Guestbook 1: Israeli Submarines

Total: 214 guests
1998-07-26 -- 2000-08-22
Name: Harry Brannan
Website:
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From: USA
Time: 2000-08-22 02:44:06
Comments: Shalom! Enjoyed Israeli Submarine Website. Served as NDT (welding) Inspector aboard submarine tender U.S.S. Dixon in 1970's. Am interested in submarines of all navies and eras. Will revisit your website periodically for updates. Hope to visit Israel in next several years, possibly make Aliyah. L'hitra ot!

Name: FRANCO LUC
Website:
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From: BELGIUM
Time: 2000-08-19 21:45:29
Comments: NEVER,never,never forget this mans... heroes from your contry thanks for him

Name: Peace Friend
Website:
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From: Cairo,Egypt
Time: 2000-08-17 23:34:20
Comments: i pray for peace to all the world , then we won't need any kind of war machines no MORE , NO MORE . or i m just dreamer, i don't know .

Name: Dick Kanning CWO USN(Ret)
Website: None
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From: Sanford NC
Time: 2000-08-17 15:59:49
Comments: With the demise of the Kursk, It is fitting for ALL Submariners of ALL nations to pause and respect those of our fellow comrades of the deep who remain on eternal patrol. From a retired US Submariner (SS-240, SSGN-587, SSBN-640 and SSN-665)

Name: Jonathan Powis
Website:
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From: British Navy
Time: 2000-08-01 20:11:06
Comments: Nil

Name: Rick Monfrini
Website:
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From: Texas
Time: 2000-07-29 06:45:37
Comments: You have a great site. I never realized Israel had such experience with submarines until I read the history offered on your pages.

Name: Haim Kfir Kufert
Website:
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From: Flotilla veteran
Time: 2000-06-26 10:54:57
Comments: A wonderful and most interesting site, your work on making our small flotilla known all over the world through the net deserves all the possible compliments. Best regards to all!!!

Name: Gabriel Moliterno
Website:
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From: I was born in Uruguay, now live in the U.S.
Time: 2000-06-21 01:18:58
Comments: I want to say that I'm glad that there is an online memorial for these fallen Isreali soldiers. It is sad what happened to them; but thankfully they are now in good hands. Also, I want to say that this is an excellent submarine website. You definitely deserve an award for creating an elaborate and interesting site.

Name: Bruce Brown
Website: Nauticos Corporation
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: USA
Time: 2000-06-09 19:37:25
Comments: Excellent tribute to the crew of DAKAR. I was in charge of the Vessel ARGONAUT and the ROV REMORA 6000 for the discovery of the wreck of DAKAR.

Name: N.Kaye - Nosan
Website:
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From: Hertfordshire, UK
Time: 2000-06-06 17:17:22
Comments: To all those brave Boy's and Girl's who have lost their lives for Israel. SHALOM and REST IN PEACE................................ Ulpan 1966.MaganMichael,SdotYum.........................

Name: Lieutenant Phil Solomon RANR
Website:
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From: Victoria Australia
Time: 2000-06-04 03:42:06
Comments: Great page and a fitting memorial to the Dakar and crew. Best wishes to fellow submariners from Down Under. Phil Solomon, Royal Australian Navy Submarine Squadron (Retired)

Name: Howard Weinstein -- Zvi Ben Nawchum Ha Kohen
Website:
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From: Philadelphia PA USA
Time: 2000-05-18 14:46:29
Comments: Ulpan - Ashdot Ya'acov Meuchad - 1974 -Submarine Service USN - 1975 - 1982 -- USS Richard B Russell SSN-687, USS Pargo SSN-650, USS Dolphin SS-555 - My Respects to All Israeli Submarine Sailors - Fair winds and following Seas

Name: Francois Maltais
Website:
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From: Quebec
Time: 2000-05-14 20:15:20
Comments: This Dolphin sub looks realy realy mean. The irony of it's national origin is a bit disturbing however, if the chain of knowledge regarding the ways to build a boomer was unbroken since WW2 chosing germany gave Israely navy the certitude of having a top noch submarine. Great site.

Name: Keith Largue
Website:
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From: Co. Durham UK
Time: 2000-05-11 21:45:58
Comments: I served on HMS/M Totem while she was in the RN then done escape inspections on the Dakar while in Faslane please accept my sympathies for the lost crew

Name: Andrew Brown
Website:
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From: Western Australia
Time: 2000-04-28 06:36:09
Comments: I SERVED IN RN SUBMARINE AND WAS ON BASE STAFF IN FASLANE WHILE DAKAR WAS DOING HER WORK UP. CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES OF THE CREW OF DAKAR.

Name: Robert Patrick Jr.
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Gettysburg, Pa., USA
Time: 2000-04-23 16:05:53
Comments: Great work on the site, please pass on my best wishes to the families of this tradgedy. Please keep updating the site with new info of the salvage operation.

Name: R. J. Patrick, Sr.
Website:
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From: SubVets -TriState Base PA
Time: 2000-04-17 21:37:44
Comments: Richard B. Mendelson alerted me to the site. He and I are Chaplain's for our respective Submarine Veterans Bases and life long friends. The persistence of the INS search effort is in keeping with the tradition of honoring those who have gone before us and paid for our freedoms. I'm proud to be included in this brotherhood of submariners and to have been included in this remembrance of these heros. I will pray for a calm resolution to the issue of salvage and burial. The time honored tradition for men of the sea is to remain with the vessel (if the vessel remains at sea). However, if the vessel is salvaged, a suitable and honored interment should be attempted if there are any remains found.From a mariners perspective, I hope that God has been merciful to return the "dust" to the dust and allow those souls to rest with Him, undisturbed by our emotions and well wishes. + Aye, Bob Patrick

Name: Jim Mandelblatt
Website: USS REQUIN (SS-481/SSR-481) Home Page
Referred by: From a Friend
From: USA
Time: 2000-04-17 16:11:54
Comments: Great site...glad these valiant heroes are remembered.

Name: Gilbert M Bohannon Jr
Website: USS Torsk SS-423 Homepage
Referred by: From a Friend
From: USA
Time: 2000-04-17 14:41:34
Comments: Recommended by Richard "Guns" Mendelson. This page is an incredible tribute to the men who lost their lives on DAKAR. May they rest in peace.

Name: Jack Shafer
Website:
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From: Sackets Harbor, NY, USA
Time: 2000-04-17 13:23:44
Comments: Fair Winds and Following Seas for all who sailed on the INS DAKAR. MMCS(SS) Jack Shafer USN(RET)

Name: Bruce Broseker
Website: USS Thresher SS-200 HomePage
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Linthicum, MD
Time: 2000-04-17 12:29:53
Comments: Excellent page. A fine tribute to the sailors of the INS Dakar.

Name: Frank Palmer
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From:
Time: 2000-04-16 23:54:13
Comments: Referred to this page by Dick Mendelson. Great site about a terrible tragedy! May they rest in peace.

Name: Dave Eberhart
Website:
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From: Merriam, Kansas
Time: 2000-04-16 22:11:09
Comments: Found this site on Ron Martini's Submarine BBS. In 66' we nested with 3 British "T" class at HMS Dolphin. Got to tour one. If memory serves me, the T-class boat surfaced to manually raise the snorkel from its horizontal position in the deck. The boat would then dive again. This site holds meaning to all boat sailors of any nation. Will pass it on to all I meet.

Name: Ron Craven
Website:
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From: Chicago
Time: 2000-04-16 19:16:18
Comments: To the crew of the Dakar from an old sub sailor. Sailors rest your oars

Name: Ron Martini
Website: Submarine World Network
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Sheridan, WY USA
Time: 2000-04-14 22:44:49
Comments: Via Richard Mendelson recommendation and I'm glad I stopped by. Thank you I will place this page on the largest submarine page in the world..

