From the USSVI Web Site: We are United States Submarine Sailors! We were, and are, members of the elite fighting force of the United States Navy. We are all QUALIFIED IN SUBMARINES.
Included are submariners from the very early boats: S, R or earlier: WWII boats; post-war GUPPY boats and FBM and Fast Attack submariners. All Qualified in Submarines - from E2 to 4 Stars. Retired, short timer, or active duty - it makes no difference.
If you are Qualified in Submarines we want you in United States Submarine Veterans Inc.
The USSVI Creed:
To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit
of their duties while serving their country. That their dedication, deeds and
supreme sacrifice be a constant source of motivation toward greater
accomplishments. Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the
We have 100+ local Bases
(chapters) from Pearl Harbor to
In addition to the regional and district meetings throughout the year we also hold a National Convention in a different city every year.
If you want to learn submarine
history from the people who wrote it, tell or hear sea stories from Pre-WWII,
If you want to find shipmates, plan or attend a boat reunion, eat, drink, or just share a common bond that never goes away, USSVI is the place.
This is where everyone understands what you do or did, and you understand them. This is common ground. Only Submarine Sailors need apply for regular membership. However, we also include provisions for Ladies Auxiliary and Associate memberships.
Some things we do:
Provide a Scholarship Fund for Children and Grandchildren of Submariners.
Establish & support memorials to those who gave their lives in Submarines.
Hold memorial services on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and similar occasions.
March in parades, hold parties, picnics, and other events for Submariners.
We also have a national print magazine, The AMERICAN SUBMARINER. It has news, sea stories, and articles of Submariner interest. Most USSVI Base's have a Newsletter (some in print, some on-line or both) with local Submariner information, sea stories, and meeting information.
USSVI Events Past & Present:
License Plates in
Riding the ‘Dive & Drive.’
members Robert Darigan and Peter Koester
meet singing submariner Tommy Cox.
famed submarine captain Edward L. Beach at The
38th SubVets Anniversary Banquet. ‘US
Base marches in the annual Lexington, MA Submarine
Patriot’s Day Parade. Anniversary celebration in Groton, CT.
the Base Clubhouse in
The hall is decorated for the 2008 Submarine Birthday Ball.
blows out each candle during the Tolling of the Boats ceremony.
Author Mary Lee
Coe Fowler, daughter of WWII submarine
commander James ‘Red’ Coe, autographs her new book, Patriot’s Day Parade, April 2008.
‘Full Fathom Five.’
Patriot’s Day 2008,
For more information, including how to find the SubVets Base nearest you, simply click on the link; http://www.ussvi.org/
Click here to connect with the web site for USSVI Groton Base, Groton CT, First & Finest!
Click here to connect with the web site for USSVI Marblehead Base, Marblehead, MA.