Final Voyage

To all hands having had the privilege to know FRED STEENSTRA, FT2, 51-53

It is with deep sorrow, I report the final voyage of Fred on August 20, 2008.

As Fred's email address implies (perry844@tampabay.rr.com) he was Perry all the way.

Fred was one of the first shipmates to provide a very special photo of the Perry for our website. What made this photo special was the fact that his brother E.P. Steenstra shot the photo from the Carrier Independence during a refueling operation. Captain Kennedy of the Independence then sent the photo to the Perry's Skipper, Commander Clark. The Perry photo and thank you letter from Cdr. Clark can be viewed by clicking this link Perry Photo & Letter

Fred's wife Marian, said he always enjoyed checking out the Perry website and sharing sea stories with his grand kids. Fred may be gone but he will never be forgotten. His four (4) children, & eight (8) grandchildren, all his bowling and bridge buddies and especially his wife Marian miss him greatly

Condolences can be emiled to his wife Marian at perry844@tampabay.rr.com