Tiru Maru
March 2012

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It is Time to Register for Tiru’s Tenth Reunion

The 2012 TIRU Reunion will be held from the 16th to 19th of August 2012 in Washington, DC, at the Channel Inn. Details are posted on the TIRU website, usstiru.org, in the 2012 Reunion section. Reunion registration may be made on the website, by phone, email, or by postal mail. If you do not have internet access please call and we will fax or mail you the registration form, schedule of events, and hotel information. The memorial service for deceased Tiru shipmates will be held at the Arlington National Cemetery.

Occasionally the reunion committee experiences some email problems. If you have registered and are not listed on the website attendees list please notify the reunion committee (2012reunion@usstiru.org)

Gary Grimes, 2012 USS Tiru Reunion Coordinator
8550 Fisher Woods Drive, Lorton, VA, 22079
(703) 550-8722


We have been sending newsletter mailing by postal service to Shipmates for which we do not have an email address. If you know of any additions for this list, please send addresses to webmaster@usstiru.org or mail to Booth, Box 40, Sorrento, BC, V0E2W0, Canada.

The email version of the newsletter is purposely lacking graphics and links in hopes that it will not be considered emailspam by other mail programs.

Please let us know if you change your email address. If you received this newsletter by postal mail it means that we do not have a good email address for you.

Senior Editor: Glenn Reed, secretary@usstiru.org

USS TIRU SS416 WEBSITE NEWS: usstiru.org

The website averaged 128 visits (2060 hits) per day for the month of February. Your help is needed in auditing the site for bad links and errors. If any problems are noted please email to the webmaster. Thanks for those who have sent in suggestions and comments. We are working on putting up some photos and great movies made by Dewey Cardwell in 1969-70. New photos have been added to the 1960’s photo section thanks to Art Steinke and Tom Jason.

If you have registered and have not received a reply please try again or send an email to the webmaster. You should get an acknowledgement within one to three days if everything is working correctly. We continue to have problems with our email due to spam control on some computers.

Webmaster: Dave Booth, webmaster@usstiru.org


The 2011 reunion was held last August at Chicago; over 50 shipmates and guests attended. A great time was had by all. The visit to the U505 at the Chicago Museum was one of the highlights of the reunion. Many thanks to Frank Mennel, Dick Murphy, and the Dexters for all the effort they expended to continue our reunion success story. The Hotel and Chicago was great. Pictures are posted in the Photo 2010 Reunion section of the website.

The 2010 Crew Meeting minutes and the 2011 Financial Report are posted in the restricted section of TIRU’s website. If you do not have Internet access and wish a mailed copy, contact the association president.

Shipmates known deceased during period 1 January 2011 to date:

ETCS Ted Taylor, Tiru 1948-9 (4 Sep 11)
Robert Daubenspeck, Tiru 1963-5 (7 Oct 11)
Ronald Maxwell, Tiru 1963-4 (21 Dec 11)
YNC Carlton Alexander, TIRU 1950-1 (25 Jan 11)
LCDR Charles Luce, Tiru 1957-61 (19 Jan 11)
QMC Jimmy Hix, Tiru 1974-5 (6 Jan 11)

(see Memorial section of website for obituaries)


We continue to plan to open a section of the website for small stores (those items that were left over from previous reunions, TIRU challenge coins, lanyards etc. As the intent is to make this stuff available to our shipmates the small stores section will be placed in the member’s only section. Should be open soon as soon as I get off my butt and get some photos taken – Bill (of course Bill said this a couple of years ago)

Association President: Bill Fatek, president@usstiru.org.

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