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USS FARRAGUT (DDG-99)

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
Built by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.
Christened July 23 2005 at Bath, ME.
Commissioned June 10 2006 at Mayport, FL
Active unit of the US Navy
Homeported at Mayport, FL

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Farragut 59kDavid Glasgow Farragut, born at Campbell's Station, near Knoxville, Tenn., 5 July 1801, entered the Navy as a midshipman 17 December 1810. When only 12 years old, he was given command of a prize ship taken by Essex, and brought her safely to port. Through the years that followed, in one assignment after another he showed the high ability and devotion to duty which was to allow him in the Civil War to make an overwhelming contribution to victory and to write an immortal page in the history of not only the United States Navy but of military service of all times and nations. In command of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, with his flag in Hartford he disproved the theory that forts ashore held superiority over naval forces, when in April 1862 he ran past Forts Jackson and St. Philip and the Chalmette batteries to take the great city and port of New Orleans (a decisive event in the war) and later that year passed the batteries defending Vicksburg. Port Hudson fell to him 9 July 1863, and on 5 August 1864 he won a great victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay, passing through heavy minefields (the torpedoes of his famous quotation) as well as the opposition of heavy batteries in Forts Morgan and Gaines to defeat the squadron of Admiral Franklin Buchanan. His country honored its great sailor by creating for him the rank of Admiral, never before used in the United States Navy. Admiral Farragut's last active service was in command of the European Squadron with Franklin as his flagship, and he died at Portsmouth, N.H., 14 August 1870. Photo of Admiral David G. Farragut circa 1863 from the Mathew Brady Collection.Bill Gonyo
Farragut 49kArtist's conception of the Farragut 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
Farragut 101kUndated, under Constuction at Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME.Fred Weiss
Farragut 88kUndated, under Constuction at Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 123kUndated, location unknown. Photo 080301-N-6863R-003.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 67kBath Iron Works March 7 2004.Rexford Dundon
Farragut 102kUnder construction at Bath Iron Works November 13 2004.Kevin Kelly
Farragut 48kUnder construction at Bath Iron Works November 13 2004.Kevin Kelly
Farragut 92kUnder construction at Bath Iron Works November 13 2004.Kevin Kelly
Farragut 82kThe Christening Program for USS Farragut DDG-99, held at Bath Iron Works (A General Dynamics Company), Bath, ME on 23 July 2005.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 143kSeries of 5 photos of the Christening ceremony at Bath, Maine July 23 2005.Kevin Kelly
Farragut 130kAs above.Kevin Kelly
Farragut 117kAs above.Kevin Kelly
Farragut 168kAs above.Kevin Kelly
Farragut 136kAs above.Kevin Kelly
Farragut 89kLeaving Bath for trials in December 2005.Dick Hart
Farragut 71kSailaway from Bath in May 2006.Dick Hart
Farragut 63kEntering Newport, RI on the way to Mayport for her commissioning, May 2006. In the distance are the USS Saratoga and USS Forrestal laid up at Pier Two.Jim Hocking
Farragut 81kOn her trials in May 2006.GSMC (SW) Clint Ellis
Farragut 146k060607-N-2632S-002. Mayport, Fla., June 7 2006, the Chief of Naval Operations from Chile visited the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), prior to its commissioning June 10. Vice Adm. Covacevich was met by the Commanding Officer Cmdr. Diedre McLay, seen here briefing the Admiral on the ship's navigation system. U.S. Navy photo.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 92kCover of the Commissioning Pamphlet.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 31kNine views of the Commissioning at Mayport, FL on June 10, 2006.Melony Price-Rhodes
Farragut 23kAs above, her first skipper, Commander McLay.Melony Price-Rhodes
Farragut 32kAs above, SecNav Don Winter, CDR McLay and Senator Susan Collins.Melony Price-Rhodes
Farragut 34kAs above, the Ensign is hoisted for the first time.Melony Price-Rhodes
Farragut 30kAs above, the watch is set.Melony Price-Rhodes
Farragut 34kAs above, Senator Collins addresses the crowd.Melony Price-Rhodes
Farragut 35kAs above, Captain McLay reads her orders.Melony Price-Rhodes
Farragut 25kAs above, the crew goes aboard.Melony Price-Rhodes
Farragut 33kAs above, the crew goes aboard.Melony Price-Rhodes
Farragut 168k060610-N-3642E-001. Mayport, Fla., June 10 2006, Seaman Apprentice Jonathan Golden, left, "mans the ship," officially bringing the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), to life during her commissioning ceremony. The ship's name honors Adm. David Glasgow Farragut. In 1864, Farragut rallied his men to victory, shouting: "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” Farragut led his naval forces on to win the Battle of Mobile Bay. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Shawn P. Eklund.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 146k060610-N-3642E-005. Mayport, Fla., June 10 2006, Quartermaster 1st Class Joshua Manuel gives Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter a tour of the bridge aboard the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Shawn P. Eklund.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 122k060610-N-3642E-003. Mayport, Fla., June 10 2006, Cmdr. Deidre L. McLay salutes Deputy Director, Surface Warfare, Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, as she assumes command of the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Shawn P. Eklund.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 71kArriving at Philadelphia June 30 2006.David Wright
