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USS Cassin (DD-43) and USS Tucker (DD-57), Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston

USS Cassin (DD-43) and USS Tucker (DD-57), Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston



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USS Cassin (DD-43) and USS Tucker (DD-57), Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston

This picture shows the Cassin class destroyer USS Cassin (DD-43) (left) and Tucker class destroyer USS Tucker (DD-57) at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston. Although the two ships were two classes apart (with the O'Brien class inbetween), all three types were developed from the original Cassin design. The two ships were actually very similar in size, and the main visual difference is that the two middle funnels of the design have been merged into a single larger funnel on the Tuckers.


USS Cassin (DD-43) and USS Tucker (DD-57), Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston - History

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Hull Number Ship Name Date Stricken (or Decomm) Reported Disposition Tin Can Sailors Update
DD-1 USS Bainbridge 09/15/19 Sold 01/03/20 to J.G. Hitner, Philadelphia, for $10,855. Scrapped.
DD-2 USS Barry 09/15/19 Sold 01/03/20 to J.G. Hitner, Philadelphia, for $10,855. Scrapped.
DD-3 USS Chauncey 12/17/17 Sunk on 11/19/17 in collision with SS ROSE off Gibraltar at 35 deg 22 min N., 08 deg 3 min W.
DD-4 USS Dale 09/15/19 Sold 01/03/20 to J.G. Hitner, Philadelphia, for $10,855. Scrapped.
DD-5 USS Decatur 09/15/19 Sold 01/03/20 to J.G. Hitner, Philadelphia, for $10,855. Scrapped.
DD-6 USS Hopkins 10/02/19 Sold 09/07/20 to Dentor Shore Lumber Company, Tampa, FL, for $7,000. Scrapped.
DD-7 USS Hull 09/15/19 Sold 01/03/20 to J.G. Hitner, Philadelphia, for $10,855. Scrapped.
DD-8 USS Lawrence 09/15/19 Sold 01/03/20 to J.G. Hitner, Philadelphia, for $10,855. Scrapped.
DD-9 USS Macdonough 11/07/19 Sold 03/10/20 to U.S. Rail and Salvage Corporation, Newburgh, NY, for $20,600. Scrapped.
DD-10 USS Paul Jones 09/15/19 Sold 01/03/20 to J.G. Hitner, Philadelphia, for $10,855. Scrapped.
DD-11 USS Perry 09/15/19 Sold 01/03/20 to J.G. Hitner, Philadelphia, for $10,855. Scrapped.
DD-12 USS Preble 09/15/19 Sold 01/03/20 to J.G. Hitner, Philadelphia, for $10,855. Scrapped.
DD-13 USS Stewart 09/15/19 Sold 01/03/20 to J.G. Hitner, Philadelphia, for $10,855. Scrapped.
DD-14 USS Truxtun 09/15/19 Sold to J.G. Hitner, Philadelphia, for $11,855. Used in merchant service (1919-19??).
DD-15 USS Whipple 09/15/19 Sold to J.G. Hitner, Philadelphia, on 1/03/20 for $11,855. Used in merchant service (1919-1956). Scrapped.
DD-16 USS Worden 09/15/19 Sold on 01/03/20 for $11,855 to J.G. Hitner, Philadelphia, PA. Used in merchant service (1919-19??).
DD-17 USS Smith 09/15/19 Sold 12/20/19 for $6,176 to J.G. Hitner, Philadelphia. Scrapped.
DD-18 USS Lamson 09/15/19 Sold 11/21/19 for $18,100 to T.A. Scott and Co., New London, CT. Scrapped.
DD-19 USS Preston 09/15/19 Sold 11/12/19 for $20,000 to T.A. Scott and Co., New London, CT. Scrapped.
DD-20 USS Flusser 09/15/19 Sold 11/21/19 to T.A. Scott and Co., New London, CT for $22,000. Scrapped.
DD-21 USS Reid 09/15/19 Sold to T.A. Scott and Co., New London, CT for $22,000. Scrapped.
DD-22 USS Paulding 06/28/34 Transferred to USCG on 04/28/24 as USCGC Paulding (CG-17). Struck on 04/28/24. Returned to USN and reinstated on 10/1/30. Sold and scrapped.
DD-23 USS Drayton 03/08/35 Sold 06/28/35 to M. Block and Co., Norfolk, VA. Scrapped.
DD-24 USS Roe 06/28/34 Transferred to Coast Guard on 06/04/24 as USCGC Roe (CG-18). Struck on 06/07/24. Returned to USN and reinstated on NVR 10/18/30. Sold and scrapped.
DD-25 USS Terry 06/28/34 Transferred to Coast Guard on 06/07/24 as USCGC TERRY (CG-19). Struck on 06/07/24. Returned to USN and reinstated on NVR 10/18/30. Sold and scrapped.
DD-26 USS Perkins 03/08/35 Sold 06/28/35 to M. Block and Co., Norfolk, VA. Scrapped.
DD-27 USS Sterett 03/08/35 Sold 06/28/35 to M. Block and Co., Norfolk, VA. Scrapped.
DD-28 USS McCall 03/08/35 Transferred to the Coast Guard as USCGC McCall (CG-14) and struck from the NVR 06/07/24. Returned to USN and reinstated on NVR 10/18/30. Sold and scrapped.
DD-29 USS Burrows 07/05/34 Transferred to Coast Guard 06/07/24 as USCGC Burrows (CG-10). Struck from the Navy list on 06/07/24. Returned to USN 05/02/31 and reinstated on the Navy list. Sold on 08/22/34 to Michael Flynn, Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped.
DD-30 USS Warrington 03/08/35 Sold 06/28/35 to M. Block and Co., Norfolk. Scrapped.
DD-31 USS Mayrant 03/08/35 Sold 06/28/35 to M. Block and Co., Norfolk. Scrapped.
DD-32 USS Monaghan 07/05/34 Transferred to the Coast Guard on 06/07/24 as USCGC Monaghan (CG-15). Struck from the Navy list on 06/07/24. Returned to the USN and reinstated on the Navy list 05/08/31. Sold on 08/22/34 to Michael Flynn, Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped.
DD-33 USS Trippe 07/05/34 Transferred to the Coast Guard 06/07/24 as USCGC TRIPPE (CG-20). Struck from the Navy list on 06/07/24. Returned to the USN and reinstated on the Navy list 05/02/31. Sold on 08/22/34 to Michael Flynn, Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped.
DD-34 USS Walke 03/08/35 Sold 04/23/35. Scrapped.
DD-35 USS Ammen 07/05/34 Transferred to the Coast Guard 04/28/24 as USCGC Ammen (CG-8). Struck from the Navy list 04/28/34. Returned to the USN on 05/22/31 and reinstated on the Navy list. Sold 08/22/34 to Michael Flynn, Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped.
DD-36 USS Patterson 06/28/34 Transferred to the Coast Guard 04/28/24 as USCGC Patterson (CG-16). Struck from the Navy list 04/28/34. Returned to the USN on 10/18/30 and reinstated on the Navy list. Sold and scrapped.
DD-37 USS Fanning 06/28/34 Transferred to the Coast Guard 06/07/24 as USCGC Fanning (CG-11). Struck from the Navy list on 06/07/24. Returned to the USN and reinstated on the Navy list 11/24/30. Sold and scrapped.
DD-38 USS Jarvis 03/08/35 Sold 04/23/35. Scrapped.
DD-39 USS Henley 07/03/34 Transferred to the Coast Guard 05/16/24 as USCGC Henley (CG-12).Struck from Navy list 05/16/24. Returned from Coast Guard 05/08/31 and reinstated on the Navy list. Sold to Michael Flynn Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped.
DD-40 USS Beale 06/28/34 Transferred to the Coast Guard 04/28/24 as USCGC Beale (CG-9). Struck from the Navy list on same date. Returned from Coast Guard 10/18/30 and reinstated on the Navy list. Sold and scrapped.
DD-41 USS Jouett 07/05/34 Transferred to Coast Guard 04/28/24 as USCGC Jouett (CG-13). Struck from the Navy list on 04/28/24. Returned to USN and reinstated on the Navy list 05/22/31. Sold 08/22/34 to Michael Flynn, Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped.
DD-42 USS Jenkins 03/08/35 Sold 04/23/35. Scrapped.
DD-43 USS Cassin 07/05/34 Transferred to the Coast Guard 04/28/24 as USCGC Cassin (CG-1) and struck from the Navy list on same date. Returned to the USN and reinstated on the Navy list 06/30/33. Sold 08/22/34 to Michael Flynn Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped.
DD-44 USS Cunnings 07/05/34 Transferred to the Coast Guard 06/07/24 as USCGC CUMMINGS (CG-3) and struck from the Navy list on same date. Returned to USN 05/23/32 and reinstated on the Navy list. Sold on 08/22/34 to Michael Flynn, Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped.
DD-45 USS Downes 07/05/34 Transferred to Coast Guard 04/28/34 as USCGC Downes (CG-4) and struck from the Navy list on the same date. Returned to ther USN 05/02/31 and reinstated on ther Navy list. Sold 08/22/34 to Michael Flynn Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped.
DD-46 USS Duncan 03/08/35 Sold 04/23/35. Scrapped.
DD-47 USS Aylwin 03/08/35 Sold 04/23/35. Scrapped.
DD-48 USS Parker 03/08/35 Sold 04/23/35. Scrapped.
DD-49 USS Benham 03/08/35 Sold 04/23/35. Scrapped.
DD-50 USS Balch 03/08/35 Sold 04/23/35. Scrapped.
DD-51 USS O'Brien 03/08/35 Sold 04/23/35. Scrapped.
DD-52 USS Nicholson 01/07/36 Sold 06/30/36. Scrapped.
DD-53 USS Winslow 01/07/36 Sold 06/30/36. Scrapped.
DD-54 USS McDougal 07/05/34 Transferred to Coast Guard 06/07/24 as USCGC McDougal (CG-6) and struck from the Navy list on the same date. Returned to USN on 06/30/33 and reinstated on the Navy list on the same date. Sold on 08/22/34 to Michael Flynn Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped.
DD-55 USS Cushing 01/07/36 Sold 06/30/36. Scrapped.
DD-56 USS Ericsson 07/05/34 Transferred to Coast Guard 06/07/24 as USCGC Ericisson (CG-5) and struck from the Navy list on the same date. Returned to USN and reinstated on the Navy list 05/23/32. Sold 08/22/34 to Michael Flynn Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped
DD-57 USS Tucker 10/24/36 Transferred to Coast Guard 03/25/36 as USCGC Tucker (CG-23) and struck from the Navy list on the same date. Returned to USN and reinstated on the Navy List on 10/24/36. Sold to Northern Metals Co. Inc., Philadelphia, PA for $10,250.00 on 12/10/36. Scrapped.
DD-58 USS Conyngham 07/05/34 Transferred to Coast Guard as USCGC Conyngham (CG-2) ON 06/07/24 and struck on the same date. Returned to the USN and reinstated on the Navy list 06/30/33. Sold 08/22/34 to Michael Flynn Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped.
DD-59 USS Porter 07/05/34 Transferred to Coast Guard as USCGC Porter (CG-7) on 06/07/24 and struck on the same date from Navy list. Returned to USN 06/30/33 and reinstated on the Navy list on the same date. Sold 08/22/34 to Michael Flynn Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped.
DD-60 USS Wadsworth 01/07/36 Sold 06/30/36. Scrapped.
DD-61 USS Jacob Jones 12/17/17 Torpedoed and sunk 12/06/17 by U-53, 25 miles Southeast of Bishop's Rock at 49 deg 23 min North, 6 deg 13 min West.
DD-62 USS Wainwright 07/05/34 Transferred to Coast Guard 04/02/26 as USCGC Wainwright (CG-24) and struck from the Navy list on the same date. Returned to USN on 04/27/34 and reinstated on the Navy list on the same date. Sold on 08/22/34 to Michael Flynn Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped.
DD-63 USS Sampson 01/04/36 Sold 09/08/36 to Boston Iron and Metal Co. Inc., Baltimore, MD for $18,750.00 and scrapped.
DD-64 USS Rowan 01/07/36 Sold 04/20/39 to Boston Iron and Metal Co. Inc., Baltimore, MD for $16,500.00. Scrapped.
DD-65 USS Davis 07/05/34 Transferred to Coast Guard on 03/26/26 as USCGC Davis (CG-21) and struck on the same date. Returned to USN 06/30/33 and reinstated on the Navy list. Sold 08/22/34 to Michael Flynn Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped.
DD-66 USS Allen 11/01/45 Sold to Boston Metal Co. Inc., Baltimore, MD. Sale price $12,094.25.
DD-67 USS Wilkes 07/05/34 Transferred to Coast Guard on 03/26/26 as USCGC Wilkes (CG-25) and struck from the Navy list on the same date. Returned to USN on 04/27/34 and struck on the same date. Sold on 08/22/34 to Michael Flynn Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped.
DD-68 USS Shaw 07/05/34 Transferred to Coast Guard on 03/26/26 as USCGC Shaw (CG-22) and struck on the same date. Returned to USN on 06/30/33 and reinstated on the Navy list on the same date. Sold 08/22/34 to Michael Flynn Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Scrapped.
DD-69 USS Caldwell 01/07/36 Sold 06/30/36. Scrapped.
DD-70 USS Craven 01/08/41 Name cancelled 05/31/35. Named Conway 11/12/39. Transferred to England 10/23/40 as HMS Lewes (C-68). Scuttled off Australia in 05/46.
DD-71 USS Gwin 01/25/37 Sold on 03/16/39 to Union Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, MD for $17,303.00.
DD-72 USS Conner 01/08/41 Transferred to England 10/23/40 as HMS Leeds (G-27). Scrapped at Grays 03/04/47.
DD-73 USS Stockton 01/08/41 Transferred to England 10/02/40 as HMS Ludlow (G-57). Scrapped 07/15/45.
DD-74 USS Manley 12/05/45 Ex APD-1, AG-28, DD-74. Sold to Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia, PA. on 11/06/46 for $11,000.00. Scrapped.
DD-75 USS Wickes 01/08/41 Transferred to England 10/23/40 as HMS Montgomery (G-95). Scrapped Tyne, England 03/20/45.
DD-76 USS Philip 01/08/41 Transferred to England 10/23/40 as HMS Lancaster (G-05). Scrapped Blyth, England 02/18/47.
DD-77 USS Woolsey 03/00/21 Sunk in a collision with SS Steel Inventor on 02/26/21, North of Panama, at 7 deg 13 min N., 82 deg 01 min W.
DD-78 USS Evans 01/08/41 Transferred to England 10/23/40 as HMS Mansfield (G-76). To Royal Norwegian Navy in 1941. To Royal Canadian Navy in 1942. Scrapped in Canada in 1944.
DD-79 USS Little See Little (APD-4).C141
DD-80 USS Kimberly 01/25/37 Sold 04/20/39 to Boston Iron and Metal Co. Inc., Baltimore, MD for $17,500.00. Scrapped.
DD-81 USS Sigourney 01/08/41 Transferred to England 11/26/40 as HMS NEWPORT (G-54). In Royal Norwegian Navy (1941-1942). Scrapped Granton, England 02/18/47.
DD-82 USS Gregory See GREGORY (APD-4).
DD-83 USS Stringham 12/05/45 Ex APD-6, DD-83. Scrapped.
DD-84 USS Dyer 01/07/36 Sold to Boston Iron and Metal Co. Inc., Baltimore, MD. on 09/08/36 for $18,750.00 Scrapped.
DD-85 USS Colhoun See Colhoun (APD-2).
DD-86 USS Stevens 01/07/36 Sold on 09/08/36 for $18,750.00 to Boston Iron and Metal Co. Inc., Baltimore, MD. Scrapped.
DD-87 USS McKee 01/07/36 Sold to Boston Iron and Metal Co. Inc., Baltimore, MD on 09/08/36 for $18,750.00. Scrapped.
DD-88 USS Robinson 01/08/41 Transferred to England 11/26/40 as HMS Newmarket (G-47). Scrapped at Llanelly, England in 09/45.
DD-89 USS Ringgold 01/08/41 Transferred to England 11/26/40 as HMS NEWARD (G-08). Scrapped at Bo'Ness, England 12/18/47.
DD-90 USS McKean See MCKEAN (APD-5).
DD-91 USS Harding 01/07/36 Sold on 09/29/36 Schiavone-Bonomo Corp., New York $12,916,79. Scrapped.
DD-92 USS Gridley 01/25/37 Sold 04/18/39 to Union Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, MD for $15,251.00. Scrapped.
DD-93 USS Fairfax 01/08/41 Transferred to England 11/26/40 as HMS Richmond (G-88). In Royal Canadian Navy (1942-1944). Transferred to Russia 07/16/44 as ZHIVUVHI. Returned to England 06/23/49. Scrapped at Bo'Ness, England 07/12/49.
DD-94 USS Taylor 12/06/38 Sold 08/08/45 to Northern Metals Co. Philadelphia, PA. Scrapped.
DD-95 USS Bell 01/25/37 Sold on 04/18/39 to Union Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, MD for $15,251.00. Scrapped.
DD-96 USS Stribling See Stribling (DM-1).
DD-97 USS Murray See Murray (DM-2).
DD-98 USS Israel See Israel (DM-3).
DD-99 USS Luce See Luce (DM-4).

Hull Number Ship Name Date Stricken (or Decomm) Reported Disposition Tin Can Sailors Update
DD-100 USS Maury See Maury (DM-5).
DD-101 USS Lansdale See Lansdale (DM-6).
DD-102 USS Mahan See Mahan (DM-7).
DD-103 USS Schley 12/05/45 Ex APD-14, DD-103. Sold and scrapped in 04/46.
DD-104 USS Champlin 05/19/36 Sunk as target 08/12/36 off San Diego.
DD-105 USS Mugford 05/19/36 Sold on 09/29/36 to Schiavone - Bonomo Corp., NY for $12,916.79
DD-106 USS Chew 11/01/45 Sold to Boston Metal Co. Inc., Baltimore, MD on 09/24/46 for $13,094.25.
DD-107 USS Hazelwood 06/05/35 Conversion to Light Target No. 2 (IX-36), cancelled. Sold on 08/30/35 to Learner and Rosenthal. Scrapped.
DD-108 USS Williams 01/08/41 Transferred to England 09/24/40 and retransferred on the same date to the Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS ST. CLAIR (I-65). Scrapped.
DD-109 USS Crane 12/19/45 Sold to Ship - Shape Inc., Philadelphia, PA on 10/17/46 for $13, 449.00. Scrapped.
DD-110 USS Hart See Hart ( DM-8).C84
DD-111 USS Ingraham See Ingrham (DM-9).
DD-112 USS Ludlow See Ludlow (DM-10).
DD-113 USS Rathburne 11/28/45 Ex APD-25. Sold 11/06/46 to Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia, PA for $11,000.00. Scrapped.
DD-114 USS Talbot 10/24/45 Ex APD-7. Sold on 01/30/46 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $7,171.00. Scrapped.
DD-115 USS Waters 10/24/45 Ex APD-8. Sold on10/17/46 to Hugo Neu Steel Products Corp., NY for $9,000.00. Scrapped.
DD-116 USS Dent See Dent (APP-9).
DD-117 USS Dorsey See Dorsey (DMS-11).
DD-118 USS Lea 08/13/45 Sold on 11/30/45 to Boston Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $8,777.00. Scrapped.
DD-119 USS Lamberton See Lamberton(AG-21).
DD-120 USS Radford
DD-121 USS Montgomery See Montgomery (DM-17).
DD-122 USS Breese See Breese (DM-18).
DD-123 USS Gamble See Gamble (DM-15).
DD-124 USS Ramsay See Ramsay (AG-98).
DD-125 USS Tattnall See Tattnall (APD-19).
DD-126 USS Badger 08/13/45 Sold 11/30/45 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD for $8,777.00. Resold to Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia, PA on 12/31/45. Scrapped.
DD-127 USS Twiggs 01/08/41 Transferred to England 10/23/40 as HMS Leamington (G-19). In Royal Canadian Navy (1942-1943). Transferred to Russia 07/16/44 as ZHGUCHI. Returned to England 01/30/50. Scrapped at Newport, England 07/26/51.
DD-128 USS Babbitt See Babbitt (AG-102).
DD-129 USS De Long 09/25/22 Ran aground in Half Moon Bay, CA on 12/01/21 in heavy fog. Pulled free 12/17/21. Beyond repair. Sold 09/25/22. Scrapped.
DD-130 USS Jacob Jones 03/25/42 Sunk on 02/28/42 by torpedo from U-578 off Delaware Capes at 38 deg 42 min N., 74 deg 39 min W.
DD-131 USS Buchanan 01/08/41 Transferred to England 09/09/40 as HMS Campbeltown(I-42). Blown up purposely on 03/28/42 at St. Nazire, France in the only Non-German drydock capable of holding the German BB TIRPITZ.
DD-132 USS Aaron Ward 01/08/41 Transferred to England 09/09/40 as HMS Castleton (I-23). Scrapped at Bo'Ness, England 03/04/47.
DD-133 USS Hale 01/08/41 Transferred to England 09/09/40 as HMS CALDWELL (I-20). In Royal Canadian Navy (1942-1944). Scrapped at Granton, Eng. 03/20/45.
DD-134 USS Crownishield 01/08/41 Transferred to England 09/09/40 as HMS CHELSEA (I-35). In Royal Canadian Navy (1942-1943). Transferred to Russia 07/16/44 as DYERZKI. Returned to England 06/23/49. Scrapped at Bo'Ness, England 07/12/49.
DD-135 USS TillmanI Transferred to England on 11/26/40 as HMS WELLS (I-95). Scrapped Troon, England 7/45.
DD-136 USS Boggs See Boggs (AG-19).C110
DD-137 USS Kilty 11/16/45 Ex APD-15, DD-137, AG-220, IX-37. Sold on 06/17/46 to National Products, Terminal Island, CA for $4,127.00. Scrapped.
DD-138 USS Kennison See Kennison (AG-83).
DD-139 USS Ward See Ward (APD-16).
DD-140 USS Claxton 01/08/41 Transferred to England 11/26/40 as HMS Salsibury (I-52). In Royal Canadian Navy (1942-1944) Sold for scrap in Canada in 1944.
DD-141 USS Hamilton See Hamilton (AG-111).
DD-142 USS Tarbell 08/13/45 Sold 11/15/45 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD for $8,777.00 Scrapped.
DD-143 USS Yarnall 01/08/41 Transferred to England 10/23/40 as HMS Lincoln (G-42). In Royal Norwegian Navy (02/42-08/44). Transferred to Russia 08/26/44 as Druzhny for use as spare parts. Returned to England 08/23/52. Scrapped in Rosyth, England 09/52.
DD-144 USS Upshur See Upshur (AG-103).
DD-145 USS Greer 08/13/45 Sold 11/05/45 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD for $8,777.00. Scrapped.
DD-146 USS Elliot See Elliot (AG-104).
DD-147 USS Roper See Roper (APD-20).
DD-148 USS Breckinridge See Breckinridge (AG-112).
DD-149 USS Barney See Barney (AG-113).
DD-150 USS Blakeley 08/13/45 Sold 11/15/45 for $8,777.00 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD. Scrapped.
DD-151 USS Biddle See Biddle (AG-114).
DD-152 USS Dupont See Dupont (AG-80).
DD-153 USS Bernadou 08/13/45 Sold 11/15/45 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD for $8,777.00 Scrapped.
DD-154 USS Ellis See Ellis (AG-115).
DD-155 USS Cole See Cole (AG-116).
DD-156 USS J. Fred Talbott See J. Fred Talbott (AG-81).
DD-157 USS Dickerson Seickersone Dickerson (APD-21).
DD-158 USS Leary 01/12/44 Sunk on 12/24/43 by submarine torpedo from U-275 at 45 deg 00 min N, 22 deg 00 min W.
DD-159 USS Schenck See Schenck (DD-159).
DD-160 USS Herbert See Herbert (APD-22).
DD-161 USS Palmer See PalmerALMER (DMS-5)
DD-162 USS Thatcher 01/08/41 Transferred to England 09/24/40 and retransferred to Canada on the same date as HMCS Niagara (I-57). Sold 05/27/46 and scrapped.
DD-163 USS Walker See DCH-1 (IX-44)
DD-164 USS Crosby See Crosby (APD-17)
DD-165 USS Meredith 01/07/36 Sold 09/29/36 for $12, 916.66 to Schiavone-Bonomo Corp., NY. Scrapped.
DD-166 USS Bush 01/07/36 Sold 09/29/36 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD for $19,000.00. Scrapped.
DD-167 USS Cowell 01/08/41 Transferred to England 09/23/40 as HMS Brighton (I-08). Transferred to Russia 07/16/44 as ZHARKI. Returned to England 03/04/49. Scrapped at Bo'Ness, England 04/05/49.
DD-168 USS Maddox 01/08/41 Transferred to England 09/23/40 as HMS Georgetown (I-40). Transferred to Russia 08/10/44 as Zhyostki. Returned to England 09/05/52. Scrapped at Inverkeithining, England on 09/16/52. Last surviving Flush Deck Destroyer.
DD-169 USS Foote 01/08/41 Transferred to England 09/23/40 as HMS Roxborough (I-07). Transferred to Russia 08/10/44 as Doblestny. Returned to England 02/04/49. Scrapped at Dunston, England 04/05/49.
DD-170 USS Kalk 01/08/41 Transferred to England 09/23/40 as HMS Hamilton (I-24). Transferred to Royal Canadian Navy 10/40 as HMCS Hamilton (I-24). Sold 07/45 and scrapped in the U.S.
DD-171 USS Burns See Burns (DM-11).
DD-172
DD-173 USS Sproston See Sproston (DM-13).
DD-174 USS Rizal See Rizal (DM-14).
DD-175 USS MacKenzie 01/08/41 Transferred to England 09/24/40 and retransferred to Canada on the same date as HMCS Annapolis (I-04). Sold 06/21/45 and scrapped in the U.S.
DD-176 USS Renshaw 05/19/36 Sold 09/29/36 to Schiavone-Bonomo Corp., NY for $12,916.00. Scrapped.
DD-177 USS O'Bannon 05/19/36 Sold 09/29/36 to Schiavone-Bonomo Corp., NY for $12,916.00. Scrapped.
DD-178 USS Hogan See Hogan (AG-105).
DD-179 USS Howard See Howard (AG-106).
DD-180 USS Stansbury See Stansbury (AG-107).
DD-181 USS Hopewell 01/08/41 Transferred to England 09/23/40 as HMS Bath (I-17). Transferred to Royal Norwegian Navy 01/01/41. Sunk by a German submarine West of Ushant on 08/19/41.
DD-182 USS Thomas 01/08/41 Transferred to England 09/23/40 as HMS St. Albans (I-15). Transferred to Royal Norwegian Navy 04/18/41.Transferred to Russia 07/16/44 as Dostoiny. Returned to England 03/04/49. Scrapped Charlestown, England 04/05/49.
DD-183 USS Haraden 01/08/41 Transferred to England 09/24/40 and retransferred on the same date to Canada as HMCS Columbia (I-49). Sold 1946 and scrapped.
DD-184 USS Abbot 01/08/41 Transferred to England 09/23/40 as HMS Charlestown (I-21). Scrapped Sunderland, England 03/04/47.
DD-185 USS Bagley 01/08/41 Name cancelled 05/31/35. Renamed Doran on 12/22/39. Transferred to England 09/23/40 as HMS ST. MARYS (I-12). Scrapped at Rosyth 03/20/45.
DD-186 USS Clemson 10/24/45 Ex APO-13, DD-186, AVD-17. Sold to Hugo Neu Corp., NY for $9,000.00 on 10/17/46. Scrapped.
DD-187 USS Dahlgren See Dahlgren (AG-91)
DD-188 USS Goldsborough 10/24/45 Ex APD-32, DD-188, AVD-5, AVP-18, DD-188. Sold on 10/17/46 to Hugo Neu Steel Corp., New York City for $9,000.00. Scrapped.
DD-189 USS Semmes See Semmes (AG-24)
DD-190 USS Satterlee 01/08/41 Transferred to England on 10/08/40 as HMS Belmont (H-46). Sunk on 01/31/42 by a German submarine in the North Atlantic.
DD-191 USS Mason 01/08/41 Transferred to England on 10/08/40 as HMS BROADWATER (H-81). Sunk on 10/18/41 by a German submarine U-101 in the North Atlantic.
DD-192 USS Graham 05/04/22 Damaged beyond repair on 12/16/21 in collision with SS PANAMA off the New Jersey coast. Sold on 09/19/22. Scrapped.
DD-193 USS Abel P. Upshur 01/08/41 Transferred to Coast Guard, as loan, on 11/05/30 as USCGC ABEL P. USHUR (CG-?). Struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 11/05/30. Returned to USN on 05/21/34 and reinstated on the Naval Vessel Register on the same date. Transferred to England on 09/09/40 as HMS CLARE (I-14). Scrapped Troon, England in 03/47.
DD-194 USS Hunt 01/08/41 Transferred to Coast Guard, as loan, on 11/05/30 as USCGC Hunt (CG-?). Struck from the Naval Vessel Register on the same date. Returned to USN 05/28/34 and reinstated on the Naval Vessel Register on the same date. Transferred to England 10/08/40 as HMS Broadway (H-90). Scrapped in Charlestown, England in 05/48.
DD-195 USS Welborn C. Wood 01/08/41 Transferred to Coast Guard, as loan, on 10/01/30 as USCGC Welborn C. Wood (CG-?). Struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 10/01/30. Returned to USN on 05/21/34 and reinstated on the Naval Vessel Register. Transferred to England on 09/09/40 as HMS Chesterfiel (I-28). Scrapped Tyne, England 04/47.
DD-196 USS George E. Badger 10/24/45 Ex APV-33, DD-196, AVD-3, AVP-16, USCGC GEORGE E. BADGER (CG-?). Transferred to Coast Guard, on loan, on 10/01/30 as USCGC GEORGE E. BADGER (CG-?). Struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 10/01/30. Returned to Naval Vessel Register on 05/21/34 and reinstated on the Naval Vessel Register. Sold to National Metal and Steel Co., Terminal Island, Calif. Scrapped 06/46.
DD-197 USS Branch 01/08/41 Transferred to England 10/08/40 as HMS Beverly (H-64). Sunk by torpedo from the German submarine U-188 South of Greenland on 04/11/43.
DD-198 USS Herdon 01/08/41 Transferred to Coast Guard, on loan, on 09/13/30 as USCGC HERNDON (CG-?). Struck from Naval Vessel Register on 09/13/30. Returned to USN on 05/28/34 and reinstated on the Naval Vessel Register. Transferred to England on 09/09/40 as HMS CHURCHILL (I-45). Retransferred to Russia on 07/16/44 as Dyeyatelni. Sunk on 01/16/45 by German submarine off Cape Tereberski.
DD-199 USS Dallas 08/13/45 Renamed AallaslexanderLEXANDER DALLAS on 03/31/45. Sold on 11/31/45 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD for $8,777.00. Scrapped.

