Dear Family member,
Before sending me an e-mail below, please consider a few things in order that I may help you,
and there are ways from this page you can help yourself to all that our site has to offer.
- Destroyers Online is not officially sponsored by the Navy or any other government
organization. We are a private group of former Destroyer & Frigate sailors who contribute
our time to this worthy cause.
- Destroyers Online is a site presented "as is," e.g. we have no hidden files or records.
All of the information we have has been contributed by sailors, their friends, family or fellow
shipmates - and is on our website. Be that as it may, biology plays a part in what we
have: the further one goes back in time, the less likely we have what you're looking for.
- If you're looking for Service Records or Deck Logs, there isn't any website I know of that
has this information. One has to get these records the old fashioned way: Postal mail.
A good place to start is an information page at Navsource.
Speaking of Navsource, if you're looking for ship photo's we may not have, this fine [private]
organization has the largest number of naval photo's anywhere, so if we don't have it, be sure to
- Website navigation: For our veteran sailors, navigating our website may not cause
indigestion, but for family members who may not know the difference between a Fletcher
class Destroyer and a Knox class Frigate, we do understand the challenge. A good navigation
"home page" would be our "complete list"
of ships. If the ship you're looking for is not hyper-linked on this page, we don't have any
information on that ship . . . yet. If you do have information, or would like to honor
your loved one who served aboard that ship with a photo or a story, we would be honored to start
a web page for that ship and post appropriate material. A good example of what can be done is at the
USS Brownson page, with the photo and e-mail from Nancy DeAngelis.
We sincerely enjoy this endeavor and hope that we can contribute to a subject we know you hold special too.
Thank you and God Bless,