Name: Larry Derouin
Website: Torskdoc's Submarine Site
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Baltimore, Maryland
Time: 2000-04-14 22:11:52
Comments: Great site. Richard "GUNS" Mendelson reminded me about the site. Dick will make sure Dakar is remembered during our memorial services on TORSK in Baltimore. Larry Derouin "Torskdoc" ex HN/USN USSVI CAPITOL, Internet, Chesapeake Bases.

Name: Paul Meinke
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Maryland, USA
Time: 2000-04-14 12:07:06
Comments: My friend Richard Mendelson gave me the URL and suggested I take a look at what I can say is another GREAT WEB PAGE dedicated to fellow submariners that have paid the ultimate price.

Name: Joseph Young
Website:
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From: Calif. USA
Time: 2000-04-14 09:49:48
Comments: I could not find the place to log on in english.

Name: ltjg casey woods
Website:
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From: Jacksonville Florida, USA
Time: 2000-04-14 02:19:55
Comments: A very enjoyable site. The Dolphins are lethal subs, very impressive.

Name: Richard Mendelson
Website: Burrfish
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From: Rockville, Maryland USA
Time: 2000-04-14 02:17:19
Comments: I have been checking this site since it started. As the Rabbi (elected only) of the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. it was my pleasure to include some words about the Dakar at our Memorial service held aboard the USS Torsk. In Baltimore, Maryland. As an American and Israeli I feel a deep sorrow for those who went down with the Dakar.

Name: Jukka Koivistoinen
Website:
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From: Helsinki, Finland
Time: 2000-04-12 17:44:36
Comments: Thank's for your sites!

Name: Dr. Wolfgang Planitz
Website:
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From: Germany
Time: 2000-04-09 18:39:00
Comments: I was one of the engineers involved in the commissioning and I am grateful to get some pictures of the ship I worked on. Thank You for this homepage!!

Name: David Cassie Ex RN
Website:
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From: Gosport Hampshire UK.
Time: 2000-03-29 21:57:10
Comments: It was with great regret that I visited your website. I made some good freinds whilst serving on the INS Rahav and INS Tanin. In Particular a very good freind was lost Chop Ofek. We shared some good times together and I have some good memories. I was the RN. Radio and radar Chief Mech and spent many happy years training with you. My Condolences to all those lost on Dakar. Yet thankful for some happy memories.

Name: Tom Anderson
Website:
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From: Benicia,California,USA
Time: 2000-03-22 05:32:50
Comments: Would you please contact me. I emailed you pictures under you Yahoo address and it was returned. Thank Yo Tom Anderson

Name: Marc Eden
Website:
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From: London England
Time: 2000-03-14 17:11:12
Comments: I am interested to know if any of the family members have written a book on this famous & tragic event.

Name: Alon
Website:
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From: Israel
Time: 2000-03-13 12:02:19
Comments: Nice site It's about time some one made a memorial page for the Dakar sub

Name: V.Roger Brown
Website:
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From: Edmonton, Alberta
Time: 2000-02-23 05:08:55
Comments: I have always been interested in all aspects of Israeli society especially their military strengths. King David was my childhood hero and Israel has a softspot in my heart

Name: J. Ressler
Website:
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From: USA
Time: 2000-02-22 05:20:30
Comments: excellent coverage of the INS Dolphin Class Submarines.

Name: john gundersen
Website:
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From: australia
Time: 2000-02-16 11:38:57
Comments: I am ex-R.A.N. and was looking for photo's of warships. Sorry if I stept on anyone's toes!

Name: ROBERT E. SPANGLER
Website:
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From: Dallas, Texas U.S.A.
Time: 2000-02-10 20:37:33
Comments: I served aboard the latest US fast attack submarine of its class in the mid 70's. The USS Los Angeles that is now homeported in Hawaii. I have been keeping track of the DAKAR legacy for some time now. I hope that finding her will finally ease the burden that has been with the families of the gallant seamen that gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country & faith. Being & Ex-submariner and having been on many tours, I know that it is not always the best of times. But I would not give anything for the time I served. God bless all of you AMEN!!

Name: Petty Officer Gord Malcolm, Submariner
Website:
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From: Halifax, Canada
Time: 2000-02-03 01:49:14
Comments: As a serving submariner in the Canadian Navy, I have always felt that the loss of a fellow dolphin-wearer pains submariners everywhere. I offer my sympathies to the families of the DAKAR, and rejoice that the lost have been found. Peace.

Name: Ronald McCarthy
Website:
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From: usa
Time: 2000-02-01 17:02:20
Comments: I am an ex-submariner and look at submarine news,and events. It is only recently that we can find our lost submarines. This is the time frame when I myself was in us submarines and had friends on Thresher, and Scorpion. I know what these losses are like.

Name: D.J. Matan Bochner
Website: D.J. Matan's Website
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From: Israel
Time: 2000-01-23 19:34:20
Comments: Great Website ... I found it very intresting and special ! great building and graphices Go On Keep that way......... Matan Bochner :-)

Name: Jacob Serraf
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Montreal, Canada
Time: 2000-01-23 03:10:31
Comments: I served 5 years on the Rahav (1959-1964). It was an unforgettable experience for me to serve in the Israeli Submarine. I had a great time with a great crew and a wonderful Commander. I would love to hear from crew members of the Rahav. I think this memorial is a wonderful tribute to the men who perished in the Dakar. May their souls rest in eternal peace. Jacob Serraf

Name: Edward Bates
Website:
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From: Brisbane, Australia
Time: 2000-01-22 12:39:23
Comments: I am an ex sailor of the Royal Navy. I found your site to be most memorable and moving. God Bless your submariners and all those other sailors who lie beneath the waves. My condolences go to the families of all those lost.

Name: Joel Nagle
Website:
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From: Tallahassee, Florida
Time: 2000-01-21 04:31:58
Comments: You have an excellent site with a memorial that does great justice to the sailors who lost their lives in the tragic Dakar loss. 1968 was a tragic year for subs in peacetime; the US Navy lost the Scorpion, the French the Minerve, the Russians the K-129, and the Israelis the Dakar. There is a memorial website for the Scorpion (SSN 589) the webaddress is: www.txoilgas.com/589.html May they rest in peace.

Name: bert phillips
Website:
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From: uk now canada
Time: 2000-01-06 14:50:39
Comments: I served on Tanin 1959 as L/S UC2 out of Portland. this is a very good sight I was also privilaged to go board Dakar for dinner the night she sailed for the last time from Faslane. God bless and good luck to you sbmariners . Always keep your bilges dry and the bubble in the middle

Name: Jan Pettersson
Website:
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From: Finland
Time: 1999-12-29 13:52:39
Comments: An exellent site! A great tribute to a the navy of a great nation.

Name: Larry Reedman
Website:
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From: Australia
Time: 1999-12-26 07:31:36
Comments: I remember the DAKAR being lost in 1968. I was in the UK and had completed my Submarine training. On the 14th December 1967, I had just finished the decommissioning cruise as an Able Seaman on the submarine HMS Thermopylae. We had done a quick trip to Amsterdam. I seem to recollect, though vaguely, as it is over 31 years ago, that the "new" boats for Israel were at HMS Dolphin at that time. I left for my new posting in Scotland to join the new Australian submarine HMAS Otway not long after. The news, in January 1968 about the loss of the Dakar, was devastating to all of us young submariners as we were to do a similar trip by sailing the Otway to Australia later that year. The remote chance of a collision with a surface ship is always in the back of your mind when at sea in a submarine. In 1972 I was in the Far East on another Australian submarine, HMAS Onslow. During a night exercise we were involved in a collision with a surface ship, HMS Leopard, while at periscope depth. Our Attack periscope was bent as a result of the incident. I was in the control room, on the helm and can still remember most of what went on during that minute or so of time. It could have been much worse so I thank my lucky stars for being alive today. The Dakar probably had a similar experience but with a much bigger ship. There is a very fine line between winning and loosing in that situation. My thoughts go out to the families and friends of the lost Dakar sailors, as they did before, almost 32 years ago. Kind Regards, Larry Reedman.

Name: Tom Dettweiler
Website:
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From: Nauticos Corporation
Time: 1999-12-20 04:24:51
Comments: A beautiful memorial site to the brave crew of INS DAKAR. I am thankful that Nauticos was able to play a role in finding her final resting place, and want to also acknowledge our partners, Phoenix Marine, Williamson and Associates, the U.S. Navy, EDT Towing and Salvage, and of course the Israeli Navy. Tom Dettweiler

Name: william wellner
Website:
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From: amelia va.
Time: 1999-12-18 23:04:56
Comments: am reading a herman wouk novel, mentioned the dakar--am curios as to what class sub this was-- i served on the uss toro ss 422 --tench class

Name: Bill Mahoney
Website:
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From: Near Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Time: 1999-12-17 18:40:24
Comments: During the sixties, whislt I was an apprentice in Portsmouth Dockyard, I worked on the conversion of both Leviathan (ex HMS Turpin) and Dakar (ex HMS Totem). Naturally, we were very sad to hear of the loss of the submarine Dakar en route to Haifa and extend sympathies to the families of all concerned. Indeed, I am told that that was a sad year for Submarines with the loss of three others including one French one within weeks of Dakar.

Name: Worthen
Website:
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From: Enfield Connecticut USA
Time: 1999-12-12 21:52:41
Comments: You have a very well put together site. Scanning the many nationalities in this guest book is a good indicator of how far your tribute to the crew of the Dakar has traveled. Shalom, and may they rest in Peace.

Name: Meir Sasson
Website:
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From: Jerusalem
Time: 1999-12-04 16:48:42
Comments: This is a great site. I enjoyed looking at the pictures. I served on the rahav submarine as a banatznik. It brought back many memories from a great period in my service. Thanks!

Name: Marc Liebhold
Website:
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From: Pennsylvania USA
Time: 1999-12-04 03:14:37
Comments: Years ago, I read about the INS Dakar but could never find any information about her or her crew. Thank you very much for providing this outstanding website! I was very surprised and happy to see your new Dolphin class of subs. They look outstanding and I'm sure they will serve Israel well. As a Jew and a former US Paratrooper, I am saddened at the loss of the Dakar and her crew. May they rest in honored glory. I hope one day we will know the circumstances behind her loss. Best wishes to all of you.

Name: Erez Milles
Website:
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From: Israel
Time: 1999-12-03 21:02:53
Comments: éåôé ùàì àúø àåøé!!!! çæ åàîõ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ìçéé äöåììåú ùáãøê

Name: Bert Phillips
Website:
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From: UK , now Canada
Time: 1999-12-02 23:11:01
Comments: I was a RN sonar rate on the Tanin at Portland in 1959. I was a guest for dinner on the Dakar the last night she was in Faslane.There are few things that make sence when fellow submariners are lost especialy when you know a lot of them. What hurts the most is you have no where to put a headstone or lay flowers, but you must alway,s believe that you will one day be together again where no one can every hurt you.

Name: cici
Website:
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From: texas
Time: 1999-11-28 22:04:38
Comments: I am doing a project in school about Israel, i think this will help ALOT. I am also Jewish and just want to learn about intersting thing like this. My brother just joined the US Navy a few months ago. I feel kinda freaked after reading this story, it makes me scared for him, but I can also sympathize with the other families out there sorta, I think it great that they put up such a great memorial for the lost ones, may they rest in peace.

Name: Uri Boneh
Website:
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From: Israel
Time: 1999-11-24 18:36:28
Comments: I'm a 17 years old guy from Israel. and I will soon have 4 days of tests (gibush) to the submarines unit. your site helped me to learn more about the history of the naval and the history of the submarines units - thank you fot that.

Name: Ian Hutt
Website:
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From: London, Ont. Canada
Time: 1999-11-24 10:17:58
Comments: An impressive website. I am currently in the process of learning more about Israeli history, and your site has taught me a great deal. Thank you. Being a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, I can sympathize with the trials of coping with a small national military budget. But, we make do with what we have. The Dolphins are an impressive piece of kit though, and I hope they provide years of protection for the nation of Israel. Rest in peace, brave submariners. -Cpl. Ian Hutt, 1st Hussars, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps.

Name: Tarrab Elie
Website:
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From: haifa
Time: 1999-11-11 00:51:22
Comments: for the 69 men

Name: Anthony Ho
Website:
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From: Singapore
Time: 1999-11-05 06:12:41
Comments: The Republic of Singapore Navy should be receiving its first submarine, RSS Centurion, from Sweden next year. Among 4 purchased, the Centurion is ex-Sjoormen class. Any thoughts on the type?

Name: Martin Shalek
Website: Martin's Collectable Crafts
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From: Nashua, NH
Time: 1999-11-04 22:08:28
Comments: G_d bless them all.

Name: Vlad Benzion Blanshey
Website:
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From: Atlanta, GA USA
Time: 1999-11-03 16:04:07
Comments: Every lost Jewish life is a tragedy of our extended family. We have to believe that we all will be united as one family in the World to Come. Including those lost in the Sea.

Name: Felipe Bravo
Website:
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From: CHILE, SOUTH AMERICA
Time: 1999-10-29 23:30:08
Comments: Im a chilean Navy submariner, 1st Lieutenant. I feel a lot of respect and admiration of the proud way in which you remember your lost men.

Name: Fredrik A Limacher
Website:
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From: Australia
Time: 1999-10-29 04:55:46
Comments: Farewell friends! It is good to know that you are nearly home now.

Name: Ed Sherman
Website:
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From: Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA
Time: 1999-10-27 00:01:51
Comments: I was Sonar Technician Second Class aboard the USS Darter (SS-576) in January 1968. We were in the closing days of our "Med. Cruise" and ready to go home to Charleston, South Carolina and our next to the last port was Gibraltar. While there, I met a couple of sailors off the "Dakar" and shared a few drinks and "sea stories" with them. I don't remember their names after almost 32 years, but that doesn't decrease the feeling of kinship with all submarine sailors and the sorrow at their loss in particular. 1968 was a bad year for submarines and I felt too uncomfortable about the fact that along with sharing a port with the "Dakar", we were also in port in Toulon, France with the French submarine "Minerve" which was also lost in the Mediterranean while we were there. It was nice to find this tribute to the "Dakar", and be able to add these comments. May they rest in peace!

Name: Tami
Website: Submarine Wives Club
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From: Groton, CT
Time: 1999-10-24 19:42:06
Comments: Nice Site. I am the Director of the Submarine Wives Club. We are a support group for all wives, girlfriends and family members of submariners worldwide; past, present and future. We currently have over 700 members from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and South Africa. We are always looking for new members.

Name: CDR Cindy R. Snow, USNR (Ret)
Website:
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From: California
Time: 1999-10-15 23:04:42
Comments: Very interesting site, well organized. Good job on the tribute to INS Dakar.

Name: Dennis Hylton
Website:
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From: Oxford England
Time: 1999-10-10 15:57:13
Comments: I was serving in the Royal Navy on the TRUNCHEON when she was bought by you and re-named DOLPHIN. She was a good boat albeit a bit old by that time. She was my first boat and I have often wondered what happened to her,and now I know thanks to your excellent Web Site. Thank you very much.

Name: Robert L. Blonder
Website:
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From: Los Angeles, California, United States
Time: 1999-10-10 03:39:15
Comments: Shalom

Name: Tom Shingleton
Website: Uss Turner DD/DDR 834
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From: Ohio - USA
Time: 1999-10-08 23:52:55
Comments: Very nice website,enjoyed the visit. Check out the Turner 834 History, it was involved in the search for Dakar.

