TCHVA Homeport

Welcome Aboard the USS Thomas C. Hart (DE/FF-1092) Veterans Association’s homeport on the web!  We hope you enjoy your visit.  If you ever served aboard the TCH, we’d love for you to join us.  Everyone is welcome to look around and sign our Decklog (guestbook).  Association members are invited to visit the “Members Only Lounge” for posting comments and discussion items.  If you have photos or ideas for the site, please let us know!  If you’re a TCH vet, please be sure to “Muster” on the Sailing List page. 


For the latest information on the 2023 Norfolk VA reunion, select the button below:

12 JUL 2023: Check out the July 2023 TCHVA Newsletter at the Newsletter page!

03 DEC 2022

Welcome to the redesigned TCHVA website! We’re still working on clean up but take a spin through the new layout. If you have suggestions or encounter problems with the site, please contact the webmaster so the issue can be addressed. Thanks for the feedback!

We hope you enjoy your visit. Some of our pages on this site feature audio when you visit the page, so turn up your volume to enhance your experience. If you ever served aboard the TCH, we’d love for you to join us, so click on the “Join or Renew” tab for more information.

Everyone is welcome to look around and sign our Decklog (guestbook). Association members are invited to visit the “Members Only Lounge” for posting comments and discussion items. If you have photos or ideas for the site, please let us know! If you are a TCH vet, please be sure to “Muster” on the “Sailing List” page.

Previous 1MC Announcements

26 June 2022: Wow! Just wrapped up our TCHVA Reunion in Herndon VA/Washington DC and it was a fantastic event. I’m sure all who attended some or all of the events would agree. At the Business Meeting on Saturday, 25 June 2022 it was voted to have our next reunion in Norfolk VA next year (2023, dates TBD) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the ship’s commissioning. While we generally have a reunion every 2 years, the pandemic and postponement of he 2021 Reunion got us a little off schedule, and we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of TC Hart’s commissioning in her homeport of Norfolk, VA.

So stay tuned for photos and a recap of this year’s reunion, and further updates as they become available for next year’s Golden Jubilee celebration in Norfolk. If past reunions are any indication, it will be a memorable celebration in a location that historically has the highest number of attendees.

Ongoing: We have included a new Members Only page to the web site. It is available to ACTIVE Members only and includes a spreadsheet of all TCH shipmates who have a one point been a member of TCHVA, or filled out an info card. We update the data as info is received, but in some cases the data may not be crrent, especially for folks who have not maintained contact over the years. The TCHVA Board is looking for ways to provide some value to our former shipmates by including this tailored info and/or data that may be interesting and of value to Members of TCHVA.

In order to view this page, you will need a Logon email address and Password. Our Secretary will be emailing all current members with the required Logon email address and password. We ask that you please respect all other current active members by not sharing this information with anyone else.

As this page is new and evolving, we are considering other types of information we may want to limit to active members only. The Logon address and Password will be included in the Welcome Aboard email to any new member. The Logon data will be changed at least annually, with active members so advised.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Click to read history of “Ya Gotta Have Hart” phrase

“I can imagine no more rewarding a career.  And any man who would be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.”– John F. Kennedy