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American Submariner Now available to the public by subscription. See Page 63 Volume 2018 2nd Quarter $6.00 Download your American Submariner Electronically Same great magazine, available earlier. Send an E-mail to requesting the change. ISBN List 978-0-9896015-0-4 American Submariner Special Election Issue Americas two nuclear boats on Eternal PatrolMore information on page 20USS Scorpion (SSN-589) USS Thresher (SSN-593)


Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 3AMERICAN SUBMARINER COPYRIGHT 2018The American Submariner and all material therein is copyrighted under the laws of the United States of America and any reproduction in any form, analog or digital, without the written permission of the Editor is forbidden by law. All permitted reproduction requires acknowledgment of source, author and the American Submariner. Deadlines for Magazine Submission Deadlines have changed to even out the time between issues and to ensure each issue is released (2018) 1 st Quarter 2018 Issue Friday, January 5 2 nd Quarter 2018 Issue Thursday, April 5 3 rd Quarter 2018 Issue Thursday, July 5 4 th Quarter 2018 Issue Friday, October 5Articles received after the deadlines may be considered for publishing in the next scheduled edition of the magazine. All articles are published at the sole discretion of the National Editor. Table of Contents Page Number Article AMERICAN SUBMARINER States Submarine Veterans Inc. is published quarterly by USSVI. United States Submarine Veterans Inc. in the State of Connecticut. National Editor Chuck Emmett 7011 W. Risner Rd. Glendale, AZ 85308 (623) 455-8999 Assistant Editor Bob Farris Assoc. Editor DistributionNeal Britner Boat Sponsorship ProgramVic Van Horn Review AssociatesBill Andrea Dick Kanning Joan Miner Wayne Clark John Stanford Tom Denton The American Submariner is not responsible for the claims of the Advertisers; however the primary focus service to USSVI members. Issues concerning Advertisers may be sent to the NOTEThe direct phone numbers for the American Submariner Editor are Mobile Printed Quarterly by:Buzz Printing 1850 Empire Central Dallas, TX 75235 3 Table of Contents, Deadlines for Submission 6 Selected USSVI . Contacts and Committees 6 Message from the Chaplain 7 District and Base News 7 (change of pace) John and Jim 8 USSVI Regions and Districts 9 Why is a Ship Called a She? 9 Then and Now 10 More Base News 11 Does Anybody Know . 11 How I See It Message from the Editor 12 2017 Awards Selections 13 A Guardian Angel with Dolphins 14 Letters to the Editor 18 Shipmate Honored Posthumously . 20 Scorpion and Thresher (Our Nuclears on EP) 22 Change of Command 23 . Our Brother 24 A Boat Sailor . 100-Year Life 26 Election 2018: Bios 41 2018 OFFICIAL BALLOT 43 Presence of a Higher Power 44 Boat Reunions 47 Kap(SS)-4-Kid(SS) 48 Submarines on Eternal Patrol 49 Heritage: F-class Boats 51 Shipmates on Eternal Patrol 52 Boat Sponsorship Program (BSP) 56 New USSVI Members 60 Yellow Submarine 61 USSVI Application 62 American Submarine Ad Schedule 63 (Magazine Help Page)Page 2 American Submariner


Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 5 Page 4 American Submariner USSVI National Officers National Commander National Jr. Vice CDR National Secretary Immediate Past Nat. CDR National Treasurer do have something to share, it will be here. 2nd Quarter Notes from National Officers National Sr. Vice CDR John Markiewicz (904) 743-2924 Wayne Standerfer (972) 298-8139 Bill 790-1287 Ray Wewers (479) 967-5541 Paul Hiser (215) 317-5666 Al Singleman (518) 355-2119 As I sat down to write this column for the second quarter issue of the American Submariner Magazine I received notice that I turned out to be a letter from Frank Hood along with a check for four thousand ($4,000) dollars which he forwarded as a donation to the USSVI -Charitable Foundation Scholarship Fund and I read Frank Hoods book POOPIE SUITS AND COWBOY BOOTS few weeks ago. It is available for purchase through in print form or Amazon as an audio book. I enjoyed the many memories it brought back of my days of riding the boats out of Groton, Charleston and Holy Loch, initially on the Skipjack and later on the Henry Clay and Nathanael Greene. Even though the book deals principally with the Fast Attack submarine routines, there are enough similarities that any Boomer sailor can relate. It is written with explanations and in language that a lay person can understand as well, so it can be enjoyed by non-submariners, spouses, other family members and civilians who just want to know what it was like riding submarines in the 60s, 70s and 80s. It is an enjoyable read and best of all, the proceeds are all being donated to our United States Submarine Veterans Charitable Foundation Scholarship Fund. The book has only been out for a few weeks and over 400 copies have already been sold. I encourage you all to talk this book up to your families, friends, relatives, coworkers, and everybody else that you may know, or think might enjoy reading about submarines and submariners. On a similar subject, I want to thank John Andersen for his recent donation to the USSV Charitable Foundation of a framed poster from the UP PERISCOPE SEMINAR held some years back that was attended by more than 400 submariners and historians and was hosted by the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, the U.S. Naval Institute and the Admiral Nimitz Historical Park. The keynote speaker was RADM Chester W. Nimitz Jr, who was also a submariner, as was his father. The attendees included four living submarine commanders who were awarded Medals of Honor for their war patrols. The poster is signed by RADM Nimitz and three of the Medal of Honor awardees: RADM (Ret) Richard H. OKane, RADM (Ret) Eugene B. Fluckey and Captain (Ret) National Commander John Markiewiczand Captain (Ret) George L. Street. The fourth Medal of Honor recipient in attendance was VADM (Ret) Lawson R. Ramage, however, he did not sign the poster for some unknown reason. There were only 150 of these signed posters distributed. The Charitable Foundation Board has voted to auction the poster to go to the USSV Charitable Foundation Scholarship Fund. Hope to see you all at our 2018 National Convention Cruise out of Fort Lauderdale this October. Skip Turnbull (217) 487-7710 USSVI National ParliamentarianON THE ORDER OF THINGS ON THE ORDER OF THINGS National Sr. Vice COMDR. Wayne Standerfer On March 16, 2018 prior to the Annual Mid-Term National Board was completed by the National Audit Committee in Orlando, FL. The committee consisted of Regional Directors Steve Bell, Les Altschuler, David Farran, Assistant WR Director Jim Denzien, DCOY Tom Williams and ESD4 Commander Ken Nichols. I and NT Paul Hiser were in attendance as Chairman and advisor respectively. National Treasurer Paul Hisers record keeping abilities, attention to detail and the organized manner in the way he supplied the necessary documentation, enabled the committee to complete their task quicker and more smoothly than any previous review with which I have been involved. The committee found only one item that needed corrective action. This consisted of supporting documents (receipts) for an RR (Requested Reimbursement) that for some reason were lost during an e-mail transfer. The documents were easily found and supplied to the committee for their approval. The 2018 Convention/Cruise is open for registration and promises to be a memorable and enjoyable activity for our membership. This is only the second time in 54 years an ocean cruise has been used to conduct a USSVI National Convention, so dont hold back in making plans to attend. It could possibly be the last time this will take place in some of our lifetimes. Use this link to register Regards, Wayne Standerfer NSVC Shipmates, This election year members will be asked to approve the new combined Constitution and Bylaws. This new document is the product of two years of diligent work by your Constitution and Bylaws Committee in cooperation with the Board of Directors. This endeavor was brought about by several factors; Roberts Rules of Order, ,RONR(11th ed.)p 14 ll.6-9, The State of Connecticut and the IRS. The new CBL eliminates a lot of redundancy and wordiness that existed before in the two separate documents. It also wording as was in the Auxiliary article. It incorporates all previous amendments and revisions. Do to the cost, the 38-page document will not be printed in the magazine. It will be available for viewing on the USSVI web site. Hope to see you all at the ABM on the cruise. Green Board, Skip Turnbull Chair, Constitution and Bylaws Committee ParliamentarianAligenisqui sa experio quiae sus. USSVI Purpose Our purpose is, To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishments. Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States of America and its Constitution. In addition to perpetuating the memory of departed shipmates, we shall provide a way for all Submariners to gather for the mutual shall be strengthened by camaraderie. We support a strong U.S. Submarine Force. will bring about the perpetual remembrance of those shipmates also endeavor to educate all third parties it comes in contact with about the services our submarine brothers performed and


Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 7 Page 6 American Submariner USSVI MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Chairman Bill Andrea (NJVC) (561) 790-1287 WAY and MEANS COMMITTEE Chairman Wayne Standerfer (NSVC) (972) 298-8139 CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS COMMITTEE Chairman Skip Turnbull (National Parliamentarian) (217) 487-7710 Members John Markiewicz (NC) Al Singleman (IPNC) VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE Chairman Ron Martini (307) 674-9847 (803) 897-2480 VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICER (see box at the top of the next column) AWARDS COMMITTEE Chairman John Stanford Have a shipmate or group that is outstanding within USSVI? John Stanford is where decisions are made to award them. All awards are presented at the Annual Conventions. (904) 743-3197 NATIONAL CONVENTION COMMITTEE Chairman Richard (Ozzie) Osentoski Members Carl Schmidt (PNSVC) Terry Bolen NATIONAL SCOUT PROGRAM MANAGER David Farran (CRD) (319) 352-1015 BOAT SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM Victor Van Horn (708) 609-9840 Veterans Related Problems? USSVI has Veterans Affairs Selected USSVI Appointed Contacts and CommitteesSee more details on the BSP, page 40 Bill Butterbean Dixon (919) 467-7597 A Message from the Chaplain: John 20 vs 29 Blessing ************ *********** *********** Food for thought *********** *********** 1 John 1 vs 9,10 ************* General District and Base NewsCentral Region DC Meeting Region Director and the 6 District a one-day discussion covering the District Commanders. Three of the Six District Commanders are new to the position this year. The purpose of the meeting was to get the 7 attendees together to meet each other and with input from the CRD and the more experienced District Commanders, cover Base Commanders, and the whys and wherefores for having District 2, Vic Van Horn participated via speaker phone and aided in the discussion of the Boat Sponsorship Program. General discussions concerning the DC Position completed the days meeting. (change of pace) John and JimConjoined-at-the-hip twins walk into a bar in Dallas and park themselves on a bar stool. One of them says to the bartender, Dont mind us, were joined at the hip. Im John, hes Jim. Two Bud Lite beers please. The bartender, feeling slightly awkward, tries to make polite conversation while pouring the beers. Been on vacation, guys? Off to England next month, says John. We go to England every year, hire a car, and drive for miles, dont we, Jim? Jim agrees the history, the beer, the culture . . Nah, we dont like that British crap, says John. Hamburgers and Budwiser beer, thats us, eh, Jim? And we cant stand the English; theyre so arrogant and rude, not civil and polite like us Americans. So why keep going to England? asks the bartender. Its the only chance Jim gets to drive.


Southeast District 1 (VA, NC) District Comdr: Dave Campbell (919) 803-1842 Southeast District 2 (SC,GA) District Commander: Wayne Phillips (803) 302-8877 Southeast District 3 (FL Panhandle, AL, MS, LA) District Commander: Steven Walmsley (228) 324-4309 Southeast District 4 (Northern FL) District Comdr: Kenneth W. Nichols (352) 465-7732 Southeast District 5 (Southern FL District Comdr: George R. Parker gparker350@aol.comVolume 2018 Issue 2 Page 9 Page 8 American Submariner USSVI Regions and DistrictsThis information is provided for assistance in contacting a USSVI Western RegionRegional Director: Robert J. Bissonnette (619) 644-8993 AZ, NM) District Comdr: Jim Denzien (623) 547-7945 CO, UT) District Comdr: Brandon Martinez ID, MT, WY) District Comdr: Joe Tarcza (509) 627-2168 Western District 4 (WA, OR, AK) District Comdr: Jim DeMott (360) 895-0547 Western District 5 (Northern CA, NV) District Comdr: Peter (Pete) T. Juhos (916) 208-0667 Western District 6 (Southern CA, NV and HI) District Comdr: Michael (Willie) Williamson (909) 754-0326 Western District 7 (WY, MT, Western SD and NE) District Comdr: Ron Martini (307) 694-9847 rontini@gmail.comCentral RegionRegional Director: David L. Farran (319) 352-1015 AR. KS, MO, OK) District Comdr: Daryl Krause (816) 289-6578 Central District 2 (WI, IL) District Comdr: Phillip Owens (608) 728-0365 Central District 3 (MN, ND, SD, NE, IA) District Comdr: Glenn Harris (712) 221-5962 Central District 4 (TX) District Comdr: Wyvel Tom Williams III (512) 632-9439 Central District 5 (KY, TN) District Comdr: Marlin Helms, Jr. (865) 387-5625 Central District 6 (IN, MI, OH) District Comdr: Fredrick Kinzel (586) 945-8561 (continued) Eastern Region (North)Regional Director: Les Altschuler (609) 395-8197 Northeast District 1 (New England) District Comdr: Peter J. Koester (978) 500-5085 Northeast District 2 (Lower NY, NJ, Philadelphia) District Comdr: Michael E. Bost (732) 979-4831 Northeast District 3 (PA) District Comdr: Hubert C. Dietrich (412) 486-2635 Northeast District 4 (MD, DE, Northern VA) District Comdr: Ronny A Olson (302) 723-1939 Northeast District 5 (Upstate NY) District Comdr: James Irwin (518) 383-2481 subvetjim@gmail.comEastern Region (South)Regional Director: Steve Bell (704) 824-3510 (continued) A Submariners Milestone This article was written by David T. Cornell and with but a few editorial changes, the wording is all his. 60 years. I was inducted into the Holland Club, Life Member at Groton Base, Groton, CT. During my ten years (1956-1966) of active Navy service, I was fortunate to be a member of the crews placing four fast attack nuclear powered submarines in commission. This gave me the relatively rare distinction of a Plank Owner of the USS Seawolf (SSN 575,) USS Seadragon (SSN 584,) USS Barb (SSN 596) and USS Flasher (SSN 613), all of which were eventually assigned to the Pacific Fleet. A few highlights of my career. The Seawolf completed a 60 day endurance patrol logging in 13,000 miles, receiving the Navy Unit Citation. The Seadragon completing the North West Passage, East to West, passing through the North Pole, surfacing in a hole in the ice 14 miles away to play baseball on the ice. That accomplishment also received the NUC. The other two boats being transferred, were sent through the Panama Canal. Prior to Seadragon leaving the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, an E4 sailor, either a Machinist Mate from the Engineering Department or an Aux Gang Engineman was to be transferred to the Thresher. Robert W. Gaynor, who had the nickname Mitsy, was selected. He was a very good friend of mine. That boats loss touched us all, some closer than others. Like so many of us fate came close but moved on. When I start my Eternal Patrol, my wish is to be cremated and my ashes spread into Fairwinds and Calm Seas off a submarine where the Thresher was lost to join my friend Bob and all my other fellow submariners lost at sea. Even though the submarine fleet is very few, it is a very strong and powerful unit From The Depth We Rule. We are an elite force who, Run Silent and Run Deep standing alongside those other elite special military forces who are protecting our freedom. God bless my fellow shipmates and all submarine veterans and God bless America.August 8th,1945, Charles Whitman EM3(SS) was killed in a gun action in the vicinity of the Kurile Islands. He was the last Submariner killed in WW2. A ship is called a she because: There is always a great deal of bustle. around her and these are almost always all men. She has a waist and stays It takes a lot of paint to keep her good looking It is not the initial expense that breaks you, its the upkeep She can be all decked out; but it takes an experienced man to handle her correctly Without a man at the helm, she is absolutely uncontrollable. She shows her topsides, hides her bottom and, when coming into port, always heads for the buoys. Why is a Ship Called a She


Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 11 Message from the editor, Chuck Emmett Page 10 American Submariner More Base NewsSaturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18, were spent with a Base fund raiser at Cabelas on the Tulalip Indian Reservation north of Seattle, WA. This photo shows the Base Float being set up. Buttons and to the public. Ric Hedman Seattle Base CommanderSeattle Bases had this event at a place called Cabelas. This must be the outdoor/ sporting goods store but Im not sure if this is that nation-wide. Seattle Base thought that this venue is so well known through-out the country that only just that one word Cabelas is needed to instantly identify it. But it shows a problem with sending in articles. I could just as equally think of it as an eight-sided grease pig arena under ultra-violet light. Does Anybody Know . or . Just Fiction? This is the second edition of American submariner for 2018 but you know when you're reading this how late it is. So why? Well to begin with, this has been the most confused and disjointed magazine I have ever put together in the over All during the production time for this issue (basically from April 5 to when this went to the printer) preparations for the USSVI national election was never mentioned. I think I even ask maybe once or twice about it and was told that we would do it later. Finally, during the third week of April when the magazine was totally complete, proofread, and all corrections entered, I got a message from my boss (the National SVC) that the realization had hit that we were required by the Constitution to put all election information including a paper ballot in the second issue of the election year. The expression, "back to the drawing boards," was never and do everything to put the election material into a format suitable for the magazine. It looks nice in the magazine but to lay out a magazine. of the races are contested but you can make your approval noted by a check in the box next to his name or if you feel strongly, putting in a write in candidate. But the most important thing in this election by far is the printed here far too long to take up space in the magazine are going to do. I know its a lot to read (and no one wants to do that) so here is my personal suggestion. Each Base should select or appoint one member to read and get up to speed on the changes (as much as we mere mortals, i.e. non-lawyer can do.). That person should then get up at the next base meeting and brief every body on just what he found out. Just a thought. This kind of personal dedication (allbeit maybe appointed) then one person is got the responsibility and is sharing with the whole base just a thought.


Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 13 Page 12 American Submariner 2017 AWARDS SELECTIONS Joe Negri AwardFrederick W. Borgmann Bremerton Base Robert Link Award (individ uals)Terry I. Bolen Corvina Base Charles W. Butcher Mare Island Base Brian A. Daugherty Hampton Roads Base Thomas S. McFadden Tarheel Base Charles R. Petitt Carolina Piedmont Base Gene E. Rutter Tarheel Base Brian Watson Baton Rouge Base Gene A. Weisbecker USS Chicago Base Charles ( Chip ) Wisard USS Asheville Base Robert Link Award (Bases) Bowfin Base Hampton Roads Base Marblehead Base District Commander of the YearWarvel Tom Williams, III Brazos Valley Base Meritorious Award ( individual )Douglas A. Bryant Marblehead Base James Irwin Albany Saratoga Base Paul Orstad Groton Base Michael R.. Varone Northern Virginia William W. Whelan Tarheel Base Meritorious Award ( Base ) USS Chicago Base Golden Anchor AwardClass One Hampton Roads Base Class Two (no entry submitted) Class Three Central Texas Base Class Four USS Snook Base Silver Anchor AwardLarry I. Ferrell Maine Base Dominick Grimaldi Groton Base Jack Jeffries Carolina Piedmont Base Thomas R. Shannon Marblehead Base David M. Vrooman Blueback Base Thomas R. Shannon Marblehead Base Ben Bastura Historical Achievement AwardDon and Dale Johnson Golden Valley, AZ Newsletter AwardsClass One: Hampton Roads Base CurrentsClass Two: Gold Country Base Class Three Carolina Piedmont Base Piedmont PeriscopeClass Four Cuttlefish Base W.R.T.--------Overall Winner Hampton Roads Base Currents These awards were presented at the 2017 National Convention in Orlando These awards were presented at the 2017 National Convention in Orlando A Guardian Angel with Dolphins?Sometimes when a submarine goes wildly out of control, it sinks to the bottom. Sometimes when a sub goes wildly out of control, it goes straight to the surface. When the USS You'd be forgiven if you hadn't heard of the Chopper. It was one of 122 Balao-class diesel-electric naval power during World War II. Unfortunately for the Chopper, however, it was completed too late to actually see any action, and was quickly outclassed in the post-war era by nuclear-powered subs with new, innovative teardrop-shaped hulls. At 1:40 in the afternoon of February 11, 1969, Chopper was participating in a training exercise with the destroyer USS Hopkins off the coast of Cuba. Everything seemed relatively normal, for a submarine. It was traveling at about eight knots, almost horizontal in the water with a one-degree down angle and was cruising below the surface at 150 feet. Two minutes later, everything went haywire. For reasons that were initially unknown to the crew, the sub lost electrical power. Completely. And for some reason, the dive planes at the rear of the sub headed towards the bottom, and the crew was deaf, blind and powerless to stop it. seconds, according to this US Navy report into the incident. Unfortunately for them, their wild ride was just beginning. Within 15 seconds of the loss of power, the Chopper was pointed downwards at a 15-degree angle. The helmsman in the conning tower desperately tried to call for help from the maneuvering room in the aft section of the submarine but couldn't get through on the sound-powered phone. as the boat continued to pitch downwards like a drunken college student falling over a slight curb. walk, just watch any video of a modern submarine, operating under normal conditions, at about 29 degrees: Those submariners arent standing like they're in Michael Jackson's Moonwalk just for fun. By 15 seconds after the loss of power in the USS Chopper, the submarine was stuck at a 45-degree down angle, making (Continued at Angel on page 18)


The Clamagore Can and Should Be Saved Before the ex-USS Clamagore (SS-343) was delivered to the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, a Donation Contract (N00024-79-C-0204) was signed between the United States of America, represented by the Department of the Navy, and the State of South Carolina, represented by the Patriots Point Development Authority. met by Patriots Point, in particular, maintain the Vessel in such a manner that it will not cast discredit upon the Navy or upon the proud tradition of this historic vessel . ., Patriots Point has failed to maintain the submarine as they should have. If Patriots Point had maintained the Clamagore properly she would still be in very good condition. My proof of this is that two similar submarines that were commissioned within 6 months of USS Clamagore (ex-USS Cutlass and ex-USS Sealion) are still in operation with the Taiwanese Navy which is Carolina should be embarrassed that their state, which so cherishes its history, should have neglected its responsibility to this historic vessel. One item to show this neglect is that the Clamagore was delivered to Patriots Point with an impressive cathodic system to reduce corrosion of the hull and superstructure. This consists of bars of metal, normally zinc, that are attached to the hull so they corrode instead of the steel of the superstructure and hull. By April 2008 when a survey was performed by Joseph W. Lombardi, Marine Surveyor & Consultant, no impressive cathodic system was to be found. The report states it is understood that Patriots Point has engaged a contractor to design and install a new cathodic this. The State of South Carolina was donated a historic debris that collects on the roof and then the roof starts to leak. The answer to this by the agency handling the house for the Most of the damage sustained by Clamagore happened before the current Director Mac Burdette took the position. Patriots Point is that they cant keep their story straight. They tell one group in Florida that they spend $250,000 a year to maintain Clamagore and then about three weeks later they Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 15 Page 14 American Submariner Got a complaint,compliment or question? Send me an e-mail (or letter) and Ill do my best to include it. No promises some issues get more mail than I can print but go for it. American-Submariner@cox.netChuck, Let me try this again. There should be pictures attached. The carved Torpedoman gorilla was inspired by an overhead projector slide, from when I went to Submarine School (1969). I traced a copy of the slide but have no idea who drew the image. The carving won an Honorable Mention at the International Woodcarvers Congress a while back. Although the Torpedoman rating has been eliminated from todays Navy, there are still plenty of old-timer Torpedomen around. I hope they and all submariners take the carving with the humor that is intended. ted From: Herbert G. Renner, Jr. Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 8:42 PM To: Subject: My Submarine To John Markiewicz, National Commander: Am I missing something, or is there a situation where the Submarine, USS Theodore Roosevelt, SSBN600, no longer holds meetings or has a say in American Submariner? I was with them for 5 years during the Cold War as their Due to age and memory, I cannot remember the names of the Gold Crew that I was with, operating out of Holy Lock, loved them and did our best to protect them when at sea by keeping an eye on the operations at Leningrad (St. Petersburg turning it over to the Blue crew, as we returned to Groton for more training and time at home. So much time in the air and buses traveling in those days, makes me want to travel by American Submariner is now the only subscribed magazine that I get these days and always glad to see it in the mail box. A wonderful place to see back in time and wonder what is coming to protect our Great Nation. Tears come to my but I know that there are those taking us old-timers places Best regards and smooth sailing,_ Herbert G. Renner, Jr Master Chief, Hospital Corps, U.S. Navy, Retired 251 Golden Pine, Goldendale, WA 98620 Cell: (509) 250-1293 Email: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------We at USSVI and the American Submariner Magazine will never forget any of our Submarines and their crewmembers. Thank you for your kind words and sharing your memories. I too made a few patrols out of Holy Loch, Scotland on the Henry Clay Gold Crew and the Nathanael Greene Gold Crew back in the 70s and early 80s, obviously a few years later than you did on the Roosevelt Gold Crew, but I share your sentiments and some of your memories. JOHN MARKIEWICZ CWO2, USN RETIRED UNITED STATES SUBMARINE VETERANS (USSVI) NATIONAL COMMANDER HUNLEY CONTINUED Chuck, I appreciate the views presented in previous comments regarding the CSS Hunley. I would however like to propose an alternative view for consideration. another ship. To base this decision that the victim of the attack was the Union Warship USS Housatonic during its blockade of Charleston Harbor, in the American Civil War, is a fragile argument. The Robert E. Lee SS(B)N 601 and Stonewall Jackson SS(B)N 634 are both recognized on the list and were named after prominent Confederate Generals. Additional prominent ships well known to the Submarine Community include USS Hunley AS 31, named after H.L. Hunley, the inventor and namesake of the CSS Hunley and USS Dixon AS 37, named after George E. Dixon, the Commander of the CSS Hunley during the attack on the USS Housatonic. The pros and cons for recognition of the CSS Hunley among the ranks of other U.S. Submarines can be debated for years. However, omission due to political loyalties should not be considered or from the rolls for the same reasons. And that is something that should never be considered. Ken Lehmkuhl CS2 (SS) USS James Monroe SS(B)N 622 1970-1971 I know this will not be the last word on the Hunley, but what each one of us should look at are the simple facts about this vessel. The Hunley was designed by, constructed by and manned by men from a culture who chose to turn their back on the United States of America and instead create a society whose purpose was to perpetuate slavery as part of their culture and the rampant bigotry that goes with it. (Dont believe states (Letters continued on page 17)Sir, I too believe that the Hunley cant be listed as a US submarine, however there is more to the traitors-lost-wewon view so prevalent in our PC world. By Congressional Appropriation Act of 1901, signed 6 June 1900; Congressional Act of 9 March 1906; U.S. Public Law 810, Approved 26 February 1929; U.S. Public Law 85-425, Section 410 Approved 23 May1958Confederate veterans are considered the same as any other U.S. Veteran of 18611865. Confederate graves rate a VA headstone if requested. The majority of the for Freedom SSBNs, were being built and commissioned during the Civil War Centennial, President Eisenhower had a portrait of General Robert E. USS Robert E. Lee SSBN 601 and USS Stonewall Jackson SSBN-634, got their names. The boomers were named for great AMERICANS of the US and the Western Hemisphere. By the fortunes of war and Gods will we have ships named USS George Washington and not USS Benedict Arnold. My opinion, which is the same as everyone elses posterior, the removal and vandalizing of ANY monument to US history cheapens our heritage. The current Tide Pod munchers who do so are the grandchildren of the 60s revolutionaries who spat on my father-in-law upon his return from Vietnam. How will we be judged in 50 years? Respectfully, MT1(SS) John Fletcher rights, its an excuse not a reason.) any use of heritage in that the Hunley could now be construed as a vessel of the United States of America. In fact she took an active part in trying to destroy vessels of our Navy as her one and only venture.


