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USS Davidson (FF-1045)
USS Davidson (FF-1045) underway in the Indian Ocean on 1 May 1983 (6378958).jpg
USS Davidson (FF-1045) underway
Career (United States)
Ordered: 3 January 1962
Builder: Avondale Shipyards
Laid down: 30 September 1963
Launched: 2 October 1964
Acquired: 16 November 1965
Commissioned: 1 December 1965
Decommissioned: 8 December 1988
Struck: 24 January 2001
Fate: Transferred to Brazil
Career (Brazil)
Name: Paraiba (D28)
Commissioned: 25 July 1989
Decommissioned: 26 July 2002
Fate: sank in early 2005
General characteristics
Class & type: Garcia-class frigate
Displacement: 3403 tons
Length: 415 ft (126 m)
Beam: 44 ft (13 m)
Draft: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Propulsion: Steam Turbines
Complement: Officers: 20; Enlisted: 245

USS Davidson (FF-1045) was a Garcia-class destroyer escort, and later a frigate, in the United States Navy. She was named for Vice Admiral Lyal A. Davidson. Davidson was commissioned on 7 December 1965 in Charleston, South Carolina. She was homeported in Pearl Harbor. She deployed to the Western Pacific in support of the Vietnam War. She was redesignated, along with the rest of her class, as FF-1045 in 1975. On 8 December 1988, Davidson was decommissioned. She was transferred to Brazil and commissioned 25 July 1989 as Paraiba (D28). She was decommissioned from the Brazilian Navy on 26 July 2002. Davidson sank as she was being towed to India to be scrapped, along with the former Sample.

A starboard bow view of the frigate USS DAVIDSON (FF-1045) underway off Diamond Head.

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