USS Ohio 2019 Reunion Information – Hurry up or you will be dink!

USS OHIO Reunion

Updated Information as of June 26, 2019



USS OHIO Reunion
August 13-15, 2019
Host Hotel Fairfield Inn & Suites, Bremerton Wa.

email John T. Moore for Registration forms or more information at 


If you want to attend the reunion and participate in a submarine tour –

John must have your registration form with payment NO LATER THAN 10 July 19.

The Navy requires the names and signed forms of all who will be participating in the tours 30 days in advance of the tour –

AFTER 10 July 19 I will not be able to include anyone else on the tours – NO EXCEPTIONS.

Reunion was originally intended for PRE-COM, COM, Patrols to 1989 however NO ONE will be turned down that asks to attend.

Click on this link to access required forms to be completed

If you have friends that were on the Ohio, please feel free to pass this information along to them as well.

USS OHIO Reunion
August 13-15, 2019
Host Hotel Fairfield Inn & Suites, Bremerton WA.


If you want to attend the reunion and participate in a submarine tour –

must have your registration form with payment NO LATER THAN 10 July 19. 

Scott Vaden

USS OHIO Reunion



6 thoughts on “USS Ohio 2019 Reunion Information – Hurry up or you will be dink!

  1. Mister Mac Ronald Bycroft here.
    Below is the information on the USS Sennet SS 408 reunion this fall. We would appreciate it if you could post this on your Board.
    You appear to have a large viewing. Maybe your site might get to some of our people.
    May 2019
    The 2019 Sennet All-Hands Reunion will be at
    the Double Tree Inn in North Charleston
    on September 22 – 26, 2019

    ?? – Hidden inside this newsletter is a bit of interesting new information about the Confederate submarine Hunley in Charleston. And elsewhere I have included a great sea story about a turn of the century passenger steamer. So read on.

    Ahoy shipmates,
    Sennet’s All-Hands Reunion will be Sept. 22 -26.

    Your registration must be in by August 22, and rooms are filling up. If you’re late you may find yourself hot bunking in the Torpedo Room. So it’s “Surface, Surface, Surface!” Here’s what you need to know:

    We are staying at the DoubleTree Hotel in North Charleston, SC. There is more than one Double Tree in Charleston. Ours is located at 7401 N. Woods Blvd @ I-26. Make your reservations by calling 1-800-774-1500 and be sure to tell them you are with the USS Sennet Reunion to get our special group rate of $119.00 night (+ taxes, etc.). Rates are also good for 3 days before and after the reunion.

    • Free shuttle service to/from the airport. Free parking at the hotel.
    • Free shuttle service within 6 miles of hotel.
    • Full service restaurant and breakfast buffet.
    • You may cancel your reservation anytime up to 24 hours prior to arrival date without charges.

    Sennet Reunion Schedule . . .

    Sunday 09-22-19
    ​Check in day, meet the crew and their wives.
    Monday 09-23-19
    ​Free day to get reacquainted and shopping for the ladies.
    Tuesday 09-24-19
    6:30 P.M. Harbor Dinner Cruise. Cost is $70 pp. Transportation to and from the Dinner Cruise will be done by car pooling. Buses are too expensive.
    Wednesday 09-25-19
    8 A.M. Memorial Service conducted by David Hardy. 

    Immediately following the service will be our business meeting to review our financial status, future reunion plans, questions and answers. 

    6 P.M. Sennet reunion banquet at the DoubleTree. Cost is $50 pp.

    During the reunion we will have a 50/50 drawing and a Silent Auction. So check in your bunk pan for some valuable items you can donate. All profits go into our reunion fund.

    Uniform of the Day . . .

    Don’t come to the reunion half-dressed. I have on hand a Golf Shirts @ $22ea, T-shirts @ $22ea, Hats @ $12ea and Hoodies @ $30ea (were $45ea). Also Challenge coins and Submarine Wife pins @ $5ea.

    Prices do not include postage. Contact me for total cost. I usually ship the same day I receive payment. All revenue goes 100% into the Reunion Fund. Make checks payable to: USS Sennet SS-408 Reunion Fund and mail to:

    USS Sennet SS-408
    c/o Ralph Luther
    PO Box 864
    ​Summerville, SC 29484-0864
    ?? – In 1864 the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley was lost shortly after attacking and sinking the USS Housatonic off Charleston, S.C. Conservators with Clemson University have found a new clue about a possible cause for Hunley’s loss. While cleaning the Hunley of the “concretion,” they found a broken intake pipe that may have allowed water to flood the submarine. Researchers found a 1-inch gap where the pipe was supposed to connect to the wall of the submarine. Archeologists hope to figure out if the pipe broke during the sub’s mission or if it broke over time as the vessel sat on the seafloor. They warned, “This new evidence is not conclusive.”

    Other things to see and do in Charleston . . .

    Charles Towne Landing
    Magnolia, Middleton and Boone Hall Plantations
    CSS Hunley Museum & restoration (weekends)
    Tanger Outlet Mall
    Historic Charleston & the Battery
    Cypress Gardens
    The South Carolina Aquarium
    Legendary golf courses
    Patriots Point Naval Museum
    Fort Sumter
    And miles and miles of beautiful beaches

    Eternal Patrol . . .

