YLs on the USS Batfish

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  1. K4AMF

    K4AMF Ham Member QRZ Page

    My Grandfather was a welder at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, (PSNY)on the Piscataqua River between Maine and NH during the war. Each man that contributed to building the submarine was presented a builders tag, at the boats commissioning. Here is a picture of his builders tags, and a snapshot of the shipyards production records from the book "Portsmouth Built". As you can see he had a hand in building the USS Batfish. We owe such a debt to ALL that carried the USA, through to victory during those times.
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  2. VK5SW

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    We owe a great debt of gratitude to the men and women who served in our armed forces.
    It was a terrific idea to have these {X}YL's operate from the USS Batfish. A music slideshow of YL operators which I have just made can be seen here
    73 from the land of the kangaroo. Rob, www.vk5sw.com
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  3. K3OXL

    K3OXL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you so much for the post. My Father served on USS Plunger and USS Gato during World War II.


    Charles John
    K3OXL and ETC(SS) Retired

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  4. N5HZR

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    This is very neat. You need to come to Muskogee and see you Grandfather's handiwork. There's more pics on our https://w5nor.org/batfish page. Thanks for sharing those pictures.
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  5. W5MQC

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    That is awesome!!! What a great piece of history, you need to come to the USS Batfish.
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  7. EI3Y

    EI3Y Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaI HAVE A CARD FROM uss cutless SUB
    MARINE worked in the 1960s says running submerged at 50 feet
    operator Dan O,HARA antenna was tied to snorkel.
    Ian EI3Y
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  8. KM1H

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    I spent 4 hours on old diesel subs in the early 60's that were used for training new crews at the New London sub base. I was on a fleet oiler and we were used as the targets and many of us volunteered to trade places.

    I never did get used to the fumes but they were less than the pits at a drag strip; claustrophobia never bothered me.

    My landlady in 1964-early 67 was referred to as the Batfish by the old guy who did chores and heartily approved by her son, a LTCMDR in the JAG Corps:eek:

    USN/USNR 1959-87 CWO 4 retired
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  9. WB3GVT

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    Really enjoyed working your special event station!. 73 de wb3gvt
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