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USS DAHLGREN

(DLG-12)

OPTIMUS NOTA ARMIS
KNOWN FOR ARMS

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USS DAHLGREN (DLG-12) - a Farragut-class guided missile destroyer

In Commission 1961 to 1992

DLG-12 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
APR 1961 - AUG 1962 Mediterranean
JUN 1962 - AUG 1962 Northern Europe
JUN 1962 - SEP 1962 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
OCT 1962 - NOV 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
JAN 1963 - JAN 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1964 - JUL 1964 Guantanamo Bay
JAN 1965 - JUN 1965 Mediterranean
JAN 1967 - NOV 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1967 Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1967 - Atlantic Ocean
APR 1967 - Shellback Initiation - 7 APR 1967 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 31 JAN 1968 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1968 - SEP 1968 Guantanamo Bay
DEC 1968 - JUL 1969 Mediterranean
DEC 1968 - JUL 1969 Solant-MidEast
JAN 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 31 JAN 1969 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1969 - SEP 1969 West Africa
AUG 1970 - MAR 1971 Mediterranean
JUL 1971 - OCT 1971 North Atlantic
JUN 1974 - DEC 1974 Mediterranean
JUL 1992 Decommissioned: 31 JUL 1992

DLG-12 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 (DLG-12)



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 (DLG-12) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS DAHLGREN (DLG-12) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]