Name: Johannes Marg
Website:
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From: Germany
Time: 1999-10-05 10:07:21
Comments: Most interesting web page! Hope that the "Dolphins" will serve you well!

Name: Cohen Cellina
Website:
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From: The Medical School, Jerusalem
Time: 1999-10-03 17:15:10
Comments: very interesting to read about and to see the pictures

Name: Roger Hardwicke
Website:
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From: Perth Australia
Time: 1999-10-02 12:09:39
Comments: Great site I was one of two Australian Navy personnel who paid off HMS Truncheon and did the handover of her as INS Dolphin she still in my heart as she was my first boat and I was the scatcher on her. I brought HMAS Onslow back to Aussie but never forgot Truncheon (Dolphin).

Name: Yossi Sharoshi
Website:
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From: Kiriat Ata - Israel
Time: 1999-09-23 08:22:27
Comments: Hi, My name is Yossi and I served at the Israeli Navy between the years 1982 -1987, during these years I served on the I.N.S Eilat and as a trainer - teacher in the Navy training base. Since then and until today I'm teaching at the Submarine school. This is an excellent Web site, very well put together and well written. Even for me, who (think that) knows the history of the Israeli navy & submarine, it was very interesting. The memory of the 69 sailors of the Dakar will always be with us and this site is an excellent memorial monument for them. You've done an excellent work and I hope you will keep on updating the site.

Name: willy (zeev) livnat #225
Website:
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From: israel
Time: 1999-09-12 21:44:06
Comments: This is bringing me back 30 years!! As a submariner on the "TANIN",under the command of Zeev Almog, it means a lot to me to see and read the letters coming from all over the glob sharing with us the lost of the DAKAR,and in the same time reciving a short lesson of our Israeli naval history. - "KO LEKHAY & KOL HAKAVOD!!!"

Name: חן חדשי
Website:
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From: משמר-העמק
Time: 1999-09-04 22:07:08
Comments: . 992

Name: eti ezra
Website:
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From: Israel
Time: 1999-09-03 15:56:26
Comments: Yehezkel was my uncle. I have never met him, becaude this tradegy happened before I was born. In spite that, I have always felt deep sorrow for the loss of the Dakar, and especially for the fact I haven't got the chance to meet such a lovely person.

Name: Sheridan Ellis-Brown
Website:
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From: Florida
Time: 1999-09-03 05:44:39
Comments: Ex US Navy Submarines, surfing the net

Name: Naomi
Website:
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From: California, USA
Time: 1999-09-01 23:08:01
Comments: Nicely done web site. I was in Israel on May 28, 1999 when the announcement of the finding of the Dakar's wreck was made. Everyone was glued to the television, tears in their eyes. Mine included. May the families finally find some peace.

Name: erik l. sager
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: virginia U.S.A.
Time: 1999-08-31 02:09:51
Comments: IT IS A NICE SUBMARINE. IT MAKES ME THINK THAT MAYBE IT IS THE WORLDS FIRST DEASLE ELECTIC BLISTIC SUBMARINE I GLAD TO KNOW THAT THE I.D.F IS PREPARED FOR EVERYTHING IN THE WAY OF WAR. AS TO NOT REPEATE THE MISTAKE OF NOT BEING PREPARED FOR WAR SUCH AS IT WAS IN THE 1973 YOUM KIPOR WAR. I THINK THE IDF SHOULD DEVELOP A MORE OFFENCE CAPABLITY. I WISH SREAL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE PEACE AND SECURITY ALWAYS.

Name: Hugh Brian McGavin
Website:
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From: Canada
Time: 1999-08-26 05:30:31
Comments: As a Canadian, I served on the Truncheon for two years during the 60's. I would like to say a heartfelt hello to all of the guys-especially to you,Ted, Pete Moynett, and Goerdie. I would love to hear from any of you.

Name: Yossi Birman
Website:
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From: Israel
Time: 1999-08-24 15:17:43
Comments: It's a great site that you have built!!!

Name: R ussell Taylor
Website:
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From:
Time: 1999-08-21 13:34:17
Comments: As the ex Upholder class outside MEA and simulator instructor on Upholder class I recognise the advantage of quiet conventionally powered platforms. I am curently working on the new Astute nuclear submarine design but feel the UK will rue the day they decommissioned the Upholder boats. Good luck for your website and the Dolphin boats.

Name: Carole Stoner (nee Luke)
Website:
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From: Portsmouth, England
Time: 1999-08-19 22:20:00
Comments: I lost my true love on the Dakar, his name is Yeheskiel Sasson,he was from Ness Ziona. A wonderful man, I have never forgotten, he brought me so much love and happiness, I still miss him and love him. He will always live on in my Heart and my soul.We had made plans to marry and spend our life together, but fate was cruel.But I still have my happy memories of when we were together, and I am so grateful that I was fortunate to love and to be loved, by such a wonderful man.May Yeheskiel, and the Dakar crew now rest in peace,and never be forgotten! God Bless them all!

Name: Markku Saarikko
Website:
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From: Finland
Time: 1999-08-04 01:18:46
Comments: Very fine site. "Serious" info, but also humor. Im an IDF - badges collector, probably the only one in Finland ? I do collect some other "countries" also, but IDF is # 1. Very interesting although identifying has driven me "semi" crazy. I served in the Navy -76. Finland has no Submarines, shame. Maybe in future ? A couple one would not do any harm...? In case absolutely necessary... Very Best Regards from Finland, Markku

Name: Greg Hutchinson
Website:
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From: South Africa
Time: 1999-08-01 21:36:11
Comments: I was told by my 1st leut, as I am also an Active Submariner for the last 22years onboard the Daphne Class Submarine's in Simonstown, RSA. May all the families have piece of mind.

Name: Christopher
Website:
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From:
Time: 1999-07-31 19:37:38
Comments: I am glad that the lost ship was finally found!

Name: Guy Stitt
Website: AMI International Naval Analysts & Advisors
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From: Bremerton, WA USA
Time: 1999-07-23 21:42:55
Comments: Saw your reference to AMI International on the Dolphin Characteristics. Thanks. Great collection of photos and discussion articles. Helps highlight some of the issues that relate to the questions many have on how these boats might be used.

Name: jacky
Website:
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From:
Time: 1999-07-23 11:38:57
Comments: Your additions are tres interesting --- hate to sound patronizing -- but some small english corrections could be made -- such as twice instead of 2 times and stuff like that - but again you do a great job!!! and it is very interesting

Name: David Chindler
Website:
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From: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Time: 1999-07-20 10:32:29
Comments: Probably, the most beautiful,touching and moving memorial dedicated to the sailors of the Israeli Navy Submarine DAKAR, I have ever seen. May God bless, guide and protect their souls. David Chindler.

Name: RICHARD MAGURES
Website:
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From: POULSBO, W.A. U.S.A.
Time: 1999-07-20 02:07:24
Comments: I like your site alot I hope to join the navy soon. I am now a U.S.N.S.C.C. United States Navel Sea Cadet Corp.

Name: ETC(SS) PETE MC LEAN (USN-ret)
Website:
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From: Bremerton, Wa., USA
Time: 1999-07-20 01:58:52
Comments: As a crewmember who assisted in the turnover of a former US boat to the Israelis, I have an interest in the modern Israeli submarine force. Shalom and "DEISEL BOATS FOREVER"

Name: O.C. Jacovides
Website:
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From: Cyprus
Time: 1999-07-19 21:10:21
Comments: I read the story of the Dakar in a magazine and I was looking for more information about this sad story. Your page is, I must say, excellent. I hope that now that Dakar is found,the families of the seamen lost can find peace in their hards. Shalom.

