The Champion Submarine-Killing Submarine of World War Two


Guestbook, 2010

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Date: December 29, 2010
Time: 10:50:13 PM
Comments: Did not know that there was a sub so far from the ocean. I am a truck driver and I happen to see the sub from the turnpike. I like things like this and hope when in the area next time to visit the Batfish. Thank you for your service to our country. Paul Trimiar
Date: December 23, 2010
Time: 3:27:05 AM
Name: justin wood
Date: December 20, 2010
Time: 5:16:59 PM
Name: Rachel Ann Morin
Comments: My uncle, Henry J. Morin, was career Navy and served on the Batfish and the Skipjack during WWII. I would love to know more about him. I only know the stories I have heard from my Dad, his brother. If you have any information about him I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
Date: December 12, 2010
Time: 10:50:16 AM
Name: Andy Anderson
Comments: I read the book and thought it was fantastic. I was in the submarine reserves from 1950 to 1956. My brother was in the U. S. Navy in 1939. He spent his life in the service. He was in the submarine service all during the war. I was just 10 years old when the war started. I have a question to ask. Is it possible to find out which submarines that he served on during his time in the service. Thanks again for this book. Andy Anderson
Date: December 10, 2010
Time: 12:09:42 PM
Name: Ronald Faux
Comments: I live in Tulsa, OK. and have visited the Batfish twice. It is in very good condition for its age. I do wish that you could go up to the conning tower on the inside of the submarine. It was a very enjoyable visit and I plan on going back to see it next year.
Date: December 7, 2010
Time: 10:18:43 AM
Name: Levin Dutton
Comments: A good use for a submarine with such a record, instead of being cut up, scuttled, or used for target practice. This is something that folks can see some of what others put up with (i.e., cramped conditions, etc) to maintain their freedoms.
Date: December 4, 2010
Time: 11:15:22 PM
Name: Don Belding
Comments: In early 1942 when my father joined the US Navy, he hoped to join the Submarine Service, but his need for glasses prevented this and his subsequent hope to become a Navy flyer. He ended up with shore duty in the Aleutian Islands on Adak Island. He installed and maintained LORAN equipment in aircraft, mostly B-25 Mitchell bombers and PBY Catalina sea planes and trained the crews in the equipment's use. To this day he feels that he did not contribute as much as he had wanted to the War. But his work enabled uncounted flyers to safely find their ways back to airfields in bad weather and often with battle-damaged aircraft. Our superior technical equipment and the men who installed and maintained the RADAR, LORAN, ADIC, and other systems were a major factor in the Allied victory and the restoration of liberty to millions. They did not gain the glory, medals, and public recognition of the combat arms, but I thank God for them daily.
Date: November 27, 2010
Time: 4:59:42 PM
Name: Gene Hallaway
Comments: Looking forward to visiting the sub.
Date: November 22, 2010
Time: 7:20:16 PM
Name: David Todd
Comments: I was there the day the navy sailed her into Muskogee up the arkansas river, I remember what a thrill it was to see her an go abord . Later that year my boy scout troop spent the night on board it's something that I'll never forget
Date: November 20, 2010
Time: 4:14:43 PM
Name: Victor Marquez
Date: November 19, 2010
Time: 7:35:27 PM
Name: Ralph R. Krummel,Jr.
Comments: Looking better every time I look upon the site !! Great job. Question: Has anyone heard from Bob Wiggins lately?? I had been emailing him on a regular basis when I had computer problems and when I got back on the airways I got no answer from Bob..The messages came back to me as 'undelivered'. Thanks, Ralph R. Krummel, Jr. (CPO Krummel was my father)
Date: November 13, 2010
Time: 7:00:54 PM
Name: Garry Beddingfield
Comments: I just read the book "Batfish" and enjoyed it. I live in Alvin Texas about 30 miles from Galveston where Cavalla is. I've been inside it several times and also the Bowfin at Pearl Harbor. I hope to get to Oklahoma as soon as I can to see Batfish.
