Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

US Navy - HullNumber.com VIETNAM Special Edition Newsletter

50 YEARS AGO - The Big Build Up in Vietnam

Thru the Spring and Summer of 1965 US troops in Vietnam rose from approx. 25,000 to 183.000.  The US Navy began stationing two carriers at Yankee Station and one at Dixie Station.  Interdiction of costal shipping started along with construction of Naval Facilites by the SeaBees.

----- ALL HANDS Magazine -  Vietnam: On Scene Reports - MAR 1966 : 

-----109 Vietnam ALL HANDS Articles are posted at:


Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club is underway. Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club is SUB-Website of Hullnumber.com, concentrating on the 927 US Navy Ships, Subs and Air Squadrons that operated in the Vietnam Theater between 1950 and 1975:

-----Never forget our fellow Veterans sacrifices.

With the youngest Vietnam Veterans now turning 60, I thank them all for their service to our country and for their contributions since.

If you know a Vietnam Vet let them know they are appreciated.

 for 927 Commands that operated in the Vietnam Theater from 1950 to 1975.

Rocker = U.S.S. SEA FOX 



---My best wishes to All Hands on your end,

Dave Schultz - Web PO

--- HullNumber.com sends a Spring and Fall E-Letter to keep members current on developments.

Filipinos WWII Military Service

http://filipinos-ww2usmilitaryservice.tripod.com/index.html A very interesting website.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


NEWS-01: 2015 NYC Veterans Day Parade
Submitted by: William C. Andrea on 9/3/2015
All Hands:   USSVI  has been invited to participate in the 2015 New York City Veterans Day Parade. This will be our fifth year of participating. The parade always takes place on Veterans Day, rain or shine. For a complete overview of the parade, go to  http://americasparade.org/ . In order to coordinate with the parade organizers, we need to get the approximate number of participants, and a firm number of float participants. Please consider joining our ranks and promoting the United States Submarine Service and USSVI in this monumental event. Please contact me as soon as possible by email (wcandrea@bellsouth.net) or phone (561-790-1287 or 561-389-3032) I will also be at the National Convention in Pittsburgh, so you may also contact me there if you are attending also. If you plan on marching or bringing a float: I will need to submit float information, including make & model of towing vehicle, approximate length of towing vehicle and float, and brief description of float. All vehicles must have proof of registration and insurance upon request and all drivers must be legally licensed for the vehicle they will be driving.  Floats are especially important, as they are real crowd pleasers and attention grabbers Please don’t drag your feet on this one. There are thousands of participants, and the parade organizers need as much time as possiblehe lineup, staging, police, security, etc. Contact me at the above email or phone #’s for questions or info. Let’s make USSVI shine, and I hope to see you in New York.
Bill Andrea, NJVC

Sunday, September 6, 2015

BOOKS-A-MILLION Heroes Beneath the Waves

Heroes Beneath the Waves : True Submarine Stories of the Twentieth Century 
by Mary Nida Smith 

Overview - The unbelievable stories of the heroic men who sailed under the sea. 
In "Heroes Beneath the Waves," many brave men who rode submarines to great depths and across the oceans into unknown territory share their experiences, fears, and thoughts. They allow us to travel back in time through their memories.

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More About Heroes Beneath the Waves by Mary Nida Smith
The unbelievable stories of the heroic men who sailed under the sea. 
In "Heroes Beneath the Waves," many brave men who rode submarines to great depths and across the oceans into unknown territory share their experiences, fears, and thoughts. They allow us to travel back in time through their memories. Trained for years to keep silentfor loose lips sink ships many still believe what they know to be classified and refuse to disclose even the minutest of recollections. Others, however, want to leave a legacy of reminiscences for people to learn and live byto know that freedom is not free. 
Some stories will never be told. Held within the secret confines of their souls, these deep sea veterans block them out for self-perseverance. Yet, there are others who will never escape their own minds; they relive their underwater experiences over and over with eyes open or shut. 
"Heroes Beneath the Waves" is about teenage boys who left farms, small towns, and inner cities to defend the United States and democracy worldwide. Signing up for United States Navy submarine duty was an adventure of a lifetime during the early 1940s. Dreams of torpedoing Japanese and German ships and subs consumed their thoughts. Those who returned home as young men were older and wiser. "Heroes Beneath the Waves" was written to honor these mengallant heroeswho served and are serving today on submarines.
  • ISBN-13: 9781634505123
  • ISBN-10: 1634505123
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publish Date: November 2015
  • Page Count: 224

Saturday, September 5, 2015


Thank you. This book is important to share stories of men who fought below the sea. Not many people know the dangers of the men who are crew member of submarines or what a submarine is.
Häftad, 2015. Pris 258 kr. Ännu ej utkommen. Starta en bevakning så mejlar vi dig när boken går att köpa.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum uploaded a new video: A short tour of the USS Clamagore.
This short walk through a section of the USS Clamagore should give you an appreciation for the life of a submariner. Can't be too wide and get through these passageways!