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Oliver Hazard Perry Class Guided Missile Frigate

Frigates fulfill a Protection of Shipping (POS) mission as Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) combatants for amphibious expeditionary forces, underway replenishment groups and merchant convoys. The guided missile frigates (FFG) bring a short range anti-air warfare (AAW) capability (provided by their Phalanx Close-In Weapon System) to the frigate mission, but they have some limitations. Designed as cost efficient surface combatants, they lack the multi-mission capability necessary for modern surface combatants faced with multiple, high-technology threats.
Oliver Hazard Perry Class Guided Missile Frigate Copyright © Journalist 1st Class Kurt Riggs, U.S. Navy

Contractors

Builder: Bath Iron Works Acquired by General Dynamics
Builder: Todd Shipyards Corporation

Complement

17 Officers
198 Enlisted Personnel

Short Hull Version

Status

Decommissioned

Weapon systems

1 x Mk-13 Mod.4 Missile Launcher (36 Standard Missiles, 4 Harpoon Missiles)
» RIM-66 Standard Missile
» A/U/RGM-84 Harpoon
1 x Mk-75 3-inch Gun
1 x Mk-15 Phalanx Close-In Weapon System
2 x Mk-32 Surface Vessel Torpedo Tube Mod 17 (24 torpedoes, 6 loaded)
4 x M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 135.64 meters 445 feet
Beam: 13.72 meters 45 feet
Draft: 6.71 meters (at full load) 22 feet (at full load)
Weight
Displacement: 4 165.79 metric tons (at full load) 4 100 long tons (at full load)
Features
Propulsion: two General Electric LM 2500 Gas Turbines
Performance: 41 000 shaft horsepower
Speed: 29+ knots (53+ kilometers per hour) (33+ miles per hour)
Range: 4 200 nautical miles (~7 780 kilometers (at 20 knots)) (~4 830 miles (at 20 knots))

Ship list

Hull number Ship name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
FFG 7 USS Oliver Hazard Perry 1977-12-17 1997-02-20 Decommissioned
FFG 9 USS Wadsworth 1980-04-02 2002-06-28 Decommissioned
FFG 10 USS Duncan 1980-05-24 1994-12-19 Decommissioned
FFG 11 USS Clark 1980-05-17 2000-03-15 Decommissioned
FFG 12 USS George Philip 1980-11-15 2003-04-15 Decommissioned
FFG 13 USS Samuel Eliot Morison 1980-10-11 2002-04-10 Decommissioned
FFG 14 USS Sides 1981-05-30 2003-02-15 Decommissioned
FFG 15 USS Estocin 1981-01-10 2003-04-04 Decommissioned
FFG 16 USS Clifton Sprague 1981-03-21 1995-06-02 Decommissioned
FFG 19 USS John A. Moore 1981-11-14 2000-09-01 Decommissioned
FFG 20 USS Antrim 1981-09-26 1996-05-08 Decommissioned
FFG 21 USS Flatley 1981-06-20 1996-05-15 Decommissioned
FFG 22 USS Fahrion 1982-01-16 1998-03-31 Decommissioned
FFG 23 USS Lewis B. Puller 1982-04-17 1998-09-18 Decommissioned
FFG 24 USS Jack Williams 1981-09-19 1996-09-13 Decommissioned
FFG 25 USS Copeland 1982-08-07 1996-09-18 Decommissioned
FFG 26 USS Gallery 1981-12-05 1996-09-30 Decommissioned
FFG 27 USS Mahlon S. Tisdale 1982-11-13 1996-09-27 Decommissioned
FFG 30 USS Reid 1983-02-23 1998-09-25 Decommissioned
FFG 31 USS Stark 1982-10-23 1999-05-07 Decommissioned
FFG 34 USS Aubrey Fitch 1982-10-09 1999-05-03 Decommissioned

Long Hull Version

Status

Decommissioned (replaced by the Littoral Combat Ship)

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 138.7 meters 453 feet
Beam: 13.72 meters 45 feet
Draft: 6.71 meters (at full load) 22 feet (at full load)
Weight
Displacement: 4 165.79 metric tons (at full load) 4 100 long tons (at full load)
Features
Propulsion: two General Electric LM 2500 Gas Turbines
Performance: 41 000 shaft horsepower
Speed: 29+ knots (53+ kilometers per hour) (33+ miles per hour)
Range: 4 200 nautical miles (~7 780 kilometers (at 20 knots)) (~4 833 miles (at 20 knots))

Ship list

Hull number Ship name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
FFG 8 USS McInerney 1979-12-15 2010-08-31 Decommissioned
FFG 28 USS Boone 1982-05-15 2012-02-23 Decommissioned
FFG 29 USS Stephen W. Groves 1982-04-17 2012-02-24 Decommissioned
FFG 32 USS John L. Hall 1982-06-26 2012-03-09 Decommissioned
FFG 33 USS Jarrett 1983-07-02 2011-04-21 Decommissioned
FFG 36 USS Underwood 1983-01-09 2013-03-08 Decommissioned
FFG 37 USS Crommelin 1983-06-18 2012-10-26 Decommissioned
FFG 38 USS Curts 1983-10-08 2013-01-25 Decommissioned
FFG 39 USS Doyle 1983-05-21 2011-07-29 Decommissioned
FFG 40 USS Halyburton 1984-01-07 2014-09-06 Decommissioned
FFG 41 USS McClusky 1983-12-10 2015-01-09 Decommissioned
FFG 42 USS Klakring 1983-08-30 2013-03-22 Decommissioned
FFG 43 USS Thach 1984-03-17 2013-11-01 Decommissioned
FFG 45 USS Dewert 1983-11-19 2014-04-04 Decommissioned
FFG 46 USS Rentz 1984-06-30 2014-05-09 Decommissioned
FFG 47 USS Nicholas 1984-03-10 2014-03-17 Decommissioned
FFG 48 USS Vandegrift 1984-11-24 2015-02-19 Decommissioned
FFG 49 USS Robert G. Bradley 1984-08-11 2014-03-28 Decommissioned
FFG 50 USS Taylor 1984-12-01 2015-05-08 Decommissioned
FFG 51 USS Gary 1984-11-17 2015-07-23 Decommissioned
FFG 52 USS Carr 1985-07-27 2013-03-13 Decommissioned
FFG 53 USS Hawes 1985-02-09 2010-12-10 Decommissioned
FFG 54 USS Ford 1985-06-29 2013-10-31 Decommissioned
FFG 55 USS Elrod 1985-06-29 2015-01-30 Decommissioned
FFG 56 USS Simpson 1985-11-09 2015-09-29 Decommissioned
FFG 57 USS Reuben James 1986-03-22 2013-07-18 Decommissioned
FFG 58 USS Samuel B. Roberts 1986-04-12 2015-05-22 Decommissioned
FFG 59 USS Kauffman 1987-02-28 2015-09-18 Decommissioned
FFG 60 USS Rodney M. Davis 1987-05-09 2015-01-23 Decommissioned
FFG 61 USS Ingraham 1989-08-05 2014-11-12 Decommissioned