USS Holland AS-32 Association
The Official Homeport for Crewmembers of the
World Greatest Tender in the U.S. Navy
Awards, Citations, and Campaign Ribbons
Meritorious Unit Citation (4), Battle Efficiency "E"(10), National Defense, Humanitarian Service (2)

USS Holland
Officers 201
  Ship's Store
US Marine

Boat Links 
Photo / Reunion
  Websites of
 Intrest - Navy
Memorial Page

Scuttlebutt means water fountain or, in Navy slang, a rumor or gossip.
Here's an interesting e-mail that I'd receive from one of our association member in California (dated 2010)
I am attaching a article that appeared in today's newspaper. I thought his may be of interest to you and the Association. One of the ships that they are moving to scrap now, appears in the video taken aboard Holland. The ship with the weeds growing on deck is one of them.
This article reminded me that we passed a resolution at the reunion business meeting to send a letter to MARAD requesting that the Association be notified of any changes to Holland's status at Suisun Bay. By the sound of this article, they are starting to remove ships for scraping. Holland's move may be some years away yet, but you never know.
I will be going out to the Reserve Fleet again next Tuesday, Oct. 27th. I do not think we will be going on board Holland. I am to do some videoing for a survey of machine equipment aboard the Tulare AKA 112, for the Hornet. This survey will take all day.
Bob  Schuldheisz

The Sacramento Bee
PDF File

Jose, Found this picture online.. Commanding Office of the USS Holland Oct, 1967 to March 1969. While he serviced on The USS Bergall around 1947.  Thought you may find it interesting..

Lt. jg "Navy Bob" Steele with his catch during the stay in Alaska.   Gene Beaumont adds..."Was that taken when Bergall stopped at Kodiak after her under the ice trials in 1947 and several of the representative fishermen flew to the mainland and brought back representative salmon which all the fishermen on board Bergall had their pictures taken with: or was that a real catch by Navy Bob?"   "Navy Bob" replied... "That was a 13 pound Dolly Varden trout that I caught in NalNeck Alaska and brought back to Pearl Harbor. We cooked it at the Quonset Hut we lived in at Monoloa Ridge Naval Housing. That had been a Naval Hospital during the war. Our Skipper, Tom Kimmel and his family lived there too."
New Flash Folks from the USS Samuel B. Roberts FFG-58

View Letter

 Would like to thank CMC Clyde Riggs of the USS Holland for sharing this info.

 And like he said " My My how things have changed!"

World War II enlisted sailor, 

Alfred Getchell "

Tell it like it was!

BM3 Charles "Boats"Cooper   
"Louis Servin Navarette

EN2 Glenn Cobane 

Charles Attwood
LT Charles D. Kenny
Former WGT crewmember

Welcome to My Blog

I hope that you enjoy following along with me on this journey through a significant part of my life. I will take you from SEA to SEE ( in Sailor 2 Priest.) It will chronicle my life through the use of pictures and the eyes of the editor, yours truly. Thank you, any and all comments are welcome.
HT1 Lance Ferraro
Former WGT crewmember

A Fond Farewell

USS Holland AS-32,

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 1996



Dismantling dry dock offers new hope for Vallejo 
click logoto  view story
The Official  Newsletter of The USS Holland AS-32 Association

The Flying Dutchman

Welcome to the All Hands Archives. Magazine of the U.S. Navy

The first "issue" of All Hands was printed as the Bureau of Navigation News Bulletin No. 1 (dated Aug. 30, 1922). Twenty years later, the title was changed to Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin. As America claimed "Victory in Europe" on the cover of June 1945, the magazine's new banner read, All Hands, and the name stuck.

ENTER All Hands

 Here are some links that
might be helpful to you.
Veterans and Mesothelioma


Mesothelioma Web

USS Holland AS-32

Steven Price

If you have know this shipmate
please contact

The Neither Confirms Nor Deny Policies
Nuclear Diplomacy At Work
2 November 1981 , go to page 20 in PDF
Rattled Old Chief

The Navy Chief noticed a new seaman and barked at him, "Get over here! What's your name sailor?"

 "John," the new seaman replied.

 "Look, I don't know what kind of bleeding-heart pansy crap they're teaching sailors in boot camp nowadays, but I don't call anyone by his first name," the chief scowled. "It breeds familiarity, and that leads to a breakdown in authority. I refer to my sailors by their last names only; Smith, Jones, Baker, whatever. And you are to refer to me as 'Chief'. Do I make myself clear?"

"Aye, Aye Chief!"

"Now that we've got that straight, what's your last name?"

 The seaman sighed. "Darling, My name is John Darling, Chief."

 "Okay, John, here's what I want you to do ......."


Attention on Deck

Norfolk Naval Station 1300 in the parking lot of the Chiefs club.
All station personnel required to fall in for visiting Admiral to inspect upon his arrival.
Master Chief tells Seaman Timmy that he is to go to the main gate and call him at the club when the Admiral comes through the gate, ETA 1345.
 At 1400 Admiral arrives at main gate and SN Timmy rushes over to the vehicle.
 Asks "are you the Admiral that is here for the inspection?" Reply was "Yes I am, why?"
 Seaman Timmy says " just thought I would warn you that the Master Chief expected you at 1345 and you're late. Stand by for an ass chewing."