USS Capodanno (FF-1093)

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USS Capodanno (FF-1093)
USS Capodanno (FF-1093)
Career (US)
Ordered: 25 August 1966
Builder: Avondale Shipyard, Westwego, Louisiana
Laid down: 12 October 1971
Launched: 21 October 1972
Acquired: 18 October 1973
Commissioned: 17 November 1973
Decommissioned: 30 July 1993
Struck: 11 January 1995
Motto: Duty with Honor
Nickname: Happy Cappy
Fate: Leased and then sold to Turkey
General characteristics
Displacement: 3,201 tons (4,182 tons full load)
Length: 438 ft (134 m)
Beam: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
Draught: 24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)
Propulsion: 2 × CE 1200psi boilers
1 Westinghouse geared turbine
1 shaft, 35,000 SHP (26 MW)
Speed: over 27 knots
Complement: 18 officers, 267 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-40 Air Search Radar
AN/SPS-67 Surface Search Radar
AN/SQS-26 Sonar
AN/SQR-18 Towed array sonar system
Mk68 Gun Fire Control System
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
AN/SLQ-32 Electronics Warfare System
Armament: one Mk-16 8 cell missile launcher for ASROC and Harpoon missiles
one Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber gun
Mark 46 torpedoes from four single tube launchers)
one 20mm Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft carried: one SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter

USS Capodanno (FF 1093) was the 42nd Knox class frigate in the United States Navy. It was named after Fr. Vincent Capodanno, recipient of the Medal of Honor.

Decommissioned on 30 July 1993, the Capodanno was subsequently leased to Turkey where she was recommissioned as TCG Muavenet (F-250). Stricken from the Navy list on 11 January 1995, the Capodanno was finally sold to Turkey on 22 February 2002. The ship was removed from active service in 2012.

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