This webpage was made as a group effort, with materials from the D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, for Dr. Ellen Pearson’s spring 2019 Digital History course at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Meet the authors

Jordan Allan

Jordan is a senior at UNC Asheville, majoring in history. Passionate about explaining historical minutia and their relationships to broader narratives, Jordan plans to attend graduate school for a degree in Public History. In this case, Jordan was responsible for covering the sinking of the initial USS Asheville, the PG-21, and the fourth incarnation of the vessel, the SSN-758. There is undoubtedly more to say, but he would like his work to speak for itself.

Gillian Cobb

Gillian is a junior history major at UNC Asheville. Gillian is currently an intern at the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, and plans to pursue a graduate degree in Museum Studies after her time at UNC Asheville. For this website, Gillian was responsible for the the home page, and the USS Asheville II page. 

Michael Mayo

Michael is a senior political science student at UNC Asheville. Michael owes his academic life to his advisor, Dr. Kenneth Betsalel, and his literal, non-figurative life to his four-year-old cat, Morty. Michael was responsible for the information on the USS Asheville PGM-84, the third USS Asheville.