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  • F458 HS Makedonia

    GR Hellenic Navy

    1970 to 1992 - US US Navy - FF-1068 USS Vreeland    



    1992 to 1998    


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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-29USoff 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



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