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USS Rentz (FFG 46)


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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 w/ 1 star - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation w/ 2 stars
Second Row: Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3) - National Defense Service Ribbon w/ 1 star - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ 2 stars
Third Row: Southwest Asia Service Medal - GWOT Expeditionary Service Medal - Global War on Terror Service Medal
Fourth Row: Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 6 stars - CG Special Operations Service Ribbon w/ 2 stars - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

"Dread Nought"
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
Rentz (FFG 46) Building and Operational Data:
  • 28 April 1980: Building contract awarded to Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp.
  • 18 September 1982: Keel laid by the Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. (Los Angeles Division), San Pedro, Cal.
  • 16 July 1983: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Neil F. Lansing, daughter of Chaplain Rentz
  • 30 June 1984: Commissioned at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, Cmdr. Martin J. Mayer in command, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 1
  • .. December 1985: Homeport shifted to San Diego, Cal.
  • 14 February 1997: Navy Secretary John H. Dalton announced that Rentz was the "Small Mess Afloat" winner of the Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for outstanding food service in the Navy
  • 07 April 2000: It was announced that Rentz was the "Small Mess Afloat, Pacific" runner up for the Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for outstanding food service in the Navy
  • 09 May 2014: Ceremonially decommissioned at Naval Station San Diego after 29 years and 10⅓ months of service
  • 23 May 2014: Formally decommissioned and struck from the Naval Vessel Register (for disposal)
  • 13 September 2016: Used as a SINKEX target during Exercise Valiant Shield, 220 nm NE of Guam (took 5 hours to sink after 22 missile hits)
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    48k George Snavely Rentz was born on 25 July 1882 in Lebanon, Pa. He graduated the Princeton Theological Seminary and was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1909. He was appointed a chaplain with the rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade when the United States entered WWI. Attaining the rank of Commander in 1924, he served in Florida (BB 30), Wright (AV 1), West Virginia (BB 48), Augusta (CA 31), a number of shore-duty postings, and finally Houston (CA 30). During the Battle of Sunda Strait on 01 March 1942, the Australian light cruiser Perth and Houston were both sunk. During the abandonment of Houston, Commander Rentz entered the water and with other crewmembers made his way to safety on a floating aircraft pontoon. Aware that others were in worst need than he, he told them, "you men are young; I have lived the major part of my life, and I am willing to go." He gave up his position and lifejacket, trying to save the lives of other sailors. Of the original crew of 1,061 aboard Houston, he was one of the 693 men to perish.

    USS Rentz (FFG 46) (1984-2014) was the first ship to be named in his honor.

    (Photo from the USS Rentz website)
    Mike Smolinski
    Clifton, N.J.

    Archive Manager
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    Rentz 195k 31 December 1983: San Pedro, Cal. - An elevated starboard bow view of USS Rentz (FFG 46) under construction at Todd Pacific Shipyards. The ship is 80 percent complete.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-84-04985 by Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp. from the Defense Visual Information Center)
    Rentz 154k 24 April 1984: the Pacific Ocean - An aerial port bow view of Rentz underway on trials.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-84-07929 by Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp. from the DVIC)
    Rentz 170k 07 May 1984: San Pedro, Cal. - A port quarter view of Rentz at 100 percent completion. Another Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate can be seen in the background.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-84-10172 by Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp. from the DVIC)
    Rentz 155k 16 July 1984: San Pedro, Cal. - A port bow view of Rentz in dry dock at Todd Shipyards.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-84-09605 from the DVIC)
    James H. Hopper III,
    Commander, USN (ret.)
    Rentz 95k date / location unknown Jerry Hays
    Rentz 141k 29 April 1986: the Pacific Ocean - A port bow view of Rentz underway alongside the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV 61) during an underway replenishment.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-94-00453 by PH3 Layman from the DVIC)
    Mike Smolinski
    Clifton, N.J.

