I transfered from the Picuda SS382 to the Archerfish in Key
West. I road her to the ship yards in Philly. I stayed thru the
yard period then transfered back to Key to serve on the
Spikefish. My last year of duty was running the movie exchange in
Key West. My X father in law was Tom Sireci.
Sylva, NC USA - Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 14:50:14 (CST)
My father, J.T. Harper, GM1(SS) was on the Archerfish
in Key West in 1959, and transferred to the Picuda as the
Archerfish transitioned to an all batchelor crew. I was allowed
to sleep over when he had the weekend duty, and made one
dependents' cruise, which were really big deals to a kid in Jr.
Relay, MD USA - Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 10:50:17 (CST)
An accidental meeting with Captain Enright twenty years ago gave my wife and me the honor of helping Captain Enright tell the story of the sinking of Shinano.
Captain Enright needed a Japanese-English translator to translate the Toyoda Jo selections of diaries of Shinano survivors, and I immediately volunteered.
Mieko and I finished the work in less than a month--more than fifty pages. When Captain Enright called me after I left a message that the completed materials were on the way to his home, he asked about my reactions to the diaries. I told him: "Skipper, you will see the enemy as people for the first time." Some weeks later, he called to tell me that I had been correct. At that time, I said, we had no choice. We had to win as quickly as possible, and the human cost to the enemy was irrelevant. Japanese militarism was the scourge of God and had to be destroyed. We agreed on this. I also asked Captain Enright to give 100% of the credit for the translation to my wife, Mieko Negishi Greene, and he did.
We are proud that we helped Captain Enright complete a
history that was so very important to him, and I am sure, to his
crew and their families. For my family, assisting on the Shinano
paid a special personal dividend. I obtained a job as American
correspondent to a Japanese magazine for 12 years and Mieko made
a lucrative contract and wrote two best-sellers in Japan. And all
this happened because of a chance meeting at the Naval Academy.
Bellerose, NY USA - Monday, December 05, 2005 at 23:31:26 (CST)
I was one of the ones standing in line for orders to
Archerfish. They never came. But I served on 3 other boats. 244,
626, 658. Always thought Archerfish would have been great duty.
USA - Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 11:08:28 (CST)
Served on the Lizardfish 1945. Master Chief of engine
room. I know of one other shipmate still living, Jack Junken.
Ralph W. Hubbard
Auburn, CA USA - Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 22:44:54 (CST)
Grandson of Darrel Gaunt mm3 1944-mid 1945.
Newberg, Or USA - Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 21:36:40 (CST)
My uncle served on the ARCHERFISH during WW2 and helped
sink the Shanano. His name, Edward Zielinski. Other boats he was
on, Flasher and R-12 (1 of 5 survivers, R-12). On the ARCHERFISH
I believe he was incharge of the forward torpedo room, not sure.
He`s mentioned in the book SHANANO. He was quit a sub vet and I
enjoyed hearing about his experences at sea and on land. Does any
one remember him? Please contact me with any info. Can anybody
tell me about him getting yelled at by the captian for launching
the 4th torpedo? Is this true? Hope to hear from any one that
knew him or was on the boat when the SHANANO went down. My best
wishes to all you vets. Greg Aube
Bristol , CT USA - Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 13:43:25 (CST)
D. B. Melton
San Diego, CA USA - Monday, November 14, 2005 at 23:50:07 (CST)
Excellent site, keep up the great work by educating those
who don't fully understand what our american submariners have
done, are doing and will continue to do for our great nation.
MMC(SS/SW) Archibald, USN
Groton, CT USA - Monday, November 14, 2005 at 11:16:58 (CST)
USSVI NJ SOUTH RESEARCH ON JOSEPH J BAROODY. THANK ALL
MEMBERS OF THE CREW WHO HELPED ME COMPLETE THE RESEARCH FOR A
ROBERT M. CLOUPE
FORKED RIVER, NJ USA - Friday, November 11, 2005 at 16:55:03 (CST)
(Webmaster Note: Glad we could help you out and thank you and USSVI NJ South for honoring our departed Shipmate.)
Sorry I wasn't able to remain onboard and make the two year
cruise with the all bachelor crew. What an adventure.
