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USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657). 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 182 crew members registered for the USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1972 | 1973 – 1979 | 1980 – 1985 | 1986 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Gann, JoeQM31973 – 1976Navigation
Deegan, ClarenceSTS3(SS)Dec 5, 1973 – Feb 23, 1975Sonarwould like to hear from any sonarmen form the F.S. Key
Wiley, RonYN1(SS)1974 – 1977Ship's OfficeGreat Crew - Professional, talented and we stuck together.
Coleman, John (Lucky)STSCS(SS)1974 – 1980COBBest ship, best crew of any boomer I ever served on. 5 straight Battle "E"s. Work hard, play hard!!
Kersten, GlennEM11974 – 1977Nuke - ElectricianBug juice, flapper awards, and poopie suits -- sure brings back memories!
Weimer, GaryET21974 – 1977Reactor ControlsFirst boat. Didn't like boomers much. Three years straight of Thanksgiving and Christmas plowing holes in the ocean. Charleston was too hot. Miss some friends though I made on the boat. Lost contact years ago.
Lee, MikeST 3 (SS)Feb 27, 1974 – Oct 25, 1975Sonar
Donahue, KevinMM1 (SS)May 5, 1974 – May 8, 1978MACHINERY (NUC)To this day, I still have vivid memories of all the people, the fun we had, the work we did, the teamwork we developed, and the camaraderie we enjoyed. There was no better crew or duty in the Navy and I was proud to serve with every last guy there.
Page, Michael W.PN3Jun 26, 1974 – Jun 10, 1977ADMINGreetings Shipmates!!!
Lindsay, JamesTMC (SS)Aug 5, 1974 – Oct 15, 1976WeaponsGreat boat, great shipmates, made four patrol on Key, three as COB. Seeing this web sight brought back many good memories.
Medders, Dick "Peaches"STS3Sep 1974 – Mar 11, 1977SonarBeen a long time matee's. Hasn't it Lucky" I still have my Flapper Award thank you. 713 psi, and a week cleaning the crapper. They would put the pins in the handles after! my ordeal
Smith, Thomas profile iconMM1(SS)1975 – 1979Machinery Division (M-Div)Submarine Qualified in one patrol. Meritorious advanced to First Class at this command. Qualified as Engineering Watch Supervisor (EWS) as a Second Class Machinist Mate.
Hastie, WilliamCDRFeb 5, 1975 – Nov 13, 1979COLooking for individuals who served in the Engineering Department during the time I was onboard.
Cortell, James (Brutus)ETC/SSApr 1975 – Jun 1978Nav-ETThird Ship Great Guys Retired now back in hometown Sacramento, CA in the phone book
Marchand, Ronald (Lonnie)RM2(SS)Aug 1975 – Apr 1978(Commuications) RadioBest tour of duty in the Navy.
Brandon, TimothyMM1Nov 12, 1975 – Jun 10, 1979A-GangMade first C4 shot (didn't work).
Johnson, Stanley (Stan)Sk2/SSDec 1975 – Dec 1978Supply-SKReally was a great boat and a great crew.Lost touch with a lot of them. Lookin for Alvin Scott (ETR) and Jackie Davis (RM2).I Retired in 1998, living in Rockledge Florida
Andis, RichardFTG2Mar 15, 1976 – Jun 30, 1980Torpedo/FTG
Brayton, TylerQM2May 1976 – Dec 1979Navigation/Ops
Lennex, DonaldMM2Oct 1976 – 1981A-GangA life long experience,greatest of friendships and awsome launching a Trident
Harden, JackRMC(SS)1977 – 1980OPS
Rariden, Ken (Radar)MT 21977 – 1979Weapons
Bishop, RonaldSksn1977 – 1981StorekeeperI was onboard for the missile conversion from posiden to trident and was on the crew that had the first "successful" launch of the trident D-5 missile. Had a lot of fun while at the cape.
Zahn, MikeMT2Feb 1, 1977 – Sep 1, 1981WEAPONSFIRST SHIP...
Taylor, ShermanE-1 FTB StrikerApr 1977 – Jan 1978MissileI only had the honor of serving on one patrol, but it it is the most memorable time of my life. Amazing crew, great officers and a more dedicated group of people I have never found. Sunlight from scope on a "FOGGY" day!
Phelps, ChadMS2(SS)May 10, 1977 – Oct 1979Supply
Rariden, Kenneth G. (Radar)MT2Aug 1977 – 1979WeaponsI was a Missile Tech during the backfit for the Trident program. I was onboard for the launch of the Trident Missile off the coast of Florida.
Reneau, LeonardFTCM(SS)Aug 1977 – Jan 1980
Snyder, CharliePNCOct 1977 – Nov 1980XGreat Boat. Great Crew. Sometimes I miss it.
Garrett, BruceMM 3 SS1978 – 1982A-GANGIt was an honor & a privilage to serve on the Gold Crew.Thanks to all of the crew members that helped me pull my head out of my butt and show me what it takes to be a true profesional. A-Gang,if we can't fix it,it aint broke!Peace thru brut
Carnley, DinkieIC3-2/SS1978 – 1980ICCo Co Beach C-4 Back fit Wow :)
Alderman, LanceMIDN 1/C1978 – 1978NAV/OPS DeptAsst OPS Officer/Diving Officer. Patrol out of Rota, Spain.
Wells, JayMM1 (SS)Jun 1, 1978 – Sep 1, 1981Great crew and a great boat. Proud to have served on her and with them.
Wilson, StevenMT2 (SS)Jun 18, 1978 – Sep 10, 1983WeaponsThe Gold Crew was the best of the best.
Nairn, Jr, Martin [bud]MM1SSJul 1978 – Feb 20, 1985Some of the best people I have ever known.
Pendleton, JamesFTB2(SS)Jul 1978 – Apr 1980FTBInitial Ships Quals. Thanks goes to those that helped me qualify. Throughout my 16 years, FS Key Blue was the most fun and close knit family. I enjoyed my time, especially during the backfit in Cape Canaveral
Agerton, DavidTMSNNov 1978 – Oct 1979WEAPONSBEST TIME OF MY LIFE WOULD NOT CHANGE A MINUTE !!
Donovan, III, JjFTB1SS1979 – 1984WeaponsThere are only two types of ships in our navy: Targets and Submarines.
Mazzoni, DaveSSBN 6571979 – 1982Engineering
Wilson, StevenMT2 (SS)1979 – 1983Weapons
Briggs, JimMS3Feb 1979 – Mar 1981Supplyhttp://www.ssbn657gold.com- Working on '06 reunion. Great to be back in touch with you guys.
Adamson, Randall profile iconETN-2Feb 1979 – May 1980Navigation
Collies, BrianLTJG/02Sep 26, 1979 – Aug 28, 1981SONAR, DECK, MISSILEOur crew conducted the first FOT of the Trident-I C-4 missile system.
Hilborn, ChipMMC(SS)Oct 1979 – May 1980M-Division

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