For the strength of a ship is the Service,
And the strength of the Service the ship.”

– by Rear Admiral Ronald Arthur Hopwood (The Laws of the Navy, 1896)

Greetings from the USS STERETT Association

Welcome Aboard

The USS STERETT Association is an organization that celebrates former and current crew members of all the ships that have proudly carried the Sterett name.  Whether you have interest in the DD-27, the DD-407, the DLG/CG-31 or the DDG-104, this is the place for you.  The USS STERETT Association exists because people just like you have fond memories of a special time aboard a ship named after Lt. Andrew Sterett.

So, grab a cup of coffee (or your favorite grog) and check out the USS STERETT Association web site.  It might just take you back to a special place and time.

Anchors Aweigh

by U.S. Naval Academy Band

USS STERETT Association Membership

Please consider supporting the Association by becoming a member.  Being part of the USS STERETT Association will provide you the opportunity to reconnect and remain in touch with old shipmates who share special memories.  Dues are only $20 annually or $200 for a lifetime.

USS STERETT Association Newsletters

Notification of the publication of newsletters is provided via email.  Newsletters are released 3~ 4 times per year.  Newsletters contain a myriad of articles pertaining to the all ships name USS STERETT and its Family.  We welcome our subscriber’s input anytime.

DDG-104 is ordered

Today 13 September 2002, the contract to build DDG-104 was awarded to Bath Iron Works Corporation in Bath, Maine.  During Admiral Michael "Mike" Mullen's tenure as CNO (2005 - 2007), the former USS STERETT (CG 31) Executive Officer in the early 80s, recommended...

The Battle of Dong Hoi

From USS STERETT Association Vice-President Burton Dietz - "I had the wonderful opportunity to chat with my former Weapons Officer LCDR Mike Cornforth and got some valuable insight into what transpired aboard the 31 during the Battle of Dong Hoi.  Even though I was...

New DLG/CG-31 Webpage

STERETT Family, today we combined the DLG-31 and CG-31 webpages into one to create unity among the 31 hull.  And in the process, create a webpage that is easier to navigate and find stuff associated with that hull.  We want to make sure that we are clear, we are...

The last DLG-31 CO passes…

We just received word that CAPT H. E. Reichert, USN, died 03 July 2020.  He was awarded the Silver Star Medal during his command tour and the ship was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon.  Rest in peace Sir, we have the watch....

Virtual Museum

STERETT Family, our virtual museum just grew some more and now we have a total of six (6) items listed for view.  Many more items are inbound and will be posted as soon as on hand.  If you wish to donate an item, please send it to the Association for safe keeping,...

Operation Boat People

In keeping with the USS STERETT Association's objective to educate the public on the naval heritage of all ships named after Lt. Andrew Sterett (Bylaws, 2013), a new webpage has been added to our website to document the assist of and the rescue of Vietnamese...

Our namesake…Lt. Andrew Sterett

213 years ago today, Lt. Andrew Sterett passed away in Lima, Peru, at the young age of 30. In his short life, Andrew Sterett left the U.S. Navy with "a rich tradition of determination in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. His bravery, gallantry and heroism...

Awards Webpage Added

USS STERETT Association Members in Good Standing (MIGS), A new Awards page has been added to the Association's website.  The only way to get to the page is to first log into the website with your membership login and password.  The link will appear on the main menu...

DDG-104 Leads the Way

USS Sterett (DDG-104) leads the way on a show of force transit training exercise with USS Dewey (DDG-105), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108), USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and USS O’Kane (DDG-77) on Nov. 4, 2016.

Korean Airlines Flight 007 Shot Down

September 1, 1983, Korean Airlines Flight007 was shot down by Soviet interceptors. The US Seventh Fleet’s USS Sterett CG31 became the flagship of the US search and rescue/salvage task force 71.