The Champion Submarine-Killing Submarine of World War Two


Guestbook, 2005

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Date: December 24, 2005
Time: 14:17:20
Name: Alan Bot
Comments: I just finished reading the book 'In the Course of Duty' and I wanted the learn more about the USS Batfish
Date: December 22, 2005
Time: 08:07:42
Name: Alan Welch
Comments: I loved reading the book of the exploits of the Batfish!! I can't wait to visit one day! I am so glad some former submariners decided to save her and make her available for public inspection!! Too bad a few more boats weren't saved for display!! Keep up the GREAT work!!!!
Date: December 20, 2005
Time: 14:56:59
Name: Noel Allan
Comments: Developed latent interest in US fleetboats from general interest in submarines. Read book 'Submarine' by Edward L Beach and book 'Batfish' by Hughston E Lowder with Jack Scott. Visited USS Pampanito when in San Francisco. Haven't yet explored your site to the full so unable to comment further at this time. Fascinating so far.
Date: December 19, 2005
Time: 15:05:09
Name: Alan Southern
Comments: hello I am a 56 yr old ex Royal Navy engineer and live in Manchester England. Having spent quite some time on the Batfish website I feel I must send a communication to thank you for an excellent site and above all else, to say, WELL DONE, by keeping such vessels in good condition and available for the public to visit, you are keeping the memory of all the sailors alive that gave their lives for the allied cause. On a further note, I notice the Batfish looks like it is sat in the earth, is this an optical illusion, and if not how do you maintain the hull from rusting etc? Many thanks and keep up the good work. Alan J Southern Manchester England
Date: December 19, 2005
Time: 13:41:13
Name: Byron Baumgardner
Comments: Hi Guys. I am a Korean veteran and of an age to appreciate all aspects of the contributions of our service men in WW II. Recently I bought a signed copy of the book "Batfish etc." by Hughston Lowder at a flea market. After reading and completely enjoying the book written 25 years ago, I was concerned as to the present state of that Glorius Machine. One of the final statements in the book indicated that in 20 years the bottom of the boat would be corroded beyond repair if it remained in it's then current unsatisfactory sand dock. Going to explore your site now to see if this is still the case. Best wishes . Byron Baumgardner
Date: December 11, 2005
Time: 20:26:16
Name: Bruce Robson
Comments: I have just finshed reading the book IN THE COUSE OF DUTY By Don Kieth Your epic in obtanining and transporting your sub is nothimg short of amazing. For many years I was a truck driver from Toronto and would of loved to visit your site had I knowen obout it. Great job by Mr.Kelly and all who particiapated in this great team effort. Thank You for keeping the heros of WWII alive. B.Robson
Date: December 10, 2005
Time: 16:18:15
Name: Adrian Bell
Comments: I visited the Batfish on a recent visit to a friend in Tulsa, so I thought I'd try the web site. I have only just had the photographs processed and the memories of a fantastic day out resurfaced. I would just like to express my thanks to the trustees of the Batfish for the experience but I would also like to say a big thank you to the brave men {I understand there are still a few surviving crew menbers who crewed this vessel in WW2.
Date: December 8, 2005
Time: 22:14:19
Name: Gary Zumwalt
Comments: Great site, very well done, the logs are most intersting to read. Thank you...
Date: December 8, 2005
Time: 00:51:58
Name: Alfred Carlson
Comments: Thanks for all you have done!!
Date: December 7, 2005
Time: 19:58:19
Name: Chris Moratis
Comments: Enjoyed listening to WW2SUB. Greetings from Ambridge, PA. Home of the American Bridge Co. that built and launched many LST's during WW2 in the Ohio River then down the Ohio to New Orleans to Europeand the Pacific. 73,Chris W3OUF
Date: December 3, 2005
Time: 17:34:37
Name: William Shanks
Date: November 23, 2005
Time: 20:38:06
Name: Bill Mannion
Comments: A friend suggested I search with google for this info. Her brother sailed on the Growler in WWII. I missed WWII (I was 14 when it ended) but I served aboard the USS Gladiator (metal hulled minesweeper) after graduating from the US Merchant Marine Academy in July 1952. Upon return from West Pac I volunteered for sub duty and took Officers training in New London. I joined the Batfish in Key West in June 1954.
Date: November 14, 2005
Time: 17:32:29
Name: Max Archibald
Comments: To whom it may concern, I have always been very interested in the WWII submarine battle hostory so much that I joyned the U.S. sub force and still serving on active duty. As the leading torpedoman on the USS Henry M Jackson I was given the privelage to read from the US Submarine Deck logs reoprt from WWII. Onboard modern submarines we read these passages during the great tradition of the Pinning ceremony of our newly qualified submariners! I chose to read about the USS Batfish during her actions that resulted in the sinking of three IJN submarines in as many nihgts! Just letting you know that we are instilling the pride and traditions of those submariners who have gone before us. Respectfully, MMC(SS/SW) Max Archibald, USN Naval Submarine School, Groton CT Strret Hall Fire Fighter Trainer
Date: November 12, 2005
Time: 15:24:13
Name: Thomas Haggard
Comments: Hi. I just wanted to say hello. I was thrilled to work Sam on 14.043 mhz yesterday afternoon. It really makes my day to work any WWII Naval ship on cw. I am a former naval PO myself. Keep up the good work 73. Tom Haggard WD5BGJ
Date: November 12, 2005
Time: 11:53:18
Name: Jeff Wildau
Comments: Dear Sam, Tnx Veterans Day qso! 73, Jeff.
Date: November 11, 2005
Time: 16:01:42
Name: Patrick Robinson
Comments: n/t
Date: November 8, 2005
Time: 06:22:31
Name: Denise Poole
Comments: My Brother; RM1 Roy G. Cherry sent this sight to me as he was researching our "Uncle Chuck" (Whitey). I am truly thankful & impressed with info & pictures on sight! Thank You, Denise (Cherry) Poole
Date: November 7, 2005
Time: 23:34:21
Date: November 5, 2005
Time: 10:30:12
Name: Derek Manley
Comments: I'm currently reading BATFISH, Ace Submarine Killer of World War II by Hughston E Lowder with Jack Scott.
Date: October 30, 2005
Time: 03:01:28
Name: Dean Robinson
Comments: Awesome site! I printed some of it out and gave it to the American Legion Commander here in Tish. He has a T shirt from the BATFISH, on a mannequin and a nice collection of Military articles. My oldest Brother served in WWII on the SEADRAGON, TILEFISH, REDFISH, and SHAD. I think the SHAD was the main one he served on. He never talked much about his service, and he passed away on 25 Apr 1987 at age 62. His name was J. D. Robinson Jr. Again, you have an awesome site.
Date: October 28, 2005B
Time: 23:34:37
Name: Thomas Gibson
Comments: I live in fortGibson Oklahoma
Date: October 20, 2005B
Time: 00:20:02B
Name: Allen Binai
Comments: I went to see the museum and submarine this last week with my good friends Fred and Peggy Bottegal. I was in the same battalion with Fred, serving with the Sea Bees on Diego Garcia BIOT. I wish I had more time to look at all the items at the museum, so I will make it a point to come back when you open again. Thank you, Allen Binai
Date: October 13, 2005
Time: 17:29:50
Name: charles white
Comments: n/t
Date: October 10, 2005
Time: 22:37:22
Name: Gary Dean
Comments: I toured the submarine 20 years ago and I/m planning on coming back soon.
Date: October 9, 2005
Time: 02:40:25
Name: Murray Engle
Comments: n/t
Date: October 8, 2005
Time: 15:03:47
Name: Jerry Fuller
Comments: I was a storekeeper aboard the USS Howard W. Gilmore AS16 homeported in Charleston, S C from '61 to '64. I saw her a few times. She and her crew sure earned all their glory! I delivered a few supplies to her. Jerry FULLER, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, SK2 US NAVY, '61-'64
Date: October 7, 2005
Time: 23:40:19
Name: Frank Johnson
Comments: n/t
Date: October 7, 2005
Time: 19:43:08
Name: Roy Roberts
Comments: I was a Air Force Medic and now I help take care of other fellow Vets. After touring the USS Batfish I now have a newfound respect for ALL Submariners. I would like to thank you for giving us all the opportunity of not only viewing History but the ability to walk through and touch. Again thank you for this honor. May God always bless America. Roy Roberts
Date: October 5, 2005
Time: 14:21:41
Name: Wiley "Tex" Davis
Comments: I would like to see the sailing list of each patrol.
Date: October 2, 2005
Time: 01:36:12
Name: james shrum
Comments: i love this sub
Date: September 28, 2005
Time: 20:29:32
Name: Wayne Hill
Comments: Just today contacted your memorial amateur radio station WW2SUB. Sounded great in NC. Wayne Hill, WA4FGN
Date: September 17, 2005
Time: 21:20:46
Name: Delmar Harris
Comments: I was a land lover having spent 35 months working in the 8th Field Hospital and 523d Field Hospital in Nha Trang, RVN (July 7, 1964 to June 7, 1967). I have visited the Batfish several times and brought all three of my kids every time. I have tried awful hard to teach them to respect any and all veterans, especially combat veterans, and have done a good job. If you want to start a good argument or possibly more just start bad mouthing veterans to either one of the three. I will be in Hawaii next month and have already scheduled a tour of the USS Missouri and USS Bowfin. Will also go to the Arizona Memorial but due to the large number of visitors they do not schedule tours in advance so will just have to stand in line like everyone else. I have an 86 year old friend and neieghbor that went ashore on Normandy a couple of days after D-Day. He was in the 250th Field Army attached to General Pattons Third Army. I plan to bring him to see the Batfish when the weather cools off a little. I hope he is able to climb the ladders to get down inside the ship. For an 86 year old he gets around pretty good and is real spry. I try but don't have much luck keeping him off ladders. He is pretty set in his ways but after being his next door neighbor for 31 years can say he is as fine a person as ever walked the face of the earth.
Date: August 28, 2005
Time: 21:52:38
Name: barbara coleman
Comments: sweet site
Date: August 27, 2005
Time: 13:22:12
Name: Dale Johnson
Comments: My first submarine visit was the USS Cod in Cleveland,OH. I was excited when I found out we were allowed to go below deck and freely walk through the sub. The only other sub I've visited was the German U-Boat at the Science Museum in Chicago,IL. I was disappointed we weren't allowed much access to all the compartments. I've been reading the website on the USS Cod and found my way here.
Date: August 25, 2005
Time: 16:36:37
Name: Scott Newton
Comments: I wish there were pictures of the items in your gift shop. My uncle David Newton served on the Batfish. Thank you for creating this site. Scott Newton
Date: August 19, 2005
Time: 06:03:27
Name: Larry Ricks
Comments: n/t
Date: August 18, 2005
Time: 23:58:34
Name: Robert Whitlock
Comments: I tried to sign the book at your website but it isn't working properly. Here is what I wrote, for what it's worth: "There is no such thing as a good war or a bad peace." Benjamin Franklin I'm a pacifist but the U.S.S. Batfish is an interesting memorial of war history, just the same, ..landlubber that I am. Peace, Bob
Date: August 14, 2005
Time: 20:03:12
Name: LaDrew Dennis
Comments: n/t
Date: August 14, 2005
Time: 00:17:02
Name: calvin green
Comments: looking for info on my father--calvin e green
Date: August 11, 2005
Time: 08:22:39
Name: Jim McCabe
Comments: While I was at Sonar School, Key West Florida, Class of June 1953, we students would visit the Batfish and as I recall, train with her both "at the pier" and offshore in ASW exercises. I have a lot of fond memories of those days and I was wondering what became of that great boat. Jim McCabe SO1 USN
Date: July 31, 2005
Time: 19:52:53
Name: Charles Bailey
Comments: n/t
Date: July 20, 2005
Time: 19:29:08
Name: Ted Russell
Comments: I am coming to see this sub on 7/21/05. I can only compare it to the U.S.S. Drum in Alabama. I am stopping just to see this ship, because I love to see WW2 ships.
Date: July 20, 2005
Time: 03:35:49
Name: Tom Andrews
Comments: I am taking my family to the Batfish tomorrow (07-19). I toured her a couple of years ago, and can't wait to share her with my "crew". One suggestion for the website, highlite the portions of the log that actually deal with combat. I feel it is important to show the entire log, but highlighting the combat would be great! Full Speed Ahead!
Date: July 19, 2005
Time: 20:10:07
Name: Bob Houston
Comments: I have seen the Batfish once, but plan to take acouple of friends and visit again. Nice work on the web site.
Date: July 18, 2005 Time: 16:58:16
Name: John Delwiche
Comments: Good Morning: Just wanted to let you all know how happy we were to contact the USS Batfish amateur radio station (WW2SUB) over this past weekend. We were up on Washington Island in Wisconsin with the Fox Cities Amateur Radio club when the contact was made on Saturday. Muskogee has a special place in our hearts---we lived in Muskogee for (2) years, and worked many days at Fort Howard Muskogee. God Bless you all---John, K9IY
Date: July 15, 2005
Time: 01:49:59
Name: jessee pocock
Comments: It was grate
Date: July 13, 2005
Time: 02:31:10
Name: Robert Hauck
Comments: n/t
Date: July 12, 2005
Time: 16:24:33
Name: Christopher M Davis
Comments: Walking through the corridors of the Batfish was a walk back in time. I could hear the sound of utensils on plates in the mess, the steady drone of the diesels as I walked towards the stern, the conversations of men far away from loved ones, the creaking of the hull as she submerged. It was a lonely feeling. A relic of the greatest generation. I made my pilgrimage there to pay homage to those who fought for my freedom, and to realize exactly what I fight for now. I salute all those who served. A1C Christopher M. Davis USAF
Date: July 9, 2005
Time: 23:58:25
Name: wayne Dawson
Comments: Howdy, I grew up in and around Tulsa. I was a Sub Sailor,stuck in Norfolk, Va. I wanted to see the Pacific! Finally made it as a civilian. Worked in Honolulu 3 years for Lockheed. I plan to visit your boat next time I'm in Tulsa. I have 2 cousins still living there. Don't know just when, probably before long. Wayne. Found your site on a list of Public Display boats.
Date: July 7, 2005
Time: 23:22:57
Name: Elaine Eaton
Comments: n/t
Date: June 23, 2005
Time: 18:51:12
Name: Colonel Robert Smith
Comments: n/t
Date: June 22, 2005
Time: 18:43:58
Name: Ann Wagster
Comments: I read about the Batfish being in Muskogee several years ago in my Southern Living Magazine and that summer my husband and I visited. This July I am bringing my two grandsons, 13 and 16 to see the sub. They are very excited and looking forward to being there.
Date: June 20, 2005
Time: 23:49:41
Name: Jean Ray
Comments: Hello, A few years ago I brought to your submarine museum a couple of ships logs from the USS Pargo. Are they still part of the memorabilia at the USS Batfish site? I am hoping to visit Muskogee some time this summer and I'm sure my family will enjoy the submarine as much as I did. Your web site is wonderful. Congratulations!
Date: June 18, 2005
Time: 00:03:17
Name: Bob Cofer
Comments: Hi I served on the Daniel Webster, ssbn 626, a ballistic missle submarine during the cold war. Every sub that survives the scrapyard is a good thing. And this one I am really glad its safe and sound in my home state. Keep up the good work.
Date: June 17, 2005
Time: 07:14:59
Name: Francis Flandro
Comments: Forgot to say thanks fellas (all of you) and nice shooting on that 6th patrol. Cuddos to the radio guys that locked on to the enemy SD @ 157 Mhz. -Fran Flandro
Date: June 17, 2005
Time: 06:54:35
Name: Francis Flandro
Comments: I borrowed "Batfish, the champion "submarine-killer" submarine of World War II" by Hughston E Lowder from my local library and after investigating, discovered that my Uncle Stan Javorski was a radio man aboard the boat. Was Uncle Stan a polly-wog or a shellback?
