USS JARRETT FFG 33
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USS Jarrett (FFG 33) is named for the late Vice Admiral Harry B. Jarrett, USN (1898-1974), an outstanding sailor of World War II. He received the Navy Cross for heroism in the Battle of the Coral Sea.
USS Jarrett departed the Arabian Gulf in August 2000 following three months of operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet AoR. Her duties in the Arabian Gulf were part of a six-month overseas deployment. Jarrett's mission was the enforcement of United Nations sanctions against Iraq. While on station, she identified, tracked and boarded numerous suspected sanctions violators. In addition, she planned and participated in a multi-national exercise with one of the Gulf nations.
July 2, 2003 USS Jarrett Sailors marked their ship’s 20th anniversary with a cake cutting ceremony and a barbecue on Pier 5 here. Gearing up for it’s tenth deployment later this summer, Jarrett will be one of seven warships to accompany the 13th MEU on the first deployment of Expeditionary Strike Group 1 in support of the global war on terror. USS Jarrett went down in history books in 1998 as the first U.S. Navy warship with a female commanding officer. Capt. Kathleen McGrath led FFG 33 through two years of service, including a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf. The guided-missile frigate returned from deployment in May 2002. It has operated with USS John C Stennis (CVN 74), USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69), and USS George Washington (CVN 73) Carrier Battle Groups as part of Destroyer Squadron 21.
August 22, 2003 USS Jarrett, commande by Cmdr. R. S. Hospodar, departed San Diego for a scheduled deployment, with the USS Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1), in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
February 6, 2004 FFG 33 departed Broome, Australia, after a five-day port visit. The frigate has been deployed with Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 1 since Aug. 22, during which time the ship has operated in the Western Pacific, Persian Gulf, Red Sea and near the Horn of Africa. The ship recently conducted bilateral training exercises with the Kenyan Navy, and is now transiting east in company with the other ships of ESG-1.
March 9, USS Jarrett returned to homeport after six-and-a-half month deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
October 8, The guided-missile frigate pulled to San Francisco for participation in Fleet Week 2004.
April 19, 2006 During the ship’s first Family Day Cruise in more than a year, guests experienced a steel beach picnic and witnessed firefighting and small arms displays.
April 21, USS Jarrett departed San Diego for the second time in less than two years, for a six-month deployment to South American waters for counter-drug operations.
August 16, FFG 33 recently departed Callao, Peru, after a scheduled port call.
October 11, USS Jarrett returned to homeport after a nearly six-month underway period conducting counter narcotic terrorism operations in the southern Pacific Ocean.
May ?, 2007 USS Jarrett departed Naval Station San Diego for a scheduled deployment in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Exercise.
June 18, The guided-missile frigate arrived in Sattihip for the Thailand phase of CARAT 2007 exercise.
July 2, CARAT ships arrived in Kemaman, Malaysia, for the next phase of exercise.
August 3, The Jarrett arrived in Muara, Brunei, for the fifth phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise.
August 17, FFG 33 is currently underway, in the South China Sea, in support of Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) 2007.
September 11, USS Jarrett returned to San Diego after a four-month deployment in support of CARAT exercise.
October 12, Cmdr. Brent J. Kyler relieved Cmdr. E. R. Kyle as CO of USS Jerrett.
May 28, 2008 FFG 33 recently arrived in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, for the first phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008.
June 21, CARAT ships arrived in Singapore for the third phase of bilateral exercise from June 23 to July 3.
October 19, 2009 USS Jarrett, commanded by Cmdr. Ferdinand A. Reid, returned to San Diego after a six-month deployment to the eastern Pacific Ocean in support of Counter-Illicit Trafficking (CIT). The frigate seized more than 9 tons of drugs with an estimated street value of $266 million.
September 3, 2010 USS Jarrett departed homeport for a scheduled eastern Pacific deployment that will focus on drug interdiction and humanitarian assistance.
September 20, The Jarrett recently arrived off the coast of Valparaiso, Chile, to participate in the 13th Bicentennial Fleet Review.
February 18, 2011 FFG 33 returned to San Diego after five-and-a-half month deployment in the U.S. 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility.
April 21, USS Jarrett held a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego. The ship will be towed to Bremerton, Wash., for storage.
May 26, The Jarett was officially decommissioned and stricken from the U.S. Navy list, after nearly a 28 years of servise.