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Status Report July 30th

Today is the 65th anniversary of the loss of the Grunion. In that light I would like to share a note that the Gunnery Officer William Kornahrens wrote in June 1942 to his wife about our dad “The more I see of the captain, the more convinced I am that he is a remarkable individual. […]

Status Report July 29th

Talked with the truck driver, Bob Crider, and it appeared he and his 38,000 lb of ROV and equipment would be in Fargo N Dakota about noon today. That is approximately 1662 miles of a 3100 mile trip. Assuming the same rate of travel he should be in Seattle quite early in the morning of […]

Status Report July 28th

As of noon today the Landstar Ranger truck driven by Robert and Rochelle Crider had just crossed the border out of Ohio. The photo gives on an idea of the size of the winch. “We at Nippon Express USA, Boston Branch, are very proud to be able to assist in the search for the USS […]

Video of “The Search for the USS Grunion A Family Rediscovers its Past” Discussion.

Joe Hunter of Olin College produced a wonderful film about the Abele family and the USS Grunion. The Jackson Homestead in Newton hosted a free and open to the public showing which quickly filled to capacity on Wednesday. In attendance were a few Abele relations and also Nancy Kornahrens Stark who is the daughter of […]

Status Report – July 10, 2007

Plans and Status of the August 2007 Search for the USS Grunion Background: Last August the Abele brothers initiated a search for their dad’s sub, the USS Grunion. Using side scan sonar they found a target near the tip of the Aleutian chain, almost a mile down that was about the right length and breadth […]