Authors note: This is a short story that I wrote in 1972 for a college writing class following my departure from the Navy.

The story is presented, exactly as researched and written then. I have scanned the pictures from the original. Unfortunately, the scotch tape used on the pictures has yellowed over the years. Please enjoy the story. GLC


Dedicated to the ARCHERFISH and Her World War II Crews


Proud Warrior....Proud Lady
Gerald L. Cornelison
14 May 1972




(Wait for a couple of minutes before advancing to hear "Take Her Down", the "Silent Service" TV theme song.)

(Thanks to the "Goat Locker" for the .wav file)