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USS Klakring (FFG 42)


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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons





Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row: Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2) - National Defense Service Ribbon w/ 1 star
Third Row: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ 2 stars- Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 1 star - GWOT Expeditionary Service Medal
Fourth Row: GWOT Service Ribbon - Armed Forces Service Ribbon w/ 7 stars - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 10 stars
Fifth Row: Reserve Sea Service Deployment w/ 3 stars - CG Special Operations Service Ribbon w/ 1 star - NATO Service (Iraq-Afghanistan-Sudan)


"Freedom Through Vigilance"
Specifications:
Class: Oliver Hazard Perry (Long Hull, LAMPS III modified, As Built)
Type: SCB No. 261 / 1979 - 1984
Number in Class: 26 (8, 36-43, 45-61)
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
Klakring (FFG 42) Building and Operational Data:
  • 27 April 1979: Building contract awarded to the Bath Iron Works Corp.
  • 19 February 1982: Keel laid by the Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Me.
  • 18 September 1982: Bath Iron Works Hull 386 launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Beverly Bohen, niece of Radm. Klakring
  • 10 January 1983: Precommissioning Unit Klakring established at Fleet Training Unit, Norfolk, Va.
  • 29 June 1983: Precommissioning Unit Klakring disestablished, reported to PCO Klakring and moved aboard ship
  • 20 August 1983: Commissioned at Bath, Cmdr. Leonard O. Wahlig in command, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 6 at Charleston, S.C.
  • 07 June - 06 December 1985: Deployed to Middle East Force
  • 06 June - 04 December 1986: Scheduled Med cruise changed to Middle East Forces deployment
  • 31 May - 10 November 1989: Deployed on Med 3-89
  • October 1991: Reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 4
  • 02 December 1991 - 01 June 1992: MEF Deployment 1-92
  • 20 October 1994 - 15 April 1995: Med deployment as a unit of JTG 95.1
  • 19 June 1995: Homeport changed to Norfolk, Va., reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 20
  • 23 June - 27 September 1995: At Colonna shipyard, Norfolk, for a drydock yard period
  • 04 August - 13 November 2000: Deployed on UNITAS 41-00
  • 08 January 2001: Homeport changed to Mayport, Fla., reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 14
  • June - July 2002: Deployed for a portion of UNITAS 43-02
  • 01 October 2002: Assigned to Naval Reserve Force, Atlantic at Mayport, Fla.
  • 22 March 2013: Decommissioned at Mayport, Fla. after 29.6 years of service

    "Klakring, The Ship"    -    "Klakring, The People"

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    Klakring 75k Artist's conception of Klakring 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
    Klakring 68k Born in Annapolis, Maryland on 19 December 1904, as the only child of Colonel and Mrs. Leslie Klakring, he entered the Naval Academy from the State of Connecticut, and graduated with the Class of 1927. A submarine hero of the Pacific War in World War II, Admiral Klakring was credited with sinking eight Japanese ships within sight of Japanese ports, after taking his submarine, USS Guardfish, into Japanese water previously un-patrolled by American submarines. Without the benefit of sophisticated SONAR, Guardfish sighted, or torpedoed, 77 enemy vessels in about 35 days, during one of her war patrols. Then Lcdr. Klakring commanded Guardfish from 1941 to 1943. While under Lcdr Klakring's command, Guardfish chalked up an impressive record. She left on her first war patrol on 6 August 1942 for the eastern shore of Honshu, and sent eight enemy ships, totaling 51,055 tons, to the bottom, and damaged a 7,000 ton freighter. In October, during her second war patrol, Guardfish sank another freighter and a tanker, and damaged another freighter in the East China Sea. On Guardfish's third war patrol, in the Rabaul-Kavieng area, additional Japanese shipping was sunk, including two naval vessels. For his heroism while commanding Guardfish, Klakring was awarded the Navy Cross with two Gold Stars (in lieu of second and third awards). In addition, Guardfish was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation while under Klakring's command. Admiral Klakring's other decorations include the Silver Star, Bronze Star (both for heroism during World War II), China Service Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

    USS Klakring (FFG 42) was the first ship to be named in his honor.

