Welcome to the USS STOCKDALE official website! We invite you to learn about our ship’s history and our namesake, Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale. We are honored to be the first ship named after Vice Admiral Stockdale, as he was a true hero for his leadership and courage as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. We strive to carry on his legacy every day. To learn more about our ship and her crew, take a look at the Photos section, or check out our Facebook page for more updates.

For sailors reporting to STOCKDALE - congratulations and welcome aboard! Under the Family section, you will find several links to useful resources. Additionally, look at the Frequently Asked Questions below for more information about reporting onboard. We are proud to welcome you to the STOCKDALE family!


Very respectfully,
Commander John Halttunen
Commanding Officer

Frequently Asked Questions about reporting to USS STOCKDALE

USS STOCKDALE’s homeport is the 32nd Street Naval Base in San Diego, CA.

  1. How will I get around San Diego if I do not have a car? The Navy will not provide a rental car for personnel under orders to San Diego. The modes of travel available are personal vehicles, taxis, buses and the trolley, which runs right through the base. Duty vehicles are provided for work related trips.
  2. Where do I need to report? It would be helpful to call your sponsor for guidance. If your sponsor has not called you yet, contact the Command Master Chief, and he will ensure that your sponsor contacts you immediately. The CMC can be reached at (619) 556-4564.
  3. When do I report? You must report within ten days of the Estimated Date of Arrival (EDA) shown on your orders. If a Report NLT (No Later Than) date appears on your orders, you must report by that date. Pay attention to the "Report No Earlier Than (NET)" statement. For funding reasons, you should not report earlier than the day listed.
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