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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: Dismantling completed by International Shipbreaking Corp., Brownsville, TX, 30 NOV 2006

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - Navy Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (4)
Second Row - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon - Navy Expeditionary Medal (2) - National Defense Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2) - Vietnam Service Medal (8) - Humanitarian Service Medal
Fourth Row - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (8) - Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (?) - Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Fifth Row - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1st Class 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
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919k 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
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123k Welcome aboard pamphlet, Circa 1986 - 1988. Peter Clark
Sterett
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135k Welcome aboard pamphlet, Circa 1986 - 1988. Peter Clark
Sterett
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103k Welcome aboard pamphlet, Circa 1986 - 1988. Peter Clark
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134k Welcome aboard pamphlet, Circa 1986 - 1988. Peter Clark
Sterett
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123k Welcome aboard pamphlet, Circa 1986 - 1988. Peter Clark
Sterett
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139k Welcome aboard pamphlet, Circa 1986 - 1988. Peter Clark
Sterett
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126k Welcome aboard pamphlet, Circa 1986 - 1988. Peter Clark
Sterett
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160k Welcome aboard pamphlet, Circa 1986 - 1988. Peter Clark
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
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661k

Starboard bow view of the Guided Missile Cruiser USS Sterett (CG 31) underway, 7 September 1990.

U S Navy Photo taken by PH1 Mike D.P. Flynn. ID: DNSC9011968.

Robert Hurst
Sterett 69k Starboard side view, Hong Kong Harbor, December 1990. William Chiu
Sterett 71k Port side view at anchor in Hong Kong Harbor, December 1990. William Chiu
Sterett 58k Starboard side Harpoon launcher and Phalanx. Hong Kong Harbor, 3 December 1990. William Chiu
Sterett 79k Looking aft from the bow. Hong Kong Harbor, 3 December 1990. William Chiu
Sterett 64k Starboard side of the forward superstructure. Hong Kong Harbor, 3 December 1990. William Chiu
Sterett 61k The Terrier launcher with T-SAM's loaded. Hong Kong Harbor, 3 December 1990. William Chiu
Sterett 60k Forward from the helo deck, Hong Kong Harbor, Dec. 1991. William Chiu

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class 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 1965   09/27/86 - 08/19/88
Plott, Barry Merrill, CAPT 1964   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: 19-22 September 2019
Reunion Location:
Jacksonville, FL
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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