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U.S.S. FARRAGUT

(DLG-6)

DAMN THE TORPEDOES FULL SPEED AHEAD

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USS FARRAGUT (DLG-6) - a Farragut-class guided missile destroyer

In Commission 1960 to 1989

DLG-6 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1957 - Keel Date: 3 JUN 1957
at Bethlehem Steel Corporation Quincy MA
JUL 1958 - Launch Date: 18 JUL 1958
DEC 1960 - Commissioned: 10 DEC 1960
JAN 1961 - DEC 1961 Cuban Missle Blockade
NOV 1961 - MAR 1962 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
AUG 1962 - MAR 1963 Mediterranean
OCT 1962 - NOV 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
NOV 1962 - DEC 1962 Black Sea Ops Post Cuban Blockade
JAN 1965 - APR 1965 Guantanamo Bay
MAY 1965 - SEP 1965 Mediterranean
MAY 1966 - SEP 1966 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAY 1966 - SEP 1966 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAY 1967 - SEP 1967 Mediterranean
JUN 1967 - AUG 1967 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
APR 1968 - MAY 1968 Decommisioning
SEP 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 13 SEP 1969 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP 1969 - SEP 1969 Re-Commisioning
SEP 1969 - NOV 1969 INPORT PHILADELPHIA FOR COMMISSIONING
MAR 1970 - APR 1970 MOORED IN NORFOLK VIRGINIA
JUL 1970 - JUL 1970 Sea Trials
AUG 1970 - AUG 1970 ENROUTE SAN JUAN
SEP 1970 - OCT 1970 NORTH ATLANTIC OPERATIONS (ROYAL KNIGHT)
OCT 1970 - MAR 1971 BOSTON NAVAL SHIPYARDS
MAR 1971 - APR 1971 Guantanamo Bay
APR 1971 - APR 1971 SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
MAY 1971 - JUL 1971 BOSTON NAVAL SHIP YARD
AUG 1971 - DEC 1971 North Atlantic
SEP 1971 - DEC 1971 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
SEP 1971 - DEC 1971 North Atlantic
SEP 1971 - DEC 1971 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
OCT 1971 - FEB 1972 Mediterranean
DEC 1971 - FEB 1972 Mediterranean
JUL 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 20 JUL 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL 1972 - DEC 1972 UNITAS
JUL 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 20 JUL 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 10 AUG 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1973 - JAN 1974 Dry Dock
SEP 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 9 SEP 1973 - Atlantic Ocean
APR 1976 - AUG 1976 North Atlantic
JUL 1977 - Shellback Initiation - 25 JUL 1977 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1986 - SEP 1986 Mediterranean
JAN 1989 - JUL 1989 Mediterranean
OCT 1989 - Decommissioned: 31 OCT 1989

DLG-6 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: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition: Dismantled



USS FARRAGUT (DLG-6)



The fourth Farragut (DLG-6) was projected as DL-6 reclassified DLG-6 on 14 November 1956 prior to keel-laying; launched 18 July 1958 by Bethlehem Steel Co. Quincy Mass.; sponsored by Mrs. H. D. Felt wife of the Vice Chief of Naval Operations; and commissioned 10 December 1960 Commander R. E. Spreen in command.

[Note: The above USS FARRAGUT (DLG-6) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS FARRAGUT (DLG-6) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]