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USS George Bancroft (SSBN 643) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS George Bancroft (SSBN 643). 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 228 crew members registered for the USS George Bancroft (SSBN 643).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | 1970 – 1975 | 1976 – 1980 | 1981 – 1986 | 1987 – now

Gettle, TomET1(SS)1964 – 1967RCIt all seems like a far away universe now!
Smith, KeithEM1 SSJan 1964 – Jun 1968Engineering - EJoined the crew at Bettis Laboritory S5W training, worked in the precommissioning "green" crew. Made shakedown and first 4 patrols with Gold crew.
Warren, BudETCM (SS)Mar 1964 – Dec 20, 1966NAV/OpsReported aboard with the initial pre-commissioning crew. Stayed on board through first Blue Patrol and then retired from the Navy
Paul, David J.ET1(SS)Sep 1964 – Sep 1968Nav/OpsPlank Owner. Reported on a September Morn... a day before the first Captain "Jumpin' Joe" Williams Jr. Bancroft was on the ways at EB... and on first boarding... walked through gaping holes in her side. Lots of good times.
Pommerening, Howard (Yeo)YN1(SS)Sep 24, 1964 – Apr 26, 1967Executive StaffOriginal (1st man aboard) Plankowner. Fond memories of pre-com & shakedown, especially when Rickover came aboard. Conducted 2 Blue Crew patrols after transit to Holy Loch. My e-mail is "". Drop a line is inclined.
Duffy, Samuel /samMM1(SS)Nov 1964 – Oct 1967MPart of the Commissioning Crew Blue,ELT and ship's Machinist. Three Patrols
Wread, JoeDec 1964 – Oct 1966
Davenport, Oliver (Dave)FTGC(SS)Dec 18, 1964 – Oct 16, 1967Chief Of The BoatBest job I had in the Navy,super boat,super dam skipper in the whole Navy -Joe Williams
Osif, RobertEM1 SSDec 20, 1964 – Aug 27, 1968EngineeringBettis Atomis Power Laboratory January 1965, new construction at Groton, Plank Owner on commissioning crew, four patrols with Gold crew/Blue & Gold crews were great working teams, made lifelong friendships
Leo, NataleSK3 (SS)1965 – 1968SupplyIt was an honor to be part of best sub crew that was assembled. Plank owner. Sad and proud day was decommissioning day ....was there with Flammia my Friend for life.. Come on guys come to the reunions...
Smith, NormanIC-1 RetiredJan 1965 – Mar 1968Interior CommunicationsFirst and best command in a twenty year career, privileged and honored to meet the best people that I have ever been associated with in my life. The only ship/ boat that I tried to return to, but waiting list too long.
Koning, KarlET1(SS)Feb 21, 1965 – Dec 8, 1969Navigation
Doe, BarryFN TO MM1SSMar 22, 1965 – Dec 15, 1970A Ganger Hey I Made it!! Still alive and kicking... Great Crew, taught me a lot .. fun crew ..Taught me alot!! Thanks for putting up with me!
Pomfret, BudMM1(SS)May 1965 – Mar 1971MAssigned during pre-com and made 9 Gold Crew patrols.
Ream, Richard HMM2 SSAug 8, 1965 – Sep 6, 1967DECK /APLANK OWNER THREE PATROLS BLUE CREW
Badalucca, BillFTB2 (SS)Dec 5, 1965 – May 30, 1970WeaponsMy first and only boat. Plankowner- construction-made 8 patrols. First on board to qualify as Ship's Diving officer as a 2nd class. It was a life changing period of my life. I am now involved with Bancroft Association.
Fisher, RalphMM 1 ELT SSJan 15, 1966 – Jun 1, 1968
Stetson III, Ralph T. / LennySN(SS)Feb 1966 – Dec 1967Deck Div - Commissioning Crew & 1 Gold Patrol
Angelica, JimSKSN (SS)Jun 1, 1966 – Sep 30, 1968Deck and working for Natale Leo in the SK shackThese were the friends of my youth and have become the friends of my life. Join our association! You'll like it! where else can you pick on Mike Flammia or John Kill, John Sigler, or any of the other guy's?
