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Thank you for your sacrifice! Thank you for your service! Support our troops, past, present , future!

Added: October 3, 2009
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I am trying to find information about the U.S.S. Scabbardfish. My grandfather Richard E. Estell was on this submarine during WWII. I believe that he is only 1 of 2 people still alive from that ship. My Uncle and I are trying to find pictures of the ship during war time. If anyone can help I would be more than greatful. Thank you and God bless all of the WWII Veterans that sacrificed so much for our freedom.

Added: September 28, 2009
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I went on the maritime museum tour with my friend Ewa a few years ago. The sub was my favorite!

Added: August 5, 2009
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I was on the Torsk from 1964 to 1966. Have great memories of my time onboard. I was also on the USS Seacat from 1962 to 1964. I would like to hear from some old shipmates....Charlie Weaver, George Black, Terry Shaffer(married the girl you set me up on a blind date with...Janice), Jerry Rawls etc.

Added: July 25, 2009
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Visited the Torsk on July 4th, 2009. Looks great and great people taking care of her. I served on 4 subs and a sub tender.
Keep up the good work.
John
SKCS(SS/SW), still active


Added: July 4, 2009
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Nice site! Nice site! I served a board the USS Tirante SS420 out of Key West. I spent three years on her and then left the Navy at the end of my enlistment as I was accepted at Penn State.
Chuck Shrump former EM3 SS SD


Added: May 26, 2009
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In 1946 I enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve. I lived in Chicago, IL. There was a Naval Reserve station at Navy Pier and they had a submarine unit, and that is what I opted for.

For the first 'cruise' I was sent to New London, CT for training. I took the pre-qualification tests (escape tank, pressure chamber, etc.) and was assigned to Torsk for my first cruise. I was in seventh heaven. I was aboard Torsk for two weeks (extended cruise) in the after torpedo room. I decided to make submarines my permanent choice.

The following year, much to my chagrin, Navy regs were changed and because I wore glasses, I could no longer qualify for the boats. So I ended up on Tin Cans.

I served a total of 8 years, 4 in the Reserve and 4 in the regular Navy on Tin Cans - Laffey DD-724, Haynsworth DD-700, and on Destroyer Tender - Yellowstone AD-27. My first love is still the smoke-boats.

The web-site brough back fond memories of my days as a 'bubblehead'/


Added: April 24, 2009
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I was amazed to the men that onced served on the Torsk Still ltheir keeping her alive and running. To beable to see the history in person will never be forgotten. BZ

Added: March 30, 2009
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I just found your trip to the USS Orion to strip it of some parts. Thanks for the great pictures and the memorys. I served on the Orion from 1980 to 1981. Brought it over to LaMaddelena, Sardinia, Italy to replace the Gilmore. I always wondered what happened to the Orion. Wasn't sure if it was turned to scrap or not and now I know. Thanks. I was a Machinery Repairman on the Orion. The pictures of the Machine Shop were great. Remember it well. Made some very important parts for Fast Attacks back then. I now work at Kings Bay Naval Base in GA. Boomer base!!!! Part of the Marine Corp Security Force. Anyway, great job on your restoration.
Have a Great Day.
John


Added: March 2, 2009
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Great pictures of the Torsk. I was on the Argonaut in the 60's and we made a med run together in 63. I'm looking for a Torsk crew member, name of David Williamstein. We went to TM A school and sub school tegether. He was aboard in the 63- 64 timeframe. Can anyone help? Thanks. Gary Vernon

Added: February 26, 2009
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