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COB

Chief of the Boat

The COB was a liaison between the officers and the crew. Usually the senior most Chief in the Goat Locker. Back in the early days of Submarines (1900), the Chief of the Boat was the executive officer, in fact, if not in name, for the commanding officer was the only commissioned officer on board. The original crew of Holland, consisted of five men and one officer as captain.

First Chief of the Boat................... W.H.Reader CGM

First Boat to have COB ............... USS Holland SS1

First Skipper to have COB.......... LT H.H. Caldwell

The Skippers I served under were Legs Legare, Robert Flood and Robert Anderson.

The COB's I remember on Becky B were

Gunner Lewis & Quackenbush EMC

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