P.O.D.

Date: 14APR22

From: Brad Williamson, Lead Administrator

RE: Current activity on the coldwarboats.org website.

  • Seven fully functional sites, including the USS WILLIAM H. BATES (SSN 680). (Located by menu items shaded light orange):
    • USS GRENADIER (SS 525)
    • USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571)
    • USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (SSBN 600)
    • USS STURGEON (SSN 637)
    • USS ASPRO (SSN 648)
    • USSVI - USS HADDO Base (Cleveland, TN)
  • Ten sites currently under development. (Located by menu items shaded light yellow):
    • USS ATULE (SS 403)
    • USS BASS (SS 551)
    • USS HADDO (SSN 604)
    • USS LAFAYETTE (SSBN 616)
    • USS PUFFER (SSN 652)
    • USS GEORGE C. MARSHALL (SSBN 654)
    • DSV3 TURTLE
    • USS BUSHNELL (AS 15)
    • SUBMARINE SCHOOL NEW LONDON CT ⁃
    • NPTU BALLSTON SPA NY
  • 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 GRENADIER (SS 525) All Enlisted Personnel from 1957 and 1958, registered as MISSING or ETERNAL PATROL, if known.
  • Deck Logs Added:
    • USS GRENADIER (SS 525) Deck Logs - JAN-DEC 1956
    • USS ASPRO (SSN 648) Deck Logs - NOV-DEC 1968, FEB, APR-DEC 1969, and JAN-DEC 1970
  • Personnel Reports Added:
    • USS GRENADIER (SS 525) Enlisted and Officer Personnel Diaries - 1957, 1958
    • USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (SSBN 600) Enlisted and Officer Personnel Diaries, Blue/Gold Crews - 1960
    • USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (SSBN 600) Officer Distribution and Control Reports, Gold Crew - 1960
    • USS LAFAYETTE (SSBN 616) Enlisted and Officer Personnel Diaries, Blue/Gold Crews - 1962
    • USS LAFAYETTE (SSBN 616) Officer Distribution and Control Reports, Blue/Gold Crews - 1962
  • Staff Added:
    • None
  • Staff Needed:
    • USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571) - Site Lead
    • USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (SSBN 600) - Site Lead
    • USS LAFAYETTE (SSBN 616) - Site Lead
    • Plus every other boat not mentioned!
  • Next near-term action items:
    • Finish 616 site.
    • 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.
  • End of Message

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