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USS Doyle (FFG 39)


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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
Second Row: Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - CG Meritorious Unit Commendation w/ O - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (4)
Third Row: National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal
Fourth Row: Global War on Terror Service Medal - Armed Forces Service Medal - Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 5 stars
Fifth Row: CG Special Operations Service Ribbon - NATO Medal - NATO ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) Medal


"Valiant Mariner"
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
Doyle (FFG 39) Building and Operational Data:
  • 27 April 1979: Building contract awarded to Bath Iron Works Corp.
  • 23 October 1981: Keel laid by the Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Me.
  • 22 May 1982: Launched and christened, cosponsored by Mrs. Kathleen Doyle Watson and Ms. Ann J. Doyle (granddaughters of the late Vadm. Doyle)
  • 21 May 1983: Commissioned at Bath, Me., Cmdr. William J. Erickson in command, assigned Destroyer Squadron 8 at Mayport, Fla.
  • 28 November 1983: Departed Mayport for a 4 day port visit to New York City enroute to a 5 month Post-Shakedown Availability at BIW,
  • 20-26 May 1998: Participated in the Parade of Ships and the 11th Annual Fleet Week at New York, N.Y.
  • 06 May - 01 June 1999: Participated in the Parade of Ships and the 12th Annual Fleet Week, berthed at Staten Island, N.Y.
  • August 1999: Reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 14
  • 29 July 2011: Decommissioned at Mayport, Fla. after 28.2 years of service, struck from the NVR
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    Doyle 75k Artist's conception of Doyle 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
    Doyle 45k James Henry Doyle (1897-1982) was born in Jamaica, N.Y., graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1919, and received a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School in 1929. During WWII he served as the Navy / Marine Corps’ Amphibious Force Operations Officer for the Solomon Islands campaign. He later commanded USS Pasadena (CL 65). During the Korean War he commanded Amphibious Group 1, and was responsible for the invasion of Inchon in 1950. Later, when Communist Chinese forces invaded North Korea and trapped US forces, he directed the Hungnam withdrawal ... an amphibious landing in reverse. In an operation characterized by ingenuity and superb Naval gunfire support, the 1st Marine Division, the 3rd and 7th U.S. Army Divisions, and 100,000 Korean civilians were evacuated under the sweep of heavy enemy gunfire without a single allied casualty. Admiral Doyle was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal and the Army Silver Star. He retired from the Navy in 1953, and established a law practice in Austin, Tex..

    USS Doyle (FFG 39) is the first ship named in his honor.

    (U.S. Navy photo #80-G-423189 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
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    Doyle 107k 23 October 1981: Bath, Me. - Guests pose for a photograph during the keel laying of the guided missile frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39).
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-09857 by Bath Iron Works from the Defense Visual Information Center)
    Doyle 160k 23 October 1981: Bath, Me. - The stern view of Doyle, left, under construction.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-09902 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Doyle 113k 24 March 1982: Bath, Me. - An elevated bow view of the guided missile frigates Underwood (FFG 36) right, and Doyle (FFG 39) at the Bath Iron Works shipyard. The Underwood is 70 percent complete.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-08786 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Doyle 136k 15 April 1982: Bath, Me. - A starboard bow view of Doyle under construction.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-09901 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Doyle 99k 22 May 1982: Bath, Me. - Sponsor Ann J. Doyle, left and Jeanette Blair Doyle, matron of honor, pose for a photograph during the launching of Doyle.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-05625 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Doyle 101k 22 May 1982: Bath, Me. - Retired Vadm. James H. Doyle Jr. (son of the ship’s namesake) speaks during the launching of Doyle.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-05627 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Doyle 123k 22 May 1982: Bath, Me. - Sponsor Ann J. Doyle christens Doyle during the ship's launching.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-05624 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Doyle 129k 22 May 1982: Bath, Me. - Jeanette Blair Doyle, matron of honor, christens Doyle. Anne J. Doyle, sponsor and Vadm. Doyle are in the background.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-05632 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Doyle 155k 22 May 1982: Bath, Me. - Doyle is assisted by harbor tugs after being launched.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-05629 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Doyle 148k 14 October 1982: Bath, Me. - The starboard bow view of guided missile frigates Klakring (FFG 42), Doyle and Underwood (FFG 36) under construction.
