USS Towers DDG-9

If you have a sound card, turn on your speakers when viewing this page to hear the "William Tell Overture", the official "break-away" music of  the USS Towers.



Thanks to FTM1 Larry Bell for the scan of the above patch, click on it to view a larger photo!

Website last updated: 4/30/2020  dcb

2020 Reunion: Louisville, KY Sept 29 - Oct 4, 2020; Additional Information <HERE>


The Towers Ship's Store is now OPEN!
Items are available at the annual USS Towers reunion or can be mail ordered by contacting Ray Wong at

Towers Crewmembers -- If you served on the Towers in 1983 during the time of the major steam line rupture, you may be eligble to file a claim with the VA.  Contact James (a Veterans Service Officer with AMVETS) at for more information. The website for AMVETS is .

Recent Adds:

  • *** If you haven't done so already, please print out the 2017 Dues Form and send to the Towers Association Treasurer Rick Junge (address is on the form). Proceeds will be used to offset the 2017 Reunion and other Association-related costs.
  • It is my sad duty to inform everyone that the ex-USS Towers has been sunk during a SINKEX on Oct 9th, 2002. May she rest in peace, she definately deserves it. Photos (and information) of the sinking of the Towers can be found here: SINKEX 2002.

Thanks for visiting our site!  If you have any comments, suggestions for improvement, information on the USS Towers that you would like to share, or if you have any difficulty in viewing this site, please contact me via email as shown below.

"Fair winds and following seas!", -dennis-

Click on the image to the left to see a larger version of a sketch done by Rick Lynn while on the Towers in 1971.

A Special Thanks to Frank Voras for this 1964 picture of the USS Towers as originally configured.

To view a full scale picture (suitable to capture and print as an 8x10, or to set as wallpaper on your PC screen), click on the photo to the left..


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