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USS Jarrett (FFG 33)


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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons




Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon w/ 1 star - Navy Unit Commendation w/ 1 star - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation w/ 3 stars
Second Row: Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3) - National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ 2 stars
Third Row: Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 2 stars - GWOT Expeditionary Service Medal - Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 8 stars
Fourth Row: CG Special Operations Service Ribbon - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi) - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwaiti)


"Valens et Egregius"
(Able and Excellent)
Specifications:
Class: Oliver Hazard Perry (Long Hull, LAMPS III modified, As Built)
Type: SCB No. 261 / 1979 - 1984
Number in Class: 26 (8, 36-61)
Displacement: 3174 tons (std), 4082 tons (full)
Length: 408' (wl), 453' (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-Mk 75 3"/62 cal. OTO Melara gun, 1-Vulcan Phalanx CIS, 4-.50 cal. MG's
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: 2-SH-60 LAMPS III Helicopters, RAST (Recovery, Assistance, Securing and Traversing System) helicopter hauldown system
Jarrett (FFG 33) Building and Operational Data:
  • 23 January 1978: Building contract awarded to Todd Shipyard Corp.
  • 11 February 1981: Keel laid by the Todd Shipyard Corp., Los Angeles Division, at San Pedro, Cal.
  • 17 October 1981: Launched and christened
  • 02 July 1983: Commissioned at Long Beach, Cal., Cmdr. Harry E. Selfridge in command, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 9 at Long Beach
  • 06 July 1994: Homeport shifted to San Diego upon the closure of Naval Station Long Beach, reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 33
  • .. .. 1995: Reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 21
  • 18 December 1998: Became the first U.S. Navy warship commanded by a woman when Cmdr. Kathleen A. McGrath assumed command
  • 1999: Jarrett was the winner of the Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for Best Small Mess Afloat, Pacific
  • 18 May 2002: Crossed the Equator at 180 deg. latitude while enroute from Australia to Hawaii, crewmembers became "Golden Shellbacks"
  • 08 October 2004: Made a five day port visit to San Francisco for Fleet Week's Parade of Ships (one of eight Pacific Fleet units participating)
  • 21 April 2011: Decommissioning ceremony held at San Diego, Cal.
  • 26 May 2011: Officially decommissioned after 27.9 years of service; struck from the NVR
  • 03 July 2011: Arrived at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Wash.; to be retained as a Category "B" Mobilization Asset
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    Jarrett 75k Artist's conception of Jarrett 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 long hulled 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
    Jarrett 8k Vice Admiral Harry B. Jarrett, USN (1898-1974) had an outstanding career during World War II. He received the Navy Cross for heroism in the Battle of the Coral Sea and served with great valor as a destroyer screen commander for the fast carrier task force operations in the Pacific as well as a bombardment group commander in the Marshall and Marianas campaigns. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for command of his destroyer fire support unit in the Marianas campaign, the Silver Star Medal for gallantry in commanding the destroyer screen for carrier striking the Palaus, the Philippines and the Marianas; and the Bronze Star Medal for heroic actions as Commander Scouting Line for the fast carrier force bound for the raids early in 1945 on Okinawa, Tokyo and Formosa.

    Upon the close of World War II, Vice Admiral Jarrett commanded the light cruiser USS Astoria (CL 90); was a member of the staff of the Training Command, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; served as the Plans and Policy Officer (Naval Reserve) under the Chief of Naval Operations, and was Senior Military Attaché, Taiwan, before successively commanding Destroyer Flotilla 4 and Cruiser Flotilla 4. In February 1953, he became the Deputy Inspector General, Navy Department, serving until his retirement in November 1954.

    USS Jarrett (FFG 33) (1983-2011) was the first ship to be named in his honor.

