Find a Buddy

The following list is guest book entries from 1997 through 1999. Use the browser Edit, Find to locate a name, word, etc. on this page. If you locate a name you can click on the email entry and send a message.

Happy New Year, Frank !
John Fakan <>
Cleveland, OH USA - Friday, December 31, 1999 at 21:30:55 (PST)
Thanks, Frank. Brings back a lot of old memories, does't it?
Mostly good ones at that. Thanks again.

Bud Walker <>
Choctaw, Ok USA - Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 10:48:33 (PST)

Great site. It brought back some great times. I was on the Blenny from 67 to Aug. 69. I went on her when she was in the Philidelphia ship yard. I checked out your guest book and have already e-mailed some of the guys I knew back then. Thanks!!!

Mick Markle <>
nescopeck , pa USA - Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at 14:31:23 (PST)
I was on the blenny,Becuna,lafayette
John Ahern USN RET <j ahern 5006>
ledyard, ct USA - Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at 11:19:49 (PST)
I served on USS BUGARA SS331 (12/62-9/63)and SAM HOUSTON SSBN609 (12/65-3/69.When I look back at those years now,I realise what truly great men I served with.It was a memorable experience.
NEGAUNEE, MI USA - Monday, December 27, 1999 at 10:54:51 (PST)
Frank, this is the first I had a chance to review your website. Great job! I saw it at my daughters house. I'm still on my 486 and Windows 3.1. Guess I'll stick with it old buddy. Hope to see you in San Diego next year.
Edward W. Stone <ews_w2eer@JUNO.COM>
Syracuse, NY USA - Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 10:05:58 (PST)
A meember of the USS Archerfish (SSN-678), She was a good boat
Rick Baldwin <>
USA - Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 14:15:16 (PST)
Great site! Served aboard Grenadier '57' to '60',
-- great diesel boat. Still called them boats then.
Thanks for the look in the rearview mirror. tgf

Tom Foeller <>
Balsam Lake, WI USA - Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 07:43:01 (PST)
my dad served on the USS Razorback....enjoyed seeing your stories
Carol Roberts <>
Oneonta, AL USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 21:54:43 (PST)
Served aboard the USS Blackfin, USS Tang and USS Odax-1960-1967 Six patrols to credit
Maurice Tyler <mtyler3172@webtv.nwt>
memphis, tn USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 19:58:27 (PST)
I am one of five children of radio operator A.B. Green. My father died in 1981, and reading the remembrances of his shipmates is almost as wonderful as hearing him tell those stories himself! Thanks for a chance to experience WWII through you. I am an ICU nurse at the VA Hospital here in OKC and work with many brave men every day. You've just added to the already-significant respect I have for all of them. Thanks again.
Mary Green Elliott <>
Oklahoma City, OK USA - Wednesday, December 08, 1999 at 15:23:09 (PST)
Would you know anything about the submarine USS Rock. Our friend, George Harless, was on it in 1954-55, and he would love to get information on the sub. His e-mail is
Gene Gurske

Gene Gurske <>
Bremerton, WA USA - Tuesday, December 07, 1999 at 14:09:16 (PST)
I knew several of the Tullibee sailors had qualified on the
Blenny, Coons 57,58; Broderick. I think there were more but
they appear to be too bashful.

Tom Donahue <>
San Jose, Ca USA - Monday, November 29, 1999 at 14:44:06 (PST)
I served aboard in 1960 and 1961 prior to Nuclear Power School class 61-4
Dan Walker <>
Peekskill, ny USA - Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 17:24:31 (PST)
Nice job!
Mike Carmody, Cdr. L.I. Base,N.Y., USSV.

Mike Carmody <>
Babylon, NY USA - Monday, November 22, 1999 at 04:05:24 (PST)
Thank you for what you did for us!
I was born July 8, 1945

