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Ship's patch
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USS Duncan (FFG 10)


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


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Navy E Ribbon /5 - National Defense Service Medal


"Vigilant and Swift"
Specifications:
Class: Oliver Hazard Perry (Short Hull, As Built)
Type: SCB No. 201 / 1973 - 1978
Number in Class: 25 (7, 9 - 34) / 26
Displacement: 3109 tons (std), 3993 tons (full)
Length: 408' (wl), 445' (oa)
Beam: 45.4' (extreme)
Draft: 24' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 GE LM 2500 gas turbine engines; 41,000 shp; 1 shaft, cp propeller, 325 hp retractable propeller pods
Speed: 29 kts
Range: 4,500 nm @ 20 knots, 5400 nm @ 16 knots
Complement: 13 / 206 (includes 19 man air detachment)
Missiles: 1-Mk 13 Mod 4 launcher, 4-SSM McDonnell-Douglas Harpoon missiles, 36-GDC-Pomona Standard SM-1MR missiles
Guns: 1 OTO Melara Mk 75 3"/62 cal., 1 Vulcan Phalanx CIS, 4-.50 cal. MGs
ASW Weapons: 6-324mm Mk 32 (2 triple) tubes / Mk 46 torpedoes
Radars: AN/SPS-55 (surface), AN/SPS-49(V)214 (air)
Sonars: AN/SQS-56, AN/SQR-19 TACTAS (Towed Array)
Elec. Warfare: SLQ-25 Nixie System, SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Countermeasures System
Fire Control Systems: 1 Mk13 Weapon-Direction System, 1 Mk92 weapons FCS, 1 modified SPG-60 STIR radar (Separate Target Illumination Radar)
Helicopter: 1 - SH-2 LAMPS Helicopter
Duncan (FFG 10) Building and Operational Data:
  • 27 February 1976: Building contract awarded to the Todd-Pacific Shipbuilding Co.
  • 29 April 1977: Keel laid by the Todd Pacific Shipyard, Seattle, Wash.
  • 01 March 1978: Launched and christened
  • 15 May 1980: Commissioned
  • 21 January 1984: Assigned to Naval Reserve Force, Long Beach, Cal.,
  • 17 December 1994: Decommissioned after 14.6 years of service
  • 05 January 1998: Struck from the NVR
  • 04 May 1999: Sold to Turkey for cannibalization of spare parts
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    Duncan 86k Artist's conception of Duncan by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett, with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company, Navy Yard Associates, offers prints of most destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL the guided missile frigates ARE available. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource. Navy Yard Associates
    Duncan 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
    Duncan 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) Navsource
    Duncan 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) Bill Gonyo
    Duncan 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)
    Duncan 72 June 1982: Hobart, Tasmania - Taken at the wharves. Nick Jansen
    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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    Duncan 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) Navsource
    Duncan 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)
    Duncan 133k 1 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)
    Duncan 159k 1 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)
    Duncan 212k 1 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)
    Duncan 121k 1 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) Robert Hurst
    Duncan 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) Navsource
    Duncan 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)
    Wadsworth 256k 1 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)
    Duncan 112k 1 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)
    Duncan 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) Chris Howell
    Southland Ship Stores Ltd
    Port of Bluff, New Zealand
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    Duncan 381k 1 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)
    Duncan 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) Navsource
    Duncan 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)

    Duncan Memorabilia
    Ship's Plaque

    Duncan

    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski
    Welcome Aboard
    Pamphlet (Circa 1989)
    Duncan

    Courtesy of
    Robert M. Cieri

    Change of Command
    Pamphlet (1989)
    Duncan

    Courtesy of
    Robert M. Cieri

    EOOW patch

    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski

    USS Duncan FFG 10 History
    Note: History is unavailable at this time
    This class of ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

    Duncan's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Number, Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  24 May 1980 - 28 Jun. 1982Cmdr. Ross D. Barker
    2.)  28 Jun. 1982 - 05 Jan. 1985Cmdr. Ernest Francis Tedeschi Jr.(later Radm.)
    3.)  05 Jan. 1985 - 11 Apr. 1987Cmdr. Richard Cline (Dick) Branum
    4.)  11 Apr. 1987 - 24 Jun. 1989Cmdr. James L. Harris
    5.)  24 Jun. 1989 - 11 Jul. 1991Cmdr. Dennis Michael Lunghofer
    6.)  11 Jul. 1991 - 11 Sep. 1992 Cmdr. Gary J. E. Smith
    7.)  11 Sep. 1992 - 17 Dec. 1994Cmdr. Martin James Leghart Sr.

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    Additional Resources

    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Duncan
    USS Duncan Page on Military.Com

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