EVERETT, Wash. – The guided missile frigate USS Rodney M Davis (FFG 60) will conclude 28 years of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony on Jan. 23 at Naval Station Everett, Washington.
Many ship family members, plankowners, former crew members, and friends are expected to attend. The ships first Commanding Officer, Commander (ret.) Craig Heckert, and former Commander of Destroyer Squadron Nine, Capt. William Triplett, are scheduled to be guest speakers.
USS Rodney M Davis is assigned to Destroyer Squadron Nine and is commanded by Cmdr. Todd Whalen. The ship returned in December from her final deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans where she supported theater security cooperation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
USS Rodney M Davis is the 54th Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate. She was commissioned on May 9, 1987 at Naval Station Long Beach. The ship is named after Sergeant Rodney Maxwell Davis, USMC, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for sacrificing his life for his fellow Marines on the field of battle in Vietnam.
USS Rodney M Davis will be transferred to Naval Inactive Ships on Mar. 31.
For more information on USS Rodney M. Davis, visit the ship’s website at http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/ffg60/Pages/default.aspx.
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