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USS STERETT (DLG/CG 31)

Image courtesy of Al Grazevich


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Uniform - Kilo - Juliet


Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski
CLASS - BELKNAP
Displacement 8,957 Tons, Dimensions, 547' (oa) x 54' 10" x 29' (Max)
Armament 1 Terrier/ASROC (60 Missiles) 1 x 5"/54RF, 2 x 3"/50, 6 x12.75" TT.
Machinery, 85,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 34 Knots, Crew 400.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 25 SEP 1962 by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA
Launched 30 JUN 1964
Commissioned 08 APR 1967
Reclassified CG 31 on 30 JUN 1975
Decommissioned 24 MAR 1994
Stricken 24 MAR 1994
Fate: Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benecia, CA
Dismantling contract awarded to International Shipbreaking.

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons





Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon
Second Row - Navy Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (3) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon
Third Row - Navy Expeditionary Medal (2) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2) -
Fourth Row - Vietnam Service Medal (8) - Humanitarian Service Medal - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (?)
Fifth Row - Philippine Presidential Unit Citation - Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Service Medal


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Sterett 98k Starboard bow underway. USN
Sterett 146k Memorabilia from the 24 June 1967 Dependants Cruise. EMC(SW) Brian Kroenung
Sterett
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  Port side view while at anchor in Da Nang harbor in July 1968. Walt Loetell
Sterett 207k Starboard bow view taken in 1978 while steaming up the Columbia river for a port visit in Portland, Oregon during the Rose festival. Mike Marusa
Sterett 151k Starboard bow view taken in 1978 while steaming up the Columbia river for a port visit in Portland, Oregon during the Rose festival. Mike Marusa
Sterett 72k Port side view at anchor in Hong Kong Harbor, April 1989. William Chiu
Sterett 62k Port side view at anchor in Hong Kong Harbor, April 1989. William Chiu
Sterett 69k Starboard side view, Hong Kong Harbor, Dec. 1990. William Chiu
Sterett 71k Port side view at anchor in Hong Kong Harbor, Dec. 1990. William Chiu
Sterett 58k Starboard side Harpoon launcher and Phalanx. Hong Kong Harbor, Dec 3, 1990. William Chiu
Sterett 79k Looking aft from the bow. Hong Kong Harbor, Dec 3, 1990. William Chiu
Sterett 64k Starboard side of the forward superstructure. Hong Kong Harbor, Dec 3, 1990. William Chiu
Sterett 61k The Terrier launcher with T-SAM's loaded. Hong Kong Harbor, Dec 3, 1990. William Chiu
Sterett 60k Forward from the helo deck, Hong Kong Harbor, Dec. 1991. William Chiu

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Christofferson Jr., Edward Albert, CAPT   04/08/67 - 11/29/68
Tyler, Claude Leonidus, CAPT   11/29/68 - 08/13/70
Hilton, Jack, CAPT   08/13/70 - 03/06/72
Reichert, Herbert Emil, CAPT   03/06/72 - 04/26/74
Collins, Philip Kent, CAPT   04/26/74 - 10/09/75
Farnham, Charles Gordon, CAPT   10/09/75 - 02/01/78
Donnell III, Joseph Stover, CAPT VADM 02/01/78 - 02/06/80
Richardson, Daniel Charles, CAPT RADM 02/06/80 - 02/13/82
Sullivan III, George Edward, CAPT   02/13/82 - 02/15/84
McCoy, Jimmy Hurst, CAPT   02/15/84 - 10/10/85
Lockett III, Joseph Louis, CAPT   10/10/85 - 08/06/86
Bailey, Fred Wilkin, CAPT   08/06/86 - 09/27/86
Genet, Richard Paul, CAPT   09/27/86 - 08/19/88
Plott, Barry Merrill, CAPT   08/19/88 - 09/10/90
Blount Jr., Thomas Edward, CAPT   09/10/90 - 12/17/92
Dorsey, Gordon Owen, CAPT   12/17/92 - 03/24/94

(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)


USS STERETT (DLG/CG 31) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Steve Hayes
Address:
Phone:
E-mail: shayes@cableone.net

Reunion Date: May 20 - 22
Reunion Location:
Biloxi, MS
Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.
USS Sterett Association.
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