The Champion Submarine-Killing Submarine of World War Two


Guestbook, 2008

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Date: December 29, 2008
Time: 9:10:17 AM
Name: William Lamont
Comments: None
Date: December 21, 2008
Time: 4:50:34 PM
Name: Timothy J. Huyge
Comments: I read a book about the Batfish, and am glad that this submarine is here for all to honor those who served. I plan on visiting her some day.
Date: December 19, 2008
Time: 6:43:03 PM
Name: Craig Ryff Comments: I have a friend whose father, Donald Hostomsky, served aboard the Batfish in the mid 50's when it was at Key West. After his enlistment was up, he became a NYC cop, got married and raised a family in the Bronx. He retired from the 48th precinct in the Bronx and shortly thereafter died. I would like to see his name mentioned as a past crew member. Thanks, Craig Ryff
Date: December 13, 2008
Time: 9:26:41 AM
Name: Susan Appler
Comments: My brother is a truck driver, and saw the USS Batfish on a trip through Oklahoma. He was amazed there was a submarine memorial so far inland! Thank you for keeping this site up, and my husband and I plan to swing through Oklahoma`next summer to see the sub.
Date: December 12, 2008
Time: 4:53:40 AM
Name: Mike Shanahan
Comments: Reprints of actual ships log entries on daily basis are very interesting
Date: December 5, 2008
Time: 7:16:35 PM
Name: Carmen Wright
Comments: I have visited the Batfish several times, once with my wife and grand children.I was not in WW2 (too young) but I made the Korean war. Thanks for what you are doing. We cannot forget.
Date: November 25, 2008
Time: 1:00:49 PM
Name: Kevin Gambrell
Comments: The one boat I wanted to see whilst I was living in the US. Im glad your keeping her together great site. Thank you
Date: November 23, 2008
Time: 5:58:58 PM
Name: Dean Kaitschuck
Comments: Great site! I helped do some minor repairs to the interior of the War Memorial Sub when I was 19, I've never forgotten the experience! What a great boat! I'm glad the USN has opted to keep the name alive in the fleet.
Date: November 18, 2008
Time: 1:52:19 PM
Name: Gus Karlsen
Comments: Congratulations on an outstanding website. I saw the really nice article in "Anchor Watch", the magazine of Historic Naval Ship's Association. Wish you all the best of luck. PS I had to check on MM2 Dave Wirkala. (he's an old buddy)
Date: November 17, 2008
Time: 6:47:18 AM
Name: Jim George
Comments: I went to submarine school in Oct 63 and since then I have made it my hobbie to find out about all submarines lost in battle and by accident plus those that are presently active especially the DBF. I enjoyed the web site and I will pass it on to other hobbiest.
Date: October 28, 2008
Time: 3:42:42 PM
Name: nathan brandenburg
Comments: think it is awsome,
Date: October 24, 2008
Time: 7:35:36 PM
Name: zane george
Comments: love the site! i look forward to visiting the sub.
Date: October 22, 2008
Time: 1:12:34 PM
Name: hank kay g0fab
Comments: very pleased to have worked ur station ww2sub (op. was sam) to-day 22ndoct.2008 at 16:11uct on 20mtr band...great web-site...good luck, and good dx...hank kay g0fab london england
Date: October 15, 2008
Time: 7:53:59 PM
Name: james lenahan
Comments: i've visited the batfish several times. my father is a wwii veteran, and i always learn something about how it was back then. great!
Date: October 15, 2008
Time: 11:46:11 AM
Name: john nees et-1/ss
Comments: n/t
Date: October 4, 2008
Time: 7:06:43 PM
Name: sam stevens sts1/ss ret
Comments: the general consensus is that you have: not only a historic, but awesome website here. i've recently rejoined contact with mark long - a contributor to the site and a former co-crew-member on a sub we served on together. perhaps you have guessed by now, that sub was the u.s.s. batfish ssn 681. i served aboard ssn 681 from july 1982 till late summer 1984 gaining my 'dolpins' while a crew member there. as a junior sonarman - i learned sound propagation and ranging. i made a career of the navy - retiring in oct of 1995, but not before becoming a plank-owner on two newer submarines - both 688 centurion class (bow plane fast attacks) as a sonar instructor mid-way through my career - i had the privilege of helping hollywood do their level best with 'realism' by giving the actors a tour of an operational sonar system... what a hoot my career was. i look back fondly at the (at times) arduous duty, such things giving way to the memories of fellow comrades, the sea, and the world that only those who have gone down to the sea in submarines may claim as their very own. hope to hear from some of your from the ss batfish. feel free to write...
