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#1 Redfin 1

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:36 AM

This portion of this GREAT FORUM is dedicated to SUBMARINES , Pictures and related subjects for SUBMARINES are welcomed and appreciated . Stories are always interesting to everyone . Sales items are usually not . THANKS            Redfin Reversed small.jpg                Redfin 1 .



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:27 AM

Remembering the "GOOD TIMES " on USS REDFIN SSR272 ( Video ).   

 



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:58 AM

Also on this Forum > GREAT pictures by Steven L . Grandson of Ted Briesh WW11 veteran who served on the USS REDFIN SS272 .

 

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:02 AM

On this Forum someone asked for Sea Stories about submarines . This is the best ones I have ever read . USS BARB " The Submarine That Sank a Train "  http://www.homeofher...es_fluckey.html

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:21 AM

Also on this Forum > GREAT pictures by Steven L . Grandson of Ted Briesh WW11 veteran who served on the USS REDFIN SS272 .

 

http://www.usmilitar...bmarine-photos/

 

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:28 AM

Remembering "The GOOD TIMES " Have you ever thought about all of the GOOD TIMES you remember in your youth . Have you ever tried to relive those and get the same feelings you experienced then . Doesn't work does it ? I have thought about this for a long time and decided to write a poem about it .   

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 08:09 AM

Great topic !!!!



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 11:07 AM

The USS REDFIN SSR 272  was sold for scrap . Quote :   " "They weren't just hull numbers, they were our home addresses. Now the old neighborhood is torn down and gone and all that is left are memories."



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 11:17 AM

"Some ships are designed to sink… others require our assistance."

 

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:09 PM

This is a site for SUBMARINES ALL . Brian Miller and his wife are friends of ours and he was a plank owner on the USS PITTSBURGH SSN 720 . Here is a picture of his cap . NICE CAP Brian !                     Redfin 1 

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 07:49 AM

 
                                       Sailor Rest Your Oar                                                                                                                                                     
 
                                    Obituary For    Gerald C. McLees
 
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2005 11:34 AM 
Subject: Squalus survivor dies at 90 
Last local Squalus survivor dies at 90 
By MICHAEL GOOT 
Portsmouth Bureau Chief 
PORTSMOUTH - Gerald C. McLees, one of the last men to survive the tragic sinking of the USS Squalus submarine off the Isle of Shoals, passed away at his Portsmouth home on Thursday. He was 90. 
Although his lifetime included military service at Pearl Harbor, dinner at the White House with former President George W. Bush, 10 combat missions in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and escaping the Dust Bowl in Kansas in his youth, McLees was best remembered for surviving the USS Squalus. 
McLees was among 32 other submariners rescued on May 23, 1939 when the USS Squalus sank in 243 feet of water just southeast of the Isle of Shoals during a test dive. The men were underwater for 39 hours. Twenty-six sailors died when the interior compartments flooded. 
"It is with deep sadness that Portsmouth Naval Shipyard bids farewell to Mr. Gerald McLees. Mr. McLees proudly served his Navy and this nation with heroic courage and commitment that continues to inspire those in service to our country today. He with his shipmates aboard USS Squalus forever changed the course of history for our Navy," said Debbie White, public affairs officer for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. 
"For those of us at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the conning tower of USS Squalus stands as a constant reminder of the sacrifice, dedication and selfless service of great men like Gerald McLees. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Mr. Gerald McLees," she said. 


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 08:02 AM

Gerald McCleese is standing in the middle ( Shorter ) . Redfin Reunion Charleston ,SC 

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 06:21 AM

Bob Ruppel                                                                                                                                                 Bob was inducted into the Holland Club. This is an honor, bestowed by the Submarine Veterans Assoc., to men who are celebrating the 50 yr. anniversary of their qualifications to be Submariners. It was a great day and these are some really great men, who should be honored for their service and dedication. Bob Served on the USS REDFIN SSR 272 .

 

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:40 AM

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Someone asked "Where is the USS REDFIN SSR 272 now " ?

Completing her fourth war patrol 7 January 1945, she proceeded to Mare Island Naval Shipyard,San Francisco BayCalifornia, where she received special mine detection gear. Underway fromPearl Harbor 30 May to 10 July, and later from 30 July to 5 September she made mine surveys first off Honshū and Hokkaidō, and later off Kyūshū, Japan.

Radar picket submarine, 1953–1959[edit]


In April 1959 she entered the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and received an inertial guidance systemRedfinbecame a laboratory and training ship for the testing of inertial guidance systemsused in Polaris submarines. She preceded the first ballistic missilesubmarine George Washington (SSBN-598) as flagship of Submarine Squadron 14.Decommissioned at New London, Conn., 1 November 1946, she entered the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in April 1951 for conversion, and was reclassified SSR-272. Recommissioned 9 January 1953, she engaged in radar-picket duty for the next 6 years in American coastal waters, off northern Europe, and in the Mediterranean.

Auxiliary research submarine, 1959–1967
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After searching for the lost Thresher (SSN-593) in April 1963, she was reclassified AGSS-272 on 28 June. Operating in the Atlantic, she continued to assist in special research and development projects, including the Polaris A-3 missile, until she was  decommissioned 15 May 1967 to become a Naval Reserve Training Ship at Baltimore, Md. Redfin was struck from the Navy List on 1 July 1970 and sold to the North American Smelting Co., Wilmington, Del., on 3 March 1971.

Redfin received six battle stars for World War II service.

The USS REDFIN SSR 272 was not just a HULL NUMBER but a home to ALL who served aboard her . The smeltering pot cant melt the MEMORIES .



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 07:46 PM

Good interior pictures of The USS Cobia   in the , Wisconsin 

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 11:11 AM

Life On A Sub  https://www.navy.com...e-on-a-sub.html

 

Choice food , includes Lobster ,steak , fresh baked bread . Extra hazardous duty pay , Very lax uniform restrictions . Officer crew relationship GOOD . You dont get lost going Fwd to Aft or visa -Versa . ( Pun ) Overall excellent life aboard . 

 

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:12 PM

USS REDFIN SS272 nineteen hundred four ------ The inscription was never finished . The bell made for the Redfin was almost ready to be installed on the Redfin as she was being completed in Mantiwoc, Ship building Co . Wisconsin . The Navy made a decision not to install bells on future subs as this could cause detection by sound of a submerged sub. The bell dissappeared for many years . Jack March (deceased) now . was contacted by the people who had the bell . It was being used on their farm to call the workers in from the field for lunch . They generously offered it to the Redfin Reunion Committee . Jack and Jim Martin drove to the farm to retrieve the bell . It was on display with the supporting frame built by Jack March at our Mobile Reunion . Jim Gradeless the crewmember with the longest time spent on the Redfin was asked to ring the bell in rememberence of ea. crew member (deceased) as their name was called out . This was a very moving time with the remaining crew who were present at the Mobile Alabama Reunion .

 

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:13 PM

Here's a couple of the USS Pampanito at berth in Frisco:

 

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:14 PM

Clean sweep broom lashed to the shears:

 

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:15 PM

Her bow:

 

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