ENGLAND DE-635 REUNION AND YOU ARE INVITED!
year the USS England DE-625 is having their reunion in San Francisco,
California on September 25, 26 and 27, 2002 at the Cathedral
Hill Hotel. They would very much like to meet some of the
second USS England's officers and crew and I know a lot of you would like to
meet these men and their families. In late May of 1944 the USS England
DE-635 sunk six enemy submarines, a feat unsurpassed to this day. This is
your chance to learn more from these men, see each other and enjoy San
Francisco, the city where the first USS England was built and a port the
second USS England visited many times. As i get more information, I will
pass it on to all of you! For now this is all I know.
attend the reunion you must do two things.
must make you own hotel arrangements at the Cathedral
by calling 800-622-0855. Ask for the "England Special Rate." Cathedral
offers 400 elegantly remodeled guest rooms each with balconies or city
views overlooking the San Francisco skyline.
you must fill out a registration form and return it with payment for the
banquet. The form can be opened by clicking
here. You'll print this from, fill it out and return it with the
appropriate funds to Mr. Dwight G. DeHaven, 9650 Davona Drive, San
Ramon, CA 94583-3745.
also e-mail me if you'll be there (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This would be a great Northern California Mini-Reunion! This would be a
great chance for all of you to see San Francisco!
1101 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109,
Shuttles From San Francisco Airport
Shuttles From Oakland Airport
Cab Co. 415-282-4141
Cab Co. 415-970-1399
Marin County: Cross the Golden Gate Bridge, exit at Lombard. Follow
Lombard to Van Ness Avenue, turn right. Proceed to the hotel,
approximately 15 blocks, the hotel in between Post and Geary on the
the South: Take 101 North and follow the signs to toward the Civic
Center. Take the Mission Street exit (after 9th Avenue Exit) and
turn right at the end of the ramp on Mission. At the first traffic
light turn left onto Van Ness Avenue. At Geary turn left and enter
the first drive on the right.
East Bay: From
the Bay Bridge (I-80), exit on the right side at 9th Street/Civic
Center exit. At the signal, go straight ahead onto Harrison Street.
Go one block on Harrison Street and turn right on 9th Street. Be in
the left hand lanes of 9th Street. At Market Street, the left lanes
will turn into Hayes Street. From Hayes, make a right onto Franklin
Street, go up to Post Street and turn right. Turn Right into the
ramp just before Van Ness Avenue and proceed to the front door of
Di Pasquale writes, "Great job on the web site! I regret having
missed the last reunion, hopefully I'll be making the next one. One thing
regarding the items that were just added to the web from Ray Smid. The
patches, the very first one at the top of the page was designed by me. I
hand drew the idea on a piece of paper and had the patches made in the
Philippines. I then sold them on the mess deck. Even money, I
didn't profit from it. Thanks again for keeping the USS ENGLAND
Morosco wrote to point out that in the September
26, 1985 POD recently placed on the site, he was the sailor of the
year and the Calligraphy on the top of the POD was his handiwork.
Last month I announced that a survey about the San Diego Reunion and
possible options for our reunion. To 90% of you this will not be mailed!!
You'll have to download the survey here!!! The last page has a few easy
questions and instructions for returning the survey. Print and mail today!
The information will help ensure your input is considered as we make final
plans for the reunion.
Here For the Survey!
survey is in Portable Document Format (PDF). To view, download a copy of Adobe
Acrobat Reader. It is FREE!
EASTER EGG UPDATE
you know I am currently working to clean up our On Line Crew data. The USS
England effort is not funded, there are no dues and the only way we can keep
it manageable it to ensure the data, especially e-mail addresses we have,
are all current. We were missing
about 170 e-mail addresses that have became invalid over the past year or
two. We found a lot of these shipmates but we need to find them all! If you
are getting e-mail updates, then it is very likely your data is up to date
but you might know of a shipmate for whom we have incorrect data. This
is where you can help!
I have called nearly 100 of these people, spoke to some, left messages for
many and had no luck with a few. Those free night and weekend cell phone
minutes sure come in handy! The trouble is that some of our shipmates have
moved or have not yet responded to my request. Please assist if you can by
contacting your shipmates and getting them signed up for On-Line Crew
today!!! We simply must find all over those who served on our ship! We do
not want to lose anyone.
more information, please go to:
should you do if you do not know anyone on that list? Find a shipmate! You
served with hundreds, find one. Give him the ship’s web site, e-mail and
my contact information. Get him on board!
Ms. United States, Rachel Gage, opened the SS United States exhibit aboard
the Queen Mary in Long Beach. The Queen Mary and United States were
ocean-going rivals. On July 7th 1952 United States took the speed record
from the Queen Mary. The Queen Mary had held the north Atlantic speed record
for 17 years, but with 170,000 horsepower she was no match for the United
States’ 268,000 horsepower. After nearly 50 years, the SS United States
still holds the north Atlantic westbound speed record!
States is currently berthed at Pier 82 in Philadelphia. She is dying. As she
rusts, on and off she has had her appointments auctioned off and her
interior stripped for asbestos removal. The SS United States Foundation is
working to save this ship and return her to New York. A worthy effort!
Complete details can be found at: http://www.ssunitedstates.org
and one can join the foundation for as little as $25.00 a year! You can also
assist by writing a letter or two. Anything helps!