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U.S.S. FARRAGUT

(DLG-6)

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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
JUN1957-Keel Date: 3 JUN 1957
at Bethlehem Steel Corporation Quincy MA
JUL1958-Launch Date: 18 JUL 1958
DEC1960-Commissioned: 10 DEC 1960
JAN1961-DEC1961Cuban Missle Blockade
NOV1961-MAR1962North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
AUG1962-MAR1963Mediterranean
OCT1962-NOV1962Cuban Missle Blockade
NOV1962-DEC1962Black Sea Ops Post Cuban Blockade
JAN1965-APR1965Guantanamo Bay
MAY1965-SEP1965Mediterranean
MAY1966-SEP1966North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAY1966-SEP1966Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAY1967-SEP1967Mediterranean
JUN1967-AUG1967North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
APR1968-MAY1968Decommisioning
SEP1969-Shellback Initiation - 13 SEP 1969 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP1969-SEP1969Re-Commisioning
SEP1969-NOV1969INPORT PHILADELPHIA FOR COMMISSIONING
MAR1970-APR1970MOORED IN NORFOLK VIRGINIA
JUL1970-JUL1970Sea Trials
AUG1970-AUG1970ENROUTE SAN JUAN
SEP1970-OCT1970NORTH ATLANTIC OPERATIONS (ROYAL KNIGHT)
OCT1970-MAR1971BOSTON NAVAL SHIPYARDS
MAR1971-APR1971Guantanamo Bay
APR1971-APR1971SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
MAY1971-JUL1971BOSTON NAVAL SHIP YARD
AUG1971-DEC1971North Atlantic
SEP1971-DEC1971North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
SEP1971-DEC1971North Atlantic
SEP1971-DEC1971Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
OCT1971-FEB1972Mediterranean
DEC1971-FEB1972Mediterranean
JUL1972- Shellback Initiation - 20 JUL 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL1972-DEC1972UNITAS
JUL1972-Shellback Initiation - 20 JUL 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1972-Shellback Initiation - 10 AUG 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN1973-JAN1974Dry Dock
SEP1973-Shellback Initiation - 9 SEP 1973 - Atlantic Ocean
APR1976-AUG1976North Atlantic
JUL1977- Shellback Initiation - 25 JUL 1977 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1986-SEP1986Mediterranean
JAN1989-JUL1989Mediterranean
OCT1989-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]