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|248k||Admiral Donald B. Duncan, the namesake of FFG 10, was one of the principal architects of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo.
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USS Duncan (FFG 10) (1980-1994) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
|Robert M. Cieri|
|270k||14 March 1980: Seattle, Wash. - A port beam view of the Australian frigate Adelaide (F-01) at 80 percent completion. The guided missile frigate
USS Duncan (FFG 10) is alongside the Adelaide.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-84-02727 by Todd-Pacific Shipyard from the Defense Visual Information Center)
|160k||15 April 1980: A starboard bow view of Duncan as Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp. conducts sea trials.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-11595 by Todd Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
|145k||15 April 1980: A starboard bow view of Duncan as Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp. conducts sea trials.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-11599 by Todd Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
June 1982: Hobart, Tasmania - Taken at the wharves.
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
|295k||16 October 1984: at sea - An aerial port bow view of the replenishment oiler USS Wabash
(AOR 5) conducting an underway replenishment of Duncan.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-01957 by PH3 O'Sullivan from the DVIC)
|192k||16 October 1984: at sea - A starboard bow view of the replenishment oiler USS Wabash (AOR 5) (center) conducting an underway replenishment of
Duncan. The Australian frigate HMAS Darwin (F-04) is underway on the right.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-01956 by PH3 O'Sullivan, from the Defense Visual Information Center)
|133k||01 October 1986: at sea off San Diego - A starboard bow view of Duncan.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-08644 by PH1 Paul Pappas from the DVIC)
|159k||01 October 1986: at sea off San Diego - A port beam view of Duncan.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-08642 by PH1 Paul Pappas from the DVIC)
|212k||01 October 1986: at sea off San Diego - A port beam view of Duncan.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-08641 by PH1 Paul Pappas from the DVIC)
|121k||01 October 1986: at sea off San Diego - A port bow view of Duncan as she comes about.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-08643 by PH1 Paul Pappas from the DVIC)
England, United Kingdom
|175k||January 1987: at sea - exact date unknown, An aerial view of the U.S. Navy Cimarron Class Oiler USS
Willamette (AO 180) (center) as she services Duncan, during an Underway Replenishment at sea as the Knox Class Frigate USS
Gray (FF 1054) follows in trail.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-05-06680 from the DVIC)
|267k||January 1987: at sea - exact date unknown, An aerial bow view of the Willamette and Duncan as they prepare for an Underway Replenishment at sea.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-05-06674 from the DVIC)
|256k||01 July 1988: Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Four U.S. Navy guided missile frigates are moored side by side in the harbor during Exercise RimPac '88.
They include, from left: the guided missile frigates USS Duncan (FFG 10), the USS Mahlon S. Tisdale
(FFG 27), the USS Lewis B. Puller (FFG 23) and
Wadsworth (FFG 9).|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-91-12038) by PH1 Terry Cosgrove from the DVIC)
|112k||01 July 1988: at sea, off Hawaii - A starboard beam view of Duncan underway during Exercise RimPac'88.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-91-12044 from the DVIC)
|480k||27 July 1988: Vancouver, B.C. - Two views of Duncan arriving for a port visit to Vancouver.
(Both photos by Rick Garcia, from the collection of Chris Howell)
Southland Ship Stores Ltd
Port of Bluff, New Zealand
|381k||01 August 1988: Vancouver, B.C. - Duncan departing after a port visit to Vancouver, British Columbia. (Both photos by Rick Garcia, from the collection of Chris Howell)|
|253k||29 September 1989: at sea - A port view of Duncan underway during PACEX'89.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-09733 by JO1 Lancaster from the DVIC)
|179k||31 May 1996: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Port quarter view of the decommissioned guided missile frigate Duncan moored with other reserve ships at the Ships
Intermediate Maintenance Facility in the middle loch at Pearl Harbor. To the right are the Knox class frigates
Harold E. Holt (FF 1074), Whipple (FF 1062) and one unidentified unit.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-97-01130 by Don S. Montgomery, USN (ret.), from the DVIC)
|161k||22 March 2017: the Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey - The Perry class frigate ex-USS Duncan was the first ship of this class to be decommissioned from active
service. She was stricken from U.S. Navy service on 05 January 1998. In May 1999 she was sold to the Turkish Navy. She has never entered into service, therefore she doesnt have a Turkish name.
She was used as spare part source, to keep other ships working. This practice is lovingly called cannibalization, and you can see the effects of it on the hull of ex-Duncan in above photos.
TCG Inebolu, TCG Özgür and TCG Darica, three Turkish Navy tugs, towed the hull of ex-USS Duncan through Istanbul northbound, on 22 March 2017. Since there are no scrap yards along the Black Sea coast of Turkey, this journey is not going to end at a scrapyard.
The markings on the hull of the former frigate are consistent with a live firing test. A few days after the passage of ex-Duncan it was announced that she was going to be used as a target during the Deniz Yıldızı annual naval exercise. (Both photos by Cem Devrim Yaylal; from the Bosphorus Naval News)
|58k||04 October 2017: in the Black sea - ex-Duncan is sunk as a target by the Turkish submarine TCG Sakarya (S-353).||Ron Reeves|
Pamphlet Cover ('89)
Robert M. Cieri
|Change of Command|
Pamphlet Cover ('89)
Robert M. Cieri
|View the USS Duncan (FFG 10) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Duncan's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Number, Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 24 May 1980 - 28 Jun. 1982||Cmdr. Ross D. Barker (OCS '63) (Englewood, N.J.)|
|2.) 28 Jun. 1982 - 05 Jan. 1985||Cmdr. Ernest Francis Tedeschi Jr. (USNA '65) (New Britain, Ct.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|3.) 05 Jan. 1985 - 11 Apr. 1987||Cmdr. Richard Cline (Dick) Branum (USNA '67) (Norfolk, Va.)|
|4.) 11 Apr. 1987 - 24 Jun. 1989||Cmdr. James L. Harris (NROTC '68) (Long Beach, Cal.)|
|5.) 24 Jun. 1989 - 11 Jul. 1991||Cmdr. Dennis Michael Lunghofer (USNA '70) (Zanesville, Oh.)|
|6.) 11 Jul. 1991 - 11 Sep. 1992||Cmdr. Gary J. E. Smith (Whittier, Cal.)|
|7.) 11 Sep. 1992 - 17 Dec. 1994||Cmdr. Martin James Leghart Sr. (Canton, Oh.)|
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