USS Farragut (DDG-99)

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USS Farragut(DDG-99)
Name: USS Farragut
Namesake: Admiral David Farragut
Ordered: 6 March 1998
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 9 January 2004
Launched: 23 July 2005
Sponsored by: Senator Susan Collins
Commissioned: 10 June 2006
Homeport: Naval Station Mayport, Mayport, Florida
Motto: Prepared for Battle
Status: in active service, as of 2024
Badge: 150px
General characteristics
Class and type: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 tons
Length: 509 ft 6 in (155.30 m)
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)
Draft: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines,
2 shafts,
100,000 shp (75 MW)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)
Complement: 290 officers and enlisted
Armament: One 64-cell and one 32-cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, with 96 RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc missiles
1 × 5 in (127 mm)/62 gun,
2 × 25 mm guns,
4 × 12.7 mm guns,
2 × Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: Two SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters, or one Sea Hawk and one gunship helicopter

USS Farragut (DDG-99) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She is the fifth Navy ship named for Admiral David Farragut (1801–1870), and the 49th ship of the Arleigh Burke class.

The Farragut's keel was laid down on 9 January 2004 at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. She was christened on 23 July 2005, with Senator Susan Collins of Maine as her sponsor. Farragut was commissioned on 10 June 2006.

Farragut is also equipped with the Smart Ship data distribution and control system.

Farragut departed Naval Station Mayport for her maiden deployment on 7 April 2008 in support of the Partnership of the Americas 2008 (POA 08). She returned home after six months on 5 October 2008.[1]


On 21 February 2010, a SH-60B Seahawk helicopter from Farragut disrupted two attempts by Somali pirates to attack the Tanzanian vessel MV Barakaale 1. The helicopter then stopped the pirate skiff as it attempted to speed away, by firing warning shots across its bow. A boarding team from Farragut boarded the vessel and the eight suspected pirates were taken aboard Farragut.[2]

Farragut, as flagship of the Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151), an anti-piracy mission. On 1 April 2010, three suspected pirate boats fired on a Sierra Leone flagged tanker, MV Evita, north-west of the Seychelles. The Evita was fired on, but managed to escape, in part by crew firing flares at their attackers. They reported the attack to CTF-151, and Farragut responded. After boarding the pirate skiffs, and taking several pirates into custody, Farragut destroyed the pirate mother skiff.[3]


External links

This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.

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