Leahy Class Silhouette from the CG period
USS Gridley DLG/CG 21
USS Gridley DDG 101
at 30 Knots on Sea Trials in August 2006
To the tune of
the "White Hat March", we are off on the revision of this web site.
I will try to incorporate many of the pictures that I have received over
the years and have some ideas like a section for "sea stories". I
need some volunteers, particularly from the 1980's on. If you have any
ideas for particular section, please let me know.
A couple of
years ago I went to the Naval Historical Center in DC and scanned all of
the Command Histories on file there. Some years were missing but we
captured a lot of them. If you have ever wondered where you were on such
and such a date. Here it is.
You need to have Adobe Acrobat
Reader in order to view these. It can be downloaded free from
It works equally well in Opera, IE 7 and Firefox browsers.
Go to Command Histories
Plans are to have another reunion in 2009
Boulder Station in Las Vegas. The
dates are 4/28-5//1/2009
Click here for information
Another important addition is the photo of
GRIDLEY being broken up in Texas. See it
See if this matches
your recollection of shipboard life!
Great pictures of
GRIDLEY underway, with sound effects! Click
A little Naval Lore from Jim Hampton
Some Engineering pictures from Robert Linley
More Engineer pictures from Robert Miller
See the wardroom gang circa 1968
Kevin Reilly's pictures from the early 80's
Brent Curtis sends us an incredible tale of
GRIDLEY during the 69-71 period.
John Sporleder's, and others, recollections of the
suicide on GRIDLEY's first cruise
See our salute to Petty Officer William
J. Duggan, to our knowledge, GRIDLEY's only combat casualty. Click
Some great anecdotes from Dave Brioch
from GRIDLEY's first cruise. Some of the other plank owners might
want to make some comments. (Last item on the page)
In 1967 GRIDLEY made a stop in
Wellington, New Zealand. Now, 34 years later, a lovely young woman
and her daughter are looking for their father and grandfather.
Don't get nervous, thanks to their GRIDLEY uncles, he knows who he is.
Get the story here!
Subic Bay means different things to
GRIDLEY sailors from different era's. I (Phil Carter) have been
back to the Philippines many times since getting out of the Navy but
never back to Olongapo. David Springer sent me a slide show which
I have put out on the Yahoo message board in the files section http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ussgridley/files/
You can download it and run it on your
computer. It is a self-executing file so you don't need any
special software. I read recently that what was a booming economy
has fallen on hard times but I am sure we all wish them well. The
file is 1.5 meg so those of you without broadband should be
prepared. It is worth it though!
the press! Check out http://www.subicbaypi.com/
. The "girls of Olongapo" section brings back a few
memories. Some guys did not throw out all their pictures!
how GRIDLEY missed the Bi-centennial on July 4, 1976
Photo by Ray Haas, MissleEx 1976
have set up an e-mail group where members can post messages that go to
everyone in the group. Here is how it works - you
go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ussgridley
and click on the link to subscribe. Fill out all of the required
information and follow the instructions. One of the moderators
will approve your membership and then you will get confirmation of
that. We are doing this to keep the list closed to those who
were truly crew members.
you are a member of the list, you can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
and it will go out to all of the other members. Please note that
you must subscribe, we are not people
automatically. After you are enrolled, you can change your
profile so that you receive each message, periodic summaries or
only read your messages when you go online.
is a polling function on the site that has some questions about
a possible reunion. Anyone with suggested questions for the
group can send them to me.
supporters of the GRIDLEY site
many to list now!
Technical Support - This web site is
done in Microsoft Front Page and looks best in Internet Explorer
6.0. However, it also looks good in the AOL browser and Opera
Any graphic on the site can be copied and
saved by right clicking on the graphic and saving the file. That
way, if we change some pictures, you will have a permanent file of
pictures that have been posted.
By nature, a site like this is highly
graphical. If any of you are using really slow modem speeds it may
be painful to wait for the page to load. let me know if it gets
too bad and I will endeavor to put less pictures on each page.