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The 2023 Annual Meeting of the USS BOSTON Shipmates, Inc.

The meeting was held at the Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT.
Olin Stephens Reading Room, 3rd floor, Stillman Building.
Saturday September 16, 2023 @ 10:00

The meeting was called to order at 10:00. Reports from the officers and committee chairs were read and accepted.
The location of next year's reunion will be Woburn, MA.

This was an election year.
The following slate of officers was voted on by those present at the meeting:

President Barry L. Probst (BM2, 1967-1970)
Vice President Danley N. Schiebel (MM2, 1965-1969)
Secretary Barry L. Probst (BM2, 1967-1970)
Treasurer William Ubelacker (ET1(SS) 1982-1987)

Congratulations to the (uncontested) winners!

2023 Reunion - July 13-16, New Orleans, LA

The 2023 reunion celebrated the 80th Anniversary of the commissiong of the USS Boston CA-69 and her entry into WWII

Attendees enjoyed a 1940's/Mardi Gras party, Toured the National World War Two Museum, Explored New Orleans and took a cruise aboard an authentic Paddle wheeler on the Mississippi River.

For some photos from the reunion click on this link!

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The 2022 Annual Meeting of the USS BOSTON Shipmates, Inc.

The meeting will be held at the Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT.
Olin Stephens Reading Room, 3rd floor, Stillman Building.
Saturday September 17, 2022 @ 10:00

All Shipmates in good standing are welcome to attend. This is the Annual business meeting of the Corporation. Once the Corporate Business Meeting is closed we will open a meeting to discuss progress that has been made for the next reunion and venues for future reunions.

Enter through the NORTH entrance.
Seaport staff will direct you to the meeting room.
09:00 Meeting Room Open Coffee Available
10:00 Meeting convenes

Space is limited, so if you plan to attend,
Please RSVP to the Secretary before 9/10/2022.


2022 Reunion - July 14-17, 2022 in Warwick, RI

The 2022 Reunion celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the commissioning of the USS BOSTON (SSN-703)

This year's activities included a visit to Sub Base Groton, our annual Memorial Service at the SubVets WWII Memorial in Groton, a visit to New Bedford to see the the Whaling Museum, the Annual Banquet and a send-off BBQ

Click here for some pictures of the activities.

We hope that those who attended enjoyed themselves!

The 2021 Annual Meeting of the USS BOSTON Shipmates, Inc.
was be held at 1000 hours on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT. 

Congratulations to Rick Geddes TMC(SS) (1980-1984) was nominated and elected as Vice President. Art Hebert was named Vice President Emeritus and will continue to participate and contribute as he always has. The rest of the officers were re-elected to another term.

We had several new Committee volunteers and appointments. These members will begin working to organize the next reunion in Warwick, RI. This reunion will be celebration the 40th Anniversary of the SSN-703 commissioning.

2021 Reunion - July 8-11, 2021 in King of Prussia, PA

We were finally able to hold our reunion again... About 200 shipmates and guests came together in King of Prussia to belatedly celebrate the 65th anniversary of the CAG-1. We still had some challenges due the pandemic, but all of the attendees had a great time getting together with their shipmates and friends.

Click here for Photos from this year's reunion

2020 Reunion - July 9-12, 2020 in King of Prussia, PA

We were looking forward to seeing everyone in July. Unfortunately, the Covid19 pandemic continues to impact the country and the officers and Committee felt that it was prudent, in order to protect the health of our Shipmates and their guests, to POSTPONE/CANCEL the reunion in King of Prussia this summer.

Please see the message from Barry concerning the cancelation of the reunion.


Tomb of the Unknowns

Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery (11/16/2019)

Members of the USS Boston Shipmates participated in the laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Some of the participants were aboard the CAG-1 during the transportation of the remains of the WWII and Korea unknowns from Guatanamo Bay to waters off of the Virginia coast, where they were transferred to the USS Canberra for the selection ceremony in May 1958.

Update from our Marker at Arlington National Cemetery (8/30/2019)

2019 Reunion - July 4-7, 2019 in Burlington VT

The reunion was held in Burlington VT the Doubletree by Hilton. The attendees visited the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, the Shelburne Museum, the Cider Mill, Church Street and a cruise on Lake Champlain to Valcour Island, where the gundolo Boston fought.

Click here to see more photos


2018 Reunion - July 19-22, 2018 in Warwick, RI

The reunion was held at the Warwick Crowne Plaza Hotel. The shipmates and guests visited the Mystic Seaport, Newport Mansions and Battleship Cove.
Click here for more photos.

2017 Reunion - July 20-23, 2017 in Newport News, VA

The reunion was held in Newport News, VA. The itinerary included visits to Yorktown, Jamestown, the Mariner's Museum and a lunch cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk.

Check out some photos from the Reunion.

2016 Reunion - July 7-10, 2016 in Dayton, OH

The 2016 reunion was held in Dayton, OH, home of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and many aviation attractions. 

Activities included visits to the National Museum of the Air Force and Carillon Park

Some photos from the reunion

2015 Reunion - July 16-19, 2015
The 2015 reunion was held in Fayetteville, NC, home of Fort Bragg, one of the largest Army bases in the world It is the home of the 82nd Airborne Division and the Special Operations Forces.

Activities included visits to Fort Bragg, the JFK Special Warfare Museum, 82nd Airborne Museum, The North Carolina Veterans Park and the Airborne and Special Operations Museum.

Photos from the reunion

Sail Painting

Sail Painting Project - April 2015

A few shipmates travelled to Buffalo to repaint the sail of the SSN-703 on April 27 & 28.
It looks great.

Take a look at more photos of the project!

2014 Reunion

The 2014 reunion was held in Danvers, Mass. on July 10-13, at the Doubletree by Hilton, Boston North Shore hotel.

Take a look at some photos of the activities

2013 Reunion

The 2013 reunion was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on July 11 through July 14, at the Marriott Pyramid North hotel.

Take a look at some of the activities.

USS BOSTON SSN-703 Memorial in Buffalo


When the sail and rudder arrived in Buffalo Bruce McCausland (ET2(SS) 1979-1983) was on hand, with his camera at the ready. Take a look... Please be patient; there are a lot of pictures, and lot of bytes to download.

The ship in the background is the USS LITTLE ROCK.


We have photos of the construction under way in Buffalo. Construction begins!

Photos from the 2012 Reunion Ceremony!

Arlington National Cemetery

The BOSTON has an important tie to Arlington National Cemetery, one of the most consecrated and revered places in our nation's capitol. It was a singular honor for us to be invited to plant a tree there, within sight of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. After a considerable effort we were granted permission to place a marker that shows the provenance of our tree and puts the name of our ship in the public eye.

Pop Kaye Scholarship
Information on the Pop Kaye Scholarship is available on line. Let's move this drive forward.

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