Find a Buddy

The following list is guest book entries from 1997 through 1999. Use the browser Edit, Find to locate a name, word, etc. on this page. If you locate a name you can click on the email entry and send a message.



Happy New Year, Frank !
John Fakan <usscod@en.com>
Cleveland, OH USA - Friday, December 31, 1999 at 21:30:55 (PST)
Thanks, Frank. Brings back a lot of old memories, does't it?
Mostly good ones at that. Thanks again.
Bud

Bud Walker <budwalker@mail.tds.net>
Choctaw, Ok USA - Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 10:48:33 (PST)
Frank

Great site. It brought back some great times. I was on the Blenny from 67 to Aug. 69. I went on her when she was in the Philidelphia ship yard. I checked out your guest book and have already e-mailed some of the guys I knew back then. Thanks!!!

Mick Markle <markle@bwkip.com>
nescopeck , pa USA - Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at 14:31:23 (PST)
I was on the blenny,Becuna,lafayette
John Ahern USN RET <j ahern 5006>
ledyard, ct USA - Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at 11:19:49 (PST)
I served on USS BUGARA SS331 (12/62-9/63)and SAM HOUSTON SSBN609 (12/65-3/69.When I look back at those years now,I realise what truly great men I served with.It was a memorable experience.
DON ASMUND <DTL@BRESNANLINK.NET>
NEGAUNEE, MI USA - Monday, December 27, 1999 at 10:54:51 (PST)
Frank, this is the first I had a chance to review your website. Great job! I saw it at my daughters house. I'm still on my 486 and Windows 3.1. Guess I'll stick with it old buddy. Hope to see you in San Diego next year.
Edward W. Stone <ews_w2eer@JUNO.COM>
Syracuse, NY USA - Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 10:05:58 (PST)
A meember of the USS Archerfish (SSN-678), She was a good boat
Rick Baldwin <rpbaldwin@erols.com>
USA - Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 14:15:16 (PST)
Great site! Served aboard Grenadier '57' to '60',
-- great diesel boat. Still called them boats then.
Thanks for the look in the rearview mirror. tgf

Tom Foeller <tgf@win.bright.net>
Balsam Lake, WI USA - Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 07:43:01 (PST)
my dad served on the USS Razorback....enjoyed seeing your stories
Carol Roberts <CarolR7488@aol.com>
Oneonta, AL USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 21:54:43 (PST)
Served aboard the USS Blackfin, USS Tang and USS Odax-1960-1967 Six patrols to credit
Maurice Tyler <mtyler3172@webtv.nwt>
memphis, tn USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 19:58:27 (PST)
I am one of five children of radio operator A.B. Green. My father died in 1981, and reading the remembrances of his shipmates is almost as wonderful as hearing him tell those stories himself! Thanks for a chance to experience WWII through you. I am an ICU nurse at the VA Hospital here in OKC and work with many brave men every day. You've just added to the already-significant respect I have for all of them. Thanks again.
Mary Green Elliott <MaryBob23@aol.com>
Oklahoma City, OK USA - Wednesday, December 08, 1999 at 15:23:09 (PST)
Would you know anything about the submarine USS Rock. Our friend, George Harless, was on it in 1954-55, and he would love to get information on the sub. His e-mail is geoharless@aol.com
Gene Gurske

Gene Gurske <gurske@ix.netcom.com>
Bremerton, WA USA - Tuesday, December 07, 1999 at 14:09:16 (PST)
I knew several of the Tullibee sailors had qualified on the
Blenny, Coons 57,58; Broderick. I think there were more but
they appear to be too bashful.

Tom Donahue <albert.donahue@lmco.com>
San Jose, Ca USA - Monday, November 29, 1999 at 14:44:06 (PST)
I served aboard in 1960 and 1961 prior to Nuclear Power School class 61-4
Dan Walker <dwnumis@aol.com>
Peekskill, ny USA - Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 17:24:31 (PST)
Nice job!
Mike Carmody, Cdr. L.I. Base,N.Y., USSV.

Mike Carmody <subvetmike@worldnet.att.net>
Babylon, NY USA - Monday, November 22, 1999 at 04:05:24 (PST)
Thank you for what you did for us!
I was born July 8, 1945

Kees Hendriks <keesh@webfair.net>
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Sunday, November 21, 1999 at 11:20:33 (PST)
I was on the following boats from 47 to 67. Sea Owl, Sea Robin, Amberjack, Trumpetfish, Trigger, Trout. John Marshall, Skipjack, amd several others on temp duty.was an EMC(SS)on retirment.
JESSE J. BRYANT <jjbryant@aristotle.net>
Jacksonville, AR USA - Sunday, November 21, 1999 at 06:45:28 (PST)
Great Web page!! Thoroughly enjoyed the tour! My dad skippered the Haddock (SS-231) on first three war patrols... I served in Picuda,Atule, Sea Owl, John Marshall, and skippered Argonaut and Grampus. Best time of my life!
Pat Taylor <patctay@aol.com>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Saturday, November 20, 1999 at 20:03:46 (PST)
My father, A.B. (Bryan) Green, served with pride as a radioman aboard the Blenny in WWII. He passed away in 81, but would be proud to know that the Blenny is so honored.
Jani (Green) Kidd <kiddmom@yahoo.com>
Denton, TX USA - Saturday, November 20, 1999 at 16:39:52 (PST)
I really enjoyed your web page and music.Thanks Jean
Jean Hansen <jahansen@webenet.net>
Coquille, Or USA - Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 22:51:29 (PST)
We toured the USS Cod this summer (1999). It was quite an experience! Thanks very much for preserving this piece of history!
Anny Harran <anny.harran@cwusa.com>
Chantilly, VA USA - Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 14:01:59 (PST)
Great webb site. Did 20 yr on 5 boats. Would do it all over agien.
Jack Peach <jpeach2327@aol.com>
USA - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 18:52:42 (PST)
VERY INTERESTING SITE. WELL DONE!
PAUL SHARP <PAULS96@hotmail.com>
SHEFFIELD, YORKSHIRE UK - Friday, November 05, 1999 at 14:19:46 (PST)
My younger brother suggested I look at this website, and I'm glad I did.
Joe Duprey <joeduprey@aol.com>
Thornton, CO USA - Wednesday, November 03, 1999 at 17:29:15 (PST)
Great webb page. As a former "skimmer" & frustrated submariner I'll forever tip my whitehat to the men that man the boats, especially the "diesel pukes". Would love to trade "sea stories" via e-mail.
Jim Harkenrider <jhark376@aol.com>
Ten Mile, Tn USA - Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 06:44:06 (PST)
I had the opportunity to serve on Blenny in 1965-1966. Tijuana Smith was the Skipper and Smilin' Jack Delany was the XO. Great Crew from that era. Would love to hear from anyone out there..Was the submarine navy that I had been hunting for...
John Shettles <jonshe@worldnet.att.net>
Franklinton, LA USA - Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 05:32:37 (PST)
USS DACE SSN 607 9/68 - 9/70.
GREAT PAGE

Jim Redden TM-3(SS) <Gadget75@aol.com>
West Warwick, RI USA - Saturday, October 30, 1999 at 04:40:54 (PDT)
Served on board Blenny as an IC3 from July '63 to Aug '65. Earlier in this guestbook I listed my e-mail address as ERosenSS324@Juno.com. It is now erosen@esper.com. Love to here from old shipmates.
Edward J. Rosen <erosen@esper.com>
Knoxville, TN USA - Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 10:02:11 (PDT)
Great site. I'm a volunteer on the Cod-it's my way of giving something back to you guys for all you went through for us. I'm pretty bad at expessing myself so the best I can do right now is to just say THANKS!!!
Paul Sobol <Torpex24@aol.com>
Westlake, OH USA - Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 07:58:53 (PDT)
Greetings from an old TinCan Sailor... Korea, '51-'55.
Sonarman 2nd.
Site is the mark of the true professionals you are.

William O'Morrissey <willieo539@hotmail.com>
Blauvelt, ny USA - Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 19:46:44 (PDT)
Let us never forget your service. My respect and good wishes.
Don Cox <doncox@enol.com>
Provo, UT USA - Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 09:43:06 (PDT)
Nice web site. Brought back some great memories of my time on the USS Remora SS487(1963-1966), USS Sargo SSN583(1967-1969, and USS Snook SSN592(1969-1972).
Jerre Wethington <jerre@sunflower.net>
Garden City, KS USA - Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 07:57:38 (PDT)
I served on the Blenny 1962 - 1963 and earned my first dolphins and made what I think was the last northern run the Blenny made.
Larry R Johnston <lrjohnston@abts.net>
Lenoir, nc USA - Monday, October 25, 1999 at 17:39:52 (PDT)
Great site. Good content, nice lay out, and good format.
Thanks for your time invested in the details.

Served on Blenney 63-64. Put ashore in Plymouth England
(medical evacuation). Ran into Robert Brace in Crystal City
underground 4-5 years ago and haven't heard from him since.
Seved on John Adams 64-67, and Von Steuben 69-72.


Joe Phoenix <chiefjoe@aol.com>
Manassas, VA USA - Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 19:14:35 (PDT)
I served on the U.S.S. Halfbeak (ss352) from 1963 to oct. 1966. I am interested in contacting former shipmates or anyone who served on the "beak". The cob was andy Anderson,andy if your out there hello.

I served on u.s.s. Halfbeak (ss352) from 1963 to nov. 1966. I am looking for anyone who served on the halfbeak.
Henry Rumfelt <henryr@knightwave.com>
Erin, tn USA - Friday, October 22, 1999 at 04:33:29 (PDT)
Frank what a great job !
I served aboard Blenny from 62-65.
Our Capt. was Lt.Comdr. "Buzz" Bibby.
I recognized some names from the guest register.
I look forward to checking for others I knew from my days
aboard.
Again JOB WELL DONE !!!
Thank You .

Jim Brown EM3-SS <BlennySS32@AOL.COM>
Islip, NY USA - Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 15:49:20 (PDT)
Frank, I read my E-mail this pm and your nice message printed out so I can show to Dad but the crew list came across in some kind of encryption. I tried to print it in both winword and notepad and got the same results. If you have another way of sending it please do. Thank you, Karen
Karen Kopff <klkpff@aol.com>
St. Charles, Mo. USA - Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 13:53:36 (PDT)
I found this site and have shared it the rest of my family. I am the daughter of Bill "Maggie" McGuire and Anna Mae "Annie" McGuire. I especially enjoyed the pictures of Mom and Dad at the Blenny party on July 7, 1944.
I WAS BORN 9 MONTHS LATER!!! Dad did not make the Blenny reunion this year. If any of you want to send him a message feel free to send it to my e-mail address. This site is really a picture of my roots, and a view of who my parents were before I was.
Karen Kopff

Karen Kopff <klkpff@aol.com>
St. Charles, Mo. USA - Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 08:19:54 (PDT)
Thank you for the info on Jane Fonda, her behavior is of
no surprise to me. She has always been of questionable
character.
We have an excellent Submarine Museum in St.Marys, GA. Come and See. Sincerely. Jim Jewell

MMCM James D.Jewell (AW/SW/SS) <jewell@camcomp.com>
St.Marys, Ga USA - Friday, October 15, 1999 at 10:59:02 (PDT)
GREAT site, Frank...good work. We emailed in the past and I'm in final development of Faces of Freedom...your site will be hosting an entire level of the gallery - many rooms and exhibits. This is a very exciting time for myself and my family/coworkers! We're doing something NO ONE else has attempted. LOTS of problems have been overcome in the past few months and we're in the home stretch.
Thanks!
Steve Lazaroff
Virtual Visions Live!

Stephan Lazaroff <lazaroff@caprok.net>
Midland, TX USA - Monday, October 11, 1999 at 22:36:09 (PDT)
i got your letter about jane maybe you should send a copy to headline news maybe they dont know everything they should oh and you have a good page also
fred
USA - Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 20:28:29 (PDT)
Served on the USS Drum MoMM 2nd class
Charles Schechter <schechte@bellsouth.net>
Boynton Beach, FL USA - Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 18:51:01 (PDT)
thanx for the "Hanoi Jane" commentary. More people need to be informed of this and currnet treasonous actions that are occurring by some of our elected officials today, i.e., Bill Clintont and the Chinese.
SFC Rick Erb <erbr@id-ngnet.army.mil>
Lewiston, ID USA - Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 10:54:31 (PDT)
Shipmate on Blenny 1963-64. Best in the Navy.... This is truly a wonderful website.... Much history here that as a crew member I never knew til now.
Bruce Matthews <boo.matthews@worldnet.att.net>
Monterey, Ca USA - Saturday, October 02, 1999 at 18:43:09 (PDT)
I served aboard Blenny after sub school in Nov. 64' to June of 65' when I was sent to "Puffs" school in Key West. Then served aboard USS Corporal (ss-346) until August of 67'. Then Transferred to USS Wahoo (ss-565) in Pearl Harbor. Discharged in Dec.72' Just ran across the signature of cassius with references to 'Rosen and Fienberg. If I remember right Fienberg was always on a diet. Yes Cassius, I remver you a Super-Snipe. Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a Jimmy 268as, it's Super Snipe. Enter the T-Shirt with the gear drawn on it.
Dave Eberhart <blenny@blitz-it.net>
Merriam, KS USA - Saturday, October 02, 1999 at 11:51:26 (PDT)
I served aboard Blenny after sub scholl in Nov. 64' to June of 65' when I was sent to "Puffs" school in Key West. Then serve aboard USS Corporal (ss-346) until August of 67'. Then Transferred to USS Wahoo (ss-565) in Pearl Harbor. Discharged in Dec.72'
Dave Eberhart <blenny@blitz-it.net>
Merriam, KS USA - Saturday, October 02, 1999 at 11:16:18 (PDT)
SWA Veteran. Nephew of several WWII veterans. I understand more and seem to know less as I get older. Thank you, for what you gave and gave up.
SSG Andrew Marks <ru220@hotmail.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Friday, October 01, 1999 at 22:39:18 (PDT)
Dear Mr. Toon,

I would like to thank you for making this amazing site. I haven't been this moved about anything since I last saw the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. I thank you for doing what you did for this great country, as I also thank those who also have served. My prayers go out to you and your comrades forever, as well as all who will remain on eternal patrol. Thank you!

Very Sincerely,

Timothy C. Stolar

Timothy C. Stolar <Stolarsubcorp@yahoo.com>
Rhinelander, WI USA - Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 15:13:46 (PDT)
Found your site via your Veterans Day commentary about Hanoi Jane on the Sub Committee website today. My involvement with submarines is limited to those I've designed and built (like my NAUTILUS MINISUB, featured on the URL listed here). But as an ex-Marine who served in Viet Nam, I found your comments compelling and enlightening (up till now I thought all she did was pose with her big fat ass straddling that gook anti-aircraft gun); so I decided to visit your site. Hope y'all don't mind a "jarhead" in the midst of all you "bubbleheads," but I just wanted to say I think you've got a page we can all can be proud of here.

Semper Fi,

L/Cpl P. D. Regan
"M" Co, 3/1, 1st MARDIV, RVN

Pat Regan <vulcania@interpac.net>
155 West X 19.5 North, HI USA - Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 13:37:52 (PDT)
As a fellow submariner (USS Cavalla SSN684) I found a lot of truth regarding how each of us grew up and the life long bond of our shipmates while serving in the "silent service"

Thanks for creating this Web Page!

P. Kerry Morrow <pmorrow@dcmdw.dla.mil>
East Bethel, MN USA - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 10:28:55 (PDT)
I enjoyed your web page.

I am a retired Yeoman. Spent most of my time on shore duty.

However, I was stationed in the USS BUTTERNUT (AN-9) in Long
Beach, Ca. from 1957-60. We were the very beginning of the
Polaris Missile Project. We would get underway at midnight
and head out to San Clemente Island and fire the dummy
missile. I believe it was early 1961 or late 1960 when they
had the first successful firing of the Missile. I was
transferred in OCT 60.

We have ship's reunions every year. This year it was in
Piegon Forge, TN. We didn't go - I am 60 years old now
and we ride motorcycles. Anyway - we were on our way to
Sturgis, SD. when some lady took us out in Cody, WY. It was
the first reunion that we had missed in a long time.

I was a second class YN on the BUTTERNUT but I had calls
from the CO, a LCDR and a shipmate that made full CAPT.
when we didn't show for the Reunion. We only had a crew of
40 but we were family back then.

Enough said - I could go on and on but you've hear enough.

Enjoyed you web page.

Eddie..........USN RET........BT

Harold E. PINSON <epinson@micron.net>
Boise, ID USA - Sunday, September 26, 1999 at 18:44:49 (PDT)
On Jallao(SS368) for a little over a year from 1969 - 70. Lots of great memories. I was the Real Jerry from Steubenville, not the Russian Spy Jerry Plotts from Steubenville. Has anyone heard from Plotts.
Richard ( Jerry ) Herron <herronrj@yahoo.com>
Pagosa Springs, CO USA - Sunday, September 26, 1999 at 11:09:57 (PDT)
looking for anyone who was on dry dock for ship reunion in
the year 2000. just e-mail me for more info.

GENE ARTHURS <donnarthurs@home.com>
phoenix, az USA - Saturday, September 25, 1999 at 21:52:22 (PDT)
looking for anyone who was on uss los alamos afdb-7 for
ship reunion inthe year 2000. just e-mail me for more info.

GENE ARTHURS <donnarthurs@home.com>
phoenix, az USA - Saturday, September 25, 1999 at 21:42:33 (PDT)
late husband robert m dickeson tmiss passed away 5 years ago but spent 26 years in the navy on the uss runner , the seacat and the bergall then a short time on the uss whale. rest of his career was with the mk 48 program he would have enjoyed this web page very much. dbf,
irene dickeson <rene@cvinet.com>
wmsbg, va USA - Monday, September 20, 1999 at 15:15:35 (PDT)
I'm sad to report that a former Blenny sailor, Arthur Ullrich, will have his funeral on 20 September 1999. He was a member of USSVWWII and USSVI.
Patrick St. Romain <stromain@flash.net>
Seguin, TX USA - Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 18:59:42 (PDT)
served aboard the uss george washington ssbn 598 and the uss nautilus ssn 571. 1963-1970. thank you for the very enjoyable memories of times long since gone.
bob green <bgreenrectec.net>
vinita,, ok USA - Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 12:04:07 (PDT)
Facinating.
I was not there but appreciate greatly what was purchased on my (and the rest of my generations) behalf.
Thank You

Jeremy Linnett <marlowe@millenicom.com>
Eugene, OR USA - Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 22:19:06 (PDT)
I too was on the BLENNY during the era of Joe Grace. Have
been trying to locate the exec E.P. Travis for fome time.
Last time I saw him he was Dep Chief of Naval Material--
A Vice Admiral! if you can believe it. Diden't even have to to Rickover's school.

Aldways good to see things about the old boats . Keep up the good work.

Ken Smith <smithkdive@worldnet.att.net>
Massillon, Oh USA - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 14:10:33 (PDT)
I was EM2 on the Blenny 1956 to 1958 (can remember CDR Joe Grace was the captain)...love to learn more..
Found it interesting that they sank it....

Andrew Briotta <ABRIOTTA@aol.com>
Jupiter, FL USA - Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 18:17:34 (PDT)
uss daniel boone ssbn 629 green and gold 70-75 nrmc charleston,sc 75-77 uss nathan hale 77 uss tautog uss thomas jefferson (b)run51 uss tunny
gary murray ex-IC 2/ss <gimurray@pcis.net>
springfield, mo USA - Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 17:50:51 (PDT)
Served USS Ronquil SS396 1967-1969
Gary Thomas <garlinthom@jps.net>
Lincoln, Ca USA - Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 13:57:16 (PDT)
This is a great site. As a pilot with Canadian Airlines I have flown the north pacific routes for thirty years. As I have an intersest in military history I read some years ago Theodore Roscoe's account of the submarine navy and I was amazed by the effectivness of your force and the courage of the young men who served it. It has been my pleasure and honour to point out to my crews and some of my passengers the resting place of some of the boats that were lost. In particular the USS Tang. Many times as I flew down the straits on my way to Hong Kong I have said a silent prayer for the brave young men of the Tang. Now that I am retired I have asked a couple of my fellow pilots to do the same. Would you be kind enough to let me know ,if you can, if Admiral O'Kane is still alive, and if possilble let him know how much I admire him and his WW II crew.
My best regard to the Blenny

Captain Russell Brown <rebrown@intergate.bc.ca>
Delta, BC Canada - Friday, September 03, 1999 at 23:26:41 (PDT)
im the son of the greatest dad in the world.
brad mcguire <bradm18@aol.com>
kingwood, tx USA - Monday, August 30, 1999 at 19:17:31 (PDT)
I was on the CHUB late May 1945. We operated with the
BLENNY for a few days.

Don F Morell <chub329@aol.com>
Spring Lake, Mi USA - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 19:00:41 (PDT)
My grandfather is Bill McGuire. While looking at the pictures I recgonized my grandmother as a "??". She is in the cake cutting picture next to Mrs. Irwin. My grandmother's name was Anna Mae. Just thought I'd let you know how much I enjoyed your website and let you fill in another name.
Daniel Kopff <Daniel.Kopff@gte.net>
Troy, Mo USA - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 18:30:47 (PDT)
July 4,1968, the USS Blenny was in Bar Harbor, Maine. I toured the sub and met several of the crewmembers. What a memory!
Jean Bybee
USA - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 17:47:17 (PDT)
It is a sentimental journey,I was aboard TORSK 423 52&53.Great site will visit again.
Donald Daly <d1471@webtv.net>
Milford, PA USA - Friday, August 27, 1999 at 11:13:59 (PDT)
Retired Navy airdale, but I got interested in submarines when I took a cooks tour of the Cobbler SS-344 when she was in dyrdock beside us in 58. This tour was great. Keep up the good work. It sure opened my eyes up to what you all went through.
BOB HEROLD
USA - Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 06:26:26 (PDT)
A pleasure to visit. Thanks for the info. GW
G.W. Smith <supernuke@usa.net>
Winnsboro , TX USA - Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 19:24:26 (PDT)
Frank,
Visited your site today and as allways its a pleasure.
I especially like reading the entries to your guest book.

Mike Brood of BERGALL (SS320).aft@inet.inetworld.net
sent me some of your screen savers...LOVE EM.

My wife and i are going to Groton Conn. Oct 15/16 for
a duel reunion of the USS JACK SS259 and SSN 605
The 259 was my first boat.I'll never forget watching her
come up river at New London.I WAS 19 years old and wanted
to be in SUBS scince i was 16.My older brother who was in
the NAVY told me to go into THE SILENT SERVICE.

Good advice for any young man.
Hope all is well.

E.F.Shea

Ed Shea <edzo0901@aol.com>
Sagamore Beach, Ma. USA - Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 13:07:52 (PDT)
You're doing one Hell of a good job on your website, of the Blenny!

Keep up the Great Work!

Walt Danielak <wad@mnsinc.com>
Culpeper, VA USA - Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 07:24:09 (PDT)
any of the gang out there, SSN 597, 1970 thru 1973.
Ed Riley <riley.e@nypa.gov>
Oswego, NY USA - Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at 09:17:09 (PDT)
Served on Blenny 63 thru 65 New London. Made northern run 63/64. Retired MMSC(SS) July 82. Would really like to hear from Blenny crew regardless of time periods. Also let me know of future reunions
Jack Shafer <shafer.h@nypa.gov>
Sackets Harbor, NY USA - Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 09:43:44 (PDT)
You are the bravest guys on earth.
My salute to all of you who remain.
Jim Gregg USS New Jersey BB62 1967-68-69

james r gregg <jimgregg@netzero.net>
Huntington Beach, Ca. USA - Friday, August 13, 1999 at 23:58:13 (PDT)
A great page. As president of the Sea Owl Association I read with great interest all I can find. Tom G.
Tom Gilbert <tomgilbert@juno.com>
Milton, Fl. USA - Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 20:05:20 (PDT)
ET2 (SS)USS Sea Fox 1964-1967

Finally got some time to take a longer look at your site. Looks really good. Nice work.

Henry F. Weiss <hank.weiss@panja.com>
Plani, Tx USA - Saturday, August 07, 1999 at 14:08:05 (PDT)
Great page! If any vets of the Sea Cat happen in, please email me. I have a real nice photo of your boat, and I know my dad (of SS325-USS Blower) would like an old Sea Cat to have it.
George Eager <george@sculpture.org>
Princeton, NJ USA - Thursday, August 05, 1999 at 07:53:37 (PDT)
Hats off and one very deep bow to an excellent website!
DBF my friend, and a well-deserved BZ to much applause!

John Przybyla ETC(SS) ret <manjohn@wwbbs.net>
Beaumont, TX USA - Monday, August 02, 1999 at 21:11:15 (PDT)
Lots of work. Enjoyed browsing, Frank. Talk to you again soon
Dick Knight <RKnight538@aol>
Manhattan Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 15:04:41 (PDT)
Great Web site. I would be interested in hearing from any of the old friends from the Hardhead (ss-365) -- 1965 - 1969
Mike Shankie <megeri1@megsinet.net>
Sterling Heights, Mi USA - Sunday, July 18, 1999 at 13:14:40 (PDT)
I served on USS BECUNA (SS319)1957/58 and USS BECUNA (SS324) 1958/60 as a 2nd Class Torpedoman. Will never forget the 57 days submerged in the North Atlantic chasing Russian subs as a result of the Gary Powers shoot-down over Russia. I belive it was the first time the US went to DEVCOM 2 since WW2. We were at battle stations for about 40 days. I ran the mickey mouse in the foward torpedo room. After the patrol eight, submarines tied up in Argentia, Nova Scotia and we proceeded to try to drink all the beer at the Naval Air Station. The drinking led to the biggest bar room brawl in the history of the US NAVY. AND THE BIGGEST HANGOVERS IN THE FLEET. My ear drums never recovered from the "pressure in the boat" on that run.
I found Harvey Laymans name on the Guest List. I still have one of his white hats. When I was discharged from the Blenny in Key West in 1960, I do not recall having one piece of clothing that had my name on it.
I have enjoyed doing this little note and spending this hour remembering all of my shipmates. Many of the Blenny sailors on my watch went to the Thresher. I still think of those guys as well as the others that shared this extreme and deadly world that we lived in. For those that knew me back in those days, I still weigh 215 lbs, have most of my hair, I run two miles a day to stay in shape for backpacking and I am still employed at 63.