Name: Terry Rush
Website:
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From: Gilroy, Ca USA
Time: 1999-07-19 20:02:59
Comments: My sincerest sympathies to all. I hope the closure is healing to all in their losses

Name: William Howell
Website:
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From: Maryland
Time: 1999-07-18 18:36:01
Comments: I am very glad that the Israeli government and especially the familes, will finally have closure. While in the U.S. Navy, I followed this subject with great interest. Thank You.

Name: Nimrod
Website:
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From: israel
Time: 1999-07-18 13:45:11
Comments: im moved by all who think deep and under

Name: David Jackson
Website: Dave Jackson Electrical Services
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From: Barrow in Furness
Time: 1999-07-17 11:11:58
Comments: An excellent Site.

Name: William Bray Sr
Website: Minis
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From: Downey, California
Time: 1999-07-08 21:59:01
Comments: My heart to those lost, being ex-navy and having lost friends through events of war and peace time I feel the ache of what could have been if they were still with us. My father is buried at sea and like all that are there, they still patrol the seas watching and protecting all who sail and live off the sea. As long as they are in our hearts they are never lost.

Name: Iain Stewart
Website: The History of the Victoria Cross
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From: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Time: 1999-07-05 09:27:42
Comments: As an ex-crew member of HMS Totem (1963) please accept my congratulations on finally discovering the whereabouts of INS Dakar. I am pleased your perserverance in the search has paid off.

Name: M. Lerner
Website: Tattoos Are Not For Jews
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From: Israel
Time: 1999-07-04 13:20:17
Comments: Fantastic Web Page! Kol Ha Kavod!

Name: Gideon Roth
Website:
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From: Isreal
Time: 1999-07-04 10:15:42
Comments: Excelent web site

Name: Nimrod Ganzarski
Website:
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From: Israel
Time: 1999-06-29 14:57:52
Comments: hello great page, really!!

Name: Fernando A. Grang Levy
Website:
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From: Brazil
Time: 1999-06-27 17:59:22
Comments: It is always important to know the truth , no matter that nothing can be done to halp the brave crew of INS Dakar . I feel thta the Israeli navy must find out exactly waht has happened to the ship , but I think that the ship should not be raised . Let the bodies of the brave crew rest in their graves .

Name: C.J. Parent, Capt. Ret.
Website:
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From: Canada
Time: 1999-06-27 06:42:15
Comments: My sincere sympathy and condoleances to the families of the Dakar's crew. Such a futile death but with honour in servings one's country. Rest in peace - ad mare usque ad mare Claude Parent, P.Eng, Captain Ret. CAF

Name: John Carson
Website:
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From: Arizona, USA
Time: 1999-06-27 05:39:03
Comments: Honorable site.

Name: Leemore Benron
Website:
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From: Haifa, Israel
Time: 1999-06-23 07:36:50
Comments: my service in the army was in the navy museum - i was a guide and talked about the 69 lost soldiers everyday. i am relieved to say that finally they can rest in peace as their families prayers were answered. it is an emotional issue still and i hope they will always be remembered. we should also remember another fine officer, rear admiral yumi barkai, brother of dakar's avraham bumi barkai

Name: Ira
Website:
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From: Germany
Time: 1999-06-22 14:43:33
Comments: Hi aba avoda niphlaha she asita al a dakar. mehod meragesh hich she esbarta ma she kara balyla shel a hason. Great job on this page it shows where your pasion and heart is, as your page is always updated. In love Ira

Name: Boris Dobrovensky
Website:
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From: Israeli, 1972 from Russia.
Time: 1999-06-20 17:49:47
Comments: Dear Ury, you have does a good memorial for our brothers. Thank You . Boris

Name: Marc Zuckerman
Website:
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From: Brooklyn, New York
Time: 1999-06-19 05:20:38
Comments: Have an avid interest in Military History. I like armored & naval warfare & have known about the Dakar for as long as i can remember.

Name: Kostas Thoctarides
Website: wrecks
Referred by: From a Web Ring
From: Greece
Time: 1999-06-18 20:28:15
Comments: congratulations on your very nice site.

Name: Ziv Kahanovitch
Website:
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From: Israel
Time: 1999-06-18 09:23:09
Comments: àúø éôä åîøâù ëì äëáåã. îöãéò ìçììé äãø.

Name: Yoav & Ronnie
Website: Megasoft Graphics & Design
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: NYC
Time: 1999-06-17 02:12:29
Comments: Hi dad just wanted to see how you are doing. Yesterday me and Ronnie went to the navy museum Intrepid. There we saw the WWII Intrepid aircraft carrier, light destroyer, and the only surface to air missle submarine open to the public. Tommorrow I'm going to the Natural history museum. Say hello to mom and try to call me sometime.

Name: Arieh Rudolph
Website:
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From: Germany, Bamberg
Time: 1999-06-11 22:17:03
Comments: Ich habe von dieser Side ber die Allgemeine Jdische Wochenzeitung erfahren und freue mich, ebenfalls hier mein Beileid auszudrcken. Fr die Toten, Keduschat haSchem: Jitgadal w jitkadasch... Mgen die Toten ruhen bis Maschiach kommt... Baruch dajan ha emet...

Name: Thomas Ralph Harrison
Website:
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From: Baltimore Md. USA
Time: 1999-06-10 20:18:29
Comments: You have a beautiful Web Site and I am happy that you will have a closure by finding the DAKAR

Name: uri
Website:
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From: israel
Time: 1999-06-08 21:30:44
Comments: as a former creaw member of an israeli misille boat. i liked very much this web site.

Name: Mike Williamson
Website: Williamson & Associates, Inc.
Referred by: Geocities
From: Seattle, WA, USA
Time: 1999-06-08 00:29:52
Comments: Website is informative and a tribute to the 69 sailors lost with the INS DAKAR. Although my company and I have been involved with the DAKAR loss for a number of years, it was not until this search mission that I was truly aware of how emotionally charged was the issue of her loss after so many years. We are honored to have played a role in solving the mystery, and perhaps helping the families of the 69 reach some closure in their grief.

Name: cynthia smith
Website:
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From: texas
Time: 1999-06-07 22:02:51
Comments: i pray the families of those brave soldiers can now find peace. my prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Name: Yisrael
Website:
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From: Israel
Time: 1999-06-07 08:45:04
Comments: May they rest in Peace god willing.

Name: Joseph Patrick
Website:
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From: corpus christi, texas, usa
Time: 1999-06-07 03:45:50
Comments: I was named after Yosef Almong. He was my mother's little brother. I am very pleased that the submarine has been found.

Name: ofer barnea
Website:
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From: israel
Time: 1999-06-06 15:30:01
Comments: kol hakavod, nice going

Name: sagilevi
Website:
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From: Israel
Time: 1999-06-06 12:50:43
Comments: May god Be with them all "veyanuchu beshalom al mishkavam leketz hayamim" Amen

Name: Tamir Ram
Website:
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From: Jerusalem, Israel
Time: 1999-06-05 21:28:41
Comments: To the families that lost ther loved ones

Name: gideon shapira
Website:
Referred by: From a Web Ring
From: Israel
Time: 1999-06-05 17:29:27
Comments: ioðeei aioau

Name: Gail Shuster-Bouskila
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Israel
Time: 1999-06-05 16:54:05
Comments: No words can express the feelings we all have had in recent days. As ever our thoughts are with the families and friends of the missing sailors. The Dakar will always be with us.

Name: Iris Kedem
Website: aol
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: virginia beach,va
Time: 1999-06-05 04:14:36
Comments: Well done. Bumi Barkai was my uncle, and is missed very much. I hope all can rest now, and finally there is closure to the mystery of 31 years.

