USS Newport News CA-148 Reunion 2015

aboard the
RMS Queen Mary -  berthed in Long Beach, California
May 14-17, 2015

IMPORTANT:  If you are planning on attending ( or even think you might ) you should  reserve your room NOW.   We have only a limited number of rooms reserved at this very popular attraction, and we have learned of another event in town at the same time that is sucking up all spare reservations.  

Call  1-877-342-0742 (Queen Mary Reservations)

Tell them you are with the USS Newport News Reunion and want to register at our special contract rates. 

They have many different sizes and prices of cabins and staterooms, and offer a wide range of accommodations, ranging from the least expensive ( inside cabin ) to smaller outside cabins ( has porthole view ) on up to some pretty luxurious suites.  When Bob Freeman and Jim Peden visited the Queen, Bob  and Jim shared a suite that had an attached "maid's quarters"... a separate cabin for the hired help ( where Jim slept while Bob occupied the master cabin with the portholes.) That kind of room would be perfect for anyone bringing kids or grandchildren along. You may come early and stay later ( we also recommend this, since the LA area is a really exciting vacation in itself ).  Our contract rates are good from May 10th - 20th.

Our Reunion 2015 Reservation Form is now ONLINE!

You may download it NOW at 

Our single reunion fee this year is $120 per person, any age.  It covers your hospitality suite,
transportation to/from the USS Iowa BB61 on Saturday, lunch on the IOWA, and the formal
dinner/dance back aboard the Queen Mary Saturday night.  This year our tour on Friday is
a self-guided tour of the incredible Queen Mary herself.... with complimentary earphones.


Here's our current schedule of events
( subject to change but not likely to change much:  

The reunion will be held in Long Beach, California, aboard the RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Queen Mary. Our reunion committee has visited the ship, and it is a truly amazing experience to be aboard. The "official" reunion dates are May 14-17 ( Thur - Sun ).

Thursday (14th) is check-in day, settle in, and enjoy a mixer in the hospitality suite with your mates.

Friday (15th) is traditionally our "tour day"... to see some local attractions. In this case, the Queen Mary is an amazing tour in itself, and portable headsets for a self-guided tour will be provided.  It is our only scheduled tour, and will easily fill the entire day aboard the Queen.

Saturday (16th) we will bus to the nearby battleship USS Iowa BB-61, where we will lunch, tour the ship, and have a memorial ceremony.

We will Man the Rails aboard the Iowa in honor of our fallen shipmates.

Bring your uniform (white pants, white short sleeve shirt, and NN ball cap)....   and wear it!

Saturday night (16th) is our traditional formal dinner and dance, aboard the Queen Mary.

Sunday (17th)  is check-out and head for home day.

However.... the L.A. area is such an interesting place, with many world famous attractions, shipmates are advised to make a real vacation out of the trip to the west coast, come early, stay late, or both. We've arranged for our special discount price to be available for 3 days before and 3 days after the "official" reunion days. This may well be the best reunion ever... we can't overemphasize how amazing the Art Deco Queen Mary is... with the world's largest collection of rare woods in one location. The interior is wood paneled from stem to stern, and is a marvel to tour.

So make your plans for May of 2015 to include a fabulous west coast vacation and bunking aboard a WWII troop transport known as the "Grey Ghost".... which still has a pair of 40 MM AA guns aboard as a reminder. In terms of reunion habitats, it simply doesn't get much better than this.....  


Questions?  Contact the 2015 Chairman, or one of his helpers:

Al Siegel (Chairman)     818-451-9158

Bob Freeman (Alís Assistant)     603-882-8860

Jim Peden ( Bobís Assistant)     802-897-2001


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Please BOOKMARK this page and return occasionally to see if
there are any changes to the schedule.

See you in Long Beach!!!