Most of my values and business attitude were developed on submarines and I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to serve my county with such an elete military service. Your web site is great and I plan on becoming a regular visitor. I would appreciate any assistance is locating or knowing about CDR Milton MacFarland. Mack was the XO on the Blenny on my watch and became a close friend and contact until about 15 years ago.

Ellis L. Welch <EWelchfrog@cs.com>
Houston, TX USA - Friday, July 16, 1999 at 20:56:27 (PDT)
You have a wonderful website. My father Lee Roy Perryman served on the USS Blenny during the Korean War is all the knowledge that I have of his service. He passed away many years ago. Of course as a kid I never thought to ask about his service in the Navy. Would you have any idea where I could begin to find information about the USS Blenny during this period of time? Thank you for taking the time to respond.
Donna J. Woodruff

Donna J. Woodruff <DWoodruff2@aol.com>
Houston, Tx USA - Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 20:10:10 (PDT)
I was 6 years old, about 1961, when the Blenny came to Miami on a port call. My family visited her and I'm still hooked on submarines to this day. If the original visitors log is available I'd like to find our visit.
Chip Woods <wpbpawn@yahoo.com>
West Palm Bch, Fl USA - Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 13:52:54 (PDT)
Great site served on USS TUNNY SSG 282 USS CUSK SS 348 USS KAMEHAMEHA SSBN 642G USS LAPON SSN 661 Ret Jan 1975.
Gerald Knapp <gknapp@grandnet.com>
grand rapids , mn USA - Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 12:13:09 (PDT)
Great site served on USS TUNNY SSG 282 USS CUSK SS 348 USS KAMEHAMEHA SSBN 642G USS LAPON SSN 661 Ret Jan 1975.
Gerald Knapp <gknappgrandnet.com>
grand rapids , mn USA - Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 12:11:58 (PDT)
WANDERED IN THIS EVENING TO FIND THE "TNT" PRODUCTION OF "THE HUNLEY" ON THE TUBE - IT'S STILL IN PROGRESS AND I MISSED THE FIRST HOUR OR SO, BUT JUST THOUGHT IT IMPORTANT TO WRITE A REMINDER THAT REGARDLESS OF ANY POLITICAL, NATIONAL,OR PHILOSOPHICAL BEND WE SUBMARINERS ARE A VERY SPECIAL BRETHREN OF WHOM NO OTHER CAN UNDERSTAND OR APPRECIATE.

CASSIUS

P.S. 'KAY FRANK - I'M GIVIN' UP MY E-DRESS

CASSIUS <T TOOZZ@AOL.COM>
WILLIAMSBURG, VA USA - Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 18:22:48 (PDT)
Great Website really enjoyed the wonderful pages... Thanks for your dedication to the U.S. Navy and your SHIPMATES !
Jim Lampman <xsealtm@hotmail.com>
Loma Linda VA Hospital, CA USA - Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 23:25:26 (PDT)
I'm too young to know about the history of the USS Blenny but I found your web site to be great and I sure learned alot reading about it. Thanks for the wonderful info.
Debbie Reynolds <dreynolds@bnl.gov>
Bellport, NY USA - Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 06:59:51 (PDT)
Hello, I am Ed Reynolds daughter. I just wanted to say your website is great. I really learned alot reading all about it.
Debbie Reynolds <dreynolds@bnl.gov>
Bellport, NY USA - Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 06:54:04 (PDT)
I like your site. I am a WW II Barb sailor, SM2/c. Made last four runs with Fluckey.
F. Neal Sever <finesse2@juno.com>
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 at 06:38:12 (PDT)
Frank, I was quite interested to see your plug for Capt. Holmes book about intelligence in the Pacific Theater. Holmes was one of my father's best friends out here in Honolulu. They served at the Sub Base together until medical problems prevented Holmes from continuing sea duty. (Time frame 1933-1935. Dad was skipper of the S-46 at the time.)

During that period, Captain Holmes began to write a series of novelettes that were published in the Saturday Evening Post. Several of them were about a theoretical way for a foreign power to attack the US, through Pearl Harbor. In short, they were a presage to WW-II. Jasper (as he was known to all) Holmes literally charted the war that was to come six years later.

Incidentally, all of his stories were illustrated by Anto Otto Fisher, one of the greatest sea life painters of all time (in my opinion).

Later, after his distinguished wartime service as Chester Nimitz' right hand intelligence officer, Catain Holmes was instrumental in raising the caliber
of the University of Hawaii's Engineering Department to front line academic stature. Holmes Hall, the Department's primary building, bears continuing testimony to the
magnificent triad of this fine officer's remarkable career. He was everything that I would characterize as a great man.

Just some footnotes to your interest in his book. Lowe Bibby, CO Blenny, 64-66.

Lowe Bibby <lowenet@aloha.com>
Kailua, HI USA - Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 18:13:55 (PDT)
Well U dunnit to me again! Now I forgot what I was supposed to look
for. 2 hours later and I'm just trippin down memory lane not a care
in the world enjoying hell outta myself. Thanks, I needed that! U still
have my vote for the top Sub Web Page! Hope all is well on the home front
and will B lookin for ya soon on ur next trip south.
Is this where I'm supposed to slide my PEP's SUB-Junction in? Ok, I won't
then.Later GI....../PEP

Paul Perris <spike1@humboldt1.com>
McKinleyville, CA USA - Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 22:03:03 (PDT)
Really enjoy you page Frank, lot of hard work....and thanks again for the dinner, enjoyed our short visit.
Jim Steinmetz, RMC(SS) Ret. <blueack@submarine.navy.org>
Roosevelt, Ut USA - Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 11:22:09 (PDT)
Served on USS Redfish (SS395) April 1953 to August 1956
Harlow M. Judson <sturlast@triton.net>
Rockford, MI USA - Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 07:29:33 (PDT)
Great site! Thanks for making the web a better place.


Donald MacLeod <christians@macleod.com>
Cleveland, OH USA - Monday, June 21, 1999 at 11:24:06 (PDT)
Cassius....

Why don't you leave your e-mail address so I can get hold of you? Heckuva note when I enter a msg in my own guestbook!

Frank Toon

Frank Toon <ftoon@mail.coos.or.us>
Coquille, OR USA - Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 07:33:29 (PDT)
I'm certain that I'm the one that Reynar remembers as "super snipe." Hey - why didn't we get those excellant sticky buns back in the after battery???

Hey - Rosen, met my half brother a few years ago and he's a cowboy. How long did you stay with it?

Wimpy - I remember you as a MM not an EN.

Lee we called you "Fig" not "Lee."

Feinburg - good to know you are still alive.

Schoonmacher - Eddie (big clay) - Michalis - Graff - Bizoff - Foster - I can visualize all of ya.

Sorry if I missed a name.

I see Mr. Kroll from time to time and agrevate him as well as Capt. Smith. I'm a buddy of one of Panda's merchant shipmates.

Cassius

cassius
USA - Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 23:00:31 (PDT)
...and a special rememberance to Charlie Hooker EN1(SS)

Charlie, thank you & RIP!!!

CASSIUS
USA - Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 21:24:11 (PDT)
YIKES - YOU GUYS ARE STILL ALIVE!!! WUZ A HALCYON EXPERIENCE TO SEE THE FAMILIAR NAMES AND REFERENCES. COLLECTIVLY, I HAVE NEVER KNOWN A FINER LOT OF MEN THAN YOU ASSHOLES!!! I MEASURE ALL THAT I ENCOUNTER AGAINST YOU GUYS AND THEY ALL FALL WAY SHORT

I HONESTLY DO GIVE YOU ALL A FOND THOUGHT FROM TIME TO TIME.

HEY - GET THIS - CAPT SMITH IS ONE OF MY NEIGHBORS!!! WHO'S DODGIN' WHO NOW-A-DAYS???

CEIL BLEU,

CASSIUS

CASSIUS
USA - Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 20:28:42 (PDT)
My deceased husband, Joseph Keisch, served aboard the Blenny from 1962 to 63. This was his first submarine duty before becoming a Nuke. Brought back memories of those Navy days.
L. Keisch <lkeisch@juno.com>
PA USA - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 18:35:34 (PDT)
Hi!! I am 14 years old and the editor of an online US Troop Support Newsletter called Over N Out. "Over N Out" stands for "Over the Internet and Out to the Troops", and I currently have over 2000 direct e-mail subscribers as well as a web site that my coeditor and I run.
My newsletter's primary goal is boosting and maintaining US Troop as well as civilian morale and spirits, and my newsletter contains relevant military history, information,references and support links, military humor, poetry, short stories, quotes, and additionally addresses of troops and military personnel are listed, allowing for my readers that are both military and civilian to write to or send packages to our military personnel.
One of my web pages lists addresses to write to troops as well as individual service me and women, and also lists their supporters. I am impressed by your site, and would would like to add a link of your site on my web page and in my newsletter if you approve. If you know of any people who could use some added letters of support, feel free to send them or their address-name info my way, and I will get them support asap.
Both of my parents are former Marines and my Mom is currently Air Guard Reserve.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Respectfully,
Brian
JVPitcher7@aol.com,
Editor Over N Out US Troops Support Newsletter & Web Site

Brian <JVPitcher7@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 11:17:14 (PDT)
What a great tribute. My generation owes the "Greatest Generation" a debt it can never repay. I still marvel at the way you guys in the boats raised hell with the Jap and strangled his lifelines. From my generation to your's THANK YOU
Bruce Hensel <ordsgt@lrbcg.com>
Sandusky, OH USA - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 23:36:04 (PDT)
browsed site today from Scott Hirschman's uss ling site. another subnut here and glad i made the trip. excellent site. good hunting!
Ed McD

Ed McDowell <mcdclan@gateway.net>
dunellen, nj USA - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 14:53:25 (PDT)
Interesting reading! I served on the Entemedore (SS340) and the Nathan Hale (SSBN623). Sub stories were what I would have expected, just about a different era of time!
Brian Richardson <CEARALEIGH@AOL.COM>
Raleigh, NC USA - Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 22:05:26 (PDT)
Bravo Zulu. Great Page.
William C. Green, Captain USN (Ret.) <dattrome@earthlink.net>
USA - Tuesday, June 08, 1999 at 07:34:36 (PDT)
Qualified aboard after making a Med cruise to Spain,France,Italy and Greece.It was 1962.(I think?).I remember our captain as CDR Smith and a few shipmates like TMs Holsenback, Foltz, Murtha. Also LT Forrestal(who owns our mascot dog!) I used to sleep in the "Bridal suite" in the FTR. I enjoyed making the "licker Run" to Bermadoo! I'm now retired and homeported in San Diego. Over at SUBASE Pt.Loma There hung BLENNY'S and PICKEREL's bells. My uncle was lost on the PICKEREL. His name is also Olaguera!
!

Jose Olaguera <JBQUACK2@JUNO.COM>
CHULA VISTA, CA USA - Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 12:14:31 (PDT)
The Blenny story was fantastic!!! As an old submariner (not WWII; the 1950's) enjoyed the trip down memory lane. Hope you have a great reunion. Received this via e-mail from an old sub buddy who had been on the Blenny, Grover Brown.
Robert H. (Bob) Werner <bobwerner150@hotmail.com>
Sanford, NC USA - Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 11:23:17 (PDT)
Great Tribute to the Blenny and the Submarine Service. I served on the Spinax SS489, Seadragon SSN584, Haddock SSN621, and Guardfish SSN 612.
Al Wagner <alwag@3-cities.com>
Richland, Wa USA - Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 07:36:32 (PDT)
Hi Uncle Frank
Mr. & Mrs. Terrence Blair <vegieranch@aol.com>
Chino, Ca USA - Monday, May 31, 1999 at 11:51:27 (PDT)
Frank -- Your Web Page is outstanding -- it is also an outstanding tribute to the old pirate boat -- I served on her 55-57 -- it was a fun time for a young kid --
Marty Schultz <mrschultz@snet.net>
North branford, Ct USA - Friday, May 28, 1999 at 17:46:18 (PDT)
What a site! I had chills and tears as I looked up my dad's
name, A.F.(I think he went by Frank) Cole, Jr.,who served
on the Blenny (he's listed as on the 4th Patrol) as RT2c.
I didn't see him in any of the pictures but really enjoyed
learning more about that part of his life. Dad passed away
in 1978 and never shared much about his navy service.
I've looked through his box of Navy things but would like
to hve some contact with anyone who knew Dad back on the
Blenny. My son (Dad's only grandchild) has followed in
his granddad's footsteps and is now serving on the USS
Carl Vinson carrier as an ET3, which would have made Dad
so proud. And we live in the town Dad came to for some
of his advanced training. It's all made me want to know
more about this time in Dad's life. I'll pass this site
url on to my sisters and son. Job well done! Hope to
hear from some one who knew Dad back then!

Barbara (Cole) Stadler <bes2560@okstate.edu>
Stillwater, OK USA - Thursday, May 27, 1999 at 13:28:41 (PDT)
Sorry, I didn't get a chance to view your site, I may return when I have a little more time. I am currently on a venture to track family
history and linked to your site by way of Mormon website. I was in the Navy also during the Nam era. Electricians Mate. 22 years later still twisting wire, but working with robots and computers. Like to talk, E-mail me sometime.

Bill Toon <Lectrolens @AOL.com>
Collinsville, IL USA - Monday, May 24, 1999 at 15:11:34 (PDT)
My dad, Bill Stadtfeld, served aboard the Blenny during the late 1940's- early 1950's. He passed away in 1991. I'd sure like to hear from any of his shipmates. Sandy Stadtfeld - USCGA 1981
sandy stadtfeld <stadtfeld_sandy@bah.com>
san francisco, ca USA - Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 14:33:46 (PDT)
My brother CWO4 William Trammell USN Retired (SS) gave me this address to check out. I am impressed! My service was all on surface ships from 2-48 through 10-68. Thanks for letting me sign your guest register.
RMCM Ward Trammell USN Retired <wa5rd@arrl.net>
Colcord, OK USA - Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 08:17:44 (PDT)
Super to find this Web site! I sepecially enjoyed the "Least we Forget" poem. I earned my Dolphins on the Medregal SS 480 in the early 60's, then put Andrew Jackson SSBN 619 in comission and made the first three Gold patrols.
I retired in 1977.

Bill "Tags" Trammell <trammell_w@popmail.firn.edu>
Sarasota, Fl USA - Monday, May 17, 1999 at 11:34:05 (PDT)
You've made a great site. The numerous awards are all MOT!
As you may know, we were fitted in 1964 with a passive ranging sonar.
It enabled us to fire more Mk-37 torpedoes in 1965 than any other Atlantic
Fleet submarine. More hits, too! In 1966 we fired what may still be
the longest torpedo run in history.
Over 15,000 yards with a Mk-45 (Astor) wire guided exercise unit.

I loved that boat, and the crew that you genuine wartime heroes
would have also been proud of.

Lowe H. Bibby <lowenet@aloha.com>
Kailua, HI USA - Friday, May 14, 1999 at 19:17:57 (PDT)
Joined at 15. Plankowner Bonefish at 16. Made two patrols on Bonefish; 4 on Raton; 1/2 patrol on Flasher "Thankyou Harry Truman." Now 72, semi-retired writer/p.r. Saw your ad in Polaris and web site. Love it.
John A. Chestara <Subvet223@aol.com>
Troy, ny USA - Monday, May 10, 1999 at 13:36:22 (PDT)

hey pop - took a look around. you've snazzed up stuff and added things- pretty nifty. my first msg to guestbook didn't "take". lots o hugs, ter





terry
juneau, ak USA - Friday, May 07, 1999 at 14:38:05 (PDT)
Enjoy your website.
John Wolf. <lupus@ebtech.net>
Sarnia, On Canada - Friday, May 07, 1999 at 13:07:27 (PDT)
served from 1960-1969
ss424; ss525; ssbn640; ssn663
en2

charlie engelberger <lawlittle@aol.com>
atlanta , ga USA - Friday, May 07, 1999 at 08:38:46 (PDT)
served from 1960-1969
ss424; ss525; ssbn640; ssn663
en2

charlie engelberger <lawlittle@aol.com>
atlanta , ga USA - Friday, May 07, 1999 at 08:35:46 (PDT)
Hi Frank,
Hope the rain has stopped. The weather out here is great. Just seen your web site. Fantastic job! Hope to see you in Texas.
Best regards,
ED
PS: E-mail is my neighbors!

Ed Block <player-techs@worldnet.att.net>
La Mesa, CA USA - Thursday, May 06, 1999 at 12:11:07 (PDT)
Hi Frank,

I was on the Blenny from 1954 to 1955. I was GM2 when we changed Home Ports and left San Diego in 1954 and made GM1 on the way around to New London, Connecticut. Left her in 1955 while she was in in the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Jim Corkill <CorkillWA@aol.com>
Sedro-Woolley, WA USA - Friday, April 30, 1999 at 19:38:11 (PDT)
I realy enjoyed sharing your memories
Nima Khabbazbashi <nima911@hotmail.com>
tehran, iran - Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 02:02:57 (PDT)
Well, well, well...
Americans can make pages...

Richard "Rommel II" Holm <richardr2@hotmail.com>
Halmstad, Sweden - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 03:31:09 (PDT)
Thank you for this site! My father (John Campbell) told me to check it out for him, and I was pleased to learn more about his experiences on the Blenny. I am honored to be the daughter of a submariner!

Laurie Campbell <Skoodar@msn.com>
Coeur d'Alene, ID USA - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 00:14:21 (PDT)
I spent 5 years on this sub. I think between the years of 1946 and 1951.
Charlie Burpee EMCSS <BurpeeCP@aol.com>
Auburn, WA USA - Monday, April 12, 1999 at 22:04:17 (PDT)
PLEASE, SEN ME GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE USS BLENNY.
IM A PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER AND WILL BE IN
YOUR COUNTRY IN MAY OF 1999.

PABLO A. J. TOMAS <--------------------------------------->
LOMAS DE ZAMORA, BA ARGENTINA - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 20:06:06 (PDT)
I served onboard sub`s from 1978 to 1987 had to be the greatest
10 years ever...

Steve Collier <offshore@stevec.mv.com>
Rochester, NH USA - Friday, April 09, 1999 at 16:59:37 (PDT)
Good job. Nice to see the Cavalla as she was in the 60's when I served on her.
Greg Rohkohl <greg_rohkohl@fmc.com>
Howell, MI USA - Thursday, April 08, 1999 at 17:13:03 (PDT)
An Awesome site! It was my privelege to serve aboard USS Chopper (Key West); USS Redfish (San Diego) and USS Diodon (San Diego) between 1962-66.
Patrick Householder <Patrick_Householder@Prodigy.net>
Issaquah, WA USA - Monday, April 05, 1999 at 14:06:39 (PDT)
nice work....... my brother served on the u.s.s. enterprise. he had alot of fun during his stay. he started on deck then worked his way off to editor and chief of the on board mag., "the big E". then a real cush job as admirals photographer. easy$$$. that was in the early sixties. sub lfe must have been exciting and a bit confining. when i was a kid, i built the u.s.s. george washington. that was a kick for me. i think that my dad gave it the deep six along with some of my other models. oh well. i'll be back to look around. see ya!
carl <webstriker@webtv.net>
panarama city, ca USA - Monday, April 05, 1999 at 11:12:50 (PDT)
nice work....... my brother served on the u.s.s. enterprise. he had alot of fun during his stay. he started on deck then worked his way off to editor and chief of the on board mag., "the big E". then a real cush job as admirals photographer. easy$$$. that was in the early sixties. sub lfe must have been exciting and a bit confining. when i was a kid, i built the u.s.s. george washington. that was a kick for me. i think that my dad gave it the deep six along with some of my other models. oh well. i'll be back to look around. see ya!
carl <webstriker@webtv.net>
panarama city, ca USA - Monday, April 05, 1999 at 11:11:57 (PDT)
nice work....... my brother served on the u.s.s. enterprise. he had alot of fun during his stay. he started on deck then worked his way off to editor and chief of the on board mag., "the big E". then a real cush job as admirals photographer. easy$$$. that was in the early sixties. sub lfe must have been exciting and a bit confining. when i was a kid, i built the u.s.s. george washington. that was a kick for me. i think that my dad gave it the deep six along with some of my other models. oh well. i'll be back to look around. see ya!
carl <webstriker@webtv.net>
panarama city, ca USA - Monday, April 05, 1999 at 11:10:55 (PDT)
QM on USS Sunfish SSN 649 from 1984 to Feb. 1988.
Charles Gormley <cgormley@flash.net, chasgormleyprayer_warrior@yahoo.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 18:22:37 (PST)
USS Richard B. Russell SSN-687 1984-1990
USS James K. Polk SSN-645 1993-1995
USS Springfield SSN-761 1995-1999

Roger Nolter <rognolter@aol.com>
Goose Creek, SC USA - Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 09:02:34 (PST)
This is great finding this website. Many thanks.
I served aboard the USS Spinax from July 1963 Unil Apr. of 1967.
She was a great Boat with a fine crew. Please let me hear from any crew member.

STS5(SS) Doug Burleson (Stan) <nuck@flash.net>
Lewisville, TX USA - Friday, April 02, 1999 at 17:15:10 (PST)
This is great finding this website. Many thanks.
I served aboard the USS Spinax from July 1963 Unil Apr. of 1967.
She was a grate Boat and a fine crew. Please let me hear from any crew member.

STS5(SS) Doug Burleson (Stan) <nuck@flash.net>
Lewisville, TX USA - Friday, April 02, 1999 at 17:11:49 (PST)
Frank, you've got a wonderful website. I'm sure a people will enjoy it. It reminds me of the old stories my Dad used to tell about his days served in during this same time.
Ronnie Cryer <tshirts@getmore.org>
Blanchard, OK USA - Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 21:59:33 (PST)
nice one.....
vincent o rourke <vor@hotmail.com>
lreland - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 05:30:43 (PST)
I have a friend who served on the USS Seadragon SSN-584 in the late 60s. I am trying to locate a photo of the boat to have framed along with a patch for a gitf to him. Any help out there would be appreciated. My friend's name is John P. Grigaluinas, any one out there serve with him?
Joe Taylor <joet@fgi.net>
Springfield, IL USA - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 16:58:29 (PST)
How about a web address.
thanks, tony white SS424 `65-`67

Tony White <linthony@mindspring.com>
Clayton,, N.C. USA - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 19:28:06 (PST)
Outstanding webpage, Outstanding tribute to the men who served, from a 60's sailor on the Howard W. Gilmore

Rick Ramm <rickr@qwestinternet.net>
Dublin, OH USA - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 19:03:12 (PST)
As a student at Submarine School made my first dive in Blenny. There was a qualified dog on board. Dog sat in the control room, students stood up. First dive was the day John Glenn made his FIRST trip around the globe.
Ray Kay <crkay@gateway.net>
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, March 26, 1999 at 17:21:36 (PST)
I served on Blenny 1960/1962. from there i went to Angler
ss240... got out 1964 EN2SS... this is great to have something like this, i feel my old shipmates are out-there listening to me....

Bob Mastro <PAWLEYSOWN@aol.com>
Fishkill, ny USA - Friday, March 26, 1999 at 14:59:41 (PST)
Nice site. My dad was briefly stationed on the Chopper,
I did my stint as plankowner of USS Birmingham (SSN-695).
Anyone remember my dad on Chopper?

Rick Penza <rwpenza@bigfoot.com>
Ridgefield, CT USA - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 08:54:00 (PST)
COOL SITE!! THANKS.
nick mcclain <corvairfxr@aol.com>
seattle, wa USA - Monday, March 22, 1999 at 22:14:48 (PST)
i'm sure all's as expected in this web page, well done .
vincent rahner <navy154>
bergenfield, n.j. USA - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 09:00:41 (PST)
I really enjoyed your site. Served as an ET on the USS Clamagore SS343 1957 to 1959.

