USS Miller (FF-1091)

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USS Miller (FF-1091)
USS Miller (FF-1091)
Career (US)
Name: USS Miller
Namesake: Doris "Dorie" Miller
Ordered: 25 August 1966
Builder: Avondale Shipyard, Westwego, Louisiana
Laid down: 6 August 1971
Launched: 3 June 1972
Acquired: 13 April 1973
Commissioned: 30 June 1973
Decommissioned: 15 October 1991
Struck: 11 January 1995
Motto: Courage-Devotion
Fate: Sold to Turkey as a hulk (19 July 1999); subsequently sunk as a target in the Turkish Seawolf 2001 naval exercise June 2001
General characteristics
Class & type: Knox-class frigate
Displacement: 3,201 long tons (3,252 t) light
4,182 long tons (4,249 t) 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 1,200 psi (8.3 MPa) 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 5"/54 caliber Mark 42 gun
Mark 46 torpedoes from four single tube launchers)
Aircraft carried: one SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter

USS Miller (FF-1091), originally (DE-1091) was a Knox-class destroyer escorts in the United States Navy. She was named for Cook Third Class Doris "Dorie" Miller, who was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions at the attack on Pearl Harbor.[1]

Miller, a 3963-ton (4,027 t) Knox-class escort ship, was built at Westwego, Louisiana. Commissioned in June 1973, her active service was performed with the Atlantic Fleet, including deployments to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Persian Gulf and the Black Sea. In July 1975, she was reclassified as a frigate and redesignated FF-1091. Miller transferred to the Naval Reserve Force in January 1982, and thereafter was employed in the western Atlantic and Caribbean areas. She decommissioned in October 1991 and was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in 1995.[1]

USS Miller (FF-1091)


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "USS Miller (DE/FF-1091)". Naval History & Heritage Command. 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 

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