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USS Albert David (FF 1050)

- formerly DE 1050 -
- decommissioned -


USS ALBERT DAVID was the ninth ship in the GARCIA - class of frigates. Commissioned as a destroyer escort, the ALBERT DAVID was redesignated as FF 1050 on June 30, 1975. Decommissioned on September 18, 1989, the ALBERT DAVID was leased to Brazil the same day, and was recommissioned as PARÁ. Brazil officially purchased the ALBERT DAVID on January 24, 2001, and she was stricken from the Navy list the same day.

General Characteristics:Awarded: March 21, 1963
Keel laid: April 29, 1964
Launched: December 19, 1964
Commissioned: October 1, 1968
Decommissioned: September 18, 1989
Builder: Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging, Seattle, Wash.
Propulsion system: 2 Foster-Wheeler boilers; 1 Westinghouse geared turbine; 35,000shp; 1 shaft
Length: 414.4 feet (126.3 meters)
Beam: 44.3 feet (13.5 meters)
Draft: 25.9 feet (7.9 meters)
Displacement: approx. 3,500 tons full load
Speed: 27 knots
Armament: one Mk-16 missile launcher for ASROC missiles, two Mk-30 5-inch/38 caliber guns, Mk-46 torpedoes from two Mk-32 triple tube mounts
Aircraft: none
Crew: 16 officers, 231 enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS ALBERT DAVID. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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USS ALBERT DAVID Cruise Books:


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Accidents aboard USS ALBERT DAVID:

DateWhereEvents
January 16, 1972Gulf of TonkinThe USS ALBERT DAVID collides with a North Vietnamese junk and two people from the junk are lost.


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