Twin sisters, both gone now.

I am sad to report that we lost another shipmate July 10, 2024. 

Danny was a MR2 in R1 from 1967 to 1970 on AS33. Danny Pyles and his wife Carol were very active at all of our reunions.

He will be missed by those who served with him and all of us who enjoyed his company at the reunions.

PO2 Pyles you are relieved, we have the watch. Fair winds and a following sea shipmate.  

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We now have a memorial page. You will find it under the "Ships History" page.

USS Simon Lake AS33


We continue to build the site as time allows.  Check back often. 

Welcome aboard!

Last Update - July 10, 2024

We are busy working on the 2024 reunion to be held in Wildwood, New Jersey. Check-in on Sunday, September 15, 2024, with check-out on Thursday morning September 19. The Reunion Hotel is the Matador Oceanfront Resort in North Wildwood, NJ. Details are on the "Next Reunion" page. Hope to see as many of you as possible in Wildwood, New Jersey, September 15, 2024. 

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.

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. 

We are building pages dedicated to pictures and videos to bring back memories.  Please use the Contact Us page to get in touch if you have something to contribute.

Visit the history page and the reunion pages often, we are adding content often.

This site is Hazy Grey and Under Way.