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

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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.

Awebassets/CaroleBryan.jpg note from Carole:   Sailors, if your email address changes, please resend it to me.  You do not need to fill out the whole registration form again, just resend your email address so I can update my lists.  I have received notification of a large number of bad addresses from my last mailing.

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2021 50-50 drawing
San Antonio, TX September 22-26, 2021
 Even if you can't make it, you can be there in spirit and join in the fun.  

 Our annual 50-50 drawing is the biggest fundraiser that we have to support the organization.  Every penny that we collect is added up and split right down the middle. Half goes to offset Association costs and the other half is split between 3 lucky sailors. You do not have to be present at the reunion to play or win.  If your name is drawn as one of our lucky sailors, we will mail you a check.
Here is a chance to cash in on some big bucks. The more we sell, the bigger the prizes!  Ticket sales for the 50-50 will continue until just before the drawing, which will be at the Saturday evening banquet.  Bring some of those pesky stickem address labels that show up in your mailbox to stick on your entries at the reunion!  Keep your eyes on the Facbook page and we will announce the winners as they are drawn.

Click below, choose your tickets and pay with PayPal...we will generate your tickets on the computer.
Remember, the drawing is always open to everyone, regardless of whether or not you attend the reunion.   
 click the link below to go to the "Sweat Shop", click 50-50 and choose your ticket options and pay with PayPal

Ship Store


For all you sailors that can not be with us in San Antonio, I am collecting messages that I will read at the banquet. Send salutations and greetings to and I will make sure to pass them along. 

ShipStore/BScrestpin.jpg They're baaaack! The ship crest pin is now available in the Ship Store.
                                                                                                         2021 San Antonio reunion attendees will receive one in their check in package

webassets/download.jpgThe reunion is on!  September 22-27, 2021.  Check out newsletter for info and registration forms.

click here to download summer 2021 newsletter





One of my favorite pics from DC 2008.  Would love to go back there and look for Gibbs! (Can you spot the boo boo?)

A message from JO3 Douglas Gorham 76-78
I was the ship's first journalist. No CCTV system when I first checked onboard so I was assigned to deck. Moved around alot until system finally arrived and I was able to do journalist work. Also started ship's first newspaper "Catch 22". Retired in '99 as a JOCM and went into teaching. Spent the next 20 years teaching physical education in elementary school.







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 2021 Membership Roster
Thank you for supporting your association

Thanks Tom for your membership renewal and donation! 
Thanking Harold, Jerry, Harley & Connie!  Welcome aboard Dan! 
Thanks Bill, Frank and OB for your renewals!
Thank you Jerry,Robert & Chief Marc!
Thanks Ray! 
Welcome back Mr. Bill!!!  Can't wait to party with you again! 
John, Marc, Dave & Myrtle, Thank you!
Thank you Larry for your renewal!
Thanks Al & Mary and Gerry for your renewals.  A Special thank you to Johnny C. for his generous donation! 

Thank you Tom & Myra, Mac, Doug and Joy & Joe for your renewals and continuing support.
Leo & Jody; finally got it straightened out and you are official, Jody!





Gerry Arnett 61-62 (2021)
Robert Ballou 72-74(2021)
Robert Barlow 74-76 (2021)
Barbara Bassolino fam (2021)
John Bassolino 65-68 (2021)
Jody Biodrowski family (2021)
Leo Biodrowski 71-75 (2021)
Jim Brown 69-73 (2021)
Carole Bryan family (2021)
Thomas Carroll 67-70 (2021)
Herm Chambers 66-68 (in memorium)
Frank Chesla 63-66 (2021)
Bill Christensen 75-79 (2021)
Johnny Collins 69-73 (2021)
Harold Davison 68-69 (2021)
Ed Denk 66-69 (2021)
John Dishaw 65-68 (2021)
Bernie Dishaw family 65-68 (2021)
Paul Early 69-71 (2022)
William Evans 87-89 (2021)
Wayne Fass 70-74 (2021)
Tom Grzywacz 68-69 (2021)
Myra Grzywacz family (2021)
Leon Hall 57-64 Jupiter (2022)
Art Hansen 72-76 (2021)
Janie Hansen family (2021)
Bernie Hansen 72-73(2021)
Jim Hinton 67-70 (2021)
Susan Hinton family (2021)
Larry Icenogle 71-73 (2021)
Marc Jacob 74-81 (2021)
Clifton Jensen 71-74 (2021)
Bill Key 64-66 (2023)
Hank Koopman 66-69 (2021)
Jon Malay 74-77 (2021)
Jim May 71-74 (2021)


Mac McCandless 65-67 (2021)
Jerry McCormick 68-71 (2021)
Doug Modica 72-73 (2021)
Maureen Moore 64-68 (Bill) (2022)
Harold Mueller 56-57 Jupiter (2020)
Al Mullen 79-82 (2022)
Mary Mullen family (2022)
Kenneth Myer 69-71 (2021)
Kenneth O'Brien 67-70 (2021)
Dennis O'Leary 71-74 (2021)
Rich Palazzo 71-72 (2021)
Joe Patz 64-67 (2022)
Joy Patz family 64-67 (2022)
Tom Paulson 73-75 (2021)
Mike Rigdon 62-64 Jupiter (2021)
Terry Ryan 66-67 (2021)
Steve Sagaser 71-73 (2021)
Dave Saunders 66-72 (2022)
Myrtle Saunders family (2022)
James Saunders 64-66 (2021)
Ron Schall 76-78 (2023)
John Souza 72-76 (2021)
Gloria Stevens (family) 2021
Rosalie Szeman family (2021)
Marshall Tator 70-74 (2021)
Michael Tribble 69-70 (2021)
Lou Turilli 68-69 (2021)
Jerry Urlacher 72-73 (2021)
Robert Wasalaski 72-74 (2021)
Dan Watson 68-69 (2021)
Ted Waypa 66-69 (2021)
Ray Willmott 65-69 (2021)
Harley Wubben 71-75 (2021)
Connie Wubben (family) (2021)
Ron Zorn 64-67 (2022)


updated 9-20-21 9:24 pm cst     71 sailors and wonderful family strong!




I have had several requests to make the donation app a little more prominant 
Make a donation to the Association to help preserve the legacy of these great ships.

Click the donate button on the left and where it says "price per item" enter the amount you would like to donate 

 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.