USS SENNET (SS-408)
will muster once more for some great liberty, good sea stories and true submarine camaraderie!
Station the Maneuvering Watch - Single Up All Lines
Your hotel reservation and reunion registration must be in by August 22.
?? - Did you know - USS Sennet's first Commanding Officer was George E. Porter, Jr. Prior to taking command of Sennet, Porter made three war patrols as the CO of USS Bluefish (SS- 222) and earned the Navy Cross. Following that, Porter made three more war patrols on Sennet and is ranked among the top submarine skippers in WWII with a total of 14 ships sunk adding up to 70,300 tons. Now here's what you need to know about our reunion:
Hotel Information . . .
We are staying at the DoubleTree Hotel in North Charleston, SC. There is more than one Double Tree in Charleston. Ours is located at 7401 N. Woods Blvd @ I-26. Make your reservations by calling 1-800-774-1500 and be sure to tell them you are with the USS Sennet Reunion to get our special group rate of $119.00 night (+ taxes, etc.). Rates are also good for 3 days before and after the reunion.
Your hotel reservations must be in by August 22.
Reunion Schedule . . .
During the reunion we will have a 50/50 drawing and a Silent Auction. So check in your bunk pan for some valuable items you can donate. All profits go into our reunion fund.
Uniform of the Day . . .
Don't come to the reunion half-dressed. I have on hand Golf Shirts @ $22 ea, T-shirts @ $22 ea, Hats @ $12 ea and Hoodies @ $30 ea (were $45 ea). Also Challenge coins and Submarine Wife pins @ $5 ea.
Prices do not include postage. Contact me for total cost. I usually ship the same day I receive payment. All revenue goes 100% into the Reunion Fund. Make checks payable to: USS Sennet SS-408 Reunion Fund and mail to:
Other things to see and do in Charleston . . .
Remember, our hotel group rates are good for 3 days before and after the reunion, and there is so much to see and do in Charleston, for example:
Future Sennet Reunions . . .
We are open to any and all suggestions, recommendations and ideas. Contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 843-851- 7064. Be sure to leave a message so my wife, Sharon, can return your call. My hearing is such that I have very much difficulty hearing on a phone.
?? - And did you know - Porter's Executive Officer on USS Sennet was Charles Robert Clark, Jr. In May 1945, Clark became Sennet's second Commanding Officer. On war patrol he took Sennet into the Sea of Japan through the narrow trench in the heavily mined Tsushima Straits. There, he sank 4 Japanese merchant ships for 13,500 tons, and returned to safety through the La Ferouse Straits - despite a virtually depleted oxygen supply. For this patrol, Clark was awarded the Navy Cross, and the entire crew became members of the Mighty Mine Dodgers Society. Clark was the top submarine skipper of the Naval Academy's class of 1939 and the youngest U.S. Submarine commander in WWII.
Eternal Patrol . . .
Sadly, we have had 31 shipmates depart on Eternal Patrol since our 2017 reunion. Time is taking its toll on crew members and/or their wives. I expect that there will only be one or two more Sennet reunions, so don't miss this one.
Special Thanks for the Help . . .
Compartment Rigging Bill . . .
Now all you need to do is:
We're going to have a great reunion.
A printable PDF copy of the Reunion
Registration form is available here:
USS SENNET (SS-408)
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