USS Brooke

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USS Brooke (FFG-1)
United States
NamesakeJohn Mercer Brooke
Ordered4 January 1962
BuilderLockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, Seattle, Washington
Laid down19 December 1962
Launched19 July 1963
Acquired7 March 1966
Commissioned12 March 1966
Decommissioned16 September 1988
Stricken2 January 1994
MottoPrima et Optima (English: First and Finest)
FateDisposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 28 March 1994
General characteristics
Class and typeBrooke-class frigate
Displacement5,400 tons
Length390 ft (120 m)
Beam44 ft (13 m)
Draft14 ft 6 in (4.42 m)
Propulsion2 Foster-Wheeler boilers, 1 Westinghouse geared turbine
Speed27.2 knots (50.4 km/h)
Range4,000 nautical miles (7,000 km)
Complement14 officers, 214 crew
Sensors and
processing systems
Electronic warfare
& decoys
Aircraft carriedSH-2 Seasprite

USS Brooke (FFG-1) was the lead ship of her class of guided missile frigates in the United States Navy from 1962 to 1988. She was named for John Mercer Brooke. As of 2021, 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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