USS CARNEY DDG 64
The Carney (DDG 64) is the U.S. Navy's fourteenth Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. The ship was named after Adm. Robert B. Carney. The keel was laid down on August 3, 1993, at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, and launched on July 23, 1994. Mrs. Betty Taussig, daughter of Admiral Carney, served as sponsor of the ship.
December 14, 1995 Cmdr. Lanny L. King, CO of the Carney, died of a brain aneurysm, after a three-week hospitalization.
February 26, 1996 Cmdr. John T. McMurtrie, Jr., took command of the PCU Carney.
March 24, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., to onload ammunition. Port call to Naval Station Norfolk from April 27- May 2.
April 5, The Pre Commissioning Unit Carney arrived at its homeport of Naval Station Mayport, Fla., for the first time.
April 13, USS Carney was commissioned during a ceremony at Mayport, Florida.
April 15, The Carney departed Naval Station Mayport for a Dependent's Day Cruise. Underway for post delivery tests and trials on May 5. Port call to Port Everglades, Fla., from May 9-13.
May 23, DDG 64 anchored off the coast of Philipsburg, Netherlands Antilles, for a four-day visit to Saint Maarten Island. Port calls to Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, from May 27-29; June 6-10; and June 14-17. Returned home on June 28. Underway from July 8-12 for CART II preparations.
July 15, USS Carney sortied away from Mayport to avoid tropical storm. Sortied away again on Sept. 3 to avoid the Hurricane Fran.
September 13, The Carney entered the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine, for a three-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA).
From Januaty 13-22, 1997, the guided-missile destroyer was underway for a Total Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) I in the Jacksonville Op. Area; Underway for TSTA II from Feb. 3-7. Underway for Engineering Certifications from Feb. 18-20; Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) from March 24-27.
May 19, USS Carney departed Mayport to participate in a Comprehensive Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), as part of the USS George Washington (CVN 73) Battle Group (BG), in the Puerto Rical OPAREA. Port call to Roosevelt Roads from May 29- June 1. Returned home on June 16. Underway for COMPTUEX Phase II from June 20-25. Ammo onload at NWS Yorktown from July 9-10.
August 1, The Carney departed Naval Station Mayport for a Dependent's Day Cruise.
August 15, Cmdr. Mark H. Buzby relieved Cmdr. John T. McMurtrie, Jr., as the 3rd CO of DDG 64 during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship off the coast of Florida.
August 18, The guided-missile destroyer departed homeport for a two-week Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX).
October 3, USS Carney departed Mayport, Fla., for its maiden deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).
October 15, DDG 64 arrived in Tunis, Tunisia, for a four-day port visit before participating in exercise Nador 97-4.
October 24, The Carney anchored off the coast of Mahon, Spain, for a four-day visit to Menorca Island. Port call to Palma de Mallorca from Oct. 30 through Nov. 8.
November 9, USS Carney pulled into Cagliari, Italy, for a brief visit to Sardinia before participating in exercise Mare Nuovo. Transited Suez Canal on Nov. 17. Upon entering Arabian Gulf the ship assumed role as a ready strike platform during Operation Vigilant Sentinel II.
December 13, The Carney anchored at Bahrain Bell-Sitrah anchorage for a five-day port visit to Manama. Port call to Dubai, U.A.E., from Dec. 27-31.
January 11, 1998 The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, for a four-day port visit.
February 14, USS Carney moored at Mina Salman Pier in Manama, Bahrain, for a two-day port call. Port visit to Dubai from March 3-7. Returned to Mediterranean on March 18.
March 21, DDG 64 pulled into Palma, Spain, for a four-day port visit.
April 3, USS Carney returned to homeport after a six-month deployment.
May 19, The Carney anchored off Annapolis, Md., for a four-day visit to U.S. Naval Academy. Underway for Towed Array Receiver System testing, in the Charleston Op. Area, from June 12-19.
July 10, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Portland, Maine, for a three-day port visit.
August 22, USS Carney emergency sortied from Naval Station Mayport to avoid the Hurricane Bonnie. Underway for Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 24 Group Sail from Sept. 21-27. Underway for TARS testing from Sept. 29- Oct. 5. Underway for Engineering Certifications and Command Assessment of Readiness and Training (CART) II inspection from Oct. 19-24.
November 2, The Carney departed Mayport to participate in DESRON 24 Group Sail exercises. Port call to Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, P.R., from Nov. 6-8.
November 16, DDG 64 anchored off Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, for a four-day port visit. Returned home on Nov. 24.
September ?, 1999 USS Carney departed homeport for a scheduled Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf deployment, as part of the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) Battle Group.
February 5, 2001 USS Carney, commanded by Michael J. Jacobsen, departed Mayport to participate in a Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) Technical Evaluation (TECHEVAL). Port visit to Saint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, from Feb. 20-24. Returned home on March 4. Underway for CEC Operational Evaluation (OPEVAL) from April 17- May 2; and May 5-12.
