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  1. Patch shown is $5.00. Old version is $2.00 and still valid for use. $5.00 patch given to new Base Life Members if they don't have one.

    1. WORLD EXCLUSIVES-4 Great Patches from Lockwood Base only. There are no other like them anywhere. The sales of the WestPac Patch (and 50 stars for additional runs) benefit the Holland Club. The other three benefit the Brotherhood and Library Funds of USSVI-Price is $5.00 to LIB members, $6.00 otherwise.

    2. New for kid in us all-A small (4 1/2")Baking Powder diving submarine for $5.95 and a larger 8" wind-up diving submarine for $10.95. These were purchased by LIB and not sold by any other "Store" on the Net.

    3. A new patch put out by USSVI to recognize your length of service in USSVI. There is a very nice patch and then pins are placed on the patch in 5-Year, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40-year. The dolphins are silver metallic thread and the gold is gold metallic thread. The Year pin is 1" and the patch is 3X5"..Patch and first pin is $8.00 and your next pin is $4.00.

    4. Red, white, and blue 7 oz. 100% ringspun combed cotton golf shirt. 2" side vents with extended tail, double-needle top-stitched shoulders and armholes, clean-finished placket with reinforced box. Woodtone buttons, knit fashion collar and cuffs, fiber reactive dyes, full cut. Made exclusively for LIB members only. Price $35 and free Shipping. $2.50+ for 2X up.
    5. Available now!LOCKWOOD INTERNET USSVI BASE caps©-navy blue with dolphins-$12.00 + $2.00 S&H
    6. Unique travel mug. By Stanley, converts with bottom cap to fit auto cup holders. Spillproof. Lockwood Internet Logo. Just for us. Only 48. $8.95
    7. Books by USSVI authors To order any of the books below go to Chose "Books" to seach and enter the authors name or the book title. If this process is a little to daunting, contact: and he will order for you.

      • Jim Christley
        US Submarines 1941-45 (New Vanguard)
        Buy new: $10.37
        Book Description Naval warfare in the Pacific changed completely with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The strategic emphasis shifted from battleships to much more lethal, far-ranging weapons systems; one of these was the submarine. This book details the design and development, classes, weapons and equipment, tactics and operational history of the US submarine in World War II. Detailed tables, photographs, and superb color plates depict the force that had an effect far beyond its size - the submarine accounted for 55% of all Japanese shipping losses, despite suffering the highest percentage loss of any unit of the United State Armed Forces in World War II.

      • Carlos Ciliberti
        Novel--The Next Best Thing
        Paperback: 211 pages --Publisher: Writers Club Press; (September 2001)
        Carl Ciliberti takes us on two journeys into the future;the unraveling of the microscopic with biochemical wisdom that reveals a New Human, the other, the macroscopic matter with metaphysical wisdom that forsees the possibility of meaningfulness and purposefulness of human existence in a universe that continues to create itself and be created by choices people make.
        This book can be purchase via: and searching on the Book Title or the author's name. Carlo is a member of USSVI and Lockwood Internet Base

      • Torpedoman by Ron Smith
        This book describes Ron's time and terrible tribulations aboard the USS Seal in WWII. The events in the story are true. A very good read. To order this book contact:
        Ron Smith at:

