Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sea Cadet: United States Navel Sea Cadet Corps provided by Kermit Beaver USS Drum was the host of the film crew for the upcoming fictional submarine movie "USS Seaviper" last month. The crew filmed for 2 weeks straight at night after the Park had closed to visitors. Take a look at to read about the film and meet Tom Bowser and Lesley Waters, the caretakers of the Drum. If you want to read more about the "USS Seaviper" movie, take a look at for further details. Tom says that he and Lesley are currently finishing up the sandblasting and painting of the periscope shears and they hope to move back to working on the stern by the end of the week
Dolphins: Wear your Dolphins to Work Day

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

USS Batfish ss-310 needs your help. If you would like to own a piece of the old USS Batfish SS-310 Deck, (make a great gift!!), they will not last..., send your $9.00 check to: The Batfish Muskogee War Memorial Park PO Box 253 Muskogee, OK. 74402. Phone 918-682-6294. Each piece is about six inches in length. We are raising money to help paint the Boat! Your donation for this cause is appreciated.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

USS Silversides & Comgressman Pete Hoekstra- From Don Morell, Michigan State Cmdr, US Submarine Veterans WW 11. I now have a firm date for the dedication for the new 16,000 square foot museum at the USS SILVERSIDES at Muskegon, Michigan.It will be on 27 June 2009 at 1300. The Hon. Congressman Pete Hoekstra will be the key note speaker.Anyone needing accommodations can get a special rate at the Red Roof Inn by mentioning Subvets, 150 Seaway Dr. (US 31 Bus Rte) PH # 231-733-4307.Any questions, call Don Morrell at 616-847-1793.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

D-DAY June 6, 1944 United We Stand! Remember - don't ever forget the price that was paid for freedom.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

U-505, U-2513 and U-3008 became the property of United States of America during World War II. Soon after the war Melvin Tolbert Smith, STC (SS) USN-RET was assigned TAD to check out the Sound Gear on all three. He rode each one for two days on Chesapeake Bay. They would go out in the morning and return in the afternoon. Melvin was station at the time at New London Navy Base. His son-in-law Lee surprise him while visiting the family in Naperville by taking on a trip to visit the Museum of Science and Industry. Melvin didn't know the U-505 was there. To his delight he was able to share with family the role he played in history.