Date: October 4, 2008
Time: 4:01:11 PM
Name: stephen goff
Comments: thank you too all the men that served on ships like the batfish that were in harms way when subs were not high tech as now. ships like the batfish and the battleships like bb 63 have been the back bone of the navy before one plane landed on a aircraft carrier! thank you!
Date: October 3, 2008
Time: 7:00:02 PM
Name: j. mcgee
Comments: born during ww-2, have read "pig boats"and "run silent, run deep". can't swim all that well and all stories of us naval combat keep me "on edge". have great respect for the american sailors who fought in the ww-2 submarine war. god bless'em all, may their work not slip from the public's awareness.
Date: October 3, 2008
Time: 5:26:29 AM
Name: art schaumloeffel
Comments: very nice and informative site. all my relatives are navy vets except my father and me. my father and i were in the us army signal corps, he as ww2 d-day normandy radio signalman, and i as a viet nam and cold war era us army signal corps wideband communications technician. we would like to commend all vets of ww2 and all other conflicts for putting self ahead of all other interests. God bless our souls. art schaumloeffel wa3boq veteran us army signal corps
Date: October 2, 2008
Time: 1:24:26 PM
Name: joe talbot
Comments: gentelemen: great web site in memorial of the uss batfish (ss-310) and her crew! may god continue to bless you all. also thank you for the qso oct. 2/08 14.325 mhz from aboard the batfish, arkansas river, ok. 73, joe. va6jwt
Date: October 2, 2008
Time: 12:24:06 PM
Name: james gaston
Comments: dear sir; i enjoyed very much listening to and talking with sam on the amature radio. he, and the website are very interesting. my dad melton gaston was a torpedo man in the navy during the corean conflict. thank you for what you are doing there. jim gaston kb1qzp
Date: September 27, 2008
Time: 12:37:29 AM
Name: kevin bascle
Comments: my wife and i visited the sub last week. it's a wonderful tribute to the sailors who sailed her, and all subvets as well. i'm a former mt2/ss on 642, and ss 394 member. good job.
Date: September 24, 2008
Time: 1:18:00 PM
Name: skip tessier
Comments: looks good, thanks
Date: September 22, 2008
Time: 1:02:01 PM
Name: jon s. aldridge
comments: gentlemen, i had the pleasure of visiting the batfish on 9/20. it was amazing, you should be very proud of all the things you've accomplished. it's a very moving display, one can't help but feel in awe while walking through the sub. it's a real piece of history, and i'm very grateful that i got to experience it. i'll be returning in october and bringing my son with me. jon s. aldridge, air and military museum of the ozarks, springfield, missouri
Date: September 17, 2008
Time: 10:34:22 AM
Name: bill mannion
Comments: i hope to make the reunion in 2009. i served aboard in the 1954-55 time frame.
Date: September 15, 2008
Time: 11:31:25 PM
Name: steven finkler
Comments: loved the website. ex submarine sailor uss shark ssn591. served aboard shark from 09/1984 to 06/1989. sonar tech. i visted the nautilus back in early 90's. the book "submarine! the classic account of undersea combat in world war ii" has a chapter on batfish (chap 16).
Date: September 14, 2008
Time: 7:13:16 PM
Name: pete newbury
Comments: tm uss runner ss476 1968
Date: September 9, 2008
Time: 7:00:29 AM
Name: adam names
Comments: n/t
Date: September 8, 2008
Time: 3:27:02 AM
Name: robert r. lester ii
Comments: first and foremost, may god bless those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we may be free. i like the way the site is set-up, although i do find it odd that the boat doesn't have a "ship's store" area. fare winds and following seas, my brothers of the phin.