Gary Rodzon

Gary Rodzon <w9iebgar@alaweb.com>
Greenville, Al USA - Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 10:21:01 (PST)
Loved your pages. Served on Blenny (SS324) as midshipman summer of '68. 31 years later, it was so great to read its glorius history. Thanks
Ed Stinson <estinson@mindspring.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 13:38:33 (PST)
Thanks for being there, and many thanks for the memories. I served on the Clamagore and the Piper in the 60's. You guys are my heroes!
Jimmy Evans <CrashEvansSS343@worldnet.att.net>
Cleveland, TX USA - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 19:25:52 (PST)
Terrific website, Frank....from an old diesel boat sailor. Served aboard USS Atule SS403 '44-46, USS Toro SS422 '47. One of the best things about discovering this site has been the opportunity to reminisce with old shipmates. Thanx, Frank
Jack Herron <snjherron@aol.com>
Long Beach, CA USA - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 09:38:59 (PST)
Wonderful Page Frank. Am an old Sub Silor, who qualified on Old Dolphin,Aboard Sea Lion 1, which bought it in Cavite, then went aboard Sturgeon from Batan, Swordfish in Aussie Land, put Bream in commission,made one run then back Stateside to Sea Leopard, U-Boat 2513, Corsair, K-1, Nautilus 571 (Hence E-MAIL Address) and retired 1960 as SOCS
SS. Active member of Sub Vets WW-ll,and Sub Vets,(Perch Base)

John H. Michaud <M90NORTH@AOL.COM>
Tucson, AZ USA - Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 22:09:32 (PST)
Thanks for a GREAT submarine site. It's not often that I remember the time I spent onboard the USS Sculpin SSN 590 and SS 365 USS Hardhead but you have helped bring back fond memories and a tear. THANKS
Michael F. Marchiando <mfm@uti.com>
Seneca, IL USA - Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 15:08:56 (PST)
ENC(SS) Retired (1943 to 1963) Served on: Flounder 251,
Greenfish 351, Tusk 426, K-1, Sirago 485, Medregal 480. Completed Nuclear training. Qualified as Chief Operator.

you have a GREAT site.

Beecher Allen <ballen@kachina.net>
Flagstaff, AZ USA - Saturday, March 06, 1999 at 16:41:30 (PST)
I was a RM on the following boats 484, 480, 406, 402, 396, 568 & 569. Good Web Site.
Gary G. Stark <ggshadow@aol.com>
Ramona, Ca USA - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 21:27:58 (PST)
Member US SUBVETS WWII Plankowner- USS Quillback SS424 1944-1946. Also TAD USS R2 at Key West FL.
Also served on USS Chivo SS341- 1947-1949.

Bill Harvey <billh@mcsi.net>
Sutherlin, OR USA - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 13:32:22 (PST)
Thanks for the great page.

P.M.Z USS L. MENDEL RIVERS SSN686
1983-1987

Peter "Mike" Zeisset <mikez@iland.net>
Hughesville, MO USA - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 19:48:59 (PST)
assigned to the Blenny from 1960-1965
Richard Foltz TM <blenny@mcn.org>
Laytonville, Ca. USA - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 12:43:42 (PST)
frank this is great stuff missed you its been along time contact me.
robert l. riley 147 hargrove rd melber,ky 42069
graves county 502-856-4080

robert l. riley <robertr@apex.net>
melber, ky USA - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 11:14:01 (PST)
I served aboard blenny from 1962 thru 1963 as a "ping jocky" then went to the uss skate ssn 598 in squadron 10. I made one med trip onboard blenny. I believe the med trip was in late 1962, about the time of the Cuban missle crisis.
Gene Towne <claudia406@aol.com>
Redding, Ct USA - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 09:24:50 (PST)
Great web site keep up the good work. Served on the USS Cusk SS348 from 67-69 and USS Barbel from 75-85
Robert Tharp <RTharp4854@aol.com>
Kingston, Wa USA - Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 13:04:33 (PST)
I am most impressed with your information on the Blenny. I served on board the Thornback SS418 in the 60's and later went to the Nukes. I will always remember my diesel boat days as the best I ever served in my 15 years in subamarines.
Keep up the good work and I commend you a job well done.
Chief Coop

Dick Cooper <dcoop4@juno.com>
Mead, WA USA - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 09:29:33 (PST)
Great Job! Served on the Torsk 423.
Don Lichty <Dclichty@aol.com>
Englewood, FL USA - Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 19:29:37 (PST)
Am trying to locate Capt. Jim Bryant I beleive he was
Skipper of the Blenny in 1951 52. Met him in Coranado
and our Wives were friends. I was a seaman just out of boot
camp. Any info would help. He may be in or around Carmel
Ca, or Washington D.C. Thanks flysher@home.com

Alan E. Fleischer <flysher@home.com>
Fremont, CA USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 23:56:54 (PST)
This was very historical and educational. My family all served in the army or marines during WWII.
A neighbor down the road from my parents served in the navy. I'll see if his daughter would share this site with him.
Thanks. I LOVE your choice in music.

Linda Hodgen
Akron, OH USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 22:31:14 (PST)
great web site, love the music and divintg alarm. yes, those were some great times but I suspect we all have a touch of selective memory-it comes with age!, when we think of those by-gone days. I know one thing, I dont ever want to help wrap a polaris submarine with degausing cables like I did at Craney Island,(norfolk harbor) in May of 65'. Had been drinking that damned 3.2 beer the night before and I thought I would f---ing die!!
mike ryan <mikeatlb@bcinet.net>
oak island, nc USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 11:48:50 (PST)
Great page, had a good time browsing.
I'm an old friend of PEP.

Charlie Swanson <charlie@subvets.com>
Lucasville, OH USA - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 03:33:34 (PST)
Was on Blenny 1965 thru to 1968 love to hear from any of you sailors. I operated the Hi speed Morse code bug. Ran a few phone patches to love ones. And had one hellva great time serving on the Blenny. Something i will never forget.

Jerry

jerry foster RM2 SS RET <wa6bxv@hotmail.com>
Novato, ca USA - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 22:28:50 (PST)
I served on Blenny 1959-1962
william trinkleback <wtrink@yahoo.com>
USA - Monday, February 15, 1999 at 10:28:51 (PST)
Very nice page ! I was on Bergall(SS320)1949-1951....ET2SS
Bob Peterson <birchway@aol.com>
Duluth, MN USA - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 13:03:00 (PST)
Served aboard the Blenny in 1950.
Marvin Tuchyner <tuchyner@earthlink.net>
Santa Ana, CA USA - Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 00:15:19 (PST)
H&S - 3rd Bn, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division
The Chosin Reservor November - December 1950

Glenn Potts <glenmar@djam.com>
Dent, MN USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 10:15:02 (PST)
Dear Frank, Really enjoyed your great page. Looking for old shipmates from USS Becuna SS-319 from '62 to '64 Saw alo of the Blenny back then. God Speed to you and all Submariners.
Jack Cavanaugh <jcavanaugh@locl.net>
Angola, In USA - Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 16:05:14 (PST)
I"m the combat photographer who took those pictures of the Cod crew you guys rescued. That was one whale of a day. (7th Patrol of the COD). We were just as happy as you guys were, maybe more so. You have a very nice web page. Keep up the good work of showing what we did during WWII.
Norman R. Jensen <Guggenhime@aol.com>
Ferndale, WA USA - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 21:07:50 (PST)
Great Site!!!! Having "discovered" the silent service of WWII just a few years ago, I have learned much about that small group of men did well beyond the front lines. Your site here is a wonderful reminder and a humble tribute to their efforts!
Steve Speltz <sspeltz@diageo-na.com>
N. St. Paul, MN USA - Tuesday, February 02, 1999 at 04:09:09 (PST)
Happy New Year.
Frank wishing you and yours
all the best.
E.F.S.

Ed Shea <eshea2438@email.msn.com>
Sagamore Beach, Ma USA - Saturday, January 30, 1999 at 07:44:19 (PST)
Great to see,as a boy I can just remember the subs in freo.
Neil Lister <litster@wantree.com.au>
Fremantle, wa australia - Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 22:48:53 (PST)
Served on the Blenny in 62 to 63. Was FTG3(SS)
Louis F. Pechon CWO4 USN (RET) <LPechon@awod.com>
Charleston, SC USA - Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 17:33:18 (PST)
CORRECTION ON MY E MAIL ADDRESS. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY BLENNY SAILORS THAT ARE OUT THERE
JOHN BRODERICK <jab@ttlc.net>
EXETER, NH USA - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 10:09:44 (PST)
Great website. Crew should be proud of these WWII memories being kept alive. My son is on USS SanFrancisco (SSN-711). No, it's not the same. I asked him once if he ever heard the the term "feet, farts, and fuel oil". Nope. Again, a very good website.
Kenneth F. Sample <GS2425@aol.com>
Little Rock, AR USA - Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 15:41:25 (PST)
I served on the BLENNY in 1955-1956
John Broderick <river@ttlc.net>
Exeter, NH USA - Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 14:46:59 (PST)
Enjoyed the site, I was the Canadian stew burner, they called me frenchy
athough I am not frenh but I am Canadian I was also the dog robber,CO.
Smiling Jack Delaney, great co. he loved my sticky bums, drank my dolphins,
Casidesys bar London Derry Ierland, 1968, last one off the boat, when she was decomd
in philly I have one of the last flaggs and two muggs, it was a great boat and crew,
Panda Pig Super snipe, and hotdog harry Kurtz... green boards WAVE R.

WAVE REYNAR <areynar@home.cm>
LEDUC ALBERTA, CANADA - Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 10:18:33 (PST)
I was the stew burner on the Blenny from 68 to decommission
I was a direct imput from vietnam and the Marine Corps, I WAS
STILL cANDIAN, so they would,t let me go through sub school boy
was I glade I was the last one off the boat the day we hauld
the comm. flag down, most every one knew me as frenchy, although
I am not french but I am Canadian, I was one off the top dog robbers on the river
I was well known, Smiling Jack Delaney was the co. a grat CO he was too
where is hotdog harry kurtz, and Thompson my mate the radio
man, remember when we almost went over in a bad storm off of Haderous... great site
for sure... Wave CS2 SS THE CANUCK

WAVE REYNAR CANUCK <areynar@home.com>
LEDUC ALBERTA, CANADA - Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 09:33:17 (PST)
Great site Frank. I served aboard Blenny in 68 and 69. The day I went to separation, Blenny went down the river for the last time. Lots of great memories.

Bill Bizoff Ex EM2(SS)

Bill Bizoff <bbizoff@gateway.net>
Arnold, MO USA - Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 18:54:08 (PST)
Served aboard USS SS Sea Cat SS399. I recall the Blenny being in the same
squadron.

Walt Danielak <wad@mnsinc.com>
Culpeper, VA USA - Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 05:38:37 (PST)
man battle stations torpedo
Steve Stenberg <grayback@proaxis.com>
Brownsville, OR USA - Friday, January 15, 1999 at 23:34:38 (PST)
served in blenny late 60's
made northern run and med run but not the last
I remember horky, irwin, minner and curley.

Bill Graff TM-2 <LandBG@aol.com>
coconut creek, fl USA - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 16:57:17 (PST)
My first submarine 1961-1962 and where I made chief
Douglas C. ATCHISON <dcatch@iwinet.com>
Amherst, Va USA - Saturday, January 09, 1999 at 09:14:58 (PST)
Hello, I enjoyed your web page. I read about the Cod rescue and wondered if you were aware that the Cod also rescued a downed USN flyer by the name of George Bush (as in president Bush)! Do you also know that the Cod is moored in Cleveland OH. in its original configuration. I'm sure you do, but just wanted to make sure.

From a nuc sailor,

Mike Brand

Mike Brand <Mbrand@neo.rr.com>
Canton, OH USA - Saturday, January 09, 1999 at 07:02:27 (PST)
Enjoyed this site. I am an old bubble head also. USS TUSK (SS426)
Brooke Lynch <blynch@nish.org>
Ellicott City, MD USA - Friday, January 08, 1999 at 21:27:04 (PST)
Great Website. It brought back alot of old and wonderful
memories since I served on the Blenny from Aug '59 to
Jul '62 as an enlisted Sonarman, SO1(SS). Thanks for the
memories!!

Harvey Layman <laymanh@ibm.net>
El Paso, TX USA - Saturday, January 02, 1999 at 20:21:58 (PST)
Frank, thanks for visiting our VFW 3070 Homepage. I have viewed your Web pages and find you have put a lot of effort into them. Nicely done. If you are interested in our award please visit again and find the award at the bottom of the Homepage. Just e-mail me to let me know. We feel your site is deserving. Thanks, Ken Adams, VFW Post 3070 Webmaster.
Ken Adams <vfw3070@email.com>
Puyallup, WA USA - Saturday, January 02, 1999 at 09:53:52 (PST)
COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
INTRESTING!!!!!!!!!

Steven van Geel <svangeel@hotmail.com>
Utrecht, Holland - Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at 08:35:50 (PST)
Great to meet you all. Very glad to meet your sub veterans who remember the wartime submarine base in Brisbane, and to hear your stories.
David Jones
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 15:33:33 (PST)
Always wanted to be in the Silent Service since reading ' Run Silent, Run Deep'. Never made it. Probably never will.
Joseph Deering <pops@deering.org>
Eau Claire, WI USA - Friday, December 25, 1998 at 17:17:33 (PST)
Frank, this site is superb! Thanks for putting such an effort. I served
at Blenny from 67-69. Made the Med run in 68 and Phila Navy yard. Was a great
ship and crew. Thanks for all the memories. Imagine...it's been 30 years.

Sam <Scan2000@ix.netcom.com>
NJ USA - Sunday, December 20, 1998 at 21:36:26 (PST)
Great site! As Navy veteren I feel the same way. Having Enlisted at age 17 I experienced much of what you described. Glad I came aboard.

Thanks!

Tony Medeiros
Cheshire, CT USA - Sunday, December 20, 1998 at 16:31:41 (PST)
SERVED ON USS RASHER, USS REDFISH, USS SALMON, USS BAYA AND USS SARGO. WAS AN ELECTRICIAN AND AN IC MAN
LYNNIE BARGER <glbarger@televar.com>
ELECTRIC CITY, WA USA - Tuesday, December 15, 1998 at 20:21:23 (PST)
Very Very Good God Bless U.S.S. Sablefish 1948
Richard Rick White <cycle@ncia.net>
Gorham, N.H. USA - Tuesday, December 15, 1998 at 17:44:57 (PST)
Served on USS BANG in the Late 60's. My father served on Triton SS201, Rock, Sea Poacher and Hardhead. My second dad served on S-47, Bluegill and Sea Fox. So as you can see subs are in my blood. Great site.
Jim Fricke <jfricke@mindspring.com>
Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA - Tuesday, December 15, 1998 at 07:07:03 (PST)
Great web page. WWII vet with the Benny in Pearl and Guam, 1945,46, and gain
in San Diego. 1947 to 1952. Nice work lot so memories.
Ray Aten former Commissaryman.

Raymond Aten <paten2@worldnet.att.net>
Summerfield, Fl USA - Friday, December 11, 1998 at 14:30:08 (PST)
Frank, I thought I would take the opportunity on this date to thank you and all the Vets of WWII. The sacrifices and hardships you people endured are unimaginable. I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for all of you. Thank you again.
Chuck Sprinkel ex-QM2(SS)

Chuck Sprinkel <csprinkel@ci.omaha.ne.us>
Council Bluffs, IA USA - Monday, December 07, 1998 at 06:29:33 (PST)
Great. Just found you guys. I served as YN2(SS) aboard USS TRUMPETFISH (SS-425) 1958-59, Commissioned COMSUBLANT Norfolk 1959-1961, YN1(SS) USS BARBEL (SS580) 1961-62 in Norfolk, VA; San Diego, CA; Pearl Harbor, HA, Staff COMSUBFLOT 7, Yokosuka 1963-65. Commissioned Ensign LDO and went to NPTU Idaho Falls, Idaho as Personnel Officer 1965-68; then as Group Secretary, COMSUBGRUTWO New London 1968-1970; then as Flag Secretary and Aide to COMSUBFLOT EIGHT, Naples Italy 1970-73; then Admin Officer, USS HOLLAND (AS32) 1973-75. Retired LCDR on 1 April 1975. Currently living in Rexburg, Idaho. As you can see by my duty stations, I have some great memories. Thanks for the opportunity to make this expression.
Bruce A. Lantz <Balance@cyberhighway.net>
Rexburg, ID USA - Sunday, December 06, 1998 at 00:08:22 (PST)
Nice page. I was stationed on the USS Boston, SSN-703 fast attack sub.
Tom Rook <rook@accinternet.com>
canton, oh USA - Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 04:52:09 (PST)
Awesome Website. Spent many hours enjoying every thing that was in it. Served on USS Pomodon and USS Volador 1947 to 1953. Presently 1st VP Subvets WWII LA Area Chapter and Life member SubVet Inc. LA/Pasadena Chapter.
Herb "BO" Bolton <bobarb@net999.com>
Huntington Bch., CA USA - Saturday, November 28, 1998 at 22:34:11 (PST)
Served on the U.S.S. Drum SS228 IN WWII
Charles Schechter <schechte@bellsouth.net>
Boynton Beach, FL USA - Friday, November 27, 1998 at 16:40:21 (PST)
Served aboard the USS Sea Owl SS405 in early 60's before going to the Boomers Grant SSBN 631. Enjoyed your web page very much and look forward to the SubVets convension in Reno in Sept 99
Ken Florey <kdflorey@aol.com>
Bend, OR USA - Friday, November 27, 1998 at 09:31:45 (PST)
Thanks for a most delightful page.
I found it from the Sea Owl SS-405 Page.
Ralph

Ralph T. Stetson III, ET1(SS) Ret <rstetson@crossnet.org>
Westford, VT USA - Thursday, November 26, 1998 at 20:36:10 (PST)
I HAVE ENJOYED YOUR INFORMATION THANK YOU





DEAN A HILL
LUTTRELL , TN USA - Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 10:41:35 (PST)
Damn Frank, I just tip-toe'd in to snag a couple of pic's of the Blenny
to go on top of the "Northern Run" story by Sid that I'm doing. Experimenting
with the computer, AND now it's time to hit the skid already. I've been messin
around here for the past 2 hours. U amaze me! U got my vote for the best
Sub Web Page, hands down!

Paul E. Perris aka PEP ex-RM1(SS) <spike1@humboldt1.com>
McKinleyville, Ca USA - Monday, November 23, 1998 at 21:14:41 (PST)
A Very Good Page! Keep up the good work.
Ed <subcentral@mailexcite.com>
PA USA - Monday, November 23, 1998 at 15:25:28 (PST)
This is a terrific website and its submarine links are the most extensive I've seen. Great contribution to the brotherhood!
Capt Jack Bennett USN (Ret) <deepsub@earthlink.net>
Solana Beach, CA USA - Monday, November 23, 1998 at 08:36:20 (PST)
That was really cool, maybe you could answer a question for me? I seem to have misplaced my cd for snappy 3.0 and I cannot seem to get intouch with the manufacturer any address E-mail you know of is a great help. And that picture reminds me of the one they showed in the papers a few years ago as to "do you know who this couple was"
thanks....

Dotti Callahan <Dotc41@aol.com>
Braintree, MA USA - Friday, November 20, 1998 at 21:29:26 (PST)
Dear Frank, Alicia Gatti-Lopez, your neice and my neighbor, forwarded your website to me. This is a great web page.
I am a baby boomer and being of Japanese descent, I don't here many family war stories, other than relocation camp stories from my Mom (my Dad was of American descent and was a Los Angeles Policeman). It's like putting the puzzle pieces from war movies together and getting an explanation
of what you're looking at. Thank you for sharing your memories on the web.

Sandy Nishiyama <sannish@aol.com>
Torrance, CA USA - Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 13:19:32 (PST)
Very interesting.
Sandy Nishiyama <sannish@aol.com>
Torrance, CA USA - Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 12:19:17 (PST)
Good stuff! Thank you for sharing so we may all remember where we and our service come from.

EMC(SS) Fred WInes <fwines@usa.net>
Poulsbo, WA USA - Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 14:07:25 (PST)
Onboard the USS Tunny (SSG 282) from October, 1958 to
January 1962. Reported as GSSN left as EN3(SS).
TERRIFIC web site Frank.
Thanks for some sub memories, all of which are fond ones.

John J. Jenkins Jr. <radrhino@home.com>
La Mesa, CA USA - Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 21:23:35 (PST)
Served on USS Becuna, SS-319(Blenny was the "sister boat") as RM2(SS)from 13 February 1963 to 20 December 1964. Great Website. This Subvet will return for another visit for sure. Thanks! Gil.
Gilbert E. Miller <gemiller@calweb.com>
Rancho Murieta, CA USA - Tuesday, November 10, 1998 at 22:11:08 (PST)
Great web page
Harold J, Schiller <hjschiller@ibm.net>
Burlington, NJ USA - Thursday, November 05, 1998 at 12:57:56 (PST)
I'm a fourth grader researching submarines and I found your page. My little sister heard your music and she came running to see what I was doing on the computer.
Thanks for your site and all your hard work.
Shaun

Shaun Marsh <kakeffer@ix.netcom.com>
MI USA - Wednesday, November 04, 1998 at 17:18:45 (PST)
Wow, great site, old retired sub sailor here. Actually got tears in eyes when Klaxon sounded and the music started
Roger R <luckier@bellsouth.net>
Gainesville, Fl USA - Wednesday, November 04, 1998 at 11:43:43 (PST)
Hello Frank.
Have new email address.Got your letter of 17 SEPT.
Hope pictures of Lionfish came out O.K.
Your site is still the best!
Ed.

Ed Shea <ssk240@email.msn.com>
Sagamore Beach, Ma USA - Wednesday, November 04, 1998 at 11:27:51 (PST)
Trying to find some pictures of the Blenny. I was at the Blenny's last dive in Ocean City, MD. I have dove the Blenny many times and still enjoy visiting it even after 40 + dives to it.

William D. Lewis, Jr. <ocscuba@aol.com>
Berlin, MD USA - Tuesday, November 03, 1998 at 20:02:52 (PST)
EXCELLENT SITE !!!
I know someone from the USSCOD, and it was through that site
that I found yours. I loved all the pictures. they help you to
see what actually went on. I plan on coming back in the near
future to check out the site again, and someday in the near
future I will try to give you an E MAIL.



Ken Duprey <samantha@javanet.com>
Griswold, CT USA - Tuesday, November 03, 1998 at 00:30:49 (PST)
This the best history page that I found on webcrawler. It has given me all the information I need to do my report about WWII subs. Thanks
Erick
Norfolk, VA USA - Monday, November 02, 1998 at 15:37:28 (PST)
Great page, I would like to see more like it honoring
those men. I have done a page for the Hawkbill 366.
See the URL above.

Dick Clark <trc2@earthlink.net>
Gig Harbo, WA USA - Sunday, November 01, 1998 at 06:57:21 (PST)
Its great to visit Blenny's Web site. You never forget your "first love" Bleny was my first boat out of Sub School. Served, and aboard from November 1959 to May 1962.
ETCM(SS) Al Albergottie, USN (Ret)

Al (Clyde) Albergottie <AL-ALBERGOTTIE@worldnet.att.net>
Berea, OH USA - Friday, October 30, 1998 at 21:11:51 (PST)
Wonderful page. Served on Amberjack 522 and Harder 568 from 60 to 70. Retired in 70. Have some good memories..
John Weise EMC SS RET <johlene@tds.net>
Bonneau, SC USA - Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 18:25:04 (PST)
It is reassuring to know that our nation's heroes are
still remembered. As a submarine historian, I personally
recall our 52 boats who are still "on patrol". They
received no welcome home from Ralph Christie or Charles
Lockwood; they never returned to their wives and
sweethearts; rather, their Eternal Father, ever "Strong
to Save", welcomed them with open arms into the perpetual
rest and peace which they merited. Truly, these men, who
ventured forth into the unknown depths to fight for our
beloved country, were the epitome of heroism. Let their
memory never die in our hearts, and someday, when we are
"overdue and presumed lost", we shall be re-united with
our gallant sailors.
Congratulations on a job well done! The web page is tops!

Thomas Ambrosetti <didymusdubius@juno.com>
Post Falls, ID USA - Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 20:33:38 (PST)
Very nice page. I am proud to have served 29 years as
a submariner.
Congratulations on your service.

Scott L. Sears <ssears@gdats.com>
Greensboro, NC USA - Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 18:58:11 (PST)
Interesting to see a bit about your service and experience. Much different from my own service in Vietnam (U.S. Army). Have many more good reunions!
Don Nord <DNord182@aol.com>
Wilmette,, IL USA - Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 17:16:14 (PST)
Very impressive web page.

You might want to check out my small contribution to WW2 history at http://www.flash.net/~hfwright/dl_index.htm It's a day-by-day history of WW2. I've been working on it for two years.

Comments and criticism are welcome.


David H. Lippman <dhlippman@juno.com>
Newark, NJ USA - Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 12:03:36 (PST)
Very impressive web page.

You might want to check out my small contribution to WW2 history at the above URL. It's a day-by-day history of WW2. I've been working on it for two years.

Comments and criticism are welcome.


David H. Lippman <dhlippman@juno.com>
Newark, NJ USA - Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 11:51:34 (PST)
Great page..Served as an MTSN (Hymie's Boy) On USS Requin SS-481 after sub scol, Served '63-'70 MT3 to MTC USS John Adams SSBN 620, COB, SSBN 620 '74-'77, DOOW First Dive USS OHIO SSBN 726, had the fortune to enter the Navy during a time when some of the old WWII Boat sailors were still serving....I am proud to have served my Country, my Navy, my Submarine Service for 30 years of my life..."Trim Sat"
Joseph G. Rosas MTCM(SS) ret. <73113.1164@compuserve.com>
Fernandina Beach, Fl USA - Monday, October 26, 1998 at 19:20:30 (PST)
Just passing through on my way to the USS Carbonero web
page. I still have my dolphins where I can look at them
whenever I want to. I've always been proud to be a qualified member of the Navy's top two percent....

