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Torsk is truly an amazing ship. I was one of the Maryland Naval Militia cadets that help bring the Torsk to Baltimore September 1972. This was just prior to me going on active duty in the Navy. She was towed by US Army Tugs while several of us actually rode the Torsk from Portsmith Va. to Baltimore. We were greeted by several small boats and as we started pulling into the dock. I placed a broom on the periscope above the sail indicating a traditional: Clean Sweep”. I plan to visit when I come to Baltimore in April.

Added: February 28, 2014
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I was a Tin Can sailor (USS Ingraham DD 694) but in 1967 we were doing ops off the VAcape with the Torsk. Her captain invited our crew to come over for a couple of days during the ops. Myself and another crazy sonarman, James A. Pearce, from Philly, were the only takers. The captain and crew were very cordial with the two of us and we learned a lot about passive sonar and submarine torpedo attacks. We were permitted to scope out our ship prior to a torpedo run. I've waited for a long time to tell her crew "Thank you." It was a great experience!!!

Added: November 17, 2013
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I have never been able to visit this sub, but my papa was on it from 44-46 and I truly hope I can see it one day.

Added: August 26, 2013
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In feb. 10, 2013, I visited the Baltimore Aquarium with my wife and children, however, when we left the aquarium caught my attention the torsk and enter with my 10 year old son. It was a unique experience, the two were very happy to visit and learn about its history.

Added: March 11, 2013
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My wife and I were on a trip to Baltimore last weekend, and with my sister-in-law forward deployed with the US Navy, we decided to stop and see the Torsk. Had a great time, enjoyed seeing the inside of the sub, and was truly amazed at how small some of the sleeping quarters are.

Added: February 22, 2013
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For antique vacuum tubes and other electronic parts, you might try the following:
ANTIQUE ELECTRONIC SUPPLY, 6221 South Maple,
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Fax: 1-800-706-6789
e-mail: sales@tubesandmore.com
For other parts, you might check e-bay. Incidentally, if Patriot's Point cannot raise the funds to repair Clamagore, you might obtain parts from them before it is towed out to sea and sunk as a reef.


Added: January 24, 2013
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Are any of the engines operable such as on the Cod, Cobia, Silversides and Pampanito?

Added: January 24, 2013
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I arrived on the Torsk in Norfolk just after thanksgiving of 1962. Shortly after arriving (3 hours) we got underway. This was quite exciting for a young seaman. This was my first underway in a 20 year career. The lessons learned from Doc Web, EN1 Shore and MM1 Jones are remembered to this day. Lessons learned on this submarine are still serving me in design engineering at Kennedy Space Center in 2013. Thank you all!!!!

Added: January 22, 2013
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As for your wish list, have you checked out e-bay? Not long ago, there was a diving klaxon listed for sale (at over $300.)

Added: October 11, 2012
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Of all the tours I have made of historic ships, the tour of the USS Torsk that I made on 29 September, 2012, was by far the best. The vounteer crew on the boat that day was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the Torsk, and about submarines in general. Thank you ladies and gentlemen for a very educational and enjoyable tour. I will certainly recommend this tour to anyone interested in submarines.

Added: October 3, 2012
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