    (Photo from the book: These Men Shall Never Die by Lowell Thomas [Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1943], p. 90)
    Bill Gonyo
    Klakring 118k 19 February 1982: Bath, Me. - A view of the keel of the guided missile frigate Klakring. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-10558 by Bath Iron Works from the Defense Visual Information Center) Navsource
    Klakring 115k 19 February 1982: Bath, Me. - Guests pose for a photo during the keel laying of Klakring. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-10559 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    ***De Wert*** 236k 1 September 1982: Bath, Me. - A stern view of Klakring at 60 percent completion. The guided missile frigate De Wert (FFG 45) is on the left. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-10814 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    Klakring 124k 18 September 1982: Bath, Me. - Two shots of Klakring decorated for her launching. (Photos © Richard Leonhardt) Richard Leonhardt
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    Klakring 87k 18 September 1982: Bath, Me. - Guests begin arriving for Klakring’s launch and christening. (Photo © Richard Leonhardt)
    Klakring 106k 18 September 1982: Bath, Me. - Beverly Bohen, niece of Radm. Thomas B. Klakring, and ship’s sponsor, left, and Susan Quick Cahoon, matron of honor, pose in front of Klakring prior to the ship's launching. Mrs. Cahoon has decorated the christening bottles for launches at Bath Iron Works for over 35 years. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-05669 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC) Navsource
    Klakring 81k 18 September 1982: Bath, Me. - Beverly Bohen, sponsor and niece of Radm. Thomas B. Klakring, christens Klakring (FFG42). John F. Sullivan, Jr., president of Bath Iron Works watches. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-05666 by Bath Iron Works, from the DVIC)
    Klakring 164k 18 September 1982: Bath, Me. - Klakring slides into the Kennebec River after being christened. (Photo © Richard Leonhardt) Richard Leonhardt
    Klakring 85k 18 September 1982: Bath, Me. - A starboard bow view of Klakring assisted by tugs shortly after being launched. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-05664 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC) Navsource
    ***Doyle*** 148k 14 October 1982: Bath, Me. - The starboard bow view of guided missile frigates Klakring (FFG 42), Doyle (FFG 39) and Underwood (FFG 36) under construction. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-10515 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Klakring 145k 28 June 1983: Bath, Me. - A starboard bow view of Klakring heading to sea for trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-05677 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Klakring 115k 28 June 1983: Atlantic Ocean - An elevated port bow view of Klakring underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-05676 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Klakring 71k 28 June 1983: Atlantic Ocean - A close in starboard bow view of Klakring underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-05678 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Klakring 174k 28 June 1983: Atlantic Ocean - An elevated port quarter view of Klakring underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-05673 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Klakring 109k 28 June 1983: Atlantic Ocean - A port quarter view of Klakring underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-05679 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Klakring 269k 28 June 1983: Bath, Me. - A starboard bow view of Klakring underway on the Kennebec River returning to Bath. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-05009 by Bath Iron Works from the DVIC)
    Klakring 110k 20 August 1983: Bath, Me. - A US Marine Corps color guard parades the colors during the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS Klakring (FFG 42). (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01699 from the DVIC)
    Klakring 102k 20 August 1983: Bath, Me. - Cdr Leonard O. Wahlig, prospective commanding officer of Klakring, passes a Marine Corps color guard upon his arrival for the ship's commissioning. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01708 from the DVIC)
    Klakring 112k 20 August 1983: Bath, Me. - Sponsor Beverly Bohen holds a bouquet while attending the commissioning of Klakring. Mrs. Bohen is the niece of Radm. Thomas B. Klakring, for whom the ship was named. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01713 from the DVIC)
    Klakring 66k 20 August 1983: Bath, Me. - Commander Leonard O. Wahlig, prospective commanding officer of Klakring, speaks during the ship's commissioning. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01693 from the DVIC)
