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USS Reuben James (FFG 57)


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




Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Navy Unit Commendation w/ 4 stars
Second Row: Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation w/ 1 star - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (4+) - National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star
Third Row: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ 3 stars - Southwest Asia Service Medal - Global War On Terror Expeditionary Service Medal w/ 1 star
Fourth Row: Global War On Terror Service Medal - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 8 stars - CG Special Operations Service Ribbon


"Back With A Vengeance"
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
Reuben James (FFG 57) Building and Operational Data:
  • 22 March 1982: Building contract awarded to the Todd Shipyard Corp.
  • 19 November 1983: Keel laid by the Todd Shipyard Corp., LA Division, San Pedro, Cal.
  • 08 February 1985: Launched and christened, sponsored by Lois Haight Herrington, wife of Under Secretary of the Navy John S. Herrington
  • 22 March 1986: Commissioned at Long Beach, Cal., Cmdr. John J. Kieley in command, assigned to Surface Squadron 1 at Long Beach
  • August 1991: Homeport changed to Pearl Harbor, Hi. as a unit of Destroyer Squadron 31
  • 18 July 2013: Decommissioned at Pearl Harbor, Hi. after 27.4 years of service
  • 01 August 2013: Official date of decommissioning, struck from the NVR (for disposal)

    "Reuben James, The Ship"    -    "Reuben James, The People"

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    Reuben James 75k Artist's conception of Reuben James 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
    Reuben James 271k Reuben James was born in Delaware, Ohio about 1776. He joined the Navy and served on various ships, including the frigate USS Constellation. During the Barbary Wars, the American frigate Philadelphia was captured by the Barbary pirates, when it ran aground in the city of Tripoli, on the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, along with a group of volunteers that included Reuben James, entered the harbor of Tripoli under the cover of darkness in an attempt to burn the Philadelphia so that the pirates could not make use of her.

    The American volunteers boarded the Philadelphia on 16 February 1804 and were met by a group of Barbary pirates who were guarding their prize. During the ensuing hand-to-hand combat, Reuben James, with both of his hands already wounded, positioned himself between Lieutenant Decatur and a sword-wielding pirate. Reuben James, willing to give his life in defense of his captain, took the blow from the sword but survived and recovered from his wounds.

    Reuben James continued his career in the U.S. Navy, including many years with Decatur. James was forced to retire in January 1836 because of declining health brought on because of past wounds. He died on 3 December 1838 at the US Naval Hospital in Washington DC.

