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|8k||Charles M. Stern, Jr., was born in Albany, N.Y., on 10 March 1915 and enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve on 1 August 1940. He was assigned to active duty
on 22 November 1940 and appointed ensign on 28 February 1941. Ensign Stern was ordered to duty in battleship Oklahoma (BB 37) on 09 April 1941 and was killed when the Japanese attacked
Pearl Harbor on 07 December of that year.|
USS Stern (DE 187) (1943-1946) was the first ship named in his honor.
(Photo from The Official Web Site of the USS Oklahoma BB 37 thanks to Kevin King)
|98k||10 December 1943: Stern off the coast of New York, en route to shakedown in Bermuda.||Thomas A. Staley|
|104k||in the North Atlantic, 1944|
|56k||HMNS Dubois (F-809)(ex USS O'Neill DE 188) and HMNS Van Zijll (F-811)(ex USS Stern DE 187) in Yokosuka harbor 1954.||©John Wolf|
L/S R/P 2
|18k||late 1960: Taken at the Den Helder Navy Yard in the Netherlands.||Robert Ruiter|
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
|361k||undated: HMNS Van Zijll (F-811)(ex USS Stern DE 187) at an unknown port.||Pim Van Wijngaarden|
DE Historical Museum
USS Slater at Albany, N.Y.
|View the USS Stern (DE 187) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Stern as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Stern's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 01 Dec. 1943 - 31 Mar. 1945||Lcdr. James R. Hinton, Jr., USNR (Comm. CO) (Greensboro, N.C.)|
|2.) 31 Mar. 1945 - 07 Nov. 1945||Lcdr. Charles Francis Wilson, USNR (Warm Springs, Ore.)|
|3.) 07 Nov. 1945 - 26 Apr. 1946||Lt. Cloyd A. Linville, USNR (Decomm. CO) (Crescent, Okla.)|
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