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USS Fanning (DE 1076)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - K - B - P
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons




Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Second Row: Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon - Navy Expeditionary Medal
Third Row: National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star - Vietnam Service Medal w/ 1 star - Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 1 star
Fourth Row: Humanitarian Service Ribbon - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal


"Indomitable"
Specifications:
Class: Knox
Type: SCB No. 199C / 1964
Number in Class: 46
Displacement: 3020 tons (std), 4065 tons (full)
Length: 415' (wl), 438' (oa)
Beam: 46' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 24' 9" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 Combustion Engineering 1200psi boilers; 1 Westinghouse geared turbine; 35,000 shp; 1 shaft
Speed: 27 kts
Range: 4,500 nm @ 20 knots
Complement: 16 / 211
Missiles: 1 8-tube Mk25 Sea Sparrow BPDMS in DE 1052-1069, 1071-1083, 1 8-tube Mk29 NATO Sea Sparrow IPDMS in DE 1070, Harpoon missiles from modified ASROC launcher
Guns: 1 x 5"/54 cal. DP Mk 42 (600 rds)
ASW Weapons: 1 Mk16 ASROC launcher (16 missiles), 4-12.75" (324mm) Mk 32 (4x1 fixed) tubes / Mk 46 torpedos (6)
Radars: AN/SPS-10 (surface), AN/SPS-40 (air), AN/SPS-58 threat warning in some ships
Sonars: AN/SQS-26CX, AN/SQS-35 IVDS in FF-1052, 1056, 1063-1071, 1073-1076, 1078-1097
Fire Control Systems: Mk68 Mod. 11/13/14 Gun FCS, Mk114 Mod 14/16 ASW FCS
Helicopter: 1 - SH-2 LAMPS Helicopter
Fanning (DE 1076) Building and Operational Data:
  • 22 July 1964: Building contract awarded to the Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp.
  • 07 December 1968: Keel laid by the Todd Shipyard Corp., Los Angeles Div., San Pedro, Cal.
  • 24 January 1970: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Robert D. Lathrop (great-great-great grandaughter of Lt. Fanning)
  • 23 July 1971: Commissioned at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, Cmdr. Paul E. Treagy, Jr. in command
  • 30 June 1975: Reclassified Frigate (FF 1076)
  • 31 July 1993: Decommissioned at the San Diego Naval Station after 22 years of service; leased to Turkey, renamed TCG Adatepe (F-251)
  • 11 January 1995: Struck from the NVR
  • 29 August 1997: Lease to Turkey renewed; Decommissioned 2001, in reserve
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    Fanning 209k Nathaniel Fanning, born 31 May 1755 in Stonington, Conn., was commissioned as a midshipman in France by John Paul Jones when he was manning Bonhomme Richard. In the brilliant victory over Serapis 23 September 1779, Fanning served as captain of the main top. Most of his original group of men were killed, but he took a fresh party aloft and with them cleared Serapis' tops. When their yards locked the ships together, he led his men across to the British ship, where with hand grenades and other missiles, they drove the British seamen from their stations. In recommending that Fanning be promoted, Jones said of him ". . . he was one cause among the prominent in obtaining the victory". Lieutenant Fanning died of yellow fever 30 September 1805 while commanding Gunboat No. 1.

    USS Fanning (DE 1076) (1971-1993) was the third ship named in his honor, she was preceded by DD 37 (1912-1919) and DD 385 (1937-1945).

