The Champion Submarine-Killing Submarine of World War Two


Guestbook, 2004

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Date: December 26, 2004
Time: 08:45:33
Name: Billy Cauthon
Comments: I am a proud Muskogee born resident. I stood on the banks of the Arkansas river, when I was a child, to watch the U.S.S. Batfish sail into my town. What a sight to see! A few years later, while I was in the Boy Scouts, my troop had the experience to have a campout onboard. I remember fishing from the deck ( the Batfish was sitting in water at that early time but now is on dry ground ), looking at all the complicated gauges,levers,and living quarters. I couldn't figure out how the crew could navigate the tight space and go through the thick iron oval doorways without hitting their heads.I am much older now but will always remember those fantastic childhood events in detail. Every citizen of this GREAT country should hold dear to their heart and have the utmost admiration for the crews that sailed these vessels in the darkness of the oceans and seas. If you come to Muskogee to see the submarine, you might be amazed by visiting the army (calvary?) fort across the river in the town of Fort Gibson.
Date: December 20, 2004
Time: 20:50:08
Name: Al Rees
Comments: When I was a kid in the 60's in New Orleans, I used to sleep at night on the Batfish. My dad was a chief on the base there and did watch on the Batfish.
Date: December 15, 2004
Time: 20:10:13
Name: John Hosler
Comments: My Father served in the Batfish. I am very proud of him!
Date: December 8, 2004
Time: 03:58:38
Name: Darrell Spencer
Comments: Thanks.
Date: December 7, 2004
Time: 18:29:24
Name: Frank Ilardi
Comments: n/t
Date: December 7, 2004
Time: 00:58:47
Name: Martina Tatum
Comments: n/t
Date: November 24, 2004
Time: 02:28:49
Name: Henning
Comments: Great job with the website. Just to inform you all that my grandfather Commander Donald Henning passed away last November. He will be rembered along with the crewmen that he joyfully served with.
Date: November 17, 2004
Time: 16:04:46
Name: Chris Chandler
Comments: Loved the site. Wish you had a crew list for the SSN 681. Was my first boat from March 85 to Nov 90.
Date: November 12, 2004
Time: 13:31:12
Name: Gregory West
Comments: My wife and I visited this Grand Lady while we lived in Broken Arrow, OK. We moved to Kansas and have just recently moved back to Oklahoma, to Muskogee. I have now visited countless times. I am a Blue Water Navy Veteran. My first ship was the Uss Kinkaid DD 965, a Spruance Class Destroyer that has just recently been decommissioned. I am so proud that such a great ship as the Batfish is being kept as a part of not only US history, US Navy History but as part of my Naval heritage. Job well done to all involved in keeping this NATIONAL TREASURE in such magnificent shape.
Date: November 11, 2004
Time: 18:01:29
Name: Daniel Calabrese
Comments: I had a cw QSO with WW2SUB 11/11/02 Freq 14.042 UTC 1421 I was comunication chief in WW11 and served from 1943 to 1945 in the Philipines. As an Amateur Radio Operator I am very active on the CW bands. 73 Dan AA2HX
Date: November 10, 2004
Time: 01:58:59
Name: jessica ballard
Comments: n/t
Date: October 30, 2004
Time: 22:21:41
Name: John Smickle
Comments: HELLO! I have visited Batfish twice, the first being not too long after the book came out (1979-81) and the 2nd visit being this past Labor Day weekend. It was certainly a jaw-dropper to see how the site itself has matured, including new outdoor exhibits and the museum displays, which were not as large back then. The grounds are so nice! I found myself getting that special feeling in my heart that I only experience when I feel the presence of those who have gone before me and made my soft life possible by their sacrifices. Especially touching is the garden with the monuments to the boats on Eternal Patrol. I am endlessly fascinated by tha complexity of subs, even these old boats which were relatively simple mechanical contrivances (simple only compared to today's marvels). To see Her up on dry land is nothing short of breathtaking, a modern-day pyramid right there in the Heartland. My hat is certainly off to all of you who make