ATTENTION ON DECK – ALL SHIPMATES, FAMILIES and FRIENDS! Please report for the 29th USS NOA DD-343 / DD-841 Reunion!
The USS NOA Reunion will be held at the new Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk Marriott. 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.
If you have any questions you can reach us at 727-289-6534 (home).
Bob Barrie, USS NOA Reunion Association President
Our search for your fellow shipmates continues, so if there is someone you have thought of, we will try and find them. Please let Karen Barrie or Chris Waugh know and the search will begin. Please remember to bring your photos, USS NOA letters, and cruise books to share so everyone can continues to enjoy those memories.
The USS NOA Reunions is successful by your continue participation and we look forward to seeing you and your families in Jacksonville – Mayport, Florida.
–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).
“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).