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Dolphin 57Tanglebones, Fri May 17, 2013 09:07
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

  • SSN 593 USS ThresherAnonymous, Sat Apr 6, 2013 10:06
    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 to watch the ceremony from Portsmouth N.H. at 1 PM EDT Resurgam as she remains on Eternal Patrol Buster
    • Re: ThresherRev. Kevin Crowell, Fri Apr 12 17:40
      • Comments.A.K. Murphy [Spud.]., Mon Apr 15 21:15

  • Request for ImagesTanglebones, Tue Apr 2, 2013 16:28
    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

  • Submarine Stories To PublishRichard Guitar, Tue Apr 2, 2013 11:50
    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

    COPD.Anonymous, Sat Mar 16, 2013 16:49
    Sorry to read about your medical trouble. How long did you serve in submarines?

    COPDRichard Guitar, Sun Feb 17, 2013 17:47
    I'm passing this message on from a Veteran from Rainbow regarding COPD and Veterans' Affairs From: Gene & Grace Adamson [] 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

    Cold...Spud., Wed Jan 23, 2013 20:10
    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.

  • OjibwaKeeps, Wed Jan 23, 2013 08:15
    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.

  • Flag Waggers..H.Nelson., Sun Jan 20, 2013 21:19
    I know that the Navy has always been known as 'The Silent Service' but I think that we could do with a bit more traffic on the "Forum". There must be lots of Dit's that hav'nt been told lately!

    Diet.Ojibwa., Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:04
    The only side effect from eating Fish Broth is that it makes you want to talk to Politicians.

  • No Subjectkeeps, Wed Jan 9, 2013 14:44
    Think I'd sooner smell of diesel than fish.

    fueldickie, Wed Jan 9, 2013 07:02
    smells a little fishy to me...

    Fuel.Anonymous, Sat Jan 5, 2013 16:49
    Just home from Ottawa. While there I heard that Canada's submarines will in future be fuelled with "Fish Broth" as made on an island in the Ottawa river. Both cheap and Green!

    Rum.Alan "Spud" Murphy, Tue Dec 25, 2012 16:24
    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.

    ChristmasDickie Lake, Fri Nov 30, 2012 07:46

    REMEMBERANCE DAYDICKIE LAKE, Sun Nov 11, 2012 07:28
    Up Spirits.. One all around..

  • REMEMBERANCE DAYDickie Lake, Sun Nov 11, 2012 07:25
    Up Spirits.. One all around May we never forget.. GOD BLESS YOU ALL..

    Need transportation to Port Burwell ?Donald Courcy, Sun Oct 21, 2012 18:22
    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

  • Canadian Forces Medal.Anonymous, Fri Oct 5, 2012 21:25
    How many members of S.O.C.A.have been awarded a C.D.

    No SubjectDickie Lake, Fri Sep 28, 2012 21:08
    Any word on next years BBQ..I know its a little early to have any news about it ,, Just thought I would ask..

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