Name: Nicolas facundo Ludin Gelman
Website:
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From: Argentina
Time: 1999-06-04 22:43:23
Comments: I am from Argentina ,and Reuven Gal Gelman was my uncle, and i am very proud of him i am also very sorry for what happened and i wish they rest in peace

Name: Paula (Pnina) Fader
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Merrick,Long Island,New York,USA
Time: 1999-06-04 04:03:39
Comments: May those brave men rest in peace. Israel must live!!!

Name: aby
Website:
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From: beer sheva israel
Time: 1999-06-03 22:05:06
Comments: tzar ly ve gam zoo hakala dakar hy taalumat ha meaa shel israel. ke ben le mishpacha shakula any sholeach tanchumim le 69 ha mishpaoot .

Name: Dr Jim Piggins
Website:
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From: Aberdeen, Scotland
Time: 1999-06-03 09:53:23
Comments: Was searching for information on Dakar, having seen news of finding. Your web site is excellent, informative and colourful.

Name: Richard A. Doritty
Website:
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From: Sunbury, Ohio
Time: 1999-06-02 23:14:30
Comments: Good review of the Dakar story. Came over from the submarine bbs.

Name: Ron 'Warshot' Smith
Website:
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From: Spring, TX USA
Time: 1999-06-02 21:15:38
Comments: As a fellow Submariner (World War ll, U.S. Navy , USS Seal SS-183) my heart goes out to the men and families of Dakar. They rest in good company with hundreds of other Submariners who "Know." Ron 'Warshot' Smith ex Torpedoman 2/C SS, U.S. Navy 1942-1951.

Name: David Hessel
Website:
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From: Israeli who works in Zambia
Time: 1999-06-02 18:31:15
Comments: May the brave sailors rest in peace.

Name: ortal
Website: ortal@hotmail.com
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From: isreal
Time: 1999-06-02 10:51:14
Comments: I want to say to you how much I am sory about what happened to the Dakar, and about the drowned people.

Name: neelie ben-tovim
Website: neelie@hotmail.com
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From: k. zikim
Time: 1999-06-02 10:48:39
Comments: may they rest in peace

Name: Gil Schaham
Website:
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From: Israel
Time: 1999-06-02 10:40:21
Comments: I belive that the brave sailors will rest in peace in the deep sea and i very sorry for the familis who lostb theire sons in this tragedy...

Name: Efrat & Sarit
Website:
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From: kibbutz Yad-Mordekhay
Time: 1999-06-02 10:40:44
Comments: we are very sorry that so many young and old men disappeared and died. we hope that something like that doesn't happen again.

Name: or
Website:
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From: i a'm from israel
Time: 1999-06-02 10:35:56
Comments: i a'm realy sorry, that sll this young men will be disappeared. for all they family, only one word PEACE ùìåí

Name: Gregg Meade
Website:
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From: Knob Noster, Missouri. USA
Time: 1999-06-02 08:13:45
Comments: Nice page. Your page is informative and you give credit where credit is due. Despite our politians, most of the american people still side with israel...as a god fearing nation (still) could we do otherwise?

Name: Richard L. Pickard
Website:
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From: Chicago
Time: 1999-06-02 05:03:51
Comments: 6/1/1999 Nice web site!!!

Name: Roy
Website:
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From: Givataim, Israel
Time: 1999-06-02 02:31:16
Comments: Let them rest in peace

Name: jeanie jafari
Website:
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From:
Time: 1999-06-01 21:41:39
Comments: May they rest in peace.

Name: Gali Prag
Website:
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From: Kibuts Ein Harod M. , Israel
Time: 1999-06-01 20:09:45
Comments: Exited and realy touch Thanks Gali

Name: Roi Kuris
Website:
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From: Israel
Time: 1999-06-01 18:02:46
Comments: Hi, My name is Roy and i served at the Israeli Navy between 94-97 I would like to know and see more and more pics and info about the Dakar Submarine. Thanks, Regards

Name: Richard B. Mendelson
Website: USS BURRFISH SSR-312, HMC GRILSE SS-71
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From: Rockville, Maryland
Time: 1999-06-01 17:29:58
Comments: Uri, The post was great and the information supurb. My friend was in charge of bringing these 3 boats to Israel. I think he can now rest easier knowing they have been found. Yesterday I held a memorial service at Arlington National Cemetery commemorating the loss of over 4,000 U.S submarine sailors. At the proper moment I said a prayor for those brave young men who are on eternal patrol. I feel as though I have lost my own shipmates in this disaster. As an American/Israeli veteran, my thoughts and prayors are for all those who go down to the sea in submarines. Richard (GUNS) Mendelson GM-1 SS

Name: audee wertman
Website:
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From: haifa
Time: 1999-06-01 16:47:47
Comments: nice site. one of the best....... Audee (ex israeli navy)

Name: Deniz
Website: Unofficial Online History Of Turkish Submarines
Referred by: From a Web Ring
From: Turkey
Time: 1999-06-01 15:08:51
Comments: Great page.Really well done. Come and see our site some time please.

Name: Evyatar
Website:
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From: Kiryat Bialic
Time: 1999-05-31 21:12:00
Comments: This site is really nice and well done. I was just surfing in order to see if the Dakar has her own homepage and i see u made it. WELL DONE!!!

Name: Melvyn Wiseglass
Website:
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From: Maagan Michael, Israel.
Time: 1999-05-31 14:52:33
Comments: Thank you for such a special sight that is such a moving tribute to the seamen that perished with the Dakar. The endless effort that was made to find the missing submarine is to be envied by all. My heartfelt tributes to the families of the fallen. Chayl Hayam, carry on the good work .

Name: Barak Aharon (berko) diver no 22
Website:
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From: haifa
Time: 1999-05-31 13:33:24
Comments: in memory of all my fellow divers

Name: Kip Kibblewhite
Website:
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From: Arrowtown, New Zealand
Time: 1999-05-31 12:53:57
Comments: I am happy that at least some answers have been found for friends and relatives. As painfull as it must for some, I hope more answers are forthcomming. It may just be the salvation of some future submariners.

Name: Jacky Warman
Website:
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From: Jerusalem
Time: 1999-05-31 07:32:48
Comments: Kol Hakavod Uri. Excellent site, a fitting memorial to the crew of the Dakar. Please keep expanding to include other units of the navy!!!

Name: Bobbie Leshin
Website:
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From: Corpus Christi, Texas USA
Time: 1999-05-31 05:34:34
Comments: A member of the submarine, Dakar, was my uncle. I never met him, but our family always made sure he was still with us in spirit. This is an important part of his memory. My grandmother has been waiting for this news for a long time, no matter how painful it may be for her. She lives in Israel. I wish I could be there with her now at this special time. She is now 79 years old. She must be experiencing a lot of different emotions. I commend the Israeli government for being so determined to find the Dakar. It shows how this nation never forgets the people who help keep Israel the strong nation that it is. Everyone plays an important role, no matter how small or large their contribution.

Name: Safak Sayan
Website:
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From: Turkey
Time: 1999-05-31 04:37:19
Comments: I found you following an article in a Turkish newspaper "Hurriyet". I think 'DAKAR' should be salvaged.Becuase, the families of the honorable soldiers can find their belongings or left messages. I hope, on that day, another ceremony will be arranged for those soldiers who died for their country.

Name: Ilan E Ahronee
Website:
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From: Israel
Time: 1999-05-30 22:32:43
Comments: I must say that this web site is a tribute to the man that went down with Dakar I would like to say how sorry i am that they could not see the country that they gave theor life for may the crew of Dakar rest in peace where ever they are. Shalom. Shemah Yisrael adoshem Elicano adoshem Ecahd.

Name: ira paltin
Website:
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From: israel
Time: 1999-05-30 22:17:35
Comments: great site!

