Welcome aboard the web site of the
AK (FBM) 260
SS Columbia Victory
1944 - 1951
USS Betelgeuse AK260 1952 - 1974
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information, photos,etc. ) would be greatly appreciated.
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Memorial marker placed in
the Charleston Naval Base Memorial 2011
2016 Assocation Officers
President - Richard Lawell
Vice President - Robert Stadler
Secretary/Treasurer - Arthur Miller
Chaplin - Jay Ebreth
Ship's Historian - Bob Scannell
Hope you can take time to sign
our guest book. A great way to let your shipmates know what has
to you since leaving the Betelgeuse, view what others have posted and a
source to renew contacts.
Deceased Shipmate - Arthur Miller - March 7, 2019
Reunion news update
Deceased Shipmate - Richard Risk - December, 2017
Deceased Shipmate - Rich Medaska - December, 2013
Added to photos-Ship's Bell in Milto PA church
and the Goose in mothball.
Updated links page
New contact JB Lamonte =1968
New contacts - Johnslim & Tom Buchholz - 65-67
New contact - Richard Williams 70-71
New contact - Michell Lieberman 62-63
New contact - Terry Desilrt - 66-68
New contact - Anthony Lee Turner ( Tex ) 1967
Deceased shipmate - Pau Winter -June, 2018
Deceased Shipmate BOBBY CRIBB - Augustt 29, 2018
Email address change - Paul Knapp
Deceased Shipmate - Jimmy Miller Sept 26. 2016
New shipmate listing - John Beach 56-58
Email address - Roy Johnson 64-67
Email address - Barry Mcfarland 60-62
Email address change - William West
Deceased Shipmate - Don Kraker March 6, 2012
2016 Reunion planning.
See reunion news for details
Email Address change - Jay Ebreth
New contact - Bobby Worth 58-60
New contact - Bruce Tucker 63-64
Deceased Shipmate - Hilton Logue - April 4, 2015
Deceased Shipmate - James Trotter - May 16, 2015
Deceased Shipmate - Henry Varnadore - Nov 11, 2015
Deceased Shipmate - George Smith - January 20, 2015
Email address changed - Walter Tucker
2015 reunion details.
Added photo - April1962 Holy Loch.
Deceased Shipmate - Charles Auten - June or July 2014
Added photo- Remembering Holy Loch article with photos.
Deceased Shipmate - Alonzo ( Lonnie ) DeCell - Febuary 20, 2014
James Deforest Nelson - XO 1955 - May 5, 1961
Deceased Shipmate - Harold Glasure - July 25, 2013
New Contact - Joseph Summa 59*61
Tom McGuire 63-65
Jim Keil 67-68