Some of the "Goose" Crew

crew pictures kindly contributed
by ship mate Bob "Skinny" Scannell.

If any of these belong to you please contact
me so that your name can also be credited.

Additional Crew pictures would be
appreciated from any mates who may have them.
Please contact me at:
ussbetelgeuse at subject="Goose Mail"

LT. Commander Armstrong
LCDR Philip M. Armstrong
July 4, 1929 - June 8, 1967


Please see this page dedicated to him:
LCDR Philip M. Armstrong



In Remembrance:

James (Jim) Mastone, a "Goose" Crew Member 1963-1967.

Thanks to Bobby Cribb for his recent email about his passing.


Spence Rode, J. T. Taylor & Whitey?
Ireland 1962 - 63


Ensign Thompson
Ensign Thompson


Romolo Augustine and Jimmy Travis
July 1962


Ben Coleran and T.A. Smith
July 1962


Like her predecessor the USS Betelgeuse (AK-28/AKA-11),

the USS Betelgeuse AK 260, stopped at many ports:

Scotland, Cuba, Spain, Morocco, Sicily,

Jamaica, Haiti, and Gibraltar.


while on the "Goose" I crossed through the

Bermuda Triangle and the equator

and ported in Kingston, Jamaica once.


While in the Navy I had liberty in

France, England, Italy and Greece.


I made many trips to Scotland in the two years

that I spent on the "Goose" and many liberty

trips to fulfill my mother and Grandmothers

lifelong dream of seeing the Blarney stone in Ireland.




You can contact me at:

ussbetelgeuse at




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