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USS McFAUL (DDG-74)

CLASS - BURKE Flight II 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 26 1996.
Launched January 18 1997.
Commissioned April 25 1998 at Savannah, Georgia.
Active unit of the US Navy.
Homeported at Norfolk Virginia.

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McFaul 37kDonald Lewis McFaul, (20 September 1957 - 20 December 1989) was a United States Navy SEAL killed in action at Paitilla Airfield during Operation Just Cause, the 1989 US Invasion of Panama. He was posthumously awarded the purple heart and Navy cross for his heroism during the battle while pulling another SEAL to safety. Only two Navy Crosses were awarded for 1989 operations in Panama.USS McFaul Eebsite
McFaul 49kArtist's conception of the McFaul 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
McFaul 94kUndated, location unknown.-
McFaul 63kTwo undated views of the McFaul after a collision with the USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81) off Jacksonville.Gerd Matthes
McFaul 64kAs above.Gerd Matthes
McFaul 53kUndated, location unknown. Official US Navy photo taken from "An Illustrated History of Destroyers of the World" by Bernard Ireland.Robert Hurst
McFaul 60kThe Commissioning Invitation for USS McFaul DDG-74, held at the Garden City Terminal, in the Port of Savannah, GA on 25 April 1998.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 141kCover of the Commissioning pamphlet, 25 April 1998.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 133kUSS McFaul (DDG-74) underway during builder's sea trials, circa early 1998. Photograph by Ingalls Shipbuilding. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 106850-KN.Robert Hurst
McFaul 47kRefueling from the USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201), Med cruise 1999. Taken from the USS Carney (DDG-64).Bill Lair STG2(SW)
McFaul 133kAn SH-60 Seahawk from Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron One One (HS-11) attached to USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) refuels from the guided missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) in the Atlantic Ocean July 9. McFaul is currently completing operations with Kennedy. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Christian Eskelund. [990709-N-9568E-006] July 9, 1999.Fred Weiss
McFaul 30kBarcelona, Spain November 24 1999.Marc Piché
McFaul 31kBarcelona, Spain November 24 1999.Marc Piché
McFaul 102kNew York, N.Y., July 5, 2000, the guided missile destroyer USS Mc Faul (DDG 74 ) glides by Manhattan Island during the International Naval Review 2000 (INR 2000). INR 2000 is the Navy's congressionally-mandated observance of the millennial year and recognition of the Nation's 224th birthday. Over 25,000 sailors and marines from 20 countries are particiapating in this week long "Celebration of Seapower for the Millennium". U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire [000705-N-6492H-535] July 5, 2000.Fred Weiss
McFaul 123kJuly 13 1999, the guided missile destroyer, USS McFaul (DDG 74), an Arleighe Burke Class destroyer, is participating in Competitive Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and Joint Fleet Exercise (JTFEX), as part of the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) battle group. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 3rd Class Jerad Rudd.Bill Gonyo
McFaul 39kPortsmouth, England June 29 2001.Marc Piché
McFaul 37kPortsmouth, England June 29 2001.Marc Piché
McFaul 32kPortsmouth, England June 29 2001.Marc Piché
McFaul 115kThe Atlantic Ocean, July 19, 2000, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) matches speed and course with the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during underway replenishment operations in the Atlantic Ocean. The ships are underway providing carrier qualifications (CQs) services for student pilots. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Clifford L. H. Davis. [000719-N-9565D-004] July 19, 2000.Fred Weiss
McFaul 27kUSS Stout (DDG-55) and USS McFaul (DDG-74) in Roosvelt Roads, March 2001.Jörg Bihlmayr
McFaul 79kUSS Nicholson DD 982 and USS McFaul DDG 74 in Gibraltar on 29th November 2001. © Daniel Ferro
McFaul 79kUSS McFaul DDG 74 leaving Gibraltar on 30th November 2001.© Daniel Ferro
McFaul 124kFt. Lauderdale, Fla., Apr. 30, 2002, the destroyers USS McFaul (DDG 74) and USS Stout DDG 55), foreground, are pier side at Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. In the background are the destroyers USS Deyo (DD 989), USS Porter (DDG 78), and the cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56). The five ships and the carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), all based in Norfolk, Va., are in Ft. Lauderdale for the 2002 Fleet Week/Air and Sea Show. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Ed Buclatin. [020430-N-6092B-003] Apr. 30, 2002.Fred Weiss
