|USS Davidson (FF-1045)|
USS Davidson (FF-1045) underway
|Career (United States)|
|Ordered:||3 January 1962|
|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|
|Commissioned:||25 July 1989|
|Decommissioned:||26 July 2002|
|Fate:||sank in early 2005|
|Class & type:||Garcia-class frigate|
|Length:||415 ft (126 m)|
|Beam:||44 ft (13 m)|
|Draft:||25 ft (7.6 m)|
|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.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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