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USS FARRAGUT (DL-6 / DLG-6 / DDG-37)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NGTA

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - KING TIGER

CLASS - FARRAGUT As Built.
Displacement 4855 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 490' (oa) x 47' 6" x 14' 8" (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/54 RF (2x1), 2 x 3"/50 (2x2), 8 20mm (4x2), 2 Weapon Alfa ASW, ASROC
Systems, 4 x 21" TT, 1 DC Track.
Machinery, 80,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.5 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 360.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, Quincy on June 3 1957.
Launched July 15 1958 and commissioned December 10 1960.
Reclassified Guided Missile Frigate DLG-6 November 14 1956.
Decommissioned May 1 1968 and recommissioned September 13 1969.
Reclassified Guided Missile Destroyer DDG-37 June 30 1975.
Decommissioned October 30 1989.
Stricken November 20 1992.
Fate Broken up by International Shipbreakers, Brownsville, TX, completed December 15 2006.

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Farragut 59kAdmiral David G. Farragut circa 1863 from the Mathew Brady Collection.Bill Gonyo
Farragut 50kSample artist's conception 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
DLG-6
Farragut 45kUndated, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Farragut 64kTaken on Dec. 8, 1960, before her commissioning (she is flying her builder's flag), i.e., strictly speaking, this is a photo of "PCU", rather than "USS", Farragut.-
Farragut 101kCirca 1960's.Richard Hallowell
Farragut 148kCirca 1960's, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Farragut 198kGenoa, Italy, in 1961, (left to Right) USS Farragut (DLG-6), USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2), and USS Newman K. Perry (DD-883). Official U.S. Navy photograph from the USS Farragut (DLG-6) 1961 Cruise Book.Robert Hurst
Farragut 149kUSS Farragut (DLG-6) entering Boston Harbor Early September 1961, picture taken from USS Boston (CAG-1) tied up at South Boston Annex Jetty.Roy Williams
Farragut 160kUSS Farragut (DLG-6) picture taken from USS Boston CAG-1 in the Mediterranean, December 1961 or January 1962.Roy Williams
Farragut 239kAt Genoa on February 16 1962.Carlo Martinelli
Farragut 181kAt Genoa on February 16 1962.Carlo Martinelli
Farragut 219kAt Genoa on February 10 1962.Carlo Martinelli
Farragut 139kUSS Farragut (DLG-6) picture taken from USS Boston (CAG-1) in the Mediterranean, August 1962.Roy Williams
Farragut 147kUSS Farragut (DLG-6) picture taken from USS Boston (CAG-1) in the Mediterranean in the Fall of 1962.Roy Williams
Farragut 45kAs DLG-6 Quebec July 1963.Marc Piché
Farragut 89kNaples Italy, August 3 1966© Richard Leonhardt
Farragut 55kNaples Italy, August 3 1966© Richard Leonhardt
Farragut 231kUSS Farragut (DLG-6) steams through the North Atlantic while enroute the Mediterranean to join a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) cruise, 22 June 1967. Photographer: PHCS(PJ) W.A. Jackman. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 106801.Robert Hurst
Farragut 94k(L-R) Gov Raymond J. Broderick of Pennsylvania, CDR Wm. A. Cockell, USN PCO, September 13 1969 recommissioning at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.Ron Reeves
Farragut 188kFebruary 1 1970, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Farragut 156kTaken on Sep. 8, 1971, after her SCB-243 modernization.-
DDG-37
Farragut 122kAs DDG-37, undated location unknown.-
Farragut 74kUndated postcard Copyright © Atlantic Fleet Sales, Norfolk, VA.Mike Smolinski
Farragut 34kUndated, location unknown. Test firing an Standard SM-1 surface-to-air missle.Robert Hurst
Farragut 178kUndated, location unknown.Wolfgang Hechler
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Welcome Aboard pamphlet - circa 1973
Wolfgang Hechler
Farragut 199kUSS Farragut (DDG-37) underway in Hampton Roads, Virginia on 3 September 1975. Photographer: PH3 John Barber. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 106802.Robert Hurst
Farragut 51kNew York July 3 1976.Marc Piché
Farragut 100kDN-SC-82-00340. An RIM-2 Terrier surface-to-air missile is fired from the guided-missile destroyer USS FARRAGUT (DDG-37). The destroyer USS CARON (DD-970) and the fast combat support ship USS DETROIT (AOE-4) are underway ahead of the FARRAGUT. Photo by PHAN Rickards, June 1 1979.Bill Gonyo
Farragut 190kMoored in Genoa, October 30 1979.Carlo Martinelli
Farragut 154kDeparting Genoa on November 11 1979.Carlo Martinelli
Farragut 188kDN-SC-82-00305. Toulon, France, November 12 1979, a port view of the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 37) anchored in the harbor. US Navy photo by PHC C. Pedrick.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 42kAtlantic Ocean, 12 December 1979, aerial view of the USS Independence (CV-62) battle group as it heads home from deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. The ships are, clockwise from top, USS Farragut (DDG-37), USS McCandless (FF-1084), USS Independence (CV-62), USS Detroit (AOE-4), USS Garcia (FF-1040), USS Mahan (DDG-42), USS Caron (DD-970) and USS Peterson (DD-969). US Navy photo by PHC C. Pedrick (DVIC id: DNSC8200297).Defense Visual Information Center
Farragut 123kDN-SC-82-10442. An aerial port beam view of the guided missile destroyer USS FARRAGUT (DDG-37) underway. Photo by PH1 Toon, July 6 1982.Bill Gonyo
Farragut 173kDN-SC-82-10441. Atlantic Ocean, July 6 1982, aerial starboard bow view of the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 37) underway. U.S. Navy photo by: PH1 G.D. Toon.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 98kOctober 6 1983, a starboard bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut DDG 37 undergoing an overhaul at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.Fred Weiss
Farragut 179kDN-SC-87-00431. Atlantic Ocean, March 24 1986, a port bow view of the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 37) as she approaches the fast combat support ship USS Seattle (AOE 3) and the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV 60) for an underway replenishment. (UNREP). A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter flys overhead. U.S. Navy photo by: PH1 William Shayka.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 176kDN-SC-87-00432. Atlantic Ocean, March 24 1986, a cameraman videotapes the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 37) as it approaches the fast combat support ship USS Seattle (AOE 3) and the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV 60) for an underway replenishment. (UNREP). U.S. Navy photo by: PH1 William Shayka.Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 105kDN-ST-87-08678. A starboard bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS FARRAGUT (DDG-37) and the submarine tender USS L. Y. SPEAR (AS-36) undergoing overhauls at the Norfolk Dry Dock Co. on the Elizabeth River. Photo by Don Montgomery, June 14 1987.Bill Gonyo
Farragut 96kIn the Mediterranean 1989.Marc Piché
Farragut 169kLeaving Genoa on March 25 1989.Carlo Martinelli
Farragut 175kLeaving Genoa on March 25 1989.Carlo Martinelli
Farragut 69kDN-ST-90-02410. Sailors climb aboard a ship's boat from the guided missile destroyer USS FARRAGUT (DDG-37) for a ride ashore to Gaeta, Italy, for liberty. Photo by JO1 Kip Burke, 1989.Bill Gonyo
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Decommissioning pamphlet - October 30 1989 - thanks to Robert M. Cieri
Farragut 167kDN-ST-90-05181. Line handlers prepare to tie up the guided missile destroyer USS FARRAGUT (DDG 37) as it comes alongside the pier. Photo by JO1 Kip Burke, December 1 1989.Bill Gonyo
Farragut 48kFour views of the USS Farragut (DDG-37) and the USS Luce (DDG-38) being scrapped at NR Aquisitions/Sigma recycling Corp., Wilmington NC in late 1995.Ron Reeves
Farragut 61kAs above.Ron Reeves
Farragut 76kAs above. Includes a view of the MSO 490 and 509.Ron Reeves
Farragut 40kAs above.Ron Reeves
Patches
Farragut 45kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Farragut 44kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Farragut 46kShip's patchMike Smolinski

