USS Simon Lake AS33 Association
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
We continue to build the site as time allows. Check back often. Welcome aboard.
WE ARE SORRY TO REPORT that our ship has completed her final trip and is currently at the scrap yard in Brownsville, TX.
This year's reunion will take on special significance. Pictures of the reunion will be posted as soon as possible after the reunion.
Last Update - October 12, 2019
The 2019 USS Simon Lake Reunion in Savanna, GA is now history. Attendance was up and all enjoyed it and want to attend the 2020 Reunion in Lancaster County, PA in late summer or early fall. Watch for details.
This site is Hazy Grey and Under Way.
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.