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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

Add a FFG-59 Shellback Initiation Add a FFG-59 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1985 - Keel Date: 8 APR 1985
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
MAR 1986 - Launch Date: 29 MAR 1986
JAN 1987 - JAN 1987 Guantanamo Bay
FEB 1987 - Commissioned: 28 FEB 1987
MAY 1989 - NOV 1989 Mediterranean
JAN 1990 - FEB 1990 Baltic Sea Cruise
MAY 1991 - OCT 1991 Desert Storm
MAY 1993 - OCT 1993 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1998 - AUG 1998 Mediterranean
MAR 2000 - SEP 2000 Mediterranean
JUL 2002 - JAN 2003 Mediterranean
NOV 2006 - MAY 2007 West Africa
APR 2008 - 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