FFG-56 USS Simpson

US US Navy




1985 to 2015    


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History of US FFG-56 USS Simpson

1982-mar-22Ordered
1984-feb-27Laid down
1984-aug-31Launched
1985-sep-20Commissioned
1985-sep-21HomeportNS Newport assigned to NS Newport
1986-mar-31HomeportNS Norfolk assigned to NS Norfolk
1998-apr-4Port VisitNLAmsterdam Harbour Oostelijke Handelskade Apr98 STANAVFORMED embarked SH60 163235 : 163248
2001-jul-1HomeportNAS Mayport / McDonald Field assigned to NS Mayport
2010-jun-7DeploymentBaltic Sea BALTOPS 10 participated with BALTOPS 2010
2012-jan-19Deploymentto Africa with MQ-8B UAV onboard
2012-apr-10NEWS US Navy investigates unmanned helicopter mishaps
2014-jan-23DeploymentMTGrand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta Malta with MQ-8B Fire Scout 168441
2015-sep-29Decommissionedat NS Mayport

Specifications

   

    from Oliver Hazard Perry long-hull class
138length (m)
2Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
1Missile Launcher Mk 13
1Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm
1Chaff and decoys AN/SLQ-25 Nixie
1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS-49

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