USS JARRETT was the 26th OLIVER HAZARD PERRY class guided missile frigate and the first ship in the Navy named after Vice Admiral Harry B. Jarrett. Decommissioned on April 21, 2011, the JARRETT spent the following years laid up at Bremerton, Wash. On December 15, 2014, the she was sold for scrapping to ESCO Marine of Brownsville, Tx.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: January 23, 1978|
|Keel laid: February 11, 1981|
|Launched and Christened: October 17, 1981|
|Commissioned: July 2, 1983|
|Decommissioned: April 21, 2011|
|Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards Co., Los Angeles Division, San Pedro, Ca.|
|Propulsion system: two General Electric LM 2500 gas turbines, two 350 Horsepower Electric Drive Auxiliary Propulsion Units|
|Blades on each Propeller: five|
|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 Sea Hawk (LAMPS 3)|
|Armament: one Mk 75 76mm/62 caliber rapid firing gun, MK 32 ASW torpedo tubes (two triple mounts), one Phalanx CIWS|
|Crew: 17 Officers and 198 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS JARRETT. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
About the Shipís Coat of Arms:
The sea-griffin grasping a cannon alludes to Vice Admiral Jarrett as commander of bombardment groups in the Pacific Theater and is placed within a ring symbolizing his command of destroyer screens for fast carrier task forces operating in the Pacific during World War II. The three stars refer to the Admiralís rank.
The cross refers to the Navy Cross the Admiral was awarded for heroism during the Battle of the Coral Sea. The pheon allude to the multidirectional fire power of the destroyer screen and bombardment group Admiral Jarrett commanded during World War II and reflect the Legion of Merit he was awarded for command of the destroyer support fire during Pacific island campaigns. The two stars on the disc symbolize the Admiralís personal heroism for which he was awarded the Silver Star and the Bronze Star.
"Valens et egregius" which translated from the Latin means "able and excellent".
About the Shipís Name, about Vice Admiral Harry B. Jarrett:
USS JARRETT is named for the late Vice Admiral Harry B. Jarrett, USN (1898-1974), an outstanding sailor of World War II. He received the Navy Cross for heroism in the Battle of the Coral Sea and served with great valor as a destroyer screen commander for the fast carrier task force operations in the Pacific as well as a bombardment group commander in the Marshalls and Marianas campaigns. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for command of his destroyer fire support unit in the Marianas campaign; the Silver Star Medal for gallantry in commanding the destroyer screen for carriers striking the Palaus, the Philippines and the Marianas; and the Bronze Star Medal for heroic actions as Commander Scouting Line for the fast carrier force bound for the raids early in 1945 on Okinawa, Tokyo and Formosa.
Upon the close of World War II, Vice Admiral Jarrett had commanded the light cruiser USS ASTORIA (CL 90); was a member of the staff of the Training Command, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; served as the Plans and Policy Officer (Naval Reserve) under the Chief of Naval Operations; and was Senior Military Attache, Taiwan, before successive command of Destroyer Flotilla 4 and Cruiser Flotilla 4. In February 1953, he became the Deputy Inspector General, Navy Department, serving until his retirement in November 1954.
USS JARRETT Patch Gallery:
USS JARRETT Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by Charles Barton and shows the JARRETT at San Diego, Calif, on July 22, 2004.
The photo below was taken by me and shows the JARRETT at Naval Base San Diego, Calif, on March 10, 2008.
The photos below were taken by me and show the JARRETT at Naval Base San Diego, Calif, on March 23, 2010.
The photos below were taken by me and show the JARRETT laid up at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., on May 13, 2012.