I reported to Archerfish when she was in the yards in Philly. I
had been selected to be the ship's yeoman. Shortly after
reporting aboard, I found out that I had also been selected for
OCS. Therefore, I had to leave the boat while she was still in
the yards. In fact, I never even made one dive on her. I was a
YN1(SS) during my stay onboard and most submarine sailors knew me
Alfred C. Grosskurth LCDR, SC, USNR (Ret)
Burlington, MI USA - Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 20:44:24 (CST)
LOOKING FOR INFO ON DECEASED SHIPMATE FOR A MEMORIAL PLAQUE
HIS NAME IS JOSEPH J. BAROODY BORN 1/6/24 FINAL ORDERS ON 6/16/95
ROBERT M. CLOUPE
FORKED RIVER, NJ USA - Wednesday, November 09, 2005 at 18:47:53 (CST)
The website was very interesting and I learned what
commission my uncle Butch was on. He told me why he was called
turkey neck. I think that is pretty funny.
Brookville, Oh USA - Wednesday, November 09, 2005 at 12:42:04 (CST)
My grandfather, Evan John Pierce (E.J) was on the
Archerfish when she sank the Shinano. One of my favorite memories
is the bedtime stories he used to tell me about his time aboard
the sub. I was so excited to find this website. If anyone out
there remembers him, I would love to hear from you and hear more
stories about that time! I miss him terribly and finding this
site has helped keep his memory so very close to my heart.
Panama City, FL USA - Friday, November 04, 2005 at 23:19:21 (CST)
Very interesting information. I requested to transfer to
the Archerfish at the outset of selecting the all bachelor crew.
However, The USS Sennet SS408 would not approve my transfer. I
was in Yokosuka, Japan when she revisited Japanese waters.
Robert E. Boyd, RMCS(SS) USN, RETIRED
Spring Hill, FL - Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 09:52:00
Dear People, I just wish to convey to you that,
as a young Airman in the Royal New Zealand Airforce, I and a
friend paid a visit to Archerfish whilst she was in port in
Auckland, New Zealand in the early 1960's. We were invited
on board and given a tour of the whole vessel, something that I
have never forgotten and this still remains one of the highlights
of my early service years. The willingness of the officers
and crew to answer our questions was outstanding. Thank you for
Fraser M Robertson RNZAF (Retired)
New Zealand - Saturday, August 20, 2005 at 12:07:25
It was a pleasure and honor to spend a day on the
Archerfish during a ASW session in Key West. My recolection is
that it was the day before naval personnel made the first
"bouyant accent" from 400 ft without the aid of
breathing apparatus. A real treat for this old "surface
North Kingstown, RI USA - Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 11:41:19 (CDT)
I'm in the middle of reading the bio of the Archerfish and
thought I'd come take a look as the book is so interesting.
Lynn, MA USA - Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 17:25:29 (CDT)
I just recenty Read the book Galant Lady it was a great
book about a boat, I am a veteran of 20 yrs of military service,
I served in the Marines during the early 60s when I left San
Diego to go Cuba during the blockade, I will never forget The
sight of the subs that were docked next to the USS Gunston Hall
the I was boarding.
Phila, Pa USA - Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 22:13:17 (CDT)
Aboard Archerfish just before leaving San Diego for Key
West . Onboard 3 mouths before being to Naval Trasmitting Station
at Annapolis Md. Lanny Lamthrip QMCSS COB. I was RM2SS.
Hazzie (Willie) Williams
Havelock, NC USA - Monday, July 11, 2005 at 22:34:47 (CDT)
Read the book, loved the story! Brother-in-law Andrew
Langford was at Groton and New London in '70s, so I visited there
as a kid. Fascinated with subs, read all I can. Thanks fellows,
for serving your country!
Belding, Mi USA - Thursday, July 07, 2005 at 00:23:16 (CDT)
Just wanted to send out a thank you to all the service
members who served on the Archerfish and for all of their
Jason O. Benjamin
Canton, OH USA - Tuesday, July 05, 2005 at 22:56:39 (CDT)
We got a call from Ken today, and I had to check out this
site. I have heard many stories and seen many pictures of when
Hugh was on the sub. I am verry glad to have learned of this book
and will get it as soon as I can. Hugh now has cancer and short
term memory loss, but remembers a lot of his past, including his
time in the Navy, 1954 to 1957.. a lot of it spent on the USS
ARCHERFISH. Pictures crossing the equator are his favorite to
show his friends here. THANK YOU KEN FOR LETTTING US KNOW.