Date: November 11, 2010
Time: 1:12:26 PM
Name: preston haynie
Date: November 11, 2010
Time: 8:59:28 AM
Name: Jerry Kincade, LT USN (Ret)
Comments: Great job on the website, gentlemen, and Bravo Zulu to the crew that does the dirty work maintaining Batfish. My wife and I live in Mustang, OK and plan to visit your boat soon, with a good friend from Okmulgee--a retired diesel boat sailor--as tour guide. Looking forward to it! Jerry Kincade, LT(LDO) USN(RET), Retired surface sailor (1960-1980). Also known to you gentlemen as a Target.
Date: November 5, 2010
Time: 1:15:21 PM
Name: Mark Hacker
Comments: Planning on coming out to visit the "Bat". The last time I was there was in July 1976 as a Boy Scout troop 76. We actually got to sleep inside but most camped outside do to the mid-summer heat. I've been viewing the rebuild on line and on TV-Looks great and keep up the Grand restore. Thanks, A dedicated memory of almost 35 years. Question: Will the restore be clearing the under-carriage in the future from being grounded?
Date: October 26, 2010
Time: 8:15:50 PM
Name: Richard M Hauzinger
Comments: My father Richard F Hauzinger was in the subservice from 1936-1956. He was a chief engineman and served on the USS Plunger during the second war and made 9 war missions on her. I have a very deep respect for him and the men that served with him. I personally know that I could not have gone through what he did, 72 hours of depth charging, the long and tense duties and danger. Unfortunately dad died in 2002 at the age of 85. He was very proud of his service and country. I am a combat veteran of destroyer escorts during Viet Nam and was very proud as my dad was to have served our country in the Navy. Thank you, Richard M Hauzinger
Date: October 16, 2010
Time: 1:42:19 PM
Name: Joe DeLee
Comments: Saw your ham signal on 14mhz PSK- great signal, Saturday 10-16-2010 18:40z.
Date: October 12, 2010
Time: 4:33:56 PM
Name: Jim Storteboom
Comments: I'm a "Nuke Boat" subvet who has been studying the exploits of our WWII subs. Just finished reading "In the Course of Duty" & hope to visit the Batfish soon. I especially appreciate your making available the Patrol Logs. Thanks for a great website!!
Date: September 6, 2010
Time: 5:43:09 PM
Name: Joseph A. Cox
Comments: Great job.
Date: September 6, 2010
Time: 12:30:26 PM
Name: Patricia Davis US Navy Vet
Comments: This Lady captured my Heart the first time I saw her. Awesome.
Date: September 6, 2010
Time: 10:52:17 AM
Name: Dennis McKinney
Comments: Awsome website and dedication to this fine submarine...Thanks to all vets for your service.... Semper Fi, Dennis N0SMX, USMC 1982-1986
Date: September 6, 2010
Time: 10:44:04 AM
Name: William Beyer
Comments: So nice to work the WW2SUB Station 20 Phone on 06 Sept 10. Great WEB SITE! 73, Bill N2WB WILD BILL. DX RULES!!!
Date: September 2, 2010
Time: 10:30:57 PM
Name: D. H. White
Comments: Great site for a gallant boat and crew. Thanks.
Date: August 31, 2010
Time: 1:31:23 PM
Name: James Riddle
Date: August 31, 2010
Time: 10:10:54 AM
Name: Garrett Baker Lcdr SS usn ret.
Comments: I spent about 20 years on subs and started out on the 338. Newton Baker was my brother and helped to get the Batfish set up and if you visit the park you will see some of the stuff that I gave to them. (a large Brass helm was just part of it.) I am very happy to see the upkeep that is going on. Garrett Baker Lcdr USN Ret.
Date: August 31, 2010
Time: 9:32:05 AM
Name: Ronald Craven
Comments: Was aboard Batfish for aproximatly 4 weeks while waiting for the return of Balao from a South Amer. trip. Then served two years aboard Balao.
Date: August 30, 2010
Time: 7:48:39 PM
Name: Jon Hartman
Comments: I would like for you to contact my uncle, Gerald Wilson 918-652-3997,and try and get him involved. He is 63 and a retired submariner. He was a Lt Commander on SSBN's. I called him and told him about your restoration efforts this last weekend and etc. I think he needs something like this to do on occasion. He is very skilled at computer programming and is a skilled craftsman in woodworking and anything like that.
Date: August 30, 2010
Time: 1:44:28 PM
Name: AWVC Kevin M. Funston
Comments: I would like to thanks the crew and personnel of the USS Batfish for allowing the U.S. Navy Chiefs Mess to come out and spend time restoring a lady. She looks much better after her facelift and I hope she has many more years of service to our youth and population... She is a standing testament to the Skills and Ingenuity of our American Military. Thank you to all that served... and all that will serve in the future. Lest we never forget... long may she wave!!! AWVC Funston
Date: August 30, 2010
Time: 12:30:31 PM
Name: John Presley
Comments: Loved it! Got to actually visit the sub a few years ago with my brother and his family. Never knew the Batfish was there until then. Best Regards, John
Date: August 29, 2010
Time: 8:17:44 PM
Name: Jake Smith
Comments: Have visited the museum a a number of times and always enjoyed it. Will revisit soon to see new paint job and oklahoma mast. I purchased the book many years ago and have read it many times. Its a good read.
Date: August 29, 2010
Time: 11:24:12 AM
Name: tom altv
Comments: Nice to see old WWII heros (Ships/boats) being well taken care of.
Date: August 28, 2010
Time: 10:46:26 PM
Name: jim shepard
Comments: First time I've heard about the USS BATFISH. Awesome.
Date: August 22, 2010
Time: 12:17:11 PM
Name: Clay Sanderford
Comments: I was in the us army my father is a retired navy man.Funny you might think why my interest lies in submarines. I have studied half my life submarines i have in my collection 560 books on the subject also have a heavy selection of ships logs.I have researched the Batfish and am still lacking info on plank owners and ships logs.My question is where can i get copys of these.I have visted the Batfish on 2 occasions.I have met 9 yrs ago a former crewman of the boat,the storys he told lol Kiss the sky goodbye makes for a good book. Plz hope you can help me in this endeaver Clay Sanderford
Date: August 21, 2010
Time: 7:37:46 PM
Name: Ronald C. Gecks EM1(SS)Ret
Comments: enjoyed your site remember Batfish when i was in Key West in 1955 on board Bushnell AS15 i went to the boats in 1960 rode Atule SS403 and Chopper SS342 out of Key West. you have a wonderful site
Date: August 21, 2010
Time: 3:22:01 PM
Comments: I was trying to remember the other diesal/electric Baloa class sub that was stationed in Key West. The other being the SS Balao. I was stationed on the sub tender USS BUSHNELL AS-15 from 9-55 to 6-59 and recall working on both vessels replacing end seals & grommetts. I served my 4 yrs in KW and never left-I live up the keys 19 miles @ Sugarloaf.
Date: August 20, 2010
Time: 3:19:59 PM
Name: George "Sam" Bass
Comments: Great web site - congradulations to whom ever put it together and maintains it. There is another diesel boat web aite at (former USS Clamagore SS343). I'm one of the WWII SubVets - having served on board the Boarfish; Plaice; Kraken; Bashaw; Chopper and Clamagore. Keep a zero bubble! Sam Bass
Date: August 16, 2010
Time: 11:19:32 PM
Name: J. E. Young
Comments: Hello: Served on Batfish 1958 through trip to Charlston. Transfered to U.S.S. Barbel (SS 580) in Portsmouth, NH (New Construction). Glad to know she did not get cut up for scrap - not a proud way to go!
Date: August 15, 2010
9:02:56 AM
Name: Valerie Mays
Comments: You have a very interesting web page. My father Robert L. Miller served on the Trumpetfish and the The Tusk submarines. It is enjoyable to listen to him tell his stories and memories that only he can tell from a sea mans point of view. This is an honarible way to preserve the memories of many seaman and part of our naval history.
Date: August 14, 2010
Time: 10:50:03 PM
Name: Stephen Cheatwood
Comments: Tin Can duty. USS New Visited there several years ago. Very nice museum.