Kees Hendriks <>
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Sunday, November 21, 1999 at 11:20:33 (PST)
I was on the following boats from 47 to 67. Sea Owl, Sea Robin, Amberjack, Trumpetfish, Trigger, Trout. John Marshall, Skipjack, amd several others on temp duty.was an EMC(SS)on retirment.
Jacksonville, AR USA - Sunday, November 21, 1999 at 06:45:28 (PST)
Great Web page!! Thoroughly enjoyed the tour! My dad skippered the Haddock (SS-231) on first three war patrols... I served in Picuda,Atule, Sea Owl, John Marshall, and skippered Argonaut and Grampus. Best time of my life!
Pat Taylor <>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Saturday, November 20, 1999 at 20:03:46 (PST)
My father, A.B. (Bryan) Green, served with pride as a radioman aboard the Blenny in WWII. He passed away in 81, but would be proud to know that the Blenny is so honored.
Jani (Green) Kidd <>
Denton, TX USA - Saturday, November 20, 1999 at 16:39:52 (PST)
I really enjoyed your web page and music.Thanks Jean
Jean Hansen <>
Coquille, Or USA - Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 22:51:29 (PST)
We toured the USS Cod this summer (1999). It was quite an experience! Thanks very much for preserving this piece of history!
Anny Harran <>
Chantilly, VA USA - Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 14:01:59 (PST)
Great webb site. Did 20 yr on 5 boats. Would do it all over agien.
Jack Peach <>
USA - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 18:52:42 (PST)
SHEFFIELD, YORKSHIRE UK - Friday, November 05, 1999 at 14:19:46 (PST)
My younger brother suggested I look at this website, and I'm glad I did.
Joe Duprey <>
Thornton, CO USA - Wednesday, November 03, 1999 at 17:29:15 (PST)
Great webb page. As a former "skimmer" & frustrated submariner I'll forever tip my whitehat to the men that man the boats, especially the "diesel pukes". Would love to trade "sea stories" via e-mail.
Jim Harkenrider <>
Ten Mile, Tn USA - Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 06:44:06 (PST)
I had the opportunity to serve on Blenny in 1965-1966. Tijuana Smith was the Skipper and Smilin' Jack Delany was the XO. Great Crew from that era. Would love to hear from anyone out there..Was the submarine navy that I had been hunting for...
John Shettles <>
Franklinton, LA USA - Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 05:32:37 (PST)
USS DACE SSN 607 9/68 - 9/70.

Jim Redden TM-3(SS) <>
West Warwick, RI USA - Saturday, October 30, 1999 at 04:40:54 (PDT)
Served on board Blenny as an IC3 from July '63 to Aug '65. Earlier in this guestbook I listed my e-mail address as It is now Love to here from old shipmates.
Edward J. Rosen <>
Knoxville, TN USA - Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 10:02:11 (PDT)
Great site. I'm a volunteer on the Cod-it's my way of giving something back to you guys for all you went through for us. I'm pretty bad at expessing myself so the best I can do right now is to just say THANKS!!!
Paul Sobol <>
Westlake, OH USA - Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 07:58:53 (PDT)
Greetings from an old TinCan Sailor... Korea, '51-'55.
Sonarman 2nd.
Site is the mark of the true professionals you are.

William O'Morrissey <>
Blauvelt, ny USA - Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 19:46:44 (PDT)
Let us never forget your service. My respect and good wishes.
Don Cox <>
Provo, UT USA - Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 09:43:06 (PDT)
Nice web site. Brought back some great memories of my time on the USS Remora SS487(1963-1966), USS Sargo SSN583(1967-1969, and USS Snook SSN592(1969-1972).
Jerre Wethington <>
Garden City, KS USA - Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 07:57:38 (PDT)
I served on the Blenny 1962 - 1963 and earned my first dolphins and made what I think was the last northern run the Blenny made.
Larry R Johnston <>
Lenoir, nc USA - Monday, October 25, 1999 at 17:39:52 (PDT)
Great site. Good content, nice lay out, and good format.
Thanks for your time invested in the details.

Served on Blenney 63-64. Put ashore in Plymouth England
(medical evacuation). Ran into Robert Brace in Crystal City
underground 4-5 years ago and haven't heard from him since.
Seved on John Adams 64-67, and Von Steuben 69-72.

Joe Phoenix <>
Manassas, VA USA - Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 19:14:35 (PDT)
I served on the U.S.S. Halfbeak (ss352) from 1963 to oct. 1966. I am interested in contacting former shipmates or anyone who served on the "beak". The cob was andy Anderson,andy if your out there hello.

