FF-1068 USS Vreeland

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1992 to 1998 - GR Hellenic Navy - F458 HS Makedonia    



1970 to 1992    


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Call Sign: NMAP


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History of US FF-1068 USS Vreeland

1964-jul-22Ordered
1968-mar-20Laid down
1969-jun-14Launched
1970-jun-13Commissioned
1974-oct-4Towed by USS William H Standley (CG-32) in the Med due to serious boiler trouble
1978-augPort VisitSOoff Mogadishu First American warship to visit Mogadishu since military came to power in October, 1969
1980-sep-25Ordered by US official to make room for Soviet cruise ship Maxim Gorky at Manhattan dock
1982-julCentral Mediterranean UNREP with USS Mount Baker (AE-34) in Mediterranean
1982-sep-14Red Sea In the Red Sea searching for missing pilot that crashed F-4 Phantom jet while attempting to land on the USS Forrestal
1984-dec-24assigned to escort a Soviet flotilla headed to Cuba
1984-dec-29off Florida Relieved by USS John L Hall (FFG-32) along Florida coast
1985-mayCaribbean Deployed to Honduras
1985-augOcean Safari 85, Aug 28-Sept 20, Atlantic Ocean
1985-augDeploymentNorth Atlantic Refueled in the North Atlantic by RFA Grey Rover
1985-sepPort VisitFRGironde Estuary Port visit Bordeaux, France
1985-decRefitDrydock
1986Central Mediterranean Mediterranean Deployment
1986-aprDeploymentLYLibyan coast Operation El Dorado Canyon - Libya, April 12-17
1986-augPort VisitIToff Naples Port visit Naples, Italy
1987-augCUGuantanamo Bay Naval Base GITMO Cuba
1987-octCV escort services
1988Dragon Hammer 88, HSL-36 helicopter crashed and sank attempting to land in heavy fog
1988-febCentral Mediterranean Mediterranean Deployment
1988-marPort VisitESIbiza Port visit Ibiza, Spain
1988-may-1Dragon Hammer 88, May 1-14
1988-may-8AircraftCentral Mediterranean accident SH-2F 161903
1988-junPort VisitESMalaga Port Port visit Malaga, Spain
1992-jun-30Decommissioned
1992-jul-25Fate: transferedleased to Greece as Macedonia

History of GR F458 HS Makedonia

1992-jul-25caught fire on her maiden voyage in middle atlantic
1992-aug-25towed to Greece
1999-janDecommissioned

Specifications

   

    from Knox class
257crew
4260full load (tn)
134length (m)
14.25beam (m)
7.54draught (m)
28max speed (knots)
35000power (shp)
2Naval Engine boilers
1Naval Engine steam turbines
1Missile Launcher Mk 25 8-cell Sea Sparrow
1Naval Gun Mark 42 5/54 inch (127mm)
1Torpedo Launchers Mk 16 8-cell ASROC
4Torpedo Launchers single tube 324 mm
1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS-40
1Naval Radar surface search radar AN/SPS-67
1Sonar hull mounted sonar AN/SQS-26
1Sonar towed array sonar AN/SQR-18

Aircraft

   

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Builder

   

US Avondale Shipyard,



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