The Fletcher Class was the largest class of ships ever built by the Navy. Because the Stoddard was the last of these stricken from the Naval Vessel Registry, we call her the "Last of the Fletchers."


   29th Annual USS Stoddard Reunion will be held in New Orleans, LA - September 20th thru 23rd, 2017
History Shipmates 2016 Reunion Ships Store Email

Stoddard shipmates have contributed a lot of historical information. Click here for the details. Lots of photos, and stories from WWII to her final fate.

Click Here for Alumni Lookup, Membership info and a

list of the Deceased.

"The 28th  Reunion in Portland, ME is in the planning phase." Now online is the 2016 Info and the July newsletter. All past reunion info HERE.

Get that official cup, shirt, hat or jacket from

the ships store right here. Have it on hand for the next reunion.

Check your personal information and EMAIL address on the Alumni pages. Send all email changes ONLY to John Rauh & photos, history & bio  to Dan Withers.

History Project

Fletcher Technical

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In 2010 we started this history time-line  document. What can you add to it.    Look Here (new 07-29-2011)

This section contains many documents about the Fletcher Class destroyer.

YouTube of Fred Crenshaw 60-64 cruise. 
YouTube video of Heath '62 cruise.
Look here for more.

This page is a listing of Reader questions or thoughts that maybe you can answer. It is just an open listing of information.

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