Guided Missile Destroyer

DDG 98  -  USS Forrest Sherman

 

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman patch crest insignia

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer AEGIS

Type, Class:

 

Guided Missile Destroyer; Arleigh Burke - class / Flight IIA;

planned and built as DDG 98

Builder:

 

Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA

STATUS:

 

Awarded: March 6, 1998

Laid down: August 12, 2003

Launched: June 30, 2004

Commissioned: January 28, 2006

ACTIVE UNIT/ in commission (Atlantic Fleet)

Homeport:

 

Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Namesake:

 

Named after and in honor of Admiral Forrest Percival Sherman (1896 - 1951)

> see history, below;

Ship's Motto:

 

RELENTLESS FIGHTING SPIRIT

Technical Data:

(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)

 

see: INFO > Arleigh Burke - class Guided Missile Destroyer

LINK :

 

see also: USS Forrest Sherman (DD 931)

 

ship images

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman Norfolk Virginia hurricane 2011

Norfolk, Virginia - August 2011

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman Gulf of Aden 2010

Gulf of Aden - February 2010

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman Atlantic Ocean 2009

Atlantic Ocean - July 2009

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman Baltic Sea 2009

Baltic Sea - June 2009

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman USS Toledo SSN-769 Port Everglades Florida 2009

SSN-769 USS Toledo and DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman - Port Everglades, Florida - April 2009

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman Port Everglades FL

Port Everglades, Florida - April 2009

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman

Port Everglades, Florida - April 2009

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman Port Everglades Florida

Port Everglades, Florida - April 2009

 

USS Forrest Sherman DDG-98

Port Everglades, Florida - April 2009

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman Atlantic Ocean 2009

Atlantic Ocean - April 2009

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman Standard Missile SM-2 firing

Standard Missile SM-2 live firing - Pacific Ocean - June 2008

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman Cape Town Atlas Cheetah flyover 2007

South African Air Force Cheetah aircraft flyover - Cape Town, South Africa - October 2007

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman SAS Amatola F-145 Indian Ocean 2007

South African Frigate SAS Amatola (F-145) - Indian Ocean - September 2007

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman Souda Bay Crete Greece 2007

Souda Bay, Crete, Greece - July 2007

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman fires her Mk-45 Mod.4 gun

Mk-45 Mod.4 gun live fire exercise - Atlantic Ocean - January 2007

 

USS Forrest Sherman Mk-45 Mod. 4 gun live fire exercise 2007

Mk-45 Mod.4 gun live fire exercise - Atlantic Ocean - January 2007

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman Norfolk Virginia 2006

Norfolk, Virginia - February 2006

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman

Norfolk, Virginia - February 2006

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman Pensacola Florida 2006

Pensacola, Florida - January 2006

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman

Pensacola, Florida - January 2006

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman Pensacola Florida

Pensacola, Florida - January 2006

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman sea trials Ingalls shipbuildng Pascagoula Mississippi

sea trials - Gulf of Mexico - June 2005 (Northrop Grumman Ingalls photo via NNS)

 

 

Forrest Percival Sherman

 

Ensign Forrest Percival Sherman US Navy   Admiral Forrest P. Sherman US Navy

 

Admiral Forrest P. Sherman CNO US Navy

 

Forrest P. Sherman Admiral US Navy   Admiral Forrest Percival Sherman US Navy

 

Admiral William F. Halsey Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Rear Admiral Forrest P. Sherman

Admiral William F. Halsey, Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and Rear Admiral Forrest P. Sherman - 1945

 

Rear Admiral Forrest P. Sherman with Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and Admiral William F. Halsey aboard USS Missouri Tokyo Bay surrender

Rear Admiral Forrest P. Sherman stands behind Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz aboard USS Missouri (BB-63) - Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945

 

Vice Admiral Forrest P. Sherman Athens Greece

Vice Admiral Forrest P. Sherman (right-center) watches a parade in honor of the Greek independence - Athens, Greece - March 1949

 

Forrest Percival Sherman Admiral US Navy

 

Admiral Forrest P. Sherman US Navy Naples Italy press conference

Admiral Forrest P. Sherman holds a press-conference in Naples, Italy shortly before his death - circa July 21, 1951

 

 

Namesake & History:

Admiral Forrest Percival Sherman (October 30, 1896 – July 22, 1951):

Forrest Percival Sherman (30 October 1896 - 22 July 1951) was an admiral in the United States Navy and the youngest man to serve as Chief of Naval Operations until Admiral Elmo Zumwalt became Chief of Naval Operations in 1970.

Born in Merrimack, New Hampshire, Sherman was a member of the Naval Academy class of 1918, graduating in June, 1917 due to America's entry into World War I. During and shortly after World War I, he served in European waters as an officer of the gunboat NASHVILLE (PG-7) and destroyer MURRAY (DD-97). In 1919–21, Sherman was assigned to the battleship UTAH (BB-31) and destroyers REID (DD-292) and BARRY (DD-248), serving as Commanding Officer of the latter.

