Welcome to the USS Southerland DD/DDR743 web site!
*** COVIN 19 Update ***
We pray that all our shipmates, family and friends are staying safe and healthy in these trying times.
As of now, there are no expected changes to our upcoming Reunion, however, if things change Gary will send an emergency newsletter to everyone plus we will post updates here.
Our thoughts are with each and every one of you!
*Quick note: For your
convenience, while we revamp the Southerland website,
you can visit our original website by clicking HERE!
Our Association exists for it's members; those who served in all eras through the life of the USS Southerland. From the 'PLANKOWNERS' who boarded her and breathed life into her back in 1944, and then in 1950-1953, the crew that she brought thru Korea and again in 1964 the crew that was with her during the FRAM overhaul, breathed new life into her Then down through the decades until she was decommissioned in 1981 as the Navy's oldest active Gearing class destroyer (at that time).
This website serves as a portal for those who remember and keep alive the historic past that was the Southerland's.