USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 & USS Jupiter AVS-8 Association

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Happy Birthday to the US Navy, established on October 13th, 1775:




Nashville TN

Tuesday, September 8 to

Sunday, September 13, 2015


The Inn at Opryland 

 2401 Music Valley Dr,

Nashville 37214 




Nashville 2015 info coming soon, still basking in the glow 



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2014 Association Dues are now due $20.00

Support your Association

2015 Membership Roster
Thanks Wayne, Johnnie & Terry for your renewals! 


Thank you for supporting your association

Gerry Arnett 61-62 Jupiter
John Bassolino 65-68
David Behrend 71-74
Dennis Benson 77-80
Bruce Bigari 67-68
Leo Biodrowski 71-75
Bob Brown 64-67
Carole Bryan family
Thomas Carroll 67-70
Bert Cassels 64-65
Frank Chesla 63-66
Bill Christensen 75-79
Johnny Collins 69-73
Charles Colton 51-53 Jupiter
Danielo Concepcion 73-75
Jose Corpus
Harold Davison 68-69
Ed Denk 66-69
John Dishaw 65-68
Dennis Doyle
Wayne Ellington 65-67
Roger Evans
Wayne Fass 70-74
Frank Fisher 58-59 Jupiter
Helen Fulton/Judith White 41-49 Jupiter
Donald Funk 56-57 Jupiter
Frank Goerig 64-67
Dannis Greene 66-69
Tom Grzywacz 68-69
Frank Guthals Jupiter
Bill Halvorson 71-74
Art Hansen 72-76
Robert Hechtman 81-83
James Heesch 72-74
Larry Icenogle 71-73
Jay Jansson 70-71
Milford Jarvis 65-69
Clifton Jensen 71-74
Lawrence Kindrick 80-81
Hank Koopman 66-69

Ken Latham 66
Anna (Jim) Leapley 66-69
John Lekwa 71-74
Jon Malay 74-77
William Masewicz 82-83
Jim May 64-67
Walter McCandless 65-67
Stephen McPhillips 69-71
Harold Mueller 56-57 Jupiter
Al Mullen 79-82
Kenneth Myer 69-71
Monty Newberry 64-65
Bill Newquist 64-65 (5 year member)
Garry Nichols 76-78/81-84
Dave Nicholson 64-65
Dennis O'Leary 71-74
Phil Ottato 72-75
Joe Patz 64-67
Allen Peters  50-51 Jupiter
Wyatt Ramsey 56-57 Jupiter
John Richard 64-66
Mike Rigdon 62-64 Jupiter
Jamie Rodriguez 74-76
Joe Romero 72-75
Harvey Rowe 64-67
Terry Ryan 66-67
Steve Sagaser 71-73
Dave Saunders 66-72
James Saunders 64-66
Gary Scheidt 57-58 Jupiter
Tom Sindorf 66-67
John Souza 72-76
Mark Spangenberg 69-71
Marshall Tator 70-74
Michael Tribble 69-70
Ted Waypa 66-69
Ray Willmott 65-69
Terry Worrell 68-72
Ron Zorn 64-67

updated 11-2-14    6:50 pm cst       79 sailors strong


We had our friendly bartender in the hospitality suite do the drawing 
And the winners are:
Bob Brown
Roger Evans
Jim Hinton
Dave Saunders
Thanks to all who played and for your support of our organization! 
2014 50-50 drawing
Honolulu, HI September 9-13, 2014



The "Sweat Shop" relocation to sunny dry Phoenix is finished (wish I would have packed myself up in one of those boxes) and in the process of being updated.  Our San Diego treasurer, (and keeper of the checkbook) is busy shopping and planning new merchandise.  Anything you would like to see in the shop?  Suggestions can be sent to Ted Waypa 66-69 at or




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 The Benjamin Stoddert was a great ship from the beginning to the day that she sank in the Pacific and to this day (unlike so many other old ships) remains "underway with no way on". B.C.

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God Bless all our Servicemen


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NHMC

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968)

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, 2 screws
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 12 1964.
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.