USS FARRAGUT DDG 99
The Farragut (DDG 99) is U.S. Navy's 49th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and was named in honor of Adm. David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870). One of the Union's great heroes, Farragut gained fame for his exploits while in command of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron during the Civil War. In 1862, his ships fought past confederate forts to capture New Orleans. In 1863, at Port Hudson, his forces gained control of the Mississippi River splitting the Confederacy. In 1864, Rear Adm. Farragut rallied his men to victory, shouting: "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" and led all but one of his 18 ships safely through the channel to win the Battle of Mobile Bay, one of the most celebrated victories in American naval history.
The keel was laid down on January 9, 2004, at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine; The ship was launched and christened on July 23, 2005; The Honorable Susan M. Collins, U.S. Senator for the State of Maine, served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Deidre L. McLay is the prospective commanding officer.
May 5, 2006 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Farragut departed Bath, Maine, for the last time.
May 8, The guided-missile destroyer arrived at Naval Station Newport, R.I., for a three-day port visit to conduct school ship training with the Surface Warfare Officer School (SWOS). Port call to Naval Station Norfolk from May 15-17; Arrived at its homeport of Mayport, Fla., on May 25.
June 10, USS Farragut was commissioned during an 11 a.m. EST ceremony at Naval Station Mayport.
June 30, The Farragut moored at Penn's Landing Pier in Philadelphia, Pa., for a five-day port visit to participate in the Fourth of July celebration.
From July 20 through Aug. 1, DDG 99 was underway in support of USS Theodore Toosevelt (CVN 71) CSG's Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 06-2, as part of opposition forces.
September 5, USS Farragut departed Mayport for post delivery tests and trials. Port calls to Port Canaveral, Fla., from Sept. 7-12 and 19-25th; Returned home on Oct. 3; Underway again for routine training on Oct. 18; Inport Norfolk, Va., from Oct. 27-30.
November 6, The Farragut returned to Naval Station Mayport after completing its Combat Systems Ship's Qualifications Trials (CSSQT). Underway from Nov. 11-17 in support of Submarine Commander's Conference (SCC) 4-06; Underway for ITT from Nov. 28- Dec. 1.
February 5, 2007 USS Farragur entered the Atlantic Marine Dry Dock Corp. shipyard for a three-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA).
June 13, Cmdr. Scott E. Dugan relieved Cmdr. Deidre L. McLay as the 2nd CO of DDG 99.
December 1, The Farragut is currently in the Atlantic Ocean as part of simulated opposition forces to USS Nassau (LHA 4) ESGs Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), from Nov. 29 through Dec. 17.
February 29, 2008 USS Farragut completed its participation in Task Group Exercise 02-08 with the USS George Washington (CVN 73) CSG, off the coast of Florida, in preparation for the upcoming maiden deployment. The Strike Group will head to South America in April to participate in Partnership of the Americas 2008.
April 7, USS Farragut departed Mayport for its maiden deployment, in support of Partnership of the Americas 2008, in the Caribbean Sea.
May 3, The Headquarters Element of the 4th Marine Recon Detachment of the 24th Marines embarked the Farragut on May 1 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in support of PoA '08. They will conduct training with Uruguayan marines when the ship arrives in Montevideo for a port visit.
May 18, DDG 99 made a port visit to Ushuaia, Argentina, May 15-17, in support of Farragut's theater security cooperation (TSC) mission.
May 21, USS Farragut recently arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile, for a scheduled port call.
June 16, U.S. Navy forces teamed up with their Peruvian Navy counterparts June 12, to begin the bilateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise, Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX) 2008. The exercise will involve USS Farragut, USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), USS Kauffman (FFG 59), two SH-60B helicopters, and four Peruvian Type 209 diesel submarines, training together over a six-day period.
July 7, USS Farragut and USS Kauffman completed bilateral exercises with the Ecuadorian Navy off the coast of Ecuador.
July 29, DDG 99 departed Naval Station Mayport to begin the second half of deployment in support of Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2008.
August 4, The guided-missile destroyer departed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after a routine port call. The Farragut is scheduled to visit Cartegena, Colombia, and participate in PANAMAX 2008, a multinational joint exercise dedicated to the defense of the Panama Canal.
September 3, USS Farragut departed Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles, after five days of conducting theater security cooperation events with the Dutch Navy and the people of Curacao during PoA 2008.
September 8, The Farragut departed Port of Spain, Trinidad, after a three-day port call. Arrived in Castries, St. Lucia, on Sept. 10 for a goodwill port visit.
October 5, USS Farragut returned to homeport after a six-month deployment. The ship visited 13 ports, including Lima, Peru; Colon, Panama; and Fort-de-France, Martinique. Also conducted 14 days of counter-illicit trafficking operations in the Caribbean and busted three tons of coccaine on Oct. 1.