Date: June 14, 2005
Time: 10:48:18
Name: William Norwood
Comments: n/t
Date: June 13, 2005
Time: 15:16:29
Name: Howard D. Baird
Comments: Served aboard Puffer. Went to website to see when visiting was available, as Puffer became razor blades and car doors.
Date: May 29, 2005
Time: 13:09:58
Name: andrew hart
Comments: n/t
Date: May 29, 2005
Time: 10:03:03
Name: Russ
Comments: My Great Uncle Kenny served on the Batfish during World War 2 and has since passed away. I was wondering if anyone had any info or pictures of the batfish at that time. I would appreciate it. Russ
Date: May 24, 2005
Time: 17:44:18
Name: Lona Boudreaux
Comments: It has been a number of years since I checked the internet for information on the Batfish. The web site looks great and love looking at the pictures. My Dad was Dave "Red" Laughlin, Chief Motor Machinest and plank owner on the Batfish from 1943-1945. In the late 1990's my husband, Rocky, my Mother, Earlabon who died in 2003, and I made a few trips to see the Batfish and vist with her men. Enjoyed the visits. I wish my Dad would have lived longer to enjoy these get togethers. Thank you for all the work you are doing. Lona Laughlin Boudreaux proud daughter of a WWII submariner
Date: May 20, 2005
Time: 03:15:06
Name: John Hutto
Comments: Just found this site--and I will spend a lot of time here, looking it over in detail. GREAT SITE!!!!!!!
Date: May 15, 2005
Time: 21:02:16
Name: Robert Mathews Comments: I was in the navy during the Korean conflict and so I'm interested in all phases of navy ships, especially submarines. I watch Fridays on the road and that is how I arrived at this web sit.
Date: May 14, 2005
Time: 00:10:17
Name: Dean Maples
Comments: Today, my family and I were at a end of year high school outing. I was demonstrating amateur radio to the kids in my daughter's class in Evans, Georgia (near Augusta, GA). I was an absolute thrill to work the Batfish (thanks Sam) - the kids were very much impressed, but wondered as I did, how a submarine ended up in Muskogee, OK?? Thanks for the nice website, and the support of amateur radio aboard this grand boat. Thanks also for honoring the silent service (my Dad was on the USS Pensacola during WWII). Dean Maples, Evans, Georgia
Date: May 13, 2005
Time: 20:01:27
Name: Nicholas Christodoulou
Comments: Hello from a sister boat! 28 Nov. 44 we got Jap Sub I-365 who was returning to homeport. She was on the surface 75 miles southeast of Tokyo in home waters. She went down like a rock. 2 suvivors blown clear of conning tower. Her officer committed suicide in the water rather than being brought onboard Scabbardfish. 19 yr old rating SASAKI was pulled from the water and survived. I wrote ship's history in 1985 which relates above. Reprint available (see below). I was Ship's Cook 2nd USNR Plankowner. In1985 I wrote 'SCABBY' Saga of the Submaring Scabbardfish SS-397, and recently reprinted it, along with my latest book entitled 'APPALACHIA,SOUTH PACIFIC and BEYOND,subtitled 'My Journey Through The 20th Century' Both companion books are NOT FOR SALE pay printing/shipping only with no compensation to me whatsoever as my contribution to History and Heritage. Available Direct from SPRINT PRINTING COMPANY 21 White Bridge Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37205, Mr. Lemuel Forcht,Manager. Ph. 615-352-1577 Fax. 615-352-1579 Email: Remit Direct $9.95 plus $2 for SCABBY and $19.95 plus $3 for APPALACHIA. Mr.Forcht was a bighelp to my as Secretary of the USS TENNESSEE SSBN-734 Commissioning Committee during christening/commissioning 1996/98 and is a friend to submariners and history lovers! God Bless your efforts on behalf of Submarine Force past, present and future! AND GOD BLESS OUR UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!..Take Her Down, Level Off, & Equalize Pressure!
