USS Paul (FF-1080)

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USS Paul (FF-1080)
USS Paul (FF-1080)
Career (US)
Namesake: Named in honor of Medal of Honor winner Marine Lance Corporal Joe C. Paul, killed in Vietnam.
Ordered: 25 August 1966
Builder: Avondale Shipyard, Westwego, Louisiana
Laid down: 12 September 1969
Launched: 20 June 1970
Acquired: 23 July 1971
Commissioned: 14 August 1971
Decommissioned: 14 August 1992
Struck: 11 January 1995
Motto: Power, Pride
Fate: Transferred to Turkey 9 January 2000
General characteristics
Class & type: Knox-class frigate
Displacement: 3,216 tons (4,197 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 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

The USS Paul (FF-1080) was a Knox class frigate built for the United States Navy by Avondale Shipyard, Westwego, Louisiana. Paul was laid down 12 September 1969, launched 20 June 1970 and delivered 23 July 1971. She was commissioned 14 August 1971, decommissioned 14 August 1992 and struck 11 January 1995. Paul was disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, grant aid, ex-US fleet hull, to Turkey 9 January 2000.

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