THE BANCROFT ASSOCIATION

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

STOREKEEPER: NATALIE LEO             HISTORIAN: CHARLIE CANNON

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                  

                                                                                             2019 BANCROFT REUNION PAGE

WE ARE OFF AND RUNNING AGAIN FOR OUR NEXT REUNION IN CLEVELAND, OHIO :

WHEN:    JUNE 6   THRU   JUNE 9,  2019,   THURSDAY- SUNDAY

WHERE:  HILTON GARDEN INN, 700 BETA DRIVE, MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO 44143   440-646-1777

ABOUT THE HOTEL

                                                      

                            HOTEL FRONT                                                                                    STANDARD ROOM                                                                               COCKTAIL LOUNGE

 

                                              

                                                     FITNESS   CENTER                                                              POOL AREA                                                                                  BANQUET ROOM

 

TO BOOK YOUR ROOM, CALL 440-646-1777. TELL THEM YOU ARE WITH THE BANCROFT REUNION

DIRECTIONS TO THE HOTEL:

FROM THE CLEVELAND HOPKINS AIRPORT: Take I-480 East to I 271 N Wilson Mills Rd exit #36, Turn right, follow to the first light then turn left                                                                                                                              onto Beta Drive

FROM POINTS NORTH & I-90:  Take I-271 South to the Wilon Mills Rd exit #36. Turn left & follow to the second light and turn left onto Beta Drive

FROM  DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND: Take Rt. 2 East to I-90 east to I-271.Go south to exit #36 & turn left & follow to second light. Turn left onto Beta Drive

FROM POINTS EAST (PITTSBURG, YOUNGSTOWN): Take the Ohio Turnpike ( I-80) West to exit 187. Take I-480 West to I-271 North. Follow that to exit #36 & turn right. Go to first light and turn left onto Beta drive.

FROM POINTS WEST ( ILLINOIS, INDIANA, TOLEDO & MICHIGAN): Take I-80 (OhioTurnpike) East to exit 9A. Follow I-480 East to I-271 North to the Wilson Mills Rd exit #36. Turn Right & go to the first light and turn left onto Beta Drive

FROM POINTS SOUTH (COLUMBUS): Take I-71 North to 271 North & go to Wilson Mills Rd, exit #36. Turn right and go to the first light and turn left onto Beta Drive

ACCORDING TO GOOGLE MAPS, THE DISTANCE FROM OUR HOTEL TO THE USS COD IS APPROX. 20 MILES

RUN--FLY--DRIVE--SKATEBOARD--ANYWAY YOU CAN-JUST GET THERE NEXT JUNE

              

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THE SCEDULE FOR THE REUNION WEEKEND 

THE ABOVE SCHEDULE COULD POSSIBLY CHANGE BEFORE THE REUNION.

IF THAT HAPPENS A NEW ONE WILL BE SENT TO ALL HANDS AND ONE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT CHECK-IN

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THE FORM YOU NEED TO REGISTER

TO PRINT THIS FORM; RIGHT CLICK ON THE FORM THEN CLICK "Save Image As" and click "Save". That should put it on your computer's desktop which you can later select and

print anytime.

IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE PRINTING DOWN A COPY OF THE FORM, JUST CALL ME (828-735-0831) OR EMAIL ME AND I WILL SEND YOU ONE BY EMAIL OR SNAIL MAIL. BILL B.

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ABOUT THE PLATED MEALS AT THE BANQUET:

                                                          THE MEALS FOR THE BANQUET ON SATURDAY NIGHT WERE CHOSEN AS FOLLOWS:

 

                    PAN SEARED ATLANTIC            Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon with Balsamic Honey Glaze

                                              SALMON                                            Mixed Greens Salad

                                   NO PHOTO AVAILABLE                                                 Oven fresh Rolls & Butter, Vegetable Medley, Roasted Red Potatoes

                                                                                                                               Chef's Choice of Dessert

                                                                                                                                Fresh Brewed Coffee, Decaff Coffee, International Teas & Iced Tea

 

                         CHICKEN MARSALA           With wild mushroom marsala sauce

                               no photo available                         Ceasar  Salad

                                                                                     Oven fresh Rolls & Butter, Vegetable Medley, Choice of Potato

                                                                                                                                Chef's Choice of Dessert

                                                                                                                                Fresh Coffee, Decaff Coffee, International Teas, Iced Tea

 

                     SLICED PRIME RIB  ROAST               

   

 

    Crusted, Roasted with Horseradish Merlot au jus

   Ceasar Salad

   Mesclun Greens

   Oven fresh Rolls & Butter, Vegetable Medley, Mashed Potatoes

    Chef's Choice of Dessert    

   Fresh Coffee, Decaff Coffee, International Teas, & Iced Tea

                                                                                                                                                                          

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                                                                                                                            MESCLUN GREENS

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LET'S LOOK AT THE USS COD  SS 224

  

USS  COD

LOCATED AT 1201 N. MARGINAL RD, CLEVELAND, OHIO 44114

(20 MILES FROM THE HOTEL )

