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

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Quick news flashes!


We have a new newsletter editor!  Joy Patz has allowed the Hansens to retire!  We have a new email address to submit suggestions and ideas for features in the newsletter.  Contact Joy at 


  • Thank you, Nashville!  You were warm and welcoming!  So many amazing things to see, so much good food and so little time!

  • 2016 Jacksonville, FL around Veterans Day.  The Adams Class ship/museum should be in place and we are trying to be the first reunion organization aboard!

  • 2017 Tucson, AZ!


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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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In Memorium

Hello, my name is Gary Hansen and I served aboard the Benjamin Stoddert from 88-92. Just wanted to let you know a fellow shipmate, FC3 George Weinkam, passed away in 2014. I just found out about it today.  He was a real nice guy that passed away far to soon. He was only 51. Sure would like to see his info on the Benjamin Stoddert web page. George would have liked that. Thanks a lot. Gary


In Memory of George Weinkam                                    

March 21, 1963 - August 20, 2014


George A. Weinkam, 51, passed away with his loving family by his side on August 20, 2014.

George will be remembered for his smile, love of family, friends, music, movies, and his country. He proudly served in the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Weinkam, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa Weinkam, mother, Dorothy Weinkam, step-children; Josh Gates, Jenna Bennett, Becca Ulatowski, and Sara Chidester, sisters; Tina Weinkam, Missy Collins and husband, Harris, step-grandchildren; Landon Bennett, Hunter Bennett, and Greyson Ulatowski, niece, Lily Collins, nephew, Everett Collins.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home Chapel, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Military honors will be present.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.


2015-16 Membership Roster

The upgrade to 10 is giving me fits but I will figure it out!!! 


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Gerry Arnett 61-62 Jupiter

Robert Barone 64-66

John Bassolino 65-68

David Behrend 71-74

Dennis Benson 77-80

Bruce Bigari 67-68

Leo Biodrowski 71-75

Charles Bottinger 64-67

James Bradfield 64-66

Carole Bryan family

Thomas Carroll 67-70

Gail Carroll family 67-70

James Cartlidge 77-80

Herm Chambers 66-68

Frank Chesla 63-66

Johnny Collins 69-73

Ed Denk 66-69

John Dishaw 65-68

Bernie Dishaw family65-68

Wayne Ellington 65-67

Helen Fulton/Judith White 41-49 Jupiter

Donald Funk 56-57 Jupiter

Tom Grzywacz 68-69

Frank  Guthals 56-57 Jupiter

Leon Hall 57-64 Jupiter

Bill Halverson 71-74

Art Hansen 72-76

Daniel Hauschild family

James Heesch 72-74

Peter Hekman 75-76

Jim Hinton 67-70

Susan Hinton family

Larry Icenogle 71-73

Marc Jacob 74-81

Jay Jansson 70-71

Milford Jarvis 65-69



Bill Key 64-66

Lawrence Kindrick 80-81

Hank Koopman 66-69

Anna (Jim) Leapley 66-69

David Link 67-69

William Masewicz 82-83

Jim May 71-74

Walter McCandless 65-67

Stephen McPhillips 69-71

Maureen Moore 64-68 (Bill)

Al Mullen 79-82

Mary Mullen 79-82

Monty Newberry 64-65

Dave Nicholson 64-65

Kenneth O'Brien 67-70

Ken Ogawa 71-73

Rich Palazzo 71-72

Joe Patz 64-67

Joy Patz family 64-67

Mike Rigdon 62-64 Jupiter

Harvey Rowe 64-67

Terry Ryan 66-67

Steve Sagaser 71-73

Marcus Saucier 64-67

Dave Saunders 66-72

Gary Scheidt 57-58 Jupiter

Mark Spangenberg 69-71

Marshall Tator 70-74

Robert Thompson 71-75

Lou Turilli 68-69

Bob Vonspiegel 57-59 Jupiter

Larry Waters 64-67

Ted Waypa 66-69

Ray Willmott 65-69

Ron Zorn 64-67

updated 11-15-15  12:41 pm cst       71 sailors strong

Thanks, Matthew Kruzzette 85-91



Who dat sailor?  Circa 1965
Might be a prize... 


 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.