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USS Fahrion (FFG-22)
USS Fahrion FFG-22
USS Fahrion (FFG-22)
Career (United States)
Name: USS Fahrion (FFG-22)
Namesake: Frank George Fahrion
Ordered: 28 February 1977
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle, Washington
Laid down: 1 December 1978
Launched: 24 August 1979
Acquired: 29 December 1981
Commissioned: 16 January 1982
Decommissioned: 31 March 1998
Struck: 31 March 1998
Homeport: Mayport, Florida (former)
Fate: transferred to Egyptian Navy, 31 March 1998[1]
Career (Egypt)
Name: Sharm El-Sheik (F901)
Acquired: 31 March 1998[1]
Status: in active service, as of 2007[1]
General characteristics
Class & type: Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate
Displacement: 4,100 long tons (4,200 t), full load
Length: 453 feet (138 m), overall
Beam: 45 feet (14 m)
Draft: 22 feet (6.7 m)
Propulsion:
  • 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:
AN/SLQ-32
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 LAMPS III helicopters

USS Fahrion (FFG-22), fourteenth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Admiral Frank George Fahrion (1894–1970).

Ordered from Todd Pacific, Seattle, WA on 28 February 1977 as part of the FY77 program, Fahrion was laid down on 1 December 1978, launched on 24 August 1979, and commissioned on 16 January 1982. Transferred to Egypt on 15 March 1998 as Sharm El-Sheik (F901), she was formally decommissioned and stricken on 31 March 1998. As of 2015, Sharm El-Sheik remained in active service with the Egyptian Navy.[1]

Fahrion (FFG-22) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy.

Operations and Missions[edit | edit source]

  • Operation Earnest Will -MEF 2–88 (May 1988 – Sept 1988)
  • Baltops 89 (June 1989 – Sept 1989)
  • Great Lakes Cruise (June 1990 – September 1990)
  • Operation Abel Vigil (June 1994 – August 1994)[2]
  • UNITAS 36–95 (27 June 1995[3]-December 1995)
  • Great Lakes Cruise (June 1997 – September 1997)

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wertheim, Eric, ed (2007). "Egypt". The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems (15th ed.). Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. p. 171. ISBN 978-1-59114-955-2. OCLC 140283156. 
  2. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/navy/ffg-22.htm
  3. http://www.armfor.uscourts.gov/opinions/1999Term/98-0095.htm

References[edit | edit source]

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.

External links[edit | edit source]


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