|Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 11:02:40 EST
Subject: Blue Crew 85-89
Just a note for anybody who was on the USS Henry Clay Blue Crew from
|Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 04:16:49 -0800 (PST)
From: william scism <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Henry Clay (SSBN 625) Blue
Saw the web site, it is great.
I was RM1(SS) William Scism when I left the ship. I
I was on the Henry Clay from April 1977 to June 1981.
My most memorable moment was as a nonqual when I
The Clay is full of memories for me, who could forget
Or the mysterious Bermuda Triangle when the reactor
Thought we were going to have to call for a tug, but
I wonder if there will ever be a reunion. Or was
Bill Scism, RMCS(SS) USNR (Ret.)
|Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 17:04:05 -0800 (PST)
From: ted bauman <email@example.com>
Subject: sign me up
Have enjoyed the web site. I was on board at the "grounding"
Ted Bauman, EN2 (SU) USNR
|Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 04:05:08 -0500
From: "RON BEAUSOLEIL" <Beaunovideo@msn.com>
Subject: Mk19 gyro middle level ops.
I have to get this off my chest. It's been over 20 years so I
ET-2 Beau SSBN 625 1980-84
|Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 22:12:58 +0100
From: "Raymond Clarke" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: USS Henry Clay (circa 1982)
My local paper has a column of "Twenty Years Ago This Week" and it
|Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 19:15:16 -0500
From: " Paula Clark" <email@example.com>
Subject: Henry Clay pic
Was surfing through the web sites and found
the one for the CLAY.
I left the Clay and went to the Ethan Allen
but never got the chance
Here is another sea story that didn't happen
at sea. You can call
|Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 17:44:34 EDT
Subject: Fwd: Fw: Diesel Boat Reflections
Webmaster's Note: This isn't really HC scuttlebutt, but was too good to pass up!
"I think we all can remember those "Non-Qual" days"
E-3 Summit Meetings
Remember your non-qual days? Back when the entire submarine force seemed
But there was one place where the non-qual union held their meetings...
Our place was the dumpster area on the pier. We used to congregate
"Jeezus... What's it like on your boat? You guys have a
bunch of old
"Yeah... We've got 'em. You guys got a lot of married guys?"
"Hell yes... All they want is for you to get qualified so they
"When you volunteered for the boats, didja think it was gonna be like
"Hell no, thought it was gonna be an adventure." "What?
You mean like
"You ever see a gahdam recruiting poster showing a smiling bluejacket
"Hell no... Always show some First Class Bosun' mate buyin' flowers
"Life on these worn out, stinking things has to be the bottom of the
"You ever see the inside of one of those nukes? Jeezus, those
"No shit, Horsefly... Got little privacy curtains... Got
head phones to
"No shit. The damn things are clean... Smell like the inside
of a high
"That beady eyed shrimp, Rickover gets anything he wants. The
"Did you ever consider going nuke?"
"Nah... Too friggin' stupid. Besides, you don't see
guys wearing combat
"Yeah, but they get their spare parts gift wrapped... They don't
"Screw'em... None of 'em ever sunk a damn thing that could shoot back."
"Anyone going to D.C.? Looking for a sharing gas ride this weekend."
"Anyone showin' a decent movie tonight?"
"Cubera's got Splendor in The Grass... Natalie Wood."
"Carp's got some shoot 'em up with Kirk Douglas."
"Geedunk truck should be around in thirty minutes."
"Hey Jack... Got a smoke?"
"Jeezus Dan... You quit buyin' smokes and just go to bummin' off
"How bout a smoke without the sermon. I notice you don't seem
to have a
"Just gimmie a smoke... Got a match?"
"Good evening gentlemen."
"Good evening, sir."
"What's going on?"
"Just talking treason... Plotting mutinies... Cussing our
"You know that guy?"
"Naw, must be a nuke."
A year later we were all sitting around in our respective control
"Hey kid... Did you ever get trim and drain signed off?
Jeezus, you are
I had become my own worst nightmare... And I loved riding the
Life in diesel submarines could get very boring if you didn't stir the
To compensate submariners for living in steel septic tanks like
The Navy fed us. Any bastard who rode smokeboats and doesn't say
And we had the best cooks. We never told them that, because ragging
We had the best. Rodney A. 'Rat' Johnson. He could have
been the head
All of my memories of Requin are somehow linked with Rat... He
One night we were jackassing sea stores aboard the boat... Somebody
The O.D. said "Hold up there, what'll happen when we run out of eggs?"
"You let me worry about that sir, but I ain't usin' no damn frigging
And he never did. I yelled,
"Give'em hell, Rat."
And he winked...
"I'll have chickens livin' in the gahdam ward room before you see egg
We ate better than the average bluejacket because the Navy damn near
Official Navy peanut butter came in olive drab green cans. It
So one morning when Mother Rat was heading to the commissary to do her
"Hey Rat get some damn decent peanut butter."
"What do you wayward children consider to be decent peanut butter?"
That is when it started and it was still being fought over when I left
There were two political factions on Requin. The 'Peter Pans' and the
We Peter Pans kept book on the Skippy eaters so we knew who they were
To this day I can't understand why we had Skippy eaters. I have
I hope that the nuclear boat force had the good sense to outlaw the
|Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2002 13:48:02 -0700
From: "FRED BASYE" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: USS Henry Clay
I was a crewmember of the USS ARD 26 during WWII. I went aboard
Very little is available concerning these old ships. They provided
the fleet with drydocking
The drydock used by the Henry Clay appears to be an ARDM can you tell
me what kind of
Frederick C. Basye
|Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 08:47:30 -1000
From: Lance Davidson <email@example.com>
Subject: Henry Clay Blue Crew 1972-1975
this is for you GERALD POLLACK,
A good friend got me this web site and YOU are the only one that was
HOPE YOU GET THIS GERALD!!!
ANYBODY ELSE OUT THERE PLEASE SAY HELLO.
|Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 19:43:03 -0800 (PST)
From: George Pelham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Just found this site
Just found this site. We're going to Hawaii in a few weeks and
|Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 08:50:42 -0500
From: "Mike Adams" <email@example.com>
Subject: Henry Clay
|Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 13:16:26 -0600
From: "Wiggs, Alex" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I was stationed on the USS Henry Clay 625 Gold Crew from about the early
Also during the half-way night celebration Brad Peterson and I did a
Does anyone remember the other skit Brad and I did called 'The Cruel
Anyone remember time we finally got a port call in Wilhelm's Haven,
I also remember Chief Trudue, (forgive the spelling) the best mess chief
If anyone would like to converse over the internet, my email is
|Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 20:39:41 -0600
From: "Tom Ilgenfritz" <email@example.com>
Subject: John Roger Baker
My father-in-law is a former shipmate of the Clay. Ironically,
John R. Baker reported to the Henry Clay SSBN 625 in January 1963
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
|Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 09:55:37 -0800 (PST)
From: Marjean Secl <email@example.com>
Subject: Crew mmeber sign up
Found your website and I'm a plank owner and one of the original HC
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