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USS Carr (FFG 52)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - C - A - R
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons




Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Joint Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation w 1 star - CG Meritorious Team Award
Second Row: Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2) - National Defense Service Ribbon w/ 1 star - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w 1 star
Third Row: Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 2 stars - Armed Forces Service Ribbon w/ 1 star - Humanitarian Service Medal
Fourth Row: Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 5 stars - CG Special Operations Service Ribbon - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)


"Courage - Will - Determination"
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
Carr (FFG 52) Building and Operational Data:
  • 22 May 1981: Building contract awarded to the Todd-Pacific Shipbuilding Corp.
  • 26 March 1982: Keel laid by the Todd-Pacific Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle, Wash. (the last FFG-7 Class ship built by Todd Seattle)
  • 26 February 1983: Launched and christened, sponsored by Goldie Carr Bensilhe, GM3 Carr's widow
  • 27 July 1985: Commissioned at Seattle, Wash., Cmdr. Robert J. Horne in command; assigned to Destroyer Squadron 6 at Charleston, S.C.
  • 22 - 29 April 1988: Took part in the rescue operation for USS Bonefish (SS-582)
  • .. August 1992: Reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 4
  • .. November 1995: Homeport changed to Norfolk, Va., reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 32
  • 1998: Reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 2
  • 13 March 2013: Decommissioned at Norfolk, Va. after 27.6 years of service; struck from the NVR (for disposal)
  • 18 December 2014: Slated for sale to Taiwan by the Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2013, signed this date
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    Carr 75k Artist's conception of Carr 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
    Carr 6k Paul Henry Carr (13 February 1924 - 25 October 1944) was born on a farm near Webber Falls, Oklahoma and graduated from Checotah High School in May 1942. Joining the Navy on 27 May 1942, he married Goldie Lee Jamison in October 1943, before receiving orders to the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE 413) in April 1944. During the Battle Off Samar on 25 October 1944, Carr was serving as gun captain of Roberts' Mount 52. After the gun had fired approximately 300 rounds the mount lost power ramming. After seven or eight more shots the air injection system was lost and soon a round cooked off before the breech could be completely shut, destroying the gun and killing most of the gun crew. GM3 Carr stayed at his station and although grievously injured repeatedly tried to load the last remaining shell into the destroyed gun by hand. He soon died of his injuries. GM3 Carr was awarded the Silver Star.

    USS Carr (FFG 52) is the first ship named in his honor.