Date: May 11, 2005
Time: 17:56:12
Name: martin kinsey
Comments: n/t
Date: May 10, 2005
Time: 13:19:27
Name: Michael Bell
Comments: My wife, her father and I are looking forward to visiting your museum next week. I served on an aircraft carrier from 1971 to 1973 and visited the USS BUFFALO (an LA class nuke)in 1987. I am looking forward to actually walking around the BATFISH and seeing what is the same and what is different. I imagine it will be a bit more cramped that what I got used to...
Date: May 9, 2005
Time: 14:00:30
Name: Evelyn Pypes
Comments:I'd like to tour the Batfish, especially since my cousin Glen helped move it to Muskogee. He's the only person in my extended family who's ever helped transport a submarine to Oklahoma! I found the site by Googling Muskogee and going to the city website. Evelyn
Date: May 5, 2005
Time: 21:05:40
Name: Kevin H. Miller
Comments: Greetings, submariners! I just had a very unexpected QSO (ham radio lingo for conversation) with your "Sparks"--aka Sam. Great to find out that you have a working radio station aboard the boat, manned and ready. A pleasure to meet and chat with Sam, and to find out about your boat and your website. I'll look through the website, and listen again for your distinctive ham call--WW2SUB! 73 de Kevin KI4DEF (more ham lingo for best wishes from me)
Date: May 5, 2005
Time: 08:48:12
Name: Eric Mayne
Comments: I picked up the book about Batfish by Hughston E Lowder with Jack Scott in a second hand bookshop in Bremerton WA, two years ago, enjoyed it but was sorry to see that when it was written (1990) things looked bad for her. It's great to see from the Web how well she looks now. I hope to come from Ireland to see her live sometime. Keep up the good work.
Date: May 1, 2005
Time: 04:56:10
Name: Derrick
Comments: I check in on the Batfish website every so often....great to see the website and the community around the sub doing well. I first visited the sub probably 25 years ago, and I look forward to seeing her again, when I can get back to Oklahoma from my current home in Austin. The website looks great! Keep up the great work!!
Date: April 30, 2005
Time: 19:06:00
Name: Tom Barrett
Comments: Thank Warren!!! Second Sub I have worked in 28 years!! Father was in the Navy in WWII ARB Ship. Trying to collect as many ships as possible. Thanks for being there. I have 9 yr on Twin boys that will freak at this, well me also!! 73's Tom & Family PS SASE on the way!!
Date: April 30, 2005
Time: 18:08:21
Name: Mark Wilmot
Comments: Just found site and had a quick tour. Nice pics and history. Keep up the good work. ICC(SS)(ret)
Date: April 28, 2005
Time: 19:34:31
Name: Marshall Ross
Comments: I am 15 (almost 16) years old. I have a large interest in submarines and I visited the memorial a couple of years ago. I think it was an awesome memorial and I loved walking through the sub. Being on the boat influenced my decision to go into the Navy and serve on subs. Keep up the good work!
Date: April 24, 2005
Time: 05:44:36
Name: Darryl Darwent
Comments: Hi. I have spent several hours on this website. I really found the war patrol logs to be interesting; spent tie only reading the first two. I had some difficulty with the terminolgy, although I got the general drift of the activity. As a suggestion, perhaps think some of thetechnical terms to a glossary page. Thx. Darryl
Date: April 22, 2005
Time: 03:54:42
Name: Lorraine Lowder
Comments: I Googled my dad, Hughston E. Lowder, and found your website. I was happy to see how many people were interested in the Batfish and that a few mentioned my dad's book. I think it's great you're helping to keep history alive. Has anyone read his book lately?
Date: April 12, 2005
Time: 03:43:24
Name: Kevin Laufer
Comments: I loved my tour last year and I am bringing my children soon.
Date: April 5, 2005
Time: 01:07:45
Name: Robert Laurie
Comments: Served on USS Batfish 1954 and 1955 at Keywest Fl
Date: April 1, 2005
Time: 19:46:26
Name: Gary Thonn
Comments: The Batfish was my first reserve training boat(1965-1969)at U.S Naval Reservr Sub Div. 8-32 in New Orlens,LA
Date: March 30, 2005
Time: 18:14:21
Name: donald dickson
Comments: i rember win i want on a trip with njrotc
Date: March 29, 2005
Time: 22:14:38
Name: Gary Hosler
Comments: My father Richard Hosler served as a torpedoman on the Batfish during several of her historic runs. I am proud to be his son and will always appreciate the sacrifice of all Vets that served during the war. It seems that today there are few that appreciate or respect the sacrifice made by so many.
