I am sure Lt. Andrew Sterett would have never guessed that four ships would be named after him, and that an Association would be established to keep his legacy and the legacy of all the Shipmates who served on those ships alive and well. What an honor and privilege to be associated with each of you – thank you!
Last month, Gary Don Nichols asked about the circumstances surrounding Lt. Andrew Sterett’s death which raised the question of the actual month of death (January versus June). Thanks to the research conducted by our Ship’s Historian Tom Jacobsmeyer, we have finally come to conclusion that we have had his date of death wrong all along, and that the record shows that it was actually January 9, 1807. I have attached Tom Jacobsmeyer‘s findings for you to see for yourselves by visiting our website at Correct Date of Death of Lt. Andrew Sterett — Sterett Association.
I don’t know how we will be able to correct all the cruisebooks and other documents which is impossible at this point; nevertheless, we know now that it was January 9, 1807 and will reflect this fact on our website to ensure there is no confusion in the future.
Gary Don Nichols – thank you for asking the questions surrounding the death of Lt. Andrew Sterett.
And thank you Tom Jacobsmeyer for your diligent work – BRAVO ZULU!!!