Caring for Batfish a costly proposition
Staff photo by Mark Hughes
Part of the money from an October fundraiser will be used to repair the effects of rust on the base to the 20 mm maritime gun on the USS Batfish. Numerous areas need to be repaired and repainted including the hull, the superstructure and the escape hatches. Brent Trout, director of the War Memorial Park where the sub is located, estimates that it would cost around $5,000 just for the base paint.