HERE COMES THE BOOM! USS Forrest Sherman Weapons Department onloads ammunition in advance of Basic Phase training.
USS FORREST SHERMAN (DDG 98)
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Hull Length (Overall) 509.5 ft
Beam 66 ft
Draft, Navigation 31 ft
Displacement (Saltwater) 9,300 Tons
Speed 30+ Knots
One MK45 MOD 4 5”/62 Caliber Gun Mount
Two MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems
Evolved Sea Sparrow, Vertical Launch ASROC, Standard, and Tomahawk Missiles
Two MK 32 MOD 14 Triple Torpedo Tubes MK 46 and MK 50 Torpedoes
MK-53 Decoy Launching System
Super Rapid Blooming Off-board Chaff
2 SH-60B/R Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) MK III Helicopters
AN/SPY-1D 3-D Search/Track Radar
Bridgemaster Navigational Radar
AN/SPS-67(V)3 Surface Search Radar Sonar
AN/SQQ-89(V)15 USW Combat System Suite
AN/SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Warfare System
4 LM2500 Marine Gas Turbine Engines (100,000 HP)
3 Rolls Royce 3000 kW Gas Turbine Generators
2 Shafts with CRP (Controllable Reversible Pitch) Prope
HERE COMES THE BOOM! USS Forrest Sherman Weapons Department onloads ammunition in advance of Basic Phase training.
The FORREST SHERMAN Chiefs’ Mess grew by 6 today. Congratulations, shipmates!
Congratulations to these sailors for receiving the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal!
Congratulations to our new Chief Petty Officer Selects!
“READY TO LIGHT OFF!”
FORREST SHERMAN passed the Engineering Light Off Assessment today, on Day 5 of the inspection. Assessors from Engineering Assessments Atlantic praised the Engineering Department’s positive attitude, motivation, and ability to identify and quickly fix equipment casualties. The engineers have been supported all week by the entire crew – especially in space cleanliness from the duty sections before reveille each morning, the STO tiger team, and in rapid-fire parts support from the Supply Department. We couldn’t be more proud of our snipes!
RELENTLESS FIGHTING SPIRIT!
Engineering Light Off Assessment, here we come!
FORREST SHERMAN's Engineers have put in long hours the past three weeks bringing the ship's engineering plant back to life after several months of inactivity in the shipyard. Beginning Monday morning (yes, on Labor Day!) our engineers will present their spaces and equipment to Engineering Assessments Atlantic - and they are READY!
In a Light Off Assessment (LOA), a ship's crew must demonstrate they can safely operate all (nearly 100%) of the equipment in the engineering plant, to ensure the ship can safely get underway following extended shipyard periods.
Relentless Fighting Spirit!
During FORREST SHERMAN’s current shipyard period, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard blasted and painted our centerline anchor and chain. It was “all hands on deck” for deck division to reconnect all the detachable links and re-house the anchor.
LT Shane Artim, Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer, is piped ashore on his last day aboard USS Forrest Sherman. Fair winds and following seas!
Congratulations to our Communications Officer, Spencer Flynn, on his promotion to Lieutenant!
Congratulations to EM1 Joseph Montano on his reenlistment and to OS3 Troy Wingo on his frocking to Petty Officer Third Class!
USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) Bridge and Combat Information Center watchstanders were recently assessed in the Norfolk Navigation Seamanship and Shiphandling Trainer by Destroyer Squadron 28. Simulator assessments are one way we stay ready, even when our ship is in the shipyard.
That is SWO amazing! Congrats to Maria Gholson and Heather-Cory Sniffen for earning their Surface Warfare Officer pins!
It’s a great day aboard 98 when we can recognize the hard work of our Sailors!
Huge congratulations to FCA2 Sierra Haberly on her reenlistment!
We’re home in time for Christmas! Thank you to all the friends and family that stood on the pier in the wind and rain! We appreciate you all! Hope everyone enjoys the Holidays with their Sailors!