Date: September 6, 2008B
Time: 12:08:13 PM
Name: robert varner
Comments: i made radio contact with ww2sub!! great site.
Date: September 5, 2008
Time: 10:46:52 AM
Name: david-wayne foster [k7nej]
Comments: tnx fer the qso,sam. a qsl env. is on the way for ur qsl. tnx d.-w.,k7nej [orlando,fl.]
Date: September 2, 2008
Time: 3:43:46 PM
Name: michael l. lee
Comments: the one and only time that i had the priviledge to visit the uss batfish was in 2002. i still look at the pictures that i took of her in awe. when you're walking through the narrow hallways, you get the feeling that she's just dying to go on another patrol. i am so proud that i live only 50 miles from this wwii hero of the pacific. i have several photos that i can e-mail to you, if you want, to use any way you'd like in her honor. thank you.
Date: September 2, 2008
Time: 9:04:21 AM
Name: pat davis
Comments: hi mark, i am a female navy vet and keep in contact with rick, as to what's going on. i am so pleased with all that's being accomplished at the war memorial and batfish. makes me proud to see all of you,taking such an interest, and i do wish i was physically able to do more: i would probably be there every day. just wish we could get more female vets interested. one day tho, we will accomplish this. i'm not giving up on that chore and believe me,it is a chore! to me, it takes somone "special" to have served aboard a sub,and i give all sub-vets a "hip-hip-hooray!!!!!!!!! god bless to all volunteers,also. pat davis usn vet
Date: September 1, 2008
Time: 8:20:49 PM
Name: paul smith
Comments: n/t
Date: August 23, 2008
Time: 6:20:29 PM
Name: jason johnson
Comments: i love the bat fish one of my fav ships of the war
Date: August 23, 2008
Time: 3:13:09 PM
Name: james kidgell
Comments: i visited the batfish memorial park when i was 14. i'm almost 20 now and i felt like checking it out again. i would recommend it to any historian or anyone interested in ww2
Date: August 21, 2008
Time: 3:24:54 PM
Name: theresa penza
Comments: this was an awesome site. i have a deep and sincere interest in the navy and navy history. it has always fascinated me, from the history channel, my late father's stories and my own experienceshas piqued my interest even more.
Date: August 20, 2008
Time: 11:56:52 AM
Name: george driever
Comments: n/t
Date: August 14, 2008
Time: 7:46:35 PM
Name: mack bailey
Comments: great history lesson
Date: August 11, 2008
Time: 8:48:17 PM
Name: terry j. lirette
Comments: i served on the batfish for two weeks as a hospital corpsman first class in 1964 or 65 when she was at algers point in new orleans. i also served as a recruter for the sub service while in the reserves.i have a picture of her at berth at algers point on the mississipi river. she is a great ship. i am very happy to have found all this information on her service. thanks, terry j. lirette, hm1 retired
Date: August 8, 2008
Time: 9:04:13 AM
Name: ron broedling bt3 usn
Comments: served on uss current ars-22
Date: August 7, 2008
Time: 7:43:35 AM
Name: george clonta
Comments: ahoy sailors! long live diesel subs!
Date: August 2, 2008
Time: 9:30:02 PM
Name: james j latterell mmc(ss)
Comments: i have spent some time on your site reading the logs of the seven patrols. i enjoyed that alot. i will be stopping by the batfish on my way to a submarine re-union in san antonio in 2009. yhank you for the effort that has been put forth to provide this information.
Date: August 1, 2008
Time: 8:26:20 PM
name: john steels
comments: i am from england visiting in muskogee and a great friend took me to see the uss batfish only two days ago - it was fascinating and great to be able to actually go inside a wwii sub - thanks so much fr opening up such a magical piece of history to the general public - regards john steels
Date: July 29, 2008
Time: 2:47:19 AM
name: mindy flynn benefield
comments: my great uncle dave dennis was on the uss batfish. he always told stories about it. he never took his hat off, and always praised the the navy. he was a great man and i loved him dearly. r.i.p. uncle dave. i'll always remember. to those who still breathe, may every breath be your best. mindy flynn benefield.
