FFG 42
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USS Klakring (FFG 42) was named by the submarine hero of the Pacific War in World War II, Rear Admiral Thomas B. Klakring who was awarded three Navy Crosses as commander of the submarine USS Guardfish (SS 217) during World War II.

May 20, 2002 USS Klakring is currently deployed in support of counter-drug operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean and will return to Mayport upon completion of a three-month deployment. The guided-missile frigate recently departed Peru after a scheduled port call.

May 24, 2006 FFG 42 arrived in New York City to participate in 19th Navy Fleet Week May 24-May 30. Fleet Week has been sponsored by New York City since 1984 in celebration of the United States sea service.

October 5, 2007 USS Klakring returned to Naval Station Mayport after completing a six-month counter-narco terrorism deployment for U.S. Naval Forces southern Command. Klakring, embarked Anti-Submarine Helicopter Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 1, and embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment are credited with the interdiction of $358 million worth of cocaine and the detention of 15 suspected smugglers.

December 1, The Klakring is currently of the East Coast as part of simulated opposition forces to USS Nassau ESG Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX) from Nov. 29 through Dec. 17.

October 1, 2008 USS Klakring arrived in Faslane, Scotland, to participate in the Joint Warrior Course, a multinational exercise held in the waters off the Scottish coast.

November 9, The Klakring recently moored at HMNB Portsmouth, England, for a routine port call. Underway on Nov. 12.

February 16, 2009 FFG 42 departed Lisbon, Portugual, to join the task group of ships comprising Standing NATO Maritime Group 1, for maritime interoperability operations. Along with Klakring, German warship FGS Emden (F 210) and Portuguese warship NRP Alvares Cabral (F 331) comprise the task group of ships assigned to CSNMG-1. The guided-missile frigate is currently on a scheduled deployment.

February 24, USS Klakring is currently participating in Exercise FANAL 09 as part of oposition force to the Charles de Gaulle (R 91) Strike Group. The ship departed Toulon Feb. 21 after a brief port call.

March 1, The SNMG1 ships departed Palermo, Italy, after a three-day port visit as part of Loyal Mariner 2009 exercise.

March 16, The Klakring recently arrived in Souda Bay, Crete, for a routine port call.

March 25, FFG 42 arrived in Sevastopol, Ukraine, for a five-day port visit. The ship recently departed Varna, Bulgaria.

April 3, USS Klakring, commanded by Cmdr. Scott M. Smith, departed Batumi, Republic of Georgia, after a three-day port call.

April 16, The guided-missile frigate departed Bar, Montenegro, after a three-day port visit. Inport Dubrovnik, Croatia, from April 28- May 1.

June 4, The Klakring pulled to Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, for another port visit.

June 19, FFG 42 arrived in Brest, France, for a four-day port call before participating in at-sea phase of annual exercise FRUKUS, in the Bay of Biscay.

July 29, USS Klakring returned to Mayport after a six-month underway period in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

April 5, 2010 USS Klakring departed homeport for a scheduled deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean as part of Southern Seas 2010.

April 10, The guided-missile frigate arrived in Port Castries, St. Lucia, for a four-day port call.

April 21, The Klakring pulled to Fortaleza, Brazil, for a goodwill port call.

April 27, FFG 42 arrived in Salvador, Brazil, for a scheduled port visit.

May 7, USS Klakring arrived in Montevideo, Uruguay, for a port visit as part of Southern Seas 2010.

June 2, The guided-missile frigate arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile, for a brief port call. USS Klakring recently departed Buenos Aires, Argentina, after participating in the Atlantic phase of multinational Exercise UNITAS 51. The ship is also scheduled to visit Puerto Montt and Coquimbo before arriving in Peru for UNITAS Pacific in July.

June 15, USS Klakring departed Coquimbo, Chile, after a four-day port visit.

June 24, The Klakring departed Lima, Peru, after a scheduled port call.

July 3, FFG 42 pulled into Callao naval base for a scheduled port visit to Lima, Peru, and to celebrate the Independence Day.

July 7, USS Klakring is currently participating in Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX) 2010, a bilateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise, with the Peruvian frigates and submarines, July 6-11.

August 9, The guided-missile frigate arrived Oranjestad, Aruba, for a goodwill port call.

August 14, FFG 42 pulled into Willemstad, Curacao, for a scheduled port visit to Netherlands Antilles.

August 19, The Klakring arrived in Santa Marta, Colombia, for a four-day port call.

September 14, USS Klakring recently arrived in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for a goodwill port visit.

September 29, USS Klakring returned to Naval Station Maport after a nearly six-month deployment in the U.S. Southern Command AoO.

February 25, 2011 Cmdr. Darrell S. Canady relieved Cmdr. Scott M. Smith as CO of the Klakring during a change-of-command ceremony at Mayport.

September 23, The guided-missile frigate departed homeport for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.

February 10, 2012 USS Klakring moored at State Ports Authority's Union Pier for a three-day port visit to Charleston, S.C., to conduct training with the Citadel Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, allowing midshipmen the opportunity to experience life on a U.S. Navy ship. The ship is currently making preparation for a counter-terrorism deployment later this year.

May 10, The Klakring is currently participating in the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) CSGs Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), as part of opposition forces.

June 29, USS Klakring departed Mayport for its last deployment, with an embarked Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 Det. 2 and four MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV, to participate in Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance operations off the Horn of Africa.

September 9, The Klakring pulled into Victoria, Seychelles, for a three-day port visit.

October 10, FFG 42 recently pulled into Port Louis, Mauritius, for a goodwill port visit.

November 16, The guided-missile frigate departed Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece, after a routine port call.

December 1, USS Klakring returned to homeport after a five-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AoR.

March 22, 2013 USS Klakring is decommissioned, after a nearly 30 years of servise, during a ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. The ship will be towed to Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Office Philadelphia and offered for foreign military sale.