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USS Growler (SSG-577)

 Organization

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

Lance Nowland Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 119
Scope and Contents Lance Nowland served on Growler as a missile technician second class from 1959 to 1962. He began his interview by recalling his decision to join the Navy and stating that he was in the Coast Guard Reserve while in high school. Nowland then continued, noting boot camp, as well as Temporary Active Duty at Anacostia Naval Air Station in Washington DC, before stating that he attended guided missilman A school in Dam Neck, VA. The topic of guided missileman A school then led to a discussion on the...
Dates: September 16, 2016

Nancy E. Sloan Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 115
Scope and Contents Nancy Sloan married Dennis Sloan, who served aboard Growler as an officer from 1959 to 1960. She began her interview by explaining that she met Dennis through a blind date during a visit to the Naval Academy and noting the initial hesitation that her family expressed when she eventually married a “Navy guy.” Sloan then spoke about her introduction to life as a Navy wife, which occurred when Dennis was in submarine school. She also described her trip to Hawaii after Dennis was assigned to...
Dates: September 14, 2016

“On the Way” Advertisement

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Identifier: A2018.23
Scope and Contents Advertisement; "On the Way," from American Aviation, April 12, 1954.

Advertisement shows a red regulus missile in the air, coming from a shipon the surface of the water below.

The text box on the top reads: "'On the Way' // Regulus surface-to-surface guided missiles, now in produc- // tion for the Navy at Chance Vought, are designed // to be launched from ships, submarines or shore bases." The bottome box reads "Chance Vought Aircraft Incorporated // Dallas, Texas."
Dates: April 12, 1954

Peter Kochera Diary

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Identifier: A2017.42
Scope and Contents Diary; December 11, 1962–February 7, 1963. Green fabric covered diary that has "Pierre" written vertically on the cover. The title page has "Pierre // Gregory // Kochera" handwritten in pencil.The diary is a document of life on board the submarine. Kochera discusses such aspects of daily life as grooming and hygiene, food on board, entertainment, crew member relations, and other topics. The diary serves as a long letter to an unidentified person about Kochera's time aboard...
Dates: Majority of material found within December 11, 1962–February 8, 1963

Richard Lee Meyers Oral History

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Identifier: OHP 037
Scope and Contents Richard Meyers served aboard Growler as a machinist’s mate second class from October 1961 to September 1963. Meyers began his interview by explaining his decision to leave his construction job in Wyoming and join the Navy. He then discussed boot camp and volunteering for the submarine service. Meyers continued, recounting the first time he saw Growler. The submarine was in dry dock in Pearl Harbor, which gave Meyers the opportunity to walk underneath Growler and see the submarine from a...
Dates: July 2, 2014

Robert Harmuth Papers

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Identifier: A2017.15
Abstract The Robert Harmuth Papers contain publications relating to USS Growler that appeared during his service aboard the submarine.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1956–61