- From September
26 till October
2 Saint Petersburg was
visited by a delegation of American submariners and next of kin representing the crews of the
USS Thresher and USS
29 they took
part in Memorial Program events and Service for died on duty Russian and American
submariners which was
held in the St.Nicolas Cathedral and
Russian Naval Academy.
The Program was initiated by Dr. Roger Dunham, his shipmates - former crewmen of USS Halibut, and by our Club.
USS Halibut was engaged in the top secret mission
of search for the
The main purpose of the joint action
was to declare our obligation and gratitude before courage of lost submariners - the heroes and victims of the
Cold war, bringing the sense of most heartfelt condolences to the next of kin of the K-129,
USS Scorpion and USS
One of the participants said: "We are gathered by common sorrow and grievous loss of our lovers and we hope that our loss helped to understand unreason of hate and antagonism among people"
and these word are the best illustration of the spirit of that