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USS Truett (DE 1095)


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


"Dedication A Dieu Et Patrie"
(Dedicated To God And Country)
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
Truett (DE 1095) Building and Operational Data:
  • 25 August 1966: Building contract awarded to the Avondale Shipyards Corp.
  • 27 April 1972: Keel laid at the Avondale Shipyard, Inc., Westwego, La.
  • 03 February 1973: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Geraldine Truett Walter
  • 24 May 1974: Delivered to the Navy at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va.
  • 01 June 1974: Commissioned at Norfolk, Va., Cmdr. James W. Egerton in command, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 10 at Norfolk, Va.
  • 30 June 1975: Reclassified Frigate (FF 1095)
  • 31 December 1991: Reclassified Training Frigate (FFT 1095), assigned to the Naval Reserve Force, Atlantic, at Norfolk, Va.
  • 30 July 1994: Decommissioned at the Naval Station, Ingleside, Tex. after 20 years of service; leased to Thailand, renamed HTMS Phutthayotfa Chulalok (F-461)
  • 11 January 1995: Struck from the NVR
  • 09 December 1999: Purchased by Thailand, still in service
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    Truett 10k Quincy H. Truett was born in Quitman, Ga., on 03 April 1932. He enlisted in the Navy on 14 September 1951 at Jacksonville, Fla., and, during the later stages of the Korean War, saw duty in destroyers John W. Thomason (DD 760) and Floyd B. Parks (DD 884). Subsequently, he served successfully in Tulare (AKA 112), Chilton (APA 38), and Tawasa (ATF 92). From 01 August 1965 to September 1966, Truett served with the Naval Support Activity, Danang, in South Vietnam. Following a tour of duty with the Key West Test and Evaluation Detachment, he trained at the Naval Amphibious Base at Coronado, Calif., in preparation for his return to Vietnam. On 13 September 1968, Chief Boatswain's Mate Truett transferred to River Patrol Flotilla 5 and joined River Division 551.

    On the night of 20 January 1969, his division was operating on the Kinh Dong Tien Canal. Truett was patrol officer for two of four river patrol boats escorting an armored troop carrier. The entire unit came under intense enemy fire, and the boat ahead of Truett's erupted in flames. When the blaze forced the patrol boat's crew into the water, Chief Truett ordered his own craft to the rescue. Seemingly oblivious to the enemy gunfire streaming at him, Chief Truett maintained a constant covering fire throughout the rescue of the crew of PBR 8137. Though mortally wounded, Chief Truett continued to fight until the successful completion of the rescue. Chief Truett died of his wounds that same day. For his ". . . extraordinary heroism . . ." Chief Boatswain's Mate Truett was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.

