USS INGRAHAM
FFG 61
  
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The Ingraham (FFG 61) is the 51st and last Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate and also the fourth ship to honor the name of Captain Duncan Nathaniel Ingraham (1802-1891). Captain Ingraham, while commanding the sloop St. Louis in the Mediterranean Squadron in July 1852, interfered with the Austrian consul's detention of Martin Kosztca, a Hungarian who had declared in New York his intention of becoming an American citizen. For his conduct in this matter he was voted thanks and a medal by Congress.

The keel was laid down on March 30, 1987, by Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp., Seattle Division. The ship was christened and launched on June 25, 1988, by Mrs. Linda E. Carlson. USS Ingraham was commissioned on August 5, 1989; Cmdr. Charles C. Vogan is the first commanding officer.

January 22, 2002 USS Ingraham returned to Everett after a six-month Arabian Gulf deployment, as part of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Battle Group.

March 12, The Ingraham commenced a three-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA). Underway in support of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2002 exercise, in the Hawaiian Op. Area, from June 15 through July 30; Underway for CART II from Aug. 12-16; Underway Demonstration (UD) from Oct. 9-11; Ammo onload at Naval Magazine Indian Island from Oct. 23-24; Underway for Group Sail from Oct. 25- Nov. 1; Underawy for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) from Nov. 7- Dec. 1.

January 9, 2003 USS Ingraham departed Naval Station Everett for a scheduled deployment as part of the USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG).

January 13, The Ingraham pulled into Naval Station San Diego, Calif., for a two-day port call. Inport Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from Jan. 22-25.

From January 28 through Feb. 20, the guided-missile frigate conducted Strike Group training in the Guam Op. Area. Upkeep in Yokosuka, Japan, from Feb. 23- March 10.

March 14, USS Ingraham moored at Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore for a three-day port call before conducting maritime escort operations in the Strait of Malacca, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Inport Sembawang again on March 29 and April 3-4; Ready Tail Ship operations in the Philippine Islands from April 13-16; Brief stop in Okinawa on April 18.

April 20, The Ingraham pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a brief port call before participating in a two-week exercise Tundem Thrust.

May 10, FFG 61 arrived in Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a five-day port call. Port visit to Saipan from May 19-25; Inport Guam again from May 28- June 1; Conducted ASW operations in the Guam OPAREA through June 18.

June 26, USS Ingraham pulled into Singapore for a four-day port visit. Port call to Fremantle, Australia, from July 9-14; Inport Okinawa, Japan, from July 29- Aug. 1.

August 6, The Ingraham pulled into Hong Kong for a four-day port visit.

August 23, Cmdr. Mark D. Colby relieved Cmdr. John Kersh, Jr,. as the 10th CO of USS Ingraham during a change-of-command ceremony held on the ship’s forecastle.

August 27, The guided-missile frigate arrived in Kure, Japan, for a four-day port visit after participated in exercise Ulchi Focus Lens, off the coast of South Korea. Emergent repairs in Yokosuka from Sept. 1-3; Brief stop in San Diego to disembark personnel from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 45 Detachment on Sept. 15.

September 19, USS Ingraham returned to Naval Station Everett after more than an eight-month deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet AoR.

From November 3-20, the Ingraham was underway for a 10-day port call to San Diego for Pre-INSURV groom. Underway for routine training from Dec. 7-10; Underway in support of CNO project at the Nanoose test range off British Columbia from Dec. 14-19.

January 5, 2004 FFG 61 departed homeport for a transit to San Diego to receive the new non-skid deck. Inport Naval Base San Diego from Jan. 9-20.

January 20, USS Ingraham arrived in Port Hueneme, Calif., for a three-day visit to Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) for combat systems groom. Ammo offload at Indian Island, Wash., from Jan. 26-28; Returned home on Jan. 28.

April 14, The Ingraham transited to Todd Shipyard for a five-month Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (E-DSRA). Entered the dry-dock on May 11; Moved to Pier 5 on Aug. 7; Returned to Naval Station Everett on Sept. 17; Underway for sea trials from Oct. 6-7; Underway for ammo onload at Naval Magazine Indian Island on Oct. 12; Anchored off Everett on Oct. 13; Underway for local operations from Oct. 14-18; Underway again on Oct. 28; Inport San Diego for more non-skid work and TRAV from Nov. 1-15; Underway in the SOCAL Op. Area from Nov. 15-24; Inport Naval Base San Diego from Nov. 24-29; Underway for local operations from Nov. 29- Dec. 7; Inport San Diego from Dec. 7-8; Underway in support of USS Nimitz (CVN 68) CSG's COMPTUEX as part of opposition forces from Dec. 8-10.

