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Found in 23 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

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

Jack Gabler Oral History

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...
Dates: August 23, 2017

James W. Day Oral History

Identifier: OHP 130
Scope and Contents James Day served aboard Growler as a hospital corpsman from 1961 to 1963. He began his interview by discussing why he joined the Navy and providing a brief overview of his service. Day noted boot camp, hospital corps school in San Diego at the Balboa Naval Hospital, operating room technician school at Bethesda Maryland Naval Hospital, being stationed at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, and his time as an OR tech aboard the hospital ship Haven during the Korean War. Day also stated that he left...
Dates: May 24, 2017

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Military Forces (United States) -- Navy 18
Guided Missiles -- Cruise Missiles -- Regulus 1 14
Recreation 14
United States (nation) -- Hawaii (state) -- Honolulu (county) -- Oahu (island) -- Pearl Harbor Naval Reservation (defense installation) 14
Education -- Training -- Military Training -- Naval Training -- Submarine Training -- Qualifying 13
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Families (Human) -- Family Members 12
Families (Human) -- Family Members -- Wives 11
Food 11
Growler -- control room and attack center 11
Humor -- Practical Jokes 11
Hygiene 11
Strategy -- Deterrence 11
Education -- Training -- Military Training -- Naval Training -- Submarine Training 9
Growler -- crew's quarters 9
Growler -- sail 9
United States (nation) -- Alaska (state) -- Aleutians West (national division) -- Adak (inhabited place) -- Naval Air Facility Adak (air base) 9
Cleaning -- Laundry Operations 8
Growler -- enlisted mess 8
Accidents 7
Maintenance Equipment -- Drydocks 7
Recreation -- Entertainment -- Movies 7
United States (nation) -- Connecticut (state) -- New London (county) -- Groton (inhabited place) -- Naval Submarine Base New London (submarine base) 7
Communications Technicians, CTs 6
Engines -- Heat Engines -- Internal Combustion Engines -- Compression Ignition Engines -- Diesel Engines 6
Growler -- missile hangar(s), port missile hangar, starboard missile hangar 6
John F. Kennedy Assassination, November 22, 1963 6
Liberty 6
Optical Equipment -- Periscopes -- Submarine Periscopes 6
Vacuum -- High Vacuum 6
Decommissioning, May 25, 1964 5
Education -- Training -- Basic Training 5
Growler -- forward torpedo room 5
Navigation 5
Performance Tests -- Psychological Tests 5
Petty Officer 2nd Class, E-5 5
Petty Officer 3rd Class, E-4 5
Recreation -- Games 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
Growler -- missile checkout and guidance center 4
Growler -- sonar room 4
Hazing 4
Navigation -- Inertial Navigation 4
Petty Officer 1st Class, E-6 4
Sonar 4
Discipline -- Captain's Mast 3
Disposal -- Garbage Disposal 3
Fluids -- Liquids -- Water -- Distilled Water 3
Growler -- galley 3
Growler -- radio room 3
Growler -- wardroom 3
Intelligence -- Military Intelligence 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) -- Maine (state) -- York (county) -- Kittery (inhabited place) -- Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (shipyard) 3
Behavioral Sciences -- Psychology -- Behavior -- Emotions -- Anxiety 2
Cuban Missile Crisis, October 16 - 28, 1962 2
Damage -- Damage Assessment 2
Damage Control 2
Detectors -- Acoustic Detectors -- Hydrophones 2
Discipline 2
Executive Officer 2
Growler -- officer stateroom 2
Growler -- toilet 2
Intelligence -- Military Intelligence -- Naval Intelligence 2
Lieutenant Commander, O-4 2
Maintenance -- Ship Maintenance 2
Navigation -- Celestial Navigation 2
Navigation -- Radio Navigation -- Hyperbolic Navigation -- Loran 2
Noise -- Noise(Sound) -- Submarine Noise 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) -- Hawaii (state) 2
United States (nation) -- Hawaii (state) -- Honolulu (county) -- Oahu (island) 2
United States (nation) -- Midway Islands (possession) 2
Weapons -- Antisubmarine Weapons -- Depth Charges 2
Animals -- Vertebrates -- Mammals -- Primates -- Humans -- Youth -- Children 1
Atmospheric Sciences -- Meteorology -- Meteorological Phenomena -- Storms -- Hurricanes 1
Business Administration -- Finance -- Income -- Salaries 1
Commanding Officer 1
Commissioning, August 30, 1958 1
Communication And Radio Systems 1
Communications Technician (Interpretive Branch) Petty Officer 2nd Class, CTI2 1
Damage 1
Defense Systems -- Countermeasures -- Electronic Countermeasures 1
Disposal -- Waste Disposal -- Sewage Disposal 1
Education -- Training -- Military Training -- Survival Training 1
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