Hugh Moran EN3SS & (Mrs.)Joyce
Tecumseh, MI USA - Tuesday, July 05, 2005 at 16:41:02 (CDT)
Glad to receive the unexpected phone call from Ken Henry
today (7/1/05). Looking forward to receiving the newsletter.
Russell L Marcus
Bend, OR USA - Friday, July 01, 2005 at 19:17:51 (CDT)
John M. Carrasco
San Antonio, TX USA - Friday, July 01, 2005 at 18:21:11 (CDT)
A truely fascinating Ship! I'd heard stories of the Navy's
subs, and their remarkable service thruout WWII (my stepdad K.J.
McGreevy was on U.S.S. Salt Lake City , and U.S.S. San Francisco,
2nd battle of Salvo Island, and Fri. 13th. Guadalcanal Naval
Battle.) He spoke often of the Subs, and their important role in
Thanks for your interesting web site!
Saugerties , NY USA - Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 21:17:11 (CDT)
Read the "Gallant Lady"..loved every word of it.
She must have been a fine boat!
T R Lovett
Falmouth, ME USA - Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 12:00:36 (CDT)
I became acquainted with a man who was the manager of a
property outside of Junction, in Kimble County, Tx. I was an
annual hunter on the property for 24 years, along with several
others. The man's name was CLARENCE O. SIMON. He told me he
served on the Archerfish during WWII. I did not find his name on
the register of men who served on that boat, but I have no doubt
that Clarence did. Is there some way that this can be verified?
Ody K. Jerden
Allen, Tx USA - Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 21:58:43 (CDT)
(Webmaster Note: Mr. Jerden, check your e-mail.)
God Bless the crew and thier Gallant Lady.
David L. Clark
Stephenville, Tx. USA - Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 23:37:20 (CDT)
DBF qualified on USS Barbel SS580
jax, fl USA - Tuesday, June 07, 2005 at 16:30:10 (CDT)
Ken Henry - I have finally spoken with Captain Mike
Riegel who manages the Submarine Museum in Groton. He suggested
that you send the book to the Museum Manager and ask her to
review with the objective of carrying the Book at the Museum
Store. I suggest that you include in your conversation or letter
that this is in response to a conversation that R. Gudis had with
Captain Riegel and Ms. Karen Cudzill, Museum Store Manager. Ms
Cudzill told me that she did not carry books with any explicit
sexual issues. I told her that I did not recall anything like
that in the book but there may be some parts that she may find
offensive. She said it is a family store. Send the book with
Ms. Karen Cudzill
1 Crystal Lake Road
Submarine Museum, Groton, CT., 06349
I succeeded in getting the book stocked at the Base Exchange. I looked one day and there were none on the shelves so I asked. I was told that they stocked it and nobody brought the book so they sent it back. Frankly I think that is BS but not much I can do about it. Hope this helps out. - Dick Gudis
Noank, CT USA - Tuesday, June 07, 2005 at 15:21:26 (CDT)
I have an Honorary Submariner card from the USS Archerfish
SS 311 dated 28 Jul 59. I spent a day on board while she was on
maneuvers with my anti-submarine squadron VS931.
Donald D. McKinney
Robesonia, PA USA - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 11:43:16 (CDT)
I'm currently reading Gallant Lady. It's a great story.
When I built a house several four years ago the man who drilled
my well was 80 years old and had served on the USS Tunny, a
submarine. His stories were great too.
winsor, ca USA - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 23:46:42 (CDT)
My father, "Doc" Carver, passed away in 1998,
served on the Archerfish in late '50's and for a time he was COB.
Some of my fondest childhood memories are of the good times spent
in Key West at the base and on the A-fish when Dad would let me
spend a Sat. nite with him when he had "the duty".
Watching the "Mickey Ducks" and raiding the "gee
dunk" stand was the best. Thanks for all the great memories.
Philip Carver, Jr.
Dallas, Tx. USA - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 08:06:57 (CDT)
Just a note to say I am enjoying the site. I also am
reading the book GALANT LADY. I enjoy war and historical stories
of all sevices in Canada the USA and Btitain and all her
colonies. God Bless the men who serve and have served.
