N T I N S Locker || Return to OUR
SUBMARINE FORCE HISTORY
actual message sent with a copy to
Submarines, Southwest Pacific from the USS Skipjack
This story of the TOILET PAPER REQUISITION
has been kicking around the sub force for as long as I can recall. I deliberated
whether it rightfully belonged on the N T I N S page or on the HISTORY
page so I have included it here with a return-link to the history page.
A great story and great history too. In my opinion that is.
The USS SKIPJACK message below
was posted on the
World Network BBS by Ron Martini on July 24, 1997.
The following additional background
Information was contributed by Tom
on 21 Dec. 1999.
"The author was LCDR James Wiggin
Coe who had a distinguished record as skipper of S-39 and Skipjack. He
was skipper of Cisco when she was lost with all hands in 1943 on her first
patrol. The letter is posted in the Bowfin museum in Pearl and at the Naval