“Geezers”(slang for an old man) Are Easy to Spot!

Are you an old Geezer? Find out . . .

1943 Dispatch Entitled “A Destroyer”

A destroyer is a lovely ship?

1947 – 48 World Cruise Book – The 1st USS Lloyd Thomas Cruise Book

Cover to cover scan of the cruise book, displayed as a photo gallery and available for download in PDF format. Thanks to Mike Balog and plank owner Jim Weir!

1952 Med Cruise Book

Cover to cover scan of the cruise book, displayed as a photo gallery and available for download in PDF format. Thank you Grace Scherrer for providing Bob’s 1952 Med Cruise book!

1957 South American Cruise Book

Cover to cover scan of the cruise book, displayed as a photo gallery and available for download in PDF format. Thank you, Joe Hauswirth for the loan of your Cruise Book!

1962 Med Mid-East Cruise Book

Cover to cover scan of the cruise book, displayed as a photo gallery and available for download in PDF format. Thank you, Rich Martucci for the loan of your Cruise Book!

1966 Mid-East Cruise Book

Cover to cover scan of the cruise book, displayed as a photo gallery and available for download in PDF format. Thank you, John Pisanelli for providing the images from his 1966 cruise book!

1970 WestPac Cruise Book

Cover to cover scan of the cruise book, displayed as a photo gallery and available for download in PDF format. Thank you, Ed Ragsdale for the loan of your Cruise Book!

1972 WestPac Cruise Book – The Last Cruise Book

Cover to cover scan of the cruise book, displayed as a photo gallery and available for download in PDF format. Thank you, Scott Sheffer for the loan of your Cruise Book!

2012 Reunion Photos – Charleston

Lots of photos from the Charleston reunion

2013 Gettysburg Reunion Review

The 2013 USS Lloyd Thomas Reunion in Gettysburg turned out to be a fine event, in spite of the challenges of having the National Parks closed for most of that week by the Federal shutdown . . .

2014 Phoenix Reunion Review

. . . review of the 2014 reunion in Phoenix and a recounting of the places we enjoyed visiting . . .

2015 Cleveland Reunion Photos

Two group photos from Cleveland reunion: Update: Our 2016 Cleveland Reunion Photo Book is now available at picaboo.com

2015 Cleveland Reunion Review

A summary of our experiences at the Cleveland 2015 reunion . . .

About Lloyd Thomas, the Man

A short bio of Lloyd Thomas the man

About Lloyd Thomas, the Ship

A brief history of the ship

About the “site is not secure” message

You may have noticed the in the URL bar of our site: And you may have even noticed the “Not Secure” message if you have recently logged in: Web browsers are now starting to warn visitors to all web sites that do not have a trusted organization’s security certificate by putting the in the URL […]

About the Lloyd Thomas Reunions

It all began with Al Liftman in 1989 . . .

About Us

A listing of our pages that tell about Lloyd Thomas in all his manifestations.

Agent Orange Equity Act Information

Important information about Agent Orange, and a call to action . . .

An Old Hancock Sailor Still Hears Calls Over the Old Familiar “Bitch Box”

Some things you never forget . . .

Battle Damage

Photos and newspaper article about the USS Lloyd Thomas off the coast of Vietnam . . .

Blue Water Navy Truism

There are more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky. — And old Carrier Sailor

Bob Scherrer, Passed Away Jul 20, 2013

. . . news of the passing of Bob Scherrer on Saturday, July 20, 2013 . . .

Captain Ned Jardine, Passed Away Jan 20 2013

News of the passing of Captain Edward (Ned) Jardine, Jr on January 20, 2013 . . .

Charleston 2017 Reunion Events Have Been Finalized

The 2017 USS Lloyd Thomas Reunion will be held in Charleston, SC from Wednesday, March 8th through Sunday, the 12th.  Chief Ed and Diane Edwards, our local hosts, planned some interesting events and tours for us last year, but we cancelled the October 2016 reunion because of Hurricane Matthew.  We were able to reschedule the […]

Commanding Officers of the USS Lloyd Thomas

A tabular listing of the commanding officers of the USS Lloyd Thomas, some with photos . . .

Costs of Cancelled Tours Will Be Refunded

We have received word that the Charleston tour company will be returning all of our deposit for the 2016 reunion . . .

CPT William H. Meanix, Jr. (Retired), Passed Away Jul 11, 2013

. . . retired Captain William H. Meanix, Jr has passed away on July 11, 2013 at the age of 86 . . .

Cruise Books

A list of the cruise books we have for viewing and dowloading

Dang Yang 911 ROCN Final Days

Photos of the final days of the Dang Yang DDG911

Dang Yang DDG911 Information

. . . this page has information about the history of the Dang Yang 911 that you might not have seen.

Dang Yang Photos, 9/4/2002

Some Dang Yang photos which were taken on September 4, 2002 in a fish port of East Taiwan.

David H. Dudley, Passed Away Jul 5, 2016

David Henry Dudley, 72, of Topeka, Kansas, passed away July 5, 2016, in Wyoming while visiting the mountains he loved. David was born Jan. 12, 1944, in Cheyenne to Fred and Ruth Dudley. He attended elementary, junior and senior high school in Laramie. David graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science […]

Defense Technology Monthly Photos

Photos of the Dang Yang that were posted by one of editors of Defense Technology Monthly


. . . destroyermen can be proud of their accomplishments.


. . . destroyers work all the time.

Due To Hurricane Matthew, Our 2016 Charleston Reunion is CANCELLED

The 2016 USS Lloyd Thomas Reunion in Charleston has been cancelled due to the approach of Hurricane Matthew.

