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June 21, 2004

USS Razorback

USS Razorback is returning from Turkey to become a museum.

The story sounds like Disney fiction: a group of aging veterans set out to rescue their beloved boat from the scrap heap by striking a deal to buy it from the Turkish navy and sail it home, where it will come to rest as a maritime museum.

"We're just a bunch of old submarine vets who have found ourselves a toy," said the white-haired Bellevueman. "I can't think of anything more fun."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 21, 2004 08:30 AM

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I think this is just great. I am really proud to see the SS Razorback come to Arkansas, my home State. Look forward to visiting it often. Thanks to all involed in bringing her back home. A Special Thanks to the Shipmates who served on the SS Razorback and defended our great Nation. Best Wishes.......JJ

Posted by: James Jester at August 25, 2004 06:39 PM

Thanks for bringing a piece of history home to Arkansas. My Daughter toured on sunday and found it to be very interesting.

Posted by: Becki at September 7, 2004 12:53 PM

I had a personal tour on Saturday 6 November while on a business trip to Camden AR.
Although I served on US Navy Cruisers during the Viet Nam war it was a joy to be one of the first to see the sub before opening to the public. The best of luck to all the ex-sub sailors and volunteers. It takes alot of work and more importantly alot of money for maintenance.

Michael Lalancette

VT State USNSCA Representative
USS Reeves DLG-24

Posted by: M.Lalancette at November 7, 2004 09:05 PM