Reported Disposition

The construction of DD-200 through DD-205 were cancelled 02/03/19.

The construction of DD-200 through DD-205 were cancelled 02/03/19.

The construction of DD-200 through DD-205 were cancelled 02/03/19.

The construction of DD-200 through DD-205 were cancelled 02/03/19.

The construction of DD-200 through DD-205 were cancelled 02/03/19.

Construction cancelled 02/03/19.

Sold to Boston Metals, Co., Baltimore, MD on 11/30/45 for $8,777.00. Scrapped.

Severly damaged in collision on 04/14/36 with WHIPPLE (DD-217). Beyond repair. Scuttled off Subic Bay, Philippines on 07/25/36.

Sold on 11/30/45 to Boston Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $8,777.00. Scrapped.

Sunk on 11/02/43 by U.S. aircraft after being fatally damaged by ramming German submarine U-405 on 11/01/43. Sunk at 50 deg 12min N., 30 deg 48min W.

Ex-STtewart. Sold 11/30/45 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD, for $8,777.00. Scrapped.

Badly damaged 05/02/44 when rammed by SS John Morton off Norfolk, VA at 36 deg, 51 min, N., 76 deg, 18 min, W. Beached to prevent sinking. Beyond repair. Salvaged and sold on 04/05/47 to Marine Salvage Corp., Richmond, VA. Scrapped.

Sunk by Naval gunfire on 03/01/42, South of Christmas Island, at 14 deg 30 min S., 106 deg 30 min E.

Badly damaged by Naval gunfire, on 02/20/42, Battle of Badoeng Strait, Netherland, East Indies, 07 deg 18 min S., 112 deg 46 min E. Drydock at Soerabaja, Netherlands, East Indies for repairs. Capsized in drydock when she was improperly positioned on the keel blocks. Further damaged by a bomb from Japanese aircrapt while still capsized in drydock. Supposedly destroyed by demolition charges on 03/02/42. Struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 03/25/42. Salvaged in 04/43 by the Japanese Navy as Patrol Vessel No. 102. Surrendered to USN on 10/15/45. Reinstated on the Naval Vessel Register 10/?/45 and commissioned on 10/29/45 as DD-224. Sunk as target off San Francisco, by U.S. aircraft, on 05/24/46.

Sunk on 03/01/42, by dive bomber and surface gunfire, Java Sea, at 04 deg 00 min S., 111 deg 30 min E.

Sunk on 02/19/42, by dive bomber, Darwin, Australia, 12 deg 30 min S., 130 deg 50 min E.

Sunk on 03/01/42, by Naval gunfire, South of Christmas Island, at 46 deg 15 min N., 53 deg 15 min W.

Ran aground, during a storm, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland on 02/18/42. Beyond salvage. Broke up on rocks.

Ex APD-12, DD-236. Sold on 06/17/46 to National Products, Terminal Island, Calif. For $4,127.00. Scrapped.

Ex AVD-14, DD-237. Sold on 10/17/46 to Ship-Shape Inc., Philadelphia, PA for $13,232.00. Scrapped.

Sold on 03/16/39 to Union Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, MD for $18,258.00. Scrapped.

Sunk on 04/26/42 by mine, off Marquesas Key, Florida.

Sold 09/29/46 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD for $13, 094.25. Scrapped.

Ex AVD-2, AVP-15, DD-244. Sold on 10/30/46 to Ship-Shape Inc., Philadelphia, PA for $13,323.00. Scrapped.

Ex AVP-16, DD-245. Sunk by torpedo from U-262, off Western Iceland, North Atlantic, on 10/31/40 while escorting a convoy.

Sold 10/30/45 to Ship-Shape Inc., Philadelphia, PA for $8,777.00. Resold to Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia, PA on 12/31/45. Scrapped.

Sold 11/30/45 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD for $6,877.00. Resold to Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia, PA on 12/31/45. Scrapped.

Sold 09/24/46 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD for $13,094.25. Scrapped.

Transferred to England 09/24/40 as HMCS St. Croix (I-81). Sunk by torpedo from U-305 South of Ireland, on 09/20/43.

Transferred to England on 10/23/40 as HMS Stanley (I-73). Sunk on 12/19/41, Southwest of Lisbon, by a torpedo from U-574.

Transferred to England 10/23/40 as HMS Sherwood (I-80). Scrapped 1945.

Transferred to England 09/24/40 as HMS St. Francis (I-93). Sunk in collision with SS Winding, off Sakonnett Point, Rhode Island, on 07/14/45 while under tow to American scrap yard.

Transferred to England 09/09/40 as HMS Camepon (I-02). Damage by bombs from German aircraft at Portsmouth Naval Base, England on 12/15/40. Salvaged and used for shock trails from 07/42 to 08/43. Scrapped 11/44.

Transferred to England on 10/08/40 as HMS Burnham (H-82). Scrapped at Pembroke, England 12/48.

Ran aground on Point Auguello, Calif. On 09/08/23 with six other destroyers. Beyond salvage. Hulk sold on 10/19/25 to Robert H. Smith, Oakland, Calif. for $147.86. Scrapped.

Sold for scrap on 02/25/32. Scrapped.

Transferred to England 10/08/40 as HMS Burwell (H-94). Scrapped at Milford Haven, Eng. 03/47.

Transferred to England 10/08/40 as HMS Bradford (H-72). Scrapped at Troon, Eng. 6/46.

Transferred to England 10/08/40 as HMS Buxton(H-96). Scrapped in U.S. 7/45.

Transferred to England on 11/26/40 as HMS Ripley (G-79). Scrapped Sunderland, Eng. 3/45.

Transferred to England on 11/26/40 as HMS Reading (G-71). Scrapped Inverkeithing, England 7/45.

Sold on 09/29/36 to Schiavone-Bonomo Corp., New York for $14,531.25. Scrapped.

Sold on 09/29/36 to Schiavone-Bonomo Corp., New York for $14,531.25. Scrapped.

Transferred to England 11/26/40 as HMS Rockinham (G-58). Sunk by mine on 09/27/44 off Aberdeen, Scotland.

Transferred to England 11/26/40 as HMS Ramsey (G-60). Scrapped Bo'Ness, Eng. 07/47.

Ex Light Target Number 3 (IX-3), DD-275. Sold on 08/30/35 to Learner and Rosenthal, Oakland, Calif. for $6,312.00. Scrapped

Scrapped and materials sold 11/14/30.

Scrapped and materials sold 02/25/32.

Scrapped and materials sold 12/20/30.

Sold on 01/17/31 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $5,789.47. Scrapped.

Sold on 01/17/31 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $5,789.47. Scrapped.

Sold on 01/17/31 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $5,789.47. Scrapped.

Sold on 01/17/31 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $5,789.47. Scrapped.

Sold on 01/17/31 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $5,789.47. Scrapped.

Sold on 01/17/31 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $5,789.47. Scrapped.

Sold 01/17/31 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $5,789.47. Resold and converted for Merchant Service as a banana carrier. Served as such from 1931-1942 and 1946-1955. Served as Army Freighter 1942-1945. Scrapped 5/55.

Sold 01/17/31 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $5,789.47. Resold in 1931 to Standard Fruit Co., New Orleans and converted into a banana boat. Served as such from 1931 until 1933 when she ran aground on Alacran Reef, Gulf of Mexico and broke up.

Sold 01/17/31 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $5,789.47. Scrapped.

Sold 01/17/31 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $5,789.47. Resold and converted for Merchant Service. Served as such from 1931-1942 for service as a freighter. Sunk by Japanese aircraft on 03/28/43 at Oro Bay, New Guinea.

Sold on 01/17/31 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $5,789.47. Scrapped.

Sold 01/17/31 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $5,789.47. Scrapped.

Sold 01/17/31 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $5,789.47. Scrapped.

Sold 01/17/31 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD for $5,789.47. Scrapped.

Sold 01/17/31 to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD fro $5,789.47. Resold and converted for Merchant Service. Served as such from 1931 until 1942 when acquired by the Army for use as a freighter. Burned at Sydney, Australia on 06/27/42. Salvaged and scrapped.

Ran aground 09/28/23 on Point Arguello, Calif. with six other DD's. Beyond salvage. Hulk sold on 10/19/25 to Robert J. Smith, Oakland, Calif. for $147.86. Scrapped.

Ran aground on Point Arguello, Calif. On 09/28/23 with six other DD's. Beyon salvage. Hulk sold on 10/19/25 to Robert J. Smith, Oakland, Calif. For $147.86. Scrapped.

Scrapped and materials sold 03/19/31.

Scrapped and materials sold 06/10/31.

Hull Number Ship Name Date Stricken (or Decomm)

Scrapped and materials sold 10/31/30.

Scrapped and materials sold 03/19/31.

Ex AG-18, Light Target Number 1 (IX-35), DD-302. Scrapped and materials sold.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Served as barracks ship at New London from strike until scrapped and the materials sold in 1931.

Scrapped and materials sold 06/10/31.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Ran aground on Point Arguello, Calif. on 09/08/23 with six other DD's . Beyond salvage. Hulk sold on 10/19/25 to Robert J. Smith, Oakland, Calif. for $147.86. Scrapped.

Ran aground on Point Arguello, Calif. on 09/08/23 with six other DD's . Beyond salvage. Hulk sold on 10/19/25 to Robert J. Smith, Oakland, Calif. for $147.86. Scrapped.

Ran aground on Point Arguello, Calif. on 09/08/23 with six other DD's . Beyond salvage. Hulk sold on 10/19/25 to Robert J. Smith, Oakland, Calif. for $147.86. Scrapped.

Ran aground on Point Arguello, Calif. on 09/08/23 with six other DD's . Beyond salvage. Hulk sold on 10/19/25 to Robert J. Smith, Oakland, Calif. for $147.86. Scrapped.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Scrapped and materials sold 06/10/31.

Sunk as target 06/26/45, by Naval gunfire, off San Diego, Calif.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Used as Damage Control Training Hulk (1930-193?). Scrapped and materials sold.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Sunk as target 06/25/35, by Naval gunfire, off San Diego, Calif.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Used for strength tests (19??-19??). Scrapped and materials sold.

Scapped and materials sold.

Used for strength tests (19??-19??). Scrapped and materials sold.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Used as barracks ship (1930-1934) at New London. Scrapped and materials sold 1934.

Sold for salvage 18 October 1930 in accordance with the terms of the London Treaty for the limitation of naval armament. Hulk abandoned by scrapper.

Scrapped and materials sold.

Sold to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD 11/30/45 for $8,777.00. Resold to Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia, PA.

Ex AVD-6, AVP-19, DD-342. Sold 10/17/46 to Ship-Shape Inc., Philadelphia, PA for $13,338.00. Scrapped.

See William B. Preston (AVD-7).

Sold on 08/14/47 and scrapped.

Sold 12/20/46 to George H. Nutman, Brooklyn, N.Y. for $11,041.28. Scrapped.

Sunk on 12/18/44, by typhoon, East of Philippine Islands when she capsized in heavy seas.

Sold 12/20/46 to George H. Nutman, Brooklyn, N.Y. for $11,041.28. Scrapped.

Ran aground on Amchitka Island, in the Alutians, on 01/12/43. Beyond salvage. Broke up on rocks.

Sold 12/20/46 to George H. Nutman, Brooklyn, N.Y. for $11,041.28. Scrapped.

Sunk 12/18/44, by typhoon, East of Philippine Islands when she capsized in heavy seas.

Sold 12/20/46 for $11,041.28 to George H. Nutman, Brooklyn, N.Y. Scrapped.

Heavily damaged by submarine torpedo, during Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, on 10/26/42. Beyond salvage. Sunk by gunfire from Shaw (DD-373).

Sold 12/20/46 for $11,041.28 to George H. Nutman, Brooklyn, N.Y. Scrapped.

Sold 08/10/47 to Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia, PA. Scrapped.

Sold 05/16/47 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD. Scrapped.

Damaged beyond repair, by suicide plane in Leyte area, Philippine Islands area, at 10 deg 50 min N., 124 deg 30 min E. on 12/07/44. Sunk by gunfire and torpedoes from Walke (DD-723).

Sold 07/17/47 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD for $20,838.37. Scrapped.

Sold on 12/20/46 for $11,041.28 to George H. Nutman, Brooklyn, N.Y. Scrapped.

Sunk as target 07/01/46 at Bikini Atoll, in Atomic Bomb Tessts as a result of Atomic Explosion Able.

Sunk on 12/11/44, by suicide plane, Leyte area, P.I. At 09 deg 50 min N., 124 deg 55 min E.

Used as target at Bikini Atomic Bomb Tests 07/46 at Bikini Atoll. Scuttled 07/02/48 at 31 deg 33.5 min N., 118 deg 27 min W.

Irreparably damaged by Japanese aircraft on 12/07/41 at Pearl Harbor. Beyond repair. Vital machinery salvaged. Old hull scrapped and new hull built around salvaged machinery. Scrapped 1948.

Sunk on 08/04/42, in United States Minefield, Segond Channel, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides Island.

See Cassin (DD-372) for Pearl Harbor damage. Sold on 11/18/47. Scrapped.

Sunk on 11/13/42, by Naval gunfire during a night action in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

Sunk on 11/29/43, by collision with Australian Troopship, Eastern New Guinea area at 09 deg 39 min S., 150 deg 04 min E.

Sold on 08/20/47 to Hugo Neu Steel Products Inc., New York City. Scrapped..

Sunk on 11/14/42 by Naval gunfire during Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

Sold on 08/20/47 to Hugo Neu Steel Products Inc., New York City. Scrapped.

Fitted as leader. Sold 05/16/47 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD. Scrapped.

Fitted as leader. Sunk 09/13/44, by hurricane, off Bahama Islands, at 27 deg 00 min N., 73 deg 00 min W.

Irreparably damaged by torpedo from Japanese DD Kamikaze, on 08/22/42, Solomon Islands area at 09 deg 17 min S., 160 deg 02 min E. Scuttled on 08/23/42 after attempts to salvage her failed.

Used as target in Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll in 07/46. Scuttled off of Kwajalein Atoll on 03/08/48.

Used as target in Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll in 07/46. Scuttled off of Kwajalein Atoll on 03/08/48.

Sunk 10/03/43, by submarine torpedo, Eastern New Guinea area, at 07 deg 40 min S., 148 deg 06 min E.

Sold 08/18/47 to Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia, PA. Scrapped.

Sunk 08/08/42, by aircraft torpedo, Solomon Islands area, at 09 deg 10 min S., 160 deg 10 min E.

Fitted as leader. Scrapped 03/46.

Fitted as leader. Sold 11/24/47 and scrapped.

Fitted as leader. Scrapped 03/46.

Badly damaged by torpedo from Japanese Warship on 11/15/42 off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. After atemps to salvage failed. She was sunk in late afternoon of 11/15/42 by gunfire from GWIN (DD-433).

Sold 08/01/47 to Salco-Iron and Metals Corp., San Francisco, Calif. for $14,000.00. Scrapped.

Sold 12/20/45 to George H. Nutman, Brooklyn, N.Y. for $11,041.28. Scrapped.

Hull Number Ship Name Date Stricken (or Decomm) Reported Disposition Tin Can Sailors Update

Sold to Hugo Neu Steel Products Corp., New York City for $11,508.33 on 05/23/46. Resold to Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia, PA on 06/13/46. Scrapped.

Used as target during Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll in 07/46. Scuttled off Kwajalein Atoll on 04/04/48.

Used as target during Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll in 07/46. Scuttled off Kwajalein Atoll on 02/03/48.

Used as target during Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll in 07/46. Scuttled off Kwajalein Atoll on 03/22/48

Sunk by torpedo from enemy warship, Italian area, at 40 deg 07 min N., 14 deg 18 min E.

Used as target ship during Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll in 07/46. Scuttled off Kwajalein Atoll on 04/24/48.

Sold on 08/10/47 to Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia, PA. Scrapped.

Used as target in Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll in 07/46. Scuttled off of Kwajalein Atoll on 03/08/48.

Sunk 05/07/42, by Japanese Dive Bombers in Battle of the Coral Sea at 15 deg 10 min S., 158 deg 05 min E.

Used as target in Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll in 07/46. Scuttled off of Kwajalein Atoll on 10/16/48.

Sunk as target 07/01/46 as a result of explosion able of the Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll.

Sunk 06/06/42, by torpedo from I-168, during Battle of Midway, at 30 deg 36 min N., 176 deg 34 min W. At the time Hammann was tied up alongside Yorktown (CV-5), helping the carrier fight fires.

Used as target in Atomic Bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in 07/46. Sunk by gunfire on 04/18/48 off Kwajalein Atoll.

Sold on 09/28/47 and scrapped.

Damaged by submarine torpedo on 09/15/42, near Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. Sunk on 10/19/42, enroute to the United States to receive repairs for 09/15 hit, by breaking in two, off Samoa, at 13 deg 30 min S., 171 deg 18 min E.

Sunk 11/14/42 by Naval gunfire and surface torpedoes, off Guadalcanal.

Sold 08/02/47 to Franklin Shipwrecking Co. for $18,257.00. Scrapped.

Sold 08/01/47 to Franklin Shipwrecking Co. for $16,289.00. Scrapped.

Used as target in Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll in 07/46. Sunk off of Kwajalein Atoll on 07/05/48.

Sunk 10/09/43 by submarine torpedo, in Italian area, at 39 deg 48 min N., 14 deg 36 min E.

Transferred to Taiwan, as loan, on 02/26/54 as LO Yang (DD-14). Still active.

Sold 05/08/72 to Southern Scrap Materials Co. LTD., New Orleans, LA for $68,000.00. Scrapped.

Memorialization at the Armed Forces Museum of the Smithsonian Institute, cancelled. Sold on 06/29/72 to Southern Scrap Material Co., LTD., New Orleans for $68,000.00. Scrapped.

Tests hulk for new method of drydocking (08/?/68 to ?/?/73). Sold 08/16/73 to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp., New York City for $75,133.33. Scrapped.

Sunk as target 10/14/69 off Southeastern coast of Florida by aircraft and gunfire from English (DD-696).

Sunk 04/20/44 by aircraft torpedo, Western Mediterranean area, 37 deg 03 min N., 03 deg 51 min E.

Transferred to Taiwan, as loan, on 02/26/54 as HAN YANG (DD-15).

Sunk as target 03/26/72 at 36 deg 30 min N., 73 deg 15 min W., in 1700 fathoms of water as a result of gunfire from KIOWA (ATF-72), after being damaged by air and surface attack.

Ran aground in Pollock Rip Channel, Cape Cod, Mass. On 07/30/49. Refloated 07/31/49. Used for spare parts and as test hulk (1956-1958). Sold on 03/03/61 to Potomac Shipwrecking Co., Pope's Creek, MD for $58,788.45. Scrapped.

Transferred to Greece, as grant aid, on 01/22/51 as NIKI (D-65). Rerated as escort in 1970. Scrapped 1972.

Transferred to Taiwan, as loan, on 02/16/59 as NAN Yang (DD-17). Decommissioned 03/01/74. Returned to USN on 03/01/74 and scrapped.

Sold on 10/06/72 to Luria Bros. and Co. Inc., Cleveland, Ohio for $67,916.00. Scrapped.

Sunk 07/13/43 by scuttling after being irreparably damaged by destroyer torpedoes, during the Battle of Kolombangara. Sunk at 07 deg 41 min S., 157 deg 27min E.

Sunk 10/15/42, by aircraft torpedo, off San Cristobal, Solomon Islands.

Sold 11/22/72 to Southern Scrap Material Co., LTD., New Orleans, LA for $73,000.00. Scrapped.

Sunk 11/13/42 by Naval gunfire, off Guadalcanal, during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

Sold to Andy Intl, Inc., Brownsville, Texas on 09/18/74 for $187,994.00 Scrapped.

Transferred to Greece, as grant aid, on 01/22/51 as DOXA (D-20). Rerated as an escort in 1970. Scrapped 1972.

Sold 12/29/66 to Lipsett Div., Luria Bros., New York City, for $87,333.00. Scrapped.

Sunk as target 11/17/70 at 39 deg 22 min N., 17 deg 15 min W. by aircraft.

Originally named Wilkes. Name cancelled 07/16/68. Sold on 06/29/72 to Southern Scrap Material Co., LTD., New Orleans for $69, 000.00. Scrapped.

Transferred to Italy, as grant aid, 01/?/51 as Aviere (D-554). Rerated as Experimental Destroyer and reclassified A-5302 in 1971. All guns except after 5" gun and an experimental gun in No. 3 position removed. Still active.

Sold on 06/29/72 to Southern Scrap Material Co., LTD., New Orleans for $67,000.00. Scrapped.

Sunk 08/22/42 in collision with CHEMUNG (AO-30) off Nova Scotia, at 42 deg 34 min N., 60 deg 05 min W.

Ex DDE, DD. Possible retentin as exhibit at the Armed Forces Museum of The Smithsonian Institute, cancelled. Sold 02/22/72 to Tai Kien Industry Co., LTD., San Chong City, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan for $103,500.00. Scrapped.

Sold 10/70 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, Oreg. For $85,333.33. Scrapped Fram II.

Sold 01/?/71 to Chou's Iron and Steel Co., Inc., Taiwan for $101,595.00. Scrapped Fram II.

Decommissioned 04/16/46 at San Diego.

Sold in 9/70 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, Oreg. For $85,333.33. Scrapped Fram 2.

Ex DDE. Memorialization cancelled. Sold 06/06/72 to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp., New York City for $87,212.54. Scrapped.

Sunk by U.S. Forces, on 10/06/43, during the Battle of Vella, Lavella, after having her bow blown for by Jap. DD torpedoes and being rammed by O'Bannon (DD-450).

Was to have been experimental. Construction cancelled 01/07/46.

Sunk 10/13/43, by submarine torpedo, Mediterranean area, at 37 deg 19 min N., 06 deg 19 min ?.

Ex DMS-19, DD-454. Transferred to Japan, on loan, on 10/20/54 as Asakaze (DD-181). Returned to USN 12/03/69. Transferred to Taiwan, as sale, on 08/06/70 for cannibalization to replace heavily damaged Hsieng Yang (DD-16) (Ex-Rodman DD-456). However, she was found to be in better material condition than ex-Rodman was and she was commissioned into National Chinese Service, as replacement for Rodman, as Hsing Yang (DD-16). Actiive.

Ex DMS-20, DD-455. Sold 11/22/72 to Southern Scrap Material Co., LTD., New Orleans, LA. For $71,000.00. Scrapped.

Ex DMS-21, DD-456. Transferred to Taiwan, as loan, on 07/?/55 as Hsieng Yang (DD-16). Ran aground on 05/22/70 Matsu Island in heavy weather, while returning from training operations. Avoiding fishing craft also helped to complicate navigation in heavy weather. After aground, Rodman was able to back off under her own power. Ship lost a shaft and a propeller as well as suffering severe bottom damage. Towed back to Taiwan. Rated as beyond repair. Replaced in Active Fleet by ex-Ellyson (DD-454) who took her Chinese name and number. Ex-Ellyson had originally been purchased for cannibalization to repair ex-Rodman. Rodman returned to USN on trust of China, Taiwan for $66,000.00. Scrapped.

Ex DMS-23, DD-458. Transferred to Japan, as loan, CN 10/19/54as Hatakaze (DD-182). Returned to USN 12/30/69. Transferred to Taiwan, as sale, on 08/06/70 for cannibalization and scrapping. Scrapped.

Sunk 11/13/42 by gunfire and surface torpedoes during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

Transferred to Italy, as grant aid, 01/?/51 as Artigilere (D-553). Lately employed as command ship of motor torpedo boat flotillas. Struck from the Italian Naval Vessel Register in 01/71 and scrapped.

Sunk by mine, on 06/06/44, during invasion of Normandy, at 49 deg 31 min N., 01 deg 12 min W.

Ex-DDE, DD. Sunk as target in explosive tests by David Taylor Model Basin on 02/20/68 in 400' of water at 24 deg 27 min N., 81 deg 34 min W.

Transferred to Turkey or Italy, cancelled. Sunk as target 06/17/70 by aircraft, at 39 deg 26 min N., 70 deg 23 min W.

Sunk 07/05/43, by submarine torpedo, Solomons Islands area, at 08 deg 05 min S., 157 deg 15 min E.

Ex-DDE, DD. Transferred to Italy, as sale, on 07/02/69 as Lanciere (D-560). Struck from Italian Naval Vessel Register on 01/?/71. cannibalized for spare parts to keep other Italian Fletchers going. Hulk to be eventually scrapped.

Sunk 02/01/43, by Dive Bombers, Solomon Islands Area, 09 deg 09 min S., 159 deg 52 min E.

Ran aground 02/06/68, just outside harbor entrance to Rhodes, Greece. Beyond salvage. Dismantled in place.

Ex-DDE, DD. Sunk as target, by naval gunfire, on 06/24/69 off Virginia Capes in 1290 fathoms at 37 deg 06.5 min N., 73 deg 52.2 min W.

Transferred to Brazil, as loan, on 06/05/59 as Para (D-27). Returned to USN 08/01/73 and retransferred to Brazil, as sale, on same date for further service.

Transferred to Brazil, as loan, on 12/15/59 as Paraiba (D-28). Returned to USN 08/01/73 and retransferred to Brazil, as sale, on the same date for further service.

Sunk as target 07/07/62 by aircraft and Naval gunfire off Cape Henry, VA.

Sold 11/27/73 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, Oreg. For $161,387.87. Scrapped.

Sold on 01/10/48 to Learner and Co., Oakland, Calif. Scrapped.

Sunk 04/16/45, by suicide plane, Okinawa area, at 27 deg 26 min N., 126 deg 59 min E.

Sold on 12/16/71 to Chou's Iron and Steel Co., LTD., Taipei, Taiwan for $130,940.00. Scrapped.

Sold 11/27/73 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $161,387.87.

Sold 04/02/70 to National Metal and Steel Co., Terminal Island, Calif. for $79,749.

Sold 02/11/47 to J.C. Berkwit and Co., New York for $16,570.00. Scrapped.

Was to have been experimental. Construction cancelled 01/07/46.

Sunk 04/07/43, by Horizontal Bombers, at Tulagi, Solomon Islands.

Transferred to Turkey, as grant aid, on 04/28/49 as GELIBOLU (D-346). Still active.

Sunk 10/12/42 by Naval gunfire off Savo Island, near Guadalcanal.

Transferred to Turkey, as grant aid, on 06/10/49 as GazianterR (D-344). Later reclassified D-348. Still active.

Transferred to Turkey, as grant aid, on 04/28/49 as Gemlik (D-347). Sunk as a target 11/01/82.

Transferred to Turkey, as grant aid, on 04/28/49 as GIRESUN (D-345). Still active.

Ex DMS-31, DD-489. Sold 10/27/69 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $42,333.33. Scrapped.

Ex DMS-32, DD-490. Sold 08/27/73 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $121,001.19. Scrapped.

Sold 11/22/72 to Luria Brothers and Co. Inc., Cleveland, Ohio for $73,000.00. Scrapped.

Sunk as target 29 deg 47.1 min N., 79 deg 52 min W.

Ex DMS-33, DD-493. Sold on 08/07/72 to American Ship Dismantlers Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $75,000.00. Scrapped.

Ex DMS-34, DD-494. Sold on 10/06/72 to Luria Bros. and Co., Inc., Cleveland, Ohio for $67,916.00. Scrapped.

Ex DMS-35, DD-495. Sold 10/06/70 to National Metal and Steel Corp., Terminal Island, Calif. for $81,729.19. Scrapped.

Ex DMS-36, DD-496. Sold 08/27/73 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $121,001.19. Scrapped.

Sunk as target 12/04/73 at 19 deg 40.4 min N., 65 deg 20.3 min W. by aircraft and Naval gunfire.

Sold on 12/15/71 to Chou's Iron and Steel Co., Taipei, Taiwan for $148,800.00. While under tandem tow to Kaoshiung, Taiwan for scrapping, with ex-SPROSTON (DD-577), PHILIP sunk on 02/02/72 at 18 deg 58 min N., 169 deg 41 min E. as a result of storm damage.

Sold 9/70 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $85,333.33. Scrapped.

Hull Number Ship Name Date Stricken (or Decomm) Reported Disposition Tin Can Sailors Update

Transferred to Germany, as loan, 07/?/59 as Z-2 (D-171). Still active.

Sold 01/02/74 to Southern Scrap Material Co. LTD., New Orleans, LA. for $139,377.60. Scrapped.

Was to have been an experimental 900 ton prototype DE. Construction cancelled 02/10/41. Reordered same day as DD-645.

Was to have been an experimental 900 ton prototype DE. Construction cancelled 02/10/41. Reordered same day as DD-646.

Was to have been an experimental 1100 ton prototype DE. Construction cancelled 02/10/41. Reordered same day as DD-647.

Was to have been an experimental 1100 ton prototype DE. Construction cancelled 02/10/41. Reordered same day as DD-648.

Ex DDE, DD. Sunk as target 06/26/70.

Ex DDE, DD. Sunk as target 03/20/70.

Transferred to Spain, as loan, on 07/01/59 as Almirante Valdes (D-23). Returned to USN on 10/01/72. Transferred to Spain, as sale, on 10/01/72 for further service.

Ex DDE, DD. Sunk as target 03/27/70.

Sold 01/02/74 to Southern Scrap Material Co. LTD., New Orleans, LA. for $139,377.60. Scrapped.

Capsized and sunk on 12/18/44, during a typhoon, East of Philippine Islands.

Conversion to DDE cancelled. Transferred to Germany, as loan, on 01/17/58 as Z-1 (D-170). Returned to USN 04/15/72, transferred to Germany, as sale, on 06/27/72 for cannibalization and scrapping. Hulk to be eventually scrapped.

Transferred to Germany, as loan, 10/?/59 as Z-3 (D-172). Still active.

Ex DDE, DD. Transferred to Italy, as sale, on 07/02/69 as FANTE (D-561). Still active.

Sunk 12/26/43, by dive bombers off Cape Gloucester, New Britain, at 05 deg 20 min S., 148 deg 25 min E.

GUISE (DD-72). Returned to USN on 01/15/?. Transferred to Peru, as loan, on 10/08/61 as 74 and retransferred to Peru, as sale, on the same date. Still active.

Transferred to Taiwan, as grant aid, on 06/01/67 as AN YANG (DD-18). Still active.

Sunk 05/04/45, by suicide plane, at 26 deg 43 min N., 127 deg 14 min E.

Construction cancelled 12/16/40. Reordered as Benson Class DD.

Construction cancelled 12/16/40. Reordered as Benson Class DD.

Construction cancelled 12/16/40. Reordered as Benson Class DD.

Sunk 11/01/44, by suicide plane, Leyte Gulf, P.I., at 10 deg 47 min N., 125 deg 22 min E.

Rammed by Collett (DD-730) on 07/19/60, off Long Beach, Calif. while enroute to San Diego for decommissioning. Beyond economical repair. Sold 03/21/61 to National Metal and Steel Corp., Terminal Island, Calif. for $61,166.66. Scrapped.

Transferred to Taiwan, as sale, on 10/06/71 as CHING YANG (DD-9). Still active.

Sunk 04/06/45, by suicide plane, at 27 deg 16 min N., 127 deg 48 min E.

Transferred to Argentina, as loan, on 08/1/61 as BROWN (D-20). Still active.

Sunk 10/25/44, by Naval gunfire, at 11 deg 46 min N., 126 deg 33 min E., in Leyte Gulf, off of Samar.

Sold 01/02/74 to Southern Scrap Material Co. LTD., New Orleans, LA. for $139,377.60. Scrapped.

Sold 11/27/73 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $151,387.87. Scrapped.

Sold 11/27/72 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $151,387.87. Scrapped.

Sunk as target 05/?/66 off southern Calif. By Tawasa (ATF-92).

Transferred to Taiwan, as sale, on 08/16/71 as KWEI YANG (DD-8). Still active.

Transferred tp Taiwan, as grant aid, on 06/10/68 as KUN YANG (DD-19). Still active.

Construction cancelled 12/16/40. Reordered as Benson Class DD.

Construction cancelled 12/16/40. Reordered as Benson Class DD.

Transferred to Turkey, as sale, on 10/01/69 as Iskenderun (D-343). Still active.

Transferred to Greece, as loan, on 09/?/62 as Thyella (D-28). Still active.

Transferred to Greece, as loan, on 09/?/62 as Navapinon (D-63). Still active.

Transferred to Argentina, as sale, on 08/17/71 as Almirante Storn (D-24). Still active.

Construction cancelled 12/16/40. Reordered as Benson Class DD.

Construction cancelled 12/16/40. Reordered as Benson Class DD.

Transferred to Spain, as loan, 05/15/57 as Lepanto (D-21). Returned to USN 10/01/72. Transferred to Spain, as sale, on 10/01/72 for further service.

Transferred to Spain, as loan, 05/15/57 as Almirante Ferrandiz (D-22). Returned to USN on 10/01/72. Transferred to Spain, as sale, on 10/01/72 for further service.

Sold on 02/11/47 to J.C. Beckwit. Scrapped.

Sold 08/27/73 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $121,001.19. Scrapped.

Transferred to Brazil, as loan, on 07/20/61 as PERNAMBUCO (D-30). Returned to USN 08/01/73 and retransferred to Brazil, as sale, on the same date for further service.

Sunk 10/25/44, by Naval gunfire, at 11 deg 40 min N., 126 deg 20 min E., off Samar, Philippines.

Sold 12/03/73 to American Ship Dismantlers Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $167,689.88. Scrapped.

Ran aground 05/18/45 on a coral reef, south of Naha Airfield, Okinawa. While ARIKARA (ATF-98) was attempting to pull the DD off, the DD was hit by fire from enemy shore batteries. Severely damaged, she was destroyed by gunfire and torpedoes later that day.

Sunk 05/03/45, by suicide plane.

Transferred to Italy, as sale, on 01/10/70 as Geniere (D0564). Still active.

Sunk as target 04/13/82 Lat. 21-21N, Long. 62-15W

Sold 01/10/66 for $73,698.99 to Portsmouth Salvage Co., Portsmouth, VA. Scrapped.

Transferred to Greece, as loan, on 08/?/69 as SFENDONI (D-85). Still active.

Transferred to Germany, as loan, on 04/12/60 as Z-6 (D-180). Returned to USN on 12/15/67 and sold to Germany on the same date for cannibalization and scrapping.

Transferred to Germany, as loan, on 12/15/59 as Z-4 (D-178). Still active.

Transferred to Germany, as loan, on 02/17/60 as Z-5 (D-179). Still active.

Transferred to Mexico, as sale, on 08/19/70 as CUATHEMOC (F-1). Still active.

Transferred to Mexico, as sale on 5/1/68 as CUITLAHUAC (F-2). Retired by Mexican Navy 7/16/2002.

Sold 01/02/74 to Southern Scrap Material Co. LTD., New Orleans, LA. for $139,377.60. Scrapped.

Ex DDE, DD. Sold 08/16/66 to Boston Metals Co. , Baltimore, MD. for $88,666.66. Scrapped.

Ex DDE, DD. Sold 12/15/71 to Chou's Iron and Steel Co., Taipei, Taiwan for $148,000.00. Scrapped Kaoshiung, Taiwan.

Sunk 06/10/45, by suicide plane off Okinawa, at 27 deg 06 min N., 127 deg 38 min E.

Sunk as target on 04/16/70 by Naval gunfire in 978 fathoms at 37 deg 18 min N., 73 deg 59 min W.

Transferred to Greece, as loan, on 06/16/59 as VELOS (D-16). Still active.

Transferred to Greece, as loan, on 10/?/59 as ASPIS (D-06). Still active.

Transferred to Greece, as loan, on 02/09/60 as Lonchi (D-56).

Sunk 03/26/45, by a mine, off Okinawa at 26 deg 10 min N., 127deg 30 min E.

Sold 04/02/70 to National Metal and Steel Co., Terminal Island, Calif. for $72,780.00. Scrapped.

Sold 04/02/70 to National Metal and Steel Co., Terminal Island, Calif. for $72,780.00. Scrapped.

Sunk 06/16/45 by aircraft torpedo, off Okinawa, at 26 deg 08 min N., 137deg 35 min E.

Sunk as target 03/08/62 by torpedoes off of San Diego, Calif.

Hulk employed as static target (1963-present). Based at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. Replaced Barr (APD-39) as target.

Sold 12/03/73 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $171,111.91. Scrapped.

Sold on 06/06/72 to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp., New York City for $87,212.54. Scrapped.

Transferred to Brazil, as sale, on 07/01/72 as Maranhao (D-33). Still active.

Sold 04/02/70 to National Metal and Steel Co., Terminal Island, Calif. for $72,780.00. Scrapped.

Sold 03/16/73 to Luria Bros. and Co. Inc., Cleveland, Ohio for $91,833.50. Scrapped.

Sunk 11/13/42 by torpedoes from Japanese ship, off Guadalcanal, during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, at 27 deg 10 min N., 127 deg 58 min E.

Hull Number Ship Name Date Stricken (or Decomm) Reported Disposition Tin Can Sailors Update
USS Daly 02/01/74 Decommissioned 5/2/60. Stricken 12/1/74. Sold to North American Smelting Corp., Wilmington, DE.
USS Miller Renamed "USS James Miller" on 8/5/71 so as not to be confused with DE-1091. Stricken 12/1/74. Sold 7/29/74 to Union Metals & Iron Company, New York.
USS The Sullivans Decommissioned in 1965. Stricken 12/1/74. On display at Buffalo Naval Park, Buffalo, New York, since 1977.
USS Stoddard Stricken 06/01/75. Expended as target 07/22/97. 22'47' 39.2'N, 160 36'41.0'W Time of sinking 17:17 PM off the island of Kauai,Hawaii, in 2250 fathoms of water.

Sold 05/08/72 to Andy Equipment, Inc., Houston, Tex. for $71,666.00. Scrapped.

Sold on 10/06/72 to Luria Bros. and Co. Inc., Cleveland, Ohio for $67,916.00. Scrapped.

Sold 05/25/73 to Southern Scrap Material Co. LTD., New Orleans, LA. for $93,888.88. Scrapped.

Sold 11/04/66 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD for $85,000.00. Scrapped.

Sold 05/25/73 to Southern Scrap Material Co. LTD., New Orleans, LA. for $93,888.88. Scrapped.

Sold on 10/06/72 to Luria Bros. and Co. Inc., Cleveland, Ohio for $67,916.00. Scrapped.

Sunk as target 03/23/72 at 30 deg 30 min N., 76 deg 30 min W. by aircraft and Naval gunfire.

Sunk as target 06/28/72 at 1627Z at position 36 deg 05 min N., 74 deg 43 min W. in 1580 fathoms by gunfire, missiles and aircraft.

Sunk as target 03/20/69 at 30 deg 14 min N., 79 deg 51 min W., in 355 fathoms of water.

Sunk as target 03/02/68, in explosive tests off Florida at Lat 24.27.6 N Long 81.36.25 W, by David Taylor Model Basin.

Sold Andy Intl., Brownsville, Tex. on 06/12/74 for $150,999.00. Scrapped.

Sold on 05/08/72 to Southern Scrap Materials Co., LTD., New Orleans, LA. for $59,000.00. Scrapped.

Sold 03/16/73 to Luria Bros. and Co. Inc., Cleveland, Ohio for $91,833.50. Scrapped.

Ex DMS-37, DD-618. Sold 08/27/73 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $121,001.19. Scrapped.

Sold 05/25/73 to Southern Scrap Material Co. LTD., New Orleans, LA. For $93,888.88. Scrapped.

Sunk 06/08/44, by a mine, in Normandy area, at 50 deg 32 min N., 01 deg 12 min W.

Ex DMS-27, DD-621. Sold 05/25/73 to Southern Scrap Material Co. LTD., New Orleans, LA. for $98,888.88. Scrapped.

Sunk 07/10/43, by Dive Bomber, during Sicily Landings, at 36 deg 52 min N., 13 deg 56 min E.

Sold 06/09/69 to Union Minerals and Alloy Corp., New York for $92,768.35. Scrapped.

Ran aground on Montauk Point, Long Island on 04/16/61 after parting her tow in heavy seas. Pulled off on 06/04/61. Grounding had extensively damaged the hull and on 06/06/61, she was scuttled in 200 fathoms of water, seaward from the spot where she had run aground.

Sold 05/08/72 to Southern Scrap Material Co., LTD., New Orleans, LA. For $69,000.00. Scrapped.

Ex DMS-38, DD-627. Sold on 08/07/72 to American Ship Dismantlers Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $92,768.35. Scrapped.

Sold 06/09/69 to Union Minerals and Alloy Corp., New York for $92,768.35. Scrapped.

Transferred to Argentina, as sale, on 08/17/71 as Almirante Domecq Garcia (D-24). Still active.

Transferred to Korea, as loan, on 05/01/63 as Chung Mu (DD-91). Still active.

Ex DMS-39, DD-632. Sold on 02/22/72 to Tai Kien Industry Co., LTD., San Chong City, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan for $103,500.00. Scrapped.

Ex DMS-40, DD-633. Sunk as target 10/27/67 off Southern Calif. Lat 32-25 N., Long 118-07.3 W.

Ex DMS-41, DD-634. Sold 08/27/73 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $121,001.19. Scrapped.

Ex DMS-42. DD-635. Sold 09/09/70 to National Metal and Steel Co., Terminal Island, Calif. for $81,729.19. Scrapped.

Ex DMS-30, DD-637. Sunk as target. 03/73

Sold 09/28/47 to National Metals and Steel Corp., Terminal Island, Calif. for $17,898.00. Scrapped.

Sunk 11/06/43, by aircraft torpedo, off Northwest Africa, at 37 deg 10 min N., 06 deg 00 min E.

Sold 05/08/72 to Southern Scrap Material CO., LTD., New Orleans, LA. for $67,000.00. Scrapped.

Transferred to Columbia, as loan, on 01/23/61 as Antioquia (DD-01). Still active, but barely.

Transferred to Argentina, as loan, on 08/7/61 as Rosales (D-22). Still active.

Sold 4/70 to Portsmouth Salvage Co., Portsmouth, VA. for $91,360.00. Scrapped.

Sold 05/25/73 to Southern Scrap Material Co. LTD., New Orleans, LA. for $103,888.88. Scrapped.

Sunk 01/03/44, by Internal Explosion, Ambrose Channel, New York Harbor.

Sold 05/30/72 to Levin Metals Corp., San Jose, Calif. for $83,336.00. Scrapped.

Transferred to Turkey, as sale, on 10/01/69 as IZMIT (D-342).

Non-Fram. Replaced ex-Walter X. Young (APD-131) as target ship at the Pacific Missile Range, Point Mugu.

Transferred to Chile, as sale, for cannibalization and scrapping cancelled. Sold 08/27/73 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $121,001.1. Scrapped.

Transferred to Turkey, as loan, on 02/28/67 as IZMIR (D-341). Returned to USN on 02/15/73 and retransferred to Turkey, as sale, on 02/15/73 for further service. Still active, but to be decommissioned for cannibalization and scrapping in late 1973.

Transferred to Chile 05/10/74. Scrapped.

Sunk as target 12/18/66 by aircraft off Southern Calif. Lat 32-21N, Long 118-15 W.

Sold 12/03/73 to American Ship Dismantlers Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $172,223.22. Scrapped.

Sold 05/30/72 to Levin Metals Corp., San Jose, Calif. for $91,336.00. Scrapped.

Transferred to Japan, as loan, on 03/10/59 as Ariake (DD-183. Returned to USN 3/74 at Yokosuka.

Transferred to Japan, as loan, on 03/10/59 as Yugure (DD-184). Returned to USN 3/74 at Yokosuka.

Sold 02/17/71 to Chou's Iron and Steel Co. Inc., Taiwan for $101,595.00. Scrapped.

Sold 01/02/74 to Southern Scrap Material Co. LTD., New Orleans, LA. for $139,377.60. Scrapped.

Transferred to Turkey, as loan, on 01/14/67 as ISTANBUL (D-340). Returned to USN 02/19/73 and retransferred to Turkey, as sale, on 02/15/73 for further service. Still active, but to be decommissioned for scrapping in late 1973.

Transferred to Argentina, as loan, on 08/14/61 as Espora (D-21). Still active.

Transferred to Korea, as loan, on 11/15/68 as Pusan (DD-93). Still active.

Transferred to Brazil, as loan, on 08/02/67 as Piaui (D-31). Returned to USN 03/15/73 and retransferred to Brazil, as sale, on 04/11/73 for cannibalization and scrapping.

Sold 07/?/70 to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, Oreg., for $80,596.66. Scrapped.

Sold 01/04/66 to National Metal and Steel Co., Terminal Island, Calif. for $58,876.24. Scrapped.

Transferred to Spain, as loan, on 11/30/60 as Jorge Juan (D-25). Returned to USN 10/01/72. Transferred to Spain, as sale, on 10/01/72 for further service.

Sunk as target 02/11/72 at 04302 at 32 deg 53 min 52 min N., 118 deg 33 min 55 min W. in 400 ft. of water as a result of damage inflicted by Walleye missile on 02/09/72.

Sold 12/16/71 to Chou's Iron and Steel Co. Inc., LTD., Taipei, Taiwan for $129,450.00. Scrapped.

Transferred to Korea, as grant aid, on 04/27/68, as SEOUL (DD-92). Still active.

Last active Fletcher Class DD. Sold to Zidell Explorations, Portland, Oreg., on 04/09/74 for $183,883.00. Scrapped.

Transferred to Chile, as loan, on 07/?/62 as Blanco Encalada(DD-14). Still active.

Sold 12/03/73 to American Ship Dismantlers Inc., Portland, Oreg. for $168,889.91. Scrapped.

Sold 12/16/71 to Chou's Iron and Steel Co. LTD., Taipei, Taiwan for $130,940.00. Scrapped.

FRAM II. Orig. scheduled to strike 07/02/73. Chg. as indicated. Memorial/Sea 07/02/73. Chg. as indicated. Memorialization cancelled. Scrapped.

Fram II. Scheduled to be relieved as NRT Brooklyn, on 07/01/72 by Furse (DD-882) because of machinery problems. Cancelled 05/10/72 when problems fixed and retained in active fleet until struck. Sold Brownsville Steel 10/74.

Transferred to Greece, as sale, on 07/16/71 as Miaoulis (D-211). Still active.

Sunk 12/03/44 by torpedo, Ormoc Bay, Philippine Islands, at 10 deg 54 min N., 124 deg 36 min E.

Transferred to Taiwan, as sale, on 08/11/70 as HUEYANG (DD-6). Still active.

Fram II. Orig. scheduled to strike 10/31/73. Chg. To 11/30/73. Chg. again as indicated. Transferred to Chile, as sale, on 01/08/74.

Fram II. Orig. scheduled to strike 09/01/73. Chg. as indicated. Scrapped.

Fram II. Orig. scheduled to strike 10/31/73. Chg. as indicated. Transferred to Columbia, as sale, on 10/30/73 as SANTANDER (D-03). Still active.


USS Dahlgren (DDG 43)

USS DAHLGREN was the 7 th ship in the FARRAGUT - class of guided missile destroyers and the third ship in the Navy to bear the name. Commissioned as DLG 12 (guided missile frigate), the DAHLGREN was reclassified a guided missile destroyer on July 1, 1975., getting the new hull number DDG 43.
Decommissioned on July 31, 1992 and stricken from the Navy list on November 20, 1992, the DAHLGREN was sold for scrapping on February 10, 1999.

Hull Number Ship Name Date Stricken (or Decomm) Reported Disposition Tin Can Sailors Update
Sold 1/14/73 to J. L. Southard Trucking, Whippany, NJ, for $170,000. Resold 6/12/75 to Boston Metals, Baltimore, MD., for $160,667.67.
Bridge structure from the Knapp is now an exhibit in the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, OR.
USS Kidd Operated since 4/26/82 by the Louisiana War Memorial Commission as a memorial ship, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
General Characteristics: Awarded: July 23, 1956
Keel laid: March 1, 1958
Launched: March 16, 1960
Commissioned: April 8, 1961
Decommissioned: July 31, 1992
Builder: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Penn.
Propulsion system: 4 - 1200 psi boilers 2 geared turbines
Propellers: two
Length: 512.5 feet (156.2 meters)
Beam: 52 feet (15.9 meters)
Draft: 25 feet (7.6 meters)
Displacement: approx. 5,800 tons
Speed: 33 knots
Aircraft: none
Armament: one Mk 42 5-inch/54 caliber gun, Mk 46 torpedoes from two Mk-32 triple mounts, one Mk 16 ASROC Missile Launcher, one Mk 10 Mod.0 Missile Launcher for Standard (MR) Missiles, two Mk 141 Harpoon missile launchers
Crew: 21 officers and 356 enlisted

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS DAHLGREN. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

USS DAHLGREN Cruise Books:

Accidents aboard USS DAHLGREN:

John Adolphus Dahlgren, born 13 November 1809 in Philadelphia, Pa., was appointed a midshipman 1 February 1826, and early became interested in the problems of ordnance. He developed the famous Dahlgren gun, perfected howitzers for use afloat and ashore, organized the Naval Gun Factory, and wrote several significant books on ordnance. From the outbreak of the Civil War until July 1862 he served as Commandant of the Washington Navy Yard where President Lincoln often conferred with him. He then became Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance and on 7 February 1863 was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral. In command of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (7 July 1863 - 17 June 1866), he participated in the bombardment of Fort Wagner and cooperated with Sherman in the capture of Savannah and Charleston. After a tour of duty in command of the South Pacific Squadron (1866 - 1868), he returned to Washington again as Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance. Rear Admiral Dahlgren resigned this job a year later to return to the comm and of the Navy Yard and Gun Factory. He died in Washington 12 July 1870.


Design [ edit | edit source ]

As built, the Tucker class ships were 315 feet 3 inches (96.09 m) in length (overall), were between 29 feet 9 inches (9.07 m) and 30 feet 6 inches (9.30 m) abeam, and had a median draft of 9 feet 4 inches (2.84 m). The hull shape featured the distinctive high forecastle typical of U.S. destroyer classes since the 1908–09 Smith class, the first destroyers designed to be truly ocean-going vessels. Ε] The ships displaced between 1,060 and 1,150 long tons (1,080 and 1,170 t) with a median of 1,060 long tons (1,080 t). ΐ]

The ships were equipped with two propeller shafts and two Curtis steam turbines fed by four Yarrow boilers, providing a minimum of 17,000 shaft horsepower (13,000 kW) to achieve the design speed of 29.5 knots (54.6 km/h). Ζ] For all of the ships except Wadsworth, the pair of main turbines was supplemented with a cruising turbine geared to one of the shafts. Ζ] Wadsworth had no cruising turbines, but instead had her twin turbines geared directly to the propeller shafts—the first American destroyer so outfitted. Δ] She served as a testbed, Δ] and had a considerable effect on U.S. destroyer design after her trials in July 1915. Δ] Ζ]

The main battery of the Tucker class consisted of four 4-inch (100 mm)/50 Mark 9 guns, Ζ] Η] [Note 3] with each gun weighing in excess of 6,100 pounds (2,800 kg). Η] The guns fired 33-pound (15 kg) armor-piercing projectiles at 2,900 feet per second (880 m/s). At an elevation of 20°, the guns had a range of 15,920 yards (14,560 m). Η]

The Tucker class was also equipped with four twin 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes, for a total load of eight torpedoes. Although the General Board had called for two anti-aircraft guns for the Tucker class, they were not originally outfitted with the weapons the Sampson class was the first American destroyer class so armed. Β] Likewise, there is no record of any of the Tucker ships being outfitted with mine-laying apparatus. During World War I, most American destroyers were used in anti-submarine warfare roles, and were equipped with depth charges and delivery systems, such as Y-guns and depth charge racks. Ε] Tucker-class ships were equipped with depth charges during the war, ⎖] but no specific mentions of the types of depth charges used or delivery system are recorded in available sources. ΐ] Ζ]

Tucker (left) and Cassin, the lead ships of their respective classes, show the design similarities between the Cassin and Tucker classes.

Comparisons with other "thousand tonners" [ edit | edit source ]

The "thousand tonners" were the 26 United States Navy destroyers of five classes—Cassin, Aylwin, O'Brien, Tucker, and Sampson—so named because they were the first U.S. Navy destroyers to have displacements greater than 1,000 long tons. ⎗] [Note 4] The Cassin class, the first of the thousand tonners, displaced about a third more than the preceding Paulding class. ⎗] The introduction of the thousand tonners led to the Pauldings and other older, smaller displacement destroyers of previous classes to be dismissively called "flivvers", Ε] a nickname also commonly applied to the Ford Model T. ⎘] [Note 5]

The Tucker class was the fourth of the five classes of "thousand tonners". The earlier Cassin- (DD-43 to DD-46), Aylwin- (DD-47 to DD-50) and O'Brien-class (DD-51 to DD-56) ships were about 10 feet (3.0 m) shorter than the Tucker ships and had a lower displacement, between 40 and 80 long tons (41 and 81 t) less than the median displacement of the Tuckers the later Sampson-class (DD-63 to DD-68) ships were the same length and displaced 10 long tons (10 t) more. All five classes were armed with four 4-inch (102 mm) guns, but the torpedo size and complement varied. All were equipped with four twin torpedo tubes loaded with eight torpedoes except for the Sampsons (which had four triple tubes carrying twelve torpedoes), but the Cassin and Aylwin classes were armed with 18-inch (457 mm) torpedoes the rest with 21-inch (533 mm) torpedoes. The Sampsons were the only group originally equipped with anti-aircraft guns, a pair of 1-pounder (0.45 kg) guns with a caliber of 37 mm (1.46 in). ⎗]


Charlestown

Rosie the Riveter is a salute to the thousands of women who worked at jobs vacated by men who were fighting in World War II.

/>Rear Admiral Grace Hopper joined the WAVES in 1930. She worked on the missile system for the USS Cassin Young. She retired from the Navy in 1986. Her retirement ceremony was aboard the USS Constitution.

/>Florence I. Johnson was brought up in Charlestown. She joined the WAVES and served at Charlestown Navy Yard and Washington D.C. She became a Gold Start Mother when her son was killed during the Vietnam War. She was active in numerous veteran organizations and community projects.

Site 2: 22 Monument Square Helen S. Rush and Mary Sherkanowski ran a boardinghouse here. It was called Monument Square House. They wrote about their experiences in a book, Rooms To Let.
25 Monument Square Alice Kent Robertson Quimby was the daughter of William H. Kent, a mayor of Charlestown. She performed at charitable events reading literary pieces. Her interpretations were favorably recognized.

Site 3: Bunker Hill Monument

Lucy Lew Dalton lived on Bunker Hill Street in the late 1830s. She opposed inequality and discrimination in public schools and helped improve the quality of education at the Abiel Smith School. She was committed to helping the African American community of Boston.

/>Sarah Josepha Hale’s attention to the unfinished Bunker Hill Monument resulted in its completion. She was the editor of Godey’s Ladies’ Book, wrote “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” and convinced President Lincoln to establish Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday.

Women of the Monument with their needlework and artistic creations, helped raise funds for the completion of the Monument during a week-long fair held at Faneuil Hall.

Site 4: 43 Monument Square/Bunker Hill Museum Miss Jane Edwards and Miss Helen Wise established a card catalog system to ready the first 1200 books for circulation when Charlestown opened its first public library in 1860.

Miss Charlotte Harris donated ten thousand dollars to the Charlestown Library. She also donated chimes of bells to the First Parish Church of Charlestown. She was a descendent of the Devens and Harris families of Charlestown.

Site 5: 56 High Street Ellen Augusta Brown Ranlett selected readings for the “For To-Day” column of the Boston Transcript. She was a warm and welcoming hostess.

Site 6: 59 High Street Mary Colbert helped found the annual Doll Carriage Parade. She was a political activist for more than four decades. The Mary Colbert Apartments in the old Harvard Elementary School on Devens Street are named for her.

Site 7: 73 High Street/MGH Clinic />Margaret Jones was an herbalist and a midwife. She was accused of witchcraft and was tried, found guilty, and hanged. She was the first person in Massachusetts Bay Colony to be executed for witchcraft.

Harriet Kezia Hunt was the first woman to practice medicine in the United States. She formed the Ladies Physiological Society in 1853. She spent many years lecturing on the abolition of slavery as well as women’s rights.

Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first African American woman to earn a degree from the New England Female Medical College. When she lived in Charlestown, she worked as a nurse. After the Civil War, she and her husband moved to Richmond, Virginia to help the freed slaves. Later they returned to Boston.

Site 8: 105 Bartlett Street />Alice May Bates Rice was the daughter of musical parents. She became a major soprano for several opera companies in New England and Canada.

Site 9: 327 Main Street />Charlotte Cushman lived here as a young girl. She went to school and received her first elocution lessons in Charlestown. She became a renowned actress of the 19th century. She played both male and female roles.

Site 10: Main and Salem Streets />Elizabeth McLean Smith was an instructor at the School of the MFA in Boston from 1940 to 1953. She was a sculptor, president of the New England Sculptors’ Association and a member of the National Sculpture Society.

Site 11: 30 Union Street The Charlestown Female Seminary educated only females. The students studied many subjects. The school was set up by the First Baptist Church of Charlestown. Some of the graduates of the school were:
Sophia B. Packard, educator
Mary Hayden Pike, author
Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe, author
Ellen Harrington, painter
Mary Livermore, women’s suffrage movement

/>Martha Whiting was a pioneer of female education in America. She was the first headmistress of the Charlestown Female Seminary. She worked with the First Baptist Church and did missionary work among the poor Irish immigrants of Charlestown. She wrote of her work in her religious journal.

Site 12: Thompson and Main Streets Sarah Colby moved from Maine to Charlestown with the help of the First Baptist Church when her husband lost his fortune during the War of 1812. She ran a successful millinery shop in the room she rented from Timothy Thompson. Her son, Gardner, became a successful Baptist preacher and a benefactor of Colby College.

Site 13: 108 Main Street Julia Harrington Duff taught in Charlestown for 14 years before her marriage to Dr. John Duff. She was the first Irish-American woman elected to the Boston School Committee. She supported school sports for girls and she championed the cause of the Irish-American women who wanted to be Boston Public School teachers.

Site 14: 81 1/2 Warren Street Laurette Murdock was an editor for Houghton Mifflin Company for 21 years until her retirement in 1965. She was one of the pioneers in the restoration of historic Charlestown houses. Murdock was an artist and a gardener, involved in many community organizations. She was the author of Someone is Talking About Hortense.

Site 15: 34 Winthrop Street />Mary Boyle O’Reilly was the eldest daughter of John Boyle O’Reilly, Irish Nationalist and poet. She belonged to many philanthropic organizations. She also served on the board of directors for the Women’s Educational Union. She was imprisoned by the Germans during World War I. After the war, she participated in a number of public speaking engagements sharing her war experience.

/>Agnes Smiley O’Reilly Hocking was the third daughter of John Boyle O’Reilly. In 1915, she and a group of Cambridge families started an open-air school. Classes were first held on the “back porch” of the Hockings’ house on Quincy Street in Cambridge. The school enrollment quickly outgrew the space. They moved to Shady Hill Square and named the school after its location. The Shady Hill School is now located near Harvard Square.

Site 16: 34 Main Street />Mary Gee Chin arrived in Charlestown in 1932 as a result of an arranged marriage. She and her husband ran a laundry. When her husband died, she was left with nine children. She worked long hours remaining independent and resourceful. Chin instilled the value of education in her children and all graduated from college.

Site 17: City Square Squaw Sachem “Queene of Mistik” was the ruler of the Massachuset Federation of Tribes. Her territory extended from Charlestown to Concord and up to Marblehead. She was the most important ruler of her era.

/>Mary Winslow Long became the owner of the Three Cranes Tavern when her husband died in 1683. Under her ownership, the tavern prospered. She was able to buy several lots of desirable land in the town. Many years after her death, the Three Cranes Tavern burnt to the ground on June 17, 1775.

Elizabeth Foster Vergoose was born in Charlestown. Sources say that she married Isaac Vergoose and together they raised 16 to 20 children, some from his first marriage. Her son-in-law, Thomas, published a book of the many rhymes and verses she sang to her children and grandchildren. They became known as “Mother Goose Rhymes.”

Grace Hall Parker and her husband, Isaac, produced Charlestown Ware. After his sudden death, she took over the business and became a master potter. She was successful in petitioning the General Court to allow her to keep the monopoly on stoneware production that her late husband had. Parker balanced running a business and raising her family of eleven children until her death.

/>Judge Mary Murphy Brennan grew up in Charlestown and attended Boston schools. Her parents were Irish immigrants. She joined the U.S. Navy and served as a lieutenant during World War II. After attending Boston College Law School and passing the Massachusetts Bar Exam, she began her law career. In 1980, Judge Brennan was appointed as the first woman Presiding Justice of the Charlestown District Court.

/>Judge Lillian D’Ambrosio was the daughter of Italian immigrants. She graduated from Boston University and earned a law degree from Boston University School of Law. She was appointed as Commissioner of the Industrial Accident Board. She was elected the first woman president of the Justinian Law Society of Massachusetts. Judge D’Ambrosio was the Chief Justice of the Chelsea District Court for fifteen years prior to her retirement.


USS Cassin (DD-43) and USS Tucker (DD-57), Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston - History

Tucker (Destroyer No. 67: dp. 1,205 1. 310' b. 29'10" dr. 10'4

" s. 29.60 k. cpl. 89 a. 4 4", 4 21" tt. cl.Tucker) The first Tucker (Destroyer No. 67) was laid down on 9 November 1914 at the Fore River Shipbuilding Company, Quincy, Mass., launched on 4 May 1916 sponsored by Mrs. William Garty, the great, great, granddaughter of Capt. Samuel Tucker, and commissioned on 11 April 1916, Lt. (jg.) Frank Slingluff, Jr., in temporary command until Lt. Comdr. Benysurd B. Wygant assumed command 13 days later. Following commissioning, Tucker commenced trials off the east coast before reporting to Division 8, Destroyer force, United States Atlantic Fleet. While World War I raged in Europe, Tucker and units of the Fleet conducted exercises and maneuvers in southern and Cuban waters into the spring of 1917. Steaming independently in the West Indies, she received word of the United States' declaration of war on the Central Powers on 6 April 1917. Upon this notification of the commencement of hostilities, Tucker soon joined the Fleet at its anchorage in the York River before being ordered to proceed to the Boston Navy Yard, Mass., for fitting-out for war. The immediate and pressing need for escort ships led to the deployment of American destroyers to Queenstown, Northern Ireland, commencing with the departure of sex ships on 24 April under Comdr. J. EL. Taussig. Later, Tucker, in company with Rowan (Destroyer No. 64), Ca$sin (Destroyer No. 43), Ericsson (Destroyer No. 56), Winelow (Destroyer No. 63), and Jacob Jones (Destroyer No. 61) set out from Boston on 7 May as the second contingent of United States ships designated to operate in conjunction with British surface forces patrolling off the Irish coast. Arriving on 17 May, Tucker and her sister ships soon commenced wartime operations. On 12 June, she rescued 47 survivors from the stricken merchantman SS Poluxena, on 1 August, she saved 39 men from the torpedoed SS Karina. For the remainder of 1917 and into the late spring of 1918, Tucker operated out of Queenstown, hunting German submarines, escorting and convoying ships through the submarine-infested war zones, and providing assistance to ships in distress. By the early summer of 1918, as American forces poured into the war on the Western Front and swelled in numbers on the continent of Europe, the need for escorts to convoy the ships that bore the men and material grew apace. Thus, American destroyers were progressively transferred to the eastern Atlantic to augment the escort forces already operating in that war zone. In June 1918, Tucker joined the escorts working out of Brest, France. On 1 August, while steaming out to meet an inbound convoy, she received word that the group's escort, the French cruiser Dupetit-Thnoare had been torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine. The American destroyer soon arrived on the scene and helped to save the survivors of the stricken French warship from the waters of the Bay of Biscay. Tucker's efforts, and those of the five other American destroyers who were also Present, were rewarded by a commendation from the Prefet Maritime, on behalf of the French Ministry of Marine. While taking part in the campaign to eradicate the German submarine menace preying upon Allied shipping, Tucker obtained her share of the submarine hunting the day after assisting in the rescue of DupetitThnoare' crew, on 8 August. Sighting a U-boat, Tucker sped to the attack, dropping depth bombs on the undersea enemy. The British Admiralty gave credit to Tucker for a "possibly sunk" as a result of the attack. As antisubmarine warfare was in its infancy, however attempts to verify the "kill" proved to be inconclusive. On 11 November 1918, the armistice was signed, and hostilities ceased along the war-torn Western Front. As American forces withdrew from Europe and headed home to the United States, Tucker carried passengers and mail between French and British ports. Departing from Brest for the last time on 16 December 1918, she headed for Boston, Mass., and a period of repairs in the navy yard. In July 1919, she departed Boston and cruised along the coastlines of Massachusetts and Maine, engaged in recruiting duty. In October 1919, she was placed in reserve in Philadelphia, Pa., where she remained until placed out of commission on 16 May 1921. On 17 July 1920, Tucker was designated DD-57. The prohibition of liquor, instituted by law on 17 January 1920, soon resulted in widespread and blatant smuggling of alcoholic beverages along the coastlines of the United States. The Treasury Department discovered that the Coast Guard simply did not have the ships to constitute a successful patrol. To cope with the problem, President Calvin Coolidge authorized the transfer, in 1924, of 20 old destroyers, then in reserve and out of commission, from the Navy to the Coast Guard. On 25 March 1926, Tucker was activated and acquired by the Coast Guard, part of a second group of five to augment the original 20. Designated CG-23, she joined the "rum patrol" and chased rum runners, aiding in the attempt to enforce prohibition lawa. On 4 April 1933, the greatest disaster which aeronautics had experienced up to that time occurred off the New Jersey coast. The airship Akron (ZRS

4) crashed in a storm and carried 73 men to their deaths, including Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. Tucker received word of the crash and sped to the scene. Upon arrival, she found that German motorship Phoebus had pulled four men from the sea-one of whom died shortly after being rescued. The survivors were transferred to Tucker and were disembarked at the New York Navy Yard. After Congress had passed the 21st Amendment to the Constitution to end prohibition, Tucker was returned to the Navy on 30 June 1933. Her name was cancelled on 1 November 1933 to free the name Tucker for DD-374, and, thereafter, the old destroyer was known by her hull designation DD


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USS Cassin (DD-43) and USS Tucker (DD-57), Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston - History

USS ABBOT (DD-629)
Hampton Inn
West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
September 5-9, 2018
Chaired by: Ted Karras
Attendance: 94 total/42 shipmates
Highlights: Click here for proclamation.

USS AGERHOLM (DD-826)
Best Western
Branson, Missouri
September 28-October 1, 2017
Chaired by: Donovan Baldwin
Attendance: 55 total/23 shipmates
Highlights: Good times had with old friends. A lot of same old sea stories but they get bigger and better with age.

USS ALFRED A. CUNNINGHAM (DD-752)
DoubleTree by Hilton
St. Augustine, Florida
October 6-9, 2019
Chaired by: Gerry Riskey
Attendance: 21 total/12 shipmates
Highlights: Narrated tours of St. Augustine, Colonial Quarter, Castillo de San Marcos, Old Jail Museum, Old Store Museum, Historic Flagler College, memorial service and banquet.

USS AMMEN (DD-527)
Crown Plaza
Warwick, Rhode Island
August 23-27, 2015
Chaired by: Walter McConnell
Attendance: 18 total/8 shipmates (plus 1 who was able to join us for a day)
Highlights: Hotel and service were excellent. Breakfasts and 2 banquets, bery good food and friendly servers. TCS was great and a fantastic help. Hospitality Room provided was perfect!

USS AULT (DD-698)
Ashton Inn and Suites
Pensacola, Florida
April 24-28, 2017
Chaired by: Tony Fuentes
Attendance: 34 total/17 shipmates
Highlights: After arriving in Pensacola and situated at our hotel, set up our hospitality suite, met old shipmates and got acquainted with first times, we had a great fish fry. The following morning we went to the Navy Air Museum at NAS Pensacola. We were fortunate to see the Navy Blue Angels were visiting the Blue Angels for the first time in 15 years and they also provided us with their Demonstration Air Show Practice. Two super shows in one day was a real and unexpected treat. We also had a tour of Pensacola and a two hour dolphin sightseeing tour. A short time out oon the water again was appreciated by the shipmates. We are all looking forward to next year in Baton Rouge. Click here for photos.

USS BACHE (DD/DDE-470)
Holiday Inn
Marlborough (Boston), Massachusetts
September 12-17, 2016
Chaired by: Tom Blaszczyk
Attendance: 35 total/20 shipmates
Highlights: Monday started with registration and crew meeting. Tuesday a duck tour of Boston and a visit to Charleston Navy Yard and tour of USS Constitution and USS Cassin Young. Wednesday was a free day. Thursday we visited Old Sturbridge Village, a recreation of an early 1800 village. Friday a crew meeting and dinner. A good time was had by all. Next year Washington, DC.

USS BALCH (DD-363)
USS PORTERFIELD (DD-682)
YO Ranch Resort Hotel
Kerrville, Texas
September 9-15, 2012
Charied by: John E. Bryan
Attendance: 45 total/21 shipmates
Highlights: A trip into San Antonio which included touring the Alamo, lunch at the Rio Rio and a barge ride down the River Walk. A trip to Fredericksburg for our Memorial Service which was held at the Admiral Nimitz Foundation Memorial Courtyard for 26 of our shipmates who passed this year. A catered lunch then the afternoon spent at the National Museum of the Pacific War. Many hours of camaraderie on the Quarterdeck at the YO Ranch. Fun was had by all. Click here for photo

USS BARRY (DD-933)
Holiday Inn
Virginia Beach, Virginia
October 30-November 2, 2014
Chaired by: Larry Loss
Attendance: 57 total/44 shipmates
Highlights: Tour USS Barry DDG-52. Tour and memorial service Nauticus and USS Wisconsin

USS BASILONE (DDE/DD-824)
Peppertree Inn Plus Best Western
Auburn, Washington
September 13-20, 2014
Chaired by: Jim Goodspeed
Attendance: 34 total/18 shipmates
Highlights: Tours: Seattle (Boeing Museum of Flight, Pike Place Market, Space Needle) Capital in Olympia, (Mt. St. Helens) Mt. Rainier (Sunrise Lodge, Skookum Falls) Cascades (Leavenworth Bavarian Village, Liberty Orchard) Memorial Service (USS Turner Joy DD-951, Bremerton Naval Museum, Ferry to Seattle) Banquet Muckleshoot Indian Casino Colto Room Dinner Dance: Auburn Eagle's Lodge.

USS BAUSELL (DD-845)
Millenium Hotel
Buffalo, New York
June 21-26, 2015
Chaired by: Eugene D'Arezzo
Attendance: 136 total/54 shipmates
Highlights: Monday evening reception with the Taste of Buffalo, Wings, etc A day at Niagara Falls and Luncheon at the Niagara Convention Center. Military Park with lunch aboard the USS Little Rock followed by our memorial service with a bagpiper and bugler. Two families attended to read the name of their passed shipmate. A raffle where $800 was raised, part to be donated to the Tin Can Sailors Historical Ships and the other given to shipmates and guests in a drawing. Evening farewell banquet with a patriotic theme where everyone attending wore red, white and blue. Friday was an optional tour for passport holders to Niagara on the Lake in Canada.

USS BEATTY (DD-640/756)
Guesthouse Inn & Suites
Nashville, Tennessee
September 17-21, 2019
Chaired by: Ms. Frankie Drake
Attendance: 60 total/22 shipmates

USS BELKNAP (CG/DLG-26)
Best Western Merry Manor Inn
South Portland, Maine
October 22-26, 2014
Chaired by: Christine Maloney (planner)
Attendance: 154 total/73 shipmates
Highlights: Great tours and hotel. 50th anniversary reunion. Commissioned in 1964. 11 Belknap family descendants in attendance.

USS BENHAM (DD-796)
Holiday Inn Express-Historic District
Savannah, Georgia
September 15-20, 2019
Chaired by: Dr. James N. Dougherty (Doc)
Attendance: 23 total/10 shipmates
Highlights: City Tour-Trolley, Savannah Riverboat Cruise, Tybee Island and Dolphin Tour, Webb Military Museum. Wonderful seafood meals, and great times in hospitality room. Visiting and playing cards.

USS BENNER (DD/DDR-807)
Crowne Plaza
San Diego, California
September 6-20, 2017
Chaired by: Gerald (Jerry) Thomas and Anthony (Tony) Sawyer
Attendance: 48 total/22 shipmates
Highlights:Sailors from the USS Benner DDR 807 had a great time in San Diego. They went aboard the aircraft carrier Midway and the Docents spent a great deal of time giving them inside information about the ship with tours from the hangar deck to the flight deck. Bus tours of the City and a trip to Mount Soledad were also highlights. At Mount Soledad they were there to hear a live performance of Taps and that was a special experience. The banquet was attended by 46 sailors including their guests and a fun evening was had by all. We will be going to Washington, DC, in 2018 and are always looking for more Benner shipmates to join us. Please be in contact with us through our Email address at [email protected]

USS BERKELEY (DDG-15)
Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
San Diego, California
September 19-23, 2012
Chaired by: Al Meier
Attendance: 94 total/54 shipmates
Highlights: Reunion activities commenced on Thursday morning with a tour of the USS STOCKDALE (DDG-106). Thursday evening's Bull Session was a great time as was the Friday evening welcome reception. We also had tours of the USS MIDWAY (museum ship) and PETCO Park (home of San Diego Padres). Saturday night's banquet was great and we concluded with our Sunday morning farewell breakfast.

USS BIGELOW (DD-942)
Holiday Inn - Inner Harbor
Baltimore, Maryland
October 11-15, 2017
Chaired by: Brenda & Frank Calandrillo
Attendance: 30 total/15 shipmates
Highlights: The USS Bigelow DD-942 Reunion was held in Baltimore, Maryland at the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor from October 11-15, 2017, with a total of 30 in attendance (15 shipmates). It was the "60th / 50th Anniversary Reunion" to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the ship's commissioning and the 50th anniversary of the ship's only casualty. GMG2 James W. Hamilton died on April 25, 1957 as a result of injuries sustained form the exploding of the 5 inch 54 caliber gun mount after continuously firing on the gun line off the coast of Vietnam.
The group toured the US Naval Academy at Annapolis and witnessed the noon formation of midshipmen. The group enjoyed a picnic menu at one dinner and then enjoyed a farewell banquet on Saturday before closing the reunion on Sunday, October 15. The hospitality room was abuzz with remembrances and one-upmanship stories! Click here for photo.

USS BLACK (DD-666)
Millenium Buffalo Hotel
Buffalo, New York
September 12-14, 2017
Chaired by: Gerald W. (Jerry) Johnston
Attendance: 48 total/27 shipmates
Highlights: We visited the Buffalo Military Park, home to USS The Sullivans (DD-537) and the USS Little Rock (CG-44). Went to Niagara Falls and the Made in America store. Had lunch at the Anchor Bar & Grill, home of the original Buffalo Chicken Wings. Had a great time.

USS BORDELON (DD/DDR-881)
Hilton Riverwalk
Jacksonville, Florida
October 14-20, 2019
Chaired by: Sonny Stowers
Attendance: 70 total/36 shipmates
Highlights: Reunion highlights were great hospitality sessions, big raffle, silent auction, tours of Jacksonville and St. Augustine, and a fine dinner.

USS BORIE (DD-704)
Crowne Plaza
Warwick, Rhode Island
August 23-27, 2015
Chaired by Ray Metzger
Attendance: 17 total/9 shipmates
Highlights: Attended as part of the National Tin Can Sailors Reunion. Great time - first class function. I expect that we will return as a group, maybe not next year but in 2017.

USS BRADFORD (DD-545)
Stone Castle
Branson, Missouri
September 19-22, 2013
Chaired by: Robert Eddy
Attendance: 49 total/29 shipmates
Highlights: Tour on the Branson Belle and banquet entertainment.

USS BRADLEY (DE/FF-1041)
Crown Plaza National Airport
Arlington, Virginia
September 17-20, 2015
Chaired by: William Barrett
Attendance: 36 total/20 shipmates
Highlights: Dedication of a plaque for the USS Bradley DE/FF-1041 and all who served aboard from 1965-1988 at the US Navy Memorial, Washington, DC. Trip and ceremonies at the Wall and Tour of Arlington National Cemetery.

USS BRAINE (DD-630)
Crown Plaza Airport
Jacksonville, FL
October 20-24, 2013
Chaired by: Jim Rountree
Attendance: 41 total/22 shipmates
Highlights: We visited historical St. Augustine and many shops and restaurants. The second day was a tour of Naval Station Mayport with lunch at Ocean Breezes. No ship was available to visit. Then a Budweiser brewery. On the final day we had a memorial service at the Jacksonville Veterans Wall. Next Reunion will be in Philadelphia, Spring of 2015.

USS BRISCOE (DD-977)
Hilton Airport Norfolk
Norfolk, Virginia
June 21-23, 2013
Chaired by Jeffrey Trigg
Attendance: 30 total/14 shipmates
Highlights: A wonderful weekend full of laughs and stories of early days on board to the days of decommissioning. Tales of cruises, exercises and adventures in port all over the Med, Caribbean and East Coast. Than planning for our next adventure.

USS BUCHANAN (DDG-14)
Airport Hilton-Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri
May 17-20, 2018
Chaired by Lou Proctor
Attendance: 65 total/28 shipmates
Highlights: Had 8 marines from 1st Anglico who we saved with our gunfire on March 30, 1972.

USS CARPENTER (DD-825)
Red Lion on the River, Jantzen Beach
Portland, Oregon
May 14-17, 2015
Chaired by: Coy D. Ritchie
Attendance: 32 total/18 shipmates
Highlights: Shipmates were welcomed to the hotel with a plated dinner on 14 May. The next day we boarded a bus and toured the Columbia River Gorge Á Henry J. Kaiser Shipyard Memorial. On Saturday, we visited the Portland Rose Garden and traveled by boat up the Willamet River and had lunch onboard. Sunday we visited the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum followed by the final evening banquet at the hotel. Everything was outstanding!

USS CHARLES H. ROAN (DD-853)
Crowne Plaza
Jacksonville, Florida
October 2-7, 2012
Chaired by: Ralph Rankin and Richard Souza
Attendance: 110 total/65 shipmatess
Highlights: Visiting the USS DeWert (FFG-45) in Mayport, FL. Seeing the U.S. Navy and the differences from when we served and the modernization of the fleet.

USS CHARLES P. CECIL (DD/DDR-835)
Best Western Merry Manor Inn
Portland, Maine
September 13-19, 2015
Chaired by: Greg Wells
Attendance: 60 total/32 shipmatess
Highlights: We stayed at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn. Don Hagget and members of his staff treated us in a warm, caring and professional manner. Trips included a boat ride on Lake Winnepesauke, lunch at Hart's Turkey Farm, seeing a 1700 lb. chocolate moose, a clambake at Foster's, seeing the Bush's estate.

USS CHARLES R. WARE (DD-865)
Cleveland, Ohio
September 9-14, 2019
Chaired by: James Klimo
Attendance: 93 total/47 shipmates
Highlights: We had a full schedule of events at our Cleveland,OH reunion, which included the Pro football Hall of Fame, visited and had a buffet lunch at MAPS Air Museum, which is an internationally known museum of aviation and serves as a center of aviation history for Northeast Ohio. The museum features exciting educational displays of its collection of acquired artifacts, interactive exhibits and historical archives in its own library. A luncheon boat ride on Lake Erie, we visited a WWII submarine USS Cod and a Cleveland Indian ball game. We had a special guest at our formal dinner Joseph Tomasulo of Troy, OH, a former US Air Force pilot of F4C Phantom in Vietnam. Joe was promoted to Captain in the year of 1968 shortly after the Tet offensive. He was decorated with the distinguished flying cross and 2 separate Bronx stars for shooting down a Mig 21 and chasing another into the DMZ. He flew 208 missions as a fighter pilot while in Vietnam in support of the ground troops. Now on to our next port of call, Athens, TN in 2020.

USS CHARLES S. SPERRY (DD-697)
Holiday Inn Opryland Airport
Nashville, Tennessee
May 14-16, 2015
Chaired by: Barbara Jennings
Attendance: 88 total
Highlights: From hello to the "glad you made it" Nashville was a BLAST. There were 88 attendees with six first timers who added their special touch to the reunion held at the Holiday Inn Opryland/Airport Hotel. The ladies were honored with a special luncheon while the men toured Nashville and the Country Music Hall of Fame. After the Business Meeting where it was announced that the 2016 reunion will be in Essington, PA, April 14-16, 2016 and attendees were treated to Gigi's Cupcakes donated in honor of the 25th Anniversary of Sperry Reunions. Friday night attendees enjoyed the many talented starts at the Grand Ole Opry. As the festivities came to a close with the banquet, highlights of the evening were the presentation of colors by Capt. Murland Searight, shipmates honoring Barbara Jennings, Secretary and Reunion Coordinator with a Life Time Membership. Jennings has served for over 20 years. Special guest and personal friend of Jennings, LuLu Roman of Hee Haw fame, singer, songwriter, comedienne and philanthropist entertained with an evening of beautiful music and laughter.

USS CHEVALIER (DD-805)
Naval Support Activity
Panama City, Florida
September 18-23, 2012
Chaired by: Captain John W. Walton, III USN (Ret.)
Attendance: 124 total/64 shipmates
Highlights: Golf tournament at Bay Point Golf Course, lunch cruise St. Andrews Bay. Toured: USN Dive School, Experimental Dive Unit, Mineware AIROPS & USN Hovercraft Unit. Low Country Boil, address by VA Advocate, deep sea fishing, Marine World & Pier Park. Banquet at Long Glass USN Facility with entertainment. SOS and chipped beef by Navy Recipe and Navy Cook, Memorial Service with a Navy Chaplain.

USS COGSWELL (DD-651)
Crown Plaza Dulles Airport
Herndon, Virginia
June 3-6, 2016
Chaired by: George Overman
Attendance: 77 total/35 shipmates
Highlights: Great reunion. Excellent hotel. Excellent banquet meal. Two fine bus tours. Everyone had a great time. Our guest speaker, and former Cogswell crewmember (temporary), was Ozzie Ozkosar, a Turkish Navy Senior Chief Machinest Mate who was aboard when taking over the USS Cogswell DD-651 and recommissioning it as TCG Izmit D342. He gave an excellent talk on how he ended up back in America and after many years retired as a Lt. Cdr. in the U. S. Navy. Out next reunion is sceduled for Sept/Oct. 2017 which will be held in Colorado Springs, CO.

USS COLAHAN (DD-658)
Guest House Inn & Suites (Opryland)
Nashville, Tennessee
September 1-5, 2016
Chaired by: Skip Slagle
Attendance: 70 total/20 shipmates
Highlights: OGrande Ole Opry-Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum - George Jones Museum - Johnny Cash Museum - Music City Tour - Memorial Service for "Fallen Heroes" of USS Colahan (at Nashville Cemetery) - Door Prize Drawings - Farewell Dinner and Show at Nightlife Dinner Theater.

USS COLLETT (DD-730)
Comfort Inn & Suites
Omaha, Nebraska
September 19-22, 2018
Chaired by: Pat Manion
Attendance: 109 total/45 shipmates
Highlights: We toured Freedom park with the USS Hazard (mine sweeper) and USS Marlin (submarine), also various military artifacts. A river cruise on the Missouri river aboard the River City Star. A guided tour of historic parts of Omaha and the Old Market area. We also toured Offutt Air Force Base, Boy's town, and Sac Aero Space Museum. Our banquet was held Saturday evening with presentation of the colors by the honor guard from NROTC group from Papillion La vista South high school led by Lt. Colonel Carl Lowandski, the only naval ROTC group in Nebraska. A special award was presented to James D. Collett Jr., the son of the ships first captain and nephew of John A. Collett who the ship was named after. This award, a certificate naming him an Admiral in the Nebraska navy. The award was presented by the Lt .Governor of Nebraska, the honorable Mike Foley.

USS COMPTON (DD-705)
Crown Plaza Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina
April 23-25, 2018
Chaired by: Joe Napoli
Attendance: 95 total/47 shipmates
Highlights: Our Association is still going strong. We had 95 people attend our Charleston Reunion. The Crown Plaza Charleston is a first class hotel and it showed. The facility was beautiful and everything went well. Shipmates and guests spent quite a few hours in our Hospitality Room enjoying beverages and snacks. It's great when the crew gets together socializing and telling sea stories.
The weather was perfect for our tour. In the morning we toured Charleston stopping at the Citadel Military Academy, after lunch we went to Patriot's Point. Shipmates and guests went aboard the USS Yorktown and, of course, the Sumner destroyer USS Laffey.
On the last day of the reunion we had our business meeting and Memorial service at the Crown Plaza hotel. Later that evening we held our banquet. It was a pleasant affair. We had a nice meal and enjoyed dancing to music.
Next year we are heading to Florida, April 26, 27 & 28, Friday thru Sunday, we will hold our reunion at the Crowne Plaza Tampa-Westshore.

USS CONE (DD-866)
Edgewater Hotel Conference Center
Gatlinberg, Tennessee
October 3-7, 2012
Chaired by: Bruce Worth
Attendance: 43 total/21 shipmates
Highlights: Visit to the aquarium, bus tour to Smokey Mountains, banquet.

USS CONWAY (DD-507)
The reunion that was scheduled for September 12-16, 2018 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was cancelled due to Hurricane Florence.

USS CONY (DD/DDE-508)
Four Points by Sheraton
Nashville, Tennessee
April 20-24, 2016
Chaired by: Philip Michel
Attendance: 58 total/26 shipmates
Highlights: The 34th Annual Reunion of the USS Cony was held this year in Brentwood, Tennessee. For those concerned about reunion attendance numbers in years past, worry no more! I am happy and proud to report that our numbers did substantially increase from last year's attendance record. Way to go Cony! As an example of wny our numbers may have increased, we were thrilled to see the return of some 'missing in action' sailors. Most notably, after Oliver Davis' long absence from the reunions, he returned to us bringing along his new and lovely wife Dolly. They were a reunion hit, especially the last night when Fred Astaire (aka Oliver) danced the night away with at least half a dozen of the Cory gals! Most reunion-goers arrived onWednesday, April 20th, to settle in and spend some enjoyable time catching up with treasured friends and shipmates in the Reunion Hospitality Room. As with most Cony Reunions, the Hospitality Room was consistently filled with snacks, libations, storytelling and a good time

On Thursday, April 21st, most attendees went on a bus tour of Nashville. Shortly after returning to this year's hotel, the Four Points Sheraton, everyone headed to the downstairs ballroom for a scrumptious buffet dinner. The only portino of the night better than the food was our surprise entertainment. We had not one but two guests! First, a talented Magician and Comedian who treated us to numerous tricks with cards and rope and so forth. However, his comedic relief was the real highlight of his act, as evidenced by the contat laughter heard throughout the evening. Second, an Elvis Presley impersonator dazzled us with fan favorites such as "Return to Sender", "Can't Help Falling in Love" and an incredibly moving rendition of "An American Trilogy". Needless to say, there were more than a few bigtime Elvis fans in the audience of the female persuation and several elvis svarves were given out

On Friday, April 22nd, the buses were loaded for transportatino to an afternoon luncheon and sightseeing cruise on the General Jackson Showboat. The General Jackson is a 300 foot long paddle wheel riverboat, which holds the distinction of being the largest showboat in the world. While we headed down the Cumberland River, enjoying another diet-killing buffet, we watched a live show of inspiring melodies sung by the General Jackson Showboat performers. There were many old-time favorites plus the sounds of today's contemporary country music. The skilled singers and musicians put on an incredible show that was enjoyed by all. Later that night, we were all issued fromt row seating at Nashville's musical gem . . . the Grand Ole Opry. The sold-out auditorium overflowed with enthusiastic country music fans. Including bus-loads of high school teenagers that kept the energy level at a maximum throughout the night. There were too many performers to name them all but some of the best included: Exile who performed their 1978 top ten song "I Want to Kiss You All Over", Ricky Skaggs who served up some top-notch blue grass, and Josh Turner who performed his 1 smash hit "Would You Go with Me". A huge hearwarming highlight of the show was the fact that the Cony had several mentions throughout the performances. Additionaly, the shipmates were asked to stand and be recognized for their service. This met with rousing applause and cheers by everyone. In case the Cony sailors were not already feeling special enough, at the last minute, a song was changed that had been previously scheduled to a military song (albeit an Army tune), in their honor. What a night!

On Saturday, April 23rd, the Annual USS Corry Memorial Ceremony was held and, yet again, Phil and Cindy Michel had a big surprise in store for us. While attendees were hanging out in the front of the hotel and admiring the long line of US flags posted for the event, you could suddenly hear the roar of dozens of motorcycles approaching. We were overwhelmed to witness the arrival of the Patriot Guard Riders! The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse group of riders from across the nation. They have one thing in common besides motorcycles . . . an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America's freedom and security. They were proud to come and honor the Cony Sailot Heroes from the Greatest Generation, WWII, Korea, Cuba and Vietnam. This was made evident by the amount of time they spent with us and their willingness to pose for multiple photos. The Cony was additionally fortunate to have the American Legion Riders, Post6, on hand to provide the Honor Guard for the Memorial opening ceremonies. Our own Cony Sailor, Charlie Liken, had his trumpet on hand for a beautiful rendition of Taps to close the event. As always, it was quite a moving ceremony.

On Saturday night, our annual Farewell Banquet took place in grand fashion. Reunion-goers entered the ballroom to find tables set with beautiful patriotic centerpieces: Naval sailor hats filled with blue and gold sparkle. Cony coffee mugs fill with red carnations and US flags, and red, white and blue crotched hangers. All place settings also included a gorgeous glass with the US Navy seal etched on it and the following wording "USS Cony DD/DDE 508 34th Annual Reunion Nashville, Tennessee April 20-24 2016". A lone table with a single setting was present in the corner with a standing floral tribute and a card on it that read "In honor of all those who served on the USS Cony and paid the ultimate sacrifice. We shall never forget!" It was obvious from the first glance, this was going to be a night to remember. After seats were taken, the soiree opened with Cindy Michel and Forrest Springer entering the ballroom decked out in Country / Western apparel and dancing to the good ole "Tennessee Waltz". The scene was adorable! The Michels had more surprises on hand for door prizes than just the ceterpieces and hangars. Attendees were issued tickets to win beautiful Cony labeled drinking flasks and mini-notebooks. The biggest surprise of them all was pulled off by Cindy Michel. She did a phenomenal job of compiling a USS Cony Tribute video. The fifteen minute video opened to the tune of "Anchors Away" and went through a history of the Cony from ship creation through its many years of service. She successfully found and included several of our own sailor boys from their days on ship. My sister and I were able to clearly recognize Roger Rieman as a young sailor! The video was fantastic and a real treat for all of us.

Just hosting a reunion with coordination of the hotel, events, trips, transportation and food is enough work for anyone. As agreed to by everyone, Cindy and Phil Michel went way above and beyond all of that this year. God bless them for all their hard work and effort. A million thanks to them for an incredibly memorable Nashville reunion!

USS CONYNGHAM (DD-371/DDG-17)
Doubletree by Hilton, Crystal City
Arlington, Virginia
July 21-24, 2016
Chaired by: David Suckow
Attendance: 76 total
Highlights
: A great time had by all although it was very hot making a couple of the tours uncomfortable but still enjoyable. Our guest speaker was a former Conyngham DDG-17 shipmate VADM Thomas J. Moore, Commander NAVSEA, spoke to us about the Navy today.

USS COONTZ (DLG-9/DDG-40)
Charleston Airport Hotel
Charleston, South Carolina
September 29-October 2, 2016
Chaired by: Dan Lorimer (vice president)
Attendance: 35 total/16 shipmates
Highlights: On Thursday we met in the hospitality room for refreshments and re-telling of same old sea stories. On Friday we went to Patriot's Point and toured USS YORKTOWN & USS LAFFEY. Later we did a harbor cruise & visited Ft. Sumter. On Saturday we did a city tour and then we shopped at the Market and had lunch at one of the many restaurants in the area.

USS CORRY (DD/DDR-817)
Bridgepointe Hotel and Marina
New Bern, North Carolina
May 15-19, 2019
Chaired by: Patrick McGoohan
Attendance: 84 total/41 shipmates
Highlights: The hotel was excellent with a courteous and helpful staff. New Bern Trolley provided a tour of historic New Bern with a visit to Tryon Palace, the original Governor's Mansion. The tour ended with a luncheon at Chelsea's Restaurant which was greatly enjoyed by all. Our delicious and well catered banquet was held at the hotel and served buffet style by "Two Chefs Catering". Hats off the Leslie Wheat for providing an excellent and delicious presentation.

USS COWELL (DD-547)
Crown Plaza Riverfront
Jacksonville, Florida
October 6-9, 2014
Chaired by: Vince Kraus
Attendance: 45 total/22 shipmates
Highlights: Bus trip to Mayport Naval Station tour and lunch. Memorial Service at the New National Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL.

USS CUSHING (DD-397/797/985)
Alexis Park Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada
June 27-30, 2013
Chaired by: Dick Stafford
Attendance: 39 total/19 shipmates
Highlights: Four crews represented: 1 DD-397 (sunk at Battle of Guadalcanal 1944) 2 DD-797 WWII 13 DD-797 Korea 3 DD-985. Our last reunion until the retirees of DD-985 are ready. Our records, etc. will be in the Plymouth Museum, Plymouth, NC where Commander Cushing sank the CS Albemarle during the Civil War. All had a great time. Thank you Tin Can Sailors for the giveaways.

USS DAHLGREN (DLG-12/DDG-43)
Sheraton Wilmington South
New Castle, Delaware
June 7-11, 2017
Reunion Hosts: Ray Jablow
Attendance: 90 total/43 shipmates
Highlights: Manager's reception on Wednesday evening: fantastic bus trip on Thursday to the Navy Yard (Old Philadelphia Naval Base) including a visit to the Chapel of the Four Chaplains. Lunch at Lo Spiedo (old USO building), then over to Camden, NJ for guided tour of the USS New Jersey. Friday motorcycle ride to Rehobeth Beach, Delaware, and Wilmington Blue Rocks minor league baseball game that evening. Saturday morning we had our association officers meeting, directly followed by regular membership meeting. Out banquet, held at the hotel, featured fantastic food and live music by Big Bang. Blessing was given by active duty Air Force Staff Sergeant Justavo Colon, friend of the reunion host. Fallen soldiers table was set and photographed frequently. Finally on Saturday evening, we held our Chinese Auction, enjoyed each others company, and sampled numerous libations that had mysteriously appeared in our hospitality room. A wonderful time was had by all. The USS Dahlgren Association will convene again in Colorado Springs, Colorado in August 2018.

USS DAMATO (DD/DDE-871)
Holiday Inn and Conference Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia
September 10-14, 2019
Chaired by: G. L. Christenson
Attendance: 62 total/19 shipmates
Highlights: Naval Base Norfolk tour and harbour cruise. Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Museum of the American Revolution tour. Families of 4 deceased shipmates in attendance.

USS DAVIS (DD-937)
Merry Manor Inn
South Portland, Maine
October 3-5, 2013
Chaired by: Pete Lennon
Attendance: 88 total/46 shipmates
Highlights: A tour of Bath Iron Works where USS ZUMWALT (DDG-1000) is nearing completion and three others of the class are under construction. Then next door to the Maine Maritime Museum. Hotel has a heated swimming pool and served a great banquet buffet.

USS DECATUR (DD-341/936, DDG-31/73)
NCL Jewel (Alaska Cruise)
Seattle, Washington
September 2-9, 2017
Chaired by: Tony West
Attendance: 38 total/19 shipmates
Highlights: Meet and greet with Capt. Pelle

USS DEHAVEN (DD-727)
Elegante
Colorado Springs, Colorado
September 4-8, 2018
Chaired by: David Looker
Attendance: 40 total/22 shipmates
Highlights: Visited Air Force Academy and Garden of the Gods, had dinner and show at Iron Springs Chateau. Spent the day at Cripple Creek and old mining town. Enjoyed Saturday night banquet.

USS DENNIS J. BUCKLEY (DD/DDR-808)
Engleside Inn
Beach Haven, New Jersey
September 25-28, 2016
Chaired by: Ken Stone/George Estey/John Ivan
Attendance: 64 total/31 shipmates
Highlights: The DJB went through FRAM I in Bremerton in 1964 and nine of us in attendance were part of that experience. We stayed in downtown Bremerton so we were within walking distance to the Bremerton Boardwalk, the Seattle and Port Orchard ferries, the USS Turner Joy, the Puget Sound Navy Museum, the Harbor Side Fountain Park, and a number of places to eat. The DJB and the Turner Joy were in Desron 19 together from 1959-64, so ten of us were part of that experience.

Crew/guests arrivals were ongoing throughout Sunday, so no specific activity/dinner plans were set. Monday 18 crew members accepted one of our shipmate's invitation to tour his Naval Museum and property in Sequim. The lady's took advantage of that and did a girl's tour of Port Orchard. some early scouting missions of Seattle and the casino's in the area resulted in a good sized group of us taking the ferry to Seattle on Tuesday.

Wednesday morning it was discovered that one of our shipmates, passed away during the night. He was brought to the reunion by his daughter, who was one of the loves of his life. He had done well at the casino Tuesday and had a good time that evening in the Hospitality room reliving his time on the DJB, sharing memories and pictures with his navy buddies. We held a memorial for him and our shipmates who we've identified that have passed away since our last reunion at the Harbor Side Fountain Park. We then had our banquet/business meeting/raffle at the Kitsap Conference Center. Many stories were shared well into the night in the Hospitality room as the reunion wound down.

DESDIV 38 Association
USS GILLESPIE, HOBBY, KALK, WELLES (DD-609/610/611/628)
Holiday Inn Downtown Mobile
Mobile, Alabama
September 10-14, 2019
Chaired by: Gary Edmisten
Attendance: 29 total/3 shipmates
Highlights: Our reunion was a great success. We visited the National Naval Air Museum at NAS-Pensacola and got to see the Blue Angels practice show. Also visited the USS Alabama BB-60 Memorial Park. The weather was quite hot but everyone survived. The USS Henderson DD-675 Reunion was occuring at the same time as ours at the same hotel so we made some new friends.

DESRON 30
USS COTTEN (DD-669) USS DORTCH (DD-670) USS DALY (DD-519) USS GATLING (DD-671)
Fairfield Inn Midtown
Savannah, Georgia
June 3-5, 2019
Chaired by: R. A. Myers
Attendance: 45 total/18 shipmates
Highlights: Toured the Mighty Eighth Air Force, the Webb Military Museum, the Railroad Museum, and Fort Jackson and Tybee Lighthouse. Also went on a city tour.

DESTROYER LEADER ASSOCIATION
DL-1, DL-2/DDG-35, DL-3/DDG-36, DL-4, DL-5
Hilton Galveston Island Resort Hotel
Galveston, Texas
September 10-14, 2012
Chaired by: Walter Alexander, CMRP
Attendance: 101 total/49 shipmates
Highlights: Eleven shipmates attended their first DL reunion. A hospitality room was available throughout the reunion. There was a Welcome Reception, buffet dinner, auction, raffles, three tours and a closing banquet. A Memorial Service to missing shipmates was held at the American Undersea Warfare Center in Seawolf Park, with shipmates seated between WWII submarine USS Cavalla SS/SSK/AGSS-244 and destroyer escort USS Stewart DE-238. A bio-degradable Memorial Wreath (made by two of our reunion ladies) was laid upon the waters of Galveston Bay. A 90 minute Power Point presentation was made in the Hospitality Room by Capt. John Rodgaard, USN (Ret.) on the naval career of "Captain Charles Stewart, His Legacy to the Navy and the Nation" which covered the history of the U.S. Navy from 1775 until 1860. DE-238 is named after Captain Stewart. 2013 reunion will be held in Warwick, Rhode Island.

USS DOUGLAS H. FOX (DD-779)
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Warwick, Rhode Island
September 12-16, 2014
Chaired by: Joe Sczyrek
Attendance: 70 total/36 shipmates
Highlights: The reunion began on Wednesday with a Welcome Aboard happy hour and dinner during which each shipmate introduced himself and shared a memory of his service aboard DD-779. On Thursday, the group toured Providence and Newport with lunch at the Officers Club at the Naval War College. On Friday a private tour of the USS Constitution and a visit to the Boston Tea Party Museum were conducted. The reunion concluded on Saturday with a visit to the museum ships at Battleship Cove and cocktail reception, memorial service and farewell banquet dinner.

USS DYESS (DD-880)
Embassy Suites
Covington, Kentucky
September 3-7, 2019
Chaired by: Charles Russin
Attendance: 66 total/39 shipmates
Highlights: On Tuesday everyone arrived. There was an eveing reception at the bar with light appetizers in the lobby. On Wednesday, there was a bus trip to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Paterson AFB, OH. Upon arriving, we had a memorial service at the AFB Memorial Park recognizing shipmates that had passed since last years meeting. We had lunch at the museum. In the afternoon, we boarded the bus for a short ride to visit America's Packard Museum. There were cars from the early 1900's through the 1950's. After that, we oarded the bus for a ride to the Historic Folden Lamb Restaurant in Lebanon, OH where it had served many distinguished guests. We had a wonderful three course dinner and then returned to the hotel. On Thursday, we visited many sights in Covington, Newport, and Cincinnati. Some took the riverboat cruise, others played golf, attended the Reds game, etc. In the evening, there was an informal gathering at the Hofbrauhaus in Newport, KY for beer and German food in the garden. On Friday, the business meeting was held fllowed by an auction. At the meeting it was proposed that the next reunion be held in Buffalo, NY. That evening a dinner was held in a hotel banquet room where we were entertained by the magical talents of Earl Faust. On Saturday, we all enjoyed breakfast and there many fairwells as we departed for home.

USS DYESS ASSOCIATION (DD-880)
Embassy Suites
Valley FOrge, Pennsylvania
September 28-October 2, 2016
Chaired by: Charles E. Nobles
Attendance: 40 total/22 shipmates
Highlights:Scenic and historic Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, was the meeting place for this year's reunion of the USS Dyess. Our first evening together we shared dinner at the Black Powder Tavern where the food and atmodphere were great. On Thursday, our tour day, we started at the Battleship New Jersey with very knowledgable escorts providing tours. We continued on a tour of Philadelphia with Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. This bus tour provided an expansive view of the many museums, parks and historic buildings. Friday was our "free" day and many took the opportunity to visit George Washington's headquarters and Valley Forge Park. The business meeting was Saturday followed by the very lucrative annual auction. As our festivities culminated in our banquet Saturday evening we were all treated to a magic presentation by one of the shipmates. Sunday morning arrived too soon and it was time for the goodbyes until next year when we meet in Mystic, Connecticut. Click here for photo.

USS EDSON (DD-946)
Comfort Inn
Bay City, Michigan
September 5-9, 2018
Chaired by: Tim Nightingale
Attendance: 75 total/40 shipmates
Highlights: Ships picnic for all shipmates and family. had group meeting to address the 2020 reunion to held in Baltimore, Maryland. Saturday night dinner was enjoyed by all. Click here for pictures.

USS ENDICOTT (DD-495/DMS-35)
Holiday Inn Airport
Movile, Alabama
September 30-October 4, 2015
Chaired by: Ted Wieber
Attendance: 22 total/8 shipmates
Highlights: NAS Pensacola, USS Alabama (lunch in wardroom), swamp/harnor tour. Special tour antique car museum. Getting together once again to relive the old days on the Endicott. This was reunion #27.

USS ENGLISH (DD-696)
Doubletree Riverplace
Jacksonville, Florida
September 15-18, 2016
Chaired by: Ken Paugh
Attendance: 50 total/27 shipmates
Highlights: Ctour of St. Augustine, FL, and evening at Alhambra Dinner Theatre. The dinner was great and the play "Sister Act" was awesome. The staff at the Doubletree went out of their way to ensure our every need was taken care of. We would go back there again if we scheduled Jacksonville.

USS EPPERSON (DDE/DD-719)
Crowne Plaza
Warwick, Rhode Island
September 4-8, 2019
Chaired by: Sam White
Attendance: 46 total/23 shipmates
Highlights: We were honored to have Capt. Morgan Little as our guest speaker. The tours were appreciated by those attending as well as the hospitality room where many stories were exchanged!

USS EUGENE A. GREENE (DD/DDR-711)
Holiday Inn Downtown Mobile
September 16-20, 2019
Chaired by: Tom Weir
Attendance: 37 total/21 shipmates.
Highlights: The fourteenth Greene Association Reunion was held at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Mobile, Alabama from September 16-20, 2019. On Monday twenty-one shipmates and sixteen guests met in the Hopitality Room for registration. Raffle items were displayed for the final evening banquet and guests provided hometown treats for all to savor.

The next day after breakfast the group toured the USS Alabama Memorial Park and held a Memorial Service for deceased shipmates on board USS Alabama BB-60. After lunch in the ship's wardroom many toured the USS Drum SS-228.

Wednesday all enjoyed a tour of historic Mobile with lunch at a local restaurant. The highlight of the tour was a visit to Richards DAR House Museum which was built in 1860 and is on the National Registry of historic places. The Hospitality Room once again was open for an evening of shipmate social activities.

The Association's Business was held in the morning and it was decided to hold the next Reunion by booking a cruise in the Fall of 2020. The formal banquet was a Mobile Mardi Gras theme in the hotel Ballroom. The guest speaker for the banquet was LCDR Richard Mahone, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Limited Duty Officer. Farewells, hugs and handshakes were in order on Friday as all departed until next year.

USS EVERETT F. LARSON (DD/DDR-830)
Doubletree San Francisco Airport
Burlington, California
September 18-22, 2014
Chaired by: Clyde Bingham
Attendance: 66 total/38 shipmates
Highlights: Reception on 9/18 hosted w/reunion 2014 pins, food and welcome packets. Narrated bus tour of San Francisco on 9/19 w/stops at Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39 and others. Visit to USS Hornet on 9/20 w/docent tours of the ship, Memorial Service in Chiefs Lounge, reath toss off fantail and lunch in Wardroom. Sit down banquet at hotel on 9/21. One plank owner attended (1945).

USS EVERSOLE (DD-789) and USS SHELTON (DD-790)
Wyndham Garden Hotel
Boise, Idaho
September 13-16, 2017
Chaired by: Richard Petrowich
Attendance: 37 total/shipmates 120Eversole, 9-Shelton, 1 Larson
Highlights: Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial
Old Idaho Territorial Penitentiary
Botanical Gardens-Then State Capital for lunch
Basque Museum Tour
World Center for Birds of Prey
Warhawk Air Museum

USS FARRAGUT ASSOCIATION (TB-11/DD-300/DD-348/DLG-6/DDG-37/DDG-99)
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside
Norfolk, Virginia
October 10-14, 2018
Chaired by: Thomas E. Randall
Attendance: 68 total
Highlights: 76 visited Nauticus and BB-64. 28 shipmates took guided tours given by USS Wisconsin Assn. Lunch Cruise of Spirit of Norfolk celebrating 243rd Navy Birthday saw NOB Norfolk from Seaward side in dress ship finery. Held Farragut Ship Assn,. Inc. meeting. Mad all reports (ordered a custom banner to send to DDG-99, over 100 signatures were added to it, to tell the newest Farragut we are proud of them). Elected officers. 23 new or renewed members. Members now exceed 120. Held 50/50 raffle to benefit Save Our Ships, $50 enclosed. Next reunion: #11 on Navy Birthday weekend 2020, Farragut, TN. Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

USS FECHTELER (DD/DDR-870)
Crowne Plaza
San Diego, California
September 27 - October 1, 2015
Chaired by: Doug Boyer
Attendance: 20 total/12 shipmates
Highlights: We have a great time visiting in our hospitality suite. We also took tours of La Joll, the City tour of San Diego and a tour of the USS Midway. We have agreed to have another stand alone reunion in 2017.

USS FISKE (DD/DDR-842)
Holiday Inn
Saratoga Springs, New York
September 24-27, 2019
Chaired by: Robert G. Mitchell
Attendance: 48 total/21 shipmates
Highlights: Attendance is decreasing due to age and health issues. The Association is checking for a more central location for our next reunion in September 2021.

USS FLOYD B. PARKS (DD-884)
Marriott
Colorado Spring, Colorado
September 14-18, 2016
Chaired by: Jim Smith
Attendance: 126 total/64 shipmates
Highlights: Royal Gorge Dinner Train, Western Barbeque & Line Dancing Banquet, Color Guard & Side Boys provided by Navy Jr. ROTC detachment.

USS FORREST B. ROYAL (DD-872)
The Admiral
Mobile, Alabama
June 21-24, 2018
Chaired by: Ron Larsen
Attendance: 65 total/40 shipmates
Highlights: Friday- toured NAS Pensacola (lunch included). Saturday- toured USS Alabama (lunch included). Saturday evening banquet at hotel. Our speaker- Commander Michael Beaty. Hotel- great location, great staff, great food. The Admiral Hotel did an amazing job!

USS FORREST SHERMAN (DD-931)
Holiday Inn
Charleston, South Carolina
September 11-14, 2016
Chaired by: Kurt Wagemann
Attendance: 104 total/61 shipmates
Highlights: A rainy day turned into a Hurricane! Still had a (wet) visit to Patriots Points with lunch on the USS Yorktown. All other outside acitivities cancelled.

USS FRANK E. EVANS (DD-754)
Grand Gateway
Rapid City, South Dakota
October 10-14, 2018
Chaired by: Steve Kraus
Attendance: 129 total/47 shipmates
Highlights: Started with a pub crawl to the city of Deadwood toured Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Mt. Lunch and tour of Ellsworth AFB. Had three banquet dinners, live auction, trivia night, and last night a murder mystery. Memorial for the lost 74 held on AFB Friday Oct. 12.