I served on u.s.s. Halfbeak (ss352) from 1963 to nov. 1966. I am looking for anyone who served on the halfbeak.
Henry Rumfelt <>
Erin, tn USA - Friday, October 22, 1999 at 04:33:29 (PDT)
Frank what a great job !
I served aboard Blenny from 62-65.
Our Capt. was Lt.Comdr. "Buzz" Bibby.
I recognized some names from the guest register.
I look forward to checking for others I knew from my days
Thank You .

Jim Brown EM3-SS <BlennySS32@AOL.COM>
Islip, NY USA - Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 15:49:20 (PDT)
Frank, I read my E-mail this pm and your nice message printed out so I can show to Dad but the crew list came across in some kind of encryption. I tried to print it in both winword and notepad and got the same results. If you have another way of sending it please do. Thank you, Karen
Karen Kopff <>
St. Charles, Mo. USA - Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 13:53:36 (PDT)
I found this site and have shared it the rest of my family. I am the daughter of Bill "Maggie" McGuire and Anna Mae "Annie" McGuire. I especially enjoyed the pictures of Mom and Dad at the Blenny party on July 7, 1944.
I WAS BORN 9 MONTHS LATER!!! Dad did not make the Blenny reunion this year. If any of you want to send him a message feel free to send it to my e-mail address. This site is really a picture of my roots, and a view of who my parents were before I was.
Karen Kopff

Karen Kopff <>
St. Charles, Mo. USA - Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 08:19:54 (PDT)
Thank you for the info on Jane Fonda, her behavior is of
no surprise to me. She has always been of questionable
We have an excellent Submarine Museum in St.Marys, GA. Come and See. Sincerely. Jim Jewell

MMCM James D.Jewell (AW/SW/SS) <>
St.Marys, Ga USA - Friday, October 15, 1999 at 10:59:02 (PDT)
GREAT site, Frank...good work. We emailed in the past and I'm in final development of Faces of Freedom...your site will be hosting an entire level of the gallery - many rooms and exhibits. This is a very exciting time for myself and my family/coworkers! We're doing something NO ONE else has attempted. LOTS of problems have been overcome in the past few months and we're in the home stretch.
Steve Lazaroff
Virtual Visions Live!

Stephan Lazaroff <>
Midland, TX USA - Monday, October 11, 1999 at 22:36:09 (PDT)
i got your letter about jane maybe you should send a copy to headline news maybe they dont know everything they should oh and you have a good page also
USA - Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 20:28:29 (PDT)
Served on the USS Drum MoMM 2nd class
Charles Schechter <>
Boynton Beach, FL USA - Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 18:51:01 (PDT)
thanx for the "Hanoi Jane" commentary. More people need to be informed of this and currnet treasonous actions that are occurring by some of our elected officials today, i.e., Bill Clintont and the Chinese.
SFC Rick Erb <>
Lewiston, ID USA - Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 10:54:31 (PDT)
Shipmate on Blenny 1963-64. Best in the Navy.... This is truly a wonderful website.... Much history here that as a crew member I never knew til now.
Bruce Matthews <>
Monterey, Ca USA - Saturday, October 02, 1999 at 18:43:09 (PDT)
I served aboard Blenny after sub school in Nov. 64' to June of 65' when I was sent to "Puffs" school in Key West. Then served aboard USS Corporal (ss-346) until August of 67'. Then Transferred to USS Wahoo (ss-565) in Pearl Harbor. Discharged in Dec.72' Just ran across the signature of cassius with references to 'Rosen and Fienberg. If I remember right Fienberg was always on a diet. Yes Cassius, I remver you a Super-Snipe. Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a Jimmy 268as, it's Super Snipe. Enter the T-Shirt with the gear drawn on it.
Dave Eberhart <>
Merriam, KS USA - Saturday, October 02, 1999 at 11:51:26 (PDT)
I served aboard Blenny after sub scholl in Nov. 64' to June of 65' when I was sent to "Puffs" school in Key West. Then serve aboard USS Corporal (ss-346) until August of 67'. Then Transferred to USS Wahoo (ss-565) in Pearl Harbor. Discharged in Dec.72'
Dave Eberhart <>
Merriam, KS USA - Saturday, October 02, 1999 at 11:16:18 (PDT)
SWA Veteran. Nephew of several WWII veterans. I understand more and seem to know less as I get older. Thank you, for what you gave and gave up.
SSG Andrew Marks <>
Seattle, WA USA - Friday, October 01, 1999 at 22:39:18 (PDT)
Dear Mr. Toon,

I would like to thank you for making this amazing site. I haven't been this moved about anything since I last saw the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. I thank you for doing what you did for this great country, as I also thank those who also have served. My prayers go out to you and your comrades forever, as well as all who will remain on eternal patrol. Thank you!