Sherman Triscuit <geezer@as.net>
Lancaster, CA USA - Monday, October 26, 1998 at 18:51:38 (PST)
Great Page. Very nicely done. Just recently launched my page. I served onboard USS Barb SSN 596 from 12/84 til 4/89. It was the most exciting part of my life.
Britt V. Meyerhoeffer <brittvanm@aol.com>
USA - Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 09:20:43 (PST)
Have been remembering the days I spent on the Diablo, Jallao, Andrew Jackson, Daniel Boone, and James Madison. In doing so have been browsing the various submarine links. Have enjoyed your work. Have a good day.
Bill Tatton <bartatton@utahlinx.com>
Roy, Ut USA - Friday, October 23, 1998 at 16:07:14 (PDT)
passing thru, looking for topeka newspaper to run an add, the thing abt hyperspace, get sidetracked! found a USS topeka site, led to US submarines, then here. Thanks for allowing me a little enjoyment while at my office desk.
Bernie Mueggenborg <epihr@epiboron.com>
Seneca, MO USA - Friday, October 23, 1998 at 10:18:21 (PDT)
I served on the Blenny from 1960 - 1963.
ED REYNOLDS <CMPAPER@AOL.COM>
BELLPORT, NY USA - Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 18:15:03 (PDT)
yOUR PAGE IS GREAT. I HAVE ENJOYED VEIWING IT AND WILL INFORM MY SHIPMATES ABOUT IT.

Shaun M. Peirsel ET2(SS) <smp@eagnet.com>
St Marys, GA USA - Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 15:41:40 (PDT)
sometime I wonder why I left. Was assigned USS Kamehameha 74-75 {gold}. Most enjoyable. Good to see a group for those of us who did our jobs out of sight
[MM1(ss) now MAJ, AN, USA]

bill pawlyshyn <william_pawlyshyn@smtplink.bragg.mil>
fayetteville, nc USA - Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 03:59:42 (PDT)
sometime i wonder why I left. Was assigned USS Kamehameha 74-75 {gold}
bill pawlyshyn <william_pawlyshyn@smtplink.bragg.mil>
fayetteville, nc USA - Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 03:55:56 (PDT)
sometime i wonder why I left
bill pawlyshyn <william_pawlyshyn@smtplink.bragg.mil>
fayetteville, nc USA - Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 03:54:16 (PDT)
I just love the music! What a shame, it stops when I go to another
page. I'm sure if you fixed that to continue to play while navigating your site, people would stay longer.
Need any technical tips?

Patricia Brugger <insightpro@earthlink.net>
Glendale, CA USA - Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at 19:46:16 (PDT)
Fantastic site. I served on the 567, 601G and the 609G from '62 to '69. Your site brought back great memories. You guys did a great job then and now.
Troy Smith <SDSMITH2@prodigy.net>
Edmond, OK USA - Monday, October 19, 1998 at 17:23:54 (PDT)
I have been in the Navy a short time, but going to sea on board the USS LA JOLLA SSN (701) is an experance I enjoy and wouldn't trade it for the world.
SK3 ROBERT D. VALENZUELA <RNRVALEN>
KITTERY, ME USA - Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 13:56:28 (PDT)
USS Sea Owl sailor,, looking for shipmates for reunions.
Roy Purtell <Purtellr@aol.com or Purtellr@earthlink.net>
Troy, NY USA - Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 13:20:09 (PDT)
Good show Blenny, My first boat out of sub school, January 1963
bill Bellinghausen <bbellinghausen@hotmail.com>
Bastrop, tx USA - Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 07:47:53 (PDT)
Son of Aspro (309) crew Red McLain. Patrols 2 thru 7
Danny McLain
Nome, Tx USA - Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 06:54:07 (PDT)
Great web site! I am writing a book about the USS Grayback (SS-208) lost in WW II in February 1944. I am looking for any former crew members, officers, and or family members of same. Need photos, stories, letters, information and etc.Any and all help appreciated. Thanks for this special service.
Rick Cline <racline@earthlink.net>
Placentia, CA. USA - Tuesday, October 13, 1998 at 13:46:51 (PDT)
Very nice Frank. Served on USS Bream SS243, 1944-45.
Warren Shaw <1oldfart@gate.net>
Palmdale,, Fl USA - Monday, October 12, 1998 at 12:37:16 (PDT)


Dave Kaczor <DKACZOR@FORD.COM>
DEARBORN, MI USA - Thursday, October 08, 1998 at 11:30:05 (PDT)
Served aboard USS Daniel Boone (SSBN-629)G from 72 to 75, USS Simon Bolivar (SSBN-641)G from 75 to 77, and USS Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634)B from 80 to 84. Retired in 1990. Great memories!
Bill Ward <wward@dycon.com>
Goose Creek, SC USA - Sunday, October 04, 1998 at 13:55:12 (PDT)
Hi
John Jenrette <PenrithMD@aol.com>
Durham, NC USA - Friday, October 02, 1998 at 04:28:34 (PDT)
Served aboard the Blenny 1967-69. Was a 2nd Class Sonar Technician. Made the Med run in 1968 and put the boat out of commission in the Phila Navy Yard then went to the Hardhead SS365. Left the Navy in 1970 and now work for a power company as a Relay Technician.
Wayne Michalis <WMichalis@aol.com>
Trenton, NJ USA - Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at 18:01:20 (PDT)
THIS IS JUST GREAT FINDING THIS WEBSITE. MANY THANKS.
I SERVED ABOARD BLENNY FROM JUNE 1962 UNTIL JUNE OF 1965.
SHE WAS A GRAND BOAT. IT DOESN`T SEEM LIKE THIRTY THREE
YEARS AGO. GREAT MEMORIES. GLAD TO HEAR FROM ANYONE.

Edward R. Clay RM1 (SS) <clayj@famvid.com>
SPRINGFIELD, IL. USA - Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 09:46:58 (PDT)
i served on blenny from june 1962 until june 1965. great boat
edward r. clay rm1 (ss) 62 to 65 <clayj@famvid.com>
springfield, il. USA - Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 09:22:21 (PDT)
Thanks for rekindling some great memories! I served on the USS Greenfish (ss-351)from April 1956 thru May 1958. Sure would like to hear from old shipmates. I still chuckle about the endless humor and adventures of those years.
Jim Kyser EN 2 <jnkyser@juno.com>
Half Moon Bay, Ca. USA - Sunday, September 27, 1998 at 16:44:13 (PDT)
EXCREW MEMBER SSN646.SS582
EDWIN O. SMITH <SUBVET19@HOTMAIL>
FITZGEARLD, GA USA - Saturday, September 26, 1998 at 07:22:42 (PDT)
VERY NICE SITE, I REALLY ENJOYED THE PICTURES, I SERVED ON THE USS MENHADEN SS377, 69 AND 70, AND THE USS WOODROW WILSON SSBN624(G) 71-73. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
DBF

Jeff Davis <ILUVTHTRE>
WAUKESHA, WI USA - Thursday, September 24, 1998 at 18:33:59 (PDT)
It's a nice web page. I spent a summer cruise on the Blenny as a midshipman in 1966.
Joe Hosteny <jhosteny@hosteny.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, September 24, 1998 at 07:24:47 (PDT)
I served on Blenny in 1962 between sub school and Nuc School. We were a "school" boat making daily runs for enlisted students and two trips to Burmuda for officer students. We also made that memorable trip to the Med that summer. That's when I first qualified in subs. I remember all the great shipmates and have nothing but great memories. I still have most of the patches and stuff from Blenny. I also inherited a copy of the ships manual which I have guarded with my life. It is history. I went on to commission the USS Sam Rayburn SSBN-635 after Nuc school and made five patrols. Another great boat. We just had our first reunion at the end of August. It was great to renew many of the friendships and memories. I encourage all boat sailors to go to a reunion if possible. I really lifts the spirit.

Thanks for a great site. And God Bless all Submariners.

Dan Kwitchen <KwitchDS@aol.com>
Richmond, VA USA - Wednesday, September 23, 1998 at 22:40:56 (PDT)
Served aboard Blenny 1961 & 1962, nickname "Hotdog". Proud to say I earned my first dolphins during that time. Plank owner of the Daniel Webster SSB(N)626 and made seven patrol in the Blue Crew from 1963 to 1967.
Bob Weiner <wpwmagic@bellsouth.net>
Orlando, FL USA - Tuesday, September 22, 1998 at 18:14:18 (PDT)
I QUALIFIED ON THE BOUNCING BAYA AGSS SUB THAT WAS A SONAR EXPERIMENTAL SUB WITH A FLAT NOSE THAT HOUSED A LOT OF TRANSPONDERS. IT CARRIED CIVILIONS ABOARD AND HAD AN EXTRA COMPARTMENT ADDED FOR THE COMPUTERS THEY USED BACK IN 1963.
IT WAS QUITE AN ODD LOOKING SUBMARINE WITH IT'S BIG FLAT AND WIDE NOSE. I HAD A GREAT TIME ABOARD THE OLD BOAT. I WENT TO NUCLEAR SCHOOL RIGHT AFTER I EARNED MY DOLPHINS.
I GUESS ALL SUBMARINERS REMEMBER THEIR FIRST SUB THEY WERE ON THE MOST. MY EXPERIENCES WERE FOND MEMORIES. THE LAST SUB WAS THE SEA LION APSS. IT WAS A TRAINING SUB FOR SEALS, RECONS AND OTHER DIFFERENT PERSONAL THAT NEEDED THE TRAAINING TO GET OFF A SUB AND BE RETREIVED BY ONE. I ENDED MY TOUR SEPTEMBER OF 1966. I WAS AN ELECTRICIONS MATE E4 WHEN I LEFT TO BE CIVILIAN. BOB WRAY

ROBERT WRAY <bob@wico.net>
CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN USA - Monday, September 21, 1998 at 15:38:30 (PDT)
I was on the USS Mariano G. Vallejo SSBN 658(G)from 1/68 thru 9/71 and USS Robert E Lee SSBN 601(G) from 9/71 thru 9/72. Last 5 months were spent on the USS Proteus AS-19 in the yards in Mare Island before she went back to Guam. I'll be at both boats reunions in 1999. Great website! I've found friends that I haven't heard from in 25 years. Thanks for all the hard work.
William T. Anderson <cba@foothill.net>
Foresthill, CA USA - Monday, September 21, 1998 at 08:39:15 (PDT)
I am interested in obtaining a Submarine Squadren Eight Patch from the early 1960's. It was the squadren that the Blenny was in in New London CT. Thanks!
Edward J. Rosen <erosen@esper.com>
Knoxville, TN USA - Sunday, September 20, 1998 at 14:44:37 (PDT)
On pc 1086 (anti-submarine duty) 1944-1945. Convoy duty out of New York, then the Marianna Islands. s1c sonar and radar operator. On sc 1323 for shakedown only.
John J, Pyne
USA - Thursday, September 17, 1998 at 11:12:18 (PDT)
Served aboard between 1956 and 1959, Uss Blenny SS-324
Al Harvey <millwright1@compuserve.com>
Napa, CA USA - Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 21:58:06 (PDT)
SS523 Grampus 1964
SSBN 634 Stonewall Jackson Blue 1965 -1968
Nav ET1

Andy Anderson <landerson@centricresources.com>
Santa Ana, CA USA - Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 16:04:26 (PDT)
What a great site! I proudly served in USS Grayback SS-574 from
81 - decom in 84 (a sad day in Diesel Boat History), and in
USS Henry M. Jackson SSBN-730(G) from 84 - 87. Your site puts
quite a perspective on peacetime -vs- wartime submarining. BZ.
Joe Carmina ex-FTG1(SS).

Joe Carmina <jcarmina@hotmail.com>
NJ USA - Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 05:10:16 (PDT)
Hi. I'm Looking for crew members that served with me on the Blenny from 1958-1960. My nick name was "Ginny Wop"
John Forgione <jforgione@erols.com>
Wantagh, NY USA - Tuesday, September 15, 1998 at 08:46:35 (PDT)
Served on Blenny 1958-1960
John Forgione <jforgione@erols.com>
Wantagh, NY USA - Monday, September 14, 1998 at 17:00:20 (PDT)
Great site. Found it while browsing. Served aboard the USS BushnellAS15 so we did a lot of business with our sub division. Went through sub school New London and spent the years of 1943-1946 aboard the Bushnell.Not to many of use old salts around any more, good luck to all you submariners out there young and old.GOOD SAILING
Ben Supowitz (suppy) <benel@i-2000.com>
Philadelphia , Pa USAUSA - Saturday, September 12, 1998 at 18:26:32 (PDT)
I have been fascinated by fleet boats & the men that sailed on them since I was a little boy. (I'm 44) I've visited the USS Pampanito (SS-383) in San Francisco many times. I feel that I was born too late! I'd give anything to have been able to go to sea with you guys. I have the utmost respect and admiration for the men of the submarine service, especially the 52 boats still on patrol.
Respectfully,

Rick Green

Rick Green <MGreen2225@aol.com>
Sacramento, CA USA - Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 20:00:31 (PDT)
Frank- Lionfish film in mail.Hope all o.k. Ed. 9/10/98
E.F.Shea <eshea28918@aol.com>
Sagamore Beach 02562, Ma USA - Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 12:29:12 (PDT)
Frank,
That should read..."USS TRITON, SS-201, was responsible for sinking the first
Japanese vessel sinking by gun action in WWII."

Lorie Allen <tritnmia@erols.com or lorie.f.allen@cpmx.saic.com>
Arlington, VA USA - Wednesday, September 09, 1998 at 08:45:25 (PDT)
Frank,
Re: "Gun Action" on your great Blenny homepage. Thought you'd
like to know, Lloyd C. McKenzie, TM1, was the 4-inch loader on
USS TRITON, SS-201, that was responsible for sinking the first
Japanese vessel in WWII. Lloyd made all six of TRITON's war
patrols--sinking 19 Japanese ships and damage 7 additional
before being lost. In August, 1998, COMSUBPAC issued a Commendation
for TRITON's sixth and final patrol where she hunted down four
ships of a five ship Japanese convoy according to Jeanine's research
at the National Archives and Records Administration.
Best regards and keep up the good work.

L. Allen <tritnmia@erols.com or lorie.f.allen@cpmx.saic.com>
Arlington, VA USA - Tuesday, September 08, 1998 at 12:30:54 (PDT)
Frank,
Re: "Gun Action" on your great Blenny homepage. Thought you'd
like to know, Lloyd C. McKenzie, TM1, was the 4-inch loader on
USS TRITON, SS-201, that was responsible for sinking the first
Japanese vessel in WWII. Lloyd made all six of TRITON's war
patrols--sinking 19 Japanese ships and damage 7 additional
before being lost. In August, 1998, COMSUBPAC issued a Commendation
for TRITON's sixth and final patrol where she hunted down four
ships of a five ship Japanese convoy according to Jeanine's research
at the National Archives and Records Administration.
Best regards and keep up the good work.

L. Allen <tritnmia@erols.com or lorie.f.allen@cpmx.saic.com>
Arlington, VA USA - Tuesday, September 08, 1998 at 12:30:02 (PDT)
Found your diesel humor very refreshing as a past member of the Canadian submarine service, I could relate to it!! Served on H.M.C.S. Okanagan from 71/75.very nice layout and informative.. Thanks John :)
John Llewellyn <lordicon@accesscable.net>
Dartmouth, N.S. Canada - Monday, September 07, 1998 at 18:19:20 (PDT)
Super web site!
CAPT Karl Hasslinger <ssnco@erols.com>
Alexandria, VA USA - Sunday, September 06, 1998 at 17:59:17 (PDT)
Awesome Site
Bill Novak MM1(SS) ret. <bill.novak@ci.okc.ok.us>
OKC, OK USA - Friday, September 04, 1998 at 12:46:11 (PDT)
Enjoyed your site very much! You have a super page. (I might steal an idea or two) (Seafox SS402) 55-58. RM2(SS),
MSgt (USAF, Ret) AR

George M. Arnold <garnold@lakeozark.net>
Gravois Mills,, MO USA - Wednesday, September 02, 1998 at 12:02:01 (PDT)
Frank:

I served briefly as an ET on the AMBERJACK in the early 1960's. What a thrill that was for a young man in his early 20's.

I also served as a ship-keeper on a reserve-training ship, the BATFISH while she was stationed in New Orleasns.

You have done a FABULOUS job with this site.

I will send this site to my friends so that they can see what a fantastic job you have done and how the life of a submariner was.

Thank you for the trip through memory lane.

David Serpas

David Serpas <Planoboots@aol.com>
Allen, TX USA - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 18:20:36 (PDT)
USS Sargo SSN 583 1959-1960.
Any old Sargo sailors around. Would love to hear from you!

John Shockley <wa6uvs@jps.net>
Carson, CA USA - Monday, August 31, 1998 at 21:57:53 (PDT)
I'm US Navy, retired and I think your website is outstanding.
Cherl Leathers
Dallas, TX USA - Monday, August 31, 1998 at 09:40:54 (PDT)
Testing
Kevin <gagnonk@mediaone.net>
Salem, NH USA - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 22:45:53 (PDT)
Ex-EM3(SS)USS-Spinax SS-489.1965 to 1967. Have high regards
for all submariners.May we all have smooth sailing.

Jim Nelson <subvet@uswest.net>
Glendale, AZ USA - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 16:49:46 (PDT)
I was a TM2(SS) aboard USS Dallas (SSN-700) 92 to 96. Great page.
Bruce Cunard <BTCunard@aol.com>
Great Lakes, IL USA - Thursday, August 27, 1998 at 15:21:57 (PDT)
Great web site,didn't realize there were that many sub. sites on the web.
Tom McClellan <tom2930@aol>
Macon, GA USA - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 19:00:05 (PDT)
(I don't know what happened there...) What I was attempting to
say was how much I enjoyed this site. Thank you.

Kevin Morris <slufoot@ccia.com>
Beaver Falls, Pa USA - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 08:13:00 (PDT)
I have been on the web for nearly two years and have visited many sites.
I found your site via the "Snappy Site of the Month" link. I

Kevin Morris <slufoot@ccia.com>
Beaver Falls, Pa USA - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 07:54:40 (PDT)
Very nicely done, it brings back memories of my Sub, days. on Sea Cat 399

Ronald McCarthy <rmcarthy@ohio.net>
Spencer, Oh USA - Sunday, August 23, 1998 at 11:21:32 (PDT)
Congrats on a great page. I would love to hear from any
SS340, SSBN626 and/or SSBN659 shipmate.

Shaun Porter <shaunlou@pcfl.net>
USA - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 11:47:58 (PDT)
The site is interresting to me
van den Berge <rutger1@bart.nl>
Rotterdam, Nederland - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 11:29:16 (PDT)
Submarine sailor onboard the USS Los Angeles and USS Indianapolis during 1992-1996. Liked your site, keep up the good work.

Howard Craig
Officer Candidate (former STS2/SS)

Howie Craig <Howard.Craig@umit.maine.edu>
Bangor, Maine USA - Sunday, August 16, 1998 at 16:34:29 (PDT)
Great page.
Francis R. Drake <Fnbdrake@aol.com>
Nampa, ID USA - Sunday, August 16, 1998 at 10:42:49 (PDT)
Sailed on the old girl with Subdevgroup-two 56-59. Nickname
"Tippy" EN-2(SS) Great work Frank!! Thanks for keeping her alive.

Nelson Tarbox <NTarbox@aol.com>
Naples, Fl USA - Sunday, August 16, 1998 at 07:10:41 (PDT)
Sailed on the old girl with Subdevgroup-two 56-59. Nickname
"Tippy" EN-2(SS)

Nelson Tarbox <NTarbox@aol.com>
Naples, Fl USA - Sunday, August 16, 1998 at 06:27:22 (PDT)
I have always loved WWII sub stuff. Yoy guys realy took the war to them whent the rest of the navy was on the defence. I just wanted to tell you that 50 years later us young kids still think of you. God Bless.
SPC Rick Benge USARMY
Las Vegas, NV USA - Saturday, August 15, 1998 at 14:11:09 (PDT)
Thanks for a peek into your life, memories, relationships, history, etc. I was introduced to your humor and web site through your fellow bubble-head....Paul Perris!
Levi Boatright <levi@humboldt1.com>
McKinleyville, CA USA - Saturday, August 15, 1998 at 13:50:05 (PDT)
Your site is a wonderful story of the experiences that
shaped a generation during WW2. I had several uncle's now
deceased that shared stories, both of adventure and tragedy,
of the same experiences and It is though I was able to live
those stories myself.
*Thank you all for your sacrifice that I may live free.

God Bless,
Jim Caton

Jim Caton <jcaton1160@aol.com>
Allen, Tx USA - Saturday, August 15, 1998 at 10:56:18 (PDT)
I like the home page. Glad to visit.

T. Wesley Dodson Jr. EM 1
U.S.S Catfish SS-339

T. Wesley Dodson Jr. EM 1 <wesdodson@yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, August 12, 1998 at 09:33:46 (PDT)
Hey Toon: One very very great site, thanks for a job well done to you and your mates from MSC(SS) Thomas C. Jones, boats in order USS Rock AGSS274, USS Snook, USS Puffer, USS Bonefish, USS Barbel. Retired 21 ys, Dec 91.
Tom Jones <DFBJONES@AOL.COM>
Vallejo, CA USA - Tuesday, August 11, 1998 at 16:25:39 (PDT)
DBF!
Ken Henry <AGSS311@att.net>
Brandon, FL USA - Monday, August 10, 1998 at 08:11:46 (PDT)
It was good to see pictures of the Blenny. I served on her
in the middle sixties. Sorry I can't make the reunion but
I'll check into it next year.

gary zmij <mousey@jadeinc.com>
pleasant city, OH USA - Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 06:39:32 (PDT)
My uncle Albert Hrudka QM2 SS USN was lost on the
USS Grayback SS-208 in WWII. "Still on Patrol"
GOD BLESS THE USS GRAYBACK....
Thanks for keeping "their" History & Memory alive.

Albert D. Saleker <ASaleker@aol.com>
Pensacola, FL USA - Friday, August 07, 1998 at 19:04:57 (PDT)
I was stationed at the Sub Base, PH,TH or as it was later called Sub Base #128. I was there part of 1942 and part of 1943. I was a SK3c in the main storeroom and later in small stores (clothing etc).
Donald H Prouty <donelrae@eoni.com>
Hermiston, OR USA - Tuesday, August 04, 1998 at 15:22:18 (PDT)
Former Bubblehead-USS ODAX 484, USS CROAKER 246
DENNIS O CHENEY <dcheney@eot.com>
PERHAM, MN USA - Tuesday, August 04, 1998 at 13:49:43 (PDT)
Frank I have been here for three hours and have not got to
the end yet.This is what I hope to accomplish at some time
in the future. Great Page. OB USS CHOPPER SS342 63-65
Thanks for the thumbs up.

Jim O'brien <jobrien@bellsouth.net>
Marrero, LA USA - Sunday, August 02, 1998 at 21:36:31 (PDT)
wonderful site. looking for info on the USS Will Rogers for my husband John who was on it.
Judy Cammarata <JJCAMM@aol.com>
Waterford, CT USA - Sunday, August 02, 1998 at 20:55:03 (PDT)
I never served in the armed forces of our country, but I
am very apriciative to those who did. The sacrifices of those
who fought to insure the freedom of this country and the world
must never be forgotten. Pages like this one serve that purpose.
God bless all those who fight for the higher ideals of liberty
and God bless those who remember.

Jeff Vegh
USA - Saturday, August 01, 1998 at 12:08:06 (PDT)
My father retired from the Navy not too long ago. He started out on the GEARING, and then reported aboard GREYBACK. GROWLER, NATHAN HALE, and TUSK. As a kid I got a chance to tour the boats of his classmates, and I never stopped being proud to be the son of a submariner. I really enjoyed reading the story of the Blenny. I can almost hear the day to day sounds of a sub "doing its thing". Spent 13 years in the USMC, so I understand part of the elephant, but not as well as some. Well done and thanks!
William R. Benson <benson@plg.com>
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, July 31, 1998 at 12:40:49 (PDT)
Richard Osentoski ETR2(SS), (nickname Ozzie),served on the USS RONQUIL SS-396 from May 62 to April 66. I'm looking for all Hands who served on the USS RONQUIL from 1944 to 1971, when the Ronquil was transferred to Spain. The Ronquil has annual reunions and I would like to add you to our mailing list. This year's reunion is Sept. 8-13 at Haggerstown Md.
Please contact via e-mail or:
Richard Osentoski
3701 Brookshire
Trenton, Mi. 48183
734-671-3439
Great Web Site-REMEMBER-DIESEL BOATS FOREVER

Richard Osentoski <rosentoski@juno.com>
Trenton, Mi USA - Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at 19:41:03 (PDT)
Great Site!!!
I'll be back

John Dudas MMCS (SS) USN Ret. <dudasjp@worldnet.att.net>
Uncasville, Ct USA - Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at 17:47:23 (PDT)
Great site.

Glad to see you boat did not end up on the wrong side of a cutters torch. Proud boat with a proud ending.

Mike

Michael Donegan <NAVYDAZE@aol.com>
Fremont, CA USA - Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at 07:11:02 (PDT)
Sir:

I enjoyed the site.

chuck

chuck lindsey lcdr (ret) <clindsey@san.rr.com>
san diego, ca USA - Tuesday, July 28, 1998 at 05:04:30 (PDT)
great site

Debbie
USA - Saturday, July 25, 1998 at 14:10:11 (PDT)
Correction to my father's (Charles J. Werns, EM2(SS)) service aboard the Blenny. It was between 1950-53. Thank you.
C.J.Werns,Jr
USA - Saturday, July 25, 1998 at 06:28:18 (PDT)
BLENNY was a great boat with a proven crew - with respect
from X.O. QUEENFISH Runs 1,2,3,4,5

Jack Bennett <deepsub@earthlink.net>
Solana Beach, CA USA - Friday, July 24, 1998 at 21:15:48 (PDT)
My father, Charles J. Werns, EM2(SS), served aboard the Blenny Between 1950-52 and wiuld like to know if any of his shipmates are out there. If you would like to contact him E-Mail me and I'll pass the info.
I find this site to be very fascinating
C.J. Werns, Jr AM1, USCG RET.

