USS Elmer Montgomery (FF-1082)

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For ships with similar names, see USS Montgomery.
USS Elmer Montgomery (FF-1082)
USS Elmer Montgomery (FF-1082)
Career (US)
Ordered: 25 August 1966
Builder: Avondale Shipyard, Westwego, Louisiana
Laid down: 23 January 1970
Launched: 21 November 1970
Acquired: 14 October 1971
Commissioned: 30 October 1971
Decommissioned: 30 June 1993
Struck: 30 June 1993
Motto: To the Front
Fate: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, (Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) Section 516, Southern Region Amendment), to Turkey 13 December 1993.
General characteristics
Class & type: Knox-class frigate
Displacement: 3,222 tons (4,185 full load)
Length: 438 ft (134 m)
Beam: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
Draft: 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-10 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 Mk-25 BPDMS launcher for Sea Sparrow missiles (later replaced with one 20 mm Phalanx CIWS)
Aircraft carried: one SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter

USS Elmer Montgomery (FF-1082) was a Knox-class frigate built for the United States Navy by Avondale Shipyard, Westwego, Louisiana. She was laid down 23 January 1970, launched 21 November 1970 and purchased 14 October 1971. She was commissioned 30 October 1971, decommissioned 30 June 1993 and struck 30 June 1993. Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, (Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) Section 516, Southern Region Amendment), to Turkey 13 December 1993.

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