    Paul Henry Carr - The Carr Family Website

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    Carr 90k 26 March 1982: Seattle, Wash. - J.T. Gilbridge Jr., Capt. Philip F. Crothers Jr. and Radm. T.M. Ward Jr., left to right, pause for a picture in front of the shipyard sign during the keel laying ceremony for the guided missile frigate Carr (FFG 52). (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-82-05678 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the Defense Visual Information Center)
    Carr 213k 17 January 1983: Seattle, Wash. - A bow view of Carr at 20 percent completion. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-84-03024 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Carr 199k 17 January 1983: Seattle, Wash. - A stern view of Carr at 20 percent completion. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-84-03025 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Carr 146k 26 February 1983: Seattle, Wash. - Goldie Carr Bensilhe (GM3 Carr's widow), sponsor for Carr, poses during the ship's launching ceremony at Todd Shipyards Corporation. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-83-11801 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Carr 171k 26 February 1983: Seattle, Wash. - A view of guests attending the launching ceremony for Carr at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-83-11804 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Carr 136k 26 February 1983: Seattle, Wash. - Goldie Carr Bensilhe, sponsor, christens Carr at the conclusion of the launching ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-83-11802 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Carr 142k 26 February 1983: Seattle, Wash. - Carr slides down the ways at the conclusion of the launching ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-83-08838 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Carr 142k 26 February 1983: Seattle, Wash. - Port quarter view of Carr, waterborne for the first time at the conclusion of the launching ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-83-08837 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Carr 200k 16 March 1983: Seattle, Wash. - A port bow view of Carr. Alongside it is Vandegrift (FFG 48) at 40 percent completion. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-84-03007 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Carr 147k 16 April 1985: the Pacific Ocean - Port bow view of Carr underway during builder's acceptance trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-00351 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Carr 105k 16 April 1985: the Pacific Ocean - Port beam view of Carr underway during builder's acceptance trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-00370 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Carr 169k 16 April 1985: the Pacific Ocean - Elevated starboard bow view of Carr underway during builder's acceptance trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-00354 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Carr 143k 16 April 1985: the Pacific Ocean - Port quarter view of Carr underway during builder's acceptance trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-00356 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Carr 149k 16 April 1985: the Pacific Ocean - Starboard beam view of Carr underway during builder's acceptance trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-00357 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Carr 137k 16 April 1985: the Pacific Ocean - Starboard quarter view of Carr underway during builder's acceptance trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-00360 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Carr 139k 27 July 1985: Seattle, Wash. - Starboard bow view of Carr moored to a pier during her commissioning ceremony at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-01133 by PH1 Harry Gerwien from the DVIC)
    Carr 146k 27 July 1985: Seattle, Wash. - An overall view of Carr‘s commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-05339 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Carr 117k 27 July 1985: Seattle, Wash. - Salutes are rendered during the commissioning ceremony of Carr. (Left to Right) Commodore David F. Chandler, deputy commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; John T. Gilbride Jr., vice president and general manager, Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp, Seattle; Mr. Jack Yusen of the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE 413) Survivors Association; Mrs. Goldie Carr Bensilhe, ship‘s sponsor; Commander Robert J. Horne, commanding officer, USS Carr. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01127 by PH1 Harry Gerwien from the DVIC)
    Carr 90k 27 July 1985: Seattle, Wash. - Lcdr. John E. Meyers, executive officer of Carr, addresses guests during the ship's commissioning. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-05341 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp., from the DVIC)
    Carr 92k 27 July 1985: Seattle, Wash. - Crew members stand in formation during the commissioning of Carr. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01114 by PH1 Harry Gerwien from the DVIC)
    Carr 86k 27 July 1985: Seattle, Wash. - A view of the U.S. flag, admiral's flag, and the commissioning pennant aboard Carr. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01129 by PH1 Harry Gerwien from the DVIC)
    Carr 132k 27 July 1985: Seattle, Wash. - Members of the crew run down the pier as they prepare to man the Carr. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01116 by PH1 Harry Gerwien from the DVIC)
    Carr 128k 27 July 1985: Seattle, Wash. - Members of the crew cross the brow of Carr as they man the vessel during its commissioning. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01118 by PH1 Harry Gerwien from the DVIC)
    Carr 156k 27 July 1985: Seattle, Wash. - Crew members man the rail during the commissioning of Carr. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-05342 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Carr 159k 29 April 1988: Charleston, S.C. - Harbor tugs maneuver Carr into port. The Carr served as the rescue ship when a fire aboard the attack submarine USS Bonefish (SS 582) disabled the sub and claimed the lives of three crew members. (U.S. Navy photo #DN-ST-88-06452 by PHAN Petry from the Navy News Stand)
    Carr 130k 9 March 2001: Valletta Harbour, Malta - USS Carr (FFG 52) on a visit. Both pictures were taken by myself. Anthony Vella
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    Carr 82k 14 January 2003: At sea aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - An EA-6B "Prowler" assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron One Four One (VAQ-141) is prepared for launch on one of four steam driven catapults on the ship’s flight deck as the guided missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) comes the ship’s port side. Roosevelt is currently underway conducting training missions in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo #030114-N-4965F-511 by PH1 James Foehl from the Navy News Stand) Navsource
    Carr 202k 14 January 2003: Atlantic Ocean - The guided missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) underway while conducting training missions with USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) battle group. (U.S. Navy photo #030114-N-4965F-502 by PH1 James Foehl from the Navy News Stand) Bill Gonyo
    Carr 77k 29 May 2003: Naval Station Norfolk, Va. - Friends and family members of sailors aboard the guided missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) await the the ship’s return from deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo #030529-N-7097H-001 by PH3 Sondra Howett from the Navy News Stand) Navsource
    Carr 134k 14 January 2006: Atlantic Ocean - The frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) approaches a distressed vessel off the coast of Sierra Leone, Africa. The vessel was spotted by lookouts from the 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). Both ships were heading for waters off the coast of Monrovia, Liberia to help commemorate the inauguration of newly elected President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, on 16 January. The small craft, with a crew of 6 men, had been at sea for 35 days and was without a working motor, food, or water. Within two hours, crew members dispatched from Carr had the vessel moving under it's own power and had replenished supplies with enough food and fuel to get the vessel back to land safely. (U.S. Navy photo #060114-N-8637R-001 by JO1 Kurt Riggs from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 95k 15 January 2006: Atlantic Ocean - The U.S. Navy’s frigate USS Carr (FFG 52), bottom, and the Sixth Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) approach the coast of Monrovia, Liberia, to help commemorate the presidential inauguration of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on Jan. 16. They made the journey from their respective homeports of Norfolk VA and Gaeta, Italy. (U.S. Navy photo #060115-N-8637R-002 by JO1 Kurt Riggs from the Navy News Stand)
    Carr 231k 15 January 2006: Monrovia, Liberia - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) approaches the coast of Monrovia, Liberia. Carr is arriving in Monrovia to commemorate the presidential inauguration of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on 16 January. Carr is homeported at Norfolk VA. (U.S. Navy photo #060115-N-8637R-014 by JO1 Kurt Riggs from the Navy News Stand)
    Carr 133k 21 May 2006: Atlantic Ocean - USS Carr (FFG 52) and dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) execute restricted maneuvers along with amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) expeditionary strike group. Kearsarge and ESG are participating in Composite Unit Training exercise in preparation for a scheduled deployment later this year. (U.S. Navy photo #070522-N-0841E-126 by MC2 Oscar Espinoza from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 114k 11 August 2006: Norfolk, Va. - U.S. Navy Quartermaster Third Class Lucas Gibson (left) helps his younger brother, Terrence Mitchell, raise the flag during a Family and Friends Day cruise aboard Carr. Family and Friends Day gives loved ones a look at life aboard a USN ship. (U.S. Navy photo #060811-N-4014G-080 by MCSA Patrick Gearhiser from the Navy Newstand) Bill Gonyo
    Carr 71k 15 December 2006: Norfolk, Va. - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) won first place for the frigate class with the Grinch as their theme during Decorama 2006. Decorama is an annual competition in which ship and shore commands compete for a chance to win MWR gift certificates. (U.S. Navy photo #061215-N-6827R-042 by MCSA Scott C. Rancilio from the Navy News Stand) Navsource
