Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Photograph

This photograph is courtesy of recent museum visitor and former Razorback crewmember Mel Kleinsorge.

Mel was aboard 1962, just after Razorback received her "North Atlantic" sail and participated in the "Swordfish" test.

In exchange for the donation of the photograph, we made sure Mel left with membership applications for both USSVI and the Razorback Crewmember's Association.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Naval History Magazine

The February 2010 issue of Naval History magazine is now available in the museum store for $5.00 (including sales tax).

It has several submarine-related articles that may be of interest:
  • "Cat on a Cold Steel Dive Plane" - The CO of a Sturgeon-class submarine tries to improve the morale of his crew...
  • "Naval History News - Churchill's Lost Sub Found" - HMS E18, lost in 1916 during the First World War, was discovered in the Baltic. Evidence suggests she struck a mine while operating on the surface.
  • "Naval History News - Two Still Missing" - Three of five Japanese submarines brought to Hawaii after World War II and then sunk in 1946 have been located, but the location of two more (I-203 and I-400) remains a mystery.
  • Historic Fleets - Fifty Years Ago, An Unusual Vessel Made History" - The story of the Bathyscaph Trieste, now on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy in the Historic Washington Navy Yard.
  • "Two Coconuts and a Navy Cross" - The story of the survivors of a crashed Navy PB4Y, later picked up by USS Gunnel (SS-253). (You have to read the article to find out about the coconuts, but it's a heck of a story...
  • "Slaughter in Paradise" - German U-Boat operations in the Caribbean.
  • "Another Piece of the Torpedo Junction Puzzle" - The sinking of YP-389 by U-701 off Cape Hatteras, NC. (U-701 would be sunk by an Army bomber weeks later in the same area.)
On the Civil War front, there are reviews of two new books, The Civil War at Sea by Craig L. Symonds and Bluejackts & Contrabands - African Americans and the Union Navy by Barbara Brooks.