Quarterdeck

Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /homepages/4/d587595649/htdocs/coldwarboats/cwbcmsport/templates/light_church/vertex/responsive/responsive_mobile_menu.php on line 158
images/slideshows-fleet/slideshow-ssn695/slideshow-ssn695-06.jpg
Submariners are a special brotherhood, either all come to the surface or no one does... ~ VADM Rudolf Golosov, USSR

 

Welcome aboard, shipmate!

This is your place, the USS BIRMINGHAM (SSN 695). The old girl put in her time and she will never be forgotten. She pulled her weight and more, helping bring an end to the Cold War, and brought us home from every mission. It is for that, and a thousand other reasons, that we honor her memory.

This is a place to remember the boat, the exotic ports, the never-ending missions, and most of all, the iron men of the USS BIRMINGHAM.

 

Is this your first time aboard the USS BIRMINGHAM (SSN 695) on the coldwarboats.org website?

If so, there are a few things you need to know..

One, you need to REGISTER - that tells us who you are, how you are connected with Cold War submarines, and a gives us a way to contact you. We have a routine newsletter that goes out once or twice a month, so make sure you are signed up for it when you go through the registration process. We in the submarine community are pretty fussy about posers and pretenders, submarine life being a pretty good filter for those sorts of things, so we ask you use your real name and contact information. If we decide you're not being straight up with us, your access will disappear faster than a water slug.

 

When you are ready, lets take a quick tour. Face forward, grab this handle, and walk down the ladder facing forward, not aft, and you'll find it easier to drop into the boat.

Sound familiar? Think back to your first trip down the ladder into your first boat. Definitely a new experience, and not unlike your first visit into this website.

Navigating the site is a bit easier than your first time on board, but feel free to take off and explore at any time. Nothing will bite you, and you're unlikely to break anything, so let's get on with it.

On the QUARTERDECK, you'll find the VISITOR'S LOG, a guestbook where you can comment on the site.  Always check the P.O.D. for site information, current Association news, activities, reunion plans, and other items of general interest. You'll also be able to access recent FAMILYGRAMS, which are mailed to registered users periodically, and far more reliably than those we dreamed of receiving back on the boat.

 
Cold War Boats Association needs your help!

PHOTOGRAPHS: We need photos of your boat and crew. Photos of the boat specifically, in port or at sea, inside or out, with or without crew members. 

Images should be: 

    • Original (you took the photo, or public domain)
    • Digital - if prints or slides, contact the Ship's Photographer - we will scan them and return them unharmed, and pay for shipping both ways.
    • High resolution - 2000 x 1100 minimum for slideshows
    • Uncorrected - we will color-correct and eliminate dust and scratches using our photo editors.

 

 

 

ssn590-patch-02.jpg
ssbn731-patch-05.jpg
ssbn645-patch-06.jpg
ssn714-patch-01.jpg
ss241-patch-01.jpg
ssbn635-patch-01.jpg

U.S. Naval Institute News

  • Anzio, Hué City Leave the Fleet as Navy Cruiser Decommissionings Continue
    After more than 30 years in the Navy, USS Anzio (CG-68) and USS Hué City (CG-66) decommissioned this week. Anzio, which was commissioned May 2, 1992, ceremonially left the fleet on Thursday during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., in a ceremony attended by the current crew and plankowners of the ship. Hué City‘s decommissioning […]
  • Carrier Ronald Reagan Makes Rare South Korean Port Call, Russian Ships Active Near Japan
    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) made a port call to the Republic of Korea on Friday, the Navy announced. It’s the first port call of a U.S. carrier to South Korea in four years. Reagan pulled into Busan with cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) and destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52). Destroyer USS Benfold (DDG-65) pulled in at Chinhae […]
  • GAO Report on Information Threats to National Security
    The following is the recently released Government Accountability Office report, Information Environment: Opportunities and Threats to DOD’s National Security Mission. From the report What GAO Found Given the ubiquitous nature of the information environment, both DOD and adversaries can conduct operations and activities in the information environment from anywhere in the world. Additionally, with DOD […]
  • Marines Clear ACVs to Return to Open Water with Restrictions
    The Marines cleared the Amphibious Combat Vehicle to return to sea for training after a two-month pause following an incident that disabled two ACVs in California, the service announced on Thursday afternoon. The service took the ACVs out of the water days after heavy surf tipped over two of the vehicles, disabling them, off the […]
0
Shares