LINKS TO SOME OF MY FAVORITE
Jack's Home Page This is my brother, John "Shotgun
Jack" Carpenter's Web Site. He just might have become a damn fine Submariner,
if he had not set his mind on becoming a "Green Beret" and going to Vietnam
-- as a Light Weapons Specialist with the IV
Corps Mobile Strike Force (Mike Force) in the Mekong Delta,
Clan Gunn Page
My Family's genealogy includes ancestors descended from the Clan Gunn
Forces List Teamhouse In the opinion of my brother, this
is the best "Green Beret" Site on the Internet. Although I was a "Bubblehead,"
I am privileged to call many of the men in the SFL Teamhouse my friends.
Annual Special Forces List River Trip I was "Lead Boatman" on
this trip. The "Trip Leader" was my good friend Robyn (aka "Wenchy"),
who is the widow of another good friend, Bill
"Bear" Duncan, a former Special Forces Medic with MACV-CCN in
Vietnam. Many of the photos on the trip were taken on "Dress Up Night"!
MACV-SOG Page Not only was Robby a Recon Team "One Zero"
(Team Leader) with MACV-CCN in Vietnam, but he is a talented writer as
well. His writing style combines poignant narratives with a "rib-tickling,
knee-slapping" humorous flare! Be sure to read his very touching Tribute
to his two "lost" friends and teammates, Ronald "Doc" Watson and
Allen "Baby Jesus" Lloyd.
Pampanito (SS-383) A restored World War II diesel/electric
submarine in San Francisco, California. I have none but praise for
this Web Site. It took me back "light years" -- to when I served aboard
the Menhaden! While taking the "Tour" through the boat, I swear
that I could again smell fuel oil, diesel exhaust smoke, dirty clothes,
unwashed bodies . . . and the unmistakable odor of sanitary tanks being
Fleet Type Submarine Training Manual Navpers 16160 is
the first in a series of submarine training manuals that was completed
just after World War II. The series describes the peak of WW II US submarine
Of The After Battery Rat Bob "Dex" Armstrong, to put it mildly,
is "hilarious"! He was a "diesel boater" in the late 1950's and early 1960's,
and tells it like it was! It's a "must see and read" site!
An excellent Site dedicated to helping Submarine sailors and their families
stay in touch, and preserve some of our history along the way. Find boats,
crews, home pages and much more.
Submarine World Network A "must see" for all Submariners,
past and present. If anybody is looking for any information about
submarines, Ron has it.
Submarine BBS "Ping" on this BBS. It's an "on-line" bulletin
board intended for Submariners, and friends, to discuss whatever is on
of Online Submariners Searching for former shipmates? Check
out this Web Site. Ron Martini has compiled this comprehensive list of
Submariners. I found quite a few former USS Menhaden crew members on this
list, previously unknown to me. If you earned your "Dolphins" and
are not currently listed in the database, contact Ron. Perhaps a former
shipmate is looking for you!
of American Fighting Ships -- Submarines The Site has
the history for all of the Submarines.
States Navy Ceremonial Drill Team Fantastic Site! By the way,
it really helps if you have a high-speed Internet connection to view the
Site. With my 56K dial-up modem, it took about 35 minutes for it
LINKS TO RELATED WEB SITES
Menhaden (SP-847) A U.S. Naval Historical Center Web Site Page.
The 100-foot fishing boat Menhaden was temporarily acquired by the U.S.
Navy in World War I, and was used as a minesweeper and tug from 1917 to
Darter (SS-227) Darter Page in the "Lost Boats of World War
II" Pages on the COMSUBPAC (Commander, Submarines, U.S. Pacific Fleet)
Maritime Museum Located in Manitowoc, and founded in 1970 as
the Manitowoc Submarine Memorial Association, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum
has grown into one of the largest maritime museums in the Midwest. In addition
to commemorating the maritime heritage of the Manitowoc-Two Rivers area
and the submarines built there during World War II, the Wisconsin Maritime
Museum is now a leader in preserving the maritime history of Wisconsin
and the Great Lakes region. It is also the home of the USS Cobia (SS-245),
a Gato-class fleet-type submarine similar to the twenty-eight subs built
by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company during World War II.
Maritime Museum Located in Marqette on Lake Superior's Southern
Shore in Michigan's Beautiful Upper Peninsula. The mission of the Museum
is to protect and preserve the maritime history of Marquette and interpret
it against Lake Superior and the Great Lakes. It is also the site of the
Silent Service Memorial.
Submarine Veterans of World War II An Excellent Web Site. Another
"must visit" Site.
Center for Military
Readiness An independent educational organization that promotes
excellence in America's Armed Forces by concentrating on military personnel
issues. Elaine Donnelly is the President of CMR. Her father, Basil Chenevert,
was a member of the commissioning crew of the USS Menhaden (SS-377) in
June of 1945.
Sea Fox (SS-402) I've included this link
because I temporarily spent seven weeks aboard the Sea Fox before the Menhaden
returned to San Diego from Vancouver, B.C., in December of 1961.
(AGB-4) Association The USS Glacier Association
promotes friendship, comradeship and kinship between Navy, Scientists,
Civilians, and other Military personnel with a common bond of once having
served aboard the USS GLACIER AGB-4; and instill pride and patriotism in
those for having so served. I am proud to have served aboard the icebreaker
Glacier for eight months during "Operation Deepfreeze 61" to Antarctica.
Society The Glacier Society is dedicated to the restoration
and operation of this historical vessel; commemorating all who served in
the exploration of the North and South Poles.
Japanese Navy Page Highly informative pages about the
Japanese Navy during World War II.