“Drainin’ da Swamp” Ronnie Slack and I have been playing guitars together for almost 50 years. Ever since the first day we met after being stationed together aboard the 572Continue readingThe Bilge Rats….. Still Makin’ Music…..
A little while back I posted the following story showing my Awards Record when I was stationed aboard Sailfish and the crew was awarded the Viet Nam Service medal (Below).Continue readingWe Were Never There – A Follow Up…..
“One of the many things that every old diesel submarine sailor remembers is the time that was spent in the After Battery crews mess on ‘Mess Cook’ duty!” Typically withinContinue readingThe Mess Crank
Enginemen Russ “Bogie” Bogar & Bill “Lanny” Lanahan 1972 Blower Overhauls When Sailfish left Sub Base Point Loma for West-Pac in 1972 and I was an After Engine Room Oiler, weContinue readingBlower Overhauls – Yokosuka Japan 1972
“Never underestimate the imagination of a diesel boat sub sailor who has nothing but time on his hands. Given that time, he will certainly dream up something amusing to occupyContinue readingWinner Winner Chicken Dinner
I once worked with a fellow submariner who rode the Nuc boats back in the late 1980’s and remember him mentioning something about ‘Pizza’ night….. I remember having some prettyContinue readingWe Never Had Pizza
Those little windows on the sail are in the free-flooding section called the “Nav Level”. I was told that it was for standing lookout watch in really bad weather. However,Continue readingThe Nav Level
Those who have looked at the pictures that are posted, will probably have noticed the grill that was built into the deck. This grill was the center piece of everyContinue readingThe Sailfish Deck Grill
“I’ll never forget the sounds, smells, and vacuums that took place during a good snorkel run, but what will always stick with me was being the Throttleman on watch andContinue readingPrepare To Snorkel!!
Leaving for West Pac was always a big deal for any of the boats stationed at Sub Base Point Loma. The Submarine Wives Club would always show up with freshContinue readingPreparing To Get Underway For Deployment To The Western Pacific