February 2000 (Supplement to the January Edition)
is a supplemental newsletter to bring you up to date on some items of
The worst news we could have arrived. We will not be able to board the USS
England before she is scrapped. She has been stripped to the point where she
is not considered safe for such events. They have agreed to send some
pictures of her. The Joutte's Association had requested a visit, also turned
down, and a photographer had been arranged for them. The photographer
will also visit England. We should have the pictures here shortly.
Beaumont's Flank Speed 1963
Sterett CG-31 Museum
of you know the the Leahy and Belknap class cruisers have all been retired.
A few have already served as targets. the rest are to be scrapped but for
one. The USS Sterett is 'on hold' and is slated to become a museum in
Eureka, California. The Sterett Association has been working with others
groups to save this one CG. It would serve as a museum for all of the
cruisers, NTDS, Vietnam and the Cold War. We can help and you are all
encouraged to go to their web site and see what you can do to help. They
need everything from money to technical assistance, from painters to
writters. Please help save the Sterett.