C. J. Werns, Jr <train@chorus.net>
Stoughton, Wi USA - Friday, July 24, 1998 at 18:50:47 (PDT)
Nice page sir. Im am doing a model of the us LionFish and was looking for info on it and came accross your page.Great work and if you know anyway i can find info on a us naval ship called the uss Goss I would love to know about it, see it was named after my great uncle Nate Goss and i cant find anything on it. Have a great day thank you
David j Opdyke <kikstnd446@aol.com>
Maywood, NJ USA - Thursday, July 23, 1998 at 20:02:43 (PDT)
Superior web site. God bless all WWII vets, they saved our way of life.
MTCS(SS) Hugh Smith <HughCS@aol.com>
Bangor, WA USA - Thursday, July 23, 1998 at 19:08:24 (PDT)
thanks for the look Iwas on the Redfin (SS272) in 59 and 60 and had a uncel in a boat in the war it was the first boat to enter Tokyo Bay and took a beating (cant find out whitch one ) and would like some help if any body knows
Ronald Rudd <ogert@aol.com>
Springfield , MO USA - Tuesday, July 21, 1998 at 13:52:05 (PDT)
Just stopped by. I am an ET1 (ss) in the reserves after nine years active duty. I am just beginning to assist in a project to create a webpage in commemoration of the 100 year anniversary. I will try to ensure your site is listed somewhere in there and I am sure I will use your site as a model as I help make the new one. Thank you.
Bill DeWitt <dewittwm64@aol.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Tuesday, July 21, 1998 at 10:04:32 (PDT)
Uss Tunny ssg282 From 59 to 62. Also tdy to Uss Medregal ss480 for one month April 62. Anyone remember Thanksgiving day out at sea, or the Hawaiian missle?
Carl T. Hill <CTHill@webtv.net>
Wilkis-Barre , Pa USA - Monday, July 20, 1998 at 17:55:17 (PDT)
Nice site. I am a former FTG-3 SS off the Blackfin and Ronquil. Served during VietNam. I was great to visit.
Thanks

Dale Naeseth <daledn@msn.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Saturday, July 18, 1998 at 20:25:43 (PDT)
Good job, Frank! Thanks for all the info. Very informative. Hope to see you soon. Love to Marge. Phil
J. Philip Matuzic <mutt324@aol.com>
Lackawanna, NY USA - Friday, July 17, 1998 at 15:17:32 (PDT)
Really enjoyed your sight. I'm on USS Henry M Jackson (SSBN-730) - formerly on USS Los Angeles (SSN-688). I'm an RM2(SS). I enjoyed seeing photos of how the Navy was when you could still have fun. It's so much more political now. Thanks.
Eric Smith <elstx@budsters.com>
silverdale, Wa USA - Sunday, July 12, 1998 at 18:19:41 (PDT)
Great web page loving every minute of it. I served aboard the Blenny as an IC3 from July 1963 to Aug 1965. Made a northern run in '63. Served two skippers, Captains Smith and Bibby. The Blenny was the best boat on the river. It broke my heart to see her sink. I had hopped that she would have become a museum ship, but that was impossible as she had been badly canablized. Love to here from old ship mates. Initially I was to report to the John Marshall after sub school. Getting the Blenny instead was the best thing that the Navy ever did for me.
Edward J. Rosen <ERosenSS324@juno.com>
Knoxville, TN USA - Friday, July 10, 1998 at 18:47:31 (PDT)
Fantastic site! Blenny still lives on in cyberspace! I have a question: where did you get the picture of the officer's head operation plaque? Does someone have the original from Blenny? The reason I ask is that COD has an innaccurate imitation displayed in her forward torpedoroom head. I would like to either borrow an original or get a very, very good photograph of it with complete measurements to I can have one replicated. Can we do business? Keep up the good work!
-- Paul Farace, curator, USS COD

Paul Farace <pfarace@penton.com>
Cleveland, USA - Friday, July 10, 1998 at 12:49:52 (PDT)
Thanks for helping me remember. I served onboard the
Uss Guitarro SSN 665 from november 1978
to oct1982 and i really enjoyed it. thanks again for
the links and the memorys it bruoght back.

Paul D. Dean <pdean@socket.net>
Columbia, Mo USA - Sunday, July 05, 1998 at 07:44:32 (PDT)
I served on the USS Grampus from 1962-1964.
Lawrence"Larry"Huber QM3(ss) <lhuber@fuse.net>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Saturday, July 04, 1998 at 10:35:18 (PDT)
Dear "FToon":

My wife's dad, Lloyd C. McKenzie, TM1c, USN, is on eternal patrol aboard USS TRITON, SS-210,
He was a member of the commissioning crew and was aboard her for all six of her War
Patrols before she was lost in a battle with three Japanese destroyers.
He and his shipmate's names are on the Wall of Honor in New London.

My research show that you guys on USS BLENNY were a busy bunch sweeping the Pacific
clean of Jap vessels. I thought that you would like to have the record of that research on USS BLENNY
Send me a mailing address, and I'll gradly send it to you.
It's in Microsoft EXCEL so it doesn't export in text format very well.

Nice Page--Thank you for what you did for our country in creating this page.

Best Regard,

Lorie Allen (Cold War NAVY Vet)

Lorie Allen, <tritnmia@erols.com>
Alexandria, VA USA - Friday, July 03, 1998 at 12:06:51 (PDT)
Dear "FToon":

My wife's dad, Lloyd C. McKenzie, TM1c, USN, is on eternal patrol aboard USS TRITON, SS-210,
He was a member of the commissioning crew and was aboard her for all six of her War
Patrols before she was lost in a battle with three Japanese destroyers.
He and his shipmate's names are on the Wall of Honor in New London.

My research show that you guys on USS BLENNY were a busy bunch sweeping the Pacific
clean of Jap vessels. I thought that you would like to have the record of that research on USS BLENNY
Send me a mailing address, and I'll gradly send it to you.
It's in Microsoft EXCEL so it doesn't export in text format very well.

Nice Page--Thank you for what you did for our country in creating this page.

Best Regard,

Lorie Allen (Cold War NAVY Vet)

Lorie Allen, <tritnmia>
Alexandria, VA USA - Friday, July 03, 1998 at 12:06:21 (PDT)
I liked your site for the USS Drum. My Dad who is still aliive today served aboard the USS Drum during WW II. He has some interesting war time pictures of the sub and crew. If your interested, I can probably get them scanned and sent to you to put on your web page.
Ron Schechter <rschechter@sprynet.com>
La Verne, CA USA - Thursday, July 02, 1998 at 21:51:49 (PDT)
great web site
michael brock <meabrock@aol.com>
san lorenzo , ca USA - Thursday, July 02, 1998 at 17:19:45 (PDT)
Linked to your site from Ron Martini's home page,
your site is great. Keep up the effort.

Crewmember USS Jack (SSN605) and USS Kentucky (SSBN 737G)

Chris Buermeyer <clbuermeyer@worldnet.att.net>
Haledon, NJ USA - Wednesday, July 01, 1998 at 18:04:51 (PDT)
Great page! Did part of my qualification on the BLENNY back in 1959, while
I was serving in HARDHEAD (SS 365) up on the Thames. Great days. . .

Pete Randrup

Pete Randrup <hardhead@erols.com>
Baltimore, MD USA - Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 18:52:24 (PDT)
Excellent web page, very interesting pictures and documentation.
I will have to return again & again to see and enjoy more.
I was a TM2 on the Queenfish (SS 393), '52-'54 and the
Blackfin (SS 322), '54-'56. Many thanks, Jack
P.S. We had a torpedoeman on the Queenfish named Block, as
I saw in one of the pictures, could it be the same one?

Jack Goodner <jackgoodner@juno.com>
Danville, IL USA - Saturday, June 27, 1998 at 20:56:01 (PDT)
Excellent web page, very interesting pictures and documentation.
I will have to return again & again to see and enjoy more.
I was a TM2 on the Queenfish (SS 393), '52-'54 and the
Blackfin (SS 322), '54-'56. Many thanks, Jack

Jack Goodner <jackgoodner@juno.com>
Danville, IL USA - Saturday, June 27, 1998 at 20:53:38 (PDT)
Your page was Most Impressive. Outstanding! I served on the Seafox (SS402) 56-58.
George M. arnold <garnold@lakeozark.net>
Gravois Mills, Missouri USA - Saturday, June 27, 1998 at 13:40:34 (PDT)
Gentlemen:
I fell upon your web page after surfing the web during an evening of leave. What you are doing is fantastic, and rest assured I will be visiting again.

Kevin Allen STS1(SS) <KBBILLS@AOL>COM>
Groton, CT USA - Friday, June 26, 1998 at 13:56:50 (PDT)
Hello great site from someone who is just interested in submarines
Randall Lawrence
Australia - Friday, June 26, 1998 at 01:47:37 (PDT)
Great site. I served on boats for 14 years starting in 75. My uncle served from 38 to 68.
Dennis Getz <dgetz@tracor-es.com>
Alexandria, VA USA - Thursday, June 25, 1998 at 13:04:17 (PDT)
Memories are great, often recall sounds and smells of boats charging batteries dockside both in Groton and in Pearl. Thanks to you all for keeping the honor and duty alive.
Jim Horne (ETR-1 SS)
Not the middie kind of dolphin either!!!
SS351 - SSBN 625

Jim Horne <JPLASTYC@AOL.COM>
Middletown, CT USA - Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at 16:45:09 (PDT)
Great Page! Retired now and "Riding the Vents" Greenboard!
Karl Hermann RM2 (SS) <odax4841@aol.com>
St. Petersburg, FL USA - Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at 12:27:29 (PDT)
IC2/SS
Plankowner
SSBN738

Lance Bishop <Lbishop@pinebelt.net>
Butler, Al USA - Sunday, June 21, 1998 at 21:54:31 (PDT)
Just someone who got interested in subs and the job they did in World War II. Thanks
Len Bates <lenbates@aol.com>
San Jose, Ca USA - Sunday, June 21, 1998 at 20:47:57 (PDT)
Active service 1960-1980, in Halibut, Rayburn, Clay and Edison (14 missile patrols) + SubSchool Staff, Ops Officer SubRon Ten, JSTPS and Cheyenne Mtn (NORAD). Now helping run a private parochial high school in DC.
Stewart E. Reuter, LCdr USN (Ret) <Rtlreuter@aol.com>
Washington, DC USA - Friday, June 19, 1998 at 18:48:59 (PDT)
Served aboard the Theodore Roosevelt [SSBN600 B]67-71.
Miss the good people and crazy times.You have a great site.

Artie Bird ETR3 SS <ab600bss@bellatlantic.net>
Oakland, NJ USA - Friday, June 19, 1998 at 11:54:35 (PDT)
Great site. I will pass this link on to other submariners I know.
Roy S. Greenwell <greenwell@worldnet.att.net>
Louisville, KY USA - Friday, June 19, 1998 at 10:31:09 (PDT)
I have a son on the USS Newport News which just left for the Med. I ran across your web site while searching for news on his sub (I suppose it's the only way I can feel connected to him right now.) What a wonderful web page you've got. It's now bookmarked so I'll be visiting quite often!
Phyllis Tuttle <iwfa@northstate.net>
High Point, NC USA - Thursday, June 18, 1998 at 13:16:11 (PDT)
GREEN BOARD
H.P. (JACK) Harden RMC(SS) USN ret <Jjharden@aol.com>
Charleston, SC USA - Thursday, June 18, 1998 at 12:46:50 (PDT)
My father served on the Hake during WW II MM1 He's almost as tough now as he was then. 79 yrs & counting.
Roger Seitz <gassit@bellatlantic.net>
Jackson, NJ USA - Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at 16:54:18 (PDT)
Served on USS Hawkbill (SSN-666) as an A ganger from 1981 until 1984.
J. Paul Rutter, III, ex-MM2(SS) <jpr3@compuserve.com>
State College, PA USA - Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at 18:11:56 (PDT)
Thanks Frank for what is obviously a labor of love. I qualified on Blenny during her 62 or 63 med-cruise. Worked in the engine rooms with Hale,Woods,Miller. Will look for friends old and new at Albuquerque.
John Holsenback J senback <johnkaren@webtv.net>
Imperial Beach , CA USA - Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at 16:21:45 (PDT)
I was on the BLENNY from aug 63 to dec 63; I made a northen
run. We stop off in ENGLAND; bfore we head NORTH for 60 days. Had a shower every three weeks, our only movie bulb burn out the first week. I was a ETR2(SS). I was on the CUBERA, BLENNY,POMFRET and THOMAS JEFFERSON, DANIEL WEBSTER.

JAMES E. SMITH ETC(SS) RETIRE <cubera@oz.net>
poulsbo, wa USA - Monday, June 15, 1998 at 20:00:37 (PDT)
It was a long time ago but im pretty sure i rode on the Blenny back at sub school (1956) ?? I remember a collision drill that scared the hell out a couple of marine officers in the fwd.torp. rm.You had to be there. GREAT SITE FRANK e.f.s.
ED.SHEA <eshea28918@aol.com>
Sagamore Beach, Ma. USA - Sunday, June 14, 1998 at 17:18:42 (PDT)
Airline pilot who volunteers to work on museum boats whenever United Airlines puts him in a "Submarine City" long enough to make it worth the trip.
Frederick J. Thompson <fjthompson@compuserve.com>
Monument, CO USA - Saturday, June 13, 1998 at 14:33:19 (PDT)
Hello to all Submariners a great bunch!,
What an intersting site! Can anyone help me? Have been searching for my uncle for 20 years plus, Ex British Submariner Stoker Mechanic Peter montague NIGHTINGALE in OZ I believe. Last boat known was H.M.S. Telemachus 1953 based Sydney. Did serve on others in 1957 Oz. Left in Oz March 1958. If you know/remember anything to help me please contact me. Thank you Gillie

Gillie Griffith <gilliegriffith@hotmail.com>
Worthing,West Sussex., U.K - Saturday, June 13, 1998 at 10:12:25 (PDT)
YN2(SS) stationed onboard USS GREENEVILLE (SSN 772) at Pearl Harbor.
Thank you for the reminder...lest we forget.

Troy E. Jones <tejones@inix.com>
Pearl Harbor, HI USA - Friday, June 12, 1998 at 01:57:35 (PDT)
Great site,will return again soon. From an old pig boat
sailor (SS K3)

Jake <mbeaver@gte.net>
wa USA - Thursday, June 11, 1998 at 16:46:57 (PDT)
Thank you.
STS1(SS) Hugh J. Callery
USA - Thursday, June 11, 1998 at 15:13:38 (PDT)
Excellent site
Stanford Locke <stanford@foothill.net>
Auburn, CA USA - Saturday, June 06, 1998 at 19:27:43 (PDT)
Thanks for a wonderful site, Frank. I certainly REMEMBER and will ever be grateful for the service to our country by all you dedicated men and women.
Patty Larson
MN USA - Thursday, June 04, 1998 at 08:51:22 (PDT)
RM2/SS USS Olympia SSN 717 1986-1990
Brian Wilkinson <wilkinb@fhsmtp.fh.trw.com>
Marshall,, IL USA - Wednesday, June 03, 1998 at 19:20:03 (PDT)
Super Site Frank, any man who might ask what he did that was worthwhile can say with pride I served my country in the Submarine Service Thornback; Tigrone;Picuda James Madison (new construction) Chuck Holmes EMCS (SS)
Chuck Holmes <chuckpcola@aol.com>
Pensacola, FlSuper Site Frank USA - Wednesday, June 03, 1998 at 01:50:46 (PDT)
Wonderful site!

Ray Arntson EN-1(SS) USS Shark SS(N)591 & S5G Prototype(USS Narwhal SS(N)671)
US Navy 1959 - 1967

Raymond E. Arntson <arnts001@maroon.tc.umn.edu>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Tuesday, June 02, 1998 at 06:31:38 (PDT)
Green Board
Bill Maness IC1 SS TANG, Henry Clay, Simon Boloivar <manessbf@yahoo.com>
Stephenville, TX USA - Monday, June 01, 1998 at 23:15:50 (PDT)
Best site I have ever visited. Thankyou. Crew member Blenny 1957&8; FN/EM3-(Qual)Plankowner Tullibee SSN597;Guardfish SSN612,Picuda SS382(OFF.Quol).
Bard S. Coons
Tacoma, Wwa USA - Monday, June 01, 1998 at 12:11:31 (PDT)
Frank,
Been watching for WWII USS Lapon, USS Hoe and
USS Hake messages but have found none.
Wonder where my shipmates went?
Your Web Page is Outstanding.
C.Price

Clarence Price <cprice@southeast.net>
Jacksonville, Fl USA - Monday, June 01, 1998 at 07:13:53 (PDT)
Great Web Page. It brought back fond memories.The diving horn and music is great. Now if you could just add a strong diesel odor with some real foul air, punctuated with a strong cooking smell, it would bring back some of my old bad dreams again. I served on the Paddlefish SS 263 in '44 and '45 Anyone out there that can remember some of my bad cooking during that time get in touch.
Carlton Camp <ccamp@sedona.net>
Cottonwood, AZ USA - Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 16:20:24 (PDT)
A former GI of the 26th Yankee Division, I say thanks for the memories!! Good job !! .... Walt 980529-14:31 EDT
Prof. Walt Mierzejewski <walt_meers@prodigy.net>
Mattapoisett, MA USA - Friday, May 29, 1998 at 11:31:26 (PDT)
I SERVED ON THE USS BARRACUDA SS K-1/T3, LIKE YOUR PAGE THANKS FOR THE EFFORT.
JE

JERRY LEE EDWARDS <pandora@parkave.net>
CHULUOTA, FL USA - Friday, May 29, 1998 at 04:24:58 (PDT)
Love your site. My father was a diesel boater, served on Sabalo and Wahoo in the 50's before moving into nucs, Sargo, Seadragon and Vallejo. I have been in nucs for 21 years now on Jack, Dace, City of Corpus Christi and finally command of Asheville. Do you know where I can get bumper stickers like "Bottom Gun" or Diesel Boats Forever". An inlaw of the Air Force ROTC CO at North Carolina State was a Diesel boater for 20 years and the AF COL wormer electrician of the Norwegian submarine
KNM Utsira S301
Do you got any good links about your two last diesel subs
Billfish and Bonefish.

Kjartan Austad <austad@mix.hive.no>
Norway - Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at 03:20:58 (PDT)
Great Page--I served on SSG 317, SSBN 598, SSBN 623, SSBN 636, & SSBN 628. I retired as an ICC(SS) in 1974. Chuck
Charles (Chuck) Spence, Jr <cfspence@aol.com>
John's Island , SC USA - Monday, May 25, 1998 at 11:59:40 (PDT)
Fantastic page. I spent three years on the USS Hawkbill SSN 666, (1991-94) TM2/SS
Kevin N. Ripley <knripley@swbell.net>
Fort Worth, TX USA - Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 22:51:30 (PDT)
Dear Uncle Frank,
Hi. We're up here at Brian's and thought we'd say "Hi" without spending a dime.
(That's the Toon in me!) We enjoyed the visit to your web site, especially the music.
Hope you and Aunt Margery are fine. Drop us a line when you can.
Terry, Georgene, and Mandy

Terry, Georgene, Mandy Blair <steamer@tracy.com>
USA - Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 20:53:14 (PDT)
Sat. May 23, 1998

Dear Sir,

I was thrilled to be find your web page while investigating information on Snappy!

My older sister's husband was killed in May of 1942 when the US McTarnahan was torpedoed in the gulf of Mexico. Last year when her husband died we tried to have her reinstated for benefits, but she is not eligible because she remarried.

I am sure there are many in her same situation.

Thanks for placing your info on the web and God bless you!

Sincerely,

Sonja Petterson

Sonja Petterson <BOBASON.@AOL.COM>
Sparks, NV USA - Saturday, May 23, 1998 at 21:20:00 (PDT)
My wife and I just went to visit the U.S.S COD in Cleveland yesterday abd it was great! I've always been a WWII Buff, with the navy in general and submarines in peticular a big favorite. I got to your site by logging in to the Cod's home page. Keep up the good work!!
Jeff Blevins <jblevins@gateway.net>
Mentor, OH USA - Saturday, May 23, 1998 at 12:40:49 (PDT)
Well done site, shipmate.
OK if I link to your WWII sub tour?
Some peacetime memories of my own at http://www.grrtech.com/riknilsson/cubby.html
Green board.

Rik

Rik Nilsson <riknilsson@grrtech.com>
Jacksonville, OR USA - Wednesday, May 20, 1998 at 13:07:40 (PDT)
I loved your site. My grandfather and I were both submariners.
He was a 26 year diesel boat veteran (motormac) and served 7 war
patrols and was a plankowner of USS Drum SS-228. He inspired me
to also join and I served as a MachnistMate onboard USS Spadefish SSN-668.
Keep up the good work. The submariners of my grandfathers generation are all
heroes in my eyes. They are men to look up to and learn a lot from.



Larry Dozier
MM3/SS 1985-1989

Larry <iettx@swbell.net>
Dallas, tx USA - Sunday, May 17, 1998 at 20:19:38 (PDT)
I was driving by the COD today and I stopped in to see what it was all about. The flyer had it's URL and somehow I ended up at you site tward the end of the day. Nicely done. Keep up the good work, it is not only important to learn about this type of history, it is also very neat
Thomas Schreiber
Cleveland, OH USA - Sunday, May 17, 1998 at 12:24:03 (PDT)
Nicely done, too bad they did'nt have these gadgets when I served on boats!
MM2(SS)Jean L. Earp <ssn613@hotmail.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Sunday, May 17, 1998 at 10:00:11 (PDT)
Well done.
Samuel C. Braswell <sambwell@austin360.com>
Austin, TX USA - Sunday, May 17, 1998 at 07:30:51 (PDT)
REALLY ENJOYED YOUR PAGE. I SERVED ON THE USS HALFBEAK (SS-352) FROM 66-69. WOULD LIKE TO THANK TMCM(SS) "ANDY" ANDERSON FOR HIS LEADERSHIP AND GUIDANCE. I HAD THE HONOR OF DECOMISSIONING THE USS BLENNY IN NOV. 1969. SERVING IN THE SILENT SERVICE AND EARNING MY DOLPHINS REMAINS ONE OF THE PROUDEST PERIODS OF MY LIFE.
CHUCK SPRINKEL QM2(SS) <csprinkel@ci.omaha.ne.us>
OMAHA, NE USA - Friday, May 15, 1998 at 09:48:10 (PDT)
Someone Keep Myron Howard from drinking ALL the "jilly juice"
You Know Who! <royalhawaiian@sub.net>
Pearl Harbor, HI USA - Friday, May 15, 1998 at 00:20:10 (PDT)
I recently purchased a computer and have finally found a good use for the World Wide Web. I found pages such as these.
I had the pleasure of serving on board the U.S.S. Henry Clay (SSBN 625) from 1973 till 1978. The understatement of
the year is to say that it was fun and exciting! I have never had the chance to serve with such a dedicated group of
individuals before or since and to once again find a place to visit with such an elite group of people thrills me.
Thanks and I'll be back!

Douglas D. Keiderling
USA - Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 15:29:28 (PDT)
Thankyou for your service and dedication to this country. It's guys like you who have made this country great!
Dennis R. Davis <R8459@aol.com>
Fairview, PA USA - Monday, May 11, 1998 at 20:48:31 (PDT)
A wonderful site. Keep up the great work!
Marcus Turner <maturner@iquest.net>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Monday, May 11, 1998 at 11:15:31 (PDT)
One of the best web pages I have ever looked at. I know two diesel boat sailors (WWII converted hunter killer subs) and they are a strong breed! Thanks for your efforts during the wars to serve our country, and thanks for the great web page!
Tom Whitney <Twhitney@swri.org>
San Antonio, TX USA - Friday, May 08, 1998 at 10:59:07 (PDT)
One of the best web pages I have ever looked at. I know two diesel boat sailors (WWII converted hunter killer subs) and they are a strong breed! Thanks for your efforts during the wars to serve our country, and thanks for the great web page!
Tom Whitney
San Antonio, TX USA - Friday, May 08, 1998 at 10:55:02 (PDT)
Sorry it took me so long to sign your Guestbook. Really enjoyed your site, great job for an old bubblehead.
Chris Condor <condor@eagnet.com>
Kingsland, Ga USA - Sunday, May 03, 1998 at 13:47:50 (PDT)
What a delightfully, well-done site! You've really put a lot of
time and effort into making this the absolute best Submarine
WebPage that I've ever seen. Congradulations, Toon! I served on
USS Carbonero SS337 from '62 - '65 and knew Gerald Stratton, who
made Chief during that period, if I remember correctly.

Dan O'Dwyer, ETR2(SS) <subvet08@citrus.infi.net>
Inverness, FL USA - Friday, May 01, 1998 at 12:28:40 (PDT)
Served in SSR 274, SSN 571, SSBN 618 and SSBN 635. Commissioned both boomers. AS 34 and PSNS. Retired 1979 as Lieutenant
Sam Cal;veard <calveard@prodigy.net>
Kennewick, WA USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 20:49:53 (PDT)
Great page Frank, it brought back some good memories. I served on Blenny 66-69. Also served on Diablo SS479, Irex SS482, Billfish SSN676, City of Corpus Christi SSN705 and Sculpin SSN590. Joe Schoonmaker ETCM (SS) Ret.
Joe Schoonmaker <joeholly@penn.com>
DuBois, Pa USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 18:47:30 (PDT)
Hi Frank remember Jan 1 1946 firing the 5" into the Sperrys
mess hall fortunatly it was only a clearing charge.