USS FRANK KNOX (DDR-742)
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
Portland, Oregon
September 21-25, 2016
Chaired by: Vaughan Kruger
Attendance: 49 total/26 shipmates
Highlights:Very nice hotel, "Portland Spirit" riverboad cruise and Portland rose garden bus tour.

USS FRASER (DM-24) (with USS Shannon (DM-25))
Town and Country Inn and Suites
Charleston, South Carolina
April 1-4, 2017
Chaired by: Jack Duegaw
Attendance: 53 total/19 shipmates
Highlights: Visits for the Patriot's Points exhibits Magnolia Gardens Fort Sumpter Old Town Charleston Old Market, Battery with USS Hobson Memorial Banquet with guest speaker Michael Skellings, Mayor pro tem of the City of Charleston (great speaker), presentation of City Flag w/shadow box to all shipmates.

USS FRED T. BERRY (DD/DDE-858)
Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia
October 16-19, 2014
Chaired by: John Titsworth
Attendance: 80 total/36 shipmates
Highlights: Thursday, members registered and were welcomed to the open Hospitality Room, which remained open throughout the reunion. Friday morning, we boarded buses and toured Virginia Beach, Oceana Naval Air Station and the Military Aviation Museum. In the evening we enjoyed a "Welcome Aboard" buffet dinner at the hotel. Saturday morning, we boarded buses for a guided tour of the Mariners Museum and Norfolk Botanical Gardens. Saturday evening we celebrated our 29th Annual Banquet at the hotel. A very successful raffle was held and good times were enjoyed by all. The hotel did an outstanding job, including great meals, and we highly recommend them.

USS FURSE (DDR-882)
Hilton Garden Inn
Columbus, Georgia
October 12-15, 2016
Chaired by: Joe Ajello
Attendance: 54 total
Highlights: Toured Warm Springs, GA, and the Roosevelt Little White House. Toured Fort Benning Army Base.

USS GAINARD (DD-706)
Lake Wright Suites
Norfolk, Virginia
August 10-13, 2014
Chaired by: George & Dot Hennessy
Attendance: 38 total/18 shipmates
Highlights: Tuesday: Norfolk City Tour, Victory Harbor Cruise, Nauticus, The National Martime Center, the Battleship Wisconsin, lunch on Harbor Cruise. Wed: Riding Virginia Beach Tour, Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, McArthur Memorial for lunch on own, Doumar's Ice Cream treat included.

USS GEARING (DD-710)
Las Vegas Golden Nugget
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 21-25, 2018
Chaired by: William C. "Bill" Basnett
Attendance: 65 total/29 shipmates
Highlights: Gathering of shipmates and families. Good memories and stories of the past. Ability to experience entertainment and historical sites. Outstanding memorial service honoring deceased shipmates/family members at Nevada Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada.

USS GEORGE K. McKENZIE (DD-836)
Holiday Inn Bayside
San Diego, California
September 4-7, 2014
Chaired by: Stan Baggett
Attendance: 118 total/68 shipmates
Highlights: Tour of USS Howard DDG-83

USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20)
Best Western Saddleback
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
September 29-October 4, 2019
Chaired by: Paul and Staci Schepers
Attendance: 57 total/32 shipmates
Highlights: From the somber trip through Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial, the boat trip on the river (too bad the locks were broke), the 45th Infantry museum, and the Western Heritage museum, I believe everyone enjoyed the scheduled tours. Then there was the free day to enjoy all the other sights and sounds of Oklahoma City. Some hit the casinos, don't know if anyone hit big, to enjoying a meal and a beverage or two on the downtown canal, there was plenty to do. As always, the hospitality room was busy with shipmates and friedns rehashing sea stories, with some new shipmates bring some new stories, to the band picking and grinning and enjoying a beverage or two. The band even had a guest singer from the Fiddler on the Roof troupe, that was playing in town, stop in and join them. The banquet meal was excellent and the auction with Pat Taylor, the joking auctioneer, kept the fun going.

USS GRAND CANYON (AD/AR-28)
Crowne Plaza
Warwick, Rhode Island
August 21-28, 2017
Chaired by: Wilson Chamberlin
Attendance: 98 total/54 shipmates
Highlights: Had Kisnet Guard for our Color Guard. Visited Naval Base for lunch and visited Sub Museum. Had our last captain surviving attend. He said only time he celebrated his birthday with a crew.

USS GREGORY (DD-802)
Bay Park Hotel
Monterey, California
April 22-26, 2018
Chaired by: Loy & Kathy Buley
Attendance: 23 total/12 shipmates
Highlights: Tours of Monterey, Pebble Beach, Carmel, 17 Mile Drive, Cannery Rowm Monterey Aquarium.

USS GURKE (DD-783) (Wardroom)
Embassy Suites
San Diego, California
April 24-26, 2015
Highlights: A reunion of the Wardroom of the USS Gurke was held at Embassy Suites, San Diego on April 24th thru 26th. Officers in attendance served in the lates 50's and early 60's. Those in attendance were Jim and Anna Elliot, Jon and Dorothy Fox, Will and Linda Gassett, Earle and Dorothy Hale, Alan and Kathy Haugner, Bill and Aileen Miller, Corky Nason, Bob and Ann Rennard, Allen and Ellen Ruth and Bill Wible. A banquet was held Friday night at Jaynes Gastropub with a special menu to celebrate "The Snake Survivors Reunion". On Saturday we toured the USS Essex, LHD-2. It was a great experience although a little tiring for old folks to walk and climb from Level 2 to Level 07 and back. Saturday night we had a wonderful seafood dinner at The Fish Market. The next reunion will be spring 2017. Click here for pictures.

USS GYATT (DD-712/DDG-1)
Belle of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
September 27-October 1, 2015
Chaired by: Thomas Fuller Á Fred Barata
Attendance: 56 total/28 shipmates
Highlights: This i sthe 20th reunion at the same city as the 1st reunion. Visited the W2 Museum in New Orleans, a plantation Á a swamp site. Visited the USS Kidd Á held our 2nd memorial service. At 1st service we read 1 names - at this service we read 778. Ship christened April 1945 decommissioned Oct. 1969. 1st missile destroyer.

USS HAGGARD (DD-555)
Holiday Inn Express
Mason City, Iowa
September 19-23, 2012
Chaired by: Earl L. Opheim
Attendance: 56 total/9 shipmates
Highlights: Touring Winnebago, Wind Farm, city of Mason City and Music Man Square. Memorial Service with the opening prayer written by deceased shipmate. Wreath presentation by four wives of deceased shipmates, reading of men who have died by shipmates. Remarks by sons and daughters of deceased shipmates including daughters who brought ashes of shipmate who planned to attend. He passed away three weeks before reunion.

USS HALE (DD-642)
Groton Inn and Suites
Groton, Connecticut
September 11-14, 2014
Chaired by: Paul Dillon
Attendance: 61 total/27 shipmates
Highlights: One plankowner Len Bryant attended. Toured the Sub Base by bus. Had a lunch at the Coast Guard Academy

USS HANK (DD-702)
Radisson
Branson, Missouri
September 20-23, 2017
Chaired by: William Skinner
Attendance: 40 total/18 shipmates
Highlights: The Veteran's Memorial at the College of the Ozarks is a stunning setting for a memorial service. Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede is a hoot! The Down Home Country Show was very entertaining and funny.

USS HARLAN R. DICKSON (DD-708)
Blennerhassett Hotel
Parkersburg, West Virginia
September 9-13, 2019
Chaired by: Ken Connell
Attendance: 36 total/15 shipmates
Highlights: Arrivals on 8th and 9th, business meeting on the 10th with free time. On 11th, toured Blennerhassett Museum and Henderson Hall. On the 12th, toured Blennerhassett Island with carrage ride and banquet that evening. Great time had by all. Farewells on Friday morning.

USS HARRY E. HUBBARD (DD-748)
Holiday Inn Bayside
San Diego, California
April 27-May 1, 2016
Chaired by: Jim Kelly
Attendance: 146 total/77 shipmates
Highlights: One or usually more shipmates who served onthe ship for 1950 thru 1969 decommissioning. Events included bus tour of San Diego proper and Coronado, memorial service at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, tour of USS Midway and a two hour San Diego Harbor Tour. The hotel staff bent over backwards to ensure we had a great experience as did San Diego Island Tours.

USS HARWOOD (DD-861)
Virginia Beach Resort Hotel
Virginia Beach, Virginia
September 20-23, 2018
Chaired by: Anthony Accatatta
Attendance: 68 total/34 shipmates
Highlights: Visits were made to the Mariners Museum, Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Little Creek Expeditionary Base, and cruised the sea side of Norfolk Naval Station aboard the Victory Rover. Capt. R. Marshall the last captain of the Harwood attended. Several dinners and banquets were held.

USS HAYNSWORTH (DD-700)
Radisson-Lackawanna Hotel
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Ocotber 4-8, 2017
Chaired by: James F. Horn RD1 58-60
Attendance: 36 total/11 shipmates
Highlights: Toured the following: Lackawanna Coal Mine (actual descent into mine), Lackawanna Electric Trolley Ride and Museum. Day 2-Steam Town National Park and Museum (actual tour and ride on the "Baldwin" No. 26 Stem Engine. Day 3-Houdini Museum and Magic Show. Fantastic! Memorial service for all of our departed shipmates at Scranton Courthouse Veterans Memorial. Day 4-banquet in Historic Lackawanna Station Radisson Hotel. Honored two attending shipmates (44-45) aboard DD-700 when hit ny Kamikazee on 4/6/1945.

USS HAZELWOOD (DD-531)
Guest House Inn
Nashville, Tennessee
April 26-29, 2017
Chaired by: Bruce Shilling
Attendance: 41 total/18 shipmates

Highlights: Great time had by all - 40 people attended. 18 sailors from the 1950's and 1960's. Sorry no WWI attended. Went to Grand Ole Opry and General Jackson's dinner cruise!! Hotel was great service and polite employees.

USS HENDERSON (DD-785)
Red Lion
Renton, Washington
August 25-30, 2015
Chaired by: Albert Meeds
Attendance: 48 total/19 shipmates
Highlights: Click here for picture

USS HENRY W. TUCKER (DD-875)
Guest House International Inn & Suites
Nashville, Tennessee
October 9-14, 2012
Chaired by: Ronald Holt
Attendance: 112 total/57 shipmates
Highlights: All attended the Grand Ole Opry on Friday evening and our banquet on Saturday evening.

USS HEPBURN (DE/FF-1055)
Crowne Plaza
San Diego, California
Match 5-8, 2020
Chaired by: Eric Larson / Al Ching
Attendance: 80 total/50 shipmates
Highlights:6 plankowners present. (commissioned 1969), including Capt. (Ret.) Stu Landersman, one other former CO present Capt. (Ret.) James Boland. Guest speaker VADM (Ret.) MacDonald, former office of the other reunion coordinator, BTCM Al Ching, both onboard around 1980.

USS HOLLISTER (DD-788)
Riverside Doubletree
Jacksonville, Florida
September 21-24, 2016
Chaired by: Lou Kerekgyarto
Attendance: 72 total/26 shipmates
Highlights: We held a memorial service at Veteran's Memorial Wall and then visited the Mayport Naval Station. We then tasted beer and a tour of the Anheuser-Bush Brewery. Next day was St. Augustine. We would up with a great banquet on Saturday.

USS HUGH PURVIS (DD-709)
Savannah Desoto
Savannah, Georgia
September 10-13, 2018
Chaired by: George Baker
Attendance: 102 total/54 shipmates
Highlights: Our visit to the Mighty 8th museum was our biggest highlight.

USS HUGH W. HADLEY (DD-774)
Hilton Airport Hotel
San Antonio, Texas
May 10-14, 2012
Chaired by: Thomas English
Attendance: 61 total/12 shipmates
Highlights:: This was our 19th reunion. A total of 61 attended the banquet, which included 12 shipmates. Another first, was the attendance of two families with four generations in attendance. We were also honored with the presence of Rear Admiral John Shepharo and his son. The Admiral was married to one of Hugh W. Hadley's daughters. We attended the Mission Church of San Jose, the fort at Sam Houston, visited the Riverwalk and enjoyed the barge ride on the river. We dined at the Republic of Texas Restaurant, visited the Texas Museum and the restaurant made famous by Teddy Roosevelt, The Buckhorn Saloon for lunches. The group was honored by a presentation by Ryan Richardson 514 a member of the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C. His talk and the responsibilities of the Honor Guards, was well presented and respectfully received by the attendees. This was our second visit to the San Antonio area. Another honor was given to the HADLEY by the Nimitz Museum of the Pacific. In our previous visit we presented that portion of the bridge containing twenty-five symbolic Japanese flags. This was the number of enemy aircraft destroyed by the HADLEY, 23 of them in the battle of May 11, when these planes were shot down in 90 minutes. Our latest honor was rendered when the USS HADLEY was informed that the Combat Information Center of the HADLEY was to become a permanent exhibit in honor of our victory on May 11, 1945. The room was dedicated to the HUGH W. HADLEY as an additional honor. Good-byes were said and honors rendered to retired Capt. Doug and Jeanne Aitken for all their work over the years. Marty Weible was also honored for attending all 19 of our reunions and to Frank Boffi for all his work with the Navy Union on our behalf. Future reunion plans have been turned over to the next generation and arrangements will soon be underway for our next reunion in 2014 at a location to be determined.

USS HUNT (DD-674)
Sanctuary Inn
Alpena, Michigan
September 7-12, 2016
Chaired by: Ronald Skibak
Attendance: 43 total/18 shipmates
Highlights: Glass bottom boat tour and memorial service on Lake Huron's Thunder Bay. Elk Reserve tour with dinner. Besser Museum tour and banquet dinner. Click here for photo.

USS HUSE (DE-451)
Royal St. Charles
New Orleans, Louisiana
October 15-18, 2017
Chaired by: David Perlstein
Attendance: 44 total/20 shipmates
Highlights: All shipmates arrive on Sunday, 15 October. For most of them it was the second time they came to New Orleans since 2012. It was also the 2nd time we stayed at the Royal St. Charles. Predictably, on Monday, we toured the WWII Museum for most of the day. On Tuesday and Wednesday we toured New Orleans on buses from which we hopped on and hopped off. It was 15 stops and most of us used the buses on Tuesday and Wednesday. A few walking tours were included, and, for an additional charge, we had a cemetery tour. Monday and Tuesday evenings all of us had dinners at two excellent restaurants. Our Farewell Banquet included a number of guests including the New Orleans Police Chief, Randy Fandal, and his wife. A good time was had be all including a son whose father served aboard the Huse in WWII as a Chief Petty Officer. Click here for photo.

USS HUTCHINS (DD-476)
Highlights: Bill Holmquist - Radioman 3/c, Ray Thomas - Electricians Mate 3/c, and Bill Clifford - Gunners Mate 2/c, along with their families gathered for the Final Reunion of the USS HUTCHINS (DD-476) Association in Seattle, July 3 – 5, 2012. Also present were Dane Nickerson, son of Lewis Nickerson (deceased), an original plank man aboard the Hutchins Colleen Timney, daughter of Frank Timney (deceased) and Larry Winchowky, son of Walt Winchowky (deceased) - Signalman 2/c.
A highlight of the event was touring the Boeing Factory and its Future of Flight exhibit, (the largest building in the world by volume!), and a preview of the company’s newest addition to its fleet, the Dreamliner 787.
On the 4 th of July, the group attended the Seattle Mariners game where the USS HUTCHINSs and her crew was honored during the opening pitch ceremony. (See mlb.com search Bill Clifford Opening pitch, for the very touching video)
The grand finale - closing day started with a ferry ride to Bremerton where the ship was decommissioned on November 23, 1945. The group conducted a memorial service from the fantail of the museum ship USS TURNER JOY, then enjoyed a banquet luncheon in the mess hall. Tom Danaher, Public Affairs Officer, and CDR Charles Grasse from the Naval Base Kitsap joined the group, and were enlightened by reminiscings from the shipmates.
Bill Clifford concluded the day with a flawless rendition of “The Battle of Surigao Straits”, one of the songs written by crew members during WWII.
Despite its bittersweet moments, the final reunion was a great success and a good time was had by all! The HUTCHINS and the service of these WWII veterans will never be forgotten! Here’s to smooth sailing for everyone! Anchors Aweigh!

USS HYMAN (DD-732)
Best Western Merry Manor
South Portland, Maine
September 9-16, 2018
Chaired by: Ted Clark
Attendance: 76 total/28 shipmates
Highlights: Harbor cruise in Casco Bay to Portland Head Lighthouse. Trip to Bath Iron Works where the Hyman was built in 1943-44. The river tour was very good. The third Zumwalt class ship was there. Also two other ships in progress. We ate lobster every day if we wanted to. Very good reunion.

USS INGERSOLL (DD-652/990)
Radisson
Charleston, South Carolina
September 27-30, 2012
Chaired by: Don Molowcki
Attendance: 58 total/28 shipmates
Highlights: The day before our reunion officially started our shipmate, Red Commerford, arranged a tour of the "Hunley". The tour was well worth seeing. On Friday we took a brief tour of Charleston, SC, then went to see Fort Sumpter. Lunch was at A.W. Shucks and shopping at the market. After this our tour took us to the Magnolia Plantation. Saturday we had our meeting and banquet. We were fortunate to have Carolyn and DeWitt Beelar (daughter and son-in-law of shipmate, Harold Cheetum and wife Shirley) to entertain us while photos were being taken. After the banquet meal our entertainment was the "Plantation Singers".

USS INGRAHAM (DD-694)
Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
Norfolk, Virginia
September 26-29, 2018
Chaired by: William J. Kradelman
Attendance: 60 total/30 shipmates
Highlights: Great tour of the Naval Base, cruise around the base and local sites, a great meal in an historic spot - Freemason Abbey. Hours of friendship, memories and some tall tales. Great reunion.

USS JAMES C. OWENS (DD-776)
Millenium Maxwell House
Nashville, Tennessee
September 25-29, 2019
Chaired by: Edward Ftorski
Attendance: 54 total/21 shipmates
Highlights: Weather was great and tours were interesting. Hospitality room is where it is always great to be with shipmates, spouses and guests.

USS JARVIS (DD-799)
Riverside Hotel and Casino
Laughlin, Nevada
October 23-27, 2011
Chaired by: Tony Kubat
Attendance: 25 total/11 shipmates
Highlights: Room prices, show price, meal prices, hospitality room was great. River cruise, Rte. 66 Museum, back road ride to Oatman, AZ on Rte. 66. Hotel staff took good care of us. There was much more to do besides gambling, car museum, movies in the hotel, food was good.

USS JEFFERS (DD-621/DMS-27)
Comfort Inn & Suites
Danville, Virginia
September 18-21, 2016
Chaired by: Bobby Johnson and his family of Alan, Keith & Kelly Johnson
Attendance: 19 total/3 shipmates
Highlights: The usual goodie bags of treats and info were handed out. Refreshments and snacks always available in the hospitality room. A great big finely prepared BBQ Pork, with all the fixins, was served by the expert chef Keith johnson on Sunday evening.

We visited the "Poplar Forest Home" of Thomas Jefferson at Forest, VA. We then travelled to Bedford, VA, to the "D-Day Memorial". This was the hilite of the day. If ever anyone is in this area, it is worth the visit. Dinner this evening was at the "Peak of Otter Lodge" on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

A visit today was to the "Vanville Veterans Memorial". This ia a memorial to all veterans of all wars. We then toured the Sutherlin Mansion in Danville. This evening was spent at "Winstead Lodge" on Oak Moutain. It is owned by Phillip Winstead and he so graciously provided us with a steak dinner followed by home churned strawberry ice cream. Upon darkness, he put on a hugh fireworks display. We had a wonderful time deep in the forest on the mountain.

Wednesday was an open day. Some went shopping, others spent some time at two local wineries, tasting and buying. Our banquet was held at "The Stratford House". A first class hospital corpsman, Smith, 93 years young, gave us a talk on his time (23 days) on the beaches of Normany tending the wounded. The colors were presented and retrieved by a local high school ROTC unit.

Goodbys the next morning and we will see you all in Branson, MO, in 2017.

USS JENKINS (DD-447)
Fairfield Hotel
Kingsburg, California
May 16-20, 2012
Chaired by: Maury Nyberg
Attendance: 45 total/32 shipmates
Highlights: Kingsburg is a Swedish town. The Swedish Parade was on a Saturday. The float the JENKINS crew was on won second place on Swedish Themes.

USS JOHN A. BOLE (DD-755)
Town & Country
San Diego, California
September 12 to 14, 2013
Chaired by: Ron Berry
Attendance: 74 total/37 shipmates
Highlights: Tour of USS Midway, Coronado Beach

USS JOHN KING (DDG-3)
Quality Inn-Mystic
Mystic, Connecticut
September 9-13, 2019
Chaired by: Edward Garrett and Matt Cummings
Attendance: 75 total/45 shipmates
Highlights: Great time had by all. Many new John King vets from the 80s and 90s. Attended a very moving 9/11 memorial service at the Nautilus Museum. All hands enjoyed a trip to a local micro brewery and the local casinos. Special thanks to TCS for the gift donations for the first night pizza party. We will meet again in 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

USS JOHN R. CRAIG (DD-885)
Double Tree by Hilton
Bloomington, Minnesota
September 5-9, 2018
Chaired by: Don Hamilton
Attendance: 43 total/23 shipmates
Highlights: Our ship's 28th reunion was in Bloomington, Minnesota. We had a bus tour of the Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area. We visited the home of the Minnesota Vikings and the Mall of America. The musical, Beehive, brought back memories of the songs of the 1960s. A Paddlewheeler dinner cruise on Lake Minnetonka was a great treat. Our dinner dance was on Friday with a DJ. Goodbyes were on Sunday. Thank you Tin Can Sailors for the reunion raffle items.

USS JOHN R. PIERCE (DD-753)
Village Inn Event Center
Clemmons, North Carolina
October 1-4, 2013
Chaired by: Keith D. Brauer
Attendance: 78 total/35 shipmates
Highlights: A wonderful time was had by all, renewing old friendships and making new ones. The weather was perfect, 70s to low 80's. We held our memorial service at the hotel outside in the garden area. The hospitality room was always in use during the open hours. Restaurants and activities ere close by and a very large shopping mall one exit away. The highlight of the reunion was the memorial service. We had the duet "Only Grace" sing as the members came to the memorial and to sing as the service was over. But, no one left, the girls had to stop singing before anyone would leave. It was indeed a grand reunion. Click here for photo .

USS JOHN W. THOMASON (DD-760)
Magnusun Grand
South Bend, Indiana
July 25-28, 2012
Chaired by: Howard Barrett
Attendance: 74 total/40 shipmates
Highlights: A great time was had by all. Visited Jayco RV, Shipshewana, IN, Studebaker Museum, Notre Dame Campus, College Football Hall of Fame and many fine restaurants, highlighted by a reunion banquet and memorial service.

USS JOHN W. WEEKS (DD-701)
Sheraton Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
September 13-17, 2017
Chaired by Phil Varner
Attendance 70 total/33 shipmates
Highlights:Wednesday evening we gathered in the hospitality room for our welcome meeting and introduction to the city of Pittsburgh, Thursday we toured the Heinz History Museum followed by lunch at the city's famous Strip District. Friday we enjoyed a river boat cruise and buffet lunch aboard the Gateway Clipper. We cruised the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohia rivers taking in the Pittsburgh skyline and surrounding points of interest. Saturday evening we wrapped up the reunion with our annual banquet and auction to fund the USS John W. Weeks Museum located in beautiful Lancaster, NH. Sunday morning it was time for tearful farewells until we all meet again next year in Asheville, NC.

USS JOHN YOUNG (DD-973)
DoubleTree Hotel Riverside
Jacksonville, Florida
March 29-31, 2019
Chaired by: Michael Trotta and Joe Robledo
Attendance: 15 total/10 shipmates
Highlights: USS John Young veterans met in Jacksonville for a reunion and to discuss their next event for 2021. Thre was a meet and greet and guests took a tour of the area by the water. The Jacksonville Jaguar cheerleaders greeted guests at the meet and greet. All photos posted on the website at dd973.org.

USS JOHNSTON (DD-821)
Town & Country Inn & Suites
Charleston, South Carolina
May 7-11, 2018
Chaired by: Robert Nava
Attendance: 58 total/32 shipmates
Highlights: Our hotel & staff was wonderful. We visited the Patriot's Point, Ft. Sumter, Ft. Moultrie and a plantation. A great time was had by all. Headed to Savannah, GA in 2019.

USS JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, JR. (DD-850)
Hampton Inn
Westport, Massachusetts
October 6-9, 2011
Chaired by: Ray Samson
Attendance: 28 total/14 shipmates
Highlights: Memorial Service held aboard the KENNEDY at Battleship Cove, Fall River, Massachusetts. Banquet held at White's of Westport. All agreed to support another October reunion for 2012. Thanks to all crew members and their families and the Tin Can Sailors for their raffle items.

USS JOSEPH STRAUSS (DDG-16)
Doubletree by Hilton
South Bend, Indiana
October 19-23, 2016
Chaired by: Charlie McDonald
Attendance: 86 total/42 shipmates
Highlights: The reunion kicked off with a reception at my home in Granger, IN, on Wednesday evening. On Thursday, we toured the campus of Notre Dame University, had lunchat Tippecanoe Place (studebaker family home), and visited the St. Joseph County Military Honor Park and Museum. Friday took us to the St. Joseph County Vietnam Veterans Memorial, St. Paul's Memorial United Methodist Church, the Studebaker National Museum where we had catered lunch and topped off the tour at the South Bend Chocolate factory.

Friday night dinner was a football themed dinner at which there was a surprise meeting between the Strauss shipmates and some members of Sub Unit One of the 1st ANGLICO Marine Corps group. During the period of 31 March - 5 April 1972 USS Joseph Strauss DDG-16 and her sister ship USS Buchanan DDG-14 were instrumental in saving the lives of this Marine Detachment in I Corps near the DMZ as the NVAA invaded the south in full force.

Saturday's banquet saw colors and a Memorial service by Miller's Vets. this is a group of homeless veterans who was founded by Robert L. Miller, Sr., a wounded WWI Navy Veteran and retired Superior Court Judge. LCDR Miller addressed the attendees and spoke about how Miller's Vets and the Robert L. Miller, Sr. Veterans Center came about. Click here for photo.

For more information on Miller's Vets: http://www.millersvets.com

USS KEPPLER (DD/DDE-765)
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, September 20-24, 2017, in conjunction with Tin Can Sailors
Miami, Florida, October, 2017
Highlights: The USS Keppler DD/DDE-765 was proudly represented at the 2017 Tin Can Sailors Reunion in Valley Forge, PA. Many are looking forward to the 2018 Tin Can Sailors reunion in Buffalo, New York.
In addition, the USS Keppler DD-DD-765 had a successful annual reunion in 2017 with a total of 27 people meeting in Miami, Florida, after Hurrican Irma on October 5, 2017, at the Holiday Inn located directly across the street from the Bayside marketplace. On October 6th, the group went on a tour of the South Beach area followed by a delicious lunch. The tour ended with a 90-minute tour of Biscayne Bay. Then, on Saturday morning, our group left on a fantastic 8-night cruise aboard the Carnival Vista to the Dominican Republic (2 ports), Aruba and Curacao. While on the cruise, our groupp gathered for a business meeting as well as our annual Memorial service. In addition, Carnival conducted a memorable and poignant tribute to all branches of the U.S. Military.
For 2018, the USS Keppler DD/DD-765 will set sail from New York City on a 7-night voyabe to Bermuda on May 20, 2018 a day or two prior to that cruise, our group plans to gather at a hotel in New Jersey. If anyone wants information, they should email [email protected] or call Stephen Mooney at (732) 280-2949. Click here for picture.

USS KIMBERLY (DD-521)
Landmark
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
October 19-23, 2014
Chaired by: George G. Scott
Attendance: 18 total/8 shipmates
Highlights: Everyone had a good time.

USS KLONDIKE (AD/AR-22)
Holiday Inn Riverwalk
San Antonio, Texas
September 13-16, 2019
Chaired by: Dennis Case
Attendance: 51 total/26 shipmates
Highlights: We toured the city of San Antonio, the Mission, and the Mercado. We also toured Fort Sam Houston Joint Base with a guide from the base.

