The Beale Bugle

These pages are a digital version of The Beale Bugle. The August 1998 issue was the last of the "printed Bugles". The 2015 edition is in digital form only created from photos and other information from the 2015 Atlantic City Reunion. As of 14 October 2016, the 1944, 1987, 1991, 1997, 1998 and 2015 issues have been added to the website. The first edition of The Beale Bugle was published at sea in 1944. We have copies of the 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993,  and 1994  yet to be scanned and added to the website. The 2016 reunion edition will be added following the 2016 reunion. Other years mentioned above will be added within the next few months.

 

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Please note, Reunions were not held in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID pandemic.

 

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USS Beale DD/DDE-471 - 38th Annual Reunion Issue

Atlantic City

September  27 - 30,  2015

Our Hosts

Tom & Kathy Quigley

Dear BEALE Shipmates, family members and guests:

     Tom and I would like to thank everyone for making the trip to the 2015 Reunion in New Jersey. We know it was not easy for many of you to travel to Atlantic City due to the Pope's visit, nor was returning home an easy task for many of you either. Planning the reunion gave us a chance to have an in-depth view of how hard many people have worked over the years to give other shipmate's a fun and memorable reunion. It was our ultimate goal to please everyone although we know, with human nature, that's not always the case. We made some errors along the way, although nothing monumental. We were happy to have this opportunity and we tried our best to keep the cost of everything as minimal as possible. In the past we have attended many reunions and want to say thank you to those who have given their time and efforts (for some several times) over the years. It was truly a pleasure and rewarding challenge for us to finally give back and we sincerely hope that you guys had a great time. . . and didn't lose too much money!

Tom and Kathy Quigley

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Tropicana Casino & Resort

Our reunion was held at the Tropicana Casino and Resort located on Atlantic City's famous boardwalk. A short walk along the boardwalk took us by the many souvenir shops and eateries. And, of course, it led us to the old Atlantic City Municipal Auditorium where one could let his or her imagination run wild and "hear" Bert Parks singing, "Here she comes, Miss America"!

 

The crew's "berthing quarters" and our Hospitality Room were clustered in the hotel's South Tower. And, the Casino and a wide variety of themed restaurants were nearby. On Monday evening, we were served a very nice "Italian Night" dinner to be followed by the Annual Raffle and Auction. On Tuesday evening,we gathered at the Ri' Ra' Pub for Irish fare and adult beverages. On Tuesday, the Quigley's planned a bus excursion to the Philadelphia Independence Seaport for brunch aboard the Bark Moshulu and tours of the USS Becuna SS-319 and Admiral Dewey's flagship, the USS Olympia CS-6. On Wednesday morning, tired, perhaps exhausted, but happy, we shoved off for home to meet again next year on our very first Cruise Reunion. More detail on activities and next year's reunion to follow.

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Hospitality Room

The focal point of our Reunion was the Hospitality Room. Located on the Tropicana's 68th floor, it provided panoramic views of the Atlantic City seashore. Convenient location, ample and comfortable seating combined with refreshments and "munchies" and our Ship's Store made it an inviting place for our shipmates, spouses, families and friends to gather to renew old and to establish new friendships. Sea-stories of long ago were swapped ... all were absolutely true! Spouses, families and friends had their own stories to tell about their sailors. Intermingled with all of this was "Catching-up" on what's happened since last year's reunion and/or when we had last met. What a wonderful time!

 

Opening early in the day and staying open into the evening, the Hospitality Room was our "go-to" place for information. Tom and Kathy, assisted by their beautiful daughters Theresa and Karlene were there much of time. On occasion shipmates and spouses would sit with the Quigley Clan to provide them with real and moral support.

The Quigley Clan

The Quigley Clan

Theresa, Kathy, Tom and Karlene

Crew Meeting

The Hospitality Room hosted our Annual Crew Meeting. The highlights were:

Reports:

    By Paul Barry - on the excellent financial condition of the

                    Beale Association. End of year repoert will be posted

                    on the Website

    By the Quigley's - on this reunion

    By Chet Stagg - on the 2016 reunion

Election of Association Board Members:

    LeRoy Thurn, President

    Jim Svejk, Vice President

    John Davis, Treasurer

    Paul Barry, Secretary

    Chet Stagg, 2016 Reunion Coordinator

The 2017 Reunion - Bob Hinkle and Paula Goll volunteered tol hold the

                   2017 Reunion in Cleveland

The Beale Website www.ussbealedd-dde471.org

    Paul Barry reported - it is fully operational

                        - new information is added often

                        - it is and will continue to be a work in progress

                          as new information is added weekly

                        - to check it out!

