|USS Jack Williams (FFG-24)|
USS Jack Williams (FFG-24)
|Name:||USS Jack Williams|
|Ordered:||28 February 1977|
|Builder:||Bath Iron Works|
|Laid down:||25 February 1980|
|Launched:||30 August 1980|
|Commissioned:||19 September 1981|
|Decommissioned:||13 September 1996|
|Struck:||13 September 1996|
|Fate:||transferred to Bahrain, 1996|
|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)|
|Draught:||22 feet (6.7 m)|
|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 |
|Electronic warfare |
|Aircraft carried:||2 × SH-60 LAMPS III helicopters|
USS Jack Williams (FFG-24), sixteenth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Jack Williams, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism in the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Ordered from Bath Iron Works on 28 February 1977 as part of the FY77 program, Jack Williams was laid down on 25 February 1980; launched on 30 August 1980; and commissioned on 19 September 1981.
Decommissioned and stricken on 13 September 1996, she was transferred to Bahrain the same day and recommissioned as the RBNS Sabha (FFG-90).
Jack Williams (FFG-24) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy.
References[edit | edit source]
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- navsource.org: USS Jack Williams
- navysite.de: USS Jack Williams
- MaritimeQuest USS Jack Williams FFG-24 pages
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