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will muster once more for some great liberty, good sea stories and true submarine camaraderie!

May 2022

* * * Sennet Reunion Hotel * * *

Mike and Nancy Hory (64-66) are hosting Sennet's next reunion, and they have great news.   The Sennet reunion will be October 09-12, 2022 at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Mobile, AL.   Our hotel is located at 301 Government St., in the heart of the Mobile historic district, within a 5-minute walk of Saenger Theatre Mobile and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. &nsp; The hotel is 0.3 mi from Gulf Coast Exploreum and 0.3 mi from History Museum of Mobile.

Amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, gift shops and newsstands.   Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.   Rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, wireless Internet access.

Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours).   Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge.   Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 5:30 AM to 10:00 AM for a fee.

Our special group rate is $119.00 (plus taxes & resort fees).  This rate is also available for three days before or after the reunion for any that would like to extend their stay in Mobile.   Make your reservations by calling (251) 694-0100 and be sure to tell them that you are with the Sennet Reunion Group.  We are holding a block of rooms for our reunion.   Unfilled rooms will be released to the general public 30 days prior to our reunion, so make your reservations prior to September 09.  After that date room reservations will be based on availability.

* * * Sennet Reunion Schedule * * *

Sunday, 10/9

  • 1200 – 2300 - Meet & greet

Monday, 10/10 – Activities day

  • 0630 - 0930 - Hotel breakfast
  • 1000 - 1200 - Historic Mobile trolley tour
  • Lunch afterward at a nearby restaurant, several to choose from.

Tuesday, 10/11

  • 0630 – 0930 – Hotel breakfast
  • Alabama Memorial Battleship Park – cost is $15pp plus $4 per vehicle
  • Lunch at Ralph and Kacoos off the menu.   Transportation will be by carpool.

Wednesday, 10/12

  • 0630 – 0930 – Hotel breakfast
  • 1000 – Business meeting & reunion planning
  • Memorial service by Dave Hardy
  • 1800 – Buffet banquet – cost is $50 pp

Thursday, 10/13 - Depart

* * * Sennet Reunion Events * * *

Shipmates, I decided that we will have a reunion that has plenty of time to relax and take the opportunity to visit with each other.   We are all well into our senior years, and I believe more opportunities to have a leisurely and comfortable reunion is more attractive to us.   I can promise you it will be a great time.......
Mike Hory - Reunion Coordinator

* * * Area Attractions * * *

There are a couple of venues available for the ladies, and one is the Mardi Gras Museum which is next door to the hotel.   There are many other venues that are available for both guys and gals to enjoy.   Here are some individual things you may want to investigate during your stay in Mobile:

Battleship Park -
At Mobile’s Battleship Memorial Park, you can tour the Battleship USS ALABAMA and the Submarine USS DRUM.   In the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion as well as in the park, you will be able to view many rare and historic aircraft.   A few in our collection include: A-12 Blackbird Spy Plane, OS2U Kingfisher, F-86L Sabre Jet, B-52 Bomber, just to name a few.   Allow approx. 2.5 hours.

GulfQuest – National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico -
This museum of the Gulf of Mexico is the only museum in the world dedicated to the rich traditions, history and culture of "America's Sea".   With a 90 interactive exhibits, simulators and theaters, GulfQuest is a signature attraction for Mobile, the state of Alabama and the entire Gulf Coast region.

Mobile Carnival Museum
Mobile Carnival Museum honors the history and tradition of Mardi Gras in a distinguished setting, with rooms of a historic two-story home turned into display areas. 7nbsp; Gowns, pageantry and costumes are on exhibit.   The museum presents a nice cultural balance.   There’s lots of memorabilia including a King’s dinner setting, crown jewels, and favors.   Tour guides explain the symbolism of the trains worn by royalty, balls and crowing of the queen, plus other Mobile traditions.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception -
The first Catholic Parish on the Gulf coast was established at Mobile in 1703, one year after the founding of Mobile.   When the City of Mobile was relocated to its present site in 1711, the Parish Church was rebuilt on the West side of Royal street just North of Conti Street.   It was in 1781, in Mobile's Spanish period, that the parish received its title “Church of the Immaculate Conception.”

History Museum of Mobile -
The History Museum of Mobile with over 117,000 objects weaves together the rich, diverse, and often turbulent histories of Mobile and the surrounding area.   Located in the heart of downtown, the History Museum of Mobile operates three campuses: The primary exhibitions are located in the Old City Hall- Southern Market; Colonial Fort Condé; and the Phoenix Fire Museum.

