USS Brooke

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USS Brooke (FFG-1)
United States
Name: Brooke
Namesake: John Mercer Brooke
Ordered: 4 January 1962
Builder: Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, Seattle, Washington
Laid down: 19 December 1962
Launched: 19 July 1963
Acquired: 7 March 1966
Commissioned: 12 March 1966
Decommissioned: 16 September 1988
Struck: 2 January 1994
Motto: Prima et Optima (English: First and Finest)
Fate: Disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 28 March 1994
Badge: FFG-1 COA.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Brooke-class frigate
Displacement: 5,400 tons
Length: 390 ft (120 m)
Beam: 44 ft (13 m)
Draft: 14 ft 6 in (4.42 m)
Propulsion: 2 Foster-Wheeler boilers, 1 Westinghouse geared turbine
Speed: 27.2 knots (50.4 km/h)
Range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,000 km)
Complement: 14 officers, 214 crew
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Aircraft carried: SH-2 Seasprite

USS Brooke (FFG-1) was the lead ship of her class of guided missile frigates in the United States Navy from 1962-1988. She was named for John Mercer Brooke. As of 2005, no other ship in the United States Navy has been named Brooke.

Laid down on 19 December 1962 by Lockheed Ship Building, Brooke was launched on 19 July 1963 and commissioned on 12 March 1966. Originally designated DEG-1, she was redesignated FFG-1 in 1975. She served in the Pacific Fleet and was homeported in San Diego, California.

Pakistan service[edit]

Following decommissioning in 1988, she was transferred to Pakistan on 1 February 1989. Renamed Khaibar, she was returned to the United States on 14 November 1993 and sold for scrap on 29 March 1994.

Ship awards[edit]


This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.

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