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    Jarrett 301k USS Jarrett Official file photo (date and location unknown) Bill Gonyo
    Jarrett 124k 10 April 1983: at sea - Aerial bow view of Jarrett underway during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-11986 by Todd Pacific Shipyard from the Defense Visual Information Center) Navsource
    Jarrett 233k 10 April 1983: at sea - Aerial port bow view of Jarrett underway during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-11988 by Todd Pacific Shipyard from the DVIC) Fred Weiss
    Jarrett 132k 10 April 1983: at sea - Aerial port quarter view of Jarrett underway during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-11989 by Todd Pacific Shipyard from the DVIC) Navsource
    Jarrett 114k 10 April 1983: at sea - Aerial port bow view of Jarrett underway during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-11990 by Todd Pacific Shipyard from the DVIC)
    Jarrett 167k 10 April 1983: at sea - Aerial stern view of Jarrett underway during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-11987 by Todd Pacific Shipyard from the DVIC)
    Jarrett 82k 2 July 1983 - Long Beach, Cal.: A starboard bow view of the guided missile frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33) draped with bunting, as preparations get underway for the commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-84-01164 by PH1 John Kristoffersen from the DVIC) Fred Weiss
    Jarrett 95k 2 July 1983 - Long Beach, Cal.: Crewmen line the rail of Jarrett during the commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-84-01161 by PH1 John Kristoffersen from the DVIC) Navsource
    Jarrett 101k 2 July 1983 - Long Beach, Cal.: Commander Harry E. Selfridge, prospective commanding officer of Jarrett addresses the spectators attending the commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-84-01137 by PH1 John Kristoffersen from the DVIC)
    Jarrett 75k 2 July 1983 - Long Beach, Cal.: Commander Harry E. Selfridge, prospective commanding officer of Jarrett, speaks during the ship's commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-84-01150 by PH1 John Kristoffersen from the DVIC)
    Jarrett 86k 11 August 1987: at sea - A starboard bow view of Jarrett, left, and the reflagged Kuwaiti supertanker Sea Isle City underway. Jarrett is one of several U.S. Navy ships assigned to escort supertankers through the Persian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-87-11124 by PHC Grushkin from the DVIC)
    Jarrett 94k 21 August 1987: at sea - A starboard bow view of Jarrett underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-87-12517 by PH2 Hensley from the DVIC)
    Jarrett 130k 20 November 1992: at sea - A stern view of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) taking part in underway replenishment operations with Jarrett. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-93-01239 by PH3 Byers from the DVIC)
    Jarrett 159k 1 April 1995: Manila, R.P. - Sailors man the rail of the guided missile frigate Vandegrift (FFG 48) as the ship prepares to dock for a port visit. The USS Jarrett (FFG 33) is accompanying Vandegrift and is already tied up in the background. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-96-00161 by Lt(jg) Harold A. Payne, from the DVIC)
    Jarrett 139k 1 April 1995: Manila, R.P. - The guided missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) and USS Jarrett (FFG 33) are tied up at pier side during a good will port visit. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-96-00162 by Lt(jg) Harold A. Payne, from the DVIC)
    Jarrett 210k 30 September 1997: Eastern Pacific - Jarrett and USS Rentz (FFG 46) underway during fleet operations. (U.S. Navy photo #970930-N-0000U-015 from the Navy News Stand) Bill Gonyo
    Jarrett 188k 21 October 1997: Jarrett launching a Standard Missile (SM-1), during a training exercise off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo #971021-N-4015M-005, from the Navy Newstand)
    Jarrett 236k 20 August 1998: From aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln - the Jarrett patrols the Persian Gulf. Jarrett was in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch. (U.S. Navy photo #980820-N-3535Q-001 by PH2 Daniel J. Quinajon, from the Navy News Stand)
    Jarrett 103k 2001: unrepping (from the DesRon 21 website) Fred Willshaw
    Jarrett 231k 29 September 2003: Indian Ocean - Fuel lines are passed from USS Peleliu (LHA 5) over to Jarrett during an underway replenishment in the Indian Ocean. Jarrett was the first ship ever to receive fuel from Peleliu since it was fitted with refueling capabilities prior to its western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo #030929-N-0715P-033 by PH2 Joshua L. Pritekel, from the Navy News Stand) Bill Gonyo
    Jarrett 121k 11 October 2005: San Diego, Cal. - Jarrett returns to Naval Station San Diego after spending six months performing counter narcotic terrorism operations in the Southern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo #051011-N-7281D-075 by PH LaQuisha S. Davis, from the Navy News Stand) Navsource
    Jarrett 104k 11 October 2005: San Diego, Cal. - as above. (U.S. Navy photo #051011-N-7281D-070 by PH LaQuisha S. Davis from the Navy News Stand)
    Jarrett 435k October 2006: San Diego, Cal. - A shot of Jarrett taken during San Diego's Fleet Week. Richard Miller
    BMCS, USNR (ret.)
    Jarrett 233k Summer 2007: A beautiful shot of Jarrett being replenished at sea by helicopter at dusk. Ens. William Boyd
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    Jarrett 320k Summer 2007: Jarrett and Ford moored together at an unidentified port.
    Jarrett 107k 14 June 2007: Gulf Of Thailand - USS Ford (FFG 54) and USS Jarrett (FFG 33) transit together during a practice underway vertical replenishment with USS Harper's Ferry (LSD 49). Jarrett, Ford, and Harper‘s Ferry are currently participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2007. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and six Southeast Asia nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. Harper‘s Ferry is the flagship for CARAT 2007 with Commander Destroyer Squadron 1 embarked onboard. (U.S. Navy photo #070614-N-0120A-052 by MC3 Mark R. Alvarez from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Jarrett 132k 18 June 2007: Sattihip, Thailand - A crew member of the Royal Thai Navy Ship HTMS Similan (187) renders a bugle salute to the guided-missile frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33) as it arrives in port for the Thailand phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training. CARAT is a regularly scheduled series of bilateral military training exercises with several Southeast Asia nations designed to enhance interoperability of the respective sea services. (U.S. Navy photo #070618-N-7783B-004 by MC1 Thomas J. Brennan from the Navy Newstand)
    Jarrett 152k 2 July 2007: Kemaman, Malaysia - USS Jarrett (FFG 33) is guided into the port of Kemaman, alongside USS Ford (FFG 54) as both ships arrives for the Malaysian phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2007. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and six Southeast Asia nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo #070702-N-7783B-002 by MC1 Thomas J. Brennan from the Navy Newstand)
    Jarrett 109k 3 August 2007: Muara, Brunei - Sailors man the rails as USS Jarrett (FFG 33) arrives in Muara, Brunei, as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2007. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and six Southeast Asia nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo #070803-N-7706C-002 by MC1 Scott Comstock from the Navy Newstand)
    Jarrett 191k 3 August 2007: Muara, Brunei - Royal Brunei Navy personnel stand at parade rest as the guided-missile frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33) pulls into Muara, Brunei, 3 Aug. 2007. The port call was made in participation of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2007. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and six Southeast Asia nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #070803-N-7706C-003 by MC1 Scott Comstock, from the DVIC)
    Jarrett 93k 3 August 2007: Muara, Brunei - The Royal Brunei Armed Forces Band welcomes the frigate Jarrett, as the ship arrives in port. The ship came as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2007. (U.S. Navy photo #070803-N-7706C-001 by MC1 Scott Comstock, from the Navy Newstand)
    Jarrett 163k 11 September 2007: San Diego, Cal. - Fire Controlman 2nd Class Jeremy Bondy, assigned to guided-missile frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33), holds his 3-month-old daughter for the first time, upon returning from a four-month deployment in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise 2007. CARAT is an annual series of maritime training exercises between the United States and six Southeast Asia nations, designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo #070911-N-9909C- by Cdr. Jane Campbell from the Navy Newstand) Robert M. Cieri
    Jarrett 154k 2 June 2008: Puerto Princesa, the Philippines - U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships, from left, the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46), the guided-missile frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33), the guided-missile frigate USS Ford (FFG 54), and the U.S.C.G. cutter Morgenthau (WHEC-722) are moored at the commercial pier in Puerto Princesa at the conclusion of the Philippine portion of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2008 exercise. (U.S. Navy photo #080602-N-4431B-426 and #080602-N-4431B-421 by Cdr.Daryl Borgquist from the Navy Newstand)
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    Jarrett 120k 13 June 2008: Gulf of Thailand - Sailors tie down a helicopter during rough seas aboard the frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33). Jarrett is one of several U.S. and Thai ships taking part in the second phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2008, an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and Southeast Asia nations. (U.S. Navy photo #080613-N-3581D-024 by MC1 Maurice Dayao from the Navy Newstand)
    Jarrett 199k 15 June 2008: Gulf of Thailand - The guided-missile frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33) and other US Navy and Thai ships are in formation while participating in tactical maneuvering exercises during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2008. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and six Southeast Asian nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo #080615-N-8138M-548 by MC1 Daniel Meaney from the Navy Newstand)
    Jarrett 308k 17 December 2009: San Diego, Cal. - Ships at Naval Base San Diego display lights for a holiday festivity. A panel of judges visited each ship to determine the best display. The winner in the large division was the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), in the medium division the guided-missle destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) and in the small division the guided-missile frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33). (U.S. Navy photo #091217-N-0569T-042 by MC2 Daniel J. Taylor from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Jarrett 308k 21 April 2011: San Diego, Cal. - A U.S. Navy color guard parades the colors during the decommissioning ceremony of the guided-missile frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33) at Naval Station San Diego. Jarrett completed numerous deployments conducting theater security cooperation, escort duties and counter-illicit trafficking operations. (U.S. Navy photo #110421-N-BT887-058 by MCSN Benjamin Crossley from the Navy Newstand)
    Jarrett 147k 21 April 2011: San Diego, Cal. - Operations Specialist Seaman Michael Graves stands at parade rest during the decommissioning ceremony of the guided-missile frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33) at Naval Station San Diego. Jarrett completed numerous deployments conducting theater security cooperation, escort duties and counter-illicit trafficking operations. (U.S. Navy photo #110421-N-BT887-090 by MCSN Benjamin Crossley from the Navy Newstand)
    Jarrett 155k 28 April 2011: San Diego, Cal. - The guided missile frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33) moors at Naval Base San Diego. Jarrett was decommissioned April 21, 2011, after 15 deployments. (U.S. Navy photo #110427-N-ZC343-693 and 110428-N-ZC343-696 by MCC Joe Kane from the Navy Newstand)
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    Jarrett 259k 29 April 2011: San Diego, Cal. - Shipyard employees erect scaffolding on the bow of the decommissioned guided missile frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33) at Naval Base San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo #110429-N-ZC343-712 by MCC Joe Kane from the Navy Newstand)

