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At random: Traditionally, United States submarines have been named after fish and other marine creatures. One exception was the Navy's first submarine HOLLAND which was named after its inventor, John Philip Holland. Today, ballistic missile submarines are named for famous American patriots, with the newest class, the OHIO class, named after states. The LOS ANGELES class of attack submarines are named for United States cities. The nations news class of submarine, the Virginia class, is also named for US States, making them the capital ships of the navy.
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Hairball
Posted 2009-05-13 11:07 AM (#26601)
Senior Crew

Posts: 168

Location: St. John's, Newfoundland.
Subject: Serious Request.

I have just got off the phone (15:20 NT) to a Phonse Griffiths, of Atlantic Charters. He is in the process of getting in touch with the Canadian Navy in Halifax re buying two of our mothballed Oberon Class Boats that he wants to restore to be used as Museum Exhibits here in Newfoundland.

He's going to need a lot of advice so if any of you guys are interested or think you can help him in any way, please email me so that I can give you his email address. Also can you give me/him the best website/email addresses of Boat Museums who could help him in any way?

I think I'm going to get my tool-box in order and see about getting some leave!

This guy's for real and it was sheer luck that I happened to answer the phone when he called!

Thanks, Hairball.
snakeyez
Posted 2009-05-13 5:28 PM (#26612 - in reply to #26601)


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Posts: 186

Location: Chunky, MS
Subject: RE: Serious Request.

There is a table on the main page of http://www.submarinemuseums.org/ that lists the "official" website of each USA museum submarine (or the closest that I could find) where you could find someone to contact, hopefully.

Of course, make sure you check out the HNSA website.
Roy Ator
Posted 2009-05-13 8:34 PM (#26635 - in reply to #26612)


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Posts: 892

Location: Palo Pinto County, Texas
Subject: RE: Serious Request.

Thanks Lance for your comprehensive response. I was going to suggest the HNSA site of which I've been a member/supporter for many years. Chan Zucker and I served on the CA-73. We've been friends for many years!
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