Graphic courtesy of crew member Ronnie Slack
Thanks! A very well thought out and constructed website. Brought back some memories.
The Salmon, SS573, was my qual boat 70-73. Nice to see some pics of the Sailfish. We had the same deck grill. One of the qual questions was, of course, length stem to stern. My memory recalls a length of xxxftx and 1/2 inches which, of course, made the Sal the longest smokeboat in the navy if for nothing other than hollow bragging rights. I suspect the 1/2 inch is the reputed appendage which was welded onto the stern. Also, I don't recall the name we had for the space below the bridge but I do recall the duty section would have music jams there when in port. And like the 572, all lookouts were from the top of the sail unless the weather was horrific, in which case we'd stand periscope watches or simply pull the plug.
I was on the Grayback SS 574 from 82 to her decommissioning in 84. Your vid of Westpak shows Grayback as you are exiting Subic - Thanks for sharing YOUR memories so I could see mine!! Well Done shipmate - Great website!!!
We go up and we go down!
Way Cool Dude!