USS Simon Lake AS33 Association
The Simon Lake arriving at the Port of Brownsville, TX at the end of her final voyage.
About 1700 hours CST, 2/27/2019. She leaves the ocean for the last time after about 55 years.
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Last Update - August 6, 2019
Instead of posting a depressing picture of the current state of disassembly, here is one of her guns being fired.
Above is a recent video sent in from Michael Del Duco who served as a Radioman on the USS Simon Lake from 1990 to 1992. As you can see, she was resting on the James River awaiting her next orders. For those who attended the reunion at the pier in 2015 and wrote their names on the hull, It looks like our names have worn off. As reported above, she is no longer there.
WE ARE SORRY TO REPORT that our ship has completed her final trip and is currently at the scrap yard in Brownsville, TX.
If ever there was a special reason to be with shipmates from the many years she was in service, this is the year. However, there is limited capacity, so plan early for the reunion.
The 2019 reunion which will be held September 23 - 27, 2019 in Savanna, GA. It's not too late, but it will be soon. As of August 6th there are only about 8 rooms still available to us.
Special Tee Shirts are also being made for the reunion.
Click on "Next Reunion" above for more information.
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The USS Simon Lake Association is by and for any past crew members and their families. The main mission of the association is to keep the memory alive of the ship, her crews and her missions. We welcome submissions.
The AS33 departing The Norfolk Naval Shipyard for the ghost fleet on the James River. December 3, 2015. Thanks to Mike Christian for the photos.
Many of us (including your webmaster) served on her in places like Spain, Italy, Charleston, New London, Kings Bay and the war zone during the first gulf war that are all big and important parts of her history. However, she served several tours in Holy Loch and many of our shipmates, as well as many residence of Dunoon have fond memories of our ship there. Thanks to Jean McAulay Mackay who originally posted this on Facebook and to Danny and Judy Poole who got us a cleaner, digital version from the publisher.