This site is produced for all former Shipmates, both Officers and Enlisted. Every Sailor who served on board the
BEARSS from Commissioning in 1943, to the Decommissioning in 1963. If you are not a member of our club,
welcome aboard, and please consider joining our fine group. If you are presently a member, we are glad you are
checking in.
Crew member: One of a body of individuals that comprise a team.
Shipmate: One of a body of individuals that comprise the heart
of the ship. A friend, a buddy, a lifelong memory that is a living part of
the ship that can be counted on in times of need and times of  strife,
and  can also be counted on in times of revelry and joy.
A soul and sentiment that will live forever and echo in the hearts and
minds of his fellow shipmates.
Please be aware that this Website may not display properly in all cases on Mobil
or Tablet devices. In order for our Website to operate on said devices would incur
additional monies to be spent.
Shipmates and family

Please don’t read anything into this in light of the Covid-19 disease. I have NO symptoms as of

3/18/2020.  I just don’t want to be caught short wishing I would have said something.

I thank each and every one of you individually and collectively for your friendship and love. It

has been my honor to operate our Website representing our club. I hope it has been a pleasant

experience for you when you visited. I plan on hosting it as long as possible, until I no longer can

for whatever reason. Hopefully I will see you at our next reunion. I borrowed the following quote

with permission from a shipmate. It says so much with so few words.

" Our Shipmates;  Truly good Friends -
        Difficult to lose - and Impossible to Forget."

Smooth sailing and mind your rudder,
Charlie Brown
2020 Reunion has been CANCELED.
NOTICE Shipmates
Dear Shipmates/Family below is part of the correspondence that I have received from Yahoo. It
has been my honor and pleasure to operate your Website. In light of the latest developments this
old dog has no desire to learn and implement a new system so it will be shutting down March 31,
2021. If anyone wishes to create a Bearss Website please feel free to contact Charlie McCon at

One of my Navy buddies from my other ship said it best. "This is like giving someone notice
they have to learn a new language in two months and convert everything they ever wrote to
the new language".

Sincerely, Charlie Brown
Dear Charlie,

Starting on
March 31st, 2021, we will discontinue support for the Yahoo SiteBuilder editor to
increase focus on our newer website creation tools.

Here’s what you need to know about your current site.

• Your website will stay online for now.
After March 31 2021, you will no longer be able to edit or update your website.
If you wish to make changes and updates in the future you must create a new website.