Issue/Date 20150427

Updated:Tuesday, April 28, 2015 06:53 AM



Puget Soundings - Base Newsletter 

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Gertrude Check: A universal navy term for requesting an underwater telephone check with another boat or skimmer .

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

Lest We Forget:                       April

USS Pickerel


USS Grenadier


USS Gudgeon


USS Snook


USS Thresher


Burial at Sea

Memorial Day Observance/Tolling the Boats

(Posted April 25 2015)

Submarine Group 9 will be hosting the subject event at 1000 on 21 May (Thursday)  at Deterrent Park, Bangor.

Click for  base access form for those who do not have base access.


April 21st Monthly General Meeting Summary

(Posted April 22, 2015)

Last evening, Tuesday, April 21st, an excellent turnout which included other members from San Diego, Seattle and South Sound bases made for a grand get-to-gather for swapping stories of yesteryear.

After traditional opening ceremonies led by base Cdr Jim DeMott, Seattle Base Commander Dick Gonzalez and accompanied by base members Dutch Krompholz and Pat Householder captured the Traveling Dolphins from Bremerton Base.  Of course they were required to present tales of the past of their submarine experiences in order to prevail in their mission.  Vcdr Steve Corcoran turned over the dolphins.

Top: L-R...Jim Demott, John Mansfield, Dutch Krompholz, Bob Bissonnette, Dick Gonzalez, Mike Ellis and Pat Householder. Bottom:L-R...Dutch Krompholz, Pat Householder, Dick Gonzalez and Steve Corcoran.  Photos provided by John Mansfield.  Big Pic

South Sound Base Commander John Mansfield, accompanied by base member Mike Ellis were short another member to compete for the dolphins.

Western Regional Director and San Diego Base Commander Bob Bissonnette gave a review of his career in the Navy and the Arctic Submarine Lab in addition to his service to the Subvets as a Base Commander, District Commander, WR Director and USSVI Photographer.  He informed us of the progress being made on a “new” national web site which will be “friendlier” to users.  Also a method to pay dues via a web site may be in the future.

The business portion of the meeting was held after a break.  Of note are upcoming events; May 16th, Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade and May 5th, deadline for 2015 Scholarship application submittals.

A reminder that the Western Region Roundup in Laughlin, NV  is  coming up from 26 April to 1 May  was announced.

More details of the meeting will be forth coming in the base minutes.



2015 Enlisted Submarine Ball

(Posted April 12, 2015)

Images by Wayne Sieckowski

L>R Ralph Harris MMCM(SS) ret, RADM Kriete, Comsubgru9, Dutch Kaiser FTCS (SS) ret, WWII SV Paul Christopherson, Adm Kreite,  Aecha Christopherson and Sub Pac Master Chief of Force Mason.



Seattle Base Raffle

(Posted April 8, 2015) drawing.html

These museum quality framed cutaways retail for $ 260.00, have a natural basswood finish and are mounted on a Baltic Blue matte with a cherry finish frame. The framed size is 22.5" wide by 8.5" high.

The drawing will be held at the close of our June Meeting (June 17). You do not have to be present to win.

Tickets are only $ 5.00 each or get 6 tickets for $ 25.00.

To purchase tickets, mail your check now mail to:

USSV Seattle Base
c/o Jim Harper (Re: Raffle Tickets)
12105 48th Dr SE
Everett, WA 98208-9106

or you can just see Jim at the April, May or June meetings.


Deterrent Park Semi -Annual Paver Installation Planned for Mid May

(Posted April 2, 2015)


Those who have had thoughts of donating an engraved paver to be installed  into the missile deck of the SSBN 624 full scale topside mock up at Deterrent Park NBK Bangor should get their donation form in with donation by May 1, the deadline to get them engraved and installed before the end of May.


Details are hereDonation form is here.





Monthly Meetings

Summer Hours


3rd Tues, 1900 (7PM)

at FRA 29, 521 National Ave,

Bremerton, WA


Det Park Bink Donation Form

(Deadline - 1 May 2015)


2015 Fireworks Sale Watch Bill

Need Your Help!!!


Seattle Base Blog


Up Periscope


Scholarship Application

May 5th Deadline


Will Rogers' Reunion


Chicago Submarine Memorial



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 Soup Down

Tracyton Public House

Tracyton,April 24 2015

Photos by  Dennis Nardone



Submarine Videos

The Largest Submarine in WWII

Jon Jaques Submarine Museum

Submarine Base 1943 WWII THRILLER

Pride Runs Deep (1978) - Full Length Documentary on Nuclear Submarines

SSBN History

SUBMARINES, SECRETS AND SPIES - NOVA - Discovery/Military/History (documentary)

Merge of Nuclear Power & Submarine Hull Design Video

Top Ten _ 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

The Largest Submarine in The U.S. Navy

Ohio Class Submarine | Combat Countdown

Trident Missile Launch From a  Submarine

Submarine Service In The 1970s

Watch out from below

Fast Attack

NEW SUBMARINE! U.S. Navy Takes Delivery

of PCU Minnesota

Submarine nucleare (DOCUMENTAR)

Russian submarine History

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

Submarine Patrol 3/3 - Chasing the Enemy

Oberon Arrival in Halifax

RCN Submarines HD

Kursk Submarine Disaster


Communications Supporters

Use or lose




USS Woodrow Wilson SSBN 624

Deterrent Park

Sponsors for May 2015

Engraved Paver Installation




USSVI-Farragut Base


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Trident Nuclear Submarines To Be Moved To Gibraltar Amid SNP Threat

New Software Lets Sailors Use Navy-Issued Phones for Personal Use

Want to see inside a U-boat??

Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation for military leak

A rare glance into the heart of a WWI German U-boat

U.S. Navy Tests New Submarine-Hunting Drone Ship

White and blue crackerjacks moving forward

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