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Welcome to the Logroom.

The Archives contain the history of the boat, homeports, overseas deployments and port calls, and historical documents pertaining to the history of the USS William H. Bates. Newspaper clippings, press releases, and other relevant historical items will be published here.

The history of the USS William H. Bates is summarized neatly in the Boat History section. Under development are listings of all the boat's deployments and home ports as well.

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