Issue/Date 20150126

Updated:Thursday, January 29, 2015


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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:  January:

USS S-36 (SS-141

USS S-26 (SS-131)

USS Argonaut (APS-1)

USS Swordfish (SS-193) Click for Burial At Sea Instriuctions

US Submarine Men Lost During WWII, 6 Volume Set Gifted to Kitsap Regional Library (KRL)
By Don Bassler | Jan 27, 2015 | USSVI Bremerton Base

(Posted 01-28-2015)

Bremerton Submarine Veterans presented a six volume set of US Submarine Men Lost During WWII to KRL, Downtown Bremerton Branch Manager.  L-R: Subvets Wayne Sieckowski, Don Bassler, Ralph Harris and Branch Manager Susan Lavin.


BREMERTONThe United States Submarine Veterans’ Bremerton Base gifted a six volume set of the  "UNITED STATES SUBMARINE MEN LOST DURING WORLD WAR II, Edition 5”  to the Kitsap Regional Library.  The set will reside in the Downtown Bremerton Branch for use in-house research. KRL information maybe acquired at


All the submarine men who died during WWII have been researched and their records recorded in this six volume publication.


This gift echoes the submarine veterans’ purpose “To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country.”


Bremerton Subvet information may be viewed at .




Christmas Party Pictures-You Download Yours?

(Posted Jan 20, 2015)


Had a couple of requests for Christmas Party Pictures taken by Dennis Nardone. I suspect some have already downloaded theirs.  If not, go to  (Be patience. Lots of quality pictures need to come up.) Find your picture, right click cursor on image and "save as" into your files./ed

January Base Meeting Summary

(Updated Jan 21, 2015)


Cdr Jim DeMott opened meeting with tradition ceremony which was followed by a Business Meeting .


 Of Note:


1. February meeting, Sat, Feb 21st, will be at the Bremerton Kitsap Way American Legion featuring a breakfast with a comic entertainer. Partners are invited to attend.  Breakfast starts at 9AM.  More info will follow.


2. The six volume set of Submarine Men Lost During WWII books will be presented to the Kitsap Regional Library, Bremerton Branch on Tuesday, Jan 27th at 1100.


3. Meeting attendees  approved  $1000 donation to the Chicago Submarine Memorial recommended by the E-board.


Following the business meeting, the Rickover video was shown.





Monthly Meetings

Winter Hours

  3rd Sat , 1000 (

at FRA 29, 521 National Ave, Bremerton, WA

Scholarship Application


Will Rogers' Reunion


Chicago Submarine Memorial



2014 Calendar below, Email  Red to change
 Click Date to See Event


Click to view Steve Benicke and Frank Voznak promote Chicago Submarine Memorial. Click to make donation.



Silverdale 01-16-2015

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

The "NEW" Horse And Cow

536 4th Street, Bremerton, WA


Communications Supporters

Use or lose



USS Woodrow Wilson SSBN 624

Deterrent Park

Sponsors for

May 2015

Engraved Paver





USSVI-Farragut Base


Tarcza (2)


U S Submarine Veterans NEWS (LINK)

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2015 Awards manual has been approved by the E-Board




Stuff you won't see in the local fish wrapper

US Submarine Men Lost During WWII, 6 Volume Set Gifted to Kitsap Regional Library (KRL)

Report: Changes May Hit Military Basic, Special and Retirement Pays

Female Terrorists Finding Their Place in Islamic Militants' Ranks

Sweden Suspects Up To 4 Subs Violated Its Waters – Report

Transparent Sea: The Unstealthy Future Of Submarines

DOD Will Reconsider Thousands of Vietnam Vets’ Discharge Statuses

What It Felt Like to Test the First Submarine Nuclear Reactor

Submarine History - German Submarine SM U-118

Navy announces plan to offer enlisted women jobs on submarines

‘Sniper’ Shocks Hollywood With Massive Box Office Weekend

Former USS Cole CO Gives his Prospective on Current State

Jane Fonda on Vietnam War Comments: 'I Made a Huge, Huge Mistake'

USS Arizona Pics you may not have seen...From Birth!

The Diving Alarm Ballet

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