USS ROOSEVELT DDG 80
The Roosevelt (DDG 80) is the second Flight IIA ship of the U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and the first ship so named to honor both Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States and the former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. The keel was laid down on December 15, 1997, at Litton Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., and christened on January 23, 1999. Mrs. Nancy Roosevelt Ireland, granddaughter of the ship's namesakes, served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Matthew E. Bobola is the prospective commanding officer.
October 14, 2000 USS Roosevelt was commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Station Mayport, Fla.
USS Roosevelt departed for its maiden deployment in spring 2002, as part USS John F. Kennedy Battle Group, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Interdiction Operations in Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf.
December 6, USS Roosevelt returned to Mayport, Fla., after a six-month deployment in support of the operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and the global war on terrorism.
September 8, 2005 The Roosevelt emergency sortied from Naval Station Mayport to avoid the Tropical Storm Ophelia.
January 25, 2006 USS Roosevelt departed homeport for approximately three-month deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and the Global War on Terrorism.
February 8, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Souda Bay, Crete, for a routine port call.
October 6, USS Roosevelt departed Mayport to join up with various Norfolk-based ships to cross the Atlantic Ocean for waters in and around Scotland in preparation for Neptune Warrior. Neptune Warrior is a joint military training course organized by the Joint Maritime Operational Training Staff (JMOTS) Northwood in the United Kingdom.
March 7, 2007 USS Roosevelt departerd Naval Station Mayport for a scheduled deployment.
March 31, DDG 80 pulled into Tivat, Montenegro, for a brief port call. Arrived in Split, Croatia, on April 2.
April 13, USS Roosevelt, commanded by Cmdr. John A. Carter, is currently participating in a National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-led exercise Noble Manta from April 12-22. The largest joint anti-submarine warfare exercise held annually in the Mediterranean Sea, Noble Manta 2007 involves 10 NATO countries which provide maritime patrol aircraft, surface and subsurface assets.
July 28, USS Roosevelt moored outboard the USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) in La Maddalena, Italy, for a voyage repair availability period.
May 11, 2008 The guided-missile destroyer is currently off the East Coast participating in Integration Strike Group Exercise with USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) ESG.
August 28, USS Roosevelt departed homeport for a scheduled deployment as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group.
September 16, DDG 80 departed Dubrovnik, Croatia, after a four-day port visit.
November 8, The Roosevelt is currently conducting Maritime Security Operations in the Arabian Gulf.
February 27, 2009 The guided-missile destroyer transited Suez Canal after completing operations in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility.
March 25, USS Roosevelt returned to Mayport after a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AoR. She provided support to the pirated motor vessel (M/V) Faina, the Ukrainian arms ship held hostage by Somali pirates for several months, and operated off the Horn of Africa in support of national tasking, logging two lengthy underway periods of 70 and 83 consecutive days.
May 20, DDG 80 arrived in New York City, N.Y., to participate in 22nd Fleet Week New York.
October 28, USS Roosevelt entered the dry-dock at Atlantic Marine Shipyard in Jacksonville, Fla., for a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA).
November 20, Cmdr. Robert B. Chadwick, II relieved Cmdr. Stanley O. Keeve, Jr., as CO of the Roosevelt during a change-of-command ceremony at the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Squadron Four Two (HSL-42) hangar at Naval Station Mayport.
February 4, 2010 The guided-missile destroyer departed dry-dock and returned to Naval Station Mayport.
February 11, 2011 USS Roosevelt departed Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., for a six-day friends and family cruise to Mayport.
March 24, DDG 80 departed homeport for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.
March 30, USS Roosevelt departed Naval Station Mayport for a scheduled deployment.
April 14, The Roosevelt departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, after a three-day port call. Transited Suez Canal on April 20.
July 1, Cmdr. Robert S. Thompson relieved Cmdr. Robert B. Chadwick II as CO of the Roosevelt during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship.
August 5, USS Roosevelt arrived in Victoria, Seychelles, for a six-day port visit after 113 days at sea.
October 4, The guided-missile destroyer departed Port Louis, Mauritius, after a five-day port call.
November 8, USS Roosevelt returned to Mayport after a two-day delay due to rough seas, completing the seven-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AoR.
April 30, 2012 DDG 80 departed Naval Station Mayport for sea trials after a six-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).
May 23, USS Roosevelt, along with USS Wasp (LHD 1), USS San Jacinto (CG 56), USS Mitscher (DDG 57), USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), USCGC Seneca (WMCE 906), USCGC Willow (WLB 202), USCGC Eagle (WIX 327) and 12 foreign ships, arrived in New York City to participate in the 25th Fleet Week celebration that will commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner. The Roosevelt moored at Manhattan's Pier 92.
October 5, The Roosevelt pulled into Mobile, Ala., for a four-day port visit to participate in the annual BayFest celebration.
January 11, 2013 Cmdr. Frankie J. Clark relieved Cmdr. Robert S. Thompson as CO of the USS Roosevelt during a pierside change-of-command ceremony at Naval Station Mayport.
February 8, DDG 80 is currently participating in the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) ARG's Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).
July 29, USS Roosevelt departed homeport for Group Sail operations as part of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Carrier Strike Group (CSG).
November 14, The guided-missile destroyer departed Naval Station Mayport for burial-at-sea off the coast of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
November 23, The Roosevelt is currently underway for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), as part of the USS George H.W. Bush CSG.
February 15, 2014 USS Roosevelt departed Mayport for a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility.
March 4, The Roosevelt moored at European Energy Terminal in Koper, Slovenia, for a three-day port visit. Inport Split, Croatia, from March 8-11.
March 17, A team of U.S. Navy SEAL's, embarked aboard the USS Roosevelt, boarded and took control of the commercial tanker Morning Glory, after 3 a.m. local time in international waters southeast of Cypress, at the request of both the Libyan and Cypriot governments. The tanker was carrying a cargo of oil owned by the Libyan government National Oil Company. The ship and its cargo were illicitly obtained from the As-Sidra Port earlier this month by three armed Libyans.
March 19, The guided-missile destroyer entered the Red Sea after transiting Suez Canal. Entered the Arabian Gulf on March 28.
April 2, USS Roosevelt moored at Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) in Hidd, Bahrain, for a brief port call. Inport KBSP again from May 2-6.
May 24, The Roosevelt recently entered the Red Sea in support of annual multinational exercise Eager Lion 2014. Inport Eilat, Israel, from June 8-12; Transited Strait of Hormuz northbound on June 2?.
June 30, Cmdr. Jason S. Reller relieved Cmdr. Frankie J. Clark as the 10th CO of DDG 80 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at KBSP, Bahrain.
July 6, USS Roosevelt departed Khalifa Bin Salman Port after a week-long upkeep.
September 4, The Roosevelt departed Jebel Ali, U.A.E., after a liberty port visit to Dubai; Departed Arabian Gulf on Sept. 22; Inport Duqm, Oman, from Oct. 1-5; Transited the Bab el-Mandeb Strait northbound for Suez Canal escort operations on Oct. 8.