    Don’t miss this reunion and your friends. Just since our 2017 reunion, we have lost these shipmates:

    Milton D. Alley (1947-51)
    John M. Gurley (1945)
    Leo A. Amero (1956)
    Bennet Hale (1966-68)
    Anastacio “Joey” Amposta (1965-66)
    John S. Heintzmann (1945-46)
    Willitts D. Anzel (1954-56)
    David G. Hellwig (1968)
    Michael H. Bailey (1960-63)
    Gary W. Jahn (1967-68)
    Harvey O. Bird (1945-46)
    William L. Jones
    A. Dewayne Catron (1967-68)
    Ralph X. Klotz (1959-63)
    John B. Cook (1959-64)
    James F. Maloney (1966-68)
    Jerdon “Jerry” Dean (1945-47)
    Robert B. McComb (1955-57)
    William C. Dotson (1958-60)
    Lucian “Lu” Radd (1961-66)
    Freddy L. England (1962-63)
    David J. Ristau (1963-64)
    Raymond C. Etcitty (1960-61)
    Robert B. St. John (1961-63)
    Angelo J. Gennaro (1946)
    James F. Tidd (1967-68)
    Jack O. Gent (1955-1957)
    Wayne Winans (1964-66)

    Don’t wait until it’s too late to see your friends. Come to the Sennet reunion. Remember – Time waits for no man.

    ?? – Before you get to my sea story you need to know this. Sennet crossed the equator and the Internatonal Date Line several times in her career, but not at the same time. And when it’s summer north of the equator, it’s winter south of the equator. The International Date Line is where each day begins and ends. So now, you’re all ready to understand and appreciare my sea story. Keep reading.
    Future Sennet Reunions . . .

    As I have mentioned in the past newsletters, Stan Pollard is assisting me in getting everything organized and on track. My health makes this very important. We need someone to step forward to assume reunions in the future. Stan and I will assist anyone willing to fill this billet. Remember, submarining is an “all hands” evolution.

    We are open to any and all suggestions, recommendations and ideas. Contact me by email at or phone: 843-851-7064. Be sure to leave a message so my wife, Sharon, can return your call. My hearing is such that I have very much difficulty hearing on a phone.

    ?? – And here’s my sea story. On December 31, 1899 the passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was in the mid-Pacific on its way from Vancouver to Australia. Captain Phillips took take full advantage of the opportunity for achieving the navigational feat of a lifetime. He changed course slightly and adjusted engine speed so as to bear directly on his mark. At midnight the SS Warrimoo lay dead in the water on a southeast heading on the Equator at exactly the point where it crossed the International Date Line.

    Thus, the forward part of the ship was in the Southern Hemisphere and in the middle of summer. The stern was in the Northern Hemisphere and in the middle of winter. The date in the aft part of the ship was 31 December 1899, and forward it was 01 January 1900.

    The SS Warrimoo was therefore not only in two different days, two different months, two different seasons and two different years, but it was also in two different centuries – all at the same time.

    Just thought you’d like to know.

    Looking forward to seeing you and “hearing” from all y’all.

    A Registration Form is attached. Fill it out and return to me.

    We’re going to have a great reunion.



    Phone: 843-851-7064
    Cell: 843-991-1450

    USS Sennet SS-408 2019 Reunion
    September 22-26, 2019

    Registration Form



    Where staying_____________________________________

    Tuesday: Dinner Cruise from Patriots’ Point. Cruise boards at 1830
    ​(6:30 PM) and returns at 21:30 (9:30 PM). Transportation to / from ​Patriots’ Point is NOT included.

    ​A buffet dinner is served during the harbor cruise. Their sample menu includes she crab soup, house salad, shrimp & grits, southern chicken saltimbocca, porterhouse cut pork chops, wood fire grilled rib-eye.
    ​Cost: $70.00/person

    ​#attending_______​Total $_____________

    Wednesday: Low Country BBQ Buffet Banquet at the Double Tree. On ​the menu: garden salad, potato salad, cole slaw BBQ Chicken, Ribs, ​Pork, corn on the cob, braised collard greens, red beans & rice.

    ​Cost: $50.00/person

    ​#attending_______​Total $_____________

    Make check Payable to: USS Sennet SS-408 Reunion Fund

    Please fill out the form and return with check to:

    USS Sennet SS-408
    c/o Ralph Luther
    PO Box 864
    ​Summerville, SC 29484-0864

    Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations at the Double Tree by calling
    1-800-774-1500. The cut off date for hotel reservations is 8/22/2019

  2. Rik was CO of USS OHIO (726) (Gold) from 1987 – 1989, before he went to NATO in Brussels. We’re planning to attend the USS Ethan Allen reunion in San Diego in October. Sorry, but not enough time to make it to Bremerton in August.

  3. Wish I could be there, but not possible. Best to all. Steve Roberson, Ohio Plank Owner and was there at the beginning on the first manning. Great memories. LPO of RC div – NUC.

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