BANCROFT NEWSLETTER

SPRING- 2018

 

THE BANCROFT ASSOCIATION

COMMANDER: MIKE FLAMMIA                 VICE COMMANDER: RALPH BUCKNER                SECRETARY : BILL BADALUCCA                TREASURER: JIM ANGELICA

STOREKEEPER: NATALIE LEO             HISTORIAN: CHARLIE CANNON

      

2018 PICNIC REPORT

A SHORT REPORT ON OUR LATEST "OFF YEAR PICNIC" THAT WAS HELD ON MARCH 17TH (ST. PATRICKSDAY)

AT FORT DESOTO PARK IN ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

WE HAD A PRETTY GOOD TURNOUT; NOT OUR BEST TURNOUT BUT ABOUT 22 BANCROFT SAILORS ATTENDED.

THIS IS THE GROUP THAT CAME TO THE PICNIC

IN ATTENDENCE WERE THE FOLLOWING GUYS:

BILL BADALUCCA  PAUL LEONE  LARRY KILE  TIM SHUGART  JIM BRUCE   JOHN KIDWELL  JOHN KILL

BOB WILLIAMS  DAN OLDHAM   PETER WILCOX  LLOYD HENDRICKS  BENJI BRAYTON 

JIM ANGELICA  WILLIAM GRANNIS  JOHN DANILUCK  RON ZENTEK  MIKE FLAMMIA  NATALE LEO  JACK BUXTON

RALPH BUCKNER  TOM SCHIFFGENS  FRANK ST. PETER  K.D. BARKER   

WITH ALL THE SIGNIFICANT OTHERS, WE HAD ABOUT 45 FOLKS AT THIS EVENT.

THE BANNER THEY ARE HOLDING WAS MADE UP JUST FOR THIS PICNIC AND IT WAS SIGNED BY ALL AND THEN A WINNER WAS PICKED FROM ALL THE NAMES.

FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER, K. D. BARKER REACED INTO THE BAG AND PULLED OUT THE TICKET WITH

JOHN DANILUCK'S NAME ON IT. JOHN WAS A GOLD CREW NUC ET FROM THE MID SEVENTIES AND HE TOOK HOME THE BANNER.

ANOTHER PRIZE WAS AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF THE LATEST BOOK BY RICK CAMPBELL, "BLACKMAIL"

RICK WAS OUR GUEST SPEAKER TWO REUNIONS AGO IN 2015 IN NORFOLK.

THE BOOK WAS WON BY JIM BRUCE, A BLUE CREW PLANKOWNER MISSILE TECH. HE IS THE GUY IN THE PHOTO IN THE WHITE TEE SHIRT ALL THE WAY TO THE EXTREME RIGHT.

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ON BEHALF OF ALL WHO CAME TO ENJOY THIS EVENT, I WANT TO THANK THOSE WHO HELPED PUT THIS ONE TOGETHER, NAMELY

ALICE HOLMES (SIGNIFICANT OTHER OF PAUL LEONE)

AND PETER WILCOX AND HIS WIFE PAT WHO PREPARED THE SALADS AND THE

FRESH CHICKEN AND BURGERS FROM SCRATCH. WE ALL LOVED IT. THANK YOU!

BILL BADALUCCA

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ANOTHER EVENT THAT TOOK PLACE DURING THE PICNIC WAS A REGULAR BANCROFT ASSOCIATION MEETING. USUALLY THIS IS DONE BY WAY OF A PHONE CALL CONFERENCE, BUT SINCE WE HAD THE FULL SLATE OF THE ASSOCIATION OFFICERS PRESENT, WE DECIDE TO HOLD A MEETING.

                         

PRESENT FOR THE MEETING WERE THE GUYS ABOVE:

LEFT TO RIGHT:      COMMANDER MIKE FLAMMIA,  V. CMDR RALPH BUCKNER,   SECRETARY BILL BADALUCCA,

                                              TREASURER  JIM ANGELICA,   STOREKEEPER   NATALE LEO,     REUNION PLANNER  DAN OLDHAM 

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 1:30 PM. PRESENT WERE MIKE FLAMMIA, RALPH BUCKNER, JIM ANGELICA, BILL BADALUCCA, NATALE LEO AND DAN OLDHAM 

JIM ANGELICA MADE A MOTION THAT THE "OFF YEAR PICNIC" BECOME AN OFFICIAL FUNCTION OF THE BANCROFT ASSOCIATION. THE MOTION WAS PASSED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE. DISCUSSION FOLLOWED AND IT WAS GENERALLY AGREED THAT THE PICNICS WILL BE CONSIDERED AND PROMOTED THE SAME AS THE REUNIONS ARE.

