Thank you to Glynna Morse and Bill Haggarty for providing copies of the following volumes of Calversions. These copies complete the on-line library of Calversions, which I have been working to acquire over the past few years:
The Calvert Marine Museum has provided the hard-to-find first edition of the Calversion published by John Cole in early 1978. It is available here. The almost complete set of Calversions is available here.
Many thanks to the Museum and staff who are helping to keep the USS Calvert’s history alive through their efforts to serve as the permanent repository for the USS Calvert Collection — objects, documents, and other memorabilia donated by members of the Calvert Associates and other generous donors over the years.
Appreciation to Ivan Roy Vail (’56-’58) for providing a copy of the Calvert’s 1956 Sixth Far East Cruise Book. Click the image below to go the page with the all of the pages.
Here are photographs highlighting the 2015 USS Calvert reunion held in Baltimore, MD, on October 1st through the 3rd. Although we had a lot of rain each day, we all had a great time. I’ll post additional comments and information on each event from the reunion over the next week or two, so watch for more updates.
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Reconnecting with old shipmates and friends; Making new acquaintances and friends:
Memories, beer, food, and raffle prizes (via a raffle the reunion attendees raised over $300 in donations for the Calvert Marine Museum to support their growing collection of USS Calvert artifacts, memorabilia, and historical documents)
Day 1 – Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
Day 2: Solomons Island (On Watch monument at the former US Navy Amphibious Training Base, 1942-1945), Calvert Marine Museum (home of the extensive and dynamic archive of USS Calvert artifacts, memorabilia, and documents); Calvert Library, Prince Frederick (visiting the temporary USS Calvert exhibit).
Day 3: Baltimore Inner Harbor & Sparrows Point Shipyard (Where the USS Calvert was laid-down and launched in 1942):
Day 3 – Memorial Service & Banquet Dinner