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26 Nisan 2011 Salı

USN frigate USS Jarrett (FFG-33) decommissioned

By Jeanette Steele
Monday, April 25, 2011

The veteran Navy frigate Jarrett ended its 27-year career at sea Thursday with a decommissioning ceremony at San Diego Naval Base.

The San Diego-based ship completed 15 deployments, six in the past six years, and took part in every major sanction-enforcement blockade over the past three decades, the Navy said.

Most recently, Jarrett returned from a six-month anti-drug patrol off South America.

All 188 crewmembers participated in the event Thursday.

Frigates are being phased out of the Navy, their jobs being taken over by other kinds of ships. But the Jarrett went out proudly. It got high marks on one of its final major inspections, the formidable Board of Inspection and Survey, Navy officials said.

The ship was named for the late Vice Adm. Harry B. Jarrett, a World War II officer awarded the Navy Cross for heroism in the Battle of the Coral Sea.

The ship will be classified as inactive and then towed to Bremerton, Wash., for storage, the Navy said. The vessel is reportedly slated to be sold to Taiwan.

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