USS Garcia (FF-1040)
|Awarded:||22 June 1961|
|Builder:||Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, California|
|Laid down:||16 October 1962|
|Launched:||31 October 1963|
|Sponsored by:||Daisy Garcia de Alvarez|
|Acquired:||3 December 1964|
|Commissioned:||21 December 1964|
|Decommissioned:||31 January 1989|
|Out of service:||1989|
|Reclassified:||30 June 1975*|
|Struck:||31 January 1989|
|Homeport:||Charleston, South Carolina|
|Fate:||Scrapped 29 March 1994|
|Acquired:||31 January 1989|
|Out of service:||1994|
|Class and type:|
|Displacement:||2,624 tons (light)|
|Length:||414 ft 6 in (126.34 m)|
|Beam:||44 ft 1 in (13.44 m)|
|Draught:||24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 Foster-Wheeler boilers, 1 Westinghouse turbine, 35,000 shp (26,000 kW), single screw|
|Speed:||27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)|
|Aircraft carried:||1 x SH-2F Seasprite LAMPS I|
USS Garcia (FF-1040) was the lead ship of her class of destroyer escort ships, later reclassified as frigates, in the United States Navy. She was named for U.S. Marine Private First Class Fernando Luis Garcia,The First Puerto Rican Medal of Honor Recipient.
Laid down on 16 October 1962 by Bethlehem Steel of San Francisco, California, Garcia was launched on 31 October 1963 and commissioned on 21 December 1964. Originally designated DE-1040, she was redesignated FF-1040 in 1975 as part of the Navy's 1975 ship reclassification.
Following her decommissioning on 31 January 1989, she was transferred to Pakistan on the same day. Renamed Saif, she was returned to the United States on 13 January 1994 and was then sold for scrap on 29 March 1994.
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
|Navy Unit Commendation (with one star)|
|Navy "E" Ribbon|
|Navy Expeditionary Medal|
|National Defense Service Medal|
|Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal|
- K. Jack Bauer and Stephen S. Roberts, “Register of Ships of the U. S. Navy, 1775-1990,” p.243.
- Naval Institute “Proceedings,” May 1995, pp.219, 220.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- 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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