USS RODNEY M. DAVIS FFG 60
March 3, 2003 USS Rodney M. Davis departed Naval Station Everett for a scheduled deployment, with the USS Nimitz CSG, in support of the Global War on Terrorism. On Jan. 29, the Strike Group successfully completed a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX).
November 10, The Rodney M. Davis returned to homeport after an eight-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). The guided-missile frigate operated as flagship for the Commander of Maritime Interception Operations in the North Arabian Gulf (NAG), intercepting ships suspected of transporting illegal cargo, and also conducted similar operations with coalition forces in the southern Arabian Gulf.
April 29, 2005 USS Rodney M. Davis departed Everett for a scheduled deployment to Southeast Asia in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT).
June 17, The guided-missile frigate pulled into Satahip, Thailand, for a scheduled port visit, in support of CARAT Exercise.
July 25, FFG 60 arrived in Tanjung Perak Port in Surabaya, Indonesia, to participate in the Indonesian phase of CARAT.
August 23, The annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise series ended with the closing of the Philippines phase. CARAT Singapore was conducted from May 30- June 13, while CARAT Thailand took place from June 17-26. The nine-day CARAT Malaysia phase began July 8 and ended on July 18. CARAT Indonesia was from July 25-29 and CARAT Brunei took place from Aug. 4-12. The Task Group ships arrived in Subic Bay, Philippines, on Aug. 15 for the final phase of the exercise.
October 29, USS Rodney M. Davis returned to Naval Station Everett after a six-month deployment.
January 26, 2006 The Rodney M. Davis is currently in port undergoing a six-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).
November 3, USS Rodney M. Davis completed the installation of a man overboard indicator (MOBI) system. The system consists of a transmitter, receiver and direction finder. Sailors wear a pager-sized transmitter unit on their MK-1 float coat, or in a pouch on their belt. In an overboard emergency, the transmitter will automatically activate and send out a signal after three to five seconds of saltwater immersion. The transmitter's signal triggers an audible alarm at the bridge mounted receiver, which simultaneously displays the Sailors identification information. The direction finder then locates the transmitter's signal and displays the relative bearing information on the radio direction finder. The transmitters can be tracked up to 18 nautical miles.
November 28, USS Rodney M. Davis departed Everett for a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 4th Fleet AoR as part of a Joint/Inter-Agency Task force in support of counter-narcotics trafficking operations.
April 7, 2007 The Rodney M. Davis held a ceremony to commemorate the birthday of its namesake, Marine Sgt. Rodney Maxwell Davis, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism during the Vietnam War. Davis was assigned as a platoon guide with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines in 1967. He was operating with his unit in the Quang Nam Province of Vietnam on a search and clear mission when they were attacked by a large North Vietnamese force. Elements of the platoon were pinned down in a trench line by mortars, heavy automatic and small arms fire. Davis went from man to man encouraging them and returning fire at the same time. An enemy hand grenade fell in the trenches where his men were fighting and without hesitation he threw himself upon the grenade. He saved his fellow Marines in this selfless act and thus earned the nation's highest military decoration.
June 12, USS Rodney M. Davis, commanded by Cmdr. James L. Minta, returned to Naval Station Everett after a six-and-a-half month deployment. The ship conducted four port visits and confiscated approximately $250 million worth of cocaine from smugglers.
March 25, 2008 FFG 60 is currently off the coast of southern California, as part of opposition forces for USS Ronald Reagan CSG's COMPTUEX.
June 27, The guided-missile frigate arrived in Naval Station Pearl Harbor to to participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008 exercise, scheduled to take place in the Hawaiian operating area from June 29 through July 31.
August 15, The Rodney M. Davis returned to homeport after a "Tiger Cruise" from San Diego, following its participation in RIMPAC '08 and workups off the coast of southern California.
December 5, USS Rodney M. Davis and U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 106 intercepted the fishing vessel, in the eastern Pacific Ocean, carrying more than 4 metric tons of cocaine and captured nine suspected narcotics smugglers.
