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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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Walker, RickETN-21976 – 1978NavigationMy experiences on submarines has shaped my entire working career. You certainly learn a lot about yourself on a sub!
Mundell, MichaelSEAMAN SS1976 – 1978INTERIOR COMMUNICAIIONS STRIKERwar games in carribian sea against canada.we kicked ass. loved rota,spain. and med patrol 72 days under. xmas at weapons station south carolina. miss friends tom testa and bam bam. my son tom is at new london now 2011.
Baggerly, TerryMT1(SS)Mar 1976 – Jan 1980MissileGreat Crew. Loved Rota.
McDermott, DanFTG3 TO FTGCMar 15, 1976 – Dec 1, 1982TM/FTG76' to Yards Gold crew, Post yards Blue crew.
Pierce, Jay profile iconHM2(SS) to HM1(SS)Apr 10, 1976 – May 31, 1979Medical DepartmentI was on the Blue crew in which I qualified October 76 and made 1st class in November 76. Made six detergent patrols with the best crew. Have been to 5 reunions and miss all you crazy bubbleheads. Would do it again.
Mitchell, PaulFTG2(SS)Jun 14, 1976 – 1978WEAPONSSSBN 643 (BANCROFT) SSBN 631 (GRANT)
Piscitelli, Nicolangelo (Nick)ET1(ss)Aug 1976 – Dec 1978RC DivsionBest crew I have ever served with. I remember Kurt Caton ET1(ss) and Mark Wolfe RM 3 (ss) Left the Navy for a different career. What great times we had!
Smith, John/STS3(ss)Aug 1976 – Oct 1977SonarMy QUAL Boat.
Bice, StanleyMM1Oct 5, 1976 – Oct 9, 1983A-GangThis was, without any doubt, the best submarine crew ever. Just retired with 30 years in and never served on a finer boat.
Preisz, BernieMM1 (SS)1977 – 1979M Div.
Failor, MikeYN2(SS)1977 – 1980AdminFound memories of the Blue crew and life long friends!
Vanwyk, Michael/mikeIC2/SS1977 –ICJUST WANTED TO KNOW WHO IS AROUND OR KEEPING UP OR JUST THINKING BACK ON OLD TIMES
Giles, JohnEM1(SS)1977 – 1978E
Cox, TrumanYNC(SS)Jan 1977 – Sep 1981ADMINISTRATIVE (SHIP'S OFFICE)
Bras, GregSK2 (SS)Feb 1977 – May 1980SupplyI had an enjoyable time on the Blue Crew
Phillips, VicMM2/SSFeb 3, 1977 – Apr 30, 1980A-GangAlways glad to hear from shipmates. I still have an attitude problem, but don't let that stop you from sending an email, if you're so inclined.
Craddock, StephenMS3Mar 15, 1977 – Sep 28, 1979Blue crew, living near Baltimore, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and running The Strip Joint Etc,Inc., See you at the reunion?
Ramsey, JimTMC (SS/SW)Sep 1977 – Jun 1985TM DivisionReminiscing about the Gomber B
Keller, TravisMM3 / SSOct 1977 – 1979A-GangDon't Remember when I Transfered to the USS Gato SSN 615 Wanted to see the world I got to see Groton, Ct. Ha Ha! I had the honer of working with Stanly Bice MM1 what a great crew we had!
Mason, John profile iconSN (SU)/(SS)Oct 20, 1977 – Nov 2, 1978Deck643B, 655G, 644G, 625G, AS-32, AS-34; retired as ETCS (SS/SW)
Barbarick, TomET1Dec 1977 – Mar 1979NavigationSome of the fondest memories. I would love to hear from any of the crew that I served with. I can be reached at: thomas.barbarick@navy.mil
Chapman, TerrySA/SSN/SS1978 – 1980Weapons/ DeckMy first boat, had alot of fun, after quals where done I remember alot of names and places
Schwartzer, JimSTS3SS1978 – 1980Weapons/SonarI had alot of fun with John and Davey Dyson. Also, Wayne Blue was a character. Where is Jim Scheffer? I am still looking for my old roomate, Rex Neal (Sexy Rexy). Alot of work qualifying in one patrol. Miss the good times.
