USS Hunley is a submarine tender that has the distinction of being the first ship designed and built up from the keel to service and maintain the U.S. Navy's nuclear-powered Ballistic Missile Submarine Fleet
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  • My step-father was part of Hunley's crew over in Holy Loch (1965-1967)

    His name and rate was RMC Ronald Baldridge.  He transferred to the Simon Lake when she came over.  He brought my mom and I with him.  We lived in Hunter's Quay and I went to Dunoon Grammar School.

  • I was on board HUNLEY from Oct 78 - Sep 81.  I worked in the Captain's Office for Captain Bacon and then Captain Lowenthal.  Also worked in the Legal Office, Officer's Record Yeoman and LPO of X Division.  President of the First Class Mess while in the yards in Charleston, SC.

  • My second ship i put her in Commission in New Port News and took her to Scotland.  I was a SFP2 worked in Pipe shop R-1 Div 

  • was on hunley in supply department and sandbank warehouse supply SK1 murray now retired 1992

  • I was on the Hunley from June 1971 to August 1974 out of Charleston. We replaced the USS Protius in Guam while she was in overhaul. While on Guam the last Japanese soldier was captured from WW II. He said he let them catch them because he was tired of hiding, and after exploring the area where they found him and seeing the hole he was living in, I have a tendancy to believe him over the stories of capture.


  • That is indeed interesting.  Who knows how many of us, regardless of whether we were on submarines or surface ships manuvering along the Cooper River and Charleston Harbor, knew just how close we were to the CSS Hunley or the USS Housatonic.  I remember when several iron hull plates and the two steam boilers of the Housatonic were recovered back in the 80s, and many years later when the Hunley was recovered.  The turreted iron hulled moitors USS Keokuk and USS Weehawken are still down there somewhere, not to mention numerous Confederate blockade runners.


    I have to wonder if the difficulty finding these historic old warships and the condition they are in, such as the missing sections and hull breaches of the Hunley weren't due to the harsh and certainly violent dredging operation of Charleston Harbor performed on an annual basis due to the silt deposits that are brought down from the upper Cooper and Santee Rivers.

  • Interesting article found today on Yahoo about the original Hunley
  • I was stationed on the Hunley 1982-1985.  W-1 Division
  • I was stationed on the Hunley from 84-85 CR-Div communications
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How many of you have had trouble finding guys stationed with you  in order to deal with claims for benefits from the VA?  I was aboard the Hunley fromthe time it gotto Charleston to august 25 1975.  I was injured while rushing back to the ship after a division party atthe fire station in Goose creek. My ship mate flipped us  near the &11  on the way and I have been tryingto locate himhis nname was Bill  but i forgot his last name. I suffered spinal injuries and damaged shoulder. Bil ended up…

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