Frigates and Destroyer Escorts
Frigates (FF, FFG)
Oliver Hazard Perry Class FFG LOA ca 450′ TDISP 4,000 tons (71, approximately 30 still active with non-US navies) these came in 445′ and 453′ Èlonglengths
ex-USS Wadsworth FFG-9 (1980-2002) transferred to Poland and upgraded as ORP Generał Tadeusz Kościuszko 273 (2002)
ex-USS Clark FFG-9 (1980-2000) transferred to Poland and upgraded as ORP Generał Kazimierz Pułaski 272 (2000)
Former USS Recruit (TDE-1, TFFG-1), Naval Training Center, Point Loma near San Diego was originally a 2/3 adaptation of the Dealey class destroyer escort design, at 225′ long. Commissioned 1949 – 1967 only landlocked ship to hold commissioned status for most of this period. Nicknamed “USS Neversail” and was also Building 430. In 1982 she was refurbished to look like an Oliver Hazard Perry frigate, 1982-1997, though shipsearcher staff fail to see many similarities.
Knox Class FF LOA 438′ TDISP 4,200 tons in US service 1969-1994 (46, 1 preserved)
USS Ainsworth FF-1090 (1973) transferred to Turkey 1994 decommissioned 2004, Museum Ship at Izmir
3 Knox class frigates transferred to Mexico Navy (4th out of frame) located near Veracruzex-USS Robert E. Peary FFG-1073 (1972-1992) transferred to Republic of China (Taiwan) as ROCS Chi Yang FFG-932 (ex USN FF-1073) AND ex-USS Cook FFG-1083 (1971-1992) transferred to Taiwan 1999 as ROCS Hai Yang FFG-936. Taiwanese Knox class (except first unit, Chi Yang) upgraded missile armament retired 2015, to be used for spares
Garcia Class FF LOA 414′ TDISP 2,600 tons in US service 1964-1990 (9 retired, 4 transferred to Brazil, 1 still in reserve)
USS Voge FF-1047 (1966-1989) and USS Edward McDonnell (1965-1988) FF-1043 both scrapped 2001-2002
Bronstein Class LOA 371′ TDISP 2,600 tons (2, both transferred to Mexico, now retired)
USS Bronstein FF-1037 (1963-1990) transferred to Mexico as ARM Hermenegildo Galeana F202 (1993-2017) and USS McCloy FF-1038 (1963-1990) transferred to Mexico as ARM Nicolás Bravo (E40) (1993-2017)
Destroyer Escorts (DDE, DE) Similar in role to later USN reclassified use of term frigate.
Dealey Class DDE LOA 315′ TDISP 1,270 tons (13, all scrapped) Royal Norwegian Navy built the Oslo class frigates to a slightly modified design (5 units built, 1 lost, 1 preserved) The US Mutual Defense Assistance Program funded half the expenses.
HNoMS Narvik F-304 (1966-2007) Currently a museum ship in Horten, Norway.
Rudderow / Crosley Class DDE/APD LOA 306′ TDISP 1,700 tons (22, 51 variant High Speed transports, 1 preserved, service from 1944, including WW2, Korean War, Vietnam)
USS Ruchamkin APD-89, DE-228 (1945-1969) one of 51 Crosley class high speed transports based on Rudderow class. Transferred to Colombia via Military Assistance Plan as ARC Córdoba DT-15 (1969-1980) partially rebuilt as part of a theme park at Tocancipá, Cundinamarca, Colombia.
Edsall Class DDE LOA 306′ TDISP 1,600 tons (85, 5 lost in combat, 1 preserved)
USS Stewart DE-238 (1942-1972), museum ship in Galveston TX since 1974
ex-USS Hurst DE-250 (1943) transferred to Mexican Navy 1973 as Commodoro Manuel Azueta decommissioned 2015 at Veracruz, sunk as artificial reef 2017
Cannon Class DE, LOA 306′ TDISP 1,600 tons (72, 3 preserved 1 active in Royal Thai Navy)
USS McAnn DE-179 (1943) service in Brazil from 1944-1982 as Commandante Bauru Museum Ship Rio de JaneiroUSS Hemminger DE-746 (1944) transferred to Thailand 1959 as HTMS Pin Klao (DE-1), still in commission as ceremonial salute vessel.USS Slater DE-776 (1944) museum ship Albany NY, served with Greek Navy 1951-1991 as AetosBRP Rajah Humabon PS-11, ex-USS Atherton DE-169 (1943) transferred to Japan 1955 and 20 years later to the Philippine Navy, served until 2018, intended to become a museum ship at Sangley Point, Philippines.
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