USS Ingraham
The Last and The Finest
 

SHIP'S CREST: 

The eagle, our national symbol, portrays swiftness, strength, and constant vigilance. The trident characterizes Naval weaponry and sea prowess and symbolizes the combat readiness and modern weapon systems of FFG 61. The seven stars commemorate the third INGRAHAM's service - four battle stars earned for World War II, one for the Korean War and two for the Vietnam conflict. The wreath of laurel is emblematic of excellence and accomplishment and also refers to the gold medal awarded to Captain Ingraham by Congress for his "gallant and judicious conduct" at Smyrna..

SHIP'S SHIELD:

Dark blue and gold are the colors traditionally associated with the US Navy. The chain broken by the sword represents Captain Duncan Ingraham forcing the release of Martin Koszto, a Hungarian confined by an Austrian warship who had earlier declared his intention of becoming an American citizen. The sword also emphasizes the Naval protection Captain Ingraham provided the Hungarian. The color red symbolizes the courage it took for Ingraham to stand his ground alone far from his country. The crescent, adapted from the Turkish national flag, refers to where the American Captain held fast and took a stand in 1853. The color white is expressive of his purity of intent. The separations of the shield honor the three previous destroyers named "INGRAHAM"; the wavy divisions reflect the sea. The disc, with three of the colors of the Navy Unit Commendation Award, commemorates the award earned in World War II by the third USS INGRAHAM. The powerful anti-aircraft fire of this ship is underscored by the arrowhead pointing upwards.

USS INGRAHAM (FFG 61) SHIP SPECIFICATIONS

Kiel laid March 30, 1987
Christened June 25, 1988
Commissioned August 5, 1989
Builder Todd Pacific Shipyards Co., Los Angeles Division, San Pedro, Ca.

Length

453 feet (135.9 meters)

Beam

45 Feet (13.5 Meters)

Draft

24.6 Feet (7.5 Meters)

Displacement 4,100 Tons

Speed

28+ Knots

Aircraft

Two SH-60 Seahawk (LAMPS III)

Propulsion

Two General Electric LM 2500 gas turbines, two 350 Horsepower Electric Drive Auxiliary Propulsion Units

Propellers One
Blades on each propeller Five

Crew

22 Officers and 175 Enlisted

Homeport

Everett, Washington

Armament

One Mk 75 76mm/62 caliber rapid firing gun, MK 32 ASW torpedo tubes (two triple mounts), one Phalanx CIWS

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