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USS Whale (SSN 638) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Whale (SSN 638). 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 229 crew members registered for the USS Whale (SSN 638).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | 1970 – 1975 | 1976 – 1981 | 1982 – 1988 | 1989 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Morris, Dale "moe"IC2/SS1989 – 1991ICI WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE "WHALE PIG" IT WAS BY FAR THE MOST REWARDING EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE I WOULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN. I OFTEN THINK ABOUT THE CREW AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM. FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS TO ALL.
Myers, DavidET2/SSMar 5, 1989 – Mar 21, 1991
McGlaughlin, DennisSTS2/SSAug 1989 – May 6, 1995SonarCome over to http://navy.togetherweserved.com/usn/index.jsp join the converstion and share pictures, lot of Whale guys from our time.
Barnes, DonMM2Aug 1, 1989 – Aug 1, 1993M
Patrick, FrankMM2(SS)Sep 1, 1989 – Aug 15, 1993A-GangLeft the Whale and went to Tender duty in Norfolk. Escaped there and spent 4 years shore duty at Rosey Roads, Puerto Rico. I currently work as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.
Reigles, JamesEM1(SS)Sep 29, 1989 – Nov 1, 1994EWent to Radcon after leaving until 1999. Started working at Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in 2001 and I am currently an Electrical First Line Supervisor.
Florez, Juan CarlosQM3(SS)Oct 1, 1989 – Jul 23, 1993NavigationThe experiences that transpired while attached to the USS Whale based in Groton CT have echoed to this date. Sometimes i wonder "what IF i had re-enlisted?" Hope all those great crewmembers I served with and for are safe and sound. Safe WINDS!
Carroll, JimMM1/SS1990 – 1996A-GangWent on to the USS Ohio after the Whale. Currently in Maryland working as a Principle Nuclear Plant Operator at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant.
Robinson, BobbyMM2/SS1990 – 1995Mechanical- M DIVWorking with the finest Sailors in the Navy gave me great pride. My greatest memories include 5 years onboard fast attack subs. It was scary, funny, somber,and worth while. Going on liberty was always an adventure (Ryan)
Gray, LeeEM2/SS1990 – 1993ElectricalGood memories!!
Bennett, WalterEMC(SS)1990 – 1995Electrical
Brean, HowardTM 2 (SS)Feb 1990 – Jun 1993WeaponsLoved the men I served with. We still get together every few years to re-live our glory days.
Jones, CodyMar 1990 – Mar 1993Fire ControlHey Gang
Bennett, WalterEMC(SS)Apr 1990 – Oct 30, 1995Electrical
Hess, DavidE5-MMApr 18, 1990 – Apr 21, 1992Auxillary Machinary
Kidd, LarrySEAMANJun 1990 – Jun 1991DeckHelmsman/Plansman.
Jurcsak, PaulLCDRJun 1990 – Jul 1993NAVA great boat with a great crew. Great memories!
Birlin, StephenRM2Jun 1, 1990 – Aug 1, 1994Radio
Hoag, MarkSTS3/SSJul 20, 1990 – Oct 2, 1995Weapons
Foster, FredMM2(SS)Jul 30, 1990 – Jul 23, 1993A-GangI gained from some valuable life experiences and learned from many great people. I hope all of my great shipmtes are living their lives to the fullest.
Griffin, ChipEMAug 1990 – 1992E
Tedesco, TimEM1 (SS)Sep 1990 – Sep 1992E-Div
Aird, DonaldCTR1/SSNov 1990 – Mar 1991Radio
Faulkner, ScottLTJGDec 1990 – Dec 1992E/M/RC/CommWithout a doubt the most challenging and rewarding time of my life. My experience on Whale was unforgettable, and I would do it all again.
Hetzel, Dean "weasel"EM11991 – Feb 1995Engineering/ElectricalHey! Ryan! Still have pics of us on the fishing boat in RR Puerto Rico! Hope you are fine. Wouldnt let me go to shore duty, 7 yrs straight at sea was enough so I bailed.
Hoffman, VictorLTJan 1991 – Nov 25, 1993Junior OfficerWas on Whale for TopTorp '91 (sweep!), Northern Run '91 and Unitas '92. Great crew and wardroom. Meanest, fightingest ship in the Navy!
Armstrong, MichaelFTGCMar 1991 – Mar 1994Fire Controllot of great memories, hi all!
Timothy Whitted, TimmyIC3/SSApr 1991 – Mar 1996ICThose were the days... Best of Luck to ya'll... Miss it
Ryan, PatrickEM1(SS)Jun 6, 1991 – Oct 2, 1992ElectricalI was the Leading First for E-Div for about 1 year.
Halliday, DavidE-5 / TM2(SS)Jul 1991 – Jul 6, 1992Torpedoman
Murphy, PatrickSTS3/SSAug 17, 1991 – Jul 1, 1996Weaponsgot in with some great guys in sonar and they carried me the whole way. thought i could not wait to get out. boy was I wrong. went to Baghdad with another great bunch of guys. wouldn't be here without them either. thank you. FAIR WINDS...
Harris, AndrewCDRNov 1991 – Jan 1994Commanding OfficerAn excellent experience on a valiant ship with an excellent crew. We worked hard, and got it done. Best of luck to you all.
Houseknecht, EugeneMM3Nov 1, 1991 – May 9, 1995A GangI made a lot of new friends, had a lot of great times. The Whale was a great boat.
Wade, JeffFTG31992 – 1993Fire ControlWild to see some of your names (especially Chief Armstrong and PO Irish). Brings back memories
McBeain, JeremyMM1/SSFeb 1992 – Jun 1996M-DivWhat an experience!! Wouldn't be where I am today without them.
Wilkerson, Martin WilksRM2 SS/DV.Mar 1, 1992 – Jun 1, 1996Radio
Leonard, "G"IC1May 1992 – Jul 1996ICBest freakin time of my life. I miss it.
Wiseman, TonyEMCJun 1992 – Jun 1996Leading First and LPO of Ediv from 1992 to decomm. Good times..don't miss it.
Bieber, JasonRM3Jul 1992 – Mar 1994
Newton, JosephMM2/SSOct 8, 1992 – Apr 6, 1994M divisionGood time, learned a lot. The valuable experience is carrying me through still today!!
Irish, ScottFT2/FT1Dec 1992 – Dec 1995FT
Puder, J.J.E4/TM3(SS)1993 – 1996DeckServed on Whale 1993-to decommissioning in 1996.
Parker, SpenceEM1(SS)1993 – 1996E
Howard, GregSKSN1993 – 1994Store KeeperHad a great time and made a lot of good friends.
Lambert, GeorgeIC2Jan 1993 – 1995ICLoads of fun times...don't miss any of it!! :)
Michael, DaileyIC3/SSDec 1993 – Jun 1996ICI did not realize how much fun I had until we all went our separate ways. I hope everyone is doing great.
Bechtold, MathewMM3/SS1994 – 1996AGANGCurrently in US ARMY stationed in baghdad.
Vincent, Joseph (Mouse)MM31994 – 1994AuxiliaryMy original orders were to this boat. After checking in I was transferred to the Annapolis.
Reed, DaveET2Nov 1, 1994 – Jul 1, 1996RC
Johnson, KjCoffee DrinkerJan 1, 2004 –dunnoI wasn't really on this ship but somehow I ended up with a USS Whale SSN 638 coffee mug.

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