USS Albert David
FF 1050 (Garcia Class)



Authorized:       ?
Builder:          Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging, Seattle
Laid Down:        April 29 1964
Launched:         December 19 1964
Commissioned:     October 19 1968
Decommissioned:   September 28 1988
Fate:             To Brazil September 18 1989
                  Renamed Para
                  Still in Brazilian service 
                  as of early 2000

We are seeking information on the USS Albert David 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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