Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Carl Schmidt for Central Region District Commander

Carl Schmidt to your Base membership.



I was a Central Region District Commander on two different previous occasions. Regional Director Central Region for two terms. National Chaplain for 3 years. National Senior Vice Commander for 1 term 2 years.

I am currently running for District Commander Central Region 1. I have reviewed all the qualification for District Commander in the Constitution and Bylaws of USSVI. I am asking for your vote, but please vote for the candidate of your choice when the elections open June 15, 2015




Carl Schmidt ETC(SS) USN Ret.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Old Diesel Submariners

Date:Tue, May 19, 2015 at 12:45 PM
Subject:Fwd: Diesel Boat (USS Chopper)
As a "Old" diesel sailor, my boats were ( Blenny (SS-324), Bashaw (SSK-241), and Barbero (SSG-17), this really put a lump in my throat. It takes one back to  when he was young, full of pee and vinegar, and indestructible. Thanks to Charlie Steed for passing it along.
          Paul Trejo 

From: To: Sent: 5/13/2015 5:03:24 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Fwd: Diesel Boat (USS Chopper)
This is a Super 8 video shot aboard USS Chopper in the late 50s by Phil Worful, now on eternal patrol. Shipmate Fred Hasle had it converted to DVD and gave it to me to share.
Youse guys with diesel oil running in your veins will like this. Try not to drool all over the keyboard.
This is about 16 mins in length.  The Chopper as I remember was stationed in Key West.  Tommy Cox is the singer and the songs are repeated but should bring back happy thoughts from the OLD Days…  There one shot that shows a TM loading a torpedo with shined shoes….That I don’t believe.    KingBing sends 


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Walt Perkins Sea Fox Eternal Patrol

I was informed today that Walt Perkins, TM aboard the Sea Fox 56-62, sailed on Eternal Patrol
on 4/29/2015.  Walt retired as TMC(SS)  I served with Walt and he was an excellent shipmate
and good friend.
Sailor, Rest Your Oars.  God Bless and thank you for your service.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

USSVI Submarine Veterans National Office | Facebook

USSVI Submarine Veterans National Office. 2,327 likes · 126 talking about this. USSubmarine Veterans is a national organization of over 13,000 Veterans..

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Go to this link for a 'boatload' of diesel boat Man Rm pix. Many other sub photo albums to peruse here too. To access them, go to the USSVI Virtual Museum Facebook page and click the PHOTOS button under the banner pix. Then click the ALBUMS icon on the right.

Friday, May 8, 2015



Welcome to Pittsburgh, Shipmates USSVI Requin Base Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is your host for the 2015 USSVI National Convention ConventionRegistration...


The change of command notice for the USCG Cutter Sea Fox. The ceremony is at Deterrent Park on Naval Base Kitsap at 11:00 a.m.,on Thursday 18, June. If you can make the ceremonies, please let BOSN4 Pollock, the cutter CO, know by contacting him at:

BOS N4 Stephen Pollock,
Commanding officer

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Melvin T. Smith SOMC served on submarines for sixteen years and five years  with the Antisubmarine Defense Force - Hunter Killer Force. Helicoper Antisubmarine Squadron Seven.
Melvin recieving a letter from John Smith Thach, Commander  Killer Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Mac A. Graham, Commanding Officer.
Others in the photo I have only last names: L-R Sybrwski, Liebold and Mansfield. If anyone can help add to this photo, please let me know.

It was at this time Melvin Smith invented the water telephone.

Everything he did while serving in the U.S. Navy was very interesting. His career alone could fill a book. He did a great job and loved what he did.

In an up coming book, "Submarine Stories of the 20th Century," he shares a story of when he served on the USS Snapper and the USS Sea Fox. He served on four other boats.