Ahoy Shipmates,

The holidays are behind us now and we are well into the new year.  Pat & Connie Taylor have been busy planning our 2023 annual Goldsborough reunion which will be September 24 to September 28, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee.  The host hotel is the Radisson Hotel Airport Nashville, Nashville, TN  37214.  The room rate is $115.00 a night for a standard room.  These rates will be good September 21 – September 30, 2023.  Click on the following link to make hotel reservations “USS Goldsborough Sept 2023 Military Reunion Booking Link” or call the hotel at 866-866-8086 and mention the Goldsborough Reunion to get these rates.  Reserve your room by August 23rd to receive our special rate.  Please use the Goldsborough rate to fullfill our commitment towards the hospitality room.  The hotel has free on-site parking, free airport shuttle, free wi-fi, and wheelchair accessible.  There is a restaurant, bar, indoor pool and fitness center on site.

The hotel is about a 15 minute drive to Broadway and Opry Mills.  It is under 8 miles to visit The Hermitage or Music City Center.  There are many activities, sites to see and places to eat in Nashville

The tentative POD is:
Sunday, September 24th:   Registration in Hospitality Room – Snacks and sea stories
Monday, September 25th: Enjoy The Jack Daniels Distillery Tour and lunch at Mary Bobo’s Family Style Restaurant
Tuesday, September 26th: Evening trip to Nashville Honky Tonk neighborhood (Broadway St.)
Wednesday, September 27th:  Free day to enjoy the sights and sounds of Nashville
Thursday, September 28th:  U.S.S. Goldsborough Association Annual Meeting commences at 9:00 am.  Meeting usually lasts 1.5 hours.  Discussions of old business, new business, etc.  Evening banquet at approximately 6:00 pm followed by auction.  (Remember to bring items from your home state for the auction on Thursday evening.)
Friday, September 29th:  Farewell

Your registration fee covers trip transportation fees for Monday and Tuesday, lunch and tour on Monday, banquet, shirts for all attendees, hats for the men, bags for the ladies and all the goodies in the hospitality room.

You can print off and fill out the registration form from the following link  and return to William Biller to get your registration in.  You must make your hotel reservations directly with the hotel as mentioned above.  Please mention the Goldsborough to get our room rates and make sure the Association gets credit for your room


Many of us have changed a little since serving on the “Goldy”.  If you have not previously submitted a picture of when you were on board the “Goldy”, we are asking you send a picture to help jog our memory a little.

We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.  Please try to join us for this reunion or one in the future.  I am sure you will be glad you did.

The USS Goldsborough Association sponsors a $1,000 scholarship for association members or their descendents who match the criteria in the application.  The applications need to be received by Chip Chapin, committee chairman, by May 15, 2023.  His address is on the application.

USSGA Scholarship 2023


Bill Biller , HT2  77-81
USS Goldsborough Association Treasurer