Page 16 American Submariner Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 17 or cheap. I belong to a group, USS Clamagore (SS-343 Restoration and Maintenance Association, Inc., CRAMA, a submarine and would like to mount it on land as has been done with the Albacore in New Hampshire, the Drum in The only way to save the Clamagore is for the State of South Carolina which owns the submarine to take it from Patriots Point, a group that show they have no interest in saving the ship, and give it to a group that can save it. If you are a resident of South Carolina please let your state representatives and senators know you want the Clamagore Please help. If you are not a resident but are interested in helping please contact me at Rick Wise Secretary CRAMA Base Commander, Charleston Base, USSVI Summerville, SC(Letters continued from page 15) Rick raises a very good point about having the State saving the Clamagore. But states are hurting for money for so many other needs. While important to us, an old decidedly non-sexy, Cold War relic doesnt raisae a lot of passion with the ordinary tax-payer. Raising their Dear Chuck: hopefully it will make second quarter. I would like to make a couple of minor corrections to the letter of LCDR R.J. Hansen in Volume 2017 Issue 4 of the American Submariner. The German Type XXI Submarines which were commissioned into the U.S. Submarine Service were the U-2513 and the U-3008. Hence, I believe the boat picture referenced in the letter was the U-2513. If so, it was the U.S.S. Ex U-2513. WWII, and the U-2540 that LCDR Hansen referenced is not one of them. Indeed, in 2004 that boat was in a U-Boat Museum in Bremerhaven, Germany. And it certainly was not commissioned into the U.S. Navy. Only the U-2513 and the U-3008 were commissioned. The U-Boats that I have a history of being used by the U.S. Navy were the U-234, U-459, U-505, U-530, U-805, U-858, U-872, U-873, U-889, U-977, U-1105, U-1128, U-1406, U-2513, and U-3008. I know what happened to the U-2513. It was used by, and tested by the U.S. Navy, for several years. It was decommissioned in July 1949 in Portsmouth, NH. It was towed to Key West, FL in August 1951, and it was sunk by the Destroyer U.S.S. Robert A. Owens on 7 October 1951 some 70 miles west of Key West. I believe I know whereof I speak, because I served on the who sailed her to Portsmouth for decommissioning. Later I served on the U.S.S. Diablo (SS 479). Some of my shipmates on the U-2513 also served on the U-3008. Further, some of them later served with me on the Diablo. Most of the Submariners who served on the captured U-Boats were WWII Sub Veterans. I was one of the post WWII men who served on the U-Boats. I reported on board the U-2513 in January 1949, and so far as I am aware at age 87 I am the youngest who served on a U-Boat. As a matter of fact, we have had an informal U-Boat veterans group for almost 30 years. We have published a newsletter at random times for most of those years. I became the publisher almost 14 years ago. I call it U-Boat Musings, and try to publish it three time a year. U-Boats, but we believe we located most of them. However, sad to say there are only 12 of us left. All others have gone on Eternal Patrol. Sometimes I catch one or more of them in the Eternal Patrol lists in American Submariner. LCDR Hansen gave a very accurate descriptive summary of the Type XXI U-Boat design. I might mention that the U-2513 also had a snorkel which we tested operationally. It too was copied by the U.S. Navy, and similar versions were placed into many of the diesel boats. Many of the systems in the U-2513 were copied by the U.S. One of the sonar systems was far superior to anything we had in the submarine service until about 1950. Additionally, the torpedo loading system was much superior to ours. The control system for the periscopes were much superior to what we had at the time. But they were bulky and took up a lot of space. The Diablo which I served on from 1949 to 1952 was built the same year as the U-2513. In my estimation in many ways she was at least 5-7 years ahead of us in technology, and in Submarine design. As LCDR Hansen mentioned it was not until the Tang and the Trigger came into service that we had equivalent streamlined designs. The speed characteristics that LCDR Hansen mentioned [15 remember. But remember it was powered by a huge battery superior to what we had. And on the surface, it was powered boats. Again, diesel equivalents were not in our submarine force until about 1950. We were very fortunate that the Type XXI submarines never came into service in WWII or the war in the Atlantic John Cunningham


Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 19 Page 18 American Submariner submarine's ballast tanks, desperate to get to the surface. And still, nothing happened. The Chopper was operating as if it had a mind of its own, and all it wanted to do was head straight for the bottom like a rocket. 30 seconds after that, the submarine sat, suspended in the water, nearly vertical. Anyone trying to move from one place to another was thrown from their feet. It became impossible to walk normally. Anything not strapped down or bolted to the To make matters worse, the Balao-class submarines were only rated to dive to a maximum of 400 feet. The Chopper sat in the water with its stern at 720 feet below the surface. The bow of the boat was at over 1,000 feet below the surface. pointed downwards, but it was no longer plunging towards the bottom and the inevitable crushing depths of the ocean. And just as suddenly as everything all went to hell and seemed to fix itself, everything went to hell again. Instead of being pointed straight down towards the bottom, the Chopper was now pointed nearly straight up, at an 83-degree angle (the OD had order a full blow of ballast tanks.). Everything that had happened a minute ago was now happening again, except in reverse. Everything that the back of the submarine. The submarine wasn't so much as a submarine, as it was a It broke through the surface of the water, and came crashing down, propelled with so much momentum that it fell 200 feet surface one last time where it came to rest. For much of its life, the boat served as a simulated target Register in 1971. which led to its eventual decommissioning. Mostly because no one would ever want to get in it again, I imagine. (Angel continued from page 13) Shipmate Honored Posthumously for Cochino RoleInput for this article provided by Floyd Turner, Reading Base Shipmate Honored Again Posthumously for Role in Cochino IncidentFloyd Turner, Reading BaseThe Reading Base is proud that one of our long-time members, Raymond Joseph Joe Shugar, was recently inducted into the Berks County Military Hall of Fame a couple years after his passing. This special distinction bestowed upon some of the most courageous soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines was begun by the County Commissioners as a community initiative to recognize our citizens who have served in the armed forces and distinguished themselves with valor in battle or by extraordinary achievement. in some way. Most of the able-bodied young men ended up in the military. Many others, including many women, worked in countless jobs that served to keep the military machine turning, kept the servicemen fed and clothed, and supplied all the bullets and bombs needed to defeat the Axis powers. Joe was born on 7 Sep 1930, near Reading, Pennsylvania and, as with other Depression-era children, learned to make the most out of very little. He had 4 older brothers who did their part to aid in the in the Army, 2 served in the Navy, and the oldest one worked for a hardware company that supplied the military. During the war, Joes oldest brother was able to make a special knife with a sheath for their brother serving on the cherished keepsake for his brother but when Joe joined the Navy on 17 Jun 1948, his brother gave him the knife with very explicit instructions; dont lose it, dont give it away, and Exactly what motivated Joe to volunteer for Submarine Duty isnt known but, after completing Submarine School, Seaman Apprentice Shugar reported onboard the USS Tusk (SS 426) in February 1949. In August 1949, Tusk was operating with the USS Cochino (SS 345) in a training exercise above the Arctic Circle in the Barents Sea. On 25 August, while snorkeling in heavy seas Cochino repeatedly broached and went below snorkel depth. A significant amount of water entered the induction system which caused a short circuit in the after battery compartment. This led to explosion and Cochino and Tusk that played out topside that day tested the training and resolve of 2 crews and cost lives of 6 sailors from the Tusk. Heroism, courage and gallantry are qualities admired in universally honored and are almost exclusively associated with combat. However, there are instances outside of war where people must make a life or death choice. Presented with a situation which puts your life at risk, what would you do? Which instinct is stronger; self-preservation or your willingness to risk your life in the attempt to save another? Fate placed Joe in the position to make such a choice. Joe made the choice that saved a shipmate and earned him the US Coast Guards Gold Lifesaving Medal. In the later-half of the 19th century, the U.S. RevenueMarine (precursor to the Revenue Cutter Service and the US Coast Guard) established a special lifesaving award which was approved by an Act of Congress on 20 Jun 1874. The Gold Lifesaving Medal can be presented to any person who rescues another person from drowning, shipwreck or other peril of water. To merit the award, the rescue must be made at the risk of ones own life and demonstrate extreme heroic daring. The award is one of the oldest medals still being presented to deserving heroes during times of peace. Joe dove into the frigid water and, using the knife made by his brother, cut the ropes which trapped an exhausted, hypothermic sailor beneath an over-turned life raft. He helped the sailor back to the Tusk where he was pulled onto the deck. Getting Joe back on the deck proved to be another challenge. The sea was so rough that he was afraid to put the knife back in the sheath for fear of stabbing himself in the attempt. The crew on the deck of the Tusk was reluctant to grab Joes arm with the knife in his hand. After several failed attempts to get him back onto the deck of the Tusk, Joe was ordered to drop the he hurried down to the control room. His biggest concern in this situation was going back home note of their position. He wanted to be able to tell his brother that he really didnt lose the knife because he knew exactly where it was...71 deg 37.9 N, 23 deg 24.5 E. Perhaps if his brother asked nice, the US Navy would help him get it back. No doubt, its still there.


Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 21 Page 20 American Submariner Two U.S. Navys Submarines: Nuclear Powered and on Eternal PatrolOur Navy has operated nuclear powered submarines since 1955 when the USS Nautilus got underway. Since that time, we have lost two nuclear powered submarines, neither of which was a direct result of the failure of the nuclear propulsion system. But these losses resulted in a huge number of our shipmates departing on eternal patrol together. Since these two accidents occurred one in April the other in May, weve added this section is a brief reminder of those two submarines and their crews. USS Scorpion (SSN-589) Lost: May 22, 1968When we conduct the Tolling for the Boats Ceremony and go through the list of lost submarines -the vast our shipmates, true, and they mean every bit as much as the fellow sitting next to us at the base meeting, but the years pass and the impact has a tendency to dull. were every bit the equivalent of these two especially in terms of power station in maneuvering on the Sculpin just six years earlier, fate couldve So I remember the Scorpion and she will have a special place for me in the list of eternal patrols. Denton. Tom has re-created from a photograph (shown at left) what is thought to be the last photograph ever taken of the boat. -Editor In our Navy, submarines lost at sea are said to be on eternal patrol. One of the two nuclear subs on this she rests in more than eight thousand feet of water, along with its crew. Thresher is one of two American submarines lost since the end of World War II. In the mid-1950s, the U.S. Navy was still pushing just been commissioned in 1954, and several classes of submarines were created, including before the Navy felt it had a design worthy of mass production. Preceding classes of nuclear submarines were built in small batches, but The Threshers were designed to be fast, deep-diving nuclear attack submarines. They were the second class, after the pioneering Skipjack class, designed with the new streamlined hull still in use today. They were the first submarines to use high strength HY-80 steel alloy (later used through the 1980s on the Los Angeles class.) They were just 278 feet long with a beam of thirty-one feet, and weighed 4,369 tons submerged, making them about 30 percent larger than the Skipjacks. Their S5W pressurized water reactor drove two steam turbines, which turned a single propeller to a combined thirty-thousand-shaft horsepower. This gave them a surface speed of twenty knots, and thirty knots submerged. This was a noticeable improvement over the underwater speed of the older Skate class, which could manage only twentytwo knots underwater. On April 9th, 1963, USS Thresher was conducting dive tests 220 miles east of Cape Cod. Though it had been in service for two years, the U.S. Navy was still attempting to determine the true strength of its hull. At the time of the incident it was reportedly at a test depth of 1,300 feet, with the submarine rescue ship USS Skylark waiting above. Onboard were its standard and ninety-six enlisted, plus seventeen civilian contractors on board to observe the tests. reaching test depth, Thresher reported to Skylark, Experiencing up angle. Am attempting to blow [ballast tanks]. Will keep you informed. Two more garbled messages followed, then a sound like air rushing into an air tank. Thresher was never heard from again. Its hull was found at the bottom of the ocean, under a mile and a half of water, ruptured into six pieces. What sank Thresher? The best available theory is the extensive use of silver brazing on piping throughout the ship. An estimated three thousand silver-brazed joints were present on the ship, and the theory goes that up to four hundred of them had been improperly made. Experts believe that a pipe carrying seawater experienced joint failure in the aft engine spaces, shorting out one of the main electrical bus boards and causing a loss of power. But a loss of electrical power was only half of the problem. According to Navy testimony provided in 2003 to the House Science Committee, the crew was unable to access vital equipment to stop the restrictions on the air system and excessive moisture in the air system led to a buildup of ice in USS Thresher (SSN-593) Lost: April 9, 1963 NEWS-01: USS SCORPION, SSN-589 50TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL Submitted by: John E. Markiewicz on 8/9/2017 -----------------------------------------------------A request has been received from the subject Memorial Committee for assistance from USSVI to make this milestone event a very memorable experience for the widows, families and former USS SCORPION crew. The event will take place from May 25 27, 2018 in Norfolk, Va. Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John M. Richardson has graciously agreed to serve as keynote speaker for the memorial service. USSVI was extremely generous with assisting in the 45th USS Scorpion SSN-589 Memorial Service by supporting the for 99 for each USSVI Base to donate $99 in honor of the 99 crewmembers lost on SCORPION on May 22,1968. for SCORPION families, former crew and specially invited guests. To support the for 99 program, please make donations payable to USS SCORPION, SSN-589 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION and mail your checks to:MaryEtta Nolan, Treasurer USS SCORPION, SSN-589 50TH Anniversary Memorial Committee 487 Sandhill Rd.


Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 23 Page 22 American Submariner CHANGE OF COMMAND??Please pardon my vagueness regarding the date of this event, advancing age. In the mid 1950s while serving on the Sea Owl (SS405) the crew was informed that we were going to have a change of command ceremony dockside. We were told it would be dress blues all ribbons and awards. We lined up half on starboard and half on port for inspection. I was very proud of my recent dolphins and my new third class crow. Across from me was first class E.T. Bishop. Having made four war patrols in WWII he had his dolphins and his battle pin with four gold stars. The captain and the new and nice uniforms. As he came to Bishop he looked him over real good and then commented to Bishop that the inspection was full dress all ribbons and medals. The next words from him were How am I supposed to know where youve been without the medals? Without any hesitation pointing to the dolphins and combat patrol pin, Bishop said If you look at these and dont know where Ive been you have no F*&^ing apologized to Bishop and said that he had learned something new that day. Submitted by N. R. Dexter EN3 (SS) Recently, an event occurred that supports and demonstrates the comradery that we proudly share as submariners. The event occurred as follows: unannounced into the VFW Post in Wildwood, NJ and placed a sealed urn on the bar which contained the ashes of an individual that he described only as those of a submariner. He told the bartender, Vets will know what to do with the ashes, and departed without further explanation as to how or why he was in possession of the urn with ashes. The commander of the VFW contacted me, as commander of the nearest submarine veterans base (Egg Harbor New Jersey Base), explained the unusual event and asked if our base would see to the proper disposition of the ashes. Our base retrieved the ashes from the VFW and began the process of trying to properly identify the remains of the individual in question and also ascertain if in fact the person urn and were ultimately able to identify the funeral home that performed the cremation. The funeral director confirmed that he performed the as those of Harry Edward Harris, DOB February 26, 1920. The funeral director advised that to the best of his knowledge there were no known relatives or family members of Mr. Harris. He further explained that he had no records or knowledge of how or why the urn was in the possession of the unidentified person who left it at the VFW. Our base researched Navy military records for Harry Edward Harris, DOB February 26, 1920 and learned that Mr. Harris was a US Navy veteran and was in fact a submarine veteran. He Theater Ribbon with three stars, the American Theater Ribbon, the Victory Medal, Submarine Combat Pin and Pin. His military records revealed that he served as a Yeoman Third Class YN3(SS) aboard the USS Balao (SS-285) during the period 15 March 1944 through 7 March 1946. Our base made numerous BECAUSE HE WAS OUR BROTHER inquiries to locate any living relatives of YN3 (SS) Harris but Therefore, our base concluded that it would be our privilege to give YN3 (SS) Harris a proper military funeral that would be commensurate with his military service. Associate base members Robert Frolow (Veteran Affairs Coordinator/ American Legion Post 352 Commander), James Donahue and Frederick Vineyard (AMVETS Post 911) were asked for their assistance with the burial of YN3(SS) Harris. Commander Frolow was instrumental in securing a burial site and requesting a US Navy burial detail be present at grave side. and bugler. AMVETS Post 911 provided a color guard and American Legion Post 352 provided side boys. Submarine Veterans Egg Harbor Base Chaplain John Pucci provided a moving eulogy and base sub-vet members served as pall bearers, and interment facilitators. During the service we saw a woman pass by the site and stop to observe the burial of YN3(SS) Harris and the military protocol that was being shown to him. She stayed until the conclusion of the service and then approached a group of our sub base members that were gathered by the grave the service was very impressive and explained that she had never observed a military service before. She found it to be very moving and emotional. She asked who was being buried. We told her of the unusual circumstances under which we obtained the ashes and ultimately arranged for the burial service. She was a little surprised by our explanation and stated, You mean you did all this for someone youre not related to or never met? Yes, maam was the response. Noting the confusion that seemed to come over her, John Kill (Base COB) came forward with the following explanation: You see, Maam, its like this, Yeoman Harris was a veteran, a submarine veteran, therefore he was a brother to all of us. What happened here today was that brothers buried their brother. The woman paused for a moment with her mouth slightly ajar as if trying to comprehend what she had just heard. She then stated, that is the most amazing thing I have ever heard. Thank God that our country has men and women like you to protect it. God Bless you all and thank you for your service. Thank you, Maam, was our response. Thomas J. Innocente, Commander Egg Harbor New Jersey Base USSVI 547 Sunny Avenue Somers Point, NJ 08244 (609) 927-4358 email


Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 25 Page 24 American SubmarinerCWO3 Chrele C. G. Moody, USN (Ret) CWO3 Clifton Moody, USN (Ret) recently celebrated his 100th birthday with his family, friends and submarine vets of Nautilus Base in Ocala, FL. Clifton Gary Moody was born on April 21, 1917 in Pelham, GA. Clifton he enlisted in the Navy in Macon, GA on September 11, 1934 at age 17. After Boot Camp in Norfolk, VA he was assigned to the USS Nevada (BB-36), home-ported in San Pedro, CA. To get him to the west coast, he was TAD to the USS Pensacola he was assigned to the Deck Division with a daily routine of holystoning the teak wood plank decks. in the Shanghai Patrol Area, the Philippines Patrol Area and the Samoan Island Patrol Area. Finally, there was a posting for volunteers for the Submarine Service for which he applied and was accepted. Following graduation from Submarine School, New London, CT, he was assigned to the Coco Solo Submarine Base in the Panama Canal Zone (CZ). As an experienced Seaman First Class, he was put in charge of eight sub school graduates and traveled by train and commercial steamship to the CZ. Upon arrival at the Coco Solo, Clifton was initially assigned to the Boatswains Locker since all the squadron submarines were at sea. He was later assigned to the Squadron Communications the movie schedule and bus schedule to Colon, Panama. An old Chief Radioman (RMC), Hector Constantine, made Clifton a Radio Striker and gave him a Code Practice Oscillator and a typewriter. He mastered Morse code and learned to type in about four months. He passed the Radioman Third Class (RM3) examination and was immediately assigned to the USS S-47 (SS-158). The S-47 had an RM1 who had been to Radio Material School, so he knew how to maintain the communications equipment. There was also an RM2 who was an experienced radio operator and was responsible for administrative records therefore, Cliftons primary radio operator and maintain the radio A & B batteries (radio equipment did not directly connect to the submarines battery reporting on board. While in Georgia on leave, Clifton met his wife-to-be, Odessa Culpepper. She traveled to Panama in March 1938 with orders arrival was to get married, so on March 25, 1938, Clifton and Odessa were married, in Spanish, in the Republic of Panama. legally get married, he and Odessa were again married in the American Sector of the CZ. Clifton advanced to RM2 and in1939 and was transferred to the USS Pompano (SS-181) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo,, CA. The Pompano had earlier been on a shakedown trial to Chile and while of Peru had suffered major issues with their 8-cylinder double action, versus opposed piston, 2-cycle diesel engines. The submarine was towed back to Mare Island and decommissioned while the engines were shipped by rail back to Ohio for repair. Once the engines were repaired and reinstalled, the Navy began assembling a new crew for recommissioning the Pompano. In late 1939 the Pompano made a cruise from Mare Island to Hawaii and French Polynesia. Clifton was assigned as a mail clerk during this cruise and carried bundles of cruise cachet envelopes and mailed them from each port of call. Clifton hopes some of these envelopes are on display at the USS Nautilus Museum in New London, CT. While on board the Pompano, Clifton made RM1, even though he had not been to the Radio Material School, which was a testament to his intellect and ability to master radio electronic circuitry and wave propagation theory from technical manuals. 1941, which was homeported in Pearl Harbor; but was sent back to Mare Island NSY in October for an overhaul. Odessa was living in Pearl City, Oahu on 7 December 1941 and vividly recalled the Japanese raid. She told of seeing Japanese pilots bombs or torpedoes at Pearl Harbor that she could see them military families by the Matson steamship Lurline back to Oakland, CA in early January 1942. After a short visit with Clifton in Vallejo, CA, Odessa drove their car across country to Macon, GA to stay with family during the war. 1942 and when underway submerged, Clifton stood watch about 1,150 miles southeast of Tokyo and 880 miles west northwest of Wake Island, gaining valuable intelligence about patrol further to the west in the Bonin Islands area. Honshu Island. On 18 August she attacked a destroyer and Tiny bubbles from the exploding depth charges created a cavitation curtain and they escaped behind this curtain by descending to 320 feet even though her test depth was 250 feet. Three days later she launched a spread of torpedoes, three of which hit a freighter and one an escort. Explosions On 5 September, she attacked a tanker which, it is believed, she sank. They returned to Pearl Harbor on 20 September 1942. The Navy evaluated the severely it was transferred to Submarine Base New London, CT to serve as a Submarine School Training Boat. Lt Dave Connole who had on Pompano and later XO of the for the Warrant Officer (WO) Program and he was selected as a WO Radio Electrician in 1944. Trigger (SS-237) which was lost on its 12th war patrol in April Chesley Gary (1944) was born. After making WO, Clifton Engineering School at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. the submarine tender USS Bushnell (AS-15) homeported in Agana, Guam (later Pearl Harbor). Odessa was shipped back to Pearl Harbor on the Matson Lines Lurline. Clifton orders to the submarine tender USS Howard W Gilmore (AS-16) in Key West, FL and Clifton and his wife, Odessa, were embarked again on the Lurline from Pearl Harbor back to Oakland, CA along with their 1940 Plymouth, which for Odessa and the car, was their third cruise aboard this Matson Lines steamship. They then drove cross country to Key West, FL. Following this submarine tender tour, Clifton was assigned to the Advanced Undersea Weapons School in Key West as an instructor. Clifton and his family lived in the Poinsettia Housing Area in Key West near President Trumans Little White House. Clifton remembers saluting President Truman on several occasions when the president took morning strolls along a quay wall. It was while stationed in Key West that their second child, Linda Sue (1947) and their third child, Larry Donald (1951) were born. Clifton worked with Physicist Vance Boswell who was working with the Advanced Undersea Weapons School in designing and testing an air-dropped homing torpedo that would circle clockwise and if no contact was detected then it would move a distance and start a new circular search pattern. If it detected a contact it would close on the contact by shifting circle clockwise and counter-clockwise across the homing signal. Upon completion of his tour at the Advanced Undersea Weapons School in Key West Clifton was assigned to the destroyer tender USS Grand Canyon (AD-28) in Norfolk, VA. During a Mediterranean cruise on AD-28 Clifton was assigned continuous arrangements with the Air Force to get the FPO mail shipments moved around the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Aegean Seas for ships ports of call. Clifton and the USS Grand Canyons Chaplain got a tour of the Vatican in Rome, Italy and had an audience with Pope Pius XII from which he still has a papal coin he received from the Holy Father. In October 1953 Clifton was assigned as the Assistant At the completion of this shore tour Clifton, on 1 April 1956, retired from the Navy as a CWO3 with over 21 years of active duty service. Clifton is the proud wearer of the Enlisted Silver Dolphins, the Submarine War Patrol Device and has been awarded the Navy Unit Commendation Medal, the Good Conduct Award with Clasp, the American Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp, the American Area Campaign Medal, Service Medal, the Victory Medal WWII and the National Defense Service Medal. Following retirement from the Navy, Clifton, Odessa and their children moved to Winter Park, FL where Clifton worked on aircraft in atomic bomb test zones. In this job Clifton met and got to know several local pharmacists and believed pharmacology was something he would prefer. He was referred to Dr. Perry Foote, Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of FL in Gainesville. Even though Clifton had never attended high school, he did have a GED from the Navy, EDITOR: It is not our usual policy to include autobiographical articles unless they aretied to a particular submarine event or transition. This story is an exception that will not be repeated.