Name: ira paltin
Website:
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From: israel
Time: 1999-05-30 21:45:35
Comments: may we all have peace & shalom

Name: Amnon Irmay
Website: 5 CLUB - Israel Classic Car Club
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From: Shoham, Israel
Time: 1999-05-30 21:29:39
Comments: This is an excellent Website, and as an ex-Israeli army officer I salute you, Uri, for the supperb job you have done in creating this memorial site to our soldiers/mariners. You have done so, such a long time before the finding of the Dakkar, and now after 31 years under the sea it shows how important it is to remember and to tell the world. I hope the story of the sinking will come to some conclusion soon, although I think the Sub should remain in place as a maritime grave, which the Israeli sailors arrived to so many years ago, their last resting place. Keep on the good and timely job of updating this site as information is gathered and found.

Name: Eyal Keidar
Website:
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From: Israel
Time: 1999-05-30 13:51:26
Comments: uðoa"a

Name: Avner Akselrad
Website:
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From: New Milford Conn. USA
Time: 1999-05-30 03:18:38
Comments: See the sea, blue blue blue.

Name: miki yaron
Website:
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From: clearwater fl usa
Time: 1999-05-30 03:11:26
Comments: i was glad to see that the memory of the 69 brave man is well preserved in this site .exelent work uri!!!

Name: Sassie Rajwan
Website:
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From: lONDON
Time: 1999-05-29 23:33:48
Comments: I just heard that Dakar was found. I am so emotional about it as I recall the dark days when the whole nation waited and prayed in anticipation to find them alive. I hope the families will find some peace now. I admire the hard work you have put together and put this site. Thanks for that as the memory of those great soldiers should remain with us forever.

Name: yosi ben-hanan
Website:
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From: jerusalem
Time: 1999-05-29 22:50:38
Comments: it is a very important site. on this special day i thank you for your kind effort. go on!!!

Name: J. David Perkins
Website:
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From: Canada
Time: 1999-05-29 14:58:00
Comments: I was in the Canadian navy serving in British submarines in England when the Isreali government purchased the S-boats. During 1959-60 I was a crewmember aboard HMS Alliance and both Alliance and Truncheon were in refit at Devonport. At the same time the Isreali S-boats were undergoing their acceptance trials. Some of our crew were employed as instructors for the Isreali crews as many of us had served in S-boats. It was an interesting time. Small world, isn't it? Like your website, I've got it bookmarked.

Name: Meilat Shalom
Website:
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From:
Time: 1999-05-29 13:31:31
Comments: Im very hepy thet the INS Dakar believed found

Name: Yael Fruchter
Website:
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From: Israel, Meishar
Time: 1999-05-29 12:19:11
Comments: You've done a great work here...Thank you for reminding me the great 2 years I had in the Israely Navy.

Name: amnon raviv
Website:
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From: israel hadera
Time: 1999-05-29 09:36:14
Comments: let us hope that they are finally found, may they rest in peace .

Name: doron coller
Website:
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From:
Time: 1999-05-29 00:40:42
Comments: dakar it's found and this is the good news!!

Name: aviv
Website:
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From: isreal
Time: 1999-05-28 20:58:40
Comments: aviv and nizan braverman

Name: Dovev Peled
Website: 2000
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From: Israel
Time: 1999-05-28 20:17:57
Comments: Very nice & informative site.

Name: Dr. Yuval Cohen
Website:
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From: Israel
Time: 1999-05-28 20:09:07
Comments: My family lost a son, brother, uncle, friend, and cousin on the Dakar. The submarine has apparently just been located after nearly 32 years of doubt. We look towards closure of this horrific event, and to learning the final truth about our heritage.

Name: Doug Jordan
Website:
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From: Norfolk, VA
Time: 1999-05-15 13:57:45
Comments: Beautiful site!! Very informative.

Name: Robert E. Spangler
Website:
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From: Dallas, Tx.
Time: 1999-05-14 15:31:12
Comments: I served in the U.S. naval submarine program for 4 years in the mid 70's. I never realized the extent that the Isreali Navy went in underwater warfare as it pertains to subs. This was a very enlightening experience. I hope to find out more about the new class of subs as they arise. Thank-you!!

Name: Amos Dor
Website:
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From: Milano, Italy
Time: 1999-05-06 12:06:03
Comments: B"H Shalom Uri, Thank you for this great site. Har Even Zvi one of the DAKAR crew is a relative of mine and I like to thank you in the name of his famely for this memorial page. Please for his famely add in() "Harivan" his famely name from birth. "Yeshar koach"

Name: Steve Jones
Website: Worldwide Submarine Insignia
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From: Byron, Illinois, USA
Time: 1999-04-28 04:34:36
Comments: Your website is marvelous and a great tribute to the fine men from your Navy. Thank you for visiting my site. I will refer to yours often! Steve CDR USN RET

Name: Garry Gray
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Australia
Time: 1999-04-17 04:03:42
Comments: A great site. I'm glad to see something new and of interest. I have been building model submarines for years. It's good to see something a little different. Keep up the great work. Sincerely. Garry Gray.

Name: Michael A. Poretsky
Website:
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From: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Time: 1999-04-14 22:02:05
Comments: A moving tribute to brave men.

Name: Josh Porath
Website:
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From: Israel (T.A., Haifa)
Time: 1999-04-09 19:54:47
Comments: Hi Uri, An excellent site, wish the I.D.F.N's site was this proffessional... Best regards from someone who spent most of his 7 years in the navy (not to metnion reserve duty) trying to hunt you guys down. If it only wasn't for the damn medditerenean termocline... P.S. have some photos from that may interest you.

Name: Rolf Syvertsen
Website:
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From: Norway
Time: 1999-04-08 21:12:32
Comments: Greetings from Norway. I work for a company producing batteries for diesel -electric submarines. We have actually supplied "battery water" for the two units running trials in the North Sea All the best Rolf

Name: Nathan Ron
Website:
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From: Kiryat-Bialik
Time: 1999-04-06 14:46:55
Comments: I am impressed by your site. You`ve done excellent work. the text, the pictures and everything else are of high quality,very impressive. It`s a worthy memorial to the Dakar and its crew. I have a special interest in it. My brother, Avraham Ron, is one of these 69 submariners. I appreciate what you`re doing to commerate them.

Name: keren mayer
Website:
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From: ra'ananna
Time: 1999-04-02 22:14:04
Comments: graet site graet idia yashar coach!

Name: mike azriel
Website:
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From:
Time: 1999-03-27 20:55:30
Comments: I am commanding officer of I.N.S GAL . may god give us the strength to find I.N.S DAKAR !

Name: mike azriel
Website:
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From: I am commanding officer of I.N.S GAL
Time: 1999-03-27 20:45:48
Comments: very nice page - keep on the good work. "red - ou - tzlol" mike

Name: WAYNE HOLLISS
Website:
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From: PORTSMOUTH , ENGLAND
Time: 1999-03-07 21:23:53
Comments: VERY INTERESTING READING . MY FATHER SERVED ON BOARD THE TOTEM DURING A POSTING IN MALTA IN THE 1950S .IF HAVE ANY MORE INFORMATION ON "T" BOATS YOU LIKE TO SHARE I WOULD BE ONLY TO GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU CHEERS WAYNE

Name: Karel H.
Website:
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From: Prague, Czech Republic
Time: 1999-03-04 11:01:53
Comments: thank you for very interesting and informative work

Name: Mikhail Sheffer
Website:
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From: Born in Moscow, Russia, now I live in Michigan, USA
Time: 1999-03-03 01:57:38
Comments: Thank you for this page.

Name: David Jackson
Website: Dave Jackson Electrical
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Barrow in Furness
Time: 1999-02-27 14:42:21
Comments: An excellent site and very interesting to me as I worked on the GAL class subs. at Barrow. We visited Israel last year and were very impressed with the country and people.Best wishes to you all.