Date: July 28, 2008
Time: 10:55:30 PM
name: laura ulbricht
comments: i went to see the uss batfish a few times as a kid and teen - and i have the fondest of memories of discovering what a real submarine looks like and getting to find every neat thing to do there on the grounds. i'm glad that this memorial is still holding up so that i can bring my kids to see and experience it like i did. thanks
Date: July 23, 2008
Time: 2:23:01 PM
name: roger sanchez
comments: retired marine corps gunny, vietnam veteran, served from 1969-1991. i live in sallisaw, oklahoma just down the road, lol! the batfish is a great sub. ican't tell you what i like or dislike because i haven't seen the batfish since 2000, but plan to visit her the week of july 20-26, 2008.
Date: July 20, 2008
Time: 8:46:05 PM
Name: brad fox
Comments: great site! my uncle served on the ray, ss-271, from '43 to '45. he would tell me scary stories when he came to town after the war, home from the merchant marines.
Date: July 17, 2008
Time: 9:47:07 PM
Name: ron bonner
Comments: keep up the great work and for helping perserve history
Date: July 15, 2008
Time: 7:21:07 PM
Name: rance jurevwicz, capt., usa, ret
Comments: incredible web site! this web site is a fantastic source for veterans who want to maintain contact with one another, learn about different aspects of the armed forces, and educate one self about your site information. we have added a link to our monthly newsletter so that more veterans are made aware of this invaluable resource. also, please visit our web site in order to learn about benefits you are eligible for today. learn how to increase your service-connected compensation and va pension. again, thanks for your great web site!
Date: July 15, 2008
Time: 12:40:32 AM
Name: steve hoffman
Comments: informative web site. look forward to in person visit this fall.
Date: July 10, 2008
Time: 12:11:53 PM
Name: gary o. schuchardt
Comments: this is a fantastic website. it is a wonderful dedication to those that served on the u. s. s. batfish. i learned a lot about the submarine, it's accomplishments and men. i am a ham radio operator, who was drawn to your website by the ww2sub uss batfish memorial special events station that was operating from the ship's radio room on 14252.0 mhz. thanks to the ham radio operators on the special events station advising everyone about the submarine and website. thank you and god bless!
Date: July 5, 2008
Time: 9:16:14 AM
name: marjorie baldwin stanton
comments: i am daughter of ward william baldwin[bill] who was in wwii-he lives in boybton beach Florida
Date: July 3, 2008
Time: 3:27:44 PM
name: jim mustin
comments: crew member 1962 tad from uss archerfish
Date: June 29, 2008
Time: 3:23:10 PM
name: steven edwards
comments: n/t
Date: June 25, 2008
Time: 1:15:50 PM
name: harry j thode
comments: n/t
Date: June 24, 2008
Time: 10:20:41 AM
name: dawn castro
comments: n/t
Date: June 21, 2008
Time: 3:14:25 PM
name: martine james(eugene, oregon)
comments: visited Tulsa this past month and my fiancÚ told me about the sub-i had to visit. was at the batfish on father's day. what an amazing history that sub has. and what an amazing group of guys there at the museum. the word definitely needs to get out, and we must support the effort to preserve this sub and the others out there as well. they are our saving grace...we owe so much of our liberty to these ships and the awesome men who worked aboard them. God's blessings on all who served, and are still in service, and will serve in the future. i thank you all so much.
Date: June 10, 2008
Time: 6:08:50 PM
Name: timothy j. huyge
Comments: i've read the history of this boat, and plan to visit the memorial in the future. thanks for keeping her alive in our memories. we must never forget !!!
Date: June 7, 2008
Time: 10:00:26 AM
Name: kb3ogv, nick
Comments: qsl i'm monitoring the ww2sub amateur radio station as i type. i would love to have a qso with the station and would love a qsl card but since i'm still a technician class licensee. so, i cannot tx on 14.251mhz usb where i'm currently listening to you(06/07/08, 1459 hrs utc). i've been listening for about an hour now and the current control operator's name is charlie. i'll be running up and down the bands listening for other ships. i believe this is the seanet contest. 73 and hope you have lots of fun today, i know i will just listening to all the ships out there. 73 de kb3ogv, nick in forest hill, md 21050-2557. grid square:fm19tn
Date: June 6, 2008
Time: 10:17:13 PM
Name: bob & tammi stansbury
Comments: thanks for this awesome piece of history! sincerely, the stansbury's
Date: June 6, 2008
Time: 9:03:07 PM
Name: ken byrd
Comments: n/t
Date: June 6, 2008
Time: 9:02:33 PM
Name: justin b.
