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July 4 - Frontier Days® Inc. Parade in Prescott. - Staging float at 8, roll at 9. See Flash Traffic 06-07-2015 for details   BBQ after parade at Gudgeon Base. - Let Chuck Emmett know if you would like to go to BBQ. - NO NOTIFY, NO GO!!   MONTHLY MEETING - Join us Saturday, July 11 at 1200 hours (noon if you’ve been out a while) at Dillon's Restaurant. Come at 1100 for time to "socialize." - If you need directions, click on the Google Map in the left column.
USS S-28

Lest we forget to perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country. . .
71 years ago, on July 4, 1944, the USS S-28 (SS-133), sailed off into history on her final and eternal patrol.
Following a Hawaii overhaul S-28, on 3 July 1944, began training operations off Oahu. The antisubmarine warfare exercises continued into the evening of 4 July. As evening began contact between her and surface ships became sporadic and, at 18:20, the last, brief contact with S-28 was made and lost. All attempts to establish communications failed and a thorough search of the area failed to locate the submarine. A Court of Inquiry was unable to determine the cause of the loss of S-28.
49 men were lost.
"Sailors, rest your oars, we have the watch."
Visit the Perch Base Eternal Patrol page.

June 2015 Perch Base Birthday Photos

Perch Base members celebrated the 20th birthday of the base during the meeting on June 13, 2015. (The actual charter date was June 20, 1995.) Steve Day, one of the charter members, and his wife were present for the celebration.
Cake was served, a proclamation from Al Singleman, USSVI National Commander, was read, and a presentation of pictures from the original meeting was shown.
See more pictures on the Events Page.

Western Regional Roundup Photos

Better (posting pictures) late than never?
The Annual United States Submarine Veterans Western Regional Roundup was held from 26 April 2015 to 1 May 2015 at the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, NV.
Activities included a tour of the Submarine Memorial Museum at VFW 2555 in Golden Valley (near Kingman, AZ,) formal and informal luncheons and dinners, a boat ride, a fun nite, a joint BBQ with American Legion Post 60, a cribbage and acey-deucy tournament, and a Tolling of the Boats ceremony.
See more pictures on the Events Page.

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US Flag

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65 U.S. Submarines never returned to port. Click on Eternal Patrol and see pictures and stories of the "boats" that remain at sea . . . forever, on eternal patrol.

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communications@perch-base.org

USSVI Creed:

"To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country. That their dedication, deeds and supreme sacrifice be a constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishments. Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States of America and its Constitution.

In addition to perpetuating the memory of departed shipmates, we shall provide a way for all Submariners to gather for the mutual benefit and enjoyment. Our common heritage as Submariners shall be strengthened by camaraderie. We support a strong U.S. Submarine Force.

The organization will engage in various projects and deeds that will bring about the perpetual remembrance of those shipmates who have given the supreme sacrifice. The organization will also endeavor to educate all third parties it comes in contact with about the services our submarine brothers performed and how their sacrifices made possible the freedom and lifestyle we enjoy today."

We honor those submariners
who have never
returned to port
and remain on
Eternal Patrol

Link to boats on Eternal Patrol

Click on the picture, above,
to see those boats on
"Eternal Patrol"

IF YOU'VE EARNED THESE...

Officer Dolphins

 

WE are an organization with but one simple requirement to join
— have you ever worn Dolphins?
(been designated, "Qualified in Submarines.")

All of us have served their country
in the Silent Service

 

Enlisted Dolphins

...WE WANT YOU!

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Because we are the "SILENT SERVICE," many people are unaware of the services our submarine brothers performed in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Thirty submarines served in the Korean War, as detailed on the USS Bowfin Submarine website. Sixty-six submarines served in the Vietnam War, as detailed in a letter from United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.

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Click here for the Submarine Glossary

Click on the Blackboard for a Complete Glossary of Submarine, Naval and Nautical Terms

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Click on this sentence, or the photo, below, to see how the float was constructed

Pictures showing how the float was constructed

To honor those who currently serve, and those who went before us, we built this float that we use in parades and static displays. The float is a 1/15 scale model of the nuclear powered submarine USS Phoenix (SSN-702,) named after our city. The Phoenix was a Los Angeles-class submarine that was 362 feet long and, on the surface, had 32 feet of the ship under water.

Need a description of the Perch Base float, a scale model of the USS Phoenix (SSN-702)?
Click on the document icon, below, to get the approved and authentic script suitable for parades or other public events.

Refer the event organizers to http://www.perch-base.org/Float_Announcer_Script.pdf

Script suitable for parades or other public events.
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Click here for the Submarine Glossary

Click here for a complete historical listing of all the classes of submarines.

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