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USS Copeland (FFG-25)

USS Copeland (FFG-25), seventeenth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Rear Admiral Robert W. Copeland (1910-1973). Ordered from Todd Shipyards, San Pedro, CA on 28 February 1977 as part of the FY77 program, Copeland was laid down 24 October 1979, launched 26 July 1980, and commissioned 7 August 1982. Decommissioned and stricken 18 September 1996, she was transferred to Egypt the same day as that nation's Mubarak (F 911)[?].

Copeland (FFG-25) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy.



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