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.
WELCOME
Definitions
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.
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