December 14, Cmdr. Ricks W. Polk relieved Cmdr. Mark D. Colby as CO of the Ingraham during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship in the eastern Bank Op. Area off Puget Sound, just before return to homeport.

July ?, 2005 USS Ingraham departed Everett for a scheduled deployment, with the USS Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 1, in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

July 29, ESG 1 conducted a successful anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), off the coast of Hawaii, from July 25-26. The strike group’s flagship, USS Tarawa (LHA 1); the amphibious dock landing ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7); guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65); guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham and fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) teamed up with JMSDF destroyers Myoko (DDG 175), Makinami (DD 112) and Akebono (DD 108).

August 15, The frigate pulled into Broome, Australia, for a scheduled port visit.

September 23, FFG 61 is currently participating in exercise Bright Star, the largest and most significant coalition military exercise conducted by U.S. Central Command off the coast of Egypt, from Sept. 10 through Oct. 3. It is designed to strengthen regional stability and improve inter-military cooperation, as well as cooperation among participating nations. Along with the United States, other participating countries included, France Germany, Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Jordan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

January 16, 2006 USS Ingraham returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet AoR.

June 8, The Ingraham pulled into Portland, Oregon, to participate in Rose Festival's Fleet Week, an annual event in which ships from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian navy transit up the Columbia River to take part in the festival.

September 15, Cmdr. Richard M. Odom, II relieved Cmdr. Ricks W. Polk as commanding officer of the FFG 61.

May 18, 2007 USS Ingraham returned to Naval Station Everett after a two-week underway in support of joint training exercise Trident Fury, in the waters west of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

November 1, USS Ingraham departed Everett for a scheduled deployment, as part of USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Expeditionary Strike Group. Departed Naval Base San Diego on Nov. 5.

December 1, The guided-missile frigate pulled into Takamatsu, Japan, for a five-day port visit, the first visit by an U.S. Navy ship in over 10 years.

February 15, 2008 FFG 61 recently departed Jebel Ali, U.A.E., after routine port call.

March 20, Cmdr. Matthew D. Ovios relived Cmdr. Richard M. Odom, II as CO of USS Ingraham during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship in port of Limassol, Cyprus.

April 3, The Ingraham anchored off Phuket, Thailand, for a scheduled port visit.

May 9, USS Ingraham returned to Naval Station Everett after a six-month deployment. The ship participated in exercises Indigo Serpent, Eagle Salute, Iron Siren and visited 13 ports, including Penang, Malaysia; Manama, Bahrain; and Sofaga, Egypt.

September 11, FFG 61 completed sea trials as part of the last stage of the ship's three-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).

July 23, 2009 USS Ingraham returned to Everett after a three-day underway for Group Sail operations, off the coast of Washington, with the USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60), USS Shoup (DDG 86) and USS Momsen (DDG 92).

September 8, USS Ingraham departed Everett for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.

September 24, The guided-missile frigate arrived in Papeete, Tahiti, for a three-day port call. This is the third time in five years that a U.S. Navy ship has visited French Polynesia.

October 1, USS Ingraham arrived off the coast of American Samoa to provide humanitarian assistance after a magnitude-8.4 earthquake struck the region at 6:48 a.m. local time Tuesday, about 120 miles south of the islands of Samoa, resulting in a destructive tsunami with four 15- to 20-foot waves that hit the east side of American Samoa. At least 119 people were killed on Samoa and American Samoa. The ship departed Pago Pago on Oct. 4.

October 28, FFG 61 anchored off Phuket, Thailand, for a goodwill port visit.

December 13, Cmdr. Adam J. Welter relieved Cmdr. Matthew D. Ovios as commanding officer of the Ingraham in a ceremony held aboard the ship.

March 1, 2010 The Ingraham pulled into Chittagong, Bangladesh, for a scheduled port call.

April 10, USS Ingraham returned to homeport after a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 3rd, 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).

May 19, 2011 The Ingraham is currently underway in support of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) CSG's Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) as part of opposition forces.

June 9, FFG 61 arrived in Portland, Ore., for a four-day port visit to participate in Portland Fleet Week festivities during the city's 104th annual Rose Festival.

June 10, Cmdr. Kristin L. Stengel relieved Cmdr. Adam J. Welter as CO of the Ingraham during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.

