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U.S.S. DAHLGREN

(DDG-43)

OPTIMUS NOTA ARMIS
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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
MAR 1958 - Keel Date: 1 MAR 1958
at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
MAR 1960 - Launch Date: 16 MAR 1960
APR 1961 - Commissioned: 8 APR 1961
JAN 1964 - JUN 1964 Yard Period Portsmouth Va
JAN 1965 - JUN 1965 Mediterranean
FEB 1967 - SEP 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1967 - SEP 1967 Shellback initiation 13SEP67
JAN 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 31 JAN 1969 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1972 - SEP 1972 Mediterranean
JAN 1975 - JAN 1976 Panama Canal
DEC 1975 - JUL 1976 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
SEP 1977 - DEC 1977 North Atlantic
MAR 1980 - SEP 1980 Mediterranean
MAY 1980 - SEP 1980 Mediterranean
JAN 1981 - JUN 1982 UNITAS
JUN 1981 - DEC 1981 UNITAS
SEP 1981 - JAN 2001 Caribbean
DEC 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 10 DEC 1981 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR 1983 - SEP 1983 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
JAN 1984 - DEC 1984 Yard Period - Philidelphia Naval Shipyard
JUL 1986 - FEB 1987 Mediterranean
APR 1988 - OCT 1988 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1988 - AUG 1988 Arctic Circle
SEP 1988 - SEP 1988 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
FEB 1989 - APR 1989 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
FEB 1990 - AUG 1990 Arabian Gulf
JUN 1990 - OCT 1990 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1991 - DEC 1991 UNITAS
JUL 1992 - 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]