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
DEC 1978 - Keel Date: 4 DEC 1978
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
JUL 1979 - Launch Date: 14 JUL 1979
OCT 1980 - Commissioned: 11 OCT 1980
JUN 1983 - JUL 1983 Grenada
APR 1984 - NOV 1984 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1987 - SEP 1987 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUN 1992 - AUG 1992 Great Lakes
JUN 1995 - AUG 1995 Great Lakes
JUN 1998 - SEP 1998 Great Lakes
JUL 2000 - Shellback Initiation - 1 JUL 2000 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 2001 - DEC 2001 SNFL
APR 2002 - 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)