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USS Doyle (FFG-39)
USS Doyle FFG-39
USS Doyle (FFG-39)
Career (US)
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 23 October 1981
Launched: 22 May 1982
Commissioned: 21 May 1983
Decommissioned: 29 July 2011
Homeport: Philadelphia Navy Yard
Nickname: Valiant Mariner
Fate: Decommissioned, To Be Transfer Under FMS
Status: Decommissioned
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)
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 Doyle (FFG-39) was the 30th ship to be constructed in the Oliver Hazard Perry-class of guided missile frigates of the United States Navy. The Doyle was named after Vice Admiral James Henry Doyle (1897–1982) Vice Admiral Doyle was most known for his contributions during the Korean War as Commander Amphibious Group One.

Her keel was laid down by Bath Iron Works Corporation of Bath, Maine, on 23 October 1981. She was launched on 22 May 1982 and commissioned on 21 May 1983.

The USS Doyle was decommissioned at Naval Station Mayport on 29 July 2011 after completing 27 years of service.


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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