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USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98)

USS FORREST SHERMAN is the 48th ship in the ARLEIGH BURKE - class of Aegis guided missile destroyers and the second ship in the Navy named after Admiral Forrest P. Sherman.

General Characteristics:Awarded: March 6, 1998
Keel laid: August 12, 2003
Launched: June 30, 2004
Commissioned: January 28, 2006
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, West Bank, Pascagoula, Miss.
Propulsion system: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines
Propellers: two
Length: 508,5 feet (155 meters)
Beam: 67 feet (20.4 meters)
Draft: 30,5 feet (9.3 meters)
Displacement: approx. 9,200 tons full load
Speed: 32 knots
Aircraft: two SH-60 (LAMPS 3) helicopters
Armament: one Mk-45 5"/62 caliber lightweight gun, two Mk-41 VLS for Standard missiles and Tomahawk ASM/LAM, one 20mm Phalanx CIWS, two Mk-32 triple torpedo tubes for Mk-50 and Mk-46 torpedoes, two Mk 38 Mod 2 25mm machine gun systems
Homeport: Norfolk, Va.
Crew: approx. 320


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS FORREST SHERMAN. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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USS FORREST SHERMAN Cruise Books:


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About the Ship's Coat of Arms:

The Shield:

Dark Blue and Gold, the colors traditionally associated with the Navy, represent the sea and excellence. The gold double chevrons denote support and protection, also honoring the ships named for Admiral Sherman. The eight stars symbolize various medals and citations awarded to Admiral Sherman. The two stars, on each side of the trident, also highlights the squadrons Admiral Sherman was assigned and commanded during various times in his naval career. The trident represents maritime dominion. The lightning flashes suggest the USS FORREST SHERMAN’s quick strike capability of the modern AEGIS weapon system. The blue and white colors of the shield refer to the colors of the Chief of Naval Operations flag, in which Admiral Sherman was the youngest man appointed to the position. The palm fronds denote his service in the Pacific area. The star with the anchor symbolizes the DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL awarded to Admiral Sherman for his exceptional service, preparing for campaigns in the Pacific Ocean area. The purple anchor implies his award of the PURPLE HEART as the Commander of the USS WASP.

The Crest:

The heraldic winged lion reflects Admiral Sherman’s vigilance and courage, demonstrated during his distinctive naval and aviation service. The cross patee commemorates his award of the NAVAL CROSS for his heroism as commanding officer of the USS WASP and Flag Captain to the Commander of a Task Force during the occupation of Tulagi-Guadacanal and other operations. The terrestrial glove suggests Admiral Sherman’s versatile naval career from the sea to shore, holding positions in both on the sea and land-base. The crossed office sword and enlisted cutlass symbolize cooperation and teamwork.


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The photos below were taken by me and show the FORREST SHERMAN at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on November 9, 2008.



The photos below were taken by me and show the FORREST SHERMAN at Naval Base Kiel, Germany, after her participation in BALTOPS 2009. The photos were taken June 19 - 22, 2009.

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The photos below were taken by me and show the FORREST SHERMAN at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 27, 2010 (first photo), and October 29, 2010.



The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the FORREST SHERMAN returning to Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 28, 2013.



The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the FORREST SHERMAN at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on May 8, 2014.



The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the FORREST SHERMAN at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 23, 2014.



The photos below were taken by Steven Collingwood and show the FORREST SHERMAN returning to Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on December 15, 2015, following a week-long ammo-offload at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., in preparation for an 8-month shipyard period.

        



The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the FORREST SHERMAN during a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair at Norfolk, Va., on April 12, 2016.



The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the FORREST SHERMAN at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 12, 2016.



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