Go Navy, Beat Army!
United States Naval Academy U.S. Navy Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 NATO Maritime Command
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NATO Maritime Command U.S. Fleet Forces Command U.S. Navy Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 America's Navy Commander Naval Surface Force Atlantic United States Naval Academy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday
Videographer: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ezekiel Duran
Creative Directors: Commander Lawrence Heyworth IV and Lieutenant Kathleen Barrios
Featured USNA Alumni:
-Commander Lawrence Heyworth IV, Class of 2005
-Lieutenant Commander Jeremiah Derrick, Class of 2011
-Lieutenant Commander Patrick King, Class of 2012
-Lieutenant Kathleen Barrios, Class of 2018
-Lieutenant Shane Artim, Class of 2018
-Lieutenant Junior Grade Matt McClelland, Class of 2020
-Ensign Derek Bryant, Class of 2021
-Ensign Andres Jimenez-Gudino, Class of 2021
-Rear Admiral Scott Sciretta, Commander, Standing NATO Maritime Group Two/Task Group 441.02
-Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 60 (HSM 60)
-Crew of USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98)
-Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) Staff
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) arrives in Split, Croatia for a scheduled port visit.
Story summarizes SNMG2's completion of Exercise Dynamic Guard-the nations and elements involved as well as the purpose and goals.
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To our Family and Friends,
This is the time of year when families and close friends get together to break bread, reconnect with loved ones and reflect on the things for which they are thankful. It’s one of the few family-centric holidays we celebrate. Your hard-working Sailors will not be at the table with you this year but rest-assured, they are not alone. They will be in good company with their Navy family. Since the dawn of our nation, we’ve had service members away from their families over the holidays. We recognize this and always do our best to take the time to reflect and celebrate in our own way no matter how far we are from home. We do this because we’re also a family. A family of brothers and sisters-in-arms. We also do this as a reminder of what we’re fighting to protect back home. The right for all of our citizens to sit down and celebrate the holidays. So I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your sacrifices at home while your Sailor is deployed. It does not go unnoticed! From all of us at SNMG2, we’d like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
RDML Scott Sciretta, USN
Commander, Standing NATO Maritime Group Two / CTG 441.02
Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) participates in Exercise Mare Aperto with NATO Allies and Partners.
Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) arrives in Cagliari, Italy!
Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) celebrates the Navy’s 247th Birthday at sea!
Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) participated in Exercise Mare Aperto 22.
Forrest Sherman Families and Friends,
Your sailors have been busy! You’ve probably been able to follow along with our photos and videos, but I thought some might appreciate a summary of the past few weeks.
Through August and September we visited the ports of Alexandria, Egypt; Haifa, Israel; and Aksaz, Turkey (near Marmaris). We had important engagement opportunities with the navies of each of these host countries, including meetings ashore and exercises at sea. Highlights ashore for the crew included visiting the Pyramids of Giza, the Old City of Jerusalem, and the Dead Sea.
Last week we concluded a large international exercise hosted by the Turkish Navy, “Dynamic Mariner / Mavi Balina 22.” This was a complex and robust training opportunity with submarines, aircraft, and warships from 16 NATO countries. Our crew especially benefitted from the multiple training days hunting Turkish submarines, and gunnery exercises that included shore bombardment, towed surface targets, and towed air targets. I’ve attached a picture taken on our bridgewing with our embarked Staff Operations Officer, LCDR Mehmet Savran, Turkish Navy, while we refueled with a Turkish Oiler, TCG Yarbay Kudret Güngör.
Next up is “Mare Aperto 22,” another large exercise, this one hosted by the Italian Navy.
I’m confident Mare Aperto will provide several more weeks of great training for our team.
Thank you for your continued support!
Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) completed Exercise Dynamic Mariner/Mavi Balina where she operated with NATO Allies and Partners in the Mediterranean Sea.
Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) is the central command of all NATO maritime forces and the Commander MARCOM is the prime maritime advisor to the Alliance.
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