McFaul 143k020504-N-6931R-501. Aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), May 4 2002, three CH-46 “Sea Knight” transport helicopters fly over the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) as part of the Fleet Week 2002 Air and Sea show festivities in Broward County, FL. In addition to its role in the Fleet Week festivities, Truman served as the "centerpiece" for the Air and Sea show. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Audrey L. Robards.Steven A. Cardali/Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 148k30430-N-4518L-002. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 30 2003, Mess Management Specialist Seaman Brandon Martinez, from Wellsville, Kan., and celebrity chef Chris Nealson put the finishing touches on the main course aboard USS McFaul (DDG 74). Celebrity chefs visited ships attending Fleet Week USA. Fleet Week USA is a weeklong salute to the U.S. military, which includes a four-day visit by U.S. Navy ships and a three-day air show. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Kevin K. Langford.Bill Gonyo
McFaul 93kThe guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) (right) leads the way during divisional tactics training along with the guided missile destroyers USS McFaul (DDG 74), USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS Cole (DDG 67), and the guided missile cruisers USS Cape St. George (CG 71) and USS Anzio (CG 68) in the Atlantic Ocean, on March 5 2005. The destroyers and cruisers are assigned to Commander, Carrier Strike Group 12. DoD photo by Lt. j.g. Caleb Swigart, U.S. Navy, ID# 050305-N-41585-001.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 80kMess decks aboard the USS McFaul (DDG 74) on April 8, 2005. Photo by Brian Craig.Bill Gonyo
McFaul 82k050606-N-0000C-003. Faslane, Scotland, June 6 2005, the guided missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) departs Clyde Naval Base in Faslane. McFaul is currently participating in the Joint Maritime Course, a multinational NATO exercise being conducted off the coast of Scotland. U.S. Navy photo by Mr. Dave Cullen.Bill Gonyo
McFaul 150k051201-N-1805P-002. Philadelphia, Pa., December 1 2005, the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) passes the battleship USS New Jersey (BB 62) moored at Camden, NJ as a museum ship, as she pulls into Penn's Landing, Philadelphia. McFaul's arrival is part of Philadelphia Navy Week, sponsored by the Navy Office of Community Outreach. Twenty such weeks are planned this year in cities throughout the U.S., arranged by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO). NAVCO is a new unit tasked with enhancing the Navy's brand image in areas with limited exposure to the Navy. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Jason J. Perry.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 164kA series of 5 photos - Atlantic Ocean, February 6 2006, USS Enterprise (CVN-65) prepares to conduct a refueling at sea with the guided missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG-74). The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was underway conducting routine carrier qualifications. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Josh Kinter (# 060206-N-7748K-002).USN
McFaul 174kAs above, photo 060206-N-7748K-004.USN
McFaul 128kAs above, photo 060206-N-7748K-005.USN
McFaul 86kAs above, photo 060206-N-7748K-006.USN
McFaul 117kAs above, photo 060206-N-9742R-001.USN
McFaul 109kDN-SD-06-16214, 060323-N-7092S-036. US Navy (USN) Gas Turbine System Technician Fireman (GSF) Michael Seabolt lays out his tools for a spot check onboard the USN Arleigh Burke Class Guided-missile Destroyer USS MCFAUL (DDG 74), at Norfolk, Virginia (VA). Photo by JOSN Brandon Shelander, March 23 2006.Bill Gonyo
McFaul 119k060529-N-9742R-385. The guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74), seen here in Suez, Egypt, visits Manama, Bahrain, for its first port visit since entering the 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO). McFaul, part of the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Carrier Strike Group, will conduct MSO while in the AOO. Official U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Milosz Reterski, June 2006.Bill Gonyo
McFaul 200k060621-N-FS144-073. Persian Gulf, June 6 2006, Cmdr. Mary Jackson, commanding officer of the USS McFaul (DDG 74), reads her orders to the crew after relieving Cmdr. Sean Connors during their change of command ceremony. McFaul is part of the USS Enterprise Carrier Strike group currently deployed as part of a routine rotation of U.S. maritime forces in support of the war on terror. US Navy photo by JO3 Nicholas C. Kaylor.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 47k061114-N-2248M-005, Norfolk, VA, November 14 2006, families and friends wait on the pier as the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) arrives into port at Naval Station Norfolk after a six-month deployment. McFaul was deployed with the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Moise Medel.Tony Cowart