Following duty as Flag Lieutenant to Commander Control Force, Atlantic Fleet, he received flight training at NAS Pensacola, Florida. Designated a Naval Aviator in December 1922, Lieutenant Sherman was assigned to Fighting Squadron TWO (VF 2) until 1924, when he returned to Pensacola as an instructor. Study at the Naval War College was followed in 1927 by service in the aircraft carriers LEXINGTON (CV-2) and SARATOGA (CV-3). While in the latter ship, he commanded Scouting Squadron TWO and was Flag Secretary to Commander Aircraft Squadrons, Battle Fleet.

Promoted to the ranks of Lieutenant Commander in 1930 and Commander in 1937, during that decade Sherman served at the Naval Academy, commanded Fighting Squadron 1, had charge of the Aviation Ordnance Section of the Bureau of Ordnance, was Navigator of the aircraft carrier RANGER (CV-4), and had duty on a number of flag staffs. In 1941–42, he served with the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and was a member of the Permanent Joint Board on Defense, Canada-United States. Captain Forrest Sherman worked closely with then US Army Major Albert C. Wedemeyer author of the "Victory Plan of 1941", "the blueprint for the mobilization of the United States Army for World War II". Wedemeyer, while working in the War Plans Department, was commissioned to write the "Victory Plan" for General George C. Marshall. The "Victory Plan" projected the future organization for an army that did not yet exist, outlined combat missions for a war not yet declared, and computed war production requirements for industries that were still committed to peacetime manufacture." Captain Forrest Sherman's personal relationship with Major Albert Wedemeyer "ensured a community of planning effort between the two services and pointed to a future in which the services would acknowledge that mobilization planning was a joint responsibility that one service alone could not conduct adequately." (From "Writing the Victory Plan of 1941" by Charles E. Kirkpatrick)

In May 1942, after reaching the rank of Captain, Sherman took command of the carrier Wasp (CV-7), taking her through the first month of the Solomon Islands campaign. After Wasp was sunk by a Japanese submarine on 15 September 1942, he was awarded the Navy Cross for his extraordinary heroism in command of the carrier during the opening days of the South Pacific operations. Sherman then became Chief of Staff to Commander Air Force, Pacific Fleet. In November 1943 Rear Admiral Sherman was assigned as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Pacific Fleet commander, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. He held that position for the remainder of World War II, playing a critical role in planning the offensives that brought victory in the Pacific, and was present when Japan surrendered on 2 September 1945. Following a short tour as a carrier division commander, in December 1945 Vice Admiral Sherman became Deputy Chief of Naval Operations.

Sherman's next assignment, beginning in January 1948, was to command the Navy's operating forces in the Mediterranean Sea. He was recalled to Washington, D.C., at the end of October 1949 to become Chief of Naval Operations, with the rank of Admiral. During the next sixteen months, he helped the Navy recover from a period of intense political controversy (as in the so-called "Revolt of the Admirals"), and oversaw its responses to the twin challenges of a hot war in Korea and an intensifying cold war elsewhere in the world. On 22 July 1951, while on a military and diplomatic trip to Europe, Admiral Forrest Sherman died in Naples, Italy, following a sudden series of heart attacks.

He was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia; Section 30. Grave 633.

Two destroyers have been named USS Forrest Sherman in his honor, as was Sherman Island, Antarctica, Forrest Sherman Field, NAS Pensacola, home of the Blue Angels, and Forrest Sherman Field, Hospital Point, U.S. Naval Academy. The US Department of Defense school in Naples, Italy, was formerly called Forrest Sherman High School.

 

USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98):

 

Built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Forrest Sherman was launched on 2 October 2004. Admiral Sherman's daughter, Ann Sherman Fitzpatrick, is the ship's sponsor. She was commissioned on 28 January 2006 at NAS Pensacola and six days later departed for her homeport in Norfolk, Va. to join the Atlantic Fleet.

She departed Norfolk for her maiden deployment in July 2007, visiting various nations around the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, as well as circumnavigating the continent of Africa. She returned to homeport in December of that year.

In August 2007, while the ship was visiting Sevastopol to conduct drills with the Ukrainian Navy, a 1,100 pound mine from World War II was discovered 500 yards from the vessel. The mine was secured before it could damage the ship.

In early June 2008, Forrest Sherman deployed for three months in support of U.S. Southern Command's Partnership of the Americas 2008 (POA 08) operation. She returned home on 29 August 2008.

 

source: wikipedia

 

patches

 

DDG-98 USS Forrest Sherman patch crest insignia

 

 

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