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Captains of the USS Francis Scott Key

This page is dedicated to the 17 men who were given the honor of commanding the Francis Scott Key.  Their unique talents and capabilities propelled them to command one of the nations most powerful deterrent  weapon systems which ultimately led to the ending of the cold war.  Commanding an FBM submarine, as we all know, is no easy task and one not many men could handle, yet excel.  The men listed below did both.

Blue Crew

Gold Crew

65 - 68 CAPT Frank W. Graham 65 - 69 LCDR Joseph B. Logan     (Deceased  1998)
68 - 71 CDR Luther D.Yarger   (deceased 2/27/07) 69 - 72 CDR James P. Forsyth    (Deceased 7 May 2011)
71 - 72 CDR Stanley E. Bump    
72 - 73 CDR Stanley E. Bump - Overhaul/Poseidon Conversion in Bremerton, WA - Merged Crews
73 - 75 CDR Stanley E. Bump 73 - 77? CDR Percy M. Beard
75 - 79 CDR William J.Hastie 77? - 80 CDR George Mensch
79 - 82 CDR H. M. Spruitenburg 80 - 81 CAPT Lawrence T. Ross
    81 - 83 CDR Gregory Bajuk
83 - 84 CDR Gregory Bajuk - Refuel overhaul Newport News, VA - Merged Crews
84 - 89 CDR David Miller 84 - 88 CDR Robert T. France  **
89 - 92 CDR Skip Weitz 88 - 89 CDR Jimmy Ellis
    89 - 92 CDR William Rogers Jr.
    92 - Decom CDR Carl Olson

I would like to get as many of the COs as I can to give us a brief written narrative of their time on the Key.  If you were CO on the Key, please contact me at ssbn657@comcast.net.  If you have a picture of a CO also send it along.  If a COs name is underlined, click on it for more information and/ or a picture of that CO.  If there are two ** beside his name, this indicates that the CO has written a narrative history of his time on the Key