    (U.S. Navy photo, DVID #DN-SN-86-10515 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Doyle 175k 07 March 1983: The Atlantic Ocean - An elevated port bow view of Doyle underway.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SD-86-05651 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Doyle 125k 05 Mary 1983: The Atlantic Ocean - A port bow view of Doyle underway during sea trials.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-07305 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Doyle 69k 21 May 1983: Bath, Me. - Retired Vadm James H. Doyle (son of the ship’s namesake) shakes hands with Cmdr. William J. Erickson, prospective commanding officer of Doyle, at the ship's commissioning.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-04666 by PH3 R.P. Fitzgerald from the DVIC)
    Doyle 90k 21 May 1983: Bath, Me. - Bowing their heads during the invocation for the commissioning of Doyle are, right to left, Cmdr. William J. Erickson, prospective commanding officer; Robert H. Conn, deputy undersecretary of the Navy, Financial Management, right, and retired Vadm. James H. Doyle; and Capt. Michael P. Kalleres, commander Destroyer Squadron Eight.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-04699 by PH3 R.P. Fitzgerald from the DVIC)
    Doyle 109k 21 May 1983: Bath, Me. - Crew members of Doyle stand in formation during the ship's commissioning.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-04692 by PH3 R.P. Fitzgerald from the DVIC)
    Doyle 113k 21 May 1983: Bath, Me. - Crew members of Doyle man her during the ship's commissioning.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-04705 by PH3 R.P. Fitzgerald from the DVIC)
    Doyle 142k 21 May 1983: Bath, Me. - Crew members of Doyle man the rail during the ship's commissioning.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-04707 by PH3 R.P. Fitzgerald from the DVIC)
    Doyle 66k 21 May 1983: Bath, Me. - Crew members of Doyle relaxing at the rail after the ship's commissioning ceremony.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-04702 by PH3 R.P. Fitzgerald from the DVIC)
    Doyle 97k date / location unknown - A port view of Doyle tied to a pier.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-91-01690 by Don S. Montgomery from the DVIC)
    Doyle 143k 22 July 1990: Boston, Mass. - A Boston Herald news photo titled "Guided Missile Frigate USS Doyle docks at Charlestown Navy Yard behind the Constitution. Curious sail and power boats checking out the Doyle are dwarfed by its 453' length as it backs into its berth behind the Constitution."
    (Photographer Rose Marston)
    Tommy Trampp
    Doyle 111k 05 October 1990: South Atlantic - A port bow view of Doyle underway.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-91-01069 by Don S. Montgomery from the DVIC)
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    Doyle 145k 05 October 1990: South Atlantic - A port bow view of Doyle underway.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-91-01070 by Don S. Montgomery from the DVIC)
    Doyle 130k 05 October 1990: South Atlantic - Doyle comes alongside USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-91-01072 by Don S. Montgomery from the DVIC)
    Doyle 138k 08 October 1990: South Atlantic - A close-up view of the bridge of Doyle.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-91-01047 by Don S. Montgomery from the DVIC)
    Doyle 91k 08 October 1990: South Atlantic - A port view of Doyle alongside Abraham Lincoln. A refueling hose is being retracted to the carrier following underway replenishment operations between the two ships.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-91-01065 by Don S. Montgomery from the DVIC)
    Doyle 100k 05 October 1990: South Atlantic - A port quarter view of Doyle as the vessel moves away from Abraham Lincoln following underway replenishment operations between the two vessels.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-91-01051 by Don S. Montgomery from the DVIC)
    Doyle 226k 09 October 1990: South Atlantic - A starboard quarter view of the fleet oiler USNS Pawcatuck (T-AO 108) conducting underway replenishment operations with Doyle at the equator.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-91-01681 by PH3 Marty Norman from the DVIC)
    Doyle 179k 09 October 1990: South Atlantic - A starboard bow view of Pawcatuck conducting underway replenishment operations with Doyle at the equator.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-91-01685 by PHAN Sean Linehan from the DVIC)
    Jack Williams 128k 04 January 1992: Mayport, Fla. - The guided missile frigates Doyle, left, and USS Jack Williams (FFG 24) lie tied up at the naval station.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-92-04771 by OS2 John Bouvia from the DVIC)
    Doyle 158k June 1993: Somewhere in Northern Europe - A port bow view of Doyle during exercise BALTOPS '93.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-94-00903 by Cmdr. Nathan Jones from the DVIC)
    Doyle 74k June 1993: A Northern European Port - Foreign naval officers and members of the press watch a demonstration of the Mark 13 missile launcher on the bow of Doyle during exercise BALTOPS '93.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-94-00845 by Cmdr. Nathan Jones from the DVIC)
    Doyle 133k June 1993: Kaunas, Lithuania - Damage Controlman 2nd Class Ronald J. Mosholder and Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Anthony Simpson pose for a photo with a German sailor in front of the Vytautas Catholic Church while on liberty from Doyle during exercise BALTOPS '93. For the first time in the 22-year history of BALTOPS, the Eastern European countries of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia were invited to participate in the non-military phases of the exercise.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-94-00922 by Cmd.r Nathan Jones from the DVIC)
    Doyle 122k June 1993: Kaunas, Lithuania - Operations Specialist Seaman Wayne J. Ehret, left, and Operations Specialist 3rd Class Christopher A. Zukowski, right, examine a street vendor's merchandise while on liberty liberty from Doyle during exercise BALTOPS '93.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-94-00930 by Cmdr. Nathan Jones from the DVIC)
    Doyle 130k June 1993: The Baltic Sea - A starboard quarter view of Doyle during exercise BALTOPS '93.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-94-00934 by Cmdr. Nathan Jones from the DVIC)
    Doyle 185k June 1993: The Baltic Sea - A port view of Doyle during exercise BALTOPS '93.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-94-00938 by Cdr Nathan Jones from the DVIC)
    Doyle 94k June 1993: A Northern European Port - U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen tour the city during a port visit by Doyle at the conclusion of exercise BALTOPS '93. For the first time in the 22-year history of BALTOPS, the Eastern European countries of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia were invited to participate in the non-military phases of the exercise.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-94-00847 by Cdr Nathan Jones from the DVIC)
    Doyle 103k June 1993: The Baltic Sea - A starboard beam view of Doyle during exercise BALTOPS '93. The Russian Krivak I class frigate Bditelny is in the background. For the first time in the 22-year history of BALTOPS, the Eastern European countries of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia were invited to participate in the non-military phases of the exercise. Deyo is serving as flagship for the exercise commander.
    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-94-00939 by Cdr Nathan Jones from the DVIC)
    ***Aubrey Fitch / Doyle*** 292k 20 August 1993: Mayport, Fla. - A starboard bow view of the destroyer tender USS Yosemite (AD 19) in port. Moored behind Yosemite is the guided missile frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39). Off Yosemite's port side is the guided missile frigate USS Aubrey Fitch (FFG 34).
    (U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #DN-SC-93-06095 by OS2 John Bouvia, from the DVIC)
    Doyle 421k 13 August 1994: Villefranche, France - Doyle at anchor while on a Mediterranean port visit. Carlo Martinelli
    Doyle 175k at Aruba, date unknown Jerrod W. Brown
    SM1 (SW), USN (ret.)
    Doyle 134k date / place unknown
    Doyle 220k date / place unknown
    Doyle 119k Persian Gulf, 1996
    Doyle 103k I served onboard Doyle from 1995 - 1997. This is a photo of the helo hanger doors that I painted while in the Persian Gulf in 1996. We called it "The Beast Unleashed."
    Doyle 115k 24 February 2002: At sea off the coast of Aruba - Doyle cruises the Caribbean Sea en route to Colombia, South America, where the ship will join other naval units participating in the 43rd annual UNITAS exercise. UNITAS is the largest multi-national naval exercise conducted with naval forces from the United States, and countries from South and Central America. The exercises focus on building multinational coalition while promoting hemispheric defense and mutual cooperation. Doyle is homeported in Mayport, Fla.
    (U.S. Navy photo #020224-N-0872M-501 by PH1 Martin E. Maddock from the Navy Newstand)
    Bill Gonyo
    Doyle 100k 16 December 2003: Souda Bay, Crete, Greece - The guided missile frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39) is assisted by Greek tugs as she arrives for a brief port visit in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece. Home ported in Mayport, Fla., Doyle is the 30th of the Oliver Hazard Perry guided missile frigate class. Doyle is part of NATO's Immediate Reaction Force, Standing Naval Force Atlantic (STANAVFORLANT) operating in the Eastern Mediterranean under Operation Active Endeavour, NATO's maritime contribution to the fight against international terrorism.
