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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:27 AM
Remembering the "GOOD TIMES " on USS REDFIN SSR272 ( Video ).
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 .
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."
Posted 14 December 2013 - 11:17 AM
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
Posted 16 December 2013 - 07:49 AM
Posted 16 December 2013 - 08:02 AM
Gerald McCleese is standing in the middle ( Shorter ) . Redfin Reunion Charleston ,SC
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 .
Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:40 AM
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 Bay, California, 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
Auxiliary research submarine, 1959–1967
In April 1959 she entered the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and received an inertial guidance system. Redfinbecame 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.
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.
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 .
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 .
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 .
Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:13 PM
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