Information About the
USS Plymouth Rock Ships Association
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The USS Plymouth Rock (LSD29) Association came into being through the untiring efforts of Harry T. Andersen, BTC, of Waukegan, IL who served aboard the "Rock" in 68-70. Harry had the idea of forming the association after having been married on board and retiring while attached to the Plymouth Rock. Through Harrys efforts and that of his wife Jeanne, a data base of former shipmates was created. Harry and Jeane communicated with over 60 magazines, newspapers and each of these were sent information as to the first reunion. At the present time this data base has approximately 665 former shipmates. The Ships Association truly owes a great deal of thanks to the Andersen's for all the work that was done in the early years of 1995-96. To view more information about the reunions, visit the ships link to Pictures and Information of past/present reunions or click here Reunions.
Membership is open to all enlisted and officers who served on the USS Plymouth Rock at any time during her years of service. We publish a neewsletter every four months and we have biannual reunions in different parts of the country. Dues paying members receive a US post office mailed copy of the newsletter, all others who have a good e-mail address receive a copy by e-mail. If you are interested in joining, select either the application in pdf format or in Microsoft Word format. Instructions for completion and mailing are found on the application.
Application in .doc
format (Microsoft Word
Application in .pdf format
The first reunion was held in Great Lakes, IL in September 1996 with over 65
shipmates and wives/girlfriends in attendance.
A second reunion was held in Norfolk, VA in September 1998 with over 166 shipmates and wives/girlfriends in attendance.
A third reunion was held in Buffalo, NY in September 2000 with over 76 shipmates and wives/girlfriends in attendance.
The fourth reunion was held June 5, 6, 7 2003, at Great Lakes IL. We had 67 shipmates and guests in attendance.
The fifth Reunion was held September 8-11, 2004 at Branson, MO. We had over 82 shipmates and guests in attendance.
The sixth Reunion was held September 27-30, 2006 at Mystic, CT. We had over 41 shipmates and guests in attendance.
The seventh Reunion was held September 18-20, 2008 in St. Louis, MO. We had over 47 shipmates and guests in attendance.
The eight Reunion was held September 20-24, 2010 in Charleston, SC. We had over 63 shipmates and guests in attendance.
The ninth Reunion was held September 20-24. 2012 in King of Prusia, MA. We had over 48 shipmates and guests in attendance.
The tenth Reunion was held September 25-28, 2014 in Norfolk, VA. We have over 41 shipmates and guests in attendance.
Any input information in reference to additional data/pictures for Website insertion can be addressed to Bill Provencal, 37 South Main Street, Pittsfield, NH 03263, Webmaster. Telephone 603-435-8603, e-mail at [email protected]
A list of all Crew Members is available at the following:
List of Association Shipmates This listing will provide you with Addresses, e-mail contacts, dates served aboard the "Rock" etc.
Present Association Officers
Secretary: Bill Provencal, PN1
37 So. Main Street
Pittsfield, NH 03263
603.435.8603 e-Mail: [email protected]
David Dortch, BT2
4009 Hickory Cove
Paragould, AR 72450
870-236-3725 e-mail: [email protected]
Ships Storekeeper: Dennis (Shorty) Cyr,
119 Pinecrest Drive
Waterbury, CT 06708
203-753-6220 e-mail: [email protected]
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