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USS Growler (SSG-577)


Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Allen Odette Oral History

Identifier: OHP 111
Scope and Contents Allen Odette served aboard Growler from August 1961 to December 1963, as a fire control technician (missile guidance systems) second class. Odette began his interview by speaking about his decision to join the Navy. He noted that he first went into the reserves in Illinois before joining the regular Navy after moving to California. He also discussed his experiences in boot camp as well as his decision to apply for the submarine service after receiving a tour of a submarine from a friend of a...
Dates: September 14, 2016

Calvin Underwood Oral History

Identifier: OHP 117
Scope and Contents Calvin Underwood served aboard Growler as a missile technician third class from 1962 to 1964. He began his interview by discussing his decision to enlist in the Navy a week after graduating high school, explaining that the only jobs available to him in his hometown involved working in the cotton mill. Underwood then stated that he was sent to boot camp in San Diego and described what it was like to leave home for the first time. He also explained that he decided to apply for sub school while...
Dates: September 16,2016

David E. Bishop Oral History

Identifier: OHP 118
Scope and Contents David Bishop served on Growler as a torpedoman third class from December 1959 to September 1961. He began his interview by explaining his decision to join the Navy when he was seventeen years old. Bishop then noted boot camp in San Diego and submarine schools in San Francisco, stating that submarined schools taught you the basic systems aboard a submarine and that the actual operation of these systems occurred once you were on board a boat. As Bishop continued, he described his first day on...
Dates: September 16, 2016

Dennis Y. Sloan Oral History

Identifier: OHP 114
Scope and Contents Dennis Y. Sloan served aboard Growler from 1959 to 1960, as a commissary officer and a torpedo officer. He began his interview with a summary of his service, from his time in the Naval Academy to his time on Growler. Sloan then discussed his life before the Navy, noting that his father was in the Air Force and that his family spent the war years in Iowa before moving to Arlington, VA. The conversation then returned to the Naval Academy, and Sloan stated that after graduating from the...
Dates: September 14, 2016

Donald Bosetti Oral History

Identifier: OHP 116
Scope and Contents Donald Bosetti served aboard Growler as an engineman second class from 1959 to 1961. He began his interview by discussing his decision to join the Navy and his experiences in boot camp. Bosetti recalled his first days in the barracks as well as the ensuing arguments and fights that occurred between the recruits from the North and the recruits from the South. He also noted that, as boot camp came to an end, the recruits were given psychological tests, some of which he described in detail, and...
Dates: September 16, 2016

Duane F. Heatwole Oral History

Identifier: OHP 057
Scope and Contents Duane F. Heatwole served aboard Growler as a commissaryman petty officer second class from 1960 to 1964. Heatwole began his interview by discussing Growler’s galley. He also described how he acquired different types of food, how this food was loaded into the boat, and how the food was stored. Heatwole then discussed some of the meals that he prepared for the crew, including filet mignon, lobster, and crab legs from Alaska. He then continued, describing a process called snorkeling, which...
Dates: October 1, 2014

Ed Clark Oral History

Identifier: OHP 141

Helen M. Mehl Oral History

Identifier: OHP 138
Scope and Contents Helen M. Mehl married Lieutenant Wayne Mehl in 1961, and spent three years living in Hawaii during Wayne’s service aboard Growler. Mehl began her interview by discussing her childhood and her upbringing in a traditional Methodist family. She then stated that after graduating high school, she attended Stanford University to study art and art history. This was where she met Wayne Mehl, and she noted that by her senior year, they were engaged. Mehl then continued, stating that she moved to...
Dates: June 29, 2017

Herman F. Nascimento Oral History

Identifier: OHP 058
Scope and Contents Herman Nascimento served aboard Growler from 1958 to 1961, as an engineman petty officer third class. Nascimento began his interview by providing a brief overview of his time in the Navy. He then explained his family history, discussed growing up in Hawaii, and recounted some of his memories of growing up in Hawaii during WWII. Nascimento next discussed his motivation for joining the Navy and volunteering for the submarine service. The interview then shifted toward submarine training...
Dates: October 01, 2014