A WORLD WAR II GATO CLASS SUBMARINE BUILT IN 1942

OUR SCHEDULE INCLUDES A TOUR OF THE DISPLAY ON FRIDAY MORNING FROM 10:00 AM TILL NOON AND A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR OUR DECEASED SHIPMATES

TO BE HELD AT NOON

ABOUT THE US COD:

GATO CLASS DIESEL-ELECTRIC SUBMARINE - 1549 TONS SURFACED  2463 TONS SUBMERGED- LENTH= 312 FEET  - BEAM= 27 FT 3 IN. - DRAFT 17 FEET -

PROPULSION : 4 GENERAL MOTORS V16 DIESELS

                             2 x 126 CELL SARGO BATTERIES

                             4 x HIGH SPEED GE ELECTRIC MOTORS WITH REDUCTION GEARS     2 PROPELLERS

                             5400 SHAFT HORSEPOWER ON THE SURFACE     2740 SHAFT HORSEPOWER SUBMERGED

                             21  KNOTS ON THE SURFACE,  9 KNOTS SUBMERGED       RANGE:  11.000 NAUTICAL MILES SURFACED,  48 HOURS AT 2 KNOTS SUBMERGED

                             TEST DEPTH:  300 FEET

                             6 OFFICERS     54 ENLISTED MEN

                             ARMAMENT:   10 X 21 INCH TORPEDO TUBES  ( 6 FWD & 4 AFT    ONE  4" /50 CALLIBER GUN, LATER 1 x 5"/ 25 CALIBER GUN, 40MM  AND 20 MM CANNONS

                            HISTORY- COD MADE 7 WAR PATROLS UP UNTILL 1946 AFTER WHICH SHE BECAME A TRAINING VESSEL. COD IS CREDITED WITH THE SINKING OF 12 ENEMY VESSELS                             TOTALLING MORE THAN 37,000 TONS AND DOING DAMAGE TO ANOTHER 36,000 TONS OF ENEMY SHIPPING. SHE HAS 7 BATTLE STARS FOR HER 7 SUCCESSFUL                             PATROLS

                           

THE USS COD IS THE ONLY SUBMARINE STATIC MUSEUM THAT HAS NOT HAD STAIRS PUT INTO HER HULL. ACCESS IS STILL BY WAY OF VERTICAL STEEL LADDERS SO BE PREPARED IF YOU PLAN TO GO ABOARD.

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THE FRIDAY DINNER CRUISE

THIS IS OUR DINNER CRUISE SHIP

The Goodtime III is 151 feet long and has a capacity of 1000 passengers total. The ship weighs 500 tons fully loaded. She carries 4600 gallons of driking water, 6500 gallons of fuel, 5000 gallons for wastewater. It is powered by 2 Cummins KT-19 Turbo Diesel Engines producing 850 horsepower and has 2 100KW Generator sets for electricity.

 Her home port is at 825 East 9th Street pier in Cleveland, close to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. PHONE # IS: 216-861-5110, EXT. 101, Captain Bob Reilly

We have booked the evening Dinner Cruise which gets under way at 6:30 PM with boarding begining 1/2 hour before. The trip lasts about 2.5 hours, includes a                                                                      private DJ during our cruise, a cash bar and dinner is served buffet style on the main deck.

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE HAVE BOOKED THE CAPTAIN'S MENU AS SHOWN AT LEFT. IT OFFERS THE BEST SELECTIONS FOR THE DINNER.

 

   

 

                            

                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 If you have any dietary restrictions such as "salt free", let them kn0w in the  DINING ROOM WHEN YOU ARRIVE

   NOTE: THIS CRUISE IS SMOKE AND VAPE FREE

 

THE DINNER CRUISE AT OUR LAST REUNION IN CHARLESTON, S.C. IN 2017 WAS THE HIT FEATURE OF THAT  WEEKEND. WE THINK THIS ONE WILL BE BETTER. COME JOIN US!

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                      

                                       

                                 

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LOOK WHO'S COMING SO FAR:( THIS LIST IS UPDATED AS REGISTRATIONS COME IN)

AS OF:   SEPTEMBER 24th

JON ALLEN   JIM ANGELICA   TERRY BAGGERLY  LARRY KILE   DARRELL MOORE   DAN OLDHAM   JOHN PROCHNIAK     

 

 

 

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HERE'S WHAT  ELSE YOU WILL FIND AT THIS REUNION:

HOSPITALITY ROOM WITH REFRESHMENTS--MOVIES AND EXHIBITS--DOOR PRIZES-- LOTS OF SEA STORIES-- A GUEST SPEAKER-- SOME OF YOUR OLD BUDDIES--AUCTIONS--RAFFLES--THE SHIP'S STORE WITH HATS, SHIRTS & MORE--MORE SEA STORIES--PEOPLE YOU HAVEN'T SEEN FOR SEVERAL DECADES--HAVE DINNER WITH SOMEONE YOU WORKED WITH HALF A LIFETIME AGO--THE FAMED ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME--THE CLEVELAND BROWNS STADIUM

AND MUCH MORE!

 

IF YOU NEVER CAME TO ONE OF OUR REUNIONS, YOU NEED TO COME TO THIS ONE. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID.