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Puget Soundings - Base Newsletter

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





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Our purpose is: "Perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country...................

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Military Appreciation Dinner Notice

(Posted 5-9-2014)

Fred Borgmann Sends


Fred Borgmann Sends:

1. At the Eagles in Port Orchard, 4001 Jackson Ave, Port Orchard

2. Spaghetti dinner at $6 a head, active duty military are free.

3. Time is 6PM on June 7, 2014. Military honors about 30 minutes before that

4. POC is Ken Moreau at 871-2388



Annual Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade

(Posted 5-9-2014)


Now's the time to show our colors at the 66th annual armed forces day parade.  About 20 to 30 thousand people will be in attendance.


The Bremerton Base United States Submarine Veterans staging position for the Sat, May 17th parade will be B18, located on 11th Street between Warren Ave and Park Ave facing east. All details of the parade are located here with a map and other details. Muster at 9-9:30 AM, the parade starts at 10 AM.




Tolling the Boats Ceremony on May 22nd

(Posted 5-7-2014)


The Naval Undersea Museum will host its annual Tolling the Boats Ceremony on May 22nd at 10:00am to honor all submariners who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. This year's principal speaker is CDR Brian P. Elkowitz, Commanding Officer, USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23). The master of ceremonies this year is EMC John Clear (SS) USN (Ret), who will also induct three new members into the Holland Club. The Holland Club is made up of American submarine Sailors who have been designated qualified in submarines for 50 or more years.

We hope you can join us for this moving ceremony as Memorial Day nears.

Olivia Wilson
Operations Manager
Naval Undersea Museum
Tel: 360-396-5548
Fax: 360-396-7944




Canadian Submarine Centenary and commemorate the 1914 commissioning of HMC Submarines CC1 & CC2 

During 2014 all Submariners are invited to join the Submarine Association of Canada (West) for the Canadian Submarine Centenary and
commemorate the 1914 commissioning
of HMC Submarines CC1 & CC2.

Tuesday August 5th ~ Friday August 8th, 2014

in Greater Victoria, British Columbia

(Updated 5-4-2014)

SAOC West Sends:

"Dear Friends & Shipmates,

Please find attached West Coast Submarine Week Registration Form with details page - please complete & return with remittance to our postal address as provided on the form.
Thank you for your continued interest & we look forward to seeing you in August for our Canadian Submarine Centenary Commemorative.
Yours Aye & Cheers,
Bob Emery (for SAOC West)

email or 250-727-0927"


Ahoy Friends & Shipmates ...
We are pleased to announce two preferred hotels for our West Coast Submarine Week ~ August 5 thru 8th, 2014 ~ both hotels are located within one block of Victoria's inner-harbour & Coho Ferry - as per attached map < accomm > ...

PS: pleased to confirm we are able to coordinate events transportation for our Submarine Week registered attendees who are staying in our two preferred-rate hotels./Bob

August is high season & traditionally a busy time in Victoria and both hotels are doing their best with offering favourable rates for our Submarine Week attendees & guests.
For hotel & room details, and our special rate with booking code, please refer to the attached .pdf documents - it is recommended you book early to ensure availability.
Our Submarine Week program is being finalized in conjunction with the Navy & Registration Form will be published shortly.
For those who have expressed interest in potential accommodation @ CFB Esquimalt we will be following up by separate cover.
Yours Aye & Cheers,
Bob Emery
Centenary Chair SAOC West
Bob or 250-727-0927




Beverly Rogers Burial and Celebration of Life

(Posted 4-29-2014)


Dene Rogers Sends:


 "May 21, 2014

Hi all, finally received the death certificate for Bev. Arrangements have been finalized for the burial and Celebration of Life.

Burial will be 13:15 at Tahoma National Cemetery (18600 Se 240th St, Covington, WA 98042
Phone: (425) 413-9614)

Celebration of Life will be at the American Legion on Kitsap Way Bremerton (4922 Kitsap Way Bremerton, WA 98312). I guess it we will be there around 15:00 (plus or minus).

You can help mine and the American Legion planning by emailing me if you plan to attend the Celebration of Life. (

Thanks for all the emails and cards.


PS: Please ask SUBVETS to wear vest to the burial."



Wayne Standerfer

Candidate for National Commander


It has been my pleasure to serve as a Dallas Base Commander - 3 yrs, Central Region District Four Commander - 3 yrs and a voting member of the National Executive Board as the Central Region Director since 2010. I am a USSVI Life Member and a Holland Club Member. In addition I have served on numerous standing and temporary committees including the Constitution and Bylaw Committee, New Base Development Committee and have satisfactorily completed numerous extra assignments given to me by the National Commander.  I received the Robert Link Award in 2011, and I was humbled and honored to receive the Joe Negri Award in 2012


I am proud to say that during my personal career and time in USSVI, I have earned the reputation for having the knowledge and judgment necessary to supervise, manage, and complete any assignment given to me. I believe that I possess the knowledge, work ethic, people skills, and most importantly the Vision that with your help will enable us to continue USSVI on its path of growth and further our purpose of perpetuating the memory of our lost shipmates.


