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USS Edward McDonnell (FF-1043)
USS Edward McDonnell (FF-1043) underway
Career (USA)
Name: USS Edward McDonnell (FF-1043)
Awarded: 3 January 1962
Builder: Avondale Shipyard, New Orleans, Louisiana
Laid down: 1 April 1963
Launched: 15 February 1964
Commissioned: DE-1043 15 February 1965
Decommissioned: 30 September 1988
Reclassified: FF-1040 30 June 1975*
Struck: 15 December 1992
Motto: Deter through Strength
Fate: Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling, 21 August 2002
General characteristics
Class & type: Garcia class frigate
(Formerly destroyer escort)
Displacement: 2,624 tons (light)
Length: 414 ft 6 in (126.34 m)
Beam: 44 ft 1 in (13.44 m)
Draught: 24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)
Propulsion: 2 Foster-Wheeler boilers; 1 Westinghouse geared turbine; 35,000shp; 1 shaft
Speed: 27 knots
Complement: 16 officers
231 enlisted
Armament: 2 x 5"/38 Mk 30(2x1)
1 8-tube ASROC Mk16 launcher (16 missiles)
6 x 12.75 in (324mm) Mk 32 (2x3) torpedo tubes, Mk 46 torpedoes
2 x MK 37 torpedo tubes (fixed, stern)
Aircraft carried: 1 x SH-2F Seasprite LAMPS I

USS Edward McDonnell (FF-1043) was a frigate in the US Navy and the third in its class. Named for medal of honor recipient Vice Admiral Edward Orrick McDonnell.[1]


This article includes information collected from the public domain sources Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships and Naval Vessel Register.

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