    USS Reuben James (FFG 57) is named in his honor, as were DD 245 (1920-1941), and DE 153 (1943-1947).
    Robert M. Cieri
    Reuben James 217k 19 November 1983: San Pedro, Cal. - Workmen lay the keel of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) during a ceremony at Todd Pacific Shipyards. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-84-04976 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the Defense Visual Information Center) Navsource
    Reuben James 280k 06 March 1984: San Pedro, Cal. - A port bow view of Reuben James at 20 percent completion. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-84-06834 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 271k 06 March 1984: San Pedro, Cal. - A starboard bow view of Reuben James at 40 percent completion. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-02786 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 217k 08 February 1985: Long Beach, Cal. - Reuben James sits on the ways at the Todd shipyard in preparation for her launching. Ron Reeves
    Reuben James 174k 08 February 1985: Long Beach, Cal. - The Launching Party poses at the launching of Reuben James at the Todd shipyard. From left to right, L.M. Thorell, general manager, Todd Pacific Shipyard; Lisa Marie Herrington, maid of honor; John S. Herrington, Under Secretary of the Navy; Lois Haight Herrington, ship's sponsor; and Victoria Jean Herrington, maid of honor. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-04203 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC) Navsource
    Reuben James 121k 08 February 1985: Long Beach, Cal. - USS Reuben James is christened by Lois Haight Herrington, wife of Under Secretary of the Navy John S. Herrington, at the Todd shipyard. On the right is L.M. Thorell, general manager, Todd Pacific Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-04201 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 233k 04 May 1985: Long Beach, Cal. - USS Reuben James is launched at the Todd shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-04202 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 285k 08 February 1985: Long Beach, Cal. - Elevated starboard quarter view of Reuben James under construction at the Todd shipyard at 70 percent completion. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-04220 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 317k 08 February 1985: Long Beach, Cal. - Elevated bow view of Reuben James under construction at the Todd shipyard at 70 percent completion. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-04219 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 471k 16 February 1985: Long Beach, Cal. - Reuben James under construction at the Todd shipyard at 80 percent completion. Ron Reeves
    Reuben James 368k 06 October 1985: Long Beach, Cal. - Elevated port bow view of Reuben James at the Todd shipyard at 90 percent completion. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-04255 by Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp. from the DVIC) Navsource
    Reuben James 278k 05 November 1985: Pacific Ocean - A port bow view of Reuben James underway. (U.S. Navy photo, DVID #DN-SC-86-11042 by Joseph Ernest from the DVIC) James H. Hopper III
    Commander, USN (ret.)
    Reuben James 245k 05 November 1985: Pacific Ocean - A starboard quarter view of Reuben James underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-11017 by Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp. from the DVIC) Navsource
    Reuben James 130k 22 March 1986: Long Beach, Cal. - A port bow view of Reuben James moored at a pier during its commissioning. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-05287 by PH2 Michael D.P. Flynn from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 152k 22 March 1986: Long Beach, Cal. - A U.S. Navy color guard parades the colors past an honor guard during the commissioning of Reuben James. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-05254 by PH2 Michael D.P. Flynn from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 105k 22 March 1986: Long Beach, Cal. - Commander John J. Kieley, first commanding officer of Reuben James, speaks during the ship's commissioning. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-05267 by PH2 Michael D.P. Flynn from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 145k 22 March 1986: Long Beach, Cal. - Crew members of the guided missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) man the ship during its commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-05244 by PH2 Michael D.P. Flynn from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 166k 22 March 1986: Long Beach, Cal. - Survivors of the first Reuben James (DD 245), which was lost in action at the outbreak of US involvement in World War II, pose for a group photograph during the commissioning of Reuben James. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-05278 by PH2 Michael D.P. Flynn from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 170k 08 May 1986: Naval Station Long Beach, Cal. - The tug Sea Robin assists Reuben James. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-07149 by PH2 Michael D.P. Flynn from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 212k 08 May 1986: Naval Station Long Beach, Cal. - Tugs assist Reuben James away from the pier. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-07042 by PH2 Michael D.P. Flynn from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 247k 25 July 1986: Pacific Ocean - An elevated port quarter view of Reuben James underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-87-00192 by PH1 T. Dupree from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 214k 25 July 1986: Pacific Ocean - An elevated port bow view of Reuben James underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-87-00193 by PH1 T. Dupree from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 124k 01 October 1986: Pacific Ocean - A starboard beam view of Reuben James, underway off San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-89-08634 by PH1 Paul Papas from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 124k undated image (U.S. Navy Photo #999999-n-0000x-115) Bill Gonyo
    Reuben James 149k 01 March 1987: Los Angeles, Cal. - A starboard bow view of Reuben James during an inclining test. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-87-08023 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC) Navsource
    Reuben James 223k 01 March 1987: Los Angeles, Cal. - A starboard amidships view of Reuben James during an inclining test. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-87-08024 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 197k 01 March 1987: Los Angeles, Cal. - A starboard amidships view of Reuben James during an inclining test. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-87-08025 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 185k 01 March 1987: Los Angeles, Cal. - A starboard quarter view of Reuben James during an inclining test. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-87-08026 by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 95k In 1989 the Commanding Officer, Nick Richards, wanted a photo of the ship with the new Battle Flag being flown. As you can see, it is an enormous flag. We also had a fairly new paint job on the ship, and Cap't Richards wanted a photo of the ship looking sharp! It was to be used not only for PR purposes, but especially for the upcoming trip to Russia. Cap't Richards sent me up on one of the Seahawk helicopters with my new Nikon F4S camera and I took photos of the ship for about 20 minutes from all angles. This was one of my favorite shots, and Cap't Richards agreed, and it became the ‘official ship photo’ for quite awhile. I don’t remember where we were at when the photo was taken, I was taking many photos back then as one of the Ship’s Photo Intel team members (Snoopy Team). Mark S. West
    FC1(SW), USN (ret.)
    Reuben James 151k 14 September 1990: Vladivostok USSR - A banner hangs from a railing aboard a Soviet harbor craft as two American warships enter the port. The guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) and the guided missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) are visiting Vladivostock as part of a United States/Soviet goodwill exchange program. (U.S. Navy photo, DVID #DN-ST-91-00748 by PH1 Ted Salois, from the DVIC)


    *** Feature Page for Reuben James' Vladivostok Visit ***


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    Reuben James 379k circa early 1990's: Bremerton, Wash. - Reuben James at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Ron Reeves
    Reuben James 74k 25 June 1999: the Pacific Ocean - The Chilean flagship Blanco Encalada (DLH-15) is framed by the 76mm gun mount from Reuben James during Exercise Teamwork South '99 off the coast of Chile. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SD-02-02010 (990625-N-5862D-004) by PH1 Chris Desmond, from the DVIC) Fred Weiss
    Reuben James 173k 30 June 1999: the Pacific Ocean - U.S. Navy frigate Reuben James and U.S. Navy submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) off the coast of Chile during Exercise Teamwork South '99. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SD-02-02099 (990630-N-5862D-028) by PH1 Chris Desmond from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 118k 06 July 1999: the Pacific Ocean - Reuben James is anchored off the port city of Mejoines, Chile, as a participant in Exercise Teamwork South '99. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SD-02-02010 (DN-SD-02-02135 (990706-N-5862D-004) by PH1 Chris Desmond from the DVIC) Navsource
    Reuben James 385k 27 August 1999: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Reuben James docked near the DDG 70, USS Hopper, in the Southeast Loch at Pearl Harbor. I shot this one while on a tour of Arizona and then Missouri. An unknown SSN is off to the left. John Skillman
    Reuben James 97k 27 August 1999: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - The "Ships Present" Board aboard Missouri showing Reuben James and the other ships in port that day.
    Reuben James 344k 23 September 2002: the Pacific Ocean - An aerial view of Reuben James. Frigates fulfill a protection of shipping (POS) mission as Anti-Submarine Warfare combatants for amphibious expeditionary forces, underway replenishment groups and merchant convoys. Reuben James is a part of the USS Abraham Lincoln Battle Group and is on a scheduled six-month deployment conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #020923-N-4309A-006 by PH2 Aaron Ansarov from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Reuben James 405k 23 September 2002: the Pacific Ocean - An aerial view of Reuben James. Frigates fulfill a protection of shipping mission as Anti-Submarine Warfare combatants for amphibious expeditionary forces, underway replenishment groups and merchant convoys. Reuben James is a part of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Battle Group and is on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #020923-N-4309A-008 by PH2 Aaron Ansarov from the Navy Newstand) Bill Gonyo
    Reuben James 294k 27 April 2003: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Sailors aboard Reuben James man the rails as the ship returns to her homeport of Pearl Harbor. Reuben James spent over nine months deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. (U.S. Navy photo #030427-N-5376G-002 by PHAN Benjamin D. Glass from the Navy Newstand) Fred Weiss
    Reuben James 338k 27 April 2003: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Reuben James returns to her homeport Pearl Harbor after a deployment with the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) strike group spanning nearly 10 months. Reuben James is among the first ships to return home from Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo #030427-N-8157C-031 by PH2 Dennis Cantrell from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Reuben James 153k 18 June 2003: Honolulu, Hi. - Reuben James prepares to pass the new Japanese fishing training vessel Ehime Maru while pulling in to Honolulu, Hawaii. Reuben James and the guided missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) pull into Honolulu, Hawaii for a short port visit to The Aloha Tower Marketplace in support of this year's Navy League Convention. (U.S. Navy photo #030618-N-8157C-020 by PH2 Dennis Cantrell from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 177k 18 June 2003: Honolulu, Hi. - Reuben James and the guided missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) pull into Honolulu for a short port visit to The Aloha Tower Marketplace in support of this year's Navy League Convention. (U.S. Navy photo #030618-N-8157C-049 by PH2 Dennis Cantrell from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 168k 18 June 2003: Honolulu, Hi. - Officers and Sailors of the guided missile frigate Reuben James hold a frocking ceremony on the ship’s helo deck. Reuben James and Hopper (DDG 70) pulled into Honolulu for a short port visit to The Aloha Tower Marketplace in support of this year's Navy League Convention. (U.S. Navy photo #030618-N-8157C-088 by PH2 Dennis Cantrell from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 359k 12 February 2004: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Family members of sailors assigned to the guided missile frigate Reuben James watch as the ship pulls out for a scheduled deployment. Reuben James is scheduled to perform various counter drug operations in the Eastern regions of the South Pacific Ocean. Reuben James returned ten months ago from the Arabian Gulf following a nine-month deployment in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo #040212-N-3019M-001 by JOSN Ryan C. McGinley from the Navy Newstand) Fred Weiss
    Reuben James 45k 01 January 2006: San Diego, Cal. - Reuben James and other 3rd Fleet ships home ported at Naval Station San Diego display their holiday lights in celebration moments after the start of the New Year. (U.S. Navy photo #060101-N-9866B-324 by JO2 Zack Baddorf from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Reuben James 79k 07 August 2006: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - The U.S. Navy Oliver Hazard Perry Class Guided Missile Frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) (left) and the Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser (Aegis) USS Port Royal (CG 73) (right) sit moored at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Reuben James and Port Royal, completed a six-month deployment in the Western Pacific and the USN 5th Fleet area of operation. Nearly 6,000 Sailors and Marines assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) operated in the Pacific and Indian Oceans in support of the Global War On Terrorism. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SD-07-10853 (060807-N-4965F-001) by MC1 James E. Foehl from the DVIC)
    Reuben James 93k 16 August 2006: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Reuben James sits pierside at Pearl Harbor after returning from a six-month deployment. The ship traveled more than 45,000 miles supporting the global war on terrorism and maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo #060816-N-9643K-001 by MCC Joe Kane from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 163k 24 August 2007: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - USS Reuben James (FFG 57) departs from her homeport of Naval Station Pearl Harbor. The ship is scheduled conduct operations in the Western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo #070824-N-9758L-183 by MC3 Michael A. Lantron from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 130k 22 February 2008: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) passes the Battleship Missouri Memorial as she makes her way pier side at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Reuben James is returning from a six-month western Pacific deployment supporting the global war on terrorism. Armed with six MK-46 torpedoes, one 76 mm MK 75 rapid-fire gun and one Phalanx close-in weapons system, frigates fulfill a protection of shipping mission as anti-submarine warfare combatants for amphibious expeditionary forces, underway replenishment groups and merchant convoys. (U.S. Navy photo #080222-N-4965F-358 by MC1 James E. Foehl from the Navy Newstand) Robert M. Cieri
    Reuben James 92k 22 February 2008: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Sailors man the rails aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) as she makes her way pier side at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Reuben James is returning from a six-month western Pacific deployment supporting the global war on terrorism. Armed with six MK-46 torpedoes, one 76 mm MK 75 rapid fire gun and one Phalanx close-in weapons system, frigates fulfill a protection of shipping mission as anti-submarine warfare combatants for amphibious expeditionary forces, underway replenishment groups and merchant convoys. (U.S. Navy photo #080222-N-4965F-398 by MC1 James E. Foehl from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 191k 18 April 2008: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) passes the USS Arizona Memorial as she departs Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Reuben James departed her homeport of Pearl Harbor to join USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group (CSG). The Nimitz CSG is deployed under the Navy's fleet response plan and will operate in the western Pacific in support of U.S. commitments in the region. (U.S. Navy photo #080418-N-4965F-099 by MC1 James E. Foehl from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 176k 25 September 2008: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate Reuben James departs Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Reuben James and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) departed from Pearl Harbor as part of the Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment program. The program calls for nine of the 11 Hawaii-based surface combatants to focus on the Western Pacific by conducting intermediate/advanced training and regular deployments in the Western Pacific, and is designed to improve the U.S. Pacific Fleet's war fighting readiness and effectiveness. (U.S. Navy photo #080925-N-9758L-048 by MC2 Michael A. Lantron from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 329k 15 January 2010: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Reuben James (FFG 57) pulls out of Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled six-month deployment. Reuben James will be deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo #100115-N-3666S-034 by MC2 Robert Stirrup from the Navy Newstand) Robert Hurst
    Reuben James 310k 01 June 2010: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Sailors aboard Reuben James man the rails as the ship returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Reuben James has completed operations with forward-deployed naval forces, joint fisheries patrol with the U.S. Coast Guard and humanitarian relief and goodwill projects in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo #100601-N-7498L-050 by MC2 Mark Logico from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 344k 08 July 2010: Pacific Ocean - Reuben James conducts training exercises supporting Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo #100708-N-3570S-325 by MC2 Jeremy M. Starr from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 452k 01 February 2011: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate Reuben James man the rails as the ship departs for deployment. Reuben James is scheduled to conduct integrated operations with coalition partners deployed in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo #110201-N-7498L-326 by MC2 Mark Logico from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Reuben James 452k 20 June 2011: the Pacific Ocean - The guided-missile frigate Reuben James returns to homeport after a 5-month deployment in the western Pacific Ocean. Reuben James conducted fisheries patrols in the exclusive economic zones of various Pacific Island nations and integrated operations with coalition partners. (U.S. Navy photo #110620-N-WX059-059 by MCSN Sean Furey from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 682k 20 June 2011: the Pacific Ocean - The guided-missile frigate Reuben James returns to homeport after a 5-month deployment in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo #110620-N-WX059-124 by MCSN Sean Furey from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 281k 23 March 2012: the Pacific Ocean - The guided-missile frigate Reuben James conducts operations off the coast of Hawaii. (U.S. Navy photo #120323-N-WX059-016 by MCSN Sean Furey from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 281k 06 April 2012: the Pacific Ocean - Reuben James performs maneuvers off the coast of Kauai during maritime exercise Koa Kai 12-2. Koa Kai is a semiannual exercise in the waters around Hawaii designed to prepare independent deployers in multiple warfare areas and provide training in a multi-ship environment. This is the first year San Diego-based ships are also participating. (U.S. Navy photo #120406-N-RI884-013 by MC2 Daniel Barker from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 367k 04 November 2012: Muara, Brunei - The guided-missile frigate Reuben James arrives in Brunei during the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise between the U.S. Navy and Royal Brunei Armed Forces. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei and Timor Leste that takes place annually. (U.S. Navy photo #121104-N-ZZ999-004 by MCC Michael Ard from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 291k 09 November 2012: Muara, Brunei - Sailors, Marines and Royal Brunei Armed Forces personnel attend the closing ceremony of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Brunei 2012. The guided-missile frigate Reuben James is moored in the background. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei and Timor Leste. CARAT Brunei has been part of the series since it began in 1995. The overarching goal of CARAT Brunei 2012 is to enhance regional capabilities and cooperation, promote understanding, and improve interoperability and readiness of participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo #121109-N-KF309-068 by Lcdr. Clay Doss from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 349k 18 July 2013: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Cmdr. Dan Valascho, the last commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57), delivers remarks during the ship's decommissioning ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Reuben James was the first, and is the last, guided-missile frigate to be homeported in Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo #130718-N-XD424-043 by MC2 Dustin W. Sisco from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 165k 18 July 2013: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Former commanding officer of Reuben James Capt. Faris T. Farwell (ret) gives remarks as the keynote speaker during the ship's decommissioning ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy photo #130718-N-XD424-066 by MC2 Dustin W. Sisco from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 373k 18 July 2013: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - A sailor carries a shadow box to give to the commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate Reuben James during the ships decommissioning ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy photo #130718-N-XD424-108 by MC2 Dustin W. Sisco from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 417k 18 July 2013: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - The crew formerly assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) declare the ship as all clear during the ship's decommissioning ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy photo #130718-N-XD424-094 by MC2 Dustin W. Sisco from the Navy Newstand)
    Reuben James 425k Gift photo commemorating the career of USS Reuben James (FFG 57) Ron Reeves
    Reuben James 479k 25 October 2013: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - The decommissioned Reuben James moored alongside ex-Tarawa (LHA 1) at the Pearl Harbor Inactive Ship Facility. Cap't Wade Armstrong
    Pearl Harbor Pilots

