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“200 Years beyond the mast” Advertisement

Identifier: A2018.24
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...

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...

Allen Odette Papers

Identifier: A2016.71
Overview The Allen Odette Papers contain materials from his service aboard Growler, including official paperwork and service records, newsletters that were written and printed on Growler, and ports of call ephemera.

"Bird from under the Sea" Advertisement

Identifier: A2017.17
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.

"Bomb that Thinks" Advertisement

Identifier: A2017.18
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.

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 he...

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...

David E. Bishop Papers

Identifier: A2017.46
Scope and Contents Newsletter; The Elephant Express, August 22, 1960, Vol. IV-NR.3; August 24, 1960, Vol. IV-NR.4; August 25, 1960, Vol. IV NR. 5

Includes: international, political, navy, and sports news; weather reports; notices about Growler business such as keeping the mess hall clean; cartoon drawings and jokes; and other various updates.

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 Academy,...