USS FARRAGUT DL-6 / DLG-6 / DDG-37 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Roger Elmore Spreen    Dec 10 1960 - Apr 21 1962 (Later RADM)
CDR Adam Alexander Herron Jr.    Apr 21 1962 - May 9 1963
CDR William Bruce Althoff    May 9 1963 - Jul 11 1964
CDR Richard Brent Jacobs    Jul 11 1964 - Apr 23 1966
CDR William Atherton Kanakanui Jr.    Apr 23 1966 - Nov 25 1967
CDR William Raymond Martin    Nov 25 1967 - May 1 1968
(Decommissioned May 1 1968 - Sep 13 1969)
CDR William Arthur Cockell Jr.    Sep 13 1969 - Dec 1 1970 (Later RADM)
CDR Harry William Bergbauer Jr.    Dec 1 1970 - May 10 1972
CDR James Francis McNulty    May 10 1972 - Aug 10 1973 (Later RADM)
CDR John Frederick Shaw    Aug 10 1973 - Aug 1 1975 (Later RADM)
CDR Jeremy Michael Boorda    Aug 1 1975 - Jul 1 1977 (Later ADM & CNO)
CDR Sanford Norman Mock    Jul 1 1977 - Aug 28 1979
CDR William Louis Wunderly Jr.    Aug 28 1979 - May 28 1981
CDR Stephen Allen Jarecki    May 28 1981 - Jun 17 1983
CDR Burton Whiton Reneger    Jun 17 1983 - Oct 14 1985
CDR David Putnam Sargent Jr.    Oct 14 1985 - Apr 23 1988 (Later RADM)
CDR David R. Shaw    Apr 23 1988 - Oct 30 1989

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Tommy Anderson
Address: 8240 Mark Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76148
Phone: 817-581-1799
E-mail: tommysanderson@earthlink.net


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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