The USS Betelgeuse AK-260


Welcome Aboard Mates


This website is a tribute to the USS  Betelgeuse,

or  the ” Goose ” my years in the US Navy and

the many great  mates who served with me.

When I left the Navy in 1965, I was a

Boatswain mate, second class,

you can learn more about them here.

Thank you for your visit here today,

I hope that you find this website useful.

William Storey





On this site you will find the ships that I served on and

the ports where these ships were stationed during my

time in the service of our country.


These two new pages honor a special Naval Officer

and the Organizations who Honor our

Men and Women in service.

Armstrong link here

Organizations link here



The Ships:

USS Betelgeuse AK-260

USS Waterford


The Ports:

Charleston, South Carolina

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Holy Loch, Scotland

Norfolk, Virginia





General Naval Information:


US Navy

US Navy History

US Naval Academy

Blue Angels Homepage

US Navy Seals Web site

United States Coast Guard

US Navy Parachute Team web site

The Navy Department Library – Naval and Maritime

Naval Research Laboratory Information Technology



You can contact me at:

ussbetelgeuse  at  centurylink.net



6 comments on “Home

  1. agwink1942 says:

    My husband was in the Navy, stationed out of Norfolk, and left the Navy about 1963. A very small world. So Anchors Aweigh, my friend. I am now following you.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. sachemspeaks says:

    Remember, Donna is doing this site for me so I can answer only in ” Leave a Reply” or on one of my sites, I remember back when you first started following Sachem Speaks that you said that he was in the navy, so thank you my friend and “Welcome Aboard Shipmates” 🙂


  3. gpcox says:

    Congrats on the new site – it’s looking great!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Earl W Hughes Nashville, TN says:

    can any one tell me the name of a Senior Chief Petty Officer Gunners mate who served on the Goose in 1966, 1967 and 1968. He was short and stocky. When ever we were loading or unloading Polaris missiles he would have his silver badge on displayed, running the show.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s