LCDR Ken Brown (1966 – 1968)

LCDR Ken Brown was Commanding Officer of USS Razorback from March 1966 until May 1968.

His personal scrapbook consists of 56 pages containing a total of 228 photographs, telegrams, newspaper clippings, letters and other documents related to his time aboard Razorback. Some of these photographs show the routine of Navy life – promotions, re-enlistments, awards, arrivals in port, etc. Others show a more candid look at life aboard a submarine during the Cold War – Bingo Nights, New Years Eve celebrations at sea, birthdays celebrated far from family, and even dealing with anti-Vietnam War protests during a port visit to Canada.

Finally, a large group of photos and other documents are related to Razorback’s rescue of two airmen from a Navy S-2 Tracker ASW aircraft that crashed during an exercise. The aftermath of the rescue, including the emotional arrival back in port and the awards the resulted from the rescue are detailed.

Some highlights of this scrapbook are: