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USS Truett (DE 1095)


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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



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., Cdr James W. Egerton in command
  • 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 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 from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum (File name: M-51 DE-1095) Darryl Baker
    Truett 134k undated image, but after hull modification. (bow bulwark, bow spray strakes added) Nate Jensen, Lt. USN (1976-1980)
    Truett 73k 6 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
    Truett 1012k 1 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) Navsource
    ***Moinester/Truett*** 87k 1 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) Navsource
    Truett 159k 1 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, starboard bow view. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06768 from the DVIC)
    Truett 309k 1 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, stern view. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06769 from the DVIC)
    Truett 161k 1 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, port quarter view. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06770 from the DVIC)
    Truett 178k 1 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, port amidships view. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06771 from the DVIC)
    Truett 166k 1 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, closeup starboard bow view. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06772 from the DVIC)
    Truett 270k 1 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, starboard bow view. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06773 from the DVIC)
    Truett 202k 1 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 1 January 1989: at sea - Truett underway, starboard quarter view. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-90-06775 from the DVIC)
    Truett 233k 1 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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    UNITAS
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    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
    2.)  12 Dec. 1975 - 02 Aug. 1977Cmdr. Joseph Thomas Hock
    3.)  02 Aug. 1977 - 15 Aug. 1980Cmdr. Thomas Charles Lynch (ret. as Radm.)
    4.)  15 Aug. 1980 - 31 Aug. 1982Cmdr. Jerry A. Lewis
    5.)  31 Aug. 1982 - 23 Jul. 1984Cmdr. William Joseph Frigge
    6.)  23 Jul. 1984 - 01 Oct. 1986Cmdr. Edward James Carlson
    7.)  01 Oct. 1986 - 09 Dec. 1988Cmdr. John H. O'Neill, Jr. (Wilson, N.C.)
    8.)  09 Dec. 1988 - 25 Jan. 1991Cmdr. Andrew J. Allen
    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

    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
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    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Truett
    USS Truett Page on Destroyers Online
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