JIM ANGELICA GAVE THE TREASURER'S REPORT  AND STATED SOME EXSPENSES WERE PAID AND THE ACCOUNT STILL HAS ABOUT $18,000.

DAN OLDHAM REPORTED ABOUT THE PLANS FOR THE CLEVELAND REUNION IN 2019. SEVERAL PLANS WERE DISCUSSED FROM DIFFERENT HOTELS AND JIM ANGELICA SUGGESTED THAT HE JOIN DAN IN CLEVELAND SOON AND BOTH WILL DEAL WITH THE HOTELS FOR THE BEST DEAL POSSIBLE FOR THE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS.

RALPH BUCKNER SUGGESTED THEY ALSO LOOK INTO SETTING UP AN AIRPORT SHUTTLE BUS TO THE HOTEL WHILE THEY ARE THERE.

WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS AT HAND, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 2:10 PM.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED,

BILL BADALUCCA, SECRETARY

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LET'S  LIGHTEN  THINGS   UP  A  BIT

OVERHEARD SOMEWHERE IN THE HALLS OF CONGRESS:

KIM JONG UN ANNOUNCED AT A NEWS CONFERENCE THAT NORTH KOREA WILL BE SENDING A MAN TO THE SUN IN ABOUT TEN YEARS!

A REPORTER SAID- "BUT THE SUN IS TOO HOT. HOW CAN YOUR MAN LAND ON THE SUN?"

THERE WAS A STUNNED SILENCE IN THE ROOM. NO ONE KNEW HOW TO REACT.

KIM JONG UN QUIETLY ANSWERED " WE WILL LAND AT NIGHT"

THE GATHERING AND EVERYONE IN NORTH KOREA WATCHING ON TELEVISION BROKE INTO THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE.

BACK IN WASHINGTON, NANCY PELOSI AND HER ENTOURAGE WERE WATCHING THE NEWS CONFERENCE.

WHEN PELOSI HEARD WHAT KIM SAID, SHE SNEERED- "WHAT AN IDIOT. EVERYONE KNOWS THERE'S NO SUN AT NIGHT."

HER OFFICE BROKE INTO THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE.

I AM PRETTY SURE THIS IS ALL TRUE!                                                            sent in by Mike Allen, Blue crew FTC, early 70's

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OVERHEARD IN A DISCUSSION WITH AN OLDER BANCROFT SAILOR;

#1  I talk to myself because there are times I need expert advice

#2  I consider "IN STYLE" to be the clothes that still fit

#3  My people skills are just fine.  It's my tolerance for idiots that needs work

#4  The biggest lie I tell myself is: dont need to write it down, I'll remember it

#5  I have days when my life is one tent away from being a circus

#6  These days, "ON TIME" is when I get there

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sent in by D J Paul, Commissioning crew NAV ET

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BANCROFT'S PAST EVENTS

HERE IS A LIST OF ALL THE ASSOCIATION EVENTS THAT HAVE EVER TAKEN PLACE. HOW MANY DID YOU ATTEND?

PAST ASSOCIATION EVENTS

APRIL 2000- SAIL DEDICATION AT THE FRANKLIN GATE OF THE SUB BASE AT KINGS BAY GEORGIA

OCTOBER  2001- CREW REUNION IN NEW LONDON, CT    (this is where the BANCROFT ASSOCIATION got started)

MAY  2003 - -          CREW REUNION IN KINGS BAY , GEORGIA

APRIL  2005  - -     CREW REUNION IN CHARLESTON, SC

APRIL  2007 - -      CREW REUNION IN COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA                                                                        OFF YEAR PICNICS

APRIL  2009 - -      CREW REUNION IN SAN DIEGO, CA.                                                             MARCH 2010- FORT DESOTO PARK, ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

JUNE   2011 - -      CREW REUNION IN NEW LONDON, CT.                                                        MARCH 2012- JETTY PARK, CAPE CANAVERAL  FLORIDA

APRIL  2013 - -      CREW REUNION IN KINGS BAY, GEORGIA                                                  MARCH 2014 - JOHNATHAN DICKINSON STATE PARK, HOBE SOUND, FL.

