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USS John L. Hall (FFG 32)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - J - L - H
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 w/ 2 stars - CG Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2)
Third Row: Navy Expeditionary Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Fourth Row: Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 3 stars - Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 3 stars - CG Special Operations Service Ribbon


"Semper Victores"
(Always Victorious)
Specifications:
Class: Oliver Hazard Perry (Short Hull, As Built)
Type: SCB No. 201 / 1973 - 1978
Number in Class: 25 (7, 9 - 16, 19 - 34)
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
John L. Hall (FFG 32) Building and Operational Data:
  • 23 January 1978: Building contract awarded to the Bath Iron Works Corp.
  • 05 January 1981: Keel laid by the Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Me.
  • 24 July 1981: Launched and christened, sponsored by Dr. Susan Hall Godson (niece and biographer of Adm. Hall)
  • 26 June 1982: Commissioned at Bath, Me., Cmdr. Andrew W. Fahy in command, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 8 at Mayport, Fla.
  • 15 September 1987: Entered the Avondale Shipyard at New Orleans for an 11 month upgrade to Flight IV capability
  • 02 November 1988: Returned to Mayport after upgrade yard period (lengthened, NTDS Link 11, towed array, upgraded to LAMPS III)
  • 01 April 1994: Reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 6
  • 01 September 1995: Reassigned to Commander Western Hemisphere Group at Pascagoula, Miss.
  • 17 December 1999: Reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 6
  • 26 August 2005: Departed Pascagoula to evade Hurricane Katrina
  • September 2005: Arrived at Naval Station Mayport, homeport changed to Mayport due to severe damage at Naval Station Pascagoula
  • 09 March 2012: Decommissioned at Mayport, Fla. after 29.4 years of service; Struck from the NVR
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    John L. Hall 86k Artist's conception of John L. Hall 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
    John L. Hall 77k John Lesslie Hall, Jr. was born on 11 April 1891 in Williamsburg, Va . He entered the Naval Academy in 1909 and graduated in June 1913. As a junior officer he served in USS North Dakota (BB 29) and Utah (BB 31). During WW I he trained engineering personnel on USS Illinois (BB 7) and was engineering officer of Philip (DD 76). During the years following WW I he had sea duty, mainly in destroyers, and served ashore as a Naval Academy instructor.

    From the mid-1920s until 1934, Lcdr. Hall was an Aide to the Naval District commandant at Charleston SC, Executive Officer of Camden (AS 6), CO of Childs (DD 241), spent three years with the Naval Academy's physical training and athletics programs, and was Navigator of Wyoming (BB 32). Promoted to Commander in 1934, he went to the Far East to serve in Augusta (CA 31) and then commanded the gunboat Asheville and a destroyer division. During the later 1930s Commander Hall was at the Naval War College, initially as a student, then as a member of the staff. In July 1940 he achieved the rank of Captain and was given command of Arkansas (BB 33). This was followed by staff duty with elements of the Atlantic Fleet.

    In mid-1942 John L. Hall was temporarily appointed Rear Admiral during the invasion of Morocco, and that fall was Chief of Staff to the operation's Naval commander. He then commanded the Naval forces and facilities in that region. Holding amphibious force commands from February 1943 onwards, Radm. Hall was in charge of important components of the invasions of Sicily in July of that year and of the Italian mainland in September. He was sent to England in November to help prepare for the invasion of France and the Normandy landings where he commanded the assault on "Omaha" Beach. Transferred to the Pacific Fleet's Amphibious Forces in October, he participated in the invasion of Okinawa in the spring of 1945.

    In October 1945 he became Commander Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet, receiving the rank of Vice Admiral a few months later. Following service as Commandant, Fourteenth Naval District, and Commander Hawaiian Sea Frontier, in 1948 he became Commandant of the Armed Forces Staff College. Vadm. Hall's final assignment was as Commander Western Sea Frontier and Commander Pacific Reserve Fleet from August 1951 until his retirement in May 1953. Upon leaving active duty, he was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the basis of his combat awards. John L. Hall, Jr., died at Scottsdale, Ariz. on 6 March 1978.

    USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) is the first ship to be named in his honor.    (U.S. Navy Photo #80-G59419 from the U.S. Naval Historical Center)
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    John L. Hall 134k 29 June 1981: Bath, Me. - An elevated bow view of two Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigates at Bath Iron Works Corp. Shipyard. The USS John L. Hall (FFG 32), 60 percent complete, is on the left. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-04696 by Bath Iron Works, from the Defense Visual Information Center)
    John L. Hall 133k 24 July 1981: Bath, Me. - A guest speaker addresses the audience attending the launching ceremony for John L. Hall. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04351 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 158k 24 July 1981: Bath, Me. - Guests of honor stand for a group picture prior to the launch ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04353 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 141k 24 July 1981: Bath, Me. - Ann Tyler Godson, maid of honor, left; Dr. Susan Hall Godson, sponsor, center; and Ellen Godson Wood, maid of honor, stand on the speakers platform prior to the launching ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04353 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 142k 24 July 1981: Bath, Me. - Dr. Susan Hall Godson (niece and biographer of Adm. John L. Hall), the ship's sponsor, stands in front of John L. Hall prior to its launch ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04354 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 96k 24 July 1981: Bath, Me. - Dr. Susan Hall Godson breaks a bottle of champagne across the bow of John L. Hall at the conclusion of the launching ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04357 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 141k 24 July 1981: Bath, Me. - Bow view of John L. Hall sliding down the ways at the conclusion of the launch ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04356 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 108k 24 July 1981: Bath, Me. - Starboard side view of John L. Hall immediately after entering the water at the conclusion of the launch ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04355 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 176k 23 March 1982: Bath, Me. - Aerial port bow view of John L. Hall underway off the coast of Maine during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04359 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 180k 23 March 1982: Bath, Me. - Aerial port bow view of John L. Hall underway off the coast of Maine during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04362 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 165k 23 March 1982: Bath, Me. - Aerial port beam view of John L. Hall underway off the coast of Maine during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04360 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 122k 23 March 1982: Bath, Me. - Aerial bow view of John L. Hall underway off the coast of Maine during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04366 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 142k 23 March 1982: Bath, Me. - Aerial starboard bow view of John L. Hall underway off the coast of Maine during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04367 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 189k 23 March 1982: Bath, Me. - Aerial port quarter view of John L. Hall underway off the coast of Maine during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04363 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 208k 23 March 1982: Bath, Me. - Aerial starboard quarter view of John L. Hall underway off the coast of Maine during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04364 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 198k 23 March 1982: Bath, Me. - Aerial port beam view of John L. Hall underway off the coast of Maine during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04375 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 250k 23 March 1982: Bath, Me. - Aerial starboard quarter view of John L. Hall underway off the coast of Maine during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04379 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 126k 7 June 1982: Bath, Me. - An elevated stern view of John L. Hall at 100 percent completion. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-04733 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 90k 7 June 1982: Bath, Me. - An elevated port bow view of John L. Hall at 100 percent completion. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-04735 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 89k 26 June 1982: Bath, Me. - Dr. Susan Hall Godson, sponsor, is escorted to the speakers platform prior to the start of the commissioning ceremony for John L. Hall. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04386 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 256k 26 June 1982: Bath, Me. - Crewmen file aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) during the ship's commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04384 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 247k 26 June 1982: Bath, Me. - Cdr Andrew W. Fahy, prospective commanding officer, salutes as he prepares to board John L. Hall at the conclusion of the commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04385 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 84k 4 July 1982: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - Fireworks explode above John L. Hall while moored pierside at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) during an Independence Day celebration. (U.S. Navy photo #040704-N-9362D-001 by PHAN Randall Damm, from the Navy NewsStand)
    John L. Hall 47k date / location unknown Ignacio F. Lopez
    Spanish Navy (ret.)
    John L. Hall 95k date / location unknown Wendell R. McLaughlin, Jr.
    John L. Hall 95k date / location unknown Robert Hurst
    John L. Hall 111k 5 May 1983: At sea - An aerial port quarter view of John L. Hall, underway during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-07293 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC) Navsource
    John L. Hall 131k 5 May 1983: At sea - A starboard bow view of John L. Hall, underway during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-07295 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 206k 5 May 1983: At sea - An aerial port bow view of John L. Hall, underway during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-07303 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 87k 1 August 1984: Panama Canal - A port bow view of John L. Hall approaching the Pedro Miguel Locks. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-04781, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 105k 1 August 1984: Panama Canal - A port bow view of John L. Hall departing the Pedro Miguel Locks. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-04782, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 133k 15 February 1985: Norfolk VA - A starboard bow view of John L. Hall decorated with Christmas lights. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-04803 by PHAN David Casper, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 123k 1 February 1986: At sea - John L. Hall comes alongside the battleship USS Iowa (BB 61) for an underway replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-04893 by PH1 Jeff Hilton, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 69k 23 February 1986: Panama Canal - A port bow view of John L. Hall approaching the Pedro Miguel Locks. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-04836 by PH1 Jeff Hilton, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 104k 8 August 1990: Suez Canal - John L. Hall transits the Suez Canal en route to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-91-00654 by PH3 Marquart, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 312k 4 January 1992: Mayport, Fla. - John L. Hall, center, lies tied up beside the guided missile frigate USS Gallery (FFG 26) at the naval station. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-92-04780 by OS2 John Bouvia, from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 123k 20 May 1995: Pensacola, Fla. - John L. Hall tied up at the Naval Air Station. (Photo by Doug Bremenkamp, Gulfport, Miss.) Robert M. Cieri
    John L. Hall 100k 26 August 1995: New Orleans, La. - A starboard bow view (35 degrees off centerline) of John L. Hall tied up at a municipal pier for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-96-00210 by John Bouvia, USN [ret.] from the DVIC) Navsource
    John L. Hall 104k 26 August 1995: New Orleans, La. - A starboard bow view of Hall tied up at a municipal pier for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-96-00213 by John Bouvia, USN [ret.] from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 121k 26 August 1995: New Orleans, La. - A starboard quarter view of John L. Hall tied up at a municipal pier for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-96-00211 by John Bouvia, USN [ret.] from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 118k 26 August 1995: New Orleans, La. - A stern view of Hall tied up at a municipal pier for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-96-00212 by John Bouvia, USN [ret.] from the DVIC)
    John L. Hall 105k February 1996: Pascagoula, Miss. - The nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS Mississippi (CGN 40) berthed to the pier and John L. Hall outboard of her. (Photo taken by Doug Bremenkamp of Gulfport, Miss.) Robert M. Cieri
    John L. Hall 74k 18 September 1996: John L. Hall transits the "English Narrows" of the Chilean Inland waterway around the southern tip of South America to reach the Pacific ocean during UNITAS 37-96. UNITAS is an annual operation in which a U.S. Navy task group conduct combined exercises with participating navies. The task group for UNITAS 37-96 include John L. Hall, USS La Moure County (LST 1194) and the attack submarine USS Narwhal (SSN 671). (U.S. Navy photo #960918-N-1030S-003 by PH1 James Slaughenhaupt from the Navy News Stand) Bill Gonyo
    John L. Hall 268k 18 September 1996: I was in Key West Florida coming back from a boat trip, John L. Hall was there for at least the day. Cody Shaffer
    John L. Hall 57k 22 August 1998: Key West, Fla. - John L. Hall departs for sea in preparation for Panamax 2004. Naval forces from eight countries are participating in Panamax 2004, a naval exercise designed to build up a coalition response to security threats against the Panama Canal. PANAMAX is conducted under the direction of Commander Naval Forces Southern Command and involves the identification, monitoring and interdiction of vessels posing a simulated terrorist threat to the Canal. The multinational force includes surface and air assets from Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Panama, Peru and the United States operating in the north and south approaches to the Canal. Panamaxís realistic scenario develops not only interoperability among naval forces but also joint and inter-agency interoperability as the naval forces work together with other services and agencies of Panama to ensure the safety of the Canal and to protect freedom of navigation. (U.S. Navy photo #040810-N-7631T-004 by PH2 Kevin R. Tidwell from the Navy News Stand) Navsource
    John L. Hall 310k 23 September 2004: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - John L. Hall moored pier-side at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. Hall, assigned to Western Hemisphere Group, mainly operates in the Caribbean Sea and near South America, conducting counter-drug operations and bi-lateral/multi-lateral training exercises with South American navies. (U.S. Navy photo #040923-N-9362D-010 by PHAN Randall Damm from the Navy News Stand) Bill Gonyo
    John L. Hall 72k 29 September 2004: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors aboard John L. Hall together with Coast Guardsmen from its embarked Law Enforcement detachment (LEDET) off load more than 3,000 pounds of cocaine to waiting U.S. authorities. The cocaine was seized during a drug interdiction conducted by the ship in early September while operating in the Pacific. During this operation John L. Hall chased a high-speed boat and the embarked LEDET seized their contraband and detained four suspects. More than 70,000 pounds of narcotics have been seized in combined Coast Guard and Navy operations during the month of September 2004. (U.S. Navy photo #040929-N-2718P-002 by QM1 Jonathan Page from the Navy News Stand) Navsource
    John L. Hall 304k 6 November 2004: Montevideo, Uruguay - John L. Hall departs from Montevideo, Uruguay, to join the allied fleet participating in UNITAS 2004. UNITAS is designed to develop interoperability among the participating navies while increasing readiness and providing the training in a high-tech environment. (US Air Force photo #041106-F-0697K-035 by Master Sgt. Bill Kimble from the Navy News Stand)
    John L. Hall 374k 17 December 2004: Key West, Fla. - USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) sits moored at the Outer Mole Pier in Key West, Fla., opposite the Carnival cruise ship "Imagination." John L. Hall became the first Navy ship to moor at the Navy pier following a $13 million pier renovation project. Under a special agreement with the city of Key West, the Navy Mole Pier can be used to moor cruise ships on a not to interfere basis. John L. Hall made a port visit to Key West following a six month counter narcotics deployment. (U.S. Navy photo #041217-N-4779D-042 by JO1 Trice Denny from the Navy News Stand)
    John L. Hall 96k 20 December 2004: Pascagoula, Miss. - Sailors man the rail as John L. Hall returns to her homeport of Naval Station Pascagoula, Miss., following a counter drug deployment to the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean. Hall was responsible for the confiscation of more than 1.7 metric tons of cocaine, worth an estimated street value of $124 million. The ship also participated in the annual UNITAS exercise with the Navies of Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and Spain. (U.S. Navy photo #041220-N-6344D-003 by JO1 Kim DeJong from the Navy News Stand) Bill Gonyo
    John L. Hall 73k 16 March 2006: Atlantic Ocean - John L. Hall transits the Atlantic Ocean prior to conducting a connected replenishment (CONREP) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). (U.S. Navy photo #060316-N-0119G-110 by PH3 Rob Gaston from the Navy News Stand) Navsource
    John L. Hall 72k 18 August 2006: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors aboard John L. Hall off-load 15,000 pounds of illegal drugs that were seized in two separate interagency busts, which included two Jacksonville-based units. (U.S. Navy photo #060818-N-8544C-004 by MC2 Susan Cornell from the Navy News Stand)
    John L. Hall 101k 4 October 2006: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors man the rails aboard John L. Hall as she pulls into her homeport after completing a six-month deployment. During the deployment, Hall conducted two interdictions resulting in the seizure of over six metric tons of contraband. Hall also completed the first Airborne Use of Force from a Navy helicopter while interdicting a stateless go fast vessel resulting in the seizure of about 1.5 metric tons of contraband. Hall also completed the first-ever joint boarding at sea with the Ecuadorian Navy and enhanced regional cooperation in support of maritime security. (U.S. Navy photo #061004-N-8544C-006 by MC2 Susan Cornell from the Navy News Stand)
    John L. Hall 67k 4 October 2006: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors man the rails aboard John L. Hall as she pulls into their homeport in Mayport, Fla.a., after completing a six-month deployment. During the deployment Hall conducted two at-sea interdictions resulting in the seizure of over six metric tons of contraband. Hall also completed the first Airborne Use of Force from a Navy helicopter while interdicting a stateless go fast vessel resulting in the seizure of about 1.5 metric tons of contraband. (U.S. Navy photo #061004-N-8544C-025 by MC2 Susan Cornell from the Navy News Stand)
