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USS Sperry

By From page A7 | November 09, 2012

EDITOR:

Your photo of the USS Sperry brought back memories. At first glance they might not be noticed but there are six submarines tied up at the side of that ship. Subs were called pig boats because tied like that they resembled a litter of piglets suckling at their mother’s milk source. The boat that I was on would tie up to the Sperry. To go ashore we would have to cross the decks of all the inboard boats and pass through the Sperry to catch the water taxi from her outer side.

HUGO WAUGHMBAUGH
El Dorado

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