|thanks, Scott Van Meter 89-91
Make a donation to the Association to help us preserve the legacy
of this great ship.
If you know of a shipmate that does not have computer access, please let us know from the contact
page and we will be glad to mail hard copies of anything in this website.
God Bless all our Servicemen
USS BENJAMIN STODDERT (DDG-22)
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NHMC
Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - RANGEFINDER
CLASS - CHARLES F.
ADAMS As Built.
Displacement 4526 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 437' (oa) x 47' x 15' (Max)
Armament 2 x 5"/54
RF (2x1), Tartar SAM (1x1 Mk 13) ASROC ASW (1x8), 6 x 12.75" Mk 32 ASW TT (2x3).
Machinery, 70,000 SHP; Geared Turbines,
Speed, 33 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 333-350.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging, Seattle on June 11 1962.
Launched January 8 1963 and commissioned September
Decommissioned December 20 1991.
Stricken November 20 1992.
Fate Sank February 3
2001 in the Pacific Ocean while under tow for breaking up in Brownsville, Texas.
|A note from Carole: Sailors, if your email address changes, please resend it to me at the left. You do not
need to fill out the whole registration form again, just resend you email address so I can update my lists. I have received
notification of a large number of bad addresses from my last mailing.
(not gonna miss ya)
Happy and busy March
|Spring is just around the corner!
The Sweat shop is open for business!!!
shop (ships store) is open for business featuring many new items from the first Stoddert/Jupiter reunion. We now carry xxxl
for those of you who, like me, need a little more room in a shirt. We have several styles of shirts and some give you a choice
of Navy or white. Shop now and avoid the holiday rush. We are also looking into getting a few more new and unique items for
your shopping pleasure. Give us a look. You just might find something you can't live without.
Congratulations Dave Nicholson 64-65
1st check in for Seattle reunion!
Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association
October 13, 2012
PMB 392, 11250-15 old St. Augustine Rd.
We had a very successful reunion in Albuquerque, NM this last September and now that the excitement
has settled down I’m getting around to taking care of unfinished business. This was our first co reunion with
the members of the USS Jupiter, AK 43 - AVS 8 and it turned out to be a blast. We had a total attendance of 73 and hope
for a larger turnout in Seattle next year.
The reunion registration donations and money collected at the reunion amounted
to $350 which I have enclosed with this letter. The DDG22 website also has a link to the Adams Class Veterans Association
which encourages members to be informed and contribute. We understand the challenges you face to bring the Charles Adams
to Jacksonville and wish you the best in these endeavors. When that day comes we will be back in force along with the Jupiter
crew for our reunion in Jacksonville 2015.
USS Benjamin Stoddert Association
2013 Preliminary Reunion Survey
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 through Sunday, October 6, 2013
Important Information Requested
This survey form provides information for the 2013 USS Benjamin Stoddert/USS Jupiter Association
Reunion to be held in Seattle, Washington October 2-6, 2013. Even if you do not plan to attend this reunion,
your reply is very important. Please take a minute to complete this survey.
Welcome Aboard, Jupiterians
A message from our fearless leader
USS Jupiter AK-43 / AVS-8
USS Stoddert Crewman Ron Zorn served aboard Jupiter 3 years before
the Stoddert. He and Mike Rigdon have been the hosts for Jupiter reunions since 2000. The Jupiter won 6 Battle Stars in WW
II and Korean. Her crew is now so few that future reunions would be impossible, so Ron and Mike requested to be a part of
the Stoddert Group, which was approved at the Jacksonville Business Meeting. We are looking forward to future reunions with
Ron Zorn and Mike Rigdon
Thank you for supporting your association
Gerry Arnett 61-62 Jupiter
Mark Asplund 81-84
John Bassolino 65-68
David Behrend 71-74
Bruce Bigari 67-68
Leo Biodrowski 71-75
Carole Bryan family
Ron Burns 71-73
Thomas Carroll 67-70
Bert Cassels 64-65
Herm Chambers 66-68
Frank Chesla 63-66
Bill Christensen 75-79
Clem Clemons Jupiter
Johnny Collins 69-73
Charles Colton 51-53 Jupiter
Les Creager 65-67
Harold Davison 68-69
Ed Denk 66-69
John Dishaw 65-68
Troy Dooley 70-74
James Dungan 69-72
Wayne Ellington 65-67
Wayne Fass 70-74
Frank Fisher 58-59 Jupiter
Hugh Fleet 66-68
Robert Fossett 64-67
Helen Fulton 41-49 Jupiter
Donald Funk 56-57 Jupiter
Dannis Greene 66-69
Tom Grzywacz 68-69
Leon Hall 57-64 Jupiter
Bill Halvorson 71-74
Manuel Harris 69-74
Bill Harrison 73-75
James Heesch 72-74
Peter Hekman 75-76
Lynn Helvig 73-76
Jim Hinton 67-70
Larry Icenogle 71-73
Dick Jacques 61-63 Jupiter
Milfred Jarvis 65-69
Clifton Jensen 71-74
Jamie Jones 84-88
Bill Key 64-66
Buck Laird 65-67
John Lekwa 71-74
David Link 67-69
John Maize 73-75
Walter McCandless 65-67
Stephen McPhillips 69-71
Bill Moore 64-68 (angel)
Harold Mueller 56-57
Al Mullen 79-82
Bill Newquist 64-65 (5 year member)
Garry Nichols 76-78/81-84
Dave Nicholson 64-65
Ken Ogawa 71-73
O'Leary 50-52 Jupiter
Dennis O'Leary 71-74
Rich Palazzo 71-72
Joe Patz 64-67
Allen Peters 50-51
Wyatt Ramsey 56-57 Jupiter
Harold Ray 68-70
John Reynolds 65-67
John Richard 64-66
Joe Romero 72-75
Dave Saunders 66-72
James Saunders 64-66
Gary Scheidt 57-58 Jupiter
Tom Sindorf 66-67
John Souza 72-76
Mark Spangenberg 60-71
John Stevens 68-72
Pete TaFoya 64-66
Bryan Tracy 70-74
Michael Tribble 69-70
Lou Turilli 68-69
Bob Vonspiegel 57-59 Jupiter
Larry Waters 64-67
Ted Waypa 66-69
Judith White 41-49 Jupiter
Ray Willmott 65-69
Ade Wirth 52-56
Terry Worrell 68-72
Ron Zorn 64-67
|Available in the Ship Store! $10.00 +s/h
The combined reunion is history. The Stoddert and the Jupiter crews melded wonderfully. After
the first day you could not tell one from the other. Both dinners were great and the banquet was capped off with the 50/50
drawing, a raffle with a total of 55 prizes being awarded and an auction to raise money for the association. In the 50/50
drawing, all winnings were given back to the association. A very heart felt thank you to the winners.
It is not too early to start planning for the next reunion. It will be in Seattle, WA. in late Sept. /early Oct.
The exact dates will be published soon. And remember, the 2014 reunion will be in Hawaii. The planning for that one is already
Ron Zorn reports
he found a charging cord in his luggage when he got home. If you are missing one, we may have found it. Contasct Ron Zorn
if it is yours. Or contact me at email@example.com. |
to Bill Christensen 75-79 who has agreed to take over the Ships Store.
The store has been
relocated to Seabeck, WA and is up and running smoothly!
Check us out and say hello