Commissioned 70 years ago 12/22/1946


USS Samuel B Roberts DD823 — 12th Reunion Newport, Rhode Island

October 2 to October 6, 2017
Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center
151 Kalbfus Rd

Reservations can be made starting today by calling the hotel at (401) 849-9880. Room rate is $89 per night for 2 people. Additional persons in room will be $10 per person, per night. You must mention the USS Samuel B. Roberts Reunion or Block 106328 to obtain the rate. Room rate and availability are guaranteed from today until 4 weeks prior to reunion. Thereafter, rate and availability are only guaranteed if rooms are vacant. Would strongly suggest you RESERVE EARLY. No penalty for cancellations up to 72 hours prior to arrival. Hotel check-in is 3:00 pm and check-out is 11:00 am.

Except for our Welcome Dinner Buffet on October 2 and our Farewell Banquet on October 5, all other meals are at attendee’s expense. The Hotel contains a very good restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner at very attractive pricing. You can view menu pricing and specials at

A hospitality room will be available to the Association beginning at 12:00pm on October 2. Beverages and snacks will be available in the room throughout the reunion. The reunion auction will be in this room also.

The hotel is located near downtown and the waterfront. Newport may not be what we remember but the restaurants, shops and amusements should be enough to satisfy anyone. Across the road from the hotel is the Newport Grand Casino for those who might enjoy that particular diversion. The hotel offers free parking

Complete hotel information and amenities can be viewed at
Additional information on Newport, the surrounding area and available amenities are available at

I believe this will be our best reunion to date. Let’s make it our best attended also. After all, we are going home!


Jim Antenucci

Download the reunion registration form, and view the full itinerary.


1996 – First Reunion
Charleston, SC
Quality Inn now k/a Holiday Inn

Virginia Beach, VA
Holiday Inn Sunspree

Annapolis, MD/Baltimore/Washington, DC
Holiday Inn @ BWI Airport

Newport, R.I.
Best Western Mainstay Inn
9/30/2001 – 10/03/2001

Virginia Beach, VA
Holiday Inn Sunspree
9/29/2003 – 10/03/2003

Valley Forge/Phila, PA
Holiday Inn Valley Forge
10/03/2005 – 10/07/2005

Charleston, SC
Ramada Inn – North Charleston
10/01/2007 – 10/05/2007

Jacksonville, FL
Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel
10/05/2009 – 10/09/2009

Buffalo, NY
Holiday Inn Downtown
09/12/2011 – 09/15/2011

Branson, MO
Clarion Hotel
09/30/2013 – 10/04/2013

Washington, DC
Hilton Hotel @ Dulles Airport
10/01/2015 – 10/05/2015

2017 Newport, RI
Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center
10/02/17 – to 10/06/2017

Click here to visit the reunion website.