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Some USS Ramsey Specifications

Contract Awarded: January 4, 1962
Builder: Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co., Seattle, Wash.
Keel Laid: February 4, 1963
Launched: October 15, 1963
Commissioned: June 3, 1967
Reclassified Frigate (FFG-2) on 30 June 1975
Decommissioned: September 1, 1988
Fate: Sunk as a target at RIMPAC 2000 exercise, 15 June 2000
Location: 023-53'00.6" North, 159-35'00.5" West. Depth: 2700 fathoms.

Propulsion system: 2 Foster Wheeler 1,200 psi boilers, 1 GE steam turbine, 1 shaft, 35,000 total horsepower
Propellers: one
Length: 414,4 feet (126.3 meters)
Beam: 45 feet (13.5 meters)
Draft 14.6 ft., 24 ft (sonar dome)
Displacement: 3,425 tons
Speed: 27 knots; Range 4000 nm @ 20 knots

Aircraft: one SH-2F (LAMPS 1)

one Mk 22 Mod. 0 guided missile launcher for 16 Standard SM-1 MR,
one Mk 30 5-inch/12.7cm gun,
two triple mount 324mm US Mk 32 tubes for Mk 46 torpedos
one Mk 16 ASROC octuple launcher

Crew: 17 Officers, 219 Enlisted
MARS call sign: 0CPA






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