Base Presents Gifts to Veterans at
Base members (shown here)
led by Chaplain Fred Borgmann presented $1200 worth
of gifts to veterans at the
Washington Veterans Home at Retsil, Port Orchard on
Wednesday, December 18th. Gifts were accepted by
Administrative Assistant, Subvet Willie Slusarski.
Gifts were phone cards, toiletries, etc. Retsil serves
about 225 vets.
Dennis Nardone and Wayne's friend, Joyia,
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Christmas Party Great Success
About 60+ Subvets and guests attended the
annual Bremerton Base Christmas party at the Bremerton Elks
club on Saturday, Dec 14th. Hank Hollis, party organizer and
his wife, Kay, earned a well done for the their years of
service to Bremerton Base.
Commander Jim DeMott did an excellent
job MC - ing the event.
Chaplain Fred Borgmann gave the
After introductions, Holland Chairman Dick
Litscher presented John Norris (right) and Lee
Romero Holland Club awards acknowledging 50+ years
of qualification in the submarine service. John qualified in
Sterlet in 1958; Lee qualified in Remora in
1963. Each gave an overview of their life careers and
credit to others along the way.
Longevity Recognition. All all but one (Tommy
Robinson) were not present, but were recognized for 10
and 20 year longevity with the Bremerton Base.
COB Hank Hollis was presented a
meritorious award for his 12 years of service as COB and
other voluntary tasks he assumed above what was outlined in
The hat was passed for donation to our annual
gift to charity. Six hundred dollars was collected and
that was matched by the base general fund for a total of
Chaplain Fred Borgmann will lead all
who want to attend a turn over of all the gifts he has gone
out and purchased with the $1200 for the veterans at the
Veterans Home residents at Retsil on Wednesday, Dec 18th at 11 AM.
the party closure it was announced that author Tommy
Robinson had twenty some copies of his new book,
Steely Eyed Killers of the Deep for sale.
They were sold in a very few minutes. (A quick
review tells me it will be exciting, humorous, enjoyable and
entertaining reading for all submarine sailors and others too!/ed)
At left is Tommy Robinson signing his new book for Gary
Below, Lee Romero, Red Denson & Red Bassler
Steely Eyed Killers of the Deep
sea stories of over 45 submariners who served in USS
Nautilus (SSN-571) between 1954 and 1980. What one submarine
sailor can imagine and tell in great detail, another
submarine sailor can corroborate, expand and improve on, in
much greater detail. These are their stories.
Tommy Robinson enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1958 and served
as a Radioman. He “qualified in submarines” on USS Nautilus
(SSN-571), the worlds first nuclear powered submarine. In
1988, Chief Warrant Officer Robinson retired from the Navy
after 30 years of service.
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In World War Two the scientist became
more important to the outcome of the war
than ever before. This was of course so
on the German side, the Enigma cipher
system, the Walter propulsion system and
of course the German jets, rockets and
missiles are just few of the items they
came up with. In these pages we'll
attempt to explain most technologies
relevant to the U-boat war. We'll
eventually also cover the allied
technologies that eventually doomed the
conventional U-boat in 1943-1945.
the Acoustics Intelligence Laboratory at the Office
of Naval Intelligence (ONI), STSCM(SS) Tim Hella and
a small cadre of colleagues are charting the elusive
sound prints of the still-mysterious ocean frontier.
From their work has come an ever-expanding body of
knowledge from which new naval tactics and
technologies are derived.
The information developed by these specialists
enables sonar technicians in the fleet to sort
through tens of thousands of possible contacts and
identify friend from foe.
“ACINT (acoustics intelligence) is as much an art as
a science,” says STSCM(SS) Gerald A. Behnken, ONI
Acoustic Intelligence Specialist.
Since the ACINT Specialist Program was born out of
Cold War necessity in 1962, only a few individuals
have been selected to carry out the critical
mission. Currently there are just 49 qualified
specialists, 39 submariners and 10 surface warriors.
All are volunteers, and each brings years of sonar
experience to the job. Virtually all of them joined
acoustics intelligence as an E-6 or above. Their
most common shared characteristic however, is their
desire to excel.
“This is such a competitive bunch of guys. We all
try to outdo one another,” Behnken says. Hella
amplifies. “Imagine getting every ‘Type-A’ person
you ever knew into one small room.”
Typically, qualifying to become an ACINT specialist
takes 16 to 18 months. Candidates are handpicked
from the most capable submarine and surface Sonar
Technicians in the fleet. The intensive training is
not a formal school, but a selective, self-paced
course of study coupled with formal qualification
checkouts, on-the-job training, briefings, practical
examinations, and time at sea under the supervision
of a qualified ACINT specialist.
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U Boat War : Documentary on the
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Largest Submarine in The U.S. Navy
Ohio Class Submarine | Combat
Trident Missile Launch From a
Submarine Service In The 1970s
The Cold War- Submarines: In Enemy
Cold War Spy Secrets Under the Sea
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Submarine USS Virginia Documentary
NEW SUBMARINE! U.S. Navy Takes
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Megastructures - Super Submarines
Submarine nucleare (DOCUMENTAR)
Russian submarine History
Secret Russian Sub - Mission Invisible
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Seconds From Disaster - S03E03 -
Sinking Of Kursk
Raising the Kursk Part 1
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The Kursk Cover Up - Russia
Secret Submarine Rendezvous :
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HMS Victorious Trident Class Nuclear
How to build a Nuclear Submarine
Submarine Patrol 3/3 -
Chasing the Enemy
Oberon Arrival in Halifax
RCN Submarines HD
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