Dear Mr. Walker,

My name is Melih Poge and I'm Turkish. I was surfing the internet and I have reached your web pages by
Google.

I've read it with great interest. While checking your duty stations I saw the name Thornback... You know, this
submarine was sold to Turkey in early 70's and was in service until the beginning of the new millenium. I
thought after all those years of service on board you have the right to know where Thornback is right now.

With it's new name, TCG Uluc Ali Reis with pennant number S-338 is now harboured in Istanbul as a museum.  

You can have detailed info at Rahmi Koc Museum Web Site

http://www.rmk-museum.org.tr/english/exhibit/marine.html

and who knows maybe you can visit Istanbul and see this old lady once again...

With my kindest regards,

Happy thanksgiving...


Melih POGE