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

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Ahoy mates,
This message is directed to the Radar gang, OI Div aboard the Benjamin Stoddert 65-68….I found only 4 of you so far. 
One of your shipmates, Tom Yeager (RD-3) was involved in a motorcycle accident and received major injuries about a month ago. He has had a difficult recovery, just beginning to communicate and is in danger of blood clots that could cause a stroke or worse. He has a very long way to go.
Tom and his wife had planned to attend the ship’s reunion in Hawaii this September.  I just received a call from her yesterday with the news and had to cancel.
This message is intended to let those who remember him to please keep him in prayer.
If you would like to communicate or send a card you can contact me and I will get it to the family.
The Benjamin Stoddert was a great ship with an awesome crew. Our annual ships reunion is a good time to revisit old friendships and make new ones. I met Tom and his wife at one of our reunions in Jacksonville and will miss them this year but hope to see them again next year in Nashville.
Call or email if you have any questions.
Sincerely yours,
John Dishaw 65-68


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


Okay all you reunion goers...Since we packed up the hospitality suite on Saturday night, we neglected to collect your name tags. "Bennie" be a green ship so your mission now is to tuck those puppies into your suitcases and bring them to Nashville to be recycled and reused! For those of you who have not been to a reunion, here's your chance to score an awesome nametag! (they are great for carrying around your hotel room key)


Thanks to Steven W. Ress 79-82 Capt. USNR (ret) from Lincoln Ne. for these pictures and the article below.
He served as the Public Affairs Officer (PAO) aboard the Stoddert 

Entering San Fancisco Fleet Week 1981

One of the very last pictures of STODDERT still afloat, when she and COCHRANE were being towed out o

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2014 Membership Roster
Thanks Wayne, Johnnie & Terry for your renewals! 


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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
Juan Cepeda 69-71
Frank Chesla 63-66
Bill Christensen 75-79
Johnny Collins 69-73
Charles Colton 51-53 Jupiter
Jose Corpus
Harold Davison 68-69
Ed Denk 66-69
John Dishaw 65-68
Dennis Doyle
Wayne Ellington 65-67
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
Lawrence Kindrick 80-81
Ken Latham 66
Anna (Jim) Leapley 66-69

John Lekwa 71-74
Jon Malay 74-77
William Masewicz 82-83
Jim May 64-67
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
Rich Palazzo 71-72
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
Lou Turilli 68-69
Ted Waypa 66-69
Ray Willmott 65-69
Terry Worrell 68-72
Ron Zorn 64-67

updated 10-6-14    5:09 am cst       77 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 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.