What's new in the TAGS Ship Web Site


November 26, 2020  More pictures added to Bill Truslow's photo gallery.
November 15, 2020  Added another photo of Bowditch and a new item to Ron Walker's memorabilia page.
November 8, 2020  Bowditch, Dutton and H. H. Hess ship's movement pages updated. Thanks to Bill Truslow.
October 26, 2020  Crew roster updated.
October 24, 2020  An excellent photo of Captain Bondeson in dress uniform aboard Michelson and some news clippings in a new photo gallery. Thanks to Constance Niclas.

October 19, 2020  New items added to Bill Truslow's memorabilia page and Bill and Ron Walker's photo gallery pages.

October 7, 2020  Reworked and expanded the Systems and Equipment section.

October 2, 2020  Fixed broken links in List of Contributors.

September 29, 2020  Added a newly discovered photo of SS Tuskegee Victory at Antwerp and two 1964 photos of Michelson at Port Canaveral in Ship's Portraits.

September 20, 2020  Crew roster updated. There are now more than 1500 shipmates listed.

September 7, 2020  Bowditch, Dutton, Michelson and H. H. Hess ship portrait pages reformatted.

September 6, 2020  Flotsam & Jetsam, a new section of miscellaneous maritime material added. Includes an intriguing piece called Who Really Discovered the Titanic by Dr. Paul Lee.

August 30, 2020  Bowditch, Dutton, Michelson and H. H. Hess ship's movement pages reformatted and updated.

August 28, 2020  NAVOCEANO Bulletins added to reformatted Newpaper Articles pages.

August 24, 2020  H. H. Hess ship's newspaper page added. BoWatch from October 1981, February 1982 and July 1982 furnished by Bill Truslow.

August 14, 2020  Bowditch Spitoon from February 1982, March, April, May and August 1983 and December 1984 were added to the ship's newspapers. Thanks to Bill Truslow for sending them.

August 12, 2020  Crew roster updated. There are now more than 1400 shipmates listed.

August 8, 2020  A new article about the Victory Ship Electrical System.

July 29, 2020 Some nice comments in the guest log about Captain Bondeson, master of USNS Michelson and and USNS Bowditch during the 1960s from persons who knew him. A biographical article about the captain can be found here.
   
July 26, 2020  A new article about the Victory Ship steering system.

July 24, 2020  Crew roster updated.
July 23, 2020  Links to information on the Bendix G-15 computer added to the Equipment and Systems page. Thanks to Phil Brooks for the links.

July 16, 2020  Added an extended version of Michelson at Sea video by Phil Brooks.

July 9, 2020  A new article about Victory Ship propulsion.
July 5, 2020  Memorabilia page for USNS H. H. Hess added as well as new photos in the ship portrait page.

July 2, 2020  The communications equipment installed in NIC c. early 1970s is identified here.

May 30, 2020  A page of Naval Ship Covers added. Not a sailor's white hat, a naval cover is an envelope or post card postmarked and mailed aboard ship. These sometime have a cachet, a printed or rubber stamped image.

May 28, 2020  Bowditch cruise books from October 1972 and June 1976 were added. Thanks to Bob Lord for sending them.