Comments: the uss sub is pretty cool =].
Date: June 5, 2008
Time: 11:18:21 PM
Name: w. (bill) p.mannion
Comments: my brother told me to go to the website. i am very happy to see her properly on display and still on duty serving the nation. i sailed in her in 1954 and 1955 out of key west, florida.
Date: June 3, 2008
Time: 10:44:47 PM
Name: ramona marsh
Comments: i was on my way broken arrow for a doctors appointment and seen the submarine 310 on the right was amazed we stopped and took pictures then searched on the internet and got lucky with this site . i intend to bring my children and more of my family to see it. what other subs and ships and neat things do you have for tourists to see. please email me back with a list of neat world war 2 crafts that you have .thanks ramona marsh
Date: June 1, 2008
Time: 4:17:10 AM
Name: jim jacobsen
Comments: you have a good website here i enjoyed it very much having been a navy man myself .. again thank you for keeping history alive and well jim jacobsen
Date: May 26, 2008
Time: 4:12:46 PM
Name: craig murdock
Comments: hello, my father trained on this sub as a radioman prior to the sub going on active sea duty. just keep up the great work all of you do thanks c. murdock
Date: May 22, 2008
Time: 2:57:09 PM
Name: bobby jones
Comments: i'm a former boomer sailor, mt1, uss woodrow wilson, ssbn624. i heard of the facility where i live near tulsa and got the site address from a billboard near muskogee while leaving the va hospital.
Date: May 20, 2008
Time: 11:17:01 AM
Name: r. michael wagner
Comments: i just finished reading the book about the batfish and found it really interesting. i went online to see what was there. i think it would make a good movie. i hope to visit the sub some day. in a former life, i was a p-51 pilot over germany. take care, mike
Date: May 19, 2008
Time: 10:16:18 PM
Name: kendall patterson
Comments: the site looks great. i look forward to my teams investigation out there. thanks, kendall, e-c-o-p-s
Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 10:07:45 AM
name: matthew arens
Comments: just toured the battleship alabama and uss drum (ss228) yesterday at mobile bay. looking forward to visiting batfish next week.
Date: May 15, 2008
Time: 2:11:20 PM
Name: william graybeal enc(ss) ret.
Comments: great site. aboard in 52&53. as a en3(ss)
Date: May 15, 2008
Time: 12:13:00 PM
Name: c. a. rea
Comments: you have a great site. i want to send a "thank you" to the february, 1945 crew of this sub. from looking at the log they were in and and around guam when i sailed from there to iwo jima. i was a platoon sergeant with the 5th marine division. you probably saved our lives. this site was sent to me by my son who served as a submariner on the uss patrick henry. thanks to any of you "old guys" who read this. c. rea
Date: May 15, 2008
Time: 10:25:08 AM
Name: arnold smith jr.
Comments: worked the batfish on 20 meters on 5/16 ww2sub sam enjoyed the contact kb1-ovw skeet
Date: May 8, 2008
Time: 9:26:11 AM
Name: tom jewers
Comments: enjoy your reunion. worked amateur radio station ww2batfish 14:14 utc 14.260.20 on may 8/08 sam, thanks for the qso. 73, tom va1sea
Date: May 2, 2008
Time: 11:59:41 PM
Name: gina and bobby champlain
Comments: my son and love coming to the uss batfish just about every summer. i don't think he will ever get to old to visit. thank you.
