Thursday, May 17, 2012

Submarine Tenders

I know that many of us have served aboard a Submarine Tender sometime during our Navy time.

Here is a new website dedicated to Submarine Tenders. I thought you might find it interesting.
It is linked from our Sea Fox websites.

All the best. Geo.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

USS Sea Fox Norman M. Cobb

SVWWII past member #03799 (Oregon)

Norman M. Cobb of Redmond passed away on May 8. He was born July 5, 1925 in Portland. Growing up in the Westmoreland neighborhood, attending Llewellyn Grade School and Washington High School. Upon graduating early from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in February 1943. He saw action in the Pacific, initially on the battleship USS Washington and later on the submarine USS Tilefish. Discharged in 1946, he returned home and enrolled at Oregon State and then transferred to Lewis and Clark College where he received his business degree. In 1950, Norman married Halcyone Taylor of Portland and was subsequently recalled to active duty as a naval officer during the Korean War. He served on the USS Tiru and USS Sea Fox submarines. He culminated his military career as a Commander in the Navy Reserve in 1971. Returning home from the war he started an insurance business in Westmoreland. In 1960, he sold his business and joined Dean Witter as a stockbroker. He retired from Dean Witter in the mid-1980s and moved to Central Oregon with his wife. Norman enjoyed fishing the many lakes and rivers in Central Oregon and was an avid wood worker, having built a home in La Pine. Norman is survived by his wife of 62 years, Halcyone; sister, Miriam Glover of Eagle Creek; two sons, Joseph of Hermiston and Norman "Rick" of Dumfries, Va.; and six grandchildren. A graveside service will be at Willamette National Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Contributions may be made to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701. Published in The Oregonian on May 13, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The songs are by Tommy Cox - too bad that more weren't used
This 15 min video will bring back a lot of memories for the diesel boat sailors.