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U.S.S. DAHLGREN

(DDG-43)

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USS DAHLGREN (DDG-43) - a Farragut-class guided missile destroyer

In Commission 1961 to 1992

DDG-43 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR1958-Keel Date: 1 MAR 1958
at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
MAR1960-Launch Date: 16 MAR 1960
APR1961-Commissioned: 8 APR 1961
JAN1964-JUN1964Yard Period Portsmouth Va
JAN1965-JUN1965Mediterranean
FEB1967-SEP1967West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1967-SEP1967Shellback initiation 13SEP67
JAN1969-Shellback Initiation - 31 JAN 1969 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN1972-SEP1972Mediterranean
APR1974-NOV1974Mediterranean
JAN1975-JAN1976Panama Canal
DEC1975-JUL1976North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
SEP1977-DEC1977North Atlantic
MAR1980-SEP1980Mediterranean
MAY1980-SEP1980Mediterranean
JAN1981-JUN1982UNITAS
JUN1981-DEC1981UNITAS
SEP1981-JAN2001Caribbean
DEC1981-Shellback Initiation - 10 DEC 1981 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR1983-SEP1983Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAY1983- Shellback Initiation - 6 MAY 1983 - Indian Ocean
JAN1984-DEC1984Yard Period - Philidelphia Naval Shipyard
JUL1986-FEB1987Mediterranean
APR1988-OCT1988USS. Dahlgren Med/ Persian Gulf
APR1988-OCT1988Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1988-AUG1988Arctic Circle
SEP1988-SEP1988Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
FEB1989-APR1989Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
FEB1990-AUG1990Arabian Gulf
JUN1990-OCT1990Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB1991-DEC1991UNITAS
JUL1992-Decommissioned: 31 JUL 1992

DDG-43 General Specifications

Class: Farragut-class guided missile destroyer

Named for: Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren

Complement: 21 Officers and 356 Enlisted

Displacement: 5800 tons

Length: 512.5 feet

Beam: 52 feet

Flank Speed: 36 Knots

Range: 4 500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Disposed of by scrapping28 March 2006



USS DAHLGREN (DDG-43)



The third Dahlgren (DLG-12) was launched 16 March 1960 by Philadelphia Naval Shipyard sponsored by Mrs. Katharine D. Cromwell granddaughter of Rear Admiral Dahlgren; and commissioned 8 April 1961 Commander C. E. Landis in command.

[Note: The above USS DAHLGREN (DDG-43) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS DAHLGREN (DDG-43) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]