    (U.S. Navy photo #031216-N-0780F-033 by Paul Farley from the Navy Newstand)
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    Doyle 99k 16 December 2003: Souda Bay, Crete, Greece - The guided missile frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39) is assisted by Greek tugs as she arrives for a brief port visit in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece. Doyle is part of NATO's Immediate Reaction Force, Standing Naval Force Atlantic operating in the Eastern Mediterranean under Operation Active Endeavour, NATO's maritime contribution to the fight against international terrorism.
    (U.S. Navy photo #031216-N-0780F-030 by Paul Farley from the Navy Newstand)
    Doyle 97k 16 December 2003: Souda Bay, Crete, Greece - The guided missile frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39) is assisted by Greek tugs as she arrives for a brief port visit in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece. Doyle is part of NATO's Immediate Reaction Force, Standing Naval Force Atlantic (STANAVFORLANT) operating in the Eastern Mediterranean under Operation Active Endeavour, NATO's maritime contribution to the fight against international terrorism.
    (U.S. Navy photo #031216-N-0780F-036 by Paul Farley from the Navy Newstand)
    Doyle 111k 16 December 2003: Souda Bay, Crete, Greece - The guided missile frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39) is assisted by Greek tugs as she arrives for a brief port visit in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece. Doyle is part of NATO's Immediate Reaction Force, Standing Naval Force Atlantic (STANAVFORLANT) operating in the Eastern Mediterranean under Operation Active Endeavour, NATO's maritime contribution to the fight against international terrorism.
    (U.S. Navy photo #031216-N-0780F-023 by Paul Farley from the Navy Newstand)
    Doyle 74k <09 October 2006: Boston MA - The guided-missile frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39) is docked at the Charlestown Navy Yard during a Columbus Day weekend port visit to the city of Boston. During the visit, the crew participated in several events including a march in the annual Columbus Day parade, presenting colors at the New England Patriots professional football game and a community service project at the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans.
    (U.S. Navy photo #061009-N-8110K-002 by MCC Dave Kaylor from the Navy Newstand)
    Doyle 142k 21 June 2007: Conakry, Guinea - A Guinean naval officer looks on as USS Doyle (FFG 39) prepares to moor in Conakry. The ship is visiting the western African nation to support theater security cooperation and maritime operations in the region.
    (U.S. Navy photo #070621-N-1056B-001 by Lcdr. Corey Barker from the Navy Newstand)
    Doyle 241k 23 August 2009: Santa Marta, Colombia - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39) move Project Handclasp materials onto a Colombian Coast Guard vessel. The toys, medical supplies and hygiene products will be delivered to a Colombian school during an upcoming Southern Partnership 2009 community service project. Doyle is on a six-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean as part of Southern Seas 2009 supporting the U.S. Southern Command Partnership of the Americas strategy.
    (U.S. Navy photo #090823-N-4879G-162 by MC3 Patrick Grieco, from the Navy News Stand)
    Doyle 320k 05 April 2011: Mayport, Fla. - The guided-missile frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39) returns to homeport after a six-month deployment to the Caribbean and eastern Pacific Ocean. While deployed Doyle conducted counter-narcoterrorism missions and made port visits to Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
    (U.S. Navy photo #110405-N-DD445-003 by MC2 Sunday Williams, from the Navy News Stand)
    Doyle 199k 05 April 2011: Mayport, Fla. - Family and friends wave flags and cheer as Doyle pulls into Naval Station Mayport after retuning from a six-month deployment to the Caribbean and eastern Pacific Ocean.
    (U.S. Navy photo #110405-N-DD445-009 by MC2 Sunday Williams, from the Navy News Stand)
    Doyle 129k 05 April 2011: Mayport, Fla. - Family and friends of sailors assigned to Doyle gather as the ship pulls into Naval Station Mayport after a six-month deployment to the Caribbean and eastern Pacific Ocean.
    (U.S. Navy photo #110405-N-DD445-002 by MC2 Sunday Williams, from the Navy News Stand)
    Doyle 117k 05 April 2011: Mayport, Fla. - A little girl waits for her dad as Doyle returns to homeport after a six-month deployment to the Caribbean and eastern Pacific Ocean.
