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USS Copeland (FFG-25)
USS Copeland (FFG-25)
USS Copeland (FFG-25)
Career (United States)
Name: USS Copeland (FFG-25)
Namesake: Robert W. Copeland
Ordered: 28 February 1977
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards, San Pedro
Laid down: 24 October 1979
Launched: 26 July 1980
Commissioned: 7 August 1982
Decommissioned: 18 September 1996
Struck: 18 September 1996
Homeport: San Diego, California
Fate: transferred to Egyptian Navy, 18 September 1996[1]
Career (Egypt)
Name: Alexandria (F911)
Acquired: 18 September 1996[1]
Commissioned: 13 July 1997[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)
  • 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 Copeland (FFG-25) was the seventeenth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class of guided-missile frigates in the United States Navy. She was named for Rear Admiral Robert W. Copeland (1910–1973).

Ordered from Todd Pacific Shipyards, San Pedro, California on 28 February 1977 as part of the FY77 program, Copeland was laid down on 24 October 1979, launched on 26 July 1980, and commissioned on 7 August 1982. Decommissioned and stricken on 18 September 1996, she was transferred to Egypt the same day as Mubarak (F911). After the 2011 revolution the ship was renamed to remove the former ruler's name. The ship is named Alexandria (F911) now. As of 2015, she remained in active service with the Egyptian Navy.[1]

Copeland (FFG-25) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 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. 


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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