December 5, Cmdr. Philip E. Sobeck relieved Cmdr. Scott E. Dugan as commanding officer of the Farragut.
January 2, 2010 USS Farragut departed Mayport for a scheduled deployment with the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Carrier Strike Group.
February 1, The guided-missile destroyer is currently in the Gulf of Aden conducting anti-piracy and maritime security operations. USS Farragut embarked Commander, Task Force 151, in Djibouti on Jan. 25, and is now the flagship for CTF-151.
March 31, USS Farragut sank a suspected pirate mothership in the Somali Basin after responding to a piracy report from the Sierra Leone-flagged tanker Evita. After ensuring the suspected pirates were unable conduct further attacks, all 11 were released on the two small skiffs. The ship recently departed Port Victoria, Seychelles, afrer a scheduled port visit.
April 13, Ships from Singapore, Russia and the U.S. have been taking part in Exercise Rat Trap, in the Gulf of Aden. The counter-piracy exercise was conducted by the Singapore-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, together with USS Farragut and the Russian destroyer RFS Marshal Shaposhnikov (BPK 543).
April 16, DDG 99 intercepted seven suspected pirates after they fired rifles and rocket-propelled grenades at the Thailand-flagged bulk carrier Thor Traveler, during a ten-minute pre-dawn skirmish, 240 km east of Aden, Yemen.
April 20, Cmdr. William R. Daly relieved Cmdr. Philip E. Sobeck as CO of the Farragut during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Manama, Bahrain.
July 19, USS Farragut departed Lisbon, Portugal, after a four-day port visit. The ship recently made a port call to Santander, Spain.
August 3, USS Farragut returned to Naval Station Mayport after a seven-month deployment.
March 4, 2011 The Farragut arrived in Mobile, Ala., for a four-day port visit to serve as the 2011 Mardi Gras Ship. It will also play a key role in a special morning ceremony, at Fort Morgan, to honor the historic Navy ship Tecumseh, which sunk during the Battle of Mobile Bay.
March 11, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Charleston, S.C., for a scheduled port call.
April 21, USS Farragut pulled into Naval Station Norfolk after visiting Naval Weapons Station Yorktown. The ship is currently underway for fleet training exercises.
October 21, Cmdr. Glen B. Quast relieved Cmdr. William R. Daly as CO of the DDG 99 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Naval Station Mayport.
October 27, The Farragut is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine training in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
April 24, 2012 USS Farragut is currently underway for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), as part of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) CSG.
June 15, The guided-missile destroyer departed homeport for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.
June 20, USS Farragut departed Naval Station Mayport for a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AoR.
July 3, The Farragut anchored off the coast of Mahon, Spain, for a three-day port visit to Menorca Island.
July 23, DDG 99 pulled into Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, for a brief port call.
July 28, USS Farragut arrived at Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a routine port call.
August 4, USS Farragut arrived in Riga, Latvia, for a three-day port visit.
August 8, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Tallinn, Estonia, for a three-day port visit.
August 21, The Farragut departed Bodo, Norway, to participate in a trilateral exercise Northern Eagle 2012, with the Russian navy destroyer Admiral Chabanenko (DD 650) and the Norwegian Coast Guard frigate Nordkapp (W320), in the Norwegian Sea.
August 25, USS Farragut arrived in Severomorsk Naval Base, Russia, for a two-day port call.
August 28, DDG 99 pulled into Tromso, Norway, for a brief port visit.
September 1, USS Farragut arrived in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, for a three-day port visit.
September 7, The Farragut pulled into La Rochelle, France, for a three-day port call. Entered the Red Sea for Suez Canal escort operations on Sept. 26.
October 17, U.S. Navy recently confirmed that the USS Farragut emitted radiation from its radar that knocked out the instruments on board the Norwegian Coast Guard frigate Nordkapp and injured several crew members, during the exercise Northern Eagle in August. They were exposed to electromagnetic radiation by radar operating in the frequency band 3-4 GHz.
December 11, The guided-missile destroyer moored at Khalifa Bin Salman Port in Hidd, Bahrain, for a routine port call.
December 15, USS Farragut recently assumed responsibility as the flagship for Commander, Combined Task Force 151.
February 3, 2013 DDG 99 recently pulled into Djibouti, Djibouti, for a brief port visit.
February 25, The Farragut departed Khalifa Bin Salman Port after a routine port call.
March 8, The guided-missile destroyer returned to Mediterranean Sea after transiting Suez Canal.
March 11, USS Farragut pulled into Bar, Montenegro, for a three-day port visit.