    John L. Hall 64k 4 October 2006: Mayport, Fla. - Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jesse Partida embraces his son at the homecoming ceremony for John L. Hall. (U.S. Navy photo #061004-N-8544C-064 by MC2 Susan Cornell from the Navy News Stand)
    John L. Hall 229k 16 March 2008: Grand Harbor, Valletta, Malta - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) is moored in Grand Harbor during a port visit to Malta. (U.S. Navy photo #080316-N-5180F-004 by Lt.(jg) Anthony Falvo from the Navy Newstand) Robert M. Cieri
    John L. Hall 367k 17 April 2008: the Mediterranean Sea - The guided-missile frigate USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) sails the Mediterranean Sea to participate in a visit, board, search and seizure exercise as a launching platform for rigid hull inflatable boats for multinational forces during exercise Phoenix Express 2008. PE-08 is the third annual exercise in a long-term effort to improve regional cooperation and maritime security. The principal aim is to increase interoperability by developing individual and collective maritime proficiencies of participating nations, as well as promoting friendship, mutual understanding and cooperation. Exercises like PE-08 enable participants to advance information sharing which is crucial to maintaining a region free from trans-national threats, as well as enhance capability to conduct multinational peacekeeping missions. (U.S. Navy photo #80417-N-9855D-009 by MC1 James C. Davis from the Navy Newstand)
    John L. Hall 180k 30 May 2008: Rota, Spain - A Lieutenant looks over the side of the guided-missile frigate USS John L. Hall (FFG32) as it arrives at Naval Station Rota. Hall is in Rota for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo #080530-N-3289C-054 by MC1 Paul Cage from the Navy Newstand)
    John L. Hall 308k 8 April 8 2010: Odessa, Ukraine - The guided-missile frigate USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) arrives in Odessa for a scheduled port visit. John L. Hall, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo #100408-N-0000X-001, from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    John L. Hall 299k 10 April 8 2010: Odessa, Ukraine - Cmdr. Mike Ruhsenburger, left, U.S. Naval Attache to Ukraine, Ship's Serviceman 1st Class Willie Middlebrooks, Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Michael Horne, and Cmdr. Hermann Pfaeffle, commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate USS John L. Hall (FFG 32), lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Sailor during Liberation Day celebrations in Odessa. John L. Hall is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo #100410-N-0000X-001, from the Navy Newstand)
    John L. Hall 243k 9 March 2012: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) disembark the ship for the last time during the ship's decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. Hall, named in honor of Adm. John L. Hall Jr., has been in service with the U.S. Navy since June 1982. (U.S. Navy photo #120309-N-YR391-130 by MC2 Gary Granger Jr. from the Navy Newstand)

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    USS John L. Hall FFG 32 History
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    This class of ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

    John L. Hall's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  26 Jun. 1982 - 14 Nov. 1984Cmdr. Andrew Wilson Fahy
    2.)  14 Nov. 1984 - 16 Jan. 1987Cmdr. Bob Riley Patton, Jr.
    3.)  16 Jan. 1987 - 01 Jun. 1989Cmdr. Terry Allen Moore
    4.)  01 Jun. 1989 - 17 May 1991Cmdr. Bruce Patrick McClure
    5.)  17 May 1991 - 15 Apr. 1993Cmdr. Donald G. Geiger
    6.)  15 Apr. 1993 - 16 Mar. 1995Cmdr. David J. Fontaine
    7.)  16 Mar. 1995 - 27 Nov. 1996Cmdr. Joseph Zacharzuk, Jr.
    8.)  27 Nov. 1996 - 15 Jul. 1998Cmdr. Douglas Graeme MacCrea
    9.)  15 Jul. 1998 - __ Apr. 2000Cmdr. John Christopher Piper
    10.) __ Apr. 2000 - 08 Sep. 2003Cmdr. Terry L. Wilson
    11.) 08 Sep. 2003 - 08 Sep. 2004Cmdr. Thomas Aquinas Flisk, Jr.
    12.) 08 Sep. 2004 - 30 Jun. 2005Cmdr. Eric Coy Young
    13.) 30 Jun. 2005 - 12 Jan. 2007Cmdr. David A. Geisler
    14.) 12 Jan. 2007 - 22 Aug. 2008Cmdr. Augustus Pervis Bennett
    15.) 22 Aug. 2008 - 22 Mar. 2010Cmdr. Derek M.Lavan
    16.) 22 Mar. 2010 - 22 Jun. 2010Cmdr. Hermann O. Pfaeffle *
    17.) 22 Jun. 2010 - 26 Jun. 2010Lcdr. Michael J. Brand
    18.) 26 Jun. 2010 - 19 Jul. 2010Cmdr. Kevin J. Parker
    19.) 19 Jul. 2010 - 15 Feb. 2011Cmdr. Steven J. Petroff
    20.) 15 Feb. 2011 - 09 Mar. 2012Cmdr. Richard Michael (Mike) Meyer
    * Relieved for Cause (struck pier at Batumi, Georgia 16 Apr 2010)
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