Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pampanito Anchoring Project

Berthed at Pier 45 in San Francisco Bay near the Golden Gate bridge, the Pompanito is one of the must-see fleetboats on display in the US. Apparently, it can experience heavy swells due to its location and has sustained damage in the past. Recently, the museum upgraded her anchoring system thanks to the generous donations of interested companies. Take a look at this fascinating project here: http://maritime.org/moorings2010/index.htm.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

On Eternal Patrol

The following men lost their lives 67 years ago in USS Wahoo.

1. Anders, F. MM3
2. Andrews, J. S. EM1
3. Bailey, R. E. SC3
4. Bair, A. I. TM3
5. Berg, J. C. MM3
6. Browning, C. E. MOMM2
7. Brown, D. R. LTJG
8. Bruce, C. L. MOMM1
9. Buckley, J. P. RM1
10. Burgan, W. W. LT
11. Campbell, J. S. ENS
12. Carr, W. J. CGMA
13. Carter, J. E. RM2
14. Davison, W. E. MOMM1
15. Deaton, L. N. TM1
16. Erdey, J. S. EM3
17. Fielder, E. F. LTJG
18. Finkelstein, O. TM3
19. Galli, W. O. TM3
20. Garmon, C. E. MOMM2
21. Garrett, G. C., Jr. MOMM2
22. Gerlacher, W. L. S2
23. Goss, R. P. MOMM1
24. Greene, H. M. LT
25. Hand, W. R. EM2
26. Hartman, L. M. MM3
27. Hayes, D. M. EM2
28. Henderson, R. N. LT
29. Holmes, W. H. EM1
30. House, V. A. S1
31. Howe, H. J. EM2
32. Jacobs, O. MOMM1
33. Jasa, R. L. MM3
34. Jayson, J. O. CK3
35. Johnson, K. B. TM1
36. Keeter, D. C. CMOMMA
37. Kemp, W. W. GM1
38. Kessock, P. F1
39. Krebs, P. H. S1
40. Kirk, E. T. S1
41. Lape, A. D. F1
42. Lindemann, C. A. S1
43. Logue, R. B. FC1
44. Lynch, W. L. F1
45. MacAlman, S. E. PHM1
46. MacGowen, T. J. MOMM1
47. Magyar, A. J. MM3
48. Manalisay, J. C. ST3
49. Mandjiak, P. A. MM3
50. Massa, E. E. S1
51. Maulding, E. C. SM3
52. Maulding, G. E. TM3
53. McGill, T. J. CMOMMA
54. McGilton, H. E. TM3
55. McSpadden, D. J. TM1
56. Mills, M. L. RT1
57. Misch, G. A. LTJG
58. Morton, D. W. CDR
59. Neel, P. TM2
60. O'Brien, F. L. EM1
61. O'Neal, R. L. EM3
62. Ostrander, E. E. MM3
63. Phillips, P. D. SC1
64. Rennels, J. L. SC2
65. Renno, H. S1
66. Seal, E. H. Jr. TM2
67. Simonetti, A. R. SM2
68. Skjonsby, V. L. LCDR
69. Smith, D. O. BM1
70. Stevens, G. V. MOMM2
71. Terrell, W. C. QM3
72. Thomas, W. S1
73. Tyler, R. O. TM3
74. Vidick, J. EM2
75. Wach, L. J. COX
76. Waldron, W. E. RM3
77. Ware, N. C. CEM
78. White, W. T. Y2
79. Whipp, K. L. MM2
80. Witting, R. L. MM3
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Friday, October 08, 2010

Lost Boats Ceremony at Mare Island on Sunday

Times-Herald staff report
Posted: 10/07/2010 timesheraldonline.com

This year's Lost Boats Memorial ceremony will coincide with the Navy-friendly Fleet Week weekend.

The free event, designed to honor 575 Mare Island submarine crewmen who disappeared during World War II, will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.The Lost Boats Memorial organizer and co-founder Myrna Hayes said the event's length was shortened this year in respect for some attendees' health.

Sunday will mark the fourth such event on Mare Island, and also roughly coincides with the 67th anniversary of the USS Wahoo's loss at sea, Hayes said.The afternoon memorial will kick off with a flag raising at Morton Field, at Walnut Avenue and D Street on Mare Island.

Those gathered will then move to the historic submarine repair dock Berth 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. for a music and history program, Hayes said. The event's final hour will include a reception at Quarters C, 832 Walnut Ave.

Visit www.mareislandpreserve.org or call Hayes at (707) 557-9816 or (707) 249-9633 for more information.

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About Me

The first 'grown up' book Paul Crozier ever read was "War Fish" by George Grider. Since then he has spent most of his life researching the U.S. Submarine Force in WWII and USS Wahoo (SS-238) in particular.


This blog is dedicated to all who have served in the U.S. Submarine Force. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Admiral Chester Nimitz

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