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U.S.S. LEWIS B. PULLER

(FFG-23)

ESPRIT

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USS LEWIS B. PULLER (FFG-23) - an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

In Commission 1982 to 1998

FFG-23 Deployments - Major Events

Add a FFG-23 Shellback Initiation Add a FFG-23 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1979 - Keel Date: 23 MAY 1979
at Todd Pacific Shipyards San Pedro CA
MAR 1980 - Launch Date: 15 MAR 1980
APR 1982 - Commissioned: 17 APR 1982
JUN 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 22 JUN 1982 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1984 - AUG 1984 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 16 JUL 1985 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1986 - JUN 1986 West Pac
APR 1992 - JUL 1992 RIMPAC
JUL 1994 - DEC 1994 Caribbean
MAY 1996 - Shellback Initiation - 8 MAY 1996 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1998 - Decommissioned: 18 SEP 1998

FFG-23 General Specifications

Class: Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

Named for: Lewis B. Puller

Complement: 15 Officers and 190 Enlisted

Displacement: 4100 tons

Length: 453 feet

Beam: 45 feet

Flank Speed: over 29 knots

Range: 5 000 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Transferred to Egyptian Navy 18 September 1998