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US Navy - Guided Missile Destroyer
DDG 74 - USS McFaul
 
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Type, class: Guided Missile Destroyer - DDG; Arleigh Burke class, Flight II
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA
  
STATUS:
Awarded: January 21, 1993
Laid down: January 26, 1996
Launched: January 18, 1997
Commissioned: April 25, 1998
IN SERVICE
 

Homeport: Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia
 Namesake: Chief Petty Officer Donald L. McFaul (1957-1989)
Ships Motto: COURAGE - HONOR - SACRIFICE
Technical Data: see: INFO > Arleigh Burke class Guided Missile Destroyer - DDG

 
see also > Special Report / USS McFaul (DDG 74) port visit in Koper / Slovenia
 
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returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - September 2019

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returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - September 2019

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returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - September 2019

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Gulf of Aden - August 2019

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Thessaloniki, Greece - August 2019

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Suez Canal, Egypt - August 2019

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Mk-45 gun fire exercise - Red Sea - July 2019

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Strait of Hormuz - May 2019

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Mk-38 Mod.2 25mm machine gun fire exercise - Gulf of Aden - April 2019

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Bab al-Mandeb Strait - April 2019

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5th Fleet AOR - April 2019

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with USS Chung Hoon (DDG 93) - Manama, Bahrain - April 2019

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Suez Canal, Egypt - March 2019

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5th Fleet AOR - February 2019

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5th Fleet AOR - February 2019

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Mk-45 Mod.2 gun fire exercise - 5th Fleet AOR - February 2019

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departing Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - January 2019

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departing Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - January 2019

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Atlantic Ocean - October 2018

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departing Naval Station Norfolk in preparation for Hurricane Florence - September 2018

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departing Naval Station Norfolk in preparation for Hurricane Florence - September 2018

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departing Naval Station Norfolk in preparation for Hurricane Florence - September 2018

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returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - December 2015

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Haifa, Israel - October 2015

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Arabian Gulf - June 2015

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departing Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - April 2015

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Mk-45 gun fire exercise - Atlantic Ocean - March 2015

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returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - December 2012

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propulsion auxilary control console - Mediterranean Sea - October 2012

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departing Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - February 2012

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departing Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - February 2012

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Arabian Sea - May 2010

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Arabian Sea - May 2010

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Souda Bay, Crete, Greece - August 2008

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Souda Bay, Crete, Greece - August 2008

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Souda Bay, Crete, Greece - August 2008

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Mk-45 gun live-fire exercise during exercise Neptune Warrior - Cape Wrath, Scotland - September 2007

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returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - November 2006

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Suez Canal, Egypt - May 2006

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departing Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - May 2006

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departing Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - May 2006

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departing Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - May 2006

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replenishment at sea (RAS) with USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Atlantic Ocean - February 2006

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Atlantic Ocean - November 2005

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Atlantic Ocean - November 2005

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replenishment at sea (RAS) - Atlantic Ocean - October 2005

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replenishment at sea (RAS) - Atlantic Ocean - October 2005

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returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - August 2005 - note the damage after a collision with USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81)

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Faslane, Scotland - June 2005

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Suez Canal, Egypt - March 2004

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Atlantic Ocean - February 2004

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Fleet Week Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida - May 2002

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Fleet Week Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida - May 2002

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International Naval Review 2000 (INR 2000) - New York City - July 2000

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Atlantic Ocean - July 2000

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antenna details - May 2000

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antenna details - AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare System - AN/SPY-1D radar - May 2000

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Mk-141 Harpoon SSM launcher - Mk-15 CIWS - AN/SPG-62 illumination radars - May 2000

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Norfolk, Virginia - May 2000

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Norfolk, Virginia - May 2000

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Norfolk, Virginia - May 2000

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builder's sea trials - 1998
 
 
USS McFaul (DDG 74):
 
On 22 August 2005, McFaul was involved in a minor collision with USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81) off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. Both ships suffered minor damage, and no injuries were reported. Both ships returned to their homeport at Naval Station Norfolk under their own power.

On 16 February 2007, McFaul was awarded the 2006 Battle "E" award.

On 24 August 2008, McFaul arrived in Batumi, Georgia, as part of Operation Assured Delivery to "deliver humanitarian relief supplies...as part of the larger United States response to the government of Georgia request for humanitarian assistance" in the wake of the 2008 South Ossetia war. McFaul offloaded nearly 155,000 pounds of supplies - including hygiene items, baby food and care supplies, bottled water, and milk - donated by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

On November 12, 2009, the Missile Defense Agency announced that McFaul would be upgraded during fiscal 2013 to RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) capability in order to function as part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System.

On 5 April 2010, McFaul responded to a distress call from the M/V Rising Sun after it was attacked by pirates. McFaul was able to neutralize the threat, and captured ten suspected pirates and successfully rescued eight crewmembers from onboard a dhow near Salalah, Oman. The pirates were then transferred to the USS Carney (DDG-64) where they awaited transfer to land and subsequent prosecution.

On 12 September 2012, McFaul was ordered to the coast of Libya in what the Pentagon called a "contingency" in case a strike was ordered. This was in response to the 2012 diplomatic missions attacks.
 
Chief Petty Officer Donald Lewis McFaul (September 20, 1957 - December 18, 1989):
 
Chief McFaul was born 20 September 1957 in Orange County, California. He graduated from Bend Senior High School, Bend, Oregon in 1974. He enlisted in the Navy upon graduation from high school, and after recruit training was assigned to Naval Station Treasure Island, where he worked for Port Services as an Engine Specialist. In 1977, Chief McFaul volunteered and was selected to join the Naval Special Warfare Community.

He underwent Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training (Class 95) in the spring of 1978. Chief McFaul was assigned to SEAL Team ONE where he made three deployments in support of Special Operations out of Subic Bay, Philippines. In 1985, Donald McFaul the SEAL became Donald McFaul the civilian, trying his hand at engine repair and spending relaxing days of fishing in Seattle, Washington, and Kodiak, Alaska. Missing the challenge and excitement of the SEAL Team, Donald McFaul returned to the Special Warfare Community. He attended Defense Language Institute for Spanish in Monterey, California where he met his wife Patricia. In February 1988, Chief McFaul was assigned to SEAL team FOUR and Don and Patricia were married.

While at SEAL Team FOUR Chief McFaul deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of the Middle East Forces and later deployed to Naval Special Warfare Unit EIGHT at Naval Station Rodman, Republic of Panama. His final deployment was as Platoon Chief of Gulf Platoon on 18 December 1989, where he was killed in action during combat operations.

His awards include the Navy Achievement Medal with Gold Star, Navy Unit Citation, and Good Conduct Medal with Bronze Star. He was posthumously awarded the "Purple Heart" and the "Navy Cross".

Chief Donald McFaul is survived by his wife, Patricia; his daughter, Megan; mother, Shirley Lee, of Washington; brothers, Michael McFaul, J.R. Schooley, Duane Schooley, Jr.; and sisters, Debbie Baker, Candy Nelson and Karie Tarte.
 

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