"Submarine Memorabilia, Inc." Offerings
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4/21/10: A Short Note To Our "Out of Country" Friends and Supporters: In trying to reply to your questions regarding shipping costs, our return email address is quite often being rejected by your servers. The cost for a USPS international priority (small box) mail (which holds up to around 8 DVD's) would be $12.78 for shipment to most countries. If unsure, please send us an email with your enquiry.
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Silent Service DVD's
Twenty two episodes of The Silent Service TV episodes (1957 – 1958) are now available in DVD format to members of the past and present submarine world. Each episode is about 20-25 minutes in length with the ads taken out, and come as 3 episodes per DVD. Quality is good to excellent considering they were B&W issues 52+ years ago. Identify your order of these DVDs on your PayPal order or using section 3 on the order blank if paying by check.
At this point, and after some 30 years of effort, we have no clear cut release from any "supposed" copyright owner (NBC, Paramount, Sony, GE, ad naseum) of these episodes and that is why it reads "suggested donation" for the dollar amounts below. This is also why you don't see these for sale on eBay nor to the "general" audience et al at this time. We're hoping to bury the issue (probably along with me) by the year 2011 and get them to USSVI at that time... Since a "cease and desist letter from NBC (16years ago) we have had the New York Post defend our actions with their editorials (and they're owned by GE which owns NBC = lots of fun over the years). NBC would not, nor could not prove ownership and would not release their right "if any" as our attorney tried to get them to do - so we all wait while the great men these stories tell of are dying out at an exponential speed. We even have a past President of NBC on our side of this fight. Can you imagine "joisting windmills" when you can't get them to stand still?
Silent Service DVD, Volume #1
RE-255 – 474 The Sealion Story
RE-255 – 459 The
RE-255 - 457 Two David's & A Goliath
Silent Service DVD, Volume #2
RE-286 – 520 The Tinosa Story
** RE-255 – 454 Tirante Plays A Hunch
** Pilot Program The Jack At Tokyo
Silent Service DVD, Volume #3
RE-286 – 531 The Tautog Story
** RE-255 – 451 Tigrone Sets A Record
RE-286 – 505 The Bergall’s Revenge
Silent Service DVD,
RE-286 – 507 The Aspro Story
** RE-255 – 448 The Spearfish Delivers
** RE-255 – 455 Tang VS Truk
Silent Service DVD, Volume #5
RE-255 – 471 The Gar Story
RE-255 – 515 The Triton's Christmas
RE-286 – 503 Archerfish Spits Straight
Silent Service DVD, Volume #6
RE-286 – 527 Nautilus And The Nuns
RE-286 - 523 Pargo’s Lucky Seventh
RE-255 – 450 The Batfish Scores
Silent Service DVD, Volume #7
RE-286-538 The Squalus Story
RE-286-516 Hawkbill's Revenge ***
RE-255-466 The Seadragon Story ***
Note ** Those episodes so marked with are "quite grainy" in their appearance since they were taped from a live broadcast over 40 years ago from a low power UHF T.V. station to the receiving television set equipped with "rabbit ears" - BUT - viewing them now reminds us "old guys" of exactly how they looked when we viewed them "live" almost 50 years ago (and why a lot of us ended up on submarines!).
Note *** These two episodes had moving time stamps embedded in the original masters and not being able to remove these we have covered them over with our company logo - at least this way it is not as distracting as before.
Pricing is per "suggested donation" to Submarine Memorabilia (in order for us to continue our efforts at saving and sharing these stories).
Order any single volume for $20.00
Order any two volumes for $39.00
Order any three volumes for $57.00
Order any four volumes for $76.00
Order any five volumes for $95.00
Order any six volumes for $113.00
Order ALL seven volumes: $130.00
For a full set, in addition to the above pricing please add $5.00 for Shipping via boxed, USPS priority, small flat rate mail.
International shipping (see note top of this page), as per quoted cost via USPS Priority Mail, International, small flat rate box.
See our new, special introductory Silent Service episode under Navy Log Disc #7 (below)
Navy Log TV Series
Copies of the original 105 episodes produced are difficult at best to find. We now have collected twenty five of these stories and are offering them on six DVDs. The twenty five episodes included in these six Volumes of Navy Log are:
Volume #1 Volume #4
Web Feet War of the whale boats
Helium Umbrella After you Ludwig
The Pollywog of Yosu Sky Pilot
Operation Typewriter Fatal Crest
Volume #2 Volume #5
Death of Dillinger-San Demos the Greek
Incident at Formosa Buzzy Boy
Fire at Sea Florida Weekend
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Commander & the bird
Volume #3 Volume #6
Operation 3 in 1 Leave
PT-109 Lonely Watch
The Pentagon Story Operation Hideout (*episode is rough)
Special: Disc #7 contains a Silent Service episode entitled "Sea Nettle VS the U Boat" and a Navy Log episode entitled "Captains Choice" (re: our submarine USS Barb). This "shorter disc is offered at only $9.99 +$2 S&H (U.S. only).