    (U.S. Navy photo #110405-N-DD445-017 by MC2 Sunday Williams, from the Navy News Stand)
    Doyle 244k 29 July 2011: Mayport, Fla. - High School JROTC students parade the colors during a decommissioning ceremony for the guided-missile frigate USS DoyleDoyle, named in honor of Vice Adm. James H. Doyle, has been in service with the U.S. Navy since May 1983.
    (U.S. Navy photo #110729-N-YR391-003 by MC2 Gary Granger Jr., from the Navy News Stand)
    Doyle 91k 29 July 2011: Mayport, Fla. - Cmdr. Rolando Ramirez, commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39), delivers a speech during the ship's decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport.
    (U.S. Navy photo #110729-N-YR391-007 by MC2 Gary Granger Jr., from the Navy News Stand)
    Doyle 182k 29 July 2011: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39) man the rails during the ship's decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. Doyle has been in service with the U.S. Navy since May 1983.
    (U.S. Navy photo #110729-N-YR391-005 by MC2 Gary Granger Jr., from the Navy News Stand)
    Doyle 215k 29 July 2011: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39) disembark the ship for the last time during the ship's decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport.
    (U.S. Navy photo #110729-N-YR391-012 by MC2 Gary Granger Jr., from the Navy News Stand)
    Doyle 353k 29 July 2011: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39) stand in prayer during the ship's decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport.
    (U.S. Navy photo #110729-N-YR391-014 by MC2 Gary Granger Jr., from the Navy News Stand)

    Doyle Memorabilia
    Ship's
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    Doyle
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    Welcome Aboard
    Pamphlet
    Doyle
    Courtesy of
    Ens. Ben Carroll
    Ship's
    Plaque
    Doyle
    Courtesy of
    Ens. Ben Carroll
    North Atlantic
    Cruise Patch
    Doyle
    Courtesy of
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    Combat Systems
    Dep't Patch
    Doyle
    Courtesy of
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    Air Detachment
    Patch
    Doyle
    Courtesy of
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    Decommissioning
    Invitation
    Doyle
    Courtesy of
    Ens. Ben Carroll

    Doyle History
    View the USS Doyle (FFG 39) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Doyle's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  21 May 1983 - 26 Jun. 1985Cmdr. William John Erickson (USNA '65) (South Pasadena, Cal.)
    2.)  26 Jun. 1985 - 05 Dec. 1987Cmdr. Thomas Fletcher Marfiak (USNA '66) (Torrington, Conn.) (ret. as Radm.)
    3.)  05 Dec. 1987 - 12 Jan. 1990Cmdr. Edward E. Hunter (OCS '69) (Greenville, S.C.) (ret. as Radm.)
    4.)  12 Jan. 1990 - 14 Feb. 1992Cmdr. John Noel Petrie (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    5.)  14 Feb. 1992 - 20 Nov. 1993Cmdr. George Schaeffer III (Dover, Del.)
    6.)  20 Nov. 1993 - 07 Jul. 1995Cmdr. Richard Cameron Ingram (Mt. Gilead, N.C.)
    7.)  07 Jul. 1995 - 27 Mar. 1997 Cmdr. Leendert R. (Len) Hering, Sr. (Portsmouth, Va.) (ret. as Radm.)
    8.)  27 Mar. 1997 - 18 Sep. 1998 Cmdr. Earle Swisher Yerger (Jacksonville, Fla.)
    9.)  18 Sep. 1998 - 09 May 2000Cmdr. James Terrence Stewart
    10.) 09 May 2000 - 17 Dec. 2001 Cmdr. David Bruce Adler (Tex.A&M '93) (Newport, R.I.)
    11.) 17 Dec. 2001 - 28 Mar. 2003 Cmdr. Michael Lucas Arture
    12.) 28 Mar. 2003 - 08 Nov. 2004 Cmdr. Anthony Edward Martin
    13.) 08 Nov. 2004 - 30 Jun. 2006 Cmdr. Joseph Peter Voboril (NROTC '86)
    14.) 30 Jun. 2006 - 04 Jan. 2007 Cmdr. Michael L. Elliott
    15.) 04 Jan. 2007 - 06 Nov. 2009 Cmdr. John Milner Zuzich (USNA '90) (New York, N.Y.)
    16.) 06 Nov. 2009 - 29 Jul. 2011Cmdr. Rolando (Curly) Ramirez (OCS '93)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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