    Klakring 119k 20 August 1983: Bath, Me. - Crew members stand at parade rest during the commissioning of Klakring. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01700 from the DVIC)
    Klakring 124k 20 August 1983: Bath, Me. - Crew members run to board Klakring during the ship's commissioning. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01701 from the DVIC)
    Klakring 84k 27 February 1994: Mayport, Fla. - A port bow view of Klakring moored out board of the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) at Naval Station Mayport. An unidentified Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser is in the background. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-94-02348 by OS2 John Bouvia, from the DVIC)
    Klakring 136k 27 February 1994: Mayport, Fla. - A starboard side view of Klakring putting out to sea on the evening tide from the Mayport Naval Station. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-94-02349 by OS2 John Bouvia, from the DVIC)
    Klakring 118k 24 August 1994: The Caribbean Sea, Operation Sea Signal - USS Klakring (FFG 42) from Charleston, S.C. transports Cubans, who were picked up at sea, to the Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. After entering the Naval Base the Cubans will begin processing for safe haven. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-98-00717 by PH1 Alexander C. Hicks, Jr. from the DVIC)
    Klakring 126k 24 August 1994: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Operation Sea Signal - A close-up view of some of the Cubans who were picked up at sea, and three navy personnel standing at the ropes. Klakring is transporting them to the Naval Base. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-98-00718 by PH1 Alexander C. Hicks, Jr. from the DVIC)
    Klakring 118k 24 August 1994: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Operation Sea Signal - Cubans who have been picked up at sea are being searched before being allowed to enter the safe haven camps. They are disembarking Klakring. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-98-00719 by PH1 Alexander C. Hicks, Jr. from the DVIC)
    Klakring 94k 30 September 2000: The Straits of Magellan - While on UNITAS 2000 Klakring navigates the tight canyons and fjords of the Inter-Chilean Waterway while transiting from Valparaiso, Chile to Argentina, around the southern-most tip of South America. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SD-03-12001 by Lt.(jg) Corey Barker from the DVIC)
    Klakring 448k 25 June 2002: Eastern Pacific - The U.S. Navy guided missile frigate USS Klakring (FFG 42) is one of two U.S. Navy ships participating in the Pacific Phase of UNITAS 2002, scheduled between 27 June and 11 July 2002, along the Eastern coast of South America. 14 ships from five countries will rendezvous at the Chilean Navy Base in Coquimbo, Chile, to begin two weeks of intense multinational training exercises. (U.S. Navy photo #020625-N-1056B-003 by Lt. Corey Barker from the Navy News Stand) Bill Gonyo
    Klakring 441k 3 July 2002: Off the coast of Chile - The guided missile frigate USS Klakring (FFG 42) leaves the port city of Coquimbo, Chile, to participate in the Pacific Phase of UNITAS 43-03. UNITAS (Latin for "unity") involves warships from six countries participating in ten days of intense wargames designed to build multinational coalitions while promoting hemispheric defense and mutual cooperation. (U.S. Navy photo #020703-N-1056B-003 by Lt. Corey Barker from the Navy News Stand) Fred Weiss
    Klakring 73k 5 July 2002: The Eastern Pacific Ocean - A BQM-64E drone is launched from the deck of Klakring during the Pacific Phase of UNITAS 43-03. UNITAS (Latin for "unity") involves warships from six countries participating in ten days of intense war games designed to build multinational coalitions while promoting hemispheric defense and mutual cooperation. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SD-03-16941 by PH1 Shane T. McCoy from the DVIC)
    Klakring 69k 5 July 2002: The Eastern Pacific Ocean - A BQM-64E drone is launched from the deck of Klakring during the Pacific Phase of UNITAS 43-03. UNITAS (Latin for "unity") involves warships from six countries participating in ten days of intense war games designed to build multinational coalitions while promoting hemispheric defense and mutual cooperation. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SD-03-16940 by PH1 Shane T. McCoy, from the DVIC)
    Klakring 51k 16 May 2003: Naval Station Mayport, Fla. - Klakring and Doyle tied up at the Naval Station during a visit by the USS Allen M. Sumner (DD 692) Reunion Association. Tony Cowart
    Klakring 55k 16 May 2003: Naval Station Mayport, Fla. - Klakring‘s name board and missile launcher, taken during a visit by the USS Allen M. Sumner (DD 692) Reunion Association.
