PigBoats.COM is creating an Archive of Early US Submarines
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patrons

Welcome to the PigBoats.COM Patreon Page
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PigBoats.COM was not the first page for the older Submarines but it is one of the few pages still on the Internet telling the story of the early Submarines in the United States Navy. 1900, the year the United States bought its first Submarine and extending through the end of the year 1940 was chosen to be presented on our pages. The WW II and Cold War Submarines are well represented on the Internet by others.

Over the years, (about 18 years now) PigBoats.COM has been bringing you photos of these early Submarines. As our expertise grew over the years with the pages, what is shown and presented has also grown. It became clear early on that though the pictures of the boats was interesting, it was the men who sailed these boats where the real interest lay.

It is important to remember that the Submarines were just steel and machinery. It was the men who brought them to life and made them live. It is the men that gave them the romance, the mystery and the mystique.
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We are hoping that you, as well, feel the same as we do about the rise in Submarine technology  and the the men who took these vessels to sea. These Submarines were the technological wonders of their time. The current state of the United States Navy Submarine Service rests directly on the shoulders of these boats and men that sailed and perfected these early craft. We hope that by supporting PigBoats.COM you can join us as we strive to present and preserve the memory of these fragile and daring little Submarines and the brave men who went to sea in them and, on occasion, died in them.

By supporting PigBoats.COM we will do our best to bring these and other histories to you. Equipment gets old and worn and needs repair and updating. Sites and agencies, like NARA, (National Archives) that provide information to build these histories, charge fees for providing their information. Shops and on-line stores and auctions charge money to purchase, what are some times, the one of a kind images that we study, clean, define, optimize and clarify to bring out the best resolution and detail for the best understanding of these now largely unknown craft.
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PigBoats.COM has always welcomed the visitor who has treasures hidden away in family albums and shoe boxes to contribute these to the site, along with the stories of their relatives, is welcomed and cherished. In fact it became a founding premise of PigBoats.COM. These pages are what they are today because of those that were willing to share with the world. People who willingly share are always credited as the provider of the material. It was through their kindness that we have been able to present these images to you so far. Those who support this page through Patreon will be, likewise, credited. Your support and the people like you, who make each acquisition possible will be thanked as a Patreon supporter. You will know through your membership that you made a difference. 

A sample photo caption might read: "This Photo Made Possible by our Patreon Members"

Please check the support levels to the right and and see if you can find a commitment level that works best for you. For as little as a cup of coffee or a berger a month can make a huge difference to us. If in doubt, email us about questions you may have. 

We know this has been a bit long winded but we sincerely hope that we have been able to convince you to help keep PigBoats.COM a fresh source of new and maybe rare material and information about our early United States Navy Submarines.

Thank you.
Ric & Dave

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Tiers
Basic Supporter
$1 or more per month
For an Appreciated $1.00 a month get a sneak peek of upcoming photos yet to be posted. This means you'll get to see "snapshots" of some photos that have been acquired but yet to be researched for publication.


Standard Supporter
$5 or more per month
A Greatful $5.00 a month will get the previous reward along with a PigBoats.COM Bumper Sticker.

Our choice of background color.
Active Duty Supporter
$10 or more per month
For a Handsome $10.00 a month you can have a PigBoats.COM Bundle of Bumper Stickers. (A $15.00 Value)
Captain's Table
$15 or more per month

For a Generous $15.00 a month you can have a "Submarines Once, Submarines Twice..." Bumper Sticker (A PigBoats Exclusive) This is reference to a longtime and old submariners chant used while the boys were on liberty, usually while frequenting "drinking establishments". It will draw a chuckle or two from the old salts. They may even tell you the full version, or you might even know it yourself! Anyway, it will make the civilians wonder as to what it means.

Plus all previous rewards

Admiral's Cabin
$20 or more per month
A truly Magnanimous $20.00 a month brings you an 10 X 14 inch High Quality, board mounted, Submarine Photo Reproduction suitable for framing, made from original photo negatives in our Private Collection .

