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USS Crommelin (FFG 37)


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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons




Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row: Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation w/ 3 stars - CG Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (7)
Third Row: Navy Expeditionary Medal - National Defense Service Ribbon w/ 1 star - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ 2 stars
Fourth Row: GWOT Service Ribbon - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 2 stars - CG Special Operations Service Ribbon w/ 1 star


"Munus Bene Factum"
(Job Well Done)
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
Crommelin (FFG 37) Building and Operational Data:
  • 27 April 1979: Building contract awarded to the Todd Shipyard Corp.
  • 30 May 1980: Keel laid by the Todd Shipyard Corp., Seattle, Wa.
  • 02 July 1981: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Richard B. Meyers and Mrs. Susan Crommelin Spain
  • 18 June 1983: Commissioned at Seattle, Wash., Cmdr. James W. Orvis in command, assigned to Long Beach, Cal. as a unit of DesRon 9
  • January 1984: Reassigned to Surface Squadron 1
  • 01 September 1984: Reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 17
  • 01 January 1987: Reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 13
  • 01 January 1988: Reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 9
  • 01 September 1991: Homeport shifted to Pearl Harbor, Hi.; reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 31, CruDesGru 3
  • 26 October 2012: Decommissioned at Pearl Harbor, Hi. after 29.4 years of service
  • 31 October 2012: Official decommissioning date, struck from the NVR
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    Crommelin 75k Artist's conception of Crommelin 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
    Crommelin 285k USS Crommelin (FFG 37), twenty-eighth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class of guided-missile frigates, is named for three brothers: Vice Admiral Henry Crommelin (1904-1971), Commander Charles Crommelin (1909-1945), and Lieutenant Commander Richard Crommelin (1917-1945). The other brothers are Rear Admiral John G. Crommelin III (1902-1996) and Captain Quentin C. Crommelin (1919-1997). Born of a pioneer Alabama family in Montgomery and Wetumpka, the Crommelin brothers were the only five siblings ever to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy. Four of them became pilots, and Time magazine dubbed them "The Indestructibles." The brothers saw action in more than ten campaigns in the Pacific Theater. Henry, the oldest, became a Surface Warfare Officer while Richard and Charles died in combat as naval aviators in 1945. Individually and as a fighting family, they gained fame in World War II, attaining outstanding combat records and multiple decorations. Several books have been written about them and a monument commemorating their bravery rests in Battleship Park in Mobile, Alabama. Bill Gonyo
    Crommelin 141k 02 July 1981: Seattle, Wash. - An aerial starboard bow view of the guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) on the ways prior to its launching at Todd-Pacific Shipyards Corporation. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-83-11748 by the Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the Defense Visual Information Center) Navsource
    Crommelin 125k 02 July 1981: Seattle, Wash. - A view of the sponsors for Crommelinís launching ceremony are from left to right, Susan C. Costenbader, Mrs. Henry Crommelin and Mrs. Richard Meyers. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-83-11750 by the Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 101k 02 July 1981: Seattle, Wash. - Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman Jr. speaks at the launching ceremony for Crommelin, taking place at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-83-11757 by the Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 120k 02 July 1981: Seattle, Wash. - Mrs. Henry Crommelin christens Crommelin during the ship's launching ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-83-11759 by the Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 161k 20 April 1982: The Pacific Ocean - An aerial bow view of Crommelin while on sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-11763 by the Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 181k 20 April 1982: The Pacific Ocean - A port bow view of Crommelin as Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation conducts sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-11764 by the Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 177k 20 April 1982: The Pacific Ocean - A starboard quarter view of Crommelin during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-11765 by the Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 227k 20 April 1982: The Pacific Ocean - An aerial starboard quarter view of Crommelin during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-11761 by the Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 158k 28 February 1983: Seattle, Wash. - A starboard quarter view of the docked Crommelin during inclining at Todd-Pacific Shipyards Corporation. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-83-11745 by the Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 125k 28 February 1983: Seattle, Wash. - A starboard quarter view (forward section) of the docked Crommelin during inclining at Todd-Pacific Shipyards Corporation. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-83-11746 by the Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 71k 18 June 1983: Seattle, Wash. - Port bow view of Crommelin on her commissioning day. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-00813 by PH2 R. Frazier from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 93k 18 June 1983: Seattle, Wash. - An ensign escorts Mrs. Susan Crommelin Spain, ships' sponsor, to her seat on the speakers platform prior to the commissioning of Crommelin. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-00784 by PH2 R. Frazier from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 88k 18 June 1983: Seattle, Wash. - A chief petty officer escorts Mrs. Richard B. Meyers, ships' sponsor, to her seat on the speakers platform prior to the commissioning of Crommelin. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-00785 by PH2 R. Frazier from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 71k 18 June 1983: Seattle, Wash. - Mr. Quentin C. Crommelin Jr., principal speaker, arrives for the commissioning of Crommelin. Mr. Crommelin is the nephew of Charles, Richard and Henry Crommelin, namesakes of the ship. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-00786 by PH2 R. Frazier from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 96k 18 June 1983: Seattle, Wash. - Left to right: Cdr James W. Orvis, commanding officer; Commodore Theodore E. Lewin, commander, Naval Base Seattle; and Capt. Thomas A. Head, commander, Destroyer Squadron Nine, Mrs. Richard B. Meyers, ships sponsor; and John T. Gilbride Jr., vice president and general manager of Todd Pacific Shipyard, stand as Capt. Joseph F. Brennan, Chaplain Corps, gives the invocation during the commissioning of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate Crommelin. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-00810 by PH2 R. Frazier from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 95k 18 June 1983: Seattle, Wash. - Members of the crew stand in formation during the commissioning of Crommelin. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-00780 by PH2 R. Frazier from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 107k 18 June 1983: Seattle, Wash. - Crewmen come aboard during the commissioning ceremony for the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate. Cdr James W. Orvis, commanding officer is standing at the podium. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-00802 by PH2 R. Frazier from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 73k 18 June 1983: Seattle, Wash. - The U.S. Flag and the commissioning pennant fly aboard Crommelin during the commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-00805 by PH2 R. Frazier from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 156k 12 December 1983: The Pacific Ocean - A port quarter view of Crommelin as the Navy's first operational Mark III LAMPS (Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System) SH-60B Seahawk helicopter hovers over the flight deck. The helicopter is undergoing flight deck landing qualifications off the coast of California. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-84-05443 by PHCS Steve Harris from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 78k 12 December 1983: The Pacific Ocean - Aerial view of a Navy SH-60B Seahawk helicopter from Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 41 hovering over the landing pad of Crommelin. The helicopter is equipped with an ASQ-81 magnetic anomaly detector. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01776 by PHC John Kristofferson from the DVIC)
    Crommelin 298k 1986: Vancouver, B.C. - Crommelin outbound after a port visit to Vancouver. (Photo by Rick Garcia, from the collection of  Chris Howell) Chris Howell
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    Crommelin 122k 06 June 2000: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Port side view of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) departing Pearl Harbor to take part in Operation RIMPAC 2000 in the waters to the south of the Hawaiian Islands. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-02-05648 by Don S. Montgomery USN (ret.) from the DVIC) Navsource
    Crommelin 50k 09 August 2002: Crommelin pulling into port, taken from onboard the USS Chosin (CG 65). You can see that they have a golden anchor. USS Russell (DDG59) is moored just aft of Crommelin. Joseph A. Gless
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    Crommelin 119k 25 October 2002: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - Crommelin departs Pearl Harbor in support of counter drug operations. More than 200 officers and sailors served aboard the ship, which was commanded by Cmdr. Bruce Stewart. Two SH-60B helicopters from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Thirty-Seven (HSL-37) later embarked aboard Crommelin. (Photo by JO2 Daniel J. Calderon) Bill Gonyo
    Crommelin 114k 12 May 2004: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Two SH-60B Seahawks assigned to the "Easy Riders" of Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Three Seven (HSL-37) deploys from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a scheduled six month deployment aboard the guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37). (U.S. Navy photo #040512-N-8157C-056 by PH2 Dennis C. Cantrell from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Crommelin 235k 12 May 2004: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Sailors aboard Crommelin man the rails as the ship deploys for a scheduled six-month deployment. Two SH-60B "Seahawks" assigned to the "Easy Riders" of Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Three Seven (HSL-37) deployed with the frigate. (U.S. Navy photo #040512-N-8157C-086 by PH2 Dennis C. Cantrell from the Navy Newstand) Bill Gonyo