Richards DAR House Museum -
A beautiful 1860s Italianate townhouse located in the De Tonti Square Historical District in the heart of downtown Mobile, Alabama.   Surrounded by formal gardens and old brick courtyard, the House Museum is furnished with period antiques, original chandeliers, interior and exterior architectural appointments including carved Carrera Marble fireplaces with cathedral arches, cantilever staircase, and lace ironwork lining the front gallery and sidewalk.

Conde-Charlotte Museum -
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Conde-Charlotte Museum was built in 1822 as Mobile's first jail.   A portion of the jail foundation and jail doors can still be seen in the house.   In 1849, the building was converted into a family residence.   The Conde-Charlotte Museum is furnished with period antiques reflecting Mobile’s history under five flags: French, English, Spanish, Confederate and American.   The authenticity of the furnishings make the house a charming museum, with two confederate parlors, an American Federal dining room, a British Commandant’s room, a French sitting room and bedroom, and two American bedrooms.   A walled Spanish garden of the late 18th century design and a kitchen filled with late 19th and early 20th century equipment complement the house.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion -
Built in 1855, this Bracketed Greek Revival-style Mansion is one of Mobile's most visited antebellum homes and one of the most photographed homes in the nation.   Complete with period furnishings, and beautiful majestic Oaks.

Pensacola Naval Air Station - just 60 miles away by Interstate

* * * Additional Information * * *

For additional information about the Sennet Reunion or Mobile, contact Mike at:

Mike Hory - Reunion Coordinator
12266 Club Eastern Circle Dr.
Brooksville, FL 34613-5603


* * * From the Quartermaster's Notebook * * *

Ship's Store . . .

We stock some Sennet unique submarine items like:

  • T-Shirts - $22 – Navy blue shirts with the Sennet logo embroidered above the pocket and a submarine veteran screen print on the back.   Sizes Lg, XL, and XXL.

  • Ball caps - $14

  • Ships patches (cloth) - $5

  • Hoodies - $30 – submarine veteran screen printed on the back.   Only in size XXL.

  • Submarine wife pins - $5

  • Sennet challenge coins - $5

Prices do not include postage.   Contact Ralph Luther for availability and total cost.   All revenue goes 100% into the Reunion Fund.   Due to limited demand, we will probably not restock the ship's store, so check the supply with Ralph and get your orders in now.   Make checks payable to: USS Sennet SS-408 Reunion Fund and mail to:

USS Sennet SS-408
c/o Ralph Luther
107 Wood Side Dr.
Summerville, SC 29485-9301

Cell   (843) 991-1451

Eternal Patrol . . .

The following Sennet shipmates have recently passed away:

ENC(SS) Ernest L. “Ernie” Barwick (1962-1966) departed February 14, 2022.
RMC(SS) James R. Fetters, Jr. (1953-1955) departed March 25, 2014.

TM2(SS) Kenneth D. Forrest (Plankowner 1944-1946) departed July 26, 2018.
LTJG William J. “Jack” Stangle (1961-19163) departed May 09, 2018.

ET2(SS) James F. Mooring (1949-1950) departed April 08, 2022.
ETN3 Donald L. Taskey (1964) departed February 24, 2022.

EM1(SS) Glen A. Wrinkles (1965-1967) departed December 06, 2021.

Special thanks to Ron & Connie Bycroft (1966-68) who send condolence cards to the families of deceased crew members.

Binnacle List . . .

These shipmates are facing some serious challenges and would like to hear from you.   A simple email, card or phone call means so much to them.   Find out more info about your friends on the Sennet web site page “Binnacle List.”

  • EN1(SS) William “Jeter” Brock (1962-1964)   email:
    5793 Sunview Dr
    Milton FL 32570

  • TM1(SS) Hubert “Dale” Cross (1959-1968)
    78 Balee Dr.
    Ethridge, TN 38456-5626

  • RM2(SS) Robert J. “Bob” Mullin (1958-1960)
    Robert Mullin
    c/o Kevin Mullin
    118 Ox Yoke Dr.
    Rutland, VT 05701-9301

* * * Remember * * *

First - Make your hotel reservations at the Holiday Inn Downtown Mobile prior to September 09 by calling (251) 694-0100 and be sure to tell them that you are with the Sennet Reunion Group.

Then - Complete the reunion registration form and mail it to Mike Hory.   Make the check payable to: USS Sennet SS-408 Reunion Fund.

USS Sennet SS-408
c/o Michael Hory
12266 Club House Dr.
Brooksville, FL 34613-5603

Registrations must be in by September 19, 2022   A printable PDF copy of the Reunion Registration form is available here:

2022 Reunion Registration Form.

Note:   You cannot complete this form on line.   Print out the form, complete it and mail it along with check to the address on the form.

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