    Carr 194k 22 May 2007: Atlantic Ocean - The guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52), front, and dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) execute restricted maneuvers during a composite unit training exercise being conducted in preparation for a scheduled deployment later in the year. (U.S. Navy photo #070522-N-084E-027 by MC2 Oscar Espinoza from the Navy Newstand) Robert M. Cieri
    Carr 129k 20 April 2007: Norfolk, Va. - Carr tied up at the Naval Station. (U.S. Navy photo #DSC-00047-FFG52) Wendell McLaughlin
    Carr 162k 8 August 2007 - the Atlantic Ocean - Carr prepares to come along side the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a refueling at sea evolution as the Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group makes its transit across the Atlantic Ocean. Kearsarge ESG is on a six-month scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Operations. (U.S. Navy photo #070808-N-0841E-499 by MC2 Oscar Espinoza from the Navy News Stand) Bill Gonyo
    Carr 101k 9 September 2007: the Red Sea - An SH-60B Seahawk, assigned to the "Proud Warriors" of light helicopter squadron HSL- 42, carries a load of supplies from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) onto the deck of USS Carr (FFG 52) during a vertical replenishment. Carr is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime operations. (U.S. Navy photo #070909-N-0841E-172 by MC2 Oscar Espinoza from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Carr 121k 25 January 2008: Norfolk VA - The guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) returns to the pier on board Naval Station, Norfolk after a six-month deployment. Carr was a part of the Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo #080125-N-1082Z-045 by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky from the Navy Newstand) Bill Gonyo
    Carr 141k 25 January 2008: Norfolk VA - The guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) returns to the pier on board Naval Station, Norfolk after a six-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo #080125-N-1082Z-052 by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky from the Navy Newstand) Robert M. Cieri
    Carr 187k 07 October 2009: Norfolk, Va. - Family and friends await the arrival of the Norfolk-based guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52). Carr was deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility in support of counter-illicit trafficking and theater security cooperation objectives. (U.S. Navy photo #091007-N-6764G-021 by MC3 Brian Goodwin, from the Navy News Stand) Navsource
    Carr 152k 07 October 2009: Norfolk, Va. - Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Corey Evans, assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52), proposes to his girlfriend minutes after returning home from a six-month deployment. Carr was deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility supporting counter-illicit trafficking and theater security cooperation objectives. (U.S. Navy photo #091007-N-6764G-072 by MC3 Brian Goodwin, from the Navy News Stand)
    Carr 231k 25 May 2011: New York City, N.Y. - Cmdr. William Herrmann, commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), renders honors to the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) during a parade of ships in the New York Harbor. New York has 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center towers forged into her bow and is participating in the 24th annual Fleet Week New York. (U.S. Navy photo #110525-N-2147L-001 by MC1 Corey Lewis, from the Navy News Stand)
    Carr 326k 03 June 2011: Boston, Mass. - USS Constitution, left, passes the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) in Boston Harbor during an underway Battle of Midway commemoration. The underway honored approximately 200 members of Gold Star Families who lost loved ones in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom and remembered the Navy's victory at Midway Island in World War II. Carr is making a port visit in anticipation of the local celebration Dorchester Day. (U.S. Navy photo #110603-N-LE393-116 by MC2 Eric Dietrich, from the Navy News Stand)
    Carr 583k 03 June 2011: Boston, Mass. - USS Constitution greets the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) in Boston Harbor during an underway Battle of Midway commemoration. The underway honored approximately 200 members of Gold Star Families who lost loved ones in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom and the Navy's victory at Midway Island in World War II. (U.S. Navy photo #110603-N-SH953-653 by MC2 Kathryn E. Macdonald, from the Navy News Stand)
    Carr 300k 14 June 2011: Norfolk, Va. - Tugboats turn the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) around in the channel for a three-month deployment supporting theater cooperation efforts in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy photo #110614-NYT478-040 by MC1 Lolita Lewis, from the Navy News Stand)
    Carr 158k 28 June 2011: St. Petersburg, Russia - Sailors aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) render honors to the Russian navy diesel-electric submarine St. Petersburg (677) as Carr enters the Port of St. Petersburg. Carr is on a scheduled three-month deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo #110628-N-OM642-094 by MC1 Gary Keen from the Navy News Stand)

