The USS Claude V. Ricketts DDG 5 was one of the ships that came to the aid of the Belknap after the collision with the USS J.F. Kennedy. Upon learning that the Ricketts would be celebrating their 50th anniversary reunion in the same year as Belknap the association officers created a proclamation to present to the USS Ricketts Association at their reunion. Jim Farrow being a crew member at the time of the collision drafted the proclamation. Others contributed and then a color rendition of the proclamation with the Belknap image was produced by Dick Tremain. The final product was printed on canvas and the Belknap seal was afixed to the bottom. Jim Farrow and Skip McCarroll presented the proclamation to the USS Ricketts Association at their reunion in the DC area in July of 2014.