This year, none of the elected positions are being contested so there is only one candidate for each position. But that doesnt make the election any less important. Everyone can vote for the National officers (National Commander, National Senior Vice Commander, National Junior Vice Commander, National Treasurer and National Secretary.) But you can only vote for the Director of the region in which you live or have your primary base. Page 26 American Submariner Candidate Autobiographes Candidate AutobiographesBeginning here and on the next few pages, are the bio and/or campaign are the Board of Directors (Regional Directors and above.) I have not edited nor changed the candidates submittal other than a standard font size (15 pt) and line spacing. I believe a candidates message and appearance from their own hand is a valid consideration for the voter. (Candidate for) National CommanderWayne Standerfer Candidate National Commander Shipmates, I am your present National Senior Vice Commander and a candidate for National Commander. Since I am running unopposed and a practitioner of the KISS principle, I will keep my Bio brief, but I do want to share with you a bit about myself and my beliefs. I have successively served as: Dallas Base Commander (3 yrs) Central Region District Four Commander (3 yrs) Central Region Director (4 yrs) National Senior Vice Commander (2016 to present) I am a USSVI Life Member, Holland Club Member and honored to be a recipient Election 2018Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 27


Jon Jaques Candidate National VCIt is a pleasure to again be considered for the position of national senior vice commander. Having previously served as base commander of the Volunteer Base (1999-2012), national treasurer (2003-2008) and national senior vice commander (2008-2012), I look forward to continuing to move the organization forward into the future. We will continue to exhibit transparency and make decisions in the best interest for all of our shipmates. (As a side note, USSVI is one of the top country.) I served on USS Ohio (SSBN 726) Blue from 1983Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with a passion for collecting, exhibiting, and sharing submarine memorabilia. Over the past decade we have had almost 3,000 visitors history with them. USSVI is your organization and I want to be part of the leadership that takes us into our common purpose will always be constant. I appreciate your support for national senior vice commander and hope you will reach out to me if I can be of service. Blessings, Jon Jaques (candidate for) National Senior Vice CommanderVolume 2018 Issue 2 Page 27 of the Robert Link Award in 2011, and the Joe Negri Award in 2012. I strongly believe the primary purpose of the USSVI National Board of Directors is to support and assist the Members and their Bases. But this needs to be accomplished in conjunction with the business responsibilities that are needed to ensure USSVI maintains a strong As is the case with most other Veterans Organizations, USSVI is slowly declining in membership and experiencing an increase in the average age of its present members. Despite this being a major area of concern for our past and present National BODs and the continuing implementation of stopping or reversing this trend still eludes us. I believe that we need an infusion of new faces, along with their fresh ideas. Emphasis must be put on encouraging younger members to volunteer for positions at the Base Level, along with motivating successful DCs and RDs to move up to National positions. Without this movement Same-O stagnation that is a by-product of recycling the same members through the ranks of leadership. I take immense pride in our community of Submarine Veterans, who we are, what we have done, and what we will continue to do in the future under the right leadership. responsibility speak for themselves in showing that I can provide the organizational skills, work ethic, and most importantly, the ability to work with others necessary to Yours fraternally, Wayne Standerfer 972-298-8139 Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 29 Page 28 American Submariner


National Junior Vice CommanderSteven D Bell Candidate National JVCJoined the U.S. Navy in 1962. Attended RMA School in San Diego, CA followed by Submarine School in Groton, CT. Menhaden (SS-377) in 1963 while in Yokosuka, Japan. That tour was followed by a new construction, a DASO, and four patrols on the USS Mariano G Vallejo (SSBNDid a tour of shore duty as an instructor at RMA/B School in Bainbridge, MD. Was then selected to the Associate Degree Completion Program (ADCOP) and completed his AAS in Electronic Engineering Technology at Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas. Returned to sea duty doing tours on the USS Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634), USS Fleet. (3 years). Retired in August, 1982 as a RMCM(SS). Then worked as defense contractor with NAVSEA (both PMS350 and PMS450) on both the SEAWOLF and VIRGINIA Class submarines supporting the management of the design and construction of the radio rooms and managed the radio room in 1987 and a MS (in Professional Accounting) from Strayer College (now Strayer University) in 1994 was earned. Have been a member of USSVI since 1997 and was Base Commander Carolina Piedmont Base from 2009-2015, and Commander, District One, Southeast Region from 2012-2015. Also served as North Carolina Subvets Commander from 20102013. Serving as Southeast Regional Director from 2016 to present. (candidate for) National SecretaryVolume 2018 Issue 2 Page 31 (candidate for) While Base Commander, the base was awarded the Robert Link Award, two Meritorious Awards, three Golden Anchor Awards, and four Newsletter of the Year Awards as well as two Overall USSVI Newsletter of the Year Awards (thanks to various membership participation). Within USSVI have been awarded the Meritorious Award in 2011, Robert Link Award in 2012, and District Commander of the Year in 2013. Currently resides in Gastonia, NC with his wife Margie (Ma Bell). Ray Wewers Candidate National Secretary Secretary the past four years. I have been active in restoration of USS Razorback and have participated in 5 Burial at Sea Ceremonies on Razorback. I have also served as the USSVCF Memorials chairman for 6 years. My wife, Barbara and I have attended all National Conventions since 1993, with the exception of two, and will continue to do so in the future, and were the cochairpersons of the 2006 National Convention in Little Rock, Arkansas. I will do my best to perform the duties of National Secretary in a professional and timely manner. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns Ray Wewers USSVI Secretary (2014-present) 479-967-5541


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Page 34 American Submariner Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 35 (candidate for) North-East Regional Director (Candidate for) National TreasurerPaul Hiser Candidate National TreasurerShipmates and Fellow Submariners I also wish to announce my intentions to seek re-election to the position of National Treasurer. Over the course of the past four years that I have served as National Treasurer, Ive lined approach to accounting. Bank accounts were closed, and new guidance was written, approved and implemented. Today, we have two primary accounts from which all banking activities are generated, excluding the National Convention and Investment accounts. Base Financial Policy and Procedures Manuals and the National Convention Manual with audit guidance. Base Executive Boards now have written guidance regarding Base Treasurers duties and responsibilities are clearly delineated. The Base End of Year report is now in a format that allows the Base It is a privilege and an honor to serve as the National Treasurer. I ask for your vote. Thank you. Paul Hiser This is the end of candidate background listings for those USSVI positions available to ALL QUALIFIED VOTERS. The remainder are applicable only to members living within that Region.Leslie Altschuler Candidate, NE Regional DirectorMy name is Leslie Altschuler and I am asking for your support and your vote to be elected as your NE Regional Director. I have been serving as the NE Region Director since I was appointed in 2016 and have learned a lot as a voting member of the Board of Directors. I enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve Submarine program in 1963 after graduating from high school in Brooklyn, NY. I trained as a Naval Reservist on the USS Ling when it was in Brooklyn, NY as a training submarine for 4 years and served attained the rate of ETN3(SS). After returning from active duty I began two concurrent careers, one with the New York City Transit Authority as an electrician retiring in 2004 after 33 years of service and a second career as the owner of Loss Prevention Associates a Security Integration Company that has been in business from 1970 until April 2016. Ive been a member of the USSVI since 1981 as a Life member of Long Island NY Base and a Life member of NJ-North Base since 2004 where I served as Vice Cmdr. and currently as Base Cmdr. & POC since April 2008. I have served as the NE Region District II Cmdr. from 2011 to 2016. Im a 2015 recipient of the Robert Link Award and I was inducted into the Holland Club in 2016. I was an Associate member of Gudgeon Chapter SubVets WWII and have served as the President of the NJ Naval Museum/USS Ling SS-297 for three years and presently serve as their Vice President. If elected as your NE Region Director I will do my very best to better our great organization. Fraternally, Leslie Altschuler


Page 36 American Submariner Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 37 (Candidate for) South-East Regional Director Kenneth Nichols Candidate, SE Regional DirectorJoined the Navy November 1963 and was assigned to orpedoman A School in San Diego, CA followed by Submarine School. Early 1964, I was assigned to the USS Croaker SS 246 then transferred to USS Blenny SS 324. Transferred to USS Sea Owl and part of the commissioning crew. Transferred to shore duty at the Ships Research and Development Center Panama City, FL assigned in the Applied Science Division. Served 49 months on a 24 month tour and I requested termination and return to sea duty. I received orders to USS Lewis and Clark SSBN 644 Gold, and did 4 patrols as Launcher Supervisor. But, due to the shortage of senior TMs on SSNs, I was transferred to USS Sturgeon SSN 637. After shipyard overhaul transferred to USS M.J. Vallejo SSBN 658. Attended instructor training in Norfolk, VA, and then was assigned to instructor duty at the Orlando, FL, Service School Command for Torpedomans Mate A School. After 20 year service, I transferred to Fleet Reserve ( Retired.) Employed by McDonnell Douglas Corporation at The Tomahawk Cruise Missile Facility, Titusville ,FL. Retired. Employed by North American Crane Bureau as Senior Safety Consultant. Retired Joined USSVI in 2012, and have been Base Vice Commander, Nautilus Base Appointed Southeast District 4 Commander Base Commander Nautilus Base Elected Southeast District 4 Commander Have served in this position form 2014 to present .While Southeast District 4 Commander received the District Commander of the Year Award in 2015. I Live in Dunnellon Florida with my wife Lorna Nichols.


Page 38 American Submariner Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 39If you are in the Western Region, I hope you already know me. Im Jim Denzien, currently District 1 Commander and Assistant Regional Director. In the coming election Im as your Regional Director. I have learned how to support our members by listening to them and have learned how to work with the National organization. I am a problem solver and I get things done. I joined USSVI in 2001 as a founding member of South Florida Base. When we moved to Phoenix in 2003, I joined Perch Base and was elected Base Treasurer. I also joined with others and formed a new base, Gudgeon, in Prescott Valley, AZ. I have served in various positions including Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Commander, and most recently Base Commander for four years. I have been a District Commander since 2013. In 2014, I received the prestigious Robert Link Award a commendation from the National Commander. When the position of Assistant Regional Director was created in 2017 I was selected for the Western Region. What will my Western Region shipmates get if I am elected? First and foremost, I will always be available to the District Commanders for guidance in performing (Candidate for) Central Region Director (Candidate for) Western Region DirectorTom Williams Candidate, Central Region DirectorIt is with great pride that I announce my candidacy for Central Region Director of the USSVI. This decision was reached after consulting with my wife and other National appreciate the opportunity to serve its members as we head into the future. While keeping the original three pillars of the USSVI, RemembranceCamaraderieHonor, I hope to broaden the latitude with new and innovative ideas that will encompass all generations of submariners. both East/West coasts and Hawaii during my career, I was able to emerge myself into all cultures of the submarine life. Since my Naval service, I have been involved with construction and am now employed by the Texas Department of Transportation as a new construction Bridge Inspector. I will be retiring in the fall and will begin to enjoy fulltime my current weekend pastime of outdoor camping activities and more time to devote to the USSVI. I joined the Central Texas Base of the USSVI in 2007 and a year later was appointed Base Commander when the current BC developed health concerns. After the term ended, I was elected to that position and served until 2012, when I moved from the Austin area to College Station. It was there that I met another SubVet and we decided to start the Brazos Valley Base, which chartered in 2015. During this period, I was appointed as Central District 4 Commander, after that person was elected to be the Central Region Director in 2011. The following year, I was elected to become the District Commander, a position which I am presently assigned. At the 2017 Convention in Orlando, I was presented with the District Commander of the Year Award and placed on the Board of Directors. Our present goal is to put together the most exciting and memorable 2019 National Convention in this century. I am working together with the Central Texas and Brazos Valley Bases to combine traditional events with new ideas to create a convention in which SubVets from across the nation will want to participate. It is with this resolve that I ask for your vote. I watched with sadness as the World War II Submarine Veterans faded and were blended into our organization. I am determined that the same fate does not befall the USSVI. James R. Denzien, Sr. Candidate, Western Regional Director


Page 40 American Submariner Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 41 their duties. Last, but not least, I will always have the best interests of every Western Region member as my prime focus. As in the past, I can be reached at or (623) 547-7945. A vote for me is a vote to ensure that Western Region members have a clear and consistent voice at the National level. End of Candidate Biographies/Messages INFORMATION REGARDING VOTINGThe preferred voting method is on-line at the USSVI web page. NOTE: Although the USSVI webpage is currently undergoing renovation, special steps have been taken to ensure that the voting module portion of the webpage will work correctly. Your vote will be counted. And in fact, the chances are quite good that your electronic vote will be quickly and smoothly counted as efficiently as paper ones. Further instructions and the ballot continue on the next page. Regardless of the method, the key issue is to vote. USSVI 2018 OFFICIAL BALLOT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING VOTINGAs stated on the previous page, the preferred voting method is online (http:\\ On the USSVI homepage, the third button down on the left and the only green one, indicates VOTE. Click on this button and follow the instructions to vote through the Internet. This will be available starting at 00:01 hours on August 1, 2018 Whether paper or electronic, each member must complete his own ballot. Proxy voting (members, casting ballots for other members) is not allowed! Members may assist other members in preparing their ballots, but the member must complete his paper ballot in his own hand. Proxy ballots will be rejected and your vote will not count. Return this paper ballot by mail to the election master (address below.) He must receive your ballot no later than 23:59 hours on October 10, 2018, so make sure you get it in the mail in time to reach him by that date. Mail your ballot to him at: Tom Conlon, PNC USSVI Election Master 8 Davis Ave. Harrison, NJ 07029 No individual shall serve more than two consecutive terms as a national commander. meeting.Dae cut here to remove ballot here. They may be read on the USSVI website ( Vote for only one candidate for 2018 NATIONAL OFFICER CANDIDATES 2018 REGION DIRECTOR CANDIDATES NATIONAL COMMANDER [ ] Wayne Standerfer Dallas Base [ ] _________________________________ You may only vote for a Director from your own Region. Any other vote will be rejected. NATIONAL SENIOR VICE COMMANDER [ ] Jon Jaques Volunteer [ ] __________________________________ NORTHEAST REGION DIRECTOR [ ] Les Altschuler (incumbent) [ ] ______________________________________ NATIONAL JUNIOR VICE COMMANDER [ ] Steve Bell Carolina-Piedmont [ ] __________________________________ SOUTHEAST REGION DIRECTOR [ ] Ken Nichols Nautilus Base [ ] ______________________________________ NATIONAL SECRETARY [ ] Ray Wewers (incumbent) [ ] ___________________________________ CENTRAL REGION DIRECTOR [ ] Tom Williams Central Texas Base [ ] _______________________________________ NATIONAL TREASURER [ ] Paul Hiser (incumbent) [ ] ___________________________________ WESTERN REGION DIRECTOR [ ] Jim Denzien Perch Base [ ] _______________________________________-OverBallot Page 1 of 2