Very Sincerely,

Timothy C. Stolar

Timothy C. Stolar <>
Rhinelander, WI USA - Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 15:13:46 (PDT)
Found your site via your Veterans Day commentary about Hanoi Jane on the Sub Committee website today. My involvement with submarines is limited to those I've designed and built (like my NAUTILUS MINISUB, featured on the URL listed here). But as an ex-Marine who served in Viet Nam, I found your comments compelling and enlightening (up till now I thought all she did was pose with her big fat ass straddling that gook anti-aircraft gun); so I decided to visit your site. Hope y'all don't mind a "jarhead" in the midst of all you "bubbleheads," but I just wanted to say I think you've got a page we can all can be proud of here.

Semper Fi,

L/Cpl P. D. Regan
"M" Co, 3/1, 1st MARDIV, RVN

Pat Regan <>
155 West X 19.5 North, HI USA - Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 13:37:52 (PDT)
As a fellow submariner (USS Cavalla SSN684) I found a lot of truth regarding how each of us grew up and the life long bond of our shipmates while serving in the "silent service"

Thanks for creating this Web Page!

P. Kerry Morrow <>
East Bethel, MN USA - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 10:28:55 (PDT)
I enjoyed your web page.

I am a retired Yeoman. Spent most of my time on shore duty.

However, I was stationed in the USS BUTTERNUT (AN-9) in Long
Beach, Ca. from 1957-60. We were the very beginning of the
Polaris Missile Project. We would get underway at midnight
and head out to San Clemente Island and fire the dummy
missile. I believe it was early 1961 or late 1960 when they
had the first successful firing of the Missile. I was
transferred in OCT 60.

We have ship's reunions every year. This year it was in
Piegon Forge, TN. We didn't go - I am 60 years old now
and we ride motorcycles. Anyway - we were on our way to
Sturgis, SD. when some lady took us out in Cody, WY. It was
the first reunion that we had missed in a long time.

I was a second class YN on the BUTTERNUT but I had calls
from the CO, a LCDR and a shipmate that made full CAPT.
when we didn't show for the Reunion. We only had a crew of
40 but we were family back then.

Enough said - I could go on and on but you've hear enough.

Enjoyed you web page.

Eddie..........USN RET........BT

Harold E. PINSON <>
Boise, ID USA - Sunday, September 26, 1999 at 18:44:49 (PDT)
On Jallao(SS368) for a little over a year from 1969 - 70. Lots of great memories. I was the Real Jerry from Steubenville, not the Russian Spy Jerry Plotts from Steubenville. Has anyone heard from Plotts.
Richard ( Jerry ) Herron <>
Pagosa Springs, CO USA - Sunday, September 26, 1999 at 11:09:57 (PDT)
looking for anyone who was on dry dock for ship reunion in
the year 2000. just e-mail me for more info.

phoenix, az USA - Saturday, September 25, 1999 at 21:52:22 (PDT)
looking for anyone who was on uss los alamos afdb-7 for
ship reunion inthe year 2000. just e-mail me for more info.

phoenix, az USA - Saturday, September 25, 1999 at 21:42:33 (PDT)
late husband robert m dickeson tmiss passed away 5 years ago but spent 26 years in the navy on the uss runner , the seacat and the bergall then a short time on the uss whale. rest of his career was with the mk 48 program he would have enjoyed this web page very much. dbf,
irene dickeson <>
wmsbg, va USA - Monday, September 20, 1999 at 15:15:35 (PDT)
I'm sad to report that a former Blenny sailor, Arthur Ullrich, will have his funeral on 20 September 1999. He was a member of USSVWWII and USSVI.
Patrick St. Romain <>
Seguin, TX USA - Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 18:59:42 (PDT)
served aboard the uss george washington ssbn 598 and the uss nautilus ssn 571. 1963-1970. thank you for the very enjoyable memories of times long since gone.
bob green <>
vinita,, ok USA - Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 12:04:07 (PDT)
I was not there but appreciate greatly what was purchased on my (and the rest of my generations) behalf.
Thank You

Jeremy Linnett <>
Eugene, OR USA - Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 22:19:06 (PDT)
I too was on the BLENNY during the era of Joe Grace. Have
been trying to locate the exec E.P. Travis for fome time.
Last time I saw him he was Dep Chief of Naval Material--
A Vice Admiral! if you can believe it. Diden't even have to to Rickover's school.