All of these episodes were filmed in black and white and have good sound and clarity*, each disc is approximately 2 hours in length. Each of the six volumes are $10.00. Shipping is $2.00 total whether ordering 1 to 3 volumes, all six volumes for $5 by boxed priority mail. Turn around time from receipt of order to mailing will be about 2 business days maximum. Identify your order of any or all of these DVDs using section 3 on the order blank or on your PayPal order. One of Clint Eastwood's 1st film ventures is one of these episodes.
Great Submarine Movies
This is only a "partial" list of those (mostly) submarine movies that we have on hand (from 1916 on up). If you are looking for anything else, please email your request and we will try to fill your needs. All movies are offered "collector to collector"... (email@example.com). Our movies are sent to you without "fancy graphics", just the title, date, stars and a short synopsis on our company background DVD as the sample picture below shows. ANY movie (unless otherwise noted) is just $9.99 with $2.00 shipping. If you order four or more movies, you total shipping charge is only $5 and will be sent by priority boxed mail.
"Diesel Boats Forever Tribute" DVD A 23 minute DVD copy of the presentation made during the USSVI 2007 Alaskan cruise honoring the 149 initial Qualification diesel boats for each of the submariners signed up for the cruise. Included in this very moving presentation are pictures of the boats, their battle flag and/or ship’s patch, submarine tenders, submarine bases, and some other great pictures and paintings, all with a great naval musical background.
NOTE: All of these movies are only $9.99 each (unless otherwise indicated) with $2.00 S&H charge within the U.S., ($4.00 International) - please indicate which you movie(s) that you are paying for in the remarks block of your PayPal submittal.
War Patrol Reports
For the first time ever the total collection of WWII U.S. Naval Submarine War Patrol Reports are now available in PDF/JPEG format via DVDs/CDs. These reports have been languishing in the outdated microfiche /microfilm format since the late 60's - almost 50 years now. This offering is the culmination of a massive effort to have those microfilm records of some 255 submarines, making over 1,600 WWII war patrols brought up to current digital technology. To purchase your own microfiche copies from the National Archives, your cost would be over $4,900.00 for some 63,000 pages. All of these pages printed up (single sided) would result in a book over 22 feet long!
The general public, researchers, authors and submarine veterans alike will all benefit for years to come by being able to have easy access to these reports preserved in their “as written/as is” form. This is a snapshot of history at its best, written when and where it occurred with specific details that will take the reader back through time and bring them aboard that particular submarine as each occurrence happened.
HOW TO ORDER: You may order the reports for one sub, several subs, or the full collection of WWII. For mailing in your order, use the order form above. Print out the Blank Ordering Form (above) enter in your information as noted, enclose your payment and mail to the address as indicated. If using PayPal, follow instructions above.
NOTE: 9/1/09 - We now have the ENTIRE collection of war patrol reports available on just FOUR DVD's in a "compressed .pdf" format for the extremely low price of $79.95 for the entire collection - this is obviously a much more cost efficient method of purchase than ordering a single boat or even several at a time! Not a PayPal user? This is the safest and fastest method of purchase these days, check out the fatcs at their website www.paypal.com (buyers pay NO fees)!
"Before and After" Picture: Microfiche/film Boxes -vs- DVD Set (now on 4 DVD's)
A major factor in starting this whole project was to be able to provide a copy of the War Patrol Records to all the WW II Submarine veterans for the patrols they made. All of the war patrol reports will be sent in PDF (Adobe reader) format making it much easier to view, unless the JPG format is specifically requested!
The WWII U.S. Submarine War Patrol Reports DVD collection has been assigned an ISBN number of 13: 978-0-615-17769-4 for those of you needing this information for your purchase order. The entire set of all these war patrol reports (63,000 pages) can be yours in .pdf compressed format on four DVD's for just $79.95 + $6 Shipping by priority, boxed mail.
War Patrol Appendices (New 1/22/08)
Additionally, we have just converted an additional 15 reels of archived microfilm consisting of close to 2000 pages containing War Patrol information arranged in the following folder categories:
1. By name of submarine
2. By name of commanding officer
3. By date of departure on patrol
4. By commanding officer (detailed)
5. By boat and patrol number
6. By date and hour of attack
7. By position of attack
8. By target type
9. By date and hour of enemy contact
10. By position of enemy contact
11. By lifeguard rescue of pilots
12. Counterattacks by boat and patrol
13. Counterattacks by date and hour
14. Counterattacks by degree of damage sustained
15. Counterattacks by position
These microfilm records were NOT part of the original war patrol reports and make for some very interesting and therefore most useful appendices. We are offering all of these appendices on one DVD in PDF format for $19.95 + $2 S&H (with shipping by USPS 1st class, U.S. only). Note: These appendices are included FREE when ordering the above war patrol DVD's...
Other SM® Offerings
Beautifully crafted brass dolphins: (2 3/4" across) offered at only $6.00 each with discounts available for quantities over half a dozen. These are heavy wall, not some cheap "bendable" thin metal. Pin mounting. Please email requests prior to filling in order form (above)
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time for further details.
Thank You For Your Ongoing, Continued Support,
John Clear EMC (SS) USN Ret.