History Page 5
Also in 1987 the Billfish participated in Shoot Ex '87 off Bermuda, the following photograph is from this excersize.
In 1988 the Billfish was transferred to Submarine Squadron 4 in conjunction with a refueling overhaul in Charleston.
Submarine Squadron 4
In 1994 Billfish returned to Groton and was assigned to Squadron 2. In 1997 Squadron 4 moved from Charleston to Groton, and Billfish was again assigned to Squadron 4.
Billfish transits the Panama Canal 1996
Photo courtesy of Russ S. who was liaison to the US Special Forces in the canal zone.
He was part of a team tasked with protecting Billfish from a threatened attack by
Greenpeace. The bridge is the 'Bridge of the Americas'
Billfish just prior to deactivation
Billfish Decommissioning Ceremony
Bob Lawler, Captain Richard M.Hughs "MACK", Rich Olswold, Jim Turriff
These guys were launching and commissioning crew @ the
Plankowners say Goodbye to a Friend
From left, Rich Olswold, Jim Castle, Bob Mcgee, Bob Lawler, Kris Anderson , James Turriff
Below is a photo provided by Troy Cawley,
he sent in some great photos from his time on BILLFISH,
panama canal, last transit, med run 97, etc. You can view them by
Billfish's last pass; so long old girl
The following images may be disturbing to sensitive viewers
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) in Bremerton, Washington
These are amazing photos.
ER and AMR2/RC
All sealed up
(fitting the name of the barge is Beluga, we used to call her Billy Beluga Boat)
All ahead 1/3
with her shipmates