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USS MAHAN (DL-11 / DLG-11 / DDG-42)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NZOC

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - SEA POWER

CLASS - FARRAGUT As Built.
Displacement 5648 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 512' 6" (oa) x 52' 4" x 17' 9" (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/54 RF, 1 Terrier Missile SAM System, 1 ASROC ASW System,
6 x 12.75" MK 32 ASW TT.
Machinery, 85,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Range 5000 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 360.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by San Francisco Naval Shipyard (Hunters Point) on July 31 1957.
Launched October 7 1959 and commissioned August 25 1960.
Reclassified Guided Missile Frigate DLG -11 November 14 1956.
Decommissioned August 15 1973 and recommissioned April 1 1975.
Reclassified Guided Missile Destroyer DDG -42 June 30 1975.
Decommissioned and stricken June 15 1993.
Sold August 31 1995, repossessed 10/01/96, scrapping 5% completed.
Fate Sold to Baltimore Marine Industries, scrapping completed by Metro Machine Corp. May 18 2004.

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Mahan 135kRear Adm. Alfred Thayer Mahan, born 27 September 1840 at West Point, N.Y., graduated from the NavalAcademy in 1859 and served with the South Atlantic and western Gulf Blockading Squadrons during the Civil War. Later appointed President of the Naval WarCollege, he served two tours, 1886-89 and 1892-93. His widely admired study, “The Influence of Sea Power Upon History,” and his many other well reasoned and scholarly books and articles have made a major impact upon geopolitical thought and modern theories of world strategy and have established Mahan’s place among history’s great thinkers. Having retired in 1896, he was recalled during the Spanish-American War to serve on the Naval Strategy Board. Among his many activities during the years which followed were service as a delegate to the First Peace Conference at The Hague; as a member of the Board of Visitors, Naval Academy, 1903; with the Senate Commission on Merchant Marine, 1904; as a member of the Commission to Report on the Reorganization of the Navy Department; and as a lecturer at the Naval War College. He died at Washington, D.C. 1 December 1914. Portrait courtesy of the Naval War CollegeMuseum. Donated by the United States Naval Academy.Bill Gonyo
Mahan 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-11
Mahan 171kUndated newspaper clipping of the Coontz, King, Mahan and Preble together.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
Mahan 180kUndated, location unknown. Identifiable ships from left to right include the USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887), USS Preble (DLG-15), USS Mahan (DLG-11), USS King (DLG-10) and the USS Coontz (DLG-9).Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
Mahan 48kUndated postcard Copyright © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.Mike Smolinski
Mahan 65kUndated postcard Copyright © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.Mike Smolinski
Mahan 72kUndated postcard Copyright © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.Mike Smolinski
Mahan 118kUndated artisits concept from the NAVSEA Journal.Bob Bush
Mahan 126kUndated image from the NAVSEA Journal.Bob Bush
Mahan   Mahan   Mahan   Mahan
Launching pamphlet - October 7 1959
Darryl Baker
Mahan 115kUSS Rogers (DDR-876), USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887), USS Preble (DLG-15), USS Mahan (DLG-11), USS King (DLG-10) and USS Coontz (DLG-9) lined up together at San Diego, 4 February, 1961.Robert Hurst
Mahan 93kAs above.Robert Hurst
Mahan 144kUSS Mahan (DLG-11/later DDG-42), Underway, circa 1963. Taken by a USS Oriskany (CVA-34) photographer. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 106810.Robert Hurst
Mahan 72kIn Yokosuka, Japan during February 1964.Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
Mahan 177kUSS Mahan (DLG-11) underway in 1966, location unknown. U.S. Navy Official photo. Image scanned from the 1966/67 Edition of Jane's Fighting Ships.Robert Hurst
Mahan 79kMediterranean May 1967.Craig Hubbard, USN Photo
Mahan 63kAs DLG-11 Sydney, Australia circa 1969.Marc Piché
Mahan 69kAs above.Marc Piché
Mahan 160kWellington, NZ, October 14 1970.Chris Howell
Mahan   Mahan   Mahan   Higbee
Welcome Aboard pamphlet - circa 1972
Wolfgang Hechler
Mahan 318kMahan under conversion at Bath, January 1975.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 106kCommissioning Ceremony Program of USS Mahan (DLG-11). The event was held at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Me. on 1 April 1975.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 169kSchedule of Events for the Commissioning of USS Mahan (DLG-11). The event was held at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Me. on 1 April 1975.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 245kGuantanamo Bay Cuba, July 1975.© Richard Leonhardt
Mahan 130kShip's bumper sticker.Wolfgang Hechler
DDG-42
Mahan 34kUndated, location unknown.-
Mahan 82kUndated, location unknown. US Navy photo from the Federation of American Scientists Web Site.Fred Weiss
Mahan 98kUndated, location unknown.Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr
Mahan 118kUndated image from the NAVSEA Journal.Bob Bush
Mahan 93kUndated, location unknown.Gerd Matthes
Mahan 98kUndated, location unknown. Note the quad Harpoon SSMS, visible near her after funnel. The 40-round magazine is contained within the flat structure forward of the launcher. Photo U.S. Navy. Photo from "An Illustrated History of Destroyers of the World" by Bernard Ireland.Robert Hurst
Mahan 121kIn the Mediterranean during March-April 1976.© Richard Leonhardt
Mahan 142kIn the Mediterranean during March-April 1976.© Richard Leonhardt
Mahan 190kIn the Mediterranean refueling from the USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7) March-April 1976.© Richard Leonhardt
Mahan 206kAs above.© Richard Leonhardt
Mahan 153kAs above.© Richard Leonhardt
Mahan 91kUSS Mahan DDG-42 alongside USS San Diego (AFS-6) in the Mediterranean during March-April 1976.© Richard Leonhardt
Mahan 148kUSS Mahan DDG-42 and USS Charleston (LKA-113) in the Mediterranean March-April 1976.© Richard Leonhardt
Mahan 142kIn the Mediterranean during May 1976.© Richard Leonhardt
Mahan 158kUSNS Marias T-AO-57 and USS Mahan in the Mediterranean May 1976.© Richard Leonhardt
Mahan   Mahan   Mahan   Mahan   Mahan   Higbee
Welcome Aboard pamphlet - circa 1979
Wolfgang Hechler
Mahan 114kUSS Mahan (DDG-42) underway in the Mediterranean Sea, September 1979. Photographer: PH1 William Wickham. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 106811.Robert Hurst
Mahan 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
Mahan 138kA series of 8 photos of the Mahan following her 1981 shipyard overhaul at Philadelphia.Bryan Tee
Mahan 89kAs above.Bryan Tee
Mahan 112kAs above.Bryan Tee
Mahan 93kAs above.Bryan Tee
Mahan 115kAs above.Bryan Tee
Mahan 104kAs above.Bryan Tee
Mahan 60kAs above.Bryan Tee
Mahan 75kAs above.Bryan Tee
Mahan 145kDN-SN-83-06748. An SM-2 (ER) missile is loaded on the missile house rail aboard the guided missile destroyer USS MAHAN (DDG-42). The missile will be fired as part of the test and evaluation of the Terrier New Threat Upgrade (NTU) Combat System, March 1 1983.Bill Gonyo
Mahan 186kGenoa, Italy on March 5, 1986.Carlo Martinelli
A series of 32 images of the Mahan during a port visit to Amsterdam in 1987.

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Pieter Bakels
Mahan 132kDN-SN-93-01664. May 6 1989, a port bow view of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 42) during UNREP with the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during exercise SOLID SHIELD '89. U.S. Navy Photo by PH2 Darryl L. Glubczynski.Robert M. Cieri
Mahan 131kUSS MAHAN on a visit at Ghent on July 28 1989 with the STANAVFORLANT.Gilbert Gyssels
Mahan 133kAs above.Gilbert Gyssels
Mahan 53kAs DDG-42 Amsterdam, The Netherlands August 1989.Marc Piché
Mahan 32kAs DDG-42 Ghent Canal August 1989.Marc Piché
Mahan 64kAs DDG-42 Ghent Canal August 1989.Marc Piché
Mahan 28kAs DDG-42 Terneuzen, The Netherlands August 1989.Marc Piché
Mahan   Mahan   Mahan   Mahan   Mahan   Higbee
Welcome Aboard pamphlet - circa 1992
Wolfgang Hechler
Mahan 144kPhiladelphia September 1993.Joe Osciak
Mahan 78kUSS John Rogers (DD-983) and the USS Mahan (DDG-42) moored together along with other inactive ships at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard inactive ship site in November 1999. Photo from Warship Boneyards, by Kit and Carolyn Bonner.Robert Hurst
Mahan 67kPhiladelphia Naval Shipyard, August 31 2002.Roy J. Brooks
Mahan 82kPhiladelphia Naval Shipyard, August 31 2002.Roy J. Brooks
Mahan 110kPhiladelphia Naval Shipyard, August 31 2002.Roy J. Brooks
Mahan 52kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Mahan 57kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Mahan 51kShip's patchMike Smolinski
Mahan 55kShip's patchMike Smolinski
Mahan 17kShip's patchGerd Matthes

USS MAHAN DL-11 / DLG-11 / DDG-42 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR William Sergeant Busik    Aug 25 1960 - Jun 1962
CDR Ivar Alex Johnson    Jun 1962 - Feb 4 1964
CDR Herbert Dudley Mills Jr.    Feb 4 1964 - Mar 1966
CDR Jack Edward Evans    Mar 1966 - Jun 1968
CDR David Mattson Altwegg    Jun 1968 - Jul 1970 (Later RADM)
CDR Thomas Richard Colligan    Jul 1970 - Feb 1972
CDR Robert Jay Steele    Feb 1972 - Aug 15 1973 (Later RADM)
(Decommissioned Aug 15 1973 - Apr 1 1975)
CDR David Fessenden Chandler    Apr 1 1975 - Oct 9 1976 (Later RADM)
CDR Robert Irl Soupiset    Oct 9 1976 - Sep 9 1978
CDR Walter Lewis Glenn Jr.    Sep 9 1978 - Jan 10 1981 (Later RADM)
CDR Joseph Majette (Jette) Browne    Jan 10 1981 - Feb 11 1984
CDR David Spencer Bill III    Feb 11 1984 - Mar 30 1986 (Later RADM)
CDR Robert Ord Crawshaw    Mar 30 1986 - Jun 21 1988
CDR William Edward Doud Jr.    Jun 21 1988 - May 5 1990
CDR James Robert Jackson    May 5 1990 - Feb 19 1992
CDR William Jeffrey Sweet    Feb 19 1992 - Jun 15 1993

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

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