      • Spindrift by Dan Gillcrist
        Book Description:
        Spindrift is a collection of true seagoing anecdotes about the experiences of three brothers, each of whom served aboard U.S. Navy ships during his service. One of the authors was a Torpedoman Second Class on U.S.S. Barbero, a guided missile diesel submarine in the early 1950s. The second author served as a seagoing Marine Corporal aboard the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Wasp during the 1960s. The third author, a career Naval Aviator, served aboard a number of aircraft carriers over a 33 year career ultimately retiring as a Rear Admiral. The three authors present to the reader three different perspectives and three different writing styles about three different periods in the history of the U.S. Navy. The perspectives are the submarine service, the seagoing Marine Corps aspects of life aboard an anti-submarine warfare aircraft carrier and the attack carrier Navy. The book is divided into four parts: the first deals with life aboard diesel submarines in the 1950s as well as nuclear-powered submarine operations in the 1970s. The torpedoman, Dan and his aviator brother, Paul provide the anecdotes in this part. Part II deals with surface ships operations over a thirty year period (1952-1982) and is written exclusively by brother, Paul, the aviator. Part III deals with aspects of aircraft carrier operations over the same thirty year period and is written by the Marine, Bob and his aviator brother, Paul. Part IV deals with women in Naval Aviation and the anecdotes contained therein come from the experiences of the aviator. The underlying theme of the stories stresses the notion that the sea services seem to contain more than their share of genuine, all-American characters., over 40 b/w photographs, 6" x 9".
        Dan is currently editing another book which is a huge collection of recollections of submariners transititioning from diesel to nuclear submarines. Dan is a member of USSVI and of Lockwood Internet Base

      • Power Shift by Dan Gillcrist
        The Transition to Nuclear Power in the U.S. Submarine Force As Told by Those Who Did It
        Trade papersize - 290 pages
        Buy new: $20.95

      • Battlin' Bastards and Pigboats: The Pow and Submarine Interface During WWII
        by Robert K Harmuth
        Paperback: 393 pages --Publisher: Xlibris Corporation; (December 2001)
        ISBN: 0738852740
        Battlin' Bastards and Pigboats, November 1, 2003
        Reviewer: Larry Hobson (see more about me) from Palmdale California, Author of "The Day of the Rose."
        This is one of the best and true accounts of World War II and the fighting that took place in the Phillipines. The story is told through the eyes of some of the men that were there and how their lives were affected and changed. What they felt like as the Phillipines fell into the hands of the enemy forces in 1942. Men like, Mansfield Young and Manny Eneriz and their experiences on what was called the Bataan Death March and their will to live while others lost their lives on the long march. Any one that could survive what the Japanese put these men through, must have had bodies of steel or they sat on the right hand side of God. The death march was only the beginning of their long ordeal and the book tells the complete story.
        This book can be purchase via: and searching on the Book Title or the author's name.
        Bob is a member of USSVI and 2003 Lockwood Internet Base Commander

      • Cruisers For Breakfast by John Mansfield
        Cruisers For Breakfast: War Patrols of the USS Darter & USS Dace 302 Pages, 26 b/w photos, hardcover w/4-color dust jacket. "Cruisers for Breakfast" epitomizes the actions, triumphs, tragedies and personal accounts of two gallant World War II submarines and the members of their crews at the height of the Pacific War. In October of 1944, Darter (SS-227) and Dace (SS-247) encountered the Imperial Japanese Navy en route through the Philippines to attack the Americans. The massive enemy task force, bound for the Battle of Leyte Gulf, totaled 32 warships! During the night, Darter sank one cruiser and damaged another. Dace torpedoed two more. Before the sun came up the next morning, Darter unexpectedly ran aground and had to be abandoned. Rescued by Dace, the Darter crew scrambled to safety while the Japanese Navy searched for the two subs, just a short distance away! Here for the first time is the entire story of these two famous WWII subs and their desperate battle against the powerful Japanese Navy. This is a first edition (1997) hardback, with dust jacket. Written by John G. Mansfield, Jr., a former submariner, who earned his dolphins aboard the WWII sub Menhaden (SS-377). All books will be personally signed by the author.
        Price $25.00 plus $3.95 Postage & Handling. Discounts to booksellers.
        How to order: E-mail:, or Send Check or Money Order to: John Mansfield, Media Center Publishing, 56407 383rd Ave. Ct. E., Ashford, WA 98304 or Call (253) 922-7551 to use Visa/Mastercard. Fax: (253) 922-0469. Email:
        John is a USSVI member and Base Commander of Tacoma Base (South Sound Base).