    *** Feature Page for Carr's St. Petersburg, Russia Visit ***

    Carr 336k 07 July 2011: the Baltic Sea - Carr transits the Baltic Sea during a scheduled three-month deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo #110707-N-OM642-248 by MC1 Gary Keen, from the Navy News Stand)
    Carr 205k 03 September 2011: Murmansk, Russia - Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Matthew Greenwood, left, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Eric Nobriga, both assigned to Carr, march behind Russian sailors during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Kursk submarine memorial in Murmansk. The memorial honors the Russian submarine kursk, which sank in the Barents Sea on 13 Aug. 2000. Carr is on a three-month deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo #110903-N-ON468-038 by MC2 Jeff Troutman, from the Navy News Stand)
    Carr 392k 07 November 2011: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - The guided-missile frigate Carr pulls into Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a port visit. Carr is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility supporting law enforcement operations. (U.S. Navy photos #111107-N-OH262-006 and 111107-N-OH262-094 by MCC Bill Mesta, from the Navy News Stand) Tommy Trampp
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    Carr 366k 15 November 2011: Norfolk, Va. - The guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk. Carr completed a five-month deployment supporting joint exercises with Baltic nations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo #111115-N-OV802-167 by MC2 William Jamieson, from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Carr 240k 15 November 2011: Norfolk, Va. - Damage Controlman Fireman Dylan Graf hugs his daughters after returning from deployment aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52). (U.S. Navy photo #111115-N-OV802-304 by MC2 William Jamieson, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 210k 01 June 2012: Norfolk, Va. - Yeoman Seaman Scott kisses his girlfriend before boarding the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) for its last deployment. Carr departed Naval Station Norfolk for a six-month deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility in support of civilian and partner nation law enforcement efforts. Carr departed Naval Station Norfolk for a six-month deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility in support of civilian and partner nation law enforcement efforts. (U.S. Navy photo #120601-N-YF783-085 by MC3 Kayla Jo Finley, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 160k 01 June 2012: Norfolk, Va. - Sailors aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) heave lines as the ship prepares to depart for its final deployment. (U.S. Navy photo #120601-N-YF783-081 by MC3 Kayla Jo Finley, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 78k 16 August 2012: USS Carr, At Sea - The guided missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52), not shown, receives mission-essential parts from a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol P-3 Orion patrol aircraft while supporting Operation Martillo Aug. 15, 2012, in the Caribbean Sea. During the exchange, Carr's embarked SH-60B Seahawk helicopter identified a suspect vessel over the horizon. A U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment boarded the vessel and seized 1,250 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of about $17 million. Operation Martillo is a joint, interagency and multinational collaborative effort to deny transnational criminal organizations air and maritime access to the littoral regions of the Central American isthmus. (U.S. Navy photo #120815-N-ZZ999-020 by LS1 Daniel Shelton, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 413k 20 August 2012: The Caribbean Sea - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52), left, and the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) are alongside the starboard side of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) during an underway replenishment. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. (U.S. Navy photo #120820-N-ZE938-185 by MC3 Frank J. Pikul, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 523k 28 November 2012: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Squadron (HS) 48 depart the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) at the ship's homecoming after a U.S. 4th Fleet deployment to support Operation Martillo. The embarked helicopter detachment participated in six interdictions of 3.3 tons of illicit drugs worth an estimated street value of more than $114 million. (U.S. Navy photo #121128-N-IC228-003 by Lcdr. Corey Barker, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 202k 28 November 2012: Mayport, Fla. - Rear Adm. Jon Matheson, deputy commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, visits with family members of sailors assigned to Helicopter Squadron (HS) 48 aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Carr during the ship's homecoming. (U.S. Navy photo #121128-N-IC228-001 by Lcdr. Corey Barker, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 243k 30 November 2012: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) prepare to offload one-and-a-half tons of cocaine and almost 3 tons of marijuana seized while conducting Operation Martillo to federal authorities. The ship is returning after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility conducting counter transnational organized crime operations. (U.S. Navy photo #121130-N-IC228-003 by Lcdr. Corey Barker, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 603k 30 November 2012: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors offload one-and-a-half tons of cocaine and almost 3 tons of marijuana from the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Carr. The drugs were seized while conducting Operation Martillo and are being turned over to federal authorities. The ship is returning after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility conducting counter transnational organized crime operations. (U.S. Navy photo #121130-N-IC228-002 by Lcdr. Corey Barker, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 472k 03 December 2012: Naval Station, Norfolk, Va. - The guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) returns to its homeport of Norfolk after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility conducting counter transnational organized crime operations. (U.S. Navy photo #121203-N-AP176-036 by MS2 Jeff Atherton, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 428k 03 December 2012: Naval Station, Norfolk, Va. - An officer assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) hugs his children after returning to homeport. (U.S. Navy photo #121203-N-AP176-081 by MS2 Jeff Atherton, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 208k 13 March 2013: Naval Station, Norfolk, Va. - The guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) is moored pierside at Naval Station Norfolk during her decommissioning ceremony. Carr was commissioned as the 42nd Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate 27 July 1985. (U.S. Navy photo #130313-N-XJ695-007 by MSSN Jesse A. Hyatt, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 203k 13 March 2013: Naval Station, Norfolk, Va. - Cmdr. Patrick Kulakowski, commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52), speaks during the ship's decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photo #130313-N-XJ695-062 by MSSN Jesse A. Hyatt, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 150k 13 March 2013: Naval Station, Norfolk, Va. - Sailors stand in formation during the decommissioning ceremony of the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52). (U.S. Navy photo #130313-N-XJ695-101 by MSSN Jesse A. Hyatt, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 394k 13 March 2013: Naval Station, Norfolk, Va. - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) cross the brow for the last time following the ship's decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photo #130313-N-XJ695-072 by MSSN Jesse A. Hyatt, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 320k 13 March 2013: Naval Station, Norfolk, Va. - Sailors cross the brow of the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) for the last time after the ship's decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photo #130313-N-NU634-207 by MSSN Jesse A. Hyatt, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 234k 13 March 2013: Naval Station, Norfolk, Va. - Cmdr. Patrick Kulakowski , commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52), exits through side boys following the ship's decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photo #130313-N-XJ695-128 by MSSN Jesse A. Hyatt, from the Navy Newstand)
    Carr 168k undated: Philadelphia, Pa. - Carr (FFG 52), sits moored outboard of DeWert (FFG 45) and three other unidentified FFG's at the Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. (Photo by Kurt Hummel, Lcpl, USMC) John Hummel

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    Carr
    Courtesy of
    Robert M. Cieri
    Deployed Helo
    Detachments
    Carr
    Courtesy of
    Gerd Matthes

    Carr History
    The DANFS history entry for USS Carr (FFG 52), located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site is not presently available.
    This class of ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS Project.
    Supplemental History Page: Carr Visits St. Petersburg, Russia, June - July 2011

    Carr's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  27 Jul. 1985 - 12 Sep. 1987Cmdr. Robert J. Horne
    2.)  12 Sep. 1987 - 06 Oct. 1989Cmdr. Wade Cook Johnson (Montgomery, Ala.)
    3.)  06 Oct. 1989 - 10 Sep. 1991Cmdr. Edward (Ned) G. Bagley III
    4.)  10 Sep. 1991 - 20 May 1993Cmdr. Carradean Lynn Brown
    5.)  20 May 1993 - 10 Mar. 1995Cmdr. Thomas Darius Williams IV (Citadel, '75) (Orlando, Fla.)
    6.)  10 Mar. 1995 - 12 Jul. 1996Cmdr. Richard Alan Feckler ('76)
    7.)  12 Jul. 1996 - 27 Mar. 1998Cmdr. Keith Leon Wray
    8.)  27 Mar. 1998 - 18 Nov. 1999Cmdr. Michael Wayne Reedy ('79)
    9.)  18 Nov. 1999 - 28 Jun. 2001Cmdr. Darrel Michael Morben ('82)
    10.) 28 Jun. 2001 - 23 Dec. 2002Cmdr. Brian Thomas Donegan ('83) (Edison, N.J.)
    11.) 23 Dec. 2002 - 25 Jun. 2004Cmdr. Anthony Wayne Swain
    12.) 25 Jun. 2004 - 04 Apr. 2006Cmdr. Peter Pagano (Queens, N.Y.)
    13.) 04 Apr. 2006 - 27 Oct. 2007Cmdr. George Edward Lang, Jr.
    14.) 27 Oct. 2007 - 07 Mar. 2009Cmdr. Mark V. Metzger ('89)
    15.) 07 Mar. 2009 - .. Oct. 2010Cmdr. Eric Holt Ver Hage ('91; prior enl.) (Mechanicsburg, Pa.)
    16.) .. Oct. 2010 - 13 Mar. 2013Cmdr. Patrick E. Kulakowski (Peabody, Mass.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    None
    Note About Contacts

    Contact information is compiled from various sources over a period of time and may, or may not, be correct. Every effort has been
    made to list the newest contact. However, our entry is only as good as the latest information that's been sent to us. We list only
    a contact for the ship if one has been sent to us. We do NOT have crew lists or rosters available. Please see the Frequently Asked
    Questions section on Navsource's Main Page for that information.


    Additional Resources

    Tin Can Sailors
    The U.S. Navy Memorial
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    USS Carr Page on Military.Com Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Carr

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