Ship's Brochures

Prepared for the May 5, 1973 commissioning of the U.S.S. William H. Bates, this booklet would become the precursor for the Welcome Aboard booklets provided by each subsequent Commanding Officer. What makes the Commissioning Booklet unique is the inclusion of photographs of the entire crew! (Brad Williamson)

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Watch, Quarter, and Station Bill

© 2017 Brad Williamson
and/or the
U.S.S William H. Bates Association
or respective image owners
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