McFaul 110k070920-N-4236E-002. Cape Wrath, Scotland, September 20 2007, the five-inch, 54-caliber MK 45 Mod 2 gun mount aboard guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) is fired during training operations at the Cape Wrath Gunnery Range. McFaul is participating in Neptune Warrior, an exercise designed to improve interoperability between allied navies as well as prepare the participants for a role in a Coalition Joint Task Force during upcoming deployments. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad R. Erdmann.Bill Gonyo
McFaul 73kUSS McFaul in Norfolk, April 27 2008.Larry Backus
McFaul 134k080708-N-0780F-001. Souda Bay, Crete, July 8 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) arrives in Souda harbor for a brief port visit. McFaul is on a scheduled deployment to the 6th Fleet area of responsibility and will support theater security cooperation by participating in regional exercises with allies, making deplomatic port calls and responding to any contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 239k080811-N-0780F-006. Souda Bay, Crete, August 11 2008, tugs come alongside as the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) arrives for a routine port visit to Souda Bay. McFaul is in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility and will support theater security cooperation by participating in regional exercises with allies, making diplomatic port calls and responding to any contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 144k080811-N-0780F-001. Souda Bay, Crete, August 11 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) arrives for a routine port visit to Souda Bay. McFaul is in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility and will support theater security cooperation by participating in regional exercises with allies, making diplomatic port calls and responding to any contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 177k080811-N-0780F-003. Souda Bay, Crete, August 11 2008, sailors conduct mooring operations as the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) arrives for a routine port visit to Souda Bay. McFaul is in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility and will support theater security cooperation by participating in regional exercises with allies, making diplomatic port calls and responding to any contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 174k080820-N-4044H-028. Souda Bay, Crete, August 20, 2008, Storekeeper 1st Class Jeff Weaver and Ship's Serviceman 2nd Class Gary Smith prepare humanitarian aid supplies to be loaded aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74). Nearly 55 tons of supplies were loaded as part of the humanitarian assistance for the Republic of Georgia following the conflict between Russian and Georgian forces. The assistance will aid in alleviating human suffering in the Republic of Georgia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 184k080820-N-0780F-001. Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, August 20 2008, bottled water is loaded aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74). Nearly 55 tons of supplies were loaded as part of the humanitarian assistance for the Republic of Georgia following the conflict between Russian and Georgian forces. The assistance will aid in alleviating human suffering in the Republic of Georgia. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 144k080820-N-0780F-002. Souda Bay, Crete, August 20 2008, bottled water is loaded aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74). Nearly 55 tons of supplies were loaded as part of the humanitarian assistance for the Republic of Georgia following the conflict between Russian and Georgian forces. The assistance will aid in alleviating human suffering in the Republic of Georgia. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 163k080820-N-0780F-003. Souda Bay, Crete, August 20 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) transits Souda Harbor headed to the Republic of Georgia. McFaul is carrying nearly 55 tons of supplies as part of the humanitarian assistance for the Republic of Georgia following the conflict between Russian and Georgian forces. The assistance will aid in alleviating human suffering in the Republic of Georgia. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 126k080822-N-4044H-002. Dardanelles, August 22 2008, Quartermaster Seaman Apprentice Derek Evoy looks through a telescopic alidade, which plots the bearings for the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) while the ship begins its approach into the Turkish Straits. McFaul is providing humanitarian assistance to the Republic of Georgia following the conflict between Russian and Georgian forces. The assistance being provided will aid in and alleviating human suffering in the Republic of Georgia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 138k080822-N-4044H-006. Dardanelles, August 22 2008, Chief Electrician's Mate Russell Lincoln, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG74), informs ship's company of on coming ships, while Quartermaster Seaman Apprentice Derek Evoy looks through a telescopic