this possible. When I get back that way, I will visit again, and try to spread the word among my fellow Tennessee Military Collectors. My only suggestion is you put the Battle Flag and a few other treasures behind glass; I know not everyone is honest! On a personal note, I was vacationing in Tahlequa, visiting friends who moved from here in Chattanooga to there two years ago. We were finishing up our tour, I was photographing Batfish from 360 degrees around, when my cell rang....a friend was passing along the news that the partners I had worked for for ten years had dissolved the business and I was employed no more. All things happen for some reason. Iwill always remember that, too. THANKS!
Date: October 24, 2004
Time: 01:15:05
Name: Angela Davis
Comments: n/t
Date: October 21, 2004
Time: 01:07:11
Name: wayne murdock
Comments: n/t
Date: October 20, 2004
Time: 02:30:08
Date: October 16, 2004
Time: 05:41:46
Name: Valleri A Smith
Comments: I visited the Batfish in early September and was very impressed and overwhelmed. I began doing more research of the batfish on the web.
Date: October 15, 2004
Time: 00:03:31
Name: craig murdock
Comments: n/t
Date: October 5, 2004
Time: 17:28:02
Name: Traci Dru
Comments: n/t
Date: October 5, 2004
Time: 17:27:30
Name: shaye strickleb
Comments: n/t
Date: October 5, 2004
Time: 17:27:16
Name: Sarah Costas
Comments: Thank you
Date: October 3, 2004
Time: 17:59:30
Name: Pamela and Chris Chaney
Comments: n/t
Date: October 1, 2004
Time: 13:04:46
Name: Richard Morreale
Comments: n/t
Date: October 1, 2004
Time: 01:31:30
Name: Waymon Peterson
Comments: I visited the Batfish today & thoroughly enjoyed it. I was there probably 15 or so years ago & at that time it was needing some restoration work. I was glad to see that it was in more pristine condition today. This is a great site. When I travel I always try to make it to any naval museums I happen upon. Been to Galveston & seen the Cavalla, To Omaha & saw a training submarine they have there & I have visited the Battleship Texas & recently the Battleship New Jersey. Always great to see these memorials & wonderful to view the scope & awesome size of these amazing machines. And to wonder at the bravery of the men who manned them.
Date: September 23, 2004
Time: 16:56:26
Name: Charlie Wormwood
Comments: linked thru the Tunny website, Nice dude!
Date: September 12, 2004
Time: 04:31:27
Name: Linda Webster, Lowe
Comments: n/t
Date: September 11, 2004
Time: 16:45:57
Name: marvin o'connor
Comments: n/t
Date: September 2, 2004
Time: 23:18:16
Name: Stephen Rinish
Comments: Recently visited the Batfish and can say that it was worth going a long distance to see and walk through the submarine. The people in the museum were very helpful and answered every question asked. We will visit again next year. Erika and Steve Rinish, Lawton Oklahoma
Date: August 21, 2004
Time: 23:43:52
Name: Laura Watts
Comments: I just wanted to let you know that I was amazed today when I visited the USS Batfish. I went with a church group of 9 kids all 12 and under. They were so amazed at the ship and the conditions that the men lived in. It was a special treat to get to met two WWII veterans. The kids told them they were their heros. They are all ready to go back again. Thank you for such a wonderful day. The USS Batfish was the main topic at my dinner table tonight. Thank you for defending our country. You all are my hero's. Laura Watts
Date: August 20, 2004
Time: 17:16:29
Name: Bobby White
Comments: I used to work for the memorial at one time. From the J.D.C.C. ( Muskogee,Oklahoma ) Awsome place,and great people involved in a great thing.
Date: August 18, 2004
Time: 12:39:57
Comments: I am Spanish. Thank you for all american people that save the peace always. That the god save our souls.
Date: August 9, 2004
Time: 23:37:15
Name: CCN
Comments: Hello, I came upon your site from the broshure you all had at the Museum. I went into it at Musgoee,OK. You all have done a wonderful job on it! Continue the great work.
Date: July 27, 2004
Time: 03:21:27
Date: July 24, 2004
Time: 20:57:49
Name: Richard Garnet
Comments: I am the unger brother of Chief MM Garnet[the greek] I have followed the Batfish from the start. I was at the commisioning party in New London . keep up the good work Richard G.