Edward Eugene “Rags” Ragsdale, Passed Away Jun 3 2016

Edward Eugene “Rags” Ragsdale of Pace passed away peacefully on Friday June 3rd, surrounded by his family and close friends. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, as well as a loyal friend to many. He never met a stranger. He served in the US Navy for 22 years and loved to swap sea […]

Events Enjoyed at our 2013 Reunion Gettysburg, PA

A day-by-day listing of the events from Gettysburg 2013.

Forever in our Hearts

Inspiration from the people who were lost on 9/11/2001, but who will be forever in our hearts.

Get the Phoenix Reunion Book

. . . It’s another great book of memories created by Cheryl and Ed Ragsdale.


Sign our guestbook or see who has already signed it.

Guestbook Listing

A listing of all who have signed our guestbook, and if you’re logged in you can see the email addresses and phone numbers.

Jim Gee’s Model of USS Lloyd Thomas

Lots of pics of Jim Gee’s miniature LT

Keiichi Morisata photos of Dang Yang 911, from 9/13/2002

Photos of the Dang Yang DDG911, shared by Keiichi Morisata , ROC Navy Veteran who served on a Knox class ex-USS FF-1073

Kenneth A. Lee, Passed Away Feb 5, 2016

Kenneth Anderson Lee, 74, of Sterling Road, died peacefully at home Friday, February 5, 2016, after a long illness. In the presence of his daughters, he passed from the loving arms of his wife Elin and into the joy of Jesus Christ, his Savior and Friend for more than forty years. He is survived by […]

Marcia Liftman, Passed Away Oct 22, 2014

Marcia Liftman, of Sarasota, passed away on October 22, 2014 . . .

Mason Lyle Debuts as Navy Bugler

. . . In Phoenix this year (2014) we had a special guest play Taps for the memorial service . . .


What does membership in the reunions family mean?


Special Memorial We still remember Alan Boor, Dennis Bullock and Douglas Neiboer who lost their lives in the Vietnam War in 1970. Memorial Services Memorial Service Programs 2015 Program 2014 Program 2013 Program Obituaries

Memorial Services

At each reunion, we set aside some time for a special service to remember and honor those sailors and their ladies who have passed away . . .

Memorial Services Gallery

Photos from memorial services at various reunions . . .

Memorial Services Program, 2013

A copy of the memorial service program held at Gettysburg, PA in 2013

Memorial Services Program, 2014

A copy of the memorial service program held at Phoenix, AZ in 2014

Memorial Services Program, 2015

Our 2015 Cleveland Memorial Service Program, viewable online . . .

More Dang Yang Photos, from 9/13/2002

More Dang Yang DDG911 photos . . .

More Pics

More pics from the WestPac Cruise book ’72

Odds and (the) End

Odds and ends . . .

OI Division

OI division, WestPac 1972

Other Sites Recommended for Shipmates

Links to other good Navy related sites

Pearl Harbor

Memories of the islands

Philip J. “PJ” Miller, Jr., Passed Away Jun 7, 2015

PJ Miller passed away June 7, 2015 . . .

Photo Albums

Reunion Photos Memorial Services Gallery WestPac Years (lots of photos) Jim Gee’s Model LT Cruise Books

Presenting LT Lloyd Thomas – the bridge!

LT(jg) Lloyd Thomas has a namesake in Ohio, and it’s a bridge . . .

Regarding Hurricane Matthew

No doubt everyone is concerned with the presence of Hurricane Matthew and it’s effect on the reunion events. We are watching the track of the storm, and will be contacting the tour operator and hotel folks tomorrow to get their views on how we should proceed. If the storm still appears to threaten this area […]

Register Now for 2016 Charleston Reunion

Charleston 2016 events are finalized, sign up now . . .

Reunions Photo Album

Photo galleries and links to galleries from various reunions . . .

Roland Farmer’s Photos 2012 Charleston

A few photos from Charleston 2012 by Roland Farmer

Roland Farmer’s Photos from Charleston

Some photos taken by Roland Farmer at the Charleston reunion

Rudolph (Rudy) Welsek, Passed Away Sep 11, 2016

Rudy Welsek has passed . . .

Schedule of Events for Charleston, March 2017

The Schedule of Events for Charleston, March 2017 Day 1, Wednesday, Mar. 8 Arrive, check in, (Check-In time is 3 PM) get reacquainted, and swap sea stories. A welcome buffet will be served from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. You are welcome to sign up for this event if your arrival time allows. The buffet […]

Scuttlebutt of all Sorts

All About Lloyd Thomas All Posts in the Scuttlebutt Category Photo Albums Ship’s Library WestPac Pages

See the USS Lloyd Thomas in a video!

. . . Uploaded by Lee Dress, former shipmate of the USS Albert David DE-1050 . . .

Ship History

Ship’s Library

Links to poems, quotations, and other goodies . . .

Snipe’s Lament / Stoker’s Lament / Ode to a Snipe / The Men Who Sail Below

The woes of a snipe . . . or stoker . . . or . . .

Summary of Past Reunion Venues

At each reunion, we always hold somebody responsible . . .

The Cleveland 2015 Reunion Book is available

See our 2016 Clevelend Reunion Book at picaboo.com


The photos say it all . . .

USS Lloyd Thomas Charleston Reunion has been Rescheduled

The USS Lloyd Thomas Charleston Reunion has been rescheduled to March 8-12, 2017.

Watch the Video of DD911

Chuck Yunker came across this video of the Dang Yang DD911 on YouTube.com.

We Still Remember…

Remembering Alan Boor, Dennis Bullock and Douglas Nieboer . . .


A listing of pages that remember the WestPac years . . .

What Do You Say to a Naked Waiter?

Who do suppose was interviewed in the last paragraph?

What’s It Like to Be in the Navy?

Show your friends and family what navy life is really like.