    Jarrett Memorabilia
    Ship's Belt
    Buckle
    Jarrett
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski
    Welcome Aboard
    Pamphlet
    Jarrett
    Courtesy of
    Lt.(jg) Sarah Bergman
    Decommissioning Ceremony
    Invitation
    Jarrett
    Courtesy of
    Ron Reeves
    Decommissioning
    Booklet
    Jarrett
    Courtesy of
    Lt.(jg) Sarah Bergman

    USS Jarrett (FFG 33) History
    Note: History is unavailable at this time
    This class of ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

    Jarrett's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  02 Jul. 1983 - 03 Sep. 1985Capt. Harry Edward Selfridge
    2.)  03 Sep. 1985 - 15 Oct. 1987Capt. Leslie S. Blankinship
    3.)  15 Oct. 1987 - 01 Sep. 1989Cmdr. Carl Eugene Weiskopf
    4.)  01 Sep. 1989 - 28 Nov. 1989Cmdr. Bruce Bennett Giannotti
    5.)  28 Nov. 1989 - 09 Mar. 1990Cmdr. Steven John Busch
    6.)  09 Mar. 1990 - 09 Jul. 1990Cmdr. Bruce Bennett Giannotti
    7.)  09 Jul. 1990 - 15 May 1992Cmdr. William Lester Snyder
    8.)  15 May 1992 - 18 Feb. 1994Cmdr. Raymond James Valencia
    9.)  18 Feb. 1994 - 07 Dec. 1995Cmdr. Thaddeus Joseph Moyseowicz
    10.) 07 Dec. 1995 - 30 May 1997Cmdr. Theodore James Hoffman
    11.) 30 May 1997 - 18 Dec. 1998Cmdr. Stuart Oakes Kendrick
    12.) 18 Dec. 1998 - 04 Sep. 2000Cmdr. Kathleen Anne (Kathy) McGrath *
    13.) 04 Sep. 2000 - 08 May 2002Cmdr. Clayton Brad Kyker
    14.) 08 May 2002 - 24 Mar. 2004Cmdr. Robert Scott Hospodar
    15.) 24 Mar. 2004 - 08 Dec. 2005Cmdr. Gary Joseph Haben (Skokie, Ill.)
    16.) 08 Dec. 2005 - 12 Oct. 2007Cmdr. Eric Ray Kyle
    17.) 12 Oct. 2007 - 17 Apr. 2009Cmdr. Brent J. Kyler
    18.) 17 Apr. 2009 - 27 May 2011Cmdr. Ferdinand A. Reid

    * 1st female ship CO (Capt. McGrath passed away 26 Sep. 2002 at age 50 )
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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

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