Date: July 13, 2004
Time: 18:30:45
Name: Charles Wilson
Comments: I am working on the uss razorback in little rock
Date: July 11, 2004
Time: 02:17:14
Name: Bethany Klicka
Comments: I REALLY enjoyed your website! I visited the USS Batfish a couple weeks ago when I was staying with my grandparents who live in Tulsa, OK. I was very impressed by the submarine and its history, and am writing a book about it. I have previously written a book about Dr. Walter Reed, and was encouraged to get it published. I am in the process of getting it to a publisher, but my Mom suggested I have a couple other books either finished or in the process of being finished. Anyway, your website was a wonderful help, and I especially liked reading the war patrols! It is neat to see the patrol unfolding, bit by bit. I was wondering if you had any other personal information about any of the Batfish's skippers as I would like to write about them too, besides their work on the Batfish, e.g. how old they were when they took command, if any of them were married at the time and whether or not they had a family, etc. I found your website when I did a google search on the U.S.S. Batfish. Thank you for all your hard work! You've done a fantastic job on the website! Bethany Klicka
Date: July 10, 2004
Time: 15:52:16
Name: Paul M Price
Comments: Thanks for QSO July 10 2004 with USS Batfish, operator Sam, I enjoyed the USS Batfish web site very much, keep up the fine job with your special event station.73 Paul WA0ISE
Date: July 06, 2004
Time: 02:36:35
Name: Tom Rhea, Jr.
Comments: USS BATFISH (SS-310) has a special place in my heart. I was raised in SE Oklahoma (Idabel) and earned my Dolphins on USS BATFISH (SSN-681). My CO (CDR T. W. Evans) later rose to RADM and was highly regarded in the Submarine community. While I was aboard her, we conducted many very sensitive patrols (mostly "up north") and came very close to a Presidential Unit Citation (PUC), which would have matched the record of her illustrious predecessor. My BATFISH worked very hard to uphold the tradition of her namesake and, hopefully, we accomplished our mission. I hope that SS-310 has a long and glorious "eighth" patrol as she teaches succeeding generations about the accomplishments and sacrifices of her sisters and their crews. Thomas E. Rhea, Jr., ET1(SS/SW), USN(Ret)
Date: July 02, 2004
Time: 00:25:33
Name: gladys walton
Date: July 01, 2004
Time: 20:19:58
Name: chris welch
Comments: n/t
Date: July 01, 2004
Time: 17:41:46
Name: Bruce Gerhardt
Comments: Hello! My father, Manuel A. Gerhardt served on the Batfish, I was just checking out the sight and thought I would say hello. My father is now 83 years old and is doing well here in the New Orleans area. Bruce Gerhardt
Date: June 28, 2004
Time: 00:26:32
Name: James Sehy
Comments: I visited the USS Batfish several days ago. I am from North Carolina and was on a road trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Although New Mexico was the main part of my trip, the USS Batfish was one of the highlights. The Sub is well preserved and the visitor center has a great collection of artifacts. My wife, daughter and I enjoyed our visit. I am a member of the Tin Can Sailors. I do volunteer work on both the Destroyer USS Laffey and the Battleship USS North Carolina. As stated earlier, the Sub is in very nice shape, hats off to the staff and especially hats off to the volunteers that keep the sub in such great shape. As a volunteer myself, I know that a lot of hard work is done by the volunteers. In addition, I enjoyed the website, keep up the good work! Regards, Jim Sehy, USS Peterson DD-969 (1983-1987)
Date: June 26, 2004
Time: 12:54:26
Name: Ken Case
Comments: Just browsing after our qso Sam. Thanks for all the help for a newbie on 6 meters. 73, Ken K5KC
Date: June 23, 2004
Time: 20:45:49
Name: sara anaya
Comments: hey it is great to sign this book super!!!!!!!/love sara
Date: June 23, 2004
Time: 15:42:12
Name: Jim Griswold
Comments: just had radio contact with Sam and he told me to look at decommissioned Submarines. Thank you for the great site and if I ever get in your part of the country I will for sure come and see the BATFISH . 73 Jim KD7SMI