Aldways good to see things about the old boats . Keep up the good work.

Ken Smith <>
Massillon, Oh USA - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 14:10:33 (PDT)
I was EM2 on the Blenny 1956 to 1958 (can remember CDR Joe Grace was the captain) to learn more..
Found it interesting that they sank it....

Andrew Briotta <>
Jupiter, FL USA - Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 18:17:34 (PDT)
uss daniel boone ssbn 629 green and gold 70-75 nrmc charleston,sc 75-77 uss nathan hale 77 uss tautog uss thomas jefferson (b)run51 uss tunny
gary murray ex-IC 2/ss <>
springfield, mo USA - Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 17:50:51 (PDT)
Served USS Ronquil SS396 1967-1969
Gary Thomas <>
Lincoln, Ca USA - Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 13:57:16 (PDT)
This is a great site. As a pilot with Canadian Airlines I have flown the north pacific routes for thirty years. As I have an intersest in military history I read some years ago Theodore Roscoe's account of the submarine navy and I was amazed by the effectivness of your force and the courage of the young men who served it. It has been my pleasure and honour to point out to my crews and some of my passengers the resting place of some of the boats that were lost. In particular the USS Tang. Many times as I flew down the straits on my way to Hong Kong I have said a silent prayer for the brave young men of the Tang. Now that I am retired I have asked a couple of my fellow pilots to do the same. Would you be kind enough to let me know ,if you can, if Admiral O'Kane is still alive, and if possilble let him know how much I admire him and his WW II crew.
My best regard to the Blenny

Captain Russell Brown <>
Delta, BC Canada - Friday, September 03, 1999 at 23:26:41 (PDT)
im the son of the greatest dad in the world.
brad mcguire <>
kingwood, tx USA - Monday, August 30, 1999 at 19:17:31 (PDT)
I was on the CHUB late May 1945. We operated with the
BLENNY for a few days.

Don F Morell <>
Spring Lake, Mi USA - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 19:00:41 (PDT)
My grandfather is Bill McGuire. While looking at the pictures I recgonized my grandmother as a "??". She is in the cake cutting picture next to Mrs. Irwin. My grandmother's name was Anna Mae. Just thought I'd let you know how much I enjoyed your website and let you fill in another name.
Daniel Kopff <>
Troy, Mo USA - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 18:30:47 (PDT)
July 4,1968, the USS Blenny was in Bar Harbor, Maine. I toured the sub and met several of the crewmembers. What a memory!
Jean Bybee
USA - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 17:47:17 (PDT)
It is a sentimental journey,I was aboard TORSK 423 52&53.Great site will visit again.
Donald Daly <>
Milford, PA USA - Friday, August 27, 1999 at 11:13:59 (PDT)
Retired Navy airdale, but I got interested in submarines when I took a cooks tour of the Cobbler SS-344 when she was in dyrdock beside us in 58. This tour was great. Keep up the good work. It sure opened my eyes up to what you all went through.
USA - Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 06:26:26 (PDT)
A pleasure to visit. Thanks for the info. GW
G.W. Smith <>
Winnsboro , TX USA - Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 19:24:26 (PDT)
Visited your site today and as allways its a pleasure.
I especially like reading the entries to your guest book.

Mike Brood of BERGALL (SS320)
sent me some of your screen savers...LOVE EM.

My wife and i are going to Groton Conn. Oct 15/16 for
a duel reunion of the USS JACK SS259 and SSN 605
The 259 was my first boat.I'll never forget watching her
come up river at New London.I WAS 19 years old and wanted
to be in SUBS scince i was 16.My older brother who was in
the NAVY told me to go into THE SILENT SERVICE.

Good advice for any young man.
Hope all is well.


Ed Shea <>
Sagamore Beach, Ma. USA - Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 13:07:52 (PDT)
You're doing one Hell of a good job on your website, of the Blenny!

Keep up the Great Work!

