USS Pharris (FF-1094)
USS Pharris (FF-1094)
|Namesake:||Jackson C. Pharris|
|Ordered:||25 August 1966|
|Builder:||Avondale Shipyard, Westwego, Louisiana|
|Laid down:||11 February 1972|
|Launched:||16 December 1972|
|Acquired:||14 December 1973|
|Commissioned:||26 January 1974|
|Decommissioned:||15 April 1992|
|Struck:||11 January 1995|
|Fate:||Donated to Mexico|
|Class & type:||Knox-class frigate|
|Displacement:||3,201 tons (4,182 tons full load)|
|Length:||438 ft (134 m)|
|Beam:||46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)|
|Draught:||24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)|
|Speed:||>27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)|
|Complement:||18 officers, 267 enlisted|
|AN/SLQ-32 Electronics Warfare System|
|Aircraft carried:||1 × SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter|
USS Pharris (FF-1094) was a Knox-class frigate named after Medal of Honor recipient Lieutenant Commander Jackson C. Pharris. It was originally designated as destroyer escort DE-1094 and later reclassified as a frigate in the United States Navy. In 1992 the ship was decommissioned and transferred to the Mexican Navy. It was recommissioned as ARM Victoria, named after Mexico's first president, Guadalupe Victoria.
During the 1987-1988 Mediterranean cruise, Pharris escorted Mighty Servant 2 carrying USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) from the entrance of the Persian Gulf to about halfway up the Red Sea. Pharris was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for its part in Operation Earnest Will.
On 8 February 1991, during a port visit in the Madeira Islands, two Canadian divers from HMCS Margaree drowned when they were sucked into the cooling intake of Pharris while conducting a hull search.
In Tom Clancy's 1986 novel, Red Storm Rising, Pharris suffers extreme damage following a torpedo attack by a Victor III submarine (the bow forward of the ASROC mounts was torn off), warranting an extensive repair. Her captain, Ed Morris, is subsequently transferred to the USS Reuben James (FFG-57).
- "Questions Remain After Canadian Navy Divers' Deaths". The Wednesday Report 5 (7). 13 February 1991. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- 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.
- Photo gallery of USS Pharris at NavSource Naval History