Date: June 16, 2004
Time: 15:47:37
Name: David Burkes
Comments: Made radio contact on 7.229 kHz with Sam WW2SUB Wed 06/16/2004. Enjoyed QSO and website reading war patrols. Keep up the good work. KB5RCJ.
Date: June 14, 2004
Time: 21:36:40
Name: Leon Bishop
Comments: Thanks for the ham qso.
Date: June 11, 2004
Time: 01:22:27
Name: Gary Grisham
Comments: I volunteer for BOWFIN one day a month. I will be in Dallas in Oct., Is it possable to tour the interior of the Boat? Thanks, G.D. Grisham
Date: June 10, 2004
Time: 01:23:51
Comments: Know a little about the Batfish, my dad served on board with Uncle Sullivan and Uncle Larry "soundhead" Whorton..These guys were not really family uncles but to me they were the only uncles I had, along with Capt.Bradley and the rest of the crew..Dad, Larry, Sullivan and the Capt.are no long with us, but I think of them often..and Key West and cream and movies were great...My son and I hope to make a trip out to visit the "Boat" soon if we can work out the details..Thanks to all of the crews for being family to all of us kids back in the old days at the beach patio Key West Naval Station..1955-1964
Date: June 3, 2004
Time: 23:17:31
Name: Mac McCollum
Comments: Great site. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I served on Growler, Archerfish and Sturgeon. It is a great life if you can take all the hangovers ! Good Luck.
Date: June 2, 2004
Time: 14:24:13
Name: Joanna Herrick
Comments: n/t
Date: May 23, 2004
Time: 03:54:01
Name: Robert Abbott Jr.
Comments: I'm so happy to have found this site! I'm not a big web surfer but I thought I would do a search on Batfish and see what came up. I read Hughston Lowder and Jack Scott's book countless times when I was a kid (I just turned 22 and graduated from St. John's College, Annapolis last week-right across from the Naval Academy) and thought I would read it one last time before giving it to my dad as a birthday present. I had completely forgotten that the Batfish had been preserved and was unsure whether it was still being maintained. Now that I know it is, maybe I'll drop by on my way to Santa Fe to visit friends this summer. Thanks for a great site!
Date: May 28, 2004
Time: 23:59:58
Name: Roland Wheat
Comments: I served on the nuclear powered USS Batfish, SSN 681. A strong ship, with plenty of battle reputation to back up by her name, and a fine job she did from 1972 to 1998 AD. The people I served with were some of the finest human beings that walk or have walked this green Earth, some fine friends indeed. To the friends, brothers and sisters of Batfish shipmates, I offer this congratulatory message! "Bravo Zulu on a job well done!" I LOVE THE NAVY!!!
Date: May 28, 2004
Time: 03:52:19
Name: L. Carl Mc Innis
Comments: n/t
Date: May 26, 2004
Time: 17:02:58
Name: Tom DeGenova
Comments: I toured the Batfish as a child in the mid 60's when she was berthed in the Industrial Canal at Higgins Shipyard (home of the Higgins boats). I vaguely remembered the name all these years and recently became intrigued by submarines again as I am reading "Blind Man's Bluff". I confirmed that is was the Batfish after reading the article on War Patrol #8--had to be it. I remember looking through the periscope and taking an improptu tour courtesy of a sailor aboard. As we lived nearby the shipyard, we had a habit of wandering around as kids and they gave us a tour. It was probably not long before it made the trip to Oklahoma.
Date: May 18, 2004
Time: 06:47:41
Name: Louis E. LeBlanc III
Comments: I signed up with the Submarine Service on board the USS Batfish (SS 310) on July 23, 1960. She was a Reserve Submarine unit. SUB-DIV 8-32. Moored at the Delta Shipyard on the Industrial Canal, New Orleans, LA. I went active duty on July 23, 1962 and served on board the USS Sea Lion and finished my tour of duty on the USS Redfin (AGSS 272). The submarine next to the Batfish from 1959 through 1963 was the USS Whale ( I don't remember her hull number ) She sat high in the water because her battery banks had been removed. I believe she went for scrap. Glad to see that the Batfish has found a home with a Veterans group.

