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USS Ingraham (FFG 61)


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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons




Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Second Row: Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (4) - Navy Expeditionary Medal - National Defense Service Ribbon w/ 1 star
Third Row: - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ 1 star - Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 1 star - GWOT Expeditionary Service Medal w/ 4 stars
Fourth Row: GWOT Service Medal - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)


"A Heritage of Gallantry"
Specifications:
Class: Oliver Hazard Perry, Flight V (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 Block VI-B 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), SYS-2 V(2) Auto. Detect & Track System
Sonars: AN/SQS-56 (hull), AN/SQR-19 TACTAS (Towed Array), SQQ-89 UFCS
Elec. Warfare: SLQ-25 Nixie System, SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Countermeasures System
Fire Control Systems: 1 Mk13 Weapon-Direction System, 1 Mk92 Mod. 6 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
Ingraham (FFG 61) Building and Operational Data:
  • 28 November 1984: Building contract awarded to the Todd Shipyard Corp.
  • 30 March 1987: Keel laid by the Todd Shipyard Corp., Los Angeles Div., San Pedro, Cal.
  • 25 June 1988: Launched and christened
  • 5 August 1989: Commissioned at Long Beach, Cal., Cmdr. Charles C. Vogan in command, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 9 at Long Beach
  • September 1994: Homeport changed to Everett, Wash.
  • Status: Active, Pacific Fleet, Homeported at Everett, Wa.
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    Ingraham 75k Artist's conception of Ingraham 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
    Ingraham 18k Duncan Nathaniel Ingraham was born in Charleston, S.C. on 6 December 1802. He was appointed Midshipman 18 June 1812 at the age of 10 and, after distinguished service, was commissioned Captain 14 September 1855. While in command of the sloop-of-war St. Louis in the Mediterranean, in July 1853, he interfered at Smyrna with the detention by the Austrian consul of Martin Koszta, a Hungarian who had declared in New York his intention of becoming an America citizen, and, who had been seized and confined in the Austrian ship Hussar. For his conduct in this matter he was voted thanks and a medal by Congress. Captain Ingraham served as Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrographer of the Navy from 1856 until 1860. He resigned from the Navy 4 February 1861 to enter the Confederate States Navy with the rank of captain. He was commandant of the Charleston station 1862 to 1865. He died at Charleston 16 October 1891.

