USS Ingraham Departs on Deployment

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Corey T. Jones and ENS Michelle L. Nadeau, USS Ingraham Public Affairs

EVERETT, Wash. – The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) is scheduled to depart Naval Station Everett March 11 for a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility.

During the deployment, Ingraham will support Operation Martillo by conducting counter-drug patrols in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central and South America, and in the Caribbean Sea.

Launched in January 2012, Operation Martillo targets illicit trafficking routes and is an international, interagency operation which includes the participation of 14 countries committed to a regional approach against transnational criminal organizations moving illicit cargo.

U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 104 and the “Scorpions” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light (HSL) 49 will embark Ingraham for the deployment.

The Ingraham’s crew of approximately 200 personnel is commanded by Cmdr. Joey Frantzen from Saint Donatus, Iowa.

“The Ingraham crew has spent the last year preparing for this deployment,” said Frantzen. “While we will miss our families and loved ones, we are excited and looking forward to the unique opportunity to work closely with our friends and allies while in support of our nation’s long standing commitment to keep the world’s oceans free.”

Ingraham’s motto is the “last and the finest,” and the ship is the final Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate to be built.

Joint, interagency and international relationships strengthen U.S. 3rd Fleet’s ability to respond to crises and protect the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners.

100410-N-3242C-026 EVERETT, Wash. (April 10, 2010) The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Ingraham ( FFG 61) returns to Everett, Wash., April 10 following an independent seven-month deployment in the U.S. 3rd, 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility ( AOR ). While deployed to the 5th fleet AOR, Ingraham deterred smuggling and piracy as well as provided aid to local fisherman in the Red Sea by conducting approach and assist visits in direct support of Commander Task Force 51 Struggle Against Violent Extremists and Pulse Of Life operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Sonja M. Chambers)

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EVERETT, Wash. (April 10, 2010) The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Ingraham ( FFG 61) returns to Everett, Wash., April 10 following an independent seven-month deployment in the U.S. 3rd, 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility ( AOR ). While deployed to the 5th fleet AOR, Ingraham deterred smuggling and piracy as well as provided aid to local fisherman in the Red Sea by conducting approach and assist visits in direct support of Commander Task Force 51 Struggle Against Violent Extremists and Pulse Of Life operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Sonja M. Chambers)

PORTLAND, Ore., June 7, 2012 - Guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) arrives at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Ore. to kick off Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week 2012.  Navy warships have been coming to the City of Roses since USS Charleston's visit in 1907. Portland's Rose Festival is an opportunity for the Navy to raise awareness about the purpose of naval forces and sustain the strong relationship with the community.  U.S. Third Fleet leads naval forces in the Eastern Pacific from the West Coast of North America to the international date line and provides realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy.  U.S. Navy photo by  Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Phillip Pavlovich/RELEASED.

PORTLAND, Ore., June 7, 2012 – Guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) arrives at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Ore. to kick off Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week 2012. Navy warships have been coming to the City of Roses since USS Charleston’s visit in 1907. Portland’s Rose Festival is an opportunity for the Navy to raise awareness about the purpose of naval forces and sustain the strong relationship with the community. U.S. Third Fleet leads naval forces in the Eastern Pacific from the West Coast of North America to the international date line and provides realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Phillip Pavlovich/RELEASED.

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