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USS Samuel Eliot Morison (FFG-13)

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Career
Builder:Bath Iron Works
Ordered:27 February 1976
Laid down:4 December 1978
Launched:14 July 1979
Delivered:1 August 1980
Commissioned:11 October 1980
Fate:sold to Turkey on 11 April 2002, renamed TCG Gokova (F 496)[?]
Struck:23 July 2002
General Characteristics
Displacement:3101 tons light, 3984 tons full, 883 tons dead
Length:445 feet (133.5 meters) overall, 408 feet waterline
Beam:45 feet (13.5 meters)
Draft:24.6 feet (7.5 meters), 17 feet limit
Propulsiontwo General Electric LM 2500 gas turbines producing 41,000shp
Speed:29 knots
Complement:17 officers, 198 enlisted, 19 aircrew
Armament:four AGM-84 Harpoon missiles, 36 SM-1MR Standard missiles, two triple-mount 324mm Mk32 tubes for Mk46 torpedoes, one three-inch/62-caliber Mk75 rapid firing gun, one Phalanx CIWS, four .50-caliber machineguns
Aircraft:one SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I)
USS Samuel Eliot Morison (FFG-13), the seventh Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, was named for Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison[?] (1887-1976), one of America's most distinguished naval historians, who wrote more than 40 books on naval history.

On 11 April 2002, Morison was decommissioned and transferred to Turkey, where she was renamed TCG Gokova (F 496)[?] and joined the other Gaziantep-class[?] (Perry-class) frigates that the Turkish Navy has acquired from the United States.

Samuel Eliot Morison (FFG-13) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy.



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