All Aboard

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.


Reunite and Reconnect

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. If you need information about the reunion or the ship please contact: Frank Biondo at If you need information or directions to the Charles R. Ware Memorial in Athens, TN or have website questions you may email us at or call the City of Athens at 423-744-2704.


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