USS Hugh Purvis (DD709)
Reunion Association
(Updated -  5/21/2023)

       See the following for information on...
The HPRA CHARTER   -  "What's our purpose?"      
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION  -  "Also use to update your information"
HPRA NEWSLETTERS  -  "Latest - March 2023 - Next - July 2023"

Electronic copies (PDF) of the Shipmate Directory, By-Laws and Newsletters are available to  all "ACTIVE"
members via email from the HPRA president (email Link)

HPRA information
(updated  5/1/2023)
2023 reunion Norfolk
(updated 5/2/2023)
HPRA History
(updated 1/1/2023)
HPRA Officers
(updated  12/2023)
Ships History
(updated  10/26/2022)
Commanding Officers
(updated  10/26/2022)
Commissioning Crew
(updated  1/1/2022)

(updated  5/1/2023)
(updated 4/4/2023)
Short Stories etc.
(updated  1/1/2023)

Photos from the 2022 Charleston Reunion

This is a sampling of photos from the "HPRA" reunion in Charleston, NC - September 19-22.
Select any photo for a larger version.  
For more, please see this page "Galleries

USS Laffey

Out and Around Town

USS Yorktown

Enjoying the
Hospitality Room

Tea Garden
Custom Harvester

Courtesy Tim Brady - (Origin unknown)

Memorial Service - Flowers in the Water


   This is a new version of the home page. It is an attempt to have a site that shows up properly on a Desktop/Laptop computer, Tablets and Smartphones. Let us know your thoughts to make it better. The slave-pages will be updated to reflect these changes during this effort.

Call For HPRA Site Input

    We are looking for input from our viewers, in particular, the members of the Hugh Purvis Reunion Association, and anyone who ever served aboard the Hugh Purvis DD709, any time any period.  Things we are looking for include...
              • Photos - from all years...
                                  • Aboard ship - in port and at sea - work or watch
                                  • On liberty - at home or foreign lands
              • Sea Stories (keep 'em clean)
              • Life after the navy - What are you doing now
              • Veterans organizations you recommend in your area
              • Names of non HPRA members who may be interested in joining us
    In order to become a member, you must have served aboard the Hugh Purvis, any time, any length. Have a look at our information pages, in particular, HPRA Information and HPRA History.

    If you are a member, and would be interested in helping with the website, let us know. Fresh thought and ideas are always appreciated.

    To contact us for any of these items, use the "Contact link..." at the bottom of this page.