Page 42 American Submariner Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 43In this election, members are being asked to approve the new combined Constitution and Bylaws (CBL).This new document is the product of two years of diligent work by your constitution and bylaws committee in cooperation with the Board of Directors. This endeavor was brought about by several factors: ~ The State of Connecticut ~ the IRS The new CBL eliminates a lot of redundancy and wordiness that existed before in the two separate documents. It also updates much outdated incorporates all previous amendments and revisions. Do to the cost and other concerns, the new 38-page document will not be printed in the American Submariner. It will be available for viewing on the USSVI web site. The members of the Constitution and ByLaws Committee hope to see all members at the ABM on the cruise. Green BoardSkip TurnbullChair, Constitution and Bylaws Committee ParliamentarianOn The Order Of Things cut here to remove ballot --OverBallot Page 2 of 2 [ ] FOR, approve the new CBL as provided by the special committee MAKE YOUR CHOICE HERE The Presence of a Higher Power on an Obscure Japanese Mountain ??This is not a submarine story. The incident related in the story happened during one of it is not and there is no extra hand. But its still a good story, its inspirational and I think appropriate for our magazine.Each year I am hired to go to Washington, DC, with the eighth-grade class from Clinton, WI where I grew up, to videotape their trip. I greatly enjoy visiting our nations capital, and each year I take some special memories back with me. This falls trip was especially memorable. On the last night of our trip, we stopped at the Iwo Jima memorial. This memorial is the largest bronze statue in the world and depicts one of the most famous photographs in historythat of the six brave soldiers raising the American Flag at the top of a rocky hill on the island of Iwo Jima, Japan, during WW II. buses and headed towards the memorial. I noticed a solitary Where are you guys from? I told him that we were from Wisconsin. Hey, Im a cheese you a story. (It was James Bradley who just happened to be in Washington, DC, to speak at the memorial the following day. He was there that night to say good night to his dad, who had passed away. He was just about to leave when he saw the buses pull up. I videotaped him as he spoke to us and received his permission to share what he said from my videotape. It is one thing to tour the incredible monuments get the kind of insight we received that night.) When all had gathered around, he reverently began to speak. (Here are his words that night.) My name is James Bradley and Im from Antigo, Wisconsin. My dad is on that statue, and I wrote a book called Flags of Our Fathers. It is the story of the six boys you see behind the ground is Harlon Block. Harlon was an all-state football player. He enlisted in the Marine Corps with all the senior type of game. A game called War. But it didnt turn out to Six Boys and 13 Handsbe a game. Harlon, at the age of 21, died with his intestines in his hands. I dont say that to gross you out, I say that because there are people who stand in front of this statue and talk about the glory of war You guys need to know that most of the boys in Iwo Jima were 17, 18, and 19 years old and it was so hard that the ones who did make it home never even would talk to their families about it. He pointed to the statue. You see this next guy? Thats Rene Gagnon from New Hampshire If you took Renes helmet was taken and looked in the webbing of that helmet, you put there for protection because he was scared. He was 18 years old. It was just boys who won the battle of Iwo Jima. Boys. Not old men. The next guy here, the third guy in this tableau, was Sergeant Mike Strank. Mike is my hero. He was the hero of all these guys. They called him the old man because he was so old He was already 24. When Mike would motivate his boys in training camp, he didnt say, Lets go kill some Japanese or Lets die for our country He knew he was talking to little boys. Instead he would say, You do what I say, and Ill get you home to your mothers. The last guy on this side of the statue is Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian from Arizona. Ira Hayes was one of them who lived to President Truman told him, Youre a hero He told reporters, How can I feel like a hero when 250 of my buddies hit the So, you take your class at school, 250 of you spending a year together having fun, doing everything together. Then all 250 of you hit the beach, but only 27 of your classmates in his mind. Ira Hayes carried the pain home with him and eventually died dead drunk, face down, drowned in a very shallow puddle, at the age of 32 (ten years after this picture (continued at HANDS on page 49)


Boat NOTE: Some of the reunion information listed may be corrupted or contain errors. If you are interested in a listed reunion, it would be best to contact the reunion coordinator. 44 American Submariner USS Abraham Lincoln (SSBN602) USS Albacore (AGSS569) gandiello@sbcglobal. net USS Andrew Jackson (SSBN619) patiopapa37@ USS Angler (SS240) USS Argonaut (SS475) USS Baltimore (SSN704) USS Bang (SS385) Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 45 USS Barracuda (was K1) (SSK1) loisbill@comcast. net USS Caiman (SS323) USS Carp (SS338) USS Cavalla (SS244) USS Cavalla (SSN684) USS Chivo (SS341) USS Chopper (SS342) USS Cusk (SS348) USS Darter (SS576) USS Diablo (SS479) USS Finback (SSN670) USS George C Marshall (SSBN654) USS George Washington Carver (SSBN656 at USS Glenard P Lipscomb (SSN685) USS Groton (SSN694) USS Halibut (SSN587) USS Henry Clay (SSBN625) USS Henry L Stimson (SSBN655) 655webmaster@ USS Jallao (SS368) www.ussjallao. com USS James K Polk (SSBN645) USS John Adams (SSBN620) kennhutch@ymail. com USS John Marshall (SSBN611) USS Lafayette (SSBN616) USS Lewis and Clark (SSBN644) USS Mackerel (SST1) l USS Marlin (SST2) USS Memphis (SSN691) USS Michigan (SSBN727) USS Odax (SS484) USS Phoenix (SSN702) USS Rasher (SS269) USS Raton (SS270) USS Remora (SS487) USS Robert E Lee (SSBN601) USS Sabalo (SS302) USS Salmon (SSR573) USS Sam Houston (SSBN609) howardvaldobson@verizon. net


Page 46 American Submariner (Reunions continued from page 45) USS Sand Lance (SSN660) randy2@homesc. USS Sea Leopard (SS483) USS Sea Owl (SS405) USS Sea Poacher (SS406) USS Sea Robin (SS407) USS Simon Bolivar (SSBN641) sjfountain3@cox. net USS Thomas Jefferson (SSBN618) USS Thornback (SS418) USS Tiru (SS416) USS Trepang (SSN674) USS Triton (SSN586) USS Trout (SS566) Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 47 The Cincinnati Base Kap4Kids has been renamed as the Gregg Dunn Kap4Kids, in honor of the Past Base Commander who went on eternal paone of his passions. presentation in December to Andrew, a resident at the St. Joseph Home in Sharonville, Ohio. The the present Commanders commitment to make a visit before the year ended. were an immense help in organizing the facility for the visit. They prepared a meeting room, a widescreen TV who made sure things went smoothly. stroke to his spinal cord which has left him paralyzed from the neck down, requiring him to have a tracheostomy and continually supported by a mechanical ventilator. Andrew attends school and is very curious about everything. He is a Star Wars follower and hopefully now he will explore the world of submarines. Base Commander, David Self, presented him with his Honorary Submahim an honorary submariner. Andrew also received a picture of a fast attack sub running on the surface. Following the presentation everyone watched a short video showing boats in action. The Kap4Kids committee consists of and Bob McGee. Eternal Patrol Has K4K Connection Dr. Foote convinced him to apply to college. In the fall of 1957 Clifton commenced college at the University of FL and graduated in 1961 from the School of Pharmacy. After his oneyear internship training and passing his FL Pharmacist Board he became a Pharmacist and part owner of a drug store in Gainesville, FL. In 1972 Clifton sold his interest in this drug store and became a pharmacist in the FL Prison System, where he worked until 1975, after which he worked as a private pharmacist in the Union County, FL Hospital until about 1978. Being semi-retired he continued to work as a relief-pharmacist for several pharmacies in 1992, after 31 years in that profession. In 2004 Cliftons wife of 66 years, Odessa, passed away at the age of 89 after which Clifton moved to Ocala, FL to be near his daughter, Linda Sue. That year Clifton read the book A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson, about the Appalachian Trail, after which he began a new vocation started near Fort Lauderdale, FL and hiked west to Lake Okeechobee then north to Orlando, FL, then northwest to Dunnellon, FL. From Dunnellon he walked east across the Florida Greenway past Ocala, FL then north to the Suwannee River area following segments of the Florida trail. has made the Big O Hike, a 110-mile trek around Lake Okeechobee, which is held annually over the Thanksgiving 2008 at age 91. As of 2008, he was the oldest person to complete the Big O Hike. At age 90 Clifton joined a group and hiked from Ormond Beach, FL westward across the Florida peninsula to Yankeetown, FL on the Gulf Coast. At age 92, in 2009, Clifton began hiking the Appalachian Trail through Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. He continued his Appalachian Trail hikes annually until approximately 2012. In 2009, Clifton married Lucille Ward, originally from Milwaukee, WI. They currently reside in Ocala, FL. Several years ago, Clifton participated in a WWII Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. and he was truly thrilled to have received this special recognition from a grateful nation. CWO3 Clifton Moody has experienced an amazing series of lifelong adventures and he is living proof of the Submarine motto that Pride Runs Deep!


Page 48 American Submarinerthose Submarines that never returned and remain . on Eternal Patrol. Lest we forget . .For the Second Quarter April 3, 1943 USS Pickerel (SS-177) 74 men lostLost on April 3, 1943 exact cause of her loss has never been determined, but her April 8, 1945 USS Snook (SS-279) 84 men lost Snook ranks 10th in total Japanese tonnage sunk and is tied for 9th in the number of ships sunk. She was lost near Hainan Island, possibly sunk by a Japanese submarine.April 10, 1963 USS Thresher (SSN-593) 112 crew 17 civilians lostLost on April 10, 1963 with the loss of 112 crew members and 17 civilian technicians during deep-diving exercises. 15 minutes after reaching test depth, she communicated with USS Skylark that she was having problems. Skylark heard noises like air rushing into an air tank then, silence. Rescue ship Recovery (ASR-43) subsequently recovered bits of debris, including gloves and bits of internal insulation. Photographs taken by Trieste proved that the submarine had broken up, taking all hands on board to their deaths in 1,400 fathoms of water, some 220 miles east of Boston.April 18, 1944 USS Gudgeon (SS-211) 79 men lostUSS Gudgeon (SS-211) was probably lost on April 18, 1944 with the loss of 79 men SE of Iwo Jima, but may have been submarine and heard by several other submarines in the area. Winner of 5 Presidential Unit Citations, Gudgeon was on her 12th war patrol and most likely due to a combined US submarine to go on patrol from Pearl Harbor after the submarine I-173.April 22, 1943 USS Grenadier (SS-210) no loss of lifeLost on April 22, 1943 near Penang, with no immediate loss of life. She was on her 6th war patrol. While stalking a convoy, she was spotted by a plane and dove. While passing 130 feet, Perch was bombed, causing severe damage. She was lodged on the bottom 270 feet and the crew spent hours no propulsion and was attacked by another plane. While she shot down the plane. When enemy ships arrived, the CO abandoned ship and scuttled the boat. Of the 76 crew members taken prisoner, 72 survived the war.May 3, 1945 USS Lagarto (SS-371) 86 men lostLost on May 3, 1945 with the loss of 86 men near the Gulf of Siam. On her 2nd war patrol, she is believed to have been lost to a radar equipped minelayer. This minelayer was sunk by the USS Hawkbill (SS-366) 2 weeks later.May 22, 1968 USS Scorpion (SSN-589) 99 men lostUSS Scorpion (SSN-589) was returning to Norfolk, VA from a Mediterranean deployment. On May 22, 1968, she reported her position to be about 50 miles south of the Azores. Scorpion was never heard from again. The exact cause of her loss May 23, 1939 USS Squalus (SS-192) 26 men lost keel down in 240 feet of water. Commander Charles Momsen and Navy divers on the USS Falcon (ASR-2) rescued 33 survivors use the diving bell he invented. 26 men drowned in the after compartments. Later Squalus was raised and was taken). The next guy, going around the statue, is Franklin Sousley from Hilltop, Kentucky. A fun-lovin hillbilly boy. His best friend, who is now 70, told me, Yeah, you know, we took two cows up on the porch of the Hilltop General Store. Then we strung wire across the stairs, so the cows couldnt get down. Then we fed them Epsom salts. Those cows crapped all night. Yes, he was a fun-lovin hillbilly boy. Franklin died on Iwo Jima at the age of 19. When the telegram came to tell his mother that he was dead, it went to the Hilltop General Store. A barefoot boy ran that telegram up to his mothers farm. The neighbors could hear her scream all night and into the morning. Those neighbors lived a quarter of a mile away. The next guy, as we continue to go around the statue, is my dad, John Bradley, from Antigo, Wisconsin, where I was raised. My dad lived until 1994, but he would never give interviews. When Walter Cronkites producers or the New York Times would call, we were trained as little kids to say No, Im sorry, no phone there, sir. No, we dont know when he is coming Usually, he was sitting there right at the table eating his Campbells soup. But we had to tell the press that he was Ira Hayes, my dad didnt see himself as a hero. Everyone thinks these guys are heroes, cause they are in a photo and on a monument. My dad knew better. He was a medic. John Bradley from Wisconsin was a combat caregiver. On Iwo Jima he probably held over 200 boys as they died. And boys died on Iwo Jima, they writhed and screamed, without any medication or help with the pain. When I was a little boy, my third-grade teacher told me that my dad was a hero. When I went home and told my dad that, he looked at me and said, I want you always to remember that the heroes of Iwo Jima are the guys who did not come back. Did NOT come back. So thats the story about six nice young boys. Three died on Iwo Jima, and three came back as national heroes. Overall, 7,000 boys died on Iwo Jima in the worst battle in the history of the Marine Corps. My voice is giving out, so I will end here. Thank you for your time. Suddenly, the monument wasnt just a big old piece of metal eyes with the heartfelt words of a son who did indeed have a father who was a hero. Maybe not a hero for the reasons most people would believe, but a hero nonetheless. One thing I learned while on tour with my 8th grade students in DC that is not mentioned here is...that if you look at the statue very closely and count the number of hands raising was asked why there were 13, he simply said the13th hand Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 49 continued from page 43 Our Heritage Submarines The F Class Boats -The F-class submarines were a group of four submarines designed for the United States Navy by Electric Boat in 1909. F-1 and F-2 were built by Union Iron Works in San Francisco, while F-3 and F-4 were built by Moran Bros. in Seattle, Washington. They were single-hulled boats with circular sections laid along the longitudinal axis. The E-class have bow planes. Like the E-class, their early-model diesels had problems and were replaced in 1915. Displacement: 400 tons submerged; Length: 142 6; Beam : 15 5. The hull contained three compartments: 1. torpedo room with four 18-inch torpedo tubes, 2. control room with the ballast control valves, hydroplane controls and periscope 3. engine room with two diesel enginesThe diesel engines were clutched to shafts and the screws. Also on the shafts were electric motors that also could be used as generators for the batteries. When submerged, the diesels were de-clutched and shut down; propulsion was then on the battery. This was an array of cells in rubber-lined, open-topped, steel jars. These vessels included some features intended to increase underwater speed that were standard on US submarines of this era, including a small sail and a rotating cap over the torpedo tube muzzles. For extended surface runs, the small sail was augmented with a temporary piping-and-canvas structure. Apparently the crash dive concept had not yet been thought of, as this would take considerable time to deploy and dismantle. This remained standard through the N-class, commissioned 1917-1918. Experience in World War I showed that this was inadequate in the North Atlantic weather, and earlier submarines serving overseas in that war


Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 51 crew members from Sculpin, which had located Squalus in 1939. Only one survived after spending the rest of the war May 28, 1958 USS Stickleback (SS-415) No crew lost tow after collision with USS Silverstein (DE-534). The entire June 1, 1944 USS Herring (SS-233) 83 men lostLost on June 1, 1944 with the loss of 83 men near Matsuwa Island. Herring was on her 8th war patrol and was conducting a surface attack when a shore battery spotted her and made 2 direct hits on her conning tower and causing her loss. Before being sunk, she had sank a freighter and a passengercargoman. Herring was the only US submarine sunk by a land battery.June 12, 1943 USS R-12 (SS-89) 42 men lostLost on June 12, 1943 with the loss of 42 men near Key West, FL during a practice torpedo approach. The cause was 2 other men on the bridge survived, as did 18 crew members on liberty at the time of the accident.June 14, 1944 USS Golet (SS-361) 82 men lostLost on June 14, 1944 with the loss of 82 men. On her 2nd war patrol, Golet was apparently lost in battle with antisubmarine forces north of Honshu.June 18, 1945 USS Bonefish (SS-223) 85 men lostLost on June 18, 1945 with the loss of 85 men when sunk near on her 8th war patrol. After sinking a passenger-cargoman, June 19, 1942 USS S-27 (SS-132) no loss of life She was on the surface in poor visibility, charging batteries and drifted into the shoals. When she could not be freed and started listing, the captain got the entire crew to shore (400 yards away) in relays using a 3-man rubber raft. The entire crew was subsequently rescued.June 20, 1942 USS O-9 (SS-70) 33 men lostLost on Jun 20, 1941 with the loss of 33 men when it June 29 July 4, 1943 USS Runner (SS-275) 78 men lostLost between June 26 and July 4th 1943 with the loss of 78 men. Runner was on her 3rd war patrol probably due to a mine. Prior to her loss, she reported sinking a freighter and a ship sunk happened on June 26th, so she probably hit that mine on or after that date but before July 4th, when she was scheduled back at Midway. David Meridith Ackley USS Pomodon in 1955, Eternal Patrol on 1/17/2018. David D. Andres Poacher in 1950, Eternal Patrol on 1/31/2018. John Robert Baker in 1944, Eternal Patrol on 1/26/2018. George Alfred Bass Jerry Bayley of Post Falls, ID, qualified on USS USS Memhaden in 1957, Eternal Patrol on 12/6/2017. Michael Allen Beveridge Capitaine in 1962, Eternal Patrol on 8/8/2017. Harry T. Bidelman 1947, Eternal Patrol on 3/6/2018. Edwin Dale Biesemeyer Spot in 1945, Eternal Patrol on 3/19/2018. Donald A. Bihler 1974, Eternal Patrol on 1/1/2018. James Hunter Boyd USS Sabalo in 1953, Eternal Patrol on 3/5/2018. Glenn M. Brewer Thornback in 1955, Eternal Patrol on 2/23/2018. Joseph Franklin Brown S-20 in 1944, Eternal Patrol on 10/21/2017. Edouard N Cadoret of Warwick, RI, qualified on USS Michael Daniel Campion Blenny in 1949, Eternal Patrol on 2/5/2018. Darrell A. Clapp 1956, Eternal Patrol on 2/8/2018. (Eternal Patrols are continued on page 42) Those shipmates reported as departed in the second quarter of 2018 (E-class through L-class) had their bridge structures augmented with a chariot shield on the front of the bridge. receive this upgrade. Fleet, primarily based in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California 1915 due to a battery acid leak corroding the hull. F-1 and was lost. F-2 and F-3 survived to be decommissioned and scrapped in 1922 to comply with the limits of the Washington Naval Treaty. U.S. Submarine Service in WWIISummary of WWII Submarine Strength On Sept. 8, 1939, President Roosevelt declared a Limited National Emergency. At that time, there were 55 U.S. submarines in service. 6 R Boat Class Built 1918 to 1919 (Designed for Coastal Defense, non-transoceanic) 26 S Boat Class Built 1924 to 1925 (Designed for Coastal Defense, limited transoceanic) 23 Fleet Boat designs Built 1928 to 1939, Transoceanic Limited numbers in multiple classes, each an engineering improvement Between 1939 and November 1941, 25 new Fleet Boats were commissioned along with a large number of R and S boats, re-commissioned from the Mothballed Reserve Fleet. This included 10, O Boats which were used as Submarine School School Boats. At least one boat from the R, S, and Fleet Boats classes listed above, made at least one War Patrol in WWII. O Boats only served as School Boats. (SS-212) Class was commissioned in November 1941. The second Gato-class, USS Drum (SS-228), was commissioned 31 Dec 41). During WWII (from November 1941 to August 1945) the following were built: 77 Gato Class built (Test depth 300 feet) 122 Balao Class built (Test Depth 400 feet) 31 Tench Class built (Improved propulsion) A total of 230 Fleet boats were built during WWII 288 Total submarines served during WWII U.S. Submarine Service Overall Submarines comprised 1.6% of all WWII U.S. Naval personnel They were responsible for sinking 55% of the Naval Fleet. U.S. Submarine Critical Statistics WWII Personnel: 3,628 lost from over 20,000 volunteers (U.S. Submarine Force was an all-volunteer force), approx. 20%. 1 in 5 never returned to port. 52 submarines were lost during WWII, 53 if USS Cramp shipyard in Philadelphia, PA, in September 1942. However, she was towed to the Boston Navy Yard to be along side the pier, after being decommissioned on 24 May, 1945. She was scrapped and never really saw service. Known direct enemy combat losses 40 submarines Known non-enemy combat losses 11 submarines 2 losses circular run of own torpedoes 1 loss Friendly Fire U.S. Forces 1 loss Rammed U.S. Naval Force 5 losses Grounding (abandoned 2 losses Accidental floundering (sinking) Unknown cause 1 submarine Summery: 23 pre-WWII submarines lost 29 total (19 Gato and 10 Balao class) lost


Page 52 American Submariner Page 28 American Submariner January/June is Renewal Time for the Boat Sponsorship Program (BSP.)You know the value that you get from reading the American Submariner, and you also know that getting new members for USSVI is necessary for our organization to survive. What better way to reach current sub sailors our great magazine.The boat sponsorship program is designed to do just that:The cost is $30 per year for a total of 12 magazines (three each of the four annual volumes.)Plus 2018 calendars for only seven dollars each. (The subscriptions may be in the name of a base or an individual) Mail check to: SubVetUSSVI -------------------Program John Q. SubsailorLike, right away!! Still Plenty of Time to Renew or Start Your Boat Sponsorship Program (BSP) SubscriptionBrowsing through an American Submariner is a fantastic way for our younger boat sailors to see that the brotherhood doesnt end with Active Duty. And, it just might encourage them to join USSVI when they see were very much helping the tradition live on. For just $30 a year, you can send three copies of each issue to a boat, base, tender, Jr, or full NROTC, or just about any place submariners (or potentials) hang out. REMEMBER: 1. Make check payable to USSVI. 2. Write Boat Sponsorship Program on the memo line. 3. If you have a preference to where your subscription goes included a note with your check.Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 53 And the BSP Drawing Winner is . Jim Wilson served on that boat from 1966 to 1969. She was home-ported in San Diego, CA during that period. Jim selected the Scamp as the boat he wanted Mel Douyette to create for his discounted model. The discount is Jims prize as a subscriber to the Boat Sponsorship Program. You too can be eligable for the drawing by subscribing to the program and spread


