USS Waterford and USS West
Groton Sub Base, Connecticut
For all the sub mates I served with at Groton
After a family emergency, the Navy transferred
me to duty
aboard the USS Waterford
at the New
London-Groton Submarine base,
in my home state of
duty served at the sub base made it
easier for me to
be able to take care of
my mother who had
become very ill
and still enjoy the rest of my time in the navy.
But, I still miss
being on the
"goose" even to this day.
While serving aboard the Waterford,
actually a floating dry dock,
Groton Sub Base, our daily duties
included lowering the ship into
Thames River allowing the subs to
into the dry dock for repairs
duties were as a Crane operator,
up the dry dock to accept subs,
running starboard side deck crew
and standing deck watches.
What I learned
in the two years spent on
Betelgeuse made my two years
on the Waterford seem to sail by.
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