USS Underwood (FFG-36)
USS Underwood underway in the Caribbean Sea in 2006
|Namesake:||Captain Gordon Waite Underwood|
|Ordered:||27 April 1979|
|Builder:||Bath Iron Works|
|Laid down:||30 July 1981|
|Launched:||6 February 1982|
|Sponsored by:||Elizabeth T. Underwood|
|Christened:||6 February 1982|
|Acquired:||14 January 1983|
|Commissioned:||29 January 1983|
|Decommissioned:||8 March 2013|
|Class & type:||Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate|
|Displacement:||4,100 long tons (4,200 t), full load|
|Length:||453 feet (138 m), overall|
|Beam:||45 feet (14 m)|
|Draught:||22 feet (6.7 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines generating 41,000 shp (31 MW) through a single shaft and variable pitch propeller
2 × Auxiliary Propulsion Units, 350 hp (260 kW) retractable electric azimuth thrusters for maneuvering and docking.
|Speed:||over 29 knots (54 km/h)|
|Range:||5,000 nautical miles at 18 knots (9,300 km at 33 km/h)|
|Complement:||17 Officers and 198 Enlisted, plus SH-60 LAMPS detachment of roughly six officer pilots and 15 enlisted maintainers|
|AN/SPS-49 air-search radar
AN/SPS-55 surface-search radar
CAS and STIR fire-control radar
|Aircraft carried:||2 × SH-60 LAMPS III helicopters|
Ordered from Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME on 27 April 1979 as part of the FY79 program, Underwood was laid down on 30 July 1981, launched on 6 February 1982, and commissioned on 29 January 1983. She was assigned to Destroyer Squadron 14 and homeported at Mayport, FL.
The Underwood was extensively used to counteract drug trafficking in Latin America with the assistance of the Coast Guard. 
USS Underwood was decommissioned on March 8, 2013.
- Bacon, Lance M. (13 January 2010). "Carl Vinson, 6 Other Ships Headed to Haiti". Navy Times. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
- "America's Expanding War On Drugs In Latin America". Huffington Post. 3 February 2013.
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