MARCH  2015 - -   CREW REUNION IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA                                                     MARCH 2016 - JETTY PARK, CAPE CANAVERAL FLORIDA

JULY   2016 - - - -  PAINTING OF THE SAIL IN KINGS BAY, GA                                                  MARCH 2018- FORT DESOTO PARK, ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

SEPT  2017- - - -   CREW REUNION IN CHARLESTON, SC 

 

THESE EVENTS TAKE PLACE EVERY YEAR SO KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEBSITE AND YOUR EMAIL. ALL FUNCTIONS ARE ANNOUNCED AND PROMOTED  BY EMAIL SO MAKE SURE WE HAVE YOUR LATEST EMAIL ADDRESS ON FILE.

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BANCROFT MISSING PERSONS

Help Us Find These Guys!

 

                           

 

If you know where they are, or if they are deceased, please let us know.

If you know how to reach them, let us know by e-mailing me at

billysubs@ssbn643.org

Thanks!

C.O. RICHARD STARK         C.O.  L.T. ROSS

BOB BRYAR--STS2 BRUFFY--MS1 CAMIDGE--SK2 FLORSE--

-COB CHRIS HUSS--MARK JAMES--MM2 KIMREY--

BARRY KNOTT--CHARLES LATHROP--LT. SEAWARD, AWEAPS--FTB1 GERALD SPRINGER--

MT1 STARR--FTB2 TARR--

STS1 THOMPSON--STAN VOIT JR.--NAV ET GEORGE WALLACE--JAMES WARREN

ET1 WESTLAND--FRED ZDEB

and what ever happened to:

-CHRIS JORDAN-

RAY KAMIENSKI--LORNE NIBLETT--GEORGE RICHMOND--BRIAN ROGGE-

KEN STURDIVANT- RICHARD LANG SMITH -DUSTYN ZIMMERMAN

 

I am also looking for GEORGE WALLACE (circled face in the photo below)

Navigation gang, circa late 1960's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am also looking for the bearded guy on the left, John Hamilton, and the bearded guy on the right, George Wallace. Anyone know where they are?

 

 

THANKS SO MUCH, GUYS!

There are many more listed on the CREW LIST in red. Also, if you have a photo of someone you want to find

send it in. Give his name and when he was aboard and we can run it.

Take a look at them and if you are, or know them, please contact me.

Bill Badalucca, Secretary

billysubs@ssbn643.org

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                                        OUR BROTHERS ON ETERNAL PATROL:

THE SHIPMATES LISTED HERE HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE LIST SINCE OUR LAST REUNION. FOR THE FULL LIST GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND CLICK ON THE "DECEASED SHIPMATES" BUTTON. THE FULL LIST HAS AROUND 200 BANCROFT SAILORS.

                              WILLIAM H CARSON*                 GOLD                               C.O.                                     1981-82                     PASSED AWAY 11/9/17   

                             TERRY LAWVER*                          GOLD                                                                            1972-75                     PASSED AWAY 11/12/17

                             LYLE  LEADER*                              GOLD                               MT3                                    COMM CREW        PASSED ON 9-14-17

                             RON  RYLAND*                              BLUE                               ICC(SS)                              COMM. CREW       PASSED AWAY  9/24/15                             

                             LARRY SICARD                              GOLD                              YOEMAN                                                              PASSED AWAY APRIL 2012

                            JOHN TRUMAN*                            BLUE COMM                MISSILE TECH                                                      PASSED AWAY 3/23/18

                            JIM GAUTHIER*                             GOLD                                 TMC(SS)                               74-79                     PASSED AWAY  4/13/2018

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ANSWERS TO THE "FILL IN THE BLANKS" FROM THE LAST NEWSLETTER"

      

OUR SHIP HAD LOTS OF TANKS; BALLAST TANKS, POTABLE WATER TANKS, AND THE LIKE BUT THE SMALLEST TANK IN THE CONSTRUCTION BLUEPRINTS WAS THE WARDROOM FISH TANK.

THE COMPANY WHO BUILT THE PROPULSION SYSTEM( REACTOR, STEAM SYSTEMS, THE TURBINES, ETC. WAS WESTINGHOUSE.

