Okay folks, just a heads up that I'll shortly be pulling the plug on this forum. A draft version of the new SAOC (Central) website will shortly be going live, and it will include a brand new forum. I hope to have the new forum up within a week of the main site going live, so please be patient. I'm still learning how... more
Gents, Might be a good idea to pause for a few moments today. It was 50 years ago on this date (06 April 1963) that Thresher went down with all hands. Go to http://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/2935 to watch the ceremony from Portsmouth N.H. at 1 PM EDT Resurgam as she remains on Eternal Patrol Buster
I'm currently working on a brand new SAOC (Central) webpage and I have need of high quality photos, both boats and people. Boats - Any and all pictures welcome, but especially Grilse, Rainbow, and the Oberons. Buster - feel free to send pictures of the two U-boats if you have any with you standing on the casing in... more
Good day. The Naval Association of Canada is producing Volume 10 of Salty Dips and it will be timed for release during the 100th anniversary of the Submarine Service in 2015. If you haven't seen them before Salty Dips is a collection of volumes of entertaining and informative stories that were recounted by those who... more
I'm passing this message on from a Veteran from Rainbow regarding COPD and Veterans' Affairs From: Gene & Grace Adamson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Sunday, 17 February, 2013 10:52 AM To: Undisclosed-Recipient:; Subject: Shipmate News Ahoy All, Request for assistance from Rainbow shipmate Elmer Jones ... I have a... more
I fully agree with "Keeps". Working maintenance in dry dock or up on the Slips in winter is a miserable job. The best place to do it is at the Norwegian sub. base at Haakonvern!All the barracks floors has a sauna.
Have they got heat on the boat? Spent a winter on the Dartmouth slips on Crusader and damn near froze to death--best part was the cold congealed meals sent over from Stad. Slept in hammocks and would wake up with an inch of frost around head.Couldn't even keep fire hoses running overnight as they would freeze.
Just splicing the Mainbrace with the new Morgan's rum. The last time I Spliced it was in Hong Kong in 1956.Very happy that my family and I are now Canadians and living in this country.Happy Christmas and a Good New Year to you all."Spud" ex Totem,Alaric,Ojibwa, Onandaga.
Don'T THINK THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE THE 18TH MEETING.. SO!! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.. UP SPIRITS ONE ALL AROUND FLOOD "Q" TAKER DEEP AND LETS MAKE THIS THE BEST DIVE EVER.. DICKIE ''
I will be going to Port Burwell for the landing of OJIBWA. Leaving Montreal early on Monday November 12th in my 2009 Grand Caravan. Staying at the Howard Johnson in Tillsonburg, arriving on the 12th and departing on the 15th. I intend to spend Tuesday the 13th and Wednesday the 14th at Port Burwell. I am alone so far. ... more