Smiths Falls, Ontario Canada - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 12:51:45 (CDT)
My father Thomas Salisbury was on the first half of
Operation Sea scan. I attended your reunion in Chicago which was
fun! Keep up the great work!
Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 11:25:34 (CDT)
I'm trying to locate Diablo sailors & I see that you
have Plaridel V. Santos on your roster as located. Could you send
me his address so that I can contact him.
Roy Large EM3 (SS)
La Porte, TX USA - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 01:53:38 (CDT)
(Webmaster Note: Roy, check your e-mail.)
I was one of the Hydro guys and installed the gravity meter
equipment before the Archerfish sailed for Portsmouth, England
for the beginning of Phase 1 of Operation Sea Scan. Since some of
the resulting end products of that work are still in use today,
in modified form, and with the highest classification possible, I
doubt that the real reason for our work will ever be told in
public. I just got Ken's book and can't put it down. I jumped
ahead and started reading at the first of Operation Sea Scan. I
need to go back to the beginning and start reading from that
point. Ken Henry got almost everything exactly right, considering
classification restrictions, that I know anything about. My 70
year old memories do fade however. Ken failed to mention the
red-faced event upon leaving Portsmouth harbor when who ever was
in control failed in a full power twist. Twice the UK carrier
deck watch were piped to salute the U.S. flag when it passed her.
I was quite surprised to see my name mentioned in two places. I
do not recall ever telling Ken those things, but he got each of
them correct. I left the Archerfish at Faslane, Scotland. I have
the book Shinano and highly recommend it. I
congratulate Ken for a job well done in the book. If those I
served with wish to contact me, my address is (click
for e-mail address) .
Trinity, AL USA - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 17:33:26 (CDT)
Reading Gallant Lady brought back many memories of my years
of service in the Submarine Force. My travels and duty took me
across Archerfishs path many times. I served aboard USS Triton
and spent quite a bit of time in New London. I knew Nick Ross and
tipped many a beer with him in and around The Dolphin and Ernies
in New London and the El Bolero in Groton. The Horse and Cow was
another favorite watering hole when I was on the west coast as a
crew member to USS Snook. I retired as COB of USS Hawkbill in 73
while many of the Archerfish crew antics were a living ledgend.
Many thanks for your service guys! You did us all proud to say
nothing of a bit envious.
James E. Sprinkel ETCS(SS) USN Ret
Cathedral City, CA USA - Monday, April 25, 2005 at 14:49:55 (CDT)
While in San Francisco we visited the USS Pampanito at
Fisherman's Wharf. The best part was talking to a couple of
submariners who were volunteers that helped maintain the boat.
One had served on the Archerfish and told us some enjoyable sea
Ormond Beach, FL USA - Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 09:28:14 (CDT)
A history of sea warfare buff I am. After reading the book
"Shinano" I had to find out more about this boat and
her brave crew(s).
Newport News, Va USA - Monday, April 18, 2005 at 17:23:26 (CDT)
Nice job on the website! I served on Trutta, Mackerel and
Grenadier in the 60s and 70s.
Larry Mantta, ENCS(SS), USN RET
Norfolk, VA USA - Friday, April 15, 2005 at 16:48:06 (CDT)
Served on ARCHERFISH JUL 58- JUL 59
Kenneth C. Vining
Waterford, Ct. USA - Friday, April 15, 2005 at 13:30:47 (CDT)
I served on the USS Medregal, SS-480, as an FTGU
(UnderwaterGunFireControlTech) '66-'68, home ports Pearl &
San Diego. I can remember Archerfish coming home, Flying the
Dolphin Flag- we always wanted to fly ours, but the never ending
supply of reservists, made it impossible! Anyway, we were in the
same ocean doing about the same things and growing as men &
individuals - subs forever!!
Gary M Martin
Portland, OR USA - Monday, April 11, 2005 at 22:08:14 (CDT)
I salute ALL crewmembers of the USS ARCHERFISH on their
heroic deeds from 1943 to 1968. Congratulations on a Job Well
New Whiteland, IN USA - Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 10:21:27 (CST)
Just finished The Gallant Lady (on audio CD) Every time I
hear "Look out below!" from now on, I'll be watching
for incoming goats!
