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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
Moore, Donald "Cowboy"MM3/SS1976 – 1979A
Wilmot, ChuckMM1/SS1976 – 1979A GangLot of good guys, lot of fun and a lot of hard work.
Czachor, BobMM1 (SS)Feb 1976 – Aug 27, 1979M
Wofford, JohnnieRM2Mar 1976 – May 1977OC - Operations CommunicationsUSS Whale (SSN 638) was a Fast Attack Submarine homeported in Groton Connecticut. Spent 15 months aboard and detached May 77 while in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for overhaul.
Ridley, GaryMM1Jul 20, 1976 – Oct 12, 1981A-Gang
Carter, JimMM2 SHIPS PHOTOGRAPHERSep 15, 1976 – Oct 8, 1979MMed Run 1979 was a good time I have some great photos, and St Croix trip was some of the best memories, Very tight crew Good M Div.
Arietta, JoeSTS2Nov 5, 1976 – Jan 2, 1980WeaponsLots of good times with Satterfield, Margaree and Rose.
Barker, David (Dave)MM1(SS)Dec 29, 1976 – Feb 13, 1983M-DivIt was a good place to grow up for me. Met a lot of people I respect, and learned to deal with the rest. Hope I can connect with some of you after all these years.
Barker, DaveMM1 (SS)Dec 30, 1976 – Feb 12, 1983
Ollendorf, AllenSTS3(SS)Jan 1977 – Nov 1978Sonar
Rodriguez, Michael RodTMFeb 1977 – Dec 1977WEAPONS
Brown, KevinSKSNAug 30, 1977 – Mar 15, 1979SUPPLY
Moran, RonMS3 SSNov 17, 1977 – Aug 29, 1980SupplyWAS MY FIRST SUB AND THE BEST TIME.
Novak, MikeMM11978 – 1979Aux.
Reedy, TomET11978 – 1982RCGreat bunch of guys. Two Med runs. Lots of AUTEC runs with stops in Fort Lauderdale and Cocoa Beach. Wouldn't change a thing. Miss the guys.
Tucker, StephenSTS3SS1978 – 1980SonarShort stint on this boat, and TDY with Billfish, 676, did me worlds of good - helped me become a man. Thanks to the men that helped me grow there, especially those that tried to help me overcome by youthful stupidity!
Magargee, RonSTS1(SS)May 14, 1978 – Sep 9, 1981Weapons
Askren, DaleMM2(SS)Jul 1978 – Aug 1981M Div / ELT
Slater, ArchieSTS1(SS)Dec 20, 1978 – Dec 23, 1982sonar
MacAlister, Scott "Mac"MM1(SS)/DV1979 – 1983MThe longer it's been - The better it seemed, But I would not change a thing.
Brown, TadSTS31979 – 1982SonarMy brother in law sadly helped cut the ship up. He was able to get me a battle lantren from the OER. You can see her sail @ the NAVAL Undersea Museum in Keyport Washington http://keyportmuseum.cnrnw.navy.mil/
Reynolds, ScottQM3/SS1979 – 1982NavigationBest time was the Med runs , Italy was great
Stoner, DaveMM2/ss1979 – 1982AuxiliaryGreat memories Reunion June 9th 2018 in Gettysburg PA let me know if you want info.
Babcock, GeorgeSTS1(ss)Apr 7, 1979 – Jul 14, 1983Sonar
Paulus, Edward T.MM1(SS)Sep 1979 – May 1980M Division
Novotny, ScottETNSep 1979 – Mar 1980EDived in head first from fare water planes in Med. Took a bath in the amidships hatch. Baptism by hydraulic fluid. Hit bump in Tangiers bay. Got busted up. Ham Radio callsign AA0EI. Thanks for the memorys.
Niblock, Stephen NibbyMM3/SSSep 11, 1979 – Dec 10, 1982athe good times
Conner, Robert "Bob"ETC(SS)Oct 1979 – Oct 1980NAVETCame to Whale from Narwhal 671and xferred to MOTU FOUR same day the COB TMCM(SS) Mike Angelo xferred to shore duty...was my last sea duty...retired in 1983...Ham Callsign is now W1NAV.
Galati, MichaelE11980 – 1982IC
Cahill, Gene profile iconET11980 – Mar 1984ET-NuclearGreat people and tons of memories. Chief Teghe standing in the Engine Room hatch; Tons of Nor-Med runs, spending a lot of time wandering around London and even more in La Mad. Wandering the USS Orion.
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Santella, JosephMMCS (SS)1980 –COB
Chard, WarrenSK1(SS)1980 – 1982Supply DepartmentThis was one of the best submarines that I had the pleasure to serve on "A WHALE OF A BOAT" I retired as SKC(SS) 1987 (26 years)
Gordon, RandallIC3/SSJan 1, 1980 – Jan 1, 1984ICAt the time, waiting for E.A.O.S. to arrive took forever. Looking back, it was but a flash. We're glad it's all over.
Voyles, GregRM2(SS)Feb 14, 1980 – Jul 10, 1984CommunicationsJust wanted to say hey to all my shipmates I served with, those were the best times of my life.
Burson, BartonFTGC(SS)Mar 15, 1980 – Apr 15, 1983Chief of Fire Control Division and Weapons LCPO
Stroumbos, JamesMM1/SSMay 1980 – May 1982auxhey all up here mine retired and retired did postial thing left leg toast on doc boggan herad he pass cob honker and doc did some sub documntry any seen heard know where donad leroy king bab
Brenzel, Kenneth (Brenz)MM2(SS)Aug 1980 – Oct 26, 1984A-GangHard, dirty work, but I do not regret a minute of it. Great times with Perry, Chuck, Flash, Ronnie the Bow-man, Harr-herng, etc. Bill, sorry I missed you blowing San 2 on the CO.
Ramos, EdwardE5Sep 1, 1980 – Jul 1, 1982Fire Control
Knox, RichardIC1 ( forward)Oct 1980 – Sep 1981IC (Forward) Non-NucGood times, good friends.. Lots of Sea time...
Williamson, LarrySTSC(SS)Nov 1980 – Feb 1984Sonar

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