The Eighteenth National Reunion of the USS Rochester (CA-124) Association will be held in Savannah, Georgia, next year – Monday, 7 October through Friday, 11 October 2024.

The Reunion Committee selected the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Bonvoy for our lodging, centrally located in the Historic District, along the Trolley Car route, three blocks from the Savannah City Market, restaurants/shopping, and two blocks from the “Ships of the Sea” Maritime Museum.

All rooms feature free WiFi, refrigerator, microwave, safe, and coffee maker. There is a restaurant on site, an outdoor pool, and laundry facilities. We have reserved a block of 30 rooms and negotiated a special room rate of $149 plus tax (currently 15% plus $6.00), applicable two days before and after. This rate includes a daily hot breakfast buffet for two. Early in 2024, we will announce the date the hotel will begin accepting reservations and let you know the particulars for making them.

The hotel link is:

As more detailed planning progresses, we will keep everyone informed, primarily through the newsletter and our web site. The Committee is tending toward arranging a more “laid back” schedule with plenty of time to visit with each other. At this time, the general schedule looks like this:

Monday – Hotel Check In, Evening Welcome Reception;

Tuesday – Special Narrated Tour of Savannah by reserved Trolley Cars;

Wednesday – Boat Trip down the Savannah River to Fort Pulaski National Monument and Return, “Ships of the Sea” Maritime Museum, Bingo Night in Hospitality Suite;

Thursday – Business Meeting, Evening Banquet;

Friday – Farewell Gathering.

Mark your calendars, and plan to get together again with your Shipmates in Savannah.

Contact Pete Russell, peterussell@cox.net or Garry Phillips, GarryLeePhillips@gmail.com  if you have questions.