September, 2007. In an effort to make the newsletter a bit nicer looking, I've implemented some software upgrades for the site. This issue is published in the new format. In coming months I'll be tweaking it and adding a better menu scheme. Comments are welcome.
On the subchaser news front: I've been corresponding with the descendant of a subchaser radio man, whose grandfather saved several artifacts from his tour of duty, including a C-tube head set and an actual C-Tube bulb. The rubber bulbs were installed at each end of the C-Tube hydrophone, and carried the sound waves into the metal pipes of the hydrophone. Amazing, that someone has one of these!
Also, adding to the collection of items from SC 227 crewman David James Williams, is a transcript of his diary, covering January 1918 through March 1919. Having run out of time, I'll have to wait for next month's issue to present some other interesting items from chaser crewmen's descendants, including some excellent SC 83 items.
--Todd Woofenden, editor