    Reuben James Memorabilia
    Decommissioning
    Invitation
    Reuben James
    Courtesy of
    Ron Reeves
    Decommissioning
    Program Cover
    Reuben James
    Courtesy of
    Ron Reeves

    USS Reuben James FFG 57 History
    Note: History is unavailable at this time
    This class of ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

    Supplemental History Page: Reuben James Visits Vladivostok USSR, 14 September 1990

    Reuben James' Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Willliam R. Adams, CMDCS, FFG-57
    Number, Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  22 Mar. 1986 - 12 Apr. 1988Cmdr. John J. Kieley III
    2.)  12 Apr. 1988 - 07 Jul. 1990Cmdr. Nicholas Lademan Richards
    3.)  07 Jul. 1990 - 20 Mar. 1992Cmdr. James C. Day
    4.)  20 Mar. 1992 - 14 Jan. 1994Cmdr. Michael A. Calhoun
    5.)  14 Jan. 1994 - 25 Nov. 1995Cmdr. Edward J. Gilmore
    6.)  25 Nov. 1995 - 20 Jun. 1997Cmdr. William L. Richards
    7.)  20 Jun. 1997 - 12 Feb. 1999Cmdr. Faris T. Farwell, Jr.
    8.)  12 Feb. 1999 - 18 Feb. 2000Cmdr. Steven L. Richter
    9.)  18 Feb. 2000 - 14 Sep. 2001Cmdr. Carl W. Cramb
    10.) 14 Sep. 2001 - 16 May 2003Cmdr. Edward J. Lester
    11.) 16 May 2003 - 15 Dec. 2004Cmdr. John M. Figuerres
    12.) 15 Dec. 2004 - 20 Jul. 2006Cmdr. Logan S. Jones
    13.) 20 Jul. 2006 - 08 Jan. 2008Cmdr. Richard E. Haidvogel
    14.) 08 Jan. 2008 - 08 Jan. 2010Cmdr. Joseph P. Naman
    15.) 08 Jan. 2010 - 27 Jul. 2011Cmdr. David E. Miller
    16.) 27 Jul. 2011 - 01 Aug. 2013Cmdr. Daniel W. Valascho

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Reuben James
    USS Reuben James Page at Military.Com
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