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Get your 2024 Calendars out and mark these days:

Friday, 8 March, 2024 Working Party at The After Battery Field Day for USSVI Oyster Roast.

Friday 15 March-weather permitting) Setup for USSVI Oyster Roast.

Saturday 16 March 2024, 18:00 USSVI Oyster Roast at the After Battery.

Friday 5 April, 2024 @ 10:00- working party-as needed
Saturday 20 April, 2024 – open and available for campers – the beer will be cold.
Monday April 22,2023, Fish Fry

Tuesday 23 April, 2024 Low Country Boil (aka Frgmore Stew)

Porta-Potties arrive for the Jane Fonda Memorial Wall Construction

Wednesday, 24 April, 2024, ET Bowles Steaks

Thursday 25 April, 2024- BBQ Chicken

Friday, 26, April, 2024-Prime Rib and Scallops
Saturday April 27,2024 Roasted Hog Dinner from 1300-14:00

WWII Vets first served…Combat Vets to follow.

Raffles pulled.
Similar to what our Northern Brothers did this year, we plan to begin
serving chow midweek. Those who come earlier are most welcome but will be on
your own for feeding arrangements.
The galley will be open for use to prepare your own food we just do not plan
to provide and cook for a largely indeterminate number of people during the
early days.
There are several tasks that make events like this successful, and we rely on
those who can and will step up. If you have a role in mind you’d like to
fulfill, please contact Buddha and sign up. If you do not have
a specific task in mind and are willing – please contact Buddha to let him
know what effort and time you can volunteer.
Finally, finding campers for accommodations has become exceedingly difficult
– if you have a line on campers we might rent or even better borrow please
let Buddha know.
We have found that Joint Base Charleston has a few campers available. If you
can line one of these, we will assist in towing it to and from the After
Battery. See: –
Continue to – “Always Act Like a Submarine Sailor”
See you there – Tom

Those On Eternal Patrol

Warren S. (John) Kratz TMCMSS (US Navy Retired)  passed 1/14/22. Rest your oars Shipmate.  Please click on the file below to view words from Robert Johnson TMCM(SS), or click Download to view later.

Robert A Johnson Eulogy to John Kratz (pdf)Download


This IS What A Sailor Bar IS

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USS Haddo 255 Model in Refit

Check out the progress on the USS Haddo 255 in refit!


Sinking of the Skate (pdf)Download

Another Sea Tale – The Scourge (pdf)Download


January 14, 2019

Happy New Year 2019

Words of wisdom from Buddha….We at the After Battery would like to wish everyone within reach of our weekly menu and our web site a very “Happy New Year”. There are many wonderful things that go on through out the yea…

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