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  • 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

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
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    Builder

       

    US Bath Iron Works,



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