Plus you get all the previous rewards.
Welcome to the PigBoats.COM Patreon Page
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PigBoats.COM was not the first page for the older Submarines but it is one of the few pages still on the Internet telling the story of the early Submarines in the United States Navy. 1900, the year the United States bought its first Submarine and extending through the end of the year 1940 was chosen to be presented on our pages. The WW II and Cold War Submarines are well represented on the Internet by others.

Over the years, (about 18 years now) PigBoats.COM has been bringing you photos of these early Submarines. As our expertise grew over the years with the pages, what is shown and presented has also grown. It became clear early on that though the pictures of the boats was interesting, it was the men who sailed these boats where the real interest lay.

It is important to remember that the Submarines were just steel and machinery. It was the men who brought them to life and made them live. It is the men that gave them the romance, the mystery and the mystique.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~             
We are hoping that you, as well, feel the same as we do about the rise in Submarine technology  and the the men who took these vessels to sea. These Submarines were the technological wonders of their time. The current state of the United States Navy Submarine Service rests directly on the shoulders of these boats and men that sailed and perfected these early craft. We hope that by supporting PigBoats.COM you can join us as we strive to present and preserve the memory of these fragile and daring little Submarines and the brave men who went to sea in them and, on occasion, died in them.

By supporting PigBoats.COM we will do our best to bring these and other histories to you. Equipment gets old and worn and needs repair and updating. Sites and agencies, like NARA, (National Archives) that provide information to build these histories, charge fees for providing their information. Shops and on-line stores and auctions charge money to purchase, what are some times, the one of a kind images that we study, clean, define, optimize and clarify to bring out the best resolution and detail for the best understanding of these now largely unknown craft.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
PigBoats.COM has always welcomed the visitor who has treasures hidden away in family albums and shoe boxes to contribute these to the site, along with the stories of their relatives, is welcomed and cherished. In fact it became a founding premise of PigBoats.COM. These pages are what they are today because of those that were willing to share with the world. People who willingly share are always credited as the provider of the material. It was through their kindness that we have been able to present these images to you so far. Those who support this page through Patreon will be, likewise, credited. Your support and the people like you, who make each acquisition possible will be thanked as a Patreon supporter. You will know through your membership that you made a difference. 

A sample photo caption might read: "This Photo Made Possible by our Patreon Members"

Please check the support levels to the right and and see if you can find a commitment level that works best for you. For as little as a cup of coffee or a berger a month can make a huge difference to us. If in doubt, email us about questions you may have. 

We know this has been a bit long winded but we sincerely hope that we have been able to convince you to help keep PigBoats.COM a fresh source of new and maybe rare material and information about our early United States Navy Submarines.

Thank you.
Ric & Dave

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Recent posts by PigBoats.COM

Tiers
Basic Supporter
$1 or more per month
For an Appreciated $1.00 a month get a sneak peek of upcoming photos yet to be posted. This means you'll get to see "snapshots" of some photos that have been acquired but yet to be researched for publication.


Standard Supporter
$5 or more per month
A Greatful $5.00 a month will get the previous reward along with a PigBoats.COM Bumper Sticker.

Our choice of background color.
Active Duty Supporter
$10 or more per month
For a Handsome $10.00 a month you can have a PigBoats.COM Bundle of Bumper Stickers. (A $15.00 Value)
Captain's Table
$15 or more per month

For a Generous $15.00 a month you can have a "Submarines Once, Submarines Twice..." Bumper Sticker (A PigBoats Exclusive) This is reference to a longtime and old submariners chant used while the boys were on liberty, usually while frequenting "drinking establishments". It will draw a chuckle or two from the old salts. They may even tell you the full version, or you might even know it yourself! Anyway, it will make the civilians wonder as to what it means.

Plus all previous rewards

Admiral's Cabin
$20 or more per month
A truly Magnanimous $20.00 a month brings you an 10 X 14 inch High Quality, board mounted, Submarine Photo Reproduction suitable for framing, made from original photo negatives in our Private Collection .

Plus you get all the previous rewards.