Date: August 8, 2010
Time: 2:36:25 PM
Name: Spider Khuen MM1(SS) USN Ret
Comments: To all Vets, If in the Atlanta area, visit the Vets museum in Lawrenceville on the square. Small but good. We meet every Wed. 10AM. Come see us. Smooth Sailin' Spider
Date: August 4, 2010
Time: 7:16:01 AM
Name: AWC Jerrie D. Rosecrans, USN Ret.
Comments: I have been home 33 years from retiring out of the Navy. I have to admit, we have never taken the time to come visit the "Boat". However, we plan to come down on 14 Aug. My entire Navy career, was spent as an airborne sub chaser. Served in four VS Squadron's all located at NAS North Island, San Diego. Great career to say the least. Looking forward to out visit.
Date: August 2, 2010
Time: 8:32:13 PM
Name: Michael Wallace
Comments: I will have to bring my grandchildren again. They really enjoyed seeing USS Barfish. They always talk about the sub and I really enjoyed it myself. It brought back memories.
Date: August 1, 2010
Time: 5:57:08 PM
Name: Arthur
Comments: n/t
Date: August 1, 2010
Time: 5:55:55 PM
Name: Arthur Bruce Gerhardt
Comments: n/t
Date: July 21, 2010
Time: 1:40:36 AM
Name: Mike Anderson
Comments: Thanks for putting up such a great web site. You guys should be very proud of it.
Date: July 20, 2010
Time: 3:38:20 PM
Name: John Pearson
Comments: The U.S.S. Batfish is awesome! I visited it several times when I was growing up with my Grandpa Harold B. Coghill who was in the Sea Bees in WWII. He showed us everything about the sub! Thanks so much for preserving such a cool ship in Oklahoma with it's great victory record!!!!! Thanks again, John Pearson
Date: July 16, 2010
Time: 9:35:49 AM
Name: Randi Owen
Comments: I am glad to see the Sub still open, I remember going throught the Sub as a young boy in the late 70s, I hope to make it back to the Sub to bring back fadeing memorys. Thanks for all you do.
Date: July 12, 2010
Time: 11:47:25 AM
Name: Larry R. Slack
Comments: Many, Many Thanks for all the hard work everyone involved contributed to facilitate the return of a sacred piece of Oklahoma history. Grrrrrrreat Job!
Date: July 12, 2010
Time: 10:30:58 AM
Name: larry wonner
Comments: great website served on sea lepoard ss481 and simon bolivar ssbn 641 thank you
Date: July 11, 2010
Time: 1:47:33 PM
Name: William R. Donaldson, RM1(SS)
Comments: 681 was my first and most memorable submarine. I miss the crew and hope to reconnect with any of my shipmates in future emails or events. Thanks to the son of a Vet from the SS 310 who referred me to this Website at DQ in Niantic, CT on 7/10/2010!
Date: July 2, 2010
Time: 8:35:50 AM
Name: Freddie McCarty
Comments: Awesome website, very well done...
Date: June 26, 2010
Time: 2:17:52 AM
Name: David B. Manley (Atlanta, GA)
Comments: Great to have a WWII sub in OK. Excellent museum and web site.
Date: June 24, 2010
Time: 12:34:55 AM
Name: Michael Manring
Comments: Great memorial! This is a great place for amateur radio operators to visit and operate during special events. Had a great time during museum ships weekend. Thanks AE5QL
Date: June 21, 2010
Time: 7:29:57 AM
Name: Bobbie Williams W1BEW
Comments: Contacted your amateur radio station 06/19. Enjoy QSO and information. We to website and will plan to visit when next in area. Good luck on refurbishing. Great looking memorial park. Your website is amazing. TNX for your service to our country. Bobbie Williams W1BEW
Date: June 20, 2010
Time: 9:26:24 PM
Name: Roy Wano
Comments: Keep up the great work....GO NAVY!
Date: June 20, 2010
Time: 5:10:07 PM
Name: SFC. Ronald D. Moore (Ret)
Comments: n/t
Date: June 19, 2010
Time: 4:29:25 PM
Name: Kenneth A Johnson
Comments: n/t
Date: June 19, 2010
Time: 12:34:59 PM
me: Darryl Manzer
Comments: THis old TM (SS) is making plans to visit soon. Great site.
