Issue/Date 20150302

Updated:Friday, March 06, 2015 09:41 AM



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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:                       March

USS F-4 [ex-SKATE] (SS23)



USS Perch (SS-176)

USS Grampus (SS-207)

USS Triton (SS-201)

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USS Kete


USS Trigger (SS-237) Burial at Sea

Ens Joe Hanisko to USS Chancellorsville CG-62 as the Repair Officer

(Posted: Mar 5, 2015)


Submariner Joe Surfaces in Yoko.


Vcdr Steve Corcoran Sends


From: Steve Corcoran <>
Date:03/02/2015 16:38 (GMT-08:00)
To: "J.C. Hanisko" <>
Subject: Re: Update

Outstanding Sir !! Great job, and thanks for the e-mail. I will forward to the e-board. Take care.

On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 6:14 AM, J.C. Hanisko <> wrote:
Hey Steve,

Wanted to pass the good word. I graduated from OCS this past Friday, February 27th, and was commissioned as an Ensign. I am currently down in San Diego where I will undergo 2 months of Basic Division Officer training before reporting to USS Chancellorsville CG-62 as the Repair Officer. This summer this ship will change homeport to Yokosuka, Japan.

Hope that everything is well up at the Bremerton Base. I’m planning on attending some meetings down here at the San Diego base. Already made contact with them and asked for a ride as I don’t have a car here.

Best wishes,
Joe Hanisko

PS Here’s a picture of me and my sister from after the ceremony in case you’d like to post it on Gertrude Check.

 A classic — the USS Bremerton — returns to namesake city

 By:  Ed Friedrich | Kitsap Sun

 Posted: 4:46 PM, Feb 28, 2015


The 34-year-old USS Bremerton, homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is visiting it’s namesake city this week

BREMERTON — USS Bremerton has been commissioned longer than any submarine in the Navy — but don’t call it old.

“We’re a classic, like a 1967 Mustang,” said Cmdr. Wes Bringham, the fast attack sub’s affable commanding officer. “We’re the most classic and the most classy.”

Pearl Harbor-based USS Bremerton, commissioned 34 years ago, arrived Wednesday morning at its namesake city for a weeklong visit. It was last here in May 2012. Several of its current crew members were aboard and remember being embraced by the city and Navy League chapter that adopted the boat in January 2011.

“We really value the relationship we have,” Bringham said. “When we come here, it’s almost like coming to a second homeport.”

This week, the sub’s sailors will participate in a community relations project at Hal’s Corner, attend a crew function at McCloud’s Grill House, play a baseball game against Bangor-based USS Nebraska crew members, and go to a mayor’s reception at City Hall. Read All with Video


Update on Bruce Loughridge

(Posted Feb 28, 2015)\

Ralph Harris Sends:

Dutch and I went down.  Had a good visit. Bruce was in good spirits and talking about coming home the beginning of the week.  Will have to get about a month of speech therapy.  When he can eat and drink again, he wants pizza and a beer.  Told him we wanted to be with him for this great event.  Said he would shoot for a soup down.

(Posted Feb 28, 2015)\

Welcome Aboard New Member Orville E Stoner Sr  (Darter, Pasadena, Alabama)

Trident Deception Book Signing

(Posted Feb 25, 2015)\


Bob Aronson Sends:


Hello Everyone,

I thought I’d pass on information about a book signing event that you may be interested in. Rick Campbell, author of The Trident Deception, is signing copies of his new book Empire Rising. Rick is a retired submariner and the books feature submarines and a lot of action. If you’d like to learn more about Rick and his books, his website is

 He’s got a really nice section of the website called Submarine 101 that you may want to check out for passing along. Great for non-dolphin wearers to learn a bit more about subs.

The book signing is at the Barnes & Noble in the Kitsap Mall on Saturday, 14 March at 2 p.m. He’d love to meet NSL members, so try and stop by.


Bob Aronson
CAPT, USN (Ret.)
President, Pacific Northwest Chapter
Naval Submarine League
The professional organization for submariners and submarine advocates

Base General Membership Breakfast Meeting Very Enjoyable

(Posted Feb 22, 2015)

Photos by Dennis Nardone (Click for Big Picture)

Opened with traditional ceremony.


About 40 members and guests enjoyed a Saturday Morning Social meeting at the America Legion Post 149  (Bremerton), Feb 21st.


We were hosted by members Doug and Allison McKay who put on a grand breakfast for all in attendance.  Thank you, Doug and Allison.


Then we got some laughs watching professional comic/magician Rick Anderson. His slight of hand tricks with cards and napkins, were mixed with many comical comments he made, while bringing some lady guests into the routine.


Cdr Jim Demott and V Cdr Steve Corcoran made some brief general comments,  words of recognition.


Jim read a e-mail from life member Bruce Loughridge: "Just letting you guys know I'm going in for surgery Monday morning at Madigan. They are going to do a laryngectomy (larnix/ed) on my throat. Hopefully it won't kill me. Won't be able to talk for awhile which will probably make a lot of people happy. Probably will be there a week."

Bruce , keep up the fight!




Monthly Meetings

Winter Hours


3rd Sat , 1000 (10AM)

at FRA 29, 521 National Ave,

Bremerton, WA


Dolphin Dash


Submariners Walk Heritage Trail


Scholarship Application


Western Region Roundup in Laughlin, NV


Will Rogers' Reunion


Chicago Submarine Memorial


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How a World War II Submarine Works

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

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