USS Elrod ( FFG-55)visiting Amsterdam"s cruise terminal
USS Stephen W Groves. USN. USA-NAVY. liver Hazard Perry Class Frigate. "ffg29". Seen here in New York, USA. May 2007 for "Fleet Week".
USS Klakring. ffg42 provide anti-submaine warfare capability. May 2006. Fleet Week
Friendlies keeping us safe in Roatan (FFG-8 USS McInerney)
At sea with the USS Gary (FFG 51) Nov. 5, 2002 -- The guided missile frigate makes an approach on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) while preparing for a scheduled replenishment at sea (RAS). Replenishment operations are conducted while underway between ship in order to transfer fuel and supplies during extended periods at sea. Kitty Hawk and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) is currently underway providing a forward presence in the Asian Pacific area of operation, while conducting scheduled training and exercises with regional allies. Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and is home ported in Yokosuka, Japan.
USS Gary Characteristics
The USS GARY (FFG-51) is an Oliver Hazard Perry Class guided missile frigate. This class currently consists of 51 ships making it the largest single class of warships built by a Western Navy since World War Two.
Displacment: 4,100 Tons
Length: 453 Feet
Beam: 45 Feet
Complement: 21 Officers, 203 Enlisted
Propulsion: Two General Electric LM2500, Gas Turbines (40,000 HP) One Controllable Pitch Propeller Two 350 Horsepower Electric Drive Auxiliary Propulsion Units
Auxiliaries: Four 1000 Kilowatt Ship's Service Diesel Generators
Maximum Speed: 30 + Knots
Aircraft: Two SH-60B MK III LAMPS Helicopters
Mk75 76mm Rapid Firing Gun
Mk32 ASW Torpedo Tubes (Two Triple Tubes)
Mk15 Close-in Weapons System
AN/SPS-49 Air Search Radar
AN/SPS-55 Surface Search Radar
Mk92 Fire Control System
AN/SLQ-32 Electronics Warfare System
Mk36 SRBOC Decoy System
Thursday, January 15, 2009