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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

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN1957-Keel Date: 3 JUN 1957
at Bethlehem Steel Corporation Quincy MA
JUL1958-Launch Date: 18 JUL 1958
DEC1960-Commissioned: 10 DEC 1960
JUL1972-DEC1972UNITAS
AUG1975-DEC1975North Atlantic
OCT1975-DEC1975Antarctic Circle
JAN1977-AUG1977Mediterranean
JAN1979-JAN1985Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN1979-DEC1979Mediterranean
JAN1980-JAN1982Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1980-FEB1981Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC1982-MAY1983Mediterranean
MAR1983-JAN1987Mediterranean
JAN1986-JAN1989Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAR1986-SEP1986Mediterranean
APR1986-JUN1989Mediterranean
AUG1988-SEP1988Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JAN1989-JUL1989Mediterranean
OCT1989-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]