Louis Venturelli "Brooklyn" <louv@ci.quincy.ma.us>
Quincy, MA USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 22:38:04 (PDT)
OOPs!!!! Sorry Frank for placing the wrong hull number
on my beloved Halfbeak that I served aboard in 1960-1961.
I listed the Halfbeak as (SS-351). We all know that (SS-351)
is the Greenfish. Halfbeak of course is (SS-352). Thanks,

Ken

Kenneth R. Joyner <kenjoy@pixi.com>
Honolulu, Hi USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 12:06:34 (PDT)
Hi Frank (again)

I thought I would include the other boats that I served
aboard in the event any shipmates that I served with
will know where I am:

Bashaw SS-241 [ Re-commissioned her out of Mare Island in 1950-1951]
Blenny SS-324 - 1952
Sterlet SS-392 - 1953
Ray SSR-271 - 1954
Carp SS-338 - 1956-1959
Halfbeak SS-351 - 1960-1961
Plunger SSN-595 - 1966-1970

Retired as RMCS(SS) in January 1974 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Still reside in Hawaii. [Your page is still the best]

Ken

Kenneth R. Joyner (Ken) <kenjoy@pixi.com>
Honolulu, Hi USA - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 12:56:04 (PDT)
I served on board Blenny in 1952 as an RM3(SS) out of
San Diego. I was 21 years of age, and made my first
westpac trip on board her and also qualified in submarines
for the first time. I have wonderful memories of the Blenny
but they pale in comparison to this wonderful web page that
you have constructed that has allowed me to reminisce of
those good old days when we were young.

I have done a Naval career since Blenny and retired in Jan,
1974 in Hawaii where I have remained. I'm sorry I missed
the reunions, but these photos make me feel like I was there.

I am preparing for a reunion of the Plunger (SSN-595) on
July 1-5, 1998 in San Francisco. I served on Plunger from
1966-1970. Great memories!!!! Thanks!!!

Kenneth R. Joyner <kenjoy@pixi.com>
Honolulu, Hi USA - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 01:09:56 (PDT)
EXCELLENT PAGE!!! I ain't never been on a Sub in ma life, but Brother Grog was served on the USS Menhaden (SS-377), and I found your site though his site ( http://www.infomagic.com/~grog/ ), in a round about way.:>) Your page will inspire all Webmasters to "try harder"!!! Highest Regards, Shotgun Jack, IV Corps Mike Force, 5th Special Forces Group, The Mekong Delta; Sep.'69 to Nov.'70 S.Vietnam.
Shotgun Jack <shtgun@snowcrest.net>
Shasta Lake, N., CA USA - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 22:56:28 (PDT)
Very nice work. Thanks for keeping Canada a safe place too
Some of us don't mind living next door to the "Friendly Giant".
Thanks also for taking the concept of freedom so seriously,
I doubt any of us would have much of it if it was another
country on this planet the had your strength and power.

John <Vossos>
Nanaimo, BC Canada - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 19:32:52 (PDT)
Very nice work. Thanks for keeping Canada a safe place too
Some of us don't mind living next door to the "Friendly Giant".
Thanks also for taking the concept of freedom so seriously,
I doubt any of us would have much of it if it was another
country on this planet the had your strength and power.

John <Vossos>
Nanaimo, BC Canada - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 19:31:43 (PDT)
Great web site. Keep up the good work!
Christopher R. Schmoe <dkncs@gte.net>
Pearl City, HI USA - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 20:25:06 (PDT)
Excellent site and layout. The firsthand accounts are more
than captivating. The pictures are amazing. I definitely
plan on visiting again soon.
Thanks!

Denis Trudel <annnee@netrover.com>
LaSalle, QQc Canada - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 17:08:13 (PDT)
FRANK, WHAT'S THIS ABOUT YOU NOT GOING TO THE REUNION!
HEY, IT WONT BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU!
WHY! WHY! WHY!
KENNON; MORRELL'S BETTER HALF
THAT'S DEBATEABLE. . . MORRELL

MORRELL HATT <vrweiler@voyager.net>
GRAND LEDGE, MI USA - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 16:21:26 (PDT)
What a wonderful web page...
Congratulations on a job well done.
Owen Carlson
STCM(SS), USN(Ret.)
488, 584, 624, 653

Owen Carlson <ocarlson@mnsinc.com>
Manassas, VA USA - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 16:15:24 (PDT)
As a retired submariner MMCSS , served on Trout 566, Sailfish 572, Archerfish 311, Hardhead 365, Angler 240, Seadragon 584 and Sturgeon 637, I really enjoyed your site, found a couple of old shipmates and relived many fine memories. Thanks a million for creating this web site. I know it must be a lot of work.
Homer Ross <homer.rss@mci2000.com>
Colchester, Ct USA - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 07:37:42 (PDT)
Great page! Brought back fond memories. Qualified on the Blenny 1968. Transferred to the Tusk ss426 1969. Hope to hear from former shipmates. Thanks for the memories Frank.
D.B.F.
Tony Pro

Tony Provenzano RM2(ss) <TPRO324@AOL.COM>
PLANTATION, FL USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 09:30:20 (PDT)
Great sight. Qualified on the Blenny 1968 Transferred to Tusk ss426 1969. Hope to hear from some old shipmates. Thanks Frank for the memories. DBF
Tony Pro

Tony Provenzano RM2(ss) <tpro324 @ aol.com>
Plantation, fl USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 08:23:57 (PDT)
USS Archerfish SS 311/AGSS 311&USS Grouper AGSS214 (1959-1962)
Great Web Page !! It took me back a ways and I even found somebody that was also on the Grouper.

Bill Peters EM2 (SS) <BPeters126@aol.com>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 16:03:23 (PDT)
GREAT!!! I have good news for you guys. My brother Lou served on the Blenny during thhe 2nd world war. He lives in Quincy Mass. I printed almost every page and will send it to him today. He will definatly contact you. Maybe you can fill in some of the ? marks in some pictures. He will go crazy.
Joseph Venturelli <slinkjv@aol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 23:54:37 (PDT)
GREAT!!! I have good news for you guys. My brother Lou served on the Blenny during thhe 2nd world war. He lives in Quincy Mass. I printed almost every page and will send it to him today. He will definatly contact you. Maybe you can fill in some of the ? marks in some pictures. He will go crazy.
Joseph Venturelli <slinkjv@aol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 23:53:50 (PDT)
GREAT!!!! My brother seved on the Bleeny during. His name is Louis Venturelli. 64 Cross St. West Quincy Ma 02169
I have printed as much as I could and will mail it to him tomorrow. He will go crazy. I know he will contact you.

Joseph Venturelli <slinkjv@aol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 23:44:09 (PDT)
Great site!!!
Where did you find the animated Marvin?

REG LAYTON <rnlayto@msg.pacbell.com>
Fairfield , Ca. USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 12:38:40 (PDT)
Great site!!!
Where did you find the animated Marvin?

REG LAYTON <rnlayto@msg.pacbell.com>
Fairfield , Ca. USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 12:38:36 (PDT)
Requesting names of anyone who served aboard Uss Besugo ss321 from 1951 thru 1953. thanks
Ralph Trego Jr <Apollo18@webtv.net>
Tulsa, Ok USA - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 14:28:47 (PDT)
A great Web Site. I served aboard USS Bang 385,
USS Croaker 246 in the '50's

Don Craig <decnri@alaska.net>
Wasilla, Ak USA - Sunday, April 19, 1998 at 22:30:11 (PDT)
Absolutely Great Site. I served on the Thomas A. Edison SSBN610 Blue and Gold
from 65-69 and and the Patrick Henry SSBN599 Blue in 70.

Larry Morin <cantor@wwnet.com>
Sterling Heights, MI USA - Sunday, April 19, 1998 at 12:51:24 (PDT)
Great job, I know you spent many hours creating the page.

I rode "First Patrols" on the Growler SSG577 and the John Marshall
SSBN611 as a Missile Tech.
The above URL has a link to the Growler, stop by.

Chris Joas xMT2(SS) <teloutor@geocities.com>
NJ USA - Sunday, April 19, 1998 at 12:08:16 (PDT)
This page is really great. An old WWII LST sailor, Gene Gurske.
Gene <gurske@ix.netcom.com>
Bremerton, WA USA - Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 18:31:38 (PDT)
Served aboard the USS Pomfret SS391 from 62 to 66
Robert Johanson <rij@earthlink.net>
Littleton, CO USA - Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 10:51:09 (PDT)
Served aboard SSBN-629 & SSBN-642 from 67 to 71. I was an EM2(SS) goldie on both boats. These Subs were in there prime at this time and I was proud to serve both them and our country. Would love to here from former crew members. Smooth sailing and God Bless.
Gene Adams <bossmack@aol.com>
Lake Elsinore, CA USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 09:13:39 (PDT)
Green board, zero bubble, level off at periscope depth. Great site. WWII ARCHERFISH, then CHIVO, SPINAX, BAYA, and on and on and on.
Leo A. (Doc) Carter <lacdoc@aol.com>
Cocoa Beach, FL USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 09:45:51 (PDT)
hello,
I am a proud retired submariner. Served 2/56-11/83.
Tks for the great website.
Chuck

chuck lindsey <clindsey@san.rr.com>
san diego, ca USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 07:06:18 (PDT)
Great page, tears came to my eyes when I heard the Diving Alarm. USS Picuda SS382, USS Nathan Hale SSBN623B, USS Simon Bolivar SSBN641B, USS Daniel Boone SSBN629B
Bruce O. Boast ETCS(SS) USN-Ret <bruceoboast@mindspring.com>
Charleston, SC USA - Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 23:13:57 (PDT)
I to served for 13 years : USS Carp SS338
USS Argonaut SS475
USS Sculpin SSN 590
USS Darter SS 576
My pride still runs deep !

Jim groberski <james.groberski@wdc.com>
Rochester, mn USA - Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 21:53:37 (PDT)
Great site!
Chris Wenzel
USA - Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 13:22:35 (PDT)
This is far more than I ever have found in one spot! I have several Toons, Hagan and Burch for sure in my file and a great amount of holes this will help fill! Thank You for sharing so freely!
Pauline Stubbs <Icollmugs@aol.com>
Des Moines, IA USA - Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at 13:13:09 (PDT)
Thanks, I spent 10 great years as a bubble head (still am really). It was great to think back and remimber just how much fun it was. By the way I was on the SSBN 598 (G) in the early 80s (I will have to look in my records to find what year) when we hit a ship off the coast of Japan. If you have records or know of anybody that was there please let me know. You can give out my e-mail address for this. Thanks
Gary Whiting <whiting@psyber.com>
Auburn, CA USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 23:34:08 (PDT)
PRESIDENT BAY STATE CENTRAL CHAPTER
U.S. SUBMARINE VETERANS WWII

JOHN J. KIEVIT (JACK) <WWW.KIEVIT44@AOL.COM>
WORCESTER, MA USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 20:06:09 (PDT)
I'm proud to meet you and to read about yur part in history. I am a submarine vet who retired in Aug 0f 1994. I want to you to know how proud I am to be a part of the wonderful history that you and your shipmates lived for. Thank you for your sacrifice.
George Stout <g_stout@fabsix.enet.dec.com>
Plainfield, ct USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 18:14:29 (PDT)
Vicki has told me a lot about you. I like your home page.
jim sjoberg <jsjoberg@voyager.net>
st. johns, mm,i USA - Saturday, April 11, 1998 at 03:25:29 (PDT)
NICE PAGE
PETE THE BUTCHER
USA - Friday, April 10, 1998 at 12:10:50 (PDT)
FROM ONE DIESEL BOAT SAILOR TO ANOTHER HAVE A GOOD ONE
FRANK HILL EMC-SS RET <retired@smithville.net>
FRENCH LICK, IN USA - Thursday, April 09, 1998 at 17:11:13 (PDT)
FROM ONE DIESEL BOAT SAILOR TO ANOTHER HAVE A GOOD ONE
FRANK HILL EMC-SS RET <retired@smithville.net>
FRENCH LICK, IN USA - Thursday, April 09, 1998 at 17:11:08 (PDT)
Great web page. Served 24 years in submarine fleet. Retiring in sept 98. Served on SSBNs entire career: SSBNs 654,726,729,730,733. Have tremendous respect for the WWII sub sailors. Thanks. Darrell L. Rowe, MTC(SS)
Darrell Rowe <dlrowe@usa.net>
Bremerton, Wa USA - Wednesday, April 08, 1998 at 09:34:07 (PDT)
Just started but can tell I am going to enjoy. Qualified on USS Remore (SS487) in 56 to 58 and USS Robert E Lee (SSBN 601) 59 to 62. Only regrets....they are all de-commissioned.
Thanks for the memories. I'll be back.

Dan Lambson <Dec of 57 @ AOL.COM>
San Diego, CA USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 21:02:54 (PDT)
Just started but can tell I am going to enjoy. Qualified on USS Remore (SS487) in 56 to 58 and USS Robert E Lee (SSBN 601) 59 to 62. Only regrets....they are all de-commissioned.
Thanks for the memories. I'll be back.

Dan Lambson <Dec of 57 @ AOL.COM>
San Diego, CA USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 21:02:29 (PDT)
Ron Martini is right.....this IS how to do it !
HOT, STRAIGHT, AND NORMAL !

John M Workman <gworkman@erinet.com>
Fairborn, OH USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 20:28:20 (PDT)
Enjoyed your page. Keep up the good work.
Submarines I served on
USS Thomas Jefferson SSBN618 (Blue) (plank owner)
USS Sam Houston SSBN609 (Gold)

Joe Brandon <jbrandon@freewwweb.com>
Seffner, FL USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 18:00:43 (PST)
Great site! Keep up the good work.
Jack Stangle <jstangle@home.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 17:26:46 (PST)
What's left to be said!? Your page is fan-freakin'-tastic!
Trumpetfish (initial SS) 1962-63
James Monroe 1965-69

There is no SUBstitute!
Rankoon

Mike Rankin <mrankin@pressenter.com>
Red Wing, MN USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 03:43:42 (PST)
Nothing special, just to praise a very enjoyable site
Philippe <philsa@club-internet.fr>
PARIS, FRANCE - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 03:42:27 (PST)
I am a retired submariner (MMCM(SS). Enjoyed your site. Submarines I was on; SS291,SS368,SS419,SSBN600G,SSBN608B,SSBN610B,SSBN629G,SSN653,SSBN658B&G
James B. Harrington Jr. <JHarri8191@aol.com>
Duri, Sumatra, Indonesia - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 23:39:35 (PST)
During WWII made 2nd, 3rd and 4th war patrols on USS Darter (SS227)as Communications Officer. Also served in Salmon, Menhaden, Sargo during the war and Amberjack postwar.
Your web page is great. Took me back many many years. Thanks for the trip to nostalgia. Ira King, Captain, USN (ret)


Ira King <aceking@san.rr.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 09:59:44 (PST)
I was recently introduced to the Sub pages. WOW! Great! There's
probably lots more pages for me to discover. I was on the
USS Chopper (SS342) out of Key West. Did some things down
around Cuba and eleswhere.Anyway, really nice.
Gonna Shuv Off, Thanks
Giles

Giles Mateu <mateugm@bellsouth.net>
Metairie, LA USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 23:11:57 (PST)
Duty has included USS Memphis (SSN-691), Submarine Logistics Center Detachment Norfolk, and currenty USS Wyoming (SSBN-742) (G). My lovely wife Ramona serves by working at the fantastic St. Marys Submarine Museum.
SK1(SS) Jimmy "Memphis" Keays <rnjkeays@eagnet.com>
Kingsland, GA USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 19:07:32 (PST)
Duty has included USS Memphis (SSN-691), Submarine Logistics Center Detachment Norfolk, and currenty USS Wyoming (SSBN-742) (G). My lovely wife Ramona serves by working at the fantastic St. Marys Submarine Museum.
SK1(SS) Jimmy <rnjkeays@eagnet.com>
Kingsland, GA USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 19:05:30 (PST)
Great site I have nothing but respect for all the WW II sub vets. I am a modern submariner with 12 years in. TM1/SS served on USS Cavalla SSN-684 87-90 and USS Salt lake City SSN 716 93-97. Bravo zulu keep up the graet work.
SUBMARINES ONCE, SUBMARINES TWICE!!!

Henry Fernandez <gngster31@aol.com>
San Diego, Ca USA - Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at 18:58:08 (PST)
Frank your page is incredible. I served on the Blenny from 1964 - 1968. Over the past several weeks I have been in touch with several crew members. Thanks
Arthur Feinberg <arthur@snet.net>
Colchester, Ct USA - Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 14:43:13 (PST)
Enjoy your web page it's very good.
My time on the boats was 1949-1952, USS Carp SS 338

Jack D. Gilmour <jgilmour@micron.net>
Boise, ID USA - Friday, March 27, 1998 at 23:20:49 (PST)
this blows
tyjtyhrthtyty <bfgb@gfhfhfgh>
jghjghjgh, hftjgh jgghjghjgghjgjh - Thursday, March 26, 1998 at 16:53:56 (PST)
One of the best of many good submaine sites. Thanx
Roland Cave <rcave@tscnet.com>
Bremerton, WA USA - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 10:15:50 (PST)
I had a great time on the boats Chivo and Trutta i957 to l959.
Looking for Jim Moulton and Bill Garvell. If you guys see
this message,please get in touch.

Ronald .B. Laddy <r.laddy@worldnet.att.net>
So.San Francisco, ca USA - Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 21:24:01 (PST)
USS ROCK (SSR-274) 1958-1960, RM Gang.
Jerry Bliss <k6iii@juno.com>
Saratoga, CA USA - Friday, March 20, 1998 at 23:55:36 (PST)
Enjoyed your site. Always good to see old salts active. Do your Elliott lines have links to Harrodsburg or Mercer County, KY?
Robert M. Perry, Jr. AMCS, Ret. USN <bebop@ols.net>
Pffafftown, NC USA - Thursday, March 19, 1998 at 11:59:36 (PST)
I could hardly believe my eyes to see this presented in such a super way,just fantastic. Better than anything I ever saw in gilmore hall.I served on USSCubera SS347 (1950==1954) This sure brought back lot's of great memories,thanks for sharing your work.
Dooley Hefner <SS347@webtv.net >
Springfield, Mo USA - Monday, March 16, 1998 at 18:53:25 (PST)
Thanks Frank, This means so much to all of us! I served on the Blenny from 66 untill she was sent to Phili. to be mothballed in 69.
Ron "WIMPY" Linderman EN2 (SS) <SnowbirdRL@aol.com>
USA - Monday, March 16, 1998 at 16:22:59 (PST)
one more fine page,will enjoy it. served on thornback,
chopper, trutta,marlin,threadfin,bolivar & tiru

A.J. Hix QMC(SS) Ret
USA - Monday, March 16, 1998 at 15:20:08 (PST)
Your Memory Page gets better and better with new events and pictures;we never tire of looking and the memories for me become more clear. My computer skills do not, however. I'm adding the boats I served on: USS S-18; USS BLENNY; USS SEA DOG. Also, please note our new e-mail address, and thanks again, Frank. Dave
David K. Callow <dbcallow@thegrid.net>
Oceanside, CA USA - Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 18:11:34 (PST)
Your Memory Page gets better and better with new events and pictures;we never tire of looking and the memories for me become more clear. My computer skills do not, however. I' adding the boats I served on: USS S-18; USS BLENNY; USS SEA DOG. Also, please note our new e-mail address, and thanks again, Frank. Dave
David K. Callow <dbcallow@thegrid.net>
Oceanside, CA USA - Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 18:09:30 (PST)
My father was, in some sense, opposite of your experience. He served above the ground...as a helicopter pilot. He died in a war where there were no parades for those who didn't die-Vietnam. Yet, you have a beautiful Web-site here and I honor your service to our country...just as others should, but don't always, respect the greatness of what my Dad did for this country.
Mark Seeley <markseeley@hotmail.com>
Boise, Id USA - Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 16:27:32 (PST)
I am very impressed with your page. I am a submariner currently in the service of our country. The history of our force is a key factor in my day to day life. Thanks for taking the time to build a page that says so much!
James E. McNabb <jMcNabb1@aol.com>
VA. Beach, VA USA - Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 10:26:07 (PST)
What a refreshing way to relive some good times. I'll return often. DBF! USS GRAYBACK(SS574)1977-1982,
USS BARBEL(SS580)1984-1989. Retired Aug.'97. How many remeber the Barrio Baretto!?

Gerry Heather <gfheather@prodigy.net>
Port Orchard , WA USA - Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 10:24:56 (PST)
This site is just wonderful. My father was in the WWII battles and I respect all parts of the military and this picture brings back memories of what he spoke of. If all of our men in this USA could serve something of this nature, they, would have discipline, speak respectively of one another and the country would be in much better shape. I'll believe that 'til the day I die. Thanks Again. James West
James West <JamMar3835@AOL.com>
Mineola, TX USA - Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 06:48:19 (PST)
Breat web site. My hat is off to you and all who served in the silent fleet. Well done!!
Anthony Baca <Firestr453@aol.com>
Los Angeles, Ca USA - Saturday, March 14, 1998 at 09:21:57 (PST)
My hat is off to you and yours....thanks
Anthony Baca <Firestr453@aol.com>
Los Angeles, Ca USA - Saturday, March 14, 1998 at 09:09:30 (PST)
I served aboard the USS Tecumseh SSBN 628 (Blue) between 1974 and 1976. This is a great site.
Bob Lusk <lindbob@msn.com>
Fairborn, OH USA - Thursday, March 12, 1998 at 18:34:13 (PST)
thanks for the stroll down memory lane
Ken Scott <sub9817@aol>
West babylon , NY USA - Thursday, March 12, 1998 at 15:04:43 (PST)
I just found this page. Thanks for putting it together. I seerved in Blenny from 1958 to 1961 and have many fond memories of this great submarine.
Michael H. Tavares <mhtavares@mindspring.com>
Marietta, GA USA - Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 03:57:30 (PST)
Great Home Page. 62-82 Retired ETCS(SS) Served on Angler,Becuna,Sea Owl,Aspro,Sunfish and Sandlance. Like to say hello to the old folks out there.
Bud Ware <solomon_ware@tst.tracor.com>
Mechanicsville, MD USA - Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at 19:43:00 (PST)
Great Page!!
LT Bill Adkins <SubsZero@aol.com>
Groton, CT USA - Saturday, March 07, 1998 at 22:47:22 (PST)
I am an elementary teacher looking for sights
and especially SOUNDS of submarines and
found your page exciting. If you know of any pages
with realistic submarine sounds please email me. My
students would be grateful. Thank you. God bless you.

Miss Penny Porter <pporter@ecc-uky.campus.mci.net>
Elizabethtown, KY USA - Saturday, March 07, 1998 at 14:11:01 (PST)
I Was on
USS Kamehameha SSBN 642
USS James Madison SSBN 627
USS Grayback LPSS 574 / SS 574
USS Queenfish SSN 651
USS Flasher SSN 613
USS Plunger SSN 595
USS Proteus AD19

David C Wallace <David_C_Wallace@ccm.al.intel.com.>
Hillsboro , Or. USA - Friday, March 06, 1998 at 23:48:42 (PST)
wondering on the net I stept into your page and read about your time on the service. It was great now that in about two weeks from now I'm taking the OCS test to join the NAVY.
I know I would have the same experience you had. I know I'm making the best decision of my life.

Hector Rivera <nosferatu98@yahoo.com>
San Juan, PR USA - Friday, March 06, 1998 at 17:26:38 (PST)
I really enjoy the site on the USS Blenny. I love the music
when you first come to the page. I enjoy the article on
deck gun action. I'm 16 years old. I'm going to enlist
when I get out of high school. I'm still searching through
the page. I enjoy it everytime I go into it. Thanks for
the info and the excellent articles and pictures!

Anthony Walters <ARMYNUT@hotmail.com>
Guide Rock, Ne USA - Friday, March 06, 1998 at 10:42:40 (PST)
I found your site through a feature story in my Earthlink Home Page. It is a great page and one I'm looking forward to re-visiting. My seatime was from 1963 to 1971 aboard
SSBN(599),(600),& (611).

Thomas E. McNulty x- MT1(SS) <temcnulty@earthlink.net>
Newark, DE USA - Friday, March 06, 1998 at 10:31:33 (PST)
I served aboard the Gudgeon from '68-'72 as the ship's cook. As I perused your wonderful site, memories of terrific friends and adventures came to mind. Don't think I'll ever be as close (no pun intended) to my fellow man as I was on the boat. Thanks for the site.
Willie McKay <will@ewave.com>
Florence, SC USA - Thursday, March 05, 1998 at 20:03:22 (PST)
FRANK THIS BROUGHT BACK SOME GREAT MEMORIES. SERVED ABOARD
BENNY SS 324 IN 1960, MADE 8 POLARIS PATROLS ON THE SSBN 611
JOHN MARSHALL & WAS DISCHARGED WHILE SERVING ABROAD USS IREX
SS 482 IN 1967. NICK NAME (TUBES)

BILL WATSON <WATSOWA@COMPSOL.NET>
COLCHESTER, CT USA - Wednesday, March 04, 1998 at 17:30:24 (PST)
Your cyber Submarine museum is unequaled. You've captured the essence of what the finest segment of the Navy is all about.
I was on SSN/SSBN-611, DSV-4, SSN-684, DDG-9, ARS-39. I appreciate the effort you put into this fine page.