    Archive Manager
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    Rentz 110k 29 April 1986: the Pacific Ocean - Crew members standing on top of the bridge of Rentz haul on a line from Ranger during an underway replenishment.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-94-00455 by PH3 Layman from the DVIC)
    Rentz 102k 29 April 1986: the Pacific Ocean - Crew members haul on a line aboard Rentz as a refueling hose is brought across from Ranger during an underway replenishment.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-94-00454 by PH3 Layman from the DVIC)
    Rentz 69k 05 November 1986: Qingdao, Shanghai, China - A starboard quarter view of Rentz entering the harbor. Accompanying the ship are the destroyer USS Oldendorf (DD 972) and the guided missile cruiser USS Reeves (CG 24). This is the first visit by U.S. Navy ships to China in 40 years.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-87-02191 by PH1 Mussi from the DVIC)
    Rentz 71k 05 November 1986: Qingdao, Shanghai, China - Crew members of Rentz man the rail as the vessel enters the harbor. Rentz is part of the first US Navy warship contingent to visit China in forty years.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-06452 by PHC Chet King from the DVIC)

    *** Feature Page for Rentz's Qingdao Visit ***

    Rentz 161k 01 October 1987: the Persian Gulf - Rentz escorts the transport oiler USS Sealift China Sea (T-AOT 170).

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-93-00641 by PH1 Terry Cosgrove from the DVIC)
    Rentz 89k 01 October 1987: the Persian Gulf - An air-to-air left view of a Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) SH-3 Sea King helicopter and an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter over Rentz.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-88-01838 by PH2 Elliot from the DVIC)
    Rentz 169k 30 May 1990: the Pacific Ocean - A starboard bow view of Rentz underway.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-91-00852 by PH2 Elliot from the DVIC)
    Rentz 157k 30 May 1990: the Pacific Ocean - A starboard quarter view of Rentz underway.

    U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-91-00853 by PHAN Andrew C. Heuer from the DVIC)
    Rentz 146k 30 May 1990: the Pacific Ocean - An overhead view of Rentz underway off the coast of San Diego.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-10736 by PH2 Ernest Norquist from the DVIC)
    Rentz 121k 30 May 1990: the Pacific Ocean - A port beam view of Rentz underway off the coast of San Diego.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-10737 by PH2 Ernest Norquist from the DVIC)
    Rentz 155k 01 June 1990: the Pacific Ocean - A starboard view of Rentz underway off the coast of San Diego.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-10725 by PH3 Andrew C. Heuer from the DVIC)
    Rentz 105k 04 August 1991: Hong Kong - Taken by Mr. Chiu while Rentz was making a port visit. William Chiu
    Rentz 187k 11 October 1991: San Diego, Cal. - A starboard beam view of Rentz in San Diego Bay. She’s passing in review as part of the Parade of Ships, San Diego's Accolades '91 celebration honoring local military units and installations.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-92-03848 by PH1 R.J. Oriez, from the DVIC)
    Mike Smolinski
    Clifton, N.J.

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    Rentz 189k 11 October 1991: San Diego, Cal. - A starboard beam view of Rentz in San Diego Bay. The vessel is one of six U.S. Navy ships taking part in the Parade of Ships, part of San Diego's Accolades '91 celebration honoring local military units and installations.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-62-01252 by PH1 R.J. Oriez from the DVIC)
    Rentz 172k 04 April 1995: off San Diego, Cal. - Aerial starboard side view of Rentz underway on the Pacific Ocean.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-05-10894 by PH1(AW) Mahlon K. Miller from the DVIC)
    Rentz 137k 04 April 1995: off San Diego, Cal. - Aerial port side view of Rentz underway on the Pacific Ocean.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-05-10895 by PH1(AW) Mahlon K. Miller from the DVIC)
    Rentz 900k 04 April 1995: San Diego, Cal. - Aerial starboard side view of Rentz underway on San Diego Bay with Shoreline Park and San Diego Sub Base in the background.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-05-10896 by PH1(AW) Mahlon K. Miller from the DVIC)
    ***Jarrett*** 210k 30 September 1997: Eastern Pacific - USS Jarrett (FFG 33) and Rentz underway during fleet operations.

