Oct 1982 – Oct 1985EPLANKOWNER Also a Chief's Initiation I'll never forget, nor will you if you were there!!
Nord, JonE-3/SSOct 10, 1982 – Oct 23, 19881982-1988 Had some good times during PRE-COM and after
Jester Sr, TerryE3/MMNov 10, 1982 – Dec 1, 1986Aux

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