USS Kauffman (FFG-59)
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USS Kauffman (FFG-59), in 1986.
|Awarded:||28 October 1982|
|Builder:||Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine|
|Laid down:||8 April 1985|
|Launched:||29 March 1986|
|Sponsored by:||Elizabeth Kauffman Bush|
|Commissioned:||28 February 1987|
|Decommissioned:||18 September 2015|
|Homeport:||NS Norfolk, Virginia|
|Class and type:||Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile 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)|
|Speed:||over 29 knots (54 km/h)|
|Range:||5,000 nautical miles at 18 knots (9,300 km at 33 km/h)|
|Complement:||15 officers and 190 enlisted, plus SH-60 LAMPS detachment of roughly six officer pilots and 15 enlisted maintainers|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
|Aircraft carried:||2 × SH-60 LAMPS III helicopters|
USS Kauffman (FFG-59), an Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate, was a ship of the United States Navy named for Vice Admiral James L. Kauffman (1887–1963) and his son, Rear Admiral Draper L. Kauffman (1911–1979), both experts in sub-surface naval missions.
Kauffman was laid down on 8 April 1985 by the Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine; launched on 29 March 1986; sponsored by Mrs. Elizabeth Kauffman Bush, the daughter of Vice Admiral James L. Kauffman and sister of Rear Admiral Draper L. Kauffman; and commissioned on 28 February 1987 at Bath, Maine, Commander John C. Dranchak, USN in command.
Kauffman deployed for the final time on 8 January 2015. She was decommissioned on 18 September 2015.
Note: the milestones are extracted from the official command histories and no other sources. The set of command histories available is not complete, resulting in the partial record following.
- 6 January – 28 May: 4100 ton modifications by Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.
- 12 August: BM3 Kerekgyarto died instantly when the Slewing Arm Davit broke from its mount and fell on him.
- 7 April: Commander Ronald C. Bogle, USN relieves Commander John C. (30 knot)Dranchak, USN
- 31 May – 10 November: Maiden deployment, Med 3–89
- 4—7 August: Sevastopol, USSR port visit
- October: Sixth Fleet "Hook'em" Award for best ASW platform in Sixth Fleet AO in 1989
- 13 September – 3 October: NATO exercise Display Determination-89
- 9 January: presented with Battle 'E'
- 15 January – 15 March: ships restricted availability, #1A gas turbine engine and the Mk. 75 76mm gun mount are replaced
- 8–15 June: BALTOPS-90
- 5 April: Commander James H. Chapman Jr., USN relieves Commander Ronald C. Bogle, USN
- 26 April – 26 October: deployment, MEF 2–91
- 4 June – 16 September: Middle East Force (MEF) operations in the Persian Gulf
- 6 January – 21 February: counter narcotic operations, Caribbean Sea
- towed a vessel that had lost propulsion 250 nautical miles (460 km; 290 mi) to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
- rescued the crew from the stricken 237 feet (72 m) coastal freighter Ramsli just before she sank
- 2 August – 23 October: Ships Restricted Availability (Drydock), by Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine
- 15 September: presented with Battle 'E'
- 18 December: Commander James F. Deppe, USN relieves Commander James H. Chapman Jr., USN
- 11 March – 8 September: deployed, Med 2–93
- 29 April – 18 June: Operation Deny Flight in the Adriatic Sea, Operation Maritime Guard
- 22 June – 17 August: Maritime Interdiction Operations enforcing United Nations sanctions against Iraq, North Red Sea
- 7 November: provided assistance to the Argentine frigate ARA Granville (P-33) while in port at Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, Puerto Rico
- 9 November – 6 December: counter drug operations, Caribbean Sea
- 13 May – 3 June: Maritime Interception Operations enforcing United Nations sanctions against Haiti
- 6 June: Homeport shift from Newport, Rhode Island to Norfolk, Virginia
- 1 July – 1 August: Operation Support Democracy, Haiti with 3 US Army OH-58 Kiowa helicopters
- 5—6 July: rescued 787 migrants from Haitian waters, transported to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
- 20—21 July: towed the Motor Vessel Valerie I from the south coast of Haiti to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
- 9 September: Commander David F. Britt, USN relives Commander James F. Deppe, USN
- 24 April: completion of an extended ships restricted availability period beginning September 1995, including installation of Mod 6 to the Mk 92 Guided Missile Fire Control System
- 8 July – 24 August: counter drug operations, Caribbean Sea
- 20 September: Commander John A. Kunert, USN relives Commander David F. Britt, USN
- 10—31 December: Operation Carib Shield – counter drug operations, Caribbean Sea
- 1—17 January: Operation Carib Shield – counter drug operations, Caribbean Sea
- 4 March – 24 June: ships restricted availability (drydock) by Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
- 6 March: Commander George J. Karol II, USN relieves Commander John A. Kunert, USN
- 13 March – 11 September: deployed, Med (originally tasked to Middle East Force)
- 12 October – 11 December: planned restricted availability
- 27 August: Commander Rigoberto Sáez-Ortiz, USN relieves Commander George J. Karol, USN
- 15—18 September: sortied for Hurricane Dennis
- 15 July – 22 September: ships restricted availability, installed Mk 53 "Nulka" Decoy Launching System (DLS)
- 31 August: Commander Kenneth A. Krogman, USN relieves Commander John P. Gelinne, USN
- Frey, Courtney; Evans, Mark L. (1 October 2015). "Kauffman (FFG-59)". Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
- USS Kauffman to be Decommissioned, Story Number: NNS150917-15 from USS Kauffman Public Affairs, 17 September 2015.
- "Kauffman (FFG 59)". History.navy.mil. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
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. This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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