This site is a tribute to the United States Guppy Submarines. A class of submarine that "Held the Line" during the cold war.
A very special note of thanks to Jim Christley, who granted me permission to use his Guppy research article "Why is there a "Y" in GUPPY?" and his "Unites States Naval Submarine Force Information Book" 2000. Also, additional information was taken from The Fleet Submarine in the U.S. Navy. Several photos have been obtained from Ron's Submarine World Network and Don Merrigan's Subnet Fleet Archives. Numerous SubVets have provided photos of their submarines. There are some boats without a photo, and if you can provide one, just email it to me. It is my objective to have a photo for each Guppy submarine listed on this site. And, as usual, if you have any recommendations to improve this site, please share them with me.
"Bless those who serve beneath the deep, through lonely hours their vigil keep.
May peace their mission be,
Protect each one we ask of thee.
Bless those at home who wait and pray,
for their return by night and day."
-Rev. Gale Williamson
Guppys tied up in Yokosuka in 1956. Names of
boats are unknown.
Still a GREAT photo!
"A Veteran is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for an amount up to and including LIFE. That is honor, and there are too many people in this country who no longer understand it." (Author Unknown)
Photos are no longer available on each class of Guppy's page.