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.

SNA Naval Heritage Program: Guadalcanal

First hand account by CAPT C. Raymond Calhoun, USN(Ret.) at the Surface Navy Association (SNA) Reunion in 2011.  He is introduced at minute 26:50 and starting at about minute 40, DD-407 is mentioned (he keeps getting referenced as Callahan, but we know his last...

Correspondence from President Jefferson is found…

Bravo Zulu to Association Member and DLG-31 Plank Owner Greg "Goyo" Neshime for finding the congratulatory letter sent to Lt. Andrew Sterett by President Thomas Jefferson in 1801, which is located at the National Archives located here at...

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...

USS STERETT Association Reunions

Next reunion will be in San Antonio, Texas, 16-19 September 2021.  Remember the Alamo!!!

Visit the Reunion page here.

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