USS HJ Ellison Association

If you were a former crew member of the USS Harold J. Ellison (DD-864) and would like to join the H.J. Ellison Association, please email us. The association now has a roster of over 800 former crew members!

We have an association newsletter with articles from the ship's history, and former crew members.

If you are interested in joining the association, the dues are currently $10.00 per year. You can get a PDF version of our membership form by clicking HERE.

For more information contact:

Mike Raaker
3038 Compton Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45251
513-522-9721 or 

Have you stayed in touch with any of your former shipmates ? If so we would appreciate their names for the roster. Thank you.


As a member I can highly recommend this organization to all who served on Destroyers during anytime of your service in the Navy. TCS offers Bull Sessions, a gathering of tin can sailors renewing acquaintances and making new friends with one common bond, the Greyhounds. Once a year they have a National Reunion at different areas of the country to bring up new business, tours and once again camaraderie. Your membership card entitles you and a guest to visit Naval Historical sites free of charge. One other benefit is the TCS News Paper. This is something you will read from the first to the last page and enjoy every minute of it. Click HERE to print and application or HERE to fill one out online! Dues start at $30.00.

Ken Moore