Date: March 29, 2005
Time: 17:33:39
Name: Terry Daugherty
Comments: n/t
Date: March 26, 2005
Time: 16:46:55
Name: Phil Arcuri
Comments: I am an Old USN Radioman...was with SUBRONTEN in N.L., CT. on USS Fulton....Then ran Ship-to-Shore CW on (NPN) Guam. I learned about this site from a Morse code chat with "Sam" aboard the USS Batfish on 26 Mar 2005. Thanks, Phil -K2NPN
Date: March 18, 2005
Time: 01:10:17
Name: Marcel Livesay
Comments: n/t
Date: March 13, 2005
Time: 02:30:18
Name: Rich Conn
Comments: Thanks Sam for inviting my Cub Scout Pack 094. We enjoyed the tour and somewhat enjoyed cleaning, but who really does? Can't wait till it opens up and be able to visit more. Ever remember Oklahoma and Navy-Marine Corps MARS nnn0pmo, Pack 094 Den Leader, Rich Conn
Date: March 11, 2005
Time: 14:14:14
Name: Michael Bonnes
Comments: Although I don't think I'm claustrophobic, it's virtually impossible for me to imagine how all those submariners could do such a heroic job, given the conditions. Former USS Northampton CC-1 ; USS Stribling DD-867
Date: March 11, 2005
Time: 11:12:46
Name: Laurie
Comments: I was on the batfish in 1954 - 1955
Date: March 8, 2005
Time: 22:22:44
Name: Jim Moyer
Comments: I just read the story of the Batfish. This is a very impressive story and boat. Someday I hope to stand on her deck. Jim
Date: March 5, 2005
Time: 21:59:59
Name: Luiz Ruiz
Comments: I was looking for some of the old crew member from the SSN 681 Batfish
Date: March 2, 2005
Time: 15:01:56
Name: Correy Twilley
Comments: I've been doing some research for a history presentation that I will be making this summer to some boyscouts and homeschoolers. Your site is extremely informative. Who would I talk to about having this at the Batfish again? Correy Twilley,
Date: February 25, 2005
Time: 15:33:10
Name: Kenny Truelove
Comments: n/t
Date: February 21, 2005
Time: 02:55:50
Name: Scott Kinder
Comments: n/t
Date: February 19, 2005
Time: 04:03:34
Name: YN2(SS) MarkLong
Comments: I would love to come visit the WWII boat. I will keep up with the website and be watching for the 2006 reunion.
Date: February 18, 2005
Time: 20:57:42
Name: Michael Murtaugh, Jr.
Comments: My dad (Michael Murtaugh) served on the Batfish in 1955/56. Just seeing if there is anyone out there who served with him.
Date: February 3, 2005
Time: 22:46:52
Name: Myran Denham
Comments: TCSA n HNSA
Date: January 31, 2005
Time: 21:26:18
Name: Paul Fortier
Comments: The first time I went to see the BATFISH my father had just passed away.His mother(Nellie Fortier)sponsered the sub.I donated a picture of the christening in the name of her grand-children. I never met my grand-mother,but I'm proud to be one of her thirty four grandkids.Hello kinfolks!
Date: January 7, 2005
Time: 06:32:10
Name: Ronald F. Foster
Comments: I did a search on Yahoo for the USS Batfish, thinking of the Nuclear Powered Fast Boat. I'm glad I checked this site out though. Your war history is amazing! Sub Killers, yeah! This is a very nice site and I plan to revisit when I have more time to view photos etc. I'm a nuke submarine vet off the USS Simon Bolivar SSBN 641 (B) 1976 to 1980. Great job in WWII, you gave us the history that makes us so proud to wear the Dolphins of the US Navy Submarine Force! Thank you!!!! Ron  


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