This web site is dedicated to
the men of the Henry L. Stimson and their families, and to those who manned the "41 for Freedom FBM Submarines".
Only those who wear their 'fish' or their families will understand the significance of much of what is within these pages.
USS HENRY L. STIMSON
Lost Shipmates (no working email for these
shipmastes and we have lost contact with them - if you are in contact with them have them update their info with the webmaster)
Favorite Boat Recipes
Misc links featured in "The Stimson Draft" editions
41 For Freedom
YouTube links to submarine videos
My recovery is
slow, but I'm making progress with my physical therapy. The ship's
store is open again and we're asking for all orders to be submitted by
June 1st. We need to be in line with orders for school and sports
uniforms from our supplier. For reunion attendees we'll be happy to
bring your order to Charleston. After the reunion we will be giving up
the ships store as we will be out of the country for an extended
period. We thank everyone for your business since 1999. The Ships Store
Order Form is located toward the end of this newsletter. Thanks, Ray and Rita
The Insignia of
USS Henry L. Stimson
The insignia as a whole is a symbol of the organized
strength that Henry L. Stimson possessed.
The four stars represent the four presidents under whom he held cabinet
The crossed swords represent his belief that to keep peace you must be
to resist aggression and also the two tenures of office as Secretary of War.
The torch is the torch of dignity and statesmanship that
characterized the life of Henry L. Stimson.
Keel Laid 4 April 1964
Launched 13 November 1965 in Groton Connecticut
Commissioned 20 August 1966
1st Overhaul began November 1971; completed March
2nd Overhaul began May 1982; completed August
Combined crews May 1992 for inactivation
Decommissioned in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 5 May 1993
Conducted Seventy Six Strategic Deterrent Patrols