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New Member USS Batfish
« on: December 18, 2012, 12:43:04 AM »
Hi all,
 Dennis Gilbert, reporting in.
I reside in Pearl River, LA, I was a crew member on Batfish,my qual boat from April 57 to being the last enlisted man aboard at decommission August 1958.Stayed for total of 10 years, rode the Sennett SS408, Picuda SS382, then went to Factory training for Polaris Missile in Sunnyvale, Ca and reported aboard new construction USS Abraham Lincoln SSBN 602 Gold Crew, as a TM 2 (SS) Reported aboard in Portsmouth,NH April 1960 Transferred to USS Entemedor SS 340  August 1964,Discharged January 1965 as TM1(SS). Made 6 determent patrols on Lincoln. Was In charge Lower Level Missile Compartment, to Lead Launcher tech acting CPO of Launcher Torpedomen.
Worked in the Space Industry at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi for 18 years, then opened my Clock shop while I also owned and operated a school bus. Closed my clock repair business in January 2010 after 35 years at it!
I 'm the Assistant Curator of the Batfish, although I live in Louisiana, I have been successful in placing a MK 45, a MK 16 and a MK 27 torpedoes aboard Batfish, I have also obtained Chronmeters, ships clocks, sextants , binoculars and quite a few other items for Batfish.
Which brings me to the reason for posting at this time. I have a lead on some 12 MK 37 torpedoes for Museum Boats. I will pick up this thread under new topic.