    (U.S. Navy photo #970930-N-0000U-015 from the Navy News Stand)
    Bill Gonyo
    Downey, Cal.

    Assoc. Researcher
    Navsource
    Rentz 162k 30 May 1999: the Pacific Ocean - A port bow view of Rentz underway off the coast of San Diego.

    (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DNSC-91-00855 by PHAN Heuer, from the DVIC)
    Mike Smolinski
    Clifton, N.J.

    Archive Manager
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    Rentz 655k 22 August 1999: the Pacific Ocean - The USS John C. Stennis Battle Group breaks away from CVN 74 following a Battle Group PHOTOEX off the coast of Southern California. COMCARGRUSEVEN vessels (clockwise from bottom left to bottom right) include USS Russell (DDG 59), USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), USS Elliot (DD 967), USS Bridge (AOE 10), USS Port Royal (CG 73), and USS Rentz (FFG 46).

    (U.S. Navy photo #990822-N-8031S-005 by PHC(AW) Troy D. Summers from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
    Rentz 127k 05 August 2003: Eastern Pacific - During a counter drug operation in the Eastern Pacific, USS Rentz (FFG 46) crew members combat a fire set by suspected drug traffickers in an attempt to escape and destroy evidence. During this operation, the guided missile frigate recovered 37 kilos of cocaine and detained five suspects, who were turned over to proper authorities for prosecution. U.S. Navy Ships are routinely deployed to the Eastern Pacific and Caribbean in support of the war on drugs. Rentz recently pulled into Naval Station Mayport, Fla., to offload seized cargo, and to conduct a scheduled intermediate maintenance availability (IMA) at the mid-point of her six-month deployment with Commander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command.

    (U.S. Navy photo #030805-N-0000X-001 from the Navy News Stand)
    Rentz 116k 06 August 2004: the Pacific Ocean - An aerial port bow view of Rentz underway during sea trials.

    (U.S. Navy photo #DN-SC-85-07068 from the DVIC)
    Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom
    Rentz 99k 20 August 2004: Naval Air Station North Island, Cal. - USS Rentz returns to San Diego after a routine underway period. Rentz is home ported in San Diego, Cal.

    (U.S. Navy photo #040820-N-2143T-023 by AN Mabel Y. Tinoko from the Navy News Stand)
    Bill Gonyo
    Downey, Cal.

    Assoc. Researcher
    Navsource
    Rentz 87k 12 June 2006: Portland, Ore. - Guided missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) heads back out to sea as she passes under the Willamette River Steel Bridge early Monday morning. Rentz was one of four U.S. Navy ships visiting Portland for the 99th annual Rose Festival.

    (U.S. Navy photo #060612-N-1683M-001 by PH1 McVicar from the Navy News Stand)
    Mike Smolinski
    Clifton, N.J.

    Archive Manager
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    Rentz 140k 02 July 2007: San Pedro, Cal. - USS Rentz (FFG 46) pulls into the Port of Los Angeles for a port visit. Rentz was built at the Todd Pacific Shipyard in San Pedro, and this is the first time the ship has visited the city after she was commissioned.

    (U.S. Navy photo #070702-N-6536T-011 by MC2 Elizabeth Thompson from the Navy Newstand)
    Rentz 87k 04 July 2007: San Pedro, Cal. - Fire Controlman 2nd Class Joshua Murray, of Syracuse, N.Y., assigned to Rentz, stands force protection watch aboard ship during a Fourth of July fireworks display in the city. Rentz is conducting a port visit to the Los Angeles area in support of Navy Days LA.

