USS Sampson
DDG-10 (Charles F. Adams Class)

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Builder:        Bath Iron Works, Bath ME
Laid Down:      March 2, 1959
Launched:       May 21, 1960
Commissioned:   June 24, 1961
Decommissioned: June 24 1991
Fate:           Sold 7/25/95 and scrapped

We are seeking information on the USS Sampson and her crews. Files and photos may be emailed to us and we will incorporate them into this page.

In addition to our information on the Charles F. Adams Class, you can find more details at www.charlesfadams.com.

 Mark Pandanell


12/20/05:

From: Arthur Turner

I WAS A CREW MEMBER ABOARD SUPER SAM FROM 1986 TO 1989. SUPER SAM WAS ONE OF THE BEST TOUR OF DUTY I HAD. AS LEADING PETTY OFFICER I HAD ONE OF THE BEST GROUP OF COOKS THAT I HAD IN MY CAREER. FRIENDSHIPS WAS SOME OF THE BEST. MY SUPPLY OFFICER AND MYSELF WAS ABLE TO FORM A BOND TO MAKE THINGS RUN EASIER. OUR CHIEF ENGINEER YOU COULD NOT ASK FOR A BETTER ONE. I WAS HONOR THAT LCDR BELLIS INVITED ME TO HIS WEDDING AFTER BOTH OF US HAD LEFT SUPER SAM IT WAS A GREAT REUNION FOR US AND CAPT BUTLER.

SUPER SAM HAD THE BEST OF EVERYTHING


Subject: USS SAMPSON (DDG 10)
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004
From: Robert Hall

Hello Mark,

I served aboard the USS TIDEWATER (AD 31), 1968-1971. We changed a screw on the Sampson in 1967 while in Souda Bay, Crete. Attached is a photo of the change out.

Best regards,

Bob HALL
ivanhoe61347@earthlink.net


Subject: USS Sampson DDG 10
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003
From: Mark Pandanell

Mark,

I served aboard the Sampson during Desert Storm as an EW2. I did a search yesterday at the Fire Department on her and came across lot of info. I saw that the patch I designed during the cruise had been made. Is there anyone you can get me in contact with that might know where I can obtain a patch? Maybe who sent the pic of the patch in to you? When we decommissioned her the patch was not made yet. I know it has been over 10 years since, but I would like to track a patch down. I believe I still have the original designs of that patch and will look through my Sampson things today. I have also fixed up the 2 patches on that link to be a little more readable if you would like to reload them.

Please let me know either way on this.

Thanks and stay safe....Mark

Mark Pandanell
Webmaster
Local 1259


Subj: USS Sampsonn DDG-10
Date: 02-05-00
From: Earl S. Lott
To: Destroyers OnLine

Dear Sir
I was a member of the Sampson crew from Oct 84 until Jan 90. I was a HT and a BT. I am looking for information on old shipmates. I can locate a cruise book from Med 84-85 that Todd Breintwieser has in St. Louis, if you are looking for such as that, I have misplaced my criuse books over the years. You can e-mail me at scrub@aol.com or call me at this number (404)873-4171 ext 117. I would like to help with this site anyway I can. Hope to hear from you soon.

BT3 Earl S. Lott


 Mark Pandanell


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