Dedicated to the memory of the ship and officers and men who sailed her

We had a very successful reunion in Charleston and now we are getting ready to hold our 2019 event in Tampa Florida. The Tampa reunion will be our 30th since we formed our Association in 1989.

The Crowne Plaza Tampa-Westshore will host our event. It is located at 5303 West Kennedy Blvd., in Tampa. The hotel phone number is (813) 287-1050, reservations (877) 834-3613 for reservations use the Compton block code UCA.

The reunion will be a three-day event held on Friday April 26, Saturday April 27 and Sunday April 28, 2019. Our standard format will be used; registration on Friday, a tour on Saturday and our memorial service, general meeting and banquet on Sunday. Our discounted group room rate will available three days prior and after the actual reunion. The room rate is $149 a night and breakfast is included each morning.

Complimentary transportation will be provided to and from the airport and a 3-mile radius of the hotel. The phone number for the 24/7 shuttle service is (813) 289-1950.

Our tour event will be held on Saturday April 27, 2019 the second day of the Tampa reunion. We have booked a day long bus tour from the “Cheers! Events” production company which will include a riding tour of the Tampa area, with tour guides, leaving the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 9:30am. After that the group will be taken to the University of Tampa where we will go on a guided interior tour of the beautiful and historic campus buildings. Then it’s on to tour Historic Ybor City.

After the morning events we will be driven to the Sarasota area for a fantastic barbeque lunch for shipmates and guests. The food will be prepared outdoors and dining will be in a nicely decorated, air conditioned, hall.

The trip is being sponsored by shipmate Joe Brielmann who resides in Sarasota. The barbeque, also provided by Joe, will be at a facility he owns. The cost of the day’s events will be only $60 per person.

The reservation cut-off date is April 11, 2019 but please make your reservations early.

Crowne Plaza Tampa-Westshore
5303 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33609


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