|Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 20:18:55 EST
From: Ricky Fisher <AMAMECMAN@aol.com>
Subject: Add me to the sailing list
MT3 (SS) Ricky Fisher
Blue Crew member 1982-1983
Two patrols out of Holy Loch and an extended refit in Kings Bay.
to hear from crewmates from this time frame.
414 Autumn Drive
Harrisburg, NC 28075
|Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 18:12:11 -0700
From: Arthur Clark <email@example.com>
Subject: Served aboard Henry Clay
I am A.A. Clark Jr. QM2 (SS). I served aboard Henry Clay (Blue) from
1968 to August 1970. I joined the crew during the overhaul in Charleston,
Cdr. Young was C.O. Being a lowly QM3 when I came aboard, I had the
privilege of standing many topside and fire watches. I took one of
tours that went up the river by the shipyard. I have some pictures
of the boat
at the overhaul dock. After overhaul the Blue crew took the boat for
missile firing, and torpedo runs. We were at Cape Canaveral when Apollo
was launched. Apollo 13 was the one Tom Hanks made the movie out
Some of the crew took a tour of the launch site. I took a picture of
the Apollo 13
launch from the top of the sail with my Instamatic 125 camera. All
you can see
is a pinhead size speck of light in the picture. We did the torpedo
runs out of
Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. I remember a liberty stop at St. Croix.
stuck on Shore Patrol duty that day. I also remember one day when the
stopped the boat in the middle of the ocean and let us dive and swim
rays off the missle deck. I have a few pictures of that too. After
our shot at sea
trials, we turned the boat over to the Gold crew, flew back to Charleston
and then made our way to Pearl Harbor, where some of us lived in the
on Ford Island. The Gold crew took the boat to Hawaii. I got out of
the Navy right
before they got there. My total Naval career amounted to 100 days at
sea out of
four years. I spent a couple months in the Comsubflot 6 office in Charleston
sub school and QM "A" school. I kept getting stationed aboard
boats that were
in the yards for overhauls. My first boat was Thomas Edison. I spent
on her in the yards. Then I was transfered to Daniel Webster for my
one and only
patrol. I managed to earn my dolphins during that patrol. I made 3rd
that patrol and 2nd class while aboard Henry Clay. After the
Navy, I went to
college, worked at a local grocery store, then got a job with the U.S.
in my hometown as a rural letter carrier. I retired from the U.S.P.S.
in '03 after 28
years. I discovered the web site earlier this month (Feb. '08) when
I got curious
about the fate of my old boat. They put it so nicely when they say
"recycled". That's all from me for now.
|Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 16:37:56 -0600
From: "Chuck Carroll" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: I was on the Henry Mudfish
I served on board the USS Henry Clay SSBN 625 Gold from 1972 until 1974.
was an STS3/2 (SS). I retired after more than 20 patrols and
submarines as an STSCS(SS). I was stationed with FTB2(SS) Cenobia
Herberto Gallegos aka Speedy Gallegos. In fact he was my best
man when I
got married. I have since lost touch but I do know that he was
NM. Please add me to your list of crew members. Master
Chief Russell was
the COB. B.D.Root ran the radio room with his trusty side kick
James C. Nicholas was the sonar LPO and Ernie Becker, Bob Wilson and
rounded out the division. HM1 (Doc) Noble also stood sonar watches.
Chuck Carroll STSCS(SS) USN, Ret.
|Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:32:18 -0400
From: "Thompson, Charles J Mr USA NGGA CFMO" <email@example.com>
Subject: Former Crew Member
I've been trying for years to get my name/info added to the site but
failed to date for some unknown reason. I am a former crew member
Charles Thompson) of the CLAY (GOLD), served from FEB79-NOV81 in YN
CDR Fisher was CO, LCDR Armitage was XO, and FTCM(SS) Russell was COB.
Carbone was "A" Gang LCPO and Tim "Wildman" Riley was the crew hell
Made 4 patrols (2 Holy Loch, 1 Weapons Station Charleston, and 1 Kings
My home email is firstname.lastname@example.org, would appreciate getting on the
List and I can contribute photos and some good stories. Wish
I had know bout
the recent reunion in Charleston, would have made it.
Charles "Butch" Thompson, REM
GaARNG CFMO-ENV Compliance Manager
|Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 11:15:52 -0500
From: "Thomas M. Reinhart" <TREINHART1@STNY.RR.COM>
Subject: Henry Lemon Mudfish (SSBN 625)
You never forget your first girl and boy did I get popped when I rode
Mudfish. I arrived at PNSY a scared MSSA(SU) in dress blues that
big on the bottom and too small at the top. "Fresh meat arriving"
announced from the bottom of the sail hatch and I descended into the
smell of machinery into what was soon to be the control room.
promptly introduced to the best damn Sub crew in the USN. "You
how to cook," I was warned. "Sure do," I lied.
How we did it I can't
tell ya, in going from a boat in drydock with holes in the hull and
and hoses and equipment and yardbirds running (er I mean crawling)
which way to a fully operational missle launchin, test depth reachin,
and danglin' Mo fo'in, emergency blowin FBM submarine amazes me to
Some of my favorite characters were my seadaddy MS1 (SS) Jimmy Cosgrove
whose colorful language was consistently punctuated with the f word
preceding a string of other derivitives of the f word but he could
no other and MS1(SS) Dan Blevins (Blebbins) who taught me how
to shoot the
TDU and glaze donuts and MS1(SS) Javier who showed me garnishes and
settings for the wardroom and how to make Gilly-gilly. Cooks
and Jeff Walker, Carlisle who could trash a galley and leave it and
who would cover it in tin foil so as to not dirty it.
How 'bout cleaning XO Pooles stateroom and finding toilet paper blown
over the overhead of his and the CO's head. One day when I was
AMR2UL XO showed me where the scram breaker was and urged me
to tweak it
much to the displeasure of the AMR2 rover who probably should have
security alert on my non-qual, forward puke ass.
Who could forget my buds, Wilkinson, Moon, Reynolds and Lytle?
Spence and others caught up in a moment in the late seventies?
we all qualified and became Petty Officers and responsible, contributing
crew members sailing the Mudfish to ports near and far. Only
to be happily
replaced by new, wide eyed, scared and totally unqualified fresh meat.
see where Henry Clay SSBN 625 is long gone, stricken from the Naval
and ceased to exist. Yea right, not in my mind... I could still shoot
TDU, catch a flick and have glazed donuts ready by breakfast.
What a riot.
MS2(SS) Marty Reinhart
|Date: Tue Dec 23 09:16:48 2008
From: "Shawn Bilak" <Shawn@Bilak.org>
Subject: RE: then and now photos
Here is my info for the sailing list.
I was a striker on the Gold crew and the highest rank I made was FTG3.
I made 3 patrols out of Holyloch 1982-1983, and then went on to man
battleship program. (BB-61, BB-63, BB-62, and BB-63 again)