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Moderators Note to Members - This topic is now for DDG Guided Missile Destroyers only

 

From now on, please post your DL to DLG to DDG Destroyer Leader Conversions on this topic here ---> http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/288949-dl-destroyer-leader-conversions-dlg-dlgn-to-cg-cgn-ddg/

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5" USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG-32) In service 1956 to 1982

Forrest Sherman class (DD-932) 1956, Converted to DDG-32 1965 to 1967

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Seems that most of the collections posted on the forum are older decommissioned ships. Time for some current hulls.....

 

Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer Class leader USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG-51) Commissioned on Independence Day, July 4th, 1991

 

Sea Trial Charlie Built to Fight and two different Fast and Feared crest patches

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USS FITZGERALD (DDG-62) Alpha, Bravo and Charlie pre-commissioning Sea Trials 1995

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Arleigh Burke class USS FITZGERALD (DDG-62) Commissioned on October 14th, 1995

 

Ship's crest
The Fitzgerald family coat of arms (a white shield with a red saltire) provides the foundation for the coat of arms for Fitzgerald. The shield signifies defense, while the saltire connotes strength and its red color represents valor and action. This traditional design has been modified by the addition of a blue cross paty interlaced with a gold annulet and four shamrocks. The cross commemorates the Navy Cross posthumously awarded to Lieutenant William Charles Fitzgerald for extraordinary heroism in the Vietnam battle that took his life. The annulet symbolizes the continuity of everlasting hope, fidelity and unity. The four shamrocks represent Lieutenant Fitzgerald's Irish family and heritage.

 

Operation Desert Fox

The December 1998 bombing of Iraq (code-named Operation Desert Fox) was a major four-day bombing campaign on Iraqi targets from 16 December 1998, to 19 December 1998, by the United States and United Kingdom. The contemporaneous justification for the strikes was Iraq's failure to comply with United Nations Security Council resolutions and its interference with United Nations Special Commission inspectors.

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Charles F. Adams class USS SAMPSON (DDG-10) In service 1961 to 1992

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USS SOMERS (DD-947/DDG-34) In service 1959 to 1982. Forrest Sherman class destroyer converted to a DDG in 1967 earning 5 battle stars in Vietnam as both a DD and DDG

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USS SOMERS (DD-947) As DD from 1959 to 1968 prior to conversion to a DDG

 

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The second USS SPRUANCE (DDG-111) Arleigh Burke class commissioned at Key West in 2011 and in active service. Current homeport Naval Base San Diego, CA

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USS COONTZ (DDG-40) Farragut class (also known as Coontz class as she was technically the first laid down) in service 1958 to 1959.

She was initially a Destroyer Leader (DLG-9) but was redesignated as DDG-40 in 1975

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USS COONTZ (DDG-40) Farragut class (also known as Coontz class as she was technically the first laid down) in service 1958 to 1959.


She was initially a Destroyer Leader (DLG-9) but was redesignated as DDG-40 in 1975


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USS COONTZ (DDG-40) Farragut class (also known as Coontz class as she was technically the first laid down) in service 1958 to 1959.


She was initially a Destroyer Leader (DLG-9) but was redesignated as DDG-40 in 1975


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Charles F. Adams class USS ROBISON (DDG-12) In service 1961 to 1991

 

 

USS ROBISON (DDG-12) RADAR GANG - Personalized Japanese made patch for "Mac" asleep at his SPS-10 Console in CIC while the cockroaches march in. This is quite accurate as the little brown Japanese cockroaches loved to live inside our consoles and gear where it was warm and cozy. No matter how we tried to eradicate them from our compartments, they just moved from one space to another just like in a large apartment complex.

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USS LAWRENCE (DDG-4) OI Operations Division

 

USS LAWRENCE (DDG-4) Charles F. Adams class in service 1962 to 1990

 

Either an error patch or a bit unraveled

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USS LAWRENCE (DDG-4) Charles F. Adams class in service 1962 to 1990

 

Swiss Tex circa 1970's

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USS LAWRENCE (DDG-4) Charles F. Adams class in service 1962 to 1990



Swiss Tex circa 1970's


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USS LAWRENCE (DDG-4) Charles F. Adams class in service 1962 to 1990



Unknown maker circa 1990


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The first DDG test bed USS GYATT (DDG-1), ex-Gearing class DD-712. She was converted to DDG-712 in 1956 and then became DDG-1 in 1957

This designation (and the patch) was short lived as she was converted back to conventional DD-712 in 1962 and decommissioned in 1969

In the photo you can see her missile battery mounted on her fantail

 

 

 

USS GYATT (DDG-1) The Navy's first Guided Missile Destroyer circa 1957

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USS DECATUR (DDG-31) Built and commissioned in 1956 as a Forrest Sherman class destroyer (DD-936), in 1964 she was heavily damaged in a collision with the aircraft carrier USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS-39). DECATUR was rebuilt, redesignated and commissioned as a guided missile destroyer in 1966 and served in this capacity until her decommissioning in 1983.

 

This is her recommissioning patch from 1966 made by Hilborn-Hamburger

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USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG-32) In service 1956 to 1982. Forrest Sherman class (DD-932) 1956, Converted to DDG-32 1965 to 1967

 

Hilborn Hamburger circa 1967

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