      • Ron Martini--Hot Straight and Normal:A Submarine Bibliography--386 page guide/listing/bibliography of most submarine books/videos/internet resources every published. Over 2000 non-fiction books listed. May be purchased through Ron or from
      • Ron Martini--A Pearl Study: A Pearl Harbor Bibliography-Pending Publication-It is available as a spreadsheet (.xls) free to whoever needs it.

      • Ron Martini's 2005 Submariner's Dictionary and refamiliarization manual for those with CRS! 174 pages published by Riverdale Books. Available through Ron. Priced at $15.95. Quantity breaks at 6+ for $12.00 each.

      • Sea Stories
        by Corwin Mendenhall, Rear Admiral (Ret)
        Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours from Amazon
        Trade Paperback: 331 pages ;--Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co; (February 1, 2001)
        ISBN: 080594804X
        About the Author:>br> Rear Admiral Corwin Mendenhall was inspired to write "Sea Stories" after encouragement from friends and family saying, “Where is the rest of the story?” He has been a member of the following organizations since 1945: Submarine League, Navy League, Naval Ordnance Association, Military Order of World Wars, and the Army and Navy Club of Washington. In addition to enjoying boating, tennis, and gardening, he is also a member of the Kiwanis Club, Benbrook Lakeshore Neighbors Association, the Submarines Veterans of World War II, Cowboy Chapter, and Son of the Republic of Texas.
        This book can be purchase via: and searching on the Book Title or the author's name.

      • Submarine Diary: The Silent Stalking of Japan
        by Corwin Mendenhall, I. J. Galatin (Introduction)
        Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours via Amazon
        Paperback: --Publisher: United States Naval Inst.; (April 1995)
        ISBN: 1557505829
        A realistic day-by-day account of US submarine warfare..., March 5, 2001
        Submarine Diary provides a realistic day-by-day account of US submarine warfare in WWII. When I find a topic I like -- and WWII submarine warfare is one -- I like to read all about it and watch movies so that I understand and enjoy the topic to it's fullest. I also like to make comparisons between the various works. In this light, Submarine Diary fills in some gaps, provides a different perspective than some of the other books, and reinforces some topics in other books. For example, the faulty Mk-10 torpedoes discussed in War in the Boats is present here as well, which solidifies this as a real deficiency and not as 1 writer's excuse.
        The only criticism I have of this book is it too short. It left me wanting more. But it appears to be an accurate depiction of the daily routine of a submarine in combat; plenty exciting with intermittent periods of boredom. A more fleshed out version would be even better.
        "The book gives the reader a unique look into the daily operations of a WWII Fleet submarine stalking Japanese ships in the Pacific. The insight is unique because although Mendenhall was an officer aboard the USS Sculpin and then the USS Pintado, he was "an enlisted man's officer" and he tells the story of his patrols aboard these submarines from that perspective. I enjoyed reading this book because at one moment it relates the daily grind of serving on a sub and the next moment, it explodes with action as an enemy ship is spotted and attacked. I recommend this book to anyone who is a WW II submarine junkie because it is an account of real men and real times.
        This book can be purchase via: and searching on the Book Title or the author's name.
        Corwin is a USSVI member and currently lives in the San Antonio area.