    (U.S. Navy photo #070704-N-6536T-050 by MC2 Elizabeth Thompson from the Navy Newstand)
    Rentz 146k 10 September 2007: San Diego, Cal. - Chilean submarine CS Simpson (SS 21) pulls into port as USS Rentz (FFG 46) passes by. Simpson will be at Naval Base Point Loma for three months as part of the Diesel Electric Submarine Initiative with the U.S. Navy. DESI is a partnership that allows the U.S. and other allied navies to work together to train and test underwater warfare capabilities through engagement tactics, weapon system tests and close encounter operations.

    (U.S. Navy photo #070910-N-0946B-001 by MC1 Kristina Brockman from the Navy Newstand)
    Rentz 572k 07 August 2009: The Pacific Ocean - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) participates in the Undersea Warfare Exercise (USWEX 09). Rentz is deployed in support of operations in the 5th and 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting the Maritime Strategy.

    (U.S. Navy photo #090807-N-6516T-077 and 090807-N-6516T-066 by MC3 Michael N. Tialemasunu from the Navy News Stand)
    Rentz 196k
    Rentz 493k 09 December 2010: the Pacific Ocean - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class Frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) trail the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at dawn during a simulated straits transit. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are currently on a three-week composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) followed by a western Pacific deployment.

    (U.S. Navy photo #101209-N-7981E-129 by MC2 James R. Evans from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
    Rentz 346k 09 December 2010: the Pacific Ocean - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class Frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) trail the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at dawn during a simulated straits transit. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are currently on a three-week composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) followed by a western Pacific deployment.

    (U.S. Navy photo #101209-N-7981E-293 by MC2 James R. Evans from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
    Rentz 185k 09 December 2010: the Pacific Ocean - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class Frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) launches an SH-60B Seahawk while trailing the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at dawn during a simulated straits transit. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are currently on a three-week composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) followed by a western Pacific deployment.

    (U.S. Navy photo #101209-N-9211R-010 by MC2 James R. Evans from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
    Rentz 428k 09 December 2010: the Pacific Ocean - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class Frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) trails the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) recovers an SH-60B Seahawk during a simulated straits transit.

    (U.S. Navy photo #101209-N-7981E-353 by MC2 James R. Evans from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
    Rentz 166k 19 May 2012: San Diego, Cal. - Rentz moored at the San Diego Naval Station. Richard Miller
    BMCS, USNR (ret.)
    Rentz 313k 19 June 2013: San Diego, Cal. - The guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) underway in San Diego Harbor passing the moored USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), to Rentz's starboard side. Lawrence Backus
    Baltimore, Md.
    Rentz 279k 07 September 2013: Cartagena, Colombia - Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Rentz (FFG 47) anchors in the Cartagena harbor to prepare for the start of the annual UNITAS multinational naval exercise hosted this year by the Colombian Navy from 08 to 15 September.

    (U.S. Navy photo #130907-N-IC228-003 by Lcdr. Corey Barker from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
    Mike Smolinski
    Clifton, N.J.

    Archive Manager
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    Rentz 312k 08 September 2013: the Caribbean Sea – The guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46), left, and the Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Iroquois (F 280) transit the Caribbean Sea during the 2013 UNITAS multinational maritime exercise hosted this year by the Colombian Navy.

    (U.S. Navy photo #130908-N-ZZ999-300 courtesy of the Royal Canadian Navy by Cpl. Anthony Chand from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
    Rentz 419k 09 September 2013: the Caribbean Sea – The San Diego-based frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46), assigned to U.S. 4th Fleet, and Brazilian frigate BNS Rademaker (F 49) maneuver for a photo exercise during the annual UNITAS multinational maritime exercise.

    (U.S. Navy photo #1130909-N-IC228-006 by Lcdr. Corey Barker from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
    Rentz 31k 09 September 2013: the Caribbean Sea – The San Diego-based frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) during a photo exercise as part of the kick-off of the annual UNITAS multinational maritime exercise while assigned to U.S. 4th Fleet.

