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Written by Webmaster   
Jul 09, 2011 at 08:33 PM

We're getting a lot of interest from our shipmates who have items for the website. We've set up an 'Author' level of access for registered users. If you're interested, send a short note via the 'Contact Us' link and we'll change your 'clearance' level.

Once set up, you'll have a new 'Author' menu with a 'How To' link and another link for preparing your item.

Last Updated ( Jul 09, 2011 at 08:41 PM )
Reporting Aboard the SSN-682
Written by Jim Dawson   
Jul 09, 2011 at 06:20 PM

I was a little bummed out when I got my orders after finishing prototype at NPTU Windsor. I was married and was told that a boomer was the best duty for a married guy, so I put in for a boomer out of Hawaii. NAVPERS said the best thing for me was a fast attack in Charleston. I soon realized being assigned to the Tunny was a much better option than anything else that could have happened to me, especially considering that the Ike was being built and a large number of my classmates were headed there.

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Last Updated ( Jul 12, 2011 at 08:49 PM )
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Tunny (SS282) Commanding Officers
Written by Norm Nash   
Jul 07, 2011 at 03:42 PM
From: Norman C. Nash
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 7:14 PM
To: Lee Ashcraft
Cc: latham77; Green, Bill (TUNNY)
Subject: Re: request for help with web page


TUNNY CO RESPONSE for Lee Ashcraft


Some time ago you requested assistance in preparing a chronology of the C.O.s of TUNNY.  By this time you may already have all you need, but I will be happy to add in any way I can.
I have written the following in somewhat narrative form from which you can use any part.  I have included Hugh Latham as info addee requesting that he confirm or correct the dates I have given.

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Last Updated ( Jul 09, 2011 at 12:28 PM )
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Surface Action - Submarines Support Special Ops
Written by Soldier of Fortune - May 1987   
Jul 07, 2011 at 03:29 PM

In May of 1987, Soldier of Fortune magazine printed an article discussing special operations conducted by the submarine service in Vietnam. The article detailed many operations undertaken by several boats, including USS Tunny (APSS-282).

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Last Updated ( Jul 11, 2011 at 12:02 PM )
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The Submarine versus the Panther
Contributed by Ray Olszewski   
Jul 07, 2011 at 12:14 PM

The USS TUNNY (SSG-282) was a proud guided missile diesel submarine of the United States Pacific Fleet. This grand dame was honored by its' being the oldest "boat" in the Fleet when I was aboard in from 1958 to 1962.

I boarded TUNNY in June 1958 as a seaman apprentice at the age of 18 years while this vintage WW II submarine was moored at Yokosuka, Japan. At the time, I held grand visions of a brand new and exciting career as a submariner in an elite and honored service. Lieutenant Marvin S. Blair, US Navy, commanded the TUNNY at the time and the Executive Officer was Lieutenant Commander Douglas Stahl, US Navy.

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Last Updated ( Jul 09, 2011 at 05:14 PM )
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