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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
MAR 1981 - Keel Date: 6 MAR 1981
at Todd Pacific Shipyards San Pedro
DEC 1982 - Launch Date: 18 DEC 1982
MAR 1983 - Commissioned: 17 MAR 1983
AUG 1987 - FEB 1988 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC 1989 - JUN 1990 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1990 - JAN 1990 Shellback Initiations SE of Singapore
JUL 1990 - JUL 1992 Desert Storm
MAR 2001 - SEP 2001 Persian Gulf
JAN 2003 - JUL 2003 Iraqi War
JUL 2011 - 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