    (U.S. Navy photo #130909-N-IC228-1010 by Lcdr. Corey Barker from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
    Rentz 602k 11 September 2013: the Caribbean Sea - USS Rentz (FFG 46) receives fuel lines from the Canadian supply ship HMCS Preserver during a replenishment at sea evolution as part of UNITAS 2013 hosted this year by the Colombian Navy in the Eastern Caribbean Sea.

    (U.S. Navy photo #130911-N-IC228-004 by Lcdr. Corey Barker from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
    Rentz 200k 12 September 2013: the Caribbean Sea - The guided missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) conducts boarding and search training during exercise Unitas 54-13 in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Cartegena, Colombia. Unitas, Latin for "unity," is an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, multinational naval exercise designed to enhance security cooperation and improve coalition operations between South American and U.S. maritime forces.

    (U.S. Navy photo #130912-N-WA189-009 by MC2 Adam Henderson from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
    Rentz 404k 28 February 2014: San Diego, Cal. - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) transits San Diego Bay following a seven month deployment. Deployed since 25 July 2013, the officers and crew of Rentz, in conjunction with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 and U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachments, disrupted four shipments of cocaine, totaling nearly 2,000 kilograms, in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central and South America as part of Operation Martillo.

    (Upper: U.S. Navy photo #140228-N-HF252-009 by MC2 Derek Stroop from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
    (Lower: U.S. Navy photo #140228-N-YW024-076 by MC3 Katarzyna Kobiljak from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
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    Rentz 347k 28 February 2014: San Diego, Cal. - The guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) prepares to pull alongside pier 13 at the Naval Base San Diego.

    (U.S. Navy photo #140228-N-YW024-116 by MC3 Katarzyna Kobiljak from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
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    09 May 2014: San Diego, Cal. - Sailors man the rails during the decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego for the guided-missile frigate USS Rentz
    (FFG 46). Rentz, named in honor of Navy Cross recipient Chaplain George Snavely Rentz, was decommissioned after 30 years of service. The invocation and
    benediction were given by Navy Chaplain, Lcdr. Wayne Tomasek. The principal speaker at the ceremony was retired Vice Admiral Martin J. Mayer, Rentz's
    first commanding officer. After being placed out of commission by Commander Lance C. Lantier, the first and last CO of Rentz were piped ashore.

    (U.S. Navy photos from the from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
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    5.) 140509-N-ZU025-05211.) 140509-N-ZU025-20716.) 140509-N-ZU025-232
    6.) 140509-N-ZU025-063

    Rentz 298k 10 July 2014: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - ex-USS Rentz being towed into Pearl Harbor by the USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52). Rentz is now moored in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Pearl Harbor, awaiting foreign sale or other disposition. Wade Armstrong
    Captain
    Pearl Harbor Pilot
    Peleliu
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    167k 01 July 2016: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - U.S. Navy ships laid up in reserve in the Middle Loch at Pearl Harbor. Identifiable ships are (front to back):

    Amphibious Assault Ship USS Peleliu (LHA-5),
    Guided Missile Frigate ex-McClusky (FFG-41) and
    Guided Missile Frigate ex-Vandegrift (FFG-48) nested alongside
    Amphibious Assault Ship USS Tarawa (LHA-1),
    Guided Missile Frigate ex-Crommelin (FFG-37),
    Guided Missile Frigate ex-Curts (FFG-38),
    Guided Missile Frigate ex-Thach (FFG-43) and
    Guided Missile Frigate ex-Rentz (FFG-46) nested together ahead of
    Landing Ship Tank ex- Racine (LST-1191),
    Dock Landing Ship USS Cleveland (LPD-7), and
    Dock Landing Ship USS Juneau (LPD-10);
    Amphibious Cargo Ship ex-Durham (LKA-114) and
    Amphibious Cargo Ship ex- St. Louis (LKA-116).
    Dock Landing Ship USS Denver (LPD-9),

    U. S. Navy photo # 160701-N-SI773-264 Pearl Harbor, July 16, 2001 by MC1 Ace Rheaume, USN.
    Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom
    Rentz 4.31Mb 13 September 2016: Guam - Forward looking infrared radiometer (FLIR) imagery from a U.S. Navy Patrol Squadron 46 P-3 Orion documenting live fire from ships and aircraft participating in Exercise Valiant Shield 2016. The decommissioned USS Rentz (FFG 46) sank in waters 30,000 feet deep, 220 nautical miles northeast on Guam.

