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Offline Dave595

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Tolling of the lost boats
« on: May 21, 2008, 10:14:11 AM »
The Blueback Base of USSVI iis holding a Lost Boat ceremony on Memorial Day at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). The ceremony will start at 1300 behind the OMSI building, next to the Willamette river.  Everyone is invited.

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Re: Tolling of the lost boats
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 10:26:34 AM »
Wish I could be there.  I'll make it up there one of these days.  I just have to check out a cold war diesel boat.

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Re: Tolling of the lost boats
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 01:12:43 PM »
That would really be something to see.  As far as I know, the Blueback is the only museum boat that was made down here in the South, wish I could see her.

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Re: Tolling of the lost boats
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2008, 11:18:29 AM »
Come on out anytime!  Submariners are always welcome, (other folks too)!  Next year the "B-girls" are having their reunion here.

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Re: Tolling of the lost boats
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008, 11:20:30 AM »
B-girls?  Is that like Hooters?

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Re: Tolling of the lost boats
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008, 03:22:01 PM »
No, it's as in USS Barbel, USS Blueback, USS Bonefish.  An Association of former members, and any widows or eligible dependents of former members, who have served on the USS Barbel SS-580, USS Blueback SS-581 and USS Bonefish SS-582.

Their reunion website is:  http://www.bgirlsboats.com/

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Re: Tolling of the lost boats
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2008, 03:28:45 PM »
Roger that.

So how long did these "modernized" diesel boats spend on the surface on patrol or did they charge while snorkeling and just drift or motor along at slow speed?

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