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.