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

Updated: Wednesday, 01 August 2012 08:27


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

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Annual Summer Picnic Next on the Agenda

(Posted 7-30-2012)


When:  Saturday, August 4, 2012, 1130 to ?

Where:  Bremerton Elks Club, 4131 Pine Rd NE, Bremerton, WA 98310
You bring:  Side Dish or Dessert + own alcoholic beverages

Base Provides: Hamburgers, hotdogs, rolls, potato chips, condiments and soft drinks


COB Hank Hollis, assisted by Vice Commander Steve Corcoran, make it all come together.  Thanks guys.


Deterrent Park Paver Donation Order Nearing Deadline for Sep/Oct Installation

(Posted 7-30-2012)


The semiannual installation of Paver Donations for Deterrent Park's (NKB BANGOR) in the full scale replica of the USS WOODROW WILSON (SSBN 624) submarine topside missile deck will be in late September or early October, 2012. The deadline for making these donation orders is 30 August, 2012. An application order form may be filled out online, printed out and mailed in (w/check). 


Please give your order broad consideration as some have made orders and requested additional pavers at a later date and want them placed next to their older donations.  This is not the policy.  So, if your are considering a group order, which are common for families, boats, divisions etc, please include all that you would like in the order you make.


We currently have seven pavers in the queue for fall installation.. We would like to see it 20 or 30.  Please help us out.  Below is image of last install.  Note pavers will weather and appear uniform in 2 to 3 years.  They are a lasting memento.

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Recent Issue of Puget Soundings In the Mail and Online

(Posted 7-25-2012)




2013 USSVI Calendar 'The Victors" available to order
Submitted 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 expended.

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 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 94561.

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 purchases.



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 to vote.

1. Go to, 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 Bios.)

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.

3. At, 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 your choices.



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.



Monthly Meetings, 3rd Tue, 1900 at

FRA 29

521 National Ave, Bremerton,

Click on Date to Show Events

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.


Soup Down 


    Photo provided by Don Bassler

Ralph's Ware's


Ralph still has 6

Western Style Hats

on  Sale!



Communications Supporters

They help us keep up our communication efforts, i.e

these ads here and in Puget Soundings



Base Scholarship Chairman Announces Raffle Prize Donors and Winners

(Posted 7-12-2012)





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U S Submarine Veterans NEWS (LINK)


       Five more scholarships worth $950.00 each awarded by USSVI Scholarship Committee

       Scumbag admits to setting USS Miami afire

       Tours at USSVI 2012 Norfolk Convention
       USSVI National Elections,VOTE!!! VOTE!!! VOTE!!!

      2013 USSVI Calendar 'The Victors" available to order
      Shipmate Whitey Davidson has departed on Eternal Patrol

      Memorial Plaque at US Navy Memorial Heritage Center in Washington DC.
      Have you voted yet?
Help save the Clamagore!
      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

Other News of Interest to Submariners

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

Bid For Naval Dominance: Russia Significantly Boosts Nuclear Fleet

More Subs, Bombers, And Missiles Could Be On Their Way To The Pacific

Ten-Month Tour Hailed A Triumph For Submarine

Life Underwater On Nuclear Submarine HMS Triumph

Bits n' Bytes

Tell us: Have you served under a toxic leader?

Iranian Threat To Navy Grows

The SINKEX Path To Victory

PACOM chief: Positive signs for China ties

Few Warning Signs In Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Arson Case

HMAS Farncomb Celebrates Successful Sinking At RIMPAC


Commanding The Electromagnetic And Cyber Environment

Navy: Sub Worker Set Fire So He Could Leave Early

Russia Scraps Its Final Cold War Submarine

15th Annual RoboSub Competition Wraps Up In San Diego

Australian Sub Sinks Target Ship Kilauea During RIMPAC

Note From SAOC (W)

Navy’s Strategic Submarine Forces Awarded

Ballistic Missile Submarines Receiving Honors

USS Ohio Completes Major Maintenance Period, Rejoins Fleet

HMCS Victoria Fires A Torpedo – An Event 10 Years in the Making

Wave Energy To Power Submarine Base

2nd Ship Sunk During RIMPAC Exercises Off Hawaii

Helo squadron XO fired for sexual comments

COB’s affair with midi put crew in the middle

Quick turnaround for Stennis to Middle East

New Commander For Sub Group 9 Announced

Commendation For Entire Boomer Fleet

Recon Marines interact, train with sailors on submarine

NCIS Offers Reward For Shipyard Fire Information

Sub Forces Leader: Stress Integrity To Combat Recent Failure

American Submariners USSVI Olympic Peninsula Base News

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