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P O. Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465

Updated: Monday, 16 July 2012 08:00


Gertrude Check: Before political correctness, a  universal navy term for requesting an underwater telephone check with another boat or skimmer

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I Am The American Sailor (video)

by Ernest Borgnine (an ex-sailor) with the Navy Band.

(Posted 7-15-2012)

Dated, but still appropriate to recognize those you have and are serving our country, and especially those who gave the supreme Sacrifice.



July General Membership Meeting
(Posted 7-15-2012)


On Saturday, July 14th at the Keyport Undersea Museum, Guest Speaker Bill Galvani gave a crowd of 25 or 30 a very interesting educational presentation on "Presidents in Submarines"  He started off with a few questions that we mostly got right.  An easy one was "which president was actually qualified in submarines?", to a much harder one, "which was the first president to submerge in a submarine".  Bill also added many more historical facts to his subject.


Vice Commander Steve Corcoran arranged this meeting with doughnuts and coffee to boot. Thank You Steve and Bill.



Veterans Life July 2012

World War II Submarine Veterans fade into history, intentionally 

(Good Read, Robbie Robertson & Fred Borgmann interviewed)

(Updated 6-28-12)


For many World War II submarine veterans the end of an era will occur in September 2012 when the United States Submarine Veterans of World War II will end its charter and vanish into the waters of history.

The organization had its earliest beginnings in 1955 when founding member Bud Trimble and other submarine veterans organized a national convention in Atlantic City in September of 1955.

The group then incorporated in 1956 in New Jersey and after multiple attempts received its federal charter in 1981 during the Reagan administration.  Read it all



Welcome Aboard a New Member

(Posted 7-9-2012)


During the Fathoms of Fun Parade, believe Wayne Sieckoski recruited Doug Mather into the base. Doug served in Tang, Sturgeon, Lewis & Clark, George C Marshall, Queenfish and Bremerton.  Doug,welcome aboard! (Sure would like your e-mail ad (ed))


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Monthly Meetings, 3rd Tue, 1900 at FRA 29

521 National Ave, Bremerton,

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Base Scholarship Chairman Announces Raffle Prize Donors and Winners

(Posted 7-12-2012)

Bremerton Base Awards Eight $1000 Scholarships

(Posted 6-20-2012)


Photo by Dennis Nardone


Last evening, Tuesday, June 19th, eight $1000 scholarships were presented to eight  deserving graduating high school seniors and continuing collage students.  Six were present for the presentation.  Scholarship Chair John Gardner and Base Cdr Jim DeMott presided.


The major $300 raffle winner was drawn and will be contacted  Other prizes will be drawn this week. More to follow.






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U S Submarine Veterans NEWS (LINK)


      Contact point and job discription for Chief Operating Officer/Curator, CAVALLA FOUNDATION

      Retraction of POC 2012-060. Correct information for all Shipmates

      Support the suppliers with 2012 Logo licenses

      Kings Bay Memorial Service

      Help save our Heritage!

      2012 Scholarship Awardees

      Paul Wittmer's SVWWII website homeport change
 A Submariner 4th of July on Internet Radio

      Happy Independence Day

      Welcome Aboard to the new USS Growler Internet Base!

      USS Miami Fire update
      Do you have stories relating to SUBSAFE?
      The USSVI National Election is underway
      Is the Clamagore history?

      For our WWII Shipmates

      60 Years Of Stuff We Can't Talk About

Other News of Interest to Submariners

Below are quick links to articles that may be interest on the back page

NCIS Offers Reward For Shipyard Fire Information

Sub Forces Leader: Stress Integrity To Combat Recent Failures

American Submariners USSVI Olympic Peninsula Base News

US Prepares For Possible Clash With Iran In Strait Of Hormuz

USS Nevada Returns From Patrol

Navy To Probe Death Of Two Sailors In Submarine Exercise

HMCS Victoria Arrives in Pearl Harbor for RIMPAC Exercises

Bits n' Bytes

WWII DIESEL BOAT ERA (A Great Read, added images))

U.S. Submarine Fire Review Board Set Up

U.S. Submarine Fire Review Board Set Up

USS Chicago Visits Yokosuka During Western Pacific Deployment

CNO: More Ships Deploy To Meet Growing Missions

Tell us: Do you want the Navy out of your personal life?

50th Anniversary of Loss of THRESHER

Russian Ships Take Part In US-Hosted Pacific Exercise For First Time

US Submarine Docks In Subic

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