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USS Hunley AS-31

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

Veterans: 16
Latest Activity: Feb 14, 2014

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Started by joseph E lambert. Last reply by Richard Samuel Najjar Nov 25, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Bruce Lee Brinkman on February 8, 2014 at 6:40am

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.

Comment by Nelson Coleman on February 7, 2014 at 5:16pm

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.

Comment by Norman Atwater HTCS on July 8, 2013 at 7:28pm

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 

Comment by frank murray on April 19, 2012 at 1:01pm

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

Comment by Herbert Conrad Pleus on December 31, 2011 at 1:40pm

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.


Comment by Richard Samuel Najjar on June 25, 2011 at 1:10pm

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.

Comment by Ron Mercurio on June 25, 2011 at 2:00am
Interesting article found today on Yahoo about the original Hunley
Comment by James M Murray on June 24, 2011 at 6:42pm
I was stationed on the Hunley 1982-1985.  W-1 Division
Comment by mark weber on August 9, 2010 at 5:50am
I was stationed on the Hunley from 84-85 CR-Div communications

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