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RICHARD "Dick" MCGIRR ET1(SS) 1965-65 - 1/12/2018
SILAS D. "Danny" PONDER EN1(SS) 1954-59 - 1/15/2018
Gilbert F. "Bert" Lomax. Sr TN(SS) 1948-48 - 4/25/2018
James A. Adams IC2(SS) 1960-61 - 6/21/2018
Stanley L. Preneta RM2(SS) 1951-52 - 7/4/2018
Karl B. Eagar SN 1947-48 - 7/18/2018
David D. "Dave" Wilkinson ET3(SS) 1964-65 - 11/17/2018
Lee. G. Mather SN(SS) 1955-56 - 11/30/2018
Robert G. "TOMMY" Tucker QM2(SS) 1964-66 - 12/4/2018
Frank R. Berkhimer CDR (CO) 1968-69 12/27/2018
David J. Olson EM2(SS) 1970-70 12/28/2018
John F. Lyding LCDR - (XO) 1963-65 1/25/2019
William "Bill" Von Der Lieth EM1(SS) 1949-52 3/23/2109
Raymond P. Jebing EN3(SS) 1962-66 4/9/2019
Alan A. Perry QM2(SS) 1957 5/16/2019
Donald M. Marroletti RM3(SS) 1955-57 7/30/2019
Thomas Willett EMCS(SS) 1961-66 6/20/2019
Myron Ritter RM2(SS) 1963-65 9/16/2019
Daniel R. Walker Rm3/c 1944-46 9/18/2019
Winton W. Armstrong Sm2/c 1944-45 10/4/2019
John N. Joll RMSN 1944-45 (Relief Crew) 11/19/2019
Norman S. Wehner EMC(SS) 1958 -59 12/14/2018
Donald E. Vail EN3(SS) 1952-53 11/2019
Howard Dachs ICFN(SS) 1962-63 12/??/2019
Edward A. Ulicny F1/c 1947-47 12/22/2019
Gary L. Hetrick IC3(SS) 1958-60 12/27/2019
Robert P. Perry MoMM3(SS) 1947-47 12/29/2019
Donald R. Gressman EN2(SS) 1948-51 1/6/2020
Mike Trombley EN2(SS) 1959-62 4/28/2020
Joseph B. Palmer ET3(SS) 1960-63 4/28/2020
George R. "Russ" Waterman LCDR 1968-70 6/11/2020


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Life Magazine Photo

I came across this photo taken for LIFE MAGAZINE that shows our USS Sea Robin & USS Grouper in the background. I date this photo as Feb 29, 1952.

The Secretary of the Navy D.A. Kimball (1951-53) is shown on the pier with his hat covering his heart. The ceremony is to honor the 5000th dive of USS Flying Fish SS-229, the first boat to record that feat.

Re: Life Magazine Photo

Paul your eyes are alot better then mine to see that in the background. But a neat thing to see and know.


Re: Life Magazine Photo

My recent cataract surgery certainly helps, but I also had the benefit of seeing the "full sized" photo.

Is this better?

Re: Life Magazine Photo

Even better.....the escape tower shows up great also.

Re: ANOTHER Life Magazine Photo

Here is a Turkish sailor standing on the deck of ex USS BOARFISH taken 10 Dec 1962. They probably were on a port visit to NLON.

USS DIABLO & SEA ROBIN are in the background. What I find significant is that Diablo would be heading soon to the Philly yard for conversion to fleet snorkel. She was transferred to the Pakistani Navy in June of 1964. Sea Robin had a number of Pakistani aboard for training during 63-64, as some recall.

The ex Diablo was lost with all hands while laying mines during the India - Pakistani- War in 1971.

Our old COB, ZANG served on Diablo as GM1(SS) 59-61.

Re: ANOTHER Life Magazine Photo

I remember 4 or 5 Pakistani's being on board for a while I think they split the Pakistani crew up among the boats in Groton for training. I'm not sure how good a job we did. I think they had problems when they took over the boats. They wouldn't drink when they were together but when seperated they enjoyed it as nuch as we did. Maybe that was the problem we turned them into alcoholics.

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I remeber those guys also.....I remember one in the after room sea sick.....praying to Alha, he thought he was going to die.


Re: ANOTHER Life Magazine Photo

Those engine-room guys got taken over to Old San Juan by our guys and then had their cokes spiked with rum, without their knowledge.

After a bit, they called in the working girls.

The next day they all had "hickeys" and were solidly hungover. That did not sit w too well with their officer.

Our guys thought it was funny as hell.

I messcooked for that Springboard (64). Those Pakistanis were alway asking "what kind of meat is this?" The rest of the crew would shout out "it's chicken", no matter what it was..beef, pork, etc.