Volume 39 | October 7 2018
U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc.
SUBVETS Groton Base
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Invitation to Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the loss of CDR Dudley Morton and the officers and crew of USS Wahoo (SS-238), Thursday, 11 October 2018
Base Officers of USSVI Groton Base,
Greetings from the State of Connecticut's U.S. Naval Installation for more than 150 years and the Home of the U.S. Submarine Force for more than 100 years!
On behalf of CAPT Paul Whitescarver, Commanding Officer, Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE), I invite you to a special event to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the loss of CDR Dudley Morton and the officers and crew of USS Wahoo (SS-238).
This special event will take place at 1100, Thursday, 11 October 2018, in Morton Hall Gymnasium on base.
Please also extend this invitation to SUBVETS of USSVI Groton Base .
Parking for the event will be at the Historic Ship Nautilus and Submarine Force Museum where a Navy Bus will transfer guests to the ceremony site. Shuttles will begin after 10:15 a.m.
Return shuttles should commence following the event at approx. Noon.
It is that time of year where we are starting our preparation for our 18 th annual Thanksgiving Dinner that we provided to our Veteran’s, EMS Personnel and Sailors. Look for a separate broadcast with our Thanksgiving request. We will be asking for Volunteers, donations (Turkeys, pies and etc..). Last year we provided 1,100 meals - lets continue what we do best. 

Donations can be mailed or dropped off at:
USSVI Groton Base Clubhouse
attn: Thanksgiving
40 School Street
Groton, CT 06340
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Boat Notes 2018 Issue #4
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Red White and Blue Mass
November 4 2018

St. Patrick's Cathedral
Norwich CT
Chaplain's List
Call, send a note, or a visit - A phone call or a visit from a shipmate means a lot, even if you don't know the person.   If anyone knows of a shipmate that should be added, I don’t. Please let me know. 
A reminder, there are many who have recently had or are having scheduled surgery. In most cases they have asked that I don’t put their names on this list. Your thoughts and prayers are requested for each of them. 

Also, I do send an Eternal Patrol certificate and a letter of condolence to the spouse or child of a Groton Base member whenever I hear of their passing.  National does a fine job of letting me know, however, some fall through the cracks. Let me know if you hear of one’s passing.  

Binnacle List
Please say a prayer for all who may also be under the weather including spouses and relatives. Special note: This should include those who are suffering from some debilitating illness, and may be in a nursing home, etc. There are many who come to mind that had previously been on this list.   
God bless. Jack
USSVI Groton Events
Visit our new website at USSVI Groton Base Events and Meetings

September themes:
  • Membership Renewals
  • 10/08/2018 - Columbus Day
  • 10/10/2018 09:00 - 11:00 AM - RSVP Veterans' Coffeehouse, Norwich
  • 10/11/2018 - Chairman inputs for 2019 Calendar to House Chair
  • 10/11/2018 09:00-11:00 AM - RSVP Veterans' Coffeehouse, Pawcatuck
  • 10/11/2018 11:00 - Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the loss of CDR Dudley Morton and the officers and crew of USS Wahoo (SS-238), 1100, Thursday, 11 October 2018, in Morton Hall Gymnasium on base.
  • 10/13/2018 - U.S. Navy Birthday, 1775
  • 10/13/2018 - No dinner scheduled
  • 10/14/2018 10:00AM– 12:00PM - Brunch

Remember there are a few changes to the October Calendar; Retirees Seminar is on the 20th, BOT has informed us there will be no Steamship Round dinner but possibly a Mongolian Barbecue at the end of the month/first of November. There is no plan for a CO/XO/COB reception to date.

There is no scheduled dinner for October. BOT and Club Manager are trying to plan a dinner for November.
The 2019 Calendar has been planned and needs a review by committee chairs. This is our game plan for the year and needs Base approval.

Happy Birthday Shipmates
Seen at the Softball Field!
Clubhouse & Bar Hours
  • Sunday 10AM to 6 PM
  • Monday 11AM to 5 PM**
  • Tuesday 11AM to 9:30PM
  • Wednesday 11AM to 9:30PM
  • Thursday 11AM to 9:30PM
  • Friday 11AM to 12:30 AM
  • Saturday Closed**

** Open/expanded Saturdays and Mondays Evenings for Scheduled Event s
Base Commander | USSVI Groton | 860.445.5262 | commander@ussvigroton.org