Walt Danielak <>
Culpeper, VA USA - Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 07:24:09 (PDT)
any of the gang out there, SSN 597, 1970 thru 1973.
Ed Riley <>
Oswego, NY USA - Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at 09:17:09 (PDT)
Served on Blenny 63 thru 65 New London. Made northern run 63/64. Retired MMSC(SS) July 82. Would really like to hear from Blenny crew regardless of time periods. Also let me know of future reunions
Jack Shafer <>
Sackets Harbor, NY USA - Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 09:43:44 (PDT)
You are the bravest guys on earth.
My salute to all of you who remain.
Jim Gregg USS New Jersey BB62 1967-68-69

james r gregg <>
Huntington Beach, Ca. USA - Friday, August 13, 1999 at 23:58:13 (PDT)
A great page. As president of the Sea Owl Association I read with great interest all I can find. Tom G.
Tom Gilbert <>
Milton, Fl. USA - Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 20:05:20 (PDT)
ET2 (SS)USS Sea Fox 1964-1967

Finally got some time to take a longer look at your site. Looks really good. Nice work.

Henry F. Weiss <>
Plani, Tx USA - Saturday, August 07, 1999 at 14:08:05 (PDT)
Great page! If any vets of the Sea Cat happen in, please email me. I have a real nice photo of your boat, and I know my dad (of SS325-USS Blower) would like an old Sea Cat to have it.
George Eager <>
Princeton, NJ USA - Thursday, August 05, 1999 at 07:53:37 (PDT)
Hats off and one very deep bow to an excellent website!
DBF my friend, and a well-deserved BZ to much applause!

John Przybyla ETC(SS) ret <>
Beaumont, TX USA - Monday, August 02, 1999 at 21:11:15 (PDT)
Lots of work. Enjoyed browsing, Frank. Talk to you again soon
Dick Knight <RKnight538@aol>
Manhattan Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 15:04:41 (PDT)
Great Web site. I would be interested in hearing from any of the old friends from the Hardhead (ss-365) -- 1965 - 1969
Mike Shankie <>
Sterling Heights, Mi USA - Sunday, July 18, 1999 at 13:14:40 (PDT)
I served on USS BECUNA (SS319)1957/58 and USS BECUNA (SS324) 1958/60 as a 2nd Class Torpedoman. Will never forget the 57 days submerged in the North Atlantic chasing Russian subs as a result of the Gary Powers shoot-down over Russia. I belive it was the first time the US went to DEVCOM 2 since WW2. We were at battle stations for about 40 days. I ran the mickey mouse in the foward torpedo room. After the patrol eight, submarines tied up in Argentia, Nova Scotia and we proceeded to try to drink all the beer at the Naval Air Station. The drinking led to the biggest bar room brawl in the history of the US NAVY. AND THE BIGGEST HANGOVERS IN THE FLEET. My ear drums never recovered from the "pressure in the boat" on that run.
I found Harvey Laymans name on the Guest List. I still have one of his white hats. When I was discharged from the Blenny in Key West in 1960, I do not recall having one piece of clothing that had my name on it.
I have enjoyed doing this little note and spending this hour remembering all of my shipmates. Many of the Blenny sailors on my watch went to the Thresher. I still think of those guys as well as the others that shared this extreme and deadly world that we lived in. For those that knew me back in those days, I still weigh 215 lbs, have most of my hair, I run two miles a day to stay in shape for backpacking and I am still employed at 63.

Most of my values and business attitude were developed on submarines and I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to serve my county with such an elete military service. Your web site is great and I plan on becoming a regular visitor. I would appreciate any assistance is locating or knowing about CDR Milton MacFarland. Mack was the XO on the Blenny on my watch and became a close friend and contact until about 15 years ago.

