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USS RAMAGE (DDG-61)


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CLASS - BURKE Flight I As Built.
Displacement 8373 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 504' 7" (oa) x 66' 11" x 20' (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/54 RF, 2 Phalanx 20mm Guns, 90 VLS Cells,
8 Harpoon Missiles, 6 x 12.75" TT.
Machinery, 100,000 SHP; 4 GE LM-2500 Gas Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30+ Knots, Range 4400 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 370.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Litton - Ingalls, Pascagoula Miss. on January 4 1993.
Launched February 11 1994 and commissioned July 22 1995.
Active unit of the US. Navy.
Homeported at Norfolk Virginia.

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Ramage 23kCDR Lawson P. Ramage, Commanding Officer of the USS Parche was awarded the Medal of Honor for a pre dawn attack on a Japanese convoy, July 31, 1944. He was presented the Medal Of Honor By President Franklin D. Roosevelt and retired from the US Navy as a Vice Admiral.Steven A. Cardali
Ramage 61kVice Admiral Ramage in July 1964 when he was appointed Commander of the First Fleet.Ed Velasquez
Ramage 49kArtist's conception of the Ramage as built by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Ramage 31kUndated, location unknown.Chester O. Morris
Ramage 37kCommemorative collage created by James Lawson.James Lawson
Ramage 236kDN-SC-94-00646. Pascagoula, October 15 1993, a view of warships under construction at the Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard. (From front to back) are the guided-missile cruiser Port Royal (CG 73), the guided-missile destroyer Stout (DDG 55) and the guided-missile destroyer Mitscher (DDG 57). Inboard of STOUT is the guided-missile destroyer Ramage (DDG 61) and inboard of MITSCHER is the guided-missile destroyer Russell (DDG 59). U.S. Navy photo by: OS2 John Bouvia.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 108kThe Commissioning Program for the USS Ramage DDG-61.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 45kDN-SN-95-00734. A starboard bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS RAMAGE (DDG-61) as tug boats move the vessel to the fitting out pier following the ship's launching at Ingalls Shipbuilding Inc. February 11 1994.-
Ramage 199kUSS Ramage (DDG-61) underway, probably during builders sea trials in 1995. Photograph by Ingalls Shipbuilding. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 106836-KN.Robert Hurst
Ramage 67k Jan 23, 1995, Gulf of Mexica, the guided missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61) underway during builders sea trials.Fred Weiss
Ramage 21kInvitation to the commissioning ceremony.Chester O. Morris
Ramage 118kNorfolk, VA December 1995.Marc Piché
Ramage 71kNov 01, 1996, Hampton Roadstead, Virginia: The guided missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61) being assisted toward the dock by three civilian tugboats. The Ramage, along with other units of the Sixth Fleet, is returning from a Mediterranean deployment.Fred Weiss
Ramage 41kJan. 14, 1997: A US Navy S-3B Viking aircraft from Air Anti-submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22) "Checkmates", on final approach towards the Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Arleigh Burke class Guided Missile Destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61) is underway in the background.Fred Weiss
Ramage 59kBoston, MA July 20 1997.Marc Piché
Ramage 35kNorfolk July 24 1998.Marc Piché
Ramage 36kNorfolk July 24 1998.Marc Piché
Ramage 33kNorfolk July 24 1998.Marc Piché
Ramage 120k020416-N-4374S-502. Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, VA., April 16 2002, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) "man the rails" on the ships’ bridge as the ship returns from a six-month deployment in the Middle East. Ramage conducted missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as part of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) Battle Group, and is one of the last ships in this group to return from deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 51k031213-N-5319A-014. Atlantic Ocean, 13 December 2003, Gunners Mate First Class Casey Rodgers, Lt. Cmdr. Scott Kraft and Boatswain’s Mate Senior Chief Tony Diaz assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Six (EODMU 6) fast rope out of a SH-60 Seahawk assigned to the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Five (HS-5) onto the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), during a mine counter measures exercise. EODMU 6 is aboard USS George Washington (CVN73) conducting Composite Training Unit Exercises (COMPTUEX) in preparation for an upcoming deployment. U. S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Brien Aho. Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 119k040625-N-0780F-070. Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, 25 June 2004, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), top, cruises into Souda Harbor for a brief port visit as the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) departs following a brief stay in the eastern Mediterranean port. Both Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are assigned to Destroyer Squadron Two Eight (DESRON 28) and homeported in Norfolk, Virginia. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 92kOff Toulon, August 15 2004 during the Naval Parade for the 60th anniversary of the Provence Landings. From the collection of Guy Schaeffer.Paolo Marsan
Ramage 109k050620-N-6495K-005, June 20, 2005, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) departs Naval Station Norfolk along with other ships assigned to the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group for scheduled underway operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Kathaleen A. Knowles.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 106k051215-N-2103B-002. Atlantic Ocean, 15 December 2005, a view from aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) along side, after completing a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) operation. Eisenhower is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Christopher Molinari.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 100k051215-N-5884M-001. Atlantic Ocean, 15 December 2005, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) breaks away from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) after a replenishment at sea operation. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Christopher Molinari.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 122kArctic (T-AOE-8) underway in the Atlantic Ocean, 6 May 2006, with guided-missile cruiser Anzio (CG-68), and guided-missile destroyer Ramage (DDG-61) followed by guided-missile destroyer Mason (DDG-87). The ships were participating in Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike group. US Navy photo # 060506-N-0490C-004 Atlantic Ocean (May 6, 2006) by PH2 Miguel A. Contreras.Douglas Brown