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 18:58:10 (CST)
Hats off to a fine WWII submarine, her Captain Enright and
her outstanding crew. Congrats on putting five fish into that big
Japanese carrier on its maiden voyage in Novemerber of 1944. So
much for the Japanese Naval Ministry's pipe dreams of turning the
tide of the war in the Pacific with their 58K ton super secret
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 19:13:59 (CST)
The site looks great!! Ya' did a good job Jimmy-O. Thanks!
We're looking forward to seeing all of our Brothers at the run to
Hemel Hempstead, England - Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 14:01:53 (CST)
This is a great sight. My congrats go out to all involved!
Keep up the GREAT work!!! BOOZEFIGHTERS UP....
Helena, MT, USA - Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 17:43:34 (CST)
My condolences to the family for the passing of Don
(Earthquake) McCready. Dan
Anchorage, AK USA - Monday, March 21, 2005 at 14:17:41 (CST)
This is a very difficult e-mail to send but it must be done. We have lost another one of our shipmates. Donald (Earthquake) McCready ENC(SS) Retired was killed in an industrial accident at his place of work on Friday 18 March 2005. There is an accident investigation being conducted so there is not many details available.
I have been in contact with his wife, Susan and she is doing as well as possible under the circumstances. Told her to feel free to contact anyone of us if there is any thing we can do for her. There will be an memorial service for Don on Wednesday at 1030 at the St. Marks Catholic Church, 1760 Echo Holly Road, Eugene, Oregon 97402. All are welcome to attend and/or send flowers to the church address.
Please keep Susan and their family and friends in your prayers.
William Acord USS
(Posted by Webmaster: Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 17:40:00 (PST)
Donald L. McCready, EN2(SS)
It is deeply saddening to learn of the death of a shipmate and even more disconcerting to discover the circumstances of his premature passing. My heartfelt condolences go to his surviving spouse, Susie.
We served together in ARCHERFISH, having had many adventures and experiences but in all of that time those engines never missed a beat.
"Earthquake" will now be at peace in company with so many other shipmates on Fiddler's Green. When we are all together there once more, then there will certainly "be a commotion down under the ocean." Perhaps an earthquake.
Susie, it is most difficult at this time, but try to take heart and go forth with your life. Although it doesn't seem possible now, time will ease the pain and living will become increasingly bearable. It always does.
Scotty McComb, CDR,
USN-Ret. Commanding Officer, USS Archerfish (AGSS 311)
Port Ludlow, WA USA - Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 07:12:19 (CST)
Great site BRAVO ZULU. Served on SS340, SSN585, 653, 667,
671, 674, 673, 683
Russell Henkel STCM(SS) ret
Medford, WI USA - Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 09:45:55 (CST)
Archerfish Shipmates - Donald L. "Earthquake"
McCready EN2(SS) (64-66 Crew) sailed on Eternal Patrol 03/17/05.
"Sailor, Rest Your Oar..."
Don lost his life in a work related accident. I received this preliminary information this evening from Bill Hansberry (66-68 Crew). More information to follow via e-mail and in the Blast newsletter.
Riverside, CA USA - Friday, March 18, 2005 at 23:15:23 (CST)
I did some time on the USS BASHAW in 1959.
Odessa, Missouri USA - Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 14:21:35 (CST)
Served aboad the Archerfish in 1946 from Honolulu to San
Francisco to be decommissioned.
Robert (Bob) Slager
Portage, MI USA - Monday, March 14, 2005 at 19:52:53 (CST)
My father served on this ship in WWII.
Karen S (Slager) Wheat
Charlotte, MI USA - Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 18:04:20 (CST)
Was proud to be aboard the Archerfish back in 1958, when I
was undergoing training at the Fleet Sonar School in Key West. I
had a card which signified that I was truly submerged aboard the
Archerfish, but have lost it over the years. Great website!
Fort Wayne, IN USA - Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 15:14:27 (CST)
I was on board the uss Archerfish during the Korean
Vincent J Salerno
colorado city, co USA - Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 11:19:53 (CST)
Was on board in June 1955 for Decommissioning. Then
went to the USS Irex.
Robert A Laurie
Satsuma, FL USA - Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 16:13:17 (CST)
THE SUB REPORT - Submarine News
Titusville, Fl USA - Wednesday, March 09, 2005 at 10:25:16 (CST)
I was doing some family history things when I
remembered my uncle Chris Walters was aboard a sub that played a
role in the filming of Operation Petticoat. I was living in Ft.