I am a firm believer in the ”KISS Principle”, which states that simplicity should be one of our key goals and unnecessary complexity should be avoided if at all possible. My definition of KISS is "Keep it short and simple” or “Keep it simple and straightforward”. Either description should apply to all levels of USSVI management practices be it written or verbal.


Just establishing the practices of not only listening, but also of following through with viable suggestions from the membership and approved board decisions, will enable our Executive Board to go beyond the talking stage in implementing new methods and improvements that will increase recruitment, retention, improve communication, and build a much needed trust between the Bases and National Offices.


I take great pride in our community of Submariners, who we are, what we have done, and what we will continue to do with the proper leadership as an organization. If elected, I pledge to contribute the time and effort necessary to lead our organization, and I will ask for your support and help in doing so. I ask for your vote.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any question or concern.


Wayne Standerfer

Central Region Director

972 -298-8139



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Silverdale, 5-9-2014

Photos by Dennis Nardone



May 2014

Deterrent Park Brick Install








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Submarine Videos

Merge of Submarine Hull Design & Nuclear Power +

Top Ten _ Submarines

Beautiful Submarines

Admiral Rickover

Navy Submarine Force - Silent Service

Sea Spies


Submarines of World War 1

How a World War II Submarine Works



The Silent Service (in color) - U.S. Navy WWII

U Boat War : Documentary on the Submarine

Battle of World War 2

The Largest Submarine in The U.S. Navy

Ohio Class Submarine | Combat Countdown

Trident Missile Launch From a  Submarine

Submarine Service In The 1970s

The Cold War- Submarines: In Enemy Depths

Cold War Spy Secrets Under the Sea

Watch out from below

Fast Attack

Submarines - Sharks of Steel Episode 1 - Submariners

Submarine USS Virginia Documentary

NEW SUBMARINE! U.S. Navy Takes Delivery

of PCU Minnesota

Megastructures - Super Submarines

Submarine nucleare (DOCUMENTAR)

Russian submarine History

Secret Russian Sub - Mission Invisible

Megastructures - Soviet Doomsday Submarine

Seconds From Disaster - S03E03 - Sinking Of Kursk

Raising the Kursk Part 1

Raising the Kursk Part 2

The Kursk Cover Up - Russia


Secret Submarine Rendezvous : Documentary on the

World War 2 Secret African Mission

HMS Victorious Trident Class Nuclear Submarine

How to build a Nuclear Submarine (2010)

Submarine Patrol 3/3 - Chasing the Enemy

Oberon Arrival in Halifax

RCN Submarines HD




Communications Supporters

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Merge of Submarine Hull Design & Nuclear Power + Flick (My Era/ed)

This short film, part of the "Navy News Highlights", shows some of the stunning accomplishments made by the Silent Service in the late 1950's. First, USS Skate (SSN-578) the third nuclear submarine commissioned by the Navy, becomes only the second submarine to reach the North Pole and the first to surface there. Next, the launching of the Barbel-class USS Blueback is shown. USS Blueback was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and was the last non-nuclear submarine to join the fleet. The boats that would supplant Blueback and its diesel brethren are then shown. First, USS Skipjack (SSN-585), which boasted many design changes that were products of new scientific insight into submarine design: a new tear-drop hull designed for optimum performance underwater, with a mid-hull sail and diving planes designed to to keep the ship stable and allow similar function to an airplane. Second, USS George Washington (SSBN-598), the nation's first Polaris nuclear missile submarine. With this boat's launch the nation entered a new era, in which submarine-based ICBMs would form a significant part of the USA's nuclear defense. The film ends with a mention of the stop-gap system that was in place prior to the arrival of Polaris, as we see the submarine USS Barbero (SSGN-317) perform an interesting stunt. Barbero was one of the five Regulus missile firing submarines. In 1959, as this newsreel clearly shows, Barbero fired a drone version of the Regulus off the Atlantic Ocean. Twenty-two minutes later the missile, which was equipped with landing gear, arrived at Mayport NAS in Florida. Inside its warhead compartment were two official USPS mail containers containing 3,000 pieces of mail. This "missile mail" remains the first and only time that the Post Office has used this extremely fast delivery method. Incidentally, cancelled missile mail is still in circulation among stamp collectors, and is highly collectible.



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