USS Samuel Elliot Morison. Contributed by John Hummel



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The Oliver Hazard Perry FFG Class


Builder:      Bath Iron Works; Todd Shipyards Seattle & San Pedro.
Power plant:  Two General Electric LM 2500 gas 
              turbines, one shafts, 41,000 shaft hp
Length:       445 feet
Beam:         45 feet 
Displacement: 4,165 metric tons full load
Speed:        29+ knots
Aircraft:     Two SH-60 Seahawk LAMPS III helo's

Armament:     SM-1 MR Standard Missile; 
              Harpoon (from Std. Missile Launcher);
              six Mk-46 torpedoes (2-triple mounts); 
              One 76 mm (3"/62 caliber) MK 75 rapid fire gun; 
              one 20mm Phalanx CIWS


From the U.S. Navy Fact File

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 an anti-air warfare (AAW) capability 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. They also offer limited capacity for growth. Despite this, the FFG 7 class is a robust platform, capable of withstanding considerable damage. This "toughness" was aptly demonstrated when USS Samuel B. Roberts struck a mine and USS Stark was hit by two Exocet cruise missiles. In both cases the ships survived, were repaired and returned to the fleet. USS Stark was decommissioned in May 1999.

At this time, we have links to official U.S. Navy web sites for ships that are in commission. If you have a web site for a FFG-7 class ship that has been decommissioned, and you would like a link from Destroyers Online, please contact Mark Roberts. (With a picture or two, and some ships data to go with it, we can start a web site here at Destroyers Online.)


Ships by Hull Number
Alphabetical Listing
  1. FFG-7 Oliver Hazard Perry
  2. FFG-8 Mc'Inerney
  3. FFG-9 Wadsworth
  4. FFG-10 Duncan
  5. FFG-11 Clark
  6. FFG-12 George Phillip
  7. FFG-13 Samuel Elliot Morison
  8. FFG-14 Sides
  9. FFG-15 Estocin
  10. FFG-16 Clifton Sprague
  11. FFG-19 John Moore
  12. FFG-20 Antrim
  13. FFG-21 Flatley
  14. FFG-22 Fahrion
  15. FFG-23 Lewis B. Puller
  16. FFG-24 Jack Williams
  17. FFG-25 Copeland
  18. FFG-26 Gallery
  19. FFG-27 Mahlon S. Tisdale
  20. FFG-28 Boone
  21. FFG-29 Steven W. Groves
  22. FFG-30 Reid
  23. FFG-31 Stark
  24. FFG-32 John Hall
  25. FFG-33 Jarrett
  26. FFG-34 Aubrey Fitch
  27. FFG-36 Underwood
  28. FFG-37 Crommelin
  29. FFG-38 Curts
  30. FFG-39 Doyle
  31. FFG-40 Halyburton
  32. McClusky FFG-41
  33. FFG-42 klakring
  34. FFG-43 Thach
  35. FFG-45 Dewert
  36. Rentz FFG-46
  37. FFG-47 Nicholas
  38. FFG-48 Vandegrift
  39. FFG-49 Robert G. Bradley
  40. FFG-50 Taylor
  41. FFG-51 Gary
  42. FFG-52 Carr
  43. FFG-53 Hawes
  44. FFG-54 Ford
  45. FFG-55 Elrod
  46. FFG-56 Simpson
  47. FFG-57 Reuben James
  48. FFG-58 Samuel B. Roberts
  49. FFG-59 Kauffman
  50. Rodney M. Davis FFG-60
  51. FFG-61 Ingraham

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