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U.S.S. NICHOLAS

(FFG-47)

CARRYING ON A PROUD TRADITION

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USS NICHOLAS (FFG-47) - an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

In Commission 1984 to Present

FFG-47 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP1982-Keel Date: 27 SEP 1982
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
APR1983-Launch Date: 23 APR 1983
MAR1984-Commissioned: 10 MAR 1984
AUG1986-FEB1987Mediterranean
APR1988-OCT1988Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1991-JAN1993Desert Storm
JUL1991-FEB1992Desert Shield
JAN1992-MAY1992Desert Storm
MAR1995-MAY1995Blue Nose - Arctic Circle

FFG-47 General Specifications

Class: Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

Named for: Major Samuel Nicholas

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