Date: June 17, 2010
Time: 1:57:25 PM
Name: Peter Scott Fortier
Comments: Great site! I am a grandson (Age 55) of Nellie Fortier. I have a picture of her christening the ship at Porsmouth Naval Shipyard here on the Maine/New Hampshire border during WWII. She would have been very proud of what you have done.
Date: June 8, 2010
Time: 1:22:19 PM
Name: Tom Hart
Comments: I worked WW2SUB on the 20M CW band and exchanged reports. Understand that WW2SUB is the amateur radio station at your museum and is participating in a special event for WW2 vessels. It is ironic that I worked U-5075 (a German mini-U-Boat now in Quincy MA) over the weekend. Especially ironic since Quincy was home to two US presidents: John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Nice to work your station - by the way, I am a Viet Nam vet - 5/22d Artillery in 1969. -tom-
Date: June 7, 2010
Time: 1:02:21 AM
Name: Preston S. Williams
Comments: My father, David T. Williams, served on the USS Flasher; 6th and 7th war patrol. He served in the United States Navy from 1937 at the age of 17 until 1957. He was a Chief Hospital Corpman. On April 8, 2008 he began his eternal patrol. I miss my father very much. I am a Vietnam veteran who served as a combat medic in Vietnam 1969-1970. Would it be possible for me to bring my grandsons to see the Batfish? Respectfully yours, Preston S. Williams, Preston S. Williams
Date: June 6, 2010
Time: 10:48:42 AM
Name: Jim Vaughan, RMC(SS) (Ret)
Comments: This is a very nice web site. I enjoyed it. It sure brought back some memories.
Date: June 5, 2010
Time: 8:08:45 PM
Name: Ed Kg6oqk
Comments: Thanks For the qso ed kg6oqk
Date: June 5, 2010
Time: 5:42:53 PM
Name: Bill Bequette
Comments: Great website and glorious personnel who served on the USS Batfish and the personnel now who maintain her and her radio room. I QSO with WW2SUB from me W3ATM in Fairfield, PA 17320 on 6/5/2010 at a distance of 1018 miles away using only 10 watts with HAM mode PSK31 with Chuck R. 73s
Date: June 5, 2010
Time: 2:44:54 PM
Name: Jim Brown
Comments: Worked Jim, W0OOG, on the Ships on the Air event. Great to see it activated again. Jim N0UL and ex-ET1(SS)
Date: June 5, 2010
8:41:27 AM
Name: Dale L. McKee
Comments: n/t
Date: June 3, 2010
Time: 12:33:03 PM
Name: Bobby B. Jones
Comments: I've been living in Owasso for a few years and recently discovered the existance of the Batfish. I served for 6 years as a Polaris Missile Technician on the USS Woodrow Wilson, SSBN624. I'm looking forward to coming down for a tour and will be sending an email to inquire about helping out with the deck installation. Also, I'm an amatuer radio opertator and will be looking more information on furure events. Thank you for preserving a part of the submarine navy. My service meant a lot to me and the war time service of submariners means much, much more.
Date: June 3, 2010
Time: 8:58:21 AM
Name: Alexia Boyd
Comments: I loved visiting. My grandfather was on the submarine and i always love listening to his many stories. Know i can put an image with those.
Date: May 28, 2010
Time: 1:26:30 PM
Name: Gary Roberts
Comments: Keep up the good work!
Date: May 19, 2010
Time: 7:59:31 PM
Name: J.P. Fuller
Comments: Great site.
Date: May 12, 2010
Time: 10:23:59 AM
Name: CAPT David Ogburn
Comments: I was Navigator on SSN 681 94-97. Great website
Date: May 9, 2010
Time: 4:27:21 PM
Name: Ron Hayes
Comments: Just finished reading a book by Don Keith titled "In the Course of Duty". I will have to explore your website to learn more. Excellent read. Ron Hayes, former Amphib sailor.
