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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
White, Greg (Whitey)MM1/SS/DV1982 – Aug 1986"M"
Foster, Steve (Ratman)mm1/ssMay 26, 1982 – Sep 15, 1988m
Rosado, RafaelSN/E3Jun 1982 – Oct 1983DeckJust wanted to greet my old shipmates...I was the kid that went to HM school..well I completed HM school and eventually got my RN thank you all for your support. I'm currently finishing my military career as an Army Nurse.
Schlesier, HarrySK2 (SS)Sep 2, 1982 – Aug 24, 1984SupplyWas a surface puke (target) 2 yrs aboard USS Independence. Transferred to subs and served with a great crew aboard a great sub. Best move of military career!
Davis, JimET2/ssDec 22, 1982 – May 10, 1985RCWhere the journey began. People can make any situation good.
Brown, Mike profile iconSTS2DVJan 13, 1983 – Dec 6, 1988SonarI enjoied my time on the Happy Whale. The guys in Sonar where great..
O'Farrell, Mike (Humboldt)MM1/SS/DVFeb 22, 1983 – Dec 15, 1986MachineryI loved the time I spent on Whale, and the people except MMCS (de-sub'd) Stiffy, and MMC (Jack) Hoff. The rest were great and I'll never forget them. Still serving, though in the Army now. Just back from a year in Iraq. Good times there!
Neary III, William E.MM1(SS)Mar 15, 1983 – Oct 1, 1985
Foster, Steve/ratmanMM1/SSMay 27, 1983 – Sep 17, 1988machineryI miss the teamwork, it hasn't been the same since
Leaf, AndrewIC3/SSJul 1983 – Jul 1987ICI HAD ALOT OF FUN WITH GOOD PEOPLE. I MISS THOSE DAYS.
Childress, Jwilliam (Bill)LTDec 1983 – Jun 1986Engineering
Peznowski, StanEM1/SSDec 23, 1983 – Feb 2, 1988EAll my best to all of my shipmates. Great bunch of guys. I have the Northern Log from '85 is anyone wants it..
McVeigh, JerrySonar / Diver1984 – 1988sonarLoved it, couldn't stand it as a kid. 20 some odd years later would turn back the hands of time to be there again. Associated with some of the best people I have ever encountered.
Blumenthal, RobertSTS2/SS1984 – 1988SonarNow that I look back it was a great time in my life and I got to serve with a great bunch of guys.
Habrial, ShawnMM11984 – Aug 1988M divGreat to see you guys Those were some tough and some great times I still say into my hand like the XO used to "the fire continues to buuurrrnnn". Helps me explain to people stressed out that there never was a fire.
Waters, KevinMM3Feb 10, 1984 – Sep 24, 1988
Martin, RogerMM2May 7, 1984 – Jul 26, 1988MI remember it as a great experience! Hello to Scotty, Lockett, Humboldt, Sharrett, Fennel and all the rest!
Flowers, James "Tulip"MM2Jun 1984 – Oct 1988A-Gang
Foster, Ellis "Muffin"EM2Aug 1984 – Aug 1988EDon't miss the Work and now my son, who was born while I was attached to Whale, has joined the Navy.
Fennell, JohnMM1(SS)1985 – 1989MReported to Whale a few months before PSNS. I stayed there until June '88, then returned to Groton. for Med Run 89. Capt Francis commanding and XO Brandhuber. Knew Lance Sharrett entire time. How are you doing Lance?
Lockett, BryanMM1/SS1985 – 1988MReported following prototype.Stayed for 3 years, most of which was at PSNS.Went to the Fulton,Gato,and SubSchool afte Whale, got out after 12 years.Honestly didn't have much fun,but learned a lot.Hi Fennel and Sharret, hope all is well!
Chandler, EugeneEM2/SS1985 – 1988EHello Nukes
McCleery, JimMM1/SS1985 – 1989M-DIVMuch like eveyone who served, the experience onboard the whale through the yard, the med and the trials made me into the person I am today. Hello all!
Vick, JohnnyTM2`Jan 1985 –TMHope everyone is doing well. Wish you all good luck.
Farrell, Pjmm1/ssJan 1985 – Aug 1989A- GANG
Vick, JohnnyTM2Jan 1, 1985 – Aug 8, 1988Torpedo ManUSS Whale SSN 638 1986-1988
Schrader, EricET3Jan 8, 1985 – Oct 12, 1988RCPretty wild to see so many names I've lost touch with.
Moore, ScottMM2Jun 1985 – Oct 1989A-Gang
Williamson, RexMM3Sep 1985 – May 1988A -
Pasculli, KeithMS2 (SS)Sep 1985 – Jan 1989MSI consider the people I served with to be the finest that I have met anywhere. I may not have always loved the work back in the day but i would give anything to go back and do it again.
Meahl, PaulQM2/SSSep 1, 1985 – Jan 6, 1989QMJoined the Happy Whale just before PSNS...cranked till she hit the blocks! Took FOREVER to qualify in the yard, but I was never very good at mechanical stuff anyway. Good ship, GREAT crew, miss them all.
Tavizon, OliverQM2/SSOct 1985 – Jun 23, 1989GREAT MED RUN IN 1989 ... FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS
Vick, JohnnyTM2Dec 1985 – Jan 1988
Sharrett, LanceMM1/SSDec 1985 – Mar 1989M/RLReported to Whale at PSNS for overhaul. We stayed till June '88, then returned to Groton. Departed for "C" just prior to Med Run 89. Capt Francis was a great leader and man. XO Brandhuber changed my career and professional life by chall
Russell, JefferyE-31986 – 1987HMAssigned to the Whale in early 1986 as a seaman, left in late 1987 to Hospital Corpsman School in San Diego, and became HM3(SS) in 1988. Trained under HM1(SS) "Doc" Phillip Krakowiak.
Dickinson, KenMM2-SSJan 1986 – Mar 1988A-Gang
Nilsen, MikeRM2(SS)Feb 5, 1986 – Jan 5, 1990RadioThe whale was a great boat to cut my teeth on. I cherish the friendships and memories from my time onboard the "Happy Whale" more than any of the boats I've been on since.
Newell, ChrisQMCS(SS)Nov 1986 – Dec 1990QMWHALE was a wonderful ship. I think we had just the right combination of personalities to make it a very close-knit crew, I will always fondly remember my 4 years on WHALE as by far the best tour in my career. Fair Winds, Chris
Logan, CedricE51987 – 1990RL
Lamar, WaymondET1988 – 1990ESMET school, A, C was great. Submarine School , Groton , CT Many memories. I am a better person because of all Life challenges. Thanks for the everything!
Beasley, SedricE41988 –WeaponsHello shipmates
McMillan, Scott "mac"STS 2 (SS)Jan 1, 1988 – Jul 21, 1992SonarAboard in 88 in drydock in Bremerton. Took her across the equator, through the Panama Canal in 88, Med Run in 89, crossed the Arctic circle during two Northern Runs in 91 and 92. Great ship, great CO's, and great crews. Hey QMC! Goodonya!
Myers, DavidET2/SSJan 15, 1988 – Apr 15, 1990Electronics Technician
Boswell, TomMM2(SS)Feb 1988 – Feb 1992M-DivisionGreat memories. Awesome time. MMC Cronin, MMCS Rock...MM2 Costa...all great friends and shipmates.

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