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U.S.S. SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON

(FFG-13)

PAINT TILL U DROP

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USS SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON (FFG-13) - an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

In Commission 1980 to 2002

FFG-13 Deployments - Major Events

Add a FFG-13 Shellback Initiation Add a FFG-13 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC1978-Keel Date: 4 DEC 1978
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
JUL1979-Launch Date: 14 JUL 1979
OCT1980-Commissioned: 11 OCT 1980
JUN1983-JUL1983Grenada
APR1984-NOV1984Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1987-SEP1987Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUN1992-AUG1992Great Lakes
JUN1995-AUG1995Great Lakes
JUN1998-SEP1998Great Lakes
JUL2000-Shellback Initiation - 1 JUL 2000 - Pacific Ocean
JUL2001-DEC2001SNFL
APR2002-Decommissioned: 10 APR 2002

FFG-13 General Specifications

Complement: 15 Officers and 190 Enlisted

Displacement: 4100 tons

Length: 453 feet

Beam: 45 feet

Draft: 22 feet

Flank Speed: over 29 knots

Final Disposition: Sold to Turkey on 11 April 2002 renamed TCG Gokova (F 496)