May 23, The Carney pulled into New York City for a week-long port visit to participate in Fleet Feek 2001.
July 25, The guided-missile destroyer departed Naval Station Mayport for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.
August 2, USS Carney anchored off the coast of Rockland, Maine, for a four-day port visit to participate in Lobster Festival.
September 11, DDG 64 departed homeport in support of Operation Noble Eagle, as part of the Kennedy Battle Group. Underway for COMPTUEX from Sept. 18 through Oct. 17. Underway for Joint Biological Point Defence System (JBPDS) testing from Nov. 13-17.
From February through September 2002, the Carney was deployed with the John F. Kennedy BG in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) in the U.S. 5th nad 6th Fleet AoR.
May 26, 2004 USS Carney arrived in New York City to participate in the 17th annual Fleet Week.
March 3, 2005 The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, for a scheduled port visit. DDG 64 is currently on a routine deployment in Mediterranean and Black Sea since early December.
May 11, USS Carney completed a series of Black Sea engagement evolutions, including port visits to Turkey and Ukraine, as well as training exercises with both countries' navies.
January 27, 2006 The Carney departed Tampa Bay, Fla., after supporting the annual Gasparilla Piratee Fest.
July 20, Ships assigned to Destroyer Squadron 40, including USS Carney, completed a highly successful multinational Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX), with the Peruvian and Spanish navies off the coast of Peru, from July 12-14.
July 23, The guided-missile destroyer is currently off the coast of Antofagasta, Chile, participating in the Pacific Phase of UNITAS 47-06 exercise. This year’s Pacific phase, hosted by Chile, includes navies from seven countries: Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Spain and the United States.
August 18, USS Carney is currently participating in the multinational exercise PANAMAX (Panama Exercise) 2006, tailored to the defense of the Panama Canal, involving civil and military forces from the region.
August 18, The Carney recently departed Manta, Ecuador, after a goodwill port visit.
September 8, USS Carney returned to Naval Station Mayport after participating in exercises in the eastern Pacific and Caribbean.
February 24, 2007 The Carney is currently in the Atlantic Ocean conducting trainings in support of Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1.
March 20, USS Carney, commanded by Cmdr. Pat Shea, is in the first week of a spring patrol in the Caribbean, supporting U.S. Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM) theater engagement strategy with regional partners.
April 4, The Carney rescued a civilian vessel at sea March 30, with assistance from Martinique’s Coast Guard Station. The destroyer departed Antigua on March 29, after a three-day port visit.
July 10, DDG 64 is currently participating in a COMPTUEX in Atlantic Ocean, in preparation for the upcoming deployment.
November ?, USS Carney departed Mayport for a scheduled deployment, with the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Carrier Strike Group (CSG).
December 23, The guided-missile destroyer recently arrived in Manama, Bahrain, for a scheduled port visit.
January 20, 2008 The Carney pulled into Souda Bay, Greece, for a routine port call.
April 23, The Royal Bahraini Navy (RBN), along with U.S. and coalition forces conducted Exercise Arabian Shark, April 15-17 in the North Arabian Sea. The multilateral exercise, led by Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, brought together RBNS Sabha (FFG 90), USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), USS Carney and other coalition ships.
June 4, USS Carney returned to Naval Station Mayport after a seven-month deployment.
September 8, 2009 DDG 64 recently arrived in New York City to participate in the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's arrival.
January 2, 2010 USS Carney departed homeport for a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AoR, as part of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) CSG.
In May, the Carney took a month's sabbatical from CTF 150 and CTF 151 security operations, leaving the International Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) to participate in three separate and back-to-back multinational exercise: Arabian Shark 2010, an anti-submarine warfare exercise with Pakistan; Khunjar Haad 2010, an air defense exercise with Oman; and Eagle Salute 2010, a multi-warfare area exercise hosted by Egypt.
June 10, USS Carney recently departed Port Victoria, Seychelles, after a five-day port visit.
July 6, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Aksaz Naval Base for a three-day visit to Marmaris, Turkey.
July 16, The Carney departed Tarragona, Spain, after a three-day port call.
July 31, USS Carney returned to Mayport after a seven-month underway period in support of counter-piracy and maritime security operations.
August 4, Cmdr. Richard J. Field relieved Cmdr. Brendan R. McLane as the 9th CO of the Carney during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.
July 27, 2011 DDG 64 departed homeport for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.
August 1, USS Carney departed Naval Station Mayport for a scheduled deployment as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1.
August 14, The Carney pulled into Grand Harbour for a three-day port visit to Valletta, Malta.
September 19, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Djibouti for a routine port call.
November 23, Cmdr. Marc D. Boran relieved Cmdr. Richard J. Field as CO of the USS Carney during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Manama, Bahrain.
February 14, 2012 The Carney recently pulled into Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a routine port call.