Morgan, Glen "Ray"QM3 (SU) TO QMC (SS)Sep 26, 1966 – Feb 19, 1971NAV/OPSLooking for anyone!
Blann, MelvinET1(SS))1967 – 1969RC
Barrieau, LarryST 3 SS1967 – 1970Subron 14Great shipmates. Lots of fun. It was a time of coming of age and although I was eager to get out into the real world, it was a positive and important part of my life. I wish I recorded the conversations in sonar.
Matson, DanSTS2 (SS)Mar 1967 – Jul 1970SonarGreat boat, great bunch of guys. I will never forget them and them times we had in Scotland and Charleston.
Lynch, DannyET1(SS)Apr 1967 – Oct 1971RCMany memories! Reunions are great. Everyone should attend and join the "Association".
Kill, JohnSTS3(SS)May 1967 – Sep 1969SonarCome join the 643 Assoc. at
Tietze, LarryE-3 - E-4Aug 20, 1967 – Apr 7, 1971Deck / StorekeeperI am sorry I have missed all the reunions ... but plan to make the next one in 2005. Anyone on the Blue crew that remembers me .. please e-mail me at ...
Dighton, AnthonyLieutenantNov 1967 – Oct 1969WeaponsLeft active duty when I left Bancroft. Spent 20 years in the Reserve. Retired in late 80s as a Captain.
Piatt, Darrel / WilberE41968 – 1970StorekeeperMy CPO was was Jessie Owens from Patterson NJ & Kevin Rogler ..enjoyed working for both. I was given the nick name 'Wilber' by Jim Joyce. Can be contacted @
Johnston, BillEM2Mar 1968 – May 1971E-Div
Borge, MarkSNMar 1, 1968 – Aug 21, 1969seaman ganggeorge bancroft, first sub. good memories, always proud to have served
Edge, BobFTB2(SS)Apr 1968 – Mar 1971Fire Control Div
Rogers, Larry "Rog"MM2(SS)May 1968 – Dec 1970Would like to hear from "GOLD" crew shipmates. 732-269-0597, or e-mail to
Tambroni, JohnYn2(SS)May 8, 1968 – Jul 6, 1971ExecutiveServed with my brother Steve, what a great time we had in Spain.
Goodine, John (Goody)QM3 SSAug 1, 1968 – Jan 2, 1971QuartermasterLooking for the old gang. or call 207-453-2148 From Scotland to Charleston to Groton
Fallows, John DMM2(SS)1969 – 1971A Gang
Wilson, RossETN2(SS)1969 – Oct 1970Engineering - RO
Zentek, RonaldFTB1(SS)1969 – 1973WeaponsFond memories
Weaver Jr., Thomas L.ET-2Jan 1969 – May 1974NavigationI was on the last 4 patrols before the yard and three after the yard period.
Johnson, EdEMJul 10, 1969 – Dec 15, 1970EMCan't remeber what crew I was in, I was sent there to fill in for someone when they were short handed.
Moore, Darrell "red"EM 2Jul 20, 1969 – Jul 1, 1971EAs D lynch says, everyone should attend the reunions, grand time....
Carr, Richard, RichFA(SU) to IC-2(SS)Aug 4, 1969 – Oct 7, 1974ICLPO as IC3(SS)Remember Capt. Levy, & the 6" letters on the Conn, "CAPTAIN'S WORD IS LAW" How about ICCS(SS) Moody as DOOW recommending to the OOD/NAV to switch 2 the MK19 when the SINS had a 10 deg bubble & no alarms. NAV said no!!!
Lyman, MelvilleLCDRSep 1969 – Sep 1973Weapons Officer
O'Hara, MichaelSK 2(SS)Nov 20, 1969 – May 10, 1971Supply storekeeperGreat experience--took more away from the Bancroft than I left. Guys on the Blue crew were like family.
Danahy, PatLt .Dec 1969 – Jun 1971Blue

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