All Hands Newsletter
The 2019 Reunion . . .
Our 2019 all-hands reunion was a huge success. Attendance was small, but we all had a great time and made plans for the next reunion in 2021. Here's who came to the 2019 Charleston reunion:
Carl & Lucy Albury (1963-1965)
The 2021 Reunion . . .
The current planning is for our next reunion to be held in the fall of 2021 in the Mobile, AL area. Mike and Nancy Hory (64-66) have volunteered to research, contract and host the reunion. They are familiar with the Mobile, AL area and have many exciting thoughts on things to do and see. It's too early to have detailed information, so stay tuned. There's more to come.
Let me stress that there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work in hosting a successful reunion. Mike and Nancy will certainly welcome all help and suggestions. You can contact Mike at e-mail: email@example.com or snail mail him at: 11717 Rolling Pine Ln., Port Richey, FL 34668.
Blue Jackets . . .
Uniforms first adopted for the Royal Navy included a short, blue jacket. No universal uniform was prescribed for U.S. Navy enlisted personnel until the 1850s. Therefore, in the early days of that century, many U.S. Navy men unofficially wore the blue jacket of the Royal Navy. That's how enlisted personnel came to be referred to as blue-jackets.
Eternal Patrol . . .
We have recently learned that the following Sennet shipmates have passed away:
SA Burnett R. Crispell (1946) departed September 05, 2017.
Operation High Jump . . .
In 1947 the U.S. Navy sent a task force under the command of Admiral Byrd to Antarctica to explore extreme cold weather operations. Included in that task force was USS Sennet. MGM made a movie of that expedition. The movie, titled “The Secret Land” is narrated by Lt Robert Taylor and Van Heflin. I brought a VHS copy of the movie to our reunion, and Carl Albury (63-65) generously made five DVD copies for me. I will bring one to the next reunion, but if you would like to see the movie now, contact Stan Pollard at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stan Pollard, 3016 Bayberry Cv., Wooster, OH 44691, and I will loan you a copy.
Ship's Store . . .
We stock some Sennet unique submarine items like:
Prices do not include postage. Contact Ralph Luther for availability and total cost. All revenue goes 100% into the Reunion Fund. Make checks payable to: USS Sennet SS-408 Reunion Fund and mail to:
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.
Some great generic submarine items are available on the Internet like dolphin flags, Navy flags, dolphin license plates, metal license plate frames, bumper stickers, etc. Contact Stan at email@example.com or cell: (330) 749-7151 if you need assistance in finding them. He has some good sources, and it's just not economically possible for us to stock all these items in our ship's store.
How Many Submarines . . .
This listing, courtesy of Global Fire Power, does not make a distinction between nuclear-powered and diesel-electric types nor does it take into account submarine type (attack, nuclear-capable, etc...) system age or construction quality. Data presented on this list is through 2020. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
15 additional nations have four or fewer submarines.
Future Sennet Reunions . . .
Remember, submarining is an “all hands” evolution and so are reunions. We are open to any and all suggestions, recommendations, ideas and especially, offers to help. Contact me:
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