March 4, USS Carney returned to Mayport after a seven-month deployment. The ship disrupted four piracy attempts, boarded nine vessels, approached 28 suspected pirate vessels, and disarmed and captured 30 suspected pirates in support of Operation Ocean Shield.
April 21, DDG 64 recently entered the dry-dock at the BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards for an eight-month Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (E-DSRA). Returned to Naval Station Mayport on Aug. 20.
November 21, USS Carney recently returned to homeport after a week-long underway for sea trials; Underway again for routine training on Dec. 11.
July 15, 2013 Cmdr. Edward M. Crossman relieved Cmdr. Marc D. Boran as CO of the Carney during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Naval Station Mayport.
August 7, USS Carney recently moored at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., for ammo onload.
October 17, USS Carney departed Naval Station Mayport for a scheduled independent deployment.
October 25, The guided-missile destroyer recently pulled into Ponta Delgada, Portugal, for a brief stop at Azores to refuel; Inport Naval Station Rota, Spain, from Oct. 28-31.
November 7, The Carney recently departed Palermo, Italy, after a liberty port visit; Transited Suez Canal, with the USS Nimitz (CVN 68), on Nov. 8.?
November 25, USS Carney recently moored at Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) in Hidd, Bahrain, for a routine port call; Inport Bahrain again from Dec. 30- Jan. 3.?
March 11, 2014 DDG 64 recently moored at Khalifa Port in Taweelah, United Arab Emirates, for a liberty port visit to Abu Dhabi.
March 29, The Carney recently arrived in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, for a scheduled port visit before participating in annual bilateal exercise Nautical Union.
April 12, USS Carney recently moored at KBSP, Bahrain, for outchop brief and turnover with the USS O'Kane (DDG 77).
April 26, The Carney moored at Cruise Terminal in Bodrum, Turkey, for a three-day port visit.
May 5, The guided-missile destroyer moored at Berth 12, El Arsenal de Ferrol naval base in Ferrol, Spain, for a three-day port call. Brief stop at Ponta Delgada on May 11; Inport Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., from May 18-23.
May 25, USS Carney returned to Mayport after a seven-month Arabian Gulf deployment in support of Maritime Interception Operations (MIO).
June 3, BAE Systems Mayport, Jacksonville, Fla., was awarded a $9,3 million modification to previously awarded contract (N40024-10-C-4406) for the USS Carney's Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). Work is expected to be completed by September.
May 8, 2015 Cmdr. Kenneth S. Pickard relieved Cmdr. Edward M. Crossman as the 12th CO of Carney during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Naval Station Mayport.
July 1?, USS Carney departed homeport for an Independent Deployer Certification Exercise (IDCERTEX) and in support of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) ARG's COMPTUEX as part of opposition forces.
September 12, DDG 64 departed Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., after a four-day ammo onload; Brief stop at Ponta Delgada, Azores, on Sept. 22.
September 25, USS Carney arrived at its new homeport of Naval Station Rota, Spain, after a 19-day transit from Mayport, Fla.
November 7, USS Carney departed Rota for its first patrol, as part of Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF), in the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AoR).
November 14, The Carney pulled into Cherbourg, France, for a brief port call; Anchored in Brest Harbor for a brief stop to refuel on Nov. 15; Transited the Strait of Gibraltar on Nov. 22; Brief stop off Augusta Bay, Sicily, for personnel transfer on Dec. 6.
December 13, USS Carney moored at West Berth K14, NATO Fueling Depot in Souda Bay, Crete, for a two-day port call; Transited the Strait of Messina northbound on Dec. 21.
December 23, The guided-missile destroyer moored at NATO Fuel Pier in Augusta Bay, Sicily, for a four-day liberty port visit.
January 11, 2016 US Carney moored at West Berth K14 in Souda Bay for a nine-day upkeep; Participated in a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337) on Jan. 28; Moored again at Berth K14 from Jan. 29- Feb. 2; Anchored off Souda Bay for a brief stop on Feb. 8; Moored at Berth K14 from Feb. 9-10; Anchored off Souda Bay for a brief stop on Feb. 14.
February 21, The Carney moored at Grain Terminal in Haifa, Israel, for a two-day port call in support of the biennial joint BMD exercise Juniper Cobra.
March 8, USS Carney moored at Berth 27, Muele De Ribera in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, for a three-day liberty port visit.
March 13, USS Carney moored at Pier 1 on Naval Station Rota after completing a four-month patrol.
July 25, USS Carney departed Rota, Spain, for its second patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet AoR, following a 15-week Selected Restricted Availability (SRA); Transited the Strait of Gibraltar on July 25.
July 29, The Carney provided food and water to 97 migrants adrift on board the small craft, while underway off the coast of Libya in support of Operation Odyssey Resolve, until the SOS Mediterranee ship MS Aquarius arrived and took them to safety.