Welcome Aboard!


Welcome to our website. Please feel free to browse our pages to learn about our ships history. If you served on one of our ships you are encouraged to join our association and submit photo and other items for publishing here. You may also join us on Facebook by clicking on the link elsewhere on this page. If you served on one of our ships an you are not listed on one of the rosters to the left, please click on the "Get added to the Crew" link under "our Shipmates". Would you like a ship's ball cap, polo shirt, or T-shirt, then visit our "Ship's Store" link above. Currently the store is holding a sale on older remaining items.  The store order form also allows you to become a dues paying member.  We mail out a newsletter in the first part of each year and it is under the Newsletter link as well. You must add yourself to the Crew Mailing List in order to received the Newsletter by mail.

Our Reunions


Our reunions are held every other year at a location choosen by our shipmates who attend the reunions. The next reunion will be held in our old homeport of Norfolk, VA from Wednesday April 29, 2015 until Sunday May 3, 2015. We will be staying at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center. In 2017 our reunion will be held in San Antonio, TX. For additional information and to sign up for the Norfolk, VA Reunion, please click on the "Reunions" link at the top of this page. The "Reunions" page also has photos of past reunions.


East Coast Weekend Get Together


With our reunions being held every other year, several of our members who live in the North East Area decided that in the off year that we would hold a short weekend get together. We will be holding the weekend event in Johnstown, PA from May 1-4, 2014. Attendees will be staying at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 250 Market Street, Johnstown, PA 15901. You must call the hotel at 1-814-535-7777 no later than Tuesday, April 1, 2014. After that date we lose our room block of 10 rooms. Price per room is $114.99/night + tax. The hotel does have an indoor swimming pool and food on site. There are no "official events", however area sights include the Flood Museum, Incline Plane, and the War Memorial where the movie Slap Shot was filmed. Also within a 1 hour ride is the Flight 93 National Memorial where one of the planes from 9/11 crashed in a open field. Just a short 1 block walk from the hotel is a little hole in the wall bar called Scott's By Dam. It is owned by friends of ours and they make the best "their version" of soft shell tacos in our area. Prices are very reasonable as well.
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 The USS Lawrence Association was incorporated as a 501.c.19 non-profit veterans group in Pennsylvania on July 17, 2008. A copy of our Constituion and Bylaws are available upon written request.
This site last updated on December 17, 2014