    Klakring 469k 18 April 2004: Souda Bay, Crete, Greece - The guided missile frigate USS Klakring (FFG 42) arrives for a brief port visit at Souda Bay. Klakring is assigned to NATO's Immediate Reaction Force, Standing Naval Force Atlantic (STANAVFORLANT) operating in the Eastern Mediterranean under Operation Active Endeavor. The force is NATO's maritime contribution to the fight against international terrorism. The Operation includes the compliant boarding of suspect vessels. Klakring is homeported in Mayport, Florida and is the 33rd Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate. (U.S. Navy photo #040418-N-0780F-028 by Paul Farley, from the Navy Newstand) Fred Weiss
    Klakring 590k 19 June 2004: Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland - The crew of guided missile frigate USS Klakring (FFG 42) takes a few days of rest and relaxation before heading North of Scotland to take part in a Joint Maritime Exercise. Klakring joins a British Royal Navy destroyer, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), fast attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755) and fast combat support ship USS Detroit (AOE 4) as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization contribution to the upcoming exercise. (U.S. Navy photo #040619-N-0000X-001 by Dave Cullen from the Navy News Stand) Navsource
    Klakring 350 24 May 2006: New York Harbor, N.Y. - The guided missile frigate USS Klakring (FFG 42) sails pass the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, headed for a Manhattan pier to participate in the 19th Annual Fleet Week New York City. Fleet Week has been sponsored by New York City since 1984 in celebration of the United States sea service. The annual event also provides an opportunity for citizens of New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area to meet Sailors, and Marines, as well as witness first hand the latest capabilities of today's Navy and Marine Corps team. Fleet week includes dozens of military demonstrations and displays, including public tours of many of the participating ships. (U.S. Navy photo #060524-N-4936C-002 by JO2 David P. Coleman from the Navy News Stand)
    Klakring 364k 24 May 2006: New York Harbor, N.Y. - The guided missile frigate USS Klakring (FFG 42), passes port side of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) while entering New York Harbor during the parade of ships, Fleet New York Week 2006. Fleet Week has been sponsored by New York City since 1984 in celebration of the United States sea service. The annual event also provides an opportunity for citizens of New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area to meet Sailors, and Marines, as well as witness first hand the latest capabilities of today's Navy and Marine Corps team. Fleet week includes dozens of military demonstrations and displays, including public tours of many of the participating ships. (U.S. Navy photo #060524-N-7365V-004 by PHAN Dennard Vinson from the Navy News Stand)
    Klakring 311k 24 May 2006: New York Harbor, N.Y. - The guided missile frigate USS Klakring (FFG 42) passes port side of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) while entering New York Harbor during the parade of ships, Fleet New York Week 2006. Fleet Week has been sponsored by New York City since 1984 in celebration of the United States sea service. The annual event also provides an opportunity for citizens of New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area to meet Sailors, and Marines, as well as witness first hand the latest capabilities of today’s Navy and Marine Corps team. Fleet week includes dozens of military demonstrations and displays, including public tours of many of the participating ships. (U.S. Navy photo #060524-N-1371G-036 by PH2 Valerie S. Guffey, from the Navy News Stand)
    Klakring 111k undated: off Mayport, Fla. - Klakring appears to have found the end of the rainbow. I took this picture from the port bridgewing of USS DeWert just after a thunderstorm. We were pulling into Mayport, Klakring was heading out to sea. QM2(SW) Timothy Vogt
