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USS George Philip (FFG-12)
USS George Philip underway during sea trials in 1982
USS George Philip underway during sea trials in 1982
Career (US)
Ordered: 27 February 1976
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards, San Pedro
Laid down: 14 December 1977
Launched: 16 December 1978
Commissioned: 10 October 1980
Decommissioned: 15 March 2003
Struck: 24 May 2004
Homeport: San Diego, California (former)
Fate: Stricken, to be disposed of
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 George Philip (FFG-12), sixth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Commander George Philip, Jr. (1912–1945), posthumous winner of the Navy Cross for actions as commander USS Twiggs (DD-591).[1] Ordered from Todd Shipyards, San Pedro, CA on 27 February 1976 as part of the FY76 program, George Philip was laid down on 14 December 1977, launched on 16 December 1978, and commissioned on 10 October 1980. Decommissioned on 15 March 2003, as of June 2003 George Philip is in reserve at Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility Bremerton, WA.

The George Philip was expected to join the Portuguese Navy in 2006, together with her sister ship Sides, but the Portuguese Navy dropped the offer and chose two Dutch Karel Doorman-class frigates instead.

The George Philip was expected to join the Turkish Navy in the summer of 2008, together with her sister ship Sides, but the Turkish Navy dropped the offer.


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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