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Welcome to the destroyer USS Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127) official webpage.

Welcome aboard USS Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127)!

PATRICK GALLAGHER is the last Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-Class guided missile destroyer in the fleet and is slated to be homeported in Norfolk, VA. DDG 127 is getting her finishing touches under NAVSEA direction at Bath Iron Works located in Bath, ME. Onboard you will find a disciplined and ready crew that works tirelessly to ensure that PATRICK GALLAGHER is ready to fight!


The ship’s namesake, Cpl Patrick “Bob” Gallagher, was a distinguished Marine who fought bravely in the Vietnam War. As an Irish citizen, from County Mayo, he moved to the United States and was drafted to serve in the United States Marine Corps. During the summer of 1966, he saved his fellow Marines from two grenades by kicking away one and jumping on the other. Cpl Patrick Gallagher survived this attack and was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions. Near the end of his deployment in March of 1967, he volunteered for a patrol to provide security for local farmers under threat of attack from the Viet Cong. Unfortunately, his team was ambushed and he ultimately lost his life along with seven others. A common saying in the Gallagher family was “Life is for living, be brave and be bold.” Cpl Patrick Gallagher lived this out in every aspect of his life, and the crew is reminded to do the same

As holding the title of being the last Flight IIA in the fleet, we are bound to uphold the legacy of the Navy’s most versatile platform. PATRICK GALLAGHER is on the path to execute a wide variety of missions at a moment's notice, and serving at the Navy’s tip of the spear to defend the United States and its allies. Regardless of your rank or rate, you will find your time to be both challenging and rewarding.

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