    USS Truett (DE 1095) was the first ship named in his honor.
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    Truett 122k undated image (Photo ©Ignacio F. Lopez) Ignacio F. Lopez
    Spanish Navy (Ret.)
    ***Truett / Brumby*** 140k 27 November 1975: Puerto Cabello, Venezuela - USS William V. Pratt (DDG 44) tied up pierside along with USS Brumby centre, and USS Truett outboard.
    (Photo © Karsten Peterson, Karsten is a retired professional seaman with an excellent website called Sailor, On the Blue Path of the World)
    Robert Hurst
    Truett 63k December 1977: at Athens, Greece Nate Jensen
    Lt., USN (1976-1980)
    Truett 111k undated image, prior to hull mod.
    Truett 208k date / location unknown: USS Truett (DE 1095) (Photo #M-51 DE-1095, from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum) Darryl Baker
    PNCM, USNR (ret.)
    Truett 134k undated image, but after hull modification. (bow bulwark, bow spray strakes added) Nate Jensen
    Lt., USN (1976-1980)
    Truett 73k 06 August 1982: Truett, taken by me, at Barcelona, Spain. This is a good view (in my opinion) of the modifications made to reduce deck wetness: bow bulwarks and spray-suppressing strake. Fabio Peņa
    Barcelona, Spain
    Truett 1012k 01 August 1983: Norfolk, Va. - An aerial port bow view of a Military Sealift Command cargo ship in dry dock at the Imperial Shipyard Docks and the frigate Truett.
    (U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #DN-SC-87-08412 from DefenseImagery.mil)
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    ***Moinester/Truett*** 87k 01 December 1986: Naval Station Norfolk, Va. - A bow view of the frigates USS Truett and Moinester (FF 1097) tied up at a pier.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DNST8706727 from the Defense Visual Information Center)
    Truett 393k 26 June 1987: Norfolk, Va. - A port bow view of the frigate Truett underway passing the Chesapeake Bay - Bridge Tunnel.
    (U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #DN-SC-87-08621 from DefenseImagery.mil)
    Truett 382k 26 June 1987: Norfolk, Va. - A port bow view of the frigate Truett underway passing the Chesapeake Bay - Bridge Tunnel.
    (U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #DN-SC-87-08622 from DefenseImagery.mil)
    Truett 503k 26 June 1987: Norfolk, Va. - A port bow view of the frigate Truett underway passing the Chesapeake Bay - Bridge Tunnel.
    (U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #DN-SC-87-08623 from DefenseImagery.mil)
    Truett 319k 26 June 1987: at sea - A starboard bow view of the frigate USS Truett (FF 1095) underway.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-87-08624 from the DVIC)
    Truett 718k 26 June 1987: A starboard bow view of the frigate USS Truett (FF 1095) underway.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-87-08626 by A1C McInerney from the DVIC)
    Robert Hurst
    Truett 232k 12 August 1988: at sea - A port bow view of Truett underway with the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) battle group. The ship, which is part of Task Group 24.4, is in an 18-ship formation that is transiting the North Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-89-01286 by PH2 Lipski, from the DVIC)
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    Truett 159k 01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, starboard bow view.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06768 from the DVIC)
    Truett 309k 01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, stern view.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06769 from the DVIC)
    Truett 161k 01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, port quarter view.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06770 from the DVIC)
    Truett 178k 01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, port amidships view.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06771 from the DVIC)
    Truett 166k 01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, closeup starboard bow view.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06772 from the DVIC)
    Truett 270k 01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, starboard bow view.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06773 from the DVIC)
    Truett 202k 01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, an amidships view, as seen from off the starboard bow.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06774 from the DVIC)
    Truett 302k 01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, starboard quarter view.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06775 from the DVIC)
    Truett 233k 01 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, starboard bow view.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06776 from the DVIC)
    Truett 155k 31 January 1989: Naval Station Norfolk, Va. - Family and friends board the Truett, which is tied up after returning to home port with the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV67) battle group.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-08829 by PH1 Jeff Elliot from the DVIC)
    Truett 230k 28 March 1991: Naval Station, Norfolk, Va. - A view of the bow of the Truett moored to a pier.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-91-08182 by Pat Jett Toombs from the DVIC)
    Truett 228k April 2008: Chuk Samet, Southern Thailand - HTMS Phutthayotfa Chulalok (F-461)(ex-Truett) and HTMS Phutthaloetla Naphalai (F-462)(ex-Ouellet) are photographed while moored in port. Raymond Davis
    Commander, USNR
    XO, MSC EPU 112
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    Truett Memorabilia
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    Truett
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    Navy Times Ship in the Spotlight
    © Mario DeMarco
    Truett
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    UNITAS
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    Truett
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    Mike Smolinski

    Truett History
    View the USS Truett (DE 1095) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Truett's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  01 Jun. 1974 - 12 Dec. 1975Cmdr. James White Egerton (USNA '56) (Louisburg, N.C.)
    2.)  12 Dec. 1975 - 02 Aug. 1977Cmdr. Joseph Thomas Hock (OCS '59) (New York City, N.Y.)
    3.)  02 Aug. 1977 - 15 Aug. 1980Cmdr. Thomas Charles Lynch (USNA '64) (Lima. Oh.) (ret. as Radm.)
    4.)  15 Aug. 1980 - 31 Aug. 1982Cmdr. Jerry A. Lewis (OCS '63)
    5.)  31 Aug. 1982 - 23 Jul. 1984Cmdr. William Joseph Frigge (USNA '65) (Vincennes, Ind.)
    6.)  23 Jul. 1984 - 01 Oct. 1986Cmdr. Edward James Carlson (USNA '66) (Bronx, N.Y.)
    7.)  01 Oct. 1986 - 09 Dec. 1988Cmdr. John H. O'Neill, Jr. (USNA '68) (Wilson, N.C.)
    8.)  09 Dec. 1988 - 25 Jan. 1991Cmdr. Andrew J. Allen (prior enl. / OCS '71) (Dayton, Oh.)
    9.)  25 Jan. 1991 - 25 Sep. 1992Cmdr. David Earl Jarvis
    10.) 25 Sep. 1992 - 30 Jul. 1994Cmdr. David Paul Austin

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    Additional Resources

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    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    USS Truett Page on Destroyers Online
    USS Truett Page on Military.Com
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Truett
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