Farragut 71kAs above.David Wright
Farragut 127kThe Farragut at Penn's Landing, PA on July 1 2006.Wendell McLaughlin
Farragut 84kAs above.Wendell McLaughlin
Farragut 71kAs above.Wendell McLaughlin
Farragut 115kAs above, the forward Vertical Launch System.Wendell McLaughlin
Farragut 120kAs above, the after Vertical Launch System.Wendell McLaughlin
Farragut 132kAs above, the port MK 46 torpedo tube array.Wendell McLaughlin
Farragut 114kAs above, the main battery 5" gun.Wendell McLaughlin
Farragut 164k061207-N-1810F-009. Mayport, Fla., December 7 2006, sailor assigned to USS Farragut (DDG 99) salutes the Ensign in memory of those fallen shipmates lost during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Guests from various Veterans’ Organizations in the Jacksonville area, including Pearl Harbor survivors, went underway with the Farragut for the 65th annual Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony. In the background is the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lynn Friant.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 238k061207-N-1810F-343. Mayport, Fla., December 7 2006, guests from various Veterans’ Organizations in the Jacksonville area, including Pearl Harbor survivors, went underway with USS Farragut (DDG 99) for the 65th annual Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony. One Hundred and sixty-four veterans gathered on the flight deck of the Farragut for a wreath-laying ceremony during a memorial service in memory of those fallen shipmates lost during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Veterans gently released flowers overboard in remembrance of shipmates and loved ones lost during the attack. Sailors assigned to the Farragut additionally, performed a burial at sea ceremony for eight deceased Pearl Harbor Veterans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lynn Friant.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 73kArriving at Atlantic Marine Florida, LLC, for drydocking in August 2007.Stephen Kolb
Farragut 66kAs above.Stephen Kolb
Farragut 123kAtlantic Ocean, February 29 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) approaches along side the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in preparation for a refueling at sea. GW is undergoing carrier qualifications and flight deck certification in preparation for its homeport change to Yokosuka, Japan. GW will relieve USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the Navy's only forward deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Luis Ramirez, ID# 080301-N-6863R-003.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 146k080814-N-6700F-005. Panama Canal, August 14 2008, U.S. Army Helicopter Black Hawk hovers above the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) to perform a fast rope exercise as part of Fuerzas Alidas (FA) PANAMAX 2008. FA PANAMAX is an annual U.S. Southern Command joint and multi-national training exercise co-sponsored with the Government of Panama tailored to the defense of the Panama Canal. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Shanika L. Futrell.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 183k081009-N-2821G-020. Mayport, Fla., October 9 2008, Vice Adm. David J. "Jack" Dorsett, director of Naval Intelligence, salutes as he walks through the sideboys upon arriving aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) during a visit to Naval Station Mayport. Dorsett also visited U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (NAVSO)/ U.S. 4th Fleet headquarters in Mayport, met with NAVSO/4th Fleet Commander Rear Adm. Joseph D. Kernan and spoke to a group of Mayport personnel while in Mayport. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alan Gragg.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 137k090825-N-1522S-020. Atlantic Ocean, August 25 2009, a Tomahawk cruise missile launches from the vertical launch system (VLS) on the forward missile deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) during a training exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. This training exercise is part of a U.S. 2nd Fleet initiative to prepare ships to operate independently for non-traditional warfare missions such as counter-piracy and visit, board, search and seizure. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Leah Stiles.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 184k100201-N-7088A-048. Gulf of Aden, February 1 2010, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, "Proud Warriors", participate in a training evolution. Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Allen.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 118k100201-N-7088A-131. Gulf of Aden, February 1 2010, sailors, aboard the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), participate in a casualty training evolution. Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Allen.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 181k100201-N-7088A-085. Gulf of Aden, February 1 2010, Boatswain's Mate Seaman Kelly Chism, a member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), discusses boarding tactics with U.S. Coast Guard Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Chris Valdes during a training evolution. Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Allen.