Ramage 104k060522-N-7676W-039. Atlantic Ocean, 22 May 2006, Landing Craft Air Cushion Seven One (LCAC-71) passes the guided missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) after loading equipment aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) bound for New York City Fleet Week. More than 1000 sailors and 600 Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship will take part in Fleet Week activities 24-31 May. U.S. Navy Photograph by Mr. John F. Williams.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 119k060524-N-4936C-006. New York Harbor, May 24 2006, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) sails pass the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor headed for a Manhattan pier to participate in the 19th Annual Fleet Week New York City. Fleet Week has been sponsored by New York City since 1984 in celebration of the United States sea service. The annual event also provides an opportunity for citizens of New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area to meet Sailors, and Marines, as well as witness first hand the latest capabilities of today's Navy and Marine Corps team. Fleet week includes dozens of military demonstrations and displays, including public tours of many of the participating ships. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Second Class David P. Coleman.Bill Gonyo
Ramage 114k060524-N-7921G-164, 24 May 2006, sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), as she enters New York Harbor for Fleet Week New York City 2006. Fleet Week has been sponsored by New York City since 1984 in celebration of the United States sea service. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Glover.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 104k060526-N-4936C-005. New York City, 26 May 2006, Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Ariene Enriquez, (right) and Engineman 1st Class John Manley (both assigned to the Ramage), patrol the waters around pier 88 in New York City during Fleet Week New York 2006. Shown nested at pier 88 are USS Mason (DDG 87) and outboard of her USS Ramage (DDG 61). U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class David P. Coleman. Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 90kNorfolk, VA, September 12 2006, the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) as she sits moored pier side in Naval Station Norfolk following her return from deployment. Copyright by terms of Creative Commons. Photo provided by T.M. Wolf.Bill Gonyo
Ramage 119k061003-N-9640H-079. Norfolk, Va., October 3 2006, tug Boat assists USS Ramage (DDG 61) as the vessel gets underway in support of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces. USS Ramage is part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE ESG) IKE ESG includes the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), with its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, embarked Destroyer Squadron (CDS) Twenty-Eight, guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) along with the fast attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750), all homeported in Norfolk. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class (AW) Gabriela Hurtado.Bill Gonyo
Ramage 132kDN-SD-07-24299, 061115-N-0490C-004. U.S. Navy (USN) Operations Specialist Seaman Recruit Richard Blalock plots the ship's course on a navigational map aboard the Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS RAMAGE (DDG 61) on Nov. 15, 2006 while on patrol on the Persian Gulf. The RAMAGE is part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Miguel Angel Contreras, November 15 2006.Bill Gonyo
Ramage 90k061115-N-0490C-009. Arabian Sea, 15 November 2006, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) sails ahead after completing a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Ramage is part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group that is on a regular scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Miguel Angel Contreras. Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 74k061115-N-0490C-001. Arabian Sea, 15 November 2006, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) sails alongside the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP). Ramage is part of the USS Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Miguel Angel Contreras.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 128k061115-N-0490C-006. Arabian Sea, 15 November 2006, Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Matthew J. Gensler, assigned to the “Nightdippers” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Five (HS-5), verifies his receipt for his procurement of fuel aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). HS-5 is assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW-7), embarked aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Miguel Angel Contreras.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 127k061115-N-0490C-011. Arabian Sea, 15 November 2006, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) steams alongside the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP). Ramage is part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, which is on a regular scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Miguel Angel Contreras.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 179kCentral Arabian Gulf, February 8 2007, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW) John Thrasher, a native of Clinton, Ill., serves as a safety observer aboard USS Ramage (DDG-61) during a replenishment at sea. USS Arctic delivered more than 140,000 gallons of fuel to the guided missile destroyer, along with about 50 pallets of cargo, food and mail via vertical replenishment with an MH-60 helicopter. Ramage is currently on a routine deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet's area of operation as part of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group.Bill Gonyo