Ellis L. Welch <>
Houston, TX USA - Friday, July 16, 1999 at 20:56:27 (PDT)
You have a wonderful website. My father Lee Roy Perryman served on the USS Blenny during the Korean War is all the knowledge that I have of his service. He passed away many years ago. Of course as a kid I never thought to ask about his service in the Navy. Would you have any idea where I could begin to find information about the USS Blenny during this period of time? Thank you for taking the time to respond.
Donna J. Woodruff

Donna J. Woodruff <>
Houston, Tx USA - Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 20:10:10 (PDT)
I was 6 years old, about 1961, when the Blenny came to Miami on a port call. My family visited her and I'm still hooked on submarines to this day. If the original visitors log is available I'd like to find our visit.
Chip Woods <>
West Palm Bch, Fl USA - Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 13:52:54 (PDT)
Great site served on USS TUNNY SSG 282 USS CUSK SS 348 USS KAMEHAMEHA SSBN 642G USS LAPON SSN 661 Ret Jan 1975.
Gerald Knapp <>
grand rapids , mn USA - Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 12:13:09 (PDT)
Great site served on USS TUNNY SSG 282 USS CUSK SS 348 USS KAMEHAMEHA SSBN 642G USS LAPON SSN 661 Ret Jan 1975.
Gerald Knapp <>
grand rapids , mn USA - Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 12:11:58 (PDT)



WILLIAMSBURG, VA USA - Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 18:22:48 (PDT)
Great Website really enjoyed the wonderful pages... Thanks for your dedication to the U.S. Navy and your SHIPMATES !
Jim Lampman <>
Loma Linda VA Hospital, CA USA - Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 23:25:26 (PDT)
I'm too young to know about the history of the USS Blenny but I found your web site to be great and I sure learned alot reading about it. Thanks for the wonderful info.
Debbie Reynolds <>
Bellport, NY USA - Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 06:59:51 (PDT)
Hello, I am Ed Reynolds daughter. I just wanted to say your website is great. I really learned alot reading all about it.
Debbie Reynolds <>
Bellport, NY USA - Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 06:54:04 (PDT)
I like your site. I am a WW II Barb sailor, SM2/c. Made last four runs with Fluckey.
F. Neal Sever <>
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 at 06:38:12 (PDT)
Frank, I was quite interested to see your plug for Capt. Holmes book about intelligence in the Pacific Theater. Holmes was one of my father's best friends out here in Honolulu. They served at the Sub Base together until medical problems prevented Holmes from continuing sea duty. (Time frame 1933-1935. Dad was skipper of the S-46 at the time.)

During that period, Captain Holmes began to write a series of novelettes that were published in the Saturday Evening Post. Several of them were about a theoretical way for a foreign power to attack the US, through Pearl Harbor. In short, they were a presage to WW-II. Jasper (as he was known to all) Holmes literally charted the war that was to come six years later.

Incidentally, all of his stories were illustrated by Anto Otto Fisher, one of the greatest sea life painters of all time (in my opinion).

Later, after his distinguished wartime service as Chester Nimitz' right hand intelligence officer, Catain Holmes was instrumental in raising the caliber
of the University of Hawaii's Engineering Department to front line academic stature. Holmes Hall, the Department's primary building, bears continuing testimony to the
magnificent triad of this fine officer's remarkable career. He was everything that I would characterize as a great man.

Just some footnotes to your interest in his book. Lowe Bibby, CO Blenny, 64-66.

Lowe Bibby <>
Kailua, HI USA - Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 18:13:55 (PDT)
Well U dunnit to me again! Now I forgot what I was supposed to look
for. 2 hours later and I'm just trippin down memory lane not a care
in the world enjoying hell outta myself. Thanks, I needed that! U still
have my vote for the top Sub Web Page! Hope all is well on the home front
and will B lookin for ya soon on ur next trip south.
Is this where I'm supposed to slide my PEP's SUB-Junction in? Ok, I won't
then.Later GI....../PEP

Paul Perris <>
McKinleyville, CA USA - Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 22:03:03 (PDT)
Really enjoy you page Frank, lot of hard work....and thanks again for the dinner, enjoyed our short visit.
Jim Steinmetz, RMC(SS) Ret. <>
Roosevelt, Ut USA - Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 11:22:09 (PDT)
Served on USS Redfish (SS395) April 1953 to August 1956
Harlow M. Judson <>
Rockford, MI USA - Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 07:29:33 (PDT)
Great site! Thanks for making the web a better place.

Donald MacLeod <>
Cleveland, OH USA - Monday, June 21, 1999 at 11:24:06 (PDT)

Why don't you leave your e-mail address so I can get hold of you? Heckuva note when I enter a msg in my own guestbook!

Frank Toon

Frank Toon <>
Coquille, OR USA - Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 07:33:29 (PDT)
I'm certain that I'm the one that Reynar remembers as "super snipe." Hey - why didn't we get those excellant sticky buns back in the after battery???