      • Thunder Below!: The Uss Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II
        by Eugene B. Fluckey
        Trade Paperback: 466 pages --Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr (Trd); (August 1997)
        ISBN: 0252066707
        The USS Barb was the Navy's most successful submarine in WW II. And Adm. Fluckey is the last surviving Medal of Honor holder from the Submariner Service in WWII. The Barb operating mainly in the South China Sea, the Formosa Strait and the forever mysterious Sea of Okhotsk, the Barb sank at least 29 Japanese ships and climaxed its final patrol with an audacious commando raid on land during which the crew destroyed a 16-car train. This was the sole U.S. military landing on Japanese soil during the war. Drawing on ship's logs, letters, interviews, diaries and his own memory, Fluckey, a retired rear admiral, reconstructs every attack by and against the sub from its eighth through its 12th and last patrol. This was the 15-month period when he served as the Barb's skipper, winning the Medal of Honor and four Navy Crosses\ for his daring exploits. Fluckey is a fine writer with a lively, colorful style. His book is packed with action and suspense and is rich in details about the day-today operation of a submarine in combat.
        Adm. Fluckey is a USSVI member of the Chesapeake Base. John Mansfield Media Center Publishing 56407 383rd Ave. Ct. E. Ashford, WA 98304

      • Red Star Rogue by Ken Sewell
        320 page Hardback by Simon and Schuster
        Ken is a member of Cincinnatti Base, Navy Veteran (SS) and a long term rider on the USS Parche.
        "One of the great secrets of the Cold War, hidden for decades, is revealed at last. Early in 1968 a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. Compelling evidence, assembled here for the first time, strongly suggests that the sub, K-129, sank while attempting to fire a nuclear missile, most likely at the naval base at Pearl Harbor. We now know that the Soviets had lost track of the sub; it had become a rogue. While the Soviets searched in vain for the boat, U.S. intelligence was able to pinpoint the site of the disaster. The new Nixon administration launched a clandestine, half-billion-dollar project to recover the sunken K-129. Contrary to years of deliberately misleading reports, the recovery operation was a great success. With the recovery of the sub, it became clear that the rogue was attempting to mimic a Chinese submarine, almost certainly with the intention of provoking a war between the U.S. and China. This was a carefully planned operation that, had it succeeded, would have had devastating consequences. During the successful recovery effort, the U.S. forged new relationships with the USSR and China. Could the information gleaned from the sunken sub have been a decisive factor shaping the new policies of détente between the Americans and the Soviets, and opening China to the West? And who in the USSR could have planned such a bold and potentially catastrophic operation? Red Star Rogue reads like something straight out of a Tom Clancy novel, but it is all true. Today our greatest fear is that terrorists may someday acquire a nuclear weapon and use it against us. In fact, they have already tried. "

        Author: Joe Buff: Member of Albany-Saratoga Base of USSVI.
        All Fiction with technolically advanced themes.
        Seas of Crisis, Deep Sound Channel, Thunder in the Deep, Seas of Crisis, Tidal Rip, Straits of Power, Crush Depth
        All available in paperback via Amazon or you local large book dealer (Barnes & Noble or Borders.)

        Author: Jimmy Carter: President Jimmy Carter to be exact. Qualified submariner.
        Sources of Strength : Meditations on Scripture for a Living Faith Sources of Strength : Meditations on Scripture for a Living Faith, Christmas in Plains, Always a Reckoning and Other Poems, Why Not the Best?, Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President, Just Peace : A Message of Hope, The Virtues of Aging (Library of Contemporary Thought) The Virtues of Aging (Library of Contemporary Thought), Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life, Turning Point : A Candidate, a State, and a Nation Come of Age, Sharing Good Times, An Hour Before Daylight : Memoirs of a Rural Boyhood, Living Faith, Our Endangered Values : America's Moral Crisis by Jimmy Carterm, The Personal Beliefs of Jimmy Carter : Winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, Seas of Crisis

    8. USSVI National SK-Those items are available only through me. A 25% markup is applied to the LIB Base Treasury + S&H to you. These items can be seen at: Nat. SK Items Included at the National SK site are leather belts with a unique buckle, plain web belts in white, khaki, black, CPO collar devices, silver dolphin cufflinks, various cups/mugs, decals, USSVI flags, caps, license plates, patches, pins, Target T's, USSVI T-shirts, tie clasps,etc.
    9. USSVI Individual Base items from other Bases are available to you to order direct from them. These items can be seen at: Base SK Items
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