Louis E. LeBlanc III ( RM3-SS )
Date: May 1, 2004
Time: 11:52:01
Name: Steve Halley
Comments: I don't know if you are aware that our grandfather passed in 1995. If anyone has any stories of photos of him we would be grateful.  He was a fantastic grandparent.  I had the opportunity to talk to him a little about his sub experience...but he didn't share much.  He was a very quiet, humble and private man.  It has been fantastic to have your web site for more information.

Stephen Halley (husband of Dana Halley Peterson)
Dana Halley Peterson (his grand daughter)

Steve Halley, Phone:916-215-1238, Email:
Date: April 27, 2004
Time: 15:17:46
Name: Joe Funck
Comments: Have visited the Memorial twice, have really enjoyed it,,, thank you for having such a nice memorial for the veterans,,,,,
Date: April 25, 2004
Time: 21:09:44
Name: Charles Deaton
Comments: I'm primarily a WWII modeler, I posse little info. on WWII subs and how they are painted. For example was the Batfish have camo. or basic overall grey colors etc;. I would like to do the Batfish, but would like her to be as close to accurate as possible when painted. Thanks, Charlie

Date: April 24, 2004
Time: 21:23:30
Name: Noel Villarreal
Comments: Enjoyed the Ham Radio Contact with Sam aboard the Batfish Submarine WW2SUB on 4-24-2004 @ 2110 UTC on 7.243.5 Mhz Looking forward to receiving a QSL card from the Boat. QTH here is Victoria, Texas located about 85 North of Corpus Christi, Texas along the Texas middle Coast. Catch ya'll later and take care. 73's Noel Villarreal-KD5PMU

Date: April 19, 2004
Time: 17:36:35
Name: Elizabeth Victoria
Comments: n/t

Date: April 19, 2004
Time: 06:58:06
Name: Parris Giard
Comments: I Just wanted to see the site. I have read extensively on the U.S. Submarine war in the pacific and am familiar with Batfish. I found the website by general search on the web. I knew she had been preserved and therefore would most likely have a web site. I am curious as to how closely preserved she is now to her state in the war? Don't sweat the answer. Only if you have time. Thank-You, PMG

Date: April 17, 2004
Time: 22:58:39
Name: William E. Shouse Jr
Comments: The site is wonderful and the information is good. It brings back memory's of a time gone by that is important for people to remember.

Date: April 17, 2004
Time: 01:10:07
Name: nicholas haggerty
Comments: I was a tm3 onboard from 1952 to1954 i wonder if carl weber finally made home brew without it blowing up. JOE HAGGERTY TMC(SS)RET.

Date: April 14, 2004
Time: 16:25:05
Name: Cliff Williams (A.R.S. N2IGB)
Comments: Outstanding Web Site! Wanted to learn more about "The Batfish" after having a very enjoyable QSO with "Sam" who was operating A.R.S. WW2SUB aboard the boat. I hope to do that again very soon. Many thanks and best wishes!

Date: April 12, 2004
Time: 17:32:02
Name: Bill Lauterbach
Comments: Thanks to all the people involved for allowing the ham operators onboard to operate from the radio room! First time I've ever been in contact with a sub, even if she's docked aground. Way cool! 73, Bill - WA8MEA - Hanover, Michigan -

Date: April 12, 2004
Time: 06:58:52
Name: Sandy Breeden
Comments: n/t

Date: April 12, 2004
Time: 00:54:02
Name: Jim Nickle
Comments: n/t

Date: April 9, 2004
Time: 21:49:39

Date: April 7, 2004
Time: 20:22:55
Name: Justin Mace
Comments: My wife, my 8 yr old son, and I visited The Batfish last Sunday, 4-4-o4. We found it extremely fascinating and informative. We left with a wonderful patriotic feeling and a great respect for those who served on the Batfish.

