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U.S.S. CLIFTON SPRAGUE

(FFG-16)

NUNC PARATUS

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USS CLIFTON SPRAGUE (FFG-16) - an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

In Commission 1981 to 1995

FFG-16 Deployments - Major Events

Add a FFG-16 Shellback Initiation Add a FFG-16 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL1979-Keel Date: 30 JUL 1979
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
FEB1980-Launch Date: 16 FEB 1980
MAR1981-Commissioned: 21 MAR 1981
NOV1982-APR1983Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1983-NOV1983Grenada
JAN1991-JAN1993Caribbean
SEP1992-Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1992 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1994-OCT1994Haitian refugee crisis
JUN1995-Decommissioned: 2 JUN 1995

FFG-16 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: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP)