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USS FORREST SHERMAN (DDG-98)


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CLASS - BURKE Flight IIa As Built.
Displacement 8373 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 509' 5" (oa) x 66' 11" x 20' (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/62 RF, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), 96 VLS Cells,
2 SH-60B helicopters, 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
Christened October 2 2004 at Pascagoula, Mississippi
Commissioned January 28 2006 at NAS Pensacola, FL.
Active unit of the US Navy.
Homeported at Norfolk, VA.

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Sherman 63kThe ships namesake, Admiral Forrest P. Sherman.Steven A. Cardali
Sherman 49kArtist's conception of the Sherman 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
Sherman 115kUndated, under construction at NGSS Pascagoula.Harold Newbill
Sherman 106kThe Christening Coin commemorating the Christening Ceremony on 2 October 2004.Robert M. Cieri
Sherman 53kThe Christening Program for the Forrest Sherman DDG-98, held at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Pascacoula, MS on 2 October 2004.Robert M. Cieri
Sherman 69kJune 27 2005, the Pre-Commissioning Unit guided missile destroyer Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) underway in the Gulf of Mexico during sea trial exercises. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corporation.Fred Weiss
Sherman 115kTeno Henderson (right), vice president of the Aegis destroyer program at Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector, presents a commemorative plaque to U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael Van Durick, commanding officer of Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) during the crew's move aboard ceremony Oct. 7, 2005. Van Durick and his crew allowed Northrop Grumman to set up its command center on board Forrest Sherman for two weeks following Hurricane Katrina. Company officials used the ship's berthing areas, mess decks and office spaces during recovery efforts.Bill Gonyo
Sherman 76k060121-N-4039N-003, Pensacola, FL, January 21 2006, the Navy's newest guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) prepares to moor at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. The destroyer is named after Adm. Forrest Sherman, who was the youngest man to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations. The Forrest Sherman will be commission Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 at NAS Pensacola. U.S. Navy photo by Mr. Patrick Nichols.-
Sherman 136k060125-N-4039N-012, Pensacola, FL, January 25 2006, an aerial view of the Navy's newest guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) moored at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. The destroyer is named after Adm. Forrest Sherman, who was the youngest man to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations. The Forrest Sherman will be commission Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 at NAS Pensacola. U.S. Navy photo by Mr. Patrick Nichols.-
Sherman 66k060128-N-5328N-030, Pensacola, FL, January 28 2006, sailors assigned the guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) man the ship, officially bringing her to life, during her commissioning ceremony held on board Naval Air Station Pensacola. The destroyer is named after Adm. Forrest Sherman, who was the youngest man to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations.Tony Cowart
Sherman 79kThe Commissioning Program for the USS Forrest Sherman DDG-98, held at Pensacola, Florida on 28 January 2006.Robert M. Cieri
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The Commissioning Coin commemorating the commissioning of USS Forrest Sherman DDG-98, held at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. on January 28, 2006. Robert M. Cieri
Sherman 68kPensacola, FL, January 28 2006, manning the ship, officers and crew of the Northrop Grumman-built Aegis guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) move swiftly to their stations after being ordered to "man our ship and bring her to life," during commissioning ceremonies at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Saturday. Ship's Sponsor Ann Sherman Fitzpatrick, daughter of the ship's namesake, Admiral Percival Sherman, gave the order at the conclusion of the ceremony. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corporation.Bill Gonyo
Sherman 142k060128-N-2744N-005. Pensacola, Fla., January 28 2006, retired Cmdr. Denis Tsukalas, last commanding officer of USS Forrest Sherman (DD 931) sets the first watch by passing the long glass to Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Hally Schoen during the commissioning ceremony for the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98). U.S. Navy photo by Jeff Doty.Robert M. Cieri
Sherman 125k060128-N-5328N-049. Pensacola, Fla., January 28 2006, sailors assigned the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) man the ship, officially bringing her to life, during her commissioning ceremony held on board Naval Air Station Pensacola. The destroyer is named after Adm. Forrest Sherman, who was the youngest man to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations. U.S. Navy photo by Gary Nichols.Robert M. Cieri
Sherman 215k060128-N-4204E-250. Pensacola, Fla., January 28 2006, Officers and Chiefs assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) also man the ship, officially bringing her to life, during her commissioning ceremony. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Mark A. Ebert. Robert M. Cieri
Sherman 41k060203-N-8907D-067, Norfolk, VA, February 3 2006, the guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) prepares to pull into its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk.Tony Cowart
Sherman 103k070111-N-4515N-429. Atlantic Ocean, January 9 2007, guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) test fires its five-inch gun on the bow of the ship during training. The Sherman is currently conducting training exercises in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Joshua Adam Nuzzo.Bill Gonyo
Sherman 213k070501-N-4014G-165. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., May 1 2007, a group of students from Ransom Everglades Middle School tours the forecastle of guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) with Seaman William Scroggins. "I want to show people what I know," Scroggins said about the opportunity to volunteer to be a part of the ship's tour. Forrest Sherman is currently in Fort Lauderdale for Fleet Week USA. Fleet Week celebrates the U.S. Navy through community relations projects and tours of the various ships. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick Gearhiser.Robert M. Cieri