Hey - Rosen, met my half brother a few years ago and he's a cowboy. How long did you stay with it?

Wimpy - I remember you as a MM not an EN.

Lee we called you "Fig" not "Lee."

Feinburg - good to know you are still alive.

Schoonmacher - Eddie (big clay) - Michalis - Graff - Bizoff - Foster - I can visualize all of ya.

Sorry if I missed a name.

I see Mr. Kroll from time to time and agrevate him as well as Capt. Smith. I'm a buddy of one of Panda's merchant shipmates.


USA - Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 23:00:31 (PDT)
...and a special rememberance to Charlie Hooker EN1(SS)

Charlie, thank you & RIP!!!

USA - Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 21:24:11 (PDT)





USA - Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 20:28:42 (PDT)
My deceased husband, Joseph Keisch, served aboard the Blenny from 1962 to 63. This was his first submarine duty before becoming a Nuke. Brought back memories of those Navy days.
L. Keisch <>
PA USA - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 18:35:34 (PDT)
Hi!! I am 14 years old and the editor of an online US Troop Support Newsletter called Over N Out. "Over N Out" stands for "Over the Internet and Out to the Troops", and I currently have over 2000 direct e-mail subscribers as well as a web site that my coeditor and I run.
My newsletter's primary goal is boosting and maintaining US Troop as well as civilian morale and spirits, and my newsletter contains relevant military history, information,references and support links, military humor, poetry, short stories, quotes, and additionally addresses of troops and military personnel are listed, allowing for my readers that are both military and civilian to write to or send packages to our military personnel.
One of my web pages lists addresses to write to troops as well as individual service me and women, and also lists their supporters. I am impressed by your site, and would would like to add a link of your site on my web page and in my newsletter if you approve. If you know of any people who could use some added letters of support, feel free to send them or their address-name info my way, and I will get them support asap.
Both of my parents are former Marines and my Mom is currently Air Guard Reserve.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Editor Over N Out US Troops Support Newsletter & Web Site

Brian <>
USA - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 11:17:14 (PDT)
What a great tribute. My generation owes the "Greatest Generation" a debt it can never repay. I still marvel at the way you guys in the boats raised hell with the Jap and strangled his lifelines. From my generation to your's THANK YOU
Bruce Hensel <>
Sandusky, OH USA - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 23:36:04 (PDT)
browsed site today from Scott Hirschman's uss ling site. another subnut here and glad i made the trip. excellent site. good hunting!
Ed McD

Ed McDowell <>
dunellen, nj USA - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 14:53:25 (PDT)
Interesting reading! I served on the Entemedore (SS340) and the Nathan Hale (SSBN623). Sub stories were what I would have expected, just about a different era of time!
Brian Richardson <CEARALEIGH@AOL.COM>
Raleigh, NC USA - Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 22:05:26 (PDT)
Bravo Zulu. Great Page.
William C. Green, Captain USN (Ret.) <>
USA - Tuesday, June 08, 1999 at 07:34:36 (PDT)
Qualified aboard after making a Med cruise to Spain,France,Italy and Greece.It was 1962.(I think?).I remember our captain as CDR Smith and a few shipmates like TMs Holsenback, Foltz, Murtha. Also LT Forrestal(who owns our mascot dog!) I used to sleep in the "Bridal suite" in the FTR. I enjoyed making the "licker Run" to Bermadoo! I'm now retired and homeported in San Diego. Over at SUBASE Pt.Loma There hung BLENNY'S and PICKEREL's bells. My uncle was lost on the PICKEREL. His name is also Olaguera!

Jose Olaguera <JBQUACK2@JUNO.COM>
CHULA VISTA, CA USA - Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 12:14:31 (PDT)
The Blenny story was fantastic!!! As an old submariner (not WWII; the 1950's) enjoyed the trip down memory lane. Hope you have a great reunion. Received this via e-mail from an old sub buddy who had been on the Blenny, Grover Brown.
Robert H. (Bob) Werner <>
Sanford, NC USA - Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 11:23:17 (PDT)
Great Tribute to the Blenny and the Submarine Service. I served on the Spinax SS489, Seadragon SSN584, Haddock SSN621, and Guardfish SSN 612.
Al Wagner <>
Richland, Wa USA - Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 07:36:32 (PDT)