USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG-60)

Rodney M. Davis underway during the 1990s. Photo in the collection of the US Navy History & Heritage Command.

Nation
Ship Type
Laid Down
1985
Launched
1986
Commissioned
1987
Decommissioned
2015
AD/BC
AD
History

One of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigates, USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG-60) was laid down 28 October, 1982, and commissioned 9 May, 1987. Initially given her home port at Yokosuka, Davis was transferred to Everett, Washington, and frequently operated in cooperation with the US Coast Guard. On 28 April, 2001, Davis captured the largest ever single haul of cocaine: nearly 27,000 pounds (12,200 kg). Her public service continued in 2006, when her crew helped to remove 11 tons of creosote-infused logs from the shore of Indian Island, Washington. Rodney M. Davis has participated in numerous international exercises, including the 2005 CARAT, and Rim of the Pacific 2008 and 2014. During RIMPAC 2008, Davis teamed up with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 14, and they together claimed the title of Most Deadly Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit. Rodney M. In 2010, she seized yet more cocaine off Ecuador. Davis was decommissioned 23 January, 2015, and was scheduled to be transferred to the breakers in March, but as of 2017, was still awaiting her fate.