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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
FEB 1984 Keel Date: 27 FEB 1984
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
AUG 1984 Launch Date: 31 AUG 1984
SEP 1985 Commissioned: 21 SEP 1985
JAN 1986 - Search and Recovery after Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
JAN 1988 - JUL 1988 Middle East Cruise
NOV 1989 - MAY 1990 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV 1991 - MAR 1992 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1993 - FEB 1994 Mediterranean
NOV 1997 - APR 1998 Mediterranean
FEB 2011 - 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