The Isbell spent almost her entire life in the Pacific fleet. She missed action in World War II but served in Korea and Vietnam. After her transfer to the Greek Navy in the early 1970s she continued to serve into the 1990s.
This site is dedicated to all former Isbell officers, crew, and other interested destroyer and navy buffs. It’s important to keep alive the memory of these old tin cans and the good and bad times we all had while aboard.
“Any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile… can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction, ‘I served in the United States Navy.’”
President John F. Kennedy
August 1, 1963
United States Naval Academy
Photos of the 1971-72 Westpac cruise, contributed by RM3 Wayne Tripp. (16 Jan 2013)
2012 Reunion, Norfolk, Virginia – September 26-29
Download these reunion documents for registration and tour information:
2011 Reunion Report – Barry Dahlberg
Picture of the Week
Video of the Isbell during NGFS duty, WestPac 1971-72. Thanks to Larry Ovian. More videos from Larry can be found here.