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    Klakring 200k 17 March 2009: Souda Bay, Greece - Sailors aboard Klakring and USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) conduct morning colors during a routine port visit to Souda Bay. (U.S. Navy photo #090317-N-0780F-007 by Paul farley, from the Navy News Stand) Robert M. Cieri
    Klakring 107k 25 March 2009: Sevastopol, Ukraine - Klakring made a five day port visit to Sevastopol. These shots were taken by Eugene. Eugene Ivkin
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    Klakring 157k 2 April 2009: Batumi, Republic of Georgia - President of the Republic of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili is interviewed by local media after a luncheon aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Klakring (FFG 42). During the luncheon, Saakashvili thanked the crew for their hospitality and discussed the strong relationship between the United States and the Republic of Georgia. Klakring is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility conducting theater security cooperation engagements with regional nations. (U.S. Navy photo #090402-N-6480G-023 by Ensign Peter Goodman, from the Navy News Stand) Robert M. Cieri
    Klakring 334k 4 June 2009: Souda Bay, Greece - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Klakring (FFG 42) arrives alongside the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) at Souda Bay. Klakring and Anzio are both conducting routine port visits. (U.S. Navy photo #090604-N-9063M-001 by MC3 John Martinez, from the Navy News Stand)
    Klakring 483k 11 April 2010: St. Lucia - Damage Controlmen aboard Klakring conduct hose handling drills with crewmembers in St. Lucia. Klakring is on a six-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean as part of Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo #100411-N-9301W-692 by MC1 Darryl Wood from the Navy News Stand) Navsource
    Klakring 489k 7 May 2010: Montevideo, Uruguay - Sailors man the rails as Klakring pulls into port in Montevideo, Uruguay while on her Southern Seas 2010 deployment. Southern Seas is a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo #100507-N-9301W-345 by MC1 Darryl Wood from the Navy News Stand)
    Klakring 382k 18 May 2010: the Atlantic Ocean - Klakring prepares to transfer sailors on a rigid-hull inflatable boat for cross deck exchanges during the UNITAS LANT multi-national naval exercise. Klakring is on a six-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean as part of Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo #100518-N-9301W-174 by MC1 Darryl Wood from the Navy News Stand)
    Klakring 135k 6 June 2010: the Straits of Magellan - Sailors aboard Klakring work on the foc'sle while transiting the Strait of Magellan during a six-month 2010 Southern Seas deployment. Southern Seas is a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo #100606-N-8729S-002 by MC1 Michael J. Scott from the Navy News Stand)
    Klakring 404k 28 June 2010: the Pacific Ocean - Klakring cruises in the Pacific Ocean. Klakring is on a six-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean as part of Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo #100628-N-5319A-072 by MC1 Brien Aho from the Navy News Stand)
    Klakring 413k 11 September 2010: the Caribbean Sea - Sailors on the flight deck of Klakring stand in formation during a moment of remembrance to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Klakring is on a six-month deployment to South America and the Caribbean as part of Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo #100911-N-9301W-114 by MC1 Darryl Wood from the Navy News Stand)
    Klakring 411k 14 September 2010: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Klakring is moored in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Klakring is deployed supporting Southern Partnership Station 2010, a deployment of various specialty platforms to the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Central America. (U.S. Navy photo #100914-N-4971L-230 by MC1 Rachael L. Leslie from the Navy News Stand)
