United States Navy destroyer


USS NOA DD-343, DD-841

Message from Bob Barrie, USS NOA Reunion Association President

ATTENTION ON DECK – ALL SHIPMATES, FAMILIES and FRIENDS! Please report for the 30th USS NOA DD-343 / DD-841 Reunion!

The USS NOA Reunion will be held Sunday, April 23rd, to Thursday, April 27th, 2023 at the new:
Courtyard by Marriott Pensacola West
3200 West Nine Mile Road
Pensacola, FL
Your hotel has beautiful, spacious rooms and our Hospitality Room is perfect for you to reconnect.  YES… we can have beer, wine and food in our Hospitality Room.  Please remember to bring your photos, USS NOA letters and Cruise Books to share with everyone.
We need a headcount of how many shipmates and families will be attending, so please email us or at Florida.Barrie7@gmail.com or call 1-727-289-6534.  This headcount will brovide the tour vendors the size of our reunion.
The Blue Angels practice schedule is not published yet..   

Best Regards,
–Robert L. Barrie
–President of the USS NOA Reunion Association



USS Noa may refer to:

USS Noa (DD-343) – was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy following World War I. She was named for Loveman Noa (see DD-343 Wikipedia article here).

USS Noa (DD-841) – was a Gearing-class destroyer of the United States Navy, the second Navy ship named for Midshipman Loveman Noa (1878–1901).  Noa was laid down by the Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, on 26 March 1945; launched on 30 July 1945, sponsored by Mrs. James Cary Jones, Jr., wife of Rear Admiral James Cary Jones, Jr., USN; and commissioned on 2 November 1945, Commander R. L. Nolan, Jr., USN, in command. (see DD-841 Wikipedia article here).


Articles about USS Noa

“The Last Powder Monkey, A Tale of Peril, Courage, and gross ingratitude on the old China station”, by Roy C. Smith III, American Heritage, July/August 1996, Volume 47,  Issue 4 (click here to read the article and to view photos)

“Gunboat Diplomacy on the Yangtze”, by Richard K. Kolb, VFW, April 1991 (click here to view article).

Ship Photos