USS Basilone DDE/DD 824
A Gearing Class Destroyer
The Greyhounds of the Fleet
Commissioned 26 July 1949 - Decommissioned 1 November 1977

_________________________________ Welcome Aboard __________________________________

DDE 824
DDE 824
DD 824
DD 824
POSTED 4-22-19

To All Basilone Shipmates:

2019 Basilone Association dues are due. This is just a gentle reminder that if you have not paid your 2019 dues, please consider doing so.  If you are not sure, please email me at fgehrisch@charter.net and I can look it up for you.

Please make checks payable to - US Basilone Association

The mailing address is:
US Basilone Association
5640 Whistling Cove Rd
Gainesville, GA 30504


US Basilone Association Treasurer



**   03/26/2019                             ATTENTION SHIPMATES                                                            **

**           There have been two major changes made to the Basilone Website.                            **

**                                                          CHANGE #1                                                                           **

**    WEBSITE PAGES: Reunion Info, Ship’s Store and Annual Newsletters are now password       **

**      protected.  When you click on these pages from the Menu you will be asked for a password.  **

**      The password was sent out with the 2018 Basilone Annual Newsletter.  If you require the       **

**      password please contact the web master.  When requesting the password please include      **

**      your name, rate/rank and dates when you were on board the Basilone.                                    **

**      Please make note of the password to access the Reunion Info, Ship’s Store, and            **

**      Annual Newsletters pages.                                                                                                       **

**                                                         CHANGE #2                                                                             **

**      When you select Forums from the Menu you will be asked to login.  Click Login and then        **

**      enter your Username or Email Address and Password.  A list of forums will appear.                 **

**      Click on a forum you want to add a topic or comment to.  If you have not received an              **

**      email with your Username and Password contact the web master.  When requesting               **

**      your Username and Password please include your name, rate/rank and dates when                **

**      you were on board the Basilone.                                                                                                 **

**      Please make note of your username and password to access the Forums Page.              **




The USS Basilone Association welcomes all crew members, their family and friends to the official site of the USS Basilone DDE 824, DD 824. The Basilone is a post WWII Gearing Class Destroyer that in its lifetime was home to all the men that served on her.

This site was created to bring all of Basilone’s former crew together where old friendships could be rekindled. The Association has been running Reunions since 1994 and the creation of this site was a natural continuance to bringing Basilone’s crew together and a way to remember crewmembers that are no longer with us. During the gallant life of the Basilone she had many miles and the tales are still being told all over the US.

The Photo Center is the place you can rest assured will put a smile on your face. Hard to believe we actually looked like that. We have vintage and photos from past reunions. If you have photos you want to add to the Photo Center, contact the webmaster to add your photos to the Photo Center.

The Ship’s History section tells not only the complete history of the USS Basilone but also about John Basilone the Marine Medal of Honor recipient the USS Basilone is named after.  And as Basilone sailed the world’s oceans they were not always a safe place to be.  In the Basilone Tragedies section of Ship’s History we talk about the events that occurred on the Basilone and remember the men who lost their lives.

In Memoriam is the page we list all the Basilone Crew that are no longer with us.