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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.

DDG-104 Change of Command

On a sunny San Diego morning, CDR Andrew B. Koy was relieved as the Commanding Officer of USS STERETT (DDG 104) by CDR Shaun Dennis.  CDR Koy and family will be reporting to duty at the Pentagon after an outstanding tour that started in August 2018 when he become...


Thanks to the Reunion Committee headed by "Ed" Edward Garcia , the USS STERETT Association is ready to have you come alongside (ROMEO flag is closed up) and register for the 2021 reunion 16-19 September, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas!!! We now have the registration...

The Stephen P. Hayes Memorial Award is established…

With the blessings of the Hayes family and the USS STERETT (DDG 104)'s Command Triad, the Association's Board of Directors have approved the establishment of the Stephen P. Hayes Memorial Award!!! Master Chief Operation Specialist Stephen "Steve" P. Hayes served...


Dear STERETT Family, It is with deep regret that I inform you of the unexpected loss of Immediate Past President Steve Hayes (DLG 31, 68-70 and CG 31, 81-84) yesterday December 16, 2020.  Steve had just completed a medical procedure when he collapsed and...

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...

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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