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
JUL 1979 - Keel Date: 30 JUL 1979
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
FEB 1980 - Launch Date: 16 FEB 1980
MAR 1981 - Commissioned: 21 MAR 1981
NOV 1982 - APR 1983 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 1983 - NOV 1983 Grenada
JAN 1991 - JAN 1993 Caribbean
SEP 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1992 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1994 - OCT 1994 Haitian refugee crisis
JUN 1995 - 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)