    Crommelin 94k 12 May 2004: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Two SH-60F Seahawks assigned to the "Easy Riders" of Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Three Seven (HSL-37) approach the guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) to join the ship as it departs on a scheduled six-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo #040512-N-8157C-218 by PH2 Dennis C. Cantrell from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Crommelin 76k 13 August 2004: Gulf of Panama - The guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) and an Argentinean P-3 aircraft patrol the northern approach to the Panama Canal in search of a "suspect" vessel in support of 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 #040813-N-0507C-001 by Lt. Lidia Cohen from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 94k 12 November 2004: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - The guided Frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) passes the USS Missouri battleship and USS Arizona Memorials while returning to her homeport at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than 200 Officers and Sailors of the Crommelin returned home after a regularly scheduled deployment with Naval Forces Southern Command, engaged in monitoring, detection, and counter drug activities. (U.S. Navy photo #041112-N-7286M-006 by PH2 Daniel R. Mennuto from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 89k 12 November 2004: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - More than 200 officers and Sailors, assigned to the Pearl Harbor-based guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37), return home from deployment. Crommelin, commanded by Cmdr. Don Hodge, was deployed to Naval Forces Southern Command area of responsibility engaged in monitoring, detection, and counter drug activities. Since reporting for duty in the Eastern Pacific May 20, Crommelin disrupted five narcotics smuggling operations, interdicted more than $1 billion worth of cocaine, and captured 29 suspected narcotics smugglers. (U.S. Navy photo #041112-N-8157C-037 by PH2 Dennis C. Cantrell from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 119k 12 November 2004: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Family members cheer the crew of the guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) as the ship returns from deployment. Commanded by Cdr. Don Hodge, more than 200 officers and Sailors of the Pearl Harbor-based frigate were deployed to U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command engaged in monitoring, detection, and counter drug activities. Since reporting for duty in the Eastern Pacific May 20, USS Crommelin disrupted five narcotic smuggling operations, interdicted more than $1 billion worth of cocaine, and captured 29 suspected narcotics smugglers. (U.S. Navy photo #041112-N-9662L-004 by PH2 John F. Looney from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 104k 12 November 2004: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Engineman 3rd Class Dave Lertola, meets his daughter for the first time after returning from deployment aboard USS Crommelin (FFG 37). Commanded by Cdr. Don Hodge, more than 200 officers and Sailors of the Pearl Harbor-based guided missile frigate were deployed to U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command engaged in monitoring, detection, and counter drug activities. Since reporting for duty in the Eastern Pacific May 20, Crommelin disrupted five narcotic smuggling operations, interdicted more than $1 billion worth of cocaine, and captured 29 suspected narcotics smugglers. (U.S. Navy photo #041112-N-9662L-006 by PH2 John F. Looney from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 83k 12 November 2004: Marine Corps Air Base, Kaneohe, Hi. - An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to the "Easy Riders" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light Three Seven (HSL-37), arrives ahead of a UH-3H "Sea King" helicopter after returning from a six-month deployment aboard the guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37). (U.S. Navy photo #041112-N-3019M-001 by JOSN Ryan C. McGinley from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 94k 12 November 2004: Marine Corps Air Base, Kaneohe, Hi. - Aviation Machinistís Mate 1st Class Robert Ibarra, assigned to the "Easy Riders" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Three Seven (HSL-37), hugs his daughter after returning from a six-month deployment aboard the guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37). (U.S. Navy photo #041112-N-3019M-002 by JOSN Ryan C. McGinley from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 97k 12 November 2004: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - More than 200 officers and Sailors, assigned to the Pearl Harbor-based guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37), return home from deployment. Crommelin , commanded by Cdr. Don Hodge, was deployed to Naval Forces Southern Command area of responsibility engaged in