Submarines Once!
Terry

Terry Owen MMC(SS), LT, USN (Ret) <teowen@nmsu.edu>
Las Cruces, NM USA - Tuesday, March 03, 1998 at 19:48:17 (PST)
nice page!
COVINO <vino@familycom.com>
Jacksonville, NC USA - Monday, March 02, 1998 at 14:33:38 (PST)
Joined the Navy in Coos Bay, OR in 1956. Served on Croaker
(SSK 246) for 4 years. Now live in CT. Great site!!

Greg McLarrin <gregory_m_mclarrin@groton.pfizer.com>
Groton, CT USA - Thursday, February 26, 1998 at 13:11:40 (PST)
This is a great idea. Former Navy B-B stacker, VA-46
Thomas D. Hazzard P.E. <Tohaz@aol.com>
Marietta, GA USA - Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 18:39:45 (PST)
Thanks for your service to our country
and for the great web site.
I made a total of 21 patrols on USS Patrick Henry SSBN 599,
USS Alexander Hamilton SSBN 617,and USS Robert E Lee SSBN 601.

T. James Vick TMC/MTC(SS)USN RET <CHIEFJIMV@JUNO.COM>
Lilburn, Ga USA - Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 08:08:36 (PST)
Rode boats from '63-86'. Razorback, Ronquil, Snook, Hawkbill, Edison (G) and Haddock. A real 4.0 job, Frank. I've noticed, that when the memories surface, the good times or the scary, I generally get a smile on my face. Submarines have transformed us forever.
Mike Fromson, RMC(SS) Ret. <dmike@together.net>
Lunenburg, Vt USA - Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at 14:01:07 (PST)
I like it!
Argonaut (SS-475) Cubera (SS-347)
Jack (SSN-605) Von Steuben (SSBN-632G)
Jefferson (SSBN-618G) PBR-629 (Vn River Patrol)
PBR-691 L Alfred, EMC(SS), Retired

L. Alfred <lalfred@cobweb.net>
McDonald, PA USA - Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at 08:57:02 (PST)
Great web site. I missed the action by a few years but greatly enjoyed listening to the stories of the WWII sub vets when I served aboard Sirago (SS485) during the early fifties. Brings back memories of a time that is gone forever.
Edward D McDevitt <edmcdevitt@aol.com>
Richland, WA USA - Monday, February 23, 1998 at 22:24:19 (PST)
An extremely interestig and well made sub site!
Kysti Kaasinen <koessi.kaasinen@dlc.fi>
Turku, Finland - Monday, February 23, 1998 at 13:22:08 (PST)
My brother informed me about your sight. My Dad
Howard R. Maple served on the U.S.S Blenny and
U.S.S Tinosa during WWII. I never had much of an opotunity
to learn about what it was like for him. Your web sight
has helped with this. We must not forget the sacrifices
that have been made to preserve our way of life.

Robert W Maple <MrMaple@aol.com>
San Diego, Ca USA - Monday, February 23, 1998 at 11:01:06 (PST)
MM3 SS A Gang member of the USS JAMES MADISON.
Member of the first Poseidon launch and patrol.
I was the driver of the boat during the second launch that
was almost run into by USSR. We stuck it out.
Four patrols on the USS JAMES MADISON SSBN 627.

George McDermott <GCMCD25>
BOSSIER, lA. USA - Sunday, February 22, 1998 at 17:41:44 (PST)
USS JAMES MADISON 1967-71
MM3 SS
Crew member for first Poseidon launch.
Machanist mate A gang, fully qualified in all areas.
Four patrols including the first Poseidon patrol.
Best of luck to all menbers.

George McDermott <G&CMcD25>
Bossier , La. USA - Sunday, February 22, 1998 at 17:36:25 (PST)
Sure like those postal covers, he he.

Myron

Myron Howard <andrew@hal-pc.org>
Kingwood, TX USA - Sunday, February 22, 1998 at 12:51:51 (PST)
Super stuff. Spent 12 years in Navy as a submariner.
USS Queenfish SSN 699 & USS Jacksonville SSN 699. Really
enjoyed my time here.

Dan "Blitz" Krieg <dkrieg@choice.net>
Florence, KY USA - Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 15:32:04 (PST)
SERVED ABOARD WOODROW WILSON SSBN624 GOLD CREW 1963-1967
ALSO USS CUSK SS348 1955-1959,

WILLIAM H WEAVER <EWEAVERmail.infoave.net>
CROSS, SC USA - Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 13:59:41 (PST)
Frank, Great page. I'm of the next generation. Dad and
uncles were in WWII. I got to your page from the "Snappy"
page. Presently debating digital camera or snappy and use
my current video cam. (Comment from a Snappy user??)

Keith Holm <kholm@worldnet.att.net>
Wasilla, AK USA - Friday, February 20, 1998 at 13:20:46 (PST)
Thank you for your efforts; history is prologue to the present, and there is no more significant history to the defense of our nation than that of the U.S. Submarine Force.
I served on DIODON(SS349), G.W.CARVER(SSBN656), USS LAFAYETTE (SSBN 616), and DANIEL BOONE (SSBN629). "BZ".

Brian Slagle <bslagle@worldfront.com>
Silverdale, WA USA - Thursday, February 19, 1998 at 22:30:31 (PST)
Thanks for an excellent web site. I served on surface ships
(a tanker and a geological survey ship) in 1961-62). 2 years
shore duty prior to that. However, almost anybody will
enjoy this site. Thank you.


Fred L. Husak <husaks@westol.com>
Scottdale, PA USA - Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at 19:28:37 (PST)
served 610b,409,595 63-71 excellent work bzbzbz
i will visit often.

dave patrick <warpath@ili.net>
gibraltar, mi USA - Monday, February 16, 1998 at 10:09:02 (PST)
comment
Robert F. Holst <robertfholst@worldnet.att.net>
Rumson, nj USA - Monday, February 16, 1998 at 05:00:25 (PST)
CONGRATULATIONS! You've a great webpage. As a retired
submariner I really enjoyed it.
I served about 20 years in Peruvian Submarines Force:
BAP Abtao, BAP Angamos, BAP 2 de Mayo and BAP Iquique
which were designed like yours "Balao" Class.
Then I served in BAP Casma and BAP Antofagasta(German built)
as XO and CO respectively. You can see our subs in Jane's
Fighting Ships.
I was in ten UNITAS OPERATIONS and I shared very good time
whit U.S. Navy Submariners, specially in 1974 when I was on
board USS Tang during 12 operations days.
I love SILENT SERVICE and I'm always seeking all about it.
I've just found out you and I'll return to your site.
Congratulations, newly;
ALWAYS DEEP!
Eduardo Ferre
Rear Admiral (R)

E. FERRE <eduferre@hotmail.com>
LIMA, PERU - Monday, February 16, 1998 at 00:09:43 (PST)
WAS ABOARD THE SAM HOUSTON. GREAT JOB!
BARRY WOOLERY <SAM609@AOL.COM>
METAIRIE, LA USA - Sunday, February 15, 1998 at 22:01:43 (PST)
WAS ABOARD THE SAM HOUSTON. GREAT JOB!
BARRY WOOLERY <SAM609@AOL.COM>
METAIRIE, LA USA - Sunday, February 15, 1998 at 20:49:37 (PST)
Impressive. Very well thoughtout layout.
Robert Warner <rwarner1@ix.netcom.com>
Ann Arbor, MI USA - Sunday, February 15, 1998 at 16:30:16 (PST)
Great Page! Ramjet's crashed and burned upstairs...just got home from his trip down to the bash...I'm up checking out the net....You've done a great job on your webpage..

LynB

Lynda Burleigh <bei@ime.net>
Falmouth, ME USA - Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 20:32:25 (PST)
Great to view your wonderful Sea Services and Submarine Force Web Sit. Many thanks, and keep up the Good work and the wonderful memories - especially all those who gace their sacred lives in the defense of our Nation and the Free World. Thank You.
CDR Samir J. Habiby, CHC, U.S. Navy Retired (Ready Reserve Force) <PADRESJH@InfoAve.net>
Hinesville, GA USA 31313 - Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 10:27:39 (PST)
QMC(SS)ret served in SSBN643(G),SS365,SS417,SS365(again)SSBN600(B). Great page keep it up, job well do.
Jean A. Nidever <seadog@texas.net>
San Antonio, Tx USA - Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 10:14:31 (PST)
Always glad to read a veteran's page. Wish we had more veterans
in Congress these days--or in the White House!

Elaine R. Kilmer, SSG USA Ret. <dkilmer@gvc.net>
Greenville, IL USA - Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 08:32:54 (PST)
Thanks for this site The greatest generation of people in History of the world.
Scott Coyner <ncsc@cfw.com>
Waynesboro, Va USA - Friday, February 13, 1998 at 17:57:53 (PST)
Great site Frank. Ret ET(SS) 58-78. GROUPER AGSS 214, VON STEUBEN SSBN632G, AND SAM RAUBURN SSBN 635G. I'll be back to your site a lot, really enjoyed it. keep up the good work.
DAVID MORRISON <DAVKAR@worldnet.att.net>
FOYIL, OK USA - Friday, February 13, 1998 at 10:37:52 (PST)
Gosh frank I wish I could do this 'puter stuff.
Ron

Ron 'Warshot' Smith <subsmith@worldnet.att.net>
Spring, TX USA - Friday, February 13, 1998 at 08:53:33 (PST)
SST 2 USS Sea Robin SS 407 1963-67
Daniel Trochimowicz <mrt@ameri.com>
Brick Town, N.J. USA - Friday, February 13, 1998 at 08:53:27 (PST)
Great Page Frank!
Mark Breece MM2(SS) USS Pogy SSN 647 '71-'75

Mark Breece <sabreece@aol.com>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Friday, February 13, 1998 at 07:07:47 (PST)
Blueback (SS-581) "Q'd-63"
Bream (SS-243)
Ronquil (SS-396)
Bugara (SS331)
-.. -... ..-.
GREAT SITE! Really enjoy seeing sites like this. Brings back lots of memories. Keep up the good work.
"Well Done, Sailor!"
Green board! Take her down!
(See you at Convention '98?)

Loren Nyland (EX RM1(SS)) <lwn@tenforward.com>
Sequim, WA USA - Thursday, February 12, 1998 at 08:45:33 (PST)
Great page, lots of good stuff.
I'm retired YNCS(SS), need to read these things sometimes. Thanks for your service.

Charlie Swanson <cswanson@zoomnet.net>
Lucasville, OH USA - Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 19:09:39 (PST)
very good info, keep up the good work. I'll write back soon,
but have to go right now. Ex-submariner YN1(SS)

PATRICK J. CARRIGAN <ssn588@bellatlantic.net>
hatboro, pPA USA - Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 16:22:35 (PST)
Very Nice Site. I've never served on a sub, but have had a long fascination with them. Keep up the good work !!
scott l. emerson <grouser462@aol.com>
Chippewa Falls, WI USA - Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at 11:25:19 (PST)
As a retired submariner this is a joy to behold.. THANKS
Mike Costa <oldesubman@aol.com>
Sunnyvale, Ca USA - Sunday, February 08, 1998 at 05:28:32 (PST)
Thank you for a most informative tour of the History of the Blenny. My father, Edward Peter Madley was a commanding officer of her after WWII. He went on to command a destroyer in the Korean War and later commanded the USS Point Defiance (an LSD of the "gator" navy. He retired in 1962 after 25 years of Naval Service. I followed somewhat in his footsteps. Serving as an enlisted [QM3(SS)] aboard Carp, Runner, and Torsk, then on to AOCS, flight training and Vietnam. It is my intention to dive on Blenny this spring/ summer and place a rememberance on her in my father's memory from his grandchildren/great grandchildren. If anyone has made a dive on Blenny, I would appreciate a "heads up" briefing on what to expect etc. Thanks again for a great trip down memory lane.
Peter M. Madley <ppilet@aol.com>
Madison, NJ USA - Saturday, February 07, 1998 at 22:07:51 (PST)
Congratulations on a superb site!!! I have always been fac-
inated by submarines, and viewed your entire offering, which
took a while! Especially enjoyed the sub diagram, along with
descriptions of the various features within the boat. I was
on a carrier during peace time; pretty tame compared to your
experience! God Bless.

Gary Frost <gfrost@micron.net>
Boise, Id USA - Saturday, February 07, 1998 at 05:57:48 (PST)
Frank this is one awesome site. You have done outstanding with it. I served with the US Marines for 20 months in Vietnam. Far different than what you went through. But enjoyed the shell back section as I also went through the same kind of stuff on the way to Singapore while on the USS Debuque. I will be back to visit again.

Semper Fi,

Tom

Tom Williams <amgrunt@bigfoot.com>
Vermontville, Mi USA - Friday, February 06, 1998 at 10:11:44 (PST)
THANK YOU, Frank!!!
I've spent the past hour wandering through your life. I 'm in the generation behind you. I didn't serve but I have always respected those who did and have been interested in what they went through. Thank you for your service and thank you for these pages. I think I'll recommend them to our current Commander-in-Chief.

Dale Andrews <dandrews@midwest.net>
Decatur, IL USA - Thursday, February 05, 1998 at 16:17:18 (PST)
Served on the Spinax,Rasher,Rock,Nathanial Green
and Francis Scott Key. What a great Site, Memories
Memories. Give yourself another 4.0 Frank

Frank(Kris)Kringlie <frank@golf.hawthorne.nv.us>
Hawthorne, NV USA - Thursday, February 05, 1998 at 15:41:40 (PST)
Served on the Spinax,Rasher,Rock,Nathanial Green
and Francis Scott Key. What a great Site, Memories
Memories. Give yourself another 4.0 Frank

Frank(Kris)Kringlie <frank@golf.hawthorne.nv.us>
Hawthorne, NV USA - Thursday, February 05, 1998 at 15:40:53 (PST)
Served on USS Lionfish SS298 both war patrols.
Albert W. Schlueter <aws@choice.net>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Thursday, February 05, 1998 at 11:40:26 (PST)
I like it
James Lawton <JamesL54@aol.com>
Palm Bay, FL USA - Wednesday, February 04, 1998 at 13:33:37 (PST)
I don't know what you are looking for here, however, I would like to see how to find some of the guys on the USS Tinosa (SSN 606). I left in 1982 as a MM1(SS) for commerial nuclear power.
Ron Pennenga <etech20@gate.net>
Stuart, FL USA - Tuesday, February 03, 1998 at 19:25:13 (PST)
very nicely done
James Obu <->
-, - USA - Monday, February 02, 1998 at 15:11:59 (PST)
Good Web Site
Esker F McConnell <cosmic8@webtv.net>
San Bernardino, CA USA - Sunday, February 01, 1998 at 20:50:30 (PST)
Great Frank,
Very interested in subs in that I served aboard USS Nereus AS-17,USS Stickleback SS-415, Plank owner USS Ronquil SS-396 when recommisioned after Guppy conversion. Rode Ronquil from San Diego to Korea via Pearl, Chi Chi Jima & Yokuska. We were assigned to lifeguard duty off coast of Korea and went on patrol in Siberian waters.
keep up the good work. Have photos of Stickleback and Ronquil which I can copy if you can use them. Let me know via Email. "Take her down!" Regards Artie

Artie Schnapp <artschnapp@juno.com>
, USA - Sunday, February 01, 1998 at 04:55:38 (PST)
Great site!!!!! I love the music, really takes me back to many happy memories.
Thanks for sharing. M.P.

M. P. Richardson <mprichar@bellsouth.net>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 19:55:53 (PST)
HOW DID YOU SET GET THE MUSIC ADDED TO THIS? SWISH
PHIL SWISHER <swish33@cfu-cybernet.net>
CEDAR FALLS, IA USA - Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 18:09:50 (PST)
i live in connecticut,so am very familar with subs. ww2 vet uss jaccard de355, pacific duty. made a dive in uss chubb at subic bay philippines just after the war. wife and I go to our jaccard renunions every year. enjoyed this website.
paul abrahamian <margnpaul@aol.com>
newington, ct USA - Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 09:32:17 (PST)
Wow this thing really works!
Uwe Troove
USA - Friday, January 30, 1998 at 18:29:09 (PST)
USNA Class of 65
Skipper of USS Bluefish SSN 675 - 1981-1984

Captain Anson Burlingame <anson65@aol.com>
USA - Friday, January 30, 1998 at 17:33:06 (PST)
excelent page Frank. I served in DACE SSN 607 Julu 64 to Oct.69 Plank owner Flying Fish SSN 673 Spade fish SSN 668 and retired off L.Y. Spear 1 Nov.77
Dave Lockwood FTCS SS RET. <nhdal@aol.com>
Portsmouth, Va USA - Friday, January 30, 1998 at 11:12:30 (PST)
excelent page Ron. I served in DACE SSN 607 Julu 64 to Oct.69 Plank owner Flying Fish SSN 673 Spade fish SSN 668 and retired off L.Y. Spear 1 Nov.77
Dave Lockwood FTCS SS RET. <nhdal@aol.com>
Portsmouth, Va USA - Friday, January 30, 1998 at 10:56:06 (PST)
Surfed in from the Sea Robin. This is a great page.
Mike Cheel ex SK3 (SS) <im918ru@webtv.net>
Wendell, Id USA - Thursday, January 29, 1998 at 23:21:21 (PST)
wonderful job. i"ll come back often. served on 352,610B,608,621,703, 694, and 709. USN(RET) thanks!
Ross E. Knight <rosght@gowebway.com>
houston, tx USA - Wednesday, January 28, 1998 at 23:26:29 (PST)
hey grandpa1!!!!!!!! cool page!
malcolm toon <mtoon@cs.oberlin.edu>
USA - Wednesday, January 28, 1998 at 19:48:33 (PST)
I'm the son of Howard R. Maple, who served on the Blenny
during WWII. I just watched a program on the rescue of the
crew of the Squalus in 1939, thought of my Dad, called my
Mom and had a chance to learn a little more about what his
experiences must have been like. Now I'm going to explore
your page and see what else I can learn!

Ed Maple <emaple@ix.netcom.com>
San Jose, CA USA - Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 23:25:57 (PST)
GREAT SITE.LOVE IT
JOSEPH VELLA <JOLYNNE240@AOL.COM>
BKLYN, NY USA - Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 19:58:11 (PST)
thanks for the site!
Keren Ora Admoni <rikarman@dialdata.com.br>
So Paulo, SP Brazil - Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 06:22:08 (PST)
USS ROCK SSR274 --- 1957 TO 1959
D. SCOTT HENDRICKS <WUZFUZ@IX.NETCOM.COM>
AGUA DULCE, CA USA - Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 05:13:29 (PST)
Frank,
Looks like the Guestbook is working again.

Ed Hiltenbrandt <edhilten@email.msn.com>
Coos Bay , OR USA - Monday, January 26, 1998 at 13:01:28 (PST)
I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A FAN OF THE SILENT SERVICE. THANKS FOR A TOUR OF THE BOAT
GUY LEBEL <kidkodak@nbnet.nb.ca>
ST BASILE , N.B. CANADA - Thursday, January 08, 1998 at 18:36:45 (PST)
Never served, but have the greatest respect for all
those who have.My father , Eugene Blum flew a B-17
in W.W. 2


JOHN A. BLUM <JOHNBHRT@PRODIGY.CM>
USA - Wednesday, January 07, 1998 at 23:44:10 (PST)
Good job Frank and a pleasure to wander through the past with you. Look for you on the BBS. (480,624,563)
Gary Cox MM1(SS) DBFer <frogger@transport.com>
Milwaukie, OR USA - Monday, January 05, 1998 at 19:25:46 (PST)
Great page ,really enjoyed reading the stories and seeing the pictures.
Keep up the great work
Steve exMM1(SS)

steve woodside <szuki@bellatlantic.net>
Hatboro, Pa USA - Monday, January 05, 1998 at 14:08:05 (PST)
STS1 (ss), USS Chicago (SSN 721) and USS Bremerton (SSN 698)
Chandies Williamson <chandies@hotmail.com>
Diamond Bar, CA USA - Monday, January 05, 1998 at 14:03:51 (PST)
STS1 (ss), USS Chicago (SSN 721) and USS Bremerton (SSN 698)
Chandies <Williamson>
Diamond Bar, CA USA - Monday, January 05, 1998 at 14:03:29 (PST)
Frank,
Great page! One of the best I've come across out of the many submarine pages that are out there. I retired as an MMCS(SS/SW) after 21 years. Served on USS Tirante (SS-420, USS Thomas A. Edison (SSBN-610 Blue), USS Will Rogers (SSBN-659 Blue), USS Trepang (SSN-674), and sub tender USS Simon Lake (AS-33). Ya can't beat sub sailors! B.R.

B.R. Barbee <beebarbee@mediaone.net>
Arlington, MA USA - Monday, January 05, 1998 at 13:02:22 (PST)
Back for my second visit Frank...a real super job, ya gotta
be proud......I served on the USS ROCK SSR-274 and USS Snook SSN-592 late fifties and early sixties....didahdit
jh

Jack Hester ex-RM1(SS) <snook592@erols.com>
Chaptico, md USA - Monday, January 05, 1998 at 07:50:08 (PST)
Great page Frank. Will be back again.
exTunny SSG 58-61.

Dennis Splane <dsplane@worldnet.att.net>
Grapevine, Tx USA - Monday, January 05, 1998 at 04:58:17 (PST)
Every time I come back, you've added something. I heard scutttlebutt that you're finished with your site. Bet you aren't. Great job, Frank.
Thanks,
Myron

Myron Howard <andrew@hal-pc.org>
Kingwood, TX USA - Sunday, January 04, 1998 at 20:31:38 (PST)
Frank, Congratulations on a job well done. This is a terrific page. It's going to be fun going through all the great items you have.
See you on Rons BBS.
Take er Deep

Joe Roche <roche@usa.mercedes-benz.com>
Pearl River, NY USA - Sunday, January 04, 1998 at 18:37:08 (PST)
Frank, I Love IT! Terrific web site. You have done yourself proud, cousin!
Ed & Phyllis Greif <egaco@aol.com>
Wichita, KS USA - Sunday, January 04, 1998 at 18:17:30 (PST)
Frank,
A very well designed web site. I enjoyed it all. Good job mate. j.w. haley USS Skate (SSN 578)

J.W. Haley <joaley@aol.com>
Nashville, Tn USA - Sunday, January 04, 1998 at 18:12:05 (PST)
Frank,
A very well designed web site. I enjoyed it all. Good job mate. j.w. haley USS Skate (SSN 578)

J.W. Haley <joaley@aol.com>
Nashville, Tn USA - Sunday, January 04, 1998 at 18:11:55 (PST)
Frank,
A very well designed web site. I enjoyed it all. Good job mate. j.w. haley USS Skate (SSN 578)

J.W. Haley <joaley@aol.com>
Nashville, Tn USA - Sunday, January 04, 1998 at 18:11:44 (PST)
You have created a fantastic web site. One that I'm definately going to return to often. Recently I found an old friend that I lost track of 10 yrs ago that made several WWII war patrols. His name is Lou Smeykal, he is 89 yrs old and can tell some sea stories. His wife of 60 yrs goes by the name Boots and is one of the neatest ladies I've ever been blessed to meet. I mailed yesterday a packet of Sub Humor, and a couple of pages from several old boat web sites to entice him to either loan some of his albums to me or record via cassette, anything just so long as he is exposed for what he really is, a remarkable man who is history such as yourself and I extend all due respects to both of you........I'm an ex DBF'er from 69-77 and have seen some hair raising times but NOTHING to compare with you Old Boat Sailors......I shall return, regardless of what she says//PEP
Paul E. Perris aka PEP <spike1@humboldt1.com>
McKinleyville, CA USA - Sunday, January 04, 1998 at 00:13:28 (PST)
Having qualified on Diesel Boats, and served on them almost exclusively, I would like to thank you for your good work in putting your site together. USS Chivo SS341/USS TrumpetFish SS425/USS Volador SS490
jeffrey stoops <JDStoops@concentric.net>
Pittsburg, CA USA - Saturday, January 03, 1998 at 06:48:21 (PST)
Thanks, my service was during the "cold" war but the comments on friends and depending on all always held true.
Bob Gawe MM2(SS) <RWG139>
Bridgewater, Ct USA - Saturday, January 03, 1998 at 03:45:50 (PST)
Hello from your TWO daughters in Alaska. I was showing big sister around your home page, but I can't find the link to the "things you sorely missed during the war". The link that shows you guys at mail call, and eating fruit, and the kissing lips. Where is this located? Terry really enjoyed your site--guess she'll get a browser lesson from me so she can look at the rest of your pages while I'm at work. Maybe she'll find the kissing lips on her own! Love, Me and Terry
Martha Toon
USA - Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 23:46:11 (PST)
finally!
terry toon <toonster@pobox.alaska.net>
juneau, ak USA - Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 23:15:20 (PST)
Frank;

Thank you for a job well done!

We're at the library and have to look at everything in parts because our time is limited on the computer (30 minute time limit and only one computer). Vicki and Russ are down and showed us how to get on the information superhighway. Kennon however is still looking for the on-ramp. Hope all is well for you. Have a great new year.
see you in Albuquerque (don't think spelled that right, looks funny.)
Great job! Morrell

Morrell Hatt
Zephyrhills, FL USA - Monday, December 29, 1997 at 10:59:17 (PST)
Frank;

Thank you for a job well done!

