Renshaw Shipmate Notes 2016

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!0 December 2016

We received word today that another shipmate, QMC George C. Fissel, has passed away at age 89. Chief Fissel was aboard Renshaw 1965-67. He served in the Navy 22 years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Fissel family.


8 November 2016

Jan McCurry passed along the sad news that WWII Renshaw Shipmate, Sheldon Preville, has passed away.  Shelly will be missed by all of us.


20 April 2016

Shipmate Don McElfresh sent us a newspaper clipping from October, 1945.  It's about the Navy Day event in New York Harbor where Renshaw was a participant. This is the one where President Harry Truman was aboard Renshaw to observe the ceremony. Thanks to Don for passing this bit of Naval History to us.




13 March 2016

Received this sad note from a friend of Shipmate Edgar Wright:

"I am sorry to inform you that crew member from WWII, Ed (Red) Wright passed away on March 9, 2016 in Charlotte NC. His obit is in the March 11th issue of the Charlotte Observer and also at"

Shipmate Wright attended couple of our reunions in recent years.


Here is another note on cruise books, Jan McCurry notified us that she has an extra copy of the 1965 Renshaw Cruise Book.  If you would like to have it, contact Jan.


26 January 2016

Here are a couple items for the Bulletin Board today:

Bill Hammers has notified us that he has two copies of the 1963-64 Renshaw Cruise Book. He thinks he might have picked up the extra one by mistake at one of our reunions.  If you are missing your copy of this cruise book, contact Bill Hammers.    Along with that, Bill has a request. He is looking for a sketch of the Renshaw that he can use on some ball caps he is having developed.. If you have something you think he can use, get in touch with him.


Shipmate Don McElfresh has written an article for Military Magazine, which was published in a recent issue. It covers some Renshaw info and stories related to our final reunion. We have a PDF version of the article posted. Click here to view it.


To all Renshaw shipmates:

Happy New Year 2016. With this, we start our info notes file for the new year. Let us hear from you. We don't have means for you to post your note here directly, so just send it to me in an email and I'll put it up.

Glenn Barbee, Webmaster


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