Name: D.H.
Website:
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From: Halifax, NS, Canada
Time: 1999-02-27 12:04:39
Comments: Hello to the wearer of Submariners' badge #507, Most impressed that the Israeli Navy numbers their submarine badges. Makes them very personal. I am a retired submariner from the Canadian Navy. I was in Portsmouth Dockyard aboard HMS/m Aeneas when Totem(T) and Turpin were being converted to Dakar and Leviathan. I met many of Dakar's crew but cannot recall any names (God Rest Their Souls). We all noted the new lines of the conversions which were very impressive. I recall that a "divers' lock-out" was being incorporated into Dakar as part of the conversion. Was that to happen in Leviathan and Dolphin and was it utilized in the former gun tower? A very informative and interesting site. Note: I'm sure that the 'Before' and 'After' photos presented in the "T" Class section, are in fact British "A" class boats. (and) I was impressed with your inclusion of the Cowichan tribe totem pole and the accompanying storyline. That makes 'theory D' about Dakar's disappearance kind of scarey. Dolphin 38: "Diesel Boats Forever" Buster Brown

Name: Ofer Geva
Website:
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From: NY. NY.
Time: 1999-02-14 19:59:32
Comments: INS GAL

Name: Jim Anderson
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Texas
Time: 1999-02-08 16:23:47
Comments: Shalom from Texas y'all: I heard about your site while on a port visit to Haifa in December, but didn't have the opportunity to actually see it until today (I'm home on leave). I had been looking for a history of the Israeli submarine force for the past few years, thanks for the site! Seeing the Gals again reminded me of Haifa, I hope I can make it back soon and actually stay for a while. Best regards, Jim Anderson, Lieutenant (Mustang), U.S. Navy "Diesel Boats Forever!"

Name: mike hutchins
Website:
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From: ohio , usa
Time: 1999-02-04 04:08:46
Comments: fellow submariner----uss flying fish ssn 673-----plankowner

Name: Itzik Schulder
Website:
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From: Kibbutz Ein-Dor , Israel
Time: 1999-02-01 20:52:05
Comments: Great Site ! I was just searching for Dolphins... It's amazing ! Thank You !

Name: Amit Kapuza
Website: i.d.f
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From: israel
Time: 1999-01-20 12:43:42
Comments: great site and of curse very important because we have to remmber "dakar" and because there are not a lot of website of i.n.s

Name: greg grajew
Website:
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From: Israel/USA
Time: 1999-01-13 23:53:48
Comments: Shalom from Hawaii: Great site, very informative and professionally displayed. A kol tuv, greg

Name: ziv
Website:
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From:
Time: 1999-01-09 13:43:18
Comments: àåøé, áøëåú òì áðééú äàúø äîøú, áèåçðé ëé éáéà ìäâáøú äòðééï ùì ãåø ääîùê áùééèú. ëàçã îîãøéëé äâéáåù ìùééèú áäååä , àðé îöôä ìøàåú àú ôéøåú äùòä æå áòúéã. "øã åöìåì!" æéå.

Name: Douglas K. Roderick
Website:
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From: USA
Time: 1999-01-05 15:23:28
Comments: Very well put together and well written. My regards on the Dakar.....may she rest in peace. Fair Winds and Following Seas

Name: Johan Tengroth
Website:
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From: Bors, Sweden
Time: 1998-12-15 14:37:26
Comments: A very nice and informative homepage.

Name: LCDR Chuck Fralick, US Navy
Website: Naval Atlantic Meteorology and Oceanography Det
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From: South Carolina
Time: 1998-12-15 02:11:23
Comments: Nice site with rare pictures of the Dolphin class. As an ex-submariner and an active-duty Navy officer I have to say that is quite a submarine.

Name: Regev Dror
Website:
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From: Beer-Sheva, Israel
Time: 1998-12-13 22:51:21
Comments: Shalom Uri How are you ? Do you remember me ?? You have a nice site Regev Dror

Name: Amir Alon
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Israel
Time: 1998-11-29 17:55:29
Comments: Nice design, enjoyable contene, seem like a very good reflection of the Israeli submarine flotilla. FLUFFY

Name: MAJOR DAVID JOEL FORRESTER
Website:
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From: JACKSONVILLE, ALABAMA
Time: 1998-11-21 22:16:49
Comments: A sailor's life is one of moments, some that are not survived. I would honor your dead and say that the comradeship of warriors knows no borders, and no limitis of time.

Name: David Chindler
Website:
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From: Rio de Janeiro R.J. Brazil
Time: 1998-11-19 09:00:55
Comments: EXCELLENT! The best page I have seen so far! I have a collection of over 140,(yes, 140) pages related to Israel's security and defense matters. With best wishes, David Chindler maucha@unisys.com.br P.S.: Is there any page that covers the Saar 5 corvettes?

Name: - (
Website:
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From: il
Time: 1998-11-18 09:11:33
Comments: ðcia ae ia ioie oaao ie uaoeðeeðei oee

Name: David Hallas
Website: Britsub
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Cheltenham, England
Time: 1998-11-15 15:12:03
Comments: Really nice pages. Would like your permission to link my 'T' class submarines to your pages of Dakar, Leviathen etc. Did you actually visit the UK during your training or did you carry out your training at home? Served on the Trump during her last commission and was also based in the 2nd Submarine Squadron at Plymouth with Truncheon before she was bought by Israel. Keep up the good work. All the Best Dave

Name: U.M
Website:
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From: Israel
Time: 1998-11-14 18:31:44
Comments: Regards from Germany....

Name: Ronen Keler
Website: Personal
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Haifa
Time: 1998-10-13 10:56:41
Comments: Hi Uri, I don't think we know, there are about 500 numbers between us in the Israeli Submariners Book, but I think you've done an excelent job. Your site is very thorough and even for me, who knows the history of the Israeli submarine force it was very intresting.If you need any help just give me a call. Bye, Ronen

Name: shlomi shmilovich
Website:
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From:
Time: 1998-10-12 15:59:21
Comments: I am a soldier in the Israel army I am in "cours hovlim" and i am making a report about the "dakar"

Name: angelo
Website:
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From:
Time: 1998-10-12 12:56:07
Comments: I must say a very good webpage, the photos are very good, and it looks like you thought about what you were doing Thanks

Name: amit kapuza
Website:
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From: israel
Time: 1998-09-11 01:10:26
Comments: great site

Name: Richard B. Mendelson
Website: Burrfish/Grilse Hopme Page
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From: Rockville, Maryland USA & Tel-Aviv Israel (duel citizen)
Time: 1998-07-31 01:40:54
Comments: You have done a masterfull job on this site. Your graphics and text is coordinated and informative. Keep upgrading with new photos and information. Again, you did a great job. "NEVER FORGET"

Name: Richard B. Mendelson
Website: Burrfish/Grilse Homepage
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: USA
Time: 1998-07-31 01:32:37
Comments: I spent my navy career un submarines and would like to communicate with you for more information on INS Subs. If you would like to become an associate member of the United States Submarine Veterans, I would be proud to sponsor you. I would also like to use the prayor for my web page. Do I have your permission? If you would like to use me Page as a link, do so with my permission. Where are you located? If you look at my web page you will notice I spent some time in the IDF (experimental weapons unit) but don't want to talk to much about it at this time. Waiting your reply by e mail: Neshek@bellatlantic.net Again, you have the best web page on the net.

Name: Judith
Website: n/a
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: America - so many places!
Time: 1998-07-26 16:38:22
Comments: Uri, You words have touched my soul. For all that view these pages and read of this story, Dakar will never be forgotten. G-d must have moved you to share these memories with all of us. "And when at length her course is run, Her work for home and country done, Of all the souls that in her sailed Let not one life in Thee have failed; But hear from heaven our sailor's cry, And grant eternal life on high!" Author/date unknown Honoured to be your friend, Judy

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