monitoring, detection, and counter drug activities. Since reporting for duty in the Eastern Pacific May 20, Crommelin disrupted five narcotics smuggling operations, interdicted more than $1 billion worth of cocaine, and captured 29 suspected narcotics smugglers. (U.S. Navy photo #041112-N-8157C-128 by PH2 Dennis C. Cantrell from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 133k 04 July 2005: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - Fireworks explode over the Crommelin as part of the 4th of July celebrations at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) hosted a block party for sailors, which included live entertainment, food and games in celebration of Americaís 229th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo #050704-N-3019M-002 by JO3 Ryan C. McGinley from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 100k 03 August 2005: Seattle, Wash. - The guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) takes part in the parade of ships during Seattle's Seafair Festival. Seafair is Seattle's month-long traditional summer festival, which includes parades, amateur athletics, air shows and boat racing. (U.S. Navy photo #050803-N-2115M-036 by PH2 Shaun McWhinney from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 206k 03 August 2005: Seattle, Wash. - Crommelin rounds the bend as part of the 55th Annual "Seafair Parade of Ships." The 55th annual Seafair events include the Torchlight Parade, the Blue Angels show, amateur athletics, boat racing, along with U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ship tours. (U.S. Navy photo #050803-N-0975R-007 by JO1 Ralph Radford from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 127k 12 August 2005: Homer, Alaska - Crommelin arrives in Alaska for a port visit prior to participating in Northern Edge/Alaska Shield 2005. Alaska Shield/Northern Edge '05 is the largest homeland defense/security exercise ever conducted in Alaska. This exercise is the first opportunity within the state to integrate local, state and federal government response to a series of simulated emergencies including natural disasters, terrorist attacks and mass casualty scenarios. (US Air Force photo #050812-F-7169B-001 by Tech. Sgt. Keith Brown from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 96k 09 December 2005: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Strings of multi-colored lights illuminate the guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37), and other Pearl Harbor-based ships during Winter Fest 2005. Winter Fest is an annual celebration, which provides Sailors and their family members with a variety of activities to enjoy the December holidays. (U.S. Navy photo #051209-N-3019M-001 by JO2 Ryan C. McGinley from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 106k March 2006: at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Photo by AO2 Brian Jenkins) Wendell R. McLaughlin, Jr.
    Crommelin 131k 05 May 2006: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Crommelin departs Pearl Harbor for a four-month cruise to the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet area of operation. Crommelin will travel to various locations in the Western Pacific to take part in the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2006 exercise. CARAT is a regularly scheduled series of military training exercises with Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines, designed to enhance interoperability of the respective sea services. (U.S. Navy photo #060505-N-9643K-026 by JOC Joe Kane from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Crommelin 136k 05 May 2006: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Sailors man the rails as Crommelin departs Pearl Harbor for a four-month cruise to the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet area of operation. Crommelin will travel to various locations in the Western Pacific to take part in the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2006 exercise. (U.S. Navy photo #060505-N-9643K-027 by JOC Joe Kane from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 181k 05 May 2006: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - USS Crommelin departs Pearl Harbor for a four-month cruise to the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet area of operation. Crommelin will travel to various locations in the Western Pacific to take part in the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2006 exercise. (U.S. Navy photo #060505-N-9643K-020 by JOC Joe Kane from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 94k 20 May 2006: White Beach, Okinawa - The guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) gets underway from the U.S. Naval facility in Okinawa to begin exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT). SEACAT is a weeklong at-sea exercise designed to highlight the value of information sharing and multi-national coordination within a scenario that gives participating navies practical maritime interception training opportunities. (U.S. Navy photo #060520-N-9851B-008 by PH2 John L. Beeman from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 78k 28 May 2006: South China Sea - Sailors off the port side of the U.S. Navyís guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) approach the Military Sealift Command pre-positioning ship MV Sgt William R. Button (T-AK3012) by rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs). The U.S. Navy team boarded Button during a simulated exercise looking for illegal