ABOUT THE USS BOSTON SHIPMATES

The USS BOSTON Shipmates organization was formed in 1986 with the goal of conducting a reunion to bring together former crew members of the U. S. Naval ships named BOSTON. The founding president was George W. Colvin, who served aboard the USS BOSTON CAG1 from 1958 to 1959.

The level of interest at the 1987 reunion was so high that the organization was formalized and incorporated as a nonprofit organization. We are staffed entirely by volunteers. Reunions have been held annually since 1987. Reunions have been held in:

1987

North Andover, MA

1995

CAG1 40th Anniversary
Philadelphia

2003

Buffalo, NY

2012

SSN703 30th Anniversary
Buffalo, NY

1988

Lowell, MA

1996

Providence

2004

Andover, MA

2013

Albuquerque, NM

1989

Nashua, NH

1997

Albuquerque, NM

2005

CAG1 50th Anniversary
King of Prussia, PA

2014

Danvers, MA

1990

Providence

1998

Stamford, CT

2006

Chicago, IL

2015

CAG1 60th Anniversary
Fayetteville, NC

1991

Washington, DC

1999

Burlington, VT

2007

Memphis, TN

2016 Dayton, OH
1992

Niagara Falls

2000

Baltimore, MD

2008

Portland, ME

2017

Newport News, VA

1992

SSN703 10th Anniversary
Groton, CT***

2001

Andover, MA
225th Anniversary

2009

Cleveland, OH

2018

1993

CA69 50th Anniversary
Boston, Mass.

2002

SSN703 20th Anniversary
New London, CT

2010

Washington, DC

2019

1994

Norfolk

2002

Baton Rouge, LA

2011

Chicago, IL

2020

*** USS BOSTON Shipmates assisted with this reunion, which was planned by our Submarine Shipmates

Membership

Membership in the organization, which was about 100 in 1986, now exceeds 3,400. Members include men who served aboard the CA69 from 1942 to 1946, the CAG1 from 1955 to 1968, the CA69 from 1968 to 1970, and the SSN703 from 1979 to 1999. We have members in all 50 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, England, Scotland, Guam, and Tazmania.

Membership is automatic for past or present crew members and their wives and widows. Officers, Sailors, Marines, drone unit and Flag personnel are all welcome.

Honorary membership is bestowed upon non-crew members who have shown an abiding interest in Navy ships, with special interest in a BOSTON or her crew through family relationships or friendships.

Annual membership is $10 (free if you're over 80), life membership is $110, and we are proud to extend free annual membership to active duty military personnel who served aboard the BOSTON. All Shipmates receive at least one newsletter each year.

Why pay dues? First, to ensure the continuity of this great organization. Plus, Shipmates with paid-up dues status are entitled to:

Privacy policy: In the interest of protecting the privacy of our Shipmates, we do not release our full membership list to anyone inside or outside the organization. Certain Shipmates request that their info be held in strictest confidence, and we honor and abide by those requests.

USS BOSTON Resources: In the interest of fairness we restrict the sharing of USS BOSTON Shipmates resources to contributing Shipmates.

Joining: If you or a family member served aboard a BOSTON, complete the On-line Shipmate Information Form, print and mail it, along with a check for $10 ($110 for Life Membership) for your first year's dues, to the Secretary so you can be added to the membership roster. If you are just updating information, a copy of the form will be E-mailed to the Secretary.

The address to send hard copy of the form and checks is:

USS BOSTON Shipmates, Inc.
P.O. Box 7445
Brockton, MA 02303-7445

Please make checks payable to USS BOSTON Shipmates, Inc.


Current Officers

The 2017 - 2019 elected officers are:

President

Barry L. Probst

1967 - 1970

Chairman

Thomas H. Berry Jr

1959 - 1960

Vice President

Barry G. Wilson

1984 - 1986

Vice President

Arthur L. Hebert

1958 - 1962

Vice President

Danley N. Schiebel

1965 - 1969

Treasurer

William J. Ubelacker

1981 -1987

These officers are also members of the extended Board of Directors, which includes all past Commanding Officers of USS BOSTON ships. The organization is further supported by a loyal and industrious committee which includes (in addition to the officers above): Helene Ammon, Jim Ammon, Tom Berry, Nancy Berry, Mike Brady, Nancy Anne Hebert, Charlie Higgins, Gerry Kirk, Roy LaFrenier, Nancy LaFrenier, Robert Knight, Tom Murphy, Joe Pepe, Patricia Probst, Edgar Rosas, Bill Saitz, Marie Saitz, Patti Schiebel, Linda Ubelacker,  Barry Wilson, and Donna Wilson (all former USS BOSTON WW II cruiser crew, guided missile cruiser crew, and nuclear submarine crew members and family).

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