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

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DDE 824
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June 23, 2022, From Geoffrey Bender FTG2, 70-74

USS John Basilone DDG-122, Christening Ceremony

The christening ceremony took place on Saturday, June 18, 2022.  There were 18 shipmates, and their families in attendance.  During the ceremony several speakers mentioned the crew of the 824 and one speaker asked us to stand and be recognized.

Below is a link to construction photos of the USS John Basilone DDG-122.

USS John Basilone DDG-122, Construction – USS Basilone DDE/DD 824

On January 10, 2020, the keel for the USS John Basilone DDG-122 was laid down.  Below is a link to photos of the Keel Laying Ceremony

USS John Basilone DDG-122, Keel Laying Ceremony – USS Basilone DDE/DD 824

On June 10, 2022, the USS John Basilone DDG-122 was launched.  Below is the link to a video of the launching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STexh_cjRWY

On June 18, 2022, the USS John Basilone DDG-122 was christened.  Below is the link to a video of the christening ceremony.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WYN06qWZqA

On June 18, 2022, the USS John Basilone DDG-122 was christened.  Below is the link to christening photos.

USS John Basilone DDG-122, Christening Ceremony – USS Basilone DDE/DD 824

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September 21, 2022

Click on the link below to watch the video message from CDR Carne Livingston, Commanding Officer of the USS John Basilone DDG-122

USS John Basilone DDG-122, CO’s Video Message September 14, 2022 – USS Basilone DDE/DD 824

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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 crew members 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.

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