Lauderdale Fl, at the time and was in the 4th grade. He came to
visit from Key West and showed us a bunch of pictures from the
movie. So I was curious as to what ship he was on, my research
has led me to the Archerfish. Sad to say that Uncle Chris passed
away about six years ago. I also am a Navy man, see www.kirk1087.org.
Charlotte, NC USA - Monday, March 07, 2005 at 16:27:23 (CST)
I was just surfing the web and browsing stuff on the Navy and ships. I was in myself from July of 1984-Jul of 96. My last duty station was VQ-2 Rota Spain and AIMD Rota, Spain. I knew a retiree. Jere Driver that was a retired Navy Chief. He retired in Spain in 1967. He was suffering from lung cancer and emphysema when I met him in 1994. He was a RMC (SS) when he retired it very likely that he is the same as the RM1 that is one of your shipmates here. Unfortunately he past away of lung cancer in late 1997 or 98. I believe his widow Aurora Driver still resides in Rota, Spain. He was a good personal friend. I spent my last few days in Rota visiting them and having dinner at their house in late June of 1996. His home state was Tennessee.
I remember one time we sat in his living room when I was thinking of crossing over to Sonar Technician. He showed me all his old photos of the subs he was assigned to in his carreer. The list was quite extensive. I believe pretty close to a dozen or so. They were pictures of Subs down in Key West with guns on the weather deck. Also old pictures of him and his buddies pulling liberty back in the Philipines probably like in the late 40's or early 50's. They were some very nice old pictures. I wish I had contact with (Aurora) Mrs. Driver still they would be awsome to post on your site. Keep Naval History alive!! Bravo Zulu
PS. Around 1994-95, The DOD did some sort of Census
and determined that there were well over 600 U. S. Military
retirees living abroad in Southern Spain and Morocco of all
places. Mr. Driver told me this himself when he was still alive.
He filled out paperwork for that Census.
Alberto J. Recio ,former AD2 (USN/USNR)
Glendale, CA - Wednesday, February 23, 2005 6:53 AM
Nice site for a great boat! My Father did the boats from 39
to 45 on 5 fleet boats and one r-boat. He did the first four war
patrols of the old Pampanito. Good luck always! Mike
Seatac, WASHINGTON USA - Monday, February 14, 2005 at 20:57:13 (CST)
I worked with former crew member Ferris Ray Brown for many
years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He told many stories
about his time spent aboard submarines.
Joe P. Parker
Oak Grove, La. USA - Monday, February 14, 2005 at 11:20:31 (CST)
My grandpa was on this submarine and all he talks about is
how he basicly enjoyed the people and what he did on this sub.
His name is George Wheeler Jr.
Chula Vista, CA USA - Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 23:48:33 (CST)
Married to the former Miss Kimberly
McMahon, daughter of EM2c Edward C. McMahon, USN of USS
LT Wayne Seamans, U. S. Coast Guard
Santa Rosa, CA USA - Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 23:07:22 (CST)
(Webmaster Note: Please contact us regarding your father-in-law.)
Hawley, MN USA - Friday, January 28, 2005 at 14:51:12 (CST)
Just finished Galant Lady great book I was an Rm on DER's
1964-68 you guys were a legend.The book brought back some great
memories of liberties around Subic even the bar at the end of the
fuel pier in Pago pago. thanks for your service
Thomas A Conlon
Alton, NH USA - Friday, January 28, 2005 at 05:36:19 (CST)
Visited Archerfish while the submarine was at Auckland
in the early 1960s. As a merchant navy marine engineer I was
overawed by the confined narrowness, constriction and small size
of the interior compared even to the size of enginerooms I was
used to. I have never forgotten the visit, it made a great
impression on me. I would like to convey my intense respect to
the men who served on the vessel.
Wellington, New Zealand - Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 03:28:38 (CST)
I served aboard U.S.S. Diodon SS-349 in the mid
sixties. I remember going aboard Archerfish on several occasions
and talking with some of her crew. Thanks, you have a great
website. WHAT A BOAT.....DBF Patrick Hammack MM3-SS
Patrick B. Hammack
Coldspring, Tex U.S.A. - Monday, January 24, 2005 at 20:48:07 (CST)
Just started reading Gallant Lady
Crown Point, IN USA - Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 20:50:32 (CST)
East Hampstead, NH USA - Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 13:16:49 (CST)
Great Site! I found your site very
useful. I definitely will return again. Big thanks!