    USS Ingraham (FFG 61) is the fourth ship named in his honor, she was preceded by DD 111 (1919-1922), DD 444 (1941-1942), and DD 694 (1944-1971).
    Bill Gonyo
    Ingraham 46k Undated - Taken at Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial can be seen in the background. -
    Ingraham 50k undated: moored pierside at her home port of Everett, Wa. Robert Hurst
    Ingraham 66k undated: moored pierside at her home port of Everett, Wa.
    Ingraham 121k date / location unknown: underway alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) with the guided missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG65) opposite.
    Ingraham 98k date / location unknown
    Ingraham 248k 1 June 1991: At sea - A port beam view of the guided missile frigate USS Ingraham underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-92-03365 by Welch from the Defense Visual Information Center) Navsource
    Ingraham 168k 1 June 1991: At sea - A port bow view of Ingraham underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-92-03367 by Welch from the DVIC)
    Ingraham 180k 1 June 1991: At sea - A stern view of Ingraham underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-92-03368 by Welch from the DVIC)
    Ingraham 104k October 1991: at Subic Bay, P.I. Rick Rowan
    Ingraham 157k 1 June 1992: At sea - Crewmen on Ingraham secure a fuel line from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-92-09456 by John R. Gaffney from the DVIC) Navsource
    Ingraham 152k 1 June 1993: At sea - A port side view of Ingraham underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-95-01185 by PH2 Dale W. Novotasky from the DVIC)
    Ingraham 49k 1997: taken by Glenn at Hobart, Australia Glenn Towler
    Ingraham 83k 8 May 1997: at sea - An anti-submarine "Seahawk" (SH-60B) helicopter attached to Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 45 (HSL-45) Detachment Five rests on the fan tail of the guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) which is deployed to the Arabian Gulf. Ingraham is deployed to the Arabian Gulf to monitor commercial shipping in the region. (U.S. Navy photo #970508-N-8202E-013 by PH2 Thomas Lorentzson from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Ingraham 95k 6 October 2001: At sea - Port side view of Ingraham, underway on routine patrol in the Arabian Sea, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SD-03-17000 by PH1 Ted Banks from the DVIC) Fred Weiss
    Ingraham 200k 20 November 2002: At sea with the USS Carl Vinson - The elevator opening in the hangar bay frames the Ingraham on the starboard side of the Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an early morning replenishment at sea (RAS). Both ships are currently underway off the south western coast of California conducting training in preparation for their next regular scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo #021120-N-7267C-002 by PHAN Jonathan M. Cirino from the Navy Newstand) Bill Gonyo
    Ingraham 109k 20 November 2002: At sea with USS Carl Vinson - The guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) sails away after completing a replenishment at sea evolution with the nuclear aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. Both ships are currently underway off the south western coast of California conducting training in preparation for their next regular scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo #021120-N-7267C-009 by PHAN Jonathan M. Cirino from the Navy Newstand) Fred Weiss
    Ingraham 141k 26 November 2002: at sea - This is a picture taken by Cpl Brian Walsh on Arabian Sea Show. USS Ingraham (FFG 61) refueling at sea with Canadian ship NCSM Preserver (AOR-509) Marc-André Nadeau
    **Sacramento / Ingraham** 115k 10 February 2003: The Western Pacific Ocean - The Ingraham takes on fuel from the starboard side of the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) while the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson receives cargo via Vertical Replenishment during a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo #030210-N-3241H-122 by PHAN Dustin Howell from the Navy News Stand) Navsource
    Ingraham 178k 10 February 2003: The Western Pacific Ocean - The USS Sacramento (AOE 1) conducts an underway replenishment (UNREP) with the Ingraham. The ships are part of the Carl Vinson Battle Group conducting training in the Pacific Ocean in preparation for their next scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo #030210-N-0233J-161 by PH3 Ryan Jackson from the Navy News Stand) Bill Gonyo
    Ingraham 69k 1 June 2003: Apra Harbor, Guam - The guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) steams away from Apra Harbor, Guam, after completing a three-day port visit. The Ingraham is homeported in Everett, Wa., and is part of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN70) Carrier Strike Grop. (U.S. Navy photo #030601-N-7902K-101 by PH2 Jeremie Kerns from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Ingraham 69k 5 June 2003: Philippine Sea - Operations Specialist 2nd Class Brian Norman defends the ship with a Mk 38 .25mm machine gun supported by the phone talker, Torpedoman 2nd Class Edwin Holland during a small boat training exercise aboard the Ingraham Fred Weiss
    Ingraham 151k 20 June 2003: Philippine Sea - The guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) sails alongside the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) during an underway replenishment. The ships are part of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Strike Group currently on an extended deployment in the Western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo #030620-N-5555F-011 by PH3 Martin Fuentes from the Navy Newstand)
    Ingraham 117k 16 August 2003: South China Sea - The guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) sails alongside the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) during an under way replenishment that includes the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on an extended deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo #030816-N-0905V-002 by PHAN Chris Valdez from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Ingraham 84k 19 September 2003: Naval Station Everett, Wa. - Gas Turbine System Mechanic 1st Class Eric McCartney assigned to USS Ingraham (FFG 61) meets his new five day old daughter upon returning from deployment. Ingraham returned to Everett after an eight-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo #030919-N-6477M-141 by PH2 Eli J. Medellin from the Navy Newstand)
    Ingraham 64k 19 September 2003: Naval Station Everett, Wa. - Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate James Williams assigned to USS Ingraham (FFG 61) is welcomed home by his wife and sons upon returning from deployment. Ingraham returned to Everett after an eight-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo #030919-N-6477M-157 by PH2 Eli J. Medellin from the Navy Newstand)
    Ingraham 89k 19 September 2003: Naval Station Everett, Wa. - Disbursing Clerk 2nd Class Larry Pearlman assigned to USS Ingraham (FFG 61) meets his new three week old daughter upon returning from deployment. Ingraham returned to Everett after an eight-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo #030919-N-6477M-154 by PH2 Eli J. Medellin from the Navy Newstand)
    Ingraham 219k 23 September 2005: Mediterranean Sea - A SH-60 Seahawk helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of the Ingraham as Coalition naval vessels move into formation in the Mediterranean Sea. The Ingraham leads the way as it prepares for an aerial photo exercise in the Mediterranean Sea. The following vessels are in formation, Egyptian frigates ENS Sharmal Seikh and ENS Mubarak, the Pakistan ship PNS Tariq, the Italian ship IT Commondante Bettica and the dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). All ships are participating in Bright Star 2005, a multinational exercise held every two years in Egypt. Bright Star is the largest and most significant coalition military exercise conducted by U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Navy photo #050923-N-7217H-007 by PH1 Marvin Harris from the Navy News Stand)
    Ingraham 135k 8 June 2006: Portland, Ore. - A Portland fire boat greets the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) with red, white and blue water streams as she passes under the Willamette river’s Steel Bridge. Ingraham is one of four U.S. Navy ships pulling into Portland for the 99th annual Rose Festival celebration. (U.S. Navy photo #060608-N-7783B-003 by MC1 Thomas Brennan from the Navy Newstand)
    Ingraham 157k 18 May 2007: Everett, Wa. - The guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) makes stern way while maneuvering to moor pier side at its homeport of Naval Station Everett, Wash. The ship is returning from a two-week exercise on the waters west of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #070518-N-3390M-002 by MC2 Douglas G. Morrison from the DVIC) Bill Gonyo
    Ingraham 208k 4 July 2007: Homer, Alaska - Ingraham holds "Open House" while on a port visit to Homer. Robert G. Allen
    Ingraham 180k 4 July 2007: Homer, Alaska - Ingraham holds "Open House" while on a port visit to Homer.
    Ingraham 428k 7 February 2008: The Persian Gulf - The guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) patrols the Persian Gulf, on 7 February 2008. Ingraham is part of the Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group which is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility for a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Richard Doolin, from the Navy News Stand) Robert Hurst
    Ingraham 262k 7 February 2008: the Persian Gulf - An EH-96 Puma from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Sacajawea (T-AKE 2) lands on the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) during a vertical replenishment. Ingraham is part of the Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group which is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo #080207-N-8335D-071 by MC1 Richard Doolin from the Navy Newstand) Robert M. Cieri
    Ingraham 137k 9 May 2008: Everett, Wa. - The guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) returns home to Naval Station Everett after a scheduled 6-month deployment. She is assisted to her berth by Wenatchee (YTB-808). Ingraham operated in the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo #080509-N-8029B-001 by MC2 Jason Beckjord from the Navy Newstand)
    Ingraham 172k 9 May 2008: Everett, Wa. - Family and Friends welcome home the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) to Naval Station Everett after a 6-month deployment with the Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group in the U.S. 7th and 5th fleet areas of responsibility in the western Pacific and Persian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo #080509-N-8029B-004 by MC2 Jason Beckjord from the Navy Newstand)
    Ingraham 255k 7 September 2009: Everett, Wash. - Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) departs Naval Station Everett for a scheduled deployment. Ingraham will directly support the U.S. maritime strategy by focusing on joint and international partnerships across a range of operations through forward presence, deterrence, freedom of the world's sea lanes, maritime security and humanitarian assistance and disaster response. (U.S. Navy photo #090907-N-2617T-015 by MC2 Benjamin N. Taylor, from the Navy News Stand) Navsource
    Ingraham 413k 10 April 2010: Everett, Wash. - Friends and family members welcome the crew of Ingraham back to Everett, Wash. after an independent seven-month deployment in the U.S. 3rd, 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. While deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Ingraham deterred smuggling and piracy as well as provided aid to local fisherman in the Red Sea by conducting approach and assist visits. (U.S. Navy photo #100410-N-3242C-059 by MC1 Sonja M. Chambers from the Navy News Stand)
    Ingraham 369k 10 April 2010: Everett, Wash. - Ingraham returns to Everett, Wash. after an independent seven-month deployment in the U.S. 3rd, 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. While deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Ingraham deterred smuggling and piracy as well as provided aid to local fisherman in the Red Sea by conducting approach and assist visits. (U.S. Navy photo #100410-N-3242C-026 by MC1 Sonja M. Chambers from the Navy News Stand)
    Ingraham 348k 19 May 2011: the Pacific Ocean - The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Pacific Ocean alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) and the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham during a vertical replenishment. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is participating in a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo #110519-N-OY799-500 by MC3 Kenneth Abbate from the Navy News Stand)
    ***McClusky/Ingraham*** 422k 9 June 2011: Portland, Ore. - McClusky sits pierside as USS Ingraham arrives to participate in Portland Fleet Week festivities during the city's 104th annual Rose Festival. Navy ships have been coming to the City of Roses since USS Charleston visited in 1907, and are considered a highlight of the festival. (U.S. Navy photo #110609-N-AE328-076 by MC2 Nathan Lockwood from the Navy News Stand) Robert Hurst
    ***McClusky/Ingraham*** 479k 11 June 2011: Portland, Ore. - Visitors tour the guided-missile frigates USS McClusky, USS Ingraham (FFG 61), and the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) during Portland Fleet Week and the city's 104th annual Rose Festival. About 4,900 people toured the ships. (U.S. Navy photo #110611-N-NS216-346 by MC2 Jennifer Gold from the Navy News Stand) Navsource
    Ingraham 174k 26 September 2011: Everett, Wash. - A family waves goodbye to sailors as Ingraham departs Naval Station Everett for a scheduled deployment. Ingraham is the last American Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate to be built, and is the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named for Captain Duncan Ingraham. (U.S. Navy photo #110926-N-MZ309-018 by MCSN Ryan Riley from the Navy News Stand)

