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U.S.S. FARRAGUT

(DDG-37)

DAMN THE TORPEDOS

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USS FARRAGUT (DDG-37) - a Farragut-class guided missile destroyer

In Commission 1960 to 1989

DDG-37 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DDG-37 Shellback Initiation Add a DDG-37 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1957 - Keel Date: 3 JUN 1957
at Bethlehem Steel Corporation Quincy MA
JUL 1958 - Launch Date: 18 JUL 1958
DEC 1960 - Commissioned: 10 DEC 1960
JUL 1972 - DEC 1972 UNITAS
AUG 1975 - DEC 1975 North Atlantic
OCT 1975 - DEC 1975 Antarctic Circle
JAN 1977 - AUG 1977 Mediterranean
JAN 1979 - JAN 1985 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN 1979 - DEC 1979 Mediterranean
JAN 1980 - JAN 1982 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1980 - FEB 1981 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC 1982 - MAY 1983 Mediterranean
JAN 1986 - JAN 1989 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAR 1986 - SEP 1986 Mediterranean
APR 1986 - JUN 1989 Mediterranean
AUG 1988 - SEP 1988 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JAN 1989 - JUL 1989 Mediterranean
OCT 1989 - Decommissioned: 31 OCT 1989

DDG-37 General Specifications

Class: Farragut-class guided missile destroyer

Complement: 21 Officers and 356 Enlisted

Displacement: 5800 tons

Length: 512.5 feet

Beam: 52 feet

Draft: 25 feet

Range: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition: Dismantled



USS FARRAGUT (DDG-37)



The fourth Farragut (DLG-6) was projected as DL-6 reclassified DLG-6 on 14 November 1956 prior to keel-laying; launched 18 July 1958 by Bethlehem Steel Co. Quincy Mass.; sponsored by Mrs. H. D. Felt wife of the Vice Chief of Naval Operations; and commissioned 10 December 1960, Commander R. E. Spreen in command.

[Note: The above USS FARRAGUT (DDG-37) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS FARRAGUT (DDG-37) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]