    (Both photos courtesy of  Phil Thomas (Nathaniel Fanning's great-great nephew)
    Bill Gonyo
    Fanning 84k date / location unknown (prior to hull upgrade modification) (Photo © Joe Barbaritz) Joe Barbaritz
    Fanning 150k January 1979: At Sea - An aerial port quarter view of the frigate USS Fanning (FF 1076) underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-11682 by Davison from the Defense Visual Information Center) Navsource
    Fanning 91k 1 July 1982: San Diego, Cal. - A view of the elevated ASROC tubes aboard Fanning. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-82-10494 by Norman Polmar from the DVIC) Bill Gonyo
    Fanning 88k Taken from the USS Decatur (DDG 31) during a Desron 7 "Tiger Cruise" returning from the 82-83 WestPac deployment. Lee Noland
    STGC, USN (ret.)
    Fanning 77k
    Fanning 118k Fanning's SH-2 LAMPS helo on deck. Taken from the USS Decatur (DDG 31) during a Desron 7 "Tiger Cruise" returning from the 82-83 WestPac deployment.
    Fanning 144k Fanning with three P-250 pumps lit off on her fantail. Taken from the USS Decatur (DDG 31) during a Desron 7 "Tiger Cruise" returning from the 82-83 WestPac deployment.
    Fanning 158k 8 October 1984: At Sea - A port bow view of Fanning underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-89-09420 by PH2 Heuser from the DVIC) Navsource
    Fanning 185k 8 October 1984: At Sea - A port bow view of Fanning underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-89-09419 by PH2 Heuser from the DVIC)
    Fanning 101k date / location unknown (after hull upgrade modification) -
    Fanning 89k 1 July 1986: Naval Station San Diego, Cal. - Crew members stand by on the deck aboard the destroyer USS Leftwich (DD 984) in front of the forward Mark 45 5-inch/54-cal. gun as Fanning passes to port. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-87-02983 by PH2 Michael D.P. Flynn from the DVIC) Navsource
    Fanning 198k 18 September 1989: Naval Station San Diego - Fanning passes the miscellaneous command ship USS Coronado (AGF 11) as it departs the Naval Station to participate in PACEX '89. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-08733 by PHAN Heuer from the DVIC)
    Fanning 178k 18 September 1989: Naval Station San Diego - Fanning departs the Naval Station to participate in PACEX '89. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-08732 by PHAN Heuer from the DVIC)
    Fanning 115k 22 July 1991: An aerial portside view of Fanning underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-04-10039 by PH2 Mark Correa from the DVIC)
    Fanning 335k 22 July 1991: An aerial direct overhead view of Fanning underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-04-10038 by PH2 Mark Correa from the DVIC)
    Fanning 128k 22 July 1991: An aerial starboard side view of Fanning underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-04-10037 by PH2 Mark Correa from the DVIC)
    Fanning 78k 24 September 1992: A Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 33 (HSL-33) SH-2F Sea Sprite helicopter lands on the flight deck of Fanning during exercise Eager Sentry 92-4. The destroyer USS Kincaid (DD 965) and the frigate USS Kirk (FF 1087) are in the background. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-93-00420 by JO1 Sharie Derrickson from the DVIC)
    Fanning 70k 26 September 1992: Crewmen inspect the stern-mounted Mk 15 Phalanx close-in weapon system (CIWS) on Fanning. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-93-00421 by JO1 Sharie Derrickson from the DVIC)
    Fanning 136k 27 September 1992: Kuwait City Harbor - A Kuwaiti Coast Guard Patrol craft ferries sailors from Fanning to Kuwait City for liberty. Fanning is participating in exercise Eager Sentry 92-4. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-93-00436 by PHAN(AW) April Hatton from the DVIC)
    Fanning 82k 27 September 1992: Kuwait City Harbor - Crewmen on liberty from Fanning approach the city's water towers. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-93-00435 by PHAN(AW) April Hatton from the DVIC)
    Fanning 198k 29 September 1992: Gunner's Mate Seaman Chad Brosiz mans an M-2 .50-caliber machine gun on board Fanning during exercise Eager Sentry 92-4. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-93-00433 by PHAN(AW) April Hatton from the DVIC)
    Fanning 99k 29 September 1992: A Kuwaiti patrol boat comes alongside Fanning during exercise Eager Sentry 92-4. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-93-00432 by PHAN(AW) April Hatton from the DVIC)
    Fanning 154k 16 July 1993: Naval Station San Diego, Cal. - A starboard quarter view of Fanning tied up at the Thirty-Second Street Naval Base prior to its sale and transfer to the Turkish navy. The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) is moored to the pier behind Fanning . (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-94-00048 by Don S. Montgomery from the DVIC)
    Fanning 95k 31 July 1993: Naval Station San Diego - Turkish navy Cmdr. Zafer Topac is saluted on the quarterdeck as he comes aboard Fanning. Topac is making his final inspection of the ship before it is decommissioned from the U.S. Navy and transferred to the Turkish navy as the TCG Adatepe (F-251). (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-93-05875 by PH2 M.C. Farrington from the DVIC)
    Fanning 85k 31 July 1993: Naval Station San Diego - The ensign is lowered from the flagstaff during the decommissioning of the frigate USS Fanning (FF 1076). Upon decommissioning, the ship will be transferred to the Turkish navy and renamed the TCG Adatepe (F-251). (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-93-05878 by PH2 M.C. Farrington from the DVIC)
    Fanning 95k 31 July 1993: Naval Station San Diego - Crew members of Fanning pass through ranks of Turkish sailors as they leave their ship for the last time during its decommissioning. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-93-05880 by PH2 M.C. Farrington from the DVIC)
    Fanning 97k 31 July 1993: Naval Station San Diego - Crew members of Fanning pass through ranks of Turkish sailors as they leave their ship for the last time during its decommissioning. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-93-05879 by PH2 M.C. Farrington from the DVIC)
    Fanning 80k 31 July 1993: Naval Station San Diego - Turkish crew members salute as their flag is raised at the stern of the former USS Fanning (FF 1076). The frigate has just been decommissioned from the U.S. Navy and transferred to the Turkish navy as the TCG Adatepe (F-251). (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-93-05877 by PH2 M.C. Farrington from the DVIC)
    Fanning 88k 31 July 1993: Naval Station San Diego - Crew members of the Turkish frigate TCG Adatepe (F-251) cover the ship's original brow banner with a new one after the ship was decommissioned from the U.S. Navy and transferred to the Turkish navy. The ship was formerly the USS Fanning (FF 1076). (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-93-05882 by PH2 M.C. Farrington from the DVIC)
    Fanning 136k 22 November 1995: LaSpezia, Italy - TCG Adatepe (F-251), ex-USS Fanning (FF 1076) departing LaSpezia after a port visit. (Photo by Carlo Martinelli) Carlo Martinelli
    Fanning Memorabilia
    Ship's Ashtray
    Fanning
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski
    Ship's Plaque
    Fanning
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski
    Ship's Mug
    Fanning
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski

    The USS Fanning (DE 1076) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website is not presently available.
    Fanning's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  23 Jul. 1971 - 22 Nov. 1972Cmdr. Paul Everett Treagy Jr.
    2.)  22 Nov. 1972 - 20 Oct. 1974Cmdr. Barry James Byrne ('60) (Norwich, N.Y.)
    3.)  20 Oct. 1974 - 13 Jun. 1976Cmdr. Marshall Alfred Stowell
    4.)  13 Jun. 1976 - 29 Jul. 1978Cmdr. Melvin W. Wienandt
    5.)  29 Jul. 1978 - 18 Jul. 1980Cmdr. Thomas Oscar Gabriel (Encinitas, Cal.)
    6.)  18 Jul. 1980 - 18 Aug. 1982Cmdr. Gerard Holbrook Dalton
    7.)  18 Aug. 1982 - 23 Nov. 1984Cmdr. Harry M. Dyck Jr.
    8.)  23 Nov. 1984 - 24 Feb. 1987Cmdr. Charles Ervin Aaker
    9.)  24 Feb. 1987 - 19 May 1989Cmdr. Harry F. Watts Jr.
    10.) 19 May 1989 - 17 May 1991Cmdr. Edwin H. Bouton Jr.
    11.) 17 May 1991 - 31 Jul. 1993Cmdr. Frederick K. Gorris ('72) (Pasadena, Cal.)

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    Additional Resources

    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
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    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Fanning
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