Page 54 American SubmarinerGordon D Clark Webster in 1967, Eternal Patrol on 1/30/2018. Joseph A. Cox in 1946, Eternal Patrol on 1/22/2018. Edward Daniel Cramer S-38 in 1942, Eternal Patrol on 1/5/2018. Robert William Cramer on USS O-3 in 1944, Eternal Patrol on 1/5/2018. Lawrence Patrick Crowley R-12 in 1941, Eternal Patrol on 1/11/2018. Walter James Curtis Shad in 1944, Eternal Patrol on 2/10/2018. Phillip Don Dickman James A. Dimick in 1953, Eternal Patrol on 2/5/2018. James H Duncan in 1945, Eternal Patrol on 3/8/2018. Richard C. Dusatko Nautilus in 1967, Eternal Patrol on 1/8/2018. David G Ferguson Joseph Martin Ferrell Flasher in 1944, Eternal Patrol on 8/9/2017. Robert Walter Fessmann Crew in 1945, Eternal Patrol on 1/4/2018. Robert Hall Flood Corporal in 1950, Eternal Patrol on 1/26/2018. Burl D Fluharty in 1955, Eternal Patrol on 8/24/2017. Earle M Forbes Jr. USS Remora in 1959, Eternal Patrol on 1/13/2018. Robert C. Forscutt in 1946, Eternal Patrol on 2/25/2018. Vernon James Freshour USS Sterlet in 1957, Eternal Patrol on 3/1/2018. Charles Spence Fury Trigger in 1958, Eternal Patrol on 1/31/2018. Angelo M Gallo Besugo in 1949, Eternal Patrol on 1/17/2018. Donald Lee Godfrey Alexander Hamilton in 1967, Eternal Patrol on 1/19/2018. Lester Haddock of Melrose in 1946, Eternal Patrol on 8/25/2017. Nicholas J. Haggerty William Francis Hale Orba Nelson Hall Washington in 1962, Eternal Patrol on 1/2/2018. Herbert Halpern of Cape Coral, FL, qualified on USS Halfbeak in 1961, Eternal Patrol on 1/6/2018. James Norton Heasley Arvid Helle in 1943, Eternal Patrol on 1/3/2018. Richard A. Herter Robert E Lee in 1963, Eternal Patrol on 1/9/2018. Charles E Hodges Wahoo in 1963, Eternal Patrol on 3/31/2018. William George Hooper Harry Hermann Humphreville on USS Ronquil in 1956, Eternal Patrol on 3/10/2018. Theodore Hunt Tigrone in 1954, Eternal Patrol on 8/25/2017. Richard G Huntinghouse USS Diablo in 1951, Eternal Patrol on 1/4/2018. Jack R. Johnson Rodney T. Johnson James K Polk in 1966, Eternal Patrol on 2/15/2018. William Lee Jones Sennet in 1945, Eternal Patrol on 12/30/2017. David Francis Katusha Skate in 1946, Eternal Patrol on 3/4/2018. Karl W Krull Eternal Patrol on 2/4/2018. William T. Lee Rayburn in 1969, Eternal Patrol on 2/12/2018. William Thomas Lee Sea Poacher in 1953, Eternal Patrol on 2/12/2018. Roger Irving Lemon Balao in 1944, Eternal Patrol on 8/23/2017. Henry W. Lis in 1944, Eternal Patrol on 5/14/2016. Peter Love in 1956, Eternal Patrol on 2/6/2018. Donald G McCauley John Vance McCullen Jr. Andrew Jackson in 1964, Eternal Patrol on 12/20/2017. Richard Gordon McGirr Jr. Ralph Olin McLain in 1944, Eternal Patrol on 1/25/2018. (Eternal Patrols continued from page 39) Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 55Richard F. Mohl 1944, Eternal Patrol on 1/29/2018. Clifton Gary Moody 1936, Eternal Patrol on 2/7/2018. Glen Rafe Naylor of Kerrville, TX, qualified on USS Stickleback in 1946, Eternal Patrol on 1/12/2018. Dennis Evers Nield in 1963, Eternal Patrol on 12/28/2017. on USS Tarpon in 1943, Eternal Patrol on 2/11/2018. Donald J. Panichi Adams in 1964, Eternal Patrol on 1/31/2018. Edgar H. Paul 1951, Eternal Patrol on 1/14/2018. Gregory D. Perkins Greenling in 1970, Eternal Patrol on 11/28/2017. Ralph Stanley Piatek Saury in 1944, Eternal Patrol on 3/11/2018. Silas Daniel Ponder in 1944, Eternal Patrol on 1/15/2018. Daniel Philip Pruett in 1961, Eternal Patrol on 1/7/2018. Victor Marion Radwick (Radziwiecki) of Nipomo, CA, Paul William Rossey Macabi in 1945, Eternal Patrol on 3/20/2018. Herman K. Ruhlmann Grenadier in 1954, Eternal Patrol on 1/11/2018. John William Ryan in 1943, Eternal Patrol on 3/4/2018. Frank J Schreiber in 1959, Eternal Patrol on 1/1/2018. in 1951, Eternal Patrol on 1/6/2018. Roger Dale Scoggins Plunger in 1975, Eternal Patrol on 3/26/2018. Vincent Belmond Segeleon USS Hardhead in 1944, Eternal Patrol on 1/20/2018. William Preston Seid Caiman in 1960, Eternal Patrol on 1/19/2018. George A Severance Jr. Halibut in 1974, Eternal Patrol on 3/2/2018. Thomas Allen Sheridan Tang in 1971, Eternal Patrol on 1/8/2018. Jim L. Shumard C Calhoun in 1970, Eternal Patrol on 12/31/2017. Stanley S. Skorupski Jr. Odax in 1960, Eternal Patrol on 2/15/2018. Jack Warren Smalling S-11 in 1943, Eternal Patrol on 1/15/2018. Larry H Smith 1964, Eternal Patrol on 8/15/2017. Willis Albert Spaulding Mackerel in 1945, Eternal Patrol on 2/7/2018. James Davis Steele Rock in 1945, Eternal Patrol on 12/29/2017. Michael J. Ster 1955, Eternal Patrol on 3/3/2018. Fred Stiesberg in 1963, Eternal Patrol on 1/23/2018. Walter E Taverna Peter J Toppa Jr. in 1962, Eternal Patrol on 4/3/2016. John Truman Bancroft in 1966, Eternal Patrol on 3/23/2018. Lloyd R. Vasey 1941, Eternal Patrol on 3/7/2018. Fred D. Wagner 1949, Eternal Patrol on 1/18/2018. George Harry Warner Requin in 1945, Eternal Patrol on 3/22/2018. LeRoy Otho Webb in 1945, Eternal Patrol on 12/1/2017. Samuel Eugene Whatley Spot in 1945, Eternal Patrol on 11/28/2017. William Wood Whelan in 1945, Eternal Patrol on 1/6/2018. Harris Gordon White Jr. USS Grouper in 1957, Eternal Patrol on 2/26/2018. William Lovell Whitney USS Chivo in 1947, Eternal Patrol on 8/9/2017. Robert Harold Winklemann USS Guavina in 1945, Eternal Patrol on 1/28/2018. Francis George Young Sargo in 1944, Eternal Patrol on 2/13/2018.


Page 56 American Submariner Last Name First Name Qual Year Qual Boat Allan William R. 1962 Tirante Andersen Matthew B. Associate Anderson John M. 1972 Stonewall Jackson Arvanites Chris G. 1946 Argonaut Barnes Roy Lee 1974 Henry Clay Barragan Michael Gene Associate Barrell Edward H. 1963 Caiman Bass Michael 1993 Omaha Baugher Duane 1969 Henry L Stimson Bell Lawrence 1976 Lafayette Bement Benjamin J 1989 Pogy Black Carleton 1984 Michigan Blakeman Steven M. 2000 Albuquerque Bramble Jay R 1983 Phoenix Bray Wesley A. 2000 Columbia Bridges David W. 1987 Atlanta Brinkman Douglas Owen 1974 Guitarro Browngardt Carl 1987 John Marshall Bryant Michael J 1967 Lewis and Clark Burkhammer Richard M 1986 Henry L Stimson Burnett Stephen R 1978 Henry L Stimson Burton Richard L 1975 Sand Lance Capron, Jr. Arthur D. 1978 John C Calhoun Carpenter Richard D. 1957 Sea Owl Chandler Kevin W 2000 Key West Chiappi William 1963 Halibut Chisholm Stephen B 1971 Will Rogers Chun Daniel A 1964 Amberjack Cochrane Dana Associate Cochrum Steven D. 1992 Albany Cole Alan B 1977 Sam Rayburn Congdon Joe 1968 John Marshall Cook Ryan 2002 Tennessee Corbett David W. Associate Corbett Karen L. Associate Croney Connor L 2014 Virginia Crow Floyd A 1966 James Madison Crowden Renona Associate DAmico Bob 1969 Sea Owl Dahl Thomas A. 1963 John Marshall Daughtridge Joel Vernon 1963 Atule Davenport Michale 1993 Woodrow Wilson Davis Jr. David 1964 Cavalla Davis James W 1979 Patrick Henry Dellaccio Robert 1969 Robert E Lee Dourth Michael 1966 Sea Leopard Draxton Mark 1985 La Jolla Duran Harvey G 1976 Stonewall Jackson Elsey James L. 1974 Whale Emerson John Michael 1967 Tiru Engelhart Karl 1962 Sea Robin England Brian S. 1990 Florida Ernst Norman 1974 Drum Ferguson Christopher 1980 John C Calhoun Fischer Rollo Dee Robert 1956 Razorback Fitch Arthur 1975 Richard B Russell Force Eddie A 1967 Dace Ford David E 1970 Snook Foskey Paul 2002 Minneapolis-St Paul Frost John 1975 Ray Fulwider Jr. Bert Jay 1970 John Marshall Members recorded by April 5, 2018 Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 57


Page 58 American SubmarinerGallagher John R 1976 Andrew Jackson Gamache Richard J 1985 Skipjack Gautier III Robert W. 2003 Parche Gazard James 1981 Flying Fish Gillard Douglas 1974 Henry Clay Ging, III Ewald Herman 1979 Los Angeles Good Thomas A 1964 Henry Clay Gordon Robert E. 1971 Sam Houston Grace Danny L 1969 Kamehameha Guilford Shane 1991 West Virginia Haines Dennis A. 1980 Pogy Hall Roger A. 1959 Nautilus Hart Lawrence J. 1977 Stonewall Jackson Hayes Patrick 1988 Jack Hayes Steven P. 1969 Barracuda Heinz Christopher 1990 Philadelphia Heise Brian 1973 Robert E Lee Hickerson Lonnie Michael 1990 Scranton Hickory Michael Alfred 1985 Shark Hocker Richard 1975 Andrew Jackson Holland Mark A. 1970 Ethan Allen Hovey Robert 1974 Flasher Hunt David 1980 Sea Devil Hunter Thomas B. 1962 Runner Hunter William M. 1989 L Mendel Rivers Hurst Richard B 1959 Sterlet Huston II Gary H. 1982 Will Rogers Jackson, Jr. Daniel J 1986 Woodrow Wilson Jones Douglas R. 1982 John Adams Kahle Eugenie Associate Kaufmann Mark L 1998 Oklahoma City Kelleher Daniel J 1970 Daniel Webster King William R. 1988 Minneapolis-St Paul Kirbus Frank F 1975 Lewis and Clark Kleinberg David J 1968 George C Marshall Knudsen Carl 1958 Sea Owl Koeper Travis 1995 Groton Krol Richard E. 1984 Casimir Pulaski Kwiatkowski Mark 1991 La Jolla Lacey Stephen D 1968 George WashingtonLamb Jeffrey R. 2005 Providence Landers Timothy 1977 Omaha Lawrence Jared D. 2012 Boise Lecy Leon 1956 Ray Lee Thomas M. 1962 Cutlass Leiva Scott 1990 L Mendel Rivers Lenz Rodney J. 1986 Albuquerque Leone Stacey 1968 George Bancroft Lewis Michael M. Associate Light Timothy 1988 Barbel Littell Bruce 1972 George Bancroft Logan Kerry L. 1988 Memphis Mangual Edgar 1996 Minneapolis-St PaulMartin Robert B. 1980 Haddock Marzullo James Associate Menefee Hendry W. 1944 K-1 Merwin Michael L. 1987 Pogy Millirons Albert C. 1961 Capitaine Molyneaux Alfred D 1962 Tang Mortensen Ronald L 1963 Ronquil Mowbray Alan 1990 Phoenix Murphy Sean 2000 City of Corpus ChristiMurray Tim 1984 Groton Navitsky Evan Associate Nettles Harry 1969 Simon Bolivar Newkirk Phillip David 1972 Gurnard Nytko Billy 2004 Alaska OConnor Clarence W 1967 Trout Ortiz Anthony 2006 Connecticut Parent Phillipe J 1988 Hyman G Rickover Pastori Benjamin 1992 George Bancroft Pellegrino Michael P 1973 Stonewall Jackson Pentz James 1964 Theodore RooseveltPeter Jr Ramon Rapheal Raber, Jr Peter 1956 Chivo Ransom, II James P. 1959 Bashaw Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 59Reed Baden L 2012 Tennessee Reese Gary A. 1974 Tunny Reinhardt Brent B. Associate Reis David R. 1989 Segundo Risenhoover Kerry 1 984 Narwhal Rose Frances Associate Rose William Associate Rosini Phillip M 1970 James Madison Ross Sr Michael J 1961 Diablo Ross Carla Associate Rumian Philip 1980 Sargo Rutledge Jimmy D 1960 Corporal Sanchez Christopher Shawn 2011 Rhode Island Sanor Sandy J 1967 Caiman Santoni William A. 1968 Daniel Boone Santrock Kevin R. 1994 Hampton Sanzalone Jr. Jack R. 1984 Gato Schoonover William O. 1978 Von Steuben Sears Michael E. 1988 Henry Clay Seibert Timothy 1987 Casimir Pulaski Shea John L. 1986 New York City Sheppa Howard J 1976 Theodore RooseveltSimpson Edward 1980 Daniel Webster Smith Marshall H. 1966 Cutlass Smith Mike 1987 West Virginia Smith Stuart A 1991 John C Calhoun Spencer Daniel 1999 Pittsburgh St Jean Roland Associate Stephenson Donald B. 1976 Bergall Stickler Paul E. 1977 Andrew Jackson Stirewalt Billie 1949 Irex Stuckey George H 1973 Benjamin Franklin Sullivan Anthony T 2008 Providence Sullivan James Brian 1975 Tautog Sutter Steven P 1973 Aspro Swords John 1973 Stonewall Jackson Szostek Matthew M. 2009 Pittsburgh Thipphavong Josten 2010 Pittsburgh Thomas David L. 1966 Woodrow Wilson Tonder Paul Alan 1961 Seawolf Trahan Walter D 1967 Caiman Travis Thomas Lee 1974 Sand Lance Troup Tony E. 1992 Casimir Pulaski VanFossan Dale 1987 Atlanta Velasquez Nelson 1978 Jack Voiron Anthony 1961 Argonaut Walsh Robert E. 1965 Sea Leopard Walton Kelvin 1989 Guitarro Weber Gregg 1987 Baton Rouge Weber Neil Leslie 1961 Tang Wenta Ted 1969 Sea Leopard White William R 1974 Theodore RooseveltWhitecar Terrence 1967 Spinax Wilcox Everett 1967 Piper Williams Benjamin F 1981 John Adams Williams Richard Associate Zufelt Oliver C. 2013 Alexandria


Has There Ever Been a Real Yellow Submarine?Page 60 American Submariner Yes, the USS Menhaden (S377) was. On August 1971 was decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register 15 August 1973. In 1976, exMenhaden was towed from California to Washington to begin a new career as the Yellow Submarine. The boat, stripped of her engines and painted yellow, was operated by the Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Station in Keyport, Wash. Affectionately referred to as The Hulk, she served as a remotely controlled, unmanned acoustic test vehicle capable of submerging to moderate depths in support of undersea weapons testing, and as a target ship to train Trident missile submarine crews off the coast of Washington. In 1988 she sank, due to a leaking main-ballast-tank vent-valve when she was being cut up for scrap. As the tide came in, she was not able flooded through all the holes cut through her pressure hull. The city of Everett the abandoned hulk. Volume 2018 Issue 2 Page 61


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