|The original intent of TenderTale was to provide a glimpse of the little-known world of the Submarine Tender - and that "part" of the Silent Service family. Through the efforts of a large and still growing number of people - TenderTale has grown to become the Tender Family site. We would like to acknowledge everyone who has contributed, encouraged and helped us along the way - but that number is quickly becoming too large to be practical - so to all: Please accept our heartfelt thanks!|
Having said that - there are several major items and contributors that we feel we need to Acknowledge here:
First - Sherry -
who has put many long hours in boring research, proof reading and verifying data; and has put up with "Navy Stuff" she thought she was rid of long ago --- and most of all - just putting up with me. Her helpand encouragement has kept me on track - when it would have been much easier to just "let it slide".
Second - Frank Cantrell -
recently retired from civil service - he was aboard and managed the IX-518 - former Proteus (AS-19). He has gone way above and beyond - providing historical items, pictures, updates - current location / status of ships (besides the "Old Pro" - he monitored the Sperry until she was towed off). He alone is responsible for roughly a third of all of the data and pictures on TenderTale. He has spent countless hours in libraries researching and finding many of the ships who served as Submarine Tenders - but had been nearly lost to history. His stories are always a delight - his affection and dedication to the Old Pro and her former crews -- is unfailing. Words fail to convey all he has contributed and meant to this project. So - he knows just how heartfelt and sincere this simple word is to him: Thanks!
for allowing us the privilege of sharing her Father's World War II experiences - we extend that thanks to all of Henry "Hank" Henderson's family - and express our heartfelt condolences at his recent passing.
for taking the time out from his exceptionally busy life to personally relate his story and his feelings about those times.
it's difficult for a private person like Ron to share his feelings about things - yet Ron's story has touched many, many people in a very positive way (we get a lot of email about his story).
As if his story of the Fulton at the Battle for Midway wasn't enough- Charles has contributed a great deal more in other ways and things. The following have all contributed much - so much that I've lost track of "whom / what / when"... So here are some grand people:
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