THE PRESSURE HULL OF THE BANCROFT WAS MADE OF A VERY UNIQUE TYPE OF STEEL. IT HAS A DESIGNATION OF_HY80_

WHEN THE 643 WAS STEAMING ALONG ON THE SURFACE, SHE HAD A WEIGHT OF 7000 TONS. WHEN SUBMERGED THE BOAT WEIGHED 8000 TONS.

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                                                                                                                     THE BLUE LIST

 

THE BELOW LIST OF NAMES (THE BLUE LIST) ARE THOSE FORMER CREWMEMBERS WHO'S E-MAILS DO NOT WORK ANY LONGER. IF YOUR NAME IS ON THIS LIST, IT HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM DISTRIBUTION. PLEASE SEND YOUR BEST E-MAIL ADDRESS TO USE.

IF YOU KNOW ANYONE ELSE ON THIS LIST, PLEASE TELL THEM ABOUT IT AS WELL.

UPDATED  09/02/2017

IN ALPHEBETICAL ORDER

JOHN L ADAMS--RICHARD ADAMSON--BILL ALDERSON--BERKLEY ALEXANDER--CARL ALDRIDGE--DOUG ANDERSON--ROSS ANDERSON--GEORGE ANGELL--STEVE AMIDON-DAN ARGO--

RUSSEL F BARNES--GENE BARTLEY--ROBERT BASNET--TOM BEANBLOSSOM--CHRIS BERNARD--TOM BERNIER--CHARLES BERRY-GERALD BEST JR. -DAVID BEYRODT-DAVID BIRD--RORY BOHNAS--CHRIS BOLAND--CORY BOOZ--BILLY BOWES--ERNEST BOYD--WAYNE BRACEWELL--STEVE BROUGHTON--WILFRED BRONSON-- GARY E. BROWN--MIKE BUIE--JASON BUDDE

AL CARROL--STEVEN CARTER--WILLIAM CAUSEY--OTIS COLLIER-LEO CHAISON--GENE CHATTIN-TOM CHERRY--JASON CHESAK--ROBERT G CLARK--ROBERT CLAY--BRAD COBB--DON COOPER --JEFF CONNELLY--J D CORBETT--DONNIE CREIGHTON--ROBERT CROUCH---ANTHONY CZERBO

CURTIS DAVIS--LARRY DAVIS--BRIAN DEAN--GARY DECK--JAMES DEMOREST--RAY DENNIS--TIM DENNIS--GREG DISTELRATH--MIKE DOWLING-- CHRIS DRAUGHN--TERRELL DREW--DAVE DUEMLER-HERBERT DUGGAN--MIKE DUTTON

KEVIN EICKMAN--ROBERT ERDMAN--STEVE ERICKSON--VIRGIL EVERETT

FRANK FAIRCHILD-- TONY FAIRCLOTH--JAMES FALLON-MARK FALLON--ASHLEY FANN-TOM FENNEL--DAVID FIEDELDY--RICHARD FIELDS--JOHN FIFER--CHARLES FITZSIMMONS--WAYNE FLETCHER --ED FLORENT--TIM FLOWERS--JOE FORAN--JAMES FOX--DAVID FRATES

BILLY GARRISON--BILL GARVEY--MARTY GILBERSON--SAM GILL--FRANK GIRDICH--HECTOR GONZOLEZ--MIKE GOODMAN--MIKE GOUGE--CARL GRAY--DUANE GREENBAUM--RICHARD GRIFFEN--ROBERT GRIGGS--COLIN GROVES--KURT A GUSTAFSON--KEITH GULLQUIST--TERRY GULZYNSKI--

STEPHEN HAAS--LARRY HAFFEY--RAY HAGER--ED HAHN--MIKE HALL--FRANK HAMMITT--ARTHUR HANCE--LEROY HARRELL--LEIF HARRIS--LAFRONE HARRISON--ROB HASSON--JOHN HAZEN--LEN HEDGER-WILLIAM HELTON-MIKE HENRICH --RANDY HENRIKSEN--RICHARD HARBESON--RAY HEIMBACH--DON HEYWOOD--ED HILSTON--RUSTY HINES--CHARLIE HINSON--JOE HINSON--DOUG HOEPER-LOU HOHOS--PHIL HOUK--JULIAN HUGHES

