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USS Samuel Gompers AD-37

USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37) was a destroyer tender, the first of her class, and designed to be a floating repair shop for ships of the U.S. Navy either in port or at sea. It was named for Samuel Gompers, a distinguished American labor leader during the late nineteenth century.

Veterans: 31
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2018

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Comment by Craig Lami on October 3, 2018 at 9:46am

I just missed you.  I reported to the foundry on the Gompers in 74-77.

Comment by james E eubank on October 2, 2018 at 10:28pm

I was on the Gompers 72-73, worked in the foundry.

Comment by Mary Snider on May 22, 2017 at 12:58am
Comment by thomas larson on November 13, 2015 at 9:07am

I was aboard the gomper from 1969 to 1972. myname is tom larson. I worked in the typewriter shop then in the watch repair shop for the last 2 years


Comment by Leonard Stovall on September 8, 2015 at 2:28pm

Just joined this group,...I served on the Gompers only for a short time in 86, reported aboard in March and went to R-4 div, and was made LCPO...deployed to go to the mid eas , and made ETCS in Sept...t but when we crossed the line near Diego Garcia, (on the 3-4th of Oct, I was medevac'd off do to a sever Asthma attack...left a lot of good sailors that day...was sent back to Oaknoll Naval Hospital, Oakland, and was medically retired in April of 87.

Comment by Bryce Ragland on July 17, 2015 at 12:21pm

Served on Sammy G from Nov 1970 - Sep 1972.  Served in the W-2 division.  Deployed on the FATSAM cruise (1971-1972).

Comment by Leslie Dean Shannon on December 18, 2014 at 12:14pm

Served on the Sammy G May 83 - March 85 in R2, 31A. Was on the SAT/BAF team most of the time I was onboard just to get out of the quarterdeck watch.

Comment by Mary Snider on September 20, 2013 at 1:37am

2014 Reunion Update   

November 2014, Sandestin, Florida

Comment by LT Rolando A. Ayala on January 13, 2013 at 2:44pm
Freshly out of the Gulf in 1988, we had the pleasure of mooring with her. First females we've seen in a while...much fun! She had aerobics instructors, real boxing ring and movie night accompany by members of the other sex was what the Dr. Ordered ;)))
Comment by Craig Lami on October 12, 2011 at 8:01pm
Welcome aboard Gerry.  I was on board about the same time working in the foundry.

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