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U.S.S. VANDEGRIFT

(FFG-48)

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USS VANDEGRIFT (FFG-48) - an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

In Commission 1984 to Present

FFG-48 Deployments - Major Events

Add a FFG-48 Shellback Initiation Add a FFG-48 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1981 - Keel Date: 13 OCT 1981
at Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle WA
OCT 1982 - Launch Date: 15 OCT 1982
NOV 1984 - Commissioned: 24 NOV 1984
APR 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 26 APR 1987 - Indian Ocean
APR 1992 - OCT 1992 Desert Storm
SEP 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 15 SEP 1992 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 21 SEP 1992 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1996 - DEC 1997 West Pac

FFG-48 General Specifications

Class: Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

Named for: General Alexander A. Vandegrift

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