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USS Estocin (FFG-15)
USS Estocin underway in the Caribbean Sea.
USS Estocin underway in the Caribbean Sea
Career (US)
Ordered: 27 February 1976
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 2 April 1979
Launched: 3 November 1979
Commissioned: 10 January 1981
Decommissioned: 3 April 2003
Struck: 3 April 2003
Homeport: Norfolk, Virginia (former)
Fate: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP)
Career (Turkey) Turkish Navy Ensign
Name: TCG Göksu (F 497)
Namesake: Göksu
Acquired: 3 April 2003
Status: in active service, as of 2022
General characteristics
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 Estocin (FFG-15), ninth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Captain Michael John Estocin (1931–1967). Ordered from Bath Iron Works on 27 February 1976 as part of the FY76 program, Estocin was laid down on 2 April 1979, launched on 3 November 1979, and commissioned on 10 January 1981.

Estocin (FFG-15) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy.

TCG Göksu (F 487)

Decommissioned and stricken on 3 April 2003, Estocin was on the same day transferred to Turkey as that nation's TCG Göksu (F 497). As of 2012, she is still in active 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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