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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
Ledbetter, JohnMT2/SS1981 – 1987
Levinson, NeesonQMSN-QMC1981 – 1993QMGold Crew was the "BOMB" Served 2 tours 1981-1986 and 1989-1993 What happened to "Work Hard Play Hard"? "If you ain't Bancroft you ain't, &^$%!
Ohanley, JeromeQM2SS1981 – Dec 1984NavigationI remember confetti's! this was our stomping grounds. I used to hang out with the Nav ET's Pace, Lahti, Czjar, Blankenship. Michelob Light was our beverage of choice. Fun times!
McGrath, James (Jay)ETC(ss)1981 – Apr 1986Reactor Controls
Williams, Thomas/tomEM2/SSJan 1981 – Apr 1985ElectricalFrom shipyard through too many ORSE's and other examinations to remember. Way too much drilling and too many field days! I do miss some of my shipmates. Don't miss the chow though (sorry guys).
Czaja, FloydET2(SS)Jan 13, 1981 – Aug 27, 1985NAV/ET
Williams, Thomas/tomEM2/SSJan 15, 1981 – Mar 14, 1985
Brown, KevinSK2Mar 15, 1981 – Mar 29, 1983supplyi really enjoyed the boat even going through the yard period. the first patrol after the shipyard was very long.
Wagner, FredEM1Apr 1981 – Jun 1985ElectricalIt was the best of times. It was the worst of times.
Delvalley, RickMT1 (SS)Jun 1981 – Jun 1985WeaponsIs there anyone who remembers the shipyard in Maine, 2 Batte "E"s & Capt K.D. sitting on the sail claiming "It's good to be King " on a swim call ?
Cooper, Donald/ CoopMM1Aug 14, 1981 – Jul 24, 1985A GangGreat group of guys, we had some good times! Blue crew ruled!
Connaughton, JohnET1 (SS)Oct 1981 – Jun 1984RC
Inman, JackRM2Oct 1981 – Jan 1986CommunicationsBest crew and boat, many awards. 6 deployments. The sail of the gomer B at kings bay displays the elite. The best years ever. Went to groton as RM1, Made the E7 list. Left the fleet 1989. Wish i had stayed longer..
Helfrich, MichaelMM1Nov 15, 1981 – Sep 9, 1985Engineering
Hines, RustySK2/SS1982 – Sep 18, 1986SUPPLY643 IF YOU AINT BANCROFT YOU AINT SHIT BEST SUB CREW EVER GO ASK A TRE INSPECTOR BAD BOYS FOR LIFE RH
Mize, CharlesMT 2 SS1982 – 1986
Monk, WilliamMSSN1982 – 1982FOOD SERVICE
Jones, BillET1Feb 1982 – Jan 1986NavigationEnjoyed being on the Bancroft as a Nav-Et. Lots of colorful characters that I still rememeber well.
Powers, DanET1/SSMar 17, 1982 – Oct 17, 1985RCSome of the best times of my life were spent with these lunatics... Still have wet dreams about Miss Bancroft. Come to the reunions (2009 in SanDiego) and make a fool of yourself all over again (like me). If you ain't Bancroft...
Shipman, TonyET2Apr 1982 – Feb 1986navet
Ellis, DavidMT2/SSMay 1982 – 1984weaponsMy second command. Had a great time here. We worked as a team. Thanks Chief Came.
Pierce, Jay profile iconHMC(SS)May 1, 1982 – Aug 20, 1988Medical DepartmentMy second time on board, this time Gold crew, requal Chief of the Watch and qualified Diving Officer. Post yard shakedown, seven detergent patrols and Charleston overhaul. Another great crew.
Cloonan, MichaelRM1(SS)Jun 1982 –CommunicationsMy first submarine and the best command ever associated with. We worked hard and played harder. The Duke lives "forever", and I do recall KD stating "it is good to be King". Proud to have been part of this crew!!!
Barron, KerwinIC2SSSep 1982 – Feb 1984Engineering (IC Div)Looks Linke I am the Old dude here. I loved being on the off crew. I installed the CCTV. First and only boat!
Viering, Paul profile iconETCS(SS)Oct 1982 – Jul 1985Navigation ET
Kizis, SamuelMS2/SS MSSN/SSDec 1, 1982 – Jun 30, 1989Supply/MS5Patrols 643/B 1 Patrol 630/G as you can see,{RANK} I pissed it all away in one night. But the best memories are from my fellow shipmates of 643B+G God Bless. What an adventure.
McMinn, GeraldEM1Mar 15, 1983 – Mar 27, 1987ElectricalElectical - first on, last off. Forward pukes - last on, first off. Enjoyed the drills and the field days -- NOT. Hi to Rick, Tim, Fred, Jim, Mark, Calvin, and all my other Division mates -- but not Slimeback. VNOB
Carroll, AlFTG1(SS)Apr 1983 – 1985TM/FTGHad a blast!! Still remember events like being named "Submarine Atlantic Fleet" and receiving Battle "E"'s every year. However the saying still rings clear "If you aint Bancroft, you aint >>>>>!"
Skipworth, GregRM3Aug 1983 – Apr 1985RadioRoomed with Jim O'Riley and Kirt Nunez in North Charleston. Did three patrols and then departed for Radioman A school in 85. Retired in 2002 and currently live in Williamsburg, VA. Plenty of Confettie's stories....
Boatright, James profile iconQMAug 14, 1983 – Jul 23, 1985quartermasterI went on three patrols and had different jobs until I chose to become a Quartermaster. I enjoyed working with everyone, and the captain K.D. was great.
Ackermann, BillMMCSNov 1983 – Jan 1986M Div
Howe, JeffTMSN1984 – 1988TMBest boat and crew I have ever served with. Now a senior chief and will retire Sep 05.
Schlitts, `davidET2(SS)1984 – Aug 1, 1986Navigations
Stitely, Barry "Baru"ET2/SSJan 10, 1984 – Mar 10, 1986Nav OpsNever forget al the fun we (Blue Crew ETs & QMs) in Jacksonville (remember Confetti?s?) during refit, LOL
Karr, StevenYN2(ss)Jan 10, 1984 – Aug 22, 1985BLUE CREWHey all you Georgie B's wassup!!!!
Burnett, Michael (Bunky)RM1(SS)Jul 1985 – Feb 1986Radio
Shaw, RobertEM1Nov 11, 1985 – Feb 14, 1993ElectricalRetired as CPO in 04. Bancroft was the best boat I ever served on. I was well trained by the best division. Never found that comraderie again on any of my boats. Thanks to Chuck Spain, Greg Seplack,Eric Shaw, Mike Jones, Shag, and countless others.
Atkins, DonaldSk2/ss1986 – 1989SupplyGreat experience
Lowry, JayE-4 QM3Feb 15, 1986 – May 20, 1991NAV/OPSNow a Computer Security Consultant at IBM
Egler, MarkMM1Sep 1, 1986 – Jun 1, 1991ELTHated every aspect of Navy, except the people
Duggan, HerbertMM3Nov 1986 – Aug 1989AHad a great time on board the Bancroft. Hey Bob Shaw how many trips did we make to Myrtle Beach? After leaving the Navy went to work for Dow still there Still think of the times in Charlston, went back in 2000 with my family.

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