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USS ASPRO (SSN 648) and crew in drydock, Pearl Harbor, HI

Date: 02 FEB 22

From: Brad Williamson, Lead Administrator

RE: Current activity on the coldwarboats.org website.

  • Four fully functional sites, in addition to the USS WILLIAM H. BATES (SSN 680). (Located by menu items shaded light orange):
    • USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571)
    • USS STURGEON (SSN 637)
    • USS ASPRO (SSN 648)
    • USSVI - USS HADDO Base (Cleveland, TN)
  • Two sites currently under development. (Also located by menu items shaded light orange):
  • Features added:
    • File upload capability added for 571, 637, 648, 600, 616 for images and documents. Found at the bottom of each of the four boat menus - The Boat, The Men, The Logroom, The Reunions.
    • Historical timelines for 571, 637, and 648, under The Logroom >> History.
  • Shipmates Added:
    • USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571) All Enlisted Personnel from 1954, registered as MISSING or ETERNAL PATROL, if known.
  • Deck Logs Added:
    • USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571) Deck Logs - OCT 1963
    • USS ASPRO (SSN 648) Deck Logs - MAR 1969
  • Personnel Reports Added:
    • SSN 571 - Enlisted Personnel Diaries - 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957
    • SSN 571 - Enlisted Distribution & Verification Reports - 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957
    • SSN 571 - Officer Personnel Diaries - 1957
    • SSN 571 - Officer Distribution & Control Reports - 1957
  • Staff Added:
    • Tom Harriman - Site Lead USSVI - USS HADDO Base
    • Chuck Phillippe - Site Lead USS ASPRO (SSN 648)
    • Glenn Gumpman - Site Lead USS Sturgeon (SSN 637)
    • Margaret Williamson - NAVPERS Archives Lead
  • Staff Needed:
    • USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571) - Site Lead
    • USS LAFAYETTE (SSBN 616) - Site Lead
    • Plus every other boat not mentioned!
  • Next near-term action items:
    • Finish 600 and 616 sites.
    • Add historical timeline to 600 and 616.
    • Populate existing historical timelines.
    • Add file upload capacity for USSVI - USS HADDO Base
    • Complete tools for receiving financial donations & subscriptions
    • Complete basic site menus for TENCH class smoke boats.
  • On-going action items:
    • Continue data-entry on shipmates from 571, 525, 600, 616.
    • Acquire personnel reports for boats commissioned after 1963 from the National Archives.

Contact Brad Williamson, Lead Administrator, or active Site Leads if you have questions, would like to volunteer, or wish to support us financially, at any level.

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