Date: May 8, 2010
Time: 10:09:58 AM
Name: Steve Sorrell
Comments: Lots of memories brought on by this boat. Not that I served on her but as a Freshman in highschool our band was a participant in the Madi Gra, 1969, we were housed on the naval base in old barracks and one night a friend and I sneeked out to explore and came up on the USS Batfish! As we debated or next course of action some MP's advised that we were in a resticted area and should immediatyl return to our barracks. It is fun to relive those times with the help of this site. Thanks. Steve Sorrell
Date: May 3, 2010
Time: 7:40:54 PM
Name: Ralph R. Krummel, Jr.
Comments: I had signed in back in 2004 and had visited the site and watched it take on a different character over rge years..I have since made contact with and maintain contact with Robert Wiggins who had served with the Ralph, Sr. the "Chief"..I learned of someone asking if I could contact them concern their time on one of the Sub tenders in Key West, who at the time was TM3..His first name is Robert P. (MI) Pallat (Pallart ?) Retir3ed as TMC.. I can be reached at the email ..Hope to hear from him in the future..Keep up the great work on the old gal, she's still looking great ...RRK,Jr.
Date: April 30, 2010
Time: 5:05:53 PM
Name: mikayla matlock
Comments: n/t
Date: April 28, 2010
Time: 4:42:15 PM
Name: Brian Harris
Comments: What kind of wood is used on the deck? What is the area of deck space? Thanks for the great site! B. Harris
Date: April 27, 2010
Time: 1:34:12 PM
Name: Larry Dozier
Comments: So glad to see another of my hometown shipyard boats as a museum! My Grandfather was a plankowner on several Portsmouth built boats and served from the 1930's to the 1950's. I followed in his footsteps and served aboard the USS Spadefish SSN-668.
Date: April 18, 2010
Time: 10:44:14 PM
Name: Kent Bahr
Comments: Batfish is a great boat with a great history! I'm a submarine buff who couldn't get into the navy due to my eyesight. But did serve as a medic in the U S Army 68-70. Never-the-less, Subs are my love and the Batfish is on my list of favorites. I hope to come see her. The Diesel Boats and their crews of WWII earned their place in the sun. Kent Bahr...a landlubber submariner.
Date: April 18, 2010
Time: 9:08:08 AM
Name: Dave Fonda
Comments: My uncle, Fred Landbeck, served on the Batfish and still resides in Western Springs, IL in the same home where he and my mother grew up. Your site is a treasure. I was encouraged to visit it, because a local retired history teacher in our hometown of Freeport, IL, has published a book about submarining titled "Beneath the Waves" about Ed Beach's contributions and writings. Here is the link to the Freeport Journal Standard's page

Very best wishes, Dave Fonda, Freeport, IL
Date: March 30, 2010
Time: 2:54:33 AM
Name: Richard Well Kreis
Comments: Hi: To whom it may concern. I am Richard W. Kreis 66 yo. the son of Lt. Herman W. Kreis, of the USS Batfish, SS 310, You probably know the rest of the story about my dad's WW II sub service. Latest News is He passed away at age 88, about 2 years ago while living in Hawaii. Barred at the Punch Bowl cemetery, with Military Honores. RIP ! Very nice web site, THANK YOU !!! I wish I had some more pics to send you, I should ask relative if any old sub or war pics are still around with family, I have not looked on your site..... but do you have a link to the web site where the Batfish is at in "the war museum" in Muskogee, Oklahoma ??  I just e-mailed my step mom (my dads second wife, she's living in Hawaii now) Ask here to send you a picture of my dad in uniform for your web site, if she cant do that, I will try and see what I can do to send one. When I was a young boy, my dad was stationed in San Diego CA. as a Lt. on a sub there in the harbor, Tied up along side a Sub Tender. I went with my dad many weekends with him to the sub as he had office work to do. I had the opportunity to crawl all over the sub from front to back as my Dad was busy... what an experience as a young man. Later my dad was a Lt. Commander, (? Exec. officer ?) Second in Command of a USS Destroyer, based in San Diego, he did about 6, 6 month Pacific Tours, to Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines and more ports. I used to have a Navy Sailors Foul Weather Jacket That my Dad gave me, with the Batfish insignia painted on the back in color Just as on the web site (perfectly done by a sailor) that I wore a lot of the time on cold days. I wish I still had it now, for keep sake. I do have the official Batfish book. and a picture of the Batfish insignia. Also a sub calendar. That's about all I can say for know. Did you serve on the Batfish at any time ?? Get back to me when you have time. Thanks for listening, a Salute to you !

