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U.S.S. 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
MAR1958-Keel Date: 1 MAR 1958
at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
MAR1960-Launch Date: 16 MAR 1960
APR1961-Commissioned: 8 APR 1961
APR1961-AUG1962Mediterranean
JUN1962-AUG1962Northern Europe
JUN1962-SEP1962Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
OCT1962-NOV1962Cuban Missle Blockade
OCT1962-Shellback Initiation - 15 OCT 1962 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1962-NOV1962Cuban Missle Blockade
JAN1963-JAN1967West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1964-JUL1964Guantanamo Bay
JAN1965-JUN1965Mediterranean
JAN1966-JAN1967West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1967-Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1967 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN1967-NOV1967West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1967-OCT1967West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1967-Shellback Initiation - 7 APR 1967 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1967- Shellback Initiation - 13 SEP 1967 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1968-Shellback Initiation - 31 JAN 1968 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN1968-SEP1968Guantanamo Bay
DEC1968-JUL1969Solant-MidEast
DEC1968-JUL1969Mediterranean
JAN1969-Shellback Initiation - 31 JAN 1969 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN1969-SEP1969West Africa
JUL1970-JAN1973Death
AUG1970-MAR1971Mediterranean
JUL1971-OCT1971North Atlantic
MAY1973-Shellback Initiation - 20 MAY 1973 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN1974-DEC1974Mediterranean
JUL1992-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]