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USS Sampson DDG-102 Commissioning Items (November 2007 Commissioning)

Ships Info Booklet
Ships Crest
Commissioning News Article
Sampson Book Cover

Memories of a Shipmate - pdf Document    

USS Sampson Plan of the Day November 23, 1963 (pdf file)

Photos provide by Dave Brandt in January 2007 - Sampson DDG 102 -1 Sampson DDG 102-2
Black and White of Sampson DDG-10 in Venice, Italy
Old color bumper sticker - Sampson DDG-10

Photos taken during port visit in Palma de Mallorca during the 1977 Med Cruise. The dungaree clad guitarist is Lou Acevedo. Also Sampson on a foggy morning drive into work in Mayport between 1976 and 1980. Photos courtesy of Matthew McGill. Band 1  Band 2  Foggy Morning in Mayport

Photo taken in late 1975 of Sampson's forward engineroom throttle board - compliments of Brian Longeway

Photos taken during 1982-84 showing Sampson in the vicinity of Beirut, Lebanon, Courtesy of Jim Tarvin
Photo 1    Photo 2

Sampson's wake during a full power trial, taken in 1978 or 1979. Courtesy of Matthew McGill.

Photo of Sampson in the Indian Ocean in mid-1979 taken from the Dutch Ship Tromp, F801, by R. Verhulsdonk

Added September 2003 - Link here to photos of the scrapping of USS Sampson (DDG10) in Philadelphia in June 2003 and of Sampson's Anchor's final resting place


Photos provided by Tim Vickerson, Sampson, 1983-87
(added 11/18/02)

Seas off of Jacksonville in Jan 86 (same day as Challenger explosion)
In Dubai 1996
Transit Straits of Gibraltar in 1987
Bow view from mast in Djibouti 1987

Other Photos

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