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U.S.S. THACH

(FFG-43)

READY AND ABLE

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USS THACH (FFG-43) - an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

In Commission 1983 to Present

FFG-43 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR1981-Keel Date: 6 MAR 1981
at Todd Pacific Shipyards San Pedro
DEC1982-Launch Date: 18 DEC 1982
MAR1983-Commissioned: 17 MAR 1983
AUG1987-FEB1988West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC1989-JUN1990West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1990-JAN1990Shellback Initiations SE of Singapore
JUL1990-JUL1992Desert Storm
MAR2001-SEP2001Persian Gulf
JAN2003-JUL2003Iraqi War
JUL2011-Shellback Initiation - 20 JUL 2011 - Pacific Ocean

FFG-43 General Specifications

Class: Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

Named for: Admiral John Thach

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