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Military Forces (United States) -- Navy 22
United States (nation) -- Hawaii (state) -- Honolulu (county) -- Oahu (island) -- Pearl Harbor Naval Reservation (defense installation) 17
Guided Missiles -- Cruise Missiles -- Regulus 1 14
Recreation 14
Education -- Training -- Military Training -- Naval Training -- Submarine Training -- Qualifying 13
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Food 13
Families (Human) -- Family Members 12
Families (Human) -- Family Members -- Wives 12
Humor -- Practical Jokes 12
Hygiene 12
Strategy -- Deterrence 12
Growler -- control room and attack center 11
Growler -- sail 11
Growler -- crew's quarters 10
United States (nation) -- Alaska (state) -- Aleutians West (national division) -- Adak (inhabited place) -- Naval Air Facility Adak (air base) 10
United States (nation) -- Connecticut (state) -- New London (county) -- Groton (inhabited place) -- Naval Submarine Base New London (submarine base) 10
Cleaning -- Laundry Operations 9
Education -- Training -- Military Training -- Naval Training -- Submarine Training 9
Growler -- enlisted mess 9
Vacuum -- High Vacuum 9
Engines -- Heat Engines -- Internal Combustion Engines -- Compression Ignition Engines -- Diesel Engines 8
Growler -- forward torpedo room 8
Growler -- missile hangar(s), port missile hangar, starboard missile hangar 8
Maintenance Equipment -- Drydocks 8
Recreation -- Entertainment -- Movies 8
Accidents 7
Petty Officer 2nd Class, E-5 7
Recreation -- Games 7
Communications Technicians, CTs 6
Education -- Training -- Basic Training 6
John F. Kennedy Assassination, November 22, 1963 6
Liberty 6
Optical Equipment -- Periscopes -- Submarine Periscopes 6
Performance Tests -- Psychological Tests 6
Petty Officer 3rd Class, E-4 6
Decommissioning, May 25, 1964 5
Disposal -- Garbage Disposal 5
Growler -- galley 5
Growler -- wardroom 5
Hazing 5
Navigation 5
Russia (nation) -- Kamchatskiy Kray (kray) -- Kamchatka (peninsula) 5
Russia (nation) -- Primorskiy Kray (kray) -- Vladivostok (inhabited place) 5
United States (nation) -- Hawaii (state) -- Honolulu (county) -- Oahu (island) -- Honolulu (inhabited place) 5
Celebrations -- Holidays -- Christmas 4
Detection -- Submarine Detection 4
Discipline -- Captain's Mast 4
Fluids -- Liquids -- Water -- Distilled Water 4
Growler -- missile checkout and guidance center 4
Growler -- sonar room 4
Navigation -- Inertial Navigation 4
Petty Officer 1st Class, E-6 4
Sonar 4
Executive Officer 3
Growler -- engine room 3
Growler -- engine room control booth 3
Growler -- officer stateroom 3
Growler -- radio room 3
Intelligence -- Military Intelligence 3
Intelligence -- Military Intelligence -- Communications Intelligence 3
Lieutenant Commander, O-4 3
Ordnance -- Ammunition -- Antiship Ammunition -- Torpedoes 3
Personnel Management -- Promotion (Advancement) 3
Russia (nation) -- Kamchatskiy Kray (kray) -- Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (inhabited place) 3
Sonar -- Passive Sonar 3
Sonar Equipment 3
United States (nation) -- Hawaii (state) 3
United States (nation) -- Maine (state) -- York (county) -- Kittery (inhabited place) -- Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (shipyard) 3
United States (nation) -- Midway Islands (possession) 3
Behavioral Sciences -- Psychology -- Behavior -- Emotions -- Anxiety 2
Celebrations -- Holidays 2
Commanding Officer 2
Cuban Missile Crisis, October 16 - 28, 1962 2
Damage -- Damage Assessment 2
Damage Control 2
Detectors -- Acoustic Detectors -- Hydrophones 2
Discipline 2
Engineering -- Marine Engineering -- Shipbuilding 2
Growler -- toilet 2
Hygiene -- Shower Facilities 2
Intelligence -- Military Intelligence -- Naval Intelligence 2
Japan (nation) -- Kanto (region (administrative division)) -- Kanagawa–ken (prefecture) -- Yokosuka (inhabited Place) -- Yokosuka Naval Base (naval base) 2
Maintenance -- Ship Maintenance 2
Navigation -- Celestial Navigation 2
Navigation -- Radio Navigation -- Hyperbolic Navigation -- Loran 2
Noise -- Noise(Sound) -- Submarine Noise 2
Physiology -- Stress(Physiology) -- Motion Sickness 2
Recreation -- Sports 2
Seaman, E-3 2
Security -- Information Security 2
Security -- Information Security -- Classified Materials 2
Signatures -- Ship Signatures 2
Sonarman Petty Officer 2nd Class, SO2 2
Tubes -- Torpedo Tubes 2
United States (nation) -- California (state) -- San Diego (county) -- San Diego (inhabited place) -- Naval Training Center San Diego (naval base) 2
United States (nation) -- California (state) -- Ventura (county) -- Point Mugu (cape) -- Naval Air Station Point Mugu (air base) 2
United States (nation) -- Hawaii (state) -- Honolulu (county) -- Oahu (island) 2
United States (nation) -- Hawaii (state) -- Kauai (county) -- Kauai (island) 2
Weapons -- Antisubmarine Weapons -- Depth Charges 2
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