Beidler, GeorgeMMCS/SS1978 – 1980Engineering Leading ChiefWe remember all the good times. Gerat Engineering Department!
Rhea, MarkRM2(SS)1978 – Aug 1981RADIOGreat time while on board Gold crew 78 to 81. Deck crew to Radio, Best times cooking Mid-rats with Bruce Ross, freinds Rob Wood, Terry Chapman, if you care to talk email me at mrhea57@hotmail.com.
Brocksmith, ChristopherYN31978 –YN
Maes, GlenMS2(SS)Jan 5, 1978 – Jun 15, 1982SUPPLYI was honored to start on the Gold crew, out of yards to the Blue crew. I'm now the CMC at the White House Navy Mess. If you get a chance please E-Mail & keep in touch. Also MSC Harry Janke has been the Best Mentor & Shipmate that I met in 2
Davis, LarryLTApr 1978 – Apr 1980DCA, Comminicator
Egan, Lanceic 2Apr 6, 1978 – Feb 1, 1980IC
Bridwell, TomMM1 (SS)May 1, 1978 – Nov 11, 1983A GangI was honored to be onboard the best boat in the US Navy.
Huckeba, David "Huck"MMC (SS)Jun 1978 – Jan 1982MachineryMy first boat as the leading chief of M division - what a ride
Little, Charles profile iconIC3/SSSep 15, 1978 – May 24, 1980EE03My First command at sea qualed ss on this boat was happy to see her as a memorial at king's bay.
Binkley, PaulMM21979 – 1983M2 Patrols as Blue crew before overhaul, sea trials and 1 patrol as Gold.
Rasey, PhilFTG1(SS)1979 – 1983Torpedo Fire ControlBancroft Gold TTF Bangor Georgia Gold TTF Bangor H M Jackson Gold
Reese, AndrewFTB1(SS)Jan 19, 1979 – Oct 19, 1983Fire ControlBattle Stations Fire Control Supervisor for C-4 DASO Launch October 1983!
Ripperger, Rip (Mark)EM1Aug 1979 – Jun 1985Now serving as a monk, priest and teacher in the Dallas area.
Spangler, HayesMT2(SS)Aug 1979 – Oct 1983Missile
Swinyer, WilliamIC1/SSAug 1979 – Aug 1990ICJust looking to connect with some guys from the good old days.
French, JackE-31980 – 1980served two deployments before heading off to "A" school in sunny San Diego.
Baber, DennisET11980 – 1984Navigation
Pace, DennisET1980 – 1984NAVETServed on 5 subs, can't hardly remember anybody on the other 4. but this ship was a blast. anybody ever get to keep the "el logo del nav", the trolls, or snoopy?...or did they go down with the ship?
Furr, JoeMM1/ss1980 – 1984Auxiliary DivisionThis was my first submarine. I ending up serving on two others before taking an early retirement in 1995. Quite a ride.
Melton, Marc (Melty)RM1 (SS)Jan 1, 1980 – Jan 1, 1985RadioThe Gomer "B" was the best boat I ever served on.. I had many friend's and will never forget them.. Boomer's Forever - Melty
Estrada, Heriberto (Eddie / Ed)IC2(SS)Feb 20, 1980 – Sep 8, 1984EngineeringLooking for fellow Bancroft shipmates (Gold crew).
Weschler, KennethET1/SSJul 1980 – 1983RCOf the two submarines I served one, The Bancroft is the most memorable with the friends I served with. Keep in touch!
Foster, Richard profile iconSeamanDec 28, 1980 – Mar 25, 1983Deck /Weapons DivisionNot only the best Boomer in the Navy, but I had a lot of friends and shipmates on both crews. I doubt that anyone will ever remember me, but I sure remember them!

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