weapons, which are reportedly being smuggled aboard. The simulation was part of the Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) exercise scenario. SEACAT is a weeklong at-sea exercise designed to highlight the value of information sharing and multi-national coordination within a scenario that gives participating navies practical maritime interception training opportunities. Button is part of Maritime Pre-positioning Ship Squadron 2, operating from the British Indian Ocean Territory of Diego Garcia, and carries heavy combat equipment and supplies for the U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Navy photo #060528-N-3392B-017 by Edward Baxter from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 70k 14 June 2006: Singapore - Guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) departs Changi Naval Base after completing the Singapore phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the U.S. and six Southeast Asian nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo #060614-N-9851B-002 by MC2 John L. Beeman from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 101k 18 June 2006: Sattahip, Thailand - The guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) enters port at Sattahip. Crommelin is currently participating in the Thailand phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the U.S. and six Southeast Asian nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo #060618-N-9851B-010 by MC2 John L. Beeman from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 115k 03 August 2006: Kemaman, Malaysia - The guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) and guided missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) begin their departures from Kemaman, Malaysia as they wrap of the fourth phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). 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 #060803-N-9851B-001 by MC2 John L. Beeman from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 85k 06 August 2006: Maura, Brunei Darussalam - The guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) arrives to begin the fifth phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). 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 #060806-N-4205W-008 by MC1 Kathryn Whittenberger from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 107k 15 September 2006: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Sailors man the rails aboard USS Crommelin (FFG 37) as the ship returns following deployment. Crommelin participated in the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2006 exercise with Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo #060915-N-0879R-006 by MCC David Rush from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 131k 13 April 2007: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Seaman Miguel A. Vega of Lincoln NE waits pierside to assist USS Crommelin as the ship arrives after being underway in the Pacific Ocean. Crommelin is the 28th ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class of guided missile frigates assigned to Destroyer Squadron 31 and homeported at Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo #070413-N-9698C-012 by MCSN John W. Ciccarelli Jr. from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 194k 27 November 2007: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Sailors aboard USS Crommelin (FFG 37) man the rails as the ship departs Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a six-month deployment. The ship deployed to the Naval Forces Southern Command area of responsibility to engage in monitoring, detection and counter-narcotics activities. Frigates fulfill a protection of shipping mission as anti-submarine warfare) combatants for amphibious expeditionary forces, underway replenishment groups and merchant convoys. (U.S. Navy photo #071127-N-7974M-002 by Blair Martin from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 133k 27 November 2007: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Sailors aboard USS Crommelin (FFG 37) man the rails as the ship departs Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a six-month deployment. The ship deployed to the Naval Forces Southern Command area of responsibility to engage in monitoring, detection and counter-narcotics activities. Frigates fulfill a protection of shipping mission as anti-submarine warfare) combatants for amphibious expeditionary forces, underway replenishment groups and merchant convoys. (U.S. Navy photo #071127-N-4965F-003 by MC1 James E. Foehl from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 148k 08 June 2008: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - The guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) returns from a six-month deployment to the Southern Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo #080608-N-0879R-009 by MCC David Rush from the Navy Newstand) Robert M. Cieri