    (U.S. Navy film VIRIN #160913-F-PW498-016 by SSgt. Mariko Frazee, AFN Pacific, from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
    Mike Smolinski
    Clifton, N.J.

    Archive Manager
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    "Rentz, The Ship"    -    "Rentz, The People"


    Rentz Memorabilia
    Ship's
    Plaque
    Rentz
    Courtesy of
    Tommy Trampp
    China Cruise
    Patch
    Rentz
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski
    Challenge
    Coin, Ship
    Rentz
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski
    Challenge
    Coin, CO
    Rentz
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski
    Decommissioning
    Invitation
    Rentz
    Courtesy of
    Ron Reeves
    Decommissioning
    Booklet
    Rentz
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski

    Rentz History
    View the USS Rentz (FFG 46) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Supplemental History Page: Rentz Visits Qingdao, China, 05 - 10 November 1986

    Rentz's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  30 Jun. 1984 - 22 Nov. 1986Cmdr. Martin Jules Mayer (OCS '66) (Upper Montclair, N.J.) (retired as Vadm.)
    2.)  22 Nov. 1986 - 15 Dec. 1988Cmdr. James Albert Hooper IV (USNA '69) (Navy Junior) (retired as Vadm.)
    3.)  15 Dec. 1988 - 19 Dec. 1990Cmdr. Kenneth S. Jordan (USNA '71) (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
    4.)  19 Dec. 1990 - 24 Jul. 1992Cmdr. Daniel Edward Busch (OCS '73) (Minn.)
    5.)  24 Jul. 1992 - 06 May 1994Cmdr. Bruce T. Van Belle (NROTC '73) (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    6.)  06 May 1994 - 12 Jul. 1995Cmdr. Robert Eduard Johnston (NROTC '74) (Navy Jr., Ft. Ord, Cal.)
    7.)  12 Jul. 1995 - 10 Jan. 1997Cmdr. Gregory J. Allen (Buffalo, N.Y.)
    8.)  10 Jan. 1997 - 26 Jun. 1998Cmdr. John Bellows Sturges III (USNA '78)
    9.)  26 Jun. 1998 - .. Jan. 2000Cmdr. Benjamin Frank Roper
    10.) -- Jan. 2000 - --.--.2001Cmdr. Michael Raymond Mara (USNA '78)
    11.) .. .... 2001 - 07 Feb. 2003Cmdr. Thomas Reagan Beall
    12.) 07 Feb. 2003 - 09 Jul. 2004Cmdr. Jeffrey David Frederick (NYMarColl. '85)
    13.) 09 Jul. 2004 - 28 Apr. 2006Cmdr. Dominic (Dom) DeScisciolo (prior enl. / NROTC '86) (New York, N.Y.)
    14.) 28 Apr. 2006 - .. Apr. 2008Cmdr. Mark E. Johnson (NROTC '87)
    15.) .. Apr. 2008 - 13 Nov. 2009Cmdr. David T. Glenister (NROTC '90) (East Rockaway, N.Y.)
    16.) 13 Nov. 2009 - 20 Apr. 2011Cmdr. Jeffrey A. Miller (Alton, Me.)
    17.) 20 Apr. 2011 - 19 Oct. 2012Cmdr. Michael Fleming Davis (Middleburg, Fla.)
    18.) 19 Oct. 2012 - 09 May 2014Cmdr. Lance Chad Lantier (prior enl. / USNA '95) (Lafayette, La.)

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