Date: April 2, 2004
Time: 21:09:37
Name: Brian L. Smith
Comments: I'd like to learn more of my uncle's wartime service, i believe we may be beneficial to one another. My uncle's name: George H. Trimble

Date: April 2, 2004
Time: 06:02:25
Name: Cassie Holmes
Comments: I love the sight. It is very informative and just plain cool to look at. My grandpa was on it so it is a good look back into his navy history. Thanks!

Date: April 1, 2004
Time: 03:48:16
Name: Jason Krummel
Comments: I like the webpage. I came to the page looking for more information about my grandfather (Ralph Krummel) and the Subs. he was on during the war. If you have any information that I could use it would be helpful to me. He died in 1978 when I was 7 years old, so I did not get to know him, or talk to him about his experiences.

Thanks, Jason Krummel

Date: March 29, 2004
Time: 23:05:29
Name: Kevin Pearson
Comments: On April 7, 8, and 9, I am getting a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride on the USS Alaska, an Ohio-class nuclear attack sub. I plan on wearing my USS Batfish cap on this ride. I will report back to let you know if the Alaska crew makes any comments about the cap. Kevin M. Pearson, Anchorage, Alaska

Date: March 28, 2004
Time: 05:41:17
Name: William McCulloch
Comments: Hi. Previously wrote you 3-18-04. Since then have read word for word the entire War Patrol Reports. Exciting reading. Must have been a lot of work and many hours of research and transcribing. Good luck in the future. I wish all other subs had a web-site like yours!

Date: March 26, 2004
Time: 22:52:25
Name: John Howard
Comments: I got here from a link on the USS Tunny (SSN 682) website. The site sponsor was describing how he donated the original commissioning bottle for the WWII USS Tunny to the Batfish Museum.

Date: March 20, 2004
Time: 20:02:20
Name: Crystal Hale
Comments: i have been to see the uss batfish and think it is a wonderful place. when i am in the sub i feel like i was part of the crew. i think i will visit the sub again and hope that you will contiue to have for information on it's crew and sub. thank you for having the web site i will contiue to visit it often.

Date: March 20, 2004
Time: 05:23:38
Name: Andrew Simmons
Comments: n/t

Date: March 18, 2004
Time: 13:52:42
Name: Anna McMillan
Comments: n/t

Date: March 18, 2004
Time: 05:35:16
Name: William McCulloch
Comments: Reading Cdr Beach's book "Submarine." Visiting all web sites of subs listed in his book. Am an ex YN2 who served in San Diego Class A Schools,...Naval Supply Ctr., Oakland, and Naval Station Kodiak, AL. Was never assigned to a ship during my tour l952/l956. I feel I missed something after reading all the reports and comments from shipmates to one another. Although I served 4 years,...I never actually had a shipmate. Buddies, sure, but no shipmates. I enjoy the crew members' comments and enjoy "sea stories". I do have a stupid question about WWll subs. Does the sub have to be pointed at a target before firing a torpedo and hitting that target?

Date: March 17, 2004
Time: 17:40:30
Name: Stephen Goff
Comments: Hello my name is Stephen Goff I have got to go abord the ship before and great time looking back in time.

Date: March 15, 2004
Time: 00:50:08
Name: John Busch
Comments: I got here from the Tiru's web site

Date: March 9, 2004
Time: 16:18:38
Name: Paul Wentzel
Comments: Good Afternoon, I am the Artist that has created a full color painting of the USS Batfish for a Mr. Robert T. Craig. Later this month, Mini Posters, Lithographers Signed and numbered prints, and Commemorative Cards will be made available at the Batfish Memorial Park. I am planning on attending the Crew reunion if I can clear my schedule in May. Can anyone send me more information/ I've been told that Mr. Craig will be bringing the Original Painting with him, and I would be happy to do a signing, if the dates work out. God's Speed, Sincerely, Mr. Paul F. wentzel Sr.

