2013 USSVI Calendar 'The Victors" available to
by: Pat Householder on 7/17/2012
This calendar honors the World War II U.S.
submariners and their boats.
In World War II American submarines spent 31,571
days on patrol in the Pacific, attacking 4,112
Japanese controlled merchant ships with 14,748
torpedoes, which resulted in the sinking of
1,152.5 vessels, totaling 4,859,634 gross tons,
or an average of 329.5 tons for every torpedo
The loss dates for all U.S. submarines sunk or
destroyed are listed in addition to other
historic dates in both U.S. Submarine Veteran
and U.S. Navy submarine history.
Individual calendars are $ 9.95 + 2.00 shipping.
Order yours today by credit card at
http://ussvinationalstorekeeper.com/ or by
sending your check or money order made payable
to USSVI to Barry Commons, USSVI National
Storekeeper, 2603 Main St. PMB 293 • Oakley, CA
If the base member indicates his base name when
he orders online, his base will get $1.00 credit
per calendar ordered towards future Base SK
Have you voted yet?
(Submitted by: Pat Householder on 7/15/2012)
Please give this message the widest possible
distribution to your base members.
If you are one of the approx 1,400 members who
have already voted, thanks and read no further.
If you HAVE NOT yet voted, our national USSVI
election is underway and all Regular (US
Submarine Qualified) members have several ways
1. Go to
www.ussvi.org, then click the VOTE NATIONAL
ELECTION button. Follow the instructions to log
in as a member, then register your vote. (Be
sure to have your copy of AMERICAN SUBMARINER
Magazine at hand so you can review the full text
of the Proposed Amendments and the Candidate
2. In AMERICAN SUBMARINER Magazine, you will
find a paper ballot you can complete and mail
in. If you do so, BE SURE to enter your name and
Base on the ballot so that I can verify your
eligibility to vote before entering it into the
vote tracking system.
www.ussvi.org, under the DOCUMENTS button,
then the ELECTIONS button, there are
downloadable documents covering the Proposed
Amendments, Candidate Bios and A Ballot, all of
which can be printed out for use.
It is important to remember that Proxy Voting is
not allowed. This means, each member must do his
own voting, regardless of method chosen. Bases
cannot vote as a bloc, and any votes received as
such will not be accepted. Proxy voting can lead
to a loss of membership for the person
attempting to do so.
Your vote is your voice in the future direction
and operation of our organization, so please
carefully consider your alternatives and vote
I Am The American Sailor (video)
by Ernest Borgnine (an ex-sailor) with the Navy
Dated, but still
appropriate to recognize those you have and are
serving our country, and especially those who
gave the supreme
July General Membership Meeting
On Saturday, July
14th at the Keyport Undersea Museum, Guest
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
Commander Steve Corcoran
arranged this meeting with doughnuts and coffee
to boot. Thank You Steve and Bill.
World War II Submarine Veterans fade into history, intentionally
(Good Read, Robbie
Robertson & Fred Borgmann interviewed)
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
The group then incorporated in 1956 in New Jersey and after
multiple attempts received its federal charter in 1981 during
the Reagan administration. Read
Monthly Meetings, 3rd Tue, 1900 at
521 National Ave,
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