USS KNAPP (DD-653)
Hilton Beachfront Hotel
Melbourne, Florida
June 12-14, 2016
Chaired by: Pete Smith
Attendance: 25 total/11 shipmates
Highlights: Over the last 12 years, I have planned and hosted 8 reunions for our Navy group. My overal experience with the Hilton Beachfront Hotel in Melbourne, FL, was the best of all of them. The entire staff is very friendly and extremely well trained. My lunch and dinner experience was very good and our banquet meal was outstanding. The rooms, hallwyas, and all areas of the hotel were very clean. It is right on the beach and all rooms had a geat view. I highly recommend this property for anyone planning a reunion.

USS KNUDSON (APD-101)
Radisson Beachside
Corpus Christi, Texas
May 14-16, 2017
Chaired by: Wayne Reynolds
Attendance: 12 total/5 shipmates
Highlights: During our stay we visited the USS Lexington (CV-16). Held our banquet the night of May 16. Due to the small amount of shipmates the decision was mad to discontinue USS Knudson reunions.

USS LAFFEY (DD-724)
Quality Inn & Suites at Patriot's Point
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
September 28-October 1, 2014
Chaired by: Jill Michel/Sonny Walker
Attendance: 138 total/65 shipmates
Highlights: Trip to Tea Plantation. Memorial Tree & Plaque Dedication at Patriot's Point. Memorial Service aboard Laffey. Guest Speaker at banquet was Major General James Livingston, USMC (Ret.), Medal of Honor recipient (Vietnam). Very inspiring. A great time was had by all.

USS LEARY (DD-879)
Desert Diamond Casino and Entertainment
Tucson, Arizona
September 11-15, 2019
Chaired by: Al Redden
Attendance: 38 total/20 shipmates
Highlights: We toured Pima Air and Space Museum, the Mini Time Machine Museum, San Xavier Mission, the Gas Light Theater and Tucson Presidio. We also dined at several restaurants in Tucson. This was the 26th reunion for the Leary. We are going to Harrisburg, PA in 2020.

USS LEWIS (DE-535)
Best Western Ramkota
Rapid City, South Dakota
September 7-11, 2015
Chaired by: Donald L. Kuhn
Attendance:27 total/11 shipmates
Highlights: The many attractions available to observe, such as Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Air & Space Museum

Liberty Call Charleston (SC DESRON 3)
Econo Lodge Goose Creek
Goose Creek, South Carolina
April 8-10, 2016
Chaired by: Jim Kvam (Unit Skipper)
Attendance: 45 total/22 shipmates
Highlights: Unit provided hospitality room for all shipmates and guests. Old fashioned Navy breakfast was held and a tour of Patriot's Point was held. To cap off a great day, a banquet was held and door prizes were awarded to the lucky ticket holders. Music provided by local DJ Brian "Bat" Masterson.

USS LLOYD THOMAS (DD/DDE-764)
Holiday Inn-Riverwalk
San Antonio, Texas
February 24-27, 2019br> Chaired by: Scott Sheffer
Attendance: 51 total/26 shipmates
Highlights: We toured a C5M aircraft at the 433rd airlift wing, Lackland AFB, then visited the Toyota truck plant. We visited the National Museum of the Pacific War,and dedicated memorial bricks to our ship's namesake, the three Vietnam cmbat casualties, and to those of ships compnay who have gone on before us. The last day we spent on the San Antonio riverwalk seeing the sights. There is a lot to see in the San Antonio area, and we hope to return someday.

USS LOFBERG (DD-759)
Embassy Suites
Albuquerque, New Mexico
September 26-30, 2019
Chaired by: Fred Shields
Attendance: 16 total/8shipmates
Highlights: Last ship's reunion!! We toured Santa Fe, Route 66 with it's old motels and restaurants. Also toured Albuquerque. We had great tours with Tour New Mexico. We will be going with Tin Can Sailors next year.

USS LOWRY (DD-770)
Holiday Inn
Virginia Beach, Virginia
September 24-27, 2014
Chaired by: Bob Bishop and Earl Floyd
Attendance: 80 total/37 shipmates
Highlights: Had 51 people tour Norfolk, NOB and MacArthur Memorial with lunch on the base. Second tour was on the Wisconsin Battleship, Nauticus Museum, River Tour up to NOB with lunch on the trips. Saturday had supper at the hotel. At our meeting Sat. afternoon voted for Philly for 2016.

USS LYMAN K. SWENSON (DD-729)
The Queen Mary
Long Beach, California
September 26 to 29, 2013
Chaired by: David and Donna Wertz
Attendance: 122 total/45 shipmates
Highlights: Our 25th annual reunion. The Queen Mary was a historical venue and had many activities on board and a complimentary bus to downtown Long Beach. Everyone boarded buses and was taken to Newport Beach for a Champagne Brunch on John Wayne's yacht, The Wild Goose, along with Roger's Gardens and Fashion Island.

USS MADDOX (DD-731)
Crown Plaza Airport
Kenner, Louisiana
September 19-21, 2019
Chaired by: Bob Wannamker
Attendance: 43 total/26 shipmates
Highlights: This was our 30th Reunion, should say our 30th celebration. As always great getting together. This year we had a few new members attending. While in New Orleans, members took the opportunity to take paddlewheelers on the Mississippi or took in the music in the French Quarters. Once again, the hospitality room was the place to sit and talk, Never get tired of listening to sea stories. On Friday, our bus tour took us to the World War II Museum. A self guided tour and watched the movie Beyond All Borders. Saturday night we had our banquet. Our guest speaker was a Lt. in the Coast Guard, a helicopter pilot who told of his many duties and adventures while serving. Sunday morning, our farewell breakfast. Afterwards we said our goodbyes and wishes for safe travels. Our 2020 reunion will be held in Harrisburg "Hershey", Pennsylvania.

USS MAHAN (DD-364, DLG-11/DDG-42)
Hilton Garden Inn
Columbus, Georgia
October 2-6, 2019
Chaired by: Gary White
Attendance: 49 total/30 shipmates
Highlights: The group enjoyed tours to Fort Benning and an MIA2 Abrams tak simulator experience, the FDR White House at Warm Springs, the National Civil War Naval Museum, National Infantry museum and a guided tour of Andersonville POW Camp and Museum. All of the shipmates and guests had a great time and are looking forward to San Antonio in 2020. Click here for pictures.

USS MANLEY (DD-940) Association
Red Lion Hotel
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
September 13-17, 2017
Chaired by: Harold Kane
Highlights: The USS Manley (DD940) Association had another successful reunion. This time it was in Harrisburg, PA. We arrived on Wednesday, September 13 for a welcome aboard buffet dinner. The next day we went to the Gettysburg National Military Park to tour the grounds and visit the museum. We held our memorial service at the Visitors Center with the assistance of American Legion Post 321. We had our business meeting after the return from Gettysburg where the members voted to have the next two reunions in May of 2019 and September of 2020. Friday was a free day and many of the members visited the Hershey attractions and Amish country. Saturday evening we had our banquet at the Red Lion and then Sunday morning had our farewell breakfast as everyone headed for home. The host venue was the Red Lion Hotel. The service at the Red Lion could not have been better. We never heard the word NO. Our thanks to GM Randy Stuart, Director of Group Sales Brenda Ryneski and Convention Service Manager Mike Ross. The Gettysburg trip was handled by Premier1Limousine with Erick Fredenburg as the account executive. We had Calypso Entertainment for both evening dinner events. Bill and Tim were fabulous. Regardless of everything that happened it was one person who convinced the USS Manley Association to have the reunion in Harrisburg. We first met Sandy Stewart of the Harrisburg Convention and Visitor's Bureau at a planner's convention in 2014. She was always available for the Manley including a trip to Gettysburg as part of the planning and decision process. Without her most able assistance the reunion would not have been in Harrisburg. On behalf of the USS Manley (DD 940) Association I would like to offer a most sincere WELL DONE to all in Harrisburg who made this reunion a success. I can't thank Vice President Ross McCalip and Secretary/Treasurer Bill Wyatt enough for all of their assistance, support and encouragement in order to make the reunion the success that it was.

USS MANLEY (DD-940) Breakaway Group
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
Charleston, South Carolina
May 27-31, 2019
Chaired by: Phil Fuller, Charlie Cooper and Jones
Attendance: 35 total/27 shipmates
Highlights: 2019 Breakaway Group reunion has come and gone. Many new faces. Phil Fuller did a great job of finding a wonderful hotel. Charleston, South Carolina is a beautiful city. Shipmates of all ages had a great time. Highlight of the week was an evening dinner cruise in Charleston Bay. Everyone loved it. Looking forward to 2020 at Bay City, Michigan.

USS MANSFIELD (DD-728)
Hampton Inn
Westport/Fall River, Massachusetts
September 10-13, 2014
Chaired by: Tom Harper
Attendance: 52 total/26 shipmates
Highlights: Visited Battleship Cove. Toured the "Breakers" (a mansion) in Newport, ri. Visited Naval War College Museum. On the 13th had a memorial service in Hyannis for Richard C. Archer, MM2, KIA 25 September 1967, Operation Sea Dragon, NVN. He'll never be forgotten by this crew.

USS McCAFFERY (DD/DDE-860)
Crown Plaza
Charleston, South Carolina
October 25-29, 2018
Chaired by: Ron Trippett
Attendance: 105 total/58 shipmates
Highlights: Tour of Patriots Point, dinner cruise, oldies band, dance and theater group at banquet. Due to decrease in attendance we will be joining Tin Can Sailors for future reunions.

USS McCLOY (DD/FF-1038)
Embassy Suites at Baltimore/Washington Airport
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
October 19-21, 2018
Chaired by: Peter Russo
Attendance: 60 total/36 shipmates
Highlights: Shipmates ages ranged from 76 years old to 51. One former commanding office. 2 plank owners (ship commissioned in 1963). Excellent hotel for a reunion.

USS McGOWAN (DD-678)
Quality Inn & Suites
Millville, New Jersey
September 24-27, 2018
Chaired by: John Goodman
Attendance: 14 total/7 shipmates
Highlights: Millville Army Airfield Museum and Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center.

USS MEREDITH (DD-434/726/890)
Cambria
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
October 16-20, 2019
Chaired by: Bill Bryant
Attendance: 50 total/22 shipmates
Highlights: The 2019 USS Meredith Reunion was held in Charleston, SC on October 16th-20th. On arrival day Wednesday, we held the Welcome Dinner at the Charleston Crab House on Johns Island for a crab, shrimp and fish dinner. After breakfast Thursday morning we hopped on the bus for a city tour of Charleston, lunch and free time at the Old City Market. We had a free day Friday before our banquet that evening where we honored out shipmates that had passed this past year. After breakfast Saturday morning, we boarded the bus for Patriot's Point to tour the USS Yorktown and Fort Sumter. It was a rainy day and I'm sure we would have toured the fort a lot more in detail if it hadn't rained. We had lunch in the Chief Petty Officers Galley on the Yorktown. Of course, what seems to be the highlight of the reunions is the hospitality room where we enjoy reuniting with friends and shipmates, and our snack and beverages. The 2020 reunion will be held at the Holiday Inn Downtown in the Mobile, AL Historic District. The dates will be October 28-November 1, 2020. The hotel is located at 301 Government St. in Mobile, AL. More informaton will follow soon. Until then Fair Winds and Following Seas my shipmates.

USS MILLER (DD-535)
Millenium Hotel
Buffalo, New York
September 14-18, 2015
Chaired by: Eleanor and Roy Klock
Attendance: 50 total/22 shipmates
Highlights: Buffalo Naval Museum. Trip on Erie Canal Locks, etc. Niagara Falls (US side), ride on "Maid of the Mist". Bus/windshield tours of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY. A "visit" including a tasting "experience" at a local winery and vineyard. The Millenium Hotel and their services were outstanding! They treat military reunions as special groups.

USS MOALE (DD-693)
Millinnium
Buffalo, New York
June 16-20, 2015
Chaired by: Butch Wentz
Attendance: 27 total/20 shipmates
Highlights: Niagara Falls. Naval Park, Buffalo.

USS MONSSEN (DD-798)
Ramada Inn
Waterloo, Iowa
September 9-12, 2012
Chaired by: Marjorie Lemster
Attendance: 30 total/15 shipmates
Highlights: Toured John Deere Assembly Plant, had lunch and a tour of the Sullivan Brothers Museum. Memorial service was held at Veterans memorial Hall on Cedar River with local VFW representatives. Banquet & mystery play at Brown Bottle Ristorante.

USS MORRISON (DD-560)
Homewood Suites
Reno, Nevada
May 1-5, 2015
Chaired by: Keith Beckett
Attendance: 21 total/1 shipmates
Highlights:
Fellowship and special memorial venue at Carmel of Reno 5/4/15.

Lunch at Howard Á Bath Buchler's on 5/2/15.

Fun of annual banquet 5/3/15.

USS MORTON (DD-948)
Holiday Inn, Buffalo Airport, NY
Cheektowaga, New York
May 27-30, 2015
Chaired by: Terry Mahany and Edwina Morton Thirsher
Attendance: 83 total/45 shipmates
Highlights: We held our opening reception on May 27. On May 28, 66 of us took a short cruise on the Erie Canal followed by a buffet lunch at the Canal. The next day, 65 attendees went to Niagara Falls and visited a number of different attractions on the American side. Upon returning to the hotel, we held our raffle of various items donated by those in attendance. On Saturday, May 30, we first went to the Frank Lloyd Wright designed house "Graycliff", and then on to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park where 3 museum ships were open for visitors. We had a buffet lunch on the fantail of the USS Little Rock (CLG-4). At the closing banquet held on May 30, shipmatesw voted to hold the next reunion (2017) in Portland, Maine.

USS MURRAY (DD/DDE-576)
Sea Mist Resort
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
September 27 - October 1, 2017
Chaired by: Neil Den Bleyker
Attendance: 22 total/10 shipmates
Highlights: The weather was perfect. The crew and family enjoyed a dinner cruise on inland waterway about the Barefoot Princess. The cruise was for all Murray crew and family only. It was a wonderful experience!

USS MYLES C. FOX (DD/DDR-829)
Hampton Inn Westport
Westport, Massachusetts
September 10-14, 2018
Chaired by: James Mohr
Attendance: 63 total/28 shipmates
Highlights: The 'ships company' and guests visited Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA Plymouth Plantation and Plymouth Rock and National Association of Destroyer Veterans office/museum/store, Somerset, MA. During our luncheon aboard the USS Massachusetts BB-59, "Plank Owner" Normand Dooley, RD3 (45-46) spoke on the World War II service of USS Myles C. Fox DD-829. The banquet was held at White's of Westport with ten members of the family of 1st Lt. Myles Crosby Fox, USMC in attendance. Several of whom spoke about their uncle, a war hero, and his service to our Country. The Fox family presented a book "The Yard: Building a Destroyer At The Bath Iron Works" by Michael S. Sanders to the association. The next reunion will be in April 2020 at New Orleans, LA. Shipmates and guests came from: California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia. Click here for pictures.

NEWPORT DEALEYS (DE-1006, 1014, 1015, 1021, 1022, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030)
Holiday Inn and Conference Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia
September 12-15, 2019
Chaired by: Charles Lawing
Attendance: 60 total/33 shipmates
Highlights: Our 21st Newport Dealeys reunion was once again a memorable event with a gathering of shipmates of 55 to 60 years ago. Memories of shipmates lost over the years were honored. Side tours of the Mariners Museum, the Tour Boat "Victory Rover" and the Nautilus in Norfolk were the main highlights.

USS NICHOLAS (DDE-449/FFG-47)
Town and Country Inn and Suites
Charleston, South Carolina
October 23-27, 2019
Chaired by: Bill Linn
Attendance: 81 total/37 shipmates
Highlights: Click here for highlights and picture.

USS NOA (DD-343/DD-841)
Copeland Towers
New Orleans, Louisiana
September 11-15, 2018
Chaired by: Larry & Pam Robbins
Attendance: 35 total/20 shipmates
Highlights: The WWII Museum was great. Tour of city was very interesting. Steamboat Natchez was very nice. The sailors and wives enjoyed the information you sent. Thank you.

USS NORRIS (DD/DDE-859)
Tropicana
Atlantic City, New Jersey
September 17-20, 2019
Chaired by: Edward Mehl
Attendance: 56 total/24 shipmates
HighlightsEveryone arrived early so we had a wonderful hospitality room gathering. Our outing took us to the Battleship New Jersey with lunch on the fantail. Followed by a trip to the historical area of Philadelphia to see Congressional Hall and the Liberty Bell. A fine banquet was served by Carmines of New York at the hotel.

USS O'BANNON (DD/DDE-450, DD-987)
DoubleTree by Hilton
Colorado Springs, Colorado
September 18-22, 2013
Chaired by: Richard L. Bohmer
Attendance: 47 total/30 shipmates
Highlights: Elected new officers for the USS O'BANNON Shipmates Association for the next two years. Next reunions are planned for San Diego--2014 and Nashville--2015. Toured the Air Force Academy, train ride through Royal Gorge and Garden of the Gods.

USS O'BRIEN (DD-727)
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel and Suites, Charleston Airport
North Charleston, South Carolina
Spetember 13-18, 2016
Chaired by: Herschel Luckinbill
Attendance: 78 total/62 shipmates
Highlights: Great time had by all. Visited YORKTOWN (CVS-10), USS LAFFEY (DD-724), dinner cruise, Magnolia Plantation, Fort Sumter and held our memorial service at the Ciradel Chapel. Saturday night banquet with Farewells until next year's reunion in Clear Lake, Texas.

USS ORLECK (DD-886)
Hotel-Airport Holiday Inn, Erlanger, Kentucky
June 20-June 24, 2012
Chaired by: Robert L. Orleck
Attendance: 170total/68 shipmates
Highlights: We had a great reunion in Northern Kentucky , one of our best! Opened with registration in our spacious hospitality room and served Cincinnati Chili. . Also had breakfast each day as part of the registration in the hospitality room!
Did two optional events! June 20, 55 went to the Kentucky Horse Park and on June 24 th 52 people witnessed the Reds/Twins Major League Baseball Game. In pre-game our men Norman Terrell, Chet Cernac, Louis Jagucki (plank owner) and Chas Staples led by Dennis Cantwell were the Color Guard for the National Anthem sung by Marie Mazziotti, our entertainer from New York. On YouTube if you are interested.
Did a luncheon cruise down the Ohio River on a Paddlewheel Boat with a hired banjo player! First banquet was as the Newport Hofbraushaus, an authentic German Beer Garden. Second Banquet was at the Hotel with Marie entertaining, speaker and an auction. Third Banquet was at Wright Patterson Air Force, National Aeronautics Museum with the curator, Terry Aitken, speaking, active Air Force Color Guard and entertainment by the Air Force Band, Systems Go. Outstanding night! Unbelievable historic aircraft! On Saturday afternoon attended the Cincinnati Museum (WWII) the Museum of Natural History and the Creation Museum . Our Memorial Service was outstanding at the Newport Peace Bell where we had the Newport Police Honor Guard and Chaplain led service. The reunion ended with a Chaplain led church service and breakfast. Next Reunion San Diego in 2014!

USS PAUL F. FOSTER (DD-964)
Golden Nugget
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 26-29, 2012
Chaired by: Byron Sayre
Attendance: 69 total/41 shipmates
Highlights: During the reunion we caught up with old friends, met new friends and made many decisions about the future of our organization, including electing new leadership. Highlights were definitely the Pool Party and Saturday Night Dinner. The raffle at the dinner proved to be popular with lots of prizes given away.

USS PERKINS (DD-877)
Embassy Suites
Grapevine, Texas
October 17-20, 2017
Chaired by: Billy and Sue Orr
Attendance: 38 total/17 shipmates
Highlights: Three shipmates attended for the first time. Three widows of shipmates attended honoring their departed spouses.

USS PERRY (DD-844)
Holiday Inn Downtown
Mobile, Alabama
November 7-11, 2019
Chaired by: Ken Annino
Attendance: 74 total/34 shipmates
Highlights: Major highlight was a Blue Angels show at the NAS Pensacola.

USS PETERSON (DD-969)
Doubletree
Virginia Beach, Virginia
April 21-23, 2017
Chaired by: Scott Peterson and Chris Vargas
Attendance: 108 total/108 shipmates (44 plank owners)
Highlights: Two COs attended, the plank owner CO and a CO that previously served on the Peterson as a plank owner. Dinner banquet with large screen presentation and raffle. Two speakers, retired Admiral Chadwick and active duty Captain Chadwick (son).

USS PICKING (DD-685)
Loews
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 2-5, 2013
Chaired by: Anthony & Florence Cellucci
Attendance: 94 total/50 shipmates
Highlights: In September, 2013, we celebrated our 26th reunion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our reunion included a trip to Gettysburg, the Battleship New Jersey in Camden, NJ, as well as a tour of Philadelphia's historic sites.
It was a fun filled week of reminiscing and updating as well as making plan for the 2015 Reunion in Colorado Springs. Click here for a group picture.

USS POWER (DD-839)
DoubleTree St. Louis Westport
St. Louis, Missouri
September 15-19, 2019
Chaired by: John S. Pinto
Attendance: 55 total/26 shipmates
Including shipmates from USS Harwood, USS Fraiser & USS Long Beach
Highlights: USS Power DD-839 23rd reunion started off with a welcome aboard buffet and a cake cutting ceremony with first shipmate to board the ship and the last shipmate to leave the ship. We had over 50 door prizes to raffle off. We also had bingo for the ladies. The following days we had tours of the Gateway Arch, Missouri History Museum, Boeing Prologue Room, Soldiers Memorial Military Museum and Missouri History Museum. We had our lunches both days at River City Casino and Lumiere Casino which was a good idea as they offer good food at a reasonable price. Our farewell dinner started with the Cleveland Jr. Naval Academy performing the Color Guard Duties followed by the Two Bell Ceremony. After dinner we were entertained by song and dance man Ron Camron who kept up intrigued with stories and songs of the Rat Pack, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and many others. The hotel had the best plated dinner of beef, chicken, and salmon that we have ever tasted. Our hotel service was excellent including dining, hotel rooms, hospitality rooms and a good breakfast each morning. Next years reunion will be May 18-22, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina.

USS PURDY (DD-734)
Crowne Plaza - Airport
Indianapolis, Indiana
September 12-16, 2018
Chaired by: William Dow
Attendance: 50 total/22 shipmates
Highlights: Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Museum. 9/11 memorial, civil war museum and tour of Indianapolis itself. Lunches at Shapiro's Deli and City Market. Accent Indy was tour company. Great job, hotel was very nice and very hospitable.

USS RADFORD (DD-446)
Holiday Inn South
Baton Rouge, Louisianna
October 12-16, 2011
Chaired by: Chuck Parsons
Attendance: 89 total/50 shipmates
Highlights: USS KIDD & Memorial Service were excellent. Hotel was very accommodating and bus drivers were friendly and cautious with their driving. Our day trip to New Orleans was a lot of fun. We recommend Baton Rouge with a day trip to the USS ORLECK in Lake Charles. Click here for photo.

USS RICH (DD-820)
Ramada
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
May 1-5, 2017
Chaired by: Paul Angelicchio
Attendance: 130 total/65 shipmates
Highlights: We had tours of Fullingwater, Flight 93, Que Creek and FT Ligonier. Our shipmates and guests enjoyed the small town anbiance tht Ligonier provides. We finished the reunion with our annual meeting Thursday morning and our Banquet Thursday evening.

USS RICHARD B. ANDERSON (DD-786)
Ramada Inn Metairie
New Orleans Area, Louisiana
September 17-21, 2014
Chaired by: Kent Phemister
Attendance: 68 total/36 shipmates
Highlights: Out reunion hotel was conveniently located about halfway between New Orleans Airport and the Downtown. Our first event was Thursday Morning's bus ride to New Orlean's incredible WWII Museum where we enjoyed a box lunch. It was followed by an informative bus tour of the city. Friday morning we traveled by bus for a walking visit and lunch at the historic Houmas House Plantation on the Mississippi River. That evening we held our Shipmate's banquet. Our featured speaker was Ron Williams, the executive at the USS Orleck Naval Museum in Lake Charles, LA. His presentation outlined the difficulties in turning a retired ship into a first class naval museum. Of course, It is all about money.

Our general meeting with 26 shipmates in attendance was held on Saturday morning with Portland, OR, designated a 2015's reunion site. That evening we enjoyed a spectacular dinner and show at the WWII museum.

USS RICHARD E. KRAUS (DD-849/EDD-849/AG-151)
Town & Country Inn
Charleston, South Carolina
April 22-25, 2018
Chaired by: Bob Simon
Attendance: 93 total/44 shipmates
Highlights: Except for one rainy day visiting Patriots Point (good to be inside the Yorktown and the Laffey) sunny skies allowed us to enjoy two more days of activities around Charleston: a downtown tour along with the Citadel and their chapel, a harbor tour, the submarine Hunley museum and the North Charleston Fire Museum.
We came to share special memories and to honor deceased shipmates, especially EN3 Phillip Murphy (Vietnam 1972-1973), whose family members attended. First time attendees were YN2 Tony Olanio, QM3 Tim Garrett, ETR2 Tom Webb (all three Vietnam 1972-1973), ETN2/ETC-ret Bob Senn (Vietnam 1966), STG2 Bob Kaiser, and LTjg/Capt-ret Fred Spruell (1962 Cuban Missile Crisis). CO/Capt-ret Pete Peterson, wife Robyn, and brother-in-law James Burgess from Australia and our many shipmates, wives and friends got to enjoy Paul Keplinger's magnificent displays of Kraus memorabilia.
Our banquet dinner allowed us to share additional memories with our special friends.

USS ROBERT A. OWENS (DDE-827)
Town & Country Inn and Suites
Charleston, South Carolina
September 30-October 3, 2019
Chaired by: Larry McCoskley
Attendance: 37 total/23 shipmates
Highlights: Two tours included a trip to Patriots Point (USS Laffey and USS Yorktown) and a sightseeing tour of Charleston, the Citadel and Charleston's City Market. Ended with a banquet and guest speaker Major Alston Middleton, USMC (Ret.) with an overview of Afghanistan.

USS ROBERT L. WILSON (DD/DDE-847)
Sea Mist Resort
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
October 11-15, 2016
Chaired by: John Banahan
Attendance: 34 total/17 shipmates
Highlights: The 2016 reunion in Myrtle Beach, SC, was considered one of the best we've ever held. It was well planned by John Banahan and Roger Novak. . Activities included the Duplin Winer, Ripleys Aquarium, Alabama Theater, Legends in Concert. We ate at a Texas Steakhouse and original Benjamin's.

USS ROBISON (DDG-12)
Clarion
Essington, Pennsylvania
September 10-12, 2015
Chaired by: Dennis Dillon
Attendance: 30 total/20 shipmates
Highlights: Sea stories by the bunch. Historic tour of Philadelphia. Tour of USS New Jersey.

USS RODMAN (DD-456/DMS-21)
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
September 23-27, 2013
Chaired by: Buck Saurman
Attendance: 32 total/13 shipmates (2 from WWII)
Highlights: On Tuesday, driving our own cars, we visited Gettysburg National Military Park, watched the movie, took the guided bus tour of the battlefield and then went in to see the Cyclorama painting painted in the late 1880s by Paul Philippoteaux, who, with his assistants, took more than a year painting on canvas the battle of Gettysburg, resulting in an oil painting that measured more than 377 feet in circumference and 42 feet high. Wednesday we took a tour of Amish country and shopped at a couple of their stores. Then guided tour of Pennsylvania Railroad Museum followed by a ride on the beautifully restored, coal burning steam trail at Strasburg Railroad. Thursday toured Fort Hunter and Mansion House along the Susquehanna River. Then toured the Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. It was a great place to have a reunion. The hotel had a restaurant with breakfast buffet, plus a couple more restaurants within walking distance. We did not use bus tours because of the small attendance and using our own cars worked out perfectly.

USS ROSS (DD-563)
DoubleTree by Hilton Riverfront
Jacksonville, Florida
September 22-26, 2019
Chaired by: Eugene T. Schnebelen
Attendance: 19 total/6 shipmates
Highlights: The first reunion of the Ross DD-563 of attending the Tin Can Sailors National Reunion. All of us were pleased with all the amenities provided. Looking forward to the next one. Hope to see you all again.