September 26, USS Ingraham departed Naval Station Everett for a scheduled deployment to the U.S. Southern Command AoO.

October 15, The guided-missile frigate recently pulled into Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, for a brief port call.

October 26, The Ingraham recently moored at Vasco Nunez de Balboa naval base for a brief port visit to Panama.

November 1, USS Ingraham arrived again in Balboa Naval Base for a scheduled port visit to Panama City.

November 14, FFG 61 pulled again into Puerto Quetzal for a routine port call to pick up fuel and supplies.

December 17, USS Ingraham arrived again in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, for a routine port call.

December 25, The guided-missile frigate recently departed Vasco Nunez de Balboa naval base after another routine port visit for fuel and supplies. The Ingraham arrived again in Panama for a brief port visit Jan. 6.

January 15, 2012 U.S. Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus visited USS Ingraham while pierside at Vasco Nunez de Balboa naval base.

February 7, FFG 61 moored at Balboa Naval Base for a scheduled port visit to Panama City.

February 22, The Ingraham recently departed Panama City after another port call.

March 14, The guided-missile frigate recently arrived at Vasco Nunez de Balboa for its last visit to Panama.

April 2, The Ingraham departed Naval Base San Diego after a brief port call to pick up "Tigers".

April 6, USS Ingraham returned to Everett, Wash., after more than a six-month deployment in support of Counter Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC) operations.

June 7, USS Ingraham arrived in Portland, Ore., for a four-day port visit to participate in the 105th annual Portland Rose Festival.

July 20, FFG 61 pulled into Canadian naval base in Esquimalt for a scheduled port visit to Victoria, British Columbia. Returned home on July 27.

November 21, Cmdr. Joey L. Frantzen relieved Cmdr. Kristin L. Stengel as CO of the Ingraham.

December 13, USS Ingraham departed Naval Station Everett for sea trials after a four-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).

October 8, 2013 The Ingraham is currently underway off the coast of southern California for Task Group Exercise (TGEX).

March 11, 2014 USS Ingraham, with an embarked Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 Det. 2, departed Everett for a scheduled deployment in support of the Counter Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC) operations.

April 11, The guided-missile destroyer recently moored at Vasco Nunez de Balboa Naval Base, Panama, for a brief port call.

May 6, FFG 61 moored at Berth 3 in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, for a brief stop to refuel.

May 18, USS Ingraham and its embarked U.S. Coast Guard LEDET 104 team, in coordination with the Colombian Navy and Air Force, retrieved more than 5200 pounds of cocaine after interdicted a self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) vessel, approximately 45 n.m., off the coast of Tumaco, Colombia. The three crew members were taken into custody.

June 4, The Ingraham retrieved more than 1700 pounds of cocaine after interdicted a Costa Rican-flagged fishing vessel Maria Bonita in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The four crew members were taken into custody.

June 9, Cmdr. Daniel G. Straub relieved Cmdr. Joey L. Frantzen as the 17th CO of Ingraham during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Balboa Naval Base, Panama.

July 3, The Ingraham disrupted a shipment of 700 pounds of cocaine, after interdicted a "go-fast" speed boat, approximately 115 miles southeast of the border between Panama and Colombia.

July 12, USS Ingraham recently moored at Vasco Nunez de Balboa Naval Base for a routine port call.

August 21, FFG 61 retrieved 1500 pounds of cocaine after interdicted a "go-fast" speed boat in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Inport Balboa again from Aug. 31- Sept. 2.?

September 11, The Ingraham moored at Callao Naval Base, Peru, for the in-port phase of annual multinational exericise UNITAS 55-14; Underway for at-sea phase from Sept. 16-19; Inport Salaverry, Peru, from Sept. 19-21; Inport Callao again from Sept. 25-27.

October 7, The guided-missile frigate recently moored at Callao Naval Base for a liberty port visit to Lima after participated in a bilateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX) 2014, with the Naval forces from Brazil, Colombia and Peru.

October 30, USS Ingraham returned to Naval Station Everett after a seven-and-a-half month deployment in the U.S. 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AoR).

November 10, The Ingraham departed homeport for a Friends and Family Day Cruise in Elliott Bay.

November 12, USS Ingraham held a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Everett after more than 25 years of active service.

January 28, 2015 The Ingraham transited under tow to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash., where it will be dismantled for scrap.

January 30, USS Ingraham (FFG 61) was officially decommissioned and stricken from the U.S. Naval Vessel Register.