alidade on the ship's bridge wing as McFaul makes its approach into the Turkish Straits. McFaul is providing humanitarian assistance to the Republic of Georgia following the conflict between Russian and Georgian forces. The assistance being provided will aid in and alleviating human suffering in the Republic of Georgia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 156k080822-N-4044H-029. The Bosporus, August 22 2008, Quartermaster Seaman Apprentice Ashley McKee relays bearings-from-land readings taken from a telescopic alidade to the quartermasters inside the pilothouse aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74). This process helps to navigate the ship through the Turkish Straits. McFaul is underway to provide humanitarian assistance to the Republic of Georgia following the conflict between Russian and Georgian forces. The assistance being provided will aid in and alleviating human suffering in the Republic of Georgia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 116k080822-N-4044H-045. The Bosporus, August 22 2008, Lt. Josh Bailey looks through the "big eyes" for anything suspicious while the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) transits the Turkish Straights. McFaul is underway to provide humanitarian assistance to the Republic of Georgia following the conflict between Russian and Georgian forces. The assistance being provided will aid in and alleviating human suffering in the Republic of Georgia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 107k080822-N-4044H-060. The Bosporus, August 22, 2008, Quartermaster 2nd Class Carlos Oqendo plots points on the navigation chart aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74). This will keep the ship from coming too close to other vessels, while she transits through the Turkish Straits. McFaul is underway to provide humanitarian assistance to the Republic of Georgia following the conflict between Russian and Georgian forces. The assistance being provided will aid in and alleviating human suffering in the Republic of Georgia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 182k080822-N-4044H-065. The Bosporus, August 22 2008, Quartermaster 2nd Class Carlos Oqendo plots points on the navigation chart aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) as Quartermaster Seaman Rafael Acosta records the information while makes the ship transits through the Turkish Straits. McFaul is underway to provide humanitarian assistance to the Republic of Georgia following the conflict between Russian and Georgian forces. The assistance being provided will aid in and alleviating human suffering in the Republic of Georgia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 117k080824-N-4044H-012. Bat'umi, Republic of Georgia, August 24 2008, a Georgian coast guard vessel passes in front of the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) as it lays anchor upon its arrival to the port of Batumi. McFaul arrived with humanitarian assistance supplies for the people of Georgia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 133k080824-N-4044H-090. Bat'umi, Republic of Georgia, August 24 2008, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) unload humanitarian supplies to be transported to the people of Georgia as a Georgian coast guard vessel sails in the background. The humanitarian assistance is in response to the request of the government of the Republic of Georgia. Donated items include hygiene items, baby food and infant supplies. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 178k080824-N-4044H-095. Bat'umi, Republic of Georgia, August 24 2008, Cryptologic Technician 1st Class Jed Morris stacks bottles of water aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74), which will be included in the humanitarian supplies for the people of Georgia. The humanitarian assistance is in response to the request of the government of the Republic of Georgia. Donated items include hygiene items, baby food and infant supplies. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 171k080824-N-4044H-106. Bat'umi, Republic of Georgia, August 24 2008, Boatswain's Mate Seaman Recruit Eddius Hucks stacks humanitarian aid supplies aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74), which will be put on pallets and distributed to the people of Georgia. The humanitarian assistance is in response to the request of the government of the Republic of Georgia. Donated items include hygiene items, baby food and infant supplies. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 201k080824-N-4044H-113. Bat'umi, Republic of Georgia, August 24 2008, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) unload humanitarian supplies to be put on to pallets and then transported to the people of Georgia. The humanitarian assistance is in response to the request of the government of the Republic of Georgia. Donated items include hygiene items, baby food and infant supplies. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 123k080824-N-4044H-114. Bat'umi, Republic of Georgia, August 24 2008, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) unload humanitarian supplies to be put on to pallets and then transported to the people of Georgia. The humanitarian assistance is in response to the request of the government of the Republic of Georgia. Donated items include hygiene items, baby food and infant supplies. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 141k080824-N-4044H-127. Bat'umi, Republic of Georgia, August 24 2008, Boatswain's Mate Seaman Recruit Eddius Hucks lifts a pallet from a crane barge aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74). The pallet will be used to transport humanitarian assistance supplies from the ship to the crane and then to the people of Georgia. The humanitarian assistance is in response to the request of the government of the Republic of Georgia. Donated items include hygiene items, baby food and infant supplies. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 156k080824-N-4044H-131. Bat'umi, Republic of Georgia, August 24 2008, Electronics Technician 2nd Class Ryan Anderson and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Recruit Eddius Hucks lift a pallet from a crane barge aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74). The pallet will be used to transport humanitarian assistance supplies from the ship to the crane and then to the people of Georgia. The humanitarian assistance is in response to the request of the government of the Republic of Georgia. Donated items include hygiene items, baby food and infant supplies. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 123k080824-6483G-N-001. Bat'umi, Georgia, August 24 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) delivers more than 80 tons of needed humanitarian assistance supplies to the people of Georgia. At the request of the Government of Georgia, the United States is working hand in hand with Georgian leadership to assess the needs of its citizens following the conflict between Georgian and Russian forces. The humanitarian assistance efforts are being coordinated by the U.S. Department of State and USAID with assistance, as required, being provided by the Department of Defense. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. John Gay.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 154k080824-6483G-N-003. Bat'umi, Georgia, August 24 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) delivers more than 80 tons of needed humanitarian assistance supplies to the people of Georgia. At the request of the government of Georgia, the United States is working hand in hand with Georgian leadership to assess the needs of its citizens following the conflict between Georgian and Russian forces. The humanitarian assistance efforts are being coordinated by the U.S. Department of State and USAID with assistance, as required, being provided by the Department of Defense. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. John Gay.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 80k080824-6483G-N-004. Bat'umi, Georgia, August 24 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) delivers more than 80 tons of needed humanitarian assistance supplies to the people of Georgia. At the request of the government of Georgia, the United States is working hand in hand with Georgian leadership to assess the needs of its citizens following the conflict between Georgian and Russian forces. The humanitarian assistance efforts are being coordinated by the U.S. Department of State and USAID with assistance, as required, being provided by the Department of Defense. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. John Gay.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 207k080825-N-4044H-001. Bat'umi, Republic of Georgia, August 25 2008, pallets of supplies sit on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) as part of the humanitarian assistance for the Republic of Georgia. The humanitarian assistance is in response to the request of the government of the Republic of Georgia following the conflict between Georgian and Russian forces. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 98k080825-N-4044H-009. Bat'umi, Georgia, August 25 2008, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) guide the crane cable onto the ship to transfer pallets of humanitarian assistance from the ship to the crane barge and then to the people of Georgia. The humanitarian assistance is in response to the request of the government of the Republic of Georgia. The items being given include hygiene items, baby food and infant supplies. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 209k080825-N-4044H-011. Bat'umi, Georgia, August 25 2008, Lt. j.g. Robert Bailey and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Recruit Eddius Hucks guide a pallet of humanitarian assistance supplies on the weather deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) while Sailors prepare more pallets to be transported from the ship to a crane barge and then to the people of Georgia. The humanitarian assistance is in response to the request of the government of the Republic of Georgia. The items being given include hygiene items, baby food and infant supplies. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 95k080825-N-4044H-050. Bat'umi, Georgia, August 25 2008, Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Santos R. Torres guides the crane barge driver aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) as a pallet of humanitarian assistance supplies is transported from the ship to the barge and then to the people of Georgia. The humanitarian assistance is in response to the request of the government of the Republic of Georgia. The items being given include hygiene items, baby food and infant supplies. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 145k080825-N-4044H-056. Bat'umi, Georgia, August 25 2008, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) stack humanitarian assistance supplies to be put on pallets and then lifted from the ship to a crane barge and then given to the people of Georgia. The humanitarian assistance is in response to the request of the government of the Republic of Georgia. The items being given include hygiene items, baby food and infant supplies. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 211k080825-N-4044H-062. Bat'umi, Georgia, August 25 2008, Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Anthony Murphy and Chief Electronics Technician David Close prepare a pallet of humanitarian assistance supplies on the weather deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) to be lifted from the ship to a crane barge and then to the people of Georgia. The humanitarian assistance is in response to the request of the government of the Republic of Georgia. The items being given include hygiene items, baby food and infant supplies. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eddie Harrison.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 158k080826-G-1103J-517. Black Sea, August 26 2008, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dallas (WHEC 716) and the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) en route to the Republic of Georgia to deliver humanitarian relief supplies. Dallas is carrying more than 76,000 pounds of supplies, including soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, baby wipes, and other necessities. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 148k100503-N-0901C-003. North Arabian Sea, May 3 2010, the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74), sails alongside aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during flight operations. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U. S. Navy photo by MCSN Shonna Cunningham.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 126k100503-N-3595W-010. North Arabian Sea, May 3 2010, an SH-60 Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 "Nightdippers" squadron hovers over guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74), as the ship sails alongside Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during flight operations. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U. S. Photo by MC2 Gina K. Wollman.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 134k100514-N-3595W-005. Arabian Gulf, May 14 2010, the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) comes alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 200k120201-N-OP638-007. Atlantic Ocean, February 1 2012, tThe guided-missile destroyers USS McFaul (DDG 74), left, and USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), right, steam alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) for a replenishment at sea (RAS). McFaul and James E. Williams are under way participating in exercise Bold Alligator 2012. Bold Alligator is a joint and multinational amphibious assault exercise involving several foreign militaries and the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, designed to execute brigade-sized amphibious assaults against low-to-medium land and maritime threats to improve amphibious core competencies. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse L. Gonzalez, USN.Robert M. Cieri
McFaul 93kShip's Patch.Fabio Peña

USS MC FAUL DDG-74 History
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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 Bernard Lloyd Jackson    Apr 25 1998 - Nov 16 1999
CDR Bruce Hamilton Curry    Nov 16 1999 - Aug 31 2001
CDR Neil Richard Parrott    Aug 31 2001 - Apr 18 2003
CDR Bradley Carl Mai    Apr 18 2003 - Sep 24 2004
CDR Sean M. Connors    Sep 24 2004 - Jun 21 2006
CDR Mary Marcella Jackson    Jun 21 2006 - Nov 14 2007
CDR Timothy Lee Schorr    Nov 14 2007 - May 8 2009
CDR Ronald W. Toland Jr.    May 8 2009 - Mar 18 2011
CDR Daniel J. Gillen    Mar 18 2011 - Jun 21 2013
CDR Lester Alva Brown Jr.    Jun 21 2013 - Dec 5 2014
CDR Michael James Gunther    Dec 5 2014 - present

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS McFaul Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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