Sincerely : R. W. Kreis
Date: March 26, 2010
Time: 8:13:13 PM
Name: Mr. & Mrs. Hutchins
Comments: We have been to see her 3 or 4 Times and she still looks good
Date: March 20, 2010
Time: 1:28:42 PM
Name: Chris Crocker
Comments: n/t
Date: March 17, 2010
Time: 4:42:25 AM
Name: Robert Allbaugh
Comments: I was on the de-commissioning crew of the Batfish at Algiers Naval Base in New Orleans. I have since been to see it at the museum - it looks a lot different (stripped & bare).
Date: March 15, 2010
Time: 2:06:51 PM
Name: craig schaffer
Comments: trying to find site to purchase batfish items. would like your help if able to. thank you.
Date: March 13, 2010
Time: 9:25:52 PM
Name: Marcia (House) Trompke
Comments: This site and the work you have put into it means so much to me. The picture of the 6th patrol is one I have never seen before tonight and Dad is in it. Dad, Richard A. House was on the 5th and 6th patrol according to what I see here. He wrote this down for us; I need to find it again. Dad would sometimes tell us (his 6 children) stories of the days at sea in the Batfish (and the Sandlance)when we would ask. As a child, it was hard to comprehend much less appreciate the service he gave to his country but I do remember almost feeling the waves and smelling a salty breeze as he talked. What a time in American history and what an adventure for a young man from Nebraska and for all the others that served this country so well. I salute all of you as heros and great American patriots.
Date: February 28, 2010
Time: 9:53:37 AM
Name: Taylor Morris
Comments: The ship is so cool
Date: February 27, 2010
Time: 9:06:37 PM
Name: Taylor Morris
Comments: I think that the website is the best. Taylor
Date: February 24, 2010
Time: 11:52:40 AM
Name: Houston E. Benson
Comments: I am a Sailor at the NROTC Unit at Oklahoma University. Thank you for preserving our rich heritage for the future generations of Sailors and citizens
Date: February 20, 2010
Time: 2:40:04 PM
Name: Shawn Chopper
Comments: n/t
Date: February 20, 2010
Time: 12:02:43 AM
Name: Ryan Rankin
Comments: Thanks for the wonderful tour and I know we will come up with some new great ideas for the future of the museum. Thanks again from all the architecture students @ Oklahoma State University!!!
Date: February 13, 2010
Time: 5:24:50 AM
Name: Freddie
Comments: I took my family there a few years back and we are planning to visit again this Spring... God bless...
Date: February 10, 2010
Time: 1:10:58 PM
Name: Wesley Dotson
Comments: This is a sweet website cool pictures all the topics wow you are the bomb ill tell my freinds to go to this website about submarines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date: February 8, 2010
Time: 10:16:09 PM
Name: William Wurthmann SR
Comments: Run Silent Run Deep. Return with the broom up hi...
Date: January 16, 2010
Time: 3:28:57 PM
Name: Pat Doyle
Comments: I am working on a book on the PUC boats of WWII of which the Batfish is one. Is there an electronic copy of the deck logs in the museum files? Thanks for your help
Date: January 14, 2010
Time: 12:52:10 AM
Name: Christopher Dawson
Comments: Always love visiting Muskogee and the USS Batfish
Date: January 13, 2010
Time: 8:59:12 PM
Name: paul manning
Comments: awesome site.
Date: January 8, 2010
Time: 4:34:38 AM
Name: Boll Weevil
Comments: So your the ping I heard from Sonar that kept me awake nights in the engineering dept of our Frigate... MMFN Boll Weevil FF-1085
Date: January 1, 2010
Time: 8:56:45 PM
Name: Rance Jurevwicz, Capt., USA, Ret
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