Ramage 120k070209-N-8623S-003. Indian Ocean, February 9 2007, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) conducts maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet's area of responsibility, as part of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Sanford.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 122k080509-N-1082Z-012. Atlantic Ocean, May 9 2008, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) watch as tugboat C-Tractor 13 is pulled behind the ship during a towing exercise. Ramage is participating in Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group Integration training. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 197k080510-N-1082Z-027. Atlantic Ocean, May 10 2008, an MK-15 Phalanx close-in weapons system aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) fires rounds during a pre-aim calibration fire exercise. Ramage is participating in Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group Integration training. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 181k080510-N-1082Z-005. Atlantic Ocean, May 10 2008, a five-inch MK-45 54-caliber lightweight gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) fires a round during a pre-aim calibration fire exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 175k080514-N-4236E-026. Atlantic Ocean, May 14 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) maneuvers along side the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) (not pictured) for a replenishment at sea (RAS). Iwo Jima and Ramage are participating in the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group integration training. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad R. Erdmann.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 199k080514-N-1082Z-039. Atlantic Ocean, May 14 2008, the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) pulls away after a replenishment at sea with the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). Iwo Jima and Ramage are participating in the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group integration training. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 124k080517-N-1082Z-036. Atlantic Ocean, May 17 2008, sailors depart the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) on a rigid-hull inflatable boat to conduct visit, board, search and seizure operations. Ramage is participating in the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group integration training. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 193k080517-N-1082Z-048. Atlantic Ocean, May 17 2008, the visit, board, search and seizure team has departed the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). Ramage is participating in the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group integration training. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 211k080521-N-1082Z-024. Atlantic Ocean, May 21 2008, members of the ceremonial detail of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) render honors during a burial at sea for five former military members and one spouse. Ramage is participating in Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group Integration training (ESGINT). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Bill Gonyo
Ramage 174k080521-N-1082Z-027. Atlantic Ocean, May 21 2008, Command Master-at-Arms 1st Class Matthew Greene, Command Master Chief Gerald Coulson and Executive Officer Jackie Killman render salutes aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) during a burial at sea ceremony, laying to rest five former military members and one spouse,. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Bill Gonyo
Ramage 96k080709-N-1082Z-059. Atlantic Ocean, July 9 2008, Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Stephen Graham serves as flight deck safety observer as an SH-60B helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 42 (HSL) 42 "Proud Warriors" takes off from the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 139k 080711-N-1082Z-046. Atlantic Ocean, July 11 2008, Gas Turbine System (Mechanical) Technician 2nd Class Daniel Minaert and Gas Turbine System Technician-Mechanical Fireman Christopher J. Townsend participate in a crash and salvage drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming scheduled deployment. The Iwo Jima ESG is made up of Ramage; the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7); the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17); the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72); the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50); all homeported at Norfolk, Va.; the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), homeported at Mayport, Fla.; and the fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768), homeported at Groton, Conn. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 166k080712-N-5681S-053. Atlantic Ocean, July 12 2008, a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) passes by the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Starkey.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 214k080712-N-1082Z-003. Atlantic Ocean, July 12 2008, sailors on a rigid hull inflatable boat participating in small boat operations return to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 162k080717-N-1082Z-031. Atlantic Ocean, July 17 2008, a CH-46E assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 264 takes off from the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 230k080721-N-1082Z-032. Atlantic Ocean, July 21 2008, members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), prepare to conduct a boarding exercise with the training support vessel Prevail (TSV-1). Ramage is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 08-4 as a part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 191k080724-N-1082Z-006. Atlantic Ocean, July 24 2008, Cmdr. Peter G. Galluch salutes as he passes through side boys during his arrival for the change of command ceremony where he will relieve Cmdr. Randell W. Dykes as commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). Ramage is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 08-4 as a part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 214k080715-N-1082Z-023. Atlantic Ocean, July 15 2008, Rear Adm. Donald P. Quinn, commander, Strike Force Training Atlantic, holds a question and answer session in the chief's mess during a visit aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 167k080717-N-1082Z-011. Atlantic Ocean, July 17 2008, Boatswain's Mate Seaman Jose Cruz and Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Gerard Stringer direct a CH-46E assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 264 (HMM) 264 "Black Knights", as it lands on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 164k080729-N-3392P-034. Atlantic Ocean, July 29 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) prepares to break away from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) after a replenishment at sea (RAS). Ramage is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 08-4 as a part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katrina Parker.