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U.S.S. SIMPSON

(FFG-56)

ATTAQUER EN VIGUER
ATTACK WITH VIGOR

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USS SIMPSON (FFG-56) - an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

In Commission 1985 to Present

FFG-56 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1984-Keel Date: 27 FEB 1984
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
AUG1984-Launch Date: 31 AUG 1984
SEP1985-Commissioned: 21 SEP 1985
JAN1986-Search and Recovery after Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
JAN1988-JUL1988Middle East Cruise
MAR1988-AUG1988Mediterranean
NOV1989-MAY1990Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1991-MAR1992Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1993-FEB1994Mediterranean
NOV1993- Shellback Initiation - 16 NOV 1993 - Indian Ocean
AUG1995-MAR1996Mediterranean
NOV1997-APR1998Mediterranean
JUL2000-JAN2001Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB2011-Shellback Initiation - 23 FEB 2011 - Atlantic Ocean

FFG-56 General Specifications

Class: Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

Named for: Rodger W. Simpson

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