March 20, The Farragut pulled into Funchal, Portugal, for a brief port call to refuel.
April 7, USS Farragut returned to homeport after an extended nine-and-a-half month deployment. The ship traveled more than 81,000 n.m., conducted four Suez Canal and 10 Strait of Hormuz transits and also made port calls to Jebel Ali, U.A.E.; and Muscat, Oman.
May 10, Cmdr. William G. Musser relieved Cmdr. Glen B. Quast as CO of the Faragut during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Naval Station Mayport.
October 22, USS Farragut is currently underway for routine training in the Jacksonville Op. Area. The ship recently completed a three-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA); Underway again in mid-January.
May 5, 2014 DDG 99 moored at Mole Pier, Naval Air Station Key West, Fla., for a brief port call.
May 19, USS Farragut, along with the USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) and USS Gettysburg (CG 64), is currently participating in Submarine Commander's Course (SCC) 40, at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) range off Andros Island, Bahamas.
July 8, The Farragut recently departed Naval Station Mayport to participate in exercise Greyhound Armor.
August 15, USS Farragut moored at Berth 1, GPA's Ocean Terminal in Savannah, Ga., for a three-day port call.
September 16, The guided-missile destroyer recently departed homeport for MISSILEX and Group Sail operations as part of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) CSG.
November 5, USS Farragut is currently underway in support of a multinational amphibious exercise Bold Alligator 2014.
November 14, Cmdr. Cory R. Applebee relieved Cmdr. William G. Musser as the 7th CO of Farragut during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Station Mayport.
January 8, 2015 The Farragut departed homeport for a 29-day underway to participate in Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX).
March 9, USS Farragut, with an embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46 Det. 6, departed Bravo 3 Wharf, Naval Station Mayport for a scheduled Middle East deployment.
March 21, USS Farragut moored at Alcantara Cruise Terminal in Lisbon, Portugal, for a four-day port visit.
March 27, DDG 99 moored at Dique Del Oeste Pier in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, for a five-day port visit; Transited the Suez Canal on April 6; Transited the Strait of Hormuz northbound on April 14.
April 29, The Farragut arrived in Strait of Hormuz to monitor the situation and help maintain a U.S. naval presence, after a Marshall Islands-flagged M/V Maersk Tigris was seized yesterday afternoon, by Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) patrol boats due to "legal issues", while en route to Port of Jebel Ali. The cargo ship is currently anchored 10 miles south off Bandar Abbas, Iran.
May 15, USS Farragut moored at Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), Bahrain, for a five-day liberty port visit to Manama.
June 30, The Farragut moored at Khalifa Port, United Arab Emirates, for a nine-day upkeep; Transited the Strait of Hormuz southbound on July 2?.
August 6, USS Farragut transited the Bab-el Mandeb Strait northbound for Suez Canal escort operations.?
August 19, The guided-missile destroyer moored at Container Terminal in Port of Salalah, Oman, for a four-day port call.
September 8, USS Farragut rescued three distressed mariners after their fishing vessel had been stranded for three days in the Red Sea; Transited the Strait of Hormuz northbound on Sept. 2?; Inport KSSB, Bahrain, in early October; Transited the Suez Canal northbound on Oct. 13; Participated in a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the TCG Yavuz (F240) on Oct. 15.
October 21, The Farragut moored at Berth 186, General Cargo Terminal in Port of Marseille, France, for a five-day liberty visit; Transited the Strait of Gibraltar on Oct. 28.
November 7, USS Farragut moored at Alpha Wharf on Naval Station Mayport following an eight-month deployment.
January 6, 2016 DDG 99 is currently moored at Delta 2 Wharf, Naval Station Mayport.
February 5, USS Farragut moored at Berth 2, Pier C South, Alabama State Docks in Port of Mobile, Ala., for a five-day liberty visit to participate in Mardi Gras festivities.
February 22, The Farragut recently departed homeport in support of Task Group Exercise (TGEX), off the coast of Florida, with the HMCS Athabaskan (DDG 282), HMCS Halifax (FFH 330), HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) and SPS Patino (A14).
March 18, Cmdr. Megan A. Thomas relieved Cmdr. Cory R. Applebee as CO of the USS Farragut during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Delta Wharf, Naval Station Mayport.
May 10, BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Mayport, LLC, Jacksonville, Florida, was awarded a $32,5 million contract for the USS Farragut's Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA). Work is expected to be completed by January 2017.
May 25, USS Farragut moored at Red Hook Pier 12 in Brooklyn, New York, N.Y., for a six-day port visit to participate in annual Fleet Week celebration.
June 26, The Farragut recently departed Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., after ammo offload.
July 7, The guided-missile destroyer is currently moored at Wharf B1 on Naval Station Mayport.