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The Search for the USS Grunion
The USS Grunion, under the command of Lt. Cmdr. Mannert L. Abele, set sail on December 22, 1941 with 70 crew members aboard. On July 30, 1942, the submarine reported intensive antisubmarine activity and was ordered back to base off the Aleutian Islands. The Grunion was never heard from again. Mannert's son John Abele ’59 will tell the story of how he and his brothers, teaming up with Yutaka Iwasaki from Japan, launched a search for the missing sub that culminated in its discovery 64 years after it disappeared. John Abele is the founding chairman, retired, of the Boston Scientific Corporation. Presented by the Class of 1959.
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