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Officers and crew of the USS STERETT DD-27 (date is unknown) – download picture here.  Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command here.

A Wright Model C seaplane is in the water at Naval Aeronautic Station Pensacola, Florida, in 1916. The USS STERETT (DD 27) is moored in the background – download picture here. Source is US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 2008.104.001.125.  Source: downloaded from the Destroyer Photo Index here.

Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina view taken on 3 April 1917, showing construction of the reinforced concrete deck of Pier 314. USS STERETT (DD 27) is at right. At the end of the pier, in the center, is Floating Derrick – download picture here.  Source – unknown.

Date/location of this photo is unknown – download picture here.  Source:

On the hoist of USS STERETT (DD 27), circa 1915. Note the steering chain running along Sterett’s deck – download picture here. Source:  U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph here.

Seaplane on Hoist, Pensacola, Fla.  USS STERETT (DD 27) next to pier unknown ship out board.  Download picture here.  Source:  Naval History and Heritage Command here.

In rough seas off Ireland’s coast, 1918. This view looks forward along her starboard side, as a wave breaks over her deck amidships. Download picture here.  Source:  Collection of Lieutenant Commander Leonard Doughty, 1929. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph here.

U.S. Navy Good Conduct Medal presented to Charlie Gregory on May 6, 1916 for service aboard USS STERETT (DD 27).  Download pictures here – front back. Source:  Past USS STERETT Association President Steve Hayes here.

 

USS STERETT (DD 407) launching at the Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina, 27 October 1938. Official U.S. Navy photograph now in the collections of the National Archives, 80-G-8862.  Download picture here. Source:  U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph here.

USS STERETT (DD 407) fitting out at Charleston Navy Yard, 03 April 1939. U.S. Navy Photograph. Source:  downloaded from the Destroyer Photo Index here.

In drydock at Norfolk Navy Yard, 22 March 1942, STERETT was fitted with six 20mmAA guns, four K-guns, and a SC search radar.  The day after these photos, she departed Norfolk with Wasp (CV 7), Wainwright (DD 419), Lang (DD 399) and Wilson DD 408) for Casco Bay, ME.  Source:  downloaded from the Destroyer Photo Index here.

USS STERETT (DD 407) in the South China Sea, January 1945. Taken by a Marcus Island (CVE-77) photographer. Sterett is wearing Measure 31, Design 11d camouflage. Official U.S. Navy photograph now in the collections of the National Archives, 80-G-301647. Download picture here. Source:  U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph here.

Kamikaze damage to STERETT’s (DD 407) starboard side received off Okinawa on 9 April 1945.  Photographed at Kerama Retto, Ryuku Islands on 11 April 1945.  Collection of Lieutenant David Longmaid, USNR. Official U.S. Navy photograph now in the collections of the National Archives, NH-98062. Download picture here. Source:  U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph here.

May 19-21, 1989 – Sailors gather on the decks of the US Navy (USN) Guided Missile Frigate USS RODNEY M. DAVIS (FFG 60) and the USN Guided Missile Cruiser USS STERETT (CG 31) for welcoming festivities during which members of the Chinese navy will tour the vessels. The ships are docked at Shanghai during a four-day US naval goodwill visit to the historic city.

May 19-21, 1989 – Members of the Chinese navy socialize with their American counterparts aboard the US Navy (USN) Guided Missile Cruiser USS STERETT (CG 31). The vessel is docked at Shanghai during a four-day US naval goodwill visit to the historic city.

September 17, 2006, DDG-104 under construction at Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME

140923-N-TG831-061 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sep. 23, 2014) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Sterett (DDG 104), front, and USS Dewey (DDG 105) maneuver into formation during the conclusion of Valiant Shield 2014. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only exercise integrating U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps assets, offering real-world joint operational experience to develop capabilities that provide a full range of options to defend U.S. interests and those of its allies and partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Declan Barnes/Released).

DDG-104 operates with the USS WASP (LHD 1) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7. Wasp successfully embarked, maintained, and supported near-daily flight operations of the F-35B Lightning II in that span, part of a first-ever operational deployment of the U.S. Marine Corp’s fifth-generation stealth jet.

Somewhere in the Sulu Sea 15 July 2020,  DDG-104 unveils the new battle flag in C7F.  This 30×40 foot flag pays homage to the fighting spirit of DD 407 and the ability to get back into the fight, no matter the damage taken. The torch with flames refers to our warship’s call sign, “Battle Torch.”  (CDR Andrew Koy pictured).

USS STERETT (DDG 104) inport San Diego December 2021.

USS STERETT (DDG 104) Christmas 2019.

 

 

 

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