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TX-CUDA
06-21-2005, 06:50 PM
Greets fellow SH3 fans. Just thought I would let Ya'll in on a good cause that (if you are in the area) might help you keep busy while waiting for the 1.4 upgrade/patch to come out. Right here in Galveston,Texas there is a WW2 Diesel boat that was the FIRST to sink one of the Japanese Carriers (Shokaku) that made the infamous attack on Pearl Harbour. She was moved to Pelican Island just north of Galveston back in '71 and pretty much left to rot. One of her past skippers moved into the Houston area and heard one of his old boats was there and decided to go take a look. What he found was a darn discrace! With the help of many volunteers and tons of sweat and chipped paint the sub is now in better shape than when her Ex Captain sailed on her back in the 50's.
..Every second weekend is considered a "WorkDay" where volunteers come down and continue the effort to bring this old boat closer to complete restoration...as she was when she was decommisioned.

If you might want to help out...or simply check out some very good pics of the work that has gone into the boat I am adding a link to a page that has several links on it that should be of interest.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/features/cavalla/cavalla.htm

Thanks in advance fellow shipmates!

TX-Cuda
WWW.TXSQUADRON.COM

MBeck
06-22-2005, 05:05 AM
Hehehehe...The Wolfpack League spent a night there - Looks like they had great fun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif