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USS Talbot (DEG 4)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Z - W - D
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "Valley Stream"


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2) - Navy Expeditionary Medal
Second Row: National Defense Service Medal - Humanitarian Service Medal - Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 1 star


"Determined"
Specifications:
Class: Brooke
Type: SCB No. 199B / 1962 - 1963
Number in Class: 6
Displacement: 2,620 tons (std), 3,400 tons (full)
Length: 390' 0" (wl), 414' 6" (oa)
Beam: 44' 0" (extreme)
Draft: 24' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 Foster Wheeler 1200-psi boilers; 1 Westinghouse geared turbine; 35,000 shp; 1 shaft
Speed: 27 kts
Range: 4,000 nm @ 20 knots
Complement: 17 / 219
Missiles: 1 single arm Mk22 Mod 0 launcher for Tartar / Standard-MR SAMs (16)
Guns: 1 - 5"/38 Mk30 Gun (1x1) (350 rounds)
ASW Weapons: 1 Mk16 ASROC launcher (1x8) (16 missiles), 6 - 12.75" (324mm) Mk 32 torpedo tubes (2x3) / Mk 46 torpedos (18)
Radars: AN/SPS-10F (surface), AN/SPS-52 (3-D air)
Sonars: AN/SQS-26AX
Fire Control Systems: 1 - Mk56 Mod 43 Gun FCS, 1 - Mk74 Mod 2/6 missile FCS, 1 - AN/SPG-51C missile radar, 1 - Mk114 Mod 10/13 ASW FCS
Helicopter: 1 - SH-2 LAMPS Helicopter
Talbot (DEG 4) Building and Operational Data:
  • 24 May 1963: Building contract awarded to the Bath Iron Works Corp.
  • 4 May 1964: Keel laid at the Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine
  • 6 January 1966: Launched and christened, sponsored by Miss Frances K. Talbot
  • 22 April 1967: Commissioned, Cmdr Edwin E. Woods, Jr., in command, assigned to the Atlantic Fleet Cruiser-Destroyer Force at Newport, R.I.
  • 5 January 1974: Homeport assignment changed to Norfolk, Va.
  • 30 June 1975: Reclassified Frigate (FFG 4)
  • 30 September 1988: Decommissioned after 21.4 years of service
  • 31 April 1989: Leased to Pakistan, renamed PNS Hunain (D-164)
  • 29 November 1993: Returned U.S. Navy custody at Singapore, struck from the NVR
  • 29 March 1994: Sold for scrapping to Trusha Investments Pte. Ltd. c/o Jacques Pierot, Jr. & Sons Inc., New York City, N.Y. for $601,650
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    Ramsey 10k Silas Talbot was born on 11 January 1751 in Dighton, Mass. and was commissioned a captain in the Continental Army on 1 July 1775. After participating in the siege of Boston and aiding in the transportation of troops to New York, he obtained command of a fireship and attempted to use it to set fire to the British warship Asia. The attempt failed, but the daring it displayed won him a promotion to major on 10 October 1777. After suffering a severe wound while fighting to defend Philadelphia, Talbot returned to active service in the summer of 1778 and fought in Rhode Island. As commander of Pigot and later of Argo, both under the Army, he cruised against Loyalist vessels that were harassing American trade between Long Island and Nantucket and made prisoners of many of them. Because of his success fighting afloat for the Army, Congress made him a captain in the Continental Navy on 17 September 1779. However, since Congress had no suitable warship to entrust to him, Talbot put to sea in command of the privateer General Washington. In it he took one prize, but soon thereafter ran into the British fleet off New York. After a chase, he struck his colors to Culloden, a 74-gun ship-of-the-line and remained a prisoner until exchanged for a British officer in December 1781. After the war, Talbot settled in Fulton County, N.Y. He was a member of the New York Assembly in 1792 and 1793 and served in the federal House of Representatives from 1793 to 1795. On 5 June 1794, President Washington chose him third in a list of six captains of the newly established United States Navy. Before the end of his term in Congress, he was ordered to superintend the construction of the frigate President at New York. He commanded the Santo Domingo Station in 1799 and 1800 and was commended by the Secretary of the Navy for protecting American commerce and for laying the foundation of a permanent trade with that country. Captain Talbot resigned from the Navy on 23 September 1801 and died at New York City on 30 June 1813.

    USS Talbot (DEG 4) was the third ship named Talbot, and the second ship named in his honor. Her predecessors were TB 15 (named for John Gunnel Talbot) (1898-1912) and DD 114 (1918-1945).
    Bill Gonyo
    Talbot 94k circa 1966 -1967 Robert Hurst
    Talbot 94k circa 1966 -1967: The crew of USS Talbot (DEG 4) manning the rails, taken shortly after construction Bill Kievit
    Talbot 86k 1967: USS Talbot (DEG 4) underway off Puerto Rico. (U.S. Navy photo #USN 1124862 from the "Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships") Robert Hurst
    Talbot 304k 27 May 1969: Genoa, Italy - Talbot arriving at Genoa Harbor for a port visit. Carlo Martinelli
    Talbot 38k 1969: transitting the Kiel Canal, which links the North Sea to the Baltic Sea in Germany Scott Reed
    Talbot 44k 1969: transitting the Kiel Canal
    Talbot 115k date/location unknown: aerial view, underway at speed
    Talbot 81k An undated postcard view of Talbot as DEG 4.    (Postcard #D2218 © Atlantic Fleet Sales, Norfolk, Va.; shown at 150% of original size)

    Caption reads: U.S.S. Talbot (DEG-4) Guided Missile Escort Ship Built by Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine, Commissioned 22 April 1967.
    Mike Smolinski
    Talbot 216k 6 December 1974: Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico - Talbot underway in the harbor at Roosevelt Roads. (U.S. Navy Photo, Naval Photographic Center, NPC #1160612 by PHAN Garmon) DCC(SS/SW) David Johnston, USN
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    Talbot 28k circa 1975-1976: off Puerto Rico - aerial port side view of Talbot as she appeared during testing of the Oto Melara 76MM gun. Talbot was being used as a test platform for the new gun, which was to be used on the FFG-7 class Frigates. The gun was heavily tested off Puerto Rico. -
    Talbot 78k circa July 1978: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - Post-yard period refresher training Walter Bengtson
    Talbot 136k 1 January 1984: At sea - A starboard quarter view of Talbot underway during UNITAS XXV. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01508 by PH2 Paul Erickson from the Defense Visual Information Center) Navsource
    Talbot 151k 1 January 1984: At sea - An aerial view of Talbot underway during UNITAS XXV. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01509 by PH2 Paul Erickson from the DVIC)
    Talbot 166k 1 January 1984: At sea - A bow view of Talbot underway during UNITAS XXV. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01510 by PHC Terry C. Mitchell from the DVIC)
    Talbot 193k 1 January 1984: At sea - A port bow view of Talbot underway during UNITAS XXV. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01511 by PHC Terry C. Mitchell from the DVIC)
    Talbot 137k 1 January 1984: At sea - A port bow view of Talbot underway during UNITAS XXV. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01512 by PHC Terry C. Mitchell from the DVIC)
    Talbot 122k 1 January 1984: At sea - Talbot approaching a port during the multinational naval Exercise UNITAS XXV. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01514 by PHC Terry C. Mitchell from the DVIC)
    Talbot 145k 1 January 1984: At sea - A port view of Talbot underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01517 by PHC Terry C. Mitchell from the DVIC)
    Talbot 137k 1 January 1984: At sea - A port view of Talbot underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01518 by PHC Terry C. Mitchell from the DVIC)
    Talbot 177k 1 January 1984: at sea - A port quarter view of the Chilean tanker Araucano (AO-53) as it refuels the Talbot during Operation Unitas XXV. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-85-08237 by PHC Mitchell, from the DVIC)
    Talbot 266k 1 January 1984: at sea - A port bow view of the Talbot executing a high speed turn during the multinational naval exercise Unitas XXV. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01519 by PHC Mitchell from the DVIC)
    Talbot 204k 1 January 1984: at sea - A port quarter view of the Talbot executing a high speed turn during the multinational naval exercise Unitas XXV. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01520 by PH2 Paul Erickson from the DVIC)
    Talbot 111k 14 June 1984: Naval Station, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico - The large harbor tug Houma (YTB-811) maneuvers Talbot into port. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01502 by PH2 Paul Erickson from the DVIC)
    Talbot 169k 14 June 1984: Naval Station, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico - Talbot, the destroyer USS Thorn (DD 988), the Peruvian submarine Pisagua (S-33), and the patrol combatant hydrofoils USS Hercules (PHM 2), and USS Aries (PHM 5), are docked at a pier during UNITAS XXV. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01479 by PH2 Paul Erickson from the DVIC)
    Talbot 203k
    Talbot 89k 9 July 1984: Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal - Two nuns watch as Talbot passes through locks along the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01504 by PHC Terry C. Mitchell from the DVIC)
    Talbot 102k 9 July 1984: Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal - Talbot is towed through the Miraflores Locks past the administration building during UNITAS XXV. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01506 by PHC Terry C. Mitchell from the DVIC)
    Talbot 105k 9 July 1984: Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal - Talbot is towed through the Miraflores Locks past the administration building. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01507 by PHC Terry C. Mitchell from the DVIC)
    Talbot 191k 9 July 1984: Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal - Tractors tow Talbot and the Colombian submarine Pijao (S 28) through the Miraflores Locks along the Panama Canal. (US Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01505 by PHC Terry C. Mitchell from the DVIC)
    Talbot 217k 14 July 1984: At sea - A port quarter view of as Talbot underway off the coast of Peru during UNITAS XXV. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01516 by PHC Terry C. Mitchell from the DVIC)
    Talbot 159k 14 July 1984: At sea - A starboard quarter view of as Talbot underway off the coast of Peru during UNITAS XXV. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-01515 by PHC Terry C. Mitchell from the DVIC)
    Talbot 294k 1 September 1984: at sea - An aerial starboard beam view of the Talbot underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-00448 from the DVIC)
    Talbot 64k 23 September 1984: at sea - A target drone is launched from the stern of the Talbot, off the coast of Chile, during the joint US/South American Exercise UNITAS XXV. (US Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-85-08735 by PH2 Don Koralawski from the DVIC)
    Talbot 88k undated -

    Talbot Memorabilia
    Ship's Plaque

    Talbot
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski
    Ship's Plaque

    Talbot
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski
    1984 UNITAS
    Cruise Patch
    Talbot
    Courtesy of
    Tommy Trampp
    Navy Times Ship in the Spotlight
    © Mario DeMarco
    Talbot
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    Mike Smolinski

    View the USS Talbot (DEG 4) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Talbot's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)   22 Apr 1967 / 09 Aug 1968Cmdr. Edward Elmore Woods, Jr.
    2.)   09 Aug 1968 / 03 Jan 1970Cmdr. Don Edward Crawley
    3.)   03 Jan 1970 / 24 Sep 1971Cmdr. Richard Dennis Heenan
    4.)   24 Sep 1971 / 21 Feb 1973Cmdr. Paul Lasalle Merwin
    5.)   21 Feb 1973 / 29 Aug 1974Cmdr. Alfred Henry Spruell, Jr.
    6.)   29 Aug 1974 / 10 May 1976Cmdr. Nicholas (Nick) Brown
    7.)   10 May 1976 / 02 Jun 1978Cmdr. John Erich Liebmann
    8.)   02 Jun 1978 / 28 Jun 1980Cmdr. Albert Parren Johnson
    9.)   28 Jun 1980 / 06 Aug 1982Cmdr. Thomas E. Morin
    10.) 06 Aug 1982 / 18 Oct 1984Cmdr. Kenneth Michael Castellano
    11.) 18 Oct 1984 / 04 Dec 1986Cmdr. Tom Hunter Reynolds, Jr.
    12.) 04 Dec 1986 / 01 Sep 1988Cmdr. James Patrick Euliss II
    13.) 01 Sep 1988 / 30 Sep 1988Cmdr. Leonard Walter (Walt) Wildemann III

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Available at Talbot Website


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    Additional Resources

    USS Talbot on Facebook (the early years)
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Talbot
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    USS Talbot Page on Military.Com
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