Date: March 8, 2004
Time: 22:19:54
Name: L. Allen Brooks II
Comments: we are going to visit the end of March and we are looking forward to seeing the Batfish

Date: March 5, 2004
Time: 18:15:38
Name: dan (engineman) michalski
Comments: i served on the boat from 53-55 any one know the whereabouts of the worm,pappy rice or Capt. Jackson? I found wick and art sogion

Date: March 1, 2004
Time: 13:50:58
Name: brandon milligan
Comments: this website makes me want to join the army more and more.

Date: February 25, 2004
Time: 19:28:18
Name: Doug Ayers
Comments: I was talking to Sam in morse code, W5WAX, who got me interested in finding out about the Batfish. Doug

Date: Febrary 22, 2004
Time: 23:30:40
Name: Reginald Bigelow
Comments: I arrived on Batfish as Capt. Bradley was choosing his crew, knew him aboard Sablefish(SS303)as my commisary officer, helped qualify him in Fwd.Batt. Was told by Mr Bradley to join him and, bring the horsepower of anyone that wished to serve with him aboard Batfish, i recommended Ben Kissee Chief Corpsman and, John C. General Ships Cook 3rd class, we all were welcomed aboard...Best two years of my Navy career. Big

Date: February 21, 2004
Time: 16:10:21
Name: Andrew Fortier
Comments: I really loved your site, my great grand mother sponsored the Batfish(Nellie Fortier), just thought i'd check it out to show my other family members!

Date: February 14, 2004
Time: 23:07:57
Name: Tom Downs
Comments: n/t

Date: February 11, 2004
Time: 17:43:39
Name: tom sasgen
Comments: Just visiting..

Date: February 11, 2004
Time: 13:17:40
Name: Jon Franks
Comments: This One Answer = My bestfriend's granddad Pete was on this sub and i saw him in two of your archive pics... he was a great man and I will truely miss him. Thank you for the site.

Date: February 2, 2004
Time: 22:11:36
Name: Don Sass
Comments: I am a cold war sub vet off the Bashaw SSK-241. A very good friend of mine is W. R. Merrill's son of the same name retired as a LTCDR. I served with him for a short while on the Bashaw. When in Pearl Harbor, they dedicated a memorial wall of lost submariners and W.R. Merrill's name is on it, however, I can assure you that he lived long after the war in the LA area. Great web site.

Date: January 31, 2004
Time: 23:34:41
Name: Miguel Hernandez
Comments: Congratulations por the page, I've enjoyed it. Thanks for the efforts to keep peace in our world. MIke from Argentina

Date: January 31, 2004
Time: 01:02:04
Name: Doug McDowell
Comments:Hi, I'm a transplanted Okie now living up in New Hampshire. I was trying to find out if you have any T-shirts with the Batfish logo on them? And if so how I could go about getting one. Thank you for any help you can give me.

Doug McDowell, 33 Chandler Street, Nashua, NH 03064

Date: January 21, 2004
Time: 19:54:27
Name: casey anderson
Comments: n/t

Date: January 20, 2004
Time: 21:36:38
Name: Spike Burkhardt
Comments: I am a proud Charter member of the WWII national memorial. My dad served in the Marine Corps. I found your website from a Yahoo search. I found out about the Batfish because of the WWII calendar. The Batfish was mentioned on the "top" page for January. I believe that the picture was during the sixth war patrol - one that you should very proud of :-)


Date: January 12, 2004
Time: 02:32:09
Name: alexander luby

Date: January 12, 2004
Time: 01:21:35
Name: Connie French
Comments: My dad was on the sister sub to the Batfish and suggested that I look it up. Very interesting

Date: January 11, 2004
Time: 23:10:29
Name: William Schaible
Comments: Did a web search on metacrawler. I served on Batfish from 1954 to 1959. Interested in reunion info. Nice job on website.

Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 05:06:39
Name: Fran Duel
Comments: We were there last June 2003 with our grandaughter who had enlisted in the Army. She was quite impressed with all that was there. She took all kinds of pictures.Quite impressive.

Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 15:19:27


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