Membership dues are waived
until further notice!
- 05/07/15 - 2015 Reunion News
Everything is coming together nicely for our Knox Reunion on September 17th -20th, 2015 in San Diego. As an added feature, we will have “Uncle Jimmy’s” Polynesian Dancers perform during our banquet on Saturday night. You may think that you are back in the Islands…so bring your aloha shirts and mumu’s for our luau around the pool at the Holiday Inn Bayside in Point Loma!
Also Now is the time to purchase a new hat for $12 or new T-shirt S-XL = $15 and XLL - XXXL for $20.
There are fifteen of us who have registered as of May 6th and made our deposits, which we really appreciate. Our goal is at least forty people attending the reunion. Please send the form and check to my address at: 3004 Lackawanna Way, San Diego, CA 92117. The registration form is on our website at: http://ussknox.org.
We have seven rooms reserved thus far through the Holiday Inn Bayside, with a goal of twenty rooms so that we can qualify for a free cocktail party on Friday night and a free hospitality suite during the reunion. Again, we really appreciate those of you who have already reserved your rooms. There is no deposit required, and you can cancel up to 24 hours prior to the reunion. If you are planning to attend, it would be great if you could make the room reservation, so that we will know how close we are to getting the twenty room minimum. We must book through the hotel to qualify for the twenty room nights. Telephone reservations are at 619-224-3621 or use the group code USK with online booking link of: USS Knox room reservations at Holiday Inn Bayside.
The schedule of excursions, activities, and other details are on the Registration Form, which is attached to the email version of this update. We will also post this update on the Knox website.
We are looking forward to meeting our shipmates from different eras of Knox’s history and, of course, sharing our Sea Stories! Your local hosts are also excited about showcasing San Diego, which many of us experienced in the Old Days.
Best of wishes, Bob Simonson, Reunion Organizer
01/19/15 - 2015 Reunion News
Please find the Registration Form and a list of Additional Things to Do in San Diego in the event that you decide to attend this year's reunion in San Diego from 17-20 September. The hotel will hold its rate and provide breakfasts for up to 4 days before and after the reunion so that you can enjoy San Diego's many other activities
12/15/14 - 2015 Reunion News Continued
The booking information for our September 17-20, 2015 reunion in San Diego is now posted on the website for your reference. The base rate will be $134 per night plus 12.59% taxes, with upgrades available for newer rooms and larger suites. Other hotel information is as follows: hot breakfast buffet included; reunion room rate and breakfast available 4 days before and after the reunion (lots to do in San Diego!); a complimentary one hour welcome reception; a hospitality room; complimentary shuttle to and from the airport (very close to airport); and free parking. Please book directly through the hotel so we get enough room credits (20 rooms needed) for our free hospitality room and hosted reception. There are several of us living in the San Diego area, and we are looking forward to hosting this event, and making it the best ever. Of course, the attendance of our shipmates and our interaction with one another is the most important thing at these reunions. We particularly invite those who served aboard Knox at various times, so that we can share our varied experiences.
We expect to have the excursions and activities finalized by February. Sign-up sheets will be on this website for you to copy, fill out, and return along with checks for the excursions and activities. If you have any questions or comments, please email Bob Simonson at (email@example.com
- 12/09/14 - USS Knox Hats and T-shirts are back in Stock! Check out the Store page for more information.
2015 Reunion News
Here is the on-line booking link for your
group. We look forward to welcoming USS
Thank you for selecting the Holiday Inn San
Diego Bayside to host the overnight accommodations for your
event scheduled from 9/17/15-9/20/15.
Your group code is USK and your group rates are valid for
booking through 8/27/15.
Click here USS
Knox room reservations at Holiday Inn Bayside to
proceed directly to your reservation desk.
The group rate is available for three days pre
and post event based on room availability via the provided
link or contact hotel reservations directly at Holiday Inn San
Diego Bayside call1(619)
224-3621 Ext: 701 or
toll free (in USA only) 1(800)
The link goes to the standard reservations page
with your group code preloaded. Your individual guests need
to input their arrival and departure dates which need to fall
with-in the group contract dates (+/- 3 days) and click ヨeck
Availability䠴o go to the groupⳠspecific rate and
availability page. From there they will select a room type
that they prefer and input their personal details to complete
the reservation (please scroll down to see all available room
types). Your guests may also use their IHG Rewards number
with the group rate.
The 2013 USS Knox
reunion will be held September 19-21 at the Deerfield, IL,
Embassy Suites hotel. Print out this
document to register for the reunion and make your hotel
reservations. Also see our USS Knox group page on Facebook for
2013 Reunion plans are
We will meet
(probably) September 2013 in the Chicago area. Plans
for the agenda include a special visit to Great Lakes NTC
along with a number of other interesting sites. As usual, we
will have a big banquet to bring an end to the reunion.
Please plan on attending - the more the merrier!
2011 Reunion Page
Click here to see this
preliminary page. I will add more photos and captions as they
become available. Enjoy! Attendees: if you
haven't already, send me your photos.
2011 Reunion a BIG Success!
Attendees returned Saturday (6/18) from the 2011 USS Knox
reunion cruise aboard Carnival Glory from NYC to
the Canadian Maritimes (St. John, NB and Halifax, NS). We had
a fantastic time. I will post photos here soon.
Thanks to the efforts of our association president, Dave
Todd, some attendees also got a VIP tour of the Canadian
Navy frigate "Ville de Quebec" in Halifax. This
frigate is similar in many ways to Knox and it was very cool
to see how technology has advanced to make these ships more
Many, many thanks to Denny and Michele White for
coordinating this year's reunion! It takes a lot of time and
work to make these reunions successful and we need to
recognize all the effort they put into it. Let them know how
much you appreciate it the next time you see them.
