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USS Elmer Montgomery (FF-1082)
USS Elmer Montgomery (FF-1082)
Career (US)
Ordered: August 25, 1966
Builder: Avondale Shipyard, Westwego, Louisiana
Laid down: January 23, 1970
Launched: November 21, 1970
Acquired: October 14, 1971
Commissioned: October 30, 1971
Decommissioned: June 30, 1993
Struck: June 30, 1993
Motto: To the Front
Fate: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, (Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) Section 516, Southern Region Amendment), to Turkey December 13, 1993.
General characteristics
Class and type: Knox-class frigate
Displacement: 3,222 tons (4,185 full load)
Length: 438 ft (134 m)
Beam: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
Draft: 24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)
Propulsion: 2 × CE 1200psi boilers
1 Westinghouse geared turbine
1 shaft, 35,000 SHP (26 MW)
Speed: over 27 knots
Complement: 18 officers, 267 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-40 Air Search Radar
AN/SPS-67 Surface Search Radar
AN/SQS-26 Sonar
AN/SQR-18 Towed array sonar system
Mk68 Gun Fire Control System
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
AN/SLQ-32 Electronics Warfare System
Armament: one Mk-16 8 cell missile launcher for ASROC and Harpoon missiles
one Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber gun
Mark 46 torpedoes from four single tube launchers)
one Mk-25 BPDMS launcher for Sea Sparrow missiles (later replaced with one 20 mm Phalanx CIWS)
Aircraft carried: one SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter

USS Elmer Montgomery (FF-1082) was a Knox class frigate built for the United States Navy by Avondale Shipyard, Westwego, Louisiana. She was laid down January 23, 1970, launched November 21, 1970 and purchased October 14, 1971. She was commissioned October 30, 1971, decommissioned June 30, 1993 and struck June 30, 1993. Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, (Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) Section 516, Southern Region Amendment), to Turkey December 13, 1993.

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