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USS Estocin (FFG-15)
USS Estocin underway in the Caribbean Sea.
USS Estocin underway in the Caribbean Sea
Career (US)
Ordered: 27 February 1976
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 2 April 1979
Launched: 3 November 1979
Commissioned: 10 January 1981
Decommissioned: 3 April 2003
Struck: 3 April 2003
Homeport: Norfolk, Virginia (former)
Fate: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP)
Career (Turkey) Turkish Navy Ensign
Name: TCG Göksu (F 497)
Namesake: Göksu
Acquired: 3 April 2003
Status: in active service, as of 2020
General characteristics
Displacement: 4,100 long tons (4,200 t), full load
Length: 453 feet (138 m), overall
Beam: 45 feet (14 m)
Draught: 22 feet (6.7 m)
  • 2 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines generating 41,000 shp (31 MW) through a single shaft and variable pitch propeller
  • 2 × Auxiliary Propulsion Units, 350 hp (260 kW) retractable electric azimuth thrusters for maneuvering and docking.
Speed: over 29 knots (54 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nautical miles at 18 knots (9,300 km at 33 km/h)
Complement: 15 officers and 190 enlisted, plus SH-60 LAMPS detachment of roughly six officer pilots and 15 enlisted maintainers
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 LAMPS III helicopters

USS Estocin (FFG-15), ninth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Captain Michael John Estocin (1931–1967). Ordered from Bath Iron Works on 27 February 1976 as part of the FY76 program, Estocin was laid down on 2 April 1979, launched on 3 November 1979, and commissioned on 10 January 1981.

Estocin (FFG-15) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy.

TCG Göksu (F 487)[edit | edit source]

Decommissioned and stricken on 3 April 2003, Estocin was on the same day transferred to Turkey as that nation's TCG Göksu (F 497). As of 2012, she is still in active service.

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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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