FRED JACKSON--REESE JAMES--HAROLD JANKE--HAROLD JOHNSON--BILL JOHNSTON-CHRIS JONES-

DANIEL KALTENBAUGH--DELTON KARLEN--ED KACHADOORIAN--JIM KECK--JODY KENNINGTON--PACE KESSENICH--JAMES M KILLINGWORTH--TROY KING--SAM KIZIS--BILL KREHELY--TIM KRISTY--THOMAS KROLL

JOHN LANGLE--GERALD LAMMERS--WILLIAM LARSEN--MRS HERMAN LAVAUR--WILBERTO LAYNE-JOHN LEDBETTER--CARROL LEE--RAY LEEDOM--JAMES LEW--PAT LIENHART--LIPPY LEPINE---ALAN LEVY--JAMES LILLEY---MERRILL LONG--DON LOVE--DARRYL LOVELL--J T LOWRY

PHIL MARCUM--KEITH MARTIN--CARL MATTHEWS--JOHN A MASON--JOHN MASON--ROBERT McCARTNEY--JIM McCLURE-JAMIE MCCRORY--CHRIS McGILVRAY--SANDY McGREGOR--GERALD McMINN--BOB McNEIL-ROB MEADE--JOHN MEERDINK--MATTHEW MILLER--TOM MINO--CHARLES MIZE---   VERNON MOHR--TERRY MOLLINET--FRANK MOODY-GLENN RAY MORGAN--JOE MUELLER-CHARLES MULLIGAN II-SHAUN MULLENIX-ARCHIE MULVENA

CHERYL NAPIER--MIKE NAUGHTON--JOHN NICKOLOFF--WILLIAM NOLAN--TERRY NORTON

DAN OCONNOR-PHIL OLIVER--RAY ONDISH---JERRY OSBORNE--

DWIGHT PAULK--RANDY PATTON--ROGER PARSONS-MARK PERRY--JOE PITCHELL-- MIKE POCK--CHRIS POMEROY-RUSTY PRICE--FRANK PRICE--KEVIN PUCCINI--GARY PUGH--

ARTHUR QUINN

NEWMAN RANDALL--JAMES REESE--SCOTT REESE--FRANK REITZ--BRUCE RICHARDS--ROBERT RODERICK--JERRY ROSENBERG--MARTY RUSH--JAMES RYAN--

HENRY SCHLEIN-RAY SCHLICT---JOHN SCHROEDER--RICK SELF-CHRIS SEGELKEN-JACK SHAFER--NEWT SHAFFER--BOB SHARDINE--TOM SHARPS-ROBERT SHELTON-JOHN SHENTON-ERIC SHOWERS--BRAD SIKES-MARK SILL---BARY SLAFKES--BOYD SMART--BILL SOILEAU--HAYES SPANGLER--WILLIAM SPENCER--MARCUS SPIKER--ED STANLEY--DANA STARR--WALTER STATEN--HOWARD STEIN--RALPH STETSON--JEFF STOKTON--PAUL STOVALL--GARY STRONG--BILL SWANTON

GARY TEBBETT--GERARD TECHMEYER--TERRY TERIAN--GREG THOMAS-GARY B. THOMPSON--AL THURLOW--PAT TOPPER---AL TOSI

GARY VAN TASSELL--DOUG VAUGHN---CHARLIE VINCENT--ALAN VOTTA

TOM WADDINGTON--FRED WAGNER--FRED WALTER--JEFF WATSON--KEN WESCHLER--SKIP WEITZ--WESLEY WELLER-RON WILLIS--PETER WITTEMAN--DAVID WHITMAN-DEREK WOOD--PATRICK WOODARD--STAN WOJTALEWICZ--DAVID WRIGHT

 

WHEN WE SEND OUT E-MAIL TO ALL HANDS WITH THE ADDRESSES WE HAVE ON FILE (OVER 930 SO FAR), THOSE ABOVE COME BACK AS NO GOOD. IF YOUR NAME IS ON THIS LIST, PLEASE SEND YOUR PRESENT GOOD E-MAIL SO THAT WE CAN REACH YOU.

WE WANT TO KEEP EVERYONE INFORMED OF UPCOMING EVENTS, SUCH AS REUNIONS. WE NEED TO HAVE THE LATEST E-MAIL FOR EVERONE, SO IF YOU CAN CONTACT ANYONE ON THE LIST, PLEASE DO SO AND TELL THEM TO SEND IN THEIR BEST E-MAIL. THANKS!

Thank you,  BILL BADALUCCA-SECRETARY  billysubs@ssbn643.org

 

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