Editor’s Note: I want to thank Russ Woods, ICC/SS USN (Ret) for keeping the memory alive with another great candid eye-witness reflection about one of the original USS Bremerton SSN 698 sailors.
MM1(SS) Michael Riley McGann
By Russ Woods
I submit this short recollection of one of the major players aboard Bremerton SSN 698 during our early days in the shipyard of Electric Boat. The delays in construction caused by the shipyard created a condition where we did not get to sail with a lot of the senior Petty Officers and Chiefs who are normally an integral part of a crew, not just for the successful deployment of a brand new submarine but for the development and future success of us – the junior nubs.
*It should be noted Lee Cable was from Bremerton, WA. One of the 3 hometown sailors to be assigned to USS Bremerton (Thanks to Plankowners Sean Hankin and Russ Woods for recalling everyone’s names. Photo Source: Plankowner Tom McPhillips).
USS Bremerton SSN 698 News
USS Bremerton SSN 698, the longest serving commissioned submarine in the United States Navy, is home ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is tentatively scheduled for decommissioning in 2019 or beyond.
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