Skip to main content

Costantino, Matt


Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

John "Andy" Anderson Oral History

Identifier: OHP 112
Scope and Contents John “Andy” Anderson served aboard Growler from August 1961 to May 1963, as a fire control technician (missile guidance systems) third class and was the torpedo fire controlman aboard Growler. Anderson began his interview by stating that his father served aboard German submarines during World War I, which influenced his decision to join the Navy and serve aboard submarines. He then briefly discussed his childhood before explaining why he joined the Navy. Anderson continued, describing his...
Dates: September 14, 2016

Lance Nowland Oral History

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...
Dates: September 16, 2016

Richard Lee Meyers Oral History

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 L. Owens Oral History (First Interview)

Identifier: OHP 059
Scope and Contents Robert L. Owens served aboard Growler, first as executive officer, then as commanding officer, from February 1960 to December 13, 1963. Owens began his interview by stating where he was born and raised and discussing his service in WWII. Owens explained that after boot camp and electrical school, he rode Intrepid from Alameda to Pearl Harbor, where he served aboard the submarine tender USS Bushnell. He then went aboard the USS Tinosa and made seven war patrols. After providing additional...
Dates: October 1, 2014

Uel W. Smith Oral History

Identifier: OHP 113
Scope and Contents Uel Smith served aboard Growler as a seaman from 1958 to 1960. Smith began his interview by discussing the first time he saw Growler and explaining how he came to serve aboard Growler. He then backtracked and stated that he joined the Navy with a group of friends from Missouri when he was 17 years old. Smith continued, noting that he attended boot camp in Bainbridge, Maryland, and sub school in New London, CT. He described the submarine specific training he received, such as exercises...
Dates: September 14, 2016

Additional filters:

Growler -- sail 5
Food 4
Growler -- crew's quarters 4
Growler -- missile hangar(s), port missile hangar, starboard missile hangar 4
Hygiene 4
∨ more
Petty Officer 2nd Class, E-5 4
Recreation 4
United States (nation) -- Connecticut (state) -- New London (county) -- Groton (inhabited place) -- Naval Submarine Base New London (submarine base) 4
United States (nation) -- Hawaii (state) -- Honolulu (county) -- Oahu (island) -- Pearl Harbor Naval Reservation (defense installation) 4
Cleaning -- Laundry Operations 3
Disposal -- Garbage Disposal 3
Education -- Training -- Basic Training 3
Growler -- control room and attack center 3
Growler -- enlisted mess 3
Growler -- galley 3
Guided Missiles -- Cruise Missiles -- Regulus 1 3
Hazing 3
Humor -- Practical Jokes 3
Maintenance Equipment -- Drydocks 3
Recreation -- Games 3
United States (nation) -- Alaska (state) -- Aleutians West (national division) -- Adak (inhabited place) -- Naval Air Facility Adak (air base) 3
Vacuum -- High Vacuum 3
Education -- Training -- Military Training -- Naval Training -- Submarine Training 2
Education -- Training -- Military Training -- Naval Training -- Submarine Training -- Qualifying 2
Families (Human) -- Family Members -- Wives 2
Growler -- forward torpedo room 2
Growler -- wardroom 2
Intelligence -- Military Intelligence -- Communications Intelligence 2
Liberty 2
Optical Equipment -- Periscopes -- Submarine Periscopes 2
Petty Officer 3rd Class, E-4 2
Physiology -- Stress(Physiology) -- Motion Sickness 2
Recreation -- Entertainment -- Movies 2
Russia (nation) -- Kamchatskiy Kray (kray) -- Kamchatka (peninsula) 2
Strategy -- Deterrence 2
United States (nation) -- Hawaii (state) -- Honolulu (county) -- Oahu (island) -- Honolulu (inhabited place) 2
United States (nation) -- Midway Islands (possession) 2
Behavioral Sciences -- Psychology -- Behavior -- Emotions -- Anxiety 1
Bering Sea (sea) 1
Celebrations -- Holidays 1
Celebrations -- Holidays -- Christmas 1
Commanding Officer 1
Commissaryman Petty Officer 2nd Class, CS2 1
Communications Technician (Interpretive Branch) Petty Officer 2nd Class, CTI2 1
Damage Control 1
Detection -- Submarine Detection 1
Discipline -- Captain's Mast 1
Education -- Training -- Military Training -- War Games 1
Engineering -- Marine Engineering -- Shipbuilding 1
Engines -- Engine Components -- Crankcases -- Crankshafts 1
Engines -- Engine Components -- Engine Fuel Systems Components -- Fuel Injectors 1
Engines -- Heat Engines -- Internal Combustion Engines -- Compression Ignition Engines -- Diesel Engines 1
Executive Officer 1
Families (Human) -- Family Members 1
Fire Control Technician (Missile Guidance Systems) Petty Officer 3rd Class, FTG3 1
Fluids -- Liquids -- Water -- Distilled Water 1
Food -- Cake 1
Food Dispensing -- Food Service -- Meals 1
Germany (nation) -- Schleswig-Holstein (state) -- Flensburg-Mürwik (neighborhood) -- Naval Academy Murwik (naval academy) 1
Growler -- commanding officer's stateroom 1
Growler -- engine room 1
Growler -- engine room control booth 1
Growler -- missile checkout and guidance center 1
Growler -- officer stateroom 1
Growler -- radio room 1
Growler -- toilet 1
Handling -- Loading(Handling) 1
Hygiene -- Shower Facilities 1
Intelligence -- Military Intelligence 1
Intelligence -- Military Intelligence -- Naval Intelligence 1
Japan (nation) -- Kanto (region (administrative division)) -- Kanagawa-ken (prefecture) -- Yokosuka (inhabited place) 1
Japan (nation) -- Kanto (region (administrative division)) -- Kanagawa–ken (prefecture) -- Yokosuka (inhabited Place) -- Yokosuka Naval Base (naval base) 1
Lieutenant Commander, O-4 1
Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Petty Officer, MM2 1
Missile Technician Petty Officer 2nd Class, MT2 1
Missile Technician Petty Officer 3rd Class, MT3 1
Norway (nation) -- Vest-Agder (county) -- Kristiansand (inhabited place) 1
Ordnance -- Ammunition -- Antiship Ammunition -- Torpedoes 1
Ordnance -- Fire Control Systems -- Fire Control System Components -- Fire Control Computers -- Torpedo Data Computers 1
Ordnance -- Guns -- Small Arms 1
Personnel -- Military Personnel -- Guided Missile Personnel 1
Russia (nation) 1
Russia (nation) -- Kamchatskiy Kray (kray) -- Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (inhabited place) 1
Russia (nation) -- Primorskiy Kray (kray) -- Vladivostok (inhabited place) 1
Seaman, E-3 1
Seaman, SN 1
Security -- Information Security 1
Sonar 1
Sonar -- Passive Sonar 1
Soviet Union (former nation/state/empire) 1
Test Equipment -- Oscilloscopes 1
Tubes -- Torpedo Tubes 1
United States (nation) -- California (state) -- Ventura (county) -- San Nicolas Island (island) 1
United States (nation) -- California (state) -- Ventura (county) -- Port Hueneme (inhabited place) 1
United States (nation) -- Alaska (state) 1
United States (nation) -- California (state) -- Monterey (county) -- Monterey (inhabited place) -- Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (training center) 1
United States (nation) -- California (state) -- Ventura (county) -- Point Mugu (cape) -- Naval Air Station Point Mugu (air base) 1
United States (nation) -- Colorado (state) -- El Paso (county) -- Cheyenne Mountain (peak) -- Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (Air Force base) 1
∧ less