SENNET's Binnacle List

A binnacle was the stand on which the ship's compass was mounted.   The binnacle list gets its name from the ancient nautical practice of posting the ship's sick list on the binnacle each morning for the captain.

Here is the binnacle list of our shipmates who are struggling with health issues and would apprectiate some encouragement.   Remember - a simple card, letter, email, or phone call can do wonders to cheer up your friends and shipmates.

William Jeter Brock   EN1(SS)  1962-1964

(February 2021)   Jeter Brock was a career submariner and attended many reunions.   He served on:

Jeter's wife sends this information about his medical conditions:

Jeter has had Lymphoma for about three years now, slow growing at first, but now starting up again.

He has Vascular Dementia.   He got Covid in November, and since then his dementia has gotten worse.   Some days he remembers older times and things, and he starts packing to go out to sea.   Other days nothing.

He has Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) but won't wear his CPAP machine (says nothings wrong with him).

Jeter is now walking with a walker, (if I harp at him) keeps falling because he won't use it.   He weighs 147 pounds and has no control of his bladder or bowels.   So I guess that's about all.   Enough huh?

I will be seeing a VA Service Officer, but don't think I can get any help.   I need to get all his DD214's from day one, all his medical records for the last seven years, and medical records for what he is already drawing VA money for.

Please tell all the guys to get their documents and stuff in order for their wives.

Thanks again,     Dee

Both Dee and Jeter could use your prayers and words of encouragement.   You can contact them at:

William J. Brock
5793 Sunview Drive
Milton FL 32570-8269

Email:   pollie22 (at)

Hubert " Dale" Cross   TM1(SS)  1959-68

Dale Cross suffers from dimentia and is unable to come to our reunions.   Dave Hardy (1962-66) stays in touch with Dale and recently sent me this e-mail:

(April 11, 2020)   I just talked to Dale about an hour ago.   We never talk that he doesn’t bring up something about the Sennet.   I call him weekly, but most times he doesn’t answer, because he can’t work his phone right.   I know he would enjoy cards etc, but I doubt he could ever write back.   He has dementia and has home-help personnel around the clock.   He remembers the past and we often talk about the South American trip.

I think that Dale would be greatly cheered to get a card from some of his SENNET friends and shipmates, and maybe even a picture or two.   His address is:

Dale Cross
78 Balee Dr.
Ethridge, TN   38456-5626

Robert J. "Bob" Mullin   RM2(SS)  1958-60

I just received this e-mail from Robert Mullin’s son, Kevin:

(May 08, 2020)   My dad is struggling with Alzheimers’ and is in a memory care assisted living facility here in Rutland, VT.   He no longer uses email.   All his mail comes to my attention at 118 Ox Yoke Drive, Rutland, VT 05701.   Please give everyone from the USS Sennet his regards, but he will not likely be able to attend the reunion next year.

Kevin added, my dad would love to get cards.

You can send cards and words of encouragement to Bob Mullin at:

Robert Mullin
c/o Kevin Mullin
118 Ox Yoke Dr.
Rutland, VT   05701-9301

Thanks for remembering your shipmates, and be sure to let me know if you hear of others with health issues that may want to be included on SENNET's binnacle list.   Contact me at