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U.S.S. MAHAN

(DLG-11)

PAX PER MARIS POTESTATEM
(PEACE THROUGH SEA POWER

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USS MAHAN (DLG-11) - a Farragut-class guided missile destroyer

In Commission 1960 to 1993

DLG-11 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DLG-11 Shellback Initiation Add a DLG-11 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL1957-Keel Date: 31 JUL 1957
at San Francisco Naval Shipyard
FEB1959- Shellback Initiation - 2 FEB 1959 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1959-Launch Date: 7 OCT 1959
JAN1960-JAN1966West Pac
JAN1960-MAR1960Hawaii
DEC1960-Commissioned: 25 DEC 1960
JAN1962-JAN1964West Pac
JUN1962-DEC1962West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1962-DEC1962West Pac
JAN1963-JAN1964West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1963-MAR1964West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1963-MAR1964West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1964-JAN1966West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1964-MAR1965West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1965-MAR1966West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1965-NOV1965replaced the USS King in Gulf of Tonkin
SEP1966-SEP1966Annapolis Midshipmen training cruise to Hawaii
DEC1966-JUL1967West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC1967-DEC1967West Pac
JAN1968-FEB1970emergency unrep for fuel Danang while on North SAR Station
AUG1968-SEP1970Home Port-Yokosuka Japan
APR1969-JUL1969West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1969-DEC1969West Pac
MAY1970-SEP1973West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1970-Shellback Initiation - 24 SEP 1970 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1970-Shellback Initiation - 15 SEP 1970 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1972-JUN1972West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1972-Shellback Initiation - 22 MAR 1972 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1993-Decommissioned: 15 JUN 1993

DLG-11 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: 4500Nautical Miles

Final Disposition: Disposed of by scrapping18 May 2004



USS MAHAN (DLG-11)



The third Mahan (DLG-11) was laid down 31 July 1957 by the San Francisco Naval Shipyard; launched 7 October 1969; sponsored by Mrs. H. P. Smith wife of Vice Adm. H. Page Smith; and commissioned 25 August 1960 Comdr. Wm. S. Busik in command.


During the first year and a half of her commissioned service Mahan's primary assignment was the testing and evaluation of her weapons systems ASROC and Terrier missiles. A unit of the Pacific Fleet's Cruiser-Destroyer Force she operated out of San Diego participating in local and fleet exercises off the west coast and in Hawaiian waters. Leaving San Diego 6 June 1962 she commenced her first western Pacific deployment. For the nest 6 months she cruised with other units of the 7th Fleet taking part in antisubmarine antiaircraft and amphibious exercises as well as making good will calls on ports in the Far East. Included in these latter visits was a stop at Saigon 24 to 28 October for the Republic of Vietnam's Independence anniversary celebrations.


1963 brought Mahan's entrance into the standard schedule of the Pacific Fleet beginning with a shipyard overhaul at Long Beach Naval Shipyard. Following her yard period she conducted training exercises off the west coast She then departed San Die go 6 August for deployment in the western Pacific. In addition to assignments in Japanese and Philippine waters she spent on this tour a total of 4 weeks cruising off South Vietnam before returning to California 10 March 1964.


Remaining on the west coast until late 1965 the guided missile frigate underwent a 5-month overhaul 1 May to 20 October followed by test and training exercises and a demonstration of her antisubmarine warfare capabilities before members of the United S tates-Canadian Military Cooperation Committee 9 December. During the summer of 1965 she embarked midshipmen from the Naval Academy and various NROTC units for summer training. Departing San Diego 19 October she sailed to Pearl Harbor for antisubmarine t raining operations and then continued on to the western Pacific arriving at Subic Bay 22 November. Mahan operated with the 7th Fleet spending alternate monthly periods on patrol off Vietnam until returning to California in April 1966.


Upon arrival at San Diego 28 April Mahan continued her previous west coast activities local and fleet training operations missile firing exercises at the Pacific Missile Range and as during the summer of 1965 the training of midshipmen during June and July. August brought the installation of a helicopter flight deck.


The period 1 December 1966 through 4 June 1967 again saw Mahan In the western Pacific where as before she operated off Vietnam patrolling and providing gunfire support in the fight to prevent the aggressive spread of communism. Arriving back at San Diego 17 June Mahan sailed on 31 July to represent the Navy at Seattle's annual Sea Fair. Following further coastal operations she entered Long Beach Naval Shipyard 1 November for overhaul. This was completed late in April 1968 and Mahan remained off the west coast until departing for the western Pacific in August. She remained as a part of the 7th Fleet into 1969.

[Note: The above USS MAHAN (DLG-11) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS MAHAN (DLG-11) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]