    Crommelin 148k 08 June 2008: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman David O'Brian, a sailor assigned to Crommelin, kisses his wife during the "first kiss" ceremony at the end of Crommelin's six-and-half month deployment to Latin America. Crommelin returned to homeport at Naval Station Pearl Harbor from after conducting monitoring, detecting, counter-narcotics activities and civic action projects. (U.S. Navy photo #080608-N-9698C-055 by MC2 John Wallace Ciccarelli Jr. from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 111k 18 July 2008: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter and Adm. Robert F. Willard, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, render honors as the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) and the guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG37) pass in review during the Navy's Great White Fleet Gala at the Battleship Missouri Memorial. This marks the 100th anniversary of the Great White Fleet's arrival to Hawaii. (U.S. Navy photo #080718-N-5476H-092 by MC2 Michael Hight from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 57k date / location unknown - An SH-60B Sea Hawk belonging to HSL-41 overflying Crommelin. (Photo taken from "United States Navy Aircraft since 1911", by Gordon Swanborough and Peter M. Bowers) Robert Hurst
    Crommelin 298k 03 August 2009: Muara, Brunei - Sailors man the rail aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) during the shipís arrival at Muara Naval Base for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei 2009. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early) Bill Gonyo
    Crommelin 184k 23 December 2009: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - The guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) and the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) are decorated with Christmas lights at port in Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo #091223-N-7498L-072 by MC2 Mark Logico from the Navy Newstand) Lee Wahler
    Crommelin 463k 27 February: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - USS Crommelin makes her way out of Naval Station Pearl Harbor as the state of Hawaii is expecting a tsunami generated by an earthquake near Chile. Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific ordered four ships based at Pearl Harbor to get underway as a precautionary measure. USS O'Kane, Crommelin, USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) were ordered to get underway to avoid potential damage to ships and piers from anticipated high tidal surges. (U.S. Navy photos #100227-N-0995C-004 and 100227-N-0995C-012 by MC2 Eric J. Cutright from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Crommelin 422k
    Crommelin 283k 02 April 2010: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - The guided-missile frigate Crommelin makes its way to a new pier location at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Crommelin is scheduled to participate in the Merrie Monarch Festival at Hilo, Hawaii. The weeklong festival is a celebration honoring the legacy of King David Kalakaua, who inspired the perpetuation of Hawaiian traditions, language and arts. (U.S. Navy photo #100402-N-7498L-168 by MC2 Mark Logico from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 208k 03 August 2010: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile frigate Crommelin as the ship gets underway for a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. Crommelin will take part in Pacific Partnership 2010 and Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2010. (U.S. Navy photo #100803-N-3666S-049 by MC2 Robert Stirrup from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 320k 17 October 2010: Subic Bay, the Philippines - A Filipino father and son watch the guided-missile frigate Crommelin get underway after participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. (U.S. Navy photo #101017-N-7783B-078 by MC1 Thomas Brennan from the Navy Newstand)
    Crommelin 422k 06 December 2012: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Ex-Crommelin moored alongside ex-Tarawa (LHA 1) at the Pearl Harbor Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility. Wade Armstrong
    Pearl Harbor Pilots
    Crommelin 394k 25 October 2013: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Ex-Crommelin and ex-Curts (FFG 38) moored alongside ex-Tarawa (LHA 1) at the Pearl Harbor Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility.

    USS Crommelin FFG 37 History
    Note: History is unavailable at this time
    This class of ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

    Crommelin's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  18 Jun. 1983 - 24 Jul. 1985Cmdr. James Worthington Orvis
    2.)  24 Jul. 1985 - 25 Aug. 1987Cmdr. Thomas Charles John McGinlay
    3.)  25 Aug. 1987 - 31 Jun. 1989Cmdr. Paul Kurt Alfred Vosseler
    4.)  31 Jul. 1989 - 09 Nov. 1991Cmdr. Coleman Arthur Landers
    5.)  09 Nov. 1991 - 07 Aug. 1993Cmdr. James J. LoBue
    6.)  07 Aug. 1993 - 26 May 1995Cmdr. Richard Wayne Hunt (ret. as Vadm.)
    7.)  26 May 1995 - 31 Jan. 1997Cmdr. Andrew George Sevald
    8.)  31 Jan. 1997 - 20 Nov. 1998Cmdr. Charles James (Chuck) Pierce, Jr.
    9.)  20 Nov. 1998 - 02 Jun. 2000Cmdr. Craig Steven Kleint
    10.) 02 Jun. 2000 - 07 Feb. 2002Cmdr. Alan Charles Westphal
    11.) 02 Feb. 2002 - 20 Oct. 2003Cmdr. Robert Bruce Stewart
    12.) 20 Oct. 2003 - 06 Jul. 2005Cmdr. Donald Dwight Hodge
    13.) 06 Jul. 2005 - 01 Dec. 2006Cmdr. Mark Stephen Manfredi
    14.) 01 Dec. 2006 - 09 Jun. 2008Capt. Patrick Niles Huete
    15.) 09 Jun. 2008 - 16 Dec. 2009Cmdr. Kevin J. Parker
    16.) 16 Dec. 2009 - 28 Apr. 2011Cmdr. Joseph M. Keenen
    17.) 28 Apr. 2011 - 26 Oct. 2012Cmdr. Michael Johns

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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    Additional Resources
    USS Crommelin Alumni Association Site
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Crommelin
    USS Crommelin Page on Military.Com

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