USS Koelsch
FF 1049 (Garcia Class)



Authorized:       ?
Builder:          Defoe Shipbuilding, Bay City Mich.
Laid Down:        February 19 1965
Launched:         June 8 1965
Commissioned:     June 10 1967
Decommissioned:   May 31 1989
Fate:             To Pakistan May 31 1989
                  Renamed Siqqat
                  Returned to US in 1993;
                  Sold July 25 1995 -
                  and broken up for scrap

We are seeking information on the USS Koelsch and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.

Notice to all of the Garcia class shipmates:

Mark Roberts, webmaster extraordinair' returns to the Garcia class.

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The Garcia Class as Constructed


Displacement: 3,560 tons fully loaded.
Length:       414'        
Beam:         44'          
Draught:      14' (keel);  24' (Sonar dome)       
Machinery:    2 Foster-Wheeler boilers;               
              1 Westinghouse geared turbine; 35,000shp;      
              1 shaft.   
Performance:  27 kts.  
Bunkerage:    ?  
Range:        4,000 miles at 20 knots on 1 boiler.          
Guns:         (2) 5" 38cal Mk 30
Torpedoes:    MK 32  


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