April 21, 2009 USS Rodney M. Davis returned to Naval Station Everett after a six-month eastern Pacific deployment in support of counter narco-terrorism. The Davis seized six tons of cocaine and 160 pounds of marijuana, and disrupted 18 tons of cocaine. It also visited Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Peru and several ports in Panama.
May 29, 2010 Cmdr. Scott F. Robertson relieved Cmdr. L. Doug Stuffle as CO of the Davis during a change-of-command ceremony held at anchor off the cost of Panama. The guided-missile frigate recently deployed for counter-illicit trafficking (CIT) operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet AoO.
September 16, The guided-missile frigate departed Vasco Nunez de Balboa Naval Base, Panama, after a two-day port call.
September 23, USS Rodney M. Davis recovered 3500 pounds of cocaine after interdicted a 46-foot Ecuadorian flagged fishing vessel, in the waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean.
November 23, USS Rodney M. Davis returned to Everett after more than a six-month underway period off Central and South America. While deployed, the ship's crew recovered 2.2 metric tons of cocaine, disrupted the movement of 1.5 metric tons and datained 26 suspected drug traffickers.
June 14, 2011 The Rodney M. Davis departed San Francisco, Calif., after a three-day port visit.
November 18, Cmdr. Timothy M. Gibboney relieved Cmdr. Scott F. Robertson as CO of FFG 60 during a change-of-command ceremony in the Grand Vista Ballroom at Naval Station Everett.
May 24, 2013 Cmdr. Todd E. Whalen relieved Cmdr. Timothy M. Gibboney as the 17th commanding officer of USS Rodney M. Davis.
June 12, 2014 USS Rodney M. Davis departed Naval Station Everett for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.
June 25, The Rodney M. Davis arrived in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the in-port phase of a multinational exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014; Underway for at-sea phase on July 8; Inport Pearl Harbor again from July 29- Aug. ?.
August 9, The guided-missile frigate entered the 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AoR) to conduct operations with United States Coast Guard (USCG) Tactical Law Enforcement Team Pacific and the western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, in support of the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) in the region.
August 18, USS Rodney M. Davis moored at Uniform Wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam, for a brief port call.
From August 22-23, The Rodney M. Davis participated in a Sail Raja Ampat, an Indonesia-hosted international maritime event off the coast of Waigeo Island, West Papua; Moored at X-Ray Wharf in Apra Harbor to refuel from Aug. 26-27.
August 30, FFG 60 moored at Harbor Master Pier (HMP) West in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a two-week upkeep and to embark Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 Det. 1; Anchored at A-12 for ammo onload from Sept. 5-7; Inport Yokosuka again from Sept. 7-11.
September 14, USS Rodney M. Davis moored at Navy Pier, White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan, for a brief port call to refuel.
September 20, The Rodney M. Davis moored at Berth 2, Sembawang Terminal in Singapore for an eight-day upkeep.
October 6, USS Rodney M. Davis anchored off the coast of Male, Republic of Maldives, for a three-day port visit.
October 23, The guided-missile frigate anchored off Port of Belawan, Indonesia, for a rare four-day liberty visit to Medan after participated in a Passing Exercise (PASSEX), with the KRI Sultan Hasanuddin (366), in the Strait of Malacca.
November 9, USS Rodney M. Davis moored at Multi-purpose Terminal in Port of Muara, Brunei, to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise; Underway for at-sea phase from Nov.12-13; Inport Muara again from Nov. 13-14.
November 21, The Rodney M. Davis moored at Berth 7 in Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a four-day port call; Inport Pearl Harbor from Dec. 5-8.
December 19, USS Rodney M. Davis returned to homeport following its final six-month deployment.
January 23, 2015 The Rodney M. Davis held a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Everett after a nearly 28 years of active service. The ship will be offered for foreign military sale.
March 31, USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) was officially decommissioned and stricken from the U.S. Naval Vessel Register.