Sherman 114k070709-N-9640H-0052. Norfolk, Va., July 9 2007, tug boats escort USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) as the ship gets underway July 9. USS Forrest Sherman deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group along with the guided missile destroyers USS Stout (DDG 55), USS J.E. Williams (DDG 95) and USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51). The guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), homeported in Mayport, Fla., and the nuclear-powered submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN 690), homeported in Groton, Conn., are also part of the strike group. The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) departed Naval Station Norfolk Saturday, July 7. U.S. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gabriela Hurtado.Bill Gonyo
Sherman 89k070725-N-0780F-002. Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, July 25 2007, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forest Sherman (DDG 98) arrives in Greece for the first port visit of her maiden deployment. Forrest Sherman, commissioned Jan. 28, 2006, departed her homeport of Norfolk, Va., July 9 and is in the 6th Fleet area of operations to help strengthen partnerships and improve maritime safety and security. U.S. Navy photo by Mr. Paul Farley.Bill Gonyo
Sherman 79k070913-N-3255B-001. Moroni, Comoros, September 13 2007, Cmdr. Dean Vesely, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), gives a tour to the President of Comoros Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi and U.S. Ambassador to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Comoros, Niels R. Marquardt as the ship transits off the coast of the east African island nation. Forrest Sherman is the first U.S. Navy ship to visit the region in more than 30 years. U.S. Navy photo by Gillian Brigham.Robert M. Cieri
Sherman 159k070918-N-3255B-009. Maputo, Mozambique, September 18 2007, Capt. Nicholas Holman, commander of Southeast Africa Task Group 60.5, and Cmdr. Dean Vesely, commanding officer of USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) lead Mozambique’s Chief of Naval Operations and staff on a tour of the guided-missile destroyer. Forrest Sherman is operating as a part of the Navy’s Southeast Africa Task Group and is the first U.S. Navy ship to visit Mozambique since 1974. U.S. Navy photo by Gillian Brigham.Bill Gonyo
Sherman 291k071005-N-3255B-002. Cape Town, South Africa, October 5 2007, a South African Air Force Cheetah fighter jet flies over guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) as the ship departs after participating in the Southeast Africa Task Group 60.5's first deployment to the region. Forrest Sherman collaborated with the jet and other South African navy ships and aircraft during a four-day military exercise held off the coast of South Africa. The destroyer is operating in support of maritime security and safety operations in West Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Gillian M. Brigham.Robert M. Cieri
Sherman 48k080627-N-1226D-191. Pacific Ocean, June 27 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) fires a Standard Missle (SM 2) at a drone during the Pacific phase of UNITAS 49-08. UNITAS is an annual exercise designed to increase cooperation and interoperability between the U.S. and South American navies. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Omar A. Dominquez.Robert M. Cieri
Sherman 188k090428-N-9588L-024. Port Everglades, Fla., April 28 2009, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) is moored next to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) with the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) in the background. The three naval vessels are in South Florida to participate in Fleet Week Port Everglades 2009. More than 1,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are participating in a number of community outreach activities April 27 to May 2 as well as enjoying the hospitality and tourism of South Florida. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Dean Lohmeyer.Bill Gonyo
Sherman 201k090505-N-4124C-001. Atlantic Ocean, May 5 2009, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) handle a REXTORP for use during a live-fire anti-subsurface warfare exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Adam R. Cole.Bill Gonyo
Sherman 204k090507-N-4124C-001. Atlantic Ocean, May 7 2009, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) conduct live-fire 9mm pistol qualifications on the flight deck in order to qualify watch standers for force protection positions. The ship has been underway from Norfolk, Va. since April 27, with a port visit in Port Everglades for Fleet Week. U.S. Navy Photo by Ensign Adam R. Cole.Bill Gonyo
Sherman 216kForrest Sherman arrived in Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands, on the morning of March 19 2012.Carlos Manuel Estrela
Sherman 224kAs above,Carlos Manuel Estrela
Sherman 130k140221-N-DQ840-015. Atlantic Ocean, February 21 2014, sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) prepare to man the distance lines for a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO-196). USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) steams behind her. Gravely is conducting an exercise as part of independent deployer certification. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam Austin.Robert M. Cieri
Sherman 110k140920-N-GN619-128. Atlantic Ocean, September 20 2014, the guided-missile destroyers USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) and USS Farragut (DDG 99) conduct ship maneuvering drills during training in preparation for future deployments. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kris R. Lindstrom.Ron Reeves
Sherman 99kShips patch.Harold Newbill
Sherman 80kShips patch.Mike Smolinski
Sherman 82kShips patch.Mike Smolinski

USS FORREST SHERMAN DDG-98 History
Note: History is unavailable at this time
This ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Michael George Van Durick    Jan 28 2006 - Feb 16 2007
CDR Dean Mark Vesely    Feb 16 2007 - Aug 29 2008
CDR Wyatt Nathan Chidester    Aug 29 2008 - Dec 3 2009
CDR Andrew (Andy) Arnold    Dec 3 2009 - Mar 11 2011
CDR Luis Emilio Sanchez Jr.    Mar 11 2011 - Jul 21 2012
CDR Bradley William Busch    Jul 21 2012 - Jan 31 2014
CDR John A. Krisciunas    Jan 31 2014 - present

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

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