From the guilded age in Newport...

Newport Mansion                Aerial view of Sub Base NLON

To where it all began for us in New London

Our Hosts:  Paul Schramm (ET 70-71) and Jennifer Wilson

Paul Schramm (ET 70-71)                             Jennifer Wilson

We will be celebrating BANG's 80th anniversary in Rhode Island and New London, from Monday, October 2 through Thursday, October 5, 2023 with departure on Friday, October 6, 2023.

Reunion headquarters will be at the Crown Plaza Providence-Warwick, 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI.

TRAVEL:  If traveling by air its the Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (PVD).  The hotel is only 2.3 miles from the airport and the hotel has a free airport shuttle.  If you are driving east on I-95, Crown Plaza is exit 28B and a right turn onto East Ave. Then the next right turn onto Greenwich Ave. Our hotel is conveniently located minutes from downtown Providence, just 30 minutes from Newport, RI - “America’s First Resort”, 30 minutes from Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA and 45 minutes from the Sub Base in Groton, CT.

HOTEL:   Crown Plaza, 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886

                                          Crown Plaza Hotel Providence-Warwick               Crown Plaza room

Room Rates: $139.00 + tax.  Cancellations may be made up to until 24 hours prior to arrival without penalty.  A breakfast buffet is included in the room rate.
****** The block of rooms will continue to be held until the cutoff date of September 2, 2023.  Reservations received after September 2, 2023 will be provided at the group rate on a space available basis.******
 Ample self parking is complememntary.  RV parking is available at no charge if the guest is sleeping in the hotel. If the guest is sleeping overnight in the RV the charge would be $50 per night.  The hotel has two restaurants and of course room service.  The Crossings Restaurant and Alfred’s Lounge offer American Cuisine with New England favorites during breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.  BANG reunion attendees receive a 20% discount on the hotel's restaurants (excluding alcohol).

RESERVATIONS:  Reservations can be made at (401) 732-6000 or via email to  Be sure to mention you are attending the BANG Reunion. This is important as the hotel cannot adjust the room rate at check-in or check-out for guests who do not identify their affiliation with Bang at the time reservations are made.

WEB SITE: Crown Plaza Providence-Warwick

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Click For Schedule


REGISTRATION FORM: Click For Registration Form

Please feel free to contact Paul if you have any questions about the reunion.

Paul Schramm (ET 70-71)
(269) 345-0859
3402 Onondaga St
Kalamazoo, MI 49004-1636

Click for Past Bang Reunion Photos


The Bang Gang Reunion Committee oversees annual Reunions which are open to all shipmates who served aboard USS BANG (SS385) during the years of her commissioned service in the U S Navy, 1943 to 1972.

PRESIDENT - Bill Fenton / 4422 Organ Mesa Loop / Las Cruces, NM 88011-8403 / (575) 532-5830 /

VICE PRES - Paul Schramm / 3402 Onondaga Street / Kalamazoo, MI 49004-1636 / (269) 345-0859 /

SECRETARY - Harry Ross / 2882 W232nd St / Torrance, CA 90505-2855 /(310) 539-2935 /

TREASURER & Storekeeper - Isaac Cohen / 22 Rossetti Court / Brick, NJ 08724-2425 / (908) 334-0027 /

PRESIDENT EMERITUS - Phil Beals / P.O. Box 385 / Niverville, NY 12130-0385 / (518) 784-2376 /