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USS Bergall SS 320
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Calling All USS Bergall Crew,
Family and Friends!
(Now why does that guy look familiar?)

The 2016 USS Bergall Reunion will be in Charleston, S.C. !

Confirming list for the crew attending
(check for friends attending or let us know you're coming so we can add your name)

Do you enjoy this site?  PLEASE JOIN AND SUPPORT

WHEN: October 13-16, 2016

Marriott North Charleston
4770 Goer Drive
Charleston, SC 29406 

We have a block of 40 rooms at $132 per night Thurs-Sat. 

Reservations for the Event will be made by USS Bergall attendees directly to
the North Charleston Marriott via
on-line booking
or calling 843-747-1900 by 9/6/2016 to ensure the discounted rate.

WHO: All officers, crewmembers, wives and family of the SS 320, SSN 667 and S_324 and
families and friends of shipmates who are "Resting Their Oars" are also always welcome.
HOSPITALITY SUITE: The Bergall Hospitality Suite has always been a hit... so we will have one.
Please bring sea stories and liberty lies to share and enjoy.

Financial donations to support the Hospitality Suite are always welcome. Cost to provide
snacks and drinks is approximately $1500-$2000 for a reunion and not covered in any fee,
just through donations.

October 15th (Saturday)  6pm-10pm
Banquet Room at the Marriott North Charleston

Banquet pricing:
Non-Member price per person: $65
Non-Member price per couple: $120
Membership special: The member price per person/couple will be honored when
     reservations are accompanied by a new membership application and payment of dues.

Member price per person: $58.50
Member price per couple: $110

Please send your Check for the dinner to our Treasurer, Brian.

Make checks payable to "THE BERGALL ASSOCIATION" 
Advance contributions to the hospitality room are also greatly appreciated.

Mail to:
Bergall Association
2312 Shorebird Ct.
Chesapeake, VA 23323

Attn: Brian Daugherty, Treasurer
DINNER MENU: Atlantic Buffet
she-crab soup
field greens, spiced pecans, crumbled bleu cheese, Vidalia onions & grape tomatoes
sautéed green beans
sustainable Atlantic catch with smoked cheddar grits & sweet corn relish
blackened chicken with scallon & tasso cream
roasted sirloin with cabernet roasted Vidalia onions
blueberry & strawberry shortcake with whipped cream
The annual Association business meeting will be prior to the dinner,
2pm-4pm, 10/15 in the Hospitality Suite.
Gordie McKibben   (EM2)(SS) (89-93)
6122 West Diagonal Road
Rathdrum, ID 83858
(208) 687-4552
ATTENDING LIST: E-Mail - Mike Brood so that we know when you are coming,
who will be with you, and if you will be attending the reunion dinner.
2 Special Offering !! H.L. Hunley Private Tour
Mike Sobkowski has arranged a private tour of the Hunley at 12:30pm on Friday Oct 14th 
Cost is $20 per person and we need at least 20 people to sign up.  We can accommodate more
than 20 and possibly all interested attendees.  Tour is approximately 1.5 hours in length and the
Conversation Center is about 15 minutes from the hotel.

Please contact Mike Sobkowski ( or at (717) 671-1070 with a headcount on
those attending by September 9th so we can have a good idea if there is enough interest or the
need to cancel.   

In 1864, the H.L. Hunley became the first submarine to sink an enemy  warship. Unfortunately,
before she could return home, the sub disappeared with her eight-man crew off Sullivan's Island,
S.C. Her  fate was a mystery until she was discovered in 1995 by a diving  expedition led by author
Clive Cussler. Five years later, the vessel was lifted from the ocean floor and brought to the Warren
Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston, S.C. where a team of scientists are working to
conserve the historic submarine for future generations.

The H.L. Hunley is located at:
Warren Lasch Conservation Center
1250 Supply Street (on the old Charleston Navy Base)
North Charleston, South Carolina 29405

Spirtline Cruise Dinner Cruise 

Ed Gibbons and Kathy Gatlin have generated some interest in a nice dinner cruise.   The group rate is $60.52 per person (includes tax and gratuity).  Dessert is usually not included, but as a thank you for your service, dessert will be included. There will be a cash bar and live entertainment.  Must have at least 15 people signed up to get this group rate.  If we do not have a group of 15 or more the price will be $68.53 per person.

The menu are available on their website at

There will be a cash bar and live entertainment.  Must have at least  15 people signed up to get this group rate.  If we do not have a group  of 15 or more the price will be $68.53 per person.

please email if you would like to sign up, if we  can get 15 folks signed up, I will work with Edmond/Kathy on the  details.
Parking is available at Patriots Point for $5.00 (cash only).  Maybe the hotel has a bus that can take us to the cruise ship. 
Boarding begins at 6:30 and the cruise is from 7:00-9:30.    This is a Non-Smoking cruise and the dress code is "nice casual". 
More information and the menu are available on their website at   
Charleston Offerings

Patriots Point
Tour the USS Yorktown CV-10, USS Clamagore SS-343, USS Laffey DD-724 and several
other museums and memorials.

South Carolina Aquarium
The Aquarium boasts they are Charleston's most visited attraction.

The Battery/ White Point Gardens
The Battery is located at the southern most tip of the Charleston Peninsula, where Murray Blvd.
and East Battery (East Bay) Street meet. Part of The Battery is White Point Gardens and collectively
they are the landmark that helps to define Charleston

Old City Market
The Market is consistently on our Things To Do In Charleston Top 10 Best list! A must see!  Dating back
to 1841, Market Street features independent merchants selling their wares in an open air setting, including
Gullah ladies weaving the ever famous sweetgrass baskets.

SpiritLine Dinner Cruise
A three hour evening cruise on the water! Especially when it comes with a multi-course dinner, live music
and exceptional views of the Charleston Harbor!

Middleton Place
Dating back to c. 1741, Middleton is a National Historic Landmark with an Inn, restaurant, America's
oldest landscaped Gardens and Stableyard demonstrations of life in the 18th century.
The magnitude of this plantation is awe-inspiring!

Rainbow Row
This section on East Bay Street, built between the 1720's-1790's, was considered the 'slum' area
of Charleston after the Civil War. It was renovated in the early 1900's and given Caribbean colors
that are still seen today. This stretch of East Bay Street has been dubbed 'Rainbow Row' and has become
a familiar 'face' of Charleston.

King Street Shopping District
The most famous shopping area of Charleston is located between Broad and Spring Streets. Sprinkled
throughout are great bars & restaurants in case you need a little 'sit down' between your sprees!

Waterfront Park
Enjoy a leisurely swing on the pier while looking for dolphins in the Harbor with the USS Yorktown as the
backdrop.  The Pineapple fountain of Charleston can also be found here with other intimate gardens
and jogging paths along the water's edge.

Folly Beach
Folly Beach, or "the Edge of America," has been on occasion dubbed the 'eccentric' beach


Click here for the reunions file index for the USS Bergall
 Click here for the home page for the
USS Bergall SS 320
Click here for the home page for the USS Bergall SSN 667