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 136k100201-N-7088A-060. Gulf of Aden, February 1 2010, U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91114, along with members of the visit, board, search and seizure team stationed aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), participate in a training evolution. Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct antipiracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Allen.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 157k100202-N-7088A-028. Gulf of Aden, February 1 2010, U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91114, along with members of the visit, board, search and seizure team from Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), participates in the boarding of a Somali skiff, in the Gulf of Aden. Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct antipiracy operations in the Gulf. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Allen.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 198k100201-N-7088A-153. Gulf of Aden, February 1 2010, sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) recover a rigid-hull inflatable boat after a visit, board, search and seizure training evolution underway. Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct antipiracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Allen.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 128k100201-N-7088A-138. Gulf of Aden, February 1 2010, Lt. j.g. Joshua Beeler, a medical officer stationed aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), participates in a training evolution aboard the ship, while underway in the gulf. Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct antipiracy operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Allen.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 221k100201-N-7088A-073. Gulf of Aden, February 1 2010, Ensign Mark Beale, a member of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), participates in an underway training evolution. Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Allen.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 155k100202-N-7088A-061. Gulf of Aden, February 2 2010, U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91114, along with members of the visit, board, search and seizure team stationed aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), participates in the boarding of a Somali skiff. Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct antipiracy operations in the Gulf. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Allen.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 203k100202-N-7088A-225. Gulf of Aden, February 2 2010, Sonar Technician 1st Class Tony Benz, a member of the visit, board, search and seizure team stationed aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), inspects an engine on a Somali skiff during a boarding. Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct antipiracy operations in the Gulf. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Allen.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 156kU.S. Navy Cmdr. Philip Sobeck, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), congratulates Fire Controlman 2nd Class Robert Stanton on the ship in the Gulf of Aden Feb. 25, 2010, for receiving his enlisted surface warfare qualification pin. Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Allen, 100225-N-7088A-015.Bill Gonyo
Farragut 97k100413-N-8959T-120. Gulf of Aden, April 13 2010, Cmdr. Philip Sobeck, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), presents visiting Singaporean Chief of Defense Maj. Gen. Neo Kian Hong with a commemorative photo. A picture of the Navy's first admiral and the ship's namesake, Adm. David G. Farragut, is in the background. Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson.Bill Gonyo
Farragut 154kUSS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG-99) pull along both sides of the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) for a replenishment at sea, 20 May 2010, in the Arabian Sea. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and Farragut were part of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and were deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area Of Responsibility (AOR). U.S. Navy photo by Naval Air Crewman 3rd Class Ruben N. Coss (# 100520-N-4573C-104).Tommy Trampp/Fabio Peña
Farragut 184k100524-N-3595W-001. Arabian Sea, May 24 2010, the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) is underway alongside the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during a replenishment at sea. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Wollman.Bill Gonyo
Farragut 126kUSS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG-99) operate in the Atlantic Ocean, 26 June 2012. The ships were on a scheduled deployment 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 2nd Class William Jamieson (# 120626-N-OV802-104).Ron Reeves
Farragut 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
Farragut 76kShips patch.Mike Smolinski

USS FARRAGUT DDG-99 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 Deidre Loreen McLay    Jun 10 2006 - Jun 13 2007
CDR Scott Edward Dugan    Jun 13 2007 - Dec 5 2008
CDR Philip Edward Sobeck    Dec 5 2008 - Apr 20 2010
CDR William Rockwell (Bill) Daly    Apr 20 2010 - Oct 21 2011
CDR Glen B. Quast    Oct 21 2011 - May 10 2013
CDR William Graden (Grady) Musser    May 10 2013 - present

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Greg DeLong
Address: 23 Chichester Ave., Center Moriches, NY 11934
Phone: (631)878-2513
E-mail: mrd27@optonline.net
Next Reunion: 29 Jul - 1 Aug 2010

Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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