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 180k080729-N-3392P-061. Atlantic Ocean, July 29 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) steams through the Atlantic Ocean. Ramage is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 08-4 as a part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katrina Parker.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 146k080829-N-1713L-032. Norfolk, Va., August 29 2008, family members watch their loved ones man the rails aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) as she deploys from Naval Station Norfolk as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (IWO ESG) to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lolita M. Lewis.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 170k080903-N-3392P-210. Atlantic Ocean, September 3 2008, the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) leads the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) in transiting the Atlantic Ocean. Vella Gulf and Ramage are deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katrina Parker.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 163k080903-N-9134V-188. Atlantic Ocean, September 3 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) transits the Atlantic Ocean. Ramage is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Flordeliz Valerio.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 147k080903-N-9134V-052. Atlantic Ocean, September 3 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) transits the Atlantic while the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) conduct a replenishment at sea (RAS) with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). Ramage, Iwo Jima and Roosevelt are deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Flordeliz Valerio.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 151k080903-N-9134V-106. Atlantic Ocean, September 3 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) conducts a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). Ramage is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Flordeliz Valerio.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 141k080903-N-9134V-074. Atlantic Ocean, September 3 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) and the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) steam through the Atlantic Ocean. Ramage and Iwo Jima are deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group in support of maritime security operations in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Flordeliz Valerio.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 145k080903-N-1082Z-011. Atlantic Ocean, September 3 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) transits through the Atlantic Ocean. Ramage is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group in support of maritime security operations in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 157k080906-N-1082Z-142. Atlantic Ocean, September 6 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) transits the Atlantic Ocean. Ramage is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 167k080919-N-4236E-090 Haifa, Israel, September 19 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) is moored in Haifa, Israel. Ramage is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad R. Erdmann.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 150k080922-N-3392P-056. Mediterranean Sea, September 22 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) steams through the Mediterranean Sea. Ramage is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katrina Parker.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 175k080922-N-3392P-040. Mediterranean Sea, September 22 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) steam through the Mediterranean Sea. Roosevelt and Ramage are deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katrina Parker.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 162k080923-N-4236E-269. Suez Canal, Egypt, September 23 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) transit the Suez Canal. Ramage, Carter Hall and Roosevelt are deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad R. Erdmann.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 156k080923-N-9134V-067. Suez Canal, Egypt, September 23 2008, the the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) follows the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) transiting the Suez Canal. Iwo Jima and Ramage are deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Flordeliz Valerio.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 126k081222-N-6092C-125. Persian Gulf, December 22 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) transits through the Persian Gulf. Ramage is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. MSO help develop security in the maritime environment. From security arises stability that results in global economic prosperity. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Fire Controlman Michael Clemente.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 185k081224-N-XXXXM-136. Persian Gulf, December 24 2008, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Reserve Affairs, The Honorable H.C. "Barney" Barnum Jr. addresses the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) on the ship's 1MC internal communication system. Mr. Barnum was awarded the Medal of Honor, while a U.S. Marine, for actions in Vietnam. Ramage is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. John McCracken.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 257k090114-N-5681S-034. Persian Gulf, January 14 2009, a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) approaches the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima and Ramage are deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Starkey.