USS Growler (SSG-577)
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Advertisement; "200 Years Beyond the Mast..." from American Aviation, March 14, 1955.Advertisement shows a Regulus missile in the sky full of constellations, including a labeled Regulus star. In the upper left corner, there is a tall ship sailing in the ocean. Above the Regulus missile text reads "200 Years Beyond the Mast..." Below the image reads "The Navy launches ships that // sail the skies...UNMANNED! // From the Aleutians to Madagascar, from // Greenland to Magellan's...
Dates: March 14, 1955
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
Scope and Contents Advertisement; This advertisement for Chance Vought Aircraft appeared in Aviation Week on February 27, 1956. The advertisement is titled, “Bird from under the Sea,” and the image shows an artist’s rendering of a Regulus missile being launched from a surfaced submarine at night.
Dates: February 27, 1956
Scope and Contents Advertisement; This advertisement for Chance Vought Aircraft appeared in 1955. The publication is unknown. The ad, titled “Bomb That Thinks,” shows an artist’s conception of the Regulus missile launching from a cruiser. The ad also includes a pitch for Navy recruitment.
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 he...
Dates: September 16,2016
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 Academy,...
Dates: September 14, 2016
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
Identifier: OHP 141
Identifier: OHP 142
Scope and Contents Jack Gabler served aboard Growler as a sonarman third class from 1963 to 1964. He began his interview by stating that he had initially planned to become a veterinarian, however he explained how a turn of events and a chance meeting with a Navy recruiter resulted in him joining the Navy. Gabler then discussed boot camp, which he described as a “real eye awakening moment.” He also recounted his introduction to the submarine service, stating that submarines sailors came to speak with the recruits...
Dates: August 23, 2017
Abstract The Jack Gabler papers contain a newspaper clipping, three envelopes, and two letters from Gabler's time aboard USS Growler. Jack Gabler served on board USS Growler as a sonarman third class (SO3) from June 1963 through April 1964, just after the submarine was decommissioned.
Dates: Majority of material found within June 21, 1963–April 3, 1964