Clarksville, Tennessee US - Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 02:19:11 (CST)
Loved the goat story. It brings back
alot of memiors of my own escapades while serving in the Navy in
Vietnam.Thanks for the laughs. GMG1 Robert L Higdon USNR Ret.
Robert L Higdon
Sparks, NV USA - Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 21:49:12 (CST)
I just finished reading the book
"The Gallant Lady." It was quite good. It allowed me to
see a little bit about the life aboard a submarine. I grew up in
Vallejo (Mare Island Shipyard), CA and my father and brother
worked on the submarines during WWII and after. I have a great
respect for what they did and what the submariners did during the
war. Submarines like the Archerfish, the Wahoo, and the Tang will
always be remebered.
Dr. Fred Lang
Fairfax, VA USA - Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 12:32:30 (CST)
Very late last night I finished reading
"Gallant Lady." ARCHERFISH and I retired the same year,
so I'm vaguely familiar with some of her exploits from rumors,
sea stories and mess-deck intelligence. I read a lot, and this is
the first "boat book" that details all the ages of a
boats long life, from from her test dive to the test firing of
the Mk 14-5 that sent her down, 22 years later, a fitting end to
a "Gallant Lady." I publish a newsletter for the USS
IREX (SS 482), and include reviews of books I've read. I will
certainly include a glowing review of this baak and crew in my
Wally Krupenevich, TMCM(SS), USN (Ret)
Newington, CT USA - Friday, January 21, 2005 at 11:31:48 (CST)
Just last night I finished reading the
book on Archerfish that I received for Christmas. I loved the
book I'll probably read it again sometime. This is a great web
page... lots of info and pictures. If anybody knows of a WWII sub
captain in the Indiana area I would love to know who they are and
maybe be able to talk with them if possible. Thanks
Indianapolis, In USA - Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 09:20:44 (CST)
I am a former U.S. Marine who proudly
served in combat during the 1st Gulf War. I love to read. Being a
member of the Military Book Club, I ordered the Archerfish book
and loved it. It's a must read for anyone interested in
Submarines. Than GOD for men like these that served onboard
vessels that help protect our nation from the scum of the earth.
Pearland, TX USA - Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 09:12:40 (CST)
Served aboard USS Balao SS285 and USS
Mackeral SST-1 while in Key West from 1959 to 1962. Returned to
Key West on wedding anniversary trip in 1999. (40 yrs.)
Everything missing but the good memories.
Dean Hutchinson EM1(SS) USNR RET.
Springdale, Ar. USA - Monday, January 17, 2005 at 16:45:27 (CST)
Reading the book - a wonderful story.
Stamford, CT USA - Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 17:07:44 (CST)
Just passing through. I am doing
research on a naval sword I bought at a flea market of all
places. The inscription reads "To Raymond D. Dukes From USS
Scorpions Chief's." Which Scorpion it belongs to, either the
WWII sub or the one sank in 1968 I don't yet. Any information
would be greatly appreciated. Thanks - Bob. Ex Navy.
USA - Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 20:12:24 (CST)
(Webmaster Note: Bob - Check your e-mail.)
My father served in the navy
completeing 25 yrs in April of 1945. His rate was CBM/. I served
from june 1947 to Feb 1952
richard k. butters, sic korea
Indianapolis, in USA - Friday, January 14, 2005 at 18:59:35 (CST)
Shipmates, Read your wonderful book. I
almost joined the silent service but "backed out" at
the last minute. My mistake. God speed and thank you for your
service. Your shipmate, Christopher C. Gulyas, PN2, USN (former)
(a surface skimmer)
CHRISTOPHER C. GULYAS, PN2, USN
SAN DIEGO, CA USA - Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 20:28:55 (CST)
I am writing a nonfiction book on
little-publicized people and events in history. I plan to include
a story on the Archer-Fish and her sinking of the Shinano, using
information from Captain Enright's book (with James Ryan)
"Shinano" I'll send you a pre-publication draft of the
story if you can me your snail-mail address.
Lombard, IL USA - Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 13:16:44 (CST)
Served aboard the ssn 678, just checking out the web site
larry tincher RMCS(SS) Ret
bartlett, tn USA - Thursday, January 06, 2005 at 22:50:18 (CST)
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