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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
Whitright, Jim (Dudley)EM1(SS)1980 – 1986ElectricalGood times. Great friends. Boyd was the greatest Spades partner. (pass two, buddy)
Dublin, JonathanEMC1980 – 1985ElectricalExcellent boat, even better friends
Roberts, Garymm11980 – 1985A Division
Miles, Richardms2/ss1980 – 1983supply/cook
Heckert, LarryET1(SS)Feb 1980 – Oct 1982Reactor ControlsLearned a great deal, proud to be a part of a great crew!
Halbert, KevinMM1Apr 1980 – Aug 1985M
Oetting, Wayne/ Bear PawsMT-2May 1980 – Sep 17, 1984Weapons/ MisslePatrols were OK but getting Home was the Best,
Phillips, JonFTB2May 10, 1980 – Jul 31, 1984Missile Fire Control
Phillips, JonFTB2May 11, 1980 – Jul 31, 1984MISSILE FIRE CONTROL
Ross, RandallSTS3Jul 1980 – 1982
Roysdon, TonyMTJul 7, 1980 – Jan 1985MissileHad some really great times and made some good friends.
Reif, DaveMM1Sep 5, 1980 – Oct 9, 1984Just one of the many Dave's in M-Div along with: Angell, Mazzoni, Chapman, MacDonald, Blackwell
Roberts, MikeMM-1Oct 1, 1980 – Dec 1, 1987- ELT
Fogt, Fog-t MudpuppyMMI/ssOct 15, 1980 – Mar 1988A ganger
Nightenhelser, Boyd (Night)ET1(SS)Oct 25, 1980 – Jun 25, 1986Reactor ControlsGreat memories. Made some great friends. Proud of service. Proud of Key.
Meredith, RobinET1(SS)Dec 1980 – Aug 1986Reactor Controls
Flowers, TroyFTB2/SS1981 – 1982WeaponsLeft to go to BUDS (UDT/SEAL Training) but enjoyed my time on the boat. Helped me be a better SEAL when we did subops or other things.
Loewe, KevinRM2/SSJan 1981 – Jan 1983RadioI miss you guys..Lennex, Ziggy, Bad Bob, Capt Ross, Puckett, Danzis, Smitty, The Brown Jug Bar ! You all will be with me forever. I'll sing a Submarine Chant for ya'll !
Carter, DaveFTB1 (SS)Mar 1981 – Sep 1982WeaponsBest boat, best crew. Where are LCDR Dave Weaver, LT Mark Frederick, Ward "Wadd" Whetstone, "Bad" Bob Bethel, Greg Cook, Nelson VanDyke, Paul Conti, and Freddie Davis?
Minnick, John WesleyMMC E7Apr 1981 – Nov 1986Division MMade Chief when reported on board. Combined crew patrol and overhaul. Where is everyone?
Potts, DocHM1(SS)Jul 1981 – Sep 1982Medical
Peeler, RandyYN2(SS)Aug 1981 – May 13, 1985AdminMostly good memories, except for having to clean up the heads after taking a vacuum while ventilating, and of course rubber suck-face drills.
Winters, John/ Aka, EdgarMT2Aug 20, 1981 – Aug 16, 1986weaponshad a lot of great friends wish I could see them
Palmer, David657Dec 1981 – Jan 1986IC
Peed, William "Bill"MMC(SS)1982 – 1986MThe best boat I ever served on! Currently a Nuclear Quality Control Instructor at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard
Julian, BillMMI(SS)Apr 1, 1982 – May 3, 1986MachineryMarried my current wife and our son was born while taking the Key through Newport New Shipyard.
Potts, DocHMC(SS)Sep 1982 – Dec 1985Medical
Jarvis, MichaelSK3Dec 16, 1982 – Oct 16, 1986Stores
Petrie, DanielEM1(SS)1983 – 1988E-DivWhat a great crew! Miss a lot of the fine people that I served with aboard the Key.
Boheim, FredYN3(SS)Jun 1983 – Feb 1988Yeoman
Keisling, DonMM11984 – 1988Best group of people in my 13 years. Left the Key to the 635. Converted 635 to the first MTS. Then to SSN-662 (Gurnard) as MLCPO, blew out both knees resulting in medical discharge in 1993. Plant Manager of electric generating plant in NC.
To, FranMM11984 – 1989M
Parnell, KirkQM2/SSApr 1984 – May 1987NAV/OPSServed under Commander France. Arrived when the ship was in overhaul in the Newport News Shipyard and was assigned to the Gold Crew at the crew split. Made 4 deterrent patrols.
Barry, MikeLTJul 1984 – Jun 1987EngineeringIt was an honor to serve with such fine shipmates and especially with the members of M-Div who trained me so well!
Smith, LarryTMCAug 1984 – May 1990TMExcellent crew, department, and division. Really enjoyed my time onboard.
France, Robert T. "Tim"COMMANDEROct 1984 – Apr 11, 1988Commanding OfficerCommanding Officer of the GOLD crew after Overhaul at Newport News. Homeport change to Charleston. Shakedown including Trident I Missile firing on 7 Dec 1985. 4 FBM patrols from Kbay. Memorable port visit Bermuda January 1987 during 84-day patrol.
Bragenzer, Rob (Braggie)E6/EM11985 – 1991E DivisionIt was a good boat and a pretty good crew.
Sigman, JackMM1(SS)1985 – 1988M-Div
Denton, ThomasET1 (SS)Apr 15, 1985 – Feb 15, 1987NavigationReported on-board in Newport News - Alpha trials - Degausing - KingsBay - what a boat! Check out my website: submarineart.com - e-mail me direct if you want a discount or just want to say Hi! GREAT REUNION ASSOCIATION!
Butterfield, HarrySTS1(SS)May 10, 1985 – May 28, 1987Sonar
Smith, BarryMT1Aug 1985 – Sep 1989MTMaking patrols with the Blue Crew was the best. Damian was a bit different.
Tackett, DonHN(SS)Oct 25, 1985 – Jun 17, 1987CorpsmanBest time of my life.

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