We're at the library and have to look at everything in parts because our time is limited on the computer (30 minute time limit and only one computer). Vicki and Russ are down and showed us how to get on the information superhighway. Kennon however is still looking for the on-ramp. Hope all is well for you. Have a great new year.
see you in Albuquerque (don't think spelled that right, looks funny.)
Great job! Morrell

Morrell Hatt
Zephyrhills, FL USA - Monday, December 29, 1997 at 10:57:17 (PST)
WE LOVE YOUR WEBSITE !
TAMI & IAN TOON <TTOON@GOMBI-NET.COM>
MEMPHIS, TN USA - Monday, December 29, 1997 at 07:03:34 (PST)
EXCELLENT!!! I SPENT SOME TIME ON SS405 SEA OWL AND SSBN525 HENRY CLAY.
GEORGE WYNNYCKY <TTPICK4@AOL.COM>
TAMARAC, FL USA - Sunday, December 28, 1997 at 17:08:37 (PST)
Been here many time's, Frank .. and each time is better and better. You have done yourself proud, and it gos without saying, you have done a great service for the "SILENT SERVICE".
Am in the process of getting information on my Boat CHARR SS328, and would hope to be able to do, half as well as your page.
R Samson DBFer

Ramon Samson <rsamson@azwest.net>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Saturday, December 27, 1997 at 16:41:13 (PST)
Back again after a visit about six weeks ago. Too much to take in on one run. Terrific site you have here, Frank! Is nostalgia the correct feeling? You have done well with showing what a great submarine & crew did in the Pacific during trying times. I'll be back for more of the "tour". Thanks for the privledge!
Roy Ator <sub420@mindless.com>
Lipan, TX USA - Friday, December 26, 1997 at 20:23:52 (PST)
I'm very proud to be a Blenny Plank Owner and having been aboard for all four patrols. Your well-done pages bring back great memories. Thank you, Frank. Now some 54 years later, I also thank you for your encouragement and help as I attempt to Qualify for Computers! Dave
David K. Callow <dbcallow@pacbell.net>
Oceanside, CA USA - Sunday, December 21, 1997 at 11:49:06 (PST)
Just surfin and found your page, Retired RMCM(SS)....
Paul E. Walker <walker@sheltonlink.com>
Caruthersville, MO USA - Saturday, December 20, 1997 at 13:38:57 (PST)
EMC(SS/DSV) Retired
USS Threadfin (SS 410) Key West
USS Segundo (SS 398) San Diego
USS Gudgeon (SS567) San Diego
Trieste II (DSV-1) San Diego

Larry J. Porter <ljporter@juno.com>
Sanford, TX USA - Saturday, December 20, 1997 at 07:43:15 (PST)
Thanks for your service, and your excellent website. Dick Dietz (Swordfish SSN579/Queenfish SSN651/Vallejo SSBN658/L.Mendel Rivers SSN686)
Richard (Dick) Dietz <ddietz@worldnet.att.net>
Port St. Lucie, FL USA - Monday, December 15, 1997 at 17:44:35 (PST)
USS Halibut SS(G)N 587,
USS Gudgeon SS 567
USS Sargo SSN 583
USS Gato SSN 615
15 years Nuclear Shift Test Engineer at former Mare Island Naval Shipyard. (This allowed me to stay with those black boats and even more so, work with the sub sailors).
After the closing of Mare Island, I was picked up by the Air Force (the have a nuclear reactor at McClellan AFB)And I'm still with the Sub Sailors!! The crew of about 40 or so, is about two-thirds former sub sailors.
Great pages Frank

Harold P. Egbert Jr. (Hal) <hpe@community.net>
Vallejo, Ca USA - Monday, December 15, 1997 at 10:46:52 (PST)
FRANK IT'S A GREAT PAGE. BUT AS A EX BOAT SAILOR IT EXPECT GREAT. SERVED ON ANGLER, TIGRONE, CARP, JALLAO, COBBLER, ENTEMDOR, PIPER
FRANK HILL EMC-SS <retired@smithville.net>
FRENCH LICK, IN USA - Sunday, December 14, 1997 at 12:21:45 (PST)
Merry Christmas Dad! I enjoyed the new stuff. Love, Martha
Martha Toon <toonster@pobox.alaska.net>
Juneau, AK USA - Sunday, December 14, 1997 at 12:19:08 (PST)
this is great
Che <nothing>
lafayette, la USA - Thursday, December 11, 1997 at 07:21:01 (PST)
Thanks for sharing the memories! ("and the Red River Valley" :-)
Ronnie Hiatt <oldsteel@bellsouth.net>
Springfield, TN USA - Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 20:25:07 (PST)
Just checking up, Frank. I like to visit the good sites to see what's been added. Keep it up, you're doing well. I especially enjoyed the poem about the Old Soldier.
Bob Harrison <rharrison001@sprintmail.com>
Greenfield, IN USA - Thursday, December 04, 1997 at 13:15:05 (PST)
Great job, Frank! Wish all the subvets were online so they could see what you're doing. You're one in a million and I'm so glad you're part of "my" Blenny family. Take Care. Vicki.
P.S. Since you know I'm new to this, I'll go ahead and ask a really dumb question. (Heavy on the dumb. . .) What is "URL" on this sign in sheet? Educate me, my friend.

Vicki Weiler <vrweiler@voyager.net>
Vermontville, MI USA - Tuesday, December 02, 1997 at 17:32:59 (PST)
I was on the Bashaw (241), Breem (243), and the George C. Marshall (654) FTB1SS. My brother Charles, was on the Blenny and the Seawolf (576). Thanks for the great web page. Dave
David Starratt <spatris@spatris.com>
Southboro, MA USA - Saturday, November 29, 1997 at 18:29:10 (PST)
John Votrobek's grandchild
David Blazek <coolguy@texas.net>
Kingwood, TX USA - Saturday, November 29, 1997 at 12:56:39 (PST)
I must say, this page has so many excellant features i'm jealous. Keep up the good work.
Jerry Uffelman - USS Queenfish Homepage
PS: USS Queenfish is planning a reunion, see my homepage.

Jerry Uffelman <jeruff@quiknet.com>
Sacramento, CA USA - Friday, November 28, 1997 at 18:50:34 (PST)
Frank, enjoyed your memory page. Will print and take to Burch at
Christmas time to share with your 32nd cousin. C.

chensgen <chensgen@cks,org>
USA - Friday, November 28, 1997 at 11:28:33 (PST)
SERVED ONBOARD AND QUALIFIED 1956-1960,OCT.1960 TO 1968 NUCS. WAS AT OCEAN CITY ,MD. ON LAST DIVE..WITH 3 OTHER SHIPMATES HEATER.KODGER,BURKHART. HAVE LOTS OF MEMORIES, ALL GOOD. I WOULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN. BELONG TO SUB VETS NORTH JERSEY.. USS LING(SS-297) WHICH IS A MEMORIAL IN WATER AND WILL BE MOVED TO THE STATUE OF LIBERTY PARK WHEN DOCK IS COMPLETED ALONG WITH THE USS NEW JERSEY WHICH WE ARE FIGHTING TO HAVE IT RETURNED.
ROBERT J. KERTES TM2(SS)
PISCATAWAY, NJ USA - Tuesday, November 25, 1997 at 13:14:34 (PST)
Submarines fascinates me. I like to collect submarines photos
and to play in all computer_games of submarine simulators.

You must be a special person to serve on a submarine. It must be thrilling !

Jack Flash <tech@actcom.co.il>
Haifa, Israel - Friday, November 21, 1997 at 18:36:43 (PST)
Quiet an adventure to tour your site!! You made me feel younger.
Hope that I can learn to do some of this neat site construction someday.
Seems that they are always "under construction"! Keep up the good work.
Better reading than many history books.

Roy Ator <sub420@mindless.com>
Lipan, TX USA - Saturday, November 15, 1997 at 08:58:31 (PST)
My father was a China hand with the Asiatic Fleet in the S-36 from 1930-32 and on the Canopus before that. He finished his hitch in 1934 after 2 yearsd on Lexington and Saratoga. I have many pics he took during that time.
Larry Coursey <lecoursey@hughes.net>
Palmdale, CA USA - Friday, November 14, 1997 at 18:05:03 (PST)
I served as an ETR-2(SS) aboard the Blenny 28Mar63 to 3Feb65. Intend to dive the boat next summer. Any old buddies out there????
Leon (Lee) Figliuolo <leefig@aol.com>
Greenville, DE USA - Wednesday, November 12, 1997 at 18:02:28 (PST)
I was an crewmember of the 0-19.
siem spruijt <sspruijt@pi.net>
leerdam, the netherlands - Wednesday, November 12, 1997 at 10:12:56 (PST)
My Father is Wes Wesala and I had met you and your wife previously on a vacation several years ago.
You did a wonderful job with this website! Thanks. I'm printing it out for my
Dad!

Denise Wesalainen <denisew@fbma.com>
Redwood City, CA USA - Monday, November 10, 1997 at 15:22:39 (PST)
I was an ET2(SS) on the Blenny '68 - '69 (decom in Philly)
Retired in '86 as ETCS(SS) and am now building a WAN for Strategic Systems Programs (SSP - the TRIDENT folks)

Bill Brown <bill_brown@ssp.navy.mil>
Arlington, VA USA - Thursday, November 06, 1997 at 12:16:52 (PST)
Most interestingf site. Worked for the US Navy for 30 years. During these 30 some odd years worked on various torpedoes as an Electronic Mech. Most of my to time was at Keport Naval Torpedoe Station Keyport, Wash. and Bangor Ammunition Depot Bangor, Wash.
Al Reid <tsl@hurricane.net>
Kingston, Wn USA - Sunday, November 02, 1997 at 23:14:44 (PST)
I was't old enough for WWII but I served in the Navy and finished my tour on a Destroyer at Pearl Harbor. Had a lot of good friends in the Sub Service. Good luck and keep up the good work.
Don Eckenrode <confinancial@webtv.net>
Pearl City, HI USA - Thursday, October 30, 1997 at 23:38:34 (PST)
I think this is a great idea. I enjoyed your info very much. Keep up the good work.
Don Eckenrode <confinancial@webtv.net>
Pearl City, HI USA - Thursday, October 30, 1997 at 23:28:18 (PST)
Hello Again Dad! I am one of your best fans. I think that your home page is superb, and you keep adding more interesting things! You put me to shame, because I don't know how to do any of that great stuff and I love computers, too! Thank you for sharing all these memories--it's not every kid who gets to visit their dad's web site every other day. I'm very proud of you. Love, Martha
Martha Toon <toonster@pobox.alaska.net>
Juneau, AK USA - Monday, October 27, 1997 at 21:11:20 (PST)
They have an old sub, "Skipjack" available for tours our here in San Francisco.
I am retired USAF, Vietnam era. Your web page looks good. Do you program it yourself?

John

John Hayden <jjhayden@pacbell.net>
Sunnyvale, CA USA - Monday, October 27, 1997 at 17:47:11 (PST)
Hello Frank,

What a great personal insight of WW II boats and the lives
of the crew. I got to web page and couldn't leave. At your
next reunion send my regards and thanks to your fellow
shipmates, especially for their contributions. As fellow
submariner, I served as a sonarman on the USS Flasher
(SSN613)form 1976-80 and the USS Guardfish (SSN612)from
1980-82. I got kick out of your comment "The Russians are
coming". There's no way any of my sea stories could compare
to yours and your shipmates, but if your interested I'll be
glad to write a few lines. I wish all the best and thanks
once again for my history lesson.

Best regards,

Ron 'RoboUmp' Roberts (former STS1/SS)

Ron Roberts <roboump@pacbell.net>
San Jose, CA USA - Saturday, October 25, 1997 at 10:13:39 (PDT)
To all my USS COD Shipmates....GOD BLESS YOU ALL ! Frank...How's you love life?
Johnie P. Baker, Gunner's Mate III <http:Jrbaker69@aol.com>
Fishers, IN USA - Saturday, October 25, 1997 at 08:35:44 (PDT)
Just cruising through!

Tom Jordan <tomj@flash.net>
Dallas, TX USA - Monday, October 20, 1997 at 10:09:53 (PDT)
Hi Dad! This continues to be lots of fun--even though I'm not one of those guys or gals who served, it makes me feel like I was there. I checked out the COD rescue, what great pictures! I liked what you guys did for the junk--loaded her up with American food and let her go her way. Was there really a white dog on board? And why did a "volunteer" prisoner come aboard? He was grinning from ear to ear! And the funny things that you all missed while at sea, highlighted on the Aug 14 page. The fruit, mail, and ????. I guess a sense of humor was a must to get you through all of that! Keep up the great work--your page is excellent! Love, your daughter in Alaska.
Martha Toon <toonster@pobox.alaska.net>
Juneau, AK USA - Sunday, October 19, 1997 at 10:40:00 (PDT)
Great job, Frank!!
Steve Day <s_day@lanl.gov>
Santa Fe, NM USA - Thursday, October 16, 1997 at 11:37:10 (PDT)
Your page is getting better every time I look at it. Good luck from one Blenny sailor to another.
Al

Al Rieboldt <ChoseJesus@aol.com>
Auburn, Wa USA - Thursday, October 16, 1997 at 10:20:49 (PDT)
gREAT SITE. i LOVE IT.
jOE

Joe Most <JMost1213@aol.com>
Ft.Pierce, Fl. USA - Thursday, October 16, 1997 at 09:42:29 (PDT)
SUPERB job Frank...one of the best pages I've seen.

I spent a few years in the 8-Ball Squadron with Blenny while serving aboard USS Sea Robin. during the 60's.

Again BZ...well done! ----Paul Roggemann ex ETN2(SS)

Paul Roggemann <buy_out@ibm.net>
Hopewell Jct., NY USA - Thursday, October 16, 1997 at 07:31:30 (PDT)
I really enjoyed the memories of your shipmates. I keep coming back to see what's new.
Thanks,
Myron

Myron Howard <andrew@hal-pc.org>
Kingwood, TX USA - Monday, October 13, 1997 at 10:16:59 (PDT)
Hi Dad! I think your website is great! I had the sound on my computer turned off the last time I checked it out, and this time I turned it on! I like the music and the little cartoon graphics! I'll keep checking it out! Love, Daughter #3.
Martha Toon <toonster@pobox.alaska.net>
Juneau, AK USA - Saturday, October 11, 1997 at 11:14:58 (PDT)
Been reading Blenny stories for a while now. Thanks for the sea stories.
Jim Anderson <jander5772@aol.com>
Central Pt., Or USA - Saturday, October 11, 1997 at 00:55:20 (PDT)
Nice site. I'll be back for a longer look later

Dennis Murphy ex IC2(SS) <domurph@ibm.net>
Third Lake, IL USA - Friday, October 10, 1997 at 11:28:46 (PDT)
Great job Frank . My most memorable time was when we left Subic Bay with two Tenders and twenty one Boats and on countdown , everyone turned on running lights. This was a very emotional expierience, as I had never seen lighted ships at sea. Keep up the good work 10/09 97.
Howard D. Eckhart
Lancaster, Pa.GSA - Friday, October 10, 1997 at 11:28:46 (PDT)
Great job Frank . My most memorable time was when we left Subic Bay with two Tenders and twenty one Boats and on countdown , everyone turned on running lights. This was a very emotional expierience, as I had never seen lighted ships at sea. Keep up the good work 10/09 97.
Howard D. Eckhart
Lancaster, Pa.GreatPa. job Fran USA - Friday, October 10, 1997 at 10:12:11 (PDT)
Great job Frank . My most memorable time was when we left Subic Bay with two Tenders and twenty one Boats and on countdown , everyone turned on running lights. This was a very emotional expierience, as I had never seen lighted ships at sea. Keep up the good work 10/09 97.
Howard D. Eckhart
Lancaster, Pa.GreatPa. job Fran USA - Friday, October 10, 1997 at 10:07:05 (PDT)
Just transiting thru on the net!!
Richard Reichner,TMC(SS)Ret. <rreich@pacbell.net>
San Diego, CA USA - Thursday, October 09, 1997 at 18:29:11 (PDT)
Great site to visit. Thank you.
Charley Anderson <cgusander@juno.com>
Gulf Breeze, FL USA - Thursday, October 09, 1997 at 13:32:35 (PDT)
Great site!
Dick Sellers ex IC1(SS)

Richard C. Sellers <dsellers@clipper.net>
Elmire, OR USA - Thursday, October 09, 1997 at 13:10:28 (PDT)
One of the best submarine pages on the web!
My hat is off to you and all of your WWII shipmates for the job you all did!
Best,
Mickey Wehmeyer
ex MMC(SS)
SSBN 611B & SSN665

Mickey Wehmeyer <mmcss@hotmail.com>
Vancouver, WWA USA - Thursday, October 09, 1997 at 12:59:37 (PDT)

Great show Frank, you must be proud......didahdit
jh

Jack Hester x-RM1(SS) <hesterj@ncr.disa.mil>
Chaptico, MD USA - Thursday, October 09, 1997 at 10:33:17 (PDT)

Great show Frank, you must be proud......didahdit
jh

Jack Hester x-RM1(SS) <hesterj@ncr.disa.mil>
Chaptico, MD USA - Thursday, October 09, 1997 at 10:28:39 (PDT)
Very interesting page.
Dave Ritter <ritter@itis.com>
Stoughton, WI USA - Wednesday, October 08, 1997 at 08:33:05 (PDT)
Does anyone remember my Grandfather Albert Williams? Would like
to hear from you!

Amy Frentheway <amyrose10@juno.com>
kalamazoo, MI USA - Monday, October 06, 1997 at 18:51:13 (PDT)
Frank: You created an outstanding page. The history is phenominal. As a WWII buff, I truly enjoyed your site. I will be visiting it frequently.
Thanks

Capt Larry Harris <LBHarris@webtv.net>
Santa Clarita, CA USA - Sunday, October 05, 1997 at 23:38:49 (PDT)
Still think it's a ko-ink-ee-dink both Frank Toons were in the Navy in 1945 and didn't know it.
Mike Toon <tubbytwo@quik.com>
Burbank, CA USA - Saturday, October 04, 1997 at 10:56:31 (PDT)
Great personal web page. Wondered how to do one for myself. Thank you for the fun of seeing yourself.
Evelyn <oilstick@webtv.net>
Buellton, CA USA - Friday, October 03, 1997 at 11:40:23 (PDT)
THEY GAVE SO MUCH FOR US AND IN RETURN, THEY REALLY ASKED FOR VERY LITTLE FOR THE PRICE THAT WAS PAID. TOO BAD SO MANY TODAY CAN'T DO THE SAME.

T/SGT. USAF RET.

ROBERT LONGDON <MM2000@WEBTV.NET>
LANCASTER, CA USA - Friday, October 03, 1997 at 00:32:00 (PDT)
Very nice page. I am a ww2 buff and enjoy very much seeing photos of the men and machines of that time in action. I wish more
thought to the preservation of our heritage had been given, vs.
filling up the scrapper's yards. Thanks.

Craig Via <cev@rev.net>
Roanoke, Va. USA - Thursday, October 02, 1997 at 15:07:33 (PDT)
Great page, Frank !!!
Well Done.

Ed Ferris
Silverdale, WA USA - Thursday, October 02, 1997 at 12:36:24 (PDT)
Great page, Frank !!!
Well Done.

Ed Ferris
Silverdale, WA USA - Thursday, October 02, 1997 at 12:36:10 (PDT)
Great information & teaching tool
Will definitly show this to my Mother

Susan Shade <InTheShade@webtv.net>
Long Beach, Ca USA - Thursday, October 02, 1997 at 10:10:42 (PDT)
Thank you for sharing your memories with all of us who have found you. But most importantly thank you for standing so tall for our blessed country and preserving our freedom.
Barbara Taylor <btmeigs@WebTV.Net>
Santa Ana , CA USA - Thursday, October 02, 1997 at 09:22:35 (PDT)
haven't read anything yet, but based on first page looks like i'm going to smile a lot, shed a tear or two, and relive some wonderful memories. thanks.
howard germain <germ@webtv.net>
santa barbara, ca USA - Thursday, October 02, 1997 at 07:11:16 (PDT)
Very interesting idea Frank. I was not in the Submarine Service, but in the A.A.C. (1st.Air Force) Anti-Submarine Comd.covering the entire Eastern seaboard during the early stages of WWII.
Helmut Berger <crispy75@webtv.net>
Yountville , ca USA - Thursday, October 02, 1997 at 05:55:07 (PDT)
I'm singing before I've time to completely go thru but it is marvelous so far and I will be finishing looking. Was discharged l950 destroyer duty, no active duty, age 68 going on 35, keep in contact.


Scott O. Stout <stouthearted@webtv.net>
Hyner, pa USA - Thursday, October 02, 1997 at 05:43:51 (PDT)
This should prove to be very interesting, since I am a resident & member of the Veterans Home of Calif, located in NAPA Valley wine country.What does URL stand for & what should be put in that box?
Helmut Berger <Crispy75@webtv.net>
Yountville , ca USA - Thursday, October 02, 1997 at 04:55:39 (PDT)
To: USS Blenny Web Master

This a great page; a 4.0 work of art for a 4.0 boat. I know one of your crew members; John R. Sicking. He has told me many stories of his patrols and one in particular when you guys went to 700 feet during a depth charging! I'll have to get his rate and EMail it to you. I plan to copy the home page and send it to him since he is not on the InterNet.

I toured the USS Cod and am a "member" of the crew. I served aboard the USS Casimir Pulaski SSB(N) 633 Gold and qualified on the boat. I trained on the old boats during submarine school and was a Bottom Sitter.

Thanks for the good work. I am sure John appreciates it very much.

Green Board,
Paul Mellon (SS)

Paul Mellon <pmellon@goodnews.net>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Wednesday, October 01, 1997 at 18:07:00 (PDT)
YOU HAVE A GREAT PAGE FRANK. SINCE YOU AND I SERVED TOGETHER YOU HAVE COME UP WITH MATERIAL VERY INTERESTING TO ME. IT IS GREAT TO GO OVER THE PAGE.
J R VOTROBEK JR <J.VOTROBEK1>
WINDSOR, CO USA - Friday, September 26, 1997 at 11:40:27 (PDT)
YOU HAVE A GREAT PAGE FRANK. SINCE YOU AND I SERVED TOGETHER YOU HAVE COME UP WITH MATERIAL VERY INTERESTING TO ME. IT IS GREAT TO GO OVER THE PAGE.
J R VOTROBEK JR
WINDSOR, CO USA - Friday, September 26, 1997 at 11:38:46 (PDT)
YOU HAVE A GREAT PAGE FRANK. SINCE YOU AND I SERVED TOGETHER YOU HAVE COME UP WITH MATERIAL VERY INTERESTING TO ME. IT IS GREAT TO GO OVER THE PAGE.
J R VOTROBEK JR
WINDSOR, CO USA - Friday, September 26, 1997 at 11:31:10 (PDT)
SERVED AUG 1955 NOV 1956
JOHN BRODERICK
EXETER, NH USA - Friday, September 26, 1997 at 03:30:40 (PDT)
I'm a former crew member of the USS Sperry (AS-12) and the USS Pomfret (SS-391) while serving in the USN from 12/52 - 12/56 as an Electricians Mate and ended my "hitch" as an EM 1. I was let to your site through my contacts with the USS Sperry. I to now look back on those days in the Navy as the ads state; "an adventure".
Frank E. Triplett <frank@netradio.net>
Mpls., MN USA - Thursday, September 25, 1997 at 08:04:13 (PDT)
Frank,
You've got a great page, informative, colorful, (after some corrections on my part) and interesting. It's nice to know that some of us Navy vets are keeping our memories alive.
Bob Harrison

Bob Harrison <rharrison001@sprintmail.com>
Greenfield, IN USA - Wednesday, September 24, 1997 at 16:43:46 (PDT)
Iserved aborad Blenny from 1961-1965 as a QM3 it was nice to see pictures of the old boat.Thanks Frank.
Bob Greco <blg1@cnilink.com>
DeBary, fl USA - Wednesday, September 24, 1997 at 10:13:44 (PDT)
Iserved aboard Blenny from 1961-1965 it is nice to see pictures of the old boat.By the way I was a QM3
Bob Greco <blg1@cnilink.com>
DeBary, fl USA - Wednesday, September 24, 1997 at 10:06:27 (PDT)
Iserved aboard Blenny from 1961-1965 it is nice to see pictures of the old boat.By the way I was a QM3
Bob Greco <blg1@cnilink.com>
DeBary, fl USA - Wednesday, September 24, 1997 at 10:04:04 (PDT)
long time ago, I was surprised to see her again. It was my first of many and I qualified on her. Thanks for the memories Frank
Jim Albertin <fivej@aol.com>
Royston, Ga USA - Tuesday, September 23, 1997 at 20:49:25 (PDT)
Frank, Page is great! I served on the Blenny from April '61
to March '62. R. J Goulds was the Captain. After earning by
Dolphins I transfered to nuclear power school. I will never
forget the great shipmates of the Blenny. I have kept her
picture on the wall of my den. I went on to serve on the
HADDO SSN 604.
Thanks for the opportunity to say Hi. Tom

Tom Rush <tomrush@ibm.net>
Tucson, AZ USA - Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 19:08:20 (PDT)
I too, served in the submarine fleet. I was aboard the USS Ronquil, SS396. I was proud to serve and enjoyed almost every minute of it. Thanks for the memory.
Jerry Clark <jecla@aol.com>
Spokane, wa USA - Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 20:12:20 (PDT)
Nice site. Thanks for your efforts.
Dene

Dene Rogers <gphysics@tscnet.com>
USA - Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 13:41:05 (PDT)
Frank,
Added this Guestbook to the page and think it is running OK

Ed Hiltenbrandt
USA - Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 10:11:33 (PDT)
Coos Bay, OR USA - Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 08:52:23 (PDT)