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 160k090207-N-9187B-031. Gulf of Oman, February 7 2009, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) steams near the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during daily flight operations. The Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Bruns.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 90k090401-N-5033P-047. Norfolk, April 1 2009, a Sailor aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) prepares to shift colors as the ship pulls into port after a seven-month deployment. Ramage deployed as a part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3nd Class Derek Poole.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 88k090401-N-5033P-040. Norfolk, April 1 2009, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after a seven-month deployment. Ramage deployed as a part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3nd Class Derek Poole.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 183k090803-N-9900B-004. Norfolk, Va., August 3 2009, Cmdr. Pete Galluch, commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) discusses the ship's capabilities with Commander, U.S. Second Fleet Vice Adm. Mel Williams Jr. and U.S. Rep. Glenn Nye, III, (D-Va.) during Nye's tour of the ship. Congressman Nye visited Second Fleet and the guided missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) as part of a familiarization tour of Navy assets in the Hampton Roads area. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Remus Borisov.Bill Gonyo
Ramage 207k100120-N-8288P-004. Naples, Italy, January 20 2010, Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, arrives aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) and receives official honors from the side boys. Ramage is deployed to the U.S.6th Fleet area of responsiblity. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 159kRamage at Limersol Harbor, Cyprus during March 2010.Paul Bunker
Ramage 143kAt Ponta Delgada, Azores on July 29 2010.Carlos Manuel Estrela
Ramage 176k131115-N-VC236-087. Souda Bay, Greece, November 15 2013, Cmdr. Dave Stoner, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), right, gives Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus a tour of Ramage while the ship is moored in Souda Bay. Mabus is in the region as part of a multi-nation visit to the U.S. European, Africa and Central Command areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jackie Hart, USN.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 138k140111-N-UD469-762. Mediterranean Sea, January 11 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), left, is alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS). Ramage, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 188k140127-N-UD469-036. Mediterranean Sea, January 27 2014, sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) maneuver a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a personnel transfer. Ramage is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray.Ron Reeves
Ramage 232k140128-N-CH661-660. Mediterranean Sea, January 28 2014, sailors conduct a fire fighting exercise during a simulated helicopter crash and smash drill on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). Ramage, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared King.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 201k140222-N-CH661-203. Mediterranean Sea, February 22 2014, a sailor aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) waits for the traveling surf to be lowered to transfer hazardous material during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS), with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189). Ramage is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared King.Robert M. Cieri
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USS Ramage departing Piraeus, Greece on March 2 2014.
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Ramage 204k140316-N-CH661-111. Mediterranean Sea, March 16 2014, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 prepares to land on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). Ramage is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared King.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 232k140316-N-CH661-170. Mediterranean Sea, March 16 2014, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, prepares to land on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) to conduct a passenger transfer. Ramage is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared King.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 112k140316-N-CH661-334. Mediterranean Sea, March 16 2014, Cmdr. John D. Stoner, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), oversees bridge operations during plane guard for the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Ramage is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared King.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 136k140401-N-KE519-028. Mediterranean Sea, April 1 2014, sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) return to the ship after conducting small boat operations with the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) during exercise Noble Dina 2014. The annual multi-national training exercise is conducted with the Hellenic and Israeli navies. Donald Cook, homeported in Rota, Spain, is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III.Robert M. Cieri
Ramage 66kShips patch.Steven A. Cardali
Ramage 45kShips patch.Gerd Matthes

USS RAMAGE DDG-61
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This ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Daniel Diemer Thompson    Jul 22 1995 - Feb 7 1997
CDR Dan Walter Davenport    Feb 7 1997 - Sep 28 1998 (Later RADM)
CDR Hipolito Leon Camacho    Sep 28 1998 - Apr 14 2000
CDR Christopher William Kiley    Apr 14 2000 - Mar 3 2002
CDR Randall M. Hendrickson    Mar 3 2002 - Mar 7 2003
CDR Mark Stanley Young    Mar 7 2003 - Aug 26 2005
CDR James Hamilton Dick    Aug 26 2005 - Feb 12 2007
CDR Randell Wayne Dykes    Feb 12 2007 - Jul 24 2008
CDR Peter Gerard Galluch    Jul 24 2008 - Feb 1 2010
CDR Erik James Eslich    Feb 1 2010 - Aug 12 2011
CDR Kyle James Colton    Aug 12 2011 - Jan 13 2013
CDR John David Stoner Jr.    Jan 13 2013 - present

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Destroyer History Foundation
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