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March 11, 2023 Meeting

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Perch Base Submarine Veterans (USSVI) had a guest speaker, Steve Momsen, the nephew of Admiral Charles “Swede” Momsen, and installed George Woods as Base Commander during the March 11, 2023 General Meeting.

Admiral Charles “Swede” Momsen was the pioneer in American submarine rescue. He invented the Momsen Lung escape apparatus and designed of the first rescue diving bell. We were honored to listen to a presentation by Admiral Momsen's nephew, Steve Momsen at our March 11, 2023, General Meeting. Steve spoke about some of his life experiences with the Admiral. If you would like to learn more about the development of submarine rescue, we have a series of six videos posted HERE in the Ship's Library.

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March 2023 General Meeting

Steve Momsen, nephew of Admiral Charles “Swede” Momsen.

The meeting also included the election and installation George Woods as the Perch Base Commander for his second term.

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March 2023 General Meeting

Dennis Ottley (right,) Western District 1 (WD1) Commander administers the Oath of Office to our reelected Base Commander George Woods (left.)

March 2023 General Meeting

Dennis Ottley congratulates George Woods.

March 2023 General Meeting

The "Deed is Done!"

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