USS OLIVER HAZARD PERRY was the lead ship of the PERRY class of guided missile frigates. Built as the first "short hull" version in her class, OLIVER HAZARD PERRY was lengthened in FY90 and received the SQQ-89 suite but was not equipped with RAST, leaving her unable to employ SH-60B helicopters.
OLIVER HAZARD PERRY was homeported in Mayport, FL. Decommissioned on February 20, 1997, and stricken from the Navy list on May 3, 1999, the ship spent the following years laid up at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia, PA. OLIVER HAZARD PERRY was sold for scarrping to Metro Machine Corp., Philadelphia, PA., on September 9, 2005. Scrapping was completed in April 2006.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: October 30, 1973|
|Keel Laid: June 12, 1975|
|Launched: September 25, 1976|
|Commissioned: December 17, 1977|
|Decommissioned: February 20, 1997|
|Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine|
|Propulsion system: two General Electric LM 2500 gas turbines, two 350 Horsepower Electric Drive Auxiliary Propulsion Units|
|Blades on each Propeller: five|
|Length: 453 feet (135.9 meters)|
|Beam: 45 feet (13.5 meters)|
|Draft: 24,6 feet (7.5 meters)|
|Displacement: 4,100 tons|
|Speed: 28+ knots|
|Aircraft: one SH-2F (LAMPS 1)|
|Armament: one Mk 13 guided missile launcher (36 Standard (MR) and 4 Harpoon missiles), one Mk 75 76mm/62 caliber rapid firing gun, MK 32 ASW torpedo tubes (two triple mounts), one Phalanx CIWS|
|Crew: 17 Officers, 198 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS OLIVER HAZARD PERRY. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
About the Ship's Name:
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry was born 3 August 1785 in South Kingston, R.I., and entered the Navy as a midshipman in 1799. After distinguished service in the Quasi-War with France and the Barbary Wars, Perry commanded American forces on Lake Erie in the War of 1812. There he won a decisive victory over the British on 10 September 1813 which gave control of the lakes to the United States. He died on board JOHN ADAMS lying off Port of Spain, Trinidad, 23 August 1819.
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