4th REDFIN Reunion was held at the Radisson Inn Airport in
Charleston, SC on October 4th to 7th 2001.
had 69 crewmen, including 4 WW II Vets, along with their families and guests
to attend. This gave a total of
131 people to attend.
We had some special guests to attend also.
McLees, one of the four living survivors of the USS SQUALUS (SS-192), which
sank on May 23, 1939 off Portsmouth, NH.
He later served aboard REDFIN.
Sutherland was only 6 years old when REDFIN rescued him and his family along
with the survivors of USS FLIER (SS-250) and others off Palawan Island on
August 31, 1944.
guest speaker was Randy Burbage. He
gave a very informative presentation of the history of the Confederate
submarine, H.L. HUNLEY and the recent salvage efforts.
hospitality rooms were the Edisto I and II, where we had our pizza party on
Thursday and our get-together sessions.
Our Banquets on Friday and Saturday were held in the Ashley I and II
We were able to tour Patriots Point Maritime Museum where USS YORKTOWN (CV-10), USS LAFFEY (DD-724), USCGC INGHAM (WHEC-35) and USS CLAMAGORE (SS-343) are on display.
Some of us even got to “crash” a luncheon being held on YORKTOWN. The “Market” was a interesting place to visit.
The Committee decided to have the 2002 Reunion in New London, Connecticut after a vote was taken.