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Dahlgren III (DLG-12)

1961-1992

The third U.S. Navy ship named for Rear Adm. John Adolphus Dahlgren (1809-1870). See Dahlgren I (Torpedo Boat No. 9) for biography.  

III

(DLG-12: displacement 5,368; length 512"; beam 52'; draft 16'7"; speed 30 + knots; complement 377; armament 1 5-inch, 6 Mk. 32 torpedo tubes, ASROC, Harpoon, Standard; class Coontz)

The third Dahlgren (DLG-12) was laid down on 1 March 1958 at Philadelphia, Pa., by the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard; launched on 16 March 1960, sponsored by Mrs. Katharine D. Cromwell, granddaughter of the late Rear Adm. Dahlgren; and commissioned on 8 April 1961, Cmdr. Cary E. Landis in command.

Dahlgren was decommissioned on 31 July 1992 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 20 November 1992, and was disposed of by scrapping.

Dahlgren was awarded three Meritorious Unit Commendations (as DLG-12, 8 March-20 August 1967, 5 September 1969-30 Jun 1970, and 5-18 October 1970), two Navy “E” Ribbons (one as DLG-12, 1 July 1974-30 June 1975, and one as DDG-43, 1 October 1989 -31 December 1991), Navy Expeditionary Medal (as DLG-12, Cuba, 25 September-27 October 1961), three Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals (one as DLG-12, Quemoy-Matsu, 27 October-11 November 1962, two as DDG-43, Persian Gulf, 20 May-30 July 1988 and 1 March-3 August 1990), two Vietnam Battle Stars (10 April-17 May and 5 June-13 July 1967), and one U.S. Coast Guard SOS Ribbon.

Detailed entry pending.

Robert J. Cressman
6 February 2018

Published: Tue Feb 06 06:28:50 EST 2018