SSN 661 Images

Images submitted by:
Bruce Barnard, Capt., USAF
(former ET1(SS) USS Lapon 1987 to 1989)
Looking aft off the boat into Holy Loch in Scotland.
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Picture of the Lapon crew partying hard in Haakonsvern Naval Base, Bergen, Norway after we got back from the pole. Things were so expensive in Norway that the base took pity on us poor American sailors and opened their bar for us on base (Corvetten Klub). The people in the picture are, from the left: Lt. Miller, MM3 Neff, FTG1 Bob Emry, HMC "Doc" Mills, the "Chop" (Ensign Supply Corps... his name escapes me now), and RM1 Bill Cronin. I was behind the camera.
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A shot of me standing on the boat in the middle of Holy Loch, Scotland. We were on our way to the North Pole in 1988 when our Low Pressure Blower had big problems, so we pulled into Holy Loch to get it fixed.
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Half-Way Night Menu
This is the menu from "half-way" night in 1988 during our trip to the North Pole.
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As you can see, we had votes for "rent-a-crank" and I proudly promoted Lt. Giessner ... but he took me down with him and I ended up cranking too. As always, it was loads of fun.
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  • Appetizer
    • French Onion Soup
  • Main Course
    • Stuffed Lobster Tail
    • Twice Baked Potatoes
    • Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
  • Dessert
    • Cheesecake topped with strawberry, blueberries or cherries.

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This is the menu from "half-way" night in 1988 during our trip to the North Pole.
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