USS Ingraham (FFG-61)
USS Ingraham in 2008
|Namesake:||Captain Duncan Ingraham|
|Builder:||Todd Pacific Shipyards, San Pedro, California|
|Laid down:||30 March 1987|
|Launched:||25 June 1988|
|Commissioned:||5 August 1989|
|Decommissioned:||12 November 2014|
|Out of service:||12 November 2014|
|Homeport:||NS Everett, Washington|
|Motto:||Heritage of Gallantry|
|Class & type:||Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate|
|Displacement:||4,100 tons (4,165 t) full load|
|Length:||453 ft (138.1 m), overall|
|Beam:||45 ft (13.7 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft (6.7 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines generating 41,000 shp (31 MW) through a single shaft and controllable-pitch propeller|
|Speed:||29+ knots (54+ km/h)|
|Range:||5,000 nm (9,300 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)|
|Complement:||15 officers and 190 enlisted, plus SH-60 LAMPS detachment of roughly six officer pilots and 18 enlisted men|
|Armament:||1 ×OTO Melara Mk 75 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun
2 × Mk 32 triple-tube (324 mm) launchers for Mark 46 torpedoes
1 × Vulcan Phalanx CIWS
4 × .50-cal (12.7 mm) machine guns.
|Aircraft carried:||2 × SH-60 LAMPS III helicopters|
|Nickname:||"The Ham" or The Mighty "I"|
USS Ingraham was laid down on 30 March 1987 at the Todd Pacific Shipyards Co., Los Angeles Division, San Pedro, California. She was launched on 25 June 1988. Ingraham is slated to be decommissioned sometime in January 2015.
On 6 January 2008, the destroyer USS Hopper, the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal, and the frigate USS Ingraham were entering the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz when five Iranian motor boats approached them at high speed and in a reportedly threatening manner. The American ships had been in the Arabian Sea searching for a sailor who had been missing from USS Hopper for one day. The U.S. Navy reported that the Iranian boats made "threatening" moves toward the U.S. vessels, coming as close as 200 yards (180 m). The U.S. Navy ships received a radio transmission saying, "I am coming to you. You will explode after few minutes." While the American ships prepared to open fire, the Iranians abruptly turned away, the U.S. Navy officials said. Before leaving, the Iranians dropped white boxes into the water in front of the American ships. The American ships did not investigate the boxes. Officials from the two countries differed on their assessments of the severity of the incident. The Iranians claimed that they were conducting normal maneuvers, whereas American officials claimed that an imminent danger to American naval vessels existed.
After returning from its final deployment in October 2014, the USS Ingraham was decommissioned on November 12, 2014 at Naval Station Everett and will be scrapped.
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- "USS Ingraham Holds Change of Command". United States Navy. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
- "Iranian boats 'harass' U.S. Navy, officials say". CNN. 7 January 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2008.
- "Hawaii Guard, Navy bound for American Samoa". Navy Times. 1 October 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2009.
- "Ingraham Contributes to Navy's HADR mission". Surface Warfare. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to USS Ingraham (FFG-61).|
- USS Ingraham official website
- navsource.org: USS Ingraham
- navysite.de: USS Ingraham
- MaritimeQuest USS Ingraham FFG-61 pages
- Video of January 2008 incident in the Strait of Hormuz