The Jolly Cholly, Our Semi-annual Newsletter


Joe Lambert, EM2 '62-'64, is the editor of the Jolly Cholly. Joe has been publishing the Jolly Cholly since 1995. Every issue is a work of art, with interesting stories, articles, and information to keep us informed. If you have an idea for an article, or a story you'd like to share, please contact Joe at editor@usscharleshroan.org. He'd love to hear from you! Please contact Joe if you would like to receive the Jolly Cholly or if you have not received the current edition.

The Jolly Cholly - 2013

Jolly Cholly Spring 2013

Spring 2013

  • Fore River Shipyard: Builder of the USS Charles H. Roan
  • 1965 Dominican Republic Operation
  • 2014 Reunion in Philadelphia, PA
Jolly Cholly Fall 2013

Fall 2013

  • "Out For A Toot" by LTjg Bob Harper, 63-65
  • Captain William Nolan Deragon, 2nd CO
  • 2014 Reunion in Philadelphia, PA

The Jolly Cholly - 2012

Jolly Cholly Spring 2012

Spring 2012

  • Reunion 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida!
  • Willis Henry Fisher, CDR, USN (Ret) CO 51-52
  • Many new members, and letters to the Editor
Jolly Cholly Fall 2012

Fall 2012

  • A report on our reunion in Jacksonville, FL
  • Liberty call: Abadan, Iran - 1966
  • Coxwain Training, Fall River - 1960

The Jolly Cholly - 2011

Jolly Cholly Spring 2011

Spring 2011

  • Max L. Slankard, CDR, USN (Ret) CO 67-69
  • Down Memory Lane with CDR Richard Derickson, CO 46-48
  • The USS Charles H. Roan (DD-853)
    as the T.C.G. Maresal Fevci Cakmak D-351
Jolly Cholly Fall 2011

Fall 2011

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia - Summer 1950
  • Roan Sailors Community Involvement

The Jolly Cholly - 2010

Jolly Cholly Spring 2010

Spring 2010

  • Mini Reunion Cruise
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Uniform and Small Stores Prices - 1973
Jolly Cholly Fall 2010

Fall 2010

  • 2010 Reunion - Warwick, RI
  • Rear Admiral Robert T. Reimann, USN
  • At Sea Rescue - 1950

The Jolly Cholly - 2009

Jolly Cholly Spring 2009

Spring 2009

  • Rear Admiral Warren C. Hamm USN (Ret.)
  • While You Slept!
  • Remembering Paul Solis, Jr.
Jolly Cholly Fall 2009

Fall 2009

  • Captain Thomas P. Connell USN
  • USS Prairie State IX15
  • Book Reviews
  • New Navy Uniforms

The Jolly Cholly - 2008

Jolly Cholly Spring 2008

Spring 2008

  • Second Sailing of USS Charles H. Roan
  • Captain John L. Nutall Jr.
  • Captain Richard B. Derickson
Jolly Cholly Fall 2008

Fall 2008

  • West Coast Mini-Reunion
  • 2008 Reunion - Charleston, SC
  • The Dullest of Port Call Ever

The Jolly Cholly - 2007

Jolly Cholly Spring 2007

Spring 2007

  • Chester G. Hall, Jr. XO/LCDR 48-49
  • James Henry Curan CO 52-54
  • Down Memory Lane
Jolly Cholly Fall 2007

Fall 2007

  • In Rememberance: Menso H. Jenhins SH2 46-52
  • Cletus H. Stone HM3
  • USSERY-ROAN Texas State Veterans Home, Amarillo, TX

The Jolly Cholly - 2006

Jolly Cholly Spring 2006

Spring 2006

  • A Rammin' Recollection: Collision at Sea
  • Captain Lawrence P. Treadwell, Jr. (Ret.)
Jolly Cholly Fall 2006

Fall 2006

  • Reunion 2006 in Branson, Mo

The Jolly Cholly - 2005

Jolly Cholly Spring 2005

Spring 2005

  • Lieutenant William Charles Fitzgerald, USN
  • Carrying On!
Jolly Cholly Fall 2005

Fall 2005

  • Captain Charles S. Hart (Ret.)
  • I Am An American Sailor
  • What Are They Doing Now

The Jolly Cholly - 2004

Jolly Cholly Spring 2004

Spring 2004

  • Captain Raymond Ward (Ret.)
  • The Bell Tolls for Signalman Rating
  • Asbestoses - A Hidden Danger
Jolly Cholly Fall 2004

Fall 2004

  • Captain Wallace M. Riggs (Ret.)
  • Collision With the Brownson
  • 2004 Reunion - Warwick, RI

The Jolly Cholly - 2003

Jolly Cholly Spring 2003

Spring 2003

  • Commander Charles H. Hayden, USN (Ret.), 11th Commanding Officer
  • Lost Screw - The Real Story
  • Down Memory Lane
Jolly Cholly Fall 2003

Fall 2003

  • Remembering A Sad Day
  • European Cruise 1952: What Happened To My Black Shoes
  • 2004 Reunion Update

The Jolly Cholly - 2002

Jolly Cholly Spring 2002

Spring 2002

  • A Very Unusual Story
  • "Mini-Reunion" 1994
  • 2002 Reunion - Norfolk, VA
Jolly Cholly Fall 2002

Fall 2002

  • Captain Richard B. Derickson - 1st Captain of the USS Charles H. Roan
  • Honolulu Star-Bulletin, August 27, 1954
  • Down Memory Lane

The Jolly Cholly - 2001

Jolly Cholly Spring 2001

Spring 2001

  • Around The World Cruise 1954-1955
  • Another Roan Hero
  • TCG Maresal Fevzi Cakmak D-351 (Former USS Charles H. Roan)
Jolly Cholly Fall 2001

Fall 2001

  • A Recollection of Roan History by Cmdr Robert Boorom, USN (Ret.) - YN1 54-58
  • Christening Photos from March 1946
  • Reunion Update: Norfolk, VA, April 2002

The Jolly Cholly - 2000

Jolly Cholly Spring 2000

Spring 2000

  • Collision: November 13, 1950 - USS Brownson collides with Roan
  • All Fleet Troubleshooters
Jolly Cholly Fall 2000

Fall 2000

  • 2000 Reunion in Charleston, SC
  • History of the USS Charles H. Roan

The Jolly Cholly - 1999

Jolly Cholly Spring 1999

Spring 1999

  • 1999 Reunion in St. Augustine, FL
  • Board of Directors
Jolly Cholly Fall 1999

Fall 1999

  • Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale, USN (Ret.)
  • Collisions - The Roan's Three Collisions

The Jolly Cholly - 1995

Jolly Cholly Winter 1995-1996

Winter 1995-1996

  • Reunions: 1995 & 1997
  • "Fightin' Fitz" - USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62)
  • Historic Plaque Honoring Charles H. Roan in Claude, Texas

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