Date: April 25, 2008
Time: 8:32:24 PM
Name: bob clark
Comments: very fine website, and it does justice to all the men that served abourd her! my interest in this site is two fold, one i was the across the street neighbor of, at that time capt. jake fyfe, the former co of the batfish, cant tell you how i marveled at some of his memorabilia around his house, he was truly a character, and one great father to his two children, one of which john jr. was a friend of mine and whom i've lost contact with over the years, i would love to know if anyone has any idea about his whereabouts now, or any information as to how i can contact him, this happens when we get older, thanks for any help you can supply, rob clark, ps, my father was also a capt in the navy at that time, sorry but he was an aviator
Date: April 24, 2008
Time: 8:38:36 AM
Name: rance jurevwicz, capt., usa, ret
Comments: great web site! we have added a link to our monthly newsletter so that more veterans can be made aware of this tremendous resource. also, please visit our web site to learn about hidden government benefits you are eligible for and how to significantly increase your service-connected compensation or va pension.
Date: April 24, 2008
Time: 7:51:54 AM
Name: john parzych
Comments: i was at a small social gathering in clear lake, texas the other night and the subject of submarine service became a topic topic especially from ww2. there was a fellow there that was said he was involved with the batfish after the war and seemed to know a lot about it. h e was surprised that i had a brother who was a relief crew member of that vessel. i also knew that his name was entered as a crew member in a book that was written about the batfish. for years i have been trying to obtain a copy of this book to no avail. the fellow i had the chat with had read the book but did not have a copy of it. as was my brother henry b parzych, i was a resident of springfield, ma until a year and a half ago.
Date: April 20, 2008
Time: 11:48:07 PM
Name: donald ray allen sr
Comments: planning a visit to see the sub this week or next week. i have heard about the batfish for a long time and have planned on seeing it many times. i told my son (don jr.) about the batfish and he wants to see it, we will see you next week or the week after. don sr.
Date: April 19, 2008
Time: 12:23:24 AM
Name: henry s. harmison
Comments: love the website and so happy to see the batfish still "alive" in muskogee, oklahoma! i took my u. s. navy enlistment oath aboard her in new orleans, la, in 1961. thanks for an attractive and well-organized website! henry harmison, new orleans, la
Date: April 17, 2008
Time: 8:16:09 AM
Name: smsgt wes maxwell, retired
Comments: i like your web site, good pictures and i enjoyed reading the patrol reports, #6 the best. hope to make a visit soon.
Date: April 14, 2008
Time: 2:29:56 PM
Name: william asztalos
Comments: i have a question. during ww2 my dad was stationed at key west nsb. he made weekly patrols wetween key west and havana cuba. however i do not know the name of the submarine. we have a picture and the number on the vessel is 386, i think the name begins with an "s" and it was something like "secquanis". the years were 1945 & 1946, and the sub was a diesel. does anybody have any info about this craft, and where it is today.
Date: April 11, 2008
Time: 5:23:32 PM
Name: leilani allen
Comments: awesome!!!! gets better every time i see it. thanks for all the hard work you do to help pay tribute to not only the crew of the batfish, but to the men and women who served our country.
Date: April 10, 2008
Time: 3:37:40 PM
Name: dennis smith
Comments: traveled thru muskogee on sunday a.m. and missed being able to tour the museum, but did visit the sub outside the fence. website offered a good internet tour to give us valuable info and we now hope to visit again soon when site is open. thanks for the all the work on the website. i have an uncle that served on the uss plaice (sub) in wwii and find his input interesting. god bless all who have served and are now serving in our armed forces. thanks again................
Date: April 8, 2008
Time: 6:02:41 PM
Name: jack w johnson
Comments: my wife and i are going to visit her brother this month in arkanas. we are looking forward to visiting the batfish. i served aboard archerfish agss 311 during operation sea scan. i'm sure it will bring back a lot of memories. you have an outstanding website. jack "swede" johnson ftgc(ss)retired
Date: April 7, 2008
Time: 1:02:58 PM
name: chris
Comments: n/t
Date: April 7, 2008
Time: 1:36:39 AM
Name: thomas lawrence
Comments: have been to the park twice once in 1976 and once in 1996. the first time was with a friend that was from sallisaw , ok that just got orders to the nuke batfish i was going to the uss nimitz we had been to navy nuke school and prototype training together. i was from eufaula,ok. both visits were enjoyable the second one more than the first. hope you are keeping up the good work. tom lawrence
Date: April 5, 2008
Time: 3:09:32 PM
Name: ernest ralph edmunds
Comments: n/t
October 9, 2006
Time: 9:10:20 PM
Name: kj armstrong
Comments: my dad,an infantryman who fought in n africa,sicily and italy,always said you submariners were the only reason he didn't get sent to the pacific to invade japan. i probably wouldn't be here to give his and my heartfelt thanks if it weren't for you the website.i am currently reading don keith's book.fantastic to see the batfish in her glory. someday i'll see her in person.
Date: March 27, 2008
Time: 4:07:48 PM
Name: charley roesch
Comments: your website is better than ours on the silversides.
Date: March 27, 2008
Time: 9:42:28 AM
Name: gary l. thonn, sr.
Comments: the batfish was my first usnr training boat in new orleans in the late 1960s (ressubdiv8-32). i like what i've seen of your site and plan to delve deeper into it.
Date: March 23, 2008
Time: 7:53:19 PM
Name: chris
Comments: found your new site on good to see the site updated, some websites go forever between updates. just added two batfish items to my collection this year, a launch tag and launch ribbon. keep up the good work. chris
Date: March 21, 2008
Time: 7:35:57 PM
Name: etcm(ss) robert shoemaker (ret)
Comments: i was cob in uss halibut, ssn587, '69-'72, based in mare island and attached to subdevgru 1. i'm living in burlington, ks now, will stop in muskogee next time i get a chance. i've managed to visit torsk and cavalla; look forward to visiting you guys. happy easter.
Date: March 21, 2008
Time: 6:47:18 PM
Name: craig
Comments: outstanding job ...
Date: March 20, 2008
Time: 5:20:48 PM
Name: tammy verbruggen
Comments: hello, my name is tammy.  i love the site!  i am a huge ww2 fleet boat fan, and the batfish is one of my favorites!  i found this site by stumbling around in the site. honor and respect for the ones that made it home, and for the fallen 52. dbf!!!
Date: March 12, 2008
Time: 8:24:38 PM
Name: sheila leiser
Comments: i would love to know where to get some of the pictures my grand father was on this sub and i would like to honor him and the rest of the crew
Date: March 11, 2008
Time: 12:20:21 PM
Nname: dan weaver
Comments: just finished read the book 1980 print. curious about what/where she is now
Date: March 4, 2008
Time 9:31:40 AM
Name: lance dean
Comments: wonderful site you have here, and it looks like the batfish has quite a following! take care, lance
Date: March 3, 2008
Time: 6:16:56 AM
Name: wally gage tmc (ss) ret.
Comments: n/t
Date: February 27, 2008
Time: 8:45:25 PM
Name: james b. davis, nw5f
Comments: i live in bixby, ok and have been by the batfish but not inside. this is a very interesting site and i have enjoyed looking through it. i wonder what the average size of a crew member would have been. the space on board ship looked very cramped. jim davis/nw5f
Date: February 23, 2008
Time: 10:07:42 AM
Name: bob palone
Comments: i loved reading the war patrols and visiting a great boat. thanks, bob...........
Date: February 22, 2008
Time: 1:01:43 PM
Name: catharine devault
Comments: hi,i grew up in lawton, ok. i now reside in minnesota. next time i am back home, i can't wait to tour the museum, as i have found a new found interest in submarines and naval history. i am so glad that this is available to the public in oklahoma. keep up the great work, and thanks to all the volunteers.
Date: February 10, 2008
Time: 7:11:10 PM
Name: kevin garde
Comments: n/t
Date: January 16, 2008
Time: 9:30:54 PM
Name: abe torkelton
Comments: n/t
Date: January 3, 2008
Time: 10:36:34 PM
Name: dustin mcneely
Comments: i first read of the batfish as a kid. since i have read several books about the submarines of the pacific. i just stumbled onto the site and found out the batfish is only 2 hours away. i plan to visit soon. great job of preserving history!
Date: January 2, 2008
Time: 2:51:32 PM
Name: david berry
Comments: i came to this website from the us submarine veteran's website for the homebased of the batfish. i am an mm2/ss and served aboard uss lafayette ssbn 616. would like to come and see the batfishe when you are open.


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