It was decided by the association board that the next reunion
will be in Chicago in 2013 and we'll shoot for San
Diego in 2015. Info about these reunions will also be
posted here and on the Knox group page on
Facebook as details unfold
Photos of USS Knox
Scale Model Here!
Knox 2011 Reunion
Information! There still may be time to register for a 5 day cruise aboard the Carnival
Glory to the Canadian Maritimes out of NYC. Please see the
Info page and get your
registration form in ASAP. Those of you who have registered
should have received an update email from me and Denny
recently. If you did not, contact me immediately.
- Planning for our 2011
reunion is now underway. Denny
White (Knox RM) is
the coordinator. Denny was part of the original Knox crew and
has attended all of the past reunions, and is a member of the
Association board. He is currently researching possible
locations and venues, some of which include Gettysburg or a
3-4 day cruise. Once the location has been determined, Denny
may need your assistance. I will let you know more as details
unfold. We're looking forward to your attendance!
membership roster has been updated to include most
of the recent membership applications. I'm working on it!
- Due to a
variety of reasons, including detected phishing attempts, I
have removed the crew and missing crew lists from the site.
have received a large number of membership applications in the
past year but time and resources have been scarce and I've not
spent the time to update the roster. My apologies. If you did
submit an application, you received an acknowledgement from me
and have been added to the official and email rosters. So when
I send out Association info, and as long as your email address
is valid, you will get the email. I hope I will have
sufficient spare time this year to get the member roster
caught up. Remember, all officers of the Association are
strictly volunteers - we get no compensation for keeping this
organization running or for coordinating the reunions. That
applies to me, as well, with this website. If you had to pay
dues and the officers were compensated, the member roster
would very definitely be up to date. But for now I can only
make changes to the site as my personal time permits. I hope
you understand. This applies to photos or stories you may send
me, as well. We don't have infinite resources or space for
this website - we're charged extra if we exceed certain
limits. Since no one pays dues, we have to carefully manage
what monetary resources we have and spend them wisely.
Also, if you object to any of the emails I send, let me know.
You can opt out from receiving Association related emails
sending me an email
with "OPT-OUT" in the subject
line. I try to send only those messages I think the majority
of the membership would like to see. Remember, you also have
the option to use the DELETE key if the email is unwanted...
Order USS Knox Ball Caps
2009 Reunion Photos now available! Click
Many of the email addresses I have on
file for crewmembers are coming back to me as invalid. If you
have not been receiving emails from me in the
past two months, please
contact me to update your email address.
2009 Reunion Webpage Published!
The USS Knox reunion is ready to go! We want
every one of you to be able to come, therefore we're
publishing the following information so you can plan well
enough in advance to attend:
June 18 to 20, 2009
Historic Charleston, SC
Hampton Inn - Historic District
Hope to see you there!
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more about it and find valuable resources.
Excellent bulletin from the RAO director in the PI that gives
extensive information of benefit to all Veterans.
- New table uploaded outlining the
Awards and Commendations
Knox received from November, 1970 to June, 1990. Twenty years
of service to her country. Click here...
- New photos on the
2007 reunion page. Thanks to
Association selected as Official Partner of the
Veterans History Program.
After a detailed application
and screening process, the USS Knox Reunion Association has
been granted official Partner status in the Veterans History
Project of the American Folklife Center of the Library of
Congress. We join many other organizations who are dedicated
to preserving our history - such as the American Legion and
the Vietnam Veterans of America. You can see more Partners
are now charged with actively collecting and telling our
stories as veterans. All our experiences we collect as sailors
aboard Knox will be preserved for everyone to see, read, and
enjoy. Start collecting photos, write down your sea stories.
Then send them to
That was then, and this is now...
Have you ever been curious about how well preserved
your former shipmates are today, or how they've survived the
past 20 or 30 (or 40!) years? Those of us who have attended
the Knox reunions know what some of our shipmates now look
like. But many more of you, for one reason or another, haven't
come to the reunions and probably don't have a clue what your
shipmates look like today or what they're doing.
Now's your chance to let your shipmates know what you've
become. I will start a gallery here of before and after photos to
bring everybody up to date. Dig up a favorite
picture of yourself from the Knox era and one of you now. Submit
your pictures in JPEG format (at least 300x300 pixels, but try
to keep the file sizes under 500K) to me at
firstname.lastname@example.org so I can include them on the Knox
Association website with the rest of the Knox scalawags! I'd
also like you to include a brief biography
- married? family? what are you doing these days? etc. so we
know what you became after Knox. Allow me a few days to get
your images up on the site. See it here...
Knox is Sunk!
7 August 2007, Knox was used as a
target and sunk in 6700 feet off the coast of Guam. USS
John C. Stennis (CVN-74) participated in the sinking. It took
a combination of
Mavericks, GBU-12's and GBU-16's to take her down. Former
Knox ET2, Jim Burnette (now a LT and the
Maintenance Officer of Stennis), witnessed the event.
More details to follow...
is a Success! The reunion in
Bremerton was a great time for all who attended. BRAVO ZULU to
Rick Walton and Dave Todd (and spouses) for their hard work
making a great reunion experience. Preliminary
banquet photos can be seen
I'm still looking for
photos from others who attended!
Knox Is Gone.
Around 1 July 2007, Knox was quietly towed from Bremerton to
Guam to be used as a target in an exercise. No notification
was given to the Reunion Association. The reunion attendees
had hoped to see her one more time but some government
bureaucrat decided otherwise...
Membership Fees Waived.
Until further notice, we will not charge membership fees. You
can become an Association member for free. Please fill out the
Online Application if you
haven't already so we have accurate contact information.
email has changed recently, please send your most
current address to
me (Jeff Bosworth)!