Read the new Message from the President concerning details for the upcoming 2016 reunion.
We regret to announce that because of safety concerns the 18th annual reunion scheduled for October 2015 in Baltimore has been cancelled. The 2016 reunion is scheduled for Wilmington, NC.
We thought it would be interesting to share some information about the current shipmates who belong to the USS Bristol DD857 Veterans Association.
The Bristol was based on the East Coast at Newport, RI for virtually its entire life from 1945 until 1969. While the population of the US has moved around over the past 60+ years the current geographic distribution of Bristol Association shipmates retains the east coast flavor.
Here is a table showing the current membership by section of the country and the top five states:
The East Coast represents 62% of the members and when the Central US is added that is almost 85% of the total membership. The top five states are all from the East Coast and total 43% of the total.
Looking at the membership from when they reported aboard the Bristol provides another interesting look.
|Year reported aboard the Bristol|
We hope that the above information is interesting to you.