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F. S. Key Qualification Cards

Qualifying on any submarine is a long arduous process usually accomplished during the time most qualified shipmates used for sleeping.  Learning a system, then getting the qualified person assigned to that system to sit down and quiz you on it, was often a daunting task.  Getting that sig on your card became all important because if you do not get your points for the week, you went DINK (sub talk for delinquent).  Qual cards are prized possession for any submariner.  I think we keep them because, just in case they ever call us back, we can prove we were qualified and never want to go through that process again.  Also, at that point in our lives it was probably the most difficult and most satisfying accomplishment we had ever achieved.  Oh those lovely dolphins.

 The Key web site is a fitting place for us to enshrine our Qual cards so dig yours out of the brown box in the attic, get them scanned and send them in.  If you do not have access to a scanner, most libraries have them, as do most 12 year olds.  The cards are thumbnails, so click on them for a larger more readable size. 


Updated 08/30/2018

Submarine Qualification Cards

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TM Ron Shouse Blue Crew Qual Card from 1969/70 - Front side

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Ron Shouse Qual Card - Back

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James Bohli 1971 Gold Crew.Two treasured “sigs” by Gus Peterson – Trim & Drain and Main & Vital.

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James Bohli - back

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RM Priece Rich Combined  & Gold Crew Qual Card from 1972 - Front side

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RM Priece Rich Combined & Gold Crew Qual Card from 1972 - Back

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TM Charlie Burrow Blue Crew Qual Card from February 1967 Front side

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Charlie Burrow Qual Card - Back 


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MM Gary Walters Qual Card from 1966 - Front side.

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MM Gary Walters Qual Card - Back.

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Here is my qual card, signed off by Joe Logan in 1968.  Lt. Klinger was M Div officer and Doc Savage was COB. John Lindville Qual Card  - Front side.

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John Lindville Qual Card - Back 

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RM Ron Marchand's Gold Crew Qual card from 1975.  The corner was burned by COB Gus Peterson to give Ron some motivation - it worked

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RM Ron "Lonnie" Marchand - Back  

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Joe Heflin's qual card from 1967

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Joe Helfin's qual card - back 

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Robert Reese qual card from 1968

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Bob Reese qual card - back

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Boyd Nightenhelser qual card from 1979

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Boyd Nightenhelser- qual card - back

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Sam Lewis qual card from 1968

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Sam Lewis Qual Card  - back

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Ron Chim qual card from 1966

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Ron Chim qual card - back

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Vaughn "Skip" Stahl qual card from 1969 - front

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Vaughn Stahl qual card - back

wpe17.gif (61267 bytes) Submitted by Kirk Parnell - Many shipmates reported aboard the Key while it was in overhaul.  During the 1980's, the overhaul lasted years so qualification happened without ever going to sea.  The drawing to the left was made by Bill Heather, at the time he was a FTG2.  He drew this to honor us "nubs" that were "Qualified Shipyard Submarines".  Thanks Bill

Watch Standing Qualification Cards

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Jeff Buss Topside PO Qual from 1979

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Jeff Buss Topside Page 2

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Jeff Buss Topside PO Page 3

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Jeff Buss Telephone Talker Qual card from 1974

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Ron Marchand Radio Supervisor from 1977, Page 1

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Ron Marchand Radio Sup, Page 2

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RM Ron Marchand - Below Decks Qual Card from 1977.

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Ron Marchand Below Decks - Page 2.

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Rich Stiger qualification certificate 1974

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TM Ron Shouse Basic Weapons Qual Card from 1969 - Front

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Ron Shouse Basic Weapons - Rear

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Ron Shouse Qual Certificate


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Ron Shouse - Launcher Qual Card 1970 - Front

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Ron Shouse - Launcher - Rear

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Ron Shouse Torpedo Room Qual Card 1970

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Boyd Nightenhelser- Aux Electrician Aft qual card - 1978   page 1

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AEA page 2

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AEA page 3

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Boyd Nightenhelser AMR2 UL qual card - 1980  page 1

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AMR2 UL   page 2

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AMR2 UL  page 3 and page  4

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Boyd Nightenhelser Control Point Watch qual card  1980  page 1

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Control Point qual card 1980 page 2

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EDM-EDORM Record of Reading

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Boyd Nightenhelser Electrical Operator qual card 1980 pages  1 & 2

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Primary Valve Operator qual card 1980 pages 1 & 2

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Engineering Board Evaluation Sheet 1980

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Reactor Operator qual card 1981 pages 1 & 2

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Reactor Operator pages 3 & 4

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Shut Down Electrical Operator qual card 1981 pages 1 & 2

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Boyd Nightenhelser ship's qual certificate

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Shut Down Reactor Operator Evaluation Sheet and qual card - page 1

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Shut Down Reactor Operator Qual card pages 2 & 3

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Steam Dump watch qual card 1980

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Boyd Nightenhelser Telephone Talker qual card 1980

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RM Priece Rich ship's qual certificate 1974

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Sam Lewis qual note from Weapons Officer 1968

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Curt Brim's qual certificate.

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Brian Bigon Qual Certificate

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Vaughn "Skippy" Stahl's Practical Factors qual card from 1969

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Jody Strong Qual Certificate 1989

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Brian Maguire Qual Card

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Brian Maguire Practical Factors Qual Card