USS ELMER MONTGOMERY was the 31st KNOX-class frigate. Decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on June 30, 1993, the ELMER MONTGOMERY was transferred to Turkey on December 13, 1993.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: August 25, 1966|
|Keel laid: January 23, 1970|
|Launched: November 21, 1970|
|Commissioned: October 30, 1971|
|Decommissioned: June 30, 1993|
|Builder: Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, La.|
|Propulsion system: 2 - 1200 psi boilers; 1 geared turbine, 1 shaft; 35,000 shaft horsepower|
|Length: 438 feet (133.5 meters)|
|Beam: 47 feet (14.4 meters)|
|Draft: 25 feet (7.6 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 4,200 tons full load|
|Speed: 27 knots|
|Armament: one Mk-16 missile launcher for ASROC and Harpoon missiles, one Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber gun, Mk-46 torpedoes from single tube launchers, one 20mm Phalanx CIWS|
|Aircraft: one SH-2F (LAMPS I) helicopter|
|Crew: 18 officers, 267 enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS ELMER MONTGOMERY. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS ELMER MONTGOMERY:
|March 30, 1976||Norfolk Naval Station, Va.|
USS ELMER MONTGOMERY suffers a fire in a storeroom while in port at Norfolk. The ship's crew with assistance from the USS MITSCHER (DDG 35) and the base fire department extinguish the fire. No personnel are injured and the damage is minor.
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