    Klakring 439k 29 September 2010: St. Johns River, Fla. - Klakring returns to Naval Station Mayport after a successful six-month deployment to the Caribbean, Central and South America supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. Southern Seas focuses on working with partner nations in the region conducting exercises, military-to-military engagements, and theater security cooperation engagements to enhance interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo #100929-N-5469W-167 by MC2 Robert A. Wood, Sr. from the Navy News Stand)
    Klakring 181k 6 July 2012: Ponta Delgada, The Azores - Klakring photographed on a port visit. Carlos Manuel Estrela
    Klakring 542k 16 November 2012: Mediterranean Sea - The guided-missile frigate Klakring departs Souda Bay, Greece following a port visit. Klakring, homeported at Mayport, Fla., is deployed conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo #121116-N-MO201-065 by Paul Farley from the Navy News Stand) Navsource
    Klakring 342k 01 December 2012: Mayport, Fla. - The guided-missile frigate Klakring returns to its homeport of Naval Station Mayport after a six-month deployment to the Caribbean Sea and eastern coast of South America. Klakring participated in intelligence surveillance reconnaissance in support of anti-piracy operations utilizing Fire Scout, an unmanned aerial vehicle. (U.S. Navy photo #121201-N-MJ645-052 by MC2 Marcus L. Stanley from the Navy News Stand)
    Klakring 397k 22 March 2013: Mayport, Fla. - The color guard presents the colors as the official party salutes during a decommissioning ceremony of the guided-missile frigate USS Klakring (FFG 42). Klakring is being decommissioned after 29 years of service aboard Naval Station Mayport. (U.S. Navy photo #130322-N-WA189-030 by MC2 Adam Henderson from the Navy News Stand)
    Klakring 364k 22 March 2013: Mayport, Fla. - Plankowners from the first crew of Klakring walk off the ship for the last time during its decommissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo #130322-N-WA189-051 by MC2 Adam Henderson from the Navy News Stand)
    Klakring 384k 22 March 2013: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors salute the ensign as it is lowered on the fantail of the guided-missile frigate USS Klakring (FFG 42). Klakring is being decommissioned at Naval Station Mayport after 29 years of service. (U.S. Navy photo #130322-N-WA189-070 by MC2 Adam Henderson from the Navy News Stand)
    Klakring 416k 20 September 2013: Philadelphia, Pa. - Two shots of Klakring and seven decommissioned sisters berthed at the Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility at the old Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. These were taken by Ed from the deck of ex-Charles F. Adams while on a scavenging trip. Ed Zajkowski
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    Klakring Memorabilia
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    View the USS Klakring (FFG 42) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Klakring's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  20 Aug. 1983 - 12 Dec. 1985Cmdr. Leonard O. Wahlig
    2.)  12 Dec. 1985 - 22 Jan. 1988Cmdr. James Maynard Coon
    3.)  22 Jan. 1988 - 30 Mar. 1990Cmdr. Dennis James Van Buskirk
    4.)  30 Mar. 1990 - 04 Jan. 1992Cmdr. Larry J. Carter
    5.)  04 Jan. 1992 - 12 Nov. 1993Cmdr. Paul Douglas Danks
    6.)  12 Nov. 1993 - 20 Jun. 1995 Cmdr. Stephen A. Hill
    7.)  20 Jun. 1995 - 28 Mar. 1997Cmdr. David Clyde Beam
    8.)  28 Mar. 1997 - 13 Oct. 1998Cmdr. Robert A. Bogdanowicz
    9.)  13 Oct. 1998 - 16 Jun. 2000Cmdr. James Stephen Maynard
    10.) 16 Jun. 2000 - 17 May 2002Cmdr. Stephen Fairbank Davis, Jr.
    11.) 17 May 2002 - 16 Jan. 2004Cmdr. Mark David Genung
    12.) 16 Jan. 2004 - 10 Mar. 2006Cmdr. Aaron Charles Jacobs
    13.) 10 Mar. 2006 - 20 Aug. 2007Cmdr. Randall Lee Lovell
    14.) 20 Aug. 2007 - 23 Jan. 2009Cmdr. Ian Richmond Pollitt (Inglewood, Cal.)
    15.) 23 Jan. 2009 - 25 Feb. 2011Cmdr. Scott Allan Smith
    16.) 25 Feb. 2011 - .. Jan. 2013Cmdr. Darrell Smooth Canady (Hope Mills, S.C.)
    17.) .. Jan. 2013 - 22 Mar. 2013Cmdr. Bertram Cort Hodge

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