VIDEO: Final Goodbye to USS Carr

Final Goodbye to USS Carr

The guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) was decommissioned during a ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk, Va on March 13.

In 27 years, she deployed 13 times and traveled as far north as the Arctic Circle, south to the Equator, east to the Indian Ocean, and west to the Eastern Pacific.

USS Carr (FFG 52) is the 42nd Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate, named in honor of Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Paul Henry Carr, USNR (1924-1944), the heroic gun captain of the after 5-inch mount of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE 413) during the Battle of Samar, October 15, 1944.

The USS Carr was laid down on 26 March 1982 by the Todd Pacific Shipyards Co., Seattle Division, Seattle, Wash.; launched on 26 February 1983; sponsored by Goldie Carr Bensilhe, GM3 Carr’s widow and commissioned on 27 July 1985.

Naval Today Staff, March 29, 2013; Image: US Navy