Hospitality Room & Crew Meeting Slide Show

To see the slide show:

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Valerie & George Altman
Tom Quigley, Paul Barry
Sol Kelman
Saul Kelman, Sharon & Jerry Chitwood
Paul Barry, Duke Hatcher, Jim Svejk
Kay Jones & Jim Jenkins
Kay & Bill Jones, Carl Fletcher
Kay & Bill Jones, Carl Fletcher 2
John Rishel, Joe Repasch
John Davis et al
Jim Svejk, Tom Quigley, Paul Barry
Jathy Quigley, Jim Svejk, Tom Quigley
Irma Davis, Kathy Quigley, Linda Fletcher
Ginny & Bill Brings
Evie Dwigan, Carin Conrad, Chuck Harvey
Duke Hatcher et al
Dick Dwigans, Bill Conrad, Bob Duke
Dick Dwigan, Bill Brings
Crew Meeting
Crew Meeting 2
Chuck Hunnell, Joe Repasch
Chuck Harvey Sea  Story, Carin & Bill Conrad, Evie & Dick Dwigan
Chet Stagg
Bob Duke, Tom Abbott et al
Bill Conrad, Dick Dwigans
Al Poskus

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Group Pictures

by Jim McAuley

 Official Photographer's Mate

The Crew

Kneeling: Bob Hinkle, Dick Dwigans, Joe Stayner, Chuck Hunnell; Sitting - Marcel Dawson, Bill Conrad, John Rishel, Duke Hacker, Carl Fletcher, John Davis; Standing - Paul Barry, Chuck Griffith, George Altman, Jim Jenkins, Dave Leslie, Tom Quigley, Jim Svejk, Tom Abbott, Gary Reed, Ski Kowalczyk, Bill Brings, Al Poskus, Sol Kelman, Theron Hall; Back Row - Chet Stagg, Chuck Harvey, George Misson, Jerry Chitwood, Bob Duke, Bill Jones.

The Ladies of the Beale

Sitting - Sharon Kowalczyk, Paula Goll, Jane Svejk, Kay Jones, Barbara Hall, Fely Stayner; Standing - Leslie Leslie, Elaine Barry, Pat Reed, Nancy Stagg, Valerie Altman, Mary Dawson, Linda Fletcher, Kathy Quigley, Maryann McAuley,  Rosamond Abbott, Sharon Chitwood, Barbara Duke, Shirlee Griffith, Irma Davis, Ginny Brings, Evie Dwigans, Carin Conrad.

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Bus Excursion

Philadelphia Independence Seaport

On Tuesday morning, many Shipmates boarded a bus for the Reunion's group trip to the Philadelphia Independence Seaport. Upon our arrival, we had brunch aboard the Bark Moshulu. The we toured the USS Becuna and the USS Olympia. The trip was shortened because of rain. And, as a result, we did not get to visit the Seaport's Museum and Gift Shop. We arrived at the Tropicana with plenty of time to prepare for the evening's festivities. By the way, this bus was far better than the Greyhounds and Trailways we rode many years ago!

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Bus
Ski and Sharon Kowalczyk
Kathy Quigley -  Muster
Muster continues - Gary Reed, Sol Kelman, Bob & Barbara Duke, George & Valerie Altman
Chuck & Lynne Harvey, Joe & Fely Stayner
Carl Fletcher, Bill Jones, Lynne Harvey, Fely Stayner

Bark Moshulu

The Moshulu , built in 1904, is one of a few remaining Steel Hulled, Square Rigged ships. It is simlar to the USCG Eagle. You can obtain a great deal of historical information on the Moshulu by searching Google and by clicking on the following link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moshulu When you close out the link, you will return to this page.

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Looking aft
Looking aft
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Port side & brow
Port side & brow
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Stern
Stern
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Stern up close
Stern up close
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Brunch

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Moshulu painting

Moshulu painting

Brunch

Brunch

Bar

Bar

Barbara & Bob Duke, Jan & Jim Svejk, John Davis, Gary & Pat Reed, Irma Davis

Barbara & Bob Duke, Jan & Jim Svejk, John Davis, Gary & Pat Reed, Irma Davis

Jane & Jim Svejk, John Davis, Gary & Pat Reed, Irma Davis, Sharon Kowalczyk

Jane & Jim Svejk, John Davis, Gary & Pat Reed, Irma Davis, Sharon Kowalczyk

Quigley Clan 1

Quigley Clan 1

Evie Dwigans, Carin and Bill Conrad, Dick Dwigans, Linda & Carl Fletcher, Brent Fletcher

Evie Dwigans, Carin and Bill Conrad, Dick Dwigans, Linda & Carl Fletcher, Brent Fletcher

Evie Dwigans, Carin & Bill Conrad, Dick Dwigans, Linda & Carl Fletcher, Brent Fletcher

Evie Dwigans, Carin & Bill Conrad, Dick Dwigans, Linda & Carl Fletcher, Brent Fletcher

George Misson, George Marlow. Sol Kelman, Pauline & Al Poskus, Doris Raleigh,  Rene Fournier

George Misson, George Marlow. Sol Kelman, Pauline & Al Poskus, Doris Raleigh, Rene Fournier

Chuck & Lynne Harvey, Bill Jones, Ski Kowalczyk

Chuck & Lynne Harvey, Bill Jones, Ski Kowalczyk

To other dining room

To other dining room

Moshulu model

Moshulu model

Moshulu History

Moshulu History

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Becuna & Olympia

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Becuna Patch
Olympia Lapel Pin
Becuna & Olympia
Becuna & Olympia 2
Becuna & Olympia 3
Becuna sail
Olympia galley prep table
Olympia galley kettles
Olympia stoves
Olympia Laundry
Olympia Laundry & Bathing
Olympia Lice Dip

As you can see, we have very few onboard pictures of the boat and ship. Should you have any, please contact us via email at ussbealeinc@gmail.com

On the Pier

Patience!
Can you find Jerry Chitwood - Does he look like he's patient
John Rishel & Dave Leslie - patiently waiting
Bill Jones & Admirers (2)
Bill Jones taking pics of Admirers
Barbara & Theron Hall, Joe Stayner
Leslie Leslie, Barbara Duke, Elaine Barry, Valerie Altman & George keeping an eye on the ladies
Barbara Duke, Elaine Barry
Jane Svejk, Irma Davis
Bob Hinkle & Paula Goll
George Altman
Gary Reed & John Davis
Bow of USS New Jersey
John Davis, Tom Quigley, Gary Reed
George Altman, Sol Kelman, Jim Jenkins - All in step
Chuck Hunnell, Al Poskus, John RIshel
Jim Svejk
Bob Duke, Al Poskus, Chuck Hunnell
Sol Kelman & Jim Jenkins
Kathy & Tom Quigley

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Banquet & Auction Night

Favors
Favors

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Pastry Table
Pastry Table

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Paul Barry, Sol Kelman, Jim McAuley
Paul Barry, Sol Kelman, Jim McAuley

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Favors
Favors

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Farewell Dinner at Ri' Ra's

Our Farewell dinner was Irish Night at Ri'Ra'. Good food, good friends and a good time.

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The Quigley's - Theresa, Kathy, Tom, Karlene
P. Barry, George Marlow, G.Misson
Sharon Chitwood, Blanche Kelman
Leslie & Dave Leslie, Barbara Duke, Ginny Brings
John RIshel, Duke Hatcher, Janet & Joe Repasch
Jerry Chitwood
George Marlow, George Misson, Jim Jenkins
Gary Reed, John Davis, Tom Quigley
Bob Hinkle, Paula Goll
Carin Conrad, Dick Dwigans, Chuck & Lynne Harvey, Kay & Bill Jones, Evie Dwigans, Bill Conrad
Carin Conrad, Dick Dwigans, Chuck & Lynne Harvey
Chuck Griffith, Valerie & George Altman, Chet Stagg
Elaine Barry
Evie Dwigans, Bill Conrad
Maryann McAuley & Sol Kelman
Bill Brings, Chuck Hunnell
Bill Brings, Chuck Hunnell, Paul Barry
Bill Brings, Chuck Hunnell, Bob Duke, Paul Barry
Barbara & Theron Hall

Until Next Year aboard the

Celebrity Cruise Line Infinity

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