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    Ens. Kristen Kreyenhagen

    USS Ingraham FFG 61 History
    Note: History is unavailable at this time
    This class of ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

    Ingraham's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  05 Aug. 1989 - 10 Aug. 1991Cmdr. Charles Scott Vogan, Jr.
    2.)  10 Aug. 1991 - 09 Apr. 1993Cmdr. Dana Lyle Vugteveen
    3.)  09 Apr. 1993 - 03 Feb. 1995Cmdr. Bradley J. Kaplan
    4.)  03 Feb. 1995 - 09 Aug. 1996Cmdr. Peter Randall Daspit
    5.)  09 Aug. 1996 - 12 Dec. 1997Cmdr. George Jeffrey Fullerton v
    6.)  12 Dec. 1997 - 24 Jul. 1999Cmdr. George Parker Croy III
    7.)  24 Jul. 1999 - 01 Jul. 2000Cmdr. Richard Douglas Fitzpatrick
    8.)  01 Jul. 2000 - 23 Nov. 2001Cmdr. Steven Joseph DiNobile
    9.)  23 Nov. 2001 - 23 Aug. 2003Cmdr. John McKay Kersh, Jr.
    10.) 23 Aug. 2003 - 14 Dec. 2004Cmdr. Mark Duane Colby
    11.) 14 Dec. 2004 - 15 Sep. 2006Cmdr. Ricks William Polk
    12.) 15 Sep. 2006 - 20 Mar. 2008Cmdr. Richard McCauley (Rick) Odom II
    13.) 20 Mar. 2008 - 13 Dec. 2009Cmdr. Matthew David Ovios
    14.) 13 Dec. 2009 - 10 Jun. 2011Cmdr. Adam Jackson Welter
    15.) 10 Jun. 2011 - 21 Nov. 2012Cmdr. Kristin Lindley Stengel (Redding, Cal.)
    16.) 21 Nov. 2012 - Cmdr. Joe Frantzen (Saint Donatus, Ia.)

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