USS RUPERTUS (DD-851)
Billings Hotel and Convention Center
Billings, Montana
September 4-8, 2019
Chaired by: Rick Vandersloot
Attendance: 48 total/24 shipmates
Highlights: On Thursday, the Mayor of Billings, Bill Cole welcomed us to his city. He told us about the USS Billings LCS-15. Friday, we ventured to Little Big Horn Battlefield and had lunch at the Big Horn County Historical Museum. Saturday, we traveled to Cody, Wyoming to visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Saturday evening we had our banquet at the host hotel, the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. Many sea stories were told by those attending. Click here for picture.

USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (DD-823)
Clarion Hotel
Branson, Missouri
September 29-October 4, 2013
Chaired by: Mike Cipolla
Attendance: 52 total/22 shipmates
Highlights: Branson was excellent. Gatherings Plus was our Reunion Planner. They were outstanding. The Clarion Hotel was another great help. The food, hospitality room was one of the best. I would recommend both to any planner. Very Pro Military.

USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG-58)
Crowne Plaza National Airport
Arlington, Virginia
April 13-16, 2018
Chaired by: Tom Reinert
Attendance: 84 total/54 shipmates
Highlights: Plank Owners and those who were on the Sammy B when she hit a mine back in April 1988 began arriving on April 12th. On Friday we had a reception in the Arlington ballroom. Saturday morning we met in the lobby for a tour of DC. Our first stop was the National Museum of the United States Navy. If you have not been there it was great. They had a display on all three of the Samuel B. Roberts. We departed there and went to Arlington National Cemetery. While there we visited graves of two of our shipmates and then went to see the changing of the guard. When we left the cemetery wespent the remainder of the tour seeing DC.
Saturday night we had our dinner in the Arlington ballroom. There were several great door prizes and an auction for pieces for the Sammy B. Each crew member present also received a piece of the Sammy B's deck that had been donated to us.
The weather Sunday morning had us cancel our golf trip. Sunday night we had a moonlight tour of Washington DC. Our guide from Old Town Trolley Tours was Mr. History (a Navy Vet) and he was fantastic. Click here for photo.

USS SAMUEL N. MOORE (DD-747)
Valley Forge Casino Resort
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
August 20-24, 2017
Chaired by: Thomas Pettit
Attendance: 9 total/6 shipmates including 2 Plank Owners
Highlights: Our reunion group was one of 14 destroyer groups that held their annual meeting in conjunction with the Tin Can Sailors National Reunion. The optional tours were wonderful especially the dinner cruise around the Port of Philadelphia. The tour of the Battleship New Jersey was exceptional and extremely well organized. The entertainment at the Welcome Aboard Dinner was spectacular. We were given a private hospitality room where we conducted our Association business. We voted to meet again with the TCS National Reunion scheduled for Buffalo, NY, September 16-20, 2018.

USS SHANNON (DM-25) (with USS Frasier (DM-24))
Town and Country Inn and Suites
Charleston, South Carolina
April 1-4, 2017
Chaired by: Jack Duegaw
Attendance: 53 total/19 shipmates
Highlights: Visits for the Patriot's Points exhibits Magnolia Gardens Fort Sumpter Old Town Charleston Old Market, Battery with USS Hobson Memorial Banquet with guest speaker Michael Skellings, Mayor pro tem of the City of Charleston (great speaker), presentation of City Flag w/shadow box to all shipmates.

USS SHENANDOAH (AD-26)
Country Inn and Suites
Metairie, Louisiana
October 15-18, 2015
Chaired by: Thomas Durand/Jack Humphreys
Attendance: 16 total/10 shipmates
Highlights: Visit to WWII Museum including luncheon show with the Vistory Belles. Dinner aboard the steamboat Natchez with Jazz Band on the Mississippi. Welcome dinner and Sunday dinner meeting.

USS SIERRA (AD-18)
MGM Elegante
Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 4-7, 2017
Chaired by: Bill Skillin
Attendance: 65 total/24 shipmates
Highlights:Excellent service and hospitality from the hotel. The Day 1 trip to Santa Fe, NM, was a very interesting tour. We attended the mass ascension on the opening day of the 2017 International Balloon Fiesta. The weather was great and the sights were awesome.

USS SIGOURNEY (DD-643)
Belle of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
October 3-6, 2013
Chaired by: Thomas gould
Attendance: 44 total/20 shipmates
Highlights: Friday trip to WWII Museum in New Orleans. Saturday morning memorial service in USS KIDD Museum due to rain. Saturday night banquet featured band from Baton Rouge Music Studio, high schoolers aged 13-17. Incredible performance!

USS SMALLEY (DD-565)
Inn at Ellis Square
Savannah, Georgia
May 15-19, 2012
Chaired by: S.G. Gilbreath
Attendance: 60 total/20 shipmates
Highlights: If you have a reunion group looking for the perfect site, look at Savannah, Georgia. The sign at the state line said it all, "Thanks for Having Georgia on Your Mind". Two years ago the reunion committee started work on the 24th reunion for the USS Smalley (DD-565) Association. What a great success. Bravo Zulu to all. Headquarters was The Inn at Ellis Square. Savannah is a city of Squares, it seems every third block has a square. Each of the squares has its own character, statue or fountain and unique histoyr. history buffs could spend months here just researching. Early risers boarded an Old Savannah Tours trolley for an overview tour of the Savannah Historic District. Tours ended at Lady & Sons Restaurant for a buffet lunch. Organizers had been informed this was a requisite stop in Savannah. (Lady & Sons is owned and operated by Food TV's Paula Deen.) This was our first introduction to Southern cuisine. Next was a visit to The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Once again history buffs would glory in the life of the 8th from its days as part of the Army Air Force through WWII, transition into the U.S. Air Force then through the Korean and Vietnam actions. This history is traced through the use of restored aircraft, dioramas and film clips. The museum's chapel was the site of a Memorial Service where fourteen deceased crewmembers were memorialized. This was followed by lunch at the museum's Miss Sophie's Restaurant. Final activities of the reunion were our annual business meeting and a formal banquet in the Inn at Ellis Square's Magnolia Room. Now on to San Antonio, TX for next year's reunion.

USS SOMERS (DD-381/DD-947/DDG-34)
Sands Regency Hotel and Casino
Reno, Nevado
May 15-19, 2016
Chaired by: Mike DeLaurentis, CDR, USN (Ret.)

USS SOUTHERLAND (DD/DDR-743)
Mobile, Alabama
September 18-22, 2012
Chaired by: John Jones
Attendance: 46 total
Highlights: We enjoyed several tours which included the naval Air Museum in Pensacola, Florida, Mardi Gras Carnival Museum, a safari cruise on the Five Rivers Delta, the WWII sub Drum and the Battleship Alabama. While at the Alabama we had our memorial service at the veterans wall. The Marine Color Guard presented the colors. We were joined by the ROTC of Mobile. It was a very moving ceremony. For those of you who haven't visited Mobile you should consider this for your next reunion. Our next reunion will be held in Washington, D.C. in September 2014 and the following reunion in Las Vegas September 2016. Click here for reflections from a shipmate.

USS SPROSTON (DD/DDE-577)
Holiday Inn Resort
Galveston, Texas
October 7-11, 2015
Chaired by: Ralph Hanson
Attendance: 76 total/39 shipmates
Highlights: None.

USS STEINAKER (DD/DDR-863)
Hampton Inn and Suites
Savannah, Georgia
April 25-28, 2019
Chaired by: Frank Price
Attendance: 97 total/48 shipmates
Highlights: Tour and Riverboat Cruise on Friday. Reunion banquet and auction was on Saturday.

USS STICKELL (DD-888)
Holiday Inn Mobile - Downtown Historical District
Mobile, Alabama
October 6-8, 2017
Chaired by: Robert Hromadka
Attendance: 52 total/25 shipmates
Highlights: Tour of USS Alabama BB-60. Hurricane Nate caused us to Miss Bellingrath Gardens but Sunday turned out to be sunny for visiting the town. Closed Sunday night with a dinner meeting. Newport, RI, was chosen for 2019.

USS STODDARD (DD-566)
Best Western Sandcastle
Virginia Beach, Virginia
September 11-14, 2019
Chaired by: John Rauh
Attendance: 104 total/40 shipmates
Highlights: Went on the USS Wisconsin, took a cruise around Norfolk Naval Shipyard and did a ship simulator at the Naval Station. Click here for photo.

USS STRIBLING (DD-867)
Eden Resort
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
September 23-27, 2018
Chaired by: Larry Fehlinger
Attendance: 40 total/22 shipmates
Highlights: Our reunion started on Sunday 9/23 with a welcome dinner in the hospitality room at the Eden Resort. On Monday we rode on the Strasburg Railroad and toured the Amish countryside while having lunch on the train. On Tuesday, highlight of our reunion was our banquet. On Wednesday evening we held our Chinese auction which funds our hospitality room for future reunions. Our Stribling group is awesome so we always have such a wonderful time getting together every year. Click here for photo.

USS STRONG (DD-758/467)
Best Western Plus (Sandcastle)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
September 11-17, 2017
Chaired by: Jim Kelly
Attendance: 59 total/32 shipmates
Highlights:Tour of Norfolk and Battleship Wisconsin. Tour of Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown. Visit of NOB, Norfolk, Virginia

USS TATTNALL (DDG-19)
USS CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG-2)
DoubleTree Hotel
Jacksonville, Florida
March 3-8, 2019
Chaired by: RIchard Harmon
Attendance: 47 total/30 shipmates
Highlights:Our ships reunion took place in Jacksonville, FL. It started out with everyone getting reacquainted in the hospitality room and partaking of the cash bar. Our first day of the reunion, we had a driving tour of St. Augustine's historical district including free time for exploring and shopping. Later we also toured Mayport Naval Station where we had lunch and visited Jacksonville Veteran's Memorial Wall. There was one day we ventured out on our own to see sites we were interested in. Later that evening we went to the Alhambra Dinner Theatre where we had a wonderful meal and enjoyed a great play. We finished our reunion at the hotel with a banquet dinner. This was the end of another terrific reunion but sadly, we had to say goodbye, to all our old friends. Click here for photo.

USS THOMAS E. FRASER (DM-24)
Sea Mist Resort
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
May 19-21, 2014
Chaired by: LeAnn McCullough
Attendance: 33 total/13 shipmates
Highlights: It was a package deal which included the room for 3 days, a full breakfast each morning, See Mist T-Shirts, and ticket for a variety show at the Alabama Theater in North Myrtle Beach. Everyone attended the show and found it to be very good. We were all happy with the whole package. A very good time.

USS TIDEWATER (AD-31)
Clarion
Branson, Missouri
September 3-7, 2014
Chaired by: Dean Agee
Attendance: 89 total/48 shipmates
Highlights: Check in day began at 13:00, Wed. 3 September at the Branson Clarion followed by a sandwich buffet in the hospitality room.

Thursday a.m. the crew boarded buses for a tour of Wilson's Creek National Civil War Battlefield followed by a soup and sandwich buffet upon return to Branson. Thursday evening we again boarded buses for a Branson show, The Rankin Brothers, 2013 Branson entertainers of the year. A most excellent show!

Friday a.m. was the shipmates meeting with election of officers and location for the 2016 reunion being voted on. Charleston, SC was selected as the location for the 2016 reunion. The balance of the day was a free day for shows and shopping.

Saturday a.m. the hospitality room was opened and the day was a free day.

Saturday at 15:45 all assembled for a group photo in the hospitality room which was followed by social hour with a cash bar.

at 18:00 there was Presentation of Colors by the Branson A. F. Jr. ROTC followed by the banquet and entertainment by Kelly Bryant of Mel's Hard Luck Diner. As they say, "a good time was had by all."

USS TAYLOR (DD/DDE-468)
Hotel Elegante' Convention & Event Center
Colorado Springs, Colorado
October 7-11, 2018
Chaired by: James G. O'Neill 65-67 & Gerald F. Peterson 66-69
Attendance: 68 total/28 shipmates
Highlights: Another great USS Taylor biannual reunion. Prior to the reunion, on 6 October, 27 of us represented the Navy at the annual Air Force-Navy football game at Falcon Stadium. Prior to our welcome meeting on 7 October, the Navy History & Heritage Command (NHHC) returned our flag -- the one that flew in Tokyo Harbor during the surrender ceremony. At our welcome meeting we had a briefing on the flag restoration efforts, introduction of new members, and out traditional cake cutting ceremony with a special toast to our flag and NHHC people who are preserving it. On the 8th many of us toured the Air Force Academy and Garden of the Gods. On the 9th a group toured the National WWII Airplane Museum, and the U.S. Olympic Training Center. On the 10th we had a private Vista Dome car on the Royal Gorge Railroad for a ride through the scenic gorge. We provided lunch on all 3 occasions. The reunion concluded with a reception, photo shoot, banquet and entertainment by the Flying W Wranglers.

USS THORN PLANKOWNERS
The Inn at Opryland
Nashville, Tennessee
September 22-25, 2017
Chaired by: Keith Mello
Attendance: 97 total/51 shipmates
Highlights: Honored our shipmates that have passed. Dinner on Saturday evening with opening honor guard ceremeny!

USS THOMAS J. GARY (DE/DER-326)
Double Tree by Hilton
Cleveland, Ohio
June 20-23, 2013
Chaired by: Ron Day
Attendance: 33 total/18 shipmates
Highlights: The certificate for membership in Tin Can Sailors was presented to Frank Perella, the only WWII sailor present. The other items were used as door prizes. The other attendees were Vietnam era sailors. Everyone had a great time with some being new attendees.

USS TINGEY (DD-539)
Grand Oaks Hotel
Branson, Missouri
May 23-25, 2016
Chaired by: Clarence N. Daniels
Attendance: 19 total/9 shipmates
Highlights: Glad to see everyone since we didn't have a reunion since 2012. Did a lot of reminiscing and some attended a show or two. Voted to have another reunion in 2017. Not sure where. Would like to be at a Navy town or the ocean or bay. Some suggestions were Long Beach, California, Pensacola, Florida, Jacksonville, FL, Norfolf/Virginia Beach Area or a coastal New Englad location.

USS TRATHEN (DD-530)
Crowne Plaza Dulles
Herndon, Virginia
October 15-20, 2014
Chaired by: Ron Keeler
Attendance: 57 total/25 shipmates
Highlights: Had plaque dedication and memorial service at the Navy Memorial. Visited Naval Museum at Washington Navy Yard, Arlington National Cemetery and changing of the guard, WWII, Korean and VietNam war memorials.

USS TURNER (DDR-834)
Fireside Inn and Suites
Portland, Maine
September 21-24, 2015
Chaired by: Grant Wilcox
Attendance: 84 total/37 shipmates
Highlights: Visit the Bath Iron Works where the USS Turner was built

USS TWINING (DD-540)
San Diego Holiday Inn Bayside
San Diego, California
September 15-19, 2014
Chaired by: Joe Edd Jones
Attendance: 49 total/21 shipmates
Highlights: Registration on the 15th with a hotel manager's reception. Tours Tuesday conducted on the USS Midway Museum Carrier, the Maritime Museum and a Harbor Cruise with a buffet luncheon. Wednesday saw a 2 hour Old Town Trolley Tour. Thursday filmed our veterans and conducted our reunion banquet.

USS VESOLE (DD/DDR-878)
Double Tree Hilton
Kenner, Louisiana
September 12-16, 2018
Chaired by: Jackie Ickes
Attendance: 65 total/34 shipmates
Highlights: Double Tree hotel was great, with a friendly and helpful staff. One of our best meals was provided by them. Our group went on a boat ride in a canal to see alligators and them on to one of the largest plantations. We next went to WWII Museum and held our memorial service there. This is a fantastic museum that everyone should see. Really takes two full days to see everything really well, We ended up with a wonderful reunion dinner and dancing evening on Saturday. Sunday was a wonderful farewell breakfast by the hotel as we look forward to our 27th reunion in Bismarck, ND in September 2019. Click here for pictures.

USS VOGELGESANG (DD-862)
Clarion Inn
Seekonk, Massachusetts
August 2-4, 2019
Chaired by: Ron Savino
Attendance: 112 total/70 shipmates
Highlights: Meet and greet at hoetl the evening of August 2nd. Visit to Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA and toured the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850) and Battleship Massachusetts. We held our reunion dinner at American Legion Post in Seekonk, MA. Click here for picture.

USS WADLEIGH (DD-689)
Charlestown, South Carolina
September 28-October 2, 2014
Chaired by: Phil Gendron
Attendance: 22 shipmates and wives and guests
Highlights: A wonderful time was had by all.

USS WAINWRIGHT (DLG/CG-28)
Downtown Marriott
Charleston, South Carolina
July 13-17, 2016
Chaired by: Manny Seligmann
Attendance: 150 total/85 shipmates
Highlights: River cruise on Spirit of Carolina with reenactment of white hat toss, memorial service on USS Yorktown with an NJ ROTC Honor Guard, American Legion with rifle squad at VFW Post 3137. This was the 50th anniversary of commissioning and 30th anniversary of the association.

USS WALDRON (DD-699)
Holiday Inn Tampa West Shore
Tampa, Florida
October 22-26, 2014
Chaired by: Michael F. Montalbano, Sr.
Attendance: 82 total/35 shipmates
Highlights: Visited Armed Forces History Museum. Visited SS American Victory Yacht Starship Lunch

USS WALKE (DD-723)
Crowne Plaza
Louisville, Kentucky
October 8-13, 2019
Chaired by: Mike Young and Kippi Johnson
Attendance: 49 total/24 shipmates
Highlights: Louisville Slugger Museum, Evan Williams Bourbon, Churchill Down Tour, memorial service and dinner cruise. Wonderful fun with shipmates and family and friends.

USS WALLACE L. LIND (DD-703)
Holiday Inn Inner Harbor
Baltimore, Maryland
September 6-10, 2018
Chaired by: Ken Estep & Ed Bauscher
Attendance: 47 total/23 shipmates
Highlights: The shipmates and family of the USS Wallace L. Lind had a great reunion at the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, MD. We had time to visit the Annapolis Naval Academy, John McCain's gravesite, their chapel and many other sites including lunch at the Dry Dock. Our second tour was at the Inner Harbor where we visited the USS Constellation, USS Taney, Bubba Gump's for lunchand took the Annapolitan II for a boat ride. Overall, we just had fun being together and sharing old sea stories. We spent a lot of time in our hospitality room and at the Pappas Sports Bar eating crab cake and drinking libations. On our final day, we had a business meeting in the AM and later in the evening had our final banquet together. The final vote and decision for our next reunion - it will be held in the Spring of 2020 at Savannah, Georgia. The Lind shipmates, spouses and family are looking forward to being together again.

USS WALLER (DD/DDE-466)
Doubletree
North Charleston, South Carolina
October 15-18, 2017
Chaired by: Keith Lemons, OSCS, USN (Ret.)
Attendance: 83 total/41 shipmates
Highlights: Wonderful reunion. No WWII veterans. Had 1 former POW with us.

USS WALTER B. COBB (APD-106)
Best Western Landmark Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana
August 28-September 1, 2016
Chaired by: Kristi Adams
Attendance: 30 total/9 shipmates
Highlights: Our wonderful 15th reunion was held in New Orleans. Our activities included a city tour, visiting the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge and the WWII Museum, and amazing place. Our theme was "Riverboat Rendezvous" and we spent our last evening with a dinner cruise on the steamboat Natchez. Click here for photo .

USS WALTON (DE-361)
USS WHITEHURST (DE-634)
USS SILVERSTEIN (DE-534)
USS FOSS (DE-59)
Sheraton Downtown
Albuquerque, New Mexico
September 14-18, 2016
Chaired by: Larry Richards
Attendance: 53 total/38 shipmates
Highlights: The Memorial Garden, Pueblo Museum and Sardi Mountain. Everyone enjoyed the tours, visiting and sharing stories. They voted to go to San Antonio, Texas. Max Crow (USS Whitehurst) made a CD for every attendant. The crew's members said thanks for the prizes. We gave them as door prizes. We had a member that brought a homemade gift for auction.

USS WARRINGTON (DD-843)
Holiday Inn (Historical District)
Mobile, Alabama
October 9-13, 2019
Chaired by: Stan Prager
Attendance: 44 total/24 shipmates
Highlights: Mystery dinner theater at the Mardi Gras Museum, Mobile City Tour, Pensacola Air Museum and the USS Alabama where we held our memorial service on the fantail. We had a crew meeting and a ladies tea, as well as a welcome reception with a deli buffet in the hospitality suite, which is the most important room for a reunion.

USS WILLARD KEITH (DD-775)
Holiday Inn Norfolk Airport
Norfolk, Virginia
May 6-9, 2015
Chaired by: Don Hempstead
Attendance: 65 total/33 shipmates
Highlights: Touring an active Navy destroyer, visited the Battleship Wisconsin and Nauticus Museum and holding our Memorial Service on the fantail of the battleship. Having an ice cream cone in a cone made from the original cone making machine. Touring the Norfolk Naval Base

USS WILLIAM M. WOOD (DD/DDR-715)
Dones Manor
Ocean Ciry, Maryland
October 16-20, 2019
Chaired by: Jerry Chapman
Attendance: 54 total/21 shipmates
Highlights: Day 1-Check in at hotel and wine and cheese reception. Day 2-Tour of Seacrets distilling company with samples of products. Pizza party night with gift exchange. Day 3-Tour of town of Historic Berlin, Maryland. Neat little shops there. Afternoon outing to casino in Ocean City, Maryland. Day 4-Memorial service on Balcony of hotel very moving, business meeting in afternoon. Banquet in evening. Day 5-Depart home. Temps were comfortable but windy from ocean, sunrise around 0658 was beautiful over ocean. This was our 22nd reunion. Next year to beheld in Boston, Massachusetts. Great time was had by all.

USS WILLIAM R. RUSH (DD/DDR-714)
The Inn Place Airport
North Charleston, South Carolina
September 22-25, 2013
Chaired by: Committee--R. Mays Secretary
Attendance: 140 total/79 shipmates
Highlights: The most important function at any of our biannual reunions is the hospitality room. Old friends and shipmates gather and the sea stories abound. We also host a tea for the ladies where there is a Yankee Swap, this can become quite exciting for the ladies.

USS WILTSIE (DD-716)
DoubleTree by Hilton
Jacksonville, Florida
September 22-25, 2019
Chaired by: Ted Laurila
Attendance: 29 total/15 shipmates
Highlights: This year, as we have done for the past five years, we joined forces with the Tin Can Sailors National Reunion, in Jacksonville, FL. IT AGAIN WAS A GREAT SUCCESS! 29 shipmates/families attended. We enjoyed several River Cruises, toured numerous historical spots in and around Jacksonville, visited and enjoyed lunch at the Mayport Naval Station, payed tribute at the USS Stark (FFG-21) memorial, and spent a day touring and walking the streets of Historical St. Augustine. Two banquets were held in the hotel ballroom. The first one featured live big band music and the second dinner concluded with a most interesting presentation and informative question and answer with the guest speaker, Rear Admiral Don D. Gabrielson, Commander, U.S. Naval Froces Command, U.S. Fourth Fleet. In our private USS Wiltsie hospitality room, cold beverages and snacks fueled the never ending stream of sea stories told by shipmates. This was another great fun filled USS Wiltsie reunion. Hope to see everyone in San Antonio, TX in September 2020.

USS WITEK (DD/EDD-848)
Century House
Latham (Albany), New York
September 29-October 3, 2019
Chaired by: John Noonan
Attendance: 47 total/16 shipmates
Highlights: New York State Capital tour, Ten Broeck Museum/Mansion, Shaker Heritage Society, USS Slater tour, Dutch Apple Cruise. Socializing in hospitality room, getaway banquet with dancing and awards. Missing man program. Looking forward to Mystic, CT September 2020.

USS WORDEN (DLG/CG-18)
Holiday Inn-Bayside
San Diego, California
October 14-18, 2015
Chaired by: Dewey Franklin
Attendance: 65 total/30 shipmates
Highlights: Went on a tour of the USS America LHA-6. The Navy has changed a lot in 40 years.

USS WREN (DD-568)
Double Tree
North Charleston, South Carolina
October 17-21, 2016
Chaired by: Thomas Farkas and Morris Hill
Attendance: 52 total/22 shipmates
Highlights: Kicked off Monday with Low Country BBQ, Visits to USS Yorktown, The Citadel, Fort Sumter concluded with farewell breakfast on Friday.

USS YARNALL (DD-541)
The Orleans
Las Vegas, Nevada
July 19-21, 2016
Chaired by: Dale Cook
Attendance: 30 total/5 shipmate
Highlights:Tour through Hoover Dam, Medal of Honor Museum, Bolagio Gardens.

USS YELLOWSTONE (AD-27)
Hilton Gardens Inn
Columbus, Georgia
August 23-27, 2017
Chaired by: Paul W. Bowen
Attendance: 71 total/35 shipmates
Highlights:We visited Andersonville where we made a donation. Then to Yoder's for a great lunch. Then to Port Columbus for a tour of the Museum. The only plankowner, with 4 of his sons helping him, fired a civil war cannon. The next day, Friday, we attended the "Rangers in Action" graduation. This was something to see. Then headed to the mess hall for lunch. After lunch we went to the National Infantry Museum to tour the great Museum.

USS YOSEMITE (AD-19)
Crowne Plaza
Warwick, Rhode Island
May 1-5, 2013
Chaired by: Nicholas M. Williams
Attendance: 90 total/40 shipmates
Highlights: Sam Jeffrey was elected as new president.

USS ZELLARS (DD-777)
Best Western-Merry Manor Inn
South Portland, Maine
September 7-11, 2019
Chaired by: Kevin P. Davis, Sr.
Attendance: 65 total/29 shipmates
Highlights: We enjoyed great tours of Portland and boat tour on Casco Bay. Trip to Bath Iron Works and boat tour of lighthouses on Kennedec River. Trip to Nubble Lighthouse, Fosters for lobster bake and visit to Lenny the 1700 pound chocolate moose. Plus banquet and raffle.


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Three proposals from private developers for the redevelopment of Pier 5 in the Charlestown Navy Yard are under review by the Boston Planning and Development Agency for new housing and recreational opportunities.

Historic Boston Inc. is part of the developer Urbanica’s team, which proposes to build 89 income-restricted apartments on the pier surrounded by a public promenade. A park at the the far end of the pier will provide the public with recreational opportunities in the summer and a skating rink in the winter. The new buildings on the pier will also have a green roof of community gardens that are accessible to the public, and the development proposes additional sailing slips for the Courageous Sailing Center which is currently located on Pier 4.

The Charlestown Navy Yard is one of the nation’s oldest ship building facilities. Begun in 1801 for the recently constituted United States Navy, Boston’s Navy Yard was one of the most important in the young United States and would remain so into the 20 th century. During World War two along, 6000 ships were built, repaired or launched out of the Navy Yard. The US Navy decommissioned the Navy Yard in 1974 and, although it now offers an array of public and private uses such as the historic USS Constitution , museums and hotels, and important medical and research facilities, the gray granite buildings, piers and dry docks are reminders of Boston’s rich maritime history.

Any one of the proposed plans will transform Pier 5 into a dense development of modern buildings. But one tiny structure – Building 123, also known as the Pumphouse – will remain along the drydock’s edge to help tell the story of the Navy Yard’s ship building history. The Pumphouse is a small round single-story structure built along with Drydock #2 in 1905 to manage water flow in and out of the massive Drydock #2 nestled between Pier’s 4 and 5.

Drydock #2 was a large basin with a caisson at the far end that would form a barrier to prevent water from entering the drydock. A ship built within the enclosed drydock could be launched by pumping water into the drydock until the ship floated, and then removing the caisson. A ship could also be brought into the flooded drydock for repairs, requiring that water be pumped out of the enclosed space once the ship was secured. The pumps that made these actions possible were enclosed within the small neo-classical Pumphouse in Building 123, and operated from 1905 until the Navy Yard closed in 1974.

Should Urbanica be designated developer of Pier 5, Historic Boston will assist with plans to restore the Pumphouse and re-activate it for public uses. Our plans call for the building to include an interpretive center that will help to tell the Navy Yard’s story, and Pier 5’s extraordinary shipbuilding role.


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August 7, 19753 1/2 miles east of Port Colon, Panama