Fellow Bathyscaph Trieste Alumni


      Our next reunion is coming up this Fall!  We will convene from Wednesday evening Sept. 13th to      

      Sunday morning the 17th at the Silverdale Beach Hotel, Silverdale WA.   


We last met in Silverdale for a successful and most enjoyable reunion in the fall of 2004.  This year, we observe the 50th Anniversary of placing the 3rd-generation Trieste II (later DSV-1) into active service.  As you know, nearby Keyport is home to the U.S. Naval Underseas Museum with its Trieste II (DSV-1) exhibit, as well as a temporary exhibit on the USS Thresher disaster.  The Museum has again offered their wonderful meeting facilities and exhibits to augment our reunion.  We also anticipate a return visit to Deterrent Park at Bangor Sub Base.  Lots to do and see while we get caught up on our underseas history.  More on programs and reunion activities in the coming months.  Meanwhile…


Reunion Room Reservations! …

Please mark your calendars, and make your room reservations now so we can hold our block of rooms!


Call the Silverdale Beach Hotel’s Reservation line at 1-800-544-9799 or front desk at 360-698-1000.

Identify yourself as attending the Bathyscaph Trieste Reunion.

Room Rates (excl. tax), checking in Wed. Sept. 13 & departing Sunday Sept. 17:

1 King bed, Standard room or with Partial Water View $ 91/night

1 King bed, room with Full Water View $101/night

2 Queen beds, room with Partial Water View $ 91/night

2 Queen beds, room with Full Water View $101/night

(Rooms are available both before and after the reunion dates, but at their higher regular rates.)


Check out their website for photos and information:  http://www.silverdalebeachhotel.com


Annual Association Dues! …  

Annual dues are $20 for each regular Member (other than Lifetime and Honorary Members).  Your annual dues keep the pumps running!  Please send your check for 2017 dues to Stan Reinhold, 8318 N 97th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345.  


Help! …  

(1)  Although we got a good response from the initial announcement e-mail, our e-mail roster is incomplete and in need of an overhaul.  Please check with your shipmates, and pass on this e-mail if they haven’t received it.  Please send any e-mail updates or substitute USPS mailing addresses for yourself and fellow shipmates.  Post as appropriate on other related groups’ web sites that you have access to. 

(2)  We would like to have some volunteers living in the Keyport / Silverdale area to help with the reunion planning & logistics.  

(3)  Trieste, White Sands and USS Pt. Loma Alumni with photos, videos and tales to tell are invited to be on the agenda to share the history of Trieste (DSV-1) from 1967 to 1984.  Please let us know.


Reunion Fee? …  

Yes, Virginia, there will be a modest Reunion Fee.  But we don’t know what it is, yet.  We'll be able to tell you before June, but in any event it won’t be payable until you register at the hotel.   Optional reunion events may have additional charges.  


See You In Silverdale!