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USS Fanning (FF-1076)
USS Fanning (FF-1076)
USS Fanning (FF-1076)
Career (US)
Ordered: 22 July 1964
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards - Los Angeles Division, San Pedro, California
Laid down: 7 December 1968
Launched: 24 January 1970
Acquired: 16 July 1971
Commissioned: 23 July 1971
Decommissioned: 31 July 1993
Struck: 11 January 1995
Motto: Indomitable
Fate: To Turkey 31 July 1993, renamed Adatepe (F-251), Decommissioned 2001
General characteristics
Class & type: Knox-class frigate
Displacement: 3,202 tons (4,183 full load)
Length: 438 ft (133.5 m)
Beam: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
Draught: 24 ft 9 in (7.6 m)
Propulsion: 2 × CE 1200psi boilers
1 Westinghouse geared turbine
1 shaft, 35,000 shp (26 MW)
Speed: over 27 knots (31 mph; 50 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,330 km)
Complement: 18 officers, 267 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-40 Air Search Radar
AN/SPS-67 Surface Search Radar
AN/SQS-26 Sonar
AN/SQR-18 Towed array sonar system
Mk68 Gun Fire Control System
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
AN/SLQ-32 Electronics Warfare System
Armament: one Mk-16 8 cell missile launcher for ASROC and Harpoon missiles
one Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber gun
Mark 46 torpedoes from four single tube launchers)
one Mk-25 BPDMS launcher for Sea Sparrow missiles, later replaced by Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft carried: one SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter

USS Fanning (FF-1076), a Knox-class frigate, is the 3rd ship of the United States Navy to be named for Nathaniel Fanning. The ship was originally designated DE-1076. Constructed by Todd Shipyards, Los Angeles Division, San Pedro, California, laid down 7 December 1968, launched 24 January 1970 and delivered 16 July 1971. She was commissioned 23 July 1971, decommissioned 31 July 1993 and was struck 11 January 1995. She was transferred to Turkey on her decommissioning and renamed Adatepe (F-251). Decommissioned by Turkey in 2001.

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