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U.S.S. KAUFFMAN

(FFG-59)

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USS KAUFFMAN (FFG-59) - an Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate

In Commission 1987 to Present

FFG-59 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1985-Keel Date: 8 APR 1985
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
MAR1986-Launch Date: 29 MAR 1986
JAN1987-JAN1987Guantanamo Bay
FEB1987-Commissioned: 28 FEB 1987
MAY1989-NOV1989Mediterranean
JAN1990-FEB1990Baltic Sea Cruise
MAY1991-OCT1991Desert Storm
MAY1993-OCT1993Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB1998-AUG1998Mediterranean
MAR2000-SEP2000Mediterranean
JUL2002-JAN2003Mediterranean
NOV2006-MAY2007West Africa
APR2008-Shellback Initiation - 15 APR 2008 - Atlantic Ocean

FFG-59 General Specifications

Class: Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate

Named for: Vice Admiral James L. Kauffman and Rear Admiral Draper

Complement: 15 Officers and 190 Enlisted

Displacement: 4100 tons

Length: 453 feet

Beam: 45 feet

Flank Speed: 29+ knots

Range: 5 000 Nautical Miles