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USS Benjamin Franklin (SSBN 640) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Benjamin Franklin (SSBN 640). 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 122 crew members registered for the USS Benjamin Franklin (SSBN 640).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1974 | 1975 – 1981 | 1982 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Potthast, StephenMT2(SS)Mar 1975 – Jan 1978Missile
Koehler, RobertTM3Jun 28, 1975 – Feb 18, 1979Weponds
Willey, David ScottET2 (SS)Jul 1975 – Oct 1977NavigationIs anyone here from the time I was stationed on the Franklin?
Coley, RobertIC1(SS) - ICC(SS) Retired as LTSep 1975 – Apr 1979IC Div LCPOMy father SDCS(SS) Rob Coley Sr. was on the comm. crew (Gold). I Made a dep crews when I was 16. Was onboard when we returned to Sub Base in 79. Picture was on Front Page NL Day as we came up the Thames River.
Jurgensen, Dennis1976 – 1979
Stubbs, JimIC11976 – 1978Electrical.
Cushing, Harold (Cush)RM3, RM2Jan 1976 – Jun 1978RadioAlso served on Blue Crew as RMLPO from December 1983 till June 1985. RMC
Mills, KeithMM2/SSMar 1976 – May 1979A Gang
Thomson, GlenMT 2Mar 1976 – Jul 1978
Grammer, PaulRMC(SS)Jul 1, 1976 – May 1, 1979RadioMy first LPO job and I made CPO on this boat.
McNellis, MichaelET1(SS)Aug 10, 1976 – May 1978Reactor Controls
Donovan, James1977 – 1979
Shannon, Chuck/smokemTM21977 – Jun 1980Weapons
Mitchhart, Kevin profile iconE3Jun 1977 – Nov 1977Weapons (missle/torpedo)Gold Crew
McAndrews, TomSN/TM3(SS)Dec 1977 – Jul 25, 1980WeaponsHello to all. Hope you all are well.
Hamilton, Lisa HamiltonQM1978 – Sep 1981
Blanchette, MichaelE-4Jan 1, 1978 – Jan 1, 1985SSBN 640
Lyles, Harold (Tony)IC3 (ss)Nov 26, 1978 – Aug 1982ICGot to boat in Rota. D.M. Goeble was Capt. then. Stayed through Portsmouth and the combined crew. Left after a year in Charleston and went to recruiting duty in N.Y. 3 years on recruiting duty,finish off on Billfish.
Seeman, DavidQM1979 – 1981qmfreind john hickey,chris willaim sr cheif ramsey cheif parish rick hamelton
Johnson, StevenET2/SSMar 23, 1979 – Apr 1, 1985NAVIGATIONSERVED ON GOLD CREW 81-85
Jones, MichaelIC2/SSNov 6, 1979 – Aug 1983ICI loved bein on this boat from Portsmouth to certing the C4 to to going to Kingsbay
Kidd, AlbertSTS3/SS1980 – Sep 14, 1983Sonar
Knowlton, JohnTM2 (SS)1980 – 1983TMFirst boat, came on in Port smith NSY. great people outstanding boat one of the best times in my life
Peterburs, ScottMM3,4,5,61980 – 1986A GangShipyard C4 back-fit in Kittery, Maine and 3 patrols on Gold crew. Learned a lot as a kid. Didn't realize at the time what a great experience!
Richmond, DaleMM1SSJul 6, 1980 – Aug 5, 1983
Owen, KevinFTBAug 14, 1980 – Aug 14, 1985Weapons
White, Tom (Sleepy)ET1/SS/NUCSep 13, 1980 – May 1984Reactor ControlsAlthough I hated it at the time, all the good stories I have to tell my kids start with "When I was in the Navy..."
Bowen, Robert (Bob)ET1/SSDec 10, 1980 – Feb 7, 1983Reactor ControlsOur crew made the time away from family less painful. We set out to do our job and our duty, and the ship served us well! The test launch of a trident missle was one of the highlights of my tour on her.
Tindall, MikeE-5/IC1981 – 1985BlueHad me my guitar my address book 4 Masked Marble Cominc books and some great friends!
Freytag, BobFTB2(SS)1981 – 1984FTBGreat to see my Shipmates!
Amos, CordellHMC (Select)Jan 7, 1981 – Aug 10, 1985Medical
Collins, RickMT2Jan 9, 1981 – Jun 1985Good Boat Great Crew
Wolfe, Warren/butchEMC/ssMar 1981 – Mar 1985ElectricalRetired twice now and living in Southwest Michigan. I fish, golf , and crew on a sailboat.
Potochny, Mark R.STS3(SU)(SS)Mar 10, 1981 – Dec 17, 1985sonarfirst submarine i was ever assigned to the first one always holds special memories both good and bad this one was like that.
Hartness, MichaelSK-2Apr 6, 1981 – Jul 20, 1983
Coe, DanaET1/SS/NucMay 1981 – Jun 1985Reactor ControlFrom Kittery to Charleston and Kings Bay. Enjoyed the beer ball games. The crew was family.
Jeszenka, MarkMS3 (SS)Jul 20, 1981 – Feb 22, 1985MSBlue Crew
Tripus, JoeEM1Aug 1981 – May 1984Electrical
Golf, RalphEM1/SSSep 1981 – Jul 1985ElectricalI have great memories of those days and those men I knew then. Even Butch Wolfe EMC/ss and Skip White MMSC/SS. ( and all the others in the goat locker)
Duffy, TimothySNOct 1981 – Nov 1982SN
Pedigo, BrianQM2(SS)Oct 1, 1981 – Aug 14, 1985QuartermasterBlue Crew. Best buddy was Mike Harkness

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