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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 230 crew members registered for the USS Whale (SSN 638).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | 1970 – 1975 | 1976 – 1980 | 1981 – 1985 | 1986 – 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Sneed, Phillip (Pj)QM30000 –
Tillman, FredIC1(SS)1965 – 1969E
Conrey, TomLT1965 – 1969Weapons OfficerPlank owner. Weapons Officer. North Pole trip in April 69.
Ardinger, ThomasET1 (SS)1965 – 1970Reactor ControlPlank Holder. Spent a lot of time at Electric Boat in Quincy MA watching the boat being built from the keel up.
Davidson, TomSTSC(SS)Jul 1965 – Aug 1968OPS
Goodwin, SheridanCPOJul 1965 – Jun 1970ELECTRICALWas on PreCom and Com Crew
Dougherty, JohnIC1 SSAug 1965 – Nov 1967EWe commissoned a fine boat, and sadly we attended her farewell ceremony. Plank Owner.
Johnson, Carol William (Cooter)EN2(SS)Aug 1965 – Jun 30, 1967A-Gang Diesel ExpertI was in charge of the diesel engineroom.
Johnson, Carol (Cooter)ENAug 15, 1965 – Jun 30, 1967A Gang I was the thirteenth man to report aboard the Whale, we had to live at South Weymouth Naval Air Station for awhile. I really did love my time on the WHALE. I was also on the Trumpetfish (SS425) boat.
Houghton, JonLtSep 1965 – Jun 1969Officer
Robinson, DennisSTS2(SS)Dec 1965 – Jan 1966SONAROnly there for a few months. Set up Snake Ranch in Hull g street with Doug Smith then was xfered to the USS Dace SSN607
Algar, LesCPO1966 – Feb 1968ELes Algar past away June 29, 1979 at his home in Kingston Ma. I make this entry for him. I am Guy L. Algar his eldest son. He transfered in 1968 to the USS Independence (CVA-62) upon making Chief Warrant Officer Grade 1.
Zeige, Bill profile iconETN2SSMar 1, 1966 – Mar 1, 1967OPSPrecommissioning crew Quincy, Mass
Knutson, LarryMM1/SSJun 1966 – Apr 1971PreCom Unit, Plank Owner, North Pole Run.
Levy, SamuelSeamanAug 1966 – Aug 1968SubmarineLooking for Chief of Sonar Tom Davidson and the guys that lived on G Street in Hull, Ma durning that time
Brenno, GeorgeEn 2 SS DvOct 1966 – Dec 1969auxiliaryPlank owner and commissioning crew.On first patrol, going to N Pole,I was standing AMR2 watch the O2 generator had an internal explosion then an external gas explosion with a fireball. The service made me who I am today
Dorlig, LorenET1(SS)Oct 19, 1966 – Jun 15, 1969Part of the commissioning crew
Condon, RobertSK3/SSOct 27, 1966 – Apr 16, 1970SupplyPlank owner, 69 North Pole run
Billy F.wood, WoodyQMC(SS)Nov 12, 1966 – 1970OPS/NAVWhen I arrived in Quincy, there wasn't anything resembling a submarine.The Greenling and Gato (I think) had been towed up from Mississippi. Coming from a smoke boat (AGSS-270) I was in shock!
Genus, James LEM21967 – 1970EPlank Owner
West, GaryEM2(SS)Jan 1, 1967 – Jan 10, 1970EPlank Owner, North Pole Run
Neiweem, JamesMM2Jan 1, 1967 – Aug 31, 1969M
Moon, ConnieSTS1(SS)Jun 1967 – Apr 1970SonarConny passed away October 13, 2006 This entry is made by Greg "Loopie" Van Overloop; August 1968 to August 1972
Sentell, DarrylETR2(SS)Aug 1967 – Mar 15, 1971RCPart of Commissioning Crew, North Pole Run 1969, Nuclear Trained Personnel, Decommissioning Party Groton 1995
Holst, RichardETR2Sep 1967 – Apr 1970OPSPlank owner. 1969 North Pole
Northfield, KenMM2 (SS)Nov 1, 1967 – Sep 1, 1969AI went full circle on the Whale, I was a Plank owner, went to the North Pole, and was a Engineering Technician at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and participated in its Decommissioning.
Goode, DaveEN1968 –AUX
Pedrick, JohnQM/31968 – 1971opsPlank Owner/ 1st north pole and a northern run/ Great years
Uribe, LorrieRM2(SS)1968 – 1971CommunicationsTwo trips up north. On the back-to-back trip to the Med. Remember "Angles and Dangles" during ASW exercise and dummy torpedos used. Fond memories. Would like to see crew again. Jay Vaughn - Are you out there?
Raymond, BretMM2(SS)May 1968 – Oct 1970M DivisionNorth Pole Run-New London Party 1995-Ran into Whale @ Puget Sound in 1988
Van Overloop, Greg MM-1(SS)Aug 1968 – Aug 1972M-DivGood crew We were tight
Wiesner, JimIC3 SSAug 8, 1968 – Aug 5, 1971ICPlank owner reported aboard during sea trials prior to commissioning. Made numerous cruises including 1 st North Pole. Trying to find crew members I served with during this time
Davis, JimCS3 (SS)Oct 1968 – Mar 1972Supply
Hill, Richard (Dick)FTG1(SS)1969 – 1971
Cork, GaryIC1(SS)1969 – 1974E-Div
Rautzhan, BobMM 2 SS1969 – 1972M-DivGreat crew both on and off the boat. It would be great to get together again.
McMahon, TomEN2 (SS)1969 – 1971AuxiliaryAn amazing time in my life with great memories of shipmates and places
Ott, TimETN2Jan 1969 – Sep 11, 1972RC3 northern runs, one back to back into med
Webb, Richard(Steve)MM2(SS)Nov 1969 – Apr 1972MMany, many good times and patrols. Great crew.
John, HoweTM3Dec 1969 – Aug 1972WEAPONSGREAT BOAT AND CREW . I HAVE GOOD MEMORIES OF THAT TIME IN MY LIFE.

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