History & Submarine Life Insights

April 2, 2019

Hampton Roads Base Leadership History
 
The Hampton Roads Base of the United States Submarine Veterans Incorporated was chartered on January 18, 1998 and by the end of that year had 18 members.  Currently the Hampton Roads Base has 265+ members.   

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August 1, 2018

Submarine Life Insight - the eternal vigilance of the Lone Sailor

July 1, 2018

THE TRAGIC LOSS OF THE NUCLEAR SUBMARINE THRESHER 10 APRIL 1963

BY

CAPT ZACK T. PATE, USN, RET.

RADM DAVID GOEBEL, USN, RET.

and

VADM GEORGE EMERY, USN, RET.

Released: June 2018

 The USS Thresher SSN-593  Underway 1961  (Lost 55 years ago - 10 April 1963) 

The USS Thresher (SSN-593) was the first in a...

The Line

I saw a line of sailors

They seemed so far away.

Their uniforms were brilliant white

Despite the cloudy day.

I couldn’t see their faces

Their rates, left arm and right,

But on and on the column grew

It really was a sight.

And then I saw another group