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Perch Base member Dan Marks (right,) who rode the nuke boat USS Ray (SSN-653) presents a piece of the deck planking from the diesel boat USS Ray (SSR-271) to Perch Base Holland Club member Bob Wright (left.) The USS Ray (SS-271) participated in 8 war patrols in World War II. The boat was decommissioned after the war, but recommissioned in 1952, converted to a radar picket submarine and redesignated as SSR-271. Bob was a member of the recommissioning crew.
Bob's Ray was later decommissioned in 1958 and Dan's Ray was decommissioned in 1993.

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