USS Simon Lake AS33 Association
It is with great sorry we mark the passing of Rear Admiral George Ellis, USN (ret). After graduating from the Naval Academy he was a junior officer on a submarine in the Pacific during WWII. He went on to command several submarines as well as the USS Simon Lake in Holy Loch during the late 1960's. As a flag officer he had several high profile responsibilities. Admiral Ellis lost his 1st wife many years ago and then lost his 2nd wife earlier this year. George and Carol were a great part of many reunions right up to and including 2019 in Georgia. Admiral Ellis, you will be missed. Fair winds and following seas sir, we have the watch.
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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This applies to all shipmates and should be updated to read "ANY MAN OR WOMAN".
ANY MAN WHO MAY BE ASKED IN THIS CENTURY, WHAT HE DID TO MAKE HIS LIFE WORTHWHILE, CAN RESPOND WITH A GOOD DEAL OF PRIDE AND SATISFACTION.
“I SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY”
John F. Kennedy
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WE ARE SORRY TO REPORT that our ship has completed her final trip and has been completely cut up in Brownsville, TX. She will live forever in our hearts.
Last Update - January 6, 2021
The annual USS Simon Lake Reunion is now being planned for September 2021. In 2019 it was voted to hold the next reunion in the Lancaster, PA area. It was a big disappointment not having one in 2020, so we hope to make up for it with a great 2021 reunion. Details will be posted as they become available. SEE YOU IN 2021.
Twin sisters, both gone now.
This site is Hazy Grey and Under Way.
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.