Old and New Business:
2019 Submarine Calendars – The Base Storekeeper has 2019 USSVI calendars in stock. The calendars are $11 each. Be sure to get yours before they are all gone!
|2019 USSVI Calendar cover|
Holland Club – Tim F. missed last month’s meeting but was on hand to receive his Holland Club challenge coin this month.
|Base Commander Ric hands Tim his challenge coin|
Holiday Luncheon - Seattle Base Holiday Luncheon is schedule for December 8, 11 am to 2 pm, at the Nile Shrine Center (6601 244th St. SW Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-2750). The cost this year is $25 per person for a lunch buffet. Registration forms will be in the next newsletter and posted online. We have limited seating this year, so be sure to get your reservations in early.
Reminder American Submarines Throw Raffle – Don’t forget about the raffle for the American Submarine. Raffle tickets are on sale now and will be sold throughout the year. The drawing will be done at the Holiday Luncheon on December 8. Raffle tickets cost $1 per ticket.
This month Base Commander, and webmaster at PigBoats.com, Ric Hedman gave a presentation on some recently discovered photos of the interior of USS Dolphin (SS-196). USS Dolphin was commissioned in 1932 and was one of the transitional submarines from the S-class to the World War II fleet boats. The photos were taken on Sunday July 2, Monday July 3 and Tuesday July 4, 1933 at Portsmouth Navy Yard, but then hidden away in the National Archives.
Ric went through the photos, pointing out the different details of the sub. Ric walked us through the boat from the forward windlass and torpedo rooms, to the conning tower, the engine rooms, and to the aft torpedo room. In addition to familiar items, there were a few unknown items in the photos. Be sure to go over to the Dolphin page on PigBoats.com for a look at the photos.
Ric is always great at showing off the pre-World War II boats and it was interesting to see how subs were transitioning and incorporating new technology.
Good of the Order: VFW Post 2995 has remodeled the meeting room under the post bar. Starting in January, our meetings will shift to this meeting room.
We hope to see you at the Veterans Day Parade!