Some ships memories
Stoddert (Charles F. Adams Class) Laid down by Puget Sound Bridge &
Dry-dock, Seattle on June 11,1962. Launched on January
the 8th 1963 and commissioned September 12, 1964. Decommissioned December 20,1991 and, Stricken November 20,1992. Present Status, On the 3rd of February 2001 while being towed along with the USS Corhrane DDG-21 the Stoddert was taking on water. Tug crew members went on board and opened hatches and the Stoddert quickly succumbed to the sea.
USS Benjamin Stoddert went down on 03
February 2001 at:
7 deg 56.4 min N by 140 deg 38.7 Min W
|Displacement, tons||3370 standard; 4500 full load|
|Guns||2-5 inch 54 caliber dual pose|
|Missile launchers||1 single Tartar surface-to-air launcher|
|A/S weapons||1 ASROC 8-tube launcher|
|2 fixed torpedo tubes (Mk 32)|
|Main engine||2 geared steam turbines (General Electric)|
|Boilers||4 Babcock & Wilcox|
|Complement||354 (24 officers, 330 enlisted men)|
Thursday, 02 October 2008 until Monday, 06 Oct. 08 in Hyatt Dulles, Herndon, VA 20171.
The forth Benjamin Stoddert reunion was Washington, DC 2008—October 2nd—6th and was a outstanding success. Arrangements for our #5 to be anounced shortly. Reunion website: www.ddg22.com.
A post-reunion newsletter with further information available at: www.ddg22.com.
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This page Last updated: December 27, 2008