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Some of the more astute of you may have already discovered the list of plank owners on the SSN-680.org website under Quarters >> Plank Owners. It’s been there for a while, but has been incomplete for far too long.

The good news is, through the efforts of Terry Fessner and myself, we have finally taken the information from the Plank Owners plaque, correlated it with the Commissioning booklet (Logroom >> Ship’s Archive’s >> Ship’s Brochures - Commissioning Brochure [thanks to Phil Saul and others]) and updated the profiles of all 121 shipmates assigned to the Bates on May 5, 1973.

That means the the Plank Owner’s list is relatively complete, more or less, minus a couple of profiles that still need to be created, and plus a handful of shipmates assigned to the Bates before commissioning but transferred off before May 5, 1973.

Each of the Plank Owner’s profiles has been updated, so if you are a Plank Owner, you might be surprised (pleasantly, I hope) to find your photo from the Commissioning Brochure is now your Profile avatar, as well as your Photo Then, unless you had already uploaded one of those.

We hope you enjoy browsing the list, and remembering the faces of those you served with. We also encourage you to take a few minutes, and make an effort to track down one of your shipmates from back in the day, reconnect, and encourage him to register here with SSN-680.org.

Don’t forget to mention the reunion, REGROUPEX 17, scheduled for Orlando, FL, September 1-4, 2017!

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