This is the official site of the USS Charles R. Ware (DD-865). This site is dedicated to the men who proudly served their country aboard the Ware from 1945 to 1974. Lieutenant Ware joined the Navy in 1929 from Athens, TN, and the City of Athens, home of the Charles R. Ware Memorial, has adopted the ship. Please use this site to keep in touch with former shipmates, to recall